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September 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 11, NUMBER 17, SEPTEMBER 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 Goombay Entertains HundredsBahamian Culture Is Showcased in Dance, Music, Food Abaco celebrated Goombay on two weekends in August. The program of Bahamian entertainment was impressive with dance competitions, nationally reknown artists, fire dancing, limbo, Bahamian food and music. The festivity took place in Marsh Harbours new Goombay Park located to the west of the new freight dock. The large area directly on the water proved to be an excellent location. The Marsh Harbour Improvement Committee is overseeing the construction of booths and the landscaping.Nassau Golfers Enjoy Treasure Cay CourseSix golf teams, most of them from Nassau, competed in a friendly golf tournament at Treasure Cay on August 17. They were invited to the event sponsored by the Bahamas Fast Ferries and Treasure Cay Resort as a familiarization tour to promote the convenient tra vel available now with the ferry service between Nassau and Sandy Point. The golfers were able to bring their cars and enjoyed the ferry trip on the modern fast ferry as part of their holiday weekend. They are shown here just before teeing off. See story on page 5 By Jennifer Hudson Despite earlier inclement weather, the Abaco Goombay Summer celebrations got off to a fun-filled start on August 15th. A large crowd of both tourists and local residents turned out to enjoy the first Goombay celebration of the summer. The event was declared open by Ms. Agatha Marcel, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, who expressed how much she always enjoys being in Abaco. I was impressed, she said,by the large attendance and the new location which shows a lot of promise. I would like to be able to attend again next year to see the progress of Goombay Park. Following the official opening, the Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band made its grand entry and kept the audience enthralled for the next thirty minutes with their melodious selections and intricate and impressive marching skills. Towards the end of their routine, the Drum Major, with much ceremony and a salute, presented the baton to ASP Clarence Russell. The Drum Major returned to his position in front of the band and surprised everyone by performing some Please see Goombay Page 4Abaco Scout Joins U.S. Scouts Goombay Includes Police BandAbaco Scout, Latario Moss, in the red shirt, joined a troop of U.S. Scouts in the High Adventure Sea Base Sailing Program for a weeks experience at sea. Latario is a student at Abaco Central High School in Murphy Town. Please see his story on page 28. By Portia Jonsson If you missed the All Abaco Regatta Committees Calypso Cruise aboard the M/ V Legacy on August 9th, you missed a whale of a time. Hundreds, old and young, from Crown Haven in the north to Sandy Point in the south, gathered at the port of Marsh Harbour anxiously awaiting to set sail for a night of fun. Committee Chairman, Mr. Jackson McIntosh, said he could not believe his eyes when he turned the corner toward the new dock and saw all of those people. Despite the M/V Legacy arriving late and departing 30 minutes behind schedule, this did not dampen the crowds spirit. But not everyone at the dock was there for the boat cruise, many spectators came just to see the boat off. Before the boat was able to leave, port police officers carried out an inspection. Over 300 party persons were on board the boat when it finally left the dock. The moonlit night was beautiful, the seas were calm and everything went smoothly without inLegacy Boat Cruise Is a Success Please see Cruise Page 6

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Page 2 The Abaconian September 1st, 2003 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICEICE ICEICE ICE RENTALRENTAL RENTALRENTAL RENTAL BIKESBIKES BIKESBIKES BIKES By Candace Key Hope Town School student, Katie Joseph, and teacher and principal, Mrs. Candace Key, were proud to represent The Bahamas recently in Portsmouth, Dominica, at a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization) sandwatch conference. Grades 5 and 6 at the Hope Town School had joined schools throughout the Caribbean and Pacific Islands for an associated school program called sandwatch. This project was a detailed, hands-on beach monitoring project that ran for the past year. Schools that embraced the project grappled, measured, counted, compared and tabulated such things as types of sand on their test site beach, types of vegetation, water quality, wave heights and frequency, collective beach debris, number of beach users (walkers, swimmers, boaters and snorkelers), tide measurements, beach erosion and pollution, wind speed and current direction. The work the students did was directly correlated into all classroom subjects. This conference was the culmination of Phase I of the project. We flew to Puerto Rico, enjoying a tour of old San Juan, before flying on to Dominica, which is nicknamed The Nature Isle. The trip across the tropical mountain chain to our conference site of Portsmouth, the second largest town in Dominica after the capital, Roseau, was nothing short of spectacular. Lush, green hillsides led down to the ocean beaches with brightly painted boats bobbling in the surf. Banana plantations were scattered throughout the mountain regions, all sporting bright blue protective bags covering the stalks of bananas. We were already in love with this island before we ever reached our conference destination. We stayed at the Portsmouth Beach Hotel where bright green iguanas basked on the lawns that led down to the dark volcanic sand beaches. The conference site was a five-minute drive away at the Portsmouth Cruise Ship Berth. It was actually the Calirits National Park site. Calirits means goat and evidently goats were once in great abundance around the ruins of an old fort at this historical site. A climb to the ruins gave you a spectacular view of the mountainous island. We met approximately 50 teachers and students just like us who had been doing beach monitoring work for this project. It only took about an hour for everyone to become acquainted and then good friends through the friendly and helpful personalities of the conference directors, Dr. Alexandra Burton James, Secretary General of UNESCO for Dominica, and Dr. Gillian Cambers, beach erosion expert and author serving as a UNESCO consultant. Countries present were Cuba, Dominican Republic, Curacao, Seychelles, Cook Island, Palau, British Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts and Nevis, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenedines, St. Lucia, Grenada, Guyana, and three Dominican schools. We set up our projects and the individual school students began their presentations. Katie and I were shocked at some of the problems several groups encountered while working on this project. We were proud to have had a safe, beautiful beach as our test site. Interspersed with various presentations was practice time for students to work on their skit and teachers to hold work groups to work on Phase II of the project. The second part of sandwatch will feature schools making positive changes to their test site beaches now that they have monitored them. St. Kitts and Nevis reported on their ingenious recycling project using ground up glass bottles mixed with cement to make benches. The students do all the work for this creative eco-product! Dominican cultural dance and instrument groups got all the students up and dancing. The five days were full and activity packed. One afternoon we visited the ruins of Calirits Fort and one afternoon we went whale watching. Long relaxing after-dinner chats with new friends at our open air restaurant on the sea was like taking an actual trip to these islands. The night sounds of the elusive little green frogs (coqui) have always been one of my favorite. The food was great definitely Caribbean. Bananas, pineapple, guava jam, passion fruit juice, homemade bread, fish chicken, plantain, breadfruit, casava and black beans and rice no one complained! One the final day educational dignitaries attended our closing ceremonies where each student proudly displayed and explained the symbolism of their countrys flag. Group reports were made on our decisions for the second phase of the program and the students very professionally presented their skits. We all promised to keep in touch and many of us are E-mailing already. We hope to be able to meet again next year on another chosen Caribbean island to hear of each teams improvements to their beach. We were fortunate to be able to stay one extra day, and we used that day to its fullest, touring several national parks with our friends from Curacao, the Dominican Republic and one of the Dominican teachers who was a superb guide. The mountains, boiling volcanic lake, waterfalls, sea views, friendly people, beautiful little communities with French names and people who are proud of their country all lent themselves to a perfect working vacation for us. By the way, it must be a healthy island to live on the oldest woman in the world, reported to be 117 years old lives in Portsmouth. In her same community there are several other people over the age of 100. It is also the only island that still has Carib Indians. They make absolutely beautiful baskets. I would highly recommend this unique island to anyone who is adventurous and enjoys being out of doors touring national wonders. There are no fancy hotels on Dominica and all the resorts are owned by Dominicans, who are very anxious to make sure you enjoy your time with them. Getting around is easy buses (vans) run all over the place all the time. You simply hail one, pile in and off you go. One of our drivers was a Carib Indian, and I really enjoyed talking to him. Everyone speaks English but they easily slip into Creole with each other proof of their French background. The U.S. dollar is worth a bit more than $2 Dominican so money changing is necessary. They are happy to receive U.S. dollars. We wish wed had just a couple more days because there are fast ferries that will take you to the neighboring islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, (quite inexpensively, I might add) for a days tour. If youre looking for a new vacation experience, try Dominica. Youll not be disappointed.Hope T. Student Attends UNESCO ConferenceKatie Joseph represented the Hope Town School at a recent UNESCO conference held on Dominica. The school has done a years study of a test site beach, keeping detailed records. Katie is shown here as she presents the report on the results of the school study.

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September 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. FOREST DRIVE Residential lots 100 ft. x 233 ft. and 104 ft. x 208 ft. Internet Ref. #1822. $40,000 each. 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 HOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAY Internet Reference #1813 3 bedroom 2 bath home 2,048 sq. ft. of living space Cathedral ceilings, covered verandahs & Bermuda roof Central A/C Ocean views Near Tahiti Beach Dock access & landscaped Fully Furnished$600,000 REGATTAS OF ABACO MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #8052 bed 2 bath condoGround Floor unitCentral a/c, granite countertops, tiled floors, appliancesPool & Tennis CourtRental Managment available$199,000 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 $130,000UNDER CONTRACT ARIEL VIEW LOTS FOR SALE HOME FOR SALEUNDER CONTRACT Damianos Realty Co. congratulates Leslie Pinder in his new role as Regional Manager for the Abacos. We wish him all the best! Leslie Pinder leslie@damianos.com 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 SUNRISE POINT BEST DEAL ON THE OCEANHOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAYInternet Reference #16592b/1b, 800 square feetAdditional 800sq. closed in for expansionFully furnishedGreat area to surfExcellent rental history$649,000LUBBERS QUARTERS Flip Flops Beautiful beach bungalow on 1.19 acres with dock. Sandy white beach with breathtaking sunsets. Property has lush landscaping and nature trails. Numerous improvements. $395,000. Internet Ref. #1851Tahiti Beach

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Page 4 The Abaconian September 1st, 2003 AbacoWholesaleFRESH PRODUCE CHOICE MEATS GROCERIES SUPPLIES EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR FAMOUS BRANDS DON MACKAY BLVD.MARSH HARBOUR,ABACO.(242) 367-2020/8 FAX:(242) 367-2242 OPEN MON-FRI 8:30 AM 5:00 PM AND SAT 8:00 AM-1:00 PM The more you buy, the more you save.UNBEATABLE SELECTION. UNBEATABLE PRICE. Call us at Abaco Wholesale today and ask about our volume buying because the more you buy, the more you save! very REAL moves to the music, much to the delight of the crowd. Sgt. Johnson, who choreographs all of the marching drills, said, He had the idea of adding the Dance as a crowd pleaser. It certainly was an unexpected slice of humour. The Pop section of the Police Band performed later in the evening. There were many other performances to keep the audience entertained throughout the evening including a special guest performance by Sweet Emily, a native fashion show and dance, juggling display fire dance by Queen Pepper and limbo by the Obeah Man, who proved his strength and muscular control by limboing under the bar while actually holding another person; Ms. Winsome Ferguson of the Ministry of Tourism being the daring lady who accepted the challenge. Visitors to Abaco enjoyed the dance contests, trivia contests and giveaways while all from near and far enjoyed the wonderful selections of native food and drinks. The conch stand at the Goombay celebration was very popular with both Bahamians and visitors. Eleven well constructed booths, each with water and electricity, are colorfully painted, adding to the festive atmosphere of the park. Fire dancer Pepper mingles with the crowd during her spectacular performance at the Goombay party. This popular display of Bahamian culture is greatly appreciated by both visitors and locals. Hundreds enjoyed the show on two nights during August at the newly christened Marsh Harbour Goombay Park. 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 Please see Goombay Page 24 GoombayFrom Page 1Goombay Festivities Attracts HundredsSupport Citizens Against Crime

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September 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 5 Established 1929 OFFICIAL ROLEX RETAILER BAHAMASA Tradition of Shopping ExcellenceDrayton Pilcher Manager Tel: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 Tel: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 Tel: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 Tel: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 Tel: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 WATCHES JEWELLERY PERFUMES LEATHER CIGARS CLINIQUE MAKE-UP P.O. Box 20084, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas(next to Mangoes Restaurant on the Harbour)Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 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 367-3623Open 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 SundaysMany happy golfers converged on Treasure Cay for a weekend of golf and camaraderie on August 15-17. Bahamas Fast Ferries and Treasure Cay Hotel organized a golf familiarization tour for golfers from Nassau. A total of 36 golfers competed in a friendly tournament, mostly from Nassau but with one team from Abaco. Six clubs in Nassau were invited to each send four members to compete. The golfers were able to bring their cars to Abaco on the SeaWind ferry into Sandy Point, then drove to Treasure Cay. Two other teams competed, one from Abaco and the other from the Bahamas Ferry company. Their smiles were somewhat faded after their first round of golf on Saturday morning. They found the course challenging and vowed to play another round that afternoon and a round again the next morning to bring their scores to more acceptable numbers. The awards dinner was on Saturday night at the Spinnaker Restaurant with an excellent dinner under Chef Elliott Sawyers skillful management. The winning team was the Bahamas Golf Federation Southern Division Executives while the Hertz Stalkers came in second. Both these teams won a golfing package at the resort. The prizes for the winners of the longest drive and the closest to the pin won trips on the SeaWind The other teams competing were the Saturday Morning Fun Group, the Mighty Centurions, The Syndicate, the Treasure Cay Resort, the Palm Dale, and Bahamas Fast Ferries teams. Some of the men expected that their clubs would be coming to Abaco in the future to enjoy Abaco and play golf. The Bahamas Fast Ferry provides a great way for Nassau residents to enjoy Abaco. They can come on Friday evening, as the golfers did, and The eager golfers from Nassau are shown warming up with baskets of practice balls. The first place finishers of the golf tournament held in Treasure Cay on August 16 are presented with their prize a complimentary stay at the resort. The winning team was the Bahamas Golf Federation Southern Divison Executives. Shown above are, left to right, Mr. Jos Konsten, General Manager of the resort, Rhett Storr, Peter McIntosh and Dion Godet. The fourth team member, Kendal Munro, is not pictured.Nassau Golfers Enjoy Weekend at Treasure Cayreturn to Nassau on Sunday evening. Treasure Cay Resort will be offering packages including rooms and meals to encourage this type of tourism. It Pays to Advertise

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Page 6 The Abaconian September 1st, 2003 Get everything you need to make the most of your tropical adventures. Bristol Wines & Spirits stores are in the right place for stocking up on what you need right now, and theduty-freeyoull need for later. Bring this ad to any of our convenient locations today and save 10%.NASSAUChesapeake Road Paradise Island East Bay Street Marine CH 16 Blake Road (Airport/Lyford Cay) East/West HighwayELEUTHERAHarbour Island King StreetFREEPORTRoyal Oasis Cedar StreetABACOMarsh Harbour Treasure Key Marina Boat Harbour Marina Get to the right Place forWines & SpiritsDelivery Service Available.BRINGINTHISADAND GETA10% DISCOUNT By Portia Jonsson On July 22nd twelve players of the Kemps Quickweld Rebels Basketball Team along with coach Cay Russell traveled to Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos, to compete in the Southern Caribbean Championship. Players from Dundas Town, Murphy Town, Moores Island and other Abaco communities made up this team. The basketball games were staged at the Predators Basketball Court in Providenciales. The Kemps Quickweld Rebels advanced to the final round in the championship but lost the game by only one point in overtime. The final score was 98-97. Coach Cay Russell said it was a good trip and a great learning 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) 367-3219cident. Entertainers KB and Terez Hepburn from Nassau had the crowd moving and grooving the whole night. KB performed his hit songs to the delight of the crowd along with other calypso and soca music. A.J the DJ also provided music during the evening. A Big Butt contest was staged and participants were asked to strut their stuff. Six very brave ladies took on the challenge. The sponger move dance was also demonstrated. Chicken dinners were on sale during the boat cruise together with beer, mixed and soft drinks. Around 12:30 a.m. the Legacy made its way back to port. Everyone was still having a good time and no wanted the boat cruise to end. Many people said what a great timeLocal Basketball Team Competes in Tournamentexperience for the team. Because of this trip Mr. Russell said eight basketball teams will be visiting Abaco for three days over the October 12th holiday weekend. During the teams five-day stay in Turks and Caicos they met with Mr. Daryl Miller of ZNS Bahamas at the WIV Cable TV and Radio Station who interviewed the team live on radio. Mr. Russell wishes to thank their many sponsors, especially Kenneth Winters and Willert Home Products, for providing the team with uniforms. Special thanks to Tanker Williams, host of the tournament, and Susan Schaible of North Shore Travel for changing their tickets at the last minute. The Kemps Quickweld Rebels shown above played in a Southern Caribbean Championship held in Turks and Caicos Islands in July. They lost the championship by only one point. They are shown here with their coach, Mr. Cay Russell, and Mr. Daryl Miller of ZNS, both seated center. The players are, left to right, Jamal Hepburn, Josh McPhee, Lawrence Collie, Mark Douglas, Tyrone Rasta Albury, Gerard Douglas and Patrick Albury. Seated on the right is Marvin Bootle. they had and cannot wait for the next one. During the All Abaco Regatta Committee meeting held on August 11th the members declared the calypso cruise a success. Jackson McIntosh said the committee should be proud of the effort made to make the cruise a success. He believes the All Abaco Regatta Committee has started something for many other groups to follow. He is certain we well see other boat cruises. CruiseFrom Page 1 Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!

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Page 8 The Abaconian September 1st, 2003Service Was ExceptionalDear Editor, My wife and I had the pleasure of spending two weeks on Abaco, Bahamas, on Green Turtle Cay. There are many, many treasures on Green Turtle Cay and Abaco. One of the greatest treasures on Green Turtle Cay is the Ministry of Health Community Health Clinic operated by Warren Knowles, RN. He is truly an angel of mercy and kindness. I was recovering from cataract surgery and had to have eye drops several times a day. I left the US in such a hurry that I neglected to insure that I had enough eye drops for the The Editor Says . Time for a Business ReviewGenerally Speaking . .National DilemnasDavid RalphLetters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the EditorBy S. Timothy Roberts Progress does not come without effort or sacrifice and the wherewithal to change. However, it seems we are entrenched in the quagmire of bad and selfish attitudes. Ready to Compete? The dilemma is that this problem we have within us does not go well with the structure of our economy. It is nearly impossible to give the quality of service expected in the tourism industry with these attitudes which plague our workforce. The question we must ask ourselves is, Do we want to become like other Caribbean countries with devalued money and a lower standard of living than we now enjoy? It is a serious question that begs our immediate attention. The problems will not go away if we ignore them or wait for someone else to make the changes necessary. We must act. We must motivate ourselves to excel, going above and beyond the call of duty, for the greater good of ourselves and our country. These pervasive changes need to go beyond just the tourism sector. Every part of this countrys economy needs the focus and drive to encourage quality services. As the FTAA looms steadily on the horizon, it seems we have not yet made any preparations to be competitive. It will be the whole country which will suffer for the lack of every individual trying. We each have within us the ability we need to do the best we can for our countrys sake. We will fail if we do not strive together. Competitive Edge As we face these more competitive times for the whole of our economy we still lag seriously far behind in technology. So not only do we lack the right attitudes in the face of continued progress, but we lack the sufficient technology to get there. Realizing there are many things afoot, such as the upgrade of cellular phones to GSM (this allows e-mail access and other internet related features in a digital wireless device), the recent marketing of DSL and Cable Modems and other newer technologies coming on stream, one is still left to wonder is it too little, too late? While these improvements are vastly necentire time I was in Green Turtle Cay. I started to panic but Martha of Sids Grocery told me to go see if the nurse at the Health Clinic could help me. I went to the clinic as soon as it opened where I met Warren, who had just finished his practice session playing the organ. He was very gracious and sympathetic to my situation. He asked that I come back later that morning which would give him enough time to confer with the doctor and also see if the pharmacy in Marsh Harbor had the eye drops or its equivalent. Not only did Warren locate the exact eye drops but he arranged for the prescription to be brought back from the Marsh Harbor pharmacy. Warren told me to come back at 5:30 p.m. the same day to pick-up my prescription. I was never so grateful to get medicine in my whole life. During this entire episode my wife (who is a registered nurse) and I had a tour of the Community Health Clinic in Green Turtle Cay. We were very impressed with the professionalism and technical expertise of Warren Knowles and the operation of the clinic. The clinic was very well organized and represented the highest standard of care available anywhere in the world. We were very privileged visitors to have had the opportunity to experience Bahamian hospitality and compassion. Thanks for a vacation we will never forget. Jay and Shirley Davidson Elizabethtown, KentuckyProblems with Softball AssociationEditor, Listening to the sports talk show on August 21, 2003, I came to the conclusion that the Abaco Softball Association is making up the rules as they go along as it pleases Coopers Town teams. Concerning the softball field at Man-O-War Cay, we have ben playing softball about 43 years at that field. Championship games and all no problem. Both teams have the same field to play on. I have a solution for the Softball Association of Abaco. Let Texaco Pirates play their playoff games on a neutral field such as Murphy Town softball field. See what the excuse will be then. Concerning Andrews suspension, how could they convict Andrew when he was not there to defend his actions. How could they take one mans word and not the other mans word. They were Police, Judge and Jury. Bottom line is very clear. They are very scared to lose. Van McDonald Long Time Softball Player September and October are traditionally slow months for those in the forefront of the tourism industry. Various schemes are underway to expand the fall tourism segment of the economy. Some businesses support this move. Others feel a fall break is warranted to refresh the business as well as the minds and spirits of the owners and employees. However, everyone agrees that the fall tourism business is definitely very slow. It may surprise some but these are good months for the grocery, furniture and marine stores as well as the building supply yards if the fall fishing season is doing well. The fishing industry on Abaco is substantial but is little seen or understood by those not directly associated with it. This is a good time for management of any business to review the past year to see where the strengths and weaknesses of the business lie. The successful areas should be analyzed and expanded. A five or ten percent increase in annual sales in a profitable area will mean more money in the bank. A five percent increase is realistic while achieving a ten percent increase is a more difficult goal. On the other hand devoting time and resources to marginal areas of the business may be necessary but will not yield noticeable rewards. A five or ten percent increase in sales to a marginal area will not materially affect the overall revenue. A marketing drive to bring more visitors might use this strategy. A five per cent gain from a focused promotion is considered worthwhile. For example, if 50,000 visitors come from Florida, a promotion there giving a five percent visitor increase will bring an additional 2,500 persons. In contrast, Europe is viewed as a growth area since few visitors come from there. However, if 1,000 visitors now come from Europe, a five percent increase from a marketing effort there would bring only 50 additional persons. It is obvious in this instance that the effort should go to toward promotions in Florida. The same basic principle is true whether we are analyzing the numbers of visitors or the revenue from the various aspects of our business. We watched in amazement 30 years ago as a small resort worked to fill empty rooms with travel agents during slow periods. The agents got free or discounted airline tickets and paid only for their meals. The agents were not kept at the resort but were encouraged to explore the area. In fact, they were urged to eat lunch elsewhere to give them better concepts of the entire area and not just be familiar with the host resort. Extra effort was made to see that the agents enjoyed themselves. Since the agents paid for their meals, the kitchen did not operate at a loss and the cost to the facility was minimal only the expense for the maid and laundry. During off seasons one of the resort owners traveled to industry shows, usually with discounted tickets, and promoted the resort. It did not take long before agents were sending paying clients and the resorts weekly bank deposits increased. This specific strategy or model may not work for all businesses but the basic analytical concept does apply. An accounting system giving expenses and revenue for the various activities of the business will indicate areas to be promoted and expanded. And it will show up areas which are not pulling their weight and which need to be improved. There may be areas which will never prove to be profitable. The slow fall season is a good time to explore creative business strategies. Magazines focused on your particular business are an excellent source of innovation and business ideas. Something under five dollars a month will usually bring a new magazine monthly with fresh ideas and viewpoints to be studied and possibly implemented. Magazines, journals and newsletters are available for virtually every kind of business. These publications should not be hoarded by owners and management but should be shared with employees. Owners and managers get ideas and inspirations from traveling and looking at similar businesses. Employees do not usually view traveling as an exercise related to their employment. However, if only one new concept or piece of knowledge is absorbed from each magazine, the expense is worthwhile. These industry oriented-publications are an inexpensive and excellent way to get up to date on methods, materials and other relevant issues relating to your specific business. Doctors understand this principle very well and usually subscribe to several medical journals as a way to keep abreast of medical advances. Our slow fall season is an excellent time for creativity with those aspects actually seen by your customers. Is your business entrance attractive? Do the potted plants need to be changed? Are there areas that need painting? Is upholstery getting shabby or faded? Are outside signs showing their age? Signs well past their prime suggest the facilities inside may be in a similar condition. Do menus and bulletin boards look their best? Should restrooms be modernized? Women will notice and appreciate changes here immediately. Other ways to increase business volume are less obvious. Efforts by the Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Tourism are directed toward improving visitor arrivals in general. More visitors to Abaco do not specifically mean more visitors to your business. However, more people do help the overall Abaco economy which benefits us all directly or indirectly. More people mean more rooms filled, more meals served, more boats and cars rented and so on. We all benefit. Lets spend the fall looking objectively at our businesses to prepare them for the winter season so we can all enjoy the fruits of a better economy. Please see Roberts Page 9 Please see Letters Page 9AThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Margo Albury, Dr. Kenneth Dickie, Candace Key, Latario Moss Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use form on Page 9Abacos most compete 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$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface $95 Austrailia surface

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September 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code + Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 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 By Portia Jonsson In a perfect world our children would be safe from all harm. They could play with friends and go off to school without any worries or concerns. But this is the real world. And although most kids grow up without any serious negative experiences, we as parents have to do our best to prepare them in case they are ever in danger or threatened in any way. During the month of May three young boys Jake Grant, Mackinson Colas and Deangello McKenzie and just recently in July another boy, Junior Reme, went missing without a trace on Grand Bahama. As a mother of two small children, I cannot begin to imagine what the parents, family and friends of these missing boys are going through. Not a day goes by without my thinking about these boys and wondering what could have happened to them. There was time when I believed things like this only occurred in other countries and not the Bahamas. Well, I no longer believe this. This tragedy is a wake up call for all of us that our children may not be as safe as we think, not even on Abaco. The primary responsibility of risk reduction must fall on parents and other care givers. While expecting kids to keep themselves safe is unrealistic, that does not mean that they should not learn some basic rules about avoiding danger. Be sure they know: They should never get into a car, even with someone familiar, without checking with a parent first. Unfamiliar adults should not be asking children for help, they should be asking other adults. If an adult asks your child for help but your child does not know him or her, tell them to first come check with you. If an unfamiliar adult asks your child to go with him or her, your child must check with you first. Parents are often concerned that teaching their children self-protection skills will counteract their desire for their children to be helpful, considerate people. But if the rules hinge on checking with you first, YOU are taking the responsibility for making difficult judgments rather than leaving it with the child. In addition, be sure your kids know: They can ALWAYS talk to you about any situation in which they feel unsafe. This is not tattling; it is staying safe (and take them seriously every time until you understand the situation fully). Remind them that they need to tell you right away. It is okay for a child to say NO (and loudly) to an adult if he or she is making your child feel unsafe. They need to know their own address, how to reach you, where to go for help if you are not home or they are not close to home. If an adult forcibly grabs them, they should scream as loudly and fight as hard as they can. It is important to keep in mind that we are asking our children to respond to a situation they are likely to never encounter, involving an unknown person in unfamiliar circumstances. Rather than relying on children to correctly identify dangerous situations, parents can do a lot to reduce the opportunity for the event to occur in the first place. Limit play areas to indoors, fenced backyards or public areas where adults and children are present. Establish a rule with your children that they may not, under any circumstances, leave that area unless they check with you first. Establish rules for when children are walking to and from school, a friends house, an after-school activity, that they always walk with at least one other friend (and the more, the better) or an adult or responsible teen (especially for younger children) and follow a pre-established route. Get to know your neighbors and work to establish a sense of community in which everyone, even those without children at home, takes responsibility for the children within that neighborhood. Talk with, not at, your kids about dangerous situations. Find out how they perceive the risk of different situations. Be especially attentive to your children who are very social, eager to please, compliant or relatively fearless. It will be harder for children with these personality characteristics to follow the personal safely rules when they are actually in a situation. Help your kids recognize potentially dangerous BEHAVIOUR and WORDS rather than asking them to make character judgments that even adults find difficult to make. The most common lures are: Incentive lures: I have some toys in my car that you can have. Authority lures: Your mom could not come to pick you up so she asked me if I would. Conversation lures: In this case, the abductor may have somehow discovered the childs name (on their clothing or backpack), giving the child the impression that the adult knows her or him. Assistance lures: I need help carrying these to my car could you help me? Make sure that ALL of your childs care givers including extended family members know your rules and promise to abide by them, including where to play, when to check first, when they need to supervise (physically be present with the child). Keep a recent photograph (within six months). Know your childs current height, weight and eye colour. While it is not realistic to put our heads in the sand and pretend that there is no danger to our children, it is neither healthy nor helpful to dwell on our fears. Having a greater understanding of the danger and arming ourselves and children with preventive solutions can help move us beyond the paCapt. 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 ElectronicsKeeping Our Children Safe RobertsFrom Page 8 essary and will no doubt improve the efficiency of businesses and possibly stimulate more enterprises to expand, there is, I feel, a definite void that is yet to be filled. The de-monopolization of BTC and other government owned corporations would serve to infuse this sector with much needed energy and life as companies that are not only interested, but well connected to the technology industry strive to implement updated and relevant improvements. We are in dire need of innovative thinkers who see the broad possibilities available through improved technologies. The internet is expected to grow tremendously within the next few years, creating exponential wealth for those who properly harvest the technologies now available. We cannot afford to be so far behind in this arena. We will miss out on the billions of dollars made on the internet unless we progress. If Barbados has a branch of Microsoft, why cant we? Your editorial on the boating fee missed one important point. Tourists, investors and homeowners base their decisions as to where to go in part on whether the country is governed by law and imposes reasonable laws based on reasonable procedures. The Bahamas suffered because of this for many years. The last government went a long way toward restoring faith, but this faith can be easily shattered. The method in which the fee was imposed smacks of a banana republic, as does the fact that when you pay your $300, you dont know what period of time its good for. The Bahamas cannot make very many mistakes of this kind without losing the reputation it has built up over the last ten years. A Second Home Owner from Connecticut LettersFrom Page 8 It Pays toAdvertiseA Viewpointralysis of fear toward a healthy, balanced approach to living in a world where danger exists.

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Page 10 The Abaconian September 1st, 2003 )-20(\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000)]TJ ET /CS0 CS 0.137 0.122 0.125 SCN 2.04 w 1000 M 31.02 394.98 357.96 -357.96 re S BT 0.137 0.122 0.125 scn /GS0 gs /TT1 1 Tf 0.0478 Tc 0.0643 Tw 14 0 0 14 134.64 168.84 Tm (For More Information: Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530P.O. Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Visit our office on Front Street One Call Does It All Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Transportation & Logistics Services Freight Forwarding Ship Agencies Cargo Management Consulting Services\000\000\000\000\000\000)Tj 2.9412 Tc (\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000)Tj ET q 1 0 0 1 103.26 396 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 103.26 382.92 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 103.26 369.96 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 103.26 277.8 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 103.26 263.28 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 103.26 248.76 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 103.26 234.24 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 103.26 219.72 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 103.26 205.32 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 103.26 190.92 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 103.26 176.52 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 360 0 0 576 399.15 36 cm /Im3 Do Q /CS2 CS 0 SCN 0.96 w 399.63 611.52 359.04 -575.04 re S /CS0 CS 0.137 0.122 0.125 SCN /GS0 gs 399.63 611.52 359.04 -575.04 re S BT /TT5 1 Tf 0 Tc 14 0 0 14 437.28 383.64 Tm (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 Central Abaco NewsAbaco Karate AcademyBy Jennifer Hudson Abaco Karate Academy will reopen for the fall on September 8 at the Anglican Parish Hall. Classes are held on Mondays and The dump for Central Abaco was closed for one day on August 13 due to poor maintenance which resulted in debris piling up and extending almost to the entrance. The contractor responsible for maintaining the dump did not have the equipment necessary for keeping it clean. An outside company was hired to clean it up. First a D-8 tractor, then two smaller dozers pushed the debris to the western boundary, covering it and cleaning the area. It is the largest dump in the Family Islands outside of Freeport. Collection of garbage and mainenance of the dump is the largest item in the budgets of both the towns and districts. Shown above are two bulldozers cleaning the dump for Central Abaco. This dump accepts garbage from Dundas Town, Murphy Town and small contractors servicing Marsh Harbour. The contractor for collecting the Marsh Harbour domestic garbage and for all containers around Marsh Harbour, E and D Waste, maintains its own private dump which is kept very clean and sanitary. Wednesdays for students aged from four years and up and classes usually average about 35 to 40 students. Mr. Churton Toote, who has been running the Karate Academy since 1992, is a 5th Degree Black Belt who stresses self-discipline. When the children arrive for class, says Mr. Toote, each child has to show that he or she has completed all homework. If not, then that is done before the child can participate in class. He finds that parents often bring their children to karate looking for discipline. Since the inception of the Academy, four students have obtained their black belts and Joey Bass and Krista Kelly are presently preparing for their black belt exams. An instructor comes over from the United States once each year to assess the work of the Academy This is the garbage truck which picks up garbage from residences in Muphy Town and Dundas Town. Garbage can be tossed in the large opening along both sides of the truck. It is operated by Alex Archer of Dundas Town. and to examine the students for their black belt. At least three times per year students from the Academy travel to Florida to compete in Touch Tournaments in which they are always very successful. The system Mr. Toote utilises is NISEI GOJU RYU and his classes include karate, wrestling, kick boxing and hand boxing. He says, I am always looking for new ways and means to bring some innovation to the classes. Please see Central Page 11

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September 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 11 BellasFurniture & Accessories ROOMS TO GO Bellas Furniture Bellas Furniture Bellas Furniture Bellas Furniture Bellas Furniture&Western AutoAnnual Sale!Carpet & Appliances20% OFF20% OFF 20% OFF20% OFF 20% OFFFurniture20-40% OFF 20-40% OFF 20-40% OFF 20-40% OFF 20-40% OFFSale Begins September 1st Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391 Students from the Academy can often be seen at events in Marsh Harbour as they put on an average of five demonstrations a year as a community service.Real Estate Office RelocatesBy Portia Jonsson On August 1st Abaco Real Estate moved its office to the Percy Archer Building between Alexis Fashions and Trinity Custom Brokerage on Queen Elizabeth Drive. Joining the team is Mr. Bill Thompson. Office hours are 9 a.m. 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday and the telephone number remains the same 367-2719. The company has moved to allow Abaco Insurance to expand as the two companies were sharing a building on Stratton Drive.Texaco Promotes Buckle UpBy Jennifer Hudson The Texaco gas station on Don MacKay Boulevard was buzzing with activity on August 16th with Radio Abaco adding to the excitement during the first phase of Texacos Summer Promotion which is aimed at getting people to BUCKLE UP. With the purchase of at least ten dollars John Harold and Michelle Bethell spotted a Melaleuca tree in a swale alongside the Great Abaco Highway just south of Bahamas Hot Mix. Melaleuca is one of THE WORST of invasive plants in The Bahamas and it is important that it be kept out of Abaco. If anyone sees these trees growing along the roads, mark the location and let someone in Friends know so they can be removed. Melaleuca has a habit of dispersing seeds when it is cut or stressed so it is important to keep track of where trees were destroyed for follow up. The tree is easy to identify as the white paper bark peels when the tree is older. It has distinctive stiff leaves which have a camphorlike or medicinal smell when crushed. The tree shown here is not growing but was cut before being destroyed. Call 367-5822 if you think you have seen a Melaleuca. worth of gas the customer is given a Play It Safe game card which will be punched with every purchase of gas. After five punches the card is complete and will go into a drawing for a $10,000 dollar prize. There will be three drawings throughout the month of August. Radio Abaco will be broadcasting live for each of the drawings. At the end of the proMore Central Abaco News NewsFrom Page 10 motion all tickets will be sent into Nassau for the $10,000 Jackpot. During each of the one-hour live promotions on Radio Abaco, a $25 gift certificate will be given to every 10th customer. Texaco says, In the game of life, play it safe. Buckle up. Wear your seatbelt. Ansula McDonald spent the summer working in the office of the Bahamas Police Force Department in Central Abaco. She did secretarial work and assisted in many departments. The police staff found her to be very helpful and were impressed with her ability and her initiative. She is a recent graduate of Abaco Central High School. She is shown here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gary McDonald on the left and ASP Clarence Russell, Police Chief of Abaco, behind her. Marsh Harbours Newest RestaurantFeaturing Bahamian and International Cuisine Owned and operated by Barbara Simmons Over 20 years of experience feeding hungry people Real food at real prices All are WelcomeOpen 7 Days a Week Serving Breakfast & Lunch 8 am until 3 pm Fridays 6 pm 9 pm for Dinner VHF Ch 9 367-2922 Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour

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Page 12 The Abaconian September 1st, 2003 Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .Floor Tiles from 6" x 6" up to 18" x 18" Wall Tiles in 4" x 4" 6" x 6" 6" x 8" up to 10" x 16" We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optional Abaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display Bibles and Bible Cases Adult & Childrens Books Greeting CardsWide Selection of Bahamian & Cook Books Come and Check Us Out! Open Mon. Fri. 9-5 Sat. 9-12Gift Items Gospel Music NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE!WERE MOVING WERE MOVING WERE MOVING WERE MOVING WERE MOVING...As of Sept. 1st, we will be located between Computer Creations and Electronic World on Don MacKay Blvd. Servicing:Servicing: Servicing:Servicing: Servicing: Copystar Konica Kyocera/Mita Minolta Ricoh Sharp Xerox Copier & Laser Printer Copier & Laser Printer Copier & Laser Printer Copier & Laser Printer Copier & Laser Printer Toner Cartridge Refilling: Toner Cartridge Refilling: Toner Cartridge Refilling: Toner Cartridge Refilling: Toner Cartridge Refilling: Canon Hewlet Packard Lexmark Sharp XeroxYoung Diver Earns CertificateBy Isobel Sherman Tannique Pratt entered Abaco Central High School as a Grade 10 student last December, transferring from Andros. She was the only female in the Grade 10 marine biology class. In order to take marine biology a student must be able to swim as the beginners SCUBA course is done in conjunction with Kay Politano of Abaco Dive Adventures. Tannique took the SCUBA course by storm and found that she had a love for diving. At age 15 she was offered an internship at Abaco Dive Adventures for the summer. For each dive she worked in the shop or on the boat she would be able to get a dive. At the same time she was studying to get her Advanced SCUBA Certificate. With over 30 dives including one 130foot dive at the Sandy Point wall, and one 125-foot dive at the wreck of the Deborah K Tannique was awarded her Advance SCUBA Certification. She was presented her certificate at Abaco Dive Adventure by Mr. Huel Moss, her marine biology teacher. Tannique is now working part time for Abaco Dive Adventures and starting to work towards her Master Diver certificate. This is the highest course she can achieve before leadership or teaching courses. She must be 18 years old in order to take leadership courses and for Tannique that is three years away. The Master Diver course involves physics, wave science and physiology and is a very difficult course, according to Kay Politano. However, Mrs. Politano feels that Tannique will excel and complete the course. According to Mrs. Politano, Tannique is a natural diver; she is unbelievable. She can swim through a tunnel without disrupting one grain of sand. She interacts with the tourists well. Tannique plans to become a SCUBA instructor, then teach for a while before she pursues studies in veterinary science. Abaco Central High is the only school in the Bahamas that has SCUBA diving as part of the marine biology program. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of Mrs. Kay Politano through the Every Child Counts program.Artist Works with FabricsBy Isobel Sherman Maureen Koepp is an Abaconian with many talents. Maureen has always loved to sew, making clothes for her children, nieces and friends. Several years ago she took up quilting and has made many attractive quilts. Now she has become a fabric artist. What is a fabric artist? That is a person who actually makes scenes out of different fabrics. According to Maureen she read a book on how to make designs with fabric and from there she went on to create some of the most beautiful quilted wall hangings I have ever seen. Maureen says she loves the sea and loves snorkeling and diving so her favorite subjects for her wall hangings is the sea. Out of many different colors and patterns of cotton fabric Maureen constructs a beautiful underwater scene full of fish and coral. Maureen says she now looks at fabric with a whole new eye. She chooses her fabric by what it will do in her sea scenes. Some of her scenes have well over 80 different fabrics in them. One fish could have as many as 12 fabrics. Maureen cuts her different fabrics into the patterns she wishes. She glues the fabric to the backing just to keep it in place, then continues to build the scene like a collage until it is completed. Once tacked in place Maureen puts the batting and back piece with the scene and begins to stitch with free motion stitching on the machine each object in the scene. She then quilts the whole wall hanging. Sometimes to give a special effect Maureen will lay tulle over the scene before she stitches. The tulle gives it a more shaded underwater look. The wall hanging is bound around the edges and fabric hangers fasten it on a driftwood. People in the NewsTannique Pratt, center, has become proficient in SCUBA diving as a result of taking a course in Marine Biology at Abaco Central High School where SCUBA lessons are part of the curriculum. She has now received her Advanced SCUBA Certification. She is shown here with Huel Moss on the left, her Marine Biology teacher, and Kay Politano, SCUBA instructor. Please see People Page 13

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September 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 C & A Variety Store & Soft Drinks Exclusive Distributor of NOW SELLING Gatorade, V8 Splash, Bluebird Juices, Water, Bottled, Malts and Canned SodasTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, Abacoin the new green building opposite Lowes Pharmacy & Dr. BoyceWEVE MOVED! Now Located NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday Maureen loves making these. She has sold many to tourists who are eager to purchase Bahamian art. Her work is sold in Joes Studio in Man-O-War and Javas in Marsh Harbour. Maureen will also do work by commission. You can contact her at 367-2597 or email her at mkoepp@coralwave.com. Maureen has named her business Fantaseas. Believe me, her pieces really are fantaseas. People in the NewsReal Estate Company Announces New AgentDerek Lee, Abaco District Managing Broker of H. G. Christie, Ltd. Real Estate, proudly announces that Kathleen M. Albury has joined its Abaco sales team. Ms. Albury has a total of five years of experience as a realtor. She started her real estate career working with Coldwell Banker in Jupiter, Florida. Since her love for the islands brought her to Abaco in 1999, she has served as an agent for Bahamas Realty, Ltd. She has maintained her Florida real estate license, is involved in considerable conMaureen Koepp of Marsh Harbour is creating underwater scenes in fabric which are intricate and very delicately blended to produce realistic artwork. A careful choice of fabrics, both in design and color, are required to create these stunning pieces of art. Each wall hanging can have as many as 80 different fabrics producing truly unique art. PeopleFrom Page 12 tinuing education programs in the Bahamas and has completed courses in appraisal procedure. Ms. Albury has performed appraisals for all Abaco financial institutions and many individual clients.Realtors Son Earns PhDWilliam Davis Lee of Man-O-War Cay was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in the field of Nuclear Science and EnKathleen Albury William Davis Lee gineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June 2003. Dr. Lee has commenced his career as a physicist with Archimedes Technology Group in San Diego, California. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Derek Lee of Man-O-War.

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Page 14 The Abaconian September 1st, 2003 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 School NewsSchool Administrators Attend Grand Bahama ConclaveBy Candace Key Several Abaco school administrators and officials from the Abaco District Superintendents office attended Grand Bahamas second annual Administrators Conclave on August 15. The day-long conference was hosted by the Grand Bahama Principals Association and was held at the beautiful Our Lucaya Resort in Freeport. The organizers rolled out the red carpet to the delegates from other islands to make everyone feel welcome and like very important guests. From the greeting to good-byes, it was an informative and educational day. The official opening featured the Prime Minister, Minister of Education, Director of Education and several other Parliamentarians. Their talks centered around the theme of the conference Overcoming the Barriers to Life Long Learning with emphasis on the topic Were All in This Together. The Prime Minister and Minister of Education both spoke from their hearts, ignoring written speeches prepared for them. Prime Minister Christie mentioned how he doesnt know how some parents make it through the day when they keep running into barriers trying to educate children with special needs without aid from the state. He specifically mentioned the rigors of finding aid for autistic children. On a positive note he declared his praise for the blind boy who had just graduated from high school in Freeport with excellent BGCSE grades. The Minister of Education, Mr. Alfred Sears, dwelled on the theme We Are All in This Together. The education and safekeeping of a child takes the combined efforts and cooperation of parents, health officers, security officers, committed community partners, schools and teachers. No one can succeed if there is not a meeting of the minds and combined energy. Mr. Sears plans to visit all schools this year to understand first hand what our needs are and what we are doing to succeed in our difficult task. The Abaco contingent was able to meet with Mr. Sears following his speech. The program was a full one with a time allotment for the explanation of the FTAA scheme by an expert lawyer, Mr. Reginald Lobosky. The Abaco District Superintendent, Mr. Hezekiah Dean served as moderator for Mr. Loboskys lecture. Discussions and speeches were interspersed with entertainment by several local celebrity vocalists. A very emotional ceremony took place during which the officials lit candles and led us in prayers for the four missing Grand Bahama boys. That segment of the program was under the direction of Mr. Kenneth Roamer, Abaco school administrators and the District Superintendent who attended the Grand Bahama Administrators Conclave in Freeport pose with Prime Minister Perry Christie seated on the right, the Director of Education, Mrs. Iris Pinder, middle, and the Minister of Education, Mr. Alfred Sears, left. The back row shows, left to right, Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal of Abaco Central High School; Ms. Eunice Mills, Principal of Central Abaco Primary School; Mrs. Myrtis Russell, Principal of Treasure Cay Primary School; Ms. Felamese Sawyer, Curriculum Coordinator; Ms. Shirley Krezel, Senior Mistress of S.C. Bootle High School; Mr. Hezekiah Dean, District Superintendent of Education for Abaco; and Mrs. Can dace Key, Principal of the Hope Town School. Photo supplied by Candace Key Please see School Page 15

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Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 a former Abaco teacher and National Teacher of the Year, now Vice Principal of St. Georges High School in Freeport. Award ceremonies followed for several Grand Bahama educators and Mrs. Lenora Black, former Abaconian by virtue of roots, gave an informative talk over a delicious buffet luncheon about her innovative project as principal of Stephen Dillet Primary School. They have found that having an all boys class solved some problems they formerly faced and grades and behavior improved dramatically. Administrators then broke into discussion groups on such topics as managing people, safety in schools, strategies for parental involvement, strategies for remedial education and how to stay motivated as an administrator. Closing ceremonies ended at 5:30. Everyone attending agreed it was an action-packed professional day. It was also a wonderful chance for administrators to visit with fellow colleagues from other islands. We all vowed to keep this an annual event on our calendars.New School Will OpenCyber Learning School will be opening their doors for the first time on September 1. Owned and operated by Sharon Green, Cyber Learning Centers mission statement is to touch and impact the lives of each individual educationally. The school will have four ten-week terms and will be open to students from grade 1-grade 8. The school will offer individualized attention and planning for each student. The school has the capacity to teach 16 students and already the enrollment is up to 12 students. The school has a handbook and will operated just as a normal school does. The uniform colors are navy and white. A PTA will be formed. The Cyber Learning Center will continue its after school program and will offer special tutoring up to and including BJC level on Saturdays. SchoolFrom Page 14 Advertise in The AbaconianNurse Barbara Hepburn Reckley was one of 30 honourees at a 30th Independence Anniversary Award Ceremony held at Government House in Nassau on July 31 sponsored by the Ministry of Health. She was honoured for her long years of service to the people of the Bahamas. The Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry Christie, was the key note speaker and the awards were presented by the Governor-General, Dame Ivy Dumont. The ceremony had much formality and pomp with music provided by the Royal Bahamas Police Band. Nurse Barbara, as she is fondly called, spent most of her childhood in the Family Islands before training as a young woman at Princess Margaret Hospital for four years. There she earned her General Nursing Certificate, a Certificate in Psychiatry and a Certificate in Midwifery. She worked in Nassau for eight years before going abroad to study at the Royal College of Nursing in London, England, where she received a Diploma in Teaching Methods. When she returned to Nassau, she was promoted to a Nursing Sister and taught at the School of Nursing in Nassau. She requested a transfer to be able to return to bedside nursing which has always been her first love. Her first post in the Family Islands was in Coopers Town beginning in 1972. She was transferred to Dundas Town, then to Marsh Harbour in 1973. The Marsh Harbour assignment was difficult. She was the only nurse for all the communities in Central Abaco including the cays as well as Cherokee Sound. She tirelessly delivered babies, handled emergencies at all times during the day and night and was in charge of the clinic. Nurse Barbara received her Certificate in Community Nursing in 1981 after studying in Nassau for one year. She then returned to Marsh Harbour. Mrs. Reckley retired for the first time in 1996. However, the Abaco community has benefitted by her continuing to serve in a nursing capacity. She expects to retire for the fourth time next spring. She has two daughters and three sons. Abaco salutes a very fine nurse, one who was always there, who gave of herself to help others. Although Nassau has just recently recognized the service this woman has given to our communities, residents of Abaco have been thankful for her dedicated service for many years. When she finally retires, our island will miss her competent nursing care. By Jennifer Hudson During the summer months Pam Church, a volunteer from the United States, has been working along with Diane Claridge of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey running a summer camp in Sandy Point for children aged nine to twelve years. Twelve lucky children were happy to be selected to participate in the camp while several more had to remain on a waiting list. Activities included camping on the beach with stargazing and identifying of the constellations, snorkeling, fish identification and learning about the marine mammals. Inland activities included kayaking in the mangroves and watching and studying the Abaco parrot. Time was also spent in the classroom working on artwork and other projects. An Open House will be held in Sandy Point on August 29 at 6 p.m. when the results of the childrens summer camp experiences will be on display.Marine Mammal Survey Holds Summer CampNurse Is Honoured in 30th AnniversaryNurse Barbara Reckley

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Page 16 The Abaconian September 1st, 2003 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. 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 STOREFane Solomon passed away on August 11 in Treasure Cay at the age of 85. His ashes will be scattered at sea off New Providence. There will be no memorial service. Mr. Solomon was a prominent Nassau businessman, was a founding member of Nassau Underwriters and president of Solomon Brothers Limited. He was awarded the Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George in 1999. He is survived by his wife Diane of Treasure Cay; son Martin and daughter Elizabeth. The funeral for Robert Bob Curry 81, formerly of Grand Cay was held in Nassau. Interment was in Nassau. He is survived by his wife Lottie; sons Drexel, Philip, Livingston and Roosevelt Curry; daughters Isabella, Jestina, Remina and Donalee Curry, BAnca Gardiner and Beatrice Gilbert; sister Helen Russell; adopted son Robert Curry, Jr.; stepsons ODonald McIntosh, Barry Lightbourn; daughters-in-law Geraldine Curry, Rosamae McIntosh, Sandra Curry and Stephanie Lightbourn; son-in-law Robert Gilbert Sr.; grandchildren Judy Capron, Brendamae Gedeon, Rena Thrope, Renell Rosales, Twyla Pratt, Dremeea Dean, Rodnique, Raquel, Retana, Leandro, Leadra and Phillip Curry, Nacara Gilbert, Terranique Poitier, Samuel, Jayson and TOnao Johnson, Regina Green, Edward Burnside, Charnardo Adderley, Nardo Cardinal, and Robert Gilbert Jr., Alvardo, Devano, Bijon, Rodney Jr., Jeremy and Shanto Curry, Marvin and Mario Beneby, Kevin Lowe, Antonio Poitier, Drexel Thompson, Nicknel Lewis, Tina Sargeant, Tania Knowles, Abigail, Doral, Drexel, Dwayne, Kirklyn, Oscar and Troy McIntosh and Taniesha; great-grandchildren; grandsons-inlaw; granddaughters-in-law, nieces, nephew; and other relatives and friends. The funeral for Nicole Verletta Russell, 30, formerly of Coopers Town was held in Nassau on August 16. Interment was in Nassau. She is survived by her mother Wendy Russell; father Vernon Russell; sisters Sonia, Shavonne, Tanya and Vernique Russell; brothers Toran and Tarik Russell; nephews Rashad Miller, Ramech, Jovan and Jameico Russell; aunts Rosemary Newbold, Sylvia and Melvese Williams, Princess Bain, Maxine Gibson, Carolyn Fox, Rosemary, Maria and Nurse Carolyn Russell, Vencille Martin, Edith Morgan, Cleotha Edgecombe; uncles Bernell and Robert Williams, Keith, Ranville, Virgil, Dellius and Jackson Russell, Robert and Charles Newbold, Lloyd Martin, John Lammons and Livingston Huyler Sr.; grandaunts; granduncles; cousins and many other relatives and friends. The funeral of Marlena Marcisse Thelusma 44, of Marsh Harbour was held at the Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Adventist Church on August 17. Pastor Roger Moncur officiated assisted by Pastor E. St. Fleur. Interment was in the Public Cemetery in Marsh Harbour. She is survived by her husband Elias; son Nixon; mother Pricille Louis; stepchildren Carl Henery, Elsie Andixon, Jemima Thelusma and Frantz Frederick; nieces Monique, Fedline, Vanessa, Frisline, Linda, Dorothy, Shelly, Sandra, Virginia, Evena and Enide; nephews Jean Baptist, Louis Pierre, Paul, Sam, Fedner, Tigar, Joel, Jeffery andObituaries of Relatives and FriendsFrantz; mother-in-law Mariece Thelusma; sisters-in-law Marcula, Tarzene, Vivian, Marie Rose and Mary; brother-in-law Fernand Thelusma and may other relatives and friends. The funeral of Bernadette Goodman, 33, of Grand Cay was held on August 16 in Freeport. Interment was in Freeport. She is survived by her friend Terry Hield, Sr.; sons Bernard, Terry Jr. and Randy Hield; father Allen Gibson; adopted mother Idamae Rose; sisters Donnell Goodman and Debra Pinder; adopted sisters; brothers William, Leon and Bertram Goodman, Rodney and Ernest Darling; adopted brothers; nephews; nieces; and many other relatives and friends. Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island

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September 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 17 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 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 awyers MarketS Sawyers Building off Don MacKay Blvd. (242) 367-2044/5 Fax:(242) 367-2059 Open MondaySaturday from 8 a.m. p.m Sunday from 8 a.m. p.m.Where youll find what you need!We have all you need underone roof for back-to-school. School supplies Drinks Snacks Groceries Fresh meat & produce The island of Abaco is experiencing unprecedented growth and now has the third most active economy in The Bahamas with significant contributions from agriculture, fisheries, tourism and construction. These positive economic trends are the driving forces behind The Counsellors plans to hold the first ever Abaco Business Outlook on September 17th at the Abaco Beach Resort. It will be in conjunction with the Abaco Chamber of Commerce. The Counsellors is a marketing firm in Nassau whose president is Ms. Joan Albury. A study done in October, 2002, by The Counsellors revealed increases in revenue intake from tourism. Real estate is also contributing significantly to the growth in the construction sector, and in agriculture Abaco has the largest concentration of export generating activity for The Bahamas, to the amount of some $15 million in citrus alone. The first Abaco Business Outlook will feature Mr. John Rolle, Central Banks Senior Economist, who, in his opening address, will speak on Perspectives on the Abaco Economy, A centrepiece of every successful Bahamas Business Outlook continues to be a vision statement for that island. President of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Michael Albury will discuss My Vision for Abaco Sen., the Hon Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health and Environmental Services; Hon Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation; Ms Agatha Marcelle, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism; Mr. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Director General of Tourism; Mr. Craig Symonette, Chairman of Bahamas Fast Ferries; Dr. Pandora Johnson, Vice-President of Planning and Development at the College of The Bahamas; Mr. Jackson Burnside, architect; and Ms. Betty Roberts, managing director, SG Hambros Bank and Trust (Baha-Business Outlook Seminar Is Plannedmas) Ltd, are among the slate of speakers. Abaconians Mr. Roswell Sawyer, Mr. John Hedden and Mr. William Swain are well positioned to speak to Abacos three fastest growing economic pillars, those of fisheries, agriculture and construction. The Counsellors has held 12 successful oneday Business Outlook conferences in Nassau, five in Grand Bahama and will soon hold the first such business forum in Abaco. Persons can register by calling Andrea Myers at 3221000 or Anita Knowles at 367-5822, or they can register online at www.bahamasbusinessoutlook.com. The charge for the seminar will be $60 which includes lunch. A ferry on its way from McLeans Town, Grand Bahama to Crown Haven was in danger of sinking late in the day on August 12. The boat was carrying 23 passengers, three crew members and a large quantity of freight. When it was noticed that the boat was taking on water, a crew member made a call for help and within 30 minutes four boats from Crown Haven arrived and transferred the passengers and freight. There were no injuries. The boat was towed into Crown Haven where repairs were made. The 22-foot boat is one of the fleet of ferries of Pinders Ferry Service which is owned and operated by Mr. William Pinder of Freeport, Grand Bahama.Ferry to North Abaco in Danger of Sinking

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Page 18 The Abaconian September 1st, 2003 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.til their builder was able to repair the roof. At the same time as that strike, a passenger in a vehicle traveling nearby reported, It was as if a ball of fire had rushed through the truck and a strong shock rushed from his watch up his arm. There have been other reports of houses which were hit and many electrical appliances have been fried. But we must be very thankful that there was no loss of life. By Jennifer Hudson Over the past couple of weeks residents of Abaco have experienced some frightening experiences and many inconveniences as a result of the severe lightning storms. The strike which seemed to have the largest impact for the largest amount of people was the one which gave a direct hit to Batelco, knocking out phone lines for most consumers and completely cutting off the island of Abaco from the outside world. No international calls could even be made from Batelco itself for a coule of days. Fortunately, now most systems seem to be up and running. Lightning struck the home of a Sweetings Tract resident and burnt an eight-inch hole in the roof. The owner, who had just completed the construction of his house and moved here from Nassau only three months ago, said, It happened at lunchtime just as my wife and I were relaxing in the chair when suddenly it sounded as if an explosion had gone off right in the house. We smelled burning and on investigation, found an eight-inch hole in the roof where the lightning had hit the air conditioning carriers. Still shaking from the shock, they were able to stuff towels into the hole to try and keep out the torrential rain un-Lightning Burns Hole in Roof Advertise in The Abaconian

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September 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 Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $110 $295 $645 26 Paramount $180 $450 $925 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour SUPPLY DEPOTP.O. Box AB-20577 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph:/Fax: (242) 367-2128 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 By Portia Jonsson Dr. Kenneth Dickie, a Plastic Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon, along with his wife and daughter were on Abaco during the month of August. Dr. Dickie has set up an office at the Auskell Medical Clinic in Marsh Harbour where he will provide plastic surgery consultations and same day minor surgical procedures. These include skin cancer, cryo-therapy, scar revision, excision of skin lesions, minor hand surgery and skin care. No cosmetic plastic surgery procedures will be performed at the clinic in Abaco but free cosmetic surgery consultations will be provided. All cosmetic plastic surgery procedures will be carried out at his office in Freeport, Grand Bahama. On August 14 Dr. Dickie was the guest on Radio Abacos talk show and later that evening held a seminar at the Anglican Church Hall. Some important questions pertaining to cosmetic surgery were answered. He discussed several reasons why people want body contouring. These include the results of child bearing, aging, weight reduction and those who do not respond to exercise. Those who successfully undergo body contouring include those in good health, who are realistic about the results and those who cannot successfully diet and exercise. He does not recommend body contouring for those who are not realistic about the outcome or who are smokers. He discussed surgeries for men as well as women. Seminar attendees were able to view before and after photos of Dr. Dickies patients who have undergone cosmetic plastic surgery. There are many techniques which include the tummy tuck, liposuction, breast reduction, breast augmentation, male breast reduction and facelifts. The results were amazing. Dr. Dickie is happy to be a part of the Abaco community and is certain the clinic will benefit everyone. He further added thatPlastic Surgeon Held SeminarDr. Kenneth Dickie, second from left, held a seminar on plastic surgery in Marsh Harbour on August 14. He will be having a clinic at Auskell Clinic in Marsh Harbour twice monthly for consultation and minor surgery. For more serious surgery he will have patients go to his clinic in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Shown above are, left to right, Angie Collie, coordinator of Auskell Clinic in Marsh Harbour, Dr. Dickie, Mrs. Dickie, and Marina Gottlieb Sarles, physical therapist practicing in Freeport. some of these cosmetic procedures may fulfill true medical needs. However, everyone should understand that the circumstances and experience of each individual is unique. Dr. Dickie will be on Abaco every two weeks. To set up an appointment call 367-0020 for the Abaco office or 351-1234 for the Freeport office. Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerels Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932 Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Mackerals Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-3457 Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001 Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort Hints for Helping Our Environment Do NOT throw bottles, cans and other garbage out your car windows. Friends of the Environment Presents

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Page 20 The Abaconian September 1st, 2003 Nathan Key Drive, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 242-367-2601/2 Fax: 242-367-2731 Open MondaySaturday from 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p. m. cool gearawesome prices Prices good while supplies last. See store for details.Backpacks & lunch bags School supplies Drinks Snacks & so much more!Head to Solomons for back-to-school

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September 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 21 Margot LeeEstate Agent Joined H.G. Christie, in 1998. Based in Man-O-War Cay Kathleen Albury, BRIEstate Agent Appraiser Joined H.G. Christie, in 2003 after five years of Real Estate experience. Based in Elbow CayTel/Fax: (242) 366-0032 cell: (242 ) 477-5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.com Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.comMarsh Harbour Bustic Bay 8 Unit Bonefishing resort, with fifty seat Lazy Parrot Restaurantand Bar. Central Airconditioning. Fresh water swimming pool. Excellent investment opportunity. AB100 $901,000. Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath, 5,500 sq.ft. centrally air-conditioned home on approx. 1 acre with 115' of harbour frontage. Swimming Pool. Private dock. Great Harbour Views beautifully landscaped #AB106 Price Upon Request. Treasure Cay 4 bedroom 3 bath 2,160 sq.ft. home 0n two floors, 750 sq.ft. of open sundeck on upper level, 750 sq.ft. of porch on lower. almost 3/4 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock Fully Furnished. # AB72 $575,000.Green Turtle Cay Black Sound 3 bedroom, 3 bath 3,000 sq.ft. home on .83 acres. 180' of waterfront. 1,200 sq.ft. 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage 320 sq.ft.studio. 195' of private dock fully equipped.Great Rental #AB108 $1,390,000. "On De Sound" NEW LISTING The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" The Bahamas Oldest and most extensive real estate service Global Exposure Local Expertise Over eighty years of service Over four thousand listings on line nation-wide The largest number of luxury property listings in Abaco The most extensive geographically distributed active agent network in Abaco The most professional, best researched and produced marketing materials in the Bahamas Agents' own vessels for convenient access to all areas. NEW LISTING "Plover's Nest" Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay North End 1 bedroom, 1 bath charming, compact home on 2 1/2 acres Sea-to-sea 130' Ocean Frontage and 130' Coco Bay frontage Private Dock Furnished #AB109 $995,000 Great Guana Cay Crossing Bay 2 bedroom, 2 bath 2,750 sq.ft. home with 1,100 sq.ft. of open deck on 2.6 acres with 255' of beautiful Ocean beachfront. Fabulous Ocean and Sea of Abaco Views #AB94 NEW PRICE $995,000 "North Star" NEW PRICE HOMES SALES RENTALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS Chris Plummer, BRIEstate Agent Joined H.G. Christie, in 2000. Based in Green Turtle CayJohn Cash, BRIEstate Agent Joined H.G. Christie, in 2000. Based in Treasure CayTel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 VHF Channel 16 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.com Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 Cell: (242) 477-5056 e.mail: jic@oii.net Telephone: (242) 367 5454Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamase.mail: abaco@hgchristie.com1/15/04 Marsh Harbour, Central Cays and South AbacoBahama 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 $ 225,000. 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.Marsh Harbour "Pelican Point" 3 bedroom, 3 bath home 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment 2 Acres -private dock Fabulous Views. Furnished # AB67 UNDER CONTRACT Marsh Harbour Cove Estates "Laura's Hideaway" -Duplex 2 -2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments, plus efficiency, 3 separate living units great location, excellent rental income, furnished. # AB44 $187,500. Marsh Harbour Eastern Shores "Beach Point House" 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,500 sq.ft. home. 1,200 sq.ft. of verandahs and decks. 3/4 acre on Sea of Abaco Two complete living units, Beach Great views. # AB89 $1,450,000. 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 "Lightbourn" Commercial Almost 2 Acres Prime Queen Elizabeth Drive Location, near stoplight 3,600 sq.ft. Store or warehouse. # AB AB99 $1,400,000. Marsh Harbour Commercial over 1/3 Fenced Acre 2,160 sq.ft. Showroom/Office/Warehouse Building Perfect for service business or wholesaler AB110 $290,000.Marsh Harbour "Villa Douglas" Great Abaco Club 3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,650 sq.ft. Home, Upper and Lower Covered Verandas, Garage Private Dock, Boat Lift Beautifully Furnished. #AB71$1,320,000.Elbow Cay Dorros Cove 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,600 sq.ft new home, on almost 1/2 Acre overlooking Tahiti Beach. Private boat slip. Superb views and great proximity to beach and docking facilities. Fully Furnished # AB83 $840,000. "Lady Bug Loft" Man-O-War Cay 2 1/2 Acres Sea-to-sea. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,920 sq.ft. residence. 1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath guest complex on beach. 259' of beautiful Sea of Abaco beach. Lush landscaping, a myriad of fruit trees. Fully furnished and equipped. Superb Views. # AB111 $3,700,000Derek A. Lee, BRIBroker Joined H.G. Christie, in 1996. Chairman Abaco Chapter Bahamas Real Estate Association.Tel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6856 e.mail: dereklee@oii.net Look for H.G. Christie's Island Breeze Magazine The Guide to Wonderful Real Estate Opportunities Throughout the Bahamas Great Guana Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay and North AbacoGreat Guana Cay -"Plum Loco" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,228 sq.ft. home on almost 1/2 acre with 100' of beautiful beachfront. Tastefully Furnished and fully equipped #AB97$752,000.Great Guana Cay "Aquarium" Boat Harbour Area 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,100 sq.ft. Home. Great Elevation, Superb views Fully Equipped. #AB98 $345,000 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 Ready for Occupancy #AB86 NEW PRICE $585,000.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. Treasure Cay "Chameleon Bay" 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,478 sq.ft. Home. 150' of Treasure Cay Beach-front over 1 1/2 acres. # AB95 $925,000.Treasure Cay "Honey's Home" 3 bedroom, 3 bath 1,600 sq.ft. home 2/3 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock with Boat Lift Great Canal and Sea of Abaco Views. # AB66 $765,000.Treasure Cay "Oceana" Elegant Beach-front home 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 1,690 sq.ft., 1 bedroom, 1 bath 400 sq.ft. guest house. Garage. Beautifully landscaped and furnished. #AB92 $1,590,000 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.Sand Banks Creek "Dannie's Den" 2 bedroom, 2 bath new home + 80' Waterfront Almost 1 1/2 wooded acres. Private Dock # AB73 $395,000. PRIVATE ISLAND"Carrington Cay" 1.4 AcresNear Leisure Lee # AB5147 $375,000. Bahama 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 # 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 "Madiera Hill" 1.497 Acres 312' x 209' Waterfront access super views. # AB5143 $395,000. 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. Man-O-War Cay "L.U.A. Tract" Over 1 Acre Sea-to-Sea Private Dock AB5153 $645.000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Lot # 48 & # 49 SOLD Sand Banks Creek One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90' of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of Treasure Cay Limited Number Available. # AB5069 from: $63,700. Tilloo Cay "Thompson Tract" 7 acres. sea-to-sea, good elevation -for great Sea of Abaco and Ocean views can be divided into 2 3.5 acre parcels. # AB5113 $965,000. VACANT LAND "Son Burns" NEW PRICE "Sunset Point Resort" NEW LISTING "Harbour View Villa" Murphy Town WHY RENT?2 Bedroom, 2 Bath home. Centrally Located. Newly Completed and ready for immediate occupancy. Great Value. #AB107 $142,000. For qualified first home buyers $135,000. Murphy Town NEW LISTING NEW LISTING "Ceylon's Isle" "Rosewood"

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Page 22 The Abaconian September 1st, 2003 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" Full Range of Reliable Johnson & Advanced Evinrude Motors. In Stock 2 hp thru 250 hp at Lower than U.S. Prices. Full Range of Johnson & Evinrude Parts in Stock. Factory Trained Mechanics & Reliable Service. Ask About Our Three Year Warranty Policy. DOLPHIN MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4262 ISLAND MARINE Parrot Cay 242-366-0282 SEA HORSE MARINE Hope Town 242-366-0023 ROBERTS MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4249 Rotary Club Installs New MembersBy Jennifer Hudson The Rotary Club of Abaco had a full agenda for its August 11 meeting at Anglers Restaurant when two new members were installed and a cheque was presented to Diane Claridge of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey. One of the highlights of the evening was the induction of two members to the Rotary Club of Abaco. Mr. Bryan Thompson, inductee, is Assistant Manager of the First Caribbean International Bank and a very accomplished singer, having delighted audiences throughout the Bahamas. Mr. Frederik Gottlieb is a practising lawyer known for his generous assistance to the community. Mr. Gottlieb stated that actually he was being reinstalled as a member since he had previously been a Rotarian but had had to step down for a while owing to a very high demand on my time by professional and political commitments. However, I look forward to devoting time once again to Rotary. After supper members and guests were treated to a slide presentation by the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey but not before a cheque was presented to Diane Claridge from the Rotary Club as sponsorship of the Surveys 2003 Summer Student. Diane explained that for the past two years each summer, one student, sixteen years of age or older, has been sponsored by the Rotary Club of Abaco to work for the summer as an intern. In accepting the cheque presented to her by Vice President Sterling, Diane said how pleased she was that Rotary is helping in this way as she would otherwise have had no way to sponsor a young Bahamian. This year the lucky recipient was Kashif Burrows, a sixteen -year old student from St. Francis de Sales School. The only qualification needed by the applicant is that he or she be able to swim and feel fully comfortable in the water plus, of course, a lot of enthusiasm for the job. This was a six-week internship during which Kashif was integrated into all the fieldwork and participated in the field studies on dolphins and whales. Kashif gave a well presented overview of his experiences which he illustrated with some spectacular underwater slides. He Club NewsMs. Diane Claridge of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey is shown above receiving scholarship money that the Rotary Club of Abaco is donating for a student to intern with that organization for the summer months. This is an annual scholarship and this year the student was Kashif Burrows of St. Francis de Sales School, who assisted with the field work in the studies of dolphins and whales. Shown above is Mr. Kevin Sterling, Vice President of the Rotary Club, presenting the check to Ms. Claridge, center, while Kashif looks on. Past President of the Rotary Club of Abaco, Mrs. Sandra Albury, is shown pinning the Rotary pin on Mr. Frederik Gottlieb, who was being reinstated in the club. ended by extending his gratitude to the Rotary Club for its sponsorship and told them that their investment had been well worth it and he now understands why it is so important to Abaco to protect these wonderful creatures around its shores. 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

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September 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 23 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 June Russell Sales Patricia Love Sales Apprentice Celeste Pinder Rental Agent NEW! Sweet Haven Sweet Haven Sweet Haven Sweet Haven Sweet Haven 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! Sweet Haven Sweet Haven Sweet Haven Sweet Haven Sweet HavenElbow Cay. In popular White Sound, this spacious 2,000 square foot four bedroom, 2 bath home promises gracious living. All wood construction with ceramic tile floors throughout, spacious decks take advantage of Atlantic views and huge great room make this home one-of-a-kind. Wellequipped with all operating systems for out-island living, large concrete cistern, salt-water well, etc. Rental record. Offered fully furnished. Lovely adjacent building site is available at $113,000. List #8149 $345,000 Bahama Palm Shores! Beach front home site, 18,920 square feet with 120 feet on the beach! #7731. $69,800 UNDER CONTRACT! Casuarina Point! Walk to 8 Mile Beach! Nice 13,000 s.f home site. Good investment. Close to bone fishing. #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 Heart of Hope T own! Superb opportunity. Gillam Street. 1920 Loyalisttype house, and commercial building. Great potential for restoration. #8155. $286,000 Joes Creek! 2+ acres. Build single family or duplex. Convenient location with highway frontage & beach access. #7273. $144,000 Leisure Lee Beach Front! Half acre home site.100+ ft. of shoreline. Wellmaintained, ready to build. #5272. $210,000 UNDER CONTRACT! 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. Man-O-War. Direct beachfront 5/4 home with pool, Jacuzzi and more. Excellent location. Make it your own! #7867. $2,315,000 Pelican Shores! Gorgeous 3/3 harbour front villa. All custom designer interiors. Deep water dock w/boat lift. #6010. $1,785,000 Turtle Rocks! 2 adjacent 1-acre home sites. Just a short walk to the beach. Cleared and ready to go! #8147. $38,600 and $41,000 Little Orchard. 2 bed/1 bath apartment, furnished, washer/dryer, A/C. First, last & references. Call for details. 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 PropertiesSea Escape2 bed, 2 bath cottage on Guana Cay. Fully equipped, open-plan layout, vaulted ceilings, screened porch, tile floors, and much more. Just a stroll to the Atlantic Beach and Guana Seaside Village. Rental record. List #7900 $456,000 Casuarina 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 Residential Rentals

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Page 24 The Abaconian September 1st, 2003 Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it. For Futher details and pictures visit our web page at treasurecayrealestate.com Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.net Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists Ph: (242) 365-8538 Ph/Fax: (242) 365-8587BAHAMA BEACH CLUB BAHAMA BEACH CLUB BAHAMA BEACH CLUB BAHAMA BEACH CLUB BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed/ 2 bath/ Den/ Lanai/ on-site pool and many other features. Starting at $425,000 Plus 14% closing LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE Blue House One-of-a-kind beach front home designed by the Architect/ Owner for family and beach living. 5 bed/ 4 bath, large living,/ dining area with modern kitchen, wrap-around deck. Many, many extra features. $2,100,000 Serenity a real Estate property. Modern 4 bed/ 4 bath, 5600 sq. ft., two story CBS home with incredible ocean views. Upper level extra large,open concept living/ dining/ kitchen with outdoor covered balcony and master en-suite bed/ bath. Lower level 2 bed/ 2 bath, lounge, wet bar plus additional bed/ bath and double garage. Property has two fully landscaped lots with 290 feet ocean frontage. Special property with many, many additional features including a 2 bed/ 1 bath caretakers cottage. $3,800,000 TT TT T reasure Houses reasure Houses reasure Houses reasure Houses reasure Houses Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool/ waterfall. 2 bed/ 2 bath octagonal house. $400,000BrokersAnne Albury Marcellus RobertsSea Grapes Directly on the ocean, modern CBS, fully tiled 3600 sq. ft. home on extra large lot with 215 ft. frontage. Features 3 bed/3 bath, fully equipped kitchen, large living/ dining area (open concept). Two bedrooms/ living/ dining/ kitchen all face ocean side and have direct access to beautiful garden and beach. Garage and utility in main house with additional detached garage/ work shop/ storage. Grounds fully landscaped with irrigation/ sprinkler system.$2,225,00$2,225,00 $2,225,00$2,225,00 $2,225,00 You say you want beach? Then try this on for size One of the 10 Best Beaches in the World!Treasure Cay, Abaco 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 This event marked the christening of Marsh Harbour Goombay Park. Although the facility has not yet been completed, Don Cornish of the Abaco Ministry of Tourism felt that it was a very successful test run. Things were a little messy underfoot due to a heavy squall just before the festivities were due to start but that will be rectified once the area has been properly surfaced. The support of the community and the government is needed in order to be able to complete the park. In addition to the surfacing of the area, the huts need completing, an area must be made for satisfactory parking and a sea wall is necessary to protect the park and buildings. When all is finished, the Marsh Harbour Goombay Park will have a real market place atmosphere and will be permanently open with native crafts and foods on sale. There are plans for a floating dock to be built so that visitors will be able to reach the park by boat. Don Cornish expressed his opinion, This permanent site will give freedom to do more things as downtown merchants will no longer be inconvenienced. He stated that private businesses have been very generous in donating to the completion of the park along with the government and the Independence Committee for Abaco which facilitated the improvements. A second evening of Goombay celebration was held on August 22nd with many other entertainers and interesting activities. Mrs. Yvonne Key spearheaded the project to make the Marsh Harbour Goombay Park a reality. She worked tirelessly to provide functioning toilet facilities and substantial permanent booths, each with water and electricity, creating a great location for many events in Central Abaco. She has plans for landscaping and making other improvements to the park. Funding has come from the business community of Marsh Harbour. She is shown here talking with Mr. David Albury.Goombay Christened New Marsh H. ParkMrs. Lovely Reckley offered a variety of delicious Bahamian foods at her booth during the Goombay celebrations.

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September 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 25 3 IS HERE!By Jennifer Hudson With college board and tuition costs now averaging $23,000 per year with an additional $1,200 for books, it is not surprising that many students are having to think twice about going away to college or are trying to find alternative ways to cut costs. One young Abaconian who has found a way to not only help defray some of the costs but also to cut a whole year off her courses is Bianca Bethel, the 2002 Salutatorian of Forest Heights Academy. Bianca is an extremely conscientious student with a very strong work ethic. Whilst at Forest Heights she achieved the top place on Abaco in both her BJC and BGCSE examinations and was top in mathematics for the whole of the Bahamas. Bianca has now completed her first year at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, with a 4.0 grade point average which put her on the Presidents Scholars List. Her goal is to graduate with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and return to Abaco to set up in business here to help her fellow Abaconians. Altogether this would normally take seven and a half years but Bianca has already cut this time by a year. How has she done this? By taking Internet courses throughout her summer break. Bianca has done her Internet courses through Taylor University as they offer well over 100 courses and give up to six months to complete the work. She has spent her entire summer working on these courses because she has taken on a full load of twelve credits (four classes). Not all young people are as dedicated as Bianca, who says, I do the Internet classes all day from nine in the morning until five in the afternoon, taking an hour for lunch. I pretty much think of it as a job. That way I will not be tempted to take breaks and waste time. However, a student could opt to do only one course and, depending on the content, they could do it in four weeks or less. Bianca found out about these courses from the registrar at her college and she stresses, It is important to find out from the college you attend or hope to attend whether the credits will be accepted by your particular college. Not all credits are accepted by all colleges. If you are already in college, then it is easy to check with your registrar. But if you are wanting to do Internet courses before entering college, you should try to decide where you want to go and check with that college as to what credits will be accepted. Another good piece of advice is that Bianca recommends Internet courses for classes that a student may not excel in because when you transfer your credits back to your college of residence, your grade does not affect your GPA. While most colleges allow a student to complete a certain number of credits via the Internet, most require students to live in most of the time. However, there are a few colleges coming online now such as the University of Phoenix Online which will allow you to graduate online. The only drawback is that you have to be 23 years or older to take their courses. There are a FEW free online courses but most courses range from $100 per credit hour to over $500 per credit hour. However, weighing these costs against the cost of a year in college, the benefits are strikingly clear. A very helpful website to start with, suggests Bianca,is www.telecampus.com, which lists thousands of online courses from hundreds of institutions. You can search for courses by grade level, course title, course description or institution. If you want to take more than one course, you can use different schools if the same school does offer all courses you desire. There are no age limits or educational requirements to take courses at some of the schools so it may even be an option for high school students who want to get a jump start on college. But remember if you do this, check with the college you hope to attend to make sure they will accept those credits. If the school is nationally accredited, in most cases all credits will be accepted. Bianca said that while the courses were challenging, they were not extremely difficult. The main difference with Internet courses is that the student must be very dedicated to the task as in many cases there are no deadlines set for you. You must set them yourself, and there is no one to remind you about them. Also there is much more reading because you are not having information explained by a professor. For any student who is serious about their work and wants to get on, Bianca thoroughly recommends Internet courses. They are more work in one sense but on the other hand they are less stressful than actually going to class because you can lay in bed in your pajamas and do your assignments. Bianca fully recommends this way of shortening a college course and saving money. BUT, she says, it is no substitute for the life lessons you learn by actually attending college if you have the opportunity.College Credits Available on Internet 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 Bianca Bethel

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Page 26 The Abaconian September 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 July 9: A Hope Town resident reported that someone broke into her house. Nothing was stolen. July 10: A resident of the Mud was assaulted in Treasure Cay by two men he knew from the Mud. They threatened him with a pocket knife, cutting him and took his wallet with $300. The two men were identified and repaid the money. July 9: A resident of the Mud reported that someone he knew threatened to burn his house and harm with a cutlass. July 9: A fireman reported that he was threatened while fighting a fire in Murphy Town. July 12: A resident of Dundas Town and a resident of Pigeon Peas were fighting outside a nightclub in Marsh Harbour. Both were charged. July 12: A resident of the Mud reported that three men, also from the Mud, threatened him, his wife and children with a cutlass and rocks. July 12: Someone stole joint compound and small utensils from a hardware store in Marsh Harbour. July 20: Two men were arrested on Grand Cay after police found marijuana in a house there. July 21: Police located 64 marijuana plants growing near South Side dock in Murphy Town. July 21: A Dundas Town man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. July 21: Two men from Freeport were arrested for having cocaine and marijuana hidden outside a building on Grand Cay. July 21: A Dundas Town woman was threatened with death while she was a store in Marsh Harbour. July 22: A Wood Cay woman reported that someone entered her house and stole three pairs of gold earrings worth $45. July 22: A resident of Marsh Harbour was punched and pushed while in a rest room at a restaurant in Hope Town. He knew his assailants. July 27: A Murphy Town woman was physically attacked and threatened with death by an ex-boyfriend. He also smashed her cell phone worth $19. July 27: A Murphy town woman reported that a man she knew assaulted her. July 28: A resident of the Mud suspects that a man he knew set his house on fire. Nothing inside the house was damaged. July 29: A resident of Pigeon Peas gave $740 to a man of Charlie Boo corner for phone service which she has not received. She cannot retrieve the funds. July 29: A Marsh Harbour man reported that his 15 HP outboard motor was stolen from his residence. July 29: A jet ski worth $9000 was stolen from beside a boat at a dock in a Marsh Harbour marina. The jet ski was owned by a visiting yachtsman. July 29: The Central Abaco High School was broken into and two computer speakers worth $130 were stolen. July 30: Someone broke into a farm south of Spring City, damaged all locks and stole a truck valued at $2500 and tools and a chain saw valued at $300. The truck was recovered but not the tools. July 30: A visitor reported that some-Police Report one store a revolver from the house where he was staying. August 1: Two visitors staying on Guana Cay were arrested after police found a pistol, ammunition, a BB gun, dynamite, cocaine and marijuana in the house where they were staying. August 1: A man on Grand Cay was found to have marijuana. August 1: A Guana Cay woman reported that her golf cart was stolen. August 1: A Crown Haven man was arrested for carrying arms, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly behavior. Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island

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September 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 27 Service between Freeport and Marsh HarbourDay TimesDepart FPOArrive MHH Depart MHH Arrive FPO Friday thru 7 a.m. 7:45 a.m.8 a.m.8:30 a.m. Monday4 p.m.4:45 p.m.5 p.m.5:30 p.m. Tuesday &7 a.m.7:45 a.m.8 a.m.8:30 a.m. Wednesday Visitors can take advantage of a one-day Casino Excursion to Freeport or an overnight package. Package options include air fare, ground transportation and hotel accommodation.For more information call Ph 242-367-4826 Marsh Harbour Ph 242-352-5778 Fax 242-351-5693 Freeport majorsair@coralwave.com Majors Air Service Flight Schedule 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 MARSH HARBOUR 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780 NAPA GOLDFILTERSProvides just the boost your engine needs to give you the performance you want. ENGINE NEEDS A BOOSTER SHOT? The community of Sandy Point honored one of its own in an special service. Mrs. Shirley Saunders was recognized for her outstanding contribution at an appreciation service held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Sandy Point on August 3, 2003. Rev. Carrington Pinder brought the message while many brought greetings and tributes. Mrs. Saunders is the oldest child of Capt. Earnest and Eula Dean of Sandy Point. She taught as a monitor in the school there before going to Nassau to attend nursing school. She graduated after completing a four-year course. She married Mr. Emil Saunders and the couple lived in Nassau for many years. They have two sons and two daughters. Mrs. Saunders worked in Princess Margaret Hospital for several years before transferring to Community Nursing. She has worked in several clinics in Nassau and continued her education by taking additional courses, many of which were abroad. She was part of the first Health Visitors Course and was promoted to Nursing Officer Grade II status in 1975. During her years of service in Nassau, she frequently relieved nurses in the Family Islands. In 1984 she became part of the Department of Family Planning, organizing a program to curtail the increase of single mothers. She spent the last 10 years of her nursing career in Sandy Point, pleased that she could be near her parents. She has received many honours over the years for her long and dedicated service. South Abaco NewsMrs. Shirley Saunders was honoured by the community of Sandy Point for her many years of service as a nurse. She worked in Nassau as well as in many of the Family Islands. Tropic Night Uses New DockThe Tropic Night, a weekly freight boat from West Palm Beach operated by the Marsh Harbour Line, is shown above at the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour. The boat has just recently been able to offload cargo there since the dock was opened last month. The company has used the dock in Murphy Town since construction began on the new dock in 2001 because of the limited facilities and confusion with ongoing construction. The Tropic Night brings an average of 700 tons weekly, leaving Palm Beach late Friday night, offloading in Freeport on Saturday and Sunday, arriving in Marsh Harbour on Monday morning. The company has a special reach stacker which lifts containers off the boat. Mr. John Harold Bethell, Abaco manager for the Marsh Harbour Line, said it was a real pleasure to be using the new dock. Schools In Watch Out forSchool Children

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Page 28 The Abaconian September 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 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 Ed. Note: The High Adventur Sea Base Scout program gives American Scouts the opportunity to come to Abaco to learn to sail and to explore the beaches, reefs, and towns of Abaco. They kindly offer trips to our local Scouts who enjoy the experience greatly. By Latario Moss, 10th Grade Student Abaco Central High School Day 1: At 1 p.m. the American Scouts, leaders and I arrived at the Conch Inn dock. We were given a briefing by Mr. Joe of what to expect on the boat. We found that out that the name of our boat was the Pellucid At 2:35 p. m. we were on the Pellucid and meeting Capt. Bob. There wasnt time to do much of anything, so after dinner we did some singing and got ready to go to bed. Capt. Bob was letting us sleep anywhere for now but as of tomorrow he said, Ill give you a rundown of your duties and what I expect of you. But until then just take it easy. Then we went to bed with high expectations of the day to come. Day 2: At eight in the morning, we woke up to a nice breakfast of pop-tarts and orange juice made by the captain. He told us what we were to do anchor watches, hoist and lower anchor, put up the sail, cook for the crew, cleanup the dishes and one was to be crew chief to ensure that everything gets done and runs smoothly. After a crew chief was elected, he made a list of what each of our duties was. When all the preparations were made, it was about 12:30 p. m. We had lunch; then Capt. Bob sailed us to Mermaids Reef for a bit of snorkeling. We dropped anchor and we snorkeled for about two hours, came on the boat and everyone took a short nap. We woke up in time to hoist anchor and set sail for Guana Cay. We dropped anchor close to shore, had dinner, cleaned the dishes and went straight to bed, except for the first two people for anchor watch. Day 3: In the morning, we had breakfast of pancakes made by me but I had to make a second batch because I accidentally added salt instead of sugar (Im only human!) So luckily, on the second batch I found the sugar and everything was great. Unfortunately, I was also on cleanup duty and I had made quite a mess cooking. After breakfast the captain got the dinghy and took us ashore in groups of four, (there were eight of us so he had to make two trips). We spent the whole day exploring the island and even got lost in the bush a couple of times (no thanks to me) and went snorkeling. At about 4:36 the captain came back and dinghied us back to the boat. We had dinner of cheeseburgers (sorry to disappoint you but these were perfect, except for the roach that snuck into the mayonnaise somehow.) There was enough time left for talking with the captain. We talked for an hour and a half; then everyone hit the sack except for me, who had first anchor watch. I stayed up until 10 p.m., woke the next person, then slept above deck because by this time I had found out why the captain always closed his doors due to a higher than normal degree of flatulence. Day 4: We woke up early and set sail for Man-O-War Cay. Fortunately, we arrived in time to explore the island that same day but we had to cut our visit short. Speaking of cuts, while we were there some of our crew got haircuts. Just imagine a boat with men with no hair whatsoever. Boy, they were a goofy looking bunch! When we got back on the boat, I dont think Ive ever seen anyone laugh as hard as captain did. After we got all cleaned up, we had a dinner of spaghetti which I barely kept down because the thought of those bald guys was still on my mind. But I did manage to get couple of bites down. They did not look funny, mind you; its just that looking at them made you smile. Everyone turned in after that. It was what you would call a late dinner. I tried taking a chance to sleep below deck; it was in vain. Day 5: We had to wake up 7 a.m. cause captain said that if we wanted to get to Hope Town, we had to get an early start. So we had a quick breakfast and went through the necessary procedures. We arrived in Hope Town by 11:50 a.m. Unfortunately, on the way someone had clogged up the head (toilet for all you non-boating types). Therefore, we had to relieve ourselves by peeing . I mean, urinating off the side of the boat. Also on the way, two things happened. First, captain let me steer the ship, and second, we saw a pod of dolphins swimming next to the boat. When we got to Hope Town, I was surprised to see that captain also came ashore with us, but then I saw why. He took us to the top of the lighthouse. While the grownups were talking, some of us passed the time by throwing stuff off the side of the lighthouse. We threw a wallet, a rock, a nail and a shoe (we retrieved them afterwards). The captain took us on a tour of the island. It was only revision for me cause Ive been here bout a million times. After the tour (which I helped with), we went to Captn Jacks restaurant for dinner. After spending about two hours there, we went back to the Pellucid Some of us went below deck and started a game of Scrabble. The rest stayed above deck and started a conversation with the captain. Before we knew it, it was time for bed. Day 6: Captain let us sleep in late today because he knew steering back to Marsh Harbour would be tiring. So he let us rest in advance, (we were supposed to be the ones sailing us back to Marsh Harbour). So each of us was assigned a job, (mine was manning the sail). We arrived in Marsh Harbour at about quarter to one. When we arrived, captain gave us the key to the showers at the dock. I was the first one in, I took a little longer than necessary, and they didnt hesitate to let me know. Nevertheless, it isnt everyday that you dont bathe for six days. After showers we put on some sensible clothes and walked to a local restaurant. After a delicious dinner, we walked back to the Pellucid. I wanted to make my last day on the boat one to remember, so I did what everybody else should have done .. I went to sleep. Day7: Almost everybody woke up early the next day including me. I guess they were really eager to get off the boat (who could blame them). We cleaned the Pellucid from top to bottom. Then we got our luggage, took a few pictures, and left. Captain Bob was probably sad to see us go but we had lives of our own. So that concludes my week at Seabase except for a few events that took place like the aliens that came down and planted chips in our toes to make us forget about them and their spaceship. Ha-ha that didnt really happen.Or did it... ??My Week at Sea Base with American Scouts 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.

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September 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 29 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 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 P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020 Dr. Ken Dickie Plastic Surgeon September 15th, 2003 Dr. Kelvin Gipson Foot Doctor August 29th, 2003 Ms. Yvette Andrews Certified Nutrition Specialist September 1st, 2003 The Lab is now open 5% discount for pensioners For Appointments Call 367-0020 Also Certified Swedish Massage & Fitness Trainer BUCKLE UP! ITs TheITs The ITs TheITs The ITs The LL LL L AA AA A WW WW WThe Department of Environmental Health Services is urging all residents of The Bahamas to help in the control of mosquitoes. The recent rains that Abaco has been experiencing are allowing many types of mosquitoes to breed. Mosquitoes are the carriers of several very severe diseases. Although there is no evidence of West Nile in the country, the department has stated that there is a threat of its being introduced into the country. Mosquitoes become infected by feeding on birds that have the virus. There are other diseases such as malaria which are transmitted by mosquitoes. The best way to control mosquitoes is to remove all containers holding water fromMosquitoes Can Carry DiseasesElectricians Given BEC rulesElectricians were invited to BECs Marsh Harbour office for a discussion on several changes to their regulations and the relationship between BEC, the electricians and the consumer. Licensed electricians are in charge of the electrical wiring and the connection process in conjunction with BEC officials. Home owners may sign forms and initiate the process but BEC deals with the electricians concerning the work. The certificate of completion issued by BEC is then the property of the electrical contractor. It is generally accepted that this certificate is passed on to the homeowner. There have been instances where these certificates have been retained by the electrical contractor, presumably for non-payment of work performed. BEC does not mediate disputes between the homeowner and the electrician. Leading the discussion was Inspector John Green from BECs Nassau office who does Abaco inspections. Assisting was Mr. Everette Strachan of BECs local accounting department and responsible for dealing with customers. The location of the meter and main service was another item discussed. The meter must be in a location mutually satisfactory to the homeowner and BEC. The electrical contractor handles this on behalf of the homeowner with BEC staff. Locations requiring poles, transformers or other special treatment will require a written permission and release from the property owner. Residences and businesses requiring more than a 200 amp service must use a threephase service which allows the load to be balanced on BECs equipment. It was pointed out that by law only licensed electricians are allowed to work on the supply area of wiring at a business or residence. around properties. This could include old tires, buckets, cans, pots, derelict vehicles and discarded appliances. Residents should check to see that septic tank inspection covers are fitted properly to exclude mosquitoes. All window and door screens should fit properly. There are several precautions everyone should take. Mosquitoes are out in the biggest numbers at dawn and dusk. When persons are out at these times, it is wise to wear long sleeved clothing and apply repellents, particularly those containing DEET. The Department urges every resident to look around to eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can breed. Water MakersWell Done carries a complete line of Reverse Osmosis Desalinators. Sizes start at 100 GPD to 20,000 GPD .We can install, service and maintain all of the equipment we sell and drill the neccessary water and drain wells to supply the units. Water Well ServicesProfessionally drilled water and drain wells. Serving all of Abaco including: Guana Cay, Elbow Cay, ManOWar Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbour. We case all of our wells down to the water and use professional well screen at the pump levels. Get your well done today to supply your water maker or your home or business.Call us today 242-367-4841 242-367-4842 Call us today 242-367-4842 242-367-4841We also sell, service and install water makers

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Page 30 The Abaconian September 1st, 2003Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties9 hse + 365-4465 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties13 + 365-4234 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Elbow Cay Prop 43 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 22 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 50 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Island Colours + 366-0290 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hue 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general Abaco information www.abacoinet.com www.abacoinfo.com www.abacos.com www.go-abacos.com www.oii.net + agents who have multiple cottages and houses 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. 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 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 & ChestFREEZERSNOW IN NOW IN NOW IN NOW IN NOW IN STOCK STOCK STOCK STOCK STOCKHOUSEHOLD APPLIANCESSPECIALS GOOD, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, FOR SEPT. 2003 Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@oii.netWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote,Mr. Raymond Lowe is a proud entrepreneur who has opened a boat repair shop on S.C. Bootle Highway on Bustic Bight.The One Stop Boat Shop opened with the assistance of the Bahamas Development Bank which aids small and medium sized businesses with organizational skills, budgeting concepts and financial backing. Many businesses on Abaco have begun with assistance from that governmental institution. Mr. Lowe expects to do minor engine repairs but will specialize in fiberglass and hull work. By Jennifer Hudson Many people driving along the S.C. Bootle Highway have been inquisitive about the aluminum dome situated just north of the Lazy Parrot. This building will soon be opening as a small boat repair and maintenance marina called the One Stop Boat Shop and is owned by Raymond Lowe. As the business name implies, all types of minor engine and boat repairs will be handled but the emphasis will be on fibreglass repair and painting. The dome-shaped building, imported from the U.S., is very strong and hurricane proof. The door and roof height will accommodate even a 30-foot length boat with a T-top. Most of the boats, he expects, will be trailered toNew Boat Repair Shop Opensthe site but access is available by boat from Bustic Bight for people coming from Moores Island and Sandy Point. Raymond Lowe, a 1985 graduate of Queens College in Nassau has always enjoyed the sea and tinkering with boats with the hopes of one day opening his own business. He studied boat repair in Florida and gained further experience in Nassau then in 1992 came to Abaco with the hope of establishing a boat business here. It took many years of waiting for a piece of Crown Land but his years of waiting and planning have now come to fruition and Raymond is very excited to be opening his business to serve the boating community of Abaco. The Bahamas Development Bank is a govenmental agency which helps small and medium sized businesses get started. They help prospective business owners with setting up a business plan, providing technical assistance and budgeting. The bank usually give credit approval within a couple of months. The Bahamas Development Bank is particularly interested in businesses in the tourism, agriculture, fisheries, transportation or maufacturing fields. Many of their loans are in the Family Islands as government feels that the potential for growth is greater in these islands.Bahamas Development Bank Assists Small Businesses A Development Bank Project

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September 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 31 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Fire Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept. 367-2000 Fire -Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept.VHF Ch 16 Ambulance Trauma One Marsh 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 ...........................$$$.............. 367-2158 Conch Crawl......................$.............. 367-4444 Golden Grouper.... ..............$.............. 367-2301 Henrys Jerk Center...........$.............. 367-5959 Hummingbird ....................$$.............. 367-2922 Jamies Place .....................$.............. 367-2880 Jib Room........ ..................$$.............. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried C hicken (lunch-5pm).. 367-2615 Mangoes ........................$$$.............. 367-2366 Ginos.... .............................$.............. 367-2002 Pops Place........................$....+..... 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 .................................................... 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 .................$$$.............. 365-5137 Orchid Bay.......................................... 365-6175 T reasure Cay Florences Cafe.... ..............$ Coconuts ............................$ Harbour Cafe ......................$.............. 365-8635 Hudsons Delight .................$.............. 365-8648 Island Boil & Sports Bar...$$.............. 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 Nancys .............................. 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 Closed Aug 30 Nov 1 Closed Sep 1Nov Closed Aug 30 Nov 1 Closed Sep 13 Oct 24 Closed Sep 3 Nov Closed Until Jan 2004 Closed Sep 6 Nov 3 Closed Sep 1 Oct 2 Closed Aug 31 Oct 15

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Page 32 The Abaconian September 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 Gallery & Frame Shop Tel: 367-4227 Abaco Glass Tel: 367-2442The 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 Affordable Reliable200-800 GPD SC Compact 1000-1500 GPD SC StandardSK WatermakersMarine, Residential, and Commercial Systems from 150 to 10,000 Gallons per Day Superior Warranty Coverage Highest Quality Components Wide Range of Options RO Parts & Supplies(772) 489-0852ww w.skwatermakers.com4675 N. US 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34946Installation Available in Abaco by:PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town Buckle Up Man-O-War CayIndependence Day Is CelebratedBy Margo Albury July 10th was a wonderful sunny day with clear skies, perfect for the celebration of our countrys 30th anniversary. The community of Man-O-War gathered at the ballfield overlooking the calming Atlantic Ocean. The first part of the day was ceremonial with a prayer and the national anthem. Then the games began. The events for the sixteen and under: ball throw, egg and spoon, sock races, sprinting, distance running, swimming and diving. For the seventeen and over: wood sawing, nailing, conch breaking and the Man-O-War Slippery Pole. At the end of the day all the points achieved by each participant were added up and placements of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd were divided into age groups.Girls2 and under 1st Makayla Roberts, 2nd Shania Sawyer/ Kalina Weatherford, 3rd Brittany Weatherford Ages 3-4 1st Emma Pitcairn, 2nd Gavanna Manni/ Felicia Roberts, 3rd Abigail Phillpot/ Michela Albury Ages 5-7 1st Cathy Weatherford/ Ariel Malone, 2nd Alexzandra Phillpot, 3rd Kara Knowles Ages 8-10 1st Stephanie Sweeting, 2nd Bethany Denton/ Chelsea Albury, 3rd Chelsea Eldon Ages 11-13 1st Kelly, 2nd Gabrielle Manni/ Hillary Roberts, 3rd Tabi Denton Ages 14-16 1st Ashley, 2nd Nikita Albury, 3rd Heather Weatherford/ Celisha RussellBoys2 and under 1st Andrew Sweeting Ages 3-4 1st Alton Janes, 2nd Max Albury Ages 5-7 1st Noah Albury, 2nd Hunter Hall, 3rd Dylan Sawyer/ Brandon Weatherford Ages 8-10 1st Chris Yateman/ Conner Albury, 2nd Marquis Knowles/ Kevin Louis, 3rd K.C. Knowles Ages 11-13 1st Mason Nettles, 2nd Will George/ Steven Naulkey, 3rd Chris Weatherford Ages 14-16 1st Cameroon Albury, 2nd Harrison Albury, 3rd Nathaniel Malone/ Noah Denton News of the CaysMan-O-War celebrates Independence each year with a day of fun activities. One of the most popular competitions is the Slippery Pole, reminiscent of the Empire Days games of a previous era. The young men are shown here trying desparately to release a piece of canvas nailed on the end of the pole. Fifty dollars was the prize for the winner of the contest. All the children of Man-O-War compete in a variety of games in the towns Independence celebrations and adults have their competitions as they compete in skills such as sawing, nailing and conch breaking. The day ends with a fireworks show. Please see Cays Page 33

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September 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 33 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. $2.45 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 Three 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 the beach. $53,000 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 Bluff Harbour: Furnished private home. Three bedrooms, three baths plus caretaker cottage. 2000 water front. Secluded. One acre. Boat ramp and dock site. Needs repair. North End: NEW! Stunning furnished hilltop, 3 bedroom, 2 bath hom with fireplace, perched 35 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Vaulted ceilings. 125 on ocean. Panoramic views of ocean through French doors, 3000 squ. ft. under roof plus 1,000 sq. ft. of screened-in porch. W/D, A/C in master bedroom lus ceiling fans throughout. One acre. $1.42 million gross NEW! Secluded two-acre parcel with house stretching from Bluff Harbour to the Sea of Abaco. Over 1000 feet of water front. Stunning views. Two bedrooms / 2 baths. New protected dock on Bluff Harbour. Gazebo on Sea of Abaco. 30,000 gallon cistern. Stand-by generator. Many mature trees. Garage. $3,000,000 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. $575,000 ONO Munjack Cay: One-quarter acre on beach 125 frontage $183,000 Little Ambrigris Cay: 10 acres. Dock material on site. Beautiful beach. High hill. $515,000 gross Abaco Main Land: 100 on the Sea of Abaco x 200 Near Fire Road. B$59,000 110 of Sea of Abaco x 200 with new nearly finished block 2 bedroom 2 bath house. Near Fire Road. B$177,000 Sales, Rentals and Property Management SOLD 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 Best OverallGirls: Kelly (34 points) Boys: Mason Nettles, Noah Albury, Cameroon Albury (31 points each; first ever 3-way tie) There were a total of 80 kids 16 and under that participated this year. The events for the 17 and over: Wood Sawing: 1st Elliot Roberts, 2nd Dave Albury, 3rd Gary Sawyer Nailing: 1st Gary Sawyer, 2nd Pete Roberts, 3rd Shane Albury Conch Breaking: 1st Ernie Sweeting 2nd Gary Sawyer, 3rd Shane Albury CaysFrom Page 32 While the events occurred along the water front such as the swimming and slippery pole, burgers and other food items were sold along the street. The day ended at the basketball court where the awards were given out and trophies were awarded. The last event of the day were the fireworks at the ball field.New Chef at Hibiscus CafeBy Margo Albury Neil Albury, owner/head chef of Hibiscus Cafe, moved to Marsh Harbour in order to run his new restaurant. George Malone will be the new chef in Man-O-War. The menu at the restaurant is the same with the same recipes but with a few new items on the menu. Hibiscus Cafe is now a chain with two restaurants one located in Man-O-War and one in Marsh Harbour. Great success can be expected from both restaurants.Summer Is Waterrmelon SeasonWatermelon season is eagerly anticipated each summer. And Abaco grows hundreds of teh tasty melons. They are available off the back of trucks and in shops. Truckloads are shipped to Nassau during the season where they bring good prices. 1. Property #51, 15,600 square feet, Murphy Town Crown Allotments with stone house, Murphy Town, Abaco 2. Property #55, 6,900 square feet, Murphy Town Crown Allotments with stone house Murphy Town, Abaco 3. Property #54E, 6,500 square feet, with foundation, off the front street Murphy Town, Abaco Persons interested in purchasing any of the above properties should send their bids in writing to: The Manager Bahamas Development Bank P.O. Box AB 20956 Marsh Harbour, Abaco BAHAMAS The Bank reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Distressed Property For Sale Advertising in The Abaconian Brings Results TheAll Abaco RegattaInvites you to anEvening CruiseFriday, September 12 On the DUKE Live Music and Entertainment Bar and Food available Board at 7 p.m. for 8 p.m. departure Marsh Harbours domestic dock Do your part the easy way to help raise the final $65,000 needed to fund the September Regatta Reserve your place by buying a $30 ticket now at the Tourism Office, Abaco Hardware or Mackerels RestaurantPlan on attending the races September 25 27

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Page 34 The Abaconian September 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.bsLocal Government at Work Dundas Town 30 Jul 2003 The Dundas Town Committee met successfully to review their budget allocation of $110,000 for the 2003 2004 fiscal year. This is the same amount they were given last year. It is presumed that town expenses will parallel those of last year. However, projected town expenses will be finalized in August when tenders are opened and contracts awarded. Committee member Carl Archer was chosen to go to Council to replace George Cornish, who missed three consecutive meetings and was removed. Murphy Town 11 August 2003 Administrator Williams explained that the money received by three towns in Central Abaco is for salaries, contractual obligations and community projects. Salaries are mainly a Council obligation. Contractual items are the contracts for garbage, road maintenance and the cleaning of public areas. A small amount of money is often included for community projects such as improving restrooms or a park. Town Committee Chairman Cubel Davis Jr. opened the tenders for town road maintenance, garbage collection and other routine jobs. The tenders will be studied for appropriate price and the capability of those offering the tenders before they are awarded. The total allocated to Murphy Town is $112,600 which is the same as last year. Last year road maintenance totaled $46,800 and garbage collection totaled $32,000 and were the two largest single expenses budgeted for. Cemeteries, beaches, docks and public grounds are other items which are covered by the budget. These are typical recurring expenditures for each town. The Murphy Town cemetery needs to be expaned and Mr. Williams suggested that they present their case to Central Government as this is properly their responsibility. Once a cemetery is established, then it is a towns responsibility to maintain it. Mr. Davis thought it should be behind the site slated for the new community center. A town meeting will be called to discuss this and other issues including the naming of some streets. Hotel Licensing 20Aug03 Administrator Williams advised the acting Board chairman, Sonneth Lockhart, and members that they are neither trained nor required to make hotel inspections. The inspections are carried out by a professional team from Nassau. This will include someone from the Ministry of Tourism, a fire official from the Royal Bahamas Police Force, someone from the Ministry of Works and someone from the Department of Environmental Health, with each member being responsible for particular items within their portfolio. On completion of this inspection, a report will be issued to the local Hotel Licensing Board itemizing deficiencies at each property. The local board is then responsible to follow up and see that these items are corrected before the annual license is issued. During the year the local Board is encouraged to conduct spot checks of the properties within their jurisdiction. These visits would be helpful to keep the Board informed of the general atmosphere of a hotel and its presentation to guests. The Board discussed various hotel properties that are delinquent in remitting the six percent hotel tax to the Administrators office. This is the only tax a hotel may charge customers. Other fees may be shown, charged and collected but there must not be any reference to these other fees being a government-imposed tax. It was pointed out that this tax is collected on behalf of government and is not part of the operating revenue of the hotel. It is due to government on collection but tax rules allow it to be paid monthly. There are substantial properties in the area that are seriously delinquent in remitting this hotel tax to government. Administrator Williams said that the Attorney General stated that withholding government taxes is a misdemeanor when the amount is under $5,000 and a felony when above $5,000. The floating hotel based in Marsh Harbour asked months ago for various concessions. Nothing further has been heard and the Board will attempt to bring this file up-to-date. A chairman must be named for this Board by the Council and Council needs to appoint people for several vacancies which exist. The Central Abaco Council will be contacted to fill these vacancies. Port Authority 21 August 2003 Chairman Dale Hill recognized Captain Cyril Roker at the meeting. Mr. Roker has been recently assigned to Abaco as the Port Controller and will be responsible for the operation of the new port facility where he has an office. One of his prime functions is ensuring the collection of all maritime-related revenues. He will act as governments advisor on maritime issues which the local Port Authority act on. Mr. Roker has 21 years of service with the Port Authority in Nassau and was second in command there. This Board has not met since February 22 and several issues were outstanding including three missing piling marking the channel into the new port and no lights on these piling. Mr. Roker asked for a quote to replace the piling which will be sent immediately to Nassau. He advised the Board that lights for the piling are in Nassau. They will be installed by the Defense Force with a local Please see Local Govt. Page 39 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 F Phone: 305-979-8200 Email: hquin@bellsouth.net Web page: www.treasurecaylandings.com

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September 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 35 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 Walk-ins welcome, No appointment needed Offering complete primary care medical service including 24/7 Acute/emergency care available to our patients Gynecologic and prenatal checkups Pediatric immunizations and well baby care Minor surgery, cryo surgery Comprehensive lab and x-ray including Ultrasound and electrocardiography Dr. Frank Boyce, M.D., Board Certified, American Board of Family PracticeDr. Marc Binard, M.D., Board Certified, American Board of Internal MedicineDr. E.J. Downs, M.D. Board Certified, American Board of Emergency MedicineOffice 367-2295 Emergency Phone 357-6569 Celebrating 18 years of service to AbacoAbaco Family Medicineis pleased to announce new hours to better serve our patients Monday through Friday 9 5 Saturday 9 12 Kenneth Dickie, M.D. First of a Two-Part Series For the last few decades the American ideal of beauty has included a suntan. We equate a tan with a healthy lifestyle. As a result, millions of people lie outside for hours in order to produce a tan. Unfortunately, this extended exposure to the sun increases the risk of skin cancer. Tans are not healthy, despite our cultural ideals. Studies have shown that too much sun damages skin, increases wrinkles and increases the risk of skin cancer. Twenty percent of Americans will develop skin cancer at some time during their lives. Some people have a higher risk of developing skin cancer than others. If you are fair skinned or have light colored eyes, you should be more concerned about limiting your exposure to the sun. Similarly, those who have a tendency to develop freckles on their face or body are at risk. Individuals who have spent a good amount of time in direct sunlight as a child or throughout their lifetimes are at a higher risk of developing skin cancer. People who regularly tan in natural sunlight or use sun lamps or tanning booths should be aware that they are at an increased risk for skin cancer. Understanding the risks and signs of cancer is imperative for a generation of individuals who spend so much time in the sun. Knowing good prevention and detection methods can help to eliminate skin cancer in the quickest and easiest way possible. Perhaps the reality of skin cancer will eventually change our notions of beauty. Until then, we should at least be wary of the suns effects on our bodies. While having dark skin lowers the risk of melanoma, it does not mean that a person with dark skin will never develop melanoma.Types of skin cancerThere are three main types of skin cancer: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Malignant Melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type. It is a slow-growing form of cancer that does not spread to other parts of the body. It can appear as oval or round patches on the skin. Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer. It grows at a faster rate than basal cell carcinoma and does have the potential to spread. Often squamous cell carcinoma appears as a small round bump that is elevated from the skin. It is sometimes red with a sore in the center that does not appear to heal. Malignant melanoma is the least common but most severe form of skin cancer. It usually begins on or around moles and spreads. If detected early enough, all three forms of skin cancer can be cured.Detecting skin cancerWith skin cancer, just like any other form of cancer, early detection is key. Anyone concerned about skin cancer should become familiar with all of the spots, moles and bumps on his/her skin. Regularly check the skin for abnormalities or new growths. Anything unusual should be watched very carefully. Growth, spreading and variations in color on any spots of bumps should be considered suspicious. Going to a doctor to have them checked out is a good idea. Dr. Kenneth Dickie is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Plastic Surgery. He specializes in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery as well as Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery. Dr. Dickie has been in clinical practice since 1984, and is currently a member of the Canadian and American Societies of Plastic Surgery and the Canadian and American Societies of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. For a complimentary consultation, please contact the Auskell Clinic at 367-0020 in Marsh Harbour or the Bahamas Institute of Plastic Surgery at (242) 351-1234 in Freeport. Part Two will be in the next issue. Brent Cartwright brent@mlrealty.net Mailin Sands mailin@mlrealty.netLIGHTBOURN REALTYOffice# (242) 367-2992 Fax# (242) 367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasGreen Turtle Cay Office Chris Farrington Agent Office# (242) 365-4695 Fax# (242) 365-4697 Email: chris.f@batelnet.bs MAKING REAL ESTATE REAL EASYTM www.coldwellbankerbahamas.comHope Town Representative Ainsley Harrison Phone 242-366-0338 Email: ainsley@mlrealty .net Pelican Shores Elevated harbour front lots available, one-ofa-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 Regattas NEW LISTING downstairs unit with tennis court view, fully furnished, great pri ce. $249,900 Casuarina Point NEW LISTING two adjacent lots on the canal set back on the waterway, protected and private. Call for more details! Hope Town #5004 Charming 3/3 three story home, large master bedroom with walk-in closet on second floor, presents sea views, large TV room. Situated in North End. Call today! Guana Cay #0338 2/1 beach front home with outside decking. Gorgeous views of the Atlantic. Great rental potential. $375,000 Tilloo #5019 Two adjacent waterfront parcels, 1.75 acres in total, features elevations with views of the Sea of Abaco. Northern lot has 100'+/of water front and is offered at $192,000. Southern lot has 92'+/of water front and is offered at $216,000. Call for more details. Elbow Cay #5017 Lovely 3/2 home on ocean front lot. Features landscaped grounds, open floor plan with views of the Atlantic, ensuite master bath, central A/C and more. Also boasts of a pool, spacious decking and a 12kw generator. $955,000 Guana Cay #0271 4/2 home with a 2/1 apartment situated on a magnificent bluff presenting sea views of the sea of Abaco. This home has a fantastic rental history. Also features a private dock. $699,000 Man-O-War Cay #0331 Elegant well kept residence with 3b/ 3b in lovely community, modern kitchen, ocean views and guest cottage on premises. This house is a must see. Has many extra features! $1,610,000Marsh Harbour AgentsGreat Abaco Club Vacant lot available. This lot has the most canal frontage in the club. Dont miss this opportunity. $239,500 Guana Cay Gorgeous beach front property available. 100' X 700' deep. $349,000 Guana Cay two vacant water front lots in the lovely Orchid Bay. (PLEASE STAMP SOLD) Yellowwood vacant lot now available. Call for more details. Casuarina Point vacant lot available, close to beach. $17,000 Bahama Palm Shores Call about our many listed properties in this fast growing community. Starting as low as $15,000 Man-O-War Vacant interior lots in town and close walk to beach. (PLEASE STAMP UNDER CONTRACT) Casuarina Point 3/1 canal front home, sea walled, dock, boat house, DRASTICALLY REDUCED. $229,000 Leisure Lee Best priced canal lot. $45,000 Guana Cay Beach front lot 70 x 250. $240,000 Medical Advice . . . . . . . Skin Cancer a Real Threat

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Page 36 The Abaconian September 1st, 2003 FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE27-foot Boston Whaler 1988 Completely Refurbished in 2001 New 200 Yamaha 250s with 160 hours Bahamian DUTY PAID Price $48,500 See Treaure Cay Marina Dockmaster Or Call 305-446-5225 Office 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 Simmons PlaceRentals Apartments Office Space Store FrontBarbara M. SimmonsPhone 242-367-2922 East Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, Abaco simmonsplace2002@yahoo.com RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSBAHAMAS 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. Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Great Cistern 3 story furnished 3 b / 3 1/2 b central A/C, cable, phone, storage and generator houses, all around decks overlooking water. Phone 367-5867 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 Marsh Harbour Efficiency. Call 559-8770 Marsh Harbour, Little Orchard, Furnished 2 bed / 2 1/2 bath, walk-in closet, washer/dryer. Call 367-5177 days, 367-3520 after 5 p.m. Marsh Harbour hill top apartments, 2 bed/1 bath, central A/C, fully furnished. Call 3672951 or 366-0347 after 5 Marsh Harbour, Sweeting Tract, two furnished apt. each 2 bed / 1 bath including water and gas. $1100 month. Call 367-2660 Marsh Harbour Sweeting Tract 2 bed/ 1 bath. $800. Call Amos 367-3965 or 367-2004 Marsh Harbour Little Orchard, 2 bed /2 bath, fully furnished. Call for details. Call 367-2262 days or 367-4485 nights. Treasure Cay 2 b/1 b furnished house w/ large garden, A/C, laundry, quiet and secluded area. Call 367-5046 day or 367-3472 night Houses and Apartments For Rent Classified Advertisements Classified Ads Bring Results Call 367-3202By Jennifer Husdon Among his many other distinctions, Mr. Floyd Lowe, M.B.E., is the oldest living former shark fisherman in the Bahamas. Mr. Lowe, the youngest of ten children born in a small house on Parliament Street in Green Turtle Cay, began his career in the fishing industry immediately after leaving the Green Turtle Cay School at the age of fourteen. He says this was the only thing to do at the time as sponging had already died out. He gained his first experiences with shark fishing at Munjack Cay, a small island some five miles north of Green Turtle Cay where his family spent the winter months fishing and cultivating sugar cane. Sharks would gather around the area where the fish refuse was thrown into the water. During the summer the mosquitoes would force the family to return to Green Turtle Cay as in those days there were no mosquito screens or insect repellents and the mosquitoes were unbearable on the small cay. Mr. Lowe feels that his interest in shark fishing was first aroused by his father who told stories to his young son about the days when they would fish for shark liver oil to burn in the lamps. Basil, the oldest brother of the family, joined a group pioneering in shark fishing in the Florida Keys and then in 1929 decided to return to the Bahamas to establish a shark fishing industry here. It was at this point that his brother, Floyd, joined him. Economic conditions in the islands were very bad at the time and the family welcomed this opportunity to find some means of employment. Up to this time there were no powerboats at Green Turtle Cay so the operation was started in small dinghies, fishing with hand lines and setting single hooks overnight. Locally, two men would fish from a 12-foot regular Bahamian-built dinghy but for trips further afield involving a stay of a few weeks, 22-foot boats were used, two of which were the Geneva and the Kahlua Five people all slept on the boat along with the shark skins which had to be kept on board until the boat returned to port. Mr. Lowe jokingly remembers, The townspeople could smell the shark fishermen before they even got back into town! In the beginning only the skin and fins were used. The skins, called shark hides, were packed into 200-pound wooden barrels and shipped to New Jersey where they were used in the manufacture of shoes, wallets and belts, and the fins were much in demand by the Chinese who considered them a delicacy. Later, there was a demand for teeth for jewelry and backbones for walking sticks. At the outbreak of World War II, shark liver oil was in great demand for its vitamin A content. The shark meat was never eaten. After the skins had been removed, the shark hides were stored in a hut, interestingly named Liza, on the site of what is now the park and was the faurthest possible point outoftown. Mr. Floyd remembers that his brother, Harold, who was also in the shark fishing business, was scared to death of sharks, and he himself had a great respect for sharks whether they be nurse, tiger, sand shark, yellow shark or black tip. One of his memories is of an incident that took place while on a trip between Sandy Point and Hole-in-theWall when one of the men was bringing in a shark, the hook slipped and the whole of the mans hand went into the creatures mouth. Fortunately, he was able to retrieve his hand with no serious damage, but it was not a pleasant experience! There was great danger in hooking a shark that was large enough to pull the boat under the water. It could take all day to land the shark, as the shark dived to the ocean floor and, unlike a whale or a porpoise, a shark does not have to surface. Another experience that stands out in Floyd Lowes mind to this day is when he was on a trip to Green Cay, sixty miles southwest of Nassau which he described as being in the middle of nowhere, when a hurricane came by. He and his mates took down the sail and threw all the ballast out, then went ashore into the bushes where they spent the night, taking all the shark fins, food and supplies with them. The early 1930s saw the advent of crawfishing and the decline of shark fishing. The main diet of the shark is crawfish and with so many sharks having already been caught, the waters were now teaming with crawfish. At that time the amount paid for one crawfish was one penny. Usually boats were out for two to three weeks and their takings would be six to eight dollars to be shared amongst the crew. The most profitable trip Mr. Floyd remembers was once when they were away for seven weeks at the end of which they shared thirty dollars! I got married off that, said Mr. Lowe. Economic conditions in the island were very bad at the time and fish was the mainstay of the diet. He remembers the weekend menu well: Saturday lunch was stew fish,Abaconians Who Have Made a DifferenceMr. Floyd Lowes Shark Fishing Days Please see Floyd Lowe Page 39 Mr. Floyd Lowe 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. & Firehouse CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service Centerformerly Television Service Center

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September 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 37 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 SALEMinimum 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 Cherokee Yellowwood 1280 sq. ft., 2 bed/2 bath, central A/C, 12 KW generator. $180,000 Nett Also 2 lots 100x150 located in Yellowwood, five minutes from Winding Bay. Ph. 366-2092 or 477-5291 Eight Mile Beach 15 acres, 21 miles south of Marsh Harbour. 193 on beach, 60 elevation. Call 365-6035 Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com PROPERTY AND 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 PropertyWe also have rental property available.Located on Queen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour P.O. Box AB 20404 Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-367-2719 Fax 242-367-2359 Abaco Real Estate Agency Ltd Green Turtle CayOcean Beach Lots (North End) 1+ acres with good elevation from $245,000 Coco Bay Lots 81 feet on beach from $170,000 Bita Bay Ocean Lot 8.26 acres from ocean to Inner White Sound, good elevation and protection from sea, spectacular views. $1.6 M. On the internet at www.bahamasinvest.com or call 365-4271 LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A TT TT TEnjoy the life style you deserve . Waterfront lots with private boat slips in a secure gated community starting at $195,000 Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 www.greatabacoclub.com 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 MUST SELLINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY REAL ESTATE IN ABACOTreasure Cay Vacant land 10,000 sq. ft. Multi family Lot #65 Bl #167 Dundas Town 1/2 acre, 2 storey 4 bed, 2 bath, family rm Lot #25 Murphy Town Incomplete duplex one unit completed comprising 2 bed, 1 bath 6,900 sq. ft. Lot #60 Murphy Town Vacant Land 11,277 sq. ft. Lot #78B Dundas Town Vacant Land 10,810 sq. ft. Lot # 21 Murphy Town Commercial building 6,500 sq. ft. Lot #70 Murphy Town Duplex 2 2 bed, 1 bath 11,232 sq. ft. Lot #78 Dundas Town L-shape triples 3 2 bed, 1 bath units 9,000 sq. ft. Area for small shop Lot #18B Murphy Town 3 bed, 2 bath Newly repaired 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #67 Bahama Coral Island Vacant Crown Land 14,700 sq. ft. Lot #2For condition of sale and any other information contact M. Gardiner or M.T. Rolle at 367-2141.BIDS ONLY Houses and Land For SaleClassified Advertisements Sandra Evans, BRIMultiple-listing Broker sandra@ab acorealtor.com East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com The Best Service in Abaco Summer ValuesSweet Dreams Charming, well built home in popular area. Two bed, 2 bath. Clear title. $192,900 Bahama Palm Shore Act now. Best priced lot in community. Invest for the future. $6000 Marsh Harbour Commercial building, five occupied units. Good parking and central location. $517,200 Chalet Executive home with separate apartments. 1/2 acre with Sea of Abaco view. $545,900 Hillview Duplex, best quality construction, oversized lot, finish to your own specifications. $118,000 Royal Harbour Prestigious neighbourhood. Level, cleared homesite. Great family area. Harbour views. $69,800 Cabbage Point Pristine conservation land. 100 of shore line. Low impact residential development only. $117,900 Bahama Palm Shore 1/2 acre foreshore homesite. Beachcombers delight. Ideal getaway. $58,800Homes Property Beach front Condos Corporate Rentals Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 3/2 Manufactured Home (24-48) screened in 8 x 30 patio, outside storage shed, ex lrg living room, new carpet, ceiling fans, central A/C, washer/ dryer and appliances. Lot rent $375 includes yard service, cable and sewerReady to Move in Financing Available Owner MUST sell. $36,000 OBO If interested call 561-385-1667 LITTLE HARBOUR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 276+ ACRES BY OWNERADJOINING CHEROKEE AND NEW WINDING BAY DEVELOPMENT Write to P.O. Box 4805 Miami Beach, FL 33141 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALELittle 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 Marsh Harbour, lot in Sweeting tract, 100 x 100, good elevation, quieted land papers. Asking $26,000. 367-3020 or 367-4453 Marsh Harbour Duplex, 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days Buying? Selling? Need Qualified Help?Want more business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201Polyethylene 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 officials who study hurricanes are still predicting that the 2003 hurricane season will have an above normal number of storms. They are predicting 12 to 15 tropical storms with seven to nine becoming hurricanes and of those three to four will become major hurricanes. Several conditions which usually mean a more active season are present now. They include a strong Tropical Easterly Jet wind in the upper troposphere across equatorial Africa and the Atlantic Ocean weaker tropical easterly trade winds an exceptionally favorable African Easterly Jet wind in the lower atmosphere a more northward shift of deep tropical moisture into the main hurricane development region generally warmer-than-average Atlantic sea-surface temperatures. Since no one can predict where or when a hurricane will hit, residents and government agencies should always maintain hurricane preparedness efforts regardless of the overall seasonal outlook. Remember, it takes only one hurricane, whether it is an above average year or a below average year, to bring disaster to an area. The best way to deal with any hurricane is to be prepared.Predictions Are Still for Active Hurricane Season

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Page 38 The Abaconian September 1st, 2003 The landscaping of the public areas of Treasure Cay is part of a continuing improvement program underway by the resort. The resort had begun making improvements before Hurricane Floyd hit which caused thousands of dollars of damage to the landscaping. Since then the resort has been upgrading the facility. Most recently the traffic circle has been redesigned and has now been landscaped attractively. The road from the entrance gate into the center of Treasure Cay has had plantings put in by the P.H.B. landscaping firm of Miami. The owner, Mr. Carlos Tinoco, oversaw the plantings, bringing over the plants and his crew from Florida to do the work.Treasure Cay Continues Beautification ProgramResidents in Cherokee Sound and Casuarina Point are now able to have CoralWave broadband Internet service. Cable Bahamas continued its expansion program to bring broadband Internet access to more residents of Abaco when it activated the service in these settlements. Mr. Erik Russell, Cable Bahamas General Manager of Grand Bahama and Abaco, said that this can mean new possibilities for home and business customers in those areas. We have found that, when CoralWave becomes available, families discover the benefits of being able to stay in touch with each other in ways they never have before, he said. In addition to improving personal communications, businesses in these areas will be able to more readily access information and communicate with their suppliers less expensively and with greater immediacy. Mr Russell said that Cable Bahamas has particularly focused on education to ensure that students can enjoy the benefits of this high-speed service. CoralWave makes it possible for teachers to use the Internet as an integral part of their instruction, CoralWave has the fastest downloads speeds available so the teachers can focus on teaching and not be distracted by poor Internet access. Cable Bahamas provides free Internet access to government operated schools in New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco and Eleuthera. CoralWave has become the number one Internet service in the Bahamas since it was introduced almost three and a half years ago. Cable Bahamas serves more than 16,000 households and over 1,200 businesses throughout the Bahamas. Abaco first received CoralWave Internet in February 2002. CoralWave is now available in the following areas of Abaco: Marsh Harbour including Dundas Town and Murphy Town, Man-O-War Cay, Hope Town and now Cherokee Sound and Casuarina Point.CoralWave Internet Expands 0n AbacoBy Margo Albury The Hibiscus Cafe, a restaurant in ManO-War that has been open for four years, has expanded its business into Marsh Harbour. The Grand Opening was August 24th. The new restaurant is located behind Memorial Plaza, where Backstreet Cafe was located. It is serving Bahamian and American cuisine. The cafe will be having daily specials, and at lunch cafeteria-style lunches are available with new and exciting daily dishes. Dinner will be served every night except Tuesday. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights there will be dinner specials. Sunday night is more of a lighter evening at the Hibiscus Caf. It will be serving appetizers and some sandwiches, ice cream and soft serve will be available (as it will be all the time). Breakfast is everyday (except Sunday) with an exciting menu, including speciality dishes and a create your own section. The owner/head chef of this establishment is Neil Albury, who opened his first restaurant in Man-O-War in 1999. Since then his restaurant has been a great success, andNew Restaurant Opens in Marsh Harbour the only thing left to do was to expand. He is an excellent chef, and he also can make a fabulous cake. His pastry/baking skills are outstanding, doing giant six-tier wedding cakes to fruity truffles. From the looks of it, Marsh Harbour can expect nothing but great things from the Hibiscus Cafe. Advertise in The Abaconian

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September 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 19 Hewes bonefishing boat w/175 Yamaha. Excellent condition. Trailer included. $15,000 ONO. Call 328-5266 or 427-9203 Photo 23 Century w/200 HP Yamaha. Low hours, mint condition, Bahamian DUTY PAID. Call 366-0347 Photo 25 Steiger Craft with a 175 HP Evinrude (not working). Asking $18,000. Call 365-6059 for more details 32 Island Gypsy sportsfishing trawler, 1987, 8 KW Westerbeke generator, A/C, single Ford Lehman 175 turbo-charged engine. DUTY PAID. $45,000 Call 365-4120 Photo 36 Uniflight Houseboat with 115 HP Yamaha. Sleeps 5, hold 250 gal water and 75 gal gas. Ready to live on. More info call Buddy at 3656152 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. 78 Ford Truck, $5000 OBO. Call 366-3061 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 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 SERVICES 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 Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats 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 New Business Needs Accountant/Bookkeeper Must be efficient in computer accounting and microsoft office programs. Must have10 years experience. Please respond to P.O. Box AB 20551, Marsh Harobur, Abaco 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 Dr. William H. KochChiropractor Safe, effective and gentle help for head, neck and shoulder pain, back, hip and leg pain, sciatica, pinched nerves, carpal tunnel, TMJ. Without drugs, surgery or side effects. For an appointment please call 357-6504 or 367-2584 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 TiresThe Healing Power ofTherapeutic Massageby LounetteMarsh Harbour Green Turtle Cay & Treasure CayAdvance appointment requestedTel: 375-8416VHF ch. 8 Little Moon New Generation ConstructionSpeicializing in Private Home Construction, Renovations, Tile Cabinetry, Masonry, Paint, etc. Ph. 365-0614 375-3863 Black Wood James Baillou Island Property ManagementJulie FarringtonP.O. Box AB-22758 Green Turtle Cay Abaco Tel: (242) 365-4695 or 365-4047 email: ipmjulie@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/ipm Vacations Rentals 91 Dodge 13 passenger extended van. $9500 ONO Call 366-0135 96 Mercury Sable 54,000 miles. Great condition. $11,000 OBO Contact Tara Sands @ 3673006 or 365-6587 97 Suzuki Swift, 4 door, A/C. $3500. 100 cc motorcycle $800. Call 367-4643 2000 Ford Explorer XLT 31,000 miles, leather interior, stereo system. $24,000 OBO Contact Michelle Albury @ 359-6770 2000 Hyunda Galloper Jeep, leatehr interior, fully loaded. Call 367-2262 days 367-4485 nights Local Govt.From Page 34 person trained in their maintenance. Wrecks in the immediate area, primarily from Hurricane Floyd, are still a concern. Mr. Roker suggested local dive organizations be contacted to see if there is any interest in taking the wrecks to approved locations and sinking them as artificial reefs. He asked for a list of the wrecks. An effort will soon get underway to get current and delinquent dock, wharf, seawall and groyne fees paid. Floyd LoweFrom Page 36 Saturday supper was fried fish, Sunday breakfast was boiled fish and grits and Sunday dinner was roast fish. At the age of 22 Mr. Lowe left the fishing industry to join the saw mills where he worked until 1964, firstly at Cross Harbour, then on Grand Bahama and then again on Abaco when Owens Illinois moved back to Snake Cay. In the 1970s he returned to Green Turtle Cay where he took over the crawfishing business and then later started the Green Turtle Cay Ferry service. Mr. Floyd Lowe has lived a varied and exciting life and still keeps very busy, not only running his seafood business but also serving the community. He is a J.P., has served on all the local boards and was responsible for building the Green Turtle Cay Gospel Chapel, which is the only church on the island large enough to accommodate a funeral or a wedding. In 1992 he was presented with an award for business and three years ago Her Majesty the Queen honoured him with an M.B.E. The Memorial Sculpture Garden, which opened in Green Turtle Cay in 1987, is another project which Mr. Lowe woorked to bring about and this very generous and hardworking man lives by the motto Never give up; make it work. Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe toThe AbaconianToday 30 x 30 $660 up to a week15 x 15 $440 up to a week Includes set up and disassembly Rent-A-Tent Phone 367-2677 Buying? Selling?Need Qualified Help?Want more business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201

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