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September 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 11, NUMBER 17, SEPTEMBER 15th, 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 Minister Honored for 41 Years of ServiceRev. Dr. Allan Mills Has Faithfully Served the North Abaco CommunityCampers Seek Whales, Dolphins Ferries Carry Students to SchoolFerries carry about 140 students daily to the mainland for schooling. Alburys Ferry carries students from Guana Cay, Man-O-War and Hope Town into Marsh Harbour while the Green Turtle Ferry carries them from Green Turtle Cay. These students must then ride a bus to either Coopers Town or Marsh Harbour. The students go to a variety of schools both private and government. Each of the ferry companies operate special school ferries. Over 200 persons attended a banquet honoring Rev. Dr. Alan J. Mills for his dedicated 41 years as the Moderator of the Zion Baptist Churches on Abaco. The Spinnaker Restaurant was filled with Baptist supporters and community leaders at the September 7 event. Rev. Mills wife of 55 years, Mavena, affectionately called Mother Mills, and 11 of their 13 children were in attendance. The Zion Baptist Convention has nine churches on Abaco with seven being on Abaco proper, one on Grand Cay and one on Moores Island. Mr. Mills holds the record in The Bahamas for his 41 years as Moderator. During the evening, the announcement of the formation of the Alan Mills Scholarship was announced. A plea for funds brought $387 to initiate this educational outreach of the Zion Baptist churches of Abaco. Rev. Mills is a highly respected person who has been active in his community for many years, serving in many capacities. He was a local Constable for 35 years. He served on local Board of Works and Town Planning. He was a member of the Social Service Advisory Committee and has been a Justice of the Peace since 1972. He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in 1976. He was honored with a Queens Certificate in 1992 and awarded with Please see Mills Page 36 Rev. Dr. Alan J. Mills was honored for his long years of service in the Zion Baptist Churches of Abaco. A banquet was held at t he Spinnaker Restaruant in Treasure Cay on September 7 and a special church service was held at Unity Baptist Church in Treasure C ay on September 8. Rev. Mills was Moderator for 41 years, the longest serving moderator in The Bahamas. Shown above are, left to right, Rev. Dr. Mills, Mrs. Mavena Mills, Rev. John McIntosh, current Moderator of the Zion Baptist Churches, and Mrs. McIntosh. A dozen young people attending a camp sponsored by the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey team learned much about their environment. The campers did classroom work and made field trips both on land and on the sea. They are shown here heading out to sea to look for dolphins and whales. Captaining the boat is Pam Church, one of the researchers. The students realized how important it is to preserve our environment. Please see story on page 14.Goombay Attracts HundredsBy Jennifer Hudson On August 22nd a large crowd gathered once again for another evening of Goombay Summer fun. This was the grand finale of Goombay for this summer as, unfortunately, budgetary restraints only allowed for two such events this year. Ms. Agatha Marcel, Parliamentary Secretary with the Ministry of Tourism, hopes very much that next year the Goombay Summer season will begin much earlier on Abaco while a good number of tourists are still on the island so that they can enjoy the Bahamian culture. This year since the celebrations were held so late in August the tourist season was just about at an end but the local residents certainly enjoyed and Please see Goombay Page 2

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Page 2 The Abaconian September 15th, 2003 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKES Bahamian & American Food Breakfast Traditional American & Bahamian foodLunch Daily Bahamian Specials Lunch specials served in ten minutes or lessDinner Enjoy a relaxing water front meal Located at the Conch Inn Resort & Marina Tel: (242) 367-4444Close convenient location Great food at low prices Just like it used to be! New ManagementBreakfast 7:30 am to 11 am Lunch 11:30 am to 3 pm Dinner 6 pm to 10 pm Restaurant & Bar Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously Maintained Our Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount $945 23 Albury Bros$840 22 Boston Whaler$798 20 Albury/Hydra $770 18 Privateer $560 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com Goombay Summer Ends with Grand FinaleMrs. Yvonne Key was presented with a plaque by the Ministry of Tourism for her effort in developing Marsh Harbour Goombay Park. The new site for the Goombay festivities as well as other community events is attractively designed with 11 colorful booths. Landscaping, paving and other improvements are planned. Mrs. Key is shown above on the left with Ministry of Tourism official, Ms. Angela Clare, Director of Out Island Heritage Tourism. Well contructed booths painted bright tropical colors are the beginning of the improvements Mrs. Yvonne Key is making to Marsh Harbour Goombay Park. The water front location with the harbour as a backdrop will be a popular choice for many community activities. appreciated the festivities. Quite a transformation had taken place on the site since the previous week as all of the eleven wooden booths had been painted, each a different bright and attractive hue, adding gaiety to the atmosphere. Although proceedings got off to a rather late start owing to some problems with the sound system, people were very patient in anticipation of the exciting entertainment to come. Special guest performances were by the Soulful Groovers and KB, while other features included Fire Dancer, Lady Natalie; Steel Drummer, Anthony Lowe, and Native Dance by Cultural Dancers. Amazing feats were performed by Spider Man, who literally tied himself in knots, then stunned people by actually eating a drinking glass which had been authenticated by various audience members. People were warned several times by the M.C.,as there were several children present, not to try these stunts at home. A very entertaining act was a limbo demonstration by King Barry. Nowadays limbo dancers are looking for ways to add variety to their acts. King Barry came up with the innovative idea to perform the limbo on roller skates (Had he seen Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical show Starlight Express I wonder, where the whole show is performed on roller skates?) He exhibited great control and succeeded in getting under the bar six and a half inches from the ground whilst on skates. Another delightful addition to his act was getting three young children on stage to limbo under the bar with him. One youngster aged about eight or nine years showed great talent as a future performer as he not only did well at getting under the bar but wowed the audience with his dance steps. A very important part of the evening was the presentation of a plaque to Mrs. Yvonne Key by Don Cornish and Winsome Ferguson of the Ministry of Tourism in appreciation of her hard work and vision in making Please see Goombay Page 1 Please see Goombay Page 39

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

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Page 6 The Abaconian September 15th, 2003 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 South Abaco NewsSandy PointJ.A. Pinder Primary SchoolNew Principal Arrives By Portia Jonsson When school resumed on September 1st at the J A Pinder Primary School in Sandy Point, students were greeted with a new face, Ms. Brenell Clarke. Ms. Clarke is the new principal at the school and hails from the island of Exuma. She has been teaching for four years and was previously stationed at the Burnt Rock Primary School in Mangrove Cay, Andros. Arriving on the island less than a month ago, Ms. Clarke says she is happy to be here on Abaco and is excited about her new role. She added that the school is in need of teachers and a secretary. J A Pinder Primary School has a total of 58 students and four teachers including Principal Clarke. The schools mission statement is to provide the students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge, understandings, attitudes and the skills that will enable them to make positive choices as literate, productive citizens in the 21st century setting locally and globally. Teachers at the school have started three afternoon clubs: the choir club, computer club and needlecraft club.Community NewsBy Jennifer Hudson Mr. Alan Burrows of Sandy Point died suddenly during the night of August 24th. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, and son, Cameron. A funeral service was held on August 30th at the Sandy Point Assemblies of God Church. The J.A. Pinder School in Sandy Point has been given a new face lift in time for school opening. The paint job was carried out by the local authority. The upgrade of parks by local government continues throughout South Abaco. Casuarina now has a park and the Cherokee Park is in progress. The entrance to the airstrip has received a further face lift by the planting of exotic and tropical plants by Local Government and District Council. The community of Sandy Point received the gift of a satellite phone for Hurricane Disaster Preparedness from Disney Cruise Lines. There has been concern among fishermen that some have not been abiding by the rules for the harvesting of crawfish; many have not waited for the season to open before going out. The concerned fishermen hope that the officials responsible for enforcing the rules will carry out more surveillance.Student Bussing Will ContinueThe Sandy Point PTA for the J.A. Pinder Primary School held a meeting August 26 to introduce the new school principal, Ms. Brenell Clarke. Attending and answering general questions was District Superintendent, Mr. Hezekiah Dean from Marsh Harbour. He addressed parents on their concerns that governmentsubsidized bus service was to be discontinued taking children to private schools in Marsh Harbour. Earlier directives had declared that this practice was to cease along with subsidized ferry travel for students on the cays who attend private schools. Mr. Dean assured parents that on reflection, the Ministry of Education would continue with this subsidy which has been ongoing for years. During his presentation, Mr. Dean announced that he is being transferred to Grand Bahama on September 15 after seeing schools on Abaco get underway. His replacement had not been announced at this time. Mr. Dean assured parents that their desire for a high school was being considered but the small number of high school students now being bussed to Marsh Harbour could not justify a high school in South Abaco at this time. He was confident that as Sandy Point grows, a high school will be justified at some point. Parents asked if the vacant, condemned building on the school grounds could be repaired and used for a computer room and library. The structure will be studied as to its potential. Ms. Clarke was warmly received by the parents attending as she outlined some of her plans for the school. Three school clubs will be formed for interested students with parental consent. These will be held from 3 4 p.m. after the normal school hours. The first will be a choir on Tuesdays. Then a computer club will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Finally, a needlecraft club will be held on Fridays. The school now has two working computers and several others that are not operational. Ms. Clarke is a native of Exuma and comes to Sandy Point from her last post on Mangrove Cay, Andros.Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderNewest ArrivalCongratulations to Dean and Krystal Weatherford on the birth of their new son, Robbie. He was born in Freeport on August Please see South Page 36 The first PTA of this school year for J. A. Pinder Primary School was held on August 26 to introduce a new principal, Ms. Brenell Clarke. She is shown here in the center with Mr. Paul Pinder, PTA President, on the left and Mr. Hezekiah Dean, District Superintendent, on the right. Ms. Clarke has come to Sandy Point with enthusiasm and new ideas for teaching the students. She will be organizing clubs for them after school and is eager to begin her new life on Abaco. JEWELRY PERFUMEOMEGAWATCHESCHINA, CRYSTAL, JEWELRY, WATCHES & RESORT WEAR FOR EVERY BUDGETTreasure Cay, Abaco Mon Sat 9 5 pm Closed for lunch 12 noon 1:30 pm Tel: (242) 365-8132 Diane Solomon Manager

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September 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 7HURRICANE INSURANCEYou Can Be Blown Away By a HurricaneOr you can rest easy knowing INSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED, INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTSNASSAU Rosetta Street P O Box SS 6283 Ph (242) 394-5555 Fax (242) 323-6520 FREEPORT Pioneers Way P O Box 42541 Ph (242) 352-7421 Fax (2420 352-2857 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Queen Elizabeth Dr P O Box AB 20666 Ph (242) 367-4204 Fax (242) 367-4206 ELEUTHERA Queens Highway PO Box EL 25190 Ph (242) 332-2862 Fax (242) 332-2863that you have excellent insurance coverageNobody does it better The Big Winner ashore on Marsh Harbours Front Street Pelican Shore, Marsh Harbour Hurricane Floyd September 1999 Tiki Hut, Marsh Harbour waterfront Abaco Wholesale, Marsh Harbour

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Page 8 The Abaconian September 15th, 2003 The Editor Says . Our Invisible Growth All About TownGenerally Speaking . .National IssuesDavid RalphBy S. Timothy Roberts As we plod forward into the future, very little seems to be changing except the level of our need to change, which is constantly growing greater. The events of the past few years have changed the way the world works, and the global economics are continually redefining strategies and borders. Future agreements threaten monumental changes to our own economic structure and strategies with WTO, FTAA and CSME all vying for our attention. Yet the one thing that somehow remains clear with all that looms in front of us is that we are not ready. Our lack of readiness is due to our inactivity in preparing ourselves for these changes. It is not because we are incapable; we are not adapting to this global market that we are a part of. The privatization of Batelco (now called BTC) is moving sluggishly, if at all. Three companies are waiting anxiously for September 12th, 2003; then it remains to be seen who will hang on for yet another round of waiting. The seeming reluctance of the government to move forward in privatization is quite plausibly founded on the fear of losing the millions of dollars of revenue that BTC brings in each year. However, more money and opportunities exist for the country with a privatized BTC. The government needs to be in the business of running the country, not corporations. The courting of foreign investors and capital ventures needs to be tempered with a sound and focused direction that we want our country to grow in. Environmental and social impact assessments need to be made and such reports need to be available to public scrutiny. Foreign investment is welcome and, indeed, very necessary for our continued prosperity. The Bahamian workforce needs to be well educated and on its toes ready to take advantage of every employment opportunity that these investments bring. Our educational system, for this very reason, needs a serious overhaul. It needs to adapt and focus on producing not just educated young men and women but well enlightened individuals who are proud of their country and their heritage. People who care not so much about the couple of dollars that go into their own pockets, but for what can be made for everyone in the country if we always give good service. The Chamber of Commerce needs to be applauded for its many efforts to inform and educate Bahamian enterprises of the need for good quality service. It is a shame that it seems that there has been little or no heed given to them. There is now in circulation a booklet for possible changes to be made to our Constitution. One of the changes making headlines that religious leaders are taking exception to is the option to remove the Christian values statement from our constitution. Whilst it may be idealist and more than likely unrealistic to actually say that we are a Christian nation, I believe to remove the statement would be to remove the last restraint on our country. The issues are many, and to list them all would take more space than this paper has to give, but they are real and need our full attention. We need to be ready now, not when it is too late. It may be far fetched at this point of our history to even hope for first world status, but we can make changes in ourselves and in our country that will help us live and operate as though we are.The 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 Contributors: Annabelle Cross, Rayallen Fredericks, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most compete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,500 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 By Isobel ShermanDoes Anyone Care?The high school located on Forest Drive in Murphy Town is the largest high school on Abaco. It is a school that constantly has to struggle with many problems because it seems no one cares. Yet the school has managed to thrive. This past week, as has been the rule the past four years, teachers were busy painting their classrooms. Some students came by to help. The truth of the matter is that if teachers did not paint their classrooms, they probably would not get painted. Since Hurricane Floyd there have been no drinking fountains at the school. Hear me, Hurricane Floyd, September 1999, four years ago. Maybe the public thinks the school classrooms and grounds do not get hot so students do not need water. The lack of furniture was already stated in another article. The outside of the school badly needs a coat of paint. The gates at the entrance of the school need to be finished so they will lock and a pedestrian gate needs to be put up. The garbage dumpsters need to be brought back as they were taken away for the summer. The school needs security 24/7. The school was broken into at least three times this summer. Abaco Central High School has a staff of dedicated teachers who work hard under these conditions. We have accomplished many firsts for Abaco. Yet it seems the more we try we are still, as one colleague says, the orphanage or the school that no one cares about. In a few days Abaco Markets will unveil its Solomons SuperCenter store. The evolution of this store joins a long list of expanding local businesses, all of which indicate the excellent financial health of the area. Abacos impressive growth probably began with two key events in 1959: the Marsh Harbour airport opened and logging roads began connecting remote towns. It is hard to imagine Abaco without the roads we now take for granted. Treasure Cay was non-existent and Marsh Harbour took a distant third place in importance after Green Turtle Cay and Hope Town. Commissioners and all essential government services were situated in these two off-shore cays covering north and south Abaco. At that time there were no banks on Abaco and commerce was served by a weekly mail boat from Nassau. Essentially, there were no businesses offering permanent employment. Barclays Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce opened in Marsh Harbour late in 1959. They were both chasing the lucrative banking business brought by the 500 600 employees of the Owens Illinois logging operation that moved to Abaco that year from Grand Bahama. Barclays got the company account but there was enough money pumped into the economy by those employees to satisfy CIBC. The logging operation moved to Andros in 1966 but this did not greatly affect Abaco as their new sugar operation was getting underway and at that time appeared to offer a long-term permanent presence. Treasure Cay and the Great Abaco Beach Hotel both came into operation during the 1960s as the areas two large resorts. In their shadow were perhaps five small inns or hotels on the cays whose owners understood the attraction the area held for visitors. The sugar mill closed in 1970 due to a multitude of negative factors. This caused a slump in the economy as Bahamians trained to harvest and process sugar were laid off. Some of these workers were from other islands and returned home. Cherokee was hit particularly hard as many of the fishermen there welcomed the steady and convenient employment at the mill across Big Mangrove as opposed to the rigors of commercial fishing. For Abaco as a whole, the closing of the mill caused an economic slump but was far from a death blow. The new and expanding tourism influx softened the loss of the sugar mill. However, the growing tourism activity was viewed as an interesting localized phenomenon and was not then recognized as an island-wide industry by either Nassau or Abaco. As the small resorts expanded and second homes multiplied in the 70s and 80s, the small service businesses in each town grew also. At no particular instant was the growth evident. The economic health of the small communities was not dependent on a single employer but on a multitude of small players. A business failure of which there were not very many did not adversely affect a town or an area. For the most part our small businesses grew steadily as the tourism activity increased. Many secondary businesses can be seen today living off the success of larger primary businesses. Examples are fuel sales to rental cars and boats, wholesale grocers supplying restaurants, tour companies and restaurants catering to the whims of hotel and house guests. Today our three largest private employers are probably Abaco Markets, Abaco Beach Resort and Treasure Cay Resort. All of these may have begun on a larger scale than their smaller competitors but over the years they have grown in spurts in much the same way as smaller businesses grow. Businesses that we now take for granted, boat and golf cart rentals for instance, began as small and obscure businesses but have grown into substantial enterprises. A fleet of ten rental boats can easily represent an investment of $200,000 $300,000. This is not pocket change. The area restaurants are another growth indicator. The ten restaurants in Hope Town or Green Turtle Cay collectively have a large staff of kitchen help, bartenders and waiters. These have grown incrementally with the overall area growth. Several restaurants have told us of taking in over $15,000 in one days sales during special events. Their suppliers smile at the hamburgers, beer, liquor and other items ordered to satisfy these customers. Our tourism may be called an industry but its foundation is diverse, stable and fairly secure. Our product is not based on one business, on one advertising agency or on one enticing resort. Nassau officials frequently praise us as doing the right thing, that we have a high repeat rate and that our busy summer is the envy of many other areas. We are told to continue doing what we do best. It is easy to apply this statement to the management of a successful resort but it is a harder concept to grasp when the effort is not orchestrated but is the sum of hundreds of small and medium businesses working for their own success. Viewed collectively, these separate businesses become an industry. The grand opening of Abaco Markets renovated Solomons SuperCenter is one of the more visible measures of our growth. The Winding Bay development underway outside Cherokee is making a substantial growth statement. Statements from government indicate something is scheduled for the north end of Guana Cay, however, nothing has been formally announced. Several days before Solomons SuperCenter formally opens, Abaco is to be treated to a one-day business seminar sponsored by the Counsellors, a Nassau marketing firm. That promises to be an eye-opener with growth information on transportation, shipping, agriculture and fisheries, construction, investment strategies and other timely topics. We will report on this in our next issue. Remember to Buckle Up

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September 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 9Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code + Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface US$105 Austrailia Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 3468 1556 USA or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Aug 03 Will Go Elsewhere Next YearTo the Editor: Would you kindly print this letter in your newspaper. Mr. Michael Braynen, Director Fisheries Department Dear Mr. Braynen, During a recent vacation in Treasure Cay from July 8th to July 29th, I had a rather unsettling experience that I feel you should be made aware of since it involves the behavior of an employee in your department. After snorkeling and collecting a few shells on a beach near Leisure Lee on July 19th, I was returning on my rental boat to Treasure Cay when I was pulled over by a Department of Fisheries officer who asked if I had any fish. When I replied I had none but had been snorkeling and collecting a few shells on the beach, I was asked what I intended to do with these shells. I replied that I was taking a few back to my home in California to give to my friends as souvenirs. At this point the Fisheries Department person flew into a rage and started screaming that I needed an export license to take shells out of the Bahamas. When I tried to explain that they were just a few dead shells and not for resale, I was cut off by more screaming, told I was not listening to him and that if he caught me leaving the country with any shells, I would be in a lot of trouble. This ranting went on for about ten minutes at which point he suddenly pulled away in his boat without giving me a chance to say anything. When I returned to our rented villa, I called the Department of Fisheries in Nassau and spoke to Mr. Bernard Munro and was informed that no export license was required if the shells were not for resale. On Thursday afternoon, July 27th, I was sitting reading a book at the Treasure Cay marina when I saw the same fishing officer sitting at the marina bar with some friends. I walked over to explain to him that his head office in Nassau had informed me that no export license was required to take a few shells out of the country. I got as far as saying, I called Nassau, at which point he jumped up and flew into another rage, screaming that he didnt care what Nassau said. If he caught me taking any shells out of the country, he would throw me in jail. This was witnessed by all the patrons at the bar. Realizing it was impossible to communicate with this person (it appears this is how he frequently behaves), I walked away and resumed reading my book. The officer then walked over close to where I was sitting and purportedly called the Customs Department at the airport on his cell phone and told them to watch out for me, and that if I had any shells in my possession when leaving Treasure Cay, to call him and hold me there until he arrived and he would lock me up. I have been renting an ocean villa and boat for three weeks in Treasure Cay for the past fifteen years. I enjoy snorkeling, fishing and looking for seashells. I have found Bahamians friendly and courteous. However, I am 78 years old and this extremely unpleasant incident with its threats and belligerence spoiled a very expensive vacation. Much as I have enjoyed the Bahamas these many years, I will be spending my three-week vacation in Hawaii next year, where, I am told, government employees who deal with tourists are taught the importance of tourism to the economy and receive instructions on the proper demeanor when dealing with tourists. The above is an unbiased account of what transpired during my two encounters with the officer and is written in the hope that something can be done before he seriously impacts tourism in Abaco. Yours sincerely, George RybnicekWe Want More ConsiderationEditor: Please publish this letter written to the Ministry of Education. Dear Sir/Madam: I am going to get right to the point I have three children and my last child is going into grade one. We have now been told that the lower grades at the Amy Roberts Primary School will be combined (grades one and two, and grades three and four). This is totally unacceptable! There should not be any reason for this to happen. When my other two children were in grade one, they had their own teacher and I feel this is the way it should be. What are you, the Government and Ministry of Education doing? Grade one is the foundation of education and they need to be taught on their own. The education of all the children of the Bahamas is very important and some exceptions should be made for grade one. I understand that the Treasure Cay School has a teacher for every grade, a Spanish teacher and a physical education teacher as well as a principal who doesnt teach, but only has the duty of directing the school. Where are your morals? That school has mostly Haitian children in it. It is a disgrace that the children whose parents are from another country and nationality get better educated than our own children of the Bahamas. SHAME ON YOU! I guess you want to educate them so that they can take over the Bahamas. At this rate that is what is going to happen. As far as I am concerned you have no priorities because if you did you would make sure the children of the Bahamas who live on the Out Islands such as Green Turtle Cay would have a substantial amount of teachers to teach. It is also very unfair for the teachers to be expected to properly educate more than one grade level of students within one year. As is known by all, there are many levels within one grade. Our teachers are only humans, not magicians, therefore all suffer. We expect immediate attention to be given to this situation and we would like it to be resolved as soon as possible. Sincerely, Laura SawyerScouts Are ActiveDear Editor: On behalf of the Scout Association of Abaco, I would like to say a big thank you to The Abaconian for its extensive and supportive coverage of our activities this summer. Im sure most of your readers enjoyed the two accounts of the Scout sailing expeditions as much as I did. Your reporting gives Scouts Abaco an excellent forum in which to inform the community of our activities and show our appreciation for its generous support of our programs. Again this year, the Scout candy cane reindeer sale will be taking place. This has always resulted in a welcome source of income for us. In addition, this year we are thrilled to have been chosen to partner with the Rotary Club of Abaco in its annual golf tournament. It is scheduled to take place on January 31, 2004, in Treasure Cay. One of Scouts Abacos major projects this year is the publication of a cookbook. We are still in need of more recipes, in all categories, and are appealing to all of you fine cooks out there to please assist us with some of your favorites. Scouts is a faith-based, community-service oriented program which places emphasis on self-discipline, self-reliance and life skills as well as just plain fun. We are holding an open registration on September 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall. In common with all but six of the 200 countries with a Scouting program, the Scout level is open to both boys and girls aged 11-16. We are very excited to be able to offer Cubs for boys and girls again this year at both the Parish Hall and Abaco Central Primary School The ages are 6 10. Registration for the Scout Troop and Cub Pack in Crown Haven will be held at the same time at the Revival Time Church of God. The two new groups in Crown Haven have done extremely well for their first year in Scouting, including sending a full contingent out sailing with the Sea Base program. Registration for all new members is $22 and $7 for returning members. Scouts Abaco wishes to thank the community, several churches involved, the Rotary Club, the Scurvy Few, Sea Base High Adventure Program and many local business establishments for all their encouragement and assistance. Yours in Scouting, Sandra Evans Abaco District CommissionerWhere Is the Planning?To the Editor, Certainly, Mr. Raymond Lowe is to be commended for the effort he has put into founding his new business. Unfortunately, neither he nor the people who sold him the land considered the aesthetic or environmental impact of his project. On an island that seems to be trying to tout eco-tourism and environmental concerns, the siting of this business was a gross and no doubt permanent in-your-face mistake. The Please see Letters Page 38

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Page 10 The Abaconian September 15th, 2003 Sea Spr Sea Spr Sea Spr Sea Spr Sea Spr aa aa a y Ry R y Ry R y R esoresor esoresor esor tt tt tHopetown, Elbow CayVillas Restaurant Marina OFFERING SPECIAL DOCK RATESSept. 1st 2003 through March 31st, 2004 Boats up to 49 $400 monthly 50 & over $525 monthly Metered water & electricity Texaco Star Port, Fuel, Oil & Ice Boat House RestaurantBar & Freshwater PoolTransportation provided from ferry dock Come by and see us, we have friendly staff waiting to serve you Open 8-5 daily VHF ch. 16 Ph: (242) 366-0065 e-mail: seasprayres@oii.net www.seasprayresort.com 2 two bedroom Villas with full Kitchens 3 one bedroom Villas with full Kitchens NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayStudents Keep Bellevue Open OvertimeBy Jennifer Hudson The new school year has begun and, traditionally the last weekend before school opening is a busy one for students as they get their new uniforms ready and make sure they have all the necessary school supplies. Bellevue Business Depots Back to School Supplies Centre was packed for three days with shoppers who had left their buying to the last minute. Managers Tim Sands and Kathy OKelleher, knowing that customers like a bargain, had put out some very good specials on pencils, pens, sharpeners, rule paper and black and white books which completely sold out. Another enticement was the chance to enter the raffle for a mountain bike with each purchase of fifty dollars. The lucky winner will be announced in approximately two weeks at a drawing. The store opened early at 7.30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings and stayed open an extra couple of hours on Saturday afternoon to accommodate the extra shoppers who, according to Ms. OKelleher, were coming in droves! She expressed how nice it was to see people shopping in the Bahamas instead of the U.S. Extra staff were employed to keep pace with the rush and all staff worked through their lunch hours. Mrs. Annie Parotti, long time employee, expressed how much she enjoyed the buying frenzy as she likes being busy. She said how well behaved the children were and that they had heeded their mothers when they were told to buy what they needed, not what they wanted. There was an air of excitement amongst the children selecting their supplies; they were obviously enjoying making their choices and they all said they were happy to be going back to school.New Veterinary Clinic OpensBy Jennifer Hudson Dr. Derek Bailey, the veterinary who took care of animals at the Community Animal Hospital, will be opening his own clinic beside Abaco Hardware in what was previously Henrys Jerk Restaurant. The clinic, which will be named the Island Veterinary Clinic, will be open Monday through Friday 9.a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays by appointment. Dr. Bailey will be available for emergencies. An office telephone number will soon be available but presently Dr. Bailey can be contacted by cell phone at 242-477-7335. The premises have been completely renovated and include a reception area, large waiting room, examination room and surgery. A full line of companion animal services will be offered including surgery, physical examinations, vaccinations and dental work. The clinic will be offering same day diagnostic services. Dr. Bailey also treats sheep and goats for farmers and is the FAO Small Ruminant (sheep and goat ) consultant for the Bahamas. He is a member of the board for the wild horses of Abaco and does all their equine work. A full range of pet supplies will be carried including shampoos, vitamins, Heartgard and Frontline insecticides. Dr. Bailey has been in veterinary practice in Marsh Harbour for the past three and a half years. Prior to this he worked with the Department of Agriculture in Nassau and in a mixed animal practice in Western Canada. An Open House is planned for the end of September when Dr. Bailey will be inviting the public to view his new facility.Business Is Changing OwnerBy Isobel Sherman Community Animal Hospital in Marsh Harbour is in the process of being sold to Dr Owen Hanna, DVM. Community Animal Hospital has two clinics, the main one in Freeport and one in Marsh Harbour.New Texaco Station Under ConstructionBy Jennifer Hudson A new Texaco Gas Station is presently under construction in Dundas Town on Forest Drive adjacent to the Central Pines subdivision. There was previously a small convenience store on the site but the gas station will incorporate an expanded store under the name Central Pines Star Mart. The store will include coffee, snacks and a deli so will offer breakfast and lunch to go. The gas station will have three pumps, two regular gas and one diesel, each with a double nozzle so that two vehicles at a time can be served from each pump. Construction began four months ago and it is hoped that it will be completed within the next couple of months. Mr. Lealon Simms, one of the owners of the business, has previously operated a gas station in Moores Island.Committee Chairman Speaks OutBy Portia Jonsson Dundas Town Chairman Cay Mills is not happy with the construction of a new gas station in Dundas Town. A few months ago while in Toronto, Canada, he called Administrator Central Abaco NewsBellevue Business Depot was very busy for the days prior to the opening of school. They accommodated the demand by lengthening their hours. Shown above are some of the students making their selections. Please see Central Page 11

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September 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 11 Early Bird CafeShop #8 Colina Building Tel: 367-5310$2.99 Bahamian Breakfast Sheep Tongue Souse, Chicken Souse Stewed Conch/Fish Boiled Fish Tuna, Corned Beef and Sausage with Grits Established 1929 OFFICIAL ROLEX RETAILER BAHAMASA Tradition of Shopping ExcellenceDrayton Pilcher Manager 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 Williams about the project because concerned citizens of Dundas Town were complaining. Mr. Williams was asked to put a halt to the project and send the decision about the gas station to the community for the people to have a say about what was going on. Mr. Williams declined to do so. Back in January of this year when the proposal for the gas station was posted, nothing came from Town Planning to the Town Committee so Chairman Mills thought the project was scratched. Mr. Mills has spoken with the owners of project, Mr. Gary Sawyer of Man-O-War Cay and Mr. Leland Simms of Murphy Town. As Chairman of Dundas Town, he cited a few reasons why the project would not be appropriate in Dundas Town. Firstly, it is disrespectful to go ahead without notifying the Dundas Town Committee. A project of this magnitude should have been brought to the attention of Dundas Town residents. Secondly, the service station is in a residential area. The service station has concerns on both sides, the highway and the side street. It is located in a school zone and adjacent to the biggest subdivision on Abaco, Central Pines Estates. Mr. Mills feels that with the addition of the service station this area would be congested. Additionally, the service station is located on the corner where there has been one traffic fatality for the year and continues to be accident prone. Mr. Mills stated that Dundas Town already has a service station and asked why not put it in Murphy Town as there is no service station in Murphy Town. On August 18th Mr. Mills went to the Environmental Health Department. At that time no site plan had been brought in for Environmental Health to verify if Texaco was putting all the safety mechanisms in place. Mr. Mills wanted to find out how hazardous it would be to put a service station in a residential area with a sick baby born with a breathing problem living just feet away from this project. He then proceeded to the Ministry of Works to find out if they had a site plan of this proposed service station and what safety guidelines they were taking. Mr. Mills was informed that nothing was taken to the Ministry of Works. At the time when Mr. Mills spoke with the owners, the tanks were not in the ground and he finds it peculiar that they would be digging until two oclock in the morning. Mr. Mills wanted to add one final note, As Chairman of the Dundas Town township, I hope the owners are not using their political muscle to try to deceive the residents of Dundas Town for their own personal greed.Disaster Committee MeetsWith increased storm activity in the Atlantic Ocean, the Disaster Preparedness Committee for Central Abaco met on September 2 to ensure that local agencies were ready and aware of each others overall needs and plans. The meeting was co-chaired by Administrator Alexander Williams and Mr. Silbert Mills, who was appointed to the position by the Central Abaco Council. Administrator Jolton Johnson represented South Abaco. Government agencies represented were Police, Batelco, BEC, Water and Sewerage, Social Services, the Government Clinic, Ministry of Works and the Port Department. Non-governmental volunteer agencies attending were the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Marsh Harbour Crash and Rescue, Trama One ambulance, the Red Cross and the Cruisers Net. News media Radio Abaco and The Abaconian were also present. More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 10 A new Texaco gas station in Dundas Town is nearing completion. However, it is controversial as some residents are upset that it is being constructed without getting the towns approval although it was approved by Town Planning. The Disaster Committee for Central Abaco met on September 2 to discuss plans in the event that a hurricane threatens Abaco. The committee is made up of government personnel and citizens who all have responsibilities in various areas of concern. They are shown here going over the National Disaster Preparation book provided by central government. The Committee is co-chaired by Mr. Silbert Mills and Senior Administrator Alexander Williams. Please see Central Page 32

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Page 12 The Abaconian September 15th, 2003Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAILAbaco 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 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 Students Get Low FareBy Isobel Sherman A reminder to all parents who have children attending colleges in the West Palm Beach area that Bahamasair now has a student fare from Marsh Harbour to West Palm Beach. The fare includes taxes and departure taxes and is the same fare no matter what time of the year. The cost of a student round trip ticket to West Palm Beach is $217. In order to purchase a ticket, you must present a photocopy of the student college ID at the time of purchase. The ticket must be purchased at Bahamasair. The dates of the ticket can be changed without penalty. Parents whose children go to college in other parts of Florida should investigate using this ticket to West Palm Beach, then traveling on to the college by other means of transportation. For example, they could travel by TriRail or bus to colleges in Miami or Fort Lauderdale. There are times of the year when airfares are high, the Christmas season and the spring break but a Bahamasair college fare is the same price during those times. Check with Patricia at Bahamasair at the Marsh Harbour airport.District Superintendent DepartsBy Isobel Sherman After just one year as District Superintendent for Abaco, Mr. Hezekiah Dean will be leaving on September 15 to assume the post of District Superintendent for Grand Bahama and to head the Northern Division of the Ministry of Education. Good luck, Mr. Dean, in your new post.S.C. Bootle High SchoolBy Portia Jonsson S.C. Boodle Secondary School in Coopers Town would like to welcome three new members of staff for this academic year. Mrs. Tina Roberts from Nassau, who heads the math department, will be teaching grades 712. Mrs. Opal Farquaharson is a home economics teacher from Nassau and Mrs. Laralee Davis, a home town girl from Coopers Town is working in the social studies department.Abaco Central High SchoolBy Isobel ShermanYear Begins with PrayerFor the past few years the teachers at Abaco Central High School have begun the new school year with a Prayer Breakfast asking God to bless the new school year. On August 27 the Prayer Breakfast for the administration and teachers was held at Mackerels Restaurant in Dundas Town. Offering special prayers for the teachers was Rev. Carla Culmer, minister of St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town. Teachers and administrators took part in the service. Mrs. Nadene Beneby, Senior Mistress, organized it. Abaco Central announced that its theme for the 2003/04 school year will be Changing the World One Student at a Time.Shortages AboundOnce again Abaco Central High School begins the new school year with shortages. These shortages happen every year for the school. The school is short staffed. Needed are an additional English language teacher, a science teacher and two mathematics teachers. The science teacher is needed even though two teachers from other departments are teaching a science class each. Once again the school is desperately short of chairs and desks which has been a problem for the past four years. Even though chairs were sent two years ago, there were not enough. It seems like organizations and persons who borrow the school chairs for events never return all of them. Yet the school does not turn down any request for chairs. Three long tables from the food and nutrition room were borrowed two years ago and have yet to be returned. When students go home and say they had to stand in several classes, remember it is not punishment. It is the fact that there are not enough chairs for every students to have one every period of the school day.Grade 10 Will Choose MajorsThis year will be the start of a new program for grade 10 students. Mr. Hezekiah Dean, District Superintendent, has implemented a careers major scheme. Students in the 10th grade will choose the subjects which they want to pursue for the next three years. Every grade 10 students will take math, English language, family life, civics, physical education and biology. Additionally, the students will choose a major from the option subjects. The fields of study are business, science, liberal arts, technical, consumer School News Please see School Page 13 School began the new year on September 1 with record numbers of students enrolled. Shown above is a class at Abaco Central High School which has its highest enrollment ever approaching 550 students. Some schools are short staffed while others are looking for more equipment and furniture.

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The camp was run by Pam Church, a volunteer from the United States, in conjunction with Diane Claridge of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey. The Mission Statement of the Camp was To educate children about their local environment and conservation issues through fun, creativity, cooperative games and experimental education This was achieved through eight classroom sessions and five field trips. The Open House was well attended by the very excited camp participants, their parents and friends, Ms. Brenell Clarke, Headmistress of the school, and Mr. Jason Roberts, Chief Councillor for the South Abaco District. On display were dozens of interesting photographs taken during the various field trips which included beach camping and astronomy, birdwatching, kayaking amongst the mangroves, snorkeling and a ten-mile boat trip to look for dolphins. The children carried out a conservation and trash clean-up and a graph was compiled of the types and quantities of garbage found. The children made anti-litter posters which Pam Church hopes to have displayed at the Fast Ferry Dock and on the ferry itself. Artwork and models made during classroom sessions were on display showing how much the children had learned and experienced during the eight weeks. Ms. Church said how pleased she was that on the field trips all the children were able to see what they were looking for e.g. parrots, dolphins etc. However, one little eight year old told me she had been looking for mermaids and was disappointed that she didnt see one but she did see yellowtails and angel fish. Twelve-year-old Telia had rather an unfortunate experience while enjoying looking at the red coral and bonefish in the mangroves she knocked off her glasses with her kayak paddle and sadly they could not be retreived. Ten-year-old Mario described his favourite experience as going in the boat to see his adopted dolphin, Orion, for the first time and snorkeling with it. An exciting part of the evening for the children was the presentation of certificates which each received, after which two of the children spoke of what they had learned and thanked the organizers of the camp. Sponsors who helped make the camp possible in conjunction with the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey were South Abaco District Council, The Bahamas National Trust, Friends of the Environment and Disney Castaway Cay which donated the snorkeling gear and life vests. Several parents and friends including Caroline Stahala and Gina Mori of the Abaco Parrot Research Project assisted with classroom sessions and field trips. The enthusiasm of the children and the amount of knowledge they had learned about their environment was obvious. The organizers of the camp are to be greatly commended for introducing these young people to the beauty which surrounds them and how to care for it. They have made an extremely valuable start this year which will be continued in next years camp when more lucky youngsters will have the opportunity to discover the wonder around them.Sandy Point Camp Holds Open HouseThese lucky children of Sandy Point who attended the environmental camp organized by the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey team are shown here on one of their field trips to study birds, specifically the Abaco parrot. The students learned a great deal through classroom sessions and field trips and are much more aware of their environment and the need to preserve it.

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September 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 15 By Jennifer Hudson Each week for the last thirteen years, between June and August, groups of Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts from the United States arrive here for a week of sailing on the Sea of Abaco. They are met at the airport by Mr. Joe Brownley, a summer resident who has been the director of the program for the past six years. Each group, consisting of between eight and 20 Scouts, spends the week aboard one of eight privately owned boats including the William H. Albury These are chartered by the Scouts with an experienced captain aboard. However, the final week of the program is dedicated to Bahamian Scouts who spend a week sailing under the guidance of Mr. Joe Brownley and Mrs. Sandra Evans, Scout Commissioner for Abaco. The Scouts try their hand at sailing the Sea of Abaco from Little Harbour to Green Turtle Cay, stopping at the various islands and cays on the way. Mr. Brownley estimates that approximately one thousand scouts participate in this program each summer and this year there are groups from as far away as Alaska and as close as Jacksonville, Florida. These young people get to swim, sail, snorkel and fish and consider it a highly adventurous trip. They are always thrilled with the combination of the gorgeous scenery and the friendly local people, says Mr. Brownley. Each year the program includes sailing experiences for Abaco Scouts as well. Following is the first hand experiences of Rayallan FredericksBahamian Scouts SailBy Rayallan Fredericks S.C. Bootle 10th Grade StudentOn ArrivingWhen we first arrived on the sailboat Le Pecheur D Etoiles we got socialized with everyone. Captain Del got us acquainted with the history of the boat. An interesting fact is that this particular boat was built in the 1950s.Becoming The CrewFrom the beginning we were told that we were the new crew. However, to be a crew we had to work together and be united as one team. The fact that we all didnt know each other was one of the main disadvantages we had. Quite luckily from my point of view, everyone was extremely well mannered and friendly. By the end of the day we were all friends. The new crew, as we were called, included Captain Del, First Mate Emsey, David Omotosho, Denrick Knowles, Burnaro Parker, Valdez Carey, Antorn Parker, Latario Moss, and myself, Rayallan Fredericks. We, the crew, had to drop the anchor, clean the deck, clean windows and lots more. Unfortunately, we were very inexperienced when it came to boating. First Mate Emsey taught us a lot. She basically went step by step teaching us from the beginning about how to do all our duties aboard Le Pechueur D Etioles .Work First, Then You PlayOn the boat everyone had his own duty. A schedule was made every day so that we could know what we had to do. The most fun was dropping the anchor and preparing food. However, the most disliked duty was night watch. Night watch is when someone stays awake for a period of time and makes sure that everything is fine with the boat, the anchor and the crew. My personal tip for night watch is the more crew, the less time.Then Comes the FunOf course, its not just work; we also had lots of fun. On the first day, we thought we would just be getting comfortable aboard the boat but the fun started right away. Of course, Captain Del had to know whether or not we could swim. We sailed to Matt Lowes Cay and on arrival we had our swim test. Fortunately, it was fun to know that the whole crew could have swam. We were having a blast, and it did not stop. Next, came snorkeling, and this was done at the amazing Mermaid Reef. The many fish at this reef were fabulous. It was completely amazing how the fish came directly at you; they were not even scared. We fed them rice and bread; they clustered around us and started nibbling at us. The day was almost over, but not the fun. We sailed across the sea all the way to Water Cay. There we went diving looking for our dinner. We caught two lobsters, three groupers and found two hawksbill turtles. However, we are Scouts and must protect our marine life, so without hesitating we let them back in the sea. They swam away vigorously. Over the period of the next three days we were entertained with pirate music, learned the parts of the boat, learned to tie knots and how to navigate. On Monday we went to Bakers Bay where we got lots of coconuts andSailing Program Teaches US and Local ScoutsThe crew of Le Pecheur D Etoiles is shown here at the close of their experience at sea. They had cleaned up the boat and were about to head back to being land lubbbers. Captain Del and First Mate Emsey, owners of the boat, spent their summer taking Scouts from the United States out on weekly sailing cruises, teaching them navigational skills and sailing skills as they sailed the Sea of Abaco. The Scouts enjoyed swimming, snorkeling, fishing and exploring the towns that they visited. This was an entire crew of Bahamian Scouts who enjoyed the experience. Please see Scouts Page 34

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Page 16 The Abaconian September 15th, 2003 MAN-O-WAR HARDWAREInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD #1 LUMBERPlain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyFor Quotes or Information Call Walter Sweeting or Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-365-6011 Fax 365-6039 We monitor VHF Ch 69 Deliveries Arranged from Green Turtle Cay to Little HarbourAn Extensive Selection ofNon-CorrosiveHardwareBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless SteelHurricane ClipsBrass, Stainless & Monel Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250By Jennifer Hudson The new port facility which was officially commissioned by the Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of the Bahamas, on July 28th, is expected to be fully operational by midSeptember. At that time staff in all departments should have moved in from their present buildings. The administration building will house another six departments in addition to the Port Department, these being: Customs, which will be the largest; Immigration, second largest; Environmental Health, the Police Marine Unit and Agriculture and Fisheries. The Port Department, which will occupy 20 percent of the building, will have a 20-member staff which is expected to be in place within the next two to three weeks. The Port Department in Abaco will be mandated to include the following responsibilities: Inspection and licensing of boats and boat masters under the Boat Registration Act,1961 Maintenance and erection of aids to navigation in Abaco and the chain of islands Collection of revenue from vessels using public dock facilities in Abaco Salvaging of wrecks Control of shipping traffic in Abaco and the logging of shipping data through radio communications from the harbour control office Collection of all revenue from commercial and private docks, moorings, groins and causeways Collection of revenue for the use of port facilities for container storage, dockage and wharfage Patrol of the harbour and outlying cays Registration of boats under the Water Skiing and Motor Boat Control act, 1970 At present three freight companies are utilizing the new port facility in addition to several small Haitian trading vessels. The mail boat Legacy and Tropical Shippings Tropic Night make once weekly visits while the Duke of Topsail visits twice weekly. Altogether these vessels bring 2500 tons of cargo into Abaco on a weekly basis. An additional freight company, Seaboard, will soon be making frequent trips to bring materials for the Winding Bay project. Tropical Shipping, which presently plies only between Marsh Harbour and the United States, will use a local carrier, United Spirit, for trade between Marsh Harbour and Nassau beginning in October. There is a tonnage tax of $4 per ton on any cargo imported into Marsh Harbour which will mean a substantial increase for the government as up until now only customs duty has been collected. The new Port Manager is Capt. Cyril Roker, who previously held the position of Assistant Port Controller in Nassau. He will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Port Department with special responsibility for vessel inspections, surveys foreign charter vessels and government vessels. Capt. Roker possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in maritime transportation with a minor in transportation management. He is a nautical inspector, ship surveyor and second mate of unlimited tonnage. After completing his university degree, Capt. Roker spent two and a half years at sea as third officer on a crude oil carrier. He became a trainee executive officer before accepting the post of Assistant Port Controller in Nassau. He is no stranger to Abaco as part of his job in Nassau was responsibility for foreign yacht charters which necessitated him visiting Abaco six times a year to inspect the vessels. Capt. Roker anticipates many changes in the maritime area of Abaco, one of which will be a tightening up on the collection of revenue due to government as many foreign boats have been chartering in Abaco without paying the prescribed fees. A newly purchased patrol craft which is expected to arrive within a couple of weeks will assist in this. People will be advised of new dock and mooring fees and failure to pay will result in prosecution. Another matter which will be addressed is harbour pollution from yachts. A new pumpout station situated at the new dock will be utilized for this. Capt. Roker states that, apart from the cruise ship business in Nassau, there is more maritime-related business on Abaco than anywhere else in the Bahamas and the purpose of the new port is to regulate maritime matters here. Ships will have to call in for permission to enter and exit the port of Marsh Harbour. Capt. Roker has held his new post here on Abaco for one month and says he is enjoying being here. He sees a huge potential for growth and foresees Marsh Harbour one day as a cruise ship terminal. Obviously, much expansion will be necessary but, he states; cruise ship companies have already expressed their desire to make Marsh Harbour one of their ports of call.New Port Will Generate RevenueThe official opening of the new freight dock was the end of July and a manager, Capt. Cyril Roker, was assigned to oversee all maritime affairs on Abaco. Shown above is the administration building which houses Customs, dock offices and several other government agencies. The yard is still empty as the freight boats are just now beginning to use the international area.

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September 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 17Police Crime Report 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 Crime report11 August 2 September 2003 3966 words as given A rear window was smashed at the College of the Bahamas office in Marsh Harbour and someone took $50 on August 11, 2003. Island Treasure Gallery in Man-O-War Cay was broken into during the weekend of August 9-11 and a cash register was stolen. The Dive Shop at Man-O-War Marina was broken into during the weekend of August 9 11and stolen were a dive knife, three dive flags and three Bahamian flags, all valued at $191. An apartment on Bougainville Street in Dundas Town was broken into and a satellite card, two blue jeans pants and one T-shirt was taken on August 11. A police constable on mobile patrol August 15 near Stede Bonnet Drive in Marsh Harbour arrested and cautioned a resident of Pigeon Peas, Marsh Harbour, on Immigration matters. A patron of the night club in Marsh Harbour was cut across the fingers with a cutlass by a Dundas Town man who was subsequently arrested on August 16. Snappas Bar and Grill in Marsh Harbour was broken into on August 8 and an Apple IPod Stereo system was stolen valued at $800. Police officers arrested two Haitians on August 16 for illegal entry. They were found on Power Line Road near Carrolls place. A Fox Town man was arrested on August 17 for carrying arms, obscene language and disorderly behavior. He was released on bail pending a court appearance. A Fox Town man was arrested August 17 for causing harm. A 13-foot Boston Whaler valued at $1,000 was stolen from Jerrys Bay in Dundas Town over the weekend of August 15 17. The word REPENT is painted of the side. A Dundas Town man was arrested on August 17 with reference to a Warrant of Arrest for a Warrant of Commitment upon conviction. Two Haitians living in Coopers Town were arrested on August 18 for harboring a Grand Bahama fugitive wanted for rape. A Marsh Harbour resident was arrested on August 19 for entering a residence without permission. A man wanted on Grand Bahama for a rape investigation was arrested August 20 and charged locally for possession of a 9mm pistol and nine rounds of ammunition. A Grand Cay resident was arrested on August 20 for possessing of six cocaine rocks and one bag of marijuana. A Sandy Point resident was punched in the face by another resident there. A Sandy Point woman reported on August 21 that she woke about 3 a.m. to find a black male standing in her bedroom who entered by removing a glass louver and unlocking the door. A Moores Island man was arrested on August 21 on a Warrant of Arrest. A resident of the Mud in Marsh Harbour reported on August 21 that several other residents of the Mud stole his Suzuki outboard engine valued at $200. A Hope Town resident reported on August 21 that a juvenile scratched the exterior of her car. A dive compressor was stolen from a boat on the Marsh Harbour waterfront on August 22. The compressor was valued at $2500. Two sisters in Murphy Town has an argument during which a brother produced a handgun and threatened them on August 23. The police investigated but found no handgun. A resident of Joes Creek reported on August 24 that someone stole several gold rings valued at $20,000. A Murphy Town resident reported that sometime between July 31 and August 24 someone entered his house and stole his bankbook, passport, voters card, drivers license, coins and two watches. A Marsh Harbour resident was arrested on August 25 for a breach of the Immigration Act. A stolen jet ski was recovered in Casuarina Point on August 26. A motorcyclist died on August 27 in Marsh Harbour at the intersection of Pelican Shore and Queen Elizabeth Drive. The driver and owner of the unregistered 650 Honda motorcycle was taken to the Abaco Family Medical Clinic where he was pronounced dead. He was a resident of the Mud. The passenger who lived in Pigeon Peas taken to the clinic and later flown to Nassau. A Chevrolet was also involved belonging to a resident of Pelican Shore. A Dundas Town woman reported on August 29 that her car was missing from her residence. A Dundas Town resident reported that on August 28 a man he knew chopped his back with a 20-inch cutlass. A Dundas Town reported on August 28 that a man living in the Mud made several attempts to run him over with a car. A man from the Mud was subsequently arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. A satellite receiver was stolen from a second homeowners house in Green Turtle Cay on August 21. The music room at the Abaco Central High School was discovered to have been vandalized sometime during the summer recess. All the musical instruments were damaged and a VCR and television set were stolen. This was discovered and reported on August 29 during preparations to reopen the school. A Crown Haven resident reported someone broke into her house between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on August 31 and stole about $200. Nathan Key Drive, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 242-367-2601/2 Fax: 242-367-2731 Open MonSat from 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. ITS OFFICIAL: SOLOMONS SUPERCENTERS GRAND OPENING IS HERESaturday, September 20, 2003 Opening ceremony: 9:30 am The fun begins at 10:00 am Have fun with Rainbow the Clown Face painting and FREE treats fun for all ages! Tastings & samplings FREE tastings and product samplings for your taste buds. Free Makeovers Revlon makeovers will make you feel Number 1! Giveaways galore Thousands of dollars in giveaways just waiting for you. Biggest savings of the year Save bundles on meat & produce, groceries,housewares,electronics & more.

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Page 18 The Abaconian September 15th, 2003 June Russell Sales Patricia Love Sales Apprentice Celeste Pinder Rental Agent NEW PRICE! Sea Escape Sea Escape Sea Escape Sea Escape Sea Escape 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 PRICE! Sea Escape Sea Escape Sea Escape Sea Escape Sea EscapeCheerful 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage. Airy enclosed screened porch and two level sun deck from which to enjoy ocean breezes, sunrises, sunsets and sea-to-sea views! Vaulted ceilings, fully equipped kitchen and open plan make this the perfect island get-away. Its just a short stroll to the gorgeous Atlantic beaches. Many amenities include washer and dryer, tile floors, electric appliances, new central A/C. Guana Seaside Village Resort is nearby. Great rental record! List #7900 $391,050 NEW Dickeys Cay, Man-O-War. Nearly an acre, sea-to-sea, 150 frontage on harbour, 2/2 main house, 2 guest cottages, deep water dock! Room to expand! #8211 $995,000 NEW Lubbers, Sweethearts Garden. North end, west side, lovely 1.98 acres water front with 2/2 cattage. Small beach. Owner motivated! #8213 $432,000 NEW Lubbers, Pirates Cove. North end, west side, 1.2 acres water front, new 200 dock w/lights, small cottage. Owner motivated, make an offer! #8212. Only $250,000 Casuarina Point Walk to 8 Mile Beach! Nice 13,000 s.f home site. Good investment. Close to bonefishing. #7159 $15,000 Elbow Cay Direct oceanfront 2 bed/2 bath residence on 37,000 s.f. site. Pool, beachside screened gazebo. Fabulous! #7310 $1,190,000 Heart of Hope Town Superb opportunity. Gillam Street. 1920 Loyalsttype 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 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 Properties Sweet HavenLocated in White Sound, Elbow Cay. Super 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. All wood construction, tile throughout. Well equipped operating systems, good rental record, fully furnished. Adjacent property also available. List #8149 $345,000Casuarina 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 UNDER OFFER! $195,000 Residential Rentals

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September 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 19 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 FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE27-foot Boston Whaler 1988 Completely Refurbished in 2001 New 2000 Yamaha 250s with 160 hours Bahamian DUTY PAID Price $48,500 See Treaure Cay Marina Dockmaster Or Call 305-446-5225 Office REVERSE OSMOSISSEA WATER DESALINATORS MAKE DRINKING WATER FROM SEAWATER Advanced Water Engineering, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of water treatment equipment including our REVERSE OSMOSIS. We are re-introducing our equipment to the Bahamas. 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The Methodist Church here was in need of a youth worker and Garrett, a young man who has felt a calling to the Christian ministry, seemed to be exactly who they were looking for. After being interviewed in February by the Board of St. James Methodist Church and Ms. Juliette Philpott, Conference Youth Director in Nassau, Garrett took up his post at the end of August as Youth Worker for the churches of St. James in Hope Town; St. Andrews in Dundas Town and Epworth Methodist Chuch in Cherokee. He is employed by the Eastern Conference of the Methodist Church and will be here for 11 months working with childrens groups and leading the youth groups at all three churches. In addition to youth work, he will lead the family service at St. James on a regular basis and on alternate months will take the service at St. Andrews and Cherokee. Garrett will also assist Mr. Vernon Malone at wedding ceremonies and will be accompanying him into Nassau for a Conference Retreat this month. Garrett hails from Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was very active in youth work at the Huntersville United Methodist Church. His hobbies include playing a guitar, baseball, fishing, sailing and acting so the churches are already looking forward to using his dramatic talents in their Christmas pageants. At the end of his post in Abaco, Garrett will enroll in a four-year bachelors degree course at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, after which he plans to enter seminary where he will train for the Methodist ministry. Garrett is looking forward with great anticipation to the experience he will gain with the young people here and says. Everyone is so hospitable and welcoming. Besides the friendliness and generosity of the people, he is amazed at the beauty of the islands and says, I have to pinch myself to make sure I am not dreaming. Church NewsGarrett Kemble It Pays to AdvertiseThe First Annual Abaco Business Outlook will be held on September 17 at Abaco Beach Resort. The opening speaker for the one day conclave will be Mr. John Rolle, who will speak on Perspectives of the Abaco Economy. He is the Deputy Manager in the Research Department at the Central Bank of The Bahamas and a lecturer at the College of The Bahamas. Sen. the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health, will speak on healthy living and the environment. Another speaker will be the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation who will speak on Transportation Issues to Assist Abacos Momentum. Other speakers will include 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; and Ms. Agatha Marcelle, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism. Local speakers will include Mr. Roswell Sawyer, Mr. John Hedden and Mr. William Swain. The seminar is patterned after annual seminars held in Nassau and Freeport. They are organized by The Counsellors Limited, a marketing firm in Nassau. The speakers were chosen to speak on issues and topics pertinent to the Abaco economy. The event will begin with a cocktail party on September 16, also at Abaco Beach Resort. Anyone interested can register with Anita Knowles at the Abaco Chamber of Commerce at 367-5822. A fee of $60 is being charged.Business Outlook Seminar Will Be Held BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!

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Page 22 The Abaconian September 15th, 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 LT DD DD DDon 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. Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 By Jennifer Hudson Olivia Patterson of Hope Town is now back at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne where she is studying marine biology, after a very exciting summer. Olivia spent six weeks of her summer break in Australia on an underwater reef training course which was offered to biology majors at her college. She was one of nineteen students (eighteen females and one male) making the trip accompanied by one teachers aide and a professor. Two courses were undertaken and credits were awarded towards final graduation. Olivia achieved A grades in both courses. The whole experience was so awesome, said Olivia, that I could not single out any one event as being a favourite. The group traveled the whole length of the eastern coast of Australia and participated in four dives each day on the Great Barrier Reef. Olivia and her friend were the only two students to complete ALL dives and were presented with The Iron Diver Award. In addition to diving and exploring underwater life, the group enjoyed hiking in the national parks and rain forests and visiting Aboriginal villages where they were amazed at the caves and paintings. During Olivias early childhood years her parents, Stafford and Debbie Patterson, would never have dreamed that one day their daughters desire would be to become a marine biologist. Olivia did not take to water like a fish but was, in fact, afraid of the water as a young child. According to her mother, Olivia was found to be a very reluctant student in the water by swim coach, Carrie Cash, at Hope Town School who had trouble encouraging her to get in the water. However, once Olivia conquered her fear and mastered the art of swimming at the age of six years, she never looked back. She became a competitive swimmer who did well in inter-island competitions and developed a great interest in the ocean and sea life around her. Once at college, Olivia, as a marine biology major, was required to learn to SCUBA dive; she has completed five courses and has now reached the level of Rescue Diver. After completing eighth grade at the Hope Town School, Olivia attended Abaco Central High School. In her senior year she interned with the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey assisting in their work on dolphin and manatee sightings. As an outstanding student wishing to pursue a career in the maritime industry, Hope Town Girl Enjoys Australian Experience Olivia Patterson Olivia was awarded a Bahamas Billfish Championship Scholarship. She is the third student to benefit from this scholarship programme which, since its inception, has provided funding for three Bahamian students interested in studying marine biology. After the completion of my degree, Olivia says, I would like to return to Abaco to assist in the preservation of conch and grouper and would like to open my own educational centre in Hope Town as it is so important for both tourists and local people to learn of the necessity of preserving the nations marine environment.

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September 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 23 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 24 The Abaconian September 15th, 2003 News of the CaysGreen Turtle CayBy Annabelle Cross All around are signs that summer is over. The days are shorter, streets are quiet, school has started, we are watching the tropics and the locusts are singing their gentle song. The temperature is the only reminder of summer!School NewsSchool started on September 1st. There are seven new students at Tiny Turtles Preschool, making a total of 14. Five of these students will begin preparing for Amy Roberts Primary. The children all seem to have grown so much over the summer! Nine new students started first grade at Amy Roberts Primary which now has a total of 68 students in the six grades. Mrs. Anne Bootle is the principal with Mrs. Maria Schrack, Mrs. Alexandria Sawyer and Mrs. Sara Roberts as assistant teachers. It was hoped that at least one more teacher would be posted at Amy Roberts Primary to begin the 2003 2004 school year. However, this did not happen. It is very disappointing, because for the first time in more than 10 years, grades one and two will be taught in a combined class. Many parents are concerned because this is the foundation of their education and the young students deserve and need a lot of individual attention. It has also brought much thought on the practice of combining classes, especially in Family Island schools. It is not fair to the students or the teachers. The teachers are doing the job of two (at times three or four) persons. Even though the classes maybe smaller, it is still easier to teach a large grade, than two small combined grades. The number of teachers posted to a school varies, depending on the total student population, not the number of grades. Many parents feel that this is an outdated policy that needs to be addressed by the Ministry of Education. Students in combined classes are not receiving all the benefits as those taught in individual classes. The bigger schools also have teachers for physical education, art and a second language. Our school does not enjoy any of these benefits. Our principal also has to be a classroom teacher. After completing Amy Roberts Primary the students then attend a bigger secondary school on. Abaco. Are they at a disadvantage? While our teachers are doing a great job considering the circumstances, we must still ask: If a grade two student from a combined class has to be transferred to a school with individual classes, can this child perform at a grade two level? Our children want to achieve high academic standards, so as parents we must demand more from the Ministry of Education. Amy Roberts Primary is not the only school facing this challenge, and it is time that everyone unites and speaks out! Our children and teachers deserve every benefit offered in city schools!Fund Raising Is HeldA fund raiser was held at the basketball court on August 30th for Colyn Josey Wales Russell. Colyn was diagnosed earlier this year with an aggressive form of brain cancer. He has had surgery and is now receiving followup treatment. His medical bills are escalating. The community as well as many from other Abaco communities came out in support of Colyn. There was great food, fun games, auctions, pies smashed in faces and a fashion show. The models were all big-boned to say the least and looked a bit, shall we say . Masculine! Sorry, girls! Colyn grew up on Green Turtle Cay but spent many years in Nassau. He was involved in softball and was a part of the national team representing the Bahamas at international competitions. Chris Saunders of ZNS sports was at the fair and interviewed Colyn. It was featured on The Bahamas Tonight. Colyn now lives in New York. The fair was also a family reunion for the Russells. Five generations of the Russell family were at the fair. It was a huge success. We wish Colyn all the best as he fights this awful disease. He was in excellent spirits at the fair and looking well. The family thanks all who came out to help and support the cause.Community Loses TwoA long time visitor to our island, Murray Sams, passed away on August 31st in a hospital in Florida. Murray lived here in the early 1980s and was involved with the Other Shore Club. He was a very friendly person and had many, many friends in the community. He was pre-deceased by his son, Ian. His daughter Sarah lives here and is the owner of Pineapples Restaurant. Murray and his wife, Mary, recently began spending a lot of time here. It was a shock to hear that he had passed away. He will be missed! Mrs. Joyce Sawyer died at her daughters home in Treasure Cay on September 2. Mrs. Joyce had been sick for a long time. Funeral services were held at the Gospel Chapel. She is survived by her children and their spouses: Patrick and Minerva Sawyer, Ella and Everette Pinder, Bobby and Adrella Sawyer and Elliott and Darlene Sawyer, eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.Other Community NewsA new business has opened in town. It is Shavons Home and Garden Shop. It is located on Parliament Street, next to Abaco Seafood and as the name suggests they offer decorations for the home as well as beauty products and clothing. Awana will start again on September 12th The children are looking forward to their Friday night of fun. The Gospel Chapel hosts the local Awana Club. It is a lot of work and parents should be very grateful to the leaders for their dedication. This is a quiet time of year when we see few visitors. Many businesses take this time to renovate and prepare for busier times. We are looking forward to the All Abaco Regatta at the end of the month. This regatta has become a homecoming of sorts for many Abaconians. Our culture is showcased and it is a fun time for all. Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerels Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Mackerals Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort 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.Get more for lessGet more for less under one roof NOW AVAILABLE AT SAWYERS FOR EXTRA BIG VALUE: Quarter &Half Cases Beverage Depot A whole new way to get groceries, meat and produce for a whole lot less

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September 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 25 TT TT T ropicalropical ropicalropical ropicalSelfSelf SelfSelf SelfStorageStorage StorageStorage Storage10 x 12 12 x 20 12 x 30Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 tropicalselfstorage@abacoinet.com Welcome to Solomons SuperCenter where you can have it all. The new Solomons will celebrate its Grand Opening on September 20, 2003, with an official ceremony at 9:30 a.m. followed by a day filled with big Grand Opening savings, special contributions to community projects, lots of give-aways, free balloons, face painting by Rainbow the Clown, free make-up sessions by Revlon make-up artists, tastings, free samplings and more. When you walk through the doors, you may forget where you are. Everything has changed and this is certainly not the Solomons you remember. This store introduces a whole new way for Abaconians to shop. Theres nothing like our new Solomons SuperCenter anywhere in The Bahamas. It is a state-of-theart retail shopping experience that combines an extensive selection, top quality products, everyday value and service in a beautiful and comfortable environment. Thats what we mean when we say you can have it all, says Lowell Albury, Senior Vice President of Abaco Markets Limited responsible for the Abaco Operations. Solomons SuperCenter, with 22,500 square feet of new retail floor space, offers customers a full line of groceries and general merchandise under one roof. A wall lined with 35 cooler doors, over 35 feet of ice cream freezers, a full butchers department and the freshest produce are just a few of the highlights. Our produce and meat departments are special features for residents and visitors alike offering unmatched quality and value. The extended general merchandise including gift items, kitchenware, bed and bath, small appliances, microwaves, televisions, DVD players and stereos means that there is something for everyone, assures Mr. Albury. We committed ourselves to our Abaco community to rebuild a top quality grocery store after the devastating Golden Harvest fire in June, 2001. This Grand Opening is very special to us because it is the realization of that commitment and more, with a SuperCenter giving customers more options, more products and more value. We believe its time for our customers to get more from one store, said Lowell Albury. For customers wanting quarter cases, half cases and full cases that were the hallmark of Solomons Abaco, shoppers can now find these available at Sawyers Markets while full cases and bales are available at Abaco Wholesale. No memberships are required for either Sawyers Markets or Abaco Wholesale. Solomons SuperCenter invites all to join in on the one-day celebration and take advantage of spectacular savings, samplings and give-aways.Grand Opening Is Scheduled for SolomonsBatelco is now offering more customer services which are all online. At this time customers can view their bills online as well as the white and yellow pages of the directory. The company expects to soon offer customers the ability to view their cellular phone bills online as well. These newest technical developments are available only after a customer registers for the service. One benefit of having the directory on line is that customers who did not advertise in the yellow pages can now do so online. If customers have additional phone lines not listed, they can be included on line. Batelco will also offer banner ads, e-mail address and links to web sites on its web site, all for additional costs. They expect to offer packages for advertising in the directory. The company will soon be privatized although the buyer has yet to be chosen. Listing phone numbers in the white pages will remain free of charge.Batelco Is Offering New Services 5 1600 KW Standby Diesel Generators Your TV, refrigeration, water pump and air conditioning can operate during power outages. Be prepared and minimize storm damage to your home. Our Lexan shutters protect your home while letting the light in. Stock up on flashlights, batteries, coolers and tarps.A weather-proof lantern makes an inexpensive and effective light at night. Our plywood and tools allow you to make your own custom shutters. Get rope to secure boats & lawn chairs.MarMar MarMar Mar sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or der ader a der ader a der a t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 PAINT Transparent Storm Shuttersof bullet-proof LEXAN Full Storm Protection AND Daylight Dont be in the dark Top quality & Performance Storm shutters are one of the most cost effective steps you can take to protect your home. Keep the wind and water outside while you are safe inside. Dont wait until the last minute. Order custom shutters today!The US Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur docked in Marsh Harbour on August 30 spending one night. The boat was captained by Lt. Adam Morrison. When his crew was offered an overnight stay in Nassau or Freeport or Abaco, they chose Marsh Harbour and enjoyed visiting the water front restaurants and bars. Abaco is part of their Northern Bahamas cruising area so they are likely to be regular visitors.USCG Cutter Visits Abaco

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Page 26 The Abaconian September 15th, 2003 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 By Jennifer Hudson In celebration of its second anniversary in August, Price Right is launching a grand promotion as a Thank You to its loyal customers. Called Preferred Perks, this hitech promotion is a fully computerized bonus programme which outdates the old-fashioned and time-consuming system of licking and sticking stamps. This is the first store in the entire Bahamas to initiate this hi-tech Preferred Perks system which is already in use in many of the major food chains in the United States. Price Right began signing up customers in August and began issuing tags on September 4th. Customers can now sign up and receive their tags immediately and begin to accumulate points. The promotion will be an ongoing programme offering major drawings every few months. First prize is a fully loaded SUV Terios with a retail value of $22,000. Four additional prizes of gift certificates for a carload of groceries with a limit $500 each. The drawing for the car and groceries will take place on December 24th so some lucky person will be the proud owner of a beautiful new SUV in time for Christmas. The next promotion, a seven-day cruise for two, will be drawn in March. Then in June a trip to Disney World for four will make a wonderful summer vacation for some lucky family. Here is how the system works: The customer fills out an application which is entered into the computer. The customer is issued a card containing three tags for himself or other family members. With each purchase the tag is swiped in the computer and for each dollar spent the customer receives one point. If fifty dollars is spent, the customer receives fifty points. A running total of the customers points is kept in the computer. When the points total 500, a ticket is awarded which goes into the raffle for the Grand Prize. There is no limit to the number of raffle tickets which can be earned. With this programme the customers will have benefits in addition to the raffle. There are other ways they can save money on their weekly shopping bill. The points, instead of being entered towards the raffle, may be redeemed towards items in the store. In the future, discounts will be offered on certain items. Double or triple points will be offered on certain days of the week. Customers will be notified of this through ads in The Abaconian or on Radio Abaco. Mr. Chad Sawyer, owner of Price Right, is looking forward to his staff being able to build up a more personal relationship with customers through this new system. Special emphasis is placed on customer service and all staff are trained to be pleasant and polite to the customers. It also offers the opportunity of contacting the customers via. email to inform them of any specials which are being offered as everyone loves a bargain and welcomes the opportunity to save money. The store has recently added a butcher room, fresh vegetable room and expanded produce and frozen food sections. Fresh produce, bread and milk now arrive each Monday instead of Wednesday and the fresh produce is on the shelves by Tuesday morning. September Sale Overstocked Engines Overstocked Engines Overstocked Engines Overstocked Engines Overstocked Engines Fiberglass Resins Gelcoat Paints Hardware Fittings Fins Goggles Spears Slings Wet Suits Compressors Compressor Accessories & Parts Water Buckets . and more A One-stop marine storeComplete line of engines in stock 2 Stroke / 4 Stroke / OptiMax / EFI Introducing the new 115 hp 3 Cylinder Optimax 60 HP $5,990 90 HP $6,650 200 HP $9,995 250 HP $9,995National MarineMarsh HarbourPhone 367-2326 or 367-5960 4-stroke BF was $6830 4 stroke was $8,095 Optimax was $12,095 EFI was $12,645Plus other engine specialsAsk about free installation and service on all engines Price Right is introducing its new Preferred Perks promotional system which will reward customers with points. These points can go toward raffle items or be applied to savings on products in the store. Chad Sawyer, owner of Price Right is shown here telling customers Mrs. Allison Albury about the system while Ms. Harriet Thompson looks on.Promotional System Is Launched at Price Right 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. TheAll Abaco Regattainvites you to attendTwo Days of Native Sloop RacingSeptember 25 27 Friday and SaturdayThree Nights of Entertainmentbeginning Thursday evening at the Regatta Village Food, Drink and Music

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September 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 27BB BB B BellasFurniture & AccessoriesBellas Furniture Bellas Furniture Bellas Furniture Bellas Furniture Bellas FurnitureAnnual Sale!Carpet & Appliances Carpet & Appliances Carpet & Appliances Carpet & Appliances Carpet & Appliances20% OFF20% OFF 20% OFF20% OFF 20% OFFFurnitureFurniture FurnitureFurniture Furniture20-40% OFF 20-40% OFF 20-40% OFF 20-40% OFF 20-40% OFFSale Begins September 1st Sale Begins September 1st Sale Begins September 1st Sale Begins September 1st Sale 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 ROOMS TO GO NOTICE OF RACE13th Annual Homer Lowe Memorial RegattaSunfish Class BoatsOctober 13, 2003Launching from Pond Bay BeachSkippers Meeting 9:30 .am. October 13, 2003at the Cabana on the beach Entry Fee: $50 Preregistration only by October 8th, 2003 Contact: Liann Key Kaighin at 367-3661 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 The funeral service for Allan Burrow 64, of Sandy Point was held at St. Martins Anglican Church on August 30. Fr. Earl Hepburn officiated. Interment was in the Sandy Point Public Cemetery. Mr. Burrows is survived by his wife Evelyn Burrows; son Cameron Burrows; sisters Marion Rolle and Beatrice Burrows; brothers Claude, Roland, Vincent and Sinclair Burrows; sisters-in-law Lula, Jerona and Evelyn Burrows, Rebecca Saunders, Elizabeth Russell, Louise McCartney, Rose, Ruth, Charmaine, Kayla and Charlene Edgecombe; brothers-in-law Herklyn Rolle, Leonard, Matthew Edgecombe, Daniel, Samuel, Jonathon and Eric Edgecombe, Patrick Russell and Kermit McCartney; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Advertise in The AbaconianObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar ies of Fies of F ies of Fies of F ies of F amilamil amilamil amil y and Fy and F y and Fy and F y and F rr rr r iendsiends iendsiends iendsGuerry Jonssaint, 20, of Marsh Harbour died as a result of a motorcycle accident on August 27. His funeral was on September 6 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Marsh Harbour with Fr. Roger Madrazo officating. Interment was in the Public Cemetery. He is survived by his father Vilfort Metelle; mother Clomene Jonassaint; brothers Daniel Metelle, Rony Thervil and Vilfrance Jonassaint; sister Foufoune; uncles Emmanul Jonassaint, Gerome, Andre and Normil Metelle, Paul Emil and Meriland; aunts Jeanne and Renette Metelle, Madam Jonassaint and Madam Anel; cousins Limon, Yorly John and Hellene Pierre; and many other relatives and friends. By Jennifer Hudson In the early morning hours of August 30th two residents of Lubbers Quarters were returning home in their small boat from the Hope Town Harbour Lodge after a fund raising event for the Abaco Rage when they met with a very frightening experience. The couple were almost home when their boat hit some rocks off Lubbers. The male was ejected through the windshield into the water and received severe lacerations to his face and scalp. The female who was thrown into the bow but was able to get the man back into the boat and get him home. When she realised how profusely he was bleeding from his scalp, she phoned Bonnie Hall of Hope Town Fire and Rescue. Within a few minutes of receiving the call at 1:30 a.m. Ms. Hall contacted Chris Thompson who immediately went in his boat to get the couple. They were taken to the Hope Town clinic where the male received 33 stitches from Nurse Romer, the government nurse, who then sent them into Marsh Harbour to Dr. Marc Binard for X-rays and further checks.Night Boating Can Be DangerousTwo police officers from Abaco attended a seminar on Auto Crime held in Nassau on August 11-15. Constables Yvonne Hunter and Antoine Knowles are pictured with their certificates. The course focused on automobile theft and effective measures to counter this increasing crime. The main speakers were two instructors from the New York Police Departments Auto Crime School. The seminar was sponsored by Bahamas General Insurance Association in conjunction with the Royal Bahamas Police Force. The course provided the police, customs, road traffic and the insurance industry with specialized instructions for improved detection and prevention of auto theft. One goal is to create public awareness program so these agencies will be assisted in preventing automobile theft.Police Attend Auto Theft Seminar Constables Yvonne Hunter and Antoine Knowles

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Page 28 The Abaconian September 15th, 2003Polyethylene Plastic Storage Tanks 50 to50 to 50 to50 to 50 to 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 GG GG G 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 CHEROKEE AIRCharter Service Flights to all points in the Bahamas and FloridaP.O. Box AB-20485 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas 242-367-2089 242-367-2613 242-367-2530Call us for ratesThere is a new name in volume packages and deals for families and small business owners: Sawyers Market. In order to meet the increased demand for a bigger selection of volume packs of groceries, meat, produce and supplies, Sawyers Market has redeveloped its concept and promises that customers will Get More. For Less. Approximately 4,000 square feet of Sawyers Market has been reallocated for what are known as Club packs, quarter cases and half cases. Also new to Sawyers Market is its beverage depot of juice drinks and sodas at great savings. Sawyers Market has retained approximately 4,000 square feet of its floor space for retail meat, produce, groceries and supplies, making it a unique one-stop of value for shoppers. Our customers will be pleased to know that they can still get the quarter cases and half cases in Marsh Harbour that they used to get from Solomons here at Sawyers. Its about helping our customers make their dollars stretch further without compromising on quality. We will have an even bigger selection of those volume packs than was available at prices you cant beat, said Mr. Malone, General Manager of Sawyers Market. Sawyers Market sister company, Solomons SuperCenter, formerly Solomons Wholesale, was previously Marsh Harbours stop for quick access to quarter cases, half cases and full cases but has since been renovated into a state-ofthe-art retail SuperCenter. For those looking for even greater volume savings on bulk purchases, Abaco Wholesale offers cases and bales at their location on Don Mackay Boulevard. Shoppers are encouraged to call Sawyers Markets, located just off Don Mackay Boulevard, with special requests and order information at 242-367-2044.Sawyers Market Will Offer Volume PackagingThe local Red Cross Chapter recognized volunteers who helped after the devastating fire in the Pigeon Pea community the end of June. The recognition ceremony was held at the Conch Crawl on August 26. The Red Cross opened an account for donations. Commonwealth Bank was among those donating, represented here by Ms. Jacquelyn Estevez, Assistant Manager. Shown above are, left to right, Ms. Estevez, Ms. Marion Frederick, Mr. Wayne Cornish, Ms. Barbara Johnson, Mr. Sarone Kennedy, Red Cross coordinator, Mrs. Kala Gates and her daughter, Megan.Disaster Volunteers Are Recognized Give Your Friends, Relatives and Children a Subscription toThe Abaconian

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September 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 29 The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbours premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel stationThe Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool Conch Crawl Restaurant and Bar Dive Abaco! SCUBA / Snorkel CenterThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: moorings_conchinn@oii.net www.moorings.comCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. Were waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaTide Pelican Harbour October 2003 Corbett Medical CentreEffective 15th September 2003 Dr. James Hull will no longer be associated with Corbett Medical Centre. The Centre will continue operation under the attendance of Dr. Ronald Wilson. Office Hours: Monday9 12, 2 4T uesday9 12, 2 4 Thursday9 12, 2 4 Friday9 12, 2 4 Office Phone 365-8288 Fax 365-8287 Emergency 477-5892 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"The first Abaco Science Alliance Conference is planned for Marsh Harbour for January 2004, according to Erin Pagliaro of Friends of the Environment, the Abaco environmental awareness group. The four-day conference of environmental researchers will include field trips, presentations and social events. The idea is to provide a networking forum to share scientific information around Abaco, Mrs. Pagliaro said. We hope to encourage more research in the area and to stimulate the use of these findings in local environmental management decisions. Friends of the Environment was organized in 1988 by a group of residents concerned about Abacos natural environment. Its main focus is environmental education. During the past year Friends held an island-wide environmental workshop which resulted in an oil waste collection program, ongoing environmental education for Abaco school children, a start on eliminating the use of Styrofoam food containers, submission of a proposal for the restriction of personal water craft use in Abaco and work on extending the underwater park system to include no-take marine zones. Friends gives support to visiting researchers and sends delegates to international environmental conferences to gain valuable information and contacts. You can find out more about them on their web page www.friendsoftheenvironment.org.Science Conference Is PlannedA herpes-like virus is infecting baby lobsters in the Florida Keys but officials at the Department of Fisheries are not concerned that this might affect lobsters in Bahamian waters. Mr. Michael Brennen, Director of the Department of Fisheries in Nassau, when asked whether local fishermen and lobster catchers would be put on alert said, No. He said the Department will remain on alert but that the matter does not pose a threat on the Bahamas fishing industry. According to reports, the virus has infected 10 percent of the baby lobsters in the Keys. In most cases, the virus seems to be infecting lobsters that are less than six months old, not yet at reproduction stage, and smaller than three inches. Those lobsters infected lose the ability to eat, stop grooming and, as a result, grow a coat of algae. After 30 to 90 days, the disease kills them. Mr. Brennen said in the event a case is identified, the Department would then issue an alert to all fishermen in the detected area to look out for any other possible cases. The United States fisheries experts suspect that this virus may be a factor in the decline of lobster catches. Security measures are currently in place to guard Bahamian territorial waters to avoid an impact on the countrys industry because of the decline in lobster catches in Florida.No Threat to Bahamian Lobster based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W October 2003 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EDT) 2 (EDT) 3 (EDT) 4 (EDT) 5 (EDT) 6 (EDT) 7 (EDT) 8 (EDT) 9 (EDT) 10 (EDT) 11 (EDT) 12 (EDT) 13 (EDT) 14 (EDT) 15 (EDT) 16 (EDT) 17 (EDT) 18 (EDT) 19 (EDT) 20 (EDT) 21 (EDT) 22 (EDT) 23 (EDT) 24 (EDT) 25 (EDT) 26 (EST) 27 (EST) 28 (EST) 29 (EST) 30 (EST) 31 (EST) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 12:38a 2.8 6:39a 0.2 1:11p 3.4 7:50p 0.4 1:40a 2.6 7:41a 0.4 2:17p 3.2 8:58p 0.5 2:49a 2.5 8:50a 0.5 3:28p 3.1 10:08p 0.6 4:02a 2.5 10:03a 0.6 4:38p 3.0 11:11p 0.5 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 5:11a 2.6 11:13a 0.5 5:42p 3.0 12:07a 0.4 6:11a 2.7 12:15p 0.5 6:36p 3.0 12:55a 0.4 7:02a 2.9 1:09p 0.4 7:23p 3.0 1:36a 0.3 7:47a 3.1 1:57p 0.3 8:05p 3.0 2:14a 0.3 8:27a 3.2 2:40p 0.3 8:43p 3.0 2:49a 0.3 9:04a 3.2 3:21p 0.3 9:19p 2.9 3:22a 0.3 9:39a 3.3 3:59p 0.4 9:54p 2.8 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 3:54a 0.4 10:13a 3.2 4:37p 0.5 10:28p 2.8 4:27a 0.5 10:47a 3.2 5:15p 0.6 11:03p 2.6 5:01a 0.6 11:22a 3.1 5:54p 0.7 11:41p 2.5 5:36a 0.7 12:00p 3.0 6:37p 0.8 12:22a 2.4 6:17a 0.8 12:43p 2.9 7:25p 0.9 1:09a 2.4 7:04a 0.9 1:33p 2.9 8:20p 1.0 2:06a 2.3 8:02a 0.9 2:30p 2.8 9:18p 0.9 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 3:09a 2.4 9:07a 0.9 3:33p 2.8 10:16p 0.8 4:13a 2.5 10:15a 0.8 4:35p 2.9 11:09p 0.6 5:12a 2.7 11:20a 0.6 5:32p 3.0 11:57p 0.4 6:06a 3.0 12:19p 0.4 6:26p 3.1 12:43a 0.2 6:56a 3.3 1:13p 0.2 7:16p 3.2 1:28a 0.0 7:45a 3.5 2:06p 0.0 8:06p 3.2 2:13a -0.1 8:32a 3.7 2:57p -0.1 8:54p 3.2 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 1:58a -0.2 8:21a 3.8 2:49p -0.1 8:44p 3.1 2:45a -0.2 9:10a 3.8 3:41p -0.1 9:34p 3.0 3:35a -0.1 10:02a 3.7 4:35p 0.0 10:27p 2.8 4:27a 0.0 10:57a 3.5 5:33p 0.2 11:24p 2.7 5:24a 0.1 11:56a 3.3 6:34p 0.3 12:27a 2.5 6:28a 0.3 1:00p 3.1 7:39p 0.4 Monthly High & Low High October 26, 8:21a 3.8 ft Low October 27, 2:45a -0.2 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows by Nobeltec Corporation. 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Page 30 The Abaconian September 15th, 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 Marsh Harbour Town Com. 27 Aug 03 Administrator Alexander Williams reported that an earlier inquiry to Nassau concerning the private operation of the parking at the airport was warmly received and it would be appropriate to pursue the issue further. Committee member Chad Sawyer will work on this concept. The location for a cemetery at Spring City is still under study and a surveyor is to be contacted to assist in finding a location. Deputy Town Chairman Yvonne Key was appointed to attend a local government seminar in Freeport on September 15 17. Mr. Williams read a letter removing Chairman Mike Malone as Chief Councillor due to three absences at scheduled meetings as provided for in the Local Government Act. Mr. Malone replied that he would still be a member of Council since the Act mandated that the Town Committee Chairman automatically attends Council. Town budget matters were discussed at length with tenders being opened and contracts awarded. The largest item was $54,000 awarded to Robert Marshall and crew for cleaning the Marsh Harbour road verges. The second largest item was the residential garbage collection contract awarded again to E & D Waste for $51,600 annually. Belinda Archer was awarded the contract for maintaining the lower graveyard and Perry Sawyer was again given the contract for the upper cemetery. Spring City street cleaning was given to Ken Delancey and garbage collection went to Tony Adderly. Mrs. Key thanked those who assisted in the creation of the Marsh Harbour Goombay Park on the water front adjacent to the new freight dock. The site now has a restroom building, lights and water. Eleven colorful vendor stalls circle the back, allowing crafts and food to be sold at public functions. Mrs. Key asked that a public town meeting be held soon as required by The Act and she asked that it be held in the new park during the first week in September. Central Abaco Council 28 Aug 03 The Council meeting began with the swearing-in of a new Councillor, Carl Archer from Dundas Town. He replaced George Cornish, who was removed for non-attendance. Administrator Alexander Williams read the letter of resignation submitted by Chief Councillor Mike Malone early in the year. Essentially Mr. Malones reason was a lack of time to commit to the demands of the job. He was self employed when he accepted the position a year ago and now has a full time job. Mr. Malone reassured Council members that he would continue as Chairman of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee and in that position would be attending Council as The Act mandates. Mr. Williams acknowledged that the letter removing Mr. Malone from the Council for missing three meetings was proper as provided for in The Act. However, he also acknowledged that The Act requires every Town Chairman to be members of the Council. This situation is one of those grey areas of Local Government. While preparing Councillors for electing a new Chief Councillor, Mr. Cubel Davis asked if he were nominated for the Chief Councillors position, would he be required to vacate the office of Deputy Chief Councillor. Mr. Davis is now acting Chief Councillor. Mr. Williams stated that although The Act was silent on that issue, normal and accepted protocol would require that he vacant the seat as Deputy if nominated for the Chief position. Three nominations were made for the Chief Councillor: Cay Mills, Cubel Davis and Mitchell Albury. Mr. Albury declined the nomination and after reflecting, Mr. Davis declined also. Being the sole nominee, Mr. Cay Mills became the Chief Councillor and was sworn in by Administrator Williams. Chief Councillor Cay Mills took the chair and thanked everyone for their support, giving Mrs. Key particular praise for her work in Marsh Harbour although he disagreed with some of her views. Returning to the agenda, vacant positions on various statutory boards were addressed. Mr. Dale Hill was advanced to the post of Port Authority Chairman from Deputy Chairman. Mr. Ishmael Morley replaces Derick Miller and Rev. Carlton Dorsett replaces Dave Darville on Town Planning. Ms. Paula Morley replaces Mr. Jimmy Williams on Hotel Licensing. Mr. Saluke Innocent replaces Churton Toote on Road Traffic. Mr. Sonnith Lockheart was advanced to Chairman of Hotel Licensing with Mrs. Kim Roberts chosen as Deputy Chairman. The Council budget of $639,440 was reviewed. This amount is primarily used for salaries, stipends, contracts affecting the Central Abaco area and maintenance of government buildings and area parks. Administrator Williams said budget constraints would not allow increases of salaries or stipends. Mr. Williams stated that throughout local government districts, salaries typically consume just under fifty percent of Councils budget. Questions were asked about maintaining the new port. Mr. Williams stated that government will assign a separate budget and staff for this facility and at this time Council will not be concerned with this. Chairman Mills was concerned that the two public schools would open in a week and no maintenance has been performed during the summer recess. He found teachers painting their own rooms with paint they purchased with their own money. Councillor Faron Newbold had also discovered this and paid for the paint. Mr. Mills was further concerned that there are no benches or tables around the school yard for students to use at lunch time, ceiling fans and lights do not work and softball is played in the paved parking lot. He contacted Mr. Herbert Key, who got many of the lights working. Administrator Williams told Councillors that all work requests from the schools must come through his office and not be given direct to Council. This is because many requests are improperly directed to Council when they are the responsibility of the Ministry of Education or another department.Local Government at Work Please see Local Govt. Page 33

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September 15th, 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 Adventures .................. 367-2963Hope TownFroggies ........................................ 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 Adventures 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 5:45 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 5:45 (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 Man-O-War/Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $25 OW $35 RT Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sun 12 Noon, return 3 $20 OW $25 RT 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..........................$$.. ............ 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chi cken (lunch-5pm).. 367-2615 Mangoes ........................$$$.............. 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 Hope Town Abaco Inn .......................$$$.............. 366-0133 Boat House ......................$$.............. 366-0065 Capn Jacks.......................$.............. 366-0247 Carltons Island Grill .........$$.............. 366-0253 Harbours Edge ................$$.............. 366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge .........$$$.............. 366-0095 Munchies ...........................$....+..... 366-0423 Rudys Place..................$$$.......... 366-0062 Man-O-War Pavilion ..............................$.............. 365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................. 365-6380 Guana Cay Coco Paradise .................................... 365-5197 Guana Seaside ...............$$$.............. 365-5106 Nippers................ ..........$$$.............. 365-5143 Mermaid Cafe .................$$$.............. 365-5137 Orchid Bay.......................................... 365-6175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe .. ................$ Coconuts ............................. Harbour Cafe ......................$.............. 365-8635 Hudsons Delight .................$.............. 365-8648 Island Boil & Sports Bar...$$.............. 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 15th, 2003 K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Repairs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury Owner/Manager AA AA A AA AA A AA AA A Carbonless Forms Office Stationary Flyers Certificates Tickets Brochures Photo Scanning Wedding/Funeral Programs Business Cards Envelopes Menus Labels Laminations ...MoreMonday Friday 9 am 5 pm J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13 15 17 Now AvailableCall for informationMr. Williams had several copies of the national disaster plan available which were given out. A suggestion was made that this be put on a computer disc which would allow all concerned to have a copy. The cost and availability of two containers will be investigated for the storage of emergency supplies as well as an appropriate and secure location. Mr. Sarone Kennedy of the Abaco Red Cross gave the current list of shelters. Storm shelters are inspected by an assessment team with a view to their storm resistance. Other shelters may be chosen as appropriate for use after a storm passes or for displaced persons due to fire or flood. This year government has required owners of privately owned shelters to sign a waiver which has hampered the availability of suitable buildings while landlords check the legal ramifications with their lawyers. Mrs. Charlemae Fernander of Social Services stated that the local Disaster Relief Fund has slightly over $700 in an account at Royal Bank. She appealed for donations to this account, No. 110.2110, so that timely assistance can be rendered when a disaster strikes. A supply of food, bedding and clothing is on hand but money is always needed to purchase unforeseen items. The Disaster Committee Chairman asks that anyone residing in the area with a satellite phone please contact the Administrator. These phones are essential when a storm disrupts normal communication channels and early notice to outside agencies is essential. More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 11 Several of these phones are assigned to government agencies but knowledge of additional phones would be helpful. Abacos extensive marine VHF radio network was discussed and will be useful for local communications. Using relay points, the network effectively reaches from Bahama Palm Shore south of Cherokee to Spanish Cay beyond Coopers Town. Other topics concerned evacuation to shelters, the emergency command center at the Central Abaco Primary School and transportation of the elderly and infirm.Abaco Red CrossBy Jennifer Hudson The Central Abaco Red Cross Members Group consists of approximately fifty volunteers dedicated to assisting their fellow men and is a part of the Bahamas Red Cross Society with its headquarters in Nassau which, in turn, is an active member of the International Red Cross Society. The fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Society are: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. The Abaco group was founded in 2000 by Mr. Sarone Kennedy, who saw a need resulting from the devastation after Hurricane Floyd when, he says, There was no organized system of volunteers to help with assistance and the distribution of supplies. He saw a need for management teams and a structured programme for the operation of emergency shelters. He contacted headquarters in Nassau and solicited volunteers. Ms. Cathy Wells, Director of the Grand Bahama Red Cross Society, brought a delegation from Freeport to conduct elections of officers here. The executive staff consists of Youth, Welfare, Disaster, Logistics and Training officers and their assistants plus Mr. Kennedy, who is a certified First Aid Instructor. Their ongoing concerns are disaster awareness and preparedness, shelter management training course and disaster response. Forty persons have already been trained in shelter management and assigned to shelters. A large amount of clothing and some toiletries are on hand and in the event of need, the group will work closely with the disaster preparation committee. After the recent Pigeon Pea Fire the Red Cross immediately mobilized their officers and members who helped the victims save some of their belongings. Their translators assisted in the registration of the needy people. They worked with Abaco Wholesale to provide emergency food and the following day they opened a relief centre and established a Disaster Relief Fund at Commonwealth Bank The group is facing two major challenges which are to raise money for humanitarian needs and to purchase equipment and materials. They are renovating a room in the old Marsh Harbour Primary School as an office. until they have their own office building. The group is greatly in need of donations and anyone wishing to help may donate to the Red Cross account at Commonwealth Bank either to the Disaster Relief Fund or the General Operational Expenses Fund. The Abaco Red Cross Group is trying to reignite the flame of community service and is working to get groups started in Sandy Point, Treasure Cay and Fox Town. Volunteers are needed and the public is invited to attend the meetings which are held on the first Thursday of every month at 6.30 p.m. in the Magistrates Court. It Pays to Advertise in TheAbaconianAbacoAbaco AbacoAbaco AbacoPrint Shop Print Shop Print Shop Print Shop Print Shop

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September 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 33 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 Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 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 SALEMost items on the budget for salaries and recurring expenses concerned reaffirming this years figure which was a repetition of last year. Tenders were then examined. After several years by others attempting to maintain the dump, a $62,000 contract was awarded to E and D Waste which held the contract several years ago. Councillors acknowledged that E and D Waste did an excellent job at dump maintenance. Contracts were awarded for trash containers at the two public schools, the domestic freight dock and the airport, yard maintenance at the nurses residence and the Administrators residence. Deputy Chief Councillor Cubel Davis asked that the Council staff be considered for a raise. This was deferred at Mr. Williams request pending a staff salary review. The budgeted salary for the Marsh Harbour library remained intact. Mr. Mills mentioned recent experiences to the Councillors attention about poor attitudes by airport staff members and some taxi drivers. He suggested that Council discuss proper work attitudes and work ethics with these persons in view of their working among the public. He was not satisfied that Council always gets value for money spent. Councillors defeated a request by Administrator Williams for a $4,000 grant to the All Abaco Regatta. It was felt that too many areas were facing financial problems and the regatta was not a priority item with little to show for the huge sums previously spent on this. Two outstanding bills were presented for payment: $1700 to repair the Murphy Town park restrooms and $1200 to clean the road sides leading the Central Abaco Primary School. Comments were made that bids should be obtained for jobs of this magnitude. Mr. Williams told Councillors of a partnership between Environmental Health and Ceybain Terminals Ltd, which is in the auto salvage business. That company is expected to be on Abaco for six months collecting, compacting and exporting junked cars. Councillors recommended the dump as a collection point. A request was made to Council by Willie Baptiste for financial assistance to maintain the Haitian cemetery on S.C. Bootle Highway. No specific amount was mentioned but reference was made to the requirement that towns maintain cemeteries. This falls to the Dundas Town Committee since it is within their township; however, they had no funds budgeted for this. A letter was read requesting use of the Murphy Town Park by the carnival in February. This concerned Mr. Mills due to the damage to the field and track grounds from their last visit. On learning the carnival is a fund raising event by PLP organizers, Mr. Mills will consult with the carnival organizers. The Treasure Cay Hotel asked for permission to put a sign on Don MacKay Boulevard at the S.C. Bootle Highway turn off inMore Local Government Local Govt.From Page 30 Please see Local Govt. Page 37 The Dundas Town Committee Chairman, Cay Mills, was sworn in as Chief Councillor of the Central District Council on August 28. He is shown here on the right after taking his oath of office at the beginning of a Council meeting which he then chaired. Senior Administrator Alexander Williams, on the left, administered the oath.

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Page 34 The Abaconian September 15th, 2003The 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 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above. $1,292,000 Another World This name gives you an idea of this special family island beach home. 5 bed/ 5 bath CBS house on world reknown Treasure Cay beach with many features/ extras including a van and golf cart. A real MUST SEE $1,440,000 Serenity A real Estate property. Modern 4 bed/4.5 bath, 5600 sq. ft., two storey 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 front. Special property with many, many additional features including 2 bed/1 bath caretakers cottage. $3,800,000 GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATES Safe Harbour Canal front with excellent elevation. Octagonal 825 sq. ft. garage / efficiency guest house with plans for main house. Dock with power in place. Must see. $369,000 Laguna brand new canal front, octagonal home,fully furnished, 3 bed/ 2 bath, modern open concept, living/dining/kitchen plus partially covered deck. Perfect island retreat for some lucky family $676,500 Island Times 2500 sq. ft. modern spacious 3 bed / 2 1/2 bath, living/dining/kitchen opening onto covered patio facing waterfront. Double garage/ utility. Extra adjacent lot. Total frontage 108 ft. $830,250 Seaductress / Harbours Edge Modern CBS 3 bed/ 3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, 80 ft., full serviced dock, 2 car garage including two vehicles. Exceptional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate. MOTIVATED SELLER$1,200,000 Lot Fifteen Canal front, newly completed and designer furnished dream house. CBS 3 bed / 2 bath 3,000 sq. ft. with double garage. Fully landscaped with irrigation system. Many extra features. $915,000 + 14% closing WINDWARD BEACH Seaclusion Ocean front CBS house, 2 bed / 2 bath plus detached 20 x 30 2-car garage with extra bath. House has wonderful view as well as prevailing tradewinds $800,000 VACANT LOTS AVALABLE Windward Beach / Oceanfront beginning at $150,000 Canal Front beginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interior beginning at $25,000 Sandpiper Beach/ocean front $500,000Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it.For further details and pictures visit our web page at treasurecayrealestate.com Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.netMember ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 3 bed / 2.5 bath -12 ft. wide slip $302,500 Phase II 2 bed / 2 bath, 18 wide slip $315,000 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg. 3 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip $182,000 Bldg 4 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip $194,000 Bldg 5 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip $194,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Garden/Pool View 2 bed / 1 bath $113,000 Marina View 1 bed / 1 bath beginning at $91,000 2 bed / 1 bath beginning at $121,000 VILLAS Beach Villa Subdivision Garden villa 2 bed / 2 bath extra features $157,300 Ocean Villa Subdivision 2 bed / 2 bath special garden location with pool view $260,000 2 bed / 2 bath with direct greenway access to ocean plus extra features $272,000 APARTMENTS Rock Point four-plex, 2 storey CBS apartment build ing, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath,living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. Must see. $350,000 TREASURE HOUSES Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool / waterfall 2 bed / 2 bath octagonal house $356,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 2 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other featuresStarting at $425,000 Plus 14% closing BRIGANTINE BAY ESTATES "Sea Cliff" newly completed 2 storey CBS home fully furnished. Living / dining / kitchen downstairs, bed rooms upstairs. Direct greenway access to Treasure Cay beach MOTIVATED SELLER $431,000 Sableau Soleil Canal front with dock. Island simplicity home, 3 bed / 2 bath, detached garage with half bath. Waterfront view from master bedroom and open concept living / dining / kitchen. $430,500 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 SANDPIPER BEACH Top of the Rock situated on two elevated ocean front lots with natural and tropical gardens. Main house 1bed / 1 bath with detached 2 bed / 1 bath guest accommodations plus additional 400 sq. ft. entertainment / bunk house efficiency. Great holiday beach property. $2,100,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Daily Schedule Lv Crown Haven7 am & 2:30 pmLv McLeans Town8:30 am & 4:30 pm$40 one way $80 round-trip Children $20 one way $40 round Charters & Group Bookings available Abaco Ph: (242) 365-2356 Grand Bahamas Ph: (242) 353-3093Bus Service And Rental Cars Available at each terminalSailing Experience Teaches Appreciation of Arealearned what basic island life was like. Tuesday came following after and we were awakened by a sounding blow of the majestic Queen Conch horn by Denrick Knowles. We then noticed we were at Great Guana Cay and very close to a reef. With no hesitation we quickly jumped overboard and headed directly to the reef. The greatest part about this day was when we dived around some cays at Water Cay. There we met three stingrays, a couple barracudas and a moray. We caught four lobsters, some conchs and lots of fish. When returning to the main boat in the dinghy, 1 was trying to be nice to a queen triggerfish which we had caught. So I smacked it on the lip, but it told me that it wanted to French kiss. My answer was no, so it bit me on the lip.The Pirate CompetitionLater that evening we had the Pirate Competition. Everyone was hilarious; we all had fun and the winner of the competition was me, Rayallan Fredericks.Master Cooks on DeckThe different types of food was prepared in the galley (kitchen). We had different types of food aboard the boat. The best cooking team included Denrick (the best), Antorn and David. They prepared delicious cuisines, Bahamian and non-Bahamian meals.The Bowline CompetitionOn Wednesday morning, the last few hours of our trip aboard Le Pecheur D Etoiles, we had our Bowline Competition. Everyone was preparing for it and everyone was ready. The winner would get a bracelet or ring, it was your choice. Finally, the time had come and it started. After the last few minutes of the competition, we now had two finalists. They were Antorn Parker and Rayallan Fredericks. It was a very exciting Bowline Competition. The first knot ended in a draw. Then by a hairs breath, Rayallan took the final to be the winner. This Trip Is ConcludedThis trip has come to an end sadly. It was a great adventure, learning different things. 1 know that everything we learned during this boating trip will be useful in the future. We, The New Crew, would like to thank Captain Del and Emsey for making this trip worth going to. It was fun and we surely enjoyed ourselves. ScoutsFrom Page 15

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September 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 35 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, Bahamas Green Turtle Cay Office Chris Farrington Agent Office# (242) 365-4695 Fax# (242) 365-4697 Email: chris.f@batelnet.bs P.O. Box AB 22758, Green Turtle Cay Hope Town Representative Ainsley Harrison Phone 242-366-0338 Hope Town, AbacoCasuarina Point NEW LISTING! two adjacent lots on the canal, set back on the water way, protected and private. Call for more details! Guana Cay Beach-front lot 70 x 250. $240,000 Cherokee Yellow wood 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 Elbow Cay gorgeous 2/2 home on ocean beach with pool set in large deck overlooking the Atlantic. $1,200,000 Casuarina Point 3/1 canal front home, sea walled, dock, boat house, DRASTICALLY REDUCED $229,000 Pelican Shores Elevated harbour front lots available, one of a kind location in Marsh Harbour. Starting at $225,000 Treasure Cay Greenway Canal Lot with splendid unobstructed views of the canal. Owner says sell! $35,000 Treasure Cay Beach front acre lot located virtually on the Atlantic beach $210,000 Hope Town Ocean view estates, 1/3 acre, vacant lot with sea views and beach access, quiet area. $99,000 Sand Banks vacant property available on the highway to Treasure Cay, motivated seller, bring offers. Call for more details Marsh Harbour Outer Point Cay 3 acre island at entrance of harbour, protected dockage on Fanny Bay. $1,200,000Marsh Harbour OfficeTreasure Cay best priced canal-front lots in Galleon Bay. Call today! Marsh Harbour Royal Harbour largest lot in this subdivision, with 70 x 23 boat slip, cleared and ready for building. $239,500 Man-O-War Vacant interior lot, in town and close walk to beach. Hill Creek 4.8 acres with 50+ elevations and 100 of water front. $130,000 Leisure Lee Best priced canal lot. $45,000 Fire Road Great starter 2b/1b home, needs a little TLC, property size approx. 5,000 sq. ft. $30,000 Green Turtle Cay Island getaway perched above the crystal clear waters, overlooking the Sea of Abaco, this 3B / 3B estate comprises a total of 3,289 sq. ft. of living area and over 2000 sq. ft. of wooden decks leading to and surrounding the pool. Beautiful sunsets await you at this brand new island getaway. Offered at $2,300,000 Treasure Cay 3B / 2B home near beaches and golf course. Fully furnished with all amenities. Reduced! $265,000 Green Turtle Cay 2B / 2B octagonal tree house with shared dock. Beautiful views. Under Contract $275,000 Green Turtle Cay Nice Neighbourhood cleared lot with fruit trees, near beaches, park and a public dock. $45,000 Green Turtle Cay White Sound water-front house 2B / 2B house with large open entertaining areas. Boat house and dock with power & water. Offered at $850,000 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 a pool, spacious decking and a 12 kw generator. $955,000 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 #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 Guana Cay #0338 2/1 beachfront home with outside decking. Gorgeous views of the Atlantic. Great rental potential! $375,000 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Vacant property available in a gated community, this lot has the most canal frontage and is the largest lot in the development. $239,500 Elbow Cay #5002 Charming 2/2 home on large wooded lot, ample property to build main home with plans available. $474,000 Guana Cay #5038 Lovely 2 bed, 2 bath home adjacent to resort property. Features central A/C, screened-in porch, 2nd floor sun deck, rental option through resort with use of resort facilities and dock. Great Price! $260,000 Winding Bay Abaco Club #5035 This development sits on 3 1/2 miles of gorgeous powder white beach. Will feature a golf course, bone and deep sea fishing and other water activities. There are only 60 home sites available on the high ridges and beach front with more than 200' of frontage and views of the golf course and ocean. Priced at $1.5 million. The first 15 buyers will only pay $1 million. Hurry, there are only three left. Marsh Harbour Regattas #5039 Lovely modern 2 bed 2 bath with pool and tennis court, private beach and ocean deck, rental program, security gate, and only a short walk to restaurants and stores. Sold fully furnished and ready for occupancy. Great Price! $249,900 Guana Cay #5037Half acre lots, ocean and hilltop interior, all have beach and dock access. Call for pricing. Guana Cay #1221Lovely beach-front property available on one of the prettiest beaches in Abaco. Runs approx. 100' on the Atlantic and is close to town. Call today. Man-O-War Cay #0331Elegant 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 $1,610,000 Tilloo Cay #5019Two adjacent water-front parcels, 1.75 acres in total and features elevations with views of the Sea of Abaco. Nothern lot has 100'+/of waterfront and is offered at $192,000. Southern lot has 92'+/of water-front and is offered at $216,000. Call for more details. Green Turtle Cay White Sound #0333Water front house, 2B / 2B, master bath has a spa. The modern interior consists of two dining areas, an island counter bar, living room and kitchen. All front rooms enjoy a magnificent view of the harbour. Offered at $850,000 Green Turtle Cay #0337Water-front with dock. Unique two bedroom / two bath octagonal tree house overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Perched high above the ground among the trees, this house is aptly named Hummingbird. Offered at $275,000 Treasure Cay #1322Three bedroom two bath modern home near beaches and golf course. Immaculately cared-for home with all modern amenities such as central A/C, cable etc. Offered at $265,000 MAKING REAL ESTATE REAL EASYwww.coldwellbankerbahamas.com TM TM

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Page 36 The Abaconian September 15th, 2003 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 2b / 2b $900/month. Furnished, A/C, located in Govt. Sub. Contact Tara Sands @ 367-3006 (w) or 365-6587 (h) 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 Little Orchard, 2 bed /2 bath, fully furnished. Call for details. Call 367-2262 days or 367-4485 nights. Marsh Harbour, Little Orchard, 1 bed, A/ C, furnished. No children or pets. $450/ month. First, 2nd and last deposit.1 yr lease. Call 367-2347 after 5 p.m. Houses and Apartments For Rent Classified Advertisements 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 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSan MBE by the Queen in 2002. Among the many dignitaries giving remarks in praise of Mr. Mills were Pastor John McIntosh, the present moderator, and Bishop Samuel Green, President of the Bahamas Christian Council in Nassau. A special church service honoring Rev. Mills was held at the Unity Baptist Church in Treasure Cay on September 8. Special speaker for that service was Bishop Samuel Green, President of the Bahamas Christian Council. The former Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, congratulated Rev. Mills on his exemplary life during that service, stating that he lived what he preached. Rev. Mills was given a monetary gift from each of the churches se served. Each church was asked to give generously for each year of service. dicating the turn to Treasure Cay. Recent guests of theirs missed the turn and wandered through Marsh Harbour while trying to get to Treasure Cay. Councillors agreed with this. They would like directions to Sandy Point and Marsh Harbour as well as Treasure Cay to be shown at this intersection. Marsh Harbour Town Comm. Sept 2, 03 The Committee discussed recurring problems. One was the repairs of Don MacKay Boulevard going toward the airport. The verge was trenched by Batelco but the corporation has not resurfaced the shoulder of the road. As a consequence the paving is being chipped away and is deteriorating. Batelco first contracted that the driveways to businesses be paved but now has a contract for the entire shoulder to be resurfaced. The Ministry of Works was not informed by Batelco prior to the original trenching being done. Secretary Mrs. Jessica Pinder is resigning for personal reasons. She was highly complimented for her efficient thorough work and her excellent minutes. The Committee received a price of $4,000 from Bahama Hot Mix to surface the Marsh Harbour Goombay Park which was agreed to. A public Marsh Harbour town meeting will be held at Goombay Park on October 4. The Committee will make it a fun day with food and drinks available and games for the children. The park will be officially opened at that time with an a government member from Nassau. Mrs. Yvonne Key will cut the ribbon in recognition of her work in bringing this park to reality. An effort is underway to restore the old Marsh Harbour jail and use it as a museum. Work will begin when written permission is received from Nassau. Business people and residents along Front Street are still complaining about drunks who gather along Front Street and are a nuisance. Mr. Alexander Williams, Senior Administrator for Central Abaco, reminded the Committee that October is the month for the renewal of liquor licences. The Licencing Board needs to examine what type of liquor licence has been issued to each business. A wholesale licence allows the store to be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. but does not allow customers to open a bottle or drink on the premises. Several roads in Marsh Harbour are very dangerous with the road to Crossing Beach singled out. Fences and hedges obscure oncoming traffic making driving hazardous. The curve at the top of the hill to Pelican Shores is also very dangerous. Mr. Patrick Bethel has asked permission to install speed bumps in both those areas. He will accept responsibility for raising the necessary funding. This request will have to be forwarded to Road Traffic. Herbert Key has expanded his parking area at Crossing Beach. He will be required to have a business licence since that is a commercial operation. Town Planning3 September 2003 A request for a sign on the airport roundabout was denied as it was felt this landscaped area should not be populated with MillsFrom Page 1 Local Govt.From Page 33 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 commercial signs. Requests for other signs were allowed pending approval from the property owners where the signs were proposed. Several routine building plans were reviewed and approved. Several plans did not have the required number of columns in the foundation or walls which members felt should have been noticed when the plans were reviewed by Works staff. Questions arose over plans for an apartment in the Key Tract submitted by a foreigner with a home in Marsh Harbour. Additional houses by foreigners require approval by the Economic Council in Nassau and evidence of this approval was not submitted. Plans for a two story four-unit commercial building on Queen Elizabeth Drive were deferred due to insufficient setback and inadequate parking. 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 SaleOn September 6 veteran bodybuilder Arthur Elden scored a double victory at the Diamond Classic and Emerald Classic held in Riviera Beach, Florida. The Diamond Classic was a drug-tested competition and Arthur won the Masters over 60 division. The Emerald Classic was a non tested competition and Arthur again won the Masters over 60 division. Arthur would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Wong for their financial assistance towards these competitions. Bodybuilder Wins Again It Pays to Advertise

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September 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 37Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Bahama Palm Shores 80 x 125, partly cleared. Call 366-2014 after 6 p.m. Bahama Palm Shores Section 4 Block 27, Lots 1 and 2 for sale. Call 366-2092 or 477-5291 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 Property. We also have rental property available.LOCATED ON STRATTON DRIVE IN MARSH HARBOUR P.O. BOX AB 20404 ABACO, BAHAMAS 242-367-2719 FAX 367-2359 Abaco Real Estate Agency Ltd Green Turtle CayOcean Beach Lots (North End) 1+ acres with good elevation from $245,000 Coco Bay Lots 81 feet on beach from $170,000 Bita Bay Ocean Lot 8.26 acres from ocean to Inner White Sound, good elevation and protection from sea, spectacular views. $1.6 M. On the internet at www.bahamasinvest.com or call 365-4271 LIVE YOUR DREAM ATEnjoy 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 3 bed/2bath furnished home. Large yard w/fruit trees. $250,000. Call 3675503 or 357-6561 Marsh Harbour Duplex, 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days Sand Banks land for sale 1 acre to 20+ aces. Phone 365-8028 Classified Ads Bring Results Call 367-32023rd. Mother and baby are back home now and both are doing fine.RecoveringClarey Lowe suffered a mild stroke on August 28 and was sent to Nassau for treatment. However, we are pleased to report that he is no longer hospitalized and appears to be responding well to his medication. We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back in Cherokee soon.CondolencesOur deepest sympathies to the family of Mrs. Elsie Clarice Pinder, who passed away on July 3lst. She was born in Cherokee Sound on April 12, 1914, to Joseph and Nettie Albury. She married Leslie Pinder in 1934 and they were blessed with three children: Rannie, who resides in Nassau; Sylvia, who is in Freeport and Loree, who has recently built a new home and moved to Cherokee. Ms. Elsie left Cherokee to move to Nassau in 1962 where she later lost her husband and where she remained until three years ago when she went to Freeport. Mostly bedridden the last five years of her life, she had always hoped that she would someday be able to move back to her beloved Cherokee where she still has many friends and family who will surely miss her. May she now and forevermore rest in peace.Gone But Not ForgottenCherokee lost another native son, Gordon Benjamin Lowe, who passed away on July 26, 2003. Just 53 years old, he was born the last of seven children to Deweese and Lillian Lowe in Cherokee Sound. He lived all his life on Abaco and worked as a carpenter. Our deepest sympathies to his surviving wife Flora as well as two sisters, Mavis and Carolyn, and three brothers, Bernard, Brady and Noel. Another brother, Earl predeceased him. Gordon died suddenly and leaves behind a host of relatives and friends who loved and knew him and he will be sadly missed by all.Summer Vacations OverWe welcome everyone back from their summer vacations and say farewell to the many visitors who chose to spend their summertime with us in Cherokee. School is back in session and playtime is over. Its time to again hit the books, buckle down to homework and prepare for the future. Cherokee Primary School said good-by to Kyle Sands and Angus Sawyer, who will be attending school in Marsh Harbour next term while at the same time they welcome newcomers Tyler Sawyer and Juliet Weatherford as new students.Crawfishing Seasons OpensOur community has a tradition of having a special Seaside Prayer Service each year just prior to the opening of crawfish season on the 1st of August to bless the fishermen and their boats, and this year was no different. The men head out to sea, like many of their fathers before them, with confidence and high expectations and take with them our best wishes and private concerns for a safe return and a bountiful catch.A Time Of HurricanesWe are in the middle of hurricane season and know from past experiences not to let down our guard. They often develop quickly in our area and sometimes travel fast. Often the local grapevine spreads the news of a traveling storm, but we need to be ever vigilant and make it a point to listen to radio and television weather reports. After having experienced several close calls over the past few years, we know the drill. However, it wouldnt hurt to familiarize ourselves with evacuation routes or a safe place to stay during the storm. Check to see that you have a fresh supply of drinking water, extra fuel for generators, transportation and cooking stoves with plenty of tinned food, candles, matches and a working battery radio and flashlights on hand. Dont forget a well-stocked firstaid kit. It wouldnt hurt to remember the familiar Boy Scout motto, Be Prepared. SouthFrom Page 6

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Page 38 The Abaconian September 15th, 2003 Abaco AirCharter Service Between Abaco & The Entire Bahamas & FloridaWith Daily Scheduled Service to Nassau Scheduled Services To Freeport, Moores Island & North EleutheraPh: (242) 367-2266, Fax: (242) 367-3256, VHF 74 Come Fly Our Friendly Skies! only solution would be to grow some sort of vine over the thing which would cover the worst of it and provide some insulation, too. Aesthetically, its a disaster. On the trip to Treasure Cay, as one pulls out of Marsh Harbour and finally gets past the raw earth, wrecked cars, smashed tree patches that appear to be no more than heaps of junked vehicles, one goes past the Lazy Parrot and breaths a sigh of pleasure as that beautiful perfect bay appears. Surely, this was one of the loveliest stretches of the S.C. Bootle Highway. Never again. Had I been planning to buy a home site on the ridge overlooking the bay, I surely wouldnt now. And by the way, how many mangroves were destroyed? Visual insult aside, what sort of detritus will this business pour into what was a pristine bay? Here is a starting list: MEK, polyester resin globs, fiberglass grinding dust, bits and chucks of cloth and cloth with hardened resin, paint sanding dust, fumes (paint, polyester), gasoline, oil, grease, (is there a septic tank?) spent parts, cleaning fluid, etc. LettersFrom Page 9 No matter how tidy one tries to be with this stuff, (Does Mr. Lowe plan to use vacuum attachments on all his grinding and sanding machines?) quantities of these things are going to go right into that bay. Will bonefish and industrial waste coexist for long? Sooner or later, folks, youre going to have to decide which way you really are going. Are you going to just stand by while the most beautiful parts of the island fall to blind developers who see only dollar signs or are you going to put into action your words and try to develop a sense of aesthetics, a sense of concern for the environment, some common sense about where to place ugly but needed industry and when to leave beauty alone? Surely, there is room on this island for both. Watching a beautiful island slowly being destroyed. Appalled by Lack of Planning Drive SafelyDont Be Abacos Fourth Fatality HOMES & LANDElbow 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) 366-0223OCEAN HOUSE Incredible parcel of property with 2 bedroom, 2 bath home located on the Atlantic Ocean in historic Hope Town Settlement. 74 feet of ocean front on long white sandy shore. The house has open floor plan with large kitchen and great/dining room, vaulted ceilings, good rental history. Price: $1,300,000LITTLE ORCHARD Island Style home, 3bd/2bth located on 2 lots 90X158ft. each, central a/c, fully furnished, wrap around decks (upstairs) Downstairs has a 1bd/1bth furnished apt. w/central a/c (rental income $800 per month). Fully enclosed workshop, 30kw generator, 3 telephione lines, cable TV. Lots are fully landscaped with mature fruit trees and citrus. A must see! Price: $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: $325,000Price: $1,390,000 Price: $1,290,000 Price: $1,870,000Fabulous Villas located at the mouth of Hope Town Harbour. These 2 bed/2 bath villas are beautifully furnished with West Indian decor throughout. A dip pool is shared and surrounded by open decking. Sold fully furnished, totally turnkey, rental history. Price: $1,550,000 Premier designer home on beautiful sandy beach. Features 4B/ 3B, large open kitchen on second floor, great decks, balcony, swimming pool. Custom 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 Located on secluded north end of Lubbers Quarters, a beautiful sea-to-sea property offering over 4 lush acres. Sandy beach on west side, 100+ foot dock on east side, main house, cottage viewing Tahiti Beach and PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE ATLANTIC HORIZONS LUBBERS LEECustom home in private marina community facing the Sea of Abaco. Turn-key 4B/ 4B, open kitchen, dining area and great room. Includes 2 dock slips, one can accommodate up to a 60 yacht. VILLA JUNKANOO EAST VIEW FLAMINGO VILLAS ELBOW CAELBOW CA ELBOW CAELBOW CA ELBOW CA YY YY YLocated on Lubbers Quarters Cay. Development faces the Sea of Abaco across from Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. Beautiful sunrises. Each homesite comes with a dock slip at the private marina. Great investment opportunity. Starting at: $89,000 ELBOW CAELBOW CA ELBOW CAELBOW CA ELBOW CA YY YY Y ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA YY YY Y LUBBERS QUARTERS LUBBERS QUARTERS LUBBERS QUARTERS LUBBERS QUARTERS LUBBERS QUARTERS 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 propertyChris 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 fax Sea To Sea Estate Property This Property is Shown by Appointment UNDER CONTRACTUNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT

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September 15th, 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 130 HP Johnson outboard includes control box, throttle and shift cable. $1500 OBO Call 365-6035 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 Photo 24 Formula w/225 HP Mercury, long deck, hard top, in good condition. Asking $18,000 Call 365-5170 Photo 25 Steiger Craft with a 175 HP Evinrude (not working). Asking $18,000. Call 365-6059 for more details Photo 25 Grady White sailfish powered by 2/ 225 Evinrude ram ficht, 120 hrs. each. DUTY PAID. Excellent condition. Must see. Ph 3672598 25 Albin Swedish aft cabin trawler. Ideal Abaco cruiser. Needs some repairs and TLC. $10,000 firm. Tel 367-2295 or 367-3006 Photo 28 Catalina fiberglass sailboat, 8 fiberglass dinghy, 10 fiberglass dinghy. Call 365-8028 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 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. Need help with your bookkeeping but cant afford a full time employee? Experienced bookkeeper seeks part-time employment. Contact 359-8614 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 John Deere 210C backhoe. Call 365-8028 Computer system, HP Vectra PII 400 mhz, 128 MB RAM, CD, 10GB HD, USB, Windows & various programs. $550 Phone: 242423-6293 Aluminum Diamond Plate Tool Box for midsized truck. $200 Call 366-0135 150 GPD water maker, 300 hrs, water flushed, includes pre-filter W/SS gauge, digital hand held salinity meter, manual, always fresh, excellent condtion. $2000 Call 366-0135 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 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 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 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 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 Tom Cat EnterprisesSales Generators R.O. Systems Hi-pressure PumpsPhone/Fax: 242-366-0135 Hope TownRepairs Generators Gas Engines R.O. Systems Diesel Engines Lance R. NewboldCertified Diesel Mechanic Diane FletcherChartered Accountant ________________________________Financial Statement Preparation Business Licenses Audits and Investigations Accounting Software Installation and Training Specializing in Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207 Abaco Cellular 559-8889 Engraving & Marketing Services Trophies Awards Plaques Programs Desktop Publishing Flyers Coupons Business Cards Raffle Tickets Dinner Tickets Concert Tickets Located at Smart Business ConnectionAbove Dougs Place (Opposite Scotiabank)Phone 367-5177 Fax: 367-5176 COMMERCIAL SERVICES Captains CutsQuality Meats Great Prices Personalized ServiceOne block west of traffic light in Marsh Harbour Ph 367-0014 Hours: Mon/Thur. 9:30-6 Fri/Sat. 9:30-7 Closed Sundaythe school is bursting at the seam. Last year there were about 485 students of which 65 graduated. The average class size is 27. The administration remains the same with Principal Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, VicePrincipal Mr. Huel Moss Jr. and Senior Mistress Mrs. Nadeen Beneby.Chairs Are NeededThere is a severe shortage of chairs and desks at the school. The shortage has been made more severe by the new enrollment. Many students have to stand in their classes because there are simply not enough chairs in the school. Many students have to share a desk if they are lucky enough to get a chair. The students race to their different classes so they can get a chair for the class.New TeachersAbaco Central was pleased to welcome four new teachers the first day of school, all male and all Bahamian. The new teachers are Mr. Marvin Duncombe, who came from Exuma to teach religious knowledge; Mr. Kenneth Roberts, who came from C.R. Walker in Nassau to teach social studies, Mr. Patrick Smith, no stranger to Abaco who has returned from the United States to teach science, and Mrs. Tina Roberts who will be in the math department. Welcome to all. The high school is still in need of two additional math teachers, one English language teacher and one science teacher. The school lost three teachers from last year. SchoolFrom Page 13 GoombayFrom Page 2 Goombay Park a reality. The idea for the venue as a cultural market place was the brainchild of Mrs. Key who, along with Don Cornish through hard work and perseverance, has brought it to fruition as an area which both tourists and locals will be able to enjoy on a continual basis for years to come. The third fatality for the year for Abaco occurred on August 27 in Marsh Harbour on East Bay Street at the turn to Pelican Shores. Guerry Jonssaint of Pigeon Pea died as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident while he was a passenger on a 650 cc Honda motorcycle driven by Serge Guerrier of the Mud. The accident happened about 7:30 p.m. and involved a car driven by Mr. Johnnie Pinder of Marsh Harbour. It is understood that both riders were thrown off before the motorcycle slammed into the automobile. Mr. Guerrier was flown to Nassau for medical treatment the next day. An attempt was made to airlift Mr. Guerrier thatMotorcyclist Is Third Traffic Fatalitynight but the Nassau airport was closed due to severe weather. Recent information indicates that he remains in the hospital with a broken neck.

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