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February 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 11, NUMBER 3, FEBRUARY 1ST, 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 The RAC Holiday CarnivalComing February 13 March 2 Murphy Town Park on Forest Drive Robin Albury Caitlin Albury Nicholas AlburyCrash Claims Three Abaco LivesAbaco Pays Tribute to Three Outstanding AlburysAbaco suffered a great loss on January 8 when three of our citizens were killed in that fateful US Airways Express flight 5481 which crashed just after take off from the Charlotte, North Carolina airport. Robin Albury, his daughter Caitlin Albury and brother Nicholas Albury, all from Marsh Harbour, were among the 21 casualties. The flight took off but immediately had problems. A distress call came on take off but the crash happened within seconds. The plane hit a corner of a hanger as it crashed to the ground and immediately burst into flame. The aircraft was a Beech 1900 D turboprop which carried a crew of two pilots and 19 passengers. The three Alburys were seated at the rear of the plane. The plane was scheduled to fly to Greenville, South Carolina, a flight of 45 minutes. Robin, aged 38, and his youngest brother Nicholas, aged 21, were going to a hardware trade show being held in Greenville and Caitlin, aged 12, was excited about going to the show with her father. Robin and Nicholas are owners of Abaco Hardware Store in Marsh Harbour along with their two other brothers. The family learned about the crash of the commuter flight on television and knew that their family members were scheduled to be aboard that flight. Phone calls to US Air confirmed that they were aboard and that Please see Crash Page 5 DPM Pratt Visits North Abaco Lobosky Speaks to ChamberThe Deputy Prime Minister, Mrs. Cynthia Mother Pratt visited Abaco on January 13 to visit Guana Cay and Scotland Cay in the Police boat. She then went to Little Abaco to look at the Crown Haven school building and teachers residence which are no longer in use by the Ministry of Education. She will be opening a police station in part of the school and use the residence for the officers. See story on page 3. Mr. Reginald Lobosky, past president of the Nassau Chamber of Commerce and very knowledgeable about the trade agreements The Bahamas has under consideration, spoke to the Abaco Chamber of Commerce on January 23. He detailed to the Chamber members on benefits and disavantages of signing on to the agreements. Mr. Lobosky is shown on the left above being presented with a plaque of appreciation from Michael Albury, President of the Abaco Chamber, in the center and Art Sands, Vice President of the Chamber, on the right. See story on page 16.

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Page 2 The Abaconian February 1st, 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 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 BIKESSir Gerald PassesBy Isobel Sherman The second Governor General of the Bahamas since Independence, Sir Gerald Cash, age 85, passed away on January 6 after suffering a massive stroke on New Years Day. Sir Gerald served as Governor General from 1979 until 1988 and he was our longest serving Governor General. Sir Gerald served as a member of the House of Assembly in 1949 and in 1956. His wife, Lady Cash, and two sons and a daughter survive Sir Gerald.Prime Minister Is Honoured with AwardThe Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Perry G. Christie, was awarded the Global Award during the Turner Broadcasting Systems Trumpet Awards Ceremony. The Trumpet Awards were limited to African Americans who have attained excellence in various fields. Mr. Christie was the first recipient of the Global Award and went to Atlanta, Georgia, for the ceremony.Another Bahamian FirstBy Isobel Sherman Roger Smith, former professional tennis player and now in charge of tennis at Nassau Beach Hotel in Nassau, will be leaving The Bahamas in July to become the first Bahamian coach for the United States Tennis Association. He will also be the first black United States Tennis Association coach. Mr. Smith became the Bahamas first touring pro and he played Davis Cup for The Bahamas. He served as coach for the Davis Cup. In all likelihood Smith will be coaching juniors in the USTA programme. When Mr. Smith and his family relocate, it will be to the new USTA tennis facility in Los Angeles.Rise in Sex OffensesBy Isobel Sherman There was a 24 percent rise in rape offenses in The Bahamas in 2002. Of the 138 cases reported 42 percent resulted in arrest and in 57 percent of the cases the victim knew the assailant. Statistics involving conviction were not available at this time.Deputy Prime Minister Speaks out on CrimeBy Isobel Sherman There have been seven murders in The Bahamas since January 1. Deputy Prime Minister Cynthia Mother Pratt spoke out that she will do what it takes to stop these violent crimes. Mrs. Pratt was shocked at the murder of a 12-year-old boy while sitting in his living room. Mrs. Pratt said that her job was to guard and protect the people of The Bahamas against criminals. Mrs. Pratt said the Government will be acting but for security reasons she would not announce what plans the Government has to stop violent crime in the nation.New Ambassador Is NamedBy Isobel Sherman The Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry Christie, has announced the appointment of Dr. Paulette Bethel as Ambassador to the United Nations from The Bahamas. She replaces Mr. Anthony Rolle. Dr. Bethel said she will make sure that the Bahamas is heard in all areas especially human rights and the trafficking of drugs.Forty-Hour Work Week BeginsBy Isobel Sherman As of February 1, 2003, the 40-hour work week will come into being. This is the final leg of the Employment Act 2001 which reduced the work week to 44 hours from 48 hours in the first stage in 2002 and then the final stage from 44 hours to 40 hours. Minister of Labour and Immigration, Mr. Vincent Peet, stated that the pay of workers should not be reduced by this change in hours. He emphasized that workers must be more productive even with less hours. This law does not mean a reduction in productivity.Nassau Guardian Has Major ChangesThe Nassau Guardian one of the two major daily newspapers in Nassau, has recently undergone major changes. The 60 percent ownership by an American, John Perry, has been sold to PanEd Investments which is owned by a group of Bahamians. The remaining 40 percent is owned by a many individual Bahamians. The Guardian has had financial problems recently and the new group is hoping to reverse the trend and make it a profitable paper once more. The Guardian established in 1844, was the only paper for many years until 1903 when The Tribune began publishing. They are now both morning papers. It is expected that the new owners will reorganize to find ways of reducing costs. The Guardian also owns the Freeport News another daily paper. National News Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results Serving DailyBreakfast, Lunch & Dinnerin the Abaco Beach ResortTel: 367-2158 for Dinner ReservationsFebruary 1 & 2 Featuring Chan Pratt Malcolm Rae Anne Ray Colette Bootle Don Russell Pete Johnstonand many more6th AnnualArAr ArAr Ar t Festivt Festiv t Festivt Festiv t Festiv alal alal alAbaco Beach ResortIts Finally BackSunday Brunch ExtravaganzaServing Prime Ribs & All Your FavoritesUnlimited Mimosas & Free Soda$25 per personJ 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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February 1st, 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. FEAFEA FEAFEA FEA TURED PROPER TURED PROPER TURED PROPER TURED PROPER TURED PROPER TITI TITI TI ESES ESES ESwwwwww wwwwww www .damianos.com.damianos.com .damianos.com.damianos.com .damianos.com Mermaids RidgeELBOW CAY DORROS COVE 1,476 sq. ft. 3b/3b ocean front home custom built in 1999. Golf cart garage, large storage space under house, separate generator house, fully furnished and landscaped. Includes golf cart and private dock slip. Within walking distance to Tahiti Beach. 1/2 acre lot. PRICED TO SELL $1,150,000. Internet Ref. Tilloo CutELBOW CAY DORROS COVE Spacious island home, 1700 sq. ft. pod style with 3 beds, 2 baths, fireplace, and look out tower. Enjoy watching the sunrise or sunset with a panoramic view of the Sea of Abaco, Tilloo Cut and the Atlantic Ocean. Excellent elevation, large storage area on ground floor, steps away from Tahiti Beach, includes almost 1 acre of landscaped property, private dock slip, and is fully furnished. $990,000. Internet Ref. 1671 Listing Agent: Kerry Sullivan, Tel: 366-0040.Sunrise PointELBOW CAY WHITE SOUND 2b/1b beach house, completely renovated. Beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and great area to surf. 800 sq. ft. finished living space with additional 800 sq. ft. on ground floor closed in with plumbing and electric for easy expansion Large storage shed, lot size: 75 on the ocean x 210 deep, nicely landscaped, excellent rental history, turnkey. $649,000 Internet Ref. 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Cynthia Pratts agenda on her visit to Abaco on January 13. Her one-day trip took her to Guana Cay in the police go-fast boat for a quick visit to the town. Accompanying Mrs. Pratt were Assistant Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade in charge of the Northern Bahamas, ASP Leland Russell in charge of Abaco and ASP Clarence Russell in charge of Freeport and subsequently in charge of Abaco. Her visit began with a trip to Guana Cay and Scotland Cay in their three-outboard engine go-fast boat. Guana residents are requesting a police presence and she wanted to see the town. On returning from Guana Cay, Mrs. Pratt gave condolences during a lengthy visit with Mrs. Mollie Albury, whose two sons and granddaughter were recently killed in a North Carolina plane crash. The Albury family figures prominently in national politics and local politics. Mrs. Alburys brother, Mr. Edison Key, is a Senator. Her deceased son, Nicholas, was entering the government scene and is believed to be the youngest elected member of local government. Mrs. Pratt, whose portfolio includes National Security, spent time in Little Abaco viewing the old primary school in Crown Haven now being used as a community pre-DPM Pratt Will Open New Police StationWhile the Hon. Cynthia Mother Pratt was on Abaco, she visited Mrs. Mollie Albury, the grieving mother of Robin and Nicholas and grandmother of Caitlin Albury. With Mrs. Pratt was the Assistant Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade. Mrs. Pratts portfolio includes National Security. Left to right are Mrs. Pratt, Commissioner Greenslade and Mrs. Albury. Please see Pratt Page 32

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Page 4 The Abaconian February 1st, 2003 Collins Ave., Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2601/2 Fax: (242) 367-2731 Choice Meats Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand Names Nabisco Murrays Duracell Bluebird Wise Quaker Del Monte Gatorade DISTRIBUTORS IN ABACO FOR Open 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru Saturday COMPLETE GROCERY LINE SOLOMONS SOLOMONS ABACO LTD A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD. Shop Safe! Shop SmartShop Solomons! A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD.Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, AbacoTel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242CC CC C OO OO O MPLETE GRMPLETE GR MPLETE GRMPLETE GR MPLETE GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER Y LINEY LINE Y LINEY LINE Y LINE DISTRIBDISTRIB DISTRIBDISTRIB DISTRIB UTUT UTUT UT ORS IN ABORS IN AB ORS IN ABORS IN AB ORS IN AB AA AA A CC CC C O FORO FOR O FORO FOR O FOR CHOICE MEATS FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES DAIRY PRODUCTS & FROZEN FOODS FAMOUS BRAND NAMES NABISCO WISE MURRAYS QUAKER DURACELL DEL MONTE BLUEBIRD GATORADE Y our business is our business at Abaco Wholesale... Weve got more of what youre looking for!The Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry Christie, headed a large delegation of politicians who attended the funeral of Robin Albury, Nicholas Albury and Caitlin Albury on January 19. He is shown here on his arrival speaking with Mr. Mike Malone, Chief Councillor for the Central Abaco District. Abaco Paid Tribute to Three Young LeadersThe funeral for Robin, Caitlin and Nicholas Albury killed in the recent US Airways flight was held at New Visions Ministries in Marsh Harbour on January 19. The service was primarily a tribute to the three and their contributions to their churches and the community. The building saw an overflow crowd even with 850 seats in the auditorium and 150 standing at the back of the building. Outside there were an estimated additional 250 people. The service was broadcast live on Radio Abaco. Many people took part in the service including musical items, solos, duets, choirs, poetry written in their honor and comments by many describing their character and personality. Friends, pastors, classmates, buddies, cousins, co-workers all paid tribute, Robin Albury, his daughter Caitlin and Nicholas Albury were all active and well loved members of the Abaco community. The entire community reached out in love and sympathy to embrace the bereaved family. Many congregated at the home of Mollie Albury, Robin and Nicholas mother, to share their grief with the family. The family has been prominent in Marsh Harbour for many years as enterprising and hardworking. Rae Albury, Robin and Nicholas father, had a regularly scheduled freight boat between Abaco and the United States. He was the Esso distributor for many years and opened a lumber yard in August 1981 which Robin managed. When his younger borther, Darren, joined the family business, he expanded the business to include hardware items. Robin was always there to offer advice and support. The hardware store, now a multi-million dollar business, has continued to expand and offers the residents of Abaco a wide variety of merchandise in construction goods and housewares. They recently expanded their buildings which allows much more choice of inventory and many new lines of products. However, the family has known more than its share of tragedy. Rae and Mollies second son, Adrian died in a freak accident while he was pumping gas when he was 13 in the 1970s. In 1991 Mollie suffered the loss off her sister Macy and her husband John Thorn, who died in an airplane crash at the Treasure Cay airport. Then seven years ago Mollie suffered the loss of her husband, Rae, due to a heart attack. This latest tragedy has taken her oldest son, her youngest son and her oldest granddaughter. Mourning along with Mollie are Robins wife Janet, Robins younger daughter Joanne, and Nicolas wife Michelle. These deaths affect many of the leading families of Marsh Harbour through direct families ties or through marriage. Robin, the oldest brother and manager of Abaco Hardware, began his business experience when he finished high school and his father put him in charge of the hardware store. He learned the ways of the business world through experience. He has become the leader in the family as well as the business. The father of two girls and a devoted loving husband, he was Christian who was dedicated to his church. His older daughter, Caitlin, was very eager to accompany her father on the trip to the hardware show. She was a student at Agape Christian School where she was very popular. Nicholas was the youngest of the four Albury brothers. He was assistant manager of Abaco Hardware even though he had been involved in the business only a few years. He was quite outgoing and had many interests. He was very dedicated to his church and was a leader there, starting a band and being involved with the sound system. In June 2002 he ran for local government and was elected to the Marsh Harbour Town Committee. He was then elected to the Central Abaco District Council. He was heading a committee to study the Haitian problem in The Mud and Pigeon Pea.Large Funeral Pays Tribute to Familyeach from a different perspective. A large group of politicians came specially for the funeral. The Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry Christie, and the Hon. Bradley Roberts spoke, bringing condolences from the country to the bereaved families. David Price announced the formation of the Caitlin Grace Albury Memorial Fund which has been formed to honor the memory of these people. It will be for the benefit of Abaco people to assist with medical expenses, educational expenses or other needs as the directors determine. Mr. Price represented the organizers of the show which the Alburys were on their way to attend. Interment was in the Marsh Harbour Garden of Memories.xxxxxxxxxx

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February 1st, 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 The Beech 1900 aircraft, US Airways Express flight 5481 which crashed on January 8, 2003, may have had mechanical problems which could have caused the crash that took the lives of the three Marsh Harbour Alburys. Investigators have found that the elevators on the tail which control the planes pitch were moving up and down more than they should have. The elevators are flaps which swing up and down increasing or decreasing the planes lift. The Beech 1900 is a twin-engine turboprop plane carrying 19 passengers and two pilots. On that fateful flight in North Carolina the flight was full and the weight was within 100 pounds of the total capacity of the plane. All 21 persons aboard the flight were killed. The plane had undergone routine maintenance two days previously and had made eight flights after the maintenance. On all those flights the elevators were going up and down more than normal. However, none of the other flights had a full load so were not bothered by the excessive motion. The full load would have accentuated the problem. The flight was in the air only 37 seconds. The take off was normal but after leaving the ground, it angled up steeply, then rolled to the right and headed toward the ground. It clipped a hangar before crashing in flames. Investigators were able to find the data recorder and the voice recorder. These devices gave investigators the information they needed to assist in determining the cause of the crash. Investigators were able to remove all the bodies by the next day. Family members were allowed to visit the site of the crash on Friday. The FAA has stated that the plane appeared to be within weight limits. However, they are now looking into the methods used for determining passenger and baggage weights. When computing loads of a an airplane an average passenger weight and average bag weight is used rather than actual weights. The FAA is now examining whether these figures are still valid. The loaded weight of an aircraft as well as the distribution of that weight is critical. Aircraft can frequently overloaded but the center of gravity of the aircraft is allowed only a small margin of change. there were no survivors. Abaco was in shock on learning of this tragedy with many hardly able to believe the news. They were all well known and well loved. The entire community immediately reached out to offer sympathy and support to the family. Crowds of friends visited the family home of their mother, Mollie Albury. The bodies of the three were flown back to Abaco and a funeral service for all three was held at New Visions Ministries on January 19. CrashFrom Page 1Faulty Tail Control May Have Caused Crash Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianSnow flurries were sighted by several people on January 24 in central Abaco and hail was experienced in areas of north Abaco. The temperatures dipped into the 40s on Abaco for two nights and the day time temperatures did not warm up much. The high winds on the 24th caused a wind chill which made it feel much colder. ThisCold Weather Brings Snow Flurrieslong severe cold spell was caused by two arctic fronts which came right behind one another. Many people tried to buy space heaters to get comfortable but supplies were quite limited. The last time that snow flurries were sighted on Abaco was in January 1977. By Portia Jonsson Beginning in February 2003 Mailboxes Unlimited will be offering United States mailbox services on Abaco with weekly delivery of mail and dutiable items through Fredericks Agency in Marsh Harbour.New US Mail Service Is AvailableMailboxes will be rented on a six-month or yearly basis. The office is located within the Fredericks Agency on Queen Elizabeth Drive. For further information contact 3672333.

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Page 6 The Abaconian February 1st, 2003 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com A & W TRAVELTravel is our businessWell get you where you want to go....SUB AGENTS Man-O-War 356-6048 Treasure Cay 365-8507 Green Turtle 365-4230 Abaco Shopping Centre P.O. Box AB-20283 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2806/2577 Fax: (242) 367-3219 Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is Cherokee South Abaco NewsCherokee SoundBy Lee PinderSchool NewsIn Ms. Lowes class for the term ending in December, Kyle Sands made the Honor Roll while Lance Bethel and Angus Sawyer both made the Principals List.Teachers AppreciationMs. Sutherland is back at work but still recuperating from her injuries after her accident in September. She wants to express her deep appreciation to all the ladies who filled in as substitute teachers during her convalescence. In addition, Ms. Sutherland also wishes to thank both the churches for giving her a place to stay during this time of healing.Warning Lights Out AgainWhy is it that Batelco cant supply better quality Light Bulbs. The top light and one of the lower lights on the Batelco tower is burnt out again. These warning lights are there for a purpose, to warn low flying aircraft of our tower. Almost all incoming flights coming from the south pass right over Cherokee and sometimes very near the tower, not to mention the many small planes which just want one more look at out unique little settlement. If an aircraft ever hit that tower, it would have a devastating effect on everyone living in Cherokee. We worry and wait each time those lights burn out, wondering how long it will take to get these warning lights replaced.Work Continues on Old SchoolWorkman have been working on the roof of the Old School finishing up the hip sections. Volunteers are still needed. If you would like to help, please contact someone on the committee to find out when the next work day is planned. Members of the committee include Maria and Michael, Hartis, Vashti, Norma, Daniel and Peggy. I guarantee you that if you will volunteer your services, no matter how small, when the work is done, you will not only feel good for having done your part, but also have bragging rights to say that you were a part of making it all happen.Special Fund RaiserThere will be a Steak-Out held on February 1st on the school grounds in aid of Freeman Roberts medical expenses. Dinner tickets are $10 and will include barbequed steak, baked potato, corn and a roll. Many delicious desserts will also be available. In order to raise as much money as we can, there will be a small raffle with some really fantastic prizes for the lucky winners. We hope everyone will come out and join family, friends and neighbours to make this a very successful event.Another AccidentWhile returning home after a recent Sunday afternoon outing, Wendy Broyer was Work continues on the reconstruction of the Old School House in Cherokee Sound. They have kept the old rubble walls but have strenghtened them and are making the building into a community center for the town. Fund raising efforts have been ongoing for several years. Those funds buy material while the labour is donated. Volunteers are working on the floor on the Old School House in Cherokee Sound. Most of the work is completed and the residents are looking forward to enjoying the community center, the fruit of their labour. Please see South Page 34 China, Crystal, J ew elery, Watches & Resort WearFor every budgetVV VV V alentine Day Gift Boxes A alentine Day Gift Boxes A alentine Day Gift Boxes A alentine Day Gift Boxes A alentine Day Gift Boxes A vailablevailable vailablevailable vailableIn 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

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February 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 7Man-O-War Woman Named to Constitutional CommitteeMrs. Brenda Sawyer of Man-O-War, was named to the Constitutional Reform Committee on December 23. The committee was formed to make recommendations to government about many suggested changes to the Constitution and to educate the public of the areas being considered. The committee will meet for the first time in February and will probably take about two years to complete their work. Mrs. Sawyer is the only committee member from the Family Islands and is one of only two non-lawyers on the committee. News of the CaysBarefoot Man Will Perform at NippersThe Barefoot Man will be performing at Nippers On Great Guana Cay on March 2, 2003. The live performance will mark his third appearance on Guana Cay. The annual min-concert has proved to be a popular event with locals and visitors alike. The Barefoot Man, George Nowak, who makes his home in the Cayman Islands, is a regular visitor to The Bahamas and considers Abaco his second home. He performs here only once a year. On other trips, Im strictly a tourist, says the barefoot minstrel. He has written and recorded many popular songs about the area such as Hope Town Ferry, Layin Low in Abaco, The Fig Tree, Conched out at the Conch Inn and his latest On Guana Cay Barefoot Mans CDs are popular thoughout the Caribbean. His latest is entitled Durty Belly Button. On stage with him at Nippers will be Abacos Stone McEwan and Sea n B group from Grand Cayman.Orchid Bay Continues DevelopmentOrchid Bay is a development just to the east of the settlement of Guana Cay. The site goes sea-to-sea and is on one of the beautiful beaches of Guana Cay. The first phase of 23 lots are completely sold. However, about 45 lots are still available in the second phase. These range in price from $200,000 to $450,000. The restaurant specializing in island foods overlooks the water. The full service marina with 32 slips is complete with laundry and showers. They have two cottages completed and have begun construction on another. Plans include a total of ten units. The tennis court and pool are completed. The Barefoot Man, a very popular entertainer who makes his home in the Cayman Islands, visits Abaco frequently. He has agreed to perform a concert at Nippers on Guana Cay on March 2. Mark your calendar now if you love his music. On January 18 Green Turtle Cay had a fund raising event for Mrs. Audrey Sattems medical expenses. Mr. Michael Meeson and Adam Cash added over $500 to the total by having fun with one of the cakes. Adam took great delight in giving Mr. Meeson his cake in the face! Shown above is the result. Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 Great Guana CaySupport Citizens Against Crime

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Page 8 The Abaconian February 1st, 2003 The Editor Says . Change Is InevitableThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporter/Writer: Portia Jonsson, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Miriam Fredericks, Christine McCully, Lee Pinder, James Richard Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Generally Speaking . Abacos FinestDavid RalphBy S. Timothy Roberts January 8th, 2003, is a day that we will not soon forget, and the tragedy will, with the memories of those we lost, live on in our hearts and minds. Abaco has suffered a great loss at the hands of an ill fated flight from North Carolina. Aboard were three of Abacos finest citizens, Robin Albury and his daughter Caitlin and his brother Nicholas Albury. These three have left an indelible mark on the community here in Marsh Harbour and all the settlements of Abaco they will be greatly missed. In honor and respect to the memories of who they were, I suggest we look at their examples and emulate them. They have left examples for anyone of any age group, spanning from 12 to 21 to 38, their examples can be understood and appreciated by all. Caitlin, the youngest, was a fine example of courage and fortitude, fighting to overcome scoliosis, a disease of the spinal cord, and unreservedly shared her faith in Christ with her peers. She befriended all she came into contact with. Nicholas at 21 was the youngest person to be elected to local government in the country and received the third highest number of votes getting there. His life was one of striving to be the best at what he did. From karate, where he earned a 3rd degree black belt, to his job at Abaco Hardware where he worked diligently on upgrading the computer systems and much more, to his faith in Christ where he served through New Vision Ministries, he threw himself wholeheartedly in whatever he took on. Whether it was sports activities, work or politics, he gave 110 percent. He also established his character in the community. Everyone knew and liked him, and he showed respect and kindness to all he met. He was able to relate to young and old alike. He was a leader, and he lead by example. He had a promising life ahead of him and would undoubtably have gone far, meeting and exceeding even his own dreams. Robin was considered an industrious man, building Abaco Hardware from a small store to what it is today with the help of his brothers. Cordial, fair and liked by all his staff and customers he was well appreciated all around. He was a good family man, always spending time with his wife and children. They were a truly close and loving family, with Christ in the center of their hearts and home. In just so few words, for there is much more that can be said, all of which would take many newspapers to fully cover, there is established a pattern of character that we can all look up to and admire. Should we desire to honor their memories we can do so by emulating their very character, and in so doing make Abaco a nicer place to live. From me to Mollie, thank you for giving to Abaco two of the finest sons it has ever known, and I share my sympathy and sorrow at this time in the face of this grievous loss knowing how they will be greatly missed. To Janet and Joanne, who have lost husband/father and a daughter/sister, I pray God will fill the void that is so greatly left by the passing of these two very special people in your lives. To Michelle, I know words cannot be found to describe the emptiness left by this loss, having been married just over a year myself. May the God of all comfort engulf your sorrow and strengthen your spirit and sharpen your memory to remember the wonderful, though brief, time you had with Nicholas. To the community, remember the examples these three favorite children of Abaco have left behind and know that Christ was the center of their lives. That made the difference in their lives and in their deaths. They have now passed on to something far better. Change is inevitable but not always what we want We all experience changes in our lives. Change is part of life. Some changes are planned and well thought out while at other times we are faced with changes which come to us suddenly. Some changes are for the better while others are devastating to us. Nothing remains the same. Some changes occur slowly and quietly while other changes are instant and dramatic. We are constantly changing individually while our environment changes continuously around us. Some changes we bring on ourselves and although we are not sure of the outcome we accept that things will be different. Marriage and starting a family are two examples. Similarly, we encounter changes caused by circumstances beyond our control. These may turn out to be beneficial or not to our liking. Whether we want changes in our life or not they are part of all our lives. Advancing age brings changes we may not want, but we know they are coming from watching our elders. Many changes are due to external events over which we have no control. Cold weather and hurricanes each cause us to make adjustments to our comfort, lifestyle or shelter. We go through school knowing that each new year will be different but not too remote from the previous years experience. Going to college is a major event we can anticipate, yet we never quite realize how big the adjustment is really going to be. One immediate effect is that of leaving behind your comfortable circle of friends and starting anew. We expect changes in government policies and laws although we dont always understand the reasoning or long term effect being imposed on us. World events such as September 11, FTAA trade negotiations or international treaties cause us to adjust to other unexpected changes. We know that every three years we will be selecting new local government leaders and every five years new representatives to central government. We may not agree with the popular vote but we adapt to the change. An inevitable change is that of losing our loved ones. We do not look forward to losing our parents but we all know that day is ahead of us somewhere. We will face this at some point in time and then must come to grips with the situation. Losing a loved mate from sickness is a difficult experience but the illness gives us time to consider the future consequences. Losing a mate suddenly is very different and difficult to accept. Losing children is particularly difficult as we are not programed to accept this loss. We expect to go first letting our children follow in our footsteps. We anticipate watching our children grow up and mature. We are eager to see how they will become productive adults. The sudden deaths of three Alburys in one family was both unexpected and traumatic in the various aspects of their family and community life. The adults had active interests in church, business, politics and family. They were part of a strong family management team running their familyowned lumber yard and hardware store. This loss puts a heavy burden on the remaining store management. The business will survive the hardships, but it will take hard work and perhaps some restructuring. But hardest of all to accept is the void left for close family members, Our natural inclinations are to resist change. But the tragedy has happened and we must accept it. Mourning is part of the process of dealing with it. However, the void exists and will for many years to come. The family needs our support and prayers. They need to know that we are all here to share in their grief. A tragedy like this shocks all of us. We realize how fragile life really is. We realize that any one of us could suffer a devastating loss. We also realize that any of us could face eternity at any moment. We all need to take lessons from this tragedy. We need to show love and concern, not just to our families but to our neighbors and friends. We need to reach out to others extending a helping sympathetic hand.Manatee Finds AbacoA manatee was spotted in Green Turtle Cay for several days in mid-January. Then a manatee was spotted in Marsh Harbour late in January. It is not known whether it is the same animal or not. The photo shown above is of the manatee in Marsh Harbour when it was near the dock at Harbour View Marina. Manatees are seldom seen in The Bahamas. They are an endangered species in every area where they are found. Many live in the waters off Florida. They can live in fresh or salt water but those in salt water frequently enjoy drinking fresh water. They are a very large mammal. This one is estimated to be about eight feet long. Since it is a mammal, it must breathe air. It was coming up for air every three to four minutes. Manatees, also called sea cows, require warm water. When water temperatures go below 70 degrees, these animals look for warmer water. This could be the reason he came in close to shore as our water temperature has been quite cold recently. This manatee has a distinctive notch in his tail which will be recorded for identification if he ever shows up later. These animals eat vegetation including grasses, mangrove leaves and algae. There is nothing in this photo to indicate size but his nose area was about the size of a large grapefruit. Manatees are very vulnerable to being injured by boats, both from collisions with boats and from propeller cuts. They are not fast swimmers, are very dark in the water and cannot get out of the way of an approaching boat. We urge boaters to be be very careful. Boaters, Be Careful of This Manatee

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February 1st, 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 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Batelco Needs to ImproveDear Editor, Could you publish the following letter. To Whom It May Concern: This letter is being written on behalf of many concerned and frustrated residents of Hope Town. We have the great good pleasure of enjoying a beautiful island, created by God, nurtured by native Bahamians and supported by the valued presence of winter residents and tourists. Those who are writing this letter represent all of the above. May we come straight to the point? For years Batelco and its imitation of a well run business has been the laughing stock of all observers. Your foibles and ongoing errors of judgment and performance are legendary. Well, it is no longer funny! Your representations are as inconsistent as your service. Businesses on Elbow Cay must have reliable phone service if they are to survive. Things are very hard for our resorts in the current economy. Punishing them further by cutting off their communications by your disregard and apparent incompetence is unconscionable. We have come to attract an upscale, free spending cadre of tourists. Their expectations are not for a Paris or Monte Carlo, but they do require the ability to be in touch with home. Failing that ability, many will likely go elsewhere. Part and full time residents have invested great sums in the development of this island. They certainly have the right to expect reasonable and consistent service. You have seen fit in many cases to charge $700 and more for the simple installation of a phone line which works sometimes. Now you are trying to sell us on the concept of an added cost service DSL. Great, most of us would love to have it. Please explain how it will work with intermittent phone service. In the U.S. the Taft-Hartley Act long ago prevented monopolies. Monopolies, the law proclaimed, created a lack of competition which abused the rights of the common man. We are not suggesting that the Bahamas mimic the states where laws must frequently be enacted to cause the right thing to be done. We are suggesting that you do the right thing because it is the right thing. Quit hiding behind bureaucratic incompetence and fix the system. Sincerely, Concerned ResidentsGoing to the Dogs!Dear Editor, My wife and I have had an enjoyable month on a boat in Marsh Harbour and would like to express our appreciation to the friendly and honest people we have encountered here. Such people have made it a memorable visit. However, there is one feature of the area that has made the visit memorable for lessthan-pleasant reasons: the numerous, loud and sometimes vicious dogs. Have residents become so inured that they dont recognize such problems as (1) visitors to certain marinas must listen to dogs barking on and off all night, (2) walkers will find themselves barked at regularly and (3) some roads in and near Marsh Harbour are actually dangerous? (If you think Im exaggerating, I suggest you walk around and see! For example, walk on the road from Solomon Brothers south and west to Don MacKay. Or walk by the Marsh Harbour Boat Yard in the evening. But carry a big stick and have rocks ready1) When asked, Ive felt forced to point this out to other cruisers. As a result, I know a number of people have avoided Marsh Harbour, or limited their stays here. Why do otherwise friendly and honest people allow such situation? Sincerely, Jeff HaleA Letter To Sen. Edison KeyDear Editor, Could you please print the following letter addressed to Sen. Edison Key. Dear Senator Key, Over the past several months there has been a concerted effort among a small minority of individuals on Man-O-War Cay to discredit the efforts of their elected Local Government Council members. I have gone to great lengths to refrain from becoming involved in this foolishness. I know the vast majority of the citizens of Man-OWar elected me to do what is best for ManO-War. That is what I have done and shall continue to do. When I dont perform for the community, the people will let me know by voting me out. The problem with these dissenters is that they dont seem to understand the way Local Government works. They dont seem to want it to work and make every effort to undermine the institution. Rather than any attempt to work within the structure of Local Government, they take unwarranted accusations to central government departments and scream for investigation. Most of the unwarranted attacks might be avoided if the individuals would address their concerns at the local level; however, they seek to work from the top down. Now, I wish to address your recent contribution to the Senate as reported in the Nassau Guardian on December 19, 2002. Mr. Key, I have no problem with your view on local government; however, I would expect you to be more truthful when you speak from the Senate. Let us now examine the contents of your speech as it relates to Man-O-War Cay and the elected government officials. First, you reportedly said, With an island population of 300, it was appalling for the government to pay in excess of $100,000 annually for road and park maintenance. Senator Key, what is really appalling here is that a respected member of the Senate can be so out of touch with the facts. These figures are a matter of public record, you really seem to have been carried away with this one. The actual amount for Man-OWar road and park maintenance is $13,200 annually. Second, you reportedly said, The garbage collection contract for at least the past six years has been awarded automatically to an elected member of the local government board without consideration for anyone else who might have wanted to submit a bid. Sorry again, Senator. Until the summer of 2002 no one in the community, other than our present contractor, ever expressed an interest in handling Man-O-Wars garbage, and there was never a contract for garbage collection on Man-O-War prior to August 2001. Our present contractor was not a member of the District Council until the winter of 2000 and was appointed, not elected. Third, you reportedly said, A PLP supporter was the lowest bidder but the garbage collection contract was still awarded to an individual whose bid was several thousand dollars higher than that of the PLP supporter. You actually got this one right! However, I must explain that both individuals submitted bids on garbage plus roads and parks. The supporter you mentioned came in with combined bids of $92,500. The other individual who was awarded the contract submitted combined bids of $86,500, a difference of $6,000. The low combined bidder was not economically able to perform the road and parks contract without the garbage contract since the same equipment is required for both functions. Therefore, since our budget for these contracts was limited to $90,000, we were compelled to combine the contracts and award the contract to the lowest bidder. Fourth, you reportedly said, The man to whom the contract was awarded is a staunch FNM supporter, who has since resigned from his position on the islands local government board, but still retains the contract. This could be true or otherwise, but the contract was not awarded for someones political views, but rather on the basis of budgetary considerations. Fifth, you reportedly said, The situation could help to explain why all elected local government board members in Man0-War are FNM supporters or are family members of the Member of Parliament for South Abaco. As I am the only family member of the South Abaco M P, it sounds as though you are not counting me as an FNM supporter! When it comes to doing Please see Letters Page 35

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Page 10 The Abaconian February 1st, 2003 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com 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 Marsh Harbour Boat Yard Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat LiftServices include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Mechanical repairs Well stocked marine store (incorporating Triple J Marine Store)For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.com Man-O-War Schoolpresents the17th Annual Flea MarketHot Dogs, Burgers, Snacks, Full MealsFebruary 22 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.The public is welcome to set up a table or booth and sell non-food items10% of all proceeds from all vendors goes to the schoolAt Man-O-War MarinaForest Heights AcademyBianca Bethel Receives BGCSE AwardsBianca Bethel of Forest Heights Academy received the award for the best BGCSE Mathematics results in all of The Bahamas at the annual Awards Ceremony held by the Ministry of Education on January 13 in Nassau. Bianca, daughter of Will and Kim Bethel of Marsh Harbour, also achieved the award for best overall results on Abaco. With her 7 As, 3 Bs and 1 C she was among the top three students in all of The Bahamas with her overall results. Currently, Bianca is attending Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. In addition to Biancas excellent results were those of Theresa Pinder, daughter of Simeon and Theresa Pinder and Dexter Russell, son of Rory and Shelly Russell. Theresa with 6 As, 2 Bs and 1 C and Dexter with 5 As, 1 B and 2 Cs both received Honourable Mentions in a group of 34 students from all of the Bahamas for their overall results. Theresa has been writing for The Abaconian since graduation and has just left for Louisiana State University with the Prime Time Scholarship and Dexter is doing independent study preparing for his A Level BGCSEs. With results like these and many other stuSchool NewsTeachers and staff members of St. Francis de Sales School in Marsh Harbour spent time on January 18 and 19 walking through Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town including The Mud and Pigeon Peas, visiting students in their homes and meeting parents and other family members. They will be visiting other communities where their students come from to learn more about their backgrounds. Please see School Page 11 The fourth grade spelling bee sponsored by the Ministry of Education was held on January 17 in Marsh Harbour. Shown above are the winners. From the left, Mr. Barry Whiting of Burns House which sponsored the trophies, Ms. Beatrice Moxey, vice principal of Central Abaco Primary, Ms. Robertha Lundsay of Central Abaco Primary, and the winning students.

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February 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 11 Capt. Pat McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repairs of: Xantrex, Balmar and others SIMRADRaymarineF.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained TechnicianNow Located atop The Jib Room at Marsh Harbour MarinaTel: (242) 367-2163 Fax:(242)367-3388 e-mail: merlin@abacoinet.comMonitoring VHF CH16 Monday Friday 8am 5pm erlin sMarine Electronics MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Ph: 242-367-2797 Fax: 242-367-2359@available GATORADEHERRSHERRS HERRSHERRS HERRS Ranch Flavored Tortilla ChipsSaddle up for some serious flavor! Herrs delicious new Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips deliver a hearty, bold ranch taste that you wont be able to get enough of. Viva La Ranch!WelchsIts a fact.Gatorade is the most researched sports drink on the planet. Which might explain why nothing refuels and replenishes better not water, not juice or soda, not other sports drinks. Its scientifically formulated to have the right taste, the right amount of carbs and no carbonation.Welchs Grape Juice has been a family favorite for more than six generations. Today, our classic purple grape juice has been joined by a wide variety of wholesome juices to please every taste. Theyre all made with the same attention to quality as the original The choice for great cola taste. Aquafina PEPSI Enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Aquafina. Our state of the art reverse osmosis purification system ensures consistently great tasting Aquafina in every bottle. dents from the graduating class of 2002, it was no surprise when Forest Heights Academy received the award for the best BGCSE results on Abaco. Parents, staff and students of Forest Heights Academy are proud of these students and congratulate them all.St. Francis de Sales SchoolWalkaboutBy Miriam Fredericks January 18 and 19 were two significant days in the life of St. Frances. They marked the beginning of the teachers quest to better acquaint themselves with the areas in which their students live. This experience was successful and enlightening. The principal and staff walked through parts of Marsh harbour including the Mud, Pigeon Peas, Dundas Town and Murphy Town. The administration and staff would like to thank the parents for their warm reception. On February 9 the administration and staff will travel to Coopers Town to meet with parents and guardians and discuss issues pertaining to the welfare of their children. Our plan is to cover the length and breath of the mainland and the cays of Abaco.Male Development Day PlannedBy Portia Jonsson The Guidance Department of St. Francis de Sales School will be having a Male Development Day at the school on February 11th. This will be an interactive session for boys of grades 9-12 with men from the community. A presentation is planned followed by a rap session with the boys. St. Francis will be holding a Career Day on March 13th at 1 p.m. for grades 9-12. Various persons of different professions will discuss their jobs with the students and inform them of the qualifications and requirements for each career.Another College Set to Come to AbacoBy Isobel Sherman Success Training College, which has campuses in Nassau and Freeport, will offer classes in Marsh Harbour if enough persons sign up for the courses. According to Lana Turnquest, Success will offer a computer course and a business administration course in Marsh Harbour if a minimum of seven persons registers for each course. Cost will be $200 per credit, which according to Ms Turnquest is $100 less than the College SchoolFrom Page 10 School Newsof The Bahamas. Anyone interested should call Ms. Turnquest at 367-2489.ScholarshipsBy Isobel Sherman If you have not applied for a Pathfinders Scholarship for the coming school year, you have been given an extension until March 31. The deadline for academic scholarships offered by Lyford Cay is also March 31 while the deadline for technical scholarships from Lyford Cay is May 31. The deadline for the Bahamas Supermarket Scholarships is May 1.Government Scholarship LoanBy Isobel Sherman Many persons are asking me for applications for the Government Scholarship Loan Scheme. Although I have some application forms, I have no information on how the loan scheme will work in the upcoming exercise. I will tell you from personal experience that I am now paying $90 a month interest on my daughters loan and that will go up another $30 a month in August. If the loan scheme will be doing another new disbursement, persons must realize that the interest has to be paid every month. The interest is eight percent of the amount borrowed per year. As the amount borrowed increases, so does the interest payment. When I receive more information I will publish it.Alternative School Opening DelayedBy Isobel Sherman The opening of the alternative school at Cyber Learning Center has been delayed until September. The delay was caused by details which could not be completed in time for January.Abaco Central High SchoolBy Isobel ShermanPhysics Equipment NeededIn the past few years students sitting the BGCSE Physics examination at Abaco Central High School have been very successful with many receiving As. Mr. Camaru Raheim, physics and math teacher at the school, is now attempting to keep his physics classes up to par with those in the United States. He and the students of his grade 12 physics class have recognized the need for additional equipment to improve the practical skills of the students in order to serve the technical sections of the economy on Abaco. They are now working to upgrade their equipment and practical expertise. They are hoping to raise funds to purchase a number of CBL 2 physics starter packages. This is a second-generation calculator-based laboratory and provides an easy and accessible way for students to collect and analyze data. It will help students discover how physics and mathematics affect them through hypothesizes, experiments and conclusions. The school is asking for donations for this equipment. Contact Mr. Raheim or Mr. Stubbs, Principal at the school at 367-2334 for information. Abaco Central is the only government school teaching physics on Abaco.A Welcome AdditionIn September a new teacher joined the staff at Abaco Central High School. Mrs. Elva Davis came primarily as an English Language teacher and as a PE teacher. Mrs. Art students from St. Francis de Sales and S.C. Bootle High School enjoyed a field trip to Little Harbour. They had a tour of J ohstons art gallery and the foundry which they found very interesting and educational. They were all art students of Mrs. Christine McC ully from St. Francis de Sales School and Ms. Rebecca Valrejean of S. C. Bootle High School. Please see School Page 34

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Page 12 The Abaconian February 1st, 2003 We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the Albury Family. May God be your source of comfort and strength at this time.FF FF F or the Christian Dea or the Christian Dea or the Christian Dea or the Christian Dea or the Christian Dea th is a doorw th is a doorw th is a doorw th is a doorw th is a doorw aa aa a y to Glory to Glor y to Glory to Glor y to Glor yy yy y .. .. Students of S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town who are part of the Governor Generals Youth Award Programme are shown pitching their tent as part of an outdoor training exercise. The programme stresses independence and self reliance. By Jim Richard The Governor Generals Youth Award Programme is set to expand on the island of Abaco. This is a challenging programme of leisure time activities which will help young people to learn new skills, help others, experience adventure and give them a great sense of achievement. This prestigious organization is recognized by the Ministry of Education and is open to anyone between the ages of 14 and 25. There are three levels to the award Bronze, Silver and Gold. For each level participants complete activities in four sections: Service, Expedition, Skill and Physical Recreation. The programme is very flexible. In each section of the award, there is a wide range of options and participants chose activities that interest them. The best thing about the programme is that it is not a competition, there is no exam and no one can fail. It is all about trying and if at first they dont achieve what they set out to do, they can keep trying. All one needs to attain their award is a bit of enterprise, perseverance and a lot of commitment. This programme is found throughout the Bahamas. There is currently an active unit at S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town with 26 participants. The National Council in Nassau is looking to expand theGovernor General Youth Award Will Expandavailability of this programme to more young people in the Family Islands. Island Coordinators have been designated on Abaco, Andros, Eleuthera and Grand Bahama. Our coordinator in Abaco is Jim Richard, a science teacher at S.C. Bootle who has been involved in the programme for six years. If any school or youth group is interested in establishing a unit, they may contact him at S.C. Bootle between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 365-0065. A unit may be big or small (four students can compromise a unit), and only one leader is needed to get things started. Resources including application forms, information packets, posters, etc. are now available on the island so your participants could begin quickly. Several events have been scheduled for the upcoming months on Abaco. Silver participants will be heading to Grand Bahama for a three day expedition on January 31st. Bronze participants will have their expedition on Little Abaco on March 8th and 9th. Abacos first Awards Ceremony will recognize participants who have completed the programme on May 22nd. This summer we plan to participate in BASE 2003, a ten-day expedition and training session held annually with students from units throughout the Bahamas. Hiking, backpacking and campting are some of the activities which help train young people to work together and develop character.

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February 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 13 Natanyas left us now, thats hard to say. You never know what happens and what comes your way, She had a smile like no other,that will make your heart feel right, She made your day seem better and your future bright, She was special to us, she was loved by many, Shed help us with problems even if there werent any. Shell live in our hearts foreverWE LOVE YOU TANYA. MS. GAITOR AND HOME ROOM CLASS 11RGIn Loving Memory OfNatanya Gaitor1987-2002 Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed Sundays Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@oii.netWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote, New Freight Dock Nears CompletionThe dock area is now being paved with hot mix. American Bridge, the company contracted to build the dock, contracted the paving work out to Bahama Hot Mix. This surfacing will be much more durable than the original concept of paving with chip and seal. The new road connecting the freight dock with Crockett Drive and S.C. Bootle Highway has been paved and the intersection of that road and Crockett Drive will complete the paving in that area of town. There are still many small details that have to taken care of before the dock is completed but the work should be complete within a few weeks. This photo shows two large barge being loaded with equipment ready to return to the United States when the weather breaks. The large crane which did most of the dredging is on a second barge along with much of the other equipment used. The main work remaining will be to move fill and finish the west side of the dock which will be a rip-rap wall using boulders dredged from the channel. There is still finish work to complete the lighting, fencing and tidying up. It Pays to Advertise Abaco Hardwareff ff f or Contror Contr or Contror Contr or Contr actoractor actoractor actor s & Homeo s & Homeo s & Homeo s & Homeo s & Homeo wnerwner wnerwner wner ss ss sTel: 242-367-2170 LumberElectrical SuppliesBuilding SuppliesToolsHardwareFencingPaintsMarine ProductsAppliances PlumbingFixtures Cabinets Grills Windows & Shutters Lawn Furniture During this time of our indescribable grief and tragedy, your numerous thoughts, prayers and words of comfort are immensely appreciated. As we begin to rebuild and restructure, we kindly ask for your continued support and patience. The Albury Family

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Page 14 The Abaconian February 1st, 2003 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 CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front C & A VC & A V C & A VC & A V C & A V ariety ariety ariety ariety ariety StorStor StorStor Stor e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink ss ss s Exclusive Distributor of NOW SELLING Gatorade, V8 Splash, Bluebird Juices, Water, Bottled and Canned SodasTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNext to BaTelCo & Around the corner from Solomons Abaco Mens, Womens & Childrens Wear T-Shirts Infants Clothing Household Items LuggageQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh HarbourMon Sat 8:30 am 5:30 pm Tel: 367-2017SpoonersAnnual Art Festival PlannedBy Isobel Sherman The Abaco Beach Resorts Annual Art Festival will be held on February 1 and 2 at the Pavilion. Twenty-five artists from Abaco, Nassau and other islands in the Bahamas will be exhibiting their work. The artists will include Chan Pratt, Malcolm Rae and Donald Russell from Nassau. The festival kicks off on January 31 with an invitational wine and cheese opening. Bristol Cellars is sponsoring the wine and Abaco Wholesale is sponsoring the cheese and F&V is donating the fruit.Change in CommandASP Leland Russell, Officer in Charge of Abaco for the Royal Bahamas Police Force, has been transferred to Freeport. Assistant Superintendent Clarence Russell, previously posted in Freeport, has assumed charge of the Abaco District of the Royal Bahamas Police Force. Unconfirmed reports say that other police officers will be transferred to and from Abaco District.New Arrivals at ChristmasBy Portia Jonsson While many of us were busy preparing for Christmas and celebrating the holiday season, three couples were celebrating the birth of their first child. Shawn and Rochelle Sawyer welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Mariah Caleigh Sawyer on December 20, 2002. Sebastian Andrew Wayne Sawyer was born December 23 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. He is the son of Andy and Tiffany Sawyer. A baby girl named Kadyn Avana Pinder was born to Angus and Lynn Pinder on December 30 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Pinders are from Marsh Harbour. Congratulations and best wishes to all the families of Central Abaco.New Shops OpenBy Portia Jonsson Marsh Harbour has two new businesses which offer the shopper a variety of merchandise. Tucked away in the Barclays Bank building between Jewels, Gems & More and Michael Deans office is a delightful little store, Interior Design and Gift Center. Since its opening in November last year, Ms. Linda Simms, owner and manager, says business has been slow but she expects it to pick up Central Abaco Newsfor Valentines Day. Specializing in gift baskets and silk floral arrangements, they also carry a wide selection of lingerie, computer games, gift and household items. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Audreys Beauty Supplies opened for business December 20, just in time for Christmas. Located on Don MacKay Boulevard opposite Abaco Hardware, they specialize in beauty and skin care. They carry a wide selection of skin creams, weaves, braids, whole wigs, toiletries and much more. The store is owned and operated by Mrs. Audrey Alvarez. The store hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.Weight Watchers Is Active on AbacoBy Portia Jonsson Sessions for the Weight Watchers program are being held at the Parish Hall at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour every week day beginning at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $55 per person every five weeks. For further information please contact Mrs. Carol Elaine Martinborough. Jillian Bains house in the Mud burned down in the morning of January 12. It was caused by a three-year-old grandchild playing with matches. Three fire engines and eight firemen responded from the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. The first truck was able to get within 75 feet of the building which was totally engulfed in flames. Furniture and personal belongings had been removed into a neighbors yard. Ms. Bains son, Vincent Vilmer, said the house had been there for 13 years. It showed signs of being expanded into a much larger building.

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February 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 15 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 A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery A major development is proposed for Winding Bay located between Cherokee Sound and Little Harbour. The two-mile long beach is the site chosen by Mr. Peter de Savary to have a membership club which will include a links golf course and will appeal to a high class, monied group of people. It is estimated that this proposed project will cost $140 million when completed in four to five years. It will be unpretentious, low key but in good style and will feature old-fashioned gracious living. He has several upscale projects in the United Kingdom and the United States which have been very successful. The people patronizing his other resorts will be the clientele to enjoy this new development.Development Is Proposed for Winding BayMr. Peter de Savary is proposing a development for Winding Bay which will feature a links golf course plus horseback riding, tennis, fishing and a spa. Although it will be a membership club, the resort will also accommodate others who will stay in the rooms and condos. The main attractions will be golfing, horseback riding, tennis, a spa, fishing, kayaking and other water sports. There will be a driving range and an academy with three greens. It will be a tropical paradise offering Bahamian food, fresh fish and locally grown produce. Mr. de Savary was on Abaco in January and gave details of his proposal. He will be developing 500 acres along Winding Bay. He plans to have a links golf course which is more environmentally friendly than a normal golf course, requiring less disruption of the land and less irrigation water. It will be the first tropical links golf course in the world. He hopes to begin work on the golf course in March or April. This will be his seventh golf course to build. Later in the spring he will begin construction of a club house with 20 rooms. The project will also include 75 condominium units, individual buildings with porches and sand paths joining them. This first phase will be ready for guests by the fall of 2004. The next phase will be opening of 50 lots for large homes. Architecture will be controlled and Mr. de Savary will handle the construction. The entire project will be environmentally sensitive and have all natural landscaping. No cars will be allowed in the resort with only sand paths for bicycles and golf carts. Mr. de Savary has been coming to The Bahamas for 25 years and is excited about doing a project in the Family Islands. He has approval-in-principle from the Cabinet and is working out the project details now. He plans to have a meeting in Cherokee at the end of February to discuss his plans. He may also schedule a meeting in Marsh Harbour. The staff will be trained at his other clubs in the States and the United Kingdom. Since this will be a winter resort, he may have staff members work at his other clubs during the summer season, giving the staff year round work. Advertise in The Abaconian $65 monthly $25 weekly $10 day visit Long term discounts available Mon Fri 6 am 8 pm Saturday 7 am 1:30 pm Closed Sunday Call 367-5939 Memorial Plaza, Marsh HarbourRevamped Gym Open All Day Free weights Strength stations Cardio Stations A/C & Cable TV Showers Instructor-led classes Private fitness training by Stephanie & Nikhil Cardio Kick-box class Yoga Aerobics

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Page 16 The Abaconian February 1st, 2003 ISLAND PHARMACY Ricardo R. Miller R.Ph.BSC. PHARM. (HONOURS), HEAD PHARMACISTOPEN SUNDAYS 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. 111 DOVE PLAZA, MARSH HARBOURPH/FAX: (242) 367-2544 CELL: (242) 554-8183 Prescriptions Filled Glucose and Cholesterol Tests Computerized Patient Medication Profiles Beauty, Supplies, Vitamins Free Blood Pressure Test PH: 242-367-2674 FAX: 242-367-4755 SHOW THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE HOW MUCH YOU CARE WITH:GIFT BASKETS FLOWERING PLANTS CHOCOLATES BALLOONS TEDDY BEARS SILK ARRANGEMENTSSILVER VALENTINE JEWELRYThe Abaco Chamber of Commerce held a meeting on January 16 with guest speaker Mr. Reginald Lobosky, a past president of the Nassau Chamber. About 40 people listened attentively as he discussed the benefits and disadvantages of The Bahamas belonging to the various trade agreements that are under consideration by government. He emphasized that these agreements are very broad in their scope and will affect the entire community. The Bahamas has the third highest standard of living in the Western Hemisphere with our main industries of tourism and offshore banking. However, the Bahamian people are not prepared to succeed in the global market. Mr. Lobosky stressed the need for Bahamians to get the best education they possibly can and specifically to learn foreign languages. The Central Bank of The Bahamas has held seminars on what businesses can expect in future competition. The Civil Society, a new organization started in Nassau, wants to mobilize citizens who are concerned and want to work with government to bring about the best deals for the country. This country needs to protect its people and its jobs.What Is the WTO?The Bahamas has applied for membership in the WTO. This country is the only one in the Western Hemisphere not a member, with the exception of Cuba which does not have a democratically elected government. The Bahamas will have to negotiate with a WTO committee but is at a disadvantage as so many other countries have already been through the process and are now in the organization. The Bahamas will have to accept much of what is already in place. In many areas The Bahamas does not have the people with the necessary knowledge and expertise. Government is hiring experts to help with the negotiating.CARICOM Is Caribbean AgreementCARICOM is an organization of Caribbean countries. At this time The Bahamas is a member. However, our goals are not the same as many of the other CARICOM countries. One of the CARICOMs goals is to have a single market economy which would allow migration. WTO and FTAA would limit movement of people across borders.FTAA Is Now Being NegotiatedThe Free Trade Area of the Americas, FTAA, is another trade agreement which will bring major changes to our country whether we join or not. The process began in 1994 and the goal is that the agreement will be final by 2005. Actually, it is hoped that actual negotiations will be completed this year with governments accepting it during 2004 so it can be implemented by 2005. It will affect the way business is conducted and will include all trade including services. The Prime Minister has appointed a commission on trade which includes people from many areas of the economy including Mr. Lobosky. Its functions are to advise government and to educate the public. The commission will make video productions as part of the educational process. The public needs to be informed and respond. The Bahamas has not agreed to any of these trade agreements yet. But it will happen. There is too much to protect to ignore the process. The Bahamas is used to globalization in several areas, tourism and offshore banking to some degree. However, globalization is now becoming more formalized with rules. And a breach of these rules may bring dire circumstances to government or businesses. Multi-national corporations are driving the world economy and their goal is to maximize profits and they have little regard for the consequences on the people affected by these agreements. At present only two classifications of countries are considered large nations and smaller economies. This puts The Bahamas at a disadvantage as it puts us in with countries which have millions of people and much larger economies than ours. Mr. Lobosky is recommending that FTAA consider a Small Island Developing State status which would serve our needs better. Our country and others in the Caribbean are vulnerable and need special treatment. It is a category recognized by the United Nations. Many of the provisions of NAFTA are incorporated into FTAA. NAFTA is the trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico. It seems that the provisions favor the investor which puts The Bahamas at a disadvantage as investors are frequently from richer industrialized countries. The Bahamas as a country which will be hosting businesses from elsewhere needs to be protected. At this time FTAA would allow foreign investors or service providers to establish a business in The Bahamas on an equal basis with Bahamians. Also these trade agreements cover more that just goods, but include services. This is far reaching as it would cover professional services and almost all other areas of business such as computer services, real estate, transportation, communications, construction, wholesalers and retailers of all types. Services is almost all encompassing. This means that our two main industries, tourism and offshore banking, will both be regulated by these agreements.Secrecy Is Major ConcernOne of the major concerns that many people have with all of these trade agreements is the secrecy which is part of the process. Although the FTAA negotiations have been going on for eight years, the public has very little information about what has been agreed on. 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February 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 17 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Ph: (242) 367-2326 (242) 367-5960Quiet Cruising Smoke Free Clean Running Ultra Smooth Ronowned Reliability Fast Starting Durable Great Trolling Distributers of MERCPANGA BOATSCall it power...call it performance!ITS JUST SOMETHING YOU GET MORE WITH A MERCURYMERCURY...THE WATER CALLS!Authorized Distributers of Solar Water Heaters We InstallMeeting the sunMeeting the sun Meeting the sunMeeting the sun Meeting the sun every day in every day in every day in every day in every day in 76 76 76 76 76 countriescountries countriescountries countries around the world around the world around the world around the world around the world Meeting the sunMeeting the sun Meeting the sunMeeting the sun Meeting the sun every day in every day in every day in every day in every day in 76 76 76 76 76 countriescountries countriescountries countries around the world around the world around the world around the world around the world Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $110 $295 $645 26 Paramount $180 $450 $925 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour all citizens have a right to know what is taking place. He is hoping that government will call a referendum before any of the trade agreements are accepted. It is important that citizens first know the details of any agreement before it is accepted so changes can be made before it is too late.On a Positive NoteOn a positive note, The Bahamas has always been able to develop and compete in business and has been successful. We have survived many obstacles and are better materially for it. We now need to protect our services by negotiating successfully. Mr. Lobosky discussed his opinion of our Mr. Michael Albury, President of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, was recently appointed to the Bahamas Trade Commission. This group will be advising government in many areas. One item will be to submit recommendations on alternative ways of raising taxes if the Bahamas joins the FTAA or WTO. They will advise government on trade liberalization and globalization. They will study the effect of these various trade initiatives on the economy of the Bahamas. In addition to making recommendations to government, they will be responsible for educating the Bahamian public on conditions of these agreements. The Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry Christie, has assured the public that this commissions will be consulted on all these trade agreements and will be informed of developments. Mr. Christie appointed 26 persons representing many facets of our economy such LoboskyFrom Page 16 MANGOES Restaurant, Marina and BoutiqueWW WW W ish Yish Y ish Yish Y ish Y ou a Happy ou a Happy ou a Happy ou a Happy ou a Happy and Memorable and Memorable and Memorable and Memorable and MemorableVV VV V alentines Day alentines Day alentines Day alentines Day alentines DaySpecial Candlelight Dinner Menu$35 per person gratuity not includedRegular Menu also Available29 slip Marina with Electricity, Water, Showers, TV, Pool, Laundry Gifts Galore in our Boutique Phone 367-4255 or VHF Ch 16Mangoes will be happy to cater your parties Please call Restaurant phone 367-2366Email: mangoes @mangoesrestaurant.comLive Music Live Music Live Music Live Music Live Music by Estinby Estin by Estinby Estin by Estin Surprise that someone special Reserve a table today Call 367-2366 The Every Child Counts Special Education and Literacy Project has begun the new year with workshops being held by Dr. Sharon Kossack of Florida International University. The workshops were held at St. Francis de Sales School, Forest Heights Academy and the ECC Learning Centre from January 24 to 26. There are presently 28 teachers from across Abaco involved in the Clinical Educator training done by Dr. Kossack and other visiting consultants. Dr. Kossacks training is an intensive course in diagnosing reading difficulties and targeting teaching to remedy those difficulties. On March 8 there will be a work shop on Autism and on March 22 on Mental Retardation by specialists in those areas. These will be held at the ECC Centre on those dates from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All persons are welcome in addition to those teachers studying for certification. Prior to the new year ECC was given a donation of beautiful new reading books by the Richlands Rotary Club of Richlands, North Carolina. The books were brought to the centre by Mr. Jeer Fountain of the Richlands Rotary Club and have been greatly enjoyed by all the students involved in our full time program for Special Needs students. Every Child Counts is a program of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nassau but is entirely funded by donations. If you have any questions about Every Child Counts or are interested in our training or helping, please contact Lyn Major at 367-2505 day or evenings 366-0101.Abaco Man Is Appointed to Trade Commissionsystem of collecting customs duties on incoming goods. He felt that customs duties are this countrys main source of income and should not be changed. It is not a barrier to trade, it does not protect any Bahamian interests but is only a source of income. Mr. Lobosky has been appointed by the Prime Minister to serve on the Trade Commission. Its goals are to advise government and to educate the public. He felt that Abaco is very important to the economy of The Bahamas as Abaco is a great contributor to the growth of tourism. He wants to see Abaco people educating themselves and then becoming involved, making recommendations and following the process as this country moves into unknown territory. as agriculture, industry, education, churches, customs, tourism, finance and the Chambers of Commerce of Nassau, Freeport and Abaco. Ms. Helen Ebong from the Ministry of Trade and Industry will coordinate and manage the secretariat providing technical support for the commission.Lobosky Stresses Need for Citizen Involvement 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. It Pays to AdvertiseEvery Child Counts Offers Helpful Workshops Support Citizens Against Crime

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Page 18 The Abaconian February 1st, 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 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 catalogBy Portia Jonsson Its that time of year again when the day set aside for romance is observed, February 14th, Valentines Day. Florists are inundated with orders to fill, cards and candy are exchanged and red is the colour of the day. Driving around town I could not help noticing all the shop windows draped in red and white and overflowing with gifts for Valentines Day, so I decided to stop in and take a look. One could easily tell that love is definitely in the air at Buds & Blooms. The store is filled with fresh and silk floral arrangements, gift baskets, teddy bears, candy, lingerie, candles and much more. Buds & Blooms did not forget the kids either, there is huge selection of gift ideas for them as well. Cupids Charm, the Love Basket and the Hugs & Kisses Bouquet are the specials for Valentines Day with free delivery before the 14th and a charge of $2 on Valentines Day. At Pinewoods Nursery I found teddy bears, chocolates, candy, heart shaped gift boxes, silk floral arrangements, balloons and a whole lot more. Rose bushes and gift baskets are the specials this Valentines Day with free delivery in Marsh Harbour. Partytime and Corner Value are well stocked with greeting cards for everyone special this Valentines Day. Balloons, teddy bears, coffee mugs and chocolates are just a few more of the gift items in store. My next stop was Interior Design & Gift Center. Silk floral arrangements, teddy bears and lingerie cover the store. Valentine specials are balloon and wine gift baskets. These include balloons, a bottle of wine, wine glasses, scented candles and bath salts. Interior Design offers free delivery even on Valentines Day. Gardeners Eden was my last stop and like all the other stores, overflowing with valentine gifts. Their walls are lined with red, whiteLove Is in the Air and pink teddy bears. They have an assortment of heart shaped boxed chocolates, fresh and silk floral arrangements, candles, gift baskets and ceramics. So whether you are a romantic or not, romantic gestures are not limited to lovers but anyone who plays a role in your life: parents, children, siblings, friends, neighbours, co-workers and yes, even strangers. Practice a random act of kindness today and everyday.

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February 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 19Your 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 Treasure Cay will celebrate its 20th anniversary of the Treasure Cay International Billfish Tournament on June 22-27. It is a qualifier for the IGFAs International Tournament of Champions. It is a modified release tournament offering four days of fishing, social parties, dinners, fun competitions, a golf tournament, a volleyball tournament and a Bahamian arts and craft fair on the lay day. There are multiple awards for billfish and for tuna, dolphin ans wahoo. Registration includes a donation toTournament Will Celebrate 20 YearsIGFA of $1700 per team. The tournament raises funds for the IGFA Junior Angler program as well as for students at the Treasure Cay Primary School. An average of 275 anglers and guests attend each tournament from the US and other foreign countries. Winner of the 2002 tournament was Flash Flood from Jacksonville. Major sponsors are Texaco Bahamas, Abaco Markets and Continental/Gulfstream International Airlines. Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Fridges Freezers Satellites TVs Stereos Phones Home Appliances Car Stereos/Amps Speakers Abaco Distributors Ltd. Ph: (242) 367-2265 (242) 367-3042SALES, SERVICES, REPAIRS & ACCESSORIES MONTHL Y SPECIAL SLaundry Centers$1,139Home PhoneBLACK OR WHITE$15.00Vertical CD Player$199SPECIALS GOOD WHILE SUPPLIES LAST FOR FEB. 2003 Nomination Day February 4Man-O-War Marsh Harbour Black Wood Fire RoadFor Vacancies in Town Committees

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Page 20 The Abaconian February 1st, 2003Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MORECONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CALL/FAX365-8749ORemail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PP PP PRICESRICES RICESRICES RICES B B B B BELOWELOW ELOWELOW ELOW U U U U U .. .. SS SS S .. .. R R R R RETAILETAIL ETAILETAIL ETAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE MARSH HARBOUR 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780 NEED HYDRAULIC HOSES AND FITTINGS? AID carries all the hydraulic hoses, fittings, and oils that you need to repair your back-hoe, tractor, or fork lift.Several Abaco students went away in January to continue their schooling at schools abroad. We are proud to know that more of our young people are realizing that they need further education to make their dreams a reality. We wish them success and commend their parents in encouraging them. Schooling abroad is a very big expense which is difficult for many families to cope with. It means a very big adjustment to the young person no matter what school they choose. Elizabeth Eldon is beginning her college work at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. She is taking general courses until she decides if she wants to study law. Elizabeth is the daughter of Stephen and Jackie Eldon of Bahama Palm Shores. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Harriet Gomez is completing her studies to receive a Masters degree in forensic science at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. Harriet is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and is the daughter of Venable Gomez of Murphy Town. Shenika Catherine Hepburn is in her second year at Florida Hospital College studying Nursing. Shenika is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hepburn of Crossing Rocks. Zyandric Jones is in his second year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. He is studying art and design. Zyandric Jones is the son of Patrice Rolle of Murphy Town and Zyandell Jones of Dundas Town. He is a graduate of Abaco central High School. Nigel McBride is in his second year at New England Institute of Technology where he is studying computer networking technology. He is in a two year program and will receive an Associate degree in the spring. Nigel is the son of Utlas and Linda McBride of Moores Island. He is a graduate of Gibson High School in Nassau. Denero McIntosh is attending the College of the Bahamas in Nassau. He is working toward an Associate degree in biochemistry. Denero is the son of Jackson and Iva McIntosh of Dundas Town. He graduated from Government High in Nassau. Wesley McIntosh is studying computer engineering at Derry Institute of Technology in Orlando, Florida. He graduated from Success Training College in Nassau where he received an Associate degree. He is studying computer engineering at Derry. Wesley is the son of Vernika McIntosh. and Earklin McIntosh of Green Turtle Cay. He graduated from S.C. Bootle where he was the head boy. Rashida Murray is working toward her Bachelors degree at Louisiana State Louisiana in Baton Rogue, Louisiana where she is studying psychology. She received an Associates degree in criminology from the College of the Bahamas in Nassau. Rashida is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Murray of Treasure Cay. She was awarded a Prime Time Scholarship which is a full scholarship, paying all tuition, board and room and even transportation between the school and Abaco. Keith Razul Nightingale is now attending the Honors College at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He is studying electrical engineering. He previously studied for three years at St. Petersburg Junior College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Razul is the son of Charles Nightingale of North Carolina and Alice Nightingale of Casuarina Point. Sandra Pinder has started her college work at Florida Memorial College in Miami where she is studying accounting. Sandra is the daughter of Lionel Pinder of Eleuthra and Fernander Pinder of Hope Town. She is a graduate of Long Bay School. Theresa Pinder is beginning her college work at Louisiana State University in Baton Rogue, Louisiana. She is studying journalism. Theresa is the daughter of Simeon Pinder of Nassau and Theresa Pinder of Casuarina Point. She was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Forest Heights Academy. Sherise Latoya Rolle is in her first year at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau where she is studying nursing. Sherise is the daughter of Freeland and Sharon Rolle of Coopers Town. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy.These Students Study Abroad Shakelah Thompson is beginning her college work at Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida. She is studying computer science and business. Shakelah is the daughter of Lorraine and Leroy Thompson of Marsh Harbour. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Michelle Thurston has begun her college work at the College of The Bahamas. Michelle is the daughter of Errol Thurston of Dundas Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Shemika White is attending Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida. She is the daughter of Stanley White of Sandy Point. Jason Wiltfang is attending Kirkwood Community College in Iowa. 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February 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 21 APPETIZERVol au Vent Puff pastry shell filled with shrimp & lobster in a creamy white wine sauce SOUP DE JOURCreamy Cauliflower & Bleu Cheese with a swirl of fresh cream and sprinkled with croutons SALADMixed greens, red onions, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, bacon bits, walnuts and a walnut oil dressing ENTREE SELECTIONLobster Thermador : Delicious Abaco Lobster Tail cooked to perfection with sweet bell peppers, Bermuda onions & spices in a white wine sauce and baked in shell. Served with Risotto and fresh asparagus. Pepper Fillet : Tender juicy fillet mignon served with lobster whipped potato topped with garlic shrimp and Bearnaise sauce accompanied with fresh asparagus. Poached Salmon: Delicious fillet of salmon served with dill sauce, risotto and fresh asparagus. Grilled French Rack of Lamb : Encrusted with honey & herbs. Served with mint jelly, whipped potatoes and fresh asparagus. DESSER TPavalova: Merrange with red berries and whipped cream.Petit Fours & CoffeeRESERVATIONS REQUIRED Ph: (242) 366-0095 VHF Ch. 16 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QFREE Q FREE QFREE Q FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TETE TETE TE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654SurfingBy Christine McCully On December 22 the Bahamas Amateur Surfing Association held their final event of the winter surf series. The surf was a minimal two feet with winds light and variable. Competitors turned out from Green Turtle Cay and our first competitor ever from Nassau flew in just for the event. A special thanks goes to our volunteer commodore Charlie Schoonmaker and Frankie Patrick for donating the use of their PA system. Artist Scott Patterson kindly handcrafted and donated all of the unique driftwood trophies. The results are as follows: Junior Mens 1. Andrew Wilhoyte 2. Christian Wilhoyte 3. Andrew Nottage 4. Chris from Green Turtle Cay Long Board 1. Phil from Nonchalance 2. Jeff Gale 3. Robert Schoonmaker Open Mens 1. Phil from Nonchalance 2. Ron Engle 3. Andrew Wilhoyte Womens 1. Christine McCully 2. Jane Engle 3. Rhiannon Thomas Oldest Competitor Ron Engle Youngest Competitor S.J. KempRoad Race SetBy Isobel Sherman A five-kilometer road race will be held on February 1 sponsored by the new Abaco Sports Association representing all schools in Abaco. The race will be between Central Abaco Primary in Dundas Town and Central Abaco High School in Murphy Town and is the first event of the association in the track and field area. All age groups from 8 and under to 20 can enter the race. This new sporting group headed by President Vogel Williams of Treasure Cay Primary and Vice-president Keith Greene of St Francis de Sales School has big plans for promoting sports among the children of Abaco. Sports NewsThe photo shows the group of surfers who competed in the Bahamas Amateur Surfing Association competition on December 22. They are, left to right, Ron Engle, Robert Schoonmaker, Christine McCully, Jeff Gale, Christian Wilhoyte, Andrew Nottage, Phil from Green Turtle Cay, S.J. Kemp, Andrew Wilhoyte, Rhiannon Thomas and Jane Engle. The surfing association is busy scheduling their spring surfing series. For more information check the web site www.basanstemp.com The College of The Bahamas has announced that Mr. David J. Cote has been appointed as a new Family Island Centre Coordinator on Abaco. Mr. Cote has been involved in the field of education for a number of years in Canada, Nassau and Marsh Harbour. The College of The Bahamas Abaco office is located in the Roadrunners Bicycle Building on Forest Drive in Dundas Town. Office hours are 4 to 6 p.m on Wednesdays and Fridays. Courses and programs for Abaco are offered based on the demand and interest expressed in the community. As a general rule in an effort to ensure viability of offering, courses will be organized for 15 or more participants. Classes for the Spring Semester 2003 began on January 10 for the Certificate in Business Administration and the Bachelors degree in Education. Classes are held on weekends at Abaco Central High School in Murphy Town. A schedule of courses is posted at the College of The Bahamas Dundas Town office. Interested persons may call 367-2220 for further information.COB Announces Appointment of Abaco Coordinator David Cote

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Page 22 The Abaconian February 1st, 2003 Abaco Glass Company Window glass cut and installed Pictures matted and framed Screens made and repaired Commercial store fronts installed and replaced Yale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour beside Western Auto 367-2442 Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it. For Futher details and pictures visit our web page at treasurecayrealestate.com Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.net Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists Ph: (242) 365-8538 Ph/Fax: (242) 365-8587 BAHAMA BEACH CL BAHAMA BEACH CL BAHAMA BEACH CL BAHAMA BEACH CL BAHAMA BEACH CL UBUB UBUB UB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed/ 2 bath/ Den/ Lanai/ on-site pool and many other features. Starting at $425,000 Plus 14% closing LEEWLEEW LEEWLEEW LEEW ARD BEACH EST ARD BEACH EST ARD BEACH EST ARD BEACH EST ARD BEACH EST AA AA A TETE TETE TE 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 Serenity a real Estate property. Modern 4 bed/ 4 bath, 5600 sq. ft., two story 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 frontage. Special property with many, many additional features including a 2 bed/ 1 bath caretakers cottage. $3,800,000 TT TT T reasure Housesreasure Houses reasure Housesreasure Houses reasure Houses Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool/ waterfall. 2 bed/ 2 bath octagonal house. $275,000 BrokersAnne Albury Marcellus RobertsSea 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.$2,225,00$2,225,00 $2,225,00$2,225,00 $2,225,00 You say you want beach? Then try this on for size One of the 10 Best Beaches in the World!Treasure Cay, AbacoObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar ies of Ries of R ies of Ries of R ies of R elativelativ elativelativ elativ es and Fes and F es and Fes and F es and F rr rr r iendsiends iendsiends iends Caitlin Grace Albury, 12, of Marsh Harbour passed away on January 8. Her funeral was held at New Vision Ministries on January 19. Interment was in the Garden of Memories, Marsh Harbour Public Cemetery. She is survived by her mother Janet Albury; sister Joanne Albury; grandmothers Mollie Albury and Lily Stratton; grandfather Stewart Stratton; uncles Andy Stratton, Gurth Russell, Keith Stratton, Gil Stratton, Daren Albury and Mitchell Albury; aunts Darnelle Stratton, Clara Stratton, June Russell, Monica Albury and Michelle Albury; cousins Mike Bonnell, Gavin Russell, Chris Pinder, Sue Anne Pinder, Mandi Bonnell, Dane Stratton, Brock Stratton, Dimitri Albury, Brieonna Russell, Damien Albury, Bronson Russell and Jewel Pinder; and many other relatives and friends including the students of Agape Christian School. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Agape Chrsitan School. Robin Rae Albury 38, of Marsh Harbour passed away on January 8. His funeral was held at New Vision Ministries on January 19. Interment was in the Garden of Memories, Marsh Harbour Public Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Janet Albury; daughter Joanne Albury; mother Mollie Albury; brothers Daren and Mitchell Albury; mother-in-law Lily Stratton; fatherin-law Stewart Stratton; sisters-in-law Darnelle Stratton, Clara Stratton, June Russell, Monica Albury and Michelle Albury; brothers-in-law Andy Stratton Gurth Russell, Keith Stratton and Gil Stratton; nieces Sue Anne Pinder, Mandi Bonnell, Brieonna Russell and Jewel Pinder; nephews Mike Bonnell, Gavin Russell, Chris Pinder, Dane Stratton, Brock Stratton, Dimitri Albury, Damien Albury and Bronson Russell; many aunts; uncles; and other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Agape Christian School. Nicholas Eric Albury 21, of Marsh Harbour passed away on January 8. His funeral was held at New Vision Ministries on January 19. Interment was in the Garden of Memories, Marsh Harbour Public Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Michelle Albury; mother Millie Albury; brothers Daren Albury and Mitchell Albury; motherin-law Gaylene Bethel; father-in-law James Bethel; grandmother-in-law Luedean Thompson; nephews Dimitri Albury and Damien Albury; niece Joanne Albury; sisters-in-law Janet Albury, Monica Albury and Tara Sands; brother-in-law Marcus Sands; adopted parents Ted and Rhonda Pearce; adopted grandparents Freddie and Cecile Albury; many other relatives and friend. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Marsh Harbour Town Committee or New Vision Ministries. Colonel John J. McAleer Jr. ,79, retired from the US Army, died on January 10 at his home in Melbourne, Florida. He is to be buried in Hope Town next to his wife, Virginia. Services will be performed by Vernon Malone. He retired in 1979, then spent his winters in Hope Town where he and his late wife wrote The Genealogy of Wyannie Malone, American Loyalist and Early Settler of Hope Town and published The Genealogy of Nathan Key, Early Settler of Abaco, Bahamas He also published several pamphlets on the burial grounds of Hope Town. During his retirement he was the Secretary and Curator of The Wyannie Malone Historical Museum in Hope Town. Survivors include his sister Winifred Noyes; three children, Pamela Baines, John J. McAleer III and Linda OConnor; and three grandchildren, Kelly Baines, Rebecca Baines and Shannon Cady. Donations may be made to the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum in Hope Town. Iris Mae Malone (nee Sands) passed away on January 22, 2003, in Nassau. She was the wife of Constable Theodore Malone of Hope Town (deceased.) The funeral was held at Ebenezer Methodist Church in Nassau on January 28. Officiating was Rev. Carla Culmer assisted by Rev. Ed Lacy, Bro. Sidney Pinder and Bro. Hartis Pinder. She is survived by her children Thomas Malone, Mike Malone, Elsie Carroll, Pauline North and George Malone; daughters-in-law Sheila, Debbie and Deborah; sons-in-law William Carroll and Ronnie North; brother Bateman Sands; brother-inlaw Samuel Malone; sisters-in-law Naomi Sands, Sara Cash, Lily Sands and Mavis Sands; grandchildren Laura, Brian, Kelli Ann, T.J., Kristal, Rayanne, Nicole, William Jr, Brock, Courtney, Joshua, Nathaniel, Candace and Faith; and a host of relatives and friends. The funeral service for Simeon Leon Pinder 80, of Sandy Point was held on January 11 at St. Martins Anglican Church. Rev. Fr. Earl Hepburn officiated and interment was in the Sandy Point Public Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Lottie Louise Pinder; sons Benjamin, Donald and Simeon Pinder; daughters Leanza, Beneby, Monica Adderley, Valerie Hardy, Deborah Please see Obituaries Page 23

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February 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 23 Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Transportation & Logistics Services Freight Forwarding Ship Agencies Cargo management Consulting Services \000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000 \000\000\000\000\000For more information:Tel:242-367-2089 242-367-2530 P.O. Box AB 20485, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Visit our office on the front streetOne call does it allARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned and Rehubbed Aluminum Brass Stainless Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum SandblastingPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .Floor Tiles from 6" x 6" up to 18" x 18" Wall Tiles in 4" x 4" 6" x 6" 6" x 8" up to 10" x 16" We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optional Abaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van StrattonNN NN N ASSASS ASSASS ASS AA AA A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y LY L Y LY L Y L TD.TD. TD.TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY BB BB B AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS TT TT TGeneral Insurance Company Limited Bahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd.Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Benevidas, Cathy Greene, Betty Rolle and Patrece Williams; brother James Edward Pinder; sister Janet Styles; aunt Aladice Pinder; sisters-in-law Isadora, Eliza and Madeline Pinder, Rena Smith, Shirley Burrows, Carmita Basden and Etta Heastie; brothers-in-law William Cox, Walter, Al and Dave Dean; daughters-in-law Virginia, Estelle and Brickell Pinder; sons-in-law Alphonso Beneby, Anthony Adderley, Jack Hardy, Daniel Benevidas, Neftali Greene, Quebell Rolle and David Williams, grandchildren; great-grandchildren and host of other relatives and friends including the Sandy Point and Crossing Rock communities. The funeral for Annamae Williams 60, formerly of Coopers Town was held in Nassau. She is survived by her husband, Rupert A. Williams; sons Samuel, Audrick, Oral, Dennis and Dr. Drexel Williams; daughters Dyla Williams and Helen Thompson; brother Noel Bootle; sister Myrtle Bootle; son-in-law Pastor Daniel Thompson; daughters-in-law Beverly, Abigail, Adrienne, Rachel and Milinda; grandchildren Crystal, Audrick Jr., Sam, Audrey, Candice, Blaise, Soldier, Jeremy and Dennis Jr. Williams, Daniel and Hughvon Thompson; aunts Hazel Forbes and Augusta Russell; sisters-in-law Carnetta and Anne Bootle, Vera Rigby and Hopeful Hanna; brothersin-law Bishop Clarence Williams, James, The funeral of Beryl Turco 66, formerly of Moores Island was held in Freeport. She is survived by daughters Pandora Mitchell, Meldora Rodgers and Ann Burrows; son Clyde Feaster; grandchildren Margaret, Victoria and Ricardo Mitchell, Monique Jones, Clynton Adderley, Obediah Rolle, Anastacia Stuart, Renardo, Revardo, Rokeisha and Rodeisha Cooper, Kermit, Racquel and Andrea Feaster, Shanel and Stephon Rodgers, Steven and Kelly Burrows; great-grandchildren; sons-in-law Steve Rodgers and Steven Burrows; daughter-in-law Barbara Cooper and many other relatives and friends. The funeral of Joyce Norene Malone, 61, was on January 10 in Nassau. She is survived by her husband Bobby Malone; son Scott Malone; daughter-in-law Laureen Malone; grandson Richard Scott Malone, Jr.; granddaughter Richea Malone; mother Joyce Sands; sisters Betty Lobosky, Gaylene Gonzalez and Audrey Sattem; brother David Sands; brothers-in-law Paul Sattem and James Wendell Malone; sisters-in-law Yvonne Malone and Joan Higgs; and many other relatives and friends.ObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar ies Continuedies Continued ies Continuedies Continued ies Continued NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday Church News Awana Club MeetingsBy Portia Jonsson Weekly meetings for Awana resumed at the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel on January 21st. AWANA (Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed) is held every Tuesday evening 6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. for boys and girls ages 5-12. Its main goal is to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and to train them to serve Him. There are three groups in Awana, namely the Sparks ages 5-7 (co-ed), T&T Girls ages 8-12 and T&T Boys ages 812. The evening is divided into three sessions for each group which include games, handbook and counsel time. A fund raiser in the form of a hamburger and hotdog night is scheduled for February 4th in order to defray expenses. Awana games between the Green Turtle Cay Awana group and the Marsh Harbour Awana group are planned for late March. Commander of the Awana Club in Marsh Harbour is Troy Albury, Secretary is Cecile Albury, Director of Sparks is Farah Cartwright, Director of T&T Girls is Ruth Saunders and Director of T&T Boys is Andy Stratton. For further information contact Mrs. Cecile Albury at 367-4777. Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results ObituariesFrom Page 22

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Page 24 The Abaconian February 1st, 2003 FormerlyFormerly FormerlyFormerly Formerly Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto COMPLETE ROOM PACKAGESPlus Wicker & Rattan for a Beautiful Island Home BEDROOM DINNING ROOM LIVING ROOMBuy a piece & save a little Buy a room & save a lot! BellasFurniture & Accessories ROOMS TO GO Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391 The Abaco Chamber of Commercewill host the President of Nassau Chamber of ChamberMr. Ray Winder speaking onHow Ready Is The Bahamas to Compete with Other Countries in FTAA and Alternate Forms of TaxationJib Room February 13 at 11:30 a.m.Members should plan to attend Call 367-5822 for lunch reservation Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! NCR Forms Office Stationary Flyers Certificates Tickets Brochures Photo Scanning Wedding/Funeral Programs Business Cards Envelopes Menus Labels Laminations ...More Open 9am 5pm Mon. Fri. The Hope Town based Friends of the Environment recently felt they needed to expand their mandate and enlarge their membership. To accomplish they chose to pass the leadership to a new team and move the organization from Hope Town to Marsh Harbour. The new board retains several past members for continuity. Neither the old or new board felt changes in the organizations outlook were needed but conceded that based in Marsh Harbour presented opportunities for expansion of members and goals not easily accomplished by being based in Hope Town. Being located in Marsh Harbour gives the organization a larger presence which they hope translates to more accomplishments. The board will meet monthly at the Chamber of Commerce office in Marsh Harbour. Arrangements are being made for a phone in FRIENDS name to be located in the Chamber office. Mrs. Anita Knowles, the Chamber secretary, will answer the phone and work part time for FRIENDS.Friends Elects BoardFriends of the Environment met January 23, 2003, and elected new officers and board members for 2003-2005. They are: President Erin Lowe-Pagliaro; Vice-President Michael Albury; Secretary Anita Knowles; Treasurer Lory Kenyon; Recording Secretary Kitty Clarke; Education Nancy Burnett; Membership Nan Kenyon; Directors John Harold Bethell, Anthony Bostwick, Diane Claridge, David Knowles, Skeet LaChance, Deb Patterson and Al Quigley. Friends of the Environment is a nonprofit organization dedicated to education and awareness of the fragility of the environment on Abaco and the surrounding cays and waters. Their motto is The greatest good for the greatest number of people for the longest period of time. Friends welcomes all residents and visitors to the area. There are 178 active members whose donations have supported school and public education programs, local environmental field trips for students and the Abaco wide distribution of information regarding the invasive Hawaiian Sea Grape plant. Friends raised money and arranged for the installation and ongoing maintenance of 34 moorings at the Fowl Cay and Sandy Cay Land and Sea Parks.Friends Makes Major ChangesA well attended Friends workshop in April 2002 resulted in a waste oil collection program and an effort to increase awareness of styrofoam alternatives. Adopt-ADolphin and ongoing promotion of marine mammal research, protection of the wild horses of Abaco as well as Bahama parrot research are promoted by Friends. If you are interested in becoming a member of Friends or taking an active part in environmental work on Abaco, telephone 367-5358 or contact any board member. You may visit the Friends website: www.abacos.com./ friends.MARK YOUR CALENDAR for March 15, 2003. Dance to the tunes of the Modern Vintage Band at the third annual Reef Ball to be held at the Abaco Beach Resort. It not only is a great way to support Abacos environment, but it is one of the outstanding social events of the year. See you there! Police Sponsored CompetitionThe Royal Bahamas Police Force of Abaco sponsored an essay and spelling bee competition for the students of Abaco schools. They held an award ceremony on January 18 in Dundas Town. The Commissioner of Police Paul Farquharson was the key note speaker who presented the awards. The winner of the essay competition was Rachel Smith, who won the essay competition last year also. COP Farquharson made her an officer for the night by placing an officers cap on her head. Shown above are, left to right, ASP Leeland Russell, Officer in Charge of the Abaco District, Rachel Smith, Commissioner of Police Paul Farquharson, Brittany Sawyer, third place winner of the essay compeitition, and Mr. Alexander Dean, District Superintendent of Education. In the front are the three spelling bee winners, Archelette McDonald in second place, Taj Anderson in third place and Wenzer Laroda in first place..

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February 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 25 100% USABLE SPACE HEAVY-DUTY RED-IRON FRAME FIRE-RESISTANT 20-YEAR MILL-BACKED WARRANTY MULTIPLE PANELS AND COLORS EASY BUILT-IT-YOURSELF CONSTRUCTION MANUFACTURER SAVINGS MAINTENANCE FREE MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS CUSTOMIZED ACCENTS HEAVY SNOW AND WIND LOADS FAST DELIVERY FROM MANUFACTURING FACILITIES NATIONWIDE QUICK EASY DELIVERYBest Buy on Steel Buildings Best Buy on Steel BuildingsSpeed Quality ValueA B C1-561-955-8800A=100x180x16 B=55x90x14 C=40x60x14All buildings are Red Iron, bolt-up kits in 26 gauge galv. that include engineered drawings and come in all sizes. Local building codes may cause prices to vary. Pricing FOB Factory.BB BB B CJs Welding & Machine ShopAluminum, Stainless & Black Iron Welding Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & RepairMarsh Harbour Phones: 367-4011 or 367-4879 Fax: 367-4018 Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & TrailersOn the waterfront at the end of Key Club Rd. 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 367-3623 As Reported to The Abaconian A Marsh Harbour resident was assaulted on January 6 near a food store in Marsh Harbour by a man who hit him with a piece of lumber, injuring his arm and chest. While trying to escape, another man fired a gun in his direction. Two men from The Mud were arrested on January 7 for possession of suspected cocaine and marijuana with the intent to supply and possession of an unlicenced revolver as well as charges of housebreaking, stealing and receiving. A man from The Mud was arrested on January 7 for stealing and receiving. Classic Coin Laundry was broken into on January 10. Cleaning supplies and snack food were stolen valued at $105.70. The American Bridge office was broken into on January 10 and three cameras were stolen, a digital Samsung valued at $150, a digital Kodak camera valued at $300 and a digital Sony camera valued at $500. A Dundas Town man reported on January 10 that someone stole his Chevy Blazer. He later discovered it parked on a side street in Dundas Town. A Crossing Rocks man reported that a man he knew broke into house on January 11 and stole $2100. A Crown Haven woman reported that someone broke into her house and stole clothing, a clothes hamper, groceries and tennis shoes. A Marsh Harbour man reported on January 12 that a boy assaulted him while walking on Crockett Drive and pulled out a twin blade knife or clipper. A resident of The Mud reported on January 13 that someone broke into his house and stole a jar containing $100 worth of coins. A resident of Pigeon Peas reported that sometime during the month of November she was struck with a rock while inquiring about a fight her son was in. The assault left her unconscious. The assailant left for Freeport but has since returned. A woman from The Mud was assaulted on January 15 by a man she knew who threw a block through a window and began breaking other windows. He pulled out a knife and threatened to kill her. He slammed her to the ground and began beating her with his fist. Abaco Distributors was broken into on January 16. A Panasonic CD Walkman valued at $141 and a portable AM/FM CD player valued at $180 were stolen. A fish house in Crown Haven was broken into on January 15. A compressor valued at $2000 and two 40-pound bags of crawfish valued at $400 were stolen. A man from The Bight, Moores Island was charged on January 17 with possession of a marijuana cigarette which police found in the ashtray of his truck. A Moores Island woman was charged on January 17 with possession of suspected marijuana found in her house. A Guana Cay resident reported on January 20 that during September and October someone made a number of phone calls on his home phone to Haiti and Nassau totaling $298.80. A Crown Haven man reported on January 20 that a man he knew from Fox Town went to his residence and knocked out two of his teeth. He threatened to return and kill him. The government doctor in Marsh Harbour examined a 14-year-old girl whom he discovered was two months pregnant.Police Report The Department of Environmental Health Services appeals to all boaters to do so with care, refraining from discharging wastes or petroleum products into the water. These, the department said, cause lasting damage to marine life and make the water less than sanitary for bathers and hazardous for persons who rely on seawater for replenishing pools and aquaria. The department asked all boaters in Bahamian waters to use land-based facilities for disposal of all waste and garbage. The department requested boaters reportBoaters Urged to Use Waters with Careall incidences of marine contamination to the Environmental Health office at 367-4697 or the Port Department at 3672934. This notice came to us through the Bahamas Information Services and would indicate that government is beginning to consider our surrounding waters as a valuable asset. Although the thrust of the material seemed to be directed to Nassau and Freeport, we presume that these considerations are intended to be observed for Abaco waters. Fox Town and Crown Haven now enjoy cable television service from Cable Bahamas. The company continues to expand on Abaco as it is throughout the Bahamas. Last year several communities saw cable for the first time. These included Spring City, Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point, Crossing Rocks and Sandy Point. Earlier in the year Cedar Harbour received cable television. Cable Bahamas introduced their Coral Wave Internet service in Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town Murphy Town, Man-O-War and Hope Town last year also. The internet service has been well received as Coral Wave offers fast and reliable service. The Internet service is accessed by submarine fibre optic cable This year Cable Bahamas will continue expanding their services on Abaco.Cable Bahamas Continues to Expand Forest Heights AcademyIS NOW ACCEPTINGSTUDENTREGISTRATIONSGRADES 7 12FOR SEPTEMBER 2003(LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE)QUALITY EDUCATIONBYA SCHOOL RECOGNISEDBYThe Ministry Of EducationFOR ITSOutstanding Results

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Page 26 The Abaconian February 1st, 2003 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Don MacKay B oulevard, Marsh HarbourPh: (242) 367-3186 Fax: (242) 367-3469 marcoac@batelnet.bsAppliance CentreAir Conditioning Central & Wall Units Refrigeration Household Appliances Electrical Contracting & Supplies Lighting ShowroomWW WW W e service our sales e service our sales e service our sales e service our sales e service our sales Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 A Nassau team from the Teachers and Salaried Workers Cooperative Credit Union Limited came to Abaco to give a presentation in Coopers Town and in Marsh Harbour. Dr. E.J. Bowe, Deputy General Manager, and Ms. Sophie Moss, Loans Manager, gave those attending the January 24 meetings reasons for joining the coop. Aiding in the presentation was Ms. Yvonne Sweeting, manager of the Abaco office. Everyone can save money, but in reality few people do, they said. Joining the coop makes savings a regular part of a persons financial picture as savings are deducted each week by their employer and sent to the credit union. Systematic savings are enforced since the employer forwards a set amount to the Credit Union each payday. This money can then be used to secure loans for vacations, automobiles, education and mortgages. Fixed deposits are presently paying six percent for a one year CD which is much higher than current bank rates. This national credit union now has over 10,000 members and over $53 million in assets. The credit union offers many services of a commercial bank including savings accounts, loans and they issue credit cards as well as other services. They do not provide checking services. Individual savings are insured to $7500 while individual loans are insured to $30,000. Mr. Bowe and Ms. Moss explained how applicants can use the facilities to purchase a lot in the new Central Pines Estates and have between five and 10 years to make the payments. The Marsh Harbour office, mananged by Ms. Yvonne Sweeting, is looking forward to working with local persons wanting to purchase land and obtain a mortgage for a house in the new Dundas Town subdivision. They are offering a three-month Abaco property purchase special to give perspective homeowners an opportunity to get a mortgage for land and a house.Salaried Workers Coop Holds Financial WorkshopsTwo officials of the Tachers and Salaried Workers Cooperative Credit Union from Nassau held two meetings on Abaco on January 24 to encourage people to save toward purchasing land and building homes. The coop can help finance any major undertaking their members want. Shown above are, left to right, Ms. Yvonne Sweeting, manager of the Abaco Cooperative office, Ms. Sophie Moss, Loans Manager, and Mr. E.J. Lowe, Deputy General Manager. 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 pm P.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"Rotary NewsBy Portia JonssonGala Valentines Ball Is ScheduledThe Rotary Club of Abaco has planned a Gala Valentines Ball for February 14th at the Abaco Beach Resort. This ball is one of the clubs major fund raisers and a crowd of approximately 200 persons is expected. The night promises to be filled with fun and prizes. Dance the night away to the sounds of live band Impact. There will be a buffet and free bar for one hour. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased from any Rotarian. For further information please contact Ms. Joyce Beneby at 3672420, Ms. Vanria Lightbourn at 367-2010 or Mr. Barry Whiting at 367-3712. Proceeds from this ball will benefit Rotary charities.Rotary Clubs Benefit Golf TournamentThe Rotary Club of Abaco will be staging its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament called the Texas Scramble on January 25th at the Treasure Cay Golf course. It is anticipated that this event will draw 60 to 70 golfers of varying expertise. This expectation stems from the success of last years tournament which provided both fun and challenge for all skill levels. Golfers from Freeport, Nassau and visiting tourists will be taking part in this benefit tournament. This years prize for the first hole-in-one will be a brand new 2003 Honda FIT car. Closest to the pin on the front nine will win a Caribbean cruise for two and closest to the pin on the back nine will win a four day trip for two to Cuba. Other prizes for the longest drives on both front and back nines will be two cases of refreshments, compliments of Burns House. Dinner will follow at the Spinnaker Restaurant, Treasure Cay. The Rotary wishes to acknowledge with thanks the generosity of those individuals and businesses that make this tournament possible. Particular thanks, however, must go to Robert Pinder, David Williams and the Treasure Cay staff who play such a pivotal role in the tournaments organization. The proceeds from this tournament will benefit Rotary charities.Helping to Eradicate PolioThe Rotary Club of Abaco has pledged to raise $6,000 towards Rotary Internationals Polio Plus program. This mammoth project, having already achieved remarkable success, hopes to eliminate polio from the world by the year 2005. Throwaway bottles donated by Island Delight will be placed in banks, churches and various other places in an effort to raise funds. With our communities generous support, the lives of thousands of children might be spared a devastating paralysis or even death. Club News Abaco Beach Resort now has a heated swimming pool, a first for Abaco. Weve had many requests for a heated pool, said John Neophytou, General Manager, because the winter water temperature averages about 72 degrees which is a little cool. Now the pool water is 82 degrees so swimming or sitting around the pool is much more enjoyable. He has already had very positive comments. With 198 boat slips Boat Harbour is the largest marina in The Bahamas.Hotel Offers Heated Pool

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February 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 27TT TT T el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 F F F F F ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: harbourviewhaven@abacoinet.com www.guanacayvillas .com Rental CottagesAll units centrally air-conditioned Satellite TV, Radio / CD / Tape player Two bedrooms, queen beds, 1 bath, full kitchen, living room Dining area seats 6, Bahama room with queen futon One bedroom, one bath apartment overlooking the harbour Outside BBQ grill Enjoy your own private gazebo and garden Harbour View HavenLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas 3 Villas, 2 Bedroom, 1 Baths Fully Furnished Kitchen 1 Bedroom Queen, 1 Bedroom 2 Singles Sitting Area Queen Futon Dining Area Seats 6 All Units Fully Furnished, Central A/C Satellite TV, Radio/CD/Tape Player Outside BBQ With Your Own Private Balcony Overlooking the Harbour PoolTel: (242) 365-5028/5006/5002 Fax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.comLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, BahamasSea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Store Hours: 9am to 5pm Ph: (242) 365-5006 365-5002 365-5028 (office) 365-5083 (fax) The Abaco Tourist Office hosted an unprecedented three Bahamahost Sessions in the past few months. The 17th Abaco session was held nightly in Marsh Harbour on November 18-30, 2002. The 18th and 19th Abaco sessions were held simultaneously on January 13-25, 2003. The 18th was held in day and evening sessions in Hope Town and the 19th was nightly sessions in Treasure Cay. The graduation ceremony for all three sessions will be held on January 26th at Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour. The Bahamahost program is designed to assist all those in contact with our visitors.Bahamahost Program Was OfferedIt brings an appreciation of Bahamian culture, gives a background of the history and geography of the country, stresses the importance of tourism and the relation of tourism to our economy, encourages courtesy, suggests how to present oneself well and how to interact with different visitors and suggests appropriate attitudes when dealing with visitors. It is designed for government staff such as customs and immigration as well as taxi drivers, hotel and resort personnel, shop keepers and anyone else interested. Taxi drivers are required to take the course every five years.Murrays Gas Station BurnedMurrays gas station and shop in Fire Road burned early in January. Only the walls remain. The North Abaco Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 11 p.m. fire with their tank truck. However, when they used up their water, they had to go all the way to Treasure Cay to refill the truck. They are hoping to get a water source in the Coopers Town area soon. Pinders Ferry Offers Service to Grand BahamaThis is one of four boats which the Pinders Ferry Service uses in their service between Crown Haven and McLeans Town, Grand Bahama. The boats are all outboards because of the shallow water getting into McLeans Town. Many Abaconians enjoy the service which gets them to Grand Bahama and can connect with boat transportation to Florida. NOTICEESTATE of CHARLES W. SAWYER also known as CHARLES WILSON SAWYER, SR. late of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas, Deceased NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand against the above Estate are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of the same certified in writing to the undersigned on or before 31St March, 2003 and if required, to prove such debts or claims, or in default be excluded from any distribution; after the above date the assets will be distributed having regard only to the proved debts or claims of which the Personal Representative shall have had notice AND NOTICE is hereby given that all persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or before 31St March, 2003.ALEXIOU, KNOWLES & CO.Attorneys for the Personal Representative Stratton Drive P. O. Box AB-20115 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas

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Page 28 The Abaconian February 1st, 2003 S KWatermakers, Inc.AffordableReliable4256 North US 1 Ft. Pierce, Florida 34946 (561) 489-0852 Installation available in Abaco by Professional Service LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town, Abaco 150 to 100,000 Gallons Per Day Prices Starting at $2,450.00 U.S. Cost Check out our Website at www.skwatermakers.com[;\/-0Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties9 hse + 365-4465 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties13 + 365-4234 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Elbow Cay Prop 43 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 22 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 50 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Island Colours + 366-0290 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hue 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general 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 AA AA A vailable atvailable at vailable atvailable at vailable atFull Range of Reliable Johnson & Advanced Evinrude 2 HP thru 250 HP Motors in Stock at Lower than U.S. Prices Ask about our TWO YEAR WARRANTY Full Range of Johnson & Evinrude Parts in Stock Factory Trained Mechanics & Reliable ServiceDOLPHIN MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4262 THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour 242-367-2703 ISLAND MARINE Parrot Cay 242-366-0282 SEA HORSE MARINE Hope Town 242-366-0023 ROBERTS MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4249 CONGRATULATIONSPP PP P riscilla Wriscilla W riscilla Wriscilla W riscilla W eathereather eathereather eather forfor forfor for dd dd dFor being named to the Deans List at Pensacola Christian College for academic achievement during the 2002 fall semester.From her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Robin Weatherford The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department As the brush fire season approaches, it is important for members of the general public to be advised on the laws as it relates to fire safety. It is against the laws of The Bahamas for a person to light a fire anywhere other than in the confines of their kitchen without the expressed written consent of the Commissioner of Police who is the fire authority for The Bahamas. Persons found guilty of committing will be prosecuted. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department has compiled fire safety tips for the season. 1. Avoid open burning completely, especially during dry season. 2. Properly extinguish all smoking materials before discarding them. 3. Never discard bottles into the bushes as this can start a fire during dry season. 4. Regularly dispose of all dry leaves, dead limbs and rubbish at an approved dump site. 5. Store all flammable liquids, solvents and materials in metal containers at least 30 feet from structures. 6. Trim all grass on a regular basis up to 100 feet surrounding your home. 7. Clear a 10 feet area around propane tanks and barbecue grills. Landscape your property with fire resistant plants and vegetation to reduce rapid spread of fire. 9. Remove all branches that extend over roof and chimney outlets. 10. Ask the power company to clear all branches away from power lines. 11. Have a garden hose that is long enough to reach any area of the home. 12. Never stand under a tree or play with water during a thunder storm. 13. Install a smoke detector on all levels of your home, especially in sleeping areas. 14. Have an escape plan in the event of an emergency.Fire Safety Tips for Brush FiresA national Special Education panel to be named soon by the Minister of Education, according to Ms. Veronica Owens, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education. The committee will be charged with finding ways to the improve special education in The Bahamas. One of the greatest accomplishments in The Bahamas has been to provide access by all Bahamians to quality primary and secondary education, said Ms Owens. Admittedly, the access of children and adults to special education has not been addressed with the same degree of success as education for the general population. We in the government and the Ministry of Education recognize that The Bahamas is at the place in its development where it must utilize the talents of its citizens of all abilities. Several key issues impact the provision and expansion of special education in the country, she said. First among these was the matter of inclusion. Should children with disabilities be placed in mainstream schools? The inaccessibility of school and public facilities to the physically challenged is another practical concern, she said. The present compulsory ages of school enrollment may restrict the provision of education to special children, Ms. Owens said. The Minister of Education is obligated under the law to provide for the educational needs of all children between the ages of five and 16. Ms. Owens said the National Special Education Committee will address these issues and others to see how the government can attain its goal to provide special education that enables the physically and mentally challenged child and adult to live and work with dignity in The Bahamas. She said the Minister of Education will announce in short order the appointment of a National Education Committee to review the entire educational system, presenting a comprehensive national educational policy for consideration by the people and government of The Bahamas.Panel Will Study Special Education at National Level 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. 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February 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 29 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.......$$.............366-0253 Harbours Edge..............$$.............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 30 The Abaconian February 1st, 2003 Happy New Year from the Staff ofOffice 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 J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASCentral Abaco Licensing Auth. 2 Jan 02 Restaurant and bar licenses requiring annual renewal were reviewed with many not in compliance with the regulations. Due to interrupted governmental services over the holidays, it was concluded that no action would be taken against those with expired licenses until the next scheduled meeting. All establishments will be admonished to bring their licenses to current requirements or face possible shut-down. This refers to any shortcomings noted by Environmental Health, Works or the Police during their annual inspection. All establishments with deficiencies must correct these items, then request the relevant department to make an inspection and issue a letter of compliance so the license can be renewed. Most new applications were deferred until the next meeting since many of the required inspections by Environmental Health, Works Department or the Police had not been made due to holiday interruptions. It was noted that there is no public bulletin board in several communities making the public posting of applications difficult. Notices are be posted publically at the Local Government office on the second floor of Dove Plaza. The installation of public bulletin boards are on Central Abaco District Councils agenda but no action has been taken yet. Marsh Harbour Town Comm. 7 Jan 03 Discussion on the Mud and Pigeon Peas immigrant slum areas did not reach any conclusion. Two companies have been identified dumping garbage on Power Line Road connecting the S.C. Bootle Highway with the airport roundabout. They have been asked to remove their trash and dispose of it legally. When asked why the Christmas lights never materialized, Mrs. Yvonne Key said it would have required five electric meters and five deposits of $250 which was not available. Administrator Williams asked to be included in this next year as government puts up Christmas lights in other places and he can assist with the electrical connections. Parking at Crossing Beach was brought up with various ideas to reduce the congestion. One is to get the workmen to car-pool while another was to implement a parking fee. Effort will be made to get the commuters to car-pool. A $5000+ electric bill for Spring City basketball court will be left unpaid. This is a standing problem government must resolve about parks, playgrounds and ball courts around the country. Marsh Harbour will have the use of a waterfront site comprised of several acres between the new port and the Abaco Outboard boat storage yard. Several people will be consulted about the optimum plan or use the town could expect from this site. During a community clean-up before Christmas, four dump truck loads of trash were taken to the dump plus several junked cars and a derelict boat. Many businesses cooperated in the clean-up by cleaning their buildings around the sides and behind which frequently gets overlooked. A discussion followed on asking businesses in town to pave their parking lots. Dundas Town Meeting 8 Jan. 03 Administrator Williams and Chairman Cay Mills waited more than an hour for a quorum which did not materialize so there was no meeting. Hotel Licensing15 Jan 03 A main topic was the number of hotels delinquent in remitting the hotel tax to government. This revenue is collected when guests settle their account on departure and is not money the hotel is entitled to keep. This money is to be submitted to the Administrators office by the middle of each month. However, some hotels are as much as a year in arrears in submitting this to government. One hotel recently sent a check for $30,000 on request by a visit from the Licencing chairman. A letter will go to all delinquent hotels. Then if the accounts are not brought up to date, the Attorney Generals office will be notified for further action. The floating hotel, often seen docked at Port O-Call Marina in Marsh Harbour, submitted a license application which was deferred. The owners/operators were present and were advised that permission was needed from the Prime Ministers office since the operation was foreign owned. They need to resolve the duty status on the boat before a license can be considered locally. The owners are hoping to receive an exemption based on the exemption granted hotels. The vessel is laid out with eight private rooms, each with a private bath, a common lounge with a TV theater, kitchen to prepare breakfast and dinner and extensive water sports equipment. The concept is to take guests through Abaco Sound stopping at water front restaurants for lunch or dinner when appropriate. The boat is waterjet powered and can travel in very shallow water. Marsh Harbour21 Jan 03 This meeting was called to lay the groundwork for the 2003 2004 budget submisLocal Government at Work Please see Local Govt. Page 31

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February 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 31 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 sion for Marsh Harbour. It will predominately follow last years figures. Marsh Harbour has operated with a very tight budget for the past several years with little room to maneuver. Several areas of responsibility have grown significantly and figures will be revised to allow for these. Two these are the Sweeting Tract with approximately 30 houses and Mud and Pigeon Peas with hundreds of houses. Local government is mandated to provide garbage collection to residences. The 2000 census gave these two Haitian immigrant communities approximately 1500 legal residents which could translate to over 300 households generating trash. One other area to be provided for is the upkeep of the new freight dock area. There is currently no provision for the maintenance of this facility. It is expected to be turned over to government within the next month or two. Traditionally local government would be asked to provide janitorial services and supplies, arrange for trash collection and provide other services. Since this is a new facility, it is not known exactly what to provide for financially. The Committee will submit figures to provide for services as they understand the need. The Committee will also acquire several acres on the water front adjacent to the new dock for a park which must be maintained and restrooms cleaned. Central Abaco Town Planning 27 Jan 03 Nine applications valued at $1.7 million had been posted for the December 16 meeting which was not held. Thirteen additional applications valued at $2.5 million had been recently posted and were before the board for approval. Most of the applications were of a routine residential nature. Abaco Markets submitted plans for renovating the store front of the Solomons Abaco building, estimated to cost $180,000. It appeared that the building will be renamed Golden Harvest Supermarket. A new entranceway will be added to give the building a softer look. A food court will be incorporated in the entrance area and the parking will be redesigned with landscaping. This was approved. A residence scheduled for Central Pines Estates was deferred as the construction method was new to this area and not clearly Local Govt.From Page 30 stated. It was not clear that it conformed to the Bahamas Building code with reference to wind loads. More information will be sought. The meeting stopped at 9 p.m. as predetermined by the members. All remaining applications not reviewed will be considered at a continuation meeting February 4.Local Government at Work "Surcouf" Green Turtle Cay Bethell Estates 2,130 sq.ft home on 1/4 acre Upper floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath Separate ground floor apartment 1 bedroom, 1 bath Across the street from beach. Good income potential. Fully Furnished # AB86 NEW LISTING $750,000 The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 02/01/03 Bahama Palm Shores Elegant 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 2,000 sq.ft. home 1 bedroom, 1 bath detached cottage on double lot over 2/3 acre Near beach beautifully furnished ...................NEW LISTING .....# AB87 -$430,000 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 $ 998,235Elbow Cay Dorros Cove "Lady Bug Loft" 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,600 sq.ft home on 1/2 Acre overlooking Tahiti Beach. Private boat slip. Superb views Fully Furnished...................................................# AB83 $840,000 Elbow Cay "Marnie's Creek" 1/2 acre hillside building sites, a private dock slip for each parcel fabulous Sea of Abaco views ...............................................................................................................................# AB5114 from:$ 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. Good elevations for spectacular views Dock. Fabulous beaches on sound and ocean.....................# AB5067$ 650,000 Green Turtle Cay -104' x 80' Building site..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................# 3619 $ 86,000 Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Area 1 Acre 140' x 300' Ocean Beach-front Building Site super views....................................................................................................................................................................... ..# AB5113 $ 275,000 Green Turtle Cay Splendid hill-top one acre buliding site. 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 1/2 baths 2,000 sq.ft. home 650 sq.ft. covered and open porches landscaped. Fully Furnished........................................................................................................# AB84 $ 340,000Man-O-War Cay "Outrageous" 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home. Furnished, Beach Access, Ocean View, Semi-Private Dock..........................................................................................................................................# 2899 $875,000 Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores "Pelican Point" 3 bedroom, 3 bath home 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment 2 Acres over 1,000' water-frontage private dock with boat lift Fabulous Views furnished...# AB67 $2,990,000 Marsh Harbour "Running Light" Commercial 100' prime Marsh Harbour waterfront 1/3 acre 2,600 sq.ft of Office or residential space in two buildings. Great parking Private Dock.......NEW PRICE... # AB42 $750,000 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Villa Douglas" 3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,650 sq.ft. Home, Covered Verandas, Garage Private Dock, Boat Lift Furnished.........................................# AB71 $1,500,000Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Casa Linda" 3 bedrooms 2 baths 1,487 sq.ft. Home Attached Garage Private Dock Fully Furnished.................................................................# AB49 $585,000Marsh Harbour Cove Estates "Laura's Hideaway" Duplex 100' x 100' lot 2 2 bedroon, 1 bath apartments plus efficiency great location and rental income furnished...................................................... # AB44 $ 228,000 Sand Banks Creek "Dannie's Den" 2 bedroom, 2 bath new home + 80' Waterfront Almost 1 1/2 wooded acres. Private Dock................................................................................................................................ # AB73 $395,000Sand Banks Creek One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90' of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of TreasureCay. Limited Number Available.................................................................................................# AB5069 from: $63,700South Abaco Old Kerr's 24.69 acres 327 ft. magnificent sandy beach-front. 1/2 hour from Marsh Harbour. Suitable for construction of cottages or small resort..............................................................................# AB5104 $222,000Tilloo Cay "Thompson Tract" 7 acres. sea-to-sea, good elevation for great Sea of Abaco and Ocean Views can be divided into 2 3.5 acre parcels...............................................................................................# AB5113 $965,000Treasure Cay "Honey's Home" 3 bedroom, 3 bath 1,600 sq.ft. home 2/3 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock with Boat Lift Great Canal and Sea of Abaco Views. Furnished.......................................# 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 "Ridge Runner" Great Guana Cay 2,160 sq.ft. home 1 1/3 Acres. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath second floor main living space 1 bedroom, 1 bath ground floor apartment Covered decks. Private Dock Fabulous Views Furnished # AB85 NEW LISTING $945,000 "Joe's Beach Cottage" Man-O-War CayNorthwestern Settlement Area 2,296 sq.ft home. 1 bedroom, 1 bath second floor living space. 2 bedroom, 1 Bath ground floor apartment. Good income producer Minute from ocean beach. Fully Furnished # AB61 NEW LISTING $410,000Derek 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 AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Monday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

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Page 32 The Abaconian February 1st, 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 Black Wood 4 Kids Apartment, one bedroom apt. $600/month or $100/night. Fully furnished. From airport first house on right. Call Gwendolyn Baillou at 365-0614 or 554-8424 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 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 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.com www.abacos.com rentals real estate activities information cost-effective-ads Tel: 321-254-4901 Fax: 321-242-1356Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale pools, docks, reunions, special occasions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways. 242-3660224 Fax: 242-366-0434 Little 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 3663515 or 850-230-8212 Leave message Marsh Harbour, one bedroom apt. fully furnished, central A/C, w/ dryer. $600 per month. Call 367-3190 Sweetings Tract 2 bed / 1 bath apt, furnished including water and gas. $1100 month. Call 3672660 Sweetings Village 1 bed/ 1 bath apt. $500 unfurnished, $600 furnnished. Call 367-3965 (H) 367-2042 (W). 359-6624 Cell 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 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 4775291. Serious inquires only, please PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALEElbow 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 Lubbers Quarters, two lots adjoining beach front w/ 130 dock & hill top 45 elevation, includes protected marina boat slip. Ph owner 367-5415 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 Treasure Cay Paradise Found luxury home right on your own beach. Search no more. Fantastic ocean views from every room. Gorgeous new tropical decor with all amenities included. Three bedrooms, three and one half baths plus three outdoor hot showers. Easily accommodates up to 14 people. Two car garages with apartment. Rooftop sunset deck and extra large decking area to the beach. Built-in propane stainless steel grilling area. Paved semi circular drive with lushly landscaped grounds and and accent light all around. Truly One in a Million. Offered at $1,995,000. Please contact Dr. William or Dana Domeyer at 561-7380996 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE Daily Schedule Lv Crown Haven7 am & 2:30 pmLv McLeans Town8:30 am & 4:30 pm$40 one way $80 round-trip Charters & Group Bookings available Abaco Ph: (242) 365-2356 Grand Bahamas Ph: (242) 353-3093Bus Service And Rental Cars Available at each terminalBeginning last month the Department of Environmental Health Services and the Royal Bahamas Police Force initiated a new surveillance program in New Providence to discourage indiscriminate dumping of garbage that results in pollution and the degradation of the environment, Mr. Ron Pinder, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Environmental Services, has announced. This new initiative of the ministry along with the Royal Bahamas Police Force will offer greater environmental protection, said Mr. Pinder. We are purposefully making members of the public aware of this new initiative because we seek the full cooperation of the general public in preserving the health of the environment in the best interests of public safety. The public, he added, is reminded that it an punishable offence to deposit or dispose of garbage and any other refuse material at any time other than at an appropriate, approved waste disposal facility. The indiscriminate dumping of garbage and solid waste material carries with it the penalty of up to $1,000 on conviction of a first offence or a nine-month prison term or both and up to $5,000 or one-year imprisonment for a second conviction. The government of The Bahamas has provided facilities for disposing of garbage and other solid wastes, as well as liquid wastes, in a safe and sanitary manner. Members of the public and in particular those persons who have demonstrated a propensity to dump liquid or solid waste indiscriminately are hereby warned to take notice that steps are now being taken to intensify enforcement of the law in this regard. Any person found engaging in illegal dumping activity will be prosecuted according to the law. We would prefer not to bring prosecution proceedings against anyone. But this new PLP administration remains committed to our responsibility to the Bahamian people. We are determined to carry out our mandate of improved environmental protection and quality enhancement. I am hopeful that we will get overwhelming public co-operation and support to environmental restoration, environmental maintenance and environmental protection, he added. Mr. Carlton Smith, Chief Health Inspector in the Department of Environmental Health Services, said the department and the Police Department are aware that during Christmastime there would be purchases of new furniture and appliances for the homes, and though they are intensifying the programme in January, they would be on the lookout for persons illegally dumping old refrigerators and other appliances. The position is that we will put this new initiative into effect by carrying out nighttime surveillance in a more formal sense, Mr. Smith said. The police and ourselves will be monitoring particular areas on a consistent basis on a more sustained basis. So we will be on the lookout for those persons who might be tempted at this yuletide season to get rid of school facility. The principals office is vacant and will be converted into a new police office in Crown Haven. During renovations to the office, the restroom will be restored for police and preschool use. Additionally, the vacant teachers duplex will be renovated for use by a Sargent and two constables who will be stationed in there. Renovations are expected to be complete for a formal opening in early February. Crown Haven is becoming an important access point for Abaco with the ferry service between there and McLeans Town on Grand Bahama, and it is felt that a police presence is needed. Besides the human traffic, there is an increase in vehicles on the roads in town. Residents frequently complain these vehicles zoom through town trying to meet the ferry schedule. While on Abaco Mrs. Pratt was taken on a quick drive into the Mud and Pigeon Peas to get a view of these two communities in the center of Marsh Harbour. PrattFrom Page 3Authorities Cracking Down on Garbage Dumpingsolid waste. But we encourage them not to do so. One of the things we would have done in the past, and we can stress it at this stage, is to encourage those persons who are purchasing furniture, appliances to consult with persons from whom they are purchasing to take the old ones at the same time and have them properly disposed of.

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February 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 33Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 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 Helping people find their Dream Spot since 1978. Beach Front, Hilltop, Acreage, Residential, Commercial & Investment Property. We also have rental property available.LOCATED ON STRATTON DRIVE IN MARSH HARBOUR P.O. BOX AB 20404 ABACO, BAHAMAS 242-367-2719 FAX 367-2359 Abaco Real Estate Agency Ltd Houses and Land For Sale or RentClassified Advertisements Sandra Evans, BRIMultiple-listing Broker sandra@abacor ealtor.comDavid CoteMultiple Listing Agent david@abacorealtor.com NEW LISTINGSSeaview Great Abaco Club. Master craftsman built home with designer furnishings. Boat slip, beach, tennis and health clubs. On site management & rental program. Awesome sea veiws. NEW PRICE : $525,000 Treasure Cay Highway One acre in commercial area. Backline on Cormorant Pond. Heavily trafficked area. Suitable for retail, food service, offices. All utilities available. $65,000 Bahama Coral Island. Build now or invest for the future. Two adjacent properties. $8,000 each Susans Cove, Guana Cay. Large hill top building sites. Shared protected harbour dockage. Unbelievable 360 views. Great neighbourhood. MUST SEE $90,000 each East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com Select Homes Affordable Properties Personal, Professional, Efficient Service LIGHTBOURN REALTYEach office is independently owned and operatedGreen Turtle Cay OfficeAgent: Chris Farrington P.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Office # 242-365-4695, Fax # 242-365-4697 Email: chris.f@batelnet.bs Website: www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com New! Luxurious Home 3 Bed/ 3 1/2 bath estate, swimming pool. Completely furnished. Turn key. Call for details. New! Beachfront 1/2 acre lot on the Atlantic Ocean. $210,000 New! Ocean View Two 1/3 acre lots with great views of the Sea. $85,000 Near Settlement 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 Hill top lots with good views of the harbour. Water front lots also available. Starting at $94,000 Steps away from beach Lot with foundation and 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. 1 acre 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 Treasure Cay Residential lot near Ocean Beach Boulevard. $25,000 Residential lot 75 x 181 near to beaches and public dock. $59,000 Waterfront Two one acre waterfront lots. One lot has 200 on the water, the other has 100 $50,000 Out Island Retreat Located on a peninsular with over 2,000 feet of waterfront, this one acre estate consists of five buildings with a total of three bedrooms, three baths, caretakers cottage a boat dock and ramp area, workshop and generator house. A truly private estate with great potential. Offered at $1.1 million Fourplex Recently constructed four unit complex on Coco Bay. Beautiful views and good rental returns. Great investment. Offered at $700,000 Manjack Cay Ten acres of elevated property with dock and over 300 feet on the Sea of Abaco. Borders a sandy beach. A must see. $300,000 Sea-to-Sea 2.68 acre with 150 on the Atlantic Ocean and 196 on Coco Bay. Property includes 50% ownership in a 100 dock already built. One of a kind property. Offered at $650,000 Hillside 1/3 acre lot with views of Coco Bay. Near to beach and docks. $55,000 Frank Lloyd Wright designed home on large waterfront lot. Four bedrooms, four bath, swimming pool and guest cottage. beautiful views, mature landscaped grounds. Offered at $650,000 Treasure Cay Airport 23 acres located 1 mile North of the Treasure Cay airport. Property runs from the S.C. Bootle Highway to Cocoa Plum Creek with over 1,000 feet on the water. Ideal for airport hotel or bonefish camp. Offered at $1 million. Near to Beaches Three bedroom two bath vacation house with docking facilities available. Fully furnished. Offered at 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 Your Ad Could Be Here Call 367-3202In addition to our friendly, experienced and professional services, we offer: Local knowledge Recommendations and/ or referrals to local builders & tradesmen Offices in Nassau which help expedite transactions Buyer & Seller consultations Appraisals & competitive market analysis. Referrals and co-broking with agents in all the Bahama Islands Locating and recommending an attorney to act on your behalfwww.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Green Turtle CayOcean Beach Lots (North End) 1+ acres with good elevation from $245,000 Coco Bay Lots 81 feet on beach from $170,000 Bita Bay Ocean Lot 8.26 acres from ocean to Inner White Sound, good elevation and protection from sea, spectacular views. $1.25 M. On the internet at www.bahamasinvest.com or call 365-4271 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

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Page 34 The Abaconian February 1st, 2003 MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR Great investment opportunity. 7 apartments comprising 6 units with 2 bed 1 bath, approx. 675 sq. ft. each and 1 bed 1 bath, approx. 575 sq. ft. All apartments are furnished and air-conditioned. Good monthly income. Nicely landscaped lot with mature trees. Well situated in a great location. $795,000. 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, 1530 sq. ft., 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. wwwwww wwwwww www .damianos.com .damianos.com .damianos.com .damianos.com .damianos.comREGATTAS OF ABACO 2ND FLOOR New, fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with pool, tennis court, fitness centre and beautiful beach. Asking $280,000. GROUND FLOOR 2 bedroom 2 bath, tile floors, central air, granite countertops, major appliances, covered patio and quality finishes. Price $199,900. 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. Also available ELEVATED WATERFRONT LOT 100 ft. on the sea. Prices 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 LOT sea to sea. 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 Canal front 85 x 135 lot. $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, large master bedroom, tiled floors, new kitchen, heated swimming pool, sundecks, central air, landscaping and 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 Large 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. ft., 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. 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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. UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters Summer Winds Summer Winds Summer Winds Summer Winds Summer WindsSee Page 3 for Featur See Page 3 for Featur See Page 3 for Featur See Page 3 for Featur See Page 3 for Featur ed Pred Pr ed Pred Pr ed Pr operoper operoper oper tiesties tiesties ties CONGRACONGRA CONGRACONGRA CONGRA TULTUL TULTUL TUL AA AA A TIONSTIONS TIONSTIONS TIONSOpal Dawkinson graduating from City College with a 4.0 G.P.A. and an Associate Degree in Broadcasting From her Mom, Gwendolyn Carey, Grandparents, Willamae & Benjamin Dawkins and the rest of the family. THANK YOUto all my valued customers I would like to thank you for helping me become Agent of the Year for 2002 at Family Gaurdian Insurance Co., Abaco Branch I look forward to your continued support in 2003 Sharon Rolle involved in an automobile accident on the Cherokee road with an American Bridge Company vehicle. Her vehicle being the smaller truck nearly turned over from the impact and when it finally stopped spinning, Wendy was thankful to have escaped any serious injury. But her truck received extensive damages and is a complete write-off. The accident occurred at the place in the road referred to as the S curves. The three passengers in the other truck were unhurt. However, their larger vehicle came away with hardly a scratch. We were told that when the police were summoned to report the accident, the caller was informed that the police Jeep was unavailble at that time. Do they only have one Jeep? SouthFrom Page 6 Davis is well known in the national sporting circles in the Bahamas and especially in Freeport. Prior to coming to Abaco, Mrs. Davis taught at Freeport Primary School for 12 years. She has a love of sports and a love for children, especially the younger junior school children. Mrs. Davis quickly formed a junior baseball team and track and field teams for both boys and girls. She spends her lunch hours practicing with the SchoolFrom Page 11 People in the News Realtor Joins Local FirmSandra Evans Real Estate Sales is pleased to announce the appointment of David J. Cote as its newest multi-listing agent. He joins the Sandra Evans Real Estate Sales after many successful years in business and education. He is a lector or St. Francis de Sales Church.Coop Member Attends SeminarThe Bahamas Cooperative League Limited held a training program in Nassau during January. Ms. Shirley Swain from the Abaco Agricultural Cooperative attended the workshop with a theme of Train the Trainer The sessions were conducted by Mr. Kenneth Harvey from Barbados from the Caribbean Development Bank. The program was for persons from the Public Treasure, the Bahamas Development Bank and ZNS.Abaco Musician New Releases CDDont Touch It! If You Cant Handle It! is the title of the newest CD that Stone McEwan has released. It is also the name of his second solo album, the first being Throw It Out The new album features a variety of musical styles including reggae and calypso. Some of the song titles are Shake It UP, Do Me, Stay with Me. The CD was already released in England. Mr. McEwan now makes his home in Central Abaco and is a regular entertainer at some of the restaurants and clubs in the area. He is encouraging Bahamians to support local entertainers. He would like to see more of the music on local radio station be of Bahamian artists. He lived in Nassau and Freeport before moving to Abaco. teams. No one is cut from the teams. Already the baseball team traveled to Freeport for some games and for exposure as Mrs. Davis puts it. She took some students to Treasure Cay to compete in the three-kilometer road race held there in October where her junior girls literally ran away with the prizes. The boys got some prizes, too. Mrs. Davis has brought greater dimension to sports at Abaco Central High School. Her husband, Lynden, helps to coach the Abaco Central High School Mighty Marlins basketball team. Report Card Day a Great Success Close to 98 percent of the parents of students at Abaco Central High School picked up their childrens report cards on National Report Card Day on January 10. The response by parents was fantastic.Off to Hugh Campbell Tour.The Abaco Central High School Mighty Marlins basketball team is headed for the Hugh Campbell Basketball Tournament in New Providence on February 25. The team is soliciting donations to defray the cost of the trip. Any person interested in making a donation can contact Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal of the school.

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February 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 35 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 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 16 aluminum boat 40 HP Yamaha, w/trailer. $2100 Call 367-3577 nights or 367-2011 19 Cobra, 135 HP Mariner, windshield, convertible top, 40 gal fiberglass tank. 33 Chris Craft, no engines, 12 v lights, 220 gal water, shower, head, lav, live aboard. Needs work. Asking $25,000 for both. Call after 6 p.m. 3596903 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 31 Sea Ray Amberjack, 1993, twin 454 Mercruiser gas, less than 600 hrs, excellent condition. At Treasure Cay Marina. 365-8204 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. 91 Subaru Loyale, 4 door, auto, A/C, low mileage, p/windows. Asking $3000 OBO 5-cubic foot freezer, front opening. $200 Call 365-8895 One used computer/printer and all accessories. $500. One computer desk $50. Ph. 367-2279 for info. 10 to 12 base light poles 10 to 30 in length. Interested persons call 367-4061 Live-in Maid Needed Lady in late 30s to late 40s to care for elderly lady and one child. Cook and do house work 6 days aa week. $500 per month. Police and health certificate needed. Please send personal information to Justin/Zoila, P.O. Box 178, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, or call 367-3248 7-9 a.m / 5-7 p.m. Need handy man for yard work in Treasure Cay. $120 week. Call 365-8496 Rock, Quarry and machinery Serious enquiries only. Call 367-2446 or 477-5230 John Deere AMT 626, Old, running, juryrigged. New muffler, fuel pump, fuel filter, rear bearings. $2200. Call Donna Kern 367-3986 VEHICLES FOR SALE EQUIPMENT FOR SALE MERCHANDISE FOR SALE BUSINESS FOR SALE 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 Tropical SouvenirsStraw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsDon MacKay Blvd. near Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Fynes Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay www.Fynes@msn.com Supply DepotHotel, Restaurant and Commercial SuppliesBlue WarehouseGovernment Subdivision Marsh HarbourPh/Fax 367-2128 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 Water Ways Boat RentalsRentals and Sales AgentsKey Largo Boats 16 to 25 Give it a try before you decide to buy Phone 242-365-6143 Man-O-War waterways@abacoinet.com HELP WANTED COMMERCIAL SERVICES COMMERCIAL SERVICES COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 367-2111 Have sciatica? TMJ? Lower back pain? Headaches? Get relief with muscular therapy. Call Karen Lane @ 367-5215 New Generation ConstructionSpeicializing in Private Home Construction, Renovations, Tile Cabinetry, Masonry, Paint, etc. Ph. 365-0614 375-3863 Black Wood James Baillou MERCHANDISE WANTEDWanted used solar equipment, panels, invertor. Call Gayle at 477-5406 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITYPrivate mortgage wanted, 7%, $300,000 with $50,000 deposit and title to land. Write P.O. Box AB 20196, Marsh Harbour NewsFrom Page 9 what is best for our community, I have learned how to separate myself from any partisan political views when it comes to performing local government duties. Sixth, you reportedly said, Take for example the Chief Councillor on Man-OWar Cay who happens to be the brother of the Member of Parliament for South Abaco and owns twelve or more docks on the only piece of available Crown Land on Man-OWar Cay with an extended approval to build additional docks as needed, On this one, you managed to get part of it right. I am Chief Councillor and I am the brother of the M P for South Abaco. Regarding my ownership of twelve or more docks with extended approval to build more. Well, Senator Key, I invite you to please come show me where I can find just one of these, much less twelve. I suspect that you are referring to our community docks on Crown Land bordering the creek. These have been built for the benefit of the Man-O-War community through private financing and fund raising. They are duly registered and licensed in the name of Man-O-War Local Government. They are assigned based upon the need of community residents on a first come, first serve basis. With regard to dock use, we are an equal opportunity community without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or political affiliation. Senator Key, it is unfortunate that you seem to have an agenda to discredit all that is good for a community if it does not support your political views. But, please Sir, before expounding upon volatile and controversial matters from that honorable place again, have a little dignity and get your facts straight. This behavior is a grave embarrassment, not to us for we know the facts, but to you and to your political party. You see, we expect better of you than to use that honorable place to falsely accuse members of the public. In conclusion, I would hope that you would be more guarded in what you would utter from that place and seek a more reliable source of information when it relates to the good people of Man-O-War and the persons they chose to represent them. I take the liberty of enclosing a written history of the Man-O-War garbage situation for your edification. I would be delighted to meet with you and discuss some of these issues so that you may have a better understanding of what are the actual facts relating to Local Government on Man-O-War. I await your reply. Thank you. Sincerely yours, Walter P. Sweeting

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