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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 12, NUMBER 4, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2004 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 Science Conference Attracts ScientistsScientific Information Is SharedThe carnival has come to Abaco once again to entertain both young and old. A variety of rides, games of skill and chance, food booths, music, bumper cars and a fun time are offered. The rides are different from ones here previously. The carnival is here until February 1. A variety of participants attended the Abaco Science Conference held on January 1517. Friends of the Environment organized the event which brought scientists here from many distant places who have done research on a variety of subjects on Abaco and in The Bahamas. Shown above is a group of students from Abaco Central High School who benefitted from the event. Local residents, Nassau environmentalists, students, other scientists and others attended. The Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology Commission (BEST) is undertaking a study to learn what environmental issues are important to the residents. They were on Abaco for a week holding public town meetings and visiting schools to hear from students and adults. Part of the group in a meeting in Marsh Harbour are, left to right, Anthony Bostwick, Wayne Cornish, Sharrah Moss and Stacey Wells-Moultrie, both from the BEST Commission, John W. Bethell and Administrator Alexander Williams. See story on page 20. Abaco Markets Limited has reported that the company made progress last year in critical areas even though its third quarter 2003 earnings were badly affected by several factors. The company made significant headway in paying down debt by almost $7,000,000 from the disposition of assets and the reduction in inventory and receivables. The third quarters earnings were not Please see Abaco Markets Page 6Sawyers Market ClosesCarnival Returns To EntertainBEST Holds Meetings Science Conference Shares InformationThe first Abaco Science Alliance Conference was held in Marsh Harbour on January 15-18, organized by Friends of the Environment. Leading scientists talked on a variety of topics, all concerning research that has been done on Abaco and elsewhere in The Bahamas. The purpose of the conference was to share knowledge with the goal of encouraging further environmental studies that will lead to sustaining our environment while at the same time allowing development to continue. Many of the speakers have done research on Abaco and this conference allowed an exchange of information between them. The event marked a major accomplishment in the maturing of Abaco as a host of a serious scientific conference as this is the first time that a conference of this kind has been held here. It allowed interaction between the scientists and those attending the conference. It was well organized, thanks to the effort of the Friends secretary, Mrs. Anita Knowles, and the moderator, Mrs. Kitty Clark. Abaco and the other Bahamian islands require foreign investment and development to sustain the economy but acquiring these with the least impact on the environment should be the goal. It is important to make the studies public to keep the community and government agencies informed so intelligent and long range decision can be made.For details see page 2

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Page 2 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKESFriends of the Environment hosted a reception on January 15 at Mangoes Restaurant, the First Abaco Science Alliance Conference event with about 75 people in attendance. The casual atmosphere allowed participants to get acquainted. The guest speaker that night was Dr. Livingston Marshall, Consultant and Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, a newly created position. In this position he works with the Ministries of Education, Tourism, Environmental Health, the Departments of Agriculture and Fisheries, Local Government, the BEST commission, the College of the Bahamas, the Bahamas National Trust, BREEF and other environmental organizations. Dr. Marshall spoke on the interest that government has in past and present research being done in The Bahamas. At the present time there is no overall plan to bring together the information which research is producing. This was obvious recently with the sparse scientific information available concerning the decline of grouper reserves. Government sees everything from a different perspective than the public. Neverthe-less, it needs to make good policy decisions which are practical for the common person. Scientific research is very important to government but currently very few studies are undertaken by government. Governments decisions impact locally and increasingly are becoming regional and global in nature which require good management practices. The country is unique in that the ratio of water to land is one of the greatest in the world. Within the aquatic environment, the three big important known resources are grouper, conch and crawfish. There is not enough data at present to make informed policy. The country needs strategic planning, it needs research to make policy. Government needs to view the economy as the environment. Dr. Marshall emphasized, Our economy is our environment, our environment is our economy. Government cannot be in the position of planning wisely without adequate information. Government needs input from environmental groups. Government needs to formulate ocean policy since our country is mostly water. Research is being carried on by scientists which is important but linkages need to be made to our economy if that research is to benefit the community. The community needs to realize the importance of the environment and the need to protect it. It is Dr. Marshalls job to ensure that the environment is protected. There needs to be open dialogue and a partnership between the government in Nassau, the private sector and individuals in the community. It has to be a joint effort. Government needs community mem-Conference Discussed Local Concerns Prime Ministers Advisor Spoke at ReceptionDr. Livingston Mashall has been appointed Consultant and Science Advisor to the Prime Minister and has been entrusted by the Prime Minister to see that the environment is protected. He is shown here talking with Ms. Catherine Knowles at a reception hosted by Friends of the Environment on January 15. The reception was the opening event of the Abaco Science Alliance Conference held on January 15-17. Ms. Knowles is a science teacher at Abaco Central High School. Please see Conference Page 12 Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed Sundays

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANYExperience, Knowledge and InnovationAt Damianos Realty its all abut YOU...If we dont have the listing YOU want...We will get it for YOU!!Selling Real Estate in the Bahamas for 58 years If you cant find what youre looking for, call me or surf our website for many more listings in Hope Town and Elbow Cay.Kerry Sullivan kerry@damianos.com Thank you to all for your support in 2003. I would love to assist you with all of your Real Estate needs in 2004... give me a call today!Donna Darvilledonna@damianos.com 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 BALI HAI HOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAY Absolutely turnkey 5,900 sq. ft. estate on the Sea of Abaco overlooking Tahiti Beach, 4 bedroom 4.5 baths, grand master suite, open floor plan, 12 seat dining, fireplace, commercial kitchen, media room, games room, central air, vaulted ceilings, granite countertops, exotic stone floors, outdoor living area with pool, hot tub & bar, dock for 80 vessel, boat house, ramp, electric winches, water maker, generator & much more. Internet Ref. #2041. $2,900,000.Call Kerry Sullivan: (242) 366-0040 HOMES FOR SALE 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. Owner financing available. $649,000. Internet 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. Internet Ref. #1671 ELBOW CAY Ariel View 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 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN VILLAGE Cozy Villa Steps from sandy beach, 3 bed, 1 bath character home, n ewly renovated and fully furnished. Fully landscaped outdoor living area. New gardeners shed. Good rental. Turnkey. $399,000. Internet Ref. #2045 Thanks to all my clients, for a memorable 2003. I look forward to providing you with the very best service in 2004. Do you have a real estate question?...Give me a call.Leslie Pinderleslie@damianos.com LOTS FOR SALE LEISURE LEE Large canal lot over 12,000 sq. ft. $65,000. REDUCED DUPLEX LOT In the heart of Marsh Harbour 2 lots side by side! Reduced from $41,000 to $38,000. CASUARINA POINT 2 lots side by side by boat ramp and canals. Asking $20,000 each. NEW LISTING BAHAMA PALM SHORES SECTION I Walking distance to 8 mile sandy beach, price reduced from $20,000 to $17,500. Other lots available in Bahama Palm Shores. NEW LISTING SOUTHERN ABACO 10 acres, 200 ft. beachfront. Great investment. Priced to sell $145,000. EASTERN SHORES Last lot remaining in area! 85 ft. beachfront. Offered for sale at $335,000. ELBOW CAY LUCAYOS SUBDIVISION 2 adjacent lots, acre each, excellent building site, shared community dock, minutes to Hope Town, access to sandy beach. $99,000 per lot. Ref. #1971 ELBOW CAY Marnies Landing Lot 2B, large building site with excellent view and dock slip. $240,000. Internet Ref. #1850 ELBOW CAY North End Lot #33 Around the corner from Ocean, minutes from bayside and dock access. $149,000. #1876 LUBBERS QUARTERS Lots starting from $52,500. Waterfront starting at $140,000, docks available. Large beachfront lot with dock access, $260,000 Two lots with dock access not in AOC $90,000 & $130,000 As a full time resident of Lubbers Quarters, along with my extensive knowledge of Tilloo Cay, I am the best qualified agent for this area. Affordable prices makes this a great place to live!Laurie Schreinerlaurie@damianos.com PELICAN SHORES MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #1460Last large lot available in this great community200 ft. x 255 ft. harbourfront propertyIdeal for dockageSea and harbour viewsExcellent building site1.17 acre$750,000 MARSH HARBOUR Leslie Pinder & Donna Darville Tel: (242) 367-5046 (Fax -5045) 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 CAY & TILLOO CAY Laurie Scheiner Tel/Fax: (242) 366-3143 laurie@damianos.com ELBOW CAY PROPERTIES HOPE TOWN Jane Patterson Tel: (242) 366-0569 Home: (242) 366-0273 jane@damianos.com 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 LITTLE ORCHARD MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #1932Bahamian style 3 bedroom 2 bath home plus efficiency!Furnished80 ft. x 110 ft. lotLandscapedNice and quiet areaGreat buy$265,000 HOPE TOWN HOPE TOWN VILLAGEInternet Ref. #1969Purchase a portion of the property, or its entirety780 sq. ft. concrete building with long term lease to bankVacant land: 10,000+ sq. ft.Excellent elevation2 cisternsWalk to all amenities$558,500 FLIP FLOPS LUBBERS QUARTERSInternet Ref. #1851Beach bungalowWhite sandy beachfront1.19 acre propertyNumerous improvementsLush landscapingNature trailsDockBreathtaking sunsetsU$395,000 www.damianos.com MOONSHADOW LUBBERS QUARTERSInternet Ref. #1644Secluded waterfront with beautiful gardens166 ft. of waterfrontPanoramic sea viewsHardwood FloorsSolar poweredFully landscaped1.5 Acres$749,000 PRICE REDUCED TAHITI HAI HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAYInternet Ref. #1640Dorros Cove Sub.Newly renovated 4b/2bCentral A/CWrap around porchPanoramic viewsSeparate gardeners apt.1/2 Acre & dock accessNear Tahiti Beach$895,000 PRICE REDUCED REGATTAS OF ABACO MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #8052 bed 2 bath condoGround Floor unitCentral A/C, granite countertops, tiled floors throughout & appliancesOverlooking Pool and Tennis CourtLast unit available$199,900

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Page 4 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is Cherokee Aluminum Can Recycling ProjectOn February 1 Friends of the Environment is beginning its aluminum can recycling program. Cans on Abaco dumps account for about 25 percent of landfill waste. It can take up to 200 years before an aluminum can will decompose. White plastic bins containing wire baskets for holding the cans will be located at two collection sites in Marsh Harbour. YOU CAN HELP by smashing your aluminum cans and taking them to a collection site. At this time Friends is collecting ONLY aluminum soda cans and beer cans! PLEASE, DO NOT PUT any other type of cans or aluminum foil in the bins. Fifty-five percent of recycled cans get melted down into new cans. By saving your cans you can help save energy. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for almost four hours or run a television for three hours. Everyone including those living on the cays are encouraged to bring their aluminum cans to the Marsh Harbour collection sites. If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact Friends of the Environment at 367-2721 or call Monica Bianchi at 359-6166. Collection sites in Marsh Harbour 1. Next to Sea Star Rentals on Pole Line Drive 2. The far end of the parking lot at Abaco Shopping Center (near Kentucky Fried Chicken) Look for the white plastic bins.Triathlon Is PlannedThe Great Abaco Triathlon will be held on February 14 at Abaco Beach Resort. The Ministry of Tourism is organizing this triathlon and urges anyone wanting to participate to begin training. It will be a competition primarily for local athletes. The triathlon is a three-part event. The participants begin with a half mile swim followed by a 15-mile bicycle ride. The concluding segment is a 3.1-mile run. Also planned is a kids duathlon which will include a run, a bike ride and a concluding run. The schedule will begin on February 13 with registration at Conch Inn Marina at 5:30 p.m. followed by a Pasta and Beer Party. The event on February 14 will begin at 8 a.m. with late registration and the race start. Trophies will be awarded after the race. A pool party that night at Snappas will conclude Saturdays activities. On February 15 the final activity is a trip to Guana Cay for the Nippers Party. The entry fee is $15 which will include a t-shirt. For more information call the Abaco Tourist office at 367-3067.Wedding PlannerBy Isobel Sherman Mrs. Yvonne Key is known to be a very busy lady. However, maybe it is not well known that Mrs. Key is a wedding planner, taking care of every detail involved in the Big Day. Recently the first wedding for 2004 on Treasure Cay Beach was held on January 14. Lucinda Littleton and David Robinson of Toledo, Ohio, exchanged vows on the beach. Rev Carla Culmer presided while Estin Sawyer played love songs. Mrs. Key Central Abaco News 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 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 Please see Central Page 5 and Ms. Mary Sawyer were the witnesses. After the ceremony the wedding cake made by Debbie Russell was cut and served with sparkling cider. In fact, there were spectators who saw the wedding and were invited to have some cake and cider. The bride and groom honeymooned at Regattas of Abaco Mrs. Key hopes to plan many more weddings, those of visitors to our island and those residing here.Abaco Youth in ActionBy Isobel Sherman Abaco Youth In Action has resumed weekly practice sessions at the basketball court in Dundas Town. All youth ages 614 are invited to participate. Abaco Youth In Action held a very successful soccer season at the oval of the track in Murphy Town during the fall.

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 Model in 18 ct yellow gold. Bezel set with diamonds. Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust Pearlmasterwww.rolex.com OFFICIAL ROLEX RETAILER BAHAMAS Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Tel: (242) 367-2473 Dunmore Town, Harbour Island Crystal Court at Atlantis, Paradise Island 284 Bay Street, Nassau, Tel: (242) 322-4252 More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 4Dance Party Will Celebrate ValentinesBy Isobel Sherman Halls Out Island Oasis is holding A Night under the Stars on February 14 at the Marsh Harbour Goombay Park. Sponsored by Bacardi and Fast Ferries the night will feature Nassau DJ Shawn Baby and DJ Crank from Radio 104.5. There will be free giveaways all night long. Another place to spend the evening of Valentines Day.Library NewsBy Isobel Sherman Membership for students at the Marsh Harbour Community Library is on the rise. For $4 a year students can use the books at the library, take out books and are able to use the computers and Internet without additional charge. The only charge is 25 cents for each page printed off the computer and each photocopy. For students who do not have access to a computer at home the Marsh Harbour Community Library is the answer. Students can come and use the computers to type their schoolwork. They can use the Internet for research and use the reference books. The library is open Monday Friday The Hummer Lounge is proving to be a very popular place to enjoy a drink in pleasant surroundings. The bar is adjacent to the Hummingbird Restaurant in Memorial Plaza in Marsh Harbour and has a relaxed ambient atmosphere carefully designed by Barbara Simmons. Soft music, beautifully detailed decorations and pleasant staff combine to create a very special place. from 3:30 5:30 and the computer room is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30. The Marsh Harbour Community Library held a paperback book sale on January 17 and 18 at the library. Paperback books were sold for 25 cents. All of the books were duplicates already in the librarys collection. Thanks to volunteer Linda for organizing the event. Any one wishing to donate books can go to the library Monday through Friday form 3:30 5:30.New HoursBeginning in February A-Buck-a-Book will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers and students from Every Child Counts will be available to help. Every book is just a buck, a one dollar donation. Donations of used books are always welcome. ABuck-a-Book is located at the far end of Abaco Shopping Center. All proceeds got to provide help for the wild horses of Abaco. For more information about ECC call Monica at 359-6166 or Buck-A-Book call Mimi at 367-4805. Please see Central Page 11

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Page 6 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday Gallery & Frame Shop Tel: 367-4227 Abaco Glass Tel: 367-2442 as expected and they reported a net loss of $1,700,000 with an accumulated loss for the year of $2,407,000. This was more than previously forecast.New DevelopmentsThe company announced a right sizing of its Abaco operations by the closure of Sawyers Market in Marsh Harbour. This came after the companys analysis of the market conditions and the growth potential for the new Solomons SuperCenter. We have four locations in a limited market in terms of its size, and our analysis shows it simply does not support growth for all four locations, explains Mr. David J. Thurlow, President of Abaco Markets Limited. This is very a difficult process and we very much regret having to close an operation and displace employees who have served the company well for many years. However, we have an obligation to our shareholders to achieve better results in the markets in which we operate. In regards to the other operations in Abaco, Mr. Thurlow said that they will be fully integrated into the new retail and discount warehouse models. We will continue to grow our Solomons SuperCenter and will rename Treasure Cay Mini Market under the Solomons retail brand. Abaco Wholesale will be redeveloped as our discount warehouse Cost Right brand to give our customers in Abaco the best options in products and price, he added.Plans for AbacoMr. Lowell Albury, Director of Operations on Abaco, gave details of how the company changes will affect Abaco and what the plans are for the Abaco stores. Most of the companys 108 employees gathered for the announcement that the company was going to close Sawyers Market which would result in a number of employees being redundant. Twenty persons were employed there and the parent company absorbed as many as they could in their other operations. About 11 persons were redundant and are out of work as of January 24 when the store officially closed. However, the company is still reviewing its future requirements and is fitting in as many as possible. Several other employees were let go which included several who had been with the company for many years. Mr. Albury described the worst week of his life when he had to tell his employees there would no longer be work. Mr. Albury went over plans for the Abaco stores. Abaco Wholesale will be renamed Cost Right, following their brand name in Nassau and will be renovated to divide the warehouse into two areas. One area, 20,000 square feet, will become a consumer wholesale similar to what Solomons used to be. The remainder, 30,000 square feet, will be the receiving area and the wholesale supplier for smaller shops. Orders arriving at the wholesale are shipped the next day. Work is expected to begin in mid-February and will hopefully be completed by the end of April. Equipment from Sawyers Market will be used in the Abaco Wholesale renovation and will also be used to upgrade the Treasure Cay Mini Market. Customers there can expect to see new freezers, new coolers and new shelving which will come from Sawyers Market. The Treasure Cay store will be renamed using the word Solomons in it. At this time the exact name has not been decided. Mr. Albury discussed the long term plans for that store. Plans are already drawn for a new store there, a stand-alone building which will include a deli and a bakery. The Abaco Markets Company is negotiating with Treasure Cay Limited, which is studying costs and would construct the building. Plans still are on the table for a food court to be included at Solomons SuperCenter in Marsh Harbour but no date has been set for construction. The food court would offer a variety of prepared foods for the convenience of its customers.Abaco Markets Announces Changes AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Gold & Silver Jewellery, Bronze Sculpture & Nautical CuriosThe work of three generations of JohnstonsVisitors to our PP PP P ub & Galleryub & Gallery ub & Galleryub & Gallery ub & Gallery are always welcomeOpen 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 Two restaurants serving dinner and dancing to the music of the Gully Roosters on Valentines Night February 14th, 2004Call for our menus including specials such as: Roast Rack of Lamb Seared Sesame Encrusted Yellow Fin Tuna Steak Grouper Grilled and Topped with Garlic Roasted Tomatoes Filet Mignon Prime Rib Coconut ConchCall 365-4247 or VHF Ch. 16 to make reservations at the Main Clubhouse or to inquire about or Abaco Special for Accommodation Rates. No Reservations are necessary for dining at the Jolly Roger Bar & Bistro 6:30 until 9 pm. World famous Gully Rooster band playing from 9 pm until 12 am at Jolly Roger Bar.Make it a night to remember in a location you will never forget atop the Bluffs Bluff House Beach Hotel!Two restaurants serving dinner with dancing to the music of the Gully Roosters on Valentines Night February 14th, 2004Call for our menus including specials such as: Roast Rack of Lamb Seared Sesame Encrusted Yellowfin Tuna Steak Grouper Grilled and Topped with Garlic Roasted Tomatoes Filet Mignon Prime Rib Coconut ConchCall 365-4247 or VHF Ch. 16 to make reservations at the Main Clubhouse or to inquire about our Abaco Special for Accommodation Rates. No Reservations are necessary for dining at the Jolly Roger Bar & Bistro 6:30 until 9 pm. World famous Gully Rooster band playing from 9 pm until 12 am at Jolly Roger Bar.Make it a night to remember in a location you will never forget atop the Bluffs Bluff House Beach Hotel!

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 With four styles to choose from to suit your needs, Roll-a-way Storm and Security Shutters can secure your home in minutes from theft or storm. Come to ABACO HARDWARE (Local distributors for Roll-a-way ) for a custom quote today. DONT BE CA DONT BE CA DONT BE CA DONT BE CA DONT BE CA UGHT UGHT UGHT UGHT UGHT WITHWITH WITHWITH WITH YY YY Y OUR SHUTTERS DO OUR SHUTTERS DO OUR SHUTTERS DO OUR SHUTTERS DO OUR SHUTTERS DO WN!WN! WN!WN! WN!Tired of hours lifting heavy shutters, or damaging the walls of your home with nails and screws?THERE IS A BETTER WAY! ABACO HARDWARE LTDDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour Tel: (242) 367-2170 e-mail: abacohdwe@batelnet.bsFor more info on Roll-a-way Storm and Security Shutters please contact us. Colonial shutters look like traditional wood shutters. With Roll-a-way shutters, the days of having to manually board up your home can be a thing of the past! Accordian shutters in front of sliding glass doors. Bahama shutters are available in an array of colors. A & W TRAVELTravel is our businessWell get you where you want to go....SUB AGENTS Man-O-War 356-6048 Treasure Cay 365-8507 Green Turtle 365-4230 Abaco Shopping Centre P.O. Box AB-20283 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2806/2577 Fax: (242) 367-3219Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderDedication of Restored LandmarkEveryone was a little disappointed that the Old School could not be utilized for the communitys annual Christmas party, but hopefully all inspections will be complete, electricity turned on and any final preparations made to have the official dedication on Easter Monday, something we are all looking forward too. In fact, the grapevine tells me its going to be a pretty big celebration, so you wont want to miss it.Church NewsRev. Carla Culmer and the ladies of Epworth Chapel in Cherokee will be having their ninth annual Valentines Tea on February 11th. As always there will be a mystery tea, a lovely door prize, fun games and the coveted china teacup which will be presented by the minister to one lucky attendee. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate as the event is planned to take place in the garden behind the manse. We hope to see all the lovely ladies there; sorry, men, no husbands allowed. Tea Is PlannedOn February 14th, Valentines Day, the Assemblies of God Womens Ministry will host a dinner for their Valentines. It is good to see love is still alive and will be shared by all the young lovers in Cherokee, at least, for this one night anyway. Upgrading the Softball FieldGovernment has set aside $10,000 to upgrade the old ballpark by the Long Dock. Several loads of fill have been brought in but much more is needed. In past years many have come out and sat on the Long Dock to watch an afternoon of softball games and it will be good to see the area brought back to life. Hurricane Floyd, years of neglect and a lack of funds has kept the area overgrown and in no condition to play on. However, with the new surface and lights so that it can be utilized during night time hours, it will be give the young people (and some old ones, too) a place to meet and enjoy the sport. I think everyone is anxiously awaiting its completion. South Abaco News 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 School NewsIn the upper grades Tyler Albury and Cruz Turnquest have made the Honour Roll while William Pinder, Chandi Lowe, Caitlyn Albury, Lance Bethel and Dominque Chea were put on the Principles List. In the lower grades Tyler Sawyer, Haley Sands and Terrance Albury made the Honour Roll and Oconno Cooper, Chyanne Turnquest, Drey Hepburn, Jesica and Juliet Weatherford made the Principles List. Congratulations to all these students for a job well done.

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Page 8 The Abaconian February 1, 2004Generally Speaking . A Balancing ActThe Editor Says . A Pro-active Approach to the FutureAll About Town The AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Isobel Sherman Contributors: 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 By S. Timothy Roberts There is a word known to everyone around the world. In fact, this word has even been dubbed the international language of the world. The word love has many meanings. Of all the words in the world no other evokes such strong emotions, nor probably has there been a word that so much has been done in behalf of except the name of God. It is a word that describes many different yet essentially similar feelings. The Greeks have four different words to describe the love we have in different types of relationships; the feelings between man and wife are different than the feelings between a mother and daughter or of that of two friends. Then there is Gods love which is unconditional, not meritorious and given without reserve. There is no greater love than this. Today this word regrettably has become very vague in meaning and shallow in practice. It is probably the most abused word in relationships across the world and yet the most sought for and most desired. In two weeks well celebrate a day set aside just for love. Yet this observance does not hear the cry of those who hunger for true love throughout the world. Just as there are many financially needy, there are just as many or more who need love. On Valentines Day we often give those we love a gift. Maybe we give some chocolates, flowers or something with hearts on it. Some spend hundreds of dollars to prove their love on this day. Yet true love cannot be given in a single day. There are 365 days in the year (366 in a leap year like this one). No matter the budget, if you give true love from your heart to anothers, then it would not matter how much money was spent. Here are three gifts that will stand the test of time and commercialization: Time is a gift that can be given that is costly and can never be taken back. Your heart is a unique gift that no one else can give and is most precious to you. And your attention and care that is greatly appreciated by the one you give it to. As tradition may dictate, by all means spend Valentines Day the way you always have, but make this one better. Aside from all the standard rhetorical and over-commercialized things you may give, say or do, try giving that special someone your heart honestly and humbly now and forever. If, indeed, you love that special someone in your life, they will be thrilled, I am sure, with the extra gift you give. In a world scarred with divorce and hatred, let us individually make a difference one life or one couple at a time. Another milestone has been established for Abaco the recent Science Alliance Conference. Credit must be given to Friends of the Environment that put the program together and staged it in the cavernous New Visions auditorium. Fifteen scientists with diverse interests came to Abaco to present a summary of their studies and these persons are believed to represent only a few of the many studies underway. Friends of the Environment hopes to make this event biannual in even-numbered years with the next one in 2006. A similar environmental symposium has been held on San Salvador in odd-numbered years for the past 20 years and is hosted by a research group based there. We all concede that we are selling sea, sand and sun. We found it here, we accept it and without much thought we assume it will be this way forever. This may be true for the sun as we are limited in our ability to screw it up. However, the sand and sea are showing signs of stress from contending with us. Fires and hurricanes produce immediate changes but nature heals the wounds from these apparent disasters. The changes we cause are slow to appear and can be very difficult to arrest or heal. Some of these changes are now causing concern. Abacos success with tourism and the resulting strain came about in an low-key way. Two pioneer hotels that come to mind are the New Plymouth Inn which began in 1954 and the Hope Town Harbour Lodge which opened several years later. Neither made a big impact on the environment or on tourism in general. Our transient visitors and our second homeowners have grown in numbers and are mostly scattered throughout Central Abaco. It would be difficult to point to any one group or area and lay the blame for our problems. It is easy to blame others but a lot of our problems have been brought on by ourselves. For example, boaters are frequently blamed for the poor water quality in our harbours and certainly they make their contribution. However, studies in the Florida Keys have shown that most of the water pollution there originates from shore based facilities even though they have proper septic tanks. It is probably the same here. The Department of Environmental Health in Freeport has begun studies in Marsh Harbour which in time, may lead to answers. Initial visitor traffic in the 1960s was sparse and the sand and sea were here for the taking. In 1960 Hope Towns garbage fit on a barge 10 to 12 feet square and was towed out into the ocean just beyond the northern point and dumped overboard. Some of it sank on the reef, some drifted out to sea and some came back on the beach. At that time the beach was not valuable and not used to any degree, so it did not matter. You could not fish from it, you could not launch a boat from it and it offered no protection in bad weather. It was the influx of visitors and changing property values that caused the beach to be viewed differently. The importance of the beach is now taken to the extreme at Winding Bay where the developer scours the beach daily. It is now two miles of a pristine sandy beach, picture postcard perfect, without a blemish. However, we are told that the normal assortment shore birds have left as there is no longer any seaweed or other flotsam to scavenge. Smoke and fumes from burning garbage at town dumps were tolerated for years. Fumes from the dumps in years gone by were annoying but did not contain significant amounts of strange chemicals and pollutants. Selective burning helped, that is, burning when the wind took the fumes in the least populated direction. Development has increased to the point where calm days may be preferred and then only heaven knows where the offensive fumes go. Marsh Harbours huge dump is beginning to come under neighborhood pressure. When it was moved to its present location in the 1980s, it was considered well out of town. BEC took the hint and located its generation plant nearby. Today both are in the backyard of an expanding residential development. Moving the dump elsewhere is in the serious planning stages and may happen later this year or next year. Present plans are to barge Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay garbage to the Abaco mainland for disposal at this new site. Those responsible for the expansion of BECs generation plant should be studying their long term options. Growth and economic success changes community values, perceptions and outlook. With progress, development and a better understanding of our surroundings, the standards of a generation ago are no longer acceptable. Within a few days of the Science Alliance Conference, a second environmental group visited most areas of Abaco. The BEST Commission (Bahamas Environmental, Science and Technology) sent representatives to listen to the environmental problems and concerns of each town. To our knowledge public attendance was minimal, nine in Coopers Town and six in Marsh Harbour. This was a fact-finding mission to be carried on throughout the Bahamas getting concerns of the residents. A summary will be given to government for possible action or remedy. Some U.N. funding may even be possible. Friends of the Environment, the BEST Commission and concerned residents are all to be commended for their involvement in bringing issues to our attention and lobbying to bring about action by relevant government agencies. The Science Conference has brought Abaco to a new level of consciousness. We are no longer a passive group of settlements accepting our lot in life without questioning. We are becoming a proactive society determined to keep our island in as pristine as possible while realizing that development will bring changes. We are thinking for ourselves and we are making a conscious effort to control our situation. We are taking responsibility for our communities and are becoming informed so future decisions can be meaningful. Abaco is maturing in a very healthy way.Setting the Record StraightBy Isobel Sherman It has happened again. The carnival has disrupted the physical education programme at Abaco Central High School. The school has no PE facilities of its own so for over 20 years it has used the facilities at Murphy Town Park. Last year the carnival caused the school to cancel inter house sports and inter school sports. This necessitated Abaco being given a special dispensation for students to compete in the National Track and Field Meet because the criteria was to qualify at an inter school sport meet. PE classes could not be taught properly last year when the carnival was here. The track and the field were damaged by the carnival. Now this year, despite valiant efforts of Chief Councillor Cay Russell, Principal Benjamin Stubbs and Physical Education teacher Elva Davis, the powers that be again allowed the carnival to set up on the track oval in Murphy Town. Their reasoning was they came earlier than last year. That still is hampering the physical education programme and the track and field teams practices. The bottom line is that it seems no one cares. The reasoning is that many children cannot visit Disney World; but instead they can go to the carnival. That is like someone wishing to eat at Gray Cliff in Nassau, one of the most expensive restaurants in the world, and instead eating from a take away. There is no comparison. Mrs. Davis is trying to get her Junior Track and Field Team ready for some meets including a meet in Freeport in the near future. Now she faces trying to practice without a track. This is an up and coming Junior Track and Field team which may have future National Champions. As part of inter school sports and inter house sports hurdles are to be added and the only way a person can practice hurdles is on the track. For the sake of the students and the physical education programme I hope the carnival does not extend its stay. I also hope Please see Sherman Page 19

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9Letters to the Editor Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 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 Batelco Needs CompetitionTo the Editor, On 12 January 2004 Batelco disconnected hundreds of residential and business telephone services on Abaco for so called nonpayment. To my knowledge no one had received an invoice from Nassau on this date. I did receive my telephone bill on 15 January 2004, three days after the fact. The post mark from Nassau was 31 December 2003. Is it our fault that it takes 15 days for mail to come from Nassau? I think not! Why did Batelco mail out the November telephone bills on 31 December 2003? These disconnections caused numerous problems for the residents of Abaco and were uncalled for. When I went to Batelco to have my service reconnected, I explained that I had not received an invoice. The response was, Its your responsibility to come into Batelco and pay if you dont get your bill on time. I have a big problem with that! Why should I pay for an invoice that I cant check? Furthermore, I have better things to do than stand in line at Batelco to see what I owe! A telephone company provides service and ALL of us are customers. Somewhere along the line Batelco has lost sight of customer service. The government needs to allow competition for Batelco. I wonder how many customers would switch telephone service if that happened? However, it never will because Batelco is still owned by we own government. Bill Thompson Ed Note: A further complaint. We have receipts for paying the charges for six telephone lines on December 12. However, we were not given credit on our statements dated December 22. Ten days later and we still did not have credit. Fortunately, we had only one line turned off, one which they credited our payment to the wrong account.Another Abaco Airport ComplaintTo the Editor, Today is 19 January 2004 at 5 p.m. It has been raining non-stop since 11 a.m. this morning. I picked someone up from the Marsh Harbour airport at 2:15 p.m. That airport is a disgrace. This government, the last government and any future government ought to hang their heads in shame if they saw what I did at that airport today. Five commercial airplanes on the ramp at the same time, the inadequate (maybe 1000 square foot) terminal departure area was full, immigration and customs (maybe 600 square foot) area was full. Passengers running through the rain. Baggage left out in the rain. People exiting customs directly into the downpour welcomed by puddles (small ponds) of water to stand in. Welcome to the Bahamas! The Marsh Harbour airport is the third busiest airport in this country. Our visitor arrivals/departures are constantly increasing. How are we going to handle the number of arrivals/departures when Winding Bay and other big projects on Abaco are complete? Wake up! What are you waiting for? Give us our tax dollars back and build a new airport terminal! Bill ThompsonIn Recognition of Our Mighty NeighborThe Editor, Due to a higher level of disorganization than normal and the fact that I sometimes cannot get my clock off Bahamian time, I was not able to get this to you in time for Christmas. However, I feel the subject is one of great importance and I hope you will allow me to share it with your vast reading audience. I must apologise, but brevity will not lend itself to this subject. As our most festive time of year has just passed, I feel it necessary to remind us all that there are those individuals serving in a military campaign against terrorism who did not make it home to their families for Christmas. In fact, some of these people will not be coming back to their earthly homes at all. As far as I am aware, there have not been any Bahamians killed in action, thanks be to God Jehovah that is. So, why is this so important to us as Bahamians? Well, for starters, the fact that there are a number of Bahamians serving in both the United States and United Kingdom armed forces should be of absolute interest and concern to us. Secondly, the very fact that this conflict took place at all should be of interest to us because we are dependent completely upon outside help, and therefore if the U.S. suffers defeat which is highly unlikely then we would be in for a great deal of grief ourselves, whether we agree with the actions of the U.S. or not. I completely support the Bush administration in this military action. It should be immediately obvious that Saddam Hussein had no intention of taking the United Nations seriously. You would think that ten years of laughing at the U.N. would have signaled to them how unaffected Saddam was by their supposed sterness. Thus, it fell upon the U.S., who had the most to lose in a continued instability in the Middle East, to go after some of the bad guys. Had the UN done their job in the first place, or had other major UN member nations joined the U.S. in turning up the heat on Saddam, perhaps we would not have seen this war come about. The problem with the detractors of Mr. Bush is not that they oppose the war so much because dissent is an absolutely essential ingredient in a democracy but it would appear as if they just dont want to see Mr. Bush succeed. I mean, God forbid that a conservative president should leave behind a legacy of responsible, and thus successful leadership. That kind of attitude really is very sad because success in the present thrust against terrorism will make the whole world a safer place. Safer for liberals sorry I meant to say progressives and safer for conservatives. A similar but much less serious situation is my own feelings about the PLP whom I did not support in the last election. Even though they seem to be stumbling around in the dark, I can honestly tell you that I do not want them to see them implode. I would much rather see them get it together and then be voted out of office next election, or better yet, get it together and make this a Bahamas that is better for everyone. Who knows, if they do get it together, I might even vote for them next time around. Anyway, speaking of my respect for Mr. Bush brings to mind another man who made difficult decisions on the war on terror. Tony Blairs involvement in this campaign was not a very popular decision for him at home in England, but one which I believe will prove to exonerate him and Mr. Bush in the long run. It would seem that strong, decisive leadership scares a lot of people in this brave new world in which we live. It would also seem that since WWII, the tenacity of Westerners has softened. In this regard I am forced to offer a bit of advice. Wake up people! Weapons of mass destruction have not been found thus far in Iraq, but enough evidence of association with terrorists has been established. And in any event, the humanitarian perspective alone of this war justifies its execution. Thats not only because I tend to lean a little right of the center either. Allow me to explain. When Bill Clinton decided to send troops into Haiti some years back, I was very supportive of that move although I wasnt a fan necessarily of Mr. Clinton. However, what separates Mr. Bush from Mr. Clinton is the belief that the people of Iraq will not simply be abandoned, as were the people of Haiti, after the military is finished mopping up the radicals. Of course, this remains to be seen. If the Bush administration does fail in following through in Iraq, then I shall be one of the first to condemn them for it. Not to worry, I am not so full of self that I believe what I think makes the slightest bit of difference in the gist of our human experience. It is still my prerogative, however, to sound off as the mood strikes me. Thats THE greatest commodity we possess as free people. It is very comforting to me to know that the greatest nation on earth the United States of America sits just 180 miles to the west of where I live. It is also of further reassurance that there are those individuals Please see Letters Page 21

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Page 10 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 C & A Variety Store & Soft Drinks Exclusive Distributor of NOW SELLING Gatorade, V8 Splash, Bluebird Juices, Water, Bottled, Malts and Canned SodasTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, Abacoin the new green building opposite Lowes Pharmacy & Dr. BoyceWEVE MOVED! Now Located Restaurant & Bar Nightly EntertainmentBrown Tip Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday Estin Sawyer (the Music Man) Wednesday & Sunday Clint Sawyer Thursday Gary McDonald Saturday New Menu New Drinks Daily Specials Bar SnacksHappy Hour 5 8 pm 50 off all drinks Mondays & Tuesdays Voodoo JuiceCONCH CRAWLERHoward MassellesLocated at the Conch Inn Hotel & Marina Tel: (242) 367-4444 VHF Ch 16 Open 7 days a week 7 a.m. until... Breakfast 7:30 am to 1 1:30 am Lunch 11:30 am to 4 pm Dinner 5 pm to 9 pmA Miss Junior Abaco Central High competition will be held on February 7 at RND Cinema in Marsh Harbour. The pageant, coordinated by Miss Karen Hanna and Mrs. Jackie Johnson, will have nine girls from Grade 7-9 vying for the title of Miss Junior Abaco Central High. The contestants are shown above, kneeling left to right, Ashley Carroll, Iesha Knowles, Tyisha Murray and Serenity Murray. Standing left to right are Apige Swain, Shantell Nesbitt, Jaime Rose, Bianca Albury, and Kayrell Levarity. Tickets for the pageant are on sale at the high school or from the contestants. Proceeds are to aid school funds. Tickets are $10 prior to the pageant and $15 at the door the night of the pageant. School NewsCOB Office Now OpenThe Abaco office of the College of the Bahamas is now open Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bertram Mills is the person coordinating the Abaco branch of the school. The phone number is 367-2877.OAS Grant Will Fund ProgrammeBy Isobel Sherman The Ministry of Education has received a $185,000 grant from the Organization of American States to fund a mentoring programme for new teachers and young teachers. The programme would match these teachers to experienced and motivated teachers who have been in the profession for awhile. With the implementation of the programme it is hoped that many new and young teachers would remain in the teaching profession as many of them leave after serving a few years in the teaching profession.Seminars Assist TeachersBy Isobel Sherman Three seminars for high school teachers were held on January 20 at the Learning Resource Center in Marsh Harbour. Subject officers from the Ministry of Education held the seminars in all of the secondary schools in Abaco. Mrs. E. Darling held a seminar for art and craft teachers of both BGCSE and BJC art and craft examinations. Ms. S. Williams held a seminar for science teachers at the secondary level. The third seminar was conducted by Ms. A. Dames in mathematics for teachers of both BJC and BGCSE exams.Teacher Passes AwayBy Isobel Sherman Mr. Kenneth Owen, a teacher on Abaco for over 30 years, passed away on January 14. Mr. Owen taught Abaco Central from the time it was in Spring City and in the years following when the school moved to its present location. Later he taught at Moores Island School. Upon his retirement from public service he taught at Forest Heights Academy and at St Frances de Sales before he retired. Born in Wales, Mr. Owen is survived by his wife Catherine, daughter Anghared, son Llwellyn and numerous relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on January 24 at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Mr. Owen touched the lives of many Abaconians.Abaco Central HighStudents and Teachers Attend Conference By Isobel Sherman Seven students from Abaco Central High School as well as three teachers attended the Abaco Science Alliance Conference on January 15-18 held at New Vision MinisPlease see School Page 11

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Entrees:Entrees: Entrees:Entrees: Entrees:PP PP P rime Ribe au jus: rime Ribe au jus: rime Ribe au jus: rime Ribe au jus: rime Ribe au jus: Haricot vert, baby carrots with duchess potatoes and horseradish sauce. Dolphin with Mango Salsa: Dolphin with Mango Salsa: Dolphin with Mango Salsa: Dolphin with Mango Salsa: Dolphin with Mango Salsa: Haricot vert, baby carrots with duchess potatoes. Cornish Hen with Wild Rice Stuffing: Cornish Hen with Wild Rice Stuffing: Cornish Hen with Wild Rice Stuffing: Cornish Hen with Wild Rice Stuffing: Cornish Hen with Wild Rice Stuffing: Haricot vert, baby carrots with duchess potatoes. DessertDessert DessertDessert DessertIn the Mood Mango and guava cheesecake Dinner incl. Gratuity $45.00 Dinner incl. Gratuity $45.00 Dinner incl. Gratuity $45.00 Dinner incl. Gratuity $45.00 Dinner incl. Gratuity $45.00 Cash Bar Cash Bar Cash Bar Cash Bar Cash Bar Dinner will be served from 6:30 pm 8:00 pm R R R R R eservations Reservations R eservations Reservations R eservations R equired equired equired equired equired Ph: 366-0095 or VHF Ch. 16 Wednesday, February 18th, 2004(weather permitting)Lets get In the Mood 1st prize 2 round trip tickets to West Palm Beach by Calypso Air 2nd & 3rd prizes by John Bull and Bristol Cellars Dine & Dance to the sounds of: Glen Miller Harry James Les Brown Jimmy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey Count Basie Benny Goodman Charlie Barnettries. Hosted by Friends of Environment, the topic was A Conference to Share Scientific Knowledge of Abaco and The Bahamian Environment Mrs. Zally Chu, Mrs, Michelle Bailey and Miss Catherine Knowles attended the conference along with eleventh grade students, Karis Edgecombe, Dwayne Jones, Felicia Stuart, Tannique Pratt, Latario Moss, Colyn Swain and twelfth grader Dashinek Charlton. The students represented geography, marine biology and biology classes. Assistance Would Be Appreciated Abaco Central High School is appealing for assistance for their International Day which will be held in March. Most helpful would be lending items for display from the various countries and donations of food items indigenous to the particular country. Visitors and second home owners from other countries who wish to assist please call or visit the school. The number is 3672334. Help from the United States and Spanish-speaking countries is especially needed. Standing Up Chief Councilor Cay Russell has been giving his assistance to Abaco Central High School. A few years ago he obtained much needed science lab equipment. He coached the basketball team when the school had no one else to coach. This past week he took on the task of trying to prevent the carnival from setting up at the Murphy Town Park. He may not have succeeded but he helped tremendously in bringing this situation to the forefront. Maybe his effort as well as the efforts of Principal Stubbs and PE teacher Mrs. Davis will insure another location will be found for any future carnivals. Thank you, Mr. Russell. Huel Moss Day February 20 is going to be called Huel Moss Day at Abaco Central High School. He will return to be honored by the students on that day for his 12 years of service to the school. Mr. Moss was appointed principal of South Andros High School and assumed duties on January 12, 2004. Abaco Centrals loss is South Andros High Schools gain. Since Mr. Moss had to leave Abaco Central in one week, Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal, thought it best if the school honored him properly by planning a day for him and asking him to return to the school. A special assembly will be held that day for Mr. Moss. Finally, a Math Teacher The long awaited additional math teacher for Abaco Central arrived on January 26. Ms. Cindy Lowe has been transferred from CC Sweeting Junior School in Nassau. Born in Coopers Town, Ms. Lowe was given a rousing welcome by the administration, teachers and students of the school. The math department has been short one teacher since Mr. Jonathan Laverick left last June to return to Botswana. SchoolFrom Page 10 More School News CentralFrom Page 5Nail Salon OpensBy Portia Jonsson As the name might suggest, Pretty Hands and Feet is a nail salon recently opened on Queen Elizabeth Drive next to the Fire Department. In addition to manicures, pedicures, nail tips, sculptured nails and nail airbrushing, Pretty Hands and Feet provides hair braiding as well as Swedish and therapeutic massages by Lounette Albury. Salon hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pretty Hands and Feet is owned and operated by Jackie Williams, who has over nine years experience in the nail business. Give them a call today at 3670126.

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Page 12 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 bers and the average citizen to provide information. The community needs to realize the importance of the environment and the need to protect it. Research results need to be made available to all parties. Government is considering setting up an institute to bring research findings together. A suggestion is that there be a centralized data bank in the library at the College of The Bahamas where papers can be cataloged and made available. Dr. Marshall commented on the LNG (liquid natural gas) proposals for pipelines to carry natural gas from terminals in The Bahamas to the United States. The Stateside companies are driving hard for this. The BEST Commission has the responsibility to advise government on such projects and has made its decision, but it has not been made public yet. He stressed that there are four components which affect decision on this industry: the environmental, social, economical and political aspects. All of these must be taken into account, but he felt that the industry could be managed with minimal damage to the environment.Diversity of Plant Life Was StudiedDr. Ethan Freid, a professor at the University of Tampa, is an expert at plant identification. He spoke at the Abaco Science Alliance Conference on the diversity of plant life, specifically in the Abaco National Park in the south of Abaco. This is one of the studies with a goal of protecting the Abaco parrot. He had two goals: one was to identify new plants and the other to identify the vegetation in the national park. The presenters at the recent Abaco Science Alliance Conference are shown above. They are, left to right, Kathleen Sullivan-Seal ey, who spoke using satellite images to map coastal aeas and reefs, Casuarina McKinney with BREEF, Lynn Gape with Bahamas National Trust, Nancy Elliot on wasps of Abaco, and Ethan Freid on vegetation diversity. In the middle row are Michael Vincent, who pres ented on the Brazilian pepper, David Smith on dragonflies, Serge LaRiviere on predation of birds by mammals, Henri Grissino-Mayer on tree rings and Neil Sealey on coastal erosion. In the back row are Joseph OBrien, who presented on the effects of fire on pine forests, Dr. Susan Jacobson planning for Abaco National Park and Stephen Thompson on the fish of blue holes. Please see Conference Page 13 ConferenceFrom Page 2Topics Were Varied at Science ConferenceMost of the vegetation is the same on Grand Bahama and Abaco. But he has identified and collected about 40 species that were previously unknown on Abaco. He has concentrated his effort in the Abaco National Park for several reasons. It is a protected area that he can come back to do

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 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 fax Visit 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 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 Lubbers Quarters. Rare home site with 70 of Sea of Abaco frontage. Close to 10,000 s. f. in size, nice vegetation. Borders undeveloped greenway. List #8459. $227,545 Man-O-War. 36,000+ s. f. sea-to-sea property with 2 bed/2bath main house, 2 guest cottages. 150 frontage on harbour w/deep water dock. Fully furnished. List #8211. $995,000 Guana Cay. Home site just steps from the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean beach. Perfect for small vacation cottage. #8348. $50,000 Guana Cay. Great 2/2 vacation cottage within steps of Guanas gorgeous beach. Convenient to Seaside Village and dockage. Good rental potential. #7900. $391,050 Treasure Cay, Windward Beach. Gorgeous 18,000 s. f. home site on Sea of Abaco. Well priced! #8335. $125,000 Treasure Cay, Windward Beach. REDUCED! Canal front site, just reduced for quick sale! Best price in Treasure Cay for canal front home site. Seawall needs work #8334. $65,000 Bahama Palm Shores. Priced to sell. Nice 12,000 s.f. home site on Coco Plum Drive, 3 blocks to the beach! List #7095. $15,000 Turtle Rocks. Mainland Abaco. Two adjacent 1 acre home sites just minutes out of town. Just a short walk to the beach. List #8147. $38,600 and $41,000NEW! Lovely family home in friendly, convenient intown neighborhood. Master-built encompassing approximately 1,500 s. f., 2 bedrooms, 2 baths plus powder room. Master suite with spa like bath, custom designed gourmet kitchen. Pickled tongue and groove throughout, tile floors. Roomy 15,000 s. f. corner site, fenced and landscaped. A must see offering!List #8551 $250,000 Marsh Harbour Select Properties Featuring Bahamian and International Cuisine ~ Chef: Clement Clarke ~ Owned and operated by Jim & July Cates, Dee Delancy and Barbara Simmons Marsh Harbours finest Restaurant & LoungeOpen 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 follow up studies, the logging roads left from the 1960s gives easy access to the area and it will give information necessary to the sustained survival of the Abaco parrot. He identified several land types in the park including two blue holes, fresh water ponds, coastal saline ponds, pine land with ephemeral ponds and wet pine lands. Dr. Freid divided the area into a grid which allowed him to mark specific areas which he examined closely. This gave him ConferenceFrom Page 12 data as to the number of species and their prevalence. He studied the pine trees, actually measuring 4719 trees. He has just completed the field studies. He will now analyze the data and make vegetation maps. He expects to return to do more work in the coppice areas. He was appalled by the amount of trash he encountered including soda cans and shot gun shells. He collected up many bags of trash, helping to clean up our environment. Dr. Serge LaRiviere gave a talk on the predation of birds and bird eggs by mammals. He is a research advisor in animal control with the Delta Waterfowl Foundation in Quebec. He explained that birds are quite vulnerable particularly those that nest on the ground. In some areas birds are faced with extinction because of nest predation. All mammals will eat eggs if they are strong enough to break the shell. The predation of eggs is the single most important factor in declining bird populations. Many birds protect their eggs by nesting in tree tops, cliffs or tree hollows. To increase egg survival, programs sometime have to be developed to control the predators or other methods of providing safety such as providing artificial nest sites that are less vulnerable. Factors which contribute to egg predation include introduced species, habitat changes, fragmentation of habitat or agricultural development. On Abaco the problem is the introduction of raccoons. Raccoons are very adaptable and are a nuisance everywhere they inhabit. They carry disease including rabies and easily co-exist withRaccoon Control Was Topic of Concernhumans. Some call them the mammalian cockroach. Dr. LaRiviere was on Abaco to make recommendations regarding the control of raccoons. They are a major threat to all ground birds including ducks but particularly the Abaco parrot. The parrot is a ground nesting bird which makes the adult females as well as the eggs at risk. He feels strongly that they must be kept where they are and not be allowed to spread further south. The are in Little Abaco and they have been seen south of Leisure Lee. Their numbers must be greatly reduced. Dr LaRiviere is not sure that they can be completely irradicated but it will be a continual problem to keep their numbers under control. There is no estimate as to their numbers but they are already a real nuisance to residents in the north, especially to farmers. He recommends a variety of methods to control them. He will be returning to Abaco to begin a program of control. Future issues of The Abaconian will have additional articles on other topics covered by the Science Conference. Dr. Serge LaRiviere on the left brought four types of raccoon traps which he is showing to David Knowles, Agriculture Officer on Abaco. Dr. LaRiviere presented at the Abaco Science Alliance Conference and talked with groups of hunters in Central Abaco and North Abaco about controling raccoons recently introduced on Abaco. Abaco has never had a predator of this type, and the raccoon will destroy ground birds, ducks and the Abaco parrot if allowed to spread unchecked. Three kinds of traps shown hold the animal live and would not harm dogs or cats if they were accidently caught. Some are more appropriate for use in town while others would be better for remote locations. He also had one type which would cause instant death. That type of trap would have to be placed where other animals would not have access to it. He will be returning to Abaco in March to initiate a program to stop the raccoons progress south and to begin getting the population under control. Raccoons have become a real nuisance in North Abaco.Consultant Spoke on Raccoon Control

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Page 14 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $110 $295 $645 26 Paramount $180 $450 $925 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391 By Jennifer Hudson It is not only my opinion but that of several people I know that Cable Bahamas needs to become better organized and keep its subscribers better informed as to its programming (or non-programming !) As I write, at least four channels are off the air, two of which, A&E, Channel 25, BBC World and Channel 40, are channels I myself particularly enjoy. Hopefully, these will soon come back on but it is annoying when one tunes in to watch a particular programme and cannot watch it because the screen is blank. We still have to pay the same fees whether we are able to watch the programmes or not. Some channels, however, have been taken off permanently as the contract has run out with those stations and, according to Customer Service at Cable Bahamas, are not going to be renewed. Just before Christmas Cable Bahamas introduced the set-top box to Abaco enabling subscribers to receive more channels by purchasing a box and signing up for various packages. I do not know what, if any, other channels have been changed in these packages but in the Home Pak the Ovation Channel has been replaced with Bravo. This is disappointing to people like myself who particularly enjoy the classical music and ballet programmes that the channel offered. While Bravo is a good arts channel, it shows mainly movies. Therefore, anyone purchasing a box hoping to be able to view some nice classical concerts has been short changed.. I feel that if Cable Bahamas was going to be changing its programming in January, consumers should have been given advance warning as to what changes would be made before making their decisions as to what packages to purchase just a month or so earlier. Who knows, within the next few weeks more programme changes may be made and several more people may lose their favourite channels. When I spoke with Customer Service about this, they agreed that consumers should be given advance warning of changes. I wonder if they will think to do so in the future. When I asked if any other changes are planned, I was told that as of February 1st, two fee changes will take place. The reconnection fee will be increased from $35 to $37.50 and the cost of running an additional line to a house will increase from $15 to $20.ViewpointCable Bahamas Should Keep Public Better InformedBy Jennifer Hudson Mr. Robert (Bob) Ferguson spends much of his time in his little cobblers shed behind his house in Spring City. Now 89 years old, Mr. Ferguson shuns the idea of machines, preferring to do all his work by hand and he produces first class work. The story of how Mr. Ferguson came to mend shoes is a rather interesting one. He was born in Hard Hill, Acklins, and moved to Abaco in 1937 to work at the J.W. Roberts Saw Mill Company where he helped build the railroad. During the next 37 years Mr. Ferguson worked between Abaco, Grand Bahama and North Andros with the Abaco Lumber Company, National Container and later the Owens Illinois Company. While working for the lumber mills, Mr. Ferguson and his fellow employees found that their shoes were constantly wearing out due to the very rough terrain. In 1937 there were no bulldozers, so the men had to beat paths through the bush and fill the holes with rocks in order to form some sort of a road. Trudging over this very rocky ground all day was very hard on their shoes. No sooner did they get a new pair of shoes than it was worn out. Money was scarce. In order to do something to alleviate this situation Mr. Ferguson tried repairing shoes for himself and his friends. The planer mills operated using eightinch-wide leather belts. When these were too worn to be used any longer by the mill, Mr. Ferguson would use the leather to mend shoes. He used a regular knife which he kept very sharp to cut the leather and Mr. Augustus Cash ordered tacks and glue for him. Mr. Ferguson never received any instruction in shoe repair but gradually honed his skills, repairing many pairs of shoes for the workers over the years. In 1974 Mr. Ferguson retired to Spring City and began his little shoe repair business at his home where, to this day, he still proudly does everything by hand. At one time he ordered his leather from England but now family members purchase all his supplies in Miami. The work Mr. Ferguson does is first class. Recently my husband and I both had a pair of shoes repaired by Mr. Ferguson and we firmly recommend him; his workmanship is superb. People send him shoes for repair from the length and breadth of Abaco including the cays and sometimes even from Nassau. A short while ago the owner of Wilsons Shoe Repair in Nassau, having heard of Mr. Fergusons excellent reputation, came to Abaco to ask if he would repair shoes for him. He wanted to send over shoes from Nassau and employ Mr. Ferguson in Abaco to repair them. Mr. Ferguson, however, declined the offer, preferring to work at his own tempo. Anyone wishing to have shoes repaired by Mr. Ferguson may contact him at 3677127.Shoe Repairer Extraordinaire Bob Ferguson in his workshop

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 A Unisex SalonOfra Cosmetics Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza 367-3623 Abaco Tug & TransportTug & Barge Work Available for Charters Sand & Rock Deliveries Container & Building Material DeliveriesMarine Construction & DevelopmentBoulders Dock & Sea Wall Construction Hi Tide Boat Lifts Dredging Excavation Land Clearing Trenching Drilling BlastingOn the waterfront at the end of the Key Club Road P.O. Box AB20285, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 367-5205 / 367-5206 Fax 367-4018 Man-O-War Fire and Rescue was the recipient of a Christmas gift this year of a Lifework Defibrillator from Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Schroeder of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is a device that evaluates the heart rhythm of victims of sudden cardiac arrest as a result of heart attack, allergic reaction or drowning. According to Dr. Schroeder, If required, the AED is capable of delivering an electrical charge that may extend the life of a cardiac arrest victim until medical assistance can be obtained. Kim Arbuthnot, RN, from College Park, Maryland, is donating training on the AED to a select group. Fire Chief Roy Russell remarked, Although we hope we never have the need to use it, the AED is an important piece of equipment for the benefit of the MOW community. Dr. and Mrs. Schroeder are second homeowners on Man-O-War Cay. They spend the majority of their time in the U. S. where they operate Schroeder Fire, Inc., a company specializing in fire and explosion analysis.Man-O-War Gets Defibrillator By Jennifer Hudson Four families have now taken up residence in their new homes in the Central Pines Subdivision and between 15 and 20 additional homes are presently under construction. Of the 423 lots, 136 have been sold outright, 73 are being paid on and two are awaiting financing. The Ministry of Housing is still awaiting word from Nassau regarding when telephone service will be taken to the area. In Central Pines the original law stated that only one lot could be purchased per family. However, the Minister has now stated that families will be allowed to purchase two lots. No homes have yet been completed in the Sands Cove Subdivision at Sandy Point but five are now under construction. Of the 98 lots available, 26 have been sold and 16 are being paid on. Though not yet connected, all utilities are already in this subdivision including telephone service. The new Murphy Town Subdivision has been sold out for quite some time and eight or nine families are already in residence. Mr. Gibbs, Office Manager on Abaco, stated that there has been some talk of expanding the Spring City and Crossing Rocks subdivisions. This may possibly take place later in the year but so far no date for commencement has been announced.Update on Ministry of Housing Subdivisions It Pays to Advertise

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Page 16 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay Daily flights and charters available on the safest, most reliable new service to The Abacos. Daily service from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) and West Palm Beach (PBI) to Marsh Harbour/Treasure Cay. Charters available anywhere! Calypso Club our frequent flyer program, offers luggage allowances up to 60lbs. per person! Ask about our professional shopping service and let our friendly staff help with your shopping needs.Your Island Awaits! FLY CALYPSOAIR TOTHEABACOS Buy 10 roundtrips for $2,100 and receive 20 non-restricted and transferrable one way vouchers good for 1 year from the date of purchase and valid for any combination of West Palm/Ft. Lauderdale/Treasure Cay/Marsh Harbour destinations!ANOTHERREASONTOSMILETHERESA NEWAIRLINEINTOWN Daily Flights and Charters Serving South Florida, The Bahamas and The Caribbean. Calypso AirGreat Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $150!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $150!* www.calypsoair.com Daily Flights and Charters Serving South Florida, The Bahamas and The Caribbean.Calypso AirGreat Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $150!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $150!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $150!* In Abaco: 242-367-0140* Offer expires 2/16/04, Bahamian departure tax not included. 2004 CALYPSOAIR/CLINE. ABACO020104Ticketing Provided by: Exclusive Ticketing Agent for Calypso Airlines Exclusive Ticketing Agent for Calypso Airlines Early BirdShop #8 Colina Building Tel: 367-5310Bahamian Breakfast Sheep Tongue, Chicken Souse Stewed Conch/Fish Boiled Fish Tuna, Corned Beef, Sausage w/ Grits$2.99By Jennifer Hudson In December the First Caribbean International Bank, Bahamas Ltd. held its first official function since its merger. A Customer Appreciation Reception was held for its valued customers at Mangoes Restaurant. Several members of bank staff were present along with Ms. Sharon Brown, Managing Director of the Bank who was visiting from Nassau. Ms. Brown is on the board of the First Caribbean Bank of the West Indies which is based in Barbados and also the Cayman Board. The merger of Barclays and CIBC banks in the Bahamas is well under way and the finalized merger is earmarked for completion in March 2004. The first stage, dubbed Customer Day No. 1, when signs and uniforms changed, took place recently and Customer Day No. 2 will be the day on which the systems completely merge. From then on customers will be able to carry out ALL their banking at any First Caribbean International Branch. Fourteen countries are changing over; some have already completed the merger which is due to be finalized in all countries by April 2004. Shown here are Ms. Brown on the right talking with Mrs. Penny Vaughan of Mangoes Restaurant and Marina.First Caribbean International Bank Held ReceptionBy Jennifer Hudson On January 14th Chief Councillor for the Central Abaco District, Mr. Cay Mills, was taken to the Marsh Harbour Police Station where he was detained. The incident which led to his detainment occurred at the Murphy Town Park where the carnival had begun to arrive and set up in readiness for its opening to the public. Many people look forward to the arrival of the carnival each year at the Murphy Town Park for the fun and relaxation it affords them. The persons in charge of bringing the carnival to Abaco had the necessary let-Chief Councillor for Central Abaco Is Detainedter of approval from the appropriate authorities. However, Mr. Mills was annoyed that he personally had not been asked for permission and decided to prevent the carnival employees from getting on with their job of setting up the rides. He blocked the entrance to the park with his car, then padlocked the gate. The police were called to the scene, immediately arrested him and took him to the Marsh Harbour Police Station were he was detained. His car was towed away from the scene by a wrecker. He was released on bail later that night. The van belonging to Chief Councillor Cay Mills is shown being towed to the police station. This occurred on January 14 when Mr. Mills attempted to stop the carnival containers and trailers from getting into the Murphy Town Park area to set up. Mr. Mills was concerned that the adjacent high school students would be unable to continue their track practice because of the carnival. However, the carnival has been careful to keep their equpment off the track. Since they are not open during the school day, the students are able to continue using the facility. 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 & MulchOur birdbaths will bring color and joy to your yard You can have fish and waterplants with our pond liners

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 For information v isit our website: www.bahamasferries.comCall Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Price Sc hedule Sand y P oint, AbacoPassenger Vehicle Round Trip One Way Up to 16' with driver $300 $165 16'-20' with driver $350 $200 Over 20commercial rates applyCommercial Vehicle(per lane foot)$35 $20 Motor bike with rider $110 $60 Bicycle with rider $100 $55 Passengers Adult Passenger $90 $50 Child Passenger under 12 years$55 $30 Child Passenger under 3 yearsFree Free Other Unaccompanied Vehicles$40* $20* Vehicles over 5 ton grossPOA POA* Price Additional to Accompanied Passenger Vehicle Transportation Price Ph: (242) 323-2165 or 2166 Fax: (242) 323-8185 Nassau, Bahamas DayDepartArriveDepartArrive NassauSandy PointSandy PointNassau Tuesday8 am11:45 pm12:30 pm4:15 pm Friday3:30 pm7:15 pm8 pm11:45 pm Sunday3:30 pm7:15 pm8 pm11:45 pm Schedule Sandy Point, Abaco A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery Bombardier dealers of Abaco held a presentation of the new Evinrude E-TEC engines at the Abaco Beach Resort on January 19 21. Dealers throughout the Bahamas attended along with three engineers and designers of the engines and four representatives of Bombardier Latin American Caribbean. It was a three-day event culminating on January 21 with a slide show and introduction to the new engines. For anyone who wished to test the engines, there were nine boats with a range of engines on the water and many took advantage of this. The new motors are environmentally friendly, fuel efficient and priced competitively. A raffle was drawn every hour on the last day and the winners of a case of outboard oil included Mr. J. Williams, Joshua Lowe, Eileen Hodgkins, Peter Russell and Kent LeBoutillier.Bombardier Introduces New OutboardTest rides were offered by Bombardier when they introduced their new Evinrude outboard engines. A variety of sizes of engines were demonstrated. Factory officials were present to present the engines. The event was held at the Abaco Beach Resort on January 19 -21. By Portia Jonsson Every February across the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones all in the name of St. Valentine. There is no special day to celebrate our love, nor is there any reason to celebrate it only one day of the year. Each day we should celebrate love in one way or another. I show my children that I love them by hugging and kissing them. I chase and corral toys throughout the house, each day. I make special treats for my family to indulge. I love them for being themselves, for their personalities and the love they have for me. I love them for the times we share together each day. I love them for the help they give me each day, the thoughts they make happen. I love them for being by my side, supporting me through my endless endeavors. We love our families and friends for all sorts of reasons, and we love them for no reason at all. So celebrate love today, tomorrow and always.Viewpoint Celebrating Love Remember to Buckle Up Its the Law Resort Features: Spectacular 3-mile beach Championship golf course Marina-view restaurant & bar Pool,tennis,watersports 150-slip full-service marina Diving,snorkeling & dive shop Boat rentals,charters & guides Hotel rooms,2 or 3 BR suites Treasure Cay Road (exit off Bootle Hwy) TREASURE CAYHOTEL RESORT & MARINA Hotel: 242-365-8801 Spinnaker Restaurant: 242-365-8469 Golf Course: 242-365-8045 Treasure Divers: 242-365-8465 www.treasurecay.com

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Page 18 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 Waterfront TablesRestaurant, Marina and BoutiqueAir-conditioned waterfront dining, or Drink and dine at the popular patio bar . Phone Restaurant 367-2366 Marina 242-367-4255 VHF Ch 16Monthly dockage Internet access Water, electricity, phones & cable TV on dockDinghy dock for customersBuffet Grill 6 pm 10 pm Sunday Lunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m Dinner 6:30 10 p.m. Mon Sat. Bar snacks wide variety 11:30 a.m. 10 p.mEmail: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comMusic by EstinPicnic Menu Large variety, order 24 hours aheadThe Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club annually has a major drive to collect games and toys for distributuion to the children of Abaco. Shown here are the happy faces of a few of the children in Little Abaco who received toys. They want to say Thank you to the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club from all the children whose Christmas was better because of their kindness. Photo by Leon PInderChldren Say Thank You for Gifts By Jennifer Hudson An evening of Magical Musical Moments will be presented on February 7th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Johns Anglican Parish Church Hall in Marsh Harbour and will benefit the Every Child Counts School. This programme of beautiful music will include some well-loved classics such as Ravels Bolero and The Lords Prayer and songs from the shows Porgy and Bess Cats Ragtime and many others. Performing will be Jennifer Hudson, Joan Moss, Bryan Thompson and the Jesus a capella vocal group. An additional feature will be the Young Musicians Showcase in which one or two up and coming music students will be presented. Jennifer Hudson is a violinist of many years experience who began learning to play the instrument at the age of seven years. She studied in England and was the recipient of several awards at a young age and has also played for royalty. She played in two symphony orchestras in the London area before coming to The Bahamas and forming the Bahamas Concert Orchestra in Nassau. Now happily residing in Abaco she plays for many weddings all around Abaco. Joan Moss has thrilled many with her beautiful soprano voice. She comes from a musical family and studied at the McGill Conservatory of Music in Montreal, Canada. She has sung in many churches and cathedrals and is presently a soloist with the St. Francis de Sales Church. Bryan Thompson possesses a rich tenor voice. He studied music at Beloit College, Michigan, and has sung in numerous showsM with the Nassau Operatic Society. Though now a resident of Marsh Harbour he stillMagical Musical Moments Concert Will Benefit ECC operates a musical company HighGrove Productions in Nassau. Bryan will thrill the audience with his rendition of To Dream the Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha. The Jesus Quartet is always a favourite with audiences. The melodious voices of these four talented gentlemen: Gentry Morris, Baritone; Anderson Alcime, Tenor; Kevin Sterling, Tenor and Basil Been, Bass, blend flawlessly into one harmonious sound. Their performances are always full of life and fun. Each of these very talented singers will also delight the audience with individual selections. Who can ever forget the wonderful rendition of Old Man River by Basil Been in the last Magical Musical Moments concert? Tickets for this event priced at $15 for adults and $5 for children under twelve may be purchased at the following locations: The Brass and Leather Shop in the Abaco Shopping Plaza and Beacons Book House on Don McKay Blvd.Magical Muscial Moments Concert Will Benefit ECC

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 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. 801 Avenue East 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 CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour frontRotarys PolioPlus CampaignBy Jennifer Hudson It is a staggering and exciting fact that, since 1988, polio cases throughout the world have dropped by 99.8 percent, thanks in substantial measure to Rotary Internationals significant financial contributions and mobilization of volunteers. Rotarys top priority is the eradication of this destructive disease by 2005, its 100th anniversary year. In 1985 the 40th anniversary of the United Nations, Rotary International pledged $120 million to buy polio vaccine in support of a global effort to immunize the children of the world. Through the immensely successful PolioPlus campaign, Rotarians raised $247 million. By 1988 progress in controlling polio was so great that the World Health Organization resolved to eradicate the disease which has killed and paralyzed children for 5,000 years. With Rotarys encouragement, the largest public health initiative in history began. Rotary is now the major private-sector partner in the global team which includes the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thanks to Rotary and its global partners the world is on the threshold of eradicating the polio virus that has destroyed so many lives and more than two billion children have now been immunized. The biggest obstacle to victory in the battle against polio is financial. Despite the enormous resources already committed, more money is urgently needed to buy vaccine and deliver it to children in the few remaining countries where the polio virus still circulates. Towards this end the Rotary Club of Abaco has pledged $6,000 by 2005 and are well on the way to realizing that amount thanks to the generosity of Abaconians who are putting their contributions into the specially marked five gallon bottles the following business locations around town: The Great Abaco Beach Resort, Bristol Cellars in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, Royal Bank of Canada., both branches of the First Caribbean International Bank, Commonwealth Bank, A&K Liquors, Scotia Bank, Burns House, Diamante Dental, Auskell Medical Clinic and Harbours Edge Restaurant and Harbour View Grocery in Hope Town. Any other persons who would like to place a collection bottle in their place of business are asked to phone Bill Schweizer at 367-4479. Rotary would like to express its appreciation to business owners for their cooperation in making this fund-raising drive possible and to the people of Abaco for so generously donating. More money is still needed so let us all continue to help fulfill the promise of polio eradication by 2005 and deliver to all children everywhere a lasting and special gift a world free of polio! Look for the bottles with the Rotary International label: HELP STOP POLIO NOW! Just 12cents a day can save a child from paralysis or death.Rotary Club Plans Benefit Golf TournamentBy Portia Jonsson The Rotary Club of Abaco will be staging its third annual Golf Tournament on January 31st at the Treasure Cay golf course. It is anticipated that this event will draw some 72 golfers of varying expertise. This expectation stems from the success of last years tournament which provided both Club News formerly Triple J Marine ElectronicsFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repairs of: Xantrex, Balmar and others SIMRADRaymarineF.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained TechnicianNow Located atop The Jib Room at Marsh Harbour MarinaTel: (242) 367-2163 Fax:(242)367-3388 e-mail: merlin@abacoinet.com www.merlinsmarine.comMonitoring VHF CH16 Monday Friday 8am 5pm Please see Letters Page 21 that a search for a new venue for the carnival will begin immediately. The only other solution is to give Abaco Central its own physical education facilities.No DifferenceAccording to Patti Toler of the Cruisers Net, there seems to be no difference in the number of boats coming into Abaco even though the cruising permit has been raised to $300. Patti has heard that some 70 boats are waiting in Palm Beach to make the crossing when the weather is more favorable. She said the weather since November has made crossing the Gulf Stream difficult. She feels the boaters will still keep coming to Abaco which is a good thing for Abaco, despite the increase in the cruising permit fee. fun and challenge for all skill levels. This years prize for the first hole-in-one will be a 2003 Suzuki XL7 car. Other prizes for closest to the pin on the front nine and closest to the pin on the back nine will include a round trip to Florida and tickets for two aboard Bahamasair. Door prizes will be given during dinner at the Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay following the golf tournament. More than 65 persons are expected to attend. The Rotary wishes to acknowledge with thanks the generosity of those individuals and businesses that make this tournament possible. The proceeds from this tournament will benefit Every Child Counts Learning Center and other Rotary charities. MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Ph: 242-367-2797 Fax: 242-367-2359@available GATORADEHERRSHERRS HERRSHERRS HERRS Ranch Flavored Tortilla ChipsSaddle up for some serious flavor! Herrs delicious new Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips deliver a hearty, bold ranch taste that you wont be able to get enough of. Viva La Ranch!WelchsIts a fact.Gatorade is the most researched sports drink on the planet. Which might explain why nothing refuels and replenishes better not water, not juice or soda, not other sports drinks. Its scientifically formulated to have the right taste, the right amount of carbs and no carbonation.Welchs Grape Juice has been a family favorite for more than six generations. Today, our classic purple grape juice has been joined by a wide variety of wholesome juices to please every taste. Theyre all made with the same attention to quality as the original The choice for great cola taste.Aquafina PEPSI Enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Aquafina. Our state of the art reverse osmosis purification system ensures consistently great tasting Aquafina in every bottle.

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Page 20 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van StrattonNN NN N ASSASS ASSASS ASS AA AA A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y LY L Y LY L Y L TD.TD. TD.TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY BB BB B AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS TT TT TGeneral Insurance Company Limited Bahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd.Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 22 Styles Factor y direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QFREE Q FREE QFREE Q FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TETE TETE TE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 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 Police Awarded OfficersThe Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology Commission (BEST) is preparing a study of local concerns throughout the Bahamas and getting suggestions on possible solutions. Ms. Sharrah Moss and Ms. Stacey WellsMoultrie spent a week on Abaco visiting schools and holding community meetings in several towns to discuss concerns. Abaco was the first Family Island they visited. They will be traveling through the islands, then compiling the information for submission to government in September. After an assessment of needs the Commission is hoping to receive funding from the United Nations. Concerns in Coopers Town included The need for a fisheries no-take zone in North Abaco Open the causeway connecting Little Abaco to allow movement of water and marine life into the stagnant south side area. Restrict air boats which are destroying bonefish flats. Concerns were raised over the practicality of the proposed island-wide dump site which will be approximately 50 miles away. Raccoons are destroying agricultural crops and becoming a nuisance to residential garbage. Haitian fishermen are thought to be breaking conch and dumping the empty shells back in the water rather than the accepted practice of bringing the shells ashore. Those attending agreed more enforcement and stronger penalties are needed. It was suggested that a lack of jobs has forced many persons to take undersized or protected fish, conch or crawfish in desperation to support their families. The main topics brought up at the meeting in Marsh Harbour included The illegal burning at dumps. In the case of the Central Abaco dump, the dump is not far from the well field. On the other side of the well field is the airport. The lack of long range planning. The new well field for Central Abaco is along the Great Abaco Highway, effectively restricting Marsh Harbours growth to the south. The continual expansion of Haitian settlements was another concern. Their communities impact negatively on our environment. Although their labour is necessary to our economy, their squatter settlements grow, creating garbage and presenting other sanitation and health issues. It was agreed that all must work in harmony to bring the problem under control. It is now beyond the scope of local authorities. The water quality of the Hope Town harbour and the Marsh Harbour harbour is a concern. The group talked about the causes of the pollution which has caused both harbours to be dead. The group was unaware of any shore-side pump-out facilities on Abaco. The new freight dock in Marsh Harbour has an acceptance pipe for boat sewage but is not capable of pumping the boats tank. Most boats do not have the ability to pump out their own holding tank. This is normally a shore-side function provided by marinas.. It was concluded that there are too many problems and not enough money. Visits were made to the off-shore cays and South Abaco documenting resident concerns in those areas. The Royal Bahamas Police Force of Abaco held its annual Christmas party on January 17 in Marsh Harbour. The party included a ceremony honouring outstanding officers. Shown above is Insp. Cleophus Cooper on the left receiving a plaque from Actg. Supt. Clarence Russell in the center. Looking on is Woman Sgt. Gaynell Johnson. Mr. Russell is the officer in charge of the Abaco District. Mr. Cooper is in charge of the detective unit on Abaco but is being assigned to Nassau soon. All the officers enjoyed a holiday feast of ham, turkey, chicken and a complete bar. The party was held at the home of ASP Godfrey Ferguson in Marsh Harbour.BEST Is Surveying Problems of the Family Islands

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Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020For Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner February 7, 2004 Dr. Winston Forbes, Cardiologist January 31, 2004 Dr. May Hestmo Hand and Orthopedic Surgeon January 31, 2004Dr. Ida Mae Hanna Dietician, Healthy Lifestyle February 9, 2004Dr. Charles Johnson Ears, Nose, Throat February 12, 2004 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) February 13, 2004 Dr. Gregory Neil Plastic Surgeon February 14, 2004 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing February 14, 2004 Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist February 16, 2004 Dr. Jerome Lightbourne Pediatric Cardiologist February 20, 2004 Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner February 21, 2004 who live in that country (many Bahamians amongst them) who would pack up and march off to war, and thus possible death, in a moments notice when they believe that their safety and security, which is also our safety and security (and indeed of every peace loving nation on the earth for that matter) depends upon their ability to do their jobs effectively. And by the way, I will gladly have my fingerprint and photo taken in order to secure my privilege of traveling to the United States. The United States didnt become the great nation she is necessarily by the threatening words of presidents or from political posturing, but rather because of a people who were, and are still, willing to put their lives on the line for their brothers and sisters. Some of these brothers and sisters are not even American. In fact, right now, many of them are Iraqis and other Arab peoples of the world. You cannot convince me, in spite of the many biased news reports to the contrary, that the majority of Iraqi citizens are not overjoyed to be rid of Saddam Hussein, who will not be referred to as the former President of Iraq in this letter, but rather as the ruthless and murderous dictator that he is. Political correctness be damned! I believe that the Americans, the British and their allies have made an honorable effort and sacrifice in liberating the people of Iraq. They obviously have made a statement to other would be problem makers in the region with their willingness to act decisively. To be sure, the U.S. and U.K. are not completely without blame for their actions in military conflicts of the past. However, I will leave the judgement of leaders of the past to the One who will judge us all, and I believe that He is pleased in the way in which this conflict was executed, namely, that innocent lives were protected as far as it was humanly possible. Anybody knows that innocent lives will be lost in a military campaign. However, anybody who knows anything about history will know that never before has there been a cleaner war fought. If the motivation on Mr. Bushs part to go to war with the radicals in Iraq was anything less than the most sincere, he will have to answer for that. We could argue the politics all day and night long. However, I am very confident that we will see stabilization come to Iraq. So, in this spirit, I wish for a real conclusion to hostilities in Iraq and the Middle East in general. Those whose eyes have been opened know that peace is coming. First, a temporary, man-made peace and then real PEACE! May God bless the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States and the United Kingdom and their allies. Theirs is a very important and dangerous job. For too long it has also been a thankless job. So, let me go on record as saying a very big THANK YOU to all of those men and women who are risking their lives daily to make the world a safer place, but a much greater level of compassion is needed for the families of those whose loved ones have been killed in action thus far. I pray Gods comfort upon them. It is important for them to know that their loved ones died doing an honorable thing. Finally, I leave you with the following words from Abraham Lincoln: Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. That could be applied to us who enjoy freedom but are not willing to risk our lives to offer it to those who are oppressed by vicious dictators like Saddam Hussein, and it could apply to people like Hussein himself who denied freedom to his own people. I will leave that call up to a Higher Authority. Sincerely, William (Billy) RobertsPhone Problems for Bahama Palm ShoresDear Sir, I intentionally refrained from launching any discourse of a negative nature during the recent holiday season. Negativity, although it is necessary to talk about sometimes and although it is impossible to avoid all of the time, still does tend to become tedious. However, the holidays are past, and unfortunately, there is a bit of negative business that I feel is necessary to share with the public at large, and hopefully you will accommodate me to this end. The residents of Bahama Palm Shores (I am one of them) have been waiting for some time now for the arrival of regular phone service from Batelco via a cable that was run from Marsh Harbour all of the way to Bahama Palm Shores. This cable has been installed now for several months, and test phones were even placed in a few homes. Batelco was right on the verge of normalising phoneMore Letters to the Editor LettersFrom Page 9 Please see Letters Page 22

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Page 22 The Abaconian February 1, 2004Area 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 COMING IN FEBUARY 2004 ABACO 3 TORQUE Action/Adventure CHASING LIBERTY Romantic Comedy MY BABYS DADDY Comedy BIG FISH Drama PAYCHECK Action/Adventure CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN Family Comedy COLD MOUNTAIN Romance/Drama Creative Relations service, but it seems that there are those pathetic, small-minded individuals who will not allow us to have our phones. They have chosen to use our cable as target practice. In fact, as far as I am aware, the cable has been shot up (as in gunfire) now on at least three different occasions. One has to wonder what the motivation is for such childishly destructive behaviour. I have formulated about three or four different possibilities, but I cannot put any credence to any of my theories. My only hope at this stage is that I can actually be the one to catch this person or persons redhanded. If it is not for me to have that privilege, then the next best thing is for this person or persons to accidentally shoot themselves or each other on their next adventure in search of defenceless telephone cable in Bahama Palm Shores. This will then save the cost to the taxpayers, and the aggravation to us for a bothersome court case. Its a win win scenario, dont you think? One can only hope. Sincerely, William (Billy) RobertsTo The Member of Parliament for South AbacoDear Editor, Just prior to the 2002 general election, I confronted the Member of Parliament for South Abaco concerning a scandal involving several major seafood companies. The companies were permitted to bring in captains and crew from the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica to run their fishing boats. Some of the boats would have divers fish for lobster while others were using large fish traps in about 600 of water. They were fishing completely around Abaco and Grand Bahama for grouper and snapper. A lot of the buoys for these pots would break away in strong storms. The pots would continue to trap fish and lobster, and they would keep dying until the pots decayed away. I was concerned for our fishing industry and our fishermen. The response I got from the M.P. for South Abaco was this: Well, Tennyson Wells was in charge of Fisheries for a short time and anything could have happened during that time. Bear in mind, at the time the M.P. provided this faulty information was during the same time that Mr. Wells severed ties with the FNM party due to the partys arrogance and corruption. The M.P. wanted to shift the blame on a former party colleague. I telephoned Mr. Wells and spoke with him briefly about this. He said, I know nothing of this action taking place. He could not believe that the Member of Parliament for South Abaco would try to make false accusations against him. We all know that Mr. Wells is a no nonsense kind of fellow and a peoples man. He proved that by running as an Independent candidate and received a landslide victory. Well done, Mr. Wells! We all know that after the 2002 elections, the matter was brought to light, and the previous Minister of Immigration, who did hold Fisheries under her portfolio, was responsible for this. So Id like to ask the M.P. for South Abaco a question. How come, when you knew someone in your party was engaged in illegal practices, you had to try and place the blame on someone who was no longer in your party? M.P. for South Abaco, why all of a sudden, you are so concerned about fisheries in the Bahamas when during the time the FNM was in power, you had to keep a zip on it. Was it that you just did not care, or you were strictly for your party and not the Bahamian people. You are clearly in the shadows, shadow minister. I must thank Mr. Christie, our Prime Minister, and the Hon. Alfred Gray, MinisLettersFrom Page 23More Letters to the Editorter of Fisheries, for the fast action taken to protect our Fishing Industry. I am so proud that you dealt with the situation concerning the Korean boats so swiftly. This demonstrates that the PLP is the peoples party. We are so proud of you. Keep up the good work. Thank you. Peter Sweeting In November 13-year-old Alonzo Williams, a student at Every Child Counts Learning Centre, began an internship at Mangoes Restaurant under the direction of Head Chef, Nick. Every Child Counts has established an internship program at the school to afford the students a real life work experience. The programs goal is to place each student in an area that he or she enjoys and will gain experience. Alonzo is the first student to be placed. Although he was very excited to be starting work, he was nervous as well. He will be at Mangoes for one hour a week after school throughout the school year and be given an employee number and card for punching in and out. Alonzo will learn to work with utensils, make different types of dishes and gravies, research recipes and cooking styles from around the world and gain anthe-job skills. He said he loves to cook and eat and hopes to be a chef when he grows up. Alonzo was quick to point out that his grandmother is Mother Merle.Intern Learns Kitchen Skills

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February 1, 2004 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 Sun 12 Noon, return 3 $20 OW $25 RT Pinder s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven Abaco to McLeans Town Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $40 one way $80 round trip Children half fare For information call Grand Bahama 353-3093 or Abaco 365-2356 Bus serves Freeport and McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Between Nassau & Sandy Point under 4 Hr.Tuesday Lv Nassau 8 am Lv Sandy Point 12:30 pm Friday & Sunday Lv Nassau 3:30 pm Lv Sandy Point 8 pm Adult fare $90 RT, $50 OW Call for rates on cars, trucks and cargo Call Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Sandy Point Patrick Roberts ....366 -4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain .......366 -4107 Floyd Burrows .....366 -4175 Links Adderly .......366 -4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows .....366 -4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder .......366 -2163 Jay Sawyer .........367 -3941 Justin Sands.......367 -3526 Terrance Davis ....367 -4464 Danny Sawyer .....367 -3577 Man-O-War David Albury ........365 -6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ...............366-2107 Junior Albury ............366-3058 Randy Sawyer .........366-2284 Hope Town Maitland Lowe .........366-0133 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh Pope McKenzie .......477-5894 Orthnell Russell .......365-0125 Alexander Rolle .......365-0120 Edward Rolle ...........365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer ........365-4070 Jeff Survance ...........365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ...........365-4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Ginos ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............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...............$$$.............365-5137 Orchid Bay.........................................365-5175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............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 Fire Green Turtle Cay Volunteer365-4133 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 Kayak Abaco Adventures Treasure C ...... 365-8749 Medical Services 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 AbacoAir 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 Calypso AirFt Laud & W Palm Bch..............954-3594191 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ....................... 367-3415 Island Express Ft Lauderdale ........................... 367-3597 Majors 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 .............................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-2089Please bring errors, omissions or corrections to our attention

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 1 Price Busters, a new store in Marsh Harbour, held its Grand Opening on January 24. On Abaco for the occasion was the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Neville Wisdom. He is shown here on the right with his brother, Jerry Wisdom, on the left who owns the store. Jerry Wisdoms son is in the center. The Seventh Day Adventists held a rally in Marsh Harbour on January 22. Representatives of the television channel The Three Angels were featured. They are shown here on during the service. They were met at the airport by tourism officials and leaders leaders. The carnival brings smiles of happiness and screams of delight as the children experience new sensations on the variety of rides that the carnival offers. Thousands enjoy the experience, not only children but also adults who find the rides as well as the games irresistible.Carnival Brings Big SmilesBy Portia Jonsson Price Busters celebrated its official Grand Opening during a ceremony held at the store on January 24th. Attending this event were the Hon. Neville Wisdom, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, three-time Olympic medallist Mrs. Pauline Davis-Thompson and innovator of Price Buster stores Mr. Craig Walkine. Mr. Walkine started the Price Busters business in Nassau back in 1992. It was his goal to have 10 stores in 10 years and today there are 14 stores. He looks forward to being here on Abaco for many years. Its like being on vacation and making money at the same time, were the words of Mr. Jerry Wisdom, who thanked his family, friends, staff and customers for their continuous support. He considers the customers at Price Busters to be family. He advised that Price Busters will be doing new and innovative things on Abaco. Mr. Wisdom dedicated his business to his parents, the late Walter and Dorothy Wisdom and sister, the late Andrea Wisdom. Officially opening Price Busters store was Mr. Wisdoms brother, the Hon. Neville Wisdom, who wished Gods blessings on every business in Abaco. The Minister said after looking around the audience he was amazed to see so many talented athletes in attendance. He pointed out Jerry Wisdoms participation in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City in the long jump, Craig Walkines outstanding performance in basketball, Government High Schools Middle Distance Runner Don Cornish, and last but not least three-time Olympic medallist, Mrs. Pauline Davis-Thompson.Minister Wisdom Opens StoreBy Jennifer Hudson The Seventh Day Adventist Church in Marsh Harbour was host to a very successful rally under the banner Beaming Gods Truth Worldwide on the evening of January 22nd. Members of the Sev-Remember These DatesArt Show Abaco Beach Resort Jan. 31 thru Feb. 1 Junkanoo Awards Goombay Park January 31 Rotary Golf Tournament Treasure Cay Jan. 31 Musical Moments Concert Parish Hall February 7 Triathlon Abaco Beach Resort February 14 Man-O-War Flea Market February 14 3 Angel Broadcasting Network Holds Rally at Seventh Day Church Please see Price Busters Page 17 Please see Rally Page 12 VOLUME 12, NUMBER 3, FEBRUARY 1, 2004, SECTION B

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Page 2 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 The children of Abaco are thrilled with all the rides and excitement of the carnival. Many rides along with snacks keep them happy for hours. The group on the left are from Green Turtle Cay in a photo taken by Annabelle Cross.The Carnival Entertains Abaco Youth

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 During the time that the carnival has been on Abaco, it has attracted thousands of fun-loving people who have a great time. These scenes show some of the happy faces.Adults as Well as Children Enjoy the Carnival

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Page 4 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 Marsh Harbour Boat Yard Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat LiftServices include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Mechanical repairs Well stocked marine store (incorporating Triple J Marine Store)For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.com Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@coralwave.comWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote, All buildings are Red Iron, bolt-up kits in 26 gauge galv. that include engineered drawings and come in all sizes. Local building codes may cause prices to vary. Pricing FOB Factory. Multiple Panels and Colors Heavy-duty Red Iron Frame Multiple Configurations Customized Accents Easy Build-it-Yourself Construction 20-Year Mill Backed Warranty Fast, Quick & Easy Delivery From Manufacturing Facilities Nationwide Maintenance Free Fire Resistant Heavy Wind Loads Factory Savings 100% Useable Space1-972-267-9200Speed Quality Value By Portia Jonsson During the Hon. Neville Wisdoms brief visit to Abaco on January 24th I was able to sit down with him and hear about his Ministrys plans for the development of sports, youth and culture in Abaco. Min. Wisdom said that under the former administration the Youth Office on Abaco was closed. After consultation and examination his Ministry has concluded that an error in judgment was made. This error has disrupted the focus that the government should have on national development. Without the focus on sports development, including facilities, program development and cultural identity, we end up with a challenged society. Hon. Wisdom said he aims to reinstate the presence of a Youth Office in Abaco. Because of financial constraints, his Ministry will need to start off with a small operation headed by a multi-talented officer who will be able to address areas of concern. The Minister acknowledged the urgent need of a sporting facility on Abaco and advised that in this regard, he has requested the Sports Department in his Ministry to identify green spaces on which some sports and recreation can be carried out. Secondly, he has presented members of the community with a master plan for a complex where all sporting activities excluding swimming can be held. With regard to swimming, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has provided financial support to the swimming pool in Hope Town. The establishment of a sporting facility in Abaco is a joint effort between local residents and the government. Last year a Talent Search Committee, chaired by Mrs. Margaret Albury, was formed. The Committee is responsible for identifying talent and advising the Ministry how that talent can be advanced. Min. Wisdom said he was informed by a P.E. Teacher in Grand Bahama of an 11-yearold student on Abaco running the fastest time in the country. Therefore, he has asked the committee to come to Abaco to search for the next Pauline Davis-Thompson. He advised that parents and P.E. teachers should not wait in recommending such talent to the Ministry. Depending on the sport, athletes as young as 8 years are being sought. In October last year the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture held a conclave on Eleuthera where a complete analysis of the physical challenges of sports were discussed. Mr. Wisdom said he wants to ensure that Abaco gets what it is due and solicits the cooperation of Local Government. With regard to youth development on Abaco, Min. Wisdom said he is trying to encourage young people to think about what they want for their island. He is consulting with youth and their parents about a National Youth Service in the Bahamas. In addition, the government is reviewing a plan which calls for the increase of .02 cents to .04 cents on gasoline to help fund youth, sports and culture projects. Emphasis within the Ministry is also being placed towards the establishment of youth bands. Any youth group on Abaco desirous of starting a band can get funding from the Ministry. The Ministry is wanting to ensure that these groups are registered with them. The Compliance Department within the Ministry requires that every registered group submit a copy of their constitutional, budget and financial records. If the group is unable to produce these, the Ministry can assist with this. Churches with youth groups should also register. Lastly, the Minister spoke about culture. Culture on Abaco is a challenge for his Ministry because there is no director here. The Minister said he met with the Abaco Junkanoo Committee to discuss the way ahead. He challenges cultural authorities on Abaco to write to the Ministry and let them know of their presence here. Min. Wisdom advised that he will be revisiting regattas and homecomings on Abaco and all other islands because he is finding that these events are nothing more than drink-outs.Min. Wisdom Discusses Our Youth and Sports Programs Please see Wisdom Page 18

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 Owners Representative WantedThe Abaco Club on Winding Bay is looking to appoint an Owners Representative to liaise between property owners on Winding Bay and their local architects, engineers and contractors. The position will require regular extensive travel to the U.S. and beyond and will involve working with a variety of professionals in various countries including architects, engineers and attorneys as well as a close working relationship with our clients. The person appointed will have a minimum of a four-year university degree, an excellent working knowledge of the building trade, management experience with $1MM+ homes and experience of dealing directly with clients and professionals. Applicants should apply in writing with a detailed resume, copies of education certificates and references to: Mrs. Bernadette Hepburn The Abaco Club P.O. Box AB 20571 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Alternatively, applicants may email this information to: bernadette@theabacoclub.com THE SCURVY FEW MOTORCYCLE CLUBof The Bahamas, Abaco Chapter Would like to express its gratitude to all of those who helped make our6th annual Toys for Tots rallyon December 13th, 2003, a great success. Contributions from the following were essential in making this event successful: Alburys Trucking Abaco Outboard Marsh Harbour Shipping A.I.D Frankie Russell Brian & Kathleen Frederick Bank of Nova Scotia First Caribbean International Bank Commonwealth Bank Arthur Wadman Abaco Club at Winding Bay Mrs. Sheila McDonald Marsh Harbour Marina Lonnies Storage Miss Wood Bea Shirley Abaco Flight Services St. Francis de Sales School Louis Schneider Maxine Tenner The Bahamas Cub Scouts F.N.M. Abaco John Sporck Kala Gates Don Benn Standard Hardware United States Military Vets Motorcycle ClubWe have made every effort to recognize the many individuals and organisations supporting this cause. If we have inadvertantly forgotten a name, we sincerely appologize. Your kind contribution has been greatly appreciated.Best Wishes for the New YearThe Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club meets monthly, the first Wednesday of each month at noon at Mackerels Restaurant Ready Mix ConcreteBest Price in TownRock & SandAbacoBlockConcreteandDelivery from Treasure Cay to Bahama Palm Shores Visit us at our modern facility on the Murphy Town water front beside Parkers Landing Call us today for quotes Ph: 367-2891 Fax 367-2892On January 10 the 4th Abaco Scout Troop of Crown Haven hosted the 1st Abaco Scout Troop of Marsh Harbour at a joint meeting and hotdog roast. Plans for the coming semester include kayaking, the traditional dinner commemorating the birthday of the founder of the Scouting movement, Sir Robert Baden-Powell and a cleanup of the Blue Hole at Treasure Cay. This year, the Seabase sailing trip will be undertaken by the female members of the groups. Plans are still underway for a Cookin with Scouts Abaco cookbook. Money raised at the Christmas craft fair was used to help a Scout leader in need. Members of the 1st Abaco Cub Pack are shown being at their Investiture in December. Basic knowledge regarding the establishment of the Scouting movement and recitation of the Cub law, promise and motto are required. From left to right: Yaelle Sawyer, Hanna Hayworth and Jacob Doyle. Missing is Luca Silvester. Scouting News Hints for Helping Our Environment Thank you, Bahamian fishermen, for the time to re-group! May we all live long and prosper! The Nassau Grouper Friends of the Environment Presents

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Page 6 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .Floor Tiles from 6" x 6" up to 18" x 18" Wall Tiles in 4" x 4" 6" x 6" 6" x 8" up to 10" x 16" We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optional Abaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display AA AA A AA AA A AA AA A Carbonless Forms Office Stationary Flyers Certificates Tickets Brochures Photo Scanning Wedding/Funeral Programs Business Cards Envelopes Menus Labels Laminations ...MoreMonday Friday 9 am 5 pmAbaco Print Shop Full Range of Reliable Johnson & Advanced Evinrude Motors. In Stock 2 hp thru 250 hp at Lower than U.S. Prices. Full Range of Johnson & Evinrude Parts in Stock. Factory Trained Mechanics & Reliable Service. Ask About Our Three Year Warranty Policy. DOLPHIN MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4262 ISLAND MARINE Parrot Cay 242-366-0282 SEA HORSE MARINE Hope Town 242-366-0023 ROBERTS MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4249 By Alice Bain Its January, and I live in Chicago now. I was on Abaco, all too briefly, back in December. I had four and a half days there, during which time I managed to visit most, but not all of my family and friends (to those of you I did not manage to visit, I apologize, but my time is always short these days). It has been hard, moving to this northern city and adjusting to the different weather and the hectic pace of life. The temperature outside my apartment windows, according to the local weathermen, is nine degrees Fahrenheit. Our high today was twelve. Unable to stand my claustrophobic studio apartment any longer, I suited up in fleece and down and went for a walk in the park. The sun was bright and warmed the south sides of all the buildings, but the wind was like knives on my face. There were other people walking in the park, too, some with dogs on leashes, some jogging and one man taking photographs. The joggers do not smile or nod their heads at you as they slog by over the icy paths. This is a big city, and we are not expected to know each other. I did talk to the man with the camera, though. He was down by the breakwater taking pictures of the grey-green swells coming in off Lake Michigan that were crashing into the icy shoreline in great fountains of spray. The lake is immense, stretching as far as the eye can see. Little chunks of ice ride into the inner corners of the harbours, driven by the wind. Farther out an unbroken swath of white at the horizon indicates that at least a portion of the lakes surface has frozen up. There is no smell of salt in the air. I still find this terribly disconcerting; before I came to Chicago I had never in my life seen so much fresh water all in one place. Fresh water is the stuff of lifeprecious, rare and to be hoarded in tanks and bottles. Chicagoans take water for granted. When I moved here in 2002, the city was still in the process of installing water metersapparently many businesses and residences were still paying a flat rate for as much as they could use. During my December trip to The Bahamas I talked to a few Midwesterners who were in The Bahamas for the first time. They all commented about the taste of the salt water, how bitter it was and how they didnt understand how people could stand to swim in it all the time. To me, born and raised on islands, salt water has always meant clean water, ocean water that rides around the globe in great swirls and vortices, the lifeblood of our planet. If something dirty is put into an ocean, the ocean will do its best to clean it (though admittedly we are now taxing it to its limit). If something dirty is put into a lake, it festers. When I was ten and cut my foot horribly while walking through a mangrove swamp on Andros, I rinsed the wound out immediately with clean salt water from the bay and it healed up quickly. Salt water is full of life, so many different fish and birds and plants. This lake water is homogenous; the little silver fish that swim in it all look the same, and no weeds wash up and down in the swells. All the shells on the beach seem to be from the same type of tiny musselthere is none of the beach combing variety one finds on Bahamian coastlines. I look at Lake Michigan and all I can think is, if it ever got hot enough for me to swim in that thing, Im sure Id come out with an ear infection. Its nine degrees outside, though, and ice is forming on the insides of my windows. If I hold my hand up flat, the side that is facing the windows is noticeably colder. The apartment itself is warm enough and I have a heating pad draped over my feet, but I can feel how tenuous the effect is, as if I were taking a red pencil and scribbling over a blank white piece of paper, trying to change the color of the paper. The paper shows through the cross-hatchings, and the cold lies outside my windows, blank and solid. We only doodle our little comfort zones within it. On Abaco, in the swelter that is August, I got the same impression in reverse when I went into air-conditioned buildings. The heat, though, never seemed so impersonal. It envelops you, tells you to ease your pace, take it slow, lie in the shade and avoid the brilliance that falls from the sky like a blast of trumpets. The Chicago winter sits on this city like a block of marble, and we scurry like ants from hole to hole underneath it. If we were to stay still too long, the cold would crush us, snuff out our little flames and claim us, turn us hard and solid. It happens, occasionally. An elderly woman, so Ive been told, died one year when her heat went out in the middle of a deep cold like the one we have now. She was found, frozen solid, kneeling to pray at the side of her bed. Im almost done with this city. I will finish my two-year graduate course this coming June. It will be late spring here then, people wearing shorts and tee shirts, although the weather will not yet be warm by Bahamian standards. I will come home again, although I have decided to stay one more year in the U.S. to take advantage of the work permit associated with my visa. I miss my home. Its true that nobody in Chicago will bother to gossip about you, but people on the street here do not look at each other, dont generally talk to each other, dont hail each other, dont care. In the course of some work Im doing for my thesis Ive been rereading back articles from The Abaconian, and I am struck by the fact that for every catastrophe that hits the island or its settlements, there is a great outpouring of community spirit. Abaconians argue amongst themselves, but when it comes to the crunch, they stick together and help each other. Here in Chicago, people die old and lonely and unnoticed, uncared for. If community is our salvation, then Abaco is strong.Viewpoint A Missive From the Frozen North

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 Affordable Reliable200-800 GPD SC Compact 1000-1500 GPD SC StandardSK WatermakersMarine, Residential, and Commercial Systems from 150 to 10,000 Gallons per Day Superior Warranty Coverage Highest Quality Components Wide Range of Options RO Parts & Supplies(772) 489-0 852www.skwatermakers.com4675 N. US 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34946Installation Available in Abaco by:PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town 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 )-20(\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000)]TJ ET 2.04 w 402.42 991.23 357.96 -357.96 re S BT 0.137 0.122 0.125 scn /GS0 gs /TT8 1 Tf 0.0481 Tc 0.0143 Tw 14 0 0 14 506.76 765 Tm (For More Information: Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530P.O. Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Visit our office on Front Street One Call Does It All Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Transportation & Logistics Services Freight Forwarding Ship Agencies Cargo Management Consulting Services\000\000\000\000\000\000)Tj 2.9412 Tc (\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000)Tj ET q 1 0 0 1 474.66 992.28 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 1 474.66 979.2 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 1 474.66 966.24 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 1 474.66 874.08 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 1 474.66 859.56 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 1 474.66 845.04 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 1 474.66 830.52 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 1 474.66 816 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 1 474.66 801.48 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 1 474.66 787.08 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 1 474.66 772.68 cm 0.576 0.584 0.596 SCN 3 w 10 M 0 0 m 0 -9.96 l S Q BT /GS0 gs /TT11 1 Tf 0.0495 Tc 0.03 Tw 10 0 0 10 72.84 1126.0801 Tm (By Jennifer Hudson Many heartfelt testimonials were spoken at the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Kenneth Lloyd Owen, which was conducted by Archdeacon Moss from Freeport on January 25th at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour. This was a touching service for a man who had touched the lives of so many young people not only throughout the length and breadth of the Bahamas but throughout the world. Teacher Ken Owen (TKO) began his teaching career in his home country of Wales and eventually taught in Europe, Africa and America before settling in the Bahamas and teaching on Andros, Mayaguana, Sweetings Cay Moores Island and several schools in Marsh Harbour. He taught in The Bahamas for more than 35 years and shared with the people his love forTeacher Ken Owen Was Rememberedmusic and education. Speaking of how Mr. Owen had impacted their lives were teachers, administrators, politicians and students. Mr. Owen met and married his wife on Moores Island and they produced two children. He was intensely Bahamian but also remained intensely Welsh and his Welsh roots were acknowledged in the music for which the Welsh people are known. A traditional Welsh Lullaby, All Through the Night was sung by members of the Abaco Central High School staff and everyone stood to attention for the playing of the very moving Welsh National Anthem. Mr. Owens casket was flanked by two Welsh flags. It Pays to AdvertiseLabour Plan for ImmigrantsBy Isobel Sherman According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Fred Mitchell, the Bahamas government is going to develop a labor plan for the employment of Haitians by setting up labor offices in Haiti. The idea is to stop Haitians from applying for work National Notes permits in The Bahamas when they have entered the country illegally. It has been suggested a system like was in place for Bahamian workers when they worked contracts in the United States might work. There is concern that the unrest in Haiti at this time will result in a greater influx of Haitians to both The Bahamas and the United States.

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Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKI Murphy Town 1 Dec 2003 Committee members planned a townwide clean-up for December 13 and were hoping for a broad base of volunteers to assist. Committee members want to target furniture, appliances and other large bulky items. A community Christmas party is being scheduled for December 20 at Coconut Bay park. Defective street lights still concern the Committee. Even with seven Murphy Town residents employed at BEC, many lights remain unlit. A town meeting is scheduled for January 12 at the Burial Society Hall. One item to be discussed is the planned community center on the Forest Drive community lot leased to the town by Crown Lands. Town Planning Cen. Abaco 1 Dec. 2003 The meeting began with a long discussion about a proposed apartment development on the Keys Tract in Marsh Harbour. The property owner, a foreigner, received permission from the Foreign Investment Board to build a garage and storage building. However, the plans presented to Town Planning Board were for five apartments. The owner has been told to stop construction. Low walls for retaining soil and for landscape purposes have been built although these were apparently not included in the original application. A community member who lives in the affected area and the Chief Councillor were invited to give Board members their opinions on the situation. The width of the access road was noted as varying in width on different plans as 20 feet, 16 feet and 12 feet wide with 12 feet being too small for access to an apartment complex. Administrator Williams reminded the Board members that they are a regulatory body and not an enforcement agency. Any dispute must be settled in court or by appeal. The partially constructed shelter at a takeaway on Crockett Drive was debated and the permit was denied. Reasons were a lack of parking and setback requirements have not been observed. The location is on a busy curve, adding other complications. A night club was approved on Don MacKay Boulevard near Pinewoods Nursery. Other applications were of a residential nature and were approved. The nine applications before the Committee totaled $2.2 million in estimated completed value. Dundas Town Committee 8 Dec. 2003 The completed bathroom facility at Ocean View Park was discussed extensively. The building has separate toilets for men and women and a small storage room. Concerns were raised over the completed cost of $30,767 and where the Committee will find funds to pay the approximately $4,000 still due contractors and others. Chairman Cay Mills felt the final cost was excessive. Others noted that for the amount of money spent, the storage room was too small for use as an office and larger than necessary for a storage closet. Enlarging the room would have allowed for a Town Committee office or other use. Administrator William told the Committee that central government had allocated $6,000 to the two Central Abaco Districts with $1,000 going to each town for Christmas street cleaning, Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town, Murphy Town, Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay. Members discussed their new responsibility to maintain the Central Pines subdivision and the need to include figures in next years budget for garbage and roadside maintenance. Five hundred dollars was spent to fix the carburetor on the fire truck which was thought to be excessive. However, the fire engine is still out of service because the gas tank leaks and must be replaced. Chairman Mills wondered if the town would be better served if the truck was given to the Marsh Harbour volunteers who seem to be more motivated to maintain their equipment. 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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 Kathleen Albury, BRI a professional Licensed Real Estate Appraiser who has performed work for most local financial institutions, many attorneys and private individuals. She also serves as Estate Agent with H.G. Christie, Ltd. with six years of extensive and varied experience in real estate, both in the U.S. and the Bahamas, four of these years in Abaco. She maintains licenses in both countries. She has completed many continuing education courses, having received her Bahamas Real Estate Institute designation, and can be considered one of the best trained realtors in Abaco. Kathleen serves all of Abaco and currently resides in Hope Town, Elbow Cay.When you require a Real Estate Appraisal, please call: HGChristie.comP.O. Box AB 20777 Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367 5454 Fax: (242) 367 5452 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.comRepresenting 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. RETAILThe 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 dor stalls at the three Dundas Town waterfront parks used for fish fries and other activities to extend tourism into Dundas Town. Port Authority, Central Abaco Dec 11, 03 One residential dock on Eastern Shore in Marsh Harbour had been publically posted for consideration and was approved. The Port Authority in Nassau did not object to range lights on shore for the shipping channel leading into the freight dock in Marsh Harbour. However, Captain Cyril Roker, Assistant Port Director, said Nassau wanted the existing channel markers maintained. Town Planning, Cent. Abaco 16 Dec, 03 This meeting had been scheduled for the previous day but a quorum was not formed. Twenty-three applications were on hand totaling $3.9 million. Fifteen plans were of a residential nature, four were for churches or church expansion and four others were for commercial buildings. All items were recommended for approval while three separate applications for Beraca Baptist Church on S.C. Bootle Highway behind Cove Estates were deferred pending a routine review by Environmental Health. Licensing 8 January 2004 This was the first meeting by the Licensing Authority since October 23 and a large backlog of applications were tabled. Coops Place, a daiquiri stand beside Island Breezes Motel in Marsh Harbour, had faced intense scrutiny last fall and the license had been deferred. They later obtained from the police a peddlers license to sell alcoholic beverages. The police department is the authority governing peddlers. This January meeting began by examining and questioning the laws allowing the police to issue liquor licenses to roadside stands. Portions of laws were read defining peddlers stands as temporary structures intended for the roadside sale of items grown, prepared, cooked or crafted by the vendor. Although the owner of Coops Place was able to show that a building permit had been approved, members questioned the validity of this as they could not find any evidence in Town Planning minutes to support this permit. The Marsh Harbour members felt the issuance of the peddlers license for alcoholic beverages circumvented the Licensing Authoritys mandate to control such sales. An earlier request for a liquor license by another applicant across the street had been denied. For similar reasons, the Marsh Harbour members felt they were following the same reasoning in denying this more recent application. The police will now be asked to clarify its position on issuing a liquor license to a roadside stand. The structure in question appears to be of a permanent nature which board members felt must come under their jurisdiction. Applications which had been posted for the November 8 and December 4 meetings were then considered. Neither of these meetings was held due to a lack of a quorum. A citrus juice processing facility in the Butler building near Spring City was passed after much discussion on whether the ownership was entirely Bahamian. Documents supported Bahamaian ownership and approval was given. A proprietary club across the street from Abaco Hardware was rejected. A food take-away in Murphy Town was rejected. Several applications were deferred as the required inspections had not been completed. A bottled water facility in Dundas Town was rejected as being inappropriate in the intended building. A proposed convenience store in one unit of a residential triplex was deferred as it was felt that the Murphy Town Committee should be consulted. It would not have been allowed in Marsh Harbour but members were not clear on Murphy Towns position. Routine annual renewals for restaurants and bars were generally approved with a few being deferred as the required inspections had not been completed. Murphy Town Comm. 14 January 04 Committee Chairman Cubel Davis, Jr. proposed that the town garbage contract be tendered in February and chosen in March. This would allow a new contractor three months to mobilize and begin service on July 1 at the beginning of the new budget year. He also wanted to award the contract for two years as opposed to the ordinary contract period of one year. He felt one year was not sufficient time to recoup equipment expenses. Administrator Williams stated that government has allowed garbage contracts to be for a two-year period However, they must not extend beyond the elected councils term of office. He also supported the proposal to tender this in February. 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Page 10 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 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 seven BEC employees reside in Murphy Town. Discussions are ongoing for the restoration of the Coconut Tree Park and improvements to the South Side landing. A quotation has been requested from BEC for providing power to the Ssouth Side dock for range markers and area lighting. Fishermen and other boaters have asked for range lights to assist in returning after dark. The proposed community center on Forest Drive was discussed extensively. Members were told that this project is beyond the scope of local governments authority. A town improvement committee must be formed to work on this, outside the framework of local government even though some of the same people may be involved. Administrator Williams told members that Central Abaco has been given $28,000 by Nassau to be shared between the three towns and they should consider their priorities for their share. Some of the contractors cleaning roadsides are not performing satisfactorily, and their contract conditions will be discussed with them. A town meeting is being scheduled for early February to discuss the community center and other issues. Hotel Licensing Cent. Abaco 21 Jan 04 This is the first meeting since August 20, 2003, as a quorum could not be formed for previous attempted meetings. The floating hotel docked in Marsh Harbour remains without clear status. Information suggested that it will register with the Port Authority and operate as a charter boat. Only two hotels in Central Abaco are current in remitting their collected six percent hotel tax. A form letter went to all hotels from the Administrator giving delinquent hotels until February 16 to bring the arrears up to date. It was noted that customs and other concessions granted hotels do not apply to delinquent properties. Hotel inspectors from Nassau will be on Abaco on February 8 15 with representatives from Tourism, Works, Environmental Health and the Fire Department. All hotels will be inspected. A joint workshop for the Hotel Licensing Boards on Abaco is being considered to give them an understanding of their role. Rental houses throughout The Bahamas are under study by government. Hotels complain that the rental houses undercut their prices and are not competing fairly as they do not collect a room tax as mandated for hotels. Other issues concern inspections and quality control. It is believed that there are more beds available on Abaco in the rental houses than in the hotels. It was felt that government has an obligation to protect premises that are licensed. Licensed hotels in Central Abaco are: Abaco Beach Resort Abaco Towns by the Sea (Regattas) Ambassador Inn Motel Bustick Bight Conch Inn Hotel Ds Guest House Island Breezes Motel Lofty Fig Villas Pelican Beach Villas Sunset Point ResortMore Local Government at Work 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. Full 1 bed/1bath apartment below (rental income of $800/month) Enclosed large workshop, 30kw generator, 3 phone lines, cable TV. Lot fully landscaped with mature fruit trees Price:$532,500DORROS 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. Lots starting at $60,000. 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.Price: $630,000Custom built 3 bed/2 bath island home. 2200+ sq. ft. one lot away from Atlantic, ideal rental or second home. Open floor plan, second floor master suite with ocean views, cable, phone, central a/c, offered exclusively, and shown by appt. only.Price: $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 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT JOES CAY CASA LUISA 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.bs See us for all your appliance needs Local Govt.From Page 9

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11Green Turtle Cay 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 NEW PRICE "Surcouf" "Honey's Home" Treasure CayWindward Beach Road 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. Furnished #AB66 $765,000.Marsh Harbour Bustic Bay 8 Unit Bonefishing resort, with fifty seat Lazy Parrot Restaurant and Bar. Central Airconditioning. Fresh water swimming pool. Excellent investment opportunity. AB100 $901,000. "Sunset Point Resort" 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 NEW LISTING "Ceylon's Isle" "Rosewood" Tel/Fax: (242) 366-0032 cell: (242 ) 477-5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.com Tel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 VHF Channel 16 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.com Kathleen Albury, BRIEstate Agent Appraiser Joined H.G. Christie, in 2003 after five years of Real Estate experience. Based in Elbow CayChris Plummer, BRIEstate Agent Joined H.G. Christie, in 2000. Based in Green Turtle Cay Marsh Harbour, Central Cays and South AbacoBahama Palm Shores Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1,300 sq.ft. home. with 1 bedroom, 1 bath detached cottage/apartment on almost 1/2 acre lot. One Block from beach, two minute walk. # AB76 $ 225,000. Bahama Palm Shores Elegant 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 2,000 sq.ft. home. with 1 bedroom, 1 bath detached cottage/apartment on double lot over 2/3 acre Near beach Auxilary Generator. # AB87 $430,000.Marsh Harbour "Pelican Point" 3 bedroom, 3 bath home 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment 2 Acres -private dock Fabulous Views. Furnished # AB67 SOLD 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 "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.Murphy Town 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath home. Centrally Located. Newly Completed and ready for immediate occupancy. GreatValue. #AB107 WHY RENT? $142,000. 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 and best trained 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. 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. "Harbour View Villa" 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 Telephone: (242) 367 5454Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamase.mail: abaco@hgchristie.com02/01/04 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 Beachfront 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.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 Great Guana Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay and North AbacoGreat Guana Cay -"Plum Loco" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,228 sq.ft. home on almost 1/2 acre with 100' of beautiful beachfront. Tastefully Furnished and fully equipped #AB97$752,000.Great Guana Cay "Aquarium" Boat Harbour Area 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,100 sq.ft. Home. Great Elevation, Superb views Fully Equipped. #AB98 $345,000 Green Turtle Cay Family Residence 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath -2,265 sq.ft. living space on two floors on 1 1/2 secluded acres. # AB35 $945,000. Green Turtle Cay -"On De Sound" 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.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 Beachfront over 1 1/2 acres. # AB95 $925,000.Treasure Cay "Son Burns" 4 bedroom 3 bath 2,160 sq.ft. home on 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. 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 UNDER CONTRACT 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 NEW PRICE $355,000. Elbow Cay Dorros Cove 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,500 sq.ft residence with 2 bedroom, 1 bath 1,100 sq.ft guest house. Southeastern point of island. Swimming Pool Private boat slip. Superb ocean and cay views. Fully Furnished # AB112$2,100,000. NEW LISTING "Point of View" Derek A. Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker 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 Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 Cell: (242) 477-5056 e.mail: jic@oii.netJohn Cash, BRIEstate Agent Joined H.G. Christie, in 2000. Based in Treasure CayTel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.com Margot LeeEstate Agent Joined H.G. Christie, in 1998. Based in Man-O-War Cay Marsh Harbour Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 970 sq.ft. residence with 2 rental cottages. 2 bedroom, 1 bath and 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Centrally located but good privacy. Fully Furnished. Swimming Pool. Great Income Producer. # AB115 $347,000. "Blueberry Hill" NEW LISTING Marsh Harbour Commercial over 1/3 Fenced Acre 2,160 sq.ft. Showroom/Office/ Warehouse Building Great for service business or wholesaler Good relocation property for businesses expanding into Abaco from Nassau or Freeport. AB110 $290,000. NEW LISTING Commercial

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Page 12 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERER ERER ER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIESOn Green Turtle Cay : The beach: 1.46 acres on Atlantic Ocean. 135' on beach. $480,000 Two one-third acre lots on Bight O Bay beach. 90' frontage. Close to town and public dock. Fourteen lots across from Bight O Bay Beach. Water front on Inner White Sound. 1/2 acre and up. Starting at $78,650 Quiet waterfront: 1.35 acres on Black Sound, with dock, close to beach $650,000 A jewel of a hom e with pool set high on a bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco. One acre of property stunningly landscaped with wooden walkways and decks. Six buildings set out in pod arrangement. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath. Wicker and rattan furniture throughout including pieces by Tommy Bahama. $1.98 million Ocean Beach: 1/2 acre lot on high ridge with gorgeous ocean view. Many fruit trees. Five minute walk to beach. Reef close enough to swim to. $72,000 gross White Sound: NEW one-year-old furnished 3 bedroom 2 bath home within short walk of public dock, major resort, bay beach and ocean beach. Tile floors. A/C throughout. Satellite TV. Sleeps ten. Good rental history. Screened in porch. Private secluded 1/2 acre of property. $680,000 Four Three inland lots within 5 minute walk of waterfront and public dock. $47,200 ea 1/2 acre lots within 5 minute walk of public dock, water front and Green Turtle Club. $60,000-$70,000 each Bluff Harbour Furnished private home. Three bedrooms, three baths plus caretaker cottage. 2000 water front. Secluded. One acre. Boat ramp and dock site. Needs repair. Stunning new home Interior still under construction. All materials on site to complete. Truck. 2 bed 2 bath. A/C throughout. Views of ocean, Guana Cay and Sea of Abaco. $575,000 ONO Four unit income producing 2 bed 1 bath apartment complex. Fully furnished. Water views. Dock. Laundry. Two years old $700,000 plus closing G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636 Green Turtle Estates: 1/2 acre only 125 feet from ocean beach. Firm $183,000 North End: NEW! Stunning furnished hilltop, 3 bedroom, 2 bath hom with fireplace, perched 35 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Vaulted ceilings. 125 on ocean. Panoramic views of ocean through French doors, 3000 squ. ft. under roof plus 1,000 sq. ft. of screened-in porch. W/D, A/C in master bedroom plus ceiling fans throughout. One acre. $1.42 million gross Secluded two-acre parcel with house stretching from Bluff Harbour to the Sea of Abaco. Over 1000 feet of water front. Stunning views. Two bedrooms / 2 baths. New protected dock on Bluff Harbour. Gazebo on Sea of Abaco. 30,000 gallon cistern. Stand-by generator. Many mature trees. Garage. $3,000,000 NEW! The Beachouse Parcel 1.5 acres with 110' on Gillam Bay Beach. Fully furnished rental propety with excellent rental history. Parcel consists of Beach house (3 bedroom, 2 bath); Studio apartment (sleeps up to 4 people); Bungalow I (sleeps up to 4 people); Bungalow II (sleeps up to 3); and a spacious garage/workshop with electricity and concrete floor. Many mature trees with lush landscaping abound. US $1.85 million plus 7.5% to close NEW! Osprey Nest 180' on Gillam Bay Beach. 3/4 Acre. Two rental units with a total of 3 Bedroom and 3 Baths; 2 full kitchens; 2 liv/dining room areas plus decks. Large Wash-house with garage and workshop. CAn sleep up to 7 people. Within 1 mile of town. Excellent rental history. US $895,000 plus 7.5% to close Munjack Cay: One-quarter acre on beach 125 frontage $183,000 Little Ambrigris Cay: 10 acres. Dock material on site. Beautiful beach. High hill. $515,000 gross Abaco Main Land: 100 on the Sea of Abaco x 200 Near Fire Road. B$59,000 110 of Sea of Abaco x 200 with new nearly finished block 2 bedroom 2 bath house. Near Fire Road. B$177,000 Sales, Rentals and Property Management 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 Cartwright 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. Bahama Palm Shores 1065 Interior vacant lot on hill with electricity and short walk to beach. $15,000. Other lots available Marsh Harbour 1028 Two harbour front lots, Elevated and deep water. $225,000 & 325,000 Marsh Harbour Select residential home sites and commercial properties ready for building Scotland Cay Two adjacent hilltop lots close to the marina with fantastic ocean views. Call for details Guana Cay A selection of oceanfront, beachfront and inland hilltop lots with shared dockage available. Call for info. 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 Guana 1041 Two cottages on the Sea of Abaco. 2/2 1400 sq. ft. private dock, tasteful decor. $732,250 each Guana 1019 Two new adjacent cottages in settlement. Each with 2/1.5 on two floors. $200,000 ea. or $347,000 for both. REDUCED #1003 Best priced home on Elbow Cay 2/2.5 home on 17,000 sq. ft. lot. Offers sea views, central A/C, cypress tongue and groove walls and plans for a main house of 4,000 sq. ft. with 3/3.5 on two levels with wrap around patios. A MUST SEE $399,500Please call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco NEW LISTING Guana Cay Settlement 2/ 1 home in the heart of Guana Cay. Cozy and well kept. Short walk to beach and harbour. Offered $185,000 Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Fridges Freezers Satellites TVs Stereos Phones Home Appliances Car Stereos/Amps Speakers Abaco Distributors Ltd. Ph: (242) 367-2265 (242) 367-3042SALES SERVICES REPAIRS AND ACCESSORIES MONTHL Y SPECIAL SPIONEER SUBWOOFER20% OFFFRIDGE8.1 CU. FT. REG. $661.95SPEC. $529SPECIALS GOOD, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, FOR FEB. 2004 Church News Please see Church Page 13 enth Day Adventist Church and visitors from other churches filled the sanctuary to listen to speakers Linda and Danny Shelton and vocalist Darrell Marshall. The Sheltons are owners of the television station 3ABN (Three Angels Broadcating Network). This network, which can be viewed on Channel 57, not only preaches the gospel but advocates healthy lifestyles for all through its health and food programming. This station has a wide viewer base on Abaco and many Abaconians were excited to hear these speakers that they have enjoyed seeing on television. Also in attendance was Dr. Leonard Johnson, President of the Bahamas Conference of Seventh Day Adventists and President of the Northern Bahamas Mission. The rally team spent the previous evening in Nassau and were scheduled to fly to Grand Bahama for another rally following their visit to Abaco. It was stated that the year 2003 saw a significant growth of Adventists in The Bahamas. Linda Shelton opened the rally by encouraging people to seek Gods direction. Her husband, Danny, recalled how he was at one time a carpenter when he received Gods call to begin a television ministry. He spoke of the wonders of technology enabling a signal to be beamed 22,300 miles into space and how technology these days enables the gospel to be spread. He went on to tell of the millions of people who have recently been converted to Christianity throughout the world and especially in such countries as Russia and India. He gave a message to the congregation; God has a reason for you. At the end of the evening people were able to purchase tapes and CDs recorded by Darrell Marshall and his accompanist, Tommy Shelton. Church members spent the ten days prior to the rally busily constructing walls, painting, cleaning, gardening and generally getting their church ready for the visit of the rally team. Several members of the Abaco community pitched in to assist the members of the church when they saw the efforts they were making to not only beautify the church property but also the surrounding neighbourhood. Businesses and private individuals kindly donated many of the supplies needed for this beautification. The Ground breaking ceremonies took place on January 11 for a new church building for Change Ministries of Marsh Harbour. Change Ministries is the church begun by Pastor Samuel Cornish, who has a rapidly growing membership. The location for the new church will be on Forest Drive west of South Side Road. Shown here is Bishop Clifford Henfield on the left with Pastor Cornish. Change Ministries now meets upstairs at Dove Plaza. RallyFrom Page 1 E-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.oceanblueproperties.com

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 Abaco Real Estate Agency, Ltd.Abacos oldest and most experienced Real Estate AgencyGuana Cay Subdivision Scotland Cay Waterfront See additional listings below or on our website.P.O. Box AB-20404 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Ph:(242) 367-2719 Fax:(242) 367-2359 Web:www.abacobahamas.comBest Development in Abaco A Private, Residential Community on the Sea of Abaco in the heart of Marsh Harbour, Abaco Next door to Regattas of Abaco Lots starting at B$ 92,000EXCLUSIVE LISTINGRoyal Harbour Marsh Harbour lot #26 consisting of 14,583 sq. ft. Offered at: $117,000 Escape Hatch Newly furnished and fully equipped 2 bed/2 bath condo unit at Regattas of Abaco in the heart of Marsh Harbour. Features island motif decor, brand new GE appliances, central A/C, porch overlooking garden and harbour views. Offered at: $252,000 Dorros Cove Elbow Cay lots #39 & #40 offered as one parcel. Approx. 220 X 220 fabulous unobstructed ocean views. Offered at: $310,000. Will consider selling separately for $160,000 Each 110 X 220 Leisure Lee Deep water protected canal lots, approx. one-acre in size with average water frontage of 100 ft Offered from: $60,000 Interior lots from $25,000 Marnies Landing Elbow Cay 15 lots Acre with private boat slips from: $280,000 Marsh Harbour New Exclusive Listing near Crossing Beach/Ferry Dock 2 Acres residential with 196 waterfront. Offered at: $599,000 Sugar Loaf Cay 2.6 Acres waterfront on Sugar Loaf Cay Lot #7A. Great investment. Offered at: $260,000 White Sound Elbow Cay Interior lot 100 X 378 great Atlantic views. Offered at: $168,000Only 6 lots remaining in a 15 lot subdivision in Guana Cay for sale exclusively by Abaco Real Estate Agency. The property is located approximately 1 mile south of Guana Cays main settlement and is accessible by golf cart or by boat. Amenities include: community dock, graded roads, all lots surveyed, subdivision runs from sea to sea. All lots have fabulous views of the Sea of Abaco or the Atlantic Ocean. Average lot sizes ar 21,000 sq. ft. Offered from: $110,000 New Exclusive Listing Scotland Cay Acre waterfront. Only parcel on S. W. Side with fabulous white powder beach, great elevations and breathtaking views. This property wont last. Offered at: $695,000 Mens, Womens & Childrens Wear T-Shirts Infants Clothing Household Items LuggageQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh HarbourMon Sat 8:30 am 5:30 pmTel: 367-2017Spooners CJs Welding & Machine ShopAluminum, Stainless & Black Iron Welding Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & RepairMarsh Harbour Phones: 367-4011 or 367-4879 Fax: 367-4018 Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & TrailersOn the waterfront at the end of Key Club Rd. More Church News ChurchFrom Page 12 landscaping in front of the church has certainly enhanced the area.Church Now Has Wheel Chair RampBy Jennifer Hudson St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town is now wheelchair accessible thanks to the generosity of the Mens Fellowship Group. The men clubbed together to purchase all the materials, then donated their time one Saturday morning to build a wheelchair ramp. The outside ramp has been completed and the men are now ready to donate their energies on another Saturday morning to build a ramp inside the church between the outer and inner doors. The idea for the ramp took seed in the minds of the Mens Fellowship Group after they heard a talk at the church by Dr. Marion Crayton, a final year seminary student at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., whose special ministry is with the disabled. She recently spent two weeks on Abaco working with the students at the Every Child Counts School. During her talks to several church groups she stressed the need for disabled people to be brought out more into the community and provisions be made for them to lead fuller and more fruitful lives. There is already one wheelchair bound person who attends St. Andrews Methodist Church, so the Mens Group decided to make it easier for that member to attend the services. They hope that other churches and places in the community will begin to make their premises wheelchair accessible and thus more friendly towards the disabled.Ground BreakingBy Jennifer Hudson A ground breaking ceremony took place on January 11th for the new church building of Change Ministries. This church, which is to be erected on a site in Murphy Town, is scheduled for completion by the end of this year. Measuring 80 feet by 120 feet, it will seat 400 people and. is slated to be state-of-the-art. The pastor of the church is Pastor Samuel Cornish, who acted as moderator for the ceremony. Several church members were in attendance. Following an exhortation to church members by Bishop Clifford Henfield to be faithful in their tithing for the new building, the soil was turned by Pastor Samuel Cornish. Bro. Terrel Russell unveiled the sign announcing the site of the church and the service concluded with a prayer of dedication by Bishop Henfield. Change Ministries began in September 2002 with eleven members. The membership has now grown to 150 persons, the majority of whom are young people. There is a very active youth ministry here with youth groups, fellowship meetings for young men and two Praise Dance teams. Until the new church building is complete, Change Ministries services will continue to be held at Dove Plaza.

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Page 14 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax SANDPIPER BEACH Top of the Rock situated on two elevated ocean front lots with natural and tropical gardens. Main house 1 bed / 1 bath with detached 2 bed / 1 bath guest accommodations plus additional 400 sq. ft. entertainment / bunk house efficiency. Great holiday beach property. $2,100,000 CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above. $1,292,000 Another World This name gives you an idea of this special family island beach home. 5 bed/ 5 bath CBS house on world reknown Treasure Cay beach with many features/ extras including a van and golf cart. Areal MUST SEE $1,440,000 Serenity A real Estate property. Modern 4 bed/4.5 bath, 5600 sq. ft., two storey CBS home with incredible ocean views. Upper level extra large, open concept living/dining/kitchen with outdoor covered balcony and master en-suite bed/bath. Lower level 2 bed/2 bath, lounge, wet bar plus additional bed/bath and double garage. Property has two fully landscaped lots with 290 feet ocean front. Special property with many, many additional features including 2 bed/1 bath caretakers cottage. $3,800,000 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!$215,000 GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATES Safe Harbour Canal front with excellent elevation. Octagonal 825 sq. ft. garage / efficiency guest house with plans for main house. Dock with power in place. Must see.$369,000 Laguna brand new canal front, octagonal home,fully furnished, 3 bed/ 2 bath, modern open concept, living/dining/kitchen plus partially covered deck. Perfect island retreat for some lucky family $676,500 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% closing WINDWARD BEACH Seaclusion Ocean front CBS house, 2 bed / 2 bath plus detached 20 x 30 2-car garage with extra bath. House has wonderful view as well as prevailing tradewinds $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 PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 3 bed / 2.5 bath -12 ft. wide slip$302,500 Phase II 2 bed / 2 bath, 18 wide slip$315,000 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 4 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip$224,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 1 bed / 1 bath $113,000 VILLAS Beach Villa Subdivision Garden villa 2 bed / 2 bath extra features $157,300 ROCK POINT Apartment 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. $1,080,000 TREASURE HOUSES Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool / waterfall 2 bed / 2 bath octagonal house$356,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other features Starting at $475,000 Plus 14% closing BRIGANTINE BAY ESTATES "Sea Cliff" newly completed 2 storey CBS home fully furnished. Living / dining / kitchen downstairs, bed rooms upstairs. Direct greenway access to Treasure Cay beach MOTIVATED SELLER $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. $430,500 LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE Blue House One-of-a-kind beach front home designed by the Architect / Owner for family and beach living. 5 bed / 4 bath, large living / dining area with modern kitchen, wrap-around deck. Many, many extra features. $2,100,000 Trident/Turquoise Seas You cannot be more on thebeach than in this special home. Offering 3 bed / 31/2 bath in the main house with detached garage /bed / bath / attic plus storage. Vast deck oceanside with widows walk. WOW! $2,520,000 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 VACANT LOTS AVALABLE Windward Beach / Oceanfront beginning at $150,000 Canal Frontbeginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interiorbeginning at $25,000 SOLD OFF THE MARKET Natanyas left us now, thats hard to say. You never know what happens and what comes your way, She had a smile like no other,that will make your heart feel right, She made your day seem better and your future bright, She was special to us, she was loved by many, Shed help us with problems even if there werent any. Shell live in our hearts foreverWE LOVE YOU TANYA. MS. GAITOR AND HOME ROOM CLASS 12RGIn Loving Memory OfNatanya Gaitor1987-2002 The funeral service and interment for Priscilla Ann Burrows 84, of Crossing Rocks was held on January 17 in Nassau. She is survived by children Clifford Dean, Sidney Bain, Marion Smith-Pratt and Minera Butler-Sunders; grandchildren Quincy Smith Pratt, Kenyan Butler, Christopher Jr, Patrick and Victoria Pratt, Mandisa Parkinson and Naaman Butler, Priscilla Bain, Addina Boyd-Johnson, Royann, Sandra, Rochelle and Michelle; great-grandchildren Niajee and Debari Butler, Quincy Jr, Taquan and Jahquincyia Smith Pratt, Marvin Johnson, Keith Walker, Jeffinique Nottage and Elsie Bain, Justin Nottage, Latonia, Ashantia, Raulnell and Festus; brothers Edmund and George Burrows; sisters Madeline Major and Maria Dorsette; numerous nieces and nephews; sons-in-law Christopher Pratt Sr. and Philip Saunders; daughters-in-law Beulah WalkerBain and Mavis Miller-Dean; brothers-inlaw Percy Major and James Dorsette; sisters-in-law Shirley, Alice and Maria Burrows and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Kenneth Owen 72, of Marsh Harbour was held on January 24 at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour. Rev. Dr. Earl Hepburn officiated assisted by Catechist Benjamin Pinder. Interment was in the Dundas Town Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Catherine Owen; daughter Angharad Owen; Llwellyn Owen; sister Sylven Davies; brothers-in-law Bryn Davies, Leon Swain, Errol Curry, Boris Delancey and Linky McQueen; sisters-in-law Beth Owen, Mavis McQueen, Virginia Curry, Rose Rolle, Fredrica Gardiner, Cola Swain, Ettamae Swain and Era Gibson; daughter-in-law DAdra Owen; nieces Lesley, Hillary and Dee Delancey, Christine Pinder, Sylvia, Petline and Emaline Green, Caroline Swain, Edith and Stephanie Davis, Dianne Rolle, Adamae Deveaux, Victoria Archer, Jean Owen, Carys, Sioned, Teleri and Rhian Davies; nephews Zane Delancey, Shane Sturrup, Sinclair Swain, Steffan Curry, Cecil, Roger, Jace, Uriel and Roy Delancey, Kenneth, Dennis and Gareth Owen, Gareth, Iwan, Arwel and Gethin Davies; grandnieces; grandnephews; his family in Wales; and many other family and friends. Josilia Clerisier 38, of Marsh Harbour passed away on January 18. She is survived by her husband Seleson Odeus; children Joanna Clerisier, Denise, Wendy and Merlene Odeus; mother Charitable Antoine; father Josieus Clerisier; sisters Panous Clerisier, Josette Anouse, Lisele, Suzanna, Roseandrea and Delagrace; brothers Lavaner, Johnny, Basien, Aliece, Baliece and Velieus; aunt Rose Antoine; uncles Jean, David and Mark Antoine and Shodius Valsaint; cousins Alberti, Rosina, Bernice, Versilia, Beverly, Charlencia, Carlene, Monica, Christine,Obituaries of Family and FriendsShayshe, Billy, Frederick, Kenny and Maxon; and many other relatives and friends.

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15Man-O-War #0331 Elegant 3 bedroom, 3 bath island beauty comprising 3,200 sq ft. with all modern day features. Features include Corian counter tops, six-burner stove, dance studio, hobby room, wine cellar, barbeque pit and much much more. Relax on the large wrap-around decks and take in the breathtaking views of the turquoise Atlantic Ocean. Property includes guest cottage with 2 beds and 2 baths and ocean views as well. The well landscaped lawn adds charm to this lovely home. Only steps away to a white sandy beach. The lucky owner of this home will have an island paradise. $1,610,000 Mailin Sands mailin@mlrealty.netLIGHTBOURN REALTYMarsh Harbour Office (242) 367-2992 Fax (242) 367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasHope Town Representative Ainsley Harrison Hope Town, Abaco Phone 242 366-0338 Email: ainsley@mlrealty.net Marsh Harbour Office Treasure Cay #1322Three bedroom two bath home near beache and golf course. Fantastic home in a great location. Fully furnished and ready to enjoy. Offered at $265,000MAKING REAL ESTATE REAL EASYwww.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Guana Cay 3 b/2 b home with views of the Sea of Abaco. Private dock and lovely landscaped yard. $650,000 Casuarina Point NEW LISTING! Two adjacent lots on the canal, set back on the waterway, protected and private. Call for more details! Yellow Wood Vacant lot, call for details. Casuarina Point vacant lot 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. Leisure Lee Best priced canal lot. $45,000 Pelican Shores Elevated harbour front lots available, one of a kind location in Marsh Harbour. Starting at $225,000 Sand Banks vacant property on the highway to Treasure Cay, motivated seller, bring offers. Call fore details Hill Creek 4.8 acres with 50+ elevations and 100 of waterfront. $130,000 Guana Cay Half acre lots, ocean and hilltop interior lots. All lots have beach access. Call for pricing Guana Cay 4 b/2 b house with a self contained apartment with 2 b/1 b, on lovely Boat Harbour. Gorgeous views of the sea, features private dock. $699,000 Boat Harbour Gorgeous views of the sea, features private dock $699,000 Bahama Coral Island Vacant interior lot in growing sub-division. Short drive to Marsh Harbour. Financing available. $15,000 Man-O-War Cay -SunSplash #5082 4 bed, 3 bath island home beauty. Situated on 1.189 acres this home features lots of privacy, Bahamian-built furniture, close to town and includes a guest cottage. Watch the sunrise every morning from the extensive patios and enjoy the views of the turquoise Atlantic Ocean. Step off this property and sink your toes in soft powder white sand. This home was built by Man-O-War carpenters who are known for their great building skills. A rare and unique offering. Here is your chance to own a piece of paradise. $1,970,000 Green Turtle Cay Office Chris Farrington BRI Office (242) 365-4695 Fax (242) 365-4697 Email: chris.f@batelnet.bs P.O. Box AB 22758, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Casuarina Point #1392 Lovely canal front home with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. Features a Bahama room, screened-in porch, large, well kept, landscaped yard, with tool shed and storage building. A bone fishermans paradise. UNDER CONTRACT Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores #5078 Lovely 2 bed 2 1/2 bath home in one of the most desired locations. Features open living area, ceramic tile through out, laundry room and a private dock. This home commands a gorgeous view of the sea of Abaco. FANTASTIC LISTING! $940,000 Treasure Cay 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath waterfront home with swimming pool. Tastefully furnished and tiled throughout. This is a must see. Offered at $633,000 Green Turtle Cay #0333 Two bedroom / two bathroom house with a dock. The modern interior consists of two dining areas, an island bar, living room and kitchen. All front rooms overlook the 150' dock and harbour of White Sound. This is the last available deep water property on White Sound, Green Turtle Cay. $850,000 Green Turtle Cay #0272 Island getaway perched high on a bluff overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Three bedroom three and one half bathroom comprising 3,289 sq. ft. of living area and plenty of decks leading to and surrounding the swimming pool. Fantastic sunsets await you at this brand new home. Offered at $1,980,000 Green Turtle Cay #5077 Located in the heart of a story book Colonial village, this 150-year-old landmark has been meticulously maintained in its original decor. Consisting of 10 guest rooms, a 40-seat restaurant, lounge, pool and patio. A rare find that will allow you to enjoy a lifestyle reminiscent of the old days. Offered at $1,780,000 Green Turtle Cay High on a bluff, 1/3 acre waterfront lot boasts spectacular views of the Sea of Abaco and breathtaking sunsets. Near resorts and marinas. $338,000 Green Turtle Cay 1/2 acre lot virtually on the Atlantic Beach. $210,000 Green Turtle Cay Ocean view lot 200 ft. from the beach. $95,000 Cherokee Sound #5083 3 bed/ 2 bath home in clean tidy settlement. Has utility room, large kitchen, sunken living room, mini split A/C, well-kept lawn, work shop and storage building. House comes with a dock slip on the creek. $360,000 Long Beach #5084 A magnificent beach lot in a development about a 30-minute drive South of Marsh Harbour. Runs approx. 100'+/on the beach. US$65,000 Orchid Bay #5056 A beautiful development in the postcard pretty town of Guana Cay. Amenities include tennis, pool, on site restaurant and marina. Bay front lots, beachfront lots and interior lots featuring elevations are available. Dont miss the chance to own your piece of Paradise. Call for details. Man-O-War #9999 Vacant property in the heart of postcard pretty cay. Within close walking distance of a beach, grocery store, restaurants and other conveniences. SOLD Green Turtle Cay near beach and public dock 1/4 acre lot cleared and planted with fruit trees. Only $45,000 Treasure Cay one lot behind greenway and canal. Great builders lot with views of canal. $35,000 Treasure Cay Lot near golf course and beach. $25,000 Sandy Point #5072 One and a half story house with 3 beds/2 baths. Also utility room, garage and boat house. Sits on two acres of lovely beachfront property. An ideal area for those who love bonefishing and deep sea fishing. Call today! $450,000New ListingElbow Cay #5017 A 3 b/2 b home on ocean front lot. Open floor plan, has views of the cool blue Atlantic Ocean. Features private pool, spacious decks and a 12 KW generator. $955,000

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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 359-6658Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Houses and Apartments For RentClassified Advertisements 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 Buying? Selling?Need Qualified Help?Want more business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 Island Property ManagementJulie Farrington & Leslie SawyerP.O. Box AB-22758 Green Turtle Cay Abaco Tel: (242) 365-4695 or 365-4047 email: ipmjulie@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/ipm Vacations Rentals RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSGreat 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 apartment, furnished, electricty & water included. Call 367-2107 Marsh Harbour weekly rental If you love shopping with us, youll love staying with us at Iggy Biggy Bungalows. Brand new 1 or 2 bdrm beautifully furnished villas. For info call 367-3596 on Abaco or (561) 207-6870. www.iggybiggy.com Marsh Harbour one bedroom apartment. Ideal for single person. Contact 367-2373 for details. Marsh Harbour Sweetings Track 2 furnished apts. each 2 bed / 2 bath, includes gas and water.$1100 month. Call 367-3667 Treasure Cay 2 bed / 2 bath villa, long term rental, furnished, ceramic tile. Located on Solomons parking lot. Call 365-4105 Caribbean constructors ltd.Sand & Quarry Cracker Dust Rock Local 3/8" 3/4" Rock Imported ditto Pea Rock Imported Concrete Blocks6"x 8"x 16" 8"x 8"x 16"Monday Friday 7 am 4 pmP.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2502Deliveries throughout Abaco Korean Fishing Boats Are DockedThis photo shows the 45-foot fishing boats that were brought into the Bahamas from Korea. They have become very controversial and it is not clear yet whether they will be released or not. A Bahamian company has arrangements to fish for live fish to be shipped back to Korea. The boats were accompanied by a 94-foot mother ship which would have processed the catch out at sea. Discovering that Bahamian law does not allow fish processing at sea, the mother ship has been converted into a fishing vessel. A Bahmian company now claims to own the boats and a few Koreans have been retained to teach advanced fishing methods to Bahamian crews. The last word was that the boats were impounded at Morgans Bluff, Andros, after being released by Customs. Many feel that the type of fishing these boats would do would quickly deplete our fisheries resource. The Koreans want to teach Bahamian fishermen how to fish to make the industry much more profitable. Remember to Subscribe to To Keep up with All the News of the IslandThe Abaconian

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 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 Bahama Palm Shores 3 lot parcels, Lots 5, 6 & 7, Block 22, Section 4, short walk to beach. $30,000. Call 242-554-8411 Dundas Town Incomplete, unfurnished hill top house 3 bed / 2 1/2 bath, w/ carport and washroom. Lot #17. Call 367-5209 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 / 2 bath with rental guest apartment. Call 242-365-5113 or e-mail fsands02@hotmail.com Little Harbour water front, 3/2, decks, screened porch, furnished. By owner. 242-3663509 or fineart@abacoinet.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 850-2308212 or 242-366-3515 in Little Harbour to see cottage. Lubbers Quarters 2 bed / 3 bath house, private boat slip, 3 story furnished on the hill. Good rental history. By owner. Ph. 359-6506 or 321768-9642 www.oceanviewcottage.com/sale.html 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 Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Tract, 100 x 100 lot, good elevation. $30,000 Call Don 3656149 (nights) Marsh Harbour Sweetings Village Lots for sale 100 x 100 $25,000. Call 367-5978 Scotland Cay home, Sea of Abaco waterfront Lg 3bed/3bath, modern CBS, just remodeled, great view, dock, 35' marina slip, landing rights, completely furnished $910,000. By Owner:561-746-3337 or 242-367-5432 signal33@bellsouth.net Houses and Land For SaleClassified Advertisements PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE 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. 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 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 Sandra Evans, BRIMultiple-listing Broker sandra@abacorealtor .com East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com The Best Service in Abaco Homes Property Beach frontSuperb Eastern Shores offering: 30,000 square feet sea to sea, dock, guest house, elevation, fireplace, widows walk. MUIST SEE $975,000 Immaculate Regattas retrest: 2 bedroms/ 2 baths, oversize condominium, quiet building, move-in condition, pool, tennis, beach. $265,000 Treasure 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 Bahama Coral Island: Great starter lot or invest for retirement. $9000 Bahama Palm Shores: View properties. $20,000 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 Secluded Hill Top: 1 acre homesites with stunning views and Sea of Abaco access. $58,800 Bahama Palm Shores: Family homesite in best developed area. $21,000 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 My Island Home: excellent value in Artists Colony. 3 bed/2 bath, huge covered deck, great elevation and spectacular view. $279,000 Treasure Cay two lots, canal or ocean view, financing available. Call 365-8749 Treasure Cay House Priced for Quick Sale, 2 miles south of Treasure Cay. Good location, Good view, Good price. Call 365-8028 Price BustersFrom Page 1B Minister Wisdom emphasized the need to encourage entrepreneurship and economic development of our country. He wished to suggest to Bahamians that we can do great things for the Bahamas in business. He advised all in attendance to think big. The sky is the limit and Bahamians should not box themselves in. The Bahamas needs some big thinkers. Mrs. Pauline Davis-Thompson, three-time gold medalist in the Olympics, was on Abaco to assist with the opening of the Price Busters store in Marsh Harbour. She gave autographs at Price Busters the previous day and is shown here with two of her admirers, Faneisha Archer on the left and Lynzandria Archer on the right. Remember Ads inThe AbaconianBring ResultsOlympian Gold Medalist Visits

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Page 18 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 The low cost maintenance of pavers and the ease of replacing units within these areas make them ideal materials for exteriors. With over 250 designer colors to choose from American Pavers has a multitude of uses for both residential and commercial properties.Sold in a variety of shapes to suite your style 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 Monday Friday 8:30am 5:00pm Daily or Weekly rates After school care Owner Debbie Albury Safe Supervised ChildcareLocated in Marsh Harbour behind Jamies Place in the old gym building. Opening in December Call for more information. Ages 6 weeks to 3 years Also after school kids.(242) 359-6206 This very unusual banana plant was grown by Silbert Sawyer of Marsh Harbour. It has two stalks of bananas growing on opposite sides of the tree. Usually when a banana plant produces two stalks, they are twins, both growing out of the same side of the tree. Mr. Sawyer, originally from Cherokee Sound, has always been very successful in growing plants. He and his wife grow fruit, then produce delicious jams, jellies and preserves under the name of Esthers Kitchen.Double Banana Stalk Is Unusual SupportCitizens Against CrimeWorking to Keep Our Crime DownHe plans to add more culture and sporting events to these festivities. He is also concerned about the food and music being WisdomFrom Page 1 served and played at the regattas and homecomings. Visitors should be exposed to our native cuisine and music. Bahamians should be proud of their culture. Well Done Drilling ServicesSpecializing inWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems: 350GPD to 200,000GPDExcavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles plantedTrenching: Trenching for underground utility services We serve all of Abaco including the caysCall us today for a free consultationMarsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842

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February 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 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. 84 Chevrolet Chevette $600 Call 367-2677 90 Jeep Wrangler, good running order. $6000 OBO ph 367-0124 93 Toyota Camry. Call for price. Phone 3672326 days 94 S-10 Chevy. Can be seen by ferry dock office. Call 365-6149 95 Chevy Astro Mark III conv. van fully loaded, runs great, custom velor seats, dual AC/ heat, 17 rims, 2 batt, 140 amp. alt, $4K+ stereo, 9, 7 TV-DVD/VCR, surr sound. Asking $20,500 OBO Ph 365-8248 or 359-6126 15 Boston Whaler, 70 HP Evinrude, $9000 OBO Call Josh 365-4032 17 Mako 1985 w/1995 90 HP Yamaha, new dodger, ship to shore, DF, console cover, GPS, Bimini, cushions. Good shape. DUTY PAID. $8000 OBO Call 365-6433 18.5 Albury Bros boat. 4 stroke 100 HP Yamaha, VHF, S/S Bimini top w/enclosure, rocket launcher, compressor box. $21,000 firm. Call 365-4402 / 365-4033 21' Contender, 1998, 150 HP Mercury, TTop, VHF, AM/FM Cassette, XM satellite GPS, fish finder, trim tabs, trailer, excellent condition. Duty paid. $25,000. Call Jim 803478-4764. 22' Mako 224, 1985, T-Top, VHF, Color recorder, GPS, Stereo, 1997 Mariner (Merc) 225 HP, 350 hrs, aluminum trailer, excellent condition. Duty paid. $18,900. Call Jim 803-4784764 Attention Ladies! Order Mary Kay the worlds best-selling quality cosmetics and skin care products for all skin colors and types. For information call (242) 375-8253 23 Seacraft Sportfish 225 Merc, view at Lighthouse Marina $18,500 OBO Call 367-3596 23 Seacraft 1986, 200 Yamaha, excellent cond, Bimini top, depth finder, new paint. 365-8895 after 5 p.m. 24 Boston Whaler Outrage , twin 200 Yamahas, side dive access door. DUTY PAID $25,000 OBO Call 359-6342 25 Sea Cat wtih twin 115 hp Mercury engines, nearly new, hynautic/hytrac steering, new batteries, depth finder, T top, outriggers, rocket launcher with back rest, GPS, fresh water wash down, new bottom job. A must see! Serious enquires call 359-6585 days from 7-5. Excellent condition, ready for fishing. 27 Albin Cabin Cruiser, 1986, 140 HP Yanmar diesel. DUTY PAID. $30,000 OBO Call after 5. 365-4261 32 Classic Bristol CB Sloop shoal draft, Recently refitted with Awlgrip, new sails, new standing and running rigging, new jib furler, new self-tailing winches and new Yanmar 27 HP diesel. DUTY PAID. Asking $22,000. Call Tony Bennett, 366-0339 or Ted Krafft 3660005 75 ft. Fiberglass trawler with dual freezers, 22.5 ft. wide, KT 1150 Cummins Diesel, 30 KW generator, cort nozzle, loaded with electronics, fiberglass fuel tanks. Fuel capacity 7500 gal, 1500 gal. fresh water capacity. Currently working in the South Atlantic. $195,000 Call Jack at 912-832-5153 for more information. Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS 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 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 COMMERCIAL SERVICES MERCHANDISE FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE Abaco Electric Motor & Generator RepairsRewind HP 200 HP Motors Drills Air Compressor Repairs Batteries Chargers Welding Machine Sanders Motor Controls SawsSonith Lockhart 367-3273Forest Drive, Dundas Town BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE SUPPLY DEPOTHotel, Restaurant & Commercial Supplies Over 1000 Items in Stock Blue Warehouse on S.C. Bootle Hwy. Ph:/Fax: (242) 367-2128 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. BARTENDER/WAITRESS Bluff House Beach Hotel seeks experienced bartender and waitress for a live-in-property position. Good rates of pay. Contact David Phillips 365-4247 tel, 365-4248 fax HELP WANTED SUNSHINE TRUCKINGFor all your trucking needs Authorized Trained Dealer for TyrFil The Worlds Foremost DeflationProof Tire SystemCall Now 367-4061 Fax 3668 For Industrial, Off-the-Road, Golf Cart, Wheelbarrow, Motorcycle, Car & Truck Tires VEHICLES FOR SALE97 Toyota Pick-up, runs great, const. rack. Must see. $6000 OBO Call 367-3596 2000 Daewoo Tico, 4 speed, excellent condition, low mileage. $6500 OBO Call 365-6504 AWS Abacom Wireless SystemCoconut TelegraphsDiesel Mechanic Wireless Internet Provider Mechanical/Electrical and Minor Boat Repairs Rohan SpicerP.O. Box AB 20078, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Mobile: 242-554-8188 Work: 242-367-3760 E-mail: bigboyzhome@hotmail.com A subscription to The Abaconianis your best way to keep up with the growth of Abaco. Get information on: Government projects Immigration policies Construction projects Resort & restaurant changes Road, airport & dock uipgrades Local Government decisions Community events Airline changes New business ventures Electric and phone policies See page 9 for informationRoad Safety Is Everyones Responsibility The following persons have recently applied for Bahamian Citizenship as posted in the Nassau newspapers. This may not be an inclusive listing. NameResidence Date Clerveau, ArameneMH26 Nov 03 Lubin, EronneMH 2 Dec 03 St. Germain, JohnsonMH11 Dec 03 Petit-Frere, OdeseHT11 Dec 03 Delemagilot,Magdeline RoseMH22 Dec 03 Furman, John Bernard JrMH19 Jan 04

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Page 20 The Abaconian February 1, 2004 Nathan Key Drive,Marsh Harbour,Abaco Tel:242-367-2601/2 Fax:242-367-2731 Open MonSat from 8:00 am:00 pm,Sun from 9:00 am:00 pmDisclaimer: Prices good while supplies last.See store for details. Savebigon red tag items everywhere Sweets for your sweetie: Dont forget Valentines Day Saturday, February 14,2004 SuperBowl Sunday: February 1,2004 From chips to steaks to big screen TVs, get ready for the big game!Great savings in every aisle. Look for the red tag and SAVE. OPEN MON SAT FROM 8 AM 7 PM & SUN 9 AM 2 PM Red Tag Sale going on now!