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August 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 10, NUMBER 16, AUGUST 15th, 2002 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #5050 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 7571 N.W. 78th St. Medley, FL 33166-7530 Forward and Address Correction Blackwood Entertains Youth TC Hosts Fairy Tale WeddingBlackwood Holds Home ComingHome Coming Events Raise Money for Improvements in TownsCast-away Cay Life Guards Help SchoolsThree Australian life guards at Cast-away Cay paddled the ten miles from Sandy Point to Cast-away Cay using only their hands to raise money for the Crossing Rocks School and the Sandy Point School. Shown above are, left to right, life guard Mitch Waters, life g uard Wade Riley, Vernita Walker accepting on behalf of Crossing rocks, Administrator for South Abaco, Mr. Benjamin Pinder, acceptin g for Sandy Point, and life guard Kelly Margetts. See story on page 10. By Anita Rolle Hundreds turned out to participate in the Fourth Annual Blackwood Homecoming held August 2-4, 2002. Despite the threat of rain, the crowds came out in scores to enjoy the festivities. Thoughtful organizers planned ahead, making available a big red tent, which proved useful for shelter from the spates of rain. Officially opening the event was North Abaco Island Administrator Ivan Ferguson. In his brief address Mr. Ferguson commended organizers of the event for their great efforts and encouraged them to stick together as a community as they continue to build and develop Blackwood. With a full slate of events, activities included a basketball tournament, dominoes tournament, cultural and fashion show, games, and, of course, the weekend would not be complete without Junkanoo! The basketball games were the highlight of the sporting activities with referees Tony Jones, Kirk Juice Reckley and Papa Su keeping everything in order. The teams showed true comradery, proving that it is not all about winning, it is about having a great time. Music was provided by AJ the DJ who certainly did a fabulous job entertaining the crowd with his witticism. Everything Bahamian was available for eats. For the sweet tooth there were the traditional Abaco pineapple and coconut pies, cakes and other dePlease see Home Coming Page 6 The youth of Black Wood and other North Abaco communities enjoyed the recent home coming. Shown here are boys learning the techniques of boxing. The home coming was held at the well maintained basketball court in town. By Anita Rolle Work has finally begun on the much needed landscaping at the Central Abaco Primary School. The school has been in operation for about four years and since its inception, proper landscaping has been visibly absent from the school compound. After much turmoil and tactics, work has finally begun atLandscaping Is Underway at Central Abaco Primary SchoolA special horse and buggy was brought to Treasure Cay.for the wedding of Ms. Tara SAwyer to Mr. Jamaal Moss. The wedding took place at the Full Gospel ASsembly of God and the reception was at Touch of Class..The bride is the daughter of Elmore Capt. Forty and Florence Sawyer of Treasure Cay. Photo by Randy Curry Please see School Page 10

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Page 2 The Abaconian August 15th, 2002 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL New Schedule as of March 10th, 2002In Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 1 1:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICEICE ICEICE ICE RENTRENT RENTRENT RENT ALAL ALAL AL BIKESBIKES BIKESBIKES BIKES CHEROKEE AIRCharter Service Flights to all points in the Bahamas and FloridaP.O. Box AB-20485 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas 242-367-2089 242-367-2613 242-367-2530Call us for rates TT TT T ropicalropical ropicalropical ropicalSelfSelf SelfSelf SelfStorageStorage StorageStorage Storage10 x 12 12 x 20 12 x 30Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 tropicalselfstorage@abacoinet.com By Anita Rolle Goombay on Abaco has one more lap to make before hanging it up until next year. The past five festivals held over three months have been nothing short of magnificent. The Ministry of Tourism and all others involved must be commended for a job well done. Each week we and our visitors to the island have been entertained, have been fed, have been educated and weve shared experiences. Opening night gave most natives yet another chance to experience our very own Royal Bahamas Police Pop Band while giving some of our visitors that experience for the very first time. Eugene Davis and K.B. have flown in, the Gully Roosters and Impact have shown up, all giving us a true taste of Bahamian music. Fire dancing, modeling and fashion shows, limbo, more unique experiences. Lets not forget the one that has the task of holding our attention from 6 p.m. til midnight, commentating, narrating, filling in the gaps with his wit. Abaco trivia is a very important part of each festival its certainly taught ME a few facts! Cant wait to see what the grand finale is going to be like! Im looking forward to a great time and hopefully a few pleasant surprises from the Abaco Tourist Office!Last Goombay Summer Will Be Aug. 23Sherell Carey is shown here at a booth at Goombay Summer Festivities. This year all of the parties were held in Marsh Harbour, a series of six parties held in June, July and August.The festivities highlight Bahamian culture, music, dance and food. The crowds love the bands and entertainers which are brought in for these occasions. The program for the Goombay Summer Festivals vary from week to week. Here a Junkanoo group is shown performing, entertaining the crowd which includes both visitors and Bahamians. Fire dancers, limbo competitions, trivia quizzes, fashion shows and other entertainment are varied to keep everyone interested.

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August 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 3 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 S outh 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 By Anita Rolle The seventeenth Commonwealth Games are now history. Bahamian athletes did an outstanding job, putting our country on the map once again, emerging with eight medals in total, four gold and four bronze. The womens 4x100 metre relay team left dust in the face of the rest of the field, moving to the top of the medal stand for the first time since the Olympic Games of 2000. Our ladies have now worn the crown at the Olympic Games, the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games. Whats left for them now? The Central American and Caribbean Games coming up in December and the Pan American Games in 2003. The team, anchored by Debbie Ferguson, Chandra Sturrup on the third leg, Abaconian Savetheda Fynes on the second leg and newcomer Timicka Clarke on the lead off, ran a time of 42.44 seconds in Manchester, England, breaking the games record. Rookie Timicka Clarke has now proven herself worthy of a place on the 4x100 meter relay team. Savetheda Fynes also took home an individual medal, winning the bronze in the 100 meters in 11.07. Our mens 4x400 meter relay team found themselves in the right place at the right time. The relay team of Chris Brown on the lead off, Abaconian Troy McIntosh on the second leg, Dominic Demeritte on the third and Tim Munnings anchoring, finished third for the bronze medal in a time of 3:1.35. Missing Avard Moncur, the men knew they had to put their best foot forward and did exactly that. An island hopping trip to give people a chance to meet some of the stars was to include Abaco. However, due to inclement weather the trip was cancelled. They did, however, travel to Andros, Eleuthera and Exuma and according to reports, were warmly greeted there.An Outstanding AthleteBy Isobel Sherman Once again Debbie Ferguson led the Bahamian team in gold medals at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England. Debbie set a newAbaconians Did Well at Commonwealth Games Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.com record in the 100 metre with a time of 10.91 seconds. She won a second gold in the 200 metre run and the third gold as the anchor for the 4x100 relay where she ran her leg with a record run. Debbie was welcomed home in grand style. Her goal is to beat American Marion Jones in the 100 metres, hopefully, later this year. Subscribe toThe AbaconianToday

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Page 4 The Abaconian August 15th, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com 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 & Cocktails & Cocktails & Cocktails & Cocktails & CocktailsHappy 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 The Central Bank of The Bahamas has warned the public that new counterfeit versions of the B$100 and B$50 banknotes are in circulation. The serial numbers of the detected counterfeit banknotes are B$100 F199578 and H310631 B$50 G210420. Variations of these numbers are possible and entirely different serial numbers may exist. It seems that lower denomination banknotes such as B$1 and B$10 have been overprinted with the designs of higher denominations such as B$50 and B$100. This resulted in the genuine security features being present in the observed counterfeit banknotes. These are a genuine watermark, and a genuine windowed security thread (weaving in and out of the paper) or a genuine embedded security thread (fully embedded in the paper), the Central Bank representaive said. The Central Bank said the printings on the counterfeit banknotes are of poor quality, as the decorative images are blurry and the raised feeling usually found on the printing of genuine banknotes is missing. Missing are the phosphorescent denomination numerals which show fluoresce yellow when viewed under black fluorescent light. Missing is the image feature located in the scroll work to the left of the portrait, which causes the numerals 100 or 50 to appear and disappear when the note is tilted back and forth at eye level. The public is advised to be extremely cautious when accepting all Bahamas banknotes, as counterfeit B$10 and B$20 banknotes bearing various serial numbers have also been seen. If anyone suspects a counterfeit banknote, contact the police.Counterfeit Banknotes Are in Circulation New Sign Guides VisitorsA new sign at the Tresure Cay International Airport is a very atracitve way of guiding our visitors who arrive at that airport. The previous North Abaco Council made a big effort to have signs to identify buildings, warn traffic, name towns and caution against illegal dumping. BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!

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Page 6 The Abaconian August 15th, 2002 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 Sea Spray ResortHopetown, Elbow Cay, AbacoVillas Restaurant Marina Now Offering Discounted RatesAugust 2002 through April 2003 Boats up to 50 $325 monthly Metered water & electricityTexaco Star Port Fresh Water Pool BakeryBoat House RestaurantCome by and see us We have friendly staff waiting to serve youOpen 8-5 daily VHF ch. 16 Ph: (242) 366-0065 e-mail: seasprayr es@oii.net www.seasprayresort.com lightful treats, while scrumptious meals included traditional fish, chicken and sides. My favorite stall, of course, manned by Mr. Pedican and crew, served mouth watering North Abaco NewsThe Blackwood Home Coming allowed Black Wood women to display their crafts. Shown above are, left to right, Ms. Mary Cornish, Ms. Sabrina Laing and Ms. Dashawn Burrows showing off straw work. They attributed their skills to Ms. Ethlyn Cornish, who is very talented in the work. Unfortunately, she was unable to attend the home coming due to illness. Money raised from the event will be spent in improvements to their town, supplementing the funding allocated to them from local government. NewsFrom Page 1 conch salad, seasoned to taste! It was a great three days of food, folks, family and fun. Mr. John Williams, President, and Mr. Eusais Cornish, Vice-President of the Blackwood Homecoming 2002, and their committee members must be comGreat 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 Improvements are complete at the ferry dock at the Treasure Cay airport. It now accommodates a number of boats at the dock on the far side with dolphins to stern tie the boats. A ramp at the far end of the boat basin allows boaters to launch and haul their boats. The dock in the foreground is for freight. The ferry boats still use the same area of the dock they have used for many years. mended for organizing a great weekend. Notably impressive was the number of youngsters present and participating from the Blackwood area. The community of Blackwood should prosper for a long time with the proper development of its energetic and vibrant young people. Remember Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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August 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 7 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 With 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 Rules to Enter Drawing:1.$50.00 minimum purchase required. 2.Prizes must be claimed within seven (7) days or tickets will be redrawn. 3.Tickets will be drawn on September 30th, 2002. WIN A WASHING MACHINE! Coming to Marsh Harbour? Need to rent a car for a day?Rental Wheels across from Boat HarbourTel: 367-4643 ENQUIRE ABOUT OUR RATES Attention Outer Cay ResidentsConstruction of the new sea wall at Coopers Town is well under way with much of it already completed. Shown above is a popular gazebo at the southeast end of the wall. The Waugh Construction Company of Freeport is doing the construction. More North Abaco News Abaco Marine ConstructionQuality Marine Construction242-366-0224 Fx 242-366-0434 email: docks@hopetown.comDocks Sea Walls Marinas DredgingAll stainless steel fastenersDesign Drafting Permitting Etc.

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Page 8 The Abaconian August 15th, 2002 The Editor Says . Time to Start WorkBy Isobel ShermanFlights to CubaBahamasair announced on July 31 that it would begin flights to Havana four days per week in October. The cost quoted was $89 one way. So we are now going to fly to a competing tourist destination, one that could be a real threat to the tourism industry in the Bahamas. I heartedly agree with Silbert Mills on Radio Abaco on August 1st when he asked how could Bahamasair fly to Cuba while Abaco cant have the flight to West Palm Beach back? Also he said that to fly from Nassau to Havana is about 200 miles and to fly from Marsh Harbour to West Palm is about 196 miles. Yet it usually costs $300 or more round trip to go to Florida. I have written many times about the need for more seats to West Palm Beach because Bahamasair stopped their service there. NowThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Alice Bain, Anita Rolle, Isobel Sherman, Theresa P inder Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: John Hedden, Sarone Kennedy. Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Generally Speaking . .Education Is VitalDavid RalphI will ask the question, have tourist arrivals been down this summer because of the lack of seats from West Palm Beach and how did the price of tickets affect the numbers?The Importance of Text BooksI expect to receive comments on what I am about to write. Most will be negative but here goes anyway. Textbooks are an important part of every course your child takes in school. At the secondary level they are the key factor to being able to pass BJC and BGCSE examinations. Yet parents and guardian balk at having to buy textbooks. Yes, they are expensive. But your child should be your number one investment. Each year parents at Abaco Central High School are given booklists and each year teachers attempt to get children to buy their own textbooks. SomeAll About TownBy S. Timothy Roberts In todays global community the success of individuals or a nation is largely determined by the quality of education that they achieve personally or as a whole. The nations that have higher levels of education are usually more productive and progressive. As many students, parents and teachers are even now beginning to prepare for a new school year, I would like to encourage each one to strive for personal excellence in all that he or she does. Together I believe we can make The Bahamas a more progressive and competitive nation. First, I would like to inspire the students to be the best at whatever they do. You are the future leaders, entrepreneurs, and more, of Abaco and The Bahamas. Aspire to be all that you can hope or dream you can be. We all have gifts and talents. Seek to understand your strengths and weaknesses and use your abilities to succeed. You can only do this if you try. And more than just seeking to gain knowledge, seek morally to be the best you can be. As the Bible tells us, if we seek to be the greatest and succeed, if we dont have love, it means nothing. Learn to respect everyone, and you will gain respect yourself. It is better to have a good name than great wealth. Second, I would like to motivate parents to take an active role in their childs whole life, not just education or just social life, but every aspect. Nurture the good and help to steer them from the many ills that society can offer. Equip them to make intelligent choices. The responsibility for a child rests in the hands of the mother and father. What that child becomes in life depends to a great extent upon your influence. So many never realize in how many ways we impact a childs behavior. Children learn from all of their parents actions, good or bad, and most often imitate what their parents do and say. The position of a parent is a serious one. Unfortunately, all across our country there are too many unwanted and mistreated children. We must treat our children as precious and love them with all that we have and are. Anything less is unspeakably wrong. Parents can, through their words of enBatelco improves their customer payment windowForty-five days have passed since elections determined the local government make-up which will maintain our towns for the next three years. Councils, boards and committees are beginning to meet and settle into their monthly routine. Moores Island and the South Abaco District will continue to be under the watchful eye of Administrator Benjamin Pinder. Central and North Abaco districts have been guided into the beginning of the third term of local government by Administrators Everette Hart and Ivan Ferguson. Unfortunately, both are leaving this month, being transferred to new postings. The two replacement administrators will arrive soon and be indoctrinated into our active environment. The learning process works in both directions. We will teach them about our robust economy, and they will guide us through the governmental process, attempting to keep our elected and appointed local government officials out of trouble. The competition, the back room negotiations and the friction that was present before and immediately after the recent local government elections are over. Now it is time to get down to business. Contracts have to be reviewed and awarded, building permit applications must be studied and permits issued. Our public buildings must be maintained. There is a great variety of ongoing and new business for all the councils, committees and boards to consider. The two new administrators will have their own input to impart into the local system. Although our two present seasoned administrators will be missed, it will be interesting and instructive to have new guiding hands with their fresh viewpoints. The new administrators will have their own unique ideas and concepts to offer. The local government system must get up and running to allow our economy to continue to go forward. This means that our two new administrators will not have the luxury of sitting back to take stock of their new territory. The Marsh Harbour Town Committee got off to a running start by replacing the traffic light that was blown down by Hurricane Michelle in November 2001. That committee has a number of younger persons who are eager to get started and will probably take that committee into new territory. They are energetic and forward looking. They have the enthusiasm and the drive of youth and we anticipate they will bring about significant changes Somer towns are looking at traffic patterns, zoning and garbage solutions. Hopefully, the local government bodies will be more assertive as they realize they have more authority than they presently exercise. We constantly hear the complaint that local government does not have enough money. That may be perfectly true. However, that means the councils and town committees have to come up with inventive and more efficient ways of accomplishing their goals. This can be done in a variety of ways. Many towns have improvement committees or other civic groups which assist the local government officials in improving their towns. Blackwood recently held a homecoming. One of their goals was to raise money to help maintain their basketball court and other town responsibilities as they do not get enough from local government to maintain their town to their satisfaction. Sandy Point is working to get a combination community center and storm shelter finished. This is all being done privately. Many towns augment government funding with cooperative effort between local government and private initiative. And there are other ways of stretching the money allocated. Each contract should be examined to determine that we are getting value for our commitments. Each expense must be questioned and justified. We want our leaders to put aside personal friendships and work for the benefit of the entire community. Besides changes in local government administrators, changes are anticipated in other government departments. It is not unusual to see top managers in the various government departments replaced with new faces. Government department heads can expect a routine transfer every three to seven years. Abaco has many persons who must be wondering if the new PLP government in Nassau is reviewing their personnel files and what their future holds. It has been announced that we getting a new school superintendent, who will have his hands full managing the largest Family Island school system in the Bahamas outside of Grand Bahama. Although we welcome new administrators and department heads in many areas of government, we regret the loss of those we have come to respect and appreciate for their fairness and integrity. Some who have served here left an indelible mark. These departures will leave a void which will be difficult for the next persons to fill and perhaps will not get fulfilled in the same way. We cannot expect them to do as their predecessor did. Each one will have his own unique way and style. The Abaco Chamber of Commerce is hosting a luncheon August 23 at the Abaco Beach Hotel to enable Administrator Hart to introduce his replacement, Administrator Alexander Williams from Exuma. This will give Mr. Williams a chance to size up a significant portion of the business community. Encounters such as these will assist in the transition. We must all do our part in assisting these new people to adapt to Abaco. They are a new part of our team to help Abaco realize even greater success. Please see Roberts Page 31 Please see Sherman Page 30

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August 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code + Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 98 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Brand PartsHardware & Fastenersfor Homeowners and ContractorsPlumbing Supplies Water HeatersYour largest choice of economical Gas AppliancesAt the traffic light in Marsh Harbour Paints Comments on Golf Carts on Our RoadsDear Editor, On July 29 Mr. Silbert Mills had a program on Radio Abaco discussing the use of seat belts. He invited his listeners to call in and make their views known publicly about what they thought about the law making seat belt use mandatory. I applaud Mr. Mills for airing the show as well as the listeners who called to state their views. However, that particular show is just a part of the reason for this letter. During the July 29 show a listener questioned the use of golf carts on Abaco without the use of seat belts which was subsequently followed up on July 30 with another call-in show by Mr. Mills. Again I applaud Mr. Mills. But during this second show Mr. Mills made the comment that the people who did not call in to comment apparently had no problem with the use of golf carts on the streets of Abaco. Far from the truth, Mr. Mills. The fact is that everyone does not have the opportunity to listen to the radio while working or to call in to a radio talk show. In any case you had a lot of sensible comments about golf carts on the streets. My personal comment is that they dont belong in commercial areas because they are only an accident involving death waiting to happen. Jim HallToo Many Dangerous DriversThe Editor, When I write to the press, I am usually concerned or appreciative but this time I am angry. I always become angry when I observe citizens treating children and old folk in an unacceptable way. Let me explain. Yesterday at 3:55 p.m. I was coming on to Don MacKay Boulevard at Marsh Harbour Auto Parts corner when I saw two children attempting to cross the road. I stopped and they began to cross. Two cars were traveling north and refused to stop and let the kids across. And so they were stuck in the middle of the road while three cars passed. Of course, what brought this frightening incident about was because the lead car was speeding and the kids misjudged the speed. When will we awaken and realise that probably the most frustrating driving in the Bahamas takes place in and near Marsh Harbour? I have driven all over the Caribbean, Central America, North American and Great Britain and no where have I found motorists with such poor road courtesy. Every week we annoy, insult and even frighten a certain percentage of our visitors by the behaviour of our drivers. In my opinion many tens of thousands of dollars are lost to the merchant community every year because our visitors are frightened to walk our streets. Awaken, my fellow Abaconians, and demand more from the powers that be to put a stop to the dangerous driving on our roads. Yours, etc. Patrick J. BethelNot Doing Their Job!Dear Mr. Editor, I hate banks! And most of you probably do, too. Why? Because no one in the bank seems to be doing their job. I recently went into CIBC and filled out an application to increase the credit limit on my Visa credit card. A lady there accepted my form. Two weeks later I spoke to the Manager in an attempt to find out the status of the application as I could not reach anyone in the bank who could answer my question. The Manager gave me the name and telephone number of a gentleman in Card Services in Nassau. When I was able to each him two days later, he passed my call onto another lady who advised me that they did not have an application for me in Nassau. I promptly contacted the lady at CIBC here in Marsh Harbour who dealt with me. She said that she would have to look into it and get back to me. When I called for her again a few days later, I was advised that she was now on maternity leave. Another lady was kind enough to attempt to help me but she was not able to even locate my application. She also advised that I needed to provide her with a letter from my employer regarding my salary. The lady I first dealt with never requested this from me when I originally completed the application. The reason I completed the application when I did was so that the credit limit might be increased prior to my trip to the US four weeks later. I was asked to complete a new application but I felt that there was little chance that this would be dealt with prior to my departure. What if my application had been something far more important? The lady left for maternity leave without completing loose ends and without bothering to advise anyone else of her work. I find this type of behavior to be terribly unprofessional and down right rude. As a matter of fact, This seems to be the trend in most banks. Not all, but most at some point or another. Whey is it that the level of customer services is so low? Is it because of lack of staff or is it lack of staff that care? Sincerely, Tara SandsHacking Should Not OccurDear Sir or Madam, I was talking to some of the taxi drivers on the island of Abaco and they told me that things arent as great as it used to be. One of their major concerns was the fact that hacking has taken its place amongst them and makes it difficult for them to make a living. Its nothing wrong with someone picking up a family member or a good friend and taking them to their destination. But what is really bothering them is that a certain gray van registration number 5800 is now pulling up at the airport, ferry docks, food stores and picking up guests and charging them a fee. Another thing about this individual he is bold and never sneaks to do his wrong. Also he often swears at the licensed taxi drivers who have taken the time out to qualify themselves for their business. This person isnt a Bahamian. If he has papers to work, we dont feel he has purchased a permit that would enable him to drive a taxi. There isnt enough taxi business out there for hacking and he should stop immediately. If this person wants to start a taxi business, then he should inform the proper authorities and apply for a license like everybody else. Peter is no better than Paul is. The people of Abaco need to work closely with the Department of Immigration so that they can deal with all the wrong thats being done on our island. A couple of questions to the government of the day. Why doesnt the Immigration Department have reserve officers on Abaco? Could the Immigration offices on Abaco use a Hotline for reporting crime and illegal action by foreigners? When will the entire Bahamas be upgraded where if a person is wanted in the United Sates or anywhere and they come into a port of entry in our country, we arent able to see their names popping up on computer system that identifies them as criminals? I feel if all of us get together and work with the different departments, we all will be better off as Bahamians work. Sincerely yours, Wayne Bastian

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Page 10 The Abaconian August 15th, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com 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 A premium Belgium lager beerSummerwine Clearance SaleSelected items now10% to 50% offCash & Credit Card Only School News Please see School Page 11 Three life guards from Cast-away Cay paddled ten miles from Sandy Point to Cast-away Cay on August 4 to raise money for the Crossing Rocks School and the Sandy Point School. They are shown here on their life guard boards paddling with only their hands in a strenuous display of perserverance. They gave each school $1500 dollars later that day. Photo by crew on Cast-away Cay the school. A contract has been granted to Abaco Homes and Gardens and progressively, the school compound is beginning to look alive. According to Mr. Doug Evans of Abaco Homes and Gardens, the work has been separated into various phases and a portion is expected to be completed before the re-opening of school in September. Presently, trenching is being done for installing an irrigation system which will encompass a large area of the compound. Last spring the school PTA took action organizing a protest concerning the deplorable conditions at the school. At that time parents had threatened to keep their children out of school until some effort was made to correct the situation. Protesting the poor conditions relative to the school compound, issues of landscaping, plumbing, maintenance and the general infrastructure of the school were brought up. The fact that work has begun gives those with an interest in the school a ray of hope that cries have not fallen on deaf ears. The project is now being monitored under the SchoolFrom Page 1 watchful eyes of many parents of the six hundred plus students that attend the school. Our children must be comfortable in their surroundings in order to be productive. A comfortable classroom environment is simply not enough. Snack and lunch breaks which serve as a time during the day for students to pause and relax their minds, socialize with friends for a few minutes is an important part of their school life. As grown ups, would we be able to make it through a week without taking the time to break during the day in a relaxed atmosphere?Latterain Christian SchoolBy Isobel Sherman In September when schools reopen there will be a brand new shiny preschool opening, Latterain Christain School. Located in a new fiveroom fully air conditioned classroom building at the back of the property of Latterain Church in Dundas Town, Latterain Christian School will offer classes for children aged 3 to 5 years. The Beka curriculum will be taught by four certified pre-school teachers and two certified pre-school teacher aides. Principal of the school is Mrs. Brenda Archer. The other teachers are Mrs. Tannah Newbold and Mrs. Maneria Burrows with two more coming. The aides are Lisa Scott Archer and Irma Simms. The brightly decorated classrooms are fully equipped with television and video, blackboard and bulletin boards and bright red tables and chairs. The tile floors will give way to a rug during rest time when the children can put their rest mats down. There is a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities for boys and girls. Each classroom has a fire extinguisher. Outside is a fenced play area with swings and slides. The lawn holds bright red childsized picnic tables for the children. Class size will be limited to 15 students per class. Mrs. Archer did say they will have a class for 2 to 2 1/2 year-old children provided they are potty trained and developmentally ready to attend a school. She quickly pointed out that this class would concentrate only on manipulative skills and socialization. The school building was built by the Latterain Church members in six months and is debt free. Many church members donated their skills in constructing the building. Future plans are to have a separate nursery away from the preschool by January 2003 and also building a primary school opposite the preschool building. Registration for the preschool is being held daily from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.Summer Workshops Will Benefit T eachersBy Anita Rolle The Abaco District of the Ministry of Education will be hosting a series of summer workshops under the theme Igniting the Passion for Life Long Learning Scheduled for August 21 thru 23, the workshops will be held at the Central Abaco Primary School in Dundas Town. The workshops are open to teachers and administrators from throughout the island and are being staged in an effort to equip teachers and administrators with the necessary tools to take full advantage of their opportunity in the educating and nurturing of future leaders. The chosen theme sets the stage for the implementation of the Ministrys mission which is ...to provide all persons in the Bahamas with an opportunity to receive an education that will equip them with the necessary beliefs, attitudes, knowledge and skills required for work and life in a democratic society. Forums will facilitate topics for both educators and administrators, including reading and writing connection; social, emotional and creative development; conflict resolution; staff motivation; language and physical development; and team building, Major Credit Cards Accepted

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August 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 11 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 More School News NewsFrom Page 10 Landscaping has already improved the look of the Central Abaco Primary School in Dundas Town. An irrigation system is being installed and sod has been laid. The work is being done by the Abaco Homes and Gardens Company of Marsh Harbour. among other topics. Ms. Felamease Sawyer, Curriculum Officer with the Ministry of Education, noted that teachers and parents should realize that each child is an individual and learning skills that may work for one child might not necessarily work for another. It is in this area that some concentration will be made during the workshops. Facilitators for the workshop will include personnel from various areas of the education system in the Bahamas and will include Rev. Carla Culmer, Mrs. Mary Roberts, Mrs. Charmaine Miller, Mrs. Agatha Archer, Mrs. Franstina Brennen and Ms. Darryl Moncur.Schools Benefit from Life Guard EffortThree Australian life guards working on Cast-away Cay organized a fund raising for the Crossing Rocks and Sandy Point schools. They collected money for the past three weeks from the crew on Cast-away Cay and from the crews on the Disney Wonder and the Disney Magic the two Disney ships which visit Cast-away Cay weekly. Their effort was to paddle on their rescue paddle boards from Sandy Point to Cast-away Cay, a distance of 10 miles. They accomplished this on August 5 leaving Sandy Point at 7:15 a.m. and arriving on Cast-away Cay two hours and 58 minutes later. They had been training for one month for this strenuous trip. In the afternoon of August 4 they presented about $1200 to each school in a ceremony at the Oiesha Club in Sandy Point. The three life guards are among 18 which work at Cast-away Cay. The life guards come from all over the world and include one Abaco man.New Principal for St. FrancisBy Isobel Sherman The Catholic Board of Education recently announced the appointment of a new principal for St. Frances de Sales School. Mrs.Giraud-Kumar has already arrived on Abaco. Prior to coming to St. Frances, Mrs. Giraud-Kumar taught for 27 years at Aquinas College and was head of the modern language department there in Nassau. Welcome to Abaco, Mrs. Giraud-Kumar. Support Citizens Against Crime

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August 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 13 PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODS NURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Plants Gift Items Silk Flowers Baskets Pet Supplies Fish Garden Tools Fertilizers Soils MulchMON FRI 9 5 SAT 9 2 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh Harbour 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 BAHAMASCable subscribers in Abaco now have a chance to see themselves like never before with the availability of Cable Bahamas Cable 12 Community Channel television channel. The service has been available since July 10 although the official launch is planned for mid-August. Cable 12, The Community Channel, provides a way for Bahamians to get their video footage shown on cable television at no cost. Cable Bahamas provides the service to support local community efforts. There is no charge for airing local programs although those supplying the material are responsible for all production costs. Cable 12 is available to all cable subscribers on New Providence, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera and Abaco which provides significant exposure for local programs to the majority of the population in the Bahamas. Cable Bahamas production crew creates about half of all the programs currently shown on Cable 12. Programs include the popular man-on-the-street My Five Cents and the personal interview show Portraits which features prominent figures in Bahamian society. The Cable 12 production team worked on Abaco for several days in July gathering footage and preparing stories about the history, culture and people of Abaco. Programs scheduled for airing during the official launch will cover the wild horses of Abaco, the Johnston Foundry at Little Harbour, pig farming and a look at the economic development of Abaco. Future programs are planned to look at manufacturing and social issues the affect the people of Abaco. Cable 12 has already began working with Abaco video producers to produce ongoing local content on a frequent basis. Anyone interested in submitting programs for Cable 12 should contact Alexia Coakley at 242-3568957 for details. Privilege Customer Program Privilege Customer Program Privilege Customer Program Privilege Customer Program Privilege Customer Program WITH YOUR CUSTOMER CARDSAVE AN EXTRA20% OFFSTOREWIDE THIS MONTHINCLUDING SALE ITEMSALL SHOES10-75%OFFHarbour Bay Shopping CenterPhone: 394-5767Marathon MallPhone: 393-6073Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh HarbourPhone: 367-5792 IntroducingCable Initiates Community TV 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. Bahamian Dining with a Funky TwistPrime Ribs Sunday Evening Reef & Beef Saturday Evening Cheap Eats Thursday EveningBreakfast Lunch DinnerDinner Reservations by 4 p.m. Closed TuesdaysOn Great Guana Cay, Abaco Phone & Fax 365-5137 VHF 16 Email: DOLPHINBEACHRESORT.COM Red Cross Receives Support from CIBCThe Abaco Branch of the Bahamas Red Cross is awarding plaques to businesses in appreciation of their cash donations to the branch. Mr. Sarone Kennedy, Branch Chairman, Ms. Carolina Julmist and Ms. Crystal Cornish, treasurer of the branch, presented a gold award plaque to CIBC Bahamas Ltd. Marsh Harbour Branch. Accepting th plaque on behalf of CIBC was Mr Bill Lyons, Branch Manager and Ms. Iris Henchell, Manager of Customer Service.

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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 T own 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 Alice Bain Negotiations concerning the Bahamas candidacy for the Free Trade Area of the Americas are still ongoing despite fitful noises from the new administration in Nassau that our participation in the FTAA is by no means a certainty. Rick Lowe of the Nassau Institute policy think-tank commented on the proceedings. At the Nassau Institute, we are in favour of free tradebut we are NOT in favour of more government regulations. Right now, the Bahamian Government is sending representatives to FTAA negotiations every month. Some of these are civil society representatives picked from the community to represent the governmentbut whether they work for the government directly or not, all of these people are sworn to secrecy and not allowed to speak to anyone about the content of the negotiations. This isnt right. If the government would have a public forum to discuss this, then we as Bahamian citizens would be able to say I need to be prepared in this or that way, but theyre not. In addition, the United States has been beating everyone down to join the FTAA and drop import tariffs, and then they themselves have turned around and put tariffs on steel imports! I think that people are losing faith in the governments ability to manage national economies, and the governments are realizing this and attempting to make themselves more usefulwhich is what the FTAA is about. Mr. Lowe believes that the Bahamas will survive the process of globalization. We will all need to become much more competitive though, as the protection of central planning is lifted. Our economy minus the banking complex is based around the tourism industry which has been competing internationally since its inception. So it is unlikely that this aspect will be heavily impacted. However, Mr. Lowe takes issue with the shroud of secrecy surrounding the FTAA. Globalization will, one way or another, profoundly change the way we do business here in the Bahamasand the Bahamian Government is doing the populace a disservice by denying them as much lead time as is possible to prepare for these changes.VV VV V iewpointiewpoint iewpointiewpoint iewpointFTAA Talks Are Secret Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Greater Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Touch of Class, Treasure Cay, 367-2536Pilot Club Third T uesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort By Anita Rolle During an address in Parliament plans were discussed for expanding the promotion of the Bahamas. The Ministry of Tourism under its new Minister, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, announced that his Ministry will implement measures to make the number one industry all inclusive with each island getting the promotion it needs and the opportunity to experience the same kind of expenditure. The Minister pledged to establish a benchmark year against which all other years will be compared one similar to the inflation index, but, in this case, for growth in jobs, investment and in taxes. The Ministry will actively promote investments through its website www.bahamas.com. This website will increasingly become the preferred method for giving out marketing information for visitors throughout the world. Furthermore, discussions have begun with the Minister of Financial Services and Investments to find ways of working to establish a facility along with the Bahamas Development Bank to deliver better know how to Bahamian investors. Minister Wilchcombe stated, Our country is replete with examples of foreign investors utilizing highly desirable sites while we sit idly by and watch Bahamian investors commit financial suicide in inappropriate locations. He pointed out that advertising and promotional techniques concerning the Family Islands are lacking in diversity. Grand Bahama and the Family Islands are treated like step children. For example, people who want to go to Exuma need to know that there is an other unique experiences on Andros, Abaco or Eleuthra. Advertising messages, he stated, will be modified to reflect diversity. At a meeting held earlier this year by the Ministry of Tourism in Marsh Harbour promoting Destination Bahamas and its benefits for members of the Out Island Promotion Board, Mr. Craig Woods, Tourisms General Manager for the Northern Bahamas, presented statistics that highlighted the progress being made in the Destination Bahamas program. Destination Bahamas was designed to act as a one stop shop allowing the traveler to plan his trip from beginning to end. The Out Island Promotion Board, represented at this meeting, has an aim to fill hotel rooms in the Bahamas through Destination Bahamas Additional information can be accessed at the websites www.boipb.com, and www.bahamas.com.Abaco Suffered Its Second Traffic FatalityAbaco suffered its second traffic fatality for the year on August 9 about midnight when Donald Sawyer was killed in a single car accident on S.C. Bootle Highway. Mr. Sawyer, 42, from Fire Road was traveling on the highway near the Treasure Cay airport when his car ran off the road and overturned several times. He was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown out of the car. He sustained multiple injuries and died on impact.Tourism Minister Assesses Plans for Promoting Bahamas

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August 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 17 Open 6 Days a Week Closed Sunday Mon Fri 6 am 8 pm Saturday 7 am 1:30 pm Call 367-5939 Memorial Plaza, Marsh HarbourMonthly Rate Still $59 Yoga & Aerobics Yoga for Pregnancy Private Yoga & fitness training by arrangement see Stephanie or Nikal Instructor-led classes Strength stations Free weights Additional Free Weight EquipmentWe apologize for any inconvenience to our customers while we were recently closed for inventory. Abaco HardwareStorm ShuttersHURRICHURRIC HURRICHURRIC HURRIC ANE SUPANE SUPANE SUPANE SUPANE SUPPLIESPLIES PLIESPLIES PLIES 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"Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MORECALL/FAX365-8749ORemail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORPResidents of Man-O-War Cay and Hope Town can now receive Cable Bahamas CoralWave high-speed Internet service according to Erik Russell, General Manager. All service options presently offered to customers in Grand Bahama, New Providence, Eleuthera and other parts of Abaco are available. Cable subscribers can choose between one of four packages that best suits their needs, any of which provide much faster, more stable service than dial-up. Other benefits include up to six e-mail addresses and access from any Internet connection in the world. Basic cable television service is required to receive CoralWave. CoralWave works over the same cable that delivers television services and does not require a phone line at all. Because of this, it does not tie up a phone, eliminating the problems of slow speed, getting bumped offline and busy signals. Service is available for residential and commercial customers. Start-up costs for CoralWave service have been reduced to just $29.95 including in-home installation and the required cable modem. Commercial customers can choose from several different levels of service. For more information, businesses can call collect at 242-350-8850. Consumers wishing to learn more may visit one of Cable Bahamas authorized resellers in Marsh Harbour, Abacom or Computer Creations, where they can experience the service first hand and sign up for the service. Interested persons may also contact Cable Bahamas toll free at 242-300-2200 for more information. Technical support is provided through Cable Bahamas 24x7 technical support centre available toll free at 242300-8900. Cable Bahamas technicians carry out installations on Man-O-War Cay on Tuesdays and in Hope Town on Thursdays.Hope Town and Man-O-War Get High Speed Cable InternetCrawfish Season OpensOne of the crawfish boats from Marsh Harbour was ready for the August 1st opening of the crawfish season. This boat along with many others were repaired and well stocked for opening day. Although the first reports were not particularly encouraging, it is hoped that the season will prove to be a good one. Many Abaco families are dependent on the income they derive from this industry. Also out patrolling were the fisheries official to make sure that all the crawfish were of regulation size. Starlight Fish House in Dundas Town was busy as the season opened. Shown above is Zyabdric Jones on the right, buyer at Starlight, who weighed the 17 pounds of crawfish brought in by Patrick McDonald, center, and Leroy Davis on the right. The catch represented a half day of fishing. They were on the south side between the landing in Murphy Town and Moores Island. It was the second day of the new season and they said boats were everywhere. Wear Your Seatbelt

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Page 18 The Abaconian August 15th, 2002 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 Tilloo 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 By Alice Bain I started swimming backwards toward the beach, as fast as I could. Whats wrong? asked my boyfriend. Jellyfish! I yelled, scrubbing at my leg while I swam, we have to get out of the water now! Summer in the Bahamasjellyfish season. My boyfriend and I and a friend of ours had driven to Treasure Cay to swim at the beach and eat hamburgers at a little beach side bar. We had been in and out of the water for at least two hours without incident when my leg started burning with the characteristic cold fire of a jellyfish sting. Theres nothing quite like it. If you touch an ice cube or if you burn your hand on a hot skillet the sensation is instant and you jerk away reflexively. Jellyfish stings are softthe pain creeps up on you like someone turning up a dimmer switch on your nerve endings. So there I was, hopping up the beach with my leg on fire, heading towards the resort office where a lady kindly provided me with a product with a name like sting-away or sting-eze that contained papaya extract to kill any remaining sting cells that were lodged in my skin. It helped a bit. The sting itself didnt really come up until the next day. A patch of skin roughly two and a half inches in diameter turned an angry purple color with two short tentacularlooking extensions pointing towards my ankle. The burning had ceased the first night and was replaced with an itch almost rivaling that of poisonwood inflammation. I say almost because I was able to restrain myself from scratching itwith poisonwood, I often wake up in the morning to find I have been scratching the area in my sleep. Scientists group jellyfish, along with corals, sea anemones and hydras (soft corals), into a phylum known as Cnidaria. I wonder if Roald Dahl had the Cnidaria in mind when he invented the jellylike extraterrestrial Vermicious Knids to be the villains of his book Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator! Cnidaria are, in general, gelatinous and possess stinging cells called nematocysts. Under a microscope, a nematocyst looks like a cigar tube with a spiral coiled inside it. When my leg brushed the jellyfish, the trapdoors at the ends of thousands of these cigar tubes popped open, and the coiled stings shot through my skin and injected me with venom meant to paralyze and digest a hapless fish. Luckily, I am too large for most jellyfish to digest, although some of the more venomous varieties (such as sea wasps) would have made a more thorough attempt. My sting was painful and certainly looked alarming but was not anywhere near as severe as the lash inflicted by the sea wasp. I never saw the jelly that stung me (I was too busy swimming away!) but the sting pattern and the level of severity seems to indicate that it was probably a sea nettle. The most commonly seen jellyfish on Abaco is the Cassiopeia, or upside-down jellyfish. Any mangrove creek system will have areas almost entirely carpeted with these jellies, and I have seen them in every harbour Ive looked into. They sit on the sea floor, upside down on their flattened bells, with an array of eight short, stubby tentaclesWoah! Jellyfish Please see Jellyfish Page 30 Donations are requestedfor a substantial parting giftDonations for the presentation will be accepted by the Abaconian newspaper in the Abaco Shopping Centre Call 367-2677 Going Away Cocktail Partyfor Senior Island AdministratorEverette Hartat Abaco Beach Resort Pavilion August 23 in the early eveningTickets available $25For information contact Marsh Harbour Mike Malone or Lee Wilson Hope Town Suzanne Bethel Man-O-War Walter Sweeting or Gary Sawyer

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August 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 19 Building Materials Windows & Doors Flooring & Roofing Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinets Plumbing Fixtures Paints Lighting Fixtures Electrical Items Hand & Power Tools Garden Supplies & MoreClose to the Port Deliveries ArrangedPhone 561-627-9555 Fax 561-625-33663860 N. Lake Blvd. Lake Park (West Palm Beach)Call for your free catalog Super Values & Summer Savings atSAWYERS MARKETLocated in Sawyers Building off Don MacKay Blvd.Tel: (242) 367-2044/5 Fax: (242) 367-2059 FULL LINE OF GROCERIES Frozen Meats in Family Packs Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand Names Wide Convenient Isles Butcher for Custom Cuts Convenient ParkingOpen 7 a.m. 9 p.m. Monday thru Saturday 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Sunday Abaco AirCharter Service Between Abaco & The Entire Bahamas & FloridaWith Daily Scheduled Service to Nassau Scheduled Services To Freeport, Moores Island & North EleutheraPh: (242) 367-2266, Fax: (242) 367-3256, VHF 74 Come Fly Our Friendly Skies! 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 P aramount $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 Finally, Traffic Light s Are InstalledMarsh Harbour is finally getting traffic lights at the corner of Queen Elizabeth Drive and Don MacKay Boulevard. Thanks to Dale Hill, who raised the money to pay the duty on lights in Customs warehouse. Instead of one hanging light there are lights on two posts which is better for the heavy truck traffic that the corner has. The light was blown down during Hurricane Michelle in November 2001. The original light was installed at the corner in the late 1960s. Triathlon August 31

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Page 20 The Abaconian August 15th, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com MAN-O-WAR HARDWARE Interior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD #1 LUMBERPlain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyFor Quotes or Information Call Walter Sweeting or Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-365-6011 Fax 365-6039 We monitor VHF Ch 69 Deliveries Arranged from Green Turtle Cay to Little HarbourAn Extensive Selection ofNon-CorrosiveHardwareBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless SteelHurricane ClipsBrass, Stainless & Monel 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 T ours & Sunset Cruises Private Charters Resort Boutiques, Gifts & SouvenirsDIVE ABACO!Abaco Beach Resort 242 Conch Inn Resort 242 dive@diveabaco.com www.diveabaco.com 100% USABLE SPACE HEAVY-DUTY RED-IRON FRAME FIRE-RESISTANT 20-YEAR MILL-BACKED WARRANTY MULTIPLE PANELS AND COLORS EASY BUILT-IT-YOURSELF CONSTRUCTION MANUFACTURER SAVINGS MAINTENANCE FREE MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS CUSTOMIZED ACCENTS HEAVY SNOW AND WIND LOADS FAST DELIVERY FROM MANUFACTURING FACILITIES NATIONWIDE QUICK EASY DELIVERYBest Buy on Steel Buildings Best Buy on Steel BuildingsSpeed. 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. 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! Explore the Golden Reef and find a delightful array of resort-wear fashions, Abaco Gold jewelery and other fine gold jewelery to dazzle you, art prints, and many other souvenirs and gifts to take back home to remind you of your visit with us. Located in the heart of New Plymouth Green Turtle Cay on Parliament Street Tel: (242) 365-4511 Marsh Harbour Town Committee Aug 7 The budget for the Marsh Harbour Town Committee is the same as last year. More money is needed but the town will have to get by without an increase. The most critical area is the garbage collection. More money is needed to maintain the dump and to pick up garbage in Sweetings Village. Chairman Mike Malone mentioned several items of interest. He explained that from now on the final payments on contracts will not be paid until one or two Local Government officials check to see that the work was done properly. Front Street will be paved with hot mix. The town expects to adopt one of the suggestions made in the traffic study which will close Front Street to vehicular traffic for one block east of the two-story green house. The sidewalk along the tourist strip has been extended. The funds from Local Government were not enough to complete the project which cost $8825. Government funding paid $3600.The Committee would like to thank the businesses and individuals which contributed to the project. There is still a unpaid balance of $2500. Anyone wanting to assist can see Mr. Malone. Garbage blows off trucks going to the dump. The Committee wants to see more of the trucks covered to keep this debris from littering the roadsides. The garages along S.C. Bootle Highway are an eyesore. Mr. Hart explained the only solution was to have a perimeter road, then have a buffer area which would hide the mess. There was also concern about ground contamination from oil waste. Mr. Malone said that they are burning oil at the dump. The Committee is setting up a competition for choosing a name for the freight dock under construction. They want it named after someone who has made a contribution to the shipping business or boat building. Some suggestions offered were Garnett Archer, Ray Albury, Lucien Stratton, Charles Sawyer, and Eddie Sawyer. The person whose entry is selected will be awarded a prize. Mr. Dale Hill updated the group on the status of the traffic light. Duty has been paid on the lights which were in Customs for many months. The Committee thanks those who helped in this regard. Traffic lights will be installed, but this time they will be on corner posts rather than being overhead. Brackets are being fabricated for their installation. The new lights are too heavy for hanging. Moving them to the side will eliminate the lights from being damaged by tall trucks The Committee will be constructing a bulletin board at a convenient location for posting local government notices. The Central Abaco District Council will be ordering street name signs and other traffic signs and visitor information signs. He asked that each Committee member get the names of streets in his or her area. This will include a directional sign at the airport with mileages to all the towns on Abaco. Road Traffic in Nassau has asked that each area develop traffic regulations which can become legal regulations. This would include one way streets, speed limits and areas with reduced speeds. Members brought up concerns that they had and projects were discussed which the Committee wants to accomplished during their three-year term. There are several derelict buildings which were to have been demolished by March. Since they are still standing, the committee will follow up. The problem of slow golf carts on Marsh Harbour roads was discussed. The majority of members felt that they were a traffic hazard and should not be allowed to be on the town streets. They will make a recommendation to Road Traffic. Street lights are out all over Central Abaco. Mr. Beneby, manager at BEC has assured Mr. Malone that they do have the necessary parts and pieces but they are waiting for two bucket trucks to arrive on Abaco. They should be here in about two weeks. A couple of families are squatting on government land to the east of the Great Abaco Highway south of the airport round-about. The committee members will look into it. A roadside garage in Spring City has approximately 50 derelict vehicles, creating a hazard and an eyesore. The Committee will begin the process of requiring they be removed. For any area which does not meet community standards, weather vehicles or other trash, there is a sequence to get the work done. The Committee notifies the Administrator who writes the person, giving him so many days to clean up the area. If it is not done in the required time, the government cleans it up and sends the person the charges for the work done. If the person does not pay, he goes to court. Spring City does not have a graveyard and the committee has decided to make the graveyard one of its projects. The eastern cemetery in Marsh Harbour needs a building for storing a tent, shovels and equipment. A foundation is already there. The Committee will work on constructing a building.Local Government at Work Please see Local Govt Page 34

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August 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 21 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 K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Repairs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury Owner/Manager 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 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayLast Minute PreparationsEveryone is hoping that another hurricane will not affect Abaco this year since we have been hit several times in the past three years. But in the case that one does come close again, we need to be prepared and know what we should do before the height of the storm and afterwards. This article gives you some guidelines for last minute preparations and during the storm. Everyone realizes now that the better prepared they are, the better chances they have of coming through with minimum damage and the better they can cope with the problems afterwards. Make the decision 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 shelter. 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. Children need special reassurances. It is good to talk with them about their fears and answer their questions honestly. Give lots of verbal reassurances. 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. Make sure each person has sturdy shoes for protection after the storm for protection from debris.Shelter EssentialsIf 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 If you go to a government approved shelter remember the following: Take all necessary bedding as the shelters do not have pillows, blankets or bed rolls. Take all necessary water and food that you and your group will need for several days. Storms are unpredictable and you do not know how long you will need to stay at the shelter. All shelters may be used in the immediate aftermath of any storm or during a major non-storm emergency. Shelters will be periodically reviewed to insure continued or upgraded rating .Every Town Has Emergency SheltersNorth AbacoGrand CayShilo Baptist Church Grand Cay All Age School Administration OfficeLittle AbacoFox Town Primary School New Hope Baptist Church Revival Time Pentecostal ChurchCoopers TownSt. Andrews Baptist Church Magistrates Court S.C. Bootle High SchoolTreasure CayFull Gospel Assembly Church Treasure Cay Community CentreGreen Turtle CayAmy Roberts All Age School Magistrates Court South AbacoCherokee SoundPublic SchoolCrossing RocksPublic School Disco InfernoSandy PointAnglican Church Hall Govt. Clinic Mt. Zion Baptist Public SchoolMoores IslandAll Age School Govt. Clinic Central AbacoMarsh Harbour, Spring City, Dundas Town, Murphy TownCentral Abaco Primary School Long Bay School International Gospel Mission Marsh Harbour Church of Christ RND Cinemas New Vision Church St. Francis Catholic Church Abaco Central High School Marsh Harbour 7th Day Adventist ChurchGreat Guana CayPublic SchoolMan-O-War CayPublic School Community ClinicHope TownMission House Methodist Church

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Page 22 The Abaconian August 15th, 2002 Don MacKay B oulevard, 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 salesProgress on the Marsh Harbour freight dock has become much more evident in the past month. Several aspects of the American Bridge project show up quite dramatically. The steel skeleton and roof are complete on the domestic warehouse with walls remaining to be completed. The Customs administration buildings roof is being completed. Interior partitions are underway and the final roofing material is being installed. The concrete floor is being poured for the international freight warehouse and that structure should rise quickly after the floor is finished. All but 500 feet of the concrete seawall cap is in place. The remaining cap is close to shore near the old Pizza Hut location. A 36-inch concrete culvert now extends from the existing road culvert across the newFreight Dock Progress Is Visible The foundation for the international warehouse at the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour is being poured. The building, which covers 13,000+ square feet, is one of three buildings being constructed by American Bridge as part of their contract to construct the new dock. The domestic wareshouse which now has a roof is 3600 square feet and the administration building, which is now getting interior partitions, is 8500 square feet. The machine shown above gives the setting concrete a steel trowel finsh. Please see Dock Page 35 The warehouse for domestic freight is taking shape. It is a steel frame with a metal roof and cement block walls. Construction on the buildings continues while dredging is being done in the channel and the entire area is being filled with crushed rock.

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August 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 23Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250By Alice Bain Esther Sawyer makes the most famous guava jam on Abaco, and on some occasions she also sells the best-tasting eggs. She and her husband Silbert operate their cottage industry at Esthers Kitchen behind Abaco Wholesale and right now are busy with the heart of the guava season. Miss Esther indicates a vat full of guava pulp, ready to be boiled down for jam. I dont use any preservatives. Theres only guava and sugar in that. The Sawyers grow their own guavas, large, pale green fruit with delicate pink insides of a variety called strawberry guavas which have much more meat and less of a seed bulk than the traditional yellow guavas that people grow in their gardens. All the guavas are peeled by hand, but Mr. Silbert has invented a mechanical pulper to remove the pulp from the seeds. Two of these machines whir away at the front of the kitchen. The Sawyers extract the fresh pulp and freeze the bulk of it in ten pound bags so that they can make jam to order all during the year. We boiled the last of our pulp this year in May, says Miss Esther. We usually have had guavas before this, too, but the rains were late. We got perhaps a hundred pounds of guavas today, she continued, but we did much better than that before Hurricane Floyd. Used to be, wed get maybe 500 pounds in a day during the season! Next season were hoping well have enough guavas to sell some of them fresh. We had to plant new young trees since Floyd, as the older ones that survived the storm never really came back. The Sawyers also lost their nursery business in that hurricane. Miss Esther keeps a flock of chickens, fluffy Bantams, Auricanas and Rhode Island Reds mostly. She supplements the chicken feed with ripe golden coconuts, split open and left in the run for the chickens to peck out themselves. Esthers chickens have lots of room, and their run encompasses a good chunk of the guava grove. Chickens are good in a guava patch, she says. The chickens fertilize the guava trees, and they eat the bugs that come to the guavas. And the bugs are good food for the chickens! The flock is presently recovering from an intrusion by local dogs that broke through the fence. They mangled or killed probably a hundred of the hens, says Miss Esther. She has a good number of chicks being raised to replace the lost hens though, indicating a cage full of Rhode Island Red chicks who come to peck her fingers for food. An Auricana hen sitting in a nesting box in the same house startles and runs off, leaving a pale turquoise egg in the bottom. Auricanas are pretty chickens with patches of feathers in iridescent black, mottled reddish brown and white covering their bodies. They lay the delicate blue and green eggs that the Sawyers sometimes sell at Bahama Family Market, and the Rhode Island Reds lay the brown and beige ones. The hens dont lay so well in the summer though, she continued, Its too hot for them. In interbreeding her chicken stock Miss Esther has developed a line of sports she calls frizzles. Walking up to another henhouse, she points out a young chicken that looks like it has had a bad encounter with a hair-dryer. See that one with its feathers turned wrong side out? she asked. I used to get maybe one frizzle out of a batch of chickens, but I put one away and raised up the chicks and now I have six of them. Theyre difficult though, some of them you cant tell the rooster from the hen! Miss Esthers grandmother raised chickens on Allans Cay in the early 1900s, growing her own corn for feed and supplementing the birds diet with coconut just like Esther does. They used to trade them to boats going by, said Esther. Yet another henhouse contains half-grown Bantams and black-andwhite striped Dominick chickens. A few of the Bantams are white. We got one white Bantam five years ago, Miss Esther related, and we never had another one till this year. It took that long for them to breed white again. She opened the door to the henhouse, and the chicks run out between her legs and begin to peck around under the guava trees. You have to give the chickens room, she asserted. Its better for the chickens and it makes their eggs better for you. Esthers chickens also eat bird peppers and natural grass seed, and their eggs are definitely the tastiest available on Abaco.Sawyers Have a Thriving Home Business Advertise in The AbaconianSilbert and Esther Sawyer work as a team in producing guava jam. They grow the guavas, harvesting over several months each summ er. After they harvest their crop each day, they make the fruit into pulp which they freeze. The process of actually making the jam comes later, after the harvest is over. Shown on the left is the equipment which was designed and fabricated by Mr. Sawyer to mash the pulp and separate it from the seeds. On the right he is shown packaging the pulp into 11-pound bags ready for freezing. When they actually make the jam, they boil the pulp in a huge kettle for two to three hours, yielding 80 pounds of jam per batch. The jam which contains no chemicals or preservatives, is sold locally under the brand name Esthers Kitchen.. Freak Accident Lands Visitor in HospitalSixteen-year-old Benjamin Wolsey was badly injured when he attempted to recharge his golf cart in Green Turtle Cay on August 8. He sustained a severe electric shock when he apparently plugged the cart into a BEC transformer instead of a golf cart charger. He was burned on 30 percent of his body and was left with other injuries. He was flown to Jacksonville, Florida, on an emergency medical flight. Doctors had to amputate two toes. Benjamin is the son of Robert Wolsey, a second-home owner in Green Turtle Cay.

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Page 24 The Abaconian August 15th, 2002By John Hedden The recent concerns of the poultry industry in the Bahamas and its fight for survival seem to have amounted to nought for Gladstone Farms, now in receivership. It is natural to assume that if Gladstone Farms does eventually liquidate, then other Bahamian chicken producers will not survive for any length of time afterwards. Competition from imported product will just be too much to bear. However, there are at least three very different angles of this present agricultural dilemma. I. Producers Claims from the poultry producers as to the demise of their industry include the following: a. Recent government removal of high tariff protection to the present 30 percent on imported product b. Chicken imports being much cheaper than local product have an unfair advantage c. U.S. producers are, in fact, dumping product on the Caribbean and local market. d. Smuggling of poultry product through Bahamian ports of entry is giving imported product an unfair advantage over Bahamian product. Claims by the Bahamian poultry industry also state that the solution to the problem is for the government to institute several measures. 1. Eliminate smuggling of imported product. 2. Maintain a ban on imported product except on a sliding quota system in order to meet the market demand which the Bahamian producer cannot supply. 3. Maintain a tariff on imported product to protect the local industry. II Consumers Bahamian retail purchasers, as with anywhere else in the world, have certain preferences for the product they use to feed the family. To put it simply, for chicken it is Best Quality, Cheapest Price. The consuming public in the Bahamas has no loyalty of the Bahamian poultry producer because the Bahamian product has the following attributes: a. Comparatively higher price over imported b. Fresh chicken off the shelves already smelling of decay c. Packaged chicken being bloody d. Chicken not de-feathered properly e. High unusable fat content in chicken f. Poor presentation of product With these qualities in mind it is not surprising that the local consumer will select imported product over Bahamian product from the supermarket shelves. III Government The Ministry of Agriculture (Minag) is now presented with a difficult position for several reasons. 1. Poultry producers employ staff and many of these have the right to vote. 2. The Bahamian consumer demands a good quality product (most of them do vote.) 3. The new political government has promised to support and encourage agricultural enterprise in order to provide for alternative economic development and a certain level of food security. 4. Meet the requirements and demands of the FTAA which is now looming on the horizon. 5. The Bahamian government does not have the funds to financially support a developing agricultural industry. What will be the end result of this scenario? The Bahamian government many years ago decided to become an active player in the agriculture industry of this country by maintaining an extremely high level of control including the following: a. land allocation and tenure b. product marketing through protective tariffs and preferential importation of agricultural inputs c. infra structural assistance through mail boat freight services, the produce exchange and island packing houses d. outright bans of imported product when locally produced items are available (viz: onions) e. Farming access to government guaranteed funding by the financial industry Unfortunately, no monitoring of the local industry took place and production, marketing, quality and consumer satisfaction have not kept apace of the strict controls. The Ministry of Agriculture must NOW, indeed, act if for no other reason than to maintainThe Agricultural Situation as I See It Please see Hedden Page 25 This is one example of a successful farm in Central Abaco. Mr. Ricky Albury raises pigs, most of which are shipped to Nassau for slaughtering and processing. He has a number of wild hogs which he raises. Some of these piglets are put back into the forest to maintain the stock there while others end up on the barbecue spit. Photo by Michele Malone

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August 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 25 The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbours premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel stationThe Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Hotel Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool The Bistro restaurant and bar Full service dive centerThe Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: moorings_conchinn@oii.net www.moorings.comCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. Were waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaTides Pelican Harbor September 2002 The 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 Man-O-War has lost a good friend with the death of Cole Walters. Coley passed away at the age of 81 on June 17, 2002, after being ill for many months. He and his wife, Alice, had been married for 60 years and resided in Man-O-War Cay for a third of their lives. The Walters have a son, Curt Walters, of Greelyville, South Carolina, and a daughter, Dianne Ryan of Port St. Lucie, Florida. There are tentative plan for a memorial service to be held on Man-O-War in October of this year. Rest in peace, sweet man. Kathleen Holliday Heimbecker 77, passed away peacefully on August 7 in London, Canada. She was married to Dr. Raymond Heimbecker and lived many years in Toronto. They were home owners in Hope Town since the 1970s. She is survived by her husband and their children, Raymond Heimbecker and wife Loretta, Kathleen and husband Kimble Mooney, Anita and husband Lee Gilray and Connie Heimbecker. Mrs. Heimbecker will be forever cherished in the hearts of her seven grandchildren. She will be especially missed by her many friends in Hope Town. Jim Feeney 68, passed away on July 28, 2002, after a brief illness at his home in New Hampshire. He was an active home owner in Treasure Cay serving as treasurer of the Beach Villa Owners Association of Treasure Cay for 20 years. At the time of his death he was President of that association. He is survived by his wife, Ernestine, brothers, sons, daughters and many grandchildren.ObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar ies of Fies of F ies of Fies of F ies of F rr rr r iendsiends iendsiends iends and Fand F and Fand F and F amilamil amilamil amil yy yy ythe political promise made in the manifesto Our Plan and to maintain some credibility with the Bahamian voter. Solutions a. The Bahamian government buy out all of the poultry producing operations, phasing them out of production slowly so that workers are able to find other employment. Refer to the Hatchet Bay Properties in the late sixties. (The Agricultural Consultant Godfrey Eneas already has the expertise in this respect.) b. Beginning with the poultry and pork industry, institute a system of grades and standards for the agricultural industry (and enforce them) to allow the consumer protection from poor quality Bahamian farm products. c. Force the meat producing industry to modernise and begin to meet the demands of the local consumers by more efficiently handling fresh and frozen product and using byproduct for processing and the delicatessen market. d. Allow foreign product onto the local market but with sufficient tariff installed to give equal opportunity pricewise to local product on the market shelf (FTAA compliant?) e. Restructure the Ministry of Agriculture so that this government department is able to begin to function in a manner that protects both the producer and the consumer and at the same time actively fosters the development of the agricultural sector. f. Take no action and complete the demise of Bahamian agriculture. The only way that the agricultural industry in this country will survive is to provide the consuming public with Bahamian produced items that are at least of equal quality to imported items. Neither the Ministry of Agriculture nor the Bahamian producer can presently guarantee this. HeddenFrom Page 24 Mr. Jim Feeney

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Page 26 The Abaconian August 15th, 2002Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartiments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties9 hse + 365-4465 New Plymouth 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 Key 30 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 condo s 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 AA AA A AA AA A AA AA A MONDAY FRIDAY 9AM 5PMBackBack BackBack Back ToTo ToTo To School!School! School!School! School! 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 By Anita Rolle At a recent conference of the Bahamas Co-Operative League Limited held in New Providence, it was announced that small and micro-enterprise loans will be offered to members of affiliated credit unions. The announcement was made by Mr. Leon O. Pinder, Vice President of the Producer/Supplier Coops, as he addressed the annual CoOp Development luncheon. Effective August 1, 2002, this new loan policy is being offered to better service credit union members who wish to commence or expand a business. Members applying for these loans must be referred to the Bahamas Co-operative League Limited Business Center by their credit union in order to be eligible. Support services accompanying the loans will include self help guides in business development and developmental training. Mr. Pinder stated, It is recognized that small business enterprises play an important role in the development of an economy and creates a significant number of jobs. The Bahamas Co-operative League and its affiliates is a minor player in the Bahamian financial sector with 2.7 percent of the domestic financial market. Our philosophy of people helping people to help themselves dictate that we not only provide consumer and personal development loans, but also offer other products that provide opportunities for our credit union members to accumulate wealth. With assistance from the Inter-American Development Bank, the Co-Operative Credit Union system has been remodeling itself, establishing a Credit Union Monitoring and Supervision Unit (CUMSU). This unit has the responsibility of organizing and monitoring financial performance standards and standards of sound business practices for all credit unions in the Bahamas. The information gathered will assist the credit unions Board of Directors and staff in making decisions and establishing procedures to consistently improve the credit union movement, taking them to yet a higher level. Mr. Pinder took the opportunity to remind the current and all future members of cooperatives of the insurance facilities available through an arrangement with British Fidelity Assurance Company Limited. The products include life insurance, memorial plans and investments products.New Co-op Loans Are AvailableAs Reported by the Police Virginias Electronics in Marsh Harbour was burglarized during the night of July 31 and eight cellular phones were stolen valued at $2400. A 9.9 HP Mercury outboard engine worth $1,800 was stolen from a fishing boat in the Treasure Cay Marina sometime between July 22 and August 3. One unit of a duplex in Dundas Town caught fire on August 5 and was partially destroyed. The unit was unoccupied at the time. A visitor at Boat Harbour in MarshPolice Report Harbour reported that a brief case containing $1,000 and a cellular phone were taken from his boat between August 4 and 5. A cellular phone and $300 was taken from a boat at Port-of-Call Marina in Marsh Harbour during the night of August 4. Liquor valued at $3,500 was taken through a smashed window from the Bustic Bight Liquor Store on the S.C. Bootle Highway during the night of August 4. Four tires were slashed on a Crossing Rocks car parked at a residence in Dundas Town during the night of August 4. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire in Dundas Town in the afternoon of August 5. The fire was in one half of a duplex belonging to Jerry Cornish. The unoccupied apartment suffered fire and smoke damage. The fire wall between the two apartments confined the fire to one side.

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August 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 27 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept. 367-2000 Hope Town V olunteer Fire Dept. VHF Ch 16 Trauma One Ambulance Service 367-2911 Dundas T own Fire Dept. 367-2935 or 4935 Bah Air Sea Rescue AssocVHF 16 or 366-0282 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock ...................................................... $12.00 + $3 Abaco Beach Hotel through Golden Harvest$10.00 + $3 Dove Plaza to Stop Light ................................ $10.00 + $2 Western Auto ....................................................$ 6.00 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town......$10.00 + $3 Murphy Town or Pelican Shores .................. $14.00 + $4 Eastern Shores or Spring City ....................... $15.00 + $4 Gov. Clinic ......................................................$ 6.00 + $3 Snake Cay .................................................... $35.00 + $10 Treasure Cay B ...........................................$55.00 + $ 5 Casuarina Point ............................................. $60.00 + $10 Airport Treas. Cay B .................................$65.00 + $ 5 Bahama Palm Shores .................................. $70.00 + $10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ........................... $80.00 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..........................................$100.00 + $10 Sandy Point ................................................. $135.00 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Abaco Beach Hotel through Wallys ...............$ 2.00 + $2 Jib Room ..........................................................$ 5.00 + $2 Stop Light or Dove Plaza ................................$ 6.00 + $3 Government Freight Dock ...............................$ 7.00 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance ..........$ 9.00 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour No children under three years to be charged. Uncaged pets will be charged as passengers Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf Boards $3.00 ea. Between Northern Abaco Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star, or Moxy .........$14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors .............................$10 + $5 Sand Banks ........................................................$20 + $5 Joes Creek ........................................................$35 + $5 Black Wood ........................................................$14 + $5 Fire Road ...........................................................$25 + $5 Coopers Town ..................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour ...................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay ..........................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope....................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town ...........................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven .....................$65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round 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. Lauderdale ............................ 367-2800 American Eagle Miami ..................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau ........................................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Bch....................... 367-3415 Golden Airlines Ft. Lauderdale ................ 954-359-8020 Island Express Ft Lauderdale ........................ 367-3597 Lynx Air International Ft. Lauderdale ..... 954-772-9808 Major Air Service Freeport .............................. 367-4826 Twin Air Fort Lauderdale ................................. 365-8677 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch ................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. .......... 367-4852 Abaco Air Charters ........................................... *367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ...................................... *367-2089 Local charter companies serving S.Florida and within the Bahamas Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay Marina 75 ....F...... 353-1252 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House ................45 ......F...... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club......32......F...... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina..15................ 365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F...... 365-4195 Abaco Y acht 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 Y acht 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.7 5......F...... 365-0083 Guana Cay Guana Beach Resort.2 2......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 T urtle 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 T urtle 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 1 1:30 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 T urtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airport Daily 8 am 9 11 12:15pm 1:303 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay Daily 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult fare $7 (Children $3) Round trip $11 Additional to some destinations Charter any time Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Channel 16Abaco AdventuresTreasure Cay to Guana Cay Wed & Sat 10 am, return 5 pm $25 Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sun 11, 12:30, 4, return 11:45, 3 & 5 Treasure C. to Man-O-War & Hope T Thur 10 am, return3:30 $35Charters available Phone 365-8749 VHF Channel 16Pinders Ferry Service Connects Abaco & Grand Bahama Approximately 1 hour trip Crown Haven to McLeans T own 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 Transport ation 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 ..........................$$ .............. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch).......... 367-2615 Lacaye ............................ $.............. 367-4910 Mangoes ........................$$$ .............. 367-2366 Mavis Country Kitchen.......$ .............. 367-2002 Pops Place ........................$ ....+..... 367-3796 Sapodill ..........................$$$ .............. 367-2498 Sharkees ............................$ ....+..... 367-3535 Snack Shack...................... $....+..... 367-4005 Subway .............................................. 367-2798 Wallys ............................$$$ .............. 367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn .................$.............. 367-2022 Murphy Town Lazy Parrot SC Bootle Hwy........................... 367-5331 Hope Town Abaco Inn .......................$$$ .............. 366-0133 Boat House...................... $$.............. 366-0065 Capn Jacks .......................$ .............. 366-0247 Club Soleil ......................$$$ .............. 366-0003 Harbours Edge ................$$.............. 366-0087 Hollywood T emptations 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 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge ..................... 366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian.Abaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 Fax 367-5823 abacochamber@abacoinet.com Area code 242 unless listed

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Page 28 The Abaconian August 15th, 2002 Donna Sands, Agent forReal Estate andRental Cottages Waterfront or Hilltop Homes and Lots for Sale Home Fun in the Sun Go Fishing or Diving Explore the Islands Discover our BeachesGolf Cart & Bike RentalsTel: 365-5195 VHF 16 Young LoversOn Great Guana CayBetween the Deep Blue Ocean and the Turquoise Sea of AbacoChurch Elects New ModeratorBy Anita Rolle Rev. John McIntosh, Pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church in Mount Hope, was recently elected as the new Moderator of the Abaco District of the Zion Bahamas Baptist Convention. Not a newcomer to this order of responsibility, Pastor McIntosh is well established in the Christian ministry as well as in the community at large. He was a founder of the Unity Baptist Church in Treasure Cay; he has served as the Assistant Pastor at St. Thomas Baptist Church in Wood Cay; and he presently holds the responsibility of Training Director for the Zion Bahamas Baptist Convention on Abaco, a position which he has commanded for the past three years. Pastor McIntosh has been preaching the gospel for over fourteen years and presently leads the flock of the New Hope Baptist Church where he has a growing congregation.. Since the Abaco District of the Convention was established some forty years ago, Rev. Dr. Allan J. Mills had successfully carried out the charge of Moderator.Abaco Christian Council Elects New OfficersBy S.A. Kennedy, Sr. The Abaco Christian Council is pleased to announce its slate of officers for the 20022003 term. Recent elections resulted in Pastor Carlton Dorsette being elected as President, Elder Sarone Kennedy as Vice-President and Deacon Ken Jones as Treasurer. Pastor Keith Russell was appointed as secretary to serve until an election is held to fill that post. Elections were lively and sometimes intense, but the Council feels that it now has a team which will serve to put forward its agenda and programs for Abaco. Pastor Dorsette, who is District Presbyter of the Abaco District of the Assemblies of God and Pastor of Trumpet Assembly, said that his administration will seek to update the Councils Constitution and be inclusive of all churches and denominations as much as possible. He added that one of the initiatives of the Council will be to involve a broader crosssection of churches. He said that he will personally undertake to seek out past member churches and those which have never been members. This the Council will do by forging a fellowship among the churches and by boldly presenting the message of the Christian faith in practice and proclamation. Church News Rev. John McIntosh Support Your Local Library

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August 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 29 Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Pr operties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 Funding is needed Funding is needed Funding is needed Funding is needed Funding is neededfor the Sixth AnnualAll AbaAll Aba All AbaAll Aba All Aba co Regaco Rega co Regaco Rega co Rega tttt tttt tt aa aa aSeptember 19 21, 2002 September 19 21, 2002 September 19 21, 2002 September 19 21, 2002 September 19 21, 2002 This appeal is directed to all businesses and individuals able to contribute to this annual cultural eventPlease contact Administrator Everette hart Farewell Party Was Held for Ivan Ferguson, AdministratorMr. Ivan Ferguson, Administrator for North Abaco, was transferred to South Eleuthera beginning later this month. The North Abaco District held a farewell party for him on August 12 at Ingraham Park in Coopers Town. He is shown here on the left with Mr. Benjamin Pinder, Administrator for South Abaco, on the right. By Alice Bain Marguerite Key-King makes some of the most infamous hot pepper sauce in all of Abaco. Boongie Pepper is sold exclusively through the Bahamas Family Market and is one of the most lethal condiments available. The sauce is an incendiary combination of Bird pepper, Finger pepper, Goat pepper, Christmas pepper and red Scotch Bonnet pepperwith a secret ingredient that Marguerite will not divulge. She dreamed up the recipe shortly after Hurricane Floyd passed over in 1999. I got the idea after Floydnobody had any peppers and I had some in my deep freeze, so I whipped up a batch of sauce. We started talking about names, and someone said about the song Who Put the Pepper in the Vaseline the next line is my boongies on fire! So we named it Boongie Pepper. Some people thought the name was obnoxious but most people thought it was funny. The name might be amusing, but Margeurites pepper sauce is deadly serious and not to be trifled with. I personally have witnessed a tourist (his palate undoubtedly accustomed to Crystals and other so-called hot sauces) load his plate down with a dollop of Boongie Pepperand almost go into convulsions. Natives who know better approach the stuff with extreme caution, using a knife tip or a fork tine to spread a miniscule quantity on their food to bring it up to the desired level of heat. At one time a reviewer from the New York Times wished to interview Marguerite about her sauce, but she shied away from the limelight. The Abaconian therefore, brings you the scoop on this legendary local condiment. Try some Boongie Pepper, by all means, butvery carefully.Boongie Pepper Is HOT! Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island Cabbage Point 5 acres+/available with financing, 20% down and balance over 5 years, 160 on the road, 1300+ deep. Call for details Corn Bay Man-O-War Cay Magnificent 15 acre estate with four houses, four beaches and a protected boat basin. Call for details. Eight Mile Bay Vacant property available running 150 on a beautiful Atlantic beach and 800 deep. Call for details. Green T urtle Cay 100 x 120 residential lot available $35,000 Green Turtle Cay 2 bedroom vacation rental cottage overlooking White Sound. Fully furnished, central A/C, turn key $355,000 Green Turtle Cay 6 acres of gorgeous beach front property perfect for a small resort or luxurious estate. $210,000Each office independently owned and operated Located one building east of Memorial Plaza. P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-367-2992 Fax: 242-367-4800 Email: coldbank@abacoinet.com 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 FarringtonHope Town This private home is situated on almost an acre of lovely landscaped property. The master bed and bath are upstairs with living, kitchen and dining room as well. Downstairs features a 2 bed/1 bath self-contained apartment. Too many extras to mention. Call for more details Cherokee Sound Great 3 bed / 1 bath home located in the picturesque community of Cherokee Sound. This home is well maintained and is offered furnished. Call for more details Casuarina Point Canal front home situated on a double lot comprising over 41,000 sq. ft. This 3 bed / 1 bath home features 391' of canal frontage, modern kitchen and beautifully landscaped yard with fruit trees and palms. $299,000 Guana Cay Owner built 3 bed/ 2 bath home featuring open living dining and kitchen with central A/C. It also boasts of extensive patios presenting views of the ocean. Sold furnished $355,000 Guana Cay 2 bed/ 1 bath home featuring open living, kitchen and dining and spacious decking, across the street from a sandy Atlantic Beach. Great Rental Potential $175,500 Man-O-War Cay This 3 bed/2 1/2 bath home is in immaculate condition. This owner built home is sold furnished and also features solid maple cabinets. There is a 17,000 gallon rain water cistern, a large basement and the property is fenced in.$355,000 Green T urtle Cay breathtaking hilltop lots with panoramic harbour views of White Sound. Prices start at $210,000 Guana Cay Elevated beach front lot. Best price in town. $119,000 Leisure Lee a canal front home featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, fully furnished. Excellent condition. $260,000 Man-O-War Cay 1 bed 1 bath house located centrally in Man-O-War. $159,000 Man-O-War 3 bedroom 2 bath home situated only one lot away from the beach. $475,000Marsh Harbour Cove Estates Newly built 2/2 home, fully furnished, self contained 1 bed 1 bath downstairs apt.. Call for details.Treasure Cay Canal lots Starting at $80,000 More Fine Homes and Properties

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Page 30 The Abaconian August 15th, 2002teachers insist and even then it is a fight for the students to get the books. In most cases the required books take the students thorough the three-year course. How can anyone expect to pass an examination with a good passing mark if he or she does not have all of the tools to study for the examination? Private schools charge for books and no one gripes. Government schools that do not get a monetary budget from the government each year do not have textbooks. At those schools students need to purchase their own. Government could not afford all of the books necessary for all of the schools in the Bahamas. Be realistic. So when your child. comes home and says he needs books, look for used ones. There are some that older students have finished with. Then make an effort to get the rest of the needed books so your child or children can be successful in school. ShermanFrom Page 8 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 Off to CollegeIn the next few weeks many of our students will be returning to college or departing for the first time to attend college. It is an emotional time for both students and parents. Both e-mail and instant Internet messaging can be wonderful to keep in touch at a much reduced rate compared to the phone. So parents, if you do not know how to use a computer, get your college-bound student to teach you before he or she leaves. I know. It was wonderful for me to chat with my daughter and I am looking forward to doing it again when she returns to her school. Even though we have been through this experience, it is still hard to say goodbye. However, we will survive. Our goal of a college degree is worth the loneliness for me. It means that my daughter will be able to support herself. All I can advise is for parents to be brave even though you do not feel brave. Our children have to test their wings and fly. If you have done your job well, they will fly home to see you. spread to the sky. Cassiopeias house symbiotic algae in their cells and get most of their nutrients from photosynthesisalthough they do also catch and digest small animals with classic jellyfish nematocyst cells as well. Most people do not feel a Cassiopeia sting, although some may find they have sensitivity to it. Another jelly I remember from my childhood in Nassau was the sea thimblein the summer great schools of these tiny, pulsating brown jellies would wash in and out with the tides. Swimming through them was painless but produced a rash resembling measles the next day! In Abacos tidal areas, around docks that see a lot of current (e.g. in the cut between Sugarloaf Cay and Eastern Shores) I have seen moon jellies in great abundance. These are hemispherical, transparent with a milky tinge and sport a fringe of eyelash-like tentacles around the rim and a four-leaf-clover at the apex of the bell. Sea nettles and sea wasps are unfortunately more often felt than seen since they are more regularly found in the ocean than the calm Sea of Abaco. True pelagic or ocean-going jellies grow much larger than our local varieties for example, tropical species of the lions mane jelly can grow tentacles up to 60 feet long! The sting on my leg stopped itching within a few days although the purple welt didnt fade for over a week. Even now, two weeks later, I can still see the outline of it. Because Im a Bahamian and Im stubborn, I refused to let the sting deter me from my birthright of swimming in the sea between Labour Day and Columbus Day. But last week while swimming and throwing a tennis ball in the water for a friends Labrador to retrieve, my hand brushed something unseen and gelatinousand I thought it best to get out! CongCong CongCong Cong rr rr r atulationsatulations atulationsatulations atulationsDrake Shane Sands born July 28 to Shane and Beverly Sands JellyfishFrom Page 18Our Lucaya Offers Bahamians Special Summer RatesBy Anita Rolle Our Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort in Freeport is offering special summer rates to Bahamian residents. The promotion dubbed Summer Dates, Bahama Rates at Our Lucaya has been designed for the local business market. The Summer Dates, Bahama Rates package includes many perks to make their clients stays enjoyable. Our Lucaya is offering luxury ocean view rooms starting from $125. To take advantage of this special offer, bookings must be made by November 30, 2002.

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August 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 31 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 HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 8/15/02 "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 $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 "Marnie's Creek" 1/2 acre hilside building sites, a private dock slip for each parcel fabulous Sea of Abaco views # AB5114 NEW LISTING from; $230,000. Elbow Cay White Sound Area 6.13 Fabulous Acres perfect for development or elegant estate # 3697 $1,820,000 Elbow Cay -"Tahiti North" 2.5 acre building site north of and adjoining Dorro's Cove 91' of Sea of Abaco frontage 1,200' depth # AB5065 NEW LISTING $1,500,000. 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 Splendid hill top one acre buliding site. Great elevation, wonderful White Sound and Sea of Abaco views. # AB 5094 $485,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Area 1 Acre 140' x 300' Ocean Beachfront Building Site super views. #AB 5113 $275,000. Green Turtle Cay 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 "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 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 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.Tilloo Cay "Thompson Tract" 7 acres. sea-to-sea, good elevation for great Sea of Abaco and Ocean Views can be divided into 2 3.5 acre parcels #AB 5113 $965,000.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. "Dannie's Den" Sand Banks Creek + 80' Waterfront Almost 1 1/2 wooded acres. 2 bedroom, 2 bath home Private Dock #AB 0073 NEW LISTING $395,000.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.com Traffic flow was hampered in Marsh Harbour when a boat slipped off its boat trailer at the corner of Queen Elizabeth and Don MacKay Boulevard. The boat belonging to Vincent Pinders was not damaged by the mishap. Photo by June Russell couragement and love, produce a human being that will be a positive member of society, or through biting and negative, hurtful words produce a human being that could be antisocial and detrimental to the community. The life of your child rests squarely in your hands and no one else. Third, there are the teachers; those entrusted with the job of shaping the minds of the children. Their responsibility is great, and their job is often more difficult than many would realize. They are often the ones who leave the most lasting impressions on the children. They quite often help children find who they are and what they want to be in the future. Teachers must have encouragement and support of the parents in order to effectively educate the children. Many parents believe education is the job of the teacher. However, if the parent is not interacting in their childs learning process, it is possible the student will have no aim or direction or else will come to think of education as unimportant. Teachers need to be aware and alert of the childrens abilities and weaknesses and direct them to become as balanced educationally as possible. The greatest encouragement for teachers should not be in the number of honor roll students they can produce. They are the icing on the cake as it were. Teachers should find their satisfaction from seeing their students achieve who were previously underachievers. This world keeps advancing to points we cannot fully grasp. We all need to work together to ensure, first of all, that our children grow up to be intelligent, mature and responsible individuals. Second, we ought to face this ever shrinking global community and prepare our future generations for the challenges that will come from this thing we call progress. We have are a nation of people who are capable of great things. We can achieve and with determination we will. RobertsFrom Page 8 Traffic StopperBy Isobel Sherman Many are aware that the state of Florida is referred to as the lightening capital of the world. More persons are struck by lightening in Florida in a year than any other place. During the month of July on two consecutive days two persons were struck and killed by lightning in Miami and one seriously injured. In one case the man was walking from his car into the house when lightning struck his umbrella. In the other case the man was walking in a nursery when he was struck. The Bahamas has similar weather patterns to Florida so caution should be used during thunder and lightning storms. The storm does not have to be right on someone for that person to be struck by lightening. A person can be a mile or more away from the obvious storm and be under blue sky but still be struck by lightning. Knowledge is a powerful tool. Be careful when you hear thunder and take the necessary precautions to prevent you and your loved ones from being targets for the lightning.Lightning Can Be Dangerous

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Page 32 The Abaconian August 15th, 2002 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE 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 Cherokee Sound Cottage 2 bed 2 bath, modern, A/C, large screened porch. Day, wk, mo. Bonefish guide available. VISA/Master Card. 242-366-2111 or 305-664-9471 Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale pools, docks, reunions, special occasions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways. 242-3660224 Fax: 242-366-0434 Marsh Harbour 4 bedroom furnished townhouse for rent. $2000 per month plus electicity and telephone. Located in a gated community. Price includes use of lighted tennis courts, two fresh water swimming pools, use of gym, beach and beach furniture. No pets. Call 367-4990 for appointment to view. Marsh Harbour furnished efficiency next to RND for rent. Call 367-5586 Sweetings Tract 2 2 bed/2 bath apts., furnished including water and gas. $1100 month. Call 367-2660 COMMERCIAL RENTALS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS 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 Village 1 bedroom apt. Call 3673965 Treasure Cay luxury beach front home, 3 bed, 3 1/2 bath, sleeps 14, all amenities. $500 nightly. Sell for $2.5 million. Call 561-738-0996 Investment Opportunity over 4000 sq. ft. of commercial building space on airport road. Long term lease. Interested persons write Store Space, P.O. Box AB 20388, Marsh Harbour, AbacoBy Dr. Barnyard LH Medical Examiner Flees To Cuba Havana Cuba. Little Harbour Medical Examiner and quack psychiatrist, Dr. Canard, arrived here to a heros welcome. Arriving in the company of migrating Canadian tourists, geese and lonely Abaco males, Canard was greeted at Havanas Jose Marti airport by no less than the Cuban Premier. Praised by Cuban government officials as the greatest foreign physician freedom fighter to arrive on our shores since (Argentinian physician) Che Guevara, Canard requested and was quickly granted political asylum. I have been in and out of a few asylums over the years and this is by far the nicest one, remarked Canard. Cuba is quite pro duck, noted Canard The local potcake population is small in number, neutered and well mannered. A doc and duck may walk the streets late at night unmolested, if that is, in fact, what they wish. Canard was interviewed at his favorite Old Havana Caf, The Duck In. Sipping a Cuba Libre, the doctor was in the company of a young lady whom he introduced only as Lorena. Severely criticized for his mishandling of forensic evidence in the Duckie murder trial, Canard faces a warrant for his arrest issued for disappearing with murder victim Duckies corpse. Escaping a police ambush set up at the Little Harbour dinghy race, Canard stated he fled to Cuba due to concerns regarding his safety in Little Harbour. The doctor became quite evasive when asked why he feared for his life in Little Harbour. Canard denied rumors that he faced a possible Little Harbour mob hit if he returned with Duckies corpse to Little Harbour. Canard did admit to fearing imprisonment in the Little Harbour dungeon, a facility which he described as more brutal than the worst Cuban jail, especially when he would be forced to share a cell and shower with canine murder suspect, Buster, whom he describes as a crazed animal. I was having dropped soap nightmares, explained the increasingly agitated psychiatrist. When asked where Duckies corpse might be, Canard explained, Like many Bahamians, duckies corpse is in Cuba to have a few examinations. The Cubans are world renown for their friendly, thorough and relatively inexpensive services. A cat scan is only $25, a duck scan even cheaper depending, of course, on the size of his bill. Canard pledged to return duckies corpse to Little Harbour after the appropriate examinations had been made. Meanwhile, in Little Harbour the Buster trial continued at Petes Pub. A visibly angry Judge Judy expressed her frustration over delays in the trial, delays which she blamed on the prosecution team lead by Au Brie Clarque III esq. and Little Harbour police chief, Jimmy Lawe. She demanded an explanation how the police dragnet at the dinghy race, an event Canard had not missed in 17 years, had failed to ensnare the on-the-lamb psychiatrist. I guess I was distracted, was the mumbled response from the beleaguered police chief. Refusing Lawes request to travel to Cuba to retrieve Duckies corpse and defense attorney Johny Conchruns request for a mistrial, Judge Judy said she would consider a motion to release Buster on bail. Unfortunately, Police Chief Lawes problems with crime seem to have spread to Cherokee, Little Harbours sister settlement to the south, an area still under his jurisdiction. Startled residents, while peering between their Venetian blinds, have been shocked to come face to beak with a duck apparently peeking in the window. Unconfirmed reports describe the Cherokee Peeking Duck as a large white duck with a prominent weathered beak. Appearing to have a predilection for peering in the windows of widows, one victim,Duckie Trial Continues 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 CONTRACTwho asked not to be named, described her experience, Well, there I was, cooking up a pot of stewed turbots late one Friday night when I hear a rustling in the bushes and maybe a tap at the window. Im thinking maybe its one of my hungry neighbours who cant wait until the morning for my stew. Imagine the shock when I come face to beak with this large duck. He didnt say nothing but I could tell from the look in his eyes he was up to no good. Concerned Cherokee Beagles have formed a neighborhood watch committee.

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August 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 33Minimum 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 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 Dundas Town 1.34 acres, Lot #91. Asking price $65,000, Negotiable, Cash deal basis only, 10% down payment. Call 242-373-6638. 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 Atlantic View for sale by owner. 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. Call 242-366-0290 or 561-914-1115 Helping people find their Dream Spot since 1978. Beach Front, Hilltop, Acreage, Residential, Commercial & Investment Property. We also have rental property available.LOCA TED ON STRATTON DRIVE IN MARSH HARBOUR P.O. BOX AB 20404 ABACO, BAHAMAS 242-367-2719 FAX 367-2359 Abaco Real Estate Agency LtdLittle Harbour 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story house. Great views of the harbour and the ocean. Dock privilege, air-conditioned, phone, electric. 20 x 20 workshop, storage building. Beautiful landscape, flowers and fruit trees, 100 x 200 lot. $160,000. Call Laine at 242-367-3623 days, 242-477-5111 evenings. Lubbers Quarters 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 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 Key Tract 1.2 acres next to Tropical Self Storage. Call 365-6008 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 with views of the harbour, water front lots also available. Starting at $7200 down Beach Front 1/2 acre lo on the Atlantic Ocean. $21,000 down Fantastic Starter Home Foundation with cistern already complete in quiet residential neighbourhood. Building plans included. $9500 down 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! $4500 down Coco Bay 1 1/2 acres of elevated land with natural foliage, good investment, located near Coco Bay. $32,500 downBlack Sound deep water lots on picturesque Black Sound. Phones, electricity, cable, near settlement. 100 on the water, approx. 1 acre. $30,000 Split Level Townhouse 1/1 townhoue at Bluff House Beach Hotel, walkways to resorts and beach. A must see! $100,000Vacation Rental 2/2 vacation cottage, located near Green Turtle Club. Rent when not in use. Owner will sell 50% of investment. $175,000 Water Front two 1 acre water front lots in Blackwood $50,000 each Treasure Cay Residential lot near Ocean Beach Boulevard. $25,000

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Page 34 The Abaconian August 15th, 2002 Government Notice Ministry of Public WorksInfrastructure Rehabilitation Project Phase 1 (Hurricane Floyd) Loan No. 1266/OC-BH Request for Tenders for Installation of Concrete Path Green Turtle Cay, AbacoThe Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas has received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance a Program for the Rehabilitation of Infrastucture in the Country. Part of the proceeds of the loan will be applied to: Repairing the concrete path near the public dock on Green Turtle Cay, Abaco The Contract is for approximately $55,000 and contractors are invited to submit tenders with comprehensive details of their relevant experience in undertaking similar projects. The contract will be awarded to the tenderer providing the most economical and acceptable quotation. Indicative quantities for major items are: Concrete Works 100 cubic yards Tender Documents are available at the office of the Administrator, Dept. of Local Government, Marsh Harbour, Abaco at a cost of $50. Certified cheques should be made payable to the Public Treasury, Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Tenders must be returned not later than 2 p.m. (1400 hours) Thursday, 19th of September 2002, hand delivered and addressed to: The Administrator (attn. Area Engineer, John Shaefer) Dept. of Local Government Marsh Harbour, Abaco The Ministry reserves the right to reject any or all tenders. SouthFrom Page 14 tions to both students for a job well done. Uniforms are being let out, pencils are being sharpened, every one is getting new shoes and backpacks are being stuffed in preparation of a new class, or in some cases, a new school. Summer vacation is almost over and there will be lots of homework on the horizon. Some of the students will be leaving Cherokee School to go to school in Marsh Harbour and we know they will do well. However, there will be three new student joining Ms. Sutherlands classes: Cheyanne Lowe, Jessica Weatherford and Dre Hepburn. We want to welcome them to their first year of school. The town roads have many pot holes which are not being repaired. This is the responsibility of the Ministry of Works crew. there is a particularly large one by Batelco which needs to be filled. A snapped off telephone pole across from Java needs to be removed. The port-apotties need to be removed from the lot across from Dove Plaza. They are there for Goombay festivities but are an eyesore during the weeks between Goombay parties. The money for paving the waterfront road extension of Stede Bonnet was spent on paving several other short roads in the Marsh Harbour area. Local Govt.From Page 20Project Helps ElderlyThe Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club, Abaco Chapter, recently purchased 40 electric floor fans for distribution to senior citizens in local communities. This donation was the most Club Newsrecent in a variety of civic-related projects that the local-based motorcycle club has been responsible for. The club wishes to thank the following for their invaluable assistance in acquiring the fans: Mr. Tony Sands of Costrite Ltd., Nassau, Mr. Ian Roberts of Solomons Abaco and Mr. Rex Albury of Solomons Abaco, Scurvy Few member. They would also like to thank the following for assisting in the distribution of the fans: Angie Collie, Bianca Thompson, Gene Ferguson and Dr. Marc Binard, Scurvy Few member.Appeal for Assistance Appeal for Assistance Appeal for Assistance Appeal for Assistance Appeal for Assistance Counselling is necessary for Counselling is necessary for Counselling is necessary for Counselling is necessary for Counselling is necessary for a family in Hope T a family in Hope T a family in Hope T a family in Hope T a family in Hope T own whoseown whose own whoseown whose own whose seven-year-old child has expeseven-year-old child has expeseven-year-old child has expeseven-year-old child has expeseven-year-old child has experienced a severe trauma. Anyrienced a severe trauma. Anyrienced a severe trauma. Anyrienced a severe trauma. Anyrienced a severe trauma. Anyone wishing to aid this family one wishing to aid this family one wishing to aid this family one wishing to aid this family one wishing to aid this family with their expenses may do so with their expenses may do so with their expenses may do so with their expenses may do so with their expenses may do so by donating at CIBC. The acby donating at CIBC. The acby donating at CIBC. The acby donating at CIBC. The acby donating at CIBC. The account number is 0100718066. count number is 0100718066. count number is 0100718066. count number is 0100718066. count number is 0100718066. YY YY Y our donation will remain our donation will remain our donation will remain our donation will remain our donation will remain anonymous. Our thanks are anonymous. Our thanks are anonymous. Our thanks are anonymous. Our thanks are anonymous. Our thanks are heartfelheartfel heartfelheartfel heartfel t.t. t.t. t. FF FF F or additional information or additional information or additional information or additional information or additional information regarding this matter, you regarding this matter, you regarding this matter, you regarding this matter, you regarding this matter, you may contact Karen Huff-Lowe may contact Karen Huff-Lowe may contact Karen Huff-Lowe may contact Karen Huff-Lowe may contact Karen Huff-Lowe at 366-0266 or Candace Key at 366-0266 or Candace Key at 366-0266 or Candace Key at 366-0266 or Candace Key at 366-0266 or Candace Key at 366-0059. at 366-0059. at 366-0059. at 366-0059. at 366-0059. It Pays to Advertise

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August 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 35 Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Fire House CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service CenterFormerly Television Ser vice C enter Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Outboard Engines All Mercurys 115 HP $3500 125 HP $4000 Also 23 fishing boat with 200 HP $4000 Call 367-2326 96 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 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 Bobbys Fine Carpentry is now repopened for bsiness. Call Juan Bobby at 367-2184 or 375-9978 NEWAYS <-> STAY HEALTHY The best of science and nature Phone/fax 367-7055 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 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, roll-adeck 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 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 Gym 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 Island 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 Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats COMMERCIAL SERVICES MERCHANDISE FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT W ANTED VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE HEAVY EQUIPMENT FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 3672111 Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 T ractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 Call Us for All Y our Travel NeedsTwin Engine, Turbo Prop, Turbo Jet and Helicopters A vailablePh: 954-938-9508 Fax: 954-938-9509 Cell Ph: 954-647-8278 EMPLOYMENT W ANTEDDragline operators 4600 Manitowoc (Friction) mounted on barge for work in Abaco harbour. Call 254-381-3666 Diane FletcherChartered Accountant ________________________________Financial Statement Preparation Business Licenses Audits and Investigations Accounting Software Installation and Training Specializing in Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207 Abaco Cellular 559-8889 Have sciatica? TMJ? Lower back pain? Headaches? Get relief with muscular therapy. Call Karen Lane @ 367-5125 2000 Yamaha Wave Runner XA1200Y 155 HP engine, 68 hrs, with trailer and canvas cover. $5995 OBO Call 367-3186 22 Aquasport with Inboard/Outboard. Sound hull, console, built-in tank, storage bins, some canvas, needs new engine. $3000 firm. Call Willard Bethel at 366-0033 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 $17,000 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 52 Houseboat 1988 custom aluminum hull, 2 Volvo turbo 130 HP, dual prop I/O. 10 KW gen. set. 2 Cruisair A/C. Recently painted and refurbished, costing $25,000, fully furnished and equipped. 320 gal diesel, 700 gal water, sleeps 8, full galley, 3 staterooms. $99,500. Call Kevin or Kathi 229-723-6352 or E-mail kctaylor@archbold.org COMMERCIAL SERVICES Inner StrengthIf you can start the day without caffeine or pills If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time If you can overlook when people take things out on you when, through no fault of yours, something goes wrong If you can take criticism and blame without resentment If you can face the world without lies and deceit If you can conquer tension without medical help If you can relax without liquor If you can sleep without the aid of drugs If you can do all these thing, then . You are probably the family dog. Sponsored by the Abaco Animals Require Friends dock area and through the dock face. An outlet is in place through the north dock wall. The other end is near where the conch vendors stand was located. The ferry dock is in place but will not be activated until the end of the job. This area is used for discharging the barge loads of muck removed from the new channel. Portions of the new channel contain flint-like rock which is being broken up with dynamite by Abaco Tug and Transport. Once broken, it is easily removed. The larger boulders removed will be used as rip-rap on the western edge of the dock site. If further expansion is ever needed, this rip-rap can be removed and the seawall converted to sheet piling with a concrete cap. The highway leading from the dock to S.C. Bootle Highway is in place and will be paved and in use by November. The existing road beside the dock area in Marsh Harbour will have to be relocated slightly south. This will be started as soon as Batelco and BEC relocate their lines and poles. The existing warehouse will be removed and the surrounding dock area will be completely rebuilt before the November contract deadline when the entire project will be completed. DockFrom Page 22 Remember to Subscribe to The Abaconian

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