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November 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 10, NUMBER 21, NOVEMBER 1st, 2002 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction Chamber Hosts Tourism MinisterMinister Obie Wilchcombe Outlines Goals for Family IslandsCoopers Town Sea Wall and Dock Near CompletionCoopers Town, heavily damaged by Hurricane Floyd in September 1999, suffered the loss of their sea wall and public dock. The dock is now finished and the seawall is nearing completion. The sea wall, several thousand feet in length, is built in sections. A wide concrete sidewalk is added behind the wall, giving additional protection. The $2.5 million mail boat, the Legacy arrived on Abaco on October 17 on its first trip. It held an Open House on October 18 displaying a very well equipped boat designed specifically by owner Ernest Dean, originally from Sandy Point. The boat has freezer and ref rigeration reefers, can carry 16 20-foot containers on deck and 120 pallets below. It was designed to service Abacos growing needs a nd expects to make twice monthly trips to West Palm Beach by mid November. Please see story on page 2. Minister of Works and Utilities, the Hon. Bradley Roberts, announced that 49 percent of Batelco is now for sale. Any companies which want to make an offer will have to submit a three-year development plan and will have to pay $10,000 to bid. The bids will be assessed by an tenders commission to be appointed soon. Other restrictions include that the company must be at least the same sizeBatelco Shares Will Be Sold Please see Batelco Page 35Legacy Arrives Abacos New Mail BoatWilchcombe Was Welcomed by Chamber MembersShown on the right above is the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Toruism, who assured the businessmen of Abaco that the government welcomed imput by the people. He is shown with Michael Albury, President of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce. The Hon. Obediah Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism, was the guest speaker at an Abaco Chamber of Commerce meeting on October 18. The meeting was held at Abaco Beach Resort and was attended by about 70 members and their guests. In his introduction of the speaker Mr. Michael Albury, Chamber President, told the members how influential and powerful the Chamber can be. It is the link between the local business community and government. It gathers input from the local area to communicate with government and can influence government. Mr. Wilchcombe said that tourism will be the number one industry in this country for many years to come. Worldwide it is a five trillion dollar industry. After 9/11 the Caribbean countries together spent $16 million in advertising the region to boost visitor arrivals. The Bahamas has had a small drop in figures since that date but the future of tourism looks very good. The Bahamas must be more competitive and must think big. He wants to encourage more Bahamians to invest in The Bahamas. Mr. Wilchcombe is concerned with the quality of our education. We need to make excellence our watchword. He wants tertiary education to be stressed. Our young people need to continue their education past high Please see Wilchcombe Page 30

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Page 2 The Abaconian November 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 Sailing ScheduleIn 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 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 bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICEICE ICEICE ICE RENTRENT RENTRENT RENT ALAL ALAL AL BIKESBIKES BIKESBIKES BIKES 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 By Theresa Pinder On the afternoon of October 18 the Legacy Abacos newest mail boat, opened its doors to the public in an open house event. At 160 feet long, and 36 feet wide, the Legacy will replace the Capt. Gurth Dean which has been in operation for almost three years. It was built to Lloyds of London load line and is Caribbean Code Certified. Built by Rodriguez Boat Builders of Bayou La Betre, Alabama, over a ten-month period at a cost of $2.5 million, the Legacy is designed to meet the growing freight demands of Abaco. It was designed by owner Ernest Dean, Jr. and Capt Clifford Carroll to accommodate their needs. It can carry up to 500 tons of cargo, both deck cargo and in an extensive hold. The boat can carry 14 20foot containers on the deck, more if stacked double, and 120 pallets below. On deck are two self contained chill and freezer containers.. At a cruising speed of eleven knots, it takes about ten hours to travel from Marsh Harbour to New Providence. It is manned by an eightman crew, including the Capt. Clifford Carroll. It is powered by twin Caterpillar diesel engines, each 720 HP. It has two Caterpillar generators, each 99 KW. On deck is an 18-ton crane. The boat draws about seven feet empty and nine feet loaded. It is equipped with the latest in computerized navigational aids. The Legacy is equipped with accommodations to carry up to thirty-six passengers. It will provide weekly freight services between Abaco and New Providence, making stops at Marsh Harbour, Guana Cay and Green Turtle Cay. It holds a general cargo license, which allows it to carry virtually any type of freight heavy equipment, groceries, vehicles, building material and refrigerated cargo. Mr. Dean explained, The boat was named Legacy because my father started this business about 56 years ago. It was very rewarding to see the expression my 87-year-old fathers face when he first saw the Legacy I worked with my father every holiday from when I was about 10 years old until I finished high school. He was very tough but a loving father. He continued, The captain is totally certified and has been a captain for the last 16 years. He is a native of Long Island and also happens to be my brother-in-law. Mr. Dean expects to extend the Legacys route to include Florida every other week, a feature that will hopefully come into effect sometime in November. In addition to its weekly schedule, the Legacy will be available on weekends for charters thoroughout in the Bahamas.New Mail Boat Has Large Freight CapacityCapt. Earnest Dean, center, the patriarch of the Dean family of Sandy Point, was very proud of the new mail boat, the Legacy owned by his son Capt. Ernest Dean, shown on the left. He has owned many mail boats and fishing boats and raised a family of seamen. On the right is Capt. Clifford Carroll, captain of the Legacy who is Capt. Ernest Deans brother-in-law. Capt. Ernest Dean and Capt Carroll designed the boat which was built in Alabama. Welcome to ourAnnual Christmas Open HouseWe look forward to seeing you there! Buds N Blooms Buds N Blooms Buds N Blooms Buds N Blooms Buds N Blooms & & & & & Simcoe JewelersFriday, November 15, 2002 6 9 p.m. Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour

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November 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 $1,400,000400,000 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 Construction of the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour is progressing rapidly. The domestic warehouse shown on the left is now complete and is being used by Customs and the freight companies until the project is complete. The large building pictured in the far center is the international warehouse under construction. The concrete apron around the entire dock area is being poured. On the right is one of the ro-ro ramps which accommodates the offloading of cargo from boats with either a bow or stern ramp.Progress on New Freight Dock Is Rapid The concrete apron around the entire dock area is under construction. Two hundred feet is complete in front of the domestic warehouse and is being used by freight boats. The interior area of the space will be paved with a chip-and-seal surface. The project entails moving the main road back and constructing a new road connecting the dock with Crockett Drive and S.C. Bootle Highway. All the road work is well underway. Progress on the building of the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour is continuing at a rapid pace. A major phase has been completed and part of the new dock is finally in use. American Bridge, which has the contract for the construction, has allowed the use of the domestic warehouse and area around it for use by the freight companies. Mr. Ken Bates from Cox and Shal, the Please see Dock Page 16 LOOKING FOR THAT ABACOADDRESS?www.damianos.comWe get the job done.for REAL ESTATE SALES & RENTALS and the best in Service and Local Knowledge contact one of our local representatives. Buyers Consultation Sessions Buyers Guarantee Services Packages 57 Years of Experience MARSH HARBOUR Leslie Pinder Tel: 242-367-5046 leslie@damianos.com ELBOW CAY & HOPE TOWN Kerry Sullivan Tel: 242-366-0140 kerry@damianos.com LUBBERS QUARTERS Laurie Schreiner Tel: 242-366-3143 laurie@damianos.com

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Page 4 The Abaconian November 1st, 2002 Collins Ave., Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2601/2 Fax: (242) 367-2731 Choice Meats Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand Names Nabisco Murrays Duracell Bluebird Wise Quaker Del Monte Gatorade DISTRIBUTORS IN ABACO FOR Open 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru Saturday COMPLETE GROCERY LINE SOLOMONS SOLOMONS ABACO LTD A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD. Shop Safe! Shop SmartShop Solomons! 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 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 Spray ResortHopetown, Elbow Cay, AbacoVillas Restaurant Marina Now Offering Discounted RatesAugust 2002 through April 2003 Boats up to 50 $325 monthly Metered water & electricityTexaco Star Port Fresh Water Pool BakeryBoat House RestaurantCome by and see us We have friendly staff waiting to serve youOpen 8-5 daily VHF ch. 16 Ph: (242) 366-0065 e-mail: seasprayres@oii.net www.seasprayresort.com Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderSchool NewsClasses are still short-handed as Ms. Sutherland continues to recuperate from last months car accident. We want to send her Get Well Wishes and trust she will be back on the job soon. A special thanks to all the South Abaco NewsThis bunch of bananas couldnt wait to get to the top of the tree to burst out, it decided to come right out of the side of the trunk of the tree. Some people say they have seen this oddity happen before, but it is definitely not normal. This unusual tree belongs to Capt. Roy Albury, one of our retired fishermen. moms who are filling in during her absence. Corporal Knowles from the Marsh Harbour Police Department visited the Cherokee AllAge Primary School on October 16th. He rode into the settlement on a big red fire truck and came to familiarize the children with the dangers of fire and teach them some useful precautions to take in case of fire. He impressed upon them the need for smoke detectors and asked how many of the children had them in their homes? Only three students had them. Because of the childrens enthusiasm and good behaviour they were rewarded with an exciting ride on the fire engine. A small shed to hold the P.E. equipment and community tables is being built onto the back of the school house. Monies for this project were raised at a last dinner sale. At the latest PTA meeting parents volunteered their time to do the work. Principal Michelle Lowe says that if labourers have to be hired, the school might have to have an additional fund raiser to pay for these added costs. A new fax machine has been purchased for the school from their reserve fund. A Talent Show will be held on November 15 at the schoolhouse. The theme for this years show will be Storybook Characters .Renovations ContinueThere are still a few diehard and faithful volunteers who came out for two more work sessions in the rebuilding of the Old Schoolhouse on the Discovery Day weekend. Thank goodness for this very hard-working group of people. Some Cherokians have proved it many times over if we dont do it, no one else will. The more volunteer work we can do for ourselves makes whatever money we raise go a lot farther toward the purchase of materials still needed. We are still in hopes of receiving some assistance from government as we try to restore this historic site within our community. Stories are often repeated about the ole timers and how it was a different time and how they all pulled together. Well, the present is definitely different, but we still need each other and we still need to try to all pull together. The sooner the renovations are completed on the Old Schoolhouse, the sooner we can all enjoy a new community center. On a recent Sunday morning the minister of the Methodist church, Rev. Carla Culmer, said we need to give more praise, be more appreciative and be more thankful for we have so much more than so many. Support Citizens Against Crime

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Page 6 The Abaconian November 1st, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com 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. FormerlyFormerly FormerlyFormerly Formerly Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto COMPLETE ROOM PACKAGESPlus Wicker & Rattan for a Beautiful Island Home BEDROOM DINNING ROOM LIVING ROOMBuy a piece & save a little Buy a room & save a lot! BellasFurniture & Accessories ROOMS TO GO Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391Man-O-WarBy Pat ElkinsNew Teacher ArrivesMan-O-War All Age School announces the addition of a new teacher, Mrs.Patricia Bethel. Mrs. Bethel comes to us from Costa Rica by way of Freeport where she taught for several years. She is a welcome addition to the school as resource for language classes as well as computer instruction.Royal Commonwealth Essay ContestCongratulations to Adrianna Phillpot, who received a rating of Highly Commended in the Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Contest. Her essay, entitled The House of Fun was about a deaf child. It was the highest rating achieved this year of the four essays from the Bahamas that were recognized. The other entries were from Kingsway Academy in Nassau. Adrianna was presented with her certificate during a school assembly. Man-O-War School is proud of her and her accomplishment.Community NewsA memorial service for Cole Walters was held on October 17 at the Man-O-War Church of God. Mr. Walters along with his wife Alice called Man-O-War his home for many years. He passed away in June as was announced in The Abaconian in August. He was a great friend with many stories and jokes. Many at the service remembered him for his unique sense of humour and his love of adventure. Sally Sweeting recalled his true Southern Gentleman ways by always tipping his hat to the ladies. Leslie Tubbs read a touching eulogy written by Coles nephew, Wayne Beech. Mark Gates led the congregation in singing Coles favorite hymn, Amazing Grace He then sang another of Coles favorites, One Day at a Time The service closed with a message from Pastor David Hoard. We are indeed fortunate that Alice will remain on Man-O-War even without her beloved Coley.Green Turtle CayBy Annabelle Cross The summer of 2002 is now over and the days are getting shorter and the evenings cooler.Summer Activities Were VariedThe summer was hot and busy on Green Turtle Cay. Regatta Time In Abaco got off to a start with the annual Cheeseburger in Paradise Party on July 3 followed by the fist race on July 4. The awards party at Settlement Point, sponsored by William Brewer Company, was the grand finale before the fleet moved on to Guana Cay. But the partying did not end there. Pineapples and Sundowners were the hot spots all summer long. Bahamian Independence Day was celebrated with an ecumenical service and flag raising at Quincentennial Park during the morning of July 10. A well attended cookout was held that evening at the basketball court. The fishermen worked hard in July to get ready for the crawfishing season which started on August 1. We also saw a lot of visitors at the beginning of August. They were here to try their hand (or should I say their spear) at catching a few spiny lobster. The fishermen seem pleased with their catches this season.Several Changes in StaffWe said farewell to our Administrator, Mr. Ivan Ferguson, in August. Mr. Ferguson was well liked in our community. We will always think of him at election time because he was the returning officer for a bielection, a referendum, a general election and a local government election during his time in North Abaco. We will miss Mr. Ferguson and wish him well at his new post in South Eleuthera. We also welcome our new Administrator, Mr. Gary Knowles. Our new nurse came to us from South Eleuthera. He is Nurse Warren Knowles, a friendly person and dedicated to his job. He is also doing a lot to beautify the clinic grounds. We hope we can keep Nurse Warren for a long while! We also have a new police officer. Officer Williams was transferred back to Marsh Harbour and Corporal Johnson is now our local policeman. We welcome him to our community and hope Green Turtle Cay remains peaceful under his watch.Marriage Vows Were SaidCongratulations to Sasha and Willard Demeritte, who were married on August 3 at St. Peters Anglican Church. A reception followed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vernal Cooper, parents of the bride. The couple will reside in Freeport.New Additions to Our TownOur community has been growing this summer with the arrival of new babies. Two girls arrived in July. Michaela Sky was born on July 19 in Florida and is the first child of Don and Giselle McIntosh. Shea Eunice was born on July 14 in Nassau, She is Jason and Stacey Lowes second child and Leias baby sister! August 16 brought the arrival of baby boy Rio Ricardo. Proud parents are Theresa Jones and Ricky Rolle. Welcoming their first child were Sasha and Willard Demeritte. Tyrann Willard was born in Freeport on October 5. Tyrann is the first grandchild of Vernall and Kathryn Cooper. And the last baby to complete the boom is Kimberly Minerva, born October 15 in Florida. Kimberly is Jimmy and Betsy Roberts first child and the first grandchild of Pat and Minerva Sawyer. Welcome to all the babies and congratulations to the parents and grandparents.School NewsSchool is now halfway through the first term. Amy Roberts Primary School said goodbye to Ms. Sherry Thompson at the end of June. Mrs. Maria Schrack has joined the staff of the school headed by Principal, Mrs. Anne Bootle. During the summer break the school was painted and repairs were made. The new bathroom block was completed. A new storeroom and kitchen are now in the rooms left vacant by relocating the bathrooms. Tiny Turtles Preschool has only nine students this year but hopes to welcome a few more in January. Congratulations to all of our students who did well on the BJC and BGCSE exams and especially to Raenell Lowe, whose BJC results were second best in all of Abaco.Community Loses ThreeThis summer saw the passing of three ladies of our community. Mrs. Charlotte Hodgkins died on July 18. She was 96 years old, the second oldest resident in the community. She was predeceased by her husband News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 7

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November 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 7 INTERIOR EXTERIORLATEX FLAT WHITEOffer good while supplies last By the pool on New Plymouth HarbourThe Other Shore ClubGreen Turtle Cay, Abaco242-365-4226 www.othershoreclub.com VHF Channel 16 Annual Remembrance Day Church Service and ParadeJoin Veterans, Community Leaders and Service Groups to remember whose who have fought and died for our freedomSt. John the Baptist Anglican Church Marsh Harbour November 10 Sunday at 11 a.m.* * *March to Laying Wreath on the Harbour Leaving Anglican Church at 12:30 p.m. November 10and siblings. Her children died as infants. She is survived by her sister-in-law Merlee Key, Sybil Hodgkins and Nellie Weech, numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. The funeral service was held at New Plymouth Gospel Chapel. Mrs. Daisy McIntosh died on July 28. She was 83 years old. Mrs. Daisy was predeceased by her husband Edward and is survived by her children and their spouses, Margaret and Mervin Reckley, Martha Johnson, Lily McIntosh, Cheryl Russell, Rachel McIntosh and Godfrey and Francis McIntosh, 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on August 2 at St. Peters Anglican Church. Mrs. Cynthia Lowe died on August 4 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 62. Cynthia is survived by her husband Vertrum Lowe, daughter Trina Sawyer, sons Raymond Lowe and Bishop Johnny Lowe, sonin-law Freddie Sawyer, daughter-in-law Bessie Lowe, grandchildren Stacey, Lisa and Heather Sawyer, Raenell Lowe and Johnny Lowe, Jr. three sisters Esther Darville, Barbara Weech and Beverly Curry, one brother Curtis Curry, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and many relatives and friends. The funeral service was held at the Miracle Church of God on August 10. Dr. Curtis Mendelson died in Florida on October 13. Dr. Mendelson was the doctor on the island from the late 1950s to the early 1980s. He was a retired ob/gyn doctor who delivered many of the babies born on the island during that time myself included! Dr. Mendelson is survived by his wife Marguerite, formerly of Green Turtle Cay.Government Officials VisitThe Deputy Prime Minsiter, the Hon. Cynthia Pratt, made an official visit to Green Turtle Cay. She visited the museum and school on her tour of the community. The Minister of Agriculture and Fishers, the Hon. Alfred Gray also made an official visit. Mr. Gray is no stranger to our community as he served as Island Commissioner to North Abaco in the 1980s and spent many days in the local office.New Mailboat Holds Open HouseThe new mailboat Legacy made her first trip to Green Turtle Cay on October 17. The residents were invited to tour the boat and refreshments were served. The 164-foot boat is very impressive. Best wishes to the owner, captain and crew for many successful voyages.Crime Is a Big ProblemLike many places on Abaco, Green Turtle Cay has seen crime spoiling our peaceful existence. Over the past months boats have been stolen from their moorings or docks. One of these boats, a Boston Whaler, disappeared from a dock in Black Sound without a trace. Searches by air and sea as well as trips to other islands have turned up nothing. A reward was been offered for information, but the boat remains missing. Again this month a boat was taken from its mooring in Black Sound and was left at the government dock to be transported by mailboat to Nassau! The caretakers of the boat were quite surprised to see the boat loaded onto the mailboat. The captain was alerted and the boat was returned. Had the caretaker been 30 minutes later going out to the dock, this boat, a 21-foot Mako, would have been gone! The police were called and this time there are persons to be questioned. While this was going on, another boat was reported missing from White Sound. A 14footd Sea Doo jet boat had gone missing from the owners dock. This boat was located north of Green Turtle Cay banging against the rocks, filled with water and extensively damaged. It is very important that the police take this matter seriously as we depend on boating visitors to our island. If the boaters feel that it is not safe to leave their boats, they will no longer visit. It is up to the police to pursue this and send a clear message to those responsible. This will help to reassure both residents and visiting yachtsmen. The stealing of boats is not new. A few other persons have lost their boats in the past. These persons depended on their boats for their livelihood. It is time to get to the bottom of the boat stealing!Upcoming EventsAmy Roberts Primary will have a Halloween Fund raising on November 2. There News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 6 Please see Cays Page 35

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Page 8 The Abaconian November 1st, 2002 The Editor Says . New Dock Responsibilities 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: Theresa Pinder, Anita Rolle, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Annabelle Cross, Pat Elkins, John Hedden, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface David RalphDo Parents Care?By Isobel Sherman On October 15 a meeting was held for all parents of students of one of the Grade 8 home rooms of Abaco Central High School. The purpose was for home room teacher, Mrs. Elva Davis, and her assistant, Mrs. Isobel Sherman, to meet the parents and to apprize then of the policies of the school. Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, principal, was also present at the meeting. However, only one parent showed up. Letters had been sent home. This was the third home room to have a meeting and yet it seems parents did not care to come. Why? It was not raining. The two teachers and principal sat and thank goodness one parent cared enough about their child to come. Nothing can be more important than your children and yet only one parent thought their child was important enough to come to the meeting. I write all the time about parental involvement or I should say the lack of it at the high school and it gets no better. These students are in grade 8. They are still very young and any problems they have in learning or in different subjects can be remedied easily if parents want to join hands with the school. I wonder if these parents were paying private school fees if they would be more interested in their children. One student told me their parents had to go to church. God blessed them In the next few months we will be given a new port facility. Initial areas of the of the facility will be given us to use unofficially beginning this week. Dredging in the new channel is completed and just lacks the installation of markers. Some dredging needs to be finished in the turning basin. The domestic warehouse will be used unofficially as part of the transition process when it accepts freight from the old building prior to its demolition. As facilities are transferred to local authorities, many new areas of responsibility must be dealt with. It was made quite clear initially that fees would be assessed and collected for using the new facility. This will encourage ships to go elsewhere when idle, perhaps at anchor, but not lay at the dock. Someone must keep track of these dock fees and their timely payment. We understand that fees have not been collected for a year or more. Utility bills will have to be considered. The area will be lit with outdoor flood lights and the administration building is air conditioned. One electric meter will handle the entire facility and the monthly bill will be sizeable. Payment for that expense will probably be the responsibility of the Central Abaco Council. A substantial water bill is possible. The big boats will use water to replenish their tanks and local barges load water to take to the cays. Accounting for water usage will be someones responsibility. The new administrative building will have offices for Customs, shipping agents, customs brokers and others. These offices will need janitorial services. Some occupants may clean their own space. However, it is expected that government offices will look to Council for this janitorial service. In any event, local government will probably be responsible for the maintenance, repairs and cleaning of public areas, hallways and restrooms. The domestic and the international warehouses each have restrooms which will need attention. These buildings will need periodic maintenance, repairs and cleaning. Logically, Council will be asked to seek contracts for these services. A larger problem will be keeping the domestic and international yards clean of shipping debris left by ships. Without oversight this debris can easily get overlooked in the rush and those responsible get by without cleaning up their mess. The new dock will be able to absorb a bigger mess and if it is allowed to accumulate, it will truly be a mess. As containers, pallets and boxes are emptied, people lose interest in them and the trash gets left behind. Someone will have to keep up with the left-overs and see that appropriate persons take action. The area will be clean when we get it and it will be up to us to see that it stays that way. Maintenance for the existing dock is the responsibility of the Local Government. Arranging for trash and garbage removal has been their main responsibility and will continue to be at the new facility. Presently, this is all in one small area. It will soon be scattered over many acres separated as domestic and international debris. The major responsibility will fall to Customs in the International section concerning the security of incoming goods, customs clearance and the appropriate exit out the gate. Many loose ends must still be contended with. There is now a public restroom at the new domestic warehouse. It will have to be locked during periods of inactivity. The completed dock will give Council new challenges, the first being a lack of funds for utilities and necessary services. No provision was made for maintenance expenses when this years budget was prepared. Once the ports operating expenses are made clear, Council will have to make inquiries concerning financial and administrative responsibilities. Government is going to have to come up with funds for utilities and cleaning expenses in the next several months. Electricity, water and toilet paper cant wait. There will be a need for a port manager. This person must see that the shipping companies, the trucking firms, brokers and individuals take all their freight including packing materials. Unclaimed freight must be resolved so it doesnt stay forever. The present area has had freight sitting for over two years without being claimed, moved or taken to the dump. It appears to have been abandoned. Even with a manager, it may be appropriate that an advisory authority be formed with interested and concerned parties to ensure that the port functions smoothly by all parties. Management will include many areas of responsibility and may include much of the following: ships fee assessment and accounting slip scheduling and priority assignments resolving dock space conflicts debris and garbage removal maintenance of the facilities, air conditioning, fencing, scales, lights, etc. be concerned with supplies, light bulbs, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. watch for unclaimed freight and work with shippers and customs to see that it does not accumulate unnecessarily, particularly domestic freight which can get overlooked have oversight responsibilities of janitorial services review utility bills for conservation and possibly bill secondary parties approve bills for Council and prepare an operating budget be aggressive with shippers when required for debris removal yard drains and grates may need periodic cleaning Other areas may be found that will need attention as the port comes to life. Council should start making plans for their new responsibilities. with being parents and God would want them to take a full interest in their child or children. Parents are important and the responsibility a parent has should not be taken lightly. The easiest part of being a mother is the nine months one carries the baby in the womb. The hardest part is the next 18 years and maybe longer and as each year goes parenting gets harder and more involved. The United States is proclaiming to their parents, Parents! the Anti Drug! Abaco Central High parents, where are you?Breakfast Is ImportantBy Isobel Sherman I feel compelled to write this article because breakfast or I should say not eating breakfast is a problem. The problem is with the students who do not eat breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The word breakfast literally means to break the fast. For most people breakfast is the first meal and is breaking the fast because the night is the longest period of time the body has been without nourishment. For example, a person eats dinner at 6 p.m. and gets up at 7 a.m. His body has been without food for 13 hours. For students breakfast is needed although most teenagers do not eat breakfast for a Please see Sherman Page 31

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November 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code + Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 98 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $110 $295 $645 26 Paramount $180 $450 $925 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour More Service ProblemsDear Editor, It seems that banks are not the only businesses that have serious service problems in Marsh Harbour. Evidently there is a garage that also suffers from the mysterious ailment that prevents them from giving good service. Several months back the air conditioning in my 1996 car stopped cooling. I automatically took the car to the gas station that I have always used. They filled the car with Freon and released the car to me. Two weeks later the air-conditioning in the car stopped cooling again. Again the mechanic filled the car with Freon and released it to me. Once gain, two weeks later I was driving around in a very hot car, as by now summer temperatures had really set in. Hoping that someone would realize that the car obviously had a leak somewhere, I took the car in again. Three days later I was advised that they needed to order parts for it. I told the station to go ahead and order the parts and to let me know how much they would cost. A week later I had not heard from the station so I took my car in to let them change the parts. As I was walking out, I remembered to ask how much the parts were going to be. I was shocked to hear that the parts would cost me almost $600 and this price did not include the full day of labour it would take to replace the parts. I advised the owner of the station that I couldnt afford to fix the car and that I would bring the car back when I had the money to pay them. Six weeks later I carried the car in as I was on my way to the airport. When I returned six days later, I got my car and told the station to bill me. The air conditioning was working great, and I was finally driving in cool air. I received the bill three weeks later and was pleasantly surprised to note that the bill was less than half I had expected it to be. When I questioned the owner of the station, he advised me that they did not need the parts they ordered because those parts in the car appeared to be brand new. I have always been of the impression that a mechanic is supposed to know how to check parts to know if they are working, not guess by the condition of the part. Anyway, I paid the station over $400 as I was quite happy that they had been able to fix my car without using the expensive parts. Unfortunately, my happiness was to be shortlived. Three weeks later (six weeks after the car was fixed) the air conditioning was again on the bum. When I contacted the owner of the station, I told him that I had paid him to fix the car and it was not fixed. He told me that he wanted to make it right so I left the car at the garage yet again with the guarantee that they would not change any parts without calling me and telling me what they were changing, why and how much it would cost. After not receiving a call regarding the parts, I stopped by the garage three days later and was told that they have fixed it yet again, free of charge. Amazingly, the mechanic also said, If it aint fixed now, then you better take it to someone else because I cant fix it. Three weeks went by again and again my air conditioning stopped working. At this point, I was very, very angry. I paid the garage over $400 for fixing my car and it was not fixed! I wrote the owner of the garage a professional, polite letter stating that I wanted my money back so that I could take the car to someone else. I even offered to let him subtract the $10 part he had used. When I spoke to the owner five days later, he said that he still had the expensive parts that he had ordered to fix my car originally. I cant figure out what that has to do with me paying to have the car fixed when it wasnt fixed? It was not my fault that they had ordered parts that they did not need. The owner said that he would not refund my money. But if I took the car to someone else that could find the leak, then he would pay for the labour to fix the leak but not for any parts that some other mechanic deemed necessary to replace. So I am stuck without my $400 and without air conditioning in my car when the temperature will likely be above 85 degrees for at least another six weeks. I paid the garage the money for fixing my car and the car is NOT FIXED! I have no desire to take the owner up on his offer to maybe pay for it to be fixed by another mechanic. I want my money back! As far as I am concerned, they stole my money and did not give me the service that I should have gotten. When are we, the customers, going to get good service? An unsatisfied customer Hope Town District Council 10 Oct. 2002 Councillors met in the Council office in Hope Town and are responsible for the communities of Guana Cay, Man-O-War Cay and Elbow Cay. Responsibilities extend to neighboring islands. Mr. Walter Sweeting of ManO-War is the Chief Councillor. Concerns centered around garbage contracts in Hope Town, Man-O-War Cay and Guana Cay. Administrator Williams advised that a new contract format is being provided by central government for all local government use. He also advised that contracts for services where substantial equipment may be involved can be issued for a two-year term. Environmental Health has agreed to finance six garbage bins per week for residential garbage to be taken from Guana Cay to Marsh Harbour for disposal at the Marsh Harbour dump site. Businesses will be responsible for their own garbage removal. Nothing definite has been determined for the new garbage site on Guana Cay. A property owner in Hope Town objected to the dump encroaching on his land but the map sent with his letter of objection did not help in clarifying his land boundary in relationship to the dump. Councillors were advised that the garbage collection in Man-O-War is awaiting clarification from Nassau on issuing the collection and dump maintenance contract and they should wait for this advice. A October 1 Nassau newspaper reported on an underwater dump site found outside the Man-O-War Harbour. Chief Councillor Walter Sweeting said a response had been written to the paper. The site found off ManO-War Cay was an accumulation of household debris dumped 10 20 years ago prior to the present dump being used. It was not used as a town dump site but used by various individuals. He also told of recent government approval given Man-O-War by Environmental Health for the methods they use in handling their garbage problem. The most recent was at a July environmental workshop held in Nassau which Mr. Sweeting attended with Administrator Everette Hart. The expiry date for work to be initiated by a building permit was disclosed to be 18 months from the date of issue. Questions arose concerning rental houses off Elbow Cay and further investigation will be done. A lighthouse keeper is needed and the Nassau Port Department asked if a local person could be found. Councillors were requested to prepare questions concerning local government issues and present them at the upcoming two day Local Government seminar scheduled for November 14 and 15. Persons from Nassau will be making presentations and answering questions. Hope Town District Council meets twice monthly to take care of the local government business of Elbow Cay, Man-O-War and Guana Cay. That Council also handles business assigned to statutory boards in larger districts. Shown above are, seated left to right, Mrs. Diane Bethel, Administrator Alexander Williams, and Chairman Walter Sweeting. Standing is their secretary, April Dawkins. Local Government at Work Support Your Local Library

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Page 10 The Abaconian November 1st, 2002 Wines, Spirits & Beers Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure Cay Open Monday Saturday 9 am 6 pmPh: 367-2180 Fax: 367-5241 A premium Belgium lager beerFALLwine Clearance SaleSelected items now10% to 50% offCash & Credit Card Only Major credit cards acceptedA premium lite beer 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. NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday NominationsBy Isobel Sherman This past week the Abaco office of the Ministry of Tourism has asked for nominations for the 7th Annual Cacique Awards to be awarded in February 2003. These awards honour persons in transportation, human resources, sports and leisure, entertainment, still and motion photography, retail, nature tourism, lifetime achievement in tourism, creative arts, writing, and the prestigious Ministers award. Nomination forms are available at the Abaco Office of Tourism and the deadline for nominations is the 15 November.Christmas Is ComingChristmas is coming to Abaco. The first signs of Christmas on Abaco are the number of open houses that are held in November. The first open house will be held on November 15 at Memorial Shopping Center with Buds and Blooms and Simcoe Jewelry joining in hosting an open house. On the following Saturday, November 23, Gardeners Eden will be holding their Annual Open House. On the November 30 Joes Studio in Man-O-War will be hosting their annual open house with conch fritters and apple cider directly from New England.Womens Conference Is HeldBy Isobel Sherman The Daughters of Destiny, a womans ministry of New Birth Ministries of Marsh Harbour, held a three-night conference entitled Beyond the Open Door The conference opened October 23, hosted by Rev. This is the first lot to be cleared in Central Pines Estates belonging to Carol and Scott Davis. Mr. Davis works for Bahamas Hot Mix and hopes to begin construction soon. Many applicants are getting their paper work prepared and loans arranged. The government subdivision offers generous sized lots with all utilities in place for a reasonable cost. Central Abaco NewsEarlyn and Sis. Joan Baillou. Guest speaker was Pastor Lisa Evans from Mount Tabour Church in Nassau, who spoke on the topic Grow Up and Get Over It Too many women relive their past instead of moving on. We need to continue to grow as Christians. We must grow in grace in the knowledge of God. On Thursday presentations were made by New Visions Ministries held a Junk-a-new sale on October 25-26 to raise funds for an ambitious program to improve their parking area and beautify their grounds with landscaping. The sale was held at the empty Western Auto building in Marsh Harbour. Please see Central Page 35

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November 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 11 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 Established 1929 OFFICIAL ROLEX RETAILER BAHAMASA Tradition of Shopping ExcellenceDrayton Pilcher Manager TT TT T el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 WATCHES JEWELLERY PERFUMES LEATHER CIGARS CLINIQUE MAKE-UP P.O. Box 20084, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas(next to Mangoes Restaurant on the Harbour)Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm By Theresa Pinder During a recent visit to Abaco by the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Local Government, farmers requested a meeting with him to discuss their plight as farmers and possible solutions to some issues. Min. Gray agreed, on the terms that the group would organize themselves beforehand with a plan of topical issues, possible solutions and possible action. For this purpose the Abaco branch of the Bahamas Farmers Association recently held a planning meeting, anticipating a meeting with the minister later. Some issues brought up included land tenure which the association feels is sorely lacking for the farmer; restrictive infra structural inputs such as electricity, tariffs, lack of streamlined and effective education and training in farm development, the marketing process (or the lack thereof). The group discussed labour problems, as labour cost is one of the more severe restraints to agricultural development. Labour productivity is low and results in labour input for task costing being very high. Also discussed was crop insurance The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Local Government, the Hon. Alfred Gray, feels that The Bahamas must encourage agriculture and is promoting farming with a goal of this country becoming more self-sufficient. Recently, he urged wholesalers and retailers to assist farmers by buying locally grown produce. Min. Gray met on October 7 with wholesalers, retailers and purchasing managers from major hotels in New Proviand the unreasonable terms being offered to farmers for access to capital. Crop insurers have been sought, a Caribbean firm being found which is willing to include the Bahamas. Further discussion will be held with this firm. The revitalizing of the producer/ supplier cooperatives was suggested as farmers present at the meeting were encouraged to join together with the co-op movement to form a stronger credible force. Cooperative programs can have significant input towards all facets of agricultural development. It is the intention of the association that the meeting with Min. Gray should include the full array of the agricultural system, i.e. the wholesaler, retailer, consumer, producer and all that play a part in the process from beginning to end.Farmers Prepare for Ministers VisitOpen 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 SundaysAgriculture Minister Met with Wholesalers to Promote Local Producedence to plead the case of the Bahamian farmer. He told them that governments policy is quite clear and it would not allow buyers to import what is produced in the country wwhen available at a reasonable price, of reasonable quality and on a sustainable basis. At the same time he said his ministry will not stand by idly if farmers hold buyers hostage by overpricing produce that is on the restricted list.

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Page 12 The Abaconian November 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 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 Central Abaco Primary SchoolSpecial AssistanceBy Anita Rolle Phonics, spelling and writing are some of the key components to the development of every childs academic progress. To assist students with problems in these areas, the Central Abaco Primary School now has on staff Special Education Teacher, Ms. Carolyn Wright. Ms. Wright joined the staff in September of this year and concluded that close to 150 students were identified as having special needs at the beginning of the school term. Presently, about seventy are seen on a weekly basis. Her job constitutes working with children who have special needs in the areas of phonics, spelling and writing. Students, once identified, see Ms. Wright for about 45 minutes three days a week. In order that each child might receive one-on-one tutoring, a maximum of 15 students are seen per session. In cases where there are more than she can handle, she presents the classroom teachers with tools and materials to assist those students. The process of identifying students needing special help is not complex. Classroom teachers who work with the students on a day-to-day basis refer those who they feel need extra help to Ms. Wright, who then administers a series of tests to determine their weaknesses. If it is found that the student is functioning two to three grade levels below, they are identified as requiring special assistance. Of course, as with any area of education, assistance and participation from parents is a necessity. Parents are encouraged to take part in their childs development inside and outside of the classroom, as teachers cannot be expected to do it all on their own. Ms. Wright welcomes parents of students in the program to speak with her concerning their progress. One of the first problems I noticed was a language barrier among some of the students, said Ms. Wright, but Im very excited about this venture and looking forward to working closely with the students and parents. An advocate of reading, Ms. Wright also sees a deficiency in skills in this area with many of the students. She feels that they School NewsThe College of The Bahamas now offers courses on Abaco, both academic and technical. Shown above is a class recently started in Central Abaco for teaching electric wiring. The class is being taught by Mr. Philip Armbrister, COB lecturer. The tuition for this nine-week course is $800 and leads to a single phase electricians license. Please see School Page 13

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November 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 13 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* 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. 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 Electronicsare not being properly trained with the necessary skills to empower their growth in the classroom, hence, the world. Hardly a newcomer to this field, she comes to Abaco highly qualified, holding a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Special Education and a wealth of experience. She has been working with the Ministry of Education for a number of years as a teacher and organizing training workshops on Special Education in New Providence and around the Family Islands. While in Nassau she hosted a weekly educational radio program sponsored by the Ministry of Education. The community of Abaco and Central Abaco Primary School are pleased to welcome Ms. Carolyn Wright and hope that many will benefit from her expertise.Treasure Cay PrimaryVolunteers Assist in TeachingThe Treasure Cay Primary has benefitted from several volunteers who have assisted in teaching in the school. Ms. Stacy Britt, a visitor in Treasure Cay, has volunteered to teach grade five while their regular teacher, Mrs. Ericka McKinney is away on maternity leave. She will teach until the end of this term when she will return to the University of Central Florida where she is studying for a degree in education specializing in biology. Her parents are second home owners in Treasure Cay. Ms. Maranda Williams is a volunteer in grade three assisting Ms. Monique Williams. She will begin her studies at the College of the Bahamas in January. Ms. Naquania Knowles is employed as a teachers aide in the school. She is a recent graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She will begin studies at the College of the Bahamas in January also. Also volunteering is Michael KcKee who is helping with the physical education program at the school. He is taking a break from studying to spend time with his parents in Treasure Cay. His father is the magistrate for Abaco. He will be going back to Scotland to begin his college work.Teacher of the Year Is NamedMr. Roodatram Kawalram has been named Teacher of the Year for Treasure Cay Primary School. He has been teaching sixth grade in Treasure Cay for the past two years. Mr. Kawalram is from Guyana but has been teaching in the Bahamas for the past six years.Top Students NamedThe sixth grade last year had 15 students who graduated to high school. The outstanding students were valedictorian Aqueela Romer, who also received awards in mathematics, language arts, Spanish and religious knowledge. The salutatorian was Davaughn Seymour, who also received an award in language arts. Other outstanding students were Josler Pierre, Milande Josue and Prince Bodie.Abaco Central High SchoolBy Isobel ShermanNational Heroes Day Was CelebratedAbaco Central High School held its first celebration of National Heroes Day on October 15. In a special sit down assembly in the front parking lot of the school the celebration members of Grade 11 read several biographies of Bahamian heroes including Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling, Sir Randol Fawkes, Dame Doris Johnson, Dr. Keva Bethel and Andre Kenneth Rodgers. The class then saluted the unsung heroes, the teachers of Abaco More School News SchoolFrom Page 12 Please see School Page 14 Roger Kelty of Lyford Cay Foundation presents alternative career opportunities to students at Abaco Central High School on October 22. He gave illustrations of several trade school vocations that only require two or three years of study and pay approximately $30,000 per year on graduation. 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Page 14 The Abaconian November 1st, 2002TT TT T el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 F F F F F ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: harbourviewhaven@abacoinet.com www.guanacayvillas .com Rental CottagesAll units centrally air-conditioned Satellite TV, Radio / CD / Tape player Two bedrooms, queen beds, 1 bath, full kitchen, living room Dining area seats 6, Bahama room with queen futon One bedroom, one bath apartment overlooking the harbour Outside BBQ grill Enjoy your own private gazebo and garden Harbour View HavenLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas 3 Villas, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Fully furnished kitchen 1 bedroom queen, 1 bedroom 2 singles Sitting area queen futon Dining area seats 6 All units fully furnished, Central A/C Satellite TV, Radio/CD/Tape player Outside BBQ with your own private balcony Overlooking the harbour PoolTel: (242) 365-5028/5006/5002 Fax: (242) 365-5083e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com www. guanacayvillas.comLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, BahamasSea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Store Hours: 9am to 5pm Ph: (242) 365-5006 365-5002 365-5028 (office) 365-5083 (fax) Wine Tasting Sponsored by Bristol CellarsPoolside BBQ Lunch and Dinner Sunday December 1, 2002 Calling All Artistsfor Hope Town Harbour Lodges 3rd AnnualArts and Crafts FestivalChildrens Art, Crafts, Jewelry, Pottery, Straw Art and much much more . .Artists must sign up no later than November 15 For more information contact Tania Duncombe at 366-0095 Sign up by Email: abacospice@yahoo.comWhat a Great Way to Spend the Day!Live Music by Estin SawyerCentral High School presenting each one with a laminated certificate. The guest speaker, a Bahamian hero and certainly an Abaconian hero, Mr. Patrick Bethel told the students how happy he was to be there on the First National heroes day which he believed should have been for many years and how happy he was that the day would now be celebrated every second Monday in October. Mr. Bethel told the students that there are three kinds of heroes, national heroes, local heroes and personal heroes. He said two of his national heroes were Sherwin Archer and Sherwin Bootle. His two of his local heroes are Walter Sands a former teacher of his and Lucien Stratton. Two of his personal heroes are Dr. Jackson Burnside and Captain Leonard Thompson. Mr. Bethel told the students that there are six characteristics of a national hero. They must have noble qualities that can be emulated, stands for principles, made of sterner stuff than ordinary person, loyal to self, God and Country and finally be prepared to make sacrifices. Mr. Bethel believes that the youth of the country could benefit by examining who they are and where they are going by looking for directions and tips from national heroes, their local heroes and their personal heroes. He challenged the students to find their heroes. The assembly ended with five questions being asked that had to do with the biographies which were read at the beginning of the assembly. The first student who answered each question correctly was given a small prize.Baby Chicks ArriveTwo hundred baby chicks arrived at Abaco Central High School on October 7th. Donated by Abaco Big Bird it is the first batch of chicks for the school year. Under the tutelage of Miss Ingrid Gray Agricultural Science Teacher, the Agricultural Science students will be caring for the chicks until they grow up enough to be slaughtered and sold. The students will do that aspect of the project as well. They hope to raise a larger batch of chicks in the next installment of the project.Annual Career Day HeldOn October 21 and 22 Abaco Central High School held their annual Career Day. Under the theme Securing a Place in This New Global Economy Mrs. Nadene Beneby, Guidance Counselor, planned the Career Day with asMore School News SchoolFrom Page 13 S.C. Bootle High School held their awards ceremony on October 23 at the school. The award giving was interspersed with musical selections and praise dances. A large crowd enjoyed the program which included academic, athletic and citizenship for last school years accomplishments. Shown at the left is the seventh grade dance group. Please see News Page 15

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Page 16 The Abaconian November 1st, 2002 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 COVEOcean view lot. Hillside overlooking the Atlantic.Lot 110 x 200. Partially cleared for building site. Great homesite. Underground electric & telephone. Price: $151,500MARNIES 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: $180,000LARGE OCEAN FRONT LOT110 x 259. Georgeous views! Private dock slip in Marnies Marina. Undergrund utilities (electic & phone) Price: $315,000NORTH END, ELBOW CAYLarge beach front lot with large swimming beach. Great building site Price: $353,000EAST 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 company overseeing the construction, called a meeting on October 17 to inform the shipping companies and Customs that the new warehouse would be completed by the end of the month. Mr. Mark Bell, Project Manager for American Bridge, explained that the area around the warehouse including more than 200 feet of frontage along the bulkhead was finished with the exception of the final chipand-seal paving finish. The bulkhead includes a 60-foot ramp completed and available for use. American Bridge will soon begin demolishing the current warehouse and surrounding concrete surface, which was constructed DockFrom Page 3 in the mid-1960s, and will reconstruct the entire old dock area. The new domestic warehouse and all the dock area to the east will eventually be for domestic traffic. The larger warehouse now under construction will be for international freight when completed. The entire dock will have a concrete apron of 27 feet. The remainder of the area will be paved with a chip-and-seal surface. Mr. Bell said that the new channel could be used by the end of October. Dredging has continued 24 hours a day since last November. Several areas have required dynamiting as the rock was harder than expected. The dynamiting is now completed. In order to have a controlling depth of 13 feet at low water, the dredging had to extend out 4400 feet from the turning basin, well beyond Outer Point. The dredging of the channel is complete with the remaining dredging work to be done on the turning basin. Mr. Bell explained that the company will be putting in six pairs of range markers. These will be at 900-foot intervals and will be offset from the channel by 15 feet on each side. They will be posts with reflectors.Freight Dock Is Nearing CompletionAbaco Markets has recently made changes in its management. It has created a six member executive committee which will have the responsibility to manage the various operations of the company. Its new president and chief executive, David Thurlow, will head this committee which will include one person from each of their divisions. There have been changes on its board of directors also, with several leaving positions on the board to be part of the new executive committee. Mr. Thurlow will be the only one of the executive committee to serve on the board. Mr. Lowell Albury is now part of the executive committee. 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November 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 17 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Abaco HardwareMon Fri 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. 7 a.m. to 12 NoonTel: 242-367-2170 LumberElectrical SuppliesBuilding SuppliesToolsHardwareFencingPaintsMarine ProductsAppliances PlumbingFixtures Cabinets Grills Paint Fans & Lights Tools Lumber & Plywood Windows & Shutters25% off Selected Christmas Items 1.3ghz AMD Duron 1.3ghz AMD Duron 1.3ghz AMD Duron 1.3ghz AMD Duron 1.3ghz AMD Duron 128MB SDRAM128MB SDRAM 128MB SDRAM128MB SDRAM 128MB SDRAM 40GB Hard Drive 40GB Hard Drive 40GB Hard Drive 40GB Hard Drive 40GB Hard Drive 54X CD-ROM54X CD-ROM 54X CD-ROM54X CD-ROM 54X CD-ROM 3.5 Floppy Drive 3.5 Floppy Drive 3.5 Floppy Drive 3.5 Floppy Drive 3.5 Floppy Drive 4 USB Slots4 USB Slots 4 USB Slots4 USB Slots 4 USB Slots 16MB VGA 3D Video 16MB VGA 3D Video 16MB VGA 3D Video 16MB VGA 3D Video 16MB VGA 3D Video SoundSound SoundSound Sound 56K v.90 Modem 56K v.90 Modem 56K v.90 Modem 56K v.90 Modem 56K v.90 Modem 10/100 LAN10/100 LAN 10/100 LAN10/100 LAN 10/100 LAN Speakers &Speakers & Speakers &Speakers & Speakers & MicrophoneMicrophone MicrophoneMicrophone Microphone Keyboard & Scroll Keyboard & Scroll Keyboard & Scroll Keyboard & Scroll Keyboard & Scroll Mouse Mouse Mouse Mouse Mouse 15 Monitor15 Monitor 15 Monitor15 Monitor 15 Monitor$750.$750. $750.$750. $750.0000 0000 00** ** *Call 367-2011 or visit His & Her JeansBuy a Pre-built System or design YOUR own system to suit YOUR own needs...The choice isYOURS!YOURS! YOURS!YOURS! YOURS! Custom PCs Networking PC Upgrades & Repairs Computer Accessories Prices & availability subject to change without notice. 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 Hawaiian Sea Grape, a commonly used and invasive landscape plant on Abaco By Michelle Bethell Think about this. Did you know that by planting certain plants in your yard you might be actually damaging the natural environment of the Bahamas? Choosing the wrong plants can actually have a devastating effect on wildlife, biodiversity, water resources and our coastlines. These plants are termed invasive plants. An invasive plant that is rapidly spreading across Abaco from more populated areas such as Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay and Hope Town to remote beaches and unpopulated areas of Abaco is the Hawaiian Sea Grape, also known as Scaevola. This plant, due to its hardiness and lush green leaves, is currently very popular as a landscape plant. Invasive plants are usually plants that thrive well in minimal conditions, are hard to kill, grow quickly and spread rapidly. So, of course, many persons would find Hawaiian Sea Grape great because they are so easy to grow, easy to propagate, etc. Hawaiian Sea Grape, though, is creating a sad situation for those who care about the Bahamas. It is rapidly spreading, creating thickets along our coastlines, competing with and killing our native plants and changing the look and feel of our beaches. I have seen Hawaiian Sea Grape taking over, all on its own, because the seeds or fruits drop into the water from peoples yards and drift up on our beaches elsewhere. I have witnessed it displacing Sea Oats, Sea Lavender, Inkberry, mangroves and numerous other plants on Abaco. Sea Oats and other beach plants act to stabilize our beaches from erosion. When large areas dominated by one type of plant of Hawaiian Sea Grape displace our native plants, we have lost the variety and genetic diversity of our native beach vegetation. Having a single form of vegetation increases the possible loss of our beaches through erosion if the invading plant is inflicted by disease, all the plants die and leave nothing to protect the beach. We still do not know the effect that Hawaiian Sea Grape may have on our Bahamian wildlife on land such as birds, crabs, lizards or on fish nurseries when they take over mangroves or other wetland areas. Other invasive plants such as Brazilian Pepper (also known as Christmas Holly and Bahama Holly) and Casuarina (a.k.a. Australian pine) were introduced to the Bahamas years ago as landscape plants. It took years for scientists and many locals to finally understand their negative effect on our environment. Brazilian Pepper spreads into wet areas and well fields and soaks up enormous amounts of water, a valuable resource on small landmasses such as islands. Casuarinas are known to chemically displace other plants along our coastlines, increasing the likelihood of beach erosion during storms and prevent sea turtles from nesting. Too many of us take our natural landscape for granted. We often overlook the beauty of our native trees and shrubs because they are so familiar to us. These native plants make better landscaping solutions in the long run.Make a Difference By Choosing the Right LandscapingThey require less water once established, they hold up better in storms due to their natural flexibility, many can deal with high amounts of salt and the list goes on. Our native Sea Grape and Silver or Green Buttonwood are good alternatives to Hawaiian Sea Grape. Wax myrtle, a salt tolerant variety of Cocoplum, Neckplace Pod and Bay Cedar are also good, salt-tolerant, shrubby substitutes for Hawaiian Sea Grape. There are many bushes and trees which are very salt tolerant and some produce beautiful flowers. Remember, however, that not all exotic plants are problems: Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, Plumbago, Oleander, Liriope, Ixora, Crotons are not known to be invasive. The best solution is to research the plants you plan on using before you plant them. Much information is available on the Internet or ask your landscaper for a non-invasive or native alternative. If you already have planted Hawaiian Sea Grape, PLEASE REMOVE IT especially if you have it planted by a seawall or beachfront where the fruits can be washed or dropped into the sea. In the meanwhile, remove and destroy the fruits whenever you see them so that this plant does not continue to spread. If you wish to help make a difference, Friends of the Environment is organizing Beach Days to remove Hawaiian Sea Grape and young Casuarinas which are springing up on our beaches. For further information please call Lory Kenyon 366-0121 or Erin Pagliaro at 367-5358. Hawaiian Sea Grape or Scavola is a common plant that tolerates salt and adverse conditions. However, it is very invasive and will eventually crowd out native plants which are much better suited to our situation. It propogates easily and is spreading rapidly thoughout Abaco.

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Page 20 The Abaconian November 1st, 2002 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 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 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 /TT8 1 Tf -0.0105 Tc -0.0676 Tw 12.2 0 0 12.2 416.64 505.32 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 By John Hedden The Minister of Agriculture was interviewed by the Nassau Guardian via telephone and reported in that journal on the 15th October 2002, with the caption: Gray on FTAA: Farmers should have little to worry about. Further, the Guardian reported statements made by Mr. Gray which were both confusing and conflicting at times. viz: a) The minister explained that The (Bahamas) Government at the end of the day will not have fully signed onto the FTAA agreement. And that agriculture is so international, it may be difficult not to sign on. b) The Ministers vision of agriculture is that by 2005 when FTAA is scheduled to take effect . . our people would have gone into such large scale production . we wont need to sign onto the FTAA. c) The Minister explained that education is the key to removing any general concerns . And that a task force is presently being appointed to educate the Bahamian public on the effects of FTAA and WTO. He said that in the next year or two there will be mass education exercises. As I understand the premise of the FTAA: Open trading without hindrance or preferential treatment to the movement of goods and services between member countries must occur. The FTAA schedule calls for negotiations toward the agreement, being presently ongoing, to be completed in the next few months so that a draft of the final agreement may be drawn up and then ratified by all member states for the 2005 deadline. Unfortunately, the Bahamian agricultural community is largely unaware of either the timetable or the proposed removal of barriers to free trade and what they entail. The Bahamian farmer needs to know now what is being negotiated on his/her behalf, and this calls for transparency on the part of the Ministry of Agriculture. Further the agricultural community needs to be both educated and involved in the terms and conditions of the FTAA and how they are to be applied. In other words the Ministry of Agriculture must open dialogue with the farmers, and stop using the system of patronage that presently exists. The reality of farming as it presently exists in the Bahamas is that unless Bahamian Government intervention is applied in the form of protective import duties and embargoes, the cost of labour and infrastructure (e.g.: energy) is so high that Bahamian farm products are uncompetitive in the marketplace. Even this is no guarantee as demonstrated by the proposed closure of Gladstone Farms in the coming weeks. Lastly, I would like to point out that the Ministers vision of large scale agricultural production in the Bahamas by 2005 is not going to take place without establishing an agri-Agriculture Must Be Protected by GovernmentVV VV V iewpointiewpoint iewpointiewpoint iewpointcultural policy framed in proper zoning and with access to farm land, education of the players and realistic Government support and dialogue of and with the farming community. The goal of standards, quality, production and price do not appear out of thin air. The time to begin is now, not in the next year or two. Otherwise we may in fact have no agricultural enterprise in the Bahamas by the time the FTAA comes into effect. 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

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November 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 21 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 By Anita Rolle The Cancer Society of Abaco in celebrating Cancer Awareness Month, offered free cancer testing at three government clinics. Sandy Point, Marsh Harbour and Coopers Town Clinics were a bevy of activity as record numbers showed up to take advantage of the free prostate exams, breast exams and pap smears. A record 253 persons participated, 129 at Marsh Harbour, 26 at Sandy Point and 98 at Coopers Town. The free clinics are an annual effort and response from persons this year proves that little by little persons are becoming more concerned about this killer disease. Of the 253 test preformed there were a few persons found to have problems which were not necessarily cancer related. Such persons were given referrals for second testings. The process was simple. A registration card was filled out with a few simple questions, and you waited for your turn to be seen. According to Mr. Hugh Cottis, President of the Society, on the registration card there was a question of how persons found out about the testing. More than 50 percent answered Radio Abaco. For this Mr. Cottis and the Cancer Society would like to say a big thank you to Mr. Silbert Mills and the Radio Abaco team. The medical team worked tirelessly throughout the day until the last patient was seen. Incidentally, all were working on a voluntary basis three visiting doctors from Nassau Dr. Ronald Knowles, Dr. Alfred Roy, Dr. Felix Omar, Nurse Peggy Cooper, staff of the three local clinics and members of the Abaco Cancer Society. Staff and doctors at the Coopers Town Clinic were treated to a lunch prepared by Chef Jeffrey Cooper of Fire Road. The Cancer Society of Abaco is an active non-profit organization. The group assists cancer patients with airfare for receiving treatment, approximately $5,000 being spent annually. They raise this money with cookouts, maintain information stations and make every effort to increase awareness. Prostate cancer has been determined to be the leading cancer killer in men, and as with any disease early detection is the key. However, the disease can spread any part of the body and if left untreated, could attack other parts of the body. Another form of cancer which is becoming very rampant in the Bahamas is skin cancer. Though the sunshine can be very enjoyable, it can also be very injurious. Skin cancer can be detected in the form of warts or discolorations. Children especially should be well covered when going into the sun to limit their exposure to the suns rays. The Abaco Cancer Society is encouraging regular check-ups and regular testing for men and women. Prostate exams, pap smears, breast exams and PSA testing should be done annually, and these facilities are available at the Government clinics. Self-test Breast exams have also been proven to be beneficial. To have your questions answered on cancer, and early detection, contact your local clinic, or any member of the Abaco Cancer Society.Abaco Cancer Society Holds ClinicsCancer Society Raffle WinnersThe cancer Society has an annual raffle. This year the drawing was held on October 26. The winners are asked to collect their certificates for merchandise from Dr. McWeenys office in Marsh Harbour. Caribbean Cruise Tania Duncombe Round Trip to Florida Tom Glassware Andy Cash Bluff House din ner Floyd Lowe Two nights Different Ruth Russell Childs Scooter Luke McIntosh Nippers Lunch Roy Cash $100 Gift Cert. Michelle/Mathew Key Perfume set Lavon Albury Eelectric Iron Luke McIntosh Mini Downrigger L & M Innocent $100 Gift Cert Lowell Albury Computer desk Alex Roberts Snorkel trip Gaylene McIntosh Handbag Shevaun Davis 10 pounds crawfish Iris Pinder $100 gift certificate George Riviere Printer/calculator Leslie Fouse 19" TV Shannon Thompson Laines Kurls & KutsA Unisex SalonMatrix, Paul Mitchell and Nexus Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Mon. Sat 9 am 5 pm Phone 367-3623 Located in Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza

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Page 22 The Abaconian November 1st, 2002 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 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 As reported to The Abaconian On October 9 a Dundas Town resident reported that, sometime between October 3 and 8, someone removed a component of his satellite dish. He has requested police action; police have one suspect at this time. Two police officers were assaulted by a suspect on October 10 on Walkers Cay. They were acting on information given in regards to suspected drug possession. No drugs were found, but the officers brought the accused in to answer charges of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, obscene language, disorderly behavior and causing harm. Someone reported that the alarm on A & K Liquor Store was activated on October 11. An officer arrived at the scene in time to observe a smashed glass door and a suspicious vehicle leaving the area. The officer followed the vehicle and arrested two men for shop breaking and stealing, one of which had glass splinters on his person. Police searched and found a suspected quantity of cocaine on one of them. A Marsh Harbour resident reported that, sometime between October 6 and 10, someone stole his papers for permanent residency, valued at $500. The resident reported no signs of a break-in. Someone broke into the main office of Abaco Central High School on October 13. A cash tin was stolen containing $50. A resident of The Mud reported being assaulted on October 13. She was approached by a man who attacked her, hitting her about the body. She was taken to the doctor, then sent to Nassau for treatment as she is four months pregnant. Someone entered the Marsh Harbour Airport Lounge and Bar sometime between October 13 and 14 and stole a satellite card valued at $200. A resident of Blackwood reported on October 14 that someone entered his residence and stole a briefcase containing almost $500 in cash. A Murphy Town woman reported on October 14 that someone removed her handbag from her bedroom. It contained $130 in cash. A Mount Hope woman reported that her sons 5 HP Nissan boat motor was stolen from his boat between October 9 and 11. A resident of Fox Town reported on October 15 that between October 11 and 15 someone attempted to break into the Batelco Office in Fox Town. On October 15 an officer arrested a resident of Fox Town in reference to the wounding of another Fox town resident. The suspect was charged and a court date set for October 18. A Dundas Town woman reported on October 16 that someone broke into her residence and stole $165. in cash. A Murphy Town man reported on October 18 that he was attacked outside Burns House Ltd. by a man known to him on sight as an Exuma resident. The man struck him on the right hand and right side of his face with the side of a bottle. He was seen at the Government Clinic and discharged. A Dundas Town woman was taken to the Marsh Harbour Clinic on October 18 for a suspected overdose on medicine tablets. She was taken to Nassau for treatment. A Murphy Town woman reported on October 19 that she was struck on the face by a man from Dundas Town while standing outside of Dusk-Til-Dawn take-away. She was sent to the clinic for treatment. Sometime between October 18 and 19 someone smashed the glass door and stole $60 in coins and two items valued at $57 from Corner Value in Marsh Harbour. A Dundas Town man reported that he was approached and threatened on October 19 by a man armed with a knife. A Marsh Harbour man reported on October 19 that a man he knew attempted to stab him with a knife. He was arrested. A Marsh Harbour woman heard a noise outside her home on October 19. She saw a man jump the fence and flee. Officers searched the surrounding bushes, discovered and arrested a man. A man broke into and entered a bathroom at the Conch Inn Marina on October 20. Someone entered Mackerels Restaurant sometime between October 20 and 21 and stole a cash register valued at $540. A Dundas Town woman reported that sometime between October 20 and 21, someone damaged the four tires on her Mitsubishi Eclipse and left a note containing a death threat. The car was parked at her residence. 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 367-4018Police Report It Pays toAdvertise inThe Abaconian

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November 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 23 Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. Florida KeysRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .Floor Tiles from 6" x 6" up to 18" x 18" Wall Tiles in 4" x 4" 6" x 6" 6" x 8" up to 10" x 16" We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optional Abaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display 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. 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 frontBy Theresa Pinder On October 24 a delegation from the Special Olympics Bahamas organization came to Abaco to hold a promotional session. Held at the Every Child Counts Learning Center, a variety of people attended including parents, volunteers and teachers from the Every Child Counts program and others interested in learning more about the proposal of hosting such a program here. The delegation from the Outreach Committee of Special Olympics Bahamas included Andrew McFall, who heads the Outreach Committee, Amanda Moncur, the National Director for Special Olympics Bahamas, and two volunteers. The group was here to spread awareness of what the Special Olympics actually is and to promote the possible integration of Abaco into the Special Olympics Bahamas program. Since 1978 Special Olympics Bahamas has been providing those needing special education services with an opportunity to explore their potential through a variety of sports. Although concentrating on developing skills, physical ability and fitness through participation through sports, the Special Olympics affords athletes and their families something greater invaluable support for each other and access to expert resources for issues that arise. Participation in the Special Olympics programs and competitions help the athletes to gain better self confidence, valuable skills, an increase in self respect and awareness. The motto of Special Olympics is Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt This reflects the programs dedication that the entire process is important; the experience gained by participating in training and competitions itself is valuable. The exposure alone gained by the athletes is extremely valuable. They are given the opportunity to compete in various competitions in their regions, nationally and some athletes even represent the Bahamas on an international level at the World Games held every four years. A group of over thirty athletes will be attending the 2003 World Games next year in Dublin, Ireland. The idea of beginning a Special Olympics program for those in need here was well received; members of the Special Olympics Bahamas Outreach program will return sometime around the middle of November or the beginning of December to hold a two-day coaching clinic for potential volunteer coaches for the sports. A group from the Special Olympics program in Nassau visited the Every Child Counts program in Marsh Harbour to develop closer ties and to encourage participation in their programs in Nassau. Special Olympics allows children to compete and develop who would not normally be able to compete. The group shown above are, left to right, Chandra Forbes and Seeta Arangill-Roberts, both volunteers, and Amanda Moncur, National Director, who was the main speaker.Delegation Promotes Special Olympics A group of people is interested in raising money to construct a bowling alley. Land is available beside the RND cinemas and a person has been identified to run the operation. The group is suggesting a 10-lane operation perhaps with a game room. Since there will be no alcohol allowed, they anticipate that churches and schools will develop leagues and perhaps there will be interest among the second home owners. The proposal is to form a company, issue shares and raise about $1 million to build the alleys properly. The owner of the land would be compensated with shares in the company and the group is hoping that a lawyer will be willing to do the legal work in return for shares. The shareholders would elect a board of directors and officers. Spanish Wells formed a company when their power plant burned down and again with their food store burned down. A similar corporation could be formed to build a bowling alley in that same format. The thrust of the project is not to make money for the shareholders but to give a healthy and wholesome sport to the community. If you are interested, call Ruth Pinder at 367-3995. A public meeting will be organized if there is enough interest.Group Asks for Bowling Support

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Page 24 The Abaconian November 1st, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com 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 Thanksgiving Dinnerat theHope Town Harbour LodgeJoin us on Thursday, November 28th Seatings will be at 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm A delicious four course meal SoupSoup SoupSoup SoupLobster Bisque: creamy soup with succulent lobster pieces SaladSalad SaladSalad SaladLodge Salad: romaine & iceberg lettuce, baby shrimp, cherry tomatoes, mandarins, bacon bits, almonds with papaya chutney dressing Main Course Main Course Main Course Main Course Main CourseOven Roasted Turkey w ith spiced almond stuffing, savory giblet gravy & cranberry sauce. Chilean Sea Bass encrusted w ith chopped macadamia nuts. Rack of Veal with mushroom marsala wine sauce. Prime Rib au jus cooked as you like it. Your choice of Sweet Potatoes with marshmallow topping Garlic Creamy Mashed Potatoes or Spanish Rice Fresh Asparagus Spears with Hollandaise sauce. DessertDessert DessertDessert DessertPumpkin Pie Homemade Apple Pie Rum Cake $34.50$34.50 $34.50$34.50 $34.50 per person Children 6-12 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 under 6 FREEFREE FREEFREE FREE Reservations Required Phone 333-0095 VHF Ch. 16 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 CayS. C. Bootle High SchoolVibrant Sports ProgramBy Anita Rolle S.C. Bootle High School has a dynamic sports program for this school year, which most recently includes a 40-member tennis club. Head of the tennis program, Mr. Clifton Howell, says that the students are very excited about the sport. They are eager to learn and anxious to show off their skills. The club first started without any type of equipment so the students spent the time the theoretical area of the sport. Last month Mr. Bobby Russell donated 14 tennis rackets and a bucket of tennis balls to assist with the program at the school. Mr. Russell wanted to make a contribution to the school (of which he is a former student) and was delighted when he spoke with Mr. Howell, who informed him of the vast tennis interest Sports News there. Though the school is presently without a tennis court, the need for one is there. Building one will be a goal for the future. For the time being, hitting balls against a wall will have to suffice. Construction of a wall at the rear of the basketball court is being considered which will serve two purposes, a practice wall for tennis and a barrier to unwanted intruders who frequently enter the school premises. Mr. Howell and the school are extremely proud of the donation by Mr. Russell, Im excited, the students are excited, so we can only grow from here. The physical education department holds weekly raffles as a fund raising effort for the department and to assist in the establishment of yet another club, cycling. Randy Pinder, center, of the sponsoring firm Bristol Cellars presents the Summer League trophy to the winning dart team captain, Donald Burrows, right, of the Big Boys team. The awards presentation was held at Seashells Restaurant but the 12-week summer tournament was held at the C & G Restaurant. According to Malcolm Spicer, Secretary of the Abaco Darts Association, (left in photo) darts is a serious sport in the Northern Bahamas. It is the largest team sport in the Bahamas with approximately 75 teams and 1,000 players. Darts Trophy Is Awarded Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island

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November 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 25 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 pm 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, 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 5% OFF ALL ENGINES SELECTED MODELS 20% OFFOctober Thru NovemberDistributers of MERCPANGA BOATSPh: (242) 367-2326 (242) 367-5960Call it power...call it performance!ITS JUST SOMETHING YOU GET MORE WITH A MERCURYMERCURY...THE WATER CALLS! Quiet Cruising Smoke Free Clean Running Ultra Smooth Ronowned Reliability Fast Starting Durable Great TrollingAs reported to The Abaconian October 9 Three residents of Marsh Harbour and The Mud pleaded guilty to conspiracy and uttering of a false document. The matter was adjourned to November 6 pending a probation report from social services. Two residents of Murphy Town were charged for stealing a boat from Man-O-War Cay. The matter was adjourned to November 6. A Hope Town resident was found guilty of drug possession and was fined $9,000. A resident of Murphy Town was charged with drug possession. The matter has been adjourned to October 30. October 10 A resident of Sandy Point allegedly assaulted a man with a deadly weapon. The matter has been adjourned to November 11. A Murphy Town resident was fined $50 for driving without a rear light burning. A Marsh Harbour resident was charged with housebreaking. The matter has been adjourned to November 11. A resident of Crown Haven, previously charged with shop breaking, was acquitted as the witness was unable to confirm the identity. October 16 The case regarding the incest in Hope Town has been adjourned to November 14 for one final witness, and then the prosecution will close. A resident of Moores Island was charged with drug possession. The matter has been adjourned to November 13. A Murphy Town resident was charged with unlawful sexual conduct. The matter has been adjourned to November 6. October 17 21 The preliminary inquiry into the murder of Canadian Marcia McKenzie in Sandy Point by a 17-year-old youth was held. Twenty-two witnesses were heard. On October 21 the magistrate determined that sufficient evidence had been gathered to charge the youth with murder. The matter was committed to the Supreme Court for trial.Court Report By Theresa Pinder On October 23 the preliminary inquiry for the kidnaping of businessman Floyd Sawyer took place in continuation of the arraignment that took place on August 26. Two prosecutors came from the Attorney Generals Office to help with the case, Mr. Cumberbach and Ms. Wilkinson, who joined prosecutor Inspector Stephen Adderley. The prosecutors made an application to serve a voluntary bill of indictment on the behalf of the Attorney Generals Office. As a result of this, the matter involving the kidnaping will bypass the preliminary stage and will go directly to the Supreme Court in Nassau. The charges concerning the firearms have been separated from the charge of kidnaping and will be addressed at the Magistrates Court in Marsh Harbour. This matter has been adjourned to December 11 when Renardo Ricardo Major, Robert Edward Reckley and Frankie Bethel will return to enter their pleas concerning these separate charges. Until such time, the accused have been remanded in custody to Her Majestys Prison in Nassau. On the morning of the preliminary inquiry Mr. Bethels wife, Cindy, was also taken into custody and charged with possession of an unlicenced firearm and possession of ammunition, both charges concerning the presence of a firearm found in the house. She will be charged jointly with the accused on December 11. However, she was granted bail and released.Preliminary Inquiry Was Held for KidnappingAbaco PAbaco P Abaco PAbaco P Abaco P rint Shoprint Shop rint Shoprint Shop rint Shop

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Page 26 The Abaconian November 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 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 367-2442The Bahamas Neurological CentreDr. Edwin Demeritte will have monthly neurology clinics at the Abaco Medical Clinic, Crockett Drive, Marsh Harbour Clinics the second Friday of every month For adults and children with neurological problems Neurodiagnostic testing, including EEGs, EMGs and others Specific test can be made available locally upon request To schedule appointments or testing please contact us 242-393-5962 Nassau 242-367-4240 Abaco Abaco Chamber of CommerceMessage from the PresidentDear Members, While, like most of you, I have many challenges in my own business and personal life, I will gladly take on the role and challenge of Abaco Chamber of Commerce president. Thank you for the opportunity to serve in this capacity. I became president at a time in the life of the Abaco Chamber when optimism is high and opportunities for the Chamber abound. Opportunities to help local and national government bodies achieve their objectives. Opportunities to influence what those objectives are. Opportunities to assist local civic groups like the Rotary Club, Kiwanis and even our home grown Scurvy Few. These groups take on and carry out special community projects that are so desperately needed. Along with these new opportunities will come difficult challenges, challenges that will demand the full support and cooperation of the business community. Most of our members, or at least the people now representing them including myself, are new to the Chamber and its objectives. The two main objectives of the Chamber during my term as president will be (a) To be a conduit between local and central government and the Abaco business community. We will host periodic meetings with local and central government members. These meetings will give us insight into its plans for Abaco while exposing them to our most pressing needs. (b) To make every effort to prepare our community for FTAA. The Chamber over the next two years must do all it can to prepare its members and non-members for this upcoming era. Visiting speakers from private companies, civic groups, government specialists as well as the decision-making politicians will be invited and will attend our meetings. The next two years are barely enough time to educate and prepare ourselves for whats to come. We must participate in these debates and discussions if we are to be ready. Remember, the Prime Minister signed on to this agreement around six or seven years ago. While other countries have been planning, we have been playing (or at least Ive been playing). The 2002/2003 Chamber budget cannot accommodate the additional expense of educating ourselves on FTAA. There has to be an increase in revenue if we intend to help our business community in this area. The best possible revenue source is through membership. A large membership not only produces much needed revenue, but also provides the Chamber with a deep resource of talented, experienced, problem-solving individuals. There are roughly one hundred members. For each of the members on our list, there is at least one other individual or company that should be a member. They will be affected by FTAA as well as other problems now facing Abaco. As friends, do not allow them to take a wait-and-see attitude about the challenges to come. Find them, encourage them to join, encourage them again and again. The Abaco business community is a diverse and powerful force. Lets take advantage of this great resource to help each other. We on Abaco dont just want to survive FTAA, we want to thrive in FTAA. So lets continue to build and strengthen our Chamber. Lets come together and make this Chamber of Commerce an organization that faces and conquers challenges. With our combined efforts we can protect our investments and seize new opportunities that are just over the horizon. Thank you, Michael Albury By Theresa Pinder On October 10 an escaped prisoner was brought back to Abaco from Grand Bahama, where he was hiding. Alfred Russell, a fortyyear old resident of McLeans Town, Grand Bahama, was originally brought in on a charge of housebreaking in Crown Haven, Abaco. Mr. Russell escaped from the Marsh Harbour Police station on October 7. He traveled to Crown Haven where he traveled to McLeans Town by a small boat. Police officers from the Marsh Harbour District no-Escaped Prisoner is Capturedtified Grand Bahama of Russells escape. Officers on Grand Bahama visited Mr. Russells wifes residence where he was found on October 9 hiding under a bed. He was subsequently arrested and brought back to Abaco. To the original charge of housebreaking, police officers have added the charge of escaping from police custody for which he will attend court in the near future. The charge of housebreaking will be dealt with at a later date. The police have denied bail. An ecaped prisoner was returned to Marsh Harbour on October 10 and now faces the charge of escaping from police custody in addition to the original charge of housebreaking. By Isobel Sherman A Praising in the Spirit Gospel Concert Extravaganza will be at the Full Gospel Assembly of God church in Treasure Cay on November 2. Appearing will be Dorothy Norwood with special guests New Direction and Healing Touch. Part of the proceeds willGospel Concert Is Planned BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW! go to aid the building fund of the Full Gospel Assemblies In addition, on the November 1st the church will host a Choir Workshop from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on November 2 they will host a Praise Dance Workshop from 10 a.m. until noon..

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November 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 5 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip 10:30 am12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:30 Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am11:30 (M-Sat)1:30 pm 3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana 30 minute trip :45 am 10:30 1:15 pm 3:305:30 Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh Harbour 30 minute trip 8 am11:30 2:30 pm 4:45pm5:30 (min $40)Fare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $10 / $15 Children $5 / $8 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........... ...............$$.............. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch).......... 367-2615 Mackerals ........................................... 367-5932 Mangoes ........................$$$.............. 367-2366 Mavis Country Kitchen.......$.............. 367-2002 Pops Place........................$....+..... 367-3796 Sapodillys ......................$$$.............. 367-3498 Sea Shells..........................$.............. 367-4460 Snack Shack......................$....+..... 367-4005 Snappas .............................$.............. 367-3278 Subway .............................................. 367-3498 Wallys............................$$$.............. 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 November 1st, 2002 Thanks for BooksMany Assisted to Help Our SchoolsLast spring Ms. Michelle Drake, of Sarasota and a frequent Treasure Cay visitor, arranged for a shipment of textbooks, workbooks, reference books and childrens library books to be sent to Abaco for the benefit of all schools with emphasis on schools in more remote areas. She did this with the help of Mr. Don Strube of Color Wheel Paints of Orlando who sent two semi-trailer trucks from Orlando to Sarasota to pick up the books and take them to West Palm Beach for shipment here. Ms Drake then made arrangements with Mr. Bob Lafferty of Marsh Harbour Line for two containers of books to be transported to Abaco. This shipment of about 30 to 40 tons of books was a major undertaking involving many people. Everyone was very helpful. Customs cleared the books with minimum problems, Arawak Agency cleared them through Customs, Michael Malone coordinated the process, Michael Albury offered the use of a warehouse to set them out and organize them, Sunshine Equipment donated use of its equipment and manpower to move them to the warehouse site. Many people helped unpack and organize them under the direction of Ms. Felamease Sawyer of the Ministry of Education. These included Shane Sands, David Joseph, Sid Dawes and others. We cannot forget Tim McDonald, Danny Sawyer and Michael Parotti for their help. Eddie Sawyer of E & D Waste also provided equipment. The books were made available first to all Abaco schools, then to parents and children to take what they felt they could use. Virtually all books were taken with the exception of a few high school English books. It was a wonderful effort to see that our school children have books and other materials to aid in their learning process.Thanks, EveryoneMs. Michelle Drake is shown here beside the two containers of books which were shipped to Abaco schools last spring. Equipment of Sunshine Equipment moved the containers, then emptied them with a fork lift into a warehouse for organizing and distributing. School children were thrilled to get books and workbooks that they could use in schools. Some parents were able to get books for use at home. This is a group of boys reading their new books at Central Abaco Primary School in Dundas Town. All schools on Abaco were able to get books they wanted. Ms. Felamease Sawyer and Ms. Eunice Mills are shown organizing the books. The quantity and variety of the books were very evident. 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" ISLAND PHARMACY Ricardo R. Miller R.Ph.BSC. PHARM. (HONOURS), HEAD PHARMACIST111 DOVE PLAZA, MARSH HARBOURPH/FAX: (242) 367-2544 CELL: (242) 554-8183 Prescriptions Filled Glucose and Cholesterol Tests Computerized Patient Medication Profiles Beauty, Supplies, Vitamins Free Blood Pressure TestBy Theresa Pinder On September 16th the recent series of boat vessel break-ins was finally brought to a halt. The perpetrator, a young man from Nassau, was apprehended through the help of several concerned citizens. Over the past two months, boaters at the Conch Inn Marina have experienced a series of break-ins, but the perpetrator was never found. On the morning of September 16th a boater noticed that a dinghy reported stolen was tied up to a dock in front of Arawak Agency. A young man was spotted near the dinghy, using two cell phones. A concerned citizen who had been following the reports of the break-in incidents via the Cruisers Net on the VHF remembered noticing a young man hanging around the vicinity around the time of each series of breakins. He decided to see if the young man was in the vicinity at this time. While out walking along Font Street, the citizen spotted the young man using the cell phones. He enlisted the help of a visitor to the island, who followed the young man. While the visitor was following the suspect, the citizen called the Criminal Investigation Department and gave them a description of the man. The young man realized that the visitor on a bicycle was following him and began to run. While fleeing, he discarded something in the area of Mangoes Restaurant. He continued running until officers from the CID apprehended him in the parking lot of Regattas of Abaco with help from a patrol officer of Citizens Against Crime. The police took the man into custody; the cell phone that the young man had discarded was later retrieved by police from the garbage outside of Mangoes Restaurant. The police were able to retrieve a number of stolen items, a variety of purses, wallets, watches and cellular phones. The youth was arraigned before Magistrate Crawford McKee on September 19th and charged with four counts of stealing from a vessel. The young man, who has no representation, pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was remanded to Her Majestys Prison in Fox Hill, New Providence, until November 4th when he will return to Abaco for trial. The young man is suspected of having committed crimes of this nature in New Providence and Grand Bahama. He is assisting the police in Nassau with a number of breakins that occurred on Paradise Island. When he is finished there, he will be taken to Freeport, Grand Bahama, to assist the police there with a number of break-ins there.Marina Crime Wave Brought to a HaltSupport Citizens Against Crime They Need Your Help Administrative staff, teachers and parents shared in the book bananza with the distant schools getting first choice.

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November 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 29 2360 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 SALE 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 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 in this fast growing community. 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 Man-O-War Cay 1 bed, 1 bath with an upstairs loft, centrally located in the heart of town. Close to all conveniences. $159,000 Casuarina Point several lots available inland as well as on the canal and beach front. Call for more details. Hope Town interior lot 10,000+ sq. ft. $65,000Marsh 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 $289,000November 1, 2002 More Fine Homes and PropertiesBy Anita Rolle I laughed until the tears rolled down my cheeks, until my side hurt, until the muscles in my face could take no more. The Election 2002, Comedy Show delivered more than anyone could have expected with one show on October 25 and two shows on October 26. Who would have thought that so much humor could be created from the Bahamian electoral process. The sold-out opening night onComedy Show Election 2002 Thrills AudiencesOctober 25 brought along the curious, the anticipated, the PLPs, the FNMs, the victorious, the defeated, all anticipating a hilarious time. Everyone got exactly what they were promised, and so much more. I spotted faces in the crowd from as far north as McLeans Town and so far South as Sandy Point; lawyers, politicians, fishermen, farmers, bankers . every walk of life was well represented. Mr. Michael Pintard I had experienced on stage many times before, but this was definitely a first for me in this type of setting, playing every role from victorious electorate to disgruntled politician. I sat in admiration as I was once again impressed by his forte. Former Member of Parliament Mr. David Wallace must be applauded for every hat he wore in the show! Where else but in the Bahamas could you find a talented politician who can turn his defeat into a sold out comedy show. What I found even more impressive he had never struck as the actor/ comedian type! Each of the five comedians executed their parts as perhaps nobody else could have performed. Election 2002 featuring David Wallace, Marsha Stubbs, Michael Pintard, Patrice Johnson and Anthony Lockhart now moves on to New Providence, anticipating much of the same response as was cajoled here on Abaco. Im sure this wont be a problem. Election 2002 The Comedy Show brought to Abaco refreshing lighthearted entertainment, long overdue, something for everyone to enjoy. So many aspects of our culture was highlighted amidst the humor, so much realty, so much reality that we spent a lot of the evening laughing at ourselves! If I had to rate the show on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest, without a doubt Election 2002 is a definite 10! For those of you who didnt get to see it on either night, I suggest you get a show schedule and hop a flight to Nassau! Theres nothing better than unadulterated Bahamian talent! Part of the proceeds of the event will assist the Abaco Cancer Society and the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. Election 2002 Comedy Show held at the Anglican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour on October 25 and 26 had sell out crowds of 300 each night. On Saturday night they offered a second performance to accommodate the large crowds. Michael Pintard on the left, David Wallace in center and Patrice Johnson on right joined by Marsha Stubbs and Anthony Lockhart put on a delightful comedy on the 2002 election with enough spoofs and references to the PLP and FNM to keep the crowd in stitches. Volunteers of the Cancer Society of Abaco organized the two nights of entertainment and hope to raise over $5000 for the Cancer Society. 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., Mackerals Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort

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Page 30 The Abaconian November 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 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 SOLDRepresenting the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MORECONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLECALL/FAX365-8749ORemail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PP PP PRICESRICES RICESRICES RICES B B B B BELOWELOW ELOWELOW ELOW U U U U U .. .. SS SS S .. .. R R R R RETAILETAIL ETAILETAIL ETAILschool, particularly in the hospitality areas. Although the Bahamas has a hotel training school, only three Bahamians are enrolled out of 80 students. There is very good money to be made in that field.A life guard at Atlantis makes $800 weekly and a croupier $1200 weekly, he said. Mr. Wilchcombe spoke of the goals of Tourism and specifically how the Ministry would be supporting the Family Islands. He stressed that government wanted feedback from the people of the country and hoped for a working relationship with the business community. His goal for the Family Islands is to develop selfsustainable tourism. He wants the Family Islands to take care of themselves, want to see local government managing themselves. He feels that this can be accomplished most easily on Abaco, Eleuthera and Exuma. But he realizes that local government does not have enough funding to work adequately. He plans to restructure the Tourism offices in the Family Islands with a general manager and full staff. They will develop plans and will have more responsibility. The overseas offices will be restructured also and each one will have someone familiar with the Family Islands. The Bahamas will be promoted as individual islands. He brought out that the election on May 2 established the government which represents the majority of people. The election is over and a new era has begun. However, our thinking today is not the same as it was years ago, he said. It is a culture of cooperation and participation. We are one people and the only way to succeed is to work together. We need to respect each other and work together peacefully to go forward. This is a participatory democracy. He stressed that we will accomplish our goals only if we work together, that we will lose out if we are divided. He continued that The Bahamas will be celebrating its 30th anniversary next year and the country is strong, is doing very well with a high per capita income and has a lot to offer. The Ministry of Tourism has the largest budget and can make budget decisions up to a half million dollars without the approval of Cabinet. Mr. Wilchcombe is concerned with the tourism image in Nassau which he calls tacky and he hopes to make changes for improvement. The cruise passenger numbers have increased significantly but he is concerned that the country is not benefitting as much as it should. These tourists stay on their cruise boats and do not spend much money. This is because we are not offering what the tourists are wanting. He wants to make the Nassau waterfront more enticing so the country benefits more. The tourists are sometimes hassled by taxi drivers, straw vendors and hair braiders. The minister recognized that some areas within the tourism industry such as bonefishing are having competition from foreigners. His ministry will deal with this. He was also concerned that second home owners are renting their homes. Later, it was brought to Mr. Wilchcombes attention that the second homes on Abaco offer many more beds to our guests than hotels have. The government plans to give tour bus and taxi owners a duty free concession on new vehicles for the next five years. Hotels already have concessions on building materials. The topic of the Marsh Harbour airport was raised. He said it is definitely on the priority list. However, the airport at San Salvador is more critical as a Club Med will begin direct air service from Europe in December. Government will be spending $2+ million on that project which has first priority. Next year the government will be making major improvements to the airport on Exuma because Emerald Bay Resort with a Four Seasons hotel will be opening and will need a better facility. Mr. Wilchcombe encouraged the Chamber members to be proactive, to let Nassau lawmakers know what they want, to pressure officials to get what we need. He felt that the Chamber can be a very strong force in influencing government, working with members of Parliament, involving local government officials and guiding the development of this island. During the question period that followed the talk, it was announced that a Bahama Host program will be offered on Abaco during the first week in December. Mr Wilchcombe was very enthusiastic about the future of our number one industry and was very sincere in his approach to improve our product, both through his ministry and through our own collective eff orts.Minister Asks for Local Input WilchcombeFrom Page 1

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November 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. Close to town and public dock. 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 Ocean Beach: 1/2 acre lot on high ridge with gorgeous ocean view. Many fruit trees. Five minute walk to beach. Reef close enough to swim to. $102,000 G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-242-365-4234 Fax 1-242-365-4636 e-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/oceanblu Bluff Harbour: Two water front lots 140' total frontage. Dock site.Gorgeous views $430,000 Furnished private home. Three bedrooms, three baths plus caretaker cottage. 2000 water front. Secluded. One acre. Boat ramp and dock site. Needs repair.Inner White Sound: Two bedroom suites; 3 bath: Kit/liv/dining fully furnished villa on water. In pristine condition. Good rental income. $275,000 Four unit income producing 2 bed 1 bath apartment complex. Fully furnished. Water views. Dock. Laundry. Two years old $700,000 plus closing Three-fifths acre. Five minutes walk to beach. Owner needs to sell. $42,000 Stunning new home. Interior still under construction. All materials on site to complete. Truck. Golf cart. 2 bed 2 bath. A/C throughout. Views of ocean, Guana Cay and Sea of Abaco. $775,500 ONOCoco 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 $183,000 On Little Ambrigris Cay: 10 acres. Dock material on site. Beautiful beach. High hill. $515,000 grossSales, Rentals and Property Management UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT OFF THE MARKET OFF THE MARKET OFF THE MARKET UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT 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 ShermanFrom Page 8 assembly on October 23. The new Head Boy is twelfth grade student Deanza Hanna and the new Head Girl is grade 12 student Hillary Rutter. They will be assisted by Deputy Head Boys, Samaj Dorsette and Jervis Stuart and Deputy head Girls Teneka Cooper and Antoinese Nicholas. The School Prefects for 2002/03 were introduced at the assembly.Plans for a College Fair Are ProgressingThe College Fair hosted by Abaco Central High School will be held on November 19 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The venue will be New Visions Ministries in Marsh Harbour. So far, fifteen colleges, universities and technical and vocational schools have indicated that they will be participating. Every high school in Abaco has been invited to bring their grades 10-12 students to the fair during school hours. The general public is invited from 3 to 5 p.m. Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, principal, heads the College Fair Committee assisted by Cpl Strachan, Ms. Valerie Dean, Mrs. J. Taeff, Ms. Sandy Walker and Mrs. Isobel Sherman. SchoolFrom Page 15 variety of reasons. However, it affects their learning. Who is to blame for those students not eating breakfast? I will be very brave and say the parents and guardians of those students. Habits begin early in life. Students who are made to eat breakfast will learn to eat breakfast and will continue to eat breakfast throughout their lives. However, students who do not eat breakfast probably will continue to do so for the remainder of their lives, which is bad nutritionally. Every week we have students at the high school who have gas pains or feel faint or actually faint. Some have headaches. When asked if they ate anything for breakfast, they say no. Sometimes they did not even eat dinner the night before. In the majority of cases it is not because there was no food in the house. It is a lack of responsibility on the part of, again I say, the parent. Teenagers are capable of fixing their own breakfast and maybe a meal but someone has to check to see that they do. The line at the school tuck shop at first break is longer than any other time during the day. Why? Students are getting their breakfast chips, candy, drinks, Not a good breakfast at all. How do we solve this problem? Some schools in the United States serve breakfast before school begins. However, in the Bahamas hardly any schools have cafeterias. What could schools do? They could try to educate the students to eat something before coming to school. If the school had the manpower, they could begin a breakfast programme. I tell my students a bowl of cereal, a sandwich, juice and fruit are easy to do. I feel very sorry for the students from Sandy Point and Crossing Rocks because even if they eat breakfast, by the time they get to school they are hungry again. There is a direct link between good nutrition and learning. The brain needs nourishment just as any other part of the body. If your child does not eat breakfast, encourage him/her to begin eating. After a few weeks see the difference in his/her manner and maybe even in his/her grades. If you must skip a meal, it should not be breakfast as breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

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Page 32 The Abaconian November 1st, 2002 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 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 Cherokee Sound Cottage 2 bed 2 bath, modern, A/C, large screened porch. Day, wk, mo. Bonefish guide available. VISA/Master Card. 242-366-2111 or 305-664-9471 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 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A TT TT TEnjoy the life style you deserve . Waterfront lots with private boat slips in a secure gated community starting at $195,000 Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 www.greatabacoclub.com Green Turtle CayOcean Beach Lots (North End) 1+ acres with good elevation from $245,000 Coco Bay Lots 81 feet on beach from $170,000 Bita Bay Ocean Lot 8.26 acres from ocean to Inner White Sound, good elevation and protection from sea, spectacular views. $1.25 M. On the internet at www.bahamasinvest.com or call 365-4271 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. PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALECherokee Yellowwood 3 bed/2bath house. Available Nov. 1st. First & last month deposit and references required. Call 519-934-1842 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 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 Victor R. Patterson Memorial Plaza P.O. Box AB 20123 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2749 E-mail: seagraperealty@hotmail.com Marsh Harbour: Waterfront lot on the Sweetings Tract. Over 200 feet of frontage and small sandy cove. $100,000 Tilloo: Shore to shore parcel in the Bight of Loo. 120 wide with good elevation in the center. Just north of Junk Beach. $165,000 Elbow Cay: Beach front lots on the Atlantic Ocean. 95-feet wide, coconut groves, $260,000 Marsh Harbour: lots on the Sweetings Tract with road and all utilities, access to water front/beach. $20,000 Lubbers Quarters: large water front and interior lots with all utilities present, private dock slip, exclusive development. Starting at $99,000Sea Grape Realty www.abacos.com rentals real estate activities information cost-effective-ads Tel: 321-254-4901 Fax: 321-242-1356Elbow 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 Marsh Harbour Little Orchard, hillside lot, fantastic sea views. Serious enquires only. Call 367-3472 Marsh Harbour 2 br / 2ba, A/C, 6 years old, 2 blocks from Mangoes. $115,000 net. Call 904829-5205 Marsh Harbour Duplex 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days Sweeting Tract cleared lot 188 x 80. $27,500. Call 365-8691 The Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry Christie, recently announced the governments plans for providing lots in two Abaco communities. Government is poised to start the sale of lots in a Sandy Point subdivision on higher land out of town a couple of miles. There will be a total of 96 lots made available. The other community will be Fox Town where government will survey six to eight blocks of land in preparation to making them available. Mr. Christie along with the Hon. Shane Gibson, Minister of National Insurance and Housing, spoke about the new subdivision in Central Abaco. Government has sent out more than 200 letters of offer to applicants for the 423 lots available in Phase One. Ninety persons have accepted governments offer. Infrastructure is already completed for Phase One.Subdivision Plans Announced The Bahamas Electricity Corporation Bahamas Electricity Corporation Bahamas Electricity Corporation Bahamas Electricity Corporation Bahamas Electricity Corporation in Abaco wishes to advise consumers that effective immediately, the Corporation will no longer accept personal checks on accounts that have had returned checks in the past. The Corporation will accept payment(s) in the form of CASHCASH CASHCASH CASH or CERTIFIEDCERTIFIED CERTIFIEDCERTIFIED CERTIFIED checks only. The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused to our valued customers.

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November 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 P.O. Box AB 20955 East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 Fax: 242-367-2365 Residence: 242-367-2040Affordable Property Select Homes Serving All AbacoNEW ON THE MARKET! Five high-elevation lots on cul de sac, 10,000 sq. ft. each, $10,000 each plus 1% stamp tax and $500 legal fees, $1000 deposit. Act now, these wont last! NEW! Seashell, Great Cistern Cay: Beautiful Bahamian contemporary home. 3 bed/2 1/2 bath, wrap-around porches, 180o Sea 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. $69,900 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 Great Cistern Cay acreage, 24 acres, highest and best use as planned community. Rolling terrain, some elevation, hard subsoil. Protective covenants and restrictions. Proven demand for similar mid-priced lots. $205,000 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 EXCLUSIVE AFFLIATE OFSothebysINTERNA TIONAL REALTY 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 LIGHTBOURN REALTYEach office is independently owned and operatedGreen Turtle Cay OfficeAgent: Chris Farrington P.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Office # 242-365-4695, Fax # 242-365-4697 Email: chris.f@batelnet.bs Website: www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Yachtsmans Dream Located at the head of beautiful Black Sound. 1 acre plot complete with a 125 ft. dock. Near to beach and settlement. $650,000 Coco Bay Deep water lot with dock and dredged channel. Landscaped and ready to build. Dock has power already installed. $575,000 Little Harbour Well protected lot in White Sound with deep water dock, electricity connected. Approved plans for house included with sale $375,000 White Sound hilltop lots with breathtaking views of the harbour. Water front lots also available. Starting at $72,000 Fantastic Starter Home Foundation with cistern already complete in quiet residential neighborhood. Building plans included. $95,000 Beachfront 330 frontage 800 + deep located on Long Bay Beach. Ideal for small resort or luxurious estate. $3,000 per water front foot. Green Turtle Estates 3/3 two story home. Scenic views. Furnished, stand-by generator, boat, golf cart and more. Very motivated seller. Coco Bay1 acres of elevated land, located across from the bay. $325,000 Black Sound deep water lots on picturesque Black Sound. Phones, electricity, cable, near settlement. 100 on the water, approx. 1 acre. $300,000 Split Level Townhouse 1/1 townhouse at Bluff House Beach Hotel, walkways to beach and resort. A must see. $110,000 Waterfront two 1 acre waterfront lots in Blackwood $50,000 each Treasure Cay Residential lot near Ocean Beach Boulevard $25,000 New! Beachfront -1/2 Acre lot on the Atlantic Ocean $210,000 New! Ocean ViewTwo 1/3 acre lots with great views of the Sea. $85,000 each 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 LtdBahama Palm Shores. Select home sites from $14,500 to $89,900. Beach front and inland sites available. Call for Details. Casuarina Point. 13,000 sq. ft. building site. Close to beach, build up for sea views. Priced to sell! #7159. $15,000 NEW! Elbow Cay. Large + acre home site located in White Sound just across the road from the Atlantic. #7251. $169,000. Great Abaco Club Best price for home site in the Club. Close to the channel. Cleared, ready to build. #6255. $199,000. Great Cistern Cay. Cozy 2/2 beach cottage. Views, secure mooring off shore. Good rental potential. #5259. $249,000. Guana Cay. On the beach, 2/1 cottage. Gorgeous views! Deck overlooks beach. Impressive rental record. #6588. $375,000. Leisure Lee + acre home site. 100+ on the beach. Lovely views, well kept, cleared and ready to build now! #5272. $233,500. Long Beach. Two story, 3/3 residence. High elevation, grand Atlantic views! First floor 1/1 apartment. #4032. $295,000. Marsh Harbour. In-town site near Boat Harbour. Build single family or incomeproducing duplex. #6351. $120,000. Marsh Harbour. 3/2 home on the Sea of Abaco. Lovely new interior. Good water depth for dock. #6493. $590,000. Scotland Cay. + acre site. 150 on Sea of Abaco. Good depth for dock. Near marina and airstrip. #6180. $245,000. Treasure Cay 3/2, patio, shed, double lot, 135 x 200, fully furnished, 1 block from beach. $200,000. Call 561-659-3586 Treasure Cay 3/ 2, patio, shed, double lot, 135 x 200, fully furnished, 1 block from beach. $200,000. Call 561-659-3586 Turtle Rocks beach front home almost 1 acre, fabulous views, gated community. Call 407-3896075 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

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Page 34 The Abaconian November 1st, 2002 BEC wishes to advise the public that effective November 4th, 2002, electricity bills can be paid at the Abaco branches of Scotia Bank and First Caribbean International Bank formerly Barclays Bank Customers can present their current electricity bill to the customer service representative along with cash payment in full. Partial payment of your bill will not be accepted at these banks. BEC remains committed to providing you with safe and reliable service. Bahamas Electricity Corporation (Abaco)P. Archer Square, P.O. Box AB-20441 Phone 367-2740 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasFax 367-2183 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 MARSH HARBOUR 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780 NAPA GOLDFILTERSProvides just the boost your engine needs to give you the performance you want. ENGINE NEEDS A BOOSTER SHOT? Bahamasair has changed its schedule to Abaco. It still has two daily flights between Marsh Harbour and Nassau, one early in the morning and the other in the late afternoon.Bahamasair Changes ScheduleBut it now services Treasure Cay with only one midday flight on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. June Russell Sales Patricia Love Sales Apprentice Celeste Pinder Rental Agent NEW Beach Watch Your Key to Real Estate Sales & Appraisals In The Bahamas Serving The Bahamas for Over 50 YearsLocated in The Pink Building Royal Harbour Village Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance Visit our web site to view these properties and more throughout the Bahamas From Grand Bahama to Great InaguaTel: 242-367-3262 Fax: 242-367-3260 www.bahamasrealty.bs E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bsNEW Beach WatchSpectacular views await the lucky owners from this residence. One acre plus direct beachfront on lively Guana Cay. Three bedroom, 2 bath, open plan living area. Gourmet kitchen overlooks the Atlantic. Screened porch, wrap-around deck. Observation deck atop the home affords sea-to-sea views. Beautifully and fully equipped for leisurely island living. Good rental record a must see property. List #8295 $690,000 Bahama Palm Shores! Home site. Affordably priced. Secluded community south of Marsh Harbour. #7095. $15,000 Casuarina Point! Walk to 8 Mile Beach! Nice 13,000 s.f home site. Good investment. Close to bone fishing. #7159 $15,000 Guana Cay! 2/2 cottage just steps from the beach. Screened porches, tile floors, observation deck. Good rental. #7900. $391,050 Heart of Hope Town! Superb opportunity. Gillam Street. 1920 Loyalisttype house, and commercial building. Potential for restoration. #8155. $286,000 Lubbers Sweethearts Garden North end, west side, lovely 1.98 acres waterfront with 2/2 cottage. Owner motivated! #8213 $432,000 Marsh Harbour! Building site near Boat Harbour and all amenities. Build commercial or residential. #6351 $120,000 Marsh Harbour! Landmark property. 6 unit self-catering inn on 1 plus acres of prime real estate. Room to expand, great investment. #7432. Serious inquiries only, please. Turtle Rocks! 2 adjacent 1-acre home sites. Just a short walk to the beach. Cleared and ready to go! #8147. $38,600 and $41,000 White Sound, Elbow Cay. Spacious 4/2 home, tiled throughout. Well-equipped, good rental record, fully furnished. Adjoining property also available. #8149. $345,000 Little Orchard. 2 bed/1 bath apartment, furnished, washer/dryer, A/C. First, last & references. Call for details. Regattas of Abaco. Choice rentals, beautifully furnished, long term and short term. Please call for details. Royal Harbour Village. 2 bed/1.5 bath apartment available. Fully furnished. Long or short term rental. Please call for details. Office Space. Royal Harbour Village. Upscale, second story office unit, hardwood floors, ready for occupancy. Call for details.5 commercial units located B & V Plaza downtown Marsh Harbour. Units may be combined to make larger spaces. Second floor. Call for details. Select PropertiesBees Nest!New Price!Spectacular location! Direct beachfront 4,000 s. f. 5 bedroom, 4 bath home with pool. Large land size allows for expansion. Wrap around porches, tiki bar, hot tub, water systems, fully equipped and furnished! List #7867$1,500,000Trade Winds36,000+ s. f. sea-to-sea property encompassing 2 bed/2bath main house plus 2 guests cottages. Built in quality Man-O-War tradition with mahogany paneling and hardwood floors. 150 frontage on harbour with deepwater dock. Offered fully equipped/furnished. Room to expand. List #8211 $995,000 Residential Rentals Commercial Lease

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November 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 35 B & D MarineAbacos Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items At the Traffic Light P.O. Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKIMinimum 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 Mercury Outboard Engines Contact National Marine 35 HP$1000125 HP $4000 200 HP $5000 Call 367-2326 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. Tupperware Place your order today. Call 5598206 or 365-2233 91 Subaru Loyale 4 door, auto, A/C, low mileage, p/windows. ASking $3200. Call 359-6814 94 GMC Jimmy 4 door, clean, runs great, cold A/C. $5900. 367-3596 or 366-0354 95 Mercury Villager, 7 passenger, new A/C, new tires, clean in & out, serviced regularly. $10,500. Phone 367-2992 98 Honda Odyssey Van 30,000 miles, excellent condtion. $19,000. 367-4616 97 Dodge Dakota Sport 47,000 miles A/C, 5 on the floor, 4 cycl, gas. Asking $12,000. Call 367-2896 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 Wanted: Two labourers to assist with loading and unloading dump trucks and other menial jobs. Contact 359-6647 9 to 5 Have sciatica? TMJ? Lower back pain? Headaches? Get relief with muscular therapy. Call Karen Lane @ 367-5215 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYMENT WANTED Supply DepotHotel, Restaurant and Commercial SuppliesBlue WarehouseGovernment Subdivision Marsh HarbourPh/Fax 367-2128Call us or stop by BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE EQUIPMENT FOR SALEUsed 12.5 ton gas Pettibone Crane with 50 ft. boom, still in good working condition. $8000 OBO. For more info call Darvin at Edwins Boat Yard II at 365-6007 BUSINESS FOR SALEPotentially lucrative real estate company Call 365-4079 Fynes Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay Fynes@msn.com COMMERCIAL SERVICESMooring Rental MOW off public dock, up to 42 boat. Day, month, season. Call David at 365-6502 2000 Yamaha Wave Runner XA1200Y 155 HP engine, 68 hrs, with trailer and canvas cover. $5500 OBO Call 367-3186 21 Seacraft w/ new gil bracket. Boa & bracket may be sold separately. Located at National Marine. Asking $7000 OBO. Call 367-2326 21 Wellcraft, 225 HP Johnson good condition, Bimini top, radio, with trailer. $8000 OBO Call 365-8633 Gilles 22 Aquasport with Inboard/Outboard. Sound hull, console, built-in tank, storage bins, some canvas, needs new engine. $3000 firm. Call Willard Bethel at 366-0033 22 Aquasport w / new 90 HP fuel injected Evinrude. Asking $12,000. Call 365-6059 22 Aquasport w / 115 HP Evinrude. Asking $6500. Call 365-6059 23 Sea Bird with 200 HP Suzuki outboard. $6000. Call 954-474-6549 or 242-365-5032 23 Edwins w / 200 HP Yamaha. Asking $26,500. Call 365-6059 NEW 26 Panga boat with 75 HP Mercury. $16,000. Call National Marine 367-2326 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 Marsh Harbour Ft Lauderdale$165 round trip valid until Nov. 15Call 366-0069 or 954-359-0380 as Batelco with 300,000 subscribers and revenue of at least $300 million. According to Mr. James Smith, Minister of State for Finance and Chairman of the Batelco, government would like to have the process completed by the spring, 2003. Batelco, once sold will retain its cell phone monopoly for one year and its fixed line monopoly for two years. No decision has been made yet as to what government will do with the remaining 51 percent. Mr. Smith felt confident that rates for phone service will change as Batelco has not adjusted its rates recently. It is anticipated that some rates will go up while others will be reduced. BatelcoFrom Page 1 will be a haunted school to tour and delicious food to calm the nerves after the tour. All proceeds will benefit the students. The holidays are just a few weeks away and soon we will be preparing and planning for the festivities. Amy Roberts Primary Schools annual fair is scheduled for December 7. This will be one of the first events to start the season! Hopefully, over the next few weeks I will be writing the details for upcoming events. Until then, enjoy the lovely quiet days of October! CaysFrom Page 7 Sisters Charlotte Swann, Nanette Adele, Kathleen Knowles, Donna Johnson, Debbie Jones and Donnalee Reckley. On Friday the presenters were Sisters CentralFrom Page 10 Charlotte Swann Marsha Humes and Bertlyn Cornish. The conference closed on Sunday with Min. Cola Collymore from Nassau giving the closing address. Daughters of Destiny officers are President Joan Baillou and Secretary Charlotte Swann.

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