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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 1 12 Schools Will Rush Saturday AfternoonBox Car Derby Entertains Hundreds Sunfish Regatta Hosts Nassau Sailors Teams Compete in Soccer TournamentHope Towns sixth Box Car Derby was held on November 28 on Big Hill. Juniors and adults competed, winning trophies and entertaining hundreds of spectators. The money raised goes toward youth sport programs. Shown above is the Scurvy Few driven by Roalnd Roberts which won first place in the Junior Division See story on page 10.. Nine soccer teams competed in a tournament on December 6 at the soccer field in Murphy Town. Four teams traveled from Grand Bahama to join four teams from Central Abaco and one team from Treasure Cay. Despite cold rain the boys and a few girls competed in three age categories. See story in Section B page 8. Participants of the Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta braved heavy winds and chilling water temperatures on December 1 to compete in this annual event. The four races were held in the harbour of Marsh Harbour to gain some protection from the heavy winds. The winds proved to be very gusty causing several to capsize. Sailors came from Nassau to compete with local sailors. Standing, left to right, are Cai Chaplin, Alison Myers, Thomas Phillips, Peggy Riley, Jerry Thompson, Lori Lowe, Charles Cooke. Kneeling, left to right, are Jimmy Lowe, Robert Dunkley, Ben Myers, Jim Kaighin who was the overall winner. See story in Section B on page 16. 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 VOLUMNE 10, NUMBER 24, DECEMBER 15th, 2003 Junkanoo Competitions PlannedThe first Junior Junkanoo Parade on Abaco will be held on Saturday, December 13, a 4 p.m. in Marsh Harbour. Twelve schools have been working on costumes, getting drums and cowbells together and practicing the dance steps. The parade will take place on Don MacKay Boulevard between Lowes Pharmacy and the AID parking lot on Saturday afternoon and will be judged by a panel. Prizes and trophies will be presented. The event will be broadcast live by Radio Abaco. The government is encouraging the tradition of Junkanoo by giving seed money to schools participating to be spent on purchasing the necessary supplies for the costumes. Competition is expected to be high among the schools. Various adults have been assisting the small schools in preparing for this event. The Senior Junkanoo Parade will take place on Boxing Day, December 26, in Marsh Harbour and is expected to be another popular event. Until this year a national competition was held yearly in Nassau for the seniors. It was basically Nassau groups which were prominent. These two events on Abaco along with similar events on all the major Family Islands will bring the interest in Junkanoo to a local level. Although Junkanoo in The Bahamas is usually a night event, Green Turtle Cay has had very successful Junkanoo events annually on New Years Day. These events draw a thousand or more spectators.

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Page 2 The Abaconian December 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 HarbourGreen Turtle Cay Junkanoo Remembered Schedule of Holiday EventsDec 13Junior Junkanoo Competition in Marsh Harbour Dec 13Toys for Tos toy collection in Marsh Harbour Dec 13Christmas Bazaar in Marsh Harbour Dec 22Boat Parade in Marsh Harbour Dec 23Raffle drawing at Abaco Hardware Dec 24Drawing for car at Price Right Dec 26Senior Junkanoo Competition in Marsh Harbour Jan 1Junkanoo in Green Turtle Cay

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December 15th, 2003 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 ELBOW CAY Lucayos Subdivision 2 adjacent lots, 1/4 acre each, excellent building site, shared community dock, minutes to Hope T own, 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 ELBOW CAY North End Lot #33 Around the corner from Ocean, minutes from bayside and dock access. $149,000. #1876 NEW LISTINGS LUBBERS QUARTERS Lots starting at $52,500. Waterfront starting at $140,000, docks available. NEW LISTING LUBBERS QUARTERS Beachfront large lot with dock access $260,000. NEW LISTING LUBBERS QUARTERS T wo lots with dock access not in AOC $90,000 & $130,000. DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANYExperience, Knowledge and Innovationwww.damianos.comMARSH HARBOUR Leslie Pinder & Donna Darville Tel: 242-367-5046 (-5045 fax) leslie@damianos.com donna@damianos.com HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CAY Kerry Sullivan Tel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 kerry@damianos.com LUBBERS QUARTERS & TILLOO CAY Laurie Schreiner Tel/Fax: 242-366-3143 laurie@damianos.com ELBOW CAY PROPERTIES HOPE TOWN Jane Patterson Tel: 242-366-0035 jane@damianos.com Selling Real Estate in the Bahamas for 58 years MARSH HARBOUR Beautiful Spanish style 3 bedroom 3 bath residence 310 ft. harbour shoreline Private dock Spacious living, dining, familyroom, den & utility room Very private setting Beautiful seaviews Internet Reference #866$1,750,000 Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! 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 Wishing you all HAPPY HOLIDAYS and a New Year full of prosperity and good health!!!Donna Darvilledonna@damianos.com ELBOW CAY Sunrise Point A surfers dream! 2 bed/ 1 bath, on the Atlantic. 800 sq. ft. 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 ELBOW CAY Ariel View Quality constructed 2,048 sq. ft. 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Dorros Cove, central a/c, cathedral ceilings, large covered verandah, Bermuda roof, ocean views, near Tahiti beach, dock access, fully furnished and landscaped. $600,000. Internet Ref. #1813 LUBBERS QUARTERS Flip Flops Beautiful beach bungalow on 1.19 acres with dock. Sandy white beach with breathtaking sunsets. Property has lush landscaping and nature trails. Numerous improvements. $395,000. Internet Ref. #1851 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 PELICAN SHORES HOMES FOR SALE LOTS FOR SALE LITTLE ORCHARD MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #1932Bahamian style 3 bedroom 2 bath home plus efficiency!Furnished80 ft. x 110 ft. lotLandscapedNice & quiet areaGreat buy$265,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES 20 MILES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #1827Great CommunitySteps away from 9 mile white sandy beachImmaculate 2b/2b homePlus cozy 1b/1b cottageManicured gardensLot 19,500 sq. ft.$225,000 MOONSHADOW LUBBERS QUARTERSInternet Ref. #1644Secluded waterfront w/ beautiful gardens166 ft. of waterfrontPanoramic seaviewsHardwood FloorsSolar Powered1.5 acres$749,000 HOPE TOWN HOPE TOWN VILLAGEPerfect for development may be subdividedConcrete bldg. 780 sq. ft.Land: 10,000+ sq. ft.Excellent elevation2 cisternsLandscapedWalk to all amenitiesInternet Ref. #1969$558,500 NEW LISTINGCall Leslie Pinder: (242) 367-5046 PRICE REDUCED PELICAN SHORES MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #1460Last large lot available in this great community200 x 255 harbour front propertyIdeal for dockageSea and harbour viewsExcellent building site1.17 acre$750,000 NOREASTER ELBOW CAY NORTH ENDInternet Ref. #19452 Island Cottages each 2 bedrooms 2 bathsGreat rental history1,000 sq. ft. eachSeaviews & steps away from beautiful ocean beach spacious lotFurnished & dock access$799,000 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAYInternet Ref. #1429Adorable Colonial style 2 bedroom 2 bath homeOcean view across the street from sandy beach1,000 sq. ft. central a/cElevation with breezeDetached garageExcellent rental$385,000COCONUT COTTAGE UNDER CONTRACT

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Page 4 The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 On Marsh Harbour's waterfront Call 367-2074 or VHF Ch. 16We thank our customers for your patronage and we look forward to serving you next year.May you have a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year awyers MarketS Sawyers Building off Don MacKay Blvd. (242) 367-2044/5 Fax:(242) 367-2059 Open MondaySaturday from 8 a.m. p.m Sunday from 8 a.m. p.m.Merry Christmas from us all at Sawyers Market!All the trimmings for less. FREE Christmas dinners!12 days of Christmas GIVEAWAY: WIN FREE turkeys with all the trimmings enter to win with every purchase until Christmas Eve. GRAND PRIZE: Holiday dinner for 12! See store for BIG savings on your Christmas trimmings. Bellevue Raffle WinnerBy Jennifer Hudson The IBM NETVISTA Computer which was very kindly donated by Bellevue Business Depot to be raffled in order to raise funds to assist Hugh Cottis with his medical expenses was due to be drawn on December 23rd. However, due to Gaming Board restrictions the raffle had to be drawn earlier than expected. On November 24th Mrs Jackie Estevez, President of the Rotary Club of Abaco, drew the winning ticket with Mr. Cottis on hand to view the event. The lucky winner with ticket #3981 was Mrs. Ellen Albury of Cherokee. Mrs. Albury was delighted with her new computer as she has not previously owned one and is now anxious to learn from her sister who is well prepared to give her lessons. The sum of $2,733 raised from the sale of raffle tickets was presented to Mr. Cottis, who was extremely grateful.All Decked OutBy Isobel Sherman There is an old Christmas song entitled Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas which is very fitting for Marsh Harbour. Led by Marsh Harbour Committee member Mrs. Yvonne Key, Marsh Harbour has been decorated for Christmas. Wreaths and garlands decorate the traffic lights, poinsettias have been planted on the airport roundabout and Christmas trees are lit at the port and several locations along the road from Memorial Plaza to the entrance to Abaco Beach Resort. Let us hope all will look and enjoy the decorations. Business places have also decorated their windows with seasonal displays.Always Leaves on TimeBy Isobel Sherman Many persons complain that meetings, weddings and other events never start on time on Abaco. Rest assured that Alburys Ferry Service makes sure all of their ferries leave on time as scheduled. Dont try to come a minute or two late or you might find yourself trying to jump from the dock Central Abaco News Please see Central Page 5 Island Petals in Marsh Harbour held an Open House on November 29 offering customers a wide variety of decorative items, gifts and fresh floral arrangements. Shown above is Raquel Albury admiring the merchandise, fascinated with the novelty items. Bellevue Business Depot sponsored a raffle for a computer in an effort to assist Mr. Hugh Cottis with his medical expense. The drawing was held on November 24. Shown here is Ms. Jacquelyn Estevez, President of the Rotary Club of Abaco, drawing the winning number. Mrs. Ellen Albury of Cherokee Sound was the lucky winner. Mr. Cottis, very grateful for the assistance, is looking on.

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 5 New Years Eve Gourmet DinnerWith Live Music by Estin and Guests Seeing in the New Year December 31st, 2003 Dinner 7 p.m. 10 p.m. StartersRoasted Butternut Squash Soupserved with an ancho chili cream and fried tortilla orGrilled Shrimp with a two cheese quesadillaserved with a cilantro pesto and mixed leaves orCrispy Spring RollFilled with slow roasted pork, vegetables and glass noodles served with sweet chili sauce and soy sauceMain Course SelectionRoasted Abaco Lobsterwith lightly spiced corn fritters and a warm BBQ vegetable relish orRack of Lamb with a Herb Crustserved with roasted vegetables and cheesy macaroni and a rich lamb gravy orFive Spice Panfried Duck Breastserved on a bed of crisp vegetable jasmine rice with a soy and sesame dressingDessert SelectionChocolate Tartwith a crispy cup of vanilla ice cream orCaramalised Banana & Coconut Puddingsserved with coconut ice cream and caramel saucePrice per person $55.00 including service For Reservations call T el: 367-2366 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 acceptedto the ferry. A word to the wise: allow extra time if you are departing from the ferry dock in Marsh Harbour. You will need the extra time to find a place to park your vehicle. Parking is at a real premium.Library HoursThe Marsh Harbour Community Library will close on December 15 for the Christmas holiday and will reopen on January 5, 2004.Clinic RelocatesDr. Lundy has moved her clinic to the Auskell Clinic on Queen Elizabeth Drive in Marsh Harbour. She comes to Abaco twice monthly to see her patients. Her next visit will be on December 20. Anyone wanting an appointment can call 367-0020. More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 4Gift Shop Hosts Open HouseBy Isobel Sherman Island Petals in Marsh Harbour held an open house on November 29. The store was beautifully decked out for Christmas and once again there were some unusual Christmas items and a sale. Melanie Bethel and her staff had refreshments ready for the browsers and the shoppers. Floral arrangements were available along with novel decorationsNew MerchandiseBy Isobel Sherman Roadrunners Bicycle Store in Dundas Town is catering to the health conscious person. Mr. Huel Moss, owner and manager, is stocking a line of exercise equipment. Tony Littles Gazelle Glider, magnetic exercise bike, ab swing, dual exercise bike, tread mills, weight benches and a home gym are some of the items now in stock. Mr. Moss will be glad to demonstrate the proper use and care of this equipment.Name ChangeBy Isobel Sheramn Cyber Learning Center Store located in D&S Plaza, Marsh Harbour, has changed its name to the Educational Depot.Christmas CarolingBy Jennifer Hudson A group of happy citizens with the Christmas spirit began spreading Christmas cheer early this year. On November 28th a group of about two dozen people met in Marsh Iggy Biggy offered its customers a wide assortment of novel clothing, a very large gift assortment, jewelry and ceramics during its twoday Open House the first week end of December. The shop has gifts for everyone on a Christmas gift list. Shown here is Mary Beth Curry in the background assisting Martha Sands with her daughter Justine with their shopping. Harbour with vocal chords at the ready to help people get in the mood for Christmas. At seven oclock they mounted a truck decorated with flashing lights on which there was a D.J. with plenty of Christmas music selections. For the next three hours this group drove around Dundas Town, Murphy Town and Marsh Harbour singing along Karaokestyle to the music. This was greatly enjoyed by the residents who came out onto the streets waving and joining in the singing. Two tourists from Washington who were Please see Central Page 22 New Lady DateJust 18 ct yellow gold Fluted bezel President bracelet Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust OFFICIAL ROLEX RETAILER BAHAMAS Marsh Harbour, Abaco, tel: (242) 367-2473 Dunmore Town,Harbour Island Crystal Court at Atlanti, Paridise Island 284 Bay Street,Nassau, Tel (242) 322-4252www.rolex.com

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Page 6 The Abaconian December 15th, 2003Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderLocal Christmas LightsSeveral residents have again outdone themselves with more lights and more decorations than ever before. Each year we talk about giving a prize to the biggest and brightest, but so far no one has taken on the task of organizing it. I dont believe they do it for any prize, but, at least, they must know that they are spreading cheer and good will over the holiday season.Singing Group ExpectedOn December 17 a well known Gospel Singer, Larry Ford, along with his backup singers, all a part of the Bill Gather Group from the United States, will be at the Assemblies of God Church to sing some of his more popular recordings for the community. You wont want to miss this performance as it promises to be a real treat. Candlelight ServiceThe Candlelight Service will be held on December 21 at Epworth Chapel at 7 p.m. All are welcome and many come from far and wide for this annual service and always leave with a feeling they have received a special blessing for having attended this time of age-old scripture readings and the singing of Christmas hymns.Extra Church ServicesRemember the real reason for the season and take advantage of the many extra church services that will be taking place during the last two weeks in December. At Epworth Chapel there will be Fore-Day Meetings held at 5 a.m. on the 24th and 25th of December. A midnight service starting at 11 p.m. will be held there on New Years Eve. The Assemblies of God will have a Christmas Play on December 23rd at 7 p.m. and a combined group from both churches will be strolling through the community singing carols every evening leading up to Christmas.Our Own TraditionThe burning of Guy on New Years Eve is a tradition unique to Cherokee with usually 10 to 15 Guys being burnt (depending on the weather conditions) on the beachfront by The Spit. They have some pretty unusual names, too, such as Fiddlesticks or Ben Laden Sometimes the Guys are dressed down for church, while others look more like they are off to Hawaii on vacation. Some are on their own bicycle and some may be pushing wheel barrows, and you can be sure there will be a few firecrackers stuffed inside their shirts. Of course, the one that attracts the most attention or controversy and burns the longest is voted the Best Guy for 2003.School NewsChristmas Junkanoo It seems all the school children from Crown Haven to Sandy Point are getting ready for the big day, December 13th, when they will participate in an island-wide Junkanoo to be held in March Harbour. The parade will start at Lowes Pharmacy parking lot at 4 p.m. and will end up at the AID parking lot. Cherokee All-Age Primary School has seven children participating and they have been going to Sandy Point for the last few Saturdays to practice. I have seen their costumes and they are fantastic. Each one has taken well over 10 hours of individual labour. Ms. Sutherland, their teacher, has had some assistance from the students, parents and friends and received their final finishing decorations just before the dress rehearsal on December 6th. We are told this will be an authentic JUNKANOO with all the cow bells, whistles and drums. The children will need a big crowd to cheer them on so we trust everyone will come out to see their performance. Good luck to all the entries. Christmas Program at School We are still hoping that the annual Christmas Program will be held in the new restored Old School building which is now completed but is waiting for final inspection. However, if not, the plan is to have it in the schoolhouse on the evening of December 17th at 7 p.m. Watch the bulletin board by the Post Office for any last minute changes. There will be the usual singing of Christmas carols, recitations and short skits by the children. We are guaranteed an evening of fun and excitement. Childrens Christmas Party As it stands now, the annual Christmas party for the school children will be at the schoolhouse on December 18 at 12 noon with the arrival of Santa Claus and the handing out of gifts with luncheon being served immediately afterwards. South Abaco NewsBritney Ann Weatherford was born on November 22 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Proud parents, Loretta and Derek Weatherford of Yellowwood, couldnt have asked for a nicer Christmas present. All are doing well. Gold & Silver Jewellery, Bronze Sculpture & Nautical CuriosThe work of three generations of JohnstonsAcquire a piece of fine art for your family to enjoy now and in the future Open 7 days a weekFF FF F ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until 13 miles South of Marsh Harbour, by road or boat Website: www.petespub.com e-mail: pete@petespub.com P.O. Box AB-20282, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 366-3503 Featuring Bahamian and International Cuisine ~ Chef: Clement Clarke ~Owned and operated by Jim & July Cates, Dee Delancy and Barbara SimmonsMarsh Harbours Finest Restaurant & LoungeReserve your Tickets and Join us for Our New Years Eve CelebrationHave a Gourmet Dinner and party the night away with Cameron the DJ LIMITED SEATING SO RESERVE TODAY To our valued customers wed like to say thank you for your continued patronage, and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Properous New Year!Open 7 Days a Week Serving Breakfast & Lunch 8 am until 3 pm Fridays 6 pm 9 pm for DinnerVHF Ch 9 367-2922 Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 7 By Jennifer Hudson This marks the second year that the Abaco Beach Hotel has sponsored a preChristmas craft show. On the evening of December 5th invited guests turned out to admire the crafts, enjoy wine and cheese and hopefully, find gifts for some of the people on their Christmas lists. The Pavilion was looking bright and cheerful with the amazing variety of crafts and decorations on display. A new face at the show this year was Andy Albury from Man-O-War Cay whose wall displays of sailing ketches were real masterpieces. Andy says that the gift of creating these has been passed down from his father, Emerson Albury, who has been a master boat builder all his life. Andy had on display model boat hulls and boats in full sail, all carved from different types of wood but mainly pine, spruce and mahogany. A talented young artist who shows promise for the future is Zyandric Jones, who was displaying some attractive paintings and an interesting earthenware piece. Zyandric, who has loved painting since he was three years old, is presently studying art at the College of the Bahamas and was encouraged at school to reach the stage he is at today. He hopes, at the completion of his two-year course at COB, to study for a bachelors degree in graphic design in the United States. Since entering COB, he has been encouraged in the abstract art form and has produced some very interesting pieces.Craft Show Draws CrowdsAccompanying Zyandric was his cousin, Marvin Russell, who has enjoyed painting alongside Zyandric since his early years and is also an aspiring artist who is hoping to receive a scholarship to study abroad. These two enthusiastic young artists are busily preparing works to be shown at the hotels art show in January of next year. One of the most patronised stalls was that of the 1st Abaco Scout Troop who were kept busy selling a variety of attractive Christmas wares all of which they had been busily making since September. A real eyecatcher was their five-foot Christmas tree which was covered with beautiful white feathered angels and which were selling like hot cakes. All the proceeds made by the Scouts will go towards enabling them to attend scout camp next summer. There were so many attractively decorated stalls but one of the quaintest was that of Linda Wiltfang and her friend Lillian Cash, whose wonderful display looked just like a little country crafts store. Other crafters exhibiting were Mauren Koepp, Monica Bianchi, Tuppy Weatherford, Rosalie Pyfrom, Catherine Patterson, Mirella, Every Child Counts School, Christine Sawyer, Don Wood, Colyn Rees, Sonia Weatherford, Kim Roberts, and Kirk of the Pines whilst Cal Byers autographed copies of his book. Catherine Patterson displayed a variety of artwork. Shown here are her line drawings which were greatly appreciated by those who attended. She also displayed paintings. Andy Albury of Man-O-War had a collection of boat models beautifully crafted from various woods. He is shown here on the right discussing the models with Maurdee Albury, who admired the craftsmanship. and a New Year bright with hope.With thanks for your patronage throughout the year. From the management and staff of INSURANCE AGENTS & BROKERS W ishing you peace this Holiday Season

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Page 8 The Abaconian December 15th, 2003All About TownThe Editor Says . A Time to Pause and ReflectBy Isobel ShermanThanksgivingThanksgiving on the last Thursday in November is a United States holiday. Canada also has thanksgiving but it is celebrated in October. The word thanksgiving is truly the meaning of this holiday as the Pilgrims who survived the first cruel winter in the United Sates gave thanks for their lives being spared and the crops that were harvested. They celebrated with the Native Americans who helped them through that first winter. In The Bahamas many restaurants offer Thanksgiving dinners and grocery stores stock all of the food items to have a Thanksgiving at home since many of our winter visitors are from the United States. A real Thanksgiving dinner is turkey and dressing, potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetables, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and an appetite that is huge. Several local restaurants offer a special Thanksgiving menu. In the United States Thanksgiving not only marks the beginning of the holiday season but is the most heavily traveled holiday. No matter where a member of a family lives, Thanksgiving is the one of the holidays that all family members try to get home. The latest slang for Thanksgiving, Turkey Day, takes away from the real meaning of giving thanks and that is to give God thanks for all of the blessings He has given during the year and to share the day with loved ones.Adopt a PotcakeThere are several potcake puppies in foster care in Central Abaco at the moment waiting go to a home in the States. Anyone who wants to give a good loving home to an adorable potcake puppy is asked to contact Kim Roberts at Cultural Illusions in Marsh Harbour. Kim and Linda Giovani rescue homeless and abandoned puppies and work with Gretchen and Jerry Cuff, boat owners who winter in Man-O-War. They find homes in Florida for these puppies. Abaco Dog Rescue provides care for strays and foster homes for puppies. Now Abaco Dog Rescue is selling an original design T shirt of Abaco Potcakes and all proceeds will go to Abaco Dog rescue. The T shirt is colorful and unusual, a prefect Christmas gift for animal lovers. You can purchase one by contacting Marianne Albury at Joes Studio in Man-O-War. She also has potcake tote bags.Lady Has a Good HomeLast spring I rescued six puppies evidently dumped on the front street in Dundas Town. Two of the puppies were adoptedThe 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, Liann Key Kaighin, Candace Key, Lee Pinder 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 Throughout Abaco preparations are underway for the approaching holiday season. Businesses and individuals are decorating, buying gifts, planning menus, hosting parties and attending special church services. Everyone is caught up in the excitement of the season. The holidays are the time for us to be with family and friends, enjoying this festive time of year. Things are going well for us. Our economy has continued to grow. We have had a good tourist season with high occupancy and retail sales are up. Real estate sales for the first eight months this year were more than double the sales of 2002. We have employment for most of those who want to work. Resorts, property managers and merchants are anticipating a good holiday season. Reservations for the spring look excellent. However, the world is a different place from what it was one year ago. Our neighbor, the United States, has been involved in a war and soldiers are still being killed on a daily basis. Terrorists continues to destroy lives in many countries around the world. Snipers have been making headline news as have kidnappers. Many people are suffering as a result of these and other conflicts. For many families their loved ones will not be returning home after serving their country. Here on Abaco we have much to be thankful for. We are fortunate to live in a peaceful area of the world. We are away from the troubled areas of the world and are insulated from the pain and suffering others are going through. We feel safe and remote from the dangers. But we can no longer be complacent and carefree believing that we will not be affected. We are vulnerable to world events. This was evident after 9/11. Instantly our lives changed along with those around the world. We realized that although we live on a remote island, we are not insulated from world happenings. We are part of the whole system and that which affects others will indirectly affect us. Security in the world can no longer be taken for granted. Terrorist acts against United States or allied countries will affect us. For many this situation looks bleak. From a human point of view the world is in a mess. However, each year we celebrate Christmas. There is much commercial activity about the holiday with tinsel, purchasing new furniture, sprucing up, painting, over-eating, parties, drinking. But we need to stop and think of the reason for the holiday. It is to commemorate the greatest event in the history of the world. In a small town born to a very poor couple was a baby who would be the most important person ever to live. There was no fanfare when he was born, no big announcement. Only a few shepherds and some travelers from a far country learned about the birth. But this baby of Bethlehem was the Christ Child. Although we cannot alter the world situation, we cannot guarantee our future or the future of our country, we can find peace and security in that Baby. God sent Him to be our salvation. He can provide the inner peace that we all desire. He is the reason we are celebrating and he is the one who can help us face whatever happens in our lives. He can bring about changes in us and give us the strength to go on. We need to get beyond the glamor and glitz of the holiday and realize that life is short. Through our faith in this Baby we can be a better person. We can bring about a spirit of cooperativeness, we can forgive, we can appreciate each other, we can realize that we are all different but that is what makes us unique. The event that happened 2000 years ago was the greatest event in the history of the world, the coming of the Messiah, the Christ Child. He is the reason we are celebrating. He is the one who can bring about profound changes in us, who can give us the strength and desire to love one another, to help us look past superficial differences. Our prayer for you is that you will find the Babe in the manger this Christmas and that you will draw near to worship Him. May you have a truly meaningful Christmas and may you leave the manger a better person to face the new year with love and kindness, with an appreciation for our fellow man. locally and three others were sent to Massachusetts to Buddy Dog for adoption. I temporarily kept a beautiful brown puppy named Lady. She was smart and a good puppy. However, my landlord would not allow the dog to stay. Molly and Chris Roberts took her until she could be adopted. Lady was with them for almost two months when Gretchen Cuff found a home for her with a Florida family. Lady now has a good home with a little boy named Ian to play with her. Almost a year old Lady will be moving with her family to North Carolina where she will have to get used to cold weather. Ladys owner, Cheryl, sent me a note and pictures of her.Its That Time AgainOnce again my favorite time of year has come. Ever since I was very small, I have loved the Christmas Season. Growing up in the United States, I always enjoyed all of the decorations. When I came to the Bahamas 23 years ago, I missed many of the decorations. But believe me, each year the decorations get better and better. I dont have the privilege of going to the United Sates during this season so in the coming weeks I will drive around and look at all of the decorations especially at night. In parts of the United States Thanksgiving is really a bigger family holiday than Christmas and in The Bahamas Christmas is it. My daughter and I celebrate both. To me Christmas is a time for the joyous celebration of Our Lords birth and the foretelling of what was to come, Easter. May all of you have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!Be ThankfulThe 2003 Hurricane season officially ended on December 1 but apparently no one told Tropical Depression Odette which is churning in the Southern Caribbean trying hard to become a tropical storm and maybe a hurricane. We need to be very thankful that we were spared from all hurricanes this year which is being labeled as one of the most active and deadliest hurricane seasons in recent years. Many of you may not have known that a weakened Hurricane Floyd hit the Carolinas after it blew over us in 1999 and caused deaths and much damage. This year Hurricane Isabel was supposedly headed for us in September but veered away and hit the Carolinas again, causing extensive damage and loss of lives. Hurricane Isabel had weakened before it struck the Carolinas. Pause for a moment and give thanks to God for sparing us during the 2003 Hurricane season. By Jennifer Hudson Spring Forward.. Fall Back is a saying many people know but are not always happy with. On October 26th we all put our clocks back one hour to Standard Time which means that we now have one hour less daylight in the evenings. But in the summer when we go back onto Daylight Saving Time, we will gain an extra hour of sunlight in the evenings. Just as sunflowers turn their heads to catch every sunbeam, so, too, we have discovered a simple way to get more from our sun and enjoy summer evenings by switching our clocks an hour forward in summer. Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time), the main purpose of which is to make better use of daylight, begins for most of us at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of April. Time then reverts to Standard Time at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October. Most of the continental United States switches over. Approximately seventy countries utilize Daylight Saving Time. The only major industrialized country not to have introduced Daylight Saving Time is Japan. Many people do not like this constant changing of the clocks as it interferes with sleep schedules especially in young children and babies. It allows less time for working outdoors in the winter months. Farmers inTT TT The Practice of Changing the Clocks he Practice of Changing the Clocks he Practice of Changing the Clocks he Practice of Changing the Clocks he Practice of Changing the Clocksgeneral do not like it and poultry farmers especially find it irksome. One benefit of Daylight Saving is a reduction in the use of energy. A compromise has in the past been recommended to set the clocks forward half an hour year round but this, apparently, poses too many problems to be a good solution. Many fire departments encourage people to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they change their clocks as this is a good way to remember to do this very important task. More than 90 percent of homes in the United States have smoke detectors but it is estimated that one third have either worn out or missing batteries. This, I am sure, we would find to be true in the Bahamas so this would be a good habit to adopt. The earliest known reference to the idea of Daylight Saving Time came from Benjamin Franklin in a purely whimsical essay in 1784. It was first seriously advocated by William Willit, a British builder, in 1907 and was first adopted in the United States, England, Germany and France during World War I primarily to save fuel by rePlease see Time Page 21

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 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 P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020For Appointments Call 367-0020Ms. Kim Scriven Audiology Hearing aids, hearing testing December 28, 2003 Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner December 20, 2003, 2003Letters to the EditorLocal Government Is a DisappointmentDear Editor, I resented a statement in the December 1 issue regarding the town meeting in ManO-War Cay which read, A disappointing turnout probably indicated that the residents of that community are satisfied with Local Government decisions. I thought the statement was misleading, and in my view the situation is quite the contrary. I think the majority of persons in the community, regardless of which local government candidate they supported feel that the Local Government system across the board doesnt contribute anything beneficial to communities at large and are just a stumbling block in the way of progress. Many feel that local government meetings are a waste of time. In previous meetings suggestions have been made by illustrious stalwarts of the community, and they were shunned by previous board members. After seeing that members would not adhere to public dialogue and learning that nothing substantial ever evolved out of public meetings, attendance plummeted which brings us to our current result. I think another reason why a lot of persons werent able to attend was due to the fact that the meeting was held during the Progressive Liberal Partys 48th National Convention. Many supporters of the party and persons with a keen interest in the community were away and werent able to attend the meeting. At the last public meeting key PLP supporters of the community raised legitimate points that sparked controversy and brought much discomfort and bewilderment to some local government members. I am sure it was to the delight of some members that the meeting was scheduled during the same time as the convention. Another issue that comes to mind is the mere political mischief that has occurred lately. Under the previous administration there were times when the community was denied funding from the central government. In order to shape up the governments image, persons on the board would see to it that the public docks would remain in good condition. This now brings me to a projects question. Was the rebuilding projects financed through community funding or was it through personal funding? Whatever the case, the dock is now in desperate need of repair, and some of the same public officials dont deem it necessary to repair it so they could make a blatant attempt to sabotage this governments image. I agree the government is responsible and should fund these projects, but this is an authentic example of political immaturity when they let the docks, for example, go into disrepair while before they made sure they were in first-rate shape. When Local Government made its inaugural debut in 1996, I think many persons noticed fundamental flaws in the act. As the years went by, weve become more conscious of the many errors in it. Some members of the present Council (and many councils across the Bahamas), in my view, are working counter-clockwise from the government which makes it more difficult for the government to carry out its mandate to the people. The former administration should hang their heads in shame for the way they recklessly designed legislature in Parliament to deliver a ludicrous form of local government. They owe an apology for such a menacing problem they have inflicted on the Bahamian people. I am confident that the government is going to take all necessary measures and enormous strides in insuring that Local Government can reach its fullest potential and can be drawn more into line with their policies. I feel that major amendments must be made to the Local Government Act 1996 so it could better serve all of us and finally be an institution that we all could be proud of. Thank you Jeremy SweetingComments on Spped BumpsTo the Editor: Would you kindly print the following letter. Chairman Mike Malone Marsh Harbour Township Dear Chairman Malone and Township Members; Concerning the matter before the Marsh Harbour Township Committee for implementing speed bumps on the corner near Jack Alburys home and on the corner near Capt. Leonard Thompsons home, I would like to share some thoughts. I am all in favour of road safety and speed bumps would assist in those two areas. But I do not agree with placing them. There are other ways to accomplish the same objective without placing awful speed bumps on the main thoroughfares of Pelican Shores and High Rocks. Has the Committee considered that speed bumps would cost the local budget money? Why not look at the income rather than expenditure of funds into the Treasury. The Committee should liaison with the Inspector of Police for Abaco and in ANY problem areas of our roads where vehicles are using excess speed have a policeman at random times issue speeding tickets. This would give the same results in slowing down vehicular traffic without cordoning off whole sections of road, making them inaccessible for low cars. As I am an owner of a low car, a Morris Mini, which is licensed to use on all public roadways of The Bahamas, it is garroting to see that in a short span of time there will be two large stretches of main roadway that I will no longer be able to travel using my vehicle. Why should I be forced to only use my vehicle on certain avenues? The Committee should seriously consider other ways to slow traffic down. Thank you for your time and reflective consideration in this matter. Sincerely, Liann Key KaighinStill Missing a Math TeacherDear Editor. I would like to know why there still is a missing math teacher at Abaco Central High. Some twelfth graders have not had a math teacher all term and they are expected to sit their BGCSE exam in May? Where is the teacher? An Inquiring Student Grouper Will Be ProtectedBy Isobel Sherman The month of January will be a closed fishing season on the Nassau Grouper. One year later the closed season will be extended to include January and February. The Nassau grouper is now found abundantly only in waters of The Bahamas and Belize. It is a fish that is fast being fished out worldwide. Environmental groups have been trying for years to get a closed season on Nassau grouper and this year it will finally happen. At the end of the two closed seasons government will evaluate if it was beneficial to increasing the Nassau Grouper population. Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island

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Page 10 The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 Seasons GreetingsThe Progressive Liberal Party supporters of the South Abaco Constituency would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year! May we also remember the true meaning of Christmas and not forget that it is more blessed to give than to receive.Gary Sawyer NGC Member South AbacoThe sixth Box Car Derby took place on the Big Hill in Hope Town on November 29. Interest was enthusiastic and competition was keen as the entrants raced down the hill, thrilling the hundreds of spectators lining the road. This year 14 adults and five juniors competed in box cars which ranged from simple to quite complex rigs. This event is anticipated both by the entrants and the spectators as it is a day of thrills along with socializing. Food and drink are available, all adding to the ambiance of the afternoon. The Box Car Derby, dreamed up by Patrick Stuart, is organized by a few from Hope Town and assisted by many volun-Box Car Derby Supports Youth Sports teers. This year over 70 helped in one way or another, from timing racers to manning booths to providing frequent shuttle service between town and the race site. The Derby is a fund raising event which benefits the youth sports programs in town. Each year they raise several thousand dollars which go toward completing the community swimming pool, providing sports equipment for the school, sponsoring surfers to international competitions and improving the ball park. Others working close with Patrick are Stafford Patterson, Peter Albury, Linda Stuart and Scott Patterson, who was away for this years event. Results of this years competition follow.Junior Downhill1st T.J. Baldwin in Ghost Rider 2nd Roland Roberts in Scurvy Few 3rd Tolsen & Hand in CalypsoJunior Slalom1st Roland Roberts in Scurvy Few 2nd Tolsen & Hand in Calypso 3rd SundanceJunior Overall WinnerRoland Roberts in Scurvy FewAdult Downhill1st Rick Sweeting in New Creations 2nd Dan McCully in McCullys Hot Wheels 3rd CalypsoAdult Slalom1st Rick Sweeting in New Creations 2nd Pat McCully in McCullys Hot Wheels 3rd Shane Cash in Lst MinuteAdult EntriesBill Albury in Snappas Dr. Hand in Calypso Sundance Scurvy Few Rick Rich/Colin in Abaco Inn Shane in Last Minute McCullys Hot Wheels Thomas in Conch Salad Racing Tom in The Batmobile Jarrett in St. James Dan McCully had fun building and racing his McCullys Hot Wheels. He placed second in the downhill competition. Competitors relax while waiting for their next turn at racing down Big Hill.

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 11 Wheels of Fury was a box car of the Boy Scouts Troop 1 from Marsh Harbour. Here it is being driven by Jason Evans. Sun Dance Marines entry was a splashing red but the color did not help it to win. Most of the box cars were from Hope Town. Accidents sometime happen. This box car was obviously too top heavy. However, the driver sufferd no injury except to his dignity.Race Cars Are Fun for Young and Old 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 LocatedNew Years Eve Golden Gala New Years Eve Golden Gala New Years Eve Golden Gala New Years Eve Golden Gala New Years Eve Golden GalaatThe Hope Town Harbour LodgeWishing You a Happy and Healthy 2004 Join us on Wednesday, December 31st, 2003For aCocktail Reception PoolsideEnjoy delectable Hors doeuvres and champagne With the softer sounds of IMPACT 6:30 8:30 pm Followed byA Nine Course DinnerSEATING TIME 6:30PM 8:30PM Complimentary Champagne will be served throughout dinner And Midnight Champagne Toast Dine with the background music of Lucky The Piano Man PARTY BY THE POOL8:30 PM Until...DANCING UNDER THE STARSFeaturing Live Music by The Bahamian Sounds ofIMPACTCASH BAR JUNKANOO NOISEMAKERS AND PARTY FAVORS COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE AT MIDNIGHT Cocktail Reception, Dinner & all of the above $150.00 per person including gratuity Party tickets $10.00 per person at the doorRESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR DINNER Phone #366-0095 VHF Ch. 16

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Page 12 The Abaconian December 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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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 13 To Our Valued Customers: To Our Valued Customers: To Our Valued Customers: To Our Valued Customers: To Our Valued Customers: We would like to thank you for your patronage over the past year and look forward to continuing to serve you with the same professionalism and dedication in the New Year. We wish you a very Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas season and aHappyHappy HappyHappy Happy and Prosperous New Year! Prosperous New Year! Prosperous New Year! Prosperous New Year! Prosperous New Year! INSURANCE MANAGEMENT (BAHAMAS) LIMITEDROBERT N. PINDER AND STAFFABACO BRANCHINSURANCE MANAGEMENT (BAHAMAS) LIMITEDINSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTSNassau Office Rosetta Street P.O. Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 325-2831 Telex: INSURMAN 20456 Fax: (242) 323-6520 Freeport Office P.O. Box F-2541 Pioneers Way Tel: (242) 352-7421 Telex: SUNALLCO 30061 Fax: (242) 352-2857 Eleuthera Office Queens Highway Governors Harbour Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863 Abaco Office P.O. Box AB-20666 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206

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Page 14 The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously Maintained Our Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount$945 23 Albury Bros$840 22 Boston Whaler$798 20 Albury/Hydra$770 18 Privateer$560 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com Hope Town SchoolBy Candy Key What a busy fall it has been for our school!Swimming LessonsWe started the warm fall months off with swimming lessons for all our students at our neighbours pool, the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. As usual the lessons were under the tutelage of Coach Carrie Cash, who has taught all the Hope Town children to swim for the past 18 years. Open House Our annual Open Hose for parents was held on October 15. Parents strolled through the classrooms and reviewed the work students had been doing.PTA OfficersWe elected our 2003-04 slate of officers. They are as follows: President Jane Patterson (returning), Vice President Bonnie Hall (Christmas play director, too), Secretary Michelle Idas Treasurer Anna Albury (returning) and Chaplain Lenora Sweeting (returning). The teachers really appreciate parents taking the time to offer their dedicated services to our active PTA. What a wonderful way to watch your childs excitement and growth as you plan and participate in activities with their friends and them. Congratulations to our returning and newly elected officers. Mothers give teachers a much appreciated break by volunteering to do lunch duty. What a labor of love!Dental Health MonthAgape Dental team and dental staff from Nassau spent a fast paced morning at our school in October. The children soon lost their apprehension when hygienist Mrs. Janet Ferguson started talking and demonstrating proper dental care with the aid of two animated movies and the famous peanut butter. Our long time community volunteer, Dr. Larry Beachy, a retired dentist, joined with the team to give all children a dental assessment. Thank you, Agape Dental and Dr. Larry, for helping teach us good dental health.Pumpkin CarvingOur corporate partner, the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, donated eight pumpkins for us to carve. With some parents help and visitor volunteers guidance, we broke into groups and had a carving contest. By lunch time we were sticky but finished. Grinning at us with various designs were eight gorgeous jack-o-lanterns. They were put on display at the Lodge for their guests to admire.Halloween Costume PartyOn Halloween we held a costume party and game day. Students arrived dressed in a wide assortment of characters. Costume parades, judging, games and a luncheon completed the day of fun for children.Story TellerSecond home owner, Mrs. Bonnie Switzer from New York, is a much anticipated annual visitor to our school. She has been a story teller and interactive animated story reader at her home library for years and shares her talent with us, too. Children take an active part in her exciting storytelling. As she is reading and children are acting out her story, she is folding and tearing newspaper so at the end of the story she suddenly whips over a newspaper figure to the childrens delight. School News Please see School Page 15 Every Child Counts held a yard sale on November 28 to raise funds for several projects including a classroom / workshop building. This will allow the school to offer practical technical training for the older students and will allow the school to accept more students.

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 15 Merry Christmas & Best Wishes for the New YearFrom the Free National Movement Branch Associations of North Abaco & South Abaco ConstituenciesMay You Have A Safe and Happy HolidaySeasons GreetingsI want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. I wish you the best of the Christmas Season. May the New Year bring you health and prosperity. Disabilities SpeakersWe were visited by two educators who worked with children with disabilities. The ladies spoke to our students about how life is different for children with disabilities. They showed a film that helped children understand how to threat those with disabilities. Thank you, Mrs. Marion Crayton and Rev. Emily Pardue, for enlightening us.Scientist VisitsMs. Kate Holmes from the Museum of Natural History in New York was working with a group of marine scientists from Lee Stocking Island in Exuma on DNA samples from marine life. She spent a morning at our school explaining their scientific instruments and underwater equipment. They are attempting to understand a trend in marine sustainability in our region. The children were totally enthralled and hung on her every word. She e-mailed us that her morning at our school was the highlight of her trip. The children were pretty impressed with you, too, Kate. Thanks for sharing; you may just have convinced a child to become a marine biologist!Thanksgiving Can DriveOur school sponsored another annual successful can (and fruit) drive. Classes held competitions to bring in the most cans to be delivered to community members on Thanksgiving Day. Mrs. Dee Alburys Grade 1 won the competition this year and had the honour of delivering the 14 gaily wrapped boxes. We are now preparing for our Christmas play and Junior Junkanoo Competition. We are fortunate to be living in an area where we have people interested in sharing and caring. We grow richer from the experiences and lesson from others and thank all who donated to or taught our children. We especially thank our community volunteers and tutors this year, Ms. Melani Lawrence, Mrs. Maureen Miller, Mrs. Vicki Leggett, Ms. Tanya Duncombe, Ms. Molly Anderson, Mrs. Kathy Weldon and Mrs. Carrie Cash for your dedication and love of our children Our school has been blessed by the donations of time, services and gifts by parents, second home owners and visitors. The gift of a generator for school by one parent, Mr. Loren Senn, was a wonderful gift that will keep on giving. Very soon gone will be the days of teachers hauling water in buckets from the Batelco office to flush toilets when the power goes off. Lorin, your generosity is much appreciated by the students and teachers. God bless one and all during this most holy of seasons.Government Loan Scholarship SchemeBy Isobel Sherman In order for those who are receiving the Government Loan Scholarship Scheme to receive a December disbursement, their accounts must be up to date by November 30. More School News SchoolFrom Page 14 Please see School Page 16 The Ministry of Educations Grade 6 Spelling Bee Competition was held at the Learning Resource Centre on November 28th. Winners in this competition were, left to right, 3rd Place Ricasha Desiner Central Abaco Primary, 1st Place Sam Trecia Hield Moores Island School and 2nd Place Shavantae Pedican Coopers Town Primary. Congratulations to the winners and all of the participants.

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Page 16 The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 JEWELRY PERFUMEOMEGAWATCHESCHINA, CRYSTAL, JEWELRY, WATCHES & RESORT WEAR FOR EVERY BUDGETTreasure Cay, Abaco Mon Sat 9 5 pm Closed for lunch 12 noon 1:30 pm Tel: (242) 365-8132 Diane Solomon Manager 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 Stock upon savings for the holidays Your favourite brands. Unbeatable savings. The more you buy, the more you save.The District Superintendent of Education office has applications for those who wish to apply for a government scholarship loan scheme. Be prepared to fill out many forms in order to apply for this loan.Wesley CollegeThe Elderly Are RememberedBy Jennifer Hudson On November 27th the students of Wesley College held their annual Thanksgiving service in the sanctuary of Aldersgate Methodist Church in Marsh Harbour to which they brought donations of canned goods and fruit. After the service the students went to Sybils House for the elderly in Dundas Town to take the food they and members of the church had collected. Whilst at the Home the students presented a programme of harvest songs, some of which were set to a Junkanoo beat. The school band played selections which were much enjoyed by the residents.National Report Card DayBy Isobel Sherman For those parents who have students in government schools on Abaco, please remember to pick up your childrens report cards on January 10 during the regular school hours. This is National Report Card Day for all government schools in The Bahamas.Abaco Central HighBy Isobel ShermanThanksgiving AssemblyOn November 27 Abaco Central held its traditional Thanksgiving assembly. This year Grade 9, Mrs. Elva Davis home room, was in charge of the assembly program. For a month students have brought in canned goods to donate to the needy totaling over 500 cans. They will be given to the Rotary Club of Abaco, Social Services, Sybil House and the Pilot Club. Theses organiztions will be distributing food baskets to the needy. The speaker for the assembly was Pastor Jason Quashed, Minister of the Church of Christ Church in Marsh Harbour. He admonished NewsFrom Page 15 Please see School Page 17 More School Newsstudents to always gives thanks to God. He told the students that no one could survive without God. There were musical selections by Grade 9, the handbell choir and the recorder group, both of Abaco Central High. Students were dismissed at 1 p.m. so the staff could enjoy a Thanksgiving luncheon that has been a tradition at the school for over 15 years.Staff and Students PaintOnce again the staff and students of the school have joined efforts to spruce up the school. The location this time was the Staff Room at the school. Under the supervision of Mr. Ryan Mootoo several boys spent a Saturday and an afternoon after school painting the staff room which badly needed work. Remember, at the start of this school year several staff members painted their own classrooms. Mrs. Nadeen Beneby added to the beauty of the island at the gates by planting several impatient plants. In addition, the Central Abaco District Council is putting cement in-between the classrooms in the back to stop black dirt from being tracked into the classrooms. The administration thanks the Council and Chief Councillor Cay Russell for the work. The Central Abaco Primary School held a Thanksgiving program on November 27. Shown above are Grade 2 students performing the song Its Harvest during the special program. bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKES

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 17 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure Cay Open Monday Saturday 9 am 6 pmPh: 367-2180 Fax: 367-5241Major credit cards accepted The Management and Staff Wish Their Valued Customers a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year More School NewsNow, I wish someone could solve this dirt problem in the quadrangle where the grass is no longer there from the walking of several hundred pairs of feet.Junior JunkanooAbaco Central High will be ready for Junior Junkanoo on December 14. A prieview was given after the Thanksgiving assembly at the school. This school is ready! The music is fantastic and so is the dancing. S.C. Bootle, watch out!Annual Candlelight ServiceAbaco Central High Schools Annual Candlelight Service has a change of venue this year. It was held at St Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town on December 9.World AIDS DayWorld Aids Day was celebrated on December 1 all over the world. A special assembly was held at Abaco Central High School. Hosting the assembly was Grade 9. There were two guest speakers for the assembly. Nurse Carolyn Russell from the Marsh Harbour government clinic spoke on SchoolFrom Page 16 Thirteen students of Central Abaco Primary School under the guidance of three teachers and Assistant Principal Beatrice Moxey visited Sybils House in Dundas Town. They took boxes of food and supplies and sang Christmas carols for the elderly persons living there. Mr. Doyle Roberts of Green Turtle Cay thanked them for the interest and concern they showed to the elderly. The residents of the House appreciated the attention. HIV and AIDS. She encouraged the students to either abstain from sex. Realizing that HIV and AIDS is something young people think they will never get, she encouraged them by using the word SODA. The S stands for STOP, stop having unproPlease see School 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 Chiristmas ornaments, weaths and decorations Santas of all sizes to decorate your home

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Page 18 The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 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 Waterfront Tables Restaurant, Marina and BoutiqueAir-conditioned waterfront dining, or Drink and dine at the popular patio bar... NEW MENU ITEMS!BUFFET GRILL WILL RE-OPEN IN THE NEW YEAR!Lunch 11:30 am 2:30 pm Dinner 6:30 9 pm Mon Sat Bar Snacks Wide Variety 11:30 am 9 pm Picnic Menu Large Variety, order 24 hours ahead Dates for Diary December 22nd 7:00 pm Christmas Boat Parade Open During Christmas Season Except on 25th & 26th (Open for Lunch only on 24th) December 31st New Years Eve Party starts 7pm Monthly Dockage Internet Access Water, Electricity, Telephones & Cable TV on DockDingy Dock for Customers Restaurant Ph: 367-2366 Marina Ph: 367-4255 VHF Ch 16 E-mail: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comMusic by Estin 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 By Jennifer Hudson Two years ago the Abaco Cancer Society held a Silent Art Auction which was so successful that they recently held another one on November 22nd. Well wishers from many parts of Abaco gathered at Mangoes Restaurant to support the event and over $10,000 was raised for the Societys general fund. One hundred sixty-four people signed in and gave donations. This money will be used for the purchase of airline tickets to assist Abaconians suffering from cancer with travel expenses for medical treatment and in their work of the prevention of the disease by sponsoring seminars and cancer clinics on Abaco. Marjolein Scott, organizer of the event, found the response of the donating artists and craftsmen to be overwhelming. Artisans from Abaco who donated were Rome Heyer, Alton Lowe, Linda Wiltfang, Marc Andre, Beth Sweeting, Collette Bootle, Kathy Schweizer, Lori Thompson, Donnie Wood, Sharon Quigly, Rhonda Pearce, Marjolein Scott, Brigitte Carey, Maureen Koepp, Karen McIntosh, Jeep Byers, Vince McWeeney, Christine McCully, Audrey Malone, Joe Albury, Stephen Knowles, Patrick Cash, Christine Sawyer, Harriet Thompson, Marlee Mason, Laine Summerville, Colyn Reese, Tuppy Weatherford, Tim Burns and Sheri Roberts. Donating from Nassau were: John Paul, Jackson Burnside, Meka McWeeney, Jessica Maycock, Clifford Fernander, Livingston, Jeannie McWeeney and Donald Russell. It was most gratifying to see so much support from artists as far afield as the United States. Artworks were received from Louise Blank, Lilian Goodrich, Stephen Scott Young, Nancy Ulano, Linda Schlieff, Frank Smurlo, Reineke Curtis, Kim Rody, Amelia Clemens, Sylvia Seagraves and Monica Bianchi. The event could not have been the success it was without the generosity and support of those artisans. The Abaco Cancer Society owes a huge debt of gratitude to, not only those people, but also to all the wonderful people who purchased those works. The Cancer Society expresses appreciation to the management of Mangoes who gave over the whole facility including staff for the entire day. Delicious hors douvres were provided by Mangoes and wine was provided by Bristol Cellars. Light music was contributed for the evening by violinist Jennifer Hudson. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Abaco Cancer Society may contact Marjolein Scott, P.O. Box AB 20598, Marsh Harbour or Sylvia Cottis, P.O. Box AB 20449, Marsh Harbour.Cancer Society Holds Silent Art AuctionAbout 50 pieces of art work were donated to the Cancer Society, Abaco Branch to be auctioned on November 22. The money raised will pay air fare for cancer victims to get treatment and for screening clinics which are held every fall. The auction was very successful and the Cancer Society members are grateful to the artists and the community for their support. Shown here are Nick Doyle and Christine Sawyer.

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 19 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 TripOne 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 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530 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 367-4018Road Safety Is Everyones Responsibility

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Page 20 The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday 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 By Portia Jonsson In recognition of World AIDS Day, December 1st, students or peer leaders trained through the Health and Family Life Education Unit of the Ministry of Education staged special presentations on AIDS Awareness during assembly at various schools. This years theme is Live and Let Live: Stop Stigmatization and Discrimination This was the message brought by the peer leaders to their school friends in an effort to raise AIDS Awareness and spread the lifesaving message of HIV prevention. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome. It is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which weakens the bodys immune system. HIV is spread through unprotected sex with an HIV infected person (intercourse without a condom) or transfusions of unscreened blood. It can also spread from an infected woman to her child during pregnancy, childbirth or breast-feeding. HIV is a slow acting virus. The majority of infected individuals look healthy and feel well for many years after the infection; they may not even suspect they harbour the virus, though they can transmit it to others. Conservative AIDS estimates are that 90 percent of all HIV-infected people worldwide do not know they have the virus. A laboratory blood or saliva test is the only certain way to determine whether an individual is HIV positive. Once they have established HIV infection, individuals are infected for life and will probably succumb to serious infections caused by the weakening of their immune system. Treatment with anti-retroviral drugs can slow the progression of HIV infection, but these expensive medications are not available to most people in the developing world, who often even lack access to drugs that combat other, less serious opportunistic infections. In individuals who do not get anti-retroviral therapy, the time between infection with HIV, and the development of the serious illnesses that define AIDS is around eight years, and most patients do not survive much more than two years after the onset of AIDS. Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties34 hse + 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties13 + 365-4234 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Elbow Cay Prop 43 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 22 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 50 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Island Colours + 366-0290 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hue 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general Abaco information www.abacoinet.com www.abacoinfo.com www.abacos.com www.go-abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.com Min. of Tourism + agents who have multiple cottages and houses Peer Leaders Spread the Message of HIV PreventionBy Dottie Shrier The Hope Town Sailing Club is eager to reach all sailors in the area. The racing schedule for the coming season has been established. The Race Committee extends an invitation to all sailors interested in racing to join the fun and thrill of competition. The opener is the famous Boxing Day race held on (you guessed it) December 26th. The tradition of this race for the H. Bowen White Trophy has a history going back 35 years or more. The post race activities are equally a tradition. If you are not skiing or snowboarding, then join the fleet. As the day approaches queue into the morning Cruisers Net for specifics. A prerace skippers meeting is always held in Hope Town at the Club House or registration can be made on the VHF. Race days for 2004 are as follows: January 7th and 21st, February 4th, 6th, and 18th, March 3rd, 17th and 31st. Abaco dinghy races are scheduled for March 13th, 20th and 27th. Brush up on the rules as we do apply them and we hope to see you on the course.All Sailors Are Invited to Race

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 21 Counsel & Attorneys Notaries PublicFrFr FrFr Fr ederik Federik F ederik Federik F ederik F Gottlieb and Co. Gottlieb and Co. Gottlieb and Co. Gottlieb and Co. Gottlieb and Co. Best WishesBest Wishes Best WishesBest Wishes Best Wishes for the Holidays for the Holidays for the Holidays for the Holidays for the Holidays & throughout the & throughout the & throughout the & throughout the & throughout the New YNew Y New YNew Y New Y earear earear earAll Abaco Regatta Committee Raises Funds with Wine TastingThe All Abaco Regatta Committee invited the public to a wine and cheese tasting at Mangoes Restaurant on December 4. The happy group is shown here with Chairman of the Committee, Jackson McIntosh, shown to the left of center. Christmas Greetings Christmas As this season of joy approaches, the management and staff of Commonwealth Bank would like to say thank you for your continued patronage. We appreciate that it is by choice that you have granted our institution your business and we are committed once again to giving you exemplary service for the upcoming year. We wish you peace, love and joy. May God continue to bless you and your family in the new year.Christmas Ch 2003 Creative Relationsetings Greetings Christmas Greetings ducing the need for artificial lighting. It was then not observed nationally again until World War II. Why then many people ask is it still observed. There are long lists of pros and cons. In 1973 Daylight Saving time was tried year round but there were many points against it. One reason it was repealed is because of the increased number of school bus accidents which occurred in the morning. While the majority of people claim that they miss the late evening light, there are some morning people who love the extra hour of light in the morning. Indoor projects postponed during the sun-filled summer evenings can now be tackled with new vigour when the sun sets one hour earlier. Hopefully, people will not just use it as one extra hour to sit on the couch in front of the television! Abaco Central High School students interviewed were of the opinion that the lighter mornings we are now experiencing as part of Standard Time make it easier for them to get up and get ready for school in the mornings without rushing. But on the other hand, they say they would much prefer the extra hour of daylight Summer Time gives as they enjoy being able to stay out an extra hour in the evenings. TimeFrom Page 8Support Citizens Against Crime

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Page 22 The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 SchoolFrom Page 17 tected sex if you are sexually active. O stands for Options which are abstaining or protection using a condom, D stands for Decide what you will do and the A is to put your decision into action. Mrs. Sandy Edwards gave the statistics on HIV and AIDS for The Bahamas. The largest group of infected persons with HIV ranges in age from 15 to 25 years of age. Today there are 5,098 persons living with HIV and 4,098 of those have AIDS. Three thousand persons have died from AIDS in this country. These are very sobering statistics. Nurse Russell told the students that HIV/AIDS is something that their generaCentralFrom Page 5 so excited by all this asked to join the group and jumped on the truck. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience of carol singing in the Bahamas and were truly amazed at the beauty of the Bahamian night sky. The carol singers went home feeling rather hoarse but having thoroughly enjoyed spreading their Christmas cheer and said they were ready to do it again very soon. Thanks are due to Mrs. Yvonne Key for organizing this event and for setting up all the festively lit Christmas trees around Marsh Harbour which certainly add a nice touch of cheer for the season. tion has to contend with. It is a very serious thing to deal with because if HIV develops into full blown AIDS, the result is eventual death as here is no cure for AIDS. There are 19 drugs being used to treat HIVinfected persons which can prolong being HIV positive.Central Abaco PrimarySchool Gives Thanks By Portia Jonsson In a special Thanksgiving programme held at Central Abaco Primary School on November 28th teachers, students, parents and friends all gave thanks for the many blessings God has given them. The theme this year was Thanksgiving, an Attitude of Gratitude Students from Preschool to Grade 6 hadMarsh Harbour Decorates for the Holidays Marsh Harbour is sporting several beautifully decorated Christmas trees in the area frequented by our visitors. From Memorial Plaza to the entrance to Abaco Beach Resort the lit trees make for a festive-looking town. Mrs. Yvonne Key and volunteers are responsible for them and the wreaths and garlands at the traffic light. Respectfully Requests your presence in the celebration of New Years Eve, December 31st, 2003 Dress Code, Semi Formal Attire Delectable Hors Doeuvres by Chef Davie Party Favors Live Music with our very own Bahamian ArtistDry Bread & BandComplimentary Champagne through-out dinner Fire WorksAsian StationChicken Stir Fry Pork Fried Rice Egg RollsMexican StationBeef Enchiladas Mexican Red Rice TamalesCarving StationPrime Rib Fruited HamPasta StationPesto Over Penne Alfredo Over FettuciniDessert Mini Creme BruleePrice Per Person $120 Price Per Couple $200*50% Deposit Required on Dinner ReservationsBest Prices Available Today Tickets on Sale at the Abaco Inns Office Best Prices Available Today Tickets on Sale at the Abaco Inns OfficeParty Goers $20 Per Person or $30 Per Couple For Reservations Call Ph: (242) 366-0133Soup Station Gourmet Buffet Stationlots of reasons to give thanks and did so in song, skits and poem. Guest speaker at the ceremony was Mr. Marvin Duncombe, teacher at Abaco Central High and youth minister. Mr. Duncombe told the young students that life is not what happens to them but how they respond to it. He encouraged them to give the Lord thanks for all the many blessing He has given to them. Give thanks always for this is the Will of God concerning you, Mr. Duncombe added. He told them to give thanks with a grateful heart and give thanks always. All the food items collected by the students were distributed to the needy children in the school and also the community.BEC Provides Power for TreesBahamas Electricity Corporation crews provided temporary power supplies for the Christmas trees decorating Marsh Harbour. They are shown here on the job

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December 15th, 2003 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 & Guana40 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 & 4:30pm 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 ....3 66-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain .......3 66-4107 Floyd Burrows .....3 66-4175 Links Adderly .......3 66-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows .....3 66-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder .......3 66-2163 Jay Sawyer .........3 67-3941 Justin Sands .......3 67-3526 Terrance Davis ....3 67-4464 Danny Sawyer .....3 67-3577 Man-O-War David Albury.. ......3 65-6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ...............3 66-2107 Junior Albury ............3 66-3058 Randy Sawyer .........3 66-2284 Hope Town Maitland Lowe .........3 66-0133 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh Pope McKenzie .......4 77-5894 Orthnell Russell .......3 65-0125 Alexander Rolle .......3 65-0120 Edward Rolle ...........3 65-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer. .......3 65-4070 Jeff Survance ...........3 65-4040 Ricky Sawyer ...........3 65-4261Visitors 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.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Ginos ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............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 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Club Soliel.........................................366-0253 Harbours Edge..............$$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudys Place.................$$$.........366-0062 Sea Spray.......................$$ .........366-0065 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 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................................. Air Lines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau & Moores Island ................... 367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale .................................. 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale .............................. 367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau & W. Palm Beach ............. 367-2095 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 Closed Until Jan 2004

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Page 24 The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 WE PUT THEho,ho,hoBACK INTO THE HOLIDAYSNathan 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 SHOP AT SOLOMONS SUPERCENTER TOWIN&SAVEDAILY NO CARD NECESSARY TO WIN AND SAVE. GREAT PRIZES DAILY UNTIL CHRISTMAS. HUGE SAVINGS IN EVERY AISLE. ENTER TO WIN WITH EVERY PURCHASENO MINIMUM PURCHASE REQUIRED! From our family to yours, Happy Holidays from SolomonsSuperCenter! Santa Claus is comin to town: Take your picture with Santa! Solomons SuperCenter Saturday, December 13th 10ampm

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 1 B VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME 1111 1111 11 NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER 2 8 2 8 2 8 2 8 2 8 ,, ,, D E C E M B E R D E C E M B E R D E C E M B E R D E C E M B E R D E C E M B E R 15th, 200 15th, 200 15th, 200 15th, 200 15th, 200 3 3 3 3 3 SECTION B SECTION B SECTION B SECTION B SECTION BWinding Bay Construction Begins Early Golf Course Work Is Well Underway Work is ongoing on the Winding Bay development. Construction of the links golf course is well underway. The scene shown above i s the site of the Club House which will be built in the beginning of 2004. It will have a commanding 360 degree view. This is the vie w west overlooking Winding Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches on Abaco. The beach is protected by headlands on both ends and is protected from south winds with shoals and cays, creating a spectacular location.Hope T. Wins Second at Science FairOne familys Christmas tree is headed home. Aly and James Boyce are excited as they select a live Christmas tree at Pine Woods Nursery in Marsh Harbour. The nursery, the only outlet on Abaco for live trees, brought in several hundred trees most of which were ordered months earlier. The Boyce children in the foreground are assisted by Kurt Key behind them and Lonnie Key on the right to carry the tree to a vehicle. A group of eight Hope Town students entered three science projects in a Science Fair in Nassau. They are shown here with the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Cynthis Pratt, who toured the exhibit. Bronson Roberts in the center of the photo won second place with his exhibit on barn owls and what they eat.A Christmas Tree Is SelectedMerMer MerMer Mer rr rr r y Chry Chr y Chry Chr y Chr isis isis is tmas and a Happ tmas and a Happ tmas and a Happ tmas and a Happ tmas and a Happ y Ny N y Ny N y N ee ee e w Yw Y w Yw Y w Y earear earear earThe Abaco Club on Winding Bay close to Cherokee is rapidly taking shape under the direction of international developer Peter de Savary as an exclusive residential and golfing resort. Guest rates at the club house are expected to exceed $1000 per night. The 550 acre site is on two miles of virgin beach nestled between two headlands. Offshore shoals to the south subdue sea swells giving the 47 beach lots a preferred southerly exposure away from harsh winter winds and rough water. The beach is enclosed by prominent rocky headlands at each end giving focus to the white expanse of sand. A short observation tower has been erected on the southwest prominence which gives a spectacular view. On the southeast end the club house will sit about 50 feet above the lagoon giving another commanding view. The pristine Winding Bay beach is further accentuated by daily cleaning of seaweed and debris from end to end. The offending casuarina trees have been removed. In comparison the Treasure Cay beach is about twice as long but lacks the striking headlands at each end. The north side of the Abaco Club property is cut through by the roadway into Cherokee and is bordered by mangroves and the shallow marle wetlands of Yellow Wood Creek. This vast water area is a rich fisheries area and is presently used by the Cherokee guides for bonefish clients. An 18-hole links-type golf course which is popular in Scotland is being carved out of the dunes, coppice and headlands as narrow alleys through the native vegetation. Please see Winding Bay Page 6

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Page 2 B The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 Tel 242 367 4391www.colina.comTel 242 367 4391 2003 ADWORKSIndividual Health Plan Individual Health PlanIndividuals need health coverage too. So whether youre covered by your employer, covered on your own, or not covered at all, you should be talking to us. Colina Insurance is the largest life and health insurance provider in The Bahamas. And, we offer the largest overseas network coverage. Add our extensive local network, our convenient co-payment plan and its no wonder Bahamians have trusted us for over thirty years. Take aim at your health coverage needs. Call Colina Insurance today. By Nancy Burnett Over 150 schools entered this years 31st National Science Exhibition in Nassau under the theme Youth on the Move in Science and Technology Presented by the Ministry of Education Department of Education Science and Technology Section, the exhibition was sponsored in partnership with the OAS and UNESCO. Students from all over The Bahamas showcased their innovative science experiments. Eight students from Hope Town School, three parents (Mrs. Peggy Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Sweeting) and teacher Ms. Nancy Burnett traveled to Nassau on November 10 th for the opening ceremony and judging. The students were Louivenson Etienne, Stephanie Sweeting, Bronson Roberts, Shannon Thompson, Roddy Joseph, Mauria Etienne, Madelaine Auguste and graduate Katie Joseph now attending Abaco Central High School. The Kendal Isaacs Gym was alive with science as the students exhibited and explained their experiments. Shannon Thompson and Stephanie Sweeting impressed the judges with explanations of their class exhibit Our Bahama Parrot. Bronson Roberts did the same as he explained the process that would answer the question stated What Do Bahamian Barn Owls Eat? Katie Joseph discussed Sandwatch a hands-on beach project by Hope Town School involving mathematics and scientific concepts that was sponsored by UNESCO. The judges spent the entire day viewing, talking and interacting with students as did the Hon. Cynthia Pratt, Dep Prime Minister, and the Min. of Education, the Hon. Alfred Sears. After an exciting day at the Science Fair the group was free to explore the sights andHope Town School Exhibits in Nassausounds of New Providence. Fun was had at Marathon Mall, the Crystal Palace, Ardastra Gardens and McDonalds!Hope Town Won Second PlaceA long two weeks passed before Mrs. Key received a phone call saying that Hope Town Primary had won an award for the experiment and exhibit Owls of the Bahamas So on December 1st Bronson Roberts accompanied by Mrs. Burnett went to Nassau in anticipation of a prize. At the awards ceremony as honorable mentions and third place prizes were awarded, Bronson sat quietly. Eventually Hope Town School was called for second place in the General Awards Category tied with two other schools from Nassau. Bronson accepted the award proudly on behalf of his classmates. Later he spoke on ZNS National Television with Min. Alfred Sears. Mr. Sears spoke to the teachers and students reminded them of the importance of giving our children the opportunity to interact with science. It is through teaching the Scientific Process (observing, classifying, measuring, communicating, inferring, predicting, hypothesizing, interpreting, generalizing, experimenting and problem solving) that we nourish the critical thinking and problem solving skills of young people today. If we teach children HOW to think, we are bettering our world because they are the scientists of tomorrow, faced with solving social, political and economic problems of the times. He reminded us of the many Bahamians who lead the way in the scientific world today. Each child needs to be given the chance to interact with objects and events in their natural world while they are acquiring the skills necessary to survive in this world. 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 Bronson Roberts, a student at the Hope Town Primary School, won a second place trophy for his science project Owls of The Bahamas in the first National Science Exhibition in Nassau. He and his teacher, Ms. Nancy Burnett, traveled to Nassau to accept the trophy. He is shown here with the Minister of Education, the Hon. Alfred Sears, who presented the trophy. He had previously been in Nassau with a group from his school explaining to the judges their projects.

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December 15th, 2003 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.com12/15/03 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 $ 275,000. 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 $3,700,000 Derek 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 "Oceanfrontier Hideaway" mini-resort Beach-front 6 unique 2 bedroom, 1 bath, rental logcabins2,000 gal/day Watermaker Central location. # AB26 $1,275,000. Great 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 # 17 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 December 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 The Jib Room Restaurant New Years Eve Dinner PartyParty Favors Dancing Music Open for Lunch Wed Sat 11:30 2:30Call 367-2700 VHF Ch 16Home of the best Babyback ribs & One Pound Steaks Dinner nights Wed & Sat Only 7 p.m. Reservations Prime Rib dinner Midnight Champagne Toast $32 per personStarts 8 p.m. Yacht Club &Andrew Evans Wins Vehicle in Police RaffleAndrew Evans, Manager of Price Right, stands by the open door of a 2003 Suzuki Vitari similar to the 2004 Vitara he won in a Police raffle drawing in Nassau. The second and third place winners were from Nassau. The winning ticket was one of 100 tickets purchased by Price Right. Each employee was given a ticket. The Vitara is a four-wheel drive vehicle with lots of extra features such as power windows, power mirrors and even a CD player. Shown above, left to right, are ASP Ferguson of the Marsh Harbour Police Department, Chad Sawyer, owner of Price Right, Mr. Evans, WD Yvonne Hunter of the Marsh Harbour Police Department and two Nassau police officers of the raffle committee making the presentation, Sgt Moxey and Cpl. Barr. Abaco Ceramics Hosts Open HouseAbaco Ceramics has a tradition of having an Open House and sale on ceramics the day after Thanksgiving. This year owner Karen McIntosh once again offered the public beautiful artwork at discounted prices. The ceramics are all produced in her workshop at Treasure Cay. She is showing a new design, a pineapple which is already becoming popular. Holiday Schedule for Government OfficesGovernment offices throughout Abaco will close at 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24, and New Years Eve, December 31. They will be closed all day Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years Day, December 25, 26 and 30.Scurvy Few Will Sponsor Toys for TotsThe Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club of Abaco is sponsoring a Toys for Tots event on December 13. They invite the public to join them at the AID parking lot beginning at 11 a.m. Admission is a new unwrapped toy. At 1 p.m. the motorcyclists will parade through Dundas Town and Murphy Town, to Crossing Beach, then back to AID. Anyone can with a motorcycle or motor scooter is invited to join them. The club insists that a toy be displayed on the bike during the ride. Food and drink will be available along with music and face painting. The toys will be distributed to the less fortunate children throughout Abaco.

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 5 B Bahamas OutpostMail & Business Center Computer time rental Mail Boxes with U.S. address Regular or color copying Send & receive faxes Office supplies Check your E-mail Surf the Web Overseas & local phone calls Courier service Phone 242-365-4695 or 242-365-4047 E-mail chris.f@batelnet.bs Green Turtle Cay next to Currys Food Store By Jennifer Hudson Pinewoods Nursery has been even busier than usual this holiday season as this is the only outlet for live Christmas trees this year since Gardeners Eden closed. During the first week of December Pinewoods received their shipment of 258 trees, which were ordered 12 months ago. The type of tree they import is Fraser Fir as this is the most fragrant of fir trees and the type which holds up the best and so gives pleasure for the longest amount of time. These trees are grown in the mountains of North Carolina and, once cut, they are shipped to the Port of Palm Beach where they are placed in refrigerated containers to be shipped to Abaco. Mrs. Emily Key tells how one year the trees were cut during a snowstorm and the snow was still on them when they were packed for shipping. When she opened the containers here in Marsh Harbour the trees were very wet and it was amazing to realize that the water on those trees had actually been snow a few days before in North Carolina. She said that sometimes when the trees are opened here they sometimes find oak leaves in the branches which is also really neat. A large shade shelter has been built at the nursery which is a great help in keeping the trees cool. About half the trees which are brought into Pinewoods each year have already been ordered by customers who often place their orders as early as August or September. This year their supplier, fortunately, was able to accommodate the increased order. Many customers, when ordering their tree, have definite requests as to exactly how they would like their tree to look. They may desire a short, bushy tree or they may prefer a tall skinny tree and the staff at Pinewoods do their best to accommodate their wishes. When the trees come in, a member of staff is assigned to match trees to customers. The trees are then tagged with the customers name. The majority of customers are very pleased with their assigned tree. But should it not be exactly the dimensions they had in mind, they are at liberty to make another choice. Trees are also shipped to the cays but these are left wrapped for easier handling and protection of the tree. The trees come in heights up to ten feet. The grower is no longer dealing with trees any taller because of the problems in cutting and handling larger trees. This year the trees are especially beautiful, says Mrs. Key, which is the result of favourable weather conditions around the time of the cutting of the trees. She says that Christmas always begins for her when she opens the container full of trees and smells the wonderful pine aroma. Also heralding Christmas at Pinewoods Nursery are thousands of red, pink and white poinsettias in a variety of sizes all of which have been grown at Rocky Farms Nursery here on Abaco.Christmas Means Live Trees for Some

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Page 6 B The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 This type of course requires less water and will make extensive use of native plants. To non-golfing eyes the course appears to present a real challenge. To the east a site has been cleared on the bluff for the club house, giving a magnificent view of the beach extending below. Construction will begin in January on the club house and ten cottages. Construction is presently underway on the beach of a Tikitype club structure. Buildings in the maintenance area are also under construction. Interested local general contractors, electricians, plumbers and air conditioning contractors are asked to submit their qualifications. These applications will be reviewed and contractors will be selected to begin work in January. Local contractors will be used extensively. Interested contractors may call Mr. Dave Duffy at 367-0077. Several miles back in the pine forest work is underway on a 207acre water reserve area with 30 wells. This will serve the development through an 8-inch polypropylene pipeline being heat welded into one continuous water main. A holding pond the size of a football field and containing 1.5 million gallons of water is nearly completed in the service area. This will be used for irrigating the golf course and nursery area. Landscaping will not be started on the golf course until the water system is in place and functioning. Many palms and other native trees and plants are being carefully removed when appropriate and are replanted in a nursery area. A large hydraulic tree-mover digs a hole in the nursery area, then removes trees which are in the way and puts them in the new hole in the nursery. They will later be replanted to provide natural landscaping on the golf course or in other areas of the development. Winding BayFrom Page 1 The 60 house sites range from one to two acre lots. A few are up on the bluff overlooking the Atlantic and a few others are positioned around the golf course but most lots are on the beach. Approximately 70 cottages are clustered on the ridge by the club house. Construction of ten of these cottages will begin in January. They are two and three bedroom cottages and will be of Bahamian design. The architecture will be that typically found in Hope Town, Green Turtle Cay or Harbour Island. These will be turnkey units ready to move into. Nine Please see Winding Bay Page 7 Winding Bay is a gorgeous, white sand beach that is wide and pristine, one of the most beautiful on Abaco. Two headlands frame it and shoals and small cays protect it from any heavy southern winds. It is destined to become one of the best known locations in The Bahamas. Architecture in the new Winding Bay development will be reminiscent of the old buildings of yesteryear. This existing building on Yellow Wood Creek has been restored and now sports a thatch roof. The development is named the Abaco Club and will be a very exclusive high-end residential resort. Exclusive Resort Development Has Begun

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 7 B Thanking You For Your Support Throughout The Year And Wishing You A Merry Christmas STANDARD HARDWARELUMBER & PLUMBING SUPPLIES LIMITEDSTANDARD HARDWARECall Us For Assistance Today! Office: 367-2660 Store: 367-2811 Fax: 367-2645 K & S Auto Service Crockett Drive & Don MacKay BoulevardMarsh Harbour, Abaco phone 367-2655 Percy Albury, Owner / Manager Sorry we do not service vehicles up on the roof-top Happy Holidaysof these cottages have been spoken for. A floating dock for day boats will be installed on the rocky shore below the club house. A dock has been put on the Yellow Wood Creek of the project to the north giving access to the mangrove marles. An existing fishermans hut on the waters edge has been renovated and landscaped. An airboat was brought in to navigate the shallow creek water but this was quicky found to be inappropriate. It is being returned to the States. Winding BayFrom Page 6 The 60 house lots start at $1.2 million and 14 are already sold. It is expected that construction may begin on some of these lots as soon as the beginning of next year. Utilities will be in place for occupancy one year later in January 2005. Owners of these lots may choose their own architect and contractor but the Abaco Club will retain architectural oversight and provide landscaping. Construction will be of wood to maintain the native Bahamian atmosphere. All internal roadways will be for golf carts. Parking will be provided at the Club entrance for owners automobiles necessary for excursions beyond the immediate area. Property owners will be limited to using golf carts within the property. The golf course has been shifted slightly and the public beach access is expected to remain at the present location. In keeping with the overall program, parking is expected to be at the road but the same pathway will remain. Discussions are underway with BEC and Batelco to take electricity and phone service to the site. Both of these utilities are expected to come from the Great Abaco Highway to serve the project. They will continue beyond the development into Cherokee, providing a secondary connection for power and phone service to that community. Cherokee now receives power by underwater cable from Casuarina Point. Phone service to Cherokee is presently by a microwave relay tower which is part of the relay system into Nassau. About 70 persons are presently employed with approximately 40 being Bahamian staff. As the project progresses, a larger percentage will be Bahamian. The property is expected to be completely developed in five to seven years. The Abaco Club has an office in the third floor of the Green Parrot building above the Java Coffee Shop in Marsh Harbour. Access is by stairs at the back of the building.Golf Resort Will Impact AbacoThe water line serving the Abaco Club will carry water from the pine woods in a eight-inch polypropylene pipe. The pipe sections are heat-bonded on site with the equipement shown above. Shown is Pat Smith on the left with his crew who are doing the work.

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Page 8 B The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 All buildings are Red Iron, bolt-up kits in 26 gauge galv. that include engineered drawings and come in all sizes. Local building codes may cause prices to vary. Pricing FOB Factory. Multiple Panels and Colors Heavy-duty Red Iron Frame Multiple Configurations Customized Accents Easy Build-it-Yourself Construction 20-Year Mill Backed Warranty Fast, Quick & Easy Delivery From Manufacturing Facilities Nationwide Maintenance Free Fire Resistant Heavy Wind Loads Factory Savings 100% Useable Space1-972-267-9200Speed Quality Value Wants to thank all our customers for their loyalty and support over the past year. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!By Jennifer Hudson The dismal rainy and windy weather on December 6th did not deter a stalwart group of young soccer players from participating in their eagerly awaited soccer tournament at the Murphy Town Park from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The tournament, which was organized by Abaco Youth in Action as the culmination of their eight-week soccer programme, was an ambitious venture involving 130 young people from Abaco and Freeport. Four teams, with 45 players in all, flew in from Freeport accompanied by coaches Mary and Donnie Knowles, Mark Hardie and Terry Wildgoose along with 15 parents. The soccer programme in Freeport is very active and includes 135 girls. The Freeport teams participating were Under 10 girls; under 14 boys and two under 13 girls teams. In the Abaco programme there are three Pee Wee league teams aged ten and under which are all co-ed with some members as young as six. These teams are the Red Hot Strikers coached by Lyndon Davis; Blue Invaders coached by Ishmael Mollie; and Yellow Stoppers coached by Jude Hart and Sophia Miller. The Treasure Cay team is coached by Vogal Williams. The two Junior Boys teams (11 to 14 years) are the Commonwealth Bank Sweepers coached by Elva Davis and the Vitamalt Keepers coached by Patrice Charles. The Abaco group has been meeting for practice every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 noon since the third week of September and this tournament was their last meeting for the year. The next session which will begin on the second Saturday in January will run until the end of March when basketball will be played. Then in the final session from April to June, the games will be baseball and T-ball. Mr. Lyndon Davis, organizer of the Abaco Youth in Action programme, says that he receives excellent support from several of the parents who assist in various ways, one of which is the very important task of seeing that there are enough liquids available for the players. Mr. Cay Russell, Chief Councillor for the Central Abaco District, has been very helpful in supplying a lawn mower, gas and man-power, to insure that the field is kept manicured and Bishop Campbell of the Dundas Town Church of God also has been very helpful. St. John the Baptist Anglican Church kindly provided a shuttle service with their bus for team members during the tournament. This excellent programme provides a wholesome and healthy activity for young people on Saturday mornings and it is pleasing to note that Mr. Lyndon Davis reports that all are disciplined, well behaved and easily coached. He hopes that for these young people these sporting activities will become a lifelong habit and that they, in years to come, will give back to the next generation. The results of the tournament follow.Pee Wee under 9Game 1 Abaco Youth in Action A Team0 Grand Bahama A Team 2 Game 2 Abaco Youth in Action B Team 1 Grand Bahama B Team0 Game 3 Abaco Youth in Action A Team 2 Grand Bahama B Team 1 Game 4 Grand Bahama A Team1 Abaco Youth in Action B Team0Under 14 BoysGame 1 Treasure Cay0 Grand Bahama 1 Game 2 Abaco Youth in Action B Team2 Grand Bahama1 Game 3 Abaco Youth in Action A Team5 Treasure Cay0Abaco Youth in Action Hosts Soccer Tournament Please see Soccer Page 27 The Abaco Youth in Action program teaches team sports to children as young as 6 years old. The Pee Wee players of Central Abaco shown above enjoyed a day of competition with teams from Freeport and Treasure Cay. The soccer tournament ends the fall session of the group. They will play basketball beginning in January. The Abaco Youth in Action is due to the efforts of Mr. and Mrs. Linden Davis, who came from Freeport where they were involved in organizing sporting activities.

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 9 B 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@coralwave.com 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 management and staff of BEC Abaco extend to our customers the very best for the holiday season. We trust that you will enjoy prosperity and health in the coming year. BEC appreciates your support and looks forward to providing you with quality electric service for the new year and beyond. Seasons Greetings From BEC A portable generator valued at $1400 was stolen in a break-in sometime during November 15 from a house in Central Pines Estates A Fox Town residence was broken into during the weekend of November 14 but nothing appeared to be stolen. $1096 in cash was stolen from the school principals office in Moores Island over the weekend of November 14. $1,600 in cash and personal effects worth $1,800 were stolen during a break-in to a Moores Island residence on November 18 sometime time during the day. A Murphy Town resident lost two teeth when struck in the face with a rock thrown by Maxene Joseph while at a Marsh Harbour gas station at 1 a.m. on November 22. The assailant subsequently pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three months imprisonment. A Murphy Town residence was entered by someone using a key during the day of November 21. Nothing appeared to be stolen and the landlord is suspected. A woman residing in the Mud in Marsh Harbour was beaten about her body by her estranged husband and his friend mid-morning of November 22. She was taken to the government clinic for treatment. Two hundred and ninety eight pounds of crawfish worth $3,500 were stolen from an anchored and unattended boat off Carters Cay around noon on November 22. On November 25 a crew of three police officers in the Dundas Town and Murphy Town area took three persons into custody who were wanted on outstanding Warrants of Arrest. A residents truck in the Great Cistern area of Murphy Town suffered $280 in tire damages by three suspects during the afternoon of evening of November 26. A $2,500 gold chain, $1,660 in cash and personal items in two small suitcases were stolen in a break-in to a residence in the Pigeon Pea area of Marsh Harbour on November 27 during the day or early evening. A stone was used to smash the front door. A residence on the S.C. Bootle Highway was broken into on November 28 during the morning and stolen were a satellite receiver valued at $475 and a 4400 watt generator worth $4,000. A suspect was named. A Murphy Town resident was arrested on November 28 on a house breaking and stealing complaint by another resident of the town. A 1999 Kia Sportage automobile valued at $21,000 caught fire on the Great Abaco Highway while being driven by the owner who lives in Crossing Rocks. It was totally destroyed. On the afternoon of evening of November 28 someone entered the office of the mailboat Gurth Dean and stole two sums of cash, $1,081.77 and $306.89 intended for payment to two Nassau firms by a Moores Island resident. A Murphy Town woman reported damages to her house during the morning of November 30 apparently by a blue car. Damaged were seven pieces of vinyl siding, a wood post and sheet rock A resident of Charlie Boo Yard in Marsh Harbour was arrested during the afternoon of November 30 concerning firearms at a Marsh Harbour night club. A resident of Crockett Drive in Marsh Harbour reported that during the afternoon of November 30 he was assaulted by a resident of Charlie Boo Yard in Marsh Harbour. A Dundas Town man was arrested on November 30 for causing harm.Police Crime Report

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Page 10 B The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 groceries greatservice meats vegetablesdairyfriendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoodsfruit groceries greatservice meats vegetablesdairyfruit groceries greatservice meats vegetablesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceriesgreatservicemeats vegetablesdairyfriendlyfaces brandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods fruit groceriesgreatservicemeats friendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoodsfruit groceries greatservice meats vegetablesdairyfriendlyfaces brandnamesvegetablesgroceriesgreatservicemeats vegetablesdairyvegetablesfrozenfoodsfruit groceries greatservice meats vegetablesdairyfriendlyfacesbrandnames fruit groceries greatservice meatsvegetablesdairyfriendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoodsfruit groceries greatservicedairyfriendlyfacesbrandnamesvegetablesgroceries vegetablesdairyfriendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoods greatservice mea ts vegetablesdairyfriendlyfacesbrandnames fruit groceries greatservice meatsvegetablesdairyfriendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoodsfruit groceries greatservice meatsvegetablesdairyfriendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoodsfruit groceries greatservice meatsvegetablesdairyfriendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoodsfruit groceries greatservice meatsvegetablesdairyfriendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoodsfruit groceries greatservice meatsvegetablesdairyfriendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoodsfruit groceries greatservice dairyfriendlyfaces brandnamesvegetablesfrozenfoodsfruit groceries greatservice meats vegetables dairyfriendlyfacesbrandnames vegetablesfrozenfoodsfruit groceries greatservice meats veg-We may be small but we carry it all.Run out of something?Dont sweat the small stuff this Christmas TREASURE CAY SHOPPING CENTRE,ABACO (242) 365-8350 FAX:(242) 365-8352 OPEN MON-SAT 8AM 6PM AND SUN 9AM-1PM Hope TownHope Town Lodge Hosts Art ShowBy Jennifer Hudson As everyone begins to prepare for the Christmas season, art and craft shows are very much looked forward to for the variety of unique and attractive items they offer for purchase as Christmas gifts. The show at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on Elbow Cay on November 30th was no exception as a very talented group of artisans gathered once again to display a wonderful variety of paintings and crafts. There was a festive atmosphere as the large crowd browsed the stalls and enjoyed the wine provided by Bristol Cellars and the wide variety of cheeses offered. Displaying their artwork were: Bridgette Bowyer with watercolour paintings and acrylic on driftwood; Kim Rody with acrylic on canvas and Giclee prints; Joette McCully with scenes of Hope Town painted on wooden shutters and floats; Christine McCully with watercolours and painted Tshirts; Jeep Byers with watercolours; Marjolein Scott with paintings on silk and Giclee prints; Anne Cash with scenic paintings and Dr. Hermann Schadt with local motifs and colour fantasies. Many different types of craft were on display: Anne Schadt with miniature cross stitch keepsakes of the Hope Town lighthouse; Marlee Mason with silver jewellery designs; Kent LeBoutiller with assorted Christmas crafts; Kim Roberts with quilting; Rosalie Pyfrom with bags and Christmas crafts; Chalotte Patterson with pencil portraits by commission; Kim Tiernan with aqua moon designs; Monicas Jewellery; Maureen Koepp with her quitled scenes; Don Wood with jewellery; Virginia Williams, Tina Watkins with straw work and Sunshine Bakery with colourful cookies. A very popular stall was that of the Every Child Counts School selling a variety of News of The CaysSeveral artists showed their work for the first time at an art show. Shown above are Virginia Williams and Tina Watkins displaying their beautiful straw work.They traveled from Marsh Harbour to Hope Town with their wares for the art show at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. Please see Cays Page 11 The wedding of Brian Malone and Kathleen Robinson took place on November 29 at the end of Back Street in Hope Town. The wedding took on a western emphasis as the brides family is from Kansas. The couple is shown here symbolically launching a model of a ketch to sail away representing their commitment to sail through life together.

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 11 BFriends of the Environment Invites You to theFirst Abaco Science Alliance ConferenceJanuary 15-18, 2004A Conference to Share Scientific Knowledge of Abaco and the Bahamian EnvironmentThe purpose is to provide a forum for the networking of researchers and the sharing of scientific information in and around Abaco. We hope to encourage more research in the area for educational purposes and to stimulate the use of these findings in local environmental management decisions.Speakers: Four of the 16 scheduled speakers with their topics include: Dr. Stephen Thompson Fish Assemblages of the Blue Holes of Great Abaco Dr. Kathleen Sullivan Sealey Land Cover Mapping of the Bahamas Using Land SAT 7 Nancy Elliott The Aculeate Wasps of Abaco Dr. Henri Grissino-Mayer Environmental History from Tree Rings and Lake Sediments on AbacoSchedule:Presentations Friday, January 16th, 9 a.m.5 p.m. Presentations Saturday, January 17th, 9 a.m. 12 noonLocation:New Vision Ministries building in Marsh HarbourEco-Tours:(Optional) January 17th Afternoon (Optional) January 18th Morning The following eco-tours are suggested: Abaco Dive Adventures Bahama Marine Mammals Abaco Outback Ferry trips to Hope Town, Guana Cay and Man-O-War Cay $50 conference fee (does not include cost of eco-tour field trips) For further information Tel 242-367-2721 Fax 242-367-5823 Email info@friendsoftheenvironment.org 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 thru7 a.m.7:45 a.m.8 a.m.8:30 a.m. Thursday 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 items all made by children of the school and showing their many talents. The work of two very gifted photographers was also displayed: black and white prints by Colyn Reese and colour triptychs by Patrick Cash.Outdoor Wedding Is WesternBy Jennifer Hudson Mr. Vernon Malone of Hope Town is a man who wears many hats. He is well known as shopkeeper, superb baker, community leader and marriage officer who, over the past eleven years has officiated at more than 400 weddings. However, at a wedding on November 29th he took on another role along with his wife, Bobbi, as Parents of the Groom. This was the wedding of his son, Brian, to the lovely Kathleen Robinson of Tampa, Florida. Both bride and groom are avid sailors and country and western dancers so chose a nautical/western theme for their wedding. Since the brides family hails from Kansas, the groomsmen wore cowboy hats whilst the little ring bearer looked very cute in his cowboy boots. The music they chose had a country and western theme and was performed by violinist Jennifer Hudson and guitarist Garret Kemble. The setting for this one-of-a-kind wedding was The End of The Road which was the picturesque spot where Back Street meets the harbour and signified that they had come to the end of their search for their lifes partner. At the end of the ceremony, conducted by the Reverend Carla Culmer, the Bride and Groom released a model of an old time sailing ketch into the water as a symbol of their setting sail on the journey of their new life together. They carried the nautical theme even further at the reception with a unique cake topper formed from a piece of rope in which both the bride and groom had tied the knot and then the groom had spliced the two ends together to signify their joining as one. The occasion was attended by many guests from The Bahamas and abroad who were all well wrapped up against the unfriendly winds of a cold front which chose that day to move through The Bahamas. Two further receptions will be held, one in Tampa and one in Kansas, for friends and family unable to travel to the Bahamas. The groom is the new manager of Club Soleil Restaurant on Elbow Cay and his bride is presently completing a teaching contract in Tampa so they will be spending a few months commuting until she can join him permanently in their home in Hope Town.Green Turtle CayFirst Internet Caf OpensIncorporated in the offices of Coldwell Banker and Island Properties, a new service is available to the public. Trading as Bahamas Outpost, the service offers computer- time rental with high speed internet access, photo copying, sending and receiving faxes and other business related services. They have personal mailboxes with a U.S. address that are available for annual rental. Chris Farrington, realtor with Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty felt that this is a needed service for visitors to the island. Many people need to stay in touch with their businesses even though they are on holiday. He looks Hope Towns Team Sports Friday program offers an opportunity for the younger children of Elbow Cay to experience playing team sports throughout the year. The children, ranging in age from 6-12 years, meet every Friday after school and participate in football, soccer, softball, basketball and volleyball. The goal is to teach working together as a team. Shown from left to right, bottom row first, are Roddy Joseph, Max Idas, Lance Roberts, Ben Cook, Christopher Albury, Bronson Roberts, Louison Etiene, Vaughn Rolle, Noah Albury, Louivenson Etiene, and volunteer organizer and coach David Idas. More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 10 Please see Cays Page 27

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 13 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 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. RETAIL Quality Furniture Competitive Prices Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391 ROOMS TO GOChristmas Trees, Toys Decorations and moreChristmas Items Now in Stock! Christmas Items Now in Stock!Christmas Trees, Toys Decorations and moreSeasons Greetings Seasons GreetingsWith the addition of staff at the Port Administration office in Marsh Harbour, a renewed emphasis is being placed on the collection of current and outstanding maritime fees. Assistant Port Director Capt. Cyril Roker explained that many of the fees and licenses expire on December 31 and should be renewed this month. All Bahamian and foreign property owners with docks should come to the Marsh Harbour Port office and complete a registration form. The office is in the new Port Administration building about two blocks west of the traffic light. Mr. Rokers office is responsible for all maritime revenue on Abaco including Grand Cay, Walkers Cay, Moores Island and Cast-away Cay. Maritime licenses requiring annual renewal include the following: Private, commercial and industrial docks Masters licenses (Captains class A, B, C & D) Commercial boat licenses (not fishing boats) Rental boat licenses Charter boats, domestic and foreign Seabed leases for walls, groynes and break-waters Moorings, private and commercial Licenses for privately owned pleasure boats and commercial fishing vessels expire on March 31. Private dock fees for 2003 and earlier years is $50 annually for docks under 50 feet in length and $80 annually for docks 50 feet and longer. On January 1, 2004 the fee will be $1.94 per lineal foot for private docks, $3.88 per lineal foot for industrial docks and $6.13 per lineal foot for commercial docks. The length of finger piers is added to the primary dock length. Other fees effective on January 1, 2004 include Private Moorings $30 Commercial moorings $150 Private Groynes $90 Commercial Groynes $120 Private causeway $50 Commercial causeway $100 This is not an inclusive list so persons with waterfront improvements should contact Mr. Roker to determine if any licensing for seabed improvements applies. Photographs of your improvements may help in making a determination. Mr. Roker will be making waterfront visits throughout Abaco as his time permits. His Department is being assigned a patrol boat which will allow water-side inspections. Rental boat operators should request an inspection of their fleet which is required before licenses can be issued. Commercial boats of any size or description must be licensed whether sail or power. Private boats must be registered if 15 feet or longer or if powered by ten or more horsepower. A seldom enforced and archaic rule is that the operator of any boat powered by a ten or more horsepower engine must at least 16 years old. Mr. Roker noted that all foreign charter boat operators in The Bahamas must be registered and pay the four percent tax on each charter in a timely manner. Foreign owned and operated charter boats are allowed to operate here but must be registered and pay the four per cent fee. Those operating in the Abaco area should contact Mr. Roker. As a final note, Mr. Roker wanted it known that all owners of unlicenced maritime structures and operators of unlicenced boats can be prosecuted. However, particular emphasis well be focused on unlicenced foreign owned charter boats found operating here without a license. All payments for maritime licenses on Abaco are made at the Port Office in Marsh Harbour.Other Licenses ExpireAll persons should note that the following licenses expire on December 31 and must be renewed prior to that date. Liquor Licenses Music and Dancing Licenses Bar Licenses Proprietary Club Licenses Restaurant Licenses Hotel Licenses Dog Licenses All of these (except dogs) require inspections by Environmental Health, Works and/ or the Police before the license renewal is renewed or issued. All Firearm Licenses expire on December 31 and must be renewed before that date. Firearms must be taken to the police in the appropriate district for an inspection and serial number verification. Various departments may be involved but all licenses other than those of a maritime nature or for vehicles are paid for at the appropriate Administrators office. Commercial vehicle licenses expire on March 31. Private vehicle licenses and driver licenses expire in the birth month of the owner. Payment for vehicle licenses is made at the Road Traffic Department in Dundas Town. Road Traffic also issues bicycle licenses which expire December 31.Many Licenses Expire on December 31 New Edition Now AvailableFifteenth Annual Edition includes updated colour nautical charts, 16 additional pages, new colour aerial photographs, a proven GPS waypoint system and progressive harbour entry photographs to provide expert guidance for novices or experienced mariners.Also Available direct from White Sound Press Voice: 386 423-7880 Fax 386 423-7557 Web: www.wspress.com email: orders@wspress.comStill Only $19.95Available at most marina stores and fine gift shops throughout Abaco. Wholesale distribution in Abaco by Abaco Treasures and Solomons Abaco. Retail in United States by West Marine, Boat US, Boaters World, Cruising Guide Publications, and Bluewater Books and Charts. It Pays to Advertise

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Page 14 B The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 One-of-a-Kind! 36,000+ square foot sea-to-harbour property encompassing 2 bedroom, 2 bath main house plus two guest cottages, one directly on the Sea of Abaco. Structures are built in the quality Man-O-War tradition with rich mahogany paneling and hardwood floors. 150 frontage on protected Man-O-War harbour with deep water dock. Offered fully equipped and furnished. Lots of room to expand!List #8211 $995,000 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.bs Select PropertiesGreat Cistern Extraordinary acre hilltop home site. Spectacular Sea of Abaco views. Elevation to 50 feet, private beach access, shallow boat basin. #4988. $49,900 Mainland Abaco Lovely adjacent 1 acre home sites. Between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Walk to beach! Great investment! #8147. Priced at $38,600 and $41,000. Royal Harbour Excellent location near Boat Harbour entrance. All the amenities nearby. Commercial or residential lot suitable for single family or duplex. #6351. $120,000 Guana Cay 2/2 cottage just steps from beach. Screened porches, tile floors, observation deck and more. Super rental. #7900. $391,050 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 OCEAN 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 OCEANFRONT 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. UNDER CONTRACTHOMES & 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) 366-0223 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: $1,590,000Custom 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 HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE 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 Plantings of poinsettia plants at the Marsh Harbour airport round-about bring holiday color to the attractively landscaped area. Mrs. Yvonne Key with volunteer helpers has made a great effort to beautify Marsh Harbour with wreaths, garlands and Christmas trees to put everyone in the spirit of the holidays and in anticipation of visitors coming to enjoy their holidays here. These decorations added to the shops, retaurants and residences which have decorated help Marsh Harbour to look festive. Poinsettias Bring Holiday Cheer It Pays to Advertise

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Page 16 B The Abaconian December 15th, 2003By Liann Key Kaighin Alter a failed attempt at the 13th Annual Homer Lowe Memorial regatta on October 13, 2003, the Marsh Harbour Sailing Club finally Held the regatta on November 29, 2003. The day was blustery and cold, not the kind of day when you want to capsize a boat like the sunfish. Twelve die-hard sailors and a dedicated Race Committee braved the terrible conditions, so harsh that the original venue of the Sea of Abaco off Pelican Shores had to be moved to the relative protection of the inner harbour. Spectators were pleased by this, as for the first time in many years, sunfish class sailboats could be seen racing from side to side of the harbours edge. Four races were run back to back. Many sailors had capsize or near-capsize events during the course of the day. The winds were so strong and also a bit fluky as the racers neared the north edge of the harbour, that someone would be going along at a full hike and the wind would drop to nothing in that spot, and they would have to haul it in quickly or risk sitting into the water. Other racers were just plain blown out, with the conditions simply too strong for them to hold the boat upright. Kudos to the light weights who braved the chilly water. We knew when they were launching from the upper creek that many would be coming back to shore wet and cold. Nine competitors came on the Bahama Ferry from Nassau, then drove to Marsh Harbour. One came all the way from California. Marsh Harbour was well represented by two sailors. The women and juniors were also well represented with three female competitors, and four juniors. Results were as follows for the regatta giving the final position and the total points Jim KaighinMH16 Robert DunkleyNP28 Jimmy LoweNP3 15 Jodi LoweNP4 16 Jerry ThompsonUSA5 17 Charles CookeMH6 26 Peggy RileyNP7 32 Thomas PhillipsNP8 33 Cai ChaplinNP9 42 Ben MyersNP10 49 Lori LoweNPI 1 double team Alison MyersNPI 1 double team Thanks must go to Dr. Paul and Ann Gooding on board Horizons, who ran the races so ably for us, braving three foot seas to come ashore for the skippers meeting. Thanks also to Andy and Keith Stratton for their help with the Yellow Bird, offering chase boat support and towing services at the end of racing. Thanks to Astrid Stratton and Lucas Kaighin on board Memie for their help in setting the race course. Without the help of such volunteers, them would be no regatta. Last but certainly not least, sponsors of the 13th Annual Homer Lowe Memorial regatta were Abaco Ice, Bahama Palm Groves, and Sunshine Cleaners, all contributing necessities to make the day of sailing a success. If you are interested in sailing sunfish, or the newest additions to our club, the remote controlled laser fleet, give us a call. There are often impromptu sailing days at the creek where a spare boat is almost always lying in wait for someone to use. Call Jim Kaighin on 367-3086.Sailing Club Holds RegattaThe Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta was held on November 26 despite gusty, blustery winds and cool temperatures. They sailed in the harbour of Marsh Harbour where spectators could enjoy the sight. 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 January 2004

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 17 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 SupportCitizens Against CrimeWorking to Keep Our Crime Down

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 19 B Mailin SandsLIGHTBOURN REALTY Hope Town Representative Ainsley Harrison Office# (242) 367-2992 Fax# (242) 367-4800 P .O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Green Turtle Cay White Sound #0333Water front house, 2B / 2B, master bath has a spa. The modern interior consists of two dining areas, an island counter bar, living room and kitchen. All front rooms enjoy a magnificent view of the harbour. Offered at $850,000 Treasure Cay #1322Three bedroom two bath modern home near beaches and golf course. Immaculately cared-for home with all modern amenities such as central A/C, cable etc. Offered at $265,000 MAKING REAL ESTATE REAL EASYwww.coldwellbankerbahamas.comTMGreen 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, fruit trees, near beaches, park and public dock. $45,000 Treasure Cay Greenway Canal Lot splendid unobstructed views of the canal. Owner says sell! $35,000 Ocean View lots 1/2 acre and 1/3 acre on the Atlantic Ocean.Starting at $85,000 Waterfront with dock 1.8 acres with deep water dock and dredged channel. $800,000 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 todayGreen Turtle Cay Office Chris Farrington Agent P.O. Box AB 22758, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Office (242) 365-4695 Fax (242) 365-4697 Phone 242 366-0338 Hope Town, Abaco Marsh Harbour #0234 Two acres of lovely vacant property in area known as High Rock. Runs on the Sea of Abaco and boasts of views of the surrounding cays, features some elevations. Call today for more details. Guana Cay #02714/2 home w/ 2/1 apartment, situated on magnificent bluff presenting views of the Sea of Abaco. This home has a fantastic rental histor y and features a dock. Dont let this chance pass you by. $699,000 Guana Cay #0195 vacant property on a lovely powder white sandy beach. Features elevations and would be a lovely spot to build a dream home. $240,000 Long Beach NEW LISTING vacant beach front lot available in Long Beach, runs approx. 100' on the white sand and commands views of the cool blue Atlantic ocean! US$65,000 Guana Cay #5038 2B/2B home with central A/C, screened-in porch, adjacent to resort property. Great rental potential through the resort with rights to use the resorts amenities. Fantastic offer. $260,000 Treasure Cay Best priced lots available on lovely canal. Some lots are suitable for a dock. Dont miss this opportunity. Prices start at $72,000. Marsh Harbour Duplex Two 2B/1B Apartments with a 1/ 1 efficiency in rear. Fenced yard and furnished. Great price. $170,000 Guana Cay #5067 Gorgeous beach front property. Three lots in total, features 194' on the beach. Perfect for building your vacation getaway. $375,000 Guana Cay Elephant Beach UNDER CONTRACT Charming vacation cottage with great rental potential situated on absolutely gorgeous beach frontage. Orchid Bay #5056Gorgeous bay front and interior lots available in fast growing development in Guana Cay. Orchid Bay features pool, tennis courts, restaurant and marina. Island living at its best. Call today for a showing! Casuarina Point NEW LISTING! Two adjacent lots on the canal, set back on the waterway, protected and private. Call for more details! Yellowwood vacant lot now available, call for more details. Casuarina Point vacant lot available, close to beach $17,000 Bahama Palm Shores Vacant interior lot in fast growing community, beach access for all lots.SOLD Man-O-War Vacant interior lot, in town and close walk to beach Pelican Shores Elevated harbour front lots available, one of a kind location in Marsh Harbour. Starting at $225,000 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 Hill Creek 4.8 acres with 50+ elevations and 100 of waterfront. $130,000 Leisure Lee Best priced canal lot $45,000 Guana Cay Half acre lots, ocean and hilltop interior lots. All lots have beach access. Call for pricing. Fire Road North Abaco Starter home for sale, 2 beds, 1 bath, views of the sea. $30,000MakMak MakMak Mak e a Ne a N e a Ne a N e a N ee ee e w Yw Y w Yw Y w Y earear earear ear s Rs R s Rs R s R esolution! 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Close walk to community beach. $45,000 Hope Town #5004 Charming 3B/3B three story home, large master bath with walk-in closet, presents sea views & large TV room. Situated in lovely North End. Call today. Man-O-War Cay #0331 Elegant home 3B/3B, features a modern kitchen, large dining and family room, which boast of views of the turquoise Atlantic Ocean. Guest cottage on premises with 2B/2B. Lovely landscaped grounds. House includes double Jacuzzi tub, his & her walk-in closet, dance studio, upstairs loft & extensive outside decks. Beach only steps away. A MUST see! $1,610,000 Sandy Point NEW LISTING #5072 one & a half story house in Sandy Point, 3 beds, 2 baths and has utility room, garage and boat house. Sits on 2 acres of lovely beach front. 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Page 18 B The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 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 Treasure Cays Newest Condo Complexacross the street from Bahama Beach ClubContact your local broker or visit the job site for more information. Three bedroom two bath units approximately 1,500 square feet in each unit Limited cart storage available Pre-construction prices are: ground floor $298,000 second floor $329,000 Treasure Cay RoadMarina View Drive Local phone: 359-6241 or call 305-979-8200 Email: hquin@bellsouth.net Web page: www.treasurecaylandings.comNorth Marina Drive 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 informationBy Jennifer Hudson An additional feature at the Art and Craft Show Held at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge was a book signing by Cal Byers, better known on Abaco as Jeep. This very talented gentleman, who also had many of his beautiful watercolours on display, is now promoting his first adult novel. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Jeep now spends most of his time at his home on Elbow Cay. He comes from a very artistic family, was always doodling in school and given the job of designing class posters. Whilst in high school he found that he could earn a handsome amount of pocket money by painting signs on shop windows for merchants in town. His talents led him to art school after which he went into advertising and became art director of his own agency. Since coming to Elbow Cay, he paints for the love of it and sells only originals. Cal began his writing career several years ago when he wrote and illustrated a very successful series of childrens books; about two years ago he began work on his adult novel Esteva, which he completed earlier this year. The second half of the book is completely fictional but the first half, in which Cal writes as the key character, Jonathan Cole, is loosely based on fact as he embarks on a quest to unravel his uncles past and the mystery surrounding his uncles questionable natural death. The story evolves through a twisted chain of events between the Florida Keys, The Bahamas and Cuba with a very interesting plot incorporating murder mystery, intrigue, travel, adventure, romance and even a little of the occult. Cal has a very easy style of writing and this is the type of book one can enjoy curling up with oneself or giving to friends as gifts. I, certainly, am thoroughly enjoying reading this book. It can be purchased at Java, Solomons Supercenter, Iggy Biggy, the hotels and other locations. We can look forward to further books from Cal Byers as he has three more in the pipeline. A book based on modern day terrorism is due out in June 2004; then another about four boys growing up in the timber camps in the depression called Timber and another action packed book entitled Sphere will follow.Author Artist Introduces New BookAuthor Jeep Byers

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Page 20 B The Abaconian December 15th, 2003Celebrant for the service was the Venerable Cornell J. Moss, who preached on the theme Commitment to God, to Fellow Man and to the Church This day traditionally begins the Churchs New Year with the Season of Preparation, Advent; calling the Church to focus its attention on the redemptive acts of God through Christ Jesus to humanity. Members of the Anglican Church family are asked to use the first day of Advent as a day of commitment; a time when they pledge to be faithful to their spiritual discipline and Christian calling. The period of Advent is a time to begin to prepare for the Christmas festival, not only to polish up the homes but to be ready and receptive for the Lord. During the service Praise Dance teams from two of the northern parishes performed and after the service a time of fellowship took place in the church hall where lunch was served.Methodists Honor Their MinisterThe Methodists of three churches on Abaco held a combined service at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town on November 30 to honor their minAnglicans Join for Commitment ServiceBy Jennifer Hudson On November 30th, the first Sunday of Advent, members of all the Anglican Churches in Abaco gathered at St. Simon by the Sea Anglican Church in Treasure Cay for a Commitment Service. Worshipers came from St. Annes Church in Crown Haven, St. Chads in Fox Town, Holy Saviour in Blackwood, St. Peters in Green Turtle Cay and the Parishes of St. John the Baptist in Marsh Harbour and St. Martin in Sandy Point. Three Methodist churches on Abaco joined in a combined service to honour their minister, Rev. Carla Culmer. Mrs. Kenris Carey, President of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church, gave remarks and Dr. Reginald Eldon, Secretary of the BCMC, preached the sermon. The group above are, left to right, Mr. Craig Cornish, Congregational Board Chairman of St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town, Rev. Culmers sister Mrs. Carlis Johnson with her daughter Vonria, Dr. Eldon, Rev. Culmer, Mrs. Kendris, Rev. Culmers father Mr. Frank Culmer, Rev. Culmers aunt Ms. Lona Well, and Ms. Juliette Phillpot, Conference Youth Director. Church Newsister, Rev. Carla Culmer, who has served in this district for the past eight years. Dr Reginald Eldon, Secretary of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church. spoke on the topic Handpicked: Commitment for Service He challenged the congregation to commit to service just as their minister has. The service was interspersed with vocal selections and liturgical dances. The churches joining St. Andrews were St. James in Hope Town and Epworth in Cherokee. The service was followed by a period of fellowship and lunch in the Church Hall.

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 21 B NOTICE ESTATE OF VIOLA E. COTTMAN (a.k.a. VIOLA ELLEN COTTMAN) late of the Settlement of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas, Deceased NOTICE is hereby given that persons having claims or demands against the above should send their names, addresses and written certified particulars of the debts or claims undersigned on or before 22nd January, 2004 and if required, to prove such debts or claims, or by default be excluded from any distribution. After the above date the Executrix will distribute assets having regard only to the proved debts or claims of which she shall have had notice. AND NOTICE is hereby given that all persons indebted to the said Estate should make settlement on or before 22nd January, 2004. ALEXIOU, KNOWLES & CO. Attorneys for the Executrix Stratton Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas OR St. Andrews Court, Frederick Street Steps P. 0. Box N4805 Nassau, BahamasAbaco resident Lucille P. Swank died on November 24 of complications from pneumonia. She was 89 and lived on ManO-War Cay and in Glendale, Missouri. She was married to Ray Swank. She and her husband founded Swank Motion Pictures, Inc., which became the countrys largest non-theatrical motion picture distribution company and one of the nations largest audio visual suppliers to hotels and resorts. In the early 1960s, while visiting friends on Abaco, Mr. and Mrs. Swank fell in love with Man-0-War Cay and its people and built a home there. Ever since, Lucille and Ray Swank have lived a good part of each year on Man-O-War Cay. Lucille Swank is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ray Swank; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Donna Swank, son and daughter-in-law Timothy and Elizabeth Swank, daughter and son-in-law Isabel and Paul Allen. She had eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held on December 6 in Webster Groves, Missouri. Redith Sweeting and Debbie Malone of the Church of God on Man-O-War Cay participated in the service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4215 Lindell Boulevard., St. Louis, M0, USA, 63108. The funeral of Arthur Saunders, 72, of Moores Island was held in Nassau on December 6. Interment was in Nassau. He is survived by children Vernitha Storr,Obituaries of Family and FriendsFlorence Miller, Ruthnell Strachan, Michael, Edwin, Monique and Winkie Saunders; sister Olive Swain; brother Joseph Saunders; grandchildren Margo Miller, Tristrica, Sargent, Thomasine Fredrick, Nicole Coleman, Tia Strachan, Ellsworth Miller, Yasmine, Alex, Rick, Antonio and Edniquia Saunders and others; great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Mary and Bellamae Saunders; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Pearline Carey 64, of Moores Island was held on December 6 in Nassau. Interment was in Nassau. She is survived by her mother Nethalie Green; brother Robert Green; sisters Catherine Williams, Melvina McBride and Elma Mills; children Virginia Wilson, James Carey, Mary Lafrance, Paulette Carey, Maude Adderley and Chamine Alain; stepsons Perry and Jeffery Carey; daughtersin-law Janet, Jenice and Linda Carey; sonsin-law David Wilson, Lideja Lafrance, David Adderley and Lenamax Alain; sister-in-law Glacy Green; brother-in-law Loften Mills; nieces Vera Minnis, Maranefle Rolle, Princess Minnis, Patricia Wilson, Edris McBride, Vernitta McBride, Deloris McIntosh, Hestermae Williams, Pandora, Phera Roberts, Lyndell Davis, Nathalie Williams, Rebecca Mills, Vissadeane Mills and Elverna Russell; nephews Orthenel Minnis, Deacon Grandville Williams, Ted Williams, Rev. Anthony Williams, Wilfred Hield, Tyrone Davis, Alexander Reynard, Vascille Stuart, Walter Russell, Gaydin Green and Garvin Green; grandchildren Edward, Ephaire, Laurance, James Jr, Phillip, Trevor, Troy, Oneil and Jeffery Carey, David Wilson, Pedro Moss, Maxwell, Maxward Alain, Max and Jill McKenzie, Denise Smith, Dayann, Danielle, Julia and Jalcasa Lafrance, Shantell Rodgers, Judy McPhee, Troyisha, Evelyn, Lakeisha, Tedra, Okeria, Dorsia, Donette and Donnel Carey, Christina and Crystal Adderley, Maxneka and Maxlean Alain; great-grandchildren Wileisha, Anissa Rodgers, Akeem Nabbie, Ladeisha, Laroyelle, Laresie and Leroy McPhee; many other relatives and friends. Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE TMMAKING REAL ESTATE REAL EASYwww.coldwellbankerbahamas.com # 3 PerseveranceMarsh 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@mlrealty.net To make an informed real estate decision, you deserve to know all the facts. To get them, ask us. You may expect to receive reliable information, patiently gathered by dependable professionals to satisfy your need to know when making a decision. You may expect the perseverance necessary to complete the task, whatever it may be. 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: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comAisle of Palm RealtyBrent CartwrightPlease call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco Coral 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 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.web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comRegattas 1002 2/2 furnished ground floor condo unit, Pool, tennis courts, beach, and spacious covered patio. Marsh Harbour 1028 Two harbour front lots, Elevated and deep water. $225,000 & 325,000 Treasure Cay 1024 Two bed, 1 bath condo overlooking marina features new kitchen, furnished, pool, tennis courts, lots of storage, great rental, beach and golf nearby. $175,000 Abaco 1031 4.8 acres from highway to deep water creek between Leisure Lee and Treasure Cay. Great elevations throughout. $130,000 Guana 1041 Two cottages on the Sea of Abaco, 2/2, 1400 sq. ft., private dock, tasteful decor. $732,250 each. Elbow Cay 1003 2/2.5 guest house on large lot, Approved plans for main home with 3/3.5. Sea views and private. $474,000 Guana Cay A selection of oceanfront, beachfront, and inland hilltop lots with shared dockage available. Call for Info. Marsh Harbour Select residential home sites and commercial properties ready for building Regattas Rental 2/2 furnished upstairs condo with Harbour views. Property features pool, tennis, and private beach. Guana 1019 Two new adjacent cottages in settlement. Each with 2/1.5 on two floors. $200,000 each or $347,000 for both. Guana Cay Half acre private ocean front lot with 100' of water front, great elevations, electricity to property, and small step down beach. $168,000

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Page 22 B The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 $10-$20 $695Ralph Kemp Retires from BECBy Jennifer Hudson Mr. Ralph William Kemp is retiring from the Bahamas Electricity Corporation after thirty years of service. On November 27th the staff of BEC gave a retirement party in his honour at which he was presented with a gift in appreciation of his years of dedicated service. Mr. Kemp came to Abaco with his family in 1963 to build a boatyard. This he operated for several years until Hurricane Betsy completely destroyed the operation in 1965. He then worked at several other occupations before joining the privately owned Marsh Harbour Power and Light Company in the early 1970s. During his thirty years as Mechanical Plant Foreman in Marsh Harbour Mr. Kemp has seen dramatic changes. At the time of his joining the Marsh Harbour Power and Light Company, which was then situated on the present sub-station site just east of Mangoes Restaurant, a mere 500 KW of power was being produced by four engines. When BEC took over the operation, it was moved to its present 11-acre site on the S.C. Bootle Highway. The power station today produces 11.2 megawatts of electricity from ten engines. In his spare time Mr. Kemp has always enjoyed fishing and hunting, activities which he now looks forward to being able to devote far more time to. However, he has made a promise to BEC that if at any time he is needed to help sort out a problem he will always go back to give a helping hand.Bodybuilder Wins AgainOn November 29 Arthur Elden of ManO-War won the heavyweight division of the Masters over 60 at the South Florida Championships in Hialeah, Florida. This is his last competition for the year. Arthur competed in six competitions in Florida this year with four first place and two second place wins. In the Bahamas he had two first places and two third place wins. Arthur is happy with his success this year and is looking forward to 2004.Dr. Daniel Johnson Opens ClinicBy Jennifer Hudson Dr. Daniel Johnson, Doctor of Podiatry, is the co-founder of the recently established AUSKELL Clinic in Marsh Harbour where he frequently holds foot clinics. On November 2nd he was honoured, along with several other outstanding Bahamaians who have gone beyond the call of duty and enriched the lives of many with whom they come in contact, at the Atlantic College Foundation Annual Crown Awards Gala held in Nassau. Dr. Johnson began his practice in Nassau in 1994 at the Princess Margaret Hospital and the Geriatric Hospital. He was made associate professor at Barry University where he pioneered new techniques in surgical intervention of the Diabetic Foot. He has announced that in his state-of-the-art Foot and Ankle Institute in Nassau he is able to provide total ankle joint replacement. We are fortunate in Abaco to have the services of this highly skilled doctor at the Auskell Clinic. A $5,000 scholarship was established in his name at the Awards Gala for an academically deserving Bahamian to attend the Atlantic College.Abaco Descendant HonouredBy Jennifer Hudson A testimonial banquet was held on November 21st in Nassau to honour Dr. Patrick David Roberts, First Bahamian Consultant Head and Chief of Pediatrics at the Princess Margaret Hospital since 1983. High tribute and praise was afforded Dr. Roberts during the evening by pediatric consultants. Dr. Roberts is the youngest son of seven children born to Abaconian parents. His father was the late E.P. Roberts of Green Turtle Cay and his mother was the late Gladys Roberts. Patrick was raised on a tiny People in the Newsstreet opposite Government House with the delightful name of Pigtail Alley. Dr. Patrick Roberts attended universities in Canada, Nigeria, Denmark, Florida, England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Dr. Patrick Roberts still has many relatives in Abaco. His cousin, Mrs. Angela Collie (nee Archer), co-founder of the Auskell Clinic, hopes that he will be able to find time out of his busy schedule in Nassau to offer his services from time to time at the Auskell Clinic. JJ JJ J AA AA A CKS JUNGLE CKS JUNGLE CKS JUNGLE CKS JUNGLE CKS JUNGLELUBBERS QUARTERS ABACO Rare Land Opportunity being offered on Lubbers Quarters Cay, just a 10 minute boat ride from Hope Town, Abaco. Jacks Jungle comprises 30 acres of virgin forest. This land is unique because it is being developed in an environmentally responsible manner which includes protective covenants limiting the number of trees that can be removed. All roadways will be golf cart size using a wood-chip/sand base. All utilities will be underground. Your purchase also includes your own personal dock slip. The dock is currently under construction. Two hillside lots are available at predevelopment prices. Both lots have spectacular views of the Atlantic ocean, over looking fabulous Tahiti Beach. This is could be your chance to take advantage of a rare and wonderful investment opportunity! Lot S-3 $130,000 net Lot S-5 $ 95,000 net For Sales and Information: Contact Victor Patterson, Realtor at Sea Grape Realty Telephone: 242-367-2749 or email: seagraperealty@hotmail.com Our visit our website www .jacksjungle.com UNDER CONTRACT SOLD S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 Please see People Page 23 BEC wishes to advise the public that effective November 4th, 2002, electricity bills can be paid at the Abaco branches of Scotia Bank and First Caribbean International Bank formerly Barclays Bank Customers can present their current electricity bill to the customer service representative along with cash payment in full. Partial payment of your bill will not be accepted at these banks. BEC remains committed to providing you with safe and reliable service. Bahamas Electricity Corporation (Abaco)P. Archer Square, P.O. 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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 23 BCorner 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 367-2250The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of AbacoKick Back and Relax in Abaco!We now represent a superb selection of Vacation Condominiums in The Regattas. Beautifully and fully furnished, all amenities. Close to restaurants and nightlife! Weekly and monthly rentals. Please call for information.Tel. 242.367.3262 FAX. 242.367.3260 Royal Harbour Village Bay Street, Marsh Harbour www.bahamasrealty.bs Email. abaco@bahamasrealty.bs Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax SANDPIPER BEACHTop 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. $2,100,000CASUARINA 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 Titzl House Located on Ocean Blvd., spacious CBS, 2 bed/ 2 bath home, patio off living/ dining/ kitchen, airy Bahama room, mature landscaping. Priced to sell PRICED TO SELL!$215,000GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATESSafe 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 Seaductress / Harbours Edge Modern CBS 3bed/ 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% closingWINDWARD BEACHSeaclusion 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 $738,000Treasure 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 PALMCanal 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$315,000ATLANTISCanal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 4 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip$194,000MARINERS COVETownhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 1 bed / 1 bath $113,000VILLAS Beach Villa Subdivision Garden villa 2 bed / 2 bath extra features $157,300ROCK POINTApartment four-plex, 2 storey CBS building, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath, living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. MUST SEE!$350,000 Pilot House Two storey home with commanding view down the Sea of Abaco. Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with living/ dining/ kitchen/ utility. Downstairs 1 bed / 1 bath efficiency. Boat ramp to garage, ocean side decks plus many other features. $1,080,000TREASURE HOUSESOcean front luxury units with lagoon pool / waterfall 2 bed / 2 bath octagonal house$356,000BAHAMA BEACH CLUBNew luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other features Starting at $475,000 Plus 14% closingBRIGANTINE 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 $369,000 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. $430,500LEEWARD BEACH ESTATEBlue 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 Cross Winds Split level CBS home extra large lot acrossfrom 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1 bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! $984,000 SOLD SOLDVACANT LOTS AVALABLE Windward Beach / Oceanfront beginning at $150,000 Canal Frontbeginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interiorbeginning at $25,000 SOLDLocal Teen Competes in PageantBy Portia Jonsson Fifteen-year old Britney Edgecombe, a resident of Sandy Point and 10th grade student at Agape Christian School, has returned home after competing in the Cindy Thompson Miss Teen Bahamas Pageant in Nassau on October 26th. Britney was one of 12 contestants and one of only two Family Islands entrants. The Cindy Thompson Miss Teen Bahamas Pageant is open to all Bahamian teenagers, 13-19 years old. Over the course of two months the contestants participated in a wide range of activities, parties and social events including a visit to the All Saints Camp, free make overs at John Bull, church service at the Kemp Road Ministries and dinner at the Chez Willie Restaurant. The contestants were also treated to a cocktail party at the Greenshutters Restaurant, Mother and Daughter seminar and a sleep over at Blue Lagoon Island. The young ladies were judged on talent, spokes model, evening gown, swim wear and float parade. Britney, sponsored by Rickmon Bonefish Lodge in Sandy Point, performed the song Reflection Despite not winning the title or earning a runners up spot, Britney says that she has gained valuable experience and exposure and would encourage other young ladies to participate in positive teen programmes. This was her first experience in a pageant and she is very proud of her accomplishment. In August 2004 Mrs. Monique Burrows, Britneys mother, will be hosting the first Miss Abaco Teen Bahamas here on Abaco. The winner will travel to Nassau to compete in Miss Teen Bahamas. All interested persons between the ages of 13-19 years are asked to contact Mrs. Burrows at e-mail: rickmon@batelnet.bs. It Pays to Advertise PeopleFrom Page 22

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Page 24 B The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. Fenced-in with electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet. $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 359-6658 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 Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT Simmons PlaceRentals Apartments Office Space Store FrontBarbara M. SimmonsPhone 242-367-2922 East Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, Abaco simmonsplace2002@yahoo.com Houses and Apartments For Rent Classified Advertisements 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 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, electricty & water included. Call 367-2107 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. )-20(\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000)]TJ ET 2.04 w 403.02 1142.53 357.96 -230.26 re S BT 0.137 0.122 0.125 scn /GS0 gs /TT1 1 Tf 0.0513 Tc -0.0125 Tw 12 0 0 12 595.5601 965.64 Tm (Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530 P.O. Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour \000\000\000\000\000\000\000)]TJ 2.9412 Tc 59.882 0 Td (\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000)Tj ET q 1 0 0 1 475.26 1143.48 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 475.26 1130.4 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 475.26 1117.44 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 475.26 1025.4 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 475.26 1010.88 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 475.26 996.36 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 475.26 981.84 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 475.26 967.32 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 475.26 952.8 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 475.26 938.4 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q q 1 0 0 1 475.26 924 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q BT /TT5 1 Tf -0.0008 Tc 0.0086 Tw 29 0 0 29 565.92 1090.4399 Tm (Compliments of The Season from Sybils House Receives New WasherMarco Air Conditioning Company recently donated a washing machine to Sybils House, a residence for elderly persons.. Mr. James Williams is shown accepting it from Pam Deal representing Marco Air Conditioning.

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 25 BMinimum 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 Guana Cay 3 bed / 3 bath with rental guest apartment. Call 242-35-5113 or e-mail fsands02@hotmail.com Little Harbour beautiful ocean view, 2 story, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, living & dining room, large game room with wet bar, ceramic tile and carpet, 3 large decks including 1 screened, central air, UV water purification system, electricity to home, plus 12.5 KW back-up generator. $499,900. Call 242-366-3515 or 477-5198 Little Harbour Great ocean view furnished cottage, 2 air conditioned bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, screened porch, spacious outside decks with landscaped yards. Full kitchen with all amenities, metered electric power and 7000 gal. cistern. $250,000 Call owners in US at 850230-8212 or 242-366-3515 in Little Harbour to see cottage. PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE Green Turtle CayOcean Beach Lots (North End) 1+ acres with good elevation from $245,000 Coco Bay Lots 81 feet on beach from $170,000 Bita Bay Ocean Lot 8.26 acres from ocean to Inner White Sound, good elevation and protection from sea, spectacular views. $1.6 M. On the internet at www.bahamasinvest.com or call 365-4271 LIVE YOUR DREAM AT LIVE YOUR DREAM AT LIVE YOUR DREAM AT LIVE YOUR DREAM AT LIVE YOUR DREAM ATEnjoy the life style you deserve . Waterfront lots with private boat slips in a secure gated community starting at $250,000 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 SALELubbers Quarters near Hope Town, water front house, below appraisal, views, dock, fully furnished, rental history, owner. 242-366-3100, www.sandybottoms.com Lubbers Quarters beautiful home across from Tilloo Cut with 2 kings / 2 baths / queen loft. Gorgeous view, convenient location, private boat slip, central A/C, turn key, rental history. By owner. www.abacohomeforsale.com or 242366-0266 Marsh Harbour 3 bed/2bath furnished home. Large yard w/fruit trees. $250,000. Call 3675503 or 357-6561 Marsh Harbour Duplex, 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days Scotland Cay home, Sea of Abaco water front. Lg 3 bed/ 3 bath, lg workshop, modern CBS, just remodeled, terrific view, dock, 35 ft. marina slip, landing rights, completely furnished. $780,000. Extra lot available separately $250,000. Owner 561-746-3337 signal133@bellsouth.net or fax 561-746-2096 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. Sandra Evans, BRIMultiple-listing Broker sandra@ab acorealtor.com East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com The Best Service in Abaco Homes Property Beach front Condos Corporate RentalsTreasure Cay Jewel: Superior location, construction and design. 130 beach front. $1.9m Pelican Shores Prestige: Approximately 1 acre, 104 on protected harbour. $599,000 Cove Estates Rarity: Immaculate family home plus 1/2 acre adjacent lot. Wont last. $373,500 Little Orchard Treasure: Huge main home plus two apartments, Sea of Abaco view $545,900 Royal Harbour Beauty: Level cleared site, most desirable location in great area. $69,800 Hot Hot Guana Cay: Hill top lots with shared dockage, views in every direction. $65-$72-$80,000 Best Kept Secret: 1 acre at Coral Point, 150 frontage, beautiful, private & secure. $148,800 Secluded Hill Top plus Sea of Abaco Access: 1 acre homesites with stunning views. $58,800 Bahama Palm Shores: Family homesite in best developed area. $21,000 Bahama Palm Shores: View property. $15,000 Cabbage Point: Pristine, water front, ecological preserve, low-impact home. Only $118,000 Income producer: Easily finished, quality construction duplex, power, pretty views. $118,000 Commercial Enterprise: Prime location, full occupancy, recently renovated. $517,200 Buying? Selling? Need Qualified Help?Want more business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 What MattersOne hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, What kind of house I lived in, How much I had in the bank account, Nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child.Author Unknown Fifteen 45-foot long Korean fishing boats were still tied up in the Morgans Bluff harbour on Andros in early December. The Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries had the boats impounded until it could be shown that they were entirely Bahamian owned. The Bahamian company Netsiwill Holdings Ltd negotiated a $2.5 million loan from the Korean manufacturer and claims all permits and licenses are in order. The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation facilitated the purchase for the Bahamian owners of Netsiwell Holdings. Several government departments are investigating the situation. A 94-foot processing ship recently arrived in Freeport to support the fifteen boats and reports suggest it will be stationed in West End, Grand Bahama. A 200-foot mother ship for processing fish has been reported to be on the way to The Bahamas. It is alleged that the fishing methods of this fleet will follow the accepted Far East practice of using cyanide to stun the fish to facilitate their live capture. Korean crew members are now on Andros anticipating teaching local fishermen how to properly use the boats and new fishing methods. Recent reports suggest the Koreans are hoping to establish one or more communities on Andros to facilitate the fishing fleet. Concerns have been raised by fishermen and residents on Andros, by fishermen on other islands and by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries who caused the boats to be impounded until the ownership issue could be clarified. The Nassau papers have featured the situation nearly every day on page one. Due to the adverse publicity, the Chairman of BAIC, Mr. Sidney Stubbs, resigned although he is confident that the economic benefits will eventually show this to be a good decision for the Bahamas fishing industry. The owners of Netsiwill Holdings expect to revolutionize the Bahamian fishing catch and believe that fishing revenues in five years will surpass that of tourism. Government agencies that would normally be involved and comment on a venture of this size have remained silent. There are several articles on the Internet on cyanide fishing.Korean Fishing Boats Still on Andros

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Page 26 B The Abaconian December 15th, 2003 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.bsSEASONS GREETINGS Microwave $ 99.99 12 Cup Coffee Maker$ 21.99 Washers $ 599.99 Dryers $ 495.99 8 cu. ft. Refrigerators$ 539.00 Bread Maker$ 69.99 FREE Turkey or Hamwith purchase of major appliance 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 Licensed Contractors wanted General Contractors Plumbers Electricians Air Conditioning Interviews are underway now to begin work in early 2004 Call Bernadette 367-0077 You can now findThe Tribuneat these convenient Abaco locationsAbaco Hardware The Chemist Shoppe Hit Music & Video Island Pharmacy Price Right Grocery Store Shell Marsh Harbour Service Station Texaco Quality Star Buds & Blooms Vernons Grocery, Hope Town SubscribersPlease send your E-mail address to davralph@batelnet.bs for renewal notices

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December 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 27 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 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 2000 Daewoo Tico 4 speed, excellent condition, low mileage. $6500 OBO Call 365-6504 Job Available Able bodied person with experience in retail business. Call Thomas at Harbour View Grocery 366-0033 Company needs mature person to manage a concrete and block plant. Previous experience an asset as well as Quick Books accounting experience. Send resume to Manager P.O. Box AB 20153, Marsh Harbour Hand 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) 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 J16 Carolina skiff, 2000, 25 HP 3 cyl. Yamaha, trailer and extras, excellent condition. $5000. Call 365-8895 Turn-Key Dock Building Business located in Hope Town 1 16' x 40' Sectional Steel Barge with heavy duty Sterling Mirader Drill Rig (24' dig depth) powered by a Detroit diesel engine, 6-ton Hiab knuckle boom crane with winch, powered by a Detroit diesel engine, 2 25' steel spuds 1 20' x 40' Sectional Steel Barge with 12-ton Bantam crawler crane powered by Detroit diesel engine, 2 25' steel spuds. Utility trailer with all dock building tools and supplies 1 26' aluminum push boat with 115 HP Mercury engine 1 6' x 16' floating work platform with aluminum spuds and pressure water pump. All Duty Paid. Asking $125,000 complete. Will not sell separately. Serious enquires only. Contact Bill Thompson 242-367-2719 FOR SALE 12-year-old successful unisex salon Call 367-2243 Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats COMMERCIAL SERVICES BUSINESSES FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SERVICES PETS 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 SUPPLY DEPOTHotel, Restaurant & Commercial Supplies Over 1000 Items in Stock Blue Warshouse on S.C. Bootle Hwy. Ph:/Fax: (242) 367-2128 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 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. 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 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 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 VEHICLES FOR SALE Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 367-2111 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 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. KochChiropractorFor an appointment Call 357-6504 or 367-2584 17 Formula, Hope Town built, center console, 4 stroke 90 HP engine. $6500 ONO. Call 3655140 or 359-6169 17 Mako 1985 w/1995 90 HP Yamaha, new dodger, ship to shore, DF, console cover, GPS, Bimini, cushions. DUTY PAID. $8000 OBO Call 365-6433 26 Mako, 1972, cuddy cabin, 3208 natural Caterpiller engine, w/trailer, DUTY PAID, Abaco registered. $14,000 ONO Call 365-5140 or 359-6169 27 Albin Cabin Cruiser, 1986, 140 HP Yanmar diesel. DUTY PAID. Call after 5. 3654261 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 or 359-8196 34 Fiberglass and foam, good condition, unsinkable. Make an offer. Call 375-1930 45 boat 16 beam, 3 draft, diesel inboard, air conditioned, galley, four staterooms, two full heads, complete, move onboard. DUTY PAID. $15,000 Call 242-477-5111Game 4 Grand Bahama Girls1 Abaco Youth in Action B Team 1 G ame 5 Grand Bahama2 Treasure Cay1 Game 6 Abaco Youth in Action A Team 2 Grand Bahama3 SoccerFrom Page 8 forward to providing this service for his clients and the general public.Man-O-WarChristmas Open HouseBy Isobel Sherman As is the tradition on Abaco the months of November and December bring many Christmas Open Houses. These allow customers to browse through Christmas merchandise as well as the regular merchandise, a chance to greet one another in a social way and allow businesses to have a venue to wish their customers a happy holiday season. One of the oldest Open House CaysFrom Page 11 events is held at Joes Studio on Man-OWar on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Held for over 14 years this Open House allows all who come to socialize and to eat good food. Joe is always there making his famous conch fritters and there is plenty of other food as well. Mulled apple cider straight from New England is served as well as water and lemonade. The Open House kicks off with a prayer of Thanksgiving and blessing of the food by Miss Carmen from Coopers Town. Persons line up to partake of the goodies or go into the store to see the merchandise. One thing I have found is that Joes Studio has some different things not found in other stores on Abaco. Although it was cool and the sea was a bit rough, there were many persons attending. Alburys Ferry had a special ferry taking persons wishing to go to the boxcar races in Hope Town that afternoon. Game 7 Abaco Youth in Action B Team1 Grand Bahama2 Game 8 Abaco Youth in Action A Team1 Grand Bahama1 The tournament ended everyone being treated to hamburgers and hot dogs along with drinks. Abaco youth in Action would like to publicly thank all the parents, coaches and special individuals for their tremendous support in making the soccer weekend happen.

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