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January 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 11, NUMBER 2, JANUARY 15th, 2003 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 Abaco people ushered in the New Year in a variety of ways. Shown here is rake n scrape musician Browntip entertaining the patrons at Mangoes Restaurant in Marsh Harbour. Although the numbers of visitors may have been down from previous years, their enthusiasm was just as great. Two communities, Green Turtle Cay and Hope Town, held Junkanoo rush-out parades.New Years Is Celebrated N. Abaco Bids Farewell to Fr.Father Kenneth MacKenzie, second from right, and his wife Mary left the North Abaco Anglican parishes of St. Peters and St. Annes the end of December to serve a church in Texas. Fr. MacKenzie is shown here at his last service at St. Simons by the Sea Church in Treasure Cay on December 29 with acolytes, members of the Anglican Church Men and a catechist. The MacKenzies began their service in North Abaco two days before Hurricane Dennis in August 1999. They were able to help during the long painful recovery after Hurricane Floyd the following month. They have accomplished much in three years, rebuilding churches and church halls and establishing Camp Simon in Treasure Cay. No replacement for his position has been named.Junkanoo Dominates New YearsTraditional Rush Is Held on New Years Day in Green Turtle Cay Green Turtle Cay held its annual Junkanoo rush out on January 1 to the cheers of crowds all along the route. The well organized event offered great music and elaborate costumes along with the dancing. The tradition of Junkanoo is greatly anticipated in th e community and has replaced the very old tradition of Bunce in which a man was wheeled through town in a wheelbarrow raising money for community projects. The mid-day ferries serving Green Turtle Cay were chasing each other back and forth across Abaco Sound taking people to the Cay. Once on the island it was easy to find the action as two giant amplifiers and mammoth speakers were competing for your attention with the Junkanoo beat. New Years day may have been quiet in many towns but New Plymouth was hosting a record crowd for their largest event of the year. Yards between the Wrecking Tree Restaurant and the basketball court cemetery area were filled with tables of food and drink for the spectators. Residents and visitors lined Parliament Street staking out choice locations for viewing the parade. About 3 p.m. the beat of the music shifted to the traditional goat skin drum and cowbell rhythm typical of the Junkanoo rush. Coming down the hill from the schoolyard staging area was the Junkanoo rush out with six Green Turtle participants in full Junkanoo regalia accompanied by many others, in costume but less elaborate. Accompanying these Junkanoo dancers were several persons in full costume from Murphy Town and other participants in less elaborate but equally colourful costumes. A stage-set mounted on wheels was pulled by two young ladies, leading the parade. It set the Arawak Indian theme for the dancers. Immediately following were two youthful dance groups. The primary age juniors were dressed in white with small Junkanoo pieces at the waist. The older teenage dance group wore full Junkanoo costumes with Please see Junkanoo Page 12

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Page 2 The Abaconian January 15th, 2003 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODS NURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Plants Gift Items Silk Flowers Baskets Pet Supplies Fish Garden Tools Fertilizers Soils MulchMON FRI 9 5 SAT 9 2 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh Harbour bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICEICE ICEICE ICE RENTRENT RENTRENT RENT ALAL ALAL AL BIKESBIKES BIKESBIKES BIKES National NewsGovernments main source of tax revenue is custom duties which may have to be seriously altered under FTAA and WTO membership. The Bahamas is only an observer in the WTO and is a participant in the FTAA organizational process. Indications are that the Bahamas will become a full member of the WTO and is seriously considering full participation in the FTAA. Under present FTAA proposed rules customs duties are considered a discriminatory bar to free trade between countries. Alternative sources of government revenue are being considered and the Office of Bahamas Trade Commission will make recommendations to government. Mr. Michael Albury, President of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed to this commission as have other members of the business community in Nassau and Freeport. In addition to considering alternative tax measures, the commission will consider: Advising government on trade liberalization and globalization. Advising the public on these issues Investigating areas beneficial to the Bahamas as a result of trade liberalization Considering the long term economic impact to The Bahamas by WTO, FTAA, CARICOM and other regional and international initiatives under consideration. If customs duties are reduced or eliminated when FTAA becomes effective, only those products produced within the FTAA member countries will be affected. Goods originating in Europe or Japan would not be eligible for any concessions. Chamber Is Represented on Trade CommissionAbaco Chamber Is Represented on Trade CommissionBahamas Information Service The Bahamas Development Bank now has an officially web page, www.bahamasdevelopmentbank.com which was launched this past fall. The site is to help promote industrial, agricultural and commercial development and to stimulate the economic development of The Bahamas. Questions from the banks clientele will be posted and answered in the Frequently Asked Questions section. There is a Grievance Section for complaints on any matter relative to the banks performance. The bank expects to respond to grievances within 48 hours. There is information on the major areas the bank has identified for funding tourism, agriculture, fisheries services and transportation. This will give future business people the chance to know details of what they plan to spend their money on and where it would be best invested. The bank said, We are most pleased to be able to allow persons to be able to access funding via an online application form. This application would then be transferred to the respective manager, and a response on the feasibility of the project would be given within 48 hours. This, we feel, will go a long way in facilitating our efforts to finance economically viable small and medium enterprises in a sustainable manner, and to foster economic expansion and diversification throughout The Bahamas.Development Bank Launched Web PageThe Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation announced the publication of its Small-Business Information Guide. The publication will be made available to small-business operators and the general public according to BAIC executive chairman, Mr. Sidney Stubbs. It will serve as a one-stop information and procedural manual for persons already in business, those just starting and those who are interested in starting a business, he commented. Many pieces of legislation and regulations required for running a venture are included in the guide to help would-be entrepreneurs make proper decisions.BAIC Issues Small Business GuideA Drug Information Network has been established in Nassau to accomplish several goals. It will work toward reducing the supply and the demand of illicit drugs, will work toward reducing the number of first-time users and work toward improving the rehabilitative success rate. According to Mr. Ron Pinder, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Environment, Drug abuse is perhaps the most insidious, elusive and intractable social ill facing our island nation. Statistics indicate that while cases of cocaine use persist, there has been very significant increase in the use of marijuana, particularly among young males. One of the problems is the lack of valid information. The Network will collect and collate reliable information to help in the planning and carrying out drug programs. At a workshop organizing this network, they made their plans to do school surveillance programs to study the problem where it begins and to put in place prevention activities.Health Officials Support Drug Information Network

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January 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 3 Prime Locations on Great Abaco Specializing in Large Parcels of LandRed Rock Point 27 acresRed Bay area, 10 miles north of Marsh Harbour. 440 feet of beach frontage. Quiet location. Utilities at highway. Inland offered at $35,000 per acre with with access to beach. Beach frontage available. Call for details.Conch Sound Point 50 acresPhoto represents the vacinity of Conch Sound Point 3 miles north of the Holein-the-Wall Lighthouse. Frontage 780 feet. Purchase a large tract of land for pennies per sq. ft. Offered at $12,000 per acre.Bakers Heights 65 acresAdjacent to the S. C. Bootle Highway at the approximate mid-point between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Elevations up to 80 feet. Pine tree forest. Views of the Sea of Abaco. Utilities near by. Offered at $27,000 per acre.Witch Point 55 acresCentrally located close to Marsh Harbour. Beach frontage 300 feet. Elevations up to 40 ft. Property faces Elbow Cay. Nice views. Property can be purchased in smaller parcels. Marsh Harbour can be seen in the foreground. Call for details.Great Abacos Spectacular South Eastern CoastlineVisit our website for other properties offered for sale. Brokers Welcome Schooner Bay Beach 3.5 acresOne of the most breath taking views in the south of Great Abaco. 200 ft. frontage X 750 ft. depth. Elevations topping 60 ft. Ideal setting for condominiums or your private retreat. Open zoning. Restrictive land cevenants will apply. Access road to beach for viewing. Offered at $420,000Schooner Bay & Little Bridge Bay 200 acresOne of Great Abacos prime locations, 26 miles south of Marsh Harbour. Unique site for a major resort development. High elevations. Beach/shoreline frontage 4,000 ft., facing the Atlantic Ocean. Wide, sandy beach. Open to a joint venture. Oil exploration is presently underway close to Walkers Cay on the north edge of the Little Bahama Bank. Mr. Silbert Mills of Radio Abaco visited the site in late October and took video pictures of the operation from a small boat. Three exploratory drill rigs were in operation. No one was available to discuss the operation. An article in the Nassau Tribune on November 21, 2002, stated that oil exploration talks are underway for the Great Bahama Bank (off Andros) by the KerrMcGee Corporation based in Oklahoma with $900,000 in licensing fees already paid to government. The Minister of Trade and Industry, the Hon. Leslie Miller, announced that the Kerr-McGee Corporation is prepared to spend more than $25 million in their search for oil on this shallow water bank. The Bahamas is scheduled to receive 18 percent of any oil revenue resulting from this venture.Oil Exploration BeginsOne of the drilling rigs is shown above which is drilling near Walkers Cay. Mr. Silbert Millls of Radio Abaco took the photo on his trip to get details of the operation. BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!

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Page 4 The Abaconian January 15th, 2003 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.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 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderLargest Crowd EverEpworth Chapel hosted the largest crowd ever for their annual Candlelight Service with every seat filled and many left standing in the rear of the church and many people coming from near and far.Assemblies of GodA Christmas pageant was presented by members and associates not once, but twice over the holidays at the Assemblies of God Church. Their performance was repeated in order to make sure that everyone had the opportunity to view their fine rendition of the Nativity scene with a host of angles singing. It is just such events as these that make us more aware of the reason for celebrating.Community Christmas TreeThanks to your generosity our community Christmas Tree had many new lights and ornaments this year.New Years EveEven though the fireworks get louder every year and the police had to be summoned twice because of incidents, their nightly displays in the skies out over the water were nothing short of spectacular. However, locals were disappointed to find only three Guys waiting on the beach at The Spit awaiting torching on New Years Eve. In years past there have been as many as fifteen Guys to be burned. We hope this annual display will not die out with the younger generation as this has been a fun tradition that has been taking place for many many years and is enjoyed by young and old alike. In addition, our local mischief-makers were up to their usual foolishness like hiding any lawn furniture that was left out, small boats being moved to block the roads, hiding childrens bicycles and going into persons houses while they were out to rearrange the furniture and put sour oranges in their pillow cases. We didnt hear of any propane tanks being turned off and we no longer have generators to switch off. But you can bet now that the New Year is here they will be thinking up new ways to cause havoc next year this time.Local Matriarch AilingMrs. Viola Sawyer is seriously ill and bedridden. She has been suffering for several months and now has a full-time nurse around the clock. Mr. Benny, her husband and well known local boat builder, has faithfully stayed at her side day and night. Two daughters and one son still reside in Cherokee as well as many grandchildren, who are all concerned for her well being. Other children reside in Sand Banks and in the States. Ms. Viola has always been a very active and energetic person. It must be very difficult to see her at this low point and we trust she may soon rally and return to good health. South AbacoNewsA New Year and a New BeginningMost of us are suffering from the usual aches and pains and coughs and colds of the season, but we still live in one of the best places in the world and must thank our lucky stars we have the sun, the sea and China, Crystal, J ew elery, Watches & Resort WearFor every budgetIn Marsh Harbour beside the Boat Harbour entrance Monday Saturday 9 am 5:30 pm call 367-3191LenoLeno LenoLeno Leno xx xx x ChinaChina ChinaChina China 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 peaceful surroundings to reside in. I have noticed a lot more tourists walking the streets lately. Be good to our visitors. Lets make sure they go back home with a good impression of Abaco and a keen desire to return again. Dont forget we all need each other.

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January 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 5 With convenient location close to the Public Dock Located on Stratton Drive Marsh Harbour, AbacoPhone (242) 367-7283 Fax: (242) 367-5767 NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 9 am 3 pm Abaco Real Estate Opening SoonBrand New Butcher Shop Expanded Fruit & Vegetable Display Additional Floor Space Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously Maintained Our Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount$945 23 Albury Bros$840 22 Boston Whaler$798 20 Albury/Hydra$770 18 Privateer$560 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com By Isobel Sherman What could have been a catastrophe for Abaco was adverted on Christmas Eve when an oil tanker Front Highness began leaking oil about 70 miles off Hole-in-the Wall. The Singapore-registered single hull tanker was carrying 260,000 tons of crude oil from Scotland to Louisiana when it was discovered that oil was leaking. Crew members pumped the fuel into an empty ballast tank while an inspection crew was taken to the ship by helicopter from Nassau. On December 26 The Bahamas government gave permission for the tanker to go to Freeport to be repaired. It was determined by the Ministry of Transport and Aviation that the leakage was minimal and did not damage the environment of Abaco, Eleuthera and the Berry Islands. A threeman team composed of Ben Ferguson, Deputy Port Director in Freeport, David Betts, representing the owners of the elevenyear-old tanker, and Darrell Ashley, representative of a Norwegian ship classification society whose responsibilities include inspecting ships to ensure their sea-worthiness flew to the ship by helicopter before the ship was escorted to Freeport. Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin announced that an aircraft was chartered to monitor the tanker and a Defence Force vessel accompanied the tanker to Freeport for safety reasons. She said the National Oil Spill Committee worked over the Christmas holiday to ensure minimal damage. She said there appeared to be no environmental damage and her Ministry would continue to monitor the situation. An 18-inch hairline crack was found. At a cost of $100,000 the 1000 foot long tanker was repaired and left Freeport on December 28 to continue its journey to Louisiana. A Fort Lauderdale firm had been contacted which specializes in oil spills in the advent that the leakage continued.Tanker Posed Threat to Abaco Beaches

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Page 6 The Abaconian January 15th, 2003 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com At Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2278snappas@msn.com Open 11 am until. . 7 days a week Happy Hour Daily 5 7:30World Famous Grilled Food & CocktailsWild Wednesday Happy Hour 5 11 Major Credit Cards acceptedBy Isobel ShermanChristmas ShoppingOn Christmas Eve there seemed to be less traffic in Marsh Harbour than on previous Christmas Eves. Some stores were still open in the afternoon and had cars parked outside. Some stores closed at noon Christmas Eve. Huel Moss, Jr., owner of Roadrunners Bicycle Shop, said that business was about the same as last year. Some persons believe the threat of war in the United States has dampened the Christmas spirit. A&W Travel told me that many persons traveled to West Palm Beach on Bahamasair flights which may lead to not buying at home in Marsh Harbour. There were crowds at all of the food stores Christmas Eve.Travel to Nassau on Christmas DayUp until this year if one wanted to travel to Nassau on Christmas Day from Marsh Harbour, they would have had to charter. Christmas Day is the only day Bahamasair does not fly anywhere. This year you could travel on Christmas Day by flying Southern Air, which had two flights into Marsh Harbour on Christmas Day.Local Pastor Releases BookletPastor Quentin Bastion of Youth Evangelistic Ministry has released a booklet entitled The Christmas Story, Separating Fact from Fiction According to Pastor Bastian, the book covers all things associated with Christmas and tells whether it is fact or fiction. The booklet is available by contacting Pastor Bastian in Dundas Town.Vacation Bible SchoolAlthough it is customary to hold vacation Bible schools during the summer months, this year a four-day Vacation Bible School was held at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town. The school was held on December 29 and 30 and January 2 and 3. More than 30 children from preschool through grade 6 attended. Running the Bible School were Pastors Martin and Sharon Loyley. Pastor Martin is pastor of the Emanuel Methodist Church in Brunswick, Georgia, and his wife, Sharon, is the pastor of New Prospect Methodist Church in Manor, Georgia. In addition, they brought as several young assistants from that area of Georgia. The theme for the Bible School was Son Seeker Safari, Searching to Know God. The enthusiastic youngsters did crafts, played games and heard Bible stories. This is the Loyleys second trip to Abaco as they did a Bible school at St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town a few years ago. Host pastor, Rev. Carla Culmer, was very happy with the turnout. The children were enjoying themselves and Rev. Culmer expects to have another Vacation Bible School this summer.Restaurant OpensFlamingo Restaurant is a new restaurant that has opened in Marsh Harbour in the building previously housing Mavis Country Kitchen. Walter Lightbourne is the owner and chef.Last Minute ShoppersCalls to various businesses in Marsh Harbour about last minute Christmas shoppers brought some mixed results. Some merchants said it was slow. Other merchants like Solomon Mines said the Central Abaco News Sea SprSea Spr Sea SprSea Spr Sea Spr aa aa a y Ry R y Ry R y R esoresor esoresor esor tt tt tHopetown, Elbow Cay, AbacoVillas Restaurant Marina Now Offering Discounted RatesAugust 2002 through April 2003 Boats up to 50 $325 monthly Metered water & electricityTexaco Star Port Fresh Water Pool BakeryBoat House RestaurantCome by and see us We have friendly staff waiting to serve youOpen 8-5 daily VHF ch. 16 Ph: (242) 366-0065 e-mail: seasprayres@oii.net www.seasprayresort.com Please see Central Page 7 Students enjoy doing crafts at the Bible School held at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town held during the Christmas holidays. Two Methodist ministers from Georgia along with several young people conducted the Bible School. Serving DailyBreakfast, Lunch & Dinnerin the Abaco Beach ResortTel: 367-2158 for Dinner ReservationsFebruary 1 & 2Featuring the Fine Art of VariousBahamian and International Artists6th AnnualArAr ArAr Ar t Festivt Festiv t Festivt Festiv t Festiv alal alal alAbaco Beach ResortIts Finally BackSunday Brunch Extravaganza Serving All Your Favorites$20 per personChildren 12 and under $12J oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PMReservations recommended

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January 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 7 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 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 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 & MonelSaturday before Christmas was slow but Christmas Eve more than made up for it. According to manager Carol Sweeting, she is convinced that Abaconians like to wait until the last minute to do their Christmas shopping. Solomon Mines was busy from the time it opened it doors on Christmas Eve to the time it closed at 7:30 p.m. that night.Airport Was BusyThe Marsh Harbour airport was very busy on New Years Eve with persons waiting to depart from Abaco. Persons were inside the terminal as well as outside. There was an influx of visitors after Christmas. Even though January is expected to be slow, it is hoped that arrivals will increase in February and remain throughout the rest of the year. On Christmas Day at 1 p.m. there were 192 vehicles parked at the Marsh Harbour airport. There were no planes loading or unloading and the terminal had very few people inside. Most of those parked vehicles must have belonged to persons who left on previous flights.Old Power Lines Being RemovedThe abandoned power lines which extended from Marsh Harbour south to the sugar mill and north to Joes Creek are slowly being removed. Mr. Rod Turnquest of Max Recycling from Deadmans Cay, Long Island, has been given the old lines and poles in exchange for removing them and giving the insulators back to BEC. The wire will be shipped out to be melted and the poles will be sold for gardening, CentralFrom Page 6 landscaping and light dock uses. Persons with a use for the salvaged poles may contact Mr. Turnquest at Sunshine Trucking in Marsh Harbour. While on Abaco, Mr. Turnquest will investigate other potential recycling projects.Benefit Golf Tournament Is ScheduledThe Rotary Club of Abaco will hold its Second Annual Golf Tournament at the Treasure Cay golf course on January 25. The proceeds will benefit Rotary charities, specifically funding for the new building for the Marsh Harbour Fire Department. Registration fee is $125. Contact Barry Whiting at 367-3712 for further information. Central Abaco NewsNew Years PartiesNew Years parties ranged from black tie at Boat Harbour to mixed dress at other Marsh Harbour restaurants. Wallys and the Conch Inn were closed leaving Mangoes, Sapodillys, Snappas and the Jib Room to garner the party-goers. Boat Harbour had the most patrons with about 70 in the dining room and another 70 in the Pavilion intending to stay through the evening. An additional 70 were expected for the midnight celebrations. The Jib Room had about 100 for dinner and the celebrations. This is about a third more than their normal capacity. Mangoes was expecting many walk-in patrons and began the evening with about 30 persons. Sapodillys had reservations for a full house of 60 and expected a few more to show up at the bar. Snappas did not get started early but was expecting a good group as the evening wore on. A visit at 10 p.m. found about 30 there anticipating midnight. It was definitely the in-place for the singles, younger dating and married couples. A stiff easterly breeze effectively stopped small boat traffic from taking hearty souls to Hope Town for the midnight Junkanoo rush. Ferries made a few charter trips for those determined persons that had to be somewhere else for the evening.

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Page 8 The Abaconian January 15th, 2003 The Editor Says A Broad Appeal Is NeededThe 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: Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Marc Binard, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface David RalphAppreciates Concern of Elected OfficialDear Editor, This year the fine people of Dundas Town, Abaco, experienced what Mr. Silbert Mills and his family are all about. He took it upon himself to tour his township and speak to people who supported him and those who didnt. During his visit to the homes he said thanks for your support and asked how everything was. The thing that I liked about it was that he visited all homes and not just the ones who he thought voted for him. He also took it upon himself to give either a ham or turkey to each house. This showed that there are great qualities in Mr. Mills. I truly support elected members and those looking to become members to visit the people from time to time because its the only way that we who live in Dundas Town will accomplish anything. To Mr. Silbert Mills we say thanks very much for thinking about Dundas Town. Sincerely yours, Wayne Bastian World-wide terrorism threats Air travel hassles A sluggish U. S. economy Concerns over Iraq and N. Korea These are four external factors currently affecting our economic well being and all four are completely out of our control. However, our economy is directly affected by them. Visitor arrivals by air are definitely down probably from one or more of the above. Thanksgiving was flat. Christmas was somewhat better. Some visitor accommodations reported almost full but in normal years all accommodations are completely booked well before the holidays. Reservations for the spring season seem to be better. Boating traffic may be close to normal but indications are that boat crews are watching their expenditures closely. However, winter is not a good time for boating visitors who are at the mercy of winter weather and a Gulf Stream crossing. Well have to wait for several months to see what that segment of our arrivals will be like this year. Abaco and the Bahamas in general are not a cheap place to travel to or stay in. Those wanting an economy foreign vacation tend to go to Jamiaca, Puerto Rico or Mexico where there are bargain airfares and cheaper living costs. In these troubled times perhaps we should be paying more attention to attracting boaters. We may be under-promoting our marine environment which attracts visitors who enjoy cruising our waters. Florida is selling boats faster than marinas can be built for docking them and we should be attracting some of these people. South Florida in particular is having a marina crisis as waterfront land and existing marinas are being converted to condominiums and town houses which bring a bigger return to developers and higher tax revenues to municipalities. The southwest coast of Florida presently has a moratorium on new docks in an effort to curtail manatee deaths from boaters. Boaters in Florida are facing many challenges. The Abaco Sound is a boaters cruising haven with more than 100 miles of protected waterways interspersed with villages, beaches and quiet coves. We have almost no competition in this. Exuma and the Florida Keys come close but do not equal our protected Abaco Sound. Exuma has an extensive string of islands which boaters can explore but they do not present boaters with an extensive protected cruising area, quaint towns to explore and secure harbours as found on Abaco. We should be promoting this aspect of Abaco to a greater extent along with attracting the traditional air arrivals. Along with promoting our various attractions and features to potential visitors, we need to look carefully after those who do come here. We cannot afford to be choosy with those welcome. Even spring break college students eventually get jobs, have families, then take vacations. They will remember where they were treated right in earlier years and return again. No matter what group of visitors we attract, those choosing a resort, renting a second home or those coming on their boat, we must work to keep them satisfied. If our tourists are now more cost conscious, then we must include offerings with reasonable prices, from low and up. That is difficult when we see our costs rising and we would like to see higher profits. But our first consideration must be to satisfy our visitors. We expect that the near future will not be so glowing as the past. We experienced a real boom after Hurricane Floyd which lasted for several years. New construction has now slowed. This coupled with the general down-turn in the economy will obviously mean our businesses will hurt and our incomes will be affected. But to keep what we can, we must treat our visitors very well. Remember, they are the Golden Goose laying the golden egg. We are entirely dependent on their dollars. We do not want to kill the goose laying those eggs, even though the eggs may be smaller. Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the EditorA Constitutional Reform Panel Is NamedThe Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry G. Christie, has appointed a 22-member Constitutional Reform Commission. It would seem, the Prime Minister said, that standing as we do today on the eve of the 30th anniversary of our independence, this is an appropriate juncture in our history to undertake the very first comprehensive, systematic review of our constitution. It belongs to each of us, defining as it does our relations with those institutions and persons to whom power and authority have been entrusted, he said. Above all, it articulates the rights and freedoms we cherish as a free and sovereign people under God. The constitution was not perfect. It contains provisions for making the necessary alterations. Commissioners will inquire into whether it may be advisable to reform or revise the existing constitution to strengthen its human rights and fundamental freedoms provisions and the civil rights and political rights of the individual. They will engage in nationwide consultation and dialogue with the Bahamian people, associations and academic institutions. They will conduct town meetings throughout The Bahamas, sponsor call-in radio and television programs and hold public symposiums inviting comment on constitutional reform. The commission is to submit to the government and to make public a provisional report on constitutional reform within two years. This will be the first time that the Bahamian people will have an opportunity to review and propose changes directly to the constitution. It is instructive to note, the AttorneyGeneral, the Hon. Alfred Sears said, that there were no women representing the Bahamian people as part of the official delegation of 1972. Therefore, the review of the constitution will afford Bahamian women for the first time in our history an opportunity to be direct players in the remaking of our constitution. SupportCitizens Against CrimeWorking to Keep Our Crime Down

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January 15th, 2003 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 All About TownGenerally Speaking . Who Watches the Watchmen ?By Isobel ShermanSaying Thank YouI received a call a few weeks ago about the story I wrote on saying thank you. The caller wanted me to write a story about persons who work in the public sector and are not thanked. As I traveled to various places during the few days leading up to Christmas, I thought of what the caller had said. I saw cards and gifts in many government offices which I assume were someones way of saying thank you for services rendered or just to wish happy holidays. However, some places including the office the caller had noted had no thank you cards. Many government workers are not thanked including the government clinic in Marsh Harbour with its dedicated personnel from the doctors to nurses to the staff in many government offices. I would like to say thank you on behalfMarsh Harbour Line CONGRATULATIONSTOTAVIA CORNISHon achieving a 3.25 GPA and being on the Deans List at College Of The Bahamas last term.From your mother, Maggie Cornish and The Cruisers NetBy S. Timothy Roberts He stands quietly on his hill looking out over the vast waters of the Atlantic Ocean, steering with his stare great vessels in their right courses. Silently he stands and directs, receiving no credit or praise, and now, as his age and lack of maintenance show obviously to all who can see, this grand giant begins to crumble and fall apart. The Hole-in-the-Wall Lighthouse has stood nearly 167 years on the south-eastern tip of Abaco Island and has weathered many a storm, but it remains to be seen if it will survive the neglect of its countrymen. A number of years ago it was leased to the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey which used the site to observe the migration of pilot whales, but has since been abandoned and has deteriorated into a state of disrepair. The majestic Hole-in-the-Wall Lighthouse stands about 168 feet at the height of the focal plane and was the first Imperial Lighthouse in The Bahamas and was the second lighthouse built in The Bahamas (Hog Cay (now Paradise Island) Lighthouse was the first lighthouse built anywhere in The Bahamas). The lighthouse stands atop a beautiful cliff with views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Tongue of the Ocean, and gets its name from the point of high rock that protrudes out pointing southward with a hole through it near the end. It is the home of some of the most magnificent sites that can be seen in Abaco. Unfortunately, years of neglect have taken their toll on this grand watchman of the sea, and shamefully the whole site is looking more and more like ruins. This Silent Sentinel is silently passing away with, as it seems, little concern of Bahamians in general. The Lighthouse Preservation Society has its hands full with the care and upkeep of all the lighthouses in The Bahamas that are not privately cared for and have done a fine job in Hope Town of restoring and maintaining a national treasure. The point of this is not to merely draw attention to the lighthouse at Hole-in-theWall, but to draw attention to another fact. It is my view that we as Bahamians (and I dont mean all of us we have those who are exceptions to the rule) do not care enough about our natural and our historic heritage. We are content to let it all pass away, and that is just what is happening all across The Bahamas. We have a treasure here on Abaco, a national monument, and a truly beautiful and majestic landmark that we should be proud of. It is more advantageous for this monument to be restored and made a tourist attraction than to let it fall to ruin along with our sense of pride. We have so much history, and beauty within our country and people that it would be a shame to lose even one part of it due to neglect. It is important for us as a people, I believe, to engender a love and pride in our past, in our heritage. Who watches the watchman, or will he fall silently away? Let us take pride in being Bahamian and living on such a beautiful island. of all residents to all those persons who work in offices, Happy New Year.Hotel Numbers Are DownWithout question some hotels on Abaco are having a lower occupancy rate than usual for this time of year. There are exceptions. Bahamas Beach Club has been full during the holidays. Marinas are about the same as last year in dockage space. The decrease in occupancy is being blamed on the economic picture in the world and the looming threat of war. There are some who say if there is a war, persons will not travel here and a war would be an economic disaster for Abaco and for The Bahamas. A war would be a disaster for everyone. The type of tourist who comes to Abaco is usually an upscale tourist who appreciates the beauty of our island and sea. Boaters come to cruise our lovely waters and to fish. Only time will tell if our tourist season has been affected by the down turn in worldwide economy and the threat of war.The Accident CornerThe corner by K&S Auto Service is fast becoming known as the accident corner. There were at least three accidents there in the week leading up to Christmas. The amount of traffic at the corner is mind boggling at times. I have already written how the Nassau trick of driving through K&S to make a left turn is very popular at that corner. It is dangerous to do. The problem is people just do not want to wait to turn onto Don MacKay Boulevard. At times it can be a wait of five or ten minutes or more. Maybe the powers to be should look into installing a traffic light at that intersection. Should I end by asking what is going to happen at Crockett Drive and the new dock road crossing (I shudder to think) and 300 feet beyond at Crockett Drive and Forest Drive? Subscribe toThe AbaconianToday

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It is considered an honour to be invited to participate in this tournament.Alternative School Now OpenBeginning on January 6 there will be a school in Marsh Harbour for those primary school children who need an alternative setting to learn rather than the regular classroom setting. The goal of alternative schools is to get the students ready so they can resume learning in the regular classroom setting. The school will be run by Mrs. Sharon Green Persons interested in learning more are asked to contact Mrs. Greene at 367-5757.CongratulationsCongratulations and best wishes go to Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal of Abaco Central High School who took as his bride Ms. Violet Stuart on December 26 in Freeport. Some students and staff members from the school attended this long awaited event. The new Mrs. Stubbs is the Preschool Education Officer in Freeport for the Department of Education. 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Page 12 The Abaconian January 15th, 2003Junkanoo Entertains CrowdsThe Junkanoo parade was led by this elaborate float pulled by two Green Turtle Cay girls. Many hours of labour went into the float as well as all the costumes. The theme this year was Arawak Indians. You can see both girls dressed as Indians. The float was followed by junior girls shown in their leotards and Indian dress. They were directed by Jillian MacIntosh shown at the right. The senior girls are in fancy dress as they gyrated to the distinctive Junkanoo beat. This is one of the fancier costumes. Only residents of Green Turtle Cay were eligible to win one of three cash prizes offered. Cpl. Hubert Smith won third place in the costtume judging with his donkey creation. Corp. Smith has been a strong supporter of the Junkanoo event each year. A crowd of hundreds followed the Junkanoo rush out through town while many others lined the narrow streets, darting from one vantage point to another to be able to see the parade several times. interesting headpieces but not as elaborate as the adult pieces. Following these were the adult dancers with their elaborate costumes, colourful, large, ornate and cumbersome. They are not carried quietly down the parade route but are in constant motion as the person underneath gyrates, dances, twists and turns to the Junkanoo beat of the drums and cow bells immediately behind them. The dancers do not move in unison but gyrate singularly to their own sense of the beat. The parade stopped occasionally to let the dancers catch their breath which gives the spectators an opportunity to study the ornate costumes. Ahead of the parade is a wheeled cooler with bottled water for those participants getting dehydrated in the midday heat as they prance, dance and gyrate down the street. As the slow moving parade passed, many spectators moved around the block and took up new positions to view the dancers a second or third time. On reaching the end of the street by the public freight dock, the parade stopped and the judges had a few quiet moments to study the costumes. The parade soon regrouped and made a return trip back through the edge of town along the waterfront roadway. Only the six Green Turtle Cay costumes were eligible for the $500, $250 and $100 first, second and third place prizes. The best junior and senior dancer were given prizes. There must have been fifteen or more drummers, perhaps ten persons with bugles, trumpets, or trombones and other brass horns as well as a large following of persons shaking cow bells. Trailing the parade was a multitude of visitors trying to emulate the gyrations they were seeing ahead of them. Some may be nursing a sore back as their spine and hips attempted to match the parade dancers pace. Traditionally, Bahamian Junkanoo takes place in the early morning hours before dawn. The Green Turtle event is an afternoon celebration and draws a large crowd of island residents and a substantial following from mainland Abaco. By staging the parade during the day, a larger crowd can be accommodated, more food can be sold and the ferries are able to transport mainland visitors. This is Green Turtle Cays biggest event of the year entertaining those in the hotels and guest houses as well as drawing many day visitors to the settlement. Food stalls were set up everywhere with a wide offering of things to eat and drink. The event was organized Mr. Floyd Johnson. To control passengers and fare collecting, the ferry organized a gate on the Green Turtle Cay ferry dock collecting the fare on the dock as passengers left or entered the ferry. Four excursion ferries ran between the mainland and settlement and brought an Please see News Page 27 JunkanooFrom Page 1

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Page 14 The Abaconian January 15th, 2003 CONTACT THE OUT ISLAND SPECIALISTSCHRIS THOMPSON(chris@hopetown.com)GREG ROBERTS(greg@hopetown.com)ELBOW CAY HOMES ELBOW CAY HOMES UNDER CONTRACTPh: (242) 366-0216 www.elbow-cay.com Fax: (242) 366-0223 PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSEPremier designer home on beautiful sandy beach. Features 4B/3B, large open kitchen on second floor, great decks, balcony, swimming pool. Price: $1,550,000Custom 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 ATLANTIC HORIZONSDramatic 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: $2,179,000 POINT OF VIEWCustom 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: $1,500,000 Located 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: $755,000 VILLA JUNKANOO SOLD Sunrise Beach House FANTASYGreat 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 UNDER CONTRACTROMANTICA Island Cottage 3bd/2bth w/private dock, Hope Town Harbour.TANGLEWOOD Elbow Cay North End 3bedroom Beach House w/beautiful Swimming Beach.ELBOW CAY North End Lovely 2bd/2bth Sea 0f Abaco home w/beautiful views and sunsets.ARIAL VIEW Lovely 3bd/2bth home located in Dorros Cove. Gorgeous views of the Atlantic w/beach access. 2 minutes to Tahiti Beach. Central a/c, furnished, landscaped. Price: $635,000LITTLE ORCHARD Island Style home, 3bd/2bth located on 2 lots 90 x 58ft. each, central a/c, fully furnished, wrap around decks (upstairs) Downstairs has a 1bd/1bth furnished apt. w/central a/c (rental income $800 per month). Fully enclosed workshop, 30kw generator, 3 telephione lines, cable tv. Lots are fully landscaped with mature fruit trees and citrus. A must see! Price $588,000SOLITUDE Secluded north end Elbow Cay property offers incredible views of the Atlantic and easy access to bay and ocean beaches. Split level, 3B/3B, open kitchen combines with great room. Large downstairs office can convert to fourth bedroom. Large open decks for sunning, alfresco dining. Lush landscaped grounds. Price: $635,000DORROS COVE Ocean 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 LOT 110 x 259. Georgeous views! Private dock slip in Marnies Marina. Undergrund utilities (electic & phone) Price: $315,000NORTH END, ELBOW CAY Large 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 CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT SOLD Ms. Rhonda Claridge called a town meeting to discuss and find solutions to the island-wide trash problem. Fumes from the inland dump site continually bother residents surrounding the area. Island development has reached the point where someone is affected regardless of the wind direction. In the peak visitor seasons the population of Elbow Cay is estimated to be 2,000 persons versus the 207 registered voters or the official 1990 population of 322 which would be the figures seen by statisticians and budget planners in Nassau. The meeting was held at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on December 2. Most of the incoming trash is burned in an effort to reduce the volume on the estimated half acre site. As well as household trash, burned items include appliances, vehicles, batteries, pressure treated wood scraps and creosoted piling, all of which contribute to pervasive noxious fumes. Ms. Claridge noted that many of these items are illegal to burn in the U.S. due to the toxic fumes emitted. Burning pressure treated wood releases arsenic fumes which are highly toxic In the States it is required that these materials be burned in high temperature incinerators which consume the toxic fumes. Ms. Claridge mentioned that families in the immediate area of the Hope Town dump seem to experience more respiratory problems than families further away. Another problem is the site itself which is on a small piece of government land surrounded by private land. The dump is migrating outward and now encroaching on the adjoining private land whose owners are objecting to this expansion. A dump committee has been formed to investigate and recommend various solutions to the problem. These members are Jeff Key, Michael Myers, Jane Albury, Cary Cash and Rhonda Claridge. It was noted that Harbour Island had similar problems with trash and central government recently stepped in and their trash is now barged to Eleuthera to a land fill site. It was noted that this recent achievement took several years of hardship and toil before it was implemented. Ms. Lory Kenyon told those present that water samples have been collected from various island sites and sent to a lab for testing. No specific request was made of the lab and they are waiting for the test results. It was estimated that Elbow Cay generates 50 bins of residential trash per week costing approximately $70,000 per year to pick up and take to the dump. In addition, the commercial establishments must make their own arrangements for garbage collection and removal. This also goes to the governments half acre dump site in the middle of the island. One suggestion involved getting bins as frequently seen in Marsh Harbour and transporting them to Marsh Harbour three times a week. The commercial bins rent for $200 a month but that cost does not include transportation to Marsh Harbour. Transporting them to Marsh Harbour is a significant cost as each bin goes over full and returns empty. Mr. Chris Thompson felt Hope Town was not being given its due share of the $4.5 million generated in various tax revenues, duties, stamp taxes, fuel taxes, property taxes and other fees, taxes and licenses contributed by the island. He felt that being given only ten percent of this total would give the island sufficient funds to solve the problem.Hope Town Discusses Garbage Problem

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January 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 15Your 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 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 Sales Celeste Pinder Rental Agent Select Properties Bahama Palm Shores. Superb selection of inland and water-view homesites.Call for details. Casuarina. Bone fishing paradise. Walk to Eight Mile Beach. Several well-priced home sites. 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 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. White Sound Dock & beaches. #7249. $240,000 Guana Cay SOLD! 2 adjacent home sites within steps of the Atlantic. 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. Ready to build. Offers considered. #5272. $233,500 Marsh Harbour. Near Boat Harbour and all amenities. Commercial/residential site. #6351 $120,000 Scotland Cay. 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. 1 Jan 03 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 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 UNDER OFFER Building Materials Windows & Doors Flooring & Roofing Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinets Plumbing Fixtures Paints Lighting Fixtures Electrical Items Hand & Power Tools Garden Supplies & MoreClose to the Port Deliveries ArrangedPhone 561-627-9555 Fax 561-625-33663860 N. Lake Blvd. Lake Park (West Palm Beach)Call for your free catalog CHEROKEE AIRCharter Service Flights to all points in the Bahamas and FloridaP.O. Box AB-20485 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas 242-367-2089 242-367-2613 242-367-2530Call us for ratesThe Ministry of Health was recently given $45,000 by the British government to study invasive species threatening the Bahamas such as casuarina, Brazilian pepper and racoons. The Bahamas signed and ratified the convention on Biological Diversity in 1993. This requires that national strategies and programs be developed for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, said Minister Marcus Bethel. Invasive plants and animals must be inventoried and controls established to prevent the spreading of existing invasive plants and animals and stop potentially invasive species from entering the Bahamas. An educational program must be developed to make the general population aware of the danFunds Donated for Biological Diversity Study AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) 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. gers these species pose. Presently, the most invasive species are the casuarina tree, Brazilian pepper, rats and racoons. The four invasive species which were named to be specifically studied are shown above, the rat, the Brazilian pepper, the raccoon and the Casuarina tree. They each pose a serious threat to our native flora and fauna.

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Page 16 The Abaconian January 15th, 2003 THE SUV IN TOWN! GET RALLY CAR NOT RALLY CAR PRICES. All for the Low Starting Price of ON-THE-SPOT FINANCING Loaded with: 4-wheel DriveAir Conditioning Power SteeringPower Windows, Locks & Mirrors Dual AirbagsABS Braking System AM/FM/CD PlayerAlarm System Keyless EntryAlloy Wheels (optional) Police Report A boater reported on December 10 that someone stole a satellite card and $160 in cash from his 40-foot trawler docked at Boat Harbour Marina. A Dundas Town woman reported on December 11 that her 15-year-old son was hit in the head with a car mirror. A Dundas Town woman reported that her boyfriend hit her causing minor abrasions. Two McLeans Town, Grand Bahama, men were charged with having 45 undersized crawfish tails. They were arrested near Strangers Cay. Leanies Restaurant and Convenience Store in Crossing Rocks was broken into and $14 in cash was stolen on December 12. A Murphy Town man was charged with assault and disorderly behaviour on December 12. A Dundas Town woman reported that her son was beaten and choked on December 13 while he was in the vicinity of a church on Forest Drive. He was treated at the government clinic and discharged. A Murphy Town resident reported on December 13 that someone threw a rock at his truck while he was in Pigeon Peas. The rock broke the rear glass, front windshield and a side window of his truck. A Fox Town man reported on December 13 that someone broke into Reflection Disco through the roof and stole coins from the pool table. A Coopers Town man was arrested on December 13 for stealing from a house. A Dundas Town man was arrested on December 13 for stealing from a boat and for breaking into a house. A Sandy Point man was arrested on December 14 for discharging a firearm, threatening death and causing public fear. A Murphy Town man was arrested on December 15 for causing harm. A Crown Haven woman reported that someone broke into her home on December 15 and stole $20 worth of food. A search warrant allowed three police officers to search a house in Hope Town on December 20 where marijuana was found. Evidence was found indicating the intent to supply drugs. One man was charged. Two Hope Town men were arrested on December 20 charged with attempting to bribe police officers with $400 to let an illegal immigrant go free. The illegal immigrant was also arrested and charged. A Dundas Town man reported on December 26 that sometime between October and December someone stole a CD player, two speakers, a CD case and 45 CDs from his car which was at his mechanics for repairs. The goods were valued at $1509. A Fire Road man reported that someone stole his 12-gauge shotgun from his bus parked in Coopers Town. A Green Turtle Cay woman reported that an 18-foot sail boat named Pineapple Bar & Grill was stolen on December 27. A Crown Haven man was arrested on December 28 after a complaint of assault with the intent to rape a resident of Fox Town on December 27. A Murphy Town woman reported that her apartment was broken into on December 27. Nothing was reported missing. The Reflection Disco in Crown Haven was broken into on December 29 and items were stolen. Makulas Convenience Store in Treasure Cay was broken into on December 29 and $1000 in Quick Cards and $70 in cash was stolen. A Murphy Town man reported that someone broke into his residence on December 30 and stole two bottles of cologne. A Murphy Town man was arrested in connection with this. Police discovered a 12-gauge shotgun and shells when they searched a house in Dundas Town. Two residents of the house were charged. A visitor aboard a boat in a Marsh Harbour marina reported on January 1 that he was assaulted after questioning a man who urinated on the door in the marina bathroom. A Dundas Town man was arrested.

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January 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 17 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Collins Ave., Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2601/2 • Fax: (242) 367-2731 • Choice Meats • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables • Dairy Products & Frozen Foods • Famous Brand Names • Nabisco • Murray’s • Duracell • Bluebird • Wise • Quaker • Del Monte • Gatorade DISTRIBUTORS IN ABACO FOR Open 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru Saturday COMPLETE GROCERY LINE SOLOMON’S SOLOMON’S ABACO LTD A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD. Shop Safe! Shop SmartShop Solomon’s! C & A V C & A V C & A V C & A V C & A V ariety ariety ariety ariety ariety Stor Stor Stor Stor Stor e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink s s s s s Exclusive Distributor of • NOW SELLING •Gatorade, V8 Splash, Bluebird Juices, Water, Bottled and Canned SodasTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Next to BaTelCo & Around the corner from Solomon’s Abaco 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.comFreeport Skiffs13’ 15’ 17’ Now AvailableCall for information Caribbean Constructors Ltd.Concrete Blocks 4"x 8"x 16" 6"x 8"x 16" 8"x 8"x 16" Corner Blocks Regular Blocks Hydraulic Fittings & Hoses Monday Friday 7 am 4 pmP.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2502Sand & Quarry Cracker Dust Rock Local 3/8" 3/4" Rock Imported ditto Pea Rock ImportedStepping Stones in various patterns 18" x 18" 24" x 24" Abaco Air Charter Service Between Abaco & The Entire Bahamas & FloridaWith Daily Scheduled Service to Nassau Scheduled Services To Freeport, Moore’s Island & North EleutheraPh: (242) 367-2266, Fax: (242) 367-3256, VHF 74 Come Fly Our Friendly Skies!The new freight dock in Marsh Harbour is nearing completion. The domestic warehouse is in service, the international warehouse and the administration building will soon be in use.The paving of the dock is in pregress and the utilities are bein completed. The paving has been done with hot mix which has a much longer life that most of our roads which are a chip and seal finish. American Bridge, the company with the contract to build the dock hopes to befinished in a few weeks. The barge which has dredged the channel and the turning basin will be returning to the States within a few days. Freight boats are using the new channel and the one ro-ro ramp which is complete. The new road connecting the Front Street with Crockett Drive and then on to S.C. Bootle is complete and paved with a chip and seal finish. The remaining work includes finishing the western side of the dock. The fill will have to be leveled, then held in place with boulders. New Freight Dock Nears Completion The new road from the freight dock to S.C. Bootle Highway is now complete although drivers have not begun using it.

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Page 18 The Abaconian January 15th, 2003 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 The funeral service for John Rudolph Big John Roberts, 53, of Sandy Point was held on December 28 at St. Martins Anglican Church. Rev. Fr. Earl Hepburn officiated assisted by Catechist Benjamin Pinder. Interment was in the Sandy Point Public Cemetery. He is survived by his father Wilbur Roberts, Sr.; step-mother Lillian Roberts; sons Shawn and John Roberts Jr.; daughter Shantell Roberts; sisters Elizamae Bain, Marrinett Walker, Stephanie Roberts and Marsha Swain; brothers Dudley, Angelo, Peter, Patrick and Wilbur Roberts, Sr.; step-brothers Edney and Derek Gaitor and David Cadet; aunts Mildred Geneva Sands and Essie McKinney; daughter-in-law Valencia Roberts; sisters-in-law Ida, Violet and Rose Roberts, Vernisha Gaitor and Joan Cadet; brothers-in-law Hilton Bain and Richard Walker; nieces Adinah White, Meredith Mingo, Lucinda Curry, Sanovia, Secoya and Shenika Roberts, Meleisha and Bashawna Swain, Jada Rolle, Derecka and Tamika Gaitor, Yvette Archer, Marcia Coleby and Rosita Pinder; nephews Aaron and Algernon Huyler, Kermit and Renardo Curry, Simone, Patrick Jr. Angelo Jr. Paticko Roberts, Baron Swain, Lamont, Dominique, Dario, Derek, Jr. and Edney Gaitor, Jr., Deandra, Frankie, Delon and Kevin Cadet; and many other relatives and friends including the Sandy Point and Crossing Rock communities.ObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar ies of Fies of F ies of Fies of F ies of F amilamil amilamil amil y and Fy and F y and Fy and F y and F rr rr r iendsiends iendsiends iends 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 February 2003 Mr. Fred Zulauf won a gas barbecue grill in a William Brewer cork drawing for their wine customers. Presenting the grill is Ms. Lillian Forbes of the William Brewer Company at their store in Marsh Harbour. Mr. Zulauf, who is a homeowner in Mariners Cove, Treasure Cay, had his name on the first three eligible corks randomly drawn. The drawing was held on December 21.Lucky Winner Receives BBQ Subscribe to The Abaconian

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January 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 19 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 through Dundas Town...........$10.00 + $3 Murphy Town or Pelican Shores........................ $14.00 + $4 Eastern Shores or Spring City ...........................$15.00 + $4 Gov. Clinic ..........................................................$ 6.00 + $3 Snake Cay .......................................................$35.00 + $10 Treasure Cay B ................................................$55.00 + $ 5 Casuarina Point ...............................................$60.00 + $10 Airport Treas. Cay B ......................................$65.00 + $ 5 Bahama Palm Shores .....................................$70.00 + $10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ..............................$80.00 + $10 Crossing Rocks .............................................$100.00 + $10 Sandy Point ................................................... $135.00 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Abaco Beach Hotel through Wally s...................$ 2.00 + $2 Jib Room .............................................................$ 5.00 + $2 Stop Light or Dove Plaza ....................................$ 6.00 + $3 Government Freight Dock ..................................$ 7.00 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance................$ 9.00 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour No children under three years to be charged. Uncaged pets will be charged as passengers Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf Boards $3.00 ea. Between Northern Abaco Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star, or Moxy................$14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors ..................................$10 + $5 Sand Banks ..........................................................$20 + $5 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 Joes Creek .........................................$25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ...........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..................................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks...................................................$7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 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 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 HarbourDive Abaco...................................367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive Center............367-4646Hope TownDaves Dive Shop.........................366-0029 Froggies....................................... 366-0431Treasure CayTreasure Divers............................365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures.............365-8111Green Turtle CayBrendals Dive Shop.....................365-4411 Green Turtle Divers......................365-4271 Guana Cay Dive Shop.............365-5178 Man-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 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 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....................$$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-3278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............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 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

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Page 20 The Abaconian January 15th, 2003 ____________________________________________________________ GREEN TURTLE CAY PROPERTIESLIGHTBOURN REALTYContact:Chris Farrington Green Turtle Cay, Abaco 242-365-4695 chris.f@batelnet.bs Pineapple BluffExceptional Waterfront spread on an acre comprising 3,289 sq feet of living space with three bedrooms and bathrooms, 235 of shoreline, a seaside pool, wooden decks and covered porch. Main house features open kitchen and living/dining area. Beautifully furnished. Call for details. Offered at $2,800,000 Coco Bay Landscaped lot with dock for boat up to 50 with 6 draft. Magnificent views of Coco Bay. Offered at $575,000 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 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 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 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 Green Turtle Estates: 1/2 acre only 125 feet from ocean beach. Firm $183,000 Coco Bay: 1/3 acre, 75 x 185, about 3 min walk to beach. $59,000 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. NEW! Secluded two-acre parcel with house stetching from Bluff Harbour to the Sea of Abaco. Over 1000 feet of water front. Stunning views. Two bedrooms / 2 baths. New protected dock on Bluff Harbour. Gazebo on Sea of Abaco. 30,000 gallon cistern. Stand-by generator. Many mature trees. Garage. $3,000,000 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 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 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 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 By Alice Bain As part of the boat building industry on Man-O-War Cay, Uncle Norman Albury was the islands sailmaker for many years. Marcel Albury, Uncle Normans son, talked a little about his father and what it was like growing up in a sailmaking family. My fathers father, Edgar Albury, was the original sailmaker on the island, sais Mr. Marcel. He died when I was only about three years old. About the only thing I can remember about him was that one time I lugged away his walking cane when he was sitting and he shook his finger at me and said, You carried away my cane! Go and get it! Two large boats of more than 100 feet were made on Abaco during those yearsthe threemasted schooners The Abaco and The Abaco, Bahamas Edgar and Norman made the sails for these and for the many small sponging sloops that worked the sponge beds in the early 20th century. All the sails were made from cotton in those days, Mr. Marcel continued, and the cloth came from England from a company called the Woodbury Canvas Company. It was only 22 inches wide and came in bolts a hundred yards long. My father would overlap two strips by an inch and a half and double seam them together. Of course, this was all done by hand. But when Norman sewed canvas, it was just as uniform as if it was machine done. You could go to any part of that seaming and measure, and it was always three stitches to an inch. As a little boy I used to thread needles for my fatherall the kids didand later on as a teenager I sewed some canvas with him, too. Youd put about ten feet of cotton thread on a needle and double it so it was five feet long, then pull it through a block of beeswax so it would go through the canvas easier. The needles were about three and a half inches long, and hed use longer needles for sewing the rope around the edges of the sail. Sometimes for that hed use three strands of twine instead of just doubled. My father would take 100 yards of canvas and put the two ends together, and he could do 75 yards of sewing in a day. It was always done so when you cut the sail, your canvas was already put together two pieces, two pieces, two pieces all the way. To make the sail, Uncle Norman would go to the boat and take a measure, put a tape up the mast and out the boom. We had a large grassy yard and hed lay the dimension out with rope and lay the canvas out over it. He used to use an old-fashioned straightedge razor, and hed cut the canvas three inches out past the measure. Then hed go along the boom edge and number the seams, then sew them, then trim the sail again after laying it out again. After it was all cut, hed put the rope in the seams and turn the edges up for double thickness. For schooner sails wed use 5/8 inch rope. For smaller boats a half inch and maybe 3/8 inch for the dinghy sails. Marcel estimates that Uncle Norman died around 1985. Marcel helped with sailmaking to begin with, but in 1959 he founded Alburys Ferry Service and has been running that business ever since. Ive seen a lot running the ferry service, he said, and its taught me that most people are good, and they want to do whats expected of them. If youd asked me what percentage of people are good before, I probably would have said around 75 percentnow I think its more like 97 percent. People generally want to do the right thing! My mother used to sew canvas a bit, too, he said. One day she made up a little ditty bagthat was the beginning of the Sail Shop canvas bag companyshe used to make little bags with rope bottoms so theyd sit down and then some travel bags. My sister Lois continued with the shop, and her daughter Annie works there now. About his fathers later years and his death, Marcel said, I think he just gave up. He always wanted a sick bed and someone to wait on him, and he got it. The last ten or fifteen years of his life he was in his own world because he went deafhis biggest concern was whether all the boats were in at night. He used to go down there and count them! He walked with a cane, but it was mostly for show. When hed see some ladies walking, he put the cane up under his arm until he passed them, then hed put it down on the ground again! He hailed everyonethere were no strangers to him. Hed go up to any visitor and ask if theyd seen one of us, (his children) as if hed known them all his life. Uncle Normans legacy lives on in Marcels stories and in the shape of the Man-O-War Cay community to this day. A Unisex SalonOfra Cosmetics Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Massages Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza 367-3623Sailmaking Part 1 Uncle Norman Sewed by Hand

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January 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 21 Office Ph. 242-367-2992 Fax 242-367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Brent Cartwright coldbank@abacoinet.com Mailin Sands msands@abacoinet.com Lightbourn RealtyGreat Abaco Club-#0082 Lovely 3/2 canal front home in gated community, features outside decks, the only home with a private dock, and has views of the Sea of Abaco. $585,000 Marsh Harbour-#01673/2 house in Cove Estates, well kept and can be sold furnished or unfurnished. Great Price Call today. Guana Cay#138618,590 sq.ft vacant lot with deeded dock slip on Boat Harbour. $90,000 Palm Ridge-#01702/1 home that offers total privacy and seclusion and offers 100' of beach frontage. Sits on 3+/acres of lovely property. Close to Little Harbour and Cherokee Sound. $455,000 Marsh Harbour4/2 house centrally located in prime commercial area. This building would be ideal for a commercial venture such as office building, retail store, medical building etc. $245,000 Guana Cay-#0195-vacant beach front lot available, running 70' on the magnificent beach by 250' deep. $240,000 Hope Town Lucayos-10,000 sq. ft lot with sea views. Private and quiet area $99,000 Guana Cay Several parcels of magnificent beachfront property available. Call for prices. Marsh HarbourTwo, 2/1 apartments for sale, 1/1 efficiency in the rear also, fairly new appliances, furnished, fenced yard. $228,000 Marsh Harbour3/2.5 home in Cove Estates, garage, self contained apartment on first level, furnished, BRING OFFERS!-Listed at $355,000 Marsh Harbour4/2 house on prime commercial property in central location. Ideal place for a commercial venture. $245,000 Sand Banksvacant property available in the Sand Banks area, various sizes, Call today. Starting at $47,900 Cabbage PointAcreage available in 5 acre plots, with financing. 20% down balance over 5 years. Call today for more details. Casuarina Pointvacant lot available, approx. 10,000sq.ft $25,000 Bahama Palm Shoresvarious vacant lots available, call for more information. Starting at $5,500 Man-O-War Cay1 bed, 1 bath with an upstairs loft, centrally located in the heart of town. Close to all conveniences. $159,000 Casuarina Point3/1 canal front home on double lot. Many extras. REDUCED $289,000 Marsh Harbour2 acres of prime residential property. Runs 190 on the beautiful Sea of Abaco.-Call for details. Cherokee Sound3/1 well-kept home in heart of town. Mostly furnished and features private back patio, and close to conveniences. Phone today for an appointment to view. Man-O-War Cay 1/1 charming cottage with extra upstairs sleeping loft. Newly renovated, well kept and conveniently located. $140,500 Guana Cay 4/2 home perched high on a bluff in Boat Harbour, the living area features an open floor plan and presents fantastic views of the Sea of Abaco. Also has a 1/1 apartment on the lower level. $699,000 Winter is the season when colds and flu are most frequent. How do you know whether you have a cold or the flu? Many of their symptoms are identical, sore throat, runny nose, cough and fever. But the flu also makes a person ache all over and generally feel bad. Both are viral infections. Neither colds nor the flu is affected by antibiotics. If your doctor prescribes antibiotics, it is to treat bacterial infections that take advantage of a persons weakened immune system. Colds are caused by a variety of viruses while flu is usually a variation of one of three viruses. Colds Colds are highly contagious and are passed by coughing, sneezing or touching something such as a telephone or door handle which a sick person has touched. It is contracted through a persons nose, mouth or eyes so the advice is avoid touching your face and to wash your hands frequently. Stay away from persons who are sick with a cold or flu. A cold usually lasts about one week but can last longer in children or older persons. Colds can be caused by many different viruses which have made it impossible to create a vaccine against them. There are many misconceptions about catching a cold. Getting chilled or overheated or getting wet has not been shown to affect the severity of a cold. There are some home remedies which can help with the unpleasant symptoms. These include gargling with a salt water solution, inhaling the mist from a vaporizer and eating chicken soup. Flu The flu is also contagious and frequently lasts longer than a cold, one to two weeks. Some persons, particularly the elderly can feel weak for a long time after the major symptoms have subsided. However, a flu vaccine is offered each fall and is the best way to prevent getting the flu. Since there is a limited number of strains of flu, scientists can change the vaccine each year to the specific strain that they think will be prevalent. These need to be gotten in November and December to be protected. The elderly or anyone with a weak immune system can still get the flu but the symptoms and complications will be greatly reduced. How to Get Relief If you do contact a cold or the flu, drink plenty of fluids, especially water, eat foods that are nutritious, especially fruits and vegetables, and get plenty of sleep. Smoking or being in an atmosphere with cigarette smoke will irritate your nose and throat. There are many medications that you can buy to relieve your symptoms. These medications do not cure your cold or flu but will make you feel better. Some have medicine which cover all symptoms But it is recommended that you buy medications which are specific to the symptoms which you have. A cough syrup will help with coughs. Get a nasal decongestant to unclog a stuffy nose. An expectorant can loosen mucous in the throat or chest. Some of these can cause other reactions such as drowsiness or upset stomach. Then there are several medications whichCold and Flu Season Is Herewill make you fell better generally. Tylenol will lower a fever and lessen the aching which frequently accompanies the flu. Aspirin and Motrin are others which will help lessen the misery of having a cold or flu. However, with all medications it is very important to follow the directions and not exceed the dosages. When You Should See a Doctor If your cold or flu lasts more than a week or if your symptoms get worse, it is time to see a doctor. These diseases can cause complications which need to be taken care of professionally. These can include bronchitis, ear infections or pneumonia. If you or your child develops a high fever or you have a history of respiratory problems, it is advised that you see your doctor. 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.

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Page 22 The Abaconian January 15th, 2003 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 LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE Blue House One-of-a-kind beach front home designed by the Architect / Owner for family and beach living. 5 bed / 4 bath, large living / dining area with modern kitchen, wrap-around deck. Many, many extra features. $2,100,000 CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above. $1,169,000 "Sea Grapes" Directly on the ocean modern CBS fully tiled 3600 sq. ft. home on extra large lot with 215 ft. frontage. Features 3 bed / 3 bath, fully equipped kitchen, large living / dining area (open concept). Two bedrooms / living / dining / kitchen all face ocean side and have direct access to beautiful garden and beach. Garage and utility in main house with additional detached garage / work shop / storage. Grounds fully landscaped with irrigation / sprinkler system. $2,225,000 Serenity A real Estate property. Modern 4 bed/4.5 bath, 5600 sq. ft., two storey CBS home with incredible ocean views. Upper level extra large, open concept living/dining/kitchen with outdoor covered balcony and master en-suite bed/bath. Lower level 2 bed/2 bath, lounge, wet bar plus additional bed/bath and double 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 SOLDBy Dr. BarnyardBiting Insects Made Me Crazy! BusterThe Buster trial in Little Harbour concluded last week with a legal decision that stunned the world. Buster was found innocent by reason of insanity. Legal experts expected a guilty verdict after damaging testimony by Duck Too, Duckies surviving lifemate. Mr. Too testified to witnessing Buster brutally biting off Duckies head on the beach during a romantic encounter gone awry. Johnny Conchrun, living up to his reputation as a world class barrister, used brilliant courtroom maneuvers which left the Little Harbour jurors dazed, confused and finally convinced of Busters innocence. Quickly dropping his, If the duck wasnt bit, you must acquit defense, Conchruns legal strategy included components of most celebrity courtroom defenses including Shaggys, Wasnt me, the Twinky defense, rough romance excuse and finally the perennial American favorite, It wasnt my fault. Conchruns strategy, sure to be studied by legal historians for years to come, has already been labeled the KFC Defense or the Biting Insects Defense. On the final day of the trial at Petes Pub in Little Harbour, Conchrun presented the jury with his final piece of evidence, a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken (original recipe, white meat extra cost). Objection, objection, protested prosecuting attorney Au Brie Clarque, esq lll. The defense is obviously trying to bribe the jury. Do you honestly think this jury could be bought with a piece of chicken? demanded Judge Judy. I know these guys, they could be bought with a chicken finger. For a breast or thigh, they would sell their mother, retorted Clarque. After receiving assurances from Conchrun that the jury was only to examine, not eat the evidence, Judge Judy allowed the bucket to be passed to the jury. As KFC vapours permeated the courtroom, Judge Judy called a brief recess so the jury could exmine the evidence in privacy and allow the now ravenous legal teams to obtain lunch. On return to the courtroom, Conchrun pried the bucket from the greasy fingers of the jury foreman. After peering inside, a triumphant Conchrun placed the bucket on Judge Judys bench. After peering into the bucket herself, a frown crossed the judges face, quickly replaced by a look of disbelief. Why, this is a disgrace! Rattling the bucket with its clean picked bones at Conchrun, she demanded, You had better have an explanation or I am going to jail you for jury tampering and I am inclined to jail the jury for destroying evidence in a capital murder case as well! Please, have patience your honor, pleaded Conchrun. Allow me to call my last witness. Then my case will become obvious. A hushed silence fell over the courtroom at Petes Pub. All heads turned to see who would be Conchruns last witness. His commanding presence was felt even before his body physically entered the courtroom. Audible gasps of surprise filled the air as courtroom observers were shocked to witness Pedro Juan-Stone confidently saunter to the witness chair. The reputed head of the Little Harbour mob appeared quite at home in the courtroom. Even Conchruns usual rabid courtroom style appeared to beThe Trial Continues: Is Buster Insane? Please see Duckie Page 23Corner 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 367-2250

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January 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 23 The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 1/15/03 Bahama Palm Shores Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1,300 sq.ft. home. with 1 bedroom, 1 bath detached cottage/apartment on almost 1/2 acre lot. One Block from beach, two minute walk.................................# AB76 -$275,000 Cabbage Cove 1/3 Acre Sea of Abaco Beach-front Bulding Sites Mid-way between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. ...................... .....................................................................................................................# AB5142 $ 118,000Elbow Cay North End "Silver Butte" 2 bedroom 2 bath Beach House almost 1/2 Acre, 130' of Beach-front on beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. Superb Ocean Views Furnished......# AB70 $ 998,235 Elbow Cay "Marnie's Creek" 1/2 acre hillside building sites, a private dock slip for each parcel fabulous Sea of Abaco views ...............................................................................................................................# AB5114 from:$ 230,000 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 $ 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...........................# AB25 $ 349,900 Great Guana Cay "Oceanfrontier Hideaway" mini-resort Beach-front 6 unique 2 bedroom, 1 bath, rental log cabins2,000 gal/day Watermaker Central location....... ................................................................# AB26 $ 1,275,000 Green Turtle Cay "Coco Sound" 28 prime residential building sites between Coco Bay and White Sound from 1/4 1/2 acre......................................................................................................................................# AB5090 from: $ 59,000 Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Beautiful 2.68 acre building site. sea-to-sea, between Coco Bay and the Ocean. 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Great elevation, wonderful White Sound and Sea of Abaco views.................... ....................................................................................................................# AB5094 $ 485,000 Green Turtle Cay Family Residence 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath -2,265 sq.ft. living space on two floors on 1 1/2 secluded acres................... .......................................................................................................................# AB35 $945,000Leisure Lee "Leisure's Rest" 3 bedroom 2 full baths, plus 2 -1/2 baths 2,700 sq.ft. home beautifully landscaped. Fully Furnished......................................................................................................................# AB84 $ 350,000 Little Harbour "Down the Way" 3 bedroom 3 bath home -530' of harbour frontage Solar Electric w/gen. back up Private Docks -Boat House2 Garages Furnished...........................................................# AB65 -$ 1,300,000Man-O-War Cay "Outrageous" 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home. 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Furnished.......................................# AB66 $765,000Treasure Cay "Son Burns" 4 bedroom 3 bath 2,160 sq.ft. home almost 3/4 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock Fully Furnished...........................................................................................................# AB72 $635,000 Treasure Cay "South View" 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home. Canal-front Location Great Sea of Abaco Views, Good family home Fully furnished............... .........................................................................................# AB30 -$340,000 "Cave Hill" Man-O-War Cay Main Residence, Guest House, Boat House, Snore Box, Generator. 2 3/4 Acres. Private Harbour plus 2 docks on Sea of Abaco deeded ocean beach access Fabulous Views Furnished # AB75 $2,360,000 "Lady Bug Loft" Elbow Cay Dorros Cove 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,600 sq.ft new home, on almost 1/2 Acre overlooking Tahiti Beach. Private boat slip. Superb views and great proximity to beach and docking facilities. Fully Furnished # AB83 $840,000"Running Light" Marsh Harbour 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 # AB42 $800,000 Derek 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, IIIEstate Agent Elbow Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 366-0665 e.mail: roscoe@hgchristie.com SOLD 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 restrained in the presence of this Little Harbour legend, though legal experts were puzzled how Juan-Stone, a man with prior arrests for piracy and illegal underwater railroad operation, could possibly help Conchruns case. Juan-Stone listed his addresses as Nantucket, Little Harbour, Wyoming and New Jersey. He claimed multiple occupations including artiste, restauranteur, railroad engineer, anthropologist and ethologist. Could you explain for the courtrooms benefit what is an ethologist and what qualifies you for this title? asked Conchrun. An ethologist is an expert in animal behavior. As the proprietor of Petes Pub for 30 years, I have witnessed animal behavior that makes the chimpanzee cage at the San Diego Zoo seem downright tame. What qualifies you as an anthropologist? It is a little known fact that Little Harbour was actually founded as a anthropologic experiment. My father, Ricardo Juan-Stone, was convinced that the theory of evolution was incomplete. He was a believer in the theory of reverse evolution or Revolution. By starting the settlement as cave dwellers, he was able to prove that some of the population would, in fact, revert to a more primitive lifestyle and would continue to head down the evolutionary ladder in reverse. His famous sculpture 18 Ages of Man demonstrates this trend as some of the figures become more neanderthal in appearance over time while others become more refined. Has this theory of Revolution been proven? Look around you, counselor, what do you think? Studying the jury and courtroom audience, Conchrun had to agree that the theory of Revolution had been well proven here in Little Harbour. So theoretically, a visitor to Little Harbour could conceivably engage in primitive behavior, revolutionary behavior you might say, and still not offend community standards? Absolutely, replied Juan-Stone. Could you tell me what Little Harbour is most infamous for? demanded Conchrun. Its world class drinking team? Try again. Paranoid, insular community behavior? Nope. Blurred marital boundaries? Try again Mr Juan-Stone. Is there perhaps a dark little secret? You know, Mr Stone, a dark little secret that you dont share with outsiders. A secret that visitors to your little settlement dont discover until its TOO LATE! Squirming in his seat, Juan-Stone was losing his composure. He hesitantly replied, Well, OK. We arent proud of it but it happens here almost every night. The sun sets, then the noise starts. First a few slaps, then some humming. Then the cries of agony, the moaning and groaning of Little Harbours victims of Biting Insects. Yes, we know its primitive but like the praying mantis, biting insects is common to many Carribean cultures. Usually it starts at sunset but it is not unheard of at sunrise and even at times during a nooner. A shocked silence filled the courtroom as Little Harbour residents appeared embarrassed that their secret was unveiled. Slamming her gavel on the bar top, Judge Judy demanded an end to Conchruns seemingly pointless and meandering line of questioning. If I may, your honor, I will address the jury with my closing arguments. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, nothing can change the fact that our beloved Duckie is dead, his blood spilled on our beautiful Little Harbour beach. Nobody misses Duckie more than Buster. Yes, they made an odd couple but this is certainly no crime here in Abaco. Imagine if you can, an aroma such as your recently devoured KFC wafting in your nostrils. Now imagine this aroma intensified one thousand times for this is the olfactory capability of a canine such as Buster, a canine with a proven passion for poultry. Now in passionate embrace with a duck, this hapless canine in a revolutionary settlement where primitive behavior is commonplace finds himself nibbling at the ducks nape. As the sun sets, the biting insects start. How could this mere canine stop? I ask you to find Buster innocent by reason of insanity. The biting insects drove him crazy! DuckieFrom Page 22 Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Greater Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Touch of Class, Treasure Cay, 367-2536Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Mackerals Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort The jury returned a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity within an hour. Buster, with a gleam in his eye and a feather in his collar, walked unleashed out of the courtroom, a free dog. And so the trial of the century came to a close in Little Harbour. In Marsh Harbour, potcakes celebrated by overturning trash cans while in Little Harbour an uneasy calm fell over the tiny settlement. An uneasy calm broken only by the cries of agony of those suffering from biting insects. .Suspect Is Acquitted

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Page 24 The Abaconian January 15th, 2003 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 Yellowwood, 3 bedrom 1 bath. Beautiful views and breezes. Call 519-9341842. References required. Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Hope Town Conch Crawl Cottage. Beautiful vacation home. Accommodates up to 14 persons. Leave message at 242-367-4550 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 upscale retail area, constant foot traffic. Ground floor available. Call: 367-3262 ext. 201 Bustic Bight Resort Bustic Bight Resort Bustic Bight Resort Bustic Bight Resort Bustic Bight ResortFour Guest Units Liquor Store Open till 9 p.m. Phone 367-5995 Ask for Ernestine RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSLittle Harbour. Great ocean view, furnished 2 bed with A/C 2 baths, sun deck, screened porch, w/all amenities. For rent $850/wk. Sell for $250,000, owner financing available. Call 3663616 or 850-230-8212 Leave message Sweetings Tract 2 bed / 1 bath apt, furnished including water and gas. $1100 month. Call 3672660 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 HOUSE WANTEDHome located on Guana Cay or Hope Town. Offering owner financing with down payment. Please call 727-937-2159 or E-mail sailaholics@cs.comArea 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 Resort353-1252Wood 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 Abaco 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 VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Repairs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury Owner/Manager Magistrates Court December 11th, 2002 Two residents of Moores Island, were charged with uttering threats of harm, obscene language and disorderly behaviour. The defendants pleaded not guilty, and the matter has been adjourned to March 19, 2003. A resident of Marsh Harbour, has been charged with wantonly discharging a firearm. He pleaded not guilty, and the matter has been adjourned to February 26, 2003. A Marsh Harbour resident, was charged with burglary and stealing. The preliminary inquiry has been set for March 27, 2003. A Marsh Harbour woman was charged with eighteen counts of stealing by reason of employment. The matter has been adjourned to March 27, 2003. A Sweetings Cay, Grand Bahama, man was charged with attempted rape and burglary. The matter has been adjourned to February 27, 2003. Two residents of Marsh Harbour were charged with possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply, and possession of ammunition. The matter has been adjourned to February 27, 2003. Two residents of Sandy Point were charged with possession of dangerous drugs. The matter has been adjourned to February 27, 2003. A Marsh Harbour resident was charged with causing damage and unlawfully carrying fire arms. The matter has been adjourned to February 27, 2003.Court Report Christine Ferguson, and Marie and John Dimanche had been charged with conspiracy to commit forgery, possession of forged documents and uttering forged documents. All defendants pleaded guilty and were convicted of the charges. Mrs. Ferguson was fined $1,200, Mrs. Dimanche $600 and Mr. Dimanche $1,250. A large ocean-going catamaran is expected to resume daily Nassau / Miami trips in January 2003. The vessel, undergoing inspection in Denmark, will be operated as Millennium Cruise Lines. Round trip fares for the four-hour trip are scheduled to be $110 for adults exclusive of port fees and taxes. The vessel can carry automobiles and any freight Bahamians can buy in Miami. The ships amenities will include several theatres, a casino, souvenir stores and a dining area. In early spring Bahama Fast Ferry is initiating their ferry service from Nassau to Sandy Point which will give Abaco bound visitors and residents a comfortable surface alternative to an airplane trip. Surface travel to the United States is now available from Abaco through Pinders Ferry in Crown Haven.Nassau/Miami Catamaran Will Resume

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January 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 25Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE 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 LtdGreen 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 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 Scotland Cay Home Sea of Abaco water front, Lg. 3 bed/3bath, workshop, modern CBS, just remodeled, terrific view, dock, marina slip, landing rights, completely furnished, extra buildable lot. $990,000. Owner 561-746-3337 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 Evans, BRIMultiple-listing Broker Ph: 242-367-2365 abacorealtor@abacoinet.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 Select Homes Affordable PropertiesNew! 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 harbour side lots near settlement. 1acre plus 100 on the water. $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 $25,000 Building lot near to beaches and public dock. $59,000 Classified Ads Bring Results Call 367-3202Sweeting Tract cleared lot 118 x 80 $27,500 Call 365-8691 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 561-7380996Treasure CayTwo bed / 2 bath, patio, shed, double lot, 135 x 200 fully furnished, 1 block from beach. $200,000. Call 561-236-6649 Houses and Land For Sale or RentClassified Advertisements

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Page 26 The Abaconian January 15th, 2003 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 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 A LAST UNIT A LAST UNIT A LAST UNIT A LAST UNIT A TT TT T THIS PRICE THIS PRICE THIS PRICE THIS PRICE THIS 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 CayHOPE 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 CONTRACTBy Isobel Sherman As advertised on Radio Abaco, Abaco Pizza is back. And it is back in a huge way as far as customers are concerned. Abaco Pizza opened its take-out and delivery store at the end of November. Located in the building formerly occupied by Kool Scoops behind CIBC Bank in Marsh Harbour, customers quickly found Abaco Pizza. It was almost as if they were waiting three years for Abaco Pizza to return. The response was tremendous with persons ordering personal pan pizzas and large pizzas as that was all they could have in the beginning due to a delay in receiving special equipment. However, now one can order a personal, small, medium and large size pizza as well as a take out salad. The new larger oven arrived just before Christmas and is working hard to meet the demand. The pizza is excellent. The dough is made fresh daily by owners Silbert and Dolly Mills and their staff. They make a pizza that will stand with or be better than any bought in the States. Many of the staff returned who worked three years ago at Abaco Pizzas original site at Admirals Yacht Haven. What is amazing is that Abaco Pizza has not even had the time to erect their sign outside but persons are coming for their pizza. The building does not accommodate dine-in and only provides take-out and delivery service. The original Abaco Pizza building was destroyed by Hurricane Floyd in September 1999,Abaco Pizza Is Back! Ms. Kay King is shown loading the oven with more pizzas at Abaco Pizza. A new oven was just installed, increasing production of pizzas and allowing a larger variety of sizes. SOLDSOLD SOLDSOLD SOLD These two photographs were taken at the Progressive Liberal Party convention in November, 2002. In the picture on the left Mr. Wayne Big Six Bastien, and in the picture on the right Mr.Tim Roberts stand with the Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas. Local Delagates Pose with Prime Minister

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January 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 27 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 125 HP $4000200 HP $5000 Contact National Marine @ 367-2326 85 HP Yamaha $2000. Call 365-6138 20 Wellcraft 2000 model, 150 HP Merc, opti max, 7 HP kicker, $8500. Call 366-0135 20 Wellcraft 1978, steplift, 150HP OMC 1983, needs a starter. $1500. also 225 HP OMC 1987 $3200 OBO. Call 365-0083 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 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. 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 SERVICES Tropical SouvenirsStraw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsDon MacKay Blvd. near Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour 91 Subaru Loyale, 4 door, auto, A/C, low mileage, p/windows. Asking $3000 OBO 3658895 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE2 5-cubic foot freezers top open + side/front opening. $200 each. 365-8895 Daily Scheduled FlightsFt. Lauderdale AbacoCharters and Cargo AvailableCall 367-3597 366-0069 Or 954-359-0380 Buying? Selling?Need Qualified Help?Want more business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 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 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 estimated 1,200 mainland visitors to the Cay for the days festivities. The event began 100 or more years ago as a holiday fund raising event with a costumed Bunce man paraded through the settlement in a wheelbarrow during the holidays. An accompanying orator made an appeal to residents collecting money for some town charitable cause. The Bunce man was not allowed out of the wheelbarrow until enough money was collected. Approximately ten years ago it began to take on Junkanoo overtones from Nassau which now dominate the event. Town businesses contribute to provide the funding for the event prizes. Perhaps the Bunce man will be reintroduced to their festivities, giving the Green Turtle Cay event its own unique authenticity. Hope Town sponsored a traditional midnight Junkanoo rush on New Years Eve. JunkanooFrom Page 12 RojosRojos RojosRojos RojosFire and Safety Products/ServicesMarsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasFire Extinguishers Fire Suppression Systems Inspections/Hydro Testing Extinguisher recharging Safety Equipment and Supplies Fire Alarm Systems Burglar Alarms Breathing Apparatus First Aid SuppliesTel: (242) 367-5515 Cell: 375-3676 Fax: (242) 367-5515 e-mail: rojos69@hotmail.com Water 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. Water Well 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 makers

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