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October 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 11, NUMBER 20, OCTOBER 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 BAIC Opens Abaco OfficeBahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation Assists Small BusinessesSwim Meet Raises Funds for PoolThe Abaco Swim Marathon was held on October 11, beginning at Abaco Beach Resort and ending outside White Sound on Elbow Cay. Seven swimmers swam the entire distance. Teams of three or four swimmers formed relays to compete. A total of 77 persons compet ed of which 32 were from Abaco. The others were from Nassau and Freeport. See story on page 2BAIC Officials Open Office Caravan Plane Begins ServiceCherokee Air is putting into service a new Caravan airplane with a passenger load of 10 plus two pilots. This highly acclaimed plane is very dependable and is used throughout the world in remote areas where reliablity is necessary. Besides the passenger load, the plane can carry considerable cargo. Cherokee Air expects to offer scheduled charter service to Nassau and West Palm Beach several times weekly. See story on page 10 By Portia Jonsson Earlier this year the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of the Bahamas Independence staged a Dollars For Scholars promotion. This nationwide promotion called on businesses throughout the Bahamas to donate a computer system to one of the government schools. Raffle tickets with a grand prize of a 2003 Mercedes Benz were also sold. On October 9th 15 government schools throughout Abaco received two brand new Dell computer systems each. Mr. Paul Fernander, Deputy Director of Marketing and Sales at ZNS made the presentation toSchools Receive Computers Please see Computers Page 12 By Jennifer Hudson The Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation (BAIC) Domestic Investment Office situated in the Loyalist Plaza, Marsh Harbour, was officially opened in a ceremony on October 9th. Attending the ceremony was a large delegation from BAIC in Nassau along with business and local government representatives from Abaco. The Master of Ceremonies for the occasion was Mr. Rudy Sawyer, Assistant General Manager of BAIC in charge of the Northern Region. Keynote speaker for the occasion was scheduled to be the Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance but, unfortunately, pressing matters in Nassau prevented him from being present. Mr. Sidney Stubbs, Executive Chairman of BAIC, presented an address in his absence and was introduced as having a wide range of experience in international affairs having worked for the World Bank and represented the Bahamas in both England and Belgium. In his address Mr. Stubbs stated that the BAIC is carrying out the government mandate to ensure that all Bahamians play a meaningful role in the development of the Bahamas. There is a need for domestic investments. At one time it was thought that only foreign investment was the way to go and Bahamians were involved in Mom and Please see BAIC Page 34 A large group of BAIC officials was on hand to officially open the new BAIC office in Marsh Harbour on October 9. Mr. Sidney Stubbs, Executive Chairman, was the keynote speaker. The new office is located in the building housing Barclays Bank. Mr. Ejnah Cornish has been named the Abaco manager. Set Clocks Back One Hour October 26thDaylight Savings Time ends 2 a.m. on October 26th. Set your clocks back one hour either at bedtime on Saturday the 25th or on Sunday morning, October 26nd.
Page 2 The Abaconian October 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 Coming in first place for individuals over 30 swimming the entire distance was Dale Hill of Marsh Harbour on the right. He is being presented with his trophy by Clay Wilhoyte. A womens relay team from Abaco won 2nd place in the over-30 category. They are, left to right, Mr. Percy Knowles, one of the organizers and a major sponsor, presenting the trophies, Cha Boyce, Brenda Claridge, Pam Church and Dianne Claridge. The first place winner in the over-30 category was a team of Abaco men. They are, left to right, Mr. Percy Knowles, one of the organizers presenting the trophies, Philip Remery, Tito Baldwin and Steve Thompson. Team member Chris Thompson is not pictured. By Jennifer Hudson The Marsh Harbour Hope Town Swim Marathon took place as scheduled on October 11th and was a wonderful example of community effort. Teams from Nassau, Freeport and Abaco plus two swimmers all the way from New Jersey came together in a very impressive effort to raise funds for the completion of the Hope Town swimming pool. It is estimated that between $20,000 and $30,000 was raised but the final figure will not be available until all sponsorship monies have been received. It was a very exciting event with much nervous tension amongst the swimmers on the starting line at Abaco Beach Resort that morning. The participants were welcomed by Mr. Algernon Cargill, President of the Bahamas Swimming Federation, after which the Rev. Carla Culmer prayed for safety in the water for all swimmers. After the singing of the National Anthem on the beach, the twenty-three starting swimmers were off at the sound of the BASRA boat siren. Altogether 78 swimmers took part. Six swam the whole distance individually and theSwim Marathon Was a Huge Successrest formed 18 relay teams. One of the younger swimmers said that it was the first swim-a-thon she had participated in and she was afraid of sharks. Fortunately, there were no mishaps or emergencies and the whole swim-a-thon went extremely smoothly according to Carrie Cash of Hope Town, one of the prime movers of the Hope Town pool project and one of the swim-a-thon organizers. The event was very well planned with all contingencies covered. Each relay team had a boat following and in addition there were three mobile rescue boats and one base boat ready to render assistance if necessary. The base boat carried the government nurse from the Hope Town clinic along with equipment to deal with any major emergency plus treatments for stings and cramps. Dr. Binard was in attendance on another rescue boat. The only swimmer who indicated any problem was a young boy who, within a very short distance into the race, turned onto his back to Please see Swimming Page 32
October 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) firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CAY Kerry Sullivan Tel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 firstname.lastname@example.org LUBBERS QUARTERS & TILLOO CAY Laurie Schreiner Tel/Fax: 242-366-3143 email@example.com ELBOW CAY PROPERTIES HOPE TOWN Jane Patterson Tel: 242-366-0035 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 the TLC Margie and Doug Hyde Purchasers Kerry Sullivan email@example.com Make the Abaco Cays your home... 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 a great place to live!Laurie Schreinerlaurie@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 The Abaco real estate market is hot! Call me if you are looking for land, a second home or rental. We have great buys and the best listings at the best prices!Donna Darvilledonna@damianos.com SUNRISE POINT LOTS FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE 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 LUBBERS QUARTERS Flip Flops Beautiful beach bungalow on 1.19 acres with dock. Sandy white beach with breathtaking sunsets. Property has lush landscaping and nature trails. Numerous improvements. $395,000. Internet Ref. #1851 HOPE TOWN Coconut Cottage Adorable 1,000 sq. ft., 2 bed 2 bath Colonial cottage with view of the Atlantic Ocean. Across the road from a beautiful beach and close to town. Tastefully decorated, partially furnished, detached garage. $415,000. Internet Ref. #1429 ELBOW CAY Ariel View Quality constructed 2,048 sq. ft. 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Dorros Cove, central a/c, cathedral ceilings, large covered verandah, Bermuda roof, ocean views, near Tahiti beach, dock access, fully furnished and landscaped. $600,000. Internet Ref. #1813 As a resident of Abaco for 15 years, I have seen its growth and the increase in property values. Take advantage of this fine opportunity while enjoying the wonderful island lifestyle.Leslie Pinderleslie@damianos.com MOONSHADOW LUBBERS QUARTERSInternet Reference #1644Secluded waterfront w/ beautiful gardens166 ft. of waterfrontPanoramic seaviewsHardwood FloorsSolar Powered1.5 acres$840,000 LITTLE ORCHARD MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #1932Bahamian style 3 bedroom 2 bath home plus efficiency!Furnished80 ft. x 110 ft. lotLandscapedNice & quiet areaGreat buy$265,000 With my many years of experience and a thorough knowledge of property management and short-term rentals, I can secure your investment by putting your new home in the rental market.Jane Pattersonjane@damianos.com REGATTAS OF ABACO MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #8052 bed 2 bath condoGround Floor unitCentral a/c, granite countertops, tiled floors, appliancesPool & Tennis CourtRental Managment available$199,000 At Damianos Realty its all about YOU...If we dont have the listing YOU want...We will get it for YOU!!
Page 4 The Abaconian October 15th, 2003 AbacoWholesaleFRESH PRODUCE CHOICE MEATS GROCERIES SUPPLIES EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR FAMOUS BRANDS DON MACKAY BLVD.MARSH HARBOUR,ABACO.(242) 367-2020/8 FAX:(242) 367-2242 OPEN MON-FRI 8:30 AM 5:00 PM AND SAT 8:00 AM-1:00 PM The more you buy, the more you save.UNBEATABLE SELECTION. UNBEATABLE PRICE. Call us at Abaco Wholesale today and ask about our volume buying because the more you buy, the more you save! Mr. Archie Nairn Spoke on TransportationBy Jennifer Hudson Mr. Archie Nairn, Permanent Secretary with the Ministry of Transport, delivered an address at the First Annual Abaco Business Outlook Conference in place of the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation, who was unable to attend. Mr. Nairn opened by stating that Abaco is one of the most progressive islands in the archipelago and one of the most thriving economies in the Bahamas. Government will do all it possibly can to carry its momentum into the foreseeable future. He acknowledged that transportation is most important to the growth of the economy and stated that it is the goal of his ministry to work hand-in-hand to strengthen the transportation sector which has not kept pace with visitor satisfaction. To this end, key issues must be addressed to move the system forward. Driver education courses to be implemented very soon in schools was met with applause from the audience. Next Mr. Nairn focussed on maritime issues and stated that safety protocol will occupy first place. Safety must be addressed by all operators. Terrorists are planning constantly. Since no one knows where they will strike next, safety and security must be provided for all vessels. Substandard vessels will be detained and all people on vessels must be properly trained as most maritime accidents occur as a result of human error. The Maritime Safety Commission in Nassau is sponsored by the IMO. Attention must be paid to pollution prevention which brings with it negative publicity. Ships must be equipped to deal with pollution and government is working to ensure the preservation of our countrys pristine shore lines. The more than $11 million recently spent on the new port facility in Marsh Harbour attests to governments commitment and its objective for the Abaco community to become the maritime capital of The Bahamas. The airport was, of course, a subject everyone was waiting to hear about. Mr. Nairn confirmed that Abaco has the third busiest airport in the Bahamas in terms of passenger arrivals and sometimes even rivals Grand Bahama. Immediate attention must be accorded to the expansion of Marsh Harbour airport and plans are being formulated for short term relief to overcome the crowding problem. The long term plan is for state-ofthe-art buildings at the Marsh Harbour terminal which will come into being after the completion of the airport in Exuma. A company in Florida is already formulating plans which will be submitted to the minister for discussion. The airport is presently being readied for night flying, with floodlighting and ramps already in place. The sum of $450,000 will be spent on equipment and labour for security measures at the airport. These will include an X-ray machine, walk through metal detector and hand held wands, all of which will be operated by specially trained Abaco employees. Mr. Nairn stated that his ministry is aware of recent problems at the airport; the entire facility is presently being looked at. An additional fire truck will be added as soon as one can be purchased from the United States. When confronted by a member of the audience with the erroneous idea the Bahamasair flights to Treasure Cay having been terminated, Mr. Nairn stated categorically that flights are still operating from Treasure Cay several times per week.Attitudes Are Important, MarcelleAgatha Marcelle, Parliamentary Secretary with the Ministry of Tourism took as her topic What Youll Want To Be Doing Now and presented a forthright opinion on what people need to be doing to help the growth of tourism. Reinvent your mind set and yourself, she admonished. Have gratitude, not attitude ! She reminded the audience that we are all in the service industry and asked how do we make people feel about what we are doingAbacos Economy Was Topic of SeminarAbout 100 people attended the recent Abaco Business Outlook which studied Abacos economy in depth. Speakers from Nassau and local panelists had facts and figures showing the status of business on Abaco. The attentive crowd shown above was at Abaco Beach Resort. Photo courtesy of The Councillors Please see Seminar Page 5
October 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 5 Established 1929 OFFICIAL ROLEX RETAILER BAHAMASA Tradition of Shopping ExcellenceDrayton Pilcher Manager Tel: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 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 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sundayfor them. The final package is customer satisfaction and we need to concentrate on cultivating a new mind set right from preschool on up. What is needed is a tourism programme from the cradle to the grave. In order to promote tourism we must like whats Bahamian our country, our people and our culture.Education Is Vital Says Dr. JohnsonDr. Pandora Johnson, Vice President Research, Planning and Development with the College of the Bahamas, said, Continuing education is the way to go. Continuing education courses lead to high profession careers. The business division in the College of the Bahamas is the largest with the bulk of persons enrolled in accounting. The Department of Teacher Education has the next highest enrollment but the Tourism and Hospitality sectors need an injection of numbers. Dr. Johnson continued that an academic education is not a necessary requisite for everyone; people must prepare not only for the professions but for trades also. To this end, a major change is required in the mind set of parents and society. There is a need to get society to accept that there are opportunities for people to work with their hands as well as their heads. Service people are needed. There is a need to change the way people think about occupations in society. Technical and vocational education must be promoted. Dr. Johnson sees a great need to cultivate interest in continuing education. She will be developing programmes in distance education and making sure that those programmes from the College of the Bahamas are available wherever Cable Bahamas reaches.Abaco Must Be a Distinct DestinationMr. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Director General of Tourism, speaking on New Ideas and Concepts for Abaco Tourism opened by saying, We want to become the example that people will cite and follow and we must maximize our abilities to perform. We must get the idea out of travel agents minds that The Bahamas is Nassau and Paradise Island. People are island collectors and we want people to recommend all the islands. In order to compete we must make our country unique by showcasing our heritage and crafts. The following figures were stated: 25 percent of the tourists to Abaco come from West Palm Beach, Miami and Fort Lauderdale with 45 percent coming from the entire state of Florida. 69 percent are repeat visitors having been four or more times to Abaco. 70 percent are likely to recommend Abaco. These figures for tourist arrivals from Florida are greater than for any other island of the Bahamas. Customers are far more inclined to come to a destination if they can get in and out easily and, unfortunately, customer satisfaction with the Marsh Harbour airport is presently low. Something needs to happen to rectify this speedily. Mr. Vanderpool-Wallace informed the audience of the new booking engine Bahamas.com which makes it possible to make air inclusive bookings to come to Abaco from anywhere in the world. Shorter, more frequent vacations are the trend nowadays. He closed by stating that travel agents must be encouraged to name individual islands and not group them as Out Islands or Family Islands; Abaco must be firmly planted in customers minds.Abaco Panel Covered Main IndustiesBy Jennifer Hudson Three residents of Abaco were allotted a ten-minute time each in which to give an overview of their area of expertise. Mr. Roswell Sawyer, President of Bahamas Seas Ltd., spoke on the fisheries industry. He stressed the need for fishing rules to Many presenters, each speaking on a different topic, gave the audience a broad picture of Abaco and the promising future it has. Pictured at the head table are, left to right, Mr. Archie Nairn, Permanent Secretary with the Ministry of Transport; Mr. Dashwell Flowers with Imperial Life Insurance Company; Mr. John Rolle, Deputy Manager Research, Central Bank of The Bahamas; and at the podium, the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health and Environmental Services. Photo courtesy of The Councillors SeminarFrom Page 4 Please see Seminar Page 39Future Looks Bright for AbacoMr. Vincent Wanderpool-Wallace, Director General of Tourism, wants to see Abaco be a specific destination.
Page 6 The Abaconian October 15th, 2003 At Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour Phone firstname.lastname@example.org Open 11 am until. . 7 days a week Happy Hour Daily 5 7:30World Famous Grilled Food & CocktailsWild Wednesday Happy Hour 5 11 Major Credit Cards accepted 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 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 Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed SundaysSandy PointOn October 3 Mrs. Delores Pinder of Sandy Point celebrated her 87the birthday. Born in Gregory Town, Eleuthera and the wife of the late James A. Pinder of Pinders Point, Grand Bahama from this union there were no children but they were parents to many. Auntie Dice as she was affectionately called is known fo her good cooking, baking, conch fritters and corndogs. For many years she held a stall and helped in the arrangements of the annual church fair. She served as a pillar in St. Martins Anglican Church in the Community of Sandy Point. She has served as a mother to all. She enjoyed cooking for priests who came to St. South Abaco NewsMartins from Nassau and the United States and for Bishop Michael Elden. Sharing this special day three of her nieces with her from Nassau were Mrs. Candace Russell and Mrs. Miriam Pratt and from Freeport Mrs. Sandra PennermanCasuarina PointThe daughter of Gordon Carey of Casuarina Point was officially appointed Registrar of the Bahamas Maritime Authority. She has been with the Authority since 1998 first as Secretary to the Bahamas Shipowners Association. In 2000 she joined the Technical Department. She was promoted to the Registration Office, then was named Acting Registrar. She was appointed as Registrar in August, 2003. Her father offers his congratulations.Cherokee SoundBy Lee Pinder Birthday Wishes A few men give their wives a bouquet of flowers while some take them out to a nice restaurant to celebrate a birthday. But Lucy Davies husband has brought her to Cherokee for her birthday. Mark has a surprise birthday party in the works, and unbeknownst to his wife, there will be old friends joining them from back home. Their other home is in Great Britain but they keep a second home in Abaco and could not resist an opportunity to visit one of their favourite places and take advantage our lovely warm weather and sandy beaches. We are always happy to see the Davies family return, but on this occasion we also want to wish Lucy a Happy Birthday from all her friends in Cherokee and to say what a lucky gal you are to have such a thoughtful and caring husband. New Womens Ministry Group Formed A group of women gathered at the Assemblies of God church on October 6th for the purpose of forming a new service group based on the international Womens Ministries which has more than 8,500 clubs within the United States alone. With regular meetings to be held once a month their goal will be to look for practical ways in which they can minister to the needs of others within our community. One of the first objectives agreed upon was that small groups would visit the often forgotten members of our settlement that may be infirm or housebound, seeking to bring Christian fellowship to a wider audience. The main purpose of the group is to nurture and strengthen each other while at the same time bring about and encourage a greater understanding of the spiritual motivation for service. The facts of life are that there are always persons with a greater need than your own, and if you can help them, you should. True Love For quite a few months now Mrs. Viola Sawyer has been residing at Sybils House in Dundas Town where she can receive the nursing care she requires. However, it seems Mr. Benny could not bear to be without her and, therefore, has also moved in to be closer to his beloved wife of over 60 years. Love is a wonderful thing and as some of us know true love conquers all. Mrs. Delores Pinder The funeral for Nadine Saintvil, 27, was held on October 4 at the New International Gospel Mission Church in Marsh Harbour. Rev. Robin Weatherford officiated and interment was in the public cemetery. She is survived by her husband Stanley Saintvil; son Famous Saintvil; mother Maria Charles; sisters Yvettina Dieujuste Gabriel, Anoilie Dieujuste Sawyer, Adelrose Dieujuste Joseph and Siporte Dieujuste; brothers Chenet and Eden Dieujuste; nieces Anide, Rosette, Ermide, Louise, Annie, Alexis, Blondine and Snika; nephews Ronbel, Rodten, Roberto, Evans, Nelson, Watson, Fredley, Waldino and Buchelson; aunts Nadilla and Silfise; uncle Sonson; cousins; father-in-law Carnilus Saintvil; sisters-in-law Etilde, Christine and Karen; brothers-in-law Nicholas, JeanClaude, Marcel, Bradley, Francis and Michel; god children Shanna-lee, Resinette and Ranaldo; and many other relatives and friends.ObutuarObutuar ObutuarObutuar Obutuar ies of Fies of F ies of Fies of F ies of F amilamil amilamil amil yy yy y and Fand F and Fand F and F rr rr r iendsiends iendsiends iends
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Page 8 The Abaconian October 15th, 2003 The Editor Says . Reflections on Our Ten YearsDavid Ralph How to Talk with Your ChildrenBy Isobel Sherman The United States has developed many resources in the fight to keep their children safe. Some of these tips and resources can be adapted to the Bahamas. In the United Sates the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children divides abductions in their database into two categories. The first is family child abductions and the second is nonfamily child abductions. The center says that every child, no matter the age, sex or race, is vulnerable to being abducted. In 1999 the database stated than in non-family abductions 59 percent of children abductedThe 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: Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: email@example.com 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 Portia JonssonIt Only Takes a MinuteDuring my recent visit to Nassau my sister and I took our children to the local playground to play. There were a couple of other girls there that were older between the ages of 6 and 8. My daughter loves to play with other girls so when she went over and was talking to them, I kept a close eye on her. When the two girls had to leave to go home, my daughter followed and I was close behind them telling her that she had to stay with me. The 6year-old offered to take my little girl home with her. I laughed and thanked her and thought how nice as I retrieved my girl. were between the ages of 15-17, 22 percent between the ages of 12-14, 12 percent between the ages of 6-11 and 7 percent between the ages of 0-5 years. It is clear from these statistics that the older the child the more likely he/ she is to be abducted. The United States also learned that 65 percent are females and 35 percent males that are abducted and in most cases the persons who is abducting the child or the family knows the child. The United States says that the single factor that makes children at risk is that their parents and teachers do not talk to them about child safety. Parents must be aware of all of their childrens activities and have open communication with them. Teach them the buddy system which means children travel two or more together and tell them it is all right to say no if their instincts tell them to say no. Parents should know where their children are and even have them check in from time to time. Parents in the Bahamas living on islands other than Grand Bahamas must be aware that what is happening on Grand Bahama with missing boys could happen on any island. Parents know where your children are at all times especially the older ones. Even when the case of the missing five boys is solved, parents on all of the islands must keep vigilance over their children especially their junior high and high school aged children. After the girls left and my daughter had moved on to the slide, my sister said, See how easy it would be? I didnt understand, Easy what? My sister said, Do you see how easy it would be to lure Nico away? She was talking about the two girls and, of course, there was no evil intent on the 6 and 8 year old to lure my daughter away, but in an instant I realized that my sister was right. It would only take 60 seconds to lure my loving, trusting child away from me! It was also in that moment that I realized how many dangers in our world there truly are and how many times it would have only taken a minute for my children to disappear. Minutes in the store when my back was turned grabbing for the milk, butter, eggs, or whatever, even that minute when I had turned around to see a man talking to my daughter. Like most, I am a watchful parent. I have even been told I am actually over-protective, but I am among the many parents today who have a full load of responsibilities in addition to caring for my children. In between juggling work, monitoring school, play dates, handling doctor appointments, shopping and for most parents it does not end there. Even at the safest moments things can happen; sometimes they are funny and sometimes they are downright scary. All parents know how long it takes for chaos to break loose, seconds! With our lives being so busy, it is easy to forget that it only takes a minute to give a hug or kiss, to say I love you, to play with toys, to color, to say a word of encouragement, AND it only takes a minute for all of that to disappear.Safe Road Rules Are for Students, TooSince school has reopened and many school children are using the road as a means to getting back and forth to school, Forest Drive has become a nightmare again. Not only because of the traffic but because of students lack of respect for road rules and safety. Believe it or not, this is not only the behavior of the primary school students but the high school students as well. They have no regard for vehicles and feel that they have the right of the road. Groups of sometimes up to five students walk side by side in the road with their backs to oncoming traffic. Other times they choose to walk or run out in front of an approaching vehicle without looking. During my recent talks with Mrs. Belinda McIntosh at the Department of Road Traffic, she informed me that the government is trying to implement a student driving course on the high school curriculum so students can learn the importance of road safety. But we cannot leave it all up to the government to educate our children about road safety we must do our part to teach them from an early age. Children under age 10 are not yet able to judge speed, distance, or direction. Their behavior is unpredictable and compulsive and they are easily distracted. This issue marks ten full years for The Abaconian and some reflecting is in order. For several years I had felt that the area needed a newspaper. One reason was to spread news of the various and far-flung towns and assist in bringing them together. News is not secret but it is surprising how much information remains locked in each town with only bits and pieces getting as far as one or two towns away. With the inception of Local Government, we feel that the paper has been helpful in letting the various towns see how others are solving their problems. The logistics of covering all local government meetings is more than we can handle. We try to cover the Central Abaco District which is where most of the action occurs. We cover other council business as issues warrant and time permits. Another goal was to give businesses a method to advertise their merchandise and services. Flyers were used by some businesses, notices were stuck to power poles and sometimes those fortunate enough to have a Post Office box would get a notice by mass mailing. Business notices did not extend much beyond the borders of Marsh Harbour. After trying to interest others in producing a paper, we concluded that we would undertake the challenge. In November 1993 we assembled a 12-page paper and took it to Miami to be printed. Since we had no previous experience, several of the initial advertisers gave us their support but mentioned they would pay only when they saw a paper. We appreciate the support of our advertisers and in a future issue we will list those that have been with us from the beginning. Initially, the paper was assembled by pasting ads and stories on layout sheets, then sending them to Miami for printing. Our first run of 3,000 copies took six minutes on the huge web press. A friend in the newspaper business in South Florida assisted initially and critiqued it subsequently. With no journalism background and no writing experience, we valued the criticisms and concepts that he and others have given us over the years. Technology has enabled us to do more and more on the computer. Today the paper is assembled electronically within the computer. We have reached the stage where it now goes to the printer in Miami over the Internet. During the first year we produced 11 monthly issues totaling 208 pages. This year we will produce 24 issues totaling more than 900 pages. The paper began with 12 pages. It quickly jumped to 16 then 24 pages soon after. Full colour came in January 1996 on page one and in advertising. By 1998 the monthly paper was more than 40 pages which required it to be printed in two sections. In November of that year we began publishing it twice monthly. During the past ten years the paper has grown. We have learned a lot, made many mistakes but have throughly enjoyed what we do. We have a small staff, all amateurs, including three part-time writers. Our present run of 7000 copies weighs just under 2,000 pounds. A friend said in the early days that being a newspaper editor carried a lot of weight. We understand this concept better after we have unloaded a ton of papers from the aircraft, then moved them into the office to distribute them throughout the island. We have tried to present stories in a neutral light but have discovered that this is impossible. Words are interpreted differently by each reader which convinces them we wrote a biased story. We occasionally get a complaint that we gave one story more space than an opposing story, again proving we are biased. However, we get very little feedback from the community. The paper has given readers a place to vent their feelings and views. We are told that the letters we print are very popular with readers. Even high school students read this section. We will publish letters and withhold the name of the writer on request. However, we must know who the writer is even though we will keep the name confidential on request. The paper is growing along with Abaco, and we are once again bumping the 40-page limit for a one-section paper. The day will come when we may be a weekly. However, we feel that conditions will not support a weekly at this time. The Abaconian is financed by advertising and this base is not sufficient to presently support a weekly paper. Neither is there sufficient news at this time to give content to a weekly. We are often asked why the paper is not sold. Selling the paper would reduce the circulation dramatically from the present 7000 to perhaps 2000 or 3000. Under the present method of free circulation, advertisers know that at least 14,000 readers are exposed to their advertising at a cost of approximately four cents per person for a full page ad. (This follows current accepted statistics that each newspaper is read by two or more persons.) Abaco extends 50 miles to the south and 60 miles to the north from Marsh Harbour. Selling the paper would add another logistical exercise in keeping up with the quantity at each outlet, counting the returns and collecting the money. We prefer to follow the model used by many community papers and distribute them freely. We welcome suggestions and will print appropriate stories by guest writers. We accept press releases but reserve the right to edit them and remove the huff and puff. Churches and charitable organizations are given advertising discounts. Since advertising revenues are the foundation of the paper, we cannot give charitable organizations free ads particularly in view of how much happens here which is charitable in one sense or another. We want to express our appreciation to all our advertisers that have supported us through the years. We hope that your advertising has benefitted your business. Our readers are also appreciated. It is our hope that this paper has been beneficial to the growth of AbacoAll About Town Childrens Safety Issues
October 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 Deport Them AllDear Editor: They came here from a nearby foreign land, from a culture which exports violence. Once a few got in, they started to reproduce like rabbits. Now they even mix up their genes with ours, corrupting our peaceful Bahamian disposition. Some Bahamians argue that they need them to keep an eye on the yard. Now they are taking over. The streets are no longer safe. Children and tourists are attacked in broad daylight. Even the police seem unable to stop their violence. Just this month I have seen four brutal assault victims at my office. Who can stop them? Is it too late? The community seems to be full of do-gooders who protect them, arguing that Its just their nature and insisting They are people too. Oh really? If this is the case, charge each one of these people with their crimes. If they cant understand the charges, let their defenders pay the penalties. Maybe their yard is more important than everybody elses right to walk the streets unmolested. People of Abaco, lets get tough. Lets take back our island. I say, deport them all. Yes, lets clear the island of every vicious dog. Marc BinardNeed to Develop Fall Tourist SeasonDear Sir/Madame, I have been reading about the question of all (or most) tourism services closing for the months of September and October every year. I think we are missing a very big target market. I have always said that September is my favorite time to travel anywhere in the world, everyone is back in their cages, the weather is still good and the crowds have gone. The yuppie market (the baby-boomers) is the largest and most prolific market of all times. Right now their kids are in college (so they dont have to be home for school in September), they have four to six weeks vacation every year and they have got lots of money. Its a simple market plan to attract the 48 to 65-year-old crowd to Abaco at that time of year. Tourism in Nassau could design a campaign for tourism in Abaco. I agree that we all need a rest from the season, but some people think that two months is one month too much. This would be the answer. What do you think, Mr. Cornish, in Tourism? Kind regards, Kathleen FrederickNorth Abaco RegressesDear Editor, In the last 20 minutes I have received a phone call from clients that have come to our resort in October for the last four years. They were calling from a hotel in Fort Lauderdale where they were sent after being told by Gulfstream that their flight to Treasure Cay (booked months ago!) was not operating and that any effort to put them on another airline could not be met. At the same time I got an e-mail from a nice honeymoon couple who are coming next Monday. They had been advised today that Continental was not operating from Miami to Treasure next Monday and that they could be flown to Nassau and then PAY for a one way on Bahamasair to Treasure Cay. Of course, I E-mailed back that Bahamasair has NOT been flying to Treasure Cay since August. My clients e-mailed back that they called again and were told that, indeed, they would be flown directly to Treasure Cay on October 13th. What is the sense of spending millions on promoting the Family Islands if you cannot even get here! In the past year Treasure Cay airport went from being serviced by two US Air flights with a capacity of 76 seats to one plane with 19 seats. Bahamasair had two flights a day, now we have none. Air Sunshine has its own problems and so do a lot of the commuters. Also most clients do not know about these and therefore cannot even use them. We now have more inventory than we ever had. Every homeowner seems to be renting their properties and we have less lift than ever. My question is: WHO DO WE HAVE AS A REPRESENTATIVE TO HELP US WITH THIS PROBLEM? Ministry of Tourism is certainly not the answer and neither is the Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board. Unless we do something about this quickly, our economy will suffer greatly. We have a suggestion to make. What is the feasability of having a ferry service from Freeport to the WEST side of Abaco? We need to bring hundreds of people, not just eight or nine at a time. A new ferry is starting from Palm Beach to Freeport on November 2nd. It would be ideal to have service on a smaller boat four times a week or more from Freeport to Abaco. We now need to think out of the box and come up with a novel approach before we lose anymore clients. We have the Ministry trying to come up with scheme in the fall to bring in more clients. How about making sure that the ones that are already booked can get here! Nicole Fleming Coco Bay Cottages Editors Note: Bahamasair discontinued service to Treasure Cay for only a few days in August. But Bahamasair resumed service to Treasure Cay from Nassau twice a day on four days a week and has continued this service. The national airline has no plans to eliminate or reduce their flights to Treasure Cay. Additionally, Treasure Cay has flights four times weekly from Miami, four times weekly from Fort Lauderdale and three times weekly from West Palm Beach by the major carriers. Commuter planes offer service in addition to these flights. Service to Marsh Harbour is also greatly reduced during September and October due to lack of business but both airports will see increased flights in November.Wants Florida Network TelevisionDear Mr. Ralph, I find the change that the Bahamas Cable Co. has made from the Florida networks to California and other northern stations is quite incomprehensible. Many people who have the cable here have it only for the Florida stations for the weather information and because they own property in Florida. Most people have dishes and dont really need the cable except for the Florida stations. We were not even notified that a change was being made and have been told that the Florida stations will not be available again. I hope that you publish this or any other letter that you receive pertaining to this problem and possibly an explanation as to why this has happened. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Tonia Van Mill, Pelican ShoresMisses Florida Network TelevisionDear Dave: We are very disappointed that Cable Bahamas has lost ( or refused to comply) the ability to receive the south Florida cable networks. Our family, as well as Im sure many Bahamians, are lost without the ability to view local news and mostly the weather. You being in the know may have the answer WHY???? Thanks for the help. Grant Johnson, Eastern Shore Editors Note: We contacted Mr. Eric Russell, General Manager, Grand Bahama and Abaco, of Cable Bahamas, Ltd. who replied to our request for information about this. His reply follows: We are currently conducting some engineering work in Abaco that requires us taking off the feeds from the Miami-based networks. To avoid a complete interruption in service, we temporarily replace the Miamibased network signals with signals from the Boston area. This is temporary and only on an occasional basis when work is actually being carried out. You can assure your readers that these temporary changes will be kept to a minimum and that there are no plans to permanently replace the Miami-based networks. Dont Drink and Drive
Page 10 The Abaconian October 15th, 2003 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 rates Raised Trundle Bed 47Hx81Lx41W Trundle Bed / Storage Drawer 12Hx75Lx39W 76 Wood Rail 1 Drawer Night Stand 3 Drawer Chest 3 Drawer Accent Chest Real Wood Furniture now available in Abaco. Purchases made by orders only! T el: (242) 367-5177 Fax: (242) 367-5176 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org A $1.6 million Cessna Caravan turbo-prop aircraft is now based in Marsh Harbour. Cherokee Airs chief pilot and owner, Faron Sawyer, accepted delivery of the new plane and brought it to Abaco on October 3. This aircraft has been accepted world-wide for its low maintenance and high performance standards. The single engine plane is powered by a Pratt Whitney 650 horse power turbine engine. Since being introduced in 1986, there has not been an engine failure due to mechanical origins. This aircraft is used extensively in Alaska, Africa, Australia and the lower Caribbean with wheels, floats and skiis. Federal Express and other commercial carriers make extensive use of this aircraft due to its high reliability and low operating costs. The engine is used extensively by the U.S. military This is the first single engine aircraft licensed for passengers by the Bahamas government for use over water. Certification is expected in one or two weeks by the United States FAA for commercial flights into Florida. Cherokee Air expects to put a minimum of 800 hours on the plane in the first year in service. Schedules are being made to service North Eleuthera, Nassau and West Palm Beach. Although the aircraft is configured for two pilots plus twelve passengers, it has been certified for commercial use by Cherokee Air for a maximum of ten passengers by the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority. It is frequently flown commercially by one pilot when used solely for freight. It can be flown with nine passengers and one pilot, but Mr. Sawyer will schedule two pilots to keep the workload more manageable and eliminate pilot fatigue. In full configuration, there are four rows of seats, two abreast on one side and a single seat on the other side. Two seats are being removed to comply with the ten seat license. A stretcher kit is on order and the plane has a wide door allowing stretchers or wide cargo to be carried. Each pilot has a door and there are two doors at the rear for passengers. A luggage pod is below the fuselage. The wheels are on fixed struts, eliminating the need for a hydraulic system and simplifying maintenance. The plane has an enviable safety record and can glide nearly 50 miles from an altitude of 11,000 feet. It is equipped with radar and an aircraft avoidance system which gives the position of all aircraft within a six-mile or greater radius. It is equipped with de-icing equipment and terrain avoidance equipment. Depending on the load being carried, the plane has an 800-mile or more range at a cruising speed of approximately 180 miles per hour. Mr. Sawyer explained that three other pilots besides himself have been to the Cessna factory in Wichita, Kansas, for flight training. They are Robbie Nixon, Roland Marshall and Claude Sawyer. A fourth pilot may join the team. Mr. Marshall is currently certified to perform aircraft maintenance. He will be spending a week at the Cessna factory for specific training for maintenance to this aircraft. In preparation for the aircrafts arrival, Cherokee Air built a storm resistant hanger west of the present terminal. Mr. Sawyer initially rejected Cessna representatives when first approached about two years ago due to the price tag. However, with the help of several local investors and concessions by Cessna, this turbine-powered aircraft is now the flagship of Cherokees threeplane fleet. Mr. Sawyer appreciates Cessna officials for making things happen. The Bahamas Development Bank was also very supportive. With the licensing of this aircraft in the Bahamas, Cessna is looking forward to selling the turbo-prop Caravan to other Bahamian charter companies. They feel that with the initial hurdles overcome, the plane has a great future in the Bahamas. The plane was accepted by Mr. Sawyer on October 2 and flown to South Florida. He was met in Miami by a representative of the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority, who flew with Mr. Sawyer into Nassau for a final acceptance by authorities. The plane landed in Marsh Harbour late in the afternoon of October 3 and was greeted by family and friends.Local Charter Acquires a CaravanChief pilot Faron Sawyer prepares to take Cherokee Airs new Caravan to the hanger after arriving in Marsh Harbour on October 3 with the new plane. He was warmly welcomed by family and friends on his arrival with the new plane. The $1.6 million aircraft is powered by a reliable Pratt Whitney turbine engine and cruises at 180 mph. Scheduled charter flights will soon be announced which will provide service to Eleuthera, Nassau and West Palm Beach several times weekly. The plane will be configured to carry 10 passengers and two pilots. PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSNURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Plants Gift Items Silk Flowers MONDAY SATURDAY 9 5 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh Harbour Baskets Pet Supplies Fish Garden Tools Fertilizers Soils & Mulch Get an easy-care aquarium or terrarium for your children A wide selection of bird and aquarium supplies
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Page 12 The Abaconian October 15th, 2003 For information v isit our website: www.bahamasferries.com or call Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Price Schedule Sandy Point, AbacoPassenger Vehicle Round Trip One Way Up to 16' with driver $300$165 16'-20' with driver $350$200 Over 20commercial rates applyCommercial Vehicle(per lane foot)$35 $20 Motor bike with rider $110 $60 Bicycle with rider $100 $55 Passengers Adult Passenger $90 $50 Child Passenger under 12 years$55 $30 Child Passenger under 3 years Free Free Other Unaccompanied Vehicles$40* $20* Vehicles over 5 ton grossPOA POA Price Additional to Accompanied Passenger Vehicle Transportation PricePh: (242) 323-2165 or 2166 Fax: (242) 323-8185 Nassau, Bahamas DayDepart Arrive Depart Arrive Nassau Sandy PointSandy PointNassau Wednesday9 am 12:45 pm1:30 pm5:15 pm Friday3:30 pm7:15 pm8 pm11:45 pm Sunday 3:30 pm7:15 pm8 pm11:45 pm Schedule Sandy Point, Abaco Bahamian & American Food Breakfast Traditional American & Bahamian foodLunch Daily Bahamian Specials Lunch specials served in ten minutes or lessDinner Enjoy a relaxing water front meal Located at the Conch Inn Resort & Marina Tel: (242) 367-4444Close convenient location Great food at low prices Just like it used to be! New ManagementBreakfast 7:30 am to 11 am Lunch 11:30 am to 3 pm Dinner 6 pm to 10 pm Restaurant & BarStudent EnrollmentBy Portia Jonsson Great Guana Cay School There are seven students attending Great Guana Cay School with one teacher, Mrs. Sherry Pinder,World Teachers DayBy Isobel Sherman October 5 was World Teachers Day, a day celebrating the teaching profession worldwide. On October 3 Mr. Hezekiah Dean, out-going District Superintendent of Education on Abaco, held a meeting for all teachers on Abaco at the Abaco Beach Hotel. The meeting was to say goodbye to the teachers on Abaco as Mr. Dean moves on to become District Superintendent in Grand Bahama and to introduce the new District Superintendent for Abaco, Mr. Joel Lewis. Mr. Lewis is coming from North Andros where he was principal of North Andros High School and Acting District Superintendent for North Andros.Abaco Central High SchoolBy Isobel Sherman Web Page Is Begun Abaco Central High School now has a web site. Designed and developed by Mr. Mohammed Rahim, Head of Social Studies Department, you can access the ACH web site at www.coraltools.com/~achs/ index.html The web site has a home page and a page for each department in the school as well as a calendar of events and a PTA notice page. While many pages are still under construction, pay a visit to the site. Mr. Rahim will School News Please see School Page 13 Representative students, teachers and administrators were appreciative the presentation of 30 computers, two for each government school on Abaco. The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas raised the funding to provide computers to schools throughout the country and made their presentation to Abaco on October 9. ComputersFrom Page 1 the schools on behalf of the corporation. Also present was Mr. Gary Sawyer representing Abaco Petroleum Limited which donated six computer systems. Thanking ZNS for their promotion, Mr. Gary Sawyer said Texaco is all about building their community. Mr. Hezekiah Dean, District Superintendent for Abaco was present and said that every school should be proud and thankful to ZNS. He is sure that the computers would be put to good use. He added that Abaco is fortunate to have corporate citizens like Mr. Sawyer, who believe in the youth of today. This is a very good start and encourages others to do more, he concluded. who also serves as Principal. Mrs. Pinder has held this position since 1980. Classes range from K5-Grade 8. A Harvest Festival is planned for the end of October at the school. Moores Island Public School One hundred forty-two students are currently enrolled at the Moores Island Public School and a staff of eight teachers. Despite a shortage in teachers, the school continues to press on. The Ministry of Education has promised to assist in allocating a few more teachers to the school in the near future. Classes range from Grades 1-9. Every Child Counts Learning Centre The number of students enrolled at Every Child Counts Learning Centre for the new school year is 36, an increase from 24 last year. Two new teachers have joined the schools staff. Vocational Teacher, Mr. Marsden Lawley, will be working with the older kids preparing them for job training. Ms. Melanie Mesada is trained a pre-school handicap teacher.
October 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 13 Appliance Centre AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION Electrical and Appliance Sales & Service We have a complete line of Installation Supplies & Accessories Full Warranty on all Equipment & AppliancesLocated on Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTelephone: (242) 367-3186 e-mail: email@example.comBeat the Heat & Get Cool Full Line of A/C Supplies Freon 22 30lbs$89 Window and Wall Units 5,000 to 25,000 BTUsStarting at $$ $$ $ 249249 249249 249 20 35% OFFALL APPLIANCES groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservice meats vegetablesdairy fruit groceries greatservice meatsvegetablesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairyfriendlyfaces brandnamesvegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicemeats friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoodsfruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfaces brandnames vegetables groceriesgreatservicemeats vegetablesdairy vegetablesfrozenfoodsfruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames fruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicedairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesgroceries vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods greatservicem eats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames fruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicemeatsvegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicedairy friendlyfaces brandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicemeats vegetablesdairy friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceries greatservicemeats veg-We may be small but we carry it all. TREASURE CAY SHOPPING CENTRE,ABACO (242) 365-8350 FAX:(242) 365-8352 OPEN MON-SAT 8AM 6PM AND SUN 9AM-1PM 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 Contact Teri Ekblaw Ph: 561-683-1003 Fax: 561-684-1788 Cell: 561-371-5804 Free Quotes Delivery to PortRESAL INC.2900 TUXEDO AVENUE WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33405-1013Building Materials Metal Roofing Power Tools Lumber Hardi Siding Plumbing Electrical Air Conditionerswelcome comments. He began to think about a web site last school year and over the summer worked on it. On September 28 the web site was launched. Community Service As part of the requirements for graduation from Abaco Central High School, each student must complete 25 hours in community service. Five of those hours can be done at the school. Anyone wishing to have assistance, for instance, elderly persons who need their windows cleaned, can call the high school and ask for help. You will have to complete a form when the student finishes. Special Assembly On October 8 Radio Abaco aired a live assembly from Abaco Central High School. The eleventh grade home room classes of Mr. Duncombe and Mr. Roberts put on a program dedicated to Bahamian heroes. Special guest speaker was Pastor Derek Benjamin of New Vision Ministries.School Situation ExplainedThe president of the PTA of Abaco Central High School would like to explain the circumstances at Abaco Central High School. A previous issue of The Abaconian stated that the students at that school have not had any drinking water fountains since Hurricane Floyd destroyed the fountains. The president explained that he has been in the position of president since 1999 and the topic of water fountains has not been brought up at any PTA meeting. At one time parents were concerned More School News SchoolFrom Page 12 Please see School Page 38 St. Francis de Sales School in Marsh Harbour named their outstanding students for the month of September. They are, back row, left to right, Seon Simon (Grade 9), Theodore Sawyer (Grade 12), Stephen Malone (Grade 8), Billy Dee Robinson (Grade 6), Giovanno Bain (Grade 10) middle row, left to right, Amanda Long (Grade 7), Pamela Smith (Grade 5), James Boyce (Grade 2), Alysia Boyce (Grade 4), Ashlea Archer (Grade 11), front row, left to right, Kelsey Burrows (Grade 1), Monica Albury (Pre-Kindergarten), Dana Malone (Kindergarten) and Devin Winder (Grade 3). A luncheon was held on October 3 at Abaco Beach Resort to commemorate Teacher Appreciation Day. Special speaker for the occasion was Pastor Cedric Beckles from Freeport, Grand Bahama. Mr. Hezekiah Dean, District Superintendent for Abaco will be leaving to return to Grand Bahamas to the post of District Superintendent for Grand Bahama. He introduced the District Superintendent taking his place, Mr. Joel Lewis, who is presently on Andros. Shown above are, left to right, Pastor Beckles, Mr. Dean and Mr. Lewis.
Page 14 The Abaconian October 15th, 2003 Store Hours: 9am to 5pm Ph: (242) 365-5006 365-5002 365-5028 (office) 365-5083 (fax) TT TT T el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 F F F F F ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.guanacayvillas .com Rental CottagesAll units centrally air-conditioned Satellite TV, Radio / CD / Tape player Two bedrooms, queen beds, 1 bath, full kitchen, living room Dining area seats 6, Bahama room with queen futon One bedroom, one bath apartment overlooking the harbour Outside BBQ grill Enjoy your own private gazebo and garden Harbour View HavenLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas 3 Villas, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Fully furnished kitchen 1 bedroom queen, 1 bedroom 2 singles Sitting area queen futon Dining area seats 6 All units fully furnished, Central A/C Satellite TV, Radio/CD/Tape player Outside BBQ with your own private balcony Overlooking the harbour PoolTel: (242) 365-5028/5006/5002 Fax: (242) 365-5083e-mail: email@example.com www. guanacayvillas.comLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, BahamasSea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Majors Air Service Flight Schedule By Portia Jonsson The Road Traffic Department of The Bahamas in conjunction with Texaco Bahamas Limited is celebrating Road Traffic Month during the entire month of October. This years theme is One Life Lost Is One Too Many. Both government and private primary and high school students attended a presentation promoting Road Safety organized by the two groups on October 9 at New Vision Ministries where the students received valuable lifelong lessons in the rules of the road. Delivering the keynote address to the school students was the Hon. Glenys HannaMartin, Minister of Transport and Aviation, who said that road safety is not just a slogan or clich; it is a reality in our country. It is a serious critical phenomenon in The Bahamas. Statistics show that young people are the most likely group to be involved in accidents which cause a high fatality rate. It is her hope that next year Abaco distinguishes itself with a zero figure in fatal car accidents. Police Officer David Lockhart, Crash Reconstruction Specialist, delivered a very sobering message to the students. This was his fourth and happiest trip to Abaco for the year because the first three trips were because of fatal car accidents. The country has recorded 29 car fatalities for the year and of that number, four have occurred on Abaco, three males and one female. Presently, this total doubles that of last years record. Mr. Lockhart stated that all the victims of this years car fatalities were under the age of 35 and as young as three years old. Traffic fatalities are the number one cause of accidental death worldwide and emphasized the importance of obeying the traffic laws and wearing seatbelts. Chauncey Bethel, a 12th grade student from Nassau and National Youth Safety Spokesperson for Texaco, spoke to the students about road safety and peer pressure in teenage drinking and driving. Seventy percent of all teenagers drink alcohol. There is a 20 percent chance that in a family of five, one person would be involved in an alcohol-related car accident. Drunk driving is a deadly violent crime. He advised the students, In the game of life, its best to play it safe. Think twice, live once. Mr. Archie Nairn, Permanent Secretary with the Ministry of Transport, said road safety is everyones business. It is important to understand the rules of the road. He stated that education is important when talking about road safety. He reminded students about finishing their goals and admonished them not to cut their lives short. If you disobey the rules of the road, he said, You will pay the price. Mr. Algernon Cargill, Marketing Manager with Texaco Bahamas Limited recognized students Rebecca Risberg, Ashlea Archer and Clarence Albury for their support and excellent participation in Texacos speech competition. Students enjoyed a Brainminders presentation put on by Ms. Major and members of the Anchor Club of Abaco Central High School. The brainminders program teaches kids how to be safe in and out of school. This program was presented to primary school children last year. The program uses pictures of animals wearing seatbelts, helmets, walking in single file and other road safety rules. The presentation was enjoyed by all present. The Anchor Club will visit churches and schools throughout the month of October educating others about road safety.Road Traffic Month Is ObservedA group from the Road Traffic Department and Texaco Bahamas, Ltd. held two assemblies for school students in Marsh Harbour and in Coopers Town. Their keynote speaker was the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Transportaion and Aviation, who emphasized the serious nature of road safety. Pictured above are, left to right, Mr. Archie Nairn, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, a Texaco representative, Mrs. Hanna-Martin, and Mr. Gary Sawyer of Abaco Petroleum Company. AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the library.
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Page 16 The Abaconian October 15th, 2003 Our Comprehensive Private Car Policy protects your No Claims Discount. Youll enjoy peace of mind, knowing that when you claim up to $10,000, your No-Claims Discount will not be reduced. Our No Fault Benefit protects you if an accident is not your fault. Well provide for a rental car up to $500 and waive your deductible up to $500. It even provides free Personal Accident Benefit up to $5,000. So call one of our agents today.Visit us online at www.jsjohnson.com 2003 ADWORKSNASSAU Collins Ave 242-322-2341 Thompson Blvd 242-325-8776 Marathon Mall 242-393-6286 ABACO 367-2688FREEPOR T 242-352-7119 Green Turtle CayGuy Fawkes Night Celebration By Jennifer Hudson On November 5th the community of Green Turtle Cay will be holding an Old Fashioned Guy Fawkes Night. The fun is scheduled to begin between 5 and 5:30 p.m. and will end at approximately 8:30 or 9 p.m. A ferry will be scheduled to take people back to the mainland at the end of the proceedings for a special round trip fare. It is hoped that many adults and children will attend this interesting and fun-filled event. In recent years the tradition of burning a guy in commemoration of the unsuccessful plot in 1605 to blow up the British Houses of Parliament by Guy Fawkes has become forgotten but in years gone by it was a great celebration with the burning of guys on the bonfire and roasting of potatoes and sausages in the ashes. A major feature will be a guy contest and the committee would like to encourage as many people as possible to make a guy and enter it in the competition. The entry fee will be $10 per guy and several prizes will be awarded. In addition to the guy contest there will also be dancing of the guys, burning of the guys, hay-rides and island music. A story teller will be on hand to tell the story of Guy Fawkes and there will also be Old Time and regular native foods on sale. A special charter ferry will leave the Treasure Cay ferry dock at 6 p.m. for Green Turtle Cay and will return at 9 p.m. Cost will be $10 round trip. If anyone wants to charter at a different time, call 365-4166. Heritage Day Is Planned By Jennifer Hudson Twelve concerned community members on Green Turtle Cay have decided that it is time to rediscover and celebrate their roots. Thus, the Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee has been formed with Mr. Alton Lowe and Mrs. Karen McIntosh as co-chairs and Mrs. Kendi Anderson as co-ordinator. The aim is to promote the islands heritage, history, independence and their Key West, Florida, connection. Key West was declared sister city to Green Turtle Cay in 1977at the first Island Roots Festival and they would like to renew their connections. They would especially like to introduce children to the history which most know very little about. An Island Roots Heritage Festival is planned for May 7-9, 2004. On May 7th the 60-member Key West Chorale will perform at Mr. Alton Lowes Art Gallery in White Sound. May 8th will be a day of celebration in the town centre with plenty of fun and attractions for young and old. Various activities will take place in different locations in the town. A historical video will be shown in the Court House, and ring plays, Maypole plaiting, old time kites, a Junkanoo rush and Bunce man will be featured on the basketball courts. Many booths will be set up and a major attraction will be the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band and Pop Band. On May News of the CaysA town meeting was held on Great Guana Cay on October 2 to discuss the problems facing the community. Many topics were discussed including police issues, traffic, roads, the lack of adequate parking and the deteriorating state of the public dock. Similar meetings will be held in Man-O-War and Hope Town in the near future. 9th the celebrations will come to a close with an Ecumenical Church service. The committee would like to see the Island Roots Heritage Festival become an annual event with people eventually coming from far and wide to participate. In order to raise funds for this endeavour the committee will be holding several fund raising events, the first of which will be an Old Fashioned Guy Fawkes Night on November 5th.Man-O-WarArthur Elden competed once again in two body building competitions in Florida. On September 20 he competed in the N.P.C. Hurricane Bay Body Building Championships in Tampa and placed second in the 60 and over division. A few days later he competed in the N.P.C. Southeastern US Championships, again placing second, losing first place by only one point.Great Guana CayTown Meeting Is Held The Guana Cay schoolhouse came to life on October 2 for a lively town meeting. 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October 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 17 BUY NOW & SAVE BUY NOW & SAVE BUY NOW & SAVE BUY NOW & SAVE BUY NOW & SAVEmeeting was led by Administrator Alexander Williams and Walter Sweeting, Chief Councillor for the Hope Town District. The panel included Abaco Chief of Police, ASP Clarence Russell, Customs Officer Cleveland Dawkins, Environmental Health Officer Bertha McPhee, Port Director Captain Cyril Roker and Agricultural Officer David Knowles. It was pointed out to the residents that security is a new issue for the Bahamas to contend with. We are used to an open society but other people are interested in using our openness and our extensive unpatrolled coastal areas to their advantage in conducting illicit activities. Without giving details ASP Russell said several authorities were aware of incidents happening and passing through Guana Cay that even the residents might not be aware of. Funds, resources and manpower are scarce, and there is not enough money to do all that must be done. Mr. Williams told how rising expectations in most Bahamian settlements are demanding more than government can possible produce. Once questions from the audience were taken, no one on the panel could give the status of the development slated for the north end of Guana Cay. Residents are concerned about the wetlands and creek on government land outside the 700 acres being discussed for development. Mr. Williams promised to inquire about it. It was brought out that repairs to the public dock have been approved but details on the time schedule for these repairs were not known. During the discussion, it was suggested that the shore line beside the dock be bulkheaded for freight boats, allowing a smaller dock for ferry passengers and small boats. Presently, on freight days passengers, school children, trucks and freight all compete for the use of the dock. Dredging beside the bulkhead might be necessary to accommodate a boat at the shore. The fill generated would be used behind the bulkhead. This would allow the road to be widened enough for two golf carts to pass and provide parking and space for freight. The dock was substantially rebuilt about ten years ago. However, the growth of Guana Cay and the increased freight demands are responsible for the docks poor condition. It was suggested the bulkhead might be a better solution than rebuilding the dock as increased growth will mean even more severe demands to the dock. The suggestions were well taken and will be passed on to central government. A request was made for a resident police officer to curtail drug use and movement through town, children driving golf carts, and suppress other undesirable activities. ASP Russell replied that there are persons in Guana Cay who are quite happy with no police. He suggested that the town prepare a formal written request with suggestions on how government could effectively station an officer on Guana Cay. Cherokee recently went through this exercise, finding a suitable residence and building for a police station. Government is studying the proposal and may station an officer there. Mr. Russell is interested in establishing a police presence on Guana Cay as undesirable persons are either passing through or becoming comfortable there. Converting the traffic pattern in town to a one-way pattern was discussed. Widening the waterfront road by several feet would allow two golf carts to pass and could be easily accomplished along most of the roadway. This was felt to be a better long term traffic solution than imposing a one-way design. A restriction at the liquor store could be overcome by moving the front door of the store to the side and using the space gained for a wider road. The owner would be compensated by allowing expansion on the harbour side. Administrator Williams asked the Guana residents to study the various traffic options carefully. He spoke of the Hope Town experience where traffic bumps were unanimously wanted and installed. Once in place, the opposition to the bumps was quite vocal. Apparently, those wanting the bumps attended the meeting while those opposed stayed home. He did not want to repeat that exercise. The widened road and expanded parking on the west side of the public dock recently completed was praised. A similar expansion on the other side and would be desirable. This could be tied in with the proposed freight dock bulkhead and extend the wall along the shore as funds permit. This would give more parking at the dock which the town needs badly. Mr. Knowles of Agriculture was questioned about pigeon hunters shooting close to town. He said it is illegal to shoot from a boat and the law is vague about other aspects of hunting. He said it is illegal to discharge firearms to the annoyance or endangerment of residents. Questions about reopening the clinic were not answered. It was known that a clinic for Guana Cay is on governments mind, although nothing specific could be said. The meeting concluded with Chairman Sweeting being puzzled that the garbage problem was not mentioned once and Ms. McPhee was not called to task. A voice in the back of the room said it was agreed to leave the garbage off the schedule so other topics could surface. Ms. McPhee did comment that garbage was accumulating in the swamp at the foot of Nippers and those responsible would be hearing from her. The hour and a half meeting concluded with the announcement that a similar event would take place in Man-O-War in two weeks and one in Hope Town a week later. 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With Roll-a-way shutters, the days of having to manually board up your home can be a thing of the past! Accordian shutters in front of sliding glass doors. Bahama shutters are available in an array of colors.By Jennifer Hudson On September 19th seven artists from Abaco staged a very successful exhibition in the Art Gallery of the Central Bank of The Bahamas in Nassau under the theme The Fantasy and Reality of Abaco Showing were Lori Higgs-Thompson, Vince McWeeney, Colette Rolle, Beth Sweeting, Marjolein Scott, Harriet Thompson and Jeep Byers. Altogether there were 81 pieces of art on display, the majority of which were in the form of paintings employing various mediums but in addition Harriet Thompson displayed her unique pine-needle baskets while Vince McWeeney added a humorous touch with some bold ceramic pieces. The exhibition, which was extremely colourful and reflective of the islands, was opened by the Hon. Neville Wisdom, Minister of Youth and Culture, who said how very impressed he was with the talents of the Abaco artists. He stated that they can hold their own with artists anywhere in the world. A large crowd gathered for the opening night of the exhibition which ran for three weeks, and the artists were touched that so many Abaconians made the trip into Nassau to show their support. The works of art were very much admired and all the artists were happy with the sales they made. The comment was made by an employee who is present at almost all the Central Bank art show openings that he had never before seen so many red dots (denoting sold) on pieces of work on an opening night. The invited guests perused the works to a soothing background of light classical music provided by violinist Jennifer Hudson. Well known artist Mr. Antonius Roberts, Curator of the Central Bank Art Gallery, expressed how happy he was to have hosted the exhibition. All works for display must first be approved by him and he said that he Six Abaco artists were selected for a special art exhibition at the Art Gallery of the Central Bank of The Bahamas. Their show was very successful and made a great impression on the viewers. They are shown above, front row left to right, Beth Sweeting, Lori Higgs-Thompson, Harriet Thompson, Colette Rolle, Jeep Byers and in the back row Vince McWeeney and Marjolein Scott. Locals Artists Impress Nassauwas very impressed by the body of work which was not only bright and cheerful and very Caribbean but was one of the finest exhibitions of the year. The artists would like to express their appreciation to Mr. Roberts for his assistance in staging the exhibition, to his assistant, Ms. Nicole Stacey Humes, for hanging all the pictures and to the Mr. Wisdom for opening the exhibition. They would like to thank Bristol Cellars and Montagu Gardens for their contributions of wine and food. By Jennifer Hudson Electricity consumers on Abaco along with the rest of the Bahamas can rejoice in the news that on October 1st, for the first time in history, the cost of electricity was reduced. According to Mr. Bradley Roberts, Minister responsible for Bahamas Electricity Corporation, a residential consumer using up to 800 kwh monthly will see a decrease of 17 percent in their monthly bills. The corporation has made the decision to affect the largest percent of reduction for the customer at the lowest end of the income scale. Residential customers who consume up to 1200 kwh per month will realize a 12 percent reduction. The reduction rates will be slightly lower for commercial customers. On average, a small commercial customer consuming 1,200 units per month with the new tariff rate change and fuel surcharge adjustment will realise an 11 per cent reduction in monthly electricity bills. Large commercial customers will benefit from a five per cent reduction in the tariff rate, a two per cent reduction in the fuel surcharge adjustments and a five per cent reduction in the maximum demand charge. Improvements in fuel operating efficiencies and increased income and savings on new contracts have made it possible for the corporation to pass on some of the benefits to their consumers. It was also announced that BEC will pay a three-percent interest rate on consumers security deposits. The corporation encourages all consumers to conserve energy wherever possible to further reduce the cost of their electricity bills by following major energy conservation tips. Time switches should be installed on water heaters. Lights should be switched off when leaving a room. Air conditioner thermostats should be set at the highest comfortable temperature setting. Energy efficient light bulbs should be used in place of regular incandescent bulbs. 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October 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 21 Margot LeeEstate Agent Joined H.G. Christie, in 1998. Based in Man-O-War Cay Kathleen Albury, BRIEstate Agent Appraiser Joined H.G. Christie, in 2003 after five years of Real Estate experience. Based in Elbow CayTel/Fax: (242) 366-0032 cell: (242 ) 477-5350 e.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: email@example.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. 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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: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 Cell: (242) 477-5056 e.mail: email@example.com Telephone: (242) 367 5454Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamase.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org/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: email@example.com 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"
Page 22 The Abaconian October 15th, 2003 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgFreeport Skiffs13 15 17 Now AvailableCall for information 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: email@example.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP 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 firstname.lastname@example.org By Portia Jonsson The Abaco Junkanoo Committee, under the direction of Administrator Alexander Williams, staged a Junkanoo Rush-out at the Goombay Park on October 11th. This event was held by the committee to raise funds for the upcoming Junior and Senior Junkanoo parade scheduled for December 13th at Dove Plaza. This parade will the first one ever held on Abaco. Mr. Churton Toote, committee member, said he hopes to get all the schools involved in this event. To date 17 schools from Crown Haven in the north to Sandy Point in the south will be competing in the Junior Junkanoo parade. In order to make this a success, the government has stepped in, assisting the committee in supplying seed money and materials needed to make the costumes such as crepe paper, contact cement, white paint and glue. Recently, Mr. Toote, Colin Curry and Floyd Johnson attended a Junkanoo Conclave in Nassau and have held seminars in North and Central Abaco to teach persons how to make Junkanoo costumes. As a result of these seminars Mr. Toote found out that many people on Abaco are not able to do this. He hopes to keep the tradition of Junkanoo alive by teaching all those interested. Presently, all the schools involved in the upcoming parade are hard at work pasting costumes and practicing dance routines to the rhythm of goat-skinned drums and cowbells. During the Junior Junkanoo parade prizes and awards will be given for best music, best costume and overall winner. Each participating school will receive a certificate. There is no limit on the group size and the competition is open to both government and private schools.Junkanoo Holds Rush-OutA Junkanoo parade is scheduled for December 13 for a Junior and Senior Junkanoo competition. A fund raising event was held on October 11 at Marsh Harbour Goombay Park to raise money for needed supplies. Shown above is one group of young musicians and dancers practicing. Doctor Relocates to Marsh HarbourBy Portia Jonsson Even though Dr. James Hull is no stranger to Abaco, this is his first time practicing medicine in Marsh Harbour. Dr. Hull has opened his own private practice, Marsh Harbour Medical Centre, in Memorial Plaza on September 15th. Before this, he worked at Corbett Medical Center in Treasure Cay for three and a half years. Specializing in general medicine, Marsh Harbour Medical Centre is a full service facility with all the latest medical equipment and machines. The office is also set up for emergencies. Born to a Canadian father and Bahamian mother, Dr. Hull grew up in Canada and did his undergraduate studies at McMasters University in Canada. After graduating from medical school in 1998, he worked at Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau until 2000. After visits to Abaco he fell in love with the island and looked into doing business here. In 2000 he moved to Abaco. Dr. Hull shares emergency calls with Dr. Boyce and Dr. Binard and says he gets along very well with them. They share a good working relationship. Because of this, health care has increased in Marsh Harbour and everyone benefits. Marsh Harbour Medical Centre is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 5 p.m. Appointments are People in the NewsDr. James Hull Central Abaco Town Planning 6 Oct 03 Ten applications with an estimated construction value of $1.3 million had been publicly posted and were on the agenda. Six were for duplexes, three were for single family residences and one was for a store and cabana. All were approved A residence in the Royal Harbour Village had been deferred at the last meeting over setback questions. A letter from the subdivisions architectural review committee clarified the issue and the permit was granted. recommended but walk-ins are welcomed. Phone numbers are 367-0049 and 367-0050. Dr. Hull is married to Kristi Hull and the couple are expecting their first child on January 1st. Dr. Hull is also the proud father of three sons, James, Jeffrey and Jacob.Local Government A four unit commercial building on Front Street was approved after being deferred at the last meeting as the applicant made changes to the setback, changed the septic tank location and increased the parking. A restaurant on Crockett Drive will be checked for parking and setback issues. Drive SafelyWatch for School Children
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Page 24 The Abaconian October 15th, 2003 awyers MarketS Sawyers Building off Don MacKay Blvd. (242) 367-2044/5 Fax:(242) 367-2059 Open MondaySaturday from 8 a.m. p.m Sunday from 8 a.m. p.m.Where youll find what you need!We have all you need under one roof. Fresh fruits & vegetables Groceries & supplies Custom cuts from the Butcher Family packs of meat This is our10th annual listing of students furthering their education aboard. The list has grown remarkably. In this issue alone we are listing 88 students. And many more will be highlighted in our next issue. They are studying in Nassau, the United States, Canada and other countries, broadening their horizons while they are expanding their knowledge. We are really proud of each one of these students and their families for realizing the importance of education. Some have partial scholarships while only a very few have a full scholarship. For most families their education represents sacrifices by the entire family to come up with the necessary funding. Loans which must be paid back are necessary in many cases. However, the families realize that in our world today an education is very important. Besides acquiring academic knowledge, the exposure and experiences they are experiencing cannot be duplicated in a home environment. It is obvious that these families want their children to have a better life. T.J. Adderley will graduate in May 2004 from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. He is studying accounting. He is on a full basketball scholarship. T.J. is the son of Thomas and Monica Adderley of Spring City and is a graduate of Lawton Christian High School in Oklahoma where he was on a basketball scholarship. Clarence Albury is in his first year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. He is majoring in economics and finance. Clarence Albury is the grandson of Thelma Edgecombe of Coopers Town and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. His is receiving a private scholarship. Clara Alcime is in her last year of college at Barry University in Miami, Florida. She is studying business management and marketing and has scholarships form the university and from a sponsor. She has a GPA of 3.94. Clara is the daughter of Jane of Hope Town and the late Charlie Alcime. She was valedictorian at Abaco Central High School when she graduated in 2000. Ivan Alcime is in his last year at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He is studying physical therapy and is on a scholarship there. He is the son of the late Charlie Alcime of Hope Town. Benita Altidor is in her second year at Dade Community College in Miami, Florida where she is studying nursing. Benita is the daughter of Mercilia McPhee of Marsh harbour and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Renee Archer is continuing her studies toward a doctorate in psychology which she will complete in July 2004. She is attending the Professional School of Psychology in Los Angeles, California Renee is the daughter of the late Capt. Garnet Archer and Mrs. Vyrona Archer of Marsh Harbour. Louise Ashail is in her second year at Brevard Community College in Florida. She is studying to be a medical assistant. Louise is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Sawyer of Hope Town. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and was awarded a scholarship from the Abaco Pathfinders Foundation. Seranno Baillou has begun a course learning welding at Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute in Nassau. Seranno is the son of James and Gwendolyn Baillou of Back Wood and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School Carol Basden is in her second year at the College of The Bahamas and is studying computer science. Carol is the daughter of Keith and Debra Basden of Dundas Town. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Christina Basden is in her third year at College of The Bahamas studying biochemistry. She has already earned her associates degree. Christina is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Basden of Marsh Harbour. She graduated from Abaco Central High school where she was on the honor roll. Cinquetta Basden is in her first year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. She is majoring in accounting. Cinquetta is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Basden of Dundas Town. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Jamie Benjamin is in her second year at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, and is majoring in elementary education. Jamie is the daughter of Derek and Terry Benjamin of Marsh Harbour. She is a gradu-These Students Are Studying Abroad StudentsFrom Page 25 Marsh HarbourChristmasMonday, December 22 at 7 p.m. Chaptains Meeting at the Jib Room, Dec 20 6 p.m. Donations may be taken to This event relies solely on community donations. We thank you in advance for your generous donation towards the A Unisex SalonOfra Cosmetics Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza 367-3623
October 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 25 Abaco Hardwareff ff f or Contror Contr or Contror Contr or Contr actoractor actoractor actor s & Homeo s & Homeo s & Homeo s & Homeo s & Homeo wnerwner wnerwner wner ss ss sMon Fri 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. 7 a.m. to 12 NoonTel: 242-367-2170 LumberElectrical SuppliesBuilding SuppliesToolsHardwareFencingPaintsMarine ProductsAppliances PlumbingFixtures Cabinets Grills Paint Plumbing & Fixtures Fans & Lights Tools Lumber & Plywood Windows & Shutters Lawn Furniture 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 Explore the Golden ReefGolden Reef Golden ReefGolden Reef Golden Reef and find a delightful array of resort-wear fashions, Abaco Gold jewellery and other fine gold jewelery to dazzle you, art prints, and many other souvenirs and gifts to take back home to remind you of your visit with us. Located in the heart of New Plymouth Green Turtle Cay on Parliament Street Tel: (242) 365-4511 ate of Forest Heights Academy. She received a scholarship from Florida Southern College and a private scholarship. Bianca Bethel is in her second year at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, where she is majoring in physical therapy. Her grades are exemplary and she is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. Bianca was salutatorian on her class when she graduated from Forest Heights Academy. She is the daughter of Will and Kim Bethel of Marsh Harbour. She is the recipient of scholarships from Bahamas Supermarkets, Abaco Pathfinders and Lyford Cay. She is a member of Beyond, a leadership team ministry. Roger Bethell is completing his second year at Palm Beach Community College in West Palm Beach, Florida. He made straight As his first semester Roger graduated from Forest Heights Academy and is the son of David and Kathy Bethell of Green Turtle Cay. He works at the Echo Restaurant in the Breakers Hotel. He enjoys playing his guitar. Angelo Bowe is in his third year at the Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute where he is studying air conditioning and refrigeration. Angelo is the son of Yvonne Sanders and George Bowe of Wood Cay. He is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School Keora Brown is in her third year at Louisiana State University. She is majoring in business along with pre-law. Keora is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Augustine Williams of Dundas Town. She was Valedictorian of the Class of 2001 at Abaco Central High School where she maintained a 3.9 GPA. She received the Prime Time Foundation full scholarship as well as an Abaco Pathfinder scholarship. Addison Durrell Burrows is in his second year at Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida, where he is majoring in music. Addison is the son of Hudson and Claudine Burrows of Dundas Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School where he was the Deputy Head Boy. He received a partial music scholarship from the college. Patrelle Carey is in her second year at Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida. She is majoring in music and received a partial scholarship in music from the school. Patrelle is the daughter of Gwendolyn and Leroy Carey of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Sherelle Carey is in her second year of college and is now attending Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida. She is majoring in forensic science. She is on a tennis scholarship offered by the school. Sherelle is the daughter of Gwendolyn and Leroy Carey of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Valentino Carey is in his first year at the College of The Bahamas where he is studying electronic engineering technology. Valentino is the son of Rex and Velty Carey of Fox Town. He is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School where he was a prefect and took 7 BGCSE exams. Ashley Marie Cash is in her third year at Valdosta State University majoring in early childhood education. Ashley is the daughter of Wade and Martha Cash of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She is a member of the school choir. Tabitha Cash is a third year student at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, where she is on the Deans list. She is studying business administration. Tabitha graduated from Forest Heights Academy and is the daughter of Maureen Koep of Marsh Harbour and Clark Cash of Casuarina Point. She received a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders. Jeta Charles is in her fourth year at the Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida. She is studying accounting. Jeta is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fountaine Joseph of Hope Town and graduated from Abaco Central High School. Dionne Coleby is in her second year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. She is majoring in elementary education. Dionne is the daughter of Ms. Joyce Coleby of Marsh Harbour. She graduated from Forest Heights Academy. Greer Coleby is in her fourth year at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. She is majoring in history. Greer is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy and is the daughter of Ms. Joyce Coleby, manager of Royal Bank in Marsh Harbour. Elizabeth Collie is in her second year at the University of Montemorales in Mexico. She is studying Spanish and taking a premed course. Elizabeth is the daughter of Isaac and Jacqueline Collie of Long Bay, Crossing Rocks. She graduated from Long Bay School where she was on the honor roll. Lawrence Collie is in his fourth year and is studying at the Canadian University in Alberta, Canada. He expects to graduate in April 2003. He is doing very well in his biPlease see Students Page 24Youth Are Contiuing Their Education Please see Students Page 26
Page 26 The Abaconian October 15th, 2003 STANDARD HARDWAREMarsh Harbour 242-367-2660, 2881, 2820 Fax 242-367-2645 Contractors Ask about our special price scheduleA full stock of electrical hardware for contractors and homeowners From inside to outside From roof to floor There's plenty more Inside our store Special homeowner pricing on major projectsRepresenting the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: email@example.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAILology courses. He received his high school training in England. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Collie of Long Bay. Devito Cooper is attending New England Tech in West Palm Beach, Florida, in their air conditioning program. It is a two-year course. Devito is the son of Curtis and Audry Cooper of Treasure Cay and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Tavia Cornish is in her second year at the College of The Bahamas studying primary education. Tavia is the daughter of Maggie Cornish of Dundas Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She was top student in the BGCSE exam in Office Procedures in 2001. Darvin Curry is in his last year of college at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. He is studying business and finance. Darvin is the son of Terry Curry of Marsh Harbour. He is a member of the YMCA basketball team. Jonell Curry is in her second year at New England Tech in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is studying computer networking technology and is on the honor roll. Jonell is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School and is the daughter of Birdie McIntosh and Jonathan Curry of Mount Hope. She was awarded a scholarship from Lyford Cay Foundation. Johan Dam continues his college studies at the Warner Southern College in Brandon, Florida, majoring in finance and banking. He works full time while studying at night school. He expects to graduate in December 2003. Johan is son of Mr. and Mrs. Johan Dam of Marsh Harbour and is married to Joni Albury of Marsh Harbour. Rory Duggan is in his third year at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. He is majoring in industrial design and is maintaining a 2.8 GPA.. Rory is the son of Mr. and Mr. Tim Duggan of Marsh Harbour. He graduated from Vanguard School in Lake Wales, Florida. He is receiving a partial scholarship from Pathfinders. Devaughan Edgecombe is in his second year at Palm Beach Atlantic College in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he is majoring in accounting. Devaughan is the son of Sara Dawkins of Murphy Town. He graduated from Abaco Central High School. Valencia Edgecombe is in her third year at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is majoring in elementary education. She is on the Deans List with a GPA of 3.05 for two semesters. She works on the school magazine and entered a college literature competition. Valencia is the daughter of Leonard and Ruth Edgecombe of Dundas Town. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Morgan Engle is in his second year at Remington College in Tampa, Florida. He is enrolled in a twoyear program studying computer networking and is now a Microsoft Certified System Engineer. Morgan is the son of Jane and Ron Engle of Hope Town and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Dumasse Etienne is in his fourth year at the University of Havana in Cuba. He is in a four year course in agronomy with emphasis on livestock and soil analysis. Dumasse is the son of Lennie and Jerutha Etienne of Dundas Town. He graduated from Abaco Central High School. Nicole Evans is in her first year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. Nicole is the daughter of Andrew and Linda Evans of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Jessica Hall is in her third year at the University of California in Santa Cruz, California. She is studying psychology.More Students Are Studying Away StudentsFrom Page 25 Please see Students Page 27
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Page 28 The Abaconian October 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 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 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 367-2250Jamal McIntosh is in his second year at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. He is studying music education. Jamal graduated from Wesley College as valedictorian in 2002. He is the son of Roosevelt Rusty and Belinda McIntosh of Dundas Town. Jillian McIntosh is in her fourth year of college at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She is studying business administration and management. Jillian is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luke and Karen McIntosh of Green Turtle Cay. Ronnette McIntosh is in her second year at Success Training College in Nassau. She is studying early childhood education and is presently doing her student teaching while going to classes at night. She will graduate in June. Ronnette is the daughter of Enid and Rev. John McIntosh of Wood Cay and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School where she was on the honor roll. Shavonne McKenzie is in her fourth and last year at the Bahamas Baptist College in Nassau, studying accounting. Shavonne is the daughter of Debbie and Bradley McKenzie of Wood Cay. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Cutelle Mikula is in her second year at Campbell University in Beuires Creek, North Carolina. She is majoring in accounting. Cutelle is the daughter of Gloria Mikula and the late Mike Mikula of Treasure Cay. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy where she maintained a GPA of 3.4. Teneil Mills is attending the University of the West Indies at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. She is in her fourth year toward a bachelors degree. She is studying law and criminal justice and plans to eventually earn a law degree. She received her Associate degree from the Bahamas Baptist College. She has enjoyed playing second base on the Kiwi Shoe Polishers softball team. Teneil is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silbert Mills of Dundas Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Veronica Nairn is begun her college work at Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida. She is studying phychology. She received a scholarship from Bahamas Supermarkets. Veronica is the daughter of Meronica Nairn of Marsh Harbour. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Bernadette Jean Noel is in her second year at the Clarke State College in Springfield, Ohio. She is studying psychology. She is working as a certified nurse assistant while going to school. Bernadette is from Hope Town. She received an Abaco Pathfinders scholarship. Ava Parker is in her second year at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau where she is studying business administration. Ava is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Burnell and Parker of Fox Town and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Olivia Patterson is in her third year of studies at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. She is majoring in marine biology and environmental studies. She received extra credit for a school trip she made this past summer to Australia where she dived on the Great Barrier Reef. She is active in extracurricular activities of dance, archery and drama. Olivia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Patterson of Hope Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She was awarded a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders and one from the Bahamas Billfish Championship Scholarship fund which is specifically for students studying marine biology. The BBC scholarship is managed through the Lyford Cay Foundation. Kristen Pearce is in her second year and has transferred to Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. She is majoring in business management. Kristen is the daughter of Theodore and Rhonda Pearce of Marsh Harbour. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Terrinque Pennerman is in her second year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. She is in a four-year program majoring in economics and finance. Terrnique is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and is the daughter of the late Margaret Meares of Murphy Town. Brock Pinder is in his second year at Palm Beach Community College in Lake Worth, Florida. He is majoring in primary education. Brock is the son of Buddy Pinder of Marsh Harbour and Danette Pinder. He is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. He is a recipient of an Abaco Pathfinders scholarship. StudentsFrom Page 27 Please see Students Page 29 These Are Getting a Higher Education
October 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 29Sandra Pinder is in her second year at Florida Memorial College in Miami where she is studying accounting. Sandra is the daughter of Lionel Pinder of Eleuthra and Fernander Pinder of Hope Town. She is a graduate of Long Bay School. She was awarded an Abaco Pathfinders scholarship. Theresa Pinder is in her second year at Louisiana State University in Baton Rogue, Louisiana, where she is studying journalism. Theresa is the daughter of Simeon Pinder and Theresa Pinder. She was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Forest Height Academy. Waseela Rahim is in her third year at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario. She is majoring in computer graphic design and is doing great in her studies.. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mohammad Rahim of Marsh Harbour. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and was awarded a Pathfinder scholarship. A.J. Reckley is in his second year at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is studying music and minoring in business administration. A.J. is the son of Gilbert and Donna Reckley of Marsh Harbour. He is a graduate of Wesley College. Anwar Cornelius Reckley is in his fourth year of college studies at Pensacola Christian College. He is majoring in business and computer science. Anwar is the son of Bradley and Lovely Reckley of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of Long Bay School. Nicholas Roberts is in his third year at the Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, where he is studying photo journalism. Nicholas graduated from Forest Heights Academy and is the son of Scott and Susan Roberts of Green Turtle Cay. Students From Page 28 Please see Students Page 30 Tiffany Roberts is in her fourth year at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, where she is studying a pre-med course. She was awarded a scholarship from the Lyford Cay Foundation in Nassau. She is on the honor roll. Tiffany is the daughter of Bert and Martha Roberts of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She is working part time at a bio-chemical research lab and is active in the Caribbean group and UNICEF. Charlyn Russell is in her second year of graduate school working toward a Masters degree in psychiatric nursing at the Dalhousie University School of Nursing in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she is maintaining a 4.0 GPA. It is a four year course. She received her Students Seek Expanded Knowledge 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 / Snorkle CenterThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: email@example.com 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 Marina Tide Pelican Harbour November 2003
Page 30 The Abaconian October 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 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 bachelors degree in psychology and graduated magna cum laude. Charlyn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Russell of Treasure Cay and was a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Dianna Russell is in her fourth year at the College of The Bahamas studying Spanish and communications. Dianna is the daughter of George Russell of Coopers Town and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Marsha Sands is in her second year at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is majoring in secondary education in biology. Marsha is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darvin Sands of Man-O-War. She is a graduate of Forest Heights. She was on the Principals list. She is receiving a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders and from the Lorraine Sands-Lee Scholarship Foundation. Amanda Sawyer is in her second year at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta, Georgia. She is in a two-year program studying computer information systems and music. Amanda is the daughter of Elmore Capt. Forty and Florence Sawyer of Treasure Cay. Mario Sawyer is in his first year at the Atlantic Vocational Technical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he is learning drafting. Mario is the son of Erma Sawyer of Dundas Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School where is had a 3.0 GPA. Megan Sawyer is attending the Academy of Healing Arts in Lake Worth, Florida, where she is studying massage therapy. She is the top student in her class. Megan is the daughter of Keith and Dale Sawyer of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Michelle Sawyer has transferred to the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. She is pursuing a degree in speech therapy. Michelle is the daughter of Brian and Caroline Sawyer of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Erica Latoya Seymour is in her second year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. She is studying secondary education. Erica is the daughter of Ms. Val Cornish of Dundas Town. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Tecuma Sherman is in her third year at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is majoring in secondary education, specifically English language. Tecuma is the daughter of Mrs. Isobel Sherman of Murphy Town and Mr. Eugene Sherman of Dundas Town. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She was awarded a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders. She received a Sailfish award and a Provosts scholarship from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Shakera Simms is in her first year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. She is studying primary education. Shakera is the daughter of Jackie and Theresa Simms of Coopers Town and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Brock Stratton is in his second year of college at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. Brock is the son of Andy and Clara Stratton of Marsh Harbour. He graduated from Forest Heights Academy. Students From Page 29 Dane Stratton is in his second year of college at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama. Dane is the son of Andy and Clara Stratton of Marsh Harbour. He completed high school at Forest Heights Academy. Michelle Thurston is attending the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. She is majoring in communication engineering. Michelle is the daughter of Errol Thurston of Dundas Town. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Shemika White is in her second year at Florida Memorial College in West Palm Beach, Florida, where she is taking a pre-law course.. She is the daughter of Stanley White of Sandy Point and a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She is a recipient of an Abaco Pathfinders scholarship. Andrew Whilhoyte is part of the Class Afloat program which is sailing in the Pacific Ocean for a year aboard the M/ S Concordia He left Vancouver in August and is now sailing in the South Pacific. He enjoying his experience and learning much about sailing a Tall Ship as well as the various cultures that the students are exposed to as they stop in various island chains. Andrew is the son of Clay and Lisa Wilhoyte of Hope Town and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. He was awarded a scholarship for the first semester of the program. Jason Wiltfang is in his second year and is now attending the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. He is studying journalism and photography. Jason is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wiltfang of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Schools Abroad Beckon Our Students Drive SafelyWatch for School Children
October 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........... ...............$$.............. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm).. 367-2615 Mangoes ........................$$$.............. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Page 32 The Abaconian October 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 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 A small group of persons holding the Bahamas Farmers Association together met on September 30 in the Marco building to assess future plans. They concluded that their July agricultural presentation in the Anglican Parish Hall was successful and worth repeating perhaps in early December. Some thought was given by the association to resurrecting the Christmas Bazaar held in early December. Those present wondered if other civic oriented groups would participate to make the event more interesting. They noted that a bazaar can feature agricultural aspects as well as other attractions to boost attendance. Past bazaars featured agriculture products, school booths, local arts and crafts, food stalls, a fashion show, a dog show and other attractions. Civic groups or persons interested in bringing the Christmas Bazaar back to life may contact John Hedden evenings at 359-6954.Farmers Discuss Problems The Abaconianfloat and raised his hand as the swimmers had been instructed to do if they needed assistance. He was suffering cramps but was able to swim for his team later in the race. The Hope Town BASRA boat was also very involved in safety for the meet. Andy Knowles, the Bahamas Olympic Swim Coach, who was the visionary for this swim-a-thon, said, I was extremely excited at the excellent turnout of swimmers and thanked God for the perfect weather for the event. Andy swam in a team consisting of his son Jeremy, who traveled home from Auburn College in Alabama for the event, and his uncle, Percy, who, at the age of 74, was the oldest swimmer in the race. The oldest swimmer from Hope Town was 51-year-old Ron Engle while the youngest were ten-year-old Kayla Malone from Hope Town and eightyear-old Shaunte Moss from Nassau. An award ceremony and trophy presentations took place at the Hope Town pool in the afternoon. As expected, Jeremy Knowles came in first in the open individual category with a time of 121.20 minutes. Jeremy is no newcomer to marathon swimming having been coached by his father since early childhood. His longest swim was a few years ago when he swam from Exuma to Nassau, a distance of over thirty miles which he did as a personal challenge. It took him fifteen hours in which he had to contend with strong currents and jelly fish stings. He described the swim as a long, boring day! Coming in first in the Over 30 category was experienced triathlete, Dale Hill from Marsh Harbour. Ronnie Thompson from Marsh Harbour, one of the original Hope Town swim club members, came in first in the 15-29 category. In team results Abaco teams came in 4th, 5th and 7th in the Open category. Three teams of Over 30 were all Abaco persons. Tito Baldwins team came in first, Char Boyces team came in second and Carrie Cashs team came in third. In the Under 14 category the Abaco team came in 6th place. The meet was thoroughly enjoyed by all and it was a great time of fellowship for the swimmers as well as a very welcome financial boost for the pool. It was the consensus amongst the participants that they would like to make this swim-a-thon an annual event. According to Abaco Swim Club coach, Carrie Cash, the Bahamas Swim Federation has sanctioned the Marsh Harbour Hope Town Swim and it can now be used for qualifying times in international meets. It is now the longest swimming marathon in the Bahamas. SwimmingFrom Page 2Remember to Subscribe to
October 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 33 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: email@example.com 11:30 a.m., Thursday, October 23 Anglers at Abaco Beach ResortWhat is social health insurance? Do we need it? How is it financed? Who is eligible? How will it affect businesses? Is it another form of taxation? Hear responses to these and other questions.Call 367-5822 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org by October 20 for reservationsThe AbacoChamber of CommerceInvites you to hearDr. Perry Gomez, ChairmanBlue Ribbon Commission Topic:National Health Insurance Plan Andrew Wilhoyte is sailing aboard a Tall Ship, the M/S Concordia which is circling the Pacific Ocean during the year he is aboard. The Class Afloat program combines schooling with sailing and travel which is designed to expose the students to a variety of experiences. They left Vancouver in August, have visited various island groups including Hawaii and Samoa. He is enjoying the experiences both ashore and at sea. He was initiated along with most of the others aboard when they crossed the Equator although is was not the normal overboard experience. Ashore they explore, see fish and bird life, visit museums, even toured the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbour. The college level classes are a challange. He is shown here out on the bow sprit.Tall Ship Combines School & TravelA Murphy Town resident attending the All Abaco Regatta after midnight on September 28 attempted to run over a police officer with a motor vehicle. He was subdued, arrested and later appeared in court and given bail for a court appearance in October. A fire destroyed a ten-room house in Coopers Town on September 29. The Treasure Cay warehouse was discovered broken into September 28. The Texaco office was broken into between September 26 and 29. A resident of Government Subdivision in Marsh Harbour reported a 17-foot boat and 100 h.p. engine was stolen on September 30 and gave police the name of the person believed to be responsible. A $400 tire was stolen from the generator room at the Marsh Harbour airport on or prior to September 30. An airport employee was suspected and subsequently charged. He was given $1500 bail for a court appearance on October 6. A seven-year-old boy in Murphy Town was bitten on the leg by a pit-bull dog on October 1 while playing in his yard. A schoolboy was struck by an automobile on Forest Drive while walking home from school. A Pelican Shore resident reported that sometime between early May and late September someone stole diesel gasoline worth $1200 from her generators fuel tank. A Dundas Town woman reported that her three-year-old son was slapped and knocked to the ground on October 4 while in Marsh Harbour.Police Crime Report By Nancy Burnett Abaco will be organizing its first Coastal Cleanup campaign on Saturday, November 1. Volunteers are being asked to spend some time that day in helping with a coastal clean up program which is part of a worldwide plan to keep our shores clean. On Abaco the effort is being organized Friends of the Environment in conjunction with The Bahamas National Trust. The International Coastal Cleanup is now in its 17th year. It is the worlds largest oneday volunteer event aimed at stemming pollution of the marine environment. Last year more than 390,000 people in 100 countries took part. The Coastal Cleanup was held in Nassau last month and was a huge success that brought hundreds of student and adult volunteers from youth groups, churches, environmental organizations, the Ministry of Tourism and concerned citizens together to pick up debris. This is the first year that Abaco will take part. The organizers are asking all local schools, volunteer groups, churches and citizens to participate. Please contact Nancy Burnett at 366-2721 or Anita Knowles at 3675822 or email@example.com if you wish to take part.Volunteers Are Needed for Coastal CleanUp Many Thanks to all who came to the Abaco Rage Barbeque at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge in early September. A special thanks to those who contributed helping make the barbeque a tremendous success!A.I.D. Abacays Carib Freight Abaco Stereo Abaco Inn Abaco Insurance Agency Abaco Markets Arawak Agency Chelseas Choice Water Hope Town Hideaways Harbours Edge Harbour View Grocery H. G. Christie F & V Sales Fun Foods Fish House Gottlieb, Frederik F. & Co. Iggy Biggy Imports Unlimited J & J Electric Lighthouse Marina National Marine Mangoes Restaurant Man-O-War Marina L.V.A. Convenience Store Richs Boat Rentals Sea Horse Marine Computer Creations Vernons Grocery Kathy Thompson Club Soleil Sawyers Soft Drinks Hope Town Harbour Lodge Bristol Cellars Burns HouseThe Abaco Rage CrewThank You! 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
Page 34 The Abaconian October 15th, 2003 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgMember 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 Pop shops rather than in larger ventures. However, he said that it is time to re-evaluate Bahamians as players and government must put money behind them and educate them. BAIC is there to give assistance to Bahamians at the highest level and will refer clients to banks to have their investments funded. The opening of satellite offices in the islands will be a great help in their development, and the presence of a BAIC Office on Abaco will enable the Abaco economy to grow even more. Large countries, like the United States and China, have grown through the presence of small companies. Bahamians who would like to be players in the Bahamian economy or need funding should talk to the BAIC. Mr. Stubbs closed by stating that with the opening of the new office in Abaco, the services of BAIC are being taken to the people and this comes at a time of much growth in Abaco. Other platform speakers bringing brief remarks were Mr. Eijnar Cornish, Manager of the new BAIC Abaco Office; Mr. Don Major, Deputy General Manager, Nassau Office; Mr. Wendel Jones, Media Publications; Mr. Troi Ferguson, General Manager, BAIC. Mr. Cornish was encouraged that even before the opening of the new office, there were 22 potential entrepreneurs who had approached him with projects. These included two people interested in opening heavy equipment operations, someone wanting to dredge sand and another wanting to open a block plant. Police officials on Grand Bahama on October 10 formally charged four juveniles with manslaughter in connection with the disappearance of 12-year-old Jake Grant on May 9. Grant is the first of five boys who disappeared over the past six months. The four boys, ranging in age from 11 to 13, were arraigned in the Juvenile Court. They will return to court on February 26, 2004. Because of their ages, no members of the public were allowed in the courtroom. However, members of the Juvenile Panel were present, as were the boys parents and legal counsel. Police covered the faces of the boys as they were transported to and from the courthouse. They have been remanded at the Simpson C. Penn Centre for Boys in New Providence. Mr. Ellison Greenslade, Assistant Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Grand Bahama and the Northern Bahamas, said, We are treating each of the five missing boy cases as a distinct and separate matter. Therefore, our work is continuing with firm resolve, and we will be relentless in our pursuit to find these children and to determine the circumstances surrounding their disappearances. The Bahamas police have had assistance from Scotland Yard and the FBI. The police continue their search for 12year-old Mackinson Colas, who was reported missing on May 16; 13-year-old DeAngelo McKenzie, who disappeared on May 27; 11year-old Junior Reme, who disappeared July 29; and 14-year-old Desmond Rolle, who was last seen on September 28. Police officials ask for the publics assistance in their investigation. The five missing boys have caused The Bahamas to reexamine childrens safety issues. Throughout the country parents, churches and other organizations are becoming more involved in childrens welfare.Four Boys Charged with Manslaughter of Missing Boy BAICFrom Page 1
October 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 35 LIGHTBOURN REALTYOffice# (242) 367-2992 Fax# (242) 367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Green Turtle Cay Office Chris Farrington Agent Hope Town Representative Ainsley Harrison Phone 242-366-0338 Hope Town, AbacoMarsh Harbour Office 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 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 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 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 TMCasuarina Point NEW LISTING! Two adjacent lots on the canal, set back on the waterway, protected and private. Call for more details! Guana Cay Beachfront lot, 70 x 250. $240,000 Yellowwood vacant lot now available, call for more details. Casuarina Point vacant lot available, close to beach. $17,000 Bahama Palm Shores Call about our many listed properties in this fast growing ommunity. Starting as low as $15,000 Man-O-War Vacant interior lot, in town and close walk to beach Casuarina Point 3/1 canal front home, sea walled, dock, boat house, DRASTICALLY REDUCED. $229,000 Hill Creek 4.8 acres with 50+ elevations and 100 of waterfront-$130,000 Leisure Lee Best priced canal lot. $45,000 Pelican Shores Elevated harbour front lots available, one of a kind location in Marsh Harbour. Starting at $225,000 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 Outer Point Cay 3-acre island at entrance of Marsh Harbour, protected dockage on Fanny Bay. $1,200,000 Treasure Cay best priced canal front lots in Galleon Bay. Call today! Royal Harbour largest lot in this subdivision, with 70 x 23 boat slip, cleared and ready for building! $239,500 Elbow Cay gorgeous 2/2 home on ocean beach with pool set in large deck overlooking the Atlantic. $1,200,000 Sand Banks Vacant property available, featuring large lots. Short drive to Treasure Cay. Motivated seller. Bring Offers! Call today. 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. Offeredat $2,450,000 Green Turtle Cay Nice Neighbourhood cleared lot with fruit trees, near beaches, park and a public dock. $45,000 Treasure Cay Greenway Canal Lot with splendid unobstructed views of the canal. Owner says sell! $35,000 Treasure Cay Two storey, income producing, 2b/1b apartment building with studio apt. downstairs, (two 1b/1b additional apartments possible). Located on beautiful Ocean Blvd. Beach and golf course are minutes away. First time home owners qualify for stamp duty exemption. Price $245,000 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. $239,500Office# (242) 365-4695 Fax# (242) 365-4697 P.O. Box AB 22758, Green Turtle Cay, AbacoMarsh 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
Page 36 The Abaconian October 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 email@example.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 Black Wood Elegant, fully furnished two bedroom apt. At entrance to Black Wood. Rent nightly or monthly. Call Gwendolyn Baillou at 365-0614 or 554-8424 Central Abaco 2 bed/1 bath, new, fully furnished, central A/C, cable hook-up, only serious apply. Call 367-3720 leave message. Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Houses and Apartments For Rent Classified Advertisements 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, Sweeting Tract, 2 bed/1 bath apt. Call Amos 367-2042 or 367-3965 Marsh Harbour hill top apartments, 2 bed/1 bath, central A/C, fully furnished. Call 3672951 or 366-0347 after 5 Marsh Harbour, Little Orchard, 1 bed, A/C, furnished. No children or pets. $450/ month. First, 2nd and last deposit. 1 yr lease. Call 3672347 after 5 p.m. Marsh Harbour, Little Orchard, furnished, 2 b/2 b, walk in closet, washer/dryer. Call 3675177 (d) or 367-3520 (n) 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 Treasure Cay 2 bed/2 bath villa on Solomon Mines parking lot. Reasonable rent. Call 3654105 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of AbacoKick Back and Relax in Abaco! We now represent a superb selection of Vacation Condominiums in The Regattas. Beautifully and fully furnished, all amenities. Close to restaurants and nightlife! Weekly and monthly rentals. Please call for information.Tel. 242.367.3262 FAX. 242.367.3260 Royal Harbour Village Bay Street, Marsh Harbour www.bahamasrealty.bs Email. firstname.lastname@example.org By Jennifer Jonsson What a difference flowers make! Several business places in Marsh Harbour have for several years been placing attractive plantings around their properties and some of the newer establishments are now following suite. How uplifting this is! Appreciation is due to these community-minded business owners who have beautified their properties in this way, some of the most notable being the office of L.C. Hull & Co., Barclays Bank, CIBC, Abaco Wholesale, Abaco Treasures, Marco Appliance Centre and Royal Harbour Village. The architecture on Don MacKay Boulevard on Marsh Harbours main street leaves much to be desired. It is extremely bland, resembling, as someone said to me the other day, a western ranch town. What a pity that Town Planning did not insist that the buildings along the main street should follow the old Bahamian style of architecture. This would certainly have made it not only more attractive, but more interesting for tourists. There are some eye-catching buildings around town such as the delightful gingerbread type office of Sea Star Car Rentals, the offices of Alexiou Knowles and Co., Abaco Insurance and Royal Harbour Village. Unfortunately, all these buildings happen to be on back roads and these are the types of buildings we should be seeing on the main street. I have so often heard comments from both local people and tourists bemoaning the unattractiveness of Don MacKay Boulevard. It is too late to do much to alter the structure of the buildings but it is never too late to do something to enhance them. A few hanging baskets full of colourful flowers and some planters containing hibiscus or native flowering bushes placed next to the columns out front would do much to not only make the area more enticing for tourists but also lift the spirits of local shoppers. Flowers and beauty are good for the soul. Business owners, wont you help to make Marsh Harbour a place of beauty for us all?Landscaping Changes the Face of a PlaceViewpointStreet lights are being repaired by a BEC crew. Here the crew is replacing components in front of Dove Plaza. They have been working throughout the greater Marsh Harbour area to restore the lights. An addtional bucket truck has allowed them to expand their maintenance operations.Crews Repair Streets Lights Give Your Friends, Relatives and Children a Subscription to The Abaconian
October 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 37 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 SALEMinimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 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 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 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE 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: email@example.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 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE LITTLE HARBOUR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 276+ ACRES BY OWNERADJOINING CHEROKEE AND NEW WINDING BAY DEVELOPMENTFax 239-261-1213 or Write to P.O. Box 4805, Miami Beach, FL 33141 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 Homes Property Beach front Condos Corporate RentalsLittle 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 Little Harbour Great ocean view furnished cottage, 2 air conditioned bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, screened porch, spacious outside decks with landscaped yards. Full kitchen with all amenities, metered electric power and 7000 gal. cistern. $250,000 Call owners in US at 850-230-8212 or 242-366-3515 in Little Harbour to see cottage. 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 By Jennifer Hudson On October 4th cancer screening clinics were held in Marsh Harbour, Coopers Town and Moores Island and were manned by medical personnel and volunteers from Nassau and Abaco and Abaco Cancer Society members. Early detection is crucial in the prevention of this dreaded disease which has already affected so many people in our communities. Free Pap smears were done for the women and prostate checks for the men. All three of the clinics ran very smoothly and the numbers of people availing themselves of this service was very encouraging. Coopers Town 61 women 15 men Marsh Harbour 54 women 20 men Moores Island 33 women 6 men The numbers at the Marsh Harbour Clinic were much lower this year than last which was due to the fact that none of the Haitian community was present as they were attending the funeral of the young lady who was killed last week in an automobile accident. It is gratifying to note the increased awareness amongst men of the need for screening by the increase in the number of males examined. The medical personnel from Nassau were very pleased with the turnout and were especially surprised at the number of males who attended the clinics. Recently at the clinic they conducted in Governors Harbour, Eleuthera, only two men turned up for screening.Cancer Screening Clinics Were HeldVolunteer doctors, nurses and Cancer Society members from Nassau assisted the staff on Abaco to carry out successful cancer screening clinics on October 4. Clinics were held in Marsh Harbour, Coopers Town and Moores Island. Shown above is the medical staff at the government clinic in Marsh Harbour. They are, left to right, Nurse Shadell Munnings, Nurse Barbara Reckley, Ms. Fredrica Blakely-Sands, Nurse Counsellor from the College of The Bahamas, Nurse Karen Gray and Dr. Rodney Clarke. Saves Lives! Buckling Up
Page 38 The Abaconian October 15th, 2003 Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsBoaters Paradise still available on the pristine Sea of Abaco. All ocean front lots are under contract, however the Sea of Abaco still awaits with its perfect deep water dock on parcel 5, as well as the ideal island cottage. Parcel 4 is a magnificent lot, deep water for a dock, as well as beautiful property for a custom home or cottage. The best beach on Elbow Cay with its long winding white sand shores is just a short walk away. Beach access is provided to the north of parcel 3. Call today to schedule an appointment to view this one-of-a-kind property on Elbow Cay.Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsLocated at One Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, BahamasContact Chris Thompson or Greg Roberts(242) 366-0216 phone (242) 366-0223 faxVisit our website for additional listings at www.elbow-cay.com Sea To Sea Estate Property This Property is Shown by Appointment Only and is Offered Exclusively by UNDER CONTRACTUNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACTif the water was safe to drink. The PTA supplied bottled water until the water at the school could be tested. The tests came back that the water was, indeed, fine. The students can drink the water at the school but there are no coolers and only one poorly functioning fountain. The PTA has benefitted the school in many ways including assisting in equipping the computer lab, assisting with erecting the fencing and in purchasing a copy machine for the school. A second topic which the PTA President felt needed explaining was the statement in the newspaper that the school was short three teachers, in science, English language and math. This shortage was announced in a well attended PTA meeting on September 23. The PTA met with the District Superintendent on September 25 and was informed that the school administration reported to him that there was only one vacancy, a math teacher. A math teacher was due to arrive in two weeks from that date. The superintendent was not aware of any other shortages. The PTA met with the school administrators who explained that the Master Teacher who has been doing administrative work was a science teacher and that the Senior Mistress who has also been doing administrative work was an English language teacher. The PTA president felt that he did not want the public to be under any misconceptions and felt that the original article in The Abaconian was misleading. St. Francis de Sales School had a Jeans Day to raise money for the Abaco Branch of the Cancer Society of The Bahamas. They were able to raise $705 by students paying $2 each and teachers paying $5 each. Shown above is the Pre-K class in casual dress. SchoolFrom Page 13 Road Safety Is Everyones Responsibility Polyethylene 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 Hope for AlAnon FamiliesAl-Anon is a fellowship of wives, husbands and relatives of problem drinkers, alcoholics and members of Alcoholics Anonymous. They come together to solve their common problems of fear, insecurity, lack of understanding of the alcoholic. Al-Anon believes alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. The primary purpose of the Al-Anon is to carry their experience in gaining greater happiness to the non-alcoholic who seeks understanding of the problem of alcoholism and how to cope with its consequences. The message of Al-Anon is a simple story of hope. Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution and it does not engage in any controversy. There are no dues or fees for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions. Al-Anon welcomes and invites you to share in their fellowship and the rewards that are certain to follow. Join us on November 15 at 10 a.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020Dr. Kelvin Gipson Foot Doctor October 17, 2003 Dr. Gregory Neil Plastic Surgeon October 18, 2003 Dr. May Hestmo Hand and Orthopedic Surgeon October 25, 2003 Ms. Yvette Andrews Certified Nutrition Specialist October 25, 2003 Dr. Daniel Johnson Foot Doctor October 31, 2003 Dr. F. Leon Obstetrician/Gynecologist November 1, 2003 For Appointments Call 367-0020Support Citizens Against Crime
October 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 39Outdoor Career OpportunityNature Tour Company is offering a position for a Naturalist Tour Guide to lead a variety of tripssea kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, and biking. Candidate should be fit, energetic, self-motivated, willing to work outdoors, and knowledgeable about the natural environment. Experience in the hospitality industry a plus. Responsibilities include guiding school and visitor groups, set-up and breakdown for trips, nature trail and equipment maintenance. Candidate must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid drivers license, a high school diploma and college level training in the natural sciences. Previous experience as a guide a plus. Please call 242-367-5358 during business hours for application and position details. Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Wave Runner Seadoo Bombardier, two man, excellent cond, cover, low hours. Can be seen at Scotland Cay $2,950. Call 375-8226 or 561738-0996 Photo 20 Wooden Bahamian sloop, 15 HP 4-stroke Evinrude, electric start, Bimini top, live fish well, cuddy cabin, VHF, anchor ropes, etc. Ready for fishing. Asking $16,000 Phone 242365-6058 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. 97 Suzuki Swift, 4 door, A/C. $3500. 100 cc motorcycle $800. Call 367-4643 99 Explorer Sport 4x4, low miles, A/C, CD, leather, plenty of extras. Asking $18,000. Call 367-2806/2961 COMMERCIAL SERVICES 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 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 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. COMMERCIAL SERVICES Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsDon MacKay Blvd. near Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs 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 WANTED Smart Business Connection Check your E-mail Browse the Internet Make intl 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 Inventory Manager Neededfor 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 POSITION WANTEDRetired teacher of English seeks position as resident tutor. Call 365-8740 Need your boat delivered from Abaco to US or vice versa? Call Billy Roberts at 359-6211 or 367-5205/6 and leave message. If you cant trust me, you cant trust your mama! Epic Batteries requires a battery technician/ office assistant for Abaco office. Must be computer literate with some organizational skills. Automotive knowledge would be a plus. Please call 242-380-8031 anytime for an interview. Officer Worker Needed. Opportunities for upward mobility possible for the right person. People skills and flexibility a must. Live-in position possible. Please respond by telephone between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily at The Bluff House Beach Hotel in Green Turtle Cay @ 365-4247 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 Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training Specializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207 21 Wellcraft, no motor, good shape, with trailer, Bimini top, cushion, radio. $4000 OBO 365-8633 Gilles 22' Aquasport CCP Model 1986, hydraulic steering, T-top, VHF, cushions, large fish box, 150HP Evinrude. $10,500. Call Island Marine at 366-0282 or 366-0280 22' Aquasport CCP Model, hydraulic steering, stainless steel Bimini top, VHF, cushions, large fish box, 150HP Evinrude. $9,250 Call Island Marine at 366-0282 or 366-0280 25 Steiger Craft with a 175 HP Evinrude (not working). Call 365-6059 for more details. 25 Grady White sailfish powered by 2/ 225 Evinrude ram ficht, 120 hrs. each. DUTY PAID. Excellent condition. Must see. Ph 367-2598 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 VEHICLES FOR SALE Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 3672111 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats SeminarFrom Page 5 be regulated as presently fishermen are doing what they like and something must be done by the Department of Fisheries in Nassau to address this problem. Fish get scarcer every year through over-fishing, says Mr. Sawyer, and conch has almost been depleted in Abaco waters. Crawfish have been harvested commercially for export over the past 70 years. Mr John Hedden spoke on agriculture on Abaco. He addressed the serious problem of complacency amongst Bahamians which, he said, can be seen in all aspects of life. This has created a serious problem in the country and in order for things to improve people must buckle down. Regarding agriculture on Abaco, Mr. Hedden stated that there are two distinct areas in the islands; the south which is arid and not well adapted to agriculture and the north which consists of pine barrens. Most crop production is done without irrigation (subsistence farming) and there is a need to introduce technology. The resources are there but there is a need to mechanize. Mr. Hedden, in referring to the various government concessions in the area of agriculture such as import permits, import bans and duty free concessions, stated that the overall result has been to make agriculture very inefficient, counter productive and uncompetitive. This allows for complacency and lack of motivation. He sees the need to become productive and competitive, to begin processing foods and to remove artificial government supports. He closed by saying that he feels the Bahamas government needs to put agriculture into the hands of private enterprise. Mr. William Swain, President of Bill Swain & Son Construction Co Ltd., spoke about the construction industry on Abaco. Mr. Swain, who has been in the construction business for 44 years, commented that construction was at its highest peak after Hurricane Floyd. In 2002 in Central Abaco 83 buildings were approved to the tune of over $9 million, 15 of which were commercial buildings costing almost $4 million. In 2003, 41 homes were built costing $5.5 million with 12 commercial buildings totaling almost $2 million. There is much construction under way in Scotland Cay, Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay with a lesser amount in Treasure Cay. Altogether, Abaco is one of the leading islands in construction, stated Mr. Swain.Support Citizens Against Crime
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