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July 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 11, NUMBER 11, JULY 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 DPM Pratt Opens Treasure Cay Police Sta.North Abacos Second New Police Station This Year Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Cynthia Mother Pratt, Minister of National Security, came to Treasure Cay for the official re opening of a police sub station. She is shown here on the right unveiling the plaque assisted by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Paul Farquharson. Mrs. Pratt spoke to the crowd emphasizing the need for residents and police to work together to improve the security of the community. The new location for the station is at the end of the Treasure Cay Shopping Center. Health PS Inspects Dump 814-Pound Marlin Brought InMr. Ron Pinder, Permanent Secretary with the Ministy of Health, inspected the Marsh Harbour dump on June 20. He is shown here with Ms. Shevinette P. Bodie, Health Systems Officer, on the left and Mrs. Bertha McPhee, District Health Officer, on the right. Please see story on page 29. The Bahamas Billfish Tournament ended dramatically on June 20 when Trey Thofner on the Huzzy brought in this 814-pound blue marlin. It was caught on the last day of the fifth and final leg of the series. This is the biggest billfish caught yet in all the Abaco tournaments this season. The BBC and several other events of this caliber make Abaco the tournament capital of The Bahamas. A combination of excellent fishing and great accommodations bring the anglers back year after year. Please see story on page 11 By Portia Jonsson Dignitaries, government officials, senior and junior police officers, clergymen, local residents, second homeowners and visitors were all present to witness the re-commissioning of the Treasure Cay Police Station on June 13th. The Administrator for North Abaco, Mr. Gary Knowles, welcomed everyone to Treasure Cay. Officially opening the station and conducting the unveiling of the monumental site was the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, the Hon. Cynthia Mother Pratt. Mrs. Pratt, who arrived on the island via ferry after a brief visit to Grand Bahama, spoke about the three missing boys there and her meeting with each of the families. She stressed the importance and need of the community to work hand in hand with the police to protect our children, citizens and visitors. Mrs. Pratt said human security is most important to her. We must be our brothers keepers. It is all about neighbor helping neighbor because we care about each other. She commended Mr. Clarence Russell, O/ C Abaco District, saying he is a giant of a man in every respect. Minister Pratt promised to do her best to ensure safety in homes, schools, churches and communities. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Paul Farquharson, congratulated the Treasure Cay community for a job well done. We Please see Police Page 4

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Page 2 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICEICE ICEICE ICE RENTALRENTAL RENTALRENTAL RENTAL BIKESBIKES BIKESBIKES BIKES The Haitian Ambassador to The Bahamas, Mr. Louis Harold Joseph, has visited Abaco twice since the devastating fire in Pigeon Peas on May 28. He accompanied the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Hon. Perry Christie, on May 31 when they viewed the burned out area and again the following weekend when he met with the residents of that community. On his second trip he brought with him Mr. Gremy Antoine, Counsellor at the Embassy. Mr. Josephs responsibility is to represent his government in dealing with the Bahamian government. Mr. Antoine takes care of the needs of the Haitians who are living in The Bahamas. Mr. Joseph wants to convey to the Bahamian people his gratitude and the gratitude of his country for all the support and assistance the Haitians have received since the fire. He thanked central government and local government for their immediate response. In Mr. Josephs talk in Pigeon Pea he emphasized the need for them to cooperate with Bahamians and the Bahamian government. He emphasized that the Bahamas is hospitable to them in allowing them to stay in the country. They must not abuse that hospitality. He explained that the countries are having talks and are coming to an agreement on several issues which will affect the Haitian population in The Bahamas. The talking is to the stage that a draft has been drawn up which both countries need to ratify. A joint committee is working out the details and will continue working together after the agreement is signed. This will assure that it will be carried out in a proper manner. Their next scheduled meeting is to be in November 2003 in Nassau. If both countries sign, they will be agreeing to several conditions including the repatriation of illegal Haitians. The Haitians must be patient to allow time for the countries to work things out properly. The main points which the agreement will detail are far reaching. Foremost among these is that Haiti will agree to accept repatriated Haitians and they will increase their security of their borders to reduce the numbers of others leaving. The Bahamas would agree to have a broader exchange of information and would assist in getting businesses interested in opening in the Northwest part of Haiti which is particularly depressed. That is the area where most of our Haitian innigrants come from. The annual income in Haiti is estimated to be $250 a year. A Haitian unskilled labourer in the Bahamas can expect to make $10,00 or more a year. Labour costs there are very low. Mr. Jo-Haitian Ambassador Visits Burned Out CommunityA spectacular aerial view of Central Marsh Harbour shows part of the Pigeon Pea community and the burned out area. The density of destroyed houses was similar to the area at the right. It is obvious how close several businesses were that were also threatened. The photo is courtesy of Clay Wilhoyte. The Haitian Ambassador to The Bahamas, Mr. Louis Harold Joseph on the right met with the Haitians in the Pigeon Pea community on May 28. He was accompanied by Mr. Gremy Antoine, Counsellor at the Embassay, shown on the left. Please see Ambassador Page 39

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Page 4 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 are here today for people to lend a helping hand against crime. he said during his address. He voiced his appreciation of Mr. Ellison Greenslade, Assistant Commissioner of Police Northern Bahamas for his leadership in the Northern Bahamas. Mr. Farquharson added his assurance that crime on Abaco is at a manageable level. Speaking on behalf of the Treasure Cay Owners Property Association was its President, Mr. Edward Whitcraft, who commented that this day was a wonderful one for Treasure Cay. He regretted that many homeowners were not there to witness the re-commissioning of the Police Station but assured everyone present that they will continue to build a wonderful community and work together with the police for the betterment of Treasure Cay. General Manager of the Treasure Cay Hotel Resort and Marina, Mr. Konstanz said that this Police Station could be successful only if we all work together to make it work. Mr. Konstanz said he aims to make Treasure Cay crime free. Mr. Steve Pedican, Chief Councillor for the North Abaco District, brought remarks on behalf of the Treasure Cay community. He noted that within the ten weeks of the officers presence they were able to act quickly in the apprehension of a burglar. Mr. Pedican added that the police station could not be effective unless people do their part to support the Police and report crimes. He thanked Mr. Clarence Russell II, Officer in Charge of the Abaco District and Insp. Gregory Barr, officer in charge of Northern Abaco, for all their efforts and tireless work. Following the Ministers address a special presentation of certificates was made to Mrs. Pratt, Mr. Paul Farquharson, Mr. Greenslade and Mr. Clarence Russell. The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band marched in formation to raise of the flag at which time the national anthem was sung. A closing prayer and vote of thanks were given to end the re-commissioning ceremony. The Police Force Band then livened things up for the remainder of the afternoon.Police Band Performs At Station Opening PoliceFrom Page 1 Part of the Royal Bahamas Police Band was present at the re-opening of the Treasure Cay Police Station on June 13. The formal unveiling of the plaque along with the ceremonial raising of the flag created quite a show. This was followed by a concert entertaining the many guests present. 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 The AbaconianRemember to Subscribe to

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July 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 5 Serving DailyBreakfast, Lunch & Dinnerin the Abaco Beach ResortTel: 367-2158 for Dinner ReservationsAbaco Beach Resort&Boat Harbour MarinaIts Finally BackSunday Brunch ExtravaganzaServing Prime Ribs & All Your FavoritesUnlimited Mimosas & Free SodaJ oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM$25 per person Reservations recommended 30th IndependenceBy Isobel Sherman On July 10 the Bahamas will celebrate thirty years as an independent nation. Driving in downtown Marsh Harbour one can already see some businesses decorated in aqua, gold and black and proudly displaying the Bahamian flag. Bellevue Business Depot had flags that could be attached to car windows to fly as you drive and they sold out. ZNS had flag pins that lighted up and again they sold out. Independence T shirts are now for sale. Many events are planned to celebrate Independence including a Heritage Festival slated for July 5 and 6. On the eve of July 10 beginning at 9 p.m. there will be an island wide celebration as the flag will be raised at midnight. This will follow a church service and special music. Following the flag raising fireworks will be set off. Many persons may not know what the colours of the Bahamian flag mean. Gold is for the sunny isles, aqua for our beautiful sea and the black triangle is to represent the equality of our people.United States Ambassador ResignsBy Isobel Sherman United States Ambassador to the Bahamas, Mr. Richard Blankenship, has resigned effective July 15. He took office in December 2001. No reason was given for his resignation although a reference was made to his assisting with the re-election campaign of George W. Bush next year.$1 Billion in Foreign Investments ExpectedThe government of The Bahamas has signed a Heads of Agreement with several developers during the past few weeks which are valued at over $1 billion. The first project to be approved was the $140 million development at Winding Bay. Work is underway on preparations for putting in a golf course. Another project will be a $240 million investment on Crab Cay, Exuma. That project will develop a privately owned cay and a cay leased from the government and include the construction of a bridge to join Crab Cay to the mainland of Exuma. It will have waterfront residences, a marina, restaurant, club house and shops. The major investment will be for Atlantis for their Phase III. This will be a $600 million infusion of capital and will provide jobs for 3500 Bahamians. A $70 million investment in the film industry was announced for Gold Rock Creek, Grand Bahama.Planning Firm to Study Family IslandsA professional urban planning company has been hired by government to study the Family Islands to insure that the development of the Family Islands will maintain the environment that is so appealing to many of our visitors. People come to the Family Island because of the pristine beaches, the unspoiled land and beautiful reefs. The company will begin with a study of Exuma.Child AbuseBy Isobel Sherman The number of reported child abuse cases in The Bahamas for 2002 was the highest in the past ten years. This was stated by Minister of Social Development and Social Services, the Hon. Melanie Griffin. According to Mrs. Griffin 612 cases of child abuse were reported. National News Marsh Harbours Newest RestaurantFeaturing Bahamian and International Cuisine Owned and operated by Barbara Simmons Over 20 years of experience feeding hungry people Real food at real prices All are WelcomeOpen 7 Days a Week Serving Breakfast & Lunch 8 am until 3 pm Fridays 6 pm 9 pm for Dinner VHF Ch 9 367-2922 Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour

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Page 6 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 The Foundry is Casting Bronze SculpturesGold & Silver Jewellery, Nautical Curios and Glass Balls The work of three generations of Johnstons Petes Pub Pig & Pea Party Saturdays at 12 noon Featuring Smoked Wild Abaco BoarOpen 7 days a weekWW WW W ed: Fish Fed: Fish F ed: Fish Fed: Fish F ed: Fish F ry Thur: Casting ry Thur: Casting ry Thur: Casting ry Thur: Casting ry Thur: Casting at 1:30 at 1:30 at 1:30 at 1:30 at 1:30 F F F F F ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until Located 13 miles South of Marsh Harbour, accessible by road or boat Tel: (242) 366-3503 Website: www.petespub.com e-mail: pete@petespub.com P.O. Box AB-20282, Marsh Harbour, Abaco 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 & Bar 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 SundaysGoombay Is CancelledBy Isobel Sherman The Abaco office of the Ministry of Tourism has announced that the annual Goombay Summer Festival has been cancelled for this year. This was necessary because of budgetary restraints. Goombay Festival is a program of entertainment showcasing Bahamian culture, dance and food held on several nights during the early summer months and is popular with visitors and Bahamians alike.HonouredBy Isobel Sherman Mrs. Ann Parotti is being honoured as one of 30 women from major political parties by the Eta Psi Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Sorority in Nassau as part of the Independence celebrations. The event will be held in Nassau on July 2. These women are being honoured for their uncompromising dedication and stellar contributions made to political life of the Independent Bahamas.Abaco Celebrations Is Now OpenBy Portia Jonsson Abaco Celebrations is now open for business. The store, located downstairs in the Colina Insurance Building, provides goods, decorations, co-ordination and catering services for all occasions including weddings, anniversaries, proms, graduations, birthday parties, baby showers, receptions and more. Abaco Celebrations also specializes in plus size clothing, hats, shoes, handbags, hosiery, cosmetics, and accessories. Beauty products and hair weaves are available. Mrs. Starlene Nairn-Prenelus, owner and manager, can provide you with unique silk floral arrangements. Store hours are 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Telephone number is 554-8547.Police Holds Solftball JamboreeBy Portia Jonsson The Murphy Town Park was the place to be on June 14th for the Abaco Police Welfare Fund Softball Jamboree and Steakout. The Police Welfare is a charitable, nonprofit organization under the Commissioner of Police to cater to the medical needs of officers, civilian support staff and immediate family members. It gives back to the community by assisting persons identified by its committee who might be under privileged and in need. It also serves to promote camaraderie and interaction between the community and the police in their crime fighting efforts. The days events were blessed with the presence of the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Paul Farquharson, Reserve Assistant Supt. Fred Cooper from Grand Bahama and Central Abaco NewsCommonwealth Bank presented the Abaco Branch of the Bahamas Red Cross Society a donation to aid the fire victims in the Pigeon Peas. Accepting the donation was Gina Kennedy of the local Red Cross. Shown above are, left to right, Mr. Sarone Kennedy, Chairman of the local Red Cross, Mr. Lynden Davis, Commonwealth Bank Manager, Mrs. Kennedy and Jacquelyn Estevez. Please see Central Page 7 PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSNURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Plants Gift Items Silk Flowers MONDAY SATURDAY 9 5 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh Harbour Baskets Pet Supplies Fish Garden Tools Fertilizers Soils & Mulch Enjoy Independence Day with our patio furnitureCongratulations on 30 Years of Independence

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Page 8 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 The Editor Says Our Continuing Immigrant ProblemAll 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: Pat Ekins, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Generally Speaking . Service CultureDavid RalphBy Isobel ShermanA Special Thank YouThe youth of Central Abaco say a special thank you to Lynden and Elva Davis, who have brought youth sports to the forefront on Abaco. Abaco Youth in Action was founded by the Davises and in its first year has drawn over 70 youngsters every Saturday to play basketball and soccer. Even though I do not have a child participating in the programme, I would like to say thank you to Lynden and Elva. It is something By S. Timothy Roberts In todays economy there is a need, probably more than ever before, to foster a firstclass service culture and theres no time like the present to begin. What is this service culture? As John Tschohl of Service Quality Institute (SQI) says, It is employees who are committed to doing whatever it takes to satisfy the customer. It is the belief that no transaction is complete unless the service customers receive is sufficient enough to motivate them to return. It is providing customers with service that is so exceptional that they wouldnt even think of doing business with anyone else. On Abaco we have a product like no other. It is unique and beautiful, as attested to by the many second home owners, and regulars that fly, boat or sail to our shores. These people are enamored by the gorgeous surroundings and the charming people of the island and care deeply about this home away from home. Yet, as beautiful and wonderful as it is here, there is an all important message that needs to not only be heard but heeded. The call to quality customer service is loud and clear, not just here on Abaco but across The Bahamas and the world. As beautiful and wonderful as it is here, our product is not SO peerless that visitors, if not satisfied, could not find somewhere else as uniquely attractive as Abaco. We have no exclusive market here. What will set us apart from the rest? What will keep the customer coming back again and again? It all comes down to our service culture. Excellence of service will justify to the customer what it cost them to travel and visit us here. If they dont receive value for their money, dont expect them to return. This applies not only to those directly in tourist-oriented jobs, but to everyone in every business across the island and the cays. For tourists, one bad experience anywhere can sour their feelings of Abaco forever. What we are looking for, as in any business, is return customers. We need to offer good service because, quite simply, we ought to; it is the right way to deal with our customers, clients, or in the case of tourism, visitors. Beyond that we ought to be doing it to secure our economy and our jobs. Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, said in his book Jack: Straight From the Gut Companies cant protect jobs. Only satisfied customers can do that. We need to create a service culture in order to maintain our economic status which affects everyone living in The Bahamas and to keep our standard of living. We cannot afford to lose our good standing in the tourism industry. Everyone is needed in order to ensure this economy remains stable. Here are some suggestions of Mr. Tschohl that we can do now to grow and nurture a service culture: Hire the Right People. Hire people-oriented employees and teach them how to meet your service standards. Hire people who are naturally endowed with positive service attitudes and values, and dont hesitate to terminate those who are unable to deliver superior service. Solicit Complaints. Make it convenient for customers to complain and treat them kindly when they do. Surveys show that you can win back between 54 and 70 percent of those customers simply by resolving their complaints. Train Your Employees. You must train every member of your workforce every six months in the art of customer service. The key is to change their attitudes emotionally and get them to focus constantly on customer retention through exceptional service. Empower Your Employees. Empowerment means giving your employees the authority to do whatever it takes to immediately take care of the customer to the customers satisfaction. Empowerment will that has been needed for a long time in Abaco.Summer Is HereSummer is here and now is the challenge of keeping youngsters busy. There are summer schools being held and there is camp also. Might I suggest a visit to Marsh Harbour Community Library on Mondays to pick up a few books to read over the summer? Reading under a tree is a nice way to spend a few hours on a summer day. Another fire could take even more houses Social Services has listed 265 homeless persons from the fire a month ago which spread through a section of the Pigeon Peas. Approximately 60 buildings were destroyed. Persons not familiar with the area may wonder how so many houses could go up in flames so quickly. The photo on page 2 shows the burned section and the remaining tightly packed houses across the road. The photo shows most of the nearly 150 buildings clustered in one group. The total number of buildings left on both sides of the road is probably between 175 and 200. Their congestion makes it difficult to count individual buildings. The Bahamas Building Code requires residences to be ten feet from lot lines giving a 20-foot separation between houses. These Haitian immigrants build without regard to yards, lots or land ownership. Some buildings in this settlement are so close together that you cannot walk between them. Even buildings with walking space between are not protected against a neighboring fire. A fire in the middle of these houses could easily destroy 100 or more buildings. The only protection these people have is their own diligence with stoves, kerosene lamps, candles and other fire sources. Another disaster could happen at any time. All agree change must come Lets get on with it However, the problem of the immigrants and their shanty housing is not an easy one to solve. The more one delves into it the more complex it becomes. Many differing organizations must be involved bringing together a variety of agendas to produce a meaningful plan. This in itself will be difficult. Many factors must be considered and many organizations have to agree on a final plan to ensure success. The crisis exists and continues to get worse. It must be addressed before the situation gets completely out of hand. In time the basic problems here today could escalate into something with far greater consequences. Government must assemble local and central fact-finding teams on the Haitian immigrant problems. Solutions must be found at the local and national level. There will be no quick and easy answers. However, small and easy steps must be found and implemented to start solving the problem. The immigrant settlements of Pigeon Peas, the Mud, Sand Banks at Treasure Cay and the settlement forming on the Norman Castle farm road must not be allowed to expand. Expanding settlements only create a larger problem to be dealt with. Several local committees have come and gone over the years. They had no power. They had no mandate from Nassau. After the immediate crisis passed that caused their creation, the committees faded away. Ten years ago a local exercise was carried out during which vacant houses were destroyed in the Mud. No one was displaced and nothing further happened. The Marsh Harbour community cheered but there was no follow-up. New houses took their place. The problem is going to require a solution with both national and local input. Laws, regulations, directives must come from central government sources. Ideas and implementation must be both national and local in nature. A local committee should be convened again including central government persons stationed locally, local government persons, local non-governmental persons, church leaders, people from the affected communities and others to come up with ideas and to work with Nassau. Local input is needed by Nassau and their authority is needed by us. Although we see this as an Abaco problem, it is a national problem and solutions must be found that apply throughout The Bahamas. Whatever plans are taken, they must be enforceable. Authorities must be consistent and constant in carrying them out. Laws and programs may look good in print but are worthless if the will or ability to enforce them does not exist. Programs that require serious funding are also poor choices in these times of financial austerity. Many solutions may be available now to reduce the problem by adhering to existing laws if we had the ability and will power to enforce them. A low-cost subdivision somewhere on the outskirts of greater Marsh Harbour has been suggested and many persons in and out of government support this concept. Several variations on this theme have been discussed. The previous government went so far as to present a plan for such a community midway between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Our feeling is that a low cost subdivision is needed but it should be close to existing facilities, social services, schools, clinics, churches, utilities and the other amenities residents enjoy and need. Establishing a new community off in a corner somewhere will only allow the problem to repeat itself. We have not been able to control the immigrant growth either in illegal persons or their illegal housing in the midst of Marsh Harbour. There is even less reason to believe it can be controlled if it is out of sight. Ultimately the goal must be to repatriate illegal immigrants while at the same time integrating legal immigrants into Bahamian society. If they want to live The Bahamas, they must become part of our society. This cannot be accomplished if they are living in a closed slum community by themselves. Central Pines Estates subdivision has reasonably priced lots which could be made available to those who qualify and intend to remain in this country. One of the major problems is how to provide funding for the legal Haitians to buy property and build houses. Banks do not give mortgages to those without permanent status. The government cannot get in the business of loaning money to immigrants when it does not provide this service to its own citizens. Giving land and replacement housing sounds good but is politically unworkable. This would set the precedence that those who lose their house to a fire are entitled to a replacement house. Government has said and the Haitian community has acknowledged that the situation cannot continue to expand. Change must come. The immigrants themselves must assist in the process of curtailing further growth. They presently have little incentive to do this. Publicly they agree to help and comply with Bahamian laws. Privately they continue harbouring their friends and relatives. There is no penalty or unfavorable consequence for building another house on vacant land. This alone must change. Please see Roberts Page 38

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July 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 98 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor 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 Cyclists Need to Keep LeftThe Editor, I am becoming increasingly concerned about the number of cyclists who now ride facing oncoming traffic. The Bahamas Highway Code in Hints to Cyclists clearly states, Always keep well to the left of the road. Those who ignore this rule invalidate any claim they may otherwise have in the event of an accident. Our children, and our visitors, should be reminded of theride on the left rule and efforts made to enforce it. Respectfully, Hugh CottisA Message from the Union Chief StewardDear Sir, I would like to inform the members of the Bahamas Public Services Union that the President, Mr. John Pinder, told me that civil servants were not supposed to be paid the sum of $1200 from his records with the Government at the end of July 2003. He didnt know where that figure came from but what should happen is the sum of $100 should be added to the base of each employees salary. He went on to say that they are constantly in meetings with the government to bring this matter to close. The government has asked the union to please wait until December of this year to make any payment with contract. But he is trying to get $900 for December 2003. And extra $300 for waiting. He asks members to keep up the good work and ensured me that the entire executive board is looking for the best solution for all issues in the public service. I take this time to say thanks to all of you who attended the church service at Friendship Tabernacle during the Labour Day holiday weekend. I say thanks to Ms. Ronnie Ferguson for frying those fish at the fish fry and Mr. Cleveland Dawkins for making sure that the drinks were available on time. And thanks to all of you who came out and made the domino tournament a great success. PS. All members, we will be visiting St. John the Baptist Anglican Church next. The date for that will be July 20th, 2003, at 11 a.m. Mr. Wayne Bastian Ministry of Public Works Chief Shop Steward of the BPSU Abaco BranchWants Bahamian StatusTo Whom It May Concern: A pleasant good morning to everyone on Abaco, to everyone in The Bahamas, especially to the Prime Minister of our country, the Hon. Perry Christie. It gives me great pleasure today to be able to speak to the high leaders in The Bahamas. My concern today is about all the Haitian children who are born in The Bahamas. It is very important to us that you show us concern because we are suffering. I see that the Prime Minister is doing a great job in our Bahama country. I feel very happy about that. Haitians, Cubans and Jamaicans are coming into our country illegally. I know that you are trying to stop Haitians but they keep coming. To me you are doing a good job even though the effort is in vain. But those of us born here are not illegal immigrants because we were born in The Bahamas, not in Haiti. As long as we are born in The Bahamas, we are Bahamians. Thats why they should treat us like them because we want to get our real nationality. And we want to carry the flag of our country on our body and in our hearts because we respect our Bahamian country. If something were to go wrong in the country, its not only the real Bahamians who will go and fight for their rights. Its all of us who would put our heads together to defend our country. Why? Because its our country and we are part of The Bahamas. Thats why they should not try to separate us from the Bahamians because we are brothers and sisters. We have to apply for citizenship first in order for us to become a citizen of our country. I know that because our parents are not Bahamians, The system badly needs to be upgraded. When you apply for citizenship, it takes sometimes six to seven years or longer. I have applied for my citizenship. I dont know how long that will take. I would like for you to think about all that I am telling you, to put yourself in our shoes. Ask yourself would you want to be treated unfairly and to unkind to? We are suffering. There are others who are living in The Bahamas, whether illegally or not, but of a different nation. We dont hear you all complaining about them. I have a question for the leaders of The Bahamas. If someone from another country asked me whats my nationality, what should I tell them, Bahamian or Haitian? To me I cant say that I am a Haitian because I am not! I would like to say that I am a Bahamian because I was born in The Bahamas. I cannot go to Haiti legally; they will arrest me and send me back to The Bahamas. In order for us to go to Haiti, we must have a Travel Document and a visa because we are not like the Haitians. I speak these words today because these are things that we go though every day and no one speaks up. We want you to look after us because we are brothers and sisters and its you who can help us from this situation, to get away from that suffering problem because we cant get out of it ourselves. By Jennifer Hudson New road signs have been placed by the Rotary Club in school zones in Central Abaco requesting drivers to Drive Carefully and Protect Our Children They have been placed at Forest Heights Academy, St. Francis de Sales School, Long Bay School, Abaco Central Primary School, and Abaco Central High School. Signs will eventually be placed at the Treasure Cay Primary and Coopers Town schools. The signs, which were purchased from Rotary International, are painted with reflective paint so that they can be clearly seen in dark weather conditions when lights are necessary. The Ministry of Works dug the holes and Rotary members donated their energies to erect the signs.Another Community Effort to Keep Our Children Safe Please see Letters Page 37 The Rotary Club along with the Ministry of Works is installing road signs to protect our school children.

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Page 10 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 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 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 Gallery & Frame Shop Tel: 367-4227 Abaco Glass Tel: 367-2442 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderAwards NightEpworth Methodist Chapel held an Awards Night for its youth group, Kids Korner, that meets every Tuesday afternoon throughout the school year. Memory versus were recited and songs sung with the eventual presentation of prizes and awards. The children, some as young as three years, all gave excellent performances and made their parents and grandparents very proud. After the awards ceremony the church put on an ice cream social on the back steps of the manse, which proved to be extremely satisfying on a warm summer night and a good time was had by all.Baby ShowerOn June 14 family, friends and neighbours got together and gave Krystal Weatherford a baby shower. They met in the schoolhouse and provided lots of refreshments for the guests. The mother-tobe was surrounded by many well-wishers and received lots of gifts, clothing and accessories necessary for that brand new little bundle that is expected to arrive sometime around the beginning of August.Moving OnAmanda Sawyer, Valedictorian of her graduating class at Forest Heights Academy, was on the Principals List with the highest marks and received seven trophies for her various accomplishments. She will be going on to college in the fall to Lakeland Southern College situated in middle Florida. We commend Amanda for maintaining her high standards and for graduating first in her class with a grade point average of 4.0. Kimberly Lowe, another Cherokee gal, also made us proud by being on the Principals List with honors as well as coming in third in her graduating class 22 with a 3.67 average. Kimberly hopefully plans to attend college the following fall. We are very proud of both these students from Cherokee for making such a fine showing and for their many accomplishments.School Held a CookoutThere was a barbeque held on the school grounds on June 21 to start a fund to replace the flooring within the school. Afternoon thundershowers which are always around this time of year kept offshore and there was a good turnout. So the mission was accomplished and the event raised $1,200 towards this planned project for next year. Isnt it amazing how we always get more done when we work together.Summer Bible SchoolThere will be a vacation bible school held on the school grounds for the youth in Cherokee during the week of July 28 through August 4. There will be games, crafts and Bible story telling as well as refreshments. So be sure to come out and join in the fun.A Popular Meeting PlaceThe Sand Bar lost a couple of their signs to some vandals during the first week they were open, which were quickly replaced. But it has proved to be a popular meeting place for locals and tourists alike. Without a doubt, and as long as the weather cooperates, you could not choose a more magnificent setting on the water to enjoy a leisurely South Abaco News Please see South Page 38

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July 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 11 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 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-taking 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) 366-0113 NIPPERSBEACH BAR& GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayBy Isobel Sherman With a record number of 70 blue marlin, five white marlin and one sailfish caught and released during the final leg of the 30th Annual Bahamas Billfish Championship certainly was an exciting one. This was the fifth and last leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship. From day one of fishing when three blue marlin were boated weighing 358 pounds, 381 pounds and 501 pounds, good fishing was the name of the game. Day 2 saw two big blues come in, a 511-pound and a 410-pound marlin to the weigh-in dock. The third day of fishing one 533-pound blue marlin was brought in. However, the fourth day of fishing brought the most excitement as one angler brought in a 605-pound blue marlin and the biggest of all, a 814-pound blue marlin. That is the biggest marlin caught in any tournament this season and a fitting end to the Bahamas Billfish Championship. Winning the Boat Harbour leg was Black Gold followed by Lost Texan and Huzzy .A Different Kind of Lay DayThe lay day for the Boat Harbour Championship took on a different meaning this year. Anglers and their guests were treated to an art and craft display by Bahamian artisans held in a tent adjacent to Abaco Gold. Refreshments were served and Estin Sawyer provided music. Todd Drakes of Jewels, Gems and More had a display of jewelry as well as prints from Bahamian artists Chan Pratt. Maureen Koepp, fabric artist, had a display of her wall quilted hangings. All had a sea theme and her designs are called Tropical Fantaseas. Kim Roberts had her watercolours on silk pillows as well as some prints on display. Sherry Roberts had a huge selection of items made from seashells. Tubby Weatherford had her photographs of Abaco places. Harriet Thompson had an array of items woven from Casuarina pine needles. Colette Bootle Rolle had some of her paintings and her new item of paintings that have been adhered to china plates. Steven Knowles had a display of his beautiful wood turned bowls, candle holders and other items, allBBC Concludes Its Five Leg TournamentThe Bahamas Billfish Championship entertained its anglers with an art show on the June 18, the lay day. The show was held next to Abaco Gold and included a bar and snacks. Bristol Wines and Spirits provided the bar. Afterwards, all proceeds from the bar will be presented to Mr. Al Behrendt, coordinator of the BBC, to go toward their scholarship fund. The scholarship provides funding for Bahamian students to study marine biology abroad. At present four students are benefitting from their scholarships. Representing Bristol Wines and Spirits is Gwen Baillou. Please see BBC Page 37 For information v isit our website: www.bahamasferries.com or call Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Price Sc hedule Sand y P oint, AbacoPassenger Vehicle Round TripOne Way Up to 16' with driver$300$165 16'-20' with driver$350$200 Over 20commercial rates applyCommercial Vehicle(per lane foot)$35 $20 Motor bike with rider $110 $60 Bicycle with rider $100 $55 Passengers Adult Passenger $90 $50 Child Passenger under 12 years$55 $30 Child Passenger under 3 yearsFree Free Other Unaccompanied Vehicles$40* $20* Vehicles over 5 ton grossPOA POA Price Additional to Accompanied Passenger Vehicle Transportation PricePh: (242) 323-2165 or 2166 Fax: (242) 323-8185 Nassau, Bahamas DayDepartArriveDepartArrive NassauSandy PointSandy PointNassau Wednesday9 am12:45 pm1:30 pm5:15 pm Friday3:30 pm7:15 pm8 pm11:45 pm Sunday3:30 pm7:15 pm8 pm11:45 pm Effective 28 June 2003 Schedule Sandy Point, Abaco

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Page 12 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 Forest Heights AcademyNew Principal Is AnnouncedProvided by the School Forest Heights Academy is proud to announce the new administration team for the school year 2003-2004. Michael and Gaenor Meeson, who have been with the school since its beginning in 1991, are retiring this year to return to Australia but are being replaced by a team of effective and well known educators here on Abaco. Filling the shoes of Michael Meeson will be Paul Vernall, who has been teaching Office Procedures and Information Technology for the past six years. Mr. Vernall has been Assistant Principal for the past three years. With a strong background in business administration, he is sure to keep the school in a sound financial state, and his amiable temperament should ensure a pleasurable and successful year. Joy Chaplin, who has been teaching at Forest Heights since 1992, has been named Assistant Principal. With a masters in science and teaching experience ranging from Africa and Scotland to the College of The Bahamas, she is invaluable in the classroom but will now extend her intuitive knowledge and diploma of educational psychology to administration as well. Finally, Laura Davies, a teacher of 18 years and former Principal of St. Francis de Sales, will be Administrative Assistant as well as lower school teacher in various subjects this next year. Mrs. Davies joined Forest Heights staff this past year and with a masters of arts degree in leadership, she will round off this dynamic group. Forest Heights looks forward to continuing quality education with the family environment it has offered in the past and congratulates its new administrative team.Farewell to Graduates and AdministrationOn June 17 Forest Heights Academys graduating class of 2003 received their diplomas and said their last goodbyes to Mr. and Mrs. Meeson, who are retiring and moving to Australia. The ceremony took place at New Vision Ministries with an emotional gathering of family, friends and teachers. Mr. Paul Vernall, newly announced principal for next year, acted as master of Ceremonies as he introduced Brittany Taylor, Salutatorian and the first recipient of the Michael J. Meeson Perpetual Award for Most Improved Student of the Year. Brittany welcomed the crowd of nearly 500 thanking her parents, teachers and the Meesons for her quality education and remarked that Time truly does fly. Mr. Meeson, for the last time, addressed the 22 graduates. His message discussed with the students that their past is the beginning of their future. He left them with the statement, You have learnt to walk tall now, so run with your wisdom and run wisely. Remember, you will always have choices. Make them wisely, too. Ms. Viki Hart performed on her violin as the students thanked their parents with roses and tearful hugs. This was followed by Mr. Meesons introduction of the keynote speaker, Mr. Jackson McIntosh. Mr. McIntosh, former District Superintendent of Education on Abaco is hinting at retirement so the choice was quite apropos. It was at this point in the evening when nautical metaphors became a common factor. Mr. McIntosh, who will be organizing the 2003 All Abaco Regatta, referred to St. Augustine as his inspiration. He urged the students to make their way stating, God gives us the wind; it is up to us to hoist the sail. School News Please see School Page 13 Forest Heights Academy held their graduation ceremony on June 17 at New Visions Ministries. Twenty-two students received their diplomas while saying goodbye to their school and to the two people who made the school possible, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Meeson, who are retiring. The Meesons will be moving to Australia. On the left is Mrs. Leslie Kennedy, the 12th grade home room teacher. Forest Heights graduation was on June 17. Their valedictorian, Amanda Sawyer on the right, and their salutatorian, Brittany Taylor on the left, are pictured with their home room teacher, Mrs. Leslie Kennedy, center.

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Page 14 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 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 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 Cherokeelic Church. Twenty-four students made up the Graduating Class of 2003. Mrs. Josephine Kumar, in her principals address to the students congratulated them on reaching this stage in their educational development. She said the years had rolled by quickly and in a twinkle of an eye another six years will pass and they will be on the threshold of new beginnings and new experiences. She told them, I want you to know that I am very proud of you and your many achievements over the past year, She added, Continue to seek excellence in all that you do and when the journey gets rough, remember never to give up. She thanked their teacher, Mrs. Simon, and the parents for playing a significant role in helping the students get this far. Mrs. Kumar wished the students Gods continuous blessings and guidance in the right direction. Students were awarded diplomas and special awards during the graduation ceremony: Highest Average Boy Jason Evans; Highest Average Girl Alexis Williams; Male Prefect Saurez Henriquez; and Female Prefect Amanda LongSummer SchoolBy Isobel Sherman The Cyber Learning Center will be offering a summer camp over the summer vacation. The camp will involve reading, mathematics, English, computers, arts and crafts and games. Children can come for a half day or a full day on Monday through Friday. Cost is $40 for half day and $75 for a full day.A FirstBy Isobel Sherman On June 12 and 13 the District Education office of Abaco held the first ever grade level assessment tests in English language and mathematics. The tests were given to grades 1-7 in all schools, both government and private, on Abaco. It is a tool to measure whether the student is at grade level in these subjects.Wesley CollegeSchool Holds Valedictory ServiceBy Portia Jonsson Wesley College presented the Class of 2003 at their Annual Valedictory Service held on June 14th at Aldersgate Methodist Church. Three students, Roberto Ashton More School NewsSt. Francis de Sales School held a Coffee Morning on June 16 for the Pre-K students to entertain their family and friends. They are shown here with their teacher, Mrs. Kemp, just before they received certificates which allow them to begin kindergarten grade in September. SchoolFrom Page 13 Please see School Page 15 Valedictorian of the graduating class of St. Francis de Sales School was Jaime Lowe. She is shown holding one of the trophies she received for her academic achievement. She is shown here with her mother, Mrs. Donna Lowe, whom many of us know as the very helpful person at Batelco.

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July 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 15 C & A Variety Store & Soft Drinks Exclusive Distributor of NOW SELLING Gatorade, V8 Splash, Bluebird Juices, Water, Bottled, Malts and Canned SodasTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, Abacoin the new green building opposite Lowes Pharmacy & Dr. BoyceWEVE MOVED! Now Located 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 Your U.S. Connection for New And Used Boats Silverton Wellcraft Regal Fountain Large Selection Of Used Boats Of Every Make And Style For Information Call Jerry At 772-263-1401 E-mail jerry@sundancemarineusa.com 3321 N.E. Indian River Dr., Jensen Beach Fl. 34957 Your U.S. Connection For New And Used Motors Evinrude Johnson Mercury Used Motors Parts Rigging Available For Information Call Mitch At 772-263-1031 e-mail mitch@sundancemarineusa.com 3321 N.E. Indian River Dr., Jensen Beach, Fl. 34957 More School NewsMurray of Grade 12 and Brittany Jones and Pareece Moss of Grade 6 made up the graduating class of 2003. The school consists of 15 primary school students and six high school students and is under the administration of Rev. Charles A. Carey, Principal and Mrs. Vernelle Carey, Vice-Principal and Head of the Lower School, Special Education. Guest speaker for the afternoon ceremony was the Rev. Dr. Colin Archer, the schools Dean. Graduate Roberto Murray was one of the recipients of an award presented to outstanding students during a special ceremony held at New Vision Ministries last month. He also received an award for his contributions to Boys Brigade and the School Band. Roberto is the bands Captain. Pareece Moss was named Outstanding Student and made the Deans List and Honor Roll.Central Abaco Primary SchoolCommencement Ceremony Is Held By Portia Jonsson Under the theme Aiming for Perfection through Perseverance and Persistence, the 2003 Commencement Exercise Ceremony for 74 Grade 6 students took place at Central Abaco Primary School on June 16. Mr. Henry Knowles, Vice-Principal at Queens College in Nassau, was the evenings guest speaker. Valedictorian Lavardo Maycock and Principal Eunice Mills also gave reSchoolFrom Page 14 Please see School Page 34 Students of Agape Christian School held a car wash to earn money for a trip to Eleuthera. Eight students toured the island for five days over the Labour Day Whit Monday holiday and attended the Pineapple Festival. marks during the ceremony. Ms. Mills reminded the students that they are their own greatest asset and there is nothing they cannot do. She instructed them to keep dreaming their dreams because only they can prevent them from coming true. She encouraged them to let the theme for the evening be their goal in the future, always aim to do better, never give up and be determined to always be the best they can be. Charging them to trust God and

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Page 16 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. Florida KeysRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT 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 CRACRA CRACRA CRA WFISH SEASON SPECIALS WFISH SEASON SPECIALS WFISH SEASON SPECIALS WFISH SEASON SPECIALS WFISH SEASON SPECIALSStop in and check out Abacos Largest Marine StoreB & D MarineAnchors Rope Marine Hardware Filters Repair Materials Paints Polyester & Epoxy Resins Spears Fins Masks Wet Suits Gloves VHF Radios Antennas Your One Stop Marine ShopAt the Traffic Light in Marsh Harbour 367-2622 Celebrating 30 Years of IndependenceYouth in Action NewsBy Isobel Sherman Two All Star Teams from the Abaco Youth in Action Basketball League traveled to Freeport recently to compete in the HOYTES Basketball Tournament with Freeport teams. Coached by Elva Davis and Jude Hart, the teams did very well. According to Mrs. Davis, the main problem was getting used to playing in a gymnasium on a real wood floor. Once they adjusted, the under-14 team went to the Championship where they lost by only one point. The team of under 12-year olds played three games on Friday, winning one game but lost the playoff game on Saturday. They did not make it to the championship game. That team was lead by Arlington Wells, Orlando Stuart and Sheldon Martin. The team of under 14 year olds did very well. Altohough they lost two games on Friday, on Saturday the All Star team defeated the HOYTES team and was able to advance to the championship game. They lost that game by just one point, 22 to 21. The top scoring boys were George Martin, Lyndon Davis, Donald Simms, Sidney Archer and Stanley McIntosh. They appreciated all the support they received from the community. Recently the young people have been playing soccer. They held their final soccer games on June 14 at Murphy Town park. There were four junior soccer teams and two pee wee teams. Each Saturday from 10-12 the youth would meet to learn the game of soccer and to compete among themselves. Many Saturdays they brought lawn mowers to mow the field so they could play. The program was funded by the kind donations of community-minded businesses Youth Newsalong with Terry Goldsmith of the Grand Bahama YMCA and their Outreach Program. They provided T-shirts and equipment for the teams. Some of the other business sponsors were A&K Liquors, Commonwealth Bank and Myers Rum. Spearheading the program was Lynden Davis, Ismael Stretch Morley, Jude Hart, Elva Davis and Jonathan Laverick. Interest was keen. The youth were treated to a barbeque after the games on the last day. Abaco Youth In Action will now take the summer off but will reorganize when school resumes in September.Brownies EnrolledBy Portia Jonsson The first enrolment ceremony for the Brownies was held at Central Abaco PriPlease see Youth Page 17 These girls are part of the first group of Brownies on Abaco and are students at Central Abaco Primary. The Brownie organization is part of Girl Guides and stresses service to the family and community.

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July 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 17 MARSH HARBOUR 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780 NAPA GOLDFILTERSProvides just the boost your engine needs to give you the performance you want. ENGINE NEEDS A BOOSTER SHOT? 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 mary on June 2nd. Although students have been a part of the Brownies for four years, they were never officially enrolled. During the ceremony 23 Brownies were initiated out of a total of 40. This is the time they are pinned with the Promise Pin and pledge to do a good turn everyday. Brownie leaders are Ms. Carolyn Wright and Ms. Chervon Mackey, teachers at the Central Abaco Primary School. Bringing remarks was the schools principal, Mrs. Eunice Mills, who was a Brownie leader for more than 15 years. This is the first Brownie group in Central Abaco and meetings are held every Monday at Central Abaco Primary from 3:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m. Next year Ms. Wright and Ms. Mackey, hope to have another group enrolled. The Brownie organization is a part of Girl Guides and is for girls ages 7 to 10 years. The Brownies is a service organization and the young girls are encouraged to get involved in community activities and help around their homes with household chores. They also learn how to care for the environment. They go camping and take field trips. The young people of the three churches on Man-O-War are raising money to attend a Gospel Concert in Orlando in September. Here they are selling hamburgers and sweets as one of their fundraising efforts. The girls in the foreground are Grabrielle Mannie, center, and Heather Weatherford, right. More Youth News YouthFrom Page 16

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Page 18 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 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 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$189.00Fridgidaire Gallery Washers$597.00AM/FM Radio$19.00SPECIALS GOOD, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, FOR JULY 2003 Dont Drink and Drive HOMES & LAND 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: $1,500,000Custom 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: $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:$1,762,00LITTLE 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 LANDING 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:$230,000MARNIES LANDING LOT #7B Rare opportunity to buy not only one of the most beautiful 1/2 acre lots in Marnies with panoramic views, but also have 2 private dock slips, one for a runabout up to 30 the other up to 60 Starting at:$325,000EAST VIEW Located on Lubbers Quarters Cay. Development faces the Sea of Abaco across from Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. Beautiful sunrises. Each homesite comes with a dock slip at the private marina. Great investment opportunity. Starting at: $89,000 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 VILLASPrice: $1,300,000 OCEAN HOUSE Incredible parcel of property with 2 bedroom, 2 bath home located on the Atlantic Ocean in historic Hope Town Settlement. 74 feet of ocean front on long white sandy shore. The house has open floor plan with large kitchen and great/dining room, vaulted ceilings, good renatl history. 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 HORIZONSElbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and Property

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July 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 Electronics Specials For You Sailors! SUPPLY DEPOTP.O. Box AB-20577 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph:/Fax: (242) 367-2128 Soap Dispensers Paper Towel Dispensers Pillows Towels Kitchen Utensils Silverware Styrofoam Cups Trays Bags Plastic & Paper Shampoo Soap Lotions Brooms Mops Cleaners Hotel and Restaurant Supplies ...and MUCH MUCH MORE!Located in Government Subdivision/Cove Estates. The Blue Warehouse on Top of the HillCOME SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER YOU Man-O-WarBy Pat ElkinsSpeed Limit PostedA speed limit sign has been posted on the Queens Highway advising that by order of the Commissioner the speed of vehicular traffic on Man-O-War streets is not to exceed 10 M.P.H. per Sec. 8, Subsection 3, Subsection B, Road Traffic Act, Chapter 204 1987, By Order of the Commissioner. Please help to keep our streets safe.Community Loses TwoLouis Joseph Des Parois III was born on December 1, 1915 in Kansas City, Missouri, and passed away on May 30, 2003. Louis married his wife Jeanne on June 4, 1942. They had two sons, Mark and Joseph (deceased). Louis was active in the Boy Scouts as a young man and attained the rank of Golden Eagle Scout. He was also a member of the Sea Scouts and started the Sea Scout Ship in Kirkwood, Missouri. He was a machine tools engineer and was a manufacturing representative for companies that manufactured precision gauges and machine tools. Louis always loved the water and sailing. In 1967 he took Jeanne to Nassau for their 25th wedding anniversary trip. A friend, Ray Swank, told them that when they had finished the sights of Nassau they should come to Man-O-War and see the real Bahamas. And of course, when they did, they knew this was the place for them. In 1970 they purchased their home and named it Sugar Apple after a tree which had been given to them as a gift from Uncle Norman. They felt it was the perfect name because sugar apples were the sweetest fruit on the island and Man-O-War was the sweetest place. Louis and Jeanne spent their vacations on Man-O-War and after Louis early retirement, they made it their permanent home in 1978. Louis was very creative and made several furniture items for their new home. He planned and designed the additions to their house. A funeral mass was held on June 8th at his beloved Sugar Apple. He was a fine man and a good friend, and he will be missed. Jeanne and her family wish to thank everyone for all their assistance and expressions of sympathy during this time.Joseph Floyd Uncle Joe Shirleywas born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 28th, 1932. He passed away on June 13, 2003 in Boynton Beach, Florida, following a brief illness. Joe earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of Arizona. He was subsequently awarded his Doctorate in Metallurgical Engineering from the same institution. He was self employed as well as working for Mountain State Research and Development for a number of years. He developed new and innovative processes in the field of copper and zinc mining and traveled the world sharing his ideas. Joe and Bea came to Man-O-War from Tucson, Arizona, eight years ago. Their large beachfront house is always open to the children and is always full of the sounds of their voices. Uncle Joe took particular delight in entertaining the children when special days rolled around. Halloween would find him in his wicker rocking chair waiting for the kids to emerge from Aunt Beas Hall of Terror. He always had special treats for them. One year it was American Sacagawea golden dollar coins. But it was Christmas that was closest to Uncle Joes heart. His yard was turned into a winter wonderland of elves and lollipops, Santas of all shapes and sizes and of course, the nativity scenes. After all the lights were set to his specifications he was ready. His golf cart was transformed into a red and white sleigh, and Uncle Joe played Santa for all the island children. Uncle Joe was a giving man who enjoyed sharing his time with others, helping a friend who needed a hand, giving advice as a good uncle should and gracing us all with his incredibly dry sense of humour. He was always ready with a story or two for those who had a moment to sit and visit. It is often said that a mans worth can be measured by the love of children and his dog. Joe was never seen driving the streets of Man-O-War without his Mowcay. Joe is survived by his wife of 17 years, Bernadine; two sons, Joseph Theodore and William Floyd; stepson, Curtis Wayne (Terry) Miller; brother Edward (Trish); grandchildren Courtney, Ashley and Matt Miller.NoticeTo my friends in Man-O-War: I have enjoyed writing your newspaper column for the last four years. It is now time to allow someone else the privilege of getting the news out. A very talented young writer, Margo Albury, will be your new reporter. She is very enthusiastic and looking forward to serving you. Thank you all for sharing your experiences with me over the years. News of the Cays

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Page 22 The Abaconian July 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.Abaco HardwareStorm ShuttersHURRICANE SUPPLIES PlywoodToolsLumberNailsBatteriesLamps& OilHardwareCoolersStovesFlash lights Storm PanelsAccordian ShuttersPlywoodLumberRoofing Paper Roll Plastic Sheeting Roofing Shingles We Stay Open Until the Wind Gets HighDon MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour Mon. Fri. 7 4 Sat. 7 12 Phone 242-367-2170 Roll-down shutters by Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MORECONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLEABLE ABLEABLE ABLE CALL/FAX365-8749ORemail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PP PP PRICESRICES RICESRICES RICES B B B B BELOWELOW ELOWELOW ELOW U U U U U .. .. SS SS S .. .. R R R R RETAILETAIL ETAILETAIL ETAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE Best wishes for your future,Caralee BethelLove & Prayers Dad & Mom Papa and Mama Ground BreakingBy Isobel Sherman On June 8 New Rehoboth Ministries International broke ground for their church building on a three-acre site on S.C. Bootle Highway west of the BEC generating plant. Crown Land was granted to New Rehoboth Ministries International which was incorporated in January 2003. The goal of New Rehoboth Ministries International is to equip all persons to discover their kingdom assignment. New Rehoboth Ministries International began in a storefront in the B & B Plaza in Marsh Harbour in August 2001 as New Birth Ministries and held its first service in August 2001. In October 2001 the church moved to the old Western Auto building on Don MacKay Boulevard. A brief serviced was held at the groundbreaking site. Pastor A. Louis, Pastor of Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town, and Bertram Mills, Jr., took part in the service. Different shaped shovels were used to turn the soil, symbolizing the individuality of each person. Pastor Earlyn Baillou, Sister Joan Baillou and all of the founding members of New Birth Ministries, now New Rehoboth, turned the soil. Several persons present gave remarks including Pastor Stephen Knowles of Strong Tower Ministry and Pastor Keith Russell of Faith Chapel. The ceremony concluded with the bulldozer being revved up for clearing the land for the new building, which will be able to be expanded.Church Holds Cook OutBy Portia Jonsson Unity Baptist Church in Treasure Cay held its annual church cook-out at the Treasure Cay Primary School grounds on June 14th. Three nights of revival service were held at the church during the week. Bishop Washington William from the New Caanan Church in Freeport, Grand Bahama, was the guest speaker for the first two nights. The last night wrapped up with a rap session lead by Pastor Earlyn Baillou from New Rehoboth International Ministries. The night of the cook-out ended with a pre-Fathers Day gospel concert at the Treasure Cay Primary School featuring the Cooling Waters from Freeport.Archbishop Lawrence Burke VisitsBy Jennifer Hudson On June 13th the Most Rev. Lawrence Burke, Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nassau and the Bahamas, spent the day on Abaco to get a first hand view of Church NewsGround breaking for a building for the New Rehoboth Ministries International took place on June 8. The site is on the S.C. Bootle Highway. The church, organized by Rev. Earlyn Baillou, has been meeting in the old Western Auto building. the situation of the Haitian residents since the devastating fire, to assess their needs and to see how the Roman Catholic Church community can help. Firstly, he inspected the site of the fire, then spent time in meetings with Ms. Charlamae Fernander and her assistant, Ms. Zenovia Mills, and was most impressed with the professional way in which they are handling the situation. Bishop Burke wanted to find out from Social Services how the church can help so that he can coordinate the churchs efforts Please see Church Page 33

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July 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 23 NEW! Casuarina Point!Super New England style home. Deepwater canal, layalong dock. Two-story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, dormer windows w/ views. All tile interior, tongue & groove paneling, ceiling fans. Canal outlets to the Atlantic. Fully furnished. List #7863$195,000 Sea LavenderElbow Cay!Charming Atlantic 2 bedroom/2 bath beachfront home on 34,700+/square foot site. Open plan living, exposed beam ceilings, hardwood floors, fresh water pool, screened gazebo and more! Large site lends to expansion.List #7310 $1,190,000 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 Marsh Harbour! Landmark property. 6 unit self-catering inn on 1 plus acres of prime real estate. Room to expand, great investment. #7432. Serious inquiries only, please.Pelican Shores! Gorgeous 3/3 harbour front villa. All custom designer interiors. Deep water dock w/boat lift. #6010. $1,785,000Regattas 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 NEW! BeeBee BeeBee Bee s Nest!s Nest! s Nest!s Nest! s Nest!NEW! BeeBee BeeBee Bee s Nest!s Nest! s Nest!s Nest! s Nest!Spectacular location, direct Atlantic Ocean frontage on quaint Man-O-War Cay. Wonderful family compound composed of 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, gourmet kitchen all perfect for luxurious island living. Tiki bar and fresh water swimming pool, wrap-around porches, separate laundry room, oodles of storage space, hot tub, reverse osmosis water systems, large capacity generator and more! List #7867$1,750,000 June Russell Sales Patricia Love Sales Apprentice Celeste Pinder Rental Agent Your Key to Real Estate Sales & Appraisals In The Bahamas Serving The Bahamas for Over 50 YearsLocated in The Pink Building Royal Harbour Village Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance Visit our web site to view these properties and more throughout the Bahamas From Grand Bahama to Great InaguaTel: 242-367-3262 Fax: 242-367-3260 www.bahamasrealty.bs E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bs

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Page 24 The Abaconian July 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 E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.net Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists Ph: (242) 365-8538 Ph/Fax: (242) 365-8587BAHAMA BEACH CL BAHAMA BEACH CL BAHAMA BEACH CL BAHAMA BEACH CL BAHAMA BEACH CL UBUB UBUB UB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed/ 2 bath/ Den/ Lanai/ on-site pool and many other features. Starting at $425,000 Plus 14% closing LEEWLEEW LEEWLEEW LEEW ARD BEACH EST ARD BEACH EST ARD BEACH EST ARD BEACH EST ARD BEACH EST AA AA A TETE TETE TE Blue House One-of-a-kind beach front home designed by the Architect/ Owner for family and beach living. 5 bed/ 4 bath, large living,/ dining area with modern kitchen, wrap-around deck. Many, many extra features. $2,100,000 Serenity a real Estate property. Modern 4 bed/ 4 bath, 5600 sq. ft., two story CBS home with incredible ocean views. Upper level extra large,open concept living/ dining/ kitchen with outdoor covered balcony and master en-suite bed/ bath. Lower level 2 bed/ 2 bath, lounge, wet bar plus additional bed/ bath and double garage. Property has two fully landscaped lots with 290 feet ocean frontage. Special property with many, many additional features including a 2 bed/ 1 bath caretakers cottage. $3,800,000 TT TT T reasure Housesreasure Houses reasure Housesreasure Houses reasure Houses Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool/ waterfall. 2 bed/ 2 bath octagonal house. $400,000BrokersAnne Albury Marcellus RobertsSea Grapes Directly on the ocean, modern CBS, fully tiled 3600 sq. ft. home on extra large lot with 215 ft. frontage. Features 3 bed/3 bath, fully equipped kitchen, large living/ dining area (open concept). Two bedrooms/ living/ dining/ kitchen all face ocean side and have direct access to beautiful garden and beach. Garage and utility in main house with additional detached garage/ work shop/ storage. Grounds fully landscaped with irrigation/ sprinkler system.$2,225,00$2,225,00 $2,225,00$2,225,00 $2,225,00 You say you want beach? Then try this on for size One of the 10 Best Beaches in the World!Treasure Cay, Abaco A woman from the Mud reported on June 1 that someone she knew damaged her bedroom window. He was arrested but was later released when the accused family agreed to pay for damages. A second home owner reported on June 1 that a bicycle was stolen from the back of a pick-up truck while he was at a local club. A resident of Pigeon Peas was arrested on June 2 for attempting to steal a dinghy boat with a small engine from the Conch Inn and Marina. The Coco Bar in Treasure Cay was broken into on June 1. Three American young men admitted to the offence but were released because the complainant requested no police action. A woman from Hope Town reported that she was beaten up by her boyfriend on June 2. He was arrested and charged. A woman in the Mud was beaten by her husband on June 2. When a bystander tried to intervene, the man started fighting with him. He was arrested and charged with causing harm. A man was charged on June 3 with disorderly behavior in the Police Station and with stealing gas. A Moores Island man was arrested on June 3 of unlawful sexual intercourse. He was released pending a decision from the Attorney Generals office. A Snake Cay woman accused her husband on June 4 of threatening to kill her and burn her house down. Charles Roberts, 43, was arraigned in Magistrates Court on June 4. He was charged with breaking and entering the residence of an elderly woman in Marsh Harbour on April 27 with intent to commit a felony. His second charge was that he intentionally and unlawfully caused grevious harm to the woman. He was taken to Nassau and remanded at Fox Hill. On June 6 several fights broke out at Sandy Point. One Crossing Rocks man was injured by a group of Haitians and had to be air lifted to Nassau for treatment. Later Constable Forbes was stabbed while trying to stop another fight. He was also flown to Nassau for treatment. A third fight resulted when a police officer tried to break up a fight. He attempted to arrest one man when a group of men pulled the young man away from the officer and began throwing rocks and bottles at him. The officer drew his revolver and fired a shot in the air that dispersed the group. The men had said that there was a bounty on the officers head. Two man from Crossing Rocks, three men from the Mud and two men from Dundas Town were arrested.Police Report Seen above are Police Officers Woman Const. Charlton and Cpl. Dorsett patroling on the streets of Marsh Harbour. This is part of a community policing effort to make the police officer more accessible to the public. An officer is frequently seen on a motorcycle on the streets in Central Abaco. The police arrested Mr. Charles Roberts at his home in Marsh Harbour on June 4. He is shown on the left being escorted to a police vehicle. He is being charged with intentionally and unlawfully casuing grievious harm to a Marsh Harbour resident.

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July 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 25 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 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. Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 A 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 The Nature Conservancy has recently committed to providing technical and financial support to Friends of the Environment. The Nature Conservancy is a large international conservation group which is recognized worldwide for its efforts in preserving the environment. The organization works with local groups covering a wide variety of conservation areas. This support will provide a great boost to the Friends organization on Abaco which is dedicated to conservation. According to Ms. Eleanor Phillips, the Conservancys new Bahamas Director, The Nature Conservancy recognizes that the activities of grassroots groups such as Friends are essential to conserving bio-diversity throughout The Bahamas. The Nature Conservancy is interested in strengthening the technical and administrative capabilities of such groups. The Conservancy chooses groups very carefully and has several criteria which the group must met. The first criteria is leadership. This past March Mr. Paul Hardy, Director for Conservation Training, met with the Board of Directors of Friends. He said, It is obvious that Friends has strong leadership committed, skilled diverse and active. The Conservancy looks for groups which are community based. Friends has recently moved their office to Marsh Harbour which allows it to interact with a larger constituency than it could while based on Elbow Cay. The third criteria is a record of achievement. Friends qualified in that area with their installation of mooring buoys, the facilitating parrot research, their assisting the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey and their educational efforts. The Conservancy will assist Friends in many ways. They will help them develop with core management functions such as setting conservation strategy, running a Board and raising funds. The agenda is focus and direct the strengths of Friends. Mr. Hardy and Ms. Phillips will be back on Abaco this summer to undertake the next phase of strengthening Friends which will include plans for key priorities and review strategies for resource generation. The Conservancy has committed to giving a generous organization grant which will give Friends funding to expand some of their programs now underway. The Conservancy will encourage Friends to exchange information with other groups in The Bahamas and in this region. The Andros Conservancy and Trust is a similar organization as Friends and the two groups can benefit from the other.Friends Will Have International Support 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 Advertise in The Abaconian 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 BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs

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Page 26 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 Bahamas Ferries Ltd. is now operating the SeaWind between Nassau and Sandy Point making three trips weekly. Company representatives held meetings in Marsh Harbour and in Coopers Town on June 16 and 17 to explain the service and get feed back from the local residents. Mr. Khaalis Rolle, Chief Marketing Officer, and Mr. Paul Clare, Sales and Marketing Account Manager, introduced their Abaco agents Mr. Stanley White in Sandy Point and Mrs. Debbie Malone in Marsh Harbour. The SeaWind a $42 million catamaran ferry, was built in Australia and arrived in The Bahamas in March. It is a luxury boat which, along with the companys two other ferry boats, will revolutionize the way people travel. It is comfortable and offers reliable service. It even offers movies in the theater and includes a snack bar. The trip between Nassau and Sandy Point takes less than four hours. Service to Sandy Point had to be on a tidal schedule until they were able to complete a ramp and scrap the bottom to give enough depth for the boat to come in. The boat is now on a regular schedule bringing passengers, vehicles and freight. The companys goal is to be competitive in terms of time and value. Mr. Khaalis explained that the company partners with the local communities, encouraging them to put in the necessary services to complement the boats. These include rental cars, taxis, bus service, trucking service and many extra businesses such as restaurants and gift shops. A bussing service is already being planned. They feel this new service will contribute greatly to the economy of Abaco. In the communities where they have been offering service with their other boats, they have seen property values increase greatly. Eventually they hope to link the entire Bahamas with ferries. At present they offer packages with the ferry, a car and a hotel on New Providence and Paradise Island. They have a variety of packages to accommodate the needs of everyone. They also market the trips to special interest groups such as eco-tourism, educational, religious or corporate groups. One area which has proved very popular is transporting people to special events such as regattas or home comings. Over the Labour Day / Whit Monday holiday they offered an excursion to Sandy Point. They brought in 270 passengers and 25 vehicles, leaving behind many passengers and vehicles that they could not accommodate. Over that week end they carried over 3000 passengers to various island destinations. They plan to make special trips on September 25 27 bringing people to the All Abaco Regatta. For more information you can call Mr. White at 366-4119 or Mrs. Malone at 3675250. Rrepresentatives of Bahamas Fast Ferries held a meeting in Marsh Harbour on June 16 to explain the new service they are offering on Abaco. The SeaWind makes three trips weekly from Nassau to Sandy Point bringing passengers, vehicles and freight. Shown above, left to right, Mr. Stanley White, their agent in Sandy Point, Mr. Paul Clare, Sales and Marketing Account Manager, Mrs. Debbie Malone, their agent in Marsh Harbour, and Mr. Khaalis Rolle, Chief Marketing Officer.Ferry Now Provides Service to Sandy Point Mens, Womens & Childrens Wear T-Shirts Infants Clothing Household Items Luggage Queen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 8:30 am 5:30 pmTel: 367-2017Spooners

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July 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 27 PROFESSIONAL GOLF CAR CORP.17 Years of Selling ExperienceBest Quality and Prices in South Florida Call Paul at: 1 (880)-334-5058 or 1 (561) 433-2500 5385 Lake Worth Rd. Green Acres, FL 33463Delivery to the ports of West Palm Beach & Ft. Lauderdale Authorized DealerELECTRIC OR GAS NEW USED REMANUFACTURED 2, 4 OR 6 PASSENGER LIFTED BOXES 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[;\/-0The funeral for Rasher Henry Ace Man McIntosh, 39, of Fox Town was held on June 14 at St. Annes Anglican Church in Crown Haven. Rev. Fr. Dwight Rolle officiated with Rev. Dr. Allan J. Mills. Interment was in St. Chads Anglican Church Cemetery in Fox Town. He is survived by his mother Naomi McIntosh; brothers Leslie and McNeil McIntosh and Ellis Gibson; sisters Delores Rigby, Angela McIntosh, Earlis Sawyer and Bernadette Colebroke; grandmothers Olga Russell and Loraine Smith; uncles Arthur Roberts, Merlin, Junior and Leanette McIntosh, Alonzo Lowe, Edgar Bowleg, Percy Ferguson and Wilmore Russell; aunts Elva Roberts, Millie, Mayellen, Icelyn, Lillian, Leanncer, Princess, Deborah, Marianne, Jackie, Linda and Emma McIntosh, Eloise Russell, Lynda Pinder, Donna Hepburn, Maryann Williams, Audrey White, Patricia, Mansell and Lucille Woodside; grandaunts Susan Birdie Russell, Ruth Wells and Lee Russell; granduncle Erskine Wells; brothers-inlaw Abbe Rigby, Berkley Colebroke and Clint Sawyer; sisters-in-law Marilyn McIntosh and Victoria Gibson; nieces; nephew; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Sylvia St. Louis known as Mama Liza, 77, of Marsh Harbour was held on June 22 at the Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Adventist Church. Pastor Roger Moncur officiated and interment was in the Public Cemetery. She is survived by her children Salnave Timothee, Yoland, Ester, Jan, Yolette, Yolaine and Rosevelt; brothers Sanou, Moleon, Vainquer and Odcaine St. Louis; sisters Louisanne and Ermantide Collete; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; sisters-in-law Yvanie, Madam Vainquer, Saintimise and Ismaela; brother-in-law Rogobert Petit-fert; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Joseph Floyd Shirley were held on June 21 at the ManO-War Gospel Chapel. Mr. George Phillpot and Mr. Glenn Albury officiated. Interment was in the Man-O-War Cemetery. Mr. Shirley, or Uncle Joe as he was affectionately called, was well loved by everyone. He and his wife Bea were residents of Man-O-War for eight years during which time he was always helping others, giving advice, telling stories, entertaining guests. He is survived by his wife, Bea; sons Joseph Theodore and William Floyd; stepson Curtis Wayne Miller; stepdaughter-in-law Terry; brother Edward; sisterin-law Trish; grandchildren Courtney, Ashley and Matt Miller; and many friends.ObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar ies of Fies of F ies of Fies of F ies of F amilamil amilamil amil y and Fy and F y and Fy and F y and F rr rr r iendsiends iendsiends iends Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism. Mount Gay Rum ToddHunter Mitchell & Panama Jack3 Race-Fleets to accommodate every sailor PHRF Fleet Light to medium displacement RTIA Fleet Heavier displacement w/PHRF rating Mother Tub Fleet for Cruising Boats (We assign ratings)Thurs 3rdCheesburgers in Paradise Beach Party at Fiddle Cay, 12 Noon Thurs 3rdLate Registration in Green Turtle Cay, 4 6 p.m. Payment accepted for earlier Fax registrations Thurs 3rdInitial Skippers Meeting 6 p.m. at Settlement Point, New Plymouth Fri 4thRace 1 off Green Turtle Cay; Evening Street Party, Settlement Point, Food & Awards Sat 5thLay Day Party at Nippers, Guana Cay Sun 6thRace 2 Round-the-Islands off Guana Cay; Evening party at Nippers, Live Music Mon 7thLay Day Party at Conch Crawl, Marsh Harbour Tues 8thRace 3 off Man-O-War Cay, Crossing Beach Street Party and awards for races 2 & 3 Live music, RTIA benefit bar by Abaco Rotary Club, Food booths by Bahamian vendors Weds 9thLay Day Party at Snappas in Marsh Harbour Thurs 10thRace 4 Round-the-Islands to Hope Town, Party at Harbours Edge in Hope Town Fri 11thRace 5 off Marsh Harbour; Party, Awards for races 4 & 5 and Overall Final Awards at the Jib Room in Marsh Harbour Regatta Time in Abaco 2003Special FeatureDrawing of Raffle on July 11 Winner Will Receive Bronze Sculpture by Pete Johnston Drawing of Framed Print Celebrating 300th Anniversary of Mt. Gay Rum

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Page 28 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003TT TT T el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 F F F F F ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: harbourviewhaven@abacoinet.com www.guanacayvillas.com Rental CottagesAll units centrally air-conditioned Satellite TV, Radio / CD / Tape player Two bedrooms, queen beds, 1 bath, full kitchen, living room Dining area seats 6, Bahama room with queen futon One bedroom, one bath apartment overlooking the harbour Outside BBQ grill Enjoy your own private gazebo and garden Harbour View HavenLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas 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 5 building 20 condominiums across the street from Bahama Beach Club. Three bedroom two bath units of approximately 1,500 square feet. On site pool Preconstruction prices are: Limited cart storage availableground floor $298,000 second floor $329,000 Contact your local broker of visit the job site for more information. Treasure Cay RoadNorth Marina DriveMarina View DrivePool A B C D E FTreasure Cays Newest Condo ComplexLicensing Board Cent. Abaco 3 Jun 03 The Licensing Board met June 3 chaired by Mr. Rex Davis, Deputy Chairman. This was the first meeting since December 20 of last year. In the absence of a functioning Licensing Board, many temporary licenses have been issued to facilitate applicants. The original applications were now before the Board for consideration. Most of the 39 applications to be considered were of a routine nature and appeared on the January, February, March, April, May and June agendas. An application for a bar at Island Breezes in Marsh Harbour for serving frozen daiquiris and tropical alcoholic drinks was deferred pending legal advice. Bar licenses were not known to be restricted to a particular type of drink and issuing a license allows unrestricted alcoholic beverage sales. Some members were concerned that a similar license request across the street was rejected months earlier, and they felt it was not appropriate to issue this license. A proprietary bar license was granted for a sports bar to operate in the ground floor of Seashells Restaurant building on Don MacKay Boulevard even though a licensed bar is operating upstairs in a restaurant setting and a wholesale liquor store operates separately on the ground floor adjacent to the applicants location. A proprietary bar license was granted for the 333 and R Sports Bar on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. It is a sports bar catering primarily to darts enthusiasts. This was controversial as it was within 100 yards of the Detour Bar. Regulations prohibit liquor outlets from being within 100 yards of a similar type of liquor operation. An attempt was made to defer the decision but a motion was made and accepted that a decision must be made during the meeting. After much debate the license was granted. A license was granted for the Flamingo Restaurant to open in the building previously operated as Maviss Restaurant beside Island Bakery in Marsh Harbour. A license to Aqua Spring Pure Water was deferred pending a report from Environmental Health on the building and the proposed operation. A few of the applicants withdrew their application as they were no longer interested in pursuing the business originally proposed. Approvals were given for restaurants, auto parts, export and import parts, sale of craft items, car sales, flower sales, clothing, convenience store, art, jewelry and linens. An application for a paint and body shop must first get approval from Town Planning as to the appropriateness of the building and the surrounding neighborhood.Local Government at Work Cyber Learning CenterReading English Mathematics Computers Games Arts & Crafts9 a.m. 12 noon 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Half day $40 Full day $75 Call 367-5757 for details Extra Charge for Early Drop Off and Late Pick-up Summer School 2003 Begins June 30th

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July 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 29 Store Hours: 9am to 5pm Ph: (242) 365-5006 365-5002 365-5028 (office) 365-5083 (fax) 3 Villas, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Fully furnished kitchen 1 bedroom queen, 1 bedroom 2 singles Sitting area queen futon Dining area seats 6 All units fully furnished, Central A/C Satellite TV, Radio/CD/Tape player Outside BBQ with your own private balcony Overlooking the harbour PoolTel: (242) 365-5028/5006/5002 Fax: (242) 365-5083e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com www. guanacayvillas.comLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, BahamasSea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas ToDaniellea VERY Special Grand-daughter, Niece & Cousin from Nana & Pa, Uncle Jack & Aunt Lana, Misty & Clint The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health, the Hon. Ron Pinder, visited several dump sites in Central Abaco with Ms. Bertha McPhee, Deputy Health Officer for Abaco. Accompanying Mr. Pinder from Nassau were Mr. Leonard Miller, Assistant Director of Public Health, and Ms. Shevinette P. Bodie, Health Systems Officer with the Ministry of Health. The dump proved interesting as a load of sewerage had just been pumped in a designated site and a truckload of surplus citrus had just been dumped with several persons scavenging fruit. Mr. Pinder felt that dumping sewerage there was inappropriate but was unable to offer a better solution at this time. It is pumpedRon Pinder Visits Central Abacointo a shallow area in an out-of-the-way location and left for the liquids to evaporate and the solids to dry and decompose. Equally disturbing to Mr. Pinder was finding that the dump only about 1000 feet from the BEC power station where employees complain of the fumes when the wind is in their direction. Across the street and closer than BEC is the new upscale government subdivision although there are no houses in the area near the dump yet. Ms. McPhee said the dump was scheduled to be closed and relocated to a new site with refuse buried in a properly engineered sanitary land fill with no burning. It was originally thought that this might be in the triangle leading to Snake Cay. The location may be changed as current thinking leans toward a location accessible to North and South Abaco so one properly managed site serves the entire island. A move is underway to discontinue the use of 55-gallon drums for garbage and require smaller 32 gallon plastic containers. Several reasons were given for this change. The drums can be exceedingly heavy, requiring two or three men to lift and empty them. If holes are not provided in the bottom, they will collect rain water. Some with holes in the bottom are dangerous as refuse collectors can cut their hands on the raw edges. Older drums have rotten bottoms, letting garbage spill out when the drum is lifted. Legislation is being introduced which will require the use of lighter plastic receptacles. The Department of Health is working to eliminate the burning of garbage which generates toxic fumes. Another concern of Mr. Pinder is the growing bottled water business, particularly in Nassau where some bottled water has been found to be ordinary untreated tap water. Many bottlers rely on public health testing to ensure their quality is satisfactory. The burden is being shifted to the bottlers for testing and record keeping. Bottlers must perform their own testing and keep records of the test results for random verification Please see Pinder Page 32

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Page 30 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties9 hse + 365-4465 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties13 + 365-4234 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Elbow Cay Prop 43 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 22 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 50 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Island Colours + 366-0290 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hue 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general Abaco information www.abacoinet.com www.abacoinfo.com www.abacos.com www.go-abacos.com www.oii.net + agents who have multiple cottages and houses and theBAHAMAS FARMERS ASSOCIATION: ABACO BRANCHPresentsTheir 2nd Annual Agricultural and Home Producer Exhibitionat the Anglican Hall Saturday July 5th, 2003 The BFA: Abaco Branch invites all to participate in the many categories, which include, but are not limited to: Agricultural Home Gardening Processing Environmental Arts and Handicrafts Livestock Ornamentals Vegetable Production Ecotourism Fisheries Bush Medicine Extension and Education Product Sales & MarketingWe Need YOUR Participa-For more info call one of these phone numbers: Patrick Bethel367-4114Jill Wells366-3076 Margaret Swain367-2652Sheila Kelly367-5802 John Hedden 359-6954 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 All buildings are Red Iron, bolt-up kits in 26 gauge galv. that include engineered drawings and come in all sizes. Local building codes may cause prices to vary. Pricing FOB Factory. Multiple Panels and Colors Heavy-duty Red Iron Frame Multiple Configurations Customized Accents Easy Build-it-Yourself Construction 20-Year Mill Backed Warranty Fast, Quick & Easy Delivery From Manufacturing Facilities Nationwide Maintenance Free Fire Resistant Heavy Wind Loads Factory Savings 100% Useable Space1-972-267-9200Speed Quality Value Excellent Academic RecordAngelo Hardeen received a bachelor of science degree from the College of Aeronautics in Flushing, New York. He graduated with a 3.99 GPA, the highest grade point average in the bachelor degree program at the school. He also received two distinctive awards, both based on academic excellence. Angelo holds a commercial pilot license and Instrument Rating and has 270 hours of flight time. He plans to pursue computer technology as well as finish the process of acquiring a Certified Flight Instructors Certificate.New Executive ChefBy Jennifer Hudson Congratulations to Terell Russell, who has been promoted to the position of Executive Chef at the Abaco Beach Hotel effective June 2nd, 2003. Terell joined the staff of the Abaco Beach Hotel in April 2002 as Head Sous Chef and as part of his responsibilities he filled in for the Executive Chef when necessary. Now as full time Executive Chef, Terell is responsible for planning menus, monitoring food costs and supervising the entire kitchen to make sure that everything that leaves the kitchen is up to hotel standards. In addition, he is in charge of training and makes sure that his staff is fully aware of how to work safely and has a complete knowledge of food sanitation and storage. Terell owes his skills as a chef to the family of good cooks in which he grew up. He developed a love of cooking at a very early age from watching his mother was a great cook. Whilst in his early teens Terell was baking cakes to order in his spare time. After graduating from high school in Freeport, he went to work at the Bahamas Princess Hotel as an apprentice chef. On moving to Abaco in 1991 Terell worked at the Abaco Beach Hotel for one year before starting his own business, The Flour House Bakery, where he specialized in eleven different types of specialty breads. Unfortunately, circumstances necessitated a move to the United States to take care of the medical needs of his infant son. After two years in West Palm Beach, he was able to return to Abaco. When a position at the Abaco Beach Hotel became available, he accepted the post and proved his skills and capabilities which moved him up to his recent appointment as Executive Chef. Terell is delighted to have been promoted to this position of responsibility and says, I am going to do my best to prove to the country and the rest of the culinary world People in the NewsTerrell Russell has just been named Executive Chef at Abaco Beach Resort. His skills with cooking and baking will now be appreciated by many people, local and visiting. that you can do anything you want if you really try. I thank God for this opportunity to improve myself. He is pleased to work with an excellent staff which makes life easier for him as it takes a good team to make a good chef. The two qualities which he says are vital to being successful in this position are patience and the ability to remain calm in all situations. His aim is to continue to upgrade the property by giving guests the finest meals in this part of the Bahamas. Angelo Hardeen

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July 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 HarbourDive Abaco...................................367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive Center............367-4646Hope TownDaves Dive Shop.........................366-0029 Froggies...................................... 366-0431Treasure CayTreasure Divers............................365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures.............365-8111Green Turtle CayBrendals Dive Shop.....................365-4411 Green Turtle Divers......................365-4271 Guana Cay Dive Shop.............365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............365-6013 Rentals Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4656 Donnies Boat Rentalss.....................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Guana Cay Cart Rentals...................365-5016 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Daves Dive Shop Boat Rentals........366-0029 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cass Carts........................................365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749 Tours & Excursions Kayak Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour.. 367-5358 Birding Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour.367-5358 Reef Abaco Beach Dive Center M H ...... 367-4646 Reef Dive Abaco Marsh Harbour ........... 367-2787 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0024 Kayak Abaco Adventures Treasure C .................. Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless noted Albury s Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 (M-F) 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm2 4 5:30 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:30 Return 8 am 11:30 (M-Sat)1:30 pm 3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45 am10:301:30 pm3:305:30 (min $40) Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 pmFare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $10 / $15 Children $5 / $8 Workmans special Mondays thru Fridays from Union Jack Dock Green T urtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) Round trip $11 Extra to some destinations Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure 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, return 3:30 $35 Pinder s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven Abaco 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 half fare For information call Grand Bahama 353-3093 or Abaco 365-2356 Bus serves Freeport and McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Between Nassau & Sandy Point under 4 Hr.Wednesday Lv Nassau 9 am Lv Sandy Point 1:30 pm Friday & Sunday Lv Nassau 3:30 pm Lv Sandy Point 8 pm Call Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Adult fare $90 RT, $50 OW Call for rates on cars, trucks and cargo Sandy Point Patrick Roberts ....366 -4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain .......366 -4107 Floyd Burrows .....366 -4175 Links Adderly .......366 -4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows .....366 -4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder .......366 -2163 Jay Sawyer .........367 -3941 Justin Sands.......367 -3526 Terrance Davis ....367 -4464 Danny Sawyer .....367 -3577 Man-O-War David Albury ........365 -6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ...............366-2107 Junior Albury ............366-3058 Hope Town Maitland Lowe .........366-0133 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh Pope McKenzie .......477-5894 Orthnell Russell .......365-0125 Alexander Rolle .......365-0120 Edward Rolle ...........365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer ........365-4070 Jeff Survance ...........365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ...........365-4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Backstreet Cafe.................................367-2782 C&G Restaurant...............$.............367-3227 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Henrys Jerk Center..........$.............367-5959 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch).......367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Mavis Country Kitchen.....$.............367-2002 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mackerals..........................................367-5932 Murphy Town Lazy Parrot SC Bootle Hwy367-5331 Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Boat House.....................$$.............366-0065 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Carltons Island Grill.......$$.............366-0253 Harbours Edge..............$$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudys Place.................$$$.........366-0062 Man-O-War Pavilion .............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Guana Cay Coco Paradise...................................365-5197 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Mermaid Cafe...............$$$.............365-5137 Orchid Bay.........................................365-6175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Island Boil & Sports Bar.$$.............365-8849 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Travellers Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Lauras Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant......$.............365-4625 New Plymouth Inn........$$$.............365-4161 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Roosters Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Rest. Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js...............................$.............366-4020 Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge..................366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian.Abaco Chamber of Commerce367-5822 Fax 367-5823 abacochamber@abacoinet.com Area code 242 unless listed Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay Marina 75....F....353-1252 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............45......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes...................29 ......F....367-2366 Port of Call................24......F....367-2287 Abaco Yacht Haven....7..............367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................24......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Guana Beach Resort22......F....365-5133 Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats coming from U.S. can clear Customs at Walkers Cay, Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

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Page 32 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 Madeira Park Plaza Suite 1 P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamas Phone:(242) 365-8061 Fax:(242) 365-8061Real Estate Sales Homes and Home Sites AcreageOcean Duplex Beach Villa: On Treasure Cay Beach. One bedroom/bath/kitchen/living room in each unit. 50 patio. Two extra building lots included. Like new in and out. Fully Shuttered Price: $480,000 (gross) On Treasure Cay Beach: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car garage plus full efficiency apartment. On Treasure Cay Beach: 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms. Extra lot included. 200 on ocean, 600 depth. 1305 Mariners Cove: 1 bedroom, A/C, TV, fully furnished, facing pool. Harbour Entrance View: 4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms plus efficiency apartment. Two storey with glorious uninterrupted view over the Sea of Abaco. Mariners Cove Town Houses: 2 Bedroom Price: $105,000 (gross) 1 Bedroom Price: $88,000 (gross) Real Estate 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 367-3654Polyethylene 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 by Public Health Authorities. The Department wants uniform regulations throughout the islands concerning waste collection and disposal. They are also looking into waste oil disposal and programs for recycling some trash. Transportation logistics present problems due to the diverse nature of the Bahamas archipelago. 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 TrainingMr. Pinder was hosted on Radio Abaco and discussed environmental concerns related to garbage, trash and other public health issues. The group had a working lunch with Mrs. Erin Pagliano, President of the local Friends of the Environment. Ideas were exchanged for recycling and other issues were discussed. Mr. Pinder returned to Nassau with firsthand knowledge of some Abaco problems. PinderFrom Page 29 In a move to improve the revenue collected by Customs, the Treasury used their discretionary authority and raised the Cruising Permit fee from $100 to $300 effective 9:45 a.m. on June 18. This applied to all visiting boats entering and cruising through the islands. Various government bodies were sent messages by businesses and individuals complaining that this increase would greatly reduce the number of boating visitors to Abaco. Abaco leads the Bahamas in boat-$300 Cruising Permit Increase Lasted Seven Hoursing visitors. Abaco has more marinas than any other island in the Bahamas and there are more private and commercial docks here than any other island in the country The message of the harm that the additional $200 charge would do to our economy was taken seriously and by 5 p.m. on the same day, the fee reverted to the previous $100 with the comment that it was still under consideration. OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERER ERER ER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIESOn Green Turtle Cay : The beach: 1.46 acres on Atlantic Ocean. 135' on beach. $480,000 Two one-third acre lots on Bight O Bay beach. 90' frontage. Close to town and public dock. Fourteen lots across from Bight O Bay Beach. Water front on Inner White Sound. 1/2 acre and up. Starting at $78,650 Quiet waterfront: 1.35 acres on Black Sound, with dock, close to beach $650,000 A jewel of a home with pool set high on a bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco. One acre of property stunningly landscaped with wooden walkways and decks. Six buildings set out in pod arrangement. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath. Wicker and rattan furniture throughout including pieces by Tommy Bahama. $2.8 million Ocean Beach: 1/2 acre lot on high ridge with gorgeous ocean view. Many fruit trees. Five minute walk to beach. Reef close enough to swim to. $102,000 White Sound: 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 $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 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 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 stretching from Bluff Harbour to the Sea of Abaco. Over 1000 feet of water front. Stunning views. Two bedrooms / 2 baths. New protected dock on Bluff Harbour. Gazebo on Sea of Abaco. 30,000 gallon cistern. Stand-by generator. Many mature trees. Garage. $3,000,000 Inner White Sound: Two bedroom suites; 3 bath: Kit/liv/dining fully furnished villa on water. In pristine condition. Good rental income. $275,000 Four unit income producing 2 bed 1 bath apartment complex. Fully furnished. Water views. Dock. Laundry. Two years old $700,000 plus closing Stunning new home. Interior still under construction. All materials on site to complete. Truck. 2 bed 2 bath. A/C throughout. Views of ocean, Guana Cay and Sea of Abaco. $680,500 ONO Munjack Cay: One-quarter acre on beach 125 frontage $183,000 Little Ambrigris Cay: 10 acres. Dock material on site. Beautiful beach. High hill. $515,000 gross Sales, Rentals and Property Management UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT SOLD UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT

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July 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 The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of AbacoKick Back and Relax in Abaco! We now represent a superb selection of Vacation Condominiums in The Regattas. Beautifully and fully furnished, all amenities. Close to restaurants and nightlife! Weekly and monthly rentals. Please call for information.Tel. 242.367.3262 FAX. 242.367.3260 Royal Harbour Village Bay Street, Marsh Harbour www.bahamasrealty.bs Email. abaco@bahamasrealty.bs 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 A great variety of GroceriesConvenient location to all marinas at the Conch Inn in Marsh HarbourCall 367-5570 VHF 16Open Daily 8:30 8:30 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" CONGRATULATIONS!on the birth ofKeenan Drake Pinder8 lbs. 11 oz. May 7, 2003 Bert & Crystal Pinderwith those of Social Services. It is necessary to make sure that contributions are going to the actual victims of the fire as, sadly, there are always those who try to use the system unlawfully to get help. He then also met with the Parish Council of St. Francis de Sales Church. Bishop Burke stated that they are looking at both short term and long term goals. The immediate need that the church and Social Services are endeavoring to fulfill is for food, clothing, household goods, bed linen, blankets, cleaning supplies, toiletries, pampers and school supplies. The church will purchase gift certificates from the food stores which will be given out according to the number of dependents in the family. Since the government budget year is at its end, money is not available for Social Services to work with at this point so they have to depend upon the private sector for the necessary assistance. Bishop Burke is appealing for funds not only from St Francis de Sales Church but also from the Roman Catholic Churches in Nassau and the United States. The long term goal is to donate materials to assist in the rebuilding but this stage cannot be met until the church sees what plans the government has for relocating these persons. Land in a new location must be provided before assistance can be given towards a rebuilding effort and then only the people who are here with legal status will be eligible for help, stated the Archbishop. This man of God consistently shows his fatherly concern for his flock and frequently visits the various Family Islands to keep in touch with the people, to learn their problems and to encourage them in their faith. During his previous pastoral visit to Abaco in February, he spent a week visiting St. Francis de Sales Church and the Haitian community in Marsh Harbour, the new mission in Man-o-War Cay and the communities of Green Turtle Cay, Hope Town and Treasure Cay.Vacation Bible SchoolBy Isobel Sherman St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town will be holding three vacation Bible schools this summer for children ages 4-10. On July 8-12 the Beach United Methodist Conference team will be conducting the Bible School. On July 29-August 7 the Team Effort Group 1 will conduct the school and from August 5-9 Team Effort Group 2 will conduct the school. The sessions will run from Tuesday through Saturday as the persons running the sessions will be arriving in Abaco on Monday. ChurchFrom Page 22 Advertise in The Abaconian

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Page 34 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Fire House CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service CenterFormerly Television Service Center Brent Cartwright coldbank@abacoinet.com Mailin Sands msands@abacoinet.com LIGHTBOURN REALTYOffice# (242) 367-2992 Fax# (242) 367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Gr een T ur tle Cay Of ficeChris Farrington Agent Office# (242) 365-4695 Fax# (242) 365-4697 Email: chris.f@batelnet.bs MAKING REAL ESTATE REAL EASYTMwww.coldwellbankerbahamas.com #1322 Three bedrooms two bathroom modern home located in Treasure Cay near to beaches and golf course. Immaculately cared for home with all the modern amenities such as central A/C, cable etc. Offered at $295,000 #0337 Unique waterfront with shared dock. Two bedrooms, two baths, octagonal tree house overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Perched high above the ground among the trees, this house is aptly named Hummingbird. $275,000 #0333 Waterfront estate in White Sound, Green Turtle Cay. Two bedrooms, two baths, master bath has a spa. The modern interior consists of two dinning areas, an island counter bar, living room and kitchen. All rooms enjoy a magnificent view of the harbour. Offered at $850,000 Two affordable Lots Coco Bay area, 2 minutes to beach. $30,000 each Nice Neighbourhood cleared lot with fruit trees near to beaches park and a public dock. $45,000 Beachfrontacre lot virtually on the Atlantic Ocean Beach. $210,000 Sand Banks vacant property available in the Sand Banks area, various sizes, Call today. GREAT PRICES Starting at $39,500. Motivated Seller Great Abaco Club Vacant lot available. This lot has the most canal frontage in the club. Dont miss this opportunity. $239,500 Guana Cay Gorgeous beachfront property available. 100 X 700 deep. $349,000 Guana Cay Beachfront lot, 70 x 250. $240,000 Marsh Harbour Two, 2/1 apartments for sale, 1/1 efficiency in the rear also, fairly new appliances, furnished, fenced yard. $187,500 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, close to beach. $17,000 Bahama Palm Shores Call about our many listed properties in this fast growing community. Starting as low as $15,000 Marsh Harbour 2 acres of prime residential property. Runs 190 on the beautiful Sea of Abaco. Call for details. Little Harbour Vacant lots on the rocky shoreline overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. $90,000 Man-O-War Vacant property available. Inland lots within walking distance of a beach. Call for more information. Leisure Lee Best priced canal lot. $45,000 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. $149,900 Casuarina Point 3/1 canal front home, sea walled, dock, boat house, DRASTICALLY REDUCED. $229,000 Guana Cay 4/2 home with 2/1 apartment, on magnificent ridge, private dock, great rental history. $699,000 Guana Beach House 2/1 home close to town, fantastic rental history, spacious patio overlooking beach. $375,000 Man-O-War Cay 3/3 elegant home with 2/2 guest cottage, fantastic views, beautifully landscaped, steps to sandy beach, loaded with extra special features. $1,610,000 Guana Cay Elevated lot with bay and ocean views, private dock slip on boat harbour. Fantastic deal. $90,000 Royal Harbour Harbour front lot with 70 x 23 dock slip, ready for building. $239,000 Pelican Shores Elevated harbour front lots available, one of a kind location in Marsh Harbour. Starting at $225,000 Hope Town new 2/2.5 home, on 17,000 sq. ft lot, with approved plans for main house, bay views, ready for occupancy. $474,000 Marsh Harbour 3/2/ home in Cove Estates, huge kitchen, spacious lawn, great deal. $185,000 and girls ages 3-10 (grades K3-6) will enjoy arts and crafts and lots of fun filled games. The program will run from July 7th August 15th from 8 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information please call 367-4238.Award Presentation HeldBy Portia Jonsson Igniting the Passion for Life-Long Learning was the theme of the Ministry of Educations Awards Presentation for 2002/ 2003 Academic competitions held on June 3rd at the Anglican Church Hall in Marsh Harbour. Trophies were awarded to the overall winners in the Abaco School District Spelling Bee, Mathematics and GenWater MakersWell Done carries a complete line of Reverse Osmosis Desalinators. Sizes start at 100 GPD to 20,000 GPD .We can install, service and maintain all of the equipment we sell and drill the neccessary water and drain wells to supply the units. Water Well ServicesProfessionally drilled water and drain wells. Serving all of Abaco including: Guana Cay, Elbow Cay, ManOWar Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbour. We case all of our wells down to the water and use professional well screen at the pump levels. Get your well done today to supply your water maker or your home or business.Call us today 242-367-4841 242-367-4842 Call us today 242-367-4842 242-367-4841We also sell, service and install water makershave a positive attitude about everything, she wished them all the best for a better and brighter tomorrow. The graduating class was presented certificates and some received special awards. Lavardo Maycock received the Valedictorian Award.Extended Learning ProgramBy Isobel Sherman The Ministry of Education is introducing an Extended Learning Program to Grade 5 and Grade 8 students. The program is being offered to 25 students in each of these grade in government schools to help with reading and mathematics. The program will run the month of July from 9 a.m. until SchoolFrom Page 15 noon Monday through Friday. The schools involved will decide which students should attend.Baccalaureate ServiceBy Isobel Sherman Abaco Central High School held their Baccalaureate service on June 22. The service for the 70 graduates was held at Dundas Town Church of God. Various subject prizes, prefect awards and other awards were presented at this time. Bishop Anthony Campbell, Pastor of Dundas Town Church of God, brought the message.Advance Learning and Day Care CenterBy Portia Jonsson As the population of Abaco continues to grow, so does the demand for more schools, learning centers and day care facilities. A new establishment, Advance Learning and Day Care Center will be opening soon to help meet the need. Located in Murphy Town at Richard Coxs (aka karate) gym, the school will offer academic studies based on the Abeka Curriculum for all grades. Recreational activities will include swimming, tennis and computer education. Acceptance ages and the date of an open house will be announced at a later time. For further information you may contact the school at 367-2288 between 9 a.m. 3 p.m., or call Millie Dawkins at 367-2692 or Al Kemp at 359-6015.Summer ProgramBy Portia Jonsson Friendship Christian Academy and Day Care Center located in Dundas Town will be hosting a Summer Care Program. Boys Please see School Page 35

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July 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 to Pa Percy & Ma Venie(Mr. & Mrs. Percival Sweeting)on their 60th Wedding Anniversary June 30thLove and Best Wishes from your eleven children, in-laws, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends CongCong CongCong Cong rr rr r atulationsatulations atulationsatulations atulations eral Knowledge Competitions as well as the Rotary Club Speech Competition and Abaco Texaco Semi-Finalists. Addressing those in attendance was District Superintendent, Mr. Hezekiah Dean, who said being on Abaco has given him a new look on education. During his tenure on Grand Bahama he wished the School District there had competitions like the ones held here, saying he could not think of a better way to ignite the passion for life-long learning. He challenged the winners to pay special attention to the theme, saying it can ignite a fire in them causing a special light to shine and encouraged them to continue to strive for excellence. The Central Abaco Primary School Dancers along with Ms. Carolyn Wright, Special Education Teacher, and Sherrell Roker, a student at Abaco Central High, entertained the audience in song and interpretive dance. Mr. Robert Sweeting, MP for South Abaco, gave brief remarks to the competition winners. The winners in the Spelling Bee Competitions were Dylan Thompson Grade 1 Agape Christian School, Jawara Newbold Grade 2 St. Francis de Sales, Octavia Dean McIntosh Grade 3 St. Francis de Sales, Sherlycia McKenzie Grade 4 Central Abaco Primary, Alexstan Russell Grade 5 Coopers Town Primary, Edrico Armbrister Grade 6 Fox Town Primary, Nekhira Saunders Grade 7 St. Francis de Sales, Christy Schaeffer Grade 8 Forest Heights Academy and Jotario Pierre Grade 9 S.C. Bootle High School. The Abaco District National Spelling Bee winner was Christy Schaeffer Grade 8-Forest Heights Academy. The Rotary Club Speech Competition Overall winner was Junata Anee Grade 6Long Bay School. The Abaco Texaco Semi-Finalists were Ashlea Archer Grade 10 St. Francis de Sales, Rebecca Risberg Grade 11 Forest Heights Academy and Clarence Albury Grade 12 S.C. Bootle High School. The Mathematics competition winners were Ernst Pierre, Jason Evans, Alexis Williams and RayJay Sands of St. Francis de Sales. The General Knowledge competition winners were Taj Anderson, Wensil Laroda, Odles Petitphar and Emmenuel Fleuridor of Treasure Cay Primary School. The Abaco District of the Ministry of Education holds many competitions during the school year covering a variety of academic subjects. On June 3 they hosted an awards ceremony, recognizing outstanding students. Pictured are Ms. Jacquelyn Estevez representing Commonwealth Bank with Alexis Williams, Jason Evans, Ray Jay Sands and Ernst Pierre, winners in the mathematics competition from St. Francis de Sales School. SchoolFrom Page 34

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Page 36 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Central Abaco 2 bed/1 bath, new, fully furnished, central A/C, cable hook-up, only serious apply. Call 367-3720 leave message. 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. This fenced-in area has electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet for just $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 3596658Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 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 APARTMENTSGreat Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Hope 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 www.abacos.com rentals real estate activities information cost-effective-ads Tel: 321-254-4901 Fax: 321-242-1356Marsh 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 Marsh Harbour 2 bed/1 bath apartment, furnished, cable, washer/dryer. Call 359-6523 Treasure Cay, Long term, 2 bedroom / 2 bath villa located on Solomons Parking lot, 3 bedroom / 2 bath house located on Flamingo St. Call 365-4105 for further info. Island Property ManagementJulie FarringtonP.O. Box AB-22758 Green Turtle Cay Abaco Tel: (242) 365-4695 or 365-4047 email: ipmjulie@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/ipm Vacations Rentals Houses and Land For Sale or Rent Classified Advertisements A few select lots are now available on the Estate of Jack Patterson, known as Jacks Jungle located on the island of Lubbers Quarters in the Sea of Abaco. You may ask, what makes these lots so special and rare? Heres your answer: This land has a very good natural energy, because since the 1950s, Mr. Patterson protected his estate from the excesses of dev elopers. He used the land as his own private nature park, cutting only small trails, which meandered through his collection of native trees. There are 150 native trees in the Bahamas and up until the time of his passing, Mr. Patterson continued to add more species to his collection, which, at l ast count stood at 137. A Little History About the Property.. Jack Patterson first noticed the beauty of Lubbers Quarters Cay in the 1950s, while on holiday from his home in Nassau. As a naturalist, Mr. Patterson, fell in love with the pristine native forest and seclusion offered at Lubbers. He built a holiday home in the center of the island and 10 years later moved to Lubbers permanently. Mr. Patterson and his family were the only residents of Lubbers from 1968-1982. Du ring these years, the estate was enjoyed by his family and the many visitors who came to take the tour of Mr. Pattersons collection of Native Tr ees. During this period, Mr. Patterson also authored a hand guide book, titled Native Trees of The Bahamas. Most of his tree collection still thrives on the island. Locations to Choose From: From the hilltop lots, enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean facing Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. From the waterfront facing west you can see Man-O-War, Marsh Harbour and the glistening Sea of Abaco. From the interior you will be amongst virgin Bahamian Broadleaf forest. The few acres available are surrounded by another 20 acres of undeveloped land and nature parks. Most likely any acre you choose will provide you with plenty of privacy. Land has been set-aside in the form of nature parks to protect the many stands of these gorgeous trees that Mr. Patterson loved so much. His dream was for the forest to be seen and enjoyed. We honor that intention with a covenant stating that no trees may be cut or removed within 20 feet of a road/boundary. Further to that, there will only be small golf cart size trails between your acre and your private dock slip. Jacks JunglePrice ListWestern Lots. All lots 110 feet wide minimum, approx 250 feet deep. Frontage a mix of white sand and rock. W Lots$135,000 Northern Hilltop Lot N5$120,0000.946 Acres Central Hilltop Lots C Lots$120,000 Eastern Hilltop Lot E4$120,0000.867 Acres Southern Interior Lots S Lots$85,000 Prices include: 1.Brokers fee 2. Stamp Tax 3.Sellers Legal Fee Each lot will be provided with its own private dock slip on the east side and utilities will be brought to each lot (Electricity, Telephone Line, etc.) JACKS JUNGLELubbers Quarters Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Your Own Secluded Acre Surrounded by Trees and Nature.Jacks Jungle Lubbers Quarter Call Victor at Seagrape Realty 242-367-2749 or visit our website www.jacksjungle.come-mail: seagraperealty@hotmail.com UNDER CONTRACT SOLDOnly 2 more lots left at these prices...May You Have a Safe Independence Holiday

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July 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 Elbow Cays Beat Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE 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 ABACOTreasure Cay Vacant land 10,000 sq. ft. Multi family Lot #65 Bl #167 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 Cherokee, Yellowwood, 2 bed / 2 bath, 1280 sq. ft., central A/C, 12 KW diesel generator. $215,000 Call 366-2065 or 477-5291 Eight Mile Beach 15 acres, 21 miles south of Marsh Harbour. 193 on beach, 60 elevation. Call 365-6035 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 Lubbers Quarters, beautiful home across from Tilloo Cut with 2 kings/ 2 baths/ queen loft. Gorgeous view, convenient location, private boat slip, central A/C, turn key, rental history. By owner 242-366-0266 www.abacohomeforsale.com 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. $850,000. Call 365-6288 Marsh Harbour, Sweeting Village residential lots starting at $22,500. Call 367-5978 or 3656044 Sandra Evans, BRIMultiple-listing Broker sandra @abacorealtor.comDavid CoteMultiple Listing Agent david@abacorealtor.com East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com New This WeekGreat location, superior construction plus income producer. Brand new, quality built 1500 sq. ft. duplex off Forest Drive. Bermuda roof, cathedral ceilings, fruit and flowering trees and elevated views. Complete to your own specifications. Oversize lot. Act now! $118,000Featured ListingOutgrown your home? Not enough storage? No yard for the kids? Looking for a nice change? Let us help you sell your home so you can move into this spacious family estate. Three bedrooms plus a full Granny suite and a two/three bedroom apartment for the newlyweds. 1/ 2 acre of water view property with fenced play-ground. Deluxe couples retreat wtih spa bath and dressing area. Lots of space for a home office, exercise equipment and another family room Recently painted and some areas completely remodeled. Dont wait for someone else to snatch it away! $545,900.The Best Service in Abaco Houses and Land For Sale or RentClassified Advertisements Marsh Harbour Duplex, 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days 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 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.made from native woods. These proved to be very popular. Tournament participants mingled and browsed and purchased and it was a pleasant afternoon for all. A new way to spend a Lay Day in a fishing tournament. BBCFrom Page 11 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 Thank you to all of the high authority of Abaco and to all the Bahamians for taking the time to listen or read this letter. And I dd hope that we will get some results eventually. Mrs. Edith Josue Lezinscar LettersFrom Page 9

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Page 38 The Abaconian July 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 cataloglunch or afternoon. Of course, we expected some growing pains in the beginning, but they are being ironed out and they seem to be attracting quite a loyal clientele as you often see many of the same faces week after week.Work At The DumpSome much appreciated and much needed clean up work has been done at the dump. Our newest second-home owner, Simon Rohden, was kind enough to take his bobcat and volunteered his time and equipment working for over four hours this past weekend trying to bring some organization to the area. During high tides this last month much of the dump was underwater and the haphazard dumping by private individuals in unauthorized areas always seems to present additional problems. The persons in charge of the dump cannot be on duty all the time to make sure that trash is kept in a contained and designated area. So, if you are dumping trash, make sure you put it where it can be burned with the other trash already there since at SouthFrom Page 10 the present time we have no way of moving it. This task requires a bulldozer to come into Cherokee to do the job and costs the community lots of money which could be spent on more worthy projects. As Cherokee grows, so does the amount of trash we produce. The community and local government need to address this problem now before it gets too far out of hand or becomes an environmental catastrophe, which we could all suffer for. Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsChris 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 UNDER CONTRACTBoaters Paradise still available on the pristine Sea of Abaco. All ocean front lots are under contract, however the Sea of Abaco still awaits with its perfect deep water dock on parcel 5, as well as the ideal island cottage (2 bed / 1 bath). Parcel 4 is a magnificent lot, deep water for a dock, as well as beautiful property for a custom home or cottage. The best beach on Elbow Cay with its long winding white sand shores is just a short walk away. Beach access is provided to the north of parcel 3. Call today to schedule an appointment to view this one of a kind property on Elbow Cay.This Property is Shown by Appointment Only and is Offered Exclusively by RobertsFrom Page 8 be the most difficult thing you will attempt in your organization but, if you really want to focus on keeping your customers rather than going to the substantial expense of replacing those you lose with new employees you must empower your employees. Measure the Results. In order to identify the impact of your commitment to service, you must measure the results. Mr. Tschohl also said, Its important to realize that 65 percent of most compaPlease see Roberts Page 39

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July 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 39 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Mercury Outboard Engines 135 HP $5000200 HP $5000 Contact National Marine @ 367-2326 Wave Runner Seadoo Bombardier, two man, excellent cond, cover, low hours. Can be seen at Scotland Cay $2,950. Call 375-8226 or 561738-0996 18 JC Craft, 70 HP Johnson outboard installed Sept 1999 with 125 hrs, centre console with permanent Bimini. DUTY PAID. $8000 ONO Call 366-0194 21 Chris Craft wtih walk-around cuddy cabin, 200 HP Mercury less than 100 hrs, CD player, VHF, depthfinder. Boat, motor and trailer. $15,000 OBO Call Tony at 367-2615 or 3596063 23 Century w/200 HP Yamaha. Low hours, mint condition, Bahamian DUTY PAID. Call 366-0347 36 Uniflight Houseboat with 115 HP Yamaha. Sleeps 5, hold 250 gal water and 75 gal gas. Ready to live on. More info call Buddy at 3656152 44 Thompson Trawler 1977, new teak floor, dinghy, motor, blue Sunbrella, low time, Ford Lehman Diesel & 15 KW generator, ice maker, 2 refrigerators, Princess stove, much more. Located in Hope Town. $99,000 Call Jill/Chris 366-0151 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. 92 Nissan Pick up, 4 cyl, 5 speed, air conditioned, stereo with booster, NO RUST, runs good. $3000 OBO Call 477-5292 or 375-8833 94 Ford Escort 4 door/5 speed. $4000 Call 375-8330 100 KW Perkins diesel generator, 2001, used as stand-by, self contained. ready to go. Call 3596707 Grove crane RT-60S 18 ton all terrain crane 72 stage boom 360o, swing cab, sandblasted painted, rebuilt lift cylinders, Detroit diesel, 4 x 4 all wheel steer, runs and operates strong. Would also make good pedestal crane on ship or barge. DUTY PAID $21,000 OBO Call 477-5292 or 375-8833 Toyota Forklift 4000 pound lift, LP gas, rebuilt lift cylinder and starter, new alternator, pneumatic tires, runs and looks good. $3400. Call 477-5292 or 375-8833 Computer system, HP Vectra PII 400 mhz, 128 MB RAM, CD, 10GB HD, USB, Windows & various programs. $550 Phone: 242423-6393 Island Maintenance/Manager English-man (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 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 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 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 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. ROCK & FILL 97 LTDSand Rock Quarry Cracker Dust Topsoil Tel: 242-367-3650 Fax: 242-367-2988 COMMERCIAL SERVICES 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 VEHICLES FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SERVICESDundas Town/ Marsh Harbour Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in one of the fastest growing communities in The Bahamas. Established retail-service business for sale (retail section can be sold separately). Will consider lease/buy option. Excellent location for future growth on main highway. Tremendous clientele and goodwill. Over $100,000 annual sales possible. Owner must sell for personal reasons. Only serious inquires will be entertained. Phone/fax 242-3674380 E-mail: abaco_biss@hotmail.com SUNSHINE TRUCKINGFor all your trucking needs Authorized Trained Dealer for TyrFil The Worlds Foremost DeflationProof Tire SystemCall Now 367-4061 Fax 3668 For Industrial, Off-the-Road, Golf Cart, Wheelbarrow, Motorcycle, Car & Truck Tires Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats98 Ford F150 truck, V6, automatic, air, tape player. $16,500 OBO, 95 Dodge Dakota truck V6, automatic, air, CD player, remote entry, power window, back cover. $10,000 OBO, 90 Ford F150 truck, V8, automatic, air, power windows, tape player, new paint. $10,500 OBO. Contact Earl or Noreen at 367-2289 or Jody at 367-5119 Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsDon MacKay Blvd. near Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs Your Ad Could Be Here Call 367-3202 RememberClassified Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results 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,seph thought that businesses which might take advantage of Haitian labour could include banking, agriculture and textiles. Perhaps there could be joint business ventures. The Bahamian government realizes that the Haitians are coming here because of the bad economic situation in Haiti, not the political situation. One of the goals of both countries is to stop Haitians from trying to escape from their country in crowded boats which capsize or come to other disastrous endings. Many people lose their lives in these aborted attempts to get to away from Haiti. If they can get here, their standard of living is immediately better than what they left. There are jobs available here which pay very well. They are able to send money back to family in Haiti which benefits them greatly. Slowly they work to bring other members of their family here where the living conditions are vastly better than in Haiti. Mr. Joseph wanted to clarify some of the concepts as to how many people and AmbassadorFrom Page 2 families were affected by the fire. He has surveyed the people living there and has concluded that 70 to 71 houses were destroyed leaving just over 200 people without homes. RobertsFrom Page 39 nies business comes from current customers. That means, if you want to stay in business, you had better focus on winning the satisfaction of your customers. Whether it is a retail business, hotel or restaurant, whether you are directly or indirectly serving the tourism industry, it is of the utmost importance to ensure that quality service is given, and customers, whether foreign or local, leave satisfied. No incident is so isolated that it wont leave a mark in the economy, which, since the infamous 9/11 disaster, has remained extremely fragile. Everyone, individually and collectively, has a part to play in keeping the economy stable. We need to do our part.

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