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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 11, NUMBER 21, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2003 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction The Abaco Chamber of Commerce invited Dr. Perry Gomez to address members on October 23 on the recommendations being made to government concerning a national health-care scheme. Dr. Gomez heads the Blue Ribbon Commission, a diverse group representing many areas of expertise selected to study health-care systems worldwide and make recommendations to government. The Commission is committed to find a program best suited to the country. Government will consider its recommendations. If it is satisfied with the suggestions, government will authorize further studies to establish cost estimates before it puts any program in place. The Blue Ribbon Commission was set up in August 2002 so it has been working on a national health insurance scheme for more than a year. Its goals were specific: To find a stable system for funding a scheme To have more equity in health care To achieve universal coverage Prior to the election in 2002 the PLP proposed putting into place a system which would give better medical coverage to everyone in the country. At present the country spends approximately $330 million on health care. Of this about $140 million is through private doctors and clinics while the government spends $164 million through their hospitals and clinics. Ten years ago governments expense was only $54 mil lion.Proposed Health Scheme Is ExplainedDr. Perry Gomez Speaks to Chamber on Commission Recommendations Texaco Pirates Win Championship Please see Gomez Page 2Seniors Enjoy a Day at the MoviesAbout 100 senior citizens were treated to a movie, The Fighting Temptations, laughing and enjoying being pampered. This is the fifth year that the Department of Social Services has treated them as part of their Senior Citizens Month program.GTC Students Visit Abaco ParkThe Texaco Pirates were presented with trophies for winning the Abaco Softball Championship. Although having to play all regulation league games in Coopers Town, they came through victorious. See story on page 4. By Portia Jonsson In recognition of Senior Citizens Month during October the Department of Social Services treated senior citizens to a day at the movies. Buses loaded with excited and anxious seniors, from Crown Haven in the north to Moores Island in the south, arrived at RND Cinema for their viewing of the comedy movie The Fighting Temptations This movie was selected by RND Cinemas because they felt it was most appropriate and did not contain anything offensive. The Fighting Temptations was a hit in the United States and also a hit with the seniors who all said they thoroughly enjoy it and laughed a lot. In addition to the movie, everyone received beautiful gift bags from the Department of Social Services. Fifth grade students of the Amy Roberts Primary School in Green Turtle Cay recently visited South Abaco, seeing parrots and swimming in a Blue Hole. This was part of their conservation studies. See story on page 12. Nov. 5 Guy Fawkes GTC Nov. 18 College Fair MH Nov. 22 Cancer Auction MH Nov. 29 Box Car Derby HT Nov. 30 Art Show HT Dec. 6 Christmas Bazaar MH Dec. 5-7 Craft Show MH Dec. 13 Junkanoo MH Dec. 22 Boat Parade MHUpcoming Events

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Page 2 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICEICE ICEICE ICE RENTALRENTAL RENTALRENTAL RENTAL BIKESBIKES BIKESBIKES BIKES The Commission made several conclusions: Government cannot continue paying more each year for health care. Charging at the time when people receive health care will discourage people from getting the medical help they need. Getting external funding is not an option. The Bahamas is considered a wealthy country so cannot get donations. Only 50 percent of Bahamians have private health insurance coverage. Private coverage is too expensive for most lower A & W TRAVELTravel is our businessWell get you where you want to go....SUB AGENTS Man-O-War 356-6048 Treasure Cay 365-8507 Green Turtle 365-4230 Abaco Shopping Centre P.O. Box AB-20283 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2806/2577 Fax: (242) 367-3219income people. A national health insurance scheme would be mandatory, everyone paying according to his ability to pay. The Commission recognized that this last option appeared to be the best. All first world countries with the exception of the United States have some form of social health insurance program. It would not be for profit but would have government sharing the risk among all the people of the country. It would make medical care comprehensive and affordable and would have no exclusions. Dr. Perry emphasized that health care is a right, not a privilege. The present system is not sustainable. Government cannot continue to subsidize health care as costs are escalating each year. The average household in the country is now paying about 8.5 percent annually on health care. The Commission anticipates that the program it is recommending will cost no more than 8.5 percent. This expense will be divided between employers and employees, much as National Insurance expense is absorbed by both employers and employees. The program will include air ambulance service for the Family Islands and will allow for health care outside the country with the approval of a board in Nassau. The proposal recommends working in tandem with National Insurance. Although the monies would be kept separate, the same offices could process the health system payments. The Commission will present its report to government in December. If government accepts the proposal, it would be another 18 months to two years before it would be implemented.Universal Health Care Is Goal GomezFrom Page 1 By Jennifer Hudson Some of our very welcome winter residents have already begun returning to our shores. On the evening of the October 13th Heroes Day holiday a beautiful flock of snowy white heron winged its way from the colder climes of North America over the Sea of Abaco in the direction of Marsh Harbour in search of a nice lake to inhabit as their winter home. It was a magnificent sight as hundreds of these elegant birds stood out in striking contrast to the dark grey rain clouds covering the sky. We look forward to seeing more winged winter residents arriving soon as well as the always very welcome second home owners and other visitors of the human variety.Winter Visitors Are Returning Dr. Perry Gomez, Chairman of the Blue Ribbon Commission to recommend a universal health program, spoke to the Abaco Chamber of Commerce on October 23. He is shown above on the right, accompanied by several other members of the Commission. They are, left to right, Ms. Veronica Rolle, Ms. Vilma Thompson-Curling and Ms. Etoile Pinder, a health economist with PAHO who is the chief technical advisor of the Commission.

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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 3 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Starting at $16,000. LEISURE LEE Canal lots $60,000. CASTLE LOT Fantastic views of Sea of Abaco! Elevated and private area! Asking $75,000. DUPLEX LOT In the heart of Marsh Harbour, 2 lots side by side! Starting at $41,000. Motivated seller! CASUARINA POINT 2 lots side by side by boat ramp and canals. Asking $20,000 each. EASTERN SHORES Last lot remaining in area! 85 ft. beachfront. Offered for sale at $335,000. ELBOW CAY Marnies Landing Lot 2B, large building site with excellent view and dock slip. $240,000. Internet Ref. #1850 ELBOW CAY North End Lot #33 Around the corner from Ocean, minutes from bayside and dock access. $149,000. #1876 DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANYExperience, Knowledge and Innovationwww.damianos.comMARSH HARBOUR Leslie Pinder & Donna Darville Tel: 242-367-5046 (-5045 fax) leslie@damianos.com donna@damianos.com HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CAY Kerry Sullivan Tel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 kerry@damianos.com LUBBERS QUARTERS & TILLOO CAY Laurie Schreiner Tel/Fax: 242-366-3143 laurie@damianos.com ELBOW CAY PROPERTIES HOPE TOWN Jane Patterson Tel: 242-366-0035 jane@damianos.com Selling Real Estate in the Bahamas for 58 years BEST DEAL ON THE OCEANl HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAYlInternet Reference #1659 l2 bed 1 bath, 800 sq. ft. lAdditional 800 sq. ft. closed in for expansion lFully furnished lOcean views lGreat area to surf l75 on the water x 210 deep lExcellent rental history$649 ,000 TILLOO CUT HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAYlInternet Ref. #1671lDorros Cove Sub.l3 bed 2 bath 1700 sq. traditional island homelFireplace and A/ClAlmost 1 acre landscapedlPanoramic ocean viewlPrivate dock sliplFully furnished$990,000 Thanks for the TLC Margie and Doug Hyde Purchasers Kerry Sullivan kerry@damianos.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 HARBOURlInternet Ref. #1827lGreat CommunitylSteps away from 9 mile white sandy beachlImmaculate 2b/2b homelPlus cozy 1b/1b cottagelManicured gardenslLot 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 SUBDIVISIONlInternet Ref. #1836lBeautiful building sites with great elevationlIdeal docking shorelinelQuiet and peaceful island with no commercial developmentlSea of Abaco views Starting at $75,000 EXCLUSIVE PELICAN SHORES MARSH HARBOURlInternet Ref. #1460lLast large lot available in this great communityl200 x 255 harbour front propertylIdeal for dockagelSea and harbour viewslExcellent building sitel1.17 acre$750,000 TAHITI HAI DORROS COVE/ELBOW CAYlInternet Ref. #1640lDorros Cove Sub.lNewly renovated 4b/2blCentral A/ClWrap around porchlPanoramic viewslSeparate gardeners apt.l1/2 Acre & dock accesslNear 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 QUARTERSlInternet Reference #1644lSecluded waterfront w/ beautiful gardensl166 ft. of waterfrontlPanoramic seaviewslHardwood FloorslSolar Poweredl1.5 acres$840,000 LITTLE ORCHARD MARSH HARBOURlInternet Ref. #1932lBahamian style 3 bedroom 2 bath home plus efficiency!lFurnishedl80 ft. x 110 ft. lotlLandscapedlNice & quiet arealGreat 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 HARBOURlInternet Ref. #805l2 bed 2 bath condolGround Floor unitlCentral a/c, granite countertops, tiled floors, applianceslPool & Tennis CourtlRental 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!!

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Page 4 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003 Capt. Pat McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repairs of: Xantrex, Balmar and others SIMRADRaymarineF.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained TechnicianNow Located atop The Jib Room at Marsh Harbour MarinaTel: (242) 367-2163 Fax:(242)367-3388 e-mail: merlin@abacoinet.comMonitoring VHF CH16 Monday Friday 8am 5pm erlin sMarine ElectronicsMan-O-WarPirates Win ChampionshipOn October 11 the Texaco Pirates were presented with their trophies for winning the pennant with a 17 and 1 record and the trophies for winning the Abaco Softball Championship, defeating the Joes Generals in a back sweep, taking the series four games to two out of the best seven. Fred The Skipper Cornish took home the trophy for the League MVP, Michael Baillou took home the home run trophy and Haziel McDonald finished it with a plaque for Manager of the Year. The team is mostly composed of ManO-War players along with some from Marsh Harbour and Black Wood. Mr. Gary Sawyer of Abaco Petroleum, a sponsor of the Texaco Pirates, was presented with the pennant trophy. He is shown in the front of the team. Andrew Albury was presented with the Championship trophy. He is a team member and also a sponsor of the team. The Texaco Pirates had a great year and the team is looking forward to softball in the coming year. They would like to thank all the sponsors and fans who helped to make this year a success.Guana CayThe road leading northwest out of town is finally being paved. The Caribbean Asphalt Company from Nassau has been working on the main road and side roads for the past eight months to pave about two miles of road. They had much preparatory work to make the road bed acceptable. They have used a portable hot mix machine to put down a sheet of asphalt that should last about 40 years if it is not abused. The finished coatNews of the Caysing measures one and a half inches thick. The main road is 16 feet wide while the side roads are 10 feet wide. Digging trenches across the road, spilt oil, or allowing tree roots to grow under the road will all destroy the paving. The paving should be completed within a couple of weeks. Most of the companys equipment has already been returned to Nassau. The company had a team of 13 men here to do the work. Mr. Trevor Cleare, the company owner, explained that most of his companys work is for the government and has included airport runways and roads in several Family Islands. He would like to have more work here while he is still on Abaco.Green Turtle CayBy Annabelle Cross The past weeks have been quiet on Green Turtle Cay. Many of the businesses use this time to renovate and prepare for the holidays. The weather is becoming very pleasant and the holidays of 2003 are now a memory. Over the next few weeks we will see many of the homeowners back on the island. This is also the time that we see many of our winter boaters arriving. It will be interesting to see if the cruising permit increase keeps many or any at all from spending the winter in the Bahamas. There have been some very unpleasant exchanges on the website Boycott Bahamas. Only time will tell what impact the increase and the website has on Abaco. Hurricane Isabelle kept us all guessing and some people made some preparations. However, we were spared a direct hit. There was a lot of erosion caused by the pounding seas and high tides. As the waves broke, the salty spray in the air looked like fog in areas near the ocean. The fishermen lost a lot of their crawfish habitats. Hopefully, we will be watching for cold fronts and not the tropics for the next six months!Guy Fawkes Event ScheduledThe Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee will have a Guy Fawkes Fund raiser on November 5th. The committee is working with the Abaco Tourist Office and the Key West Festival committee to organize a heritage festival to be held next May on Green Turtle Cay. The proceeds from this fund raiser will be used for that event. It has been many years since we observed Guy Fawkes Day. This used to be an annual event when I was a child (ALL those years ago). Guy Fawkes Day celebration was a part of our British ancestry. Guy Fawkes had tried unsuccessfully to blow up the House of Parliament in England on November 5th, 1605. He was jailed and executed in 1606. Each year after that effigies of Guy Fawkes were made and burned on November 5th. Here on GTC parents helped their children make guys from old clothes. In the evening after a contest or a dance through the streets, the guys were burned. Guy Fawkes Day was the beginning of the holiday celebrations. After this night caroling in the streets would begin. We called it Marching because drums were used to make music. As Christmas neared some people would go caroling before daybreak. The sound of singing early on a calm, dew-soaked morning are some of my fondest holiday memories. Some Please see Cays Page 5

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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 5 Bahamian & American Food Breakfast Traditional American & Bahamian foodLunch Daily Bahamian Specials Lunch specials served in ten minutes or lessDinner Enjoy a relaxing water front meal Located at the Conch Inn Resort & Marina Tel: (242) 367-4444Close convenient location Great food at low prices Just like it used to be! New ManagementBreakfast 7:30 am to 11 am Lunch 11:30 am to 3 pm Dinner 6 pm to 10 pm Restaurant & Bar Waterfront Tables Restaurant, Marina and BoutiqueAir-conditioned waterfront dinining or Drink and dine at the popular patio bar...Re-opening November 7thNEW MENU ITEMS! Buffet Grill 6 pm 9 pm Sunday Lunch 11:30 am 2:30 pm Dinner 6:30 9 pm Mon Sat Bar Snacks Wide Variety 11:30 am 9 pm Picnic Menu Large Variety, order 24 hours ahead Dates for Diary November 22nd Cancer Society Auction November 27th Thanksgiving Day Monthly Dockage Internet Access Water, Electricity, Telephones & Cable TV on DockDinghy Dock for Customers Restaurant Ph: 367-2366 Marina Ph: 367-4255 VHF Ch 16 E-mail: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comMusic by Estin 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 Managerpeople now consider it disturbing the peace! A few attempts over the years were made to revive the holiday marching tradition but were never successful! More sophisticated and technical things to do! Hopefully, the Guy Fawkes evening will be a success, and. we can make it an annual event!School EventsAmy Roberts Primary School will hold its annual Fund Raiser and Raffle on November 29th. It is a week earlier this year. It is hoped that with the Thanksgiving holiday, it will draw a large crowd. There will be the usual home cooked food, games, prizes and the drawing of the raffle. Be sure to get in on the raffle and hopefully win one of the great prizes! The students of Amy Roberts Primary are all excited about Junior Junkanoo! They are practicing every Saturday in preparation for the first Abaco Junior Junkanoo to be held on December 13th. Mr. Floyd Johnson is the man in charge. He is teaching them to paste their costume. With other volunteers, they are learning to beat the drums, shake cowbells and dance to the beat. We are proud of their effort! Mrs. Coral Johnson has joined the staff of Amy Roberts Primary. She is teaching the third and fourth grades. We are especially happy to have another teacher at the school because this allows the first and second grade to be taught as individual classes The combining of first and second grade was a big concern at the beginning of the school year. We realize that in many Family Island schools these grades are combined. In some cases there is only one teacher for six grades. But we dont consider it lucky to have another teacher posted to our school. Quality education is what every child deserves! Family Island students want to achieve high academic standards, go to college and qualify for top jobs. It is time for parents on Family Islands to voice their concerns! Mrs. Johnsons husband is our local police officer. They are very nice people and we are pleased to have them in CaysFrom Page 4 our community. The sixth grade of Amy Roberts Primary had a very successful souse breakfast fund raiser. The parents were very supportive helping to make it a success. The funds will be used for the 6th grades field trip to Nassau in May. The children are all excited about Halloween. Ghosts, goblins and super heroes will take to the streets seeking candy! The Jolly Roger will host a Halloween party for the adults who would like to dress up and have a good time! The weeks leading up to the holidays will pass in a blur as there is usually so much going on around town it is hard to believe that 2003 is almost over! Rebecca and Colby are Amy Roberts great-grandchildren! They can trace their roots back nine generations on Green Turtle Cay. More News of the Cays Hope TownThink Youre King of the Hill?On November 29 Hope Town will present the 7th Annual Big Hill Box Car Derby sponsored by Bristol Cellars and Red Bull. They are inviting racers for Junior and Senior categories to compete in speed and slalom races. Racing starts at noon and trophies and prizes will be presented at the conclusion. Refreshments and t-shirts will be for sale. Music will be by DJs Rock Around the Clock. Transportation from the post office dock will be provided. All proceeds will go toward youth sports of Hope Town. For more information contact Patrick Stewart at 366-3139 or Stafford Patterson at 366-0023.

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Page 6 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayStudies are being made on some of the marine species which are important to our economy. Nassau grouper, crawfish, conch, bonefish and snapper are being studied in a long term project to see how the levels of each of these species is faring. On October 15 Craig Dahlgren, science director of the Caribbean Marine Research Center, made a slide presentation to a group of interested persons in Marsh Harbour. He is based at Lee Stocking Island in Exuma and is part of the group doing this study.GrouperGrouper matures normally in four to five years; however, sometimes it can be up to nine years. They live more than 20 years. The Nassau grouper is threatened throughout the Caribbean except in The Bahamas. The unusual fact about grouper is that they aggregate in the winter during full moon cycles to spawn. Sometimes these aggregations can have tens to 100 thousand fish. A single fish can spawn millions of eggs, the larger fish spawn more eggs. Fish travel hundreds of miles to the aggregation sites. The eggs are one millimeter long and within about 40 days the larvae grow to one inch or more. At this stage the larvae are carried by currents and they drop to the bottom to become post larvae fish. They are carried by tides into shallow water nursery areas. They prefer seaweed beds and live in the creeks until they are two inches long. They then roam until they locate a suitable reef for them to live on. This roaming period can take from a couple of weeks to as long as 10 months. The young fish are vulnerable to predators while many others die of starvation. Previous studies have shown that aggregation populations vary greatly from year to year. Peak years can be followed by several years with very poor numbers. In order to maintain healthy populations of adult grouper, it is important to allow the aggregations to continue without over-fishing at these crucial times.CrawfishThe spiny lobster or crawfish has a similar life cycle. They are in the larvae developmental state for three to nine months. At eight to nine months they resemble a leaf and are transparent except for their eyes. They are carried by currents in the post larvae state for about four to fine months. When they settle to the bottom, they live in the sea grass and algae and gain their pink coloring within a week. They fully mature in three years. During the period until they reach several inches long they are susceptible to changes in the water temperature and infection. For these reasons and the fact that no one knows what they eat, it is difficult to raise them in fish farms. The Recruitment StudiesThe studies which are being done throughout The Bahamas will attempt to gain more information about the populations of each species to know better how to maintain sustainable numbers. This obviously includes protecting the habitats that the young of the species uses until they are large enough to survive on the reefs. The scientist first decide at what stage in the life of these fish that they will study and in this case they have chosen the post larvae stage. In order to have meaningful data, they have to collect specimens. The program which Mr. Dahlgren is involved with is collecting data from nine different areas from Turks Island in the south to Abaco in the north. The method they are using is to put out collectors and check them regularly. The photograph on this page shows a collector. Creatures of all kinds are attracted to the mats on the plastic frames and take up residence. Three times per month, three days before a new moon, on a new moon and three days after the collectors are raised and a count is made of the post larvae fish they find. Friends of the Environment is assisting Mr. Dahlgren on Abaco. Lory Kenyon and Lester Bethel have put out 12 frames, three frames in each of four locations, in the Angel Cays area. Mr. and Mrs. Gonzales, second homeowners on Lubbers, will be collecting the data.Marine Census Is Underway Mr. Craig Dahlgren is shown with a fish collector. It is a contraption to provide shelter for a variety of sea life. The collectors are being used to attract young Nassau grouper and crawfish so they can be counted. Abaco has a dozen of these in the Angel Cays which will be counted three times monthly, giving an idea of the population of these two very important natural resources that our economy depends on.

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Page 8 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003 The Editor Says . Changes Come with PersistenceAll About TownThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Isobel Sherman, Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Lee Pinder, Annabelle Cross, Jim Richards, Anita Rolle Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Generally Speaking . A Balancing ActDavid RalphBy Isobel ShermanViolence and ChildrenThe shocking news that four boys ages 11-13 were charged with manslaughter in the disappearance of Jake Grant, the first boy on Grand Bahama to go missing, sent shockwaves through the island. Many persons believe that children of today are violent by nature. Television, movies and video games have been targeted as the reasons for this upsurge in violence. Some have suggested that children believe that what they see on television actually happens in To me movies, television shows and video games are mostly just making believe. The opposite of the so-called violent shows can be the family situation comedies and television shows. How real are those shows like Rules for Dating, Bill Cosby Show or Power Rangers? No one in the real world lives that way either. This is a discussion that ends up being only a matter of opinion and also a matter of resolve of what parents want their children to see or play with. What is important is that responsible adults whether a parent or not must try to steer our children in the path that violences in the real world is wrong. We are all Our Brothers keepers.Missing ChildrenEach day children in the United States and other countries are reported missing or abducted. The National Center for Missing Children was established in the United Sates to provide a common ground where all missing children can be reported and to provide a database on each missing child. Until last May we in the Bahamas probably never really thought about children going missing. But then the five boys missing in Grand Bahama happened, a wake up call the real world and to some extent they are correct. However, there is this shadow of doubt that keeps coming into my thoughts. Why? I grew up watching cowboys and Indians on television shooting each other with guns and bows and arrows. I watched Donald Duck turn red and lose his temper many times. I saw my classmates put on guns and holsters and play cowboys and Indians. I saw them play army, too. I saw the three Stooges when Moe kept hitting Curley in the head. All these things were violent; yet somehow the majority of my generation survived. We did not all become killers. Growing up I heard violence in the real world. I heard my mother and father have terrible arguments with what I call word violence. To be honest that type of violence upset me. Yes, I think there is too much violence on television and in the movies and on certain video games. However, to me the bottom line of whether or not your children are exposed to this lies with the parent. Monitoring what your children watch and even listen to in music has to be a must. Our society is becoming violent. Look at the rise in domestic violence. To me that is far more harmful than video games. I know many will disagree with me and have sound arguments against what I think. By S. Timothy Roberts I remember once visiting my grandparents on Great Guana Cay in early summer when I was about eight years old. Its probably one of the finest memories of childhood and family that I can remember. Playing ball with my uncles and cousins, going fishing with Pa Urich catching turbots, grunts and porgies and eating stewed turtle with dough prepared by Ma Eulah. Life was so simple and uncomplicated, and families enjoyed each others visits. Much time has passed since those happy and fun days of my youth, though I could hardly be considered old either at the fledgling age of thirty. With that passing of time it seems all simplicity has passed away in so many ways. Times have certainly changed and we have all changed in different ways, whether for the better or the worse. Life has become more hectic and complicated. Those moments of relaxing fun have faded into obscurity, and pure family time has become harder to find. Even families change, and time seems to have drawn those ties further apart rather than closer together. And as much as it seems rudimentary, it seems again that the simplicity of relations has given way to the complication of life. It is the way of life we are told. Every year time speeds by faster and faster. I am convinced we make ourselves busier and busier and with the loss of time (so to speak) we find everything becomes more complicated to keep up with. What is the cure for this dilemma? How can we get back to simple living, to fishing and fun with family and friends? The clutter of a success-driven society brings with it so much pressure, and it is hardly inescapable. Rather it is like a snowball rolling downhill gathering speed, size and strength as it goes. So how do we avoid it? It boils down to prioritizing life. Family comes first and therefore any time we can make should be made for them. We also need time for rest and relaxation. God created the heavens and the earth in six days, and as a model for all creation, on the seventh day He rested. Likewise, we, too, need time for our bodies to recoup its energies and strength. Our minds also need similar relaxation in order to continue functioning reasonably. In a nutshell, we live in an overworked world which drains the life blood from us all. Our only weapon against this is to force ourselves to find time and balance our lives. Ultimately, we can regain some semblance of simplicity and balance to life. The Local Government Act requires that a public town meeting be held at least once a year by the Town Committee. It would take some research to find when the last one was held in Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town or Murphy Town. The meetings that have been held in these three towns have been inconsequential in substance and poorly attended. We attended one in Coopers Town several years ago in which three persons made up the audience listening to the seven Town Committee members. A recent meeting in Guana Cay brought out about 25 persons who were concerned about their town and had ideas for making improvements. A similar meeting held in Hope Town a week ago was attended by 50 or more residents who were definitely not satisfied with either their Committee members or the attention being given them by central government. They were quite spirited and vocal in making their needs known. A year had passed since the last public meeting was held in Hope Town. One of the Committee members apologized for a decision the Committee made in authorizing the installation of speed bumps. Any persons who might have been in favor of the bumps were either absent or squirming in their seats, hoping they were not noticed. The problem of the bumps is not entirely resolved. It appears that all the bumps may be removed except for one at the school and that one may be modified to be more vehicle friendly. Another sore point was the poor condition of the island roads which took a beating in Hurricane Floyd and have been left to deteriorate further. Traffic by cars, golf carts and trucks has increased over the years, imposing further wear and tear on the minimal pavement. The heavy trucks limp through the holes, causing even more damage while the golf carts and automobiles suffer as they try to navigate the hazards. Except for resolving the problem of the speed bumps, the chorus of complaints did not get immediate results. The officials attending got a definite message that all was not well. Unsatisfactory answers were not accepted and officials were often obliged to promise better answers the next time. They attempted to diffuse the issues and bring answers the next time. A varied group of department heads accompanied the Island Administrator to Hope Town. They were questioned about many problems bothering the residents. They included Environmental Health for garbage and pollution, Police for traffic and other law infractions, Works for road conditions, Port for marine issues, Inland Tax Collection for property taxes and other revenue concerns. Residents and officials generally conceded that these public meetings should occur much more often so the problems and frustrations are more manageable. Man-O-War Cay is planning a similar town meeting soon and can be expected to provide a exchange between the residents and officials from both local and central government. Locally elected Town Committees are the link between communities and central government but they often not aggressive enough when making requests of central government departments and agencies in Nassau. The exchange of complaints and answers between the residents and officials is a healthy exercise. Government needs to know the needs and perceptions of the communities. Funding and resources may not be available for everything needed but the multitude of voices from the floor can certainly put some perspective on the different issues. Local government may not be perfect but it is an improvement on the old system where all decisions were made in Nassau. Town meetings are a wonderful way to get public opinion into the heads of those making the decisions. We need experts at the national level for international trade agreements to guide us on the decisions required, the FTAA and WTO for instance. Nassau assistance at the local level is often needed with technical aspects, recommendations on approved methods and legal issues. However, basic community problems concerning schools, garbage, traffic control and other town problems should be assessed and implemented at the local level once legal and other issues are complied with. Local Government in Central Abaco is suffering from poor attendance by members, both elected and appointed. Residents are frustrated and feel their local governing situation is beyond hope and have given up trying to make the system work to their benefit. We are not sure what drives some towns to demand service and attention from their elected persons while others merely grumble but take no active role in the process. This is a shame as much can be accomplished collectively. Town residents in the central Abaco towns can get a lot accomplished but they must hold their elected representatives accountable. Grumbling on the street will not get the job done. More town meetings should be held with local representatives taking the heat as they did in Hope Town. Changes can come but may not be immediate. Changes will come eventually if people keep pressuring for change. Those elected, appointed and responsible for administering the area can look forward to more sessions of dissatisfaction. Hopefully, central Abaco will join ranks with those exerting pressure for change and positive action. 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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 9Letters 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 Response to Timothy RobertsRe: Article in the October 1, 2003 issue. I totally concur! In fact, its has been on my mind to suggest such an article. The Treasure Cay airport is the same disgrace. The first Bahamas impression anyone sees (curb appeal) and confirming their expection of all the natural beauty including their people. Thats the entrance. Now in these days of heightened security with a two-hour prior check-in time for flights, the surroundings dont entice a come back. In other words, it could be a great visit, but the coming and going dont encapsulate this. The exit . This could go further in curb appeal. Some businesses have done it, others need to. Could be just a coat of paint / clear the junk / planting some natural floral. A beautification / communtity on-the-cheap program. HOME PRIDE! Enhance / Match the God-given natural beauty that Abaco offers. I have been though Nassau, Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay airports. As you say, it does apply to all of them. Barbara Brehaut, Island homeownerBEC ApologizesThe Editor, Dear Sir, You carried a letter from me in your October 1st issue in which I related a bad experience my wife had on the phone with an unknown individual at BEC. The letter also came out in the Tribune on October 2nd. Well, let me tell you, around 11 oclock that same morning, October 2nd, I got a call from a BEC representative who assured me that the manager had not, in fact, gotten my letter of complaint which I had hand delivered to their office on or around August 22 and that all hell was breaking loose supposedly as a result of my letter to the editor. I was further assured that it was not the policy of BEC to tolerate such behaviour from their employees and an apology was offered on behalf of BEC which I accepted and thanked the caller very much for. Quite frankly, I was impressed! And I am not easily impressed, believe me. Further to that, I have just received today, October 7, a letter from BEC Abaco informing me that an investigation is being launched into the whole affair and that under no circumstances will an experience like mine (my wifes actually) be acceptable nor tolerated by the Bahamas Electricity Corporation. I do not know the manager of BEC Abaco, Mr. Benjamin R. Beneby, personally. However, I do appreciate his attention to this complaint, and I have to say that I think he is a stand-up guy in that he actually responded, and in writing. To Mr. Beneby and staff, I would like to say thank you for your attention to this matter, and please know that I am not an unreasonable person. Sometimes enough really is enough, and in this instance it is they who happened to be on the receiving end of an undesirable situation. Undesirable situations however, can be turned around. I would like to encourage all Bahamians to demand professional behaviour from all levels of government and privately employed personnel. It is not good enough to bitch and complain about things if we are not willing to try and do something about fixing them. That is not to say that I have fixed anything in my complaint to BEC. In spite of this, it is important for Bahamians to go on record with their grievances. If enough of us say to the powers that be that we are not satisfied with the status quo, then maybe, just maybe, things will start to change. I hope Im not being exaggeratedly optimistic. Sincerely, William (Billy) RobertsIn Defense of the DogsSir, Surely, Marc Bainards letter in your last paper was in jest or perhaps he just needs to check his pulse. We live in a country with a huge population of homeless dogs, and it is well known internationally that Bahamians do not treat these dogs with the compassion nor the respect that they deserve. The poor starving Royal Bahamian Potcake is neglected and abused, surviving in the streets by raiding garbage cans. Many times I have seen kids hurling rocks and drivers aiming cars at these innocent creatures. It is common for them to be poisoned and regularly their dead bodies line our streets. I constantly find the kids tormenting confined animals for their pleasure and the current fad is to own a really bad dog whose killer instinct is baited by feeding them docile dogs. I am often dismayed by the fear that the natives demonstrate upon seeing a pet canine and ask myself why? These dogs have no rights and are simply reacting to their abusive treatment. In order to protect us from this dog problem, some of our people should be placed in the pound. Ghandi said you shall know a nation by the way they treat their animals. Need I say more? Notorious Buster RussellMisintrepreted LetterDear Editor, There appears to be some confusion regarding my letter to the editor in the last issue of The Abaconian The intent of my letter was to express my concern about canine attacks on our population, especially our children. This letter was prompted by treating four dog-bite victims in my office over the last month. Two victims were visitors, two were young children, one requiring evacuation to the USA for plastic surgery. Confused readers are advised to reread the letter, aware that the villains are pitbulls and other vicious breeds imported from the United States and now breeding here and mixing it up with our local Bahamian potcakes. I realize that some readers felt that the letter, in fact, was directed toward the Haitian community. Nothing could be further from the truth. Since my first visit to Haiti in 1971, I have enjoyed assuming missionary positions in this special land. Just in the last six months, I have traveled to Haiti four times. I am a past honorary consul of Haiti for the states of Virginia and North Carolina. If my letter truly was calling for deportation of all Haitians, I guess I better start packing my bags. My mother is Haitian. It is a sad commentary that a letter regarding a dog problem could be misinterpreted as a diatribe against the Haitian people. Those familiar with my often tangential writing style may have been looking for a deeper message in the letter. If there is a deeper message, perhaps it asks: have we reached a point where canines are treated with more compassion and tolerance than some of our fellow human beings? Marc BinardLets Stop the Begging!Dear Editor, I noticed in your last issue of this fine paper an article from Isobel Sherman called How to Talk to Your Children The story said that parents in the Bahamas living on Islands other than Grand Bahama 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. Well, I know where a lot of the Abaco Central High School students are and shouldnt be. They are going around town BEGGING PEOPLE FOR MONEY. We as locals are used to this but the tourists who come here to visit SHOULD NOT have to deal with 8-15 kids all over them BEGGING for money, I dont care what it is for. So, if the parents and teachers are supposed to know where their kids are, PLEASE keep them home and not on the streets BEGGING for CASH. Concerned CitizenElbow Cay Roads Are BadTo the Editor, Hope Town or Elbow Cay has been famous throughout the world for its candy striped lighthouse. But it is now famous for the worst roads in The Bahamas, due to the Bahamas government for 35 years of neglect. People come from all over to build and live in homes, some worth as high as $2 million. Hope Town generates large amounts of revenue for the government, and we get zero dollars back to build and maintain our roads. Since 2000 I estimate $10 to $15 million in construction materials have come to this island alone. Not one dollar has been spent on the roads. This is only construction alone. What about gas taxes, hotel taxes, liPlease see Letters Page 15

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Page 10 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003 Christmas Bazaar Is PlannedBy Portia Jonsson After a four-year absence the Christmas Bazaar has been resurrected by a group of Marsh Harbour ladies. This long awaited festive event plans to be filled with new and exciting ideas, fun and games and loads of holiday cheer. All the Christmas fun will begin at 11 a.m. on the morning of December 6th at the Marsh Harbour Goombay Park. The park will be transformed into a holiday village with an anticipated 41 booths. In addition to the usual fair games there will be a bouncing castle for the kids, petting zoo, bingo, darts games, face painting, punch board, hoop-la and white elephant stall which will include plants. Arts and craft items, clothing, gift baskets, toys and much more will also be on sale. For all those with a sweet tooth cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and ice cream will be available as well. A variety of all your favorite Bahamian dishes like conch salad, fried chicken, curry chicken and fried fish will be sold. Santa Claus will be making a special appearance during the day and kids will be able to have a photo taken with him. Christmas and Bahamian music will be provided by a DJ throughout the day, but school and church choirs are welcome to come and entertain and be a part of this wonderful event. The organizers of the Christmas Bazaar are asking businesses to decorate their properties in time for this event. Christmas trees will be placed at the airports roundabout and Yamaha Park. Christmas carol singing will take place on the evening of November 28th. Persons are asked to volunteer their time and join in the singing in an effort to bring spirit into the land. Booths for the Christmas Bazaar are still available and deadline for registering is November 8th. Registration forms can be picked up from Mrs. Justina Winder at Smart Business Solutions above Dougs Place and Mrs. Brenda Sawyer at Abaco Petroleum Limited or you may contact Mrs. Melissa Roberts at 367-2908 or Mrs. Yvonne Key at 367-2243. Booths are on sale for $75. All the proceeds from the sale of the booths will be donated to assist Sybil House, the Every Child Counts Learning Centre and Goombay Park. The organizers felt that there was a need for Christmas spirit in the community, and it is their hope that the public will join them in this venture and support this joyous event.An Old Home Will Be Brought DownBy Jennifer Hudson The small yellow wooden home nestled behind the bushes on Don MacKay Boulevard just south of Computer Creations and Beacons Book Store is soon to be demolished. This house, which has stood since the early 1950s, was the home of the late Cuthbert Albury and his father. It stands on land known as Keys Tract which is an area of 220 acres granted by the Queen to Nathan Key 100 years ago and it was the first house to be built in that area. When this house was built, Marsh Harbour consisted only of Front Street which extended from the current Police Station to Mangoes and Back Street which is now Queen Elizabeth Drive. The house was really considered to be in the sticks and there was only a six-foot path through the bush connecting it to Back Street. Wild boars used to be hunted in the area and would come right up to the door. A few years later a second house, which now houses the Computer store, was built 50 feet away and was called the Cat House. It was firstly a night club and was then used as a home before its present use as a store. Marsh Harbour began to move out towards this area in the early 1960s after the airport was constructed and a road led through the area. It is sad to lose yet another piece of history for there is a definite charm to these quaint old houses but, unfortunately, as befalls many wooden structures eventually, this old house has fallen prey to termites and cannot be saved.Are You a Vegetarian?By Isobel Sherman Are you a vegetarian Abaconian or a vegetarian visitor? Smile a vegetarian store is coming to downtown Marsh Harbour. Long Bay School on Forest Drive has had a vegetarian store on their premises since they opened but now they are moving the store to one of the new stores in the old Loyalist Shop building. Only vegetarian items will be sold there.Realtor Takes the Big StepBrent Cartwright will be opening his own real estate office in Marsh Harbour this month. He began his career in real estate over five years ago with the Mike Lightbourn/Coldwell Banker realty company and has proven himself to have that driving force that makes a successful realtor. I could not be more thrilled, Brent said of his new venture. I have all the experience I need now after opening and running the Coldwell Banker office here in Marsh Harbour for over five years. I look forward to applying all this experience and knowlCentral Abaco News Mr. Cuthbert Alburys old house on Don MacKay Boulevard, the first to be built out of the old town of Marsh Harbour, will soon be torn down. Built in the late 1950s, it is past being salvaged. Please see Central Page 11

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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 11 Established 1929 OFFICIAL ROLEX RETAILER BAHAMASA Tradition of Shopping ExcellenceDrayton Pilcher Manager TT TT T el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (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 Sunday, November 30th, 2003Festivities Begin @ 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.Wine TastingSponsored by Bristol CellarsPoolside Lunch11:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.Live MusicSponsored by Estin SawyerChildrens Art Crafts Jewellery Pottery Straw Art and much, much more... What a great way to spend the day! Ar tists Must Sign-Up No Later Than November 15thSpace Assignments are Given on a First Come...First Served Sign-Up Basis If You are an Artist/Craftmaster or Know an Artist/ Craftmaster...Sign-Up Today!For More Information Please Contact HOPE TOWN HARBOUR LODGEPh: (242) 366-0095 Fax: (242) 366-0286 harbourlodge@abacoinet.com Sea SprSea Spr Sea SprSea Spr Sea Spr aa aa a y Ry R y Ry R y R esoresor esoresor esor tt tt tHopetown, Elbow CayVillas Restaurant Marina OFFERING SPECIAL DOCK RATESSept. 1st 2003 through March 31st, 2004 Boats up to 49 $400 monthly 50 & over $525 monthly Metered water & electricity Texaco Star Port, Fuel, Oil & Ice Boat House RestaurantBar & Freshwater PoolTransportation provided from ferry dock Come by and see us, we have friendly staff waiting to serve you Open 8-5 daily VHF ch. 16 Ph: (242) 366-0065 e-mail: seasprayres@oii.net www.seasprayresort.com 2 two bedroom Villas with full Kitchens 3 one bedroom Villas with full Kitchens edge of real estate on Abaco to my own company. Im sure it will be a success. His new office will be located above Sea Star Car Rentals adjacent to Solomons SuperCenter and he can be reached at 3670080. He is shown holding one of his yard signs in the form of a house that he is sure will be an eye catcher.Unique Art Studio OpensBy Jennifer Hudson ARTORIGINAL, the working art studio of the Basket Lady, is now open in the former Agape Dental Office behind Memorial Plaza. Not only is this a working studio where one can go and watch the Basket Lady at work, but also a small but interesting art gallery displaying art for sale by talented local artists. Here Harriet Thompson displays and sells her unique pine needle creations. What began as a hobby has, over the past six years, developed into a thriving business. Harriet combines beads, sea glass, driftwood, shells and rafia with Abaco pine needles to create beautiful baskets, vases, platters, handbags and Christmas tree ornaments which are uniquely reflective of The Bahamas. This talented lady now makes her own handmade ceramics for use in her basket weaving and has added a line of jewellery. Commissions and special orders are available on request and a brochure is available at the studio. The Basket Ladys work is sold in art and craft shops in Nassau, Exuma and Bimini as well as Abaco and Harriet is delighted to now have it available at ARTORIGINAL, her own studio in Marsh Harbour. The studio is open Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and on Saturdays by appointment. Harriet More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 10 can be contacted at telephone 367-3293 or at basketlady@batelnet.bs. Eventually, it is the Basket Ladys hope to bring well known artists to Abaco to conduct workshops to encourage young people to take more interest in art and to receive guidance and nurture for their talents.Bellevue Now Has TechnicianBy Jennifer Hudson Bellevue is announcing that they are now selling Gateway and Dell computers and have a service technician on hand five days a week. The technician specializes in computers, cash registers, typewriters, fax machines and copy machines and services most major brands. Harriet Thompson has recently opened her own art studio where she does her unique pine straw needle work, making baskets, bowls and decorative items. On display is her art work along with the work of other artists. Kathy OKelleher of Bellevue Business Depot is shown selling raffle tickets to Immigration Officer Ervin McPhee. That company donated a computer for the raffle to help with the medical expenses of Mr. Hugh Cottis. The drawing will be held in December.Fund Raiser for Hugh CottisBy Jennifer Hudson A very successful Steak Out was held on October 18th at the Anglican Parish Hall to raise funds to assist with the medical expenses of Hugh Cottis, who has been receiving treatment both in Nassau and the United States for a stroke suffered in June. The sum of approximately $10,000 was raised in a wonderful community effort by the friends of Hugh Cottis. This group consisted of several community organizations such as the Rotary Club of Abaco, the Cancer Society Abaco Branch, the Kirk of the Pines, Boy Scouts and other individuals who are proud to be friends of Hugh Cottis and wanted to show their support for a man who has done so much for others. Radio Abaco was live at the scene and did much to advertise the event. In addition to the sale of steak dinners, there was an auction of cakes, pies, cases of tangerines and a beautiful fragrance basket by auctioneer Pat Bethel Please see Central Page 15

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Page 12 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 Thanksgiving Dinner BuffetWith Music by Estin November 27th, 2003 starting at 6:30 p.m.StartersNEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDERSelection of Salads to Include:BAHAMIAN POTATO SALADRED CABBAGE, WALNUT AND FETA CHEESEwith fresh mint and a light dressingTHREE BEAN SALADwith a Sesame Soy and Cilantro DressingBAHAMIAN PASTA SALADCHICKEN POTATO & CELERY SALADwith a Sour Cream and Green Onion DressingTOMATO & MOZARELLA SALADwith a fresh Black Olive DressingCHILLED MELON PLATTERCantalope and WatermelonWALDORF SALADMain Course SelectionRoast Rib of BeefGlazed with English Mustard and served with a Natural Gravy and HorseradishRoast Turkeyserved with a Dried Apricot and Cilantro Couscous, Cranberry and a Turkey JusGlazed HamGlazed with a Corn Syrup, Paprika, Orange and Brown Sugar and BakedSidesCORN WITH MILK AND HONEYDessert SelectionMIXED BERRY CHEESE CAKEA Delicious Homemade Cheese Cake topped with Cooked BerriesCRANBERRY AND PEAR CRISPLightly Baked Cranberry and Apple with a Crispy Sweet ToppingAPPLE AND CINNAMON PIEFixed Menu $35.00 not including serviceRESERVATIONS ADVISEDTel: 367-2366Amy Roberts SchoolStudents Learn About ConservationBy Jennifer Hudson A group of twelve grade five students from the Amy Roberts School on Green Turtle Cay have recently been studying conservation in school and on October 20th were able to get a first hand experience of what they had learned. These lively nine and ten year olds were very excited to make the trip into Marsh Harbour where they were taken on a tour of the conservation sights in South Abaco by Ron Pagliaro of Abaco Outback accompanied by their Headmistress, Mrs. Anne Bootle and German visitor, Britta Heller. According to Ron, the group made a very early start into the coppice north of the Abaco National Park where the parrots are back in their wintering grounds. The children were educated on the distribution and range of the Bahama parrot and taught to identify it by its colours. Many children, stated Mr. Pagliaro, have seen parrots in cages which may be of all varieties and colours and they think that these are all Bahamian parrots. However, by the end of the trip all the children knew the colour distribution of the white, green, blue and red of the Bahamian parrot. They were lucky to see a total of between 15 and 20 parrots and enjoyed observing them feeding on the berries of the fig and poisonwood trees through binoculars courtesy of Abaco Outback. The group was then taken to the Abaco National Park where they were shown the parrots breeding grounds and some of the holes they nest in. After that it was time for fun as they headed to the Blue Hole where, after being fitted out with life jackets, they swam in its waters and ate their picnic lunches. These well behaved young students were eager to tell of all they had seen, such as hummingbirds and mocking birds in addition to the parrots which they said made a lot of noise. They also enjoyed visiting the Crossing Rocks School where they were given a tour of the classrooms and saw the children at work.College FairThe Second Annual College Fair is looking to be better than the first one. So far 18 colleges, universities and vocational schools have agreed to participate in the fair slated for November 18 at New Vision Ministries. The College Fair is being sponsored by Abaco Central High School and the committee is meeting regularly to ensure the success of the fair. Members of the Committee are Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal of the school, Mr. Fritz Bootle Jr., Mr. Ricky Smith, Ms. Raquel Gaitor, Ms. Phillipa Farrington and Ms. Isobel Sherman. Some of the first time participants are Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Nova Southeastern, University of Nebraska at Kearney and Kaiser College. All interested Abacoinans are invited to attend the fair from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at More School News Please see School Page 13 Awards night at S.C. Bootle High School was held on October 20. Over 200 awards were given out for academic achievement, exemplary behavior, most improved and good attendance records. Many parents watched proudly as the awards were presented. Shown above are the prefects for this school year, many with trophies and certificates of accomplishment.

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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 13 Tel: (242) 366-0133/0333 Fax: (242) 366-0113 Website: www.abacoinn.com Email: info@abacoinn.comThanksgiving Dinnerat the Abaco InnNovember 27th, 2003 Seating 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 p.m.~Soup~LOBSTER BISQUE~Salad~BABY GREEN SALAD WITH ROASTED APPLES AND PAPAYA VINAIGRETTE~Entrees~ ROASTED PORK LOIN WITH SPINACH AND PROSCIUTTOSeasoned Pork Loin Stuffed with Fresh Spinach and Prosciutto Served with Duchess Potatoes and a Bouquetiere of VegetablesROAST TURKEY WITH WILD MUSHROOM SHALLOT GRAVYSlow Oven Roasted Turkey Basted with Brown Sugar served with a Mushroom and Shallot GravyCRAB & LOBSTER RAVIOLIFresh Bahamian Lobster & Crab Meat Steeped with Roasted Garlic and Fresh Cilantro in a Tomato Sauce over PastaPENNE PASTA COOKED AL DENTE WITH VEGETABLESIN A WHITE WINE LEMON BUTTER SAUCE~Desserts~APPLE STRUDEL TURNOVER WITH VANILLA ICE CREAMCOFFEE OR TEAPRICE PER PERSON $38.00 PLUS 15% GRATUITYVEGETARIAN PASTA DINNER $30.00 PLUS 15% GRATUITY ABACO INN CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2003 DA TE EVENT NOVEMBER 5THBONFIRE NIGHT THE BURNING OF GUY FAWKESNOVEMBER 27THTHANKSGIVING DINNERDECEMBER 22NDOPEN HOUSE CAROLINGDECEMBER 25THCHRISTMAS DINNERDECEMBER 31STTROPICAL MASKED BALL New Vision Ministries. Parents are encouraged to attend this fair with their students so they can speak directly with the college representatives. Any high school students who may be interested in going away for further education are invited to attend.Open HouseBy Isobel Sherman Long Bay School in Dundas Town held its First Annual Open House on October 23. A brief opening ceremony was held at noon to officially open the event. The school assembled outside the secondary school building. Mr. Isaac Collie, a member of the Board of Directors, gave a brief address to the students telling them how proud he was of them and the work they were displaying. The displays of the secondary students were held in the multi-purpose room where each department displayed the students work. The Art Department displayed a variety of drawings and paintings. The Science Department had students ready to demonstrate different experiments. The Social Studies Department had an impressive display of Bahamian culture. At the primary level and preschool level each grade had an attractive display of the work they did since September. In addition, parents were given written progress reports by the teachers and a newsletter was distributed. Long Bay School operates using the guidelines for education of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.Professional DaysBy Isobel Sherman Under the theme Overcoming Barriers for Life Long Learning, the Abaco District of the Ministry of Education held Professional Days on October 21 and 22 at Central Abaco Primary School. Teachers from all government schools and many private schools gathered to hear presentations. The opening ceremony on Tuesday morning included Mrs. Lenora Black who gave a talk on motivating todays learner. More School News SchoolFrom Page 12 Students of Long Bay School displayed their work at the Open House held on October 23. Their displayed art work shown great talent. Their lessons in the sciences and in social studies demonstrated their learning. Students were on hand to recreate the scientific experiments they had done in class. Please see School Page36 Appliance Centre AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION Electrical and Appliance Sales & Service We have a complete line of Installation Supplies & Accessories Full Warranty on all Equipment & AppliancesLocated on Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTelephone: (242) 367-3186 e-mail: marcoac@batelnet.bsBeat the Heat & Get Cool Full Line of A/C Supplies Freon 22 30lbs$89 Window and Wall Units 5,000 to 25,000 BTUsStarting at $$ $$ $ 249249 249249 249 20 35% OFFALL APPLIANCES

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Page 14 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003TT TT T el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 F F F F F ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: harbourviewhaven@abacoinet.com www.guanacayvillas.com Rental CottagesAll units centrally air-conditioned Satellite TV, Radio / CD / Tape player Two bedrooms, queen beds, 1 bath, full kitchen, living room Dining area seats 6, Bahama room with queen futon One bedroom, one bath apartment overlooking the harbour Outside BBQ grill Enjoy your own private gazebo and garden Harbour View HavenLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Store Hours: 9am to 5pm Ph: (242) 365-5006 365-5002 365-5028 (office) 365-5083 (fax) Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderHonorarium for the EldersSocial Services Department is celebrating our senior citizens by recognizing the eldest persons in our community this month. Mr. Daniel Whitney Pinder, 88, a laypreacher in our Methodist Church for over sixty years, a father of three sons, a widower and a man of strong faith, he lives alone and still goes on without complaint. Mrs. Annis Irene Sawyer, 87, a Christian woman widowed for almost 20 years, also lives alone and takes care of herself. She raised two sons and over the years has had a hard life but her spirit will never grow old. We could all adopt a page from their book of life. Their aches and pains must be many, but their complaints are few and you will find them both sitting in their regular seats 3 Villas, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Fully furnished kitchen 1 bedroom queen, 1 bedroom 2 singles Sitting area queen futon Dining area seats 6 All units fully furnished, Central A/C Satellite TV, Radio/CD/Tape player Outside BBQ with your own private balcony Overlooking the harbour PoolTel: (242) 365-5028/5006/5002 Fax: (242) 365-5083e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com www. guanacayvillas.comLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, BahamasSea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Please see South Page 15 South Abaco NewsThanks to a generous donation of a defibrillator from Guana Rescue, the Sandy Point Government Clinic is now capable of providing advanced cardiac life support. The defibrillator, a device to shock the heart back to life, is complemented by a complete crash cart. This fully stocked cabinet includes a complete array of emergency cardiac drugs and equipment to resuscitate victims of cardiac and respiratory arrest. Heart attack victims will be comforted to know that the equipment and trained personnel are available to provide this important service in Sandy Point. The photo shows Dr. Marc Binard demonstrating the use of the defibrillator to Sandy Points Dr. Marie Consulta and Head Nurse Estelle Pinder. The brave volunteer is Sandy Point resident George Roker. in church every time the doors are open. We, too, want to honor them both and trust they will live for many more years. School CookoutA very successful cookout was held on August 25 on the school grounds. The menu choices were curry or souse; they also served Unas famous conch fritters and the usual accompanying sweet sweets. The goal is to raise funds to re-tile the schoolroom floor which is in a deplorable state. The headmistress, Michelle Lowe, and the PTA members would all like to thank the community for their support of this project. Sandy Point used some of its park improvement money to buy a timer clock for its basketball court. A few years ago the Sandy Point Royals won the Abaco Championship, then went on to win the National Championship. They hope to reclaim that title. Shown above are, left to right, Chief Councillor Jason Roberts, Stanley White, Sandy Point Town Committee Chairman Robert McKinney, Deputy Town Committee Chairman Julie Green, Administrator Jolton Johnson, Coach James Green, and Pastor Erskine Wells.

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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 15 CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSNURSERYNURSERY NURSERYNURSERY NURSERY 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 Annuals planted now will bloom throughout the season A wide selection annuals for your flower bed Caribbean constructors ltd.Sand & Quarry Cracker Dust Rock Local 3/8" 3/4" Rock Imported ditto Pea Rock Imported Concrete Blocks6"x 8"x 16" 8"x 8"x 16"Monday Friday 7 am 4 pmP.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2502Deliveries throughout AbacoThe Great Bakers Bay Sail Away was held on August 31 with over 200 people attending. The funds raised were divided between Abaco Rage (Christopher Lightbourne receiving) and Friends of the Environment (Erin Lowe-Pagliaro receiving) donated by Bill Albury from Snappas Grill and Chill, the organizer. Each organization received $1000 dollars. For more info call Little Bill. SouthFrom Page 14 CentralFrom Page 11 which raised a substantial sum. Bellevue Business Depot had raffle tickets on sale for the IBM Netvista computer they donated for the cause and which will be raffled in December. Mrs. Jackie Estevez, President of the Rotary Club of Abaco and one of the organizers of the event, wishes to thank Price Right for their generous assistance with the purchase of steaks and the open account facility they extended to the organizers, to Mr. Lyndon Davies and his committee and to all members of the entire Abaco community who helped. Mr. Cottis continues to make steady progress towards recovery and has been receiving electrode therapy every day for a couple of weeks. After a brief return home to regain some strength, he will be returning to the United States for further treatment. We all wish him well.Monument Put BackBy Isobel Sherman The Independence monument which was on the round-about by the Marsh Harbour freight dock has been returned to the small park at the new Marsh Harbour Port, just a few feet from where it resided for many years. Thanks to Yvonne Key who secured a safe place for the monument while construction of the port was going on. Whenever the need arises, the people of Cherokee always come through. It StinksWe received another visit recently from the mosquito spray truck. Yes, it stinks, but it works. And take it from someone who hates mosquitos, Im more than willing toBakers Bay Sailaway Benefits Two Groups put up with a few minutes of wrinkling my nose to finally get a night of peaceful sleep without hearing an aggravating buzzing in my ear from a pesky little nuisance. Visiting PreacherOn October 26 Epworth Methodist Chapel welcomed back a native-son. Mr. Whitneys eldest son returned to speak at the church he grew up in. Sydney Pinders first job was as a schoolteacher in Green Turtle Cay, where he married a local girl, Margaret Pinder. They have made their home in Nassau for many years now where he is a faithful lay-preacher at Ebenezer Church. We in Cherokee have been fortunate to have had Sydney deliver many powerful messages to us over the years since he moved away and has often been invited to speak on special occasions in the community. When the news is circulated that Sydney will be preaching, the pews fill up. He speaks with authority, yet he speaks from the heart, something that is rare in this day and age. We are proud to call him one of our own. cense and inspection for motor vehicles? It is a shame to all the people who live here and the tourists who visit this island. Also, the former government, the FNM, gave Cable Bahamas licence to provide cable television to The Bahamas. After all these years we still have no cable television to the north and south ends of the island of Elbow Cay. And unless the PLP puts pressure on them, we probably will never have it. I would like to put the present government on notice. Beware! The tourists are our number one bread winners. We cannot afford to lose them. Some of them are already saying they will never come back. Worried Bahamian Hope Town resident LettersFrom Page 9

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Page 16 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed Sundays A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery COMING IN NOVEMBER 2003 ABACO 3 RADIO Drama RUNAWAY JURY Drama GOOD BOY Family Comedy OUT OF TIME Romantic Thriller THE FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS Family Comedy UNDERWORLD Suspense/Horror Creative Relations By Jennifer HudsonDevelop a Financial PlanThis article completes the articles of the recent Abaco Business Outlook seminar which covered a wide variety of factors affecting the economy of Abaco. Mrs. Betty Roberts, who has been employed in the banking business for over 23 years and currently serves as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of S.G. Hambros Bank and Trust (Bahamas) Limited, gave an overview of Investment Strategies and Portfolio Management Mrs. Roberts is an Abaconian, having been born in Hope Town where she still maintains a second home. Her advice was, Never put all your eggs in one basket. Personally build an investment strategy and balance your portfolio. Private banks are more amenable to looking at unusual businesses these days, she said. So if you have an idea, do it! You can join with people overseas and get them to put money in banks in the Bahamas. Use banks and rich people to finance business ventures. There are new plans out now to be looked into with no risks to capital. On speaking of retirement, Mrs. Roberts stated that the Bahamas will soon be experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of seniors. Business owners should consider retirement pension plans for their employees.Get Involved!Mr. Michael Albury is a successful Abaconian with a keen business acumen. He holds interests in several prominent businesses in Abaco, is President of the Chamber of Commerce and is a member of various preservation societies. In closing out the highly successful Abaco Business Outlook Conference, he stated, Abaco always holds its own and I see economic stability for Abaco for years to come. There is a strong diverse population here willing to do whatever it takes to make it work. He then closed with excellent advice to carry Abaco to even greater heights. What now? he asked. Think about your children. Get involved, join service organizations, attend fund-raisers and teach children to respect the efforts of others. LET US GET INVOLVED.Abaco Outlook Is GreatBy Portia Jonsson This year Abaco Air is celebrating 30 years of service to the Abaco community and 20 years under the present management. When business began many years ago the company had only two aircraft. Today Abaco Air has four twin-engine aircraft, two nine-passenger Britten Norman Islanders and two six-passenger Aero Commander 500s. These aircraft are very reliable and service daily scheduled flights to Nassau and two weekly flights to North Eleuthera. Charter services to the United Sates and all other family islands are also available. Beginning December 1st two daily flights on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Marsh Harbour to Moores Island will be reinstated due to popular demand. In an effort to thank their many loyal customers for their continuous support over the years and give something back to them, Abaco Air will be introducing a new rewards programme for frequent flyers on scheduled flights. In addition, half price on scheduled flights for children under 12 will also be introduced. Marsh Harbours Newest RestaurantFeaturing Bahamian and International Cuisine Owned and operated by Barbara Simmons Over 20 years of experience feeding hungry people Real food at real prices All are WelcomeOpen 7 Days a Week Serving Breakfast & Lunch 8 am until 3 pm Fridays 6 pm 9 pm for Dinner VHF Ch 9 367-2922 Memorial Plaza, Marsh HarbourAbaco Air Celebrates 30 Years

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President John in his remarks promised a more active and energetic year for Kiwanis on the island. Also installed were President-Elect Mrs. Anastasia Seymour, Treasurer Mr. Desmond Hepburn, and Secretary for 20032004 Ms. Anita Rolle. The newly installed officers will serve on the clubs Board of Directors. On hand were Kiwanians Beatrice Moxey and Administrator Gary Knowles, who also serve on the clubs Board of Directors. Immediate Past President of the club is Mr. David Knowles, who will continue to serve on the Board for the next year. Ms. Bertha McPhee, an employee of the Department of Environmental Health, was named Kiwanian of the Year for the Kiwanis Club of Great Abaco. Preceding the installation, a leadership education conference was held for the club, facilitated by District Lieutenant Governor Eddie Williams, Administrative Secretary Roy Davis and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Bertram Pinder, where emphasis was placed on the continuous education of all club members. Performing the official installation ceremony was Lieutenant Governor Eddie Williams who encouraged the new officers to take the club to higher heights, encouraging youth participation and increased membership. Mr. Pintard will be serving as club president on the worldwide Kiwanis leadership team with newly elected Kiwanis International President Robert L. Moore of Miami, Florida. Kiwanis Internationals major service focus, a program called Young Children: Priority One, will continue during 2003-04. Kiwanis International includes 8,400 clubs with 290,000 members in 85 nations. Last year Kiwanis clubs worldwide donated more than $100 million and almost six million volunteer hours for community service projects. Members of the Kiwanis Club of Great Abaco recently took part in a Leadership Education Conference. Immediately following the conference, the 2003-2004 board was officially inducted. Seated l-r Mr. John Pintard, Club President; Mr. Eddie Williams, District Lieutenant Governor; Ms. Anita Rolle, Club Secretary. Standing l-r Mr. David Knowles, Immediate Past President; Island Administrator for North Abaco Mr. Gary Knowles; President Elect Mrs. Anastasia Seymour; and Ms. Beatrice Moxey. Club NewsAnchor Club Promoted Road Safety Month.By Jennifer Hudson October is Road Safety Month and every year the members of the Anchor Club of Abaco Central High School do their part to assist in heightening public awareness on this important issue. These young people are very concerned about the dangerous driving habits on the roads and want to do what they can to try to help make the roads a safer place for all. To this end, on October 18th a group of six young people from the Anchor Club were at the traffic light distributing leaflets, which they had made, to all motorists who stopped at the light. They admonished anyone who rides a bike, motor bike or skate board to always wear a helmet and they want all people to remember Road safety is everyones business and one life lost is one too many! Members of the Anchor Club will be presenting their Brainminders programme to the Central Abaco Primary School, then later to various Sunday Schools. This programme teaches young children, through the medium of skits, various aspects of road safety such as how to cross the street safely. On October 31st Club members will have their own version of Trick or Treat in the form of Trick or Can when they will be collecting canned goods for the elderly people of Central Abaco. At Thanksgiving they will be hosting the older folks to lunch and distributing the canned goods to them. Anchor Club members handed out fliers at the traffic light in Marsh Harbour reminding motorists to observe road safely rules. Remember to Subscribe toThe Abaconian

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Page 18 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003 Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsBoaters Paradise still available on the pristine Sea of Abaco. All ocean front lots are under contract, however the Sea of Abaco still awaits with its perfect deep water dock on parcel 5, as well as the ideal island cottage. Parcel 4 is a magnificent lot, deep water for a dock, as well as beautiful property for a custom home or cottage. The best beach on Elbow Cay with its long winding white sand shores is just a short walk away. Beach access is provided to the north of parcel 3. Call today to schedule an appointment to view this oneof-a-kind property on Elbow Cay.Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsLocated at One Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, BahamasContact Chris Thompson or Greg Roberts(242) 366-0216 phone (242) 366-0223 faxVisit our website for additional listings at www.elbow-cay.com Sea To Sea Estate Property This Property is Shown by Appointment Only and is Offered Exclusively by UNDER CONTRACTUNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT June Russell Sales Patricia Love Sales Apprentice Celeste Pinder Rental Agent NEW Beach Watch Your Key to Real Estate Sales & Appraisals In The Bahamas Serving The Bahamas for Over 50 YearsLocated in The Pink Building Royal Harbour Village Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance Visit our web site to view these properties and more throughout the Bahamas From Grand Bahama to Great InaguaTel: 242-367-3262 Fax: 242-367-3260 www.bahamasrealty.bs E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bsNEW Beach WatchSpectacular views await the lucky owners from this residence. One acre plus direct beachfront on lively Guana Cay. Three bedroom, 2 bath, open plan living area. Gourmet kitchen overlooks the Atlantic. Screened porch, wrap-around deck. Observation deck atop the home affords sea-to-sea views. Beautifully and fully equipped for leisurely island living. Good rental record a must see property. List #8295$690,000 Bahama Palm Shores! Home site. Affordably priced. Secluded community south of Marsh Harbour. #7095. $15,000 Casuarina Point! Walk to 8 Mile Beach! Nice 13,000 s.f home site. Good investment. Close to bone fishing. #7159 $15,000 Guana Cay! 2/2 cottage just steps from the beach. Screened porches, tile floors, observation deck. Good rental. #7900. $391,050 Heart of Hope Town! Superb opportunity. Gillam Street. 1920 Loyalist-type house, and commercial building. Potential for restoration. #8155. $286,000 Lubbers Sweethearts Garden North end, west side, lovely 1.98 acres waterfront with 2/2 cottage. Owner motivated! #8213 $432,000 Marsh Harbour! 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List #8211 $995,000 Residential Rentals Commercial Lease By Portia Jonsson Primary and high school students at St. Francis de Sales School received life long lessons in dental health care during a presentation on October 14th from Mrs. Janet Ferguson, Dental Hygienist at Agape Family Dental Clinic, and her two assistants, Camille and LaToya. The objective of this presentation is to help give school children an understanding of the importance of good oral hygiene. They may be so busy with school, athletic and social activities that its difficult to find time to brush. They also tend to eat a lot of junk food. Combine the two and youve got a situation ripe for dental decay. Not surprisingly, this is the time when many children develop a lot of cavities. Good oral health is not difficult but it takes both child and parent to make it happen. Good oral health should begin in infancy. Reducing sugar in the diet, careful brushing and regular dental care can greatly reduce the risk of cavities. Tooth decay is the major cause of tooth loss in children. A demonstration of what happens to our teeth if we neglect to floss daily was staged. Students were taught the importance of flossing as well as the correct way to floss. As parents, we need to instruct, monitor and motivate our children on good oral hygiene. We can help with our childs dental care by using a child-size toothbrush with soft bristles, selecting a fluoride toothpaste and using a pea-sized amount on the toothbrush after every meal and before bed. If the child swallows the toothpaste, this small amount should not hurt him. Once all the primary teeth are in, begin flossing your childs teeth. When the child is ready teach him or her to floss before brushing. Remember that regular replacement of toothbrushes contributes to maintaining a consistently high level of oral hygiene. This presentation was one of the many activities held during the month of October in recognition of Dental Health Month in The Bahamas.Students Given Dental Health TalkGood oral health was the topic of a special program presented by Agape Family Dental Clinic at several area schools. Shown above are Camille and LaToya assisting Mrs. Janet Ferguson, who organized the program.

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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 19 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 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: juswon2003@yahoo.com 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 For information v isit our website: www.bahamasferries.comCall Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Price Sc hedule Sand y P oint, 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 yearsFree Free Other Unaccompanied Vehicles$40* $20* Vehicles over 5 ton grossPOA POA* Price Additional to Accompanied Passenger Vehicle Transportation Price Ph: (242) 323-2165 or 2166 Fax: (242) 323-8185 Nassau, Bahamas DayDepartArriveDepartArrive NassauSandy PointSandy PointNassau Tuesday8 am11:45 pm12:30 pm4:15 pm Friday3:30 pm7:15 pm8 pm11:45 pm Sunday3:30 pm7:15 pm8 pm11:45 pm Schedule Sandy Point, Abaco Darline Doane 84, of Essex, Connecticut and Man-O-War Cay died peacefully in her home on October 1. She is survived by her husband, Robert, of 61 years; her five children, Timotha Doane, Linda Crown, Deborah Dempsey, Robert L. Doane, Jr., and John Doane; seven grandchildren and one sister. In their retirement years, Darline and Bob enjoyed their winter home on ManO-War Cay and sailing their 27-foot Tartan, Bonnie Lass as members of the Hope Town Sailing Club. Darline frequently played the organ during services at the Church of God on Man-O-War. She volunteered as a tutor at the Man-O-War School and tried to start the Man-O-War drum and bugle corps with donated drums and bugles. Darline and Bobs home was always open to passing cruisers and visitors to Man-O-War. Darline will be remembered for her love of music and unbounded generosity. A memorial service will be held this winter on Man-O-War Cay. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the First Congregational Churchs Marjorie Sands Memorial Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 237, Essex, CT 06426.Obituaries of Relatives and FriendsBy Jennifer Hudson I wonder if any other people who frequently drive past the new Port Authority building have noticed four flags flying at half mast for the past several months. Does it give anyone else the same uneasy feeling it gives me to look at them? Since flags are traditionally flown at half mast on the death of some dignitary or famous person, it is rather disconcerting to see them constantly flying so. The flag on the conventional flagpole by the main door is flying proudly at the top of its staff while the other three look very sad. It is incorrect to have flags flying thus for no appropriate reason. It is obvious that these flags were put there for the Independence celebrations in July and the lamp poles were a convenient place to attach them. However, because the lamps take up the rightful place of the flags at the top of the pole, the flags had to be placed a good way down. While it is nice to be patriotic and use flags to celebrate national occasions, perhaps the Port Authority could erect a couple more traditional flag poles so that their flags do not have to continue flying at half mast.Bahamian Flags at Half MastViewpoint J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs

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Page 20 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003Nathan Key Drive,Marsh Harbour,Abaco Tel:242-367-2601/2 Fax:242-367-2731 Open MonSat from 8:00 am:00 pm,Sun from 9:00 am:00 pm OPEN MONDAYSATURDAY:8AM TO 7PM SUNDAY:9AM TO 2PM SUPER SAVINGS FROM SOLOMONS SUPERCENTER STOCK YOUR PANTRY: FRESH PRODUCE, BUTCHERS SHOP & DELI Super Savings $1.29:Franco American Spaghetti & Meat Balls,14.7oz .79:Super Toro Corned Beef,12oz $2.59:Kraft Mayonnaise Regular,32oz 79:Muellers Ready Cut Macaroni,16oz $1.79:Par Excellence Parboiled Rice,5lb 99:Portabello Sugar,2kg 4.4lb $8.99:Snuggle Fabric Softener,200oz $5.89:Clorox Ultra Bleach,180oz $3.99:Banquet Fried Chicken Original,34oz $1.29/lb:Danish Ribs cut-up Offer good thru 6/11/03. Product may vary from pictures shown. See store for details. STOCK THE HOUSE: HOUSEWARES, BED & BATH, ELECTRONICS, SMALL APPLIANCES, TOYS, GIFTS & MORE.

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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 21 Margot LeeEstate Agent Joined H.G. Christie, in 1998. Based in Man-O-War Cay Kathleen Albury, BRIEstate Agent Appraiser Joined H.G. Christie, in 2003 after five years of Real Estate experience. Based in Elbow CayTel/Fax: (242) 366-0032 cell: (242 ) 477-5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.com Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.comMarsh Harbour Bustic Bay 8 Unit Bonefishing resort, with fifty seat Lazy Parrot Restaurantand Bar. Central Airconditioning. Fresh water swimming pool. Excellent investment opportunity. AB100 $901,000. Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath, 5,500 sq.ft. centrally air-conditioned home on approx. 1 acre with 115' of harbour frontage. Swimming Pool. Private dock. Great Harbour Views beautifully landscaped #AB106 Price Upon Request. Treasure Cay 4 bedroom 3 bath 2,160 sq.ft. home 0n two floors, 750 sq.ft. of open sundeck on upper level, 750 sq.ft. of porch on lower. almost 3/4 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock Fully Furnished. # AB72 $575,000.Green Turtle Cay Black Sound 3 bedroom, 3 bath 3,000 sq.ft. home on .83 acres. 180' of waterfront. 1,200 sq.ft. 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage 320 sq.ft.studio. 195' of private dock fully equipped.Great Rental #AB108 $1,390,000. "On De Sound" NEW LISTING The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" The Bahamas Oldest and most extensive real estate service Global Exposure Local Expertise Over eighty years of service Over four thousand listings on line nation-wide The largest number of luxury property listings in Abaco The most extensive geographically distributed active agent network in Abaco The most professional, best researched and produced marketing materials in the Bahamas Agents' own vessels for convenient access to all areas. NEW LISTING "Plover's Nest" Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay North End 1 bedroom, 1 bath charming, compact home on 2 1/2 acres Sea-to-sea 130' Ocean Frontage and 130' Coco Bay frontage Private Dock Furnished #AB109 $995,000 Great Guana Cay Crossing Bay 2 bedroom, 2 bath 2,750 sq.ft. home with 1,100 sq.ft. of open deck on 2.6 acres with 255' of beautiful Ocean beachfront. Fabulous Ocean and Sea of Abaco Views #AB94 NEW PRICE $995,000 "North Star" NEW PRICE HOMES SALES RENTALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS Chris Plummer, BRIEstate Agent Joined H.G. Christie, in 2000. Based in Green Turtle CayJohn Cash, BRIEstate Agent Joined H.G. Christie, in 2000. Based in Treasure CayTel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 VHF Channel 16 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.com Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 Cell: (242) 477-5056 e.mail: jic@oii.net Telephone: (242) 367 5454Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamase.mail: abaco@hgchristie.com1/15/04 Marsh Harbour, Central Cays and South AbacoBahama Palm Shores Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1,300 sq.ft. home. with 1 bedroom, 1 bath detached cottage/apartment on almost 1/2 acre lot. One Block from beach, two minute walk. # AB76 $ 225,000. Bahama Palm Shores Elegant 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 2,000 sq.ft. home. with 1 bedroom, 1 bath detached cottage/apartment on double lot over 2/3 acre Near beach Auxilary Generator. # AB87 $430,000.Marsh Harbour "Pelican Point" 3 bedroom, 3 bath home 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment 2 Acres -private dock Fabulous Views. Furnished # AB67 UNDER CONTRACT Marsh Harbour Cove Estates "Laura's Hideaway" -Duplex 2 -2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments, plus efficiency, 3 separate living units great location, excellent rental income, furnished. # AB44 $187,500. Marsh Harbour Eastern Shores "Beach Point House" 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,500 sq.ft. home. 1,200 sq.ft. of verandahs and decks. 3/4 acre on Sea of Abaco Two complete living units, Beach Great views. # AB89 $1,450,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Spinnaker Point" 3 bedrooms 3 baths 1,320 sq.ft. Home, Private 50' Lay-along Boat Dock, Tastefully furnished and fully equipped # AB93 $595,000.Marsh Harbour Eastern Shores "Lookout House" 4 bedroom, 3 baths 1,600 sq.ft. on sea-to-sea 3/4 acre. New addition and renovation. Natural foliage Private dock Fabulous views Furnished. # AB91 $1,120,000. Marsh Harbour "Lightbourn" Commercial Almost 2 Acres Prime Queen Elizabeth Drive Location, near stoplight 3,600 sq.ft. Store or warehouse. # AB AB99 $1,400,000. Marsh Harbour Commercial over 1/3 Fenced Acre 2,160 sq.ft. Showroom/Office/Warehouse Building Perfect for service business or wholesaler AB110 $290,000.Marsh Harbour "Villa Douglas" Great Abaco Club 3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,650 sq.ft. Home, Upper and Lower Covered Verandas, Garage Private Dock, Boat Lift Beautifully Furnished. #AB71$1,320,000.Elbow Cay Dorros Cove 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,600 sq.ft new home, on almost 1/2 Acre overlooking Tahiti Beach. Private boat slip. Superb views and great proximity to beach and docking facilities. Fully Furnished # AB83 $840,000. "Lady Bug Loft" Man-O-War Cay 2 1/2 Acres Sea-to-sea. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,920 sq.ft. residence. 1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath guest complex on beach. 259' of beautiful Sea of Abaco beach. Lush landscaping, a myriad of fruit trees. Fully furnished and equipped. Superb Views. # AB111 $3,700,000Derek A. Lee, BRIBroker Joined H.G. Christie, in 1996. Chairman Abaco Chapter Bahamas Real Estate Association.Tel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6856 e.mail: dereklee@oii.net Look for H.G. Christie's Island Breeze Magazine The Guide to Wonderful Real Estate Opportunities Throughout the Bahamas Great Guana Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay and North AbacoGreat Guana Cay -"Plum Loco" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,228 sq.ft. home on almost 1/2 acre with 100' of beautiful beachfront. Tastefully Furnished and fully equipped #AB97$752,000.Great Guana Cay "Aquarium" Boat Harbour Area 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,100 sq.ft. Home. Great Elevation, Superb views Fully Equipped. #AB98 $345,000 Green Turtle Cay Family Residence 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath -2,265 sq.ft. living space on two floors on 1 1/2 secluded acres. # AB35 $945,000. Green Turtle Cay "Surcouf" 2,130 sq.ft. home on 1/4 acre 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath separate 1st floor apartment, 1 bedroom, 1 bath Across road from beach. Good rental income potential Furnished Ready for Occupancy #AB86 NEW PRICE $585,000.Leisure Lee "Leisure's Rest" 3 bedroom 2 full baths, plus 2 -1/2 baths 2,700 sq.ft. home beautifully landscaped. Fully Furnished. # AB84 $350,000. Treasure Cay "Chameleon Bay" 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,478 sq.ft. Home. 150' of Treasure Cay Beach-front over 1 1/2 acres. # AB95 $925,000.Treasure Cay "Honey's Home" 3 bedroom, 3 bath 1,600 sq.ft. home 2/3 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock with Boat Lift Great Canal and Sea of Abaco Views. # AB66 $765,000.Treasure Cay "Oceana" Elegant Beach-front home 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 1,690 sq.ft., 1 bedroom, 1 bath 400 sq.ft. guest house. Garage. Beautifully landscaped and furnished. #AB92 $1,590,000 Treasure Cay "South View" 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home. Canal-front Location Great Sea of Abaco Views, Good family home Fully furnished. # AB30 $340,000.Sand Banks Creek "Dannie's Den" 2 bedroom, 2 bath new home + 80' Waterfront Almost 1 1/2 wooded acres. Private Dock # AB73 $395,000. PRIVATE ISLAND"Carrington Cay" 1.4 AcresNear Leisure Lee # AB5147 $375,000. Bahama Palm Shores Beachfront Parcel 100' wide over 450' deep over 1 Acre. Land Cleared for Building.34' x 26' Storage Building Pump House Stairs to Beach # AB5150 $211,000. Cabbage Cove 1/3 Acre Sea of Abaco Beach-front Building Sites Mid-way between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay # AB5142 $118,000.Elbow Cay "Marnie's Creek" 1/2 acre hillside building sites, a private dock slip for each parcel Fabulous Sea of Abaco views # AB5114 from: $230,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Area "Madiera Hill" 1.497 Acres 312' x 209' Waterfront access super views. # AB5143 $395,000. Green Turtle Cay "Coco Sound" 28 prime residential building sites between Coco Bay and White Sound from 1/4 1/2 acre. # AB5090 from: $59,000. Man-O-War Cay "L.U.A. Tract" Over 1 Acre Sea-to-Sea Private Dock AB5153 $645.000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Lot # 48 & # 49 SOLD Sand Banks Creek One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90' of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of Treasure Cay Limited Number Available. # AB5069 from: $63,700. Tilloo Cay "Thompson Tract" 7 acres. sea-to-sea, good elevation -for great Sea of Abaco and Ocean views can be divided into 2 3.5 acre parcels. # AB5113 $965,000. VACANT LAND "Son Burns" NEW PRICE "Sunset Point Resort" NEW LISTING "Harbour View Villa" Murphy Town WHY RENT?2 Bedroom, 2 Bath home. Centrally Located. Newly Completed and ready for immediate occupancy. Great Value. #AB107 $142,000. For qualified first home buyers $135,000. Murphy Town NEW LISTING NEW LISTING "Ceylon's Isle" "Rosewood"

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Page 22 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003My name is Gary Sawyer, President of Abaco Petroleum Company Limited. We distribute Texaco products throughout Abaco, from Fox Town to Sandy Point. As president of our company, I feel obligated to reply to what I consider an unfair attack on our companys integrity as a corporate citizen of this community through allegations and innuendos in an article that appeared on pages 10 and 11 in The Abaconian of September 15, 2003. The article (which is reproduced here for the readers benefit) appears under the byline of Ms. Portia Jonsson, and features statements made by Mr. Cay Mills, Chief Councillor of Central Abaco Local Government District and Chairman of the Dundas Town Township Committee, in which he expresses disapproval of the construction of a Texaco gas station and convenience store on Forest Drive in Dundas Town.As Chairman of the Dundas Town township (sic), I hope the owners are not using their political muscle to try to deceive the residents of Dundas Town for their own personal greed, Cay Mills .I am not interested in attacking Ms. Jonsson or The Abaconian as I am fully committed to freedom of the press in our Bahamian democracy. I must say, however, that it would have been a better mark of responsible journalism if the paper had contacted me or another company spokesperson to air a response to Mr. Millss charges. I also would not be replying to the article at all had it not been for the following statement made by the Mr. Mills in the last paragraph of the article: As Chairman of the Dundas Town township (sic), I hope the owners are not using their political muscle to try to deceive the residents of Dundas Town for their own personal greed.Clarifying the IssueIf Mr. Mills were just a regular citizen shooting off his mouth, I might be inclined to say he was making a cheap political shot and leave it at that. But he holds two very responsible positions in this community through trust placed in him by the voters: Chief Councillor and Chairman of the Dundas Town Township Committee. His words carry more weight than even he perhaps realizes. Gary SawyerIt is a matter to be taken seriously when he publicly suggests that this major investment of $700,000 to $800,000 in the Dundas Town economy came about because of political manipulation, deception and greed. It is also reckless for a leader in his position, who should be concerned with all aspects of his communitys development, including its economy, to respond in such a manner to such an undertaking for development.We do not mix politics with business. We are committed to safety and environmentally sound engineering.What Are the Facts?But let the record speak for itself. Abaco Petroleum has been in operation in Abaco for seven years. The company has emerged as a leader in the distribution of petroleum products from Fox Town to Sandy Point because of the following principles and practices: We do not mix politics with business. It is well known what my political affiliation is. I do not hide that. I believe in a democracy people should be able to freely express their political affiliation. But we do business with people of all political persuasions. If our company allowed politics to interfere with our business, we would lose valuable customers and employees. Besides, we have had 10 projectsGary Sawyer Clarifies The Abaconians Article on Dundas Town Texaco Stationapproved under the previous government and only two, including the one in Dundas Town, approved since the change of government in May, 2002. We are committed to safety and environmentally sound engineering. Our record of safety speaks for itself. It is another reason we do not allow politics to enter into the process of project approval. Plans for the Dundas Town station were drawn up by a professional engineering firm and submitted to Town Planning Board of the Central Abaco District, which passed the project on to the Ministry of Works for review and approval. It is the Volatile Section of the Building Control Unit of the Ministry of Works which approves service stations based upon sound engineering and safety considerations. Abaco Petroleum uses the latest technology for efficiency and safety in the construction of service stations to which it delivers products. In the case of the Dundas Town station, were using the PetroFirst system, which means everything tanks and pumps are placed under the canopy. There are no pipes around the property. Pipes are the major cause of leakage that can cause ground water contamination or explosions. The vent system also goes up through the canopy to minimize exposure, and the tanks are double-walled to minimize leakage. Abaco Petroleum is committed to empowering Abaconians economically. We do not seek to own service stations, but to work in partnership with owner-operated stations providing delivery of fuel and petroleum products. Our business is distribution, not ownership of property. Mr. Leland Simms of Murphy Town is the owner of the Dundas Town Texaco Station and Tall Pines Star Mart convenience store. If we were greedy, as Mr. Mills suggests, we would want to own everything. Furthermore, we believe in expanding economic opportunities to communities throughout Abaco, not just in Marsh Harbour. Thats why we are pleased to see this investment in Dundas Town in this growing community on Forest Drive near the new subdivision and schools. We hope it will give impetus to further economic development in the area, including in Murphy Town. Abaco Petroleum believes in giving back to the community through charitable donations. We are one of the most robust corporate donors in Abaco to sports and youth development, which Mr. Mills knows of firsthand, the Fire Department, Trauma One, churches and schools all over the island, hurricane relief efforts such as after Hurricane Floyd, etc. We cannot be faulted for not sharing in the upliftment of and caring for our communities not what you would expect from those characterized by greed. Mr. Cay Mills is the only member of the Dundas Town community who has come to complain to me about this project; no one else has.Further ClarificationsI would like to highlight and respond to some other areas of criticism presented in the article:Mr. Mills charges that it is disrespectful to go ahead without notifying the Dundas Town Committee. A project of this magnitude should have been brought to the attention of Dundas Town residents.We do not presume to tell the town planning committee how it should conduct its business. Once we submit the plans and proposal to town planning, it is up to that body to follow whatever procedures it deems necessary to inform or involve the affected community. Mr. Mills has already suggested that we used politics to receive approval. He cannot have it both ways. If, as a local government leader, he has ideas about how to involve the community in the approval process, he should pursue such reforms in the proper time and place, not use this new development as a battering ram. Mr. Mills charges that: The service station is in a residential area; There is already a gas station in Dundas Town and this one could have been placed in Murphy Town; The station will be in a school zone next to the new subdivision, making the area congested; and The station would be on an accident prone corner where there was a fatal traffic accident some months ago. The station and convenience store will be on a site that was a convenience store that went out of business. It was already commercial property. I have already discussed the safety aspects. The other gas station, Shell, is even closer to residences on the front street. As to putting it in Murphy Town, the survey conducted concluded that this growing commercial and residential area in Dundas Town would be an ideal location for a business such as this. No one puts a business where it is not likely to succeed. Besides, residents and transients would benefit greatly from the station and the store being so conveniently located in their community. As to the tragic traffic accident, that had nothing to do with the station, as it did not even exist at that time. Experience would also suggest that having more business traffic would probably make drivers more cautious while traveling through that area.At the time when Mr. Mills spoke with the owners, the tanks were not in the ground and he finds it peculiar that they would be digging until two oclock in the morning. This is whining and clutching at straws; it makes Mr. Mills seem like a professional complainer with nothing better to do. If he had asked the workers why they were digging so late, he would have experienced a lesson in commitment to high-level efficiency in business and to getting the job done on time, something the Bahamian economy can use more of. Mr. Barry Kemp of Quick Welding, who is responsible for installing this project, had a window of opportunity to use the digging equipment of H&W Heavy Equipment and Construction Service while it was in transit from North Abaco to a job near Cherokee. To wait for its return would have delayed the project by perhaps weeks. The equipment arrived at Dundas Town in the evening to depart the next morning. The workers worked through the night to excavate the hole for the tanks.Company PrideI am proud to say that Abaco Petroleum Company Limited is a Bahamian company owned and operated by native Abaconians that has provided seven years of outstanding service to this community. We have shown by example that Bahamians can be successful in business and contribute greatly to their economy, and to the advancement of their community and country. We are always ready to help empower new Bahamian entrepreneurs, and to serve our people through community involvement and philanthropy. We do not mix politics with business; we do not cut corners on safety. Finally, Abaco Petroleum would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank All Abaconians for their generous patronage and support of our company over the past several years. We look forward to a continuing relationship of mutual respect and service in which you inspire and encourage us to work even harder to be the kind of corporate citizen you wish to see thriving in this community. This statement of clarification is paid for by Abaco Petroleum Company Limited.By Portia JonssonDundas Town Chairman Cay Mills is not happy with the construction of a new gas station in Dundas Town. A few months ago while in Toronto, Canada, he called Administrator Williams about the project because concerned citizens of Dundas Town were complaining. Mr. Williams was asked to put a halt to the project and send the decision about the gas station to the community for the people to have a say about what was going on. Mr. Williams declined to do so. Back in January of this year when the proposal for the gas station was posted, nothing came from Town Planning to the Town committee so Chairman Mills thought the project was scratched. Mr. Mills has spoken with the owners of the project, Mr. Gary sawyer of Man-OWar Cay and Mr. Leland Simms of Murphy Town. As Chairman of Dundas Town, he cited a few reasons why the project would not be appropriate in Dundas Town. Firstly, it is disrespectful to go ahead without notifying the Dundas Town committee. A project of this magnitude should have been brought to the attention of Dundas Town residents. Secondly, the service station has concerns on both sides, the highway and the side street. It is located in a school zone and adjacent to the biggest subdivision in Abaco, Central Pines Estates. Mr. Mills feels that with the addition of the service station this area would be congested. Additionally, the service station is located on the corner where there has been one traffic fatality for the year and continues to be accident prone. Mr. Mills stated that Dundas Town already has a service station and asked why not put it in Murphy Town as there is no service station in Murphy Town. On August 18th Mr. Mills went to the Environmental Health Department. At that time no site plan had been brought in for Environmental Health to verify if Texaco was putting all the safety mechanisms in place. Mr. Mills wanted to find out how hazardous it would be to put a service station in a residential area with a sick baby born with a breathing problem living just feet away from this project. He then proceeded to to the Ministry of Works to find out if they had a site plan of this proposed service station and what safety guidelines they were taking. Mr. Mills was informed that nothing was taken to the Ministry of Works. At the time when Mr. Mills spoke with the owners, the tanks were not in the ground and he finds it peculiar that they would be digging until two oclock in the morning. Mr. Mills wanted to add one final note. As Chairman of the Dundas Town township, I hope the owners are not using their political muscle to try to deceive the residents of Dundas Town for their own personal greed.Committee Chairman Speaks OutReprinted from The Abaconian, pp 10 11, September 15, 2003 An Advertisement

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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 23 HOMES & LANDElbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and PropertyFamily Island SpecialistsChris Thompson(chris@hopetown.com)Greg Roberts(greg@hopetown.com)Ph: (242) 366-0216 www.elbow-cay.com Fax: (242) 366-0223OCEAN HOUSE Incredible parcel of property with 2 bedroom, 2 bath home located on the Atlantic Ocean in historic Hope Town Settlement. 74 feet of ocean front on long white sandy shore. The house has open floor plan with large kitchen and great/dining room, vaulted ceilings, good rental history. Price: $1,300,000LITTLE ORCHARD Island home located in Buttonwood Bay, 3bd/2bth, fully furnished, central a/c, wrap around decking. Full 1 bed/ 1bath apartment below (rental income of $800/month) Enclosed large workshop, 30kw generator, 3 phone lines, cable TV. Lot fully landscaped with mature fruit trees Price:$532,500DORROS COVE Large hillside lot 110 x 200 with great views of the Atlantic, cleared and ready to build your perfect island home. Underground electric & telephone, great buy. Price:$151,500MARNIES LANDING Private marina community at the southern end of Elbow Cay offering acre lots with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Sea of Abaco, or both. Each lot comes with private dock slip at the marina, homesites staggered for optimal views. Starting at:$230,000MARNIES LANDING LOT #7B Rare opportunity to buy not only one of the most beautiful 1/2 acre lots in Marnies with panoramic views, but also have 2 private dock slips, one for a runabout up to 30 the other up to 60 Price:$325,000 ELBOW CAY ELBOW CAY ELBOW CAYLocated on Lubbers Quarters Cay. Development faces the Sea of Abaco across from Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. Beautiful sunrises. Each homesite comes with a dock slip at the private marina. Great investment opportunity. Starting at:$89,000 LUBBERS QUARTERS EAST VIEW Price: $1,756,0003+ acre private cay, undeveloped, accessed from Elbow Cay, located in White Sound, great elevation, deep water for dock, rare opportunity, serious inquiries only, shown by appointment. UNDER CONTRACT JOES CAYPrice: $1,390,000Custom home in private marina community facing the Sea of Abaco. Turn-key 4B/4B, open kitchen, dining area and great room. Includes 2 dock slips, one can accommodate up to a 60 yacht. VILLA JUNKANOOPrice: $1,500,000 Custom Timber Peg ocean front home, views of Tilloo Cay and beyond. 3B/3B, spacious kitchen open to great room, large wrap around deck with pool, and private dock slip at Tahiti Beach. ATLANTIC HORIZONSPineapple Beach House Custom ocean front home on sandy beach, 4 b/3 b, open kitchen and great room on second floor w/ balconies for incredible views, completely furnished, freshwater pool. Detached garage offers additional 1bed/1 bath studio. Rental history available, great buy.Price: $1,550,000 PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSEPrice: $1,870,000Fabulous Villas located at the mouth of Hope Town Harbour. These 2 bed/ 2 bath villas are beautifully furnished with West Indian decor throughout. A dip pool is shared and surrounded by open decking. Sold fully furnished, totally turnkey, rental history. FLAMINGO VILLASBy Jennifer Hudson Recently a team of persons from the United States Forestry Service was on Abaco to do an assessment on proactive fire management for the pine forests. This assessment was carried out by the Forestry Commission in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, The Nature Conservancy, the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department, Friends of the Environment and the Bahamas National Trust. The teams main object was to assess the logistics for a Fire Management Initiative Project. A project of this nature has already been carried out in Florida, and Abaco is being assessed as the initial site for a possible programme in the Bahamas. Eventually, it is hoped to begin programmes on Grand Bahama, Andros and New Providence, areas where pine forests are in abundance. This programme would involve managing of the forests by the use of fire IN A PRESCRIBED WAY. No burning has as yet been done or will be done until all assessments and training procedures have been completed. This is an extremely important venture and the team wants to sensitize people to the need for fire UNDER CONTROLLED CONDITIONS. Presently, forest fires are set indirectly by humans in several ways e.g., throwing down lighted cigarette butts, burning garbage too close to scrub or leaving glass bottles where they heat up under the intense sun and ignite surrounding vegetation. As we all know, forest fires occur quite frequently on Abaco, and too frequent burning does not allow new seedlings time to grow. Various levels of maturity are needed in the forest for it to be a healthy forest. The aim of fire management is to have small, low intensity fires to consume the bulk of the fuel load. There is much natural fuel on the forest floor in the form of leaf litter, pine needles, dead branches and rotting and wasted trees. This, building up over time, can cause catastrophic wild fires. Properly trained people can reduce the load of fuel by prescribed, controlled burning so that wild fires will not destroy mature forest, parrots, hogs and other wild life. It will also protect urban interface areas such as schools, airports and residential areas. Pine trees are one of the few natural resources we have in the Bahamas besides salt and fish and must be protected for future generations. This very valuable resource which is a provider of timber and fuel is presently not being managed. Although the Commission recognizes that the fire department does an admirable job in fire fighting, the fire fighters have actually had no official training in the management of forest fires. Local persons will be properly trained for this. Four representatives from the Bahamas National Trust have already been to Belize for initial training which is the first step in the programme. Another aim is to educate people so that burning for hogs (which, though not legal, is a common practice in Abaco ) can be done in a controlled way that is safe. Similar projects have been underway in the United States for about 50 years and, although the programme at first met with some controversy, it has achieved very good results. All national parks use prescribed fire in one way or another to protect their natural resources. 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Page 24 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003 Marsh HarbourChristmas Boat ParadeMonday, December 22 at 7 p.m. Chaptains Meeting at the Jib Room, Dec 20 6 p.m. Donations may be taken to Abaco Insurance or the Jib Room This event relies solely on community donations. We thank you in advance for your generous donation towards the fireworks display Gallery & Frame Shop Tel: 367-4227 Abaco Glass Tel: 367-2442 October was declared Older Persons Month by the Prime Minister, Mr. Perry Christie. The Social Services Department on Abaco recognizes the oldest citizens of each community on Abaco.Sandy PointMrs. Delores Pinder recently celebrated her 87th birthday. Originally from Eleuthera, she was married to James A. Pinder of Pinders Point, Grand Bahama. They lived in Sandy Point for many years. She is an excellent cook and is active in her church. Although not blessed with any children of her own, she was mother to many.Crossing RocksMr. Israel Williams, Sr., 75, was born to the late Julier and Dennis Williams. Mr. Williams has nine children, six boys and three girls, 34 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. He has one sister Enamae Williams of Crossing Rocks. He continues to farm and enjoy his life and influence the lives of others. Mens, Womens & Childrens Wear T-Shirts Infants Clothing Household Items LuggageQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh HarbourMon Sat 8:30 am 5:30 pmTel: 367-2017Spooners Mrs. Ninvelle Walker, age 92, was born to the late Minner and James Henry Roberts. She was married to the late Uncle Buck as he was normally called. She was blessed with 14 children, 12 girls and two boys, 34 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers. Even though she is blind, she remains very active. On December 10 she will be 93 years. May God continue to bless Mar Missie as she continues to mold lives in the community of Crossing Rocks.Hope TownMrs. Mariah Lowe, 82, was born in Hope Town and was married to Mr. Dewitt Lowe for 66 years. He passed away earlier this year. The couple had seven girls, four live in Marsh Harbour, one in Hope Town, one in Georgia and one is deceased. She has seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great, greatgrandchildren. Mrs. Lowe remains active, traveling between Hope Town and Marsh Harbour weekly. She has always had the reputation of being an excellent cook and is still actively cooking. Bishop Franklin Lonty Russell, 77, was the son of Charlotte and Ronald Malone. He has been active in his community serving as police officer, member of the Board of Works and as undertaker. He attends the Methodist Church where he is an usher.Murphy TownMrs. Melvease Mitchell, 87, was married to Bishop Harold Mitchell. They had four children. She is an active member of the New Birth Ministry in Marsh Harbour. Rev. Roland Swain, 77, was married to the late Pleasant Mitchell. They were blessed with 16 children. He is now married to Mary Hunt Swain. He was the first Supervisor of the Road Traffic Department on Abaco, a position he held for 16 years. He is active in the Friendship Tabernacle Church and is the oldest minister on Abaco. He was elected the first president of the Abaco Christian Council. Rev. Swain was the District Superintendent of the Bahamas Evangelical Association for six year and is now Overseer for all the Evangelical Creole churches in the Bahamas.Dundas TownEldarado Ward, 88, was born at Old Place to Hilton and Marion Curry. She attended the Old Place All Age School where her grandfather was the principal. She was married to John Ward and had six children. Four daughters are still alive as well as a step daughter, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren as well as three great-great-grandchildren. She moved to Dundas Town in 1941 when Old Place was relocated. She helped build the old Dundas Town School, the oldOctober Was Older Persons Month Please see Seniors Page 25

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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 25 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Ph: 242-367-2797 Fax: 242-367-2359@available GATORADEHERRSHERRS HERRSHERRS HERRS Ranch Flavored Tortilla ChipsSaddle up for some serious flavor! Herrs delicious new Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips deliver a hearty, bold ranch taste that you wont be able to get enough of. Viva La Ranch!WelchsIts a fact.Gatorade is the most researched sports drink on the planet. Which might explain why nothing refuels and replenishes better not water, not juice or soda, not other sports drinks. Its scientifically formulated to have the right taste, the right amount of carbs and no carbonation.Welchs Grape Juice has been a family favorite for more than six generations. Today, our classic purple grape juice has been joined by a wide variety of wholesome juices to please every taste. Theyre all made with the same attention to quality as the original The choice for great cola taste. Aquafina PEPSI Enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Aquafina. Our state of the art reverse osmosis purification system ensures consistently great tasting Aquafina in every bottle. Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is Cherokee Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $110 $295 $645 26 Paramount $180 $450 $925 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO teachers residence the post office and the nurses residence by beating rocks and toting lime. She and her husband were farmers and sometimes walked from Dundas Town to Bustick Bight where they would spent several days in the fields. They would have to carry back the produce on their heads. They cut quarry and beat rocks to build the main road in Dundas Town. She has been a member of the Dundas Town Burial Society as a Sick Committee for over 50 years. She still attends the sick at age 88 and sleeps at their homes at night when shes on duty An avid gardener, people often say she gets things to grow on rocks. She has a green thumb. She loves flowers, baking and does all her household chores. She has been a member of St. Andrews Methodist Church for more than 59 years. She is still actively involved in the choir and prayer band and sometimes she even walks to church. Harold Smith, 86, was born to Nathaniel and Delrona Smith in Old Place. He moved to Dundas Town when Old Place and Cornish Town were relocated after severe hurricanes in 1932 and 1936. When the town was moved, he was not married and houses were allotted to families. He was allowed to bid for one of the government scheme homes ten by twenty as he said that he was the first man to raise a cutlass to cut the foot road for the settlement. He helped as a carpenter in building the houses. He was a crewman on the Arena, a onemasted sail boat that plied between Nassau and Abaco, He was a mate on the Frezil that was captained by Mr. Charles Sawyer exporting crawfish from Abaco to West Palm Beach. He has been a sexton at St. Andrews Methodist Church for over 50 years.Man-O-WarJohn Emerson Albury, 84, known as Mr. Emerson, is a master at the art and craft of woodworking. He completed his first boat as a young teenager and spent much of his life as a shipwright with the William Albury Shipbuilders. He helped complete countless vessels. In later years he constructed homes for second homeowners. Recently he has been crafting furniture, particularly beautiful rocking chairs. He continues to be a pillar in that community. Mrs. Rowena Lois Sands, 85, was born in Hope Town but grew up in ManO-War. She was married to Basil Augustus Sands and the couple had seven children, all of whom live on Abaco. She now has eight grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. She keeps busy doing her own housework and keeping in touch with many friends.Cherokee SoundMrs. Annis Sawyer, 86, was married to Hamilton Sawyer who passed away in 1985. She is the mother of one child, has two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is a member of the Methodist Church. She was a homemaker while her husband worked as a fisherman and later as a road cleaner, a job which her grandson now does. Mr. Daniel Whitney Pinder, 87, was married to Kathleen Pinder for 57 years. He is the proud parent of three sons, Sydney, Hartis and Rex, all in Nassau. He has seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He worked as a boat builder in his youth, then farmed to support his family. He has been active in the Methodist Church for many years.Marsh HarbourFlossie Belle Albury, 79, was the daughter of Milton and Sadie Albury. She was married to J. Wilson Albury and they had eight children. She now has eleven grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Mrs. Albury has had struggles in her life including having a daughter with a disabling disease and a husband she had to nurse for many years. She has a strong faith which has sustained her throughout the years. Anderson Stewart Stratton, 79, was born to Dr. Robert Stratton and Mrs. Lilah Annette Stratton. He is married to Lily M. Stratton and they have five children. He has had a varied life, becoming a successful seaman, fisherman and a licensed captain. He was very knowledgeable of the outdoor flora and fauna of The Bahamas.Oldest Seniors Are Honored He learned woodworking and boat building. Then he and his brother went into the crawfish business. They later began several very successful businesses including Sea Breezes Hardware Store, Marsh Harbour Shipping Company and Sea Breezes Heavy Equipment construction company, Thirty years ago he and his sons and son-in-law established Marsh Harbour Exporters and Importers, a seafood exporting business. He has had many honours including a British Empire Medal.Casuarina PointMr. Hilbert Burrington Pinder, almost 85, has been very active for his entire life. He is a farmer entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He still manages the Rocky Farm Nursery which supplies plants for his nursery in Nassau, shipping large quantities of plants on a regular basis. He brings Christmas joy to many homes and businesses as he grown thousands of poinsettias which everyone will enjoy next month. He wants everyone to know that he has been living for Christ for 43 years and advises everyone to Trust in Jesus. SeniorsFrom Page 24

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Page 26 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003 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 Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MORECONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLEABLE ABLEABLE ABLE CALL/FAX365-8749ORemail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PP PP PRICESRICES RICESRICES RICES B B B B BELOWELOW ELOWELOW ELOW U U U U U .. .. SS SS S .. .. R R R R RETAILETAIL ETAILETAIL ETAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLEWe proudly list the students who are away at school in Nassau and abroad. They show a determination to better themselves and we wish them all success in their various fields. We congratulate their parents and family members who also realize the importance of a higher educationa and are working hard and making sacrifices to give them the chance to have a better life. Andrew Albury is in his first year at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. Andrew is the son of Linda and Danny Albury of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Tamara Burrows is in her first year at Success Training College in Nassau where she is studying computer science. Tamara is the daughter of Charlie Burows and Dennalee Curry of Coopers Town and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Barnard Curry has begun college at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau and is majoring in accounting. Barnard is the son of Wilfred and Edora Curry of Cedar Harbour. He graduated from S.C. Bootle High School where he was the valedictorian. He was awarded an Abaco Pathfinders scholarship. Deidre Curry is in her first year at New England Tech in West Palm Beach where she is working toward an associate degree in computer business management. Deidre is the daughter of Jackie and Christine Curry of Mount Hope. She is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School where she received a High Flyer award. Felicia Curry is in her second year a New England Tech in West Palm Beach where she is studying computer networking and technology. She was on the Deans list for the last quarter with a 4.0 GPA. Felicia is the daughter of Christine and Jackie Curry of Mount Hope and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Renardo Curry is in his first year at Florida Metropolitan University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has his associate degree from his studies at Success Training College in Nassau and Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach. He is studying finance. Renardo is the son of the late Mispah Curry and Lucian Curry. He finished high school in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Juliette Deal is in her second year of college and is attending the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, where she is studying Interior Design Juliette is the daughter of Kathleen Frederick of Guana Cay. She attended Abaco Central High School. Elizabeth Eldon is attending at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. She is taking general courses until she decides if she wants to study law. Elizabeth is the daughter of Stephen and Jackie Eldon of Bahama Palm Shores. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Samantha Gaitor is in her second year at Broward Community College studying to be a dental hygienist. She is in a three-year program. Samantha is the daughter of Harold and Carolyn Gaitor of Moores Island. She lived with Minalee and Charles Bodie in Murphy Town to attend school in Marsh Harbour. She graduated from Abaco Central High School and attended the Bahamas Vocational and Technical Institute in Nassau. She was awarded an Abaco Pathfinders scholarship. Harriet Gomez is in her last year of studies to receive a Masters degree in forensic science at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. Harriet is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and is the daughter of Venable Gomez and Eulamae of Murphy Town. Shenika Hepburn is in her second year at Florida Hospital College in Orlando, Florida, where she is taking a pre-med course. Shenika is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hepburn of Crossing Rocks. Zyandric Jones is in his third year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau where he is studying art andThese Students Attend Schools Abroad Please see Students Page 27

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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 27 Marsh Harbour Boat Yard Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat LiftServices include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Mechanical repairs Well stocked marine store (incorporating Triple J Marine Store)For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.com B & D MarineAbacos Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items At the Traffic Light P.O. Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKI Service between Freeport and Marsh HarbourDay TimesDepart FPOArrive MHHDepart MHHArrive FPO Friday thru7 a.m.7:45 a.m.8 a.m.8:30 a.m. Monday4 p.m. 4:45 p.m.5 p.m.5:30 p.m. Tuesday &7 a.m.7:45 a.m.8 a.m.8:30 a.m. Wednesday Visitors can take advantage of a one-day Casino Excursion to Freeport or an overnight package. Package options include air fare, ground transportation and hotel accommodation.For more information call Ph 242-367-4826 Marsh Harbour Ph 242-352-5778 Fax 242-351-5693 Freeport majorsair@coralwave.com Majors Air Service Flight Schedule 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 design. Zyandric is the son of Patrice Rolle of Murphy Town and Zyandell Jones of Dundas Town. He is a graduate of Abaco central High School. Nquania Knowles is in her second year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau where she is majoring in secondary education. Last year she maintained a GPA of 2.35. Nquania is the daughter of Brenda Russell of Treasure Cay and Joe Knowles of Nassau. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Denero McIntosh is attending the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad. He is working toward an Associate degree in pharmacology. Denero is the son of Jackson and Iva McIntosh of Dundas Town. He graduated from Government High in Nassau. Wesley McIntosh has transferred to Derry Institute of Technology in Orlando, Florida, where he is studying computer engineering. He received an Associate degree from Success Training College in Nassau. Wesley is the son of Vernika McIntosh. and Earklin McIntosh of Green Turtle Cay. He graduated from S.C. Bootle where he was the head boy. Rashida Murray is working toward her Bachelors degree at Louisiana State Louisiana in Baton Rogue, Louisiana where she is studying psychology. She received an Associates degree in criminology from the College of the Bahamas in Nassau. Rashida is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Murray of Treasure Cay. She was awarded a Prime Time Scholarship which is a full scholarship, paying all tuition, board and room expense and even transportation between the school and Abaco. Shavanna Murray began her studies at New England Tech in West Palm Beach, Florida where she is studying computerized business management. She is working toward an Associate degree. Shavanna is the granddaughter of Agatha Russell of Crown Haven. She graduated from S.C. Bootle High School. Sherise Latoya Rolle is in her second year at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau where she is studying nursing. Sherise is the daughter of Freeland and Sharon Rolle of Coopers Town. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Students From Page 26Schools Abroad Beckon StudentsTaryn Russell is in her third year at the University of Havana in Cuba where she is studying accounting. Taryn is the daughter of Whitfield Russell and Dorolyn Wilmore, both of Murphy Town. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She is on a Cuban government scholarship. Hilary Rutter has begun her college work at Hartlepool, England, where she is studying law and accounting. Hilary is the daughter of Geoffrey Rutter and Edith Sims. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and has an Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship. Alexis Sawyer is in her first year at the College of St. Benedicts and St. Johns University in St. Joseph, Minnesota, where she is studying elementary education. Alexis is the daughter of Emalin and Santina Sawyer of Dundas Town. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Lyle Sawyer is attending Florida Tech in Melbourne, Florida, where he is taking a general course. Lyle is the son of Marty and Kimberley Sawyer of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of Florida Air Academy. He enjoys being a pitcher on the schools baseball team. Raquel Smith is in her first year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau, where she is studying accounting and music. Raquel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Smith of Marsh Harbour. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Please see Students Page 30

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Page 28 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003 Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned and Rehubbed Aluminum Brass Stainless Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum SandblastingPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Hotel Licensing15 Oct 03 Only two members were present so the meeting was not held but hotel tax collections were discussed informally. A 6 percent tax is imposed and collected from hotel guests which must be submitted to government by the 15 th of the next month. The monthly amount varies from several hundred dollars for the smaller hotels and may approach $20,000 for larger properties during peak months. It was noted that of the nine licensed hotel properties in the Central Abaco District Councils jurisdiction only one is current in remitting the hotel tax payment to government. Two hotels are two months delinquent, two more are four months delinquent, one is seven months overdue while three have not ever submitted this tax. Port16 Oct 03 Only three members were present which did not constitute a quorum so the meeting was not held. Marsh Harbour 21 October 2003 Members asked how the wrecked truck on the Spring City highway could be removed. It had been stolen and left abandoned where it crashed into a power pole. It was noted that its removal is underway. Over three acres for long-term parking may be available at the airport in the wooded area west of the present terminal extending to Abaco Air. Further inquiries will be made to Civil Aviation concerning this potential parking site. The restricted entrance to the Sweeting tract was discussed. The approach is being widened but the road is severely restricted where it passes through the cut in the hill. Safety issues were raised over traffic volume generated by the two existing churches and a third church underway at this bottleneck. Committee member Emory Curry thanked the committee for sending to the informative local government seminar held recently in Freeport. A request had been made for a speed bump on the road to the ferry dock where a fence and sharp curve restrict vision and traffic is frequently in a hurry to catch the ferry. A similar request was for a bump at the top of the hill leading to Pelican Shore where the curve and a hill restrict vision. A study will be requested of Works in Nassau using their expertise to find speed control solutions. Notice will be given to remove a derelict house on Marsh Harbours front street. The abandoned house is being used by vagrants to the detriment of the neighborhood. Extensive discussions centered around golf carts being on the Marsh Harbour roads. Questions arose as to legality, safety, traffic nuisance and hazard, etc. No conclusion was reached but it was felt that the slow and small golf carts were not compatible with the growth and commercial atmosphere of Marsh Harbour. Questions of the status of a cemetery for Spring City disclosed that the Ministry of Housing has obtained a 100 acre plot in the Spring City area to develop into residential lots. Inquiries will be made to see where a cemetery could be located. Deputy Chairman Yvonne Key presented several issues to members for their general knowledge and to be recorded in the minutes. A contract for $4760 was given to E & B Waste to clean and restore the dump to acceptable standards. E & B Waste divided the job roughly in half assigning the bulldozer work to a subcontractor and retaining the payloader work. Due to manipulations by the Chief Councillor, the subcontractor received the entire payment. An outstanding invoice to Sunshine Trucking for $687 is still unpaid although Council records show a check was issued for this service. The lack of a shop license for The wrecked pick-up truck on the Spring City road has been an eyesore for some time. The Marsh Harbour Spring City Town Committee has been working to get it hauled away. It was a stolen truck which crashed into a power pole.Local Government at Work Please see Local Govt. Page 29Christmas Bazaar Therell be Games & Prizes and Fun for All Ages Bouncing Castle Petting Zoo Hoopla Bingo Dart Games Punch Board ON SALE! Arts & Crafts Clothing Gift Baskets Toys Bahamian Food & Snacks Conch Salad Fried Chicken Curry Chicken Fried Fish Cotton Candy Popcorn Snow Cones Ice CreamThere will be a Special Appearance bySANTA CLAUSwith Photo Opportunities for Kids Register for your booth today ( Registration Ends Nov. 8th ) Registration forms can be obtained from: Justina Winder Smart Business Solutions ( above Dougs Place) Brenda Sawyer at Abaco Petroleum Limited Melissa Roberts 367-2908 Yvonne Key 367-2243 Proceeds from the sale of booths will go to assist Sybils House, Every Child Counts and The Goombay Park.

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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 29 Solomons Abaco was brought to the Committees attention. On change of ownership from the Solomons Nassau group to Abaco Market, the new owner should have applied for a license to continue the business. This was never done. Issues arose over a 100 by 100 foot lot being developed by a foreigner on the Key Tract who proposes to put several residences on the lot. Questions concerned proof of ownership, a lack of oversight by Town Planning, lot density, appropriate approval by the Foreign Investment Board and the fact that foreigners are restricted to only one residence. A situation at Central Abaco Primary School was presented where some janitresses and teaching staff leave their assigned staff posts to cook and sell lunch to the students at noon in the Tuck Shop. Students are often left in unattended classrooms when teachers leave to prepare the food. Private school lunch vendors supplying lunches to the students complain that they are not always allowed access to the school. Licensing23 October 2003 The Board passed many applications pending approval by the other bodies such as Works or Environmental Health. There was discussion about the daiquiri liquor stand outside Island Breezes in Marsh Harbour. The recommendation from Nassau was that it be turned over to the Commissioner of Police for a peddlers license. However, a couple of members questioned why the Police would be involved in issuing a liquor license for a structure on the side of a road. They felt that the structure was permanent, not in the category which applies to a peddler. The matter was deferred until the applicable law could be examined. Local Govt.From Page 28 The Minister of Health, Sen. Dr. the Hon. Marcus Bethel, awarded many nurses for outstanding service. Included in this group were two from Abaco. A Special Service Award went to Mrs. Velty Carey, Clerk, at the Coopers Town Government Clinic and to Mrs. Monique Pinder, Staff Nurse at the Hope Town Clinic. The award ceremony was held in Nassau. Dr. Bethel commented on the successful preventative program which was implemented throughout the country. Recently the department has achieved almost 98 percent immunization coverage and has gained both regional and international recognition for its outstanding service.Two Abaco Nurses Are Recognized Remember Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391 ROOMS TO GOQuality Furniture Competitive PricesChristmas Stock Arriving Weekly Christmas Stock Arriving W eekly

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Page 30 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties34 hse + 365-4047 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--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hue 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general Abaco information www.abacoinet.com www.abacoinfo.com www.abacos.com www.go-abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.com Min. of Tourism + agents who have multiple cottages and houses 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 Full Range of Reliable Johnson & Advanced Evinrude Motors. In Stock 2 hp thru 250 hp at Lower than U.S. Prices. Full Range of Johnson & Evinrude Parts in Stock. Factory Trained Mechanics & Reliable Service. Ask About Our Three Year Warranty Policy. DOLPHIN MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4262 ISLAND MARINE Parrot Cay 242-366-0282 SEA HORSE MARINE Hope Town 242-366-0023 ROBERTS MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4249 Kirk Thompson began his studies last April and continues at New England Tech in West Palm Beach where he is studying electronics and micro computers. Kirk is the son of Kirk and Rosemary Thompson of Dundas Town. He is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Shakelah Thompson continues her college work at Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida, where she is studying computer science and business. Shakelah is the daughter of Lorraine and Leroy Thompson of Marsh harbour. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Addendum Valencia Edgecombe was on the Provosts list last year with a GPA of 3.89. She has earned numerous grants and awards. She is an aspiring writer who has received commendations from a literature society and has had her writing published in school publications. She is also involved in mission work. We regret that we did not have the correct GPA for Valencia in the October 15th issue.These Students Value Higher Education These students were listed in the October 15 issue but without photos. They are, left to right, Seranno Baillou, Angelo Bowe and Valentino Carey. It Pays toAdvertise

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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 31 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 Center...................365-4411 Guana Cay Dive Shop.............365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............365-6013 Rentals Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4656 Donnies Boat Rentalss.....................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Guana Cay Cart Rentals...................365-5016 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 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..............365-8749Ferry 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 & Guana 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45 am10:301:30 pm3:305:45 (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 Airport 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) Round trip $11 Extra to some destinations Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to 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 McLeans Town Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $40 one way $80 round trip Children half fare For information call Grand Bahama 353-3093 or Abaco 365-2356 Bus serves Freeport and McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Between Nassau & Sandy Point under 4 Hr.Wednesday Lv Nassau 9 am Lv Sandy Point 1:30 pm Friday & Sunday Lv Nassau 3:30 pm Lv Sandy Point 8 pm 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 Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain .......366 -4107 Floyd Burrows .....366 -4175 Links Adderly .......366 -4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows .....366 -4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder .......366 -2163 Jay Sawyer .........367 -3941 Justin Sands.......367 -3526 Terrance Davis ....367 -4464 Danny Sawyer .....367 -3577 Man-O-War David Albury ........365 -6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ...............366-2107 Junior Albury ............366-3058 Hope Town Maitland Lowe .........366-0133 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh Pope McKenzie .......477-5894 Orthnell Russell .......365-0125 Alexander Rolle .......365-0120 Edward Rolle ...........365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer ........365-4070 Jeff Survance ...........365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ...........365-4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Henrys Jerk Center..........$.............367-5959 Hummingbird..................$$.............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 Mackerels..........................................367-5932 Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Boat House.....................$$.............366-0065 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Carltons Island Grill.......$$.............366-0253 Harbours Edge..............$$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudys Place.................$$$.........366-0062 Man-O-War Pavilion .............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Guana Cay Coco Paradise...................................365-5197 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Mermaid Cafe...............$$$.............365-5137 Orchid Bay.........................................365-6175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Island Boil & Sports Bar.$$.............365-8849 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Travellers Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Lauras Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant......$.............365-4625 New Plymouth Inn........$$$.............365-4161 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Roosters Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Rest. Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js...............................$.............366-4020 Nancys............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge..................366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian.Abaco Chamber of Commerce367-5822 Fax 367-5823 abacochamber@abacoinet.com Area code 242 unless listed Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay Marina 75....F....353-1252 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............45......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes...................29..............367-2366 Port of Call................24......F....367-2287 Abaco Yacht Haven....7..............367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................24......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Guana Beach Resort22......F....365-5133 Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats coming from U.S. can clear Customs at Walkers Cay, Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Closed Until Jan 2004 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Fire Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept.367-2000 Fire -Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept.VHF Ch 16 Ambulance Trauma One Marsh Harbour367-2911 Fire Dundas Town Volunteer367-2935 or 4935 Man-O-War Fire & Rescue 365-6911 Bah Air Sea Rescue AssocVHF 16 or 366-0282 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ...........$12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Govt dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyers Market..........$10 + $2 Govt Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house ...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house..................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City ..............................................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay ............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores.........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point ........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wallys & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................ $ 3 each Golden Harvest ........................................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Govt dock ........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance.....................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free Uncaged pets as people Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf boards $3.00 ea. Between Northern Abaco Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star or Moxy................ $14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors ..................................$10 + $5 Sand Banks ..........................................................$20 + $5 Joes Creek ..........................................................$35 + $5 Black Wood ..........................................................$14 + $5 Fire Road .............................................................$25 + $5 Coopers T own.....................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour .....................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay .............................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope ......................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town ..............................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven ..........................$65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round T rip.................................. $85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour ....................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joes Cr eek......................................... $25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ..........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..................................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks ................................................... $7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 Waiting Time $12 Per Hour Tours & Excursions Kayak Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour.. 367-5358 Kayak Birding Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour.367-5358 Evening dinner cruise Dive Abaco Marsh H.367-2787 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0024 Kayak Abaco Adventures Treasure C ................... Medical Services Abaco Medical Clinic Marsh Harbour.....367-4240 Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049 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................................. Air Lines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau & Moores Island ................... 367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale .................................. 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale .............................. 367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau & 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 Charter 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-2089

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Page 32 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003 Affordable Reliable200-800 GPD SC Compact 1000-1500 GPD SC StandardSK WatermakersMarine, Residential, and Commercial Systems from 150 to 10,000 Gallons per Day Superior Warranty Coverage Highest Quality Components Wide Range of Options RO Parts & Supplies(772) 489-0 852www.skwatermakers.com4675 N. US 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34946Installation Available in Abaco by:PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. Florida KeysRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .Floor Tiles from 6" x 6" up to 18" x 18" Wall Tiles in 4" x 4" 6" x 6" 6" x 8" up to 10" x 16" We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optional Abaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@oii.netWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote,By James Richards In a ceremony held on 22nd. May at the Church of God, Coopers Town eleven ambitious young people from the S.C. Bootle High School were presented with Bronze Awards from the Governor Generals Youth Awards Scheme. His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, and husband of Her Majesty the Queen began this award in 1956. Today, the award is found throughout the Commonwealth and other countries under various names. These name changes have been encouraged by the international body in order to make the scheme personal to each particular island or area. The scheme aims to develop the qualities of self-reliance, confidence, initiative and social awareness by participation in four areas of activity service, expedition, skill and physical recreationat three levels: bronze, silver and gold. Each level demands greater perseverance and commitment and encourages all young people regardless of their background or personal circumstances. The patron of the Award in the Bahamas is Her Excellency Dame Ivy Dumont, Governor General of the Bahamas, the personal representative of Her Majesty the Queen. The programme opened with a welcome by the M.C for the evening, Mr. James Richard, the Island Coordinator for the Governor Generals Youth Award on Abaco. He gave an insight into some of the activities and hours required to complete the Bronze stage. The young people, stated Mr. Richard, are usually drawn into this scheme by the excitement of the expeditions. Each hike is 15 miles with one night spent in the bush. Cooking is done over an open fire, the hikers are required to carry everything on their backs, and they learn to work as a team. Before embarking on a hike, the young people receive instruction in the practical skills they are likely to need e.g. first aid, compass use. However, in addition to the hikes, the youngsters must do a physical activity (any sport) one hour a week for three months and a community service for the same amount of time. Some clean their church or the schoolyard or they may choose to help an elderly person with shopping. Finally, a skill must be learned for six months. In this area the young person will work along with an adult learning a skill such as boat building, sewing or cookery. Before the young people embark on an expedition, which will teach them teamwork and survival skills, they received counseling from Mr. Richard. So far seven of the Bahamian Islands have been explored as part of the scheme. Mr. Richard ended by saying how very proud he is of all the participants. After the singing of the National Anthem, expertly led by Mrs. Leazona Richard, Unit Leader at the S.C. Bootle High School, Dr. Davidson Hepburn, former Ambassador to the United Nations and present Chairman of the National Council, Governor Generals Youth Award, took the stage to make the presentations. Dr. Hepburn stated that it would be of great concern to him if there were no one to carry on the scheme and encouraged parents to get their children to continue in the scheme so that they can eventually obtain their gold awards and become the leaders of the future. He commented that it is very pleasing to see so many young men in the programme. The Awards, consisting of a pin and a certificate, were presented to Krystal Armbrister, Arnelle Augustin, Marco Cooper, Gordon Dean, Stephanio Edgecombe, Evonne Josue, Delvano McIntosh, Lashanti McIntosh, Michael McIntosh, Joan Pinder and Delvin Pritchard. Before giving a final vote of thanks, Ms. Denise Mortimer, National Director of the Governor Generals Youth Award, gave some informative details about the scheme, which involves five million young people in one hundred countries throughout theGovernor General Awards Scheme Is Active on Abaco Please see Awards Scheme Page 33

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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 33 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 world. She said how much she hopes to eventually expand the programme to include the whole of Abaco. Presently, there is only the one unit at S.C. Bootle High School as the unit at Abaco Central High School, which was led by Mr. Hugh Cottis, sadly terminated upon his retirement. A plea was made for adults to come forward to assist in this programme. A donation of time can be made to help the young people learn skills or monetary donations may be made to help purchase tents and other equipment. There is a great need for programmes such as this to encourage young people to be their best and the organizers are to be highly commended for their dedication to this extremely worthy cause. After the ceremony a reception was held in the church hall but not before the students received a final word of encouragement from Ms. Mortimer to now strive for the next level. This year the silver award expedition for the whole of the Bahamas will be held on Abaco and will consist of a two-day trek along the coastline from Crossing Rocks to the lighthouse at Hole-in-theWall. Awards SchemeFrom Page 32 While in Marsh Harbour on October 23 Dr. Perry Gomez, a knowledgeable physician from Nassau, discussed the situation of HIV/AIDS epidemic in The Bahamas. He is pleased that for the past six years there has been a decrease in the number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV/AIDS. The United Nations reports that The Bahamas, within the population ages of 15-49 years, has an infection rate of four percent compared to six and a half percent eight years ago. Dr. Gomez credits the drop in new cases as a result of long standing education and behavior change. The incidence of sexually transmitted diseases has also dropped significantly, again due to the increased use of condoms. The rate of STDs and HIV/ AIDS infections are related in that persons having STDs are more easily infected with HIV/AIDS. Another indicator that the infection rate is down comes from the blood donor information. A few years ago .85 percent of donated blood was rejected because of being tainted with HIV/AIDS. That figure is now at .04 percent. In this country 25 percent of the HIV/ AIDS infected people are among those of Haitian descent. Because of AIDS there has been a resurgence of tuberculosis. This is another threat which has been hard to get under control. At present there are about 65-70 tuberculosis new cases confirmed yearly. The medication necessary for AIDS patients is very expensive and the government could not afford to offer it to the general public. The government has had a program of providing necessary drugs to combat HIV/AIDS for pregnant women for some time. This has also had an positive effect on insuring a drop in the infection rate. However, the government is making a greater commitment to helping all patients. Former President Bill Clinton visited The Bahamas in his campaign to bring about more awareness of the severity of the AIDS problem. With his assistance, The Bahamas is now getting some of the necessary generic medications from India. This has brought the treatment cost for individuals down from $1500 monthly to $350 monthly per patient. It allows the government to be able to offer the medicines to more patients. In December 2002 government was providing drugs for under 300 patients. With reduced drug costs, 1200 persons are now receiving medication. These medications have to be taken for the rest of the patients lives.HIV/AIDS Is on the Decrease in The Bahamas 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. 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QFREE Q FREE QFREE Q FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TETE TETE TE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it. For Futher details and pictures visit our web page at treasurecayrealestate.com Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.net Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists Ph: (242) 365-8538 Ph/Fax: (242) 365-8587BAHAMA BEACH CL BAHAMA BEACH CL BAHAMA BEACH CL BAHAMA BEACH CL BAHAMA BEACH CL UBUB UBUB UB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed/ 2 bath/ Den/ Lanai/ on-site pool and many other features. Starting at $440,000 Plus 14% closing LEEWLEEW LEEWLEEW LEEW ARD BEACH EST ARD BEACH EST ARD BEACH EST ARD BEACH EST ARD BEACH EST AA AA A TETE TETE TE Blue House One-of-a-kind beach front home designed by the Architect/ Owner for family and beach living. 5 bed/ 4 bath, large living,/ dining area with modern kitchen, wrap-around deck. Many, many extra features. $2,100,000 SerenitySerenity SerenitySerenity Serenity a real Estate property. Modern 4 bed/ 4 bath, 5600 sq. ft., two story CBS home with incredible ocean views. Upper level extra large,open concept living/ dining/ kitchen with outdoor covered balcony and master en-suite bed/ bath. Lower level 2 bed/ 2 bath, lounge, wet bar plus additional bed/ bath and double garage. Property has two fully landscaped lots with 290 feet ocean frontage. Special property with many, many additional features including a 2 bed/ 1 bath caretakers cottage. $3,800,000 TT TT T reasure Housesreasure Houses reasure Housesreasure Houses reasure Houses Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool/ waterfall. 2 bed/ 2 bath octagonal house. $356,000BrokersAnne Albury Marcellus RobertsSea Grapes Sea Grapes Sea Grapes Sea Grapes Sea Grapes Directly on the ocean, modern CBS, fully tiled 3600 sq. ft. home on extra large lot with 215 ft. frontage. Features 3 bed/3 bath, fully equipped kitchen, large living/ dining area (open concept). Two bedrooms/ living/ dining/ kitchen all face ocean side and have direct access to beautiful garden and beach. Garage and utility in main house with additional detached garage/ work shop/ storage. Grounds fully landscaped with irrigation/ sprinkler system.$2,225,00$2,225,00 $2,225,00$2,225,00 $2,225,00 You say you want beach? Then try this on for size One of the 10 Best Beaches in the World!Treasure Cay, Abaco SOLD

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Page 34 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003 OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERER ERER ER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIESOn Green Turtle Cay : The beach: 1.46 acres on Atlantic Ocean. 135' on beach. $480,000 Two one-third acre lots on Bight O Bay beach. 90' frontage. Close to town and public dock. Fourteen lots across from Bight O Bay Beach. Water front on Inner White Sound. 1/2 acre and up. Starting at $78,650 Quiet waterfront: 1.35 acres on Black Sound, with dock, close to beach $650,000 A jewel of a home with pool set high on a bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco. One acre of property stunningly landscaped with wooden walkways and decks. Six buildings set out in pod arrangement. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath. Wicker and rattan furniture throughout including pieces by Tommy Bahama. $2.45 million Ocean Beach: 1/2 acre lot on high ridge with gorgeous ocean view. Many fruit trees. Five minute walk to beach. Reef close enough to swim to. $72,000 gross White Sound: NEW one-year-old furnished 3 bedroom 2 bath home within short walk of public dock, major resort, bay beach and ocean beach. Tile floors. A/C throughout. Satellite TV. Sleeps ten. Good rental history. Screened in porch. Private secluded 1/2 acre of property. $680,000 Four Three inland lots within 5 minute walk of waterfront and public dock. $47,200 ea 1/2 acre lots within 5 minute walk of public dock, water front and Green Turtle Club. $60,000-$70,000 each Green Turtle Estates: 1/2 acre only 125 feet from ocean beach. Firm $183,000 Green Turtle Estates 1/3 acre inland lot within five minutes walk of the beach. $53,000 gross Windsong Villa $275,000 G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-242-365-4234 Fax 1-242-365-4636 e-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/oceanblu Bluff Harbour: Furnished private home. Three bedrooms, three baths plus caretaker cottage. 2000 water front. Secluded. One acre. Boat ramp and dock site. Needs repair. North End: NEW! Stunning furnished hilltop, 3 bedroom, 2 bath hom with fireplace, perched 35 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Vaulted ceilings. 125 on ocean. Panoramic views of ocean through French doors, 3000 squ. ft. under roof plus 1,000 sq. ft. of screened-in porch. W/D, A/C in master bedroom plus ceiling fans throughout. One acre. $1.42 million gross NEW! Secluded two-acre parcel with house stretching from Bluff Harbour to the Sea of Abaco. Over 1000 feet of water front. Stunning views. Two bedrooms / 2 baths. New protected dock on Bluff Harbour. Gazebo on Sea of Abaco. 30,000 gallon cistern. Stand-by generator. Many mature trees. Garage. $3,000,000 Four unit income producing 2 bed 1 bath apartment complex. Fully furnished. Water views. Dock. Laundry. Two years old $700,000 plus closing Stunning new home. Interior still under construction. All materials on site to complete. Truck. 2 bed 2 bath. A/C throughout. Views of ocean, Guana Cay and Sea of Abaco. $575,000 ONO Munjack Cay: One-quarter acre on beach 125 frontage $183,000 Munjack Cay. Lagoon beach lot $95,000 Little Ambrigris Cay: 10 acres. Dock material on site. Beautiful beach. High hill. $515,000 gross Abaco Main Land: 100 on the Sea of Abaco x 200 Near Fire Road. B$59,000 110 of Sea of Abaco x 200 with new nearly finished block 2 bedroom 2 bath house. Near Fire Road. B$177,000 Sales, Rentals and Property Management SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACT MARSH HARBOUR SCHEDULEDAYSDepart NassauArrive MHH.Depart MHArrive Nassau Daily 8:30am9:00am9:10am10:00am Tues, Wed 4:15pm4:45pm4:55pm5:25pm Fri, Sun 4:15pm4:45pm4:55pm5:45pmTREASURE CAY SCHEDULEDAYSDepart NassauArrive TCBDepart TCBArrive Nassau Daily 8:30am9:20am9:30am10:00am Fri, Sun 4:15pm5:05pm5:15pm5:45pm Schedule & fares subject to change Adult Round-Trip $140.00 Children Round-Trip $80.00 Courier/Freight Service, Charters (Bahamas & the Caribbean), Regular Flights between Nassau & Governors Harbour, North Eleuthera, Deadmans Cay Long Island, Marsh Harbour, Arthurs Town Cat Island, Chub Cay. RESERVATIONS/TICKETINGMarsh Harbour Airport: (242) 367-2498 Treasure Cay Airport: (242) 365-8945 Nassau: Tel: (242) 323-6883/323-7217 (242) 377-2014/5Visit Us Online: www.southernaircharter.com Flying is Our Business, Service is Our Asset SOUTHERN AIRABACO SCHEDULE The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of AbacoKick Back and Relax in Abaco! We now represent a superb selection of Vacation Condominiums in The Regattas. Beautifully and fully furnished, all amenities. Close to restaurants and nightlife! Weekly and monthly rentals. Please call for information.Tel. 242.367.3262 FAX. 242.367.3260 Royal Harbour Village Bay Street, Marsh Harbour www.bahamasrealty.bs Email. abaco@bahamasrealty.bs A Man-O-War woman had the door of her truck broken while parked at Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour during the night of October 10. A $50 set of jumper cables was stolen. Two Haitians of Treasure Cay were charged on October 14 by Grand Cay Police for having crawfish over the bag limit and fishing with a Honda compressor and other forbidden apparatus. They were apprehended of PawPaw Cays by Fisheries officers. During the night of October 14 the clinic in Moores Island was robbed of $347 in cash. There were no visible signs of forced entry. A Murphy Town woman reported that between October 8 and 15 someone entered her house through a window and stole $408 in cash, a $250 DSS satellite card and two gold rings worth $635. An individual is assisting in the investigation. A Crown Haven woman was assaulted and threatened by her babys father on October 15. He was subsequently charged. A Spring City resident was hit in the head by a bottle while at the basketball court on October 15. Kulas Grocery Store in Treasure Cay was broken into on October 16 and a $6 roll of quarters was stolen. S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town reported that their administration office was broken into during the night of October 16 but nothing appeared to have been taken. The Island Boil Restaurant on S.C. Bootle Highway near the Treasure Cay ferry landing caught fire from a deep fat fryer about 11 a.m. on October 16. The $350,000 building and accompanying disco nightclub were totally destroyed. Fifty empty drums were observed on a truck leaving the BEC plant on S.C. Bootle Highway on October 16. It was later found that the drums had been paid for. A Burns House liquor store in Marsh Harbour had a window smashed during the night of October 16 but nothing appeared to have been taken. A Fox Town resident reported that someone he knew smashed five windows on his house on October 16. A house on Crockett Drive in Marsh Harbour had a window broken and a computer stolen during the night of October 16. A resident of the Mud in Marsh Harbour was arrested on October 18 for threatening a customer in a food store with a butcher knife.Police Crime Report By Jennifer Hudson In an interview on Radio Abaco, ASP Russell announced that the recent promotions of several Police officers nationwide included two members of the Abaco Police Force. Receiving a promotion from Constable to Corporal were Corporal Ramon Bartlett and Corporal Deanza Cash. ASP Russell described Marsh Harbour as now being a city which, obviously, requires more personnel on the force to deal with the problems encountered by a rapidly growing population. Marsh Harbour now has a woman Police officer in the Community Police section as well as a woman Police officer who deals with sexual offences. There are now more Police Reservists on the force as several Reservists who have not been active for some time have been re-enlisted. It is planned, stated ASP Russell, to open Police Stations in more of the smaller communities such as Cherokee. He praised the Abaco people for their support of the Police and says that Abaco differs from most of the islands which have fallen prey to crime, as the people of Abaco want to keep their island and its cays free of crime. He urged people to always take sensible precautions against offenders, especially at Christmas time when some people are not willing to work for what they want and think they can just take it from others.Two Police Earn Promotions

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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 35 Mailin Sands mailin@mlrealty.netLIGHTBOURN REALTYOffice# (242) 367-2992 Fax# (242) 367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Hope Town Representative Ainsley Harrison Phone 242-366-0338 Hope Town, AbacoMarsh Harbour Office 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 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.comTM TMCasuarina Point NEW LISTING! Two adjacent lots on the canal, set back on the waterway, protected and private. Call for more details! Casuarina Point vacant lot available, close to beach. $17,000 Bahama Palm Shores Call about our many listed properties in this fast growing community. Lots selling fast. Call today! Man-O-War Vacant interior lot, in town and close walk to beach Guana Cay Half acre lots, ocean and hilltop interior lots. All lots have beach access. Call for pricing 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 Elbow Cay gorgeous 2/2 home on ocean beach with pool set in large deck overlooking the Atlantic. $1,200,000 Fire Road North Abaco Starter home for sale. 2 beds, 1 bath, views of the sea. $30,000 Yellowwood vacant lot now available, call for more details. 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. $1,980,000 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. $239,500 Guana Cay #0195Lovely 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 Leisure Lee #0178 Vacant canal front lot in growing development. Over 12,000 sq. ft. Dock at your own property and walk a short distance to a community beach. $45,000 Man-O-War Cay #0331 Elegant home with 3 beds and 3 baths. Features a modern kitchen, large dining and family room with views of the turquoise ocean. Spacious outside decking gives ample room for relaxing and catching the cool island breezes. Also features a guest house with 2 beds and 1 bath. Many more extra features. A MUST see! Call today for an appointment to view. Guana Cay Half acre lots that present ocean views, some interior hilltop lots available as well as ocean front. All of these lots have beach access. Dont miss out on this opportunity. Guana Cay #5038 2 bedroom 2 bath home with central A/C, screened-in porch, adjacent to resort property. Great rental potential thru the resort with rights to use the resorts amenities. Fantastic offering. $260,000 Casaurina Point #1392 2 bedroom 2 bath home in excellent condition. Sits on the canal and features a dock, 4-car garage, screened-in porch and peaceful island style living. This property is definitely a bonefishermans paradise. A lovely beach only a short walk away, providing a calm swimming area.$229,000 Marsh Harbour #0167 Charming, well kept home in Cove Estates with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. This home features a large fenced-in yard that is well manicured, central A/C, spacious kitchen and living area. Also features a separate TV room. Master bedroom includes walkin closet and make-up vanity in addition to the comfortable bath. This is a GREAT priced listing! $233,000 Orchid Bay #0195 Lovely vacant lots available in this gorgeous new development. Interior lots and bay front lots available. Features tennis courts, nice pool, restaurant on the premises. All lots have beach access. Lots are moving fat. Behind arrow in photo above. Call today for prices. Lubbers #0350 This interior vacant lot that comprises of 10,195 sq. ft. sits in Abaco Ocean Club on the ever so lovely Lubbers. Lubbers is a short boat ride away from the mainland of Marsh Harbour. $45,000 Marsh Harbour #0234 Two acres of lovely vacant residential property situated in High Rock near Crossing Beach. This property runs on the Sea of Abaco and boasts of views of the surrounding cays. Also features some elevations. Dont delay. Marsh Harbour NEW LISTING #5050 Prime commercial property comprising of 13,300sq. ft. with large building in great condition. Can be occupied as a retail store, office space, and more. Conveniently located. $299,000 Marsh Harbour Duplex Two 2/1 apartments with a 1/1 efficiency in the rear available for sale. Fenced-in yard, and furnished. Motivated Seller! REDUCED $170,000 Long Beach Vacant lots available in this lovely subdivision. Long Beach is approx. a 35inute drive south of marsh harbour. financing available. Call Today. Treasure Cay Best priced lots available on Windward Beach and Galleon Bay. Some lots are suitable for a dock. Prices start at $72,000.Green Turtle Cay Office Chris Farrington Agent Email: chris.f@batelnet.bs P.O. Box AB 22758, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Office (242) 365-4695 Fax (242) 365-4697

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Page 36 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. This fenced-in area has electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet for just $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 3596658 Office space available down town in Marsh Harbour. Call 367-2042Minimum 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 242-367-3677BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com 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 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT Simmons PlaceRentals Apartments Office Space Store FrontBarbara M. SimmonsPhone 242-367-2922 East Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, Abaco simmonsplace2002@yahoo.com Island Property ManagementJulie Farrington & Leslie SawyerP.O. Box AB-22758 Green Turtle Cay Abaco Tel: (242) 365-4695 or 365-4047 email: ipmjulie@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/ipm Vacations RentalsMarsh Harbour, 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, furnished, 2 b/2 b, walk in closet, washer/dryer. Call 3675177 (d) or 367-3520 (n) Treasure Cay 2 bed/2 bath villa on Solomon Mines parking lot. Reasonable rent. Call 3654105 Houses and Apartments For Rent Classified Advertisements Rev. Carla Culmer, a Methodist minister, presented the topic Integrity and Credibility, Impersonal Leadership Mrs. Violet Stubbs, Education Officer for Pre-Schools on Grand Bahama, gave a presentation on healthy living. The final presentation of the first day was Standard Operating Procedures presented by Mrs. Rena Glinton from the Ministry of Education. The second day of the workshop was devoted to the national examinations BJC and BGCSE for secondary school teachers. The presenter was Mr. Lionel Sands, Assistant Director of Education Testing and Evaluation. Mrs. Glenda Rolle, Senior Education Officer for Family Life presented Family Life Education and Health to teachers from grades 1-9. Teachers of grades 4-6 had Mrs. Vanria Jack, Education officer, presented Preserving Our Heritage and Mrs. Althea Grant, Social Studies Education officer presented Social Studies GLAT to teachers of grade 3 and 6. Professional days are a requirement in each district of the Ministry of Education sometime during the school year.Stage Was DonatedThe stage that was used for the grand opening of Solomon SuperCenter is now at Abaco Central High School. Mr. Ken Roberts, a teacher at Abaco Central High School, facilitated the kind donation. Since Abaco Central High does not have an auditorium, the quadrangle is used for assemblies. Many times speakers go to the second floor so students can see them. With this large stage it will be possible to have a better viewing area of assemblies. Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal, wishes to thank Solomon SuperCenter, Abaco Markets Ltd., for its kind donation.Dollars for ScholarsMr. Benjamin Stubbs, principal, wishes to publicly thank ZNS Dollars for Scholars for the two computers donated by ZNS to the school. He also would like to thank Mr. Gary Sawyer of Abaco Petroleum for donating six computers to the ZNS Dollars for Scholars Programme. Mr. Stubbs told this writer that it is businessman like Mr. Sawyer, who will allow students in our government schools to stay abreast of the 21st Century.Council Has Done Work on SchoolsBy Isobel Sherman The Abaco Central District Council is responsible for the physical upkeep of the government schools in Central Abaco. In an interview with Chief Councillor Cay Mills he gave an update on what the Council has done this current school year. The Central Abaco Primary yard that faces Forest Drive has been cleaned. The grass in front of the school and in the yard has been mowed. Eleven classrooms were painted. Some operators for the windows were found. Mr. Mills says there is a problem because they do not know where the contractor bought the windows so more operators cannot be obtained. Many of the operators are missing. Ceiling fans were repaired and eleven new ceiling fans installed in the classrooms. Ten new locks were installed on doors to classrooms and a place for janitresses was found that gives them a separate lounge. Previously they were using the staff room. At Abaco Central High School two lawnmowers were bought to cut the lawn and playing fields. An additional yard man was hired. Window operators were repaired and louvers for the windows were replaced. Pedestrian gates have recently been installed and he expects that a repair to a leaking roof will soon be finished. Mr. Russell said that more fans are needed at the high school and there is a need for security personnel. For both schools he would like to have a shaded area with benches so the students have somewhere to sit outside. He would like to see an auditorium built for the high school and says fund raising is needed for this. Mr. Russell says Abaco Central High More School News SchoolFrom Page 13 Please see School Page 37 Abaco Central High School is working to develop more school spirit. On October 20 a special assembly emphasized school spirit. Many teachers dressed as students for the day and Student Ciotti Cooper was principal for the day which he found very tiring and stressful. CJs Welding & Machine ShopAluminum, Stainless & Black Iron Welding Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & RepairMarsh Harbour Phones: 367-4011 or 367-4879 Fax: 367-4018 Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & TrailersOn the waterfront at the end of Key Club Rd.

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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 37 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 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 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 A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A TT TT TEnjoy the life style you deserve . Waterfront lots with private boat slips in a secure gated community starting at $195,000 Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 www.greatabacoclub.com Sea Grape RealtyVictor R. Patterson Memorial Plaza P.O. Box AB 20123 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2749 E-mail: seagraperealty@hotmail.com Elbow Cay: Lot on Centerline Road, 90 x 100, good title. $75,000 Elbow Cay: Acre in Back Creek, access to water. $80,000 Tilloo Cay: Two lots on Sea of Abaco, 100 wide, approx 250 feet long, deep water, hill top views. Please enquire. Lubbers Quarters: Hillside acre with private dock slip and utilities. $120,000 MUST SELLINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY REAL ESTATE IN ABACOTreasure Cay Vacant land 10,000 sq. ft. Multi family Lot #65 Bl #167 Dundas Town 1/2 acre, 2 storey 4 bed, 2 bath, family rm Lot #25 Murphy Town Incomplete duplex one unit completed comprising 2 bed, 1 bath 6,900 sq. ft. Lot #60 Murphy Town Vacant Land 11,277 sq. ft. Lot #78B Dundas Town Vacant Land 10,810 sq. ft. Lot # 21 Murphy Town Commercial building 6,500 sq. ft. Lot #70 Murphy Town Duplex 2 2 bed, 1 bath 11,232 sq. ft. Lot #78 Dundas Town L-shape triples 3 2 bed, 1 bath units 9,000 sq. ft. Area for small shop Lot #18B Murphy Town 3 bed, 2 bath Newly repaired 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #67 Bahama Coral Island Vacant Crown Land 14,700 sq. ft. Lot #2For condition of sale and any other information contact M. Gardiner or M.T. Rolle at 367-2141.BIDS ONLY Houses and Land For SaleClassified Advertisements PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Sandra Evans, BRIMultiple-listing Broker sandra@abacor ealtor.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 RentalsGreat Guana Cay inland lot, approx half mile from Boat Harbour on the Great Guana Cay Hwy. Lot is 135x165 Gross price $165,000. Phone 242-365-6058 or 477-5944 Little Harbour beautiful ocean view, 2 story, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, living & dining room, large game room with wet bar, ceramic tile and carpet, 3 large decks including 1 screened, central air, UV water purification system, electricity to home, plus 12.5 KW back-up generator. $499,900. Call 242-366-3515 or 477-5198 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 850-2308212 or 242-366-3515 in Little Harbour to see cottage. Lubbers Quarters A.O.C. ONE ACRE PRIME PROPERTY commercial or residential. Includes protected MARINA for three boats, BEACH front property with private DOCK, includes 45HILL with spectacular VIEWS. 750K. Serious inquiries only. Tel 367-5415 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 Call 367-0080 or go to www.aisleofpalmrealty.com P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020 Dr. Kelvin Gipson, Foot Doctor November 21, 2003 Dr. Gregory Neil, Plastic Surgeon December 6, 2003 Dr. F. Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist November 1, 2003 Dr. Winston Forbes, Cardiologist November 15, 2003For Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist November 10, 2003 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing November 8, 2003 Dr. May Hestmo Hand and Orthopedic Surgeon November 22, 2003 Dr. Pattie Symonette Nutritionist, Weight Management & Healthy Lifestyle Expert November 22, 2003 School is special to him. Over the years he has tried to assist whenever possible by getting sporting equipment donated and even some science equipment donated. Now Mr. Mills would like to see if he can get some computers donated as he feels there is a great need for computers to be in every classroom.School Spirit AssemblyBy Isobel Sherman On October 20 Abaco Central High School held its first school spirit assembly. The brain child of Ms. Raquel Gaitor and Mrs. Elva Davis, the idea was to improve school spirit. In an effort to do this, many teachers dressed as students in school uniform. These teachers conducted the assembly with Ms. Gaitor leading the way with chants and trivia questions for the students. Each grade level did a cheer or chant to show school spirit and 2003 graduate Lachrisser Dean gave a lively rap-type talk to the students to encourage school spirit. Ciotti Cooper, a grade 12 prefect, was selected by Principal Stubbs to be principal for the day. Mr. Cooper arrived dressed sharply in a suit and spent the day doing the principals job. At the end of the day a very tired and stressed Ciotti said to many teachers and to Mr. Stubbs that he does not know how teachers and administration can do this job every day. SchoolFrom Page 36 More School News SUPPLY DEPOTP.O. Box AB-20577 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph:/Fax: (242) 367-2128 COME SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER YOU Hotel, Restaurant & Commercial Supplies Dispensers & Refills Linens Kitchen Utensils Silverware Styrofoam Products Bags Plastic & Paper Cleaners ...and MUCH MUCH MORE! Wholesale & Retail Sales FREE DELIVERY in Marsh HarbourLocated in Govt. Sub/Cove Estates. The Blue Warehouse on Top of the Hill SPECIAL ORDERS WELCOME! Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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Page 38 The Abaconian November 1st, 2003 Outdoor 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. PROFESSIONAL GOLF CAR CORP.17 Years of Selling ExperienceBest Quality and Prices in South Florida Call Paul at: 1 (880)-334-5058 or 1 (561) 433-2500 5385 Lake Worth Rd. Green Acres, FL 33463Delivery to the ports of West Palm Beach & Ft. Lauderdale Authorized DealerELECTRIC OR GAS NEW USED REMANUFACTURED 2, 4 OR 6 PASSENGER LIFTED BOXES Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay for all parents especially those who have children in the 11-14 year old bracket. Why? Many times if a child this age goes missing we think he has just run away but statistics from experts in the United States on missing children refute this idea. They state that many times these children know whom they are going with even if it is not a family member abducting them. That means there has to be some sort of trust for the child to go. In at least 50 percent of the cases which do not involve member of the family but an outsider, the child is in the 11-14 year old age bracket. Common sense would say these children know better but as someone said, statistics do not lie. So, to safeguard our children, we must be aware of where they are, what time they will return and keep an open line of communication with them. All parents and responsible adults must try to prevent anymore-missing children from happening in this country. ShermanFrom Page 8Childrens Identification Will BeginBy Isobel Sherman Beginning in Nassau a national programme will be launched for the safety of our children. One of the components will be a family DNA home kit which will help in finding missing children. Digital Access Control Systems will spearhead the programme in conjunction with the US FBI, American Football Coaches Association and the National Center for Missing Children in the United States. This center has a database for all missing children. The home DNA kit will allow parents to have information stored to give to authorities in case their child goes missing. The kit includes a recent photo of the child. A set of fingerprints, a written profile of the child and, if they wish, a DNA sample. According to Digital Access President, if a child is abducted in the Bahamas, ends up in the United States and is still alive when he is 17 or 18, and he either gets in trouble with the law or goes to obtain a drivers license, his fingerprint would still be in the database of missing children and his profile would come up that he was reported missing from the Bahamas. Mr. Robinson stated that the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Ministry of National Security have given positive responses for these kits. The kits are sold to the parents but it is hoped that corporate sponsors would be found to defray the cost. It is hoped that this programme, completely voluntary on the parents part, will become available throughout the Bahamas. Already meetings in Nassau and Freeport have been held.

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November 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 39 REPORT PHONE COMPLAINTS TO NUMBER 914In an effort to provide more efficient service to its customers, The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTC), Abaco reminds the public that all telephone faults are to be reported to the Customer Service Department, Complaint Section at 914 to ensure proper record logging of the complaints. Telephone faults reported to other departments or personnel at BTC may not be properly logged, resulting in a delay of restoration of service. Please help us to help you by reporting all telephone faults to the Customer Service Department, Complaint Section at 914. The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. appreciates your cooperation. 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 15 Boston Whaler with 40 HP Yamaha $3500 21 Aquasport 150 HP Yamaha $4000 21 Grady White no motor $1000 Tel 367-5415 21 Wellcraft, no motor, good shape, with trailer, Bimini top, cushion, radio. $4000 OBO 365-8633 Gilles For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. 93 Toyota Camry. Call for price. Phone 3672326 days 95 Toyota Camry LE, CD player, car cover. Asking $11,000 ONO Call 367-2333 (d) or 3656058 (n) 97 Suzuki Swift, 4 door, A/C. $3500. 100 cc motorcycle $800. Call 367-4643 COMMERCIAL SERVICES Big CaBig Ca Big CaBig Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 367-2111 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 VEHICLES FOR SALE Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsDon MacKay Blvd. near Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats 30 x 30 $660 up to a week15 x 15 $440 up to a week Includes set up and disassembly Rent-A-Tent Phone 367-2677 HELP 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 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 @ 3654247 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE22' 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 23 Slickcraft with 200 HP Yamaha. Low engine hours. Runs great. $10,000 OBO. May be seen at Lighthouse Marina. Call 360-0194 25 Grady White sailfish powered by 2/ 225 Evinrude ram ficht, 120 hrs. each. DUTY PAID. Excellent condition. Must see. Ph 3672598 42 Uniflight Sportsfisher Ol Smoothy Twin diesel, 1 engine needs work, many extras. Located at Treasure Cay Marina L dock. $40,000. Call 365-8093 or 250-652-2478 BOAT WANTEDWANTED good quality houseboat, medium to large, must be in the Hope Town Marsh Harbour area. Will pay up to $30,000. Outboard motor preferred. Must be water tight top and bottom. Call 366-0291 SUNSHINE TRUCKINGFor all your trucking needs Authorized Trained Dealer for TyrFil The Worlds Foremost DeflationProof Tire SystemCall Now 367-4061 Fax 3668 For Industrial, Off-the-Road, Golf Cart, Wheelbarrow, Motorcycle, Car & Truck Tires Buying? Selling? Need Qualified Help?Want more business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 You can now findThe Tribuneyour favorite Nassau newspaperand The Bahamas most informative newspaperat these convenient Abaco locationsAbaco Hardware Buds & Blooms The Chemist Shoppe Hit Music & Video Island Pharmacy Price Right Grocery Store Shell Marsh Harbour Service Station Texaco Quality Star Vernons Grocery, Hope TownRoad Safety Is Everyones Responsibility

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