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December 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 10, NUMBER 24, DECEMBER 15th, 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 Meets with FarmersFarmers Name Problems and Discuss Govt. Policy Box Cars Race in Hope TownSchools Compete in Science Fair The annual science fair held at Central Abaco Primary School in Dundas Town had participation from eight schools this year. Shown above are winning students from Forest Heights Academy which won the overall trophy. Please see story on page 17. Rocky Farms of Abaco, a few miles south of Marsh Harbour, produces many of the poinsettia plants sold in The Bahamas. Mr. Hilbert Pinder, owner of the farm shown above, has been growing the plants on Abaco for the past seven Christmas seasons. He ships 75 percent of them to Nassau while the remainder are sold on Abaco. Mr. Pinder starts the poinsettia plants in August and September each year so they will be ready for the holiday period in December. Mr. Pinder started Rocky Farms of Nassau 20 years ago and now grows many of his nursery plants on Abaco. At 83 years of age, he is a remarkable person.Farm Grows 10,700 Poinsettias This years winner of the Senior Class in the Box Car Races in Hope Town on November 30 was this car built by Ricky Sweeting of White Sound. He had several cars coming in close behind his time. The course is an 800-foot hill, the site that each year bring s entries from several communities including this year one from the States. See story on page 11. By John Hedden Thanksgiving day, November 28th 2002, saw the arrival of the Minister of Agriculture on Abaco. The Minister had returned to Abaco on invitation from the Bahamas Farmers Association (Abaco Branch). The Association sponsored his trip and arranged a venue set up with Mackerels Restaurant of Dundas Town. The purpose of the invite was to allow members of the farming community the opportunity of sitting with the Minister in a casual atmosphere to discuss some of the more pressing problems facing the community. The venue was divided into two sessions. The morning session was a session in camera to allow for uninterrupted dialogue. Members of the food chain from producers through wholesalers and retailers were in attendance, including Claude Smith, Senator Edison Key, (both producers); Lowell Albury, (wholesaler); and Jeff Albury (retailer). Topics under discussion included the subjects of land tenure, labour, grades and standards for product marketing, the need for agricultural legislation and policy as well as Government assistance through financial, subsidy, and infrastructural input. The afternoon session was open to the public and mainly revolved around Government commitment to agricultural development in the Bahamas, the need for quality production, and the system utilised for leasPlease see Gray Page 2

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Page 2 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL 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 P ort of P alm Beach Monday Depart P ort of P alm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour 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 P artyFeaturing renowned Bahamian artist KB & The Falcons and a Fabulous Buffet including Party Favors and a Midnight Champagne Toasting and use of Crown Lands by the farming community. Farmers were concerned about present marketing schemes through the Government exchange in Nassau, catastrophe relief programmes such as crop insurance, the quality of products marketed by the Fish and Farm Supply Store on Potters Cay and the need for packing and processing facilities on Abaco. The Bahamas Farmers Association termed the meeting a success in that it allowed the agricultural community to open dialogue with the public service. It is hoped that this dialogue will be ongoing; and that over time the Ministry of Agriculture, the farmers, and the consuming public will better understand the demands and requirements of the various facets of the food supply chain resulting in a high quality, conGrayFrom Page 1 sistent, reasonably priced Bahamian product to compete at the marketplace. Other productions by the Bahamas Farmers Association over the last twelve months have included the Farm and Agricultural Show in February, the Radio Talk Show on World Food day in October, numerous in-house meetings for farmers and the production of extension leaflets for farmers and home gardeners. Other programmes are planned for 2003. The Hon. V. Alfred Gray, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Local Government, met with Abaco farmers on November 28 to discuss their concerns. Shown above are, left to right, Min. Gray, Mr. Hamfreth Rahming, Secretary of the Abaco Agricultural Cooperative, and Mr. Augustine Williams, President of the Cooperative. Subscribe toThe AbaconianTodayMin. Gray Urges Farmers to Work Together

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December 15th, 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. B each F rontage 2000 ft. Depth 2 Tract s Available Magnificent P anoramic V iews 60 Elevations Stunning Shorelines Ocean Beach 26 Miles South of Marsh Harbour From Airport Roundabout Building Materials Windows & Doors Flooring & Roofing Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinets Plumbing Fixtures Paints Lighting Fixtures Electrical Items Hand & Power T ools 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 BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW! The following licenses expire December 31 each year and must be renewed if not done already. Liquor, Music and Dancing Licenses Gun Licenses Commercial Boat Licenses Masters Licenses (Captains) Commercial and Private Dock Licenses Commercial and Private Mooring Licenses Groyne, Abutment and Breakwater Licenses (Includes construction on the seabed) Persons of businesses holding liquor, music and dancing licenses must apply for renewal and are subject to an inspection. All gun owners must take their guns to the police station in their district for inspection prior to renewing their license. After the inspection, the license is paid for in the administrators office. Commercial boat owners are advised to contact the Port Officer or Port Authority in their district for an inspection and renewal of the license. This includes fishing boats and rental boats. Private boat licenses expire March 31 and must be renewed before that date. Drivers licenses expire at the end of the month of the holders birthday. Private vehicle licenses expire twelve months after the vehicle was first registered and licensed. Commercial and company vehicles must be inspected and relicensed by March 31 of each year. Abaco Beauty Supply Happy HolidayDeep Wave, Yaki Pony, Micro Dot & Afro Kiny Bulk Doo Growth, Profectiv & Hask Placenta Protein Treatment Iman Cosmetics & Eyelashes Andis clippers, dryers & curley irons Cosmetic jewelry Hair brading Skin care Neosporin, Movate, Omic, Lemonvate-GelDec 13 24 Holiday Special All hair 10% offMonday Saturday 9 9 Opposite Radio Abaco Phone 367-2386 A Summary of Common License Renewals

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Page 4 The Abaconian December 15th, 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. Refridgerator w/ Icemaker Was $1025Now $855 18 CU. FT. Refridgerator 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 W asher 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 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 5 SC Bootle Highway 3 1/2 Miles outside Marsh HarbourJoin us for some of the best Bahamian Dishes you will find in Abaco at affordable prices.For Dinner Reservations Call Us Tel: 367-5331 or 367-5333 Look For Our Sign! Looking For ALooking For A Looking For ALooking For A Looking For A New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To DineThe Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy ParrotMonday Sunday Lunch 11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Happy hour Weekdays 5:30 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy our Bahamian Breakfast! Saturday Morning 8 10 a.m. Sunday Breakfast 9 11 a.m. NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday SAVE THE CORKS & ENTER TO W I N A NEW CHAR-BROIL GAS BAR-B-QUE A premium Belgium lager beerMajor credit cards acceptedA premium lite beerWhen you purchase any bottle of wine at Bristol Cellars/ William Brewer T reasure 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 PURCHASED FROM WILLIAM BREWER / BRISTOL CELLARSChristmas SaleDecember 7 24Buy two & get one freeon selected itemsAlso special reduced prices on selected beer products Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure Cay Open Monday Saturday 9 am 6 pmPh: 367-2180 Fax: 367-5241Merry Christmas and Happy New Yearfrom the management and staff We thank you for your support in 2002 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderGenerous Gift ReceivedA generous gift was received from the second-home owner family of a long-time visitor to our shores. As you may recall Todd Pittman, an accomplished and very successful stockbroker working for one of the firms at the World Trade Center in New York City on that fateful day of September 11, 2001, was lost in the horrific terrorist act. His father and sister have made donations in Todds memory to the schools he attended in his home town in upstate New York and because of the many happy times he spent here on Abaco they felt they wanted to do something here, too, in Todds name. The Pittman Family have very generously donated enough money to purchase all the windows for the Old School in Cherokee. This will bring our project one step closer to being finished and is very much appreciated He was a young man liked by all who met him and we will certainly never forget his untimely death. This kind remembrance to Cherokee in Todds name only assures us his memory still lives on and will not soon be forgotten.Candlelight ServiceNormally held on the last Sunday night before Christmas, this year on December 22, it is that one night a year that brings almost everyone out, both the faithful and the skeptical. It is an uplifting evening of familiar carol singing and seasonal scripture readings that remind us all of night in a stable over 2000 years ago. It is a night to rejoice and be thankful. Dont miss it, all are welcome.Community CarolingAnother Cherokee tradition, there will be caroling during the week prior to Christmas. Anyone in good voice is invited to join the group that usually starts out at 6 p.m. in front of the Methodist Church and makes its rounds through the community, weather permitting.Foreday MeetingsTraditional church services will be held at 5 a.m. on the two days before Christmas, the 24th and 25th of December for those of strong determination and an ardent faith. All are invited to attend these special holiday church services.Community TreeCalling all the folks with Cherokee roots from near and far. Since 1946 the people of this community have gathered to await the coming of Santa Claus. When he arrives, usually around 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24th, he will give out the gifts at the big community tree in front of the Methodist Church in the center of town. To make certain that every child receives the gift that is intended for them, please mark all gifts (preferably in very large print) with the name of the recipient, showing both the first and last names. As always food and refreshments will be served at the schoolhouse across the street only after all the gifts have been handed out and Santa departs again for the North Pole. This is a time of warm holiday fellowship, a time to visit with family, friends and neighbours. And if you come, you will undoubtedly receive a wonderful feeling of goodwill and, hopefully someone will coax you into joining the rest of the crowd in singing some of your favourite Christmas carols. We hope to see you there.Annual Burning of The GuysSome are big, some are small, some ride bikes and some actually have names. We are never short of Guys. Only Cherokee burns them on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, usually with lots of pretty fireworks afterwards. Sometimes there are as many as 12 to 15 Guys mounted on tall poles at The Spit and set aflame in the early evening hours.MerMer MerMer Mer rr rr r y Chry Chr y Chry Chr y Chr isis isis is tmas andtmas and tmas andtmas and tmas and a Happa Happ a Happa Happ a Happ y Ny N y Ny N y N ee ee e w Yw Y w Yw Y w Y earear earear ear News of South AbacoSupport Citizens Against Crime

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Page 6 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002 Now high-speed Internet is available everywhere!Call the DirecWay Internet specialists at242Top of the hill, Mackey Street fax 242www.satellitebahamas.com Blazing fast Internet access Always on no dialing up or logging on No second phone line needed By Anita Rolle Creating self awareness was just one of the many goals achieved by those enrolled in the 2002 Bahamahost lecture series held November 18 through 30, 2002. Established in 1978, the Bahamahost is a self improvement program offered by the Ministry of Tourism which takes the avenue of upgrading through knowledge. Originally geared toward persons directly related to the tourism industry, the program was made accessible to the general public. Bahamahost re-Tourism Knowledge Is Featured in Programcently completed its 17th session in Central Abaco, leaving satisfied participants who now have a much deeper appreciation for things Bahamian and our number one industry tourism. Mr. Bradley Bain, Director of Industry Training with the Ministry of Tourism, in opening the 17th session applauded those present for taking the step to better themselves. He remarked, I encourage you to take in as much information as possible as our number one industry tourism affects all of us, not just persons working directly in tourism. Following two weeks of intensive training, the group of over 35 persons found themselves equipped with adequate knowledge on our history, geography, civics, culture, economics, teamwork and effective communication to enhance their attitudes and customer service abilities. The class consisted of a broad cross section of professions, all eager to soak up as much information as possible. Facilitators and trainers included professionals with a wealth of knowledge in the various topics outlined for the course, including Mrs. Marilyn Johnson, Senior Executive Industry Training with the Ministry of Tourism. The program, full of excitement, encouraged activity and promoted teamwork as a necessary base for success. A great time was had, valuable friendships formed and a wealth of knowledge gained. A session is scheduled for North Abaco in January 2002. This will be followed with a graduation for both groups on January 19th, 2003. The participants of the Bahamahost course offered for Central Abaco entertained family and friends with a talent night at the conclusion of their two-week course. They are shown here performing with a rake and scrape band and enjoying the relaxing evening. The next Bahamahost program to be held on Abaco will be early next year in Coopers Town. Join us for a Traditional English Christmas Eve Dinner Seating will be at 6pm and 8pm SoupSeafood Bisque SaladLodge Salad mixed greens, baby shrimp, cherry tomatoes, manderines, bacon bits, sliced almonds & mango dressing Entr eesPrime Rib Au Jus with Yorkshire pudding, julienne vegetables, roast potatoes & horseradish sauce Cornish Hen stuffed with savory wild rice, brockolini & roast potatoes Fresh Salmon served on a bed of creamy mushroom rice brockolini & a dill sauce Rack of Lamb honey crusted and served with roasted potatoes, julienne vegetables & mint jelly DessertsMince Pie Apple Pie & Ice Cream English Sherry Trifle$36.00 per Person Children 6-12 $15.00 Under 6 FreeRESERVATIONS REQUIRED Phone (242) 366-0095 VHF Ch. 16

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December 15th, 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!By Theresa Pinder On November 5th Sapodillys Restaurant in Marsh Harbour hosted its annual winetasting fund raising event. The evening was spent sampling the wines generously donated by Bristol Cellars while viewing items and handcrafted goods that local businesses and artists had donated toward the auction that took place that evening. The funds raised over the evening were donated to Abaco Crash Rescue, the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department and Trauma One. In addition to the funds generated by the auction, Mr. Paul Wujack, the owner of the W J Private Foundation, donated $5,000 to each organization. Two months earlier, Mr. Wujack had donated a check in the amount of $5,000 to the Abaco Crash Rescue Association. Thanks go to the Bristol Cellars for providing the beverages, to Price Right for donating the food and the many local artists and businesses that helped make this evening possible. Thanks are to owed Brenda Claridge for allowing the use of Sapodillys facilities. Sapodillys hosted its annual fashion show fund raiser on November 4. Clothing, jewelry and shoe apparel were modeled from Adam & Eve and Solomons Mines, a variety of accessories to suit the casual dresser to the professional employee. While enjoying the fashion display, those in attendance enjoyed a luncheon. A portion of the proceeds from the luncheon was donated to the Abaco Cancer Society.Donations Go to Volunteer GroupsMr. Paul Wujack of the WJ Private Foundation made generous donations to three volunteer services of Central Abaco. He is shown above at Sapodillys Restaurant with the recipients of the donations, Abaco Crash Rescue, the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department and Trauma One ambulance service. They are, standing left to right, Donna Darville, Mr. Wujack, Dan Wiltfang, Andrew Pinder and Yvonne Key. Kneeling are Colin Albury and Cameron Sands.

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Page 8 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002 The Editor Says . Christmas comfort in a troubled worldAll About TownThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Theresa Pinder, Anita Rolle, Isobel Sherman Contributors: Margo Albury, Diane Claridge, Pat Elkins, John Hedden, Linda Henson, Stafford Patterson, 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 . Christmas TimeDavid RalphBy Isobel ShermanTraffic Lights Are NeededA call for additional traffic lights has gone out. A recent accident at the intersection of S.C. Bootle Highway and Don MacKay Boulevard caused the call for more traffic lights. In a traffic survey done a few years ago 8400 hundred vehicles traveled Don MacKay Boulevard in a 24 hour period. In a traffic study done approximately two years ago the recommendation was for the installation of at least three more traffic lights. Now it is up to Local Government to see what can be done to control the traffic in Marsh Harbour.Thank YouA few weeks ago I was a customer in Bellevue. When the clerk handed me change after my purchase, I said, Think you. With that the clerk proceeded to tell me how I always say thank you, but she felt it was a dying art as many persons according to her just do not say thank you. As I traveled around these last few weeks, I have been listening to hear thank you, particularly in stores. I must confess many times there arent any to be heard. Maybe we take for granted that the clerk in a store is doing a job, a service-oriented job, and as a result no thank you is needed. But when someone says thank you to you for doing something, doesnt that make you feel good?Merry ChristmasIt is that time of year when it is time to wish people we know, people we love and hopefully people we dislike a Merry Christmas. This Christmas is a very special one for my daughter and me. To all those who read this, especially my chief critic who also praises, Mr. Patrick Bethel, I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Gods Blessings to you and yours. To Patrick, please comment on this article. Merry Christmas and Merry Christmas to preacher (only Patrick would understand the last one!)Domestic ViolenceMany comments and stories have been written about the escalating problem of domestic violence. Workshops have been held here on Abaco and many more in Nassau and Freeport. In Nassau the Crisis Center operates a 24-hour hot line along with many other services for victims of domestic violence. In Freeport there is a support group for victims. On Abaco there is none. Individuals are doing what they can but the attitude needs to improve and support, especially emotional support, is badly needed for these victims many of whom are women. Many victims are in fear and many are living in situations because they have no alternative or are too afraid to leave. It is time for Abaco to form a support group. It is time for persons to be able to get the help they need when their world is falling apart. It is time that we teach our male children from birth that to hit a woman is wrong and to teach all our children that to verbally abuse another person to the determent of that persons emotional and mental state is WRONG. We can improve the handling of domestic violence. Too many people do not believe the victims. Too many persons say forget about it she will go back. In many cases the victim has no viable alternative and those who are able to stay out of the abused environment find it extremely hard to do so. There are persons who tease and try to start trouble and there are persons who say the victim is guilty. The law is not being followed correctly because in a life and death situation an order to keep the peace or binding over usually takes at least a week and a half. When the hearing happens, it is still difficult to get in many cases. The time frame I have been told by a legal advisor in Nassau should be no more than two days for a keep the peace order hearing in cases of violence. Interesting indeed. Hopefully, in the coming months there will be a support groups for all persons who are victims of domestic violence here in Central Abaco. Maybe someday there will even be a safe house and a halfway house for victims to begin to rebuild their lives. The best way to stop this increasing crime is by intense education. As one minister said to break the generational curse, It can be done. The new year is coming. It is time to act, citizens of Abaco, not just against some crimes but also the crime of domestic violence. By: S. Timothy Roberts Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. Mary Ellen Chase Christmas time is here. Time for shopping and cooking and decorating and more. Time for feasting and gathering together the whole family and friends and enjoying each other. Each year it seems the same, in certain respects, as the year before. The busyness of the season often overwhelms the joy and happiness that we should experience. At the heart of Christmas is love, peace and joy, or as the angels proclaimed over 2000 years ago, peace and goodwill toward men. And should we look to the origin of Christmas we can find the very first gift (a gift of awesome love) given to all mankind wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. The heart of this season has permeated through 2000 years and will continue for whatever time remains. And it is this same heart or spirit that we need to grab hold of, not just for the Christmas season but all year round. Gifts that are truly meaningful to all humanity are not found wrapped beneath the Christmas tree but are felt in the warmth and love from family and friends as they share the joys of this time of year. Christmas is not a time of pride to see who can get or give the biggest or best gifts but a time to truly share love through whatever means we can. It is a time for giving our time and our attention to the ones we love. Christmas is not a time of selfishness nor a time a time of hard feelings but rather a time for sharing, caring and forgiving. It is a time of family togetherness and unity. Christmas, as they say, only comes once a year. But these things love, peace, joy and goodwill these should be with us all year round. These things bring all of humanity together and they promote peace in every part of the world, something we have such a lack of these recent years. These year give the gift of love, let your loved ones unwrap the gift of warmth and caring on Christmas day and every other day through the year. He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree. Sunshine Magazine A columnist in a recent article in a news magazine commented that it is arguable that the world has never known a more dangerous time. Besides the advanced physics that creates nuclear weapons, there is the distinct threat that barbarians can release viruses such as smallpox or can commit other terrorist acts which put the entire world in a state of fear. Many people are afraid of the future. This is evident right here on Abaco with hotel and home rental reservations down dramatically over Thanksgiving and Christmas. Visitors are afraid to leave the security of their home area. A greater proportion of our visitors are now coming from Southeastern United States and in particular Florida as coming here does not require long flights. People are insecure. No one knows just where or how terrorists will strike next. And with a war with Saddam seemingly eminent, people around the world are apprehensive. Another strike directly on the United States is probable. For several decades the world has been in a relatively quiet era although there have been many hot spots where war in various forms has been a way of life. Many of these conflicts have been ongoing for years and the people have suffered greatly. Ireland, Israel and the Palestinians, Columbian rebels, Chechnia in the Soviet Union, Indias and Pakistans dispute over Kashmir and many other countries with conflicts. In each of these it is innocent people who bear the brunt of the suffering. There are many other uncertainties cropping up in our secure world. World trade and the FTAA is a big concern for our little country which could easily be overwhelmed by the big economies pushing their own agendas, not considering any other countrys welfare. Some of the most dramatic changes which the world is likely to see are the repercussions from the proliferation of the AIDS epidemic. This epidemic has been claiming 3 million people a year but the areas heavily affected are countries with little influence worldwide. However, three countries with very large populations, Russia, China and India, are on the brink of major outbreaks of this insidious disease. Over the next ten to twenty years this will greatly affect all parts of the world as countries priorities change and economies are altered to deal with the consequences of this epidemic. This will destabilize those countries and will create masses of frustrated, angry people. Because of destabilization even more serious problems will emerge which no one can predict. But it will create major changes. All of us on Abaco have been concerned since 9/11 just how much we will be affected. We are entirely dependent on the outside world. Anything that creates a bump in the economy of our neighbor directly affects us to an even greater degree. We have definitely realized a change in attitude since 9/11 and we all know that other events there will cause even more repercussions here. We realize that our comfortable lifestyle is not going to remain withoutt hard work. We are very fortunate in that we live in a peaceful area of the world. Yes, we have problems but they are truly minor compared to problems of people in other parts of the world. Much of our violence is Nassaubased with relatively little spilling over to the Family Islands. We should be most thankful that God has allowed us to live in peace and quiet. This does not mean that we can sit back and relax. We may have Gods blessing but He expects us to do what we can to protect this tranquility. We have been given intelligence and abilities to use and we must use them wisely. In this holiday season we are reminded once again of the fact that true peace comes only from the Babe in the manger in Bethlehem. We can be thankful when we realize that that same Babe is still with us in spirit and is still giving peace in hearts through faith. Whatever comes about in this world, we can have the assurance that we are in the protective care of the One who loved us enough to come into the world for all who truly believe. This Christmas let us show true love as we go about our daily lives. Let us show one another that we care, that we are considerate and kind, that we truly love one another. It is interesting that church attendance is much greater during this season. Even those marginal church-goers find the Christmas message comforting. And as we go through this holiday time, let us worship the Babe in a truly sincerely manner, giving thanks for all the good things in our lives. If we are truly appreciative, then we will be better people. We will realize that whatever comes, we have strength through that Babe to cope, that He will be with us.

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December 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 98 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Explore the Golden Reef and find a delightful array of resort-wear fashions, Abaco Gold jewellery and other fine gold jewelery to dazzle you, art prints, and many other souvenirs and gifts to take back home to remind you of your visit with us. Located in the heart of New Plymouth Green Turtle Cay on Parliament Street Tel: (242) 365-4511 Airport Is DeplorableDear Editor, My family and I recently spent our vacation in the Abacos. We arrived in Marsh Harbor in a downpour of rain and made a mad dash for the terminal. After passing through immigration, we proceeded to collect our bags and were horrified that we had to go and collect our own bags off the baggage cart in the pouring rain. Passengers grappled for their bags resulting in a toppling of bags into the mud. Needless to say, we arrived at our house totally soaked with muddy bags and wet clothing. On a positive note we enjoyed our stay. The Abaco Islands are beautiful and we found the people friendly and helpful. It would appear that you have a thriving tourist industry. The islands seem prosperous. We were wondering why the airport is so deplorable? First impressions are important. If tourism is your primary business, doesnt it seem like a good idea to spend some of your revenue on the place your visitors see first. I had to laugh a little when we were leaving. After climbing over bags and trying to find a place to sit down, the ticket agent said that will be $60 for departure tax. For what, I thought. Your island has a lot of potential. However, I think that you have to remember that there are lots of places with sand, sun and friendly people. It would be a good idea to remember how your bread gets buttered. An improved airport would be the best investment you could make for your industry. The return on the investment would be immediate. Jim and Judy Fossil Toronto, CanadaPraise for Her SchoolDear Editor: In recent issues of this newspaper there have been several letters written in reference to my high school, Forest Heights Academy. I am saddened to say that these letters were written from a very derogatory standpoint. They included very negative comments about my high school and its scholastic achievements. I found these letters very disturbing because I feel that Forest Heights Academy is by far the highest quality and most successful high school on our island. I graduated from Forest Heights Academy in June of this year, after attending this institution for six years. During this time I found the work to be challenging and well presented by teachers who truly cared about their students. They were always there to lend a helping hand and offer advice and criticism when necessary. There always seem to be healthy relationship between students and teachers and I never once heard a complaint that the school was not providing a good education for Abacos youth. These characteristics in themselves prove the success Forest Heights Academy has gained, but most of all, I think that the schools success is evident through the high scores its students receive annually on our national exams. For the past several years Forest Heights Academy as a school and its students individually have been recipients of several awards for top scores in these exams. In each of the years 2000 and 2002 one of Forest Heights Academys graduating students received the top scores in the BGCSE exams for the island of Abaco. Also a ninth grade student received the top BJC exam scores for the island of Abaco in each of the years 1999 and 2000. Forest Heights Academy also received these awards and others in several other years. Since I have been in college these past three months, I have come to realize how thoroughly I had been prepared for college work. I have found my college courses challenging. After talking to many students who attended other schools, I have come to realize that I was far better prepared for college than they were. Many students were never taught how to write a lab report or an effective essay as I was. And I have Forest Heights Academys teachers to thank for this. Ms. Joy Chaplin of Biology and Combined Science and Ms. Leslie Kennedy of English Language and Literature settled for nothing but the best from their students and I owe them for my ability to write lab reports and essays. I am sure there are as many opinions of Forest Heights Academy as there are students, but I am also confident that if you ask any students who graduated from Forest Heights Academy and are now attending college what they think of their high school, they will tell you, if nothing else, that they were well prepared for college work. So, all I ask is that people consider the high test scores and the success of Forest Heights Academys students before they make negative comments about my high school. Sincerely, Bianca BethelSetting the Record StraightDear Sir/Madame, In order to secure our continued support from the community, (as we are a fledgling association,) we would like you to take note of that our last effort, the new parking lot at the beginning of the government dock as shown in the last issue of The Abaconian is a project of the Guana Cay Community Association spearheaded by Mr. Troy Albury. We are working for a better and more beautiful community. With the support of the community and our second home owners, we hope to continue with many more projects in the future; ie; a new government dock, the beautification of Front Street, the planting of flowering trees, the sale of our beautiful poetry book to support the Guana Cay Community Association and the Guana Cay All Age School. If you would like a copy of the Guana Cay Community Association newsletter, e-mail us at guanacayca@hotmail.com! Have a great day! The Guana Cay Community Association AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Monday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

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Page 10 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002 Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmasand a Prosperous New Year! and a Prosperous New Year! and a Prosperous New Year! and a Prosperous New Year! and a Prosperous New Year! Have aHave a Have aHave a Have a We want to thank all our supporters on Abaco during this holiday season. AbacomChristmas Specials Throughout Store Complete Systems Starting at Mon. Fri. 9 am 5 pm Sat. 9 am 12 pm Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour Ph: 367-3475 FREECD Burner & Printer with every system $699Man-O-WarBy Pat ElkinsJoes Kicks Off Holiday SeasonMarianne Albury welcomed all to the 14th annual Christmas Open House at Joes Studio on November 30. Even though Christmas lights had started to appear in the weeks before, this event seemed to unofficially announce that the holidays are upon us. The weather was picture perfect and shoppers and lookers enjoyed the food and festivities. Two of our visitors strummed holiday music as island treats were sampled from the buffet tables. A New England specialty, apple cider served cold and mulled, was brought all the way from Massachusetts by Mariannes News of the Caysbrothers, Tom and Bob Raslausky. Inside the store clerks Leola and Christina Sweeting were in the spirit of Christmas, too, sporting Santa hats as they rang up purchases and wrapped presents for those who had found the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones. Thanks to Marianne and Joe for another great open house and all their helpers who made the day possible.Church NewsLest we forget the reason for the season, please make plans to attend the Christmas programs at our churches. New Life Church will hold their program on the evening of December 18. Man-O-War Church of God follows on December 20. The Gospel Chapel will hold theirs on December 22. Please check with church members for exact times.School NewsEven though she is no longer a student at Man-O-War School, Junea Sweeting has not stopped furthering her education. This month Junea finished the secondary phase of her education by completing the General Studies Home Schooling program under the American School. Juneas parents, Walter and Winnie Sweeting, are proud of the fact that she has fulfilled four years of high school requirements in just one year. Even Junea Sweeting has completed her high school education completing all four years in one year through correspondence courses. The Man-O-War young people along with some parents spent an evening caroling outside the homes of elderly. They are shown here in front of Mrs. Estelles house. They did this instead of presenting a Christmas school program. Please see Cays Page 11

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December 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 11 More News of the Caysthough she was working, she never let her standards fall and received her diploma with a 96.2 average. Junea has not decided what her plans are for the future so she will continue to work at Man-O-War Hardware. Congratulations to Junea for a job well done.School Christmas ProgramThe holidays seemed to come out of nowhere this year. The students at Man-OWar School were ready, though. Instead of the usual Christmas program at school the students decided they would like to revive an old tradition. On the evening of December 6 the students and some of their parents went Christmas Caroling. Up and down the Queens Highway strains of Hark! the Herald Angels Sing and Joy to the World could be heard as children and adults alike joined in. Others were charmed by the idea and joined the parade. Everyone enjoyed the evening and are in hopes that caroling will once again become a tradition on our island.SportsVeteran bodybuilder Arthur Elden competed in his first 60 and over competition on November 30 in Hialeah, Florida where he won the heavyweight division of the South Florida Bodybuilding Championship. He is now in his fifth consecutive decade as a competitive bodybuilder. Arthur says it has taken a lot of dedication and desire to make it this far. He is thankful to Mr. Herbert Wong for his continuing encouragement. This contest was his last one for the year.Have a great holiday! Have a great holiday! Have a great holiday! Have a great holiday! Have a great holiday!Hope TownCompetition Is Keen at Box Car RacesBy Stafford Patterson The 5th annual Big Hill Box Car Derby was held on November 30th on Elbow Cay. Mother Nature provided a beautiful day. A former Champion and a newcomer had a stellar day at the races. Food, drinks and Tee shirts were offered for sale. Transportation was provided for off island visitors from the public dock to the site. After a full round of time trials were held, the eliminations began. With entries from Hope Town, Man-O-War Cay, Marsh Harbour and the USA, there was some serious competition for the categories of Fastest Downhill run as well as the Slalom run in both junior and senior classes. Rick Sweeting of White Sound had the fastest Downhill time down the 800-foot course in the senior class, 33.12 seconds, followed closely by the Lighthouse Marina crew, Dan McCully and Charlie Cooke. Junior Downhill results were Scurvy Few Club first with Stephen Malone, Sundance Marine and Calypso rounding out the top four. Slalom competition put on quite a show of driving skill as drivers negotiated the course of markers trying not to hit any of them and incur a time penalty. The crowd witnessed a few great saves as well as a few wipe outs. With the best time of two runs once again, Rick Sweeting topped the chart with Scurvy Few, Dan McCully and Shane Cash 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Juniors did well with a finishing order of Scurvy Few, Please see Cays Page 36 CaysFrom Page 10 The box cars came in every size and shape, showing great ingenuity and creativity. Some of the carts entered both the Senior and Junior Divisions but with different drivers. Most carts had only one person but one car was a three-man car. This is the finish line for one competitor. The checkered flag announces that he has completed the downhill competition.

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Page 12 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002 Thanking You For Your Support Throughout The Year And Wishing You A Merry Christmas STANDARD HARDWARELUMBER & PLUMBING SUPPLIES LIMITEDSTANDARD HARDWARECall Us For Assistance Today! Office: 367-2660 Store: 367-2811 Fax: 367-2645 At Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2278snappas@msn.com Open 11 am until. . 7 days a week Happy Hour Daily 5 7:30World Famous Grilled Food & CocktailsWild Wednesday Happy Hour 5 11 Major Credit Cards accepted Abaco GoldORIGINAL HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY Open Daily in Marsh Harbour (242) 367-4405 ABACO GOLD is the finest handcrafted 14k jewelry designed and manufactured by ninth generation Abaconians in Abaco.~ ALSO ~Resort wear for men, women & children Unique gifts, souvenir items, T-shirts & caps~ CLOSED SUNDAY ~ 14K GOLD JEWELRY: CHAINS BRACELETS EARRINGSGEMSTONES: RUBIES DIAMONDS EMERALDS SAPHHIRES PEARLS OPALS By Theresa PinderECC Holds Open HouseThe Every Child Counts Learning Center opened its doors to the public on December 1st, 2002. The first such event since it made the transition to the old St. Francis de Sales Convent, the facilities were made available for the community to tour and inquire about how the program functions. Special Education teachers Pamela Hepburn and Margaret Philips displayed projects and other classwork that the students had completed and were available for questioning. Patty Basalone, the President of Island Biz Kids, a nonprofit corporation designed to help fund programs of this nature, was also present. She had on display the originals of the winning artwork from the island-wide art competition held earlier this year. These framed originals are currently being auctioned online on the Abaco Message Board, www.AbacoBoard.com,. Smaller reproductions and other designs in the form of cards and t-shirts were also on display for sale. Anyone interested can purchase these items from the Every Child Counts Learning Center. Proceeds from the auctioned artwork will be divided between the artist and his school/church and Island Biz Kids International.ECC Students Participate in Special OlympicsFor the first time ever Abaco participated in the Bahamas Special Olympics Annual Basketball Tournament. Held on November 30th, a team of eight ECC students traveled to Freeport, Grand Bahama, to attend the Third Annual tournament. Accompanied by their two coaches, Pastor Stephen Knowles and Mr. Sonith Lockhart, and chaperone Mr. Emalin Sawyer, the students entered the YMCA Gym with some trepidation, unsure of what to expect. Of the four islands represented in the tournament, Abaco, Grand Bahama, Long Island and New Providence, the members of the Abaco team were among the youngest players present, the oldest team Abaco member a 16-year-old. Grand Bahama had two players under the age of eighteen, but all of the other players were adults, some in their forties. Also lacking the three-year playing experience of the other teams, the members of the Abaco team were understandably intimidated. However, in spite of the fear of being overmatched, the team from Abaco showed great spirit. Having had only three and a half weeks of preparation as a team, they played with increasing confidence and, despite all odds, placed third overall, ahead of Long Island. The coaches and the team members were not disappointed with the results of their first effort; they played well, and the exposure the experience brought with it was worth it. At the awards dinner held later that evening, Justin Kemp from Treasure Cay was named the Most Valuable Player for Abaco, and the team was presented with a basketball from the Special Olympics Organization. The team members and coaches are already looking forward to competing in the Caribbean Special Olympics next year in Nassau.Programs Help Special StudentsFor the first time a group of young Abaco men traveled to Freeport to compete in the Bahamas Special Olympics Annual Basketball Tournament. They are, standing left to right, Coach Sonith Lockhart, Jamal McEwan, Jerron Knowles, Mr. Emalin Sawyer, Most Valuable Player Justin Kemp, Raj Sawyer, Alonzo Williams, Jose Sawyer and Coach Stephen Knowles. Kneeling are, left to right, Anthony Garcon, Michael Levarity and Team Captain Michael Pedican.

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December 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 13 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com China, Crystal, J ew elery, Watches & Resort WearFor every budgetOur Christmas Stock Is Here Our Christmas Stock Is Here Our Christmas Stock Is Here Our Christmas Stock Is Here Our Christmas Stock Is HereIn 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 By Theresa Pinder On November 15 and 16 the Every Child Counts Learning Center hosted a communication workshop. Jacqueline Sullivan, a Speech and Language Pathologist from Orlando, Florida, held the two-day workshop aimed at targeting problems children experience with learning speech and language. The first session on Friday was directed mainly at teachers and parents of children who experience learning disabilities. Those attending viewed a video designed to highlight the frustrations felt by children with learning disabilities in order to sensitize others to the difficulties that they experience. This frustration is felt in many areas, one of which is a difficulty in learning to communicate effectively through the use of speech and written language. The second session of the workshop on November 16 went into how these difficulties can be identified and addressed. Ms. Sullivan discussed what communication skills are required in a regular classroom setting, and what may interfere with a childs speech and language development. She discussed how to recognize indications that children are not learning the skills necessary for effective communication, and how to help correct the problem. Various problem areas were explored, and methods discussed that could be used to correct the problem. Problems stemming from teaching methods were addressed; complex instructions or vocabulary leads to confusion in some cases, hindering the learning process. Various other methods could cause confusion and frustration, and she addressed ways to avoid or correct these problems in the teaching method. Ms. Sullivan briefed the group on how to screen, an effective method of determining what areas pose a problem to each individual child; she explained how to diagnose and recognize severe problems so that steps can be taken to deal with the problems. Sensory integration and neurological stimulation are ways to further the learning process. Sensory integration allows the child to use senses other than auditory and speech to learn to communicate such as visual helping aids, and providing neurological stimulation teaches the child to organize how the senses work together. The sessions were well attended with teachers, parents and volunteers attending from settlements in North, Central and South Abaco. Ms. Sullivan will be returning in February 2003 to conduct a workshop on autism; she will be accompanied by a special education teacher with a doctorate in autism. The workshop will be open to anyone interested. A two-day speech workshop was held in Marsh Harbour as part of the program of Every Child Counts to help parents, teachers and others to deal with children with problems of many types. Shown above is Ms. Jacqueline Sullivan, a Speech and Language Pathologist who conducted the workshop. People came from many communities thoughout Abaco to participate in the workshop. Abaco Marine ConstructionQuality Marine Construction242-366-0224 Fx 242-366-0434 email: docks@hopetown.comDocks Sea Walls Marinas DredgingAll stainless steel fastenersDesign Drafting Permitting Etc.ECC Hosts Speech Workshop

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Page 14 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002 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 pm Appetizers 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 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.comForest Heights AcademyBoys Step Out of the ClassroomNovember was an eye-opening month or many young men from Forest Heights Academy. Joshua Malone, Head Prefect, and Ovens Altidor, Vice President of the Student Council, along with 14 young people from other Abaco high schools were invited to attend the All Abaco Local Government Workshop on November 14 and 15. The theme, Partners in the Challenges of the New Millennium addressed topics ranging from environmental issues to crime prevention. Ovens was particularly interested in the pollution problems and took away the message that once we can better handle our waste, then we can preserve our Bahama Islands. Joshua felt the statistics that Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ellison Greenslade, presented were incredibly shocking. But primarily both students received a closer look at the inner workings of local government. Then on November 26, 100 boys ages 15-17 took a break from classes. Among these were boys from Forest Heights eleventh grade. The Kiwanis Club sponsored a Youth Leadership Forum organized by Mr. William Davis. Young Bahamian politicians served as strong role models at the motivational event. The messages to the young men were to follow through with their dreams and make the right decisions in order to have a positive effect on society. Both of these gatherings were well reSchool News Please see School Page 15 Pictured is Hope Town School students with their upper primary division entry Our Bahama Parrot. The exhibit featured pictures of the field trip the students took to see the parrots and much detail about the parrots. The Annual Science Fair was held at the Central Abaco Primary School on November 27. The Hope Town school won second place in the Upper Primary category.

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December 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 15 Caribbean Constructors Ltd.&Abaco Concrete & Building Supplies Ltd.Thank you for your support and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Concrete Blocks Sand & Quarry Cracker Dust Rock Local & Imported Pea Rock Imported Hydraulic Fittings & Hoses Monday Thru Friday 7 am to 4 pm P.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: (242) 367-2502 MANGOES Restaurant, Marina and BoutiqueTuesday Christmas Eve closing at 4 p.m. Christmas & Boxing Day Closed Fri. & Sat. December 27 & 28 Open all day Sunday December 29 Lunch & Dinner Monday December 30 Open all day New Years Eve December 31 Open all day with a New Years Eve Party 8 p.m. until . Reservations Please Set menu Closed New Years Day Normal business resumes January 2, 200329 slip Marina with Electricity, Water, Showers, TV, Pool, Laundry Gifts Galore in our Boutique Phone 367-4255 or VHF Ch 16Mangoes will be happy to cater your parties Call Chef Nick at Restaurant phone 367-2366Email: mangoes @mangoesrestaurant.comHoliday Schedule Live Music Live Music Live Music Live Music Live MusicWe wish all our customers aHappy Holiday Seasonceived by the students, once again pointing out that there are many lessons to be learned outside the classroom.Science FairBy Margo Albury 10th Grade Student For the past few weeks all of the lower school students at Forest Heights Academy have been busy researching information on Bahamian plants and animals for the annual All Abaco Science Fair. This years topic was Bahamian Plants and Animals. Therefore the students got to learn more about the environment around them. After the research was completed, the information was artistically displayed on a three-sided panel. The science department at the school held an inner school competition to decide which displays were to go to Abaco Central Primary for the main competition. Science teachers Ms. Chaplin, Ms. Carroll and Ms. Davis judged the displays. The students voted for their favorites, deciding the Peoples Choice. The results were as follows: Grade 7: 1st place: Ducks by Gabrielle Manni, Candace Malone and Chris Weatherford; 2nd place: Flamingoes by Dana Lowe; 3rd place: Fresh Water Turtles by Margo Lowe, Breanna Lowe and Kelsi Farrington. Grade 8: 1st place: Gum-elemi or Poisonwood by Kurt Key, Lonnie Key, Emery Russell; 2nd place: White Crowned Pigeons by Dustin Russell, Kerri Sawyer and Lauren Albury; 3rd place: Wild Horses by Rayanne Malone, Ashley Knowles and Christian Wilhoyte. Grade 9: 1st place: Poinciana Plants by Jordan Wells; 2nd place Wild Horses by Donna Albury; 3rd place: Pine Forest and Fire by Illya Tinker. Forest Heights also had one upper school division display entered by Ms. Chaplins Marine Biology class. They chose Marine Algae as their topic. All of the displays that placed first, second or third were taken to Abaco Central Primary along with other entries throughout Abaco. Forest Heights Academy won first place in the lower school division and first place in the upper school division. The school was voted overall winner of the competition receiving the floating trophies. This annual project has always been a good way for some students to work in groups and a way for students to learn about new and exciting things.St. Francis de SalesBy Georgia WilliamsWorlds AIDS Day Is CelebratedWorld AIDS Day is celebrated every year on December 1st. On December 3 St. Francis de Sales High School held a special World AIDS Day assembly in an attempt to SchoolFrom Page 14 Please see School Page 16 More School NewsThe first place winner in the lower primary division at the Science Fair on November 27 was the Central Abaco Primary School. The students are shown above proudly holding their trophy with their teacher, Mrs. Neulessa Major. 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Page 16 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002 The Management & Staff ofAbaco Insurance Agencywish to thank our clients for their loyalty and support during the past yearWe also want to take this opportunity We also want to take this opportunity We also want to take this opportunity We also want to take this opportunity We also want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family to wish you and your family to wish you and your family to wish you and your family to wish you and your family A Happy and Healty A Happy and Healty A Happy and Healty A Happy and Healty A Happy and Healty New YearNew Year New YearNew Year New YearAbaco Insurance Agency Ltd. Stratton Drive P.O. Box AB-20404, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-2549 Fax: (242) 367-3075 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 sensitize senior students on the whole issue of AIDS. Nurse Carolyn Russell, Community Health Nurse and Diabetes Educator, addressed the students on the facts and myths surrounding the AIDS epidemic. As a result of the interactive manner by which she presented the facts, Nurse Russells presentation was particularly interesting and meaningful. She invited students questions, each of which was clearly answered. Nurse Russell encouraged the students to make wise decisions so that they will achieve their goals in life. The students enjoyed the program about AIDS featuring students interpreting songs, poems and skits.Thanksgiving Service More School News SchoolFrom Page 15 On November 28 St. Francis held a Thanksgiving Service at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Mr. Richard Fawkes gave an interesting talk on Thanksgiving Day from a historical point of view while Father Ramon of St. Francis de Sales Church, reiterated the importance of giving thanks for Gods daily blessing. The students of each class presented boxes of food supplies which will be distributed to the less fortunate in our community.PTA Raises FundsThe students of St. Francis de Sales had a bike-a-thon and walk-a-thon on November 29 organized by the schools PTA. The upper classes cycled from the school to the Cherokee turn-off and back, a 12-mile trip, while the students of the lower grades walked to airport round-about and back, a two and a half mile walk. The students raised money by getting sponsors and by selling refreshments afterwards at the school. The event was organized to raise money for networking the computer systems at the school and to provide better night security lighting. They were pleased to net $4000 for their projects. They are hoping to improve the landscaping, especially around the new building. The school administration would like to thank the community for their generous contributions. The school is particularly grateful to the American Bridge Company which donated fill and the use of equipment to improve their campus. The PTA officers are Ms. Cindy Hayworth, President; Mr. Ernest Scott, Vice-President; Ms. Iris Henchell, Treasurer, Ms. Yvonne Adderley, Secretary.Agape Christian SchoolAgape Christian School had an out-ofuniform day on October 4. Each child paid $1 to wear casual clothes and the $205 raised was donated to the Abaco Cancer Society to assist this local chapter. The month of October was Breast Cancer Awareness month in the United States. The schools family of 215 students has lost a number of parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and others to this dreaded disease while others are still fighting for their lives. The staff felt this was yet another way to show their students that giving is always good. The school hopes that they can continue to support this and other charitable organizations. The school wishes to thank the students and parents for supporting this effort. And they thank the Abaco chapter of the On November 29 students of St. Francis de Sales School held a bike-a-thon and walk-athon to raise money for the PTA to make improvements at the school. Shown above are the cyclists leaving on their 12-mile ride. The PTA will be able to network the computers on campus and help with better security lighting at night with the proceeds from this event. Please see School Page 17

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December 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 17 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 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 Washers Starting at$608Dryers Starting at$539 Dirt Devil Swift Stick$48.60 18 cu. ft. Refrigerators$714 Gas & Electric Ranges Starting at$529 Come in and check out our wide selection of appliances!Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour Abaco (242) 367-3186 FREE Turkey or Ham with purchase of major appliance of $400 or more! Dishwashers$512 Microwaves$139 More School News SchoolFrom Page 16 S.C. Bootle High School organized a special program to celebrate One Bahamas Day on November 25. Shown above is a group from Fox Town Primary School performing a Bahamian Medley. One Bahamas is an effort to bring all school students together to realize that we are all one. Cancer Society for all the support they give local cancer patients.Science Fair Is HeldBy Anita Rolle November 27 saw the Third Annual Science Exhibition held at the Central Abaco Primary School in Dundas Town. The fair attracted eight schools from around Abaco as budding scientists pooled their talents and came up with dynamic science projects for display and competition. This years theme was The Wonderful World of Plants and Animals in the Bahamas On hand to officially declare the science fair open was Ms. Veronica Owen, Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary with the Ministry of Education. Ms. Oewns encouraged the young scientists to appreciate and take care of our plants and animals as they are an important part of our habitat. Science, she said, is just as important as English and Mathematics. Forest Heights Academy took overall first place, winning the coveted Prime Ministers Floating trophy. Winners in the Lower Primary Division, Grades 1-3, were first place Central Abaco Primary, second place Treasure Cay Primary and third place Man-OWar School. Winners in the Upper Primary Division, Grades 4-6 were first place Treasure Cay Primary, second place Hope Town Primary and third place Abaco Central Primary. Forest Heights won first place in both the high school divisions while Abaco Central High School came in second place for the upper division. Schools participating this year included overall winner Forest Heights Academy, Abaco Central High School, Treasure Cay Primary, Man-O-War School, Hope Town Primary School, Coopers Town Primary, Central Abaco Primary School and S.C. Bootle High School.S.C. Bootle High SchoolChickens Are PluckedBy Anita Rolle Mr. Lyndon Scott, Agriculture Science teacher at the S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town, and his students were proud Please see School Page 32 to show off the rewards of their hard work recently. After six weeks of feeding and monitoring, the chickens on their livestock farm were plucked, yielding 450 pounds of ready-to-be consumed chicken. The Agriculture Science Department and Mr. Scott express their sincere thanks to Mr. Rudy Pinder and Abaco Big Bird Poultry Farm, who assisted the school throughout the breeding and harvesting process. The chickens harvested are being sold and proceeds will go toward future agriculture science projects at the school.

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Page 18 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002 Tis the season...Tis the season... Tis the season...Tis the season... Tis the season......and we have all the ...and we have all the ...and we have all the ...and we have all the ...and we have all the decorations you need to decorations you need to decorations you need to decorations you need to decorations you need to make your season bright! make your season bright! make your season bright! make your season bright! make your season bright!Located on Don MacKay Blvd. MARSH HARBOUR Tel: (242) 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 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

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December 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 19 www.abacoinet.com By Anita Rolle The statement The life you save could be your very own could apply to any one of us. Recently, officials of the Princess Margaret Hospital Blood Bank spent a few days on Abaco visiting government clinics at Marsh Harbour, Coopers Town and Green Turtle Cay in an continuing effort to sensitize Family Island communities to the importance of donating blood. Mr. Everette Miller, Supervisor at the Princess Margaret Hospital Blood Bank in Nassau accompanied by Glenville Roberts and Vendolyn Hepburn, spent time at the clinics hoping to dramatically boost the banks blood supply. Princess Margaret has the responsibility of supplying blood for its patients, which includes those traveling there from the Family Islands. The need for Family Island involvement in the blood donation process has been determined a necessity as the blood donations on New Providence has proven to be insufficient. Oftentimes persons are reluctant to donate blood for several reasons including a fear of needles or thinking that the process may be painful or unsafe. Persons are encouraged to become aware of the necessity of an ample blood bank, as the process takes just a few minutes and is completely safe as all equipment is sterile. Anyone can donate who is 17 years or older, is healthy and is free of infections. A person can donate as frequently as every eight weeks and blood is tested for bloodtransmitted infectious agents before it is used on any patient. The Princess Margaret Hospital Blood Bank accommodates three storage refrigerators, each with the ability to hold up to 460 units of blood. According to Mr. Miller, there is seldom a time when the supply of blood meets the demand. This situation has a ripple effect, as this can result in cancelled or postponed operations or lengthy hospital stays, both of which could possibly result in death. Supervisor Miller stated, Every five to 10 minutes someone needs blood. Were hoping to become more visible on Abaco, hopefully making this an annual or twice a year blood drive as we build a donor base.Abaconians Donate BloodA team from Nassau were on Abaco to promote blood donations. The blood drive was organized by the Kiwanis Club of Abaco. Shown above is Mr. David Knowles, President of the Kiwanis Club, donating at the Government Clinic in Marsh Harbour. Drawing the blood was Mr. Everette Miller, Superviso of the Primcess Margaret Hospital Blood Bank. Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results From the Staff of Dive Abaco! A Marsh Harbour Tradition Since 1978Full Service Dive Center Resort Boutique Island Tours Sunset CruisesHappy Holidays...Make shopping easy! Stop by and sign our Christmas Wish List, so well know the gifts you really want when your familyand friends come by. Free gift-wrapping.Join us at our Conch Inn location on Thursday, December 19, before the Boat Parade for our 3rd Annual Holiday Open House. A portion of any proceeds will be donated to AARF, Abaco Animals Require Friends.DIVE ABACO!Fax: 242 www.diveabaco.com Abaco Beach Resort 242 Conch Inn Resort 242

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Page 20 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002 from the Management & Staff of Sawyers Market Abaco Wholesale Solomons Abaco Ltd. Treasure Cay Mini-MarketWe say thank you, our most valuable customers, for your patronage over the past year. We wish you the best of the season and a successful year 2003George Harris Retail Operations Manager Bernice Sawyer Assistant Manager William Malone Store Manager Robert Darville Manager Trainee Raymond Sands Assistant Manager Ian Roberts Store Manager Wanda Sands Office Manager Chris Dean Store Manager COMING LA COMING LA COMING LA COMING LA COMING LA TE SPRING TE SPRING TE SPRING TE SPRING TE SPRING COMING LA COMING LA COMING LA COMING LA COMING LA TE SPRING TE SPRING TE SPRING TE SPRING TE SPRING35,000 SQ. FT of ST 35,000 SQ. FT of ST 35,000 SQ. FT of ST 35,000 SQ. FT of ST 35,000 SQ. FT of ST ORE SPORE SP ORE SPORE SP ORE SP AA AA A CECE CECE CESolomons is over 3Xs the size that Golden Harvests 11,000 Sq. Ft. store was, and offers much, much more variety of food products and home items for you and your family Watch for our new meat, produce, and dairy sections as well as our extended 35 door frozen food section. We will also have a well stocked beauty and health care section plus much more to come.WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED DURING OUR RENOVATION. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU BETTER IN 2003 WITH MORE GOODS AND SERVICES.

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December 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 21 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 with 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 Pelican Shores Magnificent 3 bedroom, 3 bath Mediterranean-style villa, views of Marsh Harbour port. Designer interiors. Dock & boat lift. List #6010 $1,785,000 Kathleen Albury Sales & Appraisals June Russell SalesYour Key to Real Estate Sales & Appraisals In The Bahamas Serving The Bahamas for Over 50 YearsLocated in The Pink Building Royal Harbour Village Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance Visit our web site to view these properties and more throughout the Bahamas From Grand Bahama to Great InaguaTel: 242-367-3262 Fax: 242-367-3260 www.bahamasrealty.bs E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bs Select Properties Bahama Palm Shores. Very nice selection of inland and water-view homesites. From $11,500. Please call us for details. Casuarina. Bone fishing paradise. Walk to Eight Mile Beach. Several well-priced home sites. Priced from $15,000 Casuarina. SOLD! Unusual 10,000 s.f. home site with generous right-of-way to 8-Mile beach. #5157. $50,000 Cistern Cay SOLD! Cozy, secluded 2/2 cottage directly on the beach. Best buy in Abaco. #5259. $249,000 Cistern Cay Exceptionally high elevation, 360 views! Half acre plus home site. Ready to build. #4988 $49,900 Elbow Cay. UNDER OFFER! 2-story house w/2 apartments. Near White Sound Dock & beaches. #7249. $240,000 Guana Cay SOLD! 2 adjacent home sites within steps of the Atlantic. Located near Nippers. #6596. $40,000 and $45,000 Joe s Creek. 2+ acres. Beautiful pinewoods. Build single family or duplex. Beach access. #7273. $144,000 Leisure Lee. Half acre plus home site.100+ ft. on beach. Gorgeous views. All offers considered. #5272. $233,500 Marsh Harbour. Excellent location near Boat Harbour and all amenities. Commercial / residential site. #6351 $120,000 Scotland Cay. Rare 1/2 acre home site 150 on Sea of Abaco, good deep water for dockage. #6180 $249,000 Commercial and Residential Rentals Regattas of Abaco. Choice rentals, beautifully furnished, long term and short term. Please call for details. Royal Harbour Village Shops. Retail/office space available and gorgeous rental apartment. Please call for details. 2 Dec 02 Great Abaco Club Great Price! Canal front site on cul-de-sac, near Sea of Abaco channel. Prepared, ready to build! List #6255 $199,000 SS SS S easonings Greetings! easonings Greetings! easonings Greetings! easonings Greetings! easonings Greetings!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! List #6493 $590,000

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Page 22 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002 Season's Greetings from BECThe management and staff of BEC Abaco extend to our customers the very best for the Holiday Season. We trust that you will enjoy prosperity and health in the coming year. BEC appreciates your support and looks forward to providing you with quality electricity service for the new year and beyond. Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250Hope Town District Council 28 Nov 02 The meeting opened with Deputy Councillor Jeff Key being sworn in as a Justice-ofthe-Peace. He can now fully exercise this office in the absence of the Chief councillor. One application has been received for the assistant light keepers job and this will be followed up. There has been no response from the police concerning an officer to be stationed in or regularly visit Hope Town. A four-page report on crime prevention recommendations from the police was presented and members were asked to review it and give the information to businesses and individuals. The preservation of historic sites was discussed as structures 50 or more years old can be declared as historic sites and are then eligible for duty concessions on repair materials. The Administrators office has application forms which are then submitted to the Minister of Finance. A letter from the Great Guana Cay Community Association was read stating that the public dock there was in poor shape and asking for attention. Council will ask that the dock be inspected. A letter from a Hope Town resident was read asking that he be given the schoolteachers residence and ocean front lot in exchange for an inland lot measuring 60 feet by 600 feet. The government lot and house is in need of extensive seawall and beachfront restoration. Various options were discussed that might generate enough revenue from the sale to build a triplex inland to house a police officer, a nurse and a teacher. Options will be considered by the Council members. A notice was read in which central government is requiring all government agencies, central and local, to reduce their recurring expenditures by five percent. Central government is reducing all capital budgets by 15 per cent. Councillors were not sure how to effect this as most of their budget is for contract items. They elected to continue December business as budgeted and look for ways to reduce the next six months by 10 percent. It was not sure how to contend with the contracts as they are in effect a promise to pay for a service rendered. The Hope Town Council budget is $326,500 for the year meaning $16,325 must be removed. The budget will be scrutinized in detail to see where savings may be effected. Members closed by discussing various organizational methods and directions Local Government could go to make the Hope Town Council function more smoothly, efficiently and provide the localized service the system is intended to provide. Government asked for suggestions from Councillors at the Local Government workshop held recently in Marsh Harbour. Local Government at Work BB BB B BellasFurniture & Accessories ROOMS TO GO Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391 We thank our customers for their patronage Enjoy the Christmas Holiday Season and have a prosperous New YearChristmas Stock Now in Store Christmas Stock Now in Store Christmas Stock Now in Store Christmas Stock Now in Store Christmas Stock Now in Store

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December 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 23 Abaco AirCharter Service Between Abaco & The Entire Bahamas & FloridaWith Daily Scheduled Service to Nassau Scheduled Services To Freeport, Moores Island & North EleutheraPh: (242) 367-2266, Fax: (242) 367-3256, VHF 74 Come Fly Our Friendly Skies! Employees of Royal Bank have volunteered to help Sybils House in Dundas.Town. They regularly take food and money donations to help Mr. James Williams with his home for the elderly. At this time Mr. Williams has four residents. This group took food and a check to help him with his holiday expenses. Shown above are Ms. Velderone Laroda, Ms. Sylvia Poitier, Mr. Williams, Ms. Janet Laing, Mr. Travis Spicer and Ms. Tiffany Turnquest. Bank Employees Help Make Christmas for Sybils HouseMerry Christmas & Best Wishes for the New YearFrom the Free National Movement Branch Associations of North Abaco & South Abaco ConstituenciesMay You Have A Safe and Happy HolidaySeasons GreetingsI want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. I wish you the best of the Christmas Season. May the New Year bring you health and prosperity.

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Page 24 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002 TT TT T el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 F F F F F ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: harbourviewhaven@abacoinet.com www.guanacayvillas .com Rental CottagesAll units centrally air-conditioned Satellite TV, Radio / CD / Tape player Two bedrooms, queen beds, 1 bath, full kitchen, living room Dining area seats 6, Bahama room with queen futon One bedroom, one bath apartment overlooking the harbour Outside BBQ grill Enjoy your own private gazebo and garden Harbour View HavenLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Store Hours: 9am to 5pm Ph: (242) 365-5006 365-5002 365-5028 (office) 365-5083 (fax) As reported to The Abaconian A resident of Spring City reported on November 20 that someone entered Sids Pub in Spring City and stole $200 and a satellite card valued at $250. A resident of Nassau reported on November 21 that someone entered his hotel room at the Conch Inn. His wallet was stolen containing a variety of credit cards, together valued at $20,000 and his cellular phone valued at $550. The wallet and credit cards were found; however, his cellular phone is still missing. A resident of Murphy Town was arrested on November 22 for possession of dangerous drugs. A Treasure Cay resident reported that she was attacked by a group of people while in Wood Cay. Stones and other items were thrown at her vehicle, causing damage to the windshield and the front and rear passenger windows. A resident of Murphy Town was arrested on November 23 for possession of a counterfeit note. Residents of Coopers Town and Treasure Cay were arrested on November 23 for possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply. A Murphy Town resident was arrested on November 23 for possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply. A Marsh Harbour resident was arrested on November 23 on suspicion of having dangerous drugs in his possession. A resident of Murphy Town was arrested on November 23 for possession of dangerous drugs, with an intent to supply. A Man-O-War resident reported on November 24 that someone stole his 1995 Honda Domani from Alburys Ferry dock in Marsh Harbour. Someone entered the staff room at Abaco Central High School on November 24. Nothing was stolen. While making a check of the rear of the Marsh Harbour Police Station, an officer arrested a resident of Murphy Town for breaching the vagrancy act. On November 24 a Grand Cay resident reported that someone stole his 75 HP Mercury outboard engine and two oil reservoirs. A resident of Little Harbour reported that sometime between November 16 and 21 someone stole his 1988 Ford pickup truck which was parked at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. A fight was reported on November 26 between two residents of Crossing Rocks; one of the residents received serious injuries after being struck in the head with a tire wrench. The other resident was subsequently arrested. A Cedar Harbour resident reported on November 26 that someone entered her residence and stole $10,000 which she had hidden between her bed mattress and box spring. She was unable to detect any signs of forced entry. There are three suspects. A resident of Coopers Town was arrested for raising a minor offence on November 26. He was charged and released on bail. A Wood Cay resident was arrested and charged with causing damage. He was released on bail. While on patrol on November 27 several police officers discovered the front door to Abaco Wholesale Ltd. smashed. The key holder was contacted, and nothing is believed to be taken at this time. A search of the premises of a Marsh Harbour business was conducted on November 28, and ten pounds of a brown grasslike substance was found, suspected to be marijuana or Indian hemp. As a result two employees were arrested. A resident of Dundas Town reported that, while at Abaco Central High School on November 29, her son was approached by a group of males and a female. The group attacked him, hitting him across the face and head with bottles. A Murphy Town resident reported on November 30 that, while working at the Upper Level Nightclub, a man struck him in the head with a hand-held metal detector injuring him. A resident of Crown Haven reported on November 30 that a man she knew broke into her residence. He was caught while fleeing; nothing is believed to have been taken. A resident of Murphy Town reported on November 30 that, while traveling near the Marsh Harbour Airport, her boyfriend struck her over the eye with a cellular phone, causing injuries. A traffic accident occurred on Sunset Boulevard, Grand Cay, on December 2. A golf cart collided into a pedestrian, who received a broken finger and several minor injuries. She was treated at the Government Clinic in Grand Cay and discharged. The owner of Bahamas Family Market reported on December 3 that someone broke into the establishment and stole the cash register, which contained thirty or forty dollars in coins.Police Report 3 Villas, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Fully furnished kitchen 1 bedroom queen, 1 bedroom 2 singles Sitting area queen futon Dining area seats 6 All units fully furnished, Central A/C Satellite TV, Radio/CD/Tape player Outside BBQ with your own private balcony Overlooking the harbour PoolTel: (242) 365-5028/5006/5002 Fax: (242) 365-5083e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com www. guanacayvillas.comLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, BahamasSea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas By Theresa Pinder On November 26th the Evening Anchor Club of Central Abaco installed its new members for the 2002-2003 year. The ceremony was held at Mackerals Restaurant in Dundas Town. Ms. Gaitor, an advisor for the club, gave a brief overview of what the Anchor and Pilot Clubs stand for and the standards that the new members are committing themselves to upholding. In a candle lighting ceremony the new members pledged to uphold the ideals of the club. After the installation of the regular club members, the executive officers received their candles and made their pledges. The incoming President is Adia Rolle, PresidentElect is Claire Basden, Secretary is Candy Woodside, Assistant Secretary is Viline Baptiste, Treasurer is Kadren Knowles, Assistant Treasurer is Cinquetta Basden. Four members of the Morning Anchor Club were also installed, including the President Elect of the Morning Club, Belinda Jacobs.Anchor Club Installs New Members

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December 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 25 100% USABLE SPACE HEAVY-DUTY RED-IRON FRAME FIRE-RESISTANT 20-YEAR MILL-BACKED WARRANTY MULTIPLE PANELS AND COLORS EASY BUILD-IT-YOURSELF CONSTRUCTION MANUFACTURERS SAVINGS MAINTENANCE FREE MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS CUSTOMIZED ACCENTS HEAVY WIND LOADS FAST DELIVERY FROM MANUFACTURING FACILITIES NATIONWIDE QUICK EASY DELIVERYBest Buy on Steel Buildings Best Buy on Steel Buildings Speed Quality ValueA B C561-955-8800A=100X180X16$42,660B=55X90X14$13,990C=40X60X14$8,690All buildings are Red Iron, bolt-up kits in 26 gauge galv. that include engineered drawings and come in all sizes. Local building codes may cause prices to vary. Pricing FOB Factory. Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.com 242-367-2089 242-367-2613 242-367-2530 CHEROKEE AIRFlights to all points in the Bahamas and FloridaP.O. Box AB-20485 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas Charter ServiceMerry Christmas to you all Merry Christmas to you all Merry Christmas to you all Merry Christmas to you all Merry Christmas to you all And a Happy New Y And a Happy New Y And a Happy New Y And a Happy New Y And a Happy New Y earear earear ear J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMAS www.coldwellbankerbahamas.comNovember 25th A resident of Murphy Town was charged with two counts, forging currency notes and possessing forged currency notes. He pleaded not guilty to these charges; the matter has been adjourned to February 12th, 2003. Three residents of Marsh Harbour residents, were charged with the possession of dangerous drugs. The matter has been adjourned to February 10th, 2003. Three residents of Treasure Cay, Grand Bahama and Coopers Town were charged with possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply. They pleaded not guilty to the charges; the matter has been adjourned to February 12th. Two Murphy Town residents were charged with the possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply. The matter has been adjourned to February 10th. A resident of Andros failed to appear in court to answer to the charge of driving without due care and attention. A warrant has been issued for her arrest. A Murphy Town resident failed to appear in court to answer to the charges of driving without due care and attention, driving an unlicensed vehicle, and driving without a valid certificate of inspection. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. A resident of Marsh Harbour was charged with driving without due care and attention. The matter has been adjourned to February 10th, 2003. Ian Knowles of Murphy Town was charged with possession of dangerous drugs. He pleaded guilty and was fined $200. Earlyn Ward, a resident of Murphy Town, pleaded guilty to a charge of using obscene language; he was fined $100. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of drunken and disorderly behaviour, and was given an absolute discharge. Two women of Moores Island were charged with causing harm. The matter has been adjourned to February 12th,2003. November 26th Terran Smith, a resident of Murphy Town, was charged with taking prohibited items into a prison lockup. He pleaded guilty and was fined of $750. He has been given fourteen days to pay the fine. November 28th Three residents of Marsh Harbour were charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm. The matter has been adjourned to January 23rd, 2003. A Marsh Harbour resident was charged with the possession of dangerous drugs. The matter has been adjourned to January 23rd, 2003. A resident of Dundas Town has been charged with obscene language, threats of death and assault. The matter has been adjourned to January 23rd, 2003. A resident of Great Cistern has been charged with obscene language. The matter has been adjourned to January 23rd, 2003. November 29th Two residents of Marsh Harbour have been charged with the possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply. Bail has been set for the woman at $20,000 and for the man at $40,000. The matter has been adjourned to February 27th, 2003. December 2nd Geno Pinder of Sandy Point has been charged with six counts of traffic violations. On the first four counts, the defendant pleaded guilty; for counts five and six, he was given an absolute discharge. He was fined $150. Juan-Bobby Roker, a resident of Marsh Harbour, was charged with driving without due care and attention to a matter that took place on March 22, 2002, in which a pedestrian was knocked down. The defendant pleaded guilty, but the court did not accept his plea. The complainant was not present, so the matter was adjourned to February 17th, 2003. Don Davis, a resident of Moores Island, pleaded guilty to charges of obscene language and disorderly behaviour. He has been given time to pay the $150 fine. A resident of Marsh Harbour was charged with driving without due care and attention. The matter has been adjourned to January 13th, 2003. A Marsh Harbour resident has been charged with stealing. The matter has been adjourned to February 19th, 2003.Court Report Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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Page 26 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002 MAN-O-WAR HARDWARE Interior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD #1 LUMBERPlain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyFor Quotes or Information Call Walter Sweeting or Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-365-6011 Fax 365-6039 We monitor VHF Ch 69 Deliveries Arranged from Green Turtle Cay to Little HarbourAn Extensive Selection ofNon-CorrosiveHardwareBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless SteelHurricane ClipsBrass, Stainless & Monel CONCEPT Convenience StoreBoutiqueBoat Rentals Groceries A great varietyConvenient location to all marinas at the Conch Inn in Marsh HarbourCall 367-5570 VHF 16Open Daily 8:30 8:30 The Jib Room Restaurant New Y ears Eve Dinner PartyStarts 8 p.m. Party Favors Dancing Music Open for Lunch Wed Sat 11:30 2:30Call 367-2700 VHF Ch 16Home of the best Babyback ribs & One Pound Steaks Call for details Dinner nights Wed & Sat Only 7 p.m. ReservationsParticipants of the first Green Arrow 4.2 Kilometer Race held on November 23 in Treasure Cay saw great competition. The race was organized by Mr. Vogel Williams, Physical Education teacher at Treasure Cay Primary School, who hopes that this will become an annual event. It was an event of the newly formed track club. The photo shows Overall Winner Chris Nesbitt Jr. and second place winner in the boys ages16-18 years, Clifford Hanna. Both are students of S.C. Bootle High School. Chris Nesbitt also won first place in the boys ages 12-14 category.Green Arrow Sponsors Running Race On December 1 World AIDS Day Surfing Competitors came from as far as Green Turtle Cay to compete in the Bahamas National Qualifying Series on Elbow Cay. The swell was dying fast but the conditions were ideal with light offshore west winds and beautiful sunshine. The waves were a mere two-foot maximum although the junior division pulled off maneuver after maneuver and proved that having the event was a good call. Thanks to our judges: Peter Albury, Scott Patterson, Christine McCully, TitoSurfing Competition Is HeldBaldwin and Chris Chapman. A special thanks to all those ladies who handled the food and refreshments. Results: Junior Men 1st Andrew Wilhoyte, 2nd Joshua Sands 3rd Ryan Sands, 4th Christian Wilhoyte, 5th Chris Rutledge, 6th Bradley Albury Open 1st Tim Albury, 2nd Jeff Gale, 3rd Blake Sands, 4th Ron Engle Women 1st Christine McCully, 2nd Rhonda Claridge, 3rd Rhiannon Thomas Long Board 1st Jeff Gale, 2nd (tie) Tito Baldwin, 2nd (tie) Ron EngleOpen House Draws ShoppersBy Isobel Sherman Just as the Open House at Iggy Biggy in Marsh Harbour was about to open their doors, the electricity went off. During the time staff held candles for the browsers and customers. Iggy Biggy in Marsh Harbour has their merchandise displayed in three buildings with each area showing their trade mark of unusual gifts and other items. If you would like a curly tail lizard ornament for your tree or some beautiful shell angels, then Iggy Biggy is the place to go.Heal Our Land Appeals to YouthBy Isobel Sherman The Heal Our Land committee in conjunction with Family Fest held a two-day Family Fest at Murphy Town Park on December 7 and 8. Food, games and music were the order of the day. Featured groups included Christian Measure, various Gospel artists from Abaco, Ms. Dynamite Daisy and Dr. Wayne Thompson from the Centre for Renewing Relationships.

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December 15th, 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 MARSH HARBOUR CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE December 19th, 2002 at 7:00 PM Captains 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 Room C & A VC & A V C & A VC & A V C & A V ariety ariety ariety ariety ariety StorStor StorStor Stor e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink ss ss s Exclusive Distributor of NOW SELLING Gatorade, V8 Splash, Bluebird Juices, Water, Bottled and Canned SodasTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNext to BaTelCo & Around the corner from Solomons Abaco The entire Management and Staff of Abaco Outboard Engines Ltd. would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of those whose continuing patronage throughout the years have kept us in business to serve you...our loyal customers!Merry Christmas, and a Safe and Prosperous New Year! By Linda Henson Have you tried conch salad yet? was one of the first food questions I encountered when I arrived in Marsh Harbour. While visiting Nassau, I had my first taste of cracked conch and had seen conch chowder on the menu. But conch salad was something new. I kept prying my friend with questions to get the details of the salad. How was the conch prepared? The answers were very evasive until finally I pulled it out of the reluctant Bahamian. Raw. RAW? You must be joking! While visiting Tokyo, I had ventured into the world of raw with sushi The pink salmon had been marinated in rice wine vinegar before being placed in the seaweed. The nice rectangle of rice that acted as a bed for the raw fish helped me to attempt something so foreign to my diet. I could handle that. But now I was hearing that there was no rice to help this over-sized snail go down. Seeing my reaction, my large-toothed grinning friend began a description of the sea creature that somehow made the conch in conch salad sound really raw. Finally, I learned that lime juice acted as the marinating agent. As time passed and my experience increased, I learned that the marinating time varied according to either the salad chef or the one devouring the food. With open-air conch salad stands around Marsh Harbour, I began a quest to explore the secrets of this popular dish. Most of our tourists are familiar with Showboats conch stand next to Snappas. When I stopped in to talk with him and explore his culinary secrets, I found him to be a wealth of information. Not only is his recipe popular here, but conch salad chefs from Nassau have adopted his trademark style. After skinning the conch he cleans it with salt. He invited me to watch the whole process of preparation. According to Showboat, there is a slime that is present on the conch and if it isnt cleaned with salt first, the salad you buy at 11 a.m. to eat at 12 noon may end up with the slime in it. Friendliness and courtesy are the two main ingredients of Showboats formula for a successful conch salad stand. It seems to be a formula that works; his record is 185 salads in one day. He tells stories of tourists who refused to try conch salad, but with his friendly Bahamian insistence they finally sampled his wares. How can you visit the island without tasting one of our national dishes? One taste was all it took. After that, they came for conch salad everyday of their stay and even took some with them the day they left the island. Juan Bobby and Mickey Lowe have recently relocated their conch salad business to the area across from the Texaco station. They place their emphasis on serving fresh conch. Just at sunrise their boat goes out toFood for Thought . Conch SaladShowboats Conch Stand is a very popular place with both visitors and Bahamians. He has his own special way of preparing everybodys favorite food, conch salad. Please see Conch Page 36

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Page 28 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002 GREAT ABACO CLUB(Builders Package)$940,000 INCLUDING LOTIsland plantation heritage is reflected in this 4 bed 4 bath custom home to be built in the exclusive gated community of Great Abaco Club. W raparound porticos on two levels offer spectacular views of the Sea of Abaco. The upper level master suite features a spacious bath designed for two with three sets of double doors to an observation deck with a special place for sunning. Double car garage, large storage and utility area, den, study and large bonus room. The lot adjoins a large open greenspace. Dock slip included in private Great Abaco waterway.For more information contact: Rhonda Hull (242) 367-2030 abacolaw@yahoo.com To the Valued Customers ofThe Ambassador InnWishing You All A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New YearCrockett Drive & Front Street Marsh Harbour 367-2022 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.comBy Anita Rolle M eticulous, I ntegrity, C aring, H elpful, A thletic, E nergetic, L oyal The acrostic was used to describe the man deemed worthy of praise. It came as no surprise that family, friends and well wishers would show up in great numbers to salute Mr. Michael Henry Rolle, Principal of the Coopers Town Primary School. He was honored at a grand event held at the Coopers Town Church of God for the role he has played for the past fifteen years, both in the classroom and in the community. Showing up expecting to be attending a Harvest Thanksgiving Service, Mr. Rolle was obviously overawed to find that the evening was being held in his honor. Many offered tributes, all reiterating the opinion that Michael Rolle is a man worthy of the accolades being received. Among them was former District Education Superintendent, Mr. Jackson McIntosh, who said, The academics of Coopers Town has seen a steady growth under Mr. Rolles watch, who always sees that his students receive first priority. He continued, Michael Rolle obviously realises the essence of his calling preparing students for life. Also bringing remarks was a former student, Mr. Ed Armbrister, representing the classes of 1977 through 1980 who stated that Mr. Rolle always practiced what he preached, thanking him for the positive impact he made on his life. Keynote speaker traveling from Andros was former District Education Officer for Abaco Mr. Rudolph Smith, remarking that Michael Rolle was commissioned to teach. People may doubt what you say, he said, but they believe what you do. The program was balanced with song, dance and poetry. The confirmation of love, gratitude and appreciation was evident as the entire teaching staff of nine, who happen to all be female, serenaded their Principal in a harmonious, moving original composition, Heres to the Man By the end there wasnt a dry eye among them. Showered with gifts galore, among them a camcorder, all expense paid trip for two to Florida, one years supply of barber services, a Land luggage set, Mr. Rolle declared his gratitude for all that was said, remarking that he will cherish the memories of the evening forever. Mr. Rolle has been in the educational field serving in various capacities since 1971. He is married to the former Nadine Russell; the couple has one son, Marlon.Principal Is Saluted for Great Service Mr. Michael H. Rolle, Principal of Coopers Town Primary School, was honored with a special program which showed the appreciation of the school and the community for his outstanding work. He is shown here with Mrs. Shannalee Sands, Senior Mistress of the Coopers Town Primary School. CONGRATULATIONStoTheresa Pinderon achieving a Prime Time Scholarship to Louisiana State University. GOOD LUCK TO YOU!

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December 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 29 The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbours premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel stationThe Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Hotel Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool The Bistro restaurant and bar Full service dive centerThe Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: moorings_conchinn@oii.net www.moorings.comCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. Were waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaTides Pelican Harbor January 2003 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 By Anita Rolle Real men pray everyday was the message driven home to over 200 young men between ages 15 17 who packed the Anglican Parish Hall to be encouraged to follow through on their dreams and prepare to be productive men in society. The forum, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Abaco, was addressed by Mr. Charles Sealy, Administrator of Doctors Hospital in Nassau; Mr. Michael Halkitus, Member of Parliament; former Senator Darren Cash; and Pastor Lawrence Arnette of Soul Saving Ministries in Dundas Town. Mr. Sealy in his address reiterated, Leadership is not a popularity contest. Leaders are expected to demonstrate some level of intelligence, so you cant be dumb and expect to lead people, youre expected to be intelligent. He continued, Leaders have personal knowledge, they are curious. They want to know how things work, they want to know whats happening around the world, they want to know what opportunities lie ahead. Explaining to the young men some of the attributes of an effective leader, he reminded them that leaders follow by example and make other feel good about themselves. Enticing the young men to make right and positive decisions, Mr. Cash brought to their attention, You make decisions everyday. When you decide whether or not to pay attention in class everyday, you are making a decision. What really concerns us is making the right decisions. Pastor Arnett and Mr. Halkitus shared life changing experiences which have assisted them in their road to achieving great success. Along with reading and keeping abreast of what is going on in the country, the young men were encouraged to always show respect to others while working hard to achieve their goals. This effort of the Kiwanis Club and Abaco Central High must be applauded. According to Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal at the Abaco Central High School, this is just the beginning of great things to come in encouraging our young men to become productive citizens of the country. Schools participating included Forest Heights Academy, Abaco Central High School, Smith Memorial Academy and S.C. Bootle High School. A team of outstanding leaders from Nassau and Abaco addressed young men from several high schools, encouraging them to make the right decisions in life, taking advantage of opportunities they see. They are, left to right, Mr. Darren Cash; Mr. Michael Halkitus, MP; Pastor Lawrence Arnette; Mr. Charles Sealey; and Mr. William Davis.Kiwanis Host Forum For Young Men

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Page 30 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank 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 CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Elbow Cay Prop 43 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 22 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 50 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Island Colours + 366-0290 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hue 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web 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 K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICECrockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury Owner/Manager We service most vehiclesMerry ChristmasBy Diane Claridge The Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey has joined forces with Friends of the Environment to introduce an Adopt-A-Dolphin program on Abaco. This program is designed to increase community support and awareness for on-going research and conservation efforts to protect wild dolphins and their habitat in The Bahamas. Your support is encouraged. Money raised through the program will allow the research team to conduct monthly vessel surveys in the Sea of Abaco to monitor the local dolphin population and along with Friends to introduce new educational program on Abaco. Two different adoption packages are available. The Adopt-A-Dolphin package for $50 per year allows the person to choose one of six resident Abaco dolphins (including the locally famous dolphin Rocky) and that person will receive an adoption certificate, a photo of their dolphin, the dolphins biography and a map showing all locations where that dolphin has been seen. The Adopt-APod package for $145 per year allows a person to choose between two different pods of dolphins. Each pod consists of three resident dolphins either from the Sea of Abaco or Rocky Point, near Sandy Point. They will receive the above information for each dolphin in their pod as well as a years membership to Friends, the Friends newsletter, a Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey t-shirt and annual field report. These packages make the perfect Christmas gift for any dolphin lover. A win-win for all, especially Abacos dolphins. For more information look for the Adopt-ADolphin flyers at local businesses or call BMMS at 366-4155. Adopt-a-Dolphin Program Supports Marine ResearchEveryone enjoys watching the antics of any of our resident dolphins, especially at play enjoying themselves. Research is continuing on them by the Bahamas Marine Mallal Survey which now is offering a way for anyone to help with their project as well as keep abreast of their dolphin or pod. Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Ph: (242) 367-3202 Fax: (242) 367-3201 Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!From the Staff of The Abaco Print Shop

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December 15th, 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 15th, 2002One Bahamas Is CelebratedBy Anita Rolle S.C. Bootle High School joined with others throughout the Bahamas on November 25 to celebrate One Bahamas under the theme A Celebration of One God, One People, One Bahamas The day of festivities included song, dance and poetry, all with great Bahamian flair. Other schools participating in the event along with S.C. Bootle were Treasure Cay Primary, Amy Roberts Primary, Coopers Town Primary and Fox Town Primary. Mistress and Master of Ceremonies, 12th graders Anvar Russell and Tamara Burrows, skillfully kept the audiences attention. The celebration concluded with a Junkanoo Rush out in which everyone had the opportunity to participate. Principal Leslie Rolle applauded the teachers and students for a job well done in organizing and bringing forth a spectacular show and encouraged them to always appreciate and be proud of their country.Abaco Central HighBy Isobel ShermanBaseball to FreeportThe Abaco Central Mighty Marlins Junior Baseball team traveled to Freeport on November 28 to participate in the Legacy Baseball tournament. Eleven boys along with coach Elva Davis made the trip. SchoolFrom Page 17 Mr. L. Scott, Agriculture Science teacher at S. C. Bootle High School and some of the hard working agriculture science students proudly show off freshly plucked, cleaned and bagged chickens which they are raising as a school project. $65 monthly $25 weekly $10 day visit Long term discounts available Mon Fri 6 am Noon & 2 pm 8 pm Saturday 7 am 1:30 pm Closed Sunday Call 367-5939 Memorial Plaza, Marsh New Cardio Kick Box Class Free weights Strength stations Cardio Stations A/C & Cable TV Showers Instructor-led classes Yoga Aerobics Private fitness training by arrangement More School NewsThe Ministry of Education held its annual Grade Five Spelling Bee in early December. Shown above are the winners. In the front row, left to right, are 1st place Alexstan Russell of Coopers Town Primary, 2nd place Wesnel Chery of Treasure Cay Primary and 3rd place Shaquille Jones of Central Abaco Primary. In the back row is a Burns House representative on the left along with the coaches of the winning students. Please see School Page 33

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December 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 33 REVERSE OSMOSISSEA WATER DESALINATORS MAKE DRINKING WATER FROM SEAWATER Advanced Water Engineering, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of water treatment equipment including our REVERSE OSMOSIS. We are re-introducing our equipment to the Bahamas. Residential and small boat sizes from 100 to 20,000 gallons per day. Pricing starts at $2,300.00 We also stock: pumps membranes filters test kits cistern liners poly tanks cat pumps cat parts fittingsADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INCIndian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 Tel: (321) 777-4909 Fax: (321) 773-8338e-mail: info@advancedwater.com DISTRIBUTORS WANTED CALL OR E-MAIL FOR PRICES TT TT T ropicalropical ropicalropical ropicalSelfSelf SelfSelf SelfStorageStorage StorageStorage Storage10 x 12 12 x 20 12 x 30Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 tropicalselfstorage@abacoinet.com Happy Holidays from the Staff ofOffice Ph. 242-367-2992 Fax 242-367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Chris Farrington chris.f@batelnet.bs Green Turtle Cay Office 242-365-4695 Fax 242-365-4697 Brent Cartwright coldbank@abacoinet.com Mailin Sands msands@abacoinet.com Man-O-War #1387 1.1 charming cottage with upstairs sleeping loft, in the heart of town, newly renovated interior, ideal for a vacation home. $140,500 Marsh Harbour #0245 Great starter home for new family. 3/2, large rooms, fenced in, big yard. $185,000 Lubbers #0266 The only waterfront lot available on the southern end of Lubbers. 70 of rocky shoreline, suitable for a dock. $160,000 Guana Cay #0271 Finely crafted 4/2 home on Boat Harbour. Offers private dock, elevations and commanding views of the Sea of Abaco. $699,000 Marsh Harbour # 375 3/2.5 new home has downstairs apartment, garage, private patio and more. $355,000 Green Turtle Cay #0272 six magnificent buildings make up this residence on a high bluff. Features pool, Italian ceramic tiles, gorgeous views and too many other features to list. $2,800,000New Years ResolutionBuy that dream property! Here are a few of our many special listings to choose from.Lightbourn Realty Chickens for SaleThe chicken-processing unit at Abaco Central High School is complete and the first batch of chickens raised by the Agricultural Science classes at the school have been processed and placed on sale. The FAO of the United Nations funded the chickenprocessing unit. Succulent plump broilers are now for sale at the high school for the price of five or six dollars each. The chickens have been raised with only natural feed. After Christmas break the Agricultural Science classes will begin to raise a new batch of chickens.College Offers Housing PlanBy Isobel Sherman Terreve College is a fairly new accredited two-year college located in Freeport, Grand Bahama. A private institution Terreve offers a wide range of courses and majors. It was a participant in the Abaco College Fair. Terreve just signed an agreement with Ramapo Collge in New jersey that will allow graduates of Terreve to continue at Ramapo College for their Bachelors Degree. Many parents on Abaco hesitate sending their children to Nassau to college and prefer sending them to Freeport. The only drawback for many has been finding a place for their children to live in Freeport. Terreve College has now developed a housing package which seems to be a very good one. Interested persons should contact Mrs. Sherman at Abaco Central High School for information on this housing package. NewsFrom Page 32 More School NewsEdrico Armbrister of Fox Town Primary School was the winner of the 2002 Sixth Grade District Spelling Bee. Edrico has now won his sixth First Place trophy and he has won each of the District Spelling Bees since first grade.

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Page 34 The Abaconian December 15th, 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 / 2.5 bath -12 ft. wide slip$302,500 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 $91,000 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 prevailing tradewinds $800,000 CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above. $1,169,000 "Sea Grapes" Directly on the ocean modern CBS fully tiled 3600 sq. ft. home on extra large lot with 215 ft. frontage. Features 3 bed / 3 bath, fully equipped kitchen, large living / dining area (openconcept). 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 garage. Property has two fully landscaped 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 VACANT LOTS AVALABLE Windward Beach / Oceanfront beginning at$150,000 Canal Frontbeginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interiorbeginning at $25,000Treasure 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 SOLD SOLD SOLDRepresenting the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MORECONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CALL/FAX365-8749ORemail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PP PP PRICESRICES RICESRICES RICES B B B B BELOWELOW ELOWELOW ELOW U U U U U .. .. SS SS S .. .. R R R R RETAILETAIL ETAILETAIL ETAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE Brand PartsHardware & Fastenersfor Homeowners and ContractorsPlumbing Supplies Water HeatersYour largest choice of economical Gas AppliancesAt the traffic light in Marsh Harbour Paints Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 The funeral for Geneva Bowe Roberts, 79 was held in St. Martins Anglican Church in Sandy Point on November 30. Rev. Fr. Earle Hepburn officiated by Catechist Benjamin Pinder. Interment was in the Sandy Point Cemetery. She is survived by sons Cyril and Audric Dean, Christopher, Mervyn, Roswald, Graylon, Percival and Mancer Roberts, Prescola Penn, Brenda Perry, Melvina Munnings, Luthel Greene and Enid Rolle; brother Morris Bowe; grandchildren Laverne, Denise, Deborah, Vanria, Cyril Jr, Nelson, Michael, Tania, Fenton, James, William, Janice and Oneil Dean, Christopher Mansa, Christopher, Elsie Mae, Anita, Natasha, Mervyn, Rose, Rossanne, Edwina, Ross Jr., Nathan, Monet, Onan and Graylon Jr., Krystal, Mancer Jr., Mashach and Jereau Roberts, James, Veronica, Sebastian, Shane, Fabian, Alfred, Jessica, Annie, Kenya and Ricardo Penn, Rhonda Paris, Marlon, Shadell and Samara Munnings, Phillipa, Nicola and Dwight Ramsey, Tiffany, Chubasco and Ulysees Williamson and Joey Rolle; great grandchildren, daughtersin-law Lillian Dean, Julia Roberts, Kathie Roberts, Patricia Roberts, DeShaun Roberts; sons-in-law Inglis Penn, William Perry Jr. William Munnings, Allison Rolle; brother-in-law Wilba Roberts; sister-in-law Lilis Bowe; nephews, nieces; and many other relatives and friends.ObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar ies of Fies of F ies of Fies of F ies of F amilamil amilamil amil y and Fy and F y and Fy and F y and F rr rr r iendsiends iendsiends iendsThe Prime Minister announced a $130 million development for Winding Bay between Little Harbour and Cherokee. The announcement was made at the close of the PLP convention on November 22. As announced, the project will include a 20-room club house, a golf course and large residential lots. The project is expected to create 300 jobs. No timetable was given.Govt. Announces $130 Million Abaco ProjectSupport Citizens Against Crime

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December 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 35 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. SOLD 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 jewel of a home with pool set high 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 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 SOLDWomen Hold Church ConferenceBy Anita Rolle Under the theme Arise and Walk in the Power of God the Abaco Women of God held their fifth annual womens conference on November 12-14 at the Dundas Town Church of God where the host was Pastor Anthony Campbell. Day and evening session were held. Day session speakers included Evangelist Shirley Burrows of Eleuthera, Min. Colamae Collymore from Nassau, Min. Val Pinder of Freeport and Nurse Genevieve Adderley who spoke about Breast Cancer. Prophetess Sharon Seay-Eiland was the special guest speaker for the evening services, traveling from Tennessee for the event. The three day conference saw a packed house daily, as the women arose and walked in the power of God. The Abaco Women of God was established in 1998 through the vision of Nathalie Knowles, wife of Pastor Kenneth Knowles of Friendship Tabernacle, and held their very first conference that very same year under the Presidency of Deaconess Willamae Dawkins. The ministry also offers marriage counseling.Music WorkshopBy Anita Rolle The Fall Gospel Classic Music Workshop 2002 was a great success. Participation was excellent and the energy level was high as the workshop participants soared to new heights, proclaiming the word of God through song and dance. The three-day music workshop held at the Dundas Town Church of God and was co-ordinated by Min. Alfred Dean, music teacher at Abaco Central High and music minister at the Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town. All participants received certificates while winners and first runners-up in the five showcase categories received trophies. There were several categories. Winning the Male Vocalist showcase was Prince Renaldo Davis, runner up was Carson Mitchell. The Female Vocalist was won by Ms. Carolyn Wright, runner up Jaynell Cornish. The Praise Dancers of Grace Baptist Church were victorious in their category with the Marsh Harbour Church of God as runners up. In the Group Artist category, two talented young ladies, Vashti Mills and Daphne Brown, took the winning trophy in that category and runner-up position was claimed by young men called FLAVOR The Abaco Central High School Choir won the Choir showcase with Zion Baptist Church Youth Choir as runner up. The Fall Gospel Classic Music Workshop was held November 21 23 in Dundas Town. Organized by Min. Alfred Dean, it showcased the talent on Abaco. Shown here, left to right, is Min. Dean with Moderator Leroy Thompson and Ms. Carolyn Wright, Winner Female Vocalist. Please see Church Page 38 Church News

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Page 36 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 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 Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale pools, docks, reunions, special occasions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways. 242-3660224 Fax: 242-366-0434 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 RENTMarsh Harbour one bedroom apt., fully furnished, central A/C, washer / dryer. $600 per month. Call 367-3190 Treasure Cay luxury beach front home, 3 bed, 3 1/2 bath, sleeps 14, all amenities. $500 nightly. Sell for $1,995,000. Call 561-738-0996 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT Classified Ads Bring Results Call 367-3202 catch the fare for the day. A unique point of their business is the addition of grilled conch. Steaming in foil on the grill brings a tenderness and brings out the sweetness to the seafood, was a comment from a customer at the business. The ingredients dont change much from one cook to the next, but each will argue that their particular version makes a difference. Mary Gabrielle from the Lazy Parrot insists that fresh limes are necessary. The bottled stuff is yuk! Various restaurants, markets and convenience stores in gas stations offer the quick fix for hunger pangs. Conch, green peppers, hot peppers, onions, lime....conch salad is truly the fast food of the Bahamas. ConchFrom Page 27 Sundance Marine, Calypso and Christian Wilhoyte. With points added from both classes Rick Sweeting emerged as Gatorade Champion of The Hill 2002 senior class with Scurvy Few Junior Champion. Trophies were presented to the winners in a short ceremony immediately following the racing. The Boxcar organizing committee wishes to thank all those who contributed to the success of this event including Burns House Liquors, Gatorade, Cracker Ps, Clay Wilhoyte Trucking and Frank Knowles DJ service. Funds raised will benefit youth sporting programs in the islands. Mark your calender to attend next years event and tell a few friends to come along. It is quite a unique event. CaysFrom Page 11 A few select lots are now available on the Estate of Jack Patterson, known as Jacks Jungle, located on the island of Lubber s Quarters in the Sea of Abaco. You may ask, what makes these lots so special and rare? Heres your answer: This land has a very good natural energy because Mr. Patterson protected his estate from the excesses of developers since the 1950s. He used the land as his own private nature park, cutting only small trails which meandered through his collection of native trees. There are 150 native trees in the Bahamas and up until the time of his passing Mr. Patterson continued to add more species to his collection which at last count stood at 137. A Little History About the Property.. Jack Patterson first noticed the beauty of Lubbers Quarters Cay in the 1950s while on holiday from his home in Nassau. As a n aturalist Mr. Patterson fell in love with the pristine native forest and seclusion offered at Lubbers. He built a holiday home in the center of the island and 10 years later moved to Lubbers permanently. Mr. Patterson and his family were the only residents on Lubbers from 1968-1982. Du ring these years the estate was enjoyed by his family and many visitors who came to take the tour of Mr. Pattersons collection of native trees. During this period Mr. Patterson authored a hand guide-book titled Native Trees of The Bahamas. Most of his tree collection still thrives on the island. Locations to Choose From: From the hilltop lots enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean facing Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. From the waterfront facing west you can see Man-O-War, Marsh Harbour and the glistening Sea of Abaco. From the interior you will be amongst virgin Bahamian broadleaf forest. The few acres available are surrounded by another 20 acres of undeveloped land and nature parks. Most likely any acre you choose will provide you with plenty of privacy. Land has been set aside in the form of nature parks to protect the many stands of these gorgeous trees that Mr. Patterson loved so much. His dream was for the forest to be seen and enjoyed. We honor that intention with a covenant stating that no trees may be cut or removed within 20 feet of a road/boundary. Further to that, there will only be small golf cart size trails between your acre and your private dock slip. Jacks JunglePrice ListWestern Lots. All lots 110 feet wide minimum, approx 250 feet deep. Frontage a mix of white sand and rock. W Lots$135,000 Northern Hilltop Lot N5$120,0000.946 Acres Central Hilltop Lots C Lots$120,000 Eastern Hilltop Lot E4$120,0000.867 Acres Southern Interior Lots S Lots$85,000 Prices include: 1.Brokers fee 2. Stamp Tax 3.Sellers Legal Fee Each lot will be provided with its own private dock slip on the east side and utilities will be brought to each lot (Electricity, Telephone Line, etc.) JACKS JUNGLELubbers Quarters Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Your Own Secluded Acre Surrounded by Trees and Nature.Lubbers Quarters Call Victor at Sea Grape Realty 242-367-2749 or visit our website www.jacksjungle.come-mail: seagraperealty@hotmail.comJacks Jungle

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December 15th, 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 NEW LISTINGS Bahama Palm Shores Section 1 BlockLot B25 C33 F32 H34 Section 2 720 Section 3 1430 927 Section 4 2331 2617, 18LOCATED 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. 3 Bed/ 3bath estate, swimming pool. Completely furnished Turn key. Call for details. New! Beachfront -, 1/2 Acre lot on the Atlantic Ocean $210,000 New! Ocean ViewTwo 1/3 acre lots with great views of the Sea. $85,000 Yachtsmans Dream Large treed lot with 125 ft. dock. Near to beach and settlement. $650,000 Coco Bay Lot with dock and dredged 7 channel. Dock has power already installed. $575,000 Little Harbour White Sound lot with deep water dock, electricity connected. plans for 2/2 house included with sale $375,000 White Sound hilltop lots with good views of the harbour. Water front lots also available. Starting at $94,000 Fantastic Starter Home Foundation with cistern already complete. Plans included. $95,000 Beachfront 100 frontage by 800 + deep located on beautiful Long Bay Beach. $365,000. Green Turtle Estates 3/3 two story home. Scenic sea views. Tastefully furnished $750,000 Coco Bay 1 acres of elevated land, located across from the bay. $325,000 Black Sound deep water harbour side lots near settlement. 100 on the water, 1 acre. $305,000 Split Level Townhouse 1/1 townhouse in a resort setting, walk to beach. A must see. $110,000 Waterfront two 1 acre waterfront lots in Blackwood 200 on water $50,000 each Treasure 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 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 Cherokee Sound, for sale upon completion, ready to view in Jan. 2 bed/2bath, central A/C. Includes major appliances & cabintry. Only fve minutes from beautiful Winding Bay beach. 1.5 miles east of Cherokee Sound in Yellow Wood. $170,000 Net. Call 366-2065 or 477-5291. Serious inquires only, please 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 Elbow Cay 3 bed / 3bath cottage on 1/3 acre, nicely landscaped, central A/C. $190,000 Call 366-0583 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 $1,995,000. Please contact Dr. William or Dana Domeyer at 561-7380996 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 Sandra EvansMultiple-listing Broker Ph: 242-367-2365 abacorealtor@abacoinet.comBarbara M. SimmonsSales Assistant Ph: 242-359-6128 simmonsplace2002@yahoo.comDavid CoteMultiple Listing Agent Ph: 242-367-3751 davanna@batelnet.bs Seasons GreetingsfromWe offer the finest properties available for purchase plus professional, personal and efficient service. Call us for all your real estate needs. We are here to serve you.East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco www.abacorealtor.com 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 Buying? Selling?Need Qualified Help?Want more business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201

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Page 38 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002 REGATTAS OF ABACO Ground floor 2 bedroom 2 bath, tile floors, central air, granite countertops, major appliances, covered patio, quality finishes, tennis court, pool and beach. Price $199,900. Last unit available at this price! #1391 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. #1589 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. ELBOW CAY Dorros Cove- Summer Winds Newly renovated, spacious 3/2 oceanfront house. Excellent for entertaining awesome view of the Atlantic, heated pool, large deck, water maker, generator, central a/c, 2-car garage, close proximity to Tahiti Beach, tastefully decorated, fully furnished, private dock slip $1,290,000. #1427. 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. Price upon enquiry. PELICAN SHORES ELEVATED WATERFRONT LOT 100 feet on the sea, all utilities available. Price upon enquiry. 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, landscaped & generator. Price upon enquiry. GREAT ABACO CLUB 3/2 with master spa bath, fully furnished, vaulted ceilings, deepwater dockage and more. Gated community with Beach Club privileges and good rental record. Price upon enquiry. ELBOW CAY NEW LISTING White sound 3.1 acres on the Sea of Abaco, next to Aunt Pats Bay Subdivision. Sea to sea views. Beautiful property for development or private estate. $990,000. HOPE TOWN Club Soliel Hotel, restaurant, marina on 1.75 acres; 320 feet harbourfront. $2,990,000. #1369 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. #1338 ELBOW CAY North End Lar ge building site with ocean view near sandy beach. $114,000. HOPE TOWN Coconut Cottage Adorable 1,000 sq. ft., 2/2 Colonial cottage with view of the Atlantic Ocean. Across from a beautiful beach and close to town. Tastefully decorated, partially furnished, detached garage. $415,000. #1429 HOPE TOWN Ocean View 2,500 sq, 4 bed/3 bath, beachfront home with 0.8 acres of land. Very private and fully landscaped. Fully furnished. $1,425,000. #1412 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. #1630 TILLOO CAY Choice Property! 4 water front lots in protected bay south of The Castle. Superb elevation, sea to sea views, deep water with sandy bottom. Access to Tilloo beach. Starting at $125,000. Also interior lots from $75,000. #1631 DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANY LIMITED Regattas of Abaco, Marsh Harbour Regattas of Abaco, Marsh Harbour Regattas of Abaco, Marsh Harbour Regattas of Abaco, Marsh Harbour Regattas of Abaco, Marsh HarbourLAST UNIT LAST UNIT LAST UNIT LAST UNIT LAST UNIT AA AA A T THIST THIS T THIST THIS T THIS PRICE !PRICE PRICE !PRICE PRICE Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters NEWNEW NEWNEW NEW LISTINGLISTING LISTINGLISTING LISTING Hope THope T Hope THope T Hope T own, Elbow Cay own, Elbow Cay own, Elbow Cay own, Elbow Cay own, Elbow Cay UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACTHOPE TOWN & ELBOW CA HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CA HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CA HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CA HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CA YY YY Y KerKer KerKer Ker rr rr r y Sullivan y Sullivan y Sullivan y Sullivan y Sullivan T T T T T el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 kerrydamianos.com kerrydamianos.com kerrydamianos.com kerrydamianos.com kerrydamianos.com Fax: 242-366-0164 Fax: 242-366-0164 Fax: 242-366-0164 Fax: 242-366-0164 Fax: 242-366-0164 MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR Leslie Pinder Leslie Pinder Leslie Pinder Leslie Pinder Leslie Pinder TT TT T el: 242-367-5046 el: 242-367-5046 el: 242-367-5046 el: 242-367-5046 el: 242-367-5046 lesliedamianos.com lesliedamianos.com lesliedamianos.com lesliedamianos.com lesliedamianos.com Fax: 242-367-5045 Fax: 242-367-5045 Fax: 242-367-5045 Fax: 242-367-5045 Fax: 242-367-5045 LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR TERSTERS TERSTERS TERS Laurie SchrLaurie Schr Laurie SchrLaurie Schr Laurie Schr einer einer einer einer einer T T T T T el: 242-366-3143 el: 242-366-3143 el: 242-366-3143 el: 242-366-3143 el: 242-366-3143 lauriedamianos.com lauriedamianos.com lauriedamianos.com lauriedamianos.com lauriedamianos.com Fax: 242-366-3143 Fax: 242-366-3143 Fax: 242-366-3143 Fax: 242-366-3143 Fax: 242-366-3143 ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA Y PROPER Y PROPER Y PROPER Y PROPER Y PROPER TIES HOPE TOWN TIES HOPE TOWN TIES HOPE TOWN TIES HOPE TOWN TIES HOPE TOWN Exclusive Affiliate Exclusive Affiliate Exclusive Affiliate Exclusive Affiliate Exclusive Affiliate Sales & Rentals Sales & Rentals Sales & Rentals Sales & Rentals Sales & Rentals T T T T T el: 242-366-0569 el: 242-366-0569 el: 242-366-0569 el: 242-366-0569 el: 242-366-0569 DorDor DorDor Dor rr rr r os Cove, Elbow Cay os Cove, Elbow Cay os Cove, Elbow Cay os Cove, Elbow Cay os Cove, Elbow CayNEWNEW NEWNEW NEW LISTINGLISTING LISTINGLISTING LISTING FOR THE BEST IN SERVICE AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE Buyers & Sellers Consultation Sessions 57 Years of Experience W e Of fer Buyers & Sellers Guarantee Service Packages UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT 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 Well Done Well Done Well Done Well Done Well DoneWaterWater WaterWater Water MakersMakers MakersMakers MakersWell Done carries a complete line of Reverse Osmosis Desalinators. Sizes start at 100 GPD to 20,000 GPD .We can install, service and maintain all of the equipment we sell and drill the neccessary water and drain wells to supply the units. Well Done Well Done Well Done Well Done Well Done Water Well Water Well Water Well Water Well Water Well ServicesServices ServicesServices ServicesProfessionally drilled water and drain wells. Serving all of Abaco including: Guana Cay, Elbow Cay, ManOWar Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbour. We case all of our wells down to the water and use professional well screen at the pump levels. Get your well done today to supply your water maker or your home or business.Call us today 242-367-4841 242-367-4842 Call us today 242-367-4842 242-367-4841We also sell, service and install water makersThe proof of talent and boldness for Christ was evident among the participants throughout the workshop, but even more so on Saturday, the awards night. Two trophies remained for the Praise Team. Min. Dean challenged those in attendance to form teams to showcase their gift of praise and worship. This saw the on-the-spot formation of the Zion Baptist Church Youth Praise team who were victorious in the category, with youth of the Church of the Latter Rain as runners up. ChurchFrom Page 35 Abaco Tug & TransportTug & Barge Work Available for Charters Sand & Rock Deliveries Container & Building Material DeliveriesMarine Construction & DevelopmentBoulders Dock & Sea Wall Construction Hi Tide Boat Lifts Dredging Excavation Land Clearing Trenching Drilling BlastingOn the waterfront at the end of the Key Club Road P.O. Box AB20285, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 367-5205 / 367-5206 Fax 367-4018

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December 15th, 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 85 HP Yamaha $2500. Call 365-6138 99 Honda 15 HP outboard new condition, in Treasure Cay. $1600 OBO. Call 375-8809 or 359-6937 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 91 Subaru Loyale, 4 door, auto, A/C, low mileage, p/windows. Asking $3000 OBO Call 3658895 98 Honda Odyssey Van 30,000 miles, excellent condition. $19,000. 367-4616 Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats COMMERCIAL SERVICES 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 COMMERCIAL SERVICES18 Fiberglass Abaco-built boat, 85 HP Yamaha engine almost new, 6-7 mos. old, aluminum gas tank. Make offer. 365-6061 20 Wellcraft 1978, steplift, 150HP OMC 1983, needs a starter. $1500. also 225 HP OMC 1987 $3200 OBO. Call 365-0083 22 ft. sailboat, fixed keel 3.5 ft, 2 head sails and main, newly refurbished interior, outboard bracket. Asking $2500. Call 365-8109 26 Panga boat wtih 75 HP Mercury. $16,000. Call National Marine 367-2326 44 Thompson Trawler, 1977, new teak floor, dinghy, motor, blue Sunbrella, low time, Ford Lehman diesel & 15 KW generator, icemaker, 2 refrigerators, Princess stove, much more. Located in Hope Town. $99,000. Call Jill/Chris at 366-0151 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 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 COMMERCIAL SERVICESMature, reliable maid wanted for housework. $120 per week. Call 375-3744 HELP WANTEDGolf Carts for Sale 1 ea. 2002 XRT Carryall Gas Burgandy with gray seat, split windshield & canopy top. $7600 1 ea. 2002 XRT Carryall Gas Red with black seats, split windshield & canopy top. $7600 1 ea. 1998 Club Car 4 passenger electric. White with white seats & canopy top. New batteries, new car. $5200 *Carts sold FOB Freeport. Call 242-352-2219 Diane FletcherChartered Accountant ________________________________Financial Statement Preparation Business Licenses Audits and Investigations Accounting Software Installation and Training Specializing in Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207 Abaco Cellular 559-8889 Tom Cat EnterprisesSales Generators R.O. Systems Hi-pressure PumpsPhone/Fax: 242-366-0135 Hope TownRepairs Generators Gas Engines R.O. Systems Diesel Engines Lance R. NewboldCertified Diesel Mechanic BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE CONGRA CONGRA CONGRA CONGRA CONGRA TULATULA TULATULA TULA TIONS!TIONS! TIONS!TIONS! TIONS!toJoshua Malonefor being selected as Head Prefect at Forest Heights Academy From Mom & Dad Ph: (242) 367-5363 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 Happy Belated BirthdaytoDurrell BurrowsFrom his parents, Hudson & Claudine, sisters Latora and Rahneisha, and his brother ArsenioHave a Blessed Day!Correction: In the last issue of The Abaconian we stated that Mrs. Veronica Archer was a guest of Bahamasair flight to West Palm Beach as representing the Abaco Chamber of Commerce. However, Bahamasair has since informed us that she traveled as a business woman.

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Page 40 The Abaconian December 15th, 2002 INSURANCE MANAGEMENT (BAHAMAS) LIMITEDINSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTSNassau Office Rosetta Street P.O. Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 325-2831 Telex: INSURMAN 20456 Fax: (242) 323-6520 Freeport Office P.O. Box F-2541 Pioneers Way Tel: (242) 352-7421 Telex: SUNALLCO 30061 Fax: (242) 352-2857 Eleuthera Office Queens Highway Governors Harbour Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863 Abaco Office P.O. Box AB-20666 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206TT TT TOO OO O O O O O OURUR URUR UR V V V V VALAL ALAL AL UEDUED UEDUED UED C C C C CUSTUST USTUST UST OMERSOMERS OMERSOMERS OMERS:: :: : WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE OVER THE PAST YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO SERVE YOU WITH THE SAME PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION IN THE NEW YEAR. WE WISH YOU A VERY MM MM MERRYERRY ERRYERRY ERRY C C C C CHRISTMASHRISTMAS HRISTMASHRISTMAS HRISTMAS SEASONSEASON SEASONSEASON SEASON AND A HH HH HAPPYAPPY APPYAPPY APPY AND PP PP PROSPEROUSROSPEROUS ROSPEROUSROSPEROUS ROSPEROUS N N N N NEWEW EWEW EWYY YY YEAREAR EAREAR EAR!! !! II II INSURANCENSURANCE NSURANCENSURANCE NSURANCE M M M M MANAGEMENTANAGEMENT ANAGEMENTANAGEMENT ANAGEMENT (B (B (B (B (BAHAMASAHAMAS AHAMASAHAMAS AHAMAS) L) L ) L) L ) LIMITEDIMITED IMITEDIMITED IMITEDROBERT N. PINDER AND STAFFABACO BRANCH