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August 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 11, NUMBER 15, AUGUST 1ST, 2003 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction The Hon. Bradley Roberts, Minister of Public Works, spoke at a town meeting in North Abaco to discuss proposed changes in Bahamasairs service to Treasure Cay. The corporation is considering contracting the route between Nassau and Treasure Cay to a private charter company. About 65 people attended the meeting on July 17, making an emotional appeal to the officials from Nassau to reconsider the proposal. Airlines over the world are having problems and are having to cut routes and make other changes to reduce their losses. All had to get union concessions, have laid off workers and closed stations. Bahamasair is no exception. Although it is an emotional topic, the Board of Directors feels it is necessary to contract out the routes that are not profitable. It was explained that in many other areas of the world it is common to arrive at a central airport but then passengers take a smaller airplane to their final destination. Hawaii and Puerto Rico were given as examples of this system. Mr. Paul Major, Managing Director of Bahamasair, explained that the plan to contract out flights to several destinations to private charter companies is part of the governments campaign to reduce costs. The national carrier lost $25 million last year and $22 million this year. Although the government is subsidizing the airline with $10 million, that is only half of what it needs toOfficials Held Town Meeting to Discuss ChangesBahamasair May Quit Treasure CayThe Hon. Bradley Roberts, Minister of Public Works, led the delegation to hold a town meeting in Treasure Cay to discuss their proposal to contract out the Treasure Cay/Nassau route to a private charter company. Shown above are, seated left to right, Mr. Basil Sands, Chairman of the Board of Bahamasair, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Paul Major, Managing Director of Bahamasair, and standing, left to right, Mr. Gary Knowles, Adminstrator for North Abaco, Mr. Eric Collie with local government, and Mr. Steve Pedican, Chief Councillor for the North Abaco District Council.Police Find Marijuana GrowingSixty-four marijuana plants were uprooted by police on July 21 after they were tipped off that they were growing there. They were scattered in the pinewoods just off South Side Road near the south side dock. See story on page 33. Independence was celebrated throughout Abaco with each town planning its own events. On July 9 Abaco people came together to an island-wide flag raising held at the Central Abaco Primary School. It was preceded by a church service. Shown above are some in attendance. They are, left to right, Mr. Everette Archer, the Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sen. Edison Key, Mr. William Swain and Mr. Robert Sweeting, MP for South Abaco.Flag Raising Marks Independence Two Die After Plane Crash Please see Bahamasair Page 2 On July 13 an Air Sunshine charter plane crashed about six ands half miles southwest of the Treasure Cay airport, the planes destination. Aboard the ten-seat twin-engine Cessna 402 plane were nine passengers and the pilot. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the pilot of the plane, Hassan Moslemi, is credited for keeping the nose up when the plane landed in the water, thus preventing loss of life. Please see Crash Page 2

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Page 2 The Abaconian August 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 16ICE RENTAL BIKES keep operating. The corporation must reduce costs and find ways to make up the other $10 million. Bahamasair has only seven aircraft. The plane that is used domestically is a 50-seat plane. It is not economical to use that size aircraft for routes that do not fill the plane. The Treasure Cay airport averages only 14 passengers per flight, which is less than 30 percent of the planes capacity. For efficiency Bahamasair is wanting to have only one aircraft type. This cuts expenses greatly in pilots, parts and servicing. Treasure Cay is one of seven extremely unprofitable routes. The others are Andros Town, Mangrove Town and San Andros, all on Andros, North Eleuthera and Arthurs Town on Cat Island. The Bahamasair officials estimate the these routes are costing $4.2 million annually. The government is proposing putting these routes out for tender. At least three charter companies would be considered, Western Air, Southern Air and Caribbean Air. They all have 10to 15-seat airplanes which would accommodate the passenger load for Treasure Cay. Those who wanted to fly in a larger plane could still go to Marsh Harbour to fly on Bahamasair. The costs of going into Treasure Cay are $300 per rotation, landing and take-off. However, the actual cost is much higher but is absorbed to a great extent by the fact that the Treasure Cay flights are combined with the Marsh Harbour flights. Another considerable cost is keeping two stations open on one island. Mr. Basil Sands, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bahamasair, brought out the fact that in three years Bahamasair lost $87 million. The airline is celebrating 30 years and has lost money for 30 years, a total of $340 million. The charter company which won the contract would have the advantage of accessing the Bahamasair reservation service. This Saber system, which cost $13.1 million over 10 years, is an up-to-date reservation system available anywhere in the world. Bahamasair would still be involved but only with reser-Residents Want Bahamasair Service BahamasairFrom Page 1 vations. The cost of travel on a charter aircraft would most likely be cheaper. Bahamasair would request that the staff now employed with Bahamasair be considered for employment with the charter company. If that was not possible, they would try to absorb the staff elsewhere. The Ministry of Transport would require that the charter company have adequate insurance and maintenance. At the present time, the Bahamasair planes combines the two flights to Abaco, Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. However, the flight between the two airports is only 10 minutes. Servicing of the planes depends on the number of landings and take-offs. Landing twice on Abaco is costly, as a full maintenance check costs between $600,000 and $1 million. Marsh Harbour is the second best performer in the entire Bahamas after Freeport and the officials are considering increasing the flights to three daily. Mr. Eugene Butler, flight inspector representing the Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin, Min. of Transport, assured the group that safety is paramount. Bahamasair has an excellent record and they intend to keep it that way. The Department of Civil Aviation will still have the responsibility to maintain the safety. In 2000 the country was deficient in continuous inspecting resulting in a downgraded rating. Now a new section has been set up which provides continuous surveillance. Any charter which gets a contract must comply with all government requirements in financial stability, must be competent, experienced and with a good safety record. It was mentioned that government is considering the possibility of having one airport midway between the two existing airports. Toward the end of the meeting Mr. Roberts suggested that a committee of five people from North Abaco put in writing their concerns and recommendations. They are to get their report to government within 14 days. After that the Board will make their decision. Two persons perished after the plane crashed. Diane ParkerDiaz, 33. daughter of Treasure Cay businessman and Police Reservist Oswald Parker, and her three-yearold niece Diante Parker. Mrs. Parker-Diaz was dead when the Coast Guard arrived on the scene about an hour after the plane was ditched. It is believed that both drowned. Surviving the crash were Mrs. Parker-Diazs two children, six-year-old Andre Parker-Diaz and five-year-old Elisa Parker Diaz. Also on board were honeymooners from Greenville, North Carolina, and a family from Orlando, Florida with a one-year-old daughter. When the pilot radioed that he had lost an engine, the U.S. Coast Guard was alerted. A jet was sent to the scene, dropping a raft which some of the victims were able to swim to. Two rescue helicopters were sent to the scene. A rescue swimmer was put in the water who helped the survivors into the helicopter basket. The helicopter flew the survivors to Freeport where they were taken to Rand Memorial Hospital. They have fully recovered. Sergeant James Moss, A/C in charge of Little Abaco and one of the officers who responded to the call, provided this account of the police involvement in the incident. About 3 p.m. on Sunday a plane crashed in the area of Cave Cay. The coordinates were given and the location ended up in the area of Coopers Town. The police responded and two boats were dispatched to the scene. On arrival of the police and concerned citizens, they were joined by two U.S. Coast Guard helicopters. When the boats arrived, there was a Citation jet over the crash site. Some victims were pulled from the water by the Coast Guard officials. The police officials recovered the body of a black female adult and juvenile who were pulled out of the water. They were found face down in water. Police officials provided mouth to mouth resuscitation to both casualties but it proved fruitless. The child was handed to the Coast Guard diver to go to Grand Bahama for further medical attention. It was later discovered that the victims were the daughter and granddaughter of Oswald Parker, businessman in Treasure Cay and Corporal in the Police Reserves. The crash is being investigated by the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) and the Department of Civil Aviation to determine the cause of the crash. The funeral of the woman was in the United States. Diane Parker Diaz grew up on Abaco and moved to Florida about 15 years ago to live with her husband Elio. She was returning to Treasure Cay for the wedding of her brother, Ossie Parker, Jr. The funeral for Mrs. ParkerDiaz was on July 24 and burial was on July 25 in Miami Lakes, Florida. The funeral for four-year-old Diante Parker was held on July 26 here in Abaco. The National Transportation Safety Board is going to raise the plane as that will help in their assessment of why the planes engine failed. The plane is believed to be in tact in 50-foot deep water. Air Sunshine has been banned from flying in the Bahamas until the crash is investigated which is expected to take nine months.Drowning Claims Two Lives After Crash CrashFrom Page 1

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August 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 3 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Starting at $16,000. LEISURE LEE Canal lots $60,000. CASTLE LOT Fantastic views of Sea of Abaco! Elevated and private area! Asking $75,000. DUPLEX LOT In the heart of Marsh Harbour, 2 lots side by side! Starting at $41,000. Motivated seller! CASUARINA POINT 2 lots side by side by boat ramp and canals. Asking $20,000 each. EASTERN SHORES Last lot remaining in area! 85 ft. beachfront. Offered for sale at $335,000. ELBOW CAY Marnies Landing Lot 2B, large building site with excellent view and dock slip. $240,000. Internet Ref. #1850 ELBOW CAY North End Lot #33 Around the corner from Ocean, minutes from bayside and dock access. $149,000. #1876 DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANYExperience, Knowledge and Innovationwww.damianos.comMARSH HARBOUR Leslie Pinder & Donna Darville Tel: 242-367-5046 (-5045 fax) leslie@damianos.com donna@damianos.com HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CAY Kerry Sullivan Tel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 kerry@damianos.com LUBBERS QUARTERS & TILLOO CAY Laurie Schreiner Tel/Fax: 242-366-3143 laurie@damianos.com ELBOW CAY PROPERTIES HOPE TOWN Exclusive Affiliate Sales & Rentals Tel: 242-366-0569 Selling Real Estate in the Bahamas for 58 years BEST DEAL ON THE OCEAN HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY Internet Reference #1659 2 bed 1 bath, 800 sq. ft. Additional 800 sq. ft. closed in for expansion Fully furnished Ocean views Great area to surf 75 on the water x 210 deep Excellent rental history$649,000 TILLOO CUT HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAYInternet Ref. #1671Dorros Cove Sub.3 bed 2 bath 1700 sq. traditional island homeFireplace and A/CAlmost 1 acre landscapedPanoramic ocean viewPrivate dock slipFully furnished$990,000 Thanks for treating us like million dollar customers. It was a great experience and one well always be thankful for. Sincerely, Betty WoodardKerry Sullivan Kerry@damianos.com As a full time resident of Lubbers Quarters, along with my extensive knowledge of Tilloo Cay, I am the best qualified agent for this area. Affordable prices makes this great place to live, even greater!Laurie Schreiner laurie@damianos.com BAHAMA PALM SHORES 20 MILES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #1827Great CommunitySteps away from 9 mile white sandy beachImmaculate 2b/2b homePlus cozy 1b/1b cottageManicured gardensLot 19,500 sq. ft.$225,000 I am thrilled to be back in the real estate business, and looking forward to hearing from all my friends interested in selling or buying in this rising Abaco market. Donna Darvilledonna@damianos.com CHEROKEE AREA YELLOW WOODInternet Ref. #1708Near Sandy beaches2 bedrooms 1 bathsGreat Get Away or Vacation CottageCottage 625 sq. ft.Lot 22,500 sq. ft.Quiet and Peaceful communityREDUCED TO $120,000 TRADEWINDS LUBBERS QUARTERSInternet Reference #15891 bedroom 1 bath with dock $220,0001 bed 1 bath with loft & dock $260,000Large vacant lot with dock $90,000Hilltop large lot with dock $130,000 SUNRISE POINT LOTS FOR SALE HOME FOR SALEUNDER CONTRACT EXCLUSIVE TILLOO CAY TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISIONInternet Ref. #1836Beautiful building sites with great elevationIdeal docking shorelineQuiet and peaceful island with no commercial developmentSea of Abaco views Starting at $75,000 EXCLUSIVE PELICAN SHORES MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #1460Last large lot available in this great community200 x 255 harbour front propertyIdeal for dockageSea and harbour viewsExcellent building site1.17 acre$750,000 TAHITI HAI DORROS COVE/ELBOW CAYInternet Ref. #1640Dorros Cove Sub.Newly renovated 4b/2bCentral A/CWrap around porchPanoramic viewsSeparate gardeners apt.1/2 Acre & dock accessNear Tahiti Beach$960,000 COCONUT COTTAGE HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAYInternet Ref. #1429Adorable Colonial style 2 bedroom 2 bath homeOcean view across the street from sandy beach1,000 sq. ft. central a/cElevation with breezeDetached garageExcellent rental$415,000 L UBBERS QUARTERS Flip Flops Beautiful beach b ungalow on 1.19 acres with dock. Sandy white beach w ith breathtaking sunsets. Property has lush landscaping a nd nature trails. Numerous improvements. $395,000. I nternet Ref. #1851 As a resident of Abaco for 15 y ears I have seen its growth a nd the increase in property v alues. Take advantage of this f ine opportunity while enjoying t he wonderful island lifestyle. L eslie Pinder l eslie@damianos.com ARIEL VIEW HOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAYInternet Ref. #18133 bed 2 bath home2,048 sq. living spaceCathedral ceilings & covered verandahsCentral A/COcean views/dock accessLandscapedFully furnished$600,000 TREASURE CAY TREASURE CAYInternet Ref. #209Charming Island villa2 bedroom 2 bathsLiving room & kitchen with breakfast barNear 3 mile sandy beachNext to 18-hole golf course, marina, restaurant and bars$82,000UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT BAHAMA PALM SHORES Starting at $16,000. LEISURE LEE Canal lots $60,000. CASTLE LOT Fantastic views of Sea of Abaco! Elevated and private area! Asking $75,000. DUPLEX LOT In the heart of Marsh Harbour, 2 lots side by side! Starting at $41,000. Motivated seller! CASUARINA POINT 2 lots side by side by boat ramp and canals. Asking $20,000 each. EASTERN SHORES Last lot remaining in area! 85 ft. beachfront. Offered for sale at $335,000. ELBOW CAY Marnies Landing Lot 2B, large building site with excellent view and dock slip. $240,000. Internet Ref. #1850 ELBOW CAY North End Lot #33 Around the corner from Ocean, minutes from bayside and dock access. $149,000. #1876 DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANYExperience, Knowledge and Innovationwww.damianos.comMARSH HARBOUR Leslie Pinder & Donna Darville Tel: 242-367-5046 (-5045 fax) leslie@damianos.com donna@damianos.com HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CAY Kerry Sullivan Tel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 kerry@damianos.com LUBBERS QUARTERS & TILLOO CAY Laurie Schreiner Tel/Fax: 242-366-3143 laurie@damianos.com ELBOW CAY PROPERTIES HOPE TOWN Exclusive Affiliate Sales & Rentals Tel: 242-366-0569 Selling Real Estate in the Bahamas for 58 years BEST DEAL ON THE OCEAN HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY Internet Reference #1659 2 bed 1 bath, 800 sq. ft. Additional 800 sq. ft. closed in for expansion Fully furnished Ocean views Great area to surf 75 on the water x 210 deep Excellent rental history$649,000 TILLOO CUT HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAYInternet Ref. #1671Dorros Cove Sub.3 bed 2 bath 1700 sq. traditional island homeFireplace and A/CAlmost 1 acre landscapedPanoramic ocean viewPrivate dock slipFully furnished$990,000 Thanks for treating us like million dollar customers. It was a great experience and one well always be thankful for. Sincerely, Betty WoodardKerry Sullivan Kerry@damianos.com As a full time resident of Lubbers Quarters, along with my extensive knowledge of Tilloo Cay, I am the best qualified agent for this area. Affordable prices makes this great place to live, even greater!Laurie Schreiner laurie@damianos.com BAHAMA PALM SHORES 20 MILES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #1827Great CommunitySteps away from 9 mile white sandy beachImmaculate 2b/2b homePlus cozy 1b/1b cottageManicured gardensLot 19,500 sq. ft.$225,000 I am thrilled to be back in the real estate business, and looking forward to hearing from all my friends interested in selling or buying in this rising Abaco market. Donna Darvilledonna@damianos.com CHEROKEE AREA YELLOW WOODInternet Ref. #1708Near Sandy beaches2 bedrooms 1 bathsGreat Get Away or Vacation CottageCottage 625 sq. ft.Lot 22,500 sq. ft.Quiet and Peaceful communityREDUCED TO $120,000 TRADEWINDS LUBBERS QUARTERSInternet Reference #15891 bedroom 1 bath with dock $220,0001 bed 1 bath with loft & dock $260,000Large vacant lot with dock $90,000Hilltop large lot with dock $130,000 SUNRISE POINT LOTS FOR SALE HOME FOR SALEUNDER CONTRACT EXCLUSIVE TILLOO CAY TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISIONInternet Ref. #1836Beautiful building sites with great elevationIdeal docking shorelineQuiet and peaceful island with no commercial developmentSea of Abaco views Starting at $75,000 EXCLUSIVE PELICAN SHORES MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #1460Last large lot available in this great community200 x 255 harbour front propertyIdeal for dockageSea and harbour viewsExcellent building site1.17 acre$750,000 TAHITI HAI DORROS COVE/ELBOW CAYInternet Ref. #1640Dorros Cove Sub.Newly renovated 4b/2bCentral A/CWrap around porchPanoramic viewsSeparate gardeners apt.1/2 Acre & dock accessNear Tahiti Beach$960,000 COCONUT COTTAGE HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAYInternet Ref. #1429Adorable Colonial style 2 bedroom 2 bath homeOcean view across the street from sandy beach1,000 sq. ft. central a/cElevation with breezeDetached garageExcellent rental$415,000 L UBBERS QUARTERS Flip Flops Beautiful beach b ungalow on 1.19 acres with dock. Sandy white beach w ith breathtaking sunsets. Property has lush landscaping a nd nature trails. Numerous improvements. $395,000. I nternet Ref. #1851 As a resident of Abaco for 15 y ears I have seen its growth a nd the increase in property v alues. Take advantage of this f ine opportunity while enjoying t he wonderful island lifestyle. L eslie Pinder l eslie@damianos.com ARIEL VIEW HOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAYInternet Ref. #18133 bed 2 bath home2,048 sq. living spaceCathedral ceilings & covered verandahsCentral A/COcean views/dock accessLandscapedFully furnished$600,000 TREASURE CAY TREASURE CAYInternet Ref. #209Charming Island villa2 bedroom 2 bathsLiving room & kitchen with breakfast barNear 3 mile sandy beachNext to 18-hole golf course, marina, restaurant and bars$82,000UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT

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Page 4 The Abaconian August 1st, 2003 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.bsBeat the Heat & Get Cool Full Line of A/C Supplies Freon 22 30lbs$89 Window and Wall Units 5,000 to 25,000 BTUsStarting at $$ $$ $ 249249 249249 249 CRAWFISHSEASON SPECIALS!Chest Freezers 5-25 cu. ft. starting at $439 Waterfront TablesRestaurant, Marina and BoutiqueAir-conditioned waterfront dining, or Drink and dine at the popular patio bar . Phone Restaurant 367-2366 Marina 242-367-4255 VHF Ch 16Monthly dockage Internet access Water, electricity, phones & cable TV on dockDinghy dock for customersBuffet Grill 6 pm 10 pm Sunday Lunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m Dinner 6:30 10 p.m. Mon Sat. Bar snacks wide variety 11:30 a.m. 10 p.mEmail: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comMusic by EstinPicnic Menu Large variety, order 24 hours aheadCherokee SoundBy Lee PinderCondolencesOur sincere sympathy goes out to the family of Colin Kemp, a Cherokee second-home owner from Nassau, who passed away on the 18th of July after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Maybell and their son Mike. He had many friends in Abaco and will certainly be missed.Vacation Bible SschoolA Vacation Bible School was held for 1520 of our children from July 8th to 12th. The visiting teachers, Debbie Hurm, Judy Ballum and Tom Rogerson came from the Beach United Methodist Church in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. They have been to Abaco before, but this was their first visit to Cherokee and they hoped it wouldnt be their last. Another group from Calvary Church in the Chicago, Illinois, area, a team of 18 high schoolers called the WAVE (Winning Awesome Victories Everyday), who have been visiting Abaco for the last nine years and coming to Cherokee for the last three years, were visiting again from July 10th to 28th. They also held daily sessions with the children of The Mud and Pigeon Pea communities and plan to have a study group go to Crossing Rocks. They are here by invitation from Robin Weatherford from Marsh Harbour and connected with the International Gospel Mission. These young people always seem to enjoy their visits and the children here certainly enjoy it, too. There will be two more Bible study groups visiting Cherokee before the summer is over and the children are thoroughly enjoying all the activities and crafts they provide for them. It seems like every year the visiting groups to Cherokee grows larger and larger. In our unique little community the children who are often strangers when they meet become fast friends and find a common bond to occupy their time, and, of course, being right on the water gives them a fun place to play. Dredging Work Being Done in the Creek A portion of the eastern part of the creek is being dredged and some of the excess fill is being taken to the dump to make the ground there more solid. We were hoping that long before now the approval would have gone through to move the dump to a more advantageous location away from the settlement and away from the high tides where we often experience flood conditions and debris floating into the sea. The debris inevitably backs up onto our beautiful pristine beaches. But, as usual, bureaucrats and government red tape are taking their time while the environment suffers.Visitors from the PastThe congregation of Epworth Methodist Chapel in Cherokee is being visited by some very well known figures from the Bible: Mary Magdalene and Mary of Nazareth, as well as a very important figure out of Methodists own history: Susanna Wesley, mother of John and Charles Wesley, the founders of Methodism. Dressed in period dress and giving an imitation of the life of these three women, Mrs. Libby Right, a visiting Methodist minister from Hampton, Virginia, has researched their lives and done a remarkPlease see South Page 5 South Abaco News

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August 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 5 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday 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 able job of bringing these historical figures into the present so that we could meet them. Through her eyes the audience can better understand the important part they played in our history, some of their sacrifices and what moved them to their strong beliefs. Libbys husband, Ed (also an ordained minister) is visiting and preaching throughout the Abaco Methodist District during the month of July. They are truly a delightful couple and we are pleased to have them with us. In addition, all three of their children and their families came to discover Cherokee and be with their families here.Curiosity AboundsMost of us are curious by nature, and we in Cherokee are no exception. But, we would like to know what the heck were they doing. One afternoon during one of our hotter afternoons in July, we heard the now familiar rumble of a U. S. Coast Guard helicopter overhead. Well, they hovered and circled and seemed to be searching for something. It wasnt long before a crowd had gathered, as it usually does when something out of the ordinary happens in town. We watched, we waited and we watched some more. Some grew tired and wandered back to their homes while others came to join the watchers. They kept circling and hovering close to the tree tops. They even dipped down to scare away a bonefish just as one of our anglers was strategically casting to catch that big one, which upset him just a little. Of course, by now we are quite familiar with the big bird and see it often in our area. It is a welcome and comforting sight to see and know that someone is usually on an SouthFrom Page 4 More South Abaco Newsimportant mission. In fact, we had just heard of one of their amazing rescue efforts off of Grand Bahama where a small plane had to ditch in the ocean, and they were able to save eight out of the ten occupants in the plane who had been in the water for over an hour. Our biggest concern was that it might have been another accident, but we dont believe so because we never heard that it The youth of Cherokee are enjoying Bible schools conducted by young people from Methodist churches in the States. The groups teach Bible school and do repairs and minor construction on homes in Dundas Town and Murphy Town. Please see South Page 38 Residents of Sandy Point have landscaped the round-about at their airport, making it look very attractive. The South Abaco Council provided the plants and volunteers did the work. 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 Remember to fertilize your shrubs, trees and yard Fertilizers, Potting Soils and Mulches of All Types

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Page 6 The Abaconian August 1st, 2003 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 Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously Maintained Our Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount$945 23 Albury Bros$840 22 Boston Whaler$798 20 Albury/Hydra$770 18 Privateer$560 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com 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 The second place winner of the last leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship tournament was Lost Texan which caught and released five billfish. The boat is owned and captained by second home owner Johnny Crain, shown on the left. Fishing with him were, left to right, Tom Leffler from the Marsh Harbour Marina, Jim Weeks, second homeowner, and Tim Nettles, summer resident.Shark AttackBy Isobel Sherman During the first two weeks of July two American visitors were bitten by sharks in two separate incidents on two different parts of Abaco. The first incident happened to Benjamin Brown of Florida in the waters off Walkers Cay. Mr. Brown was spear fishing when a shark bit him twice. He was flown in a private aircraft from Walkers Cay to West Palm Beach where he received treatment. He is expected to make a full recovery. The second incident occurred in the waters off Guana Cay. Mr. Richard Horton also of Florida was spearfishing when a shark bit him. Mr. Horton was taken by boat to Marsh Harbor where he received emergency treatment before he was airlifted to Nassau. Experts agree one of the dangers of spear fishing is shark attack.WrestlingProfessional wrestling was introduced to Wrestling came to Abaco for the first time on July 19 when seven pairs of wrestlers from Florida performed in Murphy Town. The action was lively and the audience was appreciative of all the antics of the men and women in the ring or out of the ring. Central Abaco NewsAbaco on July 19 at the Murphy Town Park with the Island Brawl wrestling promotion. The spectators were treated to live matches in seven different events including two women wrestlers. Beginning about 9:30 p.m. Saturday night the bell rang and the athletes pounded each other with slams, thumps, licks, kicks and falls until nearly 1 a.m. Sunday morning. The final match pitted the ten contestants against each other all at once in one grand finale. Organized by Jacob Phennelus, the small crowd enjoyed the evenings entertainment. In true form, the contestants wrestled with each other in the ring and occasionally chased each other outside the ropes among the stands. One underdog got thrown out of the ring, then was chased and pummeled against the fence between the bleachers. The spectators roared approval the whole time. The skies were clear for the ring set up on the basketball court but the $25 admission price and $50 ringside seats may have been too much for the 100 or more persons outside the tarpaulin-covered fence listening to the action. Perhaps they were waiting for someone to come flying over the fence. About 15 were seated around the ring with approximately 85 seated in the bleachers. The teams were: Gangrel, the Vampire Warrior, against Please see Central Page 39

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August 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 7 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 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 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 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 HarbourSimply the Best is the theme for the 7th Annual All Abaco Regatta to be held at the Regatta site at the Treasure Cay ferry landing on September 25-27. The theme was announced at a press conference held at Mackerels Restaurant on July 24. Mr. Jackson McIntosh, Chairman of the All Abaco Regatta Committee, said that the theme was Scotia Bank managers presented sponsorship money to the All Abaco Regatta Committee members. Committee Chairman Jackson McIntosh accepted the check from managers Ms. Cleola Cooper on the left and Ms. Maureen Gardiner on the right. Other committee members are Ms. Wynsome Ferguson, left, and Mr. Mitchell Albury and Ms. Anita Rolle, right.All Abaco Regatta Plans Are Announceda statement that they wanted to improve the tradition of the regatta, the hospitality, the races, the village, the entertainment to make all the best. The committees goal is to raise $180,000 to finance this years event. The Ministry of Tourism will promote the races as a domestic event with promotions to attract local travel to Abaco from other islands. Mr. McIntosh announced that Fast Ferries will have a special trip to bring persons to Sandy Point from Nassau and arrangements have been made to bus the persons to the regatta from Sandy Point for a reasonable fee. Negotiations are underway for Bahamasair to provide jet service to the regatta into Treasure Cay from Nassau and for Majors Air to provide additional flights from Freeport. A committee has been set up in Nassau of people with Abaco roots to raise funds there. They are planning a boat cruise on August 15 and cookouts at Montagu Beach on August 16 and 17 in Nassau. A similar committee is going to be set up in Freeport. The Abaco committee is beginning to concentrate on fund raising and is planning several events. Beginning on August 2 there will be a fish fry every Saturday. The venue will alternate weekly between the regatta site in Treasure Cay and Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour. Each community on Abaco is being called upon to do fund raising for the regatta. The committee has asked Green Turtle Cay to raise $5000. Mr. McIntosh said the committee plans meeting with persons in Hope Town, Man-O-War and Sandy Point to ask the same thing to assist in raising the necessary $180,000 budget. On August 9 the Regatta Committee is sponsoring a $20 Calypso Cruise on the Legacy The cruise will begin at 7 p.m. and last until 11 p.m. Music will be provided by KB and Terez Hepburn on board as well as a variety of food and drinks. This is a major fund raiser for Abaco. There will be a car raffle with the drawing on the final night of the regatta. Negotiations are underway with Friendly Ford in Nassau for a vehicle to raffle. On July 13 the Regatta Committee presented its first constitution to the Minster of Youth and Sports, the Hon. Neville Wisdom, who pledged his support of the Regatta.

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Page 8 The Abaconian August 1st, 2003 The Editor Says Revisiting the Boating Fee IncreaseAll 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 Jonnson, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Wayne Kellingbeck, Lee Pinder, Paul Sattem 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 . .There Is Always an AnswerDavid RalphBy Isobel ShermanWhile on Vacation Make a VisitThose families who are going to travel to the United States or even Canada on vacation and who have a child wishing to go to college can turn a portion of the vacation into a investigative trip. Make arrangements to visit a college your child might be interested in applying to for entrance. There is nothing like a visit to the school to see first hand if a school is appropriate for your child. Most colleges are happy to meet with potential students and their parents. In addition, they offer tours of the campus and usually have students there to answer questions as well as admissions counselors. A phone call can usually set up an appointment or some colleges have set times for their tours. There are many benefits of seeing a college campus first hand. One is that the admissions people see your student before he or she actually applies and when his applications comes in, they can associate a face with the application. Students going into grade 10 should now start to search for possible colleges or vocational schools. In Grade 11 the search should be narrowed to schools they wish to apply to so that by first term in Grade 12 submitting applications should be the goal.Potcake UpdateOnce again some pot cake puppies have been sent to the Buddy Dog Programmed for adoption. Puppies that were taken care of by Jenny Zehler and Kim Roberts were sent to the U.S. for adoption. In addition, two more potcake puppies and a blind Pitt bull puppy were sent to Florida where adoption awaits all three. The owners dumped the blind Pitt bull puppy, probably because it was blind. It was rescued and then a home was found for him. Apparently in Florida more of our puppies could be adopted if they were a little older, three to four months old. Anyone who wishes to care for a puppy or puppies until they reach that age should contact Linda Giovani, Marianne Albury or Molly Roberts. By S. Timothy Roberts (Part 1 of 2) There is a situation that exists on Abaco and all The Bahamas. It is right under our nose, we see it every day; we live with it every day and we have done nothing to change the situation. As is the custom of many Bahamians, myself included, it is debated on soap boxes all across town, but seldom do we make our thoughts known to the relevant people; that is, those in government or influential positions. This situation is only exacerbated by lack of action and is both a problem of government as well as of the people. We cannot continue to drag our feet. We must act, put our heads together and come up with solutions. Illegal immigration takes on many forms; however, the largest group by far are Haitians. As important to our socioeconomic situation as immigration is, we need to be extremely careful about regulating it to the benefit of all concerned. I hesitate to call the Haitian immigration situation a problem inasmuch as we are just as big a part of any problem that does exist. But certainly it is a dilemma that requires serious thought and concrete answers of which, I believe, there are some. As it is with any country, we cannot allow uncontrolled intrusions into our borders. However, we have a unique problem in that we have 700 islands spread over an area of water longer and wider than the state of Florida. To patrol and guard such an area brings with it serious economic and logistical problems. However, I believe these problems can be overcome. We cannot allow unfair practices to continue to any group of people. In this I speak of special rights or allowances given to foreigners while natives must still obey the laws of the land. I am not here referring In mid-June boating visitors were suddenly charged $300 for a cruising permit as opposed to the previous $100. A huge clamor from boaters and marine-oriented businesses caused the fee to be rescinded later the same day. The Ministry of Tourism advised boaters a fee change was still being considered and would likely go into effect in January 2004. Without notice, the fee was re-instituted on July 1as a two-tier fee of $150 for boats below 35 feet and $300 for those above 35 feet. The abruptness of the increase on the U.S. holiday weekend left many boaters feeling they had been taken advantage of. The arbitrary increase without advance notice did not sit well. It is generally agreed that the new fees were imposed without realizing the negative impact this would have on a large segment of our visitors and their vocal reaction that will extend beyond just our boating visitors. Government justified this increase as legitimate because of increased port security costs, a realistic fishing license fee, to curtail poaching of Bahamian marine resources, for environmental protection and to reduce or manage pollution. It was felt that the old fee was not realistic. The new fee spawned a web site ( www.boycottbahamas.com) where Americans and Bahamians have been taking shots at each other over the issue. The comments on the web site are an interesting mix of the best and worst of both American and Bahamian human nature. In general, the comments posted recently are much more moderate by both nationalities than those posted several weeks ago. There are many worthwhile comments while the radical statements are inflammatory and only making matters worse. Several recent government statements indicate that the present policy is under review. Published statements from marine businesses in Bimini and West End indicate their boating traffic is definitely reduced as a result of the new fees. These two locations receive a lot of weekend boat traffic. It is premature to speculate on the effect to Abacos marine economy and land interests that cater to boaters. There is much more at stake to government and the countrys economy at the end of the day than just the increase the new fees may bring. The resulting loss of business if the fees are deemed excessive by boaters must be carefully evaluated. One person noted that fewer boats means cleaner waters so the increase is beneficial to the marine environment as government intended. This is not a valid benefit as cleaner waters without paying visitors will not support us. It is interesting that boats are blamed for the increased pollution of our harbours. George Town, Hope Town and Marsh Harbour are often mentioned as having extremely polluted waters due to boats. There is no doubt that the boats contribute to this. In the case of Hope Town and Marsh Harbour, it is not polite to question where the effluent ends up from all the septic tanks ringing the harbours. We are led to believe that all land-based sewage in this area goes into septic tanks for bacterial break-down. However, restaurants that boast of serving 300 or more meals daily are probably responsible for 300 or more toilet flushes. Should we assume that all this is properly processed as it dissipates into . Scientific studies in Key West found that their water pollution problems were primarily from land based septic tanks. The new freight dock in Marsh Harbour has a dockside pipe to accept sewerage from boats. This is not a true pump-out facility for emptying boat holding tanks as the boat must provide the pump which is not the normal function of the boat owner. The pump is usually on the shore. We are not aware of any marina on Abaco with true pump-out facilities although several newer marinas were mandated to provide this service. Boat sewage is a price we pay for their presence but their raw sewage contribution is only a part of the pollution problem. Boaters are often blamed for taking excess fish and taking crawfish out of season. A recent example in the Nassau Punch told of the 300 boaters who entered Bimini over the U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend. Assuming four persons in each boat, the long weekend and the 20 pounds of fish allowed each person, the columnist calculated 24,000 pounds of fish left the Bahamas. The arithmetic may be real but it is doubtful that 1200 boaters in a holiday mood took 12 tons of Biminis fish back to Florida. Maybe the limit for mom and pop boaters should be less than 20 pounds. It is our observation that only a few boaters actually fish to any extent. Again, it is much easier to blame the foreigners for our decreasing resources than to analyze the situation and discover that we are the ones depleting our own fishing resources. Government assumes that everyone on a boat is fishing which is not the case. Most boaters do not fish at all. Perhaps the fishing fee incorporated into the cruising permit should realistically reflect the boat. A mom and pop boat, regardless of the length, should not be equated to a chrome plated fishing machine rigged with multiple rods, electric fishing winches and outriggers, a turbocharged fishing chair in the cockpit, freezers within an arms length of the chair and an athletic crew. One Bahamian equated the fishing fee to a $400 hunting license issued in Texas. However the Texas license is optional and paid only by those intending to hunt. It is not imposed on every visitor to Texas. Then there are the long-liners which stay out to sea, never entering the Bahamas but which come close to shore during the night. These boats are into serious fishing which can rapidly deplete our marine resources but remain beyond our present capabilities to identify and stop. When daylight comes, they are out over the horizon. Hope Town complains regularly about these boats whose lights can frequently be seen at night. Our view is that over fishing, poaching, marine pollution and the other nasty and illegal things boaters are capable of doing, aside from the long-liners, are probably shared about equally between local and foreign persons. It is probably a minority of persons from either nationality that creates most of the problems. Those who break the law will not change their bad habits because they pay more. Marine visitors are an important component of the Abaco economy. Government and our marine-oriented businesses should study the economic impact boaters have to the area. The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club made a study last spring and presented its findings to the Ministry of Tourism before this new fee was imposed. That report focused on the financial impact of boaters. Perhaps government read the report and concluded that they wanted the money quicker than when collected as taxes on beer, fuel and other items. Taxes to the treasury by way of beer, fuel and food create employment. Boaters buy fuel and groceries. They eat out. They need repairs. All of this contributes to employment. More visitors by any source means more employment. Less visitors means less employment. Abaco has been successful at providing an experience that our air and boating arrivals enjoy. Our business community has harnessed much of our economy to this influx of people. Changes to the fee structure must not lessen these arrivals. We are selling sun, sand and sea which is a poorly defined commodity used to entice fickle clients. The same thing is offered by many others in Florida and the Caribbean. Government must find the balance between realistic fees and continued visitors. Please see Roberts Page 35

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August 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 9Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor 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 via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface US$105 Austrailia Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 3468 1556 USA 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. Aug 03 AA AA A MarshMarsh MarshMarsh Marsh HarbourHarbour HarbourHarbour Harbour TT TT T raditionradition raditionradition radition Since 1978 Since 1978 Since 1978 Since 1978 Since 1978Celebrating 25 years of service on AbacoSCUBA and Snorkeling Trips Full Service Dive Centers Equipment rentals Instruction Island Tours & Sunset Cruises Private Charters Resort Boutique, Gifts & SouvenirsDIVE ABACO!Abaco Beach Resort 242 Conch Inn Resort 242 dive@diveabaco.com www.diveabaco.comPotcake Found a Loving HomeDear Ms. Sherman, I am writing to thank you for your recent story Potcakes Are Popular in States (The Abaconian, May 1st. 2003). In March of this year, we walked into the Buddy Dog Humane Society here in Sudbury, Massachusetts to see about adopting a puppy. We were pleased to find that they actually had puppies that day this is rare up here in New England, as breeding is very controlled and almost all puppies are immediately adopted. This day, however, there were two adorable tan and white dogs labeled Lab mix puppies irresistable. They turned out to be our Cooper and his little sister. (Cooper had been temporarily named Terry, possibly because of some Terrier lineage?) We fell in love with Cooper right away. As soon as we brought him out of the rambunctious atmosphere of the puppy room, he was very calm, attentive, and friendly. We adopted him that day, and were told later that he was a Potcake from the Bahamas. (No wonder he was so confused by the foot of snow and ice in our yard!) We had never heard of Potcakes before, and I decided to do some research: this is how I found your article, and learned that Cooper was probably one of the group of puppies sent to New England by Chris and Molly Roberts earlier this year. I was very surprised to learn of the hard lives that many Potcakes lead, and of the bad reputation that their circumstance has earned them. Aside from his whippy tail, big ears, and distinctive ridge of darker fur, our Cooper bears little resemblance to the sad, skinny dogs that I saw in pictures. Initially, Cooper had a few health issues left over from his life on the street, but some routine health care soon cleared these up and he is now a sleek, healthy boy with a beautiful coat and bright eyes. Coopers temperament could not be better for family life: he is extremely gentle with our daughter, and is protective without being overly agressive or territorial. He gets along well with other dogs and welcomes guests to our home. He is intelligent, playful, and as obedient as any six month old puppy can be. When we come home, he can hardly walk for wagging: our daughter asks, whats Cooper doing? and we answer, hes saying I love you. Cooper is simply the best dog we have ever had. We are very grateful to the Roberts family and Buddy Dog for the work they do on behalf of these lovely dogs, and we thank you again for informing people about what wonderful companions Potcakes can be. The Marobella Family Sudbury, MA PS: I am including a picture of the Royal Bahamian Potcake in his new natural habitat, a suburban Massachusetts living room!Unhealthy Situation ExistsDear Minister: I have now received notice we cannot connect our next 44 three bedroom/three bath condos at the Bahama Beach Club Resort Phase 5 to the Treasure Cay sewer system. I am told the sewer system has not worked properly in several years and that raw sewage is being pumped untreated hourly into a lake on our local golf course. Thats the same golf course from where we obtain our drinking water! This is a MAJOR HEALTH HAZARD for everyone on Abaco and the Bahamas. Therefore, as a Treasure Cay businessman, resident, husband and parent, I cannot responsibly proceed with further construction until an environmentally safe sewage treatment and drinking water solution is found. (Please see ad attachment re: Phase 5) Mr. Jos Konsten at Abaco Utilities says his firm wont repair the treatment plant because government did not renew the utilitys franchise agreement. Therefore, please advise if and when your Ministry will take over the utility company and local infrastructure to immediately rectify the problems. If not, would government allow a local bond issue to fund a new treatment plant? I am headed to Nassau this week. I would very much like to meet with you on this issue and to learn more about a long term solution to our BEC power failures. Please advise if your schedule can accommodate my request. Thank you. Craig H. Roberts PS: As I am writing this e-mail to you at 10:30 a.m., the power and water just went off ...again!The Disgraceful DumpDear Editor: I would like to comment on the situation at the Central Abaco public dumping grounds. The present state is beyond what any person could call bordering on sanitary. From the period of time beginning June 19, 2003, through July 17, 2003, the dump was not cleared once. The dump site became so full that persons using the dump were beginning to reach the top of the ridge which comes towards the road. Also, lazy individuals were/ are dumping their trash after hours at the sides of the gate near the main highway and this was/is piling up in a terrible fashion. Bear with me, if you would. Lets take a step back in time and revisit some history associated with the dumping ground. Mr. Eddie Sawyer was previously contracted to keep the dump cleaned. I cannot find any person who could make complaints with the way in which E & D Waste Services maintained the garbage dump while under contract to the Central Abaco Council. The dump was cleared daily, and fresh fill was applied to the burnt remnants of the trash and compacted, back bladed, ready for the next days garbage. This process greatly reduced the unsanitary nature of waste sitting for weeks, allowing flies and other unsavouries to feed on the rotting filth. Time came for yearly contracts to be tendered to the Central Abaco Council. Mr. Sawyer placed his for the amount which he had been receiving monthly, $5175. Mr. Anderson Wilmore, among others, placed his bid for the amount of $5000. In the interest of saving pennies per day, watching out for the taxpayer, remember, that is You and I, the Central Abaco Council voted for Mr. Wilmore to take over the contract for dump maintenance. Mr. Wilmore made attempts to keep the dump clean, but his one backhoe was in a perpetual cycle of breaking down and being repaired. The difference Cooper, a potcake puppy, has found a loving home with a family in Massachusetts. They had never heard of potcakes until they adopted the puppy from the Buddy Dog Humane Society. Please see Letters Page 31

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Page 10 The Abaconian August 1st, 2003 Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van StrattonNN NN N ASSASS ASSASS ASS AA AA A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y LY L Y LY L Y L TD.TD. TD.TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRSTGeneral Insurance Company Limited Bahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd.Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 All the Batelco employees and many of their retired persons took advantage of a recent health seminar sponsored by Batelco and Sunshine Insurance, Batelcos health insurer. Rising health claims and increasing insurance premiums led both companies to reach out to the employees to alter life styles to reduce health problems. Not only rising premiums were of concern but the lost time affected productivity within the company. Reducing health claims equates to lower insurance premiums and better productivity from employees. The two-day seminar was held at the Abaco Beach Hotel and made two identical presentations with half the staff attending the July 17 session and the other half attending the next day. Blood pressure, glucose levels and body measurements were taken to alert staff members to their potential for health problems.Batelco Employees Given Health TipsAilments which can frequently be avoided or managed by healthier choices include diabetes, high blood pressure, reduced cholesterol levels, stress and fatigue. Topics covered related to nutrition, stress management, exercise and other easy to manage individual decisions leading to healthier persons and happier employees. The team is traveling through the Bahamas holding similar clinics to reach all Batelco employees. Organizing the presentation was Helen Ferguson, Batelcos Director of Human Resources. Travelling with the group were Ms. Tina Lightbourn, Life and Health Manager with Sunshine Insurance, Ms.Yvette Anderson, Nutritional Consultant, and Mr. Tellis Symonette, Batelco V.P., Central and Southern Bahamas. Batelco held seminars on two days to educate their employees on the benefits of healthy lifestyles with an emphasis on good nutrition, exercise and stress reduction. Shown above are, left to right, Mr. Tellis Symonette, V.P., Central and Southern Bahamas, Ms. Tina Lightbourne, Life and Health Manager with Sunshine Insurance, Ms. Yvette Anderson, Nutritional Consultant, Ms. Helen Ferguson, Batelcos Director of Human Resources, and Mr. Henry Roamer, Sr. Manager for Abaco. Please see Batelco Page 39 By Portia Jonsson The endangered Abaco parrot, which has the scientific name of Amazona leucocephala bahamensis (the white-headed Amazon parrot from the Bahamas) lives in the pine forest of Abaco. Once abundant, it was found on most of the Bahama islands but habitat destruction, capture of parrots for pets and hunting reduced its numbers. Similar problems plague other parrots in the West Indies and today the once common Abaco parrot is endangered. According to a recent survey, there are an estimated 1500-2500 of these parrots nesting on the southern end of Abaco. The area, over 20,000 acres, has been declared a Bahamas National Park in an attempt to preserve the species. These parrots nest in holes in the ground and are particularly vulnerable to rats, raccoons and feral cats. The Ministry of Agriculture together with Friends of the Environment enlisted the help of two college students who are carrying out a parrot research program in an effort to study the parrots, their population numbers, habitat, food preferences and find environmentally acceptable methods to control their predators. Ms. Caroline Stahala, a student of the North Carolina State University, will be on the island for one and half years. She will be conducting radio tracking of the birds and monitoring the survival rate of the female and juvenile birds. Ms. Gina Mori is here through the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She will be on the island only for the months of July and August. Gina has been following the tracks of raccoons and cats. She is speaking with people throughout the community about raccoon sightings. Next year she plans to establish a control program. Because of the enormous undertaking the parrot research program is looking for some help. They are in need of an assistant with background interest in the preservation of the environment. The person must be enthusiastic, enjoy the outdoors and long walks in the sun and cannot be afraid on heights (treetop level platforms are involved). Housing at Long Beach will be provided along with transportation and a stipend. All interested persons are asked to e-mail their resumes together with a letter of interest to cstahal@ncsu.edu or gpmori3@yahoo.com. Bahamians and visitors alike must continue to be educated about the parrots, their rarity, their predators. Most residents of Abaco are now aware of the problems faced by the Abaco parrot. But creative-minded people are still needed to come up with solutions for the problems these beautiful birds still face.Parrot Research Program Needs Assistance Hints for Helping Our EnvironmentFriends of the Environment Presents Dont cut down all your poision wood trees. The fruit is a favorite food of many local birds, including white-crowned pigeons. When the trees drop their leaves, they increase soil quality in your yard by replenishing iron levels.

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Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, Abacoin the new green building opposite Lowes Pharmacy & Dr. BoyceWEVE MOVED! Now Located Central Abaco NewsThe Auskell Medical Clinic has opened in Marsh Harbour which will offer special services. The clinic will bring many different specialists offering residents the services that they normally had to go away to get. Nurse Angie Collie, organizer of the clinic, is shown here with Dr. Daniel Johnson, a podiatrist from Nassau who is a director in the Auskell Clinic.New Clinic OpensA new clinic is opening on August first in the Archer Building in Marsh Harbour, a block west of the traffic light. Spearheaded by Managing Director, Mrs. Angie Collie, the facility will be staffed by various medical personnel visiting from Nassau, Freeport and Florida. One of the first to come will be Dr. Daniel Johnson, a podiatrist from Nassau who specializes in the treatment of various problems of the feet, ankles and lower legs. Dr Johnson is trained in acupuncture and psychiatry and is a director in the Auskell Clinic. Dr. Johnson explained that a founding principle of the clinic is advanced patient care with attention to the patients overall wellness as opposed to treating a specific medical condition with no further evaluation of the patient.. According to Dr. Johnson, Abaco people spend over $1 million a year in Nassau and Florida on their medical needs. The Auskell Clinic hopes to serve those persons by bringing advanced technology to Abaco. Much of this specialized treatment can be done here locally. Some of the other doctors committed to provide specialized treatment are Dr. John Rogers, an eye specialist from Nassau who practiced in Marsh Harbour in the 80s; Dr. John Fifer, Jr., pediatric surgeon and the son of Dr. Fifer, who practiced here in the 80s; Dr. Dickie, plastic surgeon from Canada and Freeport, Mrs. Marina Gottlieb Sarles, physical therapist from Freeport and daughter of the late Dr. Enjar F. Gottlieb. Within weeks of opening they expect to offer colonoscopy exams which is the primary cancer detection tool for colon cancer. Certified physicians and health care persons will offer focused treatment in the following areas: cardiology certified mateusse ear, nose and throat eye gastrointestinal pediatrics podiatry psychiatry plastic surgery physical therapy ! urology The clinic will be equipped to perform outpatient surgery for some conditions. Mrs. Collie explained that the directors are aware that the present facility is too small to house all that is planned but it is adequate for the beginning. As more medical disciplines are offered, larger facilities will be needed. Mrs. Collie is excited about two foundations the clinic will initiate and manage. The first is the Auskell Foundation to provide medical funding for needy children. The other is the Sylvia Johnson Foundation to provide scholarships for deserving students. More will be heard concerning these two foundations.Manager Bids AdieuBy Isobel Sherman Ms. Maureen Gardiner, Manager of the Marsh Harbour Branch of Scotia Bank, transferred to Nassau on July25. Ms. Gardiner, who has been the manager the past 18 months, will take up a new position in Nassau as Manager of Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering in the Managing Directors Office. She is leaving with very mixed feelings. She loves Abaco, especially the people. She went on to state she loves the diversity of culture, the cays, the beaches and the fine working relationship she had with the staff at the bank. She is looking forward to her new position but not looking forward to Nassau as she says, Im an island person at heart. Her favorite cays are Guana Cay and Green Turtle Cay. While on Abaco she was active in her church St John the Baptist Anglican Church and was a member of the vestry. She was a member of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce. Ms Gardiner says she will be visiting Abaco often and she definitely will be returning to attend the All Abaco Regatta in September.Prices Are SlashedBy Isobel Sherman In these hard times it is not often one hears of a price reduction especially on food. However, two weeks ago Subway reduced their prices. The price reduction was dramatic as prices were slashed by over a dollar on most sandwiches. Subway is under new management of Yvonne White and her brother and they aim to please customers.

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Page 12 The Abaconian August 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 Barefoot Elegance22 Romantic Tropical Rooms nestled upon the sand dunes.ABACO INN ABACO INN ABACO INN ABACO INN ABACO INN2 miles south of Hope Town, Elbow CayFine dinning w ith 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) 366-0113Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed Sundays School NewsS.C. Bootle High SchoolBy Paul SattemGraduationOvercoming Obstacles and Achieving Success was the theme of the Sherlin C. Bootle High School graduation in Coopers Town on June 25, 2003. It was a night that will be unforgettable for parents and students. The keynote address was delivered by school favorite, Mr. Michael Pintard, who challenged the graduates with his wit and wisdom. Mr. Rolle, headmaster, welcomed special guests including School Superintendent Mr. Hezekiah Dean, Mrs. Felemese Sawyer in charge of curriculum, Administrator Gary Knowles and community pastors. Valedictorian was Barnard Curry. Stories were told of his firm schedule and study times. Like a lot of graduates, it was clear that it contributed to his success. Salutatorian was Felix Mathurin Cooper, who brought many to tears with his story of tragedy, yet God provided for his success including loving adopting parents. Yes, S.C. Bootle is a place where men become men. Many honors were given out including 23 students with perfect attendance. Deidre Curry received the High Flyer Award. The graduates success at S. C. Bootle will give them a big step up in life. Even their song I will Get There showed confidence. Congratulations, Class of 2003S.C. Bootle Dynamic DolphinsGraduation night, June 25, marked the end of the academic high school road for eight seniors, members of S.C. Bootle Dynamic Dolphins senior boys basketball team including Capt. Serrano Balliou, Co-capt. Devito Cooper, Co-capt. Calvin McIntosh, Drexel Once again a friend of S.C. Bootle and personal friend of Headmaster, Mr. Leslie Rolle, assisted the school. Pastor David Caskey of Bahama Mission, Church of Christ, supplied Bibles for the students. These lovely Bibles this year enabled each student to have his own copy. Thanks, Pastor Caskey. Mr. Leslie Rolle is on the left and Pastor Caskey on the right with a group of appreciative students. Please see School Page 13 Barnard Curry of Cedar Harbour was the valedictorian at S.C. Bootle High School this year. He plans to attend the College of the Bahamas in September assisted by a scholarship from Pathfinders.

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August 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 13 For information visit our website: www.bahamasferries.com or call Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Price Schedule Sandy Point, AbacoPassenger Vehicle Round Trip One 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 years Free 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 DayDepart Arrive Depart Arrive Nassau Sandy PointSandy PointNassau Wednesday9 am 12:45 pm1:30 pm5:15 pm Friday3:30 pm7:15 pm8 pm11:45 pm Sunday 3:30 pm7:15 pm8 pm11:45 pm Schedule Sandy Point, Abaco 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 Bootle, Demetrious Edgecombe, Clint Forbes, Frisco Wells, Wilson Delva and Castieo McDonald. Frisco won the first ever one-on-one GPA Swish trophy for having the highest GPA on the team. Our Abaco boys have made history and put S.C. Bootle on the map by almost defeating the number one and number two teams in Freeport at the Vita Malt tournament. For the Big Dance, the Hugh Campbell Basketball Tournament, Mr. Godfrey Rolle filled in as head coach while Mr. Paul Sattem was taking care of his wife. Mr. Rolle was assisted by ever faithful Mr. Lyndon Scott. Our boys placed 7th out of 32 teams. We also got to play in the Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium. Special thanks to all Abaco people for supporting our boys, Mr. Rolle and Mr. and Mrs. Devanney. Other players included Emerson McIntosh, Telmage Russell and Dynile Forbes. Dynile received the sportsmanship award at Vita Malt and is now attending Tabernacle Baptist. Our boys have proved they are truly Dynamic Dolphins on and off the court. Praise God!.Long Bay SchoolWayne KellingbeckMaking a DifferenceLong Bay School was pleased this year to be the first holder of the Rotary Club of Abaco Speech Competition trophy. We felt honoured to have had hardworking students being a part of this venture. Well done to Racquel Berry, Donnel Pubien and David Collie. Congratulations to our overall 2003 champion Lunata Anee and the coach for all the students, Mr. Wayne Kellingbeck. Their education does not ignore the value of scientific knowledge but values power, goodness and character.Graduation 2003Long Bay School celebrated its 6th annual graduation exercise under the theme Empowered to Move Forward in the 21st Century on June 22. Our guest speaker was Ms. Agatha Marcelle, MP. She reminded the graduates not to be wishers but instead dreamers, for dreamers make things happen while wishers wish things to happen. Graduates were presented with awards, diplomas and trophies by the school principal, Mrs. J. Collie. The Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the primary school were Dorsinayer Smith and Carlos Decius respectively, while for the high school Keith Walker and Mitchell Hepburn respectively. Pre-registration for the new school year is presently going on. School reopens on September 1 followed by our annual honours convocation on September 8.Salute to GreatnessThe King Humanitarian and Global Foundation recently held its Awards Dinner Gala in a salute to greatness. Our principal, Mrs. Jacqueline Colle, is a proud recipient of this award. She was among more than 500 principals and teachers in Nassau on July 12 and was recognized for playing a significant role in the field of education in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The keynote speaker was Mr. Stedman Graham, CEO and President of S. Graham and Associates. Congratulations to you, Mrs. Collie, you have proven once again that you are a champion of educating our youth.Grade Level Competency Test Is IntroducedBy Portia Jonsson The Department of Education, Abaco DisMore School News SchoolFrom Page 12 Please see School Page 14 The graduating class of S.C. Bootle is shown here singing for the audience of parents, friends and community leaders during their commencement program. Guest speaker was Mr. Michael Pintard, a favorite of the students. 3 IS HERE!

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Page 14 The Abaconian August 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. A & W TRAVELTravel is our businessWell get you where you want to go....SUB AGENTS Man-O-War 356-6048 Treasure Cay 365-8507 Green Turtle 365-4230 Abaco Shopping Centre P.O. Box AB-20283 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2806/2577 Fax: (242) 367-3219Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAIL Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is Cherokee Sea Spr Sea Spr Sea Spr Sea Spr Sea Spr aa aa a y Ry R y Ry R y R esoresor esoresor esor tt tt tHopetown, Elbow CayVillas Restaurant Marina OFFERING SPECIAL DOCK RATESSept. 1st 2003 through March 31st, 2003 Boats up to 49 $400 monthly 50 & over $525 monthly Metered water & electricity Texaco Star Port, Fuel, Oil & Ice Boat House RestaurantBar & Freshwater PoolTransportation provided from ferry dock Come by and see us, we have friendly staff waiting to serve you Open 8-5 daily VHF ch. 16 Ph: (242) 366-0065 e-mail: seasprayres@oii.net www.seasprayresort.com 2 two bedroom Villas with full Kitchens 3 one bedroom Villas with full Kitchens trict, implemented the first ever Grade Level Competency Test in Mathematics and English for Grades 1-7 on June 12th and 13th in all of the schools throughout Abaco, both private and government. Other islands including Nassau and Eleuthera have already introduced this test. The results of the exams are an indicator showing which children need help in these subjects so that they do not have to repeat the grade again. Mr. Hezekiah L. Dean, District Superintendent, Department of Education, who has been in the field of education for 18 years previously working in the high school system in Grand Bahama, said when he came to Abaco last year he looked carefully at the GLAT, BJC and BGCSE exam results in the schools. He saw a need for the Grade Level Competency Test in Abaco. The test, he added, will give him a chance to see how children learn in a particular context, how well teachers are teaching and see comparisons between levels. Mr. Dean said when the Department of Education decided to introduce Grade Level Competency Tests, they had to consider the SchoolFrom Page 0 More School Newstests reliability and ensure that it was representative of the curriculum in the schools. Teachers in each school were asked to compile questions and then met with other teachers to put the questions in exam form. Mr. Dean believes that this will give teachers in any school the opportunity to make improvements to the entire district and not just their school. A two-day workshop was held by qualified testers in order to prepare them. Principals were kept abreast of what was happening in a special one-day workshop held for them. The same process will take place next year in order to train new teachers. Mr. Dean added that in three years time they will be able to see the benefits of labour put into the Grade Level Competency Tests. Advertise in The AbaconianTeachers Were HonouredBy Portia Jonsson On June 29th the Bahamas Union of Teachers held a gala banquet at the Wyndam Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace Casino in honour of the Senior Teachers appointed in 1998. Three teachers from the Central Abaco area were among the honourees. They were Patricia Campbell, Isobel Sherman and Jack Hardy. Ms. Campbell is a Grade 6 teacher at the Central Abaco Primary School. Mrs. Sherman teaches Home Economics to Grades 7-12 students at the Abaco Central High School and Mr. Hardy, also of Abaco Central High School, is an English teacher for Grades 10-12. These members of the S.C. Bootle Dynamic Dolphins basketball team graduated this past June. They represented their school at several tournaments where they did very well. Please see School Page 15

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August 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 15 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 AA AA A vailable atvailable at vailable atvailable at vailable atDOLPHIN MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4262 THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour 242-367-2703 ISLAND MARINE Parrot Cay 242-366-0282 SEA HORSE MARINE Hope Town 242-366-0023 ROBERTS MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4249 TT TT T he 55he 55 he 55he 55 he 55 s ars ar s ars ar s ar e Bace Bac e Bace Bac e Bac k in k in k in k in k in TimeTime TimeTime Time for Crawfish Season! for Crawfish Season! for Crawfish Season! for Crawfish Season! for Crawfish Season!And Theyre Priced Just Right! 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 More School NewsThe teachers were featured in the special ceremony booklet and given awards from the Bahamas Union of Teachers.Abaco Central HighExtended Learning ProgramBy Isobel Sherman The Extended Learning Programme for 25 grade eight students of Abaco Central High School got underway on July 7. The classes in mathematics and English were from 9 a.m. until noon for the month of July. The classes were held at the Learning Resource Center where students can learn in air-conditioned comfort. One parent told me after the first day that her son came home very enthusiastic. A similar program is being held at S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town.Preparing for School OpeningParents of new students entering Abaco Central High and returning students are reminded that you can register from 9-12 Monday through Friday during July and August. Mr. Huel Moss, Vice Principal, is urging parents to register their children as early as possible. Parents of students who attended Abaco Central High during the last school year and who have not picked up report cards are reminded that their children will not be allowed to begin school until the report cards and outstanding fees have been paid. Any questions contact Mr. Huel Moss, Vice Principal, at the school between 9-12 Monday Friday. The school uniform will remain the same for the upcoming school year.Zion Baptist Church Honors Mr. DeanBy Portia Jonsson Under the theme Crme De La CrmeAbacos Finest the Zion Baptist Church and Abaco Central High School held a Gospel Explosion service on July 20th at the church to honor Mr. Alfred Dean. Special guests included Ms. Veronica Owens, Parliamentary Secretary, Ms. Felemease Sawyer, Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal Abaco Central High, and Mr. Deans mother from Andros. Many gospel ministers, some from as far as Mt. Hope, were in attendance. Mr. Stubbs in his brief remarks said he had mixed feelings that evening. He was sad to see Mr. Dean go and Abaco Central High would not be the same without him. After three years as a music teacher at Abaco Central High, Mr. Dean is relocating to Cat Island to teach music at the two high schools there. SchoolFrom Page 14 Strict enforcement of the seat belt laws has been put on hold for another month. The seat belt laws were passed in January 2002 and government announced that the laws would be implemented in July 2002. But that was delayed initially while government reviewed seat belt legislation in other countries. It is now 18 months since the laws were passed. The legislators realized that there are problems with enforcing the laws. One problem is that anyone found guilts of a seat belt violation by the police has to go to court. They are considering allowing the officer to issue a ticket, eliminating the need to go to court. They are also considering alternative penalties such as community service, a defensive driving course, or revocation of suspension of licenses for violations. Presently fines can range from $1 to $300. The Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation, would like to have less fines and more emphasis on educational penalties. Taxi drivers are not happy that they have to require all passengers to wear seat belts. However, buses and jitneys are excluded from this requirement. The law now requires that all children under five years have to be in a child seat in the back seat of a vehicle regardless of weight. In other places weight determines the use of a child seat. Older children as well as all passengers must use seat belts. It is the responsibility of vehicle owners that their vehicles have seat belts. Motor vehicle dealers are required to ensure that all vehicles they offer for sale have seat belts. Mrs. Hanna Martin recommends that everyone use seat belts even though she expects that modifications to the law are expected.Seat Belt Laws Will Soon Be Enforced

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Page 16 The Abaconian August 1st, 2003 Store Hours: 9am to 5pm Ph: (242) 365-5006 365-5002 365-5028 (office) 365-5083 (fax) TT TT T el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 F F F F F ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: harbourviewhaven@abacoinet.com www.guanacayvillas .com Rental CottagesAll units centrally air-conditioned Satellite TV, Radio / CD / Tape player Two bedrooms, queen beds, 1 bath, full kitchen, living room Dining area seats 6, Bahama room with queen futon One bedroom, one bath apartment overlooking the harbour Outside BBQ grill Enjoy your own private gazebo and garden Harbour View HavenLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas 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 Formerly Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto COMPLETE ROOM PACKAGESPlus Wicker & Rattan for a Beautiful Island Home BEDROOM DINNING ROOM LIVING ROOMBuy a piece & save a little Buy a room & save a lot! BellasFurniture & Accessories ROOMS TO GO Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391Zion Baptist Holds Bible SchoolBy Jennifer Hudson Zion Baptist Church, Murphy Town, has been the site of much activity during its very successful Vacation Bible School. There was a large enrollment of 120 young people assisted by thirteen helpers. In addition to the regular Bible teaching and indoor activities, the children were taken on a variety of field trips. They were most enthusiastic about the field trips that took them to Bahama Star Farms where they were able to see the wild horses, a blue hole, Cedar Harbour and Mount Hope. The young people, armed with large white plastic garbage bags, spent one of the final days on a clean up along the roads of Murphy Town. They said, We want to help make the island a better place.Methodists Hold a Series of Bible SchoolsBy Jennifer Hudson During the week of July 7th to 13th the Methodist Church held the second stage of its summer programme. A group of volunteer church members from Beach United Methodist Church in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, has been here conducting two Vacation Bible Schools, one at St. Andrews Church in Dundas Town and the other at the Methodist Church in Cherokee under the theme Lighthouse: the Guiding Light of God Ten mission members were at St. Andrews and three in Cherokee providing activities for children aged four to twelve. Each morning the session began with a Bible story with one of the leaders dressed in costume as a Bible character. Singing, hand clapping, a period of crafts and then fun outside let off steam with all kinds of ball games. The leaders were extremely impressed with the children who attended and said they found them to be very gentle, very attentive, sweet and well mannered. In the afternoons the mission group continued repairing houses for Methodist Habitat which been started the previous week by two youth groups from the U.S. The leaders said how much they have enjoyed their time in Abaco and, despite a terrible first night being eaten alive by bugs, they would most certainly come again. As this group of church volunteers left, another group arrived to continue the work.Bible Schools ContinueBy Portia Jonsson Since the 1960s because of our nations close proximity to the United States, Bahamian and American Methodists have been traveling between our countries sharing spiritual, financial and material resources. Following the departure of the Methodists from Jacksonville, college students from Helena United Methodist Church in Helena, Alabama, hosted a vacation Bible school during the week of July 14th-18th at St. Andrews Methodist Church. Many children attended and enjoyed the week-long program filled with lots of activities including song-time, recreation, Bible story-time, arts and crafts and, of course, snacks. This years theme was Made by God and was free of charge. The college students lent a hand in the building of shutters for senior citizens in Moores Island and home repairs for the elderly in Murphy Town. The Department of Social Services provided the supplies for these projects. This was the third group of college students to the island working through the Methodist Habitat. Group leader and college minister, Ms. Robin Blakemore, said the people of Abaco are very warm, welcoming and generous and she had a wonderful time on the island. The vacation Bible school, which has been running since July 8th, will conclude on August 9th.Another Bible SchoolBy Portia Jonsson During the week of June 30 to July 4 the Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Adventist Church held a Vacation Bible School for preYouth NewsThe children of Central Abaco have enjoyed many Bible schools. Here young children are enjoying the Bible school held at the Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Adventist Church. Please see Youth Page 37

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August 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 17 Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it. For Futher details and pictures visit our web page at treasurecayrealestate.com Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.net Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists Ph: (242) 365-8538 Ph/Fax: (242) 365-8587SAFE HARBOUR SAFE HARBOUR SAFE HARBOUR SAFE HARBOUR SAFE HARBOUR Canal front with excellent elevation. Octagonal 825 sq. ft. garage / efficiency guest house with plans for main house. Dock with power in place. Must see. $369 ,000 LAGUNALAGUNA LAGUNALAGUNA LAGUNA Brand new canal front, octagonal home, fully furnished, 3 bed/2 bath, modern open concept, living/dining/kitchen plus partially covered deck. Perfect island retreat for some lucky family.$676,500 ROYAL PALMROYAL PALM ROYAL PALMROYAL PALM ROYAL PALMCanal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and PoolPhase I3 bed/2 bath 12 ft. wide slip$302,500 ATLANTISATLANTIS ATLANTISATLANTIS ATLANTISCanal Front Condos with on-site PoolBldg. 3Downstairs 2 bed/1 bath with boat slip$182,000 Bldg. 4Upstairs 2 bed/2 bath with boat slip$194,000 Bldg. 5Upstairs 2 bed/2 bath with boat slip$194,000 MARINERS COVE MARINERS COVE MARINERS COVE MARINERS COVE MARINERS COVETownhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and PoolGarden/Pool View 2 bed/1 bath $113,00 Marina View 1 bed/1 bathbeginning at $91,000 2 bed/1 bath$121,000 SABLEAU SOLEIL SABLEAU SOLEIL SABLEAU SOLEIL SABLEAU SOLEIL SABLEAU SOLEIL Canal front with dock. Island simplicity home, 3 bed/2 bath, detached garage with half bath. Waterfront view from master bedroom and open concept living/dining/kitchen. $430,500BrokersAnne Albury Marcellus RobertsSEADUCTRESS / HARBOURS EDGE SEADUCTRESS / HARBOURS EDGE SEADUCTRESS / HARBOURS EDGE SEADUCTRESS / HARBOURS EDGE SEADUCTRESS / HARBOURS EDGE Modern CBS 3 bed/3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, 80 ft., full serviced dock, 2 car garage including two vehicles. Exceptional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate. MOTIVATED SELLER MOTIVATED SELLER MOTIVATED SELLER MOTIVATED SELLER MOTIVATED SELLER $1,200,000 ISLAND TIMES ISLAND TIMES ISLAND TIMES ISLAND TIMES ISLAND TIMES 2500 sq. ft. modern spacious 3 bed/ 2 bath, living/dining/kitchen opening onto covered patio facing waterfront. Double garage/utility. Extra adjacent lot. Total frontage 108 ft.$830,250 SOLD! SOLD! 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 SchoolSchool SchoolSchool School UniforUnifor UniforUnifor Unifor msms msms msSchool Bags & Luggage Clothing for the Entire Family Household ItemsQueen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourPhone 367-2017 Mon Sat 8:30 5:30Spooners FAMILY DEPARTMENT STOREDundas Town 15 Jul 03 An attempt was made to resolve the Dundas Town Committee impasse without success. This was the first meeting after a marathon three-hour meeting with the Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Alfred Gray, two weeks ago. At that time the Committee was given various strategies for resolving their Local Government at Workimpasse at removing their chairman. The meeting agenda included a letter by Committee member Jimmy Williams to remove the Deputy Chairman, Mr. Faron Newbold. The letter was signed by a majority of four Committee members. There were no allegations of improper actions by the Deputy Chairman. A motion was made for a vote but Chairman Cay Mills would not allow this. A recess was called by the Chairman Mills, who went outside with the Deputy Chairman for a private consultation. On their return, Committee member Silbert Mills objected that a private meeting within the normal Committee session was not proper and showed disrespect of the majority. This led to a breakdown of normal meeting protocol. Mr. Silbert Mills left the meeting amid rising voices and finger pointing. Chairman Mills was then taken to task by Administrator Williams for not adhering to parliamentary procedure. Mr. Mills changed his mind and said the vote would be taken. However, Mr. Williams said this was now improper since one member left, believing the vote would not be taken. He said the vote should be rescheduled with all members present. Protocol disintegrated further with the remaining members all trying to make their view known at once. Tempers rose and loud voices changed to belligerent shouts. Committee members Ms. Maggie Cornish and Mr. George Cornish left during this discord. Those remaining were unable to proceed and without any formal motion to adjourn, the one-hour meeting disintegrated. Hotel Licensing 16 July 03 This is the first meeting to be held since 15 January 2003. Questions were raised but left unanswered about the floating hotel docked in Marsh Harbour. It was brought out that the Regattas of Abaco development, previously known as Abaco Towns, is converting their timeshare owners to condominium ownership and questions were asked whether the hotel tax applies under this plan. Board members were not familiar with the Condominium Act and will seek further information. It was disclosed that the original Abaco Towns project, which began 18 years ago, attempted without success to get duty exemption under the Hotel Encouragement Act. A management representative felt it was unfair to be charged the hotel tax when they did not receive any of the benefits of the Hotel Act. However, it was not known if the tax applies under these circumstances.Commonwealth Bank Earns AwardWhen you go to Commonwealth Bank Marsh Harbour Branch you will see a large banner over the front window stating that the Marsh Branch achieved the status of Branch of the Year. On a table is proudly displayed the huge floating Branch of the Year Trophy. When the call was received in June that the branch was named Branch of the Year, there was yelling and smiling and clapping by the branch staff for this fine achievement. Congratulations, Marsh Harbour Branch of Commonwealth Bank!

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Page 18 The Abaconian August 1st, 2003 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.bsNEW! Sea Escape Sea Escape Sea Escape Sea Escape Sea Escape NEW! Sea Escape Sea Escape Sea Escape Sea Escape Sea EscapeCheerful 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage. Airy enclosed screened porch and two level sun deck from which to enjoy ocean breezes, sunrises, sunsets and sea-to-sea views! Vaulted ceilings, fully equipped kitchen and open plan make this the perfect island get-away. Its just a short stroll to the gorgeous Atlantic beaches. Many amenities include washer and dryer, tile floors, electric appliances, new central A/C. Guana Seaside Village Resort is nearby. Great rental record!List #7900 $456,000 Bahama Palm Shores! Gorgeous 28,000 plus s.f. beach front home site, well-priced. Safe, secluded community. #7479. $86,500 SOLD! 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 bonefishing. #7159 $15,000 Elbow Cay! Direct oceanfront 2 bed/2 bath residence on 37,000 s.f. site. Pool, beachside screened gazebo. Fabulous! #7310 $1,190,000 Joe Bookies Bay! Realistically-priced, 10 acres of prime, undeveloped land. Nice elevations, rocky shore and sand beach. Resort Potential. #7793. $364,000 SOLD! Joes Creek! 2+ acres. Build single family or duplex. Convenient location with highway frontage & beach access. #7273. $144,000 Leisure Lee Beach Front! Half acre plus home site.100+ ft. of shoreline. Well-maintained and ready to build. #5272. $210,000 REDUCED! Leisure Lee! Two Canal front home sites on main waterway. Selling quickly, dont wait! #4416. $50,000 each ONLY ONE LEFT! 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. $1,785,000 NEW! White Sound, Elbow Cay! Nice 15,000 +/s.f. home site in area of quality homes. 100 on the road. #8154. $1 13,000 NEW! White Sound, Elbow Cay! 4/2 home, vaulted ceilings and tile throughout, huge deck w/ocean views. #8149. $345,000 Regattas of Abaco. Choice rentals, beautifully furnished, long term and short term. Please call for details. Royal Harbour Village. 2 bed/1.5 bath apartment available. Fully furnished. Long or short term rental. Please call for details. Select Properties Residential RentalsCasuarina Point!Super New England style home. Deep water canal, lay-along 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 Bees NestDirect beachfront family compound. 5 bed/4 bath, gourmet kitchen, freshwater pool and hot tub, Tiki bar, wrap-around porches. Situated on generous site. B & B potential. A must see offering!List #7867 $1,750,000

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August 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 19 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 and the Cays with Freight Service from 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 ThanksThanks ThanksThanks ThanksI would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation of the overwhelming support that was given through prayers and financial support during my illness. I especially thank God for bringing me through. I also thank my family, Cherokee Assembly and community, Agape Christian School staff, students and parents, the entire Abaco community and my family and friends in Nassau who were there for me as well. Because of your support I am recovering very well. Ps. 46.1 Charmaine Saunders First Annual Marriage Conference 2003By Jennifer Hudson The first Annual Marriage Conference entitled Marriage Checkup was held at Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town on June 27th and 28th. Pastor Rev Kenneth Knowles and his wife, Sister Nathalie Knowles, felt the need to gather people together to identify behavioral patterns and other weaknesses in marriages that eventually result in separation and to provide spiritual and physical help to enable people to structure a long and lasting marriage. Guest speakers for the conference were Rev. Vaughan L. Cash, Associate Pastor of Evangelistic Temple, Nassau, and his wife, Wendy. On Friday evening Pastor Cash outlined the format for the conference. Proceedings began on Saturday at 7 a.m. with a Prayer Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. Seminars continued all day in the church sanctuary with a break for lunch. After an address by Pastor Cash in which he stressed the sacred and honourable estate of marriage which is not to be entered upon lightly and the need for honesty in marriage, the participants then separated into mens and womens groups for discussion. Each family present received a gift and special gifts were presented to the newest and the oldest married couples. Persons attending the conference said that the sessions had given them much food for thought and they were very glad to have attended as they received a great deal of help. Pastor Knowles and the Team look forward to continuing the theme next year.Church Holds Fund RaiserBy Portia Jonsson For the past three years the Church of the Latterain in Dundas Town has sponsored a Youth Power Camp during the month of July featuring special guest speakers from Nassau and Freeport. In an effort to raise funds to assist with the travel expenses of these persons, the Church of the Latterain held a fair on June 21st. The fair had all the usual fair games like hoop-la, clown toss and a bouncy castle. A special game room was set up for the kids to play videos games. Steak dinners, conch fritters, conch salad and cakes were on sale. Gift bags with matching hats were auctioned off. The Third Annual Youth Power Camp will be held July 23rd to July 26th at the Church of the Latterain nightly at 7 p.m. The camp will feature a youth speaker and dance group from Nassau along with soloists from Freeport, Grand Bahama. The public is invited to attend.Father Ramon Celebrates One YearBy Jennifer Hudson Rev. Fr. Ramon Y. Saavedra arrived on Abaco in July 2002 as assistant priest to Rev. Fr. Roger. He was born and grew up in the Philippine Islands, the second of six children. After leaving school, he studied philosophy and went on to study theology. He was ordained into the priesthood in 1966 and served for one year in the Philippines. He was then assigned to the Seminary as teacher and spiritual director in which position he remained for almost four years. At this point he was invited by Bishop Burke of the Bahamas to serve in the Bahamas for a period of two years. After spending two months traveling to the various islands of the Bahamas saying Mass, he took up his mission post on Abaco. Besides his work at the church in Marsh Harbour, Fr. Ramon says Mass in Hope Town, Man-OWar Cay and Treasure Cay. During his year here, Fr. Ramon says that he has grown to love the quiet island with its friendly, hospitable people. In his spare time from his pastoral work he enjoys working on the computer and exercising.Thanks to Many PeopleBy Isobel Sherman Father Roger of St. Frances de Sales Church in Marsh Harbour would like to thank many people who donated to the plight of the Haitians left homeless from the fire in Pigeon Peas. These include the parishioners of Mary Star of the Sea Church in Freeport and St. Johns Church in Lyford Cay. He thanks the Billfish Blast Tournament sponsored by HMY and Abaco Beach Resort for a very generous donation. The Feed the Poor organization in Florida, arranged through Treasure Cay second homeowner David Price, shipped food and kitchen utensils for the relief effort. Twentyfive families from St. Frances Church lost their homes in the fire.Gala BanquetBy Isobel Sherman A gala banquet was held on July 11 at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour. The honoree was Pastor Earlyn Baillou, Senior Pastor of New Rehoboth Ministries in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Baillou has been an active member of the Abaco community for over seven years. He resides in Dundas Town with his wife, Joan, and his son New Rehoboth Ministries recently broke ground for its church on the S.C. Bootle Highway in Marsh Harbour.Church Honors Mr. DeanBy Portia Jonsson Under the theme Crme de la CrmeAbacos Finest the Zion Baptist Church and Abaco Central High School held a Gospel Explosion service on July 20th at the church to honor Mr. Alfred Dean. Special guests included Ms. Veronica Owens, Parliamentary Secretary, Ms. Felemease Sawyer, Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal of Abaco Central High, and Mr. Deans mother from Andros. Many gospel ministers, some from as far as Mt. Hope, were in attendance. Mr. Stubbs in his brief remarks said he had mixed feelings that evening. He was sad to see Mr. Dean go and Abaco Central High would not be the same without him. After three years as a music teacher at Abaco Central High, Mr. Dean is relocating to Cat Island to teach music at the two high schools there. ChurchNews Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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Page 22 The Abaconian August 1st, 2003 Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. Florida KeysRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP A Guide to Hurricane PreparationGeneral Information, Terms, CategoriesTropical storms and hurricanes are among natures most powerful forces because of their size and potential for destruction. The dangers of the storms are from the storm surge, powerful winds, tornadoes and torrential rains which can combine to be devastating. Abaco has been buffeted by several storms in recent years, the worst year being 1999. In that year Dennis brushed past in August followed by Hurricane Floyd in September 1999. That storm cost an estimated $90 million of damage, destroying more than 400 homes. Rebuilding continues even today from that disaster. The year finished with the edge of Hurricane Irene in October which resulted in one death. Abaco residents are fully aware of just how damaging a hurricane can be.What Is a Hurricane?A hurricane is a tropical cyclone in which the winds move in a large spiral around its eye which has a calm, low pressure center. Hurricanes begin as areas of low pressure off the coast of Africa or anywhere in the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico. These storms blow counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. The whole system may be five to six miles high and can be 300-600 miles wide as it moves slowly westerly. In the western Pacific area they are called typhoons. Formation of a hurricane depends on many factors coming together. Warm humid air and warm water vapor supply its energy. There needs to be convection activity and vertical 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 wind motion to take air from sea level to move it up through the system. The wind system must have the right amount of spin or twist which is provided by the rotating earth. The center of the storm or eye may travel ten to fifteen miles per hour with the storm extending out from the center 150 to 200 miles. Inside the eye is calm and the skies may be clear. But that is deceptive because the wind on the other side of the eye blows in the opposite direction from the first part of the storm. If people do not understand when the eye of the hurricane is passing, they may be caught in deadly winds and torrential rain. A storm surge is a rise in sea level near the eye of the hurricane. As this nears land, it becomes a wall of water which is the greatest threat to life and property. Most hurricane-related deaths are drownings. Because of the low pressure in the eye and the high winds, the ocean surface is raised. This arch of water can be as wide as 50 miles. As the storm approaches land this water can be raised up to 20 feet high which destroys buildings, erodes beaches and produces massive floods. Since the mid 1990s there has been much more hurricane activity. These active seasons are expected to continue for the next 10 to 15 years. This is due to the higher than normal temperatures of the Atlantic Ocean. Although the hurricane season is officially from June 1 to November 30 each year, the peak of the season in terms of both number of hurricanes and intensity occurs in September and October. During this time most of the hurricanes are spawned in the Atlantic waters east of the Lesser Antilles. Storms earlier in the season tend to be of minimal strength and frequently form in the Caribbean area.Terms and CategoriesWhen weather reports are given on television or radio, they use terms which we should be familiar with. A tropical depression has winds up to 38 miles per hour A tropical storm has winds up to 72 miles per hour A hurricane has winds of 73 miles per hour or more The weathermen also rate the hurricanes in categories according to their potential to cause disaster. Category 1. Winds of 73 to 95 miles per hour. Damage may include flooding of lowlying coastal areas, small boats may be torn from their moorings in exposed anchorages. Category 2 Winds of 96 to 110 miles per hour. Damage will be moderate and may include flooding in low areas, cutting off access through low lying roads and some damage to roofing materials, windows and doors. Category 3 Winds of 111 to 130 miles per hour. Damage will be major and may include high water blocking inland roads, serious coastal flooding, destruction to small buildings. Category 4 Winds of 131 to 155 miles per hour. Damage will be severe and may include cutting off access roads, major damage to lower floors of buildings near shore because of flooding and battering of waves and debris, and collapse of roofs on many small buildings. Category 5 Winds of more than 155 miles per hour. Damage will be catastrophic and may include buildings collapsing, many roofs collapsing, extensive shattering of glass and windows, small buildings overturned and blown away.

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August 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 23 HOMES & LAND Elbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and PropertyFamily Island SpecialistsChris Thompson(chris@hopetown.com)Greg Roberts(greg@hopetown.com)Ph: (242) 366-0216 www.elbow-cay.com Fax: (242) 366-0223JOES 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 $517,500DORROS COVE Large 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 Price: $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: $89,000Price: $1,390,000Custom 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: $1,300,000Incredible 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 rental history. OCEAN HOUSE Price: $1,290,000 LUBBERS LEE Price: $1,870,000Fabulous Villas located at the mouth of Hope Town Harbour. These 2 bed/2 bath villas are beautifully furnished with West Indian decor throughout. A dip pool is shared and surrounded by open decking. Sold fully furnished, totally turnkey, rental history. FLAMINGO VILLAS Price: $1,550,000Premier designer home on beautiful sandy beach. Features 4B/3B, large open kitchen on second floor, great decks, balcony, swimming pool. PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSECustom Timber Peg ocean front home, views of Tilloo Cay and beyond. 3B/3B, spacious kitchen open to great room, large wrap around deck with pool, and private dock slip at Tahiti Beach. Price: $1,500,000 ATLANTIC HORIZONSSea 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. Early Preparation Is EssentialHurricane season is here once again and preparations must be started now to ensure that we are ready for any storm that threatens. The key to surviving is the preparations you make beforehand. After a hurricane is predicted to come close, too many things need to be done in a short period of time and some things are sure to be forgotten. It is good to prepare now before a storm is predicted. If you wait until the last minute to purchase supplies, the lines may be long and store shelves may be empty, leaving you illprepared. The following suggestions are recommended.Early Preparations The most important thing is shutters for all your windows and doors. They need to fit well and install quickly. If you use wood, you need at least 5/8 inch thick plywood. These shutters need to be made and fitted well before a storm is announced. If you need a ladder for installation, make sure you have one available. Now is the time to check to see that shutters are in good condition and you have the necessary hardware for installing them. It is good to keep a supply of boards for last minute repairs. If you do not have shutters, now is the time to purchase or construct them. Check the insurance on your house or business to be sure that the coverage is what you want. Check specifically if you are covered for flood damage, sewer backup and wind damage. See if you have replacement cost coverage or actual cash value coverage. With replacement cost coverage the insurance company will replace your home or possession with exact replacements. If your policy is for actual cost value coverage, you will receive only the current depreciated value of your house or possessions. Collect all important documents which are irreplaceable or very important. These include insurance policies, ownership documents such as property deeds, titles of cars and boats. Remember birth certificates and passports and pictures you value and any other papers important to you. These should be kept in a plastic bag or container which can be sealed to be waterproof and kept with you. Make copies and keep the copies in another secure place. Remember to make copies of the items in your wallet, drivers licenses, credit cards, etc. This is a good time to take pictures of rooms in your house which show your furnishings. Then have a camera and film on hand for recording damage for insurance claims purposes. These are excellent when dealing with insurance adjustors as proof of what you have lost.Protect Your PropertyProtect your property the best you can. Remember that wind and water are essentially two very dangerous elements of any storm and your goal is to keep both these out of your house. Most damage to homes occurs when a window gets broken or doors blow in, allowing the wind to blow through. Check your roof for loose shingles or tiles and make sure they are securely fastened down. Check for other repairs that need to be done. Clean up your yard of debris that could be damaging in high winds. Check around your house for dead or dying trees. Trim shrubbery to reduce damage to the plants. If tree limbs are potential damaging to power lines, notify BEC to have their crew trim the branches. Do not attempt to do this yourself because of the danger of the live power lines. Secure all outdoor furniture, garbage cans and objects outdoors.Get Necessary SuppliesBuy supplies early at the beginning of the season. These should include a battery-operated AM/FM radio with extra batteries, one flashlight with extra batteries for each person in your family, candles, kerosene lamps, water-proof matches and a first aid kit. Be very careful with kerosene lamps and candles during a storm. If the wind blows something over with a flame, it could start a fire. You do not need to contend with a fire during a storm.

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Page 24 The Abaconian August 1st, 2003 Abaco Grand Bahama New Providence Cat Island Long Island Eleuthera San Salvador Rum Cay Crooked Island Acklins Mayaguana Great Inagua AndrosPUERTO RICO Hurricane Categories and Wind Speeds Tropical Depression38 mph (63.1 km) Tropical S torm39-73 mph (64.75 121.2 km) Category 1 74 95 mph (123 158 km) Category 2 96 1 10 mph (159 183 km) Category 3 111 130 mph (184 216 km) Category 4 131 155 mph (217 257 km) Category 5 above 155 mph (257 km +) CUBA HAITI DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FLORIDA Compliments of Abaco Markets, Ltd

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August 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 LTD ABACO HARDWARE LTD ABACO HARDWARE LTD ABACO HARDWARE LTD ABACO HARDWARE LTDDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour Tel: (242) 367-2170 e-mail: abacohdwe@batelnet.bsFor more info on Roll-a-way Storm and Security Shutters please contact us. Colonial shutters look like traditional wood shutters. With Roll-a-way shutters, the days of having to manually board up your home can be a thing of the past! Accordian shutters in front of sliding glass doors. Bahama shutters are available in an array of colors. 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.Water Supply Is CriticalHave bottled water and extra water in clean containers enough for one week, allowing one gallon of water per person per day. If you use a bathtub or other container for water, clean thoroughly, then rinse and sanitize with bleach. Caulk or tape the drain of a tub so it will not leak. This water can be used for a variety of uses including flushing the toilet. Large new garbage cans can be filled with water.Food RequirementsIn anticipation of losing power and the use of your cooking gas, be sure your house is stocked with at least a weeks worth of foods that will remain edible without refrigeration or foods that will be consumed when opened. They could include the following: Canned goods like vegetables, soups, fish, meats, fruits and juices Bread, crackers, cookies and other baked goods Fruits and vegetables that will keep for several days without refrigeration Peanut butter and jelly Nuts, raisins and dried fruits Evaporated, sweetened condensed milk or sterilized milk Cheese and cheese spreads Cereal Instant drinks coffee, tea, etc. Snack food and other foods to give variety Drinks which can keep such as sodas, canned or bottled juices, instant coffee. Some cheeses and fruits keep at room temperatures for several days. Choose foods that can be eaten at room temperature and do not require cooking. Put a can opener with thesePrepare Before a Storm ThreatensPreparation Includes Getting Suppliessupplies. Keep on hand supplies such as paper plates, cups and plastic utensils, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, large plastic garbage bags, tin foil.Other Supplies Battery-operated AM/FM radio with extra batteries Flashlights with extra batteries, one flashlight per person A camping stove or Sterno stove for heating food. Remember propane stoves and grills will give off fumes when used in closed rooms and may start fires or cause asphyxiation. Do not use these inside a building. Chlorine bleach for disinfecting Keep mosquito repellent and citronella candles handy. Use ice chests for keeping food if ice is available. Keep with you two weeks supply of prescription medicines and remember other medicines such as aspirin. Invest in blue plastic tarpaulins and rolls of builders plastic (Visqueen) for covering furniture or damaged roofs, window repair. Caulking and duct tape Hammer and nailsPlan Ahead If you have pets, remember to get food and supplies for them. Plan for a safe place for them to stay during a storm. Keep your car and boat gas tanks full. For boaters have a supply of 50/1 oil. Persons with a chain saw should ensure that the saw is operational and that a gallon of fuel is on hand. If you have a stand-by generator, check to see that it is operational and have a supply of fuel. Make arrangements for taking down any antennas on your roof. Find out where the hurricane shelters are in your community. See that your LP tank is filled.Do not forget First aid kit Matches, keep them in a sealed plastic bag and away from children Fire extinguisher Medicines, prescription and other medicines such as aspirin Baby food, formula, disposable diapers, medicines and other necessary supplies Older residents or disabled persons should notify officials if they are to be alone during a hurricane of if they need assistance in getting to a shelter. Remember to keep with you any medications or equipment that you need. This hurricane season be prepared so a storm will not take you by surprise. Hopefully, you will not need to use these emergency items. After the hurricane season is over, you can use most of the items. Some can be kept until another year. Do not keep food items for next year. Consume the food and start fresh next year. We suggest that you cut this article out and keep it in a place where you can refer to it for help in preparing your house and family for the upcoming season.

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Page 26 The Abaconian August 1st, 2003Abaco 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 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 CONCEPT Convenience StoreBoutiqueBoat Rentals Groceries A great varietyConvenient location to all marinas at the Conch Inn in Marsh HarbourCall 367-5570 VHF 16Open Daily 8:30 8:30 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 Make These Preparations EarlyPets Need Care, TooArrange well ahead of time for a safe place for your pets during the storm if you do not plan to keep them in your house with you. Even animals which are normally outside need to be inside during a severe storm. Remember to have an adequate supply of water, pet foods and other necessary supplies. You need at least one weeks supply of food. Remember that shelters do not allow pets. Arrange for a safe place for your animals prior to the storm. Do not leave an animal tied.Securing Your BoatSecure your boat before a storm is close. It will weather a storm better on land so haul it out if possible. Alternately, it can be tied securely into mangroves or in a safe harbour, using long spring lines to accommodate the exceptionally high tides that accompany a hurricane. If your boat is at a marina, check with the management as some will not allow boats to stay at their docks during a storm. Do not be caught struggling with your boat when hurricane force winds are already approaching. If you live on your boat, you are urged to secure your boat but then get to a shelter. It is not safe to remain on your boat during a hurricane. Your life is more important that the safety of your boat. A boat on a trailer should be slid off the trailer and placed flat on the ground, lashed down and half filled with water. The trailer should also be lashed down. The engine and gas tanks should be removed and secured. Make sure you have a secure supply of gas and oil for your boat after the hurricane is past if you are dependent on a boat for transportation.Last Minute PreparationsNo one ever knows when another hurricane will affect Abaco. However, it could happen any year and the best way to ride out the storm is to be prepared. We have had several storms affect Abaco during the past few years. We need to know what to do before the height of the storm and afterwards. This gives you some guidelines for last minute preparations. Everyone realizes now that the better prepared they are, the better chances they have of coming through with minimum damage and the better they can cope with the problems afterwards. Make the decision ahead of time as to where you plan to be during a storm. If your house is on low land or you feel it is not built securely, make plans to stay with friends or family in a well built home or go to a shelter. If you have elderly relatives, make sure they are somewhere safe and that someone is with them who can help them during the storm and afterwards. Children need special reassurances. It is good to talk with them about their fears and answer their questions honestly. Give lots of verbal reassurances. Gather clothing, bedding, toiletries, and flashlights that you will need for the duration of the storm. Have a battery-operated radio with fresh batteries. If you have a VHF radio, make sure it has its own power supply. Make sure each person has sturdy shoes for protection after the storm for protection from debris.Shelter EssentialsEach community has designated shelters that will be opened before a storm, giving you adequate time to get there safely. Even if you do not plan to go to a shelter, you should keep in mind which buildings will be open in the event you need to get to a shelter. Remember, they do not supply you with food, drink, bedding or other supplies. If you plan to go to a safer place than your home during the storm, you should remember to take the following with you. Your important papers such as insurance policies, birth certificates, passports, deeds, in a sealed plastic bag Quiet games for children, playing cards or dominoes Extra clothing and shoes Folding chair, lawn chair or cot Any prescription drugs you may require Supplies for infants such as disposable diapers, formula, baby food Take all necessary bedding as the shelters do not have pillows, blankets or bed rolls. Take all necessary water and food that you and your group will need for several days. Storms are unpredictable and you do not know how long you will need to stay at the shelter. A AM/FM radio Flashlight Ana Bill Claudette Danny Erika Fabian Grace Henri Isabel Juan Kate Larry Mindy Nicholas Odette Peter Rose Sam Teresa Victor WandaWhen a Hurricane Watch Is Issued Put up your shutters, starting with the most difficult shutters early, such as on second-story windows, picture windows and glass doors. Take down television dishes and antennas. Take inside or tie down all loose items such as patio furniture, garbage cans that may be blown about by the wind. Propane gas tanks should be secured in place. Turn off the gas when a hurricane warning is issued. Fill your automobiles with gas and park them near the house, if not in a garage or carport, but away from trees that may fall on them. Turn off electricity at the main breaker and turn off gas and water. If you have a cistern, disconnect down spouts so you do not contaminate your fresh water with salt.Hurricane Names for 2003These are the names chosen for the tropical storms and hurricanes of the 2003 hurricane season.

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August 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 27 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 Dr. Kenneth Dickie of the Bahamas Institute of Plastic Surgery invites you to a seminar on Thursday Aug. 14th at the Anglican Hall at 6:00 p.m. Please come to this complimentary seminar to learn about the latest techniques in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Dickie will be talking live at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 14thon Radio Abaco 93.5. We invite you to listen and call in for questions about state of the art Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. Dr. Dickie will also be available for consultations on Friday, August 15th at the Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic in Abaco. Please call 3670020 now to schedule your appointment.IN-HOUSE FINANCING AVAILABLE!! ANNOUNCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT MARSH HARBOUR 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780 DONT GET CAUGHT WITHOUT A SPARE! AID carries tires to help keep you on the road! Last Minute PreparationsEveryone is hoping that another hurricane will not affect Abaco this year since we have been hit several times in the past three years. But in the case that one does come close again, we need to be prepared and know what we should do before the height of the storm and afterwards. This article gives you some guidelines for last minute preparations and during the storm. Everyone realizes now that the better prepared they are, the better chances they have of coming through with minimum damage and the better they can cope with the problems afterwards. Make the decision ahead of time as to where you plan to be during a storm. If your house is on low land or you feel it is not built securely, make plans to stay with friends or family in a well built home or go to a shelter. Put your car on high ground in a place where you can get to it after the storm. If you have elderly relatives, make sure they are somewhere safe and that someone is with them who can help them during the storm and afterwards. Pregnant women in the last month or at high risk should check with their doctors before the storm. Babies frequently arrive when the barometric pressure is low. Children need special reassurances. It is good to talk with them about their fears and answer their questions honestly. Give lots of verbal reassurances. Prior to the storm, turn your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest setting. Freeze water in plastic containers to help keep your foods cold during any power outages. Make plans for which room your family will go to, preferable an inside room with no windows. Gather clothing, bedding, toiletries, and flashlights that you will need for the duration of the storm. Have a battery-operated radio with fresh batteries. If you have a VHF radio, make sure it has its own power supply. Make sure each person has sturdy shoes for protection after the storm for protection from debris.Shelter EssentialsIf you plan to go to a safer place than your home during the storm, you should remember to take the following with you. Your important papers such as insurance policies, birth certificates, passports, deeds, insurance policies in a sealed plastic bag Quiet games for children, playing cards or dominoes Extra clothing and shoes Pillow and light blanket or sleeping bag. Folding chair, lawn chair or cot Any prescription drugs you may require If you go to a government approved shelter remember the following: Take all necessary bedding as the shelters do not have pillows, blankets or bed rolls. Take all necessary water and food that you and your group will need for several days. Storms are unpredictable and you do not know how long you will need to stay at the shelter.During the StormStay in a safe place for the duration of the storm. Do not venture out until the storm is subsiding. Keep listening to the radio to know where the storm is traveling and what it is like in your area. ZNS will be the best source of storm news. Radio Abaco gives exxcellent coverage prior to a storm but may go off the air when a storm threatens their equipment. VHF radio is excellent to keep you in touch with your neighbors but remember that high winds may destroy your VHF antenna if you left it outside, leaving you out of touch.

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Page 28 The Abaconian August 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 Resort4 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 + 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hue 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general Abaco information www.abacoinet.com www.abacoinfo.com www.abacos.com www.go-abacos.com www.oii.net + agents who have multiple cottages and houses After a HurricaneThere are many precautions which people should follow after a hurricane has passed. If a hurricane passes directly over Abaco, the eye can be deceptively calm. It is the center of the hurricane and can take from a few minutes to pass to several hours depending on how fast the hurricane is moving and the size of the eye. The calm will suddenly end as the winds return from the opposite direction, possible with even greater force. The most intense winds blow closest to the eye and are strongest northeast of the eye. Do not go out until you are sure that the entire storm is past. When you do go outdoors, be extremely careful. Power lines are likely to be down so be very careful where you step. Supervise children at all times, especially if power lines are down. Soft Drinks DeliShop #8 Colina Building Tel: 367-5310and$2.99 Bahamian Breakfast Sheep Tongue Souse, Chicken Souse Stewed Conch/Fish Boiled Fish Tuna, Corned Beef and Sausage with Grits Be very careful in turning your electricity back on. Stay out of puddles. Stay away from disaster areas, do not drive around sightseeing. If you must leave your home or the shelter, keep your driving to a minimum. If possible, let relatives and friends know that you are safe but keep all phone calls to a minimum. Find out if your water supply is safe before you use it. Until then, use only the water you have stored for the emergency. Let officials know if you or someone you know is injured and needs medical help. Keep listening to your radio for information about the area and for information about people you may feel are missing. Keep receipts for all items you buy before the power is restored. Your insurance may cover the cost of emergency food and ice.A Note to GardenersSalt in the atmosphere from a hurricane can quickly poison grass, shrubs, trees and ground covers that are not tolerant of it. Hose down plants right away after exposure to salt if you have water pressure. This could save valuable decorative plants.Grand CayShilo Baptist Church Grand Cay All Age School Administration OfficeNorth AbacoLittle Abaco Fox Town Primary School New Hope Baptist Church Revival Time Pentecostal Church Coopers Town St. Andrews Baptist Church Magistrates Court S.C. Bootle High School Treasure Cay Full Gospel Assembly Church Treasure Cay Community Centre Green Turtle Cay Amy Roberts All Age School Magistrates CourtCentral AbacoCentral Abaco Primary School Long Bay School International Gospel Mission Marsh Harbour Church of Christ RND Cinemas New Vision Church St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church Abaco Central High School Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Adventist ChurchCentral Abaco CaysGreat Guana Cay Public School Man-O-War Cay Public School Community Clinic Hope Town Mission House Methodist ChurchSouth AbacoCherokee Sound Public School Crossing Rocks Public School Dsco Inferno Sandy Point Anglican Church Hall Govt. Clinic Mt. Zion Baptist Church Public SchoolMoores IslandAll Age School Govt. Clinic Baptist Church in Hard Bargain Baptist Church in The Bight All shelters may be used in the immediate aftermath of any storm or during a major non-storm emergency. Shelters will be periodically reviewed to insure continued or upgraded rating.Emergency Shelter LocationsMore Hurricane Information It Pays to Advertise

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August 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 29 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 Harbour 367-2911 Fire Dundas Town Volunteer 367-2935 or 4935 Man-O-War Fire & Rescue 365-6911 Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc VHF 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 Town ..................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour ...................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay ..........................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope ....................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town ...........................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven .....................$65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round Trip ...............................$85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour .................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joes Creek ......................................$25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..............................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks ................................................$7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 Waiting Time $12 Per Hour Air Lines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau & Moores Island ............... 367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale ................................ 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Laud erdale ............................ 367-2800 American Eagle Miami ..................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau & W. Palm Beach ......... 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach.................. 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 Southern Air Nassau 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 Shops Marsh HarbourDive Abaco..................................... 367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive Center.............. 367-4646 Abaco Dive Adventure .................... 367-2963Hope 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, Cars.. 367-4643 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 Reef Abaco Dive Adventure Marsh H ....... 367-2963 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 5:45 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 & Guana40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45 am 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:30 (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 Airpor t 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 McLean s Town Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $40 one way $80 round trip Children 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 Adult fare $90 RT, 50 OW Call for rates on cars, trucks and cargo Call Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Sandy Point Patrick Roberts ....... 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows. 366-4133 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 Hwy............. 367-5331 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 Service.10......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 Resort.22 ......F...... 365-5133 Orchid Bay................32......F...... 365-5175Boats coming from U.S. can clear Customs at Walkers Cay, Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

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Page 30 The Abaconian August 1st, 2003 Gallery & Frame Shop Tel: 367-4227 Abaco Glass Tel: 367-2442 OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERTIESERTIES ERTIESERTIES ERTIESOn Green Turtle Cay : The beach: 1.46 acres on Atlantic Ocean. 135' on beach. $480,000 Two one-third acre lots on Bight O Bay beach. 90' frontage. Close to town and public dock. Fourteen lots across from Bight O Bay Beach. Water front on Inner White Sound. 1/2 acre and up. Starting at $78,650 Quiet waterfront: 1.35 acres on Black Sound, with dock, close to beach $650,000 A jewel of a hom e with pool set high on a bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco. One acre of property stunningly landscaped with wooden walkways and decks. Six buildings set out in pod arrangement. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath. Wicker and rattan furniture throughout including pieces by Tommy Bahama. $2.8 million Ocean Beach: 1/2 acre lot on high ridge with gorgeous ocean view. Many fruit trees. Five minute walk to beach. Reef close enough to swim to. $102,000 White Sound: NEW: one-year-old furnished 3 bedroom 2 bath home within short walk of public dock, major resort, bay beach and ocean beach. Tile floors. A/C throughout. Satellite T.V. Sleeps ten. Good rental history. Screened in porch. Private secluded 1/2 acre of property. $680,000. Four inland lots within 5 minute walk of waterfront and public dock. $47,200 ea 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 o 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 grossSales, Rentals and Property Management SOLD UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT The funeral for Margaret Tomisina Lawanda Swain-Meeres, 43, of Dundas Town was held on July 19 at the Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town. Rev. Floyd Swain and Rev. Kenneth Knowles officiated. Interment was in the Public Cemetery in Murphy Town. She is survived by her husband Kendall Meeres; daughter Terrinque Pennerman; father Rev. Roland Swain; stepmother Mary Swain; sisters Meltina Swain, Lady Nathalie Knowles, Marsha Whittam, Ruth McIntosh, Nicole Scott and Pamela Munroe; brothers Rev. Audley Swain, Rev. Floyd Swain, Jason Swain, Rev. Rustin Swain, Rev Anthony Swain, Shelrey, Paul, John and Hartley Swain; father-in-law John Meeres Sr.; brothers-in-law Rev. Kenneth Knowles, Martin Whittam, Rev. Clayton McIntosh, Ike Scott, Wayne Munroe, Reggie, Eugene and John Meeres Jr., Lunsworth Lightbourn, Patrick and Michael Bowe; sisters-in-law Epsy, Ginger, Dora, Vernal, Francetta Tiffany Swain, Margaret Meeres, Jackie Bowe, Helen Lightbourn, Joey Thompson and Judge Marilyn Meeres; aunts Lois Cornish, Lorraine Farrinton and Harriett Mitchell; stepsisters Jeanie Albury, Minerva and Tasha McKinney; stepbrothers Dan Simeon, Cedric, Bertram and Nigel Minns; nephews; nieces; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Annamae Louise Lowe 64, of Dundas Town was held at the First Assemblies of God in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Keith Evans officiated assisted by Rev. Robert Cornea. Interment was in the Dundas Town Public Cemetery. She is survived by sons Larry, Brent, Garth, James and Ricardo Lowe; daughters Angela Holloway and Susan Lowe; adopted daughter Norma Delancy; daughters-in-law Donna, Nancy and Angela Lowe; grandchildren Gary Richardson, Edward and Shamir Ambrister, Annamae, Danielle, Africa, Shaneika, Arthena, Jamie, Elkino, Marquita, Lindsay, Paxston, Theodorsha, Bionca, Brent Jr., Leonardo and Aaron Lowe; granddaughterin-law Rabinette Richardson; great-grandchildren Shocoya and Jaro Curry, Jordan Richardson, Tania and Alonso; adopted brother Douglas McDonald; brother-in-law Leroy Lowe; aunt Stella; uncle Daniel; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral of Ethelyn Redell Smith, 67, formerly of Crown Haven, was held in Nassau on July 26 and interment was in Nassau. She is survived by sons Aranha Chris, Arlington Ike, Rev. Kirk, Lindbergh and Paul Smith; daughters Kenlyna Green and Bloundell Poitier, Maudline Smith-Hanna, Ria Major, Donna Peters and Christine Cartwright; sons-in-law Clarence Poitier, William Green, Leroy Major and Oswald Peters; daughters-in-law Francey, Sandra, Sherol and Ruthmae Smith; brother Philip Russell; sister Alice White; grandchildren; brother-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; and many relatives and friends. The funeral for Blossom Ida Greene, 62, formerly of Moores Island, was held on July 26 at the Greater Bethel Baptist Church in Hard Bargain, Moores Island. Pastor Preston Knowles officiated assisted by Pastor Nixon Simms and Pastor Geneva Williams. Interment was in the Moores Island Public Cemetery. She is survived by sisters Marilyn Davis and Nurse Ismae Seymour; nieces Petrell Lloyd, Iona McDonald, Melissa Rolle and Cherez Wallace; grandnieces Keith and Keithra Lloyd and Gabrielle McDonald; nephew Davon Seymour; brothers-in-law Phillip Erwin and Harry Davis and David Seymour; sisters-in-law Meltina Davis and Mildred Cornish; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Bulah Caroline Stuart 70 of Moores Island was held on July 27 at the Zion Baptist Church in Moores Island. Pastor Nixon Simms officiated assisted by Preston Knowles and Pastor Anthony Williams. Interment was in the Moores Island Public Cemetery. She is survived by her husband Roland Stuart; children Carolyn Gaitor, Yvonne, Shanty, Roland and Simeon Stuart; son-inlaw Harold Gaitor; daughters-in-law Thelma and Elizabeth Stuart; grandchildren Jason, Rolando, Simeon Jr., Shannon, Simmiette, Shameka, Bulahneke, Shantera, Ragain Stuart, Shavonne, Shalanda, Daniel, Fredrick Heild, Samantha, Errol and Wayne Gaitor, Bernard Davis, Stacey Feaster and Shantinique Humes; great-grandchildren Ashley Gilbert, Jasman Stuart, Fredrico Heild and Ranard Davis; brother Handford Simms; sisters-in-law Menerva, Martha and Firstina Simms, Loretta, Kathline, Susan, Olive Stuart and Icelyn Hanna; brothers-inlaw Ivan and Nevil Stuart, Heman David and Calvin Williams; nieces Gloria Burrows, Shirley Newton, Emily Dames, Genewe Pinder, Hilda, Lucinda Knowles, Sybline and Brenda Davis, Daisymae Stuart, Loretta, Sylvia Simms, Bulamae George, Evelyn Williams, Patsy Swain, Meltina Hield and Eulese; nephews Randolph Knowles, Alfred, Brady, Leland, David, Elmore, Deac. Jefford, and Pastor Nixon Simms, Isreal and Livingston Rolle; nieces-in-law Sandra Knowles, Rowena, Shiela, Jennifer and Princess Simms, Neka and Angela Rolle, nephews-in-law Michael Burrows, Philip Newton, Milton Dames, Nathan Pinder, Pastor Preston Knowles, Samuel Davis, Henry Davis Jr., Dudley Stuart, Salisa George, Grandville Williams, Basil Swain, Charles Heild and Paul; great-grandnieces and nephews; god-children; and many other relatives and friends.ObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar ies of Fies of F ies of Fies of F ies of F amilamil amilamil amil y and Fy and F y and Fy and F y and F rr rr r iendsiends iendsiends iends

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August 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 31The 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 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 SPECIALS20% OFFALLUpright & ChestFREEZERS ALSOIN STOCK Handheld & Base UnitVHFsSPECIALS GOOD, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, FOR AU GUST 2003 Elbow Cay, Abaco, BahamasDem Wellsis a charming new home in Buttonwood Bay Subdivision. The residence has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths in 1,056 sq. ft. of living space, plus 352 sq. ft. covered porch upstairs and downstairs, 430 sq. ft. open deck at rear. It is set on a wooded 1/3 acre lot with a great view from the top porch. Excellent design, convenient location, fully furnished. CONTACT YOUR BROKER OF CHOICE -PRICE REDUCED!$474,000 For more information: ABACO please contact Mrs. Angie Collie:(242)3672433(h) (242)3673002 (w) email: auskellmedical @yahoo.comFREEPORT please contact Dr. Kelvin Gibson at (242) 3527288 NASSAU please contact Dr. Daniel Johnson at (242)3265402 Please present us with a cariculume vitae which should include information about and copies of: 1) Diplomas and documentations relative to your field of practice of medicine 2) Schools attended with degrees earned 3) Recommendations from qualified sources 4) Most recent position held or current employment statusDr. Daniel JohnsonP.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-0020 REQUEST FOR MEDICAL SPECIALISTin the way the dump was maintained was soon apparent. Fast Forward...the Council once again changes the person contracted to maintain the dump. Mr. Alex Archer was awarded the Advertise in The Abaconian LettersFrom Page 9MorMor MorMor Mor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor contract at the same rate of $5000 per month, even though he did not own any equipment to maintain said dump. A slice in time from June 19th through July 17th four weeks of daily garbage piling up, and the dumping ground was not cleared even once. On July 18th Mr. Archer hired equipment to clear the dump. The area was semi-cleared, but the sides of the main dump were still untouched, and the garbage which had been pushed to the south was not covered with any fill. The ground was left in such a state that vehicles were practically bogging down, it was left so soft and soggy. Many persons may also be unaware that the majority of garbage from Marsh Harbour is hauled and dumped privately, and these services paid for with private funds. All garbage which goes into dumpsters owned by E & D Waste goes to its own dumping ground, just west of the public dumping ground. Can you imagine if this volume of garbage also went into the public dump each day? Also, there are three or four women who seem to make their living from picking through the trash left on the dump. Maybe these persons need to be evaluated by psychiatrists at Sandilands...talk about hazardous to your health! As modern enlightened Bahamians, we give lip service to freedom of speech, what is best for all concerned, wise appropriation of public funds, Hey, thats Our Money...but until the time comes when favouritism ends, our country can never improve any further. Talk about penny wise and pound foolish when it came to the Central Abaco dumping ground. For the $40 more per week which E & D Waste Services was being paid, anyone could clearly see the difference in the level of service which Ve the taxpayers were rePlease see Letters Page 34 The Central Abaco dump, once well kept and tidy, is now a disgrace. This is the entrance to the dump showing garbage strewn all along the roadside. The dump is not being maintained to the standards that these communities expect. Besides being an eyesore, it is a serious health hazard. The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES VACANT LANDDerek Lee, BRI Abaco District Managing BrokerRetta Thomas Office Manager Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-4608 Fax: (242) 367-5452 e.mail: dereklee@oii.netMargot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War Cay, Abaco Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.comChristopher PlummerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.comJohn CashEstate Agent Treasure Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 e.mail: jic@oii.netHGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 7/15/03Bahama Palm Shores Beachfront Parcel 100' wide over 450' deep over 1 Acre. Land Cleared for Building. 34' x 26' Storage Building Pump House Stairs to Beach NEW LISTING # AB5150 -$211,000.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. 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 Under Contract Available separately or together..................................................................# AB5149 Under ContractSand Banks Creek One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90' of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of Treasure Cay Limited Number Available....................... # AB5069 from: $ 63,700.South Abaco Old Kerr's 24.69 acres 327 ft. magnificent sandy beach-front. 1/2 hour from Marsh Harbour. Suitable for construction of cottages or small resort..................................# AB5104 $ 222,000.Tilloo Cay "Thompson Tract" 7 acres. sea-to-sea, good elevation for great Sea of Abaco and Ocean can be divided into 2 3.5 acre parcels..................................# AB5113 $ 965,000. Kathleen AlburyEstate Agent Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 366-0032 cell: (242)477-5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.com

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Page 32 The Abaconian August 1st, 2003 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 Treasure Cays Newest Condo ComplexOn site poolContact your local broker of visit the job site for more information. 5 building 20 condominiums across the street from Bahama Beach Club. Three bedroom two bath units approximately 1,500 square feet in each unit Limited cart storage available Preconstruction prices are: ground floor $298,000 second floor $329,000 Treasure Cay RoadNorth Marina DriveMarina View DrivePoolA B C D E FThree members of the Cherokee Town Committee met on July 21 at Different of Abaco in Casuarina Point for a Town Committee meeting. Chairman Nettica Symonette reviewed budget figures which had just been released for the new fiscal year. The South Abaco District was allocated $303,000 for various maintenance items in Cherokee, Casuarina Point, Bahama Palm Shores, Crossing Rocks and Sandy Point. This is the same as allocated last year. Separately, $70,000 had been provided by central government for parks in the various towns in South Abaco. This had been allocated previously. With the money for parks the Cherokee ball field will be improved. Casuarina Point will be reviewed as to a suitable park location. It is believed that an unimproved park site may exist in Bahama Palm Shores which can be improved. On discussing the Cherokee dump site, it was disclosed that a central dump serving all of Abaco is underway although the time frame for this was not known. The collection of town garbage and maintenance of dump sites may change when this central dump site is constructed. Chairman Symonette brought up the need for repairs of the boat ramp at Casuarina Point which is used by many boaters. A variety of ways to finance improvements to this ramp will be explored. The Cherokee Sound/Casuarina Point Town Committee met on July 21 at Different of Abaco to discuss various town affairs. Shown above are, left to right, Lottie Rolle, secretary, Kathy Sawyer from Cherokee Sound, Kenneth Albury from Cherokee Sound, Adminstrator Jolton Johnson, and Chairman Netica Symonette from Casuarina Point.Cherokee/Casuarina Committee Met Govt. Plans to Take Over Treasure Cay WaterThe Hon. Bradley Roberts, Minister of Public Works announced in Treasure Cay on July 17 that the government will be taking over the water and sewerage utilities of Treasure Cay. He was sending two people to Treasure Cay on July 18 to immediately study the situation and make recommendation. The government took over the electricity and they realize that the water and sewer treatment plant are in very bad shape. He apologized for the electrical problems that Treasure Cay experienced the beginning of July. He explained that the government has improved BECs capabilities in Nassau. His government will make sure that Abaco has adequate power. Abaco is BECs second largest system in the country and its need for electricity in increasing.Wild Horses Will Soon Have New HomeThe Wild Horses of Abaco Preservation Society (WHOA) plans to install a threestrand fence on the new reserve area of 640 acres in North Abaco. The government has granted them the use of land adjoining the Bahama Star Farm in the Norman Castle area of North Abaco. The area is a half mile by two miles. The society is asking for volunteer help to do the physical work as well as volunteers to provide transportation. Work will begin on August 2. The electric fence will be powered by solar energy. WHOA is asking for donations to pay for the fence. Donations of $35 and more are rewarded with T-shirts and with more generous donations certificates, commemorative tags and the donors name will be on a plaque to be displayed at the Visitor Center planned for the reserve. For more information call 367-4805 or online at www.arkwild.org. North Abaco News

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August 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 33 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 displayAbaco Hardware was broken into sometime between July 12 and July 14. Various items were stolen, value unknown. A Sandy Point man reported that a roll of felt and a bag of bolts were stolen from his office between July 11 and July 14. Georgia Murray of Murphy Town pleaded guilty of breaking into a house in Great Cistern on July 14. Two men from Hope Town and one man from the Mud were arrested for cuasing harm and fighting on July 15. A Dundas Town woman accused her brother of assaulting her on July 15. A Grand Cay man was arrested for fighting and causing harm on July 15. A restaurant in Dundas Town was broken into on July 16 and food items were stolen. A Snake Cay resident reported that a Dundas Town threatened him at Ocean View Park on July 16. A Haitian was arrested in Hope Town for immigration purposes on July 16 A resident of Sweetings Village was charged with smashing the windshield of a truck. The windshield was valued at $682. Steven Albury of the Mud pleaded guilty to possession of dangerous drugs on July 18.Police Report SunsetCirc le 19 35 36 37 38 39 31 32 33 34 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 19,918 sq.ft. 11,140 sq.ft.Open Space 10,396 sq.ft. 11,119 sq.ft. 11,238 sq.ft. 9,354 sq.ft. 6,474 sq.ft. Open Space Open SpaceSunr is eBo ule vard -30'W ideSunri s eCi rcl e W est30'W i deS unri se CircleEast-3 0'W i deSunriseDrive 15,703 sq.ft. 9,502 sq.ft. 11,400 sq.ft. 11,129 sq.ft. 11,811 sq.ft. 11,518 sq.ft. 13,226 sq.ft. 11,073 sq.ft. 15,861 sq.ft. 18,604 sq.ft. 14,787 sq.ft. 17,658 sq.ft. 16,239 sq.ft. 17,517 sq.ft. 10,499 sq.ft.SeaofAbaco10,478 sq.ft. 10,724 sq.ft. 11,043 sq.ft. 17,583 sq.ft. 9,547 sq.ft. 9,750 sq.ft. 9,750 sq.ft. 12,000 sq.ft. 12,000 sq.ft. 12,264 sq.ft. 14,002 sq.ft. 17,352 sq.ft. 18,371 sq.ft. 20,559 sq.ft. 9,394 sq.ft. 9,053 sq.ft. 10,388 sq.ft. 12,205 sq.ft.To Bay Street 7,803 sq.ft.SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 2003 D.A. Lee Scale: 0 50' 100' 200' Feet 0 10 20 3040 5060 Meters Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas N E W S Private Waterfront Community. Well Planned and Laid-out. Common Beach Area on Sea of Abaco. Conveniently Located to All Town Amenities. All Underground Utilities. Paved Roads. with Street Lights. Many Great Sea of Abaco Views. Southeast Exposure for Cooling Summer Breezes. Hillside Protection from Winter Winds.SUB DIVISIO N Abaco's newest and most exciting development Prices starting at B$92,000ABACO REAL ESTATE AGENCY LTD P.O.Box AB 20404 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: (242) 367-2719 Fax: (242) 367-2359 e-mail: elaine@abacobahamas.com www.abacobahamas.com Chad Sawyer, Elaine Thompson Brokers Jessica Pinder, Bill Thompson Sales Associates Presented Exclusively by: Marsh Harbour N E W S 8/1/03 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 Twelve police officers led by ASP Clarence Russell went into the woods near the South Side boat landing in Murphy Town and came out an hour later with 64 marijuana plants. These ranged in size from 10-inch seedlings to sixand eight-foot mature plants. Information led the officers to suspect the site existed and the July 21 mid-afternoon raid confirmed its existence The area was littered with plastic pots indicating the plants were grown elsewhere and transplanted to this site. Also found were empty fertilizer bags, commercial nursery shade cloth, hoes, trowels, watering cans and a tank sprayer. A path led to a nearby swamp with a shallow well. TheMarijauna Field Discoveredpath into the swamp indicated heavy traffic and the empty fertilizer bags indicated the plants were well tended. Overcast skies and light sprying rain failed to dampen the spirits of the police team as they uprooted the plants and brought them out to the road. The area had not been cleared and the plants were randomly scattered among the native vegetation. The plants were taken to the police station where a few will be saved as evidence. Most will be destroyed under police and administrative supervision. The investigation into the plants origin is ongoing.

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Page 34 The Abaconian August 1st, 2003 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 ceiving. I am all for saving money, but if the money saved is not producing a quality product, that ought to tell us something. Public contracts should be awarded to persons or companies which produce the desired results. Just because a bid is the lowest does not always make it the best. Just because a bid is placed by your cousin or uncle or sister does not mean that as a Council member, you should vote for Ve family. Another commentary on the sad state of affairs in our little unbiased corner of the world is that I must withhold my name for fear, Mother dear, for fear. Appalled in AbacoSolutions to the Cow ProblemDear Editor, The plight of the Black Angus cows prompts me to make some suggestions. First, I am amazed that a few Angus cattle have a number of farmers completely cowed! Perhaps their appeal to government will result in the passage of a law making it illegal for these animals to use the roads between sunset and daybreak. Would the cows disregard the law just like the motorists? Maybe the staff at the Bahamas Development Bank could each adopt one animal. Their ill-fated financial backing of this venture was where the whole thing got started. Should those who made the mistake be now held accountable? Of course not theyre civil servants. Could Mrs. Rehor add these animals to her horse farm? Then she would have a mixed farm for her visitors centre! How about turning the pigs loose in the forest/farm area? The wild pigs seem to make out until a dog and a shotgun come along. You might call this a root-hog-or-die exercise! How about some highway signs like Watch out for reckless cows (and drivers). Could the Farmers Association have weekly barbecues featuring Black Angus steaks. They could pay Boris a couple of dollars from the proceeds, look after other expenses and give any surplus to the Development Bank. All of us tax payers like to see a dollar or two coming back from time to time. Usually its all out go. Hope these frustrated farmers can glean a couple of nuggets from these frivolous suggestions. If not, just talk to the cows. They know what their problems are. Friend os the CowsForest FiresTo the Hon. Bradley Roberts Minister of Public Works & Utilities Dear Sir: Over the past years I have noticed that forest fires have become a regular problem on the island of Abaco. Sir, it is apparent that forest fires are an annual situation. I feel that BEC needs to find a solution. If I am permitted, I would like to recommend a solution to this problem. There are four seasons in the year and from what I have observed, it is normally around summer that these fires occur. I suggest that BEC hire extra persons around autumn to weed around the electricity poles. I believe that if grass is kept away from the poles, there would be no damage to them. Sir, I do not know if you are aware but this is a serious issue. These forest fires are now inconveniencing our bread and butter. Around autumn and summer is a peak season for tourists and second homeowners on Abaco. Tourists began to complain, check out of their rooms and return to America because there was no electricity, telephone, water or cable during both the American and Bahamian holidays. As you can see this problem is now affecting our local businessmen, employees and, indeed, our tourist industry. Mr. Roberts, I humbly ask that you find a solution to this problem. It is a strain on our taxpayers. I feel that it is cheaper for BEC to hire extra persons to weed around Please see Letters Page 35 LettersFrom Page 31 the poles every year for three months than to buy material and pay overtime. It is sad to say but I must consider that we deal with people from all walks of life. Imagine if tourists get the impression that because of forest fires around autumn and summer such outages occur, our tourist industry would decline. Sir, everyone cant afford to cancel a vacation. As you are aware some of these tourists are just as poor as we are, making a sacrifice to vacation in our Bahamas. Mr. Roberts, the fact that BEC comes under your umbrella, I would like you to take special consideration to this problem. I await your response. Yours sincerely, Errily RussellNew Customs RegulationsTo All Boaters In a meeting with Customs Officer Forbes in Marsh Harbour on July 14, 2003, the following answers were received concerning the new Customs fees and procedures. A cruising permit is normally issued for 12 months. Brent Cartwright coldbank@abacoinet.com Mailin Sands msands@abacoinet.comLIGHTBOURN 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 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 Casuarina Point vacant lot available, close to beach. $17,000 Cabbage Point Acreage available in 5 acre plots, with financing. 20% down balance over 5 years. Call today for more details. Bahama Palm Shores Call about our many listed properties in this fast growing community. Starting as low as $15,000 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 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 Cherokee Sound #1359 3/1 home in quaint community, close walking distance to beach and well-kept. Orchid Bay #1355 gorgeous vacant beach front property situated in Guana Cay. Guana Cay #0338 charming beach front cottage situated on a breathtaking beach. 2 beds, 1 bath, outside decking and has fantastic rental history. $375,000 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 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT B & D MarineAbacos Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items At the Traffic Light P.O. Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKI

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August 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 35 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 LettersFrom Page 34 You cannot leave the Bahamas during that period and return on the same cruising permit. You must check in again and pay the published fees. Fees for entering the Bahamas: $150 for all vessels under 35 feet and $300 for vessels 35.1 feet or greater. $150 for dinghys/tenders over 18 feet. The above fees cover the captain and three crew members. Any additional crew members over 6 years old must pay $15 per person. A fishing license for three months is included. If you wish to extend your fishing license, it is an additional $150 for 12 months. Also included is a $15 exit/departure fee. For those of you that keep your boat here for more than one year, it will now cost you $500 per year for the next two. You can do that for a maximum of two years and then you must either leave the Bahamas or duty in your vessel. The cost to duty in your vessel is 27 percent for boats under 30 feet and 6 percent for boats 30.1 feet or greater. In addition to the paperwork you now submit when entering the Bahamas, Customs Officers will now require a COPY of your State Registration or Coast Guard Documentation to be submitted with your application. They require that the copy show the name of the vessel and the length. Since some of the Customs offices may not have a copy machine, I strongly recommend that you make several copies and bring them with you. You should always ask the Customs officer for a receipt for the monies paid. You will not need to pay your exit fee of $15 at the airport if you need to fly out of the country on an emergency or if one of your crew members goes home. Be sure to bring the receipt and a copy of your cruising permit. In the event the officer does not have a receipt book with him, you can go to the Customs office in Marsh Harbour at the new port facility and they will give you one. Overtime there are NO overtime charges for weekend Customs clearance. This information covers Abaco and I assume it covers ALL of the Bahamas. Don Van Beck Commodore Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht ClubPolyethylene Plastic Storage Tanks 50 to50 to 50 to50 to 50 to 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 GG GG G allons allons allons allons 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 The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 7/15/03Bahama Palm Shores Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1,300 sq.ft. home. with 1 bedroom, 1 bath detached cottage/apartment on almost 1/2 acre lot. One Block from beach, two minute walk.................................# AB76 -$275,000. Bahama Palm Shores Elegant 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 2,000 sq.ft. home. with 1 bedroom, 1 bath detached cottage/apartment on double lot over 2/3 acre Near beach Auxilary Generator.............................# AB87 -$430,000.Elbow Cay Dorros Cove "Lady Bug Loft" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,600 sq.ft. home on 1/2 acre overlooking Tahiti Beach. Private boat slip. Fabulous views Fully furnis hed........................# AB83 -$840,000. Great Cistern "The Chandlery" 4 bedroom, 2 bath lovely 2,200 sq.ft. home, one acre of land with cabin, called "Heaven" by current owner, perfect for studio. guest house or income property...........................# AB25 $ 349,900. Great Cistern "Sea View" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,900 sq.ft. home 700 sq.ft. of covered verandahs. Over 1/2 acre of land central A/C Private beach access Superb Sea of Abaco Views Furnished....................# AB90 -$500,000. Great Guana Cay "Oceanfrontier Hideaway" mini-resort Beach-front 6 unique 2 bedroom, 1 bath, rental log cabins2,000 gal/day Watermaker Central location........ ...............................................................# AB26 $ 1,275,000. Green Turtle Cay Family Residence 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath -2,265 sq.ft. living space on two floors on 1 1/2 secluded acres................... .......................................................................................................................# AB35 $945,000. Green Turtle Cay "Surcouf" 2,130 sq.ft. home on 1/4 acre 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath separate 1st floor apartment, 1 bedroom, 1 bath Across road from beach. Good rental income potential Furnished..# AB86 -New Price $636,000.Leisure Lee "Leisure's Rest" 3 bedroom 2 full baths, plus 2 -1/2 baths 2,700 sq.ft. home beautifully landscaped. Fully Furnished......................................................................................................................# AB84 $ 350,000. Man-O-War Cay "Outrageous" 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home. Furnished, Beach Access, Ocean View, Semi-Private Dock.........................................................................................................................................# 2899 -$875,000. Man-O-War Cay "Joe's Beach Cottage" 2,296 sq.ft. home. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2nd floor living space. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, separate 1st floor apartment. Good income producer. Minute from beach Furnished...# AB61 -$410,000. Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores "Pelican Point" 3 bedroom, 3 bath home 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment 2 Acres over 1,000' water-frontage private dock with boat lift Fabulous Views furnished..# AB67 $2,990,000.Marsh Harbour Eastern Shores "Beach Point House" 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,500 sq.ft. home. 1,200 sq.ft. of verandahs and decks. 3/4 acre on Sea of Abaco Two complete living units, Beach Great views....# AB89 -New Price $ 1,450,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Villa Douglas" 3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,650 sq.ft. Home, Covered Verandas, Garage Private Dock, Boat Lift Furnished............................................# AB71 $ 1,500,000.Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Spinnaker Point" 3 bedrooms 3 baths 1,320 sq.ft. Home, Private 50' Lay-along Boat Dock, Tastefully furnished and fully equipped .........................# AB93 $ 595,000.Marsh Harbour Eastern Shores "Lookout House" 4 bedroom, 3 baths 1,600 sq.ft. on sea-to-sea 3/4 acre. New addition and renovation. Natural foliage Private dock Fabulous views Furnished...............# AB91 -$1,120,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Casa Linda" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,487 sq.ft. home, Attached Garage Private Dock Boat Lift Furnished .................................................................# AB49 Under ContractMarsh Harbour "Running Light" Commercial 100' Prime Marsh Harbour Waterfront 1/3 acre 2,600 sq.ft. of office or residential space in two buildings Great Parking Private Dock.. # AB42 -$ 750,000.Sand Banks Creek "Dannie's Den" 2 bedroom, 2 bath new home + 80' Waterfront Almost 1 1/2 wooded acres. Private Dock.................................................................................................................................. # AB73 $395,000Treasure Cay "Chameleon Bay" 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,478 sq.ft. Home. 150' of Treasure Cay Beach-front over 1 1/2 acres.................................. ......................................................................................................# AB95 -$925,000Treasure Cay "Honey's Home" 3 bedroom, 3 bath 1,600 sq.ft. home 2/3 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock with Boat Lift Great Canal and Sea of Abaco Views. Furnished......................................# AB66 $ 765,000.Treasure Cay "Son Burns" 4 bedroom 3 bath 2,160 sq.ft. home almost 3/4 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock Fully Furnished...........................................................................................................# AB72 $ 635,000. Treasure Cay "South View" 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home. Canal-front Location Great Sea of Abaco Views, Good family home Fully furnished........................................................................................................# AB30 -$ 340,000. "Plum Loco" Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Area 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,228 sq.ft. home on almost 1/2 acre with 100' of beautiful beachfront. Tastefully Furnished and fully equipped Beautifully Landscaped # AB97 NEW LISTING $752,000"Aquarium" Great Guana Cay Boat Harbour Area 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,100 sq.ft. Home.Great Elevation, Superb views centrally located between Dolphin Beach Resort and Guana Seaside Village. Fully Equipped. #AB98 NEW LISTING $345,000 HOMES 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.netKathleen AlburyEstate Agent Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 366-0032 cell: (242)477-5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.com"Laura's Hideaway" Marsh Harbour Cove Estates Duplex 100' x 100' lot 2 2 bedroon, 1 bath apartments, plus efficiency three separate living units. great location Excellent rental income furnished Priced to sell. #AB44 NEW PRICE $187,500 to foreign investments, but rather to general living conditions including taxes, acquisition of property and permits, etc. As the Haitians are the focus of this article, we know they build illegally on property that does not belong to them without obtaining permits or inspections. Then, ignoring any building codes, build far because we need to maintain order in our country and not allow disorder to take over. Remember, it is an immigration problem. The Haitians themselves are not a problem, their status and living conditions, etc., however, are. Together we can solve this dilemma. RobertsFrom Page 8 too close together, run electrical wires exposed house to house and keep open cesspits next to their homes. This is a detriment to them as well as the rest of us. There are many that are illegally here, yet work and have homes. They use government facilities such as clinics and schools free of charge. Yet they are not paying any taxes to contribute to their education and medical help. These are the basic problems given rise to by the Haitian immigration situation. There are yet many more, but they cannot be denied their rightful place here. The Haitians that are here serve a purpose just as everyone else does. They provide the much needed manual labor for construction companies, and handle a major portion of yard work that is generally not done by the average Bahamian. They are inexpensive laborers and therefore fulfill a much needed niche in the economy, which we would be remiss in doing away with. They are valuable as human beings, as we all are, but they are also valuable to our economy, and to our way of lives. Just remember, all of our ancestors were immigrants at one point. However, we must ensure that immigration is handled in an orderly way, and that no ones rights are trampled on in the process. We must solve this dilemma simplyMotoring Fees IncreasedBy Portia Jonsson On June 26 the Road Traffic Department announced an increase in fees for drivers licences, motor vehicle inspections and public bus franchises. The cost of a drivers licence rises from $15 to $20 per year and $40 for two years. The Department also offers three-year licences for $50. Motor vehicle inspection fees increase from $20 to $25 and omni buses are now $300 per bus. In his budget communication to the House of Assembly on May 28th the Prime Minister Perry Christie hinted at the prospects of an increase when he said the budget Does not contain any major taxation increases and only very modest increases in a small number of fees.

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Page 36 The Abaconian August 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 fencedin 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 APARTMENTSBlack Wood Elegant, fully furnished one bedroom apt. At entrance to Black Wood. Call Gwendolyn Baillou at 365-0614 or 554-8424 Great 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 Marsh Harbour Efficiency. Call 559-8770 Houses and Apartments For Rent Classified Advertisements Your Ad Could Be Here Call 367-3202 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 RentalsMarsh 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 Sweeting Tract 2 bed/ 1 bath. $800. Call Amos 367-3965 or 367-2004 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" 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 FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE27-foot Boston Whaler 1988 Completely Refurbished in 2001 New 2000 Yamaha 250s with 160 hours Bahamian DUTY PAID Price $48,500 See Treaure Cay Marina Dockmaster Or Call 305-446-5225 Office 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 Government has decided that current technology and safety measures are sufficient and has given to an American company, KerrMcGee, the rights to drill for oil on the Bahama Bank. The July 22 announcement stated all drilling would be on the seabed. In making the announcement Prime Minster Perry Christie said that McKee Kerr had an impeccable safety record for these explorations. The company which was founded in 1929 has extensive experience in off-shore drilling with their first off shore hole in 23 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico in 1947. They By Portia Jonsson The Centre for the Performing Arts was the venue for the final round in the Annual National Arts Festival held June 16th and 17th in Nassau, Bahamas featuring the overall winners in this nationwide competition. Representing Abaco were Sherrell Roker, Darren Smith, Leon Carroll, Patrick Albury and Zion Baptist Youth Choir under the direction of Mr. Alfred Dean, music teacher at Abaco Central High. These performers did a superb job and represented Abaco exceptionally well.Oil Exploration License Grantednow have wells off Brazil in depths up to 10,000 feet. The exploratory drilling will be looking for oil and natural gas with individual wells costing Kerr-McGee as much as $20 to $25 million each. Government will receive 25 percent of all oil produced above 300,000 barrels. Company representatives noted that the offshore oil platforms are prized by fishermen as they function as artificial reefs hosting fish of all types. Sherrell Roker captured 1st Place in the Liturgical Dance Category. Darren Smith, Leon Carroll and Patrick Smith of The Knights were also awarded 1st Place for their performance in the Modern Dance Division. In the Church Choir Class, the Zion Baptist Youth Choir walked away with the 1st Place prize. Congratulations to all the winners for a job well done. The festival was open to all amateur talent in the performing arts (song, dance, musical instruments and drama).The Results Are In BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!

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August 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 Eight Mile Beach 15 acres, 21 miles south of Marsh Harbour. 193 on beach, 60 elevation. Call 365-6035 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 Green Turtle Cay, 2 b / 2 b cottage for sale by owner. Near Green Turtle Club, beaches and docks. Asking $375,000 Ph. 561-202-8333 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 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 #67For condition of sale and any other information contact M. Gardiner or M.T. Rolle at 367-2141.BIDS ONLY Sandra Evans, BRIMultiple-listing Broker sandra@abac orealtor.comDavid CoteMultiple Listing Agent david@abacorealtor.com East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com The Best Service in Abaco Little Harbour Investment Opportunity276+ acres near Winding Bay & Cherokee Write to P.O. Box 4805 Miami Beach, FL 33141 Little Harbour beautiful ocean view, 2 story, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, living & dining room, large game room with wet bar, ceramic tile and carpet, 3 large decks including 1 screened, central air, UV water purification system, electricity to home, plus 12.5 KW back-up generator. $499,900. Call 242-366-3515 or 477-5198 Lubbers Quarters near Hope Town, Water front house, private dock, great views, furnished, rental history, turn-key, below appraisal. 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 Marsh Harbour Duplex, 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days Houses and Land For SaleClassified Advertisements Bahama Coral Island Vacant Crown Land 14,700 sq. ft. Lot #2 school and primary school children. More than 30 kids from the community, including Spring City, attended the morning classes. The theme for this years Bible School was SCUBA (Super Cool Undersea Bible Adventure), made up of many different YouthFrom Page 16 songs, Bible stories, Bible games, activities and Bible lessons. The kids enjoyed a fun day on the last morning of Bible school which Mrs. Morris, class teacher, promised included a special surprise. Mrs. Morris said the Vacation Bible School was very successful and the kids all agreed that they had a great time. Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island 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 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 Enjoy the life style you deserve . Waterfront lots with private boat slips in a secure gated community starting at $195,000 Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 www.greatabacoclub.com

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Page 38 The Abaconian August 1st, 2003 Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsBoaters 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. 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.Chris 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 Property This Property is Shown by Appointment Only and is Offered Exclusively by UNDER CONTRACTUNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT 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 Building Materials Windows & Doors Flooring & Roofing Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinets Plumbing Fixtures Paints Lighting Fixtures Electrical Items Hand & Power Tools Garden Supplies & MoreClose to the Port Deliveries ArrangedPhone 561-627-9555 Fax 561-625-33663860 N. Lake Blvd. Lake Park (West Palm Beach)Call for your free catalog WaterWater WaterWater Water MakersMakers MakersMakers 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 Water Well Water Well Water Well Water Well ServicesServices ServicesServices ServicesProfessionally drilled water and drain wells. Serving all of Abaco including: Guana Cay, Elbow Cay, ManOWar Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbour. We case all of our wells down to the water and use professional well screen at the pump levels. Get your well done today to supply your water maker or your home or business.Call us today 242-367-4841 242-367-4842 Call us today 242-367-4842 242-367-4841We also sell, service and install water makersCoopers Town held its home coming over the Independence weekend, July 10 13. On July 11 they held a Coopers Town/Black Wood Queen competition. Four lovely young ladies competed who were, left to right, first runner up Anissa Frank, Queen Antwanae Smith, third runner up LaToya Rolle and second runner up Alexandra Murray.A Queen Was Chosenwas. We commend these brave men for heroism and their many rescue efforts in the islands, and further, for keeping a protective eye on all of us on Abaco.Sandy PointBy Jennifer Hudson On the morning of June 28th young and old alike turned out to assist in phase one of the beautification of the roundabout at the airport in Sandy Point. The project is being funded by the District Council of South Abaco, which has provided flowers and other plants for this venture. The Council is in the process of upgrading all the parks in South Abaco, which includes Sandy Point, Crossing Rocks, Cherokee and Casuarina Point. Kiddie swings will be added to all these parks. Independence was celebrated with special events in South Abaco. On July 6th a PreIndependence Service was held at the Assemblies of God Church in Cherokee. Deputy Administrator, Mr. Jolton Johnson, presented a speech from the Governor General. Each settlement culminated the holiday activities which included fireworks and games featuring hoopla, sack races and other games on the 10th. The Fast Ferry is proving to be very efficient carrying sizeable loads of both passengers and freight between Nassau and Sandy Point. As a result of the very successful recent Homecoming celebrations in Sandy Point, considerable funds were raised towards the completion of the Community Centre there. SouthFrom Page 5

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August 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 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 18.5 Offshore Wahoo, 140 HP Evinrude (motor and trailer incl.) $9000 ONO Nights 366-2014 Photo 23 Century w/200 HP Yamaha. Low hours, mint condition, Bahamian DUTY PAID. Call 366-0347 27 Albin Cabin Cruiser 1986, 140 HP Yanmar diesel. DUTY PAID. Call after 5 3654261 32 Maxum 3200 SCR, 1996, ready for instant cruising, new in 2003, Furno radar, color chart plotter, fish finder, canvas, carpet, fridge, toilet, risers and manifolds, battery charger, etc. $78,950. 386-679-7170. Will cruise at 30-35 mph. Lying Moorings, Marsh Harbour. 32 Island Gypsy sportsfishing trawler, 1982, 8 KW Westerbeke generator, A/C, single Ford Lehman 175 turbo-charged engine. DUTY PAID. $45,000 Call 365-4120 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. Photo 83 Chrysler LaBaron convertible, immaculate condition, $7500. Call 366-3007 84 Ford F 150, extended cab, V-8, A/C, auto, $2500 Call 367-3875 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: 242423-6293 COMMERCIAL SERVICES MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Call Us for All Your Travel Needs Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat 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 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. 3672111 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 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 242-367-4380 E-mail: abaco_biss@hotmail.com Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsDon MacKay Blvd. near Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats 30 x 30 $660 up to a week15 x 15 $440 up to a week Includes set up and disassembly Rent-A-Tent Phone 367-3202 HELP WANTEDInventory Manager needed for progressive retail establishment in Marsh Harbour. Duties require heavy lifting, shipping and receiving. Must be computer literate and flexible to work sales. Job requires organizational skills. Please send resume to: Manager, P.O. Box AB 20121, Marsh Harbour, Abaco DEALS MOBILE SERVICEServing all of Abaco & its Cays Automotive air-conditioning 24 Hour Towing & Unlocking Computer Diagnostics Automotive Service Car lock re-keying Call Johnny 477-5147 Fynes Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay www.Fynes@msn.com Vyronas Health & Variety StoreVitamins & Health FoodBooks on Health & Religion Toys One block West of traffic light in Marsh Harbour Ph: 367-3002 9 am-6 pm Mon -Sat SUNSHINE TRUCKINGFor all your trucking needs Authorized Trained Dealer for TyrFil The Worlds Foremost Deflation-Proof Tire SystemCall Now 367-4061 Fax 3668 For Industrial, Off-the-Road, Golf Cart, Wheelbarrow, Motorcycle, Car & Truck Tires Smart Business Connection Check your E-mail Browse the Internet Make phone calls Secretarial services Laminating Color copying Typing resumes Send & receive faxes Letter drafting & typing US address & mail boxes JCP catalog ordering Conference room rental Contrators quotations And much more. .Don MacKay Blvd. above Dougs Place (Opposite Scotia Bank)Phone: 367-5177 Fax: 367-5176 Photo 89 Ford 150 XLT Lariat, good condition, A/ C, radio, CD. $5,500. Call Donald Sawyer 3654119 or 365-4173 91 Dodge Ram 350 Extended cab, new tires, good cond, auto. $10,000 OBO Call 366-0391 PRICES REDUCED 98 Ford F150 truck, was $16,500 Now $15,500, 1995 Dodge Dakota truck was $9,500 Now $8500 1990 Ford F150 truck, was $10,000 Now $8500. Contact Earl or Noreen at 367-2289 or Jody at 367-5119 Honda Recon 2000 ATV 250 CC asking $4000 OBO Call Don 8-5 at 365-6086, evenings 3656149 evenings Your Ad Could Be Here Call 367-3202 Tyree Pride, the Haitian Sensation Kahagas, the Japanese superstar, against Hack Meyers, former ECW star Ram Man versus Casey Thompson Self proclaimed Mayor of the World Harry Venis and his assistant Vicious Vinne against Cash Money and assistant Alex G The Jamaican Dream took on The Black Heart Ladies WWE superstar Luna Vachon against Kassidy. CentralFrom Page 6 Baby Oswald Hamilton Dave Roberts was born on June 3, 2003 to Timothy and Melissa Roberts of Marsh Harbour. CongCong CongCong Cong rr rr r atulationsatulations atulationsatulations atulationsSr. Manager for Abaco, Mr. Henry Romer, took part and was a good sport in volunteering to be measured in front of the group to illustrate some of the procedures to be discussed and illustrated throughout the day-long session. Attendees were presented with a buffet breakfast and lunch with healthy foods prominently featured. BatelcoFrom Page 10 AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the library.Twin Engine, Turbo Prop, Turbo Jet and Helicopters AvailablePh: 954-938-9508 Fax: 954-938-9509 Cell Ph: 954-647-8278

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