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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 10, NUMBER 19, OCTOBER 1st, 2002 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #5050 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 7571 N.W. 78th St. Medley, FL 33166-7530 Forward and Address Correction 6th Work Boat Regatta Attracts CrowdAbaco Rage Wins Class A Championship Dep. Prime Minister Tours AbacoForest Heights Students Earn Top HonoursBy Gae Meeson September 19 will go down in history as one of our most exciting days on the Forest Heights Academy campus. It was the day we heard Radio Abaco announce that 10 of our students had received the accolades of being named Top Students on Abaco. For the BGCSE 1st place Bianca Bethel 7 As, 3 Bs, 1 C 2nd place Theresa Pinder 6 As 2, Bs, 1 C 3rd place Dexter Russell 5 As, 1 B, 1 C 4th place Marsha Sands 3 As, 4 Bs, 1 C 5th Jamie Benjamin 2 As, 5 Bs, 2 Cs 6th Kristen Pearce 3 As, 4 Bs, 1 C, 1 D For the BJC 1st place Raenell Lowe 4 As, 2 Bs 2nd place Gabrielle Hardeen 4 As, 2 Bs 3rd Miranda McIntosh 3 As, 2 Bs, 1 C Please see School Page 12 The Running Tide, a Class A work boat from Long Island is shown racing in the All Abaco Regatta held on September 20 and 21. These work boats, without a ballasted keel, use a pry with the crew scrambling out as needed to form a moveable ballast. The smaller Class B and Class C boats raced for the two day event giving nine races total. Racing was compressed into two days to reduce expenses and to accommodate the schedule of the freight boats bringing the boats to Abaco.Raccoons Are Moving SouthRaccoons are now a common sight at the S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town where they find food plentiful. The Duputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Cynthia Mother Pratt spent Sepember 12 and 13 on Abaco acquainting herself with the communities, in particular she was interested in the problems the towns face with crime as she is the Minister of National Security. She is shown above walking in Hope Town with Mr. Alexander Williams, Senior Administrator for Central Abaco, center, and Mr. Jeff Key, Deputy Chief Councillor for the Hope Town District. The sixth All Abaco Regatta was held on September 20-21 on the waters between the Treasure Cay ferry dock and Green Turtle Cay. A total of 18 boats competed with seven boats in Class A, five boats in Class B and six boats in Class C. The weather cooperated so the boats had great sailing on both days. In past years there have been problems with the weather both with shipping the boats here and with sailing. One year, 1999, no boats were able to come and again in 2000 only three boats came to compete with the local boat, the Abaco Rage The races are unique in that the boats begin racing with their anchors set and their sails down. At the signal of the start of the race, one group of crew members will haul in the anchor as rapidly as possible bringing the boat into the wind allowing the rudder to take effect. During this time a second group is scrambling to hoist the sail allowing the wind to catch the sail, maintaining the forward motion. Under the theme Lets Do It Again this regatta is the last one to be organized by Mr. Everette Hart on Abaco. Mr. Hart was Senior Administrator for Central Abaco until his transfer to Exuma in August. He came back for the celebration. But he regretfully told the audience, This is the last time. Please see Regatta Page 18 By Anita Rolle The first female in the Bahamas to occupy the position of Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Cynthia Mother Pratt, recently made her first official visit to Abaco on a familiarization tour of South, Please see Pratt Page 2

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Page 2 The Abaconian October 1st, 2002 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL New Schedule as of March 10th, 2002In Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour Open Daily 365 Days a YearBreakfast 7 a.m. 11:30 a.m.Lunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.Dinner 6 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Diner Reservations RecommendedTel: 367-2158Located in the Abaco Beach Resort Anglers Restaurant presents international cuisine with an island flair in a casual waterfront setting. One of the most popular restaurants in the Abacos, Anglers serves breakfast, lunch & dinner every day of the year.You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and delicious menu. delicious menu. delicious menu. delicious menu. delicious menu. bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICEICE ICEICE ICE RENTRENT RENTRENT RENT ALAL ALAL AL BIKESBIKES BIKESBIKES BIKESDeputy Prime Minister Tours Abaco The Hon. Cynthia Mother Pratt made her first official visit to Abaco which included touring three Abaco cays. She is Minister of National Security and wanted to acquaint herself with the communities so she will be better able to direct her Ministry. Shown on the left she is talking with Brianna Bethel at the Great Guana Cay All Age School which is the smallest on Abaco. To the right she is talking with Mr. Haziel Albury of Man-O-War on the ferry dock there. With them is Mr. Walter Sweeting, Chief Councillor for the Hope Town District. North and Central Abaco and included several of the Cays. At the helm of Minister of National Security, she is making an effort to visit as many islands as possible to get a first hand view of the conditions that police officers are working under. Her extensive tour of the various facilities around the island constituted a renewed effort on the new governments part to foster closer ties with agencies such as the police force. Limited resources have been an ongoing issue on Abaco, as personnel cannot be expected to perform if the environment is not conducive. Many changes are expected to be made on Abaco in the near future, including upgraded equipment and additional manpower. Police officers have the ability to play many roles within our society. To assist in bringing this type of relationship into fruition, community policing will be implemented around the island as a priority. Visiting also were a team of police recruitment officers who hope that more Family Islanders will become police officers so that they can return home to assist with law enforcement in their communities. Through strategic development and planning, it is hoped that eventually officers will be able to train on their island of residence instead of having to commute to New Providence for training. PrattFrom Page 1

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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 3 Anco LandsTel:(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 Abacos Fabulous South Eastern CoastlineLand for Sale $1,400,000 Net400,000 sq. ft. 9 Acres 200 ft. Beach Frontage 2000 ft. Depth 2 Tracts Available Magnificent Panoramic Views 60 Elevations Stunning Shorelines Ocean Beach 26 Miles South of Marsh Harbour From Airport Roundabout A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD.Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, AbacoTel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242CC CC C OO OO O MPLETE GRMPLETE GR MPLETE GRMPLETE GR MPLETE GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER Y LINEY LINE Y LINEY LINE Y LINE DISTRIBDISTRIB DISTRIBDISTRIB DISTRIB UTUT UTUT UT ORS IN ABORS IN AB ORS IN ABORS IN AB ORS IN AB AA AA A CC CC C O FORO FOR O FORO FOR O FOR CHOICE MEATS FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES DAIRY PRODUCTS & FROZEN FOODS FAMOUS BRAND NAMES NABISCO WISE MURRAYS QUAKER DURACELL DEL MONTE BLUEBIRD GATORADE Y our business is our business at Abaco Wholesale... Weve got more of what youre looking for!New Mail Boat ExpectedThis is the new mail boat which will be serving Abaco beginning this month. The M/V Legacy is 160 feet long with a beam of 36 feet. She is very modern, can carry 16 containers and sleeps 48 people. The boat was built by Rodriquez Boat Builders of Bayou LaBatre, Mississippi, the same boat yard which built the Capt. Gurth Dean. The Legacy will be arriving in Abaco early in October. BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW! By Anita Rolle The Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry Christie, has announced that Bahamians can now get up to $10,000 of foreign currency from their local bank when traveling abroad. The government of the Bahamas recently raised the Exchange Control limits in efforts to provide for a more liberalized foreign exchange regime and to make foreign exchange more customer friendly. Numerous other exchange changes have been made including an increase in the annual business travel allowance from $10,000 to $50,000. Non-oil imports which account for the bulk of outward payments will now carry a maximum transaction limit of $500,000 per invoice, a major change from the previous $100,000 limit. The sundry payments category, which had an allowance limit between $1,000 and $6,000 per transaction on a range of items such as medical expense, alimony and educational payments will increase to $25,000 in most cases. The maximum annual gifts category will increase to $10,000 per person, while for credit card holders the annual allowance has been increased to $25,000 per individual. With these new changes, consumers may carry out transactions through their commercial banks, but with financial documentation still being provided to the Central Bank. Residents wishing to purchase foreign currency outside certain limits and categories are required to obtain approval directly from the Central Bank of the Bahamas.Foreign Currency Limit Is Increased

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Page 4 The Abaconian October 1st, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com China, Crystal, Jewelery Watches & Resort WearFor every budgetIn Marsh Harbour beside the Boat Harbour entrance Monday Saturday 9 am 5:30 pm call 367-3191LenoLeno LenoLeno Leno xx xx x ChinaChina ChinaChina China Per-PerPer-PerPerfumefume fumefume fume OmegaOmega OmegaOmega Omega WW WW W aa aa a tchestches tchestches tches LladrLladr LladrLladr Lladr oo oo o Figu-FiguFigu-FiguFigurr rr r inesines inesines ines JeJe JeJe Je ww ww w ellrellr ellrellr ellr yy yy y Man-O-WarBy Pat Elkins It has been a long, hot, lazy summer here on Man-O-War. We do have our few little bits of news and now is time to catch up on all the goings on here. On July 13 Arthur Elden competed in the All-Star Classic Body Building Championship in Jacksonville, Florida. He placed second in the Masters division. It was an exciting competition and quite a few in the audience thought Arthur should have outscored the home town boy that took first. All the churches had Vacation Bible Schools with record numbers of 40 to 50 children in attendance. Our own Miss Edie continued with Childrens Meeting each Tuesday morning so the kids were never bored. Most, however, were anxious for school to start, especially the in-coming first graders. It was reported that one child was so ready for big school that he kept trying his uniform on weeks before school started. ManO-War School has seven new students this year. Incoming first graders are Aaron Albury, Charles Bethel, Shauna McDonald, Faith Malone, Kevin and Kenson Jean-Louis and Emilio Cespedes. The total enrollment is now 18 students. Good luck to all in the Mr. and Mrs. Derek Lee of Man-O-War are happy to announce the marriage of their son William Lee to Madeleine Duplan Baudoin, daughter of a Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Baudoin of Bronxville, New York. The couple were married on September 14 in Bronxville by Father Stanley J. Kolasa. The couple will reside in Boston where Mr. Lee is pursuing a doctorate in nuclear physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The couple met in 1995 when the bridegroom was the captain of the 45-foot wooden ketch Tribute with the Boy Scout program. The bride and some friends were guests on the vessel while vacationing in Abaco News of the CaysBody Building Champion Arthur Elden coming year. As a heads up, Man-O-War School Flea Market is scheduled for February 22, 2003. The first day of school provided excitement in other areas of Man-O-War. Employees returning to work Monday morning at the hardware store and boatyard both found that their safes had been stolen sometime over the weekend. Reportedly, the thieves were quite tidy as papers were neatly stacked and furniture was put back in place. The hardware store safe was found later in the week in Marsh Harbour. Of course, the cash was gone but paperwork important to the business was still there. Our winter visitors will be arriving soon and we are looking forward to catching up on the news of friends in faraway places. The Green Turtle Cay Gospel Chapel has an active Awana Club with a membership close to 80 which includes almost all the town children. The young people are divided into six different age groups. The club meets weekly providing recreation as well has motivational and moral training for the young people.

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Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKIA Newly Licensed MinisterBy Isobel Sherman In a recent ordination and licensing service at Mount Tabor Full Gospel Baptist Church in Nassau, Miss Shandeline Parker, daughter of Forky and Ena Mae Parker of Dundas Town, was licensed as a minister. Miss Parker presently serves as Director of the Childrens Ministry at Mount Tabor.Abaco Radio Is OnlineBy Isobel Sherman Abaco Radio is now online. Just type radioabaco.com and you will have Radio Abaco on your computer. I have been told that many tourists as well as second homeowners in the United States and Canada are happy that they can tune in to Radio Abaco.Remembrance Service Is HeldA 911 Service of Remembrance was held at Faith Chapel Church in Marsh Harbour on September 11. The public, especially foreign visitors, were invited. The service was held to allow a time of reflection on the events of September 11, 2001. Elder S.A. Kennedy, one of the organizers, said that the service was to allow a time to remember those whose lives were lost and to meditate on the acts of heroism and other positive attitudes and behaviors which have resulted in response to the tragedy. The Service of Remembrance, one hour long, was punctuated by the reading of poetry and the singing of American patriotic songs. Pastor Carlton Dorsette, President of Central Abaco NewsDuring the month of August the aerobics classes at Abaco Fitness Marsh Harbour held a contest. The rules were simple. Lose ten or more pounds, lose at least one inch in the waist, run one and a half miles in under 15 minutes, do a military style aerobic routine, do 200 sit ups and 100 push ups. The contest was the brain child of Churton Toote and Mrs. Beverly Rolle, aerobic instructors at Abaco Fitness. Trophies and certificates were given to the winners of the first four places. They were first prize Susan Higgs and Lovely Reckley; second prize Deborah Basden, Patrice Johnson and Beverly Rolle; third prize Donna Reckley and Pam Deal; and fourth prize Donna Johnson and Robyn Davis. Certificates and medals were awarded to fifth prize Kathleen Adderley and Jennie Zehler, Royette Woodside, Kesha Carroll, Joyce Coleby, Stephanie Humblestone, John Neophytou and Nikil Shah. the Abaco Christian Council, brought the exhortation. He called for all to trust God and not be fearful. He said that visitors could feel safe here in The Bahamas. Many of the attendees commented on the appropriateness of the lesson based on Psalms 56. Several person could not contain their sense of lose and hurt. Bahamians, Americans and visitors from as far away as England were in attendance. The host pastor, Rev. Keith Russell, suggested that the service be held annually. The District Council under the leadership of Chief Counsellor Mike Malone has done a major job of cleaning up the Ministry of Work compound on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. Many loads of debris were taken to the dump. The Council plan to landscape along the fence to make the property look more attractive. Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Greater Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Touch of Class, Treasure Cay, 367-2536Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaurant, Abaco Beach R esort

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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 7 Established 1929 OFFICIAL ROLEX RETAILER BAHAMASA Tradition of Shopping ExcellenceDrayton Pilcher Manager TT TT T el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 WATCHES JEWELLERY PERFUMES LEATHER CIGARS CLINIQUE MAKE-UP P.O. Box 20084, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas(next to Mangoes Restaurant on the Harbour)Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm With convenient location close to the Public DockNOW OPEN SUNDAYS 9 am 3 pmLocated on Stratton Drive Marsh Harbour, AbacoPhone (242) 367-7283 Fax: (242) 367-5767 Abaco Real Estate By Anita Rolle The Hon. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health, says health care must be closer to the elderly of the communities on Abaco. On a recent fact-finding mission, Min. Bethel visited the island in an effort to seek out challenges faced with staffing and review existing facilities, as service must be commensurate with the needs of visitors to these clinics. Min. Bethel noted that redevelopment of the physical premises that staff have to work with is being considered, as all efforts must be geared towards doing what is best for the community at large. The proposal for a mini hospital for Marsh Harbour, he said, has not been tabled. The area of Marsh Harbour deserves more modern facilities than is presently available. The Fox Town clinic, how-Minister of Health Examines FacilitiesBy Anita Rolle Stay on the Wall was the selected theme as officers and members of the New Hope Baptist Church in Mount Hope celebrated the Sixth Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. John McIntosh. The celebrations began with a week of services featuring dynamic speakers such as Pastor Anthony Williams of Soul Saving Ministries in Moores Island, Rev. Christopher Dean of Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town, Pastor Stephen Knowles of Strong Tower Ministries in Murphy Town, ever, he said, is in a good state of repair. The Dundas Town Committee officials have been appealing for some time for the reopening of the community clinic in Dundas Town, as the community has felt a loss with the absence of the facility. Following a tour of the facility, Min. Bethel stated that the building in Dundas Town still has some functional use. However, a number of factors must be looked into as reopening the clinic would constitute a lot of work. He did say that the Dundas Town facility will be considered in the improvement process and that Abaco will receive high priority. The Ministry of Health is in the process of developing an environmental protection agency to serve help ensure that all are in compliance with set legislation as pertains to maintenance of the environment. Pastor Nixon Simms of Zion Baptist Church in Moores Island and Rev. Tyrone Mills of End Time Harvest Church in Little Abaco. The week concluded with a grand affair on September 15 when Rev Stafford Symonette of Full Gospel Assembly of God in Treasure Cay delivered the keynote address, leaving everyone with food for thought, selecting as his topic, Ten Reason Why Leaders Fall off the Wall. Using the chosen text for the week, Nehemiah 6:3, Rev. Symonette captivated the audiences attention as he methodically proceeded to explain his ten points pride, fear of man, unwise council, neglecting the poor, failure to make decisions quickly, love of money, mental and physical lust, rejection of enemies, wrong priorities and neglecting God. The New Hope family was joined by guests who traveled from north, south, east and west to celebrate, many of whom came bearing gifts and all with words of praise and encouragement. Pastor McIntosh was pleased to accept from his officers and members the keys to his newly completed church office, along with monetary gifts in a show of love and appreciation.Pastor Celebrates Sixth Anniversary Rev. John McIntosh

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Page 8 The Abaconian October 1st, 2002 The Editor Says . The Garbage Dilemma All About TownThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Anita Rolle, Theresa Pinder, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Pat Elkins, John Hedden, Gae Meeson, Geoffrey Victor Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Generally Speaking . Where Is Our Patriotism?David RalphBy S.T. Roberts The Growth Industry About two months ago I visited Freeport, Grand Bahama, for only the second time since I left there in 1979, and I was amazed to see that as much as things change so much still stays the same. I caught the ferry across and then drove from McLeans Town into Freeport. I was surprised by the fact that I still remembered the place after having not been there in almost 20 years. I was able, without much difficulty, to find the areas I lived and the school that I once went to. The striking thing to me was the fact that I was driving through a town that was well organized and clean. The infrastructure of the highways as well as subdivisions were well thought out, and there was an obvious respect by the people of Freeport for the place where they lived. The other thing that struck me was the obvious fact that nowhere else in The Bahamas has ever attempted to be organized or so it seems. When you visit Nassau, the first thing that greets you is how disorganized things are. The fact that traffic is chaotic, and the roads that you drive on and the city structure is all poorly laid out. The term used in Nassau for roads that were apparent afterthoughts is jook-jook roads. Abaco, though seemingly not as cluttered and chaotic as Nassau, still leaves much to be desired. As Abaco grows by leaps and bounds, we should be looking even now to form a committee or organization such as the Grand Bahama Port Authority to structure the growth of our island. We ought to be concerned with the future growth of Abaco for the simple and obvious fact that it is growing and will continue to do so whether we like it or not. I suggest that since we know that Abaco is growing and has, in fact, the highest rate of growth in The Bahamas that we attempt to steer the direction it grows in as well as to deal with the infrastructure of the island to make sure it grows in an orderly and designed fashion. Patriotism By Isobel Sherman I noted with interest a portion of Radio Abacos program on September 19. I heard only the very beginning but it appeared that the results for the BJC and BGCSE examinations were being taken over the coals, so to speak. I would like to state a few facts. First of all, the BJC and BGCSE examinations are marked on positive achievement. The grades possible are A to G with a U being a failure or unclassified. The BJC exam is supposed to be taken by all grade 9 students and is only to be used as an assessment. This is not the old BJC that many parents took years ago. In fact, when the BGCSE exams came on stream about 10 years ago, the BJC exams were abolished and brought back only because parents wanted the exam back. The rules state that every child in grade 9 and grade 12 should write the respective exams. However, there are schools which only allow their brighter students to sit these exams. When that happens, the validity of the exam is in question. At Abaco Central High School we allow any grade 9 student to sit the BJC and any grade 12 student to sit the BGCSE. Therefore, we have a vast cross section of ability levels sitting exams. Match those grades with a school which allows only certain students to sit the exams or has a small student population where more individual work can be done with the students and how can the results be compared? In truth, they cannot be compared and the school which allows all to enter will have a range of results from A to G and maybe some Us. That does not say that the school is not doing its job. What I say is that students who achieved a mark of A through G achieved something in the examination. It also says that those who achieve a C or better are the brighter students who will probably continue their education beyond high school. Any trained teacher will tell you that very bright students only need to be guided and given the materials. It is the average student and below average student who needs the teacher the most. As I wrote in an earlier article, exam results can be interpreted many way and that depends on the number of students sitting the exam. If there is only a small number of very bright students sitting the exam, then naturally the grades will be higher than a school with a large number of students with a wide range of abilities. Maybe discussions involving education and the schools should be aired in the evening or at a time when there are persons in education there to help clarify matters. As much as we talk about education and the importance of it, I personally wish that patriotism was something that could be taught in the school system. A patriot is one who loves, supports and defends his/her own country. There is a widespread lassitude as it concerns us as individuals being part of The Bahamas as a group of people that are united and working together for a common goal, being the general good of the country. We have garbage problems in The Bahamas because people dont care. We have historic buildings falling to pieces with no attempt to restore them because people dont Central Abacos Chief Councillor Mike Malone recently discovered several garbage dumps on side roads in Marsh Harbour. Appliances, mattresses and household trash were all there. The problem is not unique to Marsh Harbour. A Man-O-War resident is upset with junk found in the water which has been there prior to the town dump being established many years ago. Many of the side roads on Abaco are littered with trash, appliances and disintegrating automobiles. A road leading to the coast in Murphy Town gives a beautiful waterfront view along with garbage and appliances scattered along the shore. The road to a coastal blue hole near Blackwood is littered with junk with a huge heap beside the beautiful water hole. We understand that Fire Road may stay clean by using a blue hole to absorb the junk.The story is similar up and down the island. Abacos northern and southern settlements have largely escaped the growing trash problem as their populations are not expanding the way it is in central Abaco. However, they are not immune to indiscriminate dumping throughout the countryside. The central Abaco area has an increasingly bothersome problem with trash of all kinds from residential to industrial debris. Just look at the 30 years accumulation of cars at the Kipco site beside the S C Bootle highway outside Murphy Town. A proper sanitary landfill was mentioned several years ago by government for Central Abaco but it has not been discussed lately. In the meantime the Marsh Harbour dump is the biggest one in the Family Islands and gets bigger every year. It serves the largest population cluster in the Out Islands. This dump site was moved out of town years ago but is now across the street from the new Central Pines Subdivision in Dundas Town. As the subdivision develops, the dump will have to be relocated again. Man-O-War shreds and chips yard trash, burns appliances as appropriate, then dumps them on an artificial reef site, batteries are kept separate waiting for a suitable disposal method and bagged kitchen garbage is shipped to the Marsh Harbour dump. The Man-O-War garbage system or a variation may be appropriate for Hope Town and Guana Cay which would mean that the Marsh Harbour dump site would be even larger than at present but those towns dump sites would get smaller. Guana Cay has no garbage site at the present time and all trash is being sent to Marsh Harbour at substantial expense. Several alternate disposal methods are being investigated but the solution is complicated with no government or public land in the town. Even golf carts meeting the ferry are obliged to park on private land as there is no public parking at the dock let alone space for a garbage receptacle. Hope Towns original 50 foot by 50 foot dump is inland in a swampy area. However, the fifty foot plot has grown to several hundred feet square and becomes larger every year. Carts, cars, trucks and appliances take space and do not disintegrate for many years. In the north Green Turtle Cay environmentalists wonder if contaminants leaching from their dump is responsible for nearby reef damage. Land on the offshore cays is at a premium with no land being particularly appropriate for a dump site. Even if a town manages to ship its garbage off its island, space is still required for its accumulation and sorting while waiting shipment to go elsewhere. It is conceivable that in the future all the populated offshore cays will be sending garbage to Abaco proper for disposal. Harbour Island off North Eleuthera recently began barging all their garbage to the Eleuthera mainland as the dump site on Harbour Island was becoming a noxious nuisance. Cost effective new or innovative methods may be found to reduce the volume of trash on the cays before it is shipped away. Alternate methods may include efficient incinerators which burn their own smoke or compactors. Both of these methods reduce the volume to manageable quantities. As land values on the cays increase, it will be worth more to the towns (and for government) to collect taxes on the land, let improvements create employment and bring economic wealth as home and business sites instead of being a degrading dump site. In this case the cost of garbage handling will go up as additional shipping and handling costs are encountered. The desirability of living on an off-shore cay may include a higher cost of living for additional garbage handling. Man-O-War residents have accepted the additional cost of shipping trash off their island. The additional costs associated with water scarcity and transportation are now well accepted and trash removal may join the list. Furthermore, the offshore cays small size make them more vulnerable to environmental damage which would be a detriment to their continued expansion. It is the mystical attraction of the cays that helps drive the Abaco economy. That attraction should be enhanced, not endangered. This was a driving force in moving the dump off Harbour Island. Abaco proper has suitable land available for garbage but it must be chosen carefully. Too close to the sea will pollute the saltwater while an indiscriminate location inland can ruin the water supply. Freshwater on an island is a luxury that should not be endangered. Water pollution in several of our harbours has been of concern for years with no real solution (or effort to solve) in sight. Perhaps reducing or managing land pollution from trash and garbage would be a more realistic and immediate goal. It is becoming very visible and cannot be overlooked much longer. Acceptable solutions will require cooperation between local and central government, not only within each town but across local borders as suitable sites and economics dictate. The pros and cons of various methods will have to be reviewed with the desirable and feasible methods implemented. The trash problem is reaching the point where an island-wide trash committee may be required to piece the puzzle together and make acceptable recommendations. The garbage problem is world-wide with the richer and more developed countries better able to meet the challenge with recycling and proper land fills. Fifty years ago island families did not generate trash in the volume we do today. The increased trash is a sign of increased economic activity and a higher standard of living. The rewards of a better life style incur the responsibility to clean up our mess. Please see News Page 9

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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code + Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 98 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Phone: 367-2326 Marsh HarbourEnjoy the Performance!Visit our Locationacross fromStandard HardwareA Letter of WarningDear Editor, Thank you for the space in The Abaconian I would like the public of Abaco to be aware of what is happening in a dental practice in our community. On August 21 I took my five-year-old daughter to Agape Family Dental for a few facial fillings. She was given the drug Chloral Hydrate by the receptionist, which is a drug used by dentists to soothe frightened children so that the necessary dental procedures can be performed. On this day she was given a normal dose of Chloral Hydrate. My daughter was sedated and calm but awake during the procedure. Thirty minutes later she was back to normal and able to walk on her own. Approximately one hour after leaving the office two of the new fillings dropped out. Therefore, my mother took her back to Agape Dental on August 23 to have them fixed. At around 9:10 a.m. under the advice of the dentist and administered again by the receptionist, my daughter was given double the amount of Chloral Hydrate than the dose she had been given two days before. Keep in mind that on the 21st a normal dose was administered to my daughter to fix four fillings, on the 23rd she was given a double dose to replace half the number of fillings. This in itself shows much carelessness when dealing with the administration of a prescription drug and a complete disregard for the possible damaging effects it might have on the patient, and a child yet. Needles to say, my daughter was fast asleep by 9:30 a.m. Shortly after this time my child was in the dentists chair awaiting the dentist when my mother was asked to remove her from the chair and continue waiting in the waiting room. Then the dentist proceeded to call on another patient, one without an appointment, to come into the room to be worked on. Meanwhile, my mother is holding my daughter, asleep, awaiting her already past appointment time. After physically carrying my daughter out of the office around 11 a.m,. my family and I patiently waited for her to come to. At around noon I called Agape Dental hoping for some concerned advice. I informed them that my child had yet to respond. I was told, as long as shes breathing, shes alive. At this point with no help or concern from the dentist, I was in touch with Dr. Binards office. We conversed back and forth a few times. By the time 3 p.m. so stressfully came, she was still out cold. In the four hours after leaving Agape Dental, my daughters body was still that of a rag doll. My family and I made many attempts to rouse her but nothing worked. I was advised to bring her into Dr. Binards office which I did. She was in the emergency room being monitored closed by Dr. Binard and his staff. I was advised that she could be given a counteractive drug but that could be very dangerous. So we decided to wait. After another two and a half hours at 5:30 p.m. she finally came to. In the end my daughter was out for a total of seven and a half hours. The point of my story is to advise the parents out there to be award of the drug and its effects. Take caution in the fact that it should be administered BY A DOCTOR who is conscious of its risks and have some concern about how it may affect your child the next time he or she is sitting in the dentists chair. A Concerned ParentTo the Past RegattaDear Editor, I am pleased to say thank you to the public who had a lot of fun at the All Abaco Regatta this past weekend. They all conducted themselves well and it says a lot about our people in the Bahamas. I also feel the site should be opened on weekends because of its location and view. It was nice to see all the MPs and former MPs enjoying themselves with all that good food. The ladies who prepared all their food for the public should be given an Oscar award for all that hard work in making sure that the food was tasty. The service at the bars was also great under the conditions that they dealt with. I feel we should end the next regatta with a gospel concert on that Sunday. The bars could be closed for that and serve soft drinks only. Another point that needs to be looked into is that the regatta committee doesnt need a lot of chiefs. They need workers, people who dont mind putting in extra time seeing that the All Abaco Regatta is a success. In closing, I would like to thank Pastor Stafford Symonette of Treasure Cay in making sure that the fill that made its way down the hill from his home was moved around the time when a lot of traffic would have been on the streets of Abaco. Concerned about Abaco Wayne BastianMore Banking TroublesDear Editor, It seems that CIBC is not the only bank in Marsh Harbour that has serious customer service problems. Royal Bank of Canada has trouble with simple tasks. An example is ordering cheques. I have been banking with Royal Bank for several years now and I have come to realize that I cannot wait until I am almost out of cheques to order them It takes three to six weeks to receive ordered cheques. Perhaps this long period is the fault of whoever they order these cheques from in Nassau so I did not hold the three to six week waiting period against Royal Bank Marsh Harbour Branch. Knowing it would take a while to receive my cheques, I ordered them well before I would need them. But after 10 weeks of waiting for them, I got rather annoyed. A teller finally came up with the idea that he would order them again and put a rush on them Unfortunately, a week later I was out of cheques and was forced to use container cheques to pay bills, etc. This is an extreme inconvenience because I must now write my name, address and telephone number each cheque. I do not have very clear handwriting and this makes my cheques look even worse. It has now been almost three and a half months since I first ordered my cheques. I have not seen them yet and I have not heard one apology. I find it hard to believe that a company in Nassau is taking three and a half months to print my cheques. As a matter of fact, if Royal Bank had bothered to followup on the order when it did not show up after eight weeks, I may have had my cheques by now. Why is it that the majority of customer service representatives in the banks are not there to serve the customer? Sincerely Tara Sands care. We have a subspecies of parrot nearing extinction because people dont care. When will we stop being self-serving and selfish and realize that until we begin caring for our country as it is, whatever progress we make in other fields, we will still be going nowhere. We have a beautiful country that is rich in resources and has the potential to be so much more. Yet we are regressing toward destroying our number one industry simply because we are only interested in filling our own pockets. We need to learn to respect and love the country God has placed us in. Take care of it and it will take care of us. NewsFrom Page 8

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Page 10 The Abaconian October 1st, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $110 $295 $645 26 Paramount $180 $450 $925 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour Fredericks AgencyBahamas Custom Brokers Import & Export Air & Sea Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay & Green Turtle CayP.O. Box AB-20468, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Alburys TruckingUPS Agent for Abaco UPS Agent for Abaco UPS Agent for Abaco UPS Agent for Abaco UPS Agent for Abaco Direct flights to & from Miami 3 pm deadline to send parcels Tel: 242-367-2333 Fax: 367-3136 South Abaco News It Pays to Advertise Sandy Point has organized a major clean up of their town. On several Saturdays groups have worked together cleaning the debris and hauling trash to the dump. The program is ongoing and is bringing the town people together. About 30 persons helped in the clean up project on a Saturday in September. They are shown above after a hard days work in Sandy Point. 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 Sandy PointClean-up Brings Town TogetherOn September 7 despite the rain over 30 Sandy Point residents came out with gloves, trash bags, matches, lawn mowers and trucks to launch their first ever community clean up campaign. The clean up was lead by Chief Counsellor Jason Roberts. The towns enthusiasm was high and more than seven truckloads of trash and weeds were collected and taken to the dump. The residents took pride in beautifying their surroundings and eagerly continued the clean up on September 14, collecting 20 truckloads of dirt and debris. Many community leaders participated in the clean up including Town Committee Chairman Mr. Robert McKinney, Deputy Chairman Mrs. Julie Green, Town Committee member Mr. Lunsworth Lightbourn and Chairman of the Road Traffic Board Mr. Bruce Lightbourn. A big thank you goes to the residents of Sandy Point. Lets continue to keep our community clean. BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!

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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 11By Anita Rolle Rotarians and their guests were recently treated to a captivating slide show presentation by Ms. Diane Claridge of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey group. Ms. Claridge was accompanied by research assistants Pam Church, Deron Forbes and Trevor Morley. Deron and Trevor are two students who were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Abaco to assist with the research program during the summer of 2002, special emphasis being placed on the Dense Beaked Whale and the Bottlenose Dolphin. The slide presentation consisted of information and photographs gathered during the course of the project. The research project, based in Sandy Point, Abaco, was initiated with the aim of documenting the occurrence, distribution, and status of marine mammal species. The data increases scientific knowledge and supports the conservation of marine mammal species throughout the Bahamas. The Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey group uses photography and collection of samples for genetic analysis as it is a paramount means of study. The researchers were invited by Friends of the Environment to examine the genetics and make-up of bottlenose dolphins and beaked whales with funding for the project being provided by Friends of the Environment and Earthwatch, a facility which currently funds Bahamas Marine Mammal Research project includes a variety of students and volunteers usually from the States. But this past summer their team included two young men from Abaco. On September 16 Diane Claridge gave a report to the Rotary Club of Abaco on their activities this past summer. Shown above are, left to right, team members Pam Church, Deron Forbes, Diane Claridge and Trevor Morley.Marine Mammal Research Group Visits Rotaryfour projects in the Bahamas. To date over 20 different species of marine mammals have been encountered. The audience was astounded to learn that as recently as last year there have been sightings of killer whales near the Great Bahama Canyon, also manatee sightings in Bullocks Harbour in the Berry Islands. Encounters with bottlenose dolphins on Little Bahama Bank have been very common as they have a high survival rate and genetic diversity. Beaked whales have been repeatedly found over the several years that the project has been in operation, providing knowledge on life history, habitat, and population status. Ms. Claridge stated that marine mammals are the top predators of the ocean, therefore must be very well kept and protected. The Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey operates under a fisheries research permit granted by the Bahamas Department of Fisheries, which receives an annual report on the groups progress and findings. Trevor Morley and Deron Forbes both gave presentations regarding some of the work they had accomplished over their summer project, Trevor on the dense beaked whale and Deron on the bottlenose dolphin. The young men expressed their sincere gratitude to the Rotary Club of Abaco and the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey research team for awarding them an opportunity and experience that they would have not ordinarily been able to received. The funeral service Erenette Oscar 28, of Treasure Cay was held at the International Gospel Mission Church in Marsh Harbour on September 14. Rev. Roland Swain officiated assisted by Elder Renold Noel and Pastor Jean Baptiste. She is survived by her husband Benet Oscar; children Fedna and Edivonel Fatal, Tamara Osca and Genie Amertil; mother Eliveau Fatal; stepfather Summer; sisters Loudres Joseph and Rosita Fatal; brothersin-law Jean Rolese, Gilbert Oscar and Devi Belean; and many other relatives and friends The funeral for Granada Elizabeth Francis Sawyer, 64, of Dundas Town was held on September 14 at New vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour. Rev. Earlyn Baillou officiated assisted by Rev. Copeland Morley and Bro. Derek Benjamin. Interment was on the Dundas Town Public Cemetery. She is survived by her husband Leonard Sawyer; daughters Maggie McKenzie, Donnalee Reckley, Marsha Humes and Stephanie McPhee; sons Wilton, Levanus, Brian, Wayde, Bernard and Arelio; daughters-in-law Francis Pace and Lyn Adderley; sons-in-law Roy McKenzie, Gilbert Reckley, Neville Humes and Floyd McPhee; sister Nadeen Curry; brother Alexander Francis; grandchildren; nieces; nephews; sisters-inlaw Mary Francis, Celita, Una Mae, Salvanna and Florence Sawyer brothers-inlaw Erskine Curry, Elvin, Joseph, Felix and Elmore Sawyer; and many other relatives and friends.ObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar ies of Fies of F ies of Fies of F ies of F amilamil amilamil amil y and Fy and F y and Fy and F y and F rr rr r iendsiends iendsiends iends

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Page 12 The Abaconian October 1st, 2002 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Ph: 242-367-2797 Fax: 242-367-2359@available GATORADEHERRSHERRS HERRSHERRS HERRS Ranch Flavored Tortilla ChipsSaddle up for some serious flavor! Herrs delicious new Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips deliver a hearty, bold ranch taste that you wont be able to get enough of. Viva La Ranch!WelchsIts a fact.Gatorade is the most researched sports drink on the planet. Which might explain why nothing refuels and replenishes better not water, not juice or soda, not other sports drinks. Its scientifically formulated to have the right taste, the right amount of carbs and no carbonation.Welchs Grape Juice has been a family favorite for more than six generations. Today, our classic purple grape juice has been joined by a wide variety of wholesome juices to please every taste. Theyre all made with the same attention to quality as the original The choice for great cola taste. Aquafina PEPSI Enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Aquafina. Our state of the art reverse osmosis purification system ensures consistently great tasting Aquafina in every bottle.Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MORECALL/FAX365-8749ORemail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORPOpen DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 4:30 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed Sundays Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 School News4th place Jason Schaefer 3 As, 2 Bs, 1 D Bianca, Marsha, Jamie and Kristen are already in college in the United States with Theresa and Dexter planning to go soon. Sixty-seven percent of our graduating class are either in college now or are leaving us in 2003. Mr. and Mrs. Meeson, the staff and students are all very proud of these 10 young people. They are a credit to our school and to their families. Congratulations to you all.On the GoForest Heights Academy began the 2002 academic year on September 2nd, welcoming new and returning students dressed in their updated and distinctive uniforms of forest green and khaki. But that was not the sole improvement. The results from the 2002 BECSEs were the best recorded to date. Congratulations are due to the graduating class with best wishes to all. Then on September 11 after school clubs began their fifth fall season. Several clubs, the Drama, Music, Set Design and Costuming Clubs, are collaborating their efforts for a spring musical. The Sports Club will be featuring a wide array of athletics. In addition, Geoffrey Victor, head coach, has helped organize an afternoon school program with the establishment of the Abaco Independent School Sports Association. This will govern private school sporting events after school. Finally, the Spanish Club which meets during the week is planning its third trip to Cuba in February. So Forest Heights is off to a busy start with all these activities. Academics are indeed the primary function of the school. But it is these programs that enhance the curriculum offered while giving the participants a chance to interact with both students and teachers in a more relaxed atmosphere.Special WorkshopBy Isobel Shermen The Every Child Counts Programme sponsored a workshop on September 14th at their new location, the Catholic convent behind Sea Star Car Rentals in Marsh Harbour. The morning session from 9:30-12:30 was open to anyone interested. The afternoon session was for ECC staff and persons who have been trained by ECC. The presenter was Dr Edrion Demeritte, a pediatric neurologist from Nassau. Dr Demeritte spoke on Challenges Facing Children with Neurological Disorders. Dr Demeritte has office hours every other Friday at Abaco medical Clinic.Back to School ServiceBy Isobel Sherman The Third Annual Back To School Service at St. Andrews Methodist Church was held on September 8. Under the theme Partners in Education the service was for all educators and students in Central Abaco. Our new District Superintendent, Mr. Hezekiah Dean, spoke to the audience of helping education reach new heights in Abaco. Mr. Henry Knowles, Deputy Head of Queens College, brought the message. His message likened education to running a 4 x 1 relay race. In a 4 x 1 relay the first leg is run by the student who must run hard and fast, the second leg is run by the teacher who must do their best to see that the student can win the race, the third leg is the parent who must be supportive of the student and the teacher and the last leg is the church which must support the other three legs. Pastor David Cartwright of Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel offered prayers for the students, Pastor Alex Archer of Latterain Ministries in Dundas Town offered prayers for the teachers and Rev. Carla Culmer of St. Andrews offered prayers for the parents. Gifts of school supplies were distributed to every student and teacher attending the service.Central Abaco PrimaryBy Isobel Sherman Central Abaco Primary School is filled to over capacity with students. There are four classes at each grade level. Because of the size of the grade one classes, attempts are being made to create a fifth first grade. The numbers are in the middle thirties. All of the available classrooms are being used. The enrollment is around 700 students, making it the largest school in the Family Islands outside of Grand Bahama. SchoolFrom Page 1 Please see School Page 13 Mr. Alan P. Wallace, who flew in from Nassau, is well known in some art circles as an artist extraordinaire.For a week he shared his talents by giving demonstrations of his quick and adept sketching techniques to the students in the art department of S.C. Bootle High School. The proudly displayed the end results of one of their sessions. Mr. Wallace is available for more sessions with students on Abaco. For info call 365-0016 evenings. S.C. Bootle High School News Give a Subscription toThe Abaconianto Your Child Away at School

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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 13 College FairBy Isobel Sherman Plans are continuing for Abacos first ever College Fair on November 19. Representatives from 35 colleges and technical and vocational schools have been invited from Canada, United States and the Bahamas. The hours of the fair will be 10-2 and from 4-6. The venue will be the Parish Hall of St John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour. The fair is open to anyone who wishes to attend and will be open to all grade 10-12 students at all schools in Abaco. The fair is the brainchild of Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal.Abaco Central High SchoolHappenings Is Back on the AirHappenings a radio program produced by the students of Abaco Central High School, returned to Radio Abaco on September 19. Anchors this year are Lachrisser Dean and Brian Symonette. Happenings is a 30-minute broadcast every Thursday at 3:30 to tell the people of Abaco what is happening at the school and to halt the false information that is spread about the school.Taking the PTA to the PeopleOn September 12 Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, principal of Abaco Central High School, held a meeting at the Resource Center Marsh Harbour for the parents of the Haitian students at the school. The meeting was translated into Creole by Antoinese Nicholas, a grade 12 student. There were over 70 parents at the meeting and Mr. Stubbs termed the meeting a rousing success and plans to have more during the school year.Furniture Is NeededThe problem of lack of enough furniture still exists at Abaco Central. Every period students are looking for chairs. There are not enough chairs for the students. One reason may be that when persons or organizations come to borrow chairs all may not be returned. Another more plausible reason is that the school has more students enrolled than chairs.Three New TeachersMrs. Elva Davis has joined the staff at Abaco Central as an English language teacher and a physical education teacher. Prior to coming to Abaco Central, Mrs. Davis taught at Freeport Primary School for 12 years teaching English and physical education. A real sports enthusiast she and her husband Lynden, who is manager of Commonwealth Bank in Marsh Harbour, expect to be active in coaching sports here on Central Abaco. Ms. P. Farrington has joined the staff at Abaco Central as the religious knowledge teacher. A June graduate of the College of the Bahamas Ms. Farrington is from Eleuthera. Mr. A Miller is another new teacher, a foreign language teacher. Mr. Miller hails from Eleuthera but is no stranger to Abaco having served in Moores Island.Breakfast Is ServedEvery morning from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. breakfast is sold at Abaco Central. The menu changes everyday with grits and fruit being set on the menu. Students and staff can purchase breakfast for as little as $2.Enrollment IncreasesEnrollment has increased at Abaco Central High School this school year. A record 488 students are attending Abaco Central High. The largest grade is grade 7 with 85 students followed by grades 9 and 10 each with over 80 students. All rooms are filled most periods and the entire staff is on a full time teaching timetable. In other words no one could teach any additional classes unless additional teachers were provided.A Good DeedOn September 18 two tenth grade boys came to Vice Principal Mr. Moss. Their mission was to turn in a $50 Bahamian bill they found on the school grounds. A few minutes later Mr. Moss asked the secretary if anyone reported any money lost. She said she had lost a $50 bill. To the two boys who are still unidentified, thanks to you.A Helping HandThis past week Pastor Campbell of the Dundas Town Church of God has been a regular sight on the grounds of Abaco Central. Pastor Campbell stands at the gate each morning with Principal Benjamin Stubbs. In addition he is trying to work with some young male students who need help to raise their More School News SchoolFrom Page 12 Please see School Page 14 Mr. Allan P. Wallace, a young Bahamian artist from Nassau, worked with the students of the older grades at St. Francis de Sales School on September 18. He demonstrated various techniques and introduced them to other methods of creating art work.

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Page 14 The Abaconian October 1st, 2002 Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is Cherokee Sea SprSea Spr Sea SprSea Spr Sea Spr aa aa a y Ry R y Ry R y R esoresor esoresor esor tt tt tHopetown, 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 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 grades. He is a welcome addition and we appreciate his interest in young people.English and Math ClassesTwo teachers have begun after school classes in English and math. The aim is to help students who are having problems in those areas. Ms. Phillipa Farmington and Mr. Alfred Dean are working with the students every afternoon after school.Still Not SecureLast year the grounds of Abaco Central were finally fenced with two gates put at the entrance. One would have thought with locks the grounds would be secure. However, someone put two pedestrian openings allowing persons to walk into the grounds when the gates were closed. These openings were not gated. At a recent PTA meeting the question of security was raised with the Chief Councillor Mr. Mike Malone who stated that the Central Council would put into their next budget a request for security personnel at the high school but they could only ask. Since then the Chief Councilor has met with Principal Benjamin Stubbs. They will try to obtain gates for the two walk-in entrances and locks for all of the gates.Computers Are DonatedThree years ago the computer room at Abaco Central was broken into and the room and computers were vandalized. Since then the computer room has not been functional. Last year the PTA took on the project of refurbishing the computer room, raising money for the renovation. The walls were painted and ceramic tile was laid on the floor. Booths were given a new Formica finish and chairs were obtained. Requests went out to the business community to donate computers. On September 6 Mr. Barry Whiting, President of the Rotary Club of Abaco, presented three brand new computers and one printer to Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal of Abaco Central High and Mrs. Beverly Rolle, Business Coordinator at the school. The donation was made at Abacom where the computers were purchased.OvercrowdingIt is evident that Abaco Central is bursting at the seams again. Class size in many classes is in the high thirties. Grades 9 and 10 are the most overcrowded with 39 in each home room. English and math classes in most grades are in the high thirties. There is not staff or empty rooms to make smaller classes which would mean more effective teaching. There is a full timetable for a science teacher and for a religious knowledge teacher but the Ministry of Education has said that there is no money to hire additional teachers. Those classes have to be absorbed by the existing staff at the school. The reason the school is short a science teacher is that Mr. Moss was a full time science teacher until he was named Vice Principal. Another science teacher was never More School News NewsFrom Page 13 The fencing and walls securing Abaco Central High School are nearing completion after many years. Now the only remaining unsecured area is at the front gate which still has two pedestrian walkways without gates or locks. Please see School Page 35 Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van StrattonNN NN N ASSASS ASSASS ASS AA AA A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y LY L Y LY L Y L TD.TD. TD.TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRSTGeneral Insurance Company Limited Bahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd.Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Silk Flowers & Plants Silk Flowers & Plants Silk Flowers & Plants Silk Flowers & Plants Silk Flowers & Plants w/ Custom Arrangements w/ Custom Arrangements w/ Custom Arrangements w/ Custom Arrangements w/ Custom ArrangementsPlants Gift Items Soils Mulches Fertilizer Insecticides Come and Visit Us Were Not Your Ordinary Garden Shop!Don MacKay Boulevard, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2260 Fax 367-3379

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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 15 PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODS NURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Plants Gift Items Silk Flowers Baskets Pet Supplies Fish Garden Tools Fertilizers Soils MulchMON FRI 9 5 SAT 9 2 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 367-2658Silver Jewelry Ladies Dresses Panama Jack Hats, Sun Glasses, & Suntan Lotion Mens Shorts & Shirts Kids T-shirts Kalik Souvenirs Genuine Cuban Cigars Bahamian CDs & Tapes ...& a variety of other gifts & Souvenirs Located Across from Mangoes Restaurant Open Mon. thru Sat. 9 am to 5 pm Some Sundays daySUNSET SOUVENIRS Laines Kurls & KutsA Unisex SalonMatrix, Paul Mitchell and Nexus Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Mon. Sat 9 am 5 pm Phone 367-3623 Located in Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping PlazaBy Anita Rolle Abaco experienced a bevy of activity as yet another concerned government minister fit Abaco into a series of scheduled familiarization tours. Min. of Housing and National Insurance, the Hon. Shane Gibson, made his first official visit to the island in an effort to see first hand the status of housing and National Insurance on Abaco. Accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Housing and the National Insurance Board, Mr. Gibson took extensive tours of the facilities on Abaco, meeting briefly with some of Abacos local government officials. Min. Gibson vows that this new government will make every effort to be more socially conscious. One of the main focuses during his visit to Central Abaco was the Central Pines Estate in Dundas Town. Though designed to be affordable to the average buyer, Min. Gibson noted that response from Abaconians has been very slow. Being offered at $.95 per square foot, the lots cost between $9,500 to about $22,000 to purchase depending on the size of the property. The infrastructure in the subdivision cost the Government of the Bahamas $5.5 million plus interest. Persons were initially given three years to pay for their properties and this was free of interest. However, interest is accruing daily on the Ministry of Housings loan arrangement with the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation. Taking the time to explain in detail the changes in the terms of payment for the Central Pines properties, Min. Gibson explained how the agreement difference was changed from three years to three months, noting that the three-month time limit does not affect persons who were already given three years. According to Min. Gibson, the expected process is as follows: Persons can go to the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation or other financial institution to make arrangements for financing the property and make monthly payments to that institution on the arranged terms. In this instance, the lending institution pays the Ministry of Housing the full cost of the property while the consumer makes agreed upon monthly payments to the lender. This brought clarity to many Abaconians who misunderstood the terms, thinking that they would have to pay their deposit, then within ninety days pay the balance on the property. Alluding to the fact that the changes in the payment terms were made by the former PrimeHousing Minister Makes First Official VisitMinister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, on May 1, 2002, the eve of the recent general elections, the terms are considered to be more feasible, as daily interest is adding to the $5.5M borrowed for infrastructure. Now, once persons begin purchasing the properties, the Ministry of Housing receives an inflow of cash, making it possible for them to remit payment to their len der. At press time the status was as follows. Of the 423 lots in Phase One of Central Pines Estate, 201 are offered to Abaconians. So far, less than 45 person have responded by making deposits while letters of offer are being prepared for approximately 60 70 more persons. Because of the slow response, the government is considering lifting some of the restrictions so that any Bahamian may apply for the lots in the subdivision so that full development can begin in the Phase One as soon as possible. Being considered also is a rentto-own option, whereby government builds homes and persons pay a monthly rental until full payment is completed. Min. Gibson stated, The Governments position is to create successful partnerships. Fox Town, Sandy Point and Crossing Rock are being considered for affordable housing subdivisions in the very near future. The Hon. Mr. Shane Gibson, Minister of Housing and National Insurance, met with many persons on his first official visit to Abaco. He met with National Insurance employees and inspected government subdivisions including Central Pines Estates in Central Abaco. Shown above are, left to right, Mr. Gary Sawyer of Man-O-War, Mr. Gibson, Mr. John Schaeffer, government engineer, and Mr. Nicholas Albury, Central Abaco Council member, examining an aerial photo of Marsh Harbour, discussing some of the growth problems the area is experiencing.

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Page 16 The Abaconian October 1st, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD. Complete Grocery Line Choice Meats Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand NamesTreasure Cay Shopping Center Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 365-8350 Fax: (242) 365-8352 Open 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru SaturdayWe may be small but we carry it all!FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE WE CARRY TREASURE CAY mini-market mini-market Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. Florida KeysRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIPBy John Hedden As published in both major Bahamian journals, the Bahamas Poultry and Egg Association Producers are satisfied with actions taken by the Minister of Agriculture on their behalf to protect the poultry industry. However, the public is somewhat left in the dark as to what actions were taken and must guess that a clampdown was made on smuggling and a strict quota system has been imposed on the imported product. This may mean fair weather for the local poultry producer but does not necessarily bode well for the Bahamian marketplace. There are two major ways a product can reach the marketplace. 1. Producer driven marketing strategies which really mean that the consumer has no choice over the selection of product presented for sale. This situation exists most obviously when governments and producers collude to eliminate competition at the marketplace from foreign product. 2. Consumer driven marketing strategies where the end user of a product sets the demand for the selected product presented for sale. This situation exists where the supply chain of production, processing, wholesale and retail distribution and food services is driven by the consumer demand. Retail and food services are where most consumers make their choice. Producer driven marketing strategies result in excessive protectionism whereas consumer driven marketing strategies result in the expression of the idea of free trade. In actuality, marketing systems exist somewhere between the two. In the case of Bahamian poultry production, a move has been made towards the producer driven marketing strategies, the rationale being to protect employment in the poultry industry. This in itself is a noble cause and the Minister should be commended. However, without strict guidelines and preset goals placed on producers to modernise, streamline operations, cut costs, improve productivity, offer an improved product at the marketplace, the consumer will continue to be held hostage as follows: a. High costs b. Continued poor quality c. Lack of selection d. Poor presentation of product. The Bahamas government has previously decided to take a controlling role in agricultural development in this country and after some 35 year the agricultural industry is at a standstill with no sign of development in sight. Rhetoric and short term goals are not the answer for developing a viable agricultural sector. The industry needs (including but not limited to) 1. An active and streamlined efficientViewpoint . Agricultural Policies in Review Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery Ministry of Agriculture. 2. Definitive agricultural development policy from the Bahamian government. 3. A realistic approach to the philosophy, mechanics and negotiating process of FTAA. 4. Active encouragement of investment in agriculture through stable ongoing policies and real incentives for the investor. 5. Encouragement of modernisation and technological advances within the sector. 6. Improved communication between the Ministry of Agriculture, the farming sector and the consumer. With realistic agricultural-sector development the move towards consumer driven marketing strategies can take place so that the consumer is presented with high quality, lower prices, large product selection. The result may then be higher satisfaction levels at all stage of the supply chain.

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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 17 Bluff House Beach HotelGreen Turtle Cay, Abaco, BahamasBahamian SpecialInviting all Bahamians to take advantage of this great offer!per couple per nightIncludes: Dinner, Breakfast and Accommodation in a Split Level Suite for Two*Not Included: Transportation, Gratuity on food and beverages, Service Charge and Tax on RoomsTel: 242-365-4247 or Fax: 242-365-4248online: www.bluffhouse.com E-mail: BluffHouse@oii.net Residents or citizens with proper ID $99.00*Abaco HardwareStorm ShuttersHURRICHURRIC HURRICHURRIC 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 Capt. Pat McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repairs of: Xantrex, Balmar and others SIMRADRaymarineF.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained TechnicianNow Located atop The Jib Room at Marsh Harbour MarinaTel: (242) 367-2163 Fax:(242)367-3388 e-mail: merlin@abacoinet.comMonitoring VHF CH16 Monday Friday 8am 5pm erlin sMarine ElectronicsCrime TipsTo Protect OurselvesTo all homeowners and business persons, these are tips courtesy of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Abaco District. These tips will assist the public in protecting themselves. 1. Ensure that all doors and windows are properly locked and secured. 2. Ensure that there are sufficient lights left on in the interior of the building particularly business places. 3. Ensure that tools such as ladders, hammers and edged tools are locked away and properly secured. 4. Ensure that no excess money is left in the cash drawer or security safes overnight. 5. Be vigilant for suspicious persons casing your establishment and report these matters to your police department. 6. Contact your police department for banking escorts no matter how small. 7. Always make a record of all appliance serial and model numbers. This includes cash registers, televisions, computer systems. 8. Where there is no serial number, make your own marking on the appliances. 9. Arm your home or business with a security alarm where affordable. 10. When security concerns arise, contact you police department for proper advice. 11. Be vigilant of your surroundings. Note: These tips are to help you be less likely a victim of crime.Christmas Ornament CompetitionThe Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has announced the first authentically Bahamian made Christmas tree ornament competition. Local Abaco artists and artisans are invited to participate in this competition. Ornaments entered will be placed on a giant Christmas tree to be displayed in Rawson Square during the month of December. Deadline for entry is October 14, 2002. Entry forms are available at the Ministry of Tourism in Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour. Contact them at 3673067 or 367-4512 for further information. 7th Day Holds Youth RallyThe Seventh Day Adventists held a tent Crusade at the Murphy Town Community Park on September 14 directed to their teenage Pathfinders. The Pathfinders shown are Latisha Lightbourne and Carshala Johnson ushering arrivals to the beginning evening. Last year a pathfinder delegation went to the Seventh Day Adventist Camp in Toronto, Canada. The youth groups are the 9 14 year old Adventurers, the 15 30 year old Pathfinders and the 31 and older persons in the Master Guide group. 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 18 The Abaconian October 1st, 2002The regatta was under the direction of Commodore Hubert Smith of Green Turtle Cay. Others serving on the race committee included Vice Commodore Cyril Morley, Errol Ferguson, Eddie Bodie, Perry Bodie, Livingston Bodie, Jedson Thompson, Willis Lavarity and Garnet Stuart. Shore activities were organized at Regatta Village to entertain the large crowd at the Treasure Cay ferry dock. The weekend of activities began on September 18 with a church service. The skippers meeting was held on September 19. Each day, September 19, 20 and 21, music was supplied by a DJ which kept the crowd in a festive mood. On Saturday night a band entertained. Many booths were stocked with lots of delicious Bahamian food, craft items, games and even stalls with merchandise. The awards ceremony was held at Regatta Village. The Hon. Neville Wisdom, Minister of Youth Sports and Culture, spoke to the crowd assuring the people of governments support for Bahamian events. He wants to encourage regattas and home coming as theyRegatta Compresses Racing to Two Daysbring people together and are truly Bahamian. He promised to bring cyclists to Abaco for next years races and to have a boxing competition. He encouraged everyone to make the event entirely Bahamian with only Bahamian food, music, crafts and entertainment. Mr. Wisdom is encouraging athletes throughout the Bahamas and plans to bring sporting events to Abaco, to take Abaco to the next level. He emphasized that he wants anyone who wants to participate in any sport the opportunity to compete. The fund raising for this years All Abaco Regatta was very slow. The business community did not have as much available funds for the expenses. The expenses are considerable and include prize money, trophies, per diem allowances for the crew, sailing money, and transportation of the boats. Other expenses include repairs and maintenance of the Regatta Village, expenses for entertainment including lodging and travel expense for bands or other entertainers if they are from away and advertising. This year about 35 sponsors donated much of the money. The rest was obtained through fund raising events and small donations. The cost of this years regatta was estimated to be $105,000. RegattaFrom Page 1 The crowds at the All Abaco Regatta gathered from all over Abaco and came from Grand Bahama and Nassau to enjoy the racing and the festivities. Regatta Village at the Green Turtle Cay ferry dock provided a large gathering area and offered a variety of diversions for entertainment. The two story observation deck gave a commanding view of the entire area. Many booths offered a variety of food, drinks, games, contests and merchandise appealing to everyone, young and old. This scene shows the booths and the activity that took place during the day. Abaco people look forward to this yearly event. CONTACT THE OUT ISLAND SPECIALISTSCHRIS THOMPSON(chris@hopetown.com)Ph: (242) 366-0216GREG ROBERTS(greg@hopetown.com) Fax: (242) 366-0223 ELBOW CAY HOMES ELBOW CAY HOMES POINT OF VIEWDramatic Atlantic Ocean front property w ith views south through the chain of islands just steps away from Tahiti Beach. Main house features open kitchen, 2B/2B suite, loft w/ study/office area. Gazebo deck leads to twin master suites. Decks w/bbq area, pool, lush landscaping. Private dock slip. Fully furnished, includes golf cart and jeep. Price: $2,179,000PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSEPremier designer home on beautiful sandy beach. Features 4B/3B, large open kitchen on second floor, great decks, balcony, swimming pool.Price: $1,550,000ATLANTIC HORIZONSCustom Timber Peg ocean front home, views of Tilloo Cay and beyond. 3B/3B, spacious kitchen open to great room, large wrap around deck with pool, and private dock slip at Tahiti Beach.Price: $1,500,000 VILLA JUNKANOOCustom home in private marina community facing the Sea of Abaco. Turnkey 3B/3B, open kitchen, dining area and great room. Includes 2 dock slips, one can accommodate up to a 60 yacht.Price: $1,450,000SUNRISE BEACH HOUSELocated on one of Elbow Cays best beaches, beautifully appointed with island style antiques. 3B/2B open floor plan, with 1B/1B garden level apartment. Excellent rental history. Price: $755,000FANTASYGreat island home just steps away from the beach. Open floor plan, 3B/2B, great room with wet bar. Master suite upstairs offers balcony with views of the Atlantic Ocean.Price: $480,000 OTHER PROPERTIESSOLITUDE 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: $635,000DORROS COVE Hillside overlooking the Atlantic, lot 110 x 200. Partially cleared for building site. Great Homesite. Underground electric & telephoned, nicely landscaped, quiet neighborhood. Great family home, close to everything. Price: $388,000MARNIES CREEK Private marina community at the southern end of Elbow Cay offering acre lots with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Sea of Abaco, or both. Each lot comes with private dock slip at the marina, homesites staggered for optimal views. Starting at: $230,000EAST VIEW Located on Lubbers Quarters Cay. Development faces the Sea of Abaco across from Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. Beautiful sunrises. Each homesite comes with a dock slip at the private marina. Great investment opportunity. Starting at: $89,000

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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 19 Building Materials Windows & Doors Flooring & Roofing Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinets Plumbing Fixtures Paints Lighting Fixtures Electrical Items Hand & Power Tools Garden Supplies & MoreClose to the Port Deliveries ArrangedPhone 561-627-9555 Fax 561-625-33663860 N. Lake Blvd. Lake Park (West Palm Beach)Call for your free catalog C & A VC & A V C & A VC & A V C & A V ariety ariety ariety ariety ariety StorStor StorStor Stor e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink ss ss s Exclusive Distributor of NOW SELLING Gatorade, V8 Splash, Bluebird Juices, Water, Bottled and Canned SodasTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNext to BaTelCo & Around the corner from Solomons Abaco Abaco Rage Wins Fourth ChampionshipThe Abaco Rage maintained its excellent record with another overall Championship win in the All Abaco Regatta held on September 20-21. She was the only boat representing Abaco. For these races she was skippered by Jeff Gale with Chris Thompson as tactician and a total crew of 12, all from Hope Town. All three races for Class A were on September 21 which was quite strenuous considering the fact that the anchor has to be pulled in simultaneously with the sails being hoisted. She had the lead in the first race until the last leg when she got in a dead area between two squalls. This allowed the other boats in the fleet to catch the breeze and overtake her. She gained enough speed to come in second. Although she came in second for the first two races, she won the third race easily, putting her in first place. This is the fourth time the Abaco Rage has competed in the All Abaco Regatta and the third time she has won the Class A Championship here. In her first competition here in 1998 she surprised everyone by winning Class AFirst PlaceAbaco Rage Fifth PlaceSilent Partner Second Place Ruperts Legend Sixth Place New Courageous Third Place Running Tide Seventh PlacePieces of Eight Fourth Place Original Courageous Class BFirst PlaceLady Natalie Fourth PlaceRevelation Second PlaceNew ChaseFifth Place Passion Third Place Eudiva Class CFirst Place Sacrifice Fourth Place Fishermans Inn Second PlaceGood Night, Irene Fifth Place Lethal Weapon Third PlaceCrazy PartnerSixth Place Chav Thunderbird Overall Race ResultsThe jubilant crew of the Abaco Rage accepts the trophy for being overall champion in Class A in the All Abaco Regatta. This is its third championship in four years of competing. The Hope Town group are enthusiastic sailors, competing yearly in the Georgetown, Exuma, and the Long Island regattas. that championship. The Rage is owned by a consortium of Hope Town persons and sails in several Family Island competitions each year. It was purchased from a group in Man-O-War where it was built. The Hope Town group has put in much time and effort to keep her in great shape. If you are interested in seeing all the awards and trophies the Rage has won, they are on display at Cracker Ps Restaurant on Lubbers Quarters The crew of the Abaco Rage is out on the pry as they sail on the first leg after leaving the start line. The boat, originally built in Man-O-War for competing in Georgetown, Exuma, was purchased by a group of Hope Town citizens who have renovated it and brought it back into racing condition. They have stepped a new mast, rigged it with new sails and have it in top shape. It has performed very well and is a credit to Abaco in all the regattas it enters.

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Page 20 The Abaconian October 1st, 2002These Students Study AbroadMore Abaco students than ever before are at schools abroad studying a wide variety of careers choices. Forest Heights Academy had a graduating class of 49 students this past June of which more than half are headed to college. Every high school graduating class on Abaco has students furthering their education. Many began their college work in September and more will be going in January, 2003. The Abaconian is very proud of each one of these students. They are showing determination to better themselves for their future lives. The cost of this education is tremendous, both in the emotional strain of leaving home, the social adjustments needed for their new environments and the financial strain of paying the costs. Many have received scholarships for their academic abilities shown during high school. Most of these scholarships are partial but do assist the families who have to bear the brunt of the expense. Some of these students are on sports scholarship from the schools and these tend to be full scholarships. This is an excellent way for families to cope with the expense of a college education. We congratulate the parents and family members who are working hard and making sacrifices to give these students the chance to further their education. T.J. Adderley is in his fourth year of college and is now attending Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. He is studying accounting. He is on a basketball scholarship. T.J. is the son of Thomas and Monica Adderley of Spring City and is a graduate of Lawton Christian High School in Oklahoma where he was on a basketball scholarship. Adrian Albury is in his third year at Palm Beach Community College in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is studying computer programming. He has been awarded a scholarship from the Lyford Cay Foundation in Nassau. He is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and is the son of Ricky Albury and Lisa Albury. Ashley Albury is in her second year at Palm Beach Community College in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is studying computer science and is on the Deans list. Ashley is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Albury. Lonnette Albury is attending New England Technical Institute in West Palm Beach where she is studying cosmetology. Lonnette is the daughter of Lonnie and Geanette Albury of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Clara Alcime is in her second year of college at the Newmann Catholic College in Ashton, Pennsylvania, where she is studying business management and marketing. She is on a full four-year scholarship from the college. Clara is the daughter of the late Charlie Alcime of Hope Town. She was valedictorian at Abaco Central High School when she graduated in 2000. Ivan Alcime is continuing his education at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He is studying physical therapy on a scholarship there. He is the son of the late Charlie Alcime of Hope Town. He graduated from Abaco Central High School. Davion Benjamin is in his fourth and final year at Georgetown College in Kentucky. He expects to receive a degree in physical therapy in May. Davion is the son of Terry and Derek Benjamin of Marsh Harbour. He graduated from Ben Lipper High School in South Carolina. Jamie Benjamin is in her first year at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. She is majoring in elementary education. Jamie is the daughter of Derek and Terry Benjamin of Marsh Harbour. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy where she was a Head Prefect and on the honor roll. She received a scholarship from Florida Southern College. Amanda Bethel expects to graduate in December 2003 from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. She earned her degree as a paralegal. Amanda is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Bethel of Hope Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Bianca Bethel is in her first year at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, where she is majoring in physical therapy. Bianca was salutatorian in her class when she graduated from Forest Heights Academy. She is the daughter of Will and Kim Bethel of Marsh Harbour. Please see Students Page 21 Class of 2002The Board and Administration ofForest Heights Academywish to congratulate the staff and students for theirAMAZING RESULTS in the BGCSE 2002Forest Heights Academy achieved 41 A grade passes and the rest of the Abaco schools 4 Forest Heights Academy achieved 56 B grade passes and the rest of the Abaco schools 24 Forest Heights Academy achieved 116 C grade passes and the rest of the Abaco schools 73 Our Grade 9 class must also be congratulated on their excellent BJC results which included 18 of the 32 A grades acheived by Abaco students To register your child in this high acheiving school please phone 367-3539 for details

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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 21 100% USABLE SPACE HEAVY-DUTY RED-IRON FRAME FIRE-RESISTANT 20-YEAR MILL-BACKED WARRANTY MULTIPLE PANELS AND COLORS EASY BUILD-IT-YOURSELF CONSTRUCTION MANUFACTURERS SAVINGS MAINTENANCE FREE MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS CUSTOMIZED ACCENTS HEAVY WIND LOADS FAST DELIVERY FROM MANUFACTURING FACILITIES NATIONWIDE QUICK EASY DELIVERYBest Buy on Steel Buildings Best Buy on Steel Buildings Speed Quality ValueA B C561-955-8800A=100X180X16$42,660B=55X90X14$13,990C=40X60X14$8,690All buildings are Red Iron, bolt-up kits in 26 gauge galv. that include engineered drawings and come in all sizes. Local building codes may cause prices to vary. Pricing FOB Factory. Super Values & Summer Savings atSAWYERS MARKETLocated in Sawyers Building off Don MacKay Blvd.Tel: (242) 367-2044/5 Fax: (242) 367-2059 FULL LINE OF GROCERIES Frozen Meats in Family Packs Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand Names Wide Convenient Isles Butcher for Custom Cuts Convenient ParkingOpen 7 a.m. 9 p.m. Monday thru Saturday 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Sunday StudentsFrom Page 20 Ian Bethell is in his final year at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. He will graduate with a double major of business and computer science and maintains grades which keep him on the honour rolls. Ian graduated from Forest Heights Academy in 1997 and is the son of David and Kathy Bethell of Green Turtle Cay. He has a good position at the Echo Restaurant in the Breakers Hotel. He plays basketball for recreation. Roger Bethell has begun his first year at Palm Beach Community College in West Palm Beach, Florida. Roger graduated from Forest Heights Academy and is the son of David and Kathy Bethell of Green Turtle Cay. He works at the Echo Restaurant in the Breakers Hotel and enjoys playing his guitar. Angelo Bowe is in his second year at the Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute where he is studying air conditioning and refrigeration. Angelo is the son of Yvonne Sanders and George Bowe of Wood Cay. He is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School Keora Brown is a second year student at Louisiana State University. Keora was Valedictorian of the Class of 2001 at Abaco Central High School where she maintained a 3.9 GPA. She received the Prime Time Foundation full scholarship as well as an Abaco Pathfinder scholarship and the Al Martin Science scholarship. She is majoring in business along with pre-law. She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Augustine Williams of Dundas Town. Patrelle Carey is in her first year at Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida. She is majoring in music and received a partial scholarship in music from the school. Patrelle is the daughter of Gwendolyn and Leroy Carey of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Sherelle Carey is in her first year at Georgia Middle College in Cochran, Georgia. She is on a full tennis scholarship from the college while she is majoring in forensic science. Sherelle is the daughter of Gwendolyn and Leroy Carey of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Ashley Marie Cash is in her second year at Valdosta State University majoring in early childhood education. Ashley is the daughter of Wade and Martha Cash of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She is a member of the school choir. Tabitha Cash is a second year student at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, where she is on the Deans list. Tabitha graduated from Forest Heights Academy and is the daughter of Maureen Koep of Marsh Harbour and Clark Cash of Casuarina Point. She received a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders. Jeta Charles is in her third year at the Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida. She is studying accounting. Jeta is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fountaine Joseph of Hope Town and graduated from Abaco Central High School. Dionne Coleby is in her first year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. She is majoring in elementary education. Dionne is the daughter of Ms. Joyce Coleby of Marsh Harbour. Please see Students Page 22 She graduated from Forest Heights Academy. Greer Coleby is in her third year at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. She is studying journalism. She enjoyed being on the school rowing team last year. Greer is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy and is the daughter of Ms. Joyce Coleby, manager of Royal Bank in Marsh Harbour. Vernard Coleby is in his third year at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He received his Associates degree from Jacksonville Community College. He is majoring in information systems. Vernard is the son of Ms. Joyce Coleby, manager of Royal Bank in Marsh Harbour. He finished high school at Kingsway Academy in Nassau. Elizabeth Collie is in her first year at the University of Montemorales in Mexico. She is studying Spanish and taking a pre-med course. Elizabeth is the daughter of Isaac and Jacqueline Collie of Long Bay, Crossing Rocks. She graduated from Long Bay School where she was on the honor roll. Our Students Away at School

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Page 22 The Abaconian October 1st, 2002 AA AA A AA AA A AA AA 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 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Transportation & Logistics Services Freight Forwarding Ship Agencies Cargo management Consulting Services \000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000)59()59()59()59()59()59()59()59()59()]TJ /GS0 gs /TT5 1 Tf -0.0105 Tc -0.0676 Tw 12.2 0 0 12.2 45.24 194.88 Tm (For more information:Tel:242-367-2089 242-367-2530 P.O. Box AB 20485, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Visit our office on the front streetOne call does it allARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS Darvin Curry is in his third year of college and is now attending Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. He is studying business and finance. Darvin is the son of Terry Curry of Marsh Harbour. He graduated from Florida Air Academy with honors. He is a member of the YMCA basketball team. Johan Dam continues his college studies at the Warner Southern College in Brandon, Florida, majoring in finance and banking. He works full time while studying at night school. He expects to graduate in December 2003. Johan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Johan Dam of Marsh Harbour and is married to Joni Albury of Marsh Harbour. Rory Duggan is in his second year at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. He is majoring in product design and hs maintaining a 2.8 GPA. Rory is the son of Mr. and Mr. Tim Duggan of Marsh Harbour. He graduated from Vanguard School in Lake Wales, Florida. Devaughan Edgecombe is in his first year at Palm Beach Atlantic College in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he is majoring in accounting. Devaughan is the son of Sara Dawkins of Murphy Town. He graduated from Abaco Central High School. StudentsFrom Page 21 Please see Students Page 23 Rondinearo Edgecombe is in his last year of a four-year architectural program at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. He previously received an AA degree at the College of The Bahamas. Rondinearo is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School and is the son of Sylvan and Sarah Edgecombe of Coopers Town. Valencia Edgecombe is in her second year at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is majoring in elementary education. She entered a college literature competition and helps publish the school magazine. Valencia is the daughter of Leonard and Ruth Edgecombe of Dundas Town. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She received a scholarship from the school. Dumasse Etienne is in his third year at the University of Havana in Cuba. He is in a four year course in agronomy with emphasis on livestock and soil analysis. Dumasse is the son of Lennie and Jerutha Etienne of Dundas Town. He graduated from Abaco Central High School. Jamal Hepburn is in his third year at Southern Nazarine University in Oklahoma. He is in a fiveyear program studying business and marketing. Jamal is the son of Joel and Esther Hepburn of Dundas Town and is on a four year track and field scholarship given by the school. Darlene Higgs is in her second year at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. She is majoring in biology. Darlene is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rowan Higgs of Marsh Harbour and was Valedictorian when she graduated from Forest Heights Academy. She was awarded a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders. Neil Hingle is in his first year at EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He is studying aeronautical science. Neil is the son of Stephanie Humblestone of Hope Town. He is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. He spent last year as a participant of the Class Afloat program. Madeline Joseph is in her second year at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad. She is pursuing a career in medicine. She received her Bachelors degree from Florida Memorial College in Miami. Madeline is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She is the daughter of Elvie Joseph and the late Charles Bain and is from Hope Town. Chrystie Kawalram is in her first year at Berkeley College in New York. She is majoring in international businesses with an emphasis on administration. Chrystie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roodatram Kawalram of Treasure Cay. She graduated from Forest Heights Academy with honors in marine biology. She received a Pathfinders scholarship. Robert Key is in his first year at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama. Robert is the son of Randy and Emily Key of Marsh Harbour. He is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy.Students Seek Higher Education

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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 23 StudentsFrom Page 22 Please see Students Page 24 Shivani Lachhman is in her fourth year at Hunters College in Manhattan, New York. She is majoring in biology and chemistry. She maintains good grades and is on the Deans List. Shivani was Head Girl at S.C. Bootle High School when she graduated in June 1998. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Baldeo Lachhman of Fox Town. Vashti Lachhman has begun work toward her Masters degree at Hunters College in Manhattan, New York. She is studying medical laboratory science and maintains grades which keep her on the Deans list. She does volunteer work at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Vashti is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Baldeo Lachhman of Fox Town. She graduated from S.C. Bootle High School. Jacqui Lightbourn continues taking night courses at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, and is working toward a degree in business administration. Jacqui is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Meeson, both of whom are affiliated with Forest Heights Academy. Erika Lowe is in her first year of college at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. She is studying psychology and education. Erika is the daughter of Scott and Merdie Lowe of Green Turtle Cay. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She received scholarships from Abaco Pathfinders and Bahamas Supermarkets. Nicole Lundy is in her second year at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, where she is majoring in finance. She is maintaining a 3.8 GPA. She is in the National Honours Society, the Pre-Law Society, the Peoples Editor for the year book, the Finance Club and the Pre-Alumni Council. Nicole graduated from Freeport Anglican High School. She is the daughter of Elaine and Phillip Lundy. Andrew McIntosh is in his first year at Palm Beach Community College in Lake Worth, Florida, where he is studying aeronautical engineering. Andrew is the son of Karen and Luke McIntosh of Green Turtle Cay. He is a graduate of Canterbury Episcopal School in St. Petersburg, Florida. Jamal McIntosh is beginning his college work at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. He will be studying music and education. Jamal graduated from Wesley College as valedictorian in 2002. He is the son of Roosevelt Rusty and Belinda McIntosh of Dundas Town. Jillian McIntosh is in her third year of college and is attending Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She is studying business administration and management. Jillian is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luke and Karen McIntosh of Green Turtle Cay. Shavonne McKenzie is in her third year at the Bahamas Baptist College in Nassau, studying accounting. She was honored as top student in accounting class. Shavonne is the daughter of Debbie and Bradley McKenzie of Wood Cay. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Jerome Menard is in his second year at Johnson and Wales University in North Miami, Florida. He is studying to be a chef. He is on the Deans list and is now a Resident Assistant. Jerome is from Hope Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. He continues to be a recipient of a Abaco Pathfinders scholarship. He has also received a partial scholarship from the college for his excellent overall performance. Cutelle Mikula is in her first year at Campbell University in Beuires Creek, North Carolina. She is majoring in accounting. Cutelle is the daughter of Mike and Gloria Mikula of Treasure Cay. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy where she maintained a GPA of 3.4. Teneil Mills is now attending the University of the West Indies at the College of The Bahamas. She is in her third year toward a Bachelors degree. She is studying law and criminal justice and plans to eventually earn a law degree. She received her Associate degree from the Bahamas Baptist College. She has enjoyed playing second base on the Kiwi Shoe Polishers softball team. Teneil is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silbert Mills of Dundas Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Edie Nairn is in her final semester at the College of the Bahamas and is majoring in elementary education. She is on the Presidents List. Edie is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and is the daughter of Veronica Nairn of Marsh Harbour and Edgar Nairn of Nassau. Edie spends her leisure time as a member of a basketball team. Veronica Nairn has begun her college work at Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida. She is studying phychology. She received a scholarship from Bahamas Supermarkets. Veronica is the daughter of Veronica Nairn of Marsh Harbour. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Nacia Alicia Newbold completed the work for her Associates degree. She is currently doing an internship at Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, working in the intensive care unit. In November she will take her Nursing Council Exam to become a registered nurse. Nacia is the daughter of Maria and Gersel Edgecombe of Coopers Town and graduated from S.C. Bootle High School. Herman Jean Noel is in his fourth year at LaRoche College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is studying graphic design and is maintaining a good academic record. Herman is the son of Emmanuel Jean Noel of Hope Town. He is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and is on a full fouryear Pacem Teris scholarship. Olivia Patterson is in her second year of studies at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. She is majoring in marine biology and environmental studies. She is enjoying extracurricular activities of dance and archery. Olivia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Patterson of Hope Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She was awarded a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders. Terrinque Pennerman is in her first year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. She is majoring in economics and finance. Terrnique is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and is the daughter of Margaret Meares of Moores Island. Stephen Petersen is in his second year of college and is now attending Palm Beach Community College in West Palm Beach. He was on the honor roll last year at the University of South Florida. He is majoring in business. Stephen is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy and is the son of Linda and Tom Leffler of Marsh Harbour. Brock Pinder is in his first year at Palm Beach Community College in Lake Worth, Florida. He is majoring in primary education. Brock is the son of Buddy Pinder ofMore Seek Additional Studies

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Page 24 The Abaconian October 1st, 2002 Mens, Womens & Childrens Wear T-Shirts Infants Clothing Household Items LuggageQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh HarbourMon Sat 8:30 am 5:30 pm Tel: 367-2017Spooners Marsh Harbour Boat Yard Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat LiftServices include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Mechanical repairs Well stocked marine store (incorporating Triple J Marine Store)For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.com Marsh Harbour and Danette Pinder of Boynton Beach, Florida. He is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. He is a recipient of a Pathfinders scholarship. Charles Pinder is in his third year at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau. He is majoring in biology and chemistry, hoping to pursue a medical career. Charles is the son of Theresa Pinder of Casuarina Point and Simeon Pinder of Nassau. He graduated from St. Andrews School in Nassau. Waseela Rahim is in her second year at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario. She is majoring in computer graphic design. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mohammad Rahim of Marsh Harbour. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and was awarded a Pathfinder scholarship. A.J. Reckley is in his first year at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is studying music and minoring in business administration. A.J. is the son of Gilbert and Donna Reckley of Marsh Harbour. He is a graduate of Wesley College and was active in the Abaco Community Band. He was on the Deans list and was Head Boy in high school. Anwar Cornelius Reckley is in his third year of college studies at Pensacola Christian College. He is majoring in business and computer science. Anwar is the son of Bradley and Lovely Reckley of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of Long Bay School. Nicholas Roberts is in his second year at the Sir Sanford Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario. He is in a two year program studying a general arts and science course. Nicholas graduated from Forest Heights Academy and is the son of Scott and Susan Roberts of Green Turtle Cay. StudentsFrom Page 23More Students in Far SchoolsMarlon Rolle expects to receive his Associates degree in December. He will then pursue a Bachelors degree at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. He is studying computer data processing. Marlon is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School and is the son of Michael and Nadine Rolle of Coopers Town. He received a partial scholarship from COB. Dianna Russell is in her third year at the College of The Bahamas studying Spanish and communications. Dianna is the daughter of George Russell of Coopers Town and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Marsha Sands is in her first year at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is majoring in secondary education in biology. Marsha is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Darvin Sands of ManO-War. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy with a GPA of 4.0. She was on the Principals list. She received a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders and the Lorraine Sands-Lee scholarship Foundation. Amanda Sawyer is in her first year at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta, Georgia. She is in a two-year program studying computer information systems and music. Amanda is the daughter of Elmore Capt. Forty and Florence Sawyer of Treasure Cay. Erin Sawyer is in her third year at Daytona Beach Community College in Daytona Beach, Florida. She is studying radiology. Erin is a 1998 graduate of Forest Heights Academy and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reggie Sawyer of Green Turtle Cay. She works part time at a stable with about 20 horses. Michelle Sawyer is attending Palm Beach Community College in West Palm Beach, Florida, where she is doing basic course work. She expects to transfer to the University of Central Florida in January to pursue a major in speech therapy. Michelle is the daughter of Brian and Caroline Sawyer of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Thurman Spurgeon Sawyer is completing his doctorate at the University of Laramie in Laramie, Wyoming. He will graduate in May with a juris doctorate in international law. He earned his Masters degree in history. He is working part time as an administrator on campus for freshmen. Thurman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon Sawyer of Man-O-War. He is married to Jeren Sawyer, who completed her post doctorate work and is now teaching languages at the University. She is fluent in five languages and is a native of Turkmenistan. Erica Latoya Seymour is in her first year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. She is studying secondary education. Erica is the daughter of Ms. Val Cornish of Dundas Town. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Tecuma Sherman is in her second year at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is majoring in secondary education, specifically English language.. Tecuma is the daughter of Mrs. Isobel Sherman of Murphy Town and and Mr. Eugene Sherman of Dundas Town. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She was awarded a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders. She received a Sailfish award and a Provosts scholarship from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Shakera Simms is in her first year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. She is studying primary education. Shakera is the daughter of Jackie and Theresa Simms of Coopers Town and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Kenneth Strachan is in his third year at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, studying biology and human genetics. He received his Associates degree in biology and chemistry at the College of The Bahamas. He is planning to go to medical school in the Caribbean beginning next year. Kenneth is the son of Anthony and Valderine Adderley of Fire Road. He received a scholarship from Pathfinders and a scholarship from the Abaco Scholarship Fund. He is quite active belonging to Toastmasters International, the McGill Choral Society and the McGill Aviation Club. Brock Stratton is in his first year of college at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. Brock is the son of Andy and Clara Please see Students Page 25

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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 25 Caribbean Constructors Ltd.Concrete Blocks 4"x 8"x 16" 6"x 8"x 16" 8"x 8"x 16" Corner Blocks Regular Blocks Hydraulic Fittings & Hoses Monday Friday 7 am 4 pmP.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2502Sand & Quarry Cracker Dust Rock Local 3/8" 3/4" Rock Imported ditto Pea Rock ImportedStepping Stones in various patterns 18" x 18" 24" x 24" 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 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 Stratton of Marsh Harbour. He graduated from Forest Heights Academy. Dane Stratton is in his first year of college at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama. Dane is the son of Andy and Clara Stratton of Marsh Harbour. He completed high school at Forest Heights Academy. Tiffany Swain is in her third year at DeVry Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. She is pursuing a Bachelors degree in telecommunications management. Tiffany is a graduate of Freeport Anglican High School and is the daughter of Celestine and Robert Swain of Moores Island. Shanna Thompson is in her last year at Palm Beach Atlantic College in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is taking a liberal arts course. She was named on the Provosts list with a GPA of 4.0. Lyford Cay Foundation awarded her a scholarship from the Abaco Scholarship Fund. Shanna is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. StudentsFrom Page 24 Mike Thompson of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Priscilla Weatherford is in her first year at Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Florida. She is majoring in commercial writing and computer science. Priscilla is the daughter of Pastor Robin and Myrna Weatherford of Marsh Harbour. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She is active in the Dolphins Collegian, a sorority at the school. Daniel Wiltfang is in his fourth and final year at the U.S. Naval Academy at Anapolis, Maryland, where he is majoring in political science. Daniel is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wiltfang of Marsh Harbour. He is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. There are more students away. The October 15 issue will include more of them. We do not know all the students who are away. We need your help. If you have a friend or family member away or if you know someone in your community who is away who is not listed here, we ask that you call us to let us know. You can phone 367-2677 or 3673202. We have a record number of students featured this year and we would like to include everyone of them. There is no charge for this listing Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@oii.netWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote, Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Fridges Freezers Satellites TVs Stereos Phones Home Appliances Car Stereos/Amps Speakers Abaco Distributors Ltd. Ph: (242) 367-2265 (242) 367-3042SALES SERVICES REPAIRS AND ACCESSORIES MONTHL Y SPECIALS Washer X-Large $529.00 20 Gas Range $399.00SPECIALS GOOD WHILE SUPPLIES LAST The Hon. Bradley Roberts, Minister of Works, was on Abaco at the time of the All Abaco Regatta on September 21. He toured the new government subdivision, Central Pines Estates, and was pleased to see the attractive, well planned subdivision which is now available for Bahamians. Shown above discussing the subdivision is Mr. Timothy Roberts of Marsh Harbour, Mr. Bradley Roberts, a friend from Grand Bahama, Mr. Fritz Bootle of Coopers Town, Mark Roberts of Marsh Harbour and Mr. Stubbs, Chairman of BAIC. Photo courtesy of Timothy RobertsMinister Tours Subdivision Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .Floor Tiles from 6" x 6" up to 18" x 18" Wall Tiles in 4" x 4" 6" x 6" 6" x 8" up to 10" x 16" We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optional Abaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on displayMore Students Away

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Page 26 The Abaconian October 1st, 2002Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartiments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties9 hse + 365-4465 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue 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 Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Elbow Cay Prop 43 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 22 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 50 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Island Colours + 366-0290 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 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 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound+ 242-367-5576 + agents who have multiple cottages and houses A & W TRAVELTravel is our businessWell get you where you want to go....SUB AGENTS Hope Town 366-0100 Man-O-War 356-6048 Treasure Cay 365-8507 Green Turtle 365-4140 Abaco Shopping Centre P.O. Box AB-20283 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2806/2577 Fax: (242) 367-3219 Electronic World TV s VCR s Film Phones Batteries Stereos Tapes Located on Don McKay Blvd. Next to Computer Creations Stop by the store or give Eugene Weatherford a call at 367-2042 The Best For Less! NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayBy Dr. Barnyard The Buster trial continued this week in Little Harbour with shocking testimony by murder victim Duckies surviving life-mate, Duck Too. Mr. Too was called to the stand by canine defendant Busters attorney, Johnny Conchrun. The renowned attorney attempted to exploit weaknesses in the couples marriage in an effort to support his claim that Duckie was murdered by the Little Harbour mob in an effort to collect insurance money. Duck Toos behavior after the murder, including a prompt marriage to Cherokee native, Duck Tree, and newly extravagant lifestyle with purchases of a new Hinckley yacht, the Quacks Deduction and new Range Rover raised suspicions in the small paranoid community that the allegations may, in fact, be true. Duck Too, quickly falling victim to Conchruns rabid cross examination, admitted that Duckie was a problem drinker, quite an accomplishment in Little Harbour, a settlement famous for its world class drinking team. Duck Too revealed that Duckies personality underwent unpleasant changes while under the influence of alcohol. Duckie liked to get loose as a goose and then all hell would break loose. While most people enjoy duck sauce, there is absolutely nothing appetizing about a sauced duck, he explained. Under more intense questioning, Duck Too also admitted that Duckie was unfaithful, no great surprise in Little Harbour, a settlement known for its blurred marital boundries. However, the extent of Duckies infidelity shocked even the most jaded observers at the trial. Yes, Duckie strayed from the nest all the time. Mallards, wood ducks, pintails, Duckie bagged more ducks than anyone, even the best crack shots from Cherokee. At first it was only ducks, then Duckie began to get restless during the long duck off-season. Snowbirds, Canadian geese and finally a buzzard, Duckies behavior was out of control, lamented Too. Why didnt you leave this drunken depraved duck? demanded Conchrun. Well, you have to understand its a very shallow dating pool here in Little Harbour. You dont really break up with your girlfriend, you just lose your turn, replied Too. Probing deeper, Conchrun asked, I see that Duckie had a penchant for any thing that flies, floats or is feathered. Did he ever cross the line? You know which line I am speaking about, dont you, Mister Too? Tell me, did Duckie ever cross from feather to FUR!!??? Following a shocked silence, the courtroom erupted in a cacophony of jeers, curses and epithets. Pounding her gavel, Judge Judy attempted to bring order to the courtroom. Recognizing prosecuting attorney Au Brie Clarques strong objection, the judge demanded that Conchrun end his outlandish questions or show relevance to the case. Just answer the question, Mister Too, insisted Conchrun. Well, yes, one night I did walk in on Duckie and Gilligan, the bar cat, sharing some catnip. I didnt see any thing going on but it did make me wonder what exactly Duckie really meant when he said he was going to raid the kitty. Any other creatures of a furry persuasion, Mister Too? Tell me, try hard to recall. Did Duckie ever cross the line with a CANINE ???!!! Again the courtroom erupted. Judge Judy, red-faced with anger, threatened Conchrun with contempt of court. Please oblige me this last question, Judge, requested Conchrun. Answer the question, Mister Too, directed the Judge. A flustered and possibly blushing, Duck Too replied, Yes, yes, I am ashamed to admit that Duckie did cross the canine line. It all started last summer when I saw this Jack Russell lurking about docs dock. Unleashed and unneutered, he made me uneasy. There was this look in his eye, especially when I caught him looking, leering actually at Duckie, that told me he was up to no good. Imagine my surprise when I came home early one day and found my beloved and the Jack Russell sharing our love nest, joined Duckie style. Beat it, Buster! I shouted, only later finding out that this was his name. Duckie was unremorseful, explaining that once you have been with a Jack, you will never go back. The court room went silent, a shocked silence only broken by Duck Toos muffled sobs on the stand. Recovering his composure, Duck Too continued. I pleaded with Duckie, please dont continue this affair. What if you have offspring, puplings, neither dog nor duck. Despised by all, accepted by none. I was still in love with Duckie and I knew in my heart that this canine would take my Duckie. Little did I know that he would also take Duckies life. Objection, objection, shouted a visibly surprised Conchrun. I want that last remark stricken from the record. You started this line of questioning, Mr Conchrun. The least you can do is sit quietly until Mr. Too is finished, replied Judge Judy. Well, one afternoon I was sitting on docs dock preening my feathers when I saw a commotion on the beach. I waddled down the dock to get a closer look and there was my beloved and Buster on the beach, together Duckie style. He was nibbling on Duckies nape when all of a sudden he just goes crazy and bites Duckies head off. There was blood and feathers everywhere. It was just terrible. I was still in a state of shock when this van pulls up and Buster jumps in and makes his escape. Why didnt you come forward with this information earlier? asked the Judge. I suppose I should have come forward earlier with this information but my shame prevented me from admitting that I had been cuckolded by a canine. I also didnt want to blemish the memory of Duckie. Yes, Duckie was a depraved drunkard, but who wants their beloved to be remembered as the duck who crossed the Canine Line? The courtroom at Petes Pub was adjourned until next week when final sentencing will take place.Duck Too Testifies In Buster TrialTorrid Little Harbour Love Triangle Is Exposed It Pays toAdvertise inThe Abaconian

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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 27 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept. 367-2000 Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept. VHF Ch 16 Trauma One Ambulance Service 367-2911 Dundas Town Fire Dept. 367-2935 or 4935 Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc VHF 16 or 366-0282 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock ...................................................... $12.00 + $3 Abaco Beach Hotel through Golden Harvest$10.00 + $3 Dove Plaza to Stop Light ................................ $10.00 + $2 Western Auto ....................................................$ 6.00 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town ......$10.00 + $3 Murphy Town or Pelican Shores .................. $14.00 + $4 Eastern Shores or Spring City ....................... $15.00 + $4 Gov. Clinic ......................................................$ 6.00 + $3 Snake Cay .................................................... $35.00 + $10 Treasure Cay B ...........................................$55.00 + $ 5 Casuarina Point ............................................. $60.00 + $10 Airport Treas. Cay B .................................$65.00 + $ 5 Bahama Palm Shores .................................. $70.00 + $10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ........................... $80.00 + $10 Crossing Rocks .......................................... $100.00 + $10 Sandy Point ................................................. $135.00 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Abaco Beach Hotel through Wallys ...............$ 2.00 + $2 Jib Room ..........................................................$ 5.00 + $2 Stop Light or Dove Plaza ................................$ 6.00 + $3 Government Freight Dock ...............................$ 7.00 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance ..........$ 9.00 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour No children under three years to be charged. Uncaged pets will be charged as passengers Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf Boards $3.00 ea. Between Northern Abaco Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star, or Moxy .........$14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors .............................$10 + $5 Sand Banks ........................................................$20 + $5 Joes Creek ........................................................$35 + $5 Black Wood ........................................................$14 + $5 Fire Road ...........................................................$25 + $5 Coopers Town ..................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour ...................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay ..........................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope ....................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town ...........................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven .....................$65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round Trip ...............................$85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour .................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joes Creek ......................................$25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..............................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks ................................................$7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 Waiting Time $12 Per Hour Air Lines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau & Moores Island ............... 367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale ................................ 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. 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 Walkers Cay Walkers Cay Marina 75....F...... 353-1252 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House ................45......F...... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club ......32......F...... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina ..15................ 365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F...... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service.10......F...... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F...... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26 ......F...... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183 ......F...... 367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F...... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F...... 367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes ...................29......F...... 367-2366 Port of Call................24......F...... 367-2287 Abaco Yacht Haven....7................ 367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16................ 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways................... 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina.... ....6......F...... 366-0154 Sea Spray.................24......F...... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F...... 365-0083 Guana Cay Guana Beach Resort.22 ......F...... 365-5133 Orchid Bay................32......F...... 365-5175Boats coming from U.S. can clear Customs at Walkers Cay, Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Medical Services Marsh Harbour Abaco Medical Clinic...................... 367-4240 Abaco Family Medicine.................. 367-2295 Government Clinic .......................... 367-2510 Coopers Town Gov. Clinic..... 365-0300 Green Turtle Cay Gov. Clinic.. 365-4028 Hope Town Gov. Clinic............. 366-0108 Sandy Point Gov. Clinic........... 366-4010 Treasure Cay Corbett Clinic..... 365-8288 Dive ShopsMarsh Harbour Dive Abaco ........................................... 367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive Center .................. 367-4646 Hope Town Daves Dive Shop ................................ 366-0029 Froggies .............................................. 366-0024 Treasure Cay Treasure Divers ................................... 365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures .................. 365-8111 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Shop ............................ 365-4411 Green Turtle Divers ............................. 365-4271Guana Cay Dive Shop ................... 365-5178Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop .................. 365-6013 Rentals Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals.............................. 367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ...................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................... 367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals ............................ 367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals ......................... 367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals ...................... 367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals ......................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars.. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals ............................. 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals ...................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ........................... 367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals .......... 367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals ............... 477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental............................... 365-4084 D & P Cart Rental............................... 365-4656 Donnies Boat Rentalss......................... 365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.... 365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals ................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts.................................... 477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals ................... 365-5195 Guana Cay Cart Rentals..................... 365-5016 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................... 365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals .............. 365-6072 Water Ways Boat Rent..... 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals.................. 366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals....................... 366-0380 Daves Dive Shop Boat Rentals.......... 366-0029 Hope Town Cart Rentals ...................... 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .............................. 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .................. 366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals ...................... 366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals ........... 366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals .............................. 366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent................................... 365-8193 Cass Carts......................................... 365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals ........................ 365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals ............................ 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals................................. 365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals ............................. 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ............................. 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks................ 365-8749 Tours & Excursions Marsh Harbour Abaco Outback by kayak.................. 367-5358 Abaco Beach Dive Center................... 367-4646 Dive Abaco......................................... 367-2787 Hope Town Froggies by excursion boat ................ 366-0431 Treasure Cay Abaco Adventures by kayak............. 365-8749 Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless notedAlburys Ferry ServiceMarsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute trip 7:15 (M-F) 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm24 5:30 Hope T. to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 34 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip 10:30 am12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:30 Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am11:30 (M-Sat)1:30 pm3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana 30 minute trip :45 am 10:15 1:15 pm 3:305:30 Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh Harbour 30 minute trip 8 am11:30 2:30 pm 4:45Fare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $ 8/$12 Children $4/$6 Charters any time Phone 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries leave from Crossing Beach Guana Cay and Scotland Cay ferries leave from Conch Inn Workmans special Mondays thru Fridays from Union Jack DockGreen Turtle FerryGreen Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t Daily 8 am 9 11 12:15pm 1:303 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay Daily 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult fare $7 (Children $3) Round trip $11 Additional to some destinations Charter any time Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Channel 16Abaco AdventuresTreasure Cay to Guana Cay Wed & Sat 10 am, return 5 pm $25 Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sun 11, 12:30, 4, return 11:45, 3 & 5 Treasure C. to Man-O-War & Hope T Thur 10 am, return3:30 $35Charters available Phone 365-8749 VHF Channel 16Pinders Ferry Service Connects Abaco & Grand Bahama Approximately 1 hour trip Crown Haven to McLean s Town Daily 7:30 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $30 one way For information call Grand Bahama 353-3093 or Abaco 365-2356 Bus service to and from Freeport at McLeans Town AND bus service to and from Marsh Harbour at Crown Haven. Rental automobiles at both terminals. Sandy Point Patrick Roberts ....... 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows. 366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ......... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ....... 366-4175 Links Adderly ......... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ....... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder ......... 366-2163 Jay Sawyer.......... 367-3941 Justin Sands .......... 367-3526 Terrance Davis ....... 367-4464 Danny Sawyer ...... 367-3577 Man-O-War David Albury .......... 365-6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer ....... 366-2111 Will Sawyer .............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ................. 366-2107 Junior Albury ............. 366-3058 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ........... 366-0133 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh Pope McKenzie ......... 477-5894 Orthnell Russell .......... 365-0125 Alexander Rolle ......... 365-0120 Edward Rolle............. 365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer .......... 365-4070 Jeff Survance ............. 365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ........... 365-4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers ...........................$$$.............. 367-2158 C&G Restaurant .................$.............. 367-3227 Conch Inn Bistro.............$$$.............. 367-4444 Golden Grouper ..................$.............. 367-2301 Henrys Jerk Center...........$.............. 367-5959 Jamies Place .....................$.............. 367-2880 Jib Room........... ...............$$.............. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch).......... 367-2615 Mackerals ......................................................... Mangoes ........................$$$.............. 367-2366 Mavis Country Kitchen.......$.............. 367-2002 Pops Place........................$....+..... 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 Capn Jacks.......................$.............. 366-0247 Club Soleil......................$$$.............. 366-0003 Harbours Edge ................$$.............. 366-0087 Hollywood Temptations H T Harbour Lodge ...........$$.............. 366-0095 Munchies ...........................$....+..... 366-0423 Rudys Place..................$$$.......... 366-0062 Man-O-War Pavilion ..............................$.............. 365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................. 365-6380 Guana Cay Coco Paradise .................................... 365-5197 Guana Seaside ...............$$$.............. 365-5106 Nippers..........................$$$ .............. 365-5143 Mermaid Cafe .................$$$.............. 365-5137 Orchard Bay Treasure Cay Florences Cafe ..................$ Harbour Cafe... ...................$.............. 365-8635 Hudsons Delight ................. $.............. 365-8648 Island Boil & Sports Bar...$$.............. 365-8849 Spinnaker Restaurant ......$$$.............. 365-8469 Touch of Class ................$$$.............. 365-8195 Travellers Rest .................................... 365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House .....................$$$.............. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$.............. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club ...........$$$.............. 365-4271 Lauras Kitchen .................$$.............. 365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant........$.............. 365-4625 New Plymouth Inn.........$$$.............. 365-4161 Plymouth Rock Cafe........................... 365-4234 Roosters Rest.. ................$$.............. 365-4066 Wrecking Tree Rest. Harbour Caf (ferry dock)...$....+..... 365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js................................$.............. 366-4020 Oeishas ............................................... 366-4139 Pete & Gays..................$$$..............366-4119 Seaside Inn ....................$$$.............. 366-4120 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge ..................... 366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian.Abaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 Fax 367-5823 abacochamber@abacoinet.com Area code 242 unless listed

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Page 28 The Abaconian October 1st, 2002 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 3 bed / 3 bath 15 ft. wide slip $266,000 Phase II 3 bed / 3 bath 12 ft. wide slip $266,000 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg. 3 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip $182,000 Bldg 4 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip $194,000 Bldg 5 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip $194,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Garden/Pool View 2 bed / 1 bath $113,000 Marina View 1 bed / 1 bathbeginning at $78,000 2 bed / 1 bath $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 $157,300 Ocean Villa Subdivision 2 bed / 2 bath special garden location with pool view $260,000 2 bed / 2 bath with direct greenway access to ocean plus extra features $272,000 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 $425,000 Plus 14% closing 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 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 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 Safe Harbour Canal front with excellent elevation. Octagonal 825 sq. ft. garage / efficiency guest house with plans for main house. Dock with power in place. Must see. $369,000 Laguna brand new canal front, octagonal home, fully furnished, 3 bed/ 2 bath, modern open concept, living/dining/kitchen plus partially covered deck. Perfect island retreat for some lucky family $676,500 Island Times 2500 sq. ft. modern spacious 3 bed / 2 1/2 bath, living/dining/kitchen opening onto covered patio facing waterfront. Double garage/ utility. Extra adjacent lot. Total frontage 108 ft. $830,250 Seaductress/ Harbours Edge Modern CBS 3 bed/ 3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, 80 ft., full serviced dock, 2 car garage including two vehicles. Exceptional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate. MOTIVATED SELLER$1,200,000 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 In operation since 1997 New Commuter service to Marsh Harbour Starting August 2, 2002 Friday and Monday Service Saturday for groups of six or more$199*RT Palm Beach to Marsh Harbour$299*RT Orlando/ Sanford to Marsh Harbour Service available to other Abaco airports For more information please call800-849-6999 in the US or 904 829 3605 in the Bahamas*Plus applicable taxesBy Isobel Sherman In a previous article I interviewed Mitchell Albury, a newly elected member of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee. Now I am writing about his brother Nicholas Albury, who at age 20 might be the youngest serving Town Committee member as well as Council member in Local Government in the Bahamas. Nicholas was elected to the Marsh Harbour Town Committee on June 27th and was elected to represent Marsh Harbour on the Central Abaco Council. Nicholas ran because he says young people must get involved in their communities, island and their country. He wants to make a difference. Prior to running Nicholas attended some of the Central Council meetings to see first hand what went on at these meetings. He repeatedly told me in our conversation that he wants to make a difference. He wants to be the voice for young people and he hopes more young people will get involved. However, he is very quick to point out that the young can learn much from older persons. He said, for example, the wealth of knowledge that Mr. Bill Swain, Chairman of Town Planning, has in the construction and building industry can benefit younger members. Admittedly surprised that the Marsh Harbour Town Committee had enough confidence in him to elect him as one of four representatives on the Central Abaco District Council, Nicholas is looking forward to the challenge. As a member of the District Council his goals are just about the same as his goals as a member of the Town Committee. Nicholas would like to see Marsh Harbour beautified. He would like to see Marsh Harbour become the shining jewel it is capable of becoming. He would like to see the airport road beautified with native trees and flowers and more lighting in tourist areas as well as beautifying the tourist strip from Wallys to the entrance of Abaco Beach Resort. Keen on more programs for youth, Nicholas said when he was growing up there were things like softball for the young to participate in. He would like to see after school programs for the school children. He would like to see play areas built where the young can go to participate in meaningful sporting programs as well an other programs such as homework help. He strongly believes we need to have meaningful activities for the young in all of Central Abaco. In his words Nicholas said, The barriers of my town and any racial barriers must be broken down. He would like to see a jet strip at the airport and a 300to 500-room hotel built in Central Abaco to attract more tourists. He feels if Cuba opens up, it can hurt our tourist industry. Young people need to be educated on the importance of tourism to our island and to our country. We need to look long term, like ten years from now. We need to be more self sufficient especially in farming and agriculture. One thing he personally would like to do is to teach people about native trees. He said someone introduced him to growing native trees. He never learned in school about native trees and now he is learning about them and growing them. In ending our conversation Nicholas said he would like everyone to work together and to look at the whole big picture so that Abaco can advance as an island and with that we are helping the country. A very young man with very mature and practical ideas.New Generation Is Involved in Local Govt. Nicholas Albury It Pays to Advertise

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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 29 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 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 Marsh Harbour 3/2 home in Cove Estates, landscaped, furnished, ready to move in. $233,000 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 Marsh Harbour Two, 2/1 apart-ments 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 Bahama Palm Shores various lots available. Call for more information. 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 3/2.5 home in Cove Estates, garage, self-contained apartment on first level, furnished. BRING OFFERS. Listed at $355,000 Sand Banks vacant property available in the Sand Banks area, various sizes. Call today. Starting at $47,900 Cabbage Point acreage available in 5-acre plots, with financing. 20% down, balance over 5 years. Call today for more details. Casuarina Point vacant lot available, approx. 10,000 sq. ft. $25,000 Marsh Harbour NEW LISTING BIG HOUSE. 3/2 home in Cove Estates, partially furnished, 2000+ sq. ft. of living space, 11,000+ sq. ft. lot. $185,000Marsh 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) 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 More Fine Homes and Properties CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front 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.Price on request. Call 367-2598FOR SALEBy Anita Rolle We cannot always build the future of our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. Franklin D. Roosevelt With these famous words in mind, persons attending a recent Parents Workshop sat attentively taking in all that they could about Family Life and Reproductive Health Education. The venue was the The Learning Resource Centre in Marsh Harbour for two days of intense information and training. The aim of the Adolescent Reproductive Health Education Program is to contribute to the reduction of unintended teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections among adolescents. The program focuses on educating and training adolescents and individuals who influence them most, such as their peers, parents, teachers and church and community leaders. Presenters with a wealth of knowledge, Ms. Sandy Walker, Nurse Carolyn Russell, Mrs. Zenovia Mills, and WP Cindy Charlton, spoke with authority on specific topics including Puberty, Avoiding Teen Pregnancy, Communicating about Sex, Sexual Abuse,Workshop Helps Parents Deal with TeenagersDomestic Violence and Sexually Transmitted Infections. Group participation was great. Persons were eager to voice their opinion on certain topics, ask questions or simply share experiences they have had with their children. At times it was like a roller coaster ride having certain aspects explained so clearly at one point the parents were relieved to find that a certain reaction is normal for an adolescent. Then they were taken to another point and parents were shocked to find out some of the things that are readily accessible out there to their kids. Then another point is brought to their attention and parents realized that certain behavioral patterns that their adolescent might portray does not necessarily mean that he or she hates them. Persons traveled from as far north as Little Abaco to attend and were delighted to be joined for a portion of day two of the workshop by Mr. Hezekiah Dean, the new District Superintendent with the Department of Education. Participants of the workshop left armed with enough knowledge to assist any adolescent in making wise life decisions. Shown above are some of the participants of the recent workshop which dealt with problems facing our young people. The workshop on Family Life and Reproductive Health Education was sponsored by the Ministry of Education with an aim to reduce the number of teen pregnancies and to reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted infections.

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Page 30 The Abaconian October 1st, 2002 REGATTAS OF ABACO Ground floor 2 bedroom 2 bath, tile floors, central air, granite countertops, major appliances, covered patio, quality finishes, tennis court, pool and beach. Price $199,900. REGATTAS OF ABACO New, fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with pool, tennis court, fitness centre and beautiful beach. On site rental management available. Ideal holiday apartment in convenient location. Asking $280,000. PELICAN SHORES Large waterfront lot on the harbour 200 ft. x 255 ft., great views, ideal place to build a dock, partially landscaped with coconut palms, ready to be built upon. Call for information. PELICAN SHORES Elevated waterfront lot in very desirable residential area minutes from downtown Marsh Harbour, all utilities available, and 100 ft. on the sea. Asking $110,000. BAHAMA PALM SHORES Two residential lots 150 ft. from the beach, great sea views. Asking price $42,500.MARSH HARBOURLeslie A. Pinder Sharon E. PinderTel: 242-367-5046 Fax: 242-367-5045 email: leslie.p@abacoinet.comELBOW CAY & HOPE TOWNKerry SullivanTel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 email: kerry@abacoinet.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 www.damianos.comLUBBERS QUARTERSLaurie SchreinerTel: 242-366-3143 ELBOW CAY & HOPE TOWN LUBBERS & TILLOOUnder Contract Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract SOLDSOLD SOLDSOLD SOLD Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract Under Contract 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 J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMAS Call 367-2011 or visit His & Her JeansWe have sytems in stock or we can custom build machines to suit YOUR business or personal needs, the way YOU want it. Custom Built PCs Networking PC Upgrades & RepairsINQUIRE ABOUT OUR AFFORDABLE SYSTEMSIN STOCK 1.3 GHZ AMDw/15Monitor$750**Prices, specs and Availaibility subject to change without noticeAresine Cooper from Coopers Town is seen picking up his new bicycle from Bellevue Office Depot. His AuntVirginia bought school supplies in that store giving her the chance to enter their contest for the bicycle. Her ticket was the winning ticket. The bike can now be seen on the streets in Coopers Town.Bicycle Was Won in Store Contest Batelnet has recently introduced OneLine DSL Turbocharged Internet Access. This is a fast Internet service using a customers telephone line but does not disrupting the phone or fax service. It is a very secure system with added safeguards. Batelco is very pleased with the response they have had with this new service. As of August 31 more than 5000 subscribers had signed up, surpassing their first month sales forecast. Sixty percent of these were new Internet customers, some were customers who moved from their dial-up service while 25 percent were clients who moved from other Internet Service Providers. Batelco Marketing has developed a plan in conjunction with computer vendors and Commonwealth Bank which encourages the sale of computers and computer upgrades. All of this encourages people to go on-line. They plan to agressive push their DSL service in the coming months. For those persons who do not need high speed Internet service, Batelco has lowered the rates for their dial up service for both businesses and residential customers. OneLine DSL Turbocharged Internet Access is now available in New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco.Batlecos DSL Internet Service Is Well Accepted

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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 31 The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES www.hgchristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 7/15/02 "Son Burns" Treasure Cay 4 bedroom 3 bath 2,160 sq.ft. home almost 3/4 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock Fully Furnished #AB 0072 NEW LISTING $635,000."Sea View" Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 2 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths 1,400 sq.ft. Home Private well protected Boat slip Furnished # AB 0068 $575,000. Elbow Cay North End "Silver Butte" 2 bedroom 2 bath Home almost 1/2 Acre, 130' of Beach-front on beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. Superb Breezes and Ocean Views Furnished # AB 0070 $988,235. Elbow Cay Lucayos "Yellow Jack" 2 bedroom 2 bath home plus efficiency downstairs 1/4 Acre Fabulous Sea of Abaco Views. Furnished # 3709 UNDER CONTRACTElbow Cay White Sound Area 6.13 Fabulous Acres perfect for development or elegant estate # 3697 $1,820,000.Great Cistern "The Chandlery" 4 bedroom, 2 bath lovely 2,200 sq.ft. home, one acre of land with cabin, called "Heaven" by current owner, perfect for studio. guest house or income property. # AB 0025 $349,900. Great Guana Cay "Oceanfrontier Hideaway" mini-resort Beachfront 6 unique 2 bedroom, 1 bath, rental log cabins2,000 gal/day Watermaker Central location # AB 0026 $1,275,000. Green Turtle Cay -104' x 80' Building site # 3619 $86,000. Green Turtle Cay "Coco Sound" 28 prime residential building sites between Coco Bay and White Sound from 1/4 1/2 acre #AB 5090 priced from $59,000 Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Beautiful 2.68 acre building site. seato-sea, between Coco Bay and the Ocean. Good elevations for spectacular views Dock. Fabulous beaches on sound and ocean. #AB 5067 $650,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Area 1 Acre 140' x 300' Ocean Beachfront Building Site super views. #AB 5113 $275,000. Green Turtle Cay Splendid hill top one acre buliding site. Great elevation, wonderful White Sound and Sea of Abaco views. # AB 5094 $485,000. Green Turtle Cay Family Residence 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath -2,265 sq.ft. living space on two floors on 1 1/2 secluded acres. # AB 0035 $945,000Little Harbour "Down the Way" 3 bedroom 3 bath home -530' of harbour frontage over 3/4 Acre Solar Electric with generator back up Boat House/Workshop 2 Garages 2 1/2 private docks boat Lift Furnished # AB 0065 $1,494,000. Lubbers Quarters "Abaco Ocean Club Lot 105" 12,819 sq.ft. 1/4 acre.Beautiful Hillside Building Site Great Sea of Abaco Views. # AB 5097 UNDER CONTRACT. Man-O-War Cay "Outrageous" 4 bedroom 31/2 bath home. Furnished, Beach Access, Ocean View, Semi-Private Dock. # 2899 $875,000.Man-O-War Cay "Czanne" 3 bedroom 3 bath Luxury Residence-Large,Elegant Living Spaces Built 1998 Beach Great Ocean View #2861 $1,295,000. Man-O-War Cay "Gauguin" 2 bedroom 2 bath home Furnished, Near Beach Ocean View # 3435 $400,000.Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores "Pelican Point" 3 bedroom, 3 bath home A Marsh Harbour Landmark 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment on 2 Acresover 1,000' of water-frontage private dock with boat lift Fabulous Views of the Harbour & Sea of Abaco furnished #AB 0067 Price Upon Request. Marsh Harbour Cove Estates "Laura's Hideaway" Duplex 100' x 100' lot 2 2 bedroon, 1 bath apartments plus efficiency great location and rental income furnished # AB 0044 $228,000 Marsh Harbour "Running Light" Commercial Over 100' of prime Marsh Harbour waterfront over 1/3 acre. 2,600 sq.ft of Office or residential space in two buildings. Great parking and room for expansion. Private Dock # AB 0042 $800,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Spinnaker Reach" 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths 1,300 sq.ft. Private slips for 50' & 25' boats. AB 0069 $525,000. Sand Banks Creek One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90' of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of Treasure Cay. Limited Number Available #AB 5069 from $63,700.South Abaco Old Kerr's 24.69 acres 327 ft. magnificent sandy beach front. 1/2 hour from Marsh Harbour. Suitable for construction of cottages or small resort #AB 5104 $222,000. Treasure Cay "Honey's Home" Windward Beach Road 3 bedroom, 3 bath 1,600 sq.ft. home 2/3 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock with Boat Lift Great Canal and Sea of Abaco Views. Furnished #AB 0066$765,000.Treasure Cay "South View" 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home. Canal Front Location Great Sea of Abaco Views, Good family home Fully furnished #AB 0030 $340,000. Treasure Cay "Brigantine Bay" 120' Canal front building site. Over 140' deep Sea Wall #AB 5068 $180,000 . "Blue House" Great Cistern + 100' Waterfront on Sea of Abaco. 3 bedroom, 3 bath home Terrific Views of the Sea and the Cays Furnished. #AB 0036 $295,000.Derek A. Lee BRI Abaco District Managing BrokerRetta Thomas Office Manager Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-4608 Fax: (242) 367-5452 e.mail: dereklee@oii.netMargot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War Cay, Abaco Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.comChristopher PlummerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.comJohn CashEstate Agent Treasure Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 e.mail: jic@oii.netRoscoe Thompson, IIISales Assistant Elbow Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 366-0665 e.mail: roscoe@hgchristie.com OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERTIESERTIES ERTIESERTIES ERTIESOn Green Turtle Cay : The beach: Charming furnished cottage on 1/3 acre with ocean view. Firm $236,000 1.46 acres on Atlantic Ocean. 135' on beach. $480,000 Two one-third acre lots on Bight O Bay beach. 90' frontage. $222,000 each Fourteen lots across from Bight O Bay Beach. Water front on Inner White Sound. 1/2 acre and up. Starting at $78,650 One-third acre on Atlantic Ocean beach. 66 frontage. $183,000White Sound: Four inland lots within 5 minute walk of waterfront and public dock. $47,200 each Newly finished, furnished, three bed two bath house near Green Turtle Club. A/C throughout. 1/2 acre. Five minute walk to beach. Very private $670,000 1/2 acre lots within 5 minute walk of public dock, water front and Green Turtle Club. $60,000-$70,000 eachQuiet 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 tract 1.4 acre parcel with large trees and water view $340,000On Munjack Cay: 10 acres. Dock. 320 on Sea of Abaco. Good elevation $300,00 0 One-quarter acre on beach, 125 frontage $183,000Sales, Rentals and Property Management UNDER CONTRACT OFF THE MARKET UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT OFF THE MARKET OFF THE MARKETMalcolm Spicer of Abacom is now starting a new wireless Internet service, Abacom Wireless Services. They have received their license from the Bahamian Public Utilities Commission. They are presently providing Internet connections by conventional dial-up modem while waiting for the wireless equipment to arrive. The company recently was connected to the fiber optic cable loop connecting Abaco, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama, Nassau and which extends to the Florida coast and beyond. The fiber optic cable through the Bahamas and connecting to Florida is owned Caribbean Crossings, a subsidiary of Cable Bahamas. Abacom Wireless Services will soon be offering broadband wireless connections and will appeal to customers without cable or phone service. They are expecting to offer wireless service from Little Harbour through Green Turtle Cay. They are presently offering Internet connections through the slower dial-up modem which is fine for E-mail and limited Internet use. They recently received their Internet Service Provider (ISP) license allowing the pub-New Program on ZNS 13By Isobel Sherman There is a new program, Abaco People, on ZNS TV 13, which airs every Monday night at 8:30 p.m. The program, a production of Radio Abaco, is a news magazine featuring people and events on Abaco. Randy Curry of Uneek Video in Green Turtle Cay edits the video. Mr. Silbert Mills and Ms. Sharell Fox are the news anchors.Wireless Internet Is Cominglic to subscribe to their services. Their service will be multi-homed by using the fiber optic cable and a DSL connection through Batelcos phone system. Both are broadband high speed connections. Their servers are constructed locally by Abacom and will include servers for Web, E-mail, games and authentication use and are all operating on the Linox system. Other staff members include Sinclair Frederick, Gary Alexis and Drexel Russell. Abaco Wireless Services will soon be offering wireless Internet service which is particularly good for those who do not have cable service or a phone. Shown above are Gary Alexis on the left and Malcolm Spicer on the right assembly servers. Mr. Spicer owns Abacom which is the company assembling the servers.

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Page 32 The Abaconian October 1st, 2002The Bahamas Neurological CentreDr. Edwin Demeritte will have monthly neurology clinics at the Abaco Medical Clinic, Crockett Drive, Marsh Harbour Clinics the second Friday of every month For adults and children with neurological problems Neurodiagnostic testing, including EEGs, EMGs and others Specific test can be made available locally upon request To schedule appointments or testing please contact us 242-393-5962 Nassau 242-367-4240 Abaco 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 Houses and Land For Sale or Rent Classified Advertisements REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATEBAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. This fenced in area has electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet for just $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 3596658 Retail & Office Space 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 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 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS www.abacos.com rentals real estate activities information cost-effective-ads Tel: 321-254-4901 Fax: 321-242-1356 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENTCherokee 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 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 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENTMarsh 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 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 Abaco Glass Company Window glass cut and installed Pictures matted and framed Screens made and repaired Commercial store fronts installed and replaced Yale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour beside Western Auto 367-2442 MARSH HARBOUR 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780 DONT GET CAUGHT WITHOUT A SPARE! AID carries tires to help keep you on the road! Chamber Elects New PresidentOn September 9 the Chamber of Commerce of Abaco elected Mr. Michael Albury of Man-OWar as their new president. Mr. Mike Malone, the outgoing president, felt that he could no longer give the necessary time and effort. Also elected were Art Sands, First Vice president, Bradley Reckley, second vice president, Cindy Hayworth, honorary treasurer, Anita Knowles, honorary secrearty and three directors, Erin Pagliaro, George Riviere and Kim Roberts. Shown above is Michael Albury, center, receiving the gavel from Mike Malone, left, and Art Sands, right. PROPERTY FOR SALE Developed property located in the Spring City Subdivision Lot #29 (approx. 75 x 125) Appraised Value $90,000 Partially developed property located in Murphy Town a portion of Lot #70 (a corner lot situate at the intersection of South Side Road and S.C. Bootle Highway, Southwardly of Muphy Town approx. 1 acre) Appraised value $30,000 Submit bids in writing to Royal Bank of Canada, Marsh Harbour Branch, P.O. Box AB 20417 to the attention of Ms. Joyce L. Coleby or Mrs. Sylvia Z. Poitier Solomons Mines Announces MergerBy Anita Bain Solomons Mines, a Nassau-based chain of stores with two on Abaco, is in the process of merging several subsidiaries into the Solomons Mines retail operations. In order to stay ahead of the competition, the company is planning major changes to their marketing strategies. Solomons Mines has been in the luxury goods and souvenir retail business in the Bahamas for over fifty years. The company retails a variety of the worlds best watches, jewelry, china, crystal, perfume and leather goods and specializes in designer lines. Their stores on Abaco are located in Marsh Harbour and in Treasure Cay. No details of changes for Abaco were announced. Subscribe toThe AbaconianToday

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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 33Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Houses and Land For Sale or RentClassified Advertisements PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE 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! Susans Cove, Guana Cay: One of the most beautiful and well developed holdings on Guana. 1.34 acres plus two homes, 100 dock and 230 of spectacular, protected bay shore. $749,900. 1/2 acre hilltop lots with deeded dock access, stunning views also available. $95,000. Royal Harbour: Gated community, solid property values. Wonderful building site, 15,000 sq. ft. with 150 on the harbour. Sit back and watch the world go by. Great buy at $152,000 Royal Harbour: Two adjacent building sites in gated community. Single family, single story zoning, harbour views, great neighbours, safe for kids, very convenient. $68,000 each Also: Scotland Cay, Eastern Shores, Leisure Lee, Bahama Coral Island, Turtle Rocks, Green Turtle Cay MUST SELLINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY REAL ESTATE IN ABACOSandy Point 3 bed, 1 bath 13,545 sq. ft. Lot #119 Murphy Town Vacant Land 108 x 104 Lot 78B Dundas Town 2 storey, 4 bed, 2 bath on acre Lot #25 Dundas Town 3-2 bed, 1 bath triplex 9,000 sq. ft. Lot #18BOffers should be addressed in writing to: M. Gardiner/Ms. M. T. Rolle P.O. Box AB20567 Marsh Harbour, AbacoFor conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact M. Gardiner/Ms. M. T. Rolle at (242) 367-2141, 367-2142 Abaco. Serious enquiries only may be considered for qualified purchasers. Interested persons in Nassau may contact Ms. Delores Johnson at 242-328-7041 or 242-3002265.Murphy Town 3 bed, 2 bath Hill top Lot 67 Murphy Town Vacant Land 9,000 S. Ft. Lot #38 Treasure Cay 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 TT TT TEnjoy the life style you deserve . Waterfront lots with private boat slips in a secure gated community starting at $195,000 Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 www.greatabacoclub.com EXCLUSIVE AFFLIATE OFSothebysINTERNA TIONAL REALTY Marsh Harbour: Waterfront lot on the Sweetings Tract. Over 200 feet of frontage and small sandy cove. $100,000 Tilloo: Shore to shore parcel in the Bight of Loo. 120 wide with good elevation in the center. Just north of Junk Beach. $165,000 Elbow Cay: Beach front lots on the Atlantic Ocean. 95-feet wide, coconut groves, $260,000 Marsh Harbour: lots on the Sweetings Tract Victor R. Patterson Memorial Plaza P.O. Box AB 20123 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Sea Grape 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. Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, Rentals and Sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or Fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Guana Cay home with guest apartment. $185,000, neg. www.caribpro.com or call 3655188 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 Little Orchard, hillside lot, fantastic sea views. Serious enquires only. Call 367-3472 Marsh Harbour Duplex, 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days 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 407389-6075 Bahama Palm Shores. Reduced acre home site with 100+ feet of frontage on fabulous 8 Mile Bay. Best price for Atlantic Ocean frontage in Abaco! #6830. $89,900. Bahama Palm Shores. Reduced! Lovely 1-acre home site, on Ocean View Dr., unobstructed view across reservation land to 8 Mile Bay. #5731. $49,900. Casuarina Point. New! Approx. 13,000 sq. ft. building site. Close to the beach, possible sea view if building up. Priced to sell! #7159. $15,000 Great Abaco Club. Best price for building site in the Club. Close to the channel to Sea of Abaco. Dock your boat at your door. #6255. $199,000. Great Cistern. Quaint and cozy beach front 2 bed/2 bath cottage. Red sand beach. Grand views, secure boat mooring just off shore. #5259. $299,000. Guana Cay Directly on the beach, 2 bed/1 bath cottage, gorgeous Atlantic views! Deck overlooks the beach. Impressive rental record. #6588. $375,000. Guana Cay. Under Contract Super side-by-side home sites just steps to the beach, close to all amenities Guana offers. Ready to build. #6596. $85,000. Leisure Lee. Over an acre home site with 100+ feet on the beach. Lovely view. Well-kept, cleared and ready to build now! #5272. $233,500. Long Beach. Two story, 3 bed/3 bath residence. High elevation, super Atlantic views! First floor 1 bed/1 bath apartment. All offers considered! #4032. $295,000. Marsh Harbour. Convenient in-town site located near Boat Harbour. Build single family home or income-producing duplex. #6351. $120,000. Marsh Harbour. 3 bed/2 bath home with direct Sea of Abaco frontage. All new interiors and finishes. Good water depth for dock. #6493. $590,000.Kathleen Albury-Cole, Sales/Appraisals June Russell, Sales Telephone: 242.367.3262 Fax: 242.367.3260 abaco@bahamasrealty.bs www.bahamasrealty.bs Serving The Bahamas for Over 50 Years Located in The Pink Building Royal Harbour Village Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance Visit our web site to view these properties and many more throughout The Bahamas From Grand Bahama to Great Inagua

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Page 34 The Abaconian October 1st, 2002 Well Done Water MakersWW WW W ell Doneell Done ell Doneell Done ell Done carries a complete line of RR RR R everse Osmosis Desalinators. everse Osmosis Desalinators. everse Osmosis Desalinators. everse Osmosis Desalinators. everse Osmosis Desalinators. Sizes start at 100 GPD100 GPD 100 GPD100 GPD 100 GPD to 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD. We can install, service and maintain all of the equipment we sell and drill the neccessary water and drain wells to supply the units. 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We also sell, service and install water makers 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 S KWatermakers, Inc.AffordableReliable4256 North US 1 Ft. Pierce, Florida 34946 (561) 489-0852 Installation available in Abaco by Professional Service LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town, Abaco 150 to 100,000 Gallons Per Day Prices Starting at $2,450.00 U.S. Cost Check out our Website at www.skwatermakers.com[;\/-0 CJs Welding & Machine ShopAluminum, Stainless & Black Iron Welding Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & RepairMarsh Harbour Phones: 367-4011 or 367-4879 Fax: 367-4018 Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & TrailersOn the waterfront at the end of Key Club Rd. For all your concrete needs specializing in Mixing and placement of concrete for all phases of constructionFULL LINE OF Benches Storage Sand & Rock Excavating Concrete Stepping Stones Planters Bird Baths Picnic Tables Hope Town, Abaco Tel: (242) 366-0168 Fax (242) 366-0122Abaco R Abaco R Abaco R Abaco R Abaco R ococ ococ oc k Ltd. k Ltd. k Ltd. k Ltd. k Ltd.Our Reputation Is Concrete AA AA A vailable atvailable at vailable atvailable at vailable atFull Range of Reliable Johnson & Advanced Evinrude 2 HP thru 250 HP Motors in Stock at Lower than U.S. Prices Ask about our TWO YEAR WARRANTY Full Range of Johnson & Evinrude Parts in Stock Factory Trained Mechanics & Reliable ServiceDOLPHIN MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4262 THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour 242-367-2703 ISLAND MARINE Parrot Cay 242-366-0282 SEA HORSE MARINE Hope Town 242-366-0023 ROBERTS MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4249 National Marine Hosts Demo DayRoyce Sands of National Marine hosted a Mercury sales team who arrived on Abaco on three new Panga boats. The Panga shown above is a 26-foot model rigged out with a four-cylinder diesel inboard outdrive. The boats are completely fiberglass and have the best features of many boat designs. There is a variety of models from bare-bones with no liner to those with liners and full flotation. They can accommodate outboards as well as outdrives. The boats are made by the Mercury company which also makes Boston Whalers. The sales team from Miami is shown above demonstrating the features to Mr. Sands, who is on the left. The team visited Freeport, Marsh Harbour, Spanish Wells and Nassau taking fishermen and other interested persons out for demonstration rides. Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned and Rehubbed Aluminum Brass Stainless Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum SandblastingPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour By Geoffrey Victor The private schools on Abaco have formed an independent schools sporting association that will govern all private school sporting events. The schools that are involved are Agape Christian School, Forest Heights Academy, Long Bay School, St. Francis de Sales School and Wesley College. The main purpose for this association is simply to build a better relationship through competition, discipline and friendship between the schools. Some of the activities that have already been planed include softball for girls, baseball for boys and a swim meet to be held later this month. Other activities include basketball, tennis, volleyball, soccer and a track meet that will be scheduled for the spring of 2003.New Sport Association Is Formed Please see Sports Page 35

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October 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 35 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 35 HP$1000125 HP $4000 200 HP $5000 Call 367-2326 2000 Yamaha Wave Runner XA1200Y 155 HP engine, 68 hrs, with trailer and canvas cover. $5500 OBO Call 367-3186 14 Duroboat w/25 HP engine & trailer. Comes with 2 5-gal gas tanks. $4500 ONO Call 3672107 after 5 p.m. 18 fiberglass Abaco built boat, 85 HP Yamaha engine,almost new 6-7 months old, aluminum gas tank. Ph. 365-6061 20 Aquasport in good condition, 115 HP Mercury, Bimini top, center console, Awlgrip on hull. $7800 ONO. 85 HP Yamaha $2500. Call 365-6138 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. Bobbys Fine Carpentry is now repopened for business. Call Juan Bobby at 367-2184 or 375-9978 Tupperware Place your order today. Call 5598206 or 365-2233 86 Kawasaki Motorbike 1100 $1000 ONO. Call 367-2107 after 5 p.m. 95 Mercury Villager, 7 passenger, new A/C, new tires, clean in & out, serviced regularly. $10,500. Phone 367-2992 97 Daewoo, low mileage, auto, A/C, 4 door. Asking $5000 OBO. Daytime 366-0154, nights 365-6383 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 New building accessories incl 13 x 30 Dolphina pool / accessories, toilet, bath & kitchen sinks & faucets, tile, plumbing & electrical materials, stovetop, refrig, water heater, tin roof, gas grill, pumps, fans, light fixtures, many tools, generator, much more. Call 772-398-8798 for list & prices. 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 Great Employment Opportunities Hope Towns premier resort is presently interviewing for kitchen staff and bartenders. Day time and night time. Experience preferred. Contact Tom at 366-0095. Applications available 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 Fynes Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay Fynes@msn.com Your AdCould Be Here Call 367-3202 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE21 Wellcraft with 250 HP Yamaha. $30,000. Call 375-9190 21 Seacraft w/ new gil bracket. Boat & bracket may be sold separately. Located at National Marine. Asking $7000 OBO. Call 367-2326 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 23 Sea Bird with 200 HP Suzuki outboard. $6000. Call 954-474-6549 or 242-365-5032 31 Chris Craft comm. with flybridge, twin diesel Volvo 165 HP. Cruises at 20 mph. $40,000 invested. DUTY PAID Come see make offer. Andy Albury at 365-6037 38 Delta Off Shore Fiberglass 260 HP 3208 Caterpillar engine Turbo charged, 12 KW Northern Lights generator with Luggar engine, 275 gal water, 550 gal diesel, 400 gal gas, 5000 lb. freezer, stabilizers, radar, GPS, VHF, small chest freezer, fridge, stove with oven, sink, hot water heater, head with shower, air conditioned, sleeps 6. Ready to go. Reduced to $59,000. Call Peter Sweeting @ 365-6035 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 Freight Service The Lord Provides Hubert and Mary Thassou at 357-6707 Between Marsh Harbour, Nassau, Freeport & Haiti Every six weeks sent to replace Mr. Moss. The future? As Abaco Central regains its previous reputation of being a first rate school more and more parents will opt to send their children to Abaco Central which will make all of the problems experienced much more intensive. SchoolFrom Page 14 toShannon & Beulahon their engagement on August 15th, 2002. The couple will be married on November 30th, 2002. SportsFrom Page 34 All competitions will take place after school no later than 3:30 p.m. The officers of the Abaco Independent Schools Sports Association are as follows: Mr. Geoffrey Victor, president; Mr. Brook S. Russell, vice-president; Mr. Chevance Henry, secretary; and Mr. Keith Green, treasurer.

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