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June 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 11, NUMBER 11, JUNE 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 Winding Bay Project Is Approved$140 Million Resort Near Cherokee Sound Breaks Ground Rebels Win National TitleThe Dundas Town Rebels are the Division B National Basketball Champions. The Bahamas National Basketball Federation Championships were played on May 8-10 at Ocean View Park in Dundas Town. Island champion teams were here from New Providence, Grand Bahama and Family Islands to play in Division A and B as well as Ladies Championship. Photo supplied by Cay MillsMinister Visits Hope TownThe developer of Winding Bay, Mr. Peter de Savary, second from left, is explaining details of his project near Cherokee Sound. Discussing the project with him are, left to right, the Hon. Allison Maynard-Gibson, Minister of Financial Services and Investments, Mr. Neville Adderly, who is Mr. de Savarys lawyer, and Mr. Robert Sweeting, Member of Parliament for South Abaco. The Heads of Agreement papers were signed on May 16 and work commenced on May 19 at the site. The first phase is due to be completed by November 2004. See story about Cherokee Sound meeting on page 4 The Winding Bay project got underway May 19 when several small parcels of land were cleared. This followed the signing of Heads of Agreement papers on May 16 between Mr. Peter de Savary and the Bahamas government. Mr. de Savary lost no time in getting started as he promised. Phase I of the project is expected to be completed by November 2004 which will include an 18-hole tropical links golf course, a club house and several other features. The project will eventually include 55 beach-front and ocean-ridge houses and 75 Bahamian style ocean ridge cottages which will be part of a rental pool to accommodate visitors. The club house will offer food and beverage services as well as an executive retreat facility. There will be 20 additional rooms for guests near the clubhouse. The resort will offer many features including equestrian activities, a European-style spa, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a boat dock, a golf teaching and practice academy, a sporting clays course and several shops. Other activities to be offered will include fishing, bonefishing, badminton, croquet, water sports, sailing and boating. Mr. de Savary assured the town meeting that the resort will be environmentally sensitive and will have only sand roads for foot, Please see Development Page 33 The Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation, held a town meeting in Hope Town on May 16 to listen to the people express their views about their town, mainly the closing the town roads to all but essential traffic. She is shown here with Mr. Jeff Key, Deputy Chief Councillor of the Hope Town District Council. The Minister of Health, the Hon. Marcus Bethel, has announced in the House of Assembly that a clinic will be built in Sandy Point and Grand Cay. These will be financed by the National Insurance Board. Other Family Islands will also benefit from new clinics. The Ministry has a severe shortage of nurses and is promoting their trained clinical nurse program which trains auxiliaries, attendants and health aides. That programTwo Towns Will Get New Clinics Please see Clinics Page 33

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Page 2 The Abaconian June 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 Serving DailyBreakfast, Lunch & Dinnerin the Abaco Beach ResortTel: 367-2158 for Dinner ReservationsAbaco Beach Resort&Boat Harbour MarinaIts Finally BackSunday Brunch ExtravaganzaServing Prime Ribs & All Your FavoritesUnlimited Mimosas & Free SodaJ oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM$25 per person Reservations recommended The law passed in the 60s prohibiting motorized traffic within the settlement of Hope Town was enforced May 2 of this year when a lock was put on a gate across the road. This action was sanctioned by the Hope Town District Council but is not universally supported by the residents and business community. This drastic action was taken in response to the excessive traffic driving through town. On May 16 the Hon. Glenys HannaMartin visited Abaco and hosted a town meeting in the Methodist Church in Hope Town to hear residents views on the traffic situation. Included in her delegation were Mr. Archie Nairn, Permanent Secretary to the Minister of Transport; Capt Anthony Allens, Controller/Port Director; Mr. Brensil Rolle, Controller/Road Traffic Department; Mr. Colin Marshall, Director of Public Works; Mr. Brenville Hanna, consultant. At the beginning of the Hope Town meeting it was pointed out by Mr. Archie Nairn that over time the needs and requirements of communities change and the people must be involved and accept change. The government officials were not there to lecture or present a solution but wanted to hear the concerns and ideas of the residents. Mr. Vernon Malone noted that he breaks the law each time he drives to the dock to get his freight shipment. He wanted the law changed so he was not morally at odds with the law. Mr. Brensil Rolle felt that under the circumstances of allowing those with a need to drive through town showed good judgement on the part of the Hope Town District Council. He mentioned that three years ago Hope Town and other island communities were asked to formulate road and traffic regulations. Harbour Island did this and now has its own traffic rules suited to conditions there. Mr. Tony Bennett, who lives in the restricted zone, felt the gate was a good move as traffic was unwieldily and becoming more than a nuisance. It was pointed out that the roads are only ten feet wide with no wide places for vehicles to pass, even golf carts cannot pass each other. In some areas the roads are less than eight feet wide with fences and walls delineating private property. Some vehicles take up so much of the width that pedestrians must step into peoples yards or front steps as there is no extra space. He also felt that property values are a reflection of the town atmosphere which must be preserved. North-end resident Dr. Paul Gooding echoed that less traffic had been a blessing but noted the poor condition of the roads. The quaintness of Hope Town must be preserved according to Mr. Michael Myers, a 12-year resident. He supported the traffic restrictions as a way to achieve this. Blind corners exist at nearly every side street due to buildings and fences. Mr. Norris Smith, who has a take-out food service in town, noted that there has been no accidents for over 20 years and local people have rights to use the roads through town. He felt that the rights of visitors must not supercede the rights of local residents. The owner of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, Mr. Ray Ketay, noted that visitors rarely complain about traffic in town but do object to the garbage and trash on the islands roads and the public docks. He said the 89 rental golf carts used by visitors must dodge the huge potholes on the roads out of town. According to Pastor Ricky Sweeting, freight and garbage should be assigned to a landing somewhere else. On freight days the road by the post office may be blocked by as many as 10 14 trucks waiting to accept their freight at the upper public dock. He wanted the freight and garbage area relocated so the ferry passengers were not endangered or offended on their arrival. Mr. Francis Knowles echoed the need for garbage containers for boaters and residents living across the harbour. The pile of garbage on the public dock on Monday morning is overwhelming just a huge heap of loose garbage bags. A suggestion was made that the boating trash could be moved to Sunshine Park which would get it away from the ferry landing and arriving visitors. Mr. Knowles and others voiced a strong need for a uniformed policeman in town to enforce traffic and other and other common and flagrant violations. He and others felt a policeman would help with the traffic While the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation, was on Abaco, she toured the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour. She was accompanied by Capt. Cyril Roker, Assistant Port Controller who will be transferring to Abaco to be in charge of the Abaco port office and manage the new dock. The building in the background is the new administration building which is expected to be in use this summer. Minister Hears Hope Town Road ConcernsThe Hope Town meeting allowed concerned persons to express their views of the closing of Hope Town to vehicular traffic. Gates were installed as traffic was disrupting the tranquility of the community and compromised the safety of pedestrians. Please see Town Meeting Page 3

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June 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 HOMES & LAND Elbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and Property Elbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and Property Elbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and Property Elbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and Property Elbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and PropertyFamily Island Specialists Family Island Specialists Family Island Specialists Family Island Specialists Family Island SpecialistsChris Thompson(chris@hopetown.com)Greg Roberts(greg@hopetown.com)Ph: (242) 366-0216 www.elbow-cay.com Fax: (242) 366-0223 Price: $1,870,000Fabulous Villas located at the mouth of Hope Town Harbour. These 2 bed/2 bath villas are beautifully furnished with West Indian decor throughout. A dip pool is shared and surrounded by open decking. Sold fully furnished, totally turnkey, rental history. FLAMINGO VILLAS Price: $1,550,000Premier designer home on beautiful sandy beach. Features 4B/3B, large open kitchen on second floor, great decks, balcony, swimming pool. PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSECustom Timber Peg ocean front home, views of Tilloo Cay and beyond. 3B/3B, spacious kitchen open to great room, large wrap around deck with pool, and private dock slip at Tahiti Beach. Price: $1,500,000 ATLANTIC HORIZONSPrice: $1,500,000Custom home in private marina community facing the Sea of Abaco. Turnkey 4B/4B, open kitchen, dining area and great room. Includes 2 dock slips, one can accommodate up to a 60 yacht. VILLA JUNKANOOPrice:$935,000Immaculate, turnkey, oceanfront home, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, heated pool over-looking Atlantic, large deck, screened porch and generator. AZURE BLUEPrice: $1,290,000 LUBBERS LEESea to sea property over 4 lush acres, beautiful beach on western side, 100 foot dock on eastern side, main house, and cottage, lots of decking, a rare find.JOES CAY 3 Acre private undeveloped cay accessed from Elbow Cay, located in White Sound, great elevation, deep water for dock, rare opportunity, serious inquiries only. Price:$1,762,00ARIEL VIEW Lovely 3bd/2bth home located in Dorros Cove. Gorgeous views of the Atlantic w/beach access. 2 minutes to Tahiti Beach. Central a/c, furnished, landscaped. Price: $715,000LITTLE ORCHARD Island Style home, 3bd/2bth located on 2 lots 90X158ft. each, central a/c, fully furnished, wrap around decks (upstairs) Downstairs has a 1bd/1bth furnished apt. w/central a/c (rental income $800 per month). Fully enclosed workshop, 30kw generator, 3 telephione lines, cable tv. Lots are fully landscaped with mature fruit trees and citrus. A must see! Price$588.00DORROS COVE Lage hillside lot 110 x 200 with great views of the Atlantic, cleared and ready to build your perfect island home. Underground electric & telephone, great buy. Price:$151,500MARNIES CREEK Private marina community at the southern end of Elbow Cay offering acre lots with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Sea of Abaco, or both. Each lot comes with private dock slip at the marina, homesites staggered for optimal views. Starting at: $230,000NORTH END, ELBOW CAY Lush interior lot with great ocean views, and access to incredible swimming/snorkeling beach. Price: $135,000EAST VIEW Located on Lubbers Quarters Cay. Development faces the Sea of Abaco across from Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. Beautiful sunrises. Each homesite comes with a dock slip at the private marina. Great investment opportunity. Starting at: $89,000UNDER CONTRACTTraffic Problems Dominated Town Meeting Town MeetingFrom Page 2 on the road in question and other island roads. Mr. Vernon Malone suggested that moving the gate further south would eliminate traffic congestion all together at the upper dock. The 40 50 persons in attendance were told that a site to hold and ship garbage is close to being identified according to Administrator Alexander Williams. The Council had earlier suggested bay side freight staging areas to reduce the freight passing through the settlement. However, residents in those areas objected to freight and garbage being stored in their neighborhood. Speed bumps and school zone signs were wanted by Mrs. Candace Key on the road by the school to control speeding drivers. Mr. Rolle confirmed that speed bumps are allowed when constructed properly and the school area might be a good place for one. Council member Mr. Jeff Key said the gate was a slight inconvenience but that all persons with a legitimate need for vehicle access have been given a key. Mr. Gerald Sweeting wanted the option to choose whether to drive through town or not. He felt that more self restraint should be encouraged as was seen prior to Hurricane Floyd. The road was open prior to the hurricane but drivers showed respect and self restraint about driving through town. It was the reconstruction effort after the hurricane which turned the town roads into a freeway which continued until the gate was recently installed. Mrs. Wanda Sweeting felt the gate was a drastic attempt to curtail a few flagrant Please see Town Meeting Page 18

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Page 4 The Abaconian June 1st, 2003 Cherokee Town MeetingBy Lee Pinder After May 13 there were many newspapers, radio and television stations which reported on the famous Cherokee Town Meeting. When one of our residents said that it sounded funny to hear the term town when referring to Cherokee, I had to agree. If you have been reading the Cherokee section of The Abaconian over the past ten years, you know that I hardly ever refer to us as a town but usually choose the term settlement, because thats how it was always told to me when I married a Cherokee man and first learned about this beautiful and unique part of Abaco. The old timers call it the place, but maybe we are about to graduate into being a town very soon. Most of the residents like it here just the way it is, yet it seems some wellintentioned persons are always trying to change us, prod us and push us into the twenty-first century. This just may be the pebble that starts the rock slide. A group of about 100 persons from Marsh Harbour, Bahama Palm Shores, Casuarina Point, Little Harbour, Yellow Wood and Cherokee, including some with Cherokee roots, some family some close friends and our much valued second-home residents, gathered on the schoolhouse grounds on May 13 to hear about future plans for Winding Bay. Various visiting governmental officials who spoke at the meeting were very upbeat and told us about the renewed developmental interest in the Out Islands, and Abaco and Exuma in particular. They acknowledged the dire need for a new airport facility in Marsh Harbour when it was pointed out that not even those persons there that evening could fit into the existing terminal and reminded them of its deplorable condition and chaos whenever it rains. However, you couldnt help but be lulled into a feeling of euphoria over all the good this project was going to do for Cherokee (and whats good for Cherokee is, in turn, good for The Bahamas, right?) I was a little astounded when it was mentioned that BEC would be carrying electricity to Little Harbour and Winding Bay. There was little reaction from those present, even though this has been a much sought after service by the residents of Little Harbour ever since Cherokee was hooked up in 1994. Maybe they were taking a wait and see attitude since no actual timetable was set out. The developer, Mr. Peter De Savary, has been a permanent resident of The Bahamas and of Lyford Cay for almost 30 years. Besides being a businessman, he is a well known sailor who competed in the Americas Cup Tournament for Britain in 1988. There are rumors that he hopes to enter the race again in 2006. In this local project he promises 300 new jobs and firmly stated that he intended to make use of the local labour force and buy from local suppliers when construction starts. This is definitely good news. It was announced that itWinding Bay Meeting Explains Project Please see Winding Bay Page 5 Winding Bay to Little Harbour to Highway to Cherokee

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June 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 5 PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSNURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Plants Gift Items Silk Flowers MON FRI 9 5 SAT 9 2 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh Harbour Baskets Pet Supplies Fish Garden Tools Fertilizers Soils & Mulch Decorate with our ceramic, clay or plastic pots would be a $140 million investment on a development that would be architecturally subtle and unobtrusive. They are not planning to have paved roads or any modern block buildings, but it will be completely environmentally friendly. They plan to bring in water from the pine forest where there is more than a sufficient supply. The sewage will be recycled through a purification system for re-use with solid wastes to be compacted and taken away to a designated dumping site. They are looking to attract a few discriminating secondhome owners and pointed out that there would be entrepreneurial opportunities for those who might want to take advantage of them. Mr. de Savarys whole persona implied less is more, not only with regard to the natural links golf coarse, but the overall project would mirror an unspoiled and very low key atmosphere, which we have learned has led to the success of his many other resorts situated in various other parts of the world. Concerns were voiced over the eco-system and the projects impact on the surrounding area. Here again, the developer promised all precautions would be taken to protect our environment, the mangroves and nearby tide-pools from any sewage system or fertilizing runoffs. At this point, Mr. John Hedden, a well known local concerned citizen, was asked and agreed to oversee that this potential problem be handled according to accepted environmental guidelines. Someone in the audience asked about the many Casuarinas that now line the beach in the area. The Developer stated that eventually they would all be replaced with more environmentally friendly trees that would sustain the sand dunes and prevent erosion, but that this transition would take time. It was announced that the first phase of the project would be to set up a nursery to collect and nurture valuable local plants and trees that would later be re-incorporated back into the landscaping around the tropical Scottish-style links golf coarse (which would be drawn up to follow the natural lay of the land) as well as around the island-style wooden buildings of the club house, horse stables and health spa. There will be a swimming pool, boat dock and facilities for snorkeling or skin diving. It was brought out that they would not be building a marina, but stressed only a dock. Mr. de Savarys aim is to give the guests a special and unique total Bahamian experience. One of the government representatives pointed out that according to all reports that this project would actually be graded more than a five star resort. It was further implied that this natural links golf course would undoubtedly lure many famous golfers to Abaco. Mr. de Savary felt the presence of these professionals would bring about greater interest in the sport by young Bahamians. He mentioned setting up a scholarship fund for this purpose. He talked about the opportunities for other persons who might apply for specific jobs needed at the facility, and said they could be sent abroad for specialized training. He continued to emphasize his determination to hire locally. Mr. de Savary expressed his personal concern for the Abaco wild horses and our local native parrots and pledged to do whatever he could to help save them. Few questions were asked after the speeches were over, but one of the main points of interest discussed locally has been whether our people would still have the use of Winding Bay beach. We understand our representative, Mr. Robert Sweeting, has been championing our concern over this question in Nassau with the Prime Minister recently. However, the developer pointed out that the present road runs right through the middle of his planned golf coarse, but promised that a new road would be pushed through at the south end of the beach for use by local swimmers and picnickers and assured us they would still be welcome. This proposal seemed to answer their questions and at the same time met with approval by 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 Winding BayFrom Page 4Resort Will Feature Native Style all those present. The overall impression of the meeting was that Mr. de Savarys group is willing to risk a lot of money to develop an exclusive 500-acre private golf club resort and spa in our little untouched corner of the world. It will be fashioned around the indigenous flora and fauna already present within the Winding Bay area. Their aim is not to attract the usual tourist, but only the discerning wealthy traveler who is looking for a truly Bahamian holiday experience. It seems they want to capture and maintain the praises we have been hearing from our visitors for years: We love it here and we Winding BayFrom Page 33

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Page 6 The Abaconian June 1st, 2003 The Foundry Casts Bronze Sculptures and Gold & Silver JewelleryThe work of three generations of Johnstons Petes Pub Pig & Pea Party Saturdays at 12 noon Featuring Smoked Wild Abaco Boar Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinnerLocated 13 miles South of Marsh Harbour, accessible by road or boatTel: (242) 477-5487 e-mail: petespub@oii.net P.O. Box AB-20282, Marsh Harbour, Abaco C & A VC & A V C & A VC & A V C & A V ariety ariety ariety ariety ariety StorStor StorStor Stor e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink ss ss s Exclusive Distributor of NOW SELLING Gatorade, V8 Splash, Bluebird Juices, Water, Bottled and Canned SodasTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNext to BaTelCo & Around the corner from Solomons Abaco Barefoot Elegance22 Romantic Tropical Rooms nestled upon the sand dunes.ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INN2 miles south of Hope Town, Elbow CayFine dinning with breath-t aking panoramic views from our terrace enhances our delicious menu of fresh daily catches and homemade delicacies. Stop by and relax with a cool tropical beverage, our friendly staff are waiting to serve you. Keep an eye on our calander of events throughout the season CALL FOR TRANSPORTATION Tel: (242) 366-0133/0333 fax: (242) 366-0113Guana CayFishing ChallengeGuana Cay celebrated its first annual Guana Cay Fishing Challenge and Cookout on May 24. The community came together supporting their Guana Cay Community Association to raise money for community projects. Music, food and games continued for the day which proved to be perfect. The Guana Cay ladies outdid themselves with great food and extraordinary desserts. The fishing challenge was won by Contender I with Guana Cay second homeowner John Dudley winning $300 and a magnificent carved trophy. The perpetual trophy and the keeper trophy were carved by Mendy Berkson, also a Guana Cay second homeowner. Mr. Dudley kindly gave the News of the Caysmoney back to the association. A raffle produced great interest. Top prize was a $120 gift certificate for a watch which was won by Donna Sands. Other prizes included lunches at several area restaurants. The Guana Cay Community Association publishes a newsletter which can be obtained by e-mailing gcca@hotmail.comMan-O-WarBy Pat ElkinsFire Department Fund RaiserThe annual Man-O-War Fire/Rescue fund raising was held on April 5. The sale of dinners plus donations totaled approximately $9,000. The water slide is always popular and the sunny weather made it even more so this year. On display was the new quick-response vehicle equipped with hose and pump. It will be used for most fire related emergencies. The door to the fire station had just been painted and made an excellent back drop for the fire department logo. The logo was designed by Tito Baldwin and Derek Lee. The sign was constructed by Fire Chief Roy Russell and painted by Nancy K. Albury. Thanks to all who worked so hard providing food and thanks to those who helped in other ways. Thank you also to the volunteers of ManO-War Fire/Rescue for your continued service to our community.Easter Egg HuntThe Easter Monday Egg Hunt was a big success again this year. The beautiful spring day drew a crowd of children, some with baskets, some with bags and some with pails to gather the treats hidden by a crew of bunny helpers. Miss Edie led the children in song while the final arrangements were being made. And then the big event was Please see Cays Page 7 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 RestaurantFree local deliveryWinner of the Guana Cay Fishing Challenge was Mr. John Dudley on the Contender I. He is a long time second homeowner who enjoys getting away to the leisure of Guana Cay. He is shown with the hand carved trophy he won. Additionally, he won $300 which he gave back to the Community Association. The money raised from the event will go toward improvements on Guana Cay.

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June 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 7 Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed Sundays NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sundayunderway. Some of the eggs contained candy and some contained a small amount of money. The children were off to the hunt, prowling through the bushes and looking More News of the CayThe children of Man-O-War enjoyed an Easter egg hunt on Easter Monday. Shown above is young Katelyn Russell in the foreground with her mother Rosena looking on. The Man-O-War community has recently acquired the quick response vehicle shown above. It is equipped with a pump and hoses which will be easily available. It will be adequate to respond to most fires on the island. It was on display at the annual fund raising event held for the Man-O-War Fire/Rescue. They sold dinners and received funds from donations. Photos of Man-O-War by Pat Elkins 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 CaysFrom Page 6 under and in the buttonwoods for hidden goodies. As the day is meant to be a continuance of the joyful celebration of our Saviors resurrection, no prizes were awarded. All the children felt like winners and a hot dog lunch was served in the Gospel Chapel social hall. Thank you to all who made the day possible.School NewsThe lower grades of the Man-O-War school boarded the ferry on May 23, proudly bearing their science project. They returned that afternoon with the third place finish in their age group. The children chose the manatee as their project and displayed photographs of the manatee seen in our Please see Cays Page 39 JEWELRY PERFUMEOMEGAWATCHESCHINA, CRYSTAL, JEWELRY, WATCHES & RESORT WEAR FOR EVERY BUDGETTreasure Cay, Abaco Mon Sat 9 5 pm Closed for lunch 12 noon 1:30 pm Tel: (242) 365-8132 Diane Solomon Manager

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Page 8 The Abaconian June 1st, 2003 The Editor Says The Courtship of Winding Bay and CherokeeAll About TownThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Alice Bain, Lyndon Davis, Pat Elkins, Lee Pinder, Mimi Rehor Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Generally Speaking . Developing InterestsDavid RalphBy Isobel ShermanCan You Help?Each day there are a few stalwart volunteers who feed and water the stray dogs in Murphy Town, Dundas Town and Marsh Harbour. Most of the dogs have been spayed and neutered. Litters of puppies are found at times and these are cared for and put up for adoption. What these dedicated animal lovers and care givers need is donations of either cash or pet food. An appeal to the wife of the United Sates Ambassador to the Bahamas, Richard Blankenship, has been made. She is a veterinarian who practices in the Jacksonville, Florida, area. Anyone who would like to donate is asked to contact Molly Roberts at Bahamas Realty, Mimi Rehor at Buck a Book, Marianne Albury at Joes Studio By S. Timothy Roberts The future of Abaco is being shaped through various powerful and substantial investments, and the way of life for many Bahamians will never again be the same. Just days ago the project at Winding Bay was signed and work commenced while at the same time the government announced yet another project promising $250 million in investments for Abaco that should be signed later this year. All together the projects total approximately $400 million worth of investment revenue for Abaco, no small chunk of change. These investments will bolster an already resilient economy that Abaco enjoys. Abacos economy, as far as the piece of the pie that tourism accounts for is concerned, is strong due to the high percentage of second home owners and frequent return visitors. Visitors have often invested much time and money in Abaco and have chosen Abaco to be their home away from home, often sharing their love of Abaco with their friends and relatives, passing on their good feelings by word of mouth. These new investments in Abaco will bring the need for, as well as be the cause of, much change. Among the first changes that must be considered is not so much a change, but rather an upgrade of the existing Marsh Harbour airport which is presently in dire condition to something more accommodating and scalable in order to meet the demands of the present traffic as well as future growth, which indeed will be coming. This means more growth in other sectors, specifically Cherokee Sound. For instance, with the Winding Bay project there will be a need for a larger food store, the need for a gas station, a restaurant or two and any number of other products or services. We, therefore, need people, whether locally or nationally, with initiative to venture into these businesses. This has more benefits still. Because you will have people capitalizing off the increased tourism, this will, in turn, financially benefit the communities across Abaco. There will be increased fluidity in the economy of Abaco and a higher standard of life. As a correlative of this local increase in businesses, it will stimulate the need for more workers, substantially lowering any unemployment Abaco may have. However, due to the increased demand for employees, local businesses may find themselves needing to hire from other islands. This, in turn, will bring about a population increase to Abaco. This population increase will need to be dealt with primarily through construction. This will result in the building of new homes as well as the construction of more rental homes or apartments. This has the potential to increase the burden on private and public schools due to families moving here with their children. This is puts more burden on food stores and other stores that sell essential or everyday use items. They will need to ensure they are carrying enough stock to supply the demands of more people. Abaco already enjoys a stable economy and a steady and sure population growth rate. These investments will allow those trends to continue, possibly at faster rates. Are we prepared for the demands of Man-O-War or Linda Giovani, who can be contacted through Mimi Rehor.Helpful Internet SitesUsually when referring to helpful sites on the Internet it is with the view of helping oneself. However, these sites you can click on to help others. One click per day on www.theanimalrescuesite.com will provide six bowls of food for animals in shelters. Clicking on this site will also allow you to click on the hunger site, childrens site and a few other sites, all of which are designed to help others. Everyone knows that I am an animal lover so I am urging all animal lovers to click on that site each time you go online so that the millions of strays can be fed. It only takes a second to do. A 500-acre $140 million development has just been announced for Winding Bay located between Cherokee and Little Harbour. The developer, Mr. Peter de Savary, came on May 13 with his team and government officials to publicly announce the project at a town meeting in Cherokee. By the time the various speakers had made their presentation, there were few unanswered questions from the audience. Accepting that development of some nature is necessary and inevitable, this project is probably as good as one could hope for. We and the rest of the Bahamas needs a steady supply of foreign investment to maintain our high standard of living. There are different goals for different folks, and it would be impossible for any development to please everyone. It appears that, as presented, this development drew minimal negative responses. Abaco has grown tremendously since the 1960s when the pulpwood operation opened the island with a road system. Cherokee was left out of this road system until 1985 when Batelco pushed a crude road to the town to facilitate the phone system expansion. The central part of Abaco has developed steadily in the 25-mile section between Green Turtle Cay and Hope Town. However, very few developments over the ensuing years could be called large. Treasure Cay and Abaco Beach Resort are our biggest complexes and by most standards they are not large. The growth of Abaco has been one of constant expansion with no one particular business tycoon or development holding us hostage. Like the continual need for larger childrens clothing, so Abaco businesses have taken deeper breaths and expanded to accommodate the growth. The Winding Bay project appears to fit this pattern. Certainly some aspects must be in place, such as water and electricity, in order to open but the project does not appear to require a massive start-up. The buildings will not be huge. Although we have not seen the plans, it would appear that the buildings will be compatible with any in Cherokee, Green Turtle Cay or Hope Town. The developers appeal is to an upper segment of society with the physical layout spread out over nearly a mile of beach front. Private residences will spring up on the beach front lots. This process could easily take five or more years so development will be on-going. Initial effort will go into creating the golf course and constructing a restaurant, bar and club house. Horse stables, a health spa and other up-scale amenities will be a unique resort experience to the area but are relatively low-key additions. Mr. de Savary announced that this phase will be operational by November, 2004 eighteen months from now. Following the normal course of events, private residential construction would follow this first phase. From our perspective, the project will be replicating the up-scale residential sections of Hope Town or Green Turtle Cay with the addition of a premium golf course and other five-star amenities. The bulk of their routine commercial requirements will be provided by existing or new businesses in Cherokee or Marsh Harbour. As we look at this project and compare it to other developments, it appears to have more pluses than negatives. Some of the projects in other Family Islands have been disruptive and damaging to the environment, controversial or not successful. The Bimini Bay project seems to be very controversial and has caused severe problems to the Bimini environment even though several years after starting the project it is not very advanced. It seems that the developer removed a lot of the mangroves without much else being done. Emerald Bay in the Exumas will open this fall with a mix of several hundred rooms and condominiums. The project has presented problems due to the massive construction being undertaken and the required civil works government is providing to support the project. Winding Bay will be starting small and even when 100 per cent complete will not be a massive concentrated resort. We do not want to paint a picture that is too rosy as there are sure to be problems and local disappointments. The shallow Cherokee Sound west of the project is home to one of the largest mangrove flats and fish nurseries on the Atlantic side of Abaco. How the development will impact on this system will bear watching. A Cherokee concern is maintaining a Crown Land access to the public beach. The neighboring residents were assured by Mr. de Savary that beach access would be provided. The present road is in the middle of the golf course and will be relocated, giving public access to the southwest corner of the beach. There will have to be mutual agreement between government, the developer and the Cherokee residents on this access but that should not be a serious impediment for anyone. Some in Cherokee are concerned that this development will threaten their present way of life. However, without realizing it, the residents are now moving from a mid-twentieth century lifestyle to an accelerated twentyfirst century mode in short order. As Winding Bay grows, so will the settlement. This is the time for Cherokee residents to take stock of their town and lay plans for the future. They should work to retain elements of their heritage and culture which will pay them dividends in the future. Hope Town and Green Turtle Cay are Abacos best examples where communities have reaped benefits from preserving their past. Cherokee has the potential to grow as these other two towns have. In a similar manner, Little Harbour will see increased growth as Winding Bay matures and electricity comes. In all of this the traditionalists will throw up their hands and cry for yesterday or at least a halt to progress. Unfortunately, progress is coming whether it is Mr. de Savary, the FTAA or a hundred more second homeowners scattered throughout Abaco. Finally, compare what we know about this $140 million Winding Bay project with the $250 million Barrier Reef development slated for Abaco. That project will contain two hotels and a marina. That development was mentioned by the Minister of Financial Services and Investment, Ms. Allyson MaynardGibson, in her presentation but no other details were given. We wonder what size footprint that project will make on Abaco. On the surface Abaco appears to have come out reasonably well with the Winding Bay project. The courtship with Cherokee is over and the marriage ceremony is now underway. It remains to be seen how the new master of Winding Bay treats his new bride Cherokee. Please see Roberts Page 22

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June 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 Thanks to Kind Airport PersonnelDear Editor Im been reading your Letters to the Editor in The Abaconian and I thought you might want to print this. While traveling with my son from Marsh Harbour to the States last April 8, I carelessly left a small canvas carry-on at the Marsh Harbour airport. We each thought the other was carrying it and it wasnt until we arrived at West Palm Beach that we discovered it missing. We reported it to the agent for Continental Airlines who promised to do what he could. As the bag was not locked, with just a zipper closing and with a small luggage tag with my name and address, I really didnt have much hope of ever seeing it again. But lo and behold! Three days later I got a call from Continental saying they had the bag and were shipping it home to me. Obviously, a very kind and honest person found the bag and turned it in to whom I dont know. So if that person reads this, I want to say a big Thank you, very much. Francis S. StoutAn Update from The Department of Public WorksDear Editor, This is to inform the public of various Bulkhead Edge of pavement PoleBay Street35 radius Pole Dead End Guide rail Edge of pavement Two story green residence Edge of existing pavementQueen Elizabeth Drive Sidewalk Sidewalk Proposed Road ChangesWork wil begin soon on this corner in Marsh Harbour. Blocking Bay Street west of the intersection will eliminate the stop sign, allowing traffic to pass unimpeded. AA AA A MarshMarsh MarshMarsh Marsh HarbourHarbour HarbourHarbour Harbour TT TT T raditionradition raditionradition radition Since 1978Since 1978 Since 1978Since 1978 Since 1978Celebrating 25 years of service on AbacoSCUBA and Snorkeling Trips Full Service Dive Centers Equipment rentals Instruction Island Tours & Sunset Cruises Private Charters Resort Boutique, Gifts & SouvenirsDIVE ABACO!Abaco Beach Resort 242 Conch Inn Resort 242 dive@diveabaco.com www.diveabaco.com AdvertiseIt Pays toLetters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editorprojects and activities this department is currently involved with. We recently received a new tractor and bush-hog. This has been long awaited as our old tractor was frequently breaking down. We should now be able to keep the verges groomed all the way to Sandy Point. This will take some time to get into shape as many trees need to be cut. Please be patient. We are currently preparing plans to repair the Great Guana Cay dock, which is in poor condition. Anyone interested in bidding on this project, please contact the undersigned. Repair of the Hurricane Floyd damaged road into Sandy Point and the road in the White Sound area of Elbow Cay will soon be underway. The project has been awarded to Bahamas Hot Mix and work in Sandy Point is expected to commence within the next three weeks. After Sandy Point the contractor will move to Elbow Cay. Two projects, rehabilitation of the government marina at Fire Road and installation of a bridge at the Little Abaco causeway, have been tendered some time ago. It is expected that construction on these projects will commence before the end of this year. The intersection at Bay and Queen streets will be changed in the very near future. The changes should vastly improve traffic safety at this location. A diagram illustrates the proposed changes. Finally, thanks to the kind private citizen who marked numerous potholes in Marsh Harbour; it makes it so much easier to see them when the men are out patching. Also in this regard many people have come to me to tell me about their most irksome pothole locations, and I appreciate the information, I would, however, like to point out that many of the worst road problems are not our departments responsibility. An example of this are the Batelco manholes at the newly paved intersections; it is Batelcos responsibility to raise these manholes to meet the road elevation. Another example is when Water and Sewerage does repairs to their water lines, they are responsible for restoring any damage they do to the road. John Schaefer, P.Eng. Abaco Area Engineer The Department of Public WorksBe Happy with Your StatusDear Editor, I was reading the letter in the recent edition, Children Born Here Want Citizenship. Once again, I found myself shaking my head in amused disgust. The question was asked by a young lady born here to foreign parents, Am I not entitled to Bahamian citizenship, having been born in this country? The answer is no. Your parents having you in the Bahamas doesnt make you any more of a Bahamian than a cat having kittens in an oven make them biscuits. This is the law, and realistically, it needs to be a lot stricter. For years, foreigners, particularly Haitians, have come to the Bahamas illegally and had children here, thinking that this would grant them a free pass to reside. For the most part it has worked. The child is granted a right to reside, and the parents are usually Please see Letters Page 37

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Page 10 The Abaconian June 1st, 2003 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 RENTALRENTAL RENTALRENTAL RENTAL BIKESBIKES BIKESBIKES BIKES Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is Cherokee 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 First ECC Fair a SuccessBy Portia Jonsson Every Child Counts Learning Center held its first school fair on May 10 at the school grounds. Not even a few power outages during the fair dampened the spirits of the teachers, students or fair goers, everyone was there to have a good time. There was lots to eat and drink and many games to play like hoop-la, clown toss, peg board and guess the beans. The bouncy castle and face-painting booth were a hit with the kids. Roast pork and chicken dinners were on sale as well as tickets for four prize drawings. Ms. Caroline Sawyer was the winner of a beautiful gift basket. Winning the chocolate truffle cheesecake was Ms. Joyce Coleby. Mr. Steve Pedican was the proud winner of an earring and necklace set. The last prize drawing, a nail trimming set, was won by Kenva Knowles. Mrs. Lyn Major, School Director, said the fair was a big success and wishes to thank all the businesses and individuals for their donations. Funds raised from the fair will help to keep the school running and build a workshop/classroom area.Abaco Central High SchoolBy Isobel ShermanStudent Project DestroyedLast year a clean up campaign of Snake Cay took place involving several schools and youth groups. The campaign was sponsored by the U.S. television channel Nickelodeon through the Ministry of Tourism. Several businesses were involved as well as Environmental Health. The object was to highlight the importance of why the mangrove ecosystem should be preserved and kept clean. To this end several Marine Biology Students from Abaco Central High made and erected a large public sign at Snake Cay depicting the mangrove ecosystem and why is needs to be preserved. Several weeks ago someone knocked the sign down which upset the students. If it was an accident, the students do not understand why someone could not have called the school to say that the sign was down. If it was wanton vandalism, the students cannot understand that either, as the message was positive. A group from the Governor Generals Youth Award Scheme will be repairing and re-erecting the sign soon. Road Runners Bicycle Store in Dundas Town will provide the supplies for this venture.Back on TrackThe Governor Generals Youth Award Scheme is back on track at Abaco Central High School after an absence of two years. Recently six grade 10 boys joined a group from S.C. Bootle High School for a 15mile hike and camp out. This allowed the boys to participate in the Bahamas Governor Generals Youth Awards Scheme Annual Summer Camp-out which will be held on Abaco this year with Abaco Central High School being the home base. Presently, Mrs. Michelle Bailey, head of the science department at Abaco Central, will be advising the group until a permanent advisor can be found.Central Abaco Primary SchoolTeacher Appreciation Week By Portia Jonsson The week of May 19th-23rd was desigShown above is the group of students of Abaco Central High School who are taking SCUBA lessons. With them is Kay Politano of Abaco Dive Adventures who with her husband sponsors the program. This is the fourth group that the Politanos have taught. This group has completed their academics and has almost completed their water training which will earn them NAUI certification. Mrs. Politano has been teaching a marine biology class weekly with Mr. Huel Moss at the high school which gave these students their academic training. The group includes, left to right, Latario Moss, Mrs. Kay Politano, Tanique Pratt, Civian Newbold, Dwayne Jones, Collie Swain and Calvin Sawyer. Tanique is the only girl in this group of divers. They are all 14 or 15 years old. Past students have gone on to get good jobs diving. School News 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 Please see School Page 11

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It is also a time to strengthen support and respect for them and the teaching profession. Central Abaco Primary celebrated in grand style with a week of activities. The teachers began their week by giving thanks to God in a church service at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour. Various other activities were held at the school including a special breakfast, talent and fashion show, teachers sports day and a special assembly. The morning of the talent and fashion show, teachers were dressed like students in the school uniform while prefects dressed like teachers. The teachers were very convincing, even their hairstyles. Some had ponytails with ribbons while others had plaits with bows and barrettes. It was difficult to tell the real students. During the afternoon the teachers staged a fashion and talent show modeling casual and sports wear. Students participated in song and dance. Mrs. Hall, the schools librarian, entertained the school by telling jokes and stories. The week concluded with a special assembly at the school with performances by the school choir and the Lindsay Praise Dancers. Teachers also enjoyed a special luncheon at Mackerels Restaurant where they exchanged secret pal gifts.Bahamas Primary Student of the Year AwardOn May 17 Jason Evans of St. Francis de Sales Primary School attended a ceremony at Government House in Nassau. The Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Ivy Can you identify these ladies? Look carefully and you might think you recognize some of their faces. But in school uniforms? These are teachers at the Central Abaco Primary School who celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week by dressing like students while the prefects dressed as teachers. Dumont, presented him with a medal commemorating his involvement in the Bahamas Primary Student of the Year Award program. This competition is held yearly and acknowledges the best and the brightest of the Bahamas primary school system. It is open to students of both public and private schools and acknowledges outstanding students in grades 5 and 6. This year 79 students were honored for their scholastic, athletic, community service and extracurricular achievements. There were attendees from New Providence, Bimini, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera, Spanish Wells, San Salvador, More School News SchoolFrom Page 10 Jason Evans was honoured by the Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Ivy Dumont, at Government House in Nassau. He was selected for his high academics, community service and outstanding extracurricular activities. He was the only student from Abaco among the 79 who were honoured. Please see School Page 39 )-20(\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000)]TJ ET 2.04 w 403.02 394.98 357.96 -357.96 re S BT 0.137 0.122 0.125 scn /GS0 gs /TT12 1 Tf 0.0481 Tc 0.0143 Tw 14 0 0 14 507.36 168.84 Tm (For More Information: Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530P.O. 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Page 12 The Abaconian June 1st, 2003 Abaco Youth in ActionBy Lyndon Davis The Abaco Youth in Action is a program for young people of Central Abaco to teach them the basics of several team sports. The young people are grouped into teams which compete against each other. They have been competing in basketball for the past several months. On May 14 they held their Abaco Youth In Action Basketball Championship at the Ocean View Park in Dundas Town. A packed capacity crowd was on hand as the Abaco Youth in Action Basketball Championship game got the Bahamas Basketball Federation Championship on the way. The Lakers defeated the Rockets in a great game with a final score of 24 to 18. Robin Lefrance scored 13, fouled out in the third quarter but was still named the Most Valuable Player. The Lakers team was carried in the final quarter by Lyndon Davis Jr. and Stanley McIntosh. Lyndon Davis Jr. had eight steals and was named the Defensive Player of the Game. In their first year Abaco Youth in Action had a very successful and very popular basketball season for young people aged 8-14 and is now into soccer. Soccer action takes place every Saturday morning at the park in Murphy Town. The volunteers who organize this program include Mr. Lyndon Davis, Mr. Anthony Davis, Mrs. Elva Davis, Mr. Ishmael Stretch Morley, Mr. Jude Hart and Ms. Darlene Gibson.All Star TeamAbaco Youth in Action has announced their all star basketball teams which will travel to Freeport on June 5-7 to compete in the HOYTES Basketball Tournament. The under 12 all stars are Rolando Stuart, Laron Hield, Liyah Davis, Sheldon Martin, Chaz Darville, Tatianna Rolle, Loucussi Innocent, Chiante McIntosh and Arlington Wells. The under 14 all stars are Stanley McIntosh, Tamiko Williams, Livingston Cornish, Samuel Cornish, Lyndon Davis Jr., Sidney Archer, Robin Lafrance, Jafus Blanc, Donald Simms, Julian Gibson, The Abaco Youth in Action held its final competition on May 14 at Ocean View Park in Dundas Town. Shown above are the youth who played that night. From this group an all star team has been chosen who will travel to Freeport in early June to compete in the HOYTES Basketball Tournament there. The Abaco Youth in Action is organized by Mr. Lynden Davis and other volunteers. Henry Williams, Nikeli Williams, Lorenzo Davis, Astier Dean, and George Martin. Coaches are Jude Hart and Elva Davis. Team Manager is Gerrard Simms. Sponsors of this program include Myers Rum, Alexiou, Knowles & Co., Royal Bank and Commonwealth Bank Ltd. Additionally, Burns House donated two cases of Vita Malt weekly. Mr. Terry Goldsmith of the YMCA of Freeport, Grand Bahama, is also very supportive. Center Console with T-Top 2 Dive Platforms with Swim Ladder VHF Depth Finder Igloo Cooler 2 Anchors Full Safety Equipment Offers the Smooth and Ultra Dry Ride of the MERCPANGA HullP.O. Box AB-22995 Man-O-War Cay Abaco Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6008 Fax: (242) 365-6151 e-mail: mowmarina@hotmail.com Sports News It Pays toAdvertise

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June 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 13 With four styles to choose from to suit your needs, Roll-a-way Storm and Security Shutters can secure your home in minutes from theft or storm. Come to ABACO HARDWARE (Local distributors for Roll-a-way ) for a custom quote today. DONT BE CA DONT BE CA DONT BE CA DONT BE CA DONT BE CA UGHT UGHT UGHT UGHT UGHT WITHWITH WITHWITH WITH YY YY Y OUR SHUTTERS DO OUR SHUTTERS DO OUR SHUTTERS DO OUR SHUTTERS DO OUR SHUTTERS DO WN!WN! WN!WN! WN!Tired of hours lifting heavy shutters, or damaging the walls of your home with nails and screws?THERE IS A BETTER WAY! ABACO HARDWARE LTD ABACO HARDWARE LTD ABACO HARDWARE LTD ABACO HARDWARE LTD ABACO HARDWARE LTDDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour Tel: (242) 367-2170 e-mail: abacohdwe@batelnet.bsFor more info on Roll-a-way Storm and Security Shutters please contact us. Colonial shutters look like traditional wood shutters. With Roll-a-way shutters, the days of having to manually board up your home can be a thing of the past! Accordian shutters in front of sliding glass doors. Bahama shutters are available in an array of colors.By Isobel Sherman The 24th Shoot Out fishing tournament was held on May 13-18 at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour. It is a competition between Bertram and Hatteras fishing boats and is by invitation only. This year 60 boats participated, 24 Bertrams and 36 Hatterases. This years competition was very keen but a Hatteras, the Ruckus, was finally named the winner. For the last 23 years this prestigious tournament was called the Bertram Hatteras Invitational Shoot Out and it was well known for its high level of entertainment as well as top quality angling. Under new management this year the tournament was named the Shoot Out. Hutch Hutchengs, who has been one of the organizers of every Shoot Out tournament, was joined this year by Kaye Pearson, owner of Show Management, a Fort Lauderdale based company which runs numerous boat shows and events in Florida. John Neophytou, Manager of Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour, worked along with Hutchengs and Pearson. Registration was held on May 13 and May 14 featured various land competitions for the entrants. Fishing began on May 15 and continued on May 16 and 17. This tournament has always had many social events for the participants and their families and guests. This year a huge floating bar was put alongside the dock near the beach. Taylor Kundoff, who came from Colorado to perform on the piano, provided entertainment nightly. In addition to this another tent for dining was erected alongside the Pavilion tent and it was possible to reserve tables for the sumptuous dinners which was served each evening. On May 15, the first day of fishing, fourInvitational Shoot-Out Brings 60 Boatsblue marlin were boated weighing 370 pounds, 419 pounds, 439 pounds and 551 pounds. In addition, there were eight blue marlin released and four white marlin released. May 16 saw five blue marlin released and two white marlin released. A 313-pound blue marlin was brought to the dock. One of the few lady anglers caught a 730-pound blue marlin, which impressed the crowd at the weigh-in dock. However, the fish was disqualified as a mutilated fish. Apparently the props of the engine of the boat had damThis Honda VTX 1800 C motorcycle was raffled off with the proceeds being given to the IGFA Kids Fishing Program, an international program, and the Every Child Counts program of Abaco. CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front Please see Shoot Out Page 38 One of the blue marlin that was brought to the Boat Harbour dock is worthy of congratulations. This is a 432pounder caught by Bob Rowe on the Autobuilders. This was the 24th year for the Shoot-Out which is a competition between Bertram and Hatteras fishing yachts and is by invitation only. This year the competition was won by the Hatteras yachts.

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Page 14 The Abaconian June 1st, 2003 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 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 Abaco Youth Quake Live held their second rally on May 23 at New Vision Ministries. The rally was organized to provide alternate entertainment for young people and to help them deal with problems they are faced with in their everyday lives, giving them support to always do what is right. The theme for the night was Accelerating with the Lord. The program was varied and was greatly enjoyed by about 400 young people. It was created and performed entirely by young people and included film, skits, interviews, music and other entertainment. It dealt with peer pressure, drugs, alcohol, anger, and other topics of concern to the youth. The idea of Youth Quake originated in Jacksonville, Florida, with a group of youth pastors developing an entertainment program which would give a message to youth to help them deal with their problems. It now involves thousands of youth. Mr. Keith Gibbs, a second homeowner on Scotland Cay, discussed the idea with pastors on Abaco and encouraged a group to begin a branch here. They held their first Abaco Youth Quake last November. The youth come from many churches and several pastors were very helpful in organizing it. For this event interns worked with the Abaco youth for a few days, helping them develop the program. Friendship Tabernacle opened their guest house for the group, New Vision Ministries opened their church for the concert, Radio Abaco interviewed the group, giving them publicity, and many pastors helped promote the event. A rap group, the Dunamus Soundz, came from Nassau to perform. Their CDs proved to be very popular and their music brought the audience to life. The speaker for the night was Saul Altimirano from the United States. The program is not affiliated with any specific church. The council on Abaco has Bertlyn Cornish as Coordinator and Ted Pearce as Treasurer. They are assisted by Pastor Earlyn Baillou, Jeff Key and many others. They are all volunteers wanting to help Abaco youth. Their next event if planned for October 2003. Abaco Youth Quake held a concert and program on May 23 at New Vision Ministries. About 400 attended and were thrilled with the Dunamus Soundz group who came from Nassau to perform. Shown here is one of their singers. Abaco Youth Quake is created and performed by young people and takes on problems that young people face in their everyday lives such as peer pressure, domestic violence, drugs, alcohol and sex. Skits, special music, interviews and a devotional were all included in the program. On the screen behind the singer is the projected image of him so the entire audience could share in the view.Youth Program Draws Hundreds The Abaco Chamber of Commerce had Mr. Danny Pacella from Latitudes magazine as guest speaker for their May meeting held at Mangoes on May 19. Latitudes is the in-flight magazine for American Eagle Airline which is published every two months. Mr. Pacella informed the group that the magazine will have an article promoting Abaco in each issue. Opposite the Abaco article will be a page of Abaco advertising. The Chamber drawing at the conclusion of the meeting gave Molly Roberts a two-night stay at a hotel at a choice of locations. Also with a winning ticket was Stafford Patterson, who received a $100 gift certificate. The June meeting of the Chamber will have feature Mr. Peter de Salvary as guest speaker. He is the developer of the Winding Bay Resort to discuss their project.Publisher Is Promoting Abaco 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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June 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 15 For Information Call 242-323-2166 or visit our website www.bahamasferries.com R a tes betw een Nassau and Sand y P ointPassenger Vehicle Round Trip One Way Up to 16' with driver $300.00 $165.00 16'-20' with driver $350.00 $200.00 Over 20commercial rates applyCommercial Vehicle(per lane foot)$35.00 $20.00 Motor bike with rider $110.00 $60.00 Bicycle with rider $100.00 $55.00 Passengers Adult Passenger $90.00 $50.00 Child Passenger under 12 years$55.00 $30.00 Child Passenger under 3 yearsFree Free Other Unaccompanied Vehicles$40.00* $20.00* Vehicles over 5 ton grossPOA POA Price additional to Accompanied Passenger Vehicle Transportation Price Ph: (242) 323-2165 or 2166 Fax: (242) 323-8185 Nassau, Bahamas DateDepart ArriveDepartArrive Nassau Sandy PointSandy PointNassau MAY, 2003 Wed. 7th 9:00am 12:30pm1:00pm4:30pm Fri. 9th1 1:00pm2:30am3:00am6:30am Sun. 11thMon. 1:00am4:30am5:00am8:30am Wed. 14th3:30pm 7:00pm7:30pm11:00pm Fri. 16th5:00pm 8:30pm9:00pm12:30am Sun. 18th6:30pm 10:00pm10:30pm2:00am Wed. 21st9:30am 1:00pm1:30pm5:00pm Fri. 23rdSat. 12:00am3:30am4:00am7:30am Sun. 25thMon. 2:00am5:30am6:00am9:30am Wed. 28th3:30pm 7:00pm7:30pm11:00pm Fri. 30th5:00pm 8:30pm9:00pm12:30am JUNE, 2003 Sun. 1st6:00pm 9:30pm10:00pm1:30am TID AL SCHEDULE SAND Y POINT AB A CO 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 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 Solomon Mines Closes in Marsh HarbourBy Isobel Sherman Solomon Mines in Marsh Harbour closed their doors the beginning of May. The shop employed seven people. The reason for the closure is that the building had been sold. The beautiful, upscale store opened in the mid 1980s. Solomon Mines in Treasure Cay will remain open.Bristol Cellars Ownership Has ChangedBristol Cellars has recently been bought out from its former owner a senior management employee. The parent company is now JAB Holdings mainly owned by Mr. Juan Bacardi, who wants to increase that companys share of the market. The new company will be known as the Bristol Group of Companies. Bristol Cellars now has 12 retail stores and is the exclusive distributor of many brands including a large wine portfolio. It distributes to hotels, restaurants and independent liquor retailers in addition to the retail stores. The Bristol Cellars store on Abaco is located on Queen Elizabeth Drive in Marsh Harbour. Mr. Jim Malone has retired from the company in Nassau after 40 years in the business. He is well known on Abaco as he has Hope Town roots.A Beautiful SculptureBy Isobel Sherman Don Wood, a sculptor with a workshop in Marsh Harbour, has recently completed sculpture of Mother Theresa and child which took him almost three years to complete. Carved from Madeira, he first made a small clay model of what he wanted to accomplish. He then enlarged his model as he lovingly sculpted Mother Theresa from the Madeira wood. She is holding the hand of a small boy. Behind the boy sits a dog. Don says the boy represents humanity and the dog represents all of Gods creatures. The sculpture is for sale. When it is sold, Don will donate the money to Mother Business UpdatesTheresa charities. Eventually Don wants to cast a bronze piece of the same sculpture. Since the piece is so large, he will have to take it to a foundry to cast it. Until there is a buyer, Mother Theresa has a special place of honour in the corner of his studio by Memorial Plaza in Marsh Harbour.Vyronas Deli and Take Away By Portia Jonsson Vyronas Health and Variety, located in the Garnet Archer Plaza in Marsh Harbour, has now been transformed to a Deli and Takeaway specializing in soups, salads, sandwiches and Bahamian dishes. Health products, herbal teas, vegetarian food items and energy bars are also available. Vyronas Deli and Takeaway has added the all natural passion fruit, carrot and papaya juices, made fresh daily, to their menu. On Mondays a Chinese cook will be in house preparing all your favorite Chinese dishes. For a healthy choice, try the veggie burgers or rotisserie chicken. Deli hours are 9 a.m. 9 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. 11 p.m. on Friday through Saturday. Their phone/fax number is 367-3002.Mini Market OpensBy Portia Jonsson Marsh Harbour Mini Market, located opposite Abaco Hardware, is now open for business. The Mini Market carries groceries, household items, produce and dairy items. There is also a selection of snack foods, gift items, toiletries, toys and stationery. Store hours are 7 a.m. 11 p.m. on Monday through Saturday. Mr. George Martin, Sr., owner of Marsh Harbour Mini Market, is pleased to be able to provide jobs for three persons.Red Cross MonthBy Isobel Sherman The month of May is Red Cross Month throughout the entire world. The Abaco Branch of the Red Cross planned many activities to celebrate and to help in fund raising. The final event will be a fair being planned for the first weekend in June. Persons interested in helping are asked to contact Barbara Johnson at 367-4599.Coops Tropical DrinksBy Portia Jonsson Mr. Silbert Cooper, a local Abaco businessman, has undertaken another business venture Coops Daiquiri and Tropical Drinks. The colorful building is strategically located in front of the Island Breezes Hotel in Marsh Harbour. Mr. Cooper said the idea to open a tropical drinks stand came about simply because of the need to create more island attractions for tourists offering a taste of the islands. He added that the Twin Brothers Daiquiri stand in Nassau has proved extremely popular with tourists and locals alike and therefore decided to give it a try on Abaco. Coops Daiquiri and Tropical Drinks specializes in strawberry, peach, banana, mango and margarita daiquiris in addition to other drinks referred to as Coops Special Creations. The Abaco Lighthouse is a mixture of four layers of strawberry daiquiri and pina colada, with or without alcohol so even the kids can enjoy. Tropical Rum Punch and Fruit Punch are also available and prices range from $4 to $6. Coops Daiquiri and Tropical Drinks is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Coops Bar has recently opened outside Island Breezes. Hoping to appeal to visitors walking on Queen Elizabeth Drive, they have a deck and benches for the comfort of their clientele. They serve a variety of mixed drinks.

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Page 16 The Abaconian June 1st, 2003 Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van StrattonNN NN N ASSASS ASSASS ASS AA AA A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y LY L Y LY L Y L TD.TD. TD.TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY BB BB B AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS TT TT TGeneral Insurance Company Limited Bahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd.Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 Restaurant & BarStudent ExcelsMs. Shaqueria Adderly, daughter of Patricia Kemp of Dundas Town, has been selected to participate in a nine week summer research program at Louisiana State University. The program is for undergraduate biological research. Shaqueria will work with her professor and nine other students to demonstrate that a specific plant has enzymatic activity. The plants, called anhydrases, are toxic when expressed in Ecoli. If this is successful, the work will be published and Shaqueria will be a co-author. Shaqueria is a recipient of the Prime Time Foundation scholarship. She is completing her degree in biochemistry at Louisiana State University and will graduate in 2004. The Prime Time Foundation provides a full four-year scholarship for one Abaco student each year. Shaqueria plans to become a pediatrician.Real Estate Salesman Is HonoredBrent Cartwright of Marsh Harbour, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty, has been selected to join the companys International Presidents Circle. The prestigious membership is limited to only the top twelve percent of the more than 90,000 Coldwell Banker Sales Associates worldwide. At a time when the real estate industry was in a global tailspin, Mr. Cartwright beat the odds to emerge a winner in his field. Mr. Cartwright is no stranger to hard work. One month after Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty opened in Marsh Harbour in 1999, Hurricane Floyd trashed the office. The market took a dive and Mr. Cartwright was forced to take on odd jobs to support his family. But a few months later, he was back in business, clinching sale after sale. Successful real estate agents never sit in the office and wait for the phone to ring. Theyre proactive. Brent is where he is today because of his drive and work ethic, Mr. Mike Lightbourn, president of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty, said. As a member of the companys International Presidents Circle, Mr. Cartwright will be invited to attend the Elite Retreat, a three-day conference exclusively for the companys top sales associates. His distinguished award was presented at Coldwell Bankers International Business Conference held recently in San Diego, California. The annual event brought nearly 7,000 Coldwell Banker sales associates, brokers, managers and employees together for an intensive programme of professional development and recognition of achievement. For Mr. Cartwright, job satisfaction means helping someone find that special dream property. Theyre so happy to find it! Brent Cartwright (left) shows off his Presidents Circle award to Mike Lightbourn, president of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty. Mr. Cartwright is a sales associate of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty in Marsh Harbour People in the News Buster & Duckie Chroniclesto be published in a book Dr. Marc Binards story of Buster and Duckie will be published in late October with illustrations. These Little Harbour shennanigans ran for the past two years in The Abaconian. To make this book possible, donations are requested for the $2500 printing cost. All proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to various Marsh Harbour medical charities. A $25 donation will list you in the contributors Appendix, get you a free copy and enter you in a raffle for a 7 10 day stay at our Guana Cay home. Make checks (preferred) to Buster and Duckie and send to: Toby Strong, aka Red Jacket, P.O. Box 68, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679. Visa & MC acceptable also. 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

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June 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 17 www.damianos.com3 reasons why the job gets done: Kerry SullivanHope Town & Elbow Cay Tel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 kerry@damianos.com Laurie SchreinerLubbers Quarters & Tilloo Cay Tel/Fax: 242-366-3143 laurie@damianos.comLeslie PinderMarsh Harbour Tel: 242-367-5046 Fax: 242-367-5045 leslie@damianos.com HOPE TOWN HOPE TOWN HOPE TOWN HOPE TOWN HOPE TOWN --- Ocean VOcean V Ocean VOcean V Ocean V iewiew iewiew iew 2500 sq. ft. 4b/ 4b home on 3/4 acre, on sandy beach. $1,425,000. EASTERN SHORES EASTERN SHORES EASTERN SHORES EASTERN SHORES EASTERN SHORES T wo storey beach front townhouse duplex with 1,500 sq. ft., $525,000. ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA YY YY Y SolitudeSolitude SolitudeSolitude Solitude Beautifully decorated and well built 3b/3b with office and large deck space. Open floor plan, views of the Atlantic, generator house and tool shed. $635,000. (Co-brokered for Buyer) MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR Regattas of Abaco Apt. 2nd floor 2b/2b, $209,900.www.damianos.com3 reasons why the job gets done:PELICAN PELICAN PELICAN PELICAN PELICAN SHORES SHORES SHORES SHORES SHORES Waterfront lot, great seaviews. $125,000 TILLOO CA TILLOO CA TILLOO CA TILLOO CA TILLOO CA YY YY Y --Lot 17 waterfront property with excellent elevations and sea to sea views. US$130,000. TILLOO CA TILLOO CA TILLOO CA TILLOO CA TILLOO CA YY YY Y Lot 20, high elevation waterfront and shared dock. $125,000. TILLOO CA TILLOO CA TILLOO CA TILLOO CA TILLOO CA YY YY Y Lot 21, high elevation waterfront and shared dock. $125,000. LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR TERS -TERS TERS -TERS TERS Lot I-1 Lot I-2 Interior residential lots with dock. Great building site Lot I-3 and Lot I-4. SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACT 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.MOTIVATED SELLER Call 367-2598FOR SALE Appliance Centre AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION Electrical and Appliance Sales & Service We have a complete line of Installation Supplies & Accessories Full Warranty on all Equipment & AppliancesLocated on Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTelephone: (242) 367-3186 e-mail: marcoac@batelnet.bs Beat the Heat & Get Cool Full Line of A/C Supplies Freon 22 30lbs$89Heating and Air Conditioning Authorized Distributor Window and Wall Units 5,000 to 25,000 BTUsStarting at $$ $$ $ 299299 299299 299 A survey taken recently by the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club brought 97 responses from boaters and second homeowners related to their expenditures while on Abaco. The club took the survey in response to an inquiry from tourism as to the benefits the area receives from boaters and second homes. The forty-one sail boaters who responded had an average stay here of 4.5 months and averaged total monthly expenditures while here of $8925. Those in the 36 power boats who responded indicated they spent more, averaging $3505 per month during their average stay of 4.2 months. Homeowners stayed nearly a month longer according to the 20 persons who replied to the survey. Their average stay was 5.3 months and they spending averaged $7020 per month during their visit. The club concluded by estimating 200 sailboats and 400 power boats visited during the November April season leaving nearly $1.8 million with local businesses. The top three monthly expenses for each group were: Sailboats$396 groceries $319 dockage $238 restaurants Power boats$571 dockage $510 restaurants $433 repairs Homeowners$1092 repairs $1031 misc. house expenses $639 groceries Those responding voiced many complaints. These included: the phone companys high rates and poor service. harbours full of moorings with no space to anchor. excessive restaurant prices excessive cost of beer Inconsistency of boats being allowed a longer stay than the crew and owners. The menacing dog packs roaming through town and the nightly chorus of barking dogs. The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club, with over 600 members, is dormant during the summer as they are mainly comprised of transient boaters. The club meets during the winter months in Marsh Harbour. Club officers expect to repeat this survey next year with more emphasis on second homeowners and their rental guests.Yacht Club Surveys BoatersPortia Jonsson The Department of Fisheries sponsored two Divers Safety Workshops one in Fox Town and one in Sandy Point during the month of May. These workshops were held in an effort to further educate divers about safety matters and life saving procedures. Topics discussed included safe diving practices, cave diving, management of dive accidents and early symptoms of decompression sickness. Rules and regulations of the Department of Fisheries were also outlined. A representative from Dive Abaco attended the workshop held in Sandy Point and assured those present of the availability of dive computers and other equipment here in Abaco. Fisheries Officer, Wayne Cornish, said this years workshops were a success and he was very pleased with the number of divers and fishermen who responded.Fisheries Held Divers Safety Workshops Drive Safely Wear Seat Belts

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Page 18 The Abaconian June 1st, 2003 violators. She asked if more effort could be brought to bear on those who continue to create problems and not punish or burden the entire island for the actions of those few. The meeting concluded with no firm answers but officials and residents had a better understanding of traffic and other town problems. Indications were left that the garbage situation on the cays and in the Marsh Harbour area is due for major changes with a central and proper land fill being established. While in Hope Town, Mrs. Hanna-Martin and her group climbed the lighthouse taking in the view from the top balcony. During her visit, Ms. Hanna-Martin toured the new port facility and the airport in Marsh Harbour asking questions and getting first hand information from Mr. Bobby Jones, Airport Manager and Capt. Cyril Roker, Asst. Port Controller, who will be moving to Marsh Harbour to manage the new port facility. Town MeetingFrom Page 3Minister Tours Airport and DockSupport Citizens Against Crime Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsPristine North End Elbow Cay property comprised of over 5 tropical acres. Three Atlantic ocean front lots with beautiful elevations, two Sea of Abaco lots, one with perfect island cottage (2 bed/1 bath) and deep water dock. Mature, lush, foliage and citrus throughout, beach access and 12 foot right-of-way to dock with individual slips for each homesite.T his Property is Shown by Appointment Only and is Offered Exclusively byChris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsLocated at One Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, BahamasContact Chris Thompson or Greg Roberts(242) 366-0216 phone (242) 366-0223 faxVisit our website for additional listings at www.elbow-cay.com Sea To Sea Estate UNDER CONTRACTUNDER CONTRACT This in the gate on the Hope Town road which restricts vehicular traffic from the settlement. Keys have been given to persons who have a legitimate reason to drive in the town. This includes business people, the garbage truck and the utility companies. Most people feel that the gate is necessary and support the idea.

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June 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 19 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 ElectronicsMr. Robert Sweeting, Member of Parliament for South Abaco, recently talked with The Abaconian about the new Winding Bay Development. He felt the project will be beneficial to the area. He would like to see several acres set aside for Bahamians. He suggested that a few acres of Crown Land be switched with privately owned land at theMP Sweeting Concerned for Environmentsouthwestern end of the beach. At this time the developer has agreed to have an access to that area and set aside a parking area for vehicles just off the main road. Mr. Sweeting mentioned that New Providence residents have problems accessing beaches. He would like to see government require that land be set aside for Bahamians for picnicking and other shore activities. Mr. Sweeting voiced his concern that we protect our environment. He mentioned that a proposed development on North Guana Cay is asking for Crown Land containing a wetlands shown on the accompanying map. These wetlands have a great variety of fish including bonefish and bountiful bird life. Many residents of Guana Cay would like to see that area set aside as a protected park to preserve it for the future. It is one of the few wetland areas on the cays between Whale Cay and Little Harbour and it is a crucial nursery for the replenishment of fish and other marine life. The wetlands in the Joes Creek area of Great Guana Cay are beautiful with abundant fish and bird life. The area extends into the island almost to the ocean side of the cay. Wetlands are a very important part of the ecological system as they act as the nursery for many species of fish and marine life. It Pays to Advertise in The AbaconianThis map shows the wetland area at the northern end of Great Guana Cay. The wetlands extend far into the interior of the island. Several groups have asked that the government protect this area by making it a preservc.Window Decorating Contest for IndependenceThe Bahamas will celebrate its 30th Independence anniversary on July 10. An Abaco Independence Committee has been named and is planning a variety of events to commemorate the occasion. One of their activities is to sponsor a window decorating contest. They are encouraging businesses to be original and to utilize the colors of the Bahamian flag. If your business is interested in participating, they ask that you contact Kendy Anderson at the Ministry of Tourism office by June 10. The phone number is 367-3067 or 367-4512. Winners will be announced live on Radio Abaco. MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Bakers BayGuana CayGuana Cay Guana CayGuana Cay Guana CayBig Joes Point Joes Creek Little Joes Point Little Joes Creek Mangrove wetlands Boat Harbour Atlantic OceanAtlantic Ocean Atlantic OceanAtlantic Ocean Atlantic OceanTreasure Island property possibly under contract for development Advertise in The Abaconian

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June 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 21 *$1000.00 Shopping Spree will be redeemable at the participating location of winning entry. Purchase any two of the following products: Tide, Gain, Cheer, Dreft, Downy, Joy, Dawn, Crest, Olay products, Herbal Essence hair care, Scope, Zest, Charmin, Bounty, Pringles, Torengos, Folgers, Swiffer products, Tampax, Pampers Diapers, Pampers Wipes. Product availability may vary by location.Please see stores for details on qualifying products.Buy any two of these products and enter to win $1,000.00 Shopping Spree* Drawing will take place on Saturday, June 28, 2003. At these participating locations only:Alert to shoppers : $1,000 Shopping Spree is making waves! awyers MarketS

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Page 22 The Abaconian June 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. 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 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 HillBoys and girls of the 1st Abaco Scout Troop are shown washing cars and selling baked goods to raise funds. The Scouts and their mothers earned $600. Some of the money will send Scouts to camp and on a sailing experience on the W.H. Albury. A portion will be donated to help Drexel Major, one of the Abaco District Commissioners who was severely injured in a vehicle accident in January 2002.Scouts Hold Car Wash AA AA A dvertise in The Abaconian dvertise in The Abaconian dvertise in The Abaconian dvertise in The Abaconian dvertise in The AbaconianThe Ministry of Tourism has now implemented their popular People to People program on the island of Abaco. This program matches volunteer residents with visitors having specific cultural or social requests. The local tourism office presently has 65 volunteers willing to share an hour or more with a visitor with similar interests. Volunteers are presently in several Abaco towns. The program encourages visitors to register so they can find suitable volunteers with a similar interest, occupation or local knowledge such as birdwatching, attend aTourism Initiates Peopleto-People on Abacochurch service, tour a town, inquire about local history or just spend an hour or two with a local family. It is an opportunity for a person-to-person or family-to-family cultural exchange, typically with a common interest although this is not a requirement. Food may be prepared occasionally by the host but this is a personal decision and cannot be counted on. Persons interested in participating in this cultural exchange program can call the Marsh Harbour Tourism office at 242-3673067 for more information. tomorrows growth? While there is considerable growth, there are still challenges ahead to be faced, such as the Caribbean Single Market Economy and FTAA. Are we ready to develop as the island develops and improve with all improvements? Tomorrow will tell. However, we should be ready today for what tomorrow can bring. Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 840-9393 M/V Legacy c/o Heavy Lift Service Inc. 155 East Port Rd., Warehouse B Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Ph./Fax: (242) 393-4371 Western End Potters Cay Dock Nassau, New Providence Serving Marsh Harbour, Guana Cay and Green Turtle Cay with Freight Services out of Nassau and Palm Beach Departing Palm Beach twice monthly* Departing Nassau Every Tuesday Night Arriving Marsh Harbour Early Wednesday Morning Extended Services to Green Turtle Cay* For more information on the Palm Beach Service Call Trinity Customs Brokerage (242) 367-4297 RobertsFrom Page 8 By Isobel Sherman The United States Government has issued new stipulations for foreign persons travelling to the United States. On January 1 a finger print and photo scan will begin at ports of entry into the United States. This is suppose to take only an additional few minutes and it is intended to make sure no known terrorists or suspected terrorists are trying to enter the United States. This new measure stems from 9/11. Remember many of the pilots had overstayed their student visas or visas. In addition there are changes to the drop off visa system at the United States Embassy in Nassau. The only people who can use the drop off system will be those persons over the age of 60 years or under the age of 16. All others will have to go through the interview process at the Visa Section of the United States Embassy in Nassau.U.S. Issued New Requirements

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June 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 23 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.bs1 June 2003Bahama Palm Shores Immaculate 3/2 home, secluded, beautifully landscaped. Just a stroll to the beach. List #7737. $339,000 Pelican Shores Magnificent 3 bedroom, 3 bath Mediterranean-style villa, views of Marsh Harbour port. Designer interiors. Dock & boat lift. List #6010 $1,785,000 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! Bahama Palm Shores! Beach front home site, 18,920 square feet with 120 feet on the beach! #7731. $69,800 Casuarina Point! Walk to 8 Mile Beach! Nice 13,000 s.f home site. Good investment. Close to bone fishing. #7159 $15,000 Joe Bookies Bay! Realistically-priced, 10 acres of prime, undeveloped land. Nice elevations, rocky shore and sand beach. Resort Potential. #7793. $364,000Joes Creek! 2+ acres. Build single family or duplex. Convenient location with highway frontage & beach access. #7273. $144,000 Leisure Lee Beach Front! Half acre plus home site.100+ ft. of shoreline. Well-maintained and ready to build. #5272. $233,500 Leisure Lee! Over 27,000 s.f. canal front home site on main waterway. Selling quickly, dont wait! #4416. $50,000 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 Marsh Harbour Commercial Landmark property. Great opportunity to own a well-established business! On almost 2 acres of prime Marsh Harbour real estate with room to expand, good elevation. Call for details.

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Page 24 The Abaconian June 1st, 2003 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 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 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 famRORO 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 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 bed-BrokersAnne AlburySEADUCTRESS / 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. 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. SOLD! SOLD! By Mimi Rehor On May 10 the newly formed Wild Horses of Abaco Preservation Society (WHOA, ps) held its first annual fund raiser at the Conch Inn. The event was to raise money for a fence for the reserve that central government recently designated for the Abaco Barbary horses. These horses are their own breed, and there are only 16 left in the world, right here on Abaco. As guests arrived they registered and bought raffle tickets. A wine bar and tasty hors doeuvres tempted guests as they viewed exhibits about the horses, watched a looping video about the horses and wandered around tables filled with delightful items for a silent auction. Jammin Jan entertained with her wonderful rendition of island songs. The first big event of the evening was a fire limbo dancing troupe from Nassau, capped by an incredible demonstration of glass eating. The Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, addressed the crowd of about 75 people, emphasizing the great potential of the horses as an eco tourism attraction. Then the raffle tickets were drawn, the silent auction was closed and the winners accepted their prizes. MC for the evening, Michael Albury, presented the gifts and thanked everyone for their ongoing support. The final tally isnt in, but its certain that the horses will now get their fence. All the Board Members of WHOA thank everyone on Abaco for their help, from those who provided the terrific prizes to the folks who will now get to do things like go for a sail on the William H. Albury have dinners at restaurants here and in Treasure Cay, use $200 worth of fuel, enjoy a savings account. Thanks to everyone!Wild Horse Will Benefit from RaffleA fire dancer entertained the guests at the recent fund raising event to benefit the wild horses of North Abaco. Shown above is a visitor walking over fire between his feet with the fire dancer giving encouragement.

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June 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 25 Waterfront TablesRestaurant, 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 customersBuffet Grill 6 pm 10 pm Sunday Lunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m Dinner 6:30 10 p.m. Mon Sat. Bar snacks wide variety 11:30 a.m. 10 p.mEmail: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comMusic by EstinPicnic Menu Large variety, order 24 hours aheadMartial Arts Demonstration Is HeldJake Rickenbacker has been teaching martial arts to the young people of Central Abaco and feels that it is now time for his students to competite internationally. On May 24 the students held a fund raising event, offering meals, desserts and demonstrations of the moves they have been taught to raise money for a trip to Florida. The self defense skills learned can be used by men and women iterested in protecting themselves. The hurricane season for 2003 begins on June 1 and ends on November 30. The latest forecast for the coming hurricane season predicts that the Atlantic area will be highly active with 11 to 15 named storms. Of these six to nine will develop to become hurricanes of which two to four will grow to be major hurricanes. These predictions are based on a number of factors including the fact that the Pacific Ocean is warmer than normal this year. Weathermen are able to predict the path hurricane will take much more accurately now and they can give the public predictions for a longer lead time. However, preparation is the key to surviving a storm if it should hit. This is the time of the year when every home owner needs to assess the preparations in the event that a storm threatens. It is not advisable to wait until the last minute to prepare. Shutters need to be checked and hurricane supplies need to be purchased. Then residents will not have a panic trying to get everything done as the wind in increasing when a storm is threatening.Hurricane Season Starts

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Page 26 The Abaconian June 1st, 2003 FormerlyFormerly FormerlyFormerly Formerly Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto COMPLETE ROOM PACKAGESPlus Wicker & Rattan for a Beautiful Island Home BEDROOM DINNING ROOM LIVING ROOMBuy a piece & save a little Buy a room & save a lot! BellasFurniture & Accessories ROOMS TO GO Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391 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 By Jennifer Hudson In a ceremony held on May 22 at the Church of God in Coopers Town eleven ambitious young people from the S.C. Bootle High School were presented with Bronze Awards from the Governor Generals Youth Awards Scheme. His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, and husband of Her Majesty the Queen began this award in 1956. Today, the Award is found throughout the Commonwealth and other countries under various names. These name changes have been encouraged by the international body in order to make the scheme personal to each particular island or area. This scheme aims to develop the qualities of self-reliance, confidence, initiative and social awareness by participation in four areas of activity service, expedition, skill and physical recreationat three levels: bronze, silver and gold. Each level demands greater perseverance and commitment and encourages all young people regardless of their background or personal circumstances. The patron of the Award in The Bahamas is Her Excellency Dame Ivy Dumont, Governor General of the Bahamas, the personal representative of Her Majesty the Queen.S.C. Bootle Youth Receive AwardsThe programme opened with a welcome by Mr. James Richard, the M.C. for the evening, the Island Coordinator for the Governor Generals Youth Award on Abaco. He then gave an insight into some of the activities and hours required to complete the Bronze stage. The young people, stated Mr. Richard, are usually drawn into this scheme by the excitement of the expeditions. Each hike is fifteen miles with one night spent in the bush. Cooking is done over an open fire, the hikers are required to carry everything on their backs and they learn to work as a team. Before embarking on a hike, the young people receive instruction in the practical skills they are likely to need e.g. first aid and compass use. However, in addition to the hikes, the youngsters must do a physical activity (any sport) one hour a week for three months and a community service for the same amount of time. Some clean the church or the schoolyard or they may choose to help an elderly person with shopping. Finally, a skill must be learned for six months. In this area the young person will work along with an adult learning a skill such as boat building, sewing or cookery. Before the young people embark on an expedition, which will teach them teamwork and survival skills, they receive counseling from Mr. Richard. So far seven of the Bahamian Islands have been explored as part of the scheme. Mr. Richard ended by saying how very proud he is of all the participants. Dr. Davidson Hepburn, former Ambassador to the United Nations and present Chairman of the National Council, Governor Generals Youth Award, took the stage to make the presentations. Dr. Hepburn stated that it would be of great concern to him if there were no one to carry on the scheme and encouraged parents to get their children to continue in the scheme so that they can eventually obtain their gold awards and become the leaders of the future. He commented on the fact that it is very pleasing to see so many young men in the programme. The Awards, consisting of a pin and a certificate, were then presented to Krystal Armbrister, Arnelle Augustin, Marco Cooper, Gordon Dean, Stephanio Edgecombe, Evonne Josue, Delvano McIntosh, Lashanti McIntosh, Michael McIntosh, Joan Pinder and Delvin Pritchard. Before giving a final vote of thanks, Ms. Denise Mortimer, National Director, Governor Generals Youth Award, gave some informative details about the scheme, which involves five million young people in one hundred countries throughout the world. She said how much she hopes to eventually expand the programme to include the whole of Abaco. Presently, there is only the one unit at S.C. Bootle High School as the unit at Abaco Central High School, which was led by Mr. Hugh Cottis, sadly terminated upon his retirement. A plea was made for adults to come forward to assist in this programme. A donation of time can be made to help the young people learn skills, or monetary donations may be made to help purchase tents and other equipment. There is a great need for programmes such as this to encourage young people to be their best and the organizers are to be highly commended for their dedication to this extremely worthy cause. After the ceremony a reception was held in the church hall but not before the students received a final word of encouragement from Ms. Mortimer to now strive for the next level. This year the silver award expedition for the whole of the Bahamas will be held on Abaco and will consist of a two-day trek along the coastline from Crossing Rocks to the lighthouse at Hole-in-the-Wall. Eleven students of the S.C Bootle High School earned a Bronze Award with the Governor GeneralsYouth Award Scheme. They received their certificates on May 22 given by Dr. Davidson Hepburn, Chairman of the National Council for the Scheme. Shown above are students along with the staff who worked with them while they qualified for the awards.

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June 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 27 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 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. 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 336-2780 All buildings are Red Iron, bolt-up kits in 26 gauge galv. that include engineered drawings and come in all sizes. 1-972-267-9200By Alice Bain The most visible species of mangrove growing Abacos lee shores and in the marls of the south side is Rhizophora mangle, the Red Mangrove. R mangle is a unique and fascinating type of plant in its own right, and mangrove estuaries are one of the most important aspects of the Abaco marine ecosystem. Red mangroves grow in any sheltered shallow spot along the coastline of Abaco and farther afield all over the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific up to 28 degrees north and south latitudes. Florida used to be acre upon acre of mangrove swamp before developers moved in and built condominiums. Red mangroves are distinctive for their system of reddish prop-roots which arc into the water, anchoring the plant against uprooting by wind or storm surge. These roots create an underwater thicket, providing refuge for the juvenile forms of many fish and other marine species such as lobster. The roots also break up tidal currents and absorb wave action, allowing silt and sediments to settle around them and eventually creating new land. The value of mangroves in providing a marine nursery cannot be overstated. Without mangroves, fish stocks decrease dramatically. Mangrove wood has also had many historical uses including pilings, wharves, shipbuilding and cabinetry. It has been burned for charcoal and pulped for paper. Mangrove leaves, when processed with calcium carbonate, have provided fodder for cows. In folk medicine the red mangrove has been used to cure asthma, diarrhea, ciguatera poisoning, sore throats, a number of cancers, bleeding wounds, backache, angina and even leprosy. The bark has a high content of tannins and has been used for tanning leather. Although the trees have been known to reach heights of up to 90 feet, the mangroves that grow on Abaco are much smaller. Unlike black and white mangroves which take in salt water and excrete the excess salt as crystals from glands on their leaves, the red mangrove excludes salt from its system altogether via a complex cellular mechanism in the roots. Essentially, the plant has an impressive natural reverse-osmosis apparatus. The red mangrove is also unique in that it is viviparous that is, the flowers go to fruit, and the fruits germinate while still attached to the tree. Each round brown fruit produces a cigar-shaped seedling which is green on one end and brown on the other. Seedlings drop into the water, and the brown end (the root end) naturally points down, aiding the plant in gaining a root hold wherever it should wash in with the tide. These seedlings are extremely hardy and can survive up to a year immersed in salt water and still prove viable. Red mangroves, because their roots act like shock absorbers, are extremely durable and resistant to heavy weather. Any native Abaconian can tell you that one of the best ways to tie up a boat when a hurricane threatens is to sail her into a mangrove creek and spiderweb her to the network of prop-roots. Florida is only now beginning to learn the consequences of paving over mangrove swamps in erosion, depleted fish stocks and damage to other wildlife populations. Abacos mangrove swamps are a treasure and should be carefully managed and conserved. The Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation, is shown here at the Marsh Harbour International Airport on her arrival for a visit to Abaco. She is discussing the severe problems facing Abaco because of the lack of adequate airport facilities. Shown above, left to right, are Mr. Bobby Jones, Airport Superintendent, Mr. Archie Nairn, Permenent Secretary with the Ministry of Transport and Aviation, and Mr. Gary Sawyer, Texaco distributor, and Mrs. Hanna-Martin. Minister Tours M.H. Airport The Importance of Mangroves

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Page 28 The Abaconian June 1st, 2003 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 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 BAHAMASBy Portia Jonsson What every woman should know about men and money was just one of the topics discussed at a seminar held at the Sea Shells Restaurant in Marsh Harbour on May 23rd. Mr. Gregory Bethel, President of Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd., Ms. Spencer Dean and Mr. Tony Kikivarakis were the evenings presenters. Mr. Bethel opened the seminar by outlining the differences between a womans and a mans basic needs. He went on to say that the same basic facts apply to money decisions made by women and men. However, women have some special situations that make it important that they get involved in their finances. Studies conducted in the United States reveal some sobering statistics that translate to The Bahamas as well. Women live on average between five to six years longer than men. A 65 year old woman has a further life expectancy of 19 years. Women earn on average 76 cents for every dollar that men earn, resulting in lower National Insurance and pension benefits. Women outnumber men in part-time jobs which often provide no retirement benefits. Half of the women over 65 are divorced or widowed. Women make up three-quarters of the elderly poor. Eighty percent of women living in poverty were not poor before their husbands died. An average womans standard of living drops 45 percent in the year following a divorce, while a mans rises by 15 percent. It is imperative that women make a commitment to control their money. Women start out single and since they live longer than men, it is likely that they end up single as well. Make sure that you are on top of your financial affairs and are comfortable with money matters. Addressing the group on financial planning before, during and after marriage was Ms. Dean of Consolidated Management & Consulting Ltd. She said that once you have set your goals and have set up your spending plan and budget, commit to it, implement it and monitor the plan. A plan is not a static thing. It is a tool to help you reach your goals. The final presenter, Mr. Tony Kikivarakis, spoke about estate planning. If you do not create a will or a trust, the politicians decide how your wealth is shared through The Inheritance Act, 2002 and The Status of Children Act, 2002.The Inheritance Act, 2002, ExplainedA) Spouse dies without a will leaving spouse and children Surviving spouse entitled to one half of all property ALL children share the other half of the property equally B) Spouse dies without a will, leaving a spouse but no children Surviving spouse inherits all absolutely C) Spouse dies without a will leaving a spouse and one child Surviving spouse gets one half of land and money absolutely Child gets one half of land and money absolutely D) Person dies without a will with no spouse or children surviving them All land and personal property is divided equally among all grandchildren, if any If none, to parents and then to brothers and sisters or remote relatives. Nothing goes to the government.Children Have Equal StatusNotwithstanding any law to the contrary, any distinction at common law or in any written law between the status of children born within or outside of marriage is abolished; and a person is the child of his or her natural parents and his or her status as their child is independent of whether the child is born within or outside of marriage. This Act applies to all children whether born before or after the commencement of this Act and to all dispositions and instruments made after that date. Most people pay little attention to estate planning which is important for everyone. You need to plan now on how and when to share your wealth and provide for those you love and those you wish to assist financially. In addition, Mr. Kikivarakis listed the differences and similarities between a will and a trust. Other topics discussed during the evening were Globalization, The FTAA and Women How a marriage or divorce affects a will and An absolutely guaranteed outline on how to advance your career .Seminar Topics Were Men and MoneyMr. Gregory Bethel SAPODILLYS PRESENTSThursday June 5th, 5 pm until...Featuring Painkillers served by Dr. Canard and former Chief Counselor Mike Malone FREE legal advice from Aubrie Clarque III esq. Entertainment by Buster Tips and proceeds to benefit Serena Hardys Medical Fund Sapodillys Marsh Harbour Abaco

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June 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 29 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[;\/-0 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 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, FREDERICKS AGENCY LTD. Customs BrokersCustoms Brok erage Ser vicesAir and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from Foreign Po rt s Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-2333 Fax: (242) 367-3136 Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs VHF 16 Alburys Trucking Ltd. Tel: (242) 367 -2 2 976 Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs VHF 16Alburys Trucking Ltd.No job too big or small! With our professional line of trucks we can truck it all. Give us a call today and let us give you quality prompt service. Containers 20, 40 45 Flatbeds, Flatracks, Piggyback trucks WE CAN HAUL IT ALL. Road Littered with GarbageThis is the back road connecting the Marsh Harbour airport with S.C. Bootle Highway. It was originally the road north but was abandoned years ago when the S.C. Bootle Highway was improved. It used to be a lovely road through the pine trees. This is what it looks like today. What kind of person would just dump their garbage when the town dump is convenient? Where is their pride in their community? It seems a shame to have to spend tax dollars to clean up this mess when those dollars could be spent on other projects which the community could enjoy. The Organization of American States is offering residents of The Bahamas graduate fellowships to begin in the fall of 2004. Candidates are required to have citizenship or permanent residency in any OAS member-state and a university degree with excellent academic performance. They must pursue their studies in an OAS memberstate other than their country of permanent residency or citizenship and have clear academic goals, a focused program of study and career objectives contributing to the development of the country. Applications will be accepted in fields of study related to the OAS priority of education, economic development and trade, governance and public administration, science and technology, poverty alleviation and social development. Benefits include graduate program placement services and guidance, round-trip air travel to and from the study site, a monthly subsistence allowance, an annual allowance for books and other study materials, health insurance and total or partial tuition assistance provided by the host university with the balance covered by the scholarship. Persons wishing additional information about the graduate scholarships may write to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at P.O. Box N-3746 or phone 242-322-7624/25. The academic program begins in the fall of 2004. It is probably too late for most Abaco students to apply by the dead line this year. But if you are interested, keep up with the information for next year which would be for the school year 2005-2006.OAS Offers Graduate Fellowships Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianOutstanding Student Is Named Presidents ScholarBianca Bethel earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average as a full time student at Florida Southern College. For that accomplishment she was named to the Presidents Scholar list for the 2003 spring semester. Bianca is the daughter of Will and Kim Bethel of Marsh Harbour. Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, is a private school affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Subscribe to The Abaconian

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Page 30 The Abaconian June 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 Properties26 hse+ 365-4409 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties 3+ 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 Inn22 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 Rent 8 hse+365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort 2 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 3650083Treasure 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 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" P.O. Box AB-20958 Dundas Town Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-5411 Fax: (242) 367-2883 e-mail: strongtower@coralwave.com Pastor: Stephen N. Knowles Tuesday 7:00 p.m.....................................(1st & 3rd) Womens Ministry 7:00 p.m...................................(2nd & 4th) Men of Excellence Wednesday 7:00 p.m..................................................Prayer & Bible Study Thursday 7:00 p.m..........................................Praise & Worship Practice Saturday 4:00 p.m.............................................................. Youth Power Sunday 9:00 a.m...................................................... Family Bible Hour 10:30 a.m.................................................. Celebration ServiceSTCC MINISTRIES 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 HEAL OUR LAND FAMILY CRISIS CENTER would like to thank all BUSINESS HOUSES & PERSONS who donated towards the STEAK OUT on APRIL 21, 2003 Your generosity to give allowed it to be a success. OUR FUND RAISING is to help the needs of hurting people, TO BUILD A FAMILY CRISIS CENTER INCLUDING A REHABILITATION CENTER FOR THIS ISLAND. There is a great need. Help us save this land and our country. We thank you for your continued SUPPORT & DONATIONS .CONTACT: KATHLEEN KNOWLES @ 367-5198 JERRY CORNISH @ 359-6059 LOVELY RECKLEY @ 367-3442.Anglicans Have New LeaderBy Jennifer Hudson On July 1st, 2001, Father Andrew Earl Hepburn succeeded Father Hugh Chapman as Rector of St. John the Baptist Church in Marsh Harbour and St Martins Anglican Church in Sandy Point. Born in Nassau, Father Hepburn received his early education there. He received his college and theological training in Barbados. Upon graduation he was ordained and ministered for a year and a half in Nassau. Before Father Hepburn accepted this posting in Abaco, he was told that it would be quite a challenge and he admits that it has been. Abaco, says Father Hepburn, is a unique place for ministry. Firstly of all, there are the hurdles of distance to be overcome in addition to the diverse personalities within the communities. But these are challenges he enjoys, because they keep me on my toes. His two churches present contrasting situations and needs. Whilst there is a larger number of people in the Marsh Harbour congregation, in Sandy Point the situation is different as most of his members are over the age of forty. Father Hepburn spends the entire Wednesday at the Sandy Point church as he travels these fifty miles to administer spiritual care to members of his congregation. On Sundays he alternates service times between the two churches at 8.00 a. m and 11.00 a.m. weekly. Father Hepburn states that he senses enthusiasm and cooperation from both parishes; members are working hard and he is proud of them for their faithfulness and cooperation. Father Hepburns vision for this church is for it to grow, not only physically but most importantly in the displaying of the fruits of the Spirit, which produces love, joy and peace. His deep desire is for everyone to feel a part of the life of the church and to show Gods love to all in the world. If everything is centered on love, he says, I believe all the other good things will follow. In Nassau Father was a keen sportsman, active in basketball and volleyball. However, since coming to Abaco, he confesses to falling down in this area of physical exercise and he substitutes this by playing the piano. He is married to Zoe and the couple has an infant daughter named Gabrielle Francis Hepburn. Father Hepburn is well loved by his parishioners and is very approachable and down to earth. The two things he abhors are foolishness and unpunctuality. Otherwise, he is a man with a big heart who loves to reach out to others to offer his assistance. This is what makes life fulfilling for him.New U.S. RequirementsBy Isobel Sherman The United States Government has issued new stipulations for foreign persons travelling to the United States. On January 1 a finger print and photo scan will begin at ports of entry into the United States. This is suppose to take only an additional few minutes and it is intended to make sure no known terrorists or suspected terrorists are trying to enter the United States. This new measure stems from 9/11. Remember many of the pilots had overstayed their student visas or visas. In addition there are changes to the drop off visa system at the United States Embassy in Nassau. The only people who can use the drop off system will be those persons over the age of 60 years or under the age of 16. All others will have to go through the interview process at the Visa Section of the United States Embassy in Nassau. Hints for Helping Our Environment When you eat out, request doggy bags in foil rather than styrofoam containers. Friends of the Environment Presents Church News Fr. Earl Hepburn Rebecca Davis proudly shows off the very large sweet potato she grew in Moores Island. We thank her for sharing it with us.

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June 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 Town................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house ...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house..................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City ..............................................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay ............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores.........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point ........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wallys & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................ $ 3 each Golden Harvest ........................................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Govt dock ........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance.....................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free Uncaged pets as people Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf boards $3.00 ea. Between Northern Abaco Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star or Moxy................ $14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors ..................................$10 + $5 Sand Banks ..........................................................$20 + $5 Joes Creek ..........................................................$35 + $5 Black Wood ..........................................................$14 + $5 Fire Road .............................................................$25 + $5 Coopers T own.....................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour .....................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay .............................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope ......................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town ..............................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven ..........................$65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round T rip.................................. $85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour ....................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joes Cr eek......................................... $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 Charters 367-2266 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 McLeans 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 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 ...........365-4261 Treasure Cay Joe Pritchard ............ 365-8111 Darren Russell ......... 365-8111 Pedro Thurston. .......365-8111Visitors GuideRestaurants Services TransportationArea code 242 unless listed 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 Sand Bar.....................lunch.............365-8111 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 CommercePhone 367-5822 Fax 367-5823 abacochamber@abacoinet.com 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 June 1st, 2003 OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ER ER ER ER ER TIES TIES TIES TIES 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: NEW: one-year-old furnished 3 bedroom 2 bath home within short walk of public dock, major resort, bay beach and ocean beach. Tile floors. A/C throughout. Satellite T.V. Sleeps ten. Good rental history. Screened in porch. Private secluded 1/2 acre of property. $680,000. • 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 G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-242-365-4234 • Fax 1-242-365-4636 e-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs • www.go-abacos.com/oceanblu$183,000 • Green Turtle Estates. 1/3 acre inland lot within five minutes walk of beach. $53,000 gross • 1/2 acre lot in Coco Bay within five minutes walk of Ocean BEach and Coco Bay beach. $81,600 gross • 2.68 acres with dock rights on Coco Bay. $650,000 • 1/3 acre inland lot near Ocean Beach $76,800 gross • 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. • North 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. Stand-by generator. Many mature trees. Garage. $3,000,000 • Inner White Sound: Two bedroom suites; 3 bath: Kit/liv/dining fully furnished villa on water. In pristine condition. Good rental income. $275,000 • Four unit income producing 2 bed 1 bath apartment complex. Fully furnished. Water views. Dock. Laundry. Two years Sales, Rentals and Property Management UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACTGeorge Michael Mikula-Knowles 50, of Treasure Cay passed away in Nassau after an illness. His funeral was on May 24 at the Full Gospel Assembly of God in Treasure Cay with Rev. Stafford Symonette officiating assisted by Pastor Cecil Forbes and Rev. Kay Albury. Interment was in the Cooper’s Town Public Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Gloria MikulaKnowles; sons Mikus Mikula-Knowles, Ricardo Knowles, Willis and Dedric Russell; daughters Shanda Campbell, Michelle and Cutelle Mikula-Knowles, Katherine and Romana Russell; step-son Clark Jones; parents Bernice and Dolly Nicholson; sisters Edith Nicholson and Sadie Williams; brother Bernice Nicholson Jr.; mother-in-law Annie McIntosh; son-inlaw Raymond Campbell; brothers-in-law Roosevelt, Sam and Deoily McIntosh; sisters-in-law Belinda McIntosh and Freeda McIntosh; grandchildren Rayshann and Rayvonne Campbell, Mikarah MikulaKnowles, Michelle and Miguel Nicholson and Chrishantie Edgecombe and Brianna Russell; aunts Edna Sands, Idamae Albury, Yvonne Thompson, Miriam and Iris Knowles and Alva Rose Whitfield; uncles Austin Sr., Albert and Clinton Knowles; nephews Rodney, Jamal, Devon, Dennis and Deioly McIntosh, Malcolm and B.J. Williams; cousins; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Ruby Mills 67, of Fox Town was held on May 24 at the End Time Harvest Church in Crown Haven. Bishop Tyrone Mills officiated. Interment was in the Anglican Church Cemetery in Fox Town. She is survived by her husband Elijah; sons Tyrone, Lionel, Elijah Jr., Stephen and Earlyn; adopted son Deon Williams; daughters Valderine Mills, Vernetta Curry and Junnie McIntosh; grandchildren Tiffany Lewis, Marvin, Jermaine, Travonne, Tyronia, Ticoya and Tedrone Mills, Lashunda Aranha, Marlena Pinder, Gregory, Shantell, Kendrick, Lionica, Matalia, Tera, Amina, Giovanni and Kadeijah Mills, Neil Williams, Deon, Davinci, Elijah and Devron Mills, Keith, Stephen, Kareem, Zenovia, Sharadon and Akeem Mills, Anishka McPhee, Tiara and David Curry, Earlyn and Nela Mills, Alexis and Alexander McIntosh; great grandchildren including Racha and Malik Lewis, Ashley Aranha and Cetabia Pinder; daughters-inlaw Doreen, Zenovia, Maria, Naomi and Navidis Mills; sons-in-law David Curry and Reuben McIntosh; sisters Evelyn Russell and Millie McIntosh; adopted sister Naomi McIntosh; brothers-in-law William Saunders, Merlin McIntosh, Ralph Russell and Charlie Mills; sisters-in-law Lovely, Idella and Dorcas Mills, Priscilla Saunders and Doris Thompson; aunts Olga and Leona Russell and Ruth Wells; uncle Erskine Wills and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Bruce Alexander Lightbourne 54, of Sandy Point will be held on May 24 at St. Martin’s Anglican Church. Archdeacon Cornell Moss and Fr. Earle Hepburn officiated assisted by Rev. Franklyn Colebrooke. Interment was in the Sandy Point Public Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Valeria; son Brandon; adopted son Christin; daughter Jodie; mother Carnetta Lightbourne; mother-in-law Louise Archer; sisters Beverley Culmer, Frances Henfield, Edith Edgecombe and Denise Strachan; brothers Remorn and Leonard Lightbourne; granddaughter Alicia Greene; nieces Latanya Kemp, Remona Lightbourne, Nikia Edgecombe, Sophia Lightbourne, Siddina and Alexdia Henfield and Danae Demeritte, Willesia Francis, Crystal, Jade and Lesa; nephews, Nashon, Lamont, Charles Jr. and Leon Lightbourne, Renaldo Hudson and Giovannie Strachan and Charles Gilcud; aunts Eunice Russell, Lelila Thomas, Veronica Gibbs and Christine Fountain; uncles Rev. Olsworth Russell, Nola Thomas, Obed Pinder, Oswald and Howard Anchor; sisters-in-law Linda and Leanice Lightbourne, Karen Moxey and Lynette Sands; brothers-in-law Angelo Strachan, Dr. Leslie Culmer, Sidney Henfield, James and John Moxey, Clifton, Keith, Wayne and Brian Miller and many other relatives and friends. Sherlock Duncan Young Russell, 77, passed away at his home in Hope Town on May 22. His funeral was at the St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town. Officiating were Mr. Vernon Malone and Mr. Patrick Bethel. Interment was in the Upper Cemetery in Hope Town. He is survived by his wife Susan Russell, sons Duncan, Peter and Glen; daughters Olga, Linda, Karen and Ruth; sons-in-law Willie and Howard; daughters-in-law Helen and Danielle; grandsons Justin, Andrew, William and Dean; granddaughters Nancy, Yvette, Sharmon, Maryann and Carmella; grandsons-in-law Kevin, Mark and Randy; great grandsons Eric, Stephen, Christopher, Tristan, Drew, Tracey and Kyle; great granddaughters Angelia, Kaylyn, Paige, Aisha, Dana and Justine; brothers Quentin and Earl; sister-in-law Eileen; nephews Bobby, Richard, Steve, Collin, Craig and Randy; nieces Kay, Marsha, Sherry and Lynn; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Clifford McIntosh, Sr ., 77, of Cooper’s Town was held on May 25 at the Revival Time Pentecostal Church in Cooper’s Town. Bishop Henry Wright officiated assisted by Rev. Burnell Parker. Interment was in the Southside Cemetery in Cooper’s Town. He is survived by his wife Delphine Reckley-McIntosh; sons Dwight, Hiram, Clifford Jr., Daron and Hansel McIntosh; daughters Shirley Jackson, Margareth McDonald, Lynn Edgecombe, Carolee Lightbourne, Myrtle, Learlean, Inez and Annica McIntosh; grandchildren Charlotte Bethel, Tamara, Kayla, Wendell Jr. and Jermaine Miller, Nekos Cooper, Castio and Archreleck McDonald, Deniro, Miranda, Hiram Jr., Habriyah, Ramond, Octoavia and Lazaria McIntosh, Ava and Avaad Edgecombe, Courdero, Darian and Branee Lightbourne; great grandchildren Darcell, Malik and Devin Jackson Charlon Fynes, Ricardo Jr. and Ralecia Bethel; daughtersin-law Cinder and Stephanie McIntosh; sons-in-law Archie McDonald Daron Lightbourne and Dwight Edgecombe; sisters Miriam Roker, Princess Cox and Betty McIntosh; brothers Wilson, Hezekiah, Calvin, Edwin and Pastor Ronald McIntosh; uncle Roland McIntosh; aunt Marie McIntosh; sisters-in-law Pearl, Florence, Estelle, Kathleen, Annie and Ruth McIntosh; brother-in-law Rev. Jeffery Cox; nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Thomas Eldredge Russell, 73, of Hope Town was held on May 15 at St. James Methodist Church wiht Pastor Bob Cornea and Mr. Vernon Malone officiating. Interment was in the Hope Town Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Mary Lucille Russell; son Gregory Russell; daughter Debbie Baldwin; grandson T.J. Baldwin; granddaughters Candice Pritchard and Heather Russell; sister Fannie Sweeting; son-in-law Thomas Baldwin; daughter-inlaw Valerie Russell; grandson-in-law Troy Pritchard; brothers-in-law Roy Cash, Don Cash and Rupert Russell; sisters-in-law Millie and Una Russell, Eleanor Russell, Carrie and Katie Cash; great-grandchildren Brandon Russell and Savannah Pritchard and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Deacon Cubell Harold Davis 68, of Murphy Town was held on May 25 at Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town. Rev. Alphonso Lewis, Sr., assisted by Rev. Christ Dean officiated. Interment was in the Murphy Town Public Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Vernell Davis; children Brenda Roberts, Billy Davis, Dudley Davis, Cubell Star Davis, Jr. and Tamara McIntosh; adopted children Fred Johnson, William Johnson, Barbara Dawkins, Marjorie Martin, Sandra White, Peter Stuart and Vernita McBride; sons-inlaw Howard Roberts and Elvis McIntosh; daughters-in-law Alonza Dawkins and Rufus Martin; adopted daughters-in-law Edith Johnson, Carolee Johnson and Peggy Stuart; grandchildren Adrian, Felica, Jovon, Jovoncia, Britnae, Brandon, Brenton, Dudley Jr., Renaldo Davis and Tamashia McIntosh; great-grandchildren Adrian Jr., Javon Jr., and Javona Davis; adopted grandchildren Jermain, Quintin, Shandera, Shacara, Shaearia Johnson, Raquel Knowles, Sheneka Larissa, Barbrianna, Joshua Dawkins, Roshanna, Rufus Martin Jr., William Jr., and Jasmin Johnson, Vetera, VJ Jr., Lionese McBride and Sherek Mills; sisters-in-law Marjorie Johnson, Christine Vernice and Aramena Simms; nieces and nephews; nephews-in-law, nieces-in-law; grandnieces; grandnephews; and many other relatives and friends. Obituar Obituar Obituar Obituar Obituar ies of F ies of F ies of F ies of F ies of F amil amil amil amil amil y and F y and F y and F y and F y and F r r r r r iends iends iends iends iends 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, Man’O’War Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbour. We case all of our wells down to the water and use professional well screen at the pump levels. Get your well done today to supply your water maker or your home or business.Call us today 242-367-4841 • 242-367-4842 Call us today 242-367-4842 • 242-367-4841We also sell, service and install water makers

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June 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 33 The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES Cabbage Cove 1/3 Acre Sea of Abaco Beach-front Building Sites Mid-way between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay................................# AB5142 -$ 118,000. Elbow Cay "Marnie's Creek" 1/2 acre hillside building sites, a private dock slip for each parcel Fabulous Sea of Abaco views .................................................................# AB5114 from:$ 230,000.Elbow Cay "Tahiti North" 2.5 acre building site north of and adjoining Dorro's Cove 91' of Sea of Abaco frontage 1,200' depth...............................................# AB5065 $ 1,500,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Area 1 Acre 140' x 300' Ocean Beach-front Building Site super views..................# AB5113 $ 275,000. Green Turtle Cay "Coco Sound" 28 prime residential building sites between Coco Bay and White Sound from 1/4 1/2 acre..........................# AB5090 from: $ 59,000. Green Turtle Cay -104' x 80' Building site.......................................................................................................................# 3619 $ 86,000. Green Turtle Cay Splendid hill-top one acre building site. Great elevation, Wonderful White Sound and Sea of Abaco views......................................# AB5094 -$ 485,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Two Adjoining Hill-top lots Each with private boat slips ...................................................................# AB5148 $295,000. Available separately or together................................................................. # AB5149 $295,000.Sand Banks Creek One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90' of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of Treasure Cay. Limited Number Available....................... # AB5069 from: $ 63,700.South Abaco Old Kerr's 24.69 acres 327 ft. magnificent sandy beach-front. 1/2 hour from Marsh Harbour. Suitable for construction of cottages or small resort..................................# AB5104 -$ 222,000.Tilloo Cay "Thompson Tract" 7 acres. sea-to-sea, good elevation for great Sea of Abaco and Ocean Views can be divided into 2 3.5 acre parcels........# AB5113 -$965,000. HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 03/15/03Derek Lee, BRI Abaco District Managing BrokerRetta Thomas Office Manager Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-4608 Fax: (242) 367-5452 e.mail: dereklee@oii.netMargot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War Cay, Abaco Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.comChristopher PlummerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.comJohn CashEstate Agent Treasure Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 e.mail: jic@oii.netRoscoe Thompson, IIIEstate Agent Elbow Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 366-0665 e.mail: roscoe@hgchristie.com VACANT LAND CONCEPT Convenience StoreBoutiqueBoat Rentals Groceries A great varietyConvenient location to all marinas at the Conch Inn in Marsh HarbourCall 367-5570 VHF 16Open Daily 8:30 8:30 Representing 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 AVAILABLECALL/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 ETAILhope it never changes. The audience was told that the meeting was to get our input and that it was our project, (meaning, I presume, that the success or failure of the whole project ultimately pivoted on local cooperation and acceptance,) but it was obvious that everything had already been agreed upon long before this meeting ever started, as we have heard about it for over a year now, and as the other news media have already reported. In the past our many visitors have begged us not to let Cherokee become just another tourist trap, but, if we must accept progress then this project certainly sounds like the least intrusive and would certainly be a boon to local businesses and hopefully to many unemployed workers. If promises are kept, it will be good for Cherokee. So, we welcome this new neighbour and wish him lots of success. Winding BayFrom Page 5 Gallery & Frame Shop Tel: 367-4227 Abaco Glass Tel: 367-2442 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 SGameBoyw/Game & Case$189.00Panasonic Vacuum$176.00AM/FM Radio$19.00SPECIALS GOOD, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, FOR JUNE 2003 Winding Bay Will Offer Five-Star Facilitiesbicycle and golf cart use. All buildings will be constructed in a traditional Bahamian style of the Family Out Islands, all wooden buildings with porches. He will require the quality of service and ambience required for appealing to a very high class of visitors. The entire project will develop 500 acres, part of it purchased privately and part of it on Crown Land. It will have the first tropical links in the world, modeled after links golf courses common in Scotland. The links course fits the natural land features, leaves the natural vegetation as much as possible and requires only 60 percent of the water that a normal course uses. He assured the group that Abaconians will have access to the beach. Within three to four months an opportunity center will open for receiving employees and for those who want to train either locally of overseas for specific positions. The resort will operate year round. Additional facilities will include a sewage treatment plant, a compactor for solid waste, maintenance buildings and a parking security building. The sewage treatment plant will purify the water sufficiently for irrigation purposes. There will be no septic systems in the area. The compactor will prepare the solid waste for transporting to a solid waste disposal site to be developed soon in Central Abaco. The Bahamas Electricity Corporation will install a land line to serve the project, extending it all the way to Cherokee Sound. It will then connect with the present underwater line from Casuarina Point. That will give the area a back up system. The power lines will also extend to Little Harbour, giving them power for the first time. The Hon. Allison Maynard Gibson, Minister of Financial Services and Investments, spoke at the meeting naming Abaco as the Pearl of the Bahamas. She spoke enthusiastically of the project, feeling that the $140 million development would benefit Abaco greatly. The top 12 golfers in the world all belong to his clubs and will be making yearly visits to Abaco for tournaments. The Winding Bay project met all her is now part of the College of The Bahamas. In the first class to graduate under the new system was a nurse from Moores Island. There are now three additional students from Abaco training on Grand Bahama. Mr. Bethel also announced that during 2003-2004 a sanitary landfill will be constructed on Abaco. This will allow for environmentally sound management of waste. Within the next fiscal year his ministry plans to initiate a program to remove derelict vehicles and machinery in the Family Islands. The program was started in Nassau where vehicles were crushed and exported. Abaco was named as one of islands. The Ministry of Health will put in place a national cleanliness program with the idea of changing the behavior and attitudes of the children and youth of the country. It expects to heighten the awareness that cleanliness in our environment is our collective responsibility. ClinicsFrom Page 1 Ministrys requirements for benefitting The Bahamas. Those include Employment Entrepreneurial opportunities Education employee training and a golf scholarship. She added a fourth requirement. Environmentally sensitive Winding Bay qualifies in that respect also. Mrs. Maynard-Gibson quickly listed several other projects under consideration for Abaco. These included the Barrier Reef proposal, a $250 million project to include two hotels and residences, a boat restoration project to employ many Abaconians, a $10 million project with cottages and a $1.2 project of condominiums. She commented on the significant financial effect that second homeowners have had on Abaco and the great potential for investments in tourism and in agriculture The Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism, mentioned that there will be an announcement soon concerning the Marsh Harbour airport. Government recognizes that the terminal is too small, the runway needs surfacing and control and radio facilities are needed. DevelopmentFrom Page 1

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Page 34 The Abaconian June 1st, 2003 Office Ph. 242-367-2992 Fax 242-367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Brent Cartwright coldbank@abacoinet.com Mailin Sands msands@abacoinet.com Lightbourn Realty Cherokee Sound #1359 3/1 home in quiet peaceful neighbourhood. Partly furnished, private back yard and well-kept. Call today! Casuarina Point #1392 Bonefishermans Paradise-Best flats 5 minutes away from this 3/1 home on large landscaped lot with boat house, sea walled, dock. MAJOR REDUCTION $229,000 Lubbers #0304 Great Investment opportunity lot 139, commercial lot suitable for small marina, grocery store, boat storage and more. Call for more details. Marsh Harbour #0245 3/2 home in Cove Estates Partly furnished, close to conveniences, large kitchen and lovely high ceiling in living area.$185,000 Marsh Harbour #0167 3/2 home, wellkept, lovely landscaped yard, furnished and in desirable location.$233,000 Sand Banks vacant property available in the Sand Banks area, various sizes, Call today. GREAT PRICES STARTING AT #39,500. Motivated Seller Hope Town Lucayos 10,000 sq. ft lot with sea views. Private and quiet area $99,000 Guana Cay Gorgeous beach front property available. Call today Marsh Harbour Two, 2/1 apartments for sale, 1/1 efficiency in the rear also, fairly new appliances, furnished, fenced yard. $228,000 Marsh Harbour 2 acres of prime residential property. Runs 190 on the beautiful Sea of Abaco. Call for details. Cabbage Point Acreage 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 Harbour Beautiful 3/2 home in 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 beach front 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 Cay 2/1 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 website: www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com 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 Colette T. Rolle-Bootle, a native of Nassau, is a self taught artist. She is a 1980 graduate of R.M. Bailey Senior High School and the College of the Bahamas. Whilst in high school, Ms. Bootle began drawing and painting and sat the O and A level examinations in art. Since 1985 she has been employed with the Bahamas Customs Department as a Customs Officer. Ms. Bootle loves being a Customs Officer and loves her job. She will not quit it to engage in art full time despite her sister and friends telling her otherwise. For the past 25 years she has been expressing herself in mediums such as pen and ink, charcoal, acrylic, pastels, oils and ceramics. She is known for her vibrant landscapes and beach scenes. In addition to canvas, her work can be seen on floor cloths, light switches, greeting cards, bags and hand painted eggs. Over the years she has participated in several exhibitions at the Central Bank of the Bahamas, Finco Bank, the Nocturne Art Gallery and Abaco Beach Resort art shows. For three years Ms. Bootle did not paint until 1999 when she relocated to Abaco. She was encouraged to start painting again by her sister Harriet Thompson and friend Karen McIntosh and has been going full force ever since. Within the last three years she has tried several new items, leaning more on the craft side, but realized that it was taking her away from what she really enjoyed and using too much of her time. Ms. Bootle says painting and drawing takes her to another level. She started painting to occupy her spare time and now it is more than a hobby, its more like an investment. She says being a Customs Officer is not an easy job so when she wants to unwind, she picks up a paintbrush and starts painting. Her paintings are on sale at Java CoffeeArt Adds Variety for Locals and VisitorsColette Rolle-Bootle is a talented artist as demonstrated by this painting of a path to the beach. She has impressed many people by her talent. They look forward to seeing her newest work at the art shows where she displays her work. Mrs. Bootle is shown here with another of her paintings. Please see Artist Page 35

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June 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 35 HOMES "Demwells" Elbow Cay Buttonwood Bay 1,056 sq.ft New home on 1/3 acre 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathOver 600 sq.ft. of Covered verandahs and deck. Excellent design and use of space. Convenient location. Great View Furnished # AB88 NEW LISTING $530,000The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 03/15/03 Bahama Palm Shores Elegant 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 2,000 sq.ft. home 1 bedroom, 1 bath detached cottage on double lot over 2/3 acre Near beach beautifully furnished ...................................................# AB87 -$430,000 Bahama Palm Shores Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1,300 sq.ft. home. with 1 bedroom, 1 bath detached cottage/apartment on almost 1/2 acre lot. One Block from beach, two minute walk..................................# AB76 -$275,000Elbow Cay North End "Silver Butte" 2 bedroom 2 bath Beach House almost 1/2 Acre, 130' of Beach-front on beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. Superb Ocean Views Furnished......# AB70 -$ 938.000Elbow Cay Dorros Cove "Lady Bug Loft" 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,600 sq.ft home on 1/2 Acre overlooking Tahiti Beach. Private boat slip. Superb views Fully Furnished...................................................# AB83 $840,000 Great Cistern "Sea View" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,900 sq.ft. home 700 sq.ft. of covered verandahs, Over 1/2 acre of land central A/C private beach access Superb Sea of Abaco Views. Furnished ..................# AB90 $ 500,000 Great Cistern "The Chandlery" 4 bedroom, 2 bath lovely 2,200 sq.ft. home, one acre of land with cabin, called "Heaven" by current owner, perfect for studio, guest house or income property...........................# AB25 $ 349,900 Great Guana Cay "Ridge Runner" -2,160 sq.ft. home 1.3 Acres. 2 bedroom, 1 bath 2nd floor living space 1 bedroom, 1 bath 1st floor apartment. Private Dock Fabulous Views -Furnished. # AB85 -$945,000 Great Guana Cay "Oceanfrontier Hideaway" mini-resort Beach-front 6 unique 2 bedroom, 1 bath, rental log cabins2,000 gal/day Watermaker Central location....... ................................................................# AB26 $ 1,275,000 Green Turtle Cay Family Residence 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath -2,265 sq.ft. living space on two floors on 1 1/2 secluded acres................... .......................................................................................................................# AB35 $945,000 Green Turtle Cay "Surcouf" 2,130 sq.ft home on 1/4 acre 2nd Floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath Separate 1st. floor apartment 1 bedroom, 1 bath Across road from beach. Good income potential. Furnished....... # AB86 $750,000Leisure Lee "Leisure's Rest" 3 bedroom 2 1/2 baths 2,000 sq.ft. home 650 sq.ft. covered and open porches landscaped. Fully Furnished........................................................................................................# AB84 $ 340,000Man-O-War Cay "Joe's Beach Cottage" 2,296 sq.ft home. 1 bedroom, 1 bath 2nd floor living space. 2 bedroom, 1 Bath 1st. floor apartment. Good income producer Minute from ocean beach. Furnished # AB61 $410,000 Man-O-War Cay "Outrageous" 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home. Furnished, Beach Access, Ocean View, Semi-Private Dock..........................................................................................................................................# 2899 $875,000 Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores "Pelican Point" 3 bedroom, 3 bath home 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment 2 Acres over 1,000' water-frontage private dock with boat lift Fabulous Views Furnished..# AB67 $2,990,000 Marsh Harbour "Running Light" Commercial 100' prime Marsh Harbour waterfront 1/3 acre 2,600 sq.ft of Office or residential space in two buildings. Great parking Private Dock.......NEW PRICE... # AB42 $750,000 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Villa Douglas" 3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,650 sq.ft. Home, Covered Verandas, Garage Private Dock, Boat Lift Furnished.........................................# AB71 $1,500,000Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Casa Linda" 3 bedrooms 2 baths 1,487 sq.ft. Home Attached Garage Private Dock Fully Furnished.................................................................# AB49 $585,000Marsh Harbour Cove Estates "Laura's Hideaway" Duplex 100' x 100' lot 2 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments plus efficiency great location and rental income furnished...................................................... # AB44 $ 228,000 Sand Banks Creek "Dannie's Den" 2 bedroom, 2 bath new home + 80' Waterfront Almost 1 1/2 wooded acres. Private Dock................................................................................................................................ # AB73 $395,000 Treasure Cay "Honey's Home" 3 bedroom, 3 bath 1,600 sq.ft. home 2/3 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock with Boat Lift Great Canal and Sea of Abaco Views. Furnished.......................................# AB66 $765,000Treasure Cay "Son Burns" 4 bedroom 3 bath 2,160 sq.ft. home almost 3/4 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock Fully Furnished...........................................................................................................# AB72 $635,000 Treasure Cay "South View" 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home. Canal-front Location Great Sea of Abaco Views, Good family home Fully furnished............... .........................................................................................# AB30 -$340,000 "Lookout House" Marsh Harbour Eastern Shore 1,600 sq.ft. home on sea-to-sea 3/4 acre. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathsNew addition and Renovation. Beautifully landscaped Private Dock Fabulous Views Furnished # AB91 NEW LISTING $1,120,000 Derek Lee, BRI Abaco District Managing BrokerRetta Thomas Office Manager Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-4608 Fax: (242) 367-5452 e.mail: dereklee@oii.netMargot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War Cay, Abaco Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.comChristopher PlummerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.comJohn CashEstate Agent Treasure Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 e.mail: jic@oii.netRoscoe Thompson, IIIEstate Agent Elbow Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 366-0665 e.mail: roscoe@hgchristie.com"Beach Point House" Marsh Harbour Eastern Shore 2,500 sq.ft. 5 bedroom, 3 bath home 1,200 sq.ft. of verandahs and decks. 3/4 acre on Sea of Abaco Designed in several levels, two complete living units Beach fabulous Views Furnished # AB89 NEW LISTING $1,775,000 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 House and Abaco Glass on Abaco, Island Tings in Nassau, Gateway Gallery in Bimini and Dilly Dally in Harbour Island. Prices range from $100-$700. Ms. Bootle makes her home in Marsh Harbour with her seven-year-old daughter, Jade. Artist From Page 34Customs Officer Finds Satisfaction in Art By Portia Jonsson The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of The Bahamas Independence is staging a Dollars for Scholars promotion. This country-wide promotion allows the corporation to give back to the community. The ZNS Abaco office invites all businesses throughout Abaco to come on board and be a part of this promotion by donating a computer system to one of the government schools. In the event a business is not solely able to donate a complete computer system but still wishes to be a part of this promotion, that business can team up with another business to make a contribution. Businesses that take part in this promotion will be eligible for a discounted advertising rate with ZNS. This promotion is not limited to businesses only but the general public can also Two additional paintings show the versitility of Mrs. Bootle. She is an artist Abaco can be proud of. assist by purchasing raffle tickets on sale for $30 at the office. The grand prize is a 2003 Mercedes-Benz. The drawing will take place on the eve of Independence, July 9th, in Nassau. The Dollars for Scholars promotion will run until Independence Day, July 10th. In addition, an outstanding student from each school will be selected to receive a $300 cash prize. For more information please contact Ms. McDonald at the ZNS Abaco Office, telephone 367-4044. Abaco InfoCruisers Net VHF Ch. 68 at 8:15 a.m.Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club VHF Ch. 78 at 8 a.m.ZNS Is Sponsoring Dollars for Scholars Program

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Page 36 The Abaconian June 1st, 2003Polyethylene Plastic Storage Tanks 50 to50 to 50 to50 to 50 to 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 GG GG G allonsallons allonsallons allonsPh. 805-473-7265 Fax 805-473-7291 www.loomistank.comUse for: Drinking Catchment & Irrigation Fire Protection Septic tanks T ransportNEW 1800 gal open-top nestable tank with removable lidLOOMIS TANK CENTER BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Black Wood Elegant, fully furnished two bedroom apts. At entrance to Black Wood. Call 365-0614 or 554-8424 Central Abaco 2 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 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 242-367-3677 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 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 APARTMENTS www.abacos.com rentals real estate activities information cost-effective-ads Tel: 321-254-4901 Fax: 321-242-1356Hope Town Vacation Home Conch Crawl Cottage, 3 bed/2 bath and loft. Weekly rate: $1350 up to 6 people, monthly rate: $2700 + utilities. Contact Kala Gates 367-4550 or E-mail beaches@batelnet.bs Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com Little Harbour. Great ocean view, furnished 2 bed with A/C, 2 baths, sun deck, screened porch, w/all amenities. Rent $850/wk. Long term rental available. Sell for $250,000 Call 242-366-3515 or 850-230-8212 Marsh Harbour hill top apartments, 2 bed/1 bath, central A/C, fully furnished. Call 3672951 or 366-0347 after 5 Marsh Harbour, Sweeting Tract, two furnished apt. each 2 bed / 1 bath including water and gas. $1100 month. Call 367-2660 NOTICEIN THE ESTATE OF ARNOLD JOSEPH EDWARDS (a.k.a.) ARNOLD EDWARDS late of Dundas Town, Abaco and of 199-5721 Avenue, Whitestone, Queens County New York, U.S.A., Deceased NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand against the above Estate are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of the debts or claims certified in writing to the undersigned on or before 15th May, 2003, and if required, to prove such debts or claims, or in default be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts or claims are proved; after the above date the Personal Representative will distribute the assets having regard only to the proved debts or claims of which he shall have had notice AND NOTICE is hereby given that all persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or before 15th May, 2003. ALEXIOU, KNOWLES & CO. Attorneys for the Personal Representative Stratton Drive, P. O. Box AB-20115 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas By Jennifer Hudson Mr.Ricardo R. Miller, R.Ph. is the proud owner of the recently opened Island Pharmacy situated on the south side of the Post Office building. His business was financed by the Bahamas Development Bank for which he has high praise for the efficient way in which they assisted him. Mr. Miller, who is originally from Long Island, obtained a B.Sc in Chemistry from the University of Virginia and an Honours degree in pharmacy from University in Trinidad. Upon graduation he worked as head pharmacist at Sunrise Medical Centre in Freeport for one year. During that time he decided that he would like to open his own business. Being an island boy, he wanted to contribute to a Family Island. Abaco was his island of choice for he felt that there was a need here as the island is well developed with the potential to serve both Bahamians and tourists. According to Mr. Miller pharmacists are in very great demand these days, especially in England, the United States and Canada and he was offered many positions but preferred to remain in the Bahamas. Mr. Miller is happy to be in his own business as it provides a greater opportunity for him to use his pharmaceutical skills to help people on a more personal level. The Island Pharmacy is not only a shop where one can purchase a large variety of pharmaceutical supplies and have prescriptions filled, it offers a great deal more. The majority of people do not realize that they can go to Island Pharmacy for several services for which they would previously have had to wait in a doctors office. Services offered include glucose, cholesterol and triglyceride testing. If he detects a problem, Mr. Miller will then refer the patient to a doctor. People are welcome to visit the store for advice on medications and herbal remedies or to receive diet and exercise advice. Although the store has only been open since October 2002, Mr. Miller is pleased with the way business is building. But he derives his greatest reward from the satisfaction he gains from being able to assist people with their problems. This photo is of a mooring buoy off Bakers Bay left behind when the cruise ship docked offshore there. There are many buoys, pipes and sticks in the water, all potential hazards to boaters. The shore is likewise littered with debris from when the cruise company hosted picnics, parties and shows ashore. Bakers Bay Leftover DebrisThe Island Pharmacy, a Bahamas Development Bank Assisted Business 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

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June 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 37Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Casuarina Point, unfinished house for sale. Call 375-8738, 366-3030 or 366-2310 for more information 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 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 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@abacor ealtor.comDavid CoteMultiple Listing Agent david@abacorealtor.com East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com New This WeekRoyal Harbour Delightful, safe and secure family neighbourhood. 1/4 acre level cleared building site. Panoramic harbour view, quality homes. Offered below appraised value. $69,800 Bahama Palm Shores Two adjacent home sites with power, good elevation and view. Friendly community. Opportunity to quiet land to the Atlantic Ocean. $20,000 each or best offer for both.The Best Service in Abaco Cherokee, Yellowwood 2 bed / 2 bath, 1280 sq. ft., central A/C, 12 KW diesel generator. $215,000 Call 366-2065 or 477-5211 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 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 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 Man-O-War for sale by owner beach front, shared dock, completely redone, in mint condition, central A/C, stand-by diesel generator, elegantly furnished, 3 bedrooms, small office, 1 full bath, 3 shower rooms, golf cart and garage. $830,000 Call 365-6288 Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Tract 560 sq. ft. home on 100x103 lot. $68,000. Serious inquiries call Jane at 242-394-7988 or 242-3241836 after 6 p.m. Marsh Harbour Sweeting Village residential lots starting at $22,000. Call 367-5978 or 3656044 Marsh Harbour Duplex, 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days allowed to remain for the childs sake. This practice is a blatant attempt to get around the immigration laws and has lead to an influx of illegal immigrants trying to sneak in and have kids here. This same practice has lead the USA to recently change its laws, saying that a child born in the US must have at least one US parent to be considered American. If the Bahamas had implemented that law back when you were born, you wouldnt be here to write letters to our local paper. You claim that its a hardship to wait until you are 18 to get a Bahamian passport. Be thankful that you get one then. The Bahamas lets you live here, educates you, and provides you with every opportunity to succeed. Some foreigners even get free, indefinite land for housing, which is something I never got as a citizen of the Bahamas. So, if having to use a travel document for a few years is your biggest problem, youre doing pretty well. In short, stop complaining. The Bahamas government is very lenient with foreigners who have little regard for their laws. It is not their problem that your parents native country wont accept you. The burden of that decision falls on your parents, who chose to have you here instead of in their homeland. Next time, try writing a letter of thanks for all that you have as a resident of the Bahamas. A concerned, and now amused, citizenScouting Builds CharacterDear Editor; Thank you for the opportunity to address the issue of solicitation of funds by youth groups. As the acting District Commissioner of Scouts Abaco, I would like to say that we have been the recipients of many generous donations from the community and from other service groups. However, Scouting stands for self-reliance and citizenship and we believe in working for what we receive. Some traditional avenues of fund raising, such as bottle drives for refunds and the selling of Christmas trees, are not feasible in The Bahamas. We do what we can. Our Scout-made Candy Cane Reindeers are always profitable and we just held a successful car wash and bake sale. We would like to thank all those who supported us in that endeavour, especially AID, Sawyers Soft Drinks and Island Delight. Scouts Abaco has re-activated an old fashioned program called Bob a Job. Pairs of Scouts are available to do odd jobs, help clean a yard or paint a fence in return for whatever the sponsor wishes to pay. We are also in the preliminary stages of publishing a cookbook called Cookin with Scouts Abaco. We still need lots of good recipes so please contribute to our efforts in this way. Our goals are to help develop responsible and civic minded young people. Funds we raise are used to aid those, who, for financial reasons, would not be able to participate in camping, sailing and other outdoor skill-learning adventures. In turn, Scouts have donated money that they earned to Abaco Animals Require Friends, the Rotary Club, Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department and Trauma One. The Cubs and Scouts have also cleaned tables and the grounds at the last two Toys for Tots functions and even picked up litter from the roadsides. Scouting represents all the old fashioned values of decency, deportment and self-respect and we thank everyone who is so kind to us. Yours truly; Sandra Evans Acting District Commissioner Scouts Abaco LettersFrom Page 9 Please see Letters Page 38

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Page 38 The Abaconian June 1st, 2003 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 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 & TILLOO CA & TILLOO CA & TILLOO CA & TILLOO CA & TILLOO CA YY YY Y Laurie Schr Laurie Schr Laurie Schr Laurie Schr Laurie Schr einereiner einereiner einer TT TT T el/Fax: 242-366-3143 el/Fax: 242-366-3143 el/Fax: 242-366-3143 el/Fax: 242-366-3143 el/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 Af Exclusive Af Exclusive Af Exclusive Af Exclusive Af filiatefiliate filiatefiliate filiate 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 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Starting at $16,000. LEISURE LEE Canal lots $60,000. CORAL ISLAND Starting at $12,000. 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 LISTING 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 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 LIST NEW LIST NEW LIST NEW LIST NEW LIST --INGING INGING ING 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 LIST NEW LIST NEW LIST NEW LIST NEW LIST --INGING INGING ING 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-conditionedFurnished$795,000$795,000 $795,000$795,000 $795,000Will sell individual units Will sell individual units Will sell individual units Will sell individual units Will sell individual units MOONSHADOWLUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR TERSTERS TERSTERS TERSInternet Ref. Secluded waterfront with beautiful gardens166 ft. of waterfrontPanoramic seaviewsHardwood FloorsSolar Powered1.5 acres$840,000$840,000 $840,000$840,000 $840,000See our Ad on Page 3 aged it while it was hooked up. On the final day of fishing eight blue marlin were released and two white marlin released. Two blue marlin were brought in, a 402-pounder and a 432-pound fish. Already plans are being made for the 25th Shoot-out next year. The goal is to have 100 boats and the committee members were taking advanced registrations. The Shoot-Out is one of the most prestigious tournaments held each year. The final night was an awards banquet with presentations to the winners. The motto of the tournament remains the same Good Friends Good Fishing. Shoot OutFrom Page 13 LettersFrom Page 37Returned Research Tag Brings ReplyThe Siewruk Family of Guana Cay was on the beach on April 27th when Zachary, a 4th grade student at St. Francis de Sales School, found a little black tube with an antennae sticking out. They rushed in the house and with the bits of information found on the tube located the owner which was the Department of Fisheries Science at the College of William and Mary. It turned out to be a tag which had been embedded near the dorsal fin of a white marlin. They returned the tube to the school and later received a reply from the student who was conducting the research. Dear Mike and Zachary, Thank you so much for your patience, diligence and detective work in reuniting the tag with its research program. Of the 48 tags deployed by the VIMS Billfish Research Program since 1999, this is only the third instance of a tag washing up on shore and being recovered. This model of tag takes the temperature, pressure (i.e. depth), and light level readings every two to four minutes and stores them on a memory chip. The battery then causes the tag to float to the surface where it transmits the archived data to satellites. We get roughly 80 percent of all archived data. These devices run about $4000 if made from scratch a recovered tag can be retrofitted with new electronics for $800. For my masters research on habitat preferences of white marlin, Ive deployed 22 tags in 2002 and am hoping to deploy 19 more in 2003. Since 1999 our lab has been involved in a number of pop-up satellite tag studies, applying tags to blue and white marlin. It is exciting, cutting edge research with immediate management implications. We sincerely appreciate your dogged determination in reuniting us with the tag. It has taken a long and storied path floating to the beach where Zachary found it and in a way is a different sort of message in a bottle. Thanks again for your efforts! Sincerely, Andrij Zenon Horodysky Department of Fisheries Science College of William and Mary Perhaps you have traveled in North Abaco recently and noticed reflectors on the road at curves. Those are thanks to someone who donated several hundred for use on Abaco. The photo shows Mr. Jeffery Cooper of Fire Road presenting the cat eye reflectors to Mr. John Schaefer, Abacos resident engineer. Mr. Cooper was representing the person who donated the reflectors. The reflectors are very effective at night in warning drivers of approaching curves. Mr. Schaefer is hoping that all the highways of Abaco will soon have them.Reflectors Aid Night Driving

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June 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 39 Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Fire House CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service CenterFormerly Television Service Center Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 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 25 CB ODay sailboat, 3 sails, stereo, galley, head, 6 HP OB, good condition. $7500 23 Trimaran, 2 sails, 2 small cabins, fast, safe, fun for the whole family. $2500. Call 366-0552 31 Hatteras 79, twin diesel Cummins, engine 3 years old. Call 365-8158 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. 89 Ford 150 XLT Lariat, good condition, A/ C, radio, CD. $6300. Call Donald Sawyer 3654119 or 365-4173 90 GMC Sonoma pickup with ext. cab. great condition. $5000 Call 352-376-2288 92 Ford Taurus Station Wagon. $3000 firm. Call 367-4643 94 Ford Escort 4 door/5 speed. Call 375-8330 Jeep Wrangler, perfect condition, 30,000 miles. $12,000 Call 365-5153 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. 365-6441Island 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.uk 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 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 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 Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats DEALS MOBILE SERVICEServing all of Abaco & its Cays Automotive air-conditioning 24 Hour Towing & Unlocking Computer Diagnostics Automotive Service Car lock re-keying Call Johnny 477-5147 Fynes Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay www.Fynes@msn.com Vyronas Health & Variety StoreVitamins & Health FoodBooks on Health & Religion Toys One block West of traffic light in Marsh Harbour Ph: 367-3002 9 am-6 pm Mon -Sat Island PharIsland Phar Island PharIsland Phar Island Phar macymacy macymacy macyPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 9 am 6:30 pm Sundays 10 am 4 pm Ph/Fax 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. EQUIPMENT WANTEDWanted Treadmill. Call 365-6288 The logo for the Man-O-War Fire and Rescue is colorful and appropriate. It has been freshly painted on the door of the fire station in preparation of their annual fund raising.. waters. They also colored pictures of manatees and described their habitats and diet. It was an outstanding project, beautifully displayed. Congratulations, students on a job well done! CaysFrom Page 7 Inagua and Long Island but only one student from Abaco. The competition is sponsored by the PanHellenic Society of the Bahamas. This organization is comprised of Bahamians who, during their university years, belonged to sororities and fraternities. Returning to the Bahamas to take up posts as professionals, executives and senior government officials, they continue to support each other and sponsor several competitions designed to encourage achievement and contribution in Bahamian society. Mr. Ricardo Deveaux, president of the Pan-Hellenic Society, says that despite the Societys considerable efforts, Abaco schools have never before responded to this challenge. He hopes Jasons participation is the beginning of more involvement in the scheme by Abaco schools. Jason achieved distinction in the competition which he entered with only one days notice to prepare. He won second place in the Family Island Male Essay Competition and placed as the 16th winner overall. Cash prizes are awarded to the top nine finalists. The trophies and scholarships were awarded at Holy Family Parish Hall on the night of May 17. The overall winner was Janielle Curtis, a student from Nassau who receiveds a $1500 scholarship. Jasons selection by his school was based on his high academic standing, his role as Prefect, his involvement in sports, his membership in the 1st Abaco Scout Troop and the violin lessons he takes from Mrs. Jennifer Hudson. Jasons family in the Bahamas and Canada are extremely proud that he was chosen for this honor. SchoolFrom Page 11

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