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VOLUME 12, NUMBER 8, APRIL 15th, 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 Cherokees Old School Is DedicatedCherokee Celebrates Years of Renovating the Old School Cherokee once again provided a week end of ceremony, reunion and fun as the community came together to celebrate the restoration of the Old School. Hundreds of people attended the event which marks the culmination of several years of work in raising the necessary funds and doing the extensive work to make a community center for everyone to enjoy. Present at the Dedication Ceremony was the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, who congratulated them on the great job that they had done. This generation as well as future generations will benefit from their efforts. He was pleased to see a community which maintained its commitment and high standards to family and community. Mr. Christie spoke of the changes that would take place with the new Abaco Club development under construction. He reminded them that they had experienced struggle and hardship but their lives would become easier with more opportunities in the future. Also in attendance was the former Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, who reminisced about his first trip to Cherokee by boat. He reminded the community that now they had electricity, cable, and a paved road. He thought the next benefit should be water. He felt that the Winding Bay development would give employment The Old School in Cherokee has been lovingly restored to become a functional asset to the community. In a weekend of celebratio n, fun, food, socializing and ceremony, the W.W. Sands Community Centre was opened on April 10 and 11. Hundreds enjoyed the special days which included a Dedication Ceremony, the production of a play of bygone days and a special church service. Presen t for the Dedication Ceremony was the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister; the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, former Prime Minister; and other dignitaries. The building was set up to accommodate about 120 persons but many more waited outside. The Community Center was named after Mr. William Walter Sands, the head teacher who served from 1920 to 1951.Fires Ravaged Abaco Forests Prime Minister Toured Winding BayThe Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, along with other officials, toured The Abaco Club at Winding Bay on April 10. He is shown here at the site of a temporary office. He was pleased with the project and stated that he felt that a resort that included a mix of a club house, cottages and second homes seemed to suit the Family Islands particularly well. Shown above are, left to right, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism; the Hon. Glenys Hannah-Martin, Minister of Transportation and Aviation; Mr. Christie; and Mr. Mark Scott, General Manager for the project. The Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister, addressed the group at The Abaco Club at Winding Bay after being given a tour of the development now under construction. He combined a tour of Severe fires were burning simultaneously in Central Abaco, North Abaco and Bahama Palm Shores, threatening homes and businesses. Volunteer firemen fought fsuccessfully or days to protect property. Only a foundation and a shed were lost to fire. The fire shown here is cable burning at the CoralWave office and headquarters in Marsh Harbour with Aldersgate Methodist Church in the background. All businesses along Don MacKay Boulevard leading to the Marsh Harbour airport were threatened. Fires were burning on both sides of the road and on the edge of Cove Estates and through Sweetings Tract. Please see Prime Minister Page 2 Please see Old School Page 4

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Page 2 The Abaconian April 15, 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 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: 367-2158It is with regret that I have to make yet another public statement in response to the Prime Ministers comments as stated in his press release of March 8, 2004. The Prime Minister has gone to great lengths to discredit the contents of my seven-page letter to him and by so doing has insulted not only my integrity, but the intelligence of the Bahamian people by his preposterous so called facts. If, as the Prime Minister vehemently asserts in the closing paragraph of his press release, that he and his government shall continue to be guided by integrity, even-handedness and fairness to all which, let me add, have been the watchwords of my public service, together with service above self, then I invite him to lay on the table of the honourable House of Assembly, the twelve page document, including the telling cover sheet that I placed in his hands not two months after he took office. Finally, should it become necessary, I will have no hesitation in presenting this document in its entirety to the Bahamian people so that they can make their own determination of the facts which, let me hasten to assure, has nothing to do with a $15 million dollar contract as indicated in the Prime Ministers press release. I maintain that I know I did the right thing. Edison KeyResponse by Former Senator Edison Key The Abaco Club with the opening of the Old School in Cherokee on April 10. He was impressed with the work already done and spoke highly of the overall plan of the development. He strongly felt that a mix of a club house, resort rooms, cottages and second homes available for the resort to use for additional rooms was an ideal mix, well suited to the Family Islands. The Abaco Club is already so successful that the developer, Mr. Peter de Savary, has decided to begin the second phase of his project within the next few weeks instead of waiting until next year. By the official opening in December, Mr. de Savary expects to have eight to 13 cottages completed with many more under construction. The value of the home sites have gone from $1 million to between $2 and $3 million. It will be one of the most attractive golf resorts in the world. The resort will bring to Abaco additional investment opportunities. Mr. Perry stressed that The Abaco Club will want natural products from Abaco such as agricultural and marine products. He wants to encourage more processing of our products. There will be a market for souvenirs and crafts. He has been amazed at the interest that visitors have in the second home real estate market. He has many applications for second homes. Mr. Christie commented on how understanding Mr. de Savary is of Bahamians and he assured the group that whatever rights Bahamians enjoyed traditionally, these rights and privileges will remain. All will be welcome.Prime Minister Tours Bahamas SelectThe Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, toured the recently opened Bahamas Select, a juice plant at Spring City. He was impressed with the facility which is producing freshly squeezed orange juice and will be expanding their offerings with grapefruit juice, lemonade and eventually cranberry products. Some of these will be from concentrate. Mr. Christie was on Abaco for the opening of the Old School on April 10 when he toured Bahamas Select. He was pleased to see agricultural products being processed for sustained long term benefits. There needs to be linkages between tourism, our main industry, and agriculture. Tourists are wanting to experience Bahamian culture and products. With the increase in tourism, more Bahamians need to be involved with bringing more products for the tourists in hotels and cruise boats. Processing agricultural products adds value to the product. He is wanting the Bahamas Development Bank to assist Bahamians in developing these linkages. The economy of the Bahamas will not wait. If Bahamians are not prepared to do it now, others will be licensed to do it, he said. The Bahamian people need to take advantage of the opportunities that are available. We need to use old time ways to preserve such things as tamarinds, ground hot peppers, canned tomatoes. New technology can be introduced to develop quality products. He was pleased to know that the juice The Rt. Hon. Perry Christie toured the Bahamas Select juice plant on April 10. He was very impressed with the processing plant and suggested that they could expand into a canning facility for tomato products. He wants to see more Bahamians involved in processing to give increased value to Bahamian products. He is shown second from left talking with Michael Albury on the left and Gary Sawyer, third from left, both owners of Bahamas Select. The lady on the right is the Hon. Glenys Hannah-Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation, who was in the Prime Ministers party.Prime Minister Tours Resort and Juice Plant Prime MinisterFrom Page 1 Please see Prime Minister Page 5

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Page 4 The Abaconian April 15, 2004 benefits and opportunities. He was impressed with the quality of work on the Old School and hopes that it will be an example for other communities. There are many abandoned government buildings that are unsightly that could be converted into community centers or be turned into restaurants or other businesses by private enterprise. This is an excellent example of a self help project which received only $15,000 from government. Mr. Michael Bethel, chairman of the Old School Restoration Committee, gave a short history of the town which dates back to the 1780s. He also summarized the expenses of the restoration which totaled $98,457. A total of $89,826 has been raised through community fund raising activities and with the help of the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums that donated $15,000.Cherokees Big DayBy Lee Pinder Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, made his first visit to Cherokee to be on hand at the ceremony to dedicate the W.W. Sands Community Center on April 10th. Nearly a thousand people were present including our Member of Parliament, Robert Sweeting, our previous Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham. Additionally, many other local and national dignitaries and many descendants of Mr. Sands, including his only surviving son, Pastor Bateman Sands, of Cherokees Assemblies of God Church. Many of them took part in the ceremonies. In addition to the actual dedication in the afternoon, the community and its extended Old SchoolFrom Page 1 South Abaco Newsfamily including many alumni of the Old School took part in a play entitled Pirates of Abaco which was presented twice during the evening. Many others still did not get an opportunity to see it. We are told that everyone played their parts well, but a certain Southern Belle who was very convincing was the talk of the evening. Upon exiting the building, only favourable comments were heard and the audiences donations showed their appreciation. To finish off the weekend, an Easter Sunday church service was conducted by Sidney Pinder, a native son and lay preacher from Ebenezer Methodist Church in Nassau, who spoke of New Beginnings to a very full church. All in all, the entire weekend was a definite success raising over $19,000 which will help to pay off the final bills on the extensive restoration work and open a new maintenance account for the buildings ongoing upkeep. With a few minor glitches during the day, everything proceeded smoothly. We could not have done this by ourselves and our appreciation goes to the Director of the National Museum of The Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation, who first encouraged us to save the old building. Our appreciation goes to the entire Restoration Committee, re-builders and volunteer workers as well as the many helpers and friends for their countless hours of unending work put into bringing this community project to such a spectacular finish. Of course, there is not enough room here to name names or single out any one person, but it certainly must make every Beagle and anyone born in Cherokee feel a deep sense of pride to see this new community center and not an empty lot where the Old School once stood which for many years was only the remnants of the rubble walls.CongratulationsTwo new babies have been born to Cherokee families. Darron and Chantell Albury had a son born in Freeport on March 31 and they named him Dakoata Darron. Although both parents come from Cherokee stock they now reside in Sweetings Village at the edge of Marsh Harbour, because Darron is a crawfisherman on the vessel LD Chantell has a ten-year-old daughter, Jessy, who attends St. Francis School in Marsh Harbour. Both mother and baby are doing well. Lisa Johnson delivered her first daughter, Catherine Marie, on April 2nd in Nassau. She and her husband Troy live in Nassau but visit Cherokee every chance they get and have many family members and friends here. They have two sons, T.J. and Clint. Best wishes to Lisa and her new baby.School NewsMarch be ing Bahamian History Month, Grades 1 and 2 welcomed Peggy Albury on March 25, who shared an album of old Bahamian post cards and other old Mr. Bateman Sands, behind the girls, is the only living child of Mr. W.W. Sands, who was head teacher of the Cherokee Sound School from 1920 to 1951. He along with four granddaughters of Mr. Sands unveiled a plaque in Cherokees Old School commemorating Mr. Sands. Many of his students returned to Cherokee for the weekend of April 10 and 11 to celebrate the opening of the restored school now serving as a community center. Shown above are, left to right, Candace Russell, Justine Sands, Olivia Sands, Mr. Bateman Sands and Raine Sands. Please see South Page 5

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Bahama shutters are available in an array of colors. 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 BIKESitems such as old letters, a flat iron and old buttons. The older children each brought in an old item and told a personal story about how it came to be in their family, what it was used for and how it was used. There was an old sponging hook, old dishes and someones great grandmothers reading glasses. It was a learning experience for the students and everyone enjoyed participating. On March 25th Ms. Sandy Walker came from the Ministry of Education to talk with the children about AIDS, sex and child molestation. At first the children were a bit shy, but after a while they opened up and took part in a question and answer session. Two local police officers from Marsh Harbour visited our school on March 26th and talked to the children about drugs and the effect they make in a young persons life. They brought a very friendly Springer Spaniel with them named Bob, which demonstrated how he could find drugs. The children really enjoyed the visit the police officers and their friendly sidekick and now all want to get a Springer Spaniel of their own. The Dinner Sale to benefit the school was postponed till April 3. We understand because of the postponement some people came late and were unable to get a complete dinner. For this we sincerely apologize. The Whale Walk which was held in Sandy Point on April 3rd was a big success. Chandi Lowe from Cherokee Primary School came in second in number of sponsors and was able to raise $304 for this very worthy charity. Ms. Lowe and Vonda Bethel also participated in the walk. The annual Easter Egg competition took place on April 7th with some very interesting and artistic entries. In the lower grades Tyler Sawyer came in first, Chyanne Turnquest came in second and Juliet Weathrford took third place. Dre Hepburn received an special Honorable Mention for his very ingenious rendition of a scurvy pirate. In the higher grades Tyler Albury took first place with his candle within an egg entry. Chandie Lowes egg took in a whole beach scene with palm trees in a seaside setting as second place winner. Third place was taken by Dominique Chea with a beautiful jeweled and sparkly egg that anyone would love to have. In addition, another special Honorable Mention was given to Lance Bethel, as his entry was inadvertently overlooked by being left off the judging table. Joanne Bradley, who set up the eggs for judging, was very upset when she found that his entry was left out. Lance is very artistic and has ended up as a finalist in the competition before. Everyone felt badly for him since they knew he had spent a lot of time in preparing his egg for entry, but the mistake could not be corrected after the judging was completed. SouthFrom Page 4 More South Abaco News Prime MinisterFrom Page 2 plant has a laboratory for testing to get consistent quality. The Prime Minister will be introducing legislation to set up a Standards Bureau which will properly staffed to maintain quality control of Bahamian products. He urged Abaco to move forward to be the third city in The Bahamas. Abaco can demonstrate to the rest of the country on Bahamians being involved. He wants to see more Bahamians owning businesses. That will keep money in the country. At present only 18 to 20 cents of every tourist dollar remains here; the rest is spent overseas. We are a consuming society. But wee need to keep more money at home and this can be accomplished by Bahamians becoming involved. Abaco has done well in fish and fish processing. The industriousness of Abaconians causes things to happen. But much more can be done, according to Mr. Christie. Mr. Christie mentioned the substantial proposed development for the north end of Guana Cay and commented that there needs to be a compromise between development and the wishes of the communities. He stated that there needs to be open spaces left. In the past cities have developed without an overall plan. However, he is having planning consultants study some of the major islands. He wants to guarantee that open land is left so that the people can feel the beauty of the islands. Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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While the fish hardly broke any tackle, weighing in at 17 pounds, the skipper and crew tagged and released two blue marlins on the final day of fishing. Overall honours went to Tomato Crate and Captain Elmer Mott for boating a flopping 78-pound wahoo and the winning king mackerel. Tomato Crate also reportedly took home the Calcutta, with Dire Straits winning the tuna division. The final day of fishing came to an appropriate close as the William H. Albury a schooner built here in 1965, came in at sunset, her entrance trumpeted by a number of conch horns.Other EventsThe busiest time of the year is upon the settlement of Man-O-War as boaters, second home owners and visitors are here for spring break and Easter holidays. On the evening of April 2 members of the New Life Church choir, the Gospel Chapel, Man-O-War All Age School and the Church of God choir as well as musicians and melody makers from Cherokee and Guana Cay, several guest speakers and many friends put on a warm tribute to the life of Mr. Spurgeon Sawyer. Afterwards, refreshments were served to those attending. A walk by Mr. Emersons shop revealed four of his recently finished varnished mahogany rockers lined up neatly in front of his workshop. Mr. Emerson, at 84, still works alongside the many other craftsman of the community, building fine furniture and half-models. His son, Andy, carries on the tradition with models of his own creative design. A busy time of year with many happy meetings, gatherings and familiar faces here is as welcoming to newcomers as to old friends. A Sunrise Service at the graveyard was held Easter morning and on Easter Monday an Easter egg hunt was held for the children at the Old Chapel.Community Loses Well Loved ResidentMrs. Una Lorraine Albury passed away on the morning of April 8 after a long illness. She was the eldest of nine children of Mr. Emerson and Mrs. Florrie Albury. She was raised in a loving, Christian home and taught the Biblical truths that formed her character and which she would eventually go on to teach her own daughter and others as well. Una was the wife of Mr. Tony Albury and together they had one child, Mrs Deanna Stecker. She leaves behind her parents, sisters Dolly, Jennie, Lily and Karen, brothers Ben, Andy and Bernard, brothersin-law Willard, Keith and Neville, sistersin-law Barbara, Jill and Donna Marie, many nieces and nephews and a settlement full of friends. Her quiet, Christian gracefulness will last forever as an example to admire and follow.Green Turtle CayBy Annabelle CrossAfter a very windy March, it seems that it is finally Spring. With very little rainfall over the past weeks it is extremely dry and dusty. Many cisterns are low and people are doing all they can to conserve water. Hopefully, we will have some April showers.Easter Parade Raises FundsThe Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee held an Easter Parade and Fund Raiser on April 3rd. The activities were scheduled for Settlement Point, but the windy weather caused a change of venue to Quincentennial Park. Bicycles, scooters and golf carts decorated in spring or island themes paraded from the area of the ferry News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 7 Guana Cay held two raffles this spring to raise money for constructing a building to house their fire truck. Shown here is Mrs. Gretchan Strong presenting a check for $11,011 to Mr. Troy Albury, Chief Fire Officer, and Ms. Laura Sands, Chief Medical Officer. Mr. Toby Strong was the organizer of both raffles but unfortunately had to go back to the States due to medical problems before the donation could be made. PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSNURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Plants Gift Items Silk Flowers MONDAY SATURDAY 9 5 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh Harbour Baskets Pet Supplies Fish Garden Tools Fertilizers Soils & MulchSpring is here Plant your citrus trees NOW! See our wide selection of citrus trees in 3 and 10 gallon pots AMood PainterSonia IsaacsRoyal Harbour Village in Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0137 www.theconchpearl.com Bold and alive colours typify Sonias work. As a mood painter, Sonia blends skill with versatility, making a statement by blending colours and textures to celebrate the diversity of the many cultures of the Bahamas. Sonia has a BAin Fine Arts from Art College in Boston, Massachusetts and is the first Bahamian woman to host a one-woman exhibition in the United States. Exclusively on Abaco at Conch Pearl Galleries

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 Our Comprehensive Private Car Policy protects your No Claims Discount. Youll enjoy peace of mind, knowing that when you claim up to $10,000, your No-Claims Discount will not be reduced. Our No Fault Benefit protects you if an accident is not your fault. Well provide for a rental car up to $500 and waive your deductible up to $500. It even provides free Personal Accident Benefit up to $5,000. So call one of our agents today.Visit us online at www.jsjohnson.com 2003 ADWORKSNASSAU Collins Ave 242-322-2341 Thompson Blvd 242-325-8776 Marathon Mall 242-393-6286 ABACO 367-2688FREEPOR T 242-352-7119 dock through town to Quincentennial Park. After the parade the children were entertained with games. Ham dinners, hamburgers and desserts were on sale. At the end of the day prizes were awarded for the best decorated golf carts, scooters and bikes. The proceeds from this event will be used for the Island Roots Heritage Festival on May 7th 9th. The Island Roots Heritage Festival is expected to attract hundreds of visitors and Abaco descendants. It will revive ties with Sister City Key West where many Bahamians relocated. The three-day festival will feature performances by the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band, a Junkanoo parade, the Key West Chorale, plaiting the Maypole, art and crafts displays, great Bahamian food and lots of socializing.Other EventsOur population grew by two. Stephanie and Quinton Charlton welcomed their second son, Stephan. Jason and Stacey Lowe welcomed their third daughter, Zoe Anna. Congratulations to the proud parents and siblings and welcome Stephan and Zoe. Our community has its first ladies softball team (at least as far as I can remember). The McIntosh Gems are doing a lot of practicing and hoping to win a lot of games this season. This is the first time that many have played, so they must be commended for their effort. The mens team (Island Wholesale Turtles) is also trying to make a strong comeback after a few years of not being a part of the league. Good luck to both teams. A fund raiser was held on March 27th for Peter Sawyer. Mr. Sawyer had open heart surgery earlier in the year. He is doing well, and it is good to see him walking around town. It is times like these that remind us how nice it is to live in a small community where people work together to help each other in a time of need.Community Says FarewellHundreds of friends and relatives packed the New Plymouth Gospel Chapel on March 28th to say farewell to Colyn Josey Wales Russell. Colyn died after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was 51. In a sad but lovely service childhood friends, college roommates and relatives spoke of the impact Colyn made on their lives. Bahamian softball official Churchill Knowles spoke of the contribution Colyn had made to softball in The Bahamas. Colyn was a well respected pitcher and represented The Bahamas in international competitions. He was nicknamed Josey Wales by team mates because they saw a resemblance to the Clint More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 6 Please see Cay Page 19 The Island Roots Heritage Committee of Green Turtle Cay held an Easter Parade with decorated golf carts,scooters and bicycles to raise funds for their festival which will take place on May 7-9. The best decorated vehicles were awarded prizes.

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Page 8 The Abaconian April 15, 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, Stephanie Humblestone, Portia Jonsson, Isobel Sherman Contributors: Annabelle Cross, Rayallen Fredericks, Edden McIntosh, Ima B. Nehr, 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 The Editor Says . The Volunteer Spirit of Our FiremenAll About Town The System WorksBy Isobel Sherman There is strength in groups and in numbers. Every Thursday evening at the Anglican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour Weight Watchers holds its meeting. The group is growing in numbers every week with a band of persons who are losing weight or are maintaining their weight goal. Weight Watchers teaches persons how to make wise choices and teaches portion control. When a person joins, his or her height and weight is recorded. From that points that person can eat in a day are calculated. A great part of the Abaco success story is due to its people and their commitment to their town or cause. There are many volunteer efforts which should be commended. One of the outstanding examples of this is the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue team. This years prolonged drought combined with carelessly managed trash fires has caused bush fires which have scarred the outlying areas of Marsh Harbour and other communities. The burned areas look like a war zone. Commercial buildings, churches, schools and residences were threatened. Many of the fires were started when trash being burned was either left unattended or the fire got out of control. Hunters are frequently blamed for distant woods fires on the assumption that they are trying to drive hogs out of the woods. Whether true or not, they cannot be blamed for the recent rash of fires around residential and commercial areas. Neither can we accept the offhand reason that the sun shining through discarded bottles is the culprit. We challenge high school science students or adults to start a fire with a beverage or common household bottle, either intact or broken. It may be theoretically possible, but it is very difficult to start a fire this way even under ideal conditions. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department recently deployed four fire engines and approximately 25volunteer firemen in Central Abaco. Of this number about ten are core personnel ready to respond. Another 15 or so are reserve firemen who are available as circumstances warrant. In the background are several dispatchers who respond to the fire calls, activate the response team and follow the action on the phone or radio. The Marsh Harbour fire fighting equipment is old but serviceable. Used fire engines are bought as this gets the most value for the dollar. New fire engines cost upward of $300,000 or $400,000. The volunteers are frequently able to locate used fire trucks in the $10,000 to $30,000 range. Constant maintenance is required to brakes, hydraulic systems, pumps and other parts of the older fire engines. All of this maintenance takes time and money. By buying used equipment, the department have been able to acquire four engines. Even when an engine is being serviced and unavailable, there are three others ready to move. During the recent spate of brush fires, all four engines were pressed into service, each with a separate crew. Some of these crews worked around the clock when the fires were threatening buildings. Effectively, there are no forest-fire control measures on Abaco. Fire suppression in the forest requires large tractors able to make fire breaks and experienced crews setting and managing backfires. Abaco has land clearing tractors but their operation is expensive, and budgets do not provide for this service. The firemen are generally limited to accessible areas, behind buildings and on paved and tract roads. It is frequently a waiting process. As the fires approach through the woods, the firemen wait for it to get to the margin of the brush where the firemen either set a controlled backfire or use water to suppress the flames. This may mean standing by through the night as a change in wind direction or change in forest debris may cause the fire to advance quickly or change directions. Water cannot be wasted as an empty tank means leaving the scene for a refill which may be several miles away. Occasionally equipment such as a bulldozer is donated to clear brush and debris from around buildings. The department volunteers are a dedicated unpaid group. All funds raised go for maintenance, new firefighting and safety equipment or other operational expenses. The volunteers are not insured, do not get paid and are risking their health and safety for the community. The firemen have been in the spotlight with the recent fire activity but they are quietly on stand by throughout the year. Those who are self-employed must leave their businesses when called. Others have understanding employers and are able to leave their job to serve their community. A few are more constrained by job or family requirements but are available when conditions require. Working through the night and dragging hoses by the light of advancing flames is physically hard work. Understandably, firemen going to work the next day may be underachievers. Other areas have similar volunteer firemen offering their services to their communities on the cays and far off towns. Their area of coverage is usually much less extensive and their equipment may be tailored to suit the needs of their towns. Fourteen fire engines of various descriptions are operated by Abacos volunteers and are positioned throughout Abaco and its cays. We are aware of nine volunteer groups which have privately acquired and maintain fire engines or equipment in Casuarina Point, Coopers Town, Dundas Town, Green Turtle Cay, Guana Cay, Hope Town (two engines), Man-O-War (one engine and cart mounted pump), Marsh Harbour (four engines) and Scotland Cay. Additionally, there are the two government owned fire engines at Marsh harbour and Treasure Cay airports. Abaco leads the country with these volunteer fire services They provide a service which would cost government thousands and thousands of dollars each year if they provided the service. All of these firemen deserve to be recognized for their dedicated community service.Dave RalphThe success of the program is probably the main reason why so many are joining Weight Watchers. The program encourages healthy eating but at the same time does not prevent you from eating any food. These are incentives to spur you on. In addition, there is the support of members of the group who encourage each other. Does Weight Watchers work? Yes, it does. Just pass by and see all the cars parked outside the Parish Hall on Thursday evenings. A group in Man-O-War meets on Thursday mornings. By Jennifer Hudson In an hour long telethon on Radio Abaco between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on April 5th the sum of $41,080 was pledged for the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. As soon as the phone lines were opened individuals and businesses began calling in with their pledges and were still continuing to do so even after the broadcast ended at 10 oclock. Mr. Silbert Mills of Radio Abaco was hoping to raise the sum of $10,000 but the generosity of the people of Abaco far exceeded his expectations. One hundred sixty individuals and businesses called in pledges and to date $18,000 of this pledged amount has already been collected. By the end of the actual day of the telethon the sum of $10,000 was already in hand. This was immediately turned over to a representative from the Fire Department who registered a look of total disbelief and then extreme joy at the amount of money being handed over to him for the department. The department is badly in need of funds to replace equipment worn out by the recent drain on its resources by all the recent fires. The staff of Radio Abaco were delighted by the overwhelming public support for this most needy cause.Telethon Raised Money for Fire Department

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9Letters to the Editor Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Oct 01 Details of the Wild MameeDear Mr. Ralph, I refer to the very interesting comments on Clusia rosa in the 1st March 2004 edition of The Abaconian. I have not heard accounts of leaves form this species being used for letter writing purposes but some years ago was told by the manager of a resort on Eleuthera that guests would often write their names and the date on leaves of a Clusia rosa tree at the front entrance to the property. More often than not, these leaves would still be on the tree bearing the names of the guests when they returned the following season. In The Bahamas Clusia rosa is known as the wild mamee or the pitch apple. According to Drs. Correll and Correll in their book, Flora of the Bahama Archipelago, there are 145 members of this species found in warmer regions of America, Madagascar and New Caledonia. According to Correll and Correll, Clusia rosa is found on Inagua, Ragged Island, Andros, Abaco, Eleuthera, New Providence and Grand Bahama. The fact that it is not found on all islands does not mean that it is not native to the country. There are many other species that fit this category. Perhaps Mark Catesby gave the earliest account of the presence of the species in The Bahamas in his landmark work The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands Mark Catesby, a British naturalist, visited the Bahama Islands for nine months in 1725 and traveled to Abaco, Andros, Eleuthera and New Providence. Catesbys work is a massive twovolume set containing drawings of plants and animals found in the areas he visited. Included with the drawings are fascinating accounts of the uses to which the local inhabitants put these resources. Clusia rosa is depicted in Volume 2 Plate 99. The following is the account of how Bahamians used the species: The whole plant is exceeding beautiful, and particularly the fruit, in all its parts, is a most exquisite piece of natural mechanism...The rosin [resin] of this tree is used for the cure of sores in horses, and also instead of tallow for boats and other vessels. The flowers of the species are especially beautiful, coloured pink and white. If one looks at the centre, one will notice a thick, sticky substance. I was told that this substance dries to be very hard and was used, within living memory, for patching boats, a practice noted by Catesby almost three hundred years ago. I cannot claim to have seen mature specimens of the species in the wild. However, there are several mature trees to be easily observed on New Providence. The first is in the Royal Victoria Gardens and two are in the parking lot at Bahamian Lumber Company. These specimens are obviously grown as ornamentals and are indeed exceeding beautiful. My wife and I enjoy receiving and reading The Abaconian Thank you for the many interesting articles. Sincerely, David CatesProud to Be a BahamianDear Editor, I am in process of reading two recent books on the life of Sir Lynden O. Pindling. Whether black or white, any patriotic Bahamian will recognize his vision for statehood. Unfortunately, in recent years his vision and battle to make the Bahamas a proud, independent, economically stable, world class nation have been undermined by the selling out to the OCED and the FTAA (WTO), through the threats and intimidation of the phantom blacklist. To add to that, it seems that Abaco as been ostracized, as witnessed by the stunning facts of not only Mr. Edison Keys letter, but by such other realities as the deplorable state of the government schools, the airport in Marsh Harbour, the collapsing government dock in Guana Cay and the siphoning off of the huge income from import duties and property taxes on Abaco, not to mention the pillage of our tourist income with the advent of the 645 percent increase in marina fees and the new cruising fees, or the lack of protection from the poaching of our waters. We should all stand up and salute the courage of men such as L.O. Pindling and Edison Key for their lifelong battle to bring our country to statehood and wrest it from the wealthy few in Nassau who would have otherwise left us still floundering as the colony of an otherwise defunct empire. Mr. Key, even if our political views may differ, I salute you. A proud patriotic BahamianAn Request to Curtail DevelopmentDear Sir, The Bakers Bay project for the north end of Guana Cay has apparently had its first hearing in Parliament and has a way to go. However, if the people of Abaco wish to voice their dissent (or approval), now is the time. The concern is the huge magnitude of this development, the hundreds of gallons of pesticides and insecticides poured into the ground (thus the reef) every day to manage the golf course, and the fact that the last Crown land for Bahamians in Guana Cay is being thrown into the deal. If you object to this development, now is the time to speak. Grab a piece of paper, write I protest the Bakers Bay development, stuff it into an envelope and address it to the Prime Minister at P.O. Box CB 10980, Nassau, or forever hold your peace! Do it now! A Concerned EnvironmentalistProposal for Our Garbage ProblemDear Editor The editorial in The Abaconian of March 15 touched on an important issue for The Bahamas in general and Abaco in particular While the editorial mentioned the cost of managing waste, I believe that more could be done to help solve this problem. Most of our economic system is based on the products and services we consume and use. What is missing in this equation is the cost of the disposal of the materials that are used in the production and consumption systems and here lies the rub. As Hardin stated in his now famous essay The Tragedy of the Commons, a resource that is owned by everybody will eventually be reduced to the point where it becomes valuelessin fact, not a resource at all. What society needs to understand is that waste products are part of the production process; therefore, the proper disposal of waste ought to be incorporated in the price of the products we buy and consume. Unconsciously, we already pay for the waste we generate in the deteriorating quality of the environment. The spate of letters to local newspapers in recent months admonishing residents and visitors alike to clean up and recycle where and whenever possible bears witness to the growing concern related to waste and the manner in which it is being dealt with on Abaco. I believe society bears these costs in three different ways. A do nothing approach will eventually result in a deteriorated environment that may lead to increased health problems for the population. If such trends are allowed to continue, visitors may be less likely to comea problem that has affected local tourism economies in the Far East, parts of Europe and elsewhere. Another more drastic approach is for government to levy a general tax for the collection and disposal of the waste products. This is for the most part an efficient way of getting rid of a significant portion of the waste stream that originates from homes and businesses within the community. It does not address waste generated outside of residences, places of businesses and service organizations. The charge for municipal pick-up sometimes represents a regressive tax by levying a uniform charge for all residents regardless of the type and the quantity of waste collected. The third way in which waste disposal can be paid for is by providing incentives for its proper disposal. While this method may not take care of all waste disposal, it will significantly reduce that portion of the waste stream that is indiscriminately discharged along roads, parking lots, beaches, and wherever people congregate. The way to implement this system is to levy a charge at the time of purchase. You buy a can of soft drink and instead of paying $1, you pay $1.05. The extra five cents will be reimbursed once the can is returned to the vendor, or more appropriately the waste collection center, sometimes referred to as the transfer station. For people not interested in recouping the can/bottle disposal fee, the incentive is still present since anybody can pick up discarded cans and bottles and be reimbursed for the original deposit. One problem concerns the cost of implementing such a system. One way would be to subtract a small proportion of the disposal fee say one cent. This one cent per can/bottle would support the collection and subsequent handling of the recycled materials. This is a win-win situation. First and foremost, the community benefits from a reduced waste load and a cleaner overall environment. The second benefit is the knowledge that waste does have value. The aluminum can when recycled will become an integral part of another useful commodity. The third benefit is the economic incentive to collect discarded cans and bottles that can be recycled. Small cottage industries have been established in many countries where individuals choose to collect these materials and are reimbursed at collection depots. The system does work. The community in which I have my permanent home (when not cruising on Abaco) has very significantly reduced its overall waste load. Prior to the introduction of this system, I used to take two 32-gallon containers of waste to the town dump every week. Today, this has been reduced to one 32-gallon container once every three to four weeks. The rest of the waste is recycled. One question often raised in small island nations concerns the problem of getting the collected waste to places where it can be turned into new products. Most of the consumer products used on Abaco and other cays arrive in containers, most of which go back empty. Other countries with similar problems have made arrangements with shipping companies that are often willing to accept somewhat lower freight rates for transporting low value products as return freight. These strategies are no pipe dreams but have been implemented in a number of places with mounting waste and no place to dispose of it. As usual it takes determination, hard work and a willingness to engage the policy makers in adopting new solutions to old and growing problems. Niels WestAn Appeal Not to Set FiresDear Sir: A few lines should suffice in order to convey a very serious admonition to the public at large. Thanking you in advance. Just this morning (Tuesday, April 13) it was discovered in Bahama Palm Shores that somebody, enjoying the beach over the holiday weekend, had left embers of wood in an area that is covered by dry casuarina pine needles. I dont have to tell your reading audience what disaster was potentially averted by this discovery early this morning. In fact, had it not been for the little rain that we had last night, we very likely would have had a real problem on our hands once again. I say once again, because we here in Bahama Palm Shores have just finished a week of fighting fires that did threaten a couple of houses besides having to breathe the smoke from these fires, which is especially hazardous to people like my wife who is a severe asthmatic. Therefore, I wish to implore the people at large to be extremely careful when using fires for holiday celebrations on the beaches of Bahama Palm Shores. And if you cannot or will not exercise extreme care doing such, Please see Letters Page 24

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Page 10 The Abaconian April 15, 2004 ARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Freight Forwarding Transportation & Logistics Services Ship AgenciesFor More Information:Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasVisit our office on Front Street One Call Does It All By Stephanie Humblestone During the past few weeks forest fires raged throughout Abaco from Coopers Town in the north to Bahama Palm Shores in the south. Roads were impassable in places and traffic drew over to the side of the roads as fire trucks and emergency vehicles raced to assist. After weeks of fighting serious fires in settlements south of Marsh Harbour, the centre of town came under threat when flames lapped the border of Government Subdivision, known locally as Government Sub. This has been going on for weeks but it is getting worse, said firefighter Gary Guerrier of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department, one of the first to arrive at Government Sub where a bush fire was creeping up on a newly constructed house. The hardest hit area so far has been Spring City. Right now there are fires in Casuarina Point and Bahama Palm Shores. Firemen managed to save the house and others in the area from further encroachment. Meanwhile surrounding property owners took precautionary measures by dousing their homes with water and hosing down roofs. With strong winds out of the west the fire quickly spread closer to Marsh Harbour. Of special concern were Abaco Petroleum and Abaco Gas which are situated between Marsh Harbour and the airport roundabout. At one point visibility south of the clinic was totally clouded by a blanket of thick smoke In the early afternoon a vehicle was parked horizontally across the highway, blocking all traffic coming to and from the airport roundabout with the exception of fire trucks due to a power line down on the road that was arcing. While firemen wrestled to bring the Marsh Harbour fires under control, residents of Spring City were having a fund raiser for the Evans family who lost their home and all their possessions when their house burned to the ground several weeks ago. The fire in Government Sub came just one day after Sweetings Track was engulfed in flames after sparks were purported to have come from a small fire behind the neighbouring St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. The foundations for a house I am building were totally destroyed, said a property owner in Sweetings Track. Speculations about the origin of fires vary. Some attribute them to the recent drought. In Marsh Harbour there was talk of strong westerly winds carrying sparks from the dump two miles from the centre of town. Others believe the elements played no part. With hunters eliminated from suspicion because of the widespread nature of the fires, one resident concluded, They are obviously maliciously lit. The Marsh Harbour airport was closed from early morning of April 6 until noon with Bahamasairs first flight and several US carriers being diverted to Treasure Cay when forest fires destroyed a nearby BEC line. Power was temporarily severed but restored within four hours. Fire broke out at the perimeter of the airport parking lot at 4:30 p.m. on the previous afternoon. Firefighters fought throughout the night and until 3:30 a.m. the following morning to stave the flames from cars in the parking area. This would have been a different outcome without the diligent efforts of the firefighters. They stemmed the flow of the fire by backfires, controlled fire patterns and sheer hard work, stated Airport Manager Bobby Jones, who alerted the Royal Bahamas Police Force in Marsh Harbour, Mr. Cyril Saunders, Director of Civil Aviation in Nassau and Island Administrator Mr. Alexander Williams. Mr. Jones reported that there was decreased visibility which made landings and take offs unsafe. This coupled with the communications systems impeded by lack of power forced him to close the airport. With the airport out of danger, fires spread northeast and continued to burn near well field pumps in the area. The Cable Bahamas office on Don MacKay Boulevard was reported to have damage from the fires. Its fiber optic cables were down for a while thus causing problems for local internet servers. This was soon remedied and servers were up and running. Abacos Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department has been working around the clock with some antiquated equipment, such as trucks over 20 years old, protected buildings threatened by the fires. The area close to the airport, especially along Don MacKay Boulevard has been hard hit with schools and businesses endangered. I have never seen anything like it, said Island Administrator Alexander Williams on ZNS Radio, praising the firemen who have had no respite since April 2 when serious fires threatened homes in Sweetings Village. Many in the Marsh Harbour community reported to have suffered from mild smoke inhalation, headaches, and muscular aches and pains as well as sleeplessness from smok e-filled homes.Forest Fires Threatened Several CommunitiesFiremen of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department battle the intense fire which threatened property at the Marsh Harbour Airport. They were successful in protecting all properties with the exception of one shed in severe fires which threatened several areas of Marsh Harbour. Fires threatened Government Subdivision shown here through the smoke. Firemen worked long hours for several weeks while the fires were raging.

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 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 Servicing the Bahamas and South Florida Turbo Prop Service Available MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS (242) 367-2089 (242) 367-2613 (242) 367-2530 Call for Scheduling Committed to a Higher Standard in Aviation CHEROKEE AIRCHARTER SERVICE Central Abaco NewsWrackers Is Coming Again to AbacoBy Jennifer Hudson Wrackers will soon be seen again in Abaco. Not the wrackers of days gone by, however, but a modern 21st century version. Wrackers can now be found at the entrance to the Abaco Beach Hotel as it is the name of the resorts new store which will be opening to the public on April 15. This was formerly the home of Solomons Mines but the building has been bought back by the resort. Wrackers hours will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week during the season. What does Wrackers mean? you may well ask. Thats what people years ago called wreckers seamen who salvaged cargo from sinking or sunken ships which ran aground on the reefs around Hope Town from the early 1600s until 1863. The wrackers made their money on the cargo which they salvaged and then shipped to Nassau for sale, but a lot of it did stay in Abaco. The business was so profitable that Hope Towns population grew to about 3,000 in its heyday, compared to about 500 today. While wrackers faded into history when lighthouses were built in Hope Town and Hole-in-the-Wall, their name will still live on at the Abaco Beach Resorts new store as the owners felt it would be a very fitting Abaconian name. This new 6,000 square feet store will house both an art gallery and gift store. Featured lines will be Androsia, Bahama Hand Prints, Girls From Brazil swim wear and the Key Lime Pie line of slightly more dressy hand-beaded rayon items of clothing. Also in stock will be jewellery, hats, bags, sandals, souvenirs and other casual clothing lines. The store aims to cater to men, women and children, both visitors and locals. The art gallery will feature several artists who utilize various mediums so there will be art works to suit a variety of tastes. For sale will be bronze sculptures by Pete Johnston, wood carvings and metal sculptures by Don Wood and hanging art by the following: water colours by Bridgette Boyer and Jeep Byers, water colours on silk by Marjolein Scott, acrylics by Colette Bootle, Chan Pratt and Sean McNamara, and oil paintings by Bob Zwickel. The gallery hopes to also stock furniture by Blaine Sweeting. On display for interest and to tie in with the theme of wrackers will be collections of old bottles, coins and other artifacts. The grand opening of Wrackers will take place on May 1st when there will be an all day Open House to which the public is invited. Prior to that on April 23rd the store will host a cocktail party for participants in two of the fishing tournaments which the Abaco Beach Hotel will be hosting.Several Win at Dog ShowBy Isobel Sherman The Bahamas Kennel Club held its annual dog show on March 20 and 21. Traveling to Nassau to compete with their dogs were Candace Key of Hope Town, Terrence and Kim Roberts, Maureen Koepp and her son, Austin Koepp, of Marsh Harbour. In the Bahamian terrier category Champion Sandon N Oak Hill Blueberry Muffin, a female Bedlington Terrier belonging to Mrs. Key, won the championship in the conformation category of best Bahamian Terrier. Condition of the dog, the build of the dog, movement of the dog and adherence to the breed judge the conformation category standard. According to Mrs. Key, Muffin has won in many shows in the United States. Terrence Roberts and his Golden Retriever, Mya, placed third in obedience on both days. Kim Roberts Shetland Sheep Dog, Sylvester, won the first leg of the Novice Obedience. There are three legs to this category so Sylvester and Kim have two more legs to go. Austin Koepp, age 11, and his year-old Pomeranian, Foxy Meko, came first in the Veterans Dog Category on the first day and second in the Junior Handlers Category and on the second day he came first in the Junior Handlers Category ages 6-11. In all age groups of Junior Handler Austin placed second overall. For his efforts Austin won a backpack of school supplies as well as a trophy and a ribbon. His mother, Maureen, said it was a fantastic experience for Austin. Maureens dog got ill in Nassau and did not place. The show attracted dogs and owners form all over the United Sates and Canada.Quilt Raffle Will Benefit Cancer SocietyBy Jennifer Hudson Last year a lucky lady in Cherokee won a beautiful handmade quilt made by April Parotti in memory of her father, Van Stratton. Now people have another chance to win a similar quilt. April is once again making a quilt which will be raffled on April 30th, and all funds will be donated to the Abaco Cancer Society in memory of her father. One hundred tickets are now on sale priced at $25 each and may be obtained from the Van Stratton Insurance Agency, Bellevue Business Depot, The Shoe Place and Steve Chea at Standard Hardware. Bahamas Electricty Corporation donated $2000 to Trauma One. Mr. Benjamin Beneby, General Manager for Abaco, and Clerk Receptionist Anitra Cornish presented a check to Mr. Dan Wiltfang of Trauma One ambulance service. Mr. Beneby was proud to have BEC assist those volunteers who give their services freely to the community. 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Page 12 The Abaconian April 15, 2004 A Quiet, Secluded Corner inTreasure CayHave a Boat?Tie Up & Step Ashore! A Slip comes Free With a Villa RentalA family owned propertyLuxury 2bdrm. villas on private waterfront property. Furnished with central air & 2 full baths. Deep water docks with gazebos Daily Weekly Monthly Compare Our Rates!www.brigantinebayvillas.comRentals: (850) 492 Villas: (242) 365Email: bbvbahamas@aol.com 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 Water Front TablesRestaurant, Marina and BoutiqueAir-conditioned water front 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 customersLunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m Dinner 6:30 9 p.m. Mon Sat. Bar snacks wide variety 11:30 a.m. 9 p.mEmail: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comMusic by EstinPicnic Menu Large variety, order 24 hours aheadJamin Jan Jamin Jan Jamin Jan Jamin Jan Jamin Jan every SaturdaySunday 6 9 p.m. with Special Salad Bar and Grill MenuClosed Good Friday School NewsECC Students Enjoy a Day at the BeachThe students, teachers and volunteer workers from the Every Child Counts School in Marsh Harbour were treated to a special fun day at the beach on April 1. The event, sponsored by The Abaco Club at Winding Bay, brought smiles and laughter to the faces of all the children. ECC was the first group to hold a beach party on the property since the project got started in June 2003. The self-supported school is the first of its kind for Abaco It was founded by Ms. Lyn Major, who with her husband adopted three-year-old twin boys only to discover that they had severe developmental delays. When it was time for them to begin their education, the Majors realized there was no school with a special needs program on Abaco. After lengthy research she made contact with Dr. S. Kossack of Florida International University and others, thus ECC was born. The schools mandate is to ease the burden of learning disabled students who struggle academically by providing direct assistance, education and training for the children. Everyone was treated to a wonderful lunch prepared by Chef Nick Doyle from Mangoes Restaurant. There was face painting for all who wanted provided by Ms. Jan (Jammin Jan) Cartwright, fully regaled in her clown costume. There also was kayaking, a bouncing castle and Bahamian music all day long. Mr. GladstoneStone McEwan said it gave him great pleasure to coordinate the party for the school because one of his sons is a graduate of Every Child Counts and is now employed at Winding Bay, thanks to Ms. Major and her hard working crew for assisting with preparing him for the job market.St. Francis de Sales SchoolEaster Parade Is a DelightBy Portia Jonsson The Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes of St. Francis de Sales held its Third Annual Easter Bonnet Parade at the school on March 30th. This was a grand occasion. A contest was held for the most original bonnets and best-dressed boy and girl. The boys were dressed in smart suits with bow ties and the girls wore pretty spring dresses. The children modeled their beautiful attire and bonnets for the two judges in hopes of capturing the top prize. Mr. Leroy Thompson was the events Master of Ceremonies and Mrs. Barbara Johnson organized this special affair. The winner in the Pre-Kindergarten class for the most original bonnet was Nakara Please see School Page 13 The students of Every Child Counts were treated to a day at the beach at The Abaco Club at Winding Bay and enjoyed a lunch provided by Mangoes Restaurant. They are shown at the Pavilion which will serve the development as a water activity center where snacks are available. St. Francis de Sales School honors outstanding students each month. For the month of March they are, back row left to right, Tamika Bain (Grade 12), Scott Spraker (Grade 7), Elsie Bain (Grarde 10), Dominica Evans (Grade 9), Lowell Edgecombe Jr. (Grade 11). Middle row, left to right, they are Kenneth Stuart (Grade 3), Jayde Ferguson (Grade 4), Serena Greene and Pamela Smith (Grade 5), Chelsea Albury and Dymonique Kemp (Grade 6). In the front row, left to right, Meghan Bootle (Grade 1), LaChelle Lightbourne (Pre-K), Abbey-Gay Raymore and Caitlin Doyle (Grade K) and Brianna Sawyer (Grade 2). Missing from photograph is Charlotte Swann (Grade 8).

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 At Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2278snappas@msn.com Open 11 am until. . 7 days a week Happy Hour Daily 5 7:30World Famous Grilled Food & CocktailsWild Wednesday Happy Hour 5 11 Major Credit Cards accepted 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 11:30 am to 4 pm Dinner 5 pm to 9 pm TT TT T ropicalropical ropicalropical ropicalSelfSelf SelfSelf SelfStorageStorage StorageStorage Storage10 x 12 12 x 20 12 x 30Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 tropicalselfstorage@coralwave.com More School NewsAdderley while Marbria Wilmore and Mabray Wilmore captured the best-dressed awards. The Kindergarten winner in the most original bonnet contest was AbbeyGay Raymore and the best-dressed awards went to Jessica Knowles and Dante Stuart. After the parade an Easter Egg Hunt was held on the grounds of St. Francis de Sales Church for the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes.Field Trip to FreeportBy Eden McIntosh On March 4th the students of grades 9 and 10 of St. Francis de Sales School went to Freeport on a field trip. Their first stop was BORCO where they got an inside peek into the industrial operations. They visited Borcos main control room and the laboratory where crude oil that comes into the company is tested. After they left BORCO, they went to a marina where they went by tugboat out to the jetties where boats are loaded and unloaded with oil instead of coming into the port. As they were at sea, each student got a chance to drive the tugboat. They also observed the operations of the container port. The next place visited was Polymers where they saw how the tiny beads in the Styrofoam cups are made. The last place they went was to the caves where they encountered bats and insects. The speakers on each tour were very enlightening and most joyous to be around. The classes were very grateful to have had the opportunity to experience such an important yet unbelievable experience.Local Students Chosen to Represent The BahamasBy Portia Jonsson Two of Abacos very own students have been nominated to represent not only this island but the entire Bahamas at the 2004 SchoolFrom Page 12 Please see School Page 14 Viline Baptiste and Bradley Fox Jr. have been nominated to represent the Bahamas at the 2004 Global Young Leaders Conference. Viline is a high achiever and has maintained between a 3.9 and 4.0 average throughout her academic career. She aspires to become a lawyer and intends to make a contribution to the development of The Bahamas. Bradley Fox, Jr., plans to study communications, culinary arts and international business at a college in the United States or at the College of The Bahamas. This astute 16-year-old leader and focused young Bahamian resides in Spring City, Abaco. Pictured are students of St. Francis de Sales School who traveled to Freeport on March 4th for three days. Far right is Mr. Simon, Grade 12 Home Room teacher and history/ geography teacher who accompanied this group on their field trip. Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! NCR Forms Office Stationary Flyers Certificates Tickets Brochures Photo Scanning Wedding/Funeral Programs Business Cards Envelopes Menus Labels Laminations ...More Open 9am 5pm Mon. Fri.

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Page 14 The Abaconian April 15, 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 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 Global Young Leaders Conference in either Europe or the United Stated this summer. These Global Scholars are Bradley Fox, Jr. and Viline Baptiste, both 12th Grade students at St. Francis de Sales School. The purpose of the Global Young Leaders Conference is to select a group of exceptional high school students worldwide for their scholastic merit and demonstrated leadership ability and to provide them with the opportunity to witness history in the making; to gain a more global perspective through interaction with students from around the world; to meet national and international leaders who are actively involved in the decision-making processes in both the government and private sector; and to immerse them in a challenging curriculum that will further develop their leadership skills. Bradley and Viline have been given a choice of traveling to either Europe or the United States. If Central and Eastern Europe is chosen, they will have the opportunity to visit Vienna, Budapest and Prague. During their 13day journey they will examine issues of importance to the world and to young men and women of their generation issues such as the expansion of the European Union and the evolving role of the United Nations and other international organizations. They will visit foreign embassies, meet with high-ranking diplomatic officials and retrace the footsteps of former rulers during visits to historic seats of power. In the US their experience will first take them to the political power center of Washington, D.C., then to the economic power center of New York City. In Washington they will explore the Lincoln Memorial, the US Capitol building, the Smithsonian Museums and meet with a senior member of President Bushs administration. In New York Bradley and Viline will learn about the business of international finance, visit the New York Mercantile Exchange and see awe-inspiring sites at the Ellis Island Museum. Upon completion of the Conference, the students will be recognized for their participation in the Global Youth Leaders Conference with a Certificate of Merit, an award that distinguishes them as a high achiever. Congratulations to Bradley and Viline on all that they have accomplished in the past and for all that they will accomplish as a Global Scholar this summer in either Europe or the US.S.C. Bootle High SchoolTotal Experience Comes to S.C. Bootle HighBy Ima B. Nehr On March 19 the founder of the Total Experience Gospel Choir, Rev. Patrinell Wright, flew in Seattle, Washington, following an invitation from the art department of S.C. Bootle High School. The choir has worked with the talents of Ray Charles, More School News SchoolFrom Page 13 Please see School Page 15 Each month a birthday social at St. Francis de Sales School is held for teachers celebrating their birthdays. For the month of March the Birthday Club, in the spirit of the Lenten Season, donated their funds to the Bahamas Red Cross. Mrs. Barbara Johnson, President of the Abaco Branch of the Bahamas Red Cross, received the cheque for $150 on behalf of the group. Pictured, left to right, are Mrs. Desiree Toote, Chairperson of the Social Committee, Ms. Ismenette Riche, Mrs. Barbara Johnson, Mrs. Fredericks and Mrs. Josephine Giraud-Kumar,Principal of the school. St. Francis de Sales School held its intra-school sports competition and the winning team shows off its trophy.

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 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) 366-0113Dionne Warwick, Michael Bolton and recently sang on a grammy-winning track for Dave Mathews. Indeed, after having toured over 30 countries in as many years, the people and places that appear on the track record of this very gifted group are too numerous to name. The reason for the trip was to help form the first ever S.C. Bootle High Gospel Choir. Pastor Pats work was cut out for her from the start since she was scheduled to perform back in Seattle on April 3rd. This gave her only one school week and a few precious hours the following week before the newly formed choir was to perform for the Coopers Town community and the students of S.C. Bootle High. In fact, More School News SchoolFrom Page 14 Please see School Page 37 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 welcomeVisit Abacos largest and most diverse art gallery Chat with the sculptors and artist craftsmen 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 18 miles South of Marsh Harbour, by road or boat Website: www.petespub.com e-mail: pete@petespub.com P.O. Box AB-20282, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 366-3503Make it a day excursion and have lunch at our beach front pub Pig Barbeque Saturday afternoon beginning at noon See the Foundary in operation on Thursdays Check out our fantastic New ladies clothingThe students and teachers of Man-O-War All Age School put on a Bahamian History Presentation on March 24th. Members of the S.C. Bootle High School recently formed mass choir pose for its photo. The choir was organized by Rev. Patrinell Wright from Seattle, Washington, who worked with them for a week. She will be returning next year when she will again work with the group. after only a few hours of practice an auxiliary group of students, along with an entourage of talent that accompanied her from Seattle, performed the following Saturday at the Revival Time Baptist Church to the delight of all who attended. Then on April 1 the first mass choir in the history of Coopers Town revealed itself campus wide. The choir from Abaco Central High was in attendance and graced the event with a rousing rendition of the national anthem and a few songs from their own repertoire. The afternoon was a smashing success with nearly 80 student voices lifted in song and praise. The excitement turned to frenzy as the choir began to rock in rythmn and cha-cha real slow. Many of the audience members leapt to their feet in appreciation as the energy was raised to another level. Ms. Gloria Smith, also from Seattle, sang a beautiful solo accompanied by Mr. Kent Stevenson on the keyboard. DShe Juan, Pastor Wights grandson, lead the dance number. After the performance Principal Leslie Rolle expressed his sincere appreciation for everyones effort and invited Pastor Wright to return next year. Pastor Wright responded by announcing that she would like to return next year with the entire 25-member Total Experience Gospel Choir. The audience responded with a cheer. As Pastor Wright prepared to leave for the return flight home the next day, she expressed a wish to take a contingency of S.C. Bootle High students back to Seattle with her next year. Talks are now in progress concerning this exciting project.Students Show Their Artistic SkillsBy Rayallen Fredericks At S.C. Bootle High School students have worked hard and now they are gradually proving that they are true artists. It is amazing to see how talented students use their gifts to touch the lives of others. Under the supervision of Rebecca Valrojean the art students at S.C. Bootle have been reaching into the real art world. The students have been experimenting with new art other than the normal drawing. They have used artistic mediums such as paint, graphite, pastel and ink to enhance the elegance of their magnificent art work. At S.C. Bootle the artistic dolphins have experimented with candle making, computer graphics, mono-prints and in the matter of weeks they will be engaging in jewelry making. An art student at S.C. Bootle said, Art is not all about drawing and painting; it has a huge variety of media. The candles made during the candle making period were stunning; they were scented and in different shapes, sizes and colors.

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Page 16 The Abaconian April 15, 2004 Flights and charters available on the safest, most reliable new service to The Abacos. Service from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) and West Palm Beach (PBI) to Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Charters available anywhere! CalypsoClub our frequent flyer program, offers luggage allowances up to 60lbs. per per son! 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!GETHOOKEDCLUBFARESASLOWAS$105! 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. ABACO041504 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 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.comBody Is Discovered, Man Is ArraignedA body was discovered in a Blue Hole near Bustic Bight on April 9. The body was wrapped and bound with duck tape and chain and attached to one cement block. Personal effects including keys recovered from the body helped police identify the bodayas that of Jermain Thompson. Mr. Ian Jermain Knowles of Murphy Town was arraigned on April 16 before Magistrate Crawford McKee in Marsh Harbour with causing the death of Mr. Jermain Thomp-son. There will be a Preliminary Inquiry on June 30. Mr. Knowles is shown here being escorted to the Court by a police officer. NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayThe body of Jermain Thompson was discovered mid-afternoon on Good Friday, April 9, when two hikers made the discovery in a hillside sinkhole east of Bustics Bight. The decomposing body was identified in a matter of days and a suspect was brought into custody. One week after the discovery, on April 16, Ian Jermain Knowles of Murphy Town was arraigned in Marsh Harbours Magistrates Court and charged by Magistrate Crawford McKee for causing the death of Jermain Thompson. A plea was not required from the defendant and a preliminary inquiry will be held June 30 in Marsh Harbour. Due to the nature of the charge, bail was not allowed. The body had been wrapped with plastic bags, extensively bound with duct tape and further wrapped with a heavy chain. A cement block was attached to the victims feet. Decomposition created gas which eventually brought the body to the surface. Due to the remoteness of the site and the difficulty in extracting the body, it was left in the sinkhole overnight and was recovered about 9:30 the next morning. The body was immediately taken to Nassau for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. As of April 16, the autopsy report had not been received by the police in Marsh Harbour and the cause of death was not known. It was acknowledged that there were multiple knife wounds and extensive lacerations on the body. Family members felt that the lacerations were extensive dog bites. The defendant was known to keep or breed pit bulls. Keys and other personal effects recovered on the body helped the police in making their identification. Assisting the local police were specialized teams from Freeport and Nassau. Superintendent of the Abaco Police, Clarence Russell, thanked the Abaco public who contributed significant manpower and information to the police. When asked if other persons may have been involved, Supt. Russell stated, Murder has no statute of limitations and new or developing information may implicate other persons. This is Abacos only murder this year.Man Is Arraigned for Causing Death

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 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 2 46/8 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(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! We Dont Pro-rate Our Warranty Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250 North Abaco NewsForest Fires Up NorthBy Rayallen Fredericks Huge flames of fire devoured a massive amount of forest between Cedar Harbour and Coopers Town and Cedar Harbour and Wood Cay. It is not likely for forest fires to be at this time of the year since it is now spring, but this fire was started with a trash fire. According to Cedar Harbour residents a normal yard fire was left without supervision and grew out of control. The fire spread through the forest like a raging bull and burned the green elegant pine trees which are now a dusty brown as a result of this incident. The fire was disturbing to residents of all the settlements of Little Abaco because the smoke engulfed almost the entire five Little Abaco communities. It was unusual how the fire metaphorically skipped from one side of Cedar Harbour and caught on the other side. As a result both sides of Cedar Harbour had flames fires. These fires burned for nearly a week.Tragedy Strikes Crown HavenBy Portia Jonsson On March 20th the bodies of two brothers, Darren Sears and Derek Bodie, of Crown Haven were found aboard their 40foot fishing vessel moored some 100 feet from the shoreline. The boat was filled with toxic fumes and it is believed that the pair succumbed after inhaling the fumes of chemicals. The men were reportedly last seen the day before when they left to work on their boat. When the brothers failed to return home, a concerned girlfriend, Ms. Meoshi Clay swam out to the vessel and made the gruesome discovery of the bodies. She immediately alerted the authorities. The Police discovered a gasoline-fueled portable generator, which was still running in the hold of the boat where one of the bodies was found. Foul play was not suspected on examination of the bodies. However, an autopsy was performed in order to establish the exact cause of death. The bodies were flown to Nassau the following day aboard a charter flight. The Sand Bar at Banyan Beach Club now has a new bar. The top is being painted by Shamsi Cartwright. She is shown here painting the bar top before it was installed. It now sports a humorous marine scene. The grand opening of the Sand Bar will be held later this month. 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.

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Page 18 The Abaconian April 15, 2004 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 Guana Cay. 2/2 cottage, just steps to the beach. Vaulted ceilings, tile, screened porch, elevated deck, A/C dockage. Excellent rental record. #7900. $391,050 Guana Cay. Home site just steps from the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean beach and Guana Seaside Resort. Perfect for cozy vacation cottage #8348. $50,000 Lubbers Quarters. High elevation! Views! 3-storey home under construction, materials on site. Just a short stroll to Cracker Ps. Dock for residents. #8628. $694,000 Lubber 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. #8551. $215,000 Turtle Rocks. Mainland Abaco. Two adjacent 1-acre home sites just minutes from Marsh Harbour. Just a short walk to the beach. #8147. $38,600 and $41,000Man-O-War. Superb offering on Dickeys Cay adjacent to lovely Man-O-War Cay. Sea-to-sea property, 36,217 square feet of land, 2 bedroom, 2 bath main house, bunkhouse with bath sleeps two, cottage on the Sea of Abaco houses room for more guests and includes a kitchenette. All buildings are constructed using traditional ship building techniques all mahogany paneling, hardwood floors construction built to last decades. Deepwater dock on the protected main harbour. Prime opportunity, plenty of room to expand, realistically priced. Fully furnished and ready to go!List #8211 $995,000 Select PropertiesTrade Winds Easter Parade Includes BonnetsBy Portia Jonsson The Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes of St. Francis de Sales held its Third Annual Easter Bonnet Parade at the school on March 30th. This was a grand occasion. A contest was held for the most original bonnets and best-dressed boy and girl. The boys were dressed in smart suits with bow ties and the girls wore pretty spring dresses. The children modeled their beautiful attire and bonnets for the two judges in hopes of capturing the top prize. Mr. Leroy Thompson was the events Master of Ceremonies and Mrs. Barbara Johnson organized this special affair. The winner in the Pre-Kindergarten class for the most original bonnet was Nakara Adderley while Marbria Wilmore and Mabray Wilmore captured the best-dressed awards. The Kindergarten winner in the most original bonnet contest was AbbeyGay Raymore and the best-dressed awards went to Jessica Knowles and Dante Stuart. After the parade an Easter Egg Hunt was held on the grounds of St. Francis de Sales Church for the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes. The winners of the Easter Bonnet Parde at St. Francis de Sales School proudly show off their Easter finery and their certificates. This annual event is for the Pre-kindergarten and Kindergaren classes. It Pays to Advertise inThe Abaconian Elbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and Property 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:$1,870,000DORROS 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:$288,000CENTRELINE 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:$695,000WHITE SOUND Ocean lot #23, perfect for single home or two villas, near marina, great surfing beach. $440,000. White Sound, 3 contiguous ocean lots with dock rights on White Sound Bay, sold as one parcel, or seperately. Price:each $440,000HOMES & LANDFamily Island SpecialistsChris Thompson(chris@hopetown.com)Greg Roberts(greg@hopetown.com)Ph: (242) 366-0216 www.elbow-cay.com Fax: (242) 366-0223Located 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 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 Price: $1,500,000 Custom Timber Peg ocean front home, views of Tilloo Cay and beyond. 3B/3B, spacious kitchen open to great room, large wrap around deck with pool, and private dock slip at Tahiti Beach. 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. Price: $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. ATLANTIC HORIZONS EAST VIEW JOES CAY CASA LUISA OCEAN HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE ELBOW CAY ELBOW CAY 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 HOMESUNDER CONTRACT

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 MAN-O-WAR HARDWAREInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD #1 LUMBERPlain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyFor Quotes or Information Call Walter Sweeting or Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-365-6011 Fax 365-6039 We monitor VHF Ch 69 Deliveries Arranged from Green Turtle Cay to Little HarbourAn Extensive Selection ofNon-CorrosiveHardwareBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless SteelHurricane ClipsBrass, Stainless & Monel 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 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. RETAILEastwood character. Colyn is survived by his wife Elena, his parents Earl and Eileen Russell, his siblings and their families and many other relatives and friends.School NewsThe students of Amy Roberts Primary had a very special visitor on April 5th Bob, the police dog! Officers from the Abaco branch of the Police Force traveled to the school and gave a demonstration on how Bob can find drugs hidden in bags. The children were thrilled and all wanted to be a helper. They also asked a lot of questions. Thank you to the officers for taking the time to share with our children. Im sure Bob and his handler are welcome any time. Now that the weather is warming, there should be more activities around town. Dont forget to mark your calendars and make plans to be a part of the Island Roots Heritage Festival, May 7-9.Island Roots FestivalThe Island Roots Festival Committee in Green Turtle Cay, in conjunction with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Abaco, announces the 1st Annual Island Roots Festival on Green Turtle Cay, May 7, 2004. This inaugural event is intended to stimulate interest in the Sister City revitalization between New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay, and Key West, Florida. Another objective is to renew appreciation of our Bahamian heritage and culture. A grand celebration is being planned that will include performances by the Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching and Pop Bands, colourful Junkanoo parades, maintaining the Bunce tradition and an evening concert featuring the Key West Chorale. In addition, there will be a festival site which will provide food and drinks, kids games, art and crafts and historic booths and all day fun and native entertainment. As the entire community is considered historic, a map outlining sites of interest will be available for walking tours. Scores of Key West natives have booked accommodations in preparation for the celebrations.Old Kitchen Will ReopenBy Jennifer Hudson The old kitchen in the rear of the Albert Lowe Museum on Green Turtle Cay, which is almost two hundred years old and believed to be the oldest building on the island, will be opening again to the public on May 7th. The old kitchen, which has been closed for the past five or six years, has recently received a few minor repairs and will be opening in time for the Island Roots Festival to be held in Green Turtle Cay on May 7 and 8. This will be a very interesting piece of history to visit. The kitchen still boasts its original fireplace, brick oven and latrine at the back. Utensils from the kitchen such as old black cooking pots, an old time coffee grinder, wash boards, scales, kerosene lamps, irons and graters which the people made out of tin and punched with nails to grind the coconuts will be displayed along with various other kitchen wares which have been loaned by families on the cay. These will include a whole shelf of china dating from the period, face basins, jugs, baskets and some old time preserves. In the olden days people usually kept a pig in their backyard so that they would not waste any food scraps. The trough that the pig ate out was found behind this very kitchen and estimated to be 90 to 100 years old and will also be on display. The kitchen will remain open to the public after the Festival with the same opening hours as the museum.Key West ChoraleBy Jennifer Hudson Performing as part of the Island Roots Festival on May 7 in the Garden Theatre at the home of artist Alton Lowe, will be the Key West Chorale comprising 61 voices. They will be performing songs from many Broadway shows including Cabaret, Camelot, Oliver, Les Miserables and The Fantastics. Melodies from the 60s, the Beatles and the Beach Boys will be presented by dancers and soloists. The Director of the Chorale is Emily Lowe who is descended from John Lowe and Mary Anne Curry of Green Turtle Cay and Sarah Pinder from Cherokee Sound. President of the Chorale, Emily Parsons is another direct descendent of Green Turtle Cay. Three of the singers are direct descendants of William Curry from Green Turtle Cay, who became Floridas first millionaire. Ed Swift, who will also be present at the Festival, is one of the originators of the first Island Roots Festival. Originally from Green Turtle Cay, Ed is now a very successful entrepreneur in Key West. Tickets for the concert are priced at $15 for adults and $5 for children and may be purchased at the Brass and Leather Shop in Marsh Harbour and the Lowe Museum in Green Turtle Cay. May 8th will be a day of family fun as the Island Roots Festival continues. There will be games for the children, plenty of food, arts and crafts and music by the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band. The old kitchen adjacent to the Albert Lowe Museum in Green Turtle Cay has been restored and will be open for viewing at the Island Roots Festival on May 7-9. The kitchen has been equipped with old utensils and kitchenware used in the old days. Randy Curry makes a final inspection of the display. More News of the News Please see Cays Page 7

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 21Green 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"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" Marsh Harbour Eastern Shores 4 bedroom, 3 bath 2,700 sq.ft. Home. Private Dock with boat lift on the Sea of Abaco. Some of the most Fabulous Panoramic Views in Abaco. Across the road from Beach. fully Furnished. #AB118 $1,500,000. "Endless Summer" NEW LISTING 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" 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 CommercialMarsh 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 Man-O-War Cay Settlement 1 bedroom, 1 bath 780 sq.ft. Cottage upper level dormitory Convenient to beach, grocery and marina. Perfect for the yachtsman who wishes a compact base ashore Furnished. #AB117 $155,000. "Down South" NEW LISTING 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, 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. 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.com03/15/04 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 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. 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.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.

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Page 22 The Abaconian April 15, 2004 STANDARD HARDWAREMarsh Harbour 242-367-2660, 2881, 2820 Fax 242-367-2645 Contractors Ask about our special price scheduleA full stock of electrical hardware for contractors and homeowners From inside to outside From roof to floor There's plenty more Inside our store Special homeowner pricing on major projects Congratulations! Ashley & Lucas on your engagement March 12th, 2004 From your parents Larry and Norma Jean Family & Friends To be Wed on July 17th, 2004 Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department was extremely appreciative when they received the generous donation of $5000 from RoyalStar Assurance after fighting numerous forest fires through the area over the past few weeks. Victoria Albury of Abaco Insurance Agency presented Mike Parotti with a cheque on behalf of RSA. RoyalStar Assurance (formerly Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance) has been represented on Abaco for 20 years by Abaco Insurance Agency and paid out some $40 million in claims after Hurricane Floyd. RSAs commitment to the Marsh Harbour community and all other parts of Abaco continues every day by offering coverage for home, motor, marine and commercial insurance. RSA salutes the members of the Marsh Harbour Fire Department and extends a special thank you to each one for continuing to protect our communities.Marsh Harbour Fire Department Receives Donation By Isobel Sherman Bahamasair will soon begin daily flights between Marsh Harbour and West Palm Beach. This has come after many persons in Abaco have asked Bahamasair to increase their flight schedule to West Palm Beach. When Bahamasair re-instituted their West Palm Beach flights in November 2002, it quickly became apparent that this flight was one of the most lucrative runs for the carrier. In fact, Bahamasair flights from Nassau to Marsh Harbour are also very lucrative for the airline.Bahamasair Plans Increased FlightsAdded to the picture is their vastly improved on-time performance and reasonable air fare to West Palm making the flight much more appealing. By Portia Jonsson On March 20 persons at the Marsh Harbour International Airport were alarmed when an Island Express flight made a crash landing. The left landing gear collapsed during landing causing the aircraft to skid down the runway. The seven passengers aboard the flight and its pilot escaped injuries. According to Mr. Bobby Jones, Airport Superintendent, the twin engine Cessna 402C was piloted by Capt. Bruno Cauty and was inbound from Ft. Lauderdale to Abaco. The aircraft was towed to the Abaco Flight Services hanger for further inspection and investigation. Repairs to the plane were carried out by Abaco Flight Services.No Injuries After Crash Landing 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 Cay Boat House Restaurant Boat House Restaurant Boat House Restaurant Boat House Restaurant Boat House RestaurantCome for Breakfast Lunch or Dinner Childrens MenuWaterside Garbonzo Reef Bar Open Daily at 11 a.m.Bahamian Buffet Monday NightWaterfront VillasOne & two bedroom units On the ocean & harbour All with Full Kitchen/Air Cond/Sat TVFull Service Marina50 Deepwater Slips Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice Visit us April 20 24 for our Annual Family Fishing Tournament For local transportation to Sea SprayCall VHF 16 or 366-0065 E-mail: seasprayres@oii.com www.seasprayresort.com

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 23 Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsBoaters Paradise still available on the pristine Sea of Abaco. All ocean front lots are under contract, however the Sea of Abaco still awaits with its perfect deep water dock on parcel 5, as well as the ideal island cottage. Parcel 4 is a magnificent lot, deep water for a dock, as well as beautiful property for a custom home or cottage. The best beach on Elbow Cay with its long winding white sand shores is just a short walk away. Beach access is provided to the north of parcel 3. Call today to schedule an appointment to view this one of a kind property on Elbow Cay.Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsLocated at One Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, BahamasContact Chris Thompson or Greg Roberts(242) 366-0216 phone (242) 366-0223 faxVisit our website for additional listings at www.elbow-cay.com Sea To Sea Estate Property This Property is Shown by Appointment Only and is Offered Exclusively by SOLDSOLD SOLDWhaleFest Sponsors Walk-RunWhalefest is a fund raising event sponsored by the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey based in Sandy Point. This is the second year that the event included a Walk/ Run on April 3. The results of the run are shown below. 5K Race Results ClassPlaceName Under 10 years Girls1Dominique Chea 2Candice Woon 10 -12 years Girls1Chandi Lowe 13 -16 years Girls1Lyndera Parker 1Stevenette Anderson 3Samantha Rose Boys1Chris Nesbitt 2Orayshawn Rolle 3Burnaro Parker 16 -18 years Girls1Kayleisha Edgecombe Boys1Clifford Hanna 2Marcus Josue 3Gorden Dean 26-45 years Women 1 Rhonda Claridge 2Deb Marston 3Peggy Thompson Over 45 years Men1Mac deShazier 2.5K Race Results ClassPlaceName Under 10 years Girls1Rashan Burrows 2Ellinor Mitchel 3Kenesha Pinder Boys1Terrance Burrows 2Jake Consulta 3Wil Claridge Over 10 years Girls1Kaywaanya Pedican 2Tyronia Albury 3Anthea Cornish Boys1Kew Burrows 2Audrick Lightbourne 3Delon Edgecombe This photo shows the start of the childrens 2.5 K race held in Sandy Point on April 3. The Walk/Run had about 70 children participating

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Page 24 The Abaconian April 15, 2004 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.comthen please do not light any fires for said purposes in Bahama Palm at all. As for any other communities in Abaco, I will leave it to their residents to speak to this problem. We here in Bahama Palm Shores have never tried to bar anybody from using the beaches here, at least not that I am aware of. One would think that anybody knows how dangerous fire can be and would therefore be a little more considerate of the fact that there are people who live in Bahama Palm Shores many Bahamians among them who have worked hard to build their homes and would therefore be devastated to see these homes go up in a blaze. So please, PLEASE, have mercy upon us. Sincerely William (Billy) Roberts (P.S. In our recent battle with the fires that threatened some of our homes in Bahama Palm Shore, there was a number of individuals, some who represent companies, that helped us. In your next issue, I wish to publically recognize these people.)We Need a Secret BallotDear Sirs. Please allow me the space in your valuable paper to comment on Dr. Nottages suggestions on The Bahamas electoral process after his trip to Antigua and Barbuda as an Election Observer. Anyone who has read our election act would know that the provisions have already been made to deal with gerrymandering. In the last election Mr. Nottage claimed after the new boundaries were formed, his Constituency ended up taking on the shape of a gun. Well, Mr. Nottage, if you dont want to be shot down again by the gerrymandering politicians, then, you, sir, need to jump on the secret ballot wagon because it is one of the few deterrents against gerrymandering. You dont have to be a rocket scientist to know that the absence of the true secret vote plays a great part in the changing of the boundaries every time we hold an election. Our country on an average holds more election courts than any other democratic nation in our region. Why? Because we do not follow the provisions in the Act. For example, if someones vote is challenged, the Act calls for them to be given a different color ballot to cast their vote. This prevents the screening of all the ballots if they need to be scrutinized. But time after time we hear the story of the person(s) who has voted illegally but still there was no different color ballots to connect them to their vote. Do our presiding officers know the Act? Do the candidates know the Act? Do their agents know the Act? Mr. Nottage, I would like you to think back to August 2001 when the FNM held its Leader Elect process. Mr. Tennyson Wells, Mr. Algernon Allen, Mr. Lester Turnquest and Mr. Tommy Turnquest all insisted on secret untraceable ballots. Why? Because they were quite aware of how traceable ballots can be manipulated, how they can be used to influence the voter, how they make it possible for one to sell his or her vote. Yet with all of this voting hypocrisy going on under the watchful eyes of all the opposing political parties, no one including you, with the exception of the Bahamas Democratic Movement and myself, of course, voiced our distastefulness with that blatant display of what is good for the goose is not good for the gander. Mr. Nottage, PLEASE ask our Prime Minister to send you to Jamaica, Canada, Trinidad or Guyana to oversee their election processes. They are all Commonwealth countries with a truly secret vote. They do not hold an election court after every election and their populations exceed ours by millions. Lets fix this undemocratic practice before our next election. Thank you. GladstoneStoneMcEwanMore Letters to the Editor LettersFrom Page 9 St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Fun & EntertainmentBring the whole family Saturday May 15 11am 11pm3rd Annual Bazaar Games Rides Food DrinksKarate Students Earn PromotionsBudding Karate experts meet every week to improve their moves under the direction of Mr. Churton Toote. On March 31 the class held a promotion ceremony, recognizing the achievement of the participants. The class meets in the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour. Pilot Club Holds Movie Premier PartyBy Isobel Sherman On the evening of March 24 the Pilot Club of Abaco held its annual Movie Premier Party at RND Cinemas in Marsh Harbour. Prior to the showing of the movie wine and refreshments were served as guests mingled and socialized with one another. The movie, Mystic River had its premier showing that night on Abaco. The event was well attended. Proceeds are to aid the Pilot Club of Abaco to continue their programme of educating persons about preventing brain injuries and taking care of their brains. It Pays toAdvertiseAbaco Real Estate Agency, Ltd. Abacos oldest and most experienced Real Estate Agency Long Beach ABACO REAL ESTATE AGENCY, LTDP.O. Box AB-20404, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph:(242) 367-2719Fax:(242) 367-2359SUNRISE BAYA 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 SUNRISE BAY See additional listings on our websiteRoyal 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. 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: $298,000. Will consider selling seperately for $160,000 Each 110 X 220 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 Bahama Palm Shores 3 Lots 80 x 125 $14,000 each Casuarina Point Residential lot 80 x 125 $15,000 Marsh Harbour 13,000 sq ft residential lot next to Chelseas Choice $33,500 Gross Guana Cay Only 6 lots remaining in 15 lot sub-division, selling fast. Offered from $120,000 Guana Cay 5 Direct beach front lotsstarting from $250,000Two direct beach front lots, side by side on fabulous beach. Each lot 95 x 180 $85,000 Gross Two ocean view lots, just across from beach. Each 75 x 125 $36,000 Gross www.abacobahamas.com

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 25 Love is a more excellent way As we look around our community today, one does not have to look hard to see the depression, stress, pain, and brokenness that exists among our people. Some are strung-out on drugs and alcohol; some are destitute for food, shelter and clothes. Some are battered, depressed and suicidal because of broken relationships. On Abaco we are already beginning to see the over-riding effect of these social ills. No matter how much we try to clip branches of this tree of social ills by building up police and security forces, we must destroy the trees by getting or dealing with the roots of the problems. In response to this deepening decay in our society, a group of concerned citizens decided to answer the call and rise to the challenge of confronting these social ills. The group came to be known as Heal Our Land. Heal Our Land was founded in June 2001 and immediately was thrust into the challenge of responding to the needs of others. So far we have been able to assist with families in crisis the rehabilitation of alcohol and drug addicts providing food, clothing, and sometimes even shelter to the needy, we have counselled numerous adults and children, some who confess to have been on the verge of committing suicide. This is why there is a great and urgent need for us to build such a facility. We have asked for assistance from other facilities in Nassau, but most of the time there was no space available. ABACO, we need our own facility. We need your help to make this a reality. Heal Our Land will consist of the following centers: Men, Women and Juvenile Centers. There will also be a nursery for infants so that children will not be separated from their mothers while being rehabilitated. We are networking with other centers in the Bahamas and abroad. We are all about saving the lives of others, and we will go the extra mile to do whatever it takes to restore peoples dignity and security. Some of our accomplishments in the community are: 1. Housed the homeless, including street walkers 2. Helped in assisting with rent in emergency situations 3. Distributed food, clothing and medical supplies 4. Give gifts to needy and special children at Christmas time 5. Assisted with the children at Every Child Counts Learning Center 6. Provided lunches for unfortunate children 7. Meet and counsel addicts and hurting people Through the efforts of Heal Our Land we are seeing lives changed and these persons are making positive contributions to their families and the community. The existence of the Heal Our Land Family Crisis Center has only been possible thus far due to the personal investment of time, resources and money from this small group of everyday people who sacrifice from their own families in order to help bring healing to hurting people. Now we, the members of Heal Our Land Family Crisis Center, are People helping people to help themselves and are turning to you, the community of Abaco, to join us with your support. We are a non-profit organization whose only means of funding thus far has been through a few concerned citizens who are committed to making a difference in our community. Presently, we are fully registered with the Bahamas Government and have already put forth plans to construct an office, counselling and primary social care facility in central Abaco in order to meet the present demands for addressing these social ills. We need your financial support and assistance. You can be assured that your giving goes directly to meeting the needs of others. Please help us to help others, and together we will build the community of Abaco. We invite all concerned citizens and businesses to partner with us and network with us in any way possible. For further information please feel free to call or write us at the address below.We would like to thank all those who have contributed so far Your donations have helped to restore happiness to those who have been hurting. We look forward to your continued support. We also would like to thank all the people who have made it possible for this work to go on. Your labor is not in vain; press on; it isnt easy; but it is worth it. Remember we have been chosen to give of our hands to serve and our hearts to love. We are here to serve the entire Bahama Islands not just the island of Abaco.Heal Our Land Family Crisis CenterWhere The Broken Are Made WholeHeal Our Land, P O. BOX AB-20656, Dundas Town, Abaco, BahamasPreparing Christmas Dinner Rev. Jerry Cornish, Antie Pam Cornish, Lorelda Woodside, Lovely Reckley Church of God, Dundas Town; Mary Sands; Shane Archer Church of God of Prophecy; Kathleen Knowles, Founder Heal our Land, Soul Saving Ministries Christmas Gift Wrappers Margel Smith, Sonia Dailey Church of God of Prophecy Presentation of Christmas gifts at Every Child Counts Cleda Cooper Zion Baptist; Greta Culmer Church of Christ; Pastor Mildred Ferguson Church of God of Prophecy The special kids at Every Child Counts receiving their gifts Christmas Dinner Delivery Boy Courrier Dwight Cornish A Great Mother and Cook Ivy Swain Friendship Tabernacle A Baby of Heal Our LandPatsy Davis Church of God of Prophecy Delivered from drugs and alcohol, Now the receptinist of Heal Our LandChristmas Dinner Courriers Alva Knowles Soul Saving Ministries; Revie Fox Latterain A Great Mother and Cook Pastor Mildred Ferguson Church of God of Prophecy Christmas Gift Wrappers Vanrita Ferguson New Rehoboth Ministries; Kenva Knowles Every Child Counts Donations may be made to: Scotia Bank Account 9033-17Heal Our Land Family Crisis CenterTelephone 359-6059, 554-8880, 367-2362

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Page 26 The Abaconian April 15, 2004 Abaco Branch Presents Its Spring CurriculumCreole 1 Creole 2 Single-Phase Electrical License Managerial Accounting for Non-Financial Managers Certified Professional Managers Programme Certificate in Law Toddlers and Preschool Certificate Massage Therapy Cake Baking and DecoratingThe specific courses we want to introduce: Creole1$125.00 Creole 2$155.00 Single Phase Electricity License$457.00 Accounts CPS 901 $200.00 Ethics and Professional Responsibility $208.00 Writing and Research Skills $135.00 The Legal Environment $172.00 The Toddlers and Preschool Certificate$1100.00 Massage Therapy (Not Priced) Cake Decorating and Baking(Not Priced)The College of the Bahamas, Abaco Branch, office is located in the Resource Center in Marsh Harbour. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. The phone contact is 367-2877. Caribbean constructors ltd.Sand & Quarry Cracker Dust Rock Local 3/8" 3/4" Rock Imported ditto Pea Rock Imported Concrete Blocks6"x 8"x 16" 8"x 8"x 16"Monday Friday 7 am 4 pmP.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2502Deliveries throughout AbacoBy Stephanie Humblestone Abacos 200 taxi drivers were left in limbo regarding future commercial usage of the VHF radio after a visit on March 25 and 26 from the Public Utilities Commission, the Nassau-based body which regulates all communications and radio communications services. We did not come here to focus on the VHF radio. We came with an open mind, but it seems like the hottest issue in town, said Leonard Adderley, Senior Telecommunications Engineer who, along with Charles Kemp Telecommunications Engineer and Assistant Accountant Karen Bethel, was available to assist the public at the Administrators Office in Marsh Harbour. It is really not appropriate to use VHF radios for commercial use. They were designed for marine use only, and we do have frequencies we assign for land mobile areas, Mr. Kemp stated on Radio Abaco. The announcement sent shock waves throughout Abaco and its offshore cays which depend heavily on the VHF radio for inter island communication, especially the emergency services. However, it was the taxi drivers who expressed most concern as the VHF is their sole means of communication unlike their counterparts in New Providence who communicate through dispatch services. In Nassau the VHF is used only for ship to shore and shore to shore, said Mr. Adderley, recognising that Abaco, with the Exumas and Eleuthera to a lesser extent, is peculiar because it is an archipelago with many remote and isolated areas. However, he stated that there are two issues in question necessity and legality. The former he said would be explored by the PUC as the Abaco islands do have a special configuration. Regarding legality Mr. Kemp pointed out that the Public Utilities Commission is governed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) which establishes the area of radio frequency. Every country has a frequency allocation number. The Bahamas is number 2. All other countries in number 2 are required to follow this chart. When land-based services operate in marine services, then problems occur. There are other services intended for land and one is the dispatch service which the VHF radio is being used as in Abaco, said Mr. Kemp. Abacos mainland was likened to a mother ship by one VHF operator with boaters depending in every way on the VHF from calling ahead for a mooring as they enter Abaco harbours to arranging a pick-up by taxi from the food store after shopping. At the Marsh Harbour airport taxi drivers were divided about what they wanted. Some felt that a dispatch service would create a more level playing field. One taxi driver described it as a jumble on the VHF air waves as taxis race to respond to Any taxi come in. from places like the ferry docks which have large numbers of departing tourists. Others felt that it would be difficult to set up a dispatch office as taxi drivers are independent operators and there are no taxi businesses in existence. In the interim period taxi drivers are required to pay the VHF licencing fee of $150 per annum. None minded this. One smilingly claimed, We have had a free ride for a long time so we cant complain. [Note: License fees for land use begin at $250 per year with significantly higher fees for some approved uses. There is also a $30 operator fee for each person licensed to use a VHF ra dio.}Public Utilities Commission Explain PoliciesThree representatives from the Public Utilities Commission visited Abaco the end of March to explain policies of their office which controls rates of utilities and licensing of radio equipment. The Commission is expecting to enforce their policies with fines for those not complying. Shown above are, left to right, Mr. Charles Kemp, Ms. Karen Bethel and Mr. Leonard Adderley, Senior Telecommunications Engineer. HIGH-SPEEDWIRELESS INTERNET Out Island Inter .Net Bahama Palm Shores Cherokee Sound Fishers Bay Guana Cay Hope Town Leisure Lee Little Harbour Lynard Cay Lubbers Quarters Man-O-War Marsh Harbour Scotland Cay Tilloo Cay Winding BayNow Available in:Wireless@abacoinet.comTreasure Caycoming this month367-3006

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 27 Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13 15 17 Now AvailableCall for information Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Earth Day 2004Friends of the Environment Abaco Science AssociationRecycling on AbacoAn Educational Fun Day!Yamaha Park Friday, April 30 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Poster Contest Song Contest Childrens Displays Hands-on Activities Food and Drinks Guest Environmentalists Contact Friends of the Environment Office 367-2721Rebuild!Reuse!Reduce!Rethink!RecycleBy Jennifer Hudson The end of February marked the beginning of six very exhausting weeks for the dedicated volunteer fire fighters of Abaco. Fires began at Leisure Lee in the north and eventually occurred as far south as Bahama Palm Shores. A huge Thank you is due to these brave, community minded men and women who, as Linda Leffler of the Jib Room so aptly put it, Literally saved the island! These men and women did an absolutely tremendous job of managing to keep the fire from engulfing homes and businesses to which, at times, it came dangerously close. I dont think that, on the whole, people realize just what a sacrifice these fire fighters make to keep us and our properties safe. I certainly had my eyes opened when researching this story to discover the sacrifices they make and the very difficult conditions they have to work under owing to lack of adequate equipment and gear due to lack of funding. The island of New Providence is home to Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, and that small island has a well equipped government funded fire department. This very large island of Abaco, which is now the Bahamas third city and growing at a fast rate, receives only a cheque from Local Government for a little over $400 per month. This amount does not even cover more than the smallest fraction of operating costs, states Fire Chief, John Hall, and no donations of equipment or gear is ever received from Nassau. Fire fighters spend their own money to purchase their safety equipment which includes heavy insulated coats and pants, helmets, boots, gloves and masks. In the United States it costs between $600 to $700 to fully equip a fire fighter. Those on Abaco who cannot afford to outfit themselves make do with what they can from the old gear which has been discarded as no longer useable by firefighters in the US which has been sent here. This is often very inadequate and the crews are severely unprotected. Due to this serious lack of protection it is only a matter of time before somebody gets badly hurt, states Fire Chief John Hall. During the recent fires, due to lack of masks, the fire fighters were having to use wet cloths to cover their faces. Also as a result of inadequate protective gear, some of the firefighters suffered badly from severe cases of poison wood after their forays into the bush. The fire truck situation is totally inadequate for an island this size. Although the fire department has four trucks, frequently one will be undergoing repairs. They have two good fire engines consisting of a tank truck which carries 1250 gallons of water, another which carries 750 gallons and an old 1958 Mack engine. The fourth truck in use during the fires is a special use engine with water, foam and powder but it is not particularly well suited for bush fires. The number of fires fought on Abaco during the past weeks has taxed the fire departments resources greatly. As Steve Skulnick, a professional fire fighter from California and now a volunteer with the department here, says, What the fire fighters did with what they had was truly amazing. He was so impressed with how the men and women handled the fires here with only five or six people fighting a fire using worn out equipment. In California there would have been 100 firemen at such a fire with the assistance of bulldozers and other heavy equipment plus an airplane. Heavy equipment was brought to the scene here by private citizens to whom the fire department is extremely grateful. Without their help they would not have been able to contain the fires. Much of the fire fighting was done with back fires when time permitted, otherwise water was used. In areas such as Bahama Palm Shores where there is no access to fire hydrants, water was pumped from swimming pools and private wells. The Casuarina Point/ Bahama Palm Shores Volunteer Fire Department under the leadership of Bob Cornea has one fire truck and has a reciprocal agreement with the Marsh Harbour Fire Department whereby they help each other. However, this truck is also in a poor state of repair and is rusting out. It was purchased by the people of Casuarina Point from Marsh Harbour when it was already second hand and had seen better days. Donations are now being sought to replace this truck with a newer one and to keep the present one in reserve as a back up vehicle. Fire fighters and trucks from both Casuarina Point and Marsh Harbour assisted with the fires in Casuarina, Spring City and Bahama Palm Shores. The fire in Bahama Palm Shores was an extremely dangerous fire and many homes were threatened, said Bro. Bob. He would like to thank Big Cat, the men who brought a tractor all the way from Sandy Point, Curtis Sands Limestone Equipment Co, Winding Bay for their large water tanker, Shannon Albury from K&S and most especially Mr. Harlin Johnson of Bahamas Hot Mix who made such an all out effort to save the community of Bahama Palm Shores, working continuously in the midst of the fire. He also is most grateful to Rex and Judy Albury of Casuarina Point for whom he has high praise for the selfless service they always give. They worked 14 to 20 hours a day throughout the entire five days of the fire until finally Rex almost collapsed overcome with smoke and exhaustion. The gallant efforts by the fire department saved the insurance companies a lot of money as many homes and businesses were threatened by the fires including Cable Bahamas, Forest Heights Academy, St. Francis de Sales Schools, Pinewoods Nursery, the Lazy Parrot, Bustic Bight Resort, Abaco Gas and numerous homes in Sweetings Tract, Government Sub, Spring City, Casuarina Point, Bahama Palm Shores and Leisure Lee. A word of advice was given by some of the fire fighters as to how people can help prevent a fire from getting too close to their homes. Do not pile up trash such as fallen coconut limbs close to your land and keep any vacant lots next to your property bulldozed along the borderline to prevent a fire spreading to your land. Every three or four years there are major fires, the previous ones being after Hurricane Floyd when there was much debris lying around. The trucks and equipment which are marginal continue to need maintenance. Several new tyres are needed at a cost of between $300 to $400 per tyre as well as batteries, hoses and safety equipment, not to mention maintenance and fuel. The fire fighters are all volunteers, they have regular daytime jobs as bonefishermen, car dealers, pilots, heavy equipment operators and construction workers. Some of these men spent two weeks or more off work fighting the fires to keep our properties safe. Sometimes employers are generous and give them the time off with pay, but not all do this and many firefighters have had to sacrifice their pay for the sake of the islands safety. Several of the volunteers are older people and willingly got out of their beds when awakened to attend a fire at two oclock in the morning. The fire department needs community support. Radio Abaco made an excellent start by raising money from its telethon and Tom and Linda Leffler of the Jib Room invited the fire fighters to an appreciation dinner on April 14th. One dollar from the sale of each drink that night was donated to the fire department. Alone, this will not be enough. Communities must support this group of dedicated committed men and women who protect us. This can be through fund raising events or donations. Donations may be sent to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box A.B. 20295, Marsh Harbour. The fire fighters wish to thank the communities for their support in assisting in so many ways and for providing food and beverages to keep them going.Great Job by the Fire Fighters of Abaco

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Page 28 The Abaconian April 15, 2004 Abaco Youth in ActionWill SponsorChampionship Basketball NightApril 30th Ocean View Park Dundas Town Come Out and Watch thePee Wee League Girls League Mini League Junior LeagueSupport Our YouthBy Stephanie Humblestone Residents and visitors of Elbow Cay enjoyed a rare treat on April 2nd when the community ball park was transformed into an outdoor theatre complete with popcorn and corn dogs. The occasion was day two of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Surveys Second Annual Whale Fest. Three films were chosen and projected onto a 22-foot by 30-foot inflatable screen to reflect local research and conservation efforts into dolphins and whales. Introducing them was film maker and underwater photographer Larry Curtis, who is on the Board of Directors of an organization called Filmakers for Conservation and also on the Board of Blue Voice, an Internet website which deals with conservation issues. Mr. Curtis was not only instrumental in making the evening technically possible but he also funded the event. Our initiative is to bring films back into the country of their origin. Very often they are shown everywhere but where they were shot. In terms of conservation the best thing is to give people an understanding of it in a documentary form, said Mr. Curtis, who worked alongside marine biologist Diane Claridge of the BMMS to make the event a reality. I met Diane at a marine conference, and she told me about the Whale Fest and her idea of showing a wildlife film. I just took it from there and here we are, continued Mr. Curtis, who expressed gratitude to Ms. Claridge for bringing him to this spectacular place. Customs was amazing; the Board of Tourism was amazing; Diane was amazing, he enthused. Not only was it a first for Abaco but also for Mr. Curtis, who described his job as living a passion and a dream. We really want to give back to the people and educate them about their environment and familiarize them with ongoing research, he stated. A cross section of the community and visitors tricked in to the ballfield as a crew from the Utah-based Open Air Cinema Company set the stage for the evenings entertainment. It was a cold night with a westerly wind blowing but it did not deter people from coming. Some wrapped themselves up in blankets while others snuggled. With no school for children the following day, they were allowed to stay up late. Older members of the audience likened the setting to a drive-in movie minus the car! The first film, created for the National Geographic, was entitled Twenty Years with the Dolphins It was donated by Hardy Jones and shown on Discovery Channel International. It concerned the spotted dolphins in the White Sand Ridge area of Grand Bahama where Mr. Jones and a team of researchers carried out extensive studies into dolphins. Mr. Curtis was responsible for some of the cinematography. The audience was clearly moved as Mr. Hardy described the early days when the team was familiarizing itself with the dolphins. Ill never forget the excitement of those first encounters with the dolphins, Mr. Hardy explained. They raced to see us, swirled around, sonaring wildly and then after a while they slowed down and examined us intently with their eyes. We felt an enormous sense of discovery and excitement. The second film, which was made in 1996, was entitled Champions of the Wild and set locally but had never been shown in The Bahamas. The star is our very own Diane Claridge; and we have literally brought it back into this country. It is about your beautiful marine life and your hard working researchers, said Mr. Curtis in his introduction. The last film about whales was described by Mr. Curtis as an ultimate guide to whales; it was donated by the Discovery Channel. In between the films Ms. Claridge introduced Pam Church, who is responsible for the BMMSs seven-week summer programme in Sandy Point for children from 9-12 years. Its mission is to educate them on their surroundings by such activities as going into the mangroves, kayaking and visiting the Abaco National Park. Ms. Claridge spoke briefly on an issue close to her heart and which she described as recently rearing its ugly head. Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island has put pressure on the government of The Bahamas to lift its moratorium, placed in 1994, on the capture and importation of dolphins. Please share with government about how we feel about animals in captivity versus the wild, she implored. The programme including the showing of the three movies was repeated in Marsh Harbour on April 3 to a much smaller crowd.Marine Movies Raise Funds for Research Bahama Palm Shores SaysThanks toBro. Bob and his crew of volunteers from their long hours of strategic planning All friends, volunteers, bulldozer operators, engine drivers, water pumpers andeveryone who held a hose or shoveled dirt during our week of fires Winding Bay and Bahama Hot Mix for their generous donation of equipment BEC for getting our three poles put back up and our power restored so that we could pump water All friends and neighbors who donated generators, tools, food, drinks, compassion and prayer Dozens of homes were threatened but only one tool shed was lost!God Bless You All

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 29By Jennifer Hudson On March 21st, 1914, an Act was passed by the Bahamas government for the establishment of a separate Customs Department. Thus, this year marks its 90th anniversary. Prior to 1914 the Customs and Treasury Departments had been combined since an 1854 Act. In 1914 Customs became a separate department but is responsible to the Minister of Finance. The Customs Department in Nassau celebrated recently with a church service, luncheon and gospel concert. Here on Abaco the occasion was marked by a celebratory luncheon on April 2 under the banner Celebrating 90 Years of Excellent Service to the Country 1914-2004 Invited guests included guest speaker, Island Administrator Mr. Alexander Williams, retired Customs officers, business and government representatives. In his speech of welcome Superintendent of Customs, Mr. Gary Smith, said that although the Customs Department on Abaco has actually only been in existence 47 years, he felt that it was very fitting for Abaco to join in the celebrations as it is a significant contributor to the nations purse. In a short history of Customs Mr. Smith stated that the practice goes back as far as Jesus time as it tells us in the Bible that Joseph and Mary went to be taxed. In days of old people paid taxes according to what they produced and had to offer. Earliest references to a Collector of Customs in the Bahamas date back to 1696 and 1718. Also a Collector of Customs was appointedCustoms Celebrates 90 Yearsby Woodes Rogers in 1729. In his congratulatory speech Mr. Williams stated that the Customs Department on Abaco has seen phenomenal growth since its inception in 1957 and proudly occupies the large modern Port Authority building which is a far cry from the small one room building by the Union Jack dock where it began. Retired Customs Officer Mr. Freddie Albury, one of Abacos first Customs Officers, cut the celebration cake. By Jennifer Hudson Marsh Harbour was officially declared a Port of Entry in 1956. Prior to that Customs work was carried out by the Commissioner for the district who was stationed at Hope Town. The first Customs Officer to serve in Marsh Harbour was Mr. Peter Campbell. There was no office at this time so the officer conducted business from his home. Later, an office building measuring 12 feet by 13 feet was constructed on the dock located near the old Methodist Church. About this time a second Customs Officer, Mr. Harry Collins, was hired. Mr. Victor Russell also served as sub-agent. By 1965 Customs had out-grown its very small office and was moved to a new location in the government complex of that time. Customs by this time had taken on a fourth officer, Mr. Freddie Albury. Today, the Customs Department in Marsh Harbour is housed in the new modern Port Authority building and employs 20 Customs officers who oversee Sandy Point and Castaway Cay in addition to Marsh Harbour. Treasure Cay was nothing but swampland during the 1950s. A 5,000 foot airstrip was built on land just east of the present airport concurrent with the construction of the Treasure Cay Resort in 1960. After a building was erected on the old site, permission was given for this to be a port of entry and was named the Treasure Cay International Airport and made a Customs Port of Entry for aircraft. The first Customs officer at this station was Godfrey Culmer. A new 6,500 foot airstrip and a terminal building were built on Crown Land just west of the original site in 1983 to accommodate the increasing jet aircraft and passenger arrivals. Three customs officers are now stationed at Treasure Cay. Green Turtle Cay was established as a port of entry in the year 1959 and Mr. Leo Cash was appointed the first Customs officer. The number of officers at this port of entry has remained at one. Sandy Point at the southern tip of Abaco was established as a port in August 1987. The first Custom Office was located in the government administration building. This building which housed the Commissioners Office, Post Office, Police Station, Court House and jail was destroyed by fire on February 9, 1988. A new Customs office and warehouse was constructed on Queens Highway but there is no longer a resident Customs officer in Sandy Point. An officer from Marsh Harbour visits Sandy Point four times a week or at special request. One officer is also stationed at Walkers Cay and one at Spanish Cay.Bahamas Customs Department on Abaco Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W May 2004 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EDT) 2 (EDT) 3 (EDT) 4 (EDT) 5 (EDT) 6 (EDT) 7 (EDT) 8 (EDT) 9 (EDT) 10 (EDT) 11 (EDT) 12 (EDT) 13 (EDT) 14 (EDT) 15 (EDT) 16 (EDT) 17 (EDT) 18 (EDT) 19 (EDT) 20 (EDT) 21 (EDT) 22 (EDT) 23 (EDT) 24 (EDT) 25 (EDT) 26 (EDT) 27 (EDT) 28 (EDT) 29 (EDT) 30 (EDT) 31 (EDT) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 6:01a 2.7 12:13p 0.2 6:27p 2.9 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 12:50a 0.1 6:53a 2.7 12:59p 0.1 7:16p 3.2 1:42a -0.1 7:42a 2.8 1:45p -0.1 8:04p 3.4 2:33a -0.2 8:31a 2.8 2:31p -0.2 8:52p 3.5 3:23a -0.3 9:20a 2.8 3:19p -0.2 9:42p 3.5 4:14a -0.3 10:10a 2.8 4:08p -0.2 10:33p 3.5 5:07a -0.2 11:02a 2.7 5:01p -0.2 11:27p 3.3 6:02a -0.1 11:58a 2.6 5:58p -0.1 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 12:25a 3.1 7:01a 0.0 12:57p 2.5 7:00p 0.1 1:27a 2.9 8:02a 0.1 2:02p 2.4 8:08p 0.2 2:33a 2.8 9:04a 0.2 3:09p 2.4 9:19p 0.2 3:40a 2.6 10:04a 0.2 4:15p 2.5 10:28p 0.2 4:44a 2.5 10:59a 0.2 5:15p 2.6 11:32p 0.2 5:41a 2.5 11:49a 0.2 6:08p 2.8 12:28a 0.1 6:32a 2.5 12:34p 0.1 6:55p 2.9 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 1:18a 0.1 7:17a 2.5 1:15p 0.1 7:37p 3.0 2:02a 0.0 7:59a 2.5 1:54p 0.1 8:17p 3.0 2:44a 0.1 8:38a 2.4 2:32p 0.1 8:54p 3.0 3:23a 0.1 9:16a 2.4 3:09p 0.2 9:30p 3.0 4:01a 0.2 9:53a 2.4 3:45p 0.2 10:06p 2.9 4:39a 0.2 10:30a 2.4 4:22p 0.3 10:42p 2.8 5:17a 0.3 11:07a 2.3 5:01p 0.4 11:20p 2.8 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 5:55a 0.4 11:47a 2.3 5:41p 0.5 12:00a 2.7 6:36a 0.5 12:30p 2.2 6:26p 0.6 12:43a 2.6 7:19a 0.5 1:17p 2.2 7:17p 0.6 1:32a 2.5 8:05a 0.5 2:09p 2.3 8:16p 0.6 2:26a 2.5 8:54a 0.5 3:05p 2.4 9:19p 0.6 3:24a 2.5 9:45a 0.4 4:02p 2.6 10:23p 0.4 4:23a 2.5 10:37a 0.3 4:58p 2.8 11:25p 0.3 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 5:22a 2.5 11:29a 0.1 5:53p 3.0 12:24a 0.1 6:19a 2.5 12:21p 0.0 6:46p 3.3 Monthly High & Low High May 5, 9:42p 3.5 ft Low May 5, 3:23a -0.3 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows by Nobeltec Corporation. (503) 579-1414 www.tides.com The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool Conch Crawl restaurant and bar Dive Abaco! SCUBA / Snorkle CenterThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: moorings_conchinn@oii.net www.moorings.comCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. Were waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel May 2004 The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbours premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel station Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. 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Page 30 The Abaconian April 15, 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 53 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Grass10 hse + 366-0290 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key43 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 K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Repairs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury, Owner/Manager By Jennifer Hudson Rex Major, Pastor Emeritus of Grace Gospel Chapel in Nassau, was in Marsh Harbour recently meeting with several church leaders to plan for the upcoming celebration of the 50th anniversary of his conversion to Christianity. Mr. Major took up residence in Marsh Harbour at the age of seventeen years when he became Head Master of the Marsh Harbour Public School in August of 1953. Although his tenure on Abaco lasted only three years, from 1953 to 1956, Mr. Major remembers his time in Marsh Harbour vividly as that is where the great historic events of his life took place, and it was the starting place for his Christian pilgrimage. Capt. Leonard Thompson was responsible for bringing Mr. Major to Abaco. Capt. On arrival Mr. Major found the whole community of Marsh Harbour out on the dock to meet him. Mr. Major accepted the position and spent three very happy years working in the school where he won the respect of both students and parents. He was assisted in the school of approximately 65 students by two monitors, Miss Rosemary Moss, now Mrs. Williams, who is presently teaching in Nassau, and Mr. Marshall Albury, who still resides in Marsh Harbour, both of whom rose to become student teachers. Although Mr. Major had a passion for teaching, he also had a passion for preaching. After awhile he sensed Ready Mix ConcretePrices start at $110 yd. Free Delivery*Rock $29 ton (Imported)Sand $31 ton (Imported)AbacoBlockConcreteand*Delivery from Treasure Cay to Bahama Palm ShoresVisit our modern facility on the Murphy Town water front beside Parkers LandingCall us today for quotes Ph: 367-2891 Fax 367-2892 3/4 and pea rockPastor Rex Major Plans Abaco CelebrationPastor Rex Major accepted the post of Head Teacher at the Marsh Harbour All Age School when he was 17 years old. He is shown at right in the door of the school with his two student teachers, Ms. Rosemary Moss and Mr. Marshall Albury. God calling him away from teaching. He put it this way, I was a professional teacher but a called preacher. So he gave up his dream of becoming the first Bahamian Director of Education. At the time of Mr. Majors stay in Marsh Harbour there were three churches: Bible Truth Hall, the Methodist Church and Faith Mission. A Mennonite missionary from Pennsylvania, Mr. Lehman Longenecker, invited him to services at Faith Mission. There Mr. Major responded to the call of the Lord and gave his life to Christ. Just two weeks after his conversion experience, he preached his first sermon and soon became leader of the multi-denominational group. He also used to lead open air services under the fig tree in Murphy Town and his preaching has continued uninterrupted since then. It is his desire to return to Marsh Harbour for a special Outreach Ministry to mark the 50th anniversary of his conversion. Plans are under way for Gospel Proclamation meetings on May 24 30th at the Central Abaco Primary School. Other events planned throughout the month of May are include an all night prayer vigil, a workshop for those 12-25 years, an outreach prayer breakfast, an outreach for ladies luncheon and morning assemblies for all the schools in the area. Many of the church ministers in the Marsh Harbour area are assisting Pastor Major in this Outreach Ministry. Rex Majors students still remember and speak of his impact on their lives. He hopes to plan a student reunion of fun, fellowship and faith during the month of November.

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 31 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 Guana...........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 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cass Carts........................................365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless noted Albury s Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 (M-F) 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm2 4 5:45 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 (M-Sat)1:30 pm 3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45 am10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 (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.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 Blue Water Grill............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................365-5175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............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 5Mar2004

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Page 32 The Abaconian April 15, 2004COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2004 IN THE SUPREME COURT FPOCLE/gen/53 BETWEENABACO BIG BIRD POULTRY FARM (BAHAMAS) LIMITED Plaintiff vs. ROOSEVELT PINDER (also known as Rudy Pinder) Defendant ORDER Before the Honourable Mr Justice S tephen IsaacsUPON HEARING Mr. Charles W. Mackay Counsel for the Plaintiff. AND UPON READING the Affidavits of Caroljean Lowe, Kandy Pinder, Lance Pinder, Josue Altidor, Moise Toussaint and Rubin Fravil. AND UPON the said Plaintiff by their Counsel undertaking to abide by any order that the Court may make as to damages in case this Court shall hereafter be of the opinion. that the Defendant shall have sustained any by reason of this Order which the Plaintiff ought to pay;IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:-1. That the Defendant whether by himself or by his servants or agents or otherwise howsoever be restrained from entering upon or remaining on any portion of the Plaintiff premises where its poultry and agricultural products are stored and also the business offices of the Plaintiff until after the trial of this matter or until further order.BY ORDER OF THE COURT REGISTRAR The funeral for Stanford Adderley, 51, of Dundas Town was held at the Chruch of Christ in Marsh Harbour on April 3. Bro. Andrew Major officiated assisted by Br. Jason Quashie. Interment was in the Marsh Harbour Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Eva Adderley; daughters Josefina Curry, Katrina Adderley and Shanita Wallace; grandchildren Lyndeisha Curry, Keranique Wallace and Lorenz Carter; brother Clifford Adderley; sisters Lilla Strachan, Bernice Brown and Estelle McIntosh; uncle James Curry; aunts Jenny Reckley, Rebecca Simms, Joyce Curry and Dorothy Adderley; son-in-law Lynden Curry; sisters-in-law Marina Adderley, Veronica Turasz and Lisa Romero; brothers-in-law Wilson McIntosh, Juan Ernesto Turasz, Sebastian and Horacio Romera; nephews Roderick, Alphonzo, Phillip and Herbert Strachan, Kermy Brown, Neil, Eltoro, Dwayne and Cedric Adderley, Shannon Dames, Nicholas and Eric Turasz, Joshka and Didier Romero; nieces Greta Culmer, Ruby Rolle, Courtney Chandler, Melody McWilliams, Malena Scott, Leitheria Dames, Serena Brown, Patrice Hyler, Nikita Rankin, Gelesia Adderley; grand nephews; grandnieces and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for two men from Crown Haven who died together in a tragic boating accident was a combined service held in Nassau on April 4. Interment was in Nassau. Derek Bodie 34, of Crown Haven is survived by his mother Winnifred Chase; son Derek Bodie; daughters Samone and Dereca Bodie; stepdaughter Deandre Bodie; grandmother Virginia Paul; brothers Desmond Demeritte, and Lenord Chase, Talbot Johnson and Robert Taylor; sisters April Johnson, Telbertha Johnson and Shekeria Taylor; aunts Ellen and Manerva Bodie, Sylvia Paul, Rosemary Adderley, Caroline, Mary, Fredricka and Sylvia Paul; uncles William and Randall Paul, Rufus and Labon Bodie and Berrington Adderley and many other relatives and friends. Deren Nigger Sears, 31 of Crown Haven is survived by his mother Winnifred Chase; father Daniel Sears; stepmother Crystal Sears; son Deren Sears Jr., daughters Derenique, Danea, Lark and Destiny; brothers Brian, Daniel Jr., Desmond, Demetrie and Lenord Chase, Talbot Johnson and Robert Taylor; sisters April and Tabertha Johnson, Shereka Taylor, Denneta, Danyelle and Christina Sears; grandmothers Virginia Paul and Maggie Sears; uncles Sidney, Michael, Larry, Tyrone, Dale and John Sears, Berrington Adderley Sr., William and Randall Paul; aunts Jannette Sears; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Simeon James Edgecombe, 64, formerly of Coopers Town was held in Freeport on April 10. Interment was also on Grand Bahama. He is survived by his sons Simeon Jr. and Stephen Edgecombe, brothers and their wives Marcus, Cetis and Monica, George and Rose, Anthony and Delores Edgecombe; sisters Louise Crumbie and Kathleen Garvey; aunts Peggy Adderley, Joyce Smith, Lolitha Sawyer and Emmaline Butler; nephews Leonard, Matthew, Daniel, Samuel and Eric Edgecombe, Prescott Green, Patrick Taylor, Kevin Johnston, Philip and Mark Crumbie, Philip Cetis Jr., James and Jacob Edgecombe, Sharon and Michael Garvey and Dave Edgecombe; nieces Eva Adderley, Brenda Bain, Esther Newton, Mary Edgecombe, Evelyn BurAbaco 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 rows, Louise McCartney, Elizabeth Russell, Rebecca and Rose Edgecombe, Kelly Russell, Michelle Crumbie, Deborah, Sharlene and Aloah Garvey, Sandra Laing, Evelyn Nesbitt, Juliette Thomas, Joannie and Julie Edgecombe, Lucretia and Parcretia, Grant and Anthonice Edgecombe; and many other relatives and friends.Obituaries of Family and Friends Island Power Solutions Life as it is should not stop when there is a power loss. Generators from 6 to 600kw Special Model 600GMAX 6kw Price:$6995(Delivered) Contact Steve Pedican Ph: 359-6411 or 365-8770Need an alternate Power Source? Dont Drink and Drive We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to everyone that supported us by purchasing dinner tickets in aid of the tragic loss of our house and all those who shared their concerns. Thanks for all your prayers and thoughts. Special thanks to the community of Spring City which went over and beyond, some with their time and others with donations, Chad Sawyer and the Price Right family who did not hesitate for a second to help us get back on our feet. Marco a/c for their generous donation, last but not least the volunteer fire department that works so hard to protect us all. Andrew Evans & Family Thanks EveryoneTHANK YOU AND MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU ALL!

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 33 P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020For Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) April 16, 2004 Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner April 17, 2004 Ms. Sonya Artwell Ultra Sound Tech April 17, 2004 Dr. May Hestmo Hand and Orthopedic Surgeon April 17, 2004 Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist April 19, 2004 Ms. Kim Scriven Audiology Hearing aids, hearing testing April 21, 2004 Dr. Gregory Neil Plastic Surgeon April 24, 2004 Dr. Charles Johnson Ears, Nose, Throat April 29, 2004 Dr. Francis Biney Ear, Nose, Throat Every week Monday, Wednesday, Friday Mr. Christopher R. Monize Physical Therapist Every week Friday 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!$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 ESTATES 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. $370,000 Bahama Sunset Canal front two storey CBS home with 141 ft. water frontage with dock. Upper level has livingdiningkitchen den with mater suite and large covered deck. Downstairs 1 bed/ 1 bath/ living also large garage/ workshop. Unique property with fantastic sunset view as well as sunrise ocean view. $950,000Treasure 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 http://www.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, no slip$260,000 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 Brigantine Villas Ocean front, private, 2 bed / 2 bath $280,000 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 2bed / 2 bath octagonal houses Front row Unit #1$425,000 Garden/ocean Unit #4$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 Point of View 3 bed/ 2 1/2 bath CBS split level open concept home with cathedral ceilings and skylights. Lower level including living/ dining/ kitchen/ den and master bedroom suite accesses large ocean-side deck with Beach Beach and more Beach. Upstairs bedrooms each with own entry and sun deck. $1722,000 VACANT LOTS AVALABLE Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. 1 acre+/-$813,000 Windward Beach / Oceanfront beginning at $150,000 Canal Frontbeginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interiorbeginning at $25,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLDThe Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of AbacoKick Back and Relax in Abaco! We now represent a superb selection of Vacation Condominiums in The Regattas. Beautifully and fully furnished, all amenities. Close to restaurants and nightlife! Weekly and monthly rentals. Please call for information.Tel. 242.367.3262 FAX. 242.367.3260 Royal Harbour Village Bay Street, Marsh Harbour www.bahamasrealty.bs Email. abaco@bahamasrealty.bs Good-ByeBy Isobel Sherman St. Frances de Sales Church in Marsh Harbour, St. Mary and Andrew Church in Treasure Cay and the churches in Man-OWar and Hope Town said farewell on Easter Sunday to Father Ramon Saavedra. He has been serving the Catholic Churches on Abaco for the past 16 months. He came to Abaco from his home in the Philippines. Father Ramon will be taking up duties as a Chaplain at a Veterans Hospital in New York. Church News Drive SafelyDont Be Abacos First 2004 Traffic Fatality

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Page 34 The Abaconian April 15, 2004 P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Phone: (242) 365-8061 Fax: ( 242) 365-8061Serving Abaco for 36 YEARS Canal Lots Beach Homes Condominiums Villas Apartments Ocean Front Lots Abacos Oldest, Most Experienced Broker SPECIALTREASURE CAY4 bedroom home on Ocean Blvd. Price $1,200,000 GrossRemember, if you lived here youd be home now!Crossing Rocks Area156 Acres Ripe for DevelopmentCall today to find what you are looking for William Bill Hertz Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 on his graduation from Warner Southern College in Lake Wales, Florida, on January 17, 2004. Johan graduated Magna Cum Laude (3.8+ GPA) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in organizational Manaagement and Finance. Love Mom & DadCongratulationsto Johan Dam Employees of Royal Bank of Canada in Marsh Harbour raised money to buy supplies for Sybils House in Dundas Town which included blankets, pillows and sanitary items. Sybils House cares for elderly who can no longer care for themselves. Mr. James Williams, owner and manager of Sybils House, gratefully accepted the supplies. Shown above are the bank employees who took the supplies. They are, left to right, Ms. Charmaine Bootle, Ms. Charlotte Swain, Mr. Willismas and Ms. Patty Bodie. Behind is Mr. Travis Spicer. Sybils House Benefits from Donation Advertise in The Abaconian Diabetes Specialist Visits Auskell ClinicBy Jennifer Hudson Dr. Bernard Rolle, General Practitioner with a specialty in diabetes, will be visiting the Auskell Medical Clinic twice per month. Dr. Rolle is in private practice in Nassau but some Abaconians may remember him from his medical visits to Abaco ten years ago. He studied at the University of the West Indies and is a member of the Medical Association of the Bahamas and the Diabetic Association of the Bahamas. Dr. Rolle is concerned about the very high prevalence of diabetes, obesity (which is a precursor of diabetes) and high blood pressure. All three of these most often go together, he says. Although the prevalence of these problems has previously been with older people, he is now seeing many young people in their 20s weighing 200 to 300 pounds and with serious problems related to their obesity. People do not take high blood pressure or diabetes seriously enough, says Dr. Rolle. This can lead to kidney failure and the very costly need for dialysis. His advice to anyone who is overweight is to diet and exercise. For those with a family history of diabetes, Dr. Rolle suggests that they should have their blood sugar regularly monitored as they are in the high risk category. Also, he recommends regular blood pressure checks, especially as people get older, and cholesterol checks once a year for all people. To Keep up with All the News of the Island Subscribe to The Abaconian Drive SafelyWatch for School Children 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 web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.com 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 Guana Cay 1075 BEST PRICED beach lot on Guana. 10,000 sq. ft. lot on oceanfront beach. Also a set of plans available for the lot by special oceanfront architect. Call Now $139,900 Coral Point #1007 3/2 home poured to belt on 40' ridge overlooking the sea. 140'+ of waterfront and over 1.5 acres of land. Finish your dream home. Tilloo Cay #1021 Two adjacent parcels with good draft just offshore and excellent elevations. Call for details.BEST BUYS IN ABACOScotland Cay Two adjacent hill top lots close to the marina and airstrip with amazing ocean views. $135,000 and $175,000 Boat slips are currently available in the marina to homeowners. Guana Cay #1019 Two adjacent cottages each with 2/1.5 on two floors. Close to beach and harbour. Ideal rental homes. $200,000 each or $347,000 for both. Guana Cay #1073 MOTIVATED AND JUST REDUCED 2/1 cottage in the settlement close to beach and harbour. Ideal location in this picturesque town. $169,900 Treasure Cay #1076 Golf course lot overlooking 18th Tee and fairway. Private area and close to beach. $25,000 GREAT BUY ( photo or this lot attached as Treasure Cay 008) Little Harbour #1086 NEW LISTING Endless ocean views from this modern two story home offering 2/2 with office, large game room with bar, open and covered patios, back up generator, beach and dock access. Great price at $564,000

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 35 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 lo cation. 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 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 Leisure Lee Two adjacent lots, one on the sea of Abaco, one on a canal. Call for details. 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 # 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! $955,000SOLD Yellowwood Vacant lot approx 125 X 150, close to Cherokee Sound and Little Harbour $23,500 Casuarina Point vacant lot available in growing community, close to beach, reduced to fantastic price $15,900 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. $99,900 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. $165,000 Fire Road North Abaco Starter home for sale, 1 bed, 1 bath, views of the sea. $30,000 Bahama Palm Shores vacant lot with foundation on it for 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house. House plans available. Great for starter home. $35,000 Sand Banks Several vacant lots available approx. 1 acre, some waterfront, some interior with elevations. Motivated seller. Call today for prices. Orchid Bay Guana Cay Gorgeous bay front lots available in lovely new development. Development features pool, tennis courts, marina and restaurant on property. Call for prices. Orchid Bay Guana Cay Charming waterfront cottages with 2b/2b, features private dock and amenities of Orchid Bay. Features beautiful view of the Sea of Abaco. $732,250 Hope Town Three story island home with 3bed/ 3 bath in North End. Features walk-in closet, open living and dining area, only three years old and well-kept. $650,000 Casuarina Point #5136 Vacant beach front lot in a growing community, features 80'+ on the beach and runs 145'+ deep. UNDER CONTRACT. Treasure Cay #1195 These lots are going fast. Only four of the best priced canal lots still available. Situated on Treasure Cay canal with views of the Sea of Abaco. Marsh Harbour #0233 Royal Harbour,18,000 sq. ft. of vacant property on the harbour front. Features a private boat basin with a dock. SOLD

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Page 36 The Abaconian April 15, 2004 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. Fenced-in with electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet. $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 359-6658 Office space available for rent in Western Auto building. Call Johnny Pinder at 367-2442 for details.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 242-367-3677BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Houses and Apartments For RentClassified Advertisements Buying? Selling?Need Qualified Help? A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 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 Marsh Harbour, single bedroom, fully furnished, washer / dryer. $600 month. Call 3673190 after 5 Your AdCould Be Here Call 367-3202Repairing: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 Horizontal storage tanks Cone bottom Pick-up truck tanksLow profile tanks Vertical tanks POLYETHYLENE TANKS Also: pumps, bladders, softeners, RO systems, desalinators, DI systems, filters, etc. . Resilient Wont crack UV stabilized Better than F G No bad smell No bad taste Inexpensive Ships easily Many sizes Many Shapes Lots in stock Bulkhead fittings installed Distributors wantedADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INC. Indian Harbour Beach, FL Ph: 407-777-4909 Fax 407-773-8338 E-mail: info@advancedwater.com For prices call or E-mail NOW 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.bsFund Rasing Was a SuccessThe Abaco Youth in Action Fund Raiser on April 3 was a tremendous success and very well supported by the children in the program and their parents and guardians. All 11 teams got a chance to perform for their fans and families and gave us exciting games. The Pee Wee League, Girls League, Sports NewsMini League and Junior League players were all well behavior as usual. There was a Free Throw and Three Point Shooting Contest for the parents and guardians and each had over ten competitors. The winners were Free Throw Contest Telesa Scott Three Point Contest Quinton Bastian, Sr. They both won brand new basketballs. Special thanks to all the parents and guardians, to Tony Davis and A&K Liquors, Silbert Mills and Abaco Pizza and Chief Councilor Cay Mills. Abaco Youth in Action held a fund raising evening of basketball on April 8 inviting parents and friends to watch the young people compete. Abaco Youth in Action is organized by volunteers to teach youth organized sports: soccer, basketball and softball. The basketball season will end on April 30 with Championship games to be held in Dundas Town. The basketball court in Marsh Harbour beside the Department of Educations Resource Center came to life on April 2 with an inaugural basketball game on the renovated court. Mr. Cay Mills, Chief Councillor of the Central Abaco District, spearheaded and coordinated the renovations. Resident adults and teenagers of the adjoining Mud and Pigeon Pea communities donated hours of labour in the renovations. Others who assisted Mr. Mills included the management of BEC, Mr. Knowles and Mr. Beneby, who provided the lights and manpower to install them. A timekeepers clock, basket hoops and other items were donated by Mr. Willard Simmons and Mr. W. D. Willert, both second homeowners in the area. Sean Murray assisted with the electrical work. Max and Jeffrey Victor organized the players who contributed their time to bring the court up to playing standards. The players call the court Jungle Arena.

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 37 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 Eight Mile Beach, 15 acres, 21 miles south of Marsh Harbour, 193 on beach, 60 elevation. Call 365-6035 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 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE Houses and Land For SaleClassified Advertisements 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 New! Great location, perfect condtion, excellent price, Bahama Palm Shores beauty, first time listed, must see. Direct beach front 2/2 1/2 with garage and studio. $459,900 Superior location in town, Cove Estates rarity. On two lots, immaculate home with large terrace, big living and dining rooms, eat-in kitchen, all new appliances. $373,500 Bright, beautiful and best view at Regattas Pool, courts, beach, walk to everything. 2/2 with w/d and furnished terrace. High-end kitchen and baths. $265,000 Commercial building in Marsh Harbour. 3,912 square feet, fully occupied by retail, office, large fabrication shop & restaurant. #1 location and good parking. $517,200 Marvellous home, impeccably maintained, high elevation and glorious Sea of Abaco views. Convenient, peaceful,3/2 with huge deck, a/c. Great Cistern Cay $276,000 Also: Guana Cay, Treasure Cay, Royal Harbour, Elbow Cay, Coral Point 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 Man-O-War Real EstateMan-O-War Cay, Abaco Ph: 242-365-6178 365-6090 Fax: 242-365-6159 For Sale: Marys Hideaway three bedrooms, two anda a half baths, dining room, kitchen, porch overlooking beautiful Man-OWar harbour. For more information contact Haziel Albury. Price: $495,000 For Sale: House located on Dickies Cay on Man-O-Wars well protected main habour across from Alburys Harbour Store and Edwins Boat Yard No. 1. House fully furnished three bedrooms, three baths, dining area, kitchen, sitting area with access to balcony, air conditioning and much, much more. Dock is lighted with running water, boat ramp, 10,000 pound boat lift with covered top. Ten by ten shed at the end of the dock. Much more could be said about this brand new house and dock facility. So please call Haziel Albury. 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 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 Lubbers Seaside house on 1+ acre.2 A/C bedrooms, Nicely furnished, Very private. Upper level with great views. Includes rental business. 970-667-8160, www.poincianna.com Marsh Harbour 3 bed/2bath furnished home. Large yard w/fruit trees. $250,000. Call 3675503 or 357-6561 Marsh Harbour centally located triplex apartment. Fully furnished, enclosed property. Asking $185,000. Call Mrs. Scott at 367-5844 or 367-2957 9 am-5 pm 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 Turtle Rocks 40 acres $8000 per acre. 910686-9612 Sea Grape RealtyVictor R. Patterson Memorial Plaza P.O. Box AB 20123 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2749 E-mail: seagraperealty@hotmail.com Elbow Cay: Lot with magnificient view of Atlantic Ocean and less than 400 feet from beach with access! Paved road and utilities. $95,000 Lot on Centerline Road, 100 x 100. Good title. $65,000. Zoned commercial Lot with ocean view near Little Point. $65,000 Marsh Harbour: Hillside lot with magnificent views! $72,000 Lubbers Quarters: Acre-sized lot with private dock slip! Priced to move at $65,000 Hillside acre with private dock slip and utilities. $145,000 Tilloo Cay: Shore to shore strip with good elevation. 2 1/2 acres. $225,000 Guana Cay 3 bed / 2 bath with rental guest apartment. Call 242-365-5113 or e-mail fsands02@hotmail.com Little Harbour beautiful ocean view, 2 story, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, living & dining room, large game room with wet bar, ceramic tile and carpet, 3 large decks including 1 screened, central air, UV water purification system, electricity to home, plus 12.5 KW back-up generator. $499,900. Call 242-366-3515 or 477-5198 All buildings are Red Iron, bolt-up kits in 26 gauge galv. that include engineered drawings and come in all sizes. Local building codes may cause prices to vary. Pricing FOB Factory. Multiple Panels and Colors Heavy-duty Red Iron Frame Multiple Configurations Customized Accents Easy Build-it-Yourself Construction 20-Year Mill Backed Warranty Fast, Quick & Easy Delivery From Manufacturing Facilities Nationwide Maintenance Free Fire Resistant Heavy Wind Loads Factory Savings 100% Useable Space1-972-267-9200Speed Quality Value Students are presently experimenting with monograms and most results were way past average. This was unexpected for those students. It is said that very soon the jewelry making process will begin. The students are proud of their work and hope that they can touch lives with their art work. These young artists are encouraged to work harder under their theme Draw Your Arts Desire .National Track and Field ChampionshipsBy Isobel Sherman Eight members of the Abaco Central High School tack team traveled with their coach, Mrs. Elva Davis, to Nassau on March 24 for the National Track and Field Secondary Championships. This young energetic team has been training since SepSchoolFrom Page 15 tember. Members of the team are Nadaige Dumercy, Rosena Jonnasaint, Brandy Charz Wallace, Kevin Altidor, Traz Nixon, Javaughn Cambridge, Colyn Swain and Kareem Parker. Coach Davis was more than pleased with the results. In the under 20 boys Kareen Parker made it to the finals of the 200 metre. Coach Davis said that in the under 20 boys Colyn Swain did well in the 1500 metre considering he had only been training since December. Javaughn Cambridge came 5th in the finals of the under 20 boys high jump and Kevin Altidor in the under 15 boys made it to the semi finals of the 1500 metre race. Traz Nixon won a silver medal in the boys under 15 100 metre and came 4th in the finals of the 200 metres. Nadaige Dumercy won a bronze medal in boys under 15 1500 metre and made it to the final eight in the long jump. Rosena Jonanasaint made it to the under 15 finals in the 400 metre and the finals of the long jump. Brandy Charz Wallace made it to the semi finals of the 1500 metre. Coach Davis was extremely pleased with her teams performance. She stated that they will keep on training and as they get more and more exposure at different meets they will be bringing back medals. Recycle Aluminum CansBins Located at Abaco Shopping Centre & Sea Star Car Rental

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BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs 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. ABACO ESTATE SERVICES REAL ESTATE SALES Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco TEL: 242-365-8752 E-mail: info@abacoestateservices.com Sales Team of Ed & Cindy NewellPlease contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco. TREASURE CAY:"Tigh-Na-Mara": Classic fully furnished 7 bedroom, 7.5 bath beachfront home, 3 storeys, 7,400 sq. ft. Pool and chipping green. Spectacular ocean views. O Offered at $ $1,550,000. Residential Lot: Near beach & just one block from prestigious Ocean Blvd. $ $20,000.BAHAMA PALM SHORES: "Seclusion": Newly built superior quality 1,820 sq. ft. home, tastefully furnished, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, garage, central A/C, outdoor Jacuzzi, many extras, close to beach. $ $339,000. LEISURE LEE:"Beach Reach": 2,030 sq, ft. beachfront 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Fully furnished,tastefully decorated. Immaculately maintained, panoramic sea views, many extras. O Offered at $699,000. Canalfront Home: 1,400 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, at end of finger canal, fully furnished, ceramic tiled, central A/C, Canal seawall and dock installed, close to sandy beach. $ $358,000. Canal Lot: Prime lot with 90 ft. canal frontage on deep water canal. ( (Under Contract) $86,000. Canal Lot: Choice canal lot, fully sea-walled, dock, boat lift and utilities installed $ $145,000. GREAT GUANA CAY:"Guana Ridge House": 6 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,400 sq. ft. finely crafted home includes separate full apartment, double garage, deeded access to private dock. $ $699,000. LUBBERS QUARTERS:Residential Lots: 2 adjacent residential lots over 10,000 sq. ft each, with sea views, 200 ft. from water, facing due west in Abaco Ocean Club on southern end of Lubbers Quarters. Price Upon Request Members Bahamas Real Estate Association www.abacoestateservices.com We Exceed Client Expectations! Coconut Trees Are Being DestroyedMore that 40 years ago Owanta Gottlieb planted coconut trees on her property in Marsh Harbour. The trees are now tall, majestic trees bearing bruit and adding greatly to the landscape. The trees are Mayalasian Coconuts which are resistant to Lethal Yellow Disease which has killed thousands of palm trees worldwide. However, recently the trees are being destroyed, cut down with a machete or chainsaw. This wanton destruction is very upsetting to the family who wants to preserve the coconut grove. They are offering a $500 reward to anyone leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. Please call 367-3120 if you have information. Bahamas White Marlin Open Fishing Tournament will take place on April 21 through 24 at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina in Marsh Harbour. Hatteras Yachts will be the title sponsor for this inaugural all release tournament. The White Marlin Open will be fished with 30-pound test line and utilize Release Affidavits and digital images to validate all releases. Each validated white marlin release will be worth 200 points. Validated blue marlin releases will receive 100 points and sailfish will count for 50 points. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams based upon total points for released billfish. A separate Fun Fish Division will recognize the largest dolphin, tuna and wahoo caught during the three days of fishing. Minimum weight for the Fun Fish species is 25 pounds. According to tournament organizer, Al Behrendt, Over the past four years, we have seen a substantial increase in the number of white marlin being caught and released during the month of April in the waters adjacent to Abacos barrier islands. The white marlin activity has been such that several anglers and crewmembers fishing the Bahamas Billfish Championship series suggested having a white marlin tournament prior to the start of the 2004 BBC series. As a result, we now have the inaugural Bahamas White Marlin Open. The tournaments organizers said that the reason for using Open in the tournaments name is to invite participation from the many boats visiting the Bahamas. Hatteras Yachts is making certain that all anglers and crewmembers will enjoy an abundance of good food, libation and camaraderie during the four-day event. Abaco Beach Resort will have special package rates for the smaller boats that require slip and room accommodations during the tournament. The Bahamas White Marlin Open will be limited to a maximum of fifty teams.Bahamas White Marlin Tournament Is Set for April

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April 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 39 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. 96 Nissan Extended Cab, automatic, A/C. $9000 ONO 23 Seacraft 86, center console, 200 HP Yamaha, Bimini top, GPS, depth finder. $13,000 ONO Call 365-8895 after 3 p.m. 98 Toyota Windom right hand drive. $17,700. Contact Mitzi 367-2030 2000 Pontiac Montana van, beautiful condition, red, new tires, A/C front and back. 3658188 Two 2003 SeaDoo GTI LE Waverunners. Brand new, never used, still in crates. Duty already paid. $7,500 each or $14,000 both. Can be seen in Marsh Harbour. (413) 467-1057 23 Seacraft Sportfish 225 Merc, view at Lighthouse Marina $18,500 OBO Call 367-3596 25.5 Tiera Pursuit, 1998, twin 1998 Suzuki 200 HP outboards, 200 hrs., outriggers. DUTY PAID $24,000 366-3129 or 366-0265 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 54 Shrimp Trawler, twin screw with 2 671 Detroit diesel main engines. 110/220 10 KW Kabota diesel power plant. Full electronics, computer, GPS navagation system, 4 500 gallon fiberglass fuel tanks, 350 gallon stainless steel fresh water tank plus many other features. Call and ask for Jack 912-832-5153 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 5 pc. bedroom suite, 1 year old, like new. $3200 negotiable. 367-2347 after 5 p.m. Fly rod, 9, #8, Thomas & Thomas, w/ Ross reel w/ accessories. Cost $500. Used once. Best offer. Call 365-6433 Waitresses to work 1st and 2nd shift, bar tender to work 1st and 2nd shift, front desk clerk full and part time, flexible hours. 366-0065 or 366-0359 Nature Tour Guide Wanted to lead kayak and biking tours. Abaco Outback will train. Minimum 21 years old, must have valid drivers license and good water skills. Call 3675358 for application. Looking for a skillful gardener, a very enthusiastic person. After 5 p.m. 365-0472 Kemps Private Maid Service is now taking applications from private home owners and all businesses. Call 554-9905 and ask for Teresa. Ms. Kemp 367-2158 Housekeeping Dock Building Equipment in Marsh Harbour 1 16' X 40' Sectional Steel Barge (built in 1999) with Heavy Duty Sterling Mirader Drill Rig (24' Dig Depth) powered by a Detroit diesel engine. 6 Ton Hiab knuckle boom crane with winch, powered by Detroit diesel engine. 2 25' steel spuds. 1 20' X 40' Sectional Steel Barge (built in 1999) with 12 Ton Bantam Crawler Crane powered by Detroit diesel engine. Utility trailer with misc. tools. 2 25' Steel spuds. 1 26' Aluminum push boat with 115 HP Mercury engine. 1 6' X 16' floating work platform with aluminum spuds and pressure water pump. All Duty Paid. Asking $90,000. Will not sell separately. Serious enquires only. Contact Bill Thompson 242-367-2719 13 KW Lister diesel electric generating set. Low hours since major overhaul. Asking $5800 Ph. 357-6772 COMMERCIAL SERVICES JOB OPPORTUNITIES BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SERVICES Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats 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 SUPPLY DEPOTHotel, Restaurant & Commercial Supplies Over 1000 Items in Stock Blue Warehouse on S.C. Bootle Hwy. Ph:/Fax: (242) 367-2128 Abaco Electric Motor & Generator RepairsWe guarantee service, price & your satisfactionRewind, Rebuild, Repair HP 200 HP All Types of Electric Motors Electric Pumps, Generators, Power Tools Air Compressor Repairs Sonith Lockhart 367-3273 Forest Drive, Dundas Town AWS Abacom Wireless SystemCoconut TelegraphsDiesel Mechanic Wireless Internet Provider Mechanical/Electrical and Minor Boat Repairs Rohan SpicerP.O. Box AB 20078, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Mobile: 242-554-8188 Work: 242-367-3760 E-mail: bigboyzhome@hotmail.com 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. MERCHANDISE FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsDon MacKay Blvd. near Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs BUSINESSES FOR SALE________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantFinancial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training Specializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207Consul gas fridge clean, excellent condition. 24 x 24 x 56. Top freezer. $250. Call 5549397 Recorking Studio Equipment 24/48 Berringer Eurodesk, delay, compressor, etc. Call 366-3509 18,000 BYU wall air conditioner, two years old, business required a larger unit. $300 Call 367-3202 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE TEL: 242-365-8752 E-mail: info@abacoestateservices.comr TREASURE CAY:"Tigh-Na-Mara": Offered at$1,550,000. Residential Lot: $20,000 .BAHAMA PALM SHORES: "Seclusion": $339,000. LEISURE LEE:"Beach Reach": Offered at $699,000. Canalfront Home: $358,000. Canal Lot: (Under Contract) $86,000. Canal Lot: $145,000. GREAT GUANA CAY:"Guana Ridge House": $699,000. LUBBERS QUARTERS:Residential Lots: Price Upon Request ewww.abacoestateservices.com The original Methodist Church building at Marsh Harbour will be featured on a postage stamp as part of the collection of stamps to commemorate the 300th birth anniversary of Rev. John Wesley, founder of the Wesleyan Revival and organizer and preacher of the Methodist Church. Methodism was established on Abaco in the early 1800s. Methodist pioneers in The Bahamas, both Mr. Joseph Paul and Mr. Anthony Wallace and their families, have historical ties to the island of Abaco. Joseph Paul, who is credited with bringing Methodism to The Bahamas, came first to Abaco from New York in 1783. After the unsuccessful attempt to establish Carlton in North Abaco, Mr. Paul, a free black man and his family, went to Nassau. Mr. Anthony Wallace, who worked with Joseph Paul and others in establishing the first Methodist Church in Nassau and then connecting The Bahamas with the British Methodist, apparently came to Abaco to live in the early 1830s. Mr. Wallace, also a free black man, became the owner of an estate and much acreage on Abaco. Methodism has been active in Marsh Harbour for over 160 years. Family historians can trace their roots on Abaco through the baptismal records of the Methodist Church. The Archers and Alburys are among prominent Marsh Harbour families. In Marsh Harbour both blacks and whites worshiped and were baptized in the Methodist Church. Many outstanding Abaconians and persons from Marsh Harbour who are world citizens have their roots and nurture in the Methodist Church. The former Methodist Church which was located at the port of entry served in a time of emergency as the local public school. The Methodist Church then, as most churches did, was the hub of most community activities. In addition to worship services there were funerals, weddings, dramatic productions, missionary services and auctions. At the upper level of the church Dr. Evans Cottman kept his medical office. The postage stamp is made from a picture taken by Mr. Jack Lowe in the early 1950s.Postage Stamp Commemorates Methodism Hints for Helping Our Environment Be extremely careful when burning trash and bush. Do NOT leave fire unattended. Friends of the Environment Presents

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