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April 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 11, NUMBER 8, APRIL 15th 2003 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction Fox Town Clinic Is OpenedMinister of Health, Dr. Marcus Bethel, Spoke on Plans for Abaco Channel Markers Are HazardsThe six pairs of channel markers designating the channel into the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour are without lights or reflectors. This poses a potential hazard to all boaters who cruise at night. At this time goverment has no plan for installing lights. Already three of the substantial pilings have already been destroyed. The markers are 15 feet off the channel on each side but the depths of water where they are located is sufficient for smaller boats to navigate. Local health-care professionals and Little Abaco residents attended the opening of the Fox Town Community Health Centre in Fox Town on March 27. Attending the ceremony to officially open the centre was Senator the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health and Environmental Services. The clinic, which was constructed in 1998, replaces the original Community Health Centre, which was more than 50 years old. It serves the residents of six communities of Little Abaco, Crown Haven, Fox Town, Mount Hope, Wood Cay and Cedar Harbour. Dr. Bethel encouraged the audience to use the clinic before they got sick. He urged parents to get all the necessary shots for their children. He mentioned that several health problems which plague Bahamians such as diabetes and asthma are due to life style and are preventable. He would like them to use the clinic for preventing illness. The clinic will be available for emergency services although it is primarily a health care facility. During the program students of the Fox Town Primary School and the band from Abaco Central High School entertained the crowd with musical selections. As part of the ceremony Ms. Jerolene Helena Russell, the oldest person in the community, was asked to cut the ribbon Please see Clinic Page 3 Sen. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health and Environmental Services, officially opened the Fox Town Clinic on March 27. Although the clinic has been in use for the past four years, it has undergone extensive renovations due to damage from Hurrican e Floyd. Dr. Bethel is shown here talking to the press about his plans for Abaco.Artists Create for Town BenefitRestored House in GTC Is OpenedArt Watch in Hope Town gave an opportunity for the public to watch artists create and later were allowed to bid for the art work at an auction. The money raised is for the renovation of the Mission House for youth activities. Captain Roland Roberts house, built in 1840, has been lovingly renovated, maintaining the same materials, style and look. This Green Turtle House now belongs to the Architecture Preservation Foundation which will maintain it for educational purposes. Shown above is Mr. George Mackey, Director of the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation, who was the keynote speaker at the official opening on March 29.

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Page 2 The Abaconian April 15th, 2003 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour At Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2278snappas@msn.com Open 11 am until. . 7 days a week Happy Hour Daily 5 7:30World Famous Grilled Food & CocktailsWild Wednesday Happy Hour 5 11 Major Credit Cards acceptedBy Carol Phelps The last weekend of March was blessed with perfect weather for the First Annual Great Abaco Whale Fest to benefit the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey headquartered at Sandy Point. The fund raiser began on Friday night in Marsh Harbour at Sapodillys with live music by the Graham Holden Deal and Abacos Stone McEwan. Saturday morning youngsters and adults took part in the 5k and 2.5k Whale Walk/ Run held at Sandy Point. Prizes were awarded to the top three finishers in each category and all participants received certificates. Following the races, food was provided by the Sandy Point PTA as well as music and games for the children. At 2 p.m. the BMMS held open house with video displays and other presentations. At night there was another musical jam back in Marsh Harbour at Sapodillys. Sunday morning brought a day of adventure when a four-hour wild dolphin tour with BMMSs director Diane Claridge and her team of researchers. The boat departed from Hope Town and picked up more passengers in Marsh Harbour. All eyes were on the water, especially those who adopted a dolphin, hoping to see their favorite mammal. Two hours into the tour a pod of dolphins was found playing and feeding in the waters around Tilloo Cay, thanks to a tip by the captain of another boat in the area. On the return trip researcher Tim Hickmott gathered the youngsters around him on the top deck of the boat and held a question and answer period, rewarding right answers with cupcakes. The BMMS has been studying dolphins in Abaco waters for over ten years and monitors the condition of the marine environment by monitoring the status of dolphins. BMMS works hand-in-hand with Friends of the Environment (Friends) who will award an annual field grant to BMMS to support year round vessel surveys in the Sea of Abaco to ensure the study of the lo-Week End Fun Raises Funds for BMMSBahamas Marine Mammal Survey Benefitted fromActivitiescal dolphin population continues. One of the ways to help with funding is the Abaco Adopt-a-Dolphin program. For more information on the program contact BMMS at 242-366-4155, Friends at 3675822 or email:bmms@oii.net. The Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey week end of activities included 2.5 K and 5 K races in Sandy Point on March 29. These races were great fun and included young people and adults from several town on Abaco. The BMMS headquarters in Sandy Point held an Open House that afternoon displaying interesting artifacts, had presentations gave informal talks and showed video tapes of marine mammals. Shown above is the start of one of the 2.5 K races for children. It Pays to Advertise Barefoot EleganceABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INNAppetizerAppetizer AppetizerAppetizer Appetizer SoupSoup SoupSoup Soup SaladSalad SaladSalad Salad EntreesEntrees EntreesEntrees EntreesLocated 21/2 miles south of Hope TownEaster Dinner April 20thTel: (242) 366-0133 Fax: (242) 366-0113Website: www.abacoinn.com Email: info@abacoinn.com For information or reservations call us by Telephone or by VHF Ch. 16Stone Crabs with Lemon Butter $20 Black Bean Soup Mixed Green Salad Chicken Marsala Grilled Grouper with Lobster Sauce Filet Mignon with Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi $35 per Person PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSNURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Plants Gift Items Silk Flowers MON FRI 9 5 SAT 9 2 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh Harbour Baskets Pet Supplies Fish Garden Tools Fertilizers Soils & Mulch Brighten your home with our long lasting orchid flowers

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April 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 3 Witch Point 55 acresVicinity of Marsh Harbour. 250 ft. of nice beach. Elevations up to 40 ft. Great view of Lubbers Quarters. Good development potential $25,000 per acreSchooner Bay Beach 1 acre tractsOne of Abacos finest beaches, located at Schooner Bay, 26 miles south of Marsh Harbour. Beach frontage with elevations of 60 ft. available. Electrical service available soon. 1 acre tracts inland with access to beach close by. $60,000 per acreRed Bay (Inland) 105 acresOnly 12 miles north of Marsh Harbour, located on a secondary road, with a Cul-de-Sac. Property has thick pine tree forest and elevations. Unique opportunity to acquire a large tract of land. $16, 000 per acreOpen to joint ventures. Other Properties Available. Phone: (242) 324-1476 Fax: (242) 324-2902Anco Lands Ltd.www.ancolands.com officially opening the clinic. After the ceremony Staff Nurse Yetunde Omotosho, R.N., escorted Dr. Marcus Bethel on a tour of the clinic along with the delegation of governmental officials. Nurse Omotosho is in charge of the clinic and is also a midwife. Dr. Francis Biney, the medical officer in charge of North Abaco and stationed in Coopers Town, was also present. Although the clinic was completed in 1998, it was damaged by Hurricane Floyd. It has recently undergone renovations which required six months of work. Today it is a beautiful, well equipped clinic that all the residents of North Abaco can be proud of. Minister Bethel told the press of various projects his ministry has planned for Abaco, including a new facility in Sandy Point, a mini-hospital for Marsh Harbour and land identified for a sanitary dumping site south of Marsh Harbour. The plans are all part of an integrated programme to upgrade all of our facilities throughout the Bahama chain, Minister Bethel said. He felt that the clinic in Marsh Harbour was too small to serve the community adequately. He assured those present that a sanitary waste disposal facility would be under construction by the end of this year. It will be on Crown Land south of Marsh Harbour and will be set up so that it will not contaminate the soil or water. Trash will compacted and covered. After the necessary surveying, putting the project out to tender and accepting bids, the actual work would take only three to four months. There will be a transfer station set up by Cedar Harbour for the Little Abaco refuse before being taken to the landfill near Marsh Harbour. The cays are heavily populated with no land availClinicFrom Page 1 Please see Clinic Page 34 Ms. Jerolene Helena Russell, the oldest resident of Fox Town was asked to cut the ribbon, officially opening the beautiful clinic there. Watching her is the Sen. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health and Environmental Services. Oldest Resident Cut the Ribbon Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsSea To Sea Estate Property Pristine North End Elbow Cay property comprised of over 5 tropical acres. Three Atlantic oceanfront lots with beautiful elevations, two Sea of Abaco lots, one with perfect island cottage (2 bed/1 bath) and deepwater dock. Mature, lush, foliage and citrus throughout, beach access and 12 foot right of way to dock with individual slips for each homesite. This Property is Shown by Appointment Only and is Offered Exclusively byChris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsLocated at One Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Contact Chris Thompson or Greg Roberts(242) 366-0216 phone (242) 366-0223 faxVisit our website for additional listings at www.elbow-cay.com

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Page 4 The Abaconian April 15th, 2003Guana CayNew Fire Truck ArrivesBy Troy D. Albury, Fire Chief Guana Cay purchased a fire truck in Montana and the firefighters who sold us the truck were here the last week in March to train us in the use of the truck. We had two class sessions and have had two live fires to practice on last night and the night before. We are an all volunteer department and all of our funding is through private donations and community fund raising events. The head of the department is Troy D. Albury and we have 10 members made up of locals and second home owners, some of whom have had previous firefighting experience. We will be having bi-monthly drills and meetings to keep our skills current. Calls will be handled by VHF 16 Guana Fire and Rescue but we hope eventually to get a phone line when we build a new shed for the truck The truck is a 1999 full size Chevy pickup with a 9 horse power fire pump and a 250 gallon tank and hose reel. The truck is set up to dispense foam as well as water because water is sometimes a problem on the cays. Although the foam is more expensive, it is a better fire suppressant than water alone. Two other pumps are also available to pump from outside water sources to the truck. We would like to thank United Abaco Shipping for not charging us for shipping from Palm Beach to Marsh Harbour, Guana Freight for bringing the truck to Guana Cay from Marsh Harbour without charge, Trinity Customs Brokerage for not charging for their brokerage service, Administrator Alexander Williams and MP Robert Sweeting for getting duty free status, Tami Siewruk, a second homeowner who spearheaded fund raising activities, and all those who contributed monetarily to the fund. Thanks so much.Association Is ActiveCommunity Association Is Active The Guana Cay Community Association was set up three years ago. The objectives of the Association are to encourage community involvement in the cleanliness and beautification of Great Guana Cay. The Association has full transparency, and an exacting bi-annual report will be produced by Diana Fletcher, a chartered accountant.Current ProjectsThe Association is right now working on a number of infra structural projects that need to be accomplished before we can get to beautification. Our past president, Troy Albury, spearheaded and saw to successful completion the creation of a new parking lot at the foot of the government dock. Our priority at this point is to have the government dock replaced, as it is in very bad condition. Mr. John Schaeffer, the chief engineer of the Ministry of Works on Abaco, has put into the Hope Town District Councils capital budget the requirements necessary to complete this urgent project. The Association has put together a plan for urgent requirements of the Guana Cay Cemetery. Guana Cays elected representative to the Council, Mr. Glenn Laing, is working with central government for a new clinic for the island. The Association has put together an opinion poll for residents and homeowners of Guana Cay to let their voice be heard on several issues. The issues concern traffic patterns and other community concerns.Surfers Get SupportThe Association donated $200 for Guana Cay surfers to participate in an international surfing contest in Melbourne, FloridaBeautification IdeasThe Association is suggesting several ideas including shade trees and benches at the waiting area by government/ferry dock, lattice and planter boxes to beautify the new parking lot and a new thatch roof for the viewing deck opposite the old Tommys T-shirt shop and chairs and a table to encourage visitors to sit and look out over harbour. Other ideas include flowering trees for the waterfront of the settlement, perhaps eventually carriage lamps to light Front Street and a viewing deck out west at the top of the hill overlooking Guana Seaside Resort, the Sea of Abaco and the ocean (what a view!).Our Exciting NewsOn May 24th the Association will hold the first Guana Cay Fishing Challenge and Cookout to raise funds for these projects. Fishermen and women of Abaco, come and get a trophy, the fun, the food, the games, News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 5 Great Guana Cay is proud of its newly acquired fire truck. It is a pick up truck equipped with a 250-gallon water tank, several pumps, hoses and a variety of fire fighting equipment. The fire department, under the leadership of Fire Chief Troy Albury, is a 10member volunteer group which has drills twice monthly to maintain their skills. The fire truck came from Montana and some of the fire crew from there visited Guana Cay to train the Guana team on the equipment. 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April 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 5and join us in a day of challenge and skill! A beautiful trophy will be presented to the winner with a magnificent replica to take home. Bring the children, your laughter and your skill to see if Guana Cay, Green Turtle, Man-O-War, Cherokee, North Abaco or South Abaco has the best fishermen/women! The entry fee will be $50 per person or $75 per boat which will entitle you to participate in the tournament. Entry also gives one cookout ticket and one free first Guana Cay Fishing Challenge and Cookout T-shirt. There will be an awesome barbecue under the Fig Tree, music, games and FUN! Come and join us for this wonderful opportunity to bring our communities together.Hope TownArt WatchBy Jennifer Hudson On March 22nd Priscilla Menzies lawn in Hope Town became a hub of activity as artists proudly showed off their talents to the delight of many visitors who went to watch and learn. At 4:30 p.m. an auction of artwork was scheduled and High Tea was available throughout the afternoon. The purpose of Art Watch was to raise funds to assist in the refurbishment of the Mission House which will provide an updated facility for Hope Town youth activities and youth leaders. The Mission House is owned by the Methodist Conference and all proceeds from Art Watch will be used for on-going efforts related to guidance and leadership for the youth of the community. Art Watch was the brainchild of the very hardworking Dottie Shrier, who was ably assisted by her committee consisting of her husband, Joe, Gerri and Skip Smith, Jill Pruitt and Vernon Malone. When the gates opened at 3 p.m., it was as if one was suddenly transported into the wonderful world of Oz except that instead of a yellow brick road there were large yellow footprints leading in all directions. At the end of each set of footprints was an artist busily at work. Before one was allowed to enter the yellow footprint pathway, however, Dottie was there to welcome and persuade each visitor that they themselves were indeed an artist that day and encouraged them to put a few brush strokes on a large four foot square canvas. This community effort turned out amazingly well and by the end of the afternoon was an interesting study of sea, sky, rainbows and boats. In all there were eleven artists: Bill County, Ray Heimbecker, Steve Best, Ann Corbitt, Sean Mc Namara, David Webb, Fay Mack, Jane Werner, Sally Goodrich, Bridgette BowyerCarey and Joette McCully, whose works were very varied and interesting. Ann Corbett, who is actually a serious landscape artist, was having a more relaxing afternoon helping to raise funds by inviting people to allow her to do one of her quick sketches of them. If she could not create a true likeness of them in ten minutes, they were offered their money back. I am sure no refunds needed to be made as not only was it for an worthy cause, Ann is also an excellent artist. Steve Best was painting a delightful watercolour of the Hope Town beach and was kept company all afternoon by his faithful dog, Sparkle, who was actually added to the picture as the final touch. Sparkles sister, Soleil, is the published author who writes books about Hope Town through the More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 4 Please see Cays Page 20 The Art Watch held in Hope Town was raising funds for renovating the Mission House. Artist were actively creating art which was auctioned off at the end of the afternoon. Every guest who attended became an artist for the day by contributing several brush strokes to the canvas above. The completed picture turned out to be an interesting shore scene. A wide variety of art was produced at the Art Watch held at Priscilla Menzies home on the ocean in Hope Town. The artists found the setting to be artistically stimulating, and the audience could watch as they brought their work into being. Serving DailyBreakfast, Lunch & Dinnerin the Abaco Beach ResortTel: 367-2158 for Dinner ReservationsAbaco Beach Resort&Boat Harbour MarinaIts Finally BackSunday Brunch ExtravaganzaServing Prime Ribs & All Your FavoritesUnlimited Mimosas & Free SodaJ 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 PM$25 per person Reservations recommended

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Page 6 The Abaconian April 15th, 2003 China, Crystal, Jewelery, Watches & Resort WearFor every budgetIn Marsh Harbour beside the Boat Harbour entrance Monday Saturday 9 am 5:30 pm call 367-3191LenoxLenox LenoxLenox Lenox ChinaChina ChinaChina China PerfumePerfume PerfumePerfume Perfume OmegaOmega OmegaOmega Omega WW WW W aa aa a tchestches tchestches tches LladroLladro LladroLladro Lladro FigurFigur FigurFigur Figur inesines inesines ines JewellryJewellry JewellryJewellry Jewellry Volunteers Are NeededBy Isobel Sherman Students from the Central Abaco area schools are making good use of the Marsh Harbour Community Library which is open weekdays from 3:30 5:30. On most days many students are in the library doing research and homework. One Monday saw about 30 students using the library. Volunteers are needed at the Marsh Harbour Community Library to keep the library open. Most of the volunteers this year have been winter residents. Since many have already left or will be leaving within the next few weeks, Mrs. Yvonne Key is looking for more volunteers. If you can volunteer, please call Mrs. Key at 367-2243. Central Abaco NewsVisitor Numbers Are EncouragingBy Isobel Sherman The air arrivals of visitors for the month of March have been very good. Unconfirmed sources say that on March 22, 200 persons came on the various flights from the United Sates. Even Bahamasair had 48 persons who were visitors. The airport was crammed to capacity with visitors. Apparently Abaco is close enough to the United States for people to be comfortable traveling to and enjoy our sun, sand, sea and warm hospitality. According to Cindy Hayworth of the Great Abaco Club, the war in Iraq has had little effect on rental bookings for the houses at Great Abaco Club. Ms. Hayworth said that bookings are up for the spring and summer and registrations for the upcoming fishing tournaments are going at a good rate.Annual Dog Show Is PlannedBy Portia Jonsson Pets R People Too will be staging its Third Annual Dog Show in May. The show is sponsored by Pedigree dog food and will be open to all breeds of dogs. Judging will be on behaviour and appearance. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded to the winners and participants. For more information please contact Tracey or Annie at Pets R People Too at 367-5738. British American Insurance Company representatives were on Abaco on March 29 and made two presentations to interested persons. Shown above are, left to right, Ms. Cecilia Fox, and Mr. Chester Cooper, Vice President of Financial Services and Investments. The topic of their workshops was Saving for the Future They emphasized the need to save regularly and to invest wisely They explained several long term financial strategies including annuities. These annuities can be used for future education or retirement. The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club celebrated the installation of a floating dinghy dock at the Union Jack dock in Marsh Harbour on April 1. The dock was rebuilt after Hurricane Floyd in a manner that is suitable for large boats but is not convenient for dinghies. Thirteen members of the Club constructed the floating dock under the direction of John Mitchell and then installed it. Shown above are, left to right, Commodore of the Club, Mr. Don Van Beck, Ms. Wynsome Ferguson of the Ministry of Tourism, Mr. Dale Hill representing the Port Board of Central Abaco, Mr. Don Cornish, Manager of the Ministry of Tourism Abaco office, and Mr. John Mitchell, Vice Commodore. This is the third floating dinghy dock that the Club has constructed since Hurricane Floyd. The other two are at Longs Landing and Marsh Harbour Marina. Please see Central Page 7

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April 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 7 Chief Councillor ResignsBy Isobel Sherman Citing that he does not have the time for the amount of commitment involved, Mr. Mike Malone tendered his resignation as Chief Councillor for the Central Abaco District. Mr. Malone will remain on the Council as a member for the Marsh Harbour Town Committee. Until a new chief Councillor is selected, Mr. Cuebell Star Davis, Deputy Chief Councillor, will act as Chief Councillor.Committee MeetsBy Isobel Sherman The Central Abaco Disaster Preparedness Committee held a workshop on March 31. In attendance were the Administrators, government department heads, Central Abaco Council members and representative from CentralFrom Page 6 the Red Cross. Getting ready for the upcoming hurricane season was high on the agenda.Gardeners Eden ClosesBy Portia Jonsson At the end of April Gardeners Eden will be closing its doors. Not to worry, all is not lost because a new and exciting store, Island Petals, will be opening in the shop in Royal Harbour Village located between the Sand Dollar Shop and Java Coffee Shop. It will be open and ready for your Mothers Day gift and flower orders. The phone number will remain the same, 367-2260. The American Bridge Company has been constructing a series of drainage ditches in the area behind the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour. These ditches are designed to carry away large quantities of rain water such as we would experience during a hurricane. Shown above is one of those ditches. An immigrant house was constructed on government Crown Land adjacent to the new road. More Central Abaco News AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays 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. 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 TT TT T el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 F F F F F ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: harbourviewhaven@abacoinet.com www.guanacayvillas .com Rental CottagesAll units centrally air-conditioned Satellite TV, Radio / CD / Tape player Two bedrooms, queen beds, 1 bath, full kitchen, living room Dining area seats 6, Bahama room with queen futon One bedroom, one bath apartment overlooking the harbour Outside BBQ grill Enjoy your own private gazebo and garden Harbour View HavenLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Store Hours: 9am to 5pm Ph: (242) 365-5006 365-5002 365-5028 (office) 365-5083 (fax) Wines, Spirits & Beers Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure Cay Open Monday Saturday 9 am 6 pmPh: 367-2180 Fax: 367-5241 A premium Belgium lager beerEaster Special SALEApril 12 April 19, 2003Buy 2 Get 1 freeon all wines, champagnes & Sparkling Wines Cash & Credit Card Only Major credit cards acceptedA premium lite beer

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Page 8 The Abaconian April 15th, 2003 The Editor Says . Local Government in Crisis? All About TownThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Troy Albury, Hugh Cottis, Linda Henson, Leslie Kennedy, Carol Phelps, Lee Pinder, Salli Ann Schiffnacher 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 . .Prosperity FallsDavid RalphBy Isobel ShermanEasterOnce again we are entering what Christians believe is the most holy of days Easter. For many, starting from Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday much time will be spent in church. It is a time for reflection but it is also a time for hope. It is a time Christians realize more than ever that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again for eternity. Because He did that for us, we can also experience eternal life. It is a time for renewal and commitment. May this Easter season bring you much joy, happiness and contentment.SpringIn the Bahamas we do not really experience the season of spring. Ask our visors from the North and they will tell you that in spring the trees bud, the flowers bloom and nature takes on beautiful colours. The weather starts to get warm and the rain begins. Spring is a beautiful season to experience just as summer, fall and winter are if you live in a place that has all four of the seasons. For those who may not know spring began on March 21 and will end when summer officially begins on June 21. Happy Spring!Young Males Are in DangerAccording to a spokesperson at the Ministry of Health there is concern over young Bahamian males being in danger. The danger is drugs and the Ministry feels that young Bahamian males are susceptible to becoming involved with drugs and thus endangering not only their health but their future as well. There is a need for positive programmes to help young men keep their self-esteem and find healthy outlets for their energy. There is also a need to find a way to instil in these young men the importance of a good education and to excel in school. By S. Timothy Roberts Once upon a time there was a lowly countryman who had a stable full of the most beautiful horses to be seen for miles around. They were his pride and joy, and he spent much time feeding, petting and caring for them. Over time people took notice of his beautiful horses and pretty soon they came from all over the country just to see his horses. This pleased the man greatly and he began to teach his horses tricks and gallant gallops to please the crowds. He even got the idea to charge a small fee for visitors to view his beloved horses. People didnt mind the fee because they were so delighted with the horses and their performances that they felt it worth the money. After time more and more people showed up to view these splendid creatures as word spread throughout the country. Of course, this made the man exceedingly happy as he collected more and more money. So, as time passed and this lowly countryman gained much wealth from his horses, slowly and certainly he became more and more consumed with the amount of money he was collecting and began paying much less attention to the horses his pride and joy. After more time passed and less care given to the horses that were now, though still beautiful, looking rather ragged and unkempt, people began complaining of the quality of the horses. And as still more time passed the horses even began to act unruly and sometimes stayed out of sight and did nothing. The man was so busy collecting and counting the money that he did not notice this for quite some time. When business slowed down, he even tried blaming the economy and did not see what was plainly the problem. Finally, one day by way of a chance piece of gossip he heard that there were other fields of beautiful horses that were getting many visitors, and he began to wonder. It was at this point, when his prosperity was all but gone, that he realized the extremely poor state of his horses which once were his pride and joy. It was too late for all but two of his horses, for due to his lack of care the rest had contacted a disease that made them lame. After gathering his wits, he began the long task of breeding and caring for his horses to bring them back to what they once were. This is a simple story with a simple message. It is one that affects each Bahamian individually very deeply. It is a story of the tourist product of The Bahamas. After growing our tourism industry from Local government in Central Abaco is experiencing stagnation in several areas. Many of the Statutory Boards are not functioning due to members not attending meetings. Town business is not being conducted and those members who do show up are inconvenienced and return home without accomplishing anything for their communities. Road Traffic is an island-wide committee with members from South, Central and North Abaco. When they fail to meet a quorum, those members from the North and South have an hours ride home for their futile effort. Road Traffics record at holding meetings has been dismal with most of the absent members from nearby Central Abaco. Tourism is Abacos main economic engine, yet the Tourism Board has been able to meet only once since last July. The Tourism Chairman resigned and the Tourism Board is non-functional with inactive members. Although tourism is our lifeblood, this Board operates without a budget and only makes recommendations to Council. To further frustrate Board members, Council has no funds to spend on worthy recommendations. Hotel Licensing for Central Abaco has frustrated its chairman who has resigned, having better things to do than attend nonfunctional meetings. A similar situation exists at Licensing where the Chairman resigned for similar reasons. Many meetings were attempted but could not be conducted due to members not attending to form a quorum. Town Planning and Licensing have met recently with their Deputy Chairmen conducting the meeting and three additional members present. With the non-voting chairmen this comprises the quorum, leaving all decisions to three voting members. In many cases licenses are being granted or construction projects are being approved with no one in the affected township commenting on the appropriateness of the application in the affected area. Appointments to these Boards are made by Council with membership sought from the various towns for fairness and diversity. Unfortunately, political affiliation is often more important than community interest or knowledge of the Boards business. Hopefully, Council members will meet and bring forth dedicated community members willing to serve on the various boards. It may be drudgery to meet once a month for an hour or two but it is the business of the towns that is conducted and it must be done. The Chief Councillor for Central Abaco recently resigned his position, citing time demands among many reasons for his decision. The time required of the Chief Councillor for Central Abaco and for the Hope Town District is substantial and few employed persons can devote the necessary time to the job. Dundas Town is experiencing a leadership problem between the Committee members and the Committee Chairman. A majority has asked for his removal as Chairman but he is not willing to give up the position. Town business has been at a standstill due to meeting boycotts and the inability to conduct organized meetings since November. Local government is part of a democratic government. It is in effect in democratic countries around the world. A democracy allows the people to rule themselves. However, there are always problems to be overcomeas is the case wherever people work together. Other countries which have had local government for centuries are still facing problems and are still making legislative changes to the process. We feel the system has worked very well here considering the fact that all those elected and appointed were new to the entire processfrom budgets to protocol to rules of procedure. We have seen members change dramatically over the course of their terms, from being disruptive and demanding to calm and willing to listen to others opinions. They have learned protocol and have developed knowledge of how the process works. Many have been disappointed that more has not been accomplished. However, that will take time. Babies learn to crawl before they walk., then it is a while before they run. The same is true with the development of local government participants. In time the system will allow development of leadership qualities which will be beneficial to the community. Government is best when closest to the people. Suggestions for Local Government More autonomy for towns would probably help. If the Town Committees had more authority concerning their own Town Planning, Licensing and other statutory areas there would be more interest in seeing that this work got done. At the moment, the affairs of one town can be over-ridden by a majority of Board members from other towns. In the case of Marsh Harbour, this has led to much of their frustrations. More township autonomy was a campaign issue espoused by the present government. This could be acomplished in reality now under the existing Local Government Act if the Board members would accept the wishes of each town. But it seems that some Board members would rather exercise their voting power and not accommodate a neighboring towns preferences. Contracts will soon be reviewed and tenders issued for town maintenance. Contracts typically expire on June 30 at the conclusion of the fiscal year. This leaves an awkward interval in election years where services must continue but new Councils have not formed or awarded contracts. A simple remedy is for the Council to issue contracts to expire either July 31 or August 31. This would allow the new Councils time to form and renew the contracts as appropriate while allowing the essential services to continue interrupted. It is interesting that those providing the services are usually asked to continue without benefit of a contract during this transition period. This is to their advantage when they are awarded the new contract but serves little purpose when they help the Council out by providing the service, then are dismissed due to another party being given the job. Attempted board meetings should be recorded with members absent noted. After a few meetings regular absences would be easy to note and replacements could be considered. There is no reason to perpetuate failure. Open or public town meetings have been few in Central Abaco. Those attempted have usually been poorly attended. Public involvement might be served by allowing the public to address Council or Town Committee meetings by prior request and with a time limit given for their stated presentation. Three minutes is allowed by the City of Miami. Requiring a 24 hour (or more) notice stops spur-of-the-moment interruptions but allows persons with a genuine interest to comment. Their presentations could be at the beginning of the meeting allowing them to leave and the regular meeting to continue. Town Planning has historically shown little interest or inclination to get involved in long range issues confronting the townships. Perhaps the townships should handle their own building permit applications while letting Council form a committee for the larger issues involving the growth of the area. Ths would require changes to the Local Government Act by Parliament. Please see Roberts Page 34

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April 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 98 Thanks to an Honest ManDear Editor, I would like you to print a thank you letter to a very honest man. His name is Everette Weatherford of Cherokee Sound. One of my dogs went missing for over two weeks. Mr. Weatherford found him and took care of him and returned him to me when my neighbour saw him with the dog and told him it was my pet. Mr. Weatherford immediately brought him to Marsh Harbour and returned my pet to me. I am very happy to have my pet back. Thank you very much, Mr. Everette Weatherford. Alexander Wilmore Grande 7, Forest Heights AcademyOne Satisfied Second Home OwnerDear Editor Over the past 10 years I have been a second home owner (foreigner with a home) on Green Turtle Cay. During this time we have heard numerous stories from unsatisfied second home owners who have had bad experiences with local contractors or tradesmen such as plumbers, electricians and builders. The old story that bad news travels fast and good news is seldom heard is unfortunately true in most of these cases, which brings me to the purpose of this letter. Recently, my wife and I purchased a derelict house on Green Turtle Cay and commenced to renovate it as our primary dwelling. With a great deal of trepidation we started work in early November 2002 with the assistance of Leonard Lowe (Tropic Isle Construction) of Green Turtle Cay. With Leonards honest approach to his business and with his sincere efforts, we were able to complete our project in just 13 weeks to our total satisfaction. The house we purchased was once called the Prison House due to its rundown and bleak appearance. Now I believe it is a thing of beauty that has not only improved our investment but has also enhanced the value and appearance of the general area around the property. I would like to publicly thank Leonard and his crew for their assistance and for making this second homeowner totally satisfied and one with only good stories to tell. Doug and Lee PolandNeed to BeautifyDear Editor, In this economy we witness how important tourism is. Jobs are at stake and therefore families are at stake. Do we want our young people to keep leaving, looking for greener pastures? We need to give them a Brand PartsHardware & Fastenersfor Homeowners and ContractorsPlumbing Supplies Water HeatersYour largest choice of economical Gas AppliancesAt the traffic light in Marsh Harbour PaintsLetters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editorfuture in their own economy! If tourism dollars are to flow from the marina district in Marsh Harbour into town, we need to make a channel for those dollars to flow. That channel is trees and sidewalks. Business on the main streets should not be allowed to store old rusty containers and trucks and steel on this thoroughfare. I suggest a Womens Committee of smart business owners with an edict from the Administrators office. All business owners should contribute to a beautification fund that is overseen by a chartered accountant to raise money to build sidewalks and plant shade trees. We all drive around in air conditioned cars. Can you imagine what its like for tourists to walk from the marinas into town during the season when its 80-90 degrees? We have a friend whos cruising in Exuma. He says Exuma and the cays are FILLED with big boats that leave there (and arrive there) through Nassau from the States. We need to get pretty and tourist friendly, both for our economy and for our future. Is there not someone out there who lives in Marsh Harbour who can head this committee and get this job done? I suggest, seeing that the Chamber of Commerce represents businesses in Abaco, that you contact Anita at the Chamber if you are interested in getting this project together. Phone 367-5822. Come on, Abaco WE CAN DO THIS! Cheering for AbacoA Tribute to AbacoDear Editor, Recently my husband had a medical emergency while we were sailing from Hope Town to Marsh Harbour. The help and response we got verified that this is a great place to live. Nancy Russell at Port of Call Marina helped us into a slip, called the doctors office and drove us there immediately. She didnt waste a minute. Dr. Frank Boyce examined my husband quickly and made what turned out to be an accurate diagnosis. He pointed out that we needed further tests to be positive what it was not, and those could not be done in Marsh Harbour. He arranged transportation to Nassau and contacted the hospital there. Trauma One provided transportation to the airport and Cherokee Air made a quick, smooth trip. Within two hours from tying up at Port of Call Marina we were in Doctors Hospital in Nassau. The doctors there made many tests, confirmed Dr. Boyces diagnosis and provided excellent care. Without exception the people we encountered were competent, professional, courteous and very nice. As a winter resident, it is comforting to know that quality medical treatment is available in Marsh Harbour and in Nassau. And it was quick, simple and caring. We even got help with our dogs! The Bethels left Harbour View Grocery immediately and picked up our fur family and kept them until our return. Other Hope Town friends helped in ways too numerous to mention. The kindness we were shown was overwhelming. Our sincere thanks to all those who helped in our time of need. Weve always felt fortunate to spend time in the Bahamas, with wonderful people and lovely sights. Now we know we are safe as well. Sincerely, Kitty Clarke Abaco Tug & TransportTug & Barge Work Available for Charters Sand & Rock Deliveries Container & Building Material DeliveriesMarine Construction & DevelopmentBoulders Dock & Sea Wall Construction Hi Tide Boat Lifts Dredging Excavation Land Clearing Trenching Drilling BlastingOn the waterfront at the end of the Key Club Road P.O. Box AB20285, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 367-5205 / 367-5206 Fax 367-4018

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Page 10 The Abaconian April 15th, 2003ISLAND 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 Treasure CayConcert a Huge SuccessBy Salli Ann Schiffmacher It was a special musical evening in Treasure Cay on March 20. Presented as a fund raiser for the Treasure Cay Humane Society, Music for the Heart and Soul Broadway to Gospel was a delight for all who were lucky enough to attend. One hundred seventy tickets to the concert, which was held at the Community Center, were sold out in February, showing again that residents on Abaco want and appreciate cultural attractions. Known for their unique a capella harmony, the popular group, Jes Us from Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Adventist Church showed their versatility by combining their upbeat gospel music with selections from Broadway musicals such as Sound of Music, West Side Story and South Pacific The individual members, Gentry Morris, Basil Been, Anderson Alcime and Kevin Sterling, each sang two solo numbers during the concert, the most popular being Basils dep bass rendition of Ole Man River from Showboat. Ms. Viki Hart, the talented music teacher from Forest Heights Academy, accompanied the quartet on the keyboard and also sang such hits as Memory from Cats and Dont Cry for Me Argentina from Evita Mrs. Carol Hall, a part time resident of Treasure Cay, provided piano medleys for Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables The two-hour concert ended with Jes Us singing If We Ever Needed the Lord to which the audience enthusiastically clapped. Viki and Carol were then presented with the traditional bouquets. The audience showed their gratitude to the artists with a resounding applause and standing ovation. The concert was dedicated to Mr. Jerry Roberts, who started the Treasure Cay Humane Society and remains committed to its cause.Abaco Ceramics Celebrates 20 YearsBy Jennifer Hudson Twenty years ago on March 1 Karen McIntosh of Green Turtle Cay opened her Bahamian pottery company, Abaco Ceramics, in Treasure Cay and recently held a 20th Anniversary Open House at the studio. Most people are familiar with the attractive bold and colourful designs of the Abaco Ceramics pottery and now a new design has been added to the range. The new design consists of a very striking palm tree. It was first introduced in a deep green and then later also in royal blue. This line, which is available in a complete line of dinnerware and elegant table lamps, can be found at most of the stores which sell Abaco Ceramics. Other new additions are the mosaic tile trivets and wall hooks but the royal fish design is still one of the favourites with customers, says Karen. North Abaco NewsThe Treasure Cay residents were treated to a musical evening on March 20 with a concert by Marsh Harbour musicians. Pictured above are the members of the Jus Us singing male quartet along with two ladies who sang and played. They are, left to right, Kevin Sterling, Carol Hall, Anderson Alcime, Vike Hart, Basil Been and Gentry Morris. The Church of God Cathedral in Coopers Town is building a large new church on high ground behind the town. Their present church had a lot of water damage from Hurricane Floyd as the church is on low ground on the waterfront. This new church will have recreational and Sunday School facilities as well as offices in addition to the main sanctuary. The building will be an outstanding piece of architecture when completed. The church is under the leadership of Bishop Archilus Cooper. Please see North Page 11 bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICEICE ICEICE ICE RENTRENT RENTRENT RENT ALAL ALAL AL BIKESBIKES BIKESBIKES BIKES

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April 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 11 Ceramics has been a part of Karens life since the age of eight when she began creating pottery with the help of her mother. She continued studying ceramics in high school and then at university. Abaco Ceramics originally opened in a tiny building near the shopping center but a few years later moved to its present larger location next to St. Simons Anglican Church. North Abaco News NorthFrom Page 10 This is a display of the new line of ceramics being produced by Abaco Ceramics of Treasure Cay. The new design is in celebration of the companys 20th year of operation. The business is owned and operated by Karen McIntosh. All pottery is made right on the premises and Karen is assisted by her talented employees Yolanda Thurston and Inga Gardiner. Firstly, Yolanda and Inga pour and clean the greenware, then Karen draws her design on each piece which is then painted with coloured clays and finally baked and glazed. The completed pieces are sold at the studio and at many stores on Abaco and several other Bahamian Islands. Congratulations to Abaco Ceramics on their 20th anniversary and new designs. We look forward to many interesting additions in the years to come.Grand Cay Bahamahost Completes Another Abaco SessionThe Bahamahost program held its 20th Abaco Bahamahost Session on Walkers Cay for the employees of the Walkers Cay Resort and Marina. Twenty-seven persons graduated on March 23 at the Walkers Cay Resort. The session was held on March 10 22. Marilyn Johnson and Diane Black of the Industry Training Department conducted the sessions. Mr. John C. Stewart, retired Commissioner now living in Coopers Town, spends his days tending his fruit and vegetable gardens. His one and a half acre vegetable garden is located off the S.C. Bootle Highway at Bustics Bight whilst the fruit garden occupies a half acre of land in Coopers Town. Mr. Stewart grows sweet potatoes, watermelons, bananas, tomatoes, pigeon peas, cabbages, oranges and much more. Recently he grew an enormous 12-pound sweet potato and wanted to show it off. This is not the biggest sweet potato Mr. Stewart has grown. Last December, a 15-pound sweet potato was taken to Nassau and used to make bread. No plans have been made for this one yet. Mr. Stewart works as a Justice of the Peace in Coopers Town. Portia Jonsson The Health and Family Life Education Program is sponsored by the Department of Education and aims to reduce the number of teen pregnancies and the incidence of sexually transmitted infections among adolescents. The program focuses on adolescents and the individuals who influence them, for example parents, teachers, guidance counselors, peers, law officers, church and community. Mrs. Sandy Edwards, Health and Family Life Coordinator on Abaco, has worked with this program for the past two years and is hosting two Adolescent Health Education Training workshops. The first workshop for students was held on March 17th and 18th at the Learning Resource Centre and a one-day workshop for parents will be held on April 11th. The training is designed to give adolescents the answers to questions and concerns they may have and assist adults in providing the necessary skill adolescents need to make wise decisions. Topics that were discussed included Introduction to Human Sexuality, Understanding Yourself/Self Esteem, Making Responsible Choices About Sex, Life Skill for Adolescents, Communicating with Young People about Sexuality, Reproductive Anatomy, Puberty and Adolescent Development, Unintended Teen Pregnancy, Child Abuse/Violence, Sexually Transmitted Infections-AIDS/HIV. Adolescents and adults may feel free to call or visit the Learning Resource Centre for any questions or concerns you may have on any of the Adolescent Health Issues. You may request workshops for your groups or organizations. Telephone numbers are 3675393 and 367-5394.Health and Family Life Education Program Toner supplies available for MOST Hewlet Packard (HP) Laser Printer Cartridges: HP 5, 6, 1100, 3200, 4000, 4100, 4500, 5000, 8150 Servicing: Servicing: Servicing: Servicing: Servicing: Copystar Konica Kyocera/Mita Minolta Ricoh Sharp Xerox Copier & Laser Printer Copier & Laser Printer Copier & Laser Printer Copier & Laser Printer Copier & Laser Printer Toner Cartridge Refilling: Toner Cartridge Refilling: Toner Cartridge Refilling: Toner Cartridge Refilling: Toner Cartridge Refilling: Canon Hewlet Packard Lexmark Sharp Xerox 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

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Page 12 The Abaconian April 15th, 2003 CHEROKEE AIRCharter Service Flights to all points in the Bahamas and FloridaP.O. Box AB-20485 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas 242-367-2089 242-367-2613 242-367-2530Call us for ratesBahama Palm ShoresResidents Are OrganizingBahama Palm Shores has had a dedicated crew of volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the years to carry out maintenance projects in the development. On August 22, 2002, these volunteers and other homeowners joined together and legally registered Palm Shores Owners Association as an organization directed to coordinate and oversee the maintenance and improvement of the development as well as providing a forum for addressing concerns of the property owners. On March 5, 2003, the First Annual General Meeting was held at the home of Tracey and Wade Collins. The officers, who had been elected in March 2002, were unanimously reelected to serve another yearly term. The officers include President Sandra Albury, Vice-President David Nottage, Secretary Anita Knowles, Treasurer Leo Bethel and Directors Dale Blank, Bill Bruce and Lee Parks. Agenda items included a review of road work recently completed which involved cleaning the development, the main entrance roadway, the cleaning and grading of internal roadways, pothole repair on the main roads and discussion of the issue of major road repairs on a section of Ocean View Boulevard which was washed out during Hurricane Floyd and is beyond the financial resources of the Association. It was determined that officers of the Association would solicit help from the government to address this matter. Also addressed were issues involving unattended dogs that have threatened and/ or attacked residents and visitors as well as the illegal operation of motorized vehicles on the beach. Association members were encouraged to report any future violations involving these concerns directly to the police. Finally, the membership was encouraged to contact non-members who are property owners in Bahama Palm Shores to join the Association. Any person wishing to do so may contact any of the board members listed above. There are now 59 houses either completed or under construction in the subdivision with an average rate of about four houses being built per year. Electricity has been in place for three years and Batelco is currently installing telephone lines. Hopefully, Cable Bahamas will provide cable television in the near future. The Second Annual General Meeting is scheduled for March, 2004, and hopefully the Association will be able to welcome many new members. Bahama Palm Shores property owners recognize the beauty of the area and understand why people like to visit. We do request that consideration be used when visiting. To gain beach access please use the common area located at the end of the main entrance road and not enter through private property. Please do not light fires, please pick up your trash and please be considerate of the residents. For further information call President Sandra Albury at 367-3114, Secretary Anita Knowles at 367-5822 or Treasurer Leo Bethel at 477-5992.Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderCondolences To The FamilyFuneral services where family and friends said their final goodbyes were held on April 5 on Grand Bahama for Ann Denise Whan (Bethel), 38 years old, where she was residing at the time of her death. The only daughter of Bert and Sylvia Bethel, Denise came from Cherokee roots as both her parents were born here. Her family still keeps its second home in Cherokee and she grew up spending most summer vacations and many holidays enjoying the sun, sand and shallow waters around the Long Dock. Denise married Eddie Whan, Jr. of Freeport and together they had two sons, E. J. and Brandon (who died in infancy). Just like his mother, E. J. loves spending as much time in Cherokee as he can and is often here during time off from school. She is survived by her husband, Eddie, her son, E.J., her mother, Sylvia Bethel, her maternal grandmother, Elsi Pinder, and many other relatives and a host of good friends who loved her dearly and will surely miss her.I Wanted WingsCaptain Leonard Thompson, O.B.E. and past MP for Abaco, has donated a copy of his autobiography I Wanted Wings to our library. Cherokees library is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays South Abaco NewsLocated out over the water, the newly opened Sand Bar Restaurant and Bar outside Cherokee Sound is already proving to be a popular place to relax and be refreshed with food and drink. It is the only restaurant in Cherokee and offers a variety of dishes. It is owned by Mr. Rich Curry and is managed by Ms. Ellen Sawyer. It Pays to Advertise Please see South Page 13 Restaurant & Bar Bahamian & American Food Breakfast Traditional American & Bahamian foodLunch Daily Bahamian Specials Lunch specials served in ten minutes or lessDinner Enjoy a relaxing water front meal Located at the Conch Inn Resort & Marina Tel: (242) 367-4444Close convenient location Great food at low prices Just like it used to be! New ManagementBreakfast 7:30 am to 11 am Lunch 11:30 am to 3 pm Dinner 6 pm to 10 pmRepresenting 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 .. .. 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April 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 13 Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13 15 17 Now AvailableCall for information 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 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sundayfrom 3 until 4 p.m. You should come by and check it out. A well known and familiar figure all over Abaco, Captain Thompsons past is woven through much of our own history, as most Abaconians are. We are pleased that he choose to record his remembrances in this publication for future generations to read and feel that everyone will find experiences that they can relate, too. We understand that Captain Thompson is presently working on a series of short stories that tell about his growing up in Abaco and we wish to commend his children for urging him to complete this task and know that we will all enjoy reading the new book as much as we enjoyed his first one.Sand Bar OpensThere was a light breeze, the sun was shining brightly and the beautiful pristine white sands shimmered while the sparkling aqua waters of the bay lapped hypnotically just under the dock does it get any better than this? According to the owner, it was a soft opening, not a Grand Opening, but after much speculation the Sand Bar Restaurant and Bar is officially open for business. I dont believe anyone could find a more specSouth Abaco News SC Bootle Highway 3 1/2 Miles outside Marsh HarbourJoin us for some of the best Bahamian Dishes you will find in Abaco at affordable prices.For Dinner Reservations Call Us Tel: 367-5331 or 367-5333 Look For Our Sign! Looking For ALooking For A Looking For ALooking For A Looking For A New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To DineThe Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy ParrotMonday Sunday Lunch 11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Happy hour Weekdays 5:30 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy our Bahamian Breakfast! Saturday Morning 8 10 a.m. Sunday Breakfast 9 11 a.m. SouthFrom Page 12 tacular or tranquil setting. In the beginning, Ellen Sawyer, the new manager, says they will be open for lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursdays through Saturday and 12 noon until 3 p.m. on Sundays. They will have sandwiches and a daily special, and she said she hopes to increase the menu once she knows what the customers want. In addition, they will be open after 3 p.m. and will be serving wine, beer and soft drinks no hard liquor. I understand they were open until around 9 p.m. that first night, but there were no loud noises heard within the settlement and many were not even aware they were open yet. Ellen was very pleased with the turn out for the opening and feels that business will increase once the word gets out. The first customers included people from Cherokee and some from other parts of Abaco and one even flew in from Freeport. A group of second home owners from Man-O-War who just happened along on opening day said that had never been to Cherokee before and had always wanted to visit. Even though there is no sign yet, or any directions on how to get to the Sand Bar, they managed to find their way along the beach and even picked up a few seashells as souvenirs. Boaters will be able to come around the point at Cherokee and anchor near enough to the Sand Bar to wade in over white sands, and possibly get even closer with a high tide. Visitors in vehicles should immediately turn left at the bottom of the hill when entering the parking lot, which will take them around the mangrove to a place to leave their cars at the end of the dock. Then they can walk the 450 feet where they can go down the steps and wiggle their toes in the soft white sands and take in the panoramic view of some of the prettiest scenery on all of Abaco. But, dont take my word for it because I may be just a little bit prejudice when it comes to Cherokee. Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Greater Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Touch of Class, Treasure Cay, 367-2536Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Mackerals Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort

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Page 14 The Abaconian April 15th, 2003Forest Heights AcademySchool Honours StudentsBy Leslie Kennedy The past two months have been busy ones at Forest Heights Academy producing honours for many students. The Rotary Club held its Second Annual Speech Competition. Participants from Forest Heights were Juniors Kelsi Farrington and Brittany Symonette and Seniors Ashley Sands and Rebecca Risberg. Rebecca took first place with her moving speech, Can War Ever Be Justified ? This qualified her for the Texaco Speech Competition which will be taking place in Nassau on April 11. Perhaps Rebecca, who is considering law as a future, made her first successful argument. After winning the Abaco District Spelling Bee, eighth grader Christine Schaeffer traveled to Nassau on March 21 for the Sixth Annual National Spelling Bee. It is interesting to note that this is the fifth district win for Forest Heights. Christy, accompanied by her coach, Leslie Kennedy, made a respectable showing. But this competition is about more than the trophy. All of the past five competitors have returned with the prizes of friendship and experience. Christine was no exception as she stepped up to the microphone on national television and confidently spelled her words. She represented Abaco with pride. Finally, as a culmination of all their achievements, the Students of the Month were named for February. Junior students were: Citizen of the Month, Celisha Russell; Most Improved; Tonya Armstrong; Sportsman, Ben Nottage; and Student of the Month, Nelly Risberg. Seniors honoured were: Citizen of the Month, Rebecca Risberg; Most Improved, Ashley Sands; Sportsperson of the Month, Krista Kelly; and Student of the Month, Cori Sawyer. All of these students and their parents should be congratulated for these accomplishments. Well done!Annie Is ComingBy Jennifer Hudson On May 7th,8th and 9 th the stage at New Vision Ministries will come alive with the rags to riches story of Annie, the little orphan who becomes adopted by billionaire Daddy Warbucks. This musical show will be presented by the students of Forest Heights Academy. Tickets for the evening performances, priced at $10, will be available from the school office beginning on May 7. There will also be a free matinee to which students from the primary schools have been invited. Altogether between 25 and 30 students will be performing, 12 in major character roles and the rest as members of the chorus. The main character, Annie, will be performed by Destiny Cornish, who is already well known in Abaco for her beautiful singing voice. Daddy Warbucks will be portrayed by Joshua Malone, Miss Grace, his secretary, by Rebecca Riseberg, and Mrs. Pugh, his housekeeper, by Cinquetta Basden. Also performing will be Ovens Altidore as Rooster, Brittany Symonette as Lily and Tia Knowles as Miss Hannigan. An indomitable group of orphans will complete the cast and add much life to the show. A delightful Shitsu belonging to Justine and Raine Sands will be making its acting debut as Sandy, Annies beloved dog. Apparently, so far he has been behaving very School News The cast of the musical drama which Forest Heights Academy will produce are shown above. They will be performing Annie for one matinee and three nightly productions. Centered in the group is the lead actress, Destiny Cornish, with her beloved dog, Sandy. They have been practicing since last November. It promises to be very special event and they expect sold out crowds on May 7th, 8th, and 9th at New Visions Ministries.Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250Support Citizens Against Crime Please see School Page 15 Featuring Bahamian and American foods Owned and operated by Barbara Simmons Over 20 years of experience feeding hungry people Real food at real prices All are WelcomeSun. Thur. 8 AM 3 PM Fri. & Sat. 8 AM 3 PM and 6 PM 9 PM VHF Ch 9 367-4657 367-2922 Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbours Newest RestaurantThe raffle drawing for St. Francis de Sales School took place at the School Fair on March 22. The person drawing the winning tickets was blindfolded to make sure it was truly a chance drawing. The grand prize of a $5000 gift certificate with Travel Spot for travel tickets was won by a Florida visitor. 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 sMon Fri 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. 7 a.m. to 12 NoonTel: 242-367-2170 LumberElectrical SuppliesBuilding SuppliesToolsHardwareFencingPaintsMarine ProductsAppliances PlumbingFixtures Cabinets Grills Paint Plumbing & Fixtures Fans & Lights Tools Lumber & Plywood Windows & Shutters Lawn Furniture

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April 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 15 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" K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Repairs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury Owner/Manager Contact Teri Ekblaw Ph: 800-327-2631 Fax: 561-684-1788 Cell: 561-371-5804 Free Quotes Delivery to PortRESAL INC.2900 TUXEDO AVENUE WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33405-1013Building Materials Metal Roofing Power Tools Lumber Hardi Siding Plumbing Electrical Air Conditionerswell at rehearsals but who knows what may happen when he experiences the excitement of the crowd on opening night! We hope he will keep a cool head. Several adults have banded together to add their experience and expertise to this production. Ms. Leslie Kennedy, teacher of English at Forest Heights, is overseeing the dialogue, Vikki Hart is displaying her incredible musical talent in the training of all the singers and coordination of musicians, and teachers Susan Parotti and Mike Robus are constructing props and scenery. Friends of the school Jane Ubereiter and Laura Davies are in charge of choreography and costumes respectively. Several other students will be involved with such tasks as props, sound effects and music, playing keyboards and percussion. The cast has been rehearsing once a week since late November but the rehearsal schedule has now been stepped up so that everything will be ready for opening night. This promises to be a lively and fun filled show, perfect family entertainment so make sure you purchase your tickets in good time and go along on one of the nights to enjoy the performance and support the students and their school.Mathematics CompetitionBy Portia Jonsson A mathematics competition was held at the Learning Resource Centre on March 14th. Winning the competition was the Grade 6 team from St. Francis de Sales School. Team members were Jason Evans, Alexis Williams, Saurez Henriquez, Rayjay Sands, Ashiel Hield and Ernst Pierre. Mrs. Olive Simon, Grade 6 teacher, was the More School News SchoolFrom Page 14 Please see School Page 30 Treasure Cay Primary School won the General Knowledge Competition sponsored by the Ministry of Education and held at the Learning Resource Centre on March 28. Shown above is the winning team which was an all boys team. Behind the boys is Ms. Jacquiline Estevez who was one of the judges. teams coach. Second place winner was Treasure Cay Primary and third place winner was Agape Christian School.First General Knowledge Competition HeldBy Portia Jonsson The Primary School Division in the Abaco School District held its first General Knowledge Competition on March 28th at the Learning Resource Centre in Marsh Harbour. The competing schools were Agape Christian School, Amy Roberts Primary, Central Abaco Primary, St. Francis de Sales and Treasure Cay Primary. There were five rounds in the team categories and three rounds in the individual categories. The students were asked questions in the subjects of mathematics, religious knowledge, language arts, social studies and science. After all rounds were completed a tiebreaker was held to decide the winners. First Place went to Treasure Cay Primary with 85 points, second place went to Central Abaco Primary with 65 points and third place went to St. Francis de Sales with 60 points. The all boys team representing Treasure Cay Primary were Odles Petitphar, Emmenuel Fleuridor, Taj Anderson and Wensil Laroda.St. Francis de Sales SchoolFair Proves PopularBy Isobel Sherman St Frances de Sales School held its annual school fair on March 22 on the grounds of the school. The school provided bus transportation from points in Marsh Harbour so visitors to the island could attend. The weather was perfect. There were games of hoopla, clown toss, punch board, dart throw, grab bag, balloons and a new attraction this year, the bouncy castle. The bouncy castle appeared to be the most popular as there was always a line of children waiting to get on. In addition, there was face painting. Dinners of chicken and ribs were on sale as well as hotdogs, snow cones, conch fritters, cakes and cookies. All proceeds of the fair go toward school funds. 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Page 16 The Abaconian April 15th, 2003 Abaco AirCharter Service Between Abaco & The Entire Bahamas & FloridaWith Daily Scheduled Service to Nassau Scheduled Services To Freeport, Moores Island & North EleutheraPh: (242) 367-2266, Fax: (242) 367-3256, VHF 74 Come Fly Our Friendly Skies! 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 catalogThe All Activities Saturday Morning ClubBy Jennifer Hudson Each Saturday morning from 10.00 a.m. to 12 Noon a group of young lads, the Saturday Morning Club, ranging from the ages of eight to 13 years gathers on the tennis courts of Forest Heights Academy for a morning of fun and activity. The group is run by the Rev. David Stapleton ably assisted by Mr. Henry Key. Rev. Stapleton, who is a former teacher at Forest Heights and the minister of the Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church, enjoys working with young people and feels that it is extremely important to provide good wholesome activities for the youth. Although no longer a young man himself, his vim and vigour belie his age and he can outlast the best of them. At present the main activity is hockey with a little tennis but Rev. Stapleton hopes that the range of activities will broaden in time. While I was watching last Saturday, the boys were obviously very much enjoying themselves bullying off, practising their techniques and trying to score goals. Henry, the goalie, was trying to preserve his shins! When he decided to start this group almost a year ago, Rev. Stapleton had no equipment with which to do so. On one of his visits back to England he mentioned his need for hockey sticks to some of his friends and within no time received 22 used sticks. Some are of the more up to date style with the curved handle and shorter foot but some are of the more old fashioned type, one even dating back to the 1920s. However, they are all appreciated and put to good use. Rev. Stapleton coaches hockey at the Every Child Counts School where he says they have an excellent team. A few months ago the Saturday Morning Club challenged the ECC group to a five aside tournament. The Saturday group, though ably assisted by Rev. Stapleton, Henry Key and Marjolein Scott, were no match for the very strong ECC team who came out victorious. Everyone had great fun which was the most important thing. At present there are normally six young lads in the Saturday group but it is open to any young person in Abaco and the group would welcome new members and would Youth ActivitiesRev. David Stapleton has begun a Saturday Club for young people to enjoy sports, learning sportsmanship along with skills. His group is shown here with Henry Key, who assists Rev. Stapleton. At present they are playing hockey but plan to develop skills in other sports as well. Please see Youth Page 18

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Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNext to BaTelCo & Around the corner from Solomons Abaco MAN-O-WAR HARDWARE Interior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD #1 LUMBERPlain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyFor Quotes or Information Call Walter Sweeting or Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-365-6011 Fax 365-6039 We monitor VHF Ch 69 Deliveries Arranged from Green Turtle Cay to Little HarbourAn Extensive Selection ofNon-CorrosiveHardwareBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless SteelHurricane ClipsBrass, Stainless & MonelCentral Abaco Town Planning 24 Mar 03 The February meeting was attempted but not enough members came to form a quorum. At the March 24 meeting seven permit applications totaling $1,481,255 had been posted for approval and were before the board. Cherokee Air received approval for a 4,500-square-foot hanger building at the Marsh Harbour airport. A 2,900-square-foot restaurant and lounge was approved for Don MacKay Boulevard between Forest Heights Academy and St. Francis de Sales School. An addition to an Eastern Shore residence was approved. A concrete wall replacing a wooden wall on the road was approved although it was requested to be moved three feet off the roadway. A 4,200-square-foot storage building for Marsh Harbour Export and Import was approved. Friendship Mission Church received permission to build a new church in Charlie Boo Yard, Marsh Harbour. A 2,400 square foot warehouse in Marsh Harbour requested by Walter Key was approved. A five-unit apartment complex totaling 4,436 square feet on the Key Club Road was approved pending an approval from the Economic Council in Nassau as the application was submitted by a non-Bahamian. An application for a cabana on the north side of the Eastern Shore Road was deferred pending proof that it does not encroach on the road or extend beyond the property on the shoreline. Documents with the application were not clear as to setbacks and clearance from property lines. The Port Authority will be asked to check on any encroachment on the waterfront. Approval was given for an 1807-squarefoot duplex in Dundas Town. Central Abaco Dist Council 27 Mar 03 This meeting was primarily to appoint new statutory board members replacing those members who have not attended the board meetings to which they were appointed. However, several Councillors said they were not told that this was on the agenda and did not have names to submit. It was decided to postpone these appointments until the next regular Council meeting in April. The Licensing Board needs members and a new Chairman. The Chairman resigned in frustration after attempting several meetings which failed for lack of a quorum. The chairman of the Tourism Board had resigned and the Board has only been able to meet once since last July. Town Planning has one member who has not shown up since being appointed last July. Hotel Licensing and Road Traffic each have several members who do not attend. Road Traffic is particularly burdened as some members come on one hours drive from Sandy Point and Coopers Town, then must return home on discovering a quorum is not present. Marsh Harbour Town Comm 1 April 03 Dale Hill and Kim Roberts volunteered to work with Abaco Animals Require Friends (AARF) concerning stray animals. Committee members were uniformly upset that the villa at the original Abaco Pizza site they were given was now being claimed by the Ministry of Works for its supervisory office. This is on the waterfront adjacent to the new freight dock and in the area being considered for a waterfront park to host Goombay and Junkanoo festivities. The building would have provided restroom facilities and storage for park equipment. Several derelict vehicles at the airport are being investigated by Committee members and Airport Manager Bobby Jones. Some have been there for months and it is not known if they are abandoned or if they can run. Committee member Roger Delancey is to investigate a suitable site at Spring City for a cemetery and advise the Committee and the Administrator for further approvals. Committee member Chad Sawyer asked that Batelco be told to either mark their road hazards much better on Don MacKay Boulevard or get the dirt piles off the roadway. He also asked if the airport parking lot could be leased privately, giving government a fixed monthly income from a private enterprise which would be responsible for charging a parking fee. Administrator Williams thought this might be considered and suggested that a proposal be submitted. The new traffic circle at the intersection of Crockett Drive and Forest Drive was named the Carl Strachan Circle. Landscaping of the circle is being considered. It was noted that the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club had just installed a floating dock at the Union Jack dock for small dinghies. The club asked that a garbage container be placed there for yachtsmen to use. Committee members decided to move the container now at the ramp by Longs Landing to the Union Jack dock for boaters. A letter from central government was read stating that the Local Government budget must not exceed last years budget. A large amount of loose garbage at the freight dock is believed to have arrived loose on a pallet by from one of the freight boats serving Guana Cay and Foots Cay. The garbage is now scattered all about and did not arrive in a container. The normal collection contractors will not clean up the mess. This will be looked into further and the freight boats will be told that garbage from the cays must be contained securely or provision made to have it removed immediately on arrival. The general appearance of the domestic freight area was noted as being deplorable with pallets, lumber, cardboard, plastic wrapping and other shipping debris quite evident as no one seems to be in charge of the area. On inquiry it was disclosed that the sale of the confiscated Haitian freighter should be known in two weeks. It has been on anchor outside the harbour for over a year and drags her anchor in high winter winds. It has recently been moved to the freight dock after destroying one of the new channel markers during rough weather. Nassau is researching the bids and attempting to get payment from the high bidder, or if that fails, to contact the next highest bidder. Work ethics by maids and teachers at Central Abaco Primary School were discussed. Apparently some teachers and janitresses take school time to operate a commercial kitchen for their own benefit, cooking and selling lunches to the students. It is believed that a franchise was given to provide this service but that it was cancelled in favor of the present system. Census figures and comparative costs of garbage collection and roadside cleanup by the Central Abaco towns were presented by Committee member Yvonne Key. Her analysis showed that the amount paid for garbage collection in Spring City is excessive. She suggested that Spring City be combined with Marsh Harbour for efficiency by a single contractor. She presented a list of businesses in the Marsh Harbour area using shipping containers as a permanent storage facility. This practice is legal if approved by Town Planning but it is believed that no one has asked for this concession. Containers on trailers or shipping dollies are only allowed a 30 or 60 day grace period as a convenience to the business. Permission is required to put them on the ground and convert them to permanent fixtures. Containers remaining beyond the grace period must pay duty on the container. A notice will be sent to Mr. Alfred Grey to clean up his lot on Don MacKay Boulevard between K & S Auto Service and Marco Airconditioning. A derelict house had been torn down but much of the debris remains. If there is no response, the town will clean it up and send a bill to Mr. Grey. If there is no response to this request, then the Town Committee will request a summons. It was disclosed that the garbage dump on S.C. Bootle Highway is usually locked on Sundays in contravention of the maintenance contract. Garbage is now accumulating outside the gate. The contractor will be asked to adhere to the terms of his contract. Town Committee Chairman Mike Malone announced his resignation as Chief Councillor for the Central Abaco District Council. He will retain his seat as an ordinary Council member and continue his duties as Chairman of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee. Licensing 3 April 03 Deputy Chairman Rex Davis, members Maggie Cornish and Kayla Lockheart showed up but this was one member short of a quorum. Minutes of the last meeting were read.Local Government at Work SHED POUNDS STAY HEALTHY$65 monthly $25 weekly $10 day visitCall 367-5939 Memorial Plaza, Marsh HarbourMon Fri 6 am 8 pm Saturday 7 am 1:30 pm Closed Sunday $55Three Month Special $150 Well Equipped Gym Group or Individual Training Please see Local Govt. Page 33

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Page 18 The Abaconian April 15th, 2003 like to see some girls in its ranks. Rev. Stapleton would like to see the group grow to the size where they can travel to events in Nassau and other islands. So you young people come along and have some fun.Awana Clubs Get TogetherBy Portia Jonsson The Awana Clubs of Marsh Harbour and Green Turtle Cay met on March 29th for Inter-Island Awana Games. Last year Green Turtle Cay hosted the Marsh Harbour club for the same games to help defray their cost in travels to the Awana Games in Nassau. More Youth Activities YouthFrom Page 16 Please see Youth Page 19 Marsh Harbour had booths to defray cost of trophies and awards for their club. There were over 200 in attendance with more than 100 from Green Turtle Cay. Food was on sale at the meeting including hamburgers, hotdogs, popcorn, snacks and sodas. Some of the games played included Beanbag Relay, Steal the Bacon and Balloon Burst. Marsh Harbour won the games this year. Commander for Green Turtle Cay is Kevin Roberts and Marsh Harbours Commander is Troy Albury. Awana meetings are held each Tuesday at Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel beginning 6:30pm-8:30pm for ages 5-12.Abaco Youth in Action Basketball LeagueBy Isobel Sherman The Abaco Youth in Action Basketball Programme has been termed a great success. Entering now the playoff phase of the programme, Mr. Lynden Davis, one of the coordinators, was extremely pleased with how the league operated this year. The top four teams began playoff games at the Murphy Town Basketball Court on April 4 and 5 and April 11 and 12. For the beginning play-off games there were approximately 50 youth in attendance. It will be a two-out-of-three game series. Several games will be played on April 5 with playoff action on the next weekend of April 11. The final two teams will advance to the Championship round which will begin on April 25 and 26 with the final championship game to be played on May 2 before the Bahamas Basketball Association Championship which will be held at Ocean View Park in Dundas Town on the weekend of May 2. After the Championship game an All Star team will be selected. This team is expected to travel to Freeport several times Members of the Awana Club from Green Turtle Cay traveled to Marsh Harbour to have a day of friendship, games and friendly competition. Both clubs are part of the outreach programs of the Gospel Chapels. Shown above is part of the Marsh Harbour team preparing for a game. Photo by Jack Albury

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April 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 19 YouthFrom Page 18 More Youth Activitiesto play other teams. In their first season the standings are Lakers 6 wins and 0 losses, Raiders 4 wins and 2 losses, Rockets 3 wins and 3 losses, Sixers 3 wins and 3 losses, Warriors 3 wins and 3 losses and TeamandOne 2 wins and 4 losses. Young people from ages 8-14 have enjoyed the Abaco Youth in Action Basketball Programme. Every Saturday from 1012 they have been learning skills and playing basketball on the Murphy Town basketball court. Lynden Davis, Elva Davis, Jude Hart and Ishmael Stretch Morley are the coordinators of Abaco Youth In Action. Marsh Harbour Thursdays Parish Hall at 6:30 p.m Treasure Cay Fridays Primary School at 6:30 p.m. Man-O-War Cay Saturdays Government Clinic at 11 a.m. Sandy Point Saturdays Anglican Church Hall at 5 p.m.Weight Watchers ScheduleThe Abaco Youth in Action basketball program has been very successful in teaching young people the skills and strategies of playing basketball. They meet every Saturday at the Murphy Town Park. The large group is divided into six teams which compete in short games, giving all the young people a chance to participate. The discipline and organization are outstanding, instilling in the youth sportsmanship and self control. The program is directed by Mr. Lyndon Davis, who is assisted by his wife Elva Davis, Jude Hart and Ishmael Stretch Morley. These people need to be commended for donating their time and energy to our young people. HOMES & LAND Elbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and Property Elbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and Property Elbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and Property Elbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and Property Elbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and PropertyFamily Island Specialists Family Island Specialists Family Island Specialists Family Island Specialists Family Island SpecialistsChris Thompson(chris@hopetown.com)Greg Roberts(greg@hopetown.com)Ph: (242) 366-0216 www.elbow-cay.com Fax: (242) 366-0223 Price: $1,870,000Fabulous Villas located at the mouth of Hope Town Harbour. These 2 bed/2 bath villas are beautifully furnished with West Indian decor throughout. A dip pool is shared and surrounded by open decking. Sold fully furnished, totally turnkey, rental history. FLAMINGO VILLAS Price: $1,550,000Premier designer home on beautiful sandy beach. Features 4B/3B, large open kitchen on second floor, great decks, balcony, swimming pool. PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSECustom 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 HORIZONSPrice: $1,500,000Custom 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. VILLA JUNKANOOPrice: $935,000Immaculate, turnkey, oceanfront home, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, heated pool over-looking Atlantic, large deck, screened porch and generator. AZURE BLUEPrice: $1,290,000 LUBBERS LEESea to sea property over 4 lush acres, beautiful beach on western side, 100 foot dock on eastern side, main house, and cottage, lots of decking, a rare find.JOES CAY 3 Acre private undeveloped cay accessed from Elbow Cay, located in White Sound, great elevation, deep water for dock, rare opportunity, serious inquiries only. Price:$1,762,00ARIEL 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: $715,000LITTLE ORCHARD Island Style home, 3bd/2bth located on 2 lots 90X158ft. 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$588.00DORROS COVE Lage hillside lot 110 x 200 with great views of the Atlantic, cleared and ready to build your perfect island home. Underground electric & telephone, great buy. 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: $230,000NORTH END, ELBOW CAY Lush interior lot with great ocean views, and access to incredible swimming/snorkeling beach. 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: $89,000UNDER CONTRACT

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Page 20 The Abaconian April 15th, 2003 STANDARD HARDWAREMarsh Harbour 242-367-2660, 2881, 2820 Fax 242-367-2645 Contractors Ask about our special price scheduleA full stock of electrical hardware for contractors and homeowners From inside to outside From roof to floor There's plenty more Inside our store Special homeowner pricing on major projects eyes of a dog, with a little help from her master. Sean McNamara is spending a year here in Hope Town and was painting a view of the St. James Church, which is a little different from the mountainous scenery he normally paints at home in Colorado. Brigette Bowyer-Carey, Joette McCully and Fay Mack were all making use of treasures which the tides washed up for their contributions. Brigette was painting a variety of fish in acrylic on driftwood while Joette and Fay were using acrylic to paint delightful scenes on metal floats. It was interesting to see how Sally Goodrich, who paints delicate watercolours of flowers, actually uses a magnifying glass to look right into the details of the flowers. Soothing music was performed throughout the afternoon by Cary Corley, who accompanied himself on the guitar. Cary is a youth worker from Birmingham, Alabama, who is in Hope Town for three weeks assisting Rev. Carla Culmer with the youth programme. The High Tea, consisting of tasty little finger sandwiches, mouth-watering cakes and a thirst quenching assortment of cold drinks, was most popular. The goodies, attractively arrayed on a lilac tablecloth decorated with coral bougainvillea, were all provided by ladies of the community. At 4.30 p.m. the tinkle of a little bell was heard and as if by magic artists began appearing from their corners bearing the fruits of their afternoon labours. It was quite amazing that what at three oclock had been a project barely begun, by 4:30, the exact time for the auction, it was a full blown work of art. The auction table soon became filled with items including beautiful watercolours of the Hope Town beach, sailboats, flowers and the church, also painted T shirts, painted bottles and floats. Then began the lively auction itself with people bidding on their favourites and the lucky ones taking home new treasures.School Awaits School Zone SignsBy Jennifer Hudson March has been designated the Bahamas National School Zone Safety Month and school zone signs have been promised to the Hope Town School by the Road Traffic Department in Abaco. As these signs have not yet arrived, the mothers of the school PTA have banded together to do their part in making their childrens school zone as safe as possible. Every afternoon there are two PTA moms outside the school making sure that people slow down once they enter that area. In the mornings it is not necessary as children arrive at school at different times and are usually dropped off right at the door. However, after school when all the children are let out at the same time, it can be very dangerous and, in fact, there have been a couple of near misses where children could have been badly hurt. The PTA has made signs which say SLOW, SCHOOL ZONE on one side and STOP WHEN LOADING OR CROSSING on the other side. The PTA is very happy with the way in which the public has been cooperating and they have seen a very large improvement. They wish to say a big thank you to everybody and they are now looking forward to receiving the official signs from Road Traffic.Abaco Inn Art Show and LuncheonBy Jennifer Hudson On March 15 approximately eighty art lovers gathered at the Abaco Inn for a day of enjoyment of art and good food. Fifteen people from Marsh Harbour chartered a ferry to join the rest of the guests from Hope Town and the surrounding cays. Artists exhibiting were Chan Pratt from Nassau, Sean McNamara, who was showing for the first time on Abaco, Jeep Byers, Bridgette Bowyer-Carey, Monica Bianchi and Donny Wood. Tuppy Weatherford was showing her delightful wildlife photographs, Scott Patterson had a most attractive display of driftwood articles, Marlee Mason exhibited her line of jewellery and Brooke Pierce had used conch shells in an unusual way to depict the Elbow Cay Lighthouse. The Every Child Counts programme was enthusiastically displaying its very attractive line of note cards, T-shirts and other arts and crafts which the talented young students had made. At noon two sittings of lunch were available for people who had made reservations and high praise was given to the Abaco Inn for its delicious and most reasonably priced food. During lunch there was great excitement as someone spotted a whale. Most of the guests had More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 5 Please see Cays Page 21 Explore the Golden Reef and find a delightful array of resort-wear fashions, Abaco Gold jewellery and other fine gold jewelery to dazzle you, art prints, and many other souvenirs and gifts to take back home to remind you of your visit with us. Located in the heart of New Plymouth Green Turtle Cay on Parliament Street Tel: (242) 365-4511 Artists were scattered throughout the extensive yard of Priscilla Menzies in Hope Town, each concentrating on their art which was auctioned to raise funds to improve the Mission House.

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April 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 21 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 never been lucky enough to see a whale before so they all took the opportunity of rushing to the beach to watch the whales spouting. Spirits were not dampened by the somewhat doubtful weather and the occasion was very much enjoyed by artists and guests alike.Club Holds Sailboat RacesHope Town Sailing Clubs final race for cruising sailboats started at 11:10 a.m. on April 2nd. The triangular course was set between Marsh Harbour and Elbow Cay in winds that were unusually variable, ranging from 12 to 20 knots out of the northeast. Of the 11 boats entered, 10 finished without incident. Serenade withdrew after experiencing steering problems. It was a beautiful scene with the wide variety of boats in size, style and type. The home town favorite Abaco Rage was back in the pack because of the wind strength. The winning boats, after correcting the times with appropriate handicaps, were: First Place Louise a beautiful wooden boat of the Buzzards Bay design with skipper Dave Devanny. Second Place Foot Loose skippered by Ron Engle of Hope Town. Third Place Grumpy Old Men of Hope Town with skipper Bob Knaus. The Charles Pollack Trophy will be inscribed with Louise and her skippers name. An awards ceremony honoring the boats was held at the Clubhouse following the race.Green Turtle CayBy Jennifer Hudson More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 20 The Abaco office of the Ministry of Tourism held an appreciation reception for second home owners and other visitors who come regularly to Elbow Cay. The reception was held on March 20 at Sea Spray Resort in White Sound. Shown above is a group which includes, left to right, Walter Sweeting, Chief Councillor for the Hope Town District, Al Shapiro, a long time winter resident, and Mr. Alexander Williams, Senior Administrator for Central Abaco. Please see Cays Page 22 The Literary Group in Hope Town meets on Thursdays at the Hope Town Sailing Club. They read poetry of their own or by others, read short stories they have authored and discuss items of literary interest. Seventeen persons attended this sitting with Ms. Betti Webb acting as moderator. Kathleen Albury Sales & Appraisals June Russell Sales Celeste Pinder Rental Agent Your Key to Real Estate Sales & Appraisals In The Bahamas Serving The Bahamas for Over 50 YearsLocated in The Pink Building Royal Harbour Village Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance Visit our web site to view these properties and more throughout the Bahamas From Grand Bahama to Great InaguaTel: 242-367-3262 Fax: 242-367-3260 www.bahamasrealty.bs E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bs Great Cistern Cay Well-maintained, raised style 3 bed, 2 and a half bath residence. Lovely sea views, fruit trees, all on over 1/2 an acre. List #3308. $275,000 Bahama Palm Shores! Gorgeous 28,000 plus s.f. beach front home site, well-priced. Safe, secluded community. #7479. $86,500 Bahama Palm Shores! Affordable inland and beach front home sites from $15,000. Call for details on these great buys! Casuarina Point! Walk to 8 Mile Beach! Nice 13,000 s.f home site. Good investment. Close to bone fishing. #7159 $15,000 Joes Creek! 2+ acres. Build single family or duplex. Convenient location with highway frontage & beach access. #7273. $144,000 Leisure Lee Beach Front! Half acre plus home site.100+ ft. of shoreline. Well-maintained and ready to build. #5272. $233,500 Leisure Lee! Three choice canal front homesites. Two on main canal, Roberts Way East, one on finger canal. #4416. $41,000 each Marsh Harbour! Building site near Boat Harbour and all amenities. Build commercial orresidential. #6351 $120,000 Marsh Harbour! Lots of room to grow! Lovely, 3/2 home on 1 acre, Sea of Abaco frontage! New interiors, dock possible. #6493. $590,000 Regattas of Abaco. Choice rentals, beautifully furnished, long term and short term. Please call for details. Royal Harbour Village. 2 bed/2 bath apartment and 2 bed/ 1.5 bath apartment available. Fully furnished. Long or short term rental. Please call for details. Select Properties Residential Rentals 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 Marsh Harbour Commercial Landmark property. Great opportunity to own a well-established business! On almost 2 acres of prime Marsh Harbour real estate with room to expand, good elevation. Call for details.

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Page 22 The Abaconian April 15th, 2003 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 Time to Say Good-Bye to MinisterRev. Ivor Paterson and his wife Janie will be greatly missed by the Anglican community of Green Turtle Cay and North Abaco. They left the cay the end of February where they had been staying in the Rectory since the beginning of December. Rev. Paterson and his wife are regular visitors to Abaco at the home of their daughter, well-known real estate broker, Sandra Evans, and on a recent visit were invited by Rev. MacKenzie to assist him over the Christmas period. What was originally to have been a stay of one month was extended to three months. Rev. Paterson hails from Montreal, Canada, where he was in charge of two rural parishes until he retired in 1984. He is now honorary assistant at his local church in Pointe Claire and Chaplain of the Pointe Claire Royal Canadian Legion. Interestingly, he was in the textile business for many years before he received the call to the ministry. He entered McGill Theological College at the age of 50 and was ordained at the age of 53. In Green Turtle Cay Rev. Paterson conducted services on the Cay and travelled to Crown Haven and Fox Town every second Sunday of the month to officiate there. Both Rev. and Mrs. Paterson spoke of their experience with the churches as a very positive one. All their congregations were extremely enthusiastic, very vibrant in their singing and most generous with their compliments. In Canada the couple had been used to very solemn and sedate congregations so they were delighted at the exuberance of their Bahamian congregations and were quite taken by surprise when at the end of the sermon that the people thought was especially good they would burst into a round of applause. Rev. and Mrs. Paterson said that their stay in Green Turtle Cay was a great blessing. The people had such a generous spirit and were so charming, thoughtful and kind. It was an experience which the couple will hold dearly in their hearts. By Annabelle CrossSpring Is AnticipatedIn keeping with the old saying, March came in like a lamb and went out like a lion. Just when it seemed that we should pack away our warmer clothes, a cold front had us bundling up again Now Spring is here and the days are warm and the evenings pleasant. All the trees are blooming! Now that the weather is warmer there seems to be a lot of activity about town. The end of March also brought an end to the 2002 2003 crawfish season. The boats are all in and the fishermen can get a deserved rest before preparing for August.Weddings and BirthsWedding bells rang in our community for two couples. Marilyn and Roosevelt Rolle were married at St. Peters Anglican Church on February 22. A reception was held at the Roosters Rest. Marilyn is the daughter of Donnie and Clara Outten. After a honeymoon on Paradise Island, the newlyweds settled in on Green Turtle Cay. Julie and Nehemiah Smith were married on March 15 at the New Plymouth Gospel Chapel. A reception that was planned for the outdoors was held at St. Peters Hall due to rain. Julie is the daughter of Percival (Junior) and Judy Roberts. After a honeymoon on Eleuthera the newlyweds made their home in Nassau. We will miss Julie in our community. She was very active in the church and the Awana Club. We hope she visits often! Congratulations to Otis and Edris Curry on the birth of their daughter, Paulette, on February 13. Shireen was also happy to welcome her baby sister.Improvements Are WelcomeWe have seen some improvements to our community. Street name signs have gone up all over town. It will be a lot easier to give directions to visitors. Instead of saying, turn right at Miss Pearls house, we can say, turn right at Mission Street! The fence at the basketball court has been replaced. The old fence had parts missing and was damaged. The area looks a whole lot better. Now if only those persons who leave their trash all over the court would notice the nice green trash can that they have to pass and use it!House Renovations Are CompleteAfter months of renovations during 2002, the Captain Roland Roberts house has been restored to its former glory. The Architectural Preservation Foundation, through generous donations, saw the renovations completed and now owns the house. Reef Relief, an environmental group from Key West, has rented space in the house for an environmental center. It has taken months of planning and organizing to get the house ready to be opened to the public. Finally on March 29 the Captain Roland Roberts House and Environmental Center was opened. Mr. George Mackey, Director of the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation, addressed those gathered for the opening. Also on hand for the opening were Captain Roberts sons, Bert and Everette, and five of his grandchildren. His grandchildren have been very active in the restoration. Inside is interesting information on the preservation of our reefs and marine life. Also on display is a photograph of Captain Roberts and his captains jacket. Before and after photos detail the renovations. The house is now open daily to the public.Awana Club Members TravelMarch 29 was an exciting day for the Awana Clubbers. They traveled by ferry and bus for friendly competition with the Marsh Harbour Awana club at the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel. There were games to play and burgers, hot dogs, desserts and drinks to enjoy. The host team won the games, but it was a nice outing for our club. They returned home just at dusk. Of course, they will challenge the Marsh Harbour club to a rematch this time at our game circle! Thank you, Commander Kevin Roberts and all the leaders, for giving so freely of your time to our children!Steak Out Is PlannedAmy Roberts Primary School will have a Spring Fling Steak Out and Raffle on April 12 at the basketball court. There will be More News of the Cays WaterWater WaterWater Water MakersMakers MakersMakers MakersWell Done carries a complete line ofReverse Osmosis Desalinators. Sizes start at 100 GPD to 20,000 GPD .We can install, service and maintain all of the equipment we sell and drill the neccessary water and drain wells to supply the units. Water Well Water Well Water Well Water Well Water Well ServicesServices ServicesServices ServicesProfessionally drilled water and drain wells. Serving all of Abaco including: Guana Cay, Elbow Cay, ManOWar Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbour. We case all of our wells down to the water and use professional well screen at the pump levels. Get your well done today to supply your water maker or your home or business.Call us today 242-367-4841 242-367-4842 Call us today 242-367-4842 242-367-4841We also sell, service and install water makersRev. Ivor Paterson and his wife Janie served the Anglican churches of North Abaco for three months this past winter. They were based in Green Turtle Cay and were well appreciated. The official opening of the newly renovated Captain Roland Roberts house in Green Turtle Cay was held on March 28 and 29. Mr. George Mackey, Director of the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation, was the guest speaker. He is pictured on the right along with Mr. Scott Roberts, who spearheaded the renovation process. Please see Cays Page 23 CaysFrom Page 21

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April 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 23 The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbours premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel stationThe Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Hotel Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool The Bistro restaurant and bar Full service dive centerThe Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: moorings_conchinn@oii.net www.moorings.comCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. Were waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaTides Pelican Harbor May 2003 music, cake walks and fun for the whole family to enjoy. Raffle prizes include airline tickets, nights at resorts and a day of fishing. In other school news Don. Kenneth Rodriguez is the new Spanish teacher. He is on the staff of Treasure Cay Primary but spends Mondays at Amy Roberts Primary. The students are excited about learning Spanish and having Don. Kenneth.Billfish Tournament Is Coming UpThe Bluff House Club and Marina will host the first Annual Green Turtle Classic Billfish Tournament on June 8 through 12. Scheduled onshore activities include cocktail parties, anglers cookout and beach party with live entertainment. For information on the tournament contact David Phillips at the Bluff House or committee chairman David Smades at 800-834-4190. Good luck to the organizers.The Town Is Saddened2003 has brought sadness to our community with the passing of so many loved ones. Mrs. Blanche Charlesworth died in England after a long illness. The Charlesworth family established the Green Turtle Club and saw it grow from a small clubhouse with a few rooms to a first class resort and marina. Mrs. Charlesworth was pre-deceased by her husband, Allen, and is survived by her daughters, Susan Phillips and Tracey Nawn, their husbands and families. A funeral service was held for Mr. Willard Cooper on February 8 at St. Peters Anglican Church. Mr. Cooper lived in Freeport for many years. He was the brother of Stafford Cooper. Mrs. Audrey Sattem died on February 25 after a battle with cancer. Funeral services were held on March 1 at the Gospel Chapel. Mrs. Sattem is survived by her husband Paul, daughter Jennifer Sawyer, son Joshua, sonin-law Michael Sawyer, sisters Betty Lobosky and Gaylene Gonzalez and brother David Sands. Mrs. Sattems mother, Joyce passed away in Nassau on the weekend of Mrs. Sattems funeral! Our community will miss Mrs. Audrey. She was a very friendly person and active in the Awana Club. Captain David Lowe died on March 11 after a long illness. Originally from Green Turtle Cay, he had lived in Nassau for many years. A funeral service was held on March 22d at the Gospel Chapel. Captain Lowe is survived by his sons Glenn and Brent, his daughter Crystal, daughter-in-law Rhonda Lowe, brother Hartley, sister Marguerite Mendelson, sister-in-law Janis Lowe, three nephews, four nieces, two uncles, two aunts and many other relatives and friends, including Leon Smith, Estella Lowe, Joy Lowe, Maria Campbell and Audrey Lowe. Our community was also saddened by the death of Mr. Herbert Roberts on March 26th. Mr. Roberts had been the principal of More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 22 Please see Cays Page 35 The kitchen of Captain Roland Roberts house was included in the renovations, maintaining accurately the materials, style and construction of this 140 year old house. It is now the headquarters for Reef Relief and will be used for educational purposes.

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Page 24 The Abaconian April 15th, 2003Area 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 REVERSE OSMOSISSEA WATER DESALINATORS MAKE DRINKING WATER FROM SEAWATER Advanced Water Engineering, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of water treatment equipment including our REVERSE OSMOSIS. We are re-introducing our equipment to the Bahamas. Residential and small boat sizes from 100 to 20,000 gallons per day. Pricing starts at $2,300.00 We also stock: pumps membranes filters test kits cistern liners poly tanks cat pumps cat parts fittingsADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INCIndian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 Tel: (321) 777-4909 Fax: (321) 773-8338e-mail: info@advancedwater.com DISTRIBUTORS WANTED CALL OR E-MAIL FOR PRICES TT TT T ropicalropical ropicalropical ropicalSelfSelf SelfSelf SelfStorageStorage StorageStorage Storage10 x 12 12 x 20 12 x 30Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 tropicalselfstorage@abacoinet.com 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 BAHAMASThe funeral for Godfrey Alexander Plumber Fox, 34, of Spring City was held on March 29 at the Sandy Point Assemblies of God in Sandy Point. Rev. Erskin Wells officiated. Interment was in the Sandy Point Public Cemetery. He is survived by children Santana A. Fox and Shaquille C. Fox; parents Ezra and Francis Fox; grandmother Myrtle Bootle; brothers Troy Cornish, Ezra Fox Jr. and Otis Fox; sisters Maria Rose, Carla Nixon, Theresa Albury, Ingrid Lowe, Tracey Moxey and Torren Fox; sisters-in-law Veleste Cornish, Nicola Fox and Hope Fox; brothers-in-law Willie Rose, Sean Nixon, Shannon Albury, Petie Lowe and Marcio Moxey; nephews Amilio, Tajh, Ashton and Otis Fox Jr. Lavado Cornish, Marino and Kaleb Albury, Carlos Pinder, Alec Nixon, Hunter Lowe and Ethan Rose; nieces Shanorry, Natalia, Kiara and Kiasten Moxey and Alexa Lowe; uncles Lloyd and Richard Fox, Bernis Pinder, Sydney Coakley Keith Russell, Reginal Cox, Michael Bethel, Kevin Rolle, Elkanah Andrews, Kenny Badmus and Desmond Gibson; aunts Marjorie Andrews, Beaulah Robinson, Melanie Badmus, Linda Gibson, Kitty and Portia Rolle, Sandra Coakley, Dorine Rolle, Andrea Cox, Ceta Fox and Enza Rssell; many other relatives and friends. John Jack Franklin Key, Sr. 83, died on March 15 in Marsh Harbour. His funeral was held at the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel on March 16 with Bro. David Cartwright and Bro. Gurth Roberts officiating. Interment was in the Marsh Harbour Public Cemetery. He is survived by sons Franklin and Walter Key; daughters Betty Ranson and Evelyn Forsythe; daughters-in-law Jackie and Arlene Key; sons-in-law Robert Ranson and Joseph Forsythe; grandchildren; great grandchildren; sisters-in-law; brothers-inlaw; nieces; nephews and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service fo Mrs. Merlee Kemp was held at the Assemblies of God Church in Hope Town on April 4. Pastor Larry Russell and Mr. Vernon Malone officiated and interment was in the Hope Town Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter Anthea Russell; grandson Jack Russell; granddaughters Betty Roberts, Vickie Sweeting and Pamela Nutt; son-in-law Terry Goff; grandsons-inlaw Steve Roberts, Gerald Sweeting, and Ted Nutt; granddaughter-inlaw Lana Russell; sisters-in-law June Russell and Olga Bethel; great-grandchildren Stewart Roberts, Misty Russell, Clint Russell, Brandon Sweeting, Brittany Sweeting and Jesse Nutt; nieces Maggie, Nettie, Carol, Sheila, Arlene, Janet, Patricia, Barbara, Sue, Helen, Kay, Bonnie, Yvette, Carmella, Diane, Doris, Sharon and Monica; nephews Ira, Wayne, Will, Jeff, Larry, Roy, Sidney, Leslie, Albert, Doyle, Michael, Justin, Andrew, Tom, Rupert, Junior, Victor, Perley and Levinus; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Garnett Wellington Stuart, 46, of Hard Bargain, Moores Island, was held on April 5 at the Soul Seeking Ministry in Hard Bargain. Pastor Anthony Williams, Evangelist Cedric Gaitor and other members of the clergy officiated. Interment was in the Hard Bargain Public Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Brandhilda Stuart; sons Peterson, Tenar, Nicholas, Anton, Garnett Jr., Garriet and Garrison Stuart; daughters Makeba Davis, Pamela Burrows, Ketiva, Ganva, Garnell, Garnetta, Sarniqua and Garrinique; grandchildren Peargo Davis, Raven Sawyer, Tiara Stuart, Ashley Stuart, Jerome and Jeron Burrows; father Evan Stuart; stepmother Kathleen Stuart; brothers Dudley, George, Edmond and Ivan Stuart; sisters Evelyn Stuart, Eula Green, Francina Hield and Pheva Roberts; father-in-law Lawrence Swain; mother-inlaw Tessa Swain; nephews Dudley Jr., Brad, Shane, Audly, Leroy, Genero, Jeron, Machale Edvon, Elliot, Fantonio Stuart, Freeman Jr., and Javan Green, Christopher and Christon Hield, Ashten, Lamont and Nickeem Roberts and Deleceo Knowles; nieces Masheva Davis, Shannell Fox, Melissa, Shena, Juanyette, Marissa, Ashley, Sonia, Crystal, Felecia, Marilyn and Lisa Stuart, Kishnell Hield and Eularesse Green; aunts Minerva Davis, Icelyn Hanna, Olive Rolle, Eula McBride, Loretta, Beula and Susan Stuart; uncles Neville, Rollins and Howard Stuart and Herman Davis; daughters-in-law Glenda, Dornell and Lashanda Stuart; sisters-in-law Daisymae, Janet, Dale, Annie and Karen Stuart, Christine Swain, Tiny Johnson and Brendalee Majias; god children; and many other relatives and friends.ObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar ies of Fies of F ies of Fies of F ies of F amilamil amilamil amil y and Fy and F y and Fy and F y and F rr rr r iendsiends iendsiends iendsThe Abaco Centre of the College of The Bahamas will be offering several courses if there are sufficient people interested. The courses include College Prep, Supervisory Management, Conversational Creole and Office Assistant. If you are interested in any of these courses, you can apply at the COB office. Many have already applied for the Conversational Creole course. They urge anyone else interested to submit their application. The cost is $175 for the 10-week course plus an application fee of $20, non-refundable, and a textbook for $29. Application forms are available at the Colleges Abaco Centre located in the Resource Center in Marsh Harbour, opposite Sawyers Market. The office is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. only. The telephone number is 367-2879. Mr. David Cote is coordinator for the college.COB Will Offer Courses

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April 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 25 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Fire Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept.367-2000 Fire -Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept.VHF Ch 16 Ambulance Trauma One Marsh Harbour367-2911 Fire Dundas Town Volunteer367-2935 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 or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr........... $12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Govt dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyers Market........... $10 + $2 Govt Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock throug h Dundas T own................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta.......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house...................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City ..............................................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay ............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores..........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point ........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wallys & Eastern Shore .......$ 2 each Jib Room .................................................................$ 3 each Golden Harvest .........................................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Govt dock .........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance..................... $ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free Uncaged pets as people Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf boards $3.00 ea. Between Northern Abaco Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star, or Moxy................$14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors ..................................$10 + $5 Sand Banks ..........................................................$20 + $5 Joes Creek ..........................................................$35 + $5 Black Wood ..........................................................$14 + $5 Fire Road ..............................................................$25 + $5 Coopers T own.....................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour ......................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay .............................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope ......................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town ..............................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven ..........................$65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round T rip................................... $85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour ....................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joe s Creek ......................................... $25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ...........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..................................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks...................................................$7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 Waiting 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 Local charter companies serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air Charters367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-2089 Medical Services Abaco Medical Clinic Marsh Harbour.....367-4240 Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town.........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay.....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town...............366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point..............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town.................................. 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 Kayak Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour.. 367-5358 Birding Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour.367-5358 Reef Abaco Beach Dive Center M H ..... 367-4646 Reef Dive Abaco Marsh Harbour ........... 367-2787 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0024 Kayak Abaco Adventures Treasure C .................. 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 am10:301:30 pm3:305:30 (min $40) Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh Harbour 30 minute trip 8 am11:302:30 pm4:45pmFare 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 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $40 one way $80 round trip Children $20 one way $40 round trip For information call Grand Bahama 353-3093 or Abaco 365-2356 Bus service to and from Freeport at McLeans Town 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.........................$$$.............367-2158 Backstreet Cafe.................................367-2782 C&G Restaurant...............$.............367-3227 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Henrys Jerk Center..........$.............367-5959 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch)........367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Mavis Country Kitchen......$.............367-2002 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys....................$$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mackerals..........................................367-5932 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 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...............$$$.............365-5137 Orchid Bay.........................................365-6175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Island Boil & Sports Bar..$$.............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 Sundowners......................................365-4060 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 26 The Abaconian April 15th, 2003Lenten TeaBy Jennifer Hudson On the afternoon of March 30 the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist held its annual Lenten Tea. The event was organized by the Anglican Church Womens Guild and was held in the newly refurbished Anglican Church Hall. The women had decorated the hall very attractively in the colours blue, lilac and yellow in keeping with the season and on each table was a pot of gaily coloured impatiens. There was seating for eighty persons at the tables, and after the blessing of the food by Father Hepburn tea was served. This consisted of a wonderful array of sandwiches, cakes, cookies and pies to tempt the appetite and soft drinks to quench the thirst. During tea the guests were entertained with a varied programme which began with selections by the St. Johns Church Choir conducted by Bryan Thompson and the ever popular a capella group, Jes us. This was followed by guessing games, skits, a Chinese auction and a Praise Dance by Stacey Toote. The young children of the church made a further contribution by modeling a selection of their favourite casual and formal wear whilst ladies modeled their Sunday best hats. All proceeds from the tea will go towards church funds. The ladies of the church deserve accolades for their excellent teamwork on the decorations, entertainment and food.Assemblies of God Churches Honor Retiring General SuperintendentBy Linda Henson On March 16 the Assemblies of God Churches of Abaco gathered together in a joint service at the Treasure Cay Full Gospel Church to honor Rev. Dr. Vernon Moses, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in the Bahamas, who will be retiring in May. A combined worship team led a vibrant song service and a combined choir sang. Praise Dancers from Full Gospel and Trumpet worshiped with dance. The boys drill team from Trumpet offered a unique presentation of Christian pledge and drills. Ministers from each church took part in the service. Dr. Moses has led the Assemblies of God churches for the past 24 years. On Sunday he preached his last service for the Abaco churches as their national leader. Each church offered a monetary gift in gratitude for his years of service. As a final act of leadership, Dr Moses and denominational executives Rev. Stafford Symonette, Rev. Patrick Paul, Rev. Carlton Dorsett, along with other ministers, ordained Cecil Forbes of the Treasure Cay Full Gospel Church. The executives and ministers also extended credentials to candidates who had completed the requirements. Mr. Daniel Sawyer of Cherokee Assembly of God Church received the Ministry License. Simpson Alexander Rudolph McKinney Jr. of the Treasure Cay Full Gospel Church, Melinda Rochelle Vilmar, Wendy (Ambrister) Sands and Raymond Darville of Trumpet Assembly of God Church in Dundas Town received the Christian Workers License. Ministers present were Rev. Keith and Una Evans of the First Assembly of God in Marsh Harbour, Rev. Bob Cornea of Camp Abaco, Rev. Erskine Wells from the Sandy Point Assembly of God and Dr. Ernest and Linda Henson from the Abaco Bible College. Following the service members of the Treasure Cay church served an elegant meal to all who had attended. The fellowship meal allowed all the people to extended their good wishes to Dr. Moses and visit with friends.Abaco Youth Ministries Celebrates 3rd AnniversaryBy Jennifer Hudson On the afternoon of March 30th the Pastors and members of Abaco Youth Ministries in Dundas Town invited all the churches of Abaco to celebrate with them in their 3rd Annual Church Anniversary. They thanked the people of Abaco for their prayers and support when they lost their church to a fire one year ago and they continued that never in the life of their church had they seen God turn such a devastating event into such a great opportunity to give Him glory, honour and praise. Approximately two hundred people attended this service at which Pastor Gilbert Rolle from Gateway Outreach in Bailey Town, Bimini, was the keynote speaker. It was a service full of joy and praise in which all groups of the church took part. In addiThe Assemblies of God Churches on Abaco joined together in a service to honour Rev. Dr. Vernon Moses, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in The Bahamas, who is retiring. He led the churches for the past 24 years. The service was held at the Full Gospel Assembly of God Church in Treasure Cay. The above group witnessed the ordination of Mr. Cecil Forbes of Treasure Cay and the licensing of several others from the Full Gospel Church and the Trumpet Assembly of God in Dundas Town. Church News Please see Church Page 33

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April 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 27 A few select lots are now available on the Estate of Jack Patterson, known as Jacks Jungle, located on the island of Lubber s Quarters in the Sea of Abaco. You may ask, what makes these lots so special and rare? Heres your answer: This land has a very good natural energy because Mr. Patterson protected his estate from the excesses of developers since the 1950s. He used the land as his own private nature park, cutting only small trails which meandered through his collection of native trees. There are 150 native trees in the Bahamas and up until the time of his passing Mr. Patterson continued to add more species to his collection which at last count stood at 137. A Little History About the Property.. Jack Patterson first noticed the beauty of Lubbers Quarters Cay in the 1950s while on holiday from his home in Nassau. As a n aturalist Mr. Patterson fell in love with the pristine native forest and seclusion offered at Lubbers. He built a holiday home in the center of the island and 10 years later moved to Lubbers permanently. Mr. Patterson and his family were the only residents on Lubbers from 1968-1982. Du ring these years the estate was enjoyed by his family and many visitors who came to take the tour of Mr. Pattersons collection of native trees. During this period Mr. Patterson authored a hand guide-book titled Native Trees of The Bahamas. Most of his tree collection still thrives on the island. Locations to Choose From: From the hilltop lots enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean facing Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. From the waterfront facing west you can see Man-O-War, Marsh Harbour and the glistening Sea of Abaco. From the interior you will be amongst virgin Bahamian broadleaf forest. The few acres available are surrounded by another 20 acres of undeveloped land and nature parks. Most likely any acre you choose will provide you with plenty of privacy. Land has been set aside in the form of nature parks to protect the many stands of these gorgeous trees that Mr. Patterson loved so much. His dream was for the forest to be seen and enjoyed. We honor that intention with a covenant stating that no trees may be cut or removed within 20 feet of a road/boundary. Further to that, there will only be small golf cart size trails between your acre and your private dock slip. Jacks JunglePrice ListWestern Lots. All lots 110 feet wide minimum, approx 250 feet deep. Frontage a mix of white sand and rock. W Lots$135,000 Northern Hilltop Lot N5$120,0000.946 Acres Central Hilltop Lots C Lots$150,000 Eastern Hilltop Lot E4$120,0000.867 Acres Southern Interior Lots S Lots$85,000 Prices include: 1.Brokers fee 2. Stamp Tax 3.Sellers Legal Fee Each lot will be provided with its own private dock slip on the east side and utilities will be brought to each lot (Electricity, Telephone Line, etc.) JACKS JUNGLELubbers Quarters Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Your Own Secluded Acre Surrounded by Trees and Nature.Lubbers Quarters Call Victor at Sea Grape Realty 242-367-2749 or visit our website www.jacksjungle.come-mail: seagraperealty@hotmail.comJacks Jungle Mental Retardation Workshop HeldBy Portia Jonsson A workshop on Mental Retardation was held at the Every Child Counts Learning Centre on March 22 Addressing the group was Mr. Marsden Lawley of Key Largo, Florida.. Mr. Lawley holds a Masters degree in Special Needs Education and has been involved in special needs since 1974, working in both public and private schools and community projects. Some of the topics discussed included What is Mental Retardation? Causes, Prevention, Identification and Normalization and Dignity of Risk. A video Best Boy was shown. Best Boy won an Academy Award for Best Documentary and deals with a 50year-old mentally challenged man who lived at home with his family all his life and makes the transition to living on his own. No testing for mental retardation is done in Abaco. Children who are referred to the Every Child Counts Learning Centre are tested but this is a very small number. Early diagnosis is critical. Teachers at the workshop stressed the need for individual testing and intervention at an early age. They said there are a multitude of students in the schools with low I.Q. score but despite efforts made to deal with the situation, nothing is ever done. It is quietly swept under the rug. The community needs to be educated in this area and all information relative to this should be readily available.ECC Receives BooksBy Portia Jonsson The Every Child Counts Special Education and Literacy Program was the recipient of 21 boxes of reading books during the week of March 17th. The Books Across the Water program was the idea of Mrs. Susan The Every Child Counts program has several outreach programs which are open to teachers, parents and interested persons from the entire island. On March 8 they held a workshop on Autism. These workshops are conducted by specialists in that area which are brought in just for the workshop. They are very informative as they help the participants identify problems and then offer practical suggestions in dealing with those problems. Shown above are, left to right, Mrs. Lyn Major, Director of the Every Chld Counts program, Ms. Marilyn Hayes, doctoral student in Autism from the University of Central Florida, Ms. Jackie Sullivan, Language Pathologist and Dr. Sharon Kossack, who has developed the entire program with Mrs. Major. Ms. Hayes and Sullivan conducted the workshop.Every Child Counts Holds WorkshopsLenzini, a teacher at Partin Elementary School in Oviedo, Florida. Mrs. Lenzinis class, with the help of her assistant Kim York and fellow teachers, Connie Neary, helped to organize her fellow teachers to have the school children pitch in as well. The children read a book, then donated it for shipment to Abaco. In all, 1600 books were read, collected and ultimately sent to Every Child Counts. The books are being sorted and shared between Every Child Counts and other Abaco schools and teachers. Mr. and Mrs. Lenzini delivered some of the books themselves on their private plane and were able to meet the children and staff of Every Child Counts. Vintage Props and Jets brought the bulk of the boxes the following week. Mr. Marsden Lawley conducted a workshop on Mental Retardation at the Every Child Counts School on March 22. These instructive workshops have proven to be very helpful in assisting teachers and parents in dealing with unusual problems in the classroom and home. They study the problem, how to identify it, how to test the child and how to handle the child to help them become productive persons.

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Page 28 The Abaconian April 15th, 2003 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 3 bed / 2.5 bath -12 ft. wide slip$302,500 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg. 3 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip$182,000 Bldg 4 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip$194,000 Bldg 5 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip$194,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Garden/Pool View 2 bed / 1 bath $113,000 Marina View 1 bed / 1 bathbeginning at $91,000 2 bed / 1 bath $121,000 VILLAS Beach Villa Subdivision Garden villa 2 bed / 2 bath extra features $157,300 Ocean Villa Subdivision 2 bed / 2 bath special garden location with pool view$260,000 2 bed / 2 bath with direct greenway access to ocean plus extra features$272,000 APARTMENTS Rock Point four-plex, 2 storey CBS apartment build ing, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath,living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. Must see.$280,000 TREASURE HOUSES Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool / waterfall 2 bed / 2 bath octagonal house$275,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 2 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other featuresStarting at $425,000 Plus 14% closing BRIGANTINE BAY ESTATES "Sea Cliff" newly completed 2 storey CBS home fully furnished. Living / dining / kitchen downstairs, bed rooms upstairs. Direct greenway access to Treasure Cay beach $431,000 Sableau Soleil Canal front with dock. Island simplicity home, 3 bed / 2 bath, detached garage with half bath. Waterfront view from master bedroom and open concept living / dining / kitchen. $430,500 WINDWARD BEACH Seaclusion Ocean front CBS house, 2 bed / 2 bath plus detached 20 x 30 2-car garage with extra bath. House has wonderful view as well as prevailing tradewinds $800,000 LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE Blue House One-of-a-kind beach front home designed by the Architect / Owner for family and beach living. 5 bed / 4 bath, large living / dining area with modern kitchen, wrap-around deck. Many, many extra features. $2,100,000 CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above. $1,169,000 "Sea Grapes" Directly on the ocean modern CBS fully tiled 3600 sq. ft. home on extra large lot with 215 ft. frontage. Features 3 bed / 3 bath, fully equipped kitchen, large living / dining area (open concept). Two bedrooms / living / dining / kitchen all face ocean side and have direct access to beautiful garden and beach. Garage and utility in main house with additional detached garage / work shop / storage. Grounds fully landscaped with irrigation / sprinkler system. MOTIVATED SELLER $1,600,000 Serenity A real Estate property. Modern 4 bed/4.5 bath, 5600 sq. ft., two storey CBS home with incredible ocean views. Upper level extra large, open concept living/dining/kitchen with outdoor covered balcony and master en-suite bed/bath. Lower level 2 bed/2 bath, lounge, wet bar plus additional bed/bath and double garage. Property has two fully landscaped lots with 290 feet ocean front. Special property with many, many additional features including 2 bed/1 bath caretakers cottage. $3,800,000 GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATES Safe Harbour Canal front with excellent elevation. Octagonal 825 sq. ft. garage / efficiency guest house with plans for main house. Dock with power in place. Must see.$369,000 Laguna brand new canal front, octagonal home,fully furnished, 3 bed/ 2 bath, modern open concept, living/dining/kitchen plus partially covered deck. Perfect island retreat for some lucky family $676,500 Island Times 2500 sq. ft. modern spacious 3 bed / 2 1/2 bath, living/dining/kitchen opening onto covered patio facing waterfront. Double garage/ utility. Extra adjacent lot. Total frontage 108 ft. $830,250 Seaductress / Harbours Edge Modern CBS 3 bed/ 3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, 80 ft., full serviced dock, 2 car garage including two vehicles. Exceptional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate. MOTIVATED SELLER$1,200,000 VACANT LOTS AVALABLE Windward Beach / Oceanfront beginning at $150,000 Canal Frontbeginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interiorbeginning at $25,000 Sandpiper Beach/ocean front$500,000Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it.For further details and pictures visit our web page at treasurecayrealestate.com Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.netMember SOLD SOLD SOLD On March 12 a Marsh Harbour woman reported that her husband entered her house without permission and took their son. When she attempted to retrieve him, her husband pushed her away. A man reported on March 12t that he was assaulted while at a bar in Dundas Town. He was attacked and beaten with iron pipes and 2 x 4s by six men. On March 18 Terrance Rodney Clarke was arrested for possession of marijuana. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three months. A Leisure Lee resident reported on March 14 that some entered his house, turned off the breaker switch and removed the pins of the door into the garage. Nothing was reported stolen. A Marsh Harbour resident reported on March 15 that someone broke into his house and stole gold jewelry and two old pieces of money. A man from Charlie Boo Yard in Marsh Harbour was found walking near the CIBC bank on March 16 with a crowbar and a box of frozen chicken. When the officer investigated, he found that the man had broken into an outside freezer behind Golden Grouper Restaurant and stolen two ten pound bags of chicken valued at $25. A 32' Contender boat with twin 250 HP Yamaha outboards was stolen on March 17 from a boat lift in Treasure Cay. The boat was valued at $110,000. It was subsequently recovered in Freeport, Grand Bahama. A man reported that the lower unit of his 85 PH Yamaha, valued at $2600 was stolen from his residence in Treasure Cay. A 17' Boston Whaler was stolen from the Government Dock in Green Turtle Cay on March 17. The boat was valued at $12,100. It was recovered on Crab Cay on March 19. A Dundas Town man was charged with having intercourse with a minor. His case will be tried on Grand Bahama. A Dundas Town woman reported that on March 22 a man assaulted her and threatened her with a switchblade knife at a night club in Marsh Harbour. A Dundas Town man reported on March 22 that he was hit in the face with a bottle by a known assailant. The incident took place at a bar in Dundas Town. On March 22 four men and one woman were found at Conch Inn with suspected marijuana and cash. Their boat, a 21-foot sports fishing boat, also contained suspected marijuana. The people were from Grand Bahama and Dundas Town. Someone broke into a boat named Tu Wreckless on March 23 while it was moored at Rosies Dock on Grand Cay. Eighty dollars was stolen. That same day an officer arrested a man of Grand Cay who repaid the money. On March 28 the mother of a 16-yearold boy complained that her son was attacked and beaten at Abaco Central High School by two other students at the school. A Marsh Harbour man reported on March 28 that he was assaulted and hit on the forehead with a bottle by a known man from Moores Island while he was at the basketball court in Dundas Town. A Dundas Town man reported that sometime on March 28 someone stole a 300 watt JVC speaker from his car which was at the Montgomery Mechanical Repair Shop. The speaker is valued at $345. A woman from the Mud reported on March 29 that three men accosted her with handguns. Tow wore masks. She gave the men $550 in cash. She knew the unmasked man by face only. A man from White Sound, Elbow Cay, reported on March 30 that someone stole one computer terminal from his residence. It is valued at $1000.Police Report Notice to American CitizensThe U.S. Embassy in Nassau has requested that all American citizens who have not been in contact with them to register with them now. This can be done by contacting the American Citizen Services Section. Their phone is 242-322-1181 ext. 4406, 4585 or 4547. You can fax them at 242-356-7174 or you can E-mail them at acsn@state.gov They are requesting that parents register children who are U.S. citizens. This is so they know what Americans are in the country and can contact them with emergency messages in the event of any problems, whether it is a hurricane or any other disaster. The Embassy is there to protect U.S. citizens. The U.S. government maintains many web sites which cover many areas of interest. The website www.travel.state.gov gives information about passports, visas for foreign citizens to enter the U.S., travel advisories and public announcements. Another is www.usembassy.state.gov/nassau which has helpful information.

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April 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 29 The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES Cabbage Cove 1/3 Acre Sea of Abaco Beach-front Building Sites Mid-way between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay................................# AB5142 -$ 118,000. 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. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Area 1 Acre 140' x 300' Ocean Beach-front Building Site super views..................# AB5113 $ 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 -104' x 80' Building site.......................................................................................................................# 3619 $ 86,000. Green Turtle Cay Splendid hill-top one acre building site. Great elevation, Wonderful White Sound and Sea of Abaco views......................................# AB5094 -$ 485,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Two Adjoining Hill-top lots Each with private boat slips ...................................................................# AB5148 $295,000. Available separately or together................................................................. # AB5149 $295,000.Sand Banks Creek One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90' of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of Treasure Cay. Limited Number Available....................... # AB5069 from: $ 63,700.South Abaco Old Kerr's 24.69 acres 327 ft. magnificent sandy beach-front. 1/2 hour from Marsh Harbour. Suitable for construction of cottages or small resort..................................# AB5104 -$ 222,000.Tilloo Cay "Thompson Tract" 7 acres. sea-to-sea, good elevation for great Sea of Abaco and Ocean Views can be divided into 2 3.5 acre parcels........# AB5113 -$965,000. HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 03/15/03Derek 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 VACANT LAND Katie Sands of Man-O-War was the lucky winner of the quilt made by April Parotti, shown in this photo, in memory of her father, the late Van Stratton. A cheque for $2505 was presented to the Cancer Society President, Hugh Cottis, on March 28. The date was significant, being the anniversary of Vans death. The quilt, representing many hours of design and needlework, is an appropriate way of recognising the numerous ways in which Van touched the Marsh Harbour community. Each square should be a remembrance of his contributions to business, local government, sports, schools, church and his family. The Cancer Society wishes to express its thanks to Mrs. Parotti and those who purchased tickets for this draw and to Mrs. Kim Roberts for her contribution to the completion of the quilt.Cancer Society Benefits from RaffleThanks to Hugh Cottis, President of the Abaco Branch of the Cancer Society, for the photo and caption. By Hugh Cottis In 1985 Rotary Club International launched the Polio Plus programme to protect children worldwide from the cruel and often fatal consequences of polio. Three years later the World Health Assembly challenged the world to eradicate this disease. Since that time Rotarys efforts and those of partner agencies including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Childrens Fund and governments around the world, have achieved a 99 percent reduction in the number of polio cases worldwide. Rotary has played a significant role in this achievement. The Rotary Club, the worlds largest service organization, stands at the brink of a great victory and looks forward to the global eradication of the disease by 2005, Rotarys centennial year. The truth is that while even a minuscule number of polio cases remain, the world will not be free of this threat to childrens health. Such cases would be a reservoir from which the disease could, yet again, spread quickly worldwide. The last pockets of the disease are in Asia and Africa. Money is the only obstacle to achieving eradication of polio. Rotary plans to raise $50 million before 2005. The Rotary Club of Abaco has pledged $6000 to this project. To this end all churches and schools on Abaco have been asked to assist. Other public fund raising events will follow. At this time only the Man-O-War community has come forward and Rotary acknowledges with gratitude the generosity and compassion shown by the Man-O-War Public School and Mr. and Mrs. Haziel Albury. Let us each appreciate that we in The Bahamas are singularly blessed. It is our duty to help those less fortunate. Share with Gods people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:13 Donations may be made c/o Hugh Cottis, P.O. Box AB 200449, Marsh Harbour or at the Royal Bank of Canada.Rotarys Polio Plus Appeal Madeira Park Plaza Suite 1 P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamas Phone:(242) 365-8061 Fax: (242) 365-8061Real Estate Sales Homes and Home Sites AcreageOcean Duplex Beach Villa: On Treasure Cay Beach. One bedroom/bath/kitchen/living room in each unit. 50 patio. Two extra building lots included. Like new in and out. Fully Shuttered Price: $480,000 (gross) On Treasure Cay Beach: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car garage plus full efficiency apartment. Price: $2,400,000 (gross) Galleon Bay Canal Home: Dock, ocean view, pool, 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms. Price: $1,250,000 (gross) On Treasure Cay Beach: 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms. Extra lot included. 200 on ocean, 600 depth. Price: $1,900,000 (gross) 1305 Mariners Cove: 1 bedroom, A/C, TV, fully furnished, facing pool. Price: $77,000 Harbour Entrance View: 4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms plus efficiency apartment. Two storey with glorious uninterrupted view over the Sea of Abaco. Price: $1,400,000 (gross) Real Estate All buildings are Red Iron, bolt-up kits in 26 gauge galv. that include engineered drawings and come in all sizes. 1-561-955-8800Abaco Artists Submit Art to National ShowBy Isobel Sherman A group of talented Abaco artists is preparing to exhibit at the Art Gallery in the Central Bank in Nassau. The two-week exhibit will occur in September. All of the artists are really excited about this opportunity. Marojolein Scott, one of the participating artists, says she has much work to do to be ready for the exhibit. Artists who will be exhibiting include Lori Thompson of Hope Town, Marjolein Scott of Great Cistern, Beth Sweeting of Marsh harbour, Colette Rolle-Bootle of Marsh Harbour, Vince McQueeney of Marsh Harbour and Harriet Thompson of Marsh Harbour. This is the first time a group of artists from Abaco will have an exhibition at the Central Bank Art Gallery and it is considered a prestigious event for them. Advertise in The Abaconian

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Page 30 The Abaconian April 15th, 2003March 22. The following people were winers. $5000 Gift Certificate Lauren Moreno Computer System T. Glinton Round trip for 2 to Florida David Sands Round trip for 2 to W Palm B Dustin Russell 19" television Devaughn McIntosh 19" television Bullard Round Trip for 2 to Nassau or Eleuthera Olga Bethel Tiffany Lamp Linda Russell Round Trip for 2 to Freeport Coreisa Kemp Weekend Getaway for 2 Merlene Benn $100 Gift Certificate Kendy Anderson $100 Gift Certificate Melek Moultrie Various PTA members were blindfolded to draw the winning tickets. The barrel which contained the raffle tickets was designed by Curtis Sands, Harrison Pinder, Grant Sands and Scott Thompson. National Championships By Isobel Sherman Even though there was no Inter School Track and Field Championship this year on Abaco, teams from the various schools were allowed to compete in the National School Championships held in Freeport on March 19-22. Forest Heights Academy had two students competing, S.C. Bootle had a 29member team and Abaco Central High School had 11 juniors competing. Special arrangements were made in advance for the teams to compete.Abaco Central High SchoolJunior Track Team Did Well at Nationals The 11-member junior track and field Everyone enjoyed the fun and games at the S.C. Bootle High School fair held on March 29. These children are enjoying ice cream. Later in the night Sweet Emily provided entertainment which brought huge crowds. More School News SchoolFrom Page 15 One of the favorite games at the S.C. Bootle High School Fair was the dunking game. Teachers and students all tolerated being doused with a bucket of water to raise money for several projects that the school is wanting to accomplish. These include improvements to the school library and constructing a canopy in their court yard to provide protection from the sun and rain while the students are between classes. Shown here is Angelta Pritchard who contributed to the event in her own way. Please see School Page 31 Brent Cartwright coldbank@abacoinet.com Mailin Sands msands@abacoinet.com LIGHTBOURN REALTYOffice# (242) 367-2992 Fax# (242) 367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Gr een T ur tle Cay Of ficeChris Farrington Agent Office# (242) 365-4695 Fax# (242) 365-4697 Email: chris.f@batelnet.bsYellowwood #0301 NEW LISTING 2/2 home with modern kitchen and 8 persons sitting bar, seperate tv room, manicured lawn, only minutes away from Cherokee Sound, 100' x 300+/-, detatched 1 bedroom effiency. $289,900 Great Abaco Club #0082 3/2 canalfront home, furnished and features a private dock and has lovely views of the Sea of Abaco. $585,000 Guana Cay #0271 4/2 two story house that sits on a high bluff boasting of views of the Sea of Abaco. Features private dock, and a 2/1 apartment downstairs. Great rental potential $699,000 MAKING REAL ESTATE REALEASY.TMwww.coldwellbankerbahamas.comSand Banksvacant property available in the Sand Banks area, various sizes, Call today.-GREAT PRICES STARTI NG AT #39,500. Motivated Seller Great Abaco ClubVacant lot available. This lot has the most canal frontage in the club. Dont miss this opportunity. Call our office today! Guana CayGorgeous beachfront property available. 100 X 700 deep. Also 70 x 240 deep. Call today to find out more! Marsh HarbourTwo, 2/1 apartments for sale, 1/1 efficiency in the rear also, fairly new appliances, furnished, fenced yard.-$228,000 Cabbage PointAcreage available in 5 acre plots, with financing. 20% down balance over 5 years. Call today for more details. Casuarina Point-vacant lot available, approx. 10,000sq.ft -$25,000 Bahama Palm Shores-Call about our many listed properties in this fast growing community. Starting as low as $15,000 Marsh Harbour2 acres of prime residential property. Runs 190 on the beautiful Sea of Abaco.-Call for details. Marsh HabourBeautiful 3/2 home in the Great Abaco Club. Features include private dock, outside deck, the lovely view of the Sea of Abaco and is sold fully furnished-$585,000 Yellowwood-Hilltop lot available. Magnificent views of the Atlantic. Close to Cherokee Sound and Little Harbour.-US$59,500 Little Harbour-Vacant lots on the rocky shoreline overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Also beachfront lots available as well. Call for more details. Man-O-War-Vacant property available. Inland lots within walking distance to a beach-Call for more information. Man-O-War Cay2/1 charming cottage available in heart of town. Perfect for a vacation home. Close to all conveniences and close walk to a few lovely beaches. Dont delay. $159,000 Three bedroom two bath vacation home located near to beaches and resorts. House is being sold fully furnished and ready to enjoy. Includes standby generator, water cistern and plenty of storage area. Offered at $375,000 Waterfront with dock. Unique two bedroom / two bath octagonal tree house overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Perched high above the ground amongst the trees, this house is aptly named Hummingbird. Offered at $275,000 Quiet residential lot near beach and public dock. $35,000 Two lots in Coco Bay area. $40,000 each Hill top lots with view of the sea. Starting at $55,000 This is the view from the porch of this spectacular retreat which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. A lovely secluded home that boasts everything from a romantic wood burning fireplace, to rattan furnishings, ceramic tiles and cypress woodwork throughout. Offered at $1,420,000

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April 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 31 Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 HOMES "Demwells" Elbow Cay Buttonwood Bay 1,056 sq.ft New home on 1/3 acre 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathOver 600 sq.ft. of Covered verandahs and deck. Excellent design and use of space. Convenient location. Great View Furnished # AB88 NEW LISTING $530,000The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 03/15/03 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 ...................................................# 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. O ne Block from beach, two minute walk..................................# AB76 -$275,000Elbow Cay North End "Silver Butte" 2 bedroom 2 bath Beach House almost 1/2 Acre, 130' of Beach-front on beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. Superb Ocean Views Furnished......# AB70 -$ 938.000Elbow 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 Great Cistern "Sea View" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,900 sq.ft. home 700 sq.ft. of covered verandahs, Over 1/2 acre of land central A/C private beach access Superb Sea of Abaco Views. Furnished ..................# AB90 $ 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 "Ridge Runner" -2,160 sq.ft. home 1.3 Acres. 2 bedroom, 1 bath 2nd floor living space 1 bedroom, 1 bath 1st floor apartment. Private Dock Fabulous Views -Furnished. # AB85 -$945,000 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 Family Residence 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath -2,265 sq.ft. living space on two floors on 1 1/2 secluded acres................... .......................................................................................................................# AB35 $945,000 Green Turtle Cay "Surcouf" 2,130 sq.ft home on 1/4 acre 2nd Floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath Separate 1st. floor apartment 1 bedroom, 1 bath Across road f rom beach. Good income potential. Furnished....... # AB86 $750,000Leisure 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 $ 340,0 00Man-O-War Cay "Joe's Beach Cottage" 2,296 sq.ft home. 1 bedroom, 1 bath 2nd floor living space. 2 bedroom, 1 Bath 1st. floor apartment. Good income producer Minute from ocean beach. Furnished # AB61 $410,000 Man-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 l ift 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 bedroom, 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 $395,000 Treasure 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 "Lookout House" Marsh Harbour Eastern Shore 1,600 sq.ft. home on sea-to-sea 3/4 acre. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathsNew addition and Renovation. Beautifully landscaped Private Dock Fabulous Views Furnished # AB91 NEW LISTING $1,120,000 Derek Lee, BRI Abaco District Managing BrokerRetta Thomas Office Manager Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-4608 Fax: (242) 367-5452 e.mail: dereklee@oii.netMargot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War Cay, Abaco Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.comChristopher PlummerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.comJohn CashEstate Agent Treasure Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 e.mail: jic@oii.netRoscoe Thompson, IIIEstate Agent Elbow Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 366-0665 e.mail: roscoe@hgchristie.com"Beach Point House" Marsh Harbour Eastern Shore 2,500 sq.ft. 5 bedroom, 3 bath home 1,200 sq.ft. of verandahs and decks. 3/4 acre on Sea of Abaco Designed in several levels, two complete living units Beach fabulous Views Furnished # AB89 NEW LISTING $1,775,000 team from Abaco Central really shone at the National School Track and Field Championships. With Coach Elva Davis the team, all under 15 years of age, travelled to Freeport for the three-day event. The team has been training since last October. Overall the team was 9th out of 43 schools participating in that division. Nadaige Dumercy captured a bronze medal in the 1500 metre. In addition she was in the top eight for the 800-metre semi final and actuMore School News SchoolFrom Page 30 ally had the 4th best time in the 800 metres. Rosena Augustin made it to the finals in the 400 metres. Traz Nixon made it to the semi finals in the 100 metre. Edline Dumercy was in the top eight best starters in the 800 metres. In the 4 x 4 100 relays the team of Magaly Toussaint, Rosena Augustin, Edlin and Nadaige Dumercy placed 6th. The team won their division. In the field events Mrs. Davis said even though they had no long jump pit to practice and no bars to practice the high jump, Kenisha Murray came 11 out of 24 in the long jump, Rosena Augustin came 6th out of 18 in the high jump and Traz Nixon did well in the high jump also. Mrs. Davis is extremely proud of her team. What is so impressive is that this was the first time for the whole team to compete at a national level and the fact that all are under 15, their future in track and field is going to be sensational. The team will travel to Miami the first weekend in June to compete in the North West Classic Track and Field Meet.Student Nominated in Awards ProgramBy Portia Jonsson Jason Evans, a student of St. Francis de Sales School was selected as a nominee for the 2003 Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Awards Program. This prestigious annual national recognition ceremony for primary school students was established in 1997. It will be held on May 17 and will recognize over 70 young, talented primary school students. These students will be representing the hundreds of primary schools students from throughout The Bahamas and will be saluted for their high scholastic and extra curricular achievements. Scotia Bank made a cash donation toward the canopy for the court yard at S.C. Bootle High School. Shown above is Mrs. Courtney Chandler of Scotia Bank, Ms. Rebecca Valderjean, art teacher at S.C. Bootle, Ms. Maureen Gardiner, Branch Manager of Scotia Bank Manager, and a friend from Coopers Town. Bahamas Billfish Championship Set to Kick OffBy Isobel ShermanThe Annual Bahamas Billfish Championship Series is set to kick off on April 21 at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour. According to Kevie Thomas, Sales Manager of Abaco Resort and Boat Harbour, 50 boats have already registered for the first leg of this five-leg tournament. Fishing will begin on April 22 and will continue through April 26. This year for the first time all five legs will be held on Abaco. The first leg and the final leg are at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour with the other legs at Walkers Cay, Spanish Cay and Treasure Cay. Tournament director is Mr. Al Behrendt. Advertise in The Abaconian

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Page 32 The Abaconian April 15th, 2003 BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. This fenced-in area has electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet for just $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 3596658Minimum 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 242-367-3677Black Wood Elegant, fully furnished two bedroom apts. At entrance to Black Wood. Call 365-0614 or 554-8424 Central Abaco 2 bed/1 bath, 1 bed/1 bath, new, fully furnished, central A/C, cable hook-up, only serious apply. Call 367-3720 leave message. Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale pools, docks, reunions, special occasions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways. 242-3660224 Fax: 242-366-0434 Marsh Harbour 2 bed/2 bath duplex apt. fully furnished. Call 357-6947 Houses and Land For Sale or Rent Classified Advertisements RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS 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 Little Harbour. Great ocean view, furnished 2 bed with A/C, 2 baths, sun deck, screened porch, w/all amenities. Rent $850/wk. Long term rental available. Sell for $250,000 Call 242-366-3515 or 850-230-8212 Marsh Harbour, Little Orchard, one bedroom apt. fully furnished. Asking $500 monthly. 3672373. Leave message Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates 2 bed, 1 bath apt.. fully furnished, washer & dryer. Cable available. $1000/ mo. Call 359-6523 Simmons PlaceRentals Apartments Office Space Store FrontBarbara M. SimmonsPhone 242-367-2922 East Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, Abaco simmonsplace2002@yahoo.com RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS NOTICEIN THE ESTATE OF ARNOLD JOSEPH EDWARDS (a.k.a.) ARNOLD EDWARDS late of Dundas Town, Abaco and of 199-5721 Avenue, Whitestone, Queens County New York, U.S.A., 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 debts or claims certified in writing to the undersigned on or before 15th May, 2003, and if required, to prove such debts or claims, or in default be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts or claims are proved; after the above date the Personal Representative will distribute the assets having regard only to the proved debts or claims of which he 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 15th May, 2003. ALEXIOU, KNOWLES & CO. Attorneys for the Personal Representative Stratton Drive, P. O. Box AB-20115 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The BahamasAbaco Family Medicine Welcomes New DoctorBy Portia Jonsson Abaco Family Medicine clinic in Marsh Harbour is pleased to welcome Dr. Jay Downs as a parttime member of their staff. Dr. Downs is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and is Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He has extensive experience in undersea and hyper baric medicine. Dr. Downs has over 25 years experience working in trauma centers in Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Virginia. Initially, Dr. Downs will work in the office of Abaco Family Medicine periodically with the hope that he will join their staff permanently in the near future. He is an avid surfer, diver and sailor. Abaco Family Medicine is fortunate to have found such an eminently qualified physician willing to relocate to Abaco. We all look forward to having Dr. Downs join our community.Doctor Receives HonorDr. Ray Heimbecker, OC, MD, received the Queens Jubilee Medal in 2002. He has now been awarded the Order of Ontario in recognition of his pioneer heart research and his volunteer medical work on Abaco and Bombay and New Delhi, India. Dr. Heimbecker is a long time second home owner in Hope Town.Local Student Receives Prestigious AwardJerome Menard, a graduate of Abaco Central High School, has been honored with one of the most prestigious awards the American academic community can bestow selection to Whos Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Each year this honors program recognizes students who combine a strong academic background with leadership skills evidenced in extracurricular involvement in campus and community activities. Outstanding students have been honored its annual directory since 1934. Mr. Menard, who has been attending Johnson & Wales University in Miami with the help of an Abaco Pathfinder Scholarship since 2001, will be graduating with a Bachelors degree in culinary arts this May. After graduation, he will be interning at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Naples, Florida.Abaco Youth Serve OverseasBy Portia Jonsson As the war rages on in the Middle East we must all reflect on the fact that it is closer to home than we think as two of Abacos own are serving in the US military. Sergeant Jennifer S. McIntosh is the daughter of Luke and Karen McIntosh of Green Turtle Cay. She began her schooling on Abaco, then attended high school in New York and Florida. In December 1999 she graduated from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, with a Bachelors degree in criminal justice. She was recruited into the US Army during her final year at Florida Atlantic University. In January 2000 she entered Boot Camp at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. then continued her training at Fort Huachuca, People in the NewsDr. Jay Downs Arizona. Jennifer is now stationed at Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii. After September 11, 2001, Sgt. McIntosh was one of six soldiers chosen from her base to serve in the fight against terrorism. On her 25th birthday she was transferred to Pakistan, but was based at Headquarters, McDill AFB, Tampa, Florida, for six months instead. This past January Sgt. McIntosh re-enlisted into the Army for another six years. The special ceremony was officiated by Jennifers grandfather, Colonel Donald H. Smith, US Marine Corps Retired, at Jennifers home in Green Turtle Cay while she was on leave. Most Abaconians know Col. Smith as Fr. Don Smith, who served the Anglican Church on Abaco for over 25 Sergeant Jennifer S. McIntosh is shown above being sworn in for a second six-year term in the U.S. Army. The swearing in took place in a special ceremony in Green Turtle Cay with her grandfather, Col Donald Smith, Retired Marine Corp officer, officiating. Please see People Page 35 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT Buying? 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April 15th, 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 Elbow Cay 3 bed / 3bath cottage on 1/3 acre, nicely landscaped, central A/C. $190,000 Call 366-0583 Home located on Guana Cay or Hope Town Offering owner financing with down payment. Please call 727-937-2159 or E-mail sailaholics@cs.com Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, Rentals and Sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or Fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Hope Town Conch Crawl Cottage beautiful vacation home. Accommodates up to 14 people. Leave message at 242-367-4550 Little Harbour beautiful ocean view, 2 story, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, living & dining room, large game room with wet bar, ceramic tile and carpet, 3 large decks including 1 screened, central air, UV water purification system, elecricity to home, plue 12.5 KW back-up generator. $499,900. Call 242-366-3515 or 477-5198 Lubbers Quarters near Hope Town. Water front houses, private docks, great views, turnkey, furnished, rental history, amenities. Owner 242-366-3100. www.abacotoday.com/lubbers Houses and Land For Sale or RentClassified Advertisements PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE HOUSE WANTED PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE 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 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 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. $1.6 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 Sandra Evans, BRIMultiple-listing Broker sandra@abacorealtor .comDavid CoteMultiple Listing Agent david@abacorealtor.com East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.comSERVING ALL THE BAHAMAS Exclusively for YouBahama Coral Island: Special hill top sites. Invest or build. $8500 each Leisure Lee: Oversize, awesome water views, private beach. $22,900 Cormorant Pond: Beautiful, buildable, water frontage, 1 acre. $35,000 Boat Harbour, Guana Cay: 360 views, shared dockage. $65,000 $80,000 Coral Point: 7 1 acre hill top home sites. Private enclave. $69,900 Cabbage Point: Pristine area, 1 acre beach front, covenants. $117,900 Great Cistern Cay: 24 acres suitable for subdivision. $205,000 Bahama Palm Shores: Classic beach house, lots of wow factor $339,000 Coral Point Villa : One of the best, executive style, water front. $60,900 Susans Cove: Dockage, hot tub, two houses, beach, views. $747,200 Lynyard Cay water front, 2 acres w/cottage and tool room. 120 dock and 23 Seacraft w/ 200 HP Yamaha. $600,000 Call 366-3507 Marsh Harbour 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath home on Cove Estates, garage, efficiency on first level, furnished. Call 367-5586 MUST SELLINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY REAL ESTATE IN ABACOSandy Point 4 bed, 2 bath 13,545 sq. ft. South Street Lot #119 Dundas Town 1/2 acre, 2 storey 4 bed, 2 bath, family rm Lot #25 Murphy Town Incomplete duplex one unit completed comprising 2 bed, 1 bath 6,900 sq. ft. Lot #60 Murphy Town Vacant Land 11,277 sq. ft. Lot #78B Dundas Town Vacant Land 10,810 sq. ft. Lot # 21 Murphy Town Commercial building 6,500 sq. ft. Lot #70 Murphy Town Duplex 2 2 bed, 1 bath 11,232 sq. ft. Lot #78 Dundas Town L-shape triples 3 2 bed, 1 bath units 9,000 sq. ft. Area for small shop Lot #18B Murphy Town 3 bed, 2 bath Newly repaired 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #67 Treasure Cay Vacant Land Multi-family 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #65 Block #167For condition of sale and any other information contact M. Gardiner or M.T. Rolle at 367-2141.BIDS ONLYMarsh Harbour Duplex 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days Murphy Town lot by Parkers on the water, 100 x 100. Ocean view. $25,000 Call 3660583 ChurchFrom Page 26 tion to the sermon, Scripture readings and items by the choir, there were offerings by the Praise and Worship team, and the Praise Dance Teams. The service was opened with an invocation by Bishop Irvin Hart from the Soul Saving Church of God in Christ, Nassau, and Sis Joy Cierrea Archer gave a welcome The Abaco Youth Ministries was started three years ago by Rev. Emmit Archer, who received a vision from the Lord to minister to the young people of this island. His wife, Beverly, assists him in his pastorate. The church now has fifty members, the majority of whom are teenagers. Initially, it began as a prayer ministry and later a food and clothing ministry was born. The next project will be to build a Crisis Centre, which will be a facility for abused women and children where they will be able to stay while they get their lives back together. While at the centre they will receive education and Christian guidance. Eventually, the pastors would also like to see a sporting facility take shape. There is already a recreation room where people can get together for relaxation and games on a Saturday night. It is encouraging to note how the pastors have the interests of all their members at heart. This is the only church I know where young men are involved in Praise Dance. Since young men are more interested in Martial Arts than pure dance, they were encouraged to invent their own interpretations and hence Kick Dance was formed which is an innovative combination of dance and Karate. The emphasis on youth in this church is very profound and the young people are encouraged to take part in all aspects of church life. The last Sunday of every month is Youth Sunday when the complete service is turned over to the young people. They teach Sunday school, lead the Bible Study and Praise and Worship, preach the message and conduct special prayer sessions for students needing help in any part of their lives. Although the emphasis is especially on youth, at this church all are welcome and there is music to suit everyones taste from traditional church music to the more modern vibrant music the younger generation prefers. Reverends Emmit and Beverly Archer are doing wonderful work firmly believing that God has great things in store for Abaco and preaching that there is no vision without provision. A letter of complaint signed by many residents in the neighborhood of Mackerels Restaurant was read. Objections were made about the noise from loud music and the rowdy behavior of bar patrons. The residents asked that the outside bar be closed with drinks sold inside and served with meals as specified on the license. They asked that music be played at a volume consistent with a residential restaurant and which should not be heard beyond the dining room. Local Govt.From Page 17 Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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MAN-O-WAR 150 from Atlantic Ocean, 3 minutes away from Sandy Beach. $100,000. HOPE TOWN EXCELLENT VALUE North End 1/2 acre building site with ocean view very close to sandy beach. Excellent value $114,000. Internet Ref. #1680 HOPE TOWN 3.1 Acres on Sea of Abaco. Excellent elevation. $990,000. Internet Ref. #1681 TILLOO CAY 2 lots south of The Castle with superb elevation. Access to beach and common dock area. $75,000 each. Internet Ref. #1631 TILLOO CAY Ocean front property with sea to sea views. Access to power and dock. $89,000. Ref. #1630 UNDER CONTRACT LUBBERS QUARTERS Waterfront lot with dock access $140,000. Interior lot with view $46,000.LOTS FOR SALE OTHER LISTINGSGREAT ABACO CLUB 3/2 with master spa bath, fully furnished, deepwater dockage, gated community with Beach Club privileges. Good rental record. $589,000. Ref. #1417 REGATTAS OF ABACO Ground floor 2/2, central A/C, granite countertops, appliances. $199,000. Int. 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Dorros Cove Subdivison1700 sq. feet, 3b/2bFireplace and A/CAlmost 1 acre landscapedPanoramic ocean viewPrivate dock slipFully furnished$990,000$990,000 $990,000$990,000 $990,000NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING RUSSVALE APARTMENTSMARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOURGrGr GrGr Gr eat Investment eat Investment eat Investment eat Investment eat InvestmentInternet Ref. 16697 Apartments in Total6 2bed 1 bath units1 1 bed 1 bath unitAir-conditionedFurnishedExcellent Location$795,000$795,000 $795,000$795,000 $795,000 COMMERCIAL PROPCOMMERCIAL PROPCOMMERCIAL PROPCOMMERCIAL PROPCOMMERCIAL PROPERER ERER ER TYTY TYTY TY EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVEMARSH HARBOURNear AirportInternet Ref. 3,000 sq. ft.Ideal for retail store or business location2 upstairs apartmentsLots of parkingOWNER MUST SELL!!$400,000$400,000 $400,000$400,000 $400,000 COCONUT COTTAGEHH HH HOPEOPE OPEOPE OPE T T T T TOWNOWN OWNOWN OWN/E/E /E/E /ELBOWLBOW LBOWLBOW LBOW C C C C CAA AA A YY YY YInternet Reference Adorable Colonial style 2/2Ocean view across the street from sandy beach1,000 sq. ft. central a/cElevation with nice breezeDetached garageExcellent rental$$ $$ $ 415,000415,000 415,000415,000 415,000 SUMMERWINDSHH HH HOPEOPE OPEOPE OPE T T T T TOWNOWN OWNOWN OWN/E/E /E/E /ELBOWLBOW LBOWLBOW LBOW C C C C CAA AA A YY YY YInternet Reference ABSOLUTELY TURNKEY!Dorros Cove SubdivisionOcean front 3 bed, 2 bathCentral a/c & fully furnishedHeated swimming poolWatermaker & Generator2 car garage, private dock slip$$ $$ $ 1,299,0001,299,000 1,299,0001,299,000 1,299,000 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 CongratulationsMr. & Mrs. Elvis Keywho were joined in Holy Matrimony February 14th, 2003, in Hope TownFF FF F rr rr r om Marom Mar om Marom Mar om Mar ina andina and ina andina and ina and Her FHer F Her FHer F Her F amilamil amilamil amil yy yy y In Loving Memory ofMarMar MarMar Mar vin D. Higgsvin D. Higgs vin D. Higgsvin D. Higgs vin D. HiggsJune 15th, 1952 April 20th, 2002 God saw you getting tired, A cure was not to be, So He put His arms around you And whispered, Come to Me. With tearful eyes we watched you, And saw you fade away, Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. Many times we thought of you Many times weve cried, If love alone could save you You never would have died. A golden heart stopped beating Your tender hands at rest, God took you home to prove to us He only takes the best.We miss you, The Family able for refuse. Their refuse will come to the mainland to the landfill. His Ministry has long range plans and is well on its way in accomplishing them. There are plans for a clinic in Cherokee Sound. The present building has been condemned so they are now looking for a temporary facility. However, projects are expensive and personnel is limited. South Abaco is expanding with new subdivisions. He felt that Sandy Point and Crossing Rocks are areas with much growth potential. Dr. Bethel was accompanied by a group of doctors and health care officials as well as Ministry of Works personnel as that Ministry was responsible for the renovations. ClinicFrom Page 3 the ground we live on, we have turned to neglect and are more enamored with the little bit of money we are now making from the tourism goose. So few realize or even care of the dire consequences that neglecting the problems with our tourism industry will have. Ms. A gatha Marcelle was on Abaco last month talking of the poor attitudes of those in the tourism industry and the effect it has on tourists. Also, there is a prevailing lack of concern for our environment which is the basis of our tourism product. We have litter from the sides of roads to the shorelines and even in the sea. We have magnificent historic houses, buildings, lighthouse and more that are being allowed to fall to ruin. We have so much to thank God for in this beautiful country we live in. But instead, we slap Him in the face and litter and dont care for what He has given us. The moral of the story is true. We need to understand it fully and decide what we can do to prevent sharing a similar fate as the lowly countryman did. If we dont take pride in this beautiful country that we have been blessed to be born in, the prosperity we now enjoy as millions from around the world enjoy or sun, sand and sea, will be gone! This is what we face now in The Bahamas. We have the power to change the outcome of our story. RobertsFrom Page 10

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April 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 35 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 9.8 Mercury, long shaft, electric, sail boat model, in storage 10 years. Runs great. $500 Call 365-6433 tlbrabant@yahoo.com 98 Honda Outboard, 15 HP, like new, $1500 OBO. Call 375-8809 100 HP Mariner. Asking $1700. Call 367-3526 or 357-6533 17 Mako Good shape, 90 Yamaha, Bimini & dodger, GPS, VHF and DF. $10,000 Call 3656433. tlbrabant@yahoo.com 22 Laravee, 1996 w/ 130 HP Yamaha, Bimini top, new gauges, center concole, excellent condition. DUTY PAID. US $11,500 Can be seen at Outboard Shop 30 2 Formula with 2 25o Yanmar diesel engines, excellent condition. Call Wallace 3656048 34 Mainship III, 1983, 200 HP diesel and 8 KW gen. Sleeps 4, large flybridge, 2 A/C, icemaker, transom door, swim platform, more. Only 7 gph at 10 mph cruise. Ready to cruise or fish. Located Spanish Wells. 242-333-4601 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. 98 Ford Taurus Sta Wgn, special addition, leather interior, center console, alum. wheels, 24 valve engine, low mileage, like new. Call 365-8188 93 Toyota Camry. Call for price. Phone 3672326 days 98 Kia Sportage, auto, leather int., fully loaded. Call 367-2631 after 5 Jeep Wrangler, perfect condition, 30,000 miles. $12,000 Call 365-5153 VEHICLES 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 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 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 Supply DepotHotel, Restaurant and Commercial SuppliesBlue WarehouseGovernment Subdivision Marsh HarbourPh/Fax 367-2128Call us or stop by100 KW Perkins diesel generator 2001, used as stand-by, self contained. ready to go. Call 359-6707 EQUIPMENT FOR SALE ROCK & FILL 97 LTDSand Rock Quarry Cracker Dust Topsoil Tel: 242-367-3650 Fax: 242-367-2988 MERCHANDISE FOR SALEFly rod, 9 #8 Thomas & Thomas w Ross reel w/ acc, used once, cost $750. Best offer. 3656433. tlbrabant@yahoo.com REWARD OFFERED$5000 Reward offered for return of small green silk case of jewelry stolen or lost between Jan 27-29 in Elbow Cay or Marsh Harbour. Those with information or leads please contact the Abaco Inn. Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsDon MacKay Blvd. near Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5Tropical Souvenirs New Generation ConstructionSpeicializing in Private Home Construction, Renovations, Tile Cabinetry, Masonry, Paint, etc. Ph. 365-0614 375-3863 Black Wood James Baillou Daily Scheduled FlightsFt. Lauderdale AbacoCharters and Cargo AvailableCall 367-3597 366-0069 Or 954-359-0380 Diane FletcherChartered Accountant ________________________________Financial Statement Preparation Business Licenses Audits and Investigations Accounting Software Installation and Training Specializing in Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207 Abaco Cellular 559-8889 Abaco Starters & Alternators RebuildersForeign & U S Cars, Marine Diesel Engines Industrial Equipment Repairs & Service We stock alternator & starter partsCall 367-4970 Freight Service The Lord ProvidesBetween Marsh Harbour, Nassau, Freeport, Inagua & Haiti Every six weeks Hubert and Mary Thassou at 357-6707 Classified Ads Bring Results Call 367-3202 COMMERCIAL SERVICESthe All Age School during the 30s and early 40s. He is fondly remembered by his students and was honoured by them in the 1990s. After moving to Nassau, he never forgot the people of Green Turtle Cay and was there to offer assistance when asked. He and his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren visited each year. Mr. Roberts will be missed. Mrs. Evelyn Roberts died on March 26 after suffering a stroke. Born in England in 1914, she moved to the Bahamas as a baby. Her father was the late Dr. Walter Kendrick, who was loved by all who knew him. Evelyn spent her entire life on Green Turtle Cay. She was a very outgoing person who was present at any functions in the community. Before the days of E-mail, she wrote to pen pals all over the world. She loved animals, especially chickens and cats. Granny, as she was affectionately called by her grandchildren and their friends, is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Anne and Ross Sawyer, Linda and Calvin Schrum, Martha and Wade Cash, Bonnie and Steve Russell, 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and other relatives and friends. We will miss Granny.War Brings ConcernThe War in Iraq is on our minds and on our televisions. We are all concerned about the possible effects on our economy. We hope that persons looking to enjoy some rest and relaxation will realize that Abaco is safe and just a short distance from Florida! We are also concerned about our own Jennifer McIntosh, who is in the military. We all hope and pray that Jennifer will not be on the front lines in Iraq, and that she will return home safely. Jennifer is the daughter of Luke and Karen McIntosh. We are looking forward to Easter, which is late this year. It will be nice to have a break and hopefully the weather will be nice enough for the official start of picnics on Easter Monday! CaysFrom Page 23 years beginning in 1972. The re-enlistment ceremony was a tremendously proud moment for all who attended, knowing that during such trying times in the world, their Jennifer, a little island girl, was willing to stand with her fellow soldiers and help preserve freedom for all. Jennifer was required to stand in front of a USA flag held by her parents Luke and Karen McIntosh during the ceremony. This USA flag was then donated to Green Turtle Cays flag collection and is flown every Saturday with the Bahamian flag at the Stone Dock, the public dock next to the Green Turtle Cay ferry dock. PeopleFrom Page 32

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