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VOLUME 12, NUMBER 11, JUNE 1st, 2004 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction By Jennifer Hudson What was to have been a relaxing holiday in Abaco for two families at their homes on Man-O-War Cay ended in tragedy before it even began. At approximately 4 p.m. on May 27 a private Cessna Centurion plane carrying five people from Fort Pierce, Florida, crashed into the pine woods about fifteen hundred feet from the western end of the runway at Marsh Harbour International Airport. Aboard the small plane were Ron Riefsteck and his wife Patricia from Virginia, who are long time second home owners on Man-O-War Cay and Shannon and Brian Kronemeyer from Michigan, who recently purchased a home on ManO-War Cay. Mrs. Kronemeyer was reported to be pregnant and the couple have a young son who was not traveling with them. The fifth person was a friend, John. The plane left Fort Pierce at 3 p.m. and would have been scheduled to arrive in Marsh Harbour shortly after 4 p.m. At about 4:45 p.m. Shannon Wong was bringing in an Abaco Air flight for landing when he spotted a man lying on the verge at the end of the runway. It was discovered that this was the brother of the pilot and he was ablePlane Crash Claims Three LivesSingle Engine Plane Crashes 1000 feet off Runway Please see Crash Page 20 The wreakage of a six-passenger Cessna Centurion was the site of a tragedy on May 27 resulting in the death of three visitors t o Abaco. Two people survived and were airlifted to Nassau for medical attention. The two survivors were able to get out of the pl ane while in this position but the plane had to be turned before rescuers could remove the bodies which were in the front passenger seats. The five people were on their way to Man-O-War for the holiday weekend. See additional photos on page 20Bins Will Carry Elbow Cay Garbage to Mainland Anglican Women Meet HereBy Jennifer Hudson More than 400 Anglican churchwomen from all islands of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands arrived in Marsh Harbour on May 15th for their annual Council meeting. They were hosted by approximately 100 Anglican churchwomen of Abaco for this important conference in the life of the Anglican Church. A different location is selected for this event each year and it was last held on Abaco in 1992. Anglican women marched in Marsh Harbour on May 16 bearing the banners from their respective churches. They meet annually in various locations. The last time they met on Abaco was 1992. They enjoyed their time on Abaco, visiting Treasure Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Hope Town along with attending meeings in Marsh Harbour. This year marked the 40th year of the Anglican Church Womens Group and their 32nd annual conference for which the theme this year was Go ye into all the world and teach the good news Jesus saves Matthew 28:19-20. The conference began with a Retreat at St. Simons by the Sea Anglican Church in Treasure Cay on the Saturday morning Please see Anglicans Page 2 Large bins and a specially equipped truck arrived on Abaco to bring relief to the Hope Town garbage problem. The bins will be left at the current dump site to be filled. The truck will carry the bins to Marsh Harbour twice weekly to be emptied and returned to Elbow Cay. The new system is beginning with five bins which will carry residential and business garbage. The cay has been concerned for some time because of the toxic fumes caused by burning garbage.

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Page 2 The Abaconian June 1, 2004 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKES Gold & Silver Jewellery, Bronze Sculpture & Nautical CuriosThe work of three generations of JohnstonsVisitors to our PP PP P ub & Galleryub & Gallery ub & Galleryub & Gallery ub & Gallery are always welcomeOpen 7 days a weekFF FF F ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until 13 miles South of Marsh Harbour, by road or boat Website: www.petespubandgallery.com e-mail: pete@petespub.com P.O. Box AB-20282, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 366-3503 Table Sculpture by Greg Johnston, son of Pete Johnston Church News Please see Anglicans Page 19 followed by an afternoon for relaxation and socializing at the St. Johns Church Bazaar in Marsh Harbour in the afternoon. On Sunday afternoon May 16th the ladies marched in an impressive parade from the government freight dock along Don MacKay Boulevard., accompanied by a marching band from Grace Baptist Church. These ladies made a grand sight dressed smartly all in white and carrying a total of 42 colourful banners representing each of their churches. Their destination was the Church of St. John the Baptist where they held an outdoor Service of Thanksgiving presided over by Archbishop Drexel Gomez. Lessons were read by Sandra Collie, Council President, and Shelly Austin, President of the Anglican Churchwomen of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, AnglicansFrom Page 1 Marsh Harbour. The visiting ladies expressed their great enjoyment of the outdoor service which was quite unique as normally the services are held in Nassau in the Cathedral. Following the service, a social was held on the grounds of the Parish Hall. Business meetings began on Monday morning followed by a noon Mass and lunch. Business then continued for afternoon and evening sessions. On Tuesday the entire contingent traveled to Green Turtle Cay to attend workshops conducted by Father Dwight Rolle and Father Earle Hepburn. These were followed by Mass and a picnic on the shores of Green Turtle Cay. The day was not yet over for these busy ladies for on their return to Marsh Harbour they met again at 8 p.m. for a relaxing evening of entertainment. They shared their talents in a variety concert in which each branch presented either singing, skits, interpretive dance or whatever they could offer. Their final day was spent in Hope Town where they had a brief meeting and then were allowed the remainder of the day to enjoy looking around the town before returning to Marsh Harbour for the start of their journey home. The unanimous opinion of these ladies was that the meetings had all been very successful, and they had enjoyed reconnecting with old friends. They all loved Abaco and many wished they could have stayed longer. The entire conference was hosted by all seven branches of the Anglican Church in Abaco and the organizers did a tremendous job in arranging this huge event. Organizers were Valaria Lightbourne from St. Martins, Sandy Point; Euturpie McIntosh from St. Simons by the Sea, Treasure Cay; Verona Newbold from St. Peters, Green Turtle Cay; Mavis Russell from St. Annes, Cedar Harbour; Louise Russell from Holy Saviour, Blackwood; Geneva Rusell from St. Chads, Fox Town; and Shelly Austin from St. John the Baptist, Marsh Harbour, who was main co-ordinator. Finding accommodation for all 400 ladies was quite an undertaking. While a few stayed with friends, the rest were housed at Regattas of Abaco, Friendship Tabernacle Church and in homes rented to them by second home owners. The ladies of St. John the Baptist Church in Marsh Harbour are to be congratulated for winning two awards. One was for having the youngest member, aged 22 years, (the oldest was 97) and the other for the largest group of new members. They had increased their membership by 22 members since last years conference.Abaco Methodists Attend Conference in AtlantaBy Jennifer Hudson Six ladies from St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town along with their minister, Rev. Carla Culmer, attended a conference on May 13-16 at the Israel Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia. This church, which is pastored by Rev. William Smith, has a membership of thousands who fill Archbishop Drexel Gomez was on Abaco for the Anglican Churchwomens Council meetings. He is shown here with leaders of the seven Anglican churches on Abaco. Shown above are, left to right, Mr. Benjamin Pinder, Catechist of St. Martins Church in Sandy Point; Mr. Walter Lightbourne, Lay Reader; Fr. Dwight Rolle, Rector of all North Abaco Parishes residing in Treasure Cay; Archbishop Drexel Gomez, Archbishop and Metropolilian of the Province of the West Indies and Diocesan of The Bahamas; Mr. Euclid Baillou, Catechist of Holy Saviour Church in Blackwood; Fr. Marlo Conliffe, Assistant Priest of the Pro-Cathedral Christ the King Church in Freeport; Deacon Faquelle LaPlante; Mr. Melfred Martin, Sextant of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour; and Father Earle Hepburn, Rector of St. John the Baptist and St. Martins churches.

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANYAt Damianos Realty its all about YOU...If we dont have the listing YOU want...We will get it for YOU!! www.damianos.com EXCLUSIVE LISTINGS HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TWIN DOLPHIN POINTInternet Ref. #20722 elevated waterfront homesTotal of 8 beds 7 baths, 4 kitchens, and officePrivate 80 dock with 50 T and 9 ft. draftSmall beach & sunning areaLush 1.6 acre propertyGreat rental history, turnkey$2,300,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY LIME TREE VILLAInternet Ref. #2092Lovely 2 bed 2 bath homeSleeping loft over living areaFully equipped kitchen mile south of settlementProtected position at the top of barrier sand dunesWell-protected bulkhead & land on Nigh Creek for dockage$1,500,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY BALI HAIInternet Ref. #2041Absolutely turnkeywaterfront 5,900 sq. ft. estateOverlooking Tahiti Beach4 bed 4.5 bathsOutdoor living & PoolCommercial kitchen12 seat Dining roomDock for 80 vessel & more$2,900,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TILLOO CUTInternet Ref. #1671Dorros Cove Sub.3 bed 2 bath 1700 sq. ft. traditional island homeFireplace and A/CAlmost 1 acre landscapedPanoramic ocean viewPrivate dock slipFully furnishedExcellent valueReduced $878,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 PRICE REDUCED HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY ARIEL VIEWInternet Ref. #18133 bed 2 bath home2,048 sq. living spaceCathedral ceilings & covered verandahsCentral A/COcean views/dock accessLandscapedFully furnishedMotivated seller$500,000 PRICE REDUCEDKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY VILLAGE PROPERTYInternet Ref. #1969Excellent elevationWalk to all amenitiesBank Building: Structure: 780 sq Land: 2,977 sq$289,000Vacant Lot (2,499 sq)$95,000 Under ContractVacant Lot (5,253 sq)$199,000 Under ContractKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 MARSH HARBOUR Donna Darville Tel: 242-367-5046 Fax: 242-367-5045 donna@damianos.com MARSH HARBOUR Leslie Pinder Tel: 242-367-5046 Fax: 242-367-5045 leslie@damianos.com HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CAY Kerry Sullivan Tel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 kerry@damianos.com ELBOW CAY PROPERTIES Jane Patterson Tel: 242-366-0569 Home: 242-366-0273 jane@damianos.com LUBBERS QUARTERS FLIP FLOPSInternet Ref. #1851Beach bungalowWhite sandy beachfront1.19 acre propertyImprovementsLush landscapingNature trailsDockBreathtaking sunsetsUS$395,000 Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 LUBBERS QUARTERS & TILLOO CAY Laurie Schreiner Tel/Fax: 242-366-3143 laurie@damianos.com Need a realtor?Damianos Realty is the best call you can make.Calling Damianos Realty for your Bahamian real estate needs means tapping into our 59 years of expertise and experience. We know the Bahamas real estate market like no other. Our knowledge of the area, coupled with our experience and marketing innovation, makes us the best choice for buying or selling in the Bahamas.At Damianos Realty Company, it 's all about you! MARSH HARBOURPELICAN SHORES Beautiful 200 x 255 harbour front lot with great sea views, ideal for dockage, 1.17 acre. $850,000. Internet Ref. #1460GREAT ABACO CLUB Canal lot with lovely sea view $345,000. Internet Ref. #2102CHEROKEE SOUNDNEAR WINDING BAY Private community, building sites with elevations up to 100, great ocean views, and small craft accommodation and deep-sea fishing. 1 acre oceanfront lots $610,000. Lots from $145,000. Internet Ref. #2131HOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAYHOPE TOWN POINT SUBDIVISION Lot #54 least expensive buildable beachfront lot on Elbow Cay -$475,000. Internet Ref. #2279HOPE TOWN POINT SUBDVISION Lot #33 near the ocean, minutes from bayside and dock access $149,000. Internet Ref. #1876. LOTS FOR SALE TREASURE CAY THE BLUE HOUSEInternet Ref. #20865 bed 4 bath beach house2,250 sq. ft. living spaceSandy beach frontageBedroom suites offer easy access to beach via wrap around deck3 central A/C unitsCathedral ceilings & more$1,990,000Leslie Pinder: 242-367-5046 MAN O WAR CAY BEACHFRONT PROPERTYInternet Ref. #2091Two beachfront bldgs. with 5 bed 4 baths totalCentral A/C & Furnished15,750 sq. ft. propertyPool, Sauna & JacuzziGenerator HouseHurricane ShuttersSea Wall & much more$1,600,000Leslie Pinder: 242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY NOREASTERInternet Ref. #1945Island Cottage2 bedrooms 2 bathsGreat rental history1,000 sq. ft. living spaceSeaviews & steps away from beautiful ocean beach spacious lotFurnished & dock access$425,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 LUCAYOS SUBDIVISION Water view with dock access $99,000. Internet Ref. #1971MARNIES LANDING Lot #3C with ocean view, dock slip & approved building plans $225,000. Internet Ref. #2280LUBBERS QUARTERSNEW EXCLUSIVE LISTING JACKS JUNGLE Lots available with high elevation, waterfront and interior lots. Lush preserve surrounding many of the lots. Each lot comes with private slip at the dock. Starting at $80,000. Call Laurie Schreiner at (242) 366-3143 for details.TILLOO CAYTILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Interior lots starting at $75,000. Beachfront Lot #7 offered at $150,000. One Sea of Abaco lot left with deep water $220,000. Internet Ref. #1836.SEA TO SEA 3 3/4 acres $650,000. Internet Ref. #1884 GUANA CAY BEACH WATCHInternet Ref. #1949Sandy Beachfront3b/2b furnished homeOpen-plan living areaWrap-around deck, screened porch & observation deckOver 1 acre for estate or developmentGreat rental history$690,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY VILLAGE APARTMENTSInternet Ref. #2158Two story apartment building with 5 units in the heart of the settlement3 units with 1 bed 1 bath2 units with 2 bed 1 bathSteady rental income with waiting listBuilding needs TLC$300,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEAR TREASURE CAY BEAUTIFUL SEAVIEWS3 minutes from Treasure CayInternet Ref. #2115SPACIOUS 5.29 ACRE PROPERTY3 bed 2 bath home2,200 sq. ft. living spaceGreat views of Sea of Abaco & Green Turtle Cay in the distancePartially furnished$600,000Leslie Pinder: 242-367-5046 MARSH HARBOUR LITTLE ORCHARDInternet Ref. #17683 bed 2 bath home6,400 sq. ft. living spaceFurnished2-car carportBeautifully landscaped 46,690 sq. ft. propertyGreat harbour & seaviews & 360 degree views$1,150,000Leslie Pinder: 242-367-5046 TREASURE CAY ON WORLD FAMOUS BEACHInternet Ref. #2125Treasure Cay Beach VillasTwo bedrooms 2 baths900 sq. ft. living spaceSwimming PoolPristine white sandy beach18 hole 72 par Golf Course150 slip full service MarinaRestaurants & shops nearby$189,000Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 PRICE REDUCED 15 MILES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #21221,687 sq. ft. island home 3 bedroom 2 bathroomsCarportSeaviewsOpposite sandy beachNeeds TLC to transform it into an ideal beach house$130,000 CASUARINA POINT PRICE REDUCEDDonna Darville: 242-367-5046

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Page 4 The Abaconian June 1, 2004 Now Serving Sushi!Open For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week Sunda y Br unc h Every Sunday from: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm $25 per person, Children under 12 years Price Includes: All you can eat buffet, Free Mimosa, Free Soft Drinks, Free Parking For Reservations Call: 367-2158 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 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderBridal ShowerAnother bridal shower was held in the new community center for Yizel Gonzales. Even though she and her intended have been dating for over three years, the surprise shower was a real shock to Yizel, who comes from Cuba and does not know many of the local residents, family and friends who came for the party. However, this occasion gave her the opportunity to meet her new extended family in The Bahamas and gave them all a chance to meet and know her better. A really lovely girl, she was genuinely thrilled and excited when she opened her many gifts. Her forthcoming marriage to Richard Albury, a local electrician, will take place on June 5 at Epworth Methodist Chapel in Cherokee, and the newlyweds will be living in Man-O-War where the bridegroom now resides. Our very best wishes to them both.School NewsCherokee All-Age School students came in third place in the Earth Day competition for recycling by collecting a record number of discarded empty aluminum soda cans over the past couple of months. We trust this will be a ongoing exercise. We need to encourage the kids to keep on recycling; its good for everyone. Pastor Robin Weatherford came to Cherokee to put on a puppet show for the children on May 12 which was enjoyed by all those present. He reminded them that he would be bringing another group of young people back in July to conduct Vacation Bible classes. He has brought hisOpen DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed Sundays South Abaco News groups to Cherokee before and both the visitors as well as the students enjoy their time together. A fund raising car wash which was postponed from an earlier date but is now set for June 12th. This is a Saturday afternoon and the kids will be washing cars at the basketball court for the price of $10. We hope you will support this project which will add to the monies already collected towards a new tile floor for the school. An additional fund raiser will be held on June 19 in the form of a mini-fair which will include a cook-out, games and a raffle. Mark this date down on your calendar now so you wont forget it; the children will thank you.Community NewsThere is a new bus service from Cherokee into Marsh Harbour and Sandy Point. The Islander Express makes three trips per day for a very reasonable fee. With the price of gasoline rising every week, we all need to conserve whenever we can.About the WeatherThe drought in Cherokee continues. Since March 26 we have only had six days with rain and the total officially measured less than one and one-half inches. Marsh Harbour often receives two inches of rainfall at a time, but it never seems to extend all the way to Cherokee. Many are trying to save their lawns and grass by putting on their sprinklers. But remember in a small settlement like ours, we draw from the same underground water table and many are not even lucky enough to have a sweet water well on their own land. Since electricity was brought into Cherokee, almost everyone has automatic washers that use quite a bit more water than the old fashioned washtub. We all know water is precious. Try to conserve or you, too, could end up without a sweet well.CondolencesOur deepest sympathy to the family of Joyce Elizabeth Lowe, who passed away after a long illness on May 21 on the occasion of her birthday. Seventy-five years old, Joyce was one of seven children born in Cherokee Sound to Stanley and Annis Bethel and still has many family members and friends who will remember her fondly. Married to Charles Bertrum Lowe, who predeceased her by many years, they lived in Nassau and Hope Town. More recently she lived with her daughter in Marsh Harbour who tended to her through her long illness. She is survived by her three children. May she finally rest in peace.Get Well WishesMr. Whitney Pinder had to be rushed into emergency surgery when he arrived in Nassau for a short visit on May 17 after suffering severe pain. Mr. Whitney, who is 87, is now out of intensive care and doing as well as can be expected. Please remember him in your thoughts and prayers. PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSNURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Rose Bushes Mums BasketsMonday Friday 9 5 Saturday 9 3 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh HarbourOrchids Beautiful Gifts Silk Flowers Bromeliads Flowering shrubs Pet Supplies If your yard gets full sun, you can grow roses See our wide stock of colorful and fragrant roses ready to plant and enjoy

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday A Unisex SalonOfra Cosmetics Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza 367-3623 By Jennifer Hudson On May 22nd Friends of the Environment held a Native Plant Expo in the conference room of their new office on Don MacKay Boulevard to educate the public on native, indigenous plant species of The Bahamas. It is part of the organizations efforts to educate the public on the dangers of invasive species. Guest speaker was Stacey Wells-Moultrie of the BEST (Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology) Commission. The aim of the meeting, which was attended by more than 20 environmentally concerned individuals, was to not only point out the different types of invasive plants but to show how they are damaging to the environment and point out ways in which people can assist in their eradication. Invasive alien species are defined as species that are: 1) non native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration 2) whose unintentional or deliberate introduction causes economic or environmental harm or harm to human health and welfare. Invasive species can be plants, animals and other organisms (e.g. microbes). Human actions are the primary means of invasive species introductions. These species then spread because the natural controls which keep them in check in their native homelands, such as disease and predators, do not exist when they are introduced to a new habitat. Examples of invasive species in The Bahamas and recommended for eradication are: casuarina (Australian pine), scaevola (Hawaiian sea grape), Brazilian pepper tree, melaleuca wedelia and monkey tamarind. Invasive species threaten the survival of our native plants and animals, threaten biodiversity by dominating landscapes and habitats, threaten to introduce new diseases into our environment and threaten to alter the state of our native ecosystems. What can you do? 1) Educate yourself and others about invasive species. 2) Ask for only non-invasive species when you purchase plants. Plant only environmentally safe species in your gardens. Work towards and promote new landscape design that is friendly to local ecosystems. 3) Remove invasive species from your property and replace them with non-invasive species suited to your site and your needs. 4) Request that botanical gardens and nurseries promote, display and sell only non-invasive species. Booklets and posters giving information about invasive species are obtainableFriends Holds Native Plant ExpoDr. Ethan Fried, a botanist with the University of Tampa, identified plants at the recent Native Plant Expo sponsored by Friends of the Environment. He identified plants that people in the audience brought in, giving interesting details about them. Looking on is Mrs. Cha Boyce and her children, James and Aly, who brought in several invasives to show the group. Please see Plant Expo Page 20 HAPPY FATHERS DAYGive the gift that your father really wants Let us make it easy for you atAbaco Hardware's Fathers Day Sale25% offTools Fishing supplies Hunting & Sporting goodsIf youre not sure, Give a Gift Certificate from Abaco Hardware for any amount. Let him decide.Don't forget, Fathers need love, too. Abaco HardwareDon MacKay Blvd. Marsh HarbourMon. Fri. 7am 5pm Sat. 7am 1pm Phone 242-367-2170June 14 thru 19While you are here check out our new paint, lawn and garden sections.

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Page 6 The Abaconian June 1, 2004 JEWELRY PERFUMEOMEGAWATCHESCHINA, CRYSTAL, JEWELRY, WATCHES & RESORT WEAR FOR EVERY BUDGETTreasure Cay, Abaco Mon Sat 9 5 pm Closed for lunch 12 noon 1:30 pm Tel: (242) 365-8132 Diane Solomon Manager 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 Green Turtle CayBy Annabelle CrossIsland Festival PlanningGreen Turtle Cay is feeling the effects of the extended dry season. Many cisterns are very low or empty. Lawns are dry and brown and many of the trees and bushes really need water. But somehow the bougainvillea and oleander are in full bloom! It is usually raining by the end of May, but there is no rain in sight. The clouds build in the afternoon, but no rain falls on Green Turtle Cay! It will take a few days of rain to wash the dust off everything! After a year of planning, the first Island Roots Heritage Festival is now history! It was just a year ago that a small group of people attended a town meeting to hear Mr. Don Cornish of the Abaco Tourist Office tell of the interest of a group in Key West to revive our Sister City ties. The idea of a small event was born. Island Administrator Gary Knowles asked that those in attendance, along with the Town Committee, form a committee to plan an event that would take place in what is usually a slow time in Abaco. Mr. Alton Lowe had been involved in the first Island Roots Festival in the 1970s and had ties with many persons in Key West, so he agreed to co-chair the committee with Mrs. Karen McIntosh. Believing that this would be a one day event, Julie Farrington and Lesley Dames agreed to sign on as treasurer and secretary. (Fooled em that time!) Kendy Anderson of the Tourist Office would help coordinate the event. Veronica Stafford would be our Key West connection. We had ideas, but no money. So we set out to have fund raisers. The first was Guy Fawkes, November 5th. It had been years since we had observed this British tradition, so most of the children had no idea as to what to expect. The parents came out in full force and our first fund raiser was a huge success despite a downpour of rain! We now had money and our ideas kept growing for an event to be held at the basketball court and Quincentennial Park. Then Mrs. Jeritzen Outten joined the Abaco Tourist Office as director. She attended a meeting and loved the idea. She had great confidence in the event and worked directly with the Ministry of Tourism to promote our event. When we thought we could not afford to bring the Royal Bahamas Police Band, Mrs. Outten had the Ministry step in to help fund their transportation and lodging. She knew that we could do more than a one day event. Then she went for a tour of the town and saw Settlement Point. She saw great potential. From that moment on the event moved to Settlement Point and it was now a FESTIVAL! But Settlement Point was in no way ready for a festival. After meetings and discussions and much diplomacy it was agreed that Settlement Point would be prepared for the Island Roots Heritage Festival. Our Town Committee chairman and committee member, David Bethell, was given the responsibility of working with Roddie Sawyer and BEC to prepare the site. Floyd Johnson was a committee member, BEC employee and Junkanoo coordinator. Committee member Greg Curry would be responsible for organizing a clean up team during the festival. Committee member Lonnie Lowe would be assisting with setting up of fund raisers and the site. Island Roots Heritage Festival would now be a three day event! While planning the main event, we had to continue to raise funds. The Wine Tasting in January was a huge success and had everyone asking for another. The Easter Parade was also successful and the children really enjoyed being a part of it. As we got closer to May, our meetings were longer and more frequent. Many times we felt overwhelmed. There seemed so much to do and so little time. We had Patricia and Fanny McIntosh and Carolyn Cash join our committee, and it was nice to have more help. As we got closer to the date and a little more panicky, we finally found tents, a new May Pole and 12 rusty ladies willing to plait! The Junkanoo costumes were almost all pasted, thanks to many late hours in the shack. Settlement Point began taking shape. Kola Wells was responsible for finding vendors and now had commitments from persons willing to provide food, drinks, souvenirs and information at the event. May 6th saw Settlement Point come alive with activity as the final preparations were made. Many persons came out to offer a helping hand. Roddie Sawyer and his crew built a stage with the Sea of Abaco as a background. Warren Knowles and Carolyn Cash added thatch and bunting while Leonard Lowe and his crew built a rock wall to add the finishing touch. Mandy Roberts and her brother Kevin made the now famous sign at the entrance to the site. Mandy also worked with Trina Cooper to coordinate the decorating of town. BEC and Ministry of Works crews worked until the last minute. And we had light! And Roddie went beyond the call of duty. We kept adding to his list, and every time he did just a little more than we asked. May 7th dawned a beautiful day! It was sunny and a lovely breeze was blowing off the water. Looking out over Settlement Point from our waterfront stage, one could only feel pride and great satisfaction for having been a part of the organizing of this event. And for being a part of a community that had supported our efforts and came out in full force to clean and decorate the town in preparation for our visitors and official guests. With the hard work and commitment of the committee, the Abaco Tourist Office and the many persons who helped in many ways, our First Island Roots HeriNews of the Cays Please see Cays Page 7 These Green Turtle Cay chilren received top student awards during the recent National Youth Month. They are, left to right, Rebecca Roberts (gr. 1), Krista Curry (gr. 2), Colby Cross (gr. 3), Quitel Charlton (gr 4) and Wendy Rutledge (gr.6). Missing from the photo is Felicia Survance, Grade 5s top student.

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 Air-conditioned water front dining or Drink and dine at the popular patio bar . .Phone: Restaurant 367-2366 Marina 242-367-4255 VHF Ch 16Dinghy dock for boating customersLunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.mDinner 6:30 9 p.m. Mon Sat.Bar snacks wide variety 11:30 a.m. 10 p.mPicnic Menu 8 Large variety, order 24 hours aheadEmail: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comMusic by EstinJamin Jan Jamin Jan Jamin Jan Jamin Jan Jamin Janevery Saturday Monthly dockage Internet access Water, electricity, phones & cable TV on dockRestaurantwith Water Front TablesMarina and BoutiqueSunday 6 9 p.m. with Special Salad Bar and Grill Menu 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 Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously Maintained Our Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount$945 23 Albury Bros$840 22 Boston Whaler$798 20 Albury/Hydra$770 18 Privateer$560 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com tage was a huge success! It was an honor to work with people who made up the committee. Even though we have lived together in this community for many years, planning this event gave us the opportunity to share and really get to know each other. We enjoyed it so much that we are already planning for 2005! The dates are April 29th 30th and May 1st. Thank you to all who were a part of the 2004 festival. Mark your calendar for 2005 and bring a friend!School NewsAmy Roberts Primary School students were a part of the North Abaco Youth March and Rally on May 22nd. The students from schools in North Abaco marched from Fire Road to Ingrahams Park. The top students in grades one thru six were given awards. Awards were also given to outstanding young persons and youth leaders. Congratulations to Leanne Russell and Zhivargo Lloyd who received an award for their artistic talent and to Reuben McIntosh for his work as a youth leader. Amy Roberts top students for 2003 -2004 were Rebecca Roberts (1st grade), Krista Curry (2nd grade), Colby Cross (3rd Grade), Quitell Charlton (4th grade), Felicia Survance (5th grade) and Wendy Rutledge (6th grade). Sixth grade students Tyler Survance and Wendy Rutledge also received and award at a ceremony held in Marsh Harbour to honor the Outstanding Students in Abaco. At the same ceremony Raenell Lowe and Miquelle Miller were among six students receiving an award for maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Congratulations to all the students.Science FairAmy Roberts Primarys sixth grade students held a science fair at the Captain Roland Roberts House on May 28th. The students had displays and information on protecting the environment and the sea creatures on our reefs. The grade six group has been very busy this school year. They have worked hard to raise funds for their field trip to Nassau. They will go next week, before settling into their end of year exams.Other NewsAs the school years draws to an end there will be the usual graduations and closings to attend. The children and teachers are looking forward to the summer break. Awana Club had its annual Parent night and Award ceremony on May 21st. Awana will reopen in September. The leaders continue to do a wonderful job and should be thanked for sharing their Friday evenings with the children. Congratulations to Matthew and Melinda Reckley, who were married in Freeport on May 15th. Friends and relatives traveled to Freeport to celebrate with the couple. They will reside on Green Turtle Cay. Another of our senior citizens, Mr. Chester Lowe, passed away in April .Mr. Chester was the owner of Lowes Grocery on Green Turtle Cay and on the mainland of Abaco. He is survived by his children and their spouses; Andy and Debra Lowe, Minerva and Patrick Sawyer, Rose and Lonnie Lowe and Mark and Carol Jean Lowe, 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sister Pearl Lowe and many other relatives and friends. Bluff House Yacht Club and Marina will host the second annual Billfish Tournament on June 15th 19th. This tournament will be in memory of David Smades, who helped organize last years tournament and events. As the weather warms up there will be lots of activities around the island. After weeks of windy weather we are looking forward to a nice, busy summer!Hope Town Wedding Bells RingBy Jennifer Hudson The wedding of Ms. Bernadette Hall and Mr. Jeffrey Harding took place in St. Andrews Methodist Church, Hope Town, on May 1st with Mr. Vernon Malone officiating. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Arnold Hall, and Mrs. More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 6 Sandra Stuart and Anne Goddard presented a check to the Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee. They represented a group of second home owners who had a dessert booth at the festival. Their entire procceds were donated to the committee. They are, left to right, Annabelle Cross, Fanny McIntosh (hidden), Sandra Stuart, Karen Mcintosh, Julie Farington, Kola Wells, Alton Lowe, Lesley Dames, Carolyn Cash, Anne Goddard and Lonnie Lowe. Please see Cays Page 22

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Page 8 The Abaconian June 1, 2004 The Editor Says . The Youth Need Work EthicsAll About TownThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Isobel Sherman Contributors: Annabelle Cross, Richard Fawkes, Rayallen Fredericks, Lee Pinder, Lyndon Scott, Pator Anthony Williams, Robert Wilson Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abacos most compete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,500 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface By Isobel ShermanChild Abuse AwarenessApril Was Child Abuse Month in the Bahamas. During the week of April 26 a team came from Grand Bahamas to conduct various educational sessions on child abuse. The team consisted of Mrs. Paula Marshall, Assistant Director Department of Social services in the Northern Bahamas, Mrs. Jennis White of Social Services on Grand Bahamas, and Mr. Clarence Riley, a Probation Officer on Grand Bahamas. Other members of the team were Sgt Gaynell Johnson of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Mrs. Charlamae Fernander of the Abaco Office of the Department of Social Services. The team held educational sessions for students at Abaco Central High School and S.C. Bootle High School. At these sessions they told students about reporting suspected cases of child abuse to their teachers and told them what incest, rape, abandonment, sexual abuse cruelty to children laws were. In particular, they cautioned young men not to touch any female child as that could lead to a charge of molestation. My reason for doing this is that the seminar opened some very old scars in me because I was abused as a child by my mother and just like the statistics tell I ended up being abused in my marriage. In fact, as I sat at Central Abaco Primary, I wondered how many persons present had suffered the same way. It was pointed out several times that the memories of abuse are with victims forever and that is such a true statement. It is well and good to identify and help victims of child abuse. But I wonder if the support is there for them even after they are removed from the abusive situation. In my case I know there are many that can empathize with a child abuse victim but the only way to truly identify and completely understand is if you were a victim yourself. Of course, that is my opinion. In the ideal situation it would be extremely helpful to victims of abuse, young and old, that support systems be in place for victims to be able to use after they remove themselves or have been removed from the abusive environment. Two areas of abuse which were never addressed were verbal abuse and emotional abuse. Most experts agree that verbal and emotional abuse of children is extremely damaging to the victims. By Jennifer Hudson It is a sad fact that cases of cancer are on the rise and there are few people who have not either been touched by the disease themselves or have had a family member or friend affected by it. What is cancer? Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in some organ or tissue erratically multiply, growing and increasing in number. Normal cells reproduce themselves throughout life in an orderly and controlled manner but when cells grow out of control, they form a mass called a tumour. A tumour can be non-cancerous (benign) which generally grow and enlarge at the site at which they began. But other tumours enlarge and move to distant sites, destroying normal tissue as they grow and are called cancer (malignant). Although if detected early many forms of cancer are treatable, they still entail very long, costly and drastic treatments. The best road is that of PREVENTION. Facts all women need to know about cervical cancer: Cervical cancer is the leading gynecological cancer among Bahamian females and ranks second to breast cancer as the leading cause of death for malignancies among Bahamian females. Women at high risk are: Those who started having sexual intercourse at an early age Women who have multiple sexual partners Those infected with the virus HPV(warts) Smokers HIV sufferers Treatment depends on the severity of the disease. If detected early, the treatment can be performed on an outpatient basis but in more severe cases a simple hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) may be necessary. If the cancer has reached an advanced stage, then more radical surgery would be required. A life saving screening test is the Pap Smear which, since its invention in 1943, has significantly lowered the death rate from cervical cancer. This test has the advantage of being simple and accurate. Lifestyle choices can help reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer. Dont smoke Limit alcohol intake Follow a high fibre, low fat diet to maintain a healthy body weight. Schedule regular pap smears and see your doctor for regular check ups Be aware of changes to your normal state of health Practice healthy sexual habits Each year in October the Cancer Society of Abaco offers free cancer screening clinics for cervical cancer (Pap Smears). All women are encouraged to attend these clinics or to visit their own doctor or the government clinic for screening at any time during the year. Remember, Prevention is the best form of medicine so make the right lifestyle choices for a healthy life. (The medical information contained in this article was provided by Dr. Raleigh Butler, Consultant Gynecological Surgeon and Oncologist.)Reduce the Risk of Cervical CancerDave RalphAbout 135 students will graduate from high schools in Marsh Harbour and Coopers Town in early June. Many of those who plan to go for higher education elsewhere will look for part-time summer jobs to augment tuition and other expenses. Most of the others will be scouring the market for permanent employment. Although our economy is robust and expanding, it is still difficult for the business community to absorb 100 or more entry level employees all at once. In general terms, they have not yet developed a work ethic and do not have any particular job qualifications or skills. There is a need for people with technical and vocational skills but most of our high school graduates do not get vocational training. Those few who have some fundamental skills may have picked them up from family businesses or previous summer work. Those students are more apt to find appropriate work. Entry level jobs are varied from construction and waiting tables to simple office work and sales clerks in shops. However, all employers are looking for some of the same traits, no matter what job. These traits include being responsible, reliable, having a good work ethic and a pleasant personality. All potential employees need to have these traits. Work ethics are as important to employers as job skills. These skills are not taught but develop in the home. Employees who are always late, disappear during the day, are indifferent to their job or present themselves poorly to customers will not advance or get meaningful wage increases if they manage to hold their job. Developing an acceptable work ethic is a major task imparted by responsible parents and reinforced by the schools. The atmosphere in the home is critical to the success of the students. Parents should stress and live by a high standard of ethics. Bringing up children is a very serious job and requires that the parents guide and nurture their children into being responsible adults. This is done through training as well as by example. If parents will hold their children responsible for their behavior while they are growing up, they will become more responsible adults. The schools have the responsibility for teaching reading, writing and arithmetic the building blocks for their students future. They have the added responsibility for developing good attitudes and ethics. Schools must influence the students through the examples of their staff. The attitude of teachers and administrators is critical in developing good attitudes in students. An indifferent attitude by the teachers and administration is contagious and will adversely affect the students. Teachers and administrators who do not care if they are effective, who work only for payday, who are not willing to go the extra mile are going to produce students with these same traits. The educational system must also be realistic in assessing their students. Students with A grades should come across as A students no less. Although attitude is primarily formed in the home, the schools must focus and build on the desirable characteristics and work to suppress undesirable elements. Dress and appearance are two areas where the parent and school should be marching to the same tune. Parents and schools must insist on discipline, a component of attitude. This does not mean being beaten into submission but willing to follow instructions. Students who follow school rules are more apt to accept employers rules. Employers have rules and reasons for those rules. A new employee who brings his own rules to work will not last long. The jobs these graduates find may not be their first choice. However, they should tackle their work with enthusiasm and take pride in doing their job well. If they show promise, they may advance to a better paying and more interesting job with the same employer or they may be noticed by another businessman willing to pay more for their good attitude and potential abilities. Often job skills can be acquired or learned at work but attitude comes from home upbringing. That is hard to change if their past experience has been poor. However, the peculiarities of the job can be taught to willing workers. Teaching an employee with a hangover how to smile at a customer is a more difficult task. A cheerful disposition is not so important for many trades but is very important for those in tourism-related businesses dealing with visitors on a daily basis. A bad day for a waitress will affect her relationship with customers much more than a helper on a plumbing job harboring a grudge. For jobs in the tourism sector, which is a broad area of work, the ability to get along with others is a requirement. Getting along with others is a learned skill. Children are not born with good or bad traits but these develop and are influenced by their environment, both at home and at school. It is to the communitys benefit that these young adults find jobs as idle hands and minds tend to get into mischief which benefits no one. The longer they are out of work, the more serious the mischief becomes. None of us wants to live in communities where young people are wandering aimlessly looking for trouble. Most of the young people in prison were jobless before they got into trouble with the law. Job skills and work ethics become more important as The Bahamas inches toward joining the World Trade Organization and signs onto the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas. Even without the challenges poised by these two entities, we are caught up in the liberalization of worldwide trade and the changes we face from increased external exposure. Our young people must strive to become desirable workers in order to get a good job in the future world where there will be much competition.

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9Letters to the EditorScouts Do Community ServiceDear Editor, The Scout Association of Abaco wold like to thank all those who so generously participated in the Rotary-Scout golf tournament. Our Scouts were very pleased to register 11 of the 44 golfers with some players even coming from Europe to support us. On the course the Scouts enjoyed working side by side with Rotarians to deliver lunch, run errands and hand out water. Both the Crown Haven and Marsh Harbour Scout Troops participated in the full day of golfing. This is the type of community service for which Scouting stands. We hope to partner with as many local groups as possible to further both the development of our fine Scouts and their contribution to our beautiful island. The donations we received this year are sending 15 Scouts on various adventures this summer including camping, sailing and partnering with Scout and 4-H groups in the U.S. In addition, the funds the Scouts earned selling their Christmas crafts were donated to our beloved Commissioner, Drexel Major, to assist with his on-going medical expenses. Thank you again for your valuable and highly appreciated support. Yours very truly, Sandra Evans Abaco District CommissionerEnjoyed Stories on Island Roots FestivalDear Editor, As an Abaconian living abroad, I enjoy reading your paper online and keeping up to date with local news. I have close family members living on Green Turtle Cay, ManO-War, Freeport, Marsh Harbour and Florida. My husband was Headmaster of the local school from 1958 1961. Looking at the picture of locals plaiting the Maypole reminded me of a photo taken in 1959 during Empire Day celebrations. I thought you might find it interesting. I have recently scanned many photos from that period and compiled an album of scenes from the cay. Congratulations to those who organised the Roots Festival. Everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves. Best wishes, Sylvia Vaughan (nee Sawyer)Longs for Good Bahamian ProduceDear Editor, I am vexed, truly vexed. After a recent outburst of vocal energy from our Agricultural Officialdom, including a splendid preview from our leader, with Andros as our breadbasket and contributor of revenue wealth from foreign sales, I hurried to the village store dreaming of a sizzling pan of glorious potato chips. Caution and experience prevailed, and I bought only three potatoes and three onions, each Bahamas Best; excellent in shape, size and skin texture. Alas! as I peeled the spuds large black patches appeared through the flesh, whether rot or disease I do not know. But I like my chips white, turning golden in the hot fat. Investigation of the onions showed the proper, flimsy, dry outer layer, peeling off to a half inch thick layer of grey matter housing a minute white onion which disappeared in cooking. My dogs were delighted they hate onions in their soup. This week I bought foreign produce. Shall we really find a world market for such produce? And what happened? The retailer, the wholesaler and the farmer cannot be faulted for overlong storage. The crops are recent and the demand brisk through the Easter week. Our farmers rely on official sources for seed, advice and inGreen Turtle Cay school students have plaited the Maypole for many years. This photograph is of students enjoying Empire Day sports in 1959. This photograph was kindly sent to us by Mrs. Sylvia Vaughan. struction. So what is the official advice on such a fiasco? I do not suppose the Prime Minister peels his own potatoes, so who misinformed him on our prospects? The truth please. Do you remember the delicious onions from Exuma? The exalted Vidalia with its dear little flags could offer no comparison. Pineapples too, a constant seasonal joy from Eleuthera, and bananas with flavour? I grew apple bananas in my backyard for thirty years. The (?) present brown skins on sale in the market are presentable on the inside but lack both the texture and flavour of our past favourites. So what has happened? They tell me the old farmers are all dead. I do not believe they are all dead. Anyway, we could have helpful advice from the surviving members of that vibrant service from the days of our liberation directors such as Oris Russell and Claude Smith. Remember them all? Working not only to improve on existing practices, but to encourage their juniors to experiment with new ideas: rice in Andros, Brazil nuts in Chippingham, a perfected breed of Long Island sheep, improved pig farming. Has it all been lost? Both the old and the new? And why? What happened to our National Seed Bank put in the care of our Deputy Director of Agriculture? Surely that can produce at least an embryo of past quality to complement the advice of our experienced elders. So we are small and our land acreage miniscule. Our farms have been saturated with plants, seeds and chemicals which do not suit them. The old people are dead and the young wont work (Really? Look at the scene in Grand Bahama and Andros). Government tells us so often that our land can provide much of the food that we are buying with money we cannot afford. So why do we fail to work towards at least part selfsufficiency? Yes, labour is difficult but why not set up a Haitian Project, such as we had with Florida 50 years ago? To set us on our farming feet, a temporary boom to us and possibly a life saver to Haiti at present. My family has been farmers for nine centuries yes, nine hundred years. Originally sea pirates sailing down from the icy North to loot, they finally decided to settle first in France and later, following the Norman Conquest of 1066, to England. As a reward for their support the Crown settled them on 3,000 acres of lush country in the West of England. They learned to cherish the land, and with a proper regimen of proper feeding and grooming, it produced rich crops, sufficient to sustain their increasing families and dependent workers in comfort and health. They never parted with that acreage of land and never increased it. Their farms were small 200 or 300 acres at the most, ludicrously small in the eyes of our Plaiting the Maypole has been a tradition on Green Turtle Cay for many years. This picture was taken by the Headmaster on Empire Day 1959 showing the young people enjoying the holiday activities. Please see Letters Page 21 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 TodayMay 2004Subscribe to The AbaconianName 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 via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface US$105 Austrailia Surface Mail to: FR181 PMB620, 8902 N Military Trail Palm Beach Garden, FL 33410 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below

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Page 10 The Abaconian June 1, 2004 Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay Check out our shoes Check out our shoes Check out our shoes Check out our shoes Check out our shoes and handbag and handbag and handbag and handbag and handbag ss ss sRemember, Check us out, monRND Cnemas Will CloseRND Abaco will close its doors following the final Thursday night showing on July 29th, 2004. The triple-screen multiplex theatre, situated on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour, was built following the success of the original theatre in Nassau and was the second in the chain of four locations. The Abaco theatre opened in July 1998 with the blockbusters Titanic and Godzilla Patrons of the establishment stabilised shortly after opening, and the theatre continued operating at a breakeven point for the following six years. Jerome Fitzgerald, Chairman of RND Holdings Limited, announced in January that the company would shed its cinema operations entirely. The original location in Nassau closed its doors in February 29th, 2004. The two remaining multiplexes in Nassau and Freeport are now operated by Galleria Cinemas. On behalf of RND Holdings and RND Cinemas, I would like to thank the people of Abaco for these past six years of patronage, Mr. Fitzgerald said. The Abaco theatre is owned by RND Holdings Limited. The company is considering options to either sell the property or re-purpose it for retail use.Annual FairBy Isobel Sherman St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour and St. Martin Anglican Church in Sandy Point combined together to hold their annual fair on May 15 at the grounds of St. John the Baptist. The fair had attractions for young and old. There was the ever-popular Bouncy Castle for the young ones and music playing for the teenagers and young people. Attractions included face painting, darts, hoop-la and punch board. There were stalls for cakes and pastries, conch fritters and conch salad. Chicken, fish and rib dinners were on sale. Proceeds go towards each church.Tour Company Publishes Island MapBy Portia Jonsson Abaco Island Tours has published an Abaco map for the benefit of our visitors. This project has been in the works for the past year. According to Mrs. Brenda Mitchell of Abaco Island Tours, people have been very receptive to the map because it is colourful and free. She is pleased with the publics response who seem to be enjoying it very much. The 4 inch by 11 inch, four-fold map is packed with general information about Abaco including the cays. It focuses mainly on the many tours available throughout the island including sightseeing, sunset cruises and kayaking. Abaco Island Tours is a new business established just last year. Forty thousand copies of the map were ultimately decided upon. Next year the map will be going into reprint with some changes. In the near future the entire map, including advertisements, will be posted on A constant complaint of visitors to Marsh Harbour is that it is hard for pedestrians to cope with the traffic. For years the town did not have sidewalks. Thanks to the perserverance of Mrs. Yvonne Key, there is a sidewalk along one side of the tourist strip, put in soon after local government became a reality. The Marsh Harbour Town Committee is now extending the sidewalk toward town thanks to $4000 in local government funds given the Committee for making improvements in the town. Charlie Sweeting built the forms and is pouring the concrete. Central Abaco NewsThe annual fair organized by the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church of Marsh Harbour and St. Martins Anglican Church of Sandy Point is always anticpated. A great time with booths, games, feature attractions, good food and old friends makes for a great day. Cotton candy was a hit with the youngsters and oldsters. Churton Toote accepts a candy cone from Bob Kilroe of the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club. Bob takes the candy machine to many charitable functions. All candy sales benefitted the Anglican fair. the internet. The map is available throughout Abaco including sponsors, ferries, the Marsh Harbour airport, hotels, local restaurants, Ministry of Tourism and several locations on Guana Cay, Elbow Cay and Man-O-War Cay. Please see Central Page 11 Conch PearlGalleries, Ltd.FINE BAHAMIAN ART ANDJEWELRY Royal Harbour Village in Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0137 www.theconchpearl.com Aspecialist in preserving and teaching others about native plants and trees, Stephen works with already harvested Dogwood, Horseflesh, Madeira, Mahogony, and other local wood. Using a planer for smoothing and a lathe for shaping, each item is carefully hand sanded, waxed and rubbed to bring out the beauty of the wood. He inlays some pieces using gem stones in pleasing patterns and with a delightful use of colour. Stephens work is on display exclusively at Conch Pearl Galleries. Stop in and enjoy .Master of W ood Stephen Knowles

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 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 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) 366-0113Mrs. Mitchell said none of this would have been possible without the hard work of Mrs. Ruth Saunders, who designed the ads and layout, and Christine McCully, local artist in Hope Town, who drew the maps.Cancer Society Thrift Store Now OpenBy Jennifer Hudson You are invited to visit the Cancer Society Thrift Store located in the Marsh Harbour Community Library building for great bargains. The Thrift Store opened its doors to the public on May 29th and will open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many people shopped there on its opening day and were delighted at the good deals they received on the large variety of household items, clothing and books. New items will be put out on display each week. All proceeds go to the Cancer Society of Abaco fund to assist Abaconians suffering from this disease. More Central Abaco News B & D MarineAbacos Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items At the Traffic Light P.O. Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKI CentralFrom Page 10 Mrs. Brenda Mitchell is holding her new map which she produced to assist visitors in finding all of Central Abacos attractions. Center Console with T-Top 2 Dive Platforms with Swim Ladder VHF Depth Finder Igloo Cooler 2 Anchors Full Safety Equipment Offers the Smooth and Ultra Dry Ride of the MERCPANGA HullP.O. Box AB-22995 Man-O-War Cay Abaco Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6008 Fax: (242) 365-6151 e-mail: mowmarina@hotmail.com Donations of household goods, clothing and books are welcomed and may be left at Dr. Vince McWeeneys Dental Office on Don MacKay Boulevard during office hours.CongratulationsCongratulations to Beulah and Shannon Wong on the birth of their first child, Walker Wong, who born on April 30 in Nassau. The Wongs are residents of Casuarina Point. Abacos first thrift shop opened late in May, providing the community with inexpensive clothing and housewares. The Cancer Society of Abaco opened it to raise money to assist the many persons on the island who have cancer and need expensive treatments not available on Abaco. It is located in the Marsh Harbour Community Library building across from Lowes Pharmacy. Resort Features: Spectacular 3-mile beach Championship golf course Marina-view restaurant & bar Pool,tennis,watersports 150-slip full-service marina Diving,snorkeling & dive shop Boat rentals,charters & guides Hotel rooms,2 or 3 BR suites Treasure Cay Road (exit off Bootle Hwy) TREASURE CAYHOTEL RESORT & MARINA Hotel: 242-365-8801 Spinnaker Restaurant: 242-365-8469 Golf Course: 242-365-8045 Treasure Divers: 242-365-8465 www.treasurecay.com

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Page 12 The Abaconian June 1, 2004 Great Fares, Friendly, Safe and Reliable Service.Check our website www.flyyellowairtaxi.comFrequent service to: Ft. Lauderdale West Palm Beach Charters Available to anywhere in The Bahamas and Florida Call: 1-888-YELLOW-4or Fax: 1-954-359-5324 with your request. By Portia Jonsson It must be summer because the Royal Poinciana trees are beginning to bloom. Just take a drive around town and youll see what I mean. This tree is my favorite in the whole world. Royal Poinciana (so named because it used to be in the genus, Poinciana) is a flamboyant tree in flower some say the worlds most colorful tree. Other names for it are Flame of the Forest, Forest Flame and Flamboyant. The trees are striking in May and June when they are in full bloom with exuberant clusters of red and oranges flowers. Each flower has four spoon shaped petals and one upright slightly larger petal, which isSpring Means Poinciana Trees in BloomsEvery community enjoys these flashy trees in late srpring as they put on their spectacular show which lasts several weeks. marked with yellow and white. Royal Poinciana gets tall, but its elegant wide-spreading umbrella-like canopy can be wider than its height. It makes a wonderful shade tree and is used a lot in landscaping along the highway. The highway between Treasure Cay community and its airport is especially beautiful this time of year. Each tree has a unique shape. It never gets boring looking at them, even if they are not blooming. In some Caribbean Islands the pods are used for fuel and called womans tongue because of the rattling noise they make when the wind blows them. Virtually everyone falls in love with this tree at first sight. So its easy to see why I love it so much. It is so loved in Miami that they have an annual festival to celebrate its flowering. Although poinciana trees are popular throughout the tropical world. Their spreading limbs decorated with brilliant reddish orange blossoms are one of the showiest of tropical plants.

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 LUXURYCONDOMINIUMS NowSellingonTreasureCay!BahamaBeachClubPhase5 3&4Bedroom/3BathLuxuryBeachfrontCondominiumsP.O.BoxAB22275 Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501 E-mail: Craig@bahamabeachclub.comBroker Participation Invitedwww.BahamaBeachClub.comFor more information, see your Real Estate Professional or contact: Craig H.Roberts, DeveloperToll Free 800-563-0014 One of the10Best Beaches in the WorldNational Geographic Visit Our On-Site Models Today! Phase1-4 SOLDOUT Private Gated CommunityTwo Freshwater Pools & SpaDesigner Interiors AvailableOptional Detached GaragesLocal Bank FinancingTerrific Rental Income potential Treasure Cay Resort Area Amenities include:Spectacular 31/2mile White Sand Beach150 slip Marina for Yachts to140 feet18 hole Championship Golf CourseTennis, Snorkeling & Scuba DivingRestaurants, Grocers & Duty Free ShoppingInternational Airport (6,500 foot runway) 3 &4Bedroom / 3 Bath Units 1,645 square feet(MOL)Pre-Construction Prices from $455,000 plus closing costs 3 & 4 Bedroom / 3 Bath Units 1645 square feet (MOL)Residences available from $550,000plus closing costs

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Page 14 The Abaconian June 1, 2004 formerly Triple J Marine ElectronicsFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repairs of: Xantrex, Balmar and others SIMRADRaymarineF.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained TechnicianNow Located atop The Jib Room at Marsh Harbour MarinaTel: (242) 367-2163 Fax:(242)367-3388 e-mail: merlin@abacoinet.com www.merlinsmarine.comMonitoring VHF CH16 Monday Friday 8am 5pm Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is CherokeeHurricane season has just begun and predictions are that it will be an active season. Hurricane experts agree that this season could produce at least three hurricanes of category three or greater. The categories are based on wind speed, barometric pressure, storm surge height and damage potential. A Category One hurricane has a wind speed of between 74 and 95 mph and is considered a minimal hurricane causing minimal damage to vegetation. A Category Two hurricane has winds between 96 and 110 mph and causes some structural damage to buildings. A Category Three hurricane has winds between 111 and 130 mph and causes extensive structural damage. A Category Four hurricane has winds between 131 and 155 mph and causes extreme structural damage. Category Five has winds greater than 155 mph and is catastrophic. Hurricane Floyd had winds in Category Three when it passed over Abaco. While it Club NewsSenior Citizens Evening at RotaryBy Jennifer Hudson A very happy and appreciative group of Senior Citizens from Dundas Town and Murphy Town were treated to an evening out at the Abaco Beach Hotels Anglers Restaurant on May 24th by the Rotary Club of Abaco. Enjoying a delicious meal and an evening of socializing and music were Cynthia Curry, Catherine Davis, Eloise and Wilfred Cornish, George and Arementa McKenzie, Hiram and Verleta Davis, Joyce Smith and Reginald Anderson. Club Service Chairman, Gentry Morris, organizer of the event, stated, Senior citizens are the stalwarts of our community. Rotarian Bryan Thompson read the poem Beyond Measure as a tribute to the senior citizens and Sandra Albury read A Tribute to Mothers followed by Fred Gottliebs Tribute to Fathers The Jesus vocal group sang a delightful medley of sacred songs and one senior citizen was heard to remark at the end of the selection, I could have listened to more of that, showing just how much it was appreciated. Guest speaker for the evening was Mrs. Charlamae Fernander, Chief Welfare Officer for Abaco with the Department of Social Services. She stated that there are 154 senior citizens on the food assistance programme. Needy persons are also given assistance with housing, home help and medical attention. The measure of a society is how well it looks after its children and senior citizens, stated Ms. Fernander. The department is always looking for new ways to improve its services and seeks partnerships from social and church groups in the community. It is the desire of Social Services to be able to set up a resident facility that is affordable to seniors but this is an ambitious project. Meanwhile, we have to rethink ways to address the need. Ms. Fernander closed by challenging people to get involved with senior citizens, give them quality time by perhaps taking them to a place they have never been or taking them back to revisit their roots if they have moved here from another area. Each senior citizen present received a gift bag from the Rotary Club. Several of the seniors thanked the Rotary Club for giving them such a wonderful evening and expressed how good it was to get out of the house to socialize and still feel a part of the community.Rotary President Elect Attends Meeting in JamaicaBy Jennifer Hudson Mr. Kevin Sterling, President Elect of the Rotary Club of Abaco, attended a fiveday conference on May 4-8 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The focus of this 30th Annual Assembly Conference was for District Governor Elect, Dr. Victor Gibbs, to train the presidents and secretaries with whom he will be working during his term in office. He announced that the theme for Rotary International for the upcoming year will be Celebrate Rotary since this year will mark its centennial year. Rotary was founded on February 23rd, 1905. The Governor stated that his focus for the upcoming year will be on health concerns, water management, the alleviation of poverty, literacy and education and the family of rotary. It will be the task of each of the Rotary Clubs to come up with projects to educate the public on these matters. Mr. Sterling said, It was an honour and a privilege to have attended this conference, and it has opened my eyes towards a better understanding of what Rotary is all about. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self and the Rotary Club of Abaco, under my leadership, will be rendering service above self at all times. We aim to work together to make the presence of the Rotary Club of Abaco strongly felt in the community.New Officers Are ElectedBy Isobel Sherman The Pilot Club of Central Abaco held its election for officers for the 2004-2005 year on May 18 at a meeting held at Central Abaco Primary School. Craig Cornish was elected President with Claudius Rolle elected as President Elect. Adrienne Spicer was elected Secretary and Sharon Dorsette was elected Treasurer. Installation of the new slate of officers will be on June 20. The location of the installation has yet to be determined.Hurricane Season Officially Openswas still at sea off the coast of Eleuthera, it was a Category Four hurricane. But the winds were so strong that the hurricane formed two eyes, reducing the wind velocity and saving Abaco from even more devastating damage.Road Safety Is Everyones Responsibility Quality Furniture Competitive Prices Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391 ROOMS TO GO20 04

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsBoaters Paradise still available on the pristine Sea of Abaco. All ocean front lots are under contract, however the Sea of Abaco still awaits with its perfect deep water dock on parcel 5, as well as the ideal island cottage. Parcel 4 is a magnificent lot, deep water for a dock, as well as beautiful property for a custom home or cottage. The best beach on Elbow Cay with its long winding white sand shores is just a short walk away. Beach access is provided to the north of parcel 3. Call today to schedule an appointment to view this one of a kind property on Elbow Cay.Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsLocated at One Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, BahamasContact Chris Thompson or Greg Roberts(242) 366-0216 phone (242) 366-0223 faxVisit our website for additional listings at www.elbow-cay.com Sea To Sea Estate Property This Property is Shown by Appointment Only and is Offered Exclusively by SOLDSOLD SOLD 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: 242-367-3260www.bahamasrealty.bs E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bs Select Properties Split Rocks. Sea of Abaco Acreage! "Lukkai", a commercially zoned offering, encompasses 15 acres of rolling hills and near -virgin forest. Situated between Treasure Cay and Treasure Cay International Airport, the property runs 650 feet on the Highway and boasts over 630 feet on the Sea of Abaco. Access roads, interior roads and paths, 30'x50' storage building. The high elevation affords lovely views. Perfect for a small resort or secluded estate. Hardshore for possible dockage. Well suited for Development or Buyer looking for privacy and seclusion. #8729 Realistically priced at $590,000Bahama Palm Shores. Priced to sell! Nice 10,000 s. f. home site in Section 2. Walk to gorgeous 8 Mile Beach! #6872 $15,000Guana Cay. REDUCED 2/2 cottage, just steps to the beach. Vaulted ceilings, tile, screened porch, elevated deck, A/C, dockage. Excellent rental record. #7900. $385,000 Guana Cay. UNDER CONTRACT! Home site just steps from the Atlantic Ocean beach and Guana Seaside Resort. Perfect for cozy vacation cottage. #8348. $50,000 Lubber Quarters. SOLD! 1.98 acres on north end, west side, 168' frontage. Nearly complete 1,000 s. f. cottage. Gorgeous beach & views. #8213. $230,000 Man-O-War, Dickie's Cay UNDER CONTRACT! 36,200 s.f. sea to harbour. Main house and guest quarters, handcrafted in fine shipwright fashion, protected dockage on harbour #8211 $995,000 Scotland Cay. Rare, gorgeous and well-priced. 23,560 s.f. home site with 150' on the Sea of Abaco. Near marina with good water for dockage. #6180. $245,000 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 $41,000 Split Rocks J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery By Portia Jonsson Hurricane season is here and the members of the Disaster Preparedness Committee for Central Abaco is not waiting until the last minute to put things in order. On May 4th the committee met briefly to re-establish and re-confirm emergency shelters and subcommittees in case of a disaster. Mr. Alexander Williams, Senior Island Administrator, asked for the confirmation of shelters to have the list published. He asked Mr. Silbert Mills whether he would consider co-chairing the committee this season to which Mr. Mills replied, As long as you are here, I am here. With regard to the emergency shelters, Mr. Sarone Kennedy said inspections had started the day before beginning with Central Abaco Primary and that was all they were able to complete so far. He has additional buildings in mind but would need something in writing from the owners to see if they are receptive to this idea. A request for more volunteers was made. It was agreed that the need for volunteers would have to be communicated through a drive. Mr. Williams stated his disappointment that no representatives from Transportation, BEC, Ministry of Tourism, Fire and Rescue or the medical team were present. Subcommittees were: Shelter Management Team (Red Cross), Transportation Committee (Police), Environmental Health (HazMat Team), Medical Management, Trauma One, Medical First Responders, Evacuation Management, Safety (Ministry of Works and Police), Communications, Waste Management, Utilities (B.E.C., Water & Sewerage and BaTelCo), Search and Rescue and Relief Supplies. Before concluding, the Island Administrator called for another meeting to held later in the month for sub-committee members.Disaster Committee OrganizesThe Bahamas Billfish Championship returned to the newly renovated Spanish Cay Resort & Marina on May 9th14th for leg two of the five tournament series. The venue continued to be a huge success for the 44 participating teams. A total of 80 billfish were caught during the week and the teams proved the Spanish Cay area to be fertile fishing grounds for blue marlin. The fishing boat Hey Jude captured the championship by boating a 609pound blue marlin releasing three more blues and a white marlin during the week. Second place was Tangled in Blue and third place honors went to Aquasition Sponsor Rolex will award the Rolex Grand Prize to the 2004 Overall Champion. The Grand Prize winner will represent the Bahamas Billfish Championship by participating, courtesy of Rolex, in the Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic held in October of each year at Lizard Island, Australia. For the week the 44 teams caught 80 qualified billfish. All catches are verified using time and date stamped digital photos. Blue marlin accounted for 56 of the catches, with 24 white marlin filling the balance. All but four blue marlin were released. The anglers were treated to parties which included a Mexican Fiesta. Hosts of the social functions included Bimini Island Air and Bristol Cellars Wines & Spirits. In 2000 the Bahamas Billfish Championship established an endowed Scholarship Fund to enable Bahamian students the opportunity to pursue a degree in marine biology. As of the second leg of the five tournament series for 2004, more than $20,000 has been raised for the scholarship fund this year.Second BBC Tournament Attracts 44 Fishing Teams Buckle Up... Its the Law!

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Page 16 The Abaconian June 1, 2004 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 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.Waterfront VillasOne & two bedroom units On the ocean & harbour All with Full Kitchen/Air Cond/Sat TVFull Service Marina50 Deepwater Slips Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice Call and ask about our off season rates for our villas and marina For local transportation to Sea SprayCall VHF 16 or 366-0065 E-mail: seasprayres@oii.net www.seasprayresort.comJoin us for our daily Bahamian Specials Hair, Body & Soul Unisex Salon Need a new look? Let us help! BarberingWaxingMassagesFacialsAcrylic NailsAirbrushingEar PiercingHair ExtensionsLonnette, Florence, Misty &CindyTuesday Saturday 9 am 6 pm Located on Crockett Drive next to K & S AutoTel: 367-0125 Clinic Receives New Equipment Gil and Lori Green of Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, have donated an ultrasound machine to the Abaco Family Medicine Clinic in Marsh Harbour. Gil and Lori are the founders and owners of Gulfcoast. They are shown above along with Raquel Sully, a technician at the clinic here. Raquel on the left has completed training courses at Gulfcoast and will be getting advanced training several times yearly. The clinic can now offer ultrasound examinations for their patients and patients of other clinics in the community. Since Raquel lives here, emergency scans can be made on a daily basis. By lsobel Sherman Islander Express Bus Service provides service from Sandy Point to Marsh Harbour with stops at several communities along the way. There are two bus stops in Marsh Harbour, Marsh Harbour Public Library and the roundabout by M & R Grocery. Ms. Gail Knowles, owner and operator of the bus service, is providing public transportation through central and south Abaco. Ms. Knowles met with officials at Abaco Tourist Office to apprize the at she will gladly carry visitors to destinations south of Marsh Harbour by scheduled service or by charter. Many visitors who do not rent a car and find taxis too expensive. Ms. Knowles has taken visitors to Casuarina Point and Long Beach as well as Sandy Point. According to Ms. Knowles, Don Cornish, Manager of the Abaco Tourist Office, was in favor of this service. The buses make three round trips per day between Sandy Point and Marsh Harbour. They are air-conditioned and handicap accessible. Ms. Knowles feels that this service is long needed on Abaco and is working with Mr. Strachan, who is operating Enhovahs bus service through Murphy Town and Dundas Town. At a recent meeting of the Road Traffic Authority in Marsh Harbour it was brought out that public buses could include stops at the ferry dock. Ms. Knowles is asking people to write to the Road Traffic Authority and to the Administrator telling them where they would like to see bus stops. Ms. Knowles feels if persons who work on the cays could take a bus to and from the ferry, it would cut down on the parking congestion at the ferry dock. Buses could take care of the transportation needs of the residents who need transportation but do not own a car. There is a need for reliable public transportation on Abaco and Islander Express as well as Ennovahs are trying to fill that need.Bus Company Provides Needed Service New Ambassador from US May Be NamedBy Isobel Sherman The State Department of the United States is considering nominating John D. Rood of Florida to be the United States Ambassador to The Bahamas. His nomination will have to be ratified by the Senate. Mr. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said the Bahamian government was aware of the nomination. Before the official process the United Sates passes the name to the country to see if it is an acceptable nominee to the country as a matter of procedure. There has been no ambassador to The Bahamas from the United States since December 2003 when Ambassador Richard Blankenship resigned. He was also from the State of Florida.Airports Will Be UpgradedThe Min. of Transport and Aviation, the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, has announced that the airports at Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay and several others have been selected for upgrading for night flights. She mentioned this when she announced that the airports on Exuma and San Salvador have been approved for night flights by the Federal Aviation Authority. She continued, The Ministry of Transport and Aviation is aware that a great deal of work must still be done to make our islands more accessible. In due time we hope to significantly improve the comfort and convenience of travel to our Family Islands for the benefit of our citizens and visitors. National News

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 Announcing Dental SpecialistsAgape FAgape F Agape FAgape F Agape F amilyamily amilyamily amily Dental Centre Dental Centre Dental Centre Dental Centre Dental CentreDr. Therese M. Bonamy & StaffP.O. Box AB 20676, Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 242-367-4355/54 Fax: 367-2193E-mail: agapedental@batelnet.bs Dr. Munir Rashad June 11 Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeon (Wisdom teeth) Dr. Woodley Thompson June 17, 18 Orthodontics (Braces) Dr. Antoine Clarke June 24-25 Periodontics (Gum disease & implants) Dr. Therese Bonamy (Full time) General Dentistry (Aesthetic, Restorative & ZOOM BLEACHING) Janet Ferguson RDH (Full time) Dental Hygienist Call today for an appointment All emergencies and walk-ins are welcome Proverbs 3:5-6 Restaurant Music byStone McEwan & Thunder 8 12 pm Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday Chinese Buf Chinese Buf Chinese Buf Chinese Buf Chinese Buf fet fet fet fet fet Weds night 6 10 pmRibs, chick Ribs, chick Ribs, chick Ribs, chick Ribs, chick en, fish BBQ en, fish BBQ en, fish BBQ en, fish BBQ en, fish BBQ Sat night 6 10 pmDaily Specials including Soup Bar Snacks Voodoo JuiceConch CrawlerHoward MassellesLocated at the Conch Inn Hotel & Marina Tel: (242) 367-4444 VHF Ch 16 Waterfront or Air conditioned dining Open 7 days / week 7 a.m. until... Breakfast 7:30 am to 1 1:30 am Lunch 11:30 am to 4 pm Dinner 6 pm to 10 pmWatch Boats & Sunset atConch Out Conch Out Conch Out Conch Out Conch OutWW WW W aterater aterater ater frfr frfr fr ont Baront Bar ont Baront Bar ont BarHome of the Conch Crawler & Voodoo drinkHope Towns Dump Is TransformedHope Towns garbage problem is finally being solved. Garbage will be barged to Marsh Harbour in bins that will be exchanged twice weekly. Shown above is the dump site after a week end of cleanup and leveling. A trench will hold the large bins so they can be filled easily, then they will be carried away. A specially equipped truck will travel back and forth on the barge to service the bins, taking the bins to the staging area in White Sound on Elbow Cay and carrying the bins to the dump in Marsh Harbour. The residents have been very upset with the continual burning of the dump which was necessary to keep the volumne from overflowing the dump site. Shown at the left is the old garbage scow from the 1970s when garbage was towed out around North End point and dumped at sea. Much of it washed back onto the beach. The beach did not have value in the days before visitors and second home owners. It was not good for fishing or for boating. The men at the scow are Theodore Malone and Charles Malone, both now deceased. Local Agent:Marsh Harbour Shipping Company P.O.Box AB 20777242-367-3341 Fax:242-367-4885 Ray Weatherford,Shelly Russell and John BethellThe BestConnectionto AbacoSaturday departure and Sunday arrival,ready for Monday pick-upFull Container Load Services including expanded area of equipment positioning throughout the southeast United StatesWe provide fenced and secure dockside storage and parking in Marsh HarbourConveniently located near Interstate 95 at 1489 Martin Luther King,Jr.Blvd.Riviera Beach,FL 561-844-8306Consistent and personal customer serviceLess-than-container load, Refrigerated and Consolidation Services By Lyndon Scott A new track and field athletic club has been formed in North Abaco. The S.C. Bootle Dolphin Track and Field Athletic Club was formed on May 25 when members of the executive were elected. The President of the club is Ms. Lashanti McIntosh; the Vice President is Mr. Colton Russell; the secretary of Ms. Cassie McIntosh, the Assistant Secretary is Ms. Amanda Parker and the Treausrer is Ms. Samajra Baillou. The coaches are Mr. Lyndon Scott and Mr. Jose Torres. The Public Relations Officer is Ms. Anita Rolle of Radio Abaco, while the Patron of the club is the Rt. Hon. Mr. Hubert Ingraham, MP for North Abaco. The club has 40 members and has already started some fund raising activities for the upcoming track and field season. The first goal of the club is to become affiliated with the BAAA so that they can benefit from the various coaching programmes that they usu provide. However, the club is still looking around for sponsors to provide the necessary funding for uniforms, transportation and hotel accommodation.North Abaco Forms Track Club

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Page 18 The Abaconian June 1, 2004 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Ph: 242-367-2797 Fax: 242-367-2359@available GATORADEHERRSHERRS HERRSHERRS HERRS Ranch Flavored Tortilla ChipsSaddle up for some serious flavor! Herrs delicious new Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips deliver a hearty, bold ranch taste that you wont be able to get enough of. Viva La Ranch!WelchsIts a fact.Gatorade is the most researched sports drink on the planet. Which might explain why nothing refuels and replenishes better not water, not juice or soda, not other sports drinks. Its scientifically formulated to have the right taste, the right amount of carbs and no carbonation.Welchs Grape Juice has been a family favorite for more than six generations. Today, our classic purple grape juice has been joined by a wide variety of wholesome juices to please every taste. Theyre all made with the same attention to quality as the original The choice for great cola taste. Aquafina PEPSI Enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Aquafina. Our state of the art reverse osmosis purification system ensures consistently great tasting Aquafina in every bottle. 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 Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $110 $295 $645 26 Paramount $180 $450 $925 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour By Robert and Carolyn Wilson Several years ago, Carolyn gave me a table top picture book A Day in the Life of America. There were colorful photographs that instantly captured life across the United States as it really was. Now, from our anchorage in the northern harbour of Man-OWar Cay, we have been able to observe a more simple life and a few colorful individuals reminding us of the happier times that were reflected in my picture book. Man-O-War Cay, a small Abaco island, was settled by a single young couple in 1820. Reportedly, a 1977 survey indicated that 230 of the 235 current residents of ManO-War could trace their ancestry to Pappy Ben and Mammy Nellie. Today it is much the same there are the Alburys and there are the Sweetings. Along Harbour Road there are two boatyards and a grocery store owned by the Alburys and on Queens Highway there is a larger grocery. The Sweetings operate the only hardware store where charge accounts are welcomed. The families of Man-O-War are very enterprising. Albury Brothers Boat Building handcrafts a very respectable fiberglass outboard boat while Edwins Boat Yard does major boat repair. Ralph Albury operates the largest fleet of ferry boats, providing Abaconians with their primary mode of inter-island transportation. David Albury is a painter, real estate agent and fisherman but also maintains the boat moorings in the harbour. Emerson Albury and his son Andy create hand carved, hardwood half-models of sailboats and frame models of Abaconian dinghies. And Ms. Lola sells fresh baked bread and pastry from her golf cart to all that dare land at the ManO-War Marina. Casey, an older, friendly Golden Retriever, is the marina greeter. The last time they counted there were four cars on Man-O-War. There are some very small trucks, mostly Daewoos, that are used to haul freight from the government dock to the stores. People drive golf carts as the five streets are only wide enough for two of them to pass. There is only one gas pump, three churches and a part-time clinic. The businesses close for lunch from noon to one each day and everything is closed on Sunday. No alcohol is sold on the island and everyone leaves their doors unlocked. The only time a policeman is on the island is when the banker requires an escort but the bank is only open for four hours on Wednesdays. At the end of the day the ferry departs with the work crews and calm settles over Man-O-War, but not last night. The Man-O-War Pirates have started their softball season at the newly renovated stadium overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Hamburgers and chicken were grilled on an open spit prior to the game and homemade coconut ice cream was available for dessert. Everyone was there. The team from Coopers Town, some 20 miles away on the mainland, failed to show up reportedly due to high seas. Not to be unsettled, volunteers were recruited from the stands, enabling them to have the required 18 players. Those who didnt have ball gloves borrowed them from the opposing teams players. The catcher would serve as the umpire. The game started on time and as it turned out, the players were excited to be playing and the fans were encouraging their respective family member. The game was tied 3 to 3 when Walter Sweeting, the hardware store manager, attempted a slide into third base. He was trapped by his son, the shortstop, and was thrown out by his nephew, the third baseman. The inning was over. There were some very good hitters, and whenever a player hit a foul ball over the fence, it landed in the ocean. The little Pirates would scurry to the beach and try to retrieve the ball. The game went into overtime with a score of 9 to 9 when the crew of Gypsy Common joined by a host of other visiting cruisers started the wave. Chris, the marina manager and recruited outfielder, laughed as his hometown fans noticed he seemed to have his own rooting section. The home team won 11 to 9. But it was such a beautiful night that the teams decided to play an extra inning just for fun. And when it was all over, everyone got on golf carts and headed home. As we walked along the quiet streets and headed back to the boat, we noticed the homes and the well manicured lawns. There was no litter, very little noise. The only sounds were those of a child practicing America The Beautiful on the piano and a group of people scheduling the next days ferry ride over to the mainland. Aboard Gypsy Common later that night we listened to the BBC News report the impending war in Iraq. It seems there is unrest in many parts of the world, but we felt safe and content on our mooring in the harbour during another peaceful night at Man-O-War.A Special Place With Man-O-War Pirates 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. Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerels Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 Full Range of Reliable Johnson & Advanced Evinrude Motors. In Stock 2 hp thru 250 hp at Lower than U.S. Prices. Full Range of Johnson & Evinrude Parts in Stock. Factory Trained Mechanics & Reliable Service. Ask About Our Three Year Warranty Policy. DOLPHIN MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4262 ISLAND MARINE Parrot Cay 242-366-0282 SEA HORSE MARINE Hope Town 242-366-0023 ROBERTS MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4249 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 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 three packed services each Sunday morning. Although only women traveled to the conference from Abaco, it was open to both men and women. The theme for the conference was Men and Women Walking in Gods Divine Purpose On the Saturday Rev. Carla Culmer was the guest speaker which was an honour for her as that church does not normally believe in allowing women preachers in the pulpit. She was the first woman minister invited into that church to speak. She was extremely well received and as a result was invited to sit in the pastors chair on Sunday morning. Since the Abaco group was the only delegation from The Bahamas, they gave a presentation on behalf of their country and presented the church with a Bahamian painting and a package from the Ministry of Tourism. The members of the Israel Baptist Church expressed their desire for an exchange visit with The Bahamas next year. On their return from the conference the women of St. Andrews felt that it had been a wonderful power-packed four days and that they had all come back greatly enriched. As one member described it, The experience received had been a spiritual enrichment encounter and had refocused us to the purpose to which God had called us.Reach Out To Live Mens NightBy Jennifer Hudson As part of Rex Majors Reach Out To Live celebration, a Mens Evening Out entitled Just For Men was held at Mackerels Restaurant in Dundas Town on May 10th. Forty-seven men from all walks of life including parliamentarians, businessmen, construction workers and fishermen attended this very successful event to enjoy a good meal, fellowship together and hear featured speaker, Mr. Kendall Nottage. Rex Major gave a welcome address outlining the reasons for the event and establishing his link with Mr. Kendall Nottage. Mr. Major was always interested in the development of youth, so when Kendall Nottage was pronounced first Minister of Youth by then Prime Minister Lyndon Pindling, he urged Mr. Nottage to use all his skills and ability to provide a healthy and meaningful agenda for all aspects of youth development. The other significant connection was in 1996 when Mr. Major encouraged Kendall Nottage to speak to the nation on a nationally televised outreach event Say Yes To Righteousness on July 4th of that year in front of about 3,000 people gathered in Rawson Square. It was on the 20th anniversary of the ministry of Rex Major and the 23rd anniversary of the Independence of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas when the public heard for the first time of the dramatic spiritual change in the life of Mr. Nottage. He was more than overjoyed by the privilege offered him on that platform to speak directly to the Bahamian people. Mr. Major went on to state that he has been encouraging Mr. Nottage through the years since then, and it was this commitment that led to him being selected as featured speaker for this occasion. In his talk Mr. Nottage made a strong call to the men to recognize that the fullest contribution of their manhood to themselves, their families and society at large cannot be truly achieved without the full leadership of Jesus Christ as Lord. He spoke of the commitment he had made to Jesus at the Tom Skinner Crusade but admitted that several years later, although the Lord had kept all His promise to Nottage, he had not delivered on his promise to serve Him. He had backslid and was living a life unto himself in which politics was first in everything and was consuming his whole life. Mr. Major stated that the response of the men to this evening was extremely cordial and sincere and with unanimous voice they expressed the rich blessings they had received from Mr. Nottages presentation. An influential clergyman with excited evaluation stated that such an experience was a first in Abacos history where men from all denominations, races and political affiliations were so unitedly involved in an event just for men. Prayers were offered by Elder William Swain, Bishop Henfield and Rev. Carlton Dorsette, President of the Abaco Christian Council. Pastor David Cartwright accompanied his solos and the congregational singing on his piano accordion. More Church News ChurchFrom Page 2 Archbilshop Drexel Gomez is seen here conversing with Administrator Gary Knowles on his recent visit to Abaco

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Page 20 The Abaconian June 1, 2004 HIGH-SPEEDWIRELESS INTERNET Out 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 Bay Treasure CayNow Available in:Wireless@abacoinet.comGreen Turtlecoming next month367-3006 from the Friends of the Environment office on Don MacKay Boulevard. Ms. Moultrie stated that good plants to utilize in the Bahamas are sea grape, coco plum and native scaevola as they tolerate salt and drought very well. In an effort to help make this information more widely known, Ms. Moultrie said that it is intended to begin giving information packages to realtors in the form of a welcome package to advise new home buyers on how best to landscape their properties. The developers of Winding Bay have been asked not to plant invasives and are cooperating by replanting native trees which had to be moved for building to take place. Plant ExpoFrom Page 5 The Bahamas is the only country with an invasive species strategy, stated Ms. Moultrie. Project surveys and workshops on how to assess risks have been held in New Providence, Abaco, Andros, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera and San Salvador with Abaco being the most active island in trying to get rid of invasives and spreading the word through the work of the Friends of the Environment. Each person present at the meeting was given a native plant to plant in their garden with the promise that they would remove at least one invasive plant. Two lignum vitae trees (the national tree of The Bahamas) were auctioned and raised six hundred dollars for the continuation of the work of The Friends of the Environment. to direct the rescuers to the site of the crash. Though suffering from a broken leg and ankle he had dragged himself from the wreckage to where he could be seen in order to get help. Help was immediately summoned and Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Trauma One were on the scene within minutes. The rescuers were able to get the two injured survivors to the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic quickly. They were Rescue workers remove the bodies from the plane that crashed on May 27 off the Marsh Harbour airport. Investigators are studying the evidence to determine the cause of the crash. The two surviors are expected to make a full recovery. flown into Nassau for surgery at Doctors Hospital for multiple fractures, lacerations and internal injuries. The teams had to utilize their man power to turn the plane right side up and use cutters and other equipment to extract the bodies from the wreckage. Three persons were pronounced dead at the scene by the government doctor. The accident is being investigated by the FAA and Bahamas Aviation Department but the cause of the crash will not be known for some time.Rescue Teams Removed Bodies CrashFrom Page 1 The rescue teams physically flipped the plane over so they could remove the bodies from the front of the plane.

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 21 Gallery & Frame Shop Tel: 367-4227 Abaco Glass Tel: 367-2442 American friends. But love of the land and good husbandry brought them through. What about us? How can we hope to continue to exist almost entirely on food purchases from abroad. Our land shows us that it can produce of itself. One of our last colonial governors, a Devon man, told me he met a group of our stalwart Red Devon cattle in the forest in Exuma. Abaco Wild Horses are causing a stir at present, wild cotton still grows on the outskirts of Clarence Town, Long Island. Cattle are appearing out of the Abaco forest and are being slaughtered on the highway, and wild hogs are still very much alive in the same forest. So, we know that our land can produce, we can tap our expert local sources of knowledge and experience, and we have a surprising quality of interest from the The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department was called to protect the BEC power plant fuel tanks when nearby forest fires threatened their facility. The officials were concerned about the fuel tanks because they are adjacent to the area of the fire. The two firemen shown are Steve Sturnick and Heath Higgs. The fire hydrants within the BEC compound made it easy for the firemen to refill their tank truck.Forest Fire Threatens BEC Tanks Subscribe toThe Abaconianyoung (witness the high school successes and the clamour for land grants). We also have both organisations and individuals with millions of dollars to invest in promising projects. So what is stopping us? Could it be a dead-handed hierarchy in the government service? Dear Editor, my letter has alas turned into an article! I have not the contacts with the Ministry that I had long ago when I followed our agricultural progress closely. So I am not up to date on their current progress. However, they certainly do not proclaim any. The last statement on our new packing houses and other infrastructure ended with the comment No, they are not being built yet. It is infuriating. I hope you will air my despair. Yours sincerely, Frances Tuplin LettersFrom Page 21RELIABILITY IS STANDARD Master MarinePh 367-4760 Cell 375-8240 Email: master.marine@abacoinet.comOn the Marsh Harbour waterfront behind Bristol Cellars liquors IN Stock NOW $450Worry-Free DivingRepower your compressor with a reliable Honda GX120 4.0 hp engine. These overhead valve engines are extremely reliable, fuel efficient, and easy to maintain. Honda engines provide dependable power for a variety of replacement applications where quality and reliability are essential. If it's worth repowering it's worth a Honda. It Pays to AdvertiseBoaters Contribute to Our EconomyBoats in storage and boats on anchor attest to Abacos boating appeal. Most of the boats in the water belong to visitors while most of the boats in storage on land belong to second home owners. There are many dry storage yards on Abaco full of boats belonging to second home owners. These are all small enough to be moved on trailers while other yards have railways or traveling boat lifts capable of putting 80 tons ashore. This is a portion of the storage yard of the Outboard Shop at the head of the harbour of Marsh Harbour which is the Bombardier distributor supplying engines to all The Bahamas except for New Providence.

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Page 22 The Abaconian June 1, 2004Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties34 hse + 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties30 + 365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn22 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 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 Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 3650083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general Abaco information www.abacoinet.com www.abacoinfo.com www.abacos.com www.go-abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.com Min. of Tourism + agents who have multiple cottages and houses Early Bird Breakfast CafeShop #8 Colina Building Tel: 367-5310$2.99Bahamian Breakfast Sheep Tongue Souse, Chicken Souse Stewed Conch/Fish Boiled Fish Tuna, Corned Beef and Sausage with Grits Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .Floor Tiles from 6" x 6" up to 18" x 18" Wall Tiles in 4" x 4" 6" x 6" 6" x 8" up to 10" x 16" We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optional Abaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display 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.bsBobby Malone, honorary mother of bride, lit a candle in memory of the brides mother who passed away last year. Bernadette wore a beautiful gown of taupe tulle and was attended by her sister-in-law, Bonnie Malone as Matron of Honour, and three bridesmaids wearing pale moss green gowns followed by a flower girl and ring bearer. Best man was Elvis Key, childhood friend of the groom. CaysFrom Page 7 The flowers decorating the church and those in the bouquets and boutonnieres were selected for their meaning: daisies for loyal love and innocence, white roses for love, friendship and purity, asters for love, sunflowers for pride and sunshine, tulips for luck, pink carnations for always on my mind, callalilies for beauty, hydrangeas for thank you for understanding and one yellow rose in memory of the brides mother. Just after the entrance of the bride, a power cut could have ruined the occasion necessitating the rest of the ceremony to be concluded without music but Garrett Kemble, Methodist youth worker, was among the guests and had his guitar handy and so obligingly saved the day. A reception was held following the ceremony at Club Soleil. Bernadette grew up on Tilloo Cay and Hope Town and is receptionist with Frederik Gottlieb and Company. Her new husband grew up on Long Island and Nassau and is a painting contractor. The couple will make their home in Marsh Harbour. Mr. and Mrs. Harding Marsh H. Fire Department Receives DonationA $5,000 donation was made to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department by the W.J. Private Foundation headed by Paul Wujack shown above on the left. It was presented to Steve Skulnick of the Fire Department in recognition of his volunteer service to the greater Marsh Harbour community. Mr. Wujack and the foundation he heads want to recognize those non-Bahamians living here who give their services to the community. Mr. Wujack previously donated $5000 for repairing the Dundas Town fire truck and $10,000 to the renovations of the Dundas Town government clinic. Mr. Skulnick is an asset to the fire department as he has many years of experience fighting bush fires in Northern California.

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 23 Dive Shops Marsh HarbourDive Abaco...................................367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive Center............367-2963Hope TownFroggies...................................... 366-0431Treasure CayTreasure Divers............................365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures.............365-8111Green Turtle CayBrendals Dive Center...................365-4411 Guana Cay Dive 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 Airpor t 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.................50......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats from U.S. can clear Customs at Walkers Cay, Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour 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 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 27May2004 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 Emergency ServicesAmbulance Marsh Harbour Trauma One367-2911 Police Marsh Harbour367-2560 Fire Marsh Harbour367-2000 Fire Dundas Town367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope TownVHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay365-4133 Fire Man-O-War365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areasMarine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500, Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana 365-5178, Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town.........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay.....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town...............366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point.............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town.................................

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SECTION B, JUNE 1st, 2004Waves Create Great Surfing CompetitionThe group of students earning a 4.0 GPA in Abacos high schools is shown above at the awards ceremony held on May 20. They are shown with some of the organizers of the event. They are, left to right, Sen. Ricardo Whylly; Raenell Lowe (Grade 11, Forest Heights Academy); master of cermonies William Davis; Charlotte Collins (Grade 11, Forest Heights); Administrator Alexander Williams; key note speaker, the Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Min. of Financial Services; Viline Baptist (Grade 12, St. Francis de Sales School); Miquell Miller (Grade 12, Forest Heights); Deputy Administrator Roderick Bowe; Benjamin Collie (Grade 11, Long Bay High School); Amy Key (Grade 12, Forest Heights); and Gaynor Seymour from Nassau.Outstanding Youth Are RecognizedOver 400 Attend Island-wide PresentationBy Isobel Sherman This year marked the second spring that outstanding students were honored for their accomplishments during a special islandwide ceremony. The ceremony was held on May 20 at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour. The top 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students in all schools were honored at the ceremony. These students all had grade point averages of 3.0 and above. Included for the first time the top female and male sixth grade students in each primary school were also honored. The Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. Allison Maynard-Gibson was the guest speaker for the evening who challenged the high school students to stay focused and wished them every success. Mrs. Gibson expressed deep appreciation to the teachers and to the parents of the students honored. Island Administrator Alexander Williams and Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal of Abaco Central High, spoke to the group encouraging the students to do well. Senator Trevor Ricardo Whylly is the president of the organization Outstanding Students in Bahamian High Schools Foundation which sponsored the event. He told the students that he was proud of their accomplishments and told them to follow On May 16th the Bahamas Amateur Surfing Association chartered a ferry from Hope Town to Guana Cay, transporting 45 surfers and spectators for a fun-filled afternoon of wave riding. The Guana Cay Open provided competition to top off a great afternoon.Winners in the Open Short Board Division were, left to right, Joshua Sands, fourth place winner; Blake Sands first place winner; Scott Patterson, Corey Engle, Ron Engle, Christian Wilhoyte, third place winner; Joey Gale, and Jeff Gale, second place winner. Receiving Honorable Mention were Andrea Reisberg, Corey Engle, Bronson Roberts and Ron Engle. See page 16 for the winners of the Novice Wave Riding Division.Min. of Finance Encourages Outstanding Youth Please see Students Page 2Cherokees Fire Engine ArrivesA fire truck for Cherokee Sound arrived on May 25 aboard the Duke of Topsail. The truck was donated by two Cherokee second home couples, Gene and Patti Mixon and Larry and Andy Luther who located, bought and sent the truck from West Palm Beach. United Abaco Shipping donated the freight and the government authorized a duty free exemption with customs clearance arranged and donated by Fredericks Agency. The community is working to assemble a team which will learn fire-fighting techniques and the operation of the pumps and other equipment on the truck. Sandy Point Homecoming and RegattaSecond Time AroundJune 4-6 Dont Miss It Plane Skids Off RunwayA plane crashed when it skidded off the runway at Walkers Cay on May 30. The pilot and four passengers were not hurt seriously and there was no major damage to the plane. The pilot, Mr. Frank Scott Henley, was flying in from Florida when the accident occurred about 9 a.m. The plane was a single engine Navaho. The incident is being investigated.

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Page 2 B The Abaconian June 1, 2004their dreams. William Tony Davis was the Abaco Coordinator of the program, assisted by Ms. Phillipa Farrington and Mrs. Neulessa Major. Mr. Davis served as Master of Ceremonies. Students earning a GPA of 4.0 were given a certificate from the Outstanding Students in Bahamian High School Foundation and a trophy donated by Rosie and Sons. Students earing a GPA of 3.0 to 3.99 were awarded a certificate and a medal. Outstanding students on other Family Islands receive their awards in Nassau. However, Abaco has too many honor students to go into Nassau. Refreshments were served after the ceremony at St Frances de Sales Church. Listed are the students with their Grade Point Average following.Grade 12 StudentsAbaco Central High SchoolJoyce Etienne3.31 Dashineak Charloton 3.35 Malisa Singh 3.5 Leonard Edgecombe 3.78 Javonicia Davis 3.24 Georgia Murray 3.09Agape Christian SchoolDonnika Rolle 3.4 Dawson Malone 3.8 Megan Albury 3.6 Javaughn Toote 3.5 Ryan Patterson 3.1 Zach Pinder 3.4Forest Heights AcademyClaire Basden 3.5 Shane Cash 3.9 Tia Knowles 3.77 Miquell Miller 4.0 Rebecca Risberg 3.8 Justine Sands 3.77 Ashley Sands 3.5 Amy Key 4.0 Elise Bethel 3.67Long Bay High SchoolBerline Dormeus 3.5 Wonsha Joseph 3.25 Pekito Bastien 3.25S.C. Bootle High SchoolSasha Smith 3.44St. Francis de Sales SchoolViline Bapitst 4.0 Scott Albury 3.7 Lashondra Curry 3.1 Tamika Bain 3.1 Charmelle Adderly 3.1Grade 11 studentsAbaco Central High SchoolKaris Edgecombe 3.69 Litisha Woods 3.38 Kieshchelle Thurston 3.24 Tanique Pratt 3.16 Kristin Jones 3.19 Collin Swain 3.11 Deon Smith 3.95 Dwayne Jones 3.14 Allita Bain 3.41 Latora Burrows 3.06 Phylicia Stuart 3.43Agape Christian SchoolFelicity Simms 3.85 Cody Lowe 3.85 Christopher Knowles 3.15Forest Heights AcademyChris Rutledge 3.77 Nathaniel Malone 3.8 Miranda McIntosh 3.9 Raenell Lowe 4.0 Stacy Lowe 3.5 Desirae Lowe 3.77 Tara Key 3.5 Jessica Higgs 3.97 Charlotte Collins 4.0 Amy Albury 3.67Long Bay High SchoolBenjamin Collie 4.0Outstanding Students Are Named at CeremonyKezia Etienne 3.5 Syrena Hollingsworth 3.0 Julienne Julmeus 3.0 Chaz Deveaux 3.0 Donell Adderley 3.0S.C. Bootle HighDelvano McIntosh 3.1 Joan Pinder 3.0 Vanessica Pritchard 3.0St. Francis de Sales SchoolAshlea Archer 3.9 Shagerra Edgecombe 3.8 Peter Williams 3.1Grade 10 StudentsAbaco Central High School Larissa Burrows 3.35 Lathera Lightbourne 3.43 Sable Cox 3.2 Nickesia Jones 3.44 Lunique Lightbourne 3.4 Javal Thompson 3.09 Samantha Pinder 3.26 Shanae Murphy 3.0 Mikelle Baillou 3.3 Nina Roberts 3.2 Belinda Jacobs 3.6 Shemetrus Albury 3.1Agape Christian SchoolTiffany Williams 3.7 Trenaire Wells 3.6 Myles Roberts 3.5 Andrew Lowe 3.15 Akeva Lightbourne 3.7 Cecil Grant 3.5 Lawrence Forbes 3.3 Lenae Brown 3.85 Matthew Bethel 3.8 Beth Albury 3.5Forest Heights AcademyBrittany Benjamin 3.95 Corenthea Johnson 3.7 Andrew Nottage 3.67 Jesica Sands 3.5 Leandra Thompson 3.5 Jordan Wells 3.67Long Bay High SchoolRaquell Berry 3.75 Lynden Hepburn 3.5 Davia Dean 3.25 DAndre Sands 3.0 S.C. Bootle High SchoolRayallan Fredericks 3.56 Marcus Josue 3.0 Jamal Wells 3.0St. Francis de SalesEden McIntosh 3.6 Giovanno Bain 3.4 Nigella Thompson 3.3 Lisa Kemp 3.3 Elsie Bain 3.3 Edith Dorestil 3.3 Shoshana Davis 3.3 Ladera Arnett 3.0 Wesley College Kestico Nabbie 3.0 Kneena Sands 3.05Sixth Grade Primary StudentsAgape Christian SchoolWesley Lowe 3.85 Robyn Claridge 3.75Amy Roberts PrimaryWendy Rutledge 3.8 Tyler Survance 3.5Central Abaco PrimaryShaquille Jones 2.95 Evelande Gedeon 3.85Coopers Town PrimaryShavantae Pedican 3.85 Travis Cornish 3.45Crossing Rocks PrimaryVanessa Russell 3.0 David Williams 3.0Fox Town PrimaryElon McIntosh 3.0 Tyronisha Stewart 3.05Hope Town PrimaryLouison Etienne 3.56 Stephanie Sweeting 3.8J.A. PinderIan McKinney 3.34 Chelsee Charlton 3.84Long Bay PrimaryLeann Albury 3.75 Denell Pubien 3.0Moores Island All AgeSantrecia Hield 3.33 Cedric Gaitor 3.06St. Francis de SalesAmy Mackey 4.0 Shannon Albury 3.8Outstanding AthletesBradon Stuart Abaco Central Alex Murray Forest Heights Theodore Sawyer St. Francis Students From Page 1 For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.com Services include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Well stocked marine store Mechanical repairs Marine Store Products: Yanmar Engines & Generators Marine Paints & Accessories Repair & Resin Supplies Yanmar Parts & Service Bottom Paint & Solvents Stainless Steel Bolts etc. Cleaning Supplies Cutlass Bearings Fuel Dock Zincs Full Service Boat Yard 8-ton Acme Boat Lift Bow thruster installation Plank replacement Service between Freeport and Marsh HarbourAbaco 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. Call for Charter and Group rates.For more information call 242-367-4826 Marsh Harbour Ph 242-352-5778 Fax 242-351-5693 Freeport Email: majorsair@coralwave.com Majors Air Service Flight Schedule Days Leave Freeport Arrive Marsh Harbour Leave Marsh Harbour Arrive Freeport 8:45 a.m. Thursdays thru Mondays Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7 a.m. 4 p.m. 7 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 4:45 p.m. 7:45 a.m. 8 a.m. 5 p.m. 8 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 5:45 p.m.Tamika Bain St. Francis Joseph Paul Wesley CollegeSouth Abaco Youth Leader AwardsYouth in Business Darrell Pinder Youth in Education Shamika White Youth in Creative Arts Kasheff Burrows Youth in Sports Shadrach Stuart Youth Organization Jimmy Greene Youth Leader Jason Roberts Youth in Community Service Savannah LightbourneCentral Abaco Youth Leader AwardsYouth in Business Mitchell Albury Youth in Creative Arts Britum Dormeus Youth in Education Viline Baptiste Youth in Community Service Belinda Jacobs Youth in SportsDwayne Adderley Youth Organization ECC Shool Youth in Enterprise Taka Russell Youth Leader Neulessa Major

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 B Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@coralwave.comWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote,Outstanding Grade 6 students were honored at a ceremony on May 20. The program included primary school students for the first time this year. At the back are Senator T. Ricardo Whylly and Deputy Administrator Roderick Bowe. Sen. Whylly is the President of the Outstanding Students in Bahamian Schools Foundation that sponsored the annual event.Foundation Recognizes Excellence CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front Posters Win First Place Central Abaco Primary celebrated Literacy Week with a speech competition, a reading competition, a banner competition and a writing competition. The decorated doors above were tied for first place. They represent favorite stories which the chldren enjoyed reading.

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Page 4 B The Abaconian June 1, 2004 2004 ADWORKSSALES OFFICES: NASSAU, FREEPORT, ABACO & ELEUTHERA CORPORATE CENTRE: EAST BAY STREET, NASSAU P.O. BOX SS 6232 Reality Check. You never know whats in yours. His future and yours can be protected with the right life insurance or investment plan.youre pretty sure college is in his future CongCong CongCong Cong rr rr r atulationsatulations atulationsatulations atulationsColbColb ColbColb Colb y and Ry and R y and Ry and R y and R ebeccaebecca ebeccaebecca ebeccaff ff f or Ror R or Ror R or R eceiving Teceiving T eceiving Teceiving T eceiving T opop opop op SS SS S tudent Atudent A tudent Atudent A tudent A ww ww w arar arar ar dsds dsds ds FF FF F rr rr r om Mama and P om Mama and P om Mama and P om Mama and P om Mama and P apaapa apaapa apa School NewsS.C. Bootle High SchoolAppreciation for Teachers Is ShownBy Rayallen Fredericks Hardworking, respectful and great role models are words that can describe the Teaching Dolphins at S.C. Bootle High School, the land of the Dynamic Dolphins. On May 12th the teachers of S.C. Bootle were shocked and speechless when a surprise ceremony was held in their honor. With the help of the Principal, Mr. Leslie Rolle, the teachers had no idea of the magnificent ceremony that was held. About twelve students came together, constructed a plan to show their extensive gratitude to the teachers. These exemplary students went around the entire school enlightening students with their creative idea. They got the co-operation of all the students, who were more than excited to participate and contribute to this ceremony. The ceremony, which was hosted by Chantelle McIntosh, Rayallan Fredericks and Kettlyne Durosca (three students), was planned by only students. The teachers were escorted to their seats as the ceremony had began and the ceremony commenced. Then the dark clouds grew and rain began to fall, disrupting the entire ceremony. The gathering area was relocated and the ceremony went on. The teachers were gracious to be appreciated in such and extraordinary manner. There were also hilarious students who mocked the teachers using famous phrases and actions. It was outrageous to see the teachers laughing at the way they act. The program took a twist when the hosts announced that a Teachers Idol was planned. This was a competition to find the teacher with the best singing talent. There were about seven teachers participating in the events. A winner was determined by the shouting out of the students. The winner was Mr. Enrique Brown. The ceremony ended with the presentation of gifts and baskets to the entire teaching staff. Was everything over? No, it wasnt. The male teachers teamed up with the baseball team for a fun and exciting game of baseball at the new and improved Bakers Arena. The students and the teachers both had unforgettable fun and this was all done to show that teachers are hardworking and deserve to be appreciated.Moores Island All Age SchoolBy Pastor Anthony Williams Track and field team of the school sent 18 athletes to Nassau to compete in the national competition. These athletes represented their school well, earning two awards. Franchester McBride won the gold medal in the girls 800 meter run in the under 13 category. Her time was 2 min 35 sec. She wins every competition that she enters. Christopher Heild came back with a silver medal that he earned when he came in second in the 800 meter race. He competed in the under 13 category with a time of 2 min 27 sec. Others making a good showing included Erin Davis in the under 10 category who made it to the finals. Sasha Davis also made it to the finals in the under 10 100 meter competition. The track team is coached by Pastor Anthony Williams.Central Abaco Primary SchoolStudents Say Thank YouBy Portia Jonnson In a special assembly at the Central Abaco Primary School on May 28th the students said Thank You to their teachers in recognition of Teachers Appreciation Week and paused to reflect on all that the teachers do every day. During the week long celebration teachers were honoured for their dedication, passion and caring nature. Not only were they recognized as the backbone of our nations education system but the guiding force in helping our children develop into healthy, happy and successful adults. The teachers were showered with flowers, fruit baskets, gifts and other items of appreciation. The schools PTA thanked the teachers during a special lunBE PREPARED...For any kind of Power FailureYanmar Generator10.6 27.5. kVACummings Generator550 2250 kVA We also carry John Deere generators 16-310 kVA Deutz Generators 315-585 kVA STANDBY GENERATORS Starting at $9000 with authentic switch boxes Generating power solutions from 10-50,00 kVA For Home or Business We can supply the power Contact Randy Collins at 544-9279 E-mail: clyn@batelnet.bs Please see School Page 5 The Ministry of Education on Abaco sponsors several competition throughout the school year. One of these is a General Knowledge Competition which was held on April 30th at the Learning Resources Centre. Six schools took part in the competition. These are the winners.

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 B Caribbean constructorsSand & Quarry Cracker Dust Rock Local 3/8" 3/4" Rock Imported ditto Pea Rock Imported Concrete Blocks6"x 8"x 16" 8"x 8"x 16"Monday Friday 7 am 4 pmP.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2502Deliveries throughout Abaco Affordable Reliable200-800 GPD SC Compact 1000-1500 GPD SC StandardSK WatermakersMarine, Residential, and Commercial Systems from 150 to 10,000 Gallons per Day Superior Warranty Coverage Highest Quality Components Wide Range of Options RO Parts & Supplies(772) 489-0 852www.skwatermakers.com4675 N. US 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34946Installation Available in Abaco by:PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town More School Newscheon. Teachers Appreciation Week offers parents and guardians an opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to parent-teacher partnerships.School Celebrates Literacy WeekBy Portia Jonsson Good Readers Are Life Long Learners was the theme of Central Abaco Primary Schools Literacy Week, which took place May 3rd-7th. Many different literacy activities were staged at the school including a reading competition, writing competition, best door competition and speech competition. The week climaxed with a banner parade through downtown Marsh Harbour to the school grounds. Unlike last year, the weather cooperated and the sun shined brightly for the parade participants. A special assembly to close out the week followed the parade. Competition winners were announced and presented with trophies, certificates and small gifts. Mrs. Eunice Mills, school principal, thanked the Literacy Committee for a job well done and encouraged the students to continue reading in order to be better writers. Door Competition Winners 1st Place Mr. Paul Zeyler and Ms. Donica Mackey, 2nd Place Ms. Sharan Clarke, 3rd Place Mrs. Jennifer Zeyler Speech Competition Winners 1st Place Kristy Evans, 2nd Place Barbrianna Dawkins, 3rd Place Caroline Jeune Writing Competition Winners Grade 2 Kaylesa Marshall, Grade 3 1st Place Dominique Curry, 2nd Place Shakeem Henchell, 3rd Place Alecia Gomez Grade 4 1st Place Tremeice Martin, 2nd Place Barbrianna Dawkins, 3rd Place Shontol Johnson Grade 5 1st Place Britania Mitchell, 2nd Place Yonick Aaron, 3rd Place Asia Brice Grade 6 1st Place Shaquille Jones, 2nd Place Eularese Green Reading Competition Winners Sabrina Knowles 70 books read, Jason Severe 64 books read, Kaylesa Marshall 45 books read, Cameron McIntosh 35 books read, Dominique Curry 32 books read Banner Competition Winners 1st Place Grade 4 ( Charlottes Web ) 2nd Place Grade 1 ( The Ugly Duckling ) Grade 2 (The Very Hungry Caterpillar ) Grade 5 (The Trumpet of The Swan ) 3rd Place Grade 3 (The Little Mermaid ) SchoolFrom Page 4Abaco Central High SchoolExamination TimeBy Isobel Sherman Once again it is time for BGCSE national examinations for 12th grade students and BJC national examinations for ninth grade students. Although the practical sections of the BGCSE exams have been completed, the written sections begin on May 17. Since these are national exams the whole country takes them at the same time. Abaco Central High grade 12 students along with private candidates will be taking these examinations at Long Bay School this year. Lack of adequate space at Abaco Central the past few years made taking the examinations at the school impossibility. The only way they could be taken at the school was if one or more grades stayed home. Previously this has happened. Due to lack of rooms and furniture the grade 7 students had to remain On May 20th four students from Central Abaco Primary School traveled to Nassau to compete in the finals of the Primary Principals Association Mathematics Competition. The competition was an exciting one. The students who won the Mathematics Competition on Abaco placed fifth overall. They competed against the entire Nassau and Inagua districts. The team consisted of Ricasha Desinor, Lyndeisha Curry, Shaquille Jones and Evelande Gedeon and their coaches Ms. Rochelle Clarke and Ms. Robertha Lindsay. The students received trophies and certificates. Congratulations for a job well done! Please see School Page 6 Golf Course Staff NeededAssistant Golf Course Superintendent Assistant Greenskeeper The Abaco Club on Winding Bay seeks an experienced Assistant Golf Course Superintendent to assist with all aspects of the grow-in of its new seashore paspalum golf course which opens in December 2004. Applicant should have no less than 3 to 4 years experience. Also available 5 posts for golf course maintenance staff with 1-3 years experience in golf course mowing and other general skills. Please send resumes and letters of interest to: Mark Aitken Golf Course Superintendent The Abaco Club on Winding Bay P.O. Box AB 20571 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: markaitken@theabacoclub.com Or Fax: 242-366-3568

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Page 6 B The Abaconian June 1, 2004 Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van StrattonNN NN N ASSASS ASSASS ASS AA AA A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y LY L Y LY L Y L TD.TD. TD.TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY BB BB B AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS TT TT TGeneral Insurance Company Limited Bahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd.Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. C & A VC & A V C & A VC & A V C & A V ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft DrinksTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNOW SELLINGNOW SELLING NOW SELLINGNOW SELLING NOW SELLING Gatorade V8 Splash Bluebird Smoothies Bottled Water Malts and Canned Sodashe called backhome for the seven days of the exams. In the past Abaco Central High students have sat the BGCSE and BJC exams at the Learning Resource Center in Marsh Harbour. This year it was decided to accept the offer of Long Bay School to use their school for the examinations. The school has an auditorium which can accommodate the students.Teacher Appreciation Is ObservedThe week of May 10 was Teachers Appreciation Week on Abaco. At Abaco Central Teacher Appreciation Week is a week where the teachers appreciate each other according to a decision that was made last year. The week included sweets and drinks at break time, plants and cards for each teacher Certificates were presented to teachers along with candy and teaching supplies. The teachers receiving certificates included Elva Adderly and the most talkative, Jack Hardy with a keen sense of humour, Sindy Lowe for best discipline and best smile, Isobel Sherman as most punctual, Pat Smith for after hours, Philippa Farrington as friendliest, Michele Bailey as rowdiest, Ryan Mootoo as best co-worker and best helper, and Mrs. Thompson as most energetic. Teachers bought gifts to exchange in a grab bag at lunch time on May 13. Other schools in Abaco celebrated Teachers Appreciation in many ways. The PTA of St. Frances de Sales treated the teachers to breakfast every morning and on Friday treated the teachers to a luncheon at Mackerals Restaurant in Dundas Town. Agape Christian School celebrated the day on May 13. The Grade 1 Spelling Bee Competition for the 2003/2004 academic year with the Ministry of Education was held on May 19th. Twenty-four little but very brave students spelled words consisting of as few as two letters up to eight letters. The competition went an unprecedented 41 rounds. Winning the Spelling Bee was Sujith Swarna, center, 1st Place from Agape Christian School. Tristan Albury, left, also from Agape Christian School, placed 2nd and Brandysha Russell, right, of Long Bay School placed 3rd. The winners received trophies sponsored by Burns House and Vitamalt and all received certificates of participation. Other schools in the competition were St. Francis de Sales, Amy Roberts Primary School, Man-O-War Primary School, Moores Island All Age, Treasure Cay Primary, Fox Town Primary, Coopers Town Primary, Central Abaco Primary, J.A. Pinder Primary and Crossing Rocks Primary. Congratulations to all the winners! SchoolFrom Page 5 More School NewsSt. Francis de Sales School named its Students of the Month for April. They are, front row, left to right, Sabrina Jordan (Grade 1), Codie Cartwright and Yelena Persaud (PreK), Jannajah Bootle and Royce Sands (Grade K) and Desmondo Bootle (Grade 1). In the second row are Abidemi Simon (Grade 2), Royce Archer (Grade 3), Abigail Albury (Grade 2), Deondre Arnett (Grade 5), Rickanta Smith (Grade 3), Octavia Dean-McIntosh (Grade 4), Mariah Long (Grade 5) and Diajha Cox (Grade 4). Last row Agnes Fertil (Grade 9), Davina Knowles (Grade 8), Lorrell Brooks (Grade 6), Barry McKenzie (Grade 10), Amard Murray (Grade 11) and Isabel Strachan (Grade 7). Please see School Page 7

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 B COMING IN JUNE 2004 ABACO 3HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF ASKABAN Action/Adventure WHITE CHICKS Comedy SPIDERMAN 2 Action/Adventure MEAN GIRLS Comedy/Romance VAN HELSING Suspense/Horror THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW Action/Science Fiction Creative Relations Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Fridges Freezers Satellites TVs Stereos Phones Home Appliances Car Stereos/Amps Speakers Abaco Distributors Ltd. Ph: 242-367-2265 242-367-3042SALES SERVICES REPAIRS AND ACCESSORIES Dish Network SystemsSave $100Satellite That Stays On CJCJ CJCJ CJ s s s s s WW WW W elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop On the waterfront at the end of Key Club Rd. Marsh Harbour Phones: 367-4011 or 367-4879 Fax: 367-4018 Custom Fabrication Decorative Security Bars Marine Items Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, Boat Trailers Fuel & Water Tanks Outboard Brackets Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Machine Shop Offering: Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Cylinder Head Resurfacing Gates, Railings & Grills Made & Fitted hereAluminum, Stainless & Black Iron Welding Ericas House Cleaning Lawn &House MaintenanceBook Keeping Arranged grocery pre-stocking Phone: (242) 367-5867 Cell: (242) 357-6932 Property Management More School News SchoolFrom Page 6 On May 22 the teachers of Abaco Central were treated to a dinner at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall in Dundas Town. The dinner, organized by parents and the PTA of Abaco Central, was to show appreciation to the teachers of Abaco Central High School. Amy Mackey and Joy Archer represented St. Francis de Sales School at the National PanHellenic Councils Awards Ceremony in Nassau for the Most Outstanding Primary Students in Bahamian Schools. They both received trophies and certificates for their achievements. Amy received the special Leadership Award for females in the Family Islands. Abaco Tug & TransportTug & Barge Work Available for Charters Sand & Rock Deliveries Container & Building Material DeliveriesMarine Construction & DevelopmentBoulders Dock & Sea Wall Construction Hi Tide Boat Lifts Dredging Excavation Land Clearing Trenching Drilling BlastingOn the waterfront at the end of the Key Club Road P.O. Box AB20285, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 367-5205 / 367-5206 Fax 367-4018North Abaco Celebrated National Youth MonthThe month of May was designated National Youth Month by the government allowing communities throughout the Bahamas to take time out to highlight the accomplishments of our nations youth. Under the theme Committed to Service and Excellence on May 22 North Abaco came alive as the youth of that community took over the streets in a positive way. The recently organized North Abaco special prayer for all youth and youth leaders. Churches, schools and organizations from Crown Haven to Green Turtle Cay came out in full force for both events. The following students and young people were honored: Creative Arts Zhavargo Lloyd Green Turtle Cay Ms. Leann Russell Green Turtle Cay Youth Leader Award Mrs. Zermah Russell -Pox Town Youth Forum Delvano McIntoshAmy Roberts PrimaryGrade 1 Rebecca Roberts Grade 2 Krista Curry Grade 3 Colby Cross Please see School Page 8 Youth Council, headed by President Freddie McIntosh, held a march, rally and awards ceremony on Saturday afternoon, marching from the New St. Andrews Baptist Church in Fire Road to Ingrahams Park in Coopers Town. Among the awards presented were Pacesetter awards in education, sports, business, and creative arts. Receiving the Most Distinguished Youth Award was 15year-old Candelia McIntosh of Coopers Town. On Sunday the district held its National Youth Church service at New Hope Baptist Church in Mount Hope. Delivering the messages were Mrs. Velty Carey and Rev. Clayton McIntosh. Both well-received presenters in their own way admonished both parents and youth to do their part and do what is right. Host Pastor, Rev. John McIntosh, offered a

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Page 8 B The Abaconian June 1, 2004 Mens, Womens & Childrens Wear T-Shirts Infants Clothing Household Items LuggageQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh HarbourMon Sat 8:30 am 5:30 pmTel: 367-2017 at Work at Play Weve Got Something for Everyone Weve Got Something for Everyone Carbonless Forms Office Stationery Flyers Certificates Tickets Brochures Photo Scanning Business Cards Envelopes Menus Labels Laminating Wedding Stationery Funeral Programmes Invitations Yearbooks Calendars Advertising Specialties and much more..... Need help with your print jobs?? We can help!! AbacoPrintShop Friendly & Professional Printing ServiceLocated in the Abaco Shopping Center Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Grade 4Quite] Chariton Grade 5Felecia Survance Grade 6W Wendy RutledgeCoopers Town PrimaryGrade 1 Chelsea Bowe Grade 2 Charlese Cooper Grade 3 Brittney Sands, Grade 4 Antwanae Smith Grade 5 Varian Lighthoume Grade 6 Shavantae PedicanTreasure Cay PrimaryGrade 1 Lenisse Merlien Grade 2 Andrew Bootle Grade 3 Clydesha Cornish Grade 4Teri Hillare Grade 5 Charo Williams Grade 6 Keva EdgecombeFox Town PrimaryGrade 1 Tamia Wells Grade 2 Travone Mills Grade 3 Anqueon Burrows Grade 4 Tamerah Rolle Grade 5 Tyoneka Albury Grade 6 Anya MillsS. C. Bootle SecondaryGrade 7Elaine Fenelus Grade 8Clayshawn Brown Grade 9Latonia King Grade 10 Rayallan Fredricks Grade 11 Delvano McIntosh Grade 12 Teekah Cooper SchoolFrom Page 7 North Abaco schools participated in National Youth Month. One of their activities was a march ending at Ingrahams Park in Coopers Town where awards were handed out. This picture shows students of Amy Roberts Primary lining up in Fire Road to start the March. A small group started the march, but it kept growing! This awards ceremony was in addition to the cermony held on May 20 in Marsh Harbour which included students from all over Abaco. More School NewsThe SAT Exam Will Be ChangedBy Isobel Sherman In December 2004 the current format of the SAT I examination will be given for the last time. The SAT is the examination given high school students to gauge how successful a student will be in college. Beginning in 2005 a new SAT I will be used which will have three portions: reading writing and math. The new SAT I will involve a writing portion in which the student must draw on his experiences in his different academic subjects such as history and literature to write an essay. A grammar section will be included in which students will have to identify a grammatical error in a sentence and the math section will now include advanced algebra in addition to beginning algebra and geometry. Gone from the test will be analogies and so called quirky math questions. The perfect score will rise from 1600 to 2400. Traditionally most Bahamian students do not score high on the SAT I and now with these new portions of the test it might make it more difficult for our students. In The United Sates many schools devote time to teaching for the SAT I and even some private schools in The Bahamas do that. One of the reasons the College Board is changing the test is because they feel that students should not be prepared specifically for the SAT but that it should be a reflection of the education of the students taking the exam. These changes could require major changes in the national curriculum in the United States. There are many colleges and universities in the United States that do not to use SAT scores as an admission requirement. In the case of The Bahamas many US colleges and universities require five BGCSE Examination passes in academic subjects with a grade of C or better as an acceptable pass. This differs from the Ministry of Education Testing and Evaluation section which says that a grade of D or better is an acceptable pass. The SAT Examination is given on Abaco at Forest Heights Academy. The College Board does not send many printed applications, as they prefer persons to apply online. They no longer accept faxed applications. I would strongly suggest if anyone is planning to take the new SAT that they purchase a study guide when they become available either from a book store in the United States or from the College Board itself.Green Turtle CayFifth Graders Explore FarmingBy Richard Fawkes Thirteen fifth grade students from Amy Roberts All Age School in Green Turtle Cay learned how soap, insect repellent and body lotion can be made from the seed of the neem plant, and how capsules to help purify the blood and a salve to soothe arthritis can be made from its leaves. The students visited Abaco neems factory in Marsh Harbour and the 120-acre farm near Casuarina Point on May 20 as part of their science unit on the uses of plants, the techniques of agriculture and horticulture and farming as a career option. They were accompanied by Mrs. Anne Bootle, the schools principal, and Ms. Amie Rutledge, their volunteer science teacher. Mr. Nick Miaoulis, founder and proprietor of Abaco Neem, and Mrs. Frances Swain, sales manager, showed the attentive, curious young scientists how oil is pressed from the neem seeds to be put into the soaps, insect repellent and hand and body lotion that the company manufactures and sells. Mr. Miaoulis showed them the neem cake produced from the oil extraction process and explained how it is recycled as a natural fertilizer on the neem farm. The students saw how the neem leaves are dried in preparation for producing capsules that can be taken to help purify the blood and build up immunity to viral and bacterial diseases or made into a salve that can be used to combat the discomforts of arthritis or to heal skin rashes. They were shown the finished products and given samples of the soaps to take home. .With the assistance of Mr. Fred Parotti, who manages the farm, Mr. Miaoulis demonstrated to the students the organic farming process in growing 7000 trees. We make a mulch from Abaco pine sawdust, coconut fronds, seaweed, jumbey bush, ash and neem cake, he explained. He said this all-natural process makes the neem products, which have no side effects, totally chemical free. He explained that although the trees may grow to 60 feet tall, none on the farm is allowed to grow higher than 12 feet for easy harvesting, which takes place between July and December. Mr. Miaoulis introduced the students to the medical wonders of the magical neem tree, native to India and a relative of the mahogany. For centuries it has been called the village pharmacy in India, he explained, because of the many ways it can heal the body, fight off infectious diseases, and provide personal hygiene. The students planted a tree that will belong to their school. We will put a plaque saying Amy Roberts All Age School next to this tree, Mr. Miaoulis told the delighted students. The students and their teachers were also given a neem tree to plant at the school. 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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 B By Jennifer Hudson Mr. Jack Lowe was born on 29th December 1926, just two months after the hurricane and was the last child born to Thomas Eldred Lowe and Louisa Janet Lowe. He and his twelve brothers and sisters resided on Front Street in Marsh Harbour and some of his first memories are of being told about that dreadful hurricane. During the storm some of his family members went to Mr. Strattons house and tried to bar up the front door to keep it from breaking in from the force of the sea water. The porch floor was a good ten feet above normal high tide and the house was back from the shore about 121 feet. But as the tide rose, the water splashed to the height of the ceiling! When the hurricane had passed, it was possible to see right down through Marsh Harbour all the trees and houses on Front Street west of Mr. Strattons house had gone! Mr. Jacks sister, Emma, told him that prior to the heavy part of the hurricane, their father, Mr. Eldred, had gone into the shop which he owned and lifted all the bags of sugar and flour from the floor and placed them onto the counters along with a shipment of dry goods which he had just received for Christmas sales. When the hurricane was over, the only thing left of the shop was the foundation. The building had been blown to pieces, everything destroyed and all colours of dry goods could be seen in the trees all about the area. People in those days had to be very thrifty, so his mother hired a few women to help her collect up these dry goods which they washed to get all the salt water out of the fabric and sold what was still good! Sadly, one life was lost during this hurricane, that of the infant child of Mr. August Van Ryn. He was a preacher of the Gospel, and the uncle of Lucien Stratton. His daughter, Pearl Eleanor, born 12 June 1926, was in her fathers arms when the hurricane took her away. The baby was found hanging by her clothes in a tree in his backyard by Persis Stratton and Mr. Jacks sister, Emma. Mr. Lowe clearly remembers the October 1932 hurricane as he was six years old. Fortunately, through his fathers good sense, their house withstood both hurricanes. Mr. Eldred, realising what could happen if a house was completely barred up, kept a back door open, allowing the water to flow out. According to the front page of the September 12th, 1932, Nassau Guardian, thousands of homes were severely damaged throughout Abaco in that hurricane and seven lives were lost in North Abaco. The M/V Lady Cordeaux arrived from Nassau to distribute supplies to the hurricane stricken settlements and to carry back passengers wishing to leave. The Marsh Harbour school house was blown away in the 1932 hurricane. While a new school was being built, the government made arrangements to hold school in the Methodist Meeting House located near the old public dock on Front Street. This is where Mr. Jack Lowe began school at the age of six years with teacher, Mr. Paul Albury. The school had an enrollment of between 50 and 60 boys and girls at that time who were divided into two classes, one in each of the two rooms. In those days it was normal to leave school at the age of fourteen but some students stayed on to become Monitors to assist the one teacher. At that time, the salary for monitors was six shillings per month but later that was increased to one pound per month. Many children attended school barefoot since their families were not wealthy enough to provide school shoes for them but Mr. Jack remembers the few who were lucky enough to own a pair of shoes taking them off after heavy rains and sloshing through the foot-high water on the back road. Each child would take a slate to school on which to write lessons as paper was not available in those days for schoolwork. On the way home the children would skip their slates through the water like a flat stone, not giving a thought to their homework assignment written on the slate! When Mr. Jack was about 10 years old, there was a wreck on the reef north of Abaco. The boat which was wrecked was carrying a load of tennis balls and dyes of all colours. Thousands of these tennis balls were washed into Marsh Harbour along with cans of dye so he mixed up the dyes and had tennis balls of every hue imaginable. These balls were very useful for playing rounders, a game very popular at the time which was similar to baseball but with its own rules andA Peep into the Past with Mr. Jack LoweThe old school house in Marsh Harbour was built after the previous building was destroyed by a huuricane in 1932. This building was located on the edge of the cemetery behind Memorial Plaza. This was a two-room school which had one teacher and several monitors teaching. Please see Jack Lowe Page 12 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 Please call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco 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 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 Hope Towns BEST BUY #1003 Situated at rear of an extra large lot of 100' x 170', a turn key two story, two bed, two bath cottage on an elevation, with base storage capacity. Sea of Abaco views from second story porch. Suitable for owner occupation or rental. Also plans for main house available for front of property. Priced to sell at $399,500

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Page 10 B The Abaconian June 1, 2004 Appliance Centre AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION Electrical and Appliance Sales & Service We have a complete line of Installation Supplies & Accessories Full Warranty on all Equipment & AppliancesLocated on Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTelephone: (242) 367-3186 e-mail: marcoac@batelnet.bs Beat the Heat & Get Cool Window & W all Units 5,000 to 24,000 BTU Starting at $249Stop by and check us out Freon 22$99 30lbsHeating and Air Conditioning Authorized Distributor 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 sou 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 CONTRACTTwo teams from the Abaco Youth in Action program are slated to be on Grand Bahama from June 3 -6 to compete in the Hoytes Basketball Tournament. Competing will be a 13-year-old team and a 15-year old team, each consisting of 15 players, along with coaches and chaperones. The Abaco Club at Winding Bay presented Mr. Lynden Davies, organizer of Abaco Youth in Action, with a check for $1500 to assist with the expenses of traveling to Freeport. Presenting the check is Mrs. Melissa Newbold, a secretary at The Abaco Club. Mr. Mark Scott, Project Director, is in the center of the photo. Behind Mr. Scott is Mr. Cay Mills, Chief Councillor of the Central Abaco District and President of Abacos Basketball Association. Several members of the teams are represented. The Abaco Youth in Action program is an organization that is geared toward the development of Abaco youth through sports. Organizer, Mr. Lynden Davies, said the intent is not only to assist them in sports, but to teach them discipline, good sportsmanship, commitment, social skills and community spirit. If any of the youngsters behavior is not up to par at home or in school, they will not be able to participate. The program started in March 2002 with 10 youngsters, two of them belonging to Mr. Davies. Now there are over 130 with more joining every month. Basketball is not the only sport that is promoted by the organization; theres also baseball and soccer. The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, led by its founder and chairman, Mr. Peter de Savary, is committed to the development of Abaco youth and will assist whenever possible in their development.Basketball Teams Receive Financial Support from the Abaco Club A subscription to The Abaconianis your best way to keep up with the growth of Abaco. Get information on: Government projects Immigration policies Construction projects Resort & restaurant changes Road, airport & dock uipgrades Local Government decisions Community events Airline changes New business ventures Electric and phone policies See page 9 for information

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 BMarsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Canal Front Building Sites #40 9,778 sq.ft. AB5155 Extra Large Corner Parcel $299,000. #41 7,070 sq.ft. AB5156 Good Elevation Sea View $360,000. #45 6,968 sq.ft. AB5066 Good Elevation Sea View UNDER CONTRACT Bahama Palm Shores Beachfront Parcel 100' wide over 450' deep over 1 Acre. Land Cleared for Building.34' x 26' Storage Building Stairs to Beach # AB5150 SOLDCabbage 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.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. 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 "Ceylon's Isle" "Rosewood" Man-O-War Cay The Creek 2 bedroom, 1 bath 1,000 sq.ft. Home with 1,500 sq.ft. of open and covered porch and deck on over 1/2 acre with great views. 50' of Harbour frontage with studio dock house with two beds, kitchenette and bath on 66' Private Dock. fully Furnished.#AB122 NEWLISTING $925,000. "Lookout" NEW LISTING Marsh Harbour Bustic Bay 8 Unit Bonefishing resort, with fifty seat Lazy Parrot Restaurantand Bar. Central Airconditioning. Fresh water swimming pool. Excellent investment opportunity. AB100 NEW PRICE $750,000 "Sunset Point Resort" NEW PRICEElbow 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. "Point of View" 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" 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. CommercialMarsh 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 $430,000Little Harbour "Down the Way" 3 bedroom 3 bath home -530' of harbour frontage over 3/4 Acre Solar Electric with generator back up Boat House/Workshop 2 Garages -Private Dock with Boat Lift Furnished # AB 0065 NEW LISTING $1,995,000.Man-O-War Cay Settlement "Down South" 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 UNDER CONTRACTMarsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Villa Douglas" 3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,650 sq.ft. Home, Upper and Lower Covered Verandas, Garage Private Dock, Boat Lift Beautifully Furnished. #AB71$1,320,000Marsh Harbour "Pelican Point" Pelican Shores 3 bedroom, 3 bath home 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment 1 1/2 Acres -private dock with boat-lift Fabulous Views. The privacy of a private island with in town convenience. Furnished. #AB67$2,950,000Marsh 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 "Blueberry Hill" 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. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Spinnaker Point" 3 bedrooms 3 baths 1,320 sq.ft. Home, Private 50' Lay-along Boat Dock, Tastefully furnished and fully equipped. Excellent Rental Record. # AB93 NEW PRICE $550,000. Derek A. Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Joined H.G. Christie, in 1996. Chairman Emeritus Abaco Chapter Bahamas Real Estate Association.Tel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6856 e.mail: dereklee@oii.net Look for H.G. Christie's Island Breeze Magazine The Guide to Wonderful Real Estate Opportunities Throughout the Bahamas Great Guana Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay and North AbacoGreat Guana Cay -"Plum Loco" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,228 sq.ft. home on almost 1/2 acre with 100' of beautiful beachfront. Tastefully Furnished and fully equipped#AB97-UNDER CONTRACT Treasure Cay "Chameleon Bay" 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,478 sq.ft. Home. 150' of Treasure Cay Beachfront over 1 1/2 acres. # AB95 UNDER CONTRACTTreasure 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 "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 Views. # AB66 UNDER CONTRACT Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Drive -"Steiner House" 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.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. 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 Bahamas Largest Real Estate Data Base 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 The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES SALES RENTALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS Telephone: (242) 367 5454Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamase.mail: abaco@hgchristie.com06/01/04 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 CayTel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 VHF Channel 16 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.com Tel/Fax: (242) 366-0032 cell: (242 ) 477-5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.com Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,474 sq.ft. Canal Front Home Over 900 sq.ft. of Covered and Open porches and Decks. Two Car Garage. Private dock for 55' boat and 10,000# Boat-lift for 25' boat. Fully Furnished and Equipped. #AB121NEW LISTING $1,035,000 "Casa Sirena" NEW LISTING Great Guana Cay 5.9 Beautiful sea-to-sea acresSouth end of Great Guana Cay 395' of Ocean frontage. 160' of Sea of Abaco frontage. 245' of semi-private boat basin frontage. Good elevations for fabuolus ocean and sea views #AB5176 NEW LISTING $2,950,000 "OnTheRocks" NEW LISTING Treasure Cay Brigantine Bay 6 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath 5,500 sq.ft. Canal-front home on two levels 100' Dock with 6' depth, Four car garage. Great family home or Corporate retreat. fully and tastefully Furnished. #AB120 NEW LISTING $2,290,000. NEW LISTING "Final Approach" VACANT LAND Margot LeeEstate Agent Joined H.G. Christie, in 1998. Based in Man-O-War Cay Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.comJohn Cash, BRIEstate Agent Joined H.G. Christie, in 2000. Based in Treasure Cay Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 Cell: (242) 477-5056 e.mail: jic@oii.net

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Page 12 B The Abaconian June 1, 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.comregulations. A little later there was another wreck on the south side of Abaco. This time the cargo was sharkskin suits, cloth and beer, a lot of which again found its way into Marsh Harbour where the young lads were especially pleased with the beer. This was the only time any alcoholic beverage passed Mr. Jacks lips. When he was offered some, he immediately disliked it and promptly spit it out. Mr. Jack tells an amusing, though rather sad, story about his mothers chickens which she kept in the yard for a supply of eggs and meat. These chickens wandered out across the street into Johnny Albury Old Socks yard where he had vegetables planted. Here he caught some of the chickens scratching and looking for food. He caught a couple and cut off their toes so that they had trouble walking. It was not known who had committed this brutal act until he started bragging about it to other people. The family never discovered whether he knew that the chickens belonged to them but they arrived home without toes!Cane Growing and Sugar MakingMr. Eldred Lowe, Jacks father, and his grandfather, Dunc, operated a canegrowing business for the production of syrup at Moores Island in the early 1920s. In their best season they produced the enormous amount of 750 five-gallon cans of syrup. People may wonder how such huge amounts of syrup could then be consumed, but at the time there was a number of sponging vessels operating out of Marsh Harbour and other places on Abaco. These vessels would carry eight or ten five-gallon tins on their boat each trip so it was all well used. Later, while Mr. Jack was a young boy, his father owned and operated a canegrowing and syrup-making business at Israels, north of Marsh Harbour. The cane top, or head, would be planted in the ground. When the canes were grown to maturity, they were cut by hand, bundled and carried from the fields to the nearby cane mill which was turned by a big bulldog engine. Dry wood was gathered and brought to the mill for making fire to boil the cane juice to syrup. After the cane had been ground into juice, the juice was put into a large four-foot by six-foot steel pan sitting atop a furnace, then boiled down until it was thick enough for syrup. A small quantity of syrup was put into a container and a candy gauge was used to test for the correct thickness. It was the task of young Jack and his good friend, Donald Lowe, to tote away the messy cane suckings from the mill, a job he hated. Ten or 12 local men were hired to cut the cane and carry it along with the dry wood up to the mill as the only machinery was the mill itself and the engine to run it. This went on from sunrise to sunset five or six days a week. Mr. Eldred had a 16-foot keel sail boat called The Jumper which he used to carry supplies to and from the farm at Israels. The syrup was put into the boat and taken to Marsh Harbour where the boiling process was completed. The final product was bottled, labeled and packed into wooden crates ready for shipping to Nassau to be sold to retailers. The cane mill that was used at Moores Island and later at Israels was built by Mr. Jacks father, T. Eldred Lowe, and now sits on the ground at Israels since the wood foundation has rotted away and collapsed. The engine still sits on the cement base where it was placed almost a century ago. Mr. Jack tells of an experience at Israels when he was about 12 years of age. He and an older brother, Isador, were there with one of the hired field workers named Gladstone Russell, who had worked at the mill since he was a boy. Gladstone talked Isador into making a still of the type people in the hills of the U.S. used to make moonshine liquor. Although Isador never drank any liquor, he went along with the plan. The young Jack knew the couple had all the copper tubing as he saw it in the bush. But as far as he knew, they never made any moonshine. Their father found the venture and broke up everything they had but they never heard him swear. Mr. Jack said that in later years he was told that when his father was a boy, Mr. Wesley Sawyer had given him a pocket knife as an incentive and a reward to stop swearing. When, at the age of 17, Mr. Jack Lowe left Marsh Harbour to take up residence in Nassau, his father still had the pocket knife locked in the safe in his store. In 1954 Mr. Jack married the former Thelma Albury and the couple had two daughters, Beth and Marilou. After spending almost 50 years in Nassau, Mr. Lowe and his wife moved back to MarshAbaco Real Estate AgencyAbacos oldest and most experienced Real Estate Agency Long Beach ABACO REAL ESTATE AGENCYP.O. Box AB-20404, Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Phone:(242) 367-2719 Fax:(242) 367-2359 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: $260,000 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 SOLD 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 side by side lots, just across from beach. Each 80 x 125 $60,000 Eachwww.abacobahamas.com SUNRISE BAYA Private, Residential Community on the Sea of Abaco in the heart of Marsh Harbour Next door to Regattas of AbacoOnly 18 lots remainingSELLING FASTSUNRISE BAYGuana Cay SubdivisionScotland Cay WaterfrontOnly 6 Lots remaining in a 15 Lot Subdivision in Guana Cay for sale exclusively by Abaco Real Estate Agency. The property is located approximately 1 mile south of Guana Cays main settlement and is accessible by golf cart or by boat. Amenities include: community dock, graded roads, all lots surveyed, subdivision runs from sea to sea. All lots have fabulous views of the Sea of Abaco or the Atlantic Ocean. Average lot sizes ar 21,000 sq. ft. Offered from: $120,000 New Exclusive Listing Scotland Cay acre waterfront. On.u parcel on S.W. side with fabulous white powder beach, great elevations and breathtaking views. This property wont last. Offered at: $695,000 Students of the Marsh Harbour All Age School are lined up ready for instructions from their headmaster. Children usually left school at the age or 14 to begin work, helping their families at fishing, farming or other hard demanding work. Jack LoweFrom Page 9 Harbour in 1993 where it is their wish to reside the balance of their days, or whatever the Lord shall will. Mr. Lowe can usually be found in the Brand Parts Hardware Store in Marsh Harbour.Sugar Making, Boat Wrecks Were All Part of Life Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 B Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above. $1,292,000 Another World This name gives you an idea of this special family island beach home. 5 bed/ 5 bath CBS house on world reknown Treasure Cay beach with many features/ extras including a van and golf cart. Areal MUST SEE $1,440,000 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 2 bed / 2 bath -24 ft. wide slip w/ 2 large docks, very special condo w/ many features MUST SEE$430,500 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 OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Garden location 2 bed/ 2 bath, excellent condition $225,000 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 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 $500,000 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 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 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 Canal Frontbeginning at $125,000 Golf Course / Interiorbeginning at $35,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020For Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. Francis Biney Ear, Nose, Throat Every week Monday, Wednesday, Friday Dr. Charles Johnson Ears, Nose, Throat June 10, 2004 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing June 12, 2004 Dr. Gregory Neil Plastic Surgeon June 5, 2004 Dr. Jerome Lightbourne Pediatric Cardiologist June 11, 2004 Dr. Elaine Lundy Family Practioner June 12, 2004 By Anita Rolle The month of May was designated National Youth Month by the government allowing communities throughout the Bahamas to take time out to highlight the accomplishments of our nations youth. Under the theme Committed to Service and Excellence this past weekend North Abaco came alive as the youth of that community took over the streets in a positive way. The recently organized North Abaco Youth Council, headed by President Freddie McIntosh, held a march, rally and awards ceremony on Saturday afternoon, marching from the New St. Andrews Baptist Church in Fire Road to Ingrahams Park in Coopers Town. Among the awards presented were Pacesetter awards in education, sports, business, and creative arts. Receiving the Most Distinguished Youth Award was 15-year-old Candelia McIntosh of Coopers Town. On Sunday the district held its National Youth Church service at New Hope Baptist Church in Mount Hope. Delivering the messages were Mrs. Velty Carey and Rev. Clayton McIntosh. Both well-received presenters in their own way admonished both parents and youth to do their part and do what is right. Host Pastor, Rev. John McIntosh, offered a special prayer for all youth and youth leaders. Churches, schools and organizations from Crown Haven to Green Turtle Cay came out in full force for both events. Awards were given to those who work with youth and they are as follows: Youth Parliament Miss Crystal C McIntosh Coopers Town Most Distinguished Youth Award Miss. Candilea 1. McIntoshCoopers Town Pacesetter Award Education Miss. Sasha Phillicia Smith Crown Haven Sports Alexander Rolle Jr. Coopers Town Business Mrs. Lavina McIntosh Coopers Town Creative Arts Zhavargo Lloyd Green Turtle Cay Ms. Leann Russell Green Turtle Cay Youth Leader Award Mrs. Zermah Russell -Pox Town Youth Forum Delvano McIntosh Ecah school honored their top schools. Amy Roberts Primary Grade 1Rebecca Roberts Grade 2Krista Curry Grade 3Colby Cross Grade 4Quitel Chariton Grade 5Felecia Survance Grade 6W Wendy Rutledge Coopers Town Primary Grade 1 Chelsea Bowe Grade 2 Charlese Cooper Grade 3 Brittney Sands, Grade 4 Antwanae Smith Grade 5 Varian Lighthoume Grade 6 Shavantae Pedican Treasure Cay Primary Grade 1 Lenisse Merlien Grade 2 Andrew Bootle Grade 3 Clydesha Cornish Grade 4Teri Hillare Grade 5 Charo Williams Grade 6 Keva Edgecombe Fox Town Primary Grade 1 Tamia Wells Grade 2 Travone Mills Grade 3 Anqueon Burrows Grade 4 Tamerah Rolle Grade 5 Tyoneka Albury Grade 6 Anya Mills S. C. Bootle Secondary Grade 7Elaine Fenelus Grade 8Clayshawn Brown Grade 9Latonia King Grade 10 Rayallan Fredricks Grade 11 Delvano McIntosh Grade 12 Teekah CooperNorth Abaco Recognizes Its Youth and Youth Leaders

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Page 14 B The Abaconian June 1, 2004 P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Phone: (242) 365-8061 Fax: ( 242) 365-8061Serving Abaco for 36 YEARS Ocean Front Lots Villas Beach Homes Apartments Condominiums Canal Lots Abacos Oldest, Most Experienced BrokerTREASURE CAY SPECIAL $1,200,000 GrossRemember, if you lived here youd be home now!Ask about Crossing Rocks Area156 Acres Ripe for Development William Bill Hertz 4 bedroom home on Ocean Blvd. OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERER ERER ER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIESOn Green Turtle Cay : The beach: 1.46 acres on Atlantic Ocean. 135' on beach. $480,000 Two one-third acre lots on Bight O Bay beach. 90' frontage. Close to town and public dock. Fourteen lots across from Bight O Bay Beach. Water front on Inner White Sound. 1/2 acre and up. Starting at $78,650 Quiet waterfront: 1.35 acres on Black Sound, with dock, close to beach $650,000 A jewel of a home with pool set high on a bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco. One acre of property stunningly landscaped with wooden walkways and decks. Six buildings set out in pod arrangement. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath. Wicker and rattan furniture throughout including pieces by Tommy Bahama. $1.98 million Ocean Beach: 1/2 acre lot on high ridge with gorgeous ocean view. Many fruit trees. Five minute walk to beach. Reef close enough to swim to. $72,000 gross 1/2 acre lots within 5 minute walk of public dock, water front and Green Turtle Club. $60,000-$70,000 each Bluff Harbour Furnished private home. Three bedrooms, three baths plus caretaker cottage. 2000 water front. Secluded. One acre. Boat ramp and dock site. Needs repair. Stunning new home Interior still under construction. All materials on site to complete. 2 bed 2 bath. A/C throughout. Views of ocean, Guana Cay and Sea of Abaco. $575,000 ONO Green Turtle Estates: 1/2 acre only 125 feet from ocean beach. Firm $183,000 Lot 11 Coco Bay $70,800 North End: Stunning furnished hilltop, 3 bedroom, 2 bath hom with fireplace, perched 35 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Vaulted ceilings. 125 on ocean. Panoramic views of ocean through French doors, 3000 squ. ft. under roof plus 1,000 sq. ft. of screened-in porch. W/D, A/C in master bedroom plus ceiling fans throughout. One acre. $1.42 million gross Lot 8 Inner White Sound Secluded two-acre parcel with house stretching from Bluff Harbour to the Sea of Abaco. Over 1000 feet of water front. Stunning views. Two bedrooms / 2 baths. New protected dock on Bluff Harbour. Gazebo on Sea of Abaco. 30,000 gallon cistern. Stand-by generator. Many mature trees. Garage. $3,000,000 Lot 10 Coco Bay Osprey Nest US $895,000 plus 7.5% to close New! Two story three bedroom, two bath furnished waterfront home on Black Sound with dock. Gourmet kitchen. Two furnished waterfront ground floor one becroom apartments with excelent rental history. A/C in all bedrooms. Commanding view of Black Sound and Gilliam Bay. a few steps to Gillam Bay beach. $1.32 million gross Hill top lot 200 x 312 with mature trees offering stunning views (from a proposed 2 story house) of the Sea of Abaco, Bluff Harbour and Munjack Cay. A short walk to Coco Bay and the ocean beaches. Underground utilities available. B$360,000 G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636 New! Three-year-old two story furnished home. 2 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths upper apartment with office, A/C, satellite, W/D, surroiunding covered porch with stunning views of Atlantic Ocean. Ground floor: garage with golf cart, 1 bedroom 1 bath furnished apartment, A/C and deck. 1/4 acre. $525,000 plus 7% to close. Located just 200 steps from the beach. The Beachouse Parcel US $1.85 million plus 7.5% to close New! Prime waterfront commercial location in the town of New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay. Take-away restaurant plus two bedroom and two bath furnished two story building. Near public dock. $390,000 plus 2% legal fees Under construction: three 40 x 32 cottages each with water maker; central A/C, 9 ft high ceilings, ceiling fans, 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths, covered front porch and rear deck, landscaped, and sheltered parking for golf carts. Located within five minutes of two spectacular beaches; public dock and major resort. A perfect retirement home! $360,000 plus 7% to close Groundbreaking underway for the construction of four 40 x 32 2 bed 2 full bath charming cottages within 5 min. walk of Coco Bay and the ocean beaches. Includes central A/C, RO system, 7,000 gal rain water tank, septic tank, 18 x 18 tile floors, island ceiling fans, hardiplank siding, insulated exterior walls, covered porch and deck, white picket fence and landscaping. A perfect retirement home! B360,000 A perfect spot on White Sound with private dock, boat house, one bedroom furnished cottage, and two bedroom two bath furnished main house with enclosed porch. Stunning views of the sunset. Accessible only by sea. Property goes from sea to sea on the Sea of Abaco and White Sound. Telephone. Needs work. Includes two Whalers with engines and a Sunfish. $660,000 plus 7% to close NEW! Two story commercial water front furnished building at Long Dock in New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay. Apartment and take-out restaurant. $357,500 plus 2% to close NEW! 1/3 acre inland lot located near two beaches and public dock. Residential area. Resort within walking distance. $65,000 plus 2% to close 1/3 acre overlooking Coco Bay and beach. $70,800 Four unit income producing 2 bed 1 bath apartment complex. Fully furnished. Water views. Dock. Laundry. Two years old $700,000 plus closing Munjack Cay: One-quarter acre on beach 125 frontage $183,000 Little Ambrigris Cay: 10 acres. Dock material on site. Beautiful beach. High hill. 695,000 gross plus 14% closing costs Abaco Main Land: 100 on the Sea of Abaco x 200 Near Fire Road. B$59,000 110 of Sea of Abaco x 200 with new nearly finished block 2 bedroom 2 bath house. Near Fire Road. B$177,000Sales, Rentals and Property ManagementE-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www,oceanblueproperties.com UNDER CONTRACT SOLD UNDER CONTRACT SOLD OPENINGSOON !!! BUSINESS MACHINES COPIERS FAX MACHINES CALCULATORS CASH REGISTERS LASER PRINTERS COPIER & LASER PRINTER CARTRIDGE REFILLING RUBBERSTAMPS IMPRINTING TONER ANDMORE!!!! Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Tel: 367-5363 A large bush fire in the Pigeon Pea area of Marsh Harbour was quickly extinguished by the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. The truck was returning from the airport where they assisted in removing bodies from the recent crash which claimed three lives when the firemen sighted the bushBush Fire Is Quickly Extinguishedfire. It was just one year ago this month that a fire swept through a large area of Pigeon Peas destroying 70 houses, leaving more than 200 homeless. This time the community was spared. Despite the fact that the houses are crammed very tightly together, construction continues. UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 BLIGHTBOURN REALTYPh. (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.netMAKING REAL ESTATE REAL EASYwww.coldwellbankerbahamas.com 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 Green Turtle Cay OfficeWaterfront with Dock #0333 Two bedroom two bath house with large open entertaining areas with great views. Boat house and dock has power & water. Motivated seller! Under Contract Treasure Cay #1322 Three bedroom two bath home near beaches and golf course. Fully furnished with all amenities. $265,000 Reduced Historic Club & Inn #5077 Located in the heart of a storybook Colonial village, this 150-year-old landmark has been meticulously maintained in its original dcor. Consisting of 10 guest rooms, 40-seat restaurant, lounge, pool and patio. A rare find that will allow you to enjoy a lifestyle reminiscent of the old days. This once in a lifetime opportunity is offered at $1,780,000 Hurry! High on a Bluff waterfront 1/3 acre elevated lot affords spectacular vistas of the Sea of Abaco and breathtaking sunsets. Located near resorts and marinas, this is a must see. Sold! Two Lots overlooking the sea. These gorgeous elevated 1/3 acre lots have a spectacular view of the Sea of Abaco with magnificent sunsets. Owner will sell as a pair. Call for price. New Listing! Beachfront acre lot located virtually on the Atlantic beach. Sold! Ocean View Lots two 1/3 acre lots overlooking the Atlantic. Elevated with great views 200 ft. from the beach. Sold! Nice Neighbourhood ready for building! Cleared lot with fruit trees, near to beaches, park and a public dock. $45,000 Greenway Canal Lot Treasure Cay with splendid unobstructed views of the canal. $35,000 Owner says sell! Waterfront with Pool Three bedroom 2 1/2 bath located in beautiful Treasure Cay, overlooking the Sea of Abaco. This new house is sure to be a pleaser. Offered at $546,000 Reduced Beach/Canal lot package Enjoy the best of two worlds, a beautiful sandy beach and a safe canal front lot for your boat. Located in Leisure Lee, these adjoining lots are a rare find for the person who loves living on the beach and boating. Call for price Coco Bay Waterfront with Dock Beautiful lot overlooking Coco Bay, has a deep water dredged channel and dock. Property is landscaped and ready to build. Offered at $482,000 Sold! Large waterfront lots on Black Sound Some of these waterfront lots have over 100 on the water. Four lots have been sold so hurry while they last. Prices starting at $415,000 Marsh Harbour OfficeMailin Sands mailin@mlrealty.net Man-O-War Sunsplash #5082 2bed/2bath island home beauty on 1.189 acres. Features lots of privacy, Bahamianbuilt furniture, close to town and includes a 2bed/1bath cottage. Watch the sunrise every morning from the extensive patios and enjoy the views of the turquoise Atlantic Ocean. Direct beach frontage. A rare and unique offering. $1,970,000 Marsh Harbour #5150 NEW LISTING Harbour front property on Pelican Shores Own this 172' of harbour front. 1+ acre of landscaped property with fruit trees. This home is approx: 3,000 sq ft. and consists of 3 beds 3 1/2 bath with a covered carport. Dont let this one slip by. Call now! $1,750,000 Marsh Harbour#5078 Pelican shores This lovely 2 bed/2 1/2 bath is in one of the most desired locations. This home features open living area, ceramic tile throughout, laundry room and a private dock. This home has gorgeous views of the Sea of Abaco. Fantastic Listing. $940,000. 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, wine cellar and much more. Property includes guest cottage with a 2b/2b and ocean views as well. Only steps away from a white sandy beach. $1,610,000 Marsh Harbour #5106 Great opportunity investment. 5 octagonal wooden buildings comprises of 2,985 sq ft. These buildings are now currently being used for commercial ventures. There are two upstairs units that are 1bed/1bath apartments. This property is located on the main tourist strip. Fantastic investment. $640,000 Guana Cay Summerwind #5038 2b/2b home with central A/C, screened-in porch, adjacent to resort property. Great rental potential through the resort with rights to use the resorts amenities. Fantastic offer. $260,000 Guana Cay Guana Ridge House #0271 4bed/2bath home with a 2bed / 1bath apartment situated on a magnificent bluff presenting views of the Sea of Abaco. This home has a fantastic rental history. Also features a private dock. Dont delay. Call today! $699,000 Marsh Harbour #5105 Great investment. This duplex features 2 beds and 2 baths in each unit. Both features open living, kitchen and dining area. Furnished and well kept. $260,000 White Sound, Elbow Cay #5017 This ocean front offers 3 bed and 2 baths. Other features include central A/C, a spacious screened-in porch, private pool and more. Downstairs offers a 500 sq ft. utility/garage area that can be converted to an apartment. There is a detached generator house with a 12kw generator and sound insulated. Call today! $955,000 Guana Cay #0195 Vacant waterfront property on a lovely powder white sandy beach. This 18,000 sq. ft. lot sits high above the beach, offering endless views of the Atlantic and colorful reefs just offshore. This lot runs 70' on the beach and over 250' deep. Town is just a short walk away. Call today! Casuarina Point vacant lot available in growing community, close to beach. Reduced to fantastic price $15,900 UNDER CONTRACT 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 SOLD 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 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. Bahama Coral Island Vacant interior lot. Owner financing available. Call for details. Bahama Palm Shore Several lots available in fast growing area. All lots have beach access. Call for prices. Hope Town This 3 story island home is only a few minutes walk from the beach. Offers views of the Sea of Abaco. This building is only 3 years old, and is in very good condition. $650,000. Sandy Point 1 story, this home consist of 3 beds, 2 bath, utility room, garage and boat house. Sits on 2 acres of lovely beach front. Perfect area for bonefishing or deep sea fishing. $450,000 Long Beach Vacant lots in lovely development. All lots have beach access. Starting at $30,000 Casuarina Point vacant lot available in growing community, close to beach. Reduced to fantastic price $15,900 UNDERCONTRACT 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 SOLD 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 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. Bahama Coral Island Vacant interior lot. Owner financing available. Call for details. Sandy Point #5072 This 1 1/2 story beach front residence sits on two acres of beautiful waterfront. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, kitchen/living and dinning room, utility, garage and boathouse. Great for deep sea or bonefishing, water sports or relaxation. Enjoy the white powder sandy beach with lots of room for expansion.

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Page 16 B The Abaconian June 1, 2004 The low cost maintenance of pavers and the ease of replacing units within these areas make them ideal materials for exteriors. With over 250 designer colors to choose from American Pavers has a multitude of uses for both residential and commercial properties.Sold in a variety of shapes to suite your style Call: (954) 727-8595 (954) 727-8595 (954) 727-8595 (954) 727-8595 (954) 727-8595 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QFREE Q FREE QFREE Q FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TETE TETE TE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. Fenced-in with electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet. $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 359-6658Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com 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 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT Houses and Apartments For RentClassified Advertisements Classified Ads Bring Results Call 367-3202 Island Property ManagementJulie Farrington & Leslie SawyerP.O. Box AB-22758 Green Turtle Cay Abaco Tel: (242) 365-4695 or 365-4047 email: ipmjulie@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/ipm Vacations Rentals Surfers from Elbow Cay and Guana Cay enjoyed a day of great surfing at the surf break known as Willowahs. The waves were a solid two feet with a sunny day to light up the show! Thanks to all of our supporters the event was a huge success. The results are as follows for Novice Wave Riding: left to right, Natasha Albury, fourth place winner; James Boyce, first place winner; Lance Roberts, second place winner; Christine McCully; Bronson Roberts; Tim Albury; and Andrea Reisberg. Not pictured was Ali Boyce who came in third.Novices Enjoyed Wave Riding Old Grinding Wheel Still SharpensMr. Joe Albury of ManO-War has restored an old grinding wheel that used to be in use on the cay many years ago. He demonstrated its use at the recent Island Roots Festival in Green Turtle Cay. He found that many people were interested in the old time tool powered by foot power. The wheel put a very sharp edge on every kind of tool whether it was knives for the kitchen, machetes for the field or tools used in the building of boats. The wheel was kept cool by water dripping on the wheel from the ingenious system on the piece of driftwood over the wheel. SupportCitizens Against CrimeWorking to Keep Our Crime Down Well Done Drilling ServicesSpecializing inWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems: 350GPD to 200,000GPDExcavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles plantedTrenching: Trenching for underground utility services We serve all of Abaco including the caysCall us today for a free consultationMarsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 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 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 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE Houses and Land For SaleClassified Advertisements 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. 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 Sandra Evans, BRIMultiple-listing Broker sandra @abacorealtor.com East Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone/Fax: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com We Overdeliver Homes Property Beach Front Condos Corporate RentalsQuality commercial building. Many new renovations. Showroom and fabrication shop has intent to remain under new ownership. Excellent location in heart of business district. Many applications possible, well rented now. Paved parking. Serious inquiries please. $517,200 Wonderful beach front home with rental potential could sleep ten! Brand new, spacious and beautifully finished with many handcrafted details. Large kitchen with dishwasher and pantry, garage/studio with 1/2 bath. Sleeping porch and cement swimming pool. Easy drive from Marsh Harbour. $459,900 Unique opportunity on Guana Cay. 80 of waterfront on sheltered breathtaking cove plus guest house with views of Sea of Abaco and Atlantic Ocean. Dockage permitted on existing dock. Beautiful and serene area, paved road to settlement. $344,900 Superb villa at Regattas of Abaco. Private beach, prettiest views, walk to everything. Pool, tennis courts and nicely furnished terrace. Upgraded kitchen and baths. Includes very stylish furniture and comes fully appointed and equipped. Ample storage, onsite management. $265,000 One of the best loved and best maintained homes in Marsh Harbour. Rolling 1/2 acre, partly fenced. Beautiful garden and huge entertaining terrace. Oversize living and dining rooms. Eat-in kitchen with immaculate appliances. Recent renovation, new roof, carport. $373,500 Few properties remain available at Bahama Palm Shores. While they last: $15,000 each, many with Atlantic Ocean views and all with beach access. Buy now or invest in this rapidly appreciating community. Large area zoned for eventual commercial services. 1/3 acre hill top sites with 30 access to Sea of Abaco fishing grounds and safe swimming. Private community with protective covenants. Quality neighbourhood with established vacation rental history. Underground utilities including phones. Area emerging as the artists colony of Abaco. Buy now at the exceptional value of $58,800 each. Now Selling! Carleton Landing, Treasure Cays newest luxury homes. Docks and garages avaialbe. BUY NOW at pre-construction prices. Man-O-War two beautiful wooded lots, one with guest housea and orchard. Roads in place; electric, phone, TV lines are underground. Also 16 fiberglass sloop. H. Thompson 365-6060 Marsh Harbour 3 bed/2bath furnished home. Large yard w/fruit trees. $250,000. Call 3675503 or 357-6561 Marsh Harbour, hillside lot near the castle. Panoramic sea views, quiet residential area, great opportunity. $60,000 net. Call Victor at 367-2749 or Deb at 603-292-5421. Marsh Harbour conveniently located triplex apartment. Fully furnished, enclosed property. Asking $185,000. Call Mrs. Scott at 367-2957 or 367-4364 after 5 pm Turtle Rocks 40 acres $8000 per acre. 910686-9612 Dundas Town Meeting13 May 2004 Chairman Cay Mills reviewed the budget figures submitted for the fiscal year 2004/2005. The total of $278,400 is 152 percent above last years budget of $110,100. Much of the increase relates to expenses in changing from a once weekly residential garbage pick-up to a twice weekly collection and the increased cost to the town for maintaining the new Central Pines Estates Seven thousand dollars is now available for a capital project and this will be applied to a seawall at Ocean View Park. Engineering and estimates for the wall are now being assembled. The Dundas Town fire engine had the radiator cleaned as the engine was running hot. It still runs hot and it is believed to need a head gasket. The muffler needs to be repaired or replaced. Mr. Mills felt the truck should be put into good operating condition before turning it over to the police department. Mr. Mills expressed disappointment in Committee member Silbert Mills for soliciting money recently for the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department on Radio Abaco and not asking for money for the Dundas Town truck. Mr. Silbert Mills reminded the Committee that he raised the money originally which purchased the truck and there remains $2,300 of the original funds available for maintenance. He asked members to review their February minutes showing that the Committee had been advised that these funds were available. Mr. Silbert Mills continued that the fire engine was given to the Dundas Town Committee after he raised the money and arranged for its purchase. This was done before his association with Local Government which does not allow Local Government members to solicit funds or maintain a bank account. Any money which comes to Local Government must be deposited to governments consolidated fund. In view of the current discord overLocal Government at Work funds for the truck maintenance, Mr. Silbert Mills asked the Committee to find another person to be a signature on the account as he preferred to have his name removed. In closing, members praised Mr. Cay Mills for the speech he gave at the opening of the Dundas Town clinic. Drive SafelyProtect Your Life and the Lives of Others

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Wholesale distribution in Abaco by Abaco Treasures and Solomons Abaco. Retail in United States by West Marine, Boat US, Boaters World, Cruising Guide Publications, and Bluewater Books and Charts. Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned and Rehubbed Aluminum Brass Stainless Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum SandblastingPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour By Portia Jonsson These are some safety tips that Citizens Against Crime are recommending. 1. Establish a safe area in your home and make a plan with your family and your neighbours on what you will do in the event of an emergency. 2. Install strong windows, doors and locks which do not allow easy access. 3. Install adequate lighting outside your home. 4. Have emergency phone numbers such as the police, fire department and neighbours close to the phone. 5. Create the appearance that the house is occupied in your absence by using timers to control lights and radios. 6. Never admit strangers into your home without proper identification. 7. Teach your children how to call the police or a neighbour for help in the event of an emergency. 8. Carefully screen your help and request that any contractor working for you provide the names, place of birth, and date of birth of all sub-contract labour working on your property. 9. Avoid walking or jogging alone at night, particularly in isolated areas with limited street lights. 10. Report suspicious persons to the police. Do not attempt to apprehend suspects yourself. Observe as much as you can and call the police immediately.Tips from Citizens Against Crime Interpreting The Input Part IIIn a computer lies a CPU. This item is the processing area for this now much needed electronic item. It is in this CPU that several things take place, some simultaneously, some randomly. However, the driving force to the continuity of this multifaceted collage of wires, diodes, mother-board and circuitry is the programs that are loaded on the machine. If a CPU stands on its own without programs, and of course, no power supply, what the computer was designed to do will not be accomplished and there will be confusion, lack of productivity, demand will not match supply, customer care will never be realized, transaction will never begin, and most of all, the CPU will not perform any of its preferred tasks. But, once the programs are loaded, the CPU is activated and can begin to receive information to perform certain tasks within its scope of operation. New Rehoboth Ministries International (N.R.M.I.)U.S. Mail: P.O.Box 592548, Miami, Fl 33159. P. O. Box AB-21012, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas. (242) 367-5858 Phone and Fax www.nrmint.org e-mail: nrmi@batelnet.bsTo assist the CPU in becoming and doing what it was made to do and be, the Input has to be translated, recognized, understood and be consistent with the programmers language. We, as human beings are like the CPU, waiting to Interpret the Input. Everyone of us faces decisions. Rarely do we go through an entire day without being confronted with many different choices, some minor and some major. Can any of us guarantee that we will consistently do the right thing? It is only when we face serious decisions that we begin to look for sources or get interested in the subject of guidance. What prepares us for these situations, primarily, are the way we handle or deal with minor decisions. So, the time or way to think or manage the subject is to begin learning now. To Interpret the Input. So, these series of articles will bring information together for your encouragement and assistance. Rev. Earlyn B. Baillou Senior Pastor, N.R.M.I. The CyberLearning CenterSUMMERPROGRAMComputer, Mathematics, Reading, Tennis and Much more !! June 14th July 30th REGISTERNOWTel: 367-5757 Most of the equipment for Hope Towns road resurfacing has been landed in the White Sound area of Elbow Cay. Above is the hot mix plant which will generate the hot mix material on the island. Gravel and tar compound will be barged to this site as required. A contract for $585,000 was signed in Hope Town on March 12 for the resurfacing of the road from the town to the south end of Elbow Cay. The company doing the work is Cleares Heavy Equipment/Caribbean Asphalt. Almost half of the funds are being provided by residents of Elbow Cay, mainly second home owners.Road Resurfacing Gets Underway

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June 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. 1994 Honda Civic 5 spd, 17" Rims, Infinity Sound Sys. $4900 Call 365-5175 or 367-4500 Dock Ladder steps. For more info, contact Sam Albury at 365-6058 or 477-5944 1997 200 HP Yamaha outboard, salt water model, on Abaco, low hours. DUTY PAID. $2000 OBO Call 561-715-6603 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 16 Malibu, 4 HP Mercury, like new, center console, Bimini top. $5200 ONO Call 365-6138 22 Aquasport, 175 HP Johnson, w/ Bimini top. Call 365-6052 or 559-8351 23 Seacraft Sportfish 225 Merc, view at Lighthouse Marina $18,500 OBO Call 367-3596 27 Phoenix 1989, twin 200 HP Volvo diesel, outriggers, auto pilot, V-berth w/shower & toilet 100 sq. ft. fishing area, ready for charter. $32,000 Call 954-764-7145 or 954-770-7197 30 2 Cape Dory 1984 fully equipped and Bahamian DUTY PAID. Asking $32,000 Contact Junior after 5 p.m. at 366-0361 or 3596318 32 Luhrs Asking $16,000 Call 365-6052 or 375-8737 33 ft. Chris Craft 1974, partially renovated, very roomy, good fishing boat. $16,000 or best offer. Call Grant @359-6208 for info 37 Bellecraft Catamaran Sportfish, 2001 twin 300 HPYanmar diesel engines, 600 mile range, auto pilot, radar, 2 GPS, 2 depth finders, 2 VHF, much more. $148,000 OBO 772-285-0315 18,000 BYU wall air conditioner, two years old, business required a larger unit. $300 Call 367-3202 Epic Batteries requires a battery technician / office assistant for Abaco office. Must be computer literate with some organizational skills. Automotive knowledge would be a plus. Please call 242-380-8031 any time for an interview. COMMERCIAL SERVICES 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 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. 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 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE38' Gulfstar MotorYacht 1983 DUTY PAID, Major refit & repowered 1995. S/130 DSL Well maintained. $62,500 312-287-6524 or wagnercaesar@aol.com 38 C&C Landfall, 1981, Recent Awlgrip, new canvas, recent Sobstad jib with a foam luff, Harkin roller furling headstay, Yanmar 30 HP diesel, H&C water, propane stove/oven, refrig.Treasure Cay. $49,000 Ph. 242-3658467 42 Uniflyte Sportsfisher Ol Smoothie Twin diesel, 1 engine needs work, many extras. Located at Treasure Cay marina L dock. $35,000. Call 250-514-7378 56 Shrimp Trawler. Four new 500-gal fiber glassed steel fuel tanks (two in engine room/ two in lazarette). One 350-gal stainless steel tank in lazarette for drinking water. Alarm system on all 3 engines. Computer driven global positioning system. One 10-KW 110/ 220-Volt Kubota diesel power plant, less than 2 years old. Four almost new 45 spectra trawl nets. Stainless steel trawl cable. Two recently installed cort nozzles. Two 2:1 reduction gears. Shallow Draft. $51,000 REDUCED $20,000 because of health reasons. Contact Jack Dant @ 912-832-5153 Abaco Electric Motor & Generator RepairsRewind, Rebuild, Repair HP 200 HP All Types of Electric MotorsElectric Pumps, Generators, Power Tools Air Compressor Repairs Sonith Lockhart 367-3273 Forest Drive, Dundas TownWe guarantee service, price & your satisfaction EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Your AdCould Be Here Call 367-3202Joyce Elizabeth Lowe, 75, or Marsh Harbour, passed away on May 21. There was a grave side service in Nassau on May 26 officiated by Mr. Hartis Pinder and Mr. Sidney Pinder. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Bertram Lowe and is survived by children Sylvia Bethel, Linda Cole and Geoffrey Lowe; grandchildren Jason, Darrell and Damien Cole, Michell Cole, Sabrina Thompson, Catherine Lowe andObituaries of Family and Friends Gavin Bethel; great-grandchildren Chloe Belle, Madisyn, Sebastian and Samara Cole; son-in-law Christopher Cole; daughter-in-law Diane Lowe; grandsonin-law Stacy Thompson; granddaughterin-law Nicole Bethel; sisters Myrtle and Geraldine Albury; brother-in-law Lambert Albury; sisters-in-law Patsy and C.C. Bethel; and many other relatives and friends. ReADY mIX CoNCReTe Prices start at $110.00 per yd. Free DeliveryROCK $29 ton (imported) 3/4 and pea rock SAND $31 ton (imported)Delivery from Treasure Cay to Bahama Palm ShoresVisit our modern facility on the Murphy Town water front beside Parkers Landing CALLUS TODAY FOR QUOTES PH: 367-2891 FAX: 367-2892 Abacos cornerstone to construction.

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Page 20 B The Abaconian June 1, 2004 OPEN MON SAT FROM 8 AM 7 PM & SUN 9 AM 2 PM WELL BLOW YOUR MIND, NOT YOUR BUDGET The freshest produce, specially-cut meat,groceries, supplies,housewares,electronics, lawn and garden & more.All at great prices with daily Smart Buys for even bigger savings.You CAN have it all. All in one place:Solomons SuperCenter. Nathan Key Drive,Marsh Harbour,Abaco Tel:242-367-2601/2 Fax:242-367-2731 Open MonSat from 8:00 am:00 pm,Sun from 9:00 am:00 pm LOOK FOR FANTASTIC SPECIALS EVERY DAY THROUGHOUT THE STORE