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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 11, NUMBER 9, MAY 1ST, 2003 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction Social Services Minister Tours AbacoHon. Melanie Griffin Consulted with Local Social Service Personnel The Hon. Melanie Griffin, Minister of Public Services and Community Development, toured Abaco on April 10 and 11 visiting Coopers Town, Sandy Point and Marsh Harbour. She was accompanied by Ms. Barbara Burrows, Permanent Secretary, and Ms. Mellany Zonicle, Director of Social Services. Shown above are, left to right, Mr. Jolton Johnson, Administrator for South Abaco Ms. Charlemae Fernander, from for Social Services on Abaco, Ms. Burrows, Ms. Griffin, Mr. Gary Knowles, Senior Administrator for North Abaco, and Ms. Zonicle.BREA Has Abaco Chapter SeaWind Held Open HouseThe new ferry, the SeaWind, arrived on Abaco on April 15 for Abaconians to see. The boat is equipped to carry passengers in comfortable seating as well vehicles and freight. Please see story on page 2. Abaco has formed a chapter of the Bahamas Real Estate Association. Members are shown here after one of their monthly meetings. They are, front row, left to right, Roscoe Thompson, Sandra Evans, Derek Lee and Anne Albury; middle row Kathleen Albury, Kerry Sullivan, Mailin Sands, Jessica Pinder, Kathy Bethell, David Cote, Elaine Thompson and Sharon Pinder; back row Chris Plummer, Brent Cartwright, Chris Farrington, Ed Newell, Chad Sawyer and John Cash. See story on page 21. Remember Mothers Day on May 11The Minister for Social Services and Community Development, Ms. Melanie Griffin, visited Coopers Town, Marsh Harbour and Sandy Point on April 10 and 11. Her visits to Coopers Town and Sandy Point were brief and were basically fact finding missions. Accompanying Ms. Griffin was Ms. Mellany Zonicle, Director of Services, and Mrs. Barbara Burrows, Permanent Secretary. The trip was shortened when the early morning Bahamasair flight was forced to turn back due to extreme weather between Cherokee and Marsh Harbour, finally arriving by mid-afternoon. While in Marsh Harbour Ms. Griffin held a morning workshop at the Resource Center with agencies dealing with juvenile problems. Attending were the Magistrate, the Prosecutor, Social Services and the Juvenile Panel. The workshop gave the various agencies a better appreciation of the problems and what must be done to improve the situation. The ultimate goal is to reintroduce children into their setting and not perpetuate confinement in Nassau treatment centers. On Friday afternoon she visited the Every Child Counts facility operated by the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. She was visibly impressed with the discipline of the students and the dedication of the staff. She was impressed with the program and hoped it could be expanded throughout the Please see Griffin Page 16

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Page 2 The Abaconian May 1st, 2003 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICEICE ICEICE ICE RENTRENT RENTRENT RENT ALAL ALAL AL BIKESBIKES BIKESBIKES BIKES The SeaWind a new catamaran ferry which will soon offer service between Nassau and Sandy Point, spent April 15 at the dock in Sandy Point, opening it to the public for viewing. Normal cruising time between Nassau and Sandy Point will be three hours while in heavy seas it will require three and a half hours. The large 260foot long ferry is an impressive, luxurious boat which will accommodate passengers, vehicles and freight. The boat has three decks, with the lowest deck for vehicles and freight. The middle deck is enclosed, fully air conditioned and offers movies and music. That deck has a snack bar and comfortable seating. The upper deck is covered but opened-sided with additional seating. They expect to offer a level of service to Abaco by June 1. However, at this time they are dependent on the tide to allow access to the public dock in Sandy Point. The company has not made any decision on what to do about docking facilities there. The public dock is exposed to weather and dredging would be required to allow the boat to be on a schedule independent of the tides. The SeaWind was built in Brisbane, Australia and arrived in The Bahamas in March. It is now traveling between Nassau and Andros, Eleuthera and Exuma. The boat cruises at 18 knots with a maximum speed of 22 knots. It can accommodate 300 passengers on regular runs. This number approaches 600 passengers when the boat is chartered for a special event and not carrying any freight or vehicles. The boat will have a crew a of seven and draws six and a The interior of the SeaWind is very comfortable and will accommodate passengers nicely. This deck is completely air conditioned and offers music, movies and a snack bar as well as great viewing. Shown above is the eating area adjoining the food service area.SeaWind Will Offer Fast Service 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 half feet when loaded. It can carry several 20-foot and 40-foot containers as well as palletized freight. It can carry up to 40 vehicles, depending on the number of containers aboard. The SeaWind is owned by Bahamas SeaRoad and will be operated by Bahamas Ferry. Passenger fares and costs for transporting vehicles and freight will be definite after they resolve the problem of dockage. They had anticipated building a ramp next to the public dock in Sandy Point but they now realize that it would require much dredging initially and perhaps dredging regularly to maintain the depth they require. The company is working to provide service to Abaco. They realize that it would be a tremendous economic boost to Sandy Point and would provide many opportunities for peripheral businesses to develop. 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 Restaurant

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May 1st, 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 acre.Schooner 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. $60,000Red 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 acre.Open to joint ventures. Other Properties Available. Phone:(242) 324-1476 Fax:(242) 324-2902Anco Lands Ltd.www.ancolands.com 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 DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANY LTD. ORCHID BAY Homes and Homesites For SaleMARSH HARBOUR --------------242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CAY 242-366-0040 LUBBERS QUARTERS ----------242-366-3143 Exclusive Affiliate ELBOW CAY PROPERTIES ---242-366-0569 Yacht Club & Marina Great Guana CayAmenities: Beachfront Lots $450,000 Sea of Abaco Lots from $275,000 to $300,000 Large interior Lots with views from $200,000 to $300,000 Lot sizes range from 1 acre 4 acres Fully developed lots with underground utilities Beach access and Cabana for residents Restaurant Seaside Pool 32 slip Full Service Marina Tennis Cottage Rentalswww.damianos.com ORCHID BAYYacht Club & Marina Great Guana CayContact one of our offices to arrange a visitThe Abaco Chamber of Commerce had two groups represented at their meeting held on April 11. The Abaco Chapter of the Red Cross and Bahamas Waste both made presentations.Bahamas Waste Discussed Abaco ProblemsMr. Peter N. Andrews, executive chairman of Bahamas Waste, announced that his company is now represented on Abaco, based at Bahamas Hot Mix at the Airport Round-about in Marsh Harbour. It is a large company from Nassau in the waste collection business. They are talking with people involved with garbage on the cays to see how their garbage can be brought efficiently to the mainland. He discussed the systems available, compactors and other equipment needed. He is suggesting that his company can lease the equipment which will mean no capital outlay. He recommended a large shredder for each community on the cays to make compost just as Man-O-War does now. Much of his talk was about environmental concerns which various members brought up. These included the disposal of oil, batteries and vehicles and the effectiveness of a sanitary land fill which government is proposing for Abaco. He had many good suggestions and encouraged the Chamber members to continue to work on these problem areas. Mr. Andrews was accompanied by Mr.Chamber Hears from Two OrganizationsBahamas Waste and Red Cross Give Informative TalksMr. Peter Andrews, Executive Chairman of Bahamas Waste, spoke to the Abaco Chamber of Commerce on April 11. Shown above are Mr. Peter Andrews on the left accompanied by Mr. Francisco de Cardenas on the right. Please see Chamber Page 17

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Page 4 The Abaconian May 1st, 2003 Collins Ave., Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 242-367-2601/2 Fax: 242-367-2731 Open MondaySaturday from 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.Time is money. And well save you both.Get everything you need for less. Choice meats, fresh produce, dairy products & frozen food & famous brand names. So save time & money make just one trip to Solomons and your shopping is done. Every day low prices. Savings guaranteed.

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 5 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 recommendedCherokee SoundBy Lee PinderOnly One Public PhoneCherokee is such a small settlement that there is only one public phone, and it seems like it is Out of Order most of the time. We see Batelco trucks driving through our community almost ever week and surely a work order could be issued so that a repairmen could do whatever is required to get it operational when they are in the neighbourhood, then check it periodically to keep it in good working order all the time. After all, having good working telephones is what brings in the revenue, isnt it? We are not as tourist oriented as some other parts of Abaco, but todays traveller wants to stay connected and we owe it to them to provide this necessary service. Surely Batelco can do a better job of maintaining this one public phone so that our visitors have a way to call their family and check on other important business matters. Come on, Batelco, we need this phone, please help us out here.Another GroundbreakingAnother new home is being built in Cherokee by Charles and Linda Lowe. They told me that they were proud to finally see the groundbreaking take place. This new home will be on the corner piece of property by the ancestral home where Charles grew up. Charles was born in Cherokee and still has several other family members living within the settlement. Many Cherokee-roots families have come back to the island to build a second home and Charles and Linda now join that long list. The Lowes live and work in Nassau at the present with a daughter living in the States and a son teaching at Kings Way Academy. They have all spent many vacations in Cherokee but will have even more reason to visit now with their new home under construction. South Abaco NewsCasuarina/Bahama Palm Shores Fire Rescue was called to a truck fire at Bahama Palm Shores on Beach Road on April 5. The Ford twin cab truck was totally engulfed. Approximately 800 gallons of water was used to extinguish it and protect the surrounding area. Volunteers from Casuarina Point and Bahama Palm Shores were assisted by Cameron Sands and Alex Albury. Rex Albury is pictured hosing down the truck. Cause of the fire is being investigated.Photo by Carol PhelpsSchool NewsEaster Egg Competition There were more entries this year than any of the previous competitions. The three independent judges were Loree Sands, Annette Roberts and Eunice Roberts. All but one child in the lower classes submitted entries in the annual Easter Egg Decorating Contest with Hayley Sands taking first place, Terence Albury second and Jessica Weatherford coming in third. In the upper classes Caitlyn Albury was first, Lance Bethel came in second and Chandi Lowe was third. Please see South Page 37 Winners of the upper classes of the 2003 Easter Egg Competition held annually in Cherokee Sound are shown above. They are, left to right, Caitlyn Albury in first place, Chandi Lowe, third place winner and Lance Sands, who came in second place. All the students showed creativity and talent in their entries. Photo by Lee Pinder

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Page 6 The Abaconian May 1st, 2003 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 pm CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour frontISLAND 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 News of the CaysMan-O-WarUnusual SightingBy Adrianna Phillpot Imagine how surprised I would be to see a species of bird that had not been seen in our part of The Bahamas for forty years. On March 16 two families including my own were able to witness a spectacular sight on our very own road. It was a regular Sunday and my mom had asked me to take out the trash. As I was walking back to my house, I saw a white blurry blob on the road. While I kept walking up the road, I began to realize it was bird! But not just any bird. It was an owl! Now everyone knows seeing an owl in The Bahamas is no big deal but seeing a foot long barn owl is. According to my grandfather big owls like this one had not been seen here for 40 years! My teacher also told me that he had seen owl pellets on his porch. But it is not just seeing the owl that makes me happy. It is knowing that a small fragment of the old Bahamas is coming back. (Adrianna is a sixth grade student at the Man-O-War School.)Community NewsBy Pat Elkins John Carlton Rainsford Jack Tompkins passed away in his home on Man-O-War Cay on March 27, 2003. He was born in Canada and resided in Millbrook, New York, for over fifty years and on Man-OWar Cay for over thirty years. He was a prominent antiques dealer in Millbrook for many years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a glider pilot during WWII. Jack was an avid pilot, horseman and sailor. He served as Commodore of the Hope Town Sailing Club for two years. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Faith Haskell Tompkins; two sons, Douglas Tompkins and his wife Kristine of Chile and Jon Tompkins of New York; three grandchildren, Quincy Imhoff of California, Summer Walker of California and Kito Tompkins of New York; three great grandchildren, Gardner Imhoff, Willa Faith Imhoff and Thomas Walker Brooks, all of California. Jack was laid to rest in the Man-O-War Cemetery on March 27. A memorial service was held in the Man-O-War Church of God on March 29 with Rev David Hoard presiding. Friends of Jacks wishing to do so may make memorial donations in Jacks name to the Man-O-War Church of God Building Fund.Church NewsArchbishop Lawrence Aloysius Burke made history by being the first Roman Catholic Archbishop to visit Man-O-War Cay. He was greeted at the Dive Shop on February 28th by the Catholic residents of Man-O-War. Little Anna Albury presented him with flowers and a Sail Shop bag. A golf cart caravan headed by Linda Willert took him on a tour of the island. He said the reason for this historic visit was simple. He wanted to see where his priests were saying mass. He then celebrated mass with Fr. Ramon at the residence of Jean and Louis Des-Parois. He told a story during the homily of the mass about his visit with the Pope. He told the Pope, My mother would never believe what I am doing now, to which the Pope replied, My mother wouldnt believe what I am doing either. Archbishop Burke, a Jesuit, was born in Jamaica and educated at Wesleyan University and is the Archbishop of the Diocese of Nassau. Mass is celebrated at the Des-Parois home every Sunday.Hope TownSailing Club Holds Final Small Boat RaceBy Kitty Clark The Sailing Club held its final race for the season on April 5th. There were three races held outside Hope Town harbour entrance. This race was for the smaller boats and the fleet included a laser, two sunfish, five Abaco dinghies and an Annapolis sailing pram. The youngest competitor was Hope Town school girl Charlotte Idas, who sailed with her father David.After correcting the actual elapsed times by applying handicaps, the order of finish was: First place Bob Knaus in an Abaco dinghy, Second Place Pim Epler in an Abaco dinghy, Third Place Ronald Perkins in the tiny Annapolis pram. Each of these winners received trophy glasses. Bob Knaus was awarded the Abaco Joy Trophy for the Abaco dinghy winner. Other finishers in order were: Shawn Kelly, Ed Collins, Mike Torre, David Idas, Brian McFadden and Rick Judge. The season was a great success and the Hope Town Sailing Club looks forward to beginning the series again on Boxing Day, December 26, 2003. See you on the water!Green Turtle CayArt Exhibit Opens in MayStriking scenes of Abaco, both land and sea, will be featured this summer in the sixth annual art exhibition at the Lowe Art Gallery on Green Turtle Cay. The exhibit will open on May 1 and will continue every morning through the end of the month. Last year the exhibit drew several hundred visitors from throughout Abaco, Nassau and the United States. The gallery is located on Black Sound, a few minutes outside the village of New Plymouth at the home of Bahamian artist Alton Roland Lowe. A private dock at the head of Black Sound accesses the house. The grounds are A foot-high barn owl was recently sighted on Man-O-War. Residents there could not remember seeing one for the past 40 years. Photo by George Phillpot Mr. Jack Tompkins Please see Cays Page 7

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 7Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed Sundayslushly landscaped with flowering trees and other ornamental plantings from around the Caribbean and are not to be missed. CaysFrom Page 6 More News of the CaysThis years exhibit will feature all new original oil paintings by Mr. Lowe including the bush medicine plants and flowers from Bahamian gardens. These paintings will be issued as Bahamas postage stamps. Lowes paintings capture the nuances of Bahamian life in exquisite detail. His works include landscapes, seascapes and native floral arrangements. The exhibit will feature bronze sculptures by James Mastin, who created the Sculpture Garden in New Plymouth as well as the historical Sculpture Garden in Key West, Florida. His new works, Family of Man and Family of Woman are spiritual meditations on the interdependence of each generation upon the next. The works are inspired by the Biblical texts of the Garden of Eden.Calendar Will Aid Cancer ResearchDon Shaw has owned property on ManO-War for many years. Many people have been friends of the Shaw family for decades and were saddened to hear that his 33-yearold daughter, Donielle Shaw Pressley, a wife and mother, recently passed away from melanoma. Don and his wife Sylvia are carrying on Donielles legacy through a nonprofit organization called You Can Make A Difference. You Can Make a Difference is a non-profit organization which has two goals: to educate fashion and beauty professionals in identifying manifestations of melanoma and to raise money for melanoma skin cancer The Hope Town Harbour Lodge hosted a cooking demonstration by a well known pastry chef on April 14 which proved to be highly interesting as well as informative. Mrs. Janet R. Dalton, a regular visitor to Hope Town, demonstrated the art of working with chocolate. She made several desserts and candies while the audience marveled at her skill and enjoyed the results of her cooking which included several different delicious chocolate candies. Mrs. Dalton asked her friend Michelle Evans, another regular visitor to Hope Town, to be her sous chef for the occasion. A family friend, Dave, organized the event. Mrs. Dalton has been named one of the top 50 U.S. pastry chefs for the past five years. She has baked for White House parties many times, has made desserts for the Academy Awards, has frequently been featured on national television and magazines. She was asked recently to bake the cake for Julia Childs 90th birthday party and flew from her home on California to Boston for the occasion. She is shown above on the left with Mrs. Evans on the right. research. This past March they photographed their first annual Sun Angels Calendar on Man-O-War. The calendar is one of the methods they will use to raise money. The incidence of melanoma cancer is rising faster than any other type of cancer. There are about 55,000 new cases of malignant melanoma each year and it will claim the lives of more than 7,700 yearly in America alone.College Considers Opening in AbacoBy Portia Jonsson Success Training College in Nassau is currently assessing the feasibility of establishing a centre on Abaco. They are delighted with the interest shown by Abaco residents in the programs offered at Success College and look forward to the opportunity to assist students in achieving their academic and professional goals. They have advised that the prospects are good and it appears that the outcome will be favorable. Potential students and interested persons should contact Ms. Lana Turnquest at the Bahamas Development Bank at 367-2489. Your home is probably the biggest investment youll ever make. Safeguard your home, furniture and valuables against hurricane, fire, flood and theft with our full coverage Home Policy. 2003 ADWORKSNASSAU Collins Ave 242-322-2341 Thompson Blvd 242-325-8776 Marathon Mall 242-393-6286 ABACO 367-2688FREEPOR T 242-352-7119Visit us online at www.jsjohnson.com

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Page 8 The Abaconian May 1st, 2003 The Editor Says . Enhancing Our Image All About TownThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Margo Albury, Tim Albury, Joseph Brownly, Kitty Clark, Lynden Davis, Pat Elkins, Krista Kelly, Ann McFaden, Adrianna Phillpot, Lee Pinder and Geoffrey Victor Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface David RalphBy Isobel ShermanInternet WarningI know there are many students who use the Internet to do research, browse and email a distant message others. However, parents should heed that there are many sites on the Internet that young people have no right looking at. I was astonished when some of my students told me that some students regularly visit pornographic sites on the Internet and some even print out the disgusting pictures found on these sites. In one case a student told me of another student printing out a picture of incest which he found. Parents, if you do not avail yourself of parental controls, then monitor your children when they are on the computer. To many students the Internet is supposedly the be all and the end all for information for school projects. That is not always the case. However, just as a parent should monitor what their child watches on television, parents should monitor the music they listen to and what they are looking at on the Internet. A word of warning.Mothers DayMothers Day is May 11. Mothers Day started in the United States and the special day honouring mothers has been celebrated in the Bahamas for many years. In Nassau the day honours a Mother of the Year with a luncheon and special gifts. Mothers Day is a big day in the Bahamas and churches have special services. In general, the day is a boom economically to florists and shops that have gifts suitable for mothers. To all of the mothers, mothers to be, grandmothers and great grandmothers, this mother wishes you a blessed and joyous Mothers Day. Motherhood is a privilege and a blessing from God. Treasure your opportunity as a mother.Internet JunkieOne of my friends asked me if I am an Internet junkie. I asked what that is. I was told a person who surfs the Internet and is hooked on using the Internet and E-mail. I really dont surf the Internet but I am addicted to E-mail and instant messaging. I found in the past two years that the inspirational E-mails I receive from different web sites which I have subscribed to have helped me over some very difficult times and have also given me a good laugh which was badly needed many times. In addition, thanks to email, I have been able to be in contact with some friends of many years and it seems Email is easier than writing letters and using the regular mail or what persons sometimes call snail mail. Instant messaging is a way I can chat with my daughter every day while she is away in college and I chat with former students who are also away in college. I admit if I cannot get online, I get nervous, even grumpy. However, that happens because of the instant messaging part, not for the E-mail part. At those times I wonder if my E-mail box is full and not accepting any more mail until I empty it. I admit I spend at least two hours every night online reading, writing E-mail messages and instant messaging. If that makes me an Internet junkie, then so be it. I will admit it. I am an Internet junkie and not ashamed to be one.Instant MessagingInstant messaging has a whole short cut vocabulary that was developed by high school and college students who IM (instant message) everyday. The shorthand was developed by different people and I only know some of it and I am sure there is much more than I know. So here goes, if I instant message btw I ate conch today I am saying by the way I ate conch today. If I type TTYL I am telling you talk to you later U means you and lol means laugh out loud. I guess this one is done so the person on the other end will know think the remark was funny. The last one I know is one my daughter uses many times in our instant messaging conversations and the is nm which means never mind Instant messaging is a wonderful thing. You can converse with one or have a whole conversation with many persons in the same window. It helps to cut down on the phone bills. If you and the person you are instant messaging both have microphones, you can talk instead of type your messages. Modern technology is wonderful.Help Is NeededNot many persons know that there are a few volunteers who feed the stray dogs in Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town; these people have seen that the dogs have been spayed and neutered as well. Linda Giovanni is one of these persons and they flock to her when they see her. The dogs are not dangerous even though some persons feel when they see them all in a pack that they pose a threat. However, they are friendly to those they feel will not harm them. Eventually, these dogs will die from old age. The important thing is that they are being taken care of and will not reproduce, leaving more homeless puppies behind. Persons who are interested can donate dog food or money to purchase dog food. Contacting Linda Giovanni in Marsh Harbour, Marianne Albury of the Man-O-War Humane Society or Chris and Molly Roberts of Abaco Animals Require Friends can do this. Also assisting is Mimi Rehor. In addition, these persons try to find homes for many of the dogs.Exam Time Is NearIt is almost time for BGCSE examinations and BJC examinations. Practicals in both examinations begin the first week of May and written examinations run through the month of June. Once again parents of students sitting these examinations should familiarize themselves with the students timetable for the examinations and also make sure their child is revising for these important examinations. Sending their children off to take these examinations with a good nutritious breakfast will also help the child to do beetter in these examinations.Appeal AgainOnce again I am appealing to adults living in Central Abaco who would consider serving on a committee to explore the possibility of the YMCA from Freeport establishing a satellite YMCA here in Central Abaco. It The Iraqi situation is winding down and we are seeing signs of a rebound in our visitor arrivals and bookings. All indications are that our summer will be good for business. May is traditionally a bit lighter in activity, sandwiched between the final spring rush and the summer influx. The weather is delightful here but we must admit May weather is good everywhere. Why would anyone leave home to come here when it is finally so nice where they live. Our growth has been good for the past several years, slower than we would have liked but still acceptable. However, one wonders what it would have been like without Hurricane Floyd, the 9/11 terrorism attack and the Iraqi situation. Individuals and various businesses may complain about a poor year but this year as a whole Abaco has probably been better than last years activity and definitely better than other Bahamian islands. Several years ago a prominent restaurant complained that they were having a terrible year while one of the bank managers said it was his best year ever. It is not always easy to gauge the economic status of Abaco. Real estate activity seems to be setting records. This bodes well for the construction industry and subsequently for the rest of the economy as new owners settle in and new business ventures get underway. Strong property sales indicate investor confidence in the area. And new business ventures also show a confidence in our continued growth. Our economy is strictly a service-based system catering to visitors and second home owners. Without this foreign influx, our economy would suffer drastically. Hotels and rental houses solicit guests which in turn support many other businesses such as restaurants and boat rentals. A few hotels and guest facilities specialize in fishing but most solicit guests with a broad appeal to the surrounding attractions. The investors in these hotels and guest houses feel Abacos growth will continue. Many businesses are dependent on the guests enticed by the hotels and guest houses. However, there is a mutual need for both parties. Neither one can exist successfully without the other. It is the total package that Abaco offers that makes us so attractive. The hotels and guest houses in themselves are not the main attraction. Neither are the various restaurants, boutiques and boat rental companies. Fishing is a singular attraction for a few die-hard souls but the area could not survive on those folks alone. Abaco has developed an aura over the years, something akin to Marthas Vineyard off New England or Cape Hatteras off the Carolinas or Key West off the tip of Florida. Atlantis and Disney are perhaps big enough to fabricate and perpetuate an image but Abaco has gently developed an image piece by piece over the last 30 years. As more restaurants develop, as more nature tours emerge, as artists, boutiques and other service businesses spring up, as the natural ecology begins to enter the picture the overall attraction becomes even more intense. Furthermore, there is no Atlantis or Disney manipulating our image. The off shore cays and the protected Abaco Sound add to the overall image. Life on the cays moves at a slower pace at least for the visitors. They enjoy the beaches, the ocean breezes, the relaxed atmosphere and cleaner surroundings while the residents there work hard attempting to present an equally laid back life style. Part of our success is a result of the difficulty or expense in getting and staying here. This has weeded out the financially insecure or those looking for a cheap destination. Real estate values are high, bringing us visitors with disposable income. Even those on the lower rungs of the financial ladder fit in as they persevere to find a spot they can afford. Those who do succeed are not the overnight fast-buck artists but solid types who fit in and improve the mix. It might appear that individually we are powerless to either improve or harm the overall Abaco image. Perhaps in the literal sense that is mostly true. If one or two businesses do not succeed and have to close, it does not adversely affect the total picture. However, there is room for the different players in the game to band together for overall improvement. An example are the realtors who have joined together as a professional group to improve the image and standards in their industry. They are still competing against each other but with a more unified presentation. What improvements would result to the area if the restaurants formed a similar association to improve their image generally. Suppose the rental boat companies joined hands to ensure that high standards were uniformly met. There is similar opportunity for hotels and guest houses to form associations to improve their collective image or presentation. This also presents opportunities for collective advertising and marketing. We are all part of the image our visitors see, expect and find desirable. Marsh Harbour has more trouble presenting the image so desirable on the cays. Being a commercial hub leaves little time to interact with the visitors. Businesses, banks and other services have work to do and do not take the time to be friendly. This is unfortunate as there is so much room for an improved image by the Marsh Harbour business community. Cashiers, clerks and other front line staff need to improve their attitude. They need to smile, be friendly and courteous, give prompt service and act pleased to be able to serve the customer. There is so much we can do to improve and make the area even more desirable for visitors. Please see Sherman Page 39

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 98 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor JavaA cozy relaxing place to enjoy Espresso, Cappuccino, Coffee, Tea & Baked GoodsAlso find Gourmet Coffee Beans, Books, Gift Items & more . .Royal Harbour Building Marsh Harbour Ph. 367-5523Grateful for AssistanceHope Town Monday morning, 3 a.m. The anchor is dragging in the strong north wind and the boat is getting close to the rocky shore. In the maneuver to keep our boat from banging on the reef, I caught my first finger between the rope and the winch. I pulled hard to free my finger and the tip of it remained on the winch. At that time we didnt know about Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue on Channel 16 on the VHF radio. So my companion went along the road knocking on doors for help. Thats how we got to Sally and Brooks cottage. They are from England. Sally called immediately to Evelyn Neill, the nurse for First Aid, and to Bonnie for my transportation to Nassau where I could have my finger fixed. At 6 a.m. Im aboard Chris Prewitts boat on our way to Marsh Harbour with the tip of my finger in a small cooler. Then Papa Lou drove us to the airport in his taxi. We are lucky, catching the regular flight to Nassau. The ambulance took us to Princess Margaret Hospital in record time. The emergency staff made sure everything is done promptly for me to get surgery as soon as possible. Unfortunately, none of the operating rooms was available at PMH, so the surgeon decided to operate at Doctors Hospital nearby. What a wonderful man, that Doctor Greg Neil! He saved my finger. He is a real magician and an artist. After recovering, I was back in the normal world at 8 p.m. that same night. We came back the next morning to Hope Town to find out how a group of persons took care of our boat and brought her safe to Truman Majors mooring in the Hurricane Hole. Thats why we are having a get together at Captain Jacks with all the people from Hope Town involved in that adventure, to express my gratitude. To Brook and Sally, Pete and Trish, Bonnie and Vernon, Truman Major, Evelyn Neill, Chris Prewitt, Janet and Alan and to all the others who want to remain anonymous, thank you very much. Each of you has a special place in my heart. A special tribute to Greg Neil. The surgery he did saved my finger. (He couldnt put back the tip we were carrying in the cooler.) A stupid accident where I lost a bit of skin but gained a lot in human encounters. Doris Boisvert La GalipoteFTAA and the Entire Public ServiceDear Editor, A few questions all civil servants need to ask themselves are the following: 1. Are we all qualified for the positions we hold? 2. What will happen to us once this system is formed? 3. How can we protect ourselves from this after we have put in a number of years? 4. How can we as a people improve our work ethics with the FTAA in mind? We all must agree that its mind bothering to know that soon someone can come from Trinidad or Haiti and get work in our country for the simple fact that they are more qualified for the job than we are and are willing to work for minimum wages. We need to keep these ideas up front in our minds because most of us have families and love taking care of them. The governments of the past and the present always encourage their civil servants to put out extra and go the extra mile to get the job done in a timely manner. Also they have all asked us from time to time to get more qualified on our jobs. Whats wrong with going to school in the evenings to better ourselves for the work place? We all need to wake up and look at our lives and see where we are going and what we can do to better our conditions. One way of protecting yourself is by joining a union and making sure that you put more time in your work place. The Bahamas Public Services Union also joins hands with the government and encourages its members and those who arent members to qualify themselves for their various jobs. The union can fight for you but we must be honest with you. There is a need for more education on each and every government job in this country. I am also concerned about those local government employees who put in a number of years on each of these islands but cant seem to become permanent and pensionable employees of the public service. These people can really be affected by the installation of the FTAA. I also encourage all of you non members to join the Bahamas Public Services Union and help to make a difference in the public service. The whole thing about unions is numbers. The stronger you are the more powerful you are. Mr. Wayne Bastain, Chief Shop Steward of the Bahamas Public Services Union Abaco Branch

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Page 10 The Abaconian May 1st, 2003 Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. Florida KeysRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP Weather ConferenceBy Isobel Sherman Mr. Silbert Mills of Radio Abaco attended the Seventh Annual Weather Conference held on Paradise Island in Nassau on April 4-7. One of the speakers at the conference was Stacy Stewart of the National Hurricane Center in the United States. Meteorologists from the United States were in attendance. The 2003 hurricane forecast was made that the hurricane season of 2003 would be a normal hurricane season.New OwnersBy Isobel Sherman Subway Sandwich Shop is under new ownership and management. Yvette White and her brother Wade White recently purchased the sandwich shop. Miss White told me that in the coming weeks Subway will be having special promotions and also special prices. Welcome to Abaco, Yvette and Wade.SNIP Was a SuccessBy Isobel Sherman The Spay and Neuter Incentive Programme (SNIP) completed their latest program last month and it has been termed a success. One day alone saw 28 dogs and puppies spayed and neutered. According to Molly Roberts of AARF, the long-term results of this programme instituted by Kathy Hargreaves and Harry Meline will be less unwanted puppies and less stray dogs and cats on the streets. In some parts of the United States there is an actual shortage of puppies because most dogs have been spayed or neutered. It is the humane and kind way to handle the dog and cat population problem of Abaco. In the past four weeks close to thirty potcake puppies have been sent to Boston, Massachusetts, to the Buddy Dog Program. These potcake puppies, most of them found on the streets and bush, will be adopted and become wanted pets in their new country.Guilty VerdictBy Isobel Sherman The Coroners Jury investigating the disappearance of Don Morley nearly eight years ago reached a verdict that Mr. Morley was murdered even though no body was ever found. The seven-member jury reached that verdict a few weeks ago. Mr. Morley was an assistant manager of BEC. The inquest began last spring, was adjourned until August, resumed again in December and was finally completed in March. A burned out BEC car was discovered near Lake City shortly after Mr. Morleys disappearance. A metal baseball bat near the car had blood on it. The blood on the bat was compared to a blood sample taken from Mr. Morleys mother and according to the police it was a match. No arrest has been made since the conclusion of the inquest. Mr. Morley had been in charge of the generating plant in Marsh Harbour for three years and had been investigating irregularities at BEC. Employees wanted him removed and had demonstrated for his removal from the position. Central Abaco NewsThe boats shown in the harbour of Marsh Harbour in late April are probably getting ready to return to their home waters for the summer. They will be replaced by larger numbers of Florida boats which find cruising here more enjoyable than at home. Summer boats outnumber those here for the winter and spring. Early indications are that our summer season will be good. The tension over Iraq is lessening and reservations, although made later than usual, seem to be very good for smaller resorts and rental homes. Abaco is unusual in that summer brings more visitors than any other season. Most of these visitors are from Florida or the southeastern States whether arriving by water or air.

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 11 Central Abaco NewsBoy Scouts from the 1st Abaco Scout Troop enjoyed a presentation by Mrs. Betty Greenwood and her cast of puppets. Mrs. Greenwood, long time winter visitor to Abaco who is married to a retired U.S. Navy chaplain, has entertained many people around the world with her fascinating skills. The Scouts were treated to a very informative and amusing demonstration of ventriloquism, puppet making and showmanship. Randy Pinder, left, and Donald Burrows, right, have renovated a building on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour to have a home for the Darts Association of Abaco. The sports bar offers darts, a pool table, television, drinks and snacks. Sports Bar OpensOn April 8 D N R Sports Pub located opposite Abaco Wholesale in Marsh Harbour opened its door for business. The fully air-conditioned and newly renovated pub offers free darts, pool games for 75 cents each, beer and mixed drinks, hot dogs, chips and chocolate bars. Happy hour is held Monday through Friday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. offering beers two for $5 and mixed drinks for $2.75. The regular price is $3 across the board. Every Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. a pool tournament is held with a $10 entrance fee. The winner takes the pot. Proprietors Randy Pinder and Donald Burrows said the main reason for opening the sports bar was to promote darts. In addition, some smaller national dart tournaments will be held there. Anyone interested in joining the dart team or starting one, please contact the staff at D NR Sports Pub. Mr. Pinder expressed his desire to see the pool league started again and would like anyone interested in doing so to contact him. The Sports Pubs opening hours are 5 p.m. 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 Noon 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Burrows and Mr. Pinder emphasized that D N R Sports Pub is not a nightclub but strictly a sports bar. No one under the age of 18 years will be permitted inside the sports bar. The dump which serves Central Abaco is now in a disgraceful state. The garbage is dumped indiscriminately throughout. The dump is now closed on Sundays, so those wanting to use the dump on Sunday are dumping along the road leading into the dump. It seems that there is no equipment on site which can keep the dump under control PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSNURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Plants Gift Items Silk Flowers MONDAY SATURDAY 9 5 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 367-4755 Marsh Harbour Baskets Pet Supplies Fish Garden Tools Fertilizers Soils & MulchIts so easy to please her with our flowers. Mothers Day, May 11 Mothers Day, May 11 Mothers Day, May 11 Mothers Day, May 11 Mothers Day, May 11 Mothers Da y GIFTS & BASKETS A WIDE VARIETY OF JEWELRY, WATCHES & CRYSTALBUY $65 OR MORE AND ENTER A DRAWING ON MAY 10 AT 5 P.M.In Marsh Harbour beside the Boat Harbour entrance Monday Saturday 9 am 5:30 pm Call 367-3191LenoLeno LenoLeno Leno xx xx x ChinaChina ChinaChina China PerPer PerPer Per fumefume fumefume fume OmegaOmega OmegaOmega Omega WW WW W aa aa a tchestches tchestches tches LladrLladr LladrLladr Lladr oo oo o FigurFigur FigurFigur Figur inesines inesines ines JeJe JeJe Je ww ww w ellrellr ellrellr ellr yy yy y

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Page 12 The Abaconian May 1st, 2003Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MORECONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CALL/FAX365-8749ORemail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PP PP PRICESRICES RICESRICES RICES B B B B BELOWELOW ELOWELOW ELOW U U U U U .. .. SS SS S .. .. R R R R RETAILETAIL ETAILETAIL ETAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE B. FB. F B. FB. F B. F Goodrich Goodrich Goodrich Goodrich GoodrichDont get caught without a spare! Visit AID for tires to keep you on the roadMARSH HARBOUR 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780Softball Season OpensThe softball season for 2003 was officially opened with a ceremony and opening game on April 11 in Coopers Town. The game was between the Man-O-War Pirates and Joes Generals from Coopers Town. The evening game was won by the Man-OWar Pirates 17 to 1. There are six teams on Abaco which play between 20 to 25 games per season. Softball has a long history on Abaco going backseveral decades. Mr. Boynell Chubby Williams of Coopers Town was instrumental in building all the softball diamonds from Treasure Cay and north. The field in Chubbys home town of Coopers Town is perhaps the best maintained on Abaco. On opening night tribute was given to past supporters of the sport with gifts, troNorth Abaco NewsMr. Boynell Chubby Williams was honoured during the ceremony opening the 2003 softball season in Coopers Town. He is credited with promoting softball in North Abaco and in constructing softball fields in most North Abaco towns. phies and awards. Singled out were Walter McIntosh and Jonathan Curry. Mr. Walter McIntosh is the current president of the Abaco Softball Association. The six Abaco teams are: Texaco Pirates from Man-O-War Pappa nasty Earth Movers from Dundas Town and Murphy Town Green Turtle Cay Turtles Blackwood Raiders D & S Young Guns from Coopers Town Joes Generals from Coopers Town Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .Floor Tiles from 6" x 6" up to 18" x 18" Wall Tiles in 4" x 4" 6" x 6" 6" x 8" up to 10" x 16" We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optional Abaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display It Pays to AdvertiseThe opening game of the 2003 softball season saw the Man-O-War Texaco Pirates playing the Joes Generals of Coopers Town in Coopers Town on April 11.

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 13 North Abaco News Marsh Harbour Boat Yard Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat LiftServices include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Mechanical repairs Well stocked marine store (incorporating Triple J Marine Store)For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.com Dr. Ronald Wilson presented Dr. Amy Blount with flowers following her concert at the Treasrue Cay Community Center on April 18. The talented pianist captivated her audience with a concert including pieces by Chopin, Brahms and Liszt. She enjoyed her visit to Treasure Cay and is looking forward to returning. The concert was to raise money for an emergency services building the community is hoping to build soon. Residents of Treasure Cay experienced a rare treat when Dr. Amy Blount performed a piano concert at the Treasure Cay Community Center on April 18. The accomplished pianist played preludes of Chopin, a sonata by Brahms and a fantasia by Liszt. Her skills, techniques and interpretations of the music were exceptional and the audience was spellbound. The concert was a fund raising effort to assist with the funding of an emergency services building which will house a fire truck, an ambulance and a humane society. Dr. Blount is a graduate of the Julliard School of Music in New York City and studied piano since the age of two. She has performed on numerous occasions in both the United States and Europe. Recently the 32year-old performer took up another profession, that of Naturopathic and Integrative Medicine. She is currently doing her residency in that field in Orlando, Florida. She will be practicing medicine in Florida on completion of her residency. She was a guest of Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Wilson of Treasure Cay. The Treasure Cay residents are hoping to host another concert next spring.Treasure Cay Residents Enjoy Concert Several Treasure Cay residents opened their homes for a house tour on April 8. The House Tour was a fund raising event to benefit the Community Center which expects to use the money for maintenance of the building and grounds and to pave the parking area. Eight homes and condominiums were opened for display and proved to be a popular event bringing in more than $1700. Each home had hostesses on site to answer questions. The homes gave insights into decorating, integrating interior colors and furnishings with our tropical landscaping. Those who participated began at the Treasure Cay Community Center where ladies offered refreshments and a tour map. The homes included multi-million dollar homes which were decorated professionally to homes of artists where the owners had shown their individuality. Some had spent hundreds of hours painting and decorating to create just the atmosphere they dreamed of. Several Treasure Cay ladies are shown appreciating the decorating at the Ewing residence on Ocean Boulevard during an Open House event. Eight homes and condos were open for touring on April 8 as a fund raising for the Treasure Cay Community Center.House Tour Proved Popular

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Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNext to BaTelCo & Around the corner from Solomons Abaco 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 Abaco Youth In ActionBy Lyndon DavisBasketball Is Finishing UpThe Abaco Youth in Action is a sports program free of charge for youth who meet each Saturday morning at the Murphy Town Park. It is organized by volunteers who have been teaching skills and organizing competition between several teams. The group has been playing basketball for several months this past winter and spring. Their Championship game will be played at the Ocean View Park in Dundas Town on May 1st between the Lakers and Rockets at the opening of the Basketball Federation National Tournament. This program has been assisted by Mr. Terry Goldsmith of the YMCA of Freeport, Grand Bahama who has contributed eight sets of uniforms, 30 basketballs, two basketball nets and a portable water cooler. Coaches for this program include several members of the Abaco Central senior boys basketball team and two senior students from St. Francis de Sales School. Directors / Coordinators for the program include Anthony Davis, Elva Davis, Ishmael Stretch Morley, Jude Hart, Lyndon Davis and Darlene Gibson.Basketball Tournament Is PlannedThe AAU will be hosting a basketball tournament on June 5th-7th in Freeport. Two All Star teams from Abaco will be selected for this tournament, one for youth 12 years and under and the other for youth 14 years and under. This tournament comes under H.O.Y.T.E.S. (Helping Our Youths Through Education and Sports). The coordinator is Gladstone Moon McPhee, a basketball coach from Grand Bahama.Soccer Will Be Next SportThe Abaco Youth in Action will begin a six-week soccer program starting on May 3rd. Registration will be held on May 3rd at the Murphy Town playing field from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. Skills and training will be conducted for one hour each Saturday morning. Sponsors committed to date include Myers Rum, Alexiou, Knowles & Co., Royal Bank and Commonwealth Bank Ltd. which donated needed funding. Additionally Burns House donated two cases of Vita Malt weekly, the YMCA of Freeport, Grand Bahama, donated eight sets of uniforms and Terry Goldsmith has donated a portable water cooler With the funds collected to date we have purchased equipment and materials including four goal posts, four soccer nets, 20 soccer balls, four sets of goal keeper gloves and two ball bags. Proposed team names include the following: Strikers sponsored by Myers Rum Blockers sponsored by Commonwealth Bank Keepers sponsored by Royal Bank Shooters sponsored by Vita Malt Kickers sponsored by Alexiou Knowles Invaders Dribblers Scorers We are looking for more corporate sponsors which can have a team named with a minimum donation. The directors remain the same as for the basketball program. The program will take a break over the summer because of travel obligations and resume in September. The program is open to any child between 8 years and 14 years as long as they can behave themselves and the parent or guardian signs off on the required Consent and Waiver Form which will be available during registration.It is their hope that the program will continue and develop into a Central Abaco Recreational Centre that will eventually branch off to the southern and northern settlements. If you require any additional information or are interested in becoming a sponsor for this excellent program, you can contact Mr. Lynden Davis by E-mail: lynden_davis@yahoo.com or call him at Commonwealth Bank at 367-2370 or fax 367-2372.Soccer Team Is WinnerBy Geoffrey Victor, Player/Coach The first week end of April the Abacom United Soccer team played their final games of the season in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Abacom United needed one win or at least two draws to retain the title. At the first game Abacom played a tough game against the Stella Athletics to a 0-0 draw. Abacom had many chances but still could not score. Even more importantly, leading goal scorer for Abacom, Villard Fenelus, and top defender, Geoffrey Victor, were unable to play and had to sit out the final game. Abacom played the Play Time Sports Tiger the next day in a game that they needed at least a draw but trailed 1-0 in that game. As the season seemed to be slipping away, Abacom showed that they are the best team in the country as Max Thervil was able to score the equalizer with three minutes to go. Abacom had to wait until the next morning to find out the final results. They won by a three goal difference over the Haitian Superstars. Abacom traveled to New Providence on April 18 to play against Sports News Please see Sports Page 15

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 15 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday the Nassau champions for the national title which they have won before. Once again the team would like to thank all of its supporters that made this season possible.Local Surfers Compete in FloridaBy Tim Albury A group of Abacos best surfers traveled with me to compete in the NSSA Eastern Championships in Melbourne Beach, Florida, on April 3-6. There were seven competitors in all, ranging in age from nine SportsFrom Page 14 to, well, lets just say over 30. The National Scholastic Surfing Association is an organization that offers scholarships to students with good grades and is also a training ground for amateurs wanting to turn professional. There were about four hundred of the best surfers competing from North Carolina to Florida including the best from Puerto Rico and, of course, the Bahamas! Our entries were Blake Sands, Joshua Sands and Ryan Sands from Guana Cay, Andrew and Christian Wilhoyte, Jake Albury, Bradley Albury and myself from Hope Town. To compete, a surfer rides waves for 15 minutes, usually with six surfers at a time while being judged on each ride. The scores are tabulated together for the total and the top three riders from each heat go on to compete while the bottom three are eliminated. With the surf being small and the time short, it made just catching enough waves a fierce battle not to mention having to surf your best in front of many spectators. The surf in Florida is much weaker than ours here. But everyone improved as they learned from the Florida surfers on how More Sports NewsA team of seven Abaco surfers competed in a surfing championship held in Melbourne, Florida, the beginning of April. The group did very well competing against about 400 other surfers. The Abaco group shown above included, left to right, James Albury, Ryan Sands, Christian Wilhoyte, Bradley Albury, Andrew Wilhoyte, Blake Sands, Tyler Albury and Joshua Sands. Two young body boarders and potential surfers, James and Tyler, were too young to compete. Not pictured was their coach and organizer, Tim Albury, who took the picture. Please see Sports Page 39 Nine-year-old Jake Albury holds a trophy almost as big as he is. He won that by going all the way to the finals in a surfing competition in Melbourne, Florida, for surfers 10 and under.The photo was taken by his proud father, Tim Albury of Elbow Cay.

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Page 16 The Abaconian May 1st, 2003 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Ph: 242-367-2797 Fax: 242-367-2359@available GATORADEHERRSHERRS HERRSHERRS HERRS Ranch Flavored Tortilla ChipsSaddle up for some serious flavor! Herrs delicious new Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips deliver a hearty, bold ranch taste that you wont be able to get enough of. Viva La Ranch!WelchsIts a fact.Gatorade is the most researched sports drink on the planet. Which might explain why nothing refuels and replenishes better not water, not juice or soda, not other sports drinks. Its scientifically formulated to have the right taste, the right amount of carbs and no carbonation.Welchs Grape Juice has been a family favorite for more than six generations. Today, our classic purple grape juice has been joined by a wide variety of wholesome juices to please every taste. Theyre all made with the same attention to quality as the original The choice for great cola taste. Aquafina PEPSI Enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Aquafina. Our state of the art reverse osmosis purification system ensures consistently great tasting Aquafina in every bottle. Capt. Pat McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repairs of: Xantrex, Balmar and others SIMRADRaymarineF.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained TechnicianNow Located atop The Jib Room at Marsh Harbour MarinaTel: (242) 367-2163 Fax:(242)367-3388 e-mail: merlin@abacoinet.comMonitoring VHF CH16 Monday Friday 8am 5pm erlin sMarine ElectronicsBahamas. She had been asked to visit the facility by the Prime Minister. ECC is a private program for children with mental and physical problems, who cannot benefit from a normal classroom situation. Emphasis is placed on social contacts, traditional core subject material, sports, craft work and skills to help them become productive citizens. Government is beginning to notice th work pioneered by the ECC group and the expansion on Abaco and to other islands. She hoped that government could expand on their program. Besides the children attending this special school, the program offers specialized help for parents and teachers of children with special problems. Experts in various fields visit regularly from Florida to hold workshops for teachers, parents and interested person from all communities on Abaco to educate them on identifying various problems, how to test the children, then how to deal with them in a normal classroom or at home. The ECC provides this service to the educational community at no cost to the participants. Ms. Griffin visited a child with cerebral palsy while in Sandy Point and regretted that there was not more effort and support provided by government to the parents and children with problems of this nature.Hon. Griffin Made Fact Finding Visit GriffinFrom Page 1 The Hon. Ms. Griffin toured the Pigeon Pea area of Marsh Harbour where she talked with residents. She wanted to see for herself the situation that exists in that area of mostly Haitian Nationals. The Hon. Melanie Griffin visited the Every Child Counts school in Marsh Harbour during her recent trip to Abaco. She was quite impressed with the the learning that she saw there with the students there who have mental or physical problems. Shown above are, left to right, Mrs. Lyn Major, who opened the school and is the principal, a special student, and Ms. Griffin. Ph: (242) 367-2326 (242) 367-5960Quiet Cruising Smoke Free Clean Running Ultra Smooth Ronowned Reliability Fast Starting Durable Great Trolling Distributers of MERCPANGA BOATSCall it power...call it performance!ITS JUST SOMETHING YOU GET MORE WITH A MERCURYMERCURY...THE WATER CALLS!Authorized Distributers of Solar Water Heaters We InstallMeeting the sunMeeting the sun Meeting the sunMeeting the sun Meeting the sun every day in every day in every day in every day in every day in 76 76 76 76 76 countriescountries countriescountries countries around the world around the world around the world around the world around the world Meeting the sunMeeting the sun Meeting the sunMeeting the sun Meeting the sun every day in every day in every day in every day in every day in 76 76 76 76 76 countriescountries countriescountries countries around the world around the world around the world around the world around the world225 OptiMax DFI 225 OptiMax DFI It Pays to Advertise

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 17 Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay Francisco de Cardenas, Managing Director of the company.Red Cross PresentationMs. Yvonne Sweeting and Ms. Barbara Johnson represented the Red Cross. Mrs. Johnson, secretary of the Abaco Chapter, discussed the organization. The Abaco Chapter is under Grand Bahama and was begun after Hurricane Floyd to help with the distribution of relief supplies. Other responsibilities of the Red Cross include providing relief after war and natural disaster situations such as earthquakes and hurricanes, educating the public on health and safety, offering training courses and certification in many health and safety areas and assisting with humanitarian problems such as stateless persons. Much of their work is accomplished through volunteers. On Abaco they helped after Hurricane Floyd, have managed shelters, and conducted training courses in disaster management. The Abaco Chapter needs funds. Their goal is to raise $10,000 which will allow them to open an office and to buy materials needed at the time of an emergency. They hope to raise this through increasing their membership which has a fee of $10, fund raising events and appealing to the public to make donations. Many of their services and seminars are offered free. However, they will be charging $75 for attending first aid courses they will offer. Ms. Sweeting explained that the month of May is Red Cross month and this chapter is planning several events. They will be partnering with local businesses to fund these activities. International Red Cross Day is May 8 when they expect to be on Radio Abaco. On May 10 they will have walkabouts in Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town. May 23 has been set as T-shirt Day followed by a special church service on May 25. Their activities will climax on may 31 when they will organize a Fun-Run-Push-Walk beginning at the Airport Round-about. This will be followed by a mini fair. groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservice meats vegetablesdairy fruit groceries greatservice meatsvegetablesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairyfriendlyfaces brandnamesvegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicemeats friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoodsfruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfaces brandnames vegetables groceriesgreatservicemeats vegetablesdairy vegetablesfrozenfoodsfruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames fruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicedairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesgroceries vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods greatservicem eats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames fruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicemeatsvegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicedairy friendlyfaces brandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicemeats veg-We may be small but we carry it all. TREASURE CAY SHOPPING CENTRE,ABACO (242) 365-8350 FAX:(242) 365-8352 OPEN MON-SAT 8AM 6PM AND SUN 9AM-1PM NewsFrom Page 3Chamber Keeps Businessmen InformedMs. Barbara Johnson discussed the Abaco Chapter of the Bahamas Red Cross with the Chamber. Afterwards the Chamber presented her with a plaque. Shown above are, left to right, Ms. Johnson, Ms. Cindy Hayworth, Chamber treasurer, and Mrs. Anita Knowles, Chamber secretary. awyers MarketS Sawyers Building off Don MacKay Blvd. (242) 367-2044/5 Fax:(242) 367-2059 Open MondaySaturday from 8 a.m. p.m Sunday from 8 a.m. p.m.Where youll find what you need!We have all you need under one roof. Fresh fruits & vegetables Groceries & supplies Custom cuts from the Butcher Family packs of meat Tables on the waterfrontRestaurant, Marina and BoutiqueAir-conditioned waterfront dining, or Drink and dine at the popular patio bar . Phone Restaurant 367-2366 Marina 242-367-4255 VHF Ch 16Monthly dockage Internet access Water, electricity, phones & cable TV on dockDinghy dock for customersSunday Buffet Grill 6 pm 10 pm Wide variety of bar snacks 11:30 a.m. 10 p.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 10 p.m.Email: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comMusic by Estin & Brown TipPicnic Menu order 24 hours ahead

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Page 18 The Abaconian May 1st, 2003Hope Town Council 4/17/03 Councillors met in a newly renovated building on the Queens Highway in ManO-War previously housing Marys Gift Shop. The building is being rented by the Council for government business on ManO-War. The building is small but of a similar size to the office used by the Council in Hope Town and on Guana Cay. A presentation was made by a Guana Cay resident looking for relief from setbacks which were felt to be too restrictive and punitive in view of other buildings similarly situated on small lots in town. Senior Administrator Alexander Williams pointed out that many island communities have problems with Nassau rules due to the nature of the town layout, lot sizes, reduced traffic, vehicle size and other conditions. He suggested that compromises must often be made to the rules coming from Nassau. He mentioned Harbour Island, Spanish Wells and Bimini as often seeking compromises in the rules. He asked Councillors to consider each application on its own merits keeping in mind the town standards and the immediate neighborhood. Councillor Roy Russell noted that owners of small lots must realize they are obligated to contend with small buildings. It was decided to compromise the setback by several feet if the adjoining property owner agreed. Councillor Jeff Key requested that all construction jobs make provision for temporary toilet facilities. Environmental Health requires toilet facilities when eight or more workers are on a job or when workmen create a nuisance. Councillors agreed the situation has reached nuisance proportions and contractors will be told to provide temporary facilities. A letter was read from several residents objecting to the proposed plan to regulate traffic in Hope Town although they agreed that there were problems needing attention. It was generally felt by the Councillors that the present system of emergency personnel or vehicles having a key to the gate did not Local Government at Work On Marsh Harbour's waterfront Call 367-2074 or VHF Ch. 16 Open for DinnerThursday Friday Saturday Please see Local Govt. Page 38 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 NEW! Bahama Palm Shores Gorgeous beach front home site. W ell-priced, over 18,000 square feet. Nicely wooded, needs very little clearing. List #7731. $69,800 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 Marsh Harbour! Landmark property. 6 unit self-catering inn on almost 2 acres of prime real estate. Room to build. Great investment. #7532. Serious inquiries only, please. 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 or residential. #6351 $120,000 Regattas of Abaco. Choice rentals, beautifully furnished, long term and short term. Please call for details. Royal Harbour Village. 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 $1,785,000NEW! Bahama Palm Shores!Lovely, immaculate almost new 2,000 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath family home. Custom Kitchen, vaulted ceilings, upgrades galore! 14,250 sq. ft. of beautifully landscaped land only a minutes stroll to Eight Mile Beach.List #7737. $339,000

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 19 The Sea Spray Resort Annual Family Fishing Tournament was held April 14 through 18 which included three days of fishing. The record fish caught during the tournament was a 774 pound tuna. The anglers caught a record number of billfish, 12 blue marlin in three days. All were tagged, photographed and released. In addition to the blue marlin, they caught bluefin tuna, wahoo, dolphin and yellowfin tuna. The tournament attracted six visiting boats and one local boat. Part of the proceeds from the tournament was donated to the Abaco branch of the Cancer Society. The first place prize was a free vacation which included four round trip tickets on Vintage Props and Jets, a cottage at Sea Spray Resort, a rental boat from Classic Marine and a golf cart from Island Cart Rentals. The other prizes were plaques featuring Williams Johnsons art work. The Resort entertained the participants with great food and fun which included an Easter Egg Hunt, Junkanoo, the Impact band and a free bar dockside on the last night. Two hundred fifty people were waiting on the dock the last night when the huge tuna was brought ashore. The tournament was held in memory of Monty Albury, developer of the Sea The first place winner of the Sea Spray Fishing Tournament was Wayne Smith from Florida, who brought in this 774 pound tuna. He was fishing aboard the Streaker, captained by Dave Bormes. The crew of the Streaker are, left to right, Shaun Sandoval, Dave Bormes, Wayne Smith and Brad Otis. The giant tuna was caught in Abaco Canyon on April 18th. It took five and a half hours to land. Photo supplied by Saun Sand A Unisex SalonOfra Cosmetics Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Massages Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza 367-3623 Part of the proceeds from the Sea Spray Resort Annual Family Fishing Tournament was donated to the Abaco Chapter of the Bahamas Cancer Society in memory of Monty Albury, who died from cancer. Shown above are his two sons, Bradley on the left and James on the right, with Ruth Albury, their mother, presenting the check to Michael Albury, president of the Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the Cancer Society. Spray Resort, who lost his life to cancer after a long battle. He began the fishing tournament in 1999, just before Hurricane Floyd struck. His resort suffered a great deal of damage. During the clean up he burned treated lumber and pilings which gave him arsenic poisoning, causing the cancer which claimed his life. Sponsors for the event included Vintage Props and Jets, Texaco Bahamas together with Abaco Petroleum, Panama Jack, the Ministry of Tourism, Bristol Cellars and the Abaco Chamber of Commerce.Fishing Tournament Aids Cancer Society

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Page 20 The Abaconian May 1st, 2003 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 overlooking 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 By Margo Albury and Krista Kelly For a large percentage of Abaco students going to school can be a hassle. Students who travel from Hope Town, Man-O-War, Guana Cay and Green Turtle Cay, are required to get up very early in the mornings. They begin their days with a ferry ride and then a bus ride. The ferry ride can be up to thirty minutes long. Man-O-War, Guana Cay and Hope Town ferries leave at 8 a.m., and the Green Turtle leaves at 7:30 a.m. For Green Turtle Cay students the bus ride is forty-five minutes long to Marsh Harbour. Man-O-War, Hope Town, and Guana Cay students only endure a ten-minute bus ride. The weather is also a factor for the Out Island students. The winter weather often creates rough water and windy, cold, wet days. The Out Islands students are not the only ones that have a strenuous school life. Students from Treasure Cay, Sandy Point and Crown Haven also have it rough. They do not have the ferry ride, but a long bus ride; Sandy Point students must catch a 7:30 a.m. bus and then have to endure a onehour bus ride. As for getting home, most students get home between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. So these students have it a bit harder then the rest of the students, due to the long days. They get home at later times than the rest of the students. This can sometimes have a toll on their social lives. The late hours give them less time to socialize as the time at home must be used for homework. These students must work harder then the other students in order to maintain high grades. It is mainly high school students who travel to school. However, there is an increasing number of primary school students whoStudent Life from an Out-Island PerspectiveViewpointtravel to another island to attend a school. There are no government high schools in the cays or in South Abaco. So, this is the only option students can take in order to get the best in education.

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 21 Building Materials Windows & Doors Flooring & Roofing Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinets Plumbing Fixtures Paints Lighting Fixtures Electrical Items Hand & Power Tools Garden Supplies & MoreClose to the Port Deliveries ArrangedPhone 561-627-9555 Fax 561-625-33663860 N. Lake Blvd. Lake Park (West Palm Beach)Call for your free catalog Window Window Window Window Window & & & & & WW WW W all Unitsall Units all Unitsall Units all Units 5,000 to 25,000 BTUs 5,000 to 25,000 BTUs 5,000 to 25,000 BTUs 5,000 to 25,000 BTUs 5,000 to 25,000 BTUsStarting atStarting at Starting atStarting at Starting at$307$307 $307$307 $307We have a complete line of Installation Supplies & Accessories Full Warranty on all Equipment & Appliances Electrical and Airconditioning Contracting Located on Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour Telephone: (242) 367-3186 e-mail: marcoac@batelnet.bsCentral A/CCentral A/C Central A/CCentral A/C Central A/C EquipmentEquipment EquipmentEquipment Equipment 1.5 T1.5 T 1.5 T1.5 T 1.5 T on 5.0 Ton 5.0 T on 5.0 Ton 5.0 T on 5.0 T onon onon on Beat the Heat & Get Cool Beat the Heat & Get Cool Beat the Heat & Get Cool Beat the Heat & Get Cool Beat the Heat & Get Cool Full Line of A/C Supplies Freon 22 30lbs$89 Heating and Air ConditioningAuthorized Distributor AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION Electrical and Appliance Sales & Service Appliance Centre The Abaco Chapter of the professional Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA) meets monthly to keep members informed of current real estate issues and to maintain industry standards. Without a multiple listing program this round-table meeting lets the realtors network with each other and exchange information. The parent BREA organization in Nassau meets monthly and is attended by an Abaco member. This brings Abaco concerns to BREAs attention in Nassau. It also keeps Abaco realtors abreast of national standards. There are presently 38 licensed realtors on Abaco which is more than Grand Bahama has. Surprisingly, Abacos real estate activity is busier than that of neighboring Grand Bahama even considering their substantial industrial base, larger tourism activity and a population over three times that of Abaco. Abaco properties have a proven appeal. Real estate salesmen begin working for a broker and must take an entry level course. After three years as a salesman with a broker, and being responsible for twelve transactions with a minimum total value of $1 million, they are eligible to take four additional realty courses. Successfully passing these qualifies them to be a broker and open their own office or to work as a fully licensed agent. Statistically, properties sold through a realtor bring a higher price to the seller than properties sold by the owner.Abaco Realtors Formed a Professional Board

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Page 22 The Abaconian May 1st, 2003 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 FurnitureBy Ann McFaden According to most scientists the Nassau Groupers days are numbered. Fishermen, environmentalists and the Department of Fisheries know that the Nassau grouper needs to be protected. Fished to commercial extinction elsewhere in the region, the grouper is surviving in The Bahamas but only barely. Michael Braynen, Director of the Department of Fisheries, said it is difficult to determine how healthy the Bahamass grouper population is the numbers change very quickly. Mr. Braynen said it is most important to understand how fish react to over-fishing. Many times the fishs behavior is unpredictable, especially that of the grouper. Even if the grouper are healthy now, their status can change abruptly if they are under stress from over-fishing. There are reports of the total demise of the grouper in Puerto Rico and Belize, indicating that the grouper can disappear fast and without any warning. Once the grouper disappear, they dont come back. Some controls will have to be instituted so that there can be fishing in the future. In 1997 The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) began a huge campaign to save the grouper beginning with public education, environmental fisheries studies and governmental lobbies for the establishment of marine protected areas and no take reserves. In 1998 the proposals were submitted to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, who then appointed a panel of experts to evaluate the scientific merit of the proposed marine sites.. The former government designated five marine protected areas but did nothing to legally implement the development of those reserves. To date, the current government has done nothing. The groupers mating habits make it especially vulnerable to over fishing. Between November and February grouper gather in large groups to mate, especially when there is a full moon. Groups gather in the same spots every year. Fish caught up in the mating process and full of eggs are easy targets for fishermen. Grouper live long lives and take awhile to reach maturity so that older, larger fish are the most productive and most responsible for the health of the population. They are also the largest targets. In the past certain areas, like those off Conservation Corner Going, Going, Gone? Andros and Long Island long known as grouper breeding grounds, have had restrictions placed on them during the mating season. There were no restrictions this year, and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. V. Alfred Gray has no explanation. He cannot say when government will legislate a season for the grouper. Even fishermen, who have a huge stake in the livelihood of the grouper, cannot agree on a season or how long it should last, even though they all agree something needs to be done. The grouper are in the hot seat now. Who knows what will be next. Pay attention to the rules and regulations of fishing we can all do our part to help keep the grouper around. B & D MarineAbacos Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items At the Traffic Light P.O. Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKI 2360 sq. ft. building 15,000 sq. ft. lot 2 story with air conditioned offices upstairs and downstairs 4 phone lines 2 bathrooms downstairs, 1 bathroom and kitchenette upstairs 14 roll up door serving full 2 story warehouse area private water well close to downtown Marsh Harbour, off Don MacKay Blvd.Price negotiable Call 367-2598FOR SALE Advertise in The Abaconian May 20th, 2003 Mothers Day Luncheon Mothers Day Luncheon Mothers Day Luncheon Mothers Day Luncheon Mothers Day LuncheonSeating 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 ~ Entrees ~ ~ Entrees ~ ~ Entrees ~ ~ Entrees ~ ~ Entrees ~ Fresh Baked Grouper with Bahamian Sauce Eggs Benedict Honey Baked Ham Vegetable Rice Endless Salad Bar Corn Salad, Green Salad, Potato Salad, Fresh Vegetables, Melon Salad. ~ Dessert Station ~ ~ Dessert Station ~ ~ Dessert Station ~ ~ Dessert Station ~ ~ Dessert Station ~ Carrot Cake Coffee & Tea Mimosas $23.00 per person Children under six eat Free!Free! Free!Free! Free!Mothers Day Dinner Mothers Day Dinner Mothers Day Dinner Mothers Day Dinner Mothers Day Dinner~Soup ~~Soup ~ ~Soup ~~Soup ~ ~Soup ~ Lobster Bisque ~Salad ~~Salad ~ ~Salad ~~Salad ~ ~Salad ~Fresh Spinach with bacon bits, apples, grapes and feta cheese, served with our house dressing~ Entrees ~ ~ Entrees ~ ~ Entrees ~ ~ Entrees ~ ~ Entrees ~ Pan Seared Tuna Pan Seared Tuna Pan Seared Tuna Pan Seared Tuna Pan Seared Tuna Fresh tuna filet with a golden crunchy crust of coriander and fennel seed, served with a light lemon butter sauce.Crown Roast of Pork Crown Roast of Pork Crown Roast of Pork Crown Roast of Pork Crown Roast of Pork Slow oven roasted pork cooked to perfection andserved with sweet potato bread and fresh steamed vegetables.Filet Mignon & Sauteed Shrimp Filet Mignon & Sauteed Shrimp Filet Mignon & Sauteed Shrimp Filet Mignon & Sauteed Shrimp Filet Mignon & Sauteed Shrimp Chef Davies Specialty! Filet mignon grilled to perfection, and topped with sauteed garlic shrimp.Herb Roasted Cornish Hen Herb Roasted Cornish Hen Herb Roasted Cornish Hen Herb Roasted Cornish Hen Herb Roasted Cornish Hen Slow oven roasted cornish hen stuffed with fruit stuffing and served with an orange sauce.~ Desserts ~ ~ Desserts ~ ~ Desserts ~ ~ Desserts ~ ~ Desserts ~ Mud Pie Coffee & TeaAll the above served with choice of Duchess Potatoes, Braised Rice & fresh steamed green beans.Price per person $40.00 Plus 15% Gratuity For reservations and information please call 366-0133 or Vhf Ch. 16Happy Mothers Day from the Abaco Inn staff Happy Mothers Day from the Abaco Inn staff Happy Mothers Day from the Abaco Inn staff Happy Mothers Day from the Abaco Inn staff Happy Mothers Day from the Abaco Inn staff

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 23 AbacoWholesaleFRESH PRODUCE CHOICE MEATS GROCERIES SUPPLIES EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR FAMOUS BRANDS DON MACKAY BLVD.MARSH HARBOUR,ABACO.(242) 367-2020/8 FAX:(242) 367-2242 OPEN MON-FRI 8:30 AM 5:00 PM AND SAT 8:00 AM-1:00 PM The more you buy, the more you save.UNBEATABLE SELECTION. UNBEATABLE PRICE. Call us at Abaco Wholesale today and ask about our volume buying because the more you buy, the more you save! By Joseph Brownly, Sea Base Director The Bahamas High Adventure SE Base Sailing Program, now operating in the spring as well as the summer, began its twelfth year on March 26, 2003. The program will once again have Abaco Scouts involved. The eight boat sailing adventure also includes Venture Scouts, once known as Girl Scouts. The following was taken from a report written by Rachel Green of the initial spring crew from Michigan. Scout Troop 476 and Venture Crew 452 from Michigan arrived to sail on Le Pecheur DEtoiles one of the Sea Base sail boats. It was to be home for the next six days. The boat set sail that evening and anchored at Matt Lowes Cay. Day two, after morning chores, they set full sail for Mermaid Reef, raising all five sails in the wind. Snorkeling over the protected reef, the crew saw many types of fish including crawfish, star fish and even a nurse shark. The boat had to return to Marsh Harbour due to a gale. That night there was a party and bowline typing championship competition. The next day the LePecheur was land bound due to winds so the crew went snorkeling off a beach, shopped and that evening had a guest who showed them how to weave hats, baskets and birds from coconut leaves. The next morning they set sail for Bakers Bay where they spent the next two days. On the way they practiced man-over board drill. At Bakers they explored the area of the old resort, others walked the beach and snorkeled off the docks. They snorkeled around an old shipwreck right off the shore where they found many fish and conch. At night they enjoyed cooking dinner over a bonfire which they shared with the visiting crew of the Kalaha Their days were filled with learning communications on the seas and snorkeling. They did a night snorkeling trip around the sunken ship. On day six they set sail for man-O-War, stopping to snorkel off the Fish Cays. They explored Man-O-War and arrived back at their boat after running aground in their dinghy three times. A pirate party was held and two Scouts were named best pirates. One crew member was found guilty of mutiny and was forced to walk the plank. The crew departed after a week filled with unforgettable memories of a wonderful adventure on the seas.Sea Scouts Return to Learn Sailing Skills

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Page 24 The Abaconian May 1st, 2003By Krista Kelly Leisure Lee is 15.4 miles north Marsh Harbour and 7.1 miles south of the Treasure Cay Resort turn off. Mr. J.V. Skip Roberts started Leisure Lee in 1970 and it was completed in 1973. He had a partner, Paul Jordan, who was an investor. Leisure Lee started with four houses and now has 20 houses built on beach and canal lots with plans for more. There are 250 lots on 100 acres. Roads were landscaped and sales began in 1974. When digging the canals which are 85 feet wide, they used dynamite. There is over a mile of canals. The canals are very sheltered for boaters during hurricane season. Unfortunately, in 1976 Skip Roberts died at the Treasure Cay airport of a heart attack. Due to the death of the mastermind, Leisure Lee came to a standstill. Paul Jordan proceeded with the subdivision. The highway was not paved then so this made construction difficult. Power was brought from Marsh Harbour with underground service in the subdivision. About half the homes are occupied full time with the other half owned by part time second home owners. Finally, after years of waiting, phones lines and underground cable for internet access were installed! This was a major plus for Leisure Lee residents who were dependent on cell phones Now internet service with conventional phones is available. One of Leisure Lees natural beauties is the beaches. If you are a person who would like to walk the beach collecting shells or just to relax, the beaches are perfect for doing so. After all, Leisure Lee received it name from Tom Roberts, Leisure meaning peaceful and quiet, Lee meaning the lee side of the Sea of Abaco. Although you must have a strong constitution to handle the Doctor Flies, the buzzing Yellow Annas and the mosquitos that descend upon us around Easter and the early summer, Leisure Lee is a wonderful neighborhood. It has come a long way and has changed a lot throughout the years since 1970.Leisure Lee Is a Great Community Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it. For Futher details and pictures visit our web page at treasurecayrealestate.com Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.net Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists Ph: (242) 365-8538 Ph/Fax: (242) 365-8587SAFE HARBOUR SAFE HARBOUR SAFE HARBOUR SAFE HARBOUR 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 LAGUNALAGUNA LAGUNALAGUNA 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 RORO RORO RO YY YY Y AL PALMAL PALM AL PALMAL PALM AL PALMCanal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and PoolPhase I3 bed/2 bath 12 ft. wide slip$302,500 AA AA A TLANTISTLANTIS TLANTISTLANTIS TLANTISCanal Front Condos with on-site PoolBldg. 3Downstairs 2 bed/1 bath with boat slip$182,000 Bldg. 4Upstairs 2 bed/2 bath with boat slip$194,000 Bldg. 5Upstairs 2 bed/2 bath with boat slip$194,000 MARINERS COVE MARINERS COVE MARINERS COVE MARINERS COVE MARINERS COVETownhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and PoolGarden/Pool View 2 bed/1 bath $113,00 Marina View 1 bed/1 bath beginning at $91,000 2 bed/1 bath $121,000 SABLEAU SOLEIL SABLEAU SOLEIL SABLEAU SOLEIL SABLEAU SOLEIL 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. $430,500BrokersAnne Albury Marcellus RobertsSEADUCTRESS / HARBOURS EDGE SEADUCTRESS / HARBOURS EDGE SEADUCTRESS / HARBOURS EDGE SEADUCTRESS / HARBOURS EDGE 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. MOMO MOMO MO TIVTIV TIVTIV TIV AA AA A TED SELLER TED SELLER TED SELLER TED SELLER TED SELLER$1,200,000 ISLAND TIMESISLAND TIMES ISLAND TIMESISLAND TIMES ISLAND TIMES 2500 sq. ft. modern spacious 3 bed/ 2 bath, living/dining/kitchen opening onto covered patio facing waterfront. Double garage/utility. Extra adjacent lot. Total frontage 108 ft.$830,250 SOLD! SOLD! The residential community of Leisure Lee is a subdivision that offers water front lots and canal lots in a quiet, upscale neighborhood. It is located south of Treasure Cay so is convenient to both Treasure Cay and Leisure Lee. At present there are only about 20 homes built. It Pays to Advertise Mens, Womens & Childrens Wear T-Shirts Infants Clothing Household Items LuggageQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh HarbourMon Sat 8:30 am 5:30 pmTel: 367-2017Spooners

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 25 FormerlyFormerly FormerlyFormerly Formerly Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto COMPLETE ROOM PACKAGESPlus Wicker & Rattan for a Beautiful Island Home BEDROOM DINNING ROOM LIVING ROOMBuy a piece & save a little Buy a room & save a lot! BellasFurniture & Accessories ROOMS TO GO Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391 A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is CherokeeTwo Grand Bahama men, Kapeno Forbes and Ringo Nesbitt, were arrested on Abaco on April 7 for possession of dangerous drugs. They both pleaded guilty in Magistrate Court. The police were informed that a former employee of a bank in Marsh Harbour confessed to stealing funds from the accounts of two customers of that bank. A Coopers Town resident was charged on April 9 with possession of a small amountPolice Report of marijuana. A resident of White Sound, Elbow Cay, was arrested on April 9 for having an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. Two residents of Eastern Shores, Marsh Harbour, were arrested on April 10 for possession of ammunition at their residence. A Marsh Harbour resident, David Tracy, was arrested on April 11 for house breaking and stealing. He pleased guilty and was fined $400. A bungled robbery! The person stealing from a store room of Electonics Service Center on Queen Elizibeth Drive in Marsh Harbour on April 2 was interrupted while stealing. Shown above is the computer monitor which got stuck part way through the window. Police officers acting on a tip found a small pot with eleven marijuana plants in Dundas Town on March 3. No one in the area had any knowledge of the plants. Shown above, left to right, are Cpl. Hubert Smith, Insp. Cleophas Cooper and ASP Clarence Russell pondering their discovery.

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Page 26 The Abaconian May 1st, 2003TT 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 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 BAHAMASAbaco Boys Help Team Win Two Abaco high school students and one from Nassau were part of the team of Florida Air Academy which won the Class 2A state boys basketball championship. The team was undefeated for the season. Florida Air Academy is a boarding high school in Melbourne, Florida, which has 386 students from 25 countries. The three in the center are basketball players Ahmad Bootle from Nassau, Dario Mills and Lyle Sawyer, both from Abaco. On the far left is Ahmads father, Fritz Bootle, and on the far right is Marty Sawyer, Lyles father. Lyle, a 12th grader, is from Marsh Harbour and is also pitcher for the schools baseball team. Eleventh grade Dario is the son of Silbert and Dolly Mills of Dundas Town. Government is devising sports fishing policy which will regulate the sports fishing industry and address challenges Bahamians face as they seek to become owners in this lucrative tourist attraction. Minister of Financial Services and Investments, the Hon. Z. C. Allison Maynard-Gibson, went to Andros to hear directly from stakeholders there on how best that could be achieved. Sports fishing is a very significant industry in the country, she said. We would like to devise a policy . which would adequately protect all the stakeholders in the industry. Bahamians involved in sports fishing were of one accord that it should be an industry reserved for Bahamians only. They felt that foreigners are openly taking advantage of loopholes in the law to compete unfairly with Bahamians. Under the guise of a $15 cruising licence, foreign boats, motherships, are bringing paying clients into the Bahamas to sports fish, they said. Minister Maynard-Gibson said she will visit other islands as she seeks to develop a sports fishing policy for all The Bahamas. She is setting up an advisory body that will advise on the regulatory regime and investment policy. The Minister underscored the need to maintain a high standard of service. We want everybody to be alert that at all times wherever visitors are in the Bahamas, we must treat them like what they are special guests, she said.Sport Fishing Policy Is Being Considered Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerels Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot 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 3 Villas, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Fully furnished kitchen 1 bedroom queen, 1 bedroom 2 singles Sitting area queen futon Dining area seats 6 All units fully furnished, Central A/C Satellite TV, Radio/CD/Tape player Outside BBQ with your own private balcony Overlooking the harbour PoolTel: (242) 365-5028/5006/5002 Fax: (242) 365-5083e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com www. guanacayvillas.comLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, BahamasSea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 27By Haziel L. Albury Now and then you may hear it said of someone, He is from the old school, She is from the old school or They are from the old school. 1. Be polite in speaking. In asking for anything, always begin or end with the word please. 2. Be polite on the street. If you meet your teacher or clergyman, your master or mistress, always lift your cap as a mark of respect. 3. In walking along the pathway or on the street always step aside for older people than yourself. 4. Be tidy in your dress. If it is clean and tidy, never mind though it is not rich or fine. 5. Be clean in your person. Clean hands and clean faces should be the rule everywhere. To be clean all over, from head to foot, is the best rule of health. 6. Obey promptly. Never require to be told twice to do a thing. 7. Do to others as you would have others do to you. This is the golden rule of life. 8. Never hurt anyones feelings. It is cruel to try to laugh at anyone. 9. Be gentle and kind to all. Never speak rudely. Never act Rules from the Old Schoolrudely. 10. Never use an oath and cry shame on those who indulge in foul talk. Do your best to banish bad language from the school and the street. 11. Have a place for everything and put everything in its place. 12. Better to be alone than in bad company. 13. Do what is right because it is right. Expect no reward for doing your duty. 14. Be helpful everywhere and most of all at home. 15. Do everything at the right time. Master your work or it will master you and do even the least thing in the best way. Whatever is worth doing is worth doing well. 16. Always speak the truth. Truth is brave. Lying is cowardly. Never let your word be doubted. A liar is not believed even when he speaks the truth. 17. Contentment is better than wealth. Contentment in a cottage is better than care in a palace. 18. Covet not and be as careful of the property of others as you would be of your own. 19. Honour thy father and thy mother. Always obey them cheerfully and at once. 20. Love God with all thy heart and thy neighbour as thyself. Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $110 $295 $645 26 Paramount $180 $450 $925 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour Store Hours: 9am to 5pm Ph: (242) 365-5006 365-5002 365-5028 (office) 365-5083 (fax) A & W TRAVELTravel is our businessWell get you where you want to go....SUB AGENTS Man-O-War 356-6048 Treasure Cay 365-8507 Green Turtle 365-4230 Abaco Shopping Centre P.O. Box AB-20283 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2806/2577 Fax: (242) 367-3219 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 By Portia Jonsson Understanding Emotionally Disturbed/ Behaviorally Disordered Students was the topic of a workshop held at the Every Child Counts Learning Centre on April 12th. The workshops presenter was Catherine McIntire, MS. Ed., school psychologist. A large number of teachers and educators from Abaco schools attended. The discussion included such topics as Identification and Classroom Interventions, Understanding the Disorders and Causes of Childhood Behavior Problems. The causes of emotional disturbance have not been adequately determined. Although various factors such as heredity, brain disorder, diet, stress and family functioning have been suggested as possible causes, research has not shown any of these factors to be the direct cause of behavior problems. Some of the characteristics and behaviors seen in children who have emotional disturbances include: hyperactivity, aggression/self-injurious behavior, withdrawal, immaturity and learning difficulties. Children with the most serious emotional disturbances may exhibit distorted thinking, excessive anxiety, bizarre motor acts and abnormal mood swings and are sometimes identified as children who have a severe psychosis or schizophrenia. Many children who do not have emotional disturbances may display some of these same behaviors at various times during their development. However, when children have a serious emotional disturbance, these behaviors continue over long periods of time. The past two issues of The Abaconian contained stories of young children harming animals and in one case stoning a puppy to death. This type of behavior should be a red flag to any parent or guardian. This behavior is associated with Conduct Disorder which deals with aggression and/or violence to animals and people. Without treatment, many youngsters with Conduct Disorder are unable to adapt to the demands of adulthood and continue to have problems with relationships and holding a job. They often break laws or behave in an antisocial manner. However, early treatment offers a child a better chance for considerable improvement and hope for a more successful future. For more information please contact Mrs. Lyn Major, Director of Every Child Counts telephone 367-2505Every Child Counts Holds WorkshopMs. Catherine McIntire conducted a workshop at the Every Child Counts Center in Marsh Harbour that studied the problems of emotionally disturbed students and behavior disorders in children. These workshops cover many different problems children can have which affect their every day life and their school life. The workshops help parents and teachers identify problems and show ways of dealing with these problems at home as well as in the classroom.

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Page 28 The Abaconian May 1st, 2003 Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned and Rehubbed Aluminum Brass Stainless Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum SandblastingPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour By Portia Jonsson In an effort to better serve their customers, meet the needs of the growing community and offer a much wider selection of garden supplies, Pinewoods Nursery has expanded its business to include a 8,000 square foot slat house. This beautiful addition, made of western cedar wood, took eight months to be completed. The expansion accommodates a larger inventory of ceramic pottery, clay and plastic pots and exotic trees and plants like bromeliads, heliconias and philodendrons. There are tropical fruit trees such as mangoes, avocados and citrus in addition to some intriguing and unusual ones like allspice, cinnamon and star fruit. Over the next few months customers will see an increase in plant supply, both new and different. At present, a warehouse is being built which will house all the fertilizer, mulch and potting soil. It will allow Pinewoods to do more volume buying and therefore keep prices down. When the warehouse is completed, Pinewoods Nursery will occupy about 14,000 square feet. Expanding the outside garden area has allowed a larger supply of gift items, lawn furniture, hammocks and swings. They also carry fish, birds, turtles, pet and pond supplies, silk flowers, wind chimes, wicker baskets, garden tools, candles, unique toys for kids, kites, flags and much more. Oranges, grapefruit, limes and lemons from Bahama Palm Grove are sold at the nursery. Gold fish, koi and other tropical fish swim in the pond under the cascading waterfall just to the back of the greenhouse. Pinewoods Nursery has been growing its own rose bushes for the past two years and it is proving to be a success. They are the only grower, on a large scale, of citrus trees in the Bahamas. Citrus trees grown here are shipped to Nassau and Grand Bahama. Pinewoods Nursery has been in business since 1981, first occupying a space next to the former Western Auto building. They were called Wayside Gardens. In 1983 they moved to the present location which was only 1,500 square feet. Except for the airport, they were the only building out there. Nothing but pine trees surrounded them and so they renamed the business Pinewoods Nursery. Mr. Randy Key recalled the remarks made by some people back then about giving the business six months. He said many people told him the business would not make it because it was too far out of town. Well, Pinewoods has made it and continues to grow. Today they employ a total of 29 persons. Mr. Key said he is very optimistic about the future of his business and the growing community of Abaco. Pine Woods Nursery Grows and GrowsPinewoods Nursery, which has recently expanded, offers a wide variety of plants for the home and garden as well as gift items, silk flowers and decorations for the house and yard. Their stock is constantly changing so there is always something new to see.

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 29 The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbours premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel stationThe Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool Conch Crawl Restaurant and Bar Dive Abaco! SCUBA / Snorkle CenterThe Conch Inn Resort 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 MarinaTide Pelican Harbour May 2003By Margo Albury During the 1940s and 1950s Man-O-War Cay was a beautiful little island that was dominated by boat building. William H. Albury is a name that is often associated with boat building. He was most often referred to as Uncle Will. He possessed great talent for boat building and design. This talent attracted many yachtsmen from all over the world. Uncle Will was also looked at as a father figure in the community. He could be most often remembered wearing his hard helmet and having a cigar in his mouth. All of his boats were built with no blueprints or power tools, just knowledge that he gained from many years of experience. He often had up to twelve skilled builders that would help him to build the magnificent ships. At that time a master boat builder would earn two dollars a day. Large ships were not the only thing produced at the time, Dinghy boats were also popular. After all, the big ships needed one to accompany them. Mr. Maurice Albury was as famous for the dinghies as Uncle Will was for the ships. In later years when ship-building was not so popular, dinghybuilding still thrived on the small island. Many of Uncle Wills ex-carpenters carried on in this field. Up until the 1980s these wooden dinghies were still being built, such boat builders like Basil Sands carried on the tradition till their deaths. Boat building was once considered a way of life in ManO-War. Even though the great tradition of building wooden boats has been lost, fiberglass boats are now being built. In the s and s the wooden dinghies started to become less popular and fiberglass speedboats or runabouts became more popular. Edwins Boat yard was the first to begin building these fiberglass boats. However, the company stopped building the boats in the early 1990s due to the high risk of health problems often occurring with the use of fiberglass materials. The boats are still being built. Albury Brothers Boat Building Company has been building fiberglass boats on the harbour front in the middle of the settlement for the last two decades. They have designed several lengths of runabout boats. These boats take a while to make, and the company always has orders for the famous boats. It usually takes a year and a half to two years from the time one is ordered until it is finished. Prior to the building of the fiberglass boats, the same company built wooden boats in several designs. However, modern day buyers request the more durable fiberglass models.Man-O-War Cay, a Boat Building IslandA fiberglass boat is under construction at the Albury Brothers Boat Yard in Man-O-War. The men there have been boat builders for many generations, building beautiful, stong boats from native woods. But times have changed and fiberglass boats have proved to be easier to maintain so the Man-O-War yards have switched over. Their boats are in great demand as they are practical, well built and sea worthy.

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Page 30 The Abaconian May 1st, 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 COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2002 IN THE SUPREME COURT No. 23 Equity Side IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 AND IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot Number One Hundred and Fourteen (114) in the Settlement of Cherokee Sound on the Island of Abaco one of the Islands in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas AND IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Lewis E. Pinder NOTICE The Petitioner in this matter claims to be the owner in fee simple of the said piece, parcel or lot of land and has made application to the Supreme Court of the Bahamas under Section Three (3) of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to have his title to the said land investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act. Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during normal working hours at:1.The Registry of the Supreme Court, BITCO Building, East Street in the City of Nassau, Bahamas; 2.The Chambers of L. C. Hull & Co., Don MacKay Boulevard, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas; 3.The Office of the Senior Administrator for Abaco in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas; and 4.The office of the Assistant Administrator for South Abaco in Sandy Point, Abaco, Bahamas. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person having dower or right to dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized in the Petition shall within Thirty (30) days from the publication of the Notice inclusive of the day of such publication file Notice in the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau in the Island of New Providence aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a statement of his or her claim in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. The failure of any such person to file and serve a statement of his or her claim within the time fixed by the Notice aforesaid shall operate as a bar to such claim DATED this 14th day of March A.D., 2003 L. C. HULL & C0., Don MacKay Boulevard Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Attorneys for the Petitioners The dive instructors for Abaco Dive Adventures are all highly experienced. They are shown above, left to right, Tim Higgs, Vic Politano, Heath Higgs, Kay Politano and Wayne Mitchell. By Jennifer Hudson On March 17 Abaco Dive Adventures, a NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors) Pro Platinum Facility opened its doors. The facility is located on Front Street in Marsh Harbour and is managed by a group of professionals who love diving and have a common goal: To provide their guests with world class diving adventures. This is a full service dive facility offering SCUBA and snorkeling gear for rental and providing both regular air fills and Nitrox fills for divers specially trained to use it. The owners of Abaco Dive Adventures would like to see Abaco become known world wide as a diving destination and towards this end they are offering more adventurous dives which are not being offered here. Their boats, 25-foot Power Cats, can get to the dive sites very quickly and so can get to the more remote and spectacular, rarely visited reefs for the divers who are looking for a little more excitement. Bakers Bay with its gargantuan pillars and layers of mountainous star corals is only 25 minutes away while Fowl Cay is only 10 minutes. Their boats can be trailered to Sandy Point where more beautiful coral reefs abound. So no matter what the weather on one side of the island, they are almost always able to do a dive somewhere. At Sandy Point divers can feel the thrill of vertical walls descending to 2000 feet. The dives begin there in 60 feet of clear blue water where one can see huge gorgonians, gigantic barrel sponges and colourful stony corals. The two tank night dives are another exciting option. On the first dive the reef can be explored at twilight as the sun goes down. On the second dive crabs, spiny lobsters and even more exciting creatures begin to wake up and the contrast is dramatic. The wreck of the Deborah K and the Treasure Cay Blue Hole are two more of the many options available and the team does its best to cater to individual divers wishes. Safety is the teams number one priority. Their dive boats are equipped with standard emergency equipment such as oxygen kits, first aid kits and radios. One member of the team is always on the surface while one of the dive guides is underwater with the divers. Additionally, each member of the dive team is CPR/First Aid and Oxygen Administration trained. The dive team consists of experienced boat captains, NAUI Instructors and NAUI Dive Masters. Heath Higgs, a prominent Marsh Harbour businessman, is a commercial boat captain with twenty years diving experience. Tim Higgs is another commercial boat captain and a commercial diver with twenty years diving experience. Wayne Mitchell is a retired director of Disney diving, water parks and safety operations. He is an industry expert in the handicapped divers programme. Vic Politano is a Florida licensed Family Physician and the dive physician for Sea World of Orlando with 31 years diving experience. His wife, Kay, is a Florida licensed counselor and an Instructor/Trainer, also with 31 years diving experience. The team can train all levels from beginning diver to Instructor level. They would very much like to see Bahamians being trained to become Instructors so that they can lead dives and train divers. For the past four years Kay has run a SCUBA school programme at Abaco Central High School. Abaco Dive Adventures will now be the official sponsor for the eight students per year who will earn full NAUI certification. The students will have to pass all academic and water tests in order to become certified. The students will receive all academic and water instruction and all their training and certification dives free. On May 24 Abaco Dive Adventures will be holding its Grand Opening at which they will be having all the normal festivities of ribbon cutting and door prizes. People will be able to sign up for the new Marsh Harbour Dive Club which the team plans on starting soon. This will be an excellent opportunity for divers to get together, share experiences and participate in many varied group activities. Dive club members will receive a discount at the new dive shop. If you are looking for something more in life and enjoy the beautiful Bahamian waters, why not check out Abaco Dive Adventures where a whole new world of wonder and excitement awaits you.New Dive Centre Is Now Open

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 31 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 through Dundas T own................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta.......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Fran kie Russel hou se...............$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 Town.....................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour ......................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay .............................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope ......................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town ..............................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven ..........................$65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round T rip................................... $85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour ....................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joes Creek ......................................... $25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ...........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..................................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks ...................................................$7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 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 HarbourAbaco Beach Dive Center............367-4646 Abaco Dive Adventres..................367-2963 Dive Abaco...................................367-2787Hope 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 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 .................. Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0431 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 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

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Page 32 The Abaconian May 1st, 2003 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 OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERER ERER ER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIESOn Green Turtle Cay : The beach: 1.46 acres on Atlantic Ocean. 135' on beach. $480,000 Two one-third acre lots on Bight O Bay beach. 90' frontage. Close to town and public dock. Fourteen lots across from Bight O Bay Beach. Water front on Inner White Sound. 1/2 acre and up. Starting at $78,650 Quiet waterfront: 1.35 acres on Black Sound, with dock, close to beach $650,000 A jewel of a hom e with pool set high on a bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco. One acre of property stunningly landscaped with wooden walkways and decks. Six buildings set out in pod arrangement. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath. Wicker and rattan furniture throughout including pieces by Tommy Bahama. $2.8 million Ocean Beach: 1/2 acre lot on high ridge with gorgeous ocean view. Many fruit trees. Five minute walk to beach. Reef close enough to swim to. $102,000 White Sound: Four inland lots within 5 minute walk of waterfront and public dock. $47,200 each 1/2 acre lots within 5 minute walk of public dock, water front and Green Turtle Club. $60,000-$70,000 each Green Turtle Estates: 1/2 acre only 125 feet from ocean beach. Firm $183,000 Coco Bay: 1/3 acre, 75 x 185, about 3 min walk to beach. $59,000 2.68 acres with dock rights on Coco Bay. $650,000 Five bedroom 4 bath furnished house on ocean. 330 feet of ocean front. Needs major repair. $950,000 Bluff Harbour: Furnished private home. Three bedrooms, three baths plus caretaker cottage. 2000 water front. Secluded. One acre. Boat ramp and dock site. Needs repair. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-242-365-4234 Fax 1-242-365-4636 e-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/oceanbluNorth End: NEW! Stunning furnished hilltop, 3 bedroom, 2 bath hom with fireplace, perched 35 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Vaulted ceilings. 125 on ocean. Panoramic views of ocean through French doors, 3000 squ. ft. under roof plus 1,000 sq. ft. of screened-in porch. W/D, A/C in master bedroom lus ceiling fans throughout. One acre. $1.42 million gross NEW! Secluded two-acre parcel with house stetching from Bluff Harbour to the Sea of Abaco. Over 1000 feet of water front. Stunning views. Two bedrooms / 2 baths. New protected dock on Bluff Harbour. Gazebo on Sea of Abaco. 30,000 gallon cistern. Standby generator. Many mature trees. Garage. $3,000,000 Inner White Sound: Two bedroom suites; 3 bath: Kit/liv/dining fully furnished villa on water. In pristine condition. Good rental income. $275,000 Four unit income producing 2 bed 1 bath apartment complex. Fully furnished. Water views. Dock. Laundry. Two years old $700,000 plus closing Stunning new home. Interior still under construction. All materials on site to complete. Truck. 2 bed 2 bath. A/C throughout. Views of ocean, Guana Cay and Sea of Abaco. $775,500 ONO New Plymouth: New Two story building near Long Dock overlooking water in town of New Plymouth. Furnished. 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. Prime location $275,000 plus 7% to closeOn Munjack Cay: 10 acres. Dock. 320 on Sea of Abaco. Good elevation $300,00 0 One-quarter acre on beach 125 frontage $183,000 On Little Ambrigris Cay: 10 acres. Dock material on site. Beautiful beach. High hill. $515,000 grossSales, Rentals and Property Management OFF THE MARKET UNDER CONTRACT SOLDCentral Abaco PrimaryLiteracy Week Was SuccessfulBy Portia Jonsson April 7th-11th was declared Literacy Week at Central Abaco Primary School. The theme for this week was Reading Opens the Door to Our World A variety of activities was staged to promote and create an awareness in the school and neighbouring communities. A special assembly was held to launch the Literacy Week with Ms. Felemease Sawyer, Curriculum Officer with the Ministry of Education, as guest speaker. She emphasized the importance of reading everyday. Other competitions including speech, reading, banner and door decorating were also launched. In the reading competition, the grade level that read the most books won and in the door competition, the classroom with the best decorated door pertaining to reading won. The week culminated with a series of exhibitions and a banner parade.Spelling Bee CompetitionBy Portia Jonsson Nineteen Grade 2 students competed on April 11th at the Learning Resource Centre in a Spelling Bee Competition. The competing schools were Coopers Town Primary, Man-O-War School, Central Abaco Primary, Long Bay School, Fox Town Primary, Moores Island All Age School, Treasure Cay Primary, St. Francis de Sales, Amy Roberts Primary School and Cherokee Sound Primary School. All the students came prepared and competition was very St. Francis de Sales School selects outstanding students each month at each grade level. This group of students is the current group being honored. They are, front row, left to right, Kenneth Stuart, Hannah Hayworth, Hendrenique Williams, and Kelsey Burrows. Middle row, left to right, Rontre Rolle, Sapphire Davis, Sapphire Davis, Ellinor Mitchel, Chante Sands, Diajha Cox, Farrah Russell and Tyler Cooper. Back row, left to right, Viline Baptiste, Alisha Pinder, Edith Dorestil, Christine Timothee, Charlotte Swann, Jonathon Saunders and Davy Gibson. Students and teachers of Coopers Town Primary School in Coopers Town paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency, Dame Ivy Dumont (front row center), Governor-General, on March 26 at Government House. The group heard about some of the duties of the Governor-General and went on a tour of Government House. Photo by BIS School News 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 School Page 33

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 33 AA AA A vailable atvailable at vailable atvailable at vailable atFull Range of Reliable Johnson & Advanced Evinrude 2 HP thru 250 HP Motors in Stock at Lower than U.S. Prices Ask about our TWO YEAR WARRANTY Full Range of Johnson & Evinrude Parts in Stock Factory Trained Mechanics & Reliable ServiceDOLPHIN MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4262 THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour 242-367-2703 ISLAND MARINE Parrot Cay 242-366-0282 SEA HORSE MARINE Hope Town 242-366-0023 ROBERTS MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4249 CJs Welding & Machine ShopAluminum, Stainless & Black Iron Welding Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & RepairMarsh Harbour Phones: 367-4011 or 367-4879 Fax: 367-4018 Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & TrailersOn the waterfront at the end of Key Club Rd. All buildings are Red Iron, bolt-up kits in 26 gauge galv. that include engineered drawings and come in all sizes. 1-561-955-8800 The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES VACANT LANDDerek 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.comHGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 5/1/03Cabbage Cove 1/3 Acre Sea of Abaco Beach-front Building Sites Mid-way between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay................................# AB5142 $ 118,000.Elbow Cay "Marnies 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.North Abaco "Maury Tract" 88 acres 2 miles north of Treasure cay 2,496 Linear feet of Sea of Abaco frontage 1,400 linear feet of highway frontage, elevations to over 30'........................................................# AB5146 $1,395,000. 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 can be divided into 2 3.5 acre parcels..................................# AB5113 $ 965,000. SUPPLY DEPOTP.O. Box AB-20577 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph:/Fax: (242) 367-2128 COME SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER YOU Soap Dispensers Paper Towel Dispensers Pillows Towels Kitchen Utensils Silverware Styrofoam Cups Trays Bags Plastic & Paper Shampoo Soap Lotions Brooms Mops Cleaners ...and MUCH MUCH MORE!Located in Government Subdivision/Cove Estates. The Blue Warehouse on Top of the HillDespite bad weather Central Abaco Primary School held its parade on April 11, completing its activites of Literacy Week. They carried banners promoting favorite books. More School News SchoolFrom Page 32 stiff. After many rounds the winners were: First Place Jawara Newbold from St. Francis, Second Place Briantino Fox from Moores Island School, Third Place Jade Thompson from Long Bay School. All participants were awarded certificates and the winners received trophies.Primary School Track MeetBy Portia Jonsson The Annual Inter-School Track Meet for the primary schools was held at the Murphy Town Park on April 3rd and 4th. Five schools participated in this competition and events ranged from the 75m to the 1500m races. Winning the track meet this year was Central Abaco Primary. This is the first win for Central Abaco Primary and the entire school body is elated and promises to do the same in Nassau. Athletes from this track meet will be chosen to represent Abaco in the Annual National Track meet in Nassau during the month of May. Other winners included Treasure Cay Primary 2nd Place, Coopers Town Primary 3rd Place, Fox Town Primary 4th Place and St. Francis de Sales 5th Place. Organizers of the track meet would like to thank Vitamalt for sponsoring this event Please see School Page 34 The Annual Inter-School Track Meet was held at the Murphy Town Park on April 3 and 4. Five schools participated in a variety of competitions. Central Abaco Primary School won the track meet this year for the first time. Advertise in The Abaconian

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Page 34 The Abaconian May 1st, 2003 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QFREE Q FREE QFREE Q FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TETE TETE TE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 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"and William Davis of Burns House for coordinating the sponsorship. Special thanks to the officials from Freeport for officiating the competition and giving a more acMore School News SchoolFrom Page 33 curate timing of the races. The atmosphere at the track meet was very enthusiastic but some of the coaches felt that the athletes were deprived of support by various schools because students were not allowed time off to come out and cheer them on. Students of five primary schools competed in the Annual Inter-School Primary School Track Meet on April 10 and 11. This year Central Abaco Primary School was the winner. The Ministry of Education sponsors several competitions involving all the schools on Abaco, both private and public. Shown above are the students who competed in the second grade Spelling Bee. The winners were Jawara Newbold in 1st Place, Briantino Fox in 2nd Place and Jade Thompson in 3rd Place. 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.bsYellow Wood #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. $289,000 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 overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This house boasts a romantic wood burning fireplace, rattan furnishings, ceramic tiles and custom wood cabinets. Very secluded island retreat. Offered at $1,420,000 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 Hummingbird 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

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 35 The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIESGREAT ESTATES HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 5/1/03Bahama 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. One Block from beach, two minute walk.................................# AB76 -$275,000.Elbow 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 $ 938,000.Elbow 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. Fabulous views Fully furnis hed.......................# AB83 -$840,000.Elbow Cay "demwells" Buttonwood Bay 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 1,056 sq.ft. new home on 1/3 acre. 600sq.ft. of covered verandahs and deck. Great View Furnished................................ # AB88 -$530,000. 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 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 Guana Cay "Ridge Runner" 2,160 sq.ft. home 1.1 acres 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 2nd floor living space 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor apartment, Private Dock, Fabulous views Furnished.............................# AB85 SOLD 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 from beach. Good rental income potential Furnished..# AB86 $750,000.Leisure Lee "Leisure's Rest" 3 bedroom 2 full baths, plus 2 -1/2 baths 2,700 sq.ft. home beautifully landscaped. Fully Furnished......................................................................................................................# AB84 $ 350,000. Man-O-War Cay "Outrageous" 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home. Furnished, Beach Access, Ocean View, Semi-Private Dock.........................................................................................................................................# 2899 -$875,000. Man-O-War Cay "Joe's Beach Cottage" 2,296 sq.ft. home. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2nd floor living space. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, separate 1st floor apartment. Good income producer. Minute from beach Furnished...# AB61 -$410,000. Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores "Pelican Point" 3 bedroom, 3 bath home 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment 2 Acres over 1,000 water-frontage private dock with boat lift Fabulous Views furnished..# AB67 $2,990,000.Marsh Harbour Eastern Shores "Beach Point House" 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,500 sq.ft. home. 1,200 sq.ft. of verandahs and decks. 3/4 acre on Sea of Abaco Two complete living units, Beach Great views....# AB89 -$ 1,775,000. 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 $ 1,500,000.Marsh Harbour Eastern Shores "Lookout House" 4 bedroom, 3 baths 1,600 sq.ft. on sea-to-sea 3/4 acre. New addition and renovation. Natural foliage Private dock Fabulous views Furnished...............# AB91 -$1,120,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Casa Linda" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,487 sq.ft. home, Attached Garage Private Dock Boat Lift Furnished .................................................................# AB49 -$ 589,000.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.. # AB42 -$ 750,000.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 $ 765,000.Treasure 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. "Corn Bay" Man-O-War Cay 15 acre family estate two complete residences, two guest houses Private Harbour, five private beaches, Breathtaking Ocean and Sea of Abaco views. All the privacy of a private island. Furnished # AB11 $5,500,000 "Spinnaker Point" Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 3 bedroom, 3 bath 1,320 sq.ft. home Private 50 Lay-along Boat Dock Great Sea of Abaco View. Tastefully Furnished and fully equipped Beautifully Landscaped # AB93 NEW LISTING $595,000"Lauras Hideaway" Marsh Harbour Cove Estates Duplex 100 x 100 lot 2 2 bedroon, 1 bath apartments, plus efficiency three separate living units. great location Excellent rental income furnished Priced to sell. #AB44 NEW PRICE $187,500 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 HOMES Water MakersWell Done carries a complete line of Reverse Osmosis Desalinators. Sizes start at 100 GPD to 20,000 GPD .We can install, service and maintain all of the equipment we sell and drill the neccessary water and drain wells to supply the units. Water Well ServicesProfessionally drilled water and drain wells. Serving all of Abaco including: Guana Cay, Elbow Cay, ManOWar Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbour. We case all of our wells down to the water and use professional well screen at the pump levels. Get your well done today to supply your water maker or your home or business.Call us today 242-367-4841 242-367-4842 Call us today 242-367-4842 242-367-4841We also sell, service and install water makers S KWatermakers, Inc.AffordableReliable4256 North US 1 Ft. Pierce, Florida 34946 (561) 489-0852 Installation available in Abaco by Professional Service LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town, Abaco 150 to 100,000 Gallons Per Day Prices Starting at $2,450.00 U.S. Cost Check out our Website at www.skwatermakers.com[;\/-0By Isobel Sherman Mr. Kenneth Romer, Vice Principal of St. Georges High School in Freeport, was attacked and beaten by two men in his office on April 7. Abaconians will remember Mr. Romer as the former Senior Master at S.C. Bootle High School. He was named Teacher of the Year in the Bahamas while he was posted on Abaco. Apparently a 7th grade boy had a fight with a girl. After talking to the two students, Mr. Romer told the boy to sit and wait to be picked up. Someone called the boys father who came with another male More School News This student shows his talent at the shot put at a recent track meet for Primary Schools. These young people are our future athletes. Students found that they could use school desk as scooters. The formica top made a slick surface that slides easily. to the school. They found Mr. Romer and attacked him. He received a broken nose among other injuries. The 1400-member student body was dismissed. Subsequently, two men have been arrested and are in jail awaiting trial in July. Both the Ministry of Education and the Bahamas Union of Teachers are looking into the matter and the broader problem countrywide of the safety of teachers and students while in school. Mr. Romer is the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Derek Benjamin, pastor of New Visions Ministries in Marsh Harbour.Teacher Was Attacked in Freeport

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Page 36 The Abaconian May 1st, 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 3596658 Office Space Available within the Travel Spot office. Call 367-2567Minimum 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 Houses and Land For Sale or Rent Classified Advertisements RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT 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 www.abacos.com rentals real estate activities information cost-effective-ads Tel: 321-254-4901 Fax: 321-242-1356 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 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Simmons PlaceRentals Apartments Office Space Store FrontBarbara M. SimmonsPhone 242-367-2922 East Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, Abaco simmonsplace2002@yahoo.com RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSLittle 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, Cove Estates one-room furnished efficiency available. Call 367-5586 Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@oii.netWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote, The Bahamas Neurological CentreDr. Edwin Demeritte will have monthly neurology clinics at the Abaco Medical Clinic, Front Street, Marsh Harbour Clinics the second Friday of every month For adults and children with neurological problems Neurodiagnostic testing, including EEGs, EMGs and others Specific test can be made available locally upon requestTo schedule appointments or testing please contact us 242-393-5962 Nassau 242-367-4240 Abaco Gallery & Frame Shop Tel: 367-4227 Abaco Glass Tel: 367-2442 Garbage Ruins the Landscape This garbage dump is right on S.C. Bootle Highway and continues to grow. It started out with construction trash and has since accummulated household trash. It is a disgrace and is something that tourists will complain about or will find our coutryside too filthy to tolerate. How do we keep people from throwing out their trash in inappropriate places? Batelco is activating a new automatic system to disconnected customers which have overdue accounts. They initiated it in Freeport, followed by New Providence and Abaco. Thousands of phones have been disconnected. The new system can disconnect more than 1000 phone and cellular phones in a 24-hour period. Previously Batelco Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Fridges Freezers Satellites TVs Stereos Phones Home Appliances Car Stereos/Amps Speakers Abaco Distributors Ltd. Ph: (242) 367-2265 (242) 367-3042SALES SERVICES REPAIRS AND ACCESSORIES MONTHL Y SPECIAL SLaundry Centers$1,139Samsung Microwave$97.005000 BTUAir Conditioner$295SPECIALS GOOD, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, FOR MAY 2003 Batelco Automates Disconnectionspersonnel had to manually disconnect overdue accounts but the new system reduces the labor needed. It would have taken five employees working five days to complete the work that the computer does in one day. Batelco has been working on the new system for several years. It was automation which allowed Batelco to downsize in 1999How Not to Tie Your BoatThis Boston Whaler was poorly tied which allowed the bow to get caught under a rock ledge. Remember, if there is a possibility that a boat can get into trouble, it will.

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 37There were many fine entries such as a nice mobile with several decorated eggs suspending from a holder and another was a beautiful sunflower in a pot, as well as quite a few bunny rabbits, but the one that caught my eye was a soldier in camouflage (which, sadly to say, didnt win any prizes but was still very topical). However, it was very evident that the students really used their imaginations this year and came up with some unique designs and decorations. Not everyone can win, but we still commend all SouthFrom Page 5 the children for doing such fine work on their eggs. First place winners received cash prizes of $20 each and books and school supplies for second and third place winners.Spelling BeeThe island-wide second grade Spelling Bee was held in Marsh Harbour on April 11th with two students from Cherokee participating. Cruz Turnquest ended up eighth overall and lasted twelve rounds. Laseton Glinton was the substitute. Both boys worked very hard over the past few months and we congratulate them for their efforts.Easter Egg HuntA Easter egg hunt was organized for the students on April 16 just before their Spring Break. Even though the clouds seemed to be hovering, the weather cooperated, and the children were able to successfully find all the hidden eggs (we hope). Dominque Chea from the younger kids found 35 eggs and Angus Sawyer found the most in the older group. The winners received new books as their prizes. And, of course, everyone enjoyed eating the jellybean eggs they found. 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.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 Elbow Cay 3 bed / 3bath cottage on 1/3 acre, nicely landscaped, central A/C. $190,000 Call 366-0583 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 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 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 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 Lynyard Cay large water front lot with cottage, tool shed, 150 dock, mature coconuts, 23 Seacraft with 200 Yamaha. $425,000. Also adjoining water front lot approx. 1 acre, good elevation, fantastic views. $98,500 Call 3663507 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 ONLY Sea Grape RealtyVictor R. Patterson Memorial Plaza P.O. Box AB 20123 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2749 E-mail: seagraperealty@hotmail.com Elbow Cay: Lot on Centerline Road, 90 x 100, good title. $75,000 Elbow Cay: Acre in Back Creek, access to water. $80,000 Tilloo Cay: Two lots on Sea of Abaco, 100 wide, approx 250 feet long, deep water, hill top views. Please enquire. Lubbers Quarters: Hillside acre with private dock slip and utilities. $120,000 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.com New This WeekBahama Palm Shores: Fine 8 1/2 mile ocean beach foreshore homesite. Get away from it all in this residential enclave only 20 minutes from Marsh Harbour. Beach combers delight and ready to build. $58,800 Bahama Palm Shores: Excellent opportunity for Bahamians to quiet land between this property and the spectacular beach. Start improvements and submit your claim. Beautiful cul-de-sac homesite. $15,000 Marsh Harbour: Rare opportunity to own a superior home in one of the best neighbourhoods. Expansive property, right across from the Sea of Abaco, master craftsman-built home with all the extras $545,900 Marsh Harbour: Substantial commercial property comprising retail, office, workshop and restaurant facilities. Generous parking, good income producer and great location. Call for details. $517,000 Coral Point: Homesites now offered as one parcel of almost 9 acres. Stunning views of the Sea of Abaco, waterfront access for dockage, swimming. Spectacular sunrise to sunset hill top location. $349,000The Best Service in AbacoFeatured ListingCoral Point Villa, Great Cistern Cay: Garden of Eden Gather the family and retreat to this lush, private domain. Pick fruit and flowers from your own trees, swim, boat, build a games court or snuggle by the fireplace. This large compound provides it all in a secure, convenient environment. Keep an eye on things from the wrap-around terrace or read a good book under the bouganvillea arbour. Paradise found! $660,900 Marsh Harbour, 2 years old, 2 B / 2 B home, 1398 sq. ft. Everything must go. E-mail only. foursale@hotmail.com Marsh 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

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Page 38 The Abaconian May 1st, 2003 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 www.damianos.comDAMIANOS REALTY COMPANY LIMITEDMARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR Leslie Pinder & Donna Darville Leslie Pinder & Donna Darville Leslie Pinder & Donna Darville Leslie Pinder & Donna Darville Leslie Pinder & Donna Darville TT TT T el: 242-367-5046 (-5045 fax) el: 242-367-5046 (-5045 fax) el: 242-367-5046 (-5045 fax) el: 242-367-5046 (-5045 fax) el: 242-367-5046 (-5045 fax) lesliedamianos.com lesliedamianos.com lesliedamianos.com lesliedamianos.com lesliedamianos.com donnadamianos.com donnadamianos.com donnadamianos.com donnadamianos.com donnadamianos.com HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CA HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CA HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CA HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CA HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CA YY YY Y Kerry Sullivan Kerry Sullivan Kerry Sullivan Kerry Sullivan Kerry Sullivan TT TT T el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 Fax: 242-366-0164 Fax: 242-366-0164 Fax: 242-366-0164 Fax: 242-366-0164 kerrydamianos.com kerrydamianos.com kerrydamianos.com kerrydamianos.com kerrydamianos.com LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR TERSTERS TERSTERS TERS Laurie Schr Laurie Schr Laurie Schr Laurie Schr Laurie Schr einereiner einereiner einer TT TT T el: 242-366-3143 el: 242-366-3143 el: 242-366-3143 el: 242-366-3143 el: 242-366-3143 Fax: 242-366-3143 Fax: 242-366-3143 Fax: 242-366-3143 Fax: 242-366-3143 Fax: 242-366-3143 lauriedamianos.com lauriedamianos.com lauriedamianos.com lauriedamianos.com lauriedamianos.com ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA Y PROPER Y PROPER Y PROPER Y PROPER Y PROPER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIES HOPE TOWN HOPE TOWN HOPE TOWN HOPE TOWN HOPE TOWN Exclusive Affiliate Exclusive Affiliate Exclusive Affiliate Exclusive Affiliate Exclusive Affiliate Sales & Rentals Sales & Rentals Sales & Rentals Sales & Rentals Sales & Rentals TT TT T el: 242-366-0569 el: 242-366-0569 el: 242-366-0569 el: 242-366-0569 el: 242-366-0569 MARSH HARBOUR Duplex Lot Price $51,000. MAN-O-WAR 150 from Atlantic Ocean, 3 minutes away from Sandy Beach. $100,000. HOPE TOWN 3.1 Acres on Sea of Abaco. Excellent elevation. $990,000. Internet Ref. #1681 TILLOO CAY 1/2 acre oceanfront lot with shared dock in the Bight of Tilloo. $85,000. Internet Ref. #1770 TILLOO CA TILLOO CA TILLOO CA TILLOO CA TILLOO CA Y Y Y Y Y Lot Tilloo Beach Subdivision fabulous view of the Sea of Abaco, access to common dock area and Atlantic Beach. Great building site. Internet Ref. $75,000 gross. 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. Ref. #805 TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA Y VILLA Y VILLA Y VILLA Y VILLA Y VILLA 2/2 with central A/C nearby 18hole golfcourse, 3 miles of sandy beaches, marina, restaurants & bars. Modern amenities. $87,000. ELBOW CAELBOW CA ELBOW CAELBOW CA ELBOW CA YY YY Y Tahiti Hai Dorros Cove Subdivision Newly renovated 4/2 on a 1/2 acre lot with separate gardeners apt. Central a/c, wrap around porch, panoramic views, dock access, steps away from Tahiti Beach, and 10 minutes to Hope Town. Internet Ref. $960,000.NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGLUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR TERSTERS TERSTERS TERS Flip Flops Beautiful beach bungalow on 1.19 acres with dock. Sandy white beach with breathtaking sunsets. This property has lush landscaping and nature trails. Numerous improvements. Call for details. Laurie Schreiner 242-366-3143NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGSEE PAGE 3 FOR OUR FEATURED PROPERTY TRADE WINDSLUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR TERSTERS TERSTERS TERSInternet Ref. 1 bedroom 1 bath with dock$220,000$220,000 $220,000$220,000 $220,0001 bed 1 bath with loft & dock $260,000$260,000 $260,000$260,000 $260,000Large vacant lot with dock --$90,000$90,000 $90,000$90,000 $90,000Hilltop large lot with dock $130,000$130,000 $130,000$130,000 $130,000 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 CHEROKEE COTTAGES3 bed 2 bath homeSpectacular Ocean views80 above sea level1,280 sq.ft. living space 1,000 sq.ft. balcony space$$ $$ $ 240,000 Ref. 240,000 Ref. 240,000 Ref. 240,000 Ref. 240,000 Ref. 2 bed 1 bath, quiet areaGreat Get Away CottageNear sandy beaches$130,000 Ref. $130,000 Ref. $130,000 Ref. $130,000 Ref. $130,000 Ref. NEW LISTINGS NEW LISTINGS NEW LISTINGS NEW LISTINGS NEW LISTINGS COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL 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 TILOO CUTHH 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 Ref. 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 $990,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING SUNRISE POINTBB BB BESTEST ESTEST EST D D D D DEAL EAL EAL EAL EAL ONON ONON ON THETHE THETHE THE O O O O OCEANCEAN CEANCEAN CEANHH 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 Ref. 2b/1b, 800 square feetAdditional 800sq. closed in for expansionFully furnishedGreat area to surfExcellent rental history$$ $$ $ 649649 649649 649 ,000,000 ,000,000 ,000 NEW 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 $795,000endanger the town. Councillors are considering their options. Hope Town residents and boaters on anchor complain about the loud music played late at night by the restaurants and bars. Music licenses are typically granted for music from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. However, Mr. Williams stated that other hours can be stipulated as may be appropriate. This will be investigated. Local Govt.From Page 18 SUNSHINE TRUCKINGFor all your trucking needs Authorized Trained Dealer for TyrFil The Worlds Foremost DeflationProof Tire SystemCall Now 367-4061 Fax 3668 For Industrial, Off-the-Road, Golf Cart, Wheelbarrow, Motorcycle, Car & Truck TiresBy Isobel Sherman There is actually a place where Potcake puppies are wanted. Buddy Dog is an animal shelter near Boston, Massachusetts, that for over two years has taken Bahamian Potcake puppies, treated them for various maladies and placed them in loving homes. According to Molly Roberts of AARF, there are practically no puppies in shelters in certain areas of the United States unless you are looking for a full pedigree puppy and are willing to pay high prices for them. That is because spay and neutering programs have been so successful that the number of unwanted puppies is shrinking. There are people who would prefer a non-pedigree dog or a mixed breed puppy and our Potcakes fill the bill. In fact, the most popular dog among New York City residents is the mixed breed. In the past four weeks close to thirty pot cake puppies have been sent to Boston, Massachusetts to the Buddy Dog Programme. These pot cake puppies most of them found on the streets and bush will be adopted and become wanted pets in their new country. While Harry Meline and Kathy Hargreaves, the founders of the Spay/Neuter Incentive Program, (SNIP), have been very successful in reducing the numbers of reproducing females dogs in Abaco, unwanted litters still exist. In the past month Chris Roberts has taken over 20 Potcake puppies to Nassau and put them on a plane for Boston. Buddy Dog and other hand-picked shelters in New England find homes for these puppies very quickly. In the past two years over 150 Potcakes of all types have found homes abroad, from London, England to Los Angeles, California. Some travel with tourists who find them irresistible, some are sent to New England, but every one of the Potcakes that leaves the island goes to a safe, loving home with people who recognize their special quali ties. We Bahamians do not appreciate our Potcake dog and its uniqueness. The Potcake fascinates many overseas veterinarians who treat them because these animals are considered original dogs. Potcakes and their cousins, such as the Satos from Puerto Rico, predate almost all other dogs in this hemisphere. Those of you who have Internet, type Potcake into your search engine some day and see all that is online about the Bahamian Potcake. It is a dog that needs preserving and it should not be mated with a pit bull to produce what is called pitcakes; this type of breeding is increasing and the Bahamian Potcake is endanger of eventually being extinct. Shelters that have no local puppies to adopt are eager to place Potcakes and are willing toPotcakes Are Popular in Statestake as many of the Potcake puppies as possible because many homes are waiting for these smart, intelligent, loving dogs.

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May 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 39 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Mercury Outboard Engines 125 HP $4000200 HP $5000 Contact National Marine @ 367-2326 Wave Runner Seadoo, Bombardier, two man, excellent cond, cover, low hours. Can be seen at Scotland Cay $2,950. Call 375-8226 or 561738-0996 36 Marine Trader Sedan, 1982, top condition, 2 staterooms, 8 KW gen, 120 HP Ford Leymond engine, new 16 cu. ft. fridge, central air, auto pilot, DUTY PAID. $65,000. Call Roy Roberts collect. 242-333-4113 or 333-4770 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. 79 Ford, 302 engine, auto trans, runs good, $7000 or trade for small car. Call Kevin at 3663061 79 Ford 6 cyl. auto trans, runs good. $1500. Call Kevin at 366-3061 100 KW Perkins diesel generator 2001, used as stand-by, self contained. ready to go. Call 359-6707Piano, Technics Digital Ensemble, Steinway sound, 88 weighted keys. display, floppy, MIDI etc. Like new. $1,900 obo. Tel. 3656441 Lightpoles 10 and 12 bases, 12 ft. and 15 ft. in length. Call 367-4061Island Maintenance/Manager Englishman (55) seeks right hand man position. Electrician, plumbing, building and joinery, expert with diesel gen, water. Honest, dependable. E-mail moredazeoff@yahoo.co.ukWanted for local weekend band, lead guitar, also keyboard/vocals a plus. Classic rock, raggae, calypso and blues. Call 477-5222 93 Toyota Camry Call for price. Phone 3672326 days 95 Jeep Cherokee, low mileage, good cond. A/C. PS, PB, AM/FM, Tape. $5,500 Call 3654695 98 Ford Taurus Sta Wgn, special addition, leather interior, center console, alum. wheels, 24 valve engine, low mileage, like new. Call 365-8188 98 Kia Sportage, auto, leather int., fully loaded. Call 367-2631 after 5 99 Club Golf Cart, 36 volt, all accessories, four seater, windshield, in excellent cond. $5,000 Call 365-4695 99 Ford Escort 4 door sedan, 5 speed, excellent condition A/C, CD. $8000 Call 365-4695 Jeep Wrangler, perfect condition, 30,000 miles. $12,000 Call 365-5153 Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats COMMERCIAL SERVICES MERCHANDISE FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE New Generation ConstructionSpeicializing in Private Home Construction, Renovations, Tile Cabinetry, Masonry, Paint, etc. Ph. 365-0614 375-3863 Black Wood James Baillou COMMERCIAL SERVICES Terreve CollegeObtain Your College Degree in Freeport22 Majors OfferedP.O. Box F 44974, Freeport, GB Phone 242-351-1045-7 Fax: 351-1043Housing and Meal Plan AvailableAuthorized by the Ministry of Education to award Associate Degrees 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 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 EMPLOYMENT Fynes Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay www.Fynes@msn.com 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 ROCK & FILL 97 LTDSand Rock Quarry Cracker Dust Topsoil Tel: 242-367-3650 Fax: 242-367-2988 EQUIPMENT FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 367-2111 SportsFrom Page 15 to stay light and quick on their board and I must say I feel that our guys are on par with these east coast champs! Both Andrew and Christian Wilhoyte made it into the second round of heats before being stopped by the seasoned veterans of the NSSA. while our little star was Jake Albury, 9 years old, who made it all the way to the finals in the main event where he competed against the 10 and under and collected a huge trophy to bring home! We flew over on Vintage Airlines that treated us wonderfully and I would like to thank them. Also Clay and Lisa Wilhoyte as well as Ruth Albury came and were much welcomed and appreciated chaperones. It was a wonderful experience for all involved and a great learning experience. We look forward to competing in other international events in the near future.Whale Fest Declared A SuccessThe organizers of the 1st Annual Great Abaco Whale Fest are extremely pleased with the outcome of this fund-raising event and thank the many sponsors that helped. The Whale Fest was successful in raising funds helping to ensure that field research on dolphins and whales by the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey will continue here in Abaco. But it was more than just another fund raising activity, as Diane Claridge, the Projects Director, explained, The most important and rewarding part of the threeday weekend was the opportunity we had to teach Abaconians and visitors about dolphins and whales from this area and their conservation needs while all of us were having a lot of fun at the same time. She added, We are blessed that the local business community values the volunteer work that is done here in Abaco and always gets involved. The participation and support this year will ensure that the Whale Fest will become an annual event. The results of the walk/run race follow. Girls 8 & under1stIndia Burrows3rdRashan Burrows 2ndElsa DealBoys 8 & under1stDylan Thompson3rdWill Claridge 2ndKeanu PinderGirls 9-121stTelia Burrows3rdIsabel Strachan 2ndChina-Lee FoxBoys 9-121stKeon Burrows3rdTrevain Adderley 2ndLamond JohnsonGirls 12 & under1stEllinor Mitchell 2ndRobyn ClaridgeBoys 12 & under1stJacob Morris 2ndKyle BEthelWomen 26-451stRhaonda Claridge3rdRhonda Hull 2ndJudy AlburyMen 26-451stDale Hill3rdSean McNamarra 2ndLeigh HickmottWomen 46 & over1stKathleen Van NinwegerMen 46 & over1stKen Oclassen3rdBill Babner 2ndMike Keating would mean a recreation center for our young people and programs for them to enjoy. If interested, contact Isobel Sherman at Abaco Central or Mr. Lynden Davis at Commonwealth Bank. Surely there must be three or four persons who would be willing to explore this idea, which has so much potential for the youth of Abaco. ShermanFrom Page 8

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