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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 12, NUMBER 5, MARCH 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 Constitutional Changes Are DiscussedCommission Holds Meetings in Coopers Town and Marsh HarbourThe Hon. Cynthia Pratt, Deputy Prime Minister, officially opened a new police station on Moores Island on February 20. It will be staffed by two officers. A large crowd was present to listen to Mrs. Pratt speak about how crime prevention is a joint effor t between the police and the community. She hopes to assign a female officer to that station to present a softer image. Members of the Royal Bahamas Police Band were on hand to entertain. See further details on page 7.Senator Edison Key ResignsThe Constitutional Commission held two meetings on Abaco on February 10, one in Coopers Town and the other in Marsh Harbour. The Hon. Paul Adderley and Mr. Michael Barnett along with Pastor Rex Major, Ms. Tara Cooper and Mrs. Brenda Sawyer were in Marsh Harbour while Mr. Harvey Tynes, Q.C. conducted the meeting in Coopers Town. Mr. Adderley and Mr. Tynes are the co-chairmen of the Commission. The purpose of the meetings was to initiate discussions of proposed constitutional changes. In December 2002 the Prime Minister appointed the Constitutional Commission to make recommendations which they have now complied into a booklet. The booklet summarizes in simple terms the provisions of the Constitution and mentions some of the areas under consideration for changes. In addition to summarizing the provisions of the present Constitution, the booklet mentions some of the deficiencies of the Constitution and suggests amendments and reform. It informs the general population of the proposed changes. The Commission feels that there needs to be increased education of the public as to the provisions in the current Constitution to prepare the country for debating proposed changes. The Commission began holding meetings in Nassau and Freeport the end of last year and have now begun visiting the Family IsPlease see Constitution Page 2 Mr. Paul Adderley, an elder statesman who worked 30 years ago on the present Bahamian Constitution, was in Marsh Harbour to discuss proposed changes to it. He is shown here along with two other Constitution Commission members, Ms. Tara Cooper and Mrs. Brenda Sawyer.Paul Adderley Discussed Proposed Constitutional ChangesPolice Station Opens in Moores IslandFlea Market Benefits SchoolThe Man-O-War School holds a flea market annually in February to raise funds for needed supplies. Once again the event was successful. For more details see page 4. Senator Edison Key submitted his letter of resignation as Senator to the Prime Ministers office on January 10 effective immediately. However, the public was not aware of his action until he made it public on February 17 in an interview with a Nassau newspaper. The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, denied knowledge of receiving the letter. However, the procedure for resigning from Please see Key Page 22

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Page 2 The Abaconian March 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 BIKESlands with these two meetings on Abaco. The meeting in Marsh Harbour was attended by more than 50 persons who were attentive and who asked many questions and made many comments. The evening began with Mr. Adderley giving background information on the course of history leading up the current Constitution. The Bahamas did not have a written constitution until 1963. At that time the United Kingdom was dismantling the British Empire and The Bahamas was wanting more responsibility at the local level. During the period of 1963 to 1973 the Bahamas had a Premier and in 1968 the country had its first Bahamian Premier, Sir Roland Symonette. The title was changed to Prime Minister in 1968. Our present Constitution was adopted in 1973 and is virtually identical to the constitutions in other Caribbean colonies which became independent. The Constitution was made by the British and is based on British laws. Because our country is made up of many islands, there are many more ideas and diverse opinions and the Commissions is wanting input from the people. It also makes the country much harder to develop and govern. The Constitution determines what kind of government we have. The Commission realizes that Nassau is not The Bahamas and every island will be considered. One of the specific objectives of the review is to strengthen fundamental freedoms and rights of individuals and to examine the structure of the executive authority. Ms. Cooper addressed the group representing Bahamians who were born after 1973 and has no preconceived ideas of what changes should be made. The Commission is not an opinion shaping or influencing body because any amendments recommended will go back to the people for final approval. Some of the basic concepts to be discussed follow. Does the country wants to remain a monarchy with the Queen as head of state? Should the country have a Governor General who is appointed by the Queen, but who, in reality, is chosen by the Prime Minister? If the country became a republic rather than a monarchy, should the Prime Minister be elected directly by the people? For example, the president of the United States is elected directly by the people. The power of the prime minister is extensive, he makes his own agenda, has the support of the majority of legislators and appoints judges. Should he be able to call an election at will? Should the role of the Senate be changed so that it is not so political? Should the way senators are selected by changed, perhaps elected? At present Cabinet is made up entirely of legislators. Should that be continued or should the cabinet to be made up other persons with knowledge in various areas? What type of democracy does that the country want, a parliamentary or a republic? At present, it is a parliamentary democracy. The third branch of the government is the judicial. Should the prime minister have the power to appoint and remove judges. Should judges by appointed by merit. Should The Bahamas use the Privy Council as the ultimate court of appeals or should there be another court to replace the Privy Council. Should the prime minister have the power to appoint public officers. Should heMeetings Discuss Constitutional Changes ConstitutionFrom Page 1 The meeting held in Marsh Harbour to discuss Constitutional changes was well attended and the participants brought up many relevant issues. Shown here is Mr. Frederik Gottlieb making a few points. The views of the people were recorded and will be considered by the Commission before they make their final recommendations to government. Please see Constitution Page 21 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 welcomeAdd a focal point to your foyer or patio with a bronze sculpture Open 7 days a weekFF FF F ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until 13 miles South of Marsh Harbour, by road or boat Website: www.petespub.com e-mail: pete@petespub.com P.O. 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Page 4 The Abaconian March 1, 2004 Great Guana CayRealty Office OpensBy the Guana Observer Guana Cay Realty, the first fully licensed, full service real estate office, began doing business on February 1st. Victor Patterson of Sea Grape Realty in Marsh Harbour is the broker and Bruce McDaniel is the manager. The primary mission of the business will be property sales and rentals of vacation homes. His enthusiasm and energy extend beyond just real estate. Guana Cay Realty is housed in a building that fulfills the essential requirement of all businesses: Location. Situated at the head of the government dock on Guana, it is the first thing that visitors arriving by Alburys Ferry see as they come ashore. Contact information on Guana Cay is 242-365-5155 and e-mail is guanacayrealty@yahoo.comMan-O-War CayBy Scorch AlburySchool NewsThe end of February has been eventful for Man-O-War. We had our annual Flea Market and did very well. The usual second hand items, dog-eared paperback books and assortment of fleas were marketed with great success. Man-O-War All Age Schools teachers, parents, students and community members raised a lot of money. I personally was on the countin committee and boy, dat was a lot of cheeseburgers. A sincere thank you to all of Abaco for helping our school on its big day. Our school principal Mrs. Kellie Janes along with Mr. Larry Elkins, Ms. Patricia Bethel and Ms. Mary Lou Vaeth would like to thank all of those, especially Man-O-War Mar Marina and its staff who made our event such a great success. Many of ManO-Wars second homeowners showed up to handle their annual roles. We are so fortunate to have such community support for our educational programme. Again, our heart-felt thanks go to all of AbacoBall Park Gets ImprovementMan-O-War Ball Field Association has been handling the renovation of our ballfield. Damaged in Hurricane Floyd, the ballfield has received a lot of attention but recently a complete re-landscaping has taken place under the supervision of team members and others. The association is currently seeking assistance for the re-landscaping effort in the hope of making our best preNews of the CaysA new real estate office has opened on Guana Cay at the foot of the government dock. Pictured are, left to right, Victor Patterson, Broker; Nancy McDaniel, Assistant; and Bruce McDaniel, Manager. Please see Cays Page 20 Almost three miles of blacktop have been laid down, stretching from the settlement of Guana Cay north almost to Guana Seaside Village. Shown is the hot mix plant Other paving included side roads and some local driveways. Residents of Great Guana Cay are enjoying the newly paved roads that extend from the settlement north almost to Guana Seaside Resort. The paving includes the big hill which had become hard to navigate.

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 Now Serving Sushi!Open For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week Sunda y Br unc h Every Sunday from: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm $25 per person, Children under 12 years Price Includes: All you can eat buffet, Free Mimosa, Free Soft Drinks, Free Parking For Reservations Call: 367-2158 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 aheadBy the Guana Observer A Town Meeting, attended by 65 people, was held at the Guana Cay School House on February 19 to discuss the latest proposal by Passerine at Guana Cay on their development plans for the North end of the Cay. (Passerine refers to the order passeriformes an order of birds including finches, warblers and swallows.) The extensive plans would occupy some 650 acres extending from North Beach to the property of Randy and Marlese Figi and Guana Seaside Village and would include the Joes Creek area and 148.9 acres of land owned by the Bahamian government of which some 20 acres are wetlands in the Joes Creek area. Plans for the $500 million, six-year development would include 350 homes, a 100member golf club with an 18-hole golf course, a 75-unit hotel, a marina with 200 slips reached from the Sea of Abaco by a 1200 foot channel dredged to carry an 11 foot draft. The contentious meeting was opened by Chief Councillor, Walter Sweeting, of the Hope Town District Council. He outlined the proposal, then turned the moderating duties over to Mr. Alexander Williams, Administrator for Central Abaco. Mr. Williams told the gathering that the development was far from a done deal and that the purpose was to gain insights as to the concerns and wishes of residents of Guana Cay. The audience began to speak all at once and Mr. Williams sorted things out and began pointing to individuals to speak. The concerns of the people centered around the issues of the use of government land, the construction of the marina on wetlands, the impact of golf course fertilizer run off, the social and moral impact of the development and the adequacy of the infrastructure to support the development. Mr. Robert Sweeting, elected Member of Parliament, began by summing up his concerns. I think this is far too big a development for the North End of Guana Cay. Some development is bound to take place though, he said adding, Nothing should be done to the Joes Creek area and the wetlands. Johnny Roberts of Nippers asked several questions about the involvement of Bahamians in the project. Will there be any land for Bahamians? Will there be a road to the settlement or will it be a gated community? Will any Bahamians be offered concessions in or business opportunities at the development? What construction companies will be involved? Any Bahamians? Mr. Williams responded that these details were not yet worked out. Other questions and Mr. Williams responses were: Junior Sands: The 148 acres is ours. It should be kept wild. Johnny Roberts: It should be for our grandchildren. Bob Sylvester: Will there be pump-out at the marina? Williams: All marinas built from now on will have sewage pump-outs. Roy Champion: What about the run-off of fertilizer from the golf course? Williams: That detail is not in the proposal. Kathleen Frederick: Has the BEST Commission done an environmental statement? Williams: Not yet Aubry Clarke: Is Kent Smith trying to get property down there? Williams: I think Kent Smith should behave himself. The question was raised about who would be responsible for solid waste? Williams: Solid waste is the governments responsibility. Maureen Malone: You mean just like Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay are taken care of now? Troy Albury: What about traditional beach access? Maureen Malone: The bottom line is we dont want them here. Susan Harward: Money talks and we have no money. The only person to speak out in lukewarm favor of the development was that of Marlese Figi, whose property abuts the project. A member of the audience pointed out to the gathering that her property wasGuana Cay Says NO to DevelopmentA Town Meeting was held on Guana Cay to discuss the proposed development for the north end of the island which would include Bakers Bay and the wetlands of Joes Creek. At the head table are, left to right, Administrator for Central Abaco, Mr. Alexander Williams; Chief Councillor for the Hope Town District Council, Walter Sweeting; and Glen Laing, Guanas member of the Hope Town District Council. Please see Town Meeting Page 22

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Page 6 The Abaconian March 1, 2004 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 Cherokee SoundChurch NewsA ValentineTeaThe festivities were moved this year from the church grounds to Eleanor Jorgensens beautiful garden and we couldnt have found a better place to enjoy a warm afternoon in the sun. I mention warm because many times over the last nine years the weather has not cooperated, and it has been more than a bit chilly on the porch behind the manse. But this year the wind died down, the rain stayed away and the sun shown through in all its glory. But most of the guests were still able to find a place with some shade. We thank Eleanor and Michael for allowing us to take advantage of such lovely surroundings. Women came from Hope Town, Casuarina Point, Little Harbour and Marsh Harbour to enjoy an afternoon of refreshments, fellowship and games. We believe everyone enjoyed meeting new friends and renewing friendships with some old ones while at the same time sharing some tea and conversation on a really beautiful afternoon. The men have their hunting, fishing and baseball, and its about time the women enjoyed some good old-fashioned R and R (rest and relaxation, as they say in the Army). Our little tea party only takes place once a year and only lasts for a couple of hours, but is remembered all year long.A Valentines Dinner The Womens Ministry Group at The Assemblies of God Church got together with their favourite Valentines and enjoyed an evening of songs and good food on February 14 in the church yard. The weather was pleasant and everyone seemed to be having so much fun they didnt want the evening to come to an end. This is a first for Cherokee, but I dont believe it will be the last. School NewsA visiting group of senior citizens from the United States made a pop visit to our school on February 13 with a gift of illustrated Bible study books for the children along with some much welcomed bags of candy. The students were handing out their homemade Valentines and were just getting ready for a little party. Rev. Kenneth R. York of New Castle, Indiana, who headed the group, led the children in familiar songs and prayer. The visiting group enjoyed meeting with the children and teachers, remarking that they were no longer able to make such visits to the schools in the United States any more because of the separation of church and state laws. Extra HelpOur teachers have had a little extra help this past week from visiting students on work experience helping them. The students included one of our local girls, Donna Weatherford, who is a student at Forrest Heights Academy in Marsh Harbour, and two young ladies from Rosemont, Pennsylvania, Hillary Wolcott and Beth Siegfried, who have certainly enjoyed their time in Abaco. Why wouldnt they? They left snow and freezing weather in The States to come and bask in our lovely warm waters and bright sunshine. They will go home with that all important tan which should get lots of Oohs and Aahs from their fellow classmates when they get back home. We feel certain the children enjoyed the individual teaching attention given them by the girls and that the girls now have a wider prospectus into what it takes to be a real teacher in the real world. Raffle for Tile FloorA Cake and Pie Raffle is scheduled for March 4th. We will expect all the parents to bake something to raffle off and the community to get behind this project and buy lots of tickets. The goal is to raise enough money by June so that a new tile floor can be installed in the school over the summer months. Remember, this is our community, our children and our future and we need everyones help. Community NewsVisitors and Second Home Owners Return Abaco in general has felt the pinch from the lack of tourists since 9/11/01, but finally we are again experiencing more bookings and a greater influx of tourists. Thank goodness for our second-home owners who keep coming back year after year and didnt let the terrorist scare keep them away. What would we do without them. These part-time residents bring a lot more than themselves to our shores, and we should all be happy that they decided on Cherokee as their home away from home. Dedication of Our Old SchoolLast month I reported that the dedication would take place on Easter Monday. Actually, at that time, plans were still in the making and now, I am told, it is final that the dedication will take place on April 10, the Saturday before Easter. An original play will be presented which was written by Mr. Nicholson, the last teacher to teach in the Old School in the 1960s, on April 9, with the dedication and fund raiser set for Saturday. The weekend will conclude with an official church dedication service on Sunday at Epworth Methodist Chapel. The entire program is still being discussed and revised, but everything will revolve around these three days because Easter Monday is not an American holiday. The organizers feel that there will be many visitors from the States, and they will want to South Abaco NewsEach year Epworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound holds an annual ladies tea party hosted by Rev. Carla Culmer and the ladies of the church. An English bone china Presentation Tea Cup is won by one of the ladies. Shown above is Mrs. Sherry Lowe, who was this years winner of the Presentation Tea Cup at the party on February 11. Please see South Abaco Page 22

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 Conch PearlGalleries, Ltd.FINE BAHAMIAN ART ANDJEWELRY Meet the Gallery ManagerSandra AlburyMeet the Jeweller/GemologistPeter BradleyEnjoy Original Paintings, Sculpture, and Wood Art by The Bahamas Leading Artists IncludingKathy Hura Sonia Isaacs Stephen Knowles Sean McNamara Eddie Minnis Chan Pratt Don WoodRoyal Harbour Village in Marsh Harbour 242-367-0137 www.theconchpearl.com (Next to Island Petals Florist) Grand Opening March 2ndThe Moores Island communities of Hard Bargain and The Bight turned out on February 20 to greet the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Cynthia Pratt, who visited the island to open the islands first police station and police living quarters. The new station will be manned by two officers and is under the direction of A/Supt. Clarence Russell who is in charge of the Abaco District. Accompanying Mrs. Pratt was the Police Commissioner, Paul Farquharson. Mrs. Pratt encouraged the residents to work closely with the police and communicate with them. There is too much violence in the country and everyone must work together to stamp it out she said. The opening of the police station is a commitment of the government to bring the rule of law to every community. She wants to know that the island will not be used to for drug activities as that will destroy communities. She urged them to work with the police to keep the island as one of the most peaceful anywhere in The Bahamas. She told them that communities that stand behind the police will deter criminals. Mrs. Pratt is hoping to station a female officer on the island to present a softer image. She mentioned that some day the young people of Moores Island would be able to stay home to complete their high school work. And there will be assistance for those young people who want to go on to college. Mr. Farquharson encouraged the residents to let the officers know how they want their island to be policed. He felt that community policing is the way to achieve a community free of violence. Along with Mrs. Pratt were several members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band, who were featured in the program. The Moores Island All Age School students sang and performed skits. Ms. Perseretta Davis, at 96 the islands oldest resident, had the honor of cutting the ribbon.Deputy Prime Minister Opens Police StationAlmost the entire population of Moores Island was present when the Hon. Cynthis Pratt officially opened the police station there. Ms. Perseretta Davis, 96, was presented with a certificate as the oldest resident on Moores Island. She was chosen to cut the ribbon to the new police station. On the left is the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Cynthia Pratt, and on the right is the Police Commissioner, Paul Farquharson.

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Page 8 The Abaconian March 1, 2004The 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 All About Town Generally Speaking . All Gods CreaturesThe Editor Says . Developing An Upscale ImageBy S. Timothy Roberts It is vital that we seek within each of us the heart of a conservationist, for without conservation our history, culture and environment become meaningless. The Bahamas is a wonderfully distinct group of islands speckling the waters between the North American continent, the Atlantic Ocean and the West Indies. We are unique geographically as a people and as a culture with a rich and interesting history and a bright and promising future. In this nation we have some things that are ours alone. In our ecological system we have many species of trees, plants, animals, fish and birds that are endemic to our group of islands. It is regrettable that not all have survived intact and quite a number are now endangered. It was not always so. Here is an excerpt from Christopher Columbus Journal that I found in the Medieval Source book on http://www.fordham.edu. It reveals how much time and man have changed these islands in the past 500 years since our first tourist visited our country. Sunday, 21 October. At 10 oclock, we arrived at a cape of the island, and anchored, the other vessels in company. After having dispatched a meal, I went ashore, and found no habitation save a single house, and that without an occupant; we had no doubt that the people had fled in terror at our approach, as the house was completely furnished. I suffered nothing to be touched, and went with my captains and some of the crew to view the country. This island even exceeds the others in beauty and fertility. Groves of lofty and flourishing trees are abundant, as also large lakes, surrounded and overhung by the foliage, in a most enchanting manner. Everything looked as green as in April in Andalusia. The melody of the birds was so exquisite that one was never willing to part from the spot, and the flocks of parrots obscured the heavens. The diversity in the appearance of the feathered tribe from those of our country is extremely curious. A thousand different sorts of trees, with their fruit were to be met with, and of a wonderfully delicious odor. It was a great affliction to me to be ignorant of their natures, for I am very certain they are all valuable; specimens of them and of the plants I have preserved. Going round one of these lakes, I saw a snake, which we killed, and I have kept the skin for your Highnesses; upon being discovered he took to the water, whither we followed him, as it was not deep, and dispatched him with our lances; he was seven spans in length; I think there are many more such about here. I discovered also the aloe tree, and am determined to take on board the ship tomorrow, ten quintals of it, as I am told it is valuable. While reflecting on his journal, I cannot help but be concerned that we are headed down the path of destruction and are willingly ignoring the consequences that are a result of our negligence and apathy. The Bahama parrot population, as evidenced in Columbus writings and through fossil data, was once inestimable parrots once lived on seven islands of The Bahamas but now their numbers have dwindled to mere thousands, if that many exist, and are only found on Abaco and Inagua. Mans progress has never been without price, this is not to say I am against progress. I am, however, for responsible stewardship of the earth God gave us. However, events related to progress and the establishing of civilization on these islands has helped destroy the very indigenous beauty that we today enjoy. Tourists come to enjoy our tropical climate, beautiful beaches and waters and much more. We are citizens of this planet, and God placed us in one of the most beautiful countries on earth. We need to be thankful for the wonder of all that we have around us because without it we would not be in such a strong economic position. If we dont take care of it, it will go away. The parrot now faces more danger than it ever did before. Aside from the predaBy Isobel ShermanFalse ExpectationsMany times when you asked a male high school student what they are going to do after graduation, quite a few will say, Im getting a scholarship to play basketball in college, and then I am going to the NBA. Now an extremely talented basketball player or a player of any other sport such as baseball and volleyball may be is able to secure a college scholarship either partial or full to attend college to play their particular sport. However, there is a catch to this. The student must also be able to meet the entrance requirements of the particular college. That means, in essence, very good grades in high school. Colleges have to meet certain requirements set by the association or governing body of collegiate sports. Gone are the days when a good athlete could go to college to play the sport without the academic qualifications. Also, while in college athletes must maintain a certain GPA. To become a professional athlete is even tougher. There are many excellent athletes who have graduated form colleges and never were able to make the pros. Take the NBA for example. All members of the NBA are truly exceptional players who have been given a talent by God. The have been able to improve that talent to the extent that they are among the few players who are professional basketball players. It is not impossible to become a professional athlete but it requires much more than many students think it involves. Yes, we have had many Bahamian professional athletes in sports such as track and field, baseball, tennis, and basketball. Each one worked very hard to get to the top and be among the cream of the crop for his partiuclar sport. Simply stated, what you want to be without the input of hard work, talent, practice and effort is not going to be enough to make the dream come true.Information Is NeededTwo ladies who are boaters came to Marsh Harbour Community Library last week looking for information on the writing tree or post card tree. They were told that there is a tree at Boat Harbour. Apparently you can write on the broad leaves and the writing becomes clear in a few hours and lasts for a few months. These ladies said they were told that years ago mariners used to write on the leaves and send them when they got to different ports. From a book entitled Native Trees of the Bahamas by Jack Patterson and George Stevenson we learned that the tree is a Wild Mamee which is found in the Central and Northern Bahamas but not on Cat Island, Exuma or San Salvador. An Internet search produced the fact that the tree grows wild in Mexico near the Yucatan and that the trees found in the Bahamas were probably brought here several years ago, as there is no record of finding a Wild Mamee tree in the Bahamian Coppice. However, the search to establish it as a writing tree or postcard tree was fruitless. If there are any readers who can give any further information on this tree, please e-mail the Abaconian at davralph@batelnet.bs or fax the information to 1-242-367-3677. My curiosity has now arisen about this tale of the writing tree or postcard tree. Ed Note: The tree you are referring to is the Wild Mamee or Clusia Rosea which is locally called an autograph tree. It can be seen throughout Abaco, frequently as a sapling. We personally have not seen any large mature trees. The tree grows well in rocky areas and puts down aerial roots which form support trunks. Please see Roberts Page 21 Abacos growth is producing some interesting trends. The central Hub is becoming quite trendy with a myriad of unique gift and jewelry shops, each attempting to exceed the uniqueness of the others. The unstated competition between the area gift shops and boutiques adds to the image that the area is acquiring. Locations able to support multiple outlets of this nature generally enjoy a robust economy and cater to an affluent clientele. Many of these shops display and feature local art and crafts. Additionally, the annual art shows are eagerly anticipated. The shows are increasing in the number of artists participating, in the increased art media on display and the high quality of the work. Local residents and visitors alike enjoy these shows and appreciate the art. Most artists are very happy with the sales they make at these shows. There are subtle benefits as area residents expand their interest in art. The art and craft projects of beginners take on new meanings as simple projects morph into more complex forms. By hands-on training and over-the-shoulder inspiration, the serious Bahamian beginners and amateurs begin to produce quality items for sale. In an location such as ours with a high number of visitors, even the art and craft items of beginners are apt to find economyminded buyers. Not everyone can afford to decorate with high priced quality art. The art departments in our local high schools have not used our numerous art shows as an educational tool for their serious students. This is unfortunate as the artists are willing to give tips and assistance to the serious students. Seeing the wide variety of art on display is stimulating and brings out creative ideas of the novices. Attesting to the popularity of our artists and craftsmen are the eight or more art and craft shows scheduled for Abaco this year. Elbow Cay alone has three. We suspect that Abaco leads the nation with these public art exhibits. It all leads to an enhanced image for Abaco. The eight shows we are aware of include: Abaco Beach Resort art show Abaco Beach Resort craft show Abaco Inn art show on Elbow Cay Alton Lowes two exhibitions on Green Turtle Cay, each a month long Hope Town Harbour Lodge art show Petes Pub art show in Little Harbour, new this year Tahiti Beach art show on Elbow Cay Treasure Cay art and craft show Several pieces of art were sold at a recent show in the $2500 range with quite a few pieces bought in the $500 $1,500 range. The majority of the artists were pleased with the publics response and the business hosting the exhibit saw a surge in their business. Coupled with the cultural lift provided by our resident artists is the increasing presence of showcase homes and properties. Even a novice can take a quick look at the real estate ads in this paper and must conclude there are serious upscale properties being bought and sold. Just as our art offerings have moved to higher levels, the real estate market is moving upward. The offshore cays along with Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour all have upscale homes tucked away in the landscape. The most recent development catering to the wealthy visitor is the Abaco Club at Winding Bay. This will be a gated beachfront golf community with beachfront lots selling for well over a million dollars and tasteful homes matching these numbers. Another development of a similar nature is being discussed for 500 acres on the north end of Guana Cay with residents and the developer each jockying to have their position viewed favorably by government. Although not much has been said, Matt Lowes Cay is under substantial development and will offer 15 20 premium lots around a sheltered marina. Little by little, the Abaco image is being elevated and becoming known as a quality destination, much in the order of Cape Cod, Marthas Vineyard or Hilton Head.DaDa DaDa Da vidvid vidvid vid RR RR R alphalph alphalph alph

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Oct 01 Letters to the Editor It Could Be Better in The BahamasTo the Editor: It Is Better in the Bahamas might be more correctly stated if it read It Should Be and Could Be Better in the Bahamas. It is an utter disgrace and an embarrassment to the people of Hope Town, Elbow Cay, when our visitors and locals alike have to traverse the so called Queens Highway that is filled with holes that no longer can be called pot holes but craters! The locals and tourists alike are putting their lives in danger every time they make an attempt to travel on the Queens Highway, whether it be by motor vehicle, bicycle or by foot. One cannot avoid the craters in the road because there are too many! Not only are our vehicles and bicycles being destroyed, but our bodies also! Once again, a tourist falls victim to the craters. Yesterday, a tourist who was a guest at Sea Spray Resort went for a walk on the treacherous Queens Highway and in so doing, his visit to Elbow Cay was cut short because he stepped into one of the craters and broke his ankle. He was taken to the government nurse on the island, who in turn referred him to Dr. Boyce in Marsh Harbour, who in turn had him flown out so that he could be attended to properly. I am sure that Mr. James Stolpestad of St. Paul, Minnesota, said to himself and possibly to those around him that indeed It Is Not Better in the Bahamas! The locals, second home owners and tourists alike are continually asking why the beautiful island of Elbow Cay, Abaco, is being left out when it comes to the governments spending for infrastructure. Hope Town on Elbow Cay, contributes more than five million dollars a year to the treasury and very little is returned. Also, Elbow Cay is the number one choice destination by the tourists who visit Abaco. I would even venture to say that Elbow Cay has more tourists than the rest of the tourist destinations in Abaco combined. When taking all of these facts into consideration, one would think that the government would choose to feed the hen that lays the golden egg rather than starve it to death! Hope Town, Elbow Cays, residents are not asking for more than their share in improved infrastructure. The people would just like to be treated fairly and as an island in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, rather than an outcast or Forgotten Island! Yours Sincerely, Donnie Elden, Manager Sea Spray Resort & MarinaBoaters Are Really UpsetDear Editor, In regard to the last paragraph of the All About Town on page 8 of the February 1, 2004, issue of The Abaconian, about the cruising permit fees going up so much, I know of three couples with sailboats in this area who have definitely changed their plans to come to the Bahamas and instead are going to the Florida Keys. We know of another couple who will by-pass the Bahamas entirely on their way south. Many of the big boating/sailing clubs here in Florida have discussed this topic at their meetings at length, and are very unhappy to say the least. A small nominal increase would have readily been accepted. $300 is way to much for a family to be able to spend. Your government is penalizing the bigger boats with the $300 fee, possibly thinking those are the fat cats with lots of money when, in fact, those are often the families with children who need a boat in the forty-foot range and have the least to spend. Thank you. Best regards, Steve BorsseNo Bank Accounts for TeenagersDear Editor, From time to time we are reminded, Bahamians are not savers. The observation originates with finance ministers and others knowledgeable about the importance of savings for economic growth and development. They bemoan the spending habits of those who choose to enjoy the pleasurable fruits of capitalism, but perhaps do not appreciate the role of savings in making it possible. The objective of this letter is not to criticize non-savers for alleged unpatriotic spending habits. Rather, granting that savings are an essential element in a thriving economy, why have laws been passed preventing teenagers from opening bank accounts? My fifteen-year-old grandson has his eye on a super computer that his dad does not think he needs. His dad is right. Thomas does not need a computer that runs at warp speed with out of this world graphics. Nevertheless, his want is sufficient to urge him to save up to buy the computer. To achieve his goal, the first step is to open a savings account in which to deposit a Christmas gift cheque. In due course he intends to add to the balance by saving his allowance and the occasional windfall from odd jobs. Thomas is prepared to save and defer satisfaction of an immediate desire until he can pay for the computer himself. The prospect of owning a bank account was exciting, and a trip to the bank was arranged. Accompanied by his grandfather, Thomas took the first step to becoming an entrepreneur. His dreams were shattered when the bank officer told him that, due to terrorists and money launderers, laws had been enacted that included denying bank accounts to persons under 18 years old. If they opened an account for him, the bank would have to pay a stiff fine and possibly lose their license. If I am an Islamic extremist or Mafioso money launderer, I am not deterred by bank clerks nor am I going to disguise myself as a teenager. If there is any other explanation for denying a bank account to a young person, then would some one please tell us what it is? Lawmakers lose credibility and respect when on the one hand they admonish Bahamians for not saving and on the other they prevent the young from opening an account in the institutions that make saving possible. What has happened to common sense? If we expect the young to save and invest, change the law and let them have a bank account. Joan Thompson The Nassau InstituteTired of the Smoke and SmellTo Whom This May Concern: Im tired of smelling and tasting and getting headaches whenever the north wind blows the smoke from the burning refuse into my home about one-fourth mile south of the Hope Town dump. Im tired of having a sore back and neck from having to drive a golf cart over unavoidable pot holes on Elbow Cays roads. And I worry that there will be a vehicular accident one of these days because of the need to avoid the deep potholes that cant be driven over. Im concerned for the health and safety of my daughters and my grandchildren and everyone else who makes Elbow Cay their home. I am concerned for the health and safety of all the visitors to this beautiful land. I love this island and its people. This is my home. We had a press conference in Hope Town yesterday. Read what the reporters write. Please inform our Town Council what you are presently doing to help Elbow Cay move the garbage off the island and repair our roads. Offered in all sincerity, Mary BalzacHorses Suffered TheftTo the Editor, We are sad to report a major theft of the electric fence equipment from the Abaco Wild Horse Preserve, barely two months after the horses took up residence on land they inhabited for hundreds of years. The horses are kept on the Preserve and away from Bahama Star Farm with an electric fence. On the farm the horses were eating food that was too rich so they became overweight. The soft ground on the farm allowed many hoof problems to develop. Keeping them off the farm has resulted in immediate improvement of the horses hooves and visible, much needed weight loss. The fence has also kept out some very Please see Letters Page 18

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Page 10 The Abaconian March 1, 2004 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 Great Abaco TriathlonThe Great Abaco Triathlon was held on February 14 organized by the Ministry of Tourism which was the overall sponsor. The event was held at the Abaco Beach Resort and was the first triathlon held since September 2002. Mr. Bert Bell from Freeport was the official starter and timer for the .5-mile swim, 15mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run. Twelve individuals participated and two teams of persons split the three sports. One participant was from the United States and several participants were from Nassau. Leading after the swim was Mark Holoweisko of Nassau followed by Basil Dorelandros of Nassau and Abacos Dale Hill was in third. The standings did not change after the completion of the bike ride portion. However, at the end of the run Basil Dorelandous captured first place followed by Mark Holoweisko and third place finisher was Dale Hill. The First Abaco Scout Troop was out in full force to help at the stations offering water and oranges throughout the running and cycling courses. Sponsors included Kalik, Rental Wheels, Bahamas Dawn, Snappas, Conch Crawl, Mangoes, Abaco Beach Resort, Sapodillys and Wallys Restaurant. They sponsors expect that the Triathlon will continue to grow in the coming years.Valentines DayBy Isobel Sherman This year Valentines Day fell on a Saturday. Stores selling Valentine baskets were busy as were the florist shops in town. However, probably the busiest places were the restaurants on Saturday evening. All had Valentine specials. I was told that Wallys had 166 reservations for dinner and Barbara Simmons of Hummingbird said they were booked solid for dinner. Looks like the Day for Lovers was a commercial success for some businesses.Boaters Donate Channel MarkersThe newly formed Marsh Harbour Marina Yacht Club held its second meeting on February 9th at the Jib Room with a wine tasting and pot-luck dinner. The club was started in November as a yacht club meeting for those in the area. Hearing of the need for safety lighting on the channel markers for the newly formed channel entering Marsh Harbour, the Marsh Harbour Marina Yacht Club purchased a GPS and auctioned it off to collect enough money to purchase two solar-powered lights to go on the top of the new channel markers. Nine lights have been identified for the channel and two other locations near the north end of Eastern Shore. In an overwhelming response to the need, seven club members offered to purchase the Central Abaco News Please see Central Page 11 Dale Hill of Marsh Harbour is a regular competitor in the Great Abaco Triathlon. This year he placed third overall. The Great Abaco Triathlon was held this year on February 14. The event drew competitors from Nassau, Grand Bahama, and one from the United States. The largest continget was from Abaco The triathlon includes a half-mile swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run.

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530 Barefoot Elegance22 Romantic Tropical Rooms nestled upon the sand dunes.ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INN2 miles south of Hope Town, Elbow CayFine dinning with breath-taking panoramic views from our terrace enhances our delicious menu of fresh daily catches and homemade delicacies. Stop by and relax with a cool tropical beverage, our friendly staff are waiting to serve you. Keep an eye on our calander of events throughout the season CALL FOR TRANSPORTATION Tel: (242) 366-0133/0333 fax: (242) 366-0113 additional seven lights! The Marsh Harbour Marina Yacht Club and the community would like to thank the following foreign vessels for their generosity: Mollie, Blue Jacket, Kingfisher, Who Cares, Mollie Jane, Autonomous, Island Eyes. The club is working with Mr. Cyril Roker at the Port Department about the color and action of the lights to ensure that they meet with required standards. Hopefully, this effort can continue and additional lights can be placed around the area to improve the safety of boating in the beautiful hub of Abaco. The MHMYC would like to thank everyone involved for their support and generosity.Mega Malt Walk / Run Is ScheduledThe first annual Mega Malt Mile Walk / Run will be held on March 6 in Marsh Harbour sponsored by Mega Malt. This event is open to everyone and will be under the patronage of Mr. Neville Wisdom, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, and Mr. Frank Rutherford, MBE. The Walk / Run will begin at Price Busters on Don MacKay Boulevard. The Walk / Run will include the following categories, Primary Schools, High School, under 10 Boys, Under 10 Girls, Under 15 Boys and Girls, Under 17 Boys and Girls, Under 20 Boys and Girls, Under 30 Men and Women, Under 40 Men and Women and Over 40 Men and Women. The first place winners in each category will receive watches and second and third place winners will receive certificates. Trophies and a cash donation will be awarded to the winning primary school and high school. Mega Malt t-shirts will be given to all participants. Entry forms will be available at many locations.Friends Plan Reef BallBy Penny Turtle The Fourth Annual Reef Ball where one goes to see and be seen takes place this year on March 20 at the Pavilion at Abaco Beach Resort. This is one of the major events of the year with all the ladies getting their most glamorous evening dress out whilst nagging their husbands to wear a tuxedo or at least a jacket or tie. Johnny Browns Modern Vintage band from Nassau will be providing dance music. The Friends of the Environment has been formed as a non-profit organization dedicated to the education or awareness of the fragility of our environment of Abaco. We have taken the conservationists motto: The greatest good for the greatest number of people for the longest period of time. This organization is open to all residents and visitors to our land. The organization of Friends (our abbreviated name) is made up of a Board of Directors consisting of President Erin Pagliaro, Vice President Michael Albury, Secretary Anita Knowles, Treasurer Lory Kenyon, Recording Secretary Kitty Clarke, Education Officer Nancy Bernett, Membership Coordinator Nan Kenyon, Directors John Harold Bethell, Anthony Bostwick, Diane Claridge, David Knowles, Skeet Lachance and Deb Patterson. This is a very worthy cause which celebrates what makes Abaco so beautiful, our crystal clean waters, pristine beaches, delicate coral reefs, diverse pine land and our Abaco parrot. Friends asks that all residents and visitors to Abaco to remember the universal fact: We do not own this planet, we are just passing through. Let us allow concern for all future generations. Tickets for the Reef Ball are $75 and they are limited. They are available in Marsh Harbour at Abaco Outback, Java Coffee House and Bellevue Business Depot; in Hope Town at Elbow Cay Properties, Ebb Tide and Hope Town Hideaways; on Guana Cay at Nippers; on Lubbers at Cracker Ps.Local Runner Raises Money for Abaco Pathfinders ScholarshipOn February 1st local runner and attorney, Rhonda L.C. Hull, participated in the Miami Tropical Marathon and Half-marathon race in Miami, Florida. Mrs. Hull, who is native of Abaco, completed the 13-mile course with a pace time of 10:13 minutes per mile. She ran the race with the name of Abaco on her race jersey, hoping to spark conversation with other runners about Abaco and the Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship program. There were 8,000 participants in the race representing over 20 countries and the 50 states of the United States. Mrs. Hull was the only participant from Abaco. Mrs. Hull used the Miami race as a means for attracting contributions to the Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship program which is a non-profit organization based on Abaco whose goal is to financially assist students with furthering their education abroad. She presented a check to the Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship Committee of over $3,000 which she collected from sponsorship monies for the race. In 2004 Abaco Pathfinders will financially assist over 40 students from Abaco with their education. More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 10 Members of the Marsh Harbour Marina Yacht Club had a wine tasting party to raise money for lights on the channel markers. They raised enough to purchase nine lights. Some of the contributors are shown at the left. Funds were raised from auctioning off a GPS and the remainder was from individuals donating the money for the expensive lights. The club hopes to instal them this winter. Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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Page 12 The Abaconian March 1, 2004 FLAMINGO VILLAS Fabulous 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. Price:$1,870,000LITTLE 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:$515,000DORROS 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 Price:$233,000MARNIES 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:$230,000CENTRELINE 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.OCEAN FRONT LOTSPRISTINE 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.MARNIES LANDING Acre ocean front lot, dock slip in private marina included. Price:$695,000HOMES & 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 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 Custom 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: $1,756,0003+ 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: $630,000 UNDER CONTRACT JOES CAY ELBOW CAY CASA LUISAPrice: $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. Price: $1,550,000Pineapple 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. ATLANTIC HORIZONS ELBOW CAELBOW CA ELBOW CAELBOW CA ELBOW CA Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMESPrice: $1,300,000Incredible 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. OCEAN HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE New Freight Dock Is BusyThe new freight dock in Marsh Harbour is a very busy area. Freight comes from West Palm Beach as well as Nassau. This photo shows containers stacked four high in the freight yard. Fire Extinguisher Is DemonstratedMr. Tyrone Thomas, Fire and Safety Manager at BORCO, presented Central Abaco Primary School with 18 fire extinguishers. He then demonstrated their use on a fire he lit in a drum. Shown here is Mr. Thomas showing a student how to use the extinguisher. BORCO is an oil refinery company on Grand Bahama that is known for its support of youth organizations and its scholarship program.

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 Your Key to Real Estate Sales & Appraisals In The Bahamas Serving The Bahamas for Over 50 YearsRoyal Harbour Village. Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance Visit our web site to view these properties and moreTel: 242-367-3262 Fax: 242-367-3260 Hope Town Tel: 242-366-0601 Fax: 242-366-0602www.bahamasrealty.bs E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bs Bahama Palm Shores Priced to sell!. Nice 10,000 s. f. home site in Section 2. Walk to gorgeous 8 Mile Beach! #6872. $15,000 Casuarina Point 13,000 s. f. home site in nice, up and coming area. Walk to the beach, quiet neighbourhood, near boat ramp. Priced to move! List #7159. $12,500. Guana Cay Beach Watch Super Atlantic beachfront get-away home! 2/2 direct oceanfront, rooftop deck, porches. Immaculate move-in condition! List #8295. $690,000 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. Lubbers Quarters. REDUCED! 1.98 acres on north end, west side, 168 frontage. Nearly complete 1,000 s.f. cottage. Gorgeous beach & views #8213. $230,000 Marsh Harbour REDUCED! Family home. Convenient in-town. Master-built 1,500 s .f. 2 bed, 2 1/2 bath. Master suite w/spa bath, custom chef s kitchen. List #8551. $215,000 Man-O-War. 36,000+ s. f. sea-to-sea property.2 bed/2 bath main house, guest cottage, Bunkiestyle quarters. 150 on harbour w/deepwater dock. List #8211. $995,000 Turtle Rocks. Mainland Abaco. Two adjacent 1-acre home sites just minutes out of town. Just a short walk to the beach. #8147. $38,600 and $41,000 Lubbers QuartersHigh elevation with fabulous Sea of Abaco views to the East and the West. Gorgeous 3,000 s. f. 3-storey home under construction, all materials to complete are on site, construction is ongoing. Just a short stroll to Cracker Ps, the home is within months of completion. The first floor level of the structure is complete and the residence is dried in. Property enjoys access to community dock for residents. Great future rental potential. House plans available for viewing.List #8628 $694,000 Select Properties 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 SundaysChris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsBoaters Paradise still available on the pristine Sea of Abaco. All ocean front lots are under contract, however the Sea of Abaco still awaits with its perfect deep water dock on parcel 5, as well as the ideal island cottage. Parcel 4 is a magnificent lot, deep water for a dock, as well as beautiful property for a custom home or cottage. The best beach on Elbow Cay with its long winding white sand shores is just a short walk away. Beach access is provided to the north of parcel 3. Call today to schedule an appointment to view this one of a kind property on Elbow Cay.Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsLocated at One Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, BahamasContact Chris Thompson or Greg Roberts(242) 366-0216 phone (242) 366-0223 faxVisit our website for additional listings at www.elbow-cay.com Sea To Sea Estate Property This Property is Shown by Appointment Only and is Offered Exclusively by SOLDSOLD SOLDEight hundred bins of grapefruit weighing 350 tons from the Bahama Star farm leave Marsh Harbour for Fort Pierce on the KCT freighter. Normally 500 tons of fruit are shipped weekly from the landing beside the Treasure Cay ferry dock on the companys own boat, the Abaco Treasure However, that boat was on dry dock and an alternate shipper was found. The Treasure Cay site could not accommodate the stern ramp on the KCT barge and the Marsh Harbour dock had to be used. Many people on Abaco do not realize that Abaco produces such large quantities of quality citrus. The Bahama Star Farm is in the Norman Castle area of North Abaco.Citrus Is Headed to Florida

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Page 14 The Abaconian March 1, 2004 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 CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front Youth Focus BahamasBy Rebecca Risberg Whats your name? Where do you plan to be in 10 years? What are you doing about it today? Those were three simple yet very important questions 32 Bahamian students and I were asked just a few weeks ago. On the January 27 Candy Key and I boarded our flight to Nassau. Less than five days earlier I was asked to attend a forum sponsored by UNESCO. The appropriately chosen title was Youth Focus Bahamas and it did just that. Everyday; from. 9 until 4, we listened to different panelists speak on the topics of our economy, culture, youth and environment. The panelists varied from attorneys, teachers, dentists and artists. Each panelist had his or her own speech, which was unique and gave us different yet important messages to dwell upon and in some cases live by. The point of the forum was to first make us, the youth, aware of our current problems that our country will soon face if actions are not taken. We are the future of the Bahamas and therefore we are the ones who will have to make changes. In regards to tourism, banking, education and our depleting culture and environment, we were instructed to produce a manifesto to submit to the United Nations conference held for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Organization. On January 30 five of the 32 students were chosen to read and present the manifesto at the SIDS conference held at the Radisson Hotel on Cable Beach. I, fortunately, was one of the five who had the privilege to stand before a room filled with prestigious leaders from numerous small island countries around the world and present my first but not my last manifesto. This was a great honor. After the conference the five of us were interviewed by ZNS and many other local media. Then it was our turn to be panelists. We answered many questions that we were asked by the media and the general public. The whole trip was a once in a lifetime experience. I will forever remember the panelists and their words. I will always remember the students and new friends that I met And I will forever cherish the fact that I am the youth of The Bahamas and that I do have the power to change our country for the good and for the future. So in closing, I would like to thank UNESCO, especially the Small Island Voice Project, the Ministry of Heath, the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Beverly Taylor and Mrs. Karen St. Syr for this enlightening and educational experience.Abaco YouthBy Candace Key Recently, Rebecca Risberg, a grade 12 student at Forest Heights Academy, was invited to participate in a very important forum in Nassau. titled Youth Focus Bahamas She was accompanied by Hope Town school principal, Mrs. Candace Key. The forum was sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the United Nations Environmental, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and involved 30 students from high schools throughout The Bahamas. The majority of the students, like Rebecca, were student body leaders chosen by teachers to represent the youth of The Bahamas. The gathering was a side arm to the SIDS (Small Island Developing States) conference in Nassau which was held at the same time. Adult leaders from all over the world attended the SIDS conference which was also sponsored in part by UNESCO. The impressive opening ceremony was attended by officials from The Bahamas and from UNESCO. The broad topic for the students to work on was Youth Vision for Island Living The topic encompassed three areas, namely Life and Love in the Bahamas My Island Home and Money in My Pocket These areas took into account subjects such as pollution and protection of the environment, employment opportunities, education and Bahamian culture. The students listened to panel discussions from young citizens who had made a positive contribution to the Bahamas. There was even a special session on how to produce a professional document being presented to an international body. The group produced a manifesto encompassing their opinions and incorporating their requests to the leaders which was presented to the SIDS meeting. The group worked long into the evenings and even practiced in early mornings to finish their task. They were aided by several resource persons from the Ministry of Education, schools and the College of The Bahamas.. Officers from UNESCO arrived from Puerto Rico, Barbados and France to offer assistance. Forum director, Ms. Beverly Taylor and Mrs. Karen St. Cyr led the adults and student group in their work-Youth Prepare Manifesto in Nassau Forum Please see Forum Page 21 Rebecca Risberg, center, was chosen as one of 30 students to present a manifesto to a Small Island Developing States Organization meeting which was held in Nassau. The group worked with resource people to develop their ideas on various aspects of our economy and culture. She was the first presenter introducing their material.

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 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 By Jennifer Hudson When will the next one be? is the question being asked by people who attended the Evening of Magical Musical Moments concert which was held at the St. Johns Anglican Parish Hall on February 7th. The full house audience showed just how much they enjoyed the evenings performance by rising to their feet in a standing ovation after the finale by the cast singing When the Road Seems Rough from the Bahamian folk opera Sammy Swain by the late E. Clement Bethel. Throughout the evening the performers sensed the warmth and responsiveness of the audience who were obviously enjoying the renditions by soprano Joan AlburyMoss, tenor Bryan A. Thompson, violinist Jennifer Hudson, and Gentry Morris, Basil Been, Kevin Sterling and Anderson Alcime of the popular Jesus vocal group. Those who were at the previous Magical Musical Moments concert will remember Basil Been bringing the house down with his wonderful Paul Robeson-like performance of Ole Man River This time he once again showed his versatility by adopting the gravelly sounds of Louis Armstrong for the song What a Wonderful World. There were magical moments too numerous to mention from all of the performers but a very popular feature was the newly introduced Young Musicians Showcase in which two young music students demonstrated their budding talents. Celisha Russell, a 15-year-old violin student and Rashad Reckley, a 14-year-old saxophone player delighted the audience with their performances. If you missed this concert, which benefitted the Every Child Counts School, you missed a treat. So be sure to watch out for the next Evening of Magical Musical Moments .Musicians Perform Benefit ConcertA group of talented musicians presented a concert in Marsh Harbour on February 7. The program featured vocal and instrumental music in a variety of types. They are, left to right, Mr. Kevin Sterling, Mr. Anderson Alcime, Mrs. Joan Albury Moss, Miss Celisha Russell, Mr. Bryan Thompson, Mrs. Jennifer Hudson, Mr. Rashad Reckley, Mr. Gentry Morris and Mr. Basil Been. C & A VC & A V C & A VC & A V C & A V ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft DrinksTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNOW SELLINGNOW SELLING NOW SELLINGNOW SELLING NOW SELLING Gatorade V8 Splash Bluebird Smoothies Bottled Water Malts and Canned Sodashe called back It Pays toAdvertise Miss Celisha Russell, a violin student of Jennifer Hudson, was one of two students to play in the concert. Although she was nervous, she performed admirably

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Page 16 The Abaconian March 1, 2004 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 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 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 CayFirst Abaco Student Accepted at Ramapo CollegeBy Isobel Sherman Shane Cash, a Grade 12 student at Forest Heights Academy, became the first student from Abaco to be accepted at Ramapo College in Mahweh, New Jersey. Mrs. Rita Tepper, International Admissions Director, was here at the Abaco Central High School College Fair last November and she returned in January to actively recruit students from Abaco to apply. It is hoped that more students from Abaco will join Shane at Ramapo. Shane will be enrolled in August of 2004.Scholarship Recipient GraduatesThe Prime Time Foundation proudly announces the graduation of its first scholarship recipient, Candace Burrows, from Louisiana State University, in December 2003. Candace is the daughter of Andrew and Theresa. Burrows of Eleuthera. Candace received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and attained an overall grade point average of 3.2. She hopes to pursue a masters degree at either NOVA University in Nassau or Michigan State University. Under the terms of the scholarship, Candace has agreed to return to the Bahamas for five years upon graduation. The intent of the Foundation is that each scholarship recipient work within his or her community after graduation.St. Francis de Sales SchoolWalk-a-thon and Bike-a-thon Raised Funds St. Fra ncis de Sales Catholic School held its Annual Walk-A-Thon and Bike-A-Thon on February 20th. Students from Grade K12 along with teachers and parents walked from the school grounds to Spring City whilst others on bikes went as far as the Abaco Big Bird Farm. The older students in grades 512 participated in the bike-a-thon. School NewsScheduled water stops were planned and trucks traveled along the route to relieve and transport tired participants. Volunteer parents supervised and assisted with the fun Please see School Page 17 The PTA of St. Francis de Sales School in Marsh Harbour organized a bike-a-thon for the upper school and a walk-a-thon for the primary school on February 20 to raise funds for equipping a science lab. Last year the PTA raised enough money to construct the building and the fund raising last week added more than $5000 for equipment. Parents and friends pledged funds and local businesses donated supplies for lunches for the children. St. Francis de Sales School is proud to show another group of outstanding students who earned the Student of the Month rating for January. They are, left to right, Phylicia Bootle grade 9, Constance Davis grade 4, Lashondra Curry grade 12, Khadisha Bain grade 3, Eden McIntosh grade 10, Yael Sawyer grade 2, Adia Rolle grade 11, Farrah Johnson grade 1, David Vilmar grade 8, Ranisha Newbold grade K, Zachery Siewrak grade 5, Amy Mackey grade 6, Ernst Pierre grade 7.

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 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!UPDATEYOURCHARTSTHERESA 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.comIn Marsh Harbour:242-367-0140In Treasure Cay:242-365-8660* Bahamian departure tax not included. 2004 CALYPSOAIR/CLINE. ABACO021504 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 $235!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!* Ticketing Provided by: Exclusive Ticketing Agent for Calypso Airlines Exclusive Ticketing Agent for Calypso Airlines Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously Maintained Our Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount$945 23 Albury Bros$840 22 Boston Whaler$798 20 Albury/Hydra$770 18 Privateer$560 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com Cherokee 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 Cherokeewalk and bike ride. This event is one of the schools annual fund raisers. After the fun walk and bike ride students were treated to hot dogs and hamburgers at the school.Abaco Central HighBy Isobel Sherman Miss Abaco Central High Junior More School News SchoolFrom Page 16 The Miss Abaco Central High School Junior contest was held at RND Cinema on February 7. The winner was grade 9 student Jamie Rose;.first runner up was a grade 8 student Kayrell Levarity; second runner up was a grade 7 student Tyesha Murray; and third runner up was grade 7 student Iesha Knowles. Ms. Karen Hanna along with Ms. Jacqueline Johnson and Mr. Ryan Mootoo formed the pageant committee. A Miss Abaco Central High Senior contest is planned in two months. Inter House Sports Inter-house sports at Abaco Central were held on February 18, 19 and 20 at the track at the Murphy Town Park. The houses of Lucayan, Caribs, Tainos and Arawaks competed in the track and field events by age groups. It took three days due to the addition of a fourth age group and the size of the school. Ages under 13, under 15, under 17 and under 20 participated in track and field events. At the close of school on February 20 the unofficial results showed that two houses tied for first place, the Lucayans and Tainos. Third place was Caribs and fourth place was Arawaks. A new long jump pit at the track was Hope Town schools newly selected Prefects pose with their proud parents. They are, left to right, Louison Etienne with his father Louis, Stephanie Sweeting with her mother Lenora, Max Idas with his father David and Erin Patterson with her mother Jane. The children of Central Abaco Primary School had a demonstration of fire fighting using a fire extinguisher and by a fire hose. Shown here are children holding a hose and being pushed off their feet by the force of the water. 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 Please see School Page 22 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 March 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 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 aggressive stallions responsible for two recent stallion deaths and for many wounds on the mares. The electric fence is kept charged with a battery. The battery charge is maintained with a solar panel. The power then goes through a regulator which feeds measured high voltage bursts of electricity through the fence. The theft of the solar panel and the regulator and cutting and removing the interconnecting cables and clamp rendered the fence useless except as a visual deterrent. Cost of replacement was over $1,000, this on the heels of the loss of nearly a third of our fence in a forest fire in January. The fence has now been re-powered. It is interesting to note that the items were carefully dismantled, so apparently the preserve has been well cased as the thief or thieves had appropriate tools. However, they left behind the housing for the stolen items and a very large and expensive battery. The only parts taken were the ones that would disable the fence. They were also the most expensive to replace. We now have 24-hour security in the preserve. It is unfortunate that we have to incur this additional expense at a time when we are trying to develop the preserve for the well being of the horses, not to control people. The day before the theft five puppies were dumped in the middle of the preserve. It appears that the horses are the only ones who respect the fence. The horses have been officially recognized and registered as Barbs, horses which originated ages ago on the North Coast of Africa. The North African Moors took their horses to Spain, and the Spanish developed the Spanish Barb, which they brought to the New World. DNA tests have shown that our horses are Spanish. The tests indicate that their blood is pure. The Barb breed is recognized not only as rare, but endangered throughout the world. The 13 remaining Abaco Barbs are among the last, perhaps purest, Spanish Barbs remaining on the entire planet. It is unfortunate that some people have put your horses, a global treasure for which the Bahamas are the caretakers, at risk. Milanne (Mimi) RehorSupports BGCSE ExamThe Nassau Guardian, Dear Sir/Madam, Kindly permit me to express my views on The Guardians reports regarding the national BGCSE performance. In your recent editorial, you stated: Assistant Director of Education for Testing and Evaluation Lionel Sands tried this week to address public fears that student D averages mean they are failing. This follows a number of articles since August on the subject, including what The Guardian reports as Archbishop Gomezs blasting of the educational system during his charge to the Anglican Synod. In your editorial of September 01, 2003, the opening paragraph states: The nations report card is a dismal D, according to the Ministry of Education. These statements do injustice to the BGCSE, our students and our hard working teachers, and reflect willful ignorance of the objectives and principles of the BGCSE. I say willful ignorance because The Guardians January 16 edition covers a one-day employers forum, and your reporter, Keve Lightboume, gives a precise and comprehensive report of explanations by Mr. Lionel Sands. Statistics would have been given to demonstrate the tremendous transformation the BGCSE has made and of the psychological importance of having a final examination which is accessible to almost every student. In this respect, The Guardian is behaving like a bully boy in the back row who refuses to pay attention. Alas, in a recent Guardian a discouraged student invites the Minister of Education to see the BGCSE from the students point of view. The BGCSE is, in fact, one of the most important innovations in Bahamian educational history. It provides a strong Bahamian content and gives students an opportunity to demonstrate what they know and can do. The course work component gives a student credit for work assessed on an ongoing basis, allowing him to obtain up to 30 percent of the final mark. I repeat: This is one of the most progressive moves in education this country has ever seen. The BGCSE does not have a Pass/fail intent but allows all students to demonstrate their abilities at the end of a six-year high school education. It is most important to recognize that the BGCSE is not a selective examination. All 12th-grade students are supposed to take the BGCSE. This is revolutionary compared to the GCE which catered to only 10 percent of the high school seniors. There is another important point to contemplate. Elite private schools like Saint Andrews and Saint Augustines Collages are selective in their student enrollment. One would suspect that there is also some selectivity regarding which students are permitted to sit the BGCSE. The average grade of these schools is C+. How realistic is it, then, to expect to reach a national average of C when there is no selective process? True, we must always strive to do our best, but educators fear that this pressure to improve the national average might lead to a lowering of standards. That would be tragic. It appears that there are those who just dont get it and others who are hell-bent on maintaining the colonialist pass/fail mentality even when the colonizers have long since abandoned those rubrics. Bahamians should be proud of the fact that in 10 years the BGCSE has become widely accepted and highly respected in the international educational community. Many tertiary institutions are, in fact, embracing a D grade as an acceptable measure of competence for matriculation. This should be highlighted by our politicians, bishops and community as an accomplishment for which Mr. Lionel Sands and others who have worked with this programme, including thousands of diligent students, are worthy of the highest praise. Sincerely, Charles A. CareySetting the Record StraightAttention, Editors: On January 5th my mother, Dorothy Baughman, and I traveled to Abaco together LettersFrom Page 9More Letters to the Editor Please see Letters Page 19

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 Sea SprSea Spr Sea SprSea Spr Sea Spr aa aa a y Ry R y Ry R y R esoresor esoresor esor tt tt tHopetown, Elbow CayVillas Restaurant Marina OFFERING SPECIAL DOCK RATESSept. 1st 2003 through March 31st, 2004 Boats up to 49 $400 monthly 50 & over $525 monthly Metered water & electricity Texaco Star Port, Fuel, Oil & Ice Boat House RestaurantBar & Freshwater PoolTransportation provided from ferry dock Come by and see us, we have friendly staff waiting to serve you Open 8-5 daily VHF ch. 16 Ph: (242) 366-0065 e-mail: seasprayres@oii.net www.seasprayresort.com 2 two bedroom Villas with full Kitchens 3 one bedroom Villas with full Kitchens Mens, Womens & Childrens Wear T-Shirts Infants Clothing Household Items LuggageQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh HarbourMon Sat 8:30 am 5:30 pmTel: 367-2017to visit my brother, Chris Baughman, and his 14-year-old son, Mickey. This was a very difficult, yet important trip for my mother, an 85-year-old woman who is both legally blind and partially deaf. She had not seen Chris and her grandson Mickey for over a year. The vacation which was planned to be a joyful time for reunion with family, took an unexpected turn on the evening of January 9. We, my brother, mother and I, traveled to Hope Town for dinner. After dinner, we headed back toward Pelican Shore through waters familiar to my brother. En route, our boat, unfortunately, hit an outcropping of rock on the point at Eastern Shores. I was thrown from the boat on impact. When I surfaced, I heard and saw nothing of the boat nor my mother and brother. I did, however, see lights along the shoreline. I began to swim toward the lights. Shortly after, I saw a massive rock and realized that I could climb on it. Because the crash was so hard, I made the assumption that my family had been thrown out of the boat also. I cried out to them There was no response, and I determined my family to be dead. On shore, a couple, Carolyn and Jimmy and their friend, Woody, heard the boat hit the rocks and my subsequent screams for help. The two men rescued me and slowly checked the water for survivors and returned me safely to my brothers home on Pelican Shores. For my brother and mother the story was very different. The collision knocked them unconscious and badly injured. When they came to and realized that I was not in the boat, they began to call out to me and search the water. With no response from me, they returned to Pelican Shores to get medical attention for my mother and to call for search and rescue. I radioed Lynne Key and told her I was safe but feared for Chris and Mother. She went to the Baughman residence to inform my family that I had been rescued. There are two sets of reasons why I am writing this letter. First, I have a deep sense of appreciation to those who rescued me, especially Woody, Jimmy and Carolyn. I wish to thank all the people who worked so quickly and caringly in the search efforts. I thank the Emergency Ambulance Service that transported us to the clinic, then to the airport for a medical airlift to Nassau. The care we received from them was superb. I thank the staff at the Abaco Family Clinic and Doctors Hospital for their care. I want to convey my true gratefulness to all who prayed for our safety. The second set of reasons I am writing this letter is to deal with squelching the lies generated after the accident. Words fail me to articulate my gratefulness that my brother and mother are alive and survived that horrible accident. I feel wounded to hear the misconceptions. Allow me to clarify. Chris is my brother and not my spurned lover who threw me overboard. Chris and by mother did not plot to cast me into the sea to collect insurance. Chris was not being blackmailed by me and did not arrange the accident. Chris did not speed off from the scene. They searched for me but realized that they needed help. He was not fleeing from the scene of the accident. When I cried out, I simply meant Please, Chris, dont be dead. The accident was just an accident. I support my brothers decision to return to the house after trying in vain to find me in the water. At no time did I feel that Chris had abandoned me. This is a time for healing for my family and I feel that clarifying the facts is vital to the recovery process. I would appreciate it if both my expressions of appreciation and the truth surrounding the accident were made available to those who need to hear. Thank you, Claudia J. Race LettersFrom Page 18 Center Console with T-Top 2 Dive Platforms with Swim Ladder VHF Depth Finder Igloo Cooler 2 Anchors Full Safety Equipment Offers the Smooth and Ultra Dry Ride of the MERCPANGA HullP.O. Box AB-22995 Man-O-War Cay Abaco Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6008 Fax: (242) 365-6151 e-mail: mowmarina@hotmail.com By Portia Jonsson The Prime Minister, The Hon. Perry Christie has been appointed a member of Her Majestys Privy Council in the United Kingdom. Mr. Christie will now be referred to as the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie. He is the third Bahamian to receive the title, along with former Prime Ministers Hubert Ingraham and the late Sir Lynden Pindling. The Right Honourable title is lifelong, even after the person leaves political or judicial office. The honour is the highest the Queen can bestow after a peerage and ranks above a knighthood. More Letters to the EditorPrime Minister Is Appointed to Queens Privy Council

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Page 20 The Abaconian March 1, 2004 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 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 sentation ever for the upcoming season. New perimeter fencing has been completed. To date, 25 pallets of sod have been donated towards the completion of the landscaping effort. We would be grateful for any additional donations to assist in the completion expenses that we will incur. Our ballfield serves many communityrelated purposes such as our Independence Day celebrations. We hope the improvements will benefit all of Man-O-War and Abaco as well. We welcome any additional donations and request they be directed to Mr. Fred Sweeting at 365 6128 or Mr. CaysFrom Page 4 The Man-O-War Flea market is a popular event which raises money for the Man-O-War School. A variety of games and activities entertain along with a chance for anyone to set up a booth. A wide variety of items is always offered. A raffle also raises funds. Shown above is Man-O-War teacher, Mr. Larry Elkins, overseeing the drawing of the raffle tickets. The sale of drinks and food is reserved for the school. The Man-O-War ballfield is having major improvements including sod, new fencing and lights. It will be ready for the upcoming season. Where in the world would you find another ballpark located on valuable ocean beach property? More News of the CaysHaziel McDonald at 365 6016. Thanks to our benefactors and to the team members and others for their hard work and to our community for their support.Other Community NewsMr. and Mrs Randy Albury are pleased to announce the adoption of their baby girl, Zoie Elizabeth Albury, born on February 10, 2004. They would like to extend their thanks to all of those who showed their support. On a sad note February marked the passing of Mr. Thomas Sweeting, who left behind Mrs. Sally Sweeting and other family members. Mr. Thomas will be missed. We will always remember Mr. Thomas kind remarks, his happy smile and his love for Ms. Sally and Man-O-War.Hope TownWriters Works Were FeaturedBy Bob Haswell The Hope Town Harbor Lodge was the sight of a very festive evening on February 13. The Hope Town Writers Circle hosted 80 people from the community. The evening featured Adelaide Cummings, a published author of several books. Adelaide has been coming to Hope Town for the last 46 years. A more charming 90 year old youll never meet. Prior to her retirement she was the Editor of Childs Life. For a number of years she wrote a weekly column for The National Observer entitled Zoos Who. (These articles have now been published in book form.) Adelaide is a very accomplished poet whos latest collection, entitled Pastiche, can be purchased in shops in Hope Town. She has recently returned to her home in West Falmouth, Massachusetts, where she is working on yet another book of poems entitled Reprise She read several humorous, as well as serious works, but she saved the best two for last. Also featured were nine other members of the Writers Circle. Paul Seydel, whose book The Evolution of God, was published last year. Jean Hayworth, although an 80 year old, quoted two of her poems from memory. Included in the program were Steve Best, author of several published books two of which are Sparkle and Me, and Tales of Please see Cays Page 21

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 21 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. Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAIL Hope Town, Audrey Malone, a Bahamian writer of poems who has have won several awards, Ray Brown, who read his Impressions of England Larry Beachy, who reminisced about his 35 cars and dating his wife of 48 years, Ann Corbitt, who read three poems, and Bobbie and Ed Collins, each of whom read hilarious accounts of life in their home. If you missed out, make plans for next year. It was great fun. The evening ended with lyrics written by Steve Best and sung to the tune of I Like New York in June Piano background music was played by Lucky Rule of Treasure Cay. Thanks to Tom Hazel and the staff of Hope Town Harbor Lodge.Fair Will Be Held on March 13The date for this years Hope Town Fair has been set for March 13 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. This popular event is in support of the Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue and will feature a full selection of food, a live auction, a raffle drawing as well as games for both adults and kids. In addition, visitors will have an opportunity to view the fire engines and see a live demonstration. Ferries will leave from Marsh Harbour at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. and return to Marsh Harbour at 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. shop duties. The youth participants chose five peer leaders to be their spokes people at the SIDS conference the evening before the presentation. Rebecca was chosen to give the introductory remarks to the 325 leaders. Even the adults were nervous as the ballroom doors at the Radisson Resort opened to reveal a United Nations conference taking place! The students were very calm as they gazed around the ballroom to see leaders from all areas of the world, some dressed in their native garb and many with translation headphones. It was an opportunity that most adults are not privileged to see! ForumFrom Page 14 tors already challenging their survival feral cats, land crabs, rats, snakes, and even red tail hawks there are now raccoons migrating steadily southward. It is uncertain how they were introduced, whether brought by man, or if they swam across from Grand Bahama. No matter how they got here, the problem is real. In the time that they have been known to exist on the island, which is estimated to be roughly six to eight years, they have traveled as far south as Great Cistern. They breed mostly in winter, can have a litter of four to seven and can live for up to 16 years in the wild. The concern comes because the Abaco parrot, unlike its southern cousins, nests in holes in the ground which leaves them more accessible by these predators. Raccoons are omnivorous, and while they like fruits, nuts and berries, they are just as apt to eat lizards, frogs and eggs from the parrot and other birds who nest on the ground. Recently there have been sightings of raccoons in the Abaco National Park where the RobertsFrom Page 8 have exclusive power to make diplomatic appointments. Discussions and questions followed the presentations. The predominant topic brought up by many at the meeting was that of citizenship. The group strongly favored treating Bahamian men and women equally, particularly with relation to the citizenship of children. They wanted clarification of how long a person had to be in the Bahamas to be considered a citizen and emphasized how difficult it is now to attain citizenship. Many felt that if a person was born in this country and had lived here for their entire lives that they should be granted citizenship. These persons can now apply only when they are 18 years old and then it is years of frustration before they get satisfaction. Many changes were suggested to remedy these shortcomings. Some were critical that there is no appeal in matters of immigration, no board that could review decisions and the minister is not required to give reasons for his decision. Comments were made that they want to keep references in the preamble of the constitution to indicate that this is a Christian country. Others were against this country using the Privy Council and the country being a monarchy. They preferred the direct elecConstitutionFrom Page 2 CaysFrom Page 20 tion of the prime minister. Some in the group wanted senators to be elected rather than appointed. It was brought out that at present the cabinet decides what legislation will be introduced and with the present system the legislation will be passed. One suggestion was that government institute the position of ombudsman that would give the ordinary person a way to deal with complaints and problems. One person wanted all judges to be Bahamian. Others wanted all forms of sexual discrimination to be eliminated. Other topics which were commented on included the benefits of a republican type of government which would allow the direct election of the prime minister. majority of our parrot population lives. This is of immense concern because it could mean that once again man is transplanting them, and by doing so putting the parrot at a higher level of danger. As Bahamians, if we dont care about what is ours, how can we expect anyone else to care. And if we dont care, then who will care to visit us when we have allowed the native beauty of our islands go to ruin. We need to broaden our view of how everything works together in order to make things go right. Following their presentation, the press began to ask for interviews from this group. Radio, television and newspapers interviewed, questioned and challenged the group with their questions concerning the information in the manifesto well as about other topics such as availability of property, jobs and the illegal immigration situation. Dr. Davidson Hepburn, the Bahamas Ambassador to the UN, remarked to Mrs. Key that he felt Rebecca was a very articulate, intelligent young adult and that he totally agreed with everything she had said in the press conference. That was the ultimate compliment coming from an ultimate statesman! The experience was a very empowering one for the youth attending. One student will be chosen to attend the next SIDS conference to be held in Mauritius this summer. It is important for students to have subject information in their schools, but forums such as this give youth the vehicle to voice their opinions about their society. The diverse group of youth from all over The Bahamas bonded well and to the delight of teachers and tourists alike, they burst into an impromptu song and dance in the resort hall to relieve their nerves right before the press conference.

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Page 22 The Abaconian March 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 Properties30 + 365-4636 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 Crystal Villas 7 villas 366-0522 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 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday Restaurant & Bar Nightly EntertainmentBrown Tip (The Saw Man) Monday & Tuesday Estin Sawyer (the Music Man) Wednesday Stone McEwan Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 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 1 1:30 am to 4 pm Dinner 5 pm to 9 pmready for the competition and will be used for Inter School Sports which will be held on March 4 and 5 at the track at the Murphy Town Park. Special Assembly On February 21 a special assembly was held at Abaco Central to honour former Vice Principal Huel Moss, who is now principal of the South Andros High School. Under the theme Moving to Higher Heights Mr. Moss was entertained by students of Abaco Central with songs and praise dances. Guest speaker for the assembly was Pastor Derek Benjamin, who told the students that Mr Moss is faithful as a friend, always willing to help and always has a gay gentle spirit. Mr. Moss stated that he was very humbled by all of the tributes and that he would never forget the day. He told the students that Abaco Central will always be a part of his life. Mr. Moss was the guest of honour at a dinner at Abaco Beach Resort. Remarks were brought by various staff members and by the Member of Parliament for South Abaco, Robert Sweeting. Mr. Sweeting thanked Mr. Moss for his service to the youth of Abaco. Mr. Moss has now returned to his duties in South Andros. SchoolFrom Page 17 Town MeetingFrom Page 5 actively for sale. A member of the audience asked about the cost of acquiring the 148 acres of government land that appears to be pivotal to the plans of Passerine. Mr. Williams responded that if the stamp tax and transfer costs were paid to the government, the land could be acquired by a legal entity. The meeting then was adjourned and groups of people gathered outside the Guana Cay school house discussing the meeting and what the final outcome might be. The fate of Guana Cay now hangs in the balance. return home on the Sunday. As time gets closer, we will keep you informed as to changes or additions to the program and let you know what is happening. The renovations to the old building removed a canker and eyesore and definitely enhanced the beauty of our community. This celebration has been a long time coming and has brought with it a great deal of pride to many old monitors, scholars and students who have lived to see its transformation. It will certainly be a weekend to remember, so dont miss it. South AbacoFrom Page 6 the Senate is to present a letter to the president of the Senate. Mr. Key did this on February 23. The seven-page letter to Mr. Christie detailed the reasons why Mr. Key resigned. He felt that he was treated as an outsider and was disillusioned with the government and its leadership. He was not notified of ministers traveling to Abaco, of the Winding Bay project or of appointments that were made. He has been invited to only one parliamentary meeting since the election in May of 2002. Mr. Key was asked to reconsider his decision but he made it clear that he would abide by his decision. Additionally, on February 23 he resigned from the Progressive Liberal Party and from his position as Stalwart Councillor of the PLP. Mr. Key has a long history of supporting the PLP. He joined the PLP in 1970 and first ran as the PLP candidate in the election of 1977. Although he was not elected to Parliament, he was appointed as a Senator from 1977 until 1982. He served as an elected Member of Parliament from 1982 until 1997. He was influential in bringing many white Bahamians into the PLP organization. His resignation has caused a great deal of controversy in the PLP political arena. KeyFrom Page 1 Contestants in the Miss Abaco Central High Junior pageant are shown at the RND Theatre where the final judging took place. Four participants vied for the title. Huel Moss Day was celebrated on February 21 to honor Huel Moss, who was recently transferred to Andros as principal of the South Andros High School. He taught science for many years at Abaco Central High School, then was named Vice Principal of that school..Support Citizens Against Crime

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 23 Dive Shops Marsh HarbourDive Abaco...................................367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive Center............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 Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for time 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................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js...............................$.............366-4020 Nancys............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............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 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0431 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 ........................... 357-6684 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 Rev 5Feb04

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 12 NUMBER 5 MARCH 1st, 2004 By Portia Jonsson The people of Hope Town are fed up and frustrated with the governments indifference to the appalling situation with waste disposal and the deterioration of the roads on Elbow Cay. Ministers and government officials have visited the cay numerous times, heard the concerns of the residents and promises have been made. But to this day, nothing whatsoever has been done to alleviate the problems. In order to publicize their plight, the residents invited media persons to a public meeting on February 20th. A large number of local residents, second homeowners and even school children turned out to voice their concerns, make suggestions and just inquire as to what is being done about the situation. Attending the meeting was the Member of Parliament for South Abaco, Mr. Robert Sweeting, as well as Chief Councillor for the Central Abaco District, Mr. Cay Mills, and representatives from The Tribune Cool 96 FM of Grand Bahama, Radio Abaco and The Abaconian Regarding the resurfacing of the roads, Loren Senn said residents will see something being done as early as the next week.Hope Town Protests Dump and Bad RoadsOil Drilling Barge Is HazardOil explorations are continuing in the waters between Little Abaco and Grand Cay. In the foreground is a sunken barge with drilling equipment located about two miles south of Grand Cay. It has been sunk for about six months. In the distance on the left is an oil rig platform which is manned. Fishermen who frequent the area wonder what is being done as they do not see work which would indicate a drilling operation. Grand Cay shows in the distance. For more photos see page 6.Athletes Compete in TriathlonEleven athletes competed in the Great Abaco Triathlon held on February 14 at Abaco Beach Resort. They are shown here beginning their competition with a half-mile swim. This was followed by a bike ride, then a run. The event was organized and sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism. Hope Town held a town meeting with members of several media organizations to bring attention to the towns problems with garbage and with bad roads. Town leaders spoke of the dangerous situation which exists and their continual efforts to get central government to act. Mr. Robert Sweeting assured the group that the funding was in place, and it was a matter of initiating action. The dump is too small and must be burned daily, covering the surrounding residential area with smelly smoke and dangerous chemical fimes which are causing respiratory problems. The roads are so bad that some vehicles are unable to navigate them.Residents Protest Lack of ActionBurning Dump Sickens Residents Please see Protest Page 2Coming EventsMarch 2Grand Opening of the Conch Pearl in Marsh Har. March 6Heritage Day in Hope Town March 6Yard Sale in Treasure Cay March 6Mega Malt Mile Walk / Run in Marsh Harbour March 7Barefoot Man at Nippers on Guana Cay March 13Hope Town Fair benefitting HT Fire and Rescue March 20Reef Ball in Marsh Harbour The Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee is busy planning their first Annual Island Roots Heritage Festival on Green Turtle Cay on May 7-9. It will be a fantastic weekend that focuses on all the wonderful things of the past that reflect the unique and rich heritage of The Bahamas. It is a weekend to be attended by the young and the old, the true, true Bahamian and all those who love to visit our shores and those who have chosen to share our culture with us. The festivities will be held primarily on Settlement Point with parades scheduled to rush through the town streets both on Friday and Saturday. Island food will entice all those to remember special memories coming out of the kitchen. Look forward to seeing the Royal Bahamas Police Band, an old fashion Bunce, a special Junkanoo paradeFestival Is Planned for G. Turtle C. Please see Festival Page 7

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Page 2 B The Abaconian March 1, 2004 Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391 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 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 Caribbean Asphalt has been assigned to do the job at a cost of $582,000. He advised that the government is contributing $300,000 towards this project leaving a balance of $282,000. What happens if we only come up with $80,000? asked someone in the crowd. Then me and others will have to make up the shortfall, answered Mr. Senn. Mr. Robert Sweeting said that all he can do is take Loren at his word because no contract has been signed yet. Chief Councillor Mills advised that he spoke with the Minister himself on February 19th who assured him that the contract is signed. Mr. Mills added that he believes the Minister will stand to his word. Focus then shifted to the dump site. Mr. Rudy Malone informed the crowd that at the end of this tourist season the dump site will be full to the limit. The dump site is located on private property and Mr. Malone advised that the owners want the dumping to cease and the garbage off their properties immediately. According to Mr. Malone the Hope Town District Council has located a piece of property to site the dump and the residents may have to pay a small fee to have garbage taken away. A chipper was also suggested so that they would not have to burn trees and branches. Mr. Malone added that it is the governments responsibility to remove household waste and admonished everyone to write to Nassau saying that they are ready, willing and able to help but cant shoulder it on their own. Assistant Fire Chief, Bonnie Hall, also addressed the gathering as to the hazardous health risk, dangers and toxins in the smoke when burning occurs at the dump. Mrs. Hall said that Hope Town Fire and Rescue has an obligation to the safety of their community and to their visitors. It is with this in mind that they respond to calls at the dump. It is not because they enjoy it or because they feel the need to blow the siren or rush around in the truck. It is for the simple reason that they must make an effort to extinguish a fire that although it does not threaten homes or property. Lives are threatened, nonetheless, by exposing their community to a continuous cloud of toxic smoke. Speaking on behalf of the Clean Island Committee was Ms. Rhonda Claridge. Ms. Claridge stated that the committee was formed a year ago to assist in finding a solution. To this end a petition supported by 300 signatures was sent to the proper authorities. Needless to say, nothing has been done. She continued that this issue cannot Name: _______________________________ Address: _____________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Phone: _______________________________ E-mail Address: _______________________Friends of the EnvironmentPlease check: Renewal ______ New Member ______ Student (under 16) $5-14 Adult $15-29 Family $30-49 Business $50-99 Contributing $100-249 Patron $250 and upMake checks payable / send to Friends of the Environment, Hope Town Abaco, Bahamas or drop off to Abaco Outback or Abaco Chamber of CommercePh: 242-367-2721 Fax: 242-367-5358 E-mail:info@friendsoftheenvironment.org Web site http://www.friendsoftheenvironment.org FRIENDS Mission: To preserve and protect Abacos terrestrial and marine environments to achieve sustainable living for the wildlife and people of AbacoInvites you to share in preserving our environmentwait any longer and encouraged those present to petition everyone who might help. Sending a special message to government ministers and other officials, Ms. Claridge said that this was not about politics but advised that people lives are being shortened while government officials deliberate. Mr. Sweeting responded by saying that the money is in place and financing for the dump is not a problem. It is just a matter of getting everything moving, but with the show of support there that day he is certain they will get it done. Many questions were asked but most of them remained unanswered. Hope Town residents need help and they need it now. Drive SafelyWatch for School ChildrenHope Town Voices Complaints ProtestFrom Page 1 The site of the Hope Town dump is too small to handle all the garbage and trash that the island produces. Trash is burned every day, giving off noxious toxic smoke. Central government has agreed that the garbage must be transported to a land fill on the mainland, but there has been no action taken toward that yet. The residents of the cay are completely fed up with the negligence of government to this dangerous situation.

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 Abaco Youth in ActionBy Isobel Sherman The basketball season for Abaco Youth in Action is well underway each Saturday at Ocean View Park in Dundas Town. Over 70 youngsters from ages 6-14 are participating in this well run program. Running the program are Lynden and Elva Davis, Jude Hart and Stretch Morley. Games and drills are held each Saturday from 10 a.m. until Noon. Abaco Youth In Action has done a tremendous job providing a sporting outlet for the youth of Central Abaco. A total of three sports are featured each year beginning with soccer in the fall, basketball and finally softball.Valentines Day Remote Control Laser RegattaThe Marsh Harbour Sailing Club got together with a group from Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa for some afternoon racing fun. Although no love was lost after the first race started, shifty winds were the main concern. Dave Lowe won the first two races convincingly, but Jim Kaighin won three of the next four to win the regatta. For more information, contact Jim Kaighin at 3673086. These are the results of the race SkipperSail No. TOTAL Jim Kaighin18 Dave Lowe1410 Charlie Cooke7816 Ginger Stephens17 Lenore Muloch21 Dave Muloch324 Dick Furman532 Shane Cooke6439 Sports NewsHope Town School is proud to have Coach Patrick Stewart and his team of fathers, Peter Albury and David Idas, as their three volunteer sports coaches for this year. They coach all grades in soccer, basketball, football and track and field. They are pictured here in front of the nearly completed community swimming pool where Coach Carrie Cash will begin swim lessons for the students this spring. Abaco Youth in Action teaches the fundalmentals of team sports to the young people of Central Abaco. At this time of year, basketball is practiced. Abaco Youth in Action attracts about 70 boys and girls every Saturday morning to learn the techniques of team sports. They meet at the Ocean View Park in Dundas Town where the youth are divided into four groups, each with a coach. The volunteers need to be commended and appreciated for their efforts with our youth. It Pays to Advertise

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Page 4 B The Abaconian March 1, 2004 Scholarships Available$5,000 Lyford Cay Foundation Technical Training AwardsApply today for a Lyford Cay Foundation Technical Training ScholarshipApplicants must be Bahamian with high school diploma Plan to persue a vocation valuable to The Bahamas & Pledge to return to The Bahamas upon graduationOther qualifications may applyApplications available from The Managers Office, BTVI or write to: Technical Training Scholarships Lyford Cay Foundation P.O. Box N-7776 Nassau, Bahamas or online at: www.lyfordcayfoundation.com Deadline to submit completed application, May 1, 2004Interested in a career in... agriculture/agribusiness air conditioning & refrigeration auto, marine & aviation mechanics construction & related trades diesel technology & mechanics heavy equipment operation machine shop/welding computer service technology hospitality & tourism technical instruction & education health care, medical technology & more... One hundred forty-five people arrived on a Boeing 727 200 jet at the Treasure Cay airport on February 18. The group came to stay at the Treasure Cay Resort to enjoy a tropical vacation for five days. The group was part of the Nomads Travel Club of Detroit, Michigan. They were greeted by Ministry of Tourism officials and the Administrator for North Abaco, Mr. Gary Knowles. The club members, numbering 12,000, own and manage their own plane, considering it their clubhouse. The club organizes about 50 trips a year to destinations all over the world which the members can elect to take. The club manages all the details, getting discounted room rates, organizing activities, in some cases arranging for cruise boats and other transportation. There are trips which accommodate a variety of activity levels. Treasure Cay made their trip memorable by being attentive to all their needs. They were greeted at the airport with a rum punch and were taken to their rooms at the resort. The check-in was very easy and the rooms were in perfect shape. The resort is hoping that the group will make return visits to Abaco.145 Arrive at Treasure Cay by 727 JetThe Nomads clubhouse is this Boeing 727 200 which brought 145 members of the Nomads Travel Club to Treasure Cay for five days of sand, sun and sea. A group of 145 members of the Nomads Travel Club of Detroit, Michigan, arrived at Treasure Cay on February 18 to enjoy the beach and surrounding area. Meeting them at the airport was Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Director of Tourism on Abaco, and Mr. Gary Knowles, Administrator for North Abaco. They are shown above greeting the guests. The travel club has 12,000 members who travel to all corners of the world. 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. 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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 B For information v isit our website: www.bahamasferries.comCall Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Price Sc hedule Sand y P oint, AbacoPassenger Vehicle Round TripOne Way Up to 16' with driver$300$165 16'-20' with driver$350$200 Over 20commercial rates applyCommercial Vehicle(per lane foot)$35 $20 Motor bike with rider $110 $60 Bicycle with rider $100 $55 Passengers Adult Passenger $90 $50 Child Passenger under 12 years$55 $30 Child Passenger under 3 yearsFree Free Other Unaccompanied Vehicles$40* $20* Vehicles over 5 ton grossPOA POA* Price Additional to Accompanied Passenger Vehicle Transportation Price Ph: (242) 323-2165 or 2166 Fax: (242) 323-8185 Nassau, Bahamas DayDepartArriveDepartArrive NassauSandy PointSandy PointNassau Friday3:30 pm7:15 pm8 pm11:45 pm Sunday3:30 pm7:15 pm8 pm11:45 pm Schedule Sandy Point, Abaco Sea Base Adventure Is BackBy Isobel Sherman The Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Program Sea Base is once again back on Abaco for another year. The program involves a week of sailing in the Sea of Abaco. Scouts from all over the United Sates attend this sailing adventure. The program has become so popular that additional sailing vessels have been added each summer and now the program has been extended this year to run from February 14 through August. The first set of Scouts arrived on February 14 to begin their high sea adventure. Through May four sailing vessels will be used for the program. In June nine sailing vessels will be used. The premier vessel is the Man-O-War built William H Albury celebrating its 40th birthday this year. The Sea Base High Adventure Program uses the docks at The Moorings. Once provisions are loaded and the scouts are aboard, it is off for seven days of sailing around Abaco and learning all of the skills required on a sailboat from cooking and cleaning to navigating by the stars. Each year the program liaisons with Abaco Scouts to provide a sailing adventure and also some social interaction for the visiting scouts.Abaco Scouts Plan TripsScout Leader Bill Thorndycraft said that the one girl member from the First Abaco Scout Troop will be going on a week long Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Sailing this coming August along with Girl Scouts from North Abaco. The rest of the First Abaco Scout Troop will be heading to Montana and Idaho this summer. They will spend time at a ranch in Montana where they will live in a bunkhouse. The troop has raised funds for the trip through various projects. Scouting News Treasure Cay Welcomes Price BustersBy Portia Jonsson Price Busters has opened its second store on the island located in the Brent Lowe Building, Treasure Cay. The store opened its doors on January 10th, just weeks before the grand opening ceremony of its sister store in Marsh Harbour. Price Busters carries a wide selection of health and beauty aids, household items, toys, gifts, cleaning products and over the counter drugs. Prices at the store range from $1.99 and up. Store hours are 9 a.m. 6 p.m. on Monday through Saturday. The store is operated by Ms. Theresa Simms. North Abaco

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Page 6 B The Abaconian March 1, 2004 Wedding/Funeral Programs Business Cards Envelopes Menus Labels Laminations ...MoreMonday Friday 9 am 5 pm Ph: (242) 367-3202 Fax: (242) 367-3201 Carbonless Forms Office Stationery Flyers Certificates Tickets Brochures Photo ScanningOffering a variety of print solutions, including: Located in the Abaco Shopping Centre, next to Brass & LeatherWhetherBIG orsmallWe cover it allPrinting Solutions for Everyone A GREAT BIGTHANK YOU!to everyone who helps and supports us. fromThe Students & Staff ofEVERY CHILD COUNTS 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 Call: (954) 727-8595 (954) 727-8595 (954) 727-8595 (954) 727-8595 (954) 727-8595 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) 489-0852 www.skwatermakers.com4675 N. US 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34946Installation Available in Abaco by:PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope TownOil Exploration Continues in North AbacoThis vessel with a drill rig aboard is in the waters of North Abaco near Grand Cay, according to fishermen who are in that area. The rusting ship is anchored about two miles south of Grand Cay and has not been seen to be actively drilling for about six months. A crew is reported to be aboard the boat. This photo shows one of the oil exploration drilling platforms situated near Walkers Cay. A crew is stationed aboard the platform. It was in this same area that fishermen have reported two Korean fishing boats dragging a huge net. One boat was approximately 200 feet long and the other boat may have been 50 feet long. Other persons have suggested that the boats may be French rather than Korean. Road Safety Is Everyones Responsibility

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 B 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 by the Green Turtle Rockers and much, much more. The committee is financing this wonderful festival by raising money throughout the year. The Guy Fawkes Family Fun Nite was a tremendous hit, as was our very successful Wine Tasting held at the beautiful home of Pat and Louise Green and sponsored by Burns House and Price Right. And now the committee is planning the first Easter Parade ever for the streets of New Plymouth. Keep your ears out to find out more about registering your vehicles in the decorating contest and parade. All children are urged to decorate their bicycles, scooters and trikes and come join the rush! And for those who join us on foot come sporting the best Easter Bonnet you can create to win prizes and just have lot of fun for the day! There will be games for all and good food as always. Look forward to joining us an April 3 beginning at 3 p.m. for the Easter Parade! Editors note: We regret that the February 15 issue had the incorrect name of the couple hosting the Wind Tasting which should have been Mr. and Mrs. Pat Green. FestivalFrom Page 1 By Portia Jonsson The S.C. Bootle Highway is littered with garbage, cardboard boxes and paper. Chief Councillor, Cay Mills informed me this area was cleaned, on both sides of the road, twice before the Christmas holidays and then once again after the New Year. Anyone passing along this road now would find this hard to believe. I traveled the S.C. Bootle Highway with Mr. Mills on February 2nd and it was filthy as if it had never been touched. Mr. Mills said that as the Chief Councillor for the Central Abaco District, he is very ashamed of the lack of cleanliness of his people. He added that as a taxi driver he is especially embarrassed when transporting visitors along these routes. Tourists have asked him about the debris and dirt along the street while traveling from Treasure Cay to Marsh Harbour. The Chief Councillor said he has personally seen trucks from the various business places with their drivers speeding and debris falling from the trucks along side the roads. Mr. Mills says he is working very closely with the Abaco Police to ensure that this lack of cleanliness does not continue. Hopefully when these perpetrators are hit in the pockets with hefty fines, they will realize this act cannot and will not be tolerated. Bahamians, lets all work together to keep our country clean, green and pristine.Viewpoint Lets Talk Trash

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Page 8 B The Abaconian March 1, 2004 U1Portable Generator $55 NS404CYL CAR W/AC $55 NS604CYL CAR W/AC $62 584/6 CYL CAR W/AC $69 264/6 CYL CAR W/AC $55 754/6 CYL CAR W/AC SIDE POST $85 24 6/8 CYL CAR W/AC $85 34 6/8 CYL CAR W/AC $85 G658 CYL CAR/TRUCK W/AC $98 24MARINE A/C DELCO $99 27MARINE A/C DELCO $110 31TRUCK/MARINE/DIESEL $115.00 4DTRACTOR/MARINE/DIESEL $175.00 8DTRACTOR/MARINE/DIESEL $200.00 7512V GOLF CART GAS $85.00 GCII6V GOLF CART ELECTRIC $89.00 GCII6V GOLF CART TROJAN $108.00 GCII8V GOLF CART TROJAN $118.00OTHER BATTERIESLarge 8v Marine Batteries U.P.S. Computer Batteries Jet Ski Batteries Motor Bike BatteriesCall Robbie Nixon for ALL Your Battery Needs See You Soon! Located in the Colina Building on Queen Elizabeth Dr. Ph: 367-3742 Fax: 367-0064 We Dont Pro-rate Our Waranty We Dont Pro-rate Our Waranty(If an Epic Battery fails due to workmanship any time during that year, Epic would replace that battery free of charge!)Delivery Service AvailableFULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!First AnnualMega Malt Mile Walk / RunUnder the patronage of the Hon. Neville Wisdom and Frank RutherfordSponsored by Mega Malt and Price BustersPlace: Price Busters Date: Saturday, March 6 Time: 8 a.m. Categories:Under 10 Boys and GirlsUnder 20 Boys and Girls Under 12 Boys and GirlsUnder 30 Men and Women Under 15 Boys and GirlsUnder 40 Men and Women Under 17 Boys and GirlsOver 40 Men and WomenAwards: Watches for the Winners in each categoryCertificates to Second and Third Place WinnersWinning Primary School and High School Get Trophies & Cash DonationParticipate and Get a Free Mega Malt T ShirtPick up your entry form now By Isobel Sherman This is the 40th anniversary of the schooner William H Albury Built in Man-O-War in 1964 by boat builder the late William H. Albury, this schooner has a fascinating history. The original name of this boat was Esperanto During Hurricane Betsy in September 1965 it ended up on the shore of Marsh Harbour. After being repaired, it was sold to the owner of Saddleback Cay in the Exumas and she was renamed the Grand Turk. The present owner for the past 30 years, Capt. Joe Maggio, bought the schooner in 1974 and renamed her the William H Albury He and the William H began a sailing history that continues to this day. Beginning in 1976 William H Albury represented the Bahamas in Tall Ship events held in the United Sates. Three people from Abaco were aboard her as she sailed in the Tall Ships parade marking the Bicentennial of the United States in 1976. They were Bahamian Scott Weatherford and Margo and Derek Lee, all from Man-O-War. She was named the Flagship of the Bahamas by the Ministry of Tourism and took part in a special exposition in New York. In 1986 she sailed to New York to take part in the ceremony for the reopening of the repaired Statue of Liberty. Michael Albury also was a crew member when he was growing up. The late Prime Minister, Sir Lyndon Pindling, and his wife, Lady Pindling, were frequent guests on the William H Many other famous persons have walked the deck of the William H including the singing trio of Crosby, Stills and Nash, singer Jimmy Buffett, Neil Young, Pete Frampton, and the creator of the MASH series, Carl Gottlieb. In 1987 the William H Albury became a flagship for the Boy Scouts of Americas Sea Base High Adventure Program on Abaco. The programme has grown tremendously over the years. Hurricane Floyd in 1999 did little damage to the William H She was anchored in a canal in Joes Creek and once again ended up on the land but Capt. Maggio stated she survived Floyd very well. Some planks had to be replaced but the damage could have been far greater. Today the William H Albury sails the waters off Abaco teaching Boy Scouts from all parts of the United States the skills ofMOW Built Schooner Celebrates 40 YearsThe William H. Albury under sail. Please see Wm. H. Page 14

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 B P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamas Phone:(242) 365-8061 Fax:(242) 365-8061Serving Abaco for36 YEARS Canal Lots Beach Homes Condominiums Ocean Front Lots Villas Apartments Abacos Oldest, Most Experienced BrokerWilliam Bill Hertz MARCH SPECIALAtlantisNice 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home, includes boat slip with a finger dock. Price:$232,000 GrossRemember If you lived here, youd be home now!Crossing Rocks Area 156 Acres of high elevation, beach front property ripe for development. Call today to find what you are looking for.

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Page 10 B The Abaconian March 1, 2004 Great Fares, Friendly, Safe and Reliable Service.Check our website www.flyyellowairtaxi.comFrequent service to: Ft. Lauderdale West Palm Beach Charters Available to anywhere in The Bahamas and Florida Call: 1-888-YELLOW-4or Fax: 1-954-359-5324 with your request. 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 By Jennifer Hudson On January 29th I went on a tour of the Abaco Neem facility in Marsh Harbour along with a group of 27 fourth grade students from St. Francis de Sales School and their teacher, Ms. Anne-Marie Hinds. Proprietor Nick Maouillis gave a talk to the children on how to live a healthy lifestyle and how the neem plant can help. These eight to 10 year olds asked many questions and were excited to see the oil being pressed from the seeds by Mr. Fred Parotti, who assists in maintaining the entire neem farm of 120 acres. After their tour of the facility the students traveled south to visit the farm which is located near Casuarina Point. The neem tree is a plant totally unknown to the majority of Bahamians but in India this tropical evergreen tree has been known as the wonder tree for centuries. Every part of this fascinating plant has been used to treat hundreds of different maladies since ancient times, and it has become very important in the global concept today because it offers answers to many of the major concerns facing mankind. Neem is considered to be one of the most promising trees of the 21st century and offers great potential in the fields of pest management, environmental protection and medicine. It is known to help control diseases such as malaria, cancer and AIDS, combat deforestation, reduce excessive global temperatures and even help in population control. The most helpful property of Neem is that it boosts the immune system while helping the body fight infection and is used in the treatment of nervous disorders, diabetes, digestive disorders, heart disease, periodontal disease, skin conditions and as a treatment for parasites. Neem is a tropical tree with wide adaptability and, although a native of India, tens of thousands of trees have been planted in Neem seeds are processed in Marsh Harbour. Shown here is Mr. Albert Albury, on the left mashing neem seeds to extract the neem oil. Assisting him on the right is Mr. Fred Parotti.Neem Oil Is Processed Locally Please see Neem Page 13

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 BGreat 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 CONTRACTTreasure Cay "Honey's Home" 3 bedroom, 3 bath 1,600 sq.ft. home 2/3 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock with Boat Lift Great Canal and Sea of Abaco Views. # AB66 $765,000.Treasure Cay "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.Treasure CayTreasure Cay Drive 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 2,200 sq.ft. home on two levels upper level deck almost 1/2 Acre Good Sea of Abaco Views. Short stroll to beach. Great family home. fully Furnished. #AB116 $925,000. "Steiner House" NEW LISTING 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 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 3 bedrooms 3 baths 1,320 sq.ft. Home, Private 50' Lay-along Boat Dock, Tastefully furnished and fully equipped. Excellent Rental Record. # AB93 NEW PRICE $550,000. "Spinnaker Point" NEW PRICE 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" 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" Green 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"Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores 3 bedroom, 3 bath home 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment 1 1/2 Acres -private dock with boatlift Fabulous Views. The privacy of a private island with in town convenience. Furnished. #AB67$2,950,000 "Pelican Point" 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 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. HOMES SALES RENTALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS Telephone: (242) 367 5454Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamase.mail: abaco@hgchristie.com03/01/04 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Canal Front Building Sites #40 9,778 sq.ft. AB5155 Extra Large Corner Parcel NEW LISTING $249,000. #41 7,070 sq.ft. AB5156 Good Elevation Sea View NEW LISTING $299,000. #45 6,968 sq.ft. AB5066 Good Elevation Sea View NEW PRICE $285,000. #46 8,105 sq.ft. AB5157 Good Elevation Sea View NEW LISTING $295,000. 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.PRIVATE ISLAND"Carrington Cay" 1.4 AcresNear Leisure Lee # AB5147 $375,000. VACANT LAND 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, 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 "Sunset Point" 8 Unit Bonefishing resort, with fifty seat Lazy Parrot Restaurant and Bar. Central Air-conditioning. Fresh water swimming pool. Excellent investment opportunity. AB100 $901,000. 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 NEW PRICE $175,000. 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 "Harbour View Villa" 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 RequestMarsh 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. 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 B The Abaconian March 1, 2004 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 Guana Cay BEST PRICED beach lot on Guana Cay! 10,000 sq. ft. lot on beach with resort amenities included. $139,900 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 Guana Cay 0567 BEST PRICED beach lot on Guana. 10,000 sq. ft. lot on oceanfront beach. Call Now $139,900 Gallery & Frame Shop Tel: 367-4227 Abaco Glass Tel: 367-2442 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 SSUNBEAM IRON$19.75COBYCALLER I.D. TELEPHONE$29.00SPECIALS GOOD, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, FOR MARCH. 2004 By Jennifer Hudson Dr. May Hestmo is a gentle, caring lady who loves her work and will ease your aches and pains. She can be consulted at the Auskell Clinic which she visits two or three times each month. Dr. Hestmo is from Norway where she trained in orthopaedic and hand surgery at the University Hospitals in Bergen and Oslo. She has been employed by the Bahamian government for the past four years as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Princess Margaret Hospital and also works out of her own office at the Grosvenor Medical Centre in Nassau. She sees a wide spectrum of injuries and other problems in people of all ages including children and works on many traffic accident victims in Nassau. On Abaco Dr. Hestmo says that she encounters a wide variety of ailments but sees mostly office and construction workers suffering from work related hand, back and knee pain. Due to the large amount of construction presently going on in Abaco, many of Dr. Hestmos patients are construction workers. She not only takes X-rays and prescribes medication but in addition she recommends helpful lifestyle changes where necessary such as losing weight for knee problems and how to lift correctly for back problems. These changes can make a huge difference, she stresses. She mentioned how rewarding it is to her to see someone coming into her office in so much pain they can hardly walk and seeing them three weeks later pain free. Dr. Hestmo is equipped to carry out minor surgical procedures at the Auskell Clinic in Abaco, but for surgery which cannot be handled here, patients are referred to Nassau or, for such major surgeries as hip or knee replacements, to the United States. She hopes that it will be possible to have a Physical Therapist on Abaco sometime soon as this would assist tremendously in the recovery of her patients. Dr. Hestmo gives high praise to Mrs. Angie Collie for her foresight in establishing the Auskell Clinic which she says has great potential and is providing a great service for the people of Abaco. Instead of having to leave the island to visit a consultant elsewhere at great cost, patients are now able to do so right here.Orthopeadic Surgeon Visits Abaco AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the library.The AA group and the AlAnon group meet in the Treasure Cay Community Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERER ERER ER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIESOn Green Turtle Cay : The beach: 1.46 acres on Atlantic Ocean. 135' on beach. $480,000 Two one-third acre lots on Bight O Bay beach. 90' frontage. Close to town and public dock. Fourteen lots across from Bight O Bay Beach. Water front on Inner White Sound. 1/2 acre and up. Starting at $78,650 Quiet waterfront: 1.35 acres on Black Sound, with dock, close to beach $650,000 A jewel of a home with pool set high on a bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco. One acre of property stunningly landscaped with wooden walkways and decks. Six buildings set out in pod arrangement. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath. Wicker and rattan furniture throughout including pieces by Tommy Bahama. $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 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 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 Four unit income producing 2 bed 1 bath apartment complex. Fully furnished. Water views. Dock. Laundry. Two years old $700,000 plus closing Lot 10Coco Bay G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636 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 NEW! Hill top lot 200 x 312 with mature trees offering stunning views (from a proposed 2 story house) of the Sea of Abaco, Bluff Harbour and Munjack Cay. A short walk to Coco Bay and the ocean beaches. Underground utilities available. B$360,000 NEW! Groundbreaking underway for the construction of four 40 x 32 2 bed 2 full bath charming cottages within 5 min. walk of Coco Bay and the ocean beaches. Includes central A/C, RO system, 7,000 gal rain water tank, septic tank, 18 x 18 tile floors, island ceiling fans, hardiplank siding, insulated exterior walls, covered porch and deck, white picket fence and landscaping. A perfect retirement home! B360,000 NEW! a perfect spot on White Sound with private dock, boat house, one bedroom furnished cottage, and two bedroom two bath furnished main house with enclosed porch. Stunning views of the sunset. Accessible only by sea. Property goes from sea to sea on the Sea of Abaco and White Sound. Telephone. Needs work. Includes two Whalers with engines and a Sunfish. $660,000 plus 7% 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. 695,000 gross plus 14% closing costs 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 ManagementE-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www,oceanblueproperties.comSOLD

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 BAbaco Real Estate Agency, Ltd. Abacos oldest and most experienced Real Estate AgencyScotland Cay Waterfront See additional listings below or on our website.ABACO REAL ESTATE AGENCY, LTDP.O. Box AB-20404 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Ph:(242) 367-2719 Fax:(242) 367-2359 Web:www.abacobahamas.comSUNRISE BAYRoyal 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 seperately for $160,000 Each 110 X 220 NEW near Leisure Lee Waterfront property 100 beachfront. 143 on Abaco Hwy. 800 deep. Over 2.2 Acres Offered at: $399,000 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 Grate Atlantic Views Offered at: $168,000 UNDER CONTRACTOnly 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: $117,000 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: $695,000A Private, Residential Community on the Sea of Abaco in the heart of Marsh Harbour Next door to Regattas of AbacoLots starting at B$92,000SELLING FAST Guana Cay Subdivision SUNRISE BAY 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.comThe 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 the United States with plantations also in Mexico, the Caribbean and now The Bahamas. Mr. Maouillis first became interested in neem about ten years ago whilst studying at the University in Florida and meeting somebody involved in neem production. He began the neem farm and about three years ago actually began producing the neem products. On his farm he has 8,000 trees in all. They can grow to heights of 60 feet but are only allowed to grow to between 12 and 15 feet as it is then easier to pick the fruit. The trees suffered badly after Hurricane Floyd and have taken several years to recover but last year produced a bumper crop of 860 pounds of seeds. Every part of the plant is used in some form or another. The bark, leaves, fruit, gum and oil all have exceptional benefits. After the fruit is picked by hand which is once a year between July and November, the first process is to remove the seeds and extract the oil from them. Each fruit produces one seed which resembles a peanut. They are put through a press which is heated to 170 degrees. The seeds need to go through three times in order for all the oil to be extracted. The roughage which is left is called neem cake and makes an excellent plant fertilizer. The seed skins are soaked in water to make an extract for treating roses and vegetables which keeps insects away. The stems are cut into short lengths called chew sticks which are excellent for cleaning the teeth. The extracted oil is bottled and sent to Florida to be utilized in the various products. All the leaves are dried in the Abaco facility, then sent to Florida to be made into Vegi-caps. Eventually, Mr. Maouillis plans to have all the equipment in place on Abaco to complete all the processes. Mr. Maouillis started this business to contribute to the health care of our society. He is very dedicated to this cause and told the students of St. Francis that he is proud to be a farmer. Products sold at the Abaco Neem Store, which is located in the old Seventeen Shop building near the airport, are bar soaps, hand and body lotion, Neem leaf extract and capsules and insect repellent. It is a most interesting experience to visit the store and Mrs. Swain, sales manager, is always happy to assist. Contact number is 367 4117.Proposed Gazebo For Marsh Harbour NeemFrom Page 10 A second home owner who has been coming to Abaco for several decades has offered to donate a gazebo to Marsh Harbour for a water front park. This elegant structure will be an asset to the community and will be suitable for many community activities. Local Government member, Mrs. Yvonne Key, is working to have central government permit Marsh Harbour to develop the land next to the BECr substation as a park. This would be very appropriate on that site. This site is sometimes spoken locally as the packing plant or fertilizer warehouse land, both terms referring to past uses of the land. Marsh Harbour has been offered a gazebo identical to this one for a water front park. A very generous second home owner would like to show his gratitude for many years of enjoying this wonder island by presenting this gift to the entire community. Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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Page 14 B The Abaconian March 1, 2004 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above. $1,292,000 Another World This name gives you an idea of this special family island beach home. 5 bed/ 5 bath CBS house on world reknown Treasure Cay beach with many features/ extras including a van and golf cart. Areal MUST SEE $1,440,000 Serenity A real Estate property. Modern 4 bed/4.5 bath, 5600 sq. ft., two storey CBS home with incredible ocean views. Upper level extra large, open concept living/dining/kitchen with outdoor covered balcony and master en-suite bed/bath. Lower level 2 bed/2 bath, lounge, wet bar plus additional bed/bath and double garage. Property has two fully landscaped lots with 290 feet ocean front. Special property with many, many additional features including 2 bed/1 bath caretakers cottage. $3,800,000 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.$405,000 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 $714,500 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. $850,000 + 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 $738,000 Sea Star built as a retirees dream house, this comfortable spacious home has 2 bed / 2 bath with cozy living/dining/kitchen. Also enclosed porch, carport, utility room. Lush garden w/ picket fence. Package shows lots of TLC. $370,000Treasure 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 Bldg 4 Downstairs end unit, 2 bed/ 2 bath w/boat slip $242,000 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 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 SANDPIPER BEACH Top of the Rock situated on two elevated ocean front lots with natural and tropical gardens. Main house 1 bed / 1 bath with detached 2 bed / 1 bath guest accommodations plus additional 400 sq. ft. entertainment / bunk house efficiency. Great holiday beach property. $2,100,000 SOLD VACANT LOTS AVALABLE Windward Beach / Oceanfront beginning at $150,000 Canal Frontbeginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interiorbeginning at $25,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD By Portia Jonsson In a world of television, computers and video games, getting kids to enjoy reading may seem impossible. But as parents we can interest youngsters in all that books offer if we choose the right ones and read with our children. You dont have to have a house overflowing with books to give your children this kind of experience. The Marsh Harbour Community Library, our local library, is home to an abundance of books, plus many other valuable resources. One of the most exciting areas in the library is the childrens section which offers a wide variety of childrens books and magazines. Several other communities have very good libraries. The Treasure Cay Community library is one of the best. Hope Town has a library the town can be very proud of. Keep in mind, too, that a visit to the library can help enrich your life as an adult. Whether you are seeking information or just a good read, the library has a lot to offer. Helping our children to enjoy reading is one of the most important things we can do as a parent and well worth the investment of our time and energy. Kids will learn reading skills in school, but often they come to associate reading with work, not pleasure. As a result, they lose their desire to read. And it is that desire the curiosity and interest that is the cornerstone to using reading and related skills successfully. By far the most effective way to encourage our children to love books and reading is to read aloud to them, and the earlier we start the better. Even a baby of a few months can see pictures, listen to your voice and turn cardboard pages. Make this time together a special time when we hold our kids and share the pleasure of a story without the distractions of television or telephones. You may be surprised to find that a well written childrens book is often as big a delight to you as it is to the kids. And dont stop taking the time to read aloud once your children have learned to read for themselves. At this stage encourage them to read to you some of the time. This shared enjoyment will continue to strengthen your childrens interest and appreciation. Simply having books, magazines, and newspapers around your home will help children to view them as part of daily life. And your example of reading frequently and enjoying it will reinforce that view. While your children are still very small, its a good idea to start a home library for them, even if its just a shelf or two. How you handle books will eventually influence how your kids treat them. Children imitate, so if they see that you enjoy reading and treat book gently and with respect, it is likely that they will do the same. Wm. H.From Page 8 sailing. Her dock is at The Moorings in Marsh Harbour. Every year Capt. Maggio donates the schooner and her crew for a days sail to the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum in Hope Town that uses this sail as a fund raiser. The William H Albury has 40 years of history and from the looks of it she will be around to celebrate her centennial.VV VV V ieie ieie ie wpointwpoint wpointwpoint wpoint Getting Children Interested in ReadingIf your children are school-aged, keep in mind that the school library is an excellent source for a wide variety of materials. Encourage your kids to bring home books from their school library for pleasure as well as for their studies. Its never too late to try to get children to catch the reading bug. Two rules for getting kids to read: Early and Often. Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 B 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 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 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 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 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! Yellowwood vacant lot now available. Call for more details. Casuarina Point vacant lot available, close to beach. $17,000 Bahama Palm Shores two lots side by side, in fast growing community. UNDER CONTRACT Man-O-War Vacant interior lot in town, close walk to restaurants, grocery stores and the beach. $99,000 Leisure Lee Best priced canal lot. $45,000 UNDER CONTRACT Pelican Shores Elevated harbour front lots available, one of a kind location in Marsh Harbour. Starting at $225,000 Hill Creek 4.8 acres with 50+ elevations and 100 of waterfront. $130,000 Fire Road, North Abaco Starter home for sale, 1 bed, 1 bath, views of the sea. $30,000 Guana Cay 4b/ 2b house with a self contained apartment with 2b/1b, on lovely Boat Harbour. Gorgeous views of the sea, features private dock. $699,000 Bahama Palm Shores vacant lot with foundation on it for 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house. House plans available. Great for starter home. $35,000 Marsh Harbour #5078 Pelican Shores This lovely 2 bed/ 2 1/2 bath is in one of the most desired locations. This home features open living area, ceramic tile throughout, laundry room and a private dock. This home has gorgeous views of the Sea of Abaco. Fantastic Listing! $940,000 Marsh Harbour # 5106 Great opportunity investment. 5 octagonal wooden building comprises of 2,985 sq ft. These buildings are now currently being used for commercial ventures. There are two upstairs units that are 1 bed/1 bath apartments. This property is located in the main tourist strip. Fantastic investment. $640,000 Cherokee Sound #5083 This 3 bed/ 2 bath home in a clean tidy settlement, features utility room, large kitchen, sunken living room, mini split A/C, well-kept lawn,work shop and a storage building. House comes with a dock slip on the creek. $360,000 Man-O-War # 0331 This elegant 3 bedroom, 3 bath island beauty comprises of 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 more. Property includes guest cottage with 2b/ 2b and ocean views as well. Only steps away to a white sandy beach. $1,610,000 Man-O-War Sunsplash#5082 4 bed, 3 bath island home beauty on 1.189 acres. Features lots of privacy, Bahamianbuilt 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 Oean. Direct beachfrontage. A rare and unique offering. $1,970,000 Marsh Harbour # 0167 This charming, well kept home in Cove Estates with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. This home has a large fenced-in yard that is well manicured, central A/C, spacious kitchen and living area. Also features a separate TV room. Master bedroom includes walk-in closet and make-up vanity in addition to the comfortable bath. This is a GREAT priced listing! $233,000 Guana Cay Guana Ridge House # 0271 4 bed/ 2 bath home with a 2 bed/ 1 bath apartment situated on a magnificent bluff presenting sea views of the Sea of Abaco. This home has a fantastic rental history. Also features a private dock. Dont delay. Call today! $699,000 Marsh Harbour # 5105 Great Investment. This duplex features 2 beds and 2 baths in each unit. Both features open living kitchen and dining area. Furnished and well kept. $260,000 White Sound, Elbow Cay # 5017 This ocean front offers 3 bed and 2 bath. Other features include central A/C, a spacious screened-in porch, private pool and more. Downstairs offers a 500 sq. ft. utility/garage area that can be converted to an apartment. There is a detached generator house with a 12KW generator and sound insulated. Call today! $955,000 Marsh Harbour Duplex Two 2/1 apartments with a 1/1 efficiency in the rear available for sale. Fenced-in yard, furnished. Recent renovations. Motivated Seller! REDUCED $170,000 Leisure Lee Beach front lot with over 160' on beautiful private beach. Also available as a package, lot adjoining beach lot with 100' on the canal. Offered at $400,000 for both lots.SOLD

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Page 16 B The Abaconian March 1, 2004 FOR SALE COMMERCIAL PROPERTYMarsh Harbour on the harbour RICHS RENTALS Make 5% interest on investment + 10% on property per year. For more info call: Rich at 366-2210 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. Fenced-in with electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet. $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 359-6658Minimum 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 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 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSBerry Islands Dip into something different, teal waters, golf, bonefishing, 7 mile beach, laid back. Weekly rentals from $125 per night. 561630-5880 www.berryislands.com Black Wood Elegant, fully furnished two bedroom apt. At entrance to Black Wood. Rent nightly or monthly. Call Gwendolyn Baillou at 365-0614 or 554-8424 Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com 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 Lubbers Quarters beautiful home across from Tilloo Cut with 2 kings / 2baths / queen loft, gorgeous view, convenient location, private boat slip, central A/C, turn key, rental history. By owner 242-366-0266 www.abacohomeforsale.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 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 RentalsTreasure Cay 1 bed furnished condo overlooking Treasure Cay marina. $900 per month. Lease only. 365-8840 or 367-2660 Classified Ads Bring Results Call 367-3202 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, Electrical Contracting Single & 3 Phase Licenced Electricians Air Conditioning Refrigeration Supplies MARCUS BETHEL Located on Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTelephone: (242) 367-3186 e-mail: marcoac@batelnet.bs 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 367-2892By Portia Jonsson The Gideons International, founded in 1899 in Janesville, Wisconsin, with only two members, serves as an extended missionary arm of the church and is the oldest Christian business and professional mens association in the United States of America. A board of distinguished Christian laymen, international in makeup, supervises the worldwide Gideon ministry, ensuring an efficient, economic operation. The association has more than 236,000 members, located in 179 countries of the world. They are united in carrying out the same program using the same methods to accomplish the one objective of winning others to Christ. The emergence of more than 2,000,000 readers in the world each week creates an unprecedented need for reading material. This offers a challenge to Christians to supply the tremendous void by making available Gods Word. This is a primary function of The Gideons, placing and distributing Bibles and New Testaments in the human traffic lanes and streams of everyday life such as hotels and motels, hospitals, jails and prisons, schools and military. Gideons, as laymen, stand shoulder to shoulder as missionaries of local churches and their pastors in going to the four corners of the world to win others for the Lord Jesus Christ. Annually, The Gideons International distributes more than 59,000,000 Scriptures worldwide. This averages one million copies of the Word of God placed every seven days or 112 per minute! In 1952 Gideons International was formed in Nassau by the late Bro. Cecil Cartwright. The Gideons International Abaco Camp Division started 23 years ago by Bro. Leslie Roberts and Bro. Russell Bethel. Today they have 21 members, not all are active, and have distributed over 10,000 New Testaments to school children on Abaco. It was previously the practice of the Abaco Camp Division to distribute New Testaments to both primary and high school students once a year but this is no longer the case. New Testaments are now distributed to high school students only from grade 7 up. Officers of Abaco Camp Division are Bro. Emory Curry-President, Bro. Johnny Pinder-Secretary, Bro. Eugene Weatherford-Vice President, Bro. Sarone Kennedy-Treasurer, Bro. Roland MarshallChaplain and Bro. Trevis Curry-Bible Secretary. All born again, Christian brothers interested in joining Gideons International Abaco Camp Division are asked to contact Bro. Emory Curry at 367-7064 or Bro. Warren Albury at 367-2138. Prayer meetings are held every Monday evening at Abaco Glass beginning 7 p.m. and the business meetings are held the first Monday in each month. Three other Gideon camps are active in the Bahamas in Nassau, Freeport and Eleuthera.Gideons Are Active on Abaco

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Just Below Abaco This home was Bridgette Barlots island getaway. Multi-family lot-200 ft. frontage, approx 5/8 acre. Charming home and guest cotage, elevated w/ocean views. Mature gardens, hot tub, 2 wells. $250,000 net. Phone 242-554-9073 2 lots 100 ft. frontage each. Approx. 16,300 sq. ft. on beautiful 3 mile ocean beach, 1 lot with permits for house and guest cottage, piles in ground for cottage, capped well, septic dug, driveway. $75,000 Other lot with well and septic dug. $55,000 Phone 242-554-9073 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 Guana Cay 3 bed / 2 bath with rental guest apartment. Call 242-365-5113 or e-mail fsands02@hotmail.com Little Harbour water front, new 3/2, decks, screened porch, furnished. By owner. 242-3663509 or fineart@abacoinet.com 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 Little Harbour beautiful ocean view, 2 story, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, living & dining room, large game room with wet bar, ceramic tile and carpet, 3 large decks including 1 screened, central air, UV water purification system, electricity to home, plus 12.5 KW back-up generator. $499,900. Call 242-366-3515 or 477-5198 Little Harbour Great ocean view furnished cottage, 2 air conditioned bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, screened porch, spacious outside decks with landscaped yards. Full kitchen with all amenities, metered electric power and 7000 gal. cistern. $250,000 Call owners in US at 850230-8212 or 242-366-3515 in Little Harbour to see cottage. Lubbers Quarters 2 bed / 3 bath house, private boat slip available, 3 story furnished on the hill. Good rental history. By owner. US $528,000 includes Bahamian Stamp Tax and lawyer fees. Ph. 242-359-6506 or 321-768-9642 www.oceanviewcottage.com/sale.html Lynyard Cay 2 adjacent waterfront lots with great elevation. 1 vacant, the other with cute cottage, large storage building, dock. $100,000 and $300,000 US net to seller 242-366-3507 Marsh Harbour 3 bed/2bath furnished home. Large yard w/fruit trees. $250,000. Call 3675503 or 357-6561 Marsh Harbour Duplex, on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days 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 Treasure Cay two lots, canal or ocean view, financing available. Call 365-8749 Sandra Evans, BRIMultiple-listing Broker sandra@abacorealtor .com East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com The Best Service in Abaco Homes Property Beach front Condos Corporate Rentals Greatly Reduced: Income producer, easily finished, quality construction duplex, power, pretty view. $84,300 New! My Island Home: Superb value in artists colony. 3 bed/2 bath, huge covered deck, tiled and A/C, great elevation and spectacular water view. $279,000 Guana Cay: Selling fast, buy now. Hillside properties with sea to sea view and shared dockage. $67-82,000 Pelican Shores: For the privileged yachtsman.Outstanding property, for large yacht, 104 sheltered frontage, sea to harbour views, private beach access, unique and special. $599,000 Bahama Palm Shores: New listing. Oversized property. Build now or hold as appreciating investment. $15,000 Also: Cove Estates, Royal Harbour, Coral Point, Turtle Rocks, Commericial Property 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 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. Church News Church Recognizes School StaffVictory Tabernacle Ministry, under the leadership of Pastor Alphonso Lewis, has been meeting in a classroom of Abaco Central High School for four months. The church expects to use the school for about one year while they develop plans for a permanent building. On February 22 they showed their gratitude to staff members of the school by presenting them with plaques. Shown above are, left to right, Ms. Ingrid Gray, teacher; Pastor Lewis; Ms. Christine Dawkins, janitress; and Ms. Phillipa Farrington, teacher. Pastor Lewis has a congregation of about 65 which goes to over 100 for special services.

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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 Water MakersWell Done carries a complete line of Reverse Osmosis Desalinators. Sizes start at 100 GPD to 20,000 GPD .We can install, service and maintain all of the equipment we sell and drill the neccessary water and drain wells to supply the units. Water Well ServicesProfessionally drilled water and drain wells. Serving all of Abaco including: Guana Cay, Elbow Cay, ManOWar Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbour. We case all of our wells down to the water and use professional well screen at the pump levels. Get your well done today to supply your water maker or your home or business.Call us today 242-367-4841 242-367-4842 Call us today 242-367-4842 242-367-4841We also sell, service and install water makers For his 3rd place ranking in the Grade Four Spelling Bee. You did an excellent job and we are very proud of you. We love you very much.Mommy, Daddy & Tatiana 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QFREE Q FREE QFREE Q FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TETE TETE TE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 B & D MarineAbacos Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items At the Traffic Light P.O. Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKIThe Hope Town Sailing Club has a dock on the harbour which is very convenient for boaters and is appreciate by them. This was evident when the request for volunteers brought out sailing club members and harbour boaters to stain the newly renovated dock. Over 24 people worked two shifts to the music of Jimmy Buffet to complete the project. Damaged ladders have been replaced to help tourists when they come ashore to visit. Elbow Cay is fortunate to have so many people who care and, more importantly, share their time and money to keep the island clean and serene.Volunteers Upgrade Dock Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned and Rehubbed Aluminum Brass Stainless Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum SandblastingPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the IslandRepairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Firehouse CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service Center

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March 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. Hi, Home Owners! Do you need a caretaker or someone to maintain your property while you are away? Tel. 242-636-0618 or 242-365-0475 Ask for Dennis Bain or leave a message Lucys Hairbraiding, all types of braids. Located at Nippers 3 days a week, Conch Crawl 4 days a week. Call 367-4000. Ask for Scott. 89 F150 truck $6000, 19 Bayliner and trailer $5500. All three above purchased together $11,000 Telephone 367-2155 90 Jeep Wrangler, good running order. $6000 OBO ph 367-0124 1997 Toyota Camry $6500 1999 Nissan Altima $8500 2001 Dodge Neon $8500 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage $8000 2001 Chevy Cavalier $8500 2000 Toyota Avalon $18000 Contact 359-6336 96 Black GMC Sierra Extended Cab front grill, a lot of extras, tape and CD player, priced for quick sale. $11,000 10-4 p.m. 367-0106 98 Ford Taurus Special Edition center console, front and back air, leather, aluminum wheels, 3rd seat, 24 valve engine. Like new. 365-8188 99 Ford Explorer, sport, automatic, excellent cond, fully loaded. Call 375-8007 2000 Pintiac Montana van, beautiful condition, red, new tires front and back, air. 3658188 70 HP Johnson outboard engine, 2001, excellent condition, with controls and SST prop. $2000 Call 366-0023 15 Boston Whaler, 70 HP Evinrude, $9000 OBO Call Josh 365-4032 17 Boston Whaler Montauk w/90 HP Mariner and trailer. Duty paid, good condition, VHF, Compass + extras. $7,500 Phone 501 219 2922 email wsmiley@smileyflp.com 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, T-top, VHF, AM/FM Cassette, XM satellite GPS, fish finder, trim tabs, trailer, excellent condition. DUTY PAID. $25,000. Call Jim 803-478-4764 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 803478-4764 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 Anchor w/ rope $40; volley ball net $70; white pipe 4 x 10 $20; flourescent lighting $20; small propane stove $20; painting mask $10; 1 ton hand puller $25; 10 bench saw $100; 5 KW 240V heater $40; 110V sub. water pump $100. Call Gilles at 365-8633 Plywood 110 sheets 3/4 marine-tek, brand new, in Hope Town. $55 per sheet. Call Jim 366-0334 Do you want to make some extra money? Are you quick and accurate on the compuer? Were looking for a part time/seasonal data entry clerk. Call 367-3596 Looking for an enthusiastic person to work in hotel front office. People skills and a friendly disposition a must; experience in guest services a plus. Live-in position available. For more information please contact Tracy at the Bluff House, 365-4247Sea Getaways Boat Rental business. Excellent for self-motivated individual. Includes parts and accessories. Boats can be purchased seperately. Contact 367-4414 or write to P.O. Box AB 20865Small business for sale in down town Marsh Harbour. For details call 375-8007 COMMERCIAL SERVICES COMMERCIAL SERVICES JOB OPPORTUNITIES 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 BUSINESSES FOR SALE Island PharIsland Phar Island PharIsland Phar Island Phar macymacy macymacy macyPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 9 am 6:30 pm Sundays 10 am 4 pm Ph/Fax 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. 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 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats 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 23 Seacraft Sportfish 225 Merc, view at Lighthouse Marina $18,500 OBO Call 367-3596 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. 26 Allmand cruiser, 1978, fiberglass hull, 1992 Yamaha 225XRQ outboard, rebuilt Lighthouse Marina 2002, V berth, galley with fresh water, propane stove, table and head. 12 and 110v wiring, two bilge pumps, new hydraulic steering, hard top with optional canvas extension. Bahamas registered. Needs some repair. Asking $8,000. Contact Junior, 366-0361 or 359-6318 27 Albin Cabin Cruiser, 1986, 140 HP Yanmar diesel. DUTY PAID. $30,000 OBO Call after 5. 365-4261 27 Thompson boat. No motor, good condition, sleeps 6 people. 365-6014 Work, 3656071 home 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 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Buying? Selling?Need Qualified Help? A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 Marsh Harbour hosts hundreds of boaters during the season and they play a major role in the economy.

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Page 20 B The Abaconian March 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 pm HOMEMADE MADE EASYINTRODUCING FRESH BAKED BREADSStop in for fresh baked bread,deli select meat, gourmet cheese and so much more. We take care of the baking making homemade so easy. And so good. FRESH FROM OUR BAKERY French Baguettes Cuban Bread & Sub Rolls Chocolate Chip & Oatmeal Cookies Apple & Cherry pies FRESH FROM OUR DELI Gourmet Cheese Deli Select Meat Gourmet Spreads & Dips