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September 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 10, NUMBER 18, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2002 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #5050 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 7571 N.W. 78th St. Medley, FL 33166-7530 Forward and Address Correction Ninth Triathlon Brings AthletesBahamians Compete Individually and in Relays One of Abaco’s relay teams is shown above with their trophies for coming in second place. They are, left to right, Doug Evans, who swam, Judy Albury, who biked and Vicki Hart, who ran. Three other teams from Abaco competed in the relay. Dale Hill of Marsh Harbour and Rhiannon Thomas of Hope Town competed individually and both did very well. Dale came in first place for Bahamians. This annual event brings visitors to Abaco as a boost to end our summer tourist season.School Opens with Record Enrollments Dynamite Blasts New Channel Abaco schools opened on September 2 with many schools registering record numbers. Shown above is Principal Benjamin Stubbs at Abaco Central High School greeting students and parents at the gate. He makes it a point to have this daily contact with them. An added benefit is that he can send students home who do not have on the proper uniform. Employees of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation on Abaco staged a demonstration on September 5 outside the BEC office on Don MacKay Boulevard to protest the local management of the company. Two top union representatives from Nassau were present from Nassau, Mr. Dennis Williams, president of the Bahamas Electricity Workers Union, and Ms. Patricia Johnson, secretarygeneral of the union, to hear the grievances and to take these concerns to the BEC management in Nassau. Speaking for local union BEC Employees Demonstrate Please see BEC Page 6 A new channel is being dug leading to the new freight dock facility in Marsh Harbour. It is a direct route to the new dock, eliminating the sharp turns of the existing channel which was dug in the mid 1960s. The new channel cuts through a very hard bar which had to be blasted several times. Shown above is a blast on September 7 done by Abaco Tug and Transport. The construction of the dock and dredging of the channel is being done by the American Bridge Company of Florida. By Isobel Sherman Over 100 triathletes participated in the ninth annual triathlon on August 31, sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism and coordinated by Exclusive Sports Marketing of Boca Raton, Florida. The triathlon consisted of a half-mile swim, a 15-mile bike ride and three-mile run, all starting and ending at Abaco Beach Resort. This year 59 men participated of which one, Dale Hill of Marsh Harbour was from Abaco, and three others from the Bahamas. Twenty-nine women competed which included two from Abaco, Rhiannon Thomas of Hope Town and Kathleen Van Nimegen of Marsh Harbour. There were eight teams including four teams from Abaco. This meant that 24 athletes competed in the team efforts with a total of 112 altogether. The Triathlon brings visitors to Abaco giving a small boost on the final summer weekend. The race was preceded by two days of activities. On August 29 there was a welcome party at Snappas and on August 30 there was registration by the pool at Abaco Beach Resort. The triathletes assembled on the beach at Abaco Beach Resort on Saturday morning at Please see Triathlon Page 2

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Page 2 The Abaconian September 15th, 2002 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL New Schedule as of March 10th, 2002In Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 “B” East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday • Depart Marsh Harbour Monday • Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday • Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday • Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday • Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday • Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday • Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday • Arrive Marsh Harbour China, Crystal, Jewelery Watches & Resort WearFor every budgetIn Marsh Harbour beside the Boat Harbour entrance Monday Saturday • 9 am 5:30 pm • call 367-3191Leno Leno Leno Leno Leno x x x x x China China China China China PerPerPerPerPerfume fume fume fume fume Omega Omega Omega Omega Omega W W W W W a a a a a tches tches tches tches tches Lladr Lladr Lladr Lladr Lladr o o o o o FiguFiguFiguFiguFigur r r r r ines ines ines ines ines Je Je Je Je Je w w w w w ellr ellr ellr ellr ellr y y y y y bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfront Bar 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 16ICE ICE ICE ICE ICE RENT RENT RENT RENT RENT AL AL AL AL AL BIKES BIKES BIKES BIKES BIKES7:30 where there was a brief opening ceremony. Don Cornish, Manager of the Abaco Office of Tourism, welcomed them and their families to Abaco. Then it was time for all swimmers in the water for the half-mile swim, followed by the bike race and finally the run. Very hot conditions prevailed. There were plenty of volunteers along the bike and run routes to give out water to the triathletes as they passed by. The defending champion in 2001 and 2000, Dave Otto Bell from Freeport, was not successful in his bid for a third win. Dave was third out of the water in the swim, third at the end of the bike race and came fifth overall at the end of the run. Abaconian Dale Hill was second in the Bahamas category and placed ninth overall. However, he placed first in prize money for Bahamas residents because he competed in a different category from Dave Otto Bell. The money paid to Bahamians was $250 for first prize, $175 for second place, $150 for third place, $100 for fourth place and $75 for fifth. For the Elite Triathletes, both male and female, the prize purse was $3500 which was divided first prize $500, 2nd prize $250, 3rd prize$250, 4th prize $150 and 5th prize $100. In addition, there were eight relay teams competing, four of which were from Abaco. The only women’s team was the Twisted Sisters who were Diane Claridge, Brenda Mitchell and Rhonda Claridge. The Skylarkers, the coed team from Hope Town came in first place and included Timmy Albury, Chris Thompson and Peggy Thompson. Holding second place was the Rental Wheels team which included Doug Evans, Vicki Hart and Judy Albury. In third place was the Bistro team which included Brent Cartwright, Maria Santillio and Layna Carwright. The awards ceremony was held at Crossing Beach on August 31 and was sponsored by Kalik beer and Beringer wine. The Impact band performed and the crowd was entertained by Junkanoo and dancing. Appetizers were provided by Mangoes, Sapodillys, Anglers, and the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. The next day the triathletes and their families made the traditional trip to Nippers on Guana Cay for the pig roast. Once again the event will be shown on Sunshine Network Cable Television, giving Abaco added promotional coverage. TriathlonFrom Page 1 Triathlon Brings Out Abaco Athletes The Triathlon is a test of stamina with contestants first doing a half-mile swim followed by a 15-mile bike ride and concluding with a three-mile run. This photo shows one the competitors just finishing his bike ride at Abaco Beach Hotel. Dale Hill made a good record for himself again this year. He has competed in all nine of the Triathlon’s held on Abaco. This year he came in first among the Bahamians. One other Bahamian, Dave Otto Bell of Freeport, had a faster time but was competing in a different category.

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September 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 3 Anco Lands Tel:(242) 324-1476 Fax:(242) 324-2902Email: info@ancolands.com Website: www .ancolands.com Schooner Bay Schooner Bay Schooner Bay Schooner Bay Schooner Bay Great Abaco’s Fabulous South Eastern CoastlineLand for Sale $1,400,000 Net•400,000 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 All Abaco RegattaSchedule of Events September 18-21, 2002September 187:30 p.m.Church service at Unity Baptist Church, Treasure CaySeptember 1910 a.m.S talls open at Regatta Village DJ music at site Food, Drinks, Games and Crafts 7 p.m.Skippers’ party (venue to be anounced)September 2010 a.m.Regatta Village Opens DJ at site 10 a.m.Class C Race 12:30 p.m.Class B Race 2:30 p.m. Class A Race 3 p.m. Domino Tournament 10 p.m. Special Guest Band PerformanceSeptember 218:30 a.m.Bahamas Shoot Out Golf Tournament at Treasure Cay 10 a.m.Regatta Village Opens DJ at site 10 a.m.Class C Race 12:30 p.m.Class B Race 2:30 p.m. Class C Race 4 p.m. Domino Tournament Finals 7:30 p.m. Closing ceremony 11 p.m. Special Guest Band PerformanceThe All Abaco Regatta committee is completing its plans for the 2002 event to be held on September 18-21. Once again this work boat sailing event will be held in the sound between Green Turtle Cay and the Treasure Cay ferry dock. The Regatta Village at the dock site will be venue for all the shore activities. Last year’s championship format will be followed again this year. Only those boats which have come in first, second or third in regattas earlier this year are eligible to compete. There is a possibility of 21 to 23 boats competing in this final regatta of the year. To stretch finances there will be only two days of racing, September 20 and 21, but the partying will begin on September 19. Bahamian visitors are expected to come from all over the country for the festivities. A golf tournament at Treasure Cay, a domino tournament and two bands will give shore entertainment. The 14 vendor food stalls will be augmented with three bars and several game tents. ZNS Radio is expected to broadcast the event live throughout the Bahamas. Work Boats to Race Again BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP! IT’S THE LAW!

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Page 4 The Abaconian September 15th, 2002 Port AuthorityCharles Albury Chairman Donald Pinder Falcon Edgecombe Sidney Coakley Ricky Sawyer Theodore CarrollTown Planning BoardNicholas Roberts Chairman Israel Williams Vashti Albury Ross Roberts David Lightbourne Barbara Bain Kenneth Albury Hotel Licensing BoardArthur Lightbourne Chairman Kathyann Sawyer Veronica Saunders Emil Saunders Joseph Bodie Peter Russell Ann ParottiLicensing AuthorityJulie Greene Chairman Winifred Albury Regina Kennedy James Williams Vernita Walker Ernestine Lightbourne South Abaco District Boards Road Traffic BoardBruce Lightbourne Frank Hepburn Road Traffic Board combines North, Central and South Abaco Districts www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com At Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2278snappas@msn.com Open 11 am until. . 7 days a week Happy Hour Daily 5 7:30World Famous Grilled Food & CocktailsWild Wednesday Happy Hour 5 11 Major Credit Cards accepted South Abaco News The Sount Abaco District Council, composed of members from Sandy Point, Crossing Rocks, Bahama Palm Shores, Casuarina Point and Cherokee Sound, has named their statuory boards. These will remain in this capacity until June 2003 when the Council will reconsider their membership. The Road Traffic Authority is composed of members from all three districts on mainland Abaco. Sea Spray Resort Hopetown, 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 The Pilot Club of South Abaco presented Mrs. Deloris Pinder with a washing machine. Pictured above are Assistant Administrator Benjamin Pinder, Mrs. Valeria Lightbourne, treasurer of the club, Carmita Roker, chaplain, Mrs. Pinder, Father Hepburn, Ms. Dolly Russell, Mrs. Claudia Pinder, President and Mrs. Marguerite Bullard. The presentation was part of the service program which the Pilot Club organizes. Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island Open Daily 365 Days a Year Breakfast 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. South Abaco Members

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Page 6 The Abaconian September 15th, 2002 ISLAND BAR & LOOKOUTMarsh Harbour, Abaco Tuesdays thru Saturdays $1.00 OFF Mixed Drinks & House Wine 5pm 9pm2 for 1 Happy Hour NOW! 5:30pm 9:30pm every Friday Live Music WEEKENDS by Stone McEwan 2 FOR $4.00 Sponsored byBristol CellarsBahamian Special $8.00Small Frying Fish, Peas & Rice, PlantainBLT & Fries $7.00 Cracked Conch or Fried Fish $7.00with Fries or Mac & CheeseSingle Club & Fries $8.00 Soup & Salad $10.00 Soup & Half Sandwich $10.00 Stuffed Avocado with Crab & LobsterCOMING SOON Guava Duff Some Evening Specials Small Frying Fish, Pasta Dishes, Garlic Bread $12.00 Other Specials as well as Our Regular Menu are Available Daily “Off Season” Specials Closed Sundays & Mondays Tel: 367-3498 or VHF 16members was Mr. Leslie Thompson, Area President for Abaco. The complaints were mainly about the managing style of Mr. Benjamin Beneby, general manager of the Abaco operation. They felt that staff was not provided with adequate equipment to do its job properly. They did not feel that he communicated enough with them, having had only one open meeting with the employees in his three years on Abaco. They felt the safety of employees was being compromised by the lack of proper and adequate equipment. Those demonstrating were irritated that new vehicles are being purchased for management but a second bucket truck cannot be acquired for overhead line maintenance. They gave an example of a Nassau BEC employee who went to Scotland Cay but returned on the ferry immediately on learning that BEC did not have a vehicle there. In Hope Town and other offshore islands they rent or beg the use of a golf cart to service their system. The disgruntled workers made it clear that they were not striking nor were they staging a slowdown, but merely protesting the situation. The union officials will return to Nassau and begin talks to see how the problem can BEC employees staged a demonstration on September 5 to protest the management of the Abaco office. They cited lack of proper equipment, not enough communication between management and workers and safety compromises as their main concerns. Show above in center of photo are Mr. Dennis Johnson, President of the Bahamas Electricity Workers Union, and Ms. Patricia Johnson, secretary of the union. They were present to hear the complaints and will carry them to management in Nassau. On the right is Leslie “Pepper” Thompson, President of the Abaco branch of the union. BECFrom Page 1 be resolved. There will be no action taken by the employees while waiting to see how the general manger in Nassau will respond. A strike or other stronger action could develop if the situation does not improve. About 30 of the 60 70 workers demonstrated for a brief period, then went back to their jobs. BEC Demonstration Brings Union Leaders CHEROKEE AIR Charter Service Flights to all points in the Bahamas and FloridaP.O. Box AB-20485 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas 242-367-2089 242-367-2613 242-367-2530Call us for rates

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September 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 7 With convenient location close to the Public Dock NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 9 am 3 pm Located on Stratton Drive Marsh Harbour, AbacoPhone (242) 367-7283 • Fax: (242) 367-5767 Abaco Real Estate Rules to Enter Drawing: 1.$50.00 minimum purchase required. 2.Prizes must be claimed within seven (7) days or tickets will be redrawn. 3.Tickets will be drawn on September 30th, 2002. WIN A WASHING MACHINE! Established 1929 OFFICIAL ROLEX RETAILER BAHAMASA Tradition of Shopping ExcellenceDrayton Pilcher Manager T T T T 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 On a recent trip to Abaco Assistant Deputy Director of Immigration Mr. John T. Rolle, who holds responsibilities for Northern Bahamas including Abaco, announced that close to 2,000 work permits have been issued to Haitian immigrants on Abaco. Approximately 90 percent of them are for farm labourers and domestic workers. There are no definitive figures available on illegal immigrants as the three main communities of Sand Banks, the Mud and Pigeon Peas have unknown numbers of Haitian immigrants residing in these areas. Mr. Rolle stated the purpose of his trip was to have dialogue with immigration officers on Abaco and the Abaco community in an effort to get feedback on some of the challenges that they are faced with. He wanted to observe for himself the extent of the problem of immigration on Abaco. Immigration is not only a problem of Haitian nationals; however, Haitians constitute the majority of Immigration’s problems. One major problem facing officials is that there are migrants who enter the country legally and end up performing duties that are not consistent with stipulations agreed upon when they first entered the country. Work permits are issued to employers who must apply for permits for the immigrants. Issuance is made to requests made by employers on the premise that they cannot find sufficient Bahamian labourers to satisfy demands. These permits are issued specifically to an employer for an individual to perform a certain task. Employees cannot work for anyone else but the employer of record. Otherwise, Illegal Immigrant Problems Are Escalating they will be in violation of their permit. Labour certificates must accompany all applications. This implies that the applicant has first gone through the process of seeking available Bahamian labourers. It must be noted that there are many Bahamians who do not sufficiently utilise the Labour Department which is there for unemployed Bahamians to register their availability. Once the department finds a vacancy for a Bahamian that matches an application, they then refer that Bahamian to the employer. If there are no Bahamians on file as available for certain tasks, then resources must but found elsewhere, hence the employment of immigrants. Mr. Rolle stated that before work permits are issued, a current police record from their country of origin must be obtained. In a case where one is not available, a police record is issued by the Police Department of The Bahamas after a thorough inquiry. The processing of work permits can take up to 30 days if full documentation is submitted. The Immigration Board, which consists of the Cabinet of the Bahamas assisted by the Minister of Immigration and his Permanent Secretary, the Deputy Director of Immigration and the Labour Department, makes the decisions. The Department of Immigration holds the responsibility of following up on expired work permits. However, in many cases following up is not carried out due to a lack of resources. Unfortunately, there is no tracking system in place for persons entering the country. Once persons enter the country, they can move from one place to another, being unable to be located. The complete application for work permits includes the Department of Immigration application form called a First Schedule Form I, a letter from the employer outlining his request or need for the laborer, police certificate, medical certificate, specific qualifications where necessary and, depending on which type of job the application is required for, additional documentation may be required. Mr. Rolle stated, “If we are to solve the illegal immigration problem, it has to be a national effort.”

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Page 8 The Abaconian September 15th, 2002 The Editor Says . Our Gratutide to Second Homeowners By Isobel ShermanChosen by ComputerI approached the check in counter at Continental Airways at the West Palm Beach Airport in a mixed state of mind. I had just left my daughter at college and was heading home to Abaco for another full school year. The agent said to me, “You have been chosen by the computer to have your baggage checked by hand.” So my checked luggage was opened by twp persons who went through it throughly. Dumb me. I thought that was the end of it. I went through the ID check point and the metal detector. My carry-ons were x-rayed and checked for explosives and off I went to wait for the flight. I sat reading a book, one of my pleasures. When the agent came, I checked in again. When the flight was called, I saw two persons approach the gate area. The woman said all of my carry-The 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: Cindy Armbrister, Theresa Pinder, Anita Rolle, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Alice Bain, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abaco’s 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 Moore’s 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 . This Indif This Indif This Indif This Indif This Indif fer fer fer fer fer ence ence ence ence ence David RalphBy S. Timothy Roberts “Tell me how long shall we drink from the chalice of indifference?” Michael W. Smith It is lamentable as I watch the news on television, as do many others, that I am not as shocked at what I see as I feel I ought to be. I understand the awfulness of what is shown, I feel convicted of how evil the deeds are. Yet the emotion, the feeling of horror, that I should be experiencing is just not there. What I am referring to is not a single news story, but several stories that have come to be more and more prominent across all the news stations both in the United States of America and The Bahamas. In America the focus of so many news stations has been on the abductions, rapes and murders of a number of young children, many of which are little girls. The latest on American news channels is about Ward Weaver, a man who murdered two 14-year-old girls and possibly raped them, then buried them in his backyard under concrete. Then we have right here on Abaco, within the space of about a week, one rape and one murder among other violent crimes. These are things we never expect to hear about in Abaco. Yet the reality is terribly and unmistakably real. Life seems just a bit more fragile here in our quiet communities across Abaco. The fragile line of peaceful innocence is shattered, and we fear that changes are coming that we wish were not necessary. But there is something else that is troubling about all this, beyond the gruesome and horrific details of these deeds and of the minds of them committing such acts. It is what is happening or actually not happening on the other side of the television sets by those watching. I speak of this not because I feel that I am alright or immune from this condition, but because I know it exists in me and also in so many others. I feel as I watch the news on television no actual alarm or revulsion at what has happened. I acknowledge in my mind that what has happened is disgustingly shocking, but the feelings that should be associated with that knowledge are just not there. Intellectually I feel my reaction is right, but emotionally I am not sickened the way I should be. This feeling of indifference, this non-emotional state, when viewing shocking and appalling news is, I believe, becoming more prevalent in societies across the world including right here in The Bahamas and on Abaco. I don’t want to give the wrong idea here. I am not blaming television itself. However, years of watching violence, real or acted out, has desensitized us beyond feeling. These stories have lost their shock value. And really, until some of these things happen in our communities or more directly in our family or home, we disassociate ourselves from it. This neutrality of emotion filters down to our children who remain ignorant to a certain degree to why we have so little emotion about these things. They also are now bombarded with various cartoons that are rather violent in content and shallow in morality. I am not saying kidnappers, rapists and murders are created by this attitude of indifference. However, it can produce an unfeeling, unconscionable person and a person more apt to commit these crimes when pushed the wrong way by other means. As I now write these words, I am not sure what can honestly be done about this attitude which seems to grow in us all. The only thing, the only one, who can save us from this indifference is the only one who can really cure any and all our ills, whether social, emotional or spiritual. I believe that in this world that is becoming more and more decadent every day the only solution is to seek our solace in God, and to pray for the state of this world today. All About Town ons had to be empted and searched which she proceeded to do. She asked if she could pat me down. I wondered what would happen if I had said no. But I said yes. I had the metal scanned over my person. I was patted down like I was carrying a weapon. The final thing was I had to take off my shoes which were tennis shoes. They even took the inner soles out of the shoes and even checked my socks. All this while the rest of the passengers were on the plane waiting. When I got to the plane, the first officer said, “Isn’t it something when the computer picks you?” I replied I would have rather been picked for a prize of money by a computer. I realize that all of these precautions are necessary as a result of 9/11 and I really was not that annoyed. The word to use would be inconvenienced. Abaco developed very slowly for its first 150 years. The economy had wild swings from prosperity to poverty according to factors beyond its control. Assisting the South during the Civil War, rum running during Prohibition and sponging were a few of the revenue earners. Abaco began its climb out of the sleepy stage in the 1950s with the advent of the Crockett Farm, the San Christobal making a freight run regularly to West Palm Beach and the opening of the airport in the late 1950s. The Owens Illinois logging operation came in 1959 and brought a supermarket, at least a supermarket by standards at that time. They opened the island with their road network. By the early 1960s you could drive from Crossing Rocks to Cooper’s Town. Prior to these roads the towns were an arduous boat trip apart. Two small hotels started just before this expansion period. Colyn Rees bought a residence in the center of New Plymouth town and opened the New Plymouth Inn in the mid 1950s. In Hope Town the residence of Brigadier Thomas Robbins was bought a few years later by Marcel Maury and converted into a small hotel. Traffic was sparse then with twice weekly seaplane flights from Nassau. Man-O-War was an early contender for the second homeowner invasion with a few hardy boating folks buying property and settling there in the early 1950s. Once the airport opened in Marsh Harbour in 1959, regular flights began from West Palm Beach by Mackey Airlines. Lost luggage was not a problem then as you got out at each stop and watched the baggage compartment to make sure your luggage either stayed on or got off as appropriate. Marcel and Ritchie Albury of Man-O-War saw the need for a ferry to connect with aircraft schedules and Albury’s Ferry Service was born. To give some perspective to their operation, their last two ferries will each carry 100 passengers and cost nearly half a million dollars apiece. During the 1960s and 1970s the second homeowners discovered Abaco and our economy has not looked back. It is the second homeowner that has fueled our economic boom. It was not difficult for the Abaco boat builders to convert to house construction. House carpentry is generally less demanding than boat construction. With the homeowners came their demands for expanded grocery stores, maids, gardeners, boats and people to keep everything running. The Seagull outboard gave way to forty horsepower motors (and larger). The ManO-War boatyards found they could make more money fixing other people’s boats than building boats. They have not had an idle day since. The foreign homeowners introduced another innovation rental guests. This created another demand by the homeowners for gardeners, maids and caretakers to look after their properties in their absence and to take care of their guests. The guests, in turn, wanted boats, restaurants, fishing guides, golf carts and other services. These rental houses changed much of our slow periods into active periods. Summers were definitely off-season in the early 19 70s when winter residents went back north for the summer. It was during this time that Florida people discovered Abaco and began coming for their summer fun. Our summer season is now the envy of many other Bahamian islands which have only a winter season. The marketing for these homes was handled by hundreds of homeowners and small managers each giving their own positive view of Abaco. The diverse capital base and multitude of small tourism properties make failure rare. Certainly the closure of the Treasure Cay hotel years ago impacted severely on Cooper’s Town. However, the second home and condominium rentals sustained Treasure Cay. The closure of the hotel there did not materially affect Abaco as a whole. Abaco is not dependent on any one large resort or industrial entity. Like the Dow Jones stock index averaging hundreds of companies to gauge the stock market, our economy is based on hundreds of homeowners, and to a lesser degree our few small and medium size hotels. No single property controls our capital, labour or future. We are very dependent on tourism but it is a very solid, dependable and diverse foundation. Hundreds of small businesses service the industry. For example, Hope Town and Green Turtle Cay have similar native populations of approximately 400, yet they each have nine restaurants. These businesses may be small but they all provide employment and keep the five banks in Marsh Harbour happy. In a similar manner our surging economy is haven to the immigrant Haitian who is willing to weed yards, collect garbage and begin at the bottom to better himself. Inquire about any well landscaped property and see if there is not a significant Haitian component in the maintenance. Abaco has not attracted the second homeowner’s money because they felt sorry for us. On the contrary, the Abaco people were warm and hard working. Abaco Sound has played an important role in attracting these people. It lets them use a boat in protected water much as they would use a car back home. The economy of Abaco is affected by world events and the world economy in general. The disaster of 9/11 slowed many businesses temporarily but not for long. The second homeowners and their rental guests know Abaco to be a safe friendly place and they will not stay away for long.

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September 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code + Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 98 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Thanks for Your SupportDear Editor, I, the Port Officer, would like to thank the people of North, South and Central Abaco, especially the Port Department for the kindness and warmth showed to me during my tenure on Abaco. Time spent was February 2002 through August 2002. I am scheduled to leave Abaco on August 18, 2002, to return to the Port Authority in Nassau. Thanks Mr. Cyril Morley Port Inspector and Port OfficerShame on you, BatelcoDear Editor, Last Thursday evening a terrible accident took place at one of our neighbor’s houses on Coco Bay on Green Turtle Cay. Around 11:45 p.m. their 16-year-old son was shocked in their yard. As it happened, the power went out (I cannot say if it was related or not). When his father heard his cries for help and rushed outside, he had his wife call for help. Unfortunately for him in over three years now when the power goes off so do our phones. Although the island doctor is their next door neighbor, his wife had to drive to get him to assist. One look at Ben and the assessment was made to evacuate him. The doctor told the mother to go have his wife call for the plane on his cell phone. Well, that day all cell communications were out. We are all paying for phones and in an emergency cannot even get a dial tone on any of our equipment. This is when both the doctor’s wife and Ben’s mother came knocking on our door. Our phones were out as well (we are all on the same system on the North End of Green Turtle Cay). My husband immediately tried to call a MAYDAY on Channel 16 on the VHF and only had one neighbor who has no phone answer him. He kept trying and there were NO ANSWERS. When I discussed that with people the next morning, I was told by everyone that in the “good old days” people used to keep the VHF on 24 hours but no more because everyone has phones. We lost 45 minutes of precious time driving around trying to find a neighbor with a working phone so we could get in contact to get a plane to evacuate, have the power restored, (yes, we cannot even call to tell BEC we are out, what irony!) and find out about lighting the runway at the Treasure Cay airport, etc. Shame on Batelco who has been asked for over three years now to put back the battery back-up at the bottom of our phone tower and has done nothing. I blame the local telephone office for dropping the ball on this as well as all the different technicians and management people that I have talked to personally through the years. Do we have to have another fatal emergency for them to supply us with a working system or is the fact that this boy owes his life to his parents and neighbors who went through extraordinary measures and saved his life finally enough to spur Batelco into action? I have now been promised since last Friday that the problem would be taken care of “right away.” As of today, a week later, NOTHING has been done. All I can say is that pray God that you are never in the same situation. When Ben reached Miami, his parents were told that had they gotten there 45 minutes later he would have lost his right arm. They were lucky that two people were there to assist and allow one to go for help by car. Had it been only a husband and wife who had to cope with a massive heart attack, for instance, and no phone, the person assisting the patient would be made to decide to stay with the victim or jump in their car in the hope of finding help instead of being ONLY a phone call away. Let’s hope that we never have to find out! Nicole FlemingFor What It’s WorthDear Sir, Thanks for allowing me space in your column. I’d like to get off on a “good foot.” When does our government plan to stop making fools out of themselves? You give us pamphlets to give out to the tourists and locals concerning the size of crawfish to be taken and how many can be taken per person, per boat, and yet the foreign boats are out there crawfishing alongside the Abaco fishermen. Since August 1st came in, boats have been up and down our passage looking for the traps down in the Whale Cay Passage. The Abaco fishermen have enough trouble with some of their fellow Bahamians but this only makes it worse than it is. Now understand me that you are allowed so many crawfish or grouper or a couple of conchs but not what is going on right now. Everywhere you go, it’s the same problem. If the government can’t do anything about it, who can? When I was growing up in Nassau some thirty to forty years ago, the government confiscated boats that were illegally fishing in the Bahamas; speed boats, sail boats and yachts, and held an auction once a year. Go back to those days if you want to save what little bit we have left. What does our government fear about doing something like this? We might lose ties with the US? Now, remember we cannot go to the States and get away with it, so how come a “blind eye” has been left on this matter? It’s probably going to go so far as the fishermen will take matters into their own hands. This is not “heresay.” This is “eye say” because I know from being a fisherman in the past myself. So this has been going on for quite a while. I will leave you with this question. What is more important the foreigners or your own people? Sincerely yours, Randy RobertsWhat Kind of Service Is This?The Editor, I read with interest your article extolling Batelco’s recently introduced DSL Internet service. If only it extended through Dundas Town, I might be equally enthusiastic. Unfortunately, I, like some others, was duped by those selling the service three weeks ago. I signed a contract and was assured I would be on-line the next day. Three weeks later I have yet to be connected. Different Batelco staff now cite anything from “any day now” to “another three months!” It sorrows me to know I was lied to and fell for it! A few months ago a new “more efficient” billing system was introduced. Despite weekly enquiries, faxes to Customer Services, etc., I have received no bill since April. I regularly pay the amount Batelco’s computer shows but this provides no details of the calls made or alleged to have been made. An “improved” system I think not! Lastly, my home phone, and that for the Cancer Society, went out of service last Thursday. It was reported on Friday and daily since, but as of writing no service has been restored. I think a shake up is in order! Yours, etc. Hugh CottisRe: The Ministry of Works and Its CrewDear Editor, It would really be nice sometimes if some of the local big guns could have something nice to say about the crew of the Ministry of Works. The department has been the main course of their dinner for many years now. Yes, it may appear that sometimes the roads aren’t repaired quickly enough for the motoring public, but the majority of these holes that are around aren’t there because of wear and tear. The following corporations have a lot to do with them: Batelco, Water & Sewerage, BEC, Cable Bahamas. Perhaps if these corporations worked closely with the Ministry of Public Works, more would be done quicker. It hurts to know there are still big guns out there trying to take bread out of the lives of these men and their families. We aren’t saying that we’re all perfect but I could guarantee we are better than they make us out to be. We often do work for the Council but have yet to see someone say “well done” or “thanks.” Perhaps they feel we are slaves. But those days are gone for good, never to return. Please see Letters Page 24

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Page 10 The Abaconian September 15th, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com 100% USABLE SPACE HEAVY-DUTY RED-IRON FRAME FIRE-RESISTANT 20-YEAR MILL-BACKED WARRANTY MULTIPLE PANELS AND COLORS EASY BUILD-IT-YOURSELF CONSTRUCTION MANUFACTURER’S SAVINGS MAINTENANCE FREE MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS CUSTOMIZED ACCENTS HEAVY WIND LOADS FAST DELIVERY FROM MANUFACTURING FACILITIES NATIONWIDE QUICK EASY DELIVERY Best Buy on Steel Buildings Best Buy on Steel Buildings Speed Quality ValueA B C561-955-8800A=100X180X16 $42,660 B=55X90X14 $13,990 C=40X60X14 $8,690 All 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. School News Motivational Workshop Was HeldBy Isobel Sherman On August 28 administrators and teachers from Central Abaco Primary School and Abaco Central High School attended a motivational workshop at Central Abaco Primary School. Mr. Spence Finlayson, founder of Phoenix Institute of Positive Development in Nassau was the speaker. In a three-hour session Mr. Finlayson motivated teachers in many ways. He began by saying, “What you start out in life is God’s gift to you and what you do with your life is your gift to God.” Teachers are not fully appreciated and cited that doctors and lawyers earn large incomes and society’s respect but there would be no doctors or lawyers if there were not teachers. Mr. Finlayson told the teachers they need to take inventory of their lives. He explained that a paradigm, the mental belief system which controls your behavior, needs to be expanded. He cited the example of persons thinking they could not run a mile in under four minutes until Roger Bannister did it. After he accomplished this feat, twenty other persons ran the mile under four minutes. He attributes this to expanding their paridigm. Thinking outside of the box. He stressed avoiding procrastination. “Do it now as there may not be another time to do it.” Tell your loved ones you love them now because there may not be another time. Teachers shape the lives of human beings by their thoughts and actions. He credits a teacher he had at age 7, Lillian Walker, and his mother for instilling in him that he could accomplish anything in life he wished to do. The three letter word “but” stops most people. He urged teachers to step out in faith. “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” Mr. Finlayson said that this country needs to encourage reading. Young people today cannot even talk in proper sentences. The Bahamas is in trouble as other people in the Caribbean are smart people who value education to the ultimate. He has traveled all over the Caribbean and cited a taxi driver in Curacao who spoke five languages while he spoke only one, English. He stressed that we as a nation must wake up and take every opportunity for education. Education never ends. Young and old must take advantage of it. Near the conclusion of his presentation Mr. Finlayson once again said that teachers are not appreciated, yet their task is awesome. He urged teachers to let their attitude determine their altitude and by doing this they would make a difference in life. He urged teachers to treat everyone they love everyday like they would be dead by midnight. Mr. Huel Moss, Jr., Vice Principal of Abaco Central High School, organized the workshop.College Fair Is PlannedBy Isobel Sherman Abaco Central High School is organizing a College Fair which will be held on November 19. Over forty colleges and technical and vocational schools have been invited from the Bahamas, United States and Canada. The fair will give students and their parents a chance to discuss any questions they might have and hear first hand about many schools. They will have brochures and information material. It is a great opportunity to begin the process of choosing a school to find one that suits that particular student. This will be the first college fair to be held on Abaco. Already colleges have responded that they will be sending representatives. The college fair is being organized by Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal, with the assistance of Isobel Sherman, Senior Teacher. The fair will be open to everyone. That includes all students and parents in secondary schools in Abaco.SAT ApplicationsBy Isobel Sherman Students wishing to sit the SAT examination in December are urged to get an application from their school and get it to New Jersey by the end of October. The SAT is for all students planning to attend college or university. The exam is given on Abaco twice a year, December and May. Students should be encouraged to take the exam while they are in the 11th grade and again while they are in the 12th grade. That way they can become accustomed to the exam and if their score is not good the first time, they can study to improve their grade. Colleges put a lot of emphasis on students’ SAT score.Abaco Central High SchoolBy Isobel ShermanNew TeachersTwo new teachers have joined the staff at Abaco Central High School. Miss Phillipa Farrington from South Eleuthera will be teaching Religious Knowledge. Mrs. Sophia Miller has joined the staff as a Mathematics teacher. She comes here from Grand Bahama where she has been teaching.Window Is Finally ReplacedAt last, the window, which was blown out of Mrs. Nadene Beneby’s office at Abaco Central High, has been replaced. The window was blown out by Hurricane Michelle in November 2001 and since then the window of Mrs. Beneby, Senior Mistress, has been covered with a sheet of plywood. On August 31, just prior to the opening of the new school year, light was returned to the office when the Abaco Central District Council had the window replaced. This was a welcome surprise for Mrs. Beneby when she Please see School Page 11

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September 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 11 C & A V C & A V C & A V C & A V C & A V ariety ariety ariety ariety ariety Stor Stor Stor Stor Stor e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink s s s s 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, Abaco Next to BaTelCo & Around the corner from Solomon’s Abaco came to work on Monday morning.A Fine ExampleAbaco Central High School always seems to be talked about in a negative way, no matter how we try to change that concept. In June teachers were told to remove all posters and learning aids from their classroom walls as the rooms were going to be painted over the summer. On August 26 teachers reported to school to find that this had not been done. Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal, met with Chief Counsellor Mike Malone who made sure that paint was delivered to the high school. Just prior to the school’s opening teachers along with some students painted their classrooms to get them ready in time for Monday morning. The school was a beehive of activity on Saturday. So who says Abaco Central High School teachers do not go the extra mile?Registration FeeThere has been much debate over Abaco Central’s charging a fee for new students and a supplementary fee for returning students. There has also been much misinformation about the fees. First of all, for new students the $150 fee includes a Physical Education uniform, five crests which cost $25 and school insurance which is $15. The rest of the money is for lab fees for supplies and photocopy fees. The supplementary fee of $100 for returning students includes lab fees, school insurance and photocopy fees. Government does not provide the school with all that it needs. They sent the photocopier but do not provide the toner or the maintenance which is $1400 every three months plus supplies. Parents who have more than one child enrolled in the school are given a discount on the fees. The days of everything being for free are over. If the parent can provide proof of having the child covered by medical insurance that fee is waived. May I remind parents of Mr. Cecil Thompson’s talk last school year at a PTA who stated that your children “should be your number one investment.” As one person told me parents would not hesitate to pay over $100 for a pair of tennis shoes for their child but would hesitate to pay a school fee.School Holds PTA MeetingAbaco Central High School held its first PTA meeting for the new school year on September 5. As usual with the first PTA meeting of the school year the room was filled with parents. Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal, introduced the staff of Abaco Central High. He then explained in detail the registration fee for new students and the supplementary fee for returning students. He opened the floor to questions from the parents. Surprisingly, although there had been plenty of “talk” outside this venue about the fees, very few questions were asked. All questions seemed to be answered to the satisfaction of the parents. Mr. Stubbs pleaded for more parental involvement in the education process. He said parents must monitor their children’s progress in school and form a partnership with the school so student’s performance will improve. The question of security on the campus came up and once again Chief Councillor More Letters News SchoolFrom Page 10 Parents accompanied many young children on the first day of school. These students are headed for the Central Abaco Primary School. Please see School Page 31

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Page 12 The Abaconian September 15th, 2002 PINE WOODS PINE WOODS PINE WOODS PINE WOODS PINE WOODS NURSER NURSER NURSER NURSER NURSER Y Y Y Y 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 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, Bahamas 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 Sea Shore Villas Store Hours: 9am to 5pm Ph: (242) 365-5006 • 365-5002 • 365-5028 (office) • 365-5083 (fax) Heal Our LandBy Isobel Sherman A committee has been formed to construct a house for persons who have drug problems. This committee wants to open a counseling and resource center for drug addicts who want assistance and counseling and the resource center will disseminate information to young people on the dangers of drug addiction. Members of the committee are Pastor Stephen Knowles, Chairman, Elder S.A. Kennedy, Vice Chairman, Mrs. Kathleen Knowles, Secretary, Elder Jerry Cornish, Treasurer, Mrs. Angie Collie, Assistant Treasurer. The Heal Our Land Committee has written letters to every pastor of churches on Abaco soliciting monthly contributions so that the goal of assisting drug addicts and their families might become a reality. A bank account at Scotia Bank, Marsh Harbour, has been established for contributions.Christian Council Has New PresidentBy Cindy Armbrister In a very candid interview, newly elected President of the Abaco Christian Council, Rev. Carlton Dorsette, shared some of his concerns, desires and plans for the Council. He is very passionate about his convictions. The main purpose of the Christian Council during his watch is to bring Christian denominations together and propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is not an easy task because of the different denominations and their different doctrines. In order to do this, he hopes to organize social events that ministers can come to and fellowship with each other. One of the concerns of the public was the number of new churches springing up all over Abaco. Rev. Dorsette welcomes new churches; it is their right to exercise their freedom of religion. He appeals to all new ministers to be a part of the Abaco Christian Council and to offer their skills and talents to the success of the Council. The Council has a number of commissions. The Broadcast and Media Commission headed by Pastor Keith Russell is primarily responsible for morning devotional programs aired over radio. However, this responsibility was taken from the Council because the Council failed to contact churches and arrange for them to host the segments. With the present administration, the Council will assume this responsibility again. According to Rev. Dorsette, he is embarrassed when ministers give excuses such as, “I don’t have time to do morning devotions.” This is a shame, and he feels, “such pastors need to pack their bags and go pump gas. They will probably do more for the community there.” It is an honor to preach the gospel and the broadcast media is such a powerful tool to spread the gospel. A second commission is Evangelism which is headed by Pastor Stephen Knowles. He is available to help churches establish their evangelistic outreach programs. Other commissions include the Church and Community and Public Relations, both so far with no one appointed to head them. On September 10th the Council will elect Chairmen for these two commissions and take an official position on the Immigration issue. According to Rev. Dorsette, he is very concerned that a number of pastors in Abaco are only doing it for the prestige. He feels that a man who says that God has called him to pastor should do it full time.Thirteen Years of ServiceBy Cindy Armbrister Pastor Alphonso B. Lewis celebrated his 13th anniversary as pastor of Zion Baptist Church, Murphy Town. The events began on August 28th and climaxed on September 1st, 2002. Dynamic speakers included Pastor Anthony Campbell, Church of God, Dundas Town, Dr. Alan J. Mills, District Moderator, Zion United Baptist Convention for the Abaco District and Pastor Alex Archer, the Church of the Latterain, Dundas Town. The Anniversary Service on September 1 was well attended by church members and fellow clergymen. Family members came from Nassau to join the pastor and Mother Lewis in their special day. District Moderator-elect, Pastor John McIntosh, delivered the keynote sermon. He called for unity in the churches and appealed to the church leaders and members to stop Church News Please see Church Page 28 Rev. Carlton Dorsette

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September 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 13 MAN-O-WAR HARDWARE Interior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD #1 LUMBERPlain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyFor Quotes or Information Call Walter Sweeting or Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-365-6011 • Fax 365-6039 We monitor VHF Ch 69 Deliveries Arranged from Green Turtle Cay to Little HarbourAn Extensive Selection ofNon-CorrosiveHardwareBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless SteelHurricane ClipsBrass, Stainless & MonelBy Anita Rolle Abaco’s Goombay Summer 2002 has now come to a close. Six well-organized weeks of Bahamian cuisine, music, dance and cultural expression have now concluded, as organizers now prepare for Goombay Summer 2003. During the opening of Goombay Summer 2002 in June, Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, told Abaconians that in the future Abaco will receive more funding for Goombay, regattas and other such tourist related festivals, as the crowd present proved that the event is worth investing in. Min. Wilchcombe addressed the issue of flight services onto the island stating, “Plans are underway for increased flight services so that Abaco can begin receiving visitors from throughout the world.” Entertainment was remarkable and included notable performances by the world famous Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band, Fire Dancer Pepper Watson, Desmond the Limbo King, local bands such as The Gully Roosters and Impact. Performers such as the Soulful Groovers, K.B. and Eugene Davis awed the crowds with notably favorite Roslyn Marina Roberts passed away on August 12 at age 63. She had been quite ill for many months. Her funeral was at the A.B. Apostolic Church in Marsh Harbour with Pastor David Caskey, Bro. Bob Cornea and Bro. Ted Pearce officiating. Interment was in the Marsh Harbour Public Cemetery. She is survived by her husband John Roberts; father-in-law and mother-in-law Welden and Adina Roberts; brothers Carroll, Marcel (deceased), Vandel, Percy, Philip, Glen and Lonnie; sisters Olga, Ethlyn and Marilyn; sisters-in-law Bettee, Winifred, Yvonne, Tammy, Paula, Celia, Linda, Geanette and Jeanie; brothers-in-law Victor, Walt, Eddie, Geoffrey and Charles; nieces Heidi, Kimberly, Tracey, Lauren, Linsey, Keli, Laura, Kristi, Lonette, Fallon, Ruby, Goombay 2002 Festivities Come to an End tunes of many Bahamians while giving our visitors a sampling of the diversity we have to offer. Master of Ceremony for the duration of the summer was Mr. Wayde Archer, who did an impressive job keeping the crowd well entertained. A cultural artistic expression, Junkanoo, one which our islands are most famous for, proved to be the icing on the cake. Looking ahead to 2003 as with any festival of this magnitude, consideration must be taken to show progress, change and diversity. We must give our return visitors new experiences to look forward to, our first time guests should be awed by their experiences here, and we must at the same time cater to natives, who play a very important role in the entire It Just Keeps Getting Better process. With the possibility of increased funding from the government, Abaco Goombay Summer 2003 should be even grander, perhaps last even a few weeks longer. Paulette, Donna, Monica, Yvette, Audra, Melinda, Tammy, Lynn and Heather; nephews Dillon, Shannon, Andrew, Gurth, Elliott, Darryl, Duane; grandnieces Dana, Haley, Keri, Raven, Adele, Faith, Rosa, Sue-anne, Celisha, Kirsten, Holly and Casiah; grandnephews Montana, Josh, Emery, Dimitri, Damien, Carolito and Ashton. The funeral for Robertha Gertrude Duncombe, 60, formerly of Black Wood, was held in Freeport, Grand Bahama. She is survived by daughters Merleane and Fredrica Duncombe; sons Charles Jr., Dudley, Lloyd, Ricky, George, Glen and Bradie Duncombe; brother John Saunders Jr., sister Patricia Brown; grandchildren; aunts; uncles; and a host of other relatives and special friends Obituaries of Family Obituaries of Family Obituaries of Family Obituaries of Family Obituaries of Family and Friends and Friends and Friends and Friends and Friends Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Greater Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Touch of Class, Treasure Cay, 367-2536Pilot Club Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Bayview Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-3114 It Pays to Advertise

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Page 14 The Abaconian September 15th, 2002 Collins Ave., Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2601/2 • Fax: (242) 367-2731 • Choice Meats • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables • Dairy Products & Frozen Foods • Famous Brand Names • Nabisco • Murray’s • Duracell • Bluebird • Wise • Quaker • Del Monte • Gatorade DISTRIBUTORS IN ABACO FOR Open 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru Saturday COMPLETE GROCERY LINE SOLOMON’S SOLOMON’S ABACO LTD A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD. Shop Safe! Shop SmartShop Solomon’s! Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage • Gas • Diesel • Ice • Bait • Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina • Fiberglass repair • Bottom painting • Bright work • Waxing Gift shop • Largest selection of fishing tackle • T-shirts • Souvenirs • Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service • Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals • Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 • Fax 366-0171 • Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.com REVERSE OSMOSIS SEA WATER DESALINATORS MAKE DRINKING WATER FROM SEAWATER Advanced Water Engineering, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of water treatment equipment including our REVERSE OSMOSIS. We are re-introducing our equipment to the Bahamas. Residential and small boat sizes from 100 to 20,000 gallons per day.Pricing starts at $2,300.00 We also stock: pumps • membranes • filters • test kits cistern liners • poly tanks cat pumps • cat parts • fittingsADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INCIndian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 Tel: (321) 777-4909 • Fax: (321) 773-8338e-mail: info@advancedwater.com DISTRIBUTORS WANTED CALL OR E-MAIL FOR PRICES NIPPERS BEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Central Abaco Council 29 Aug 02 Chief Councillor Mike Malone opened by telling members that information is being sought on the correct paint for road marking and replacement chairs for the airport lobby. He gave the figure of 88 street lights being out or mal-functioning in Marsh Harbour and was waiting for a count in Dundas Town and Murphy Town. Poles with bad lights were marked with plastic ribbon to assist BEC in making repairs. Mr. Malone asked Councillors to consider a date for an area wide clean-up campaign for old cars, appliances and other items not normally collected by the garbage truck. Two traffic wardens will be solicited, one for Central Abaco Primary School and one for Abaco Central High School. This will be a part time job to last only during the school year. The wardens will be given limited police powers and training and be sworn in as district constables allowing them to deal with traffic infractions at the school zones. Mr. Malone felt the $3000 budgeted for the All Abaco Regatta and withheld by Council members at the last meeting should be reinstated and given to the Regatta Committee. In as much as it was budgeted last year and the Regatta Committee was counting on it, he felt the commitment should be honoured. The majority agreed. Mr. Malone authorized the purchase and installation of a window for the Abaco Central High School which was blown out last November during Hurricane Michelle. The opening had been covered with plywood for nine months. The $300 expense was approved. Six beepers have been ordered for the Chief Councillor, Deputy Chief Councillor and to four of the Statutory Board Chairmen. This will allow them to be contacted at much less expense than cellular phone. The previous Council authorized two cellular phones but had problems containing the monthly costs of those phones. Deputy Chief Councillor Cubel Davis Jr. wanted the minutes to reflect that bleachers and a concession stall were removed from the Murphy Town basketball court. Residents there allege that a Council member removed the items and took them to Dundas Town. Administrator Alexander Williams wanted members to consider an island wide workshop to bring all members of local government up to date on the workshop recently held in Nassau. This will benefit all persons now serving in Local Government but will be of particular interest to first time members. Bills were submitted by the maintenance man at Abaco Central Abaco High School for $600 requesting reimbursement for gasoline used in his car while servicing the clinic, airport and primary school. Councillors wanted more information as gasoline had not been previously reimbursed. Marsh Harbour Town Comm. 3 Sept 02 Police and the Ministry of Works have been advised that two houses have been built in the woods off the road to Spring City. The Committee is working to stop further construction and to have the houses removed. Chairman Mike Malone advised Committee members that the two cottages on the freight dock property have been given to the town but the town is responsible for moving them. They will be moved west to the empty lot between the port and Abaco Outboards boat storage yard. Recommendations were made for 47 new street lights in Marsh Harbour. BEC has been advised of 88 street lights in Marsh Harbour that do not work. The Committee is concerned that BEC left felled trees along Don MacKay Boulevard after removing them as threatening their power lines. A letter will be sent to BEC to have them cleaned up. Committee member Chad Sawyer asked that the access to the public dock at Crossing Beach be changed to keep an open area for truck deliveries to Hope Town and ManO-War boats. Cars park in front of the dock making freight deliveries difficult. Owners of a lot in downtown Marsh Harbour were given 90 days to remove an Local Government at Work Please see Local Govt. Page 15

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September 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 15 Abaco Hardware Storm Shutters HURRIC HURRIC HURRIC HURRIC HURRIC ANE SUPPLIES ANE SUPPLIES ANE SUPPLIES ANE SUPPLIES ANE SUPPLIES PlywoodToolsLumberNailsBatteriesLamps& OilHardwareCoolersStovesFlash lights Storm PanelsAccordian ShuttersPlywoodLumberRoofing Paper Roll Plastic Sheeting Roofing Shingles We Stay Open Until the Wind Gets HighDon MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour Mon. Fri. 7 4 Sat. 7 12 Phone 242-367-2170 Roll-down shutters by Brand Parts Hardware & Fastenersfor Homeowners and ContractorsPlumbing Supplies Water HeatersYour largest choice of economical Gas AppliancesAt the traffic light in Marsh Harbour Paints B B B B B Bella’sFurniture & AccessoriesBella’s Furniture Bella’s Furniture Bella’s Furniture Bella’s Furniture Bella’s Furniture Western Auto Annual Sale! Carpet & Appliances Carpet & Appliances Carpet & Appliances Carpet & Appliances Carpet & Appliances20% OFF 20% OFF 20% OFF 20% OFF 20% OFFFurniture Furniture Furniture Furniture Furniture20-40% OFF 20-40% OFF 20-40% OFF 20-40% OFF 20-40% OFFSale Began September 1st Sale Began September 1st Sale Began September 1st Sale Began September 1st Sale Began September 1st Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391 ROOMS TO GO&accumulating collection of old cars. Committee member Yvonne Key reiterated the problem of parking at the Crossing Beach and the need to consider another location for the ferry. A meeting is being arranged with the owners of the ferry service to discuss the problem. Mrs. Key advised Committee members that legal advice is being requested to stop future Goombay events from being held in the street and lot across from Dove Plaza. She said another location has been found and will be recommended for next year. Committee member Nicholas Albury wanted action immediately to stop further construction in the Mud and Pigeon Peas areas. It was suggested that work permits be conditional with the employer being responsible for the employee’s housing. Administrator Alexander Williams reminded the Committee that any action must be done with consideration as harsh measures can bring serious international repercussions which the Bahamas does not want. He did bring out the high social costs these communities cause government such as expenses for schooling and health issues. The poor performance of the crew at the Ministry of Works compound was discussed with one employee being an exception. The Committee would like more cooperation between Council and the Ministry of Works as to work assignments. The three-man Marsh Harbour maintenance crew will resume cleaning the S.C. Bootle Highway between Abaco Wholesale and the dump. The road cleaning responsibility is shared about half between Marsh Harbour and Dundas Town. However, debris in the verges has not been cleaned recently. Once the trash is removed, the sides will be mowed. A complaint from Spring City concerns a residence operating as a garage and accumulating 10 15 cars and becoming an eyesore. Furthermore, the cars are expanding onto a public park area. The complaint will be forwarded to Environmental Health for action. A long list of deficiencies at the government clinic was read and will be given to Council for follow up. A main complaint is that an air conditioner newly installed several months ago by an independent contractor is not operational now. The contractor’s bid for the replacement air conditioner was the least expensive but did not include any warranty or followup service. Additional topics members discussed concerned: • Sheds on Don MacKay Boulevard • Planting shrubs to shield the Works compound on Don MacKay Boulevard. • Asking Abaco Hot Mix to clean up their yard and perhaps hide the area with shrubs. • Uses for the vacant teacher’s residence in Marsh Harbour Cent. Abaco District Licensing 5 Sept 02 Chairman Colyn Rees showed the Committee documents giving the ownership of a new paint company startng business here as Bahamian. The license had been deferred at a previous meeting as the ownership was questioned. Administrator Alexander Williams will provide the Board a list of the businesses which are reserved for Bahamians. This includes wholesale and retail sales. Several routine applications did not have the required inspection reports from Works, the Police or Environmental Health. The applications were deferred pending these reports. A Murphy Town application by a take-away wanting to expand to include alcoholic beverages was denied as this requires a liquor license. The nature of the application suggested that three licenses were required, a general shop license for the sale of clothing, a restaurant license for the food and a liquor license for the beer and wine. Another liquor license application was rejected as it was rejected last month. Liquor license applications cannot be submitted more often than once every six months whereas general shop licenses can be resubmitted monthly if desired. A written complaint was read about persons loitering and drinking outside the City Liquor store in downtown Marsh Harbour. The letter stated that complaints have been made to the police with no visible follow-up. This will be pursued with the police and others before stronger measures are taken. Local Government at Work Local Govt.From Page 14 By Isobel Sherman The Marsh Harbour Community Library opened on September 9. The hours are Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. On Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays students will be allowed to use the computers and the Internet. Homework assistance will be available using the resources of the library. Once again a group of dedicated volunteers offer their help keeping the library open. Donations of books and money are gratefully accepted.Marsh Harbour Library Is Open Again AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the clinic.

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Page 16 The Abaconian September 15th, 2002 Building Materials Windows & Doors Flooring & Roofing Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinets Plumbing Fixtures Paints Lighting Fixtures Electrical Items Hand & Power Tools Garden Supplies & MoreClose to the Port • Deliveries ArrangedPhone 561-627-9555 Fax 561-625-33663860 N. Lake Blvd. Lake Park (West Palm Beach)Call for your free catalog Abaco Air Charter Service Between Abaco & The Entire Bahamas & FloridaWith Daily Scheduled Service to Nassau Scheduled Services To Freeport, Moore’s Island & North EleutheraPh: (242) 367-2266, Fax: (242) 367-3256, VHF 74 Come Fly Our Friendly Skies!By Isobel Sherman June 27, 2002, was the date that two young men of the new generation of Marsh Harbour citizens took up the mantle to serve on Local Government. Mitchell Albury, age 22, and his younger brother, Nicolas Albury, age 20, were both successful in their bids for election to the Marsh Harbour Town Committee. It is probable that these two young men are perhaps the youngest to be local government representatives in the entire country. As one of their former teachers I was a keen observer during the whole process of their election and I was eager to have an interview with them after they took up their new positions. I was able to interview Mitchell. Mitchell is an assistant manager in the family business, Abaco Hardware. He is the second youngest in the family. After Mitchell won the election, he was appointed to the Tourism Advisory Board and will serve as Deputy Chairman. One of my first questions to Mitchell was why he ran. Mitchell wants to bring a youthful perspective to Local Government. He went on to say that he wants to see more accountability to the people of the community. Mitchell admitted that many older folks in Marsh Harbour did not vote for him or his brother, citing that their young age was the deciding factor with those older voters. However, the young persons of Marsh Harbour did vote for him. Now that he is on the Marsh Harbour Town Committee, I asked him what are his goals or what he would like to see done in the next three years. First, he would like to see the citizens of Marsh Harbour get more involved with the local government process by attending meetings and even attending board meetings. He wants to see Central Abaco become more tourist friendly. He is happy to serve on the Tourism Advisory Board because he feels that he can make a real contribution to the Board. He feels if we can make tourists happy, we can attract more tourists and thus improve our economy and way of life. Mitchell foresees Abaco overtaking Grand Bahamas in the future as a tourist destination. On that same note Mitchell foresees businesses expanding in Abaco as the island continues its phenomenal growth. I can tell from talking to him that he is really into tourism. He said he would like to see that every employee of touristrelated businesses take the Bahamas Host programme. He feels that businesses should change some of their practices such as closing for lunch. Businesses which rely on tourists should consider being open on holidays and Sundays. These are times when tourists A New Generation Takes up Local Govt. Mantle Mitchell Albury walk around looking for something to do. Mitchell Albury is a young intelligent Bahamian who has taken up the call to serve his community. He along with his brother Nicolas are setting an example for other young people on Abaco and in the rest of the Bahamas to get involved in their community and make a difference. CONTACT THE “OUT ISLAND SPECIALISTS”CHRIS 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 Cay’s 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 HOMES “SOLITUDE” Secluded north end Elbow Cay property offers incredible views of the Atlantic and easy access to bay and ocean beaches. Split level, 3B/3B, open kitchen combines with great room. Large downstairs office can convert to fourth bedroom. Large open decks for sunning, alfresco dining. Lush landscaped grounds. Price: $635,000“ATLANTIC 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: $388,000“MARNIES 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: $230,000“EAST 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

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September 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 17 Coming to Marsh Harbour? Need to rent a car for a day?Rental Wheels across from Boat HarbourTel: 367-4643 ENQUIRE ABOUT OUR RATES Attention Outer Cay Residents Super Values & Summer Savings atSAWYER’S MARKETLocated in Sawyer’s Building off Don MacKay Blvd.Tel: (242) 367-2044/5 Fax: (242) 367-2059 FULL LINE OF GROCERIES • Frozen Meats in Family Packs • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables • Dairy Products & Frozen Foods • Famous Brand Names • Wide Convenient Isles • Butcher for Custom Cuts • Convenient Parking Open 7 a.m. 9 p.m. Monday thru Saturday 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Sunday 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 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 pm P.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" Town Planning BoardWayne Sands Chairman Earlyn Mills Dep. Chairman Robert Edgecombe James Baillou Lonnie Lowe Kenneth MajorLicensing AuthorityMr. Stephen Pedican Chairman Kola Wells Dep. Chairman Gregg Harris Quincy Bethell Hiram Cooper Calvin Parker Kevin McIntoshPort AuthorityCharlie Mills Chairman Gregg Curry Dep. Chairman Charles Jones O’Donald McIntosh Elmore Sawyer Michael NairnHotel Licensing BoardEdward Laroda Chairman Anthony Nixom Dep Chairman Livingston Thomson Hayward Thomas Kenvin Jones Kirk Reckley Floyd JohnsonNorth Abaco District BoardsRoad Traffic AuthorityMaxwell McIntosh Ronald McIntosh Road Traffic Board combines North, Central and South Abaco The North Abaco District Council named the following boards and authorities for the North Abaco District. The Council is made up of members from Little Abaco, Cooper’s Town, Treasure Cay and Green Turtle Cay town committees. Thes boards will conduct the business of North Abacu for one year, until June 2003 when the Council will review the Boards. The Boards make very important decisions which affect the future of our towns even though they do not have any funding. North Abaco Names Boards By Anita Rolle The Miss Bahamas Universe Pageant organization recently announced that the date for the next annual pageant will be March 9, 2003. The committee also announced that the Bahamas is tentatively set to host the 2004 Miss Universe Pageant. To encourage participation from the Family Islands, the format for all future pageants will change. Each Family Island contestant will have to meet pageant criteria. Each contestant must be a resident of the island represented for at least one year and must be the reigning queen or first runner up of a pageant hosted on that Family Island by the Miss Bahamas Universe Pageant. Only two contestants are allowed per Family Island. Gaynell Rolle, National Pageant Director commented, “One of the committee’s ultimate goals is to have as many Family Islands represented as possible. Over the past years most of the emphasis has been placed on Nassau and Grand Bahama. The committee now wants to establish a ‘true Miss Bahamas’ where all islands take part in the selection.” The local Pageant Director for Abaco has been selected and will be announced along with further details at press conference to held by the Miss Bahamas Universe Pageant committee.Pageant Will Showcase Island Beauties North Abaco Members

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Page 18 The Abaconian September 15th, 2002 K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SER O SER O SER O SER O SER VICE VICE VICE VICE VICE• Automotive Accessories • Full Automotive Service • Gasoline & Diesel Fuel • Tires and Tire Repairs • Expert Mechanics • Automobile Parts • Oil Changes • Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury Owner/Manager $50,000 REWARD Twenty months have now passed since the brutal murder of Capt. Lucien Stratton and the assault and beating of his two daughters. If there are any persons who might know of information which may lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these crimes, please call the local CID officer, Investigator Cooper, at the local Police Department at 367-2560. Or contact Mr. Randy Key, Mr. Al Key or Mrs. Liann Key Kaighan at 367-2674 or 367-3593. The $50,000 reward is still available if your information results in a conviction of the guilty party. Thank you. The Family of the late ROBERT LUCIEN STRATTON Mr. Lucien Stratton Artist’s Concept of MurdererT T T T 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 Haven Located on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, BahamasTourism in CherokeeBy Lee Pinder We are approaching our slow season and I just want to remind us all of some very important facts. I first came to this corner of The Bahamas over forty years ago and have seen many changes, but not every change has been for the good. But in all the ways that count life here is unmeasurably better. In the beginning there was no paved road into the settlement and only a small handful of men even owned a vehicle. They had to park them at Big Mangrove and travel back and forth by boat. Now almost every occupant in every household over the minimum age of 17 has a vehicle. They are no longer second-hand vehicles but brand new ones. At one time you could have listed Cherokee as having a “labour surplus” economy, but now the only ones who don’t work are those too old, too young or just don’t want to work. There are any number of explanations for the new wealth all around, but first and foremost Cherokee’s prosperity stems from tourism. Oh, I know many would say, “It doesn’t affect me!” But it does. Tourism affects all of us, even in the smallest corner of The Bahamas. We in Cherokee are just one of the benefactors of the trickle down effect. Not to say that we don’t get our fair share of tourists, we do. Most of us are very appreciative. When tourist visit our little settlement, we all benefit, like one hand washing the other. Without tourism to spur on our economy, the fishermen wouldn’t need to catch so many fish, builders definitely wouldn’t be building and we certainly wouldn’t need so many vehicles because we would neither have the gas or money to pay for them. Many every day mundane services can trace their roots and their livelihood to tourism. Those of us who remember Cherokee the way we first saw it understandably sigh for the past. There is no doubt about it our particular tourists may hesitate to visit during the hurricane season in any given year and 9/ 11 has had a big effect on all types of local business. However, tourism is really a twosided coin, not just for those who make money from it but also for those who pay money to enjoy it. We need progress and a good economy and we can and should thank our lucky stars for the changes it has afforded us. But there are limits. Let it not change us too much. Remember what brought the tourists to our shores in the first place? Cherokee Sound Has Changed with the Times

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Looking For A Looking For A Looking For A Looking For A Looking For A New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To DineThe Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy ParrotMonday Sunday Lunch 11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Happy hour Weekdays 5:30 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy our Bahamian Breakfast! Saturday Morning 8 10 a.m. Sunday Breakfast 9 11 a.m.By Alice Bain There have been worries lately about the pipe repairs that the Water and Sewage Corporation completed on the water main that runs along Queen Elizabeth Drive to Little Orchard, High Rocks, Eastern Shores and Pelican Shores. The new section of piping is, like the already existing pipe, made of a combination of cast concrete and asbestos. Asbestos has hit the headlines time and again as a proven carcinogen, and here we have the water that we bathe in (and possibly drink) running through pipes made of the stuff. How bad is it? After having done exhaustive research on the subject, the answer appears to me to be “not good, but not as bad as you think.” The United States Environmental Protection Agency has set an upper limit for the amount of asbestos acceptable in a public water supply as not more than 7 million fibers longer than 10 microns per liter. To get some idea of how short a length of fiber this is, a micron is one-millionth of a meter. An average human hair is about 100 microns in diameter. Pretty small! So why does asbestos cause cancer? Asbestos is a mineral, a form of rock (to be technical, a “hydrous silicate of magnesium”) mined out of the ground. Asbestos was used to make heat-resistant materials because the fibrous structure of the mineral was found to be an incredibly effective insulator and has been found in use as early as 4000 B.C. for wicks in lamps and candles. Asbestos is unique, but the mineral itself is not chemically very different from other silicates. So what makes it so dangerous? The problem is that the fibers are so small. A fiber 10 microns in length is about the same size as the average human body cell. The fibers are sharp-ended and they cannot be broken down by the body’s immune system. Once you get asbestos in your body—between the cells—it stays there, damaging all the cells it comes into contact with. One illness associated with inhaled asbestos is Asbestosis, in which the tissue of the lungs becomes scarred and less and less able to transport oxygen into the body. Over a period of fifteen to thirty years the scarring increases and the victim loses the ability to breathe. Asbestos famously causes cancer of the lungs but also cancers of the lung and abdominal lining. The key word in the last paragraph was “inhaled.” Asbestos used as fireand soundproofing was often spray applied, leaving a lot of free asbestos dust floating around in the air. In the heyday of asbestos usage (just after World War II to the 1970’s) people simply didn’t realize the risks associated with it and installation and demolition workers and bystanders were often exposed to massive doses of asbestos dust. The situation with the pipe buried beneath Queen Elizabeth Drive is not so clear-cut. It has been proven without a doubt just how bad asbestos is to inhale but what happens if we drink it or simply bathe in it? Drinking asbestos is not good, but it is nowhere near as bad as inhaling the stuff. If you swallow something, it has an exit route from your body. But if you breathe it in, the only way it’s going to leave your lungs is if you cough it up. Asbestos in drinking water mostly passes straight through your system, bound up in the food that you’re digesting. Some particles do stay in your body, but comparatively very few. Asbestos in your intestines can cause polyps and other abnormal growths which can lead to cancers of the digestive tract, but the chance of this happening is relatively small—there are much worse things to have in your water. As far as bathing in the stuff, it might cause a slight skin irritation but not worse than the fiberglass that so many Abaconians already work with. Asbestos fibers in water can be easily removed using a filtration system. It has been shown that asbestos from a concrete/asbestos pipe does end up in the water system, but it is much more common in areas with a more acidic water supply. Acid dissolves the calcium carbonate base of the cement, and the asbestos fibers are released. Abaco’s water, however, comes from aquifers in a limestone geology and anyone who has ever boiled it or made ice cubes with it knows how prone it is to crystallizing lime (calcium carbonate). The amount of lime that is already disAsbestos: How Bad Is It? Please see Asbestos Page 27

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Page 20 The Abaconian September 15th, 2002 The Cyber Learning Center Ph: (242) 367-5757 Now OfferingPITMAN QUALIFICATIONSin• Text Production • Word Processing • Keyboarding/Touch Typing • Typewriting All Stages REGISTER NOW TO SAVE YOUR SPACELocated Upstairs AboveThe Chemist Shoppe BINGO St. John The Baptist Anglican ChurchPresents Bingo Night Every Friday Night for the month of September at the Parish Hall. Date: 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Time: 7:30 p.m.Police Report for August 13-26, 2002 As reported to The Abaconian A Murphy Town resident had a window smashed on a automobile and a radio, amplifier and CDs were stolen. Cash was stolen from a yacht at Mangoes Marina in Marsh Harbour. A wallet containing cash and credit cards was stolen from an unlocked pick-up truck on Front Street in Cooper’s Town. Burglars entered a two-bedroom apartment in Dundas Town and stole a broom, four beer and four coke sodas. A rifle was stolen from a sportfishing boat docked behind residence at Boat Harbour Marina. Entry was made by breaking open a front hatch. A Marsh Harbour resident reported that a High Banks man was having unlawful sexual intercourse with her under-age daughter. The man was arrested, suspected of unlawful sexual intercourse. Eleven persons were injured August 18 about 7:30 p.m. when their two pick-up trucks left the highway and hit a power pole. This happened south of Full Gospel Assemblies of God Church near Treasure Cay. They were all treated at the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic with six being flown to Nassau for further medical attention. The owner of an Inn in Hope Town reported that someone broke in and stole approximately six thousand dollars in cash and cheques. A fight broke out at the Airport Inn in Hard Bargain involving four men and one woman. One of the men received lacerations to his head and a bite on his back. A Murphy Town woman reported that a visiting friend stole six hundred dollars. A Murphy Town woman discovered her wallet containing $415 missing from her handbag. The wallet was later found and returned by a young girl. Two teenage girls are suspected who were in the store earlier. Someone broke into the fish house in Blackwood, stealing two bags of frozen crawfish weighing 70 pounds and valued at $508. A leather wallet containing cash, credit cards and Batelco phone cards was stolen from the vessel Ms. Charlotte docked at Mangoes Marina in Marsh Harbour. A Dundas Town man reported that his cousin was assaulted by a man known to them. A 15 HP outboard engine valued at $1,500 was stolen from a garage on Stede Bonnet Road in Marsh Harbour. Sandy Point clinic staff reported that a tenyear-old child had been sexually molested. Accompanied by her mother, the youngster told police that a black man she knew pulled off her underwear and molested her. Police that same evening arrested a 47-year-old Sandy Point man for the offense. A Cooper’s Town man reported that someone took his vehicle without his consent. Officers located the vehicle and arrested a 31-year-old for moving a vehicle without the owner’s consent and assault with a dangerous instrument, namely a car. Dundas Town woman reported that a man punched her in the neck and threw alcohol in her face. Police Report All consumers with temporary supplies are advised to have their temporary service and wiring completed by a Licensed Electrician and necessary documents submitted to BEC for inspection. Failure to comply will result in our supply to you being disconnected. BEC NoticeTemporary connections Valid for only 6 months The Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Abaco wishes to inform itsconsumers that disconnections will be carried out on all temporary supplies exceeding a six-month period.

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September 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 21 The Conch Inn Marina• Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. • Marsh Harbour’s premier marina • Full service with 80-slips • Texaco fuel stationThe Moorings Yacht Charters• The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! • Prestige Class crewed yacht charter • Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. • Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Hotel• Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views • Fresh water swimming pool • The Bistro restaurant and bar • Full service dive centerThe Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 • Fax 367-4004 Email: moorings_conchinn@oii.net www.moorings.comCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We’re waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaTides Pelican Harbor October 2002 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Three New Businesses OpenBy Anita Rolle One of the newest stores to be established on Abaco is Tropical Souvenirs in Marsh Harbour offering a wide variety of beautiful Bahamian souvenirs. The store carries straw products such as dolls, baskets, hats and bags as well as a wide variety of Bahamian postcards, Bahamian art and craft work and tshirts. An array of school supplies is available at reasonable prices from backpacks to water bottles. The store, owned and operated by Mrs. Fredericka Rolle, opened in July 2002. Locals and visitors alike patronize the business, and according to Mrs. Rolle, there has been a high percentage of return customers. Tropical Treasures is located on Don MacKay Boulevard. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Saturday including holidays. Abaco’s newest beauty supply store has opened in the Colina Building on Queen Elizabeth Drive in Marsh Harbour. Owner of P&T Beauty Supplies Penny Bain, says that the store is well equipped with the latest items for all your beauty supply needs. P & T is proud to announce that they carry The Batch, a new and popular toning complexion creme. They carry a variety of supplies for contact lenses, nail supplies, human and synthetic weaves, full head wigs and other hair supplies. P&T carries a selection of industrial size barber and beauty supplies. To enhance the variety of goods offered, they carry ladies handbags, body products, styling magazines, hosiery, and school supplies. The selection at P & T Beauty Supplies is extensive, and customers are invited to stop in between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Abaco Discount Snacks recently opened in Marsh Harbour and offers wholesale and retail supplies. Located in the Percy Archer Building on Queen Elizabeth Drive, the store offers a large variety of snacks and beverages, cereals and sweets at reasonable prices. Abaco Discount Snacks is managed by Ms Ernestine Lightbourne and is open between of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The store opened in July of this year, in time for back to school shoppers, and has seen a steady rate of return and new customers so far. Prices are competitive and the spacious surroundings make items easily accessible for customers. Business Briefs By Anita Rolle The Bank of the Bahamas Limited, which is the primary loan facility for the government scholarship loan program, has been advised to pursue scholarship recipients in arrears. It appears that most applicants did not thoroughly assess the financial implications of the program before participating. Min. Alfred Sears of the Ministry of Education stated, “I am advised by the bank that letters of action have gone out to all of the defaulters and co-borrowers and the next step will be legal action. We will not make exception for anyone.” Because of the high number of loan defaulters, this limits the number of new people who will have the opportunity to receive scholarships. It has been stated that a collection agency be hired to collect the money in order to avoid a conflict of interest. Min. Sears has set up an Education Committee which will assess the applicants and their individual needs, noting also that there needs to be a more thorough assessment by the applicants themselves. The loan program was designed in 2000 by the Cabinet and passed in the House of Assembly and Senate. Minister Sears stated, “This was a government program but it clearly needed more thought.” Of over $500,000 in arrears by scholarship loan recipients, about $90,000 has been paid to the Bank of the Bahamas by the government.Legal Action Will Be Considered Against Loan Defaulters

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Page 22 The Abaconian September 15th, 2002Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosie’s 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.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort8 rm 365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Elbow Cay Prop 43 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 22 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 50 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Island Colours + 366-0290 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154Malone Estates 18 hse + 366-0100 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hue 366-3121Hotels and House Rental AgentsMan-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooner’s Landing 5 condos 365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesia’s 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 D’s 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 Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moore’s IslandMoore’s Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeisha’s Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walker’s CayWalker’s Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire islandAbaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound+ 242-367-5576 + agents who have multiple cottages and houses T T T T T ropical ropical ropical ropical ropical Self Self Self Self Self Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage 10’ x 12’ • 12’ x 20’ • 12’ x 30’Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road • Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 • tropicalselfstorage@abacoinet.com 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.Here’s how it works .Prepay for 14 nightsreceive 4 nights freesave 22% Prepay for 28 nightsreceive 11 nights freesave 28%When you “ block buy ” 14 or 28 nights you have one full year to use your time.Prepay for 42 nightsreceive 22 nights freesave 33% Prepay for 56 nightsreceive 33 nights freesave 37%When you “ block buy ” 42 or 56 nights you have two full years to use your time. For details c all us toll free at1-888-541-1616 or 1-519-389-4846www.oceanfrontier.com A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A • Carbonless Forms • Office Stationary • Flyers • Certificates • Tickets • Brochures • Photo Scanning • Wedding/Funeral Programs • Business Cards • Envelopes • Menus • Labels • Laminations • ...MoreMonday Friday • 9 am 5 pmAbaco Print Shop Boats equipped with:VHF • Bimini Top • Cooler Anchor & Lines • Compass Dive Ladder • Life Jackets Paddle • Flares • Flashlight Fire Extinguisher • First Aid Kit30 Boats to choose from All Meticulously Maintained Our Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26’ Paramount $945 23’ Albury Bros’$840 22’ Boston Whaler$798 20’ Albury/Hydra $770 18’ Privateer $560 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 • Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com Triathon Winner Raises Money for Hope Town Causes Niels Berger, President of Tankship Transport, raised $6000 for local charities by competing in the Great Abaco Triathlon. As a “fun” wager Niels decided six months ago to compete in the Triathlon. He raised funds from many international partners and friends of Tankship Transport. Niels, originally from Sweden, trained non-stop. He just had to finish the course to get funds. Niels came first place in his section, First Timers, in 2 hours and 16 minutes. In all Niels raised directly as a result of this challenge $5000 for the Hope Town Fire and Rescue and $1000 for the Hope Town Community Pool. He is shown above presenting the payment to Mrs. Peggy Thompson. Photo by Tankship

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September 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 23 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept. 367-2000 Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept. VHF Ch 16 Trauma One Ambulance Service 367-2911 Dundas Town Fire Dept. 367-2935 or 4935 Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc VHF 16 or 366-0282 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two • Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock ...................................................... $12.00 + $3 Abaco Beach Hotel through Golden Harvest$10.00 + $3 Dove Plaza to Stop Light ................................ $10.00 + $2 Western Auto ....................................................$ 6.00 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town ......$10.00 + $3 Murphy Town or Pelican Shores .................. $14.00 + $4 Eastern Shores or Spring City ....................... $15.00 + $4 Gov. Clinic ......................................................$ 6.00 + $3 Snake Cay .................................................... $35.00 + $10 Treasure Cay B ...........................................$55.00 + $ 5 Casuarina Point ............................................. $60.00 + $10 Airport Treas. Cay B .................................$65.00 + $ 5 Bahama Palm Shores .................................. $70.00 + $10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ........................... $80.00 + $10 Crossing Rocks .......................................... $100.00 + $10 Sandy Point ................................................. $135.00 + $10 • Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Abaco Beach Hotel through Wally’s ...............$ 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 • Joe’s Creek ........................................................$35 + $5 • Black Wood ........................................................$14 + $5 • Fire Road ...........................................................$25 + $5 • Cooper’s Town ..................................................$30 + $5 • Cedar Harbour ...................................................$45 + $5 • Wood Cay ..........................................................$50 + $5 • Mount Hope ....................................................... $55 + $5 • Fox Town ...........................................................$60 + $5 • Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven .....................$65 + $5 • Marsh Harbour Round Trip ...............................$85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour .................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joe’s Creek ......................................$25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..............................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks ................................................$7 + $5From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 Waiting Time $12 Per Hour Air Lines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau & Moores Island ............... 367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale ................................ 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Laud erdale ............................ 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 Walker’s Cay Walker’s Cay Marina 75....F...... 353-1252 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House ................45......F...... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club ......32......F...... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina ..15................ 365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F...... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service.10......F...... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F...... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26 ......F...... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183 ......F...... 367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F...... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F...... 367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes ...................29......F...... 367-2366 Port of Call................24......F...... 367-2287 Abaco Yacht Haven....7................ 367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16................ 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways................... 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina.... ....6......F...... 366-0154 Sea Spray.................24......F...... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F...... 365-0083 Guana Cay Guana Beach Resort.22 ......F...... 365-5133 Orchid Bay................32......F...... 365-5175Boats coming from U.S. can clear Customs at Walker’s 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 Cooper‘s Town Gov. Clinic..... 365-0300 Green Turtle Cay Gov. Clinic.. 365-4028 Hope Town Gov. Clinic............. 366-0108 Sandy Point Gov. Clinic........... 366-4010 Treasure Cay Corbett Clinic..... 365-8288 Dive ShopsMarsh Harbour Dive Abaco ........................................... 367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive Center .................. 367-4646 Hope Town Dave’s Dive Shop ................................ 366-0029 Froggies .............................................. 366-0024 Treasure Cay Treasure Divers ................................... 365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures .................. 365-8111 Green Turtle Cay Brendal’s Dive Shop ............................ 365-4411 Green Turtle Divers ............................. 365-4271Guana Cay Dive Shop ................... 365-5178Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop .................. 365-6013 Rentals Bikes & Scooters • Boats • Cars & Carts Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals.............................. 367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ...................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................... 367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals ............................ 367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals ......................... 367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals ...................... 367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals ......................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars.. 367-4643 Rich’s 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 Donnie’’s 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 Cat’s Paw Boat Rentals....................... 366-0380 Dave’s 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 Cas’s Carts......................................... 365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals ........................ 365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals ............................ 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals................................. 365-8465 Rich’s 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 notedAlbury’s 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 ‡5 (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 ‡6:45 am 10:15 1:15 pm 3:305:30 Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh Harbour 30 minute trip 8 am11:30 2:30 pm 4:45Fare • OneWay / Round Trip Adult $ 8/$12 Children $4/$6 Charters any time • Phone 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries leave from Crossing Beach Guana Cay and Scotland Cay ferries leave from Conch Inn ‡ Workman’s special Mondays thru Fridays from Union Jack DockGreen Turtle FerryGreen Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t • Daily 8 am 9 11 12:15pm 1:303 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay • Daily 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult fare $7 (Children $3) • Round trip $11 Additional to some destinations • Charter any time Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Channel 16Abaco AdventuresTreasure Cay to Guana Cay Wed & Sat 10 am, return 5 pm $25 Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sun 11, 12:30, 4, return 11:45, 3 & 5 Treasure C. to Man-O-War & Hope T Thur 10 am, return3:30 $35Charters available Phone 365-8749 VHF Channel 16Pinder’s Ferry Service Connects Abaco & Grand Bahama Approximately 1 hour trip Crown Haven to McLean’ s Town Daily 7:30 am & 2:30 pm McLean’s 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 McLean’s Town AND bus service to and from Marsh Harbour at Crown Haven. Rental automobiles at both terminals. Sandy Point Patrick Roberts ....... 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows. 366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ......... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ....... 366-4175 Links Adderly ......... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ....... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder ......... 366-2163 Jay Sawyer.......... 367-3941 Justin Sands .......... 367-3526 Terrance Davis ....... 367-4464 Danny Sawyer ...... 367-3577 Man-O-War David Albury .......... 365-6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer ....... 366-2111 Will Sawyer .............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ................. 366-2107 Junior Albury ............. 366-3058 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ........... 366-0133 North Abaco O’Donald 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 ........... 365-4261 Visitors’ Guide Restaurants • 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 ..................$.............. 367-2301 Henry’s Jerk Center...........$.............. 367-5959 Jamie’s Place .....................$.............. 367-2880 Jib Room........... ...............$$.............. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch).......... 367-2615 Mackerals ......................................................... Mangoes ........................$$$.............. 367-2366 Mavis Country Kitchen.......$.............. 367-2002 Pop’s Place........................$....+..... 367-3796 Sapodill..........................$$$ .............. 367-2498 Sea Shells..........................$.............. 367-4460 Snack Shack......................$....+..... 367-4005 Snappas .............................$.............. 367-3278 Subway .............................................. 367-2798 Wallys............................$$$.............. 367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn .................$.............. 367-2022 Murphy Town Lazy Parrot SC Bootle Hwy............. 367-5331 Hope Town Abaco Inn .......................$$$.............. 366-0133 Boat House ......................$$.............. 366-0065 Cap’n Jacks.......................$.............. 366-0247 Club Soleil......................$$$.............. 366-0003 Harbour’s Edge ................$$.............. 366-0087 Hollywood Temptations H T Harbour Lodge ...........$$.............. 366-0095 Munchies ...........................$....+..... 366-0423 Rudy’s Place..................$$$.....‡..... 366-0062 Man-O-War Pavilion ..............................$.............. 365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................. 365-6380 Guana Cay Guana Seaside ...............$$$.............. 365-5106 Nippers..........................$$$ .............. 365-5143 Mermaid Cafe .................$$$.............. 365-5137 Orchard Bay Treasure Cay Florence’s Cafe ..................$ Harbour Cafe... ...................$.............. 365-8635 Hudson’s Delight.................$.............. 365-8648 Island Boil & Sports Bar...$$.............. 365-8849 Spinnaker Restaurant ......$$$.............. 365-8469 Touch of Class ................$$$.............. 365-8195 Traveller’s Rest .................................... 365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House .....................$$$.............. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$.............. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club ...........$$$.............. 365-4271 Laura’s Kitchen .................$$.............. 365-4287 McIntosh’s Restaurant........$.............. 365-4625 New Plymouth Inn.........$$$.............. 365-4161 Plymouth Rock Cafe........................... 365-4234 Rooster’s Rest.. ................$$.............. 365-4066 Wrecking Tree Rest. Harbour Caf (ferry dock)...$....+..... 365-8635 Sandy Point Big J’s................................$.............. 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 Closed till Oct 10 Closed till Oct Closed till Nov 3 Closed Closed till Oct 1 Closed till Nov 17 Closed till Oct 30 Closed till Oct 1 Closed till Nov 8

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Page 24 The Abaconian September 15th, 2002 Donna Sands, Agent forReal Estate andRental Cottages Waterfront or Hilltop Homes and Lots for Sale • Home Fun in the Sun • Go Fishing or Diving • Explore the Islands • Discover our BeachesGolf Cart & Bike RentalsTel: 365-5195 VHF 16 Young LoversOn Great Guana CayBetween the Deep Blue Ocean and the Turquoise Sea of Abaco Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 3 bed / 3 bath 15 ft. wide slip $266,000 Phase II 3 bed / 3 bath 12 ft. wide slip $266,000 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg. 3 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip $182,000 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”/ “Harbour’s 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.netMember SOLD VACANT LOTS AVALABLE • Windward Beach / Oceanfront beginning at $150,000 • Canal Front beginning at $99,000 • Golf Course / Interior beginning at $25,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250I myself try to work closely with several of the big guns but still can’t seem to please them. I have asked for some assistance with that trench on Spring City’s road some months back but I guess they ignored me. Also the S.C. Bootle Highway has not been cleaned for sometime. I have asked about that also and can’t seem to come up with any good answers either. Whenever the road is cut or the streets are patched properly, we hear nothing. But whenever there is a dry spell, all you can hear is they don’t work ever. Try taking in some of the dust that I often have to deal with and tell me if you like it. I truly hope that one day we can sit down like men and women and make Abaco a special place instead of a war zone. Yours truly, Big SixComplaint Against UtilitiesDear Mr. Editor, I would like to take a moment to voice complaints against the local utility corporations, specifically Batelco and Water & Sewage Corporation. About five months ago I requested, in writing, that Batelco turn off my cell phone with the understanding that I would receive my security deposit. I was told that they would have to fax my request to Nassau. I waited for awhile during which time I still continued to receive bills for a phone that should not have been in operation. I visited Batelco’s office on occasion to get my security deposit with little success. I was always told to return at a later date. Finally, five months and two letters later, my cell phone has been successfully turned off, but I have yet to receive my security deposit. In addition, about four or five months ago Water and Sewage workers were running underground pipes in Pole Lane, and they placed the main valves at the edge of the road. Unfortunately, the main valves are always leaking and water runs into the yard of Sunshine Trucking, making it swampy and giving the area a rather unpleasant smell. My boss wrote letters to Water and Sewage in an effort to have them resolve the problem but so far nothing has been done to resolve the situation. A while later I myself saw Water and Sewage workers again in the vicinity. I reminded them of the problem and asked if they could come and see what should be done. Told that they would come as soon as they finished the job that they were working on, I returned to Sunshine Trucking to wait for their arrival. I am still waiting. This should not have to be tolerated. This is poor service, reflecting a lousy standard. Something must be done and done quickly. Sincerely, C. Turnquest Mor Mor Mor Mor Mor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor LettersFrom Page 9

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September 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 25 In operation since 1997 New Commuter service to Marsh Harbour Since August 2, 2002 Friday and Monday Service Saturday for groups of six or more $199* RT Palm Beach to Marsh Harbour $299* RT Orlando/ Sanford to Marsh Harbour Service available to other Abaco airports For more information please call 800-849-6999 in the US or 904 829 3605 in the Bahamas*Plus applicable taxes Abaco Marine Construction“Quality Marine Construction”242-366-0224 • Fx 242-366-0434 • email: docks@hopetown.comDocks • Sea Walls Marinas • DredgingAll stainless steel fastenersDesign • Drafting • Permitting • Etc.Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MORECALL/FAX365-8749ORemail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORPBy Theresa Pinder In June members of the First Abaco Cub Scouts, now “linked up” to the First Abaco Scout Troop, attended Camp McConnell in Micanopy, Florida. When the idea first originated in 2000, it was intended to send Cubs to a Scout camp, but the Cubs were not old enough. Camp McConnell, run by the YMCA, turned out to be a very promising alternative. The first trip was a great success, opening doors to the possibility of further visits by the Cubs. The trip was made again last year and involved most of the First Abaco Cub Pack. To defray the cost of the trip, the Abaco Cub Pack held various fund-raisers. A portion of the money raised is used in various community projects including the Rotary Club, AARF, the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department and Trauma One. Funds were also used to provide a kayaking trip and Heritage trip to Nassau for the Cub Pack. This year a portion of funds was used to send four Pack members to camp. Philip Fernander and Stephan Johnson stayed for two Abaco Scouts Attend U.S. Camp weeks, and Alexander Wilmore and Jason Evans spent an entire month at Camp McConnell. From West Palm Beach the campers went by bus to Camp McConnell. Following the five-hour trip, the first evening is spent settling in the new campers. Despite the newness of the experience, the Cubs did not find it difficult to integrate themselves into camp life. Campers and counselors were friendly, and the camp provided a variety of social activities that allow the campers to intermingle. Camp McConnell exposed the Cubs to many experiences not available here on Abaco. Cubs could participate in horseback riding and learn the rudiments of archery and riflery. Already equipped with a outside basketball court, baseball diamond and swimming pool, the camp is presently expanding its facilities to include a covered basketball court, a nine-hole golf course, and a skate park. The Cubs were able to enjoy another aspect of camp life, without which no camp would be complete: the traditional camp legend. Camp McConnell’s ghost, “Peg-Leg Pete,” was a former counselor at the camp. According to the legend, Pete was out walking the camp grounds one evening where he had an unfortunate encounter with an alligator. He suffered the loss of part of a leg and was forced to replace it with a wooden peg. Now he spends his time wandering the camp grounds, lamenting his fate and searching for unwary campers. Overall, it is was a great learning experience for the Cubs, who were exposed to different cultures and lifestyles, different attitudes and different activities. It allowed the possibility for self-growth as well as being an enjoyable experience for the Abaco Cubs. Cubs Jason Evans and Alexander Wilmore would definitely repeat the experience again. Acting District Commissioner Sandra Evans says that there are plans to continue similar ventures in the coming year but with an even greater aim: to make this a district wide affair. Hopefully, next year Scouts from the entire Abaco District, Sandy Point to Fox Town, will receive an opportunity for new learning experiences. 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 month Marsh Harbour-#02342 acres of prime residential property. Runs 190+ft on the water, and features elevations that present lovely views of the Sea Of Abaco. Call for more info. Great Guana Cay-#0195-Magnificent beachfront property available. Runs 70' on the powder white beach by 250' deep. $240,000 Royal Harbour-#0233vacant harbourfront lot with boat slip already seawalled and has a dock. 18,000sq. ft, desired location $250,000 Marsh Harbour-#02324/2 home with carport, central A/C, and mostly furnished. Sits on large property in a growing commercial area, would be ideal location for a commercial venture. Call for details Cherokee Sound-#13593/1 home in picturesque town, private patio, mostly furnished, and is well kept. Close to conveniences. Call for more details! 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 Properties Casuarina Point-#13923/1 canalfront home, sits on double lot, two docks, 391' of canal frontage. Many extras. JUST REDUCED Appraised at $350,000 Listed at $289,000September 15, 2002

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Page 26 The Abaconian September 15th, 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.MARSH HARBOUR Leslie A. Pinder Sharon E. PinderTel: 242-367-5046 Fax: 242-367-5045ELBOW CAY & HOPE TOWN Kerry SullivanTel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 email: kerry@abacoinet.comBAHAMA PALM SHORES Two residential lots, with all utilities $25,000 each. EASTERN 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 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 www.damianos.comLUBBERS QUARTERS Laurie SchreinerTel: 242-366-3143 ELBOW CAY & HOPE TOWN LUBBERS & TILLOOUnder Contract Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties • New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 • Fax 242-366-0434 J & J ELECTRIC BILL 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 By Isobel Sherman Bridgette Bowyer Carey is a talented artist making her home on Tilloo Cay with her husband Donnie Carey. Bridgette, originally from Germany, studied art there before moving to the United States where she continued to study art. She settled in South Carolina where she painted her watercolors using the wet-on-wet technique. This technique involves wetting the paper before applying the watercolors. It has to be done very quickly and Bridgette is quick to admit she tears up approximately 60 percent of her paintings because of the use of this technique. Watercolor is a fast medium but wet-on-wet is even faster. The paper is wet thoroughly before any paint is applied.. When the paint is applied to the soaked paper, it literally blooms like a flower so She must work fast to have her values of darks, lights and mid-tones before she actually puts the paint in the paper. She does this by making sketches beforehand, planning her colours and values. With this painting style the transparency of the water becomes the dominating element in her unusual style. Since moving to the Bahamas, Bridgette has painted numerous Bahamian scenes and her paintings reflect her deep love and appreciation for the natural wonders of the Bahamas. She has exhibited in Nassau and at various art shows on Abaco. For many years she painted scenes on driftwood and these paintings were so popular with clients that she spent most all of her time painting on driftwood which she collected on trips to various beaches on Abaco. The summer of 1999 she made a decision to resume her watercolor painting full time. Needless to say, the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd made it almost impossible to find any suitable driftwood. In 2001 Bridgette began marketing prints of her paintings. The prints are very high quality, and she has joined the ranks of many artists on Abaco by marketing prints of their works. In the past few months she has put out a line of note cards. She and her husband have spent months perfecting the technique as they produce the cards themselves at their home on Tilloo. She waits for the perfect day, which is a sunny morning so she can photograph it with her digital camera. She then manipulates the photo on the computer to get the colours exactly like the painting. When she has the “perfect” image of her painting, she prints a copy out on high quality paper. The cards are large, five inches by seven inches, and it is hard to believe they were printed from a computer image. Currently her cards are for sale at several shops in Hope Town including Ebb Tide and Iggy Biggy. In Marsh Harbour her cards are sold at Iggy Biggy and will soon be in other shops as well as in Man-O-War. An Artist and Her New Endeavor The lighthouse in Hope Town is one of the popular landmarks which artists enjoy putting in their artwork. The above painting, originally done as a water color, is now available as a print, available at several shops locally.

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September 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 27 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 OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERTIES ERTIES ERTIES ERTIES ERTIESOn Green Turtle Cay : The beach: Charming furnished cottage on 1/3 acre with ocean view. Firm $236,000 • 1.46 acres on Atlantic Ocean. 135' on beach. $480,000• Two one-third acre lots on Bight O Bay beach. 90' frontage. $222,000 each• Fourteen lots across from Bight O Bay Beach. Water front on Inner White Sound. 1/2 acre and up. Starting at $78,650• One-third acre on Atlantic Ocean beach. 66’ frontage. $183,000White Sound: Four inland lots within 5 minute walk of waterfront and public dock. $47,200 each• Newly finished, furnished, three bed two bath house near Green Turtle Club. A/C throughout. 1/2 acre. Five minute walk to beach. Very private $670,000Quiet waterfront: Furnished two bed, two bath with views of Black Sound. Use of shared private 100’ dock. 1/3 acre. $335,000Green Turtle Estates: 1/2 acre only 125 feet from ocean beach. Firm $183,000 1/4 acre inland lot within five minutes walk from beach. $42,000 G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-242-365-4234 • Fax 1-242-365-4636 e-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs • www.go-abacos.com/oceanblu Bluff Harbour: Two water front lots 140' total frontage. Dock site.Gorgeous views $430,000 • Furnished private home. Three bedrooms, three baths plus caretaker cottage. 2000’ water front. Secluded. One acre. Boat ramp and dock site. Needs repair.Inner White Sound: Two bedroom suites; 3 bath: Kit/liv/dining fully furnished villa on water. In pristine condition. Good rental income. $275,000• Four unit income producing 2 bed 1 bath apartment complex. Fully furnished. Water views. Dock. Laundry. Two years old $700,000 plus closing• Three-fifths acre. Five minutes walk to beach. Owner needs to sell. $42,000• Stunning new home. Interior still under construction. All materials on site to complete. Truck. Golf cart. 2 bed 2 bath. A/C throughout. Views of ocean, Guana Cay and Sea of Abaco. $775,500Coco Bay: 1/3 acre, 75’ x 185’, about 3 min walk to beach. $59,000 2.1 acre inland tractOn 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 OFF THE MARKET UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT OFF THE MARKET UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT 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 solved in the water makes it unlikely that the cement in the pipes will be significantly degraded any time soon. In my opinion there is no real reason to dig up these pipes and replace them with PVC (which is associated with its own set of possible carcinogens). The worst danger posed by asbestos/cement pipes is to the workers who install them. If they breathe in the dust as they cut the pipes, they are exposing themselves to developing Asbestosis, lung cancer and Mesothelioma later on in life. Even without a filtration system, bathing in water that flows through the concrete/asbestos pipes is probably not going to significantly affect your health. Drinking the unfiltered water is not the best idea, but the amount of asbestos that is likely to be present in town water is pretty small. Your health might be more adversely affected by the amount of chlorine used to treat the water than the asbestos in the pipes it flows through. Stella Artois Donates to Regatta On September 6 Art Sands, left center, presented a check from Stella Artois, the new Belgian beer sold by Bristol Cellers, to Immigration Officer Errol Ferguson, right center, for sponsorship of the Class C trophies in the All Abaco Regatta. Assisting in the presentation are Bristol Cellars employees Ms. Khadijam Davis and Ms. Lillian Forbes. AsbestosFrom Page 19

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Page 28 The Abaconian September 15th, 2002 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE Marsh Harbour: Waterfront lot on the Sweeting’s 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 Sweeting’s 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 ESTATE BAHAMAS 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. Sweetings Tract 2 2 bed/2 bath apts., furnished including water and gas. $1100 month. Call 367-2660 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. This fenced in area has electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet for just $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 3596658 Western Auto building, 6000 sq. ft. on Don MacKay Blvd. Very reasonably priced. Interested persons call Johnnie Pinder at 367-2442 days 367-2052 nights COMMERCIAL RENTALS 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 Dundas Town 1.34 acres, Lot #91. Asking price $65,000, Negotiable, Cash deal basis only, 10% down payment. Call 242-373-6638 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 Great Cistern 1 bed furnished apt. with large sun deck overlooking Sea of Abaco. $650/ monthly including cable and water. Call 3674009 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS 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 Dundas Town split level house 3 bed/1 bath, 2 bed/1 bath with basement. Includes 1 bed cottage in rear. Call 367-3177 or 357-6656. E lbow Cay’s 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 Elbow Cay ocean front home, brand new, custom built by builder, 80’ wide lot, 2 bed 2 bath upstairs, 1 bed apt. downstairs, Walk to Sea Spray. Owner will finance. Call 321-784-0163 or leave message for Cliff at 366-0065 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 561308-2106 or 828-926-5384 FOR SALE 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. 3523935 or 367-2037 Murphy Town lot 100’ x 100’, Ocean view $25,000. Call 366-0583 Mr. Justin McDonaldOn having completed his CPA Certificate. Justin is a graduate of Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, and Wesley College in Abaco. Love is extended from your mother, Sheila McDonald, your grandmother Oria Burrows, your cousins, other family members and friends in Nassau and Abaco. Best wishes as you move forward in your career at Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants in Nassau.CONGRATULATIONSare extended toThe Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club, Abaco Chapter, recently purchased 40 electric floor-fans for distribution to senior citizens in local communities. This donation was the most recent in a variety of civic-related projects that the local-based motorcycle club has been responsible for. The Club wishes to thank the following for their invaluable assistance in acquiring the fans: Mr. Tony Sands, Costrite Ltd., Nassau Mr. Ian Roberts, Solomon’s, Marsh Harbour Mr. Rex Albury, Solomon’s Marsh Harbour, Scurvy Few member They would also like to thank the following for assisting in the distribution of the fans: Angie Collie Bianca Thompson Gene Ferguson Dr. Marc Binard, Scurvy Few member Shown above is Dr. Marc Binard presenting a fan to Inez Gaitor backbiting and tearing down each other. The Zion Church in Murphy Town expressed its appreciation to Pastor Lewis with monetary gifts and a personal computer. Pastor Lewis, a very humble man of God, was appreciative of the gifts and accolades. He left a couple days later for a much needed rest.Youth Celebration of PraiseThe Youth Department of Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town will celebrate a week of Praise and Worship from September 23-29, 2002. The event will highlight talented ChurchFrom Page 12 young speakers, soloists and choirs. The main speaker will be Rev. Benjamin Smith from Nassau. Teenage speakers will include Keith Kemp and Felicity Simms, who will speak on topics related to young people. In order to raise funds for the week of special services, the department will host a Souse-Out on September 14 in the church • 2630 sq. ft. building • 15,000 sq. ft. lot • 2 story with air conditioned offices upstairs and downstairs • 4 phone lines • 2 bathrooms downstairs, 1 bathroom and kitchenette upstairs • 14’ roll up door serving full 2 story warehouse area • private water well • close to downtown Marsh Harbour, off Don MacKay Blvd.basement. Youth Pastor, Leroy Thompson and Youth President Emma Dawkins are looking forward to an exciting time for the youth. Youth Departments from other Baptist churches will attend. Plan to be a part of this exciting time of praise.Price on request. Call 367-2598FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT Retail & Office Space Located in one of the most charming commercial buildings in Marsh Harbour. Busy up-scale retail area, constant foot traffic. Ground floor available. Call: 367-3262 ext. 201 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE

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September 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 29Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Houses and Land For Sale or RentClassified Advertisements PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE 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 Ltd 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! Susan’s 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 SELL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY REAL ESTATE IN ABACOSandy Point 3 bed, 1 bath 13,545 sq. ft. Lot #119 Murphy Town Vacant Land 108’ x 104” Lot 78B Dundas Town 2 storey, 4 bed, 2 bath on acre Lot #25 Dundas Town 3-2 bed, 1 bath triplex 9,000 sq. ft. Lot #18BOffers should be addressed in writing to: M. Gardiner/Ms. M. T. Rolle P.O. Box AB20567 Marsh Harbour, AbacoFor conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact M. Gardiner/Ms. M. T. Rolle at (242) 367-2141, 367-2142 Abaco. Serious enquiries only may be considered for qualified purchasers. Interested persons in Nassau may contact Mr. Jones at 242-502-3024Murphy Town 3 bed, 2 bath Hill top Lot 67 Murphy Town Vacant Land 9,000 S. Ft. Lot #38 Murphy Town Vacant land 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #65 LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A T T T T 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 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 Y Y Y Y Y achtsman’ achtsman’ achtsman’ achtsman’ achtsman’ s Dr s Dr s Dr s Dr s Dr eam – eam – eam – eam – eam – Located at the head of beautiful Black Sound. 1 acre plot complete with a 125 ft. dock. Near to beach and settlement. $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 down 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 Harbour Little Harbour Little Harbour Little Harbour Little Harbour Well protected lot in White Sound with deep water dock, 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 – hilltop lots with breathtaking views of the harbour. Water front lots also available. Starting at $7,200 $7,200 $7,200 $7,200 $7,200 down Fantastic Starter Home – Fantastic Starter Home – Fantastic Starter Home – Fantastic Starter Home – Fantastic Starter Home – Foundation with cistern already complete in quiet residential neighbourhood. Building plans included. $9,500 $9,500 $9,500 $9,500 $9,500 down Beachfront – Beachfront – Beachfront – Beachfront – Beachfront – 330’ frontage 800’ deep located on Long Bay Beach. Ideal for small resort or luxurious estate. $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 per water front foot. Gr Gr Gr Gr Gr een Teen T een T een T een T ur ur ur ur ur tle Estates – tle Estates – tle Estates – tle Estates – tle Estates – 3/3 two story home. Scenic views. Furnished, stand-by generator, boat, golf cart and more. Very motivated seller, $850,000 $850,000 $850,000 $850,000 $850,000 make of make of make of make of make of fer fer fer fer fer. Coco Bay Coco Bay Coco Bay Coco Bay Coco Bay1 acres of elevated land 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 T Split Level T Split Level T Split Level T Split Level T ownhouse ownhouse ownhouse ownhouse 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 W W W W W ater ater ater ater ater fr fr fr fr fr ont – ont – ont – ont – ont – two 1 acre waterfront lots in Blackwood $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 each T TT T T r r r r r easur easur easur easur 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 EXCLUSIVE AFFLIATE OFSotheby’sINTERNA TIONAL REALTY Located in “The Pink Building” Royal Harbour Village Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIES Bahama Palm Shores. 1/2 acre home site directly on the beach. #6830 $94,900 Bahama Palm Shores. 1 1/2 acre home site across from beach. #5731 $54,900 Bahama Palm Shores. Choice selection of lovely home sites starting at $14,500 Great Abaco Club Well priced home site near channel to sea. #6255 $199,000 Great Cistern. Cozy beach front 2/2 cottage. Views, mooring. #5259 $299,000 Great Cistern. 1/2 acre home site, super elevation, 360 views. #4988 $49,900 Guana Cay Beach front 2/1 cottage, super views! Income. #6588 $375,000 Leisure Lee. + acre beach front home site. Build now. #5272. $233,500 Long Beach. Selection of home sites in secluded community, starting at $28,500 Long Beach. 3/3 home. super views. All offers considered! #4032. $295,000. Marsh Harbour. Near Boat Harbour, single family / duplex lot. #6351. $120,000 Marsh Harbour 3/2 home on Sea of Abaco. All new interior. #6493. $590,000. Scotland Cay acre plus home site. 150’ frontage for dock. #6180. $245,000 RENT AL PROPERTIES Regattas. Fully furnished & equipped 2/2 2nd floor unit available for long term rental, 6-month minimum. Harbour views, pool, tennis. First, last, security & references. $1800/mo. Great Cistern. 1 bed / 1 bath cottage on the Sea of Abaco. 6 mo. minimum. First, last and security. $750/mo. 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 Treasure Cay “Paradise Found” luxury home right on your own beach. Search no more. Fantastic ocean views from every room. Gorgeous new tropical decor with all amenities included. Three bedrooms, three and one half baths plus three outdoor hot showers. Easily accommodates up to 14 people. Two car garages with apartment. Rooftop sunset deck and extra large decking area to the beach. Built-in propane stainless steel grilling area. Paved semi circular drive with lushly landscaped grounds and and accent light all around. Truly “One in a Million.” Offered at $2.5 million. Please contact Dr. William or Dana Domeyer at 561-738-0996 Turtle Rocks beach front home almost 1 acre, fabulous views, gated community. Call 407-3896075 Your AdCould Be Here Call 367-3202

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Page 30 The Abaconian September 15th, 2002 R O Fo R O Fo R O Fo R O Fo R O Fo x Bus Ser x Bus Ser x Bus Ser x Bus Ser x Bus Ser vice vice vice vice vice Connecting with the Ferry to Grand Bahama Marsh Harbour to Crown Haven & All Towns in BetweenFor information call 242-477-5286 or 242-365-2074 Rocky Farms informs the public thatMr. Winston Knowlesis no longer employed by the farm, has no association with Rocky Farms and is not authorized to transact any business on behalf of Rocky Farms.BEC presented three bullet-proof vests to Insp. Leeland Russell of the Marsh Harbour Police Department in appreciation of the service the police provides BEC when they make their revenue collections. Mr. Russell thanked BEC for their generosity and appealed to the wider public to support the police. “This does not have to be money or material things,” he stated, “but may be as simple as information on events of interest to the police which would be of great assistance in their work.” Assisting in the presentation at the BEC office were, left to right, Ms. Vashti Albury, Mr. Benjamin Beneby, Manager of Abaco operations, Inspector Leland Russell, Mr. Everette Strachan, BEC controller, and Ms. Latoya Lightbourne. BEC Present Bullet Proof Vests Ms. Ginnie Sawyer of Abaco Insurance Company presented a generous check to Mr. Colyn Albury of the newly formed Abaco Crash and Rescue Association. This volunteer organization is raising funds for outfitting a vehicle for removing victims from a variety of accidents. Abaco Insurance Donates To Abaco Crash and Rescue

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September 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 31 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Outboard Engines All Mercurys Contact National Marine 30 HP$100090 HP$3800 125 HP $4000200 HP $5000 Call 367-2326 2000 Yamaha Wave Runner XA1200Y 155 HP engine, 68 hrs, with trailer and canvas cover. $5995 OBO Call 367-3186 22’ Aquasport with Inboard/Outboard. Sound hull, console, built-in tank, storage bins, some canvas, needs new engine. $3000 firm. Call Willard Bethel at 366-0033 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 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. Bobby’s Fine Carpentry is now reopened for business. Call Juan Bobby at 367-2184 or 3759978 Tupperware Place your order today. Call 5598206 or 365-2233 93 Subaru Legacy station wagon. $3000. Call 367-4643 95 Jeep Cherokee, low mileage, good condition, A/C, P/S, P/B. $8500. Call 365-4695 95 Honda Domani 38,000 KM 4-door, A/C, CD, left rear door damaged $7500 OBO 4775679 95 Mercury Villager, 7 passenger, new A/C, new tires, clean in & out, serviced regularly. $10,500. Phone 367-2992 98 Honda Odyssey Van 30,000 miles, excellent condtion. $19,000. 367-4616 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 XP 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 Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 3672111 Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 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 Cleaning lady to work Monday through Friday. Call 559-8512 Female seeks secretarial/admin Work exp. 20 years. Honest, dedicated, pleasant personality. Call Ms. Armstrong 242-324-1029 after 6 p.m. 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 EMPLOYMENT WANTED Supply DepotHotel, Restaurant and Commercial SuppliesBlue WarehouseGovernment Subdivision Marsh HarbourPh/Fax 367-2128Call us or stop by Noni Juice100% NoniGod made it. We sell it. The health results are almost unreal.Phone 366-2111 • Tammy 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 Mike Malone said that they would submit a budget for security but there was no guarantee that the money for security would come. Ms Sandy Walker, coordinator of the Adolescent Reproductive Health Unit on Abaco, asked parents to participate in a two-day Adolescent Reproductive Health Workshop on September 19 and 20. The purpose of the workshop is to educate parents in the areas of adolescent and reproductive health so that they can better communicate with their teenagers. At the completion of the workshop the participating parents will receive a certificate. Resource persons from the Aids Secretariat and Ministry of Health will be assisting her.Central Abaco Primary SchoolBy Isobel Sherman Central Abaco Primary School opened its doors on September 2 to a record number of students. As of August 31 Mrs. Eunice Mills, Principal, said that the school would approach the 700-student mark and may go over it. Five new teachers were added to the staff and each grade has four classes. There is one preschool class at the school.Mr. Thompson Is off to Guana CayBy Cindy Armbrister Popular sports teacher at the Central Abaco Primary, Mr. Leroy Thompson, accepted the invitation to fill in for Principal Chere Pinder of the Guana Cay School while she is on sick leave. According to Mr. Thompson, he loves working with children and this was an excellent opportunity to help others in a crisis. Though his schedule has changed and he is “marooned” until the 5 p.m. ferry arrives each day to transport him back to the mainland, he is in very high spirits and seems to be enjoying it immensely. He is greatly missed at Central Abaco Primary but the post is temporary. SchoolFrom Page 11

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