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December 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 10, NUMBER 23, DECEMBER 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 Min. Gray Opens Local Govt. SeminarSeminar Instructs Committees, Councils and Boards The Hon. V. Afred Gray, Min. of Agriculture, Fisheries and Local Government, right, is shown at the Local Government Seminar held in Marsh Harbour on November 13-15. The seminar was to acquaint the newly elected local government officials of their duties and responsibilities. Mr. Gray officially opened the program. Shown with him on the left is Whitney McIntosh, representa tive from Abaco Central High School who introduced the minister, and Mr. Michael Malone, Chief Councillor for the Central Abaco District. Christmas is anticipated as businesses host open houses to show off their newly arrived Christmas stock. Shown above is Arielle Cash admiring the ornaments on a Christmas tree at Gardeners Eden. The first College Fair ever to be held on Abaco attracted 12 colleges and technical schools from The Bahamas, Florida and several other States. The fair was organized by Abaco Central High School. High school students from government and private high schools took advantage of the opportunity to talk with the counselors and ask questions about furthering their education. Shown above is the counselor from St. Benedict/St. Johns College in Minnesota talking with students from S.C. Bootle High School.Open Houses Promote Christmas First College Fair Is SuccessfulBy Isobel Sherman The first ever Abaco College Fair was termed a great success by college representatives attending the fair, by participating schools, and by the public of Abaco. Held at New Vision Ministries Please see School Page 12 A Local Government Seminar was held at Abaco Beach Resort on November 13 15 to review the duties and responsibilities of all members of local government. The two-day event studied the various aspects of local government with presenters specialized in the various departments. It was intended to acquaint local officials with central agency persons and develop working relationships. General sessions gave much background material such as the importance of being fiscally prudent and interpretation of the Local Government Act. Specific areas were presented such as port matters, town planning, licencing and road traffic. Several of the sessions discussed challenges and problems facing the area such as crime prevention, waste disposal and the basic concepts of FTAA. BAIC (Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation) made a presentation outlining the assistance that it can provide for small businesses.Min. Gray Opened SeminarThe opening session held on November 13 had as key note speaker the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Local Government. He emphasized the importance of local government to the future of the Bahamas and to Abaco. He quoted the theme when the first election Please see Seminar Page 2

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Page 2 The Abaconian December 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 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 Low Tide Gift Shop Low Tide Gift Shop Low Tide Gift Shop Low Tide Gift Shop Low Tide Gift Shop First Christmas First Christmas First Christmas First Christmas First Christmas Lots of Lovely Gifts Lots of Lovely Gifts Lots of Lovely Gifts Lots of Lovely Gifts Lots of Lovely Gifts Gift Wrapping available Gift Wrapping available Gift Wrapping available Gift Wrapping available Gift Wrapping available Enjoy Lunch at the Enjoy Lunch at the Enjoy Lunch at the Enjoy Lunch at the Enjoy Lunch at the Jolly Roger next door Jolly Roger next door Jolly Roger next door Jolly Roger next door Jolly Roger next door Located at the Bluff House Located at the Bluff House Located at the Bluff House Located at the Bluff House Located at the Bluff House White Sound, Green Turtle Cay White Sound, Green Turtle Cay White Sound, Green Turtle Cay White Sound, Green Turtle Cay White Sound, Green Turtle Cay Phone: 365-4034 Phone: 365-4034 Phone: 365-4034 Phone: 365-4034 Phone: 365-4034was held for local government in 1996, Government closest to the people is best for the people Local government is living democracy. Many challenges are ahead for the country such as globalization, the world wide web, WTO, FTAA, the shrinking economy, dwindling resources, abuses of environmental crime and terrorism, he mentioned. These are all real issues, inescapable. But we do not stand alone, we stand together with everyone throughout the Bahamas. Min. Gray gave the delegates several concepts to keep in mind as they go about carrying out their duties. He spoke about leadership. Leaders have a greater burden than followers. They want followers to follow willingly. Someone can be elected to office but they need the support of people after they are elected. He told them, Success is shown by the leadership which has to be earned. He reminded the group that everything they do is on behalf of the people. They need to work as a team. That way they will get more done than when they go alone. Training and being prepared are necessary if someone is going to do a good job, he said. Their decisions must be based on the law. Maybe some decision may be unpopular but they will get the support of everyone who knows the law. Mr. Conrad Knowles, Chairman of the Licencing Authority in Nassau, addressed the seminar on licensing matters. He has been Chairman of that board for many years and has had much influence in the development of the laws regulating licencing in the country today. All licences were issued by his Licencing Authority until the Local Government Act went into effect in 1996 when local government licencing boards were given authority to issue licences for their districts. Mr. Knowles gave an overview of the licencing procedure, in particular, the types of liquor licences. He reminded members of the district licencing boards that they must publish applications which so the public can know before a licence is passed. Anyone objecting to a licence must put their objections in writing. The boards are required to hear both sides, the applicant and the objector, before making a decision. Their decision is then made having regard for both sides and the interest of the community. Licences must be on display in every SeminarFrom Page 1Local Govt. Given ProceduresLocal government leaders must be accountable, must take full responsibility for their actions. He told them not to spend before they get approval, not to go beyond their authority. Mr. Gray emphasized that all they do must be transparent. There should never be an occasion that they cant tell the people what they did and why. If they make a mistake, they should be honest about it. Always consult with the people to get their opinions before making decisions. Let the people know what they are doing before they do it. The people will not always agree but get the majority opinion. Mr. Gray felt that there needs to be strong partnership between councillors and administrators, between councillors and committee members. The administrators are responsible to the central government and must be kept informed of all business of local government. It is the administrators who are responsible to the treasury, not the councillors. He stressed that there must be good communications between local government officials with their Member of Parliament who represents all the people in his constituency. Min. Gray encouraged the elected local government officials to develop a vision for the total development of Abaco. He stressed that they stay focused and keep the interest of the people at heart. God will bless their efforts. God in on the side of those who serve the poor. He ended by telling them to serve with pride and dignity. premise and must be accessible to the public. There are several categories of liquor licenses. General liquor license, wholesale and retail can be taken out or consumes on the premises Wholesale only to be taken out in a sealed container, not consumed on the premises Proprietary for clubs with a membership, not open to the general public Hotel must have a hotel licence Restaurant bar for alcohol to be served with meals only Occasional licence a temporary licence, not to be used for persons to set up stalls every day. Mr. Knowles pointed out that a vendors licence is issued by the Police Department and applies only to those to sell their own manufactured goods. This does not include food. Anyone selling food needs other licences including a health certificate. The leaders of the recent Local Government Seminar are shown above enjoying good conversation. They are, left to right, Mr. Gary Knowles, Administrator for North Abaco; Mr. Alexander Williams, Senior Administrator for Central Abaco; and Mr. Harrison Thompson, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Attorney-Generals Office. Mr. Williams organized the seminar. Licensing Issues Were Addresssed Please see Licencing Page 39

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December 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 3 Anco LandsTel:(242) 324-1476 Fax: (242) 324-2902Email: info@ancolands.com Website: www .ancolands.com Schooner BaySchooner Bay Schooner BaySchooner Bay Schooner Bay Great Abacos Fabulous South Eastern CoastlineLand for Sale $1,400,000400,000 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 Buds N Blooms Buds N Blooms Buds N Blooms Buds N Blooms Buds N BloomsIntroducesIntroduces IntroducesIntroduces IntroducesChristmas Jewels Christmas Jewels Christmas Jewels Christmas Jewels Christmas JewelsFor the Month of December(while supplies last)Order a Christmas Jewel and when you have enjoyed the arrangement to its fullest discard them and it becomes an attractive reusable Holiday Container #110 Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour 367-BUDS (2837) www.damianos.com3 reasons why the job gets done: Buyers & Sellers Consultation Sessions Buyers & Sellers Guarantee Services Packages 57 Years of Experience Kerry SullivanHope Town & Elbow Cay Tel: 242-366-0040 kerry@damianos.com Laurie SchreinerLubbers Quarters Tel: 242-366-3143 laurie@damianos.comLeslie PinderMarsh Harbour Tel: 242-367-5046 leslie@damianos.comRecently sold properties: Elbow Cay White Sound Sand Dollar 3/3 custom built, sea to sea views, beachfront with pool. Turnkey. Elbow Cay Oasis Beautiful estate. 5.34 acres sea to sea 3,000 sq home, fully furnished, private dock. Hope Town Horizons 4/4 beach house, fully furnished, excellent rental history. Beautiful view of the Atlantic. Regattas of Abaco #406 2nd floor 2 bedroom 2 bath, tile floors, central air, granite countertops, major appliances, covered patio, quality finishes, tennis court, pool and beach. Elbow Cay Lucayos Yellow Jack 2/2 home plus efficiency downstairs, 1/4 acre, fabulous view of the Sea of Abaco, furnished. REGATTAS OF ABACO #601 2nd floor 2 bedroom 2 bath, tile floors, central air, granite countertops, major appliances, covered patio, quality finishes, tennis court, pool and beach. Aunt Pats Bay Lot #5 Half acre, High elevation, outstanding ocean view. Excellent building site. Lubbers Quarters Interior residential lot with dock. Great building site.SOLD One session of the Local Government Seminar discussed port matters led by Capt. Anthony Allens, Admiralty Marshall and Controller of the Port Department in Nassau. He reviewed several Acts which regulate registration of boats, water skiing, dock registrations and licencing. Capt. Allens discussed the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour. It is a $11+ million facility and government wants it to be well maintained. A dock manager will be hired whose prime task will be to collect revenue. Several types of fees will be collected besides dockage. There will be a usage fee as well as fees for all the containers and other freight that passes through the dock area. During the question and answer period many problems were discussed. These need to be addressed but for some of the problems there is no immediate or easy solution. A few of topics included the following: Air boats are zooming through shallow waters disturbing the bonefish flats. Foreign-owned boats are being rented in competition with Bahamians. Moorings should be for specific sized boats and all moorings need to be registered with a registration number. Dock fees are applicable for any boat using a government dock. Local persons have asked to keep harbour lights maintained. Dredging of any kind must have prior permission, even maintenance dredging. Lights are needed on the markers left from when the cruise boat came into the northeast end of Guana Cay. Applications for building which will be built over water must get permissions from the Port Authority and Town Planning. All new marinas must have a sewerage pump-out facility. Local port boards can approve boat lifts for an existing dock if it is not close to a neighboring property. It was discovered that the piling that American Bridge are installing to mark the channel to the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour were scheduled only with reflectors. Lights will now be installed. Capt. Allens mentioned that legislation is under consideration which will clarify some of these concerns. He will also see if qualified local persons can maintain the two navigational lights at the harbour entrance to Marsh Harbour.More Seminar Articles on Page 24Port Matters Were Clarified BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!

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Page 4 The Abaconian December 1st, 2002 Housewares Plumbing Paints Electrical & Plumbing Fixtures Flooring & Roofing Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour Mon. Fri. 7 am 4 pm Sat. 7 am 12 pmTT TT T el: (2el: (2 el: (2el: (2 el: (2 42) 3642) 36 42) 3642) 36 42) 36 7-21707-2170 7-21707-2170 7-2170PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE! PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE! PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE! PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE! PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE!Merchandise For Bargain Hunters Big Discounts Bargains Galore!! See New Christmas Items 30 Electric Self-Cleaning Stove Was $1260Now $995 30 Gas Self-Cleaning Stove Was $1065Now $875 18 CU. FT. Refrigerator w/ Icemaker Was $1025Now $855 18 CU. FT. Refrigerator Was $980Now $735 10,000 BTU Air Conditioner Was $495Now $395 30 Microwave & Hood Was $745Now $495 Dishwasher Was $655Now $520 3.2 CU. FT. Super Capacity Clothes Washer Was $750Now $595 7.0 Super Capacity Clothes Dryer Was $715Now $560 7 Circular Saw Was $261 Now $209 Dual Torque Drill Was $330 Now $265 Was $220 Now $175 3 Electric Planer Was $967 Now $695 Large Jack Hammer Jig Saw Was $49 Now $39 4 Grinder Was $60 Now $48 Was $82 Now $65 Palm SanderLawn Mowers20% OFF Paint20% OFF Fishing Rods & Reels20% OFF Table Cloths25% OFF Sheet Sets25% OFF Curtains25% OFF Comforters30% OFF

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December 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 5 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderOrnaments NeededOver the years our annual community Christmas Tree ornaments have been lost, broken or just disappeared. This year we are badly in need of some new ornaments and we are asking persons of Cherokee Sound, those with talent and even those who think they are without talent, to make us an ornament for The Tree. The ornament should be weatherproof, if possible, and big enough to correspond with the size of the large tree which is usually around 15 to 20 feet tall. This Christmas Tree has been an annual tradition in our community every year since 1948. It is something we all look forward to each year with great anticipation and the only tree many of us have, so we want to make it the best it can be. Your donation of an ornament for the tree will be appreciated by all who come to be at the tree on Christmas Eve.School NewsOur students put on a talent show on the evening of November 15th with a main theme of storybook characters. They included Daniel Boone and Davie Crockett, Snow White and The Little Mermaid, Paul Bunyon and Jackie Chan, James Bond and Joseph and His Coat of Many Colours, Little Bo Peep, Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, Tom Sawyer and Pippi Longstockings, Jack Be Nimble and two very famous pirates, Bluebeard and Blackbeard. The evening consisted of a fashion show, depiction of their chosen character and lastly a performance of talent. There were poems and recitations, songs and musical instruments as well as an extremely gifted exhibition of making a fishermens fly by one of the boys while another gave his rendition of cleaning a real fish (which needless to say spread more than just a few fish scales around the room), but still completed to perfection. The ages of the children range from 5 to 11 years. During their personal introduction each student gave a brief description of themselves, their hobbies and pastimes as well a stating what they would like to be when they grown up. Many were painfully shy and some a little more than upset to be up in front of so many people speaking, but with perseverance, the principal, Ms. Michelle Lowe, and more than a little encouragement from some proud mothers and fathers, the evening was a huge success. Two of the students were chosen for their South Abaco NewsShown are just three of the very talented ladies from Cherokee who still carry on a long tradition of making quilts by hand. From left to right are Geraldine Albury, Mable Sawyer and Corella Sands. Other quilters who assisted with this quilt are Una Albury and Lee Pinder. This particular quilt is to be presented to Epworth Methodist Chapel for use in their manse and the many guests who visit Cherokee and stay there. Please see South Page 34 1st annual 1st annual 1st annual 1st annual 1st annualChristmas Craft Show Christmas Craft Show Christmas Craft Show Christmas Craft Show Christmas Craft ShowDecember 7 and 8 featuring fine Bahamian Crafts A good opportunity to do your Christmas Shopping Upcoming events atAbaco Beach Resort and Boat HarbourPhone now for your reservation: (242) 367-2158 6th Annual Abaco Art FestivalFebruary 1 & 2, 2003 Featuring fine art of various Bahamian and International artistsChristmas Day BrunchDecember 25 11 am 3 pm Dinner 6 pm 10 pm Celebrate the holiday with us Have Lunch and Dinner at Anglers RestaurantNew Years Eve PartyFeaturing renowned Bahamian artist KB & The Falcons and a Fabulous Buffet including Party Favors and a Midnight Champagne Toast

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Page 6 The Abaconian December 1st, 2002 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 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 News of the CaysW I N SAVE THE CORKS & ENTER TO W I N A NEW CHAR-BROIL GAS BAR-B-QUE 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 beerMajor credit cards acceptedA premium lite beer When you purchase any bottle of wine at Bristol Cellars/ William Brewer Treasure Cay, Boat Harbour or Downtown Marsh Harbour, save the cork, write your name and phone number on the cork and place it in the bin. Drawing will take place onSATURDAY DECEMBER 21, 2002CONTEST OPEN TO PERSONS 18 YEARS OR OLDER. ALL WINE CORKS MUST HAVE BEEN PUR CHASED FROM WILLIAM BREWER / BRISTOL CELLARSHope TownBy Candace KeySchool NewsThe Hope Town School family is very pleased to announce that Mrs. Deanne Albury is now teaching Grade 1 with us. She brings much talent, many skills and lots of enthusiasm to her job to say nothing about the sunny personality and love for children that is her trademark. The PTA joins Ms. Nancy Burnett and Mrs. Candace Key in heartily welcoming her.PTA ElectionsRecently new PTA officers were elected to lead the Hope Town Schools support team. Mrs. Jane Patterson was again unanimously voted in as President. Mrs. Adrien Roberts was elected as our new secretary. Mr. Allan Louis was chosen as our Haitian Information Officer. This is a very important position. Allan acts as liaison between Haitian parents and the PTA. He translates all notes home into Creole and explains activities and policies to Haitian parents. Thanks Lenora Sweeting for agreeing to continue another year as PTA Chaplain. Our new treasurer is Mrs. Anna Albury. Schools are actually businesses and the treasurer is kept very busy handling finances. We appreciate all these parents giving their time and we thank each one.Moms Lunch DutyOur school is fortunate to have parents involved in so many aspects of their childs school including acting as Lunch Monitors to give the teachers a break to reorganize for the afternoon classes. Its an ideal way for parents to watch interactions by their child and it gives them a more valuable insight into what makes schools tick. They microwave lunches, monitor tables, allow children to be excused when done, organize games and keep a practiced eye on playtime. Lunch duty moms, we really appreciate and love you! Thanks Michelle for acting as coordinator and calendar organizer. Some moms are even using their lunch hour off from work to volunteer! Children are thrilled when their mommies are at school for lunch duty with them. Research has long ago proved that children do much better in school when parents have a high degree of involvement.New Students and New ComputersOur enrollment is steadily growing! The incoming Grade 1 students numbered thirteen this year. A record number. We were fortunate to be able to provide these students and our older students with state-of-the-art computer technology through a generous grant provided by the Harris Daniels FounLand for parking is very scarce on Great Guana Cay. There are two government docks but no public land nearby for parking. Mr. Glenn Laing, Councillor for Great Guana Cay, has been resourceful by having a retaining wall built along the rocky shoreline adjacent to one of the docks and filling in behind to create parking for golf carts. Shown above is the parking area in use. Please see Cays Page 7

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December 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 7 INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH US! DECEMBER 22ND CHRISTMAS CAROLING & OPEN HOUSE 3 PM 5 PMCHRISTMAS BRUNCH RESERVATIONS SUGGESTEDDECEMBER 25TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER CHRISTMAS WINE TASTING WITH SOUTH AFRICAN FLAVOURS & SPIRITSDECEMBER 27THSPONSORED BY BURNS HOUSE GROUP OF COMPANIESNEW YEARS EVETropical Masquerade BallMAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY AND AVOID ANY DISAPPOINTMENT AS SPACES ARE LIMITEDCALL US TODAY ON VHF 16 OR PHONE 366-0133FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CALENDER OF EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE SEASONMAKE US A PART OF YOUR HOLIDAYS! MAKE US A PART OF YOUR HOLIDAYS! MAKE US A PART OF YOUR HOLIDAYS! MAKE US A PART OF YOUR HOLIDAYS! MAKE US A PART OF YOUR HOLIDAYS!dation in New York. We were aided by foundation family member, Amy Key, who formerly lived in Hope Town. We are appreciative of their generosity which allowed us to purchase 11 computers, printers, scanners and a digital camera. Abacoms team has spent many patient hours installing and instructing us on these wireless, networked units. We received a further gift when Mr. Eric Russell of Cable Bahamas provided our school with free cable television and Coral Wave Internet service. Weve all been on cloud nine with excitement about these wonderful gifts that will keep on giving. Please accept our heartfelt thanks.New LookOur 108-year-old school is sporting a fresh look compliments of the PTA. A white picket fence now runs along the school property in front and back. It provides attractiveness and a definite safety feature as more vehicles arrive daily. Thanks to Scott Patterson for providing the landscape plants.Turtle Conservation ProgramMrs. Eleanor Phillips from the Ministry of Fisheries in Nassau recently spent some time in Hope Town with WIDECASTs Turtle Conservation Programs Coordinator, Ms. Karen Eckert. They spent a morning at Hope Town School providing our students with a wonderfully educational program about conservation of the endangered More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 6 Please see Cays Page 22 sea turtle species found in The Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean. They were pleased and pleasantly surprised that our students were so knowledgeable about turtles. Our school has taken part in several programs related to sea turtles in the past. If we all do our jobs right, this next generation will treat our environment much more gently, having learned from our mistakes.Fall Frolic Party and Costume ContestOver Halloween the school spent a day engaging in fun fall activities. We set up stations manned by teachers, parents and community volunteers and students revolved around the stations in groups. Pumpkin carving, caramel apple making, pumpkin milkshakes, decorating cookies, arts and craft section, costume contest and pin the nose on the pumpkin were activities that preceded other team games and some great food. A wonderful time was had by all.Fall Swimming LessonsMrs. Carrie Cash, swim instructor for our school for the past 17 years, gave all students swimming lessons in the Hope A second-home owner from Hope Town has been honored with a Commemorative Medal by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to celebrate her accession to the Throne in 1952. Dr. Raymond Heimbecker was presented with the gold medal a month ago for his significant contributions in heart research and public volunteer service in Canada and The Bahamas. He is shown here receiving the medal from Parliamentarian of Ottawa, Mr. Paul Bonwick. Mr. Eric Russell, on the left, from Cable Bahamas poses with the Hope Town School principal and staff in front of a truck full of new computers and the latest technological equipment given to the school through the generosity of the Harris Daniels foundation in New York. Mr. Russell was on hand to give the school the wonderful news that as part of Cable Bahamas edcuational plan, he donated free cable television and Coral Wave Internet Service to the very excited school students. More News of the Cays

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Page 8 The Abaconian December 1st, 2002 The Editor Says Our Developing EducationThe 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: Leslie Kennedy, Candace Key, 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 Generally Speaking . .David RalphWhy Are We Considering FTAA?Dear Sir/Madame, I read with interest how strong and popular the Chamber of Commerce is becoming, and I salute them for their efforts on our behalf. I was surprised that the subject of the FTAA (WTO) is still on the table with our government. Wherever they (WTO) even have their name spoken or met in the world, people rise up in the streets and riot and protest. The last time they met, they had to go almost up into the arctic and the protesters still found them. Why are we still even considering this? We are, for the most part, not an exporting country. Our main export, I believe fish, will be bought, treaty or no treaty, anytime, anywhere. What do we have to gain from this treaty? Can someone answer that question? And as Mr. Keith Clinton so astutely asked when he addressed the Chamber last year, what well happen when we lose our most important source of income, duty? I imagine we will all have to pay tax. Right. Are we going to collect tax from 300,000 Bahamians (over the hill, under the hill and behind the hill), who have never paid tax? And then, if that experiment doesnt work and our income falls and falls and falls (when By S. Timothy Roberts Once again the yuletide season approaches and children begin dreaming of, and demanding, toys and goodies of countless descriptions. Adults scramble about, hustling and bustling doing last minute shopping, looking to satisfy the needs and wants of all family members on Christmas Day. As we consider the advancing times that we live, and understand and weigh all the pros and cons, it is easy to see that a computer is probably one of the best gifts to give or receive at Christmas. Here in the 21st century there is very little that is done in the world that doesnt involve a computer somehow, somewhere, and tomorrow the computer will be even more essential to our daily lives, to our businesses and to so many more opportunities and uses that havent even been tried yet. As we look toward the very near future we are faced with new and bigger challenges that will make communications and technological experience and knowledge critical to our continued success and stability economically. I am, of course, referring to the WTO and FTAA and their impending impact on The Bahamas. According to the Joint GovernmentPrivate Sector Committee of Government Representatives on Electronic Commerce for the FTAA, There is a digital divide that is directly related to the socio-economic differences within and between the FTAA member countries. The delegations understand that the FTAA will yield greater benefits for the parties if the current differences in technological development between the member countries, where information and communication technologies should be seen as tools that are indispensable for development and not as ends in and of themselves, are minimized. They discussed ways in which countries such as The Bahamas could span the divide.Crossing the Digital DivideLetters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the EditorI say income, read income for hospitals, schools, infrastructure), our life as we know it will change for a very long time. And then what would we do? Well, we would fall right into the waiting hands of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Under the guise of do-gooders it is being argued that they are a major reason for the situation in Argentina right now, for example. The Argentine government is so strapped in debt to them that there is no money for schools, hospitals or infrastructure. Everything goes to pay back the debt and heaven help you if you dont pay the debt. Talk about the blacklist! Not a very conducive situation for the Bahamas to be following, watching a country as big as Argentina that has huge resources fall prey to this. And we mainly only have our duty. While youre at it, ask the Canadians how they like NAFTA? Their wheat, timber and steel industries are going down the tube, thanks to their not-so-free trade agreements! In any event, anyone who wishes more information on this subject can order the book The No Nonsense Guide to Globalization a thin collection of the real facts on this subject. Order online at newint.org. They are a think-tank of a major university in Canada that follows corporations and government statistics around the world. And Please see Letters Page 9 Please see Roberts Page 34 Abaco has come a very long way in the past 40 to 50 years. The Abaco Lumber company closed the third and last Cornwall lumber camp in the early 40s and moved the operation to Pine Ridge on Grand Bahama. ln the late 1940s and 50s Abaco was a sleepy island with very limited opportunities or promise of any great future. Since then Abaco has raced to catch up with the rest of the developed world. The people of Abaco have crammed into the last 40 years what other countries accomplished in 100 or more years. In the 1960s the Owens Illinois timber project made a major impact on the island in several ways A road system opened the island up allowing people to move between communities rather than being limited to their small remote settlements. The timber operation impacted the economy in other ways by providing employment opportunities with a weekly paycheck. Very quickly the towns in central part of Abaco changed with better standards of living, cars, trucks, painted houses instead of bare wood and many other amenities. Tourism started very slowly but gradually became very important. Each settlement had a school, usually a multi-grade school with one head master or head mistress. Although the school teacher was revered as a symbol of authority, schooling was not considered a vitally important factor in the development of children. The law required children stay in school until they were 14 years old but their academic achievements were frequently very poor. Government opened Abacos first high school in 1971 in an abandoned Spring City dormitory leftover from the Owens Illinois operation. Some young people in the central part of Abaco attended but children in the rest of Abaco still left school with only a minimum education. A few fortunate children went to Nassau and stayed with relatives for a high school education. Finally in 1984 government built the first eight-classroom building at the present site of Abaco Central High School. Since then the school has been expanded twice. A second government high school opened in North Abaco and several private high schools have been established. Now most young people on Abaco attend classes through the twelfth grade although many still receive only a leaving certificate, indicating that they have not achieved satisfactory academics to qualify for a diploma. Buses transport students from outlying areas to central towns for education. Ferries from the cays bring over 100 students to various school. This last week Abaco achieved another educational milestone a college fair with representatives from 12 colleges from as far away as Minnesota. Our young people now realize that if they want to get ahead, they must have more than a high school education. It was refreshing to see so many young people at the fair. They were inquisitive and eager to venture out into the new and unseen. The students were enthusiastic as they talked with the college counselors. We expect that most parents did not know what a college fair was until last week. And unfortunately many parents did not attend to ask questions and talk directly with college representatives. It is exciting to see Abaco develop in the educational area. But it is more than exciting it is vital in these days that we educate our young people. The world is changing rapidly and they need to be prepared for whatever the future holds. Technology is proliferating so rapidly that fathers can no longer teach their children their profession. In fact, in many areas children can now teach parents since they adapt and learn more quickly the technology sweeping over us. A second informal but important component of their education is exposure to many new concepts, lifestyles, races, cultures, business methods and job opportunities. Some of this can be absorbed by contact with other communities and to a limited degree through television. Our diverse visitors also provide some exposure to outside influences, mostly beneficial. However, there is no substitute for the experience gained in leaving home and going to a school in Nassau or another country. It is a big move to leave the security of home and maintain contact only by letter, phone or the Internet. But the educational value of this move is invaluable. The lessons in the classroom are now at a higher level and the lessons of life learned in the new environment are equally as valuable. Although we think of the move as tough on the student, it is just as hard for parents to accept this transition. Sending children away to high school on another island was a recent hurdle for many families. And now another hurdle is conceding that leaving home for several years to get additional education is beneficial. Our tourism base is not thought of as a high tech industry. It is often thought that a pleasant attitude and warm smile will go miles in the tourism market place. This may be true in a few instances. But when our visitors computer controlled-outboard becomes uncooperative, a knowledgeable frown is worth much more than the friendly smile. Our current lifestyles, jobs, appliances and even our health all demand far more knowledge for maximum benefits than required even a few years ago. Added to the technology changes are the harder concepts to grasp. These include World Trade, Free Trade, Globalization and other arcane issues. We must have mature adults who understand these concepts and can discuss and negotiate on the world stage to our advantage. Lifes current decisions are not as simple as yesterdays. One of the first students to leave Abaco on a scholarship to Louisiana State University came home at a school break wide-eyed and said, Its a big world out there. How true and that big world is coming our way. We need people with education and experience to cope with the changes coming down on us. Reading the book and passing the exam is not sufficient. Experience must be added to the book knowledge. Leaving home for a distant school is the first step in broadening the exposure to a variety of experiences. We congratulate those students and their parents who are willing to make the necessary sacrifices.

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December 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 if you have continued interest, they have a periodical that they send out monthly to keep you current. What to do? Just say no, Bahamas! Ask for a referendum, get the facts! Kathleen FrederickNeed for LandscapingDear Editor, I passed the new port recently. Is there a landscape plan for all that concrete, like shade trees maybe? Do you think someone could convince Solomons Abaco to sink a few holes and drop some shade trees into their asphalt parking lot as well? A Hot CustomerPraise for Scurvy FewDear Sir/Madame, I would like to take a moment to recognize the good work of The Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club. They have made donations to such causes as Sybils Home for Seniors and our wonderful Mr. Drexel Major, who was so badly hurt in a car accident. They are responsible for the two new big tourist maps as well as the park benches. A Freeport Chapter has now been started. They are selling T-shirts and bottle coozies throughout Marsh Harbour to help raise funds. Future projects include garbage containers. However, their main project is Toys for Tots every Christmas. I have just made a donation and thought maybe you would lend a helping hand to the needy and at the same time support the work of this group. I think checks are made to The Scurvy Few, P.O. Box AB 20 437, Marsh Harbour. Help make this Christmas a special one for tots who would otherwise go without. Thanks A Community MemberImmigration Should Change PolicyDear Editor, Compared to the rest of the Caribbean, the Bahamas have relatively easy, but above average expense entry procedures ($100). However, we do not understand why a visitor from the US who wants to stay for six months cant get a six-month visa at most ports of entry. Most ports now limit the initial visa to 90 days, renewable five or less days prior to expiration. So if we are cruising the Bahamas on our yacht, we have to schedule our cruise around the renewal date, because many out-islands (i.e. the Ragged Islands) do not have an immigration officer who can renew the visa. If the visa is renewable up to eight months, why not issue an eight-month visa to those who specifically request it to show some hospitality? If on the other hand, immigration does not really want us to stay more than 90 days, say so. We can always go to the Turks and Caicos and beyond. Will O S/Y MagicA Warm Thank You to the Wonderful People of Sandy PointI believe the people of Sandy Point are some of the most beautiful people in the world. They are also a most gentle, gracious people. On November 18 I discovered how very much all of this is true. Water is a natural place for me to be. Ive been a SCUBA diver for over 30 years and a SCUBA instructor for more than seven years. After hearing about the beauty of the reefs near Sandy Point, I was anxious to see them for myself. I drove south from our home in Bahama Palm Shores to Sandy Point hoping to find someone with a boat so I could see the reefs and do some underwater photography. Although most of the fishermen were out in their boats that morning, Donald Pinder had just returned from fishing. He agreed to take me. We went about five miles west of Sandy Point where we could see coral heads below in about 30 feet of water. I descended with my camera while Donald remained on board carefully watching my bubbles as he followed my trail. Within a few minutes the seas picked up. My bubbles and the edge of the reef became impossible to see. Unaware of what was going on above, I continued in a westerly direction along the edge of the reef for about 20 minutes and then turned back retracing my original path. Donald became concerned when he no longer could see my bubbles or the outline of the reef. He supposed I was continuing in the same direction and strained to see my bubbles as he slowly moved his boat along what seemed to be the direction I was traveling. After 29 minutes I ascended hoping to go to another reef to take more pictures. On the surface the waves were rolling higher than my line of vision. I looked in all directions. At first I could not see his boat. Finally, a wave lifted me higher, and I could see the tiny outline of Donald and his boat far in the distance. I waved and waved the strobe of my bright orange camera. However, the glint of the sun reflecting on the waves made it impossible for him to see me. Unsure of what direction to go, I began to kick toward Sandy Point about five miles east. I was hoping that perhaps Donald would see me or that he would come close enough to see me if he moved toward shore. My progress was slow. The faint outline of Donald searching back and forth looking for me could still be seen in the distance. I kept trying to wave my camera high enough for him to see but no luck. After an hour of kicking toward Sandy Point, a boat went speeding toward shore, some distance to the north of where I was swimming. Again, hoping to be seen, I waved my camera high in the air. Again, no luck. Later, I learned that Donald had alerted other fishermen who went to shore to get help while Donald continued to search. After almost two hours kicking toward shore, I reached the emerald green water that surrounds Sandy Point. But, still far from shore, I was feeling incredibly tired. Several minutes later I heard a motor and saw a boat with three men coming toward me. Overjoyed at the prospect of not having to kick any longer, I waved my camera high in the air. This time I was found! The three men pulled me into their boat and directed my attention to a search plane circling overhead. We then raced out to meet Donald, who had been diligently searching for me for over two hours. I jumped into his boat, and we headed back to Sandy Point. He was quite relieved to see me. As we neared shore, we were met by many fishing boats coming out to help with the search. Several women on one boat were carrying blankets. I silently wondered if the blankets were to warm the lost diver or wrap the dead body. The women smiled and looked happy to see me alive. By the time we arrived back at the docking area, many people had gathered. Everyone was exceedingly kind and wanted to know what happened. I recognized Benjamin Pinder and Jason Roberts. Nurse Pinder was there and offered to take me to her home for a warm shower and a hot cup of tea. It was the most wonderful shower and best cup of tea ever! Its hard to know how to thank a community of people who showed so much generosity and caring. Words dont seem to be adequate. I just want everyone to know the people of Sandy Point are the most wonderful, gentle, gracious people in the world! Kay Politano, Mystical Shores Bahama Palm Shores LettersFrom Page 8MorMor MorMor Mor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor

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Page 10 The Abaconian December 1st, 2002 INTERIOR EXTERIORLATEX FLAT WHITEOffer good while supplies last 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 Electronics Central Abaco NewsRotary District Governor Visits AbacoBy Anita Rolle Rotary Internationals District Governor, Mr. Amos Durosier, visited Abaco on November 18 when he addressed The Rotary Club of Abaco on the progress and future of Rotary. Mr. Durosier said that Rotary Club International has a new attitude of helping the poor, bringing dignity to all. Under his portfolio there are sixty clubs encompassing ten countries and fourteen islands. Rotary is an international, worldwide service organization with 530 District Governors in 164 countries with more than a million members. The object of the organization is to encourage the idea of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. Mr. Durosier encourages the participation of women in Rotary, as he believes that women are the future of Rotary. Mr. Durosier said, At one point Rotary was restricted to men. However, Rotary is taking on a new look as women are becoming more involved. As for his vision for the Caribbean District, Mr. Durosier anticipates that the service organization will continue to be built with love as there is good motivation throughout the district. Much emphasis is being placed on increasing membership. By the year 2005 when Rotary will celebrate its Centennial, it is expected that over 30,000 Rotary projects will have been realized around the world. Accompanying Mr. Durosier was Assistant District Governor, Mr. Robin Brownrigg, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau. He stated that there are over 400 members throughout the Bahamas, which includes six clubs in Nassau.Scurvy Few Requests ToysThe Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club will hold its fifth annual Toys for Tots Run on December 8. This year it will be at the AID parking lot. The purpose of this annual event it to collect toys for distribution to the less fortunate children of Abaco. We ask that all people who attend to bring a new, unwrapped toy as their admittance fee. The event is open to all but motorcyclists will be especially welcome. In addition to music, there will be face-painting available for children as well as hamburgers, hot dogs, cotton candy and refreshments available at nominal prices to help defray expenses. The event will start at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. all motorcyclists will participate The District Governor of the Rotary Club addressed the Rotary Club of Abaco on November 18. Shown above are, left to right, Mr. Barry Whiting, President of the Rotary Club of Abaco; Mrs. Durosier; Mr. Amos Durosier, District Governor; Mr. Robin Brownrigg, Assistant District Governor from Nassau. in a ride through the local communities, ending back at the park. Last year members of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department joined in the ride with Santa happily aboard their truck. The parade was led by a police motorcycle escort. The Club was able to distribute over 500 toys to less fortunate children on the island. Please assist the club again this year and hopefully it will be a huge success for five years running. The Abaco Cultural Society will present its annual Christmas concert on December 7 and 8. This years concert is entitled An Abaco Jazz Christmas and will be a concert featuring the well known music of Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. as well as traditional religious and secular Christmas music. The evening will feature music by legPlease see Central Page 11

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December 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 11 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 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.comOpen DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 4:30 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed Sundays Marsh Harbour, Abaco367-3498 & VHF 16Join Us For Our Christmas FestivitiesDecember 4th, 200212:30 pm A Christmas Fashion ShowFeaturing:Adam & Eve Solomons Mines Proceeds in aid of Abaco Cancer SocietyDecember 19th, 20026:00 pm A Christmas Bash!!Dance on the decks or on the docks while listening to Live Music by The Sounds of Abaco as you watch The 2002 Boat Parade WATCH HERE FOR OUR NEW YEARS PLANS!! Happy Hour Fridays 5:30 7:30 pm Live Music WeekendsHaving a Christmas Party at your office or home? We can cater to your every need during this busy time of year. For more information please call us at 367-3498.Our renovations are complete. Thank you for your patience! 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 More Central Abaco Newsendary jazz musicians in the first half. Patrons will enjoy performances of popular songs presented by Highgrove Productions. Featured artists will include Bryan Thompson, Valerie G. Pyfrom and Clifford Terry, accompanist. Special guests will include Jennifer Hudson and the local group JES US, a mens ensemble comprised of talented CentralFrom Page 10 Abaconian voices Basil Been, Gentry Morris, Anderson Alcime and Kevin Sterling. Both concerts on December 7 and 8 will be held at the Parish Hall of the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Brass & Leather in Marsh Harbour and at the door and will cost $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years.Bahamasair Resumes Service to W. Palm BeachBy Isobel Sherman On November 15 Bahamasair had a familiarization trip to West Palm Beach to reintroduce their flight to West Palm Beach. The purpose of the trip was to let key travel and media people on Abaco tour several hotels in the Palm Beach area. The Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted the group. Our guide and hostess was Judy Turner, Tourism Marketing Manager of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The group toured various hotels. On Friday evening the group traveled to Jupiter Beach Resort for a reception hosted by that resort. Mr. Charles Layman of the Convention and Visitors Bureau talked of the close ties of Palm Beach County residents and Abaco. The Bahamasair flight was sorely missed by Palm Beach County residents as many have their boats in Abaco and like to go over on weekends to sail and spend time there because of the wonderful hospitality and atmosphere. In turn, many Abaconians prefer going to West Palm Beach to shop and relax rather than Fort Lauderdale and Miami. On Saturday the group toured other hotels and were hosted for breakfast and lunch. The tour included downtown West Palm Beach and City Place as well as Palm Beach Atlantic University. City Place is an upscale shopping area in downtown West Palm Beach which offers many specialty shops. Bahamasair now has daily flights to West The Cancer Society Abaco Branch held a book fair on November 23 outside the Java Coffee Shop in Marsh Harbour. Shown above Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Cottis looking over the books which offered the public great reading at reasonable cost while helping the Cancer Society raise funds benefitting Abaco families suffering from cancer. Please see Central Page 27

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Page 12 The Abaconian December 1st, 2002 DONT THROW AWAY YOUR EMPTY TONER CARTRIDGES.RECYCLE THEM!We refill Canon, Hewlett Packard Sharp and Xerox P.D.H. Copier Repairs Tel: 367-5363 Ph: 242-367-5363Best selection in town Christian books Bibles Gift items Bahamian books Cook books Greeting cards Gospel musicNew stock arriving weeklyShop early for Christmas!Located in the Abaco Shopping Center on November 19, the college fair was opened in a ceremony which featured as guest speaker Mr. Clarence Carroll, former Deputy Director of the Grand Bahama District for Ministry of Education. The fair began at 10 a.m. and lasted until 4 p.m. High school students from both public high schools and several private schools attended, asking questions, getting brochures and finding out about a variety of schools. Some parents also attended and found the experience very helpful in getting information about colleges and technical schools. The representatives enjoyed their Abaco experience and many could not believe how many students they talked with that day, All are looking forward to attending the fair again next year, The fair was the brainchild of Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal of Abaco Central High School. Colleges represented included the University of Tampa, Florida Institute of Technology and Culinary Arts, Florida Memorial College, Florida Southern College, Jacksonville University, St Benedict/ St Johns College, Ramapo College, Bahamas Baptist College, College of The Bahamas, Success Training College, Messiah College and Terreve College.Eighth Grade Spelling BeeBy Anita Rolle At the Eighth Grade Abaco District Spelling Bee held on November 8th students proved to the judges that they were well prepared as contestants exhausted the seen spelling list and went a few rounds on the unseen list. Participants included students from St. Francis de Sales School, S.C. Bootle High School, Moores Island All Age School, Long Bay School, Abaco Central High School and Forest Heights Academy. Competition was keen. However, emerging victorious was Christie Schaefer of Forest Heights Academy. Placing second was Raine Sands also from Forest Heights Academy and finishing in third place was Chanika Simms of Abaco Central High School. The Spelling Bees can serve a great opportunity for students and coaches alike to measure the development and level of phonetic skills among students, particularly when it comes to the unseen lists in the competitions. This year the Ministry of Education will be hosting District Mathematics competitions and General Knowledge competitions for grades 5 and 6. Avid participation from the various schools is expected.Moores IslandGuy Fawkes Is CelebratedBy Anita Rolle Staff and students at the Moores Island All Age School celebrated Guy Fawkes Day in grand style as they displayed their creative talent. Teachers organized the event with each class being responsible for creating a Guy. The students went all out, using grass, old clothes, wigs, some of the guys even came equipped with cellular phones! A judging was held with three categories. Category A winner (grades 1-3) was Ms. Daviss 2nd grade class; Category B winner (grades 4 6) was Ms. Prasauds 4th grade and Category C winner (grades 7 9) was Ms. Greens 9th grade. At the end of the day of celebration Principal Mr. School News SchoolFrom Page 1 The Public Service Week 2002 activities included a Primary School Essay Competition open to all primary schools on Abaco. The winners were announced on November 20 with the presentation of the top three winners on Radio Abaco. In first place was Jason Evans, sixth grade at St. Francis de Sales School Second place was Ryan Sands, sixth grade of Great Guana Cay School and in third place was Kristy Evans, fourth grade of Central Abaco Primary School. 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Page 14 The Abaconian December 1st, 2002 Marsh Harbour Boat Yard Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat LiftServices include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Mechanical repairs Well stocked marine store (incorporating Triple J Marine Store)For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.com THE SUV IN TOWN! GET RALLY CAR NOT RALLY CAR PRICES. All for the Low Starting Price of ON-THE-SPOT FINANCING Loaded with: 4-wheel DriveAir Conditioning Power SteeringPower Windows, Locks & Mirrors Dual AirbagsABS Braking System AM/FM/CD PlayerAlarm System Keyless EntryAlloy Wheels (optional) CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front 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 A new deep water ocean-going ferry expects to begin service to Sandy Point from Nassau early next year. The Chamber of Commerce invited Capt. Harvey Sweeting from Bahamas Fast Ferry Ltd. as their speaker for a meeting on November 14. Capt. Sweeting, General Manager for the company, gave details of the proposed service. The Sea Wind is now under construction in Australia and will be launched in January 2003. It will then come to The Bahamas and service to Abaco will commence immediately. The 260-foot boat will be a combined passenger, car and freight boat and will be scheduled to arrive in Sandy Point several times weekly. The company expects that it will stimulate the growth and development of Abaco particularly in the Sandy Point area. The boat will dock at Sandy Point as that is the closest point on Abaco to Nassau and will eliminate several hours of ocean passage which can become rough for passengers in winter months. They anticipate that the service will not be interrupted by weather except during a severe storm such as a hurricane. The Sea Wind will be able to carry 300 passengers on regular runs. This number increases to 600 passengers when the boat is chartered taking passengers to a special event and not carrying freight or vehicles. It is a modern boat with a food service and comfortable seating. Two passenger decks will provide a variety of seating with the upper deck roofed over but open. The middle deck, completely air conditioned will provide movies and music. The passage between Nassau and Sandy Point will take four hours. The boat cruises at 18 knots with a maximum of 22 knots. It has four engines so if there are mechanical problems the boat can still run and maintain its schedule. It will have a crew of seven and draws seven feet. The boat that Bahamas Fast Ferry now has in service travels between Nassau and Harbour Island. Harbour Island has seen a definite increase in business as a result, estimated to be 15 percent overall but with some businesses benefitting by 50 percent. They anticipate that South Abaco will see an economic increase of 25 percent overall. There will be opportunity for several businesses to work in conjunction with the shipping company such as a trucking service, a freight agent, persons to sell tickets, car rentals and bus service. The boat will carry 20-foot and 40-foot containers as well as palletized freight. It can carry up to 40 vehicles depending on the number of containers aboard. It will provide fast freight service in that deliveries to Abaco can be much quicker than by any other shipping company. This new service anticipates that many businesses will use it because of the convenience of receiving freight from Nassau promptly as the company plans to have four trips per week to Sandy Point. The company hopes this will increase the visitor count to Abaco. They are teaming with a travel agency in Nassau to provide package deals to encourage visitors. HowCapt. Harvey Sweeting, General Manager of Bahamas Fast Ferry Ltd., was guest speaker of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce meeting on November 14. He announced plans for a ferry service between Sandy Point and Nassau which is expected to commence early next year. The new boat is expected to be launched in January 2003. It will carry passengers, vehicles and freight and will make several trips weekly. Capt. Sweeting on the right is pictured with Mr. Stanley White, a Councillor in the South Abaco District. Capt. Sweeting will be holding a meeting in Sandy Point soon to acquaint the residents there of the companys plans. ever, they expect that 80 percent of the passengers will be Bahamian. Fare costs are not definite yet but will probably be $80 to $90 for a round trip per passenger. The cost for vehicles will vary depending on the size of the vehicle but they estimate that a large pick up truck with two people will cost about $250. Residents of Sandy Point questioned where the dock and staging area would be located. Sandy Point is a small community with narrow roads and mostly pedestrian traffic. Town people are looking forward to the economic boost this will give their town but would like to see it based out of town. One of the locations would be at the government dock which is now a very congested area. Capt. Sweeting will plan a meeting in Sandy Point to hear their suggestions and complaints and to find satisfactory solutions to the problems. The company is one to give back to the communities in development assistance and Capt Sweeting feels that the entire community will benefit. Ferries to Sandy Point Will Begin Early 2003

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December 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 15 Ph: (242) 367-2326 (242) 367-5960Authorized Distributers of Solar Water Heaters Saves you 40-50%on energy costs!Meeting the sunMeeting the sun Meeting the sunMeeting the sun Meeting the sun every day in every day in every day in every day in every day in 76 76 76 76 76 countriescountries countriescountries countries around the world around the world around the world around the world around the world Meeting the sunMeeting the sun Meeting the sunMeeting the sun Meeting the sun every day in every day in every day in every day in every day in 76 76 76 76 76 countriescountries countriescountries countries around the world around the world around the world around the world around the world We Install 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 Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay By Anita Rolle The Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial Corporation hosted a Certified Small Business Management Course in Marsh Harbour on November 11-13. They covered many topics which are important for small business owners which included the legal aspects, record keeping, insurance, financial statements, marketing, funding, and the business plan. Over twenty-five person par-BAIC Holds Three Day Seminarticipated in the workshop held at the Anglican Parish Hall. Facilitators included key personnel involved with the BAIC including Mr. Don L. Major, Manager of Business Advisory Services for the past five years. At the conclusion of the seminar, participants were awarded certificates. On hand to make presentations was Mr. Sidney Stubbs, Chairman of the BAIC. BAIC, Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial Corporation, assists Bahamians in starting and operating small businesses. They held a three-day seminar in Marsh Harbour on November 11-13. Shown above are the presenters with local persons. They are, left to right, Mr. Fritz Bootle, a manufacturer in Nassau; Mr. Loren Coleby, Manager of Bahamas Development Bank on Abaco; Mr. Don Major, Manager of the Business Advisory Services of BAIC; Ms. Shelia Cartwright with BAIC; Mr. Michael Albury, President of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Sidney Stubbs, MP and Chairman of BAIC; and Donna Lee Bowe, Manager of the Handicraft Development Department of BAIC. Abaco Bonefish Champion Justin Sands represented Abaco at the Bahamas National Bonefish Tournament held in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on October 31. He competed against nine other island winners where he placed second overall behind Omeko Glinton representing Grand Bahama. He received a wood bonefish carving and a cash prize of $3000. Mr. Sands then competed in the World Bonefish Championship held on November 1 where he came in fifth overall. He was competing against the other island champions as well as nine of the worlds best bonefishermen. Both events held on Grand Bahama were very competitive. However, The Bahamas dominated the international tournament by winning the top five spots. These tournaments are all sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism in their effort to encourage sport fishing. The international bonefishermen who held several international records and a flycasting instructor from ESPN Outdoor Life. Other competitors included sports writers and representatives of fishing magazines. Justin won the annual Abaco Bonefish Tournament earlier on April 4.Abaco Bonefisherman Places Second NationallyJustin Sands of Marsh Harbour, named the Abaco Champion in Abaco, placed second in a national competition and fifth in an international competition held on Grand Bahama. He is shown with the trophies he won. His cash prize for the second place win was $3000. Mr Sands is bonefish guide, certified by the Ministry of Tourism. Correction: The caption under the photograph in The Abaconian of November 1, 2002, showing the Election 2002 Comedy Show held on October 25 and 26 in Marsh Harbour was inaccurate. The organizers donated $500 to the Cancer Society Abaco Branch from the proceeds of the show. It was not sponsored by the Cancer Society but they were just a beneficiary of a donation. Remember to Subscribe toThe Abaconian

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Page 16 The Abaconian December 1st, 2002 China, Crystal, J ew elery, Watches & Resort WearFor every budgetChristmas Stock Now Arriving Christmas Stock Now Arriving Christmas Stock Now Arriving Christmas Stock Now Arriving Christmas Stock Now ArrivingIn Marsh Harbour beside the Boat Harbour entrance Monday Saturday 9 am 5:30 pm call 367-3191LenoLeno LenoLeno Leno xx xx x ChinaChina ChinaChina China PerPer PerPer Per fumefume fumefume fume OmegaOmega OmegaOmega Omega WW WW W aa aa a tchestches tchestches tches LladrLladr LladrLladr Lladr oo oo o FigurFigur FigurFigur Figur inesines inesines ines JeJe JeJe Je ww ww w ellrellr ellrellr ellr yy yy y NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com 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 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[;\/-0By Leslie Kennedy This seasons first cold front ushered in more than warm sweaters and sweet fruit as the Bahamas 500 Rally made landfall on Abaco. Organized by Jim and Margie Favor of Annapolis, Maryland, the original group of 17 cruising sailboats left Beaufort, North Carolina, on November 12 The Favors on the sailing vessel Mahina Aka have been organizing seasonal rallies for the past four years but have never encountered such terrible weather before. Constrained by time, the fleet, already delayed by the previous front, left in less than optimum conditions. But the professional weather casters, Commander Weather, ensured them that by the time they reached the Gulf Stream the weather would be greatly improved. However, as any seasoned sailor must admit, weather can only be predicted and not controlled and in the end you deal with what you get. This became the case when the fleet ran straight into the teeth of a deepening gale center. With winds over 50 knots and heavy seas, they were force to hove to, heading into the wind and seas to stabilize their vessels until conditions abated. The well organized Rally had scheduled check-ins via single side band radios and on Sunday John Pratt, first to reach Abaco on his sailboat Dame Alisha became the support. He calmly yet dishearteninged received the reports of ripped sails, damaged equipment and dwindling fuel. At this point John felt it prudent to alert BASRA Hope Town of potential problems. Suddenly a report came in that one of the boats Summer Heat was dismasted 100 miles off Man-O-War Cay channel and was no longer making way. As the seas worsened, the crew felt threatened and put out a Mayday as they activated their EPIRB rescue signal. Within two hours and 47 minutes of the report, the U.S. Coast Guard, notified by BASRA, diverted a container ship to rescue the crew of Summer Heat. Four adults and a 45-pound dog climbed a 15-foot pilots ladder to safety. They have been safely returned to Florida as Summer Heat continues its un-piloted journey to an unknown destination. As for the rest of the now strongly bonded group, they toughed it out relying on their skills and hope. As one of the vessels waited for a more localized updated weather report being supplied by Bob Toler, better known as Barometer Bob, the captain asked how much longer they had to hold out. John replied, We have left the light on for you. The last boat safely arrived on November 19. The boats are presently at Abaco Beach Resort, a bit beat up but defiantly flying the Rallys colours and glad to be on Abaco. Each has different plans but all include more sailing and most assuredly-new adventures. Several of the sailors who had a harrowing experience sailing from North Carolina to Abaco are now relaxing at Boat Harbour Marina. They got caught in the Gulf Stream during a recent storm enduring 50 knot seas and heavy seas. One boat of the fleet of 17 was dismasted, and the crew had to be rescued by a passing container ship, abandoning their sailboat. Thankfully, no one was injured.Rescue at Sea SupportCitizens Against CrimeWorking to Keep All of Us Safe

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December 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 17 Super Values & Summer Savings atSAWYERS MARKETLocated in Sawyers Building off Don MacKay Blvd.Tel: (242) 367-2044/5 Fax: (242) 367-2059 FULL LINE OF GROCERIES Frozen Meats in Family Packs Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand Names Wide Convenient Isles Butcher for Custom Cuts Convenient ParkingOpen 7 a.m. 9 p.m. Monday thru Saturday 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Sunday The funeral for Rowena Ninky Williams, 59, was held on November 9 at the Zion Baptist Church in Moores Island. Pastor Nixon Simms officiated assisted by Rev. Linward Knowles and Mr. Preston Knowles. Interment was in the Moores Island Public Cemetery. Mrs. Williams was originally from Moores Island but had been living on Grand Bahama. She is survived by her husband Calvin Leroy Williams; children Jefford Ishmael Simms and Inez Brenda Davis; adopted daughter Janet Green; grandchildren Oprah Simms, Calvanna, Rolanda and Samantha Davis; son-in-law Henry Davis Jr; sister Beulah Stuart; brother Hanford Simms; nieces Gloria Burrows, Shirley Newton, Emily Dames, Sybline Davis, Yvonne and Machantie Stuart, Caroline Gaitor, Beulamae George, Evelyn Williams, Patsy Swain, Lucinda Knowles, Meltina Hield, Eulease Davis, Sylvia and Loratta Simms, Daisymae Stuart, Clarise Decosta, Monique Johnson, Stacy Rodgers, Maria Gardiner, Roxianne Rolle, Michelle Lockhart, Marilyn and Margaret Beneby, Christine Heastie, Barbara Mackey, Kalperina Mackey and Justina; nephews, Leeland Davis, Alfred, Bradlie, Etmore and Pastor Nixon Simms, Simeon and Roland Stuart, Arlington Rolle, Byron Kennedy, Julian Richard, Jr. Rolle, Roscoe Jason Petty, Fredrick, Marvin, Shawn and Dwayne Mackey, Sammy and Gordan Mackey, Steven and Keith Mackey; sisters-in-law Firstina, Menerva and Martha Simms, Carmen Rolle, Dollymae Petty, Joycelyn Colebrooke and Anna Williams; brothersin-law Rolance Stuart, Curlin, Ivan and Fred Williams, Brent Petty and Richard Rolle and a host of other relatives and friends. Jenetta Lona Lowe, 53, passed away on November 7 after a very long illness. Her funeral was on November 17 at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour. Bro. David Caskey, Bro. Bob Cornea, Bro. David Cartwright and Bro. Frank Perry officiated. Interment was in the Marsh Harbour Public Cemetery. She is survived by her husband Fearnley; daughter Lynn; son-in-law Angus; fatherin-law Floyd; mother-in-law Zeddith; brother Tommy; sister Phillis; brothers-inlaw Jeffery, Gene, Junior, Larry and Nigel; sisters-in-law Shirlene, Debbie, Judy, Una, Ann and Sandra; Nephews Jason P, Jenson, Joel, Troy, Jason, Adrian, Matthew, Joshua and Cordell; nieces Valarie, Tanya, Sacha, Julie, Lise, Jenny, Breanna, Mitchell, Kelly and Diana; and numerous other relatives and friends. The funeral of Dellis Godfrey Arthur 43, formerly of Sandy Point, was held in Nassau. He is survived by his wife Eleanor Arthur; mother Sylvia Stubbs; sons Lamark, Jamal and Tamicko; daughters Denise, Dellisa and Deandra; step-son Sean Roker; brothers Patrick, Antony and Kevin Arthur; sisters Patrice Armbrister, Ernestine Queenie Arthur and Denise Adderley; sisters-in-law Erma Thompson McPhee, Willimae Thompson, Beverley Thompson Greene, Linda Thompson Paul, Paula Thompson, Sherise Wilson, Vandrea Arthur and Bulah Arthur; brothers-in-law Kenneth Thompson, Ednail Thompson, Percival Paul, Harold Wilson, Kenneth Davis and many other relatives and friends.ObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar ies of Fies of F ies of Fies of F ies of F amilamil amilamil amil yy yy y and Fand F and Fand F and F rr rr r iendsiends iendsiends iendsAir Ambulance Service Is Available Air Ambulance Services Association Ltd. now offers air ambulance service to Abaco residents. They operate two aircraft and have a full-time staff of 12. By Anita Rolle Emergency medical air transportation is now available to residents of Abaco. The air ambulance service which provides critical care services in flight operates under the name Lifeflight. It has been in operation about three years ago under the directorship of Dr. Franklin W. Walkine, offering services first in New Providence, progressing to Freeport and now offering service to Abaco. The company operates on a membership basis which provides emergency air transportation from Abaco to medical facilities Nassau, Freeport or Florida. Patients can be accompanied by one adult at no additional cost. The membership program offers two plans to choose from and offers individual and family membership. There is a full-time medical staff of twelve including two doctors and four fulltime flight crew. For every emergency the flight crew is configured according to the case of emergency. The aircraft used are King Air B200 which can reach a speed of up to 300 mph. The team of highly qualified trained professionals assures safe and rapid air medical transport to all members. For additional information and membership costs interested persons may contact telephone number 242-362-0270.

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Page 18 The Abaconian December 1st, 2002 CONTACT THE OUT ISLAND SPECIALISTSCHRIS THOMPSON(chris@hopetown.com)GREG ROBERTS(greg@hopetown.com) 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 4B/4B, open kitchen, dining area and great room. Includes 2 dock slips, one can accommodate up to a 60 yacht.Price: $1,500,000SUNRISE 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 interior beach front lot with large swimming beach. Great building site Price: $135,000EAST 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 UNDER CONTRACTPh: (242) 366-0216 www.elbow-cay.com Fax: (242) 366-0223 UNDER CONTRACT Transport Minister Inspects Abaco FacilitiesThe Hon. Glenys Hannah-Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation, made an inspection tour in Central and North Abaco on November 15. She spent time at the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour, discussing construction with Mr. Mark Bell, manager of American Bridge, the company which has the contract, and Mr. John Schaeffer, resident engineer on Abaco. She toured the Marsh Harbour International Airport and heard from Mr. Bobby Jones, airport manager, and Michael Albury, Chamber President, about problems at the airport. She continued to the Treasure Cay International Airport and a proposed harbour site just north of Coopers Town. Her trip was basically an inspection trip. She was accompanied by Mr. Archie Nairn, Permanent Secretary of that Ministry. Mrs. Hannah-Martin is shown above at the freight dock with American Bridge men on the far left. Support Citizens Against Crime

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December 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 19 By the pool on New Plymouth HarbourThe Other Shore ClubGreen Turtle Cay, Abaco242-365-4226 www.othershoreclub.com VHF Channel 16 Buy a Pre-built System or design YOUR own system ... The choice is YOURS! Custom PCs Networking PC Upgrades & Repairs Computer AccessoriesCall 367-2011 or visit His & Her Jeans* Prices & availability subject to change without notice. Systems Starting @$750*Licensing Authority Cent Abaco 18 Nov The main item was the annual review of music and dancing, bar and liquor licences. All of these expire December 31 and must be renewed annually after an inspection by Environmental Health, Police and Works. Community values and conduct of the business over the past year are also taken into consideration. Exceptions noted by Environmental Health and the Police included: Inadequate or improper restrooms Lack of fire extinguishing equipment lack of smoke detectors and fire alarms Missing automatic fire extinguishers over stoves and grills Licences not publically posted Liquor stores with an illegal entrance into an adjacent restaurant, hotel or bar Many of these violations have been perpetuated and overlooked in previous years but Board members felt upgrades must be undertaken, particularly in areas concerning fire and public safety. It was brought out that a simple smoke detector as used in homes, is not acceptable in public buildings or structures divided and used by multiple businesses. A fire triggering an alarm in one unit does not alert occupants in other units of the building. Commercial alarms will alert occupants throughout the building and sound an exterior alarm which is important at night. Most licences were renewed pending a further inspection to see that problem areas are upgraded. Some liquor stores which now have a general liquor licence were renewed as a wholesale outlet. This does not permit alcoholic consumption on the premises including the parking area. An outside bar licence for Mackerals restaurant in Dundas Town was denied as they now have a restaurant bar licence which allows alcoholic beverages to be sold with food. It was felt that an outside bar was not in keeping with a neighboring church and waterfront park. An application was made for a liquor licence-in-principle for a restaurant and bar near Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour. The applicant has received approval-in-principle from Town Planning and is seeking a similar approval-in-principle for a liquor licence before purchasing the land. However, a written petition from residents and others objects to this commercial land use. Board member Frankie Russell, who chaired Licencing for many years said the area was considered residential from McDonalds corner through Pelican Shore and to the end of Eastern Shore and in general businesss in this area were not considered. Administrator Williams said in any event a public hearing must be held in the Court House with the objectors and applicant present. After hearing both sides make their presentation, the Board will retire and make a decision. It was said that an approval-inprinciple may give a measure of comfort to the applicant but is not binding. It reflects the Boards thinking at a given moment but may not reflect the Boards or community values at a later date. Dundas Town Town Comm. 19 Nov 02 Chairman Cay Mills announced that he had contacted several persons for the job of Town Committee secretary but only Kayla Lockhart responded and was now taking notes for the minutes. Committee member Maggie Cornish was disappointed as she had an applicant for the job. Committee member Silbert Mills was concerned that the entire committee was not consulted and should have voted on the replacement. A report on the expenditures to Ocean View Basketball Court was read by Committee member Jimmy Williams who headed a three-member team investigating the park expenses. At a May 16 meeting this year under the previous Town Committee it was agreed to spend $10,000 on Ocean View Park from accumulated surplus budget funds. Figures in the report indicated that about $32,000 has been spent on the basketball court to date from the Dundas Town budget. Additional funds had been solicited from the business community and applied to this project, possibly $10,000 to $15,000. Furthermore, paving of the court was donated by Bahamas Hot Mix. The investigating sub-committee felt the work should not have exceeded the originally authorized $10,000 and variances to the original schedule should have been made with the Committees consent. Much of the work was done without competitive bids. Improvements included a retaining wall with a fence on top, night lighting, bleachers, a paved surface and a refreshment stand The sub-committee was further disturbed that the President of the Basketball Association, Mr. Cay Mills, appeared to be taking control of the park to the exclusion of the Town Committee. Comments from committee members on the findings in the report were that: Even while the report was being compiled, the Chairman was reckless by continuing to spend on park improvements without consulting the Town Committee members. The chairman seemed to be in breach of the budget and not working with the Committee. They were surprised that the Chairman would act alone in making decisions after being on the Committee for the past three years and being familiar with the procedures. There appeared to be a conflict by the Chairman who was also the President of the Basketball Association and he used that influence to the exclusion of the Town Committee. There may not be enough money to fund town obligations for the balance of the year as monies were taken from other line items in the budget for Ocean View Park Money had been solicited and disbursed for the park without the Committees knowledge. Committee member Jimmy Williams was Local Government at Work Please see Local Govt. Page 30

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Page 20 The Abaconian December 1st, 2002 NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 9 am 3 pm Located on Stratton Drive Marsh Harbour, AbacoPhone (242) 367-7283 Fax: (242) 367-5767 With convenient location close to the Public Dock RULES:RULES: RULES:RULES: RULES:1.$50 minimum purchase required. 2.Prizes must be claimed within seven (7) days or tickets will be redrawn. 3.Tickets will be drawn on December 24th, Abaco Real Estate By Theresa Pinder On October 25 approximately fifty women of Bahamas Faith Ministries International gathered at Camp Abaco for an unforgettable womens retreat. The brainchild of Pastor Sheena Pinder of Bahamas Faith Ministries, New Providence, the retreat focused on providing a quiet environment for the spiritual growth of the women. It offered a place for the women to leave the worries and challenges faced in the home and the workplace for a while, to focus on themselves and to learn how to more effectively deal with the situations and challenges that arise within their lives. Over the next day and a half the women explored the theme of the retreat, In His Presence. Several speakers from Bahamas Faith Ministries attended including Pastors Sheena Pinder, Michelle Wildgoose, Ruth Munroe, Kayla Edwards and Cyprianna Bethel. The speakers covered several important issues including Atonement, The Forgiving Woman, Walking in Holiness and Building an Effective Prayer Life The retreat, however, was not mainly geared to-Camp Abaco Hosts Womens Retreatward teaching but rather toward providing quiet time for the individual women to devote themselves to fellowship with God and renewing themselves, as one of the topics shows: Enter to Worship, Exit to Serve It was an intense weekend where the women focused all their thought and energy into worshipping God, praying, singing and fellowshipping with each other; the experience was fulfilling for those that attended. Many burdens and worries that the women had before the experience were lifted, and they were able to come away having taken comfort and strength from the presence of God, rejuvenated and ready to meet whatever challenges that arise. At the end of the Retreat each woman was presented with the gift of a new fragrance created by Pastor Ruth Munroe. They are considering holding another retreat next year.

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December 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 Channel markers now extend approximately a half a mile north beyond Outer Point in Marsh Harbour. Six pairs of piling are on either side of the channel leading into the new port facility and are at 900-foot intervals. They extend 4500 feet from the turning basin. They are outside the channel by 15 feet on each side. They are presently lit at night with small temporary orange blinking lights, the type used to mark highway construction. The lights are dim but visible if you are looking for them. All boaters operating at night coming in or leaving Marsh Harbour should exercise caution at the harbour entrance where the new markers are located. Outboard powered boats generally do not carry search lights and with their relatively high speeds are prone to hit these markers. For small boats traveling at normal outboard speeds serious injuries could result. One of the new pilings was hit and broken in half during the night of November 21. There are no known reports of injuries or damaged boats. Permanent lighting for the piling was omitted from the original project in a costcutting move. It was then intended that the markers only have reflectors. When this information became known, local government officials got the attention of Nassau and proper lights are now being considered.Mariners Alert Pelican Shores Magnificent 3 bedroom, 3 bath Mediterranean-style villa, views of Marsh Harbour port. Designer interiors. Dock & boat lift. #6010 $1,785,000 Scotland Cay Rare offering 1/2 acre plus home site on secluded island. 150 on Sea of Abaco, good deep water for dockage. #6180 $298,000 Great Abaco Club Great Price! Canal front site on cul-de-sac, near Sea of Abaco channel. #6255 $199,000 Marsh Harbour On the Sea of Abaco. 3 bed/2 bath home on 1 acre. Dockage possible. Wonderful views of Elbow Cay and the Lighthouse! #6493 $590,000 A most successful partnership! Kathleen Albury Sales and Appraisals June Russell SalesYour Key to Real Estate Sales & Appraisals In The BahamasServing 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 more throughout the Bahamas From Grand Bahama to Great InaguaTel: 242-367-3262 Fax: 242-367-3260 www.bahamasrealty.bs E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bs Select P ropertiesNEW! Joes Creek area. 2.28 acres of beautiful pinewoods. Ideal for a single family, duplex and/or apartment complex. Beach access. #7273 $144,000 NEW! Casuarina Point. Bone Fishermans paradise. Easy walk to Eight Mile Beach. Well-priced, affordable 13,000 s.f. home site. #7159 $15,000 Leisure Lee. 25,000 S.F. home site with 100+ ft. of beachfront. Gorgeous views of the Sea of Abaco. Cleared & ready to build. Offers considered. #5272 $233,500 Bahama Palm Shores. Superb selection on inland and water-view homesites, starting at $11,500 Please call us for details Marsh Harbour. Excellent location near Boat harbour and all amenities. Commercial or residential site suitable for single family or duplex. #6351 $120,000 Great Cistern. Exceptional high elevation, 360 views from the South Side to the Sea of Abaco. Half acre plus home site. Ready to build. #4988 $49,900 1 Dec 02

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Page 24 The Abaconian December 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! 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 displayEnvironment Issues and Waste Disposal was a topic considered by the Local Government Seminar. Ms. Bertha McPhee, spoke about several local environment issues. Solid waste disposal is a major problem. In the Bahamas each person produces 6.5 pounds of waste per day and waste disposal is a very large expense for local government. For the cays an additional problem is the scarcity of appropriate land. Ms. McPhee brought out that recycling of waste be emphasized and she recommended that education about recycling must begin with school children. Indiscriminate dumping is a chronic problem throughout Abaco. Sometimes identification is left on the trash, a licence plate or name that can be traced. There is a concern about vehicles and petroleum being dumped indiscriminately as they can contaminate the environment. Another concern is the problem that mosquitoes can bring. The Bahamas has the mosquitoes that carry several diseases including malaria which is very prevalent in Haiti. Since we have many immigrants, the One of the topics discusses at the Local Government seminar was Town Planning. Mr. Craig Delancey addressed the group, covering many areas coming under the Town Planning jurisdiction. Government is realizing that building and professional services must be under control. A proposed contractors act would require contractors to qualify in order to remain in business. Many unscrupulous contractors are not conscientious in their work and legislation is needed to bring about quality. This need is even more apparent because of FTAA coming into effect soon. Mr. Delancey outlined the requirements for a subdivision. If someone wants to subdivide a piece of property into 10 or more lots, they must provide roads and utilities. danger of an outbreak of malaria is possible. Environmental health continues with a spraying program to kill mosquito larva before they become adults. Ms. McPhee emphasized the need to keep the home environment clean, not allowing any standing water to remain. There is a problem of pollution in our water reserves caused by dumping and by farm chemicals. Mr. Anthony Burrows of the Bahamas Solid Waste Management Project spoke to the group about the effect of pollution on marine life. Pollution clouds water restricting sunlight. That causes algae to develop which destroys other life. Mr. Burrows discussed the disposal of solid waste which is a major problem on Abaco just as it is in the other Family Islands and the rest of the country. He felt that the government would be setting up transfer stations on the cays. The trash would then be transferred to the mainland for disposal at land fill sites. He specifically mentioned the situation on Great Guana Cay that government plans to set up a transfer station.Work Shop Discussed Many TopicsThese are minimum standards which must be in place. Zoning was another topic. Mr. Delancey stresses that local government officials should zone the island for the future, for more progressive development. He briefly described the recent legislation which controls mining sand, cutting down hills and excavating. He reviewed the laws which cover the drawing of plans and the limitations on draftsmen and individuals. He outlined the stages at which inspections of buildings need to be done. After his talk the participants asked questions concerning illegal construction and the process of stopping construction when the law is not followed.Dumps Concern Environmental Health Zoning Was EmphasizedThe Local Government seminar was well attended by elected and appointed persons from the entire length of Abaco. The event was organized by Mr. Alexander E. Williams, Senior Family Island Administrator for Central Abaco and covered many areas of responsibility of Local Government as set up under the Local Government Act. The sessions offered opportunities for local persons to ask questions and discuss general problems in their districts. Mr. Harrison Thompson, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Attorney-Generals Office, gave the closing remarks. He stressed that partnership in government is very important. The elected members must learn to work with others to make their communities better. They must help prepare their people to compete with people worldwide. Education very important and local government can take the lead in focusing on educating people. The central government is considering changes in the local government system. Mr. Thompson wanted the local people to give ideas to the minister. This is a good opportunity to mold the future of local government. They must be proactive, not waiting for others to take the lead. The elected officials have a great responsibility because they are responsible for the peoples money. They must be extremely meticulous how they spend the money. It is important to work with the community, to keep open communication, to talk with one another and with the community. They must work together to make it all work. Everyone has different ideas but once a decision is reached, all of them must carry out the decision. They must be part of the system. Local government is only as good as they make it.Participants Urged to Work TogetherMr. Brensil Rolle from the Department of Road Traffic was the presenter at the Local Government Seminar. He outlined the work of Road Traffic Boards in Local Government. In board terms Road Traffic regulates road use, collects revenue, regulates public transportation and issues proper credentials for using roads. Some of the Departments powers were transferred to Local Government when it came into being. District Councils on the mainland of Abaco appoint the Road Traffic Boards while on the cays except for Green Turtle Cay the District Councils do the work of that Board. All public transportation is reserved for Bahamians. There are two categories of public transportation businesses. Taxis and limousine are licensed. All other types of public transportation such as tour cars, buses and jitneys are franchised. Self drives, scooters and golf carts are licensed by the Boards and the Boards can determine what each can do and where they can go. Mr. Rolle stressed that the Road Traffic Board is responsible for regulating traffic, traffic flow patterns, setting up school zones, pedestrian crossing and the placement of road signs.Road Traffic Regulates Road UseLocal government is only as good as they make it.By Mr. Harrison Thompson

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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. By John Hedden Bahamians talk glibly about globalisation, international corporations, free trade, world class quality and productivity without really rationalising the fact that our economy has been globalised for the last 50 years. Both of our major revenue earners have developed as a result of huge foreign investment (the hospitality and the financial industries). These two have been earning some 85 percent of our national revenue. For every foreign dollar spent, approximately 15 cents is retained by the country. The Bahamas has actively erected legislative and policy frameworks to enhance and secure the infrastructure of these two revenue earners, both to protect the country and the investor. More recently international economic development has set a precedent for globalisation and free trade to further enhance the benefits of easy movement of investment and capital. As a result the European Union, NAFTA, Caricom and Mercosur have become important for localised trading practices. At the same time industrialised country governments have responded with the pork barrel programmes of agricultural subsidies and manufacturing protectionism. Politics dictates an increase in local protectionism through such institutions as protective tariffs, import quotas, embargoes and export subsidies for such products as steel, agricultural commodities, lumber, aircraft, wine and electronic devices. The result is that developing countries find it almost impossible to compete in the export market because importing countries maintain an artificially low price on their own production or hinder competitive product importation. Underdeveloped countries also find that their own national production is hindered because local commodities are unable to compete at the marketplace with the imported subsidised product. As a result GDP decreases and these countries become more dependent on international aid. Hence the claim that poor countries are becoming poorer while the industrialised nations amass more wealth. For equitable international economic development to take place genuine free trade needs to occur on a world wide level, and marketing strategies need to move away from producer protection towards consumer demand. However, the economies of the biggest consumer markets in the world (the United States and Europe) are finding it difficult to remove their own protectionism while calling for the rest of the world to open their borders to free trade. The just completed series of meetings held in Quito, Equador; which culminated in the latest Ministerial for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) demonstrates the political ill feeling that surrounds negotiations towards a hemispheric agreement. Brazil (one of the Americas economic giants) has now elected a president (Lula) who is very skeptical of the United States intentions towards genuine free trade. He has termed the FTAA as the economic annexation of Latin America by the U.S. However, the biggest hold up comes as a result of discussions around agriculture. The U.S. will only discuss improved market access; and the issues of huge farm subsidies and anti-dumping measures will not be tabled. The result is that agricultural product marketing from both Argentina and Brazil are hurt by U.S. subsidies for home production. This is reflected in soya, sugar, cotton and orange juice amongst others. The citrus industry of Florida employs almost 100,000 people. (That amounts to very many votes for the political agenda.) On a global basis Europe is probably the biggest hurdle to free market access of agricultural products. This is reflected in the unions Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) which allocates huge direct subsidies to French farmers over all others. France has just now negotiated the maintaining of this high level of support through 2006, which does not bode well for imports from the developing world. (The CAP acts as a barrier to exports from Africa where poverty is its largest problem). In fact, Europe now has very little to offer for the global trade talks initiated in the Doha round and due to end in 2005. The Bahamas is just now becoming somewhat aware of the implications of free trade agreements, but the set date for the FTAA is December 2005 at the latest. We must therefore take heed of the squabbling that takes place between the powerhouses of the world economy and determine for ourselves whether the idealogy of Free Trade will ever become a practical reality. After all, we still retain only 15 percent of every dollar spent in our country.Free Trade Presents Many Problems Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Fridges Freezers Satellites TVs Stereos Phones Home Appliances Car Stereos/Amps Speakers Abaco Distributors Ltd. 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Page 26 The Abaconian December 1st, 2002 MARSH HARBOUR 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780 DONT GET CAUGHT WITHOUT A SPARE! AID carries tires to help keep you on the road! 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 367-2442This pile of debris is all that is left of the old Customs warehouse on the freight dock in Marsh Harbour. The building was demolished and the entire old dock area will be rebuilt as part of the new greatly enlarged dock. The new domestic warehouse is now in use by Customs in a temporary move so the old warehouse could be demolished. The new international warehouse is in the distance and is several times bigger than the old warehouse. The main road past the new dock has to be moved. That construction is now underway. Shown above is the road area with the old road in the center of the photograph. The road in the distance will connect the front road with Forest Drive and S.C. Bootle Highway. The inside of the new domestic warehouse is equipped with racks for storing pallets of freight. It is designed for easy access and is being used by Customs until the very large international warehouse is complete. During the process of moving the main road which goes past the new freight dock, the area is quite messy during rainy periods. American Bridge is working hard to keep traffic moving, taking necessary measures to keep the road passable.New Freight Dock Shows Progress 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 $65 monthly $25 weekly Mon Fri 6 am Noon & 2 pm 8 pm Saturday 7 am 1:30 pm Closed Sunday Call 367-5939 Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour New Cardio Kick Box Yoga & Aerobics Yoga for Pregnancy Free weights Strength stations Cardio Stations Showers Instructor-led classes Private Yoga & fitness training by arrangement Check our other plans

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December 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 27 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 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 PlazaPalm Beach from Marsh Harbour except on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. A familiarization trip for representatives from the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau and hotel representatives and travel agents is slated for Friday December 6. Representatives from Bahamasair including Patricia Johnson from Public Relations, Sabrina Wright of the frequent flyer programme and staff from the Nassau office joined Patricia Lightbourne and Charlie Cornish of Bahamasair on Abaco. Others who went were Don Cornish and Kendy Anderson of the Abaco Tourist Office, George Cornish of Radio Abaco, Isobel Sherman of The Abaconian and Nassau Guardian Nadene Beneby of Education and Veronica Archer of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce. Staff from ZNS and from A and W Travel joined the group in Florida.Anchor Club More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 11Keeps ActiveBy Theresa Pinder The Anchor Club, a community serviceoriented club dedicated to helping those with brain-related disorders, has begun its fifth year of service on Abaco. Under new leadership, the two Anchor clubs for Central Abaco, the Morning Club and the Evening Club, have started the year off with very busy schedules. A Meals on Wheels project in August concluded their previous club year. They prepared and delivered lunch to elderly and those unable to leave their homes. The first project for the year for 2002 2003 was a road safety campaign that took place in September which was designated as Road Safety Month. Members prepared fliers that promoted road safety for pedestrians and vehicle operators and distributed them at the traffic light. On October 19 the Anchor Club held a membership drive. Traveling to various schools, the Anchor Club Director, Mrs. Neulessa Major, and the President-Elect of the Pilot Club, Mrs. Zallimoon Chu, explained the purpose of the Anchor Club and some of the opportunities that it offers. Thirty students have joined the Evening Club, which is comprised of students from private schools. Members attended a Leadership Seminar on October 19 held at Central Abaco Primary School. During the course of the three-hour seminar, various advisors and The Anchor Club of Abaco held a car wash in Marsh Harbour on November 9. They are shown busily earning money for their many community service projects. B & D MarineAbacos Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items At the Traffic Light P.O. Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKI Please see Central Page 39 Members of the two Anchor Clubs of Central Abaco are shown above. They are active in service oriented activities helping the communities. Heal Our Land & FamFestFood, Games & Music Opening by Administrator Alexander Williams Budgeting your Finances by Derek Benjamin Family Health issues by Nurse Russell Guest speaker Dr. Wayne Thompson Drugs & Crime by Insp. CooperFeaturing Gospel Artists Featuring Gospel Artists Featuring Gospel Artists Featuring Gospel Artists Featuring Gospel ArtistsChristian Massive Christian Massive Christian Massive Christian Massive Christian Massive& Local Praise Groups & Local Praise Groups & Local Praise Groups & Local Praise Groups & Local Praise GroupsDec 7 begins 11 am Dec 8 begins 4 pm at the Murphy Town ParkDerek BenjaminPut your family and marrige back together Insp. Cooper

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Page 28 The Abaconian December 1st, 2002 Police Report As reported to The Abaconian A resident of Bahama Coral Island was arrested on November 8 for breaching an order from the Magistrate. On November 8 someone entered Creation Florist & Gift Shop in Dundas Town and stole two packs of cigars valued at $10, two Seiko watches valued at $170, two diamond studded earrings valued at $130 and a number of mens colognes. A Hope Town resident reported on November 9 that, while driving along Forest Drive, several young men he knew threw rocks and bottles at his vehicle damaging the drivers window, the front and rear windshields and passenger window. A Murphy Town woman reported on November 9 that her brother was struck in the head after a fight which began after a concert at Murphy Town Park. It continued on Forest Drive, where a group of men began beating a young man. The young man was taken to the government clinic where he was treated and was sent to Nassau for further treatment. A resident of Marsh Harbour was arrested and charged for this offence. Sometime between November 4 and 6 someone stole $4,120 from the office of Island Delight. A resident of Murphy Town was arrested and questioned in reference to this matter. When searched, jewelry valued at $825, clothes and tennis shoes valued at $1,500, fifteen checks in Island Delights name valued at $4,093, and $915 in cash were found in the residents possession. The resident was charged for the matter. Two women of The Mud reported that they had a fight with their sister on November 9. Two sisters were arguing over asue money, and the argument escalated into a fight. When the third sister tried to intervene, she was bitten. One of the women broke away from the fight and retrieved a stick. She proceeded to hit her pregnant sister in the stomach, claiming that she would kill the baby. Persons from the nearby area separated them, and the pregnant woman was taken to the doctor where she was treated and discharged. The perpetrating sister was arrested and charged with causing harm. On November 9 a Dundas Town man had his life threatened while at his residence by a man he knew. K & S Auto Services Ltd was broken into sometime between November 9 and 10 and $30 in coins was stolen. Sometime between November 9 and 10 someone broke into the Island Bakery and stole the empty cash register. On November 11 someone broke into a Crown Haven residence and stole $700 in cash, a cellular phone valued at $300 and a bottle of cologne valued at $20. Four residents of the Pigeon Peas and The Mud were arrested for possession of dangerous drugs and ammunition on November 13. On November 13 a prisoner, wearing blue jeans and a yellow shirt, escaped from the Marsh Harbour Police Station while returning from the Magistrates Court,. An island-wide search is underway. The principal of Central Abaco Primary reported an attempted shop breaking on November 16. She observed three boys exiting the area of the Tuck Shop; however, they were unable to gain entry. A Treasure Cay resident reported being assaulted in front of Kulas Food Store in Treasure Cay by a man he knew on November 16. An employee of Alburys Ferry reported on November 17 that sometime between November 16th and 17th, someone entered their office stole $64 in cash and about $70 in coins. A resident of Spring City reported on November 17 that someone stole a single axle trailer valued at $1,000 from the South Side Dock in Murphy Town. A Marsh Harbour resident reported on November 17 being assaulted at his residence by a man he knew. The assailant was arrested and charged with causing harm, resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour; he is presently awaiting arraignment. An employee of Standard Hardware reported on November 18 that sometime between November 16th and 18th someone entered the establishment and stole $300. The Bahamas will soon have its first native candidate to train for the elite drug detection K9 Unit of the Royal Bahamas Police Force. A suitable native potcake dog will be chosen and trained in law enforcement at the next session in February, 2003. The K9 Unit in the Bahamas started in April, 1964, with two police dogs. Then, one dog detected only one scent. Today one dog can detect up to five odors. The police has three types of dogs, the apprehension dog, the bomb dog and the drug dog. They are doing a fantastic job in the fight against drugs in this country. Bahamian police regularly attend courses and seminars in the United States. They keep A resident of Dundas Town reported that on November 18 someone entered his vehicle which was parked at the Crown Haven ferry dock and stole a Sony CD player valued at $250, an Aiwa amplifier valued at $500 and a Champion battery valued at $110. A resident of Murphy Town reported on November 18 that someone smashed the windshield of her Hyundai vehicle while it was parked in front of her residence. On November 18 while on patrol in the area of Crockett Drive, several police officers found a small plastic bag containing four small rock-like substances suspected to be cocaine. Two residents of Marsh Harbour were arrested, cautioned and taken in for questioning. up with the latest information pertaining to these dogs. The US government sponsors most of the drug dog courses which is a big help to the Bahamian police. The K9 Unit works on a daily basis with all the law enforcement agencies in the country, including The Bahamas and US Customs. Once the odor is available, the dog will detect the substance. They must have realistic training daily. Police dogs have been a very valuable asset to the Police Force as some of them have detected hundreds of pounds of illegal drugs. They have been responsible for several seizures of drugs at the Nassau airport.Bahamian Potcake Will Train for Drug Detection

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December 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 29 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 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QFREE Q FREE QFREE Q FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TETE TETE TE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Transportation & Logistics Services Freight Forwarding Ship Agencies Cargo management Consulting ServicesOne call does it allVisit our office in Marsh Harbour on the front street242-367-2089 242-367-2613 242-367-2530WW WW W e appre appr e appre appr e appr eciate your business eciate your business eciate your business eciate your business eciate your business and wish you a Merry Christmas and wish you a Merry Christmas and wish you a Merry Christmas and wish you a Merry Christmas and wish you a Merry Christmas and a prand a pr and a prand a pr and a pr osperosper osperosper osper ous New Yous New Y ous New Yous New Y ous New Y earear earear ear ARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERSCourt Report As reported to The Abaconian November 6th A resident of Freeport was charged with raping a resident of Grand Cay. The matter has been adjourned to January 29th, 2003. A resident of Dundas Town was charged with stealing gasoline from a parked vehicle. Since the complainant was not present, the matter was adjourned to December 2nd. Three residents of Murphy Town were charged with stealing a boat from Man-OWar. They were acquitted as there was insufficient evidence. A Dundas Town resident was charged with having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. The matter has been adjourned to November 13th. Six residents of Cherokee Sound, Murphy Town and The Mudd were charged with assisting in the illegal landing of several immigrants. The matter has been adjourned to November 27th. A woman has been charged with allegedly forging a companys letterhead. Two other persons charged with her have pleaded guilty. She has pleaded not guilty, and the matter has been adjourned to November 27th. November 7th A resident of Freeport, Grand Bahama, has been charged with the rape of a minor on Moores Island. The matter has been adjourned to December 11th. A resident of The Mud, was charged with possession of drugs. November 8th A Coopers Town resident was charged with disorderly behavior. Evidence was heard and the matter adjourned to November 15th. A resident of Coopers Town was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. The matter has been adjourned to November 15th. November 11th A Sandy Point resident was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. The complainant relocated to another Bahama Island so the matter was discharged. A resident of Marsh Harbour was charged with driving without due care and attention. The prosecution closed. The matter has been adjourned to November 18th for ruling. A resident of Spring City was charged with driving in excess of the speed limit. The matter has been adjourned to November 18th for ruling. A resident of Marsh Harbour pleaded guilty to failing to remain stationary at the scene of an accident. The matter was discharged. A Marsh Harbour resident was charged with driving without due care and attention. The matter has been adjourned to January 30th, 2003. A resident of Dundas Town was charged with driving without due care and attention. The matter has been adjourned to January 26th, 2003, for the testimony of the final witness. Eulan McKinney, a Sandy Point resident, was charged with shop-breaking and stealing. He pleaded guilty to the charges. The matter has been adjourned to November 13th for sentencing. Two residents of Murphy Town were charged with receiving stolen property. They pleaded not guilty. The matter was adjourned to January 26th, 2003. A resident of Dundas Town was charged with housebreaking. The matter has been adjourned to January 30th, 2003. November 13th Anthony Jules, a resident of The Mud, was charged with stealing. When the prosecution closed, the Magistrate determined that there was sufficient evidence to commit the matter to the Supreme Court. A resident of The Mud was charged with forgery. The matter has been adjourned to January 22nd, 2003. A resident of Dundas Town was been charged with having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Three witnesses testified. The matter has been adjourned to January 27th, 2003. A resident of Murphy Town was charged with possession of drugs. The matter has been adjourned to November 28th. Three residents of The Mud were charged with disorderly behaviour and obstruction of justice. They were acquitted of the charges as there was insufficient evidence presented. Eulan McKinney, a resident of Sandy Point, was charged with shop breaking and stealing. He pleaded guilty to the matter and was sentenced to serve 21 months in Her Majestys Prison, New Providence. A resident of Marsh Harbour was charged with causing harm. The matter has been adjourned to February 3rd, 2003. November 14th A resident of Hope Town has been charged with incest. The prosecution has closed, and the defense has made a no case submission. The matter has been adjourned to February 2nd for the prosecutions response. A young man from New Providence has been charged with four counts of stealing from a vessel. The matter has been adjourned to November 19th. Two residents of Moores Island, were charged with stealing; they were acquitted of the matter. A resident of Murphy Town was charged with receiving stolen goods. The matter has been adjourned to January 24th, 2003. November 18th Two residents of Murphy Town were charged shop breaking. The matter has been adjourned to January 19th, 2003. A resident of Moores Island was charged with rape. The matter has been adjourned to January 15th, 2003. A Coopers Town resident was charged with having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. The matter has been adjourned to February 3rd.

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Page 30 The Abaconian December 1st, 2002Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina Point Casuarina Point Casuarina Point Casuarina Point Casuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherCher CherCher Cher okeeokee okeeokee okeeLee Pinder 3 hse 366-2053Grand CayGrand Cay Grand CayGrand Cay Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458GrGr GrGr Gr een Teen T een Teen T een T urur urur ur tle Caytle Cay tle Caytle Cay tle CayBank Apartments3 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 CayGuana Cay Guana CayGuana Cay Guana 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 THope T Hope THope T Hope T ownown ownown ownAbaco 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 Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hue 366-3121Man-O-WMan-O-W Man-O-WMan-O-W Man-O-W arar arar arIsland Home Rentals 8 hse 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour ar Marsh Harbour ar Marsh Harbour ar Marsh Harbour ar Marsh Harbour ar eaea eaea eaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 ef fic 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 Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333MoorMoor MoorMoor Moor ee ee e s Islands Island s Islands Island s IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy Point Sandy Point Sandy Point Sandy Point Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083TT TT T rr rr r easureasur easureasur easur e Caye Cay e Caye Cay e CayBahama Beach Club 365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801WW WW W alkeralker alkeralker alker s Cs C s Cs C s C aa aa a yy yy yWalkers Cay Resort 353-1252WW WW W ood Cayood Cay ood Cayood Cay ood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for Abaco General for Abaco General for Abaco General for Abaco General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound 242-367-5576WW WW W eb Siteseb Sites eb Siteseb Sites eb Siteswith general information www.abacoinet.com www.abacoinfo.com www.abacos.com www.go-abacos.com www.oii.net + agents who have multiple cottages and houses disturbed that after spending all this money, the park still does not have restrooms. Committee member Silbert Mills felt that a letter of thanks should be sent to Bahamas Hot Mix for donating the paving.. After hearing members comment on the report, the Chairman defended his actions. He was disappointed that the members had neither given him the courtesy of visiting the park during the renovations nor did they come out on opening night. They did not help with the work which he supervised single handedly. Mr. Mills said he received a $10,000 donation and a $5,000 donation for the Basketball Association which he used for improvements in addition to Town Committee funds. The Chairman explained that the wall was necessary to protect the court and to keep the fill from being sucked out to sea during storm tides. The edge of the court is close to the waters edge He is soliciting another $10,000 donation for restrooms which he badly wants. He said this may be donated as a package unit and only need a septic tank to be functional. He was further upset with the Island Engineer who was supposed to supervise the work but seemed to be unavailable. Mr. Mills was additionally hampered since two months passed without a Town Committee meeting as administrators were in a state of transition Chairman Mills was concerned that the Town Committee is attempting to discredit his work for the town and that if they would redirect that effort into supporting him, the town would get a lot accomplished. Administrator Alexander Williams was disappointed that his office had been taken advantage of concerning payment requests. He will implement procedures to ensure that future expenditures match Committee authorization as recorded in the minutes. A letter will be required from the Chairman requesting the payment and documenting that work has been completed. This will help clarify responsibility in the event of improper requests. Mr. Williams further stated that government requires all donations to be disclosed and the party making the donation must be made public to avoid any suggestion of favoritism. He said the Basketball Association should disclose to the Committee what funds are available and how they are being disbursed. Mr. Williams reminded those present that whether acting as a Town Committee Chairman or a Basketball Association President, no money should be spent without due authority from the relevant committee. He felt the report disclosed irregularities even though they seemed to be for the towns benefit. Since the report showed that over $20,000 beyond the budgeted amount had been spent on the park plus substantial donations, Administrator Williams asked how the Committee chose to resolve the problem. First the committee accepted the report. Then on the basis that the Chairman acted extravagantly and without the Committees knowledge, a motion for a vote of no-confidence was requested asking that the Chairman be removed. At this point, the Chairman declared the meeting closed as his Deputy Chairman was absent. The no confidence motion was seconded and the Chairman declared the meeting closed a second time and left. A vote was taken supporting the no-confidence motion. Administrator Williams said advice will be sought from Nassau as there is no specific regulation concerning this action. The meeting closed without further comment. Port Authority Cent. Abaco 21 Nov 02 Administrator Williams reminded Port Authority members that the government Local Government at Work 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 CherokeeBy Theresa Pinder On October 19 the Abaco Red Cross held its Annual General Meeting, ending its fiscal year for 2001-2002. The group elected the executive board officers for the year 2002-2003. A delegation of Red Cross members from the Grand Bahama Division came to oversee the electoral process. One of them, Mr. Hilton Cash, encouraged the members to increase their membership here and to become more involved with the local community. After Mr. Hiltons brief address, the Red Local Govt.From Page 19 Cross Officers from Grand Bahama conducted the election. The following are the new executive board officers. Mr. Sarone Kennedy is Group Leader, Ms. Michelle Lowe is Assistant Group Leader, Mrs. Regina Kennedy is Disaster Officer, Desmond Hepburn is Treasurer, Yvonne Sweeting is Secretary, Shaquera Newbold is assistant secretary, Mr. Enza Gibson is Welfare Officer, Ms. Lorelda Woodside is assistant welfare officer, Ms. Jacqueline Estevez is Youth Officer,. and Mr. Sarone Kennedy is Red Cross Training Officer.Red Cross Elects New Officers MARSH HARBOUR CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADEDecember 19th, 2002 at 7:00 PMCaptains Meeting at the Jib Room December 18th, 2002 at 6:00 PM Each year we ask the business community for donations for fireworks. We are seeking assistance from you once again. Thanking you in advance for your generous donation.Donations may be left at Abaco Insurance or the Jib Roomdock rental licence expires at the end of the year and they are responsible to see that this is paid. The same applies to abutments, groynes and moorings. Channel markers within the Marsh Harbour area were discussed again. It was felt there should be a designated open lane to traverse the length of the harbour. This will be investigated. Member Henley Dawkins would like several lights on the south side landing for the benefit of fishermen and Moores Island boats using this dock. He felt several marker lights should be established for those coming in after dark possibly on Pelican Bush, Point of Land and at the dock itself. He will see BEC about the cost of extending power to the landing from S.C. Bootle Highway.

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December 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 31 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept.367-2000 Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept.VHF Ch 16 Trauma One Ambulance Service367-2911 Dundas Town Fire Dept.367-2935 or 4935 Man-O-War Fire & Rescue 365-6911 Bah Air Sea Rescue AssocVHF 16 or 366-0282 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock .........................................................$12.00 + $3 Abaco Beach Hotel through Golden Harvest....$10.00 + $3 Dove Plaza to Stop Light ...................................$10.00 + $2 Western Auto ......................................................$ 6.00 + $2 Gov. freight dock throug h Dundas Town...........$10.00 + $3 Murphy Town or Pelican Shores........................ $14.00 + $4 Eastern Shores or Spring City ...........................$15.00 + $4 Gov. Clinic ..........................................................$ 6.00 + $3 Snake Cay .......................................................$35.00 + $10 Treasure Cay B ................................................$55.00 + $ 5 Casuarina Point ...............................................$60.00 + $10 Airport Treas. Cay B ......................................$65.00 + $ 5 Bahama Palm Shores .....................................$70.00 + $10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ..............................$80.00 + $10 Crossing Rocks .............................................$100.00 + $10 Sandy Point ................................................... $135.00 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Abaco Beach Hotel through Wally s...................$ 2.00 + $2 Jib Room .............................................................$ 5.00 + $2 Stop Light or Dove Plaza ....................................$ 6.00 + $3 Government Freight Dock ..................................$ 7.00 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance................$ 9.00 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour No children under three years to be charged. Uncaged pets will be charged as passengers Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf Boards $3.00 ea. Between Northern Abaco Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star, or Moxy................$14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors ..................................$10 + $5 Sand Banks ..........................................................$20 + $5 Joes Creek ..........................................................$35 + $5 Black Wood ..........................................................$14 + $5 Fire Road ..............................................................$25 + $5 Coopers T own.....................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour ......................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay .............................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope ......................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town ..............................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven ..........................$65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round T rip................................... $85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour ....................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joe s Creek .........................................$25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ...........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..................................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks...................................................$7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 W aiting Time $12 Per Hour Air Lines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau & Moores Island ...................367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale ................................... 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale ...............................367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau........................................... 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Bch ...........................367-3415 Golden Airlines Ft. Lauderdale.................... 954-359-8020 Island Express Ft Lauderdale ...........................367-3597 Lynx Air International Ft. Lauderdale ..........954-772-9808 Major Air Service Freeport .................................367-4826 Twin Air Fort Lauderdale .................................... 365-8677 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch .......................367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ...............367-4852 Abaco Air Charters ..............................................*367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ......................................... *367-2089 Local charter companies serving S.Florida and within the Bahamas Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay Marina 75....F....353-1252 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............45......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes...................29......F....367-2366 Port of Call................24......F....367-2287 Abaco Yacht Haven....7..............367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................24......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Guana Beach Resort22......F....365-5133 Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats coming from U.S. can clear Customs at Walkers Cay, Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Medical Services Marsh Harbour Abaco Medical Clinic....................367-4240 Abaco Family Medicine................367-2295 Government Clinic........................367-2510 Coopers Town Gov. Clinic....365-0300 Green Turtle Cay Gov. Clinic365-4028 Hope Town Gov. Clinic............366-0108 Sandy Point Gov. Clinic..........366-4010 Treasure Cay Corbett Clinic...365-8288 Dive ShopsMarsh Harbour Dive Abaco ............................................ 367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive Center..................... 367-4646 Hope Town Daves Dive Shop.................................. 366-0029 Froggies................................................ 366-0024 Treasure Cay Treasure Divers ..................................... 365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures .......................365-8111 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Shop ..............................365-4411 Green Turtle Divers ...............................365-4271Guana Cay Dive Shop ...................365-5178Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop ...................365-6013 Rentals Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals.............................367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4656 Donnies Boat Rentalss.....................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Guana Cay Cart Rentals...................365-5016 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals.................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Daves Dive Shop Boat Rentals........366-0029 Hope Town Cart Rentals...................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cass Carts........................................365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749 Tours & Excursions Marsh Harbour Abaco Outback by kayak................367-5358 Abaco Beach Dive Center.................367-4646 Dive Abaco........................................367-2787 Hope Town Froggies by excursion boat.............366-0431 Treasure Cay Abaco Adventures by kayak............365-8749 Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless notedAlburys Ferry ServiceMarsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute trip 7:15 (M-F) 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm24 5:30 Hope T. to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 34 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 am10:301:15 pm3:305:30 Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh Harbour 30 minute trip 8 am11:302:30 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 Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ....... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ..... 366-4175 Links Adderly ....... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ..... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder ....... 366-2163 Jay Sawyer ......... 367-3941 Justin Sands ........ 367-3526 Terrance Davis .... 367-4464 Danny Sawyer ..... 367-3577 Man-O-War David Albury ........ 365-6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ............... 366-2107 Junior Albury ............ 366-3058 Hope Town Maitland Lowe .......... 366-0133 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh Pope McKenzie... ..... 477-5894 Orthnell Russell... ..... 365-0125 Alexander Rolle ....... 365-0120 Edward Rolle ........... 365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer... ..... 365-4070 Jeff Survance ........... 365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ........... 365-4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 C&G Restaurant...............$.............367-3227 Conch Inn Bistro...........$$$.............367-4444 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Henrys Jerk Center..........$.............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 Hwy367-5331 Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Boat House.....................$$.............366-0065 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Carltons Island Grill.....$$$.............366-0153 Harbours Edge..............$$.............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 32 The Abaconian December 1st, 2002 Caribbean Constructors Ltd.Concrete Blocks 4x 8x 16 6x 8x 16 8x 8x 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" More School News SchoolFrom Page 13 The recorder choir of Abaco Central High School entertained the students and staff at the school during their annual Harvest service held on November 21. Guest speaker for the service was Father Hepburn of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour. tion of a chicken processing facility. That project is slated to begin by the end of November. In addition the Agricultural Cooperative on Abaco will be building a larger chicken coop at the school. This will allow the school to raise 500 chickens at a time. Recently Mr. Hamlin Newbold, Education Officer responsible for agriculture, visited the school and announced that a greenhouse would be constructed for students to raise ornamental plants and house plants.Six a Side TournmentOn November 12 Abaco Central hosted the first annual school Six-A-Side Soccer tournament. Teams competing included two teams from Abaco Central, a team from S.C. Bootle High School and a team from Forest Heights. After a full morning of competition two teams remained in the senior division, both from Abaco Central. In the senior final the Killers took on the All Stars and this time the All Stars led by Anderson Joseph won the championship. In the junior division Forest Heights beat the Rators of Abaco Central in a surprise upset victory. Mr. Jonathan Laverick, coach of Abaco Central, would like to thank Mr. Garth Thomas, carpentry teacher, for building the goalposts. This tournament will become an annual event.District Spelling Bees Are HeldThe District Education Office holds spelling bees at each grade level from first grade through ninth grade. The winners of the seventh grade district-wide spelling bee are as follows: Nekhira Saunders from St. Francis in first place, Vanessa McIntosh of S.C. Bootle High School in second place and Antonia Wright of Abaco Central in third place. The winners of the sixth grade spelling bee are as follows: Edrico Armbrister of Fox Town Primary came in first place, Taj Anderson of Treasure Cay Primary came Please see School Page 33 in second place and Sharlyn Johnson of Fox Town Priamry came in third. Police Spelling Bee HeldBy Theresa Pinder On November 8 Central Abaco Primary hosted the Second Annual Royal Bahamas Police Force Spelling Bee for the Abaco District. Open to students in grades four, five and six, students from Agape Christian School, Central Abaco Primary, Coopers Town Primary, St. Francis de Sales and Treasure Cay Primary participated in the competition. Throughout the bee, competition remained fierce. The students were well-prepared, and the judges were forced to introduce the unseen list in the ninth round. Wensil Laroda of Treasure Cay Primary was first place winner. Archaleck McDonald of Coopers Town Primary was the second place winner and Taj Anderson of Treasure Cay Primary placed third. The award ceremony for the presentation of the individual trophies for the competition and the Floating Trophy will be given at a later date.

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December 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 33 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 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 Hope THope T Hope THope T Hope T own own own own own Lucayos, 10,000 sq. ft. lot with sea views. Private and quiet area. $99,000 Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour T wo, 2/1 apartments for sale, 1/1 efficiency in the rear also, fairly new appliances, furnished, fenced yard. $228,000 Bahama Palm Shor Bahama Palm Shor Bahama Palm Shor Bahama Palm Shor Bahama Palm Shor eses eses es various lots available in this fast growing community. Call for more information. Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour 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 Sand Banks Sand Banks Sand Banks Sand Banks vacant property available in the Sand Banks area, various sizes. Call today. Starting at $47,900 Cabbage Point Cabbage Point Cabbage Point Cabbage Point Cabbage Point acreage available in 5-acre plots, with financing. 20% down, balance over 5 years. Call today for more details. Man-O-WMan-O-W Man-O-WMan-O-W Man-O-W ar Cay ar Cay ar Cay ar Cay ar Cay 1 bed, 1 bath with an upstairs loft, centrally located in the heart of town. Close to all conveniences. $159,000 Casuarina Point Casuarina Point Casuarina Point Casuarina Point Casuarina Point several lots available inland as well as on the canal and beach front. Call for more details. YY YY Y ellowwoodellowwood ellowwoodellowwood ellowwood large hill top lot with fantastic views in fast growing community. UNDER CONTRACT Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour 4/2 house on prime commercial property in central location. Ideal place for a commercial venture. $245,000 Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters beach front lot on the eastern side of Lubbers. SOLD Bahama Palm Shor Bahama Palm Shor Bahama Palm Shor Bahama Palm Shor Bahama Palm Shor ee ee e various vacant lots available. Call for more information. Starting at $15,000 Casuarina Point Casuarina Point Casuarina Point Casuarina Point Casuarina Point 3/1 canal front home on double lot. Many extras. REDUCED $289,000 Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour 2 acres of prime residentaal property. Runs 190 on the beautiful Sea of Abaco. Call for details. CherCher CherCher Cher okee Sound okee Sound okee Sound okee Sound okee Sound 3/1 well kept home in heart of town. Mostly furnished, features a private back patio. Close to conveniences. Phone today for an appointment to view. Casuarina Point Casuarina Point Casuarina Point Casuarina Point Casuarina Point vacant lot available, approx. 10,000 sq. ft. $25,000Abaco Agents Brent Cartwright Mailin Sands msands@abacoinet.com Beth Ruzicka Bill Johnston Chris Farrington 242-365-4695 (Green Turtle Cay office)December 1, 2002 More Fine Homes and PropertiesGuana Cay-#0271-Finely crafted and designed 4/2 home on Boat Harbour. Offers a 2/1 800 sq. ft apartment downstairs, private dock, elevations of 40'+ and commanding views of the sea. $799,000 Treasure Cay-#0268-50,000 sq. ft lot next to the Tree Houses, zoned for up to 16 units on the prettiest part of Treasure Cays amazing beach. This is the only lot available on the entire beach. $700,000 Guana Cay-#0220-Ocean front lot with small beach, dock access on Boat Harbour, cleared, electricity, great elevations, ready for building. $168,000 Man-O-War Cay #1354 3/2 home only one lot away from the beach. Ideal for a second/ vacation home. Well-kept and features an outside, upstairs deck which presents some views of the Atlantic. Great potential for a rental. $415,000 Green Turtle Cay #0272 Magnificent residence on White Sound Bluff. 6 concrete buildings connected with wooden walkways. 15' x 25' pool, 16" Italian ceramic tiles, unbelievably numerous features. Call today! Marsh Harbour #0245 BEST PRICE IN TOWN Great starter home for new family. 3/2, large rooms, fenced in, big yard. $185,000 Budding TalentBy Anita Rolle Budding artists and performers are popping up in many places. At a recent workshop held at the Anglican Parish Hall, students of S.C. Bootle High School displayed their talent through art and poetry. ElevMore School News NewsFrom Page 32 In a continuing effort to encourage parent and community participation within our schools, the PTA of Coopers Town Primary has planned a grand fair and raffle fund raiser to be held during the spring of 2003. The plea to corporate Abaco has not gone unheard. Donations of prizes for the raffle from establishments such as Road Runners Bicycle Shop and Scotia Bank are making the organizers jobs just a little easier. More contributions and prizes are being asked for as well as greater participation of parents of the school. The PTA President is encouraging parents to become more involved in all that goes in their childrens school life. Shown above are Jeffery Cooper on the left, President of the Coopers Town Primary PTA, accepting the donation of a bicycle from Mr. Huel Moss on the right, owner of the Road Runner Bicycle Shop in Dundas Town. enth grader Devon Bootle presented his art work which he has been working on over a number of years. This talented young man used a sketch pad to create wonderful art through pencil, charcoal and pastel mediums. Devon began sketching a few years ago Please see School Page 35 Agape Christian School held a fund raising fair on November 16 on the school grounds. They offered a variety of games and fun activities including a bouncing castle, face painting, a frisbee toss, booths with Christmas decorations, pastries, sweets and steak dinners. Shown above is one of the food tents with one girl enjoying a snow cone.

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Page 34 The Abaconian December 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 build ing, 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 prevail ing 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 Serenity A real Estate property. Modern 4 bed/4.5 bath, 5600 sq. ft., two storey CBS home with incredible ocean views. Upper level extra large, open concept living/dining/kitchen with outdoor covered balcony and master en-suite bed/bath. Lower level 2 bed/2 bath, lounge, wet bar plus additional bed/bath and double garaage. Property has two fully land scaped lots with 290 feet ocean front. Special property with many, many additional features including 2 bed/1 bath caretakers cottage. $3,800,000 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.5 bed / 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 Frontbeginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interiorbeginning at $25,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD 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 The report said, Efforts to encourage IT training and provide greater end-user and teacher training were also identified as critical to convert the digital divide into digital opportunities. One of the recommendations of the Joint Committee was that domestic stimulus programs should be considered to encourage technological developments in each member country to enable the incorporation of technologies into local processes, spur innovation and to create new entrepreneurial ventures. Also, Several interdependent elements were also identified that, if addressed together, would help to increase digital opportunities. These elements included: advancing the development of information infrastructures and broadening access; enhancing training; increasing availability of relevant content; encouraging use of information technologies to address social needs such as education and health care; creating an appropriate legal environment for e-commerce; and promoting e-government. This is just a limited look at all that the Joint Committee had to say, but the implications are quite serious. The Bahamas lags too far behind in the technological realm, and the power to catch up is just not there, at least not without serious commitment on the part of the government and the individual. However, regardless of the implications of the FTAA, we should be encouraging more and more the use of technology (i.e. computers) at home and in our schools to ensure that our children are equipped for the future. And not just for our children, but for ourselves to ensure we are up to date on, or at least not to far out of it, as technology advances. The more we use computers the more we can handle the changes in technology; the learning curve will not be as steep. Computers provide countless opportunities for education and for enjoyment and assists in the creation of jobs, businesses. The learning curve at present is not so tremendously stratospheric so as to make it extremely difficult to understand and use a computer at the basic level. Buying a computer is an investment that can pay dividends for you and your family. It is my hope that in the years to come that PCs will become such a common item in the home as a TV and VCR. I believe that day is coming soon. With a computer you open unlimited opportunities for your childrens future, and you help to prepare for the coming FTAA act that will change our lives. With the affordability of computers today, you cannot afford to not have one. Roberts From Page 8 By Anita Rolle Higher education is viewed by most as one of the most substantial keys to success. Abaco is gradually becoming more conscious of the need for higher education. As seen in a past few issues of The Abaconian the numbers of persons deciding to further their education is definitely on the increase. At this time the College of the Bahamas offers courses which give college credits.Nova Southeastern University Will Offer ClassesHowever, Nova Southeastern University is planning to offer courses on Abaco beginning in early 2003. Nova Southeastern University is an academic institution that was established in 1964. It is the largest independent university in the State of Florida with more than 19,000 students currently enrolled. Scheduled to be offered is the Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Professional Management with a choice of concentration in either Accounting or Finance and Banking. The program is designed specifically for persons who have already done some college courses. A prerequisite for admission is to have at least 30 credits or an Associate Degree. For further information persons may contact Ms. Renee Knowles at telephone 3673511.

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December 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 35 OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERER ERER ER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIESOn Green Turtle Cay : The beach: 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 White Sound: Four inland lots within 5 minute walk of waterfront and public dock. $47,200 each 1/2 acre lots within 5 minute walk of public dock, water front and Green Turtle Club. $60,000-$70,000 each Quiet waterfront: 1.35 acres on Black Sound, with dock, close to beach $650,000 A fewel of a home with pool set hgh on a bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco. One acre of property stunningly landscaped with wooden walkways and decks. Six buildings set out in pod arrangement. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath. Wicker and rattan furniture throughout including pieces by Tommy Bahama. $2.8 million Green Turtle Estates: 1/2 acre only 125 feet from ocean beach. Firm $183,000 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 Black Sound: 2 acre parcel from sea to sea on Black Sound with excellent dock with amenitis. 125 ft. of beach front. $650,000 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: 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 Stunning new home. Interior still under construction. All materials on site to complete. Truck. 2 bed 2 bath. A/C throughout. Views of ocean, Guana Cay and Sea of Abaco. $775,500 ONO Coco 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 $340,000 1/4 acre on water front at Coco Bay with dock. 190 ft. of water front. Electrictiy on site $300,000 On 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 SOLD SOLDbut never took his skill seriously until his father saw some of his work and encouraged him by purchasing materials to assist him. It was then that he took note of what he was doing, began enjoying it and taking his artistic skill more seriously. A lot of my work is from the mind, from my imagination, he said. Devon anticipates becoming an architect and a graphic artist upon completing high school. He has entered three of his drawings in the 2002 Central Bank of the Bahamas Art Competition, which is held annually. Also showing off her talent, was Felicia Pritchard, a budding poet who uses this medium to express her true feelings. She applauds her English teacher, Ms. Joy McKenzie, for encouraging her to write. Felicia said, I write from the heart, mostly when Im in a quiet place and can focus. Felicia hopes to have her work published one day and thoroughly enjoyed delivering her very first performance at a writers workshop held recently in Marsh Harbour. SchoolFrom Page 33 The young people of the Zion Baptist Church of Moores Island travelled to participate in the 2002 Zion United Baptist Youth Convention held in Fox Town during the month of October. Here the group prepares to leave for their trip accompanied by Youth Leader Mrs. Karen Stuart (center seated). By Isobel Sherman On December 14 and 15 a group of artists will be holding their first art show on Tahiti Beach in Hope Town. Participating artists include Jeep Byers, Bridgette Bower Carey and Lori Thompson. Other artists will also be displaying their works Moores Island Youth Traveland Christmas ornaments made by various persons will be on sale. Part of the proceeds from the sales will be to purchase supplies for the art department at Abaco Central High School and the Humane Society of Hope Town.Tahiti Beach Will Host Art Show The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 9/01/02 "Son Burns" Treasure Cay 4 bedroom 3 bath 2,160 sq.ft. home almost 3/4 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock Fully Furnished #AB 0072 $635,000. Elbow Cay North End "Silver Butte" 2 bedroom 2 bath Home almost 1/2 Acre, 130' of Beach-front on beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. Superb Breezes and Ocean Views Furnished # AB 0070 $988,235. Elbow Cay "Marnie's Creek" 1/2 acre hilside building sites, a private dock slip for each parcel fabulous Sea of Abaco views # AB5114 NEW LISTING from; $230,000. Elbow Cay White Sound Area 6.13 Fabulous Acres perfect for development or elegant estate # 3697 $1,820,000 Elbow Cay -"Tahiti North" 2.5 acre building site north of and adjoining Dorro's Cove 91' of Sea of Abaco frontage 1,200' depth # AB5065 NEW LISTING $1,500,000. Great Cistern "The Chandlery" 4 bedroom, 2 bath lovely 2,200 sq.ft. home, one acre of land with cabin, called "Heaven" by current owner, perfect for studio. guest house or income property. # AB 0025 $349,900. Great Guana Cay "Oceanfrontier Hideaway" mini-resort Beachfront 6 unique 2 bedroom, 1 bath, rental log cabins2,000 gal/day Watermaker Central location # AB 0026 $1,275,000. Green Turtle Cay -104' x 80' Building site # 3619 $86,000. Green Turtle Cay "Coco Sound" 28 prime residential building sites between Coco Bay and White Sound from 1/4 1/2 acre #AB 5090 priced from $59,000 Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Beautiful 2.68 acre building site. seato-sea, between Coco Bay and the Ocean. Good elevations for spectacular views Dock. Fabulous beaches on sound and ocean. #AB 5067 $650,000. Green Turtle Cay Splendid hill top one acre buliding site. Great elevation, wonderful White Sound and Sea of Abaco views. # AB 5094 $485,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Area 1 Acre 140' x 300' Ocean Beachfront Building Site super views. #AB 5113 $275,000. Green Turtle Cay Family Residence 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath -2,265 sq.ft. living space on two floors on 1 1/2 secluded acres. # AB 0035 $945,000 Lubbers Quarters "Abaco Ocean Club Lot 105" 12,819 sq.ft. 1/4 acre.Beautiful Hillside Building Site Great Sea of Abaco Views. # AB 5097 UNDER CONTRACT. Man-O-War Cay "Outrageous" 4 bedroom 31/2 bath home. Furnished, Beach Access, Ocean View, Semi-Private Dock. # 2899 $875,000.Man-O-War Cay "Czanne" 3 bedroom 3 bath Luxury Residence-Large,Elegant Living Spaces Built 1998 Beach Great Ocean View #2861 $1,295,000. Man-O-War Cay "Gauguin" 2 bedroom 2 bath home Furnished, Near Beach Ocean View # 3435 $400,000. Marsh Harbour "Running Light" Commercial Over 100' of prime Marsh Harbour waterfront over 1/3 acre. 2,600 sq.ft of Office or residential space in two buildings. Great parking and room for expansion. Private Dock # AB 0042 $800,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Sea View" 2 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths 1,400 sq.ft. Home Private well protected Boat slip Furnished # AB 0068 $575,000. Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores "Pelican Point" 3 bedroom, 3 bath home A Marsh Harbour Landmark 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment on 2 Acresover 1,000' of water-frontage private dock with boat lift Fabulous Views of the Harbour & Sea of Abaco furnished #AB 0067 Price Upon Request.Marsh Harbour Cove Estates "Laura's Hideaway" Duplex 100' x 100' lot 2 2 bedroon, 1 bath apartments plus efficiency great location and rental income furnished # AB 0044 $228,000 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Spinnaker Reach" 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths 1,300 sq.ft. Private slips for 50' & 25' boats. AB 0069 $525,000. Sand Banks Creek One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90' of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of Treasure Cay. Limited Number Available #AB 5069 from $63,700.South Abaco Old Kerr's 24.69 acres 327 ft. magnificent sandy beach front. 1/2 hour from Marsh Harbour. Suitable for construction of cottages or small resort #AB 5104 $222,000.Tilloo Cay "Thompson Tract" 7 acres. sea-to-sea, good elevation for great Sea of Abaco and Ocean Views can be divided into 2 3.5 acre parcels #AB 5113 $965,000.Treasure Cay "Honey's Home" Windward Beach Road 3 bedroom, 3 bath 1,600 sq.ft. home 2/3 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock with Boat Lift Great Canal and Sea of Abaco Views. Furnished #AB 0066$765,000.Treasure Cay "South View" 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home. Canal Front Location Great Sea of Abaco Views, Good family home Fully furnished #AB 0030 $340,000. "Dannie's Den" Sand Banks Creek + 80' Waterfront Almost 1 1/2 wooded acres. 2 bedroom, 2 bath home Private Dock #AB 0073 NEW LISTING $395,000.Derek A. Lee, BRI Abaco District Managing BrokerRetta Thomas Office Manager Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-4608 Fax: (242) 367-5452 e.mail: dereklee@oii.netMargot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War Cay, Abaco Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.comChristopher PlummerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.comJohn CashEstate Agent Treasure Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 e.mail: jic@oii.netRoscoe Thompson, IIISales Assistant Elbow Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 366-0665 e.mail: roscoe@hgchristie.com "Down the Way" Little Harbour 3 bedroom 3 bath home -530' of harbour frontage Solar Electric w/gen. back up Private Docks-Boat House2 Garages Furnished # AB 0065 NEW PRICE $1,300,000.

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Page 36 The Abaconian December 1st, 2002 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE 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 Black Wood elegant, fully furnished, one and two bedroom apartments. At main entrance of Black Wood. Call 365-0614 or 554-8424 Cherokee 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 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 3672951 or 359-6658 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 www.abacos.com rentals real estate activities information cost-effective-ads Tel: 321-254-4901 Fax: 321-242-1356Hope 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 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, 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.The Bahamas Neurological CentreDr. Edwin Demeritte will have monthly neurology clinics at the Abaco Medical Clinic, Crockett Drive, Marsh Harbour Clinics the second Friday of every month For adults and children with neurological problems Neurodiagnostic testing, including EEGs, EMGs and others Specific test can be made available locally upon request To schedule appointments or testing please contact us 242-393-5962 Nassau 242-367-4240 Abaco NewsFrom Page 0Local GovernmentHope Town District Council31 Oct The lighthouse keepers job is still open with no applicants. However, one individual is being contacted. The employment conditions relating to Council clerk April Dawkins were detailed by Administrator Williams. The position is an extension of the Administrators staff and Ms. Dawkins reports to him and the Chief Councillor. Records and files are open to all Councillors but must be accessed through the secretary. She resides in Marsh Harbour and leaves Hope Town on the 4 p.m. ferry. She then works until 5:30 in the Administrators office working with his staff there. This gives her the opportunity to learn the various functions of his office in order to serve the Hope Town area more efficiently. Mr. Williams is planning that various licenses, permits and other fees can be paid in Hope Town as well as the issuance of permits and other documents. He hopes to have this office serve as a satellite of his Marsh Harbour office. Tenders for Man-O-War garbage collection and dump management, road and public area cleaning were discussed extensively. Based on the overall lower cost and past years satisfactory performance, the contract was awarded to Tony Albury to expire June 30, 2003, the end of the current fiscal year. ASP Leland Russell attended and said there is no plan currently for a resident police officer to be stationed in Hope Town. Housing is the main obstacle although he does not have an available officer at this time. He raised concerns over the traffic problem in the town and the law banning vehicular use in the town which is regularly violated. It was disclosed by Administrator Williams that a Justice of the Peace can book violators in the presence of a witness and this avenue should be pursued. The Chief Councillor is a Justice of the Peace. It was noted that in the absence of the Chief Councillor, the Deputy Chief Councillor is empowered to act with all the authority of the Chief Councillor. Sanitation concerns were raised over the many contractors on the cays and the lack of toilet facilities for workmen. Suggestions included rental portable toilets, a temporary outhouse on a pit and out-houses built temporarily on top of the septic tank. Contractors will be advised to provide toilet facilities of some type. A letter from a lawyer was read representing the property owner building a hotel and golf course on the south end of Tilloo Cay. Council was chided for not issuing the requested hotel license. Councillors then noted that the application for the building permit was submitted near the completion of the four hotel buildings and not prior to construction as required.. The Economic Council in Nassau did give permission for a ten room hotel and a nine hole golf course. However this permission is in addition to the local permit process which was not done at the beginning of the project.. The building inspector will be asked for a report on the projects status. The Buds and Blooms shop in Mamrorial Plaza in Marsh Harbour held on Open House on November 15. Beautifully decorated trees and accessories were admired by many shoppers. Shown above are Ms. Maureen Gardiner, Scotia Bank Manager, and Mrs. Courtney Chandler, also from Scotia Bank, admiring the unusual elegant decorations. Correction We regret that we made a mistake in naming the Administrator in a caption on page 2 of the Nov 15 paper. The man presenting an award is Mr. Gary Knowles, Administrator for North Abaco.

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December 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 37Minimum 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 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 LIGHTBOURN REALTYEach office is independently owned and operated 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 LtdNew! Luxurious Home. New! Luxurious Home. New! Luxurious Home. New! Luxurious Home. New! Luxurious Home. 3 Bed/ 3bath estate, swimming pool. Completely furnished Turn key. Call for details. New! Beachfr New! Beachfr New! Beachfr New! Beachfr New! Beachfr ontont ontont ont-, 1/2 Acre lot on the Atlantic Ocean $210,000 New! Ocean V New! Ocean V New! Ocean V New! Ocean V New! Ocean V iewiewiewiewiewTwo 1/3 acre lots with great views of the Sea. $85,000 YY YY Y achtsmanachtsman achtsmanachtsman achtsman s Drs Dr s Drs Dr s Dr eam eam eam eam eam Large treed lot with 125 ft. dock. Near to beach and settlement. $650,000 Coco Bay Coco Bay Coco Bay Coco Bay Coco Bay Lot with dock and dredged 7 channel. Dock has power already installed. $575,000 Little Harbour Little Harbour Little Harbour Little Harbour Little Harbour White Sound lot with deep water dock, electricity connected. plans for 2/2 house included with sale .. .. $375,000 White Sound White Sound White Sound White Sound White Sound hilltop lots with good views of the harbour. Water front lots also available. Starting at $94,000 Fantastic Starter Home Fantastic Starter Home Fantastic Starter Home Fantastic Starter Home Fantastic Starter Home Foundation with cistern already complete. Plans included. $95,000 BeachfrBeachfr BeachfrBeachfr Beachfr ont ont ont ont ont 100 frontage by 800 deep located on beautiful Long Bay Beach. $365,000. GrGr GrGr Gr een T een T een T een T een T urur urur ur tle Estates tle Estates tle Estates tle Estates tle Estates 3/3 two story home. Scenic sea views. Tastefully furnished $750,000 Coco BayCoco Bay Coco BayCoco Bay Coco Bay1 acres of elevated land, located across from the bay. $325,000 Black Sound Black Sound Black Sound Black Sound Black Sound deep water harbour side lots near settlement. 100 on the water, 1 acre. $305,000 Split Level T Split Level T Split Level T Split Level T Split Level T ownhouseownhouse ownhouseownhouse ownhouse 1/1 townhouse in a resort setting, walk to beach. A must see. $110,000 WW WW W aterater aterater ater frfr frfr fr ont ont ont ont ont two 1 acre waterfront lots in Blackwood 200 on water $50,000 each TT TT T rr rr r easureasur easureasur easur e Cay e Cay e Cay e Cay e Cay Residential lot near Ocean Beach Boulevard . . $25,000Green Turtle Cay OfficeAgent: Chris Farrington P.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Office # 242-365-4695, Fax # 242-365-4697 Email: chris.f@batelnet.bs Website: www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com P.O. Box AB 20955 East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 Fax: 242-367-2365 Residence: 242-367-2040 abacorealtor@abacoinet.comAffordable Property Select Homes Serving All AbacoNEW 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 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 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 Eight Mile Beach 15 acres,193 ft. on beach. 60 ft. elevation. Call 365-6035 Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, Rentals and Sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or Fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Marsh Harbour Duplex 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days Treasure Cay 3/2, patio, shed, double lot, 135 x 200, fully furnished, 1 block from beach. $200,000. Call 561-236-6649 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 561-7380996

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Page 38 The Abaconian December 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 Appeal fAppeal f Appeal fAppeal f Appeal f or Assisor Assis or Assisor Assis or Assis tt tt t anceance anceance anceContinued counseling is necessary for a family in Hope Town whose seven-year-old child has experienced a severe trauma. Anyone wishing to aid this family with their expenses may do so either by direct deposit to the joint account or by making your check payable to CIBC Account #0100718066 and mailing it to Karen Huff Lowe, Hope Town, Abaco. Your donation will remain anonymous. The family would like to thank those who have contributed thus far and express a heartfelt appreciation for your continued support. For additional information regarding this matter, you may contact Karen Huff Lowe at 366-0266 or Candace Key at 366-0059. CONGRATULATIONS!Jennifer & Bruce on the birth of an 8 lbs. 3 oz. baby girl Autumn Janea Albury MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOURLeslie A. Pinder Leslie A. Pinder Leslie A. Pinder Leslie A. Pinder Leslie A. PinderTT TT T el: 242-367-5046 el: 242-367-5046 el: 242-367-5046 el: 242-367-5046 el: 242-367-5046lesliedamianos.com lesliedamianos.com lesliedamianos.com lesliedamianos.com lesliedamianos.comELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA Y & HOPE TOWN Y & HOPE TOWN Y & HOPE TOWN Y & HOPE TOWN Y & HOPE TOWNKerry Sullivan Kerry Sullivan Kerry Sullivan Kerry Sullivan Kerry SullivanTT TT T el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040kerrydamianos.com kerrydamianos.com kerrydamianos.com kerrydamianos.com kerrydamianos.comLUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR TERSTERS TERSTERS TERSLaurie Schreiner Laurie Schreiner Laurie Schreiner Laurie Schreiner Laurie SchreinerTT TT T el: 242-366-3143 el: 242-366-3143 el: 242-366-3143 el: 242-366-3143 el: 242-366-3143lauriedamianos.com lauriedamianos.com lauriedamianos.com lauriedamianos.com lauriedamianos.comREGATTAS OF ABACO Ground floor 2 bedroom 2 bath, tile floors, central air, granite countertops, major appliances, covered patio, quality finishes, tennis court, pool and beach. Price $199,900. Last unit available at this price! LUBBERS QUARTERS Two gorgeous cottages located on 1.5 acres of beautiful landscaped waterfront property. One cottage brand new, 2 bed 1 bath with loft, second cottage 1 bed 1 bath with french doors, mexican tiles, porches, A/C. Private dock. Great investment property. Price $696,000. HOPE TOWN Coconut Cottage Adorable 1,000 sq. ft., 2 bed 2 bath Colonial cottage with view of the Atlantic Ocean. Across the road from a beautiful beach and close to town. Tastefully decorated, partially furnished, detached garage. $415,000. ELBOW CAY Dorros Cove- Summer Winds Cheerful three bed, two bath oceanfront house. Central A/C, pool, water maker, generator, close proximity to Tahiti Beach, two car garage. Fully furnished. $1,290,000. wwwwww wwwwww www .damianos.com .damianos.com .damianos.com .damianos.com .damianos.comREGATTAS OF ABACO New, fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with pool, tennis court, fitness centre and beautiful beach. On site rental management available. Ideal holiday apartment in convenient location. Asking $280,000. PELICAN SHORES WATERFRONT LOT on the harbour 200 x 255, great views, ideal place to build a dock, partially landscaped with coconut palms, ready to be built upon. Call for information. PELICAN SHORES ELEVATED WATERFRONT LOT 100 feet on the sea, all utilities available. Call for information. BAHAMA PALM SHORES SECTION ONE Two residential lots, great location, $22,000 each. BAHAMA PALM SHORES Two residential lots 150 feet from the beach, great sea views. Asking price $42,500. EASTERN SHORES Waterfront sea to sea 34,902 sq. ft. There is a 85 foot beach, good elevation, buildable on both sides. Last one available in area. Price $350,000 gross. CASUARINA POINT SECTION 4 ON THE CANAL 85 x 135 lot. Asking price $48,000. FOREST DRIVE 4 bed 3 bath 2 storey house on 59,940 sq. ft. property, double garage, concrete construction. Asking price $310,000. HIGH ROCK AREA Charming and well-kept 3 bed 2 bath 1,700 sq. ft. home on 124 x 125 enclosed lot. This home features a family room, tiled floors, new kitchen, large master bedroom, heated swimming pool and sundecks, central air, tropical landscaping and standby generator. Call for information. MARSH HARBOUR Triplex comprising (2) 1 bed x 1 bath apartments and (1) 2 bed x 2 bath apartment, furnished, central A/C, good income. Call for info. RESTAURANT FOR SALE Down town Marsh Harbour. Excellent location, reasonable business hours, great return on investment. Call for further information. GREAT ABACO CLUB 3 bedrooms, master spa bath and family bath. Concrete construction, fully furnished and equipped. Features vaulted ceiling, full-length covered terrace with secure deepwater dockage, finger and lie-along. On-site maintenance, gated and private. Beach Club privileges, good rental record. Call for information. HOPE TOWN Club Soliel Hotel, restaurant, marina on 1.75 acres; 320 feet harbourfront. $2,990,000. HOPE TOWN POINT Bellfree North End turnkey 1 bed, 1 bath cottage on 2/3 acres. Beautiful views of the Sea of Abaco. Plans for main house to be built on the point. Aluminum sea wall, private deep water dock with 50 amp. service, 13 foot Whaler and golf cart. $1,150,000. ELBOW CAY North End Large building site with ocean view near sandy beach. $114,000. ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA Y Y Y Y Y NEW LISTING Tahiti Hai Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in Dorros Cove, 1530sq, central a/c, wrap around deck, steps away from Tahiti Beach, dock access, separate gardeners accommodations. Panoramic view of Atlantic Ocean, Tilloo Cut and Sea of Abaco. Priced to sell: $960,000. LUBBERS QUARTERS NEW LISTING Waterfront lot with dock access. $140,000. LUBBERS QUARTERS NEW LISTING Interior lot with view. $46,000. TILLOO CAY Ocean front property in the Bight of Tilloo. Excellent elevation with sea to sea views. Access to dock and power to property. $89,000. 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The new queen is Dominique Chea chosen for her character Ariel, The Little Mermaid and the new king is Terrance Albury for his rendition of Joseph And His Coat of Many Colours. The entire evening was an experience not to be missed and the turnout by parents, family and friends was more than the schoolhouse could hold. It was obvious Ms. Lowe worked very hard with the children and, they also put a lot of effort into the evening. I feel certain there is not one among us who cannot go back and remember that time in our life when we first stood up to speak in front of a crowd and the raw fear it instilled in us back then. All the children did a wonderful job and we want to commend them for their courage and bravado for one day they may look back on this night with the same nostalgia we have done ourselves.A Doll ShowCherokee will be putting on a Doll Show on December 14th at the schoolhouse from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. Sandwiches and cold drinks will be available for purchase and an entrance fee of $2 will be collected at the door. All proceeds will be given to the Cherokee All-Age School. We understand not everyone is into dolls, but they have been around for over five centuries; in play and decoration, in symbolizing religious beings and events, and in instruction, advertizing and commemoration. We fully intend to show as many of the various different dolls as we can find and already have quite an interesting collection of dolls lined up for display including many from Abacos own past and expect to show a minimum of 150 items at the show including doll accessories, clothing and furniture. If you have a particular doll, maybe one that belonged to your mother or grandmother or just a special doll that was given to you as a child and would like to share it with others for this one afternoon, please give Lee Pinder at 366-2053 or Peggy Albury at 366-2018 a call. We assure you that your doll will be lovingly cared for and returned to you when the show is over. We believe that this is another first for Cherokee and Abaco and we hope to make the show as interesting and diverse as possible. We can only achieve this with the cooperation of our community. With Christmas right around the corner, what better time for this event. We hope you will come out and support this project. If you do, we promise you will receive a pleasant surprise.An Evening with Kids CornerThe children of our community will have an evening of Bible recitations and songs on December 15th at Epworth Methodist Chapel at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend as it is always a festive occasion. 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December 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 39 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 Mercury Outboard Engines Contact National Marine 35 HP$1000125 HP $4000 200 HP $5000 Call 367-2326 Mooring Rental MOW off public dock, up to 42 boat. Day, month, season. Call David at 365-6502 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 94 GMC Jimmy 4 door, clean, runs great, cold A/C. $5900. 367-3596 or 366-0354 98 Honda Odyssey Van 30,000 miles, excellent condtion. $19,000. 367-4616 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. 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. 367-2111 Big CaBig Ca Big CaBig Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 Call Us for All Your Travel NeedsTwin Engine, Turbo Prop, Turbo Jet and Helicopters AvailablePh: 954-938-9508 Fax: 954-938-9509 Cell Ph: 954-647-8278 Have sciatica? TMJ? Lower back pain? Headaches? Get relief with muscular therapy. Call Karen Lane @ 367-5215 Supply DepotHotel, Restaurant and Commercial SuppliesBlue WarehouseGovernment Subdivision Marsh HarbourPh/Fax 367-2128Call us or stop by BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SERVICES18 Fiberglass Abaco-built boat, 85 HP Yamaha engine almost new, 6-7 mos. old, aluminum gas tank. Make offer. 365-6061 21 Seacraft w/ new gil bracket. Boat & bracket may be sold separately. Located at National Marine. Asking $7000 OBO. Call 367-2326 21 Wellcraft with 250 HP Yamaha. Reduced to $21,500. Call 375-9190 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 25 Sea Cat with trailer twin Honda 90 HP 4 stroke, 438 hrs., VHF, GPS, radio w/cassette, depth finder, lots of storage and a fish well. Trailer has never been in water. Reduced to $38,000. Call Bea Shirley at 365-6074 26 Panga boat wtih 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 Daily Scheduled FlightsFt. Lauderdale AbacoCharters and Cargo AvailableCall 367-3597 366-0069 Or 954-359-0380 Tropical SouvenirsStraw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsDon MacKay Blvd. near Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour New Generation ConstructionCommercial Private Cabinetry Masonry Ph. 365-0614 375-3863 Blackwood Christmas SpecialThis Christmas give the gift of a new computer. Computers for all ages, kids and adults. Talking Beary Smart (18 months) Preschool desktop (ages 3 and up) Barbie laptops for girls Hotwheel laptops for boys Bilingual laptop teaches lessons in English and Spanish Compaq, Hewlett Packard, much more All reasonably priced. Call 352-2261 or 559-1189 Water Ways Boat RentalsRentals and Sales AgentsKey Largo Boats 16 to 25 Give it a try before you decide to buy Phone 242-365-6143 Man-O-War waterways@abacoinet.com Fynes Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay www.Fynes@msn.com COMMERCIAL SERVICES The licencing boards are able to give approval in principle to give assurance to investors that their overall plan is acceptable. The business will still be required to apply for a licence before opening. There are several areas of business that are reserved for Bahamians only. Mr. Conrad briefly reminded the group of those areas. Transportation and retail sales are two main areas reserved for Bahamians. LicencingFrom Page 2 invited speakers offered the Anchors essential hints on leadership as well as exploring the roles of the various committees and the Executive Board. An in-depth history of the Anchor Club was presented, and the members took time to plan the yearly calendar. Anchors were told of the scholarships that are offered; the Pilot Club International offers one to anyone wanting a career in a field related to brain-related disorders. The Anchor Club offers one as well. After the Leadership Seminar the Anchor Club attended a movie premiere of Barbershop at RND Cinemas. Halloween was the next big event. During Halloween Day the members visited the Every Child Counts Learning Center and gave out Halloween bags filled with candy to the students. Later while others were out CentralFrom Page 27 Trick-or-Treating, the Anchor Club members went Trick-or-Canning instead. They walked house to house requesting donations of canned goods to give out on Thanksgiving to the elderly and the shut-ins. On November 2 the members held a Halloween Dance at Club Seashells, with Disco Jockeys Bones and Fines. The event was very successful. The Anchor Club would like thank the Royal Bahamas Police Force for ensuring that the function remained safe for all those that attended. All monies gathered through the fund raisers will be used to fund future community service projects and to secure Camp Abaco as the venue for the 2003 Mini-Convention. A date was set for the next mini-convention, Anchors Making a Difference Through Love and Service to take place in February 2003 at Camp Abaco. The mini-convention offers Anchors from different districts a chance to interact and to deepen their understanding of the value of community service. The Club has made provisions to have young adult presenters offer advice. These include poet Michael Pintard, Pastor Stephen Knowles, Ms. Sandy Walker and Kayla Burrows of the Drug and Youth Council in Nassau. Give Your Friends, Relatives and Children a Subscription toThe Abaconian Put Your Orders in Before ChristmasCohiba CigarsPhone 367-2489

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