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November 15th The Abaconian Page 1 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 VOLUME 11, NUMBER 22, NOVEMBER 15th, 2003Minister Discusses Immigration ProblemsThe Hon. Vincent Peet Walks Through Haitian Communities The Hon. Vincent Peet, Minister of Labour and Immgration, made a fact finding trip to Abaco on November 7 specifically to see t he situation in the Hatian communities of the Mud, Pigeon Peas and Sand Banks. He is shown, second from the left, during the tour of Pigeon Peas. He had a meeting that night in Marsh Harbour in which he outlined governments policy toward all immigrants. He wa s accompanied by the Director of Labour, Mr. Harcourt Brown, and the Director of Immigration, Mr. Vernon Burrows, who is shown on the far right. His Ministry will be speeding up the process to regularize immigrants who qualify for permanent residence sta tus and citizenship.BAIC Encourages Artists Many groups cleaned beaches and shore lines on November 1 in conjunction with the Coastal Cleanup world-wide effort. See story on page 20. Ms. Chala Cartwright held a meeting on November 7 with Abaco artists to encourage them to show their art work at an art and craft show to be held in Freeport on December 12-14. The show is sponsored by BAIC and the Ministry of Tourism. The meeting was held in the conference room of the newly opened BAIC office in Marsh Harbour. Ms. Cartwright made it clear that the event was showcasing any work produced in The Bahamas. To encourage artists from other islands than Grand Bahama, there is a special room rate at Our Lucaya Resort. The show is to convey Bahamian culture to visitors and to encourage residents to purchase special Bahamian items as Chrsitmas gifts. Shown above is Ms. Cartwright, on the left, admiring the work of Ms. Nadine Rolle, who creates interesting dolls but has never sold her art work. By Portia Jonsson On November 7th the Hon. Vincent Peet, Minister of Immigration and Labour, together with a team of government officials, visited Abaco on a fact-finding mission to become acquainted first hand with the communities composed mostly of Haitians. He and his team toured the Mud, Pigeon Peas and the Sandbanks areas. He held a town meeting that night at Anglican Parish Hall to outline the governments stance on immigration and labour matters. Accompanying the Mr. Peet were the Director for Immigration, Mr. Vernon Burrows; Director for Labour, Mr. Harcourt Brown; Deputy Director for Immigration in the Northern Islands, Mr. J.D. Rolle; Assistant Director for Immigration Mr. Vincent Saunders; and Chief Immigration Officer for Abaco Mr. Frederick Bonaby. During his visit to the Pigeon Peas and the Mud Mr. Peet spoke with many of the residents. Some of them had been here for 20, 30 or even 40 years. He asked many of them if they had applied for permanent residency or citizenship and the status of their application. He wants to ensure that the government regularizes the people who have been here continually from before 1985 as agreed to by a treaty with Haiti. For those who were Bahamian citizens, he emphasized their responsibility as citizens which includes notifying the authorities of illegal immigrants. Please see Peet Page 2Locals Join in Coastal Clean Up

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Page 2 The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKESIn his address to the large crowd at the town meeting that night, Minister Peet said he wanted to share with the people what is an important issue to Abaco and determine for himself if what he has been told is true or just partly true. He explained that he had never had an extensive tour of the Mud and Pigeon Peas areas as he did that day and he was moved by such an experience. It is now time that Bahamians deal with the reality that exists in the Bahamas. There are large numbers of immigrants who qualify for permanent status. Mr. Peet acknowledged the governments commitment to regularize the status of all those living in the Bahamas from before 1985 and grant them citizenship. It is his personal view that those living here from before 1990 be entitled to permanent residency. It was Abacos need for labour which created the problem. It is a very sensitive and emotional issue. Bahamians must remove prejudices against Hatitians. Many Bahamians have the feeling that they cannot do some of the hard physical work. This is the reason we have the illegal immigrant problem. There is a serious problem in the construction industry and in farming, even fishing. He wants Bahamians to realize, Hard work dont kill no one. We have to build The Bahamas with our own hands. If not, then others will get the jobs or the jobs will not be done. If we want to compete globally, we need to learn to work, we need to improve our skills. We need to change our mind-set. Another challenge as a nation is the fact that females are outdoing the males. This is not a healthy trend. Men need to hold their own and can do this by learning skills. Seventy to 80 percent of all graduates from the College of the Bahamas are females. If this trend continues it will create serious prob lems. All persons born in this country before 1973 who were here continually are entitled to citizenship. Those born before 1985 and here continually are also entitled to permanent status. Government will do what is right for these people but will be firm with those who break our laws. Mr. Peets personal view is that anyone here continually from 1990 should at least be granted permanent residency. The Bahamas must regularize these people in a calm compassionate, sensible way. He noted that those who have already been granted their citizenship are employed in government positions. We must learn to co-exist.Officer Will Expedite Immigration ProcessHis Ministry will be assigning an officer to Abaco to deal specifically with the immigration problems that the immigrants have here. The person will be named before the end of the year and will fast track the applications on file. Some 70 citizenships have been granted to Haitian Bahamians this year alone and many more applications are being processed. This will remove the uncertainty and fear for them and empower them to be legal residents of The Bahamas. Becoming a citizen brings with it the responsibility of informing the authorities of illegal residents. Mr. Peet emphasized that we have to move to a level where we look at individuals as human beings and remove prejudice against Haitians. There is no such thing as Haitian illegal immigrants. he said, But there are illegal immigrants. Min. Peet pointed out that many fullblooded Bahamians are part of the problem and are paid to smuggle immigrants, making money of the hardship and misfortune of others. He said the human cargo smuggling business is deadly, wrong and treasonous and admitted that he was touched by what he saw in the Mud and the conditions these people live under. While visiting the Treasure Cay Primary School the Minister was informed that of the 160 students attending the school, 120 of them are of Haitian descent, whether legal or illegal. This is the reality. Mr. Peet emphasized the governments seriousness about solving this vexing problem on Abaco that has existed for far too long. He felt that all government agencies must work together to make sure that no more homes are built in these communities. It is obvious that they are disasters waiting to happen. They are creating health and social hazards. Works, local government, immigration and health must make sure that no more substandard buildings are erected. Min. Peet said the final point he wished to make was this: Those who are regularized have a duty of ensuring that all illegal immigrants go home. They must be willing to stand for their new country.Several Labour AnnouncementsMin. Peet announced that the Skills Bank will be moving to Abaco within the next few weeks. Skills Bank is a program which helps pair skilled labour with available jobs. It acts as a one-stop unit with a database of skilled workers. Not only will it be able to access skilled Bahamians living anywhere in The Bahamas but also those living abroad. The Labour Department is preparing for an expansion of its work force in Abaco. Many more proactive activities will be seen from that department. Radio announcements will be instituted through Labour about job openings that may exist. This will give the public the opportunity to be informed when jobs are available. Another announcement that Mr. Peet made was that Bahamas Technical and Vocation Institute will be expanding to provide skilled labour. There is a possibility The Hon. Vincent Peet, leaning on table at right, talks with a resident of Pigeon Peas about his problems in getting his Bahamian status regularized. Many who have been in this country for 30 and 40 years still do not have permanent status. Mr. Peet, Minister of Labour and Immigration, was accompanied by several of his top staff members during an extensive walk-about in the three immigrant communities, the Mud, Pigeon Peas and Sand Banks. PeetFrom Page 1 Several buildings in the immigrant communities have a Stop Work sign painted on them by local authorities. The Hon. Vincent Peet, Minister of Labour and Immigration, was adamant that construction must not continue until the owners have proper permits and licenses.Minister Outlines Immigration Policy Please see Peet Page 14

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 3 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. NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING ELBO ELBO ELBO ELBO ELBO W CAW CA W CAW CA W CA Y -Y Y -Y Y Lucayos Subdivision 2 adjacent lots, 1/4 acre each, excellent building site, shared community dock, minutes to Hope Town, access to sandy beach. $99,000 per lot. Ref. #1971 ELBOW CAY Marnies Landing Lot 2B, large building site with excellent view and dock slip. $240,000. Internet Ref. #1850 ELBOELBO ELBOELBO ELBO W CW C W CW C W C AA AA A Y -Y Y -Y Y North End Lot #33 Around the corner from Ocean, minutes from bayside and dock access. $149,000. #1876 HOPE THOPE T HOPE THOPE T HOPE T OO OO O WN, ELBOWN, ELBO WN, ELBOWN, ELBO WN, ELBO W CW C W CW C W C AA AA A Y -Y Y -Y Y Oceanfront lot with 66 of beautiful sandy beach. $250,000. Ref. #1972 HOPE THOPE T HOPE THOPE T HOPE T OO OO O WN SETTLEMENT WN SETTLEMENT WN SETTLEMENT WN SETTLEMENT WN SETTLEMENT 2,844 sq. ft. of vacant property in the heart of Hope Town with 45 on Gilliam Street. $85,000 Ref. #1808 NEW LISTINGS NEW LISTINGS NEW LISTINGS NEW LISTINGS NEW LISTINGS LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR TERS -TERS TERS -TERS TERS Lots starting at $52,500. W aterfront starting at $140,000, docks available. DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANYExperience, Knowledge and Innovationwww.damianos.comMARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR Leslie Pinder & Donna Darville Leslie Pinder & Donna Darville Leslie Pinder & Donna Darville Leslie Pinder & Donna Darville Leslie Pinder & Donna Darville TT TT T el: 242-367-5046 (-5045 f el: 242-367-5046 (-5045 f el: 242-367-5046 (-5045 f el: 242-367-5046 (-5045 f el: 242-367-5046 (-5045 f ax)ax) ax)ax) ax) leslie@damianos.com leslie@damianos.com leslie@damianos.com leslie@damianos.com leslie@damianos.com donna@damianos.com donna@damianos.com donna@damianos.com donna@damianos.com donna@damianos.com HOPE THOPE T HOPE THOPE T HOPE T OO OO O WN & ELBO WN & ELBO WN & ELBO WN & ELBO WN & ELBO W CW C W CW C W C AA AA A YY YY Y Kerry Sullivan Kerry Sullivan Kerry Sullivan Kerry Sullivan Kerry Sullivan TT TT T el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 Fax: 242-366-0164 Fax: 242-366-0164 Fax: 242-366-0164 Fax: 242-366-0164 kerry@damianos.com kerry@damianos.com kerry@damianos.com kerry@damianos.com kerry@damianos.com LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR TERSTERS TERSTERS TERS & TILLOO C & TILLOO C & TILLOO C & TILLOO C & TILLOO C AA AA A YY YY Y Laurie Schr Laurie Schr Laurie Schr Laurie Schr Laurie Schr einereiner einereiner einer TT TT T el/Fax: 242-366-3143 el/Fax: 242-366-3143 el/Fax: 242-366-3143 el/Fax: 242-366-3143 el/Fax: 242-366-3143 laurie@damianos.com laurie@damianos.com laurie@damianos.com laurie@damianos.com laurie@damianos.com ELBOELBO ELBOELBO ELBO W C W C W C W C W C AA AA A Y PROPER Y PROPER Y PROPER Y PROPER Y PROPER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIES HOPE THOPE T HOPE THOPE T HOPE T OO OO O WN WN WN WN WN Jane Patterson Jane Patterson Jane Patterson Jane Patterson Jane Patterson TT TT T el: 242-366-0035 el: 242-366-0035 el: 242-366-0035 el: 242-366-0035 el: 242-366-0035 jane@damianos.com jane@damianos.com jane@damianos.com jane@damianos.com jane@damianos.com Selling Real Estate in the Bahamas for 58 years HH HH HOPEOPE OPEOPE OPE T T T T TOO OO O WNWN WNWN WN V V V V VILLAGEILLAGE ILLAGEILLAGE ILLAGE Perfect for estate or development may be subdivided Concrete commercial building: 780 sq. ft. Vacant land: 10,000+ sq. ft. Excellent elevation 2 cisterns Landscaped Walk to all amenities Internet reference #1969 Hope Town is HOT! Call me for more listings in the village! Kerry Sullivan kerry@damianos.com As a full time resident of Lubbers Quarters, along with my extensive knowledge of Tilloo Cay, I am the best qualified agent for this area. Affordable prices makes this a great place to live! Laurie Schreiner laurie@damianos.com Want to lease your house or rent an apartment? Call me at Damianos Realty for quick, professional service. W e always aim to please. Donna Darvilledonna@damianos.com ELBOELBO ELBOELBO ELBO W CAW CA W CAW CA W CA Y Y Y Y Y Sunrise Point A surfers dream! 2 bed/ 1 bath, on the Atlantic. 800 sq. and ready for expansion. Very cute, excellent rental history, fully furnished. $649,000. Ref. #1659 ELBOW CAY Tilloo Cut Traditional 1,700 sq. ft. 3 bed 2 bath island home in Dorros Cove, ocean views, fireplace, A/C, private dock slip, fully furnished, landscaped. $990,000. Ref. #1671 ELBOELBO ELBOELBO ELBO W CAW CA W CAW CA W CA YY YY Y 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 LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR TERSTERS TERSTERS TERS 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 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 At Damianos Realty its all about YOU...If we dont have the listing YOU want...We will get it for YOU!! 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 SOLDUNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTINGCOMMERCIAL HOMES FOR SALE LOTS FOR SALE TAHITI HAI DD DD DORROSORROS ORROSORROS ORROS C C C C COO OO O VEVE VEVE VE/E/E /E/E /ELBOLBO LBOLBO LBO WW WW W C C C C CAA AA A YY YY YInternet Ref. #1640Dorros Cove Sub.Newly renovated 4b/2bCentral A/CWrap around porchPanoramic viewsSeparate gardeners apt.1/2 Acre & dock accessNear Tahiti Beach$$ $$ $ 960,000960,000 960,000960,000 960,000 HH HH HOPEOPE OPEOPE OPE T T T T TOO OO O WNWN WNWN WN/E/E /E/E /ELBOLBO LBOLBO LBO WW WW W C C C C CAA AA A YY YY YInternet Ref. #1429Adorable Colonial style 2 bedroom 2 bath homeOcean view across the street from sandy beach1,000 sq. ft. central a/cElevation with breezeDetached garageExcellent rental$$ $$ $ 385,000385,000 385,000385,000 385,000COCONUT COTTAGE PRICE REDUCED PELICAN SHORES MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #1460Last large lot available in this great community200 x 255 harbour front propertyIdeal for dockageSea and harbour viewsExcellent building site1.17 acre$$ $$ $ 750,000750,000 750,000750,000 750,000 LITTLE ORCHARD MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #1932Bahamian style 3 bedroom 2 bath home plus efficiency!Furnished80 ft. x 110 ft. lotLandscapedNice & quiet areaGreat buy$$ $$ $ 265,000265,000 265,000265,000 265,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES 20 MILES SOUTH OF 20 MILES SOUTH OF 20 MILES SOUTH OF 20 MILES SOUTH OF 20 MILES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #1827Great CommunitySteps away from 9 mile white sandy beachImmaculate 2b/2b homePlus cozy 1b/1b cottageManicured gardensLot 19,500 sq. ft.$225,000$225,000 $225,000$225,000 $225,000 REGATTAS OF ABACO MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #8052 bed 2 bath condoGround Floor unitCentral a/c, granite countertops, tiled floors, appliancesPool & Tennis CourtRental Managment available$$ $$ $ 199,000199,000 199,000199,000 199,000 MOONSHADOW LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR TERSTERS TERSTERS TERSInternet Reference #1644Secluded waterfront w/ beautiful gardens166 ft. of waterfrontPanoramic seaviewsHardwood FloorsSolar Powered1.5 acres$840,000$840,000 $840,000$840,000 $840,000 TILLOO CAY TILLOO BEACH TILLOO BEACH TILLOO BEACH TILLOO BEACH TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION SUBDIVISION SUBDIVISION SUBDIVISION SUBDIVISIONInternet Ref. #1836Beautiful building sites with great elevationIdeal docking shorelineQuiet and peaceful island with no commercial developmentSea & Ocean views Starting at Starting at Starting at Starting at Starting at $75,000$75,000 $75,000$75,000 $75,000 SELLING FAST!

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Page 4 The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 awyers MarketS Fresh meat &produce Groceries &Supplies Beverage Depot Sawyers Building off Don MacKay Blvd. (242) 367-2044/5 Fax:(242) 367-2059 Open MondaySaturday from 8 a.m. p.m Sunday from 8 a.m. p.m.Get more for lessIncredible savings under one roof TURNING UP THE VOLUME ON GREA T SA VINGS: Your favourite brands and products by the quarter & half case.Drink up the savings on your favourite brands in our Beverage Depot &stock up early for the holidays! 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 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderSand Bar Re-opensLike many restaurants on Abaco the Sand Bar temporarily closed for business due to poor weather conditions, threatening hurricanes and the low tourism visits (which is understandable when you are located out on the water as they are). The owner and management would like to thank all their local patrons who found their way to them and made it a frequent meeting place. The Sand Bar will re-open again on November 22, but only on Saturday and Sundays. As the tourist seasons returns and business warrants being open more often, they plan to increase the days they will be open for business. In the meantime, many will be happy to learn that Cherokees one and only bar and restaurant will again be serving their favourite wine and beer, various sandwiches and their daily luncheon specials. They look forward to welcoming back all their previous customers and inviting new ones to give them a try. Believe me when I tell you, if you have not yet been there, you will find it a relaxing and delightful experience.School CookoutThe Souse and Curry Cookout at the school on October 25th (not August 25th as previously listed in the last issue) raised just over $l,000 for re-tiling the school rooms. Thanks to all who came out and supported this event.Haunted HouseThe Halloween Trick or Treaters were few on this the darkest night of the year but, if you were brave enough to visit Cherokees Haunted House, you had to wipe away the spiders and spiderwebs and shrink from the skeletons head and bony hand that came at you from dark recesses and made chills run up and down your spine. On through the labyrinth of blood and gore you South Abaco News Please see South Page 5 A special Methodist service was held at Epworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound on November 2 with the congregations from Hope Town, Cherokee Sound and Dundas Town coming together to worship. Special music was provided by all three churches. Above is a group from Hope Town. Mrs. Carrie Cash and Mrs. Jane Engle were accompanied by youth worker Garrett Kemble. In the background is Mrs. Eleanor Jorgensen, pianist at Epworth. A group of young people from the Cherokee School enjoyed being part of a Coastal Cleanup campaign on Abaco on November 1. Their project this time was picking up litter at Watching Bay. This group has been doing its part to clean up litter for several years now as members of Club Cherokee.

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 5 Located at the Conch Inn Resort & Marina Tel: (242) 367-4444 VHF Ch 16Open 7 days a week 7 a.m. until . .Breakfast 7:30 am to 11 am Lunch 11:30 am to 3 pm Dinner 6 pm to 10 pm Restaurant & Bar HoHo HoHo Ho warwar warwar war d Masselle d Masselle d Masselle d Masselle d Masselle ss ss sFormer owner of Guana Cays famous Guana Harbour Club and Guana Beach Resort Invites old friends and new friends to enjoy Marsh Harbours waterside dining & drinkingNew Menu New Drinks New Menu New Drinks New Menu New Drinks New Menu New Drinks New Menu New Drinks Daily specials Bar snacks Daily specials Bar snacks Daily specials Bar snacks Daily specials Bar snacks Daily specials Bar snacksHappy Hour W Happy Hour W Happy Hour W Happy Hour W Happy Hour W ed & Thurs 5 8 pm ed & Thurs 5 8 pm ed & Thurs 5 8 pm ed & Thurs 5 8 pm ed & Thurs 5 8 pm 5050 5050 50 off all drinks off all drinks off all drinks off all drinks off all drinksEstin (the Music Man) Sawyer and Jamin Jan Estin (the Music Man) Sawyer and Jamin Jan Estin (the Music Man) Sawyer and Jamin Jan Estin (the Music Man) Sawyer and Jamin Jan Estin (the Music Man) Sawyer and Jamin Jan for your listening pleasure for your listening pleasure for your listening pleasure for your listening pleasure for your listening pleasureWW WW W ed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun ed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun ed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun ed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun ed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun had to dodge the even creepier creatures who came out of nowhere to try and grab you and take you down into their world of the unknown. A very hungry looking vampire suddenly awoke from his coffin and seemed intent on having some of your warm blood for his supper and a chainsaw murderer was very busy dismembering his latest victim while blobs of seemingly rotten flesh fell from out of the ceiling where you were told there were mummys residing. It was positively creepy. Yes, their were many zombies, gools and goblins gathered together on this night to take on the faint of heart and scare the unbelievers. A small fee was charged for More South Abaco News SouthFrom Page 4 entering the Haunted House to raise some funds for the young people of Cherokee who plan to make a field trip together with the new Youth Minister on Abaco, Garret Kemble, who was instrumental in setting up this horror of horrors for us.Coastal Clean UpA small group of children from the school gathered together on November 1st at Watching Bay to collect litter. This is nothing new for many of the children who have been out before as members of Club Cherokee to collect trash around the community and along the roadways, but this effort was a first for Abaco which this year joined the International Coastal Cleanup. Thousands of persons in hundreds of countries were doing the same thing at the same time, picking up litter and debris from our waterways and coastal areas. Ms. Lowe had to turn in a general listing of the type of trash that was collected to give the committee some clue or hint as to where all our litter comes from. We found that plastic bottles topped our list with various size pieces and chunks of Styrofoam being in second place and old shoes coming in third (never a pair, just one). It did not take long before we had collected nine huge trash bags full which we arranged to be picked up and carried to the dump for burning. Now one little corner of our world is cleaner, at least, until the next high tide brings in the next unwanted shipment.Methodist Fellowship MeetingEpworth Chapel hosted a fellowship meeting and luncheon for a large gathering on November 2nd. Members from St. Andrews in Dundas Town and St. James in Hope Town all came together in Cherokee despite the inclement weather. But the rainy day could not dampen our spirits. We were kept in awe by some extremely talented young ladies from the Liturgical Dance Group from St. Andrews who performed for the congregation and there was Please see South Page 22 For The Return of This TagIf you find a tag that looks like this on the beach, on a fish or just about anywhere in the ocean PLEASE contact us.National Marine Fisheries Service, Cooperative Tagging Center75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, Florida, 33149 USA 800-437-3936 305-361-4253 Eric.Prince@NOAA.gov Qerke.Snodgrass@NOAA.gov Eric.Orbesen@NOAA.govBIG REWARD $42 per Person $15 Children 6-12 Under 6 Free

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Page 6 The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 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 HarbourA New Diving ExperienceBy Isobel Sherman Kay Politano and Tim Higgs of Abaco Dive Adventures have recently completed a course to certify them as cave SCUBA divers and instructors. Both Kay and Tim completed a five-day, 12-hour-a-day course in cave diving. It involved about three hours per day classroom instruction and the rest of the day in cave dives. Prior to their certification Kay said that Abaco Dive Adventures had a booth at a huge SCUBA Dive Show held in Miami. Although the booth was with other booths from dive operators in the Bahamas, Kay said that their booth had not only a SCUBA dive video but a video of cave diving which brought crowds to the booth. The reason was that the majority of the cave SCUBA divers in the United States do not know that there are caves for diving in The Bahamas, particularly on Abaco. Most cave divers have to travel to Mexico or further south to dive. Diving in caves is restricted to only divers certified in cave diving.Price Busters Opens on AbacoBy Portia Jonsson Many Bahamians, I am sure, are familiar with the name Price Busters. There is now a franchise of the very popular chain of the Nassau Price Busters stores which Central Abaco Newsis situated in the Flamingo Plaza, downtown Marsh Harbour. This is the first location outside Nassau and Freeport. Price Busters is known for the best prices in health and beauty aids, housewares, toys, gifts, cleaning products and over the counter drugs. Most of the prices in the store are under $5. Store hours are 9 a.m.5 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Price Busters on Abaco is owned and operated by Mr. Jerry Wisdom, who says it is his aim to save people money and open two more stores throughout Abaco. Special promotions celebrating the grand opening of the store will take place during the month of November.Auction Will Benefit Cancer SocietyThe Abaco Cancer Society will be holding a silent art auction on November 22 at Mangoes. More that 50 pieces of art have been donated by artists and craftsmen to be auctioned for the benefit of the Cancer Society.Christmas Is ComingBy Isobel Sherman Christmas will soon be here. As is the tradition on Abaco many events leading up to Christmas are held. The first event to launch the season is a Christmas Open House at Memorial Plaza on November 21. Simcoe Jewelers and Buds and Blooms will host this event. On November 29 the annual Open House at Joes Studio in Man-O-War will be held. Joes famous conchy conch fritters and New England apple cider will highlight the event. There will be plenty of food to eat and plenty of treasures in the store to browse and purchase. This event has become the pre-event for persons to then travel to Hope Town for the annual Box Car Derby. On December 6 the Christmas Bazaar will be revived at Marsh Harbour Goombay Park after an absence of a few years. Heading the Bazaar Committee are Brenda Sawyer, Yvonne Key and Justina Winder. NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayA church service to honour outstanding public service workers was held at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Shown above are, left to right, front row, Plural Wells, Lloyd Deveaux, David Knowles, Barbara Williams, Police Constable Mark Lewis, Administrator Alexander Williams and Father Earl Hepburn. In the back row are Cleveland Dawkins, Irvin McPhee and Stephen Moultrie. Please see Central Page 22 PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSNURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Plants Gift Items Silk Flowers MONDAY SATURDAY 9 5 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh Harbour Baskets Pet Supplies Fish Garden Tools Fertilizers Soils & Mulch A wide selection to satisfy every decorator Brighten your holidays with our Christmas decorations

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 7 At Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2278snappas@msn.com Open 11 am until. . 7 days a week Happy Hour Daily 5 7:30World Famous Grilled Food & CocktailsWild Wednesday Happy Hour 5 11 Major Credit Cards accepted 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 A Partnership Is BornAbaco Pathfinders Scholarship Foundation is announcing an exciting new approach to providing meaningful educational support to the young people of Abaco. A partnership has been formed with Shenandoah University of Winchester, Virginia, whereby the school will pay a large portion of the total cost of a students tuition through a work-study program. Rhonda Hull, a Marsh Harbour attorney, has generously agreed to cover a large portion of the remaining expenses and Pathfinders will contribute financial support. However, the successful candidate will still have some costs, although minimal compared to the total yearly cost. This will be a four-year scholarship as long as the student continues to meet the academic requirements of the university. Shenandoah is a private four-year university affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It has a student enrollment of 2,500 and is located in the rural community of Winchester, Virginia, 70 miles from Washington, D.C. It provides a broad liberal arts curriculum and its most popular majors are business, education and the health professions. It is known for its outstanding performing arts program. Graduate programs are offered. Applications for this valuable scholarship opportunity will need to be submitted by January 15, 2004. This is before the deadline for the regular Pathfinders scholarship application, which is due by February 1, 2004. The application form will be the same and students who do not receive the Shenandoah scholarship will still be considered for the regular Pathfinders scholarships. It is highly desirable that the students provide their latest SAT scores with the application. Application forms are available online at www.abacopathfinders.org. Pathfinders is presently providing tuition aid to 30 students from Abaco and hopes to add another 10 students this coming year. However, fund raising is always difficult. It is hoped that this type of partnership between Pathfinders, colleges and local businesses will expand and offer new opportunities for our young people. Any residents who have influence with colleges around the world and any businessmen that are interested in helping sponsor a studentScholarship Fund Receives SupportAbaco Pathfinders Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce a partnership with Shenandoah University in Virginia. The school will absorb much of the cost of tuition for a student and Mrs. Ronda Hull, a Marsh Harbour attorney, will cover a large portion of the remaining expenses. Shown above are, left to right, Mrs. Hull, and Mrs. Kathy Weldon, secretary of the Foundation. Please see Scholarship Page 22

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Page 8 The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 The Editor Says Our Immigrant Problem Is Still with UsGenerally Speaking . .Wanted: New ThinkingViewpointBy Jennifer Hudson Hats off to the gutsy and very motivated swimmers who recently took part in the Swim-a-thon from Marsh Harbour to Hope Town to help raise funds for the Hope Town pool. These young (and some not quite so young) people worked long and hard for this event, not only to make sure that they were in top shape for the very demanding swim but also to solicit friends, families and businesses to sponsor them in raising the money. What a contrast to the students from Abaco Central High School who spent their mid-term break just begging people for money for them to attend a track and field meet in Freeport. I totally agree with the Concerned Citizens letter in the last issue of The Abaconian which decried the fact of these students going around town asking for money. It not only becomes very annoying to residents being bombarded outside every grocery store and anywhere else a group of a dozen or so can congregate but it gives a very poor impression to our tourists. The writer of the letter wrote from the perspective of parents needing to know where their children are at all times in the light of events on Grand Bahama which is extremely important. But there is the other aspect of these children growing up thinking it is alright to get something for nothing. This idea is too common these days,The Begging IssueThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Isobel Sherman Contributors: Nancy Burnett, Lee Pinder, James Richard Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abacos most compete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,500 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface By S. Timothy Roberts As we watch events around us, within our country and across the globe, it must be with great trepidation that we step forward and head for a common loftier goal. This economic quagmire that The Bahamas seems steeped in does not look as though it is going away, but rather gives every indication that it plans to stay awhile. The economic situation of The Bahamas really relates mostly to Nassau, however, and cannot at this point dampen the sunshine of Abacos good tourism season thus far. Yet, at the end of every (fiscal) year all the good of the season is carted away and quickly disappears in central governments hand, and a meager pittance of an allowance is returned. Meanwhile, over in the great continent to the north, the economy is leveling out, the Dow Industrial Average is again up, and money is flowing again. This bodes well for a depressed tourism sector if we can attract more U.S. visitors to our island again and help us lift the spirits of The Bahamian economy. But we need to step back and look at this picture for a moment. We want people (particularly well to do Americans) to come visit and spend money with us. Yet we cannot clean up our act. The airport is yet to be renovated in Nassau (which dims hopes of ever seeing anything happen here), and this delay will cause a delay to Phase III of Atlantis project, which in turn causes further delays in job creation. Without extra rooms to service those future guests will provide more fluidity in our economy. We have a situation that needs to be addressed and we must take the time to do it right. However, we cannot take so long that we cause irreparable harm to an already hurting industry (Atlantis being the only hotel in Nassau reporting any profitability to speak of). Good things come to those that wait but not to those who hesitate. Eventually, all these issues come back to bear on Abaco. First, all the revenue we make here, which is quite a significant amount, goes to the treasury, and thus to central government. Central government is mainly concerned with Nassaus success and does not see value in Out Island development (this is what can be observed despite whatever is actually said). That said, necessary things such as hospitals, morgues, proper airport terminals, further road development and so many other things, which we could afford with the proper reinvestment of the funds made here in Abaco alone, do not get done and are so far down the priority list that it seems vain to wait expectantly for them. Abacos brisk economy deserves more respect from central government, and we deserve to be treated as more than an outside child. It is time to rethink the model of local government and central government and look for something that will work for us all. Our festering immigrant problem was studied again when the Minister for Immigration and Labour, the Hon. Vincent Peet, spent a day on Abaco. He toured Pigeon Peas and the Mud in Marsh Harbour and the Sand Bank community near Treasure Cay. He found conditions worse and of a greater magnitude than he anticipated. Included in the fact-finding group were the Director of Immigration, the Director of Labour and others from Nassau. The immigrant problem bears directly on the Departments of Immigration and Labour. Abacos expanding economy has provided many job opportunities for those willing to take menial jobs. In the 1960s the jobs were as loggers with the Owens-Illinois timber operation and as farm labourers. As Abacos economy expanded, the immigrants found other jobs as construction helpers, trash collectors, domestic help, gardeners, dishwashers in restaurants and other entry level jobs. With an increase in the number of second homeowners, many job opportunities were presented in landscaping, grounds maintenance and domestic help. Most of the attractive yards and business grounds on Abaco can be attributed to Haitian labourers. Essentially, the Central Abaco economy has grown faster than the labour supply and this has driven those immigrants all ready here to assist their relatives and friends to come. The Haitian immigrants have compounded the situation by their clannish nature. New immigrants are welcomed into the closed Haitian communities. The attraction is either the prospect of a job or a rest stop on the way to Florida. As the years have passed, 30 and 40 in many instances, some of these original migrants raised families and applied for Bahamian status, either residency or citizenship. Many of these people are now grandparents with one or two generations of offspring now being Bahamian. Many of these immigrants are Bahamian in every sense of the word even though their ability to speak English may be minimal and they may not have documents to prove their status. Government has been reluctant over the years to issue status to these persons. Officials will state that applications are processed and status is given in a timely manner when, in fact, this is not the case. Applying for citizenship or residency is a slow, cumbersome, bureaucratic process which usually takes many years to get satisfaction. The applicant must endure lost files, repeated applications, changes in personnel due to elections or promotions, all causing the process to begin over, often several times. An unknown number of these immigrants have stayed long enough to learn English, get an entry-level job skill and save enough money for the trip to Florida. Those who were satisfied to remain here and can prove they were here prior to 1973 are eligible for citizenship. Documents to prove this status may be incomplete or of a fragmented nature. Work permits, employment records, dated receipts, marriage papers and baptismal records are often produced to substantiate their length of residency. The Bahamian Constitution does not grant citizenship by reason of birth in The Bahamas but rather citizenship is based on the nationality of the parents. Those who were here prior to 1985 are eligible for residency on application and subsequent citizenship. Therefore, children born of these oldtimers are probably Bahamian from a practical standpoint but they often lack the documents to prove this. The three prominent immigrant communities present several social problems. They build new houses on government and private land without permits, without adhering constructed to building code requirements, without regard to proper sanitation or fire separation. It is a rare fire that destroys a single house. Besides squatting on the land of others, they have a thriving economy of shops and services within their community immune to business licenses and health inspections. Bahamians resent the immigrants ability to flaunt the rules and laws of the land with impunity while the native Bahamian must observe the rules or face the consequences. The area in Pigeon Peas that burned 20 houses several years ago remained barren for more than a year because official proclamations declared that no new buildings would be allowed. It is now full of houses again. Part of the problem is due to the immigrants aggressive nature in wanting to succeed and make something of their lives. They work hard and give value for the hours they work. They will walk a mile or two to the job and a light rain does not send them home. They push their children through school and we often find these children at the top of their class. Conversely, the easy going native Bahamian does not complain until the situation is out of hand. The police are focused on the criminal problems, not social and domestic issues. Our building inspection system with controls and enforcement is marginal in the areas of legal construction and virtually non-existent for those operating outside the system. In a public forum a Bahamian asked the Minister why authorities are so severe on those operating within the system and so lax on those operating outside societys rules and laws? The unsatisfactory answer was that authorities will get more focused. Time will tell . . Locally, we are to blame by providing jobs and allowing the problem to escalate incrementally over the past 30 40 years. Central government must share in solving the problem as they are responsible for the training and employment of the civil servant staff who see that regulations are adhered to. The local departments are understaffed and underpowered without meaningful authority to enforce existing laws. Bahamian society must join hands to solve this problem. Holding the line on existing housing would be a start but is not feasible with existing manpower and enforcement authority. More housing means the ability to shelter more immigrants who will eventually prosper by their standards and need a house of their own . . and so the problem continues. The larger problem that no one wants to address is what happens to the thousands, yes probably many thousands, of illegal immigrants who will remain after those able to get status have been granted it? By treaty with Haiti, all who arrived here illegally after 1985 are not eligible for status and are subject to repatriation. That is an 18year accumulation of illegal migrants. Those with status may be able to be coaxed to acquire property and build or rent accommodations according to current Bahamian standards, moving out of the immigrant communities. Are those remaining to be left in the shanty town slums? And when will enforcement begin on shops, businesses, new houses, sanitation and the other social elements circumvented by the residents there? Please see Hudson Page 22

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 9 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Message to TourismMr. Editor, Would you kindly print this letter to the Minister of Tourism. To the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe Minister of Tourism Dear Mr. Wilchcombe, I have always been under the impression that tourism was the number one industry in The Bahamas, the economic bread and butter so to speak. As a small business owner on Abaco I have to wonder why it is that we spend so much money trying to convince people to come to our country and so little money to make our country a beautiful place for people to visit. For 20 years and three different administrations, Abaco has been asking for an airport. A real airport. Not a shack that you might find on Ragged Island. For 20 years we have been told We dont have the money. Yet in this same 20 years the Bahamas government has thrown away in excess of $900 million dollars trying to make Bahamasair and the broadcasting corporation work. To me it seems down right idiotic to keep throwing good money after bad, year in and year out. How do these companies contribute to the vitality of the economy? How can you justify this colossal waste on services that can be provided by the private sector? Abaco gives in excess of $55 million to the Public Treasury every year! We get back less than 10 percent. After providing all of this money, we still have to pay out of our pockets to build sidewalks for our visitors to walk on! We still have no real local government. We still remain out of sight and out of mind. Maybe you would be so kind as to explain to the people of Abaco why your administration continues to make the same bad choices and why it is that you refuse to invest in an economy that does nothing but provide you with fantastic revenue. If you owned a business, would you invest in something that made you money or something that cost you money? The government keeps crying that revenue is down, but you dont want to take the necessary action to increase visitor arrivals. We want you to make better choices with our money. Maybe if it was your money, you would not be so foolish with it. Sincerely, Andrew CurryAn Appeal for Government AssistanceDear Editor, My husband and I moved into our house on the south end of Elbow Cay in 1996, and over the next few years we visited the island as often as possible and loved coming here. In 2000, we purchased the Hope Town Harbour Lodge after Hurricane Floyd devastated it. Over the next two years we did extensive remodeling and repairs, the cost of which ended up way over our budget. However, we wanted the Lodge to be restored to its once proud landmark status and for the people of Hope Town to be proud of their well known and respected resort. Unfortunately, over the last three years we have had three disasters which have affected Hope Town and our business. As a result, our investment has yet to be profitable. First, there was the 9/11 disaster, second was the weak economy and the third disaster to hit us...... the deplorable roads of Hope Town! My husband and I both have golf carts and we drive the three miles from our home on the south end to the Lodge and back again everyday. Very soon that is going to become an impossibility! My cart has broken down at least four times this year because of the conditions of the roads, and both of our carts are now in a dilapidated state. Driving into Hope Town to shop or dine used to be an enjoyable outing; however, now it is a nightmare because of these roads. Upscale visitors who spend $3000 and upwards a week to rent homes south of the settlement are not going to venture into town to spend money if they have to drive along these extremely dangerous roads. Drivers swerve to avoid extremely large pot holes, and it is miraculous that a head on collision has not taken place. Roads out of town are not lit and the black pavement makes it difficult to see at night resulting in people hitting pot holes damaging their vehicles and themselves. Soon the restaurants and other businesses are going to suffer tremendously. There are three golf cart companies on Elbow Cay, and it must be very worrying for them to be renting their carts with the roads in this state. Their repairs and maintenance must be incredible. The tourists rely on the golf carts to get them to the shops and restaurants. After the devastation of our island by Hurricane Floyd, the hardy Abaconians and foreign friends of Abaco banded together and in one years time had restored our once beautiful island to near pristine state. The cost of this project was astronomical and yet there was never a complaint, just a desire to repair the island we loved. Our island of Elbow Cay sustained more damage than most areas, yet we did it all ourselves, with no help from the government. We have successfully displayed the selfhelp ethic and now we feel it is the governments turn! All we ask is a fair share on the tremendous amount of taxes from foreign homeowners and hotel bed taxes that are collected from us. What better way to use it than to make our roads once again safe for visitors, residents and vehicles. I am writing this not only for the concern of the businesses on the island but also for the people who are employed in these businesses. As we are one of the larger employers on the island, we are very concerned for the welfare of our employees. Someone help us please, before someone is killed on these deplorable roads! I am sending this letter to the Prime Minister, to the Ministry of Tourism and the Public Works Department. Catherin KetayOrphans for AdoptionDear Editor, Rather appropriately for the Family Islands, the holy and wholesome ritual of adoption is the usual sanctuary for the neglected and unwanted But its not little orphans that one sees on first stepping ashore in Hope Town. Rather one sees tragic neglect underfoot on the royally titled Queens Highway. ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY is a familiar road sign in North America where service clubs take a mile or two to clean and scavenge. But, who in their right mind would commit to adopt even a mere furlong of a much-battered and battle scarred, ravaged and savaged, well nigh impassable track, immodestly tagged as belonging to Her Majesty. OK, lets lower our sights. Adoption has holy attributes. Can our slogan be ADAPT-A-HOLE? Just one to a family but you could choose a hole that is one of the common Pots or a big cauldron or a jumbo laundry tub. Your pet needs little care. Just top it up once a week and after every downpour. But, you say, there are too many holes and not enough families! Well, just as a childless couple is more likely to make an adoption so would a couple that is highway-less. Our cays Northenders have no highway at all and would be justly proud to have a hole of their own on the Queens Highway. In a canyon in Colorado I saw a souvenir shop that sold Title Deeds to a square inch of an old gold mine. They were fine frame-able illuminated documents which would look good not only as a conversation piece but as a testimonial to the familys concern for the welfare of the thoroughfare. Oliver McKeagGreetings to All from Down UnderDear Friends, We are writing to The Abaconian as we know that this will reach ALL of our friends on Abaco before Christmas. We find it very hard to comprehend that it has been five months since we left. The moment of leaving was filled with so many emotions. Immense sadness at leaving all of our friends including everyone at Forest Heights, especially our students. It was very touching to be sent off with such an abundance of well wishes. There isnt a day that goes by that we are not thinkWhy . .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 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 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. Oct 01 Please see Letters Page 14

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Page 10 The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 Details about the College FairBy Isobel Sherman A reminder about the Second Annual College Fair at New Vision Ministries on November 18. The fair is sponsored by Abaco Central High School. Twenty-one schools have indicated that they will be participating. The hours are 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come with your questions and learn. In the past few weeks many persons have asked me what a college fair is. The purpose of this event is to expose students to the different colleges that are available to them. All students in grade 10-12 who are considering continuing their education after high school should attend the fair. Representatives from the colleges and technical schools are there to tell about the school and answer questions on a one-toone basis. There are no speeches. Students and parents can go from table to table finding out what the school offers and can get answers to questions about all aspects of that school, housing, food, classes, whatever you might want to know. The following is a simple student guideline. In Grade 10 students should use the opportunity to explore as many colleges as they can. They should begin to have an idea if they want to stay in the Bahamas, or go abroad. In grade 11 students start to find out what financial aid is available form different colleges and what scholarships are available. In addition they can decide on what size school they would feel most comfortable in, a large university or a small college setting. They can consider how far away they want to be and if travel to the school is fairly easy. Students need to ask questions on how big are the classes, about computer use at the school. Do they have to provide their own? What are the entrance requirements for admission? What type of extra curricular activities and sport programs are offered. In addition, ask about living accommodations. Realistically speaking by the end of the grade 11 students should have narrowed their choice of college to apply to. In grade 12 they should be prepared to apply during the fall. If their choice is represented at the college fair, make sure they talk to the representative. Why? Because when your application reaches the admissions office at the school, that representative will remember meeting you and that meeting could help to determine your acceptance into the school. Use the college fair to get to know all you can about college or a school. That is why college fairs are organized. We urge parents to attend the fair with their young people to get answers to the many questions they may have and to acquaint themselves with the policies of the school.Life Lessons at Forest Heights AcademyYou might have done a double take last month if you happened to see a group of teenagers gingerly carrying blue and red cups. With closer inspection you might have caught a glimpse of eggs each decorated with its own flair. During the first week of October, Forest Heights Academys ninth grade participated in an experiment to learn the responsibilities that come with parenthood. Ms. Alana Carroll science teacher and mother of a one year old, was just the one to teach them. All students were given one or in some cases, two eggs signifying twins. They were to record feedings and changings and to keep them close at all times. In the event of an accident, they were to seek emergency attention immediately. Luckily, these eggs were boiled, avoiding many fatalities. However, as in life some things cant be prevented as Roland Roberts, father of School News Please see School Page11 Mr. Alexander Roberts, Superintendent of Police and Director of Fire Services, visited several Abaco schools to promote fire sa fety. At Central Abaco Primary School he had the students go to the platform if they liked to play with matches. The above group were th e students who admitted to this dangerous activity. Parents should monitor their childrens activities and keep matches out of their reach

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 11 TT TT T ropicalropical ropicalropical ropicalSelfSelf SelfSelf SelfStorageStorage StorageStorage Storage10 x 12 12 x 20 12 x 30Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 tropicalselfstorage@abacoinet.com twins Bob and Larry, learned when his cat ate Larry. Kidnapings were also prevalent. But Jade Thompson had the worst experience by far. Her daughter, Rafiki Eno, was held hostage by a kidnaping ring and was not returned until the last day of this life lesson. Students were evaluated on the point system, but the experience itself was its own reward. Meanwhile, the Science Department, headed by Ms. Joy Chaplin, organized a garbage collection that took place October 31st on a one-mile stretch of beach at Baharna Palm Shores. The garbage was cataloged and the data recorded. All of this was part of the international Coastal Cleanup Program organized by the Ocean Conservancy. This worldwide cleanup was locally coordinated by Friends of the Environment with the goal of changing the behaviour and practices that create litter. Ms. Chaplins 18 students gathered 15 bags of garbage totaling 400 pounds along this beach including a large amount of local debris. One of the highlights of the day was the recovery of a bottle with a message and an address, perhaps symbolizing More School Newsthe far-reaching consequences of littering. Once again, Forest Heights students have realized that there are many lessons to be learned outside the classroom.Agape Christian SchoolBy Portia JonssonFire Safety Is StressedOn October 30th students of Agape Christian School received valuable lifelong lessons on fire safety in a presentation by firemen. Mr. Elroy Knowles, a police officer trained in fire fighting and a volunteer fireman with the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department, stated the most common causes of fires and stressed the importance of having a readily accessible fire extinguisher in every home and school. Mr. Adrian Albury, a police firefighter from Nassau, informed students of the emergency procedures in case someone catches on fire through a song appropriately called Stop, Drop and Roll Students from Wesley College and the Cyber Learning Centre were also present.School Fair Is PlannedAgape Christian School is doing it again with their Second Annual School Fair. This years event promises to be bigger and better than last year and filled with fun and games. The fair will take place at the school grounds on November 22nd from early morning to late afternoon. There will be lots to eat and drink and loads of games to play including frog and frisbee toss, duck pond, fishing game and dunking booth. A bouncing castle and face painting booth, a favorite with the kids, will be there as well. Along with the usual fair foods like popcorn, cotton candy, corn dogs and conch fritters, chicken dinners will be on sale. The public is invited to come out and have some fun.Jobs Will Be AvailableBy Isobel Sherman When Dr. MichaelaTheophilus, Director of Human Resources of Sun International, came to Abaco Central for Career Day, she distributed a pamphlet to students on the careers available at Sun International on Paradise Island. There are 2000 possible jobs and job titles at Sun InternaSchoolFrom Page 10 Please see School Page 16 Students of Agape Christian School proudly display the many boxes of canned goods collected in celebration of World Food Day, October 16th. All the food items were donated to Sybils House. The students are, left to right, Matthew Bethel, Rich Roberts, Cecil Grant and Myles Roberts.

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Page 12 The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 and ChristmasEveryone Needs SomethingfromABACO HARDWARE This ChristmasAre you tired of giving the same old gifts for Christmas every Year? Want to put a smile on your loved ones faces? Get Creative! For Mothers we have from Housewares, Appliances, Linens to Custom Cabinets. You name it! For F athers we have a full tool selection also a full range of Hunting & Fishing supplies. For the Kids we have Bikes in all sizes and we have added a nice Toy Selection to fit your budget.Housewares Plumbing Paints Electrical & Plumbing Fixtures Flooring & Roofing Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour Mon. Fri. 7 am 4 pm Sat. 7 am 12 pmTel: (242) 367-2170 Decorate your home from our selection of Christmas Trees, Lights and all the trimmings, And for every $25 you spend on decorations you will get an entry ticket for our raffle drawing on the 23rd December to win prizes!SELECTED ITEMS ON SALE! SELECTED ITEMS ON SALE! SELECTED ITEMS ON SALE! SELECTED ITEMS ON SALE! SELECTED ITEMS ON SALE!SO COME TO ABACO HARDWARE AND MAKE YOUR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!

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Page 14 The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 Introducing OurNEW Cessna Grand Caravan Turbo-prop Nine Passenger, Two Pilot Operation with Excellent Baggage CapacityWith Scheduled Flights to West Palm Beach and North Eleuthera Fully licensed for flights to Florida and throughout The Bahamas Call Today for Flight Schedules or Charters Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530 Man-O-War CayJoes StudioANNUAL CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSESaturday, November 29th 10 a.m. until 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 that they may open a school on Abaco. Mr. Peet made it clear that the government will not be opening up a subdivision of low cost land specifically for Haitians. During the period of January through September of this year his ministry issued 542 work permits for Haitians and 68 residency permits for spouses. Most were renewals. During a radio interview on Radio Abaco, Mr. Silbert Mills questioned Mr. Peet about the large number of Haitians in the two communities in Marsh Harbour, conservatively estimated at 5000 and yet only about 600 permits. Mr. Peet felt than most of the others had already been regularized.Senator Expresses OpinionBringing brief remarks during the evening was Senator Edison Key, who accompanied Mr. Peet in his walk through the immigrant communities to get first hand knowledge of the conditions. He felt that they should be given the opportunity to purchase land, not given land. They, too, would like to own a piece of the rock and we need to make an effort to sort these people out and make life better for them. They helped build Abaco and he felt that greater things should have happened by now.MP Sweeting SpokeRobert Sweeting, MP for South Abaco, commented that he personally felt that anyone who was born in this country and has lived here for 18 years should be given permanent status as this is the only home they know. The immigrants are here because they will work at jobs that Bahamians are unwilling to do. If Bahamians were willing to do all these jobs, then we would not have an immigrant problem. Many now have money but their status is in limbo so cannot buy property. They are a burden on our health and educational systems. He also mentioned that he felt there was a need for a type of permit that allowed a labourer such as a gardener to work for several individuals as many people do not need full time help.Peet Addressed Town Meeting PeetFrom Page 2 LettersFrom Page 9 ing of Abaco. CONGRATULATIONS to all of our students on their excellent exam results again. We are so proud of you. We left Abaco for St. Petersburg, Florida, where our daughter Jacqui joined us to be with our younger daughter Lexie to await the arrival of our fist grandchild, dear little Abigail. We once again experienced a very heart wrenching departure on September 1st to fly back to Perth, Australia. The season was wintercool and rainy. The time has simply flown by as we have been so busy. Our time has been taken up with finding somewhere to live, taking Mikes parents to doctors and taking them on day trips. I had a great 60th birthdayRoad Safety Is Everyones Responsibility party where we rekindled old friendships and now the summer weather is arriving (between 95 100 degrees but no humidity) so we are back in shorts! We would like to take this opportunity to THANK all of you for making our life on Abaco so enjoyable. For those who have computers our e-mail is gaemeeson@hotmail.com and we would love to hear your news. Mike and Gae Meeson Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results 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 SawyerSpecial FeatureJeep Byers, Local Author/Artist will be autographing his new book Esteva, a novel set in Key West & The Bahamas.Childrens 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

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Page 16 The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 BUY NOW & SAVE BUY NOW & SAVE BUY NOW & SAVE BUY NOW & SAVE BUY NOW & SAVE SchoolFrom Page 11 More School Newstional. Unbelievable and mind boggling but it is true. In conversing with Dr Theophilus and Ms Christie, the water feature director, they told me with the new expansion of Sun International of Phase Three many more persons will be needed and like most employers they stated it is hard to find good competent help. Ms Christie was very interested in students who are part of the Marine Biology Program at Abaco central since all students in that program are certified as SCUBA divers during the programme. The main reason why Ms. Christie was so interested is that Brad Curry, a 2002 graduate of Abaco Central who took Marine Biology at the school, is now employed in the water feature area as a SCUBA diver.ScholarshipsBy Isobel Sherman Those students wishing to apply for the Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship should know the application forms will be out this month and the completed applications are due by February 1, 2004. Those wishing to apply for a Government Loan Scheme Scholarship should keep in touch with the District Education Office in Marsh Harbour. Lyford Cay scholarship applications are due March 31, 2004, for the next year.at The College of The Bahamas in Nassau.Acceptable PassBy Isobel Sherman At a recent workshop held for BGCSE and BJC teachers on Abaco, Mr. Lionel Sands, Assistant Director of Education, stated that the BGCSE Examination is considered a high quality examination by schools and colleges abroad and that many colleges will accept a Grade of D on the BGCSE as an acceptable pass and equate that D with the Grade of C on the old O level Examinations. He stated that the Ministry has to educate the general public and businesses in The Bahamas about the grading system of the BGCSE. Too often the examination grades are compared with the old O level Grades. He stressed it is not only an examination for those wishing to go on to tertiary education but it is an examination for students whose education ends at the secondary level. The grades reflect positive achievement. The grading system is A through G as passing grades and the Grade of U as non-passing.Abaco Central High SchoolBy Isobel ShermanCareers DayAbaco Central High School held its annual Careers Day on October 27 and 28. Careers discussed included construction, education, architecture, auto mechanics, meteorology, landscaping, dentistry, engineering, plumbing, banking, nursing and medical careers. Government representatives gave ideas of positions available in government corporations. A representative from Sun International spoke on the hotel and hospitality industry. Mr. Roger Kelty from the Lyford Cay Foundation told the students about available scholarships. The idea of Career Day is to make 12th grade students aware of the requirements of possible careers and what they need to do to pursue a specific career. Mrs. Nadeen Beneby and Mr. Huel Moss organize Career Day assisted by Ms. Raquel Gaitor.Awards DayUnder the theme Changing the World One Student at a Time, Abaco Central High School held its annual Awards Day for Grades 8-12 on October 31. This recognizes those students on the Principals list, Abaco Central High School held its career days on October 27 and 28. For the first time representatives from Sun International were promoting careers at Atlantis in Nassau. Ms. Christie presented a slide show to show the students various water-oriented areas the resort needs employees for. Many more jobs will be available when Phase III is completed. Please see School Page 17

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 17 Tel 242 393 5433www.colina.com 2003 ADWORKSYouve worked hard to provide a good home for your family, and now more than ever you need to protect your investment. A Premier Home Policy from Colina General Insurance, ensures that your home and belongings are safeguarded against fire, hurricane, flood, theft and many forms of accidental damage. And our rates are extremely competitive. Protect your house and property with Colina General Insurance. Call us today and let us help you make your home more secure. Protection Protection the honor roll and those who have excelled in individual subjects. The Master and Mistress of Ceremonies were Head Boy Leonard Edgecombe and Head Girl Dashinek Charlton. The guest speaker was Bishop Anthony Campbell of the Dundas Town Church of God who spoke on character, integrity and respect. He told the students always to practice the 5Ps: proper preparation prevents poor performance and the 3 Ds: desire, discipline and delight. Students received a trophy and a pin for being on the Principals List with a GPA above 3.5. Students were awarded for being on the honour roll with a GPA from 3.0-3.5. Certificates and trophies were given to top student in each grade for each subject and for best effort in each subject in each grade. Certificates were awarded to those students who received all As in conduct. After the ceremony the students who made the Principals list and the honor roll were treated to lunch at the Hummingbird SchoolFrom Page 16 Restaurant followed by a movie at RND.New ChangesBeginning on November 11 new regulations of dress for female students at Abaco Central High School will go into effect. No hair extensions will be allowed below neck level and no colored extensions and hair will be allowed. The no makeup rule will be strictly enforced and only clear lip-gloss or Chapstick can be worn. Crests must be sewn on to the pocket of the uniform blouse. The uniform skirt must be modest in length. Girls were told that if they kneel down the skirt should touch the floor. The issue of hair extensions has really gotten out of control with students coming to school with very long plaits and different colored plaits. Students not meeting the dress requirements will be sent home as of November 11. More School News 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.The Ministry of Education Abaco District Spelling Bee Competition of the 2003/2004 Academic Year got underway on November 7th at the Learning Resource Centre with competition among Grade 9 students. Both government and private schools took part. The 9th grade winners are, left to right, 3rd Place Chenika Simms Abaco Central High, 2nd place Agnes Fertil St. Francis de Sales School and 1st Place Shaniqua Archer Abaco Central High. This years trophies have been kindly sponsored by Vitamalt and Burns House.

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Page 18 The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 Tel: (242) 366-0133/0333 Fax: (242) 366-0113 Website: www.abacoinn.com Email: info@abacoinn.comT hanksg iving Dinne ra t t he A b a c o I nnN o v emb e r 27th 2 003 S eating 6 :00, 7 :00 & 8 :00 p.m .~S o up~LOBSTER BISQUE~S a l a d~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~D e ss e rts~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 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 Glazed 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: 367-2366Great Guana CayThird Generation Visitors Wed on Guana CayBy Jennifer Hudson Orchid Bay on Great Guana Cay was the site of a spectacular wedding on October 8th. Rebecca Rich and Andrew Cheatham of New Jersey tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony attended by approximately 70 guests from all over the United States and as many from Guana Cay. Officiating at the ceremony were Fr. John Sosnowski from New Jersey and Mr. Vernon Malone from Hope Town. The bride processed to the beach to the music of The Trumpet Voluntary played by violinist Jennifer Hudson. After a very personal service in which several family members and friends took News of the Cayspart, the bride and groom, accompanied by all the children present, walked to the waters edge and released dozens of baby turtles into the sea while a prayer of blessing was read by the remainder of the wedding guests. The turtle eggs had been rescued and nurtured by a Marsh Harbour resident until the baby turtles were old enough to be released. Rebecca and her family have been very much a part of the life of Guana Cay since the early 1950s when her great-grandparents, Roland and Emogene Otton, arrived there on the mailboat Stede Bonnet They were avid travellers and were looking for the perfect place to vacation when they came across a little harbour on Guana Cay. They immediately fell in love with it and said that one day they wanted to own that piece. They wasted no time and gained permission from the British government to build a house there which they named Dreams End They were the first foreigners to build on Guana Cay and did not mind that there were no roads or electricity. They continued to visit every year until 1976 when Roland Otton died and was buried on Guana Cay. Their children, Jim and Margie Otton, regularly brought their own children to visit Guana Cay and their son, Geoffrey, married Anne Pinder of Guana Cay. The property was sold but the family has continued their regular visits. Not only has the Otton family benefitted from their sojourns on the cay but Guana Cay has also been a beneficiary of this generous family. Granddaughter Marjorie Otton wrote a small book of poetry, all proceeds from which she donated to the Guana Cay School to enhance the educational opportunities of the sons and daughters of Guana Cay. The wedding of Rebecca Rich and Andrew Cheatham of New Jersey took place on beautiful Great Guana Cay beach. At the end of the ceremony the bridal party released dozens of turtles which had been hatched and cared for until they were large enough to be released. The bridal party is shown at waters edge with the buckets of baby turtles. Please see Cays Page 19

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 19 Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. Florida KeysRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP 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 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 ManagerGreen Turtle CayMusical Program Will Ring in HolidaysBy Jennifer Hudson The Lowe Art Gallery Theatre in Green Turtle Cay will once again be hosting an exciting programme of song to open the joyous holiday season on December 5th and December 6th at 7.30 p.m. Presenting A Tropical Christmas Holiday amongst the backdrop of vibrant mosaics of Mr. Lowes paintings and James Mastins sculptures will be Joy Martone, Joan Albury-Moss, James Mastin, Mel Arnold and the Jesus Quartet. Joy Martone is a versatile performer with an exquisite soprano voice who, in addition to performances both internationally and in the United States, has delighted audiences at Green Turtle Cay for the past 18 years. Joan Albury-Moss, a resident of Abaco, also possesses a beautiful soprano voice. Trained in Canada, she has sung in numerous cathedrals and is presently a soloist at St. Francis de Sales Church in Marsh Harbour. Multi-talented James Mastin, who is well known as sculptor, painter, actor and singer, has graced the Green Turtle Cay stage for many years and will be adding the sounds of his rich voice to the evenings programme. Accompanying Joy and James through their amazing repertoire of songs from Broadway to classical and inspirational Christmas favourites will be Mr. Mel Arnold, composer and arranger, who is another frequent performer on the Green Turtle Cay stage. Completing the programme will be the ever popular Jesus male voice quartet, the harmonious sounds of which are produced by the talented Gentry Morris, Basil Been, Kevin Sterling and Anderson Alcime. Reserved tickets are now available by contacting Ms. Veronica Saunders at the Brass and Leather Shop, phone 367-3643, or Mrs. Ivy Roberts at the Albert Lowe Art Museum, phone 365-4094. Ticket cost is $15 and $5 for children under the age of 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For transportation by ferry, please call the Green Turtle Ferry at 365-4166 and 365-4128. The Lowe Art Gallery has a dock in Black Sound.Art Exhibit Scheduled for DecemberThe Lowe Art Gallery on Green Turtle Cay will host its annual Open House exhibit for the month of December. Striking scenes of Abaco both on land and sea, will be featured. The exhibit will be open 10 a.m. 1 p.m. daily. Last year several hundred visitors from throughout Abaco, the Bahamas and the United States enjoyed the exhibit. The gallery is located on Black Sound at the home of Bahamian artist Alton Roland Lowe at the head of the harbour. This years exhibit will feature all new original oil paintings by Mr. Lowe. His paintings capture the nuances of Bahamian life in exquisite detail. His works include landscapes, seascapes and native floral arrangements. The exhibit will also feature the dramatic lifelike bronze sculptures of James Mastin, who created the Sculpture Garden in New Plymouth and the historical Sculpture Garden in Key West, Florida. The Open House is part of a series of holiday cultural and entertainment events scheduled. CaysFrom Page 18 More News of the Cays Ads inThe AbaconianBring ResultsMr. Winston Saunders, Chairman of the National Cultural Development Commission, visited Abaco on October 29 to establish a local branch of the Commission. Richard Fawkes was selected as local chairman with a mandate to make recommendations as relating to Abaco. A small group listened to Mr. Saunders presentation and supported the selection of local chairman. The government has set up the National Cultural Development Commission to preserve and promote Bahamian cultural heritage. This will include all forms of expression including music, drama, poetry, religious expression, creative writing, art, dance, Junkanoo and other expressions which have impacted our heritage over the years. Its goal it to develop public appreciation of Bahamian history and to arrange for scholarships and assistance for developing artists and musicians. The Commission will work with the Ministry of Tourism to develop cultural centers in the Family Islands to encourage creativity. Additionally, the commission will make recommendations of persons who should be remembered as Bahamian heroes and nation builders and design ways to memorialize these heroes. The government is encouraging the formation of committees on each major island to develop these concepts in the Family Islands.Cultural Committee Chairman for Abaco Is Named

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Page 20 The Abaconian November 15th, 2003By Nancy Burnett Volunteers participated in the worlds largest one-day event on November 1. Twelve groups including students, teachers, youth groups and community leaders participated in the Ocean Conservancys International Coastal Cleanup. Students from Cherokee Primary, Central Abaco Primary, Man-0-War Primary, Hope Town Primary, Forest Heights Academy, S.C. Bootle High, Abaco Central High along with members of Scouts, the Rotary Club and adult volunteers from several communities scoured beaches across Abaco in search of litter. Friends of the Environment in conjunction with the Bahamas National Trust coordinated the event. Although certainly not the first time Abaconians have participated in coastal clean-ups, this year the clean-up was part of the Ocean Conservancys world-wide collection of trash. It is the worlds largest oneday volunteer event aimed at stemming pollution of the marine environment. The groups cleaned up approximately seven miles of beach altogether This included Bahama Palm Shores, Snake Cay, Crossing Beach, Coopers Town, Crown Haven, Murphy Town, Watching Bay, Hope Town and Man-O-War. Each group recorded the specific types of trash that they collected. This data will be will sent to be compiled into worldwide statistics. Plastic beverage bottles seemed to take the lead as the number one item found that day. Students from Forest Heights were lucky enough to find the most peculiar item a message in a bottle! Pro-active students from Abaco Central High found a site of grave concern in Murphy Town where oil is being dumped. They have committed themselves to cleaning the area as well as appealing to the oil companies to use other transfer methods.Beverage Bottles Top the ListTop Ten Items Collected on Abaco During the 2003 International Coastal Cleanup Day: 1. Beverage bottles (plastic) 729 items 2. Beverage bottles (glass) 312 items 3. Shoes 154 items 4. Caps, lids 146 items 5. Beverage cans 114 items 6. Bleach, cleaning containers 91 items 7. Oil/ Lube bottles 84 items 8. Rope 80 items 9. Cups, plates, forks, spoons 67 items l0.Light bulbs 53 itemsWroldwide StatisticsTop Ten items Collected Worldwide During the 2002 International Coastal Clean-up Day: 1. Cigarettes/cigarette filters 26.2% 2. Food wrappers/ containers 10.8% 3. Caps, lids 8.0% 4. Plastic beverage bottles 6.8% 5. Cups, plates, forks, knives, spoons 5.3% 6. Beverage cans 5.7% 7. Glass beverage bottles 5.5% 8. Bags 5.4% 9. Straws/stirrers 4.1% 10. Cigar tips 2.4% There are many reasons why trash needs to be picked up. It harms the environment and wildlife. It threatens human health and safety. It causes communities to lose money and it looks bad. The persons involved in the Coastal Clean-up did not pick up litter along with the rest of the world just to help make Abaco look better, although that is one very good reason. They were part ofAbaco Cleans Up Its Beaches Please see Clean Up Page 21 Students of the Hope Town School did their share of cleaning the Elbow Cay beach as part of the world wide program to clean coastal areas. The efforts throughout Abaco were coordinated by Friends of the Environment under the recommendations of Ocean Conservancys International Coastal Cleanup. The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbours premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel stationThe Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool Conch Crawl restaurant and bar Dive Abaco! SCUBA / Snorkle CenterThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: moorings_conchinn@oii.net www.moorings.comCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. Were waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide Pelican Harbour December 2003

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 21 FRESH PRODUCE CHOICE MEATS GROCERIES SUPPLIES EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR FAMOUS BRANDS DON MACKAY BLVD.MARSH HARBOUR,ABACO. (242) 367-2020/8 FAX:(242) 367-2242 OPEN MON-FRI 8:30 AM 5:00 PM AND SAT 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Our savings plan: The more you buy, the more you save.Turning up the volume on BIG savings on Cases & Bales The more you buy, the more you save. the bigger picture. Held annually since 1986, the International Coastal Cleanup engages people to remove trash and debris from the worlds beaches and waterways to identify the sources of debris, and to change the behaviors that cause pollution. The organization can determine patterns and change related to the type and amount of trash being used. Every piece of litter has a persons face behind it. We are the problem, we are the solution! Thanks to everyone who is helping to be part of the solution.Rotary Club Does Its ShareOn November 1 the Rotary Club of Abaco participated in a coastal cleanup. Working along with other organizations, Rotary targeted a section of beach at Bahama Palm Shores. Numerous bags of garbage were collected, the items inside having been sorted and counted. A quarter-mile of beach yielded enough trash, most of which is believed to have come from ships, to fill a pickup truck to capacity. The data gathered will be sent to the Ocean Conservancy to be used in the global effort to prevent pollution. Eleventh grade students of Abaco Central High School under the leadership of Marine Science teacher Huel Moss began their beach clean-up activities at 6 a.m. at Snake Cay by re-erecting their sign to encourage responsbile use of our marine resources. Vandals had damaged it extensively after they originally erected it. Shown above are, left to right, Kristin Jones, Kevin Gabriel, Collin Swain, Cinian Newbold and Latario Moss. Clean UpFrom Page 20Marine Biology Students Help with Clean UpBy Isobel Sherman On November 1 the grade 11 Marine Biology class at Abaco Central was ready at 6 a.m. The first stop was Snake Cay where they erected a conservation sign which had fallen down. The sign was part of the Nickelodeon project a few years ago. Their next stop was the fuel dock at Murphy Town. It was there, according to their teacher, Mr. Huel Moss, that the students became very upset. Not only were they upset by the amount of garbage they found, but by large amount of oil that has been spilled. Photographs were taken and the students are now hard at work investigating this matter. Within the next few weeks the students themselves will be making their findings clear. Mr. Moss wants to encourage these young people in their quest to make the environment safer and healthier for all. What many people fail to realize that everything that touches the ground on Abaco eventually finds its way into the ground water supply and even into the aqua-sphere of the ocean around us. Look for their findings in a future edition of the Abaconian.Beach Effort Is Part of World-Wide Campaign Simcoe Jewelers&Buds & Bloomsare pleased to announce our annualChristmas Open Houseat Memorial Plaza Friday, 21st November 2003 6:00 9:00 pm Please come and join us!CATCH THE SPIRIT!

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Page 22 The Abaconian November 15th, 2003Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island 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 Inn22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Elbow Cay Prop 43 hse + 3660035 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 Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general Abaco information www.abacoinet.com www.abacoinfo.com www.abacos.com www.go-abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.com Min. of Tourism + agents who have multiple cottages and houses These open houses put persons in the Christmas mood and allow them to shop and socialize at the same time.Business Is RelocatingBy Isobel Sherman Cyber Learning Center is relocating its school and book supply store downstairs in D & S Plaza next to Dougs Place in Marsh Harbour. The Cyber Learning Center School and after school programme will still be upstairs in the D & S Plaza. CentralFrom Page 6 SouthFrom Page 5 plenty of uplifting and enthusiastic singing taking place throughout the service. Rev. Carla Culmer gave the sermon, but the remainder of the duties of the service were shared by different persons from each of the three churches. And even though outdoors the weather was dreary and lunch had to be eaten inside instead of out in the garden, the well being of fellowship resounded and all in all it was a very successful day. Big RewardThe National Marine Fisheries Service from Miami, Florida, is offering a big reward to anyone who finds and returns one of their research tags (pictured above). They may be found in the ocean or inside a fish or turtle. The information the tags can provide to their organization is very important and they are willing to pay a finders reScholarshipFrom Page 7 too many young people are brought up to think this way and it leads to severe problems in society. These young people could have raised the money they needed in much better ways. They had a whole week off school in which they could have organized a walk-a-thon, car washes or weeded yards to raise the money. These activities would have helped to achieve several ends; firstly, to engender in them the knowledge that one should work to receive rewards, secondly, it would have given them a feeling of achievement and self worth and thirdly, it would have provided a safe and structured environment in which their parents knew where they were and kept them off the streets at least for part of their holiday. There are some schools in the community which do organize events such as walka-thons for their students but perhaps in the future whenever funds need to be raised ALL schools could remember the valiant swimmers and their efforts and encourage HudsonFrom Page 8Port Shows Freight ActivityThe new port facility in Marsh Harbour is quite busy as evidenced by these containers. This collection of containers represents freight from one of our two main shipping companies, the Marsh Harbour Line. It has a custom stacker that can place these containers three high. The United Abaco Shipping uses dollies visible in the foreground to transport their containers. their students to emulate their endeavours. Not everyone can swim four miles but most people can walk four miles for a good cause. ward of up to $500 to anyone who comes across one of these devices. They need to know the approximate location of the find, the date and the circumstances surrounding the find. Call them at the above listed telephone number or e-mail them for instructions with regard to the tags return. are asked to contact Kathy Weldon at 3660543 or kathy@abacopathfiners.org. Students who have questions about this scholarship are asked to contact Mrs. Weldon. She will have a table at the upcoming College Fair, November 18.Winding Bay Is Installing Water SystemThe Winding Bay development project is underway. A water system pumping fresh water from the pine woods several miles to the site of the resort is being constructed. Black polyethylene pipe is being heat-fused into a continuous water main. Landscaping has begun in preparation of the links golf course and a large holding pond is nearly completed for an onsite water reservoir. The beach front casuarinas have been removed and a tremendous amount of trash has been removed from the beach.

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 23 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 $12 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 Randy Sawyer .........366-2284 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.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Ginos ...............................$.............367-2002 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mackerals..........................................367-5932 Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Boat House.....................$$.............366-0065 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Club Soliel.........................................366-0253 Harbours Edge..............$$.............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 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Mermaid Cafe...............$$$.............365-5137 Orchid Bay.........................................365-6175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............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 ......F....367-2366 Port of Call................24......F....367-2287 Abaco Yacht Haven....7..............367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................24......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay 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 Treasure Cay 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 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 ................... Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0431 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................................. Airlines 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 Bimini Island Air Ft Lauderdale .................. 954-938-8991 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 .......................................... 367-2498 Twin Air Fort Lauderdale .................................... 365-8677 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch ...................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ............... 367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ..................... 954-359-0292 Local charter companies serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air Charter 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-2089

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 1 B Labour Tribunal Meets on Abaco Halloween Revelers Enjoy Capturing Editor In a first for Abaco, the Labour and Industrial Relations Tribunal considered a case on Abaco. A wrongful dismissal case against Alburys Ferry by Donna Lowe was heard in Marsh Harbour on November 2 and 3 by Mrs. Jethlyn Burrows, Vice President of the Labour and Industrial Relations Tribunal for the Northern Bahamas. The Tribunal is based in Freeport and handles labour disputes for Bimini, Grand Bahama and Abaco. The Tribunal agreed to hold this session on Abaco to accommodate the various witnesses who were all residents of Abaco, reducing the Tribunals expenses for having them all travel to Freeport Shown above are, left to right, Milton Evans, legal counsel for the Alburys Ferry; Elkenny Lockhart, Secretary to the Tribunal; Mrs. Burrows; and Hubert Ingraham, legal counsel for the Ms. Lowe. The Tribunals decision on this case is expected in about 30 days. By Jennifer Hudson According to all sources, the 2002-2003 crawfishing season is proving to be a good one. Fisheries Officer Mr. Wayne Cornish says that the season, which extends from August 1st to March 31st, is going well and that there have been no changes in the laws governing crawfishing. He further stated that at the beginning of the season crawfish were being sold by the fishermen to the buyers at $7.50 per pound but now at this stage in the season when the crawfish are less plentiful they are fetching $9 per pound. While last years season was deemed to be exceptional by the crawfishermen, they are pleased with how this season is going and say that the weather has on the whole been good apart from the rough spell during the middle of October. Often the best time for crawfishing is after a storm when everything has been stirred up. The smaller boats stay out for an average of 10 days to two weeks and carry approximately 10 people (five divers and five boat keepers). Some larger boats may take 14 to 20 persons and carry seven dinghies while the largest may carry as many as 70 people and remain at sea for a whole month. Crawfishing boats may be anywhere from 35 feet to 100 feet with an average size being 55 feet and they fish the entire Bahamas from the North to the Cay Sal Banks. The reefs alone cannot be depended on to provide abundant amounts of crawfish so the crawfishermen create habitats to harbour the crawfish. These habitats con-Crawfish Season Has Been GoodInsights into the Crawfish SeasonRemembrance Day Is ObservedOne tradition of Central Abaco is to observe Remembrance Day each year. Uniformed organizations march through town with flags and banners with the final destination the shoreline/ There they throw a wreath into the water to remember the men who have giv en their lives in defence of their countries. On November 9 the Wesley College Marching Band once again led the young people from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church to the harbour. Although rain threatened the parade, the Boy Scouts, Brownies, Awana Club and band respectfully honoured the soldiers. Please see Crawfish Page 15 Event Schedule in Section B page 19Even in full disguise and without the hat, the editor was nabbed and photographed for posterity. Maxine Turner on the left applied the disguise, Victoria Albury as Capt. Hook retained the culprit while officer Mayumi Albury applied the handcuffs. Maybe he should have worn the hat. Our readers deserve to know what he looks like.

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Page 2 B The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 The public was invited to participate in a town meeting October 23 in St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town. Accompanying Administrator Williams were representatives from government agencies including: Inspectors Godfrey Ferguson and Cleophus Cooper of the Police Department, Works Engineer John Schaeffer, Joe Norris of Inland Tax Revenue, Bertha McPhee of Environmental Health, Gary Smith and Cleveland Dawkins of Customs and Capt. Cyril Roker of the Port Department. These persons either took appropriate notes of problems or answered questions when possible. Chief Councillor Walter Sweeting and Councillors Wallace McDonald, Jeff Key, Ross Thompson were the Hope Town District Council members present. Although participation is usually limited to registered voters, it had been decided that comments would be allowed by anyone attending. A resident began by asking why the roads were still in such miserable condition four years after Hurricane Floyd. He suggested that residents withhold payment on their various license fees until something is done to repair the roads. Mr. Schaeffer suggested waiting six weeks for road action as he felt within that time some positive news would be forthcoming. He was questioned why donations offered earlier to repair the road were not accepted. The community was asked to put their proposal in writing for authorities to consider as verbal proposals are not considered. The onerous speed bumps were brought up by several residents during the course of the two-hour meeting. They wanted to know who made the decision to install them and how they determined where they should go. They wanted to know why the bumps were installed without consulting town residents. They felt that agreement by 70 per cent of the residents was required to install the bumps. They also asked if elected local government officials had the power to make an ordinance over-riding a Nassau rule which prohibits bumps. Several irate residents asked how soon they could be removed and what would happen if they were removed later that evening. This drew a loud applause. By the end of the evening an offer was made to remove them without charge to government, bringing applause again. It was suggested that one individual wanted a speed bump at his house and got what he wanted by paying for the installation. Administrator Williams and Chief Councillor Sweeting noted the bumps were approved by Council and the construction design was made by Ministry of Works personnel. The bumps were scheduled to follow the design used in Treasure Cay which slows traffic without removing teeth or car parts. Somewhere between approval for a mild Treasure Cay style bump and the actual installation, the bumps got modified as a cost saving measure but which now get immediate attention when encountered. Mr. Schaeffer was led to believe by the resident paying for the installation that a majority of the residents were in favor of the plan. Councillor Jeff Key defended Councils decision in attempting to control speeders but conceded that they erred in not getting a larger consensus from the community on this subject. The group accepted that a proper speed bump at the school is acceptable. This is close to the end of the road as traffic approaches the settlement. It was generally agreed that traffic signs are needed advising of speed zones, school and other traffic conditions. Ms. McPhee was questioned about an oil slick in the harbour from one of the freight boats and the fact that earlier letters did not get results. She said the company reported that they had fixed the problem. However, she was then informed that the slick continues to form on freight days. Questions on used oil disposal were taken by Captain Roker, who said that the dock in Marsh Harbour was equipped to accept waste engine oil. It would be disposed of properly once it was put into the holding tank. A constant theme was that government provides little or no help and Hope Town must do it all. The minimal government assistance given was likened to putting a lamp at a pig sty so you could easier thread your way through. Members of the volunteer fire brigade told of raising over $30,000 to buy a fire engine suitable to the narrow town roads but were not comfortable going to either end of the island due to the road conditions and the wear and tear the roads imposed on their equipment. School Principal Candace Key felt meetings like this should be held more often than annually and would be helpful in solving town problems. Waiting a year let too many frustrations build up. The towns problems cannot be resolved in one evening. She suggested working committees devoted to specific problems which would then advise the Council. Others said committees had been tried in the past without notable success. Public meetings are mandated annually, said Mr. Williams, but holding them more often would probably be beneficial. He did ask for a community consensus on the bumps. His suggestion that they be removed brought loud applause. A constant request at these meetings is for a police presence or similar authority in town. The residents felt that other towns have gone through this exercise and had been assigned officers. They were told that other towns have submitted written proposals concerning office and housing availability and had been rewarded with police staff. A resident asked why limited funds are used to get things not wanted but the things wanted and needed are ignored? Elbow Cay generates thousands of dollars in revenues to government but does not get any benefits in return, she said. Mr. Williams stated that road repairs have been authorized at Sandy Point and Hope Town. On completion in Sandy Point the equipment will be moved to Hope Town although he did not have a timetable for this work. One resident asked for patience with the road work as he did not want a quick coat of Mary Carter paint put on the roads but would prefer to wait for a proper pavement that would last for several generations. Concerning pollution in the harbour, Ms. McPhee stated the polluted situation it did not happen overnight and it will take time to identify and solve the problem. She did say that beginning October 24 a new program would be initiated for taking water samples from the harbour of Marsh Harbour. She hopes the program, which is under the direction of her Freeport office, will be expanded. Pollution may be from boats, seepage from shore-side sewerage, dump seepage, restaurant outflow and other sources. The problem is not unique to Hope Town as many harbours suffer from pollution. Questions arose over how government decided on the amount of money allocated to Hope Town, if there was a formula or perhaps if it was based on the revenue generated by the town. Questions were also asked as to the amount of property tax Hope Town generates for the Treasury. Answers were not known but Mr. Williams was aware that these same questions were being asked by island communities throughout the Bahamas. A waterfront site for holding garbage has been chosen and a dock was to have been built by August of this year. Mr. WilliamsHope Town Holds Public MeetingThis is one of the speed bumps which the Hope Tow residents objected to so strenuously at a recent town meeting. Although they were supposed to be similar to the speed bumps at Treasure Cay, they ended up being much more severe as being more economical. Please see Town Meeting Page 8

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 3 B 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 4 B The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 MAN-O-WAR HARDWAREInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD #1 LUMBERPlain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyFor Quotes or Information Call Walter Sweeting or Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-365-6011 Fax 365-6039 We monitor VHF Ch 69 Deliveries Arranged from Green Turtle Cay to Little HarbourAn Extensive Selection ofNon-CorrosiveHardwareBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless SteelHurricane ClipsBrass, Stainless & Monel Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAILBy Jennifer Hudson Mr. Percy Archer, well-known businessman and community leader, was born in 1927, the third of the four children of Hilda and Cecil Archer. Their family home is still standing in Marsh Harbour to the east side of the new government dock, though when Percy was a boy the town only extended from the area of the present Mangoes Restaurant down as far as the police station. There were just two roads, Front Street and Back Street, which is now Queen Elizabeth Drive, and approximately 40 to 50 houses. Most houses were in the form of an A roof with a loft which is where most of the family would sleep apart from one bedroom downstairs. Since houses did not have the convenience and comfort of mosquito screens, piles of mosquito bush were burned outside windows to keep the critters away. Water had to be toted in buckets from his grandfathers yard nearby. Although most children did not begin attending school until the age of five years, Percy began his formal education at four years and for the next ten years attended the Marsh Harbour All Age School that was then situated next to the eastern graveyard. In 1932 a devastating hurricane destroyed the school and classes were held in the Methodist church until another school was built. The new school took over more of the space allotted for the graveyard and remained until it was knocked down in the 1970s when the school moved to a new site. The school in the early days consisted of only one large open room where the children would be placed in different sections of the room according to age under the tutelage of one of the three or four teachers. The children wrote their lessons on slates and enjoyed reading stories from the Royal Readers. By the age of fourteen, Percy had completed his formal schooling and began working with his uncle buying crawfish to be sent to Sir Roland Symonette in Nassau. Fishing and farming were, at that time, about the only opportunities for employment. He remembers that earlier sponging had been a very profitable business. His grandfather, Robert Archer, was the most prominent man in sponging during its heyday. He owned 100 dinghy boats and five sailing vessels, all of which were built in Marsh Harbour where there was a large boat building industry but it faded out whilst the one in Man-O-War continued to flourish. Each large sailing vessel, when it went out on a sponging trip, would take 18 to 20 small dinghies with it. The Marsh Harbour boat-building shed where Hubert Albury and Uncle Pump built the boats can still be seen on Front Street. The men involved in sponge fishing also leased a part of the harbour for growing sponges and every Saturday would go out into the harbour to plant the sponges they had bought and then wait for them to be ready for harvesting. Three churches served the peoples spiritual needs at that time, these being the Gospel Hall, belonging to Dr. R.S. Stratton, Kendrick Wrights Church and the Marsh Harbour Methodist Church. The Methodist Church was a small wooden building on the Union Jack Dock, just east of the new dock where Percys grandfather, Robert Archer, was lay minister along with a minister from England who would come out on a sixmonth basis. Medical facilities were non-existent, but fortunately there was one man with a limited medical knowledge in the person of Dr. R.S. Stratton, Lucien Strattons father, who tended patients in a small office in his home. Since the road to Treasure Cay was only opened 40 years ago and the road to Sandy Point about 35 years ago, the people in settlements outside Marsh Harbour at that time had very little access to a doctor and the only way for Dr. Stratton to reach his patients was by boat. He also traveled to Eleuthera and some other islands on his boat named The Witness. If anyone was very seriously ill and needed to get into the small hospital in Nassau, they were sent on the mail boat. But, sadly, they would perhaps not get there in time as the mail boat only came every two weeks. Island transportation consisted of one government truck that was used for transporting workers involved in road building. The truck would carry the workers half way to the site, then return for the next set, leaving them to walk the rest of the way. Nobody had the luxury of owning a car at that time but three or four people were lucky enough to own a bicycle. The lads constructed their own fun transportation in the form of boxcars. People had to make their own entertainment. To fill in the evenings after work, the men would gather under the big fig tree by the Customs house to talk whilst the women stayed home sewing quilts and clothes for the family. Every Good Friday the official marble-shooting contest was held. Each Saturday the young men would go fishing early in the morning, returning by 11 a.m. in order to be ready for an afternoon of sailing in small boats which they would race down the passage. The children amused themselves by spinning tops, shooting marbles and flying kites. Another favourite pastime was to make little boats from gumelemi that were sailed on the Sea of Abaco. Quadrille dancing and ring plays were also popular to the accomplished guitar music of George Sawyer, Estins grandfather. Two of the people who stand out most in Percys memory of his younger days are Uncle Beecher Archer and Sherwin Archer. The former, a noted mariner and captain of the vessel The Madam who lived in the green and white house just east of the dock which is now used by the customs department, and the latter, a politician in the House of Assembly and captain of the mail boat. Percy has vivid memories of his fathers bootlegging escapades when he would make two trips per night from Bimini to Miami. Before he left, Percys Pa would tear a one hundred dollar bill in half, keep half and give the other half to the man who bought the liquor. Once the boat met with the other party, Percys Pa would check his half billPercy Archers Memories of Growing Up on Abaco Please see Archer Page 15 Percy Archer

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 5 B Mailin Sands mailin@mlrealty.netLIGHTBOURN REALTYOffice# (242) 367-2992 Fax# (242) 367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh 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 $265,000MAKING REAL ESTATE REAL EASYwww.coldwellbankerbahamas.comTMCasuarina 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 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 walk-in 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 Hope Town Representative Ainsley HarrisonPhone 242-366-0338 Email: ainsley@mlrealty.net Hope Town, Abaco TM

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Page 6 B The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 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. 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 EU1000iA2 1000 watts of Honda inverter generator Super quiet-53 to 59dB(A) Super lightweight (29 lbs.) Eco-Throttle-runs up to 8.3 hrs. on 0.6 gals. of fuel Advanced inverter technology provides reliable power to computers and other sensitive equipment Parallel with other EU1000iA2 for additional powerHonda GeneratorsEU2000i 2000 watts of Honda inverter generator Super quiet-53 to 59dB(A) Super lightweight (less than 47 lbs.) Eco-Throttle-runs up to 15 hrs. on 1 gal. of fuel Advanced inverter technology provides reliable power to computers and other sensitive equipment Parallel with other EU2000i for additional powerHonda Generators Ph: (242) 367-4760 Cell: (242) 375-8240 e-mail: master.marine@abacoinet.com A resident of Forest Drive in Dundas Town was beaten about her body by her boyfriend on October 7. A Dundas Town man reported on October 9 that he was struck in the back of his head by a man he knew while he was near Ocean View Park late at night. A Moores Island man was beaten and struck in the face with a block near midnight in Hard Bargain on October 10. The assailant was arrested and charged. A Florida boater at Walkers Cay Marina had his 27-foot boat and two 225 HP engines stolen on October 10. The $115,000 boat was found three days later in Moores Island with both engines and fishing tackle missing which was valued at $40,500. While shopping at a Marsh Harbour grocery store on October 10, a Guana Cay man had his wallet stolen which contained $70, credit cards and his drivers license. A couple was arrested on October 11 at their Murphy Town home for possession of marijuana. A $1000 dive compressor was stolen on October 9 on Grand Cay. A Moores Island man was suspected. A Hope Town womans car parked at the Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour was broken into on October 11 and a $300 CD player was stolen. A Man-O-War womans car parked at the Crossing Beach was broken into during the night of October 10 and a $290 CD player and CDs were stolen. A ferry boat captain had his car broken into while parked overnight at Crossing Beach on October 11 and had a $180 CD player stolen. In mid-afternoon on October 12 a Murphy Town resident was attacked by two men with cutlasses near a Marsh Harbour gas station. His left thumb was injured by the men. A nine-room house in Coopers Town was destroyed by fire late at night on October 19 displacing 12 persons. Also destroyed in the fire was a Suzuki vehicle. A Spring City man was arrested on October 19 concerning a house robbery two days earlier. A caretaker reported that an Eastern Shore house in Marsh harbour was broken into sometime between October 17 and 19. Nothing appeared to have been taken. A Sandy Point resident had his house broken into between June 3 and October 19 and had three chain saws and a wrench set stolen, all valued at $600. A shop keeper at Treasure Cay had $1718 stolen from her purse between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on October 19. Five police officers accompanied by police dog Bob executed a search warrant for dangerous drugs on the M/V Cattamy on October 16. A Columbian, a Jamiacian, a Hondurian and two Bahamians were profiled and Immigration was notified. A resident of Power Line Road in Marsh Harbour suffered injuries to his mouth from being punched in the face by his uncle when he returned home to collect his personal belongings on October 21. Two residents of the Mud were arrested in Marsh Harbour on October 21 for Immigration infractions. A Blackwood resident was awakened at 3 in the morning of October 22 by a man in his house who he vaguely knew. The man left on request but a chair and window were damaged. Nothing appeared to have been taken. A Walkers Cay resident was arrested on October 22 for a housebreaking incident the previous day. Twenty-three Haitians were arrested in Marsh Harbour on October 22 on suspicion of illegal entry and turned over to Immigration officials. A Marsh Harbour woman reported her 14-year-old daughter missing on October 22 after attending an evening church service. She was found at the airport the next day planning to take a flight to Nassau after spending the night at a mans house. She was examined at the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic and was found to be active sexually. A passenger from McLeans town arriving in Crown Haven on the 5 p.m. ferry on October 23 fled on foot when approached by police. He left behind a bag of clothing and a bag believed to contain seven packages of marijuana. A Casuarina Point resident was arrested on October 24 related to a stealing matter of August 29. He was charged and released on $15,000 bail and one surety.Police Crime Report Please see Crime Page 7 K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Repairs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury, Owner/Manager

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 7 B PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATEThe experience of buying or selling a home is not just a business transaction, it is a process involving dreams and emotions. The traits of openness, genuine caring and an attentive ear are our trademarks. Expect them, then enjoy the benefits of a fulfilling, enjoyable real estate experience. Well work hard, so you dont have to. TMMAKING REAL ESTATE REAL EASYwww.coldwellbankerbahamas.com # 1 SincerityMarsh Harbour OfficeOffice# 242-367-2992 Fax# 242-367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: mailin@mlrealty.netMailin Sands Agent Chris Farrington Agent Green Turtle Cay OfficeOffice 242-365-4695 Fax 242-365-4697 P.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Email: chris.f@batelnet.bs 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 LocatedA Marsh Harbour resident had his wallet stolen while at a waterfront restaurant on October 24 sometime between 7 and 11 p.m. The wallet contained $800, drivers licenses and credit cards. A Treasure Cay woman was assaulted by a Coopers Town man while at the basketball court after midnight on October 25. Her lower back was injured when he kicked her butt and broke her right glasses valued at $550. The assailant was later arrested. On October 27 a joint operation named Operation Lion Heart occurred between The Royal Bahamas Police Force, The Defence Force, Bahamas Customs and Bahamas Immigration in an effort to combat illegal drugs and illegal immigrants. As a result of the is joint operation, the following arrests occurred: Two residents of Treasure Cay were arrested for possession of marijuana. Rex William Johnson pleaded guilty and was fined $200. A Sandy Point couple was arrested with reference to dangerous drugs and for unlawful possession of $20,000 in U.S. currency. The Bahamas Drug Enforcement Unit is presently holding the money recovered. The Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Bahamas Customs and Bahamas Immigration carried out a joint operation named Operation Lion Heart on October 27 to find illegal drugs and illegal immigrants. Their operation centered on Sandy Point and the Haitian communities in Marsh Harbour. A leak from their dawn arrival in Sandy Point may have allowed many to avoid apprehension. The operation resulted in 16 arrests. Shown above are some of the handcuffed immigrants arriving by bus at the Resource Center in Marsh Harbour for further questioning. CrimeFrom Page 6Police Crime Report Contd. A Sandy Point resident was arrested when found with six cases of Cuban cigars believed to be uncustomed goods. He was released pending satisfaction to Customs that duties were paid. A Sandy Point resident was picked up on an outstanding warrant of arrest related to possession of dangerous drugs and disobeying a Magistrates Order to pay a $500 fine to the Marsh Harbour court. A Dundas Town man was arrested concerning an earlier incident of stealing. Seven men including one Jamaican and five Haitian women were picked up in Sandy Point and turned over to Immigration officials. A resident of the Mud was arrested on October 28 for Immigration matters. Fisheries arrests were made on two men living at Bahama Star Farm near Treasure Cay and a man living in Wood Cay for fishing north of Crown Haven with a compressor and having in their possession 229 conch which exceeded the bag limit for foreign persons. A pedestrian was hit by a taxi near St. Simons by the Sea Anglican Church in Treasure Cay about 8 p.m. on October 28. The victim suffered a broken leg and lacerations to his face. After being treated locally, he was flown to Nassau for further treatment. An AM/FM stereo radio was stolen from a parked car which was broken into at the Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour between October 13 and 29. A Sandy Point woman was choked and punched in the face by her brother mid afternoon on October 30. A Hope Town woman reported that someone stole a 30 HP Yahama outboard engine from her 13-foot Boston Whaler boat. The theft occurred between October 15 and 30. The engine was valued at $2,500.

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Page 8 B The Abaconian November 15th, 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 Guana Cay residents celebrated the beginning of Fall by hosting a Harvest Festival at the schoolhouse on November 1st. This event was a community effort and they all turned out to support and enjoy it. Many of the children were dressed in Halloween costumes and there was even a very ghostly but fun haunted house. Some of the adults favored costumes with a humorous overtone. Prizes were awarded for the most original, prettiest and ugliest costumes. The night was filled with good food, lots of laughs, many games and loads of fun. Mrs. Sherry Pinder, Principal of Guana Cay All Age School, welcomed everyone and thanked them for coming and for their kind support Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Town MeetingFrom Page 2 was aware that funding has been allocated but it was not known when the transfer of garbage to Abaco mainland will begin. The intention is to ship garbage from the cays to Abaco for disposal in a proper landfill.Guana Cay Has Harvest Festival The site in central Abaco has been surveyed but other information is not available. The meeting concluded with Mr. Williams thanking the community for their spirited and provocative inquiries. He suggested a future meeting and promised to try to have more answers now that he is aware of community concerns. Remember to Buckle Up

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 9 B 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 STANDARD HARDWAREMarsh Harbour 242-367-2660, 2881, 2820 Fax 242-367-2645 Contractors Ask about our special price scheduleA full stock of electrical hardware for contractors and homeowners From inside to outside From roof to floor There's plenty more Inside our store Special homeowner pricing on major projectsCorner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250Whoso receives a child receives me, The Blessed Saviour said. I long so much within your company to be, And make all sad hearts glad. So dont be grouchy and fuss at the kids Because they take up so much time For the loving words of the Saviour bids, Spend time with me and mine. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.Matt. 6:33Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.Mark 10:14 Anon. 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 By Jennifer Hudson Ms. Yvette Andrews, Certified Nutrition Specialist, was in the office at the Auskell Medical Clinic on October 25th, making this her second visit since its inception. Ms. Andrews, who is Managing Director of the Health Promotion Institute in Nassau. Her aim is to seek to improve the overall health of the nation through proper nutrition, weight management and healthy lifestyles. The Bahamas, in general, states Ms. Andrews, has a prevalence of diseases such as type II diabetes, high cholesterol and other cardiovascular diseases and various cancers such as prostate, colon and breast cancer which are all linked to diet and lifestyle many of which are preventable. The primary reason for so much disease is that the population is too obese, says Ms. Andrews. People are consuming too many calories and not exercising. They eat huge food portions, too much fried food and too much sugar which is hidden in sodas, Koolaid and other drinks. Ms. Andrews advises people to take advantage of the many natural foods which are readily available in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables instead of consuming so many harmful processed foods. The diet needs to be rich in fibre and antioxidants and there are wonderful varieties of fresh native fruits on the doorstep to provide this. People should take advantage of their environment to walk the beaches, swim and get active instead of sitting in front of the television or computer. High blood pressure is very prevalent on Abaco and can be attributed to the abundance of crawfish and conch. Many people are unaware that these particular seafoods along with shrimp and eggs have a very high cholesterol content and should only be eaten in extreme moderation. Frying also adds extra cholesterol and satura ted fat. In July, Ms. Andrews led a seminar for Batelco employees and found that the majority needed help with lifestyle habits. Any persons desiring assistance in achieving a healthy lifestyle may book an appointment with Ms. Andrews, who also receives referrals of patients with weight problems, diabetes or hypertension from doctors. She will formulate for the client a three-month programme to lower cholesterol through personalized meal and exercise plans. Ms. Andrews plans to visit the Auskell Clinic every two weeks to present a wholesome, healthy lifestyle without medication. Appointments may be booked by calling the clinic at 367-0020.Nutritionist Presents Healthy Lifestyle Habits Ms. Yvette Andrews Drive SafelyWatch for School ChildrenBy Isobel Sherman Bahamasair has added an additional DeHavilland Dash 8 to its fleet. The plane began service on November 2. Another Dash 8 will join the fleet on November 22. This will enable Bahamasair to haveBahamasair Acquires New Planeadditional flights to various places including Cap Haitian. In addition, plans are underway to do the heavy maintenance checks on the Dash 8s in The Bahamas. The work is now done in Canada. It Pays to Advertise

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Page 10 B The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 Beach Watch 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 June Russell Sales Patricia Love Sales Apprentice Celeste Pinder Rental Agent Your Key to Real Estate Sales & Appraisals In The Bahamas Serving The Bahamas for Over 50 YearsLocated in The Pink Building Royal Harbour Village Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance Visit our web site to view these properties and more throughout the Bahamas From Grand Bahama to Great InaguaTel: 242-367-3262 Fax: 242-367-3260 www.bahamasrealty.bs E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bsTrade Winds36,000+ s. f. sea-to-sea property encompassing 2 bed/2bath main house plus 2 guests cottages. Built in quality Man-OWar tradition with mahogany paneling and hardwood floors. 150 frontage on harbour with deepwater dock. Offered fully equipped/furnished. Room to expand.List #8211 $995,000Bees Nest!New Price!Spectacular location! Direct beachfront 4,000 s. f. 5 bedroom, 4 bath home with pool. Large land size allows for expansion. Wrap around porches, tiki bar, hot tub, water systems, fully equipped and furnished!List #7867 $1,190,000 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 NEW! Guana Cay! Home site just steps from the beach. Perfect for small vacation cottage. #8348. $50,000 Guana Cay! 2/2 cottage just steps from the beach. Screened porches, tile floors, observation deck. Good rental. #7900. $391,050 Heart of Hope T own! 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! Building site near Boat Harbour and all amenities. Build commercial or residential. #6351 $120,000 Marsh Harbour! Landmark property. 6 unit self-catering inn on 1 plus acres of prime real estate. Room to expand, great investment. #7432. Serious inquiries only, please. NEW! Treasure Cay, Windward Beach Gorgeous 18,000 s.f. home site on Sea of Abaco. Priced Right. #8335. $125,000 Turtle Rocks! 2 adjacent 1-acre home sites. Just a short walk to the beach. Cleared and ready to go! #8147. $38,600 and $41,000 White Sound, Elbow Cay. Spacious 4/2 home, tiled throughout. Wellequipped, good rental record, fully furnished. #8149. $345,000 Regattas of Abaco. Choice rentals, beautifully furnished, long term and short term. Please call for details. Commercial. Second Floor B & V Plaza Marsh Harbour. Units may be joined. Call for details. Royal Harbour Village. Upscale office space. 2nd floor, hardwood floors, ready for immediate occupancy. Call for details. Select Properties Residential Rentals Commercial Lease Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 Contact Teri Ekblaw Ph: 561-683-1003 Fax: 561-684-1788 Cell: 561-371-5804 Free Quotes Delivery to PortRESAL INC. RESAL INC. RESAL INC. RESAL INC. RESAL INC.2900 TUXEDO AVENUE WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33405-1013Building Materials Metal Roofing Power Tools Lumber Hardi Siding Plumbing Electrical Air ConditionersBy James Richard Five Governor-Generals Youth Award participants joined over 100 others in hiking over 50 miles on Eleuthera this past October. The students from grades 10, 11 and 12 are all Gold Level participants in the GGYA unit from S. C. Bootle High. Over the mid-term break the group flew to Eleuthera where they were able to work with students from other schools, practice their navigation skills and visit such famous Bahamian locations as Preachers Cave, the Glass Window Bridge and Harbour Island. This hike was the first of two practice hikes leading up to a 50-mile hike on Inagua in July 2004. The students were led by GGYA Island Coordinator James Richard. Currently the Governor Generals Youth Award has units at S.C. Bootle and Wesley College. A leader is being sought for a unit at Abaco Central High. A group of five young people from S.C. Bootle High School participated in a long weekend of activities on Eleuthera. They were part of the Governor Generals Youth Award Scheme expedition. They explored Eleuthera in addition to hiking 50 miles. They are shown here during their visit to Preachers Cave in North Eleuthera. They are, left to right, Gordon Dean, Arnelle Augustin, Joan Pinder, Michael McIntosh and Delvin Pritchard.Students Hike 50 Miles on Eleuthera P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020 Dr. Kelvin Gipson, Foot Doctor November 22, 2003For Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. May Hestmo Hand and Orthopedic Surgeon November 22, 2003 Dr. Pattie Symonette Nutritionist, Weight Management & Healthy Lifestyle Expert November 22, 2003 Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist November 24, 2003 Dr. Ward Obstetrician / Gynecologist November 29, 2003 Dr. Gregory Neil Plastic Surgeon December 6, 2003

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 11 B 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.bsASK ABOUT OUR LAYAWAY PLAN Microwave $107.99 12 Cup Coffee Maker$ 21.99 Washers $599.00 Dryers $495.00 8 cu. f t. Refrigerators $539.00 Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13 15 17 Now AvailableCall for informationCable Bahamas Introduces New Services Cable Bahamas has announced that subscribers on Abaco will see a major upgrade to their cable TV services effective on November 21, 2003. The company will be offering 53 channels of basic cable service, plus Freedom TV premium services will be available for the first time. The company is partnering with Solomons SuperCentre to distribute products and services to residents here. The General Manager of Cable Bahamas on Grand Bahama and Abaco, Erik Russell, said that this change will bring the Abaco channel lineup more in line withCable Bahamas Will Offer More OptionsGrand Bahama. Abaco subscribers will now be able to choose from 89 total channels of cable TV, he stated. Freedom TV is a collection of the top premium channels including movies, special events, sports and family channels. Beginning on November 21, Abaco residents will be able to purchase a set-top box and receive Freedom TV. Freedom TV premium services are available as individual channels or in groups of channels. Access to Freedom TV services is provided using a cable set-top box. with extensive parental control features. The set-top box is sold for $29.95 including a universal remote control. With the switch to the enhanced cable TV lineup there will be some channels that will no longer be available on basic cable. Until we were able to bring the full lineup of basic and premium cable services to Abaco subscribers, we included several channels on basic cable that are actually premium services in Grand Bahama and New Providence, Mr. Russell stated. Cable Bahamas will give demonstrations on Friday and Saturday, November 21 and 22, at Solomons SuperCentre in Marsh Harbour. Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerels Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort 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. F ull 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 COVELot #18 hillside, ocean view, electric and telephone in place, ready to build $151,500 Lot #21 hilltop, Sea of Abaco and ocean views, private dock slip at Tahiti Beach $233,000 Lot #23 hilltop, Sea of Abaco, ocean & Tiloo views SOLDMARNIES 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:$325,000Pristine Ocean front property, secluded, private North Elbow Cay. Lot #54 109 white sandy ocean front $495,000. Lot #53 121 white sandy ocean front $495,000. Combine both lots for incredible parcel of 1+ acres of ocean front. Call Greg Roberts for details and appointment to view.Centreline Road, central Elbow Cay three contingent lots, b/t 9-10 thousand sq. ft. each. Multi-zoned, residential or commercial, ideal spot for small business. Call Greg Roberts for details. 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 VILLAS

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Page 12 B The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 3 Villas, 2 Bedroom, 1 Baths 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) 365-5083 e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.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 Store Hours: 9am to 5pm Ph: (242) 365-5006 365-5002 365-5028 (office) 365-5083 (fax) TT TT T el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 F F F F F ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: harbourviewhaven@abacoinet.com www.guanacayvillas.com Rental CottagesAll units centrally air-conditioned Satellite TV, Radio / CD / Tape player Two bedrooms, queen beds, 1 bath, full kitchen, living room Dining area seats 6, Bahama room with queen futon One bedroom, one bath apartment overlooking the harbour Outside BBQ grill Enjoy your own private gazebo and garden Harbour View HavenLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas By Jennifer Hudson Halloween night brought the ghosts and goblins out in full force throughout Abaco. Fun began early at Bellevue Business Depot as the children stopped by on their way home from school to receive bags of Halloween candy from the witches, princesses, aliens and other monsters present. Some of the smaller children were a little unsure about accepting their bags from such scary looking characters but they all eventually went home happily clutching their candy. It is the custom each year for the staff of Bellevue to dress up and do this for the children of their customers. Then at Sapodillys children and adults were able to have their faces painted. Their customers were swinging late into the night to the sounds of Stone McEwen at their Halloween costume party and, according to management, a great fun time was had by all. An impartial panel of tourists judged the costume contest and chose as the winners. Life Savers won in the most original category and a witch and a genie as the most Halloween. Other interesting costumes were a group dressed as an old folks home and the California Raisinettes Snappas held its Halloween party on the following night and again there were many people turning out in costume. M.C. for the evening was Colin Albury and the winners were The Grim Reaper, most Halloween Lady with big butt best overall and two group winners Birds of Paradise and the other with a title better left unpublished! Owner Lil Bill Albury said that the party was attended by approximately 400 people, over 50 percent of whom were in costume. The establishment had been superbly decorated Ashley Roberts. A DJ from Nassau provided music for the evening, Jammin Jan and her mother Maxine Turner painted faces. A fireworks display just before midnight added an extra touch of excitement. Bluff House in Green Turtle Cay held its third annual Halloween party at the Jolly Roger where almost everyone was in costume and danced the night away to the sounds of the Gully Roosters. The costumes were judged by the applause of the guests and those selected as winners were Big fat lady ballerina (actually a man) for best costume, another man dressed as a woman for best female, and Toga War-Halloween Brings Out the Trick or TreatersThese Trick or Treaters were found in Little Orchard. Many were accompanied by their parents. There seemed to be more children out this year than previous years. Please see Trick Page 13 V ACANCY NOTICEThe Bahamas Telecommunications Co. Ltd. invites suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of Secretary in its Marsh Harbour, Abaco office. The holder of this position will provide secretarial and administration support to the Senior Manager in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:1.Type correspondence (letters, memo, reports) and any other documents assigned by the senior manager. 2.Organize and maintain files for the department, ensuring accuracy and confidentiality. 3.Perform all clerical and administrative duties appropriate to this position, including the operation of a variety of office equipment. 4.Make preparations for meetings, including taking minutes. 5.Answer and monitor all incoming calls for the Senior Manager, record and distribute messages and initiate outgoing calls. 6.Carry out any other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Senior Manager. 7.Represent the Department in a courteous, professional manner to all internal and external contacts. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:1.Bachelors Degree in Secretarial Science with four (4) years experience or 2.Associate Degree in Secretarial Science with four (4) years experience or 3.Six (6) years experience in a related field 4.Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications The successful candidate should be energetic, adaptable and flexible to meeting changing work demands, possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to deal with pressure and multiple customer requests. All applications should be received at BTCs Marsh Harbour, Abaco Office, no later than Thursday, November 20th, 2003, and addressed as follows: Senior Manager The Bahamas Telecommunications Co. Ltd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Re: Secretary

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 13 B Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsBoaters Paradise still available on the pristine Sea of Abaco. All ocean front lots are under contract, however the Sea of Abaco still awaits with its perfect deep water dock on parcel 5, as well as the ideal island cottage. Parcel 4 is a magnificent lot, deep water for a dock, as well as beautiful property for a custom home or cottage. The best beach on Elbow Cay with its long winding white sand shores is just a short walk away. Beach access is provided to the north of parcel 3. Call today to schedule an appointment to view this one of a kind property on Elbow Cay.Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsLocated at One Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, BahamasContact Chris Thompson or Greg Roberts(242) 366-0216 phone (242) 366-0223 faxVisit our website for additional listings at www.elbow-cay.com Sea To Sea Estate Property This Property is Shown by Appointment Only and is Offered Exclusively by SOLDSOLD SOLD rior for best male. The prize for scariest went to Chris McIntosh, who was actually on the roof, apparently really scaring people with his impressively weird costume. There was a pumpkin carving contest which was won by a visitor from England. TrickFrom Page 12 In Hope Town the costume party which is normally held each year at Harbours Edge was this year held at Capt Jacks and a good time was reported with Funky Clown and Big Bird winning the contest. Children all over Abaco had their usual Trick or Treating fun and, according to reports, there were more children than ever out this year. This was another group of Trick or Treaters all dressed for the occasion in interesting and creative costumes.

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Page 14 B The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081 email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com web site: ww.aisleofpalmrealty.comAisle of Palm RealtyBrent CartwrightPlease call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco Hope Town #1003 Two bedroom, two and a half bath home on large lot in Buttonwood with approved plans for main house offering three bedrooms with three and a half baths. Offers views of the sea, central A/C, spacious bath patio, furnished and private. $474,000Regattas Unit 202 #1002 Furnished two bedroom, 2 bath ground floor condo with spacious patio. Pool, tennis courts, beach access, gated entrance and separate outside storage unit. $249,900Coral Point #1007 Over one and a half acres of elevated waterfront land near Great Cistern with foundation and walls poured to belt course for three bedroom home to overlook the Sea of Abaco. Finish the approved plans or modify to complete as you wish. Land runs 140'+ on the water by 400'+ deep. $280,000 GREAT PRICE Guana Cay #1019 Two brand new cottages side by side on separate lots each offering two bedrooms with one and a half baths and a compact kitchen and living area downstairs. Can be sold together for $347,000 or separately for $200,000 each. These cottages would make a great income in the short term rental market. Tilloo Cay #1021 Two adjacent parcels of waterfront land located just south of the Castle offering great elevations and deep water just offshore for a private dock. The northern lot offers 100' on the water and is offered at $190,000 and the southern lot offers 90' with larger building area and is listed at $199,000. Marsh Harbour #1005 Sunrise Bay is a planned community offering 39 lots with paved roads, underground utilities, street lights and a community beach for all lot owners. Most lots offer sea views from the rolling hills throughout the development. Interior lots start at $92,000 and waterfront lots at $292,500 Regattas rental #1023 Spacious second floor unit with views of the harbour offered fully furnished and includes use of the pool, beach and tennis courts. The unit offers two bedrooms and two baths with spacious living area and patio. Long term rental for $1600 per month. CONGRATULATIONSLynn Holene Robertson graduating from American Home Schooling. We are so proud of you! With Lots of Love, From your parents, Lowell & Jackie Roberts & FamilyBy Portia Jonsson When I moved to Spring City last month, I did not expect my neighbours to be turkey vultures. There are probably a dozen or more of them that spend most of day perched motionless in the top of the tall dead trees next to my house with their wings spread to catch the warmth of the sun. Turkey buzzard, as old-timers call them, are magnificent fliers. Alone or by the dozen, they sail for hours high in the sky, rocking slightly from side to side and holding their wings in a shallow V. The turkey vulture ranges from southern Canada to the tip of South America and play a vital role in the ecosystem because of their habit of feeding on carrion (dead animal flesh). As you may have guessed, turkey vultures get their name from their resemblance to turkeys. Vultures are commonly, but incorrectly, referred to as buzzards. Buzzards actually refers to the group of broad-winged hawks. Vultures, unlike other birds, have no feathers on their heads. Their heads are featherless as an adaptation to defend against bacteria. As the vultures feed, their heads become covered with bacteria present on rotting carcasses. The sun can kill this bacteria more easily on a featherless head than on a head covered in feathers. Turkey vultures may possess anotherMy Neighbours Are Turkey Vultures! useful adaptation, a keen sense of smell. Many believe turkey vultures use their sense of smell for foraging purposes, recognizing the gasses emanating from rotting flesh. Others believe that turkey vultures acquire food using only their eyesight. The turkey vulture is family oriented. A roost is a group of vultures living together and sleeping at night in a tall tree. Many of the roosts are located near human habitation. There can be the same kind of trees a half a mile away, but for their home the birds will pick a tree near people. They seem to like the warmth of human company. So, the turkey vultures are out there. They are interesting and theyre fun to watch. Christmas Stock Now on Display

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 15 B Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above. $1,292,000 Another World This name gives you an idea of this special family island beach home. 5 bed/ 5 bath CBS house on world reknown Treasure Cay beach with many features/ extras including a van and golf cart. Areal MUST SEE $1,440,000 Serenity A real Estate property. Modern 4 bed/4.5 bath, 5600 sq. ft., two storey CBS home with incredible ocean views. Upper level extra large, open concept living/dining/kitchen with outdoor covered balcony and master en-suite bed/bath. Lower level 2 bed/2 bath, lounge, wet bar plus additional bed/bath and double garage. Property has two fully landscaped lots with 290 feet ocean front. Special property with many, many additional features including 2 bed/1 bath caretakers cottage. $3,800,000 GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATES Safe Harbour Canal front with excellent elevation. Octagonal 825 sq. ft. garage / efficiency guest house with plans for main house. Dock with power in place. Must see.$369,000 Laguna brand new canal front, octagonal home,fully furnished, 3 bed/ 2 bath, modern open concept, living/dining/kitchen plus partially covered deck. Perfect island retreat for some lucky family $676,500 Island Times 2500 sq. ft. modern spacious 3 bed / 2 1/2 bath, living/dining/kitchen opening onto covered patio facing waterfront. Double garage/ utility. Extra adjacent lot. Total frontage 108 ft. $830,250 Seaductress / Harbours Edge Modern CBS 3 bed/ 3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, 80 ft., full serviced dock, 2 car garage including two vehicles. Exceptional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate. MOTIVATED SELLER$1,200,000 Lot Fifteen Canal front, newly completed and designerfurnished dream house. CBS 3 bed / 2 bath 3,000 sq. ft. with double garage. Fully landscaped with irrigation system. Many extra features. $915,000 + 14% closing WINDWARD BEACH Seaclusion Ocean front CBS house, 2 bed / 2 bath plus detached 20 x 30 2-car garage with extra bath. House has wonderful view as well as prevailing tradewinds $800,000 VACANT LOTS AVALABLE Windward Beach / Oceanfront beginning at $150,000 Canal Frontbeginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interiorbeginning at $25,000Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it.For further details and pictures visit our web page at treasurecayrealestate.com Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.netMember ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 3 bed / 2.5 bath -12 ft. wide slip$302,500 Phase II 2 bed / 2 bath, 18 wide slip$315,000 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 4 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip$194,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Garden/Pool View 2 bed / 1 bath $113,000 Marina View 1 bed / 1 bathbeginning at $101,000 2 bed / 1 bath beginning at $165,000 VILLAS Beach Villa Subdivision Garden villa 2 bed / 2 bath extra features $157,300 APARTMENTS Rock Point four-plex, 2 storey CBS apartment build ing, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath,living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. Must see. $350,000 TREASURE HOUSES Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool / waterfall 2 bed / 2 bath octag onal house$356,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 2 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other features Starting at $440,000 Plus 14% closing BRIGANTINE BAY ESTATES "Sea Cliff" newly completed 2 storey CBS home fully furnished. Living / dining / kitchen downstairs, bed rooms upstairs. Direct greenway access to Treasure Cay beach MOTIVATED SELLER $431,000 Sableau Soleil Canal front with dock. Island simplicity home, 3 bed / 2 bath, detached garage with half bath. Waterfront view from master bedroom and open concept living / dining / kitchen. $430,500 LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE Blue House One-of-a-kind beach front home designed by the Architect / Owner for family and beach living. 5 bed / 4 bath, large living / dining area with modern kitchen, wrap-around deck. Many, many extra features. $2,100,000 Trident/Turquoise Seas You cannot be more on thebeach than in this special home. Offering 3 bed / 31/2 bath in the main house with detached garage /bed / bath / attic plus storage. Vast deck oceanside with widows walk. WOW! $2,520,000 SANDPIPER BEACH Top of the Rock situated on two elevated ocean front lots with natural and tropical gardens. Main house 1 bed / 1 bath with detached 2 bed / 1 bath guest accommodations plus additional 400 sq. ft. entertainment / bunk house efficiency. Great holiday beach property. $2,100,000 SOLD SOLD SOLDThe 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 Explore the Golden RGolden R Golden RGolden R Golden R eefeef eefeef eef and find a delightful array of resort-wear fashions, Abaco Gold jewellery and other fine gold jewelery to dazzle you, art prints, and many other souvenirs and gifts to take back home to remind you of your visit with us. Located in the heart of New Plymouth Green Turtle Cay on Parliament Street Tel: (242) 365-4511 ArcherFrom Page 4 with the receiving persons half. If it matched, then he was assured that he was delivering to the right person. Percy has been through many hurricanes in his lifetime and says that while the 1932 hurricane was bad and Hurricane Betsy left the island flooded for days, Hurricane Floyd was by far the worst. Although the 1926 CrawfishFrom Page 1 sist of a sheet metal roof six inches off the seabed held up with wooden sides which the crawfish use as their home. The crawfish are free to come and go. Each habitat costs between $35 and $70 to construct each habitat and a boat may have $100,000 invested in habitats. This represents a large portion of the money made from the sale of crawfish each year. Unfortunately, it is possible to suffer large losses of habitats during a hurricane and the fishermen suffered a huge loss from Hurricane Floyd. It is feared that even the close proximity of Hurricane Isabel may have caused some loss of habitats. Since insurance companies will not cover this type of risk, large financial losses often have to be borne. These habitats, which form a natural refuge for the crawfish, are permitted to remain permanently in place whereas traps must be removed at the end of each season. Poaching by foreigners is another problem encountered by the crawfishermen. One commercial crawfisherman felt that 10 years ago about 10 percent of the crawfish was being lost to poachers but now that figure has risen to 30 percent. An average catch of crawfish per day for a medium-sized boat is reported to be between 100 and 200 pounds; this is processed at night and stored in ice boxes ready to be sold to the various fish houses. hurricane blew every house down, the island saw more devastation from Floyd as there was by that time far more to blow down. As a young man, Percys dream was to become a carpenter. So in 1946 he went to Nassau to receive training in the construction trade. In 1962 he returned to Abaco and established the Percy Archer General Construction Company which he operated until his retirement three years ago. During his years in construction he was responsible for building many of Abacos prominent buildings including Abaco Central High School, Abaco Hardware and the Treasure Cay airport terminal to name a few. Percy, a Justice of the Peace, has devoted his life to the betterment of Abaco and in the year 2000 was recognized by the International Whos Who of Professional Persons and was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Support Citizens Against Crime

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Page 16 B The Abaconian November 15th, 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 Black Wood Elegant, fully furnished two bedroom apt. At entrance to Black Wood. Rent nightly or monthly. Call Gwendolyn Baillou at 365-0614 or 554-8424 Hope Town Conch Crawl Cottage weekly rental, accommodates up to 12 people. Contact Kayla Gates. 242-367-4550 ph/fax or view our web page at oii.net. RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT Houses and Apartments For Rent Classified Advertisements Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Great Cistern 3 story furnished 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath, central A/C, cable, phone, storage and generator houses, all around decks overlooking water. Phone 367-5867 Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com Marsh Harbour, 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 Sweetings Village, 1 bedroom efficiency, furnished, electricity & water include. Call 367-2107 Treasure Cay 2 bed/2 bath villa on Solomon Mines parking lot. Reasonable rent. Call 3654105 Treasure Cay 3 bed 2 bath on Brigantine Bay canal, pool, dock, lush landscaping, 2 min. walk to worlds best beach. Very affordable longterm rate. Call 477-5056. Simmons PlaceRentals Apartments Office Space Store FrontBarbara M. SimmonsPhone 242-367-2922 East Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, Abaco simmonsplace2002@yahoo.com By Jennifer Hudson A large crowd gathered at Settlement Point on Green Turtle Cay on the night of November 5th to celebrate their First Annual Guy Fawkes Fun Night. This was the first fund raiser held towards the Island Roots Heritage Festival planned for May of 2004. There was an atmosphere of festivity with everyone enjoying themselves despite the heavy rain showers. The conch chowder, conch fritter and hamburger stalls did a roaring trade as people were glad of the hot food to warm them up on that chilly evening. Although most of the crowd were residents of Green Turtle Cay, a good-sized group from the mainland took advantage of the specially chartered ferry to join in the celebrations. A horn honking golf cart brought Guy Fawkes to the scene to tell the story of his unsuccessful plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in England on November 5th, 1605, and of his subsequent execution in 1606. From that date on, effigies of Guy Fawkes have been made and burned in England each year on Guy Fawkes Night. This used to be a yearly observance in The Bahamas in days gone by but over the years has been long forgotten. The Green Turtle Cay Heritage Festival Committee is now hoping to bring this back as a yearly funfilled event and were pleased to see what a great family event the evening turned out to be with grandparents telling their grandchildren Olde Time stories. The highlight of the evening was the Guy competition. In all, fourteen guys were submitted for judging and drew much interest and speculation from the crowd. Some of the characters entered were Bin Ladin, Saddam Hussein, Balloon Head, Pirate, Dumb and Dumber, Dr. Guya, Political Guy (non-partisan) whose pockets were stuffed with Peoples Money and President Clinton. One very scary looking Gorilla Guy suddenly came to life much to the excitement of the children. When it came time for the judging, three volunteers from the mainland formed an impartial panel and there was much hilarity as each of the guys was danced by its creator in front of the judges. The three winners of cash prizes were, first, Untitled Guy by Heather Sawyer; second, Political Guy which was a group effort and third, Clinic Guy by the government nurse. A traditional hayride, which is always a favourite with children who enjoy being scared by the monsters which jump out of the bushes along the way, had to be cancelled due to the inclement weather. The festivities ended with the burning of the guys which were carried to the far end of the point and jubilantly thrown onto the fire. The Bin Ladin and Saddam Hussein guys received a very thorough beating before eventually being released to the flames. The two bonfires were huge and burned well into the night. The hardworking committee of twelve were delighted with the figure of $3365 raised which will go a long way towards offsetting expenses to bring in the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band from Nassau and a chorale group from Key West for the Island Roots Heritage Festival on May 7-9, 2004. The next fund raiser will be a Wine Tasting Evening sponsored by Burns House and hosted at the home of Pat and Louise Green of Green Turtle Cay on January 30th, 2004. A large crowd enjoyed the Guy Fawkes celebration in Green Turtle Cay on November 5. Effigies of many characters were paraded before being burned later in the evening.Guy Fawkes Is Celebrated at Green Turtle Cay 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 StarAdrian Lowe shows off his effigy of Bin Ladin, a very realistic likeness of the real person.

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 17 B Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Firehouse CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service Centerformerly Television Service Center 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 bed / 3 1/2 bath, 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 Enjoy the life style you deserve . Waterfront lots with private boat slips in a secure gated community starting at $195,000 Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 www.greatabacoclub.com 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 Houses and Land For SaleClassified Advertisements PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Sandra Evans, BRIMultiple-listing Broker sandra @abacorealtor.com East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com The Best Service in Abaco Homes Property Beach front Condos Corporate RentalsLittle Harbour beautiful ocean view, 2 story, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, living & dining room, large game room with wet bar, ceramic tile and carpet, 3 large decks including 1 screened, central air, UV water purification system, electricity to home, plus 12.5 KW back-up generator. $499,900. Call 242-366-3515 or 477-5198 Little Harbour Great ocean view furnished cottage, 2 air conditioned bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, screened porch, spacious outside decks with landscaped yards. Full kitchen with all amenities, metered electric power and 7000 gal. cistern. $250,000 Call owners in US at 850-2308212 or 242-366-3515 in Little Harbour to see cottage. Lubbers Quarters near Hope Town, water front house, below appraisal, views, dock, fully furnished, rental history, owner. 242-366-3100, www.sandybottoms.com Marsh Harbour 3 bedroom/2 bath, furnished, w/carport. Beautifully landscaped w/asst. fruit trees. House on approx 26,000 sq. ft. property. Located hill top Cove Estates, Govt. Subdivision. Serious enquiries only. Tel 242-3672564 Marsh Harbour 3 story house, 3 bed/2 bath, study, powder room, formal living, dining, kitchen w/island, and family room, 3-car garage w/ work area, covered deck, stepping stone patio, paver brick drive. 2800 SF living, central A/C, total SF approx 3700, 3.4 acres. Spectacular views of Sea of Abaco. Landscaping and fruit trees. Call after 5:30 p.m. 367-2486. Serious inquiries only. Marsh Harbour 3 bed/2bath furnished home. Large yard w/fruit trees. $250,000. Call 3675503 or 357-6561 MUST SELLINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY REAL ESTATE IN ABACOTreasure Cay Vacant land 10,000 sq. ft. 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 apt. complex 3 2 bed, 1 bath units 9,000 sq. ft. Area for small shop Lot #18B Murphy Town 3 bed, 2 bath Newly repaired 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #67For condition of sale and any other information contact Ms. C.A. Cooper or Ms.T. Rolle at 367-2141.BIDS ONLYMurphy Town Duplex 2 2 bed, 1 bath 7440 sq. ft. Fairly new structure Lot #3 Murphy Town Duplex 2 bed, 1 bath and 1 bed efficiency 8900 sq. ft. Lot #68 Bahama Coral Island Vacant land 10,890 sq ft. Section #3 Block A Lot #1 Marsh Harbour 3 bed, 2 bath Prime business location Queen Elizabeth Drive Lot size 7400 sq. ft.Marsh Harbour Duplex, 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days FOR SALEAll that piece, parcel or lot of land having Lot Number 8 in Section 3 of the Section known as Casuarina Point of Subdivision known as Bahama Palm Shores situate approximately 3 miles westward of Cherokee Sound on the Island of Great Abaco. Property: 12,5000 square feet Accommodation: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living, dining and kitchen, Large open space second floor can accommodate 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Forward sealed bids to Casuarina Point, P.O. Box EE 16512, Nassau, Bahamas. Bids must be received by November 30th, 2003. For more information call 242-324-1239 or Abaco 366-2310 or cell 375-8738 or P.O. Box AB 20984. The Abaconian will be available on the Internet soon at abaconian.com SubscribersPlease send your E-mail address to davralph@batelnet.bs for renewal notices

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Page 18 B The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 Horizontal storage tanks Cone bottom Pick-up truck tanksLow profile tanks Vertical tanks POLYETHYLENE TANKS Also: pumps, bladders, softeners, RO systems, desalinators, DI systems, filters, etc. . Resilient Wont crack UV stabilized Better than F G No bad smell No bad taste Inexpensive Ships easily Many sizes Many Shapes Lots in stock Bulkhead fittings installed Distributors wantedADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INC. Indian Harbour Beach, FL Ph: 407-777-4909 Fax 407-773-8338 E-mail: info@advancedwater.com For prices call or E-mail NOW The 10,000 square foot wooden restaurant building went up in flames Saturday evening, November 1. Staff and residents lacked any serious fire-fighting equipment and attempted to control the waterfront blaze with garden hoses. The size of the fire alarmed residents in Coopers Town and many came by boat to offer assistance. Reports are that the fire was first observed by a staff member in the laundry room. Staff and others at the scene were able to use garden hoses and buckets to keep the fire from consuming the dock. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department received a call for assistance about 11:30 pm but was not prepared for Eight members of a rake and scrape band from Cat Island traveled to Abaco to entertain at a Guy Fawkes compeition held in Marsh Harbour on November 8. The event was held at the Marsh Harbour Goombay Park and was organized by Henley Dawkins of Murphy Town. Models from Freeport staged a fashion show, adding to the festive atmosphereCat Island Band Entertains 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 AbacoFire Destroys Spanish Cay Restaurantan offshore fire an hour away by truck, then a further-twenty minute boat ride. The building housed a restaurant, laundry, gift shop and Customs office. COB Abaco Office ClosesBy Isobel Sherman The College of The Bahamas has announced that its Abaco Office is closed. Persons wishing to inquire about any matters concerning The College of The Bahamas are to contact Dr. Linda Davis or Shannon Knowles at the school in Nassau..

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November 15th The Abaconian Page 19 B 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 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 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 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 Job Available Able bodied person with experience in retail business. Call Thomas at Harbour View Grocery 366-0033 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE8-ft. Pool Table, coin operated with balls and cue sticks. $2000 ONO Call 366-0195 PETS FOR SALEHand raised African grey parrots $1200, blue and gold macaws $1400, scarlet macaws $2500 and cockatoos $2500. All fully weaned and ready to go to their new homes. The entire species are excellent talkers. Only serious inquiries. Call 357-5472 (Freeport) Diane FletcherChartered Accountant ________________________________Financial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training Specializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207 The Healing Power ofTherapeutic Massageby LounetteMarsh Harbour & Treasure CayAdvance appointment requestedTel: 375-8416VHF ch. 8 Little Moon Tom Cat EnterprisesSales Generators R.O. Systems Hi-pressure PumpsPhone/Fax: 242-366-0135 Hope TownRepairs Generators Gas Engines R.O. Systems Diesel Engines Lance R. NewboldCertified Diesel Mechanic Dr. William H. KochChiropractor Safe, effective and gentle help for head, neck and shoulder pain, back, hip and leg pain, sciatica, pinched nerves, carpal tunnel, TMJ. Without drugs, surgery or side effects. For an appointment please call 357-6504 or 367-2584 COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 17 Formula, Hope Town built, center console, 4 stroke 90 HP engine. $6500 ONO. Call 3655140 or 359-6169 22' Aquasport CCP Model 1986, hydraulic steering, T-top, VHF, cushions, large fish box, 150HP Evinrude. $10,500. Call Island Marine at 366-0282 or 366-0280 26 Mako, 1972, cuddy cabin, 3208 natural Caterpiller engine, w/trailer, DUTY PAID, Abaco registered. $14,000 ONO Call 365-6169 28 ft. Chris Craft 1978, w/350 Chevy engine. Duty paid. Hard top w/open cockpit, sedan type. Sleeps 6, full head, full galley w/ propane stove and AC/DC refrigerator, VHF radio. Asking $18,500. Contact Richie Sands at 365-5027 42 Uniflight Sportsfisher Ol Smoothy Twin diesel, 1 enging needs work, many extras. Located at Treasure Cay Marina L dock. $40,000. Call 365-8093 or 250-652-2478 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 Batelco customers can now view their bills, the white pages and the yellow pages online. The web page will be easy to navigate. The phone numbers for businesses and individuals not in the phone directory will be available online. This will be convenient for those who missedBatelco Offers New Online Servicesthe deadlines for getting their numbers in the regular directory. This can be accessed at btcbahamas.com The company will be providing hyperlinks to websites banner ads and e-mail addresses. There will be additional costs for these services and the company is presently working out a process of coupling the new features with print advertisements into a pricing package. Customers can now view their bills online by registering online at the same web site.Upcoming EventsCollege Fair New Visions MH Nov, 18 Open House Memorial Plaza Nov 21 Art Auction Mangoes MH Nov. 22 Agape School Fair Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Nov 27 Christmas Lights MH Nov 28 Box Car Derby HT Nov. 29 Open House Joes Studio MOW Nov. 28 Art Show Hope Town Lodge Nov 30 Musical Concert GTC Nov 5-6 Christmas Bazaar MH Dec 6 Chamber National Health MH Dec 11 Junkanoo Competition MH Dec 13 Methodist Play HT Dec 18-19 Boat Parade MH Dec 22 Computer Raffle MH Dec 23 Raffle Drawing Ab Hardward Dec 23

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Page 20 B The Abaconian November 15th, 2003 Nathan 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 BAKINGSPIRITS BRIGHTINTRODUCING FRESH BAKED BREADSFrom warm baked breads to delicious family meals,make one stop at Solomons and your holiday shopping is done.