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September 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 10, NUMBER 17, SEPTEMBER 1st, 2002 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #5050 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 7571 N.W. 78th St. Medley, FL 33166-7530 Forward and Address Correction A 17-year old was arraigned in court in Marsh Harbour on August 23 for the murder of a Canadian visitor in Sandy Point. Marcia Rose McKenzie, 35, was reported missing on August 17 and her body was found on August 19 near Sandy Point. She was visiting with her boyfriend to attend his brothers wedding which was held in Sandy Point on August 17. The juvenile was picked up in Sa ndy Point for questioning on August 20. A Prelimiary Enquiry will be held on October 17 in Marsh Harbour. Murder Suspect Is Arraigned Murder of Canadian Visitor Shocks Sandy Point Two New Administrators Arrive Senior Administrator Alexander Williams, second from right, and Administrator Gary Knowles, far right, arrived on Abaco to take up their new posts. Mr. Williams will be in Central Abaco and Mr. Knowles will be in North Abaco. With them are Senior Administrator Everette Hart, second from left and Administrator Benjamin Pinder, far left. Mr. Hart has been posted to Exuma while Mr. Pinder will remain as Administrator in South Abaco. By Anita RolleA juvenile has been charged with the murder of a Canadian visitor, bringing the homicide count on Abaco to one for the year 2002.The partially nude body of 35-year-old Marcia Rose McKenzie, a Lab Technician of North York, Toronto, Canada, was found on the side of the main road leading into Sandy Point on August 19 with chop wounds about the head, neck, face, and arms. Both wrists were partially severed and there was evidence that she had been sexually assaulted. Ms. McKenzie was in town to attend the wedding of her boyfriends brother. Ms. McKenzie had been reported missing by her boyfriend, Harry Hanna of New Providence, shortly after 8 p.m. on August 17. According to police reports, the couple went to a local club on Friday evening, where an argument about his drinking soon erupted between the two. Ms. McKenzie left the club. The two were staying in separate houses in Sandy Point. Reports state that when Mr. Hanna went to check on Ms. McKenzie the following morning, he was informed that she had left the house at around 8 a.m. on foot. That was the last time she was seen alive. Following an intensive air, land and sea search, her mutilated body was discovered by a Police officer and the Administrator for South Abaco. Her body was flown to Nassau where an autopsy was performed. Please see Murder Page 10 3 Men Charged in KidnappingThree men were charged in Magistrates Court on August 26 with the kidnapping of Mr. Floyd Sawyer which occurred on August 23. The men were traced through cellular phone calls they made to Mr. Sawyers family members asking for ransom money. They were arraigned in Magistrates Court on August 26 and were denied bail. They will remain in Her Majestys Fox Hill Prison until a Preliminary Enquiry on October 23. See story on page 7. A tragic accident August 17 just before sunset injured 11 persons when two pickup trucks traveling south left the road. One truck overturned ending up in the bush off the cleared verge and the other hooked a Please see Accident Page 19 Highway Accident Injures 11 power pole which tore the truck apart and left the wreckage a few feet behind the broken pole. Injured persons were scattered all

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Page 2 The Abaconian September 1st, 2002 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL New Schedule as of March 10th, 2002In Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICEICE ICEICE ICE RENTRENT RENTRENT RENT ALAL ALAL AL BIKESBIKES BIKESBIKES BIKES Tables on the waterfrontRestaurant, Marina and BoutiqueAir-conditioned waterfront dining, or Drink and dine at the popular patio bar . Phone Restaurant 367-2366 Marina 242-367-4255 VHF Ch 16Monthly dockage Internet access Water, electricity, phones & cable TV on dockDinghy dock for customersSunday Buffet Grill 5 pm 9 pm Wednesday Grill & Fries night Breakfast Monday Saturday 7:30 10 a.m. Wide variety of bar snacks 11:30 a.m. 10 p.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 10 p.m.Email: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.com Music by Estin & Brown Tip A & W TRAVELTravel is our businessWell get you where you want to go....SUB AGENTS Hope Town 366-0100 Man-O-War 356-6048 Treasure Cay 365-8507 Green Turtle 365-4140 Abaco Shopping Centre P.O. Box AB-20283 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2806/2577 Fax: (242) 367-3219 By Dale Hill In 1968 the sleepy town of Marsh Harbour began to awaken with the installation of a traffic light at its main intersection, Don MacKay Boulevard and Queen Elizabeth Drive. It created order and quickly became the base of directions to newcomers. Go up, Go down, Turn left, Turn right at the red light. Unfortunately, during Hurricane Michelle of last year a tragic event occurred with the death of the red light. In one final bright flash of light, it jumped into oblivion. The skies cleared and the confusion began. Drivers would close their eyes, hold their breath and speed under the bare wire hanging above. Some refused to use the intersection while others used it to vent their anger at other drivers. (An excellent Stress Buster!) Four stop signs were erected and we naturally assumed they were only for those coming from the other direction. During this time six sets of traffic lights, a control box and hardware were donated by a second homeowner. These became famous artifacts as many curious spectators would gather at the customs warehouse to look at them, scratch and then shake their heads as they would leave in bewilderment. Some were told they couldnt work, others were told we did not need a traffic light and would not be allowed to install one a landmark that had been there for 33 years. I realized that it is the people of Abaco that make it such a great place. The business community banded together and in one day the $1031.93 duty and shipping bill was donated. I began to realise the importance and support of this project when some people said, Just tell me how much and Ill write you a cheque. At the same time a well known and respected citizen had also taken it upon himself to have four sets of lights brought in, for which he personally took care of the costs and then turned them over to me for installation. A few more set-backs, the brackets for the lights had to be fabricated and were installed, slowly order began to return as people would slow down long enough to see if the red light was working. After waiting two weeks for the government-owned corporation in charge of electrical installations to do the required wiring, in a show of unity Mark (A Fresh The Red Light Turns Green Breeze) Roberts and Dale (The Torch) Hill and numerous others wired the lights on August 24. What started as a small group grew as others joined in a great community spirit. Mr. Earnest Scott (Scotty) operated a fork lift from 1 to 6 p.m. Mr. Herbert Key in passing by asked if he could be assistance, then helped for five hours. Mike Malone supported and organised materials. Many passing would shout encouragement and smile, some admitted not knowing about traffic lights but offered food and drinks. Others asked to let them know if there were any other projects they could help with in THE SUV IN TOWN! GET RALLY CAR NOT RALLY CAR PRICES. All for the Low Starting Price of ON-THE-SPOT FINANCING Loaded with: 4-wheel DriveAir Conditioning Power SteeringPower Windows, Locks & Mirrors Dual AirbagsABS Braking System AM/FM/CD PlayerAlarm System Keyless EntryAlloy Wheels (optional) the future. The lights were turned on and it was like they had never been missing. After a week of negative publicity on Abaco, the most encouraging and heartening end was the realisation that the Green Light is up for all to unite and work together. We can have opinions and yet respect differences. Sometimes instead of complaining about what should be, we can band together and make it happen. There will be other projects and Im sure with even more support and together we can make our island a better place.

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September 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 3 A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD.Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, AbacoTel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242CC CC C OO OO O MPLETE GRMPLETE GR MPLETE GRMPLETE GR MPLETE GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER Y LINEY LINE Y LINEY LINE Y LINE DISTRIBDISTRIB DISTRIBDISTRIB DISTRIB UTUT UTUT UT ORS IN ABORS IN AB ORS IN ABORS IN AB ORS IN AB AA AA A CC CC C O FORO FOR O FORO FOR O FOR CHOICE MEATS FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES DAIRY PRODUCTS & FROZEN FOODS FAMOUS BRAND NAMES NABISCO WISE MURRAYS QUAKER DURACELL DEL MONTE BLUEBIRD GATORADE Y our business is our business at Abaco Wholesale... Weve got more of what youre looking for! Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 4:30 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed Sundays Traffic Light Is Working The traffic light in Marsh Harbour has finally been replaced and is working again. The original light was installed in 1968 but finally succumbed to Hurricane Michele in November 2001. Dale Hill, recently elected to the Marsh Harbour Town Committee, made it his initial project to raise money to pay the duty and to organize equipment and people to install the light and finally get it wired and working. Mark Roberts with assistance from Dale and others completed the wiring and activated it on August 24. BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW! Anco LandsTel:(242) 324-1476 Fax:(242) 324-2902Email: info@ancolands.com Website: www .ancolands.com Schooner BaySchooner Bay Schooner BaySchooner Bay Schooner Bay Great Abacos Fabulous South Eastern CoastlineLand for Sale $1,400,000 Net400,000 sq. ft. 9 Acres 200 ft. Beach Frontage 2000 ft. Depth 2 Tracts Available Magnificent Panoramic Views 60 Elevations Stunning Shorelines Ocean Beach 26 Miles South of Marsh Harbour From Airport Roundabout

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Page 4 The Abaconian September 1st, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Bluff House Beach HotelGreen Turtle Cay, Abaco, BahamasBahamian SpecialInviting all Bahamians to take advantage of this great offer!per couple per nightIncludes: Dinner, Breakfast and Accommodation in a Split Level Suite for Two*Not Included: Transportation, Gratuity on food and beverages, Service Charge and Tax on RoomsTel: 242-365-4247 or Fax: 242-365-4248online: www.bluffhouse.com E-mail: BluffHouse@oii.net Residents or citizens with proper ID $99.00* 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 South Abaco News Sandy PointSandy Point has recently celebrated two very happy occasions this past two weeks. On August 17 the wedding of Kendall Brown to Ramona Green took place at the Assembly of God Church. Pastor Erskine Wells officiated. Mr. Brown is the brother of Harry Hannah, the boyfriend of the Canadian woman who was murdered. On August 24 Solomon Russell married Avrey Moxey from Eleuthera. This wedding took place at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Napoleon Roberts officiating.Cherokee SoundBy Lee Pinder A very successful Town Meeting of residents of Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point and Bahama Palm Shores was held on August 16th at the school-house in Cherokee with the new representatives as well as the old ones who were returned to office. It was one of the largest crowds I have ever seen come out. A good portion of those in attendance were from Cherokee, with a few from Bahama Palm Shores, Casuarina Point and Yellow Wood. After the preliminary opening remarks the new Chairman, Netica Symonette, assured all those present that she and her fellow Council members were dedicated to doing the very best job they could for us and that they would welcome our input and cooperation. Administrator for South Abaco, Benjamin Pinder, announced that the budget had already been approved at the same amount as last year. He stated that after salaries and payment of contracts there would be only a small amount available for minor jobs and necessary repair work just as before. In other words, there were no funds available for any major projects. The meeting proceeded with persons from the various communities voicing their needs and expectations. Ms. Symonette and Mr. Benjamin gave their present standing or their intention to follow through on the problem and a promise to get back to the interested parties. A public complaint was brought out regarding a large vessel, approximately 80 feet in length, that has been dropping fish pots off our shores and leaving them full on the bottom of the sea for the fish to die. Several persons said that they knew about this boat and that it wasnt the first time it had been seen. In fact, it has been doing this for several years. Ms. Symonette suggested the need for local Beach Wardens or designated persons in the immediate vicinity to help police the fishing offenders. In addition, the indiscriminate hauling of fish and the taking of immature conch was set out as areas to be watchful of. The suggestion for Beach Wardens was very well received by all those present. The people of Bahama Palm Shores asked when Batelco was going to supply them with telephone service. Some persons pointed out that the previous government had all the necessary equipment set aside to do the job and that they couldnt understand what the holdup was, but a follow up was necessary to reenforce their needs. Some persons in Casuarina Point are still awaiting deeds for their property. Ms. Symonette assured them that she would be making complaints to the proper government offices to facilitate satisfaction on their behalf. At the same time she stated that she would continue to push for electricity to be brought to Yellow Wood. Mr. Pinder answered a question regarding the relocating of our dump from The Spit to the quarry area along the Cherokee road. He stated that the relocation had already been agreed upon and that he was waiting now for final approval to come from Government Lands Department. A complaint was made concerning the parking of vehicles on public land. The groundskeeper in Cherokee stated that he was having a problem with people not wanting to move their vehicles when he mowed. These public areas reflect the beauty of our settlement, a point that was applauded and very forcefully brought out in the meeting. All persons should cooperate by moving their vehicles, mowing the area in question themselves or finding another place to park. Concerned residents of Casuarina Point, Bahama Palm Shore, Yellow Wood and Cherokee Sound are requesting that a full time on-duty policeman be assigned to our area, not a reservist as they felt he would not be backed up by the proper law enforcement, but a uniformed constable. This request was considered to be so urgent that a Cherokee resident offered five years free housing in an effort to entice the police to come to Cherokee. The Council felt his very generous offer would surely make a difference as the reason given previously was that there was no housing available for such a person. Concerns regarding the old clinic building brought much discussion. Mr. Pinder stated that he had two quotes for repairs which were already submitted to Nassau. Many are concerned that the building is too far gone and that a completely new structure would be the best avenue to take rather than try to repair the existing derelict building. Someone brought out a matter of great importance that had been discussed at a previous Town Meeting regarding the need for a local volunteer fire fighting unit and a pump necessary to do the job. The government pump was rescued after being damaged from Hurricane Floyd and is presently being maintained and kept ready for use. There is only 300 feet of hose. More is definitely needed to be on the safe side. Bro. Bob Cornish, a member of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department who lives in Casuarina Point, is willing to assist in a work session to help Cherokee get a volunteer group up and running. A public complaint was voiced regarding thwarted plans for an Independence Day celebration this past July. This was not an unexpected celebration to take place on the spur-of-the-moment, but a set date that comes around once a year just like Easter and Christmas and they could not understand why allotted funds did not arrive until July 24th, 14 days after the holiday. They felt this was a matter of public patriotism and pride and felt it should be celebrated on the specified day or it loses the importance of celebrating. The Chairman stated that his concerns were duly noted and that she would try to make sure they were received prior to the date next year. Someone brought out that a Hotel, ResGuana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay Please see South Page 30

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September 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 5 BellasFurniture & Accessories ROOMS TO GO Bellas Furniture Bellas Furniture Bellas Furniture Bellas Furniture Bellas Furniture&Western AutoAnnual Sale!Carpet & Appliances20% OFF20% OFF 20% OFF20% OFF 20% OFFFurniture20-40% OFF20-40% OFF 20-40% OFF20-40% OFF 20-40% OFFSale Begins September 1st Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391 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 By Anita Rolle Abaco now has access to Internet service where we can talk on the telephone, send and receive faxes and browse the web all at the same time, without interruption. During the week of August 12, Batelco officially launched its new DSL, Digital Subscriber Lines, on Abaco, a system designed to transform the regular telephone line into a high speed digital line for Internet access. The new service now makes it possible to receive smooth video and clear sound. It is an always-on service which allows you to be connected to the Internet 24 hours a day you can speak on the phone and surf the Internet at the same time using the same telephone line. Downloads are fast, connections are secure and there is unlimited usage.DSL is beneficial to both residential and business customers because of its high speed and several computers can be connected with one DSL. With this technology your telephone line Abaco Now Has Batelco Oneline DSL Service is your private connection to the Internet as it is not a shared network. This decreases the risk of viruses and hacker attacks.The service is presently available to the central areas of Abaco. However, technicians are continuously working to bring the remainder of the island online. Oneline DSL Turbocharged Internet access was launched in New Providence on July 29 and Grand Bahama on August 6. According to Mr. Leon Williams, Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Batelco, nearly 1500 new customers were signed up in the first week of the launch. Mr. Williams said, Many of these new subscribers have come to us from other ISPs (Internet Service Providers). We believe that this new technology coupled with very competitive pricing has put Batelnet back in the Internet access game. During August 12 16 Batelco held a week long seminar in Marsh Harbour to introduce its new OneLine DSL Internet Service. Local technicians were supplemented by technicians from Nassau to explain the new system, answer questions and sign up customers. The new service has several advantages over other systems. It is very fast on downloading. Other attributes include a more secure private line, unlimited use and safeguards against viruses.

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Page 6 The Abaconian September 1st, 2002The 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 tests can be made available locally upon request To schedule appointments or testing please contact us 242-393-5962 Nassau 242-367-4240 Abaco By Malcolm Spicer The Bahamas National Darts Team returned from the Cayman Islands this last week having defended their Caribbean Title with great success and came out winners for the 4th time in the Caribbean Championships. Twelve countries participated in this, the 14th Caribbean Cup. From The Bahamas, Bermuda, Florida, Cayman, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Guyana, Turks and Caicos, St. Lucia and Barbados, they all came to battle for this the most prestigious tournament in this region. From the outset the Bahamas team took control by beating the Florida squad 7-5 and the Belize team 11-1. Florida was one of the favourites and in beating them on the opening day, the Bahamas gained much confidence and sent out that all important message that they were there to win. Points and positions for the top four in the team event were as follows: 99Bahamas1 84St. Lucia2 81Barbados3 78Florida4 The Bahamas team was made up of a powerful squad from Abaco, Nassau and Grand Bahama, chosen following many national tournaments here in the Bahamas. From Nassau there was Tony Moree, Steve Harris, Howard Hepburn, Ken Brathwaite, Barry Payne, Harry Brown, Trudy Johnson, Helen Sweeting and Congette Green. From Grand Bahama was Prescott Minnis, Judy Pepper Sweeting, Valerie George and Wayne Fish Copeland. President of the Bahamas Darts Federation and Secretary-General of the Caribbean Darts Organisation, Malcolm Spicer, from Abaco, accompanied the team as did Manager Byron Johnson from Grand Bahama, Captain Donald Burrows from Abaco and Coach Peter Duncombe from Grand Bahama. The final positions in the Caribbean Cup were as follows. The Individual Events and the Team Events points are combined to find the winners. Final Positions for the Caribbean Cup 187Bahamas1 139St. Lucia2 134Florida3 131Jamaica4 109Barbados5 10Cayman6 89Guyana7 84T & T8 83Bermuda9 73Belize10 60BVI11 10Turks & C12 The tournament itself goes on for nine days, nine hours a day and is not for the faint or weary! The Bahamas team are very professional and thorough in their preparation and how they organized themselves with Manger Byron Johnson, Coach Peter Duncombe and Captain Donald Burrows always alert to the needs of the players and ensuring that we have the demeanour and capability to produce our best at every opportunity. Much thanks need to go to them for their adherence to their duties. One of the highlights for the Bahamas team was to play against former Caribbean Champion Earl Smith, a mainstay of the Bahamas National team for many years, a Bahamian, but now residing in the Caymans and eligible to play for the Cayman team which he did. His old form was still there but in this tournament one man doesnt a winner make. The Bahamas team, strong right through, came away once again with the spoils. Well done, Team! The next Caribbean tournament is to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in June 2004. The proud team of dart players which successfully brought back to The Bahamas the Caribbean Cup are shown above. The men and women came from Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco. This was the fourth time in 14 competitions that The Bahamas has won the Caribbean title. Mr. Malcolm Spicer, owner of Abacom in Marsh Harbour, is the President of the Bahamas Darts Federation and the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Darts Organization. He is shown at the very back sitting on the platform. Mr. Donald Burrows, Customs officer stationed in Marsh Harbour, is the Captain of the team.Bahamas Wins Caribbean Cup for 4th Time

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September 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 7 Weve got what you need with everyday specials for everyday itemsQuicker check-outs, friendly staff and better value for your dollar make shopping at Price Right an enjoyable experience.Shop Price Right for Better Service, Better Values & Better SavingsWith convenient location close to the Public DockNOW OPEN SUNDAYS 9 am 3 pmLocated on Stratton Drive Marsh Harbour, AbacoPhone (242) 367-7283 Fax: (242) 367-5767 Abaco Real Estate 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 AbacoThree Were Charged with KidnappingThe two men charged with kidnapping who were from Nassau are shown above. On the left is Mr. Robert Edward Reckley in the white T-shirt and next to him in the black T-shirt is Mr. Renardo Ricardo Major. They are on their way into the Magistrates Court where they were arraigned on nine charges including kidnapping. The Preliminary Enquiry will be held on October 23. By Theresa Pinder and Anita Rolle On August 26th three men were arraigned at the Magistrates Court in Marsh Harbour on nine charges robbery and kidnapping. On the morning of August 23rd Mr. Floyd Sawyer was accosted by two armed gunmen as he was leaving his residence in Treasure Cay. Mr. Sawyer was robbed of a silver Rolex watch valued at $8000 and $2500 in cash. He was blindfolded, gagged, then driven to a remote location where he was handcuffed to a coconut tree. Mr. Clint Sawyer, son of Mr. Floyd Sawyer, was contacted for ransom money. The kidnappers demanded the sum of $350,000 for his safe return. They had originally demanded $3 million but Mr. Sawyer negotiated it down. With the help of Batelco officials, Police officers were able to trace the ransom demand call to a telephone in the name of a relative of Mr. Frankie Bethel of Marsh Harbour, one of the accused. With Batelcos assistance the police were able to keep track of phone calls and began surveillance, watching for suspicious activity. They observed a truck with three men and gave chase, finally arresting the men. Besides Mr. Bethel they arrested Renardo Ricardo Major and Robert Edward Reckley, both of New Providence. The Police were able to locate Mr. Sawyer and free him later that same day with the help of the men. The three men, Bethel, Reckley and Major, were formally charged on nine counts before Magistrate Crawford McKee. They were jointly charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, armed robbery, possession of an unlicenced firearm, use of unlicenced firearm, kidnapping, receiving, possession of ammunition, and possession of dangerous drugs. Because of the serious nature of the charges, Magistrate McKee denied the three men bail, fearing that they would abscond or commit other serious crimes. They have been remanded in custody in Her Majestys Prison at Fox Hill until the preliminary inquiry, which will take place at the Magistrates Court in Marsh Harbour on October 23rd, 2002. The men are being represented by attorney Arthur Yearwood. Police officers of the Central Detective Unit were already on the island investigating the murder in Sandy Point of Canadian visitor Marcia McKenzie. They were notified of this new incident, quickly devised a plan of investigation and within a few hours were able to make the arrests. Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Greater Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Touch of Class, Treasure Cay, 367-2536Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort

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Page 8 The Abaconian September 1st, 2002 The Editor Says Corporate Responsibility All About TownThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Anita Rolle, Isobel ShermanPilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Mary MacKenzie, Benjamin Pinder, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Generally Speaking . .Internet Offers a Great FutureDavid RalphBy Isobel ShermanCentral Abaco PrimaryThe front of Central Abaco Primary School has finally been landscaped. However, most persons do not see the front of the school as it faces a road in Central Pine Estates, the new government subdivision where no houses have been built yet. The back of the school faces Forest Drive and it is from that vantage point that the school looks like it is in a sea of weeds and broken and dead trees. It is an eyesore. Wouldnt it be nice if that side of the school were kept weeded and cleaned up so that persons passing on Forest Drive would see a modern school in a neat setting. After all, Central Abaco Primary School is the largest school on the island with over 600 pupils attending. I hope that the landscaping contract provides for making a proper play area for the students.InterpretationInterpretation is a word that could be used numerous times in a given day or week. Every day people interpret things some to mean what they want it to mean, some to know what another person means and some to give meaning to data. Giving meaning to data is the way BJC and BGCSE Examinations scores are interpreted. The interpretation of these scores can be done in several ways. Some persons interpret the success or lack of success of theses scores on the school the students attend. Some blame or credit the teachers for the scores. A few might blame or credit the students for the scores they receive. It is all a matter of interpretation. I learned many years ago that statistics can be worked many ways and so can the results of these examinations. To be perfectly honest and realistic all factors, school, teachers, students and parents, need to factor into the formula for interpreting these grades. And not necessarily in that order. Parents, if you are not pleased with your childs results, then the first person to look at is yourself. You are your childs first teacher and most important teacher. You need to be interested in your childs schoolwork. You do not have to know biology to help your child with his BGCSE Biology Exam but you can see that he/she is studying and doing the required work. You can get extra help for your child if he needs it. Students, you need to remain focused on your schoolwork. I will not comment on teachers because I feel teachers are blamed too much for everything a child does or fails to do and never given enough credit for anything. As for the school, if a study were done, I am sure that there is more parental involvement in private schools because parents are paying money than in government schools whose parents basically live hand to mouth with finances. However, I will state this: a good student does not need a private school or especially good teachers. They just need to be provided with the tools and they will succeed. An average student and below average student is the student who really needs the excellent teachers. When parents look at the results for their children, consider these factors mentioned. Then ask yourself these questions: Did I do all I could possibly do to help my child be successful according to his ability? And did my child do all he/she could have done to be successful according to his/her ability? Not everyone is an Einstein but as I was taught many years ago, always do your best so that at the end of the day you can say to By Timothy Roberts The course of world economic progress flows through fibre optic veins which connect each part of the world to all the other parts. The Bahamas is steadily progressing toward the complete inter-connectivity that many countries now enjoy, and its through simple means that it is now increasingly available to all. In the past few months we have seen the arrival of new Internet Service Providers (ISPs) coming to Abaco, and there are still more coming. For those who have craved high-speed internet, this is a much welcomed advent. However, for those who simply want to get online, it may make things a little more confusing; especially the technically challenged. For years Abaco has enjoyed internet service via dial-up through BaTelNet at first and then through Out Island Internet (OII). Yet, as progress goes, people are always looking for the bigger and the better. Over the years many companies across the USA and the globe have experimented with broadband (the technical name for highPlease see Roberts Page 34 Please see Sherman Page 35 The road from Marsh Harbour to the airport is named the Don MacKay Boulevard after the Canadian resident who spent much of his time and money in landscaping the roadside verges. He left us with a long lasting memorial which beautifies our surroundings. Other towns are working to maintain a clean appearance. One of the major expenses for each town is road maintenance which is generally the lighter maintenance of keeping the roadsides free of trash and debris and mowing. In Marsh Harbour alone, it takes three men working five days per week to pick up the garbage thrown onto our roadsides and to mow the roadside grass. One of the nicer stretches of highway is the section from Treasure Cay going north with miles of wide, clean and well kept verges. Central and South Abaco highways cannot compare to the highway north. It helped that the road contractor who paved the road from Treasure Cay to Coopers Town left the roadsides smooth and generally ready for grass. From Treasure Cay south the road shoulders need more work before they can be mowed and maintained. They will still not be particularly attractive. Recently BEC has cut down trees threatening their power lines along Don MacKay Boulevard. This is a normal maintenance procedure and ensures the integrity of the power lines. However, their record at cleaning up their tree cutting mess is not acceptable. They recently asked for tenders to keep the landscaping at their sub-stations (transformer and switching yards) clean. They planted a ficus hedge around their transformer pad on Forest Drive to make it attractive. They planted bougainvillea shrubs inside their fence at the transformer station east of the Conch Inn. They will grow into attractive bushes and will shield the transformer bank inside. Keeping their own grounds clean is a normal part of their corporate routine. Cleaning up after their tree trimming should be a normal part of the process. If they take pride in their own properties, they should take equal pride in cleaning up after their trimming exercises, particularly in developed areas. They could probably justify a chipping machine to grind the debris into mulch. In undeveloped areas the chips can be blown into the bush to decay into soil. In developed areas the chips can be collected and either taken to the dump or used as landscaping mulch. Our public schools can absorb truckloads of these chips around their bare grounds. If they cannot acquire a chipper, they should contract the removal of the debris to an outside firm. Otherwise, we will have to live with the debris and stumps for years to come. Another area for improvement would be for the trimming crews to learn some fundamental pruning procedures. It is not necessary to cut trees at waist level leaving ugly stumps. If a tree is so threatening as to warrant total removal, it should be cut at ground level leaving the landscape clean after removing the trunk and branches. Several buttonwood trees were decimated near the Cable Bahamas facility on Don MacKay Boulevard. They were not likely to reach the power lines in our lifetime. Why did the crew feel they were threatening their power lines? Many trees only need selective pruning to protect the lines and the tree can remain to add to the natural beauty of the area. There is nothing inherently beautiful in a bare, treeless street decorated only with creosoted power poles. Professional tree trimming is an art unto itself but a few of the fundamentals can be easily learned by property owners and BEC employees. A bit of common sense also goes a long way. A 30-pound chain saw and a gallon of gasoline can do nearly as much landscape damage as a careless bulldozer operator. In residential areas property owners have a responsibility to keep their trees out of the power lines. They can prune selectively to protect the lines while keeping their trees. Homeowners should not attempt pruning when the lines are close to the tree branches. BEC will assist when asked. BEC Corporate policy should not end with successful delivery of power to homes and businesses. Their employees live among us and should want a better town as do most of us. A little consideration on their part for our environment should be a part of their corporate culture. Shown above is one of the trees cut by BEC tree trimming crew along Don MacKay Boulevard.

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September 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 98 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $110 $295 $645 26 Paramount $180 $450 $925 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour Thanks for the Traffic LightsDear Editor, Thanks for the space in your paper to say thanks to all of the men who, out of the goodness of their hearts, got the traffic lights back where they need to be. Im sure I speak for hundreds of other drivers in Marsh Harbour that have been frustrated because no lights were there to direct the drivers. So now we can all breathe a sigh of relief. To Dale Hill and all the others who are responsible for this good deed, I say THANKS A MILLION from the whole community. Sincerely, Carolyn A. LoweEnjoyed Dolphin Beach ExperienceDear Editor, To my family the Dolphin Beach Resort Barroom is more tasteful than disgraceful! We were warmly invited by Aubry to attend a Friday night get together to meet real people. Everyone brought food, not bought food. To us the barroom is a quaint seaside respite and gives visitors an opportunity to socialize with residents. Since we docked our local boat at Dolphin Beach Resort, we were graciously greeted by Aubry most days. He was particularly helpful yo my 15-year-old son. The same warmth Was present at the Gospel Service on Sunday evening. I have been reading about Bahamian Loyalists the independent spirit constantly arises. My congratulations to Bruce MacDaniel and Dolphin Beach Resort for supporting independence and acceptance. The Pecora Family Ron, DeeDee, Lauren, Dyland and BowerWhere Is Law and Order?Dear Editor, What has happened to law and order on Abaco? The bad element will soon be in control. There no longer are consequences for crime. Recent examples: The nasty American drug suspect is still living the high life in Hope Town, still no trial. His top employee has also been arrested for drugs. An alleged child molester has been released back into the community. Is your child next? Another American was arrested for illegal crawfish, egg-bearing female and out of season. Result: Released with no punishment. Let a Bahamian get caught in Florida with an egg-bearing female out of season and they would be put under the jail. Lets catch a few and confiscate a sportfishing boat or two and see how long the poaching and over fishing continues. We now have people breaking into boats at docks in Marsh Harbour. The Abaco Inn was robbed once again. On and on it goes. It is time to take control. The police can only do so much. We need courts that will punish the law breaker. We need people to be more vigilante, help the authorities. It is time the criminals learn there are serious consequences for their actions. Bring the evil doers to justice before they take control. The public must demand a change before it is too late! Wants Police ActionCrime Is Killing Our TourismDear Sir or Madam:Thank you for allowing me a spot in your paper. I am not a Bahamian, but I do live and own a business here. I consider this home. If I were a Bahamian, I would be even more disgusted at the way the police are handling the recent boat break-ins. Why are there so many? How come the police have not done anything about this? We have reported several incidents to the police, once gave them a tag number, we were surprised to note that they have NEVER followed up to date 14 month later. WHY? This is killing our tourism during the months when we need them most. I have been told by customers that they are not coming back! Is this what we want to be known as Nassau? I suppose since the police do not rely on tourism, they do not seem to be bothered! Marsh Harbour has to STOP these thugs. Maybe if they got a job and earned a living like the rest of us, I would not be writing this. Wake up, police. SHOOT FIRST, then ask!Concerned about Abaco The annual migration of birds from North America to the warmer southern hemisphere has started, heightening concern about the potential for the arrival of the deadly West Nile Virus in the Caribbean. Up to August 9 of this year, the 2002 death toll in the United States from this disease was seven and more than 130 infected after being bitten by Culex pipens mosquitoes which were carrying the virus. The virus has now spread to 29 States (58 per cent of the United States). This is the worst year for the United States since the virus emerged in 1999. Human beings can become infected ONLY if they are bitten by that specific species of mosquitoes and only if they are carrying the virus. Some of the birds which have been known to be infected with the virus pass through the Caribbean area. The Culex pipens mosquito, which is the carrier of the virus, is endemic in many Caribbean countries. Researchers indicate that other species of the Culex mosquito might be able to transmit this virus as well. There has been one reported case of infection of a human in the Cayman Islands during the last migratory season.West Nile Virus May Become Threat in Caribbean Surprise!Your four-year-old has 173 grandchildrenIf your male pet hasnt been neutered, hes probably fathering some of the millions of unwanted dogs and cats that are roaming our streets. You cant stop your pets from acting naturally. But if you love them, youll have them spayed or neutered. Talk to your veterinarian. Or contact us for more information.AARKAbaco Animals Require Kindness Call 367-3262 or 367-2817 for information

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Page 10 The Abaconian September 1st, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 367-2658Silver Jewelry Ladies Dresses Panama Jack Hats, Sun Glasses, & Suntan Lotion Mens Shorts & Shirts Kids T-shirts Kalik Souvenirs Genuine Cuban Cigars Bahamian CDs & Tapes ...& a variety of other gifts & Souvenirs Located Across from Mangoes Restaurant Open Mon. thru Sat. 9 am to 5 pm Some Sundays daySUNSET SOUVENIRS Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight30 Boats to choose from All Meticulously Maintained Our Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount$945 23 Albury Bros$840 22 Boston Whaler$798 20 Albury/Hydra$770 Rates do not include gasLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 Her boyfriend, Mr. Hanna, was treated at the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic after becoming ill on hearing of the gruesome discovery.Arraignment Charged YouthA seventeen-year-old staying with a Sandy Point relative was arraigned on August 23 on the charge of murdering Marcia Rose McKenzie of Toronto, Ontario. Ms. McKenzies body was found by the side of the road leading into Sandy Point on August 19 with chop wounds about the head, neck, face and arms.Just a few minutes before 1 p.m. under heavy escort, the youth was whisked into the Magistrate Court in Marsh Harbour draped with a coat to conceal his identity. Curious onlookers had begun gathering at the Magistrates Court from about 10 a.m., hoping MurderFrom Page 1to catch a glimpse of the accused whose identity is being withheld due to his age. Media presence was evident as journalists flew in from all over the Bahamas. Representing the accused was local Attorney Kara Butler. Magistrate Crawford McKee presided over the arraignment proceedings. The arraignment was scheduled for noon. However, Magistrate McKee was delayed as he was on scheduled cases in North Abaco.The only persons allowed in the courtroom were the juvenile panel, social services representative and immediate relatives of the accused. The arraignment where the accused was formally charged with murder lasted only a few minutes. The accused was not required to enter a plea. Just as he entered the court his face and head covered, he left the same. He will be remanded at Her Majestys Fox Hill Prison until October 17 when he will be returned for a Preliminary Enquiry. The last Goombay Festival for Abaco for 2002 was held on August 23 in Marsh Harbour. A variety of music, bands, dance, limbo, quizzes, trivia as well as Junkanoo entertained the large crowd of both visitors and local residents. These Goombay parties are designed to showcase Bahamian culture in all forms to give our visitors more information about our culture and to help Bahamians be proud of their heritage.Last Goombay Is Held Open Daily 365 Days a YearBreakfast 7 a.m. 11:30 a.m.Lunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.Dinner 6 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Diner Reservations RecommendedTel: 367-2158Located in the Abaco Beach Resort Anglers Restaurant presents international cuisine with an island flair in a casual waterfront setting. One of the most popular restaurants in the Abacos, Anglers serves breakfast, lunch & dinner every day of the year.You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and delicious menu. delicious menu. delicious menu. delicious menu. delicious menu. AA AA A AA AA A AA AA A

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September 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 11 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 The August 12 meeting of the Rotary Club of Abaco was addressed by Assistant District Governor Robin Brownrigg of Nassau. He was accompanied by his colleague and long time friend of Abaco, Gordon Wilde. As always Robin exuded his enthusiasm for and knowledge of Rotarys place as the worlds largest and oldest service organization. For the benefit of Rotarians who were unable to attend the recent District Conference in St. Croix, he outlined some of the more important objectives for clubs in District 7020 this year. Make early preparation for celebrating in some significant way the 100th anniversary of Rotary in 2005. Continue to strive for membership growth and find ways of attracting and holding members. Continue to contribute to the Rotary Foundation. The goal of eradicating polio from the earth by 2005 remains. As of January 2002 Rotary has committed $462 million to the Polio Plus project and has seen a global drop in polio cases of some 99 percent. The disease has been virtually eradicated in the Western Hemisphere. Robin further urged those present to continue with local projects that help the youth, the aged, those with disabilities, those with addictions and the preservation of our environment. He closed by reading a letter addressed to the Club from Past President Drexel Major in which sincere thanks were expressed for the funds raised on his behalf and for the prayers and support given by his fellow Rotarians. Club NewsBy Anita Rolle Abaco Markets Limited has announced that Mr. David Thurlow has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of the publicly traded company. The appointment is effective immediately. Mr. Thurlow will also join the Board of Directors. In welcoming Mr. Thurlow, company Chairman Craig Symonette said that his financial experience and extensive business background were well suited to the challenge of developing Abaco Markets diverse business interests. Mr. Thurlow is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and is a former Chief Executive Officer of British American Insurance Company Ltd. Prior to his new appointment, he was actively operating his own Management Consulting firm in North Carolina. He is well acquainted with the Bahamas having resided in Nassau between 1967 and 1983. Mr. Thurlow replaces Mr. Reginald Sands, who resigned from the post in July of this year. Abaco Markets has under its portfolio Solomons Super Center, Cost Rite, Bellevue Business Depot, Thompson Wholesale, Sawyers Market, Dominoes Pizza, Dairy Queen, Dunkin Donuts, Solomons Abaco, Treasure Cay Mini Market and Golden Harvest.Abaco Markets Names New President and CEORotary Clubs Assistant District Governor, Mr. Robin Brownrigg of Nassau, spoke to the Rotary Club of Abaco on August 12. He encouraged the Rotarians to continue to serve their community, particularly the youth, the elderly and the disabled.

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Page 12 The Abaconian September 1st, 2002 Go Abaco Rage Go Conchy JoeLocated in the White Sound Bay Call Us on VHF 16 or Phone 366-0133 or Visit our website at www.abacoinn.comCourtesy Dock Barefoot Elegance Barefoot Elegance Barefoot Elegance Barefoot Elegance Barefoot EleganceFINE DINING, FRESH WATER POOL, VAN SERVICE TO AND FROM HOPE TOWN Closing Season Date September 3rd to October 10thFresh Water Pool Sea Spray ResortHopetown, Elbow Cay, AbacoVillas Restaurant Marina Now Offering Discounted RatesAugust 2002 through April 2003 Boats up to 50 $325 monthly Metered water & electricityTexaco Star Port Fresh Water Pool BakeryBoat House RestaurantCome by and see us We have friendly staff waiting to serve youOpen 8-5 daily VHF ch. 16 Ph: (242) 366-0065 e-mail: seasprayres@oii.net www.seasprayresort.com Catholic Parish Receives New PriestBy Theresa Pinder His session ended, his service complete, Father Stan Kolassa gathered his belongings and said a final farewell to his parishioners. After more than ten years as a spiritual guide, counselor, and friend, the Catholic Archdiocese has reassigned Father Stan elsewhere and ushered in a new priest: Father Rogelio Madrazo, known as Father Roger. Father Roger was born in the Philippines in Zamboanga, a city located in the southern part of Mindanao Island. He attended the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary for five years, then studied theology in San Carlos Major Seminary for four years. Ordained in 1983 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Father Roger served as a diocesan priest in Luzon Island for nine years. He then spent eight years on Mindanao Island, after which Father Roger volunteered for missionary work. In January of 2001 he arrived in Nassau where he worked in St. Cecilia for four months. He was then moved to Fresh Creek, Andros, where he spent a year. From Andros, he was then appointed as a priest here in Abaco to fill the vacant position left by Father Stan. Continuing as Father Stan had done before him, Father Roger is the priest in charge of the congregation of St. Francis de Sales Church in Marsh Harbour and Sts Mary and Andrews Church in Treasure Cay. He also says mass on the Treasure Cay farm on Saturdays and in Hope Town on Sunday afternoons. In addition to continuing the programs left by his predecessor including that of the Haitian Evangelist Program, Father Roger is in the process of establishing a local church council and various youth programs. The idea is to plan and coordinate activities for the church through the interaction of the members with an emphasis on encouraging more participation in church activities by the youth. He will be joined by Father Ramon Saavedra the end of August, who will assist him in these duties. The plans, however, will take some time to implement. Father Roger is allowing the activities to progress slowly as he has had only a little time to acclimate. One of the adjustments that he had to make was becoming accustomed to preaching to a smaller crowd. Despite the adjustments that he has had to make including that in terms of a severe decrease in congregational size, Father Roger appears to have acclimated well. Here on a contract of two years which ends in January of 2003, he may decide to renew his contract with the Archdiocese of Nassau for an additional two years or to return to the Philippines.Local Police Promotes Community PolicingBy Cindy Armbrister On August 18 the Mens Fellowship of Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town in an effort to develop the whole man, conducted a seminar entitled Community Policing. Officers from the Marsh Harbour Police Station, Sergeant Wilchombe and Constable Knowles, were the presenters. In a very informative and enlightening speech Constable Knowles outlined some of the benefits of community policing which include the reduction of crime, safer neighbourhoods and a closer relationship between the police and the community. Blending his presentation with excerpts from the Bible and staggering statistics and figures, Knowles reiterated the need for a closer relationship between police and the community. He offered very helpful tips for women to avoid being victims of crime. The presentation was followed by a question and answer period. Members of the congregation participated, asking questions and Church Newsvoicing many concerns. Sergeant Wilchombe advised that they will be doing more of this type of outreach and awareness in similar settings and to the wider community. According to the Mens Department, activities such as this will be ongoing as the department seeks to not only cater to the spiritual man but to the whole man. Such an activity is even more critical now in light of the recent murder and other criminal offences being committed in Abaco. They hope to have the police come back to do a follow up to the Community Policing seminar. Earlier this year the Mens Department hosted Ms. Charlamae Fernander, who spoke on family issues. In the future, the Department under the leadership of Deacon Everette Strachan will be hosting similar mini-seminar sessions involving legal issues, health and family issues and the FTAA. Listen for the dates of these activities as the public is invited to attend.Pastor Celebrates Twelve YearsBy Cindy Armbrister On August 18 the End Time Harvest Pentecostal Church in Crown Haven expressed thanks to its pastor and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Tyrone Mills, for twelve years of dedicated service. Members of the congregation and fellow clergymen came from all over Abaco to be a part of the service. Pastor A. B. Lewis of Zion Baptist, Murphy Town, was the keynote speaker. The theme, A True Watchman, was a challenge to all clergymen. Pastor Lewis in a dynamic challenging sermon admonished pastors charged that in order for them to be true watchmen, they must 1.) Speak out on national issues and 2.) Confront sin in the church and community. He described a true watchman, as one who displays godly characteristics. The man of God, according to pastor Lewis, must be of stern integrity and learn how to execute justice. He must preach and live holiness and righteousness and stand up for those principles because they are the standards of Please see Church Page 13 Father Roger

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September 1st, 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 Fredericks AgencyBahamas Custom Brokers Import & Export Air & Sea Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay & Green Turtle CayP.O. Box AB-20468, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Alburys TruckingUPS UPS UPS UPS UPS AgAg AgAg Ag ent fent f ent fent f ent f or or or or or AbacoAbaco AbacoAbaco Abaco Direct flights to & from Miami 3 pm deadline to send parcels Tel: 242-367-2333 Fax: 367-3136 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 PerPer PerPer Per fumefume fumefume fume OmegaOmega OmegaOmega Omega WW WW W aa aa a tchestches tchestches tches LladrLladr LladrLladr Lladr oo oo o FigurFigur FigurFigur Figur inesines inesines ines JeJe JeJe Je ww ww w ellrellr ellrellr ellr yy yy y God. Lastly, he admonished the pastors to be men of compassion who see the needs of people, identifies the needs and ministers to those needs. Pastor Mills has been a pastor for twelve years. Each week his church serves the community of Crown Haven with regular weekly services, youth programs and a food distribution program. Despite the roof of the church being blown off in 1999 by Hurricane Floyd, the beautiful edifice stands today as a testimony of restoration and dedication. Refreshments followed the event.Drill Squad Is FormedBy Cindy Armbrister Today when all seems hopeless for our young people, one man dares to make a difference. Mr. Clyde Bain, an ex-police officer, has started a drill squad at his local church. The club caters to boys ages 7 to 13 years. The group meets weekly at Trumpet Assembly of God in Dundas Town. During the meeting, the boys participate in activities such as reciting the Christian pledge, light exercise, and drill routines. So far, the group has performed at church events.Mr. Bain is excited about the possibility for exploring other opportunities. The club, which has been in operation for six months, is open to all boys regardless of church denomination. It promotes fellowship in Christ and the breakdown of denominational barriers in order to develop godly men with sterling characters. Apart from being in the 7-13 age group, the only other requisites are interest and commitment. According to Mr. Bain, after 11 years on the police force, he is very aware of the social impact of wayward youth on society. He stated that his concern came after observing the contrast between young females participating in church and other positive social behaviors and activities and young boys who showed no interest in such things. Like the girls, the boys are talented but there were limited ways for them to express their talents especially in things that interested them.More information about the club may be obtained by contacting the Trumpet Assem bly.Heal our LandBy Cindy Armbrister In June 2001 a group of local pastors met in an effort to develop the vision of unity. Out of the meeting came the Heal Our Land ministry spearheaded by Pastor Stephen Knowles. The committees motto is Where the broken are made whole; helping others to help themselves The group which meets regularly is mainly concerned with uniting pastors to come together as one to heal the land. Its primary focus is healing the decaying fabric of our family structure through counseling and assistance to drug addicts and alcoholics. According to the committee, the main reason why society is failing is that the family is failing. To date the Heal Our Land committee has accomplished a number of its on-going goals to heal families. During the 2001-2002 schoolyear the group offered counseling at the Central Abaco Primary School. The schools library was used as a counseling room. This year the committee hopes to continue this service and has already designed its schedule for days and times when it will be offering the service at the school. It proposes to work closely with the Department of Social Services to operate a breakfast and/or lunch program for underprivileged students. Additionally, the committee has assisted two men to attend the Teen Challenge Drug Rehabilitation Center in Nassau and hopes to assists others who desire to be helped. Plans are in the making for the establishment of two rehabilitation centers on Abaco, one in Marsh Harbour and the other in Coopers Town. It also hopes one day to offer job placement service and to operate a Family Crisis Center.The offices of the Heal Our Land Committee are located in the Strong Tower Community Center in the former Dundas Town Primary School building. It is a non-profit, non-denominational organization. Donations are welcomed. The committee met on August 20th to discuss plans for its FamFest scheduled for later in the fall. A similar festival will be held in Nassau in September and the group is working closely with the Nassau FamFest committee to bring the concept to Abaco and the entire Bahamas. Plans are being made to train the committee members in specialized counseling. The group will be traveling to Florida for 16 training sessions over an extended period. Hopefully, the group plans to be able to bring the facilitators here as an alternative to the group traveling to the USA. Additionally, as the new school year unfolds, the committee hopes to take the message of a drug-free Abaco to every school campus on Abaco where they are welcomed.Zion Baptist Elects New Abaco ModeratorBy Cindy Armbrister Changes must occur! In addition, the democratic process in the Bahamas allows Bahamian citizens the opportunity to effect change through the electoral process. As with the civic arena, so it is with the church. After having the same Moderator for forty years, the leadership of the Zion United Baptist Convention in Abaco decided that it was time for a change. Therefore, on July 19 during a very smooth electoral process presided over by Executive Secretary of the Zion United Baptist Convention, the Abaco District voted in a new administration. The election was held at Unity Baptist Church in Treasure Cay. When the ballots were counted, the results revealed that Rev. More Church News ChurchFrom Page 12 John McIntosh had emerged as the new Moderator by a very, very slim margin. Rev. McIntosh represents the new breed of young Baptists. He pastors the New Hope Baptist Church in Mount Hope. The Abaco Zion United Baptist Community has mixed reactions to the outcome but looks forward to a fresh anointing of the Spirit of God. When the new Moderator conducts his first meeting, his agenda will be to select assistant moderators. Look for exciting changes and challenges in the Baptist community as the new leadership put into effect its vision for the body of Christ here in Abaco.Family Fun Day a Success at Strong TowerBy Cindy Armbrister In an effort to strengthen the family structure in Abaco, Strong Tower Community church held its annual Family/Fun day Please see Church Page 29

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Page 14 The Abaconian September 1st, 2002 At Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2278 Open 11 am until. . 7 days a week Happy hour Daily 5 7:30World Famous Grilled Food & CocktailsWild Wednesday Happy hour 5 11 Capt. Pat McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repairs of: Xantrex, Balmar and others SIMRADRaymarineF.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained TechnicianNow Located atop The Jib Room at Marsh Harbour MarinaTel: (242) 367-2163 Fax:(242)3673388 e-mail: merlin@abacoinet.com erlin sMarine Electronics Don MacKay B oulevard, Marsh HarbourPh: (242) 367-3186 Fax: (242) 367-3469 marcoac@batelnet.bsAppliance CentreAir Conditioning Central & Wall Units Refrigeration Household Appliances Electrical Contracting & Supplies Lighting ShowroomWW WW W e service our sales e service our sales e service our sales e service our sales e service our sales It Pays toAdvertiseBy Theresa Pinder The world was a watery blur through my glasses. Icy water oozed through my jacket and trickled down my neck. Soaked from crown to toe, I was freezing and virtually blind. This was sailing?Perhaps if I had seen this aspect before I agreed to go along with the Abaco Boy Scouts on their annual High Adventure Sea Base trip, I would have remained warm, dry and safe on land. But throwing caution to the winds, I armed myself with a bottle of sun-block, a camera and a hat and boarded the William H. Albury The last boat built traditionally in Man-O-War Cay and now owned by Joe Maggio, it is presently one of seven boats engaged in the Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Sea Base Program.Every year the National Council of Boy Scouts of America runs this program that gives American Scouts the opportunity to learn how to sail a tall ship and a chance to view the various cays of Abaco, to learn a little of its history. Another facet of the program is to teach the Scouts how to be dependable teammates. The sailing process forces the Scouts to rely on each other and themselves; if someone does not function competently as part of the team, he can endanger the rest of the crew. Starting in March, usually taking a break in April, and then continuing in June through to the end of August, a new troop of Scouts is brought in each week. They arrive in Marsh Harbour, are taken directly to the Moorings, tested for swimming ability and then taken to the William H. Albury. The Scouts spend the entire week on board the schooner, cooking, cleaning, eating and sleeping on deck when the weather permits. At 70 feet long and weighing 25 tons, it takes the Scouts about three days to learn to competently sail the schooner. The rest of the week is spent touring the cays and snorkeling, swimming, and of course, sailing to each destination. The last week of the summer program is designated for the Abaco Boy Scouts. This year the expedition was off to a slow start. Scheduled to leave the Moorings on Tuesday, August 13, the trip had to be delayed until Thursday, turning what was originally meant to be a four-day trip into just an overnight voyage. At nine oclock Thursday morning, I met the mixed troop of Scouts, ranging in age from eleven to fourteen, and Group Scout Leader Mr. Huel Moss. While waiting for high tide to cast off, the Scouts were given a tour of the William H and a briefing on the rules of safety. We were taken below, to the main cabin, or fore cabin as it is known, where the majority of dried food is stored, and four tiny sleeping compartments are housed. The main cabin opens into the galley, also known as the kitchen by us landlubbers. The galley opens into the focsle (pronounced folk-sull), the sailors variant of forecastle. It seems that the sailors expeditious way of life also encompasses their speech. Or perhaps words with more than one syllable were too much of a bother to pronounce properly. The First Mate showed the Scouts how to prepare the boat to be cast off. The Scouts removed the awnings and sail covers, folded and stowed them. Water and power source connections to the dock were severed and all dock lines were disconnected. We then motored out of the harbour. At the edge of the harbour, the First Mate and Scouts prepared the William H to sail. The Scouts help was enlisted to raise the main sail, the foresail and the inner jib. From there on, it seemed effortless. The motor was turned off and the ship sailed on under the strength of the wind, the deck pitching gently beneath our feet. It was almost eerie, yet exhilarating, traveling in this way in a time when noise and traffic are common occurrences. The William H moved easily through the water, the only sounds beingScout Program Sails a Tall ShipThe Abaconian writer Theresa Pinder takes the helm on her experience aboard the William H. Albury on one of their High Adventure Sea Base trips, this one with local Scouts. The program introduces hundreds of American Scouts to the world of sailing each spring and summer. Please see Sailing Page 15

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September 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 15 Privilege Customer Prog Privilege Customer Prog Privilege Customer Prog Privilege Customer Prog Privilege Customer Prog ramram ramram ramWITH YOUR CUSTOMER CARDSAVE AN EXTRA20% OFFSTOREWIDE THIS MONTHINCLUDING SALE ITEMSALL SHOES10-75% OFFHarbour Bay Shopping Center Phone: 394-5767 Marathon Mall Phone: 393-6073Marsh Harbour Abaco Phone: 367-5792 Introducing On Marsh Harbour's waterfront Call 367-2074 or VHF Ch. 16We thank our customers for their patronage and we look forward to serving you in November. We will be closed Sept 8 Nov 3 for annual vacations 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 Equipment 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 Major credit cards acceptedA premium lite beerwater gliding past the hull and the sails flapping in the breeze. This was sailing! After an hour and a half under sail, Guana Cay came into sight. Mooring just outside the harbour, the Scout galley crew was called upon to extend their skills toward making lunch. Next stop, the beach at Nippers for a snorkeling expedition. Unfortunately, the current was too strong, and the Scouts had to be satisfied with a swim before returning to the schooner. With the descent of night came the dreaded challenge: using the head. It sounds strange, but if you have the same limited experience as I have with ships, then the thought of using the bathroom aboard ship can be quite daunting. The basic idea might be the same, but operation is slightly different, involving a complex system (or so I thought) of counting the number of pumps and toggling switches. The constricting space and claustrophobia were not exactly helpful either. However, despite all obstacles, I persevered. My mission complete, I scurried out and prayed that I had not clogged it. Next morning, everyone was up and about by 7:30, ready to greet the first task of the day: polishing brass. Polishing the brass on the ship, the portholes, the latches and the ships bell, is a necessary chore, one that helps preserve and maintain their life. The Scouts took to it with zeal. Once the mornings chores were out of the way, the Scouts got a chance to snorkel in the waters surrounding the ship before we were underway again. This time returning to port, we attempted to sail, but wind direction was unsuitable; it would have taken approximately four hours to sail from Guana Cay back into the harbour, so the sails were lashed down, awnings were set up and the motor employed. Even so, it was slow going.In the distance rain clouds hung low on the horizon. A chill wind swept up, a promise of inevitable rain. Sure enough, just outside the harbour, a storm cloud swept in, obscuring the world in the gray haze of an icy deluge.The First Mate, hidden deep within the folds of a jacket, crowed in delight and skipped to stand in the bow of the ship. Now this is sailing!Huddled on deck, I eased my death-grip on the lifeline long enough to replace the cowl over my head and stared at the First Mate in bewilderment. White-capped waves surrounded the rocking ship on all sides, and land was hidden behind a sheet of rain. This was his idea of sailing? I shook my head, wishing that I was below decks with the scouts, warm, dry and safe from madmen.In spite of the seemingly endless time we spent traveling through the storm (it lasted about fifteen minutes), we arrived safely into port without mishap. Our time together was up, and it was time to say goodbye to my shipmates and get back to reality. It was definitely a trip to remember; the Scouts had coped quite well in such a short time, considering that they were not quite sure what they were getting into. They enjoyed themselves immensely, and I would do it again if I could, especially if I could participate as an actual Scout. It is an appealing program, one that gains a large response every year. As a matter of fact, another ship is joining the fleet next year, bringing the number up to a total of eight engaging in this High Adventure program. SailingFrom Page 14 The Abaco Scouts pose for a picture. From l to r: Back: Juan Armbrister, Ramon Nottage, Fredeiro Smith, Samuel Cornish, Oneil Charlton. Front: Latario Moss, Tristan Bootle, Khiry Swain and Trevor Bootle. Local Scouts Get Sailing Experience

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Page 16 The Abaconian September 1st, 2002 100% USABLE SPACE HEAVY-DUTY RED-IRON FRAME FIRE-RESISTANT 20-YEAR MILL-BACKED WARRANTY MULTIPLE PANELS AND COLORS EASY BUILD-IT-YOURSELF CONSTRUCTION MANUFACTURERS SAVINGS MAINTENANCE FREE MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS CUSTOMIZED ACCENTS HEAVY WIND LOADS FAST DELIVERY FROM MANUFACTURING FACILITIES NATIONWIDE QUICK EASY DELIVERYBest Buy on Steel Buildings Best Buy on Steel Buildings Speed Quality ValueA B C561-955-8800A=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. 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 A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery By Jim Richard Twelve students from S. C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town attended The Bahamas Award Scheme Expedition (BASE) this past July. BASE is an annual expedition coordinated by the Governor Generals Youth Award. Participants came from all over the Bahamas and special guests included students from Canada and Bermuda. Everyone is given training in First Aid, Campcraft, Boating Safety, Fire Safety, and Land Navigation. They are placed in small groups for the entire ten day experience. After two days of training the students hiked across New Providence to the Potters Cay Dock where they boarded the mail boat Captain Moxey The mail boat carried the entire group, 176 students and 30 supervisors, to seven islands over the next ten days. On each island the students hiked, explored, cooked their own meals and met local residents. Each group was responsible for navigating using a map and compass, and they had to return to the boat by a certain time each evening. The first stop was South Andros where the students caught crabs, camped on the beach and swam in the harbour. The boat then returned to Nassau to offload supplies, mostly crabs and conch. During this time a scavenger hunt was held in the Bay Street area and students were expected to collect certain items as well as historical facts from plaques. The next morning the boat arrived in South Eleuthera where the students hiked the beach from Rock Sound to Tarpum Bay. The boat then sailed for Cat Island where a strenuous beach hike ended in a climb to One hundred seventy-six high school students participated in the Bahamas Award Scheme Expedition for ten days in July. Twelve of them were from the S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town. Their trip took them to seven islands for hiking, exploring, camping and seeing their country first hand. S.C. Bootle Students Attend BASE 2002One group is shown here hiking on Cat Island. The experience was designed to teach them about boating and fire safety, camping and navigating. The group from Abaco included both boys and girls. They enjoyed meeting new friends and exploring islands they had never visited before. Please see S.C. Bootle Page 34

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Its scientifically formulated to have the right taste, the right amount of carbs and no carbonation.Welchs Grape Juice has been a family favorite for more than six generations. Today, our classic purple grape juice has been joined by a wide variety of wholesome juices to please every taste. Theyre all made with the same attention to quality as the original The choice for great cola taste. Aquafina PEPSI Enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Aquafina. Our state of the art reverse osmosis purification system ensures consistently great tasting Aquafina in every bottle. AA AA A vailable atvailable at vailable atvailable at vailable atFull Range of Reliable Johnson & Advanced Evinrude 2 HP thru 250 HP Motors in Stock at Lower than U.S. Prices Ask about our TWO YEAR WARRANTY Full Range of Johnson & Evinrude Parts in Stock Factory Trained Mechanics & Reliable ServiceDOLPHIN MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4262 THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour 242-367-2703 ISLAND MARINE Parrot Cay 242-366-0282 SEA HORSE MARINE Hope Town 242-366-0023 ROBERTS MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4249 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 It Pays toAdvertise Local Government at WorkCentral Abaco Council 13 Aug 02 This was Central Abacos first Council meeting doing the regular business of the Council under the third term of Local Government. Chief Councillor Mike Malone, who served in the same capacity during the first term, chaired this meeting. To save time it was agreed that minutes will be prepared in sufficient time to allow Councillors to read them prior to the meeting which will dispense with the need to read them during the meeting.Members of the four towns were requested to submit a list of needed street signs.Members were asked to tie a red plastic ribbon on each electric pole with a faulty street light, allowing BEC servicemen to quickly find the problems. Money was authorized, $197, for labour to fabricate two brackets to mount the street lights. The materials were donated. Mr. Malone said the lights were mounted earlier that day and now needed the electrical connections. Mr. Malone asked Councillors to consider hiring two part-time school crossing wardens to man the main road at Abaco Central High School and Central Abaco Primary School at opening and closing times. Both schools are located on Forest Drive, which has heavy fast traffic. It was brought to Councils attention that a groundsman will be needed at Central Abaco Primary School when the landscaping is completed by the contractor. Councillor Cay Mills wanted the restrooms at Crossing Beach opened early each day for taxi drivers and also wanted Council to remove the barricade bench alongside the road. It was pointed out to him that these two items were a Marsh Harbour matter and not Councils. It was agreed that the Central Abaco District Council will meet on the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. allowing any problems or business presented by the various boards that month to be acted on. Central Abaco Town Planning 26 Aug 02 The first session of Town Planning since May opened with an introduction of Administrator Alexander Williams, Town Planning Chairman Bill Swain and Board members. Mr. Williams spoke briefly reminding the members that their responsibilities went beyond reviewing plans and extended into long range planning for the communities they serve. He mentioned they must look 20 or 50 years ahead and consider growth that may affect the future environment as well as plan for projects that affect the social fabric and community well being. Chairman Swain welcomed the new Board members. He objects to interference from Council or Town Committees asking to make recommendations concerning the plans his Board has the authority to approve. The decisions of his Board are absolute and final and not subject to outside recommendations or decisions.Due to the volume of business the Board is required to consider, Mr. Swain advised members they may be asked to hold extra meetings to accommodate community needs.Administrator Williams echoed that the Board is a Statutory Board and not subject to Town Committees and Councils. He mentioned that a deposit is required when applications are submitted and asked that this be reinstated. He reinforced the need to have the plans reviewed by the area engineer and Environmental Health prior to coming to Town Planning for their final decision. He brought out that any plans submitted by a foreign architect must be signed by a local architect and not an architectural technician. Twenty-three plans valued at $3.2 million were before the Board for consideration with most being of a residential nature. Several were passed conditionally but required attention to the fire walls to meet code requirements to fire walls between apartments or on ceilings between different living units. Plans continue to come with poorly defined site locations. When the location cannot be clearly determined or there are questions concerning neighboring buildings on the same or adjacent property, the application will be deferred pending clarification. A Texaco water front fuel station at Marsh Harbour Boat Yards was deferred due to a poorly defined site plan. A small six-building hotel in the Bustic Bight area was approved in principle pending more information on the location. The three and one-half hour meeting adjourned at 10 p.m. as predetermined without all applications being reviewed. An interim meeting will be scheduled so all plans publicly posted and on the agenda can be reviewed this month.

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Page 18 The Abaconian September 1st, 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 Laines Kurls & KutsA Unisex SalonMatrix, Paul Mitchell and Nexus Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Mon. Sat 9 am 5 pm Phone 367-3623 Located in Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza House Burns in Guana CayA fast burning fire destroyed one house in Guana Cay on August 26 and damaged two other adjacent homes. The Guana Cay Fire and Rescue were prompt at responding and were able to contain it to keep damage to the other two houses minimal. After the fire was contained, the Guana firefighters received assistance from George Phillpot, who took a pump from Foots Cay and by firemen from Man-O-War who took additional pumps. The house that burned was an older wooden home which was badly damaged by Hurricane Floyd and had not been repaired. One corner of Michael Roberts house next door was badly burned and on the other side the home of Bob and Norma Sellars was slightly damaged. The Guana Cay Fire and Rescue is a group captained by Laura Sands which responds basically to medical emergencies but is trained in the basics of fighting fires. They think that the fire was started by children playing with matches. We thank Pat Ward for supplying the photograph. Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island The funeral service for Mr. Donald Sawyer, Sr., 42, was held on August 24 at the Revival Time Pentecostal Church of God in Coopers Town. Officiating were Rev. Kenneth Knowles, Pastor David Knowles and Bishop Henry Wright. Burial was in the Coopers Town Public Cemetery. He is survived by his son Donald D.J. Sawyer; adopted son Gino Simmons; adopted daughter Anya Mills; parents Elvin and Celita Sawyer; brothers Eddison, Kirk, Mario and Bernard Sawyer; adopted brothers Walter, Fletcher, Roy and Harrington McIntosh; sisters Sandra Curry, Tina, Yvonne, Shantia and Erica Collins; adopted sisters Arlene McIntosh and Genevieve Russell; adopted grandmother Marie McIntosh; friend Generose Mills; uncles Leonard, Joseph, Elmore and Felix Sayer, Alexander and Lofton Duncombe and Edward Laroda; aunts Corrine, Erma, Iva and Roberta Duncombe, Nelda Laroda, Una, Florence, Sylvanna, Greneda and Sue Sawyer; nieces Alannah, Candice, Lakesha, Kandra, Natalia, Brianna and Kaithlyn; nephews Theodore, Javonne, Leonardo, Aaron, Devano, Bernard Jr., Renard and Justin; brothers-in-law Randy Collins and Edmund Curry; sisters-in-law Lisa, Zelma and Natasha Sawyer; and many other friends and relatives.ObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar yy yy y BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!

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September 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 19 Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is Cherokee Collins Ave., Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2601/2 Fax: (242) 367-2731 Choice Meats Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand Names Nabisco Murrays Duracell Bluebird Wise Quaker Del Monte Gatorade DISTRIBUTORS IN ABACO FOR Open 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru Saturday COMPLETE GROCERY LINE SOLOMONS SOLOMONS ABACO LTD A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD. Shop Safe! Shop SmartShop Solomons! 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 catalogTwo badly smashed pick-up trucks show the severity of a crash which happened four miles north of Leisure Lee on August 18 injuring 11. The men, all of Haitian descent, were returning to Marsh Harbour from a soccer game at the Bahama Star Farm west of Treasure Cay. Several of the injured men were team members. Fortunately, no one was killed in this very bad accident. over as many people were riding in the back of both pickups. Injured persons were taken to the Government Clinic in Marsh Harbour which was overwhelmed. Three of the injured were sent to Dr. Binard at the Blue Ridge Medical Clinic. Six were flown to Nassau on two local aircraft and one air ambulance from Nassau. Cherokee Air took three and Sean Nixon took one persons. The Haitian community raised over $3000 to pay for the air ambulance flight. One man was believed to have been paralyzed below the waist but was later discovered to have a broken hip and remains in the hospital. Two others are still in the hospital, one with a severe injury to the neck and the other with a leg broken in three places. Miraculously, there were no fatalities. Several of the injured were part of the soccer team sponsored by Yahama Outboards in Marsh Harbour. They, along with team supporters, were returning from a victorious match at the farm behind the Treasure Cay airport. Hundreds of family members and friends congregated at the two clinics awaiting information on those injured. Information is that while rounding a curve four miles north of Joes Creek, the second truck passed the first truck, then bumped the first truck due to an approaching car. This sent both pickups off the road with one severing a power pole. BEC technicians knew a pole had been hit somewhere as lights flickered island wide several times as the main generators attempted to deal with the swinging wires touching each other. The team is still functioning but is missing several players. All the injured are expected to make full recoveries. AccidentFrom Page 1Accident Involved Soccer Team

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Page 20 The Abaconian September 1st, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. Florida KeysRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP 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" Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Fridges Freezers Satellites TVs Stereos Phones Home Appliances Car Stereos/Amps Speakers Abaco Distributors Ltd. Ph: (242) 367-2265 (242) 367-3042SALES SERVICES REPAIRS AND ACCESSORIES MONTHL Y SPECIAL S Washer X-Large $529.00 20 Gas Range $399.00SPECIALS GOOD WHILE SUPPLIES LAST By Cindy Armbrister School is opening in a matter of days and soon we will be back in the routine of getting our lives re-adjusted to school related activities and schedules. By now, you should have done most, if not all of your shopping. Most of us are operating on very scanty budgets and so here are some tips to help you stay sane during this potentially stressful time. Stay calm. Understand your budgetary limitations and spend wisely. Although the name brands are stylish and your child is probably right when he says all his/her friends will be wearing them, stay within your limits. Avoid spending a fortune on one pair of shoes when that same amount of money could purchase maybe two to three pairs of a cheaper brand. Alternatively, buy quality! A pair of shoes of quality like Clarks will last for a longer time and if the child takes care of his/her things, can probably survive to be passed down. Buy in bulk. When I was in school, my parents had six of us in school at the same time. My mother would buy a case of books and a gross of pencils. This worked for us and the supplies lasted. Capitalize on sales and buy extra. If particular items are on sale, buy plenty at the sale price. You will thank yourself when the prices go back to normal. Recycle. Uniforms, shoes, bags and other supplies from the previous years, if they still fit and are in good condition can still be used. I used to buy five new skirts/ pants and five new blouses/shirts each new school year until circumstances forced me to cut back. I learned to purchase one or two new uniforms and recycle. You will save a whole bunch. Some of the stuff can even be passed down to younger siblings. Once the novelty of the first day, week, and month passes, no one will notice. Purchase used textbooks where possible especially at the junior and high school age. Identify former students who have textbooks that your child needs and offer to purchase them. This is an incredible way to save money on textbooks. It is done on college campuses every year. Buy lunch supplies at wholesale prices and prepare home lunches for the children. I can hear some of you now. My children wont carry lunch to school from home. I agree with you. As a former teacher, I have seen hungry students sitting in the classroom watching others eat. I am very certain that there was something at home that they could have fixed to bring to school. That is better that going through the day hungry. Psychologists will agree that lack of food affects childrens behavior and academic performance. Ensure that children eat breakfast, if only a piece of bread and a cup of hot tea. A study was conducted some years ago to determine the effects of eating breakfast on students academic performance. It was discovered that those children who ate breakfast performed better academically than those who did not have breakfast. You dont have to fix elaborate meals. Keep it simple: a slice of toast, some soft grits and eggs, a bowl of cereal, a fruit. Limit television and video games. The amount of time children spend watching television and playing computer games is a big area of concern. Research has proven that it affects academic performance. So, limit the time spent watching television and playing games. You will be glad you did. Insist that students study systematically. Just as with maintaining a bank account, if you put nothing in, you will have nothing to take out. So it is with studying. If your students do not study, they do not do well on exams and in-class tests. Saving requires self-discipline and systematic deposits. As you save each week, your balance increases. Therefore, it is the same thing with developing study habits. Many students wait until the night before the exam. Wise students study everyday. The little deposits add up to big savings and little daily study habits produce excellent results. Finally, relax. Before, you know it the children will be grown and off to college or working. It seems like only days ago my children were babies, and now two will be graduating in two years. Amazing! So, hang in there! Be consistent and reap the rewards. 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 and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the library.Words of Wisdom for ParentsViewpoint Great Guana Cay Abaco, Bahamas Phone 1 519 389 4846 Fax 1 519 389 3027 Email rental@oceanfrontier.comOceanfrontier Hideaway announces our NEW BLOCK BUYING program designed to save you up to 37% of our regular rates.Heres how it works .Prepay for 14 nightsreceive 4 nights freesave 22% Prepay for 28 nightsreceive 11 nights freesave 28%When you block buy 14 or 28 nights you have one full year to use your time.Prepay for 42 nightsreceive 22 nights freesave 33% Prepay for 56 nightsreceive 33 nights freesave 37%When you block buy 42 or 56 nights you have two full years to use your time. For details call us toll free at1-888-541-1616 or 1-519-389-4846www.oceanfrontier.com

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September 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 21 5 1600 KW Standby Diesel Generators Your TV, refrigeration, water pump and air conditioning can operate during power outages.Transparent Storm Shuttersof bullet-proof LEXAN Full Storm Protection AND Daylight Dont be in the dark Be prepared and minimize storm damage to your home. Our Lexan shutters protect your home while letting the light in. Stock up on flashlights, batteries, coolers and tarps.A weather-proof lantern makes an inexpensive and effective light at night. Our plywood and tools allow you to make your own custom shutters. Get rope to secure boats & lawn chairs.Storm shutters are one of the most cost effective steps you can take to protect your home. Keep the wind and water outside while you are safe inside. Dont wait until the last minute. Order custom shutters today!MarMar MarMar Mar sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or der ader a der ader a der a t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 PAINT Top quality & Performance CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour frontA nine member AGGRA team led by two professors from Nova University were engaged in a seven day intensive reef study collecting data for future studies. The teams worked ten reef sites from Lynard Cay through the Fowl Cays. The data collected on Abaco will be incorporated with similar data collected throughout the Caribbean. A base of information is needed for future studies to determine what changes are evolving in the reef ecosystems. This local effort is part of the larger Atlantic & Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) being conducted by many scientists throughout the Caribbean and Gulf waters. The study was designed to gather a large amount of data very quickly. Gathered in Man-O-War August 9 at the Pixleys home are Professors Joshua Feinboro & Ken Banks with students Megan Davis, Carolyn Garreau, Luiz Piotto, Dave Morse, Lindsey Fulcher, Kandi Osman, Shawn McQuaid, Stacy Brown and Kaisa Joy Pixley. Sponsors for the Abaco studies were Bahamas Reef Environmental Educational Foundation (BREEF), Nova Southeastern University (National Coral Reef Institute), NSU Farquhar Center for Undergraduate Studies, Friends of the Environment Abaco, Dive Abaco, Tito (Froggie) Baldwin & Chris. Peter and Ann Pixley of Man-O-War Cay and Ken Banks of Lubbers Quarters and Nova University provided both local accommodations and support.Reef Study Is Goal By Anita Rolle Plans are continuing for the 2002 All Abaco Regatta and Homecoming, scheduled for September 19-21, 2002. Stalls are now available and are being sold on a first come, first serve basis. Interested persons may contact the Administrators office for details. Persons wishing to advertise in the program booklet are being asked to submit their ads and payments as soon as possible. Regatta T-Shirt Day has been scheduled for Friday, September 6th. Individuals and business establishments are encouraged to purchase shirts and wear them on that day as we gear up for this the final Bahamian work boat regatta for 2002 as well as the final regatta for co-ordinator Mr. Everette Hart as Senior Island Administrator for Abaco. Events will be held between Treasure Cay and Green Turtle Cay and serves as a great attraction for both tourists and Bahamians. Augmented with shore festivities including native food stalls, bars and music, this regatta promises to keep with its tradition of being one of the largest functions on Abaco for the year. Interested persons may contact committee members or the Administrators Office in Marsh Harbour for advertising in the program booklet and for T-Shirts purchases. CongratulationsSierra Mary CartwrightBorn July 21 toAndrew and Farrah CartwrightAll Abaco Regatta T-Shirt Day Will Be September 6

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Page 22 The Abaconian September 1st, 2002 Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Transportation & Logistics Services Freight Forwarding Ship Agencies Cargo management Consulting Services \000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000)59()59()59()59()59()59()59()59()59()]TJ /GS0 gs /TT2 1 Tf -0.0023 Tc 0.0123 Tw 12.2 0 0 12.2 45.24 90 Tm (For more information:Tel:242-367-2089 242-367-2530 P.O. Box AB 20485, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Visit our office on the front streetOne call does it allARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS Abaco Glass Company Window glass cut and installed Pictures matted and framed Screens made and repaired Commercial store fronts installed and replaced Yale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour beside Western Auto 367-2442 CJs Welding & Machine ShopAluminum, Stainless & Black Iron Welding Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & RepairMarsh Harbour Phones: 367-4011 or 367-4879 Fax: 367-4018 Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & TrailersOn the waterfront at the end of Key Club Rd.Senior Administrator Hart Is HonouredBy Isobel Sherman Island Administrator Everett Hart left Abaco on August 23 to take up a new assignment in Exuma. Mr. Hart has been Senior Island Administrator on Abaco for the past seven years. It was on his watch that Local Government came into being and he was given the title of Senior Island Administrator for Central Abaco. Mr. Hart, an avid fisherman, leaves with mixed feelings. He is happy to be returning to his home island of Exuma but Abaco is a special place for him. The All Abaco Regatta is his special creation as he has headed the Regatta Committee for four years. Many on Abaco will miss this tireless worker. On August 23 a farewell celebration was held at Abaco Beach Resort for all of Abaco including the cays to say farewell. About 75 attended to wish him well.Mr. Hart spoke of his thoughts about his life, local government and life in general. He firmly believes that government is best when it is nearest the people. On Abaco since 1996 he was able to see local government put into place allowing local people such as fishermen and businessmen to be put into place to make decisions for their towns.He mentioned that nothing in life comes easy, he learned this early. He learned early to be responsible for himself and that is what made him a man. He expected to be on The Chamber of Commerce of Abaco held a luncheon honouring Mr. Everette Hart, Sr. Administrator for Central Abaco. Mr. Mike Malone presented him with a special writing set made on Abaco. The set was handmade of native woods. Abaco for three years. However, the first Council form was a motivating factor in his wanting to stay longer. He introduced the new Administrator, his successor, Mr. Alexander Williams, and exhorted him to take good care of the people in this area. He continued that all they want is an opportunity to succeed and for him to give them that chance. He was presented with tickets for a Caribbean cruise. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Williams on the left were special guests at a farewell party for Mr. Everette Hart, right. The party was held at Abaco Beach Resort on August 23. Mr. Williams will be the new Administrator for the Central Abaco District and the Hope Town District.

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September 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 23 Phone: 367-2326 Marsh HarbourEnjoy the Performance!Visit our Locationacross fromStandard HardwareWe apologize for any inconvenience to our customers while we were recently closed for inventory. Abaco HardwareStorm ShuttersHURRICHURRIC HURRICHURRIC HURRIC ANE SUPPLIES ANE SUPPLIES ANE SUPPLIES ANE SUPPLIES ANE SUPPLIES PlywoodToolsLumberNailsBatteriesLamps& OilHardwareCoolersStovesFlash lights Storm PanelsAccordian ShuttersPlywoodLumber & NailsRoofing Paper Roll Plastic Sheeting Tarps Roofing Shingles We Stay Open Until the Wind Gets HighDon MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour Mon. Fri. 7am 5pm Sat. 7am 1pm Phone 242-367-2170 Roll-down shutters by Flshlights, Batteries Lamps & lamp oil RopeChain Saws Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center in The Abaconian office Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! NCR Forms Office Stationary Flyers Certificates Tickets Brochures Photo Scanning Wedding/Funeral Programs Business Cards Envelopes Menus Labels Laminations ...More Open 9am 5pm Mon. Fri.The All Abaco Regatta Committee met August 13 in the Marsh Harbour court room to plan the September regatta. Coordinator Everette Hart said funding continues to be a problem with major sponsors dropping out, dodging the issue or contributing only half their previous amounts. Suggestions for raising funds ranged from a Gospel concert, an annual fair, a radio appeal, steak-outs, a cruise excursion by Nassau supporters and a concerted effort at selling t-shirts on September 6 island-wide. A concert was ruled out as usually costing more than the revenue generated. T-shirt sales and several cook-outs will be used to generate funds as well as contacting potential sponsors. Commodore Hubert Smith is hoping to locate a suitable announcer to broadcast the event over the radio and to those on the shore. At a second meeting a week later on August 22 Coordinator and Administrator Everette Hart introduced Administrator Gary Knowles recently of North Andros and now the new Administrator for North Abaco. Mr. Hart felt that Mr. Knowles extensive knowledge of the successful North Andros Regatta would help perpetuate thePlans Continue for All Abaco RegattaAll Abaco Regatta. An annual July event at Morgans Bluff, Andros holds one of the largest regattas in the Bahamas. Mr. Knowles suggested that the committee consider reorganizing under a corporate structure with a paid executive director. He said the financial return to those who had booths in the Andros Crab Festival and the North Andros Regatta ranged from $8,000 to $9,000. It was conceded that the sailing events are very expensive and ways must be found to reduce the expenses. The group decided to eliminate one day of racing (Thursday) which would reduce the sailing-related expenses considerably. The regatta will begin on Thursday, September 19, with only shore-side entertainment. Racing will begin on Friday, September 20 and will continue on Saturday, September 21.. It is expected that 21 boats may participate, seven each in the A, B and C classes. Participants are restricted by invitation to those boats which have placed first, second and third in several earlier regattas this year. Hope Towns Abaco Rage is invited being a home boat.Through The LandBy Cindy Armbrister Through the Land is a phrase which has become synonymous with affordable travel in Abaco. The service originates in Crown Haven and has been in operation for quite some time. For local boatsmen in Crown Haven, it adds up to big bucks daily as they make two daily runs between here and MacLeans Town, Grand Bahama. The cost is cheap compared to the cost of air travel and regular patrons of this service prefer the long rides to Crown Haven, then on the boat to MacLeans Town, then to Freeport via bus or car and the five-hour boat ride to Fort Lauderdale from Freeport rather than pay high airfares. It makes one tired just trying to describe the route. However, one of the obvious benefits is the free ride for young children. The boat ride to MacLeans Town is very enjoyable and scenic. The feel of the salty sea air can be quite exhilarating, if you are the outdoors type. Surprisingly, the water is very shallow and it takes very skilled boatsmen to avoid running aground in very shallow areas. Is it really worth the trip? I guess it is, if you dont like flying, arent in a hurry and are looking to save a few dollars on the fare. You could always use the extra dollars for Please see Boat Page 30 The Running Tide is shown above during a race in the All Abaco Regatta held last September on Abaco. It shows the crew out on the pry which acts as ballast for these work boats which used to be used for fishing.

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Page 24 The Abaconian September 1st, 2002 Marsh Harbour Boat Yard Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat LiftServices include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Mechanical repairs Well stocked marine store (incorporating Triple J Marine Store)For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.com 3 Villas, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Fully furnished kitchen 1 bedroom queen, 1 bedroom 2 singles Sitting area queen futon Dining area seats 6 All units fully furnished, Central A/C Satellite TV, Radio/CD/Tape player Outside BBQ with your own private balcony Overlooking the harbour PoolTel: (242) 365-5028/5006/5002 Fax: (242) 365-5083e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com www. guanacayvillas.comLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, BahamasSea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday B & D MarineAbacos Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items At the Traffic Light P.O. Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKI 16 x 20 Storage Units and Yard SpaceSECURITYTrucks Cars Boats Etc.Ask for Glen at 367-2414 or 359-6288P.O. Box AB-20504 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas By Sandra Evans As a new school year begins, the Scout Association of Abaco is ready to meet its challenges and responsibilities. Although still very involved with decision making, our beloved Commissioner, Mr. Drexel Skip Major, remains temporarily sidelined by his accidental injuries. After ably and loyally serving as District Commissioners, Father Hugh Chapman, whose ministry has taken him to the Virgin Islands, and Mr. Huel Moss, who is devoting himself to teaching, have resigned their positions. In order to continue serving the Scouting movement and the community at large, the National Executive has named the Rev. Father Kenneth McKenzie of the Parish of St. Martins and St. Annes, and Mrs. Sandra Evans, real estate broker and recently retired Cub Scout leader, as acting District Commissioners. The Scout Association of the Bahamas expects a smooth transition under ths new leadership and a renewed emphasis on financial responsibility, consistency and credibility. At present there are active Cub and Scout groups in Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town, Sandy Point, Crossing Rocks and Fox Town. A new group is being formed in Treasure Cay and the troop in Green Turtle Cay will be reactivated. The goal of Scouting is to provide challenging and fun ways for young people to occupy their time while learning valuable life skills. Community service is a major component of Scouting and plans are underway for Scouts Abaco to be more visible in this regard. Districtwide fund raising will be held this year with funds being raised to send deserving Cubs and Scouts to camp both in the Bahamas and abroad. In addition, Scouts Abaco is committed to the establishment of a national camp in New Providence and locally to the preservation of the Abaco wild horses. There will be standardized procedures and programs throughout Abaco dedicated to the purpose of shaping responsible and competent future adults. There is a growing need for interested persons to become Cub or Scout leaders. If you are creative and hardworking, then please consider giving of yourself to provide guidance and skills to our young people. Scouts is based on allegiance to God and country and is designed to foster independent and responsible citizens. The programs are well defined and easy to follow. Your time is the greatest gift. We plan to make this the best Scouting year yet. In the past groups have gone camping, kayaking, hiking, fishing and boating as well as performing community service and being introduced to Jujitsu. Scouts prove an opportunity for the ambitious young person to elevate themselves and prepares them to meet the future in a mature and honourable way. Registration will be held on September 17. Scouts is an exciting and relevant program and we appreciate your ongoing support.Abaco Scouts ReorganizeBy Anita Rolle The Bahamian Contractors Association is working to improve the quality, integrity and reputation of their industry. In a recent newsletter to members they outlined their drive for a regulated construction industry for the protection of both the consumer and the contractor. An elected contractors council is working with government to write a Contractors Licensing Bill, which will go a long way in supporting their objectives. If the Bill is passed, the association will work to advance the industry through education and training of its members. Earlier this year, Minister of Public Works Bradley Roberts foreshadowed the Contractors Bill and said that it is currently under review by the Ministrys technical staff. It will seek to regulate the construction industry in the country through contractors licenses in several areas, namely building, civil works, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and roofing. The Bill will stipulate the qualifying requirements, including educational and exAds inThe AbaconianBring ResultsContractors Want Regulationamination requirements, for the awarding of a contractors license. The Minister said that the Bill would protect the public and offer recourse through a Contractors Board that would administer the Act. Chairman of the association, Godfrey Lightbourne says that membership in the association will become the standard for excellence and accountability. We want members of the association to enjoy the distinction of being recognized as industry professionals. When the Bill is passed, we will introduce relevant education and skills training to further enhance or expand the expertise of our membership to enable them to become further qualified and win new respect in the community. We hope our progress will reduce the dependence on foreign contractors. The association also intends to introduce a code of ethics, procedures and operating standards to raise the level of professionalism in line with the new Bills Contractors Licensing requirements.

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September 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 25 Store Hours: 9am to 5pm Ph: (242) 365-5006 365-5002 365-5028 (office) 365-5083 (fax) TT TT T el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 F F F F F ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: harbourviewhaven@abacoinet.com www.guanacayvillas .com Rental CottagesAll units centrally air-conditioned Satellite TV, Radio / CD / Tape player Two bedrooms, queen beds, 1 bath, full kitchen, living room Dining area seats 6, Bahama room with queen futon One bedroom, one bath apartment overlooking the harbour Outside BBQ grill Enjoy your own private gazebo and garden Harbour View HavenLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas By Theresa Pinder During July 22-25 a Local Government Conference was held in Nassau. The conference was attended by Local Government representatives and Island Administrators from the entire Bahamas with the theme Preparation and Partnerships for Progress It focused on giving Local Government representatives, the majority of whom were new to office, an overview of how the system of Local Government works. The infrastructure, roles and responsibilities were explored in some detail, and a plan of improvements that could be made in the various communities was laid out and discussed. Another main purpose of the conference was to develop a closer relationship between Local Government and Central Government agencies and Members of Parliament. The conference gave Local Government officials an opportunity to familiarize themselves with some of the changes in personnel and portfolios in Central Government. There was opportunity for the representatives to converse directly with the Central Government officials. Various question and answer sessions brought out many viewpoints and addressed issues pertinent to their individual districts. Central Government outlined the plans that it has for improving and developing the Bahama Islands further. For Abaco this includes the encouragement of eco-tourism, an eventual upgrade of Marsh Harbours airport and conserving and protecting our natural resources such as pine forests and fisheries. Local Government officials will serve their three-year terms with a better idea of what is planned in both the districts and on a national level. By Anita Rolle The government has announced that students eligible for guaranteed loans and renewals have been completely processed, meaning that those and 200 new applicants will now be able to collect their schools funds. The committee completed processing all eligible loan renewals on August 21. The loans are for students who continue their education after high school, both in The Bahamas and abroad. The Ministrys delay of the August 2 deadline upset students who were dependent on these funds to continue their education. Renewal loans for this school year have been capped because of the low percentage of students who actually submitted all the required documents during the 2000 and 2001 allocations. The program has been limited to two hundred new applicants. However, the Ministry of Education received over two thousand new applications. To qualify for loan continuation, studentsAnnual Local Government Conference Is Heldhad to maintain a 2.5 GPA in the previous academic year while carrying a full course load, provide an official receipt of payment of fees and have paid the bank interest on their loans. At the end of the first two-year period of the program, the limit of the loan program was virtually reached as students were allowed to borrow up to $20,000 a year. Because of the amount in arrears, government had to borrow an additional $15 million to continue the program, even in a reduced format. The loan program began in 2000 and was offered again in 2001. Tecuma Sherman was the only student from Abaco who received funding from this program last year. This year three additional students are approved from Abaco. They are Harriet Gomez, Younnique McDonald and Nicole SwainScott. Two of them, Ms. Gomez and Ms. Swain, will be working toward their Masters degrees.Student Loans Are Finally Processed

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Page 26 The Abaconian September 1st, 2002 Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .Floor Tiles from 6" x 6" up to 18" x 18" Wall Tiles in 4" x 4" 6" x 6" 6" x 8" up to 10" x 16" We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optional Abaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display 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 STOREArea Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartiments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties9 hse + 365-4465 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties13 + 365-4234 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.3655137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort8 rm 365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Elbow Cay Prop 43 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 22 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 50 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Island Colours + 366-0290 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Malone Estates 18 hse + 366-0100 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Hotels and House Rental AgentsTurtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 3672719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort8 rms 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 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 3650083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-6339197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 + agents who have multiple cottages and houses MARSH HARBOUR 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780 DONT GET CAUGHT WITHOUT A SPARE! AID carries tires to help keep you on the road! By Alice Bain Cocos nucifera is a common sight in Abaco this exotic term is simply the Latin name for the common coconut palm. The origins of this ubiquitous tropical tree are shrouded in mystery. Although we can safely say that coconut palms are not native to Abaco, it seems that horticulturists cannot agree exactly what region they are native to. Reports from as early as 545 A.D. mention coconuts growing in India, and in 1280 Marco Polo describes it growing in Sumatra. Locations in the Melanesian Islands of the Pacific show charred remains of coconuts going back to 3000 B.C. A naturalist by the name of Purseglove theorized that the tree originated in Northwestern South America, since palms of similar species are native to that area.In any case, the coconut is undoubtedly one of the most useful trees in the world and has been spread throughout the tropical zone both by man and by sea currents. In fact, coconuts have washed ashore as far north as Norway and still sprouted although the trees will not grow above 28 degrees north latitude or below 28 degrees south latitude.All varieties of coconut in the world belong to the same species, although this is divided into a staggering array of different varieties. Dwarf varieties may grow to be only six feet tall while more traditional varieties such as the Jamaican Tall can attain heights of 80 feet or more. There are varieties with green nuts, brown nuts and gold nuts and one type from the Maldives that has a double nut. The traditional tall varieties are unfortunately susceptible to a disease called Lethal Yellowing which has killed off palm groves in areas of Central America, in Florida and in Nassau. The nut itself goes through several stages of development with harvesting concentrated on the later stages of jelly coconut and mature nut. A jelly coconut has an immature gelatinous meat inside it, and about two cups of coconut water which is tasty and often drunk straight from the nut or mixed with gin and condensed milk to make a swigel. Coconut water is sterile, and there are reports of it having been used intravenously in emergencies during World War II as a replacement for glucose solution. Dried nuts produce coconut oil (good for making soap, among other things) and the pressed meat of the adult nut yields coconut milk which is used in many dishes. Mature nut meat is grated and boiled down with sugar to make coconut candy. Other parts of the tree are also useful. The leaves can be woven into hats, mats and bags and the bud or growing point at the top of the tree is edible as a kind of vegetable. Harvesting this bud unfortunately kills the tree. In the East a flower-stalk on a palm will be bound tightly and bruised so that it weeps a juice that can be fermented into wine and further distilled into a liquor. The coconut is a hardy tree that will tolerate a variety of different stresses from variations in pH, poor soil, extreme slope, salinity of water, tropical heat, insects, diseases and, of course, hurricanes. After Hurricane Floyd some of our palm trees died, presumably due to having their growing point buds bruised or destroyed, but other trees, left with only one frond, recovered to return to their full tropical glory in a year or so. The coconut harvest was depressed for a year and a half after the storm. It takes a coconut bloom about ten months to mature, and the trees did not start putting out flowers until they had regrown most of their fronds. Abaconians often prepare for a hurricane by chopping any bunches of unripe nuts from the trees lest they become lethal missiles propelled by high winds during the storm. Coconuts can be planted, but seem to grow just fine by sprouting on their own initiative. Planting a coconut is usually as simple as laying the nut on the ground and keeping the bottom of it damp, though professional groves often use more sophisticated techniques. A knowledgeable native with a sharp machete can open a coconut in a few seconds, impressing any tourist who has just spent an hour or so being thwarted by the tough husk that surrounds the nut. The coconut is an inextricable part of Abaconian cuisine and lifestyle. As the song says, Gin and coconut water/Cannot get it in America!The Versatile Coconut Tree

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September 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 27 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept.367-2000 Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept.VHF Ch 16 Trauma One Ambulance Service367-2911 Dundas Town Fire Dept.367-2935 or 4935 Bah Air Sea Rescue AssocVHF 16 or 366-0282 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock .........................................................$12.00 + $3 Abaco Beach Hotel through Golden Harvest....$10.00 + $3 Dove Plaza to Stop Light ...................................$10.00 + $2 Western Auto ......................................................$ 6.00 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town...........$10.00 + $3 Murphy Town or Pelican Shores........................ $14.00 + $4 Eastern Shores or Spring City ...........................$15.00 + $4 Gov. Clinic ..........................................................$ 6.00 + $3 Snake Cay .......................................................$35.00 + $10 Treasure Cay B ................................................$55.00 + $ 5 Casuarina Point ...............................................$60.00 + $10 Airport Treas. Cay B ......................................$65.00 + $ 5 Bahama Palm Shores .....................................$70.00 + $10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ..............................$80.00 + $10 Crossing Rocks .............................................$100.00 + $10 Sandy Point ................................................... $135.00 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Abaco Beach Hotel through Wally s...................$ 2.00 + $2 Jib Room .............................................................$ 5.00 + $2 Stop Light or Dove Plaza ....................................$ 6.00 + $3 Government Freight Dock ..................................$ 7.00 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance................$ 9.00 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour No children under three years to be charged. Uncaged pets will be charged as passengers Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf Boards $3.00 ea. Between Northern Abaco Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star or Moxy................ $14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors ..................................$10 + $5 Sand Banks ..........................................................$20 + $5 Joes Creek ..........................................................$35 + $5 Black Wood ..........................................................$14 + $5 Fire Road ..............................................................$25 + $5 Coopers To wn......................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour ......................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay .............................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope ......................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town ..............................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven ..........................$65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round T rip................................... $85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour ....................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joe s Creek .........................................$25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ...........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..................................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks...................................................$7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 W aiting Time $12 Per Hour Air Lines Serving 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 Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes...................29......F....367-2366 Port of Call................24......F....367-2287 Abaco Yacht Haven....7..............367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................24......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Guana Beach Resort22......F....365-5133 Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats coming from U.S. can clear Customs at Walkers Cay, Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Medical Services Marsh Harbour Abaco Medical Clinic....................367-4240 Abaco Family Medicine................367-2295 Government Clinic........................367-2510 Coopers Town Gov. Clinic....365-0300 Green Turtle Cay Gov. Clinic365-4028 Hope Town Gov. Clinic............366-0108 Sandy Point Gov. Clinic..........366-4010 Treasure Cay Corbett Clinic...365-8288 Dive ShopsMarsh Harbour Dive Abaco ............................................ 367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive Center..................... 367-4646 Hope Town Daves Dive Shop.................................. 366-0029 Froggies................................................ 366-0024 Treasure Cay Treasure Divers ..................................... 365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures .......................365-8111 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Shop ..............................365-4411 Green Turtle Divers............................... 365-4271Guana Cay Dive Shop ...................365-5178Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop ...................365-6013 Rentals Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4656 Donnies Boat Rentalss....................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Guana Cay Cart Rentals...................365-5016 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals.................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Daves Dive Shop Boat Rentals........366-0029 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cass Carts........................................365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749 Tours & Excursions Marsh Harbour Abaco Outback by kayak................367-5358 Abaco Beach Dive Center.................367-4646 Dive Abaco........................................367-2787 Hope Town Froggies by excursion boat.............366-0431 Treasure Cay Abaco Adventures by kayak............365-8749 Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless notedAlburys Ferry ServiceMarsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute trip 7:15 (M-F) 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm24 5:30 Hope T. to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 34 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip 10:30 am12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:30 Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am11:30 (M-Sat)1:30 pm3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana 30 minute trip :45 am10:151:15 pm3:305:30 Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh Harbour 30 minute trip 8 am11:302:30 pm4:45Fare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $ 8/$12 Children $4/$6 Charters any time Phone 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries leave from Crossing Beach Guana Cay and Scotland Cay ferries leave from Conch Inn Workmans special Mondays thru Fridays from Union Jack DockGreen Turtle FerryGreen Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airport Daily 8 am 9 11 12:15pm 1:303 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay Daily 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult fare $7 (Children $3) Round trip $11 Additional to some destinations Charter any time Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Channel 16Abaco AdventuresTreasure Cay to Guana Cay Wed & Sat 10 am, return 5 pm $25 Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sun 11, 12:30, 4, return 11:45, 3 & 5 Treasure C. to Man-O-War & Hope T Thur 10 am, return3:30 $35Charters available Phone 365-8749 VHF Channel 16Pinders Ferry Service Connects Abaco & Grand Bahama Approximately 1 hour trip Crown Haven to McLean s Town Daily 7:30 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $30 one way For information call Grand Bahama 353-3093 or Abaco 365-2356 Bus service to and from Freeport at McLeans Town AND bus service to and from Marsh Harbour at Crown Haven. Rental automobiles at both terminals. Sandy Point Patrick Roberts .... 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ....... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ..... 366-4175 Links Adderly ....... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ..... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder ....... 366-2163 Jay Sawyer ......... 367-3941 Justin Sands ........ 367-3526 Terrance Davis .... 367-4464 Danny Sawyer ..... 367-3577 Man-O-War David Albury ........ 365-6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ............... 366-2107 Junior Albury ............ 366-3058 Hope Town Maitland Lowe .......... 366-0133 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh Pope McKenzie... ..... 477-5894 Orthnell Russell... ..... 365-0125 Alexander Rolle ....... 365-0120 Edward Rolle ........... 365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer... ..... 365-4070 Jeff Survance ........... 365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ........... 365-4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 C&G Restaurant...............$.............367-3227 Conch Inn Bistro...........$$$.............367-4444 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Jamies Place....................................367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch)........367-2615 Lacaye............................ $.............367-4910 Mackerals......................................................... Mangoes.......................$$$.............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 Yum Yum Cafe..................$.............367-4460 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Murphy Town Lazy Parrot SC Bootle Hwy367-5331 Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Boat House.....................$$.............366-0065 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Club Soleil....................$$$.............366-0003 Harbours Edge..............$$.............366-0087 Hollywood Temptations H T Harbour Lodge.........$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudys Place.................$$$.........366-0062 Man-O-War Pavilion.............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Guana Cay Coco Paradise...................................365-5197 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Mermaid Cafe...............$$$.............365-5137 Orchard Bay Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Island Boil & Sports Bar..$$.............365-8849 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Travellers Rest..................................365-8654 Green 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 September 1st, 2002Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MORECALL/FAX365-8749ORemail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORPBy Alice BainLate summer in Abaco brings mosquitoes and sandflies, and the governments fogging program goes into high gear to control these flying pests. Killing mosquitoes is a worthwhile endeavor but what is the hidden price of the pesticides used to kill them?Mosquitoes, because of their blood-sucking behavior, act as a vector (a distribution point) for many dangerous diseases including Dengue fever, Malaria and the potentially lethal West Nile Virus that has been in the news recently. As far as I am aware none of these diseases exists on Abaco, but with our year-round warmth the mosquito population thrives even during the dry spells and any of these diseases could easily be introduced and become a health threat for all Abaconians. In order to control mosquitoes, both as a nuisance and a possible vector for disease, the government fogs populated areas with Malathion, an organophosphate pesticide. Malathion is one of the less lethal chemicals in its classbut organophosphates are also known by a more common name nerve gas. The Sarin gas released on a Tokyo subway by a Japanese terrorist group in 1995 is also a type of organophosphate, albeit a much more potent one. Once the chemical enters your system in sufficient quantity, it operates via a process known as cholinesterase inhibition. Basically, it prevents signals from your brain reaching your muscles. Your heart and lungs forget how to function, and you die of respiratory or cardiac failure. Malathion is not a very potent organophosphate. To poison yourself to the point of death with the pure substance you would have to drink quarts of the stuff. However, the Malathion available on the market is not a pure substance. It is called technical grade and is only about 96.5 percent pure. Please note that the official statements on Malathion toxicity DO NOT take into account the impurities found in technical grade Malathion. One of these impurities is trimethyl-phosphorodithioate which is 500 times more poisonous than Malathion alone. To make matters worse, this particular impurity is formed in the Malathion under conditions of extreme heat, 100 degrees Fahrenheit and above. Ask yourselfwhere is the government storing the Malathion they use for fogging? I doubt that it is in an insulated, air-conditioned shed. The good news is that organophosphates are broken down or metabolized by the body, so if you are exposed to Malathion it does not stay in your system forever. The bad news is that the impurities in technical-grade Malathion (according to the Division of Toxicology and Physiology, University of California, Riverside) actually diminish the ability of your body to break down the poisonso the more impure the Malathion is or the longer it has been stored in a hot metal shed during the summer monthsthe longer it will take your body to rid itself of the poison once it has been exposed. Not only that, but the trimethyl impurities of Malathion have been shown to weaken your immune system by attacking a type of white blood cell called a cytotoxic lymphocyte. These are the cells in your bloodstream which are responsible for locating and destroying virus-infected cells and cancer cells in your body. In practical terms, this means that long-term exposure to technical grade Malathion can increase your risk of getting cancer or dying of a disease such as viral pneumonia. Symptoms of exposure to Malathion are similar to those caused by other organophosphates. They include dizziness, headache, nausea, muscle weakness, loss of co-ordination, sleepiness, diarrhea, excessive urination, confusion, blurred or double vision and difficulty in breathing. Long-term organophosphate poisoning has been linked to syndromes such as Parkinsonism. In Nebraska a lawsuit was successfully prosecuted against the City of Bridgeport by the father of a boy who has suffered from intermittent seizures ever since he was accidentally fogged withMalathion: a Rock and a Hard Place Please see Malathion Page 32 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 3 bed / 3 bath 15 ft. wide slip$266,000 Phase II 3 bed / 3 bath 12 ft. wide slip$266,000 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg. 3 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip$182,000 Bldg 4 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip$194,000 Bldg 5 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip$194,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Garden/Pool View 2 bed / 1 bath beginning at $113,000 Marina View 1 bed / 1 bathbeginning at $78,000 2 bed / 1 bath beginning at $121,000 VILLAS Beach Villa Subdivision Garden villa 1 bed / 1 bath duplex, excellent rental potential $181,500 Garden villa 2 bed / 2 bath extra features Starting at $151,250 Ocean Villa Subdivision Garden Villas 2 bed / 2 bath Starting at $260,000 APARTMENTS Rock Point four-plex, 2 storey CBS apartment building, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath, living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. Must see.$280,000 TREASURE HOUSES Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool / waterfall 2 bed / 2 bath octagonal house$275,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 2 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other featuresStarting at $412,500 Plus 14% closing CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above. $1,169,000 "Sea Grapes" Directly on the ocean modern CBS fully tiled 3600 sq. ft. home on extra large lot with 215 ft. frontage. Features 3 bed / 3 bath, fully equipped kitchen, large living / dining area (open concept). Two bedrooms / living / dining / kitchen all face ocean side and have direct access to beautiful garden and beach. Garage and utility in main house with additional detached garage / work shop / storage. Grounds fully landscaped with irrigation / sprinkler system. $2,225,000 GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATES "Burns House" canal front 2 storey 2,250 sq. ft octagonal home. Lower 3 bed / 2 bath living / family, utility and screened porch. Upper vaulted ceilings living / kitchen, master bed / en suite bath $652,000 Safe Harbour Canal front with excellent elevation. Octagonal 825 sq. ft. garage / efficiency guest house with plans for main house. Dock with power in place. Must see.$369,000 Laguna brand new canal front, octagonal home, fully furnished, 3 bed/ 2 bath, modern open concept, living/dining/kitchen plus partially covered deck. Perfect island retreat for some lucky family $676,500 Island Times 2500 sq. ft. modern spacious 3 bed / 2 1/2 bath, living/dining/kitchen opening onto covered patio facing waterfront. Double garage/ utility. Extra adjacent lot. Total frontage 108 ft. $830,250 Seaductress/ Harbours Edge Modern CBS 3 bed/ 3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, 80 ft., full serviced dock, 2 car garage including two vehicles. Exceptional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate. MOTIVATED SELLER $1,200,000 BRIGANTINE BAY ESTATES "Sea Cliff" newly completed 2 storey CBS home fully furnished. Living / dining / kitchen downstairs, bed rooms upstairs. Direct greenway access to Treasure Cay beach$431,000 Sableau Soleil Canal front with dock. Island simplicity home, 3 bed / 2 bath, detached garage with half bath. Waterfront view from master bedroom and open concept living / dining / kitchen$430,500 WINDWARD BEACH "Hughes" Exceptional beach lot with high ocean front elevation. Two storey, open lower level. All living upstairs. 3 bed / 2 bath, open concept, living / dining / den / kitchen. Your imagination completes this house.$523,000 Seaclusion Ocean front CBS house, 2 bed / 2 bath plus detached 20 x 30 2-car garage with extra bath. House has wonderful view as well as prevailing tradewinds $800,000 LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE Blue House One-of-a-kind beach front home designed by the Architect / Owner for family and beach living. 5bed / 4 bath large living / dining area with modern kitchen, wrap-around deck. Many many extra features. $2,100,000Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information. We not only sell here, we live here and love it.For further details and pictures visit our web page at treasurecayrealestate.com Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.net Member SOLD VACANT LOTS AVALABLE Windward Beach / Oceanfront beginning at $150,000 Canal Front beginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interiorbeginning at $25,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD

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September 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 29on August 5. According to Pastor Stephen Knowles, the event was very successful despite the rain. In addition to the regular activities, the church held its first annual volleyball tournament. The home team won. However, Pastor Stephen assured the group that he cheered for all the other teams. The floating trophy is up for grabs next year. So, volleyball enthusiasts, please get ready for Family and Fun Day 2003. The Strong Tower Family is creating beauty out of ashes with their efforts to restore the former Dundas Town School Campus into a Community Center. Located on the grounds are the church sanctuary and other church activity rooms. The burned out, building is slowly being transformed into a place of beauty and refuge for the congregation. The grounds offer the space and safety needed for the many young people that the church caters to. In addition, Pastor Stephens passion for mentoring young males has led him to conduct a basketball jamboree each Wednesday night at the basketball court in Murphy Town. Assisted by Pastor Derek Benjamin from the New Vision Ministries, Pastor Knowles plays basketball and leads the boys in lively discussions of interest to the boys. The primary focus of the activities is to foster good sportsmanship and team play. For many of the boys this is the only time they see how men should behave and play together in an atmosphere of Christian morals and leadership. He and Pastor Benjamin enjoy the opportunity to be fathers and big brothers to the young men. Now that school is reopening, this program will continue with greater fervor and excitement. In addition, at the Strong Tower Community Center this fall, they hope to open the community library which will assist with homework and other after-school activities. During September the church plans to go on the road taking the message of hope to people in the communities. These events will occur every second Tuesday. Efforts will be confined to Murphy Town, Dundas Town, and Marsh Harbour at the beginning. Later on, the group will move into other settlements.Prayer WalkersCindy Armbrister Dressed in army style camouflage clothing, a group of intercessors from Trinity Assembly in Nassau invaded the Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town area on August 17. The group, who came to pray for the island of Abaco, took to the ChurchFrom Page 13 More Church Newsstreets, knocking on doors, praying for needs and spreading the message of the gospel. They left Saturday afternoon after having breakfast at a local restaurant and visiting the Greater Faith Ministry Center in Dundas Town. J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMAS Each office independently owned and operated Located one building east of Memorial Plaza. Featuring the finest in residential, commercial, vacation homes and investment properties. Call today to list your property with us or inquire about our many listed properties. LIGHTBOURN REALTYMaking Real Estate Real Easy P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-367-2992 Fax: 242-367-4800 Email: coldbank@abacoinet.com www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Marsh Harbour 2 acres of great elevated vacant property in High Rock near the Crossing Beach. $590,000 Treasure Cay Canal Lots starting at $80,000 Man-O-War Cay 1/1 cottage in picturesque community, features extra sleeping loft, newly renovated interior, close to amenities. $140,500 Palm Ridge Private, quiet home on beach front acreage. Charming 2 bed, 1 bath very spacious patio and endless views, ample room for expansion on this property, short drive to Cherokee Sound. $455,000 Hope Town interior lot 10,000+ sq. ft. $65,000 Cherokee Sound 3/1 home in town, private patio, furnished. Call for more details Marsh Harbour 3/2 home in Cove Estates, landscaped, furnished, ready to move in. $233,000 Leisure Lee Vacant canal front lot available. $45,000 Hope Town Lucayos, 10,000 sq. ft. lot with sea views. Private and quiet area. $99,000 Guana Cay 18,000 sq. ft. elevated lot with deeded dock slip on protected Boat Harbour. Sea views. $90,000 Hope Town Lucayos, 3/2 home on double lot. Almost an acre. $495,000 Casuarina Point 3/1 house on double canal lot, sea walled, landscaped, 2 docks, boat house, motivated seller. Appraised at $350,000. Only $299,000 Marsh Harbour Two, 2/1 apartments for sale, 1/1 efficiency in the rear also, fairly new appliances, furnished, fenced yard. $228,000 Lubbers Quarters two interior lots starting at $44,500 Guana Cay 1/2 acre ocean front parcel, cleared, electricity, deeded bay access. $168,000 Great Abaco Club deep water lots in gated community, great views and great investment. Regattas FOR RENT 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom regatta, tastefully furnished, harbour views. $1800 a monthMarsh Harbour #0167-Nice 3/2 home in town, Nicely landscaped, fully furnished, well-kept. $233,000 Guana #0195-Beachfront lot available. 70 x 250' featuring breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. A beautiful spot for building your dream home. $240,000 Little Harbour # 0221Gorgeous 2 bedroom home with lovely views of the Atlantic Ocean. Extra entertaining room, outside decking, in quiet area.A must see! $499,000 Man-O-War #1369-1/1 charming cottage in the heart of town. Extra sleeping loft, close to conveniences, nice vacation home. $159,000 Yellow Wood #0164 1 acre on hill top with great ocean views $39,500 Abaco Agents Brent Cartwright Mailin Sands msands@abacoinet.com Beth Ruzicka Bill Johnston Chris Farrington 242-365-4695 (Green Turtle Cay office) More Fine Homes and PropertiesHope Town #0168-established restaurant on the harbour, fully equipped kitchen, seperate two story residence in the rear, too many details to list. Call today!September 1, 2002 OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERER ERER ER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIESOn Green Turtle Cay : The beach: Charming furnished cottage on 1/3 acre with ocean view. Firm $236,000 1.46 acres on Atlantic Ocean. 135' on beach. $480,000 Two one-third acre lots on Bight O Bay beach. 90' frontage. $222,000 each Fourteen lots across from Bight O Bay Beach. Water front on Inner White Sound. 1/2 acre and up. Starting at $78,650 One-third acre on Atlantic Ocean beach. 66 frontage. $183,000White Sound: Four inland lots within 5 minute walk of waterfront and public dock. $47,200 each Newly finished, furnished, three bed two bath house near Green Turtle Club. A/C throughout. 1/2 acre. Five minute walk to beach. Very private $670,000Quiet waterfront: Furnished two bed, two bath with views of Black Sound. Use of shared private 100 dock. 1/3 acre. $335,000Green Turtle Estates: 1/2 acre only 125 feet from ocean beach. Firm $183,000 1/4 acre inland lot within five minutes walk from beach. $42,000 G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-242-365-4234 Fax 1-242-365-4636 e-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/oceanblu Bluff Harbour: Two water front lots 140' total frontage. Dock site.Gorgeous views $430,000 Furnished private home. Three bedrooms, three baths plus caretaker cottage. 2000 water front. Secluded. One acre. Boat ramp and dock site. Needs repair.Inner White Sound: Two bedroom suites; 3 bath: Kit/liv/dining fully furnished villa on water. In pristine condition. Good rental income. $275,000 Four unit income producing 2 bed 1 bath apartment complex. Fully furnished. Water views. Dock. Laundry. Two years old $700,000 plus closing Three-fifths acre. Five minutes walk to beach. Owner needs to sell. $42,000 Stunning new home. Interior still under construction. All materials on site to complete. Truck. Golf cart. 2 bed 2 bath. A/C throughout. Views of ocean, Guana Cay and Sea of Abaco. $775,500 Coco Bay: 1/3 acre, 75 x 185, about 3 min walk to beach. $59,000 1/2 acre steep hillside lot $66,000On Munjack Cay: 10 acres. Dock. 320 on Sea of Abaco. Good elevation $300,00 0 One-quarter acre on beach, 125 frontage $183,000Little Ambrigris Cay: 10 acres with good elevation and beach. $515,000Sales, Rentals and Property Management UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT

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Page 30 The Abaconian September 1st, 2002 REGATTAS OF ABACO Ground floor 2 bedroom 2 bath, tile floors, central air, granite countertops, major appliances, covered patio, quality finishes, tennis court, pool and beach. Price $199,900. REGATTAS OF ABACO New, fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with pool, tennis court, fitness centre and beautiful beach. On site rental management available. Ideal holiday apartment in convenient location. Asking $280,000. PELICAN SHORES Large waterfront lot on the harbour 200 ft. x 255 ft., great views, ideal place to build a dock, partially landscaped with coconut palms, ready to be built upon. Call for information. PELICAN SHORES Elevated waterfront lot in very desirable residential area minutes from downtown Marsh Harbour, all utilities available, and 100 ft. on the sea. Asking $110,000. BAHAMA PALM SHORES Two residential lots 150 ft. from the beach, great sea views. Asking price $42,500. BAHAMA PALM SHORES Two residential lots, with all utilities $25,000 each.MARSH HARBOURLeslie A. Pinder Sharon E. PinderTel: 242-367-5046 Fax: 242-367-5045 email: leslie.p@abacoinet.comELBOW CAY & HOPE TOWNKerry SullivanTel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 email: kerry@abacoinet.comEASTERN SHORES Waterfront sea to sea 34,902 sq. ft. There is a 85 ft. beach, good elevation, buildable on both sides. Last one available in area. Price $350,000 gross. THE CROSSING Seaside lot, 22,972 sq. ft. Great views. Call for information. DON MACKAY BOULEVARD Hilltop, 3 bed 2 bath furnished, central air, closed in patio, separate laundry room. $165.000. HIGH ROCK AREA Charming and well-kept 3 bed 2 bath 1,700 sq. ft. home on 124 ft. x 125 ft. enclosed lot. With all the modern conveniences this house features a family room, tiled floors, new kitchen, large master bedroom, heated swimming pool and sundecks, central air, tropical landscaping and standby generator. Call for information. MARSH HARBOUR Triplex comprising (2) 1 bed x 1 bath apartments and (1) 2 bed x 2 bath apartment, furnished, central air, good income. Call for information. FAST FOOD RESTAURANT situated in down town Marsh Harbour. Excellent location, reasonable business hours, great return on investment. Call for further information. GREAT ABACO CLUB 3 bedrooms, master spa bath and family bath. Concrete construction, fully furnished and equipped. Features vaulted ceiling, full-length covered terrace with secure deepwater dockage, finger and lie-along. On-site maintenance, gated and private. Beach Club privileges, good rental record. Call for information. HOPE TOWN POINT Bellfree North End turnkey 1 bed, 1 bath cottage on 2/3 acres. Beautiful views of the Sea of Abaco. Plans for main house to be built on the point. Aluminum sea wall, private deep water dock with 50 amp. service. New 20 ft. Albury Bros. boat, 13 ft. Whaler and golf cart. $1,180,000. HOPE TOWN Oceanview 2,500 sq. ft. 4 bed, 3 bath beachfront home with 3/4 acres of land. Very private and fully landscaped. Fully furnished. $1,425,000. ELBOW CAY Dorros Cove- Summer Winds Cheerful three bed, two bath oceanfront house. Central A/C, pool, water maker, generator, close proximity to Tahiti Beach, two car garage. Fully furnished. $1,290,000. HOPE TOWN Club Soliel Hotel, restaurant, marina on 1.75 acres; 320 feet harbourfront. $2,990,000. ELBOW CAY White Sound Sand Dollar 3/ 3 custom built, sea to sea views, beachfront with pool. Turnkey. $1,450,000. ELBOW CAY Oasis Beautiful estate. 5.34 acres sea to sea, 3,000 sq.ft. home, fully furnished, private dock. $3,300,000. HOPE TOWN Horizons 4/4 beach house, fully furnished, excellent rental history. Beautiful view of the Atlantic. $650,000. HOPE TOWN Coconut Cottage Adorable 1,000 sq. ft., 2 bed 2 bath Colonial cottage with view of the Atlantic Ocean. Across the road from a beautiful beach and close to town. Tastefully decorated, fully furnished, detached garage. $415,000. ELBOW CAY North End Large building site with ocean view near sandy beach. $114,000. LUBBERS QUARTERS Abaco Ocean Club, lot #65. 12,326 sq. ft. beautiful hillside building site. $55,000. TILLOO CAY Ocean front property in the Bight of Tilloo. Excellent elevation with sea to sea views. Rustic Cottage, access to power and dock. $138,000.00 TILLOO CAY Choice Property! 4 water front lots in protected bay south of Far Side. Superb elevation, sea to sea views, deep water with sandy bottom. Access to Tilloo beach. Starting at $125,000. Also interior lots from $75,000. MARSH HARBOUR LISTINGS www.damianos.comLUBBERS QUARTERSLaurie SchreinerTel: 242-366-3143 ELBOW CAY & HOPE TOWN For the Best in Service and For the Best in Service and For the Best in Service and For the Best in Service and For the Best in Service and Local Knowledge Local Knowledge Local Knowledge Local Knowledge Local Knowledge We Offer Buyers Consultation Sessions Buyers Guarantee Service Packages 57 Years of Experience LUBBERS & TILLOOSOLDSOLD SOLDSOLD SOLD Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QFREE Q FREE QFREE Q FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TETE TETE TE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned and Rehubbed Aluminum Brass Stainless Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum SandblastingPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh HarbourBasketball Clinic Helps Youth Mr. Lyndon B. Davis, Manager of Commonwealth Bank, has organized a local basketball clinic in conjunction with the Freeport YMCA. Lessons were conducted throughout the summer at the St. Francis de Sales School basketball court. On August 24 the final clinic for the summer was held in conjunction with Freeport ZNS radio station. Mini games were held with the children divided into teams of 12 years and under and 13 and older. They played short 15-minute games and were awarded prizes. The children shown above are in the 12 and under group and are displaying their best shooting form. The clinics are working to improve their technique. ZNS assisted in awareness with a live broadcast from 2 p.m. through 5 p.m. They also sponsored the prizes and gave participants school supplies. The Freeport YMCA donated basketballs to the program so children were not waiting for a chance to actually use a basketball. Others assisting Mr. Davis were Ishmael Stretch Morley, Jackie Estavez, Jude Hart, Kelson Morley and Keith Green. During the summer the Freeport YMCA shared U.S. coaches they had with the Abaco clinic. Mr. Davis is working to put two mini-leagues together with competitions for boys and girl, ten years old and under and a second for 11 and 12 year old children. He is asking the community for donations to assist with buying uniforms, equipment, bottled water and GatorAid. BoatFrom Page 23 SouthFrom Page 4 taurant, Liquor and Dancing licence was coming up before the Licencing Board shortly. They felt the people of Cherokee should have an opportunity to voice their concerns about this type of establishment in such close proximity to their settlement. Mr. Pinder and the Licencing Board member who was present stated that they would call for the matter to be postponed until the community was officially notified (which had not been done) and given time to state their complaints in writing to the Licencing Board. It was generally felt that much was prom shopping. Another huge benefit is the amount of luggage you can bring from the States. We all know how Bahamians like to shop. Once a pilot remarked that Bahamian women travel with every thing but the kitchen sink. I tend to agree. I admit though that it is quite enjoyable and I recommend it to anyone who hasnt tried it yet. Its quite an adventure.

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September 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 31 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 For all your concrete needs specializing in Mixing and placement of concrete for all phases of constructionFULL LINE OF Benches Storage Sand & Rock Excavating Concrete Stepping Stones Planters Bird Baths Picnic Tables Hope Town, Abaco Tel: (242) 366-0168 Fax (242) 366-0122Abaco R Abaco R Abaco R Abaco R Abaco R ococ ococ oc k Ltd. k Ltd. k Ltd. k Ltd. k Ltd.Our Reputation Is Concrete Well Done Water MakersWW WW W ell Doneell Done ell Doneell Done ell Done carries a complete line of RR RR R everse Osmosis Desalinators. everse Osmosis Desalinators. everse Osmosis Desalinators. everse Osmosis Desalinators. everse Osmosis Desalinators. Sizes start at 100 GPD100 GPD 100 GPD100 GPD 100 GPD to 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD. We can install, service and maintain all of the equipment we sell and drill the neccessary water and drain wells to supply the units. Call us today @ 367-4842 / 367-4841 Call us today @ 367-4842 / 367-4841 Call us today @ 367-4842 / 367-4841 Call us today @ 367-4842 / 367-4841 Call us today @ 367-4842 / 367-4841Well Done Water Well ServicesCall us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842 Call us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842 Call us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842 Call us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842 Call us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842Professionally drilled water and drain wells Serving all of Abaco including: Guana Cay, Elbow Cay, ManOWar Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbour. We case all of our wells down to the water and use Professional well screen at the pump levels. Get your well done today to supply your water maker for your home or business. We also sell, service and install water makers By Alice Bain When I first started to decipher the constellations last summer with the aid of a starfinder dial, the constellation that stumped me the most was Sagittarius, the Archer. The problem with most star-finders is that they distort the view to the south, and Sagittarius is very much a southern constellation. I looked and looked in the southern sky until one day I finally saw a helpful diagram of it in the Miami Herald. Sagittarius looks like a teapot! To find Sagittarius with much less of a hassle, look to the south-southeast at around 9 p.m. The teapot will be plainly visible five stars making up the body of the pot, two on the east for a handle and one on the west for a spout. The teapot is poised to pour hot water on the curling tail of Scorpio just to the west, and as the night progresses with the rotation of the Earth it tilts further and further over. The ancients saw the three westerly stars making up the body of the pot as the bow and named them Kaus Borealis, Kaus Meridionalis and Kaus Australis (the northern, middle and southern bow) and the spout star as the tip of an arrow (or Al Nasl, the point). In Greek mythology, Sagittarius is the good centaur Chiron who was accidentally killed by his friend Hercules. The gods placed him in the sky as a constellation, his arrow perpetually pointed at the star Antares, the red heart of the treacherous Scorpio. The Sumerians saw Sagittarius as a representation of their war-god Nergal. Look at Kaus Meridionalis and Al Nasl. Use the distance between them as a unit length and draw a line between them for direction one unit length along this line towards the west (more or less) lies the central point of our galaxy, the Milky Way. We cannot see the heart of our own galaxy because it is obscured by dark clouds of dust. The center is about 29,000 light years away from us. The galaxy spins like a giant pinwheel and the sun (two-thirds of the way out on one of the spiral arms) orbits around galactic central point every 240 million years or so, at an estimated speed of 8,100 miles per hour! The fact that the positions of the stars do not change greatly from night to night should indicate just how LARGE the galaxy really is. Dont think too much about this before bedtime, as its liable to keep you awake at night!The Stars at Night SagittariusBy Cindy Armbrister Its back to school time! Just yesterday it seems that the summer break had started and parents were wondering how they would cope having children underfoot for twenty-four hours a day. Now the summer break is ending and school starts in just a matter of days. That means parents must purchase new uniforms and school supplies. Shopping around for good deals is a wise idea especially if you are operating on a limited budget. I am sure the flea market and other stores in Florida were the place where many people shopped for back to school items. However, just in case you are in need of additional school supplies a number of local churches will be distributing notebooks, folders, folder papers, pens and other school sup-School Supplies Are Availableplies. Strong Tower Community Church plans to help send students back to school with a bang. A Back-to-School Jam is scheduled for September 6 and 7 on the grounds of the Strong Tower Community Center. The event will include a Talent Extravaganza on September 6 at 7 p.m. Local youth will be encouraged to display talents in the arts. A movie appropriate for teenage viewers will be aired in an outside setting reminiscent of the drive-in theatre style. In the morning of September 7 the church will distribute school supplies. Later that afternoon the events will climax with the volleyball tournament. So, parents and children, you could never have enough schools supplies. Plan to be a part of these exciting events and go back to school with bang.

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Page 32 The Abaconian September 1st, 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. RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS2100 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 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL RENTALSMarsh 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 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 Unknown Location 1 bed furnished apt. with large sun deck overlooking Ssea of Abaco. $650/ monthly including cable and water. Call 3674009 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, Abaco Bustic Bight Resort Bustic Bight Resort Bustic Bight Resort Bustic Bight Resort Bustic Bight ResortFour Guest Units Liquor Store Open till 9 p.m. Phone 367-5995 Ask for Ernestine Cat Island ExperienceTwo New Two-Bedroom Cottages Fully Furnished Overlooking Water 10 min. Drive to Marsh Harbour Call John Stuart at 242-365-0448 www.abacos.com rentals real estate activities information cost-effective-ads Tel: 321-254-4901 Fax: 321-242-1356Dundas 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 Dundas Town 7 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house, cottage house 2 bed 1 bath. Complete 80 wide x 135 long. $375,000. Ph. 367-5408 after 5 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 Key Tract 1.2 acres next to Tropical Self Storage. Call 365-6008 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 Marsh Harbour rental property with 3 houses on S.C. Bootle Highway just off Don MacKay Blvd. Houses have 2 bed / 2 bath, 2 bed / 1 bath and 1 bed / 1 bath. All have central A/C, gas stoves, washers and driers. Two houses are rented, one is owner occupied. Serious enquires only. Ph. 367-4111 Marsh Harbour Duplex 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days Murphy Town 5 hill top lots in Murphy Town area off Bay St. with view of the sea. Ph. 352-3935 or 367-2037 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 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 and extra large decking area to the beach. Builtin 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 S KWatermakers, Inc.AffordableReliable4256 North US 1 Ft. Pierce, Florida 34946 (561) 489-0852 Installation available in Abaco by Professional Service LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town, Abaco 150 to 100,000 Gallons Per Day Prices Starting at $2,450.00 U.S. Cost Check out our Website at www.skwatermakers.comMalathion by a city truck in 1994. Malathion and trimethyl impurities of the chemical have also been found to be moderately toxic to birds and shows high toxicity to some species of fish. The fogging is extremely toxic to honeybees and adversely affects lizards. Using Malathion to control mosquitoes is a deal with the Devil. In theory it can be shown that Malathion is not particularly toxic to humans, and the nuisance and potential danger posed by mosquitoes justifies the fogging. In practice, Abaconians are most probably being exposed to the far more toxic trimethyl impurities of Malathion every time the fogging truck goes by. Abaconians need to be aware of the dangers posed by organophosphates, particularly to children and to the elderly (those whose immune systems are not at full strength). Residents should be made aware of fogging schedules and should keep children from playing outside until the poison has had a chance to break downusually two days or so. Residents should also be given the option NOT to have their property fogged for mosquitoes. The government should look into the possibility of using other less-toxic chemicals (such as pyrethrins) to control the mosquitoes, and the chemicals should be stored in a secure, airconditioned facility to prevent toxic reactions caused by heat. Finally, the workers who handle these or any chemicals should be thoroughly educated about the dangers of the chemicals that they are exposed to. Mosquitoes during the summer season on Abaco are a problem and a potential health threat, but the solution does not lie in indiscriminate fogging with organophosphate Malathion. MalathionFrom Page 28

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September 1st, 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 EXCLUSIVE AFFLIATE OFSothebysINTERNA TIONAL REALTY PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Helping people find their Dream Spot since 1978. Beach Front, Hilltop, Acreage, Residential, Commercial & Investment Property. We also have rental property available.LOCATED ON STRATTON DRIVE IN MARSH HARBOUR P.O. BOX AB 20404 ABACO, BAHAMAS 242-367-2719 FAX 367-2359 Abaco Real Estate Agency LtdElbow 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 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 P.O. Box AB 20955 East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 Fax: 242-367-2365 Residence: 242-367-2040 abacorealtor@abacoinet.comAffordable Property Select Homes Serving All AbacoNEW! Seashell, Great Cistern Cay: Beautiful Bahamian contemporary home. 3 bed/2 1/2 bath, wrap-around porches, 180oSea of Abaco views, park, boat basin, private beach. Craftsman built. Must see to appreciate. $449,000 Parrot House, Great Abaco Club: charming, tropical style home, dock can accommodate larger craft. 4 bed/4bath, covered porches, beach, tennis and health club privileges. Gated community, fully managed. Top income producer. $689,000 Grouper Therapy, Great Abaco Club: Fully furnished and equipped to highest standard. 4 bed/4 bath split plan. Dockage for larger craft and run-about, private and secure. Great family home or invest in rental pool and earn $$. $689,000 Coral Point Villa, Great Cistern Cay: One of the finest homes on Abaco. Custom design, spacious, elegant interior. Completely opens up to arbour, dock, deck and covered terraces. 3 bed/3 full baths, garage and workshop. MORE $648,000 NEW! Bahama Palm Shores: 100 x 100 sq. ft. homesite. Paved road, electricity, phones going in. Build up and catch views and breeze. Steps from the beach. Level and ready to build. $15,000 NEW! Coral Point: 1+ acre superior home sites. Private community. Highest elevations, secluded, unbelievable views. Potential for boat basin. Underground power and phones. $69,000 each NEW! Susans Cove, Guana Cay: One of the most beautiful and well developed holdings on Guana. 1.34 acres plus two homes, 100 dock and 230 of spectacular, protected bay shore. $749,900. 1/2 acre hilltop lots with deeded dock access, stunning views also available. $95,000. 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. $68,000 each Also: Scotland Cay, Eastern Shores, Leisure Lee, Bahama Coral Island, Turtle Rocks, Green Turtle Cay 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 #65Located in THe Pink Building Royal Harbour Village Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance Bahama Palm Shores. Choice home sites in secluded community. Beachfront & interior. From $14,500 to $94,900. Casuarina Point Under Offer! Home site just one block from Eight Mile Beach. Great price! #7043. $15,000. Great Abaco Club Reduced! On culde-sac, one of the last home sites near the Sea of Abaco channel. #6255. $199,000. Great Cistern. Charming beachfront 2/ 2 cottage. Superb views, red sand beach boat mooring. #5259. $299,000. Guana Cay On the beach, grand views, nice elevation! Cute 2/1 cottage. Excellent rental income record. #6588. $375,000. Guana Cay Sold! 2 lovely adjacent home sites, just 1 block to Atlantic Ocean beach. #6596. $40,000 & $45,000. Leisure Lee. Gorgeous acre plus beachfront home site. Nice vegetation, ready to build. #5272. $233,500. Long Beach. Secluded 3/3 home, super Atlantic views. W/ground floor apartment. All offers considered! #4032. $295,000. Marsh Harbour. Rare offering. Near Boat Harbour entrance, single family or duplex lot. Convenient locale. #6351. $120,000. Marsh Harbour 3/2 home on Sea of Abaco. Lovely new interior. Dockage permitted. Immaculate! #6493. $590,000. Scotland Cay Bay front, acre plus home site. 150 deepwater frontage for superb dockage. #6180. $245,000 The Abaco market is HOT, HOT, HOT! List and sell with Bahamas Realty! Kathleen Albury-Cole Sales, Property Appraisals June Russell Sales Telephone: 242-367-3262 Fax: 242-367-3260 E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bs www.bahamasrealty.bs Coco Bay Coco Bay Coco Bay Coco Bay Coco Bay Deep water lot with dock and dredged channel. Landscaped and ready to build. Dock has power already installed. Call for details Little HarbourLittle HarbourLittle HarbourLittle HarbourLittle Harbouracre lot in White Sound with deep water dock. Well protected with electricity connected. Approved plans for house included with sale. $375,000$375,000 $375,000$375,000 $375,000 White Sound White Sound White Sound White Sound White Sound breathtaking hilltop lots with views of the harbour. Water front lots also available. Starting at $7,200$7,200 $7,200$7,200 $7,200 down Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront Acre lot on the Atlantic Ocean. $21,000$21,000 $21,000$21,000 $21,000 down Fantastic StarFantastic Star Fantastic StarFantastic Star Fantastic Star ter Home ter Home ter Home ter Home ter Home Foundation with cister n already complete in quiet residential neighbourhood. Building plans included. $9,500$9,500 $9,500$9,500 $9,500 down BeachfrBeachfr BeachfrBeachfr Beachfr ont ont ont ont ont 4 acres located on Long Bay. Ideal for small resort or luxurious estate. $3,000$3,000 $3,000$3,000 $3,000 per water front foot. Green Turtle Estates Green Turtle Estates Green Turtle Estates Green Turtle Estates 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$850,000 $850,000$850,000 $850,000 make ofmake of make ofmake of make of ferfer ferfer fer. HilltopHilltop HilltopHilltop Hilltop spectacular hilltop lots overlooking Coco Bay. Ocean is minutes away for great snorkeling. Hurry, only two left! $4,500$4,500 $4,500$4,500 $4,500 down Coco BayCoco Bay Coco BayCoco Bay Coco Bay1 acres of elevated land with natural foliage, good investment, located across from the bay. $32,500$32,500 $32,500$32,500 $32,500 down Black Sound Black Sound Black Sound Black Sound Black Sound deep water lots on picturesque Black Sound. Phones, electricity, cable, near settlement. 100 on the water, approx. 1 acre. $300,000$300,000 $300,000$300,000 $300,000 Split Level TSplit Level T Split Level TSplit Level T Split Level T ownhouseownhouse ownhouseownhouse ownhouse 1/1 townhouse at Bluff House Beach Hotel, walkways to beach and resort. A must see. $110,000$110,000 $110,000$110,000 $110,000 VV VV V acation Rental acation Rental acation Rental acation Rental acation Rental 2/2 vacation cottage, located near to the Green Turtle Club. Rent when not in use. Owner will sell 50% of investment. $175,000$175,000 $175,000$175,000 $175,000 WW WW W aterater aterater ater frfr frfr fr ont ont ont ont ont two 1 acre waterfront lots in Blackwood $50,000$50,000 $50,000$50,000 $50,000 each TT TT T rr rr r easureasur easureasur easur e Cay e Cay e Cay e Cay e Cay Residential lot near Ocean Beach Boulevard. $25,000$25,000 $25,000$25,000 $25,000 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 Classified Ads in The Abaconian Bring Results

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Page 34 The Abaconian September 1st, 2002 Proposed Bowling AlleyInterested in a bowling alley in Marsh Harbour? A small group of communityminded people want to know if others are interested in forming a company to own and operate a bowling alley. This will be a community project and will not be owned by any one person. If there is sufficient interest, a public meeting will be held to discuss the project. If interested, contact Ruth Pinder Ph: 367-4111 Fax: 367-3995E-mail: ruthpinder@hotmail.com. Leave your name and contact details. Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Fire House CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service CenterFormerly Television Service Center 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 Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@oii.netWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote, the top of Mt. Alvernia and a visit to the Hermitage. The afternoon was spent on the beach having a cook-out, playing dominoes and relaxing. Sunday morning found the boat arriving in San Salvador where the participants were given a day off from hiking. Many attended church, climbed the lighthouse, explored caves, visited the Columbus monument or relaxed on the beach. The hospitality and warm welcome shown by the people of San Salvador was one thing the students say they will never forget. Long Island was next and here the students saw numerous animals as they hiked. They also were able to see boats being made by hand and were again awed by the generosity of the local people. The final island visited was Exuma. The beauty of this island chain made it stand out. The hike for the day was tougher than expected and many groups actually got lost, but in the end everyone arrived at Georgetown where a dance was held on the public park. There was a cake and a D.J. to celebrate successfully completing BASE with no problems.Overall it was a wonderful opportunity for the ninth and tenth grade students who attended. They returned to North Abaco with a lot of blisters, self-confidence and many new friends. Now in Social Studies classes they will be able to share personal stories when Bahamian islands are mentioned.The students who attended were Krystal Ambrister, Arnelle Augustin, Marco Cooper, Gordon Dean, Stephanio Edgecombe, Delvano McIntosh, Lashanti McIntosh, S.C. BootleFrom Page 16 Michael McIntosh, Bareshia Pinder, Joan Pinder, Delvin Pritchard and Kathrona Russell. They were accompanied by S.C. Bootle Science teachers Simone Baptiste and Jim Richard. We would like to thank the Governor Generals Youth Award and everyone on Abaco who contributed to our attending BASE whether it was a big donation or small. It was definitely a trip we will never forget. RobertsFrom Page 8 speed internet) through many different means. Most were costly, and few gained widespread acceptance. Out of this group emerged Cable Internet, which at present offers the highest speed possibilities of up to 27mbps. The reasons for Cables success is the widespread availability throughout the USA of Cable TV. Cable internet access uses the same wires you use to get television in your home, which is convenient if you have cable. DSL, or Digital Subscriber Line, is the other contender that has emerged recently. At present DSLs 1.5mbps seems somewhat meager in comparison to cables top speed of 27mbps. However, further development continues to suggest that soon it may exceed the abilities of cable. DSL has gained popularity in the past few years, and, just as cable uses existing wires, it uses the same wire as the telephone. However, unlike dial-up, DSL does not tie up your phone line. In fact, you are able to send and receive calls and faxes without interruption of your Internet time. If you were to weigh the differences and options of Cable Bahamas CoralWave and BaTelCos OneLine DSL, there is no practical advantage that one has over the other for the average user. It all comes down to which is most cost effective, easier or more convenient for your specific application. Basically, the security of either system, Cable Bahamas CoralWave or BaTelCos OneLine DSL, is about as good as can be. Both companies give you a dynamic (changing) IP address (the number that identifies your presence on the Internet) which makes it more difficult for your computer to be hacked or viciously attacked by outside users. Static (permanent) IP addresses are available from both companies. These services are more than welcome and for the sake of progress, are quite necessary. As the worlds borders come closer together, and as we search to broaden the scope of goods and services The Bahamas can supply, the Internet and communications are extremely vital to the country. I hope that the whole Bahamas, and Abaco in particular, take advantage of the benefits and opportunities offered by the Internet. The Internet has so many uses not yet explored and many more already in use. There is no reason we could not be more involved in technology-type industries. In fact, because Internet and relevant products require minimal equipment, they are ideal for The Bahamas to invest in. As the world grows smaller and smaller and technologies change, we need to take advantage of the resource of our minds. We may be small as a nation, but we can still produce an industry to compete in a global market.

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September 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 35 ShermanFrom Page 8 God that I tried my best. That is all God wants and if that is all He wants, that is enough to satisfy the mortals down here.Gone AgainWhen this issue comes off the presses, my beloved daughter will be back in college beginning her second year. WOW! It was not any easier leaving her again in a different dorm than it was last year. However, I found comfort in the fact that she is college savvy or smart. By that I mean that she knows how to get around campus, the public bus system, her favorite places to visit like art galleries, library, etc, and other basic things. Many things have happened since she began this journey in September of 2001. She has matured, grown in both mind and height, among other things. I will still miss her just as much as ever. I am happy she can settle in and has a roommate whom she knows and likes. I am happy she found a church and goes every Sunday and is actively involved in the activities of the church. I am happy she realizes that she is there to learn for herself and she is not competing with anyone. I have many hopes, one of which is that the math will come easier this semester. I will look forward to our times together and everyday I will look forward to instant messaging with her on line. To many parents who have a child away instant messaging is a real Godsend. If you dont want to learn a lot about the computer, just learn enough to use that feature. It is cheaper than phone calls and I had such a good time last school year not only communicating with her but with her friends as well. I survived last year and I will survive 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 2000 Yamaha Wave Runner XA1200Y 155 HP engine, 68 hrs, with trailer and canvas cover. $5995 OBO Call 367-3186 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. Bobbys Fine Carpentry is now re-opened for business. Call Juan Bobby at 367-2184 or 3759978 Tupperware Place your order today. Call 5598206 or 365-2233 Bahamas Christian Cleaning Services for all your cleaning needs try us. Call 367-2194 or 375-3744 99 Mitsubishi Lancer, Excellent condition $11,000 OBO Call 477-5970 97 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 long bed, 4.0, V-6, 5 speed with 13,000 original miles. Custom leather interior (one of a kind), custom ground effects, running board, custom paint job, rolla-deck bed cover, CD player, new tires. Call Greg at 366-3125 / 477-5877 $20,500 No Dreamers Please. 98 Honda Odyssey Van 30,000 miles, excellent condtion. $19,000. 367-4616 98 Hyundai Accent 2 door, standard shift. $3500. Call 367-4643 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 89 Mercury Tracer, less than 40,000 miles, 4 door, in great condtion. Fuel economy car. $3500 1997 Packard Bell computer, new modem, Windows 98, lots of software $400, 2000 Windows 98 cable ready, CD-R, lots of software $650 Call 367-3875 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 VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 367-2111 Big CaBig Ca Big CaBig Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 Call Us for All Your Travel NeedsTwin Engine, Turbo Prop, Turbo Jet and Helicopters AvailablePh: 954-938-9508 Fax: 954-938-9509 Cell Ph: 954-647-8278 Dragline 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 @ 367-5215 COMMERCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Fynes Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay Fynes@msn.com EMPLOYMENT WANTED Noni Juice100% NoniGod made it. We sell it. The health results are almost unreal.Phone 366-2111 Tammy96 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 242-367-8155 or 561-630-5880 20 Albury Brothers boat, 23 Man-O-War built Edwins boat. Serious inquiries only. Call for details. 365-6059 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 $22,000 OBO Ph. 367-2289 23 Formula with 225 HP Mercury outboard, asking $19,500. For more info call 365-6037. Also 150 HP Mercury outboard $1200 31 Chris Craft comm. with flybridge, twin Volvo 165 HP. Cruises at 20 mph. $40,000 invested. DUTY PAID Come see make offer. Andy Albury at 365-6037 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 Supply DepotHotel, Restaurant and Commercial SuppliesBlue WarehouseGovernment Subdivision Marsh HarbourPh/Fax 367-2128Call us or stop by this year with her in college. I look forward to the day when I see her receive her degree. It will be the proudest moment of my life.

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