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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 VOLUME 12, NUMBER 12, JUNE 15th, 2004Sandy Point Holds RegattaHoliday Weekend Is TIme for Home Coming and Community Activities Chamber Hears From Government Officers Pathfinders Offers 13 New ScholarshipsThe Abaco Chamber of Commerce invited four government officials to speak on various responsibilities of their departments. Shown abover are, seated, Mr. Gary Smith of Customs, Mrs. Veronica Nairn, Labour Department, and standing, Act. Supt. Clarence Russell of the Police Department, Mr. Art Sands, Mr. Bradley Reckley and Ms. Cindy Hayworth all of the Chamber and Mr. Frederick Bonomy of Immigration. See story on page 2. Thirteen students were chosen to receive scholarships from the Pathfinders Scholarship Foundation this spring. They were hosted at a reception at Abaco Beach Resort on May 30. They will leave in the fall for schools in Nassau and in the United States. They are, left to right, Sabrina Laing, Vilene Baptist, Dawson Malone, Tia Knowles, Sarah Swain, Joshua Malone, Chervain Dean, Shane Cash, Samantha Major, David McHale and Devaughn Edgecombe. Not pictured are Miquell Miller and Mario Sawyer. The Pathfinders Scholarship Foundation held a reception to announce the new students who have been awarded scholarships for the next school year. This time there are 13 recipients bringing the total to 43 students who are receiving assistance. Two unique scholarships are being offered this year through the foundation. The one is funded by the organization Feed the Poor which is represented by David Price. This scholarship was awarded to Vilene Baptist who will be attending Ramapo College in New Jersey. The other is a full tuition four-year scholarship to Shenendoah College in Virginia which is partially funded by the college Please see Pathfinders Page23 The Sandy Point Regatta held on June 4-6 attracted four Class C sailboats shown above at the start of the third race. Three rac es were held and the overall first place winner was Bulreg. Sandy Point celebrated the Labour Day weekend with a regatta and home coming. Shore activities complemented the racing at sea. Four Class C boats competed in three races on June 4 and 5. Ashore the people enjoyed competitions, games, food and camaraderie. A company from Freeport even offered parasailing rides. People came from Nassau and Freeport to this annual event. The sailing boats, all from the southern Bahamas, had great sailing weather to enjoy the friendly competition. Commodore Smith of the Police Department was race chairman and coordinated three races, one on June 4 and two on June 5. The winners of the Ocean Race were First place Bulreg Second place Sacrifice Third place Chars Thunderbird Fourth place Barbarian Overall winners were First place Bulreg from Exuma Second place Sacrifice from Long Island Third place Chars Thunderbird from Andros Fourth place Barbarian from Acklins Awards were presented the night of June 5.

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Page 2 The Abaconian June 15, 2004 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour Now Serving Sushi!Open For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week Sunda y Br unc h Every Sunday from: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm $25 per person, Children under 12 years Price Includes: All you can eat buffet, Free Mimosa, Free Soft Drinks, Free Parking For Reservations Call: 367-2158 At Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2278snappas@msn.com Open 11 am until. . 7 days a week Happy Hour Daily 5 7:30World Famous Grilled Food & CocktailsWild Wednesday Happy Hour 5 11 Major Credit Cards acceptedThe Abaco Chamber of Commerce began a series of three meetings which features government officers who head departments on Abaco. The luncheon meeting held on June 10 at Abaco Beach Resort was the first which heard from four department heads.Customs Figures Show Abaco Doing WellMr. Gary Smith, Superintendent of Customs for Abaco, is a native son, being the son of Cynthia and Sam Smith of Marsh Harbour. He was asked if Abaco people are shopping at home and supporting local businesses. He felt that basically local people are supporting local businesses. There is much travel abroad by Abaconians but usually they shop only for specialty items. He backed this up with statistics. The year 2001 was a banner year with 60,956 tons of cargo being shipped to Abaco by sea. The revenue was over $27 million. That revenue includes about $100,000 weekly which the government receives from Castaway Cay. Revenue was down slightly in 2003 but the figures for this year appear to be up. Mr. Smith felt that maybe up to 40 percent of the revenue is due to second home owners. Sixty-five percent of Bahamian revenue is from Customs. Mr. Smith felt that Abaco is very resilient to world events. After the 9/11 event, Abaco showed a slight decrease in visitor arrivals but has rebounded very well. Revenues this year will increase partially because of increased enforcement. By next year the department will be computerized which will give Customs officers the ability to compare values of similar items. Mr. Smith commented on his opinion of the trade agreements which are now under consideration. There will always be a need for Customs because there will always be tariffs. There will always be revenue officers whether the country puts in place a sales tax or a value added tax. It is probable that the country will become a full member of the World Trade Organization within the next few years which prohibits barriers to trade. There will be changes in tariffs but he felt that it will be years before they are put in place.Immigration Faces Daunting ProblemsThe second speaker was Mr. Frederick Bonomy, Chief Immigration Officer on Abaco. He has five officers who monitor the airports, the mail boat and the fast ferry. He realizes that our illegal immigrant problem is a very serious problem and feels that there needs to be a plan to solve the problem. No one knows how many there are but he felt that the number is at least 5000. He receives many applications for work permits for immigrants which are usually granted because of the reluctance of Bahamians to do menial work. His staff on Abaco is too limited to carry out raids. He works with the police and immigration officers from Nassau to carry out raids on a random basis.Police Chief Urges Community InvolvementMr. Clarence Russell, Acting Superintendent in charge of the Police Force on Abaco, was pleased to be asked to speak when there was not a crisis in the community. He explained that the department practices prevention and detection of crime. He strongly believes in community policing and described an area of Nassau which has a low crime rate because the residents there have a crime watch which is very effective. The key to reduced crime is the community getting involved and working closely with the police. The police department only enforces laws, apprehending criminals to protect people, property and visitors. It is essential to bring the offenders to swift justice. Since the police department has prosecutors in court, the department encourages officers to become trained lawyers and there are now 30. Some are in the courts while others are in the field to prevent crimes. Mr. Russell was very forceful in emphasizing that with economic growth and develop will come prosperity and increased crime. He shared with the group some of the frustrations that police officers face. One known drug dealer who came from another Family Island is being harboured by a relative. Mr. Russell would like to see the man leave Abaco. In another instance the police raided a business carrying on illegal operations. The float for the business was more than $14,000 and the police found over $100,000 in the safe. The business was shut down. However, by the next day the manager showed up with a business license and re-opened. The police will be getting a 36-foot boat very soon. But they realize that they cannot patrol the island with one boat. Abaco has 11 airstrips most of which are on outlying cays many miles apart. Mr. Russell challenged Abaco to get organized and work together with the police to send a message to criminal elements considering coming to Abaco that they will not be tolerated here. Abaco people need to speak with one voice that they will not tolerate more crime on this island.Labour Feels Training Is CrucialMrs. Veronica Nairn, Assistant Direct of Labour, spoke about her duties. The Department of Labou maintains an employment exchange register which assists the un-Chamber Hears from Local Department Heads Please see Chamber Page 22

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June 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANY www.damianos.com EXCEPTIONAL LISTINGS SINCE 1945 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 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 VILLAGE PROPERTYInternet Ref. #1969Commercial building may be converted to residentialCBS Structure: 780 sq Land: 2,977 sqViews of Hope Town harbour10,000 gallon cisternWalk to all amenities$289,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 MARSH HARBOUR Leslie Pinder & Donna Darville Tel: 242-367-5046 leslie@damianos.com donna@damianos.com HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CAY Kerry Sullivan Tel: 242-366-0040 kerry@damianos.com ELBOW CAY PROPERTIES Jane Patterson Tel: 242-366-0569 jane@damianos.com LUBBERS QUARTERS & TILLOO CAY Laurie Schreiner Tel: 242-366-3143 laurie@damianos.comNeed 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. 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. #2131TILLOO 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. 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Page 4 The Abaconian June 15, 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 ManagerBahamas Public Service Union MarchBy Jennifer Hudson History was made on Abaco on June 4th when, for the first time on the streets of Marsh Harbour, several of the unions got together in a march led by the Bahamas Public Service Union to celebrate Labour Day. For years union members on Abaco have talked about staging a march and church service to bring together all the unions in the same way it has been done in Nassau for many years. A church service was held on June 2nd at the Trumpet Assemblies of God Church with Rev. Carlton Dorsette, President of the Abaco Christian Council, as guest speaker, the theme being Togetherness and the Need to Work Together Better in the Work Place This service, which was broadcast live on Radio Abaco, was attended by members of the BPSU, BCPOU and the Nurses Union. On June 4th in the first Labour Day March on Abaco, 30 members of the BCPOU and BPSU marched from Abaco Wholesale along Don MacKay Boulevard to Dove Plaza. Organizers of this march said that although the event started in a small way this year, next year the march will be greatly expanded when members of the Teachers Union, BEC, Batelco and the Bankers and Hotel Workers Unions will be invited to participate. Mr. Wayne Bastian of the BPSU said that the union feels that it is time to start to ease tensions between the various agencies and corporations. They would like to see the different unions coming together in a friendly and social atmosphere during the year and start some friendly volley ball and basketball competitions. They plan to hold a church service monthly when the various unions will join together in worship at a different church each month. The next service will be held at the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour.Bingo, Anyone?By Isobel Sherman Every Friday evening beginning Bingo is held at the PTA meeting room of St Frances de Sales school. Sponsored by the Catholic Church, Bingo night is to raise funds to pay for the insurance on the buildings in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Cost is one dollar a card. There are prizes and refreshments on sale so they invite the public to enjoy an evening of Bingo.Surprise ShowerBy Isobel Sherman A surprise baby shower for Mrs. Central Abaco NewsNeulessa Major was held on June 13 at her home in Marsh Harbour. Mrs. Major has been confined to her bed for the past six months. Mrs. Major is a teacher at Central Abaco Primary School and is Youth Leader for Pilot Club International.Raffle WinnersThe Pilot Club of Abaco held its annual Spring Fling Dance on Friday May 18 at Below Decks at Abaco Beach Resort. In attendance were Island Administrator Alexander Williams and Mrs. Williams. A raffle was drawn and the following persons won, Jaden Albury, Shacoya Curry, Maria Bethel, Randy Key, Joy McKenzie, Greer Coleby, Tatia Chea, Christopher Pinder, Ron Lavarity, Christine Chu, Lynden Scott and Amy Mackey. Part of the proceeds for the raffle will be donated to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Please see Central Page 5 The Bahamas Public Service Union and the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union held a march in Marsh Harbour on June 4 to celebrate Labour Day. The members hope to make this an annual event and will be inviting other union members to join them. The march was organized by Roger Smith, area vice president of the PCPOU, and Wayne Bastian, Shop Steward of BPSO. The disaster committees from all areas of Abaco held a meeting on June 9 to meet with the chairmen of the various sub-committees. About 45 persons attended the meeting in preparation for this hurricane season which began June 1. Present at the meeting was Mr. Carl Smith, Chairman of the National Emergency Management Agency, who spoke at length to the group. A concern was raised about the lack of trained personnel in the Mud and Pigeon Pea communities. Also in attendance was Cabinet member Mr. David Cates, Management Disaster Coordinator. Shown above is the group discussing their problems and concerns with the staff from Nassau. 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 Plant your citrus tree now and enjoy your own fruit See our wide variety of citrus trees, oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes in 3 gal.& 10 gal.pots

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June 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 More Central Abaco NewsFire Department and Abaco Crash Rescue Squad Association.PLP Chairman Calls for the Establishing BranchesBy Portia Jonsson During the evening of June 11th many Progressive Liberal Party supporters turned out to a meeting held in Marsh Harbour to CentralFrom Page 4 A Marine Conservation Exhibition will be on display on Abaco from June 28-July 3, 2004, at Solomons Supercenter in Marsh Harbour. The display is a total of 48 feet long. The segment shown above depicts a mangrove ecosystem and is one of five that is part of an exhibition about marine reserves and marine conservation that is being sponsored by The Department of Fisheries, The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation and The Nature Conservancy. A student in New Providence is pictured above viewing a mural. After being displayed in Nassau the exhibition traveled to Andros, Exuma and Eleuthera before coming to Abaco. The public is invited to enjoy the exhibition. Flooding and wind-blown debris can BLAST through windows and sliding glass doors ruining household furnishings and irrecoverable treasures. And thats not to mention the dangers it presents to you and your family. Rollaway Shutters can protect your home even in windloads of 140 m.p.h. Installed on the outside and controlled on the inside, Rollaway Shutters also offer protection from vandals, harsh sunlight and heat and cold. With four styles to choose from to suit your needs, Roll-a-way Storm and Security Shutters can secure your home in minutes from theft or storm. Call now for a FREE estimate with no obligations or come to ABACO HARDWARE ( Local distributors for Roll-a-way ) for a custom quote today.ABACO HARDWARE LTDDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour Tel: (242) 367-2170 e-mail: abacohdwe@batelnet.bs For more info on Roll-a-way Storm and Security Shutters please contact us. With Roll-a-way shutters, the days of having to manually board up your home can be a thing of the past! Accordian shutters in front of sliding glass doors. Bahama shutters are available in an array of colors. Colonial shutters look like traditional wood shutters. HURRICANE SEASON.IT CAN BE A REAL BLASTThe Progressive Liberal Party held an organizational meeting in Marsh Harbour on June 11. Mr. Raynard Rigby, National Chairman of the PLP, spoke to the group. He urged them to organize and to develop youth organizations. There is a possibility that Abaco will form an island Council rather than be a branch of the Nassau PLP. Mr. Rigby would like to see more cooperation between North and South Abaco. Shown above are, seated, Mr. Rigby and Mr. Gary Sawyer, standing Mr. JR Albury, Ms. Gwen Martin and Mr. Ricky Smith. Mr. Sawyer is a member of the National General Council of the PLP. hear their partys Chairman, Mr. Raynard Rigby, discuss his desire and plans for the establishment of branches throughout Abaco. Mr. Rigby called on South and North Abaco to work together as a family and share ideas. He stressed the importance of having branches in the communities, saying that it is critical in the success of the PLP. On that note, he recognized that the country is going through a transition and encouraged those present to reach out to the young people. They were told that young people hold the determining vote and any branch not getting the youth involved is missing the point. Young people are a very important part of the political equation and need to know the history of the PLP. Without that history, they do not have a connection to the party. Mr. Rigby also emphasized the need for young people to understand the struggles of the party. The chairman went on to say that there are many doubters in the party when it comes to the Prime Minister talking on transformation. Mr. Rigby reflected on the Prime Please see Central Page 22

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Page 6 The Abaconian June 15, 2004 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 drink 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 SpecialsCherokee SoundShell Exhibition at CherokeeBy Jennifer Hudson What a wonderful array of Gifts from the Sea that was on display at the third annual Sea Shell Show and Exhibition in the new W.W. Sands Community Centre at Cherokee Sound on Whit Monday. Approximately 200 people, not only from Cherokee and Marsh Harbour but also from the cays visited the exhibition. Since it was so well received, the organizers decided to open it again during the following Labour Day Friday holiday. I have seen many beautiful sea shells over the years but the variety and quality of the natural shells at this exhibition were truly amazing. From the enormous to the minuscule and many unusual varieties, patterns and colours, it was really a feast for the eyes. Some were no larger than a nail head but perfect in their beauty, and the lady who filled a basket with these minute shells and sea urchins well deserved the award she won not only for her talents in displaying the shells but for her sheer patience in collecting such a wealth of miniature beauties. Lee Pinder is another avid and seasoned collector of shells, and she had laid out and labeled a very comprehensive display of all the different shell families which was most educational and interesting. Other exhibits included a magnificent Hawksbill Turtle which won the Best in Show award, displays of sea sponges, bottles and corals as well as coins and stamps depicting marine life. Also on display were various attractive handcrafted items, all utilising shells or a nautical theme in some way. In addition to being a conchology exhibition, this was also a judged show and judging took place in four categories: 1. Natural shells (a. Lone shells, b. Grouping of similar shells, c. Childrens entries ) 2. Art work or handcrafted items made with actual shells 3. Entries of other objects from the sea excluding shells 4. Miscellaneous items which look like a shell or have shells on them e.g., jewellery or ceramics The judges had quite a task selecting the winners but their final decisions were: Lone Shell: 1. Triton shell Oneisha Stubbs (aged 11 years) 2. Jacobs cup Evelyn Albury 3. King Conch Lee Pinder Honourable Mention: Milk Conch encrusted with coral Evelyn Albury South Abaco NewsCluster of shells: 1. Mixed tiny shells Evelyn Albury 2. Cowries Lee Pinder Childrens entries 1. Dre Hepburn Basket of shells 2. Oneisha Stubbs Basket of shells 3. Tyler Albury Painting of shells Honourable mention: Laceton Glinton Fish mobile Art work or handcrafted items: 1. Wreath Evelyn Albury 2. Large basket Evelyn Albury 3. Mirror Michelle Lowe Honourable Mention: Shell ship Kathy Hura; Anchor Lee Pinder; Mobile Kathy Hura, Soldier Crab painting Kathy Hura Special awards were given to Lee Pinder for her Hawksbill turtle and Joann Bradley and Lee Pinder for their sponge collection. Norma Albury received honourable mention for her tall basket. Ribbons were awarded for placements in all categories with a floating trophy of a mounted fine specimen of a Queen Conch presented for the first time this year to the winner of Best in Show. All proceeds from the show will go to the Cherokee Primary School to assist in procuring a new tile floor. Visitors to the show also enjoyed relaxing outside under a large shade tree chatting with friends and enjoying the refreshments which were on sale to boost the schools funds. If you missed the show this year and you are in any way a lover of beauty you should certainly plan to visit next year. Please see South Page 7 A beautiful display of shells and other marinet rophies artifacts were exhibited on Whit Monday, May 31, at the newly restored Wm. Sands Community Center in Cherokee. The show was so well attended that it was opened again on Labour Day, June 4. Proceeds from this fund raising will go to the Cherokee All Age School to help with the expense of a new tile floor that will hopefully be installed during the summer. Gold & Silver Jewellery, Bronze Sculpture & Nautical CuriosThe work of three generations of JohnstonsVisitors to our PP PP P ub & Galleryub & Gallery ub & Galleryub & Gallery ub & Gallery are always welcomeVisit Abacos largest and most diverse art gallery Chat with the sculptors and artist craftsmen Open 7 days a weekFF FF F ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until 18 miles South of Marsh Harbour, by road or boat Website: www.petespub.com e-mail: pete@petespub.com P.O. Box AB-20282, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 366-3503Make it a day excursion and have lunch at our beach front pub Pig Barbeque Saturday afternoon beginning at noon See the Foundary in operation on Thursdays

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June 15, 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 Bahamian ArtistEddie MinnisRoyal Harbour Village in Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0137 www.theconchpearl.com Im Eddie Minnis and Im a Bahamian artist. The Bahamas is a beautiful archipelago with a culture of its own. As an artist I try to capture some of this and share it with others through painting. I paint exclusively with a palette knife with oil on canvas. I am primarily a landscape artist, however due to my background in architecture, my paintings often feature the quaint colonial structures of our islands. I hope that through my work you can get a small taste of the incredible beauty of our islands and the rich heritage of our people. More South Abaco NewsOther Community NewsBy Lee PinderNew Public ToiletsIt took less than a week for the builders to erect new public toilets. However, there is still a septic tank to be dug as well as plumbing and electrical work to be done. Hopefully, government will finish this public facility so that it can be utilitized this summer when Cherokees visitors are at their highest, since we attract more family visitors than the usual tourists and seasonal fishermen. SouthFrom Page 6 CongratulationsCongratulations to Yizel and Richard Albury, who were joined in holy matrimony on June 5th at Epworth Methodist Chapel in Cherokee with Brother Bob Cornish and Brother Daniel Sawyer officiating. The bride wore above-the-elbow white glovelets and her dress was a strapless vision of loveliness in a floor length pure white silk organza covered with intricate designs done in seed pearls and crystal beads that shimmered as she walked down the aisle. Her matron of honour, Mailin Sands, wore a long gown of glistening pale rose pink organza as did the flower girl, Tiffany Albury. Richards best man was Grant Sands and the grooms nephew, Landon Albury, took his duties as ring bearer very seriously. The church was full to capacity and the reception was held immediately after the ceremony under a tent on the basketball court with seating facilities inside the new air-conditioned community center. Best wishes to the happy couple for a long and prosperous married life together. School NewsThe students held their annual end-ofthe-year picnic and beach party. Everyone hiked over the hill and out to Little Bay where they were challenged to build a sand castle. The winners of the competition in the two groups (upper and lower grades) both won free lunch at Diane Sawyers, who prepares and sells sandwiches and lunches in the settlement from her home. The students are getting ready for their mini-fair on June 19, and we understand there are to be new games and competitions plus a cook-out and a raffle. Their goal is to raise the money they need for the new floor. So be sure to come out and join in the fun. Before the school year comes to an end, the students will be planting another tree. This time it will be a sea grape tree and will be behind the school near the new public toilets. There will be half-day pre-school classes for the little ones during the summer vacation to prepare them for first grade which they will start in the fall. Mrs. Joanne Bradley will be teaching the children three mornings a week, but the starting date has not yet been agreed upon. You Dont Miss It Till Its GoneAs the electrical poles go up alongside the roadway, we try to remember in our minds eye of how it looked before. Virgin land that has probably never felt mans footprints possibly since the beginning of time are now being dug up with giant bull dozers, ripping up rock and trees and who knows what else to make way for progress. I know we cant have it both ways, but, oh, sometimes it is so sad to think of the natural beauty that is now gone forever and in its place stand the ugly poles and wires overhead. Just like a digital photo a friend of ours sent us recently taken of our settlement from the vantage point of the Sand Bar dock, but with one thing missing (he removed BATELCOs tower). How sweet it is to look at that picture and remember how quaint Little Cherokee looked before progress came and thrust us into the 21st century. The beautifully restored community center in Cherokee provided a lovely setting for the annual Shell Exhibition. Enjoying the show are Mrs. Jennifer Hudson and Mrs. Veronica Saunders. 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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Page 8 The Abaconian June 15, 2004The AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Isobel Sherman Contributors: Rayallen Fredericks, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abacos most compete newspaper(U.S. address) FA 181 PMB 620 8902 N Military Trail Palm Bch Gardens, FL 33410 7,500 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface All About TownThe Editor Says . Contributions and Volunteer ServiceBy Isobel ShermanWhere Are They?On the Whit Monday holiday weekend a Little league baseball tournament was held at the ballpark in Murphy Town. Players ages 9 to 14 from Freeport came to Abaco to play the teams from Abaco Youth in Action. Games were played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Abaco Youth in Action did a fantastic job readying the field for play and put up tarpaulins over the bleachers as well as a tent where they sold refreshments. Originally there were to be two sites for the games but the decision was made to play all games in Murphy Town. What was disappointing was the lack of support by parents in Abaco to watch their children compete. The competition was not really abut winning since Freeport has organized baseball staring at age 6 but one of exposure so that the players on Abaco will grow in their baseball skills. Very few parents were out at the games but many parents traveled from Freeport to see their children play. Every Saturday Abaco Youth in Action has close to 100 kids out playing and this programme has grown steadily since its inception last year. However, very few parents watch or even assist in the program. The future is our young people. There has always been the cry that there is nothing constructive for the young to do. This is an excellent program and let us realize that for it to continue and grow more help is needed. Parents, come out and support your children.Ten Thousand StepsThe latest jargon in physical fitness is 10,000 steps per day. Not a totally new concept, walking 10,0000 steps a day the experts say will make you healthier, help with weight control and lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well. Most experts feel the average persons walks 6,000 steps per day in normal living so the challenge is to add 4,000 more steps a day. It is easier said than done. Since April when I purchased a pedometer I have tried to walk 10,000 steps a day and I have not done it yet even with long walks. I have to find additional time to do the increased walking and also the will power to sustain it once I make the 10,000 steps. The Surgeon General in the United States is advocating the 10,000 steps a day. Studies as early as 1960 in Japan showed that woman who walked 10,000 steps per day were much healthier than their counter parts who did not. I must resolve to keep up my efforts to reach 10,000 steps. Community service comes in many flavors. Boy Scouts do their good deeds, volunteer firemen stand-by and service clubs benefit the communities with their various projects. The persons giving their time have a wide range of interests including community welfare, education, the environment, tourism, marine issues, youth development and the list goes on. We do not think of our Local Government representatives as volunteers but that is what it amounts to. Council and Town Committee members receive a small stipend but the appointed boards function with volunteers. Being appointed to a board or being elected to a Town Committee does not diminish the volunteer aspect. Even those in Local Government who have been chosen to be the Chief Councillor and may receive a monthly stipend in the $500 range are essentially volunteers. The amount of time a Chief Councillor spends with his community and committees approaches a full time job, at least in Central Abaco. Very few people can afford to donate the required time. Most successful people are busy and those with time on their hands are generally not qualified to be community leaders. Volunteers in the Local Government arena must be Bahamian, at least those on the front lines. Service clubs and other organizations are open to volunteers of every description. Abaco is blessed with many individuals both Bahamian and visitors who donate funds to worthy causes. Some of this is done publicly with a press release and photo. Others give quietly, preferring to remain anonymous. In either case, there is a lot of money going into the greater Abaco community by local and foreign persons. Most of the larger businesses are asked regularly for either cash or merchandise by churches, civic groups, sports associations or schools for their various causes. The All Abaco Regatta scheduled for September will soon be requesting money. Their budget for last year was approximately $180,000, most of which came from the Abaco community. Throughout the year you will encounter Rotary, the Red Cross, a school or other group with volunteers outside a grocery store in Marsh Harbour asking for donations. Some donations filter to the communities through government partnership. Elbow Cay is getting a better road due to a $250,000 donation by second homeowners. Elbow Cays sand dunes were restored without any government assistance after Hurricane Floyd. The Treasure Cay community donated funds to build and equip the clinic there. The community is currently planning an emergency building for a fire engine and other emergency services. After Hurricane Floyd, Treasure Cay property owners partnered with Treasure Cay Limited to fund a massive clean-up of storm debris throughout the resort. Several of Abacos volunteer fire departments have had fire engines donated by concerned second homeowners. Some of the volunteers in these organizations are foreigners living here and giving their service to the community. Schools, particularly on the offshore cays, are constantly reaping the benefits of their nearby second homeowners. Air conditioners, computers and a variety of teaching aids are frequently donated by resident second home owners. School books and library books are another item that have been brought in literally by the ton and given to the schools. There are several scholarship programs which are funded primarily by foreigners for the benefit of Abaco youth. Several times a year the local Methodists host groups from the States who stay for a week and repair one or more residences of needy persons. These people come at their own expense and receive minimal housing assistance while here, often camping in a mission hall. Another church group came this past spring and constructed the shell for an additional classroom and workshop for the Every Child Counts school in Marsh Harbour. Many churches will have volunteers come during the summer to hold vacation Bible schools for the children. The wild Abaco horses owe their survival and improved outlook to a dedicated volunteer and a small cadre of volunteer helpers. Community volunteers staff several museums, assist in schools and open libraries. All of this volunteer activity adds to the social fabric of the greater community. Many people feel that if they live in an area, they have an obligation to assist, to give back, in some form. It is those people who have greatly assisted Abaco in becoming the great place that it is today. We hope that this trend will continue as Abaco is richer with these contributions. Some donations may be small but they add up to make this a unique little community. Donated items do not have to be large to be appreciated. A couple of areas come to mind. Opportunities exist for equipment donations as individuals and businesses upgrade their computers and peripheral equipment. Some of the displaced software and computers are superior to equipment in some of the schools or government offices. We have been in government offices and noted stacks of floppy discs because the computer did not have a hard drive. Some of the small hard drives that many of us have discarded in exchange for larger hard drives would be a welcome addition to these offices. The police are challenged to keep their boat operational and would welcome an appropriate partnership to help with engines. The present engines are over ten years old and malfunction regularly. The blue 32-foot police boat they are using at the present time was sent here several years ago from Nassau as a confiscated boat from the drug trade. It came without engines They retired their smaller boat and used the engines. Now a 36-foot confiscated speed boat is coming to Abaco police for patrol and community service but it needs engines. This is an area where some community help would be appreciated. In this case we must point out that a donation is not a payment for clemency or a pardon and any help would have to be through proper channels as would any donation to a government facility. A piece of equipment can be accepted easier than a financial donation. Finally, memorials are beginning to appear as legacy donations from some of our older residents who are leaving the area and want to say thanks to the communities they are fond of. These may be substantial scholarship funding, a library or other permanent addition to the community. The combination of volunteer service coupled with small and large donations make a winning combination for the greater Abaco community.Dave Ralph Fisheries Officers Find CrawfishFisheries Officers Carroll Laing, Wayne Cornish and Leon Pinder are patrolling Abaco waters looking for illegal activities. Here they have found a boat with crawfish. The captain and crew will face court procedings as the season for crawfish does not open until August 1.

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June 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9Letters to the EditorConcerned for the EnvironmentDear Editor: I am writing this letter with sadness of heart, a Bahamian born and bred, as I watch the slow and it seems inevitable destruction of our uncomparably beautiful Bahamaland. On June 10 a barge and excavator belonging to Abaco Tug & Transport arrived at the Eastern Shores community beach bay at the dock of a second home-owner. On June 12 we watched with nausea as the small tug engine was used to blow a 100-foot long by six-foot wide channel from the existing dock with its attached boat lift out to deeper water. This muddied the bay and surrounding water for the better part of the day on Saturday. Numerous species of burrowing organisms, sea urchins, crabs in the disturbed sand were surely killed. The Thalassia testudinum sea grass bed habitat which stretches across the bay was cut down the middle. In addition, the approximately 40-foot wide by 100-foot long barge sat on the sandy bottom for almost one week, high and dry at low tides. This certainly did harm underneath its footprint, further damaging this fragile and once untouched bay. District Council officials provided information that the permit had been approved by the local Port Authority and sent on to Nassau for final approval and the permit was actually in hand of the second homeowner. Is this not the same old story which we always hear? Oh, its too late, they already have the permit. What about the other line that gets bandied about? Well, we know its probably a bad idea, but they are second-home owners. We must do all we can to keep them happy? What is so puzzling about this mans application is that he owns property on the north shore as well, and as obviously he has a boat lift installed, a suggestion to him by Port Authority that he be given permission for said dock on the north shore should have been a fair compromise. This way the bay on the south shore could have remained untouched, and the home owner could still have had boat access to his property without having to undertake the costly and fruitless dredging of the south bay. I want to know who is looking out for the interest of our environment. Who is sitting on a board with any thought for the future of our islands and their continued ecological health? Some might say, Oh, thats only one little dock and one little channel. True...but if every single application is treated in this way, what will Abaco look like in 50 years? Will it then be in such a state that no self-respecting second-home owner will even want to live here? I think it boils down to something called cutting off your nose to spite your face. Abaconians, its time to get involved. We can no longer sit idly by as more and more change occurs in our pristine sea. Large projects and small, such as the one highlighted above continue to be made without proper discussion, environmental impact studies and public awareness and input. Make your opinion known. Write your Local Council, Member of Parliament, even the Prime Minister, whatever it takes. Join groups such as the Bahamas National Trust, Friends of the Environment and other global organizations that try to make a difference. It can only start with YOU. Sad in AbacoWe Dont Want DevelopmentDear Editor, My wife and I and our family have been coming to Guana Cay and Abaco for almost 10 years now, and it is without a doubt our favorite place in the world to be. In fact, we had been planning to purchase a home on Guana Cay this year so that we could spend more time there. But with the proposed development of Bakers Bay with a casino, a 200-slip marina, a golf course and million dollar homes, weve decided that we need to put our plans on hold while we wait to see if this disastrous development is allowed to proceed by the current government in Nassau. If it is allowed, then we, along with many others I suspect, will take our dollars elsewhere. We love Guana Cay and Abaco and choose to spend our dollars there precisely because these things do NOT now exist there. There are plenty of places to go for large hotels, casinos, golf and expensive homes, but fewer and fewer places to go where things are small, natural, simple and friendly, like on Guana Cay. To think that a small group of investors interested only in making money would be allowed to develop a project that would have such an adverse impact on Guana Cay is unthinkable. We sincerely hope that it will be allowed to remain the lovely island paradise that it is today, and that many more generations to come will continue to enjoy its unique beauty and tranquility. Thank you. Larry and Lola MartinTreat Clerks with CourtesyDear Editor, I write this letter in an effort to clear up a misconception that appears common in the workplace today. As a man who has worked in retail and services for the past 17 years, I have had many experiences with customers, both pleasant and irritating alike. During my 17 years, I have done my best to provide courteous and efficient service within my industry to both the pleasant and irritating customers alike. However, I find that in the year 2004 it is becoming very hard to maintain a polite level of professionalWhy . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address CitySt. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $40 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: FA 181 PMB 620, 8902 N Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Oct 01 ism with the attitudes we clerks are receiving from customers today. Often times dealing with the public today is like dealing with small children in a preschool. Like little children, if a customer hears a policy or practice explained to them which they dont like or agree with, they will often call a clerk rude and look for ways to damage his reputation with his employer and members of the community. This amounts to little more than Joe running to tell the teacher when Sally called him a dum-dum. This practice could often be avoided if customers today would listen as clerks try to explain company policies to them and show a little understanding even if things dont go their way. Yet, my colleagues and I have been cursed, reported to management and even hit with racial slurs simply because we are unable to accommodate a customers request at a particular time. As acknowledged by a recent customer of mine, this is a small community and rude customers will often have to return to the stores and clerks where they have complained and been so troublesome. How do these customers expect to be received when they return after actions such as those described earlier? Sure, we try to do our best, but the image of the last unpleasant encounter is often fresh in the clerks mind. Yet, if our level of service suffers because of these past experiences, we clerks are labeled as rude. But I ask, where did it start? As with any relationship, both sides need to work together in order to get along well. As a clerk, I would suggest to the Abaco consumers that if you want great service when you enter a store, it would help if you entered with a kind and pleasant attitude and not act like a two year old if you are unable to get your way. Trust me, you will be met half way. And to those pleasant customers, thank you for making a clerks day at work more enjoyable. Barry Humphries

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Page 10 The Abaconian June 15, 2004 FF FF F orest Heights Ac orest Heights Ac orest Heights Ac orest Heights Ac orest Heights Ac ademyademy ademyademy ademyRegister Y Register Y Register Y Register Y Register Y our Child Now our Child Now our Child Now our Child Now our Child Now for Grade 7 for Grade 7 for Grade 7 for Grade 7 for Grade 7September 2004 Entr September 2004 Entr September 2004 Entr September 2004 Entr September 2004 Entr yy yy y(Limited space in other grades available)Please contact Administration for an Application Package Telephone: 242-367-3539 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 Grand Finale Reach Out To LiveBy Jennifer Hudson The Grand Finale of Reach Out To Live was held on May 30th at Central Abaco Primary School. This service was in celebration of the day when, on May 30th fifty years ago, Rex Major surrendered his life to Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour at Faith Chapel in Marsh Harbour. Moderator for the service was Ted Seymour, a lay missionary and President of Ark Ministry, a publishing entity based in Florida, who is a personal friend of Rex Major and who has been instrumental in assisting him with public relations throughout his ministry. The programme was a varied one of celebration and praise encompassing prayers, Bible readings and musical items by Van Fowler, Mrs. Danelle Seymour and the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel Choir. Three of Mr. Majors students, Jack Albury, Nadeen (Campbell) Beneby and Astrid Stratton, reminisced on their days in school under the tutelage of Rex Major. Jack Albury made some very humorous comments but also spoke most sincerely of how grateful he is to Mr. Major for persuading him to return to school to complete his education after he had graduated himself before time. Mrs. Beneby spoke of how Mr. Major, whom she described as a Paragon of Learning, initiated his students to a world of reading and writing and introduced the Bahamas and Senior Cambridge Leaving Certificates into the schools curriculum. Astrid Strattons memories were heartfelt and moving as she read a letter from a former student which, she said, echoed all her own feelings. She described the morning after Rex Majors conversion when he stood before his students with a radiance in his face and told them of his decision to serve the Lord. Mr. Major then came to the microphone with expressions of gratitude in which he expressed his sincere and grateful appreciation for the very valuable contributions made in his life during his tenure as Headmaster at Marsh Harbour Public School 1953-1956. He paid tribute to people such as Capt. Leonard Thompson, who was responsible for bringing him to Abaco, families who had welcomed him into their home and provided his meals, people who had provided spiritual guidance and some outstanding school board members. Each was presented with a certificate of appreciation (some posthumously). When it came time for Mr. Major to speak, he was introduced as The Billy Graham of the Caribbean. Instead of preaching at this service, Mr. Major instead reminisced. He began by expressing his appreciation to all persons and businesses who had played any part in so generously assisting in the Reach Out To Live Rallies and then thanked all people present for attending the service. His reminiscences took him back to when he was 14 years and first heard a Scottish preacher at a gospel meeting in his home town on Long Island. The preacher captured my interest,said Mr. Major, but I did not give myself to the Lord. It was not until three years later in Marsh Harbour that the Rev. Lehman Longenecker reaped that seed and brought it forth. We must go out and carry the Gospel, he continued. Pastors are busy competing for church members while other souls are out there perishing. Mr. Major described his fathers disappointment on his resignation from his headmastership and how he tried to change his sons mind but to no avail. However, some years later his father gave his life to the Lord as a result of his son obeying God. Mr. Major said his father told him that he converted and his whole world became changed because he had watched his son and the boy is a changed man. Mr. Major wanted to leave this word with the congregation; The way I was is not the way I am, and he likened the change to that of the Apostle Paul who had formerly persecuted but became a changed man due to the grace of God. Forgiveness is for all, he stated ,but only those who come and receive are forgiven. His closing words were, I trust that these days have been a blessing to you, and his hopes were also that some of the young people I have spoken to in school assemblies over the past few weeks will feel moved to give their lives to the Lord. Pastor Rex Major, left, and Mr. Patrick Bethel reminisced about the days when Mr. Major was Head Teacher at the Marsh Harbour All Age School. Mr. Majors last service of his month long celebration was held on May 30.Pastor Holds Final Service of CelebrationCapt. Leonard, right, brought Pastor Rex Major to Abaco initially to be Head Teacher at the Marsh Harbour All Age School. Here Mr. Major is recognizing Capt. Thompson for his commitment to his community. The Marsh Harbour Public School was the only school in which Mr. Major ever taught and so, That is why my love for these students is so strong, he said. In November there will be a student reunion weekend here in Abaco when he would like all his former students to be present and he is asking for any of his former students who are now living away to return for this reunion. Remember Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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Box AB20285, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 367-5205 / 367-5206 Fax 367-4018 By Jennifer Hudson Throughout the summer several groups of young people connected with various Methodist Churches in the United States will arrive on Abaco to spend time volunteering as part of the Methodist Habitat programme. Groups of young volunteers first began visiting Abaco in 1992 to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. For a few years after that visits were sporadic but since the advent of Hurricane Floyd with its widespread devastation, the volunteers have been coming on an annual basis. They spend their time painting and repairing homes for needy members of the community. Each year a list of senior citizens and people in need is given by the Department of Social Services to Rev. Carla Culmer, organizer of this programme on Abaco, who then selects the persons in most need to receive the aid of these young people. The Tennessee Youth Group from the Tennessee Conference of the Methodist Church was the first group to arrive for this year on June 4th for a stay of one week. This group of eight young men and women of high school and college age were led by Beth Morris, Conference Coordinator for Youth Activities in Tennessee, assisted by the Rev. Jason Brock. These young people who are members of various churches throughout Tennessee were selected from amongst many hopeful volunteers, all of whom were required to submit an application. During their week on Abaco the group did an excellent job of replacing woodwork and trim and completely repainting the outside of the home of a senior citizen in Murphy Town. As a requirement of the Methodist Habitat programme each volunteer donates $100 which is used to purchase all the necessary equipment and supplies, and they also provide their own food. The group stayed in Dundas Town at the St. Andrews Methodist Church hall where they said, Rev. Carla Culmer and church members showed them great hospitality. They also enjoyed the A work group of young people from Tennessee are repairing houses in Central Abaco. The groups come for a week at a time to paint and repair houses for needy who cannot do the work themselves. They are high school and college aged young people.Methodist Youth Do Volunteer Workfriendliness of Mr. Sonny Cornish, who acted as their bus driver. At the end of their week on Abaco which these young people described as awesome! they said how much they had enjoyed their whole experience here. They felt satisfied that they had been able to get their project completed within the week and yet also had time to explore some of Abaco. Their unanimously favourite spot was the Treasure Cay beach. Rev.rend Culmer reports that she has been able to arrange for several more groups to continue this type of work throughout the summer until the end of July and she is also planning for a group to run a Vacation Bible School in July which will be available to all young children in the community free of charge.Viewpoint Celebrating FathersBy Portia Jonsson On Fathers Day, June 20, we celebrate the men in our lives. Not just our dads and the fathers of our children, but all the men who have made a positive impact on a childs life. Men who play an active role in their childrens lives stimulate all aspects of development: emotional, academic, behavioral and social even when those men dont live in the same home as their children. Men in our lives matter, whether hes a husband who lives at home, an ex-husband who lives on another island, a stepfather, a grandfather, an uncle or a mentor in the community. Men lend a sense of self-control. They model their work ethic. They make us laugh and help us develop a sense of humor. Men teach self-reliance, self-confidence, discipline, independence and the ability to deal with frustrations, large and small. They help their daughters understand how to relate to men and the meaning of trust and intimacy in all relationships. They help their sons understand what it means to be a husband and a father and a man. This Fathers Day let us remember the fathers role. Let us actively engage him in this day-to-day process of parenting. Let us stand back so he can take charge and do things his way once in a while. Let us see his parenting style as a complement and not an opposition to our own. Let us celebrate our fathers and honor them for making a difference in our world. BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!

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Page 12 The Abaconian June 15, 2004 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 SOLDNative Abaco orchids are beautiful as shown above. These lovely lavendar orchids are just one variety of some 20-odd varieties growing in coppice areas, usually close to shore. These bloom annually in June and is the largest of the native orchids here.June Brings Out Beauty in NatureObituaries of Family and FriendsBert Harcourt Weech, 83, passed away on June 1 in Jacksonville, Florida. His funeral and interment were in Jacksonville. Rev. Weech was born in Currant, Eleuthera, but he grew up in Nassau. He carried out evangelistic work throughout The Bahamas as well as other countries. He began two small Family Island newspapers, the Eleuthera Sun and the Abaco Sun-Times. He is survived by his wife, Carol White Weech; sons Kevin Bert Weech and Terrell Duane Weech; daughters Marla Weech and Twila Weech Wezensky; grandson David Jester as well as extended family on New Providence, Abaco and Eleuthera.

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June 15, 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 15, 2004 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.comA Quiet, Secluded Corner inTreasure CayHave a Boat?Tie Up & Step Ashore! A Slip comes Free With a Villa RentalA family owned propertyLuxury 2bdrm. villas on private waterfront property. Furnished with central air & 2 full baths. Deep water docks with gazebos Daily Weekly Monthly Compare Our Rates!www.brigantinebayvillas.comRentals: (850) 492 Villas: (242) 365Email: bbvbahamas@aol.com Hope TownPast Students Hold 50th ReunionBy Isobel Sherman On June 5 former students of Hope Town All Age School celebrated their 50th reunion at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. One hundred seven former students, friends and spouses came from all over the Bahamas to celebrate this event. Special honorees for the evening were Margaret and Patrick Bethel; Mr. Bethel was their teacher 50 years ago. Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening was Yvonne Key, who was instrumental in putting the reunion together. Several former News of the CaysThe government dock on Guana Guana is in bad disrepair. One government engineer felt it was in such a bad state that it should be closed. However, it is the main dock in the town and is necessary for those using the ferry or receiving freight. The pilings were put in many years ago although the dock was not completed until years later. It is the understructure which is in such a bad state. It is the only dock in town with a deep enough draft to accommodate the freight boats and ferries. Every morning workmen go to the cays on ferries. This is the usual crowd on the ferry to Guana Cay and Scotland Cay, averaging 85 men, while another ferry goes to Scotland Cay with a smaller load. There is almost no government land on Guana Cay which limits the amount of land available for parking. The local people have made a parking area near the government dock on private land donated by developer Kent Smith. students took part in the program and Mr. Bethel thanked them and wished them all well. Mrs. Key contacted all of the class members. Only one member, Hank Lundgren, could not be located. Seven students had passed away. They were Pat Malone, Willie Bethel, Joan Russell, George Stewart, Charles Malone, Christine Bethel and Sandra Johnson.Junkanoo Group Is FormedA Junkanoo group has started in Hope Town and is preparing to have its first Please see Cays Page 15

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June 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Repairs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury, Owner/Manager 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 Hope Towns roads are being repaired and resurfaced. Cleares Heavy Equipment / Caribbean Asphalt has set up a hot mix plant on the cay and is preparing the surface for the hot mix. Seeing paving company trucks carrying teh hot mix to surface the road is a great sight to the residents of Elbow Cay, who have waited for a very long time to see their roads repaired Junkanoo Rush on July 10th at the ball park during mid day. The group, which is growing, is meeting weekly to prepare and practice. They are appealing to the public for support in getting supplies and instruments. The group appreciates support it has received from Snappas, Bellevue Business Depot and individuals assisting the group. CaysFrom Page 14 More News of the CaysHugh Cottis is Honoured by The Cancer SocietyBy Jennifer Hudson Mr. Hugh Cottis was selected by the Board of Directors and members of the Cancer Society of the Bahamas as an honoree at their 3rd Annual Ball which was held in Nassau on May 29th under the distinguished patronage of Sir Orville and Lady Turnquest. Mr. Cottis received the Susan Andrews Award for his dedicated and untiring efforts on behalf of the Abaco Chapter of the Cancer Society of the Bahamas. In 1990 he was a founding member of the Abaco Chapter and became President in 1995, a post which he still holds. He is well known for his contribution in the field of education and dedicated service to the community through several other clubs and service organizations. As President of the Abaco Chapter of the Cancer Society he has worked tirelessly to build up the branch and raise funds through various events and raffles to assist the cancer sufferers of Abaco with donations towards travel and medical expenses. Through his efforts the Cancer Society of Abaco has donated large amounts to the Cancer Caring Centre in Nassau for an Abaco room where Abaco cancer patients will be able to reside whilst undergoing treatment in Nassau. The Abaco Chapter of the Cancer Society of the Bahamas is the most active chapter of all the Family Islands and is second only to New Providence in the amount of money it raises for cancer caring. Mr. Cottis, who traveled into Nassau with his wife, Sylvia, to receive this award, said that it was a memorable evening with the Radisson ballroom impressively decorated in the Cancer Societys colours of green and white. I feel very honoured to have been recognized in this way but I really feel that this award should be shared with all the members of the Abaco Cancer Society,said Mr. Cottis. People in the News Road Safety Is Everyones Responsibility Mr. Hugh Cottis

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Page 16 The Abaconian June 15, 2004 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 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. Parasailing proved to be a popular pastime at the Sandy Point holiday weekend. The location is perfect for water sports and community events and the town is located along a beautiful long beach.Sandy Point Entertains VisitorsMr. Roderick Bowe, Administrator for South Abaco, and Mr. Philip McPhee, Commodore of The Bahamas Boat Owners Association, are shown admiring the trophies which were later presented to the racing sail boat captains. Sacrifice gets its sail up ahead of Chars Thunderbird which is still pulling on the anchor to gain headway. The boats start on anchor. While waiting for the boats at the first mark, a fish pot is discovered and brought up. This one was empty. The beach makes it easy to keep cool and comfortable.

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June 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 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 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 By Portia Jonsson The month of May was Red Cross month in The Bahamas and to this end the President of the Bahamas Red Cross, Mr. Gerald Sawyer, and the Director General, Mrs. Marina Glinton, visited Abaco to meet with the local member group. Red Cross members from as far north as Fox Town and as far south as Sandy Point attended the meeting held at the Central Abaco Primary School. During this meeting various topics were discussed including the seven fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the organization and structure of the Bahamas Red Cross, services offered, the budget and the need to form youth groups in our schools. Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality are the seven fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Humanity: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples. Impartiality: It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress. Neutrality: In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature. Independence: The movement is independent. The national societies must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able to act in accordance with principles of the movement. Voluntary Service: It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain. Unity: There can only be one Red Cross, one Red Crescent Society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory. Universality: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide. The Bahamas Branch of the International Red Cross began its work in 1939 under the British Red Cross. The Bahamas Red Cross was recognized by the government as a national society through a Bill passed in Parliament in 1975. The Society was later recognized as the 123rd Member of the International Red Cross on December 16th, 1976. The Central Council represents the Society as a whole and is its highest body. It meets in an ordinary session annually and is chaired by the President. An Executive Committee carries out the policies and directives of the Central Council and meets once each quarter. A Management Committee advises and gives guidelines to the Director General on administrative procedures. The Financial Committee is responsible to the Executive Committee for the disbursements of funds, the annual budget and auditing of finances. Many people simply look at the Red Cross as a group needed only in times of disaster but the Bahamas Red Cross is more than that. They provide many services throughout the Bahamas that are determined by the needs within the various communities. These services include meals-onwheels, home help service, school milk scheme, disaster and emergency relief assistance, rental of medical equipment, training, first aid service, junior Red Cross/Red Cross youth, after school program for youth, Bahamas Red Cross Centre for Deaf, prison visits and assistance to refugees. The budget for the Bahamas Red Cross is approximately $500,000 a year. For the last three years they have been working at a loss and according to Mr. Sawyer, they are only functioning because of the good graces of the Royal Bank of Canada. The main fund raisings in Nassau come from an annual fair, an annual raffle and an annual ball. Monies are also raised in the sale of Christmas cards and through donations and membership fees. It is hoped that Abaco will one day have a branch or center opened here. Mrs. Glinton encouraged the formation of youth groups in our schools. She also advised that elections should be held every year and officers should be eligible to serve for only two years straight. There should not be one person in the same position forever. This will help to bring about new ideas. Mr. Sawyer and Mrs. Glinton traveled to Abaco to show their moral support for our Abaco member groups and to lend words of encouragement. They thoroughly enjoyed the interaction and visit and thanked everyone for efforts. For more information on the Bahamas Red Cross or if you are interested in becoming a member please contact Ms. Barbara Johnson at 367-3898. Bahamas Red Cross officers were on Abaco last month to encourage local Red Cross members. Shown here are Mr. Gerald Sawyer, President of the Bahamas Red Cross; Mr. Sarone Kennedy; Disaster Officer and Training Officer; Ms. Barbara Johnson, President of the Abaco Branch of Bahamas Red Cross; Mr. Willard Cooper; Assistant Disaster Officer; and Mrs. Marina Glinton, Director General of the Bahamas Red Cross.Bahamas Red Cross Officers Visit Abaco Remember to Buckle Up

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Page 18 The Abaconian June 15, 2004 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 ServicesRepresenting the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAIL MAN-O-WAR HARDWAREInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD #1 LUMBERPlain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyFor Quotes or Information Call Walter Sweeting or Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-365-6011 Fax 365-6039 We monitor VHF Ch 69 Deliveries Arranged from Green Turtle Cay to Little HarbourAn Extensive Selection ofNon-CorrosiveHardwareBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless SteelHurricane ClipsBrass, Stainless & Monel [Due to staff re-assignments within the police department, incidents for some dates are missing.] In mid-February the Internet Caf in Marsh Harbour was broken into. The safe was opened and a large sum of cash was taken, alleged to be in the low six figures. Additionally, the daily float, believed to be in the low five figures, was taken. A car caught fire on May 11 at sunset near the Abaco Big Bird Poultry Farm. The vehicle valued at $1,000 was totally destroyed and was insured by its Spring City owner. A Dundas Town man with an outstanding Warrant of Arrest was apprehended on May 11 on Bay Street in Dundas Town. A glass entry door was smashed at the Marsh Harbour office of the Abaco Club on Winding Bay during the night of May 19. Auskell Clinic in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of May 20 and a portable radio and CD player were taken. Four youth aged 15 17 were arrested at Abaco Central High School for fighting on May 20 in mid-morning. They were residents of Spring City, Dundas Town and Murphy Town. A Dundas Town man was beaten after midnight on May 22 while at a night club in Marsh Harbour. Three men from Marsh Harbours Pigeon Peas area were subsequently arrested. The Marsh Harbour clinic treated a Dundas Town man for a stab wound inflicted while at a Marsh Harbour night club during the evening of May 22. He was sent to Nassau for further treatment and is believed to be in stable condition. A resident of the Mud called the police on May 22 to report a man with a gun outside his house threatening to kill him. He and his mother were assaulted and his house was damaged. A man living in the Mud was later arrested for the offences. A woman living in Sweetings Tract, Marsh Harbour, had four tires punctured by her ex-boyfriend who also damaged her bathroom door. This occurred on May 23. Three men were arrested on May 23 in Hope Town and turned over to Immigration officers for immigration infractions. A Murphy Town man was arrested while at the ferry dock in Marsh Harbour on May 23 on murder charges. Electronic World in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the weekend of May 29 and a CD player, a digital camera, two automobile CD players and four digital watches were stolen valued at $1185. A Piper Aztec crash landed on the Walkers Cay airstrip on June 1and was damaged extensively. There were no passengers on board and the pilot was not injured. A Cedar Harbour man had his cell phone stolen on June 2 while shopping at the M & M grocery store in Fox Town. A Treasure Cay man was put in fear of his life on June 2 while at a bar there by death threats from a man he knew. A Pigeon Peas woman was thrown into the water while attending a beach party at Bahama Coral Island. Her cell phone was damaged during this June 3 incident. A pickup truck parked at the Treasure Cay ferry landing had the drivers door window smashed during the night of June 3. Nothing was taken. A Fox Town house was broken into on June 4 in the early evening and $112 was stolen. Shebas Boutique on Moores Island was broken into during the weekend of June 5 and $45 was stolen. Someone smashed a hole in the roof of Out Island Internet in Marsh Harbour, entered the premises and stole $600 during the night of June 6 or 7. Someone broke into a house in Spring City on June 6 and stole jewelry valued at $700. A Dundas Town man suffered minor cuts on his arm during an argument over the assailants girlfriend. This happened about midnight on June 8. Two underage youth from the Mud and two from the Pigeon Peas section of Marsh Harbour were arrested on June 11 for fighting on Forest Drive. They were later released into the custody of their parents. A Murphy Town man was arrested on June 12 for causing harm. A Hope Town man was arrested on June 12 for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A Dundas Town man had a window on his pick-up truck damaged by his wife after they had an argument. A pickup truck had the windshield damaged sometime after midnight on June 12 while parked at a night club on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. A Treasure Cay gas station had a breakin during the night of June 12. Taken were gasoline and diesel fuel valued at $2013, a $96 case of oil and sun glasses worth $125. Sea Star Car Rentals on Nathan Key Drive in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of June 13 but nothing appeared to have been taken. A woman living in the Mud reported on June 13 that her ex-boyfriend from Snake Cay came to her house and threatened to kill her. This has been ongoing since they broke up eight months ago.Police Crime Report CorrectionsWe regret that in the June 1 issue of The Abaconian the caption under a picture of young surfers did not identify Ali Boyce, who is third from the left. We also incorrectly stated the GPA of Shaqualle Jones, which should have been 3.95 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 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 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. 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 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) 366-0113By Lee Pinder Over 200 years of private use of the land where many generations of Cherokee families have kept field, hunted and used for their personal recreation is now coming to a close. Yellow Wood, Winding Bay and The Bluff have been almost an exclusive area to Cherokee people up until very recently due to its geographical location on the island of Abaco and unique positioning near Cherokee. It is a natural habitat to the whitecrown pigeons and morning doves and also flocks of Abaco parrots have been known to feed there. The wild boar wander through the underbrush and the illusive land crabs dig their holes there, not to mention the many gifts from the sea and native fruits of the land. This land has literally been Cherokees private food store supplying its residents with seasonal lobster, crabs and pigeons for their stewing pot and an occasional sweet potato thief and ever-present, destroyer of their vegetable gardens, wild hogs (which for some was their only supply of fresh meat to add to their daily diet.) All these benefits will now become a thing of the past. The parrots, whitecrowned pigeons and wild boar we hope will relocate to a less inhabited part of Abaco, but the land crabs will have to be completely done away with because it wouldnt do for a horse to step in one of their holes and break a leg. The few farmers who are left will all have to find other less prolific plots of land to cultivate and the native fruits are now barred to us by No Trespassing Private Property signs. Before the tarred main road was cleared into the settlement of Cherokee in 1986, getting to this area was not easy going. A farmer or hunter had to take a shallow water skiff through the creek or walk the track road which was little more than a three-foot wide path hacked through the bush over a two or three mile journey. The fishermen could go outside around the point to the open ocean, sometimes at risk to their personal safety. Awhile back Cherokee was described in a magazine article as rising from the doldrums, describing our circumstances, but not necessarily intended as a compliment. Is progress always better? Maybe and maybe not. Over the years I listened to various people recall their childhood or heard storytellers indelibly imprint on my thinking the true message of a memory they chose to share. These little snippets of history often reveal some of the worst of times even though they now seem to be a magical time and remembered fondly. We can never really go back and try to preserve yesterday; it is an impossibility. But remembering and continuing to retell the old stories make them that much more valuable. These stories serve to guide us and feed us when we are hungry for understanding. With our modern lives so transfixed with television, computers and cell phones, most of us can appreciate a look back to a simpler life. So, are we gaining or losing? Who can say? But, will it be different? You bet! The Abaco Club now being built on our doorstep at Winding Bay will bring many changes to our lives in Cherokee; hopefully, it will only enhance our surroundings and bring good things to Abaco. However, there is a bit of satisfaction in knowing that they can never take away our memories. A second person has been charged in the death of Jermain Thompson, whose body was found in a blue hole on April 9. Omar Knowles of New Providence was charged in the Magistrates Court in Marsh Harbour on June 7 after he was arrested in Nassau. Previously, Ian Knowles of Murphy Town was charged with Mr. Thompsons death. The body, wrapped and bound with duct tape and chains and fastened to a cement block, was discovered floating in a blue hole near Bustic Bight. The body was recovered with the assistance of Mike Parotti of Murphy Town. Mr. Knowles is shown on the left outside the court room in Marsh Harbour.Second Murder Suspect Is Charged Viewpoint Looking Back NowBahamasair Will Impose a SurchargeBy Isobel Sherman Bahamasair recently announced that they will be adding a surcharge to all tickets effective immediately. This is due to the rising cost of fuel. On all domestic flights the surcharge will be $6 for each segment or $12 for a round trip. For international flights a $10 surcharge will be charged for each segment. Dont Drink and Drive

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Page 20 The Abaconian June 15, 2004 STANDARD HARDWAREMarsh Harbour 242-367-2660, 2881, 2820 Fax 242-367-2645 Contractors Ask about our special price scheduleA full stock of electrical hardware for contractors and homeowners From inside to outside From roof to floor There's plenty more Inside our store Special homeowner pricing on major projectsCorner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250 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 By Portia Jonsson Summer is here, school is out and the question at hand is: What are you going to do with your kids? The biggest question is how to keep them safe and happy while you work during the summer months. Fortunately, there is a slew of wonderful programs for children of all ages this summer. The Cyber Learning Center is hosting a summer program at their school offering mathematics, reading, handwriting, computers and tennis. A maximum of 24 students will be allowed. The program began June 14th and will go until July 30th. The times are 9 a.m.12 noon or 9 a.m.3 p.m. For further information call 367-5757. Power Builders Vacation Bible School will be held at Abaco Central High School. Classes begin July 5th to July 30th, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. for children ages 9-13. There is a $25 weekly fee per child and lunch will be provided everyday except Thursdays. A limit of 30 students will be accepted. Applications forms may be collected from and subThree Abaco Police officers are receiving computer training in using a crime management system. WPC Karoleann Darville spent one week teaching Cpl. Bartlett, Sgt Leon Wilchcombe and PC Roy Knowles to use a program which is tied into several offices in Nassau including the hospital, vehicle information at Road Traffic and crime data in the Police Department. This system will allow the police to be much more thorough and will make for a superior police force.Police Officers Train on Computer 7th Graders Salute Their FathersThanks DadThank you, Dad Thank you, Dad, for taking me in and raising me. Thanks for teaching me how to shoot pool and brake. Dad, thanks for always being there for me and having my back when I needed you to. I also want to thank you for putting up with some of my grief and bad behavior. Thank you so much for helping me and cheering me on in school. I do very well because you give me the confidence to go to school everyday with the highest and hardest work that I can do. Thank you for just being the best dad you can be. I love you. Happy Fathers Day. Love, Scott Spraker, Jr.My Daddys GreatI love my daddy because he is special to me and he is a good father. I love my father because he loves me and he cares for me. He is a fun dad He can be strict at times but I love him. My dad is there for me, thats why I love my dad. Love Felisa SawyerWhy I Love My GrandfatherI love my Grandpa because he took me in. He had an extra mouth to feed and heSummer Programs for Kidsmitted to Ms. Farrington at Abaco Central High on or before June 30th. For more information call 367-2334. The Assemblies of God will be staging its annual Bahamas Youth Camp at Camp Abaco. The Youth Camp is divided into three groups: Junior Camp for ages 7-9 from July 5th July 10th, the Intermediate Camp for ages 10-12 from July 12th July 17th and the Teen Camp for ages 13 and up from July 19th July 24th. Special features will include quizzes, puppet shows, stories, inspiring services, camp choir, swimming, games, gospel films, skits, athletic events and great meals. For applications and more information call 366-3021 or 477-5144. Applications should be mailed to Camp Abaco, P.O. Box AB-20595, Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Many churches like St. Andrews Methodist and Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Adventist put on Bible schools during the summer holiday. Check with them for more information and details concerning dates and times. did because he cared. He made sure that I was not starving. Hes still working hard making sure theres food on our table, clothes on our backs and shelter over us. He loves me and I love him. He is a very hard working man. He is a strong man inside and out. Secondly, he is a true friend, a grandpa. Anytime I see his face, he makes me feel overjoyed. So Happy Fathers Day. I love you, Grandfather. Gregory H. Deal It Pays to Advertise Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island

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June 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 21By Portia Jonsson This year about 135 students are graduating from high schools throughout Abaco. Many of them will be heading off into the wonderful world of higher education. That means: College. College is a lot different from high school and their freshman experience will definitely make an impression of them. As the college quest has drawn to a close so a new journey begins, and the big questions are already looming: What will college be like? Can I handle college life? Will I fit in? Going to college is a time filled with anticipation, some anxiety and wonderful discoveries. A students first year of college can be very difficult. Suddenly they have to leave their family and friends and be alone in the world. Because of that, adjusting can be a challenge. Adjusting means dealing with a multitude of issues such as separation, anxiety, homesickness, independence, displacement, dating, sex, money management, laundry, roommates, changing values, grades, parental expectations, time management and more. Most colleges offer some kind of orientation or advising program either during the summer before registration or just before the semester/quarter begins. Going to college means learning the rules of a new culture and the orientation program will help them make the necessary adjustments by introducing them to many aspects of campus life. These tips will help make freshman year at college a little easier. Shop early for the best selection of used books. Expect to feel lonely, frightened and isolated, but dont be afraid to ask for help. Understand that support systems are essential for survival. Try not to eat alone for the first few weeks. Realize that college is not a contest. Learn at your own pace. Understand your colleges policies and code of ethics. Ask questions of the faculty. Remember no question is dumb question. See your advisor on a regular basis. Maintain a positive attitude. Remember that success is largely dependent on motivation and determination. Its at college where you will meet friends you will have for a lifetime. Its also a time when you are free to do whatever you want. Free to be yourself.College Life Means New Beginnings Mr. Strachan and Mrs. Greta Culmer review available lots in the Central Pines Estates with Mr. Gibbs, local housing officer on the left, and Mr. Melviin Seymour, Permanent Secretary with the Ministry of Housing on the right. Two hundred fifty lots have been sold of the 423 total. Seven families are now living in the subdivision and there are 150 lots still available. Twenty-three of these have been offered to individuals and the Ministry is waiting to see if they are accepted. Two mini shopping malls have been proposed to service the growing area and are being discussed. The Ministry of Education has 12 acres reserved in the middle of this subdivision but they have not announced their plans for this property. Possibly this would used for a College of the Bahamas campus extension. The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute is considering a site for a potential trade school. Mr. Seymour reviewed applications with Mr. Gibbs and brought letters of acceptance for distribution. While here he toured the Central Pines subdivision and the new subdivision in Sandy Point.Central Pines Sales Are Reviewed The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool Conch Crawl restaurant and bar Dive Abaco! SCUBA / Snorkle CenterThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: themoorings@batelnet.bs www.conchinn.comCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. Were waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbours premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel station Tide North Bar Channel July 2004

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Page 22 The Abaconian June 15, 2004 ARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Freight Forwarding Transportation & Logistics Services Ship AgenciesFor More Information:Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasVisit our office on Front Street One Call Does It All Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties34 hse + 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue 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 365 -0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay 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 PathfindersFrom Page 1 and partially by Mrs. Rhonda Hull of Marsh Harbour. This year the foundation raised funds by holding an auction which was very successful. Additionally, a sailboat has been donated to be sold. The Pathfinders Scholarship Foundation was set up by Mr. James Blumberg of Hope Town to benefit Abaco young people. Mr. Blumberg announced that Mr. Michael Albury of Man-O-War has been named cochairman of the foundation. Mrs. Kathy Weldon, secretary of the organization, coordinates and manages the day-to-day affairs, receiving applications, keeping in touch with the students, advising them and encouraging them. Mrs. Weldon mentioned that the application now includes an essay which will give an additional assessment of each student. employed in finding suitable positions. Employment levels on Abaco are quite high. Her office supports all labour laws and industrial relations. She is the one who deals with job complaints. Mrs. Nairn brought out the fact that the development on Winding Bay has increased employment levels on the island. This has been very good for men as the development now has 46 Bahamians on its payroll. However, at this time there are not many jobs for women. By September and October the company will be hiring domestic help and wait staff. Mrs. Nairn brought out that we may not be ready for this required help. She feels we need a training facility and would like to see hotel training courses taught here by the College of The Bahamas. Only 20 percent of our high school graduates continue their education and the rest need training. If we do not train our young people, then people with skills from other islands will come to fill positions. At this time most job opportunities are in construction and fishing. Other areas of employment include restaurants, hotels, shops, all customer related services. She urged employers to abide by the labour laws. She is aware that some employers intimidate their employees and this needs to stop. The topics brought up during the informal question and answer period after the talks kept most of the 17 persons interested to stay well over the normal adjournment time. ChamberFrom Page 2 Ministers words about his government creating unprecedented economic growth throughout The Bahamas in its first term in office. Regarding Exuma, Rum Cay and San Salvador, The Bahamas has already changed. Mr. Rigby said when the PLP came to office Club Med in San Salvador was closed. Now, there is full employment in San Salvador. According to Mr. Rigby, this government will be the first government to run on its own record in the next general election. Each island will benefit and persons lives in the family islands will be transformed. Mr. Rigby envisaged more money and more jobs and people feeling good about being PLPs. He challenged everyone to take advantage of what is happening in our country. In August of this year Mr. Rigby said he hopes to be here conducting a training session and sees no reason why it cant be done. He is also in the process of reviewing the partys constitution. A Constitution Committee has been formed which is chaired by Mr. Valentine Grimes and in need of representation from Abaco. Mr. Rigby called on persons to be visible and concluded his message by saying that he trusts that this meeting is the beginning of fresh air in South Abaco. Also bringing remarks during the meeting was National General Coucil member for South Abaco, Mr. Gary Sawyer, who asked for everyones support in working together to get the branches up and running. It is his belief that his party can have wonderful branches in South Abaco. He further added that he is ready to get rolling organizing the branches. Before the meeting ended the floor was opened for questions and comments.Fitness Centre Opens in Spring CityBy Portia Jonsson Spring City residents can now lose weight, get healthy and have fun at the same time at the new Spring City Fitness Centre. The gym, located in the community center and opened in May, offers leg machines, squat machine, stair master, flat bench press, calf machine and bikes. The gym is operated by Uriel Big U Delancy, who has over 15 years experience in body-building and fitness training. Gym rates are $1 daily, $7 weekly or $25 monthly. Hours are 6 a.m. 9 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays and 8 a.m.6 p.m. on Saturdays. Mr. Delancy wishes to obtain some new gym equipment so for more details or to sign up, call him at 375-3637.New Library HoursBy Isobel Sherman The Marsh Harbour Community Library will have reduced hours beginning on June 30. During the month of July and the first two weeks in August the library will only be open on Mondays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The computer room will be closed from June 16 until September 6. The month of June is the time to bring inChurch ServiceBy Isobel Sherman As part of the celebrations of National Youth Month a church service was held on May 23 at the Church of God in Dundas Town. Bishop Earl Campbell of that church delivered the sermon, urging the youth to have a goal and a plan to reach that goal. He admonished them to always keep their eyes on God. It was unfortunate that the attendance of youth organizations and leaders was poor. More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 5 SupportCitizens Against CrimeWorking to Keep Our Crime Down AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the library.The AA group and the AlAnon group meet in the Treasure Cay Community Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

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June 15, 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 Airport 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) Round trip $12 Extra to some destinations Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for time Pinder s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Crown Haven Abaco to McLeans Town Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $40 one way $80 round trip Children half fare For information call Grand Bahama 353-3093 or Abaco 365-2356 Bus serves Freeport and McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Between Nassau & Sandy Point under 4 Hr. Friday & Sunday Lv Nassau 3:30 pm Lv Sandy Point 8 pm Adult fare $90 RT, $50 OW Call for rates on cars, trucks and cargo Call Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Sandy Point Patrick Roberts .... 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ....... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ..... 366-4175 Links Adderly ....... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ..... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder ....... 366-2163 Jay Sawyer ......... 367-3941 Justin Sands ....... 367-3526 Terrance Davis .... 367-4464 Danny Sawyer ..... 367-3577 Man-O-War David Albury ........ 365-6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ...............366-2107 Junior Albury ............366-3058 Randy Sawyer .........366-2284 Hope Town Maitland Lowe .........366-0133 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh Pope McKenzie .......477-5894 Orthnell Russell .......365-0125 Alexander Rolle .......365-0120 Edward Rolle ...........365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer. .......365-4070 Jeff Survance ...........365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ...........365-4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Ginos ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Ginos ...............................$.............367-2002 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mackerals..........................................367-5932 Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Club Soliel.........................................366-0253 Harbours Edge..............$$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudys Place.................$$$.........366-0062 Sea Spray.......................$$ .........366-0065 Man-O-War Pavilion .............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................365-5175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Travellers Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Lauras Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant......$.............365-4625 New Plymouth Inn........$$$.............365-4161 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Roosters Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js...............................$.............366-4020 Nancys............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge..................366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian.Abaco Chamber of Commerce367-5822 Fax 367-5823 abacochamber@abacoinet.com Area code 242 unless listed Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay Marina 75....F....353-1252 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............45......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes...................29 ......F....367-2366 Port of Call................24......F....367-2287 Abaco Yacht Haven....7..............367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................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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The Royal Bahamas Police Force on Abaco will be emphasizing traffic violations more as the department will soon have four motorcycles and several specially trained officers. Over the Labour Day holiday weekend there were five roll over accidents, each vehicle rolling over twice. There were no serious injuries due to passengers wearing seatbelts. Act. Supt. Clarence Russell will be instructing his officers to charge motorists for a wide variety of violations such as running a red light or not stopping at a stop sign. The graduating class of Agape Christian School proudly diplays their diplomas. The students are, front row, Megan Albury and Donnika Rolle, in the back row, Zach Pinder, Ryan Patterson, Jevaughan Toote and Dawson Malone. This month will see about 140 new graduates on Abaco, many of whom will be going away for further education. Those who do not go away will be looking for jobs.Little League Competes With Local TeamsLabour Day in Murphy Town Saw Fast Baseball ActionLittle League teams from Grand Bahama traveled to Abaco over the Labour Day holiday weekend to compete with local teams. Although the Abaco teams did not win, it was a good experience for the youth. The local teams were from several Abaco communiti es.SECTION B JUNE 15, 2004Traffic Infractions Will Be TargetedHigh Schools Hold GraduationsBy Isobel Sherman Over 100 Little Leaguers from Grand Bahama traveled to Abaco to play baseball with the Abaco Youth in Action baseball teams over the Whit Monday holiday weekend. Games were played at the ballpark in Murphy Town. Beginning on Friday night, May 28, and continuing all day Saturday and Sunday. As of Saturday afternoon the Youth in Action teams had failed to win a game but the exposure of playing much more experienced and seasoned players can only improve on their skills. One of the interesting observations was the number of parents who traveled from Grand Bahama to see their children play and the lack of parents from Abaco who came to watch their children. Over 100 young people participate in Abaco Youth in Action, yet there were fewer than ten parents there watching their children play teams from another Family Island for the first time. Abaco Youth in Action had refreshments on sale throughout the tournament. Please see Sports Page 2Agape Christian School Graduates SixBy Isobel Sherman Under the theme Undeniably Different Agape Christian School held its second graduation ceremony on May 28. Six students, four boys and two girls, received diplomas signifying the completion of 12 years of school. This was the first time that Agape had boys graduating. Held at Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel, the graduation ceremony highlighted the diversity of the graduating class. The class of 2004 represented Treasure Cay, Dundas Town, Marsh Harbour and Man-O-War. Guest speaker for the evening was Pastor David Cartwright of the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel, who spoke on the difference and variety in all that God created. He wished the graduates success as they continue with their lives in what he termed a new chapter in their lives. Valedictorian Dawson Malone thanked the faculty at the school and urged his fellow graduates to always keep God first in their lives. In addition to the Valedictorian Award Dawson received awards in five subject areas and certificates in four additional subject areas. Salutatorian Megan Albury received certificates in five subject areas. They received the super honor roll awards with GPA from 3.55-3.95. The class presented the school with a Please see School Page 4 The Rum Bum team literally captured the Treasure Cay Championship during the final hour of fishing to win the fourth leg of the 2004 Bahamas Billfish Championship series. Rum Bum started the final day of fishing in first place with 1600 points; a mere 221 points ahead of team In-Flight By late afternoon In-Flight had managed to release a blue marlin and the 400 points put In-Flight in first place. However, at 3:26 p.m. with 34 minutes of fishing remaining, the Rum657 Pound Blue Marlin Wins Tournament for Rum Bum Please see Tournaments Page 16

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Page 2 B The Abaconian June 15, 2004 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: 242-366-3568Three Were Selected for All Star TeamBy Isobel Sherman Three young men from the Abaco Youth in Action baseball team were selected by the Little League coaches from Freeport to be on an all star team which will compete in a Little League Tournament in Puerto Rico this coming July. The three boys are Stanley McIntosh, a Grade 9 student and Henry Williams III, a grade 10 student, both from Abaco Central High school, and James Sports NewsMartin, a grade 9 student of St Francis de Sales School. Each team member is expected to pay for all his expenses. This is the first time players from Abaco have been invited to play. Also selected is Lynden Davis Jr. a grade 8 student at St Francis de Sales School and a regular member of the Little League team in Freeport.Youth Compete on Grand BahamaOver the Labour Day weekend Abaco Youth in Action took two all-star basketball teams to Grand Bahamas to compete in the HOYTES Basketball Tournament. The one team was under 12 and other team under 15. Both Abaco Youth in Action teams won their division. Mrs. Elva Davis of Abaco Youth In Action said the support the teams received by persons in Freeport who were either in Freeport for the holiday weekend or live in Freeport was fantastic. 13 & Under Boys Championship Game Youth In Action30 Hoytes Team5 Youth In Action had a balance scoring attack. Lynden Davis scored 7, Arlington Wells scored 5, Chaz Darville scored 6, Kingsley Cajuste and Codero Carey scored 4 each., TyQuan Clarke and David Vilma had 2 points each. Lynden Davis, Jr. was named tournament MVP with an average of 13 points per game. !5 & Under Champuionship Game Youth In Action20 Hoytes Team16 This was a strong defensive game. Desmond Sands had 11 points for Hoytes. Youth in Action balance scoring again proved useful. They played team ball and came away with the win. Adrian Mitchell scored 8 points, Sidney Archer had 4 points, Elliott Stuart, Henry Williams and Sammy Cornish each had 2 points each. Adrian Mitchell was named tournament MVP. Youth in Action 13-14 year-old team North Abaco team 15-16-yeer-old players North Abaco team 13-14-year-olds 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 ABACOGuana 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.Under ContractGuana 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 Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of residential home sites with access to a spectacular 8 mile beach starting at $13,500.

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June 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 B TT TT T ropicalropical ropicalropical ropicalSelfSelf SelfSelf SelfStorageStorage StorageStorage Storage10 x 12 12 x 20 12 x 30Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 tropicalselfstorage@coralwave.com Spring City team 15-16-year-olds More Sports NewsDarts League NewsBy Jennifer Hudson The Darts League, which encompasses five teams in Marsh Harbour, has recently added a womens team for the first time and wishes to congratulate these ladies for getting this far as it has not been an easy road for them. The league would also like to encourage the game of darts throughout the length of Abaco and darts players from Marsh Harbour are willing to travel to show interested persons how to play the game. The same way in which various parts of Abaco have other sports leagues, the Darts League would like to see other darts teams formed. The champions this year are the D&R Dragons, sponsored by Donald Burrows, and they will be playing in the Champions Cup in Nassau on June 11th. The best teams from Nassau, Freeport and Abaco compete in this annual event. A spokesman for the Darts League said, Abaco should be proud of two members of the local darts league who have made it to the National League for the first time which is a great achievement as it is not easy to reach this standard. Those selected are Lloyd Deveaux, who is a 25-year veteran of the sport, and Cindy Russell, who has made a phenomenal breakthrough onto the darts scene this year having only begun playing darts in January. In the National Masters in May Cindy beat the top two ladies who have been winning tournaments for years to achieve second place. The National Team, comprising eight men and four women, will be playing in Fort Lauderdale for the Caribbean Cup in October. Players in the Darts League are hoping to reestablish a project which was begun a few years ago by Mr. Mohammed Rahim, teacher at Abaco Central High School, when he began playing darts after school with the students. Since this no longer takes place, the Darts League would like to get this activity going again as they are concerned at the lack of wholesome after-school activities for the young people of Abaco. This will be one of the concerns addressed at their next General Meeting.Memorial Day RegattaAfter a long hiatus from radio controlled Laser racing, eight sailors gathered for some competitive fun on the first Saturday in June. Despite the unrelenting heat and shifty wind conditions, the sailors battled for bragging rights, at least until the next regatta. Seven races were held in the Abaco Club boat basin. Newcomers Alison, Bob, Paul and Griff mixed it up with the racing veterans. Jim Kaighin dominated the series by winning six of the seven races. Randy Key got his planets aligned and won the last race. Dave Lowe edged out Charlie Cooke in the tiebreaker to take third place. Thanks to Lenore Muloch, who single-handedly took on race committee duties. For more information, contact Jim Kaighin at 367-3086. The competitors and their scores are as follows: First place Jim Kaighin6 Second place Randy Key11 Third place Dave Lowe21 Fourth place Charlie Cooke21 Fifth place David Muloch29 Sixth place Bob Ball30 Seventh place Alison Ball38 Eighth place Paul Murray43 Dont Drink and Drive

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Page 4 B The Abaconian June 15, 2004 J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs 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 Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13 15 17 Now AvailableCall for informationcheck for $400 to erect a flagpole at the school.St. Francis de Sales SchoolParents Enjoy Coffee MorningBy Portia Jonsson Parents, family and friends of the students in the Pre-K class of St. Francis de Sales School were invited to a Coffee Morning at the school on June 10th. This coffee morning marked the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer holiday. The students entertained all with favorite children songs and poems. Presentation of awards were presented by school principal, Mrs. Kumar, who advised the children that there is no shame in showing love for people all around them. She thanked the parents for their continuous support and remarked that the best parents on campus are the Pre-K parents. The students will move up to the Kindergarten class in the new school year.Thirteen Receive DiplomasBy Portia Jonsson Under the theme Succeeding with the Masters Help 13 graduates of St. Francis de Sales Catholic School held their heads high with pride as they received their diplomas on June 14th at the Catholic Church. Delivering the keynote address was Director of the Abaco Tourist Office, Ministry of Tourism, Ms. Jeritzan Outten, who encouraged the graduates to pursue their goals no matter what. She said when she was asked to be the guest speaker for the evening and saw their theme, she knew she had to do it. Succeeding with the Masters Help was the principle instilled in her and her siblings by their parents. They were told that faith without works is dead. She asked the Class of 2004 if they were ready for the real world. They were told that they lived really sheltered lives where their parents provided everything for them. Ms. Outten reminded them that the world owes them nothing. It is all about what they bring to the table and what they can contribute. No one will give them a job if they cannot prove that they are capable of that job. There are no handouts, she said. Its no longer who you know but what you know. Ms. Outten informed everyone of her shock at the low level of competence in persons she interviewed for a job. She again asked the graduates how they were preparing for a career. Studies show that over 5,000 students graduate from Bahamian schools every year. Seventy percent of these students received a grade C or less. This is not a profile for success, said Ms. Outten. In conclusion, she told the graduating class that there are many opportunities out there for them and they are designed for success. Whatever you make of yourself is your choice. But you only get out of it what you put into it. Remember, the Master built you for success. She wished them Gods blessing as they climbed the future filled with success. Valedictorian Viline Baptiste admonished her fellow graduates not to limit themselves but go beyond mediocrity. She advised them to venture into the world with set goals in mind and reminded them that it is not an easy task. Efforts combined with the Masters help, she said, will ensure success. Also bringing remarks was Mrs. Josephine Kumar, school principal who thanked everyone for their hard work in making the schools successes a reality. She School News SchoolFrom Page 1 Please see School Page 5 St. Francis de Sales held its graduation ceremony on June 14 Thirteen students received their diplomas. They are shown here with two of their teachers, Ms. Samantha AlfredDuverny and Mr. Cecil Simon. 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, 40seat 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! Waterfront 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 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 LIGHTBOURN REALTY Chris Farrington BRI Office (242) 365-4695 Fax (242) 365-4697 Green Turtle Cay Office P.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Email: chris.f@batelnet.bs

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June 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 B The CyberLearning CenterSUMMERPROGRAMComputer, Mathematics, Reading, Tennis and Much more !! June 14th July 30th REGISTERNOWTel: 367-5757 Guana Cay RealtyGuana Cay Waterfront Estatewww.guanacaywaterfront.com/blueberryhill.html Unique plantation-style 4 bedroom 2 bath waterfront home. 3900 sq. ft. under roof. Located on peninsula with 270 deep water frontage on Sea of Abaco and protected Little Boat Harbor. Sweeping Southwest views that take advantage of cooling summer breezes but are protected from winter winds. Mature native landscaping with extensive stone walls and walkways. Open living plan that takes advantage of breathtaking vistas. Tel: (242) 365-5155www.guanacaywaterfront.com/blueberryhill.htmlOcean Front Dolphin Beach EstatesHigh elevation with Sea of Abaco views Very private, incredible beach $348,000 grossWater Front Lots on the Sea of AbacoFrom $200,000 grossInterior View Lots with deeded slip on existing Sea of Abaco dock from $85,000 gross 50 dock with 140 breakwater 6 mlw. 300 sq ft dependency with private man-made white sand beach. British-colonial influences and cool custom ideas for living the Out-island life the fullest abound in this gracious home which was just featured in an 8-page article in May 2004 Coastal Living Magazine. $1,280,000 gross congratulated the class of 2004 for reaching this far in their academic achievement. She advised that they have helped to make her grow as an administrator. She reminded them to put God first in their lives. The Graduating Class of St. Francis de Sales 2004 included Scott Albury, Warren Archer, Charmile Adderley, Tamika Bain, Lashondra Curry, Angelique Darville, Viline Baptiste, Javano Edgecombe, Bradley Fox, Nykel Murray, Claudine Roberts, Elvin Sawyer and Julian Williams.ECC Receives DonationBy Isobel Sherman Every Child Counts School was the recipient of a $500 donation by the Bahamas Chapters of Pilot Clubs International. Mrs. Zally Chu, president of the Central Abaco Pilot Club presented the check to Mrs. Lyn Major at the Every Child Counts School.Students Wins Gold in CompetitionBy Isobel Sherman Traz Nixon, a grade 9 student at Abaco Central High School, traveled to Freeport on Labour Day weekend to participate in the Golden Eagles Track Club Track and Field Meet. He won the gold medal in the 200-metre run and the silver medal in the 100-metre run. His coach, Mrs. Elva Davis, is waiting to hear if Traz is selected to be a member of the national track and field team which will compete in Jamaica this summer. Coach Davis says she is very proud of her star sprinter and that he has the right attitude and work ethics that has made him so successful.Central Abaco PrimarySpecial Assembly Recognizes Student AthletesBy Portia Jonsson Earlier this month Central Abaco Primary held a special assembly to recognize SchoolFrom Page 4 More School Newsthe student athletes who represented Abaco at the Bahamas Primary National Track and Field Meet on May 19th-May 22nd. A total of 36 athletes from Fox Town to Hope Town traveled to Nassau to compete in the meet accompanied by their coaches and parents. Forty-nine schools throughout the Bahamas took part in this competition. Sixteen medals were brought back to Abaco including five gold. Of the four trophies awarded during the entire meet, two came to Abaco with one going to Treasure Cay Primary and the other to Central Abaco Primary. During the assembly Ms. Sharelle Carey, a former student of Dundas Town Primary, addressed the athletes. Ms. Carey received a scholarship to play tennis and represent the State of Florida in national competitions. She told the athletes that anyone involved in sports could go off to college on a scholarship. She advised them that they could do anything if they put their mind to it. They were also encouraged to continue to do well in their schoolwork because schoolwork Please see School Page 6 Students of K5 at Agape Christian School visited Abaco Big Bird Farm for their annual end of school year Field Trip on June 15th. The 20 anxious and excited children could hardly wait to see the baby chicks and there were many of them to be seen over 16,000. Of these, an estimated 1,800 will die but Abaco Big Bird is trying new methods to reduce this number in half. The children also saw chickens and pigs. Every year each class at Agape Christian School takes a field trip to businesses and places of interest throughout Abaco. This year some of the grades visited Bahamas Select Juice Plant, Treasure Cay and Man-O-War Cay.

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Page 6 B The Abaconian June 15, 2004 Treasure Cays Newest Condo Complexacross the street from Bahama Beach Club.Contact your local broker or visit the job site for more information Three bedroom two bath units approximately 1,500 square feet in each unit Limited cart storage available Pre-construction prices are: ground floor $298,000 second floor $329,000 Treasure Cay RoadMarina View Drive Local phone: 359-6241 or call 305-979-8200 Email: hquin@bellsouth.net Web page: www.treasurecaylandings.comNorth Marina Drive Only Two Units Leftcomes first. Akeem Mills Silver 1200m Silver 400m MVP Trophy for 1200m Delano Davis Silver Long Jump Silver 100m Silver 200m Olivia Nesbitt Silver 100m Carlissa Nesbitt Silver 400m Lakeria Swain Gold Long Jump Adina Dolcey Silver 100m All of the athletes received 1st and 2nd Place ribbons in their heatsLong Bay SchoolFour Students GraduateBy Isobel Sherman On June 15 Long Bay School held graduation for six sixth graders and four twelfth graders. Pastor Derek Benjamin of New Vision Ministries was the guest speaker. Pastor Benjamin based his speech on Matthew 25 and the three men who were given talents. He told the graduates to think of the talents as gifts God has given them opportunities to develop, learn and succeed in life. At the end of their lives God is going to ask what they did with their talents. He stated there are three things which could impede their talents. The first one is comparing themselves with others. They need to stand alone and not be like everyone. The second thing is their fear of failing which causes them not to grow with new opportunities. The third thing is comfort zone. They are too comfortable in thier lives to take risks or seize new opportunities that present themselves. He urged the graduates to use all of the talents that they have been given to by God and keep growing and striving. Valedictorian for Grade 6 was Leann Albury and Salutatorian was Felisha Albury. Valedictorian for Grade 12 was Berline Dormeus and Salutatorian was Wonsha Joseph. Mrs. Jacqueline Collie, Principal, presented diplomas to the grade 12 students: Berline Dormeus, Wonsha Joseph, Pekito Bastien and Virginia Strachan. Refreshments were served after the ceremony. Mrs. Collie announced that prizes for all grades would be awarded in the fall. More School News Please see School Page 7 SchoolFrom Page 5 Earlier this month Central Abaco Primary held a special assembly to recognize their athletes for doing a great job at the Bahamas Primary National Track and Field Meet in Nassau. Act. Supt. Clarence Russell in charge of Abaco gave the keynote address at the Abaco Central High School graduation held on June 14. The audience was spellbound as he told them the story of a little eight-year-old boy left to take care of two toddlers and the boys hard work and great responsbility. The studetns were really shocked when he told them he was that little boy. The message was very effective.

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June 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 B Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 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 Guana Cay Guana Cay. EXCLUSIVE! Cheerful 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage on popular Guana Cay. Airy enclosed porch and two level sundeck from which to enjoy the ocean breezes, sunrises, sunsets and Sea of Abaco to Atlantic Ocean views! Vaulted ceilings, fully equipped kitchen and open plan makes this the perfect island get-away just a short stroll to the gorgeous Atlantic beaches. Many amenities include washer and dryer, tile floors, electric appliances, new central A/C. Guana Seaside Village Resort is nearby with restaurant, pool, bar and dockage. Great rental record through the resort! ist Ref. #7900 $385,000Bahama Palm Shores Priced to sell! Nice 10,000 s. f. home site in Section 2. Walk to gorgeous 8 Mile Beach! Listing #687 $15,000 Split Rocks. Commercially zoned 15 acres running from highway to Sea of Abaco between Treasure Cay and the airport. Interior roads, high elevation, views. Suitable for resort. #8729 Well-priced at $590,000 Guana Cay. UNDER CONTRA CT! Home site just steps from the Atlantic Ocean beach and Guana Seaside Resort. P erfect for cozy vacation cottage #8348 $50,000 Lubber Quarters. UNDER CONTRA CT! 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. UNDER CONTRA CT! Dickies Cay, 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 Treasure Cay. NEW! Carleton Landing, pre-construction. A Residential club, canal front carriage house condominiums and single-family cottages. Get in on the ground floor! #8821. Call for Details 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 $41,000Select Properties Abaco Central High SchoolBy Isobel ShermanNew Intercom SystemThe class gift of the graduating class of 2003 of Abaco Central High School was the money to install an intercom system. Mr. Ryan Mootoo, Mrs. Zally Chu and Ms. Ingrid Gray were the home room teachers of the Class of 2003 and Mr. Mootoo along with Principal Benjamin Stubbs was instrumental in purchasing the necessary parts for the system. The main obstacle to overcome was the strategic placement of speakers around the buildings so announcements could be heard in all classrooms except the Eastern Campus. On May 30 Derek Sands of Freeport installed the system at no charge. Students Kevin Gabriel and Donald Sime helped him. The system will allow announcements to be made and persons can be paged for phone calls.60 Students GraduateOn June 14 Abaco Central High held its graduation ceremony at New Visions Ministries. The theme was Never Give Up In a unique opening the graduates came in with a power point presentation of their graduation photos. As they came in they presented their parents or guardians with a souvenir wine glass. Master of Ceremonies was Mr. Marvin Duncombe, a teacher at the school. The Class of 2004 honoured their late classmate Natanya Gaiter who passed away in Grade 10. Dashinek Charlton, Head Girl, gave an address about the memories of their school years. Salutatorian Malisa Singh thanked the teachers for all their hard work. Valedictorian Leonard Edgecombe thanked his mother whom he called his mentor, his father, his pastor and the teachers of Abaco central for all they did for him and and he also thanked the teachers on behalf of the graduating class. Guest Speaker for the evening was Act. Supt. of Police Clarence Rolle, Officer in charge of Abaco, whose speech was so inspiring I wrote about it in a separate article. In his Principals address Mr. Benjamin Stubbs told the students never to give up and told how a student of the graduating class made great strides after Mr. Stubbs decided not to give up on him and give him another chance. District Superintendent of Education, Mr. Hezekiah Dean, congratulated the graduates. Mr. Cecil Thompson, Deputy Director of Education and father of Abaco Central High, told the parents to be involved in the education of their children.A Remarkable StoryAct. Supt. of Police, Clarence Russell was the guest speaker at the graduation of Abaco Central High School. His speech was so inspiring that it deserves a story by itself. He told a story, a true story; about a young boy whose dying mother had him brought to her hospital room at the age of eight years. His mother gave him the responsibility for his brother and sister who were twins and were one year and nine months at the time. Remember, this young boy was only eight. His father had left the family long ago. When his mother passed away, he and his brother and sister went to live with two women over the age of 65 one of whom was his grandmother. He told how the young boy had to rake the dirt yard to perfection every day as well as keep the outside of the clapboard house clean. He told of toting water from the pump in the early morning hours so the girls would not see him doing it. The boy grew and became a peanut boy. The grandmother passed on and the boy found him self the head of the house with two younger siblings to care for. By the time he was 18 he had his own tire shop. The boy kept on plugging, never giving up. Today that young man is the Acting SuperMore School News Please see School Page 10 SchoolFrom Page 6 Shown above are two outstanding students of Abaco Central High School. They are Salutatorian Malisa Singh and Valedictorian Leonard Edgecombe proudly showing the trophies that they earned.

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Page 8 B The Abaconian June 15, 2004 Phone your reservation now: Marsh Harbour242-367-0179 Treasure Cay242-365-8331 In the U.S.888-322-0077 Reserve on linewww.flyfca.comFlorida Coastal Airlines Your favorite charter airline for nearly a decade, now offers more than 30 scheduled flights into Ft. Lauderdale International Airport and the Florida Treasure Coast from Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay. Scheduled flights between: Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay to Ft. Pierce/Vero Beach Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay to Ft. Lauderdale North Abaco News 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 School Leaving Service HeldBy Rayallan Fredericks The 5th Annual North Abaco School Leaving Service was held on the 10th of June at End Time Harvest Ministries. This event takes place every year for the graduates who will be leaving S.C. Bootle High School. This event was a success and the graduates appreciated it very much. Seventeen S.C. Bootle students from North Abaco attended the service. They were entertained with songs and encouragements. The speaker for this event was Rudy McKinney, who spoke expressively and inspired the students to become somebody in life. After the service the students were taken to dinner where they were entertained with music and jokes while enjoying a delicious meal. The evening was a great experience for the graduates because the students had waited long years for their turn to be at the School Leaving Service.Scouts Receive HonorBy Rayallan Fredericks On 22nd May Scout Troop Pack #4 received the Youth Organization Award for North Abaco. This award goes to a youth organization that has had a positive influence on the lives of young people. Troop Pack #4 is the only scout group in North Abaco. These scouts usually clean their community, perform at different youth programs and help elderly persons. They show exemplary behavior that every young person should follow. These scouts are hardworking and outstanding youths in Abaco. Consisting of 11 members, the group has impacted their community in an extraordinary manner. They were excited to be honored for their marvelous work. Living by the Law and Promise of the Scout Association, Troop Pack # 4 continues to be amazing young role models. By Stephanie Humblestone Every Thursday afternoon five schoolchildren, three girls and two boys, carry their exercise mats and workout clothes and are ready for their weekly yoga class. The small group, Wesley Lowe 11, Ellinor Mitchell 9, Aly Boyce 9, Hannah Hayworth 7 and James Boyce 7, show more discipline than most adults. They lay out their mats, get changed and lie down in relaxation pose. They mentally prepare themselves for the class by deep breathing and stretching. Whether flexing their spines in cat pose, balancing on one leg in classic tree posture or imitating a roaring lion, they have fun. Besides the obvious benefits derived from the exercises, yoga sharpens the childs ability to focus and improves coordination and self discipline. Each yoga exercise is followed by a short period of relaxation and visualization. After a grueling day at school children enjoy relaxing in between doing the more challenging postures. It gives them an opportunity to relax their minds with their peers. Yoga exercises improve flexibility, something lost when children start school and have to conform to social conventions such as sitting long hours hunched over a desk. Their spines suffer. One of the main benefits of yoga is strengthening and improving spinal flexibility. Each child has a favorite pose. For little Hannah it is the shoulder stand. I like to do it by myself at home, said Hannah, who enjoys putting on her yoga videotape and following along. The little girl had a head start; her mother Cindy practiced yoga throughout her pregnancy. James and Aly Boyce say they will do yoga forever, although sister and brother, they have very different preferences and abilities. Whereas James enjoys and excels at the King Cobra and the Crow, Alys favorite postures are the Cat and Relaxation pose. The latter, seemingly simple, is the hardest to achieve. Ellinor likes the Laying Down Spinal Twist, and Wesley, who is relatively new to yoga, likes the Bow. I watched members of my family, especially my aunt, doing yoga, and I love it. enthused Wesley. One of the highlights of the class is walking with books on their heads to improve their deportment. At first the books would topple, but after much practice they can now keep them in place while walking on tiptoes. Over the past year the children have made up over 40 poses. Some are drawn from objects around them such as the Clock, House and Vase while other like the Mermaid and Whale reflect their surroundings.Children Enjoy Yoga, Too It Pays toAdvertise

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June 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 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 AbacoBy Miquell Miller It has become evident that many of our youth of today are straying away, leading to destructive lives. However, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has proposed a National Youth Service in correcting youth ethics of the nation. From May 9 to 11th the first National Youth Forum was held. Finally, the youth of our nation got the opportunity to display their thoughts on a proposal that could tremendously affect their lives. During this three-day period many issues were discussed and decided upon concerning the well being of the Bahamian youth, National Youth Service was once proposed as a bill by Sir Lyndon 0. Pindling in 1989 but it was not approved. One reason for its denial was because it was rushed and the benefits were not fully brought to the publics understanding. However, the government has decided to take a different approach in getting everyones view heard on National Youth Service. They have addressed us, the Bahamian youth, to find out our needs, what we think about the program and ways we can be of assistance. The program consists of ways to empower youthful minds in the right direction to live healthy lives. The program design features three major stages. (1) National Pride and Excellence that targets young people enrolled in schools. This program will be linked to school subjects and existing youth development programs. It will instill in the youths mind discipline pride for country, civic awareness and many other positive transformations. The program ensures that our youth will be taught moral values at a young age even if it is not fully developed at home. (2) Transferable Skills that focus on the transition from school to work. This program will enable youth that have finished high school the ability to obtain vocational skills, further academic training and job placement in society. Moreover, it will decrease the overwhelming number of unemployed youth by giving them an opportunity to display their talents. (3) Restoration aims at the challenged and at risk youth. Youth that are teen mothers, targeted by gangs, have difficulty managing anger or are a first non-violent offender will be taken into this program, This will give these at-risk youth the opportunity to recover from their destructive lifestyles. They will be taught discipline training, character development, agricultural skills, academic education and survival skills training. The program will most likely be set up on a Family Island base that allows these people to flourish in a healthy environment. After they have successfully completed the program, they will be filtered back into the National Pride or Transferable Skill program. Concerns that were brought to our attention at the Forum were the detrimental state that many of our youth are in. According to statistic 41.2 percent of school students surveyed admitted to having had sexual intercourse, 55 percent of babies born in The Bahamas are born to unwed mothers starting at the innocent age of 10 and 44 percent of inmates were raised by a single parent, just to name a few! Issues such as law, health and family, were topics discussed that are the areas youths need help in, However, what I have realized and have been told, youths are not the problem, they are simply the product of their environment. Therefore, we as a nation must develop our youth in the correct way, for they are the future. The National Youth Service is not written as a final proposal. There are still factors that are under review such as target groups, voluntary or compulsory service or combination of both, the role of the private and public sector, operating principles, training and funding. We as youth gave our views on ways the program should be instituted, funded, commercialized and brought to reality. The International Development Bank has offered to fund The Bahamas in this major process of reviving our youths. It has come to a stage where we must address the concerns of our youth as a nation before it is to late. The National Youth Service addresses all the values that should have been wired in the minds of our youth but seem to be missing. This proposal will surely not be rushed but will go through a gradual process in consulting the entire nation. Being a youth myself and knowing I have a say in the direction my country is headed inspires me to become a great leader some day. The Youth Forum allowed me to finally speak out on what was on my mind. I felt a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. It was surely a success. The foundation of the Bahamian government is now strengthening with the thoughts of the entire nation. Miquell Miller is graduating from Forest Heights Academy this spring and will be attending Rampo College in New Jersey in the fall. She represented Abaco at the Forum on National Youth Service.Forum Was Held on National Youth Service Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed Prices subject to change without notice 5 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 3637 38 3940 41 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62Sea of Abaco Boat Basin Boat Harbour MarinaCommon 14 42 4 35 12NE W S Under Contract Under Contract Under ContractGREAT ABACO CLUB MARSH HARBOUR ABACO ISLAND BAHAMAS GREAT AB A CO C L U B The Excellence You Demand At Sea, AshoreCindy HayworthDirector of Sales & Marketing AB 20106, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone: (242) 367-4151 Fax: (242) 367-4152 Cellular: (242) 359-6065 Website: greatabacoclub.com Email: greatabacoclub@abacoinet.com Weekly Luxury Home Rentals available from $2,300 per week Including use of all Abaco Beach Resort Facilities. Boat BasinBlueMarlinBoulevardOceanDrive Lot # 34Lot # 35Lot # 33 Lot # 36Lot # 37 Lot # 38Lot # 39Lot # 40106.18' 117.16'A=64.47'50.61'27.53'117.33' 118.14' 118.95'50.00' 50.00' 50.00' 50.00'32.88'133.99'A=59.00'72.80'7,630 sq.ft. 5,937 sq.ft. 5,977 sq.ft. 10,199 sq.ft.$325,000Club Entrance 0 50'100' 0 102030 Scale: Feet Meters UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACTNE W S $325,000 Only Two Home-Sites Left BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!

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Page 10 B The Abaconian June 15, 2004 FLAMINGO VILLAS Fabulous Villas located at the mouth of Hope Town Harbour. These 2 bed/2 bath villas are beautifully furnished with West Indian decor throughout. A dip pool is shared and surrounded by open decking. Sold fully furnished, totally turnkey, rental history. Price:$1,870,000LITTLE ORCHARD Island home located in Buttonwood Bay, 3bd/2bth, fully furnished, central a/c, wrap around decking. Full 1 bed/1bath apartment below (rental income of $800/month) Enclosed large workshop, 30kw generator, 3 phone lines, cable TV. Lot fully landscaped with mature fruit trees Price:$515,000DORROS COVELot #18 hillside, ocean view, electric and telephone in place, ready to build $151,500 Lot #21 hilltop, Sea of Abaco and ocean views, private dock slip at Tahiti Beach Price:$233,000MARNIES LANDING Private marina community at the southern end of Elbow Cay offering acre lots with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Sea of Abaco, or both. Each lot comes with private dock slip at the marina, homesites staggered for optimal views. Starting at:$230,000CENTRELINE ROAD, central Elbow Cay three contingent lots, b/t 9-10 thousand sq. ft. each. Multi-zoned, residential or commercial, ideal spot for small business. Lots starting at $60,000. Call Greg Roberts for details.OCEAN FRONT LOTSPRISTINE OCEANFRONT PROPERTY, secluded, private North Elbow Cay. Lot #54 109 white sandy ocean front $495,000. Lot #53 121 white sandy ocean front $495,000. Combine both lots for incredible parcel of 1+ acres of ocean front. Call Greg Roberts for details and appointment to view.MARNIES LANDING Acre ocean front lot, dock slip in private marina included. Price:$695,000HOMES & LANDElbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and PropertyFamily Island SpecialistsChris Thompson(chris@hopetown.com)Greg Roberts(greg@hopetown.com)Ph: (242) 366-0216 www.elbow-cay.com Fax: (242) 366-0223 ELBOW CAYLocated on Lubbers Quarters Cay. Development faces the Sea of Abaco across from Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. Beautiful sunrises. Each homesite comes with a dock slip at the private marina. Great investment opportunity. Starting at:$89,000 LUBBERS QUARTERS EAST VIEW Custom built 3 bed/2 bath island home. 2200+ sq. ft. one lot away from Atlantic, ideal rental or second home. Open floor plan, second floor master suite with ocean views, cable, phone, central a/c, offered exclusively, and shown by appt. only. Price: $1,756,0003+ acre private cay, undeveloped, accessed from Elbow Cay, located in White Sound, great elevation, deep water for dock, rare opportunity, serious inquiries only, shown by appointment.Price: $630,000 UNDER CONTRACT JOES CAY ELBOW CAY CASA LUISAPrice: $1,500,000 Custom Timber Peg ocean front home, views of Tilloo Cay and beyond. 3B/3B, spacious kitchen open to great room, large wrap around deck with pool, and private dock slip at Tahiti Beach. Price: $1,550,000Pineapple Beach House Custom ocean front home on sandy beach, 4 b/3 b, open kitchen and great room on second floor w/ balconies for incredible views, completely furnished, freshwater pool. Detached garage offers additional 1bed/1 bath studio. Rental history available, great buy. ATLANTIC HORIZONS ELBOW CAELBOW CA ELBOW CAELBOW CA ELBOW CA Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMESPrice: $1,300,000Incredible parcel of property with 2 bedroom, 2 bath home located on the Atlantic Ocean in historic Hope Town Settlement. 74 feet of ocean front on long white sandy shore. The house has open floor plan with large kitchen and great/ dining room, vaulted ceilings, good rental history. OCEAN HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE 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. SchoolFrom Page 7 intendent in charge of the Abaco District. He has earned his Bachelors degree and is working on his Masters. His sister is an insurance executive in Nassau and his brother who at one time had problems with the law is now a successful contractor in Nassau. Mr. Russell credits God and the fact that he never gave up to the success of his younger siblings and himself. This speech held the attention of every person present. The Class of 2004 was blessed to hear it and also blessed to hear a moving address at their Baccalaureate Service the afternoon before by Pastor Moncur of the Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Church.School RegistrationAbaco Central High School will be holding registration for new and returning students at the school Monday through Friday It Pays to Advertise Hints for Helping Our Environment Conserve electricity by turning your air conditioning thermostat up.Friends of the EnvironmentPresents from 9 a.m. until noon. Fees for returning students is $100 and fees for new students is $150. Questions can be directed to the administration of the high school.Visitor DrownsA visitor to Guana Cay, 53-year-old Mr. Kenneth Lee Sargeant apparently drowned on June 15 while swimming with friends. He was visiting from Texas.

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June 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 BMan-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" Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates 5 Bedroom, 3 bath home set on over 1/2 Acre with 100' of Beach-front. Open decks for fabulous ocean views, elevation for Sea of Abaco Views. Fully furnished and equipped. #AB67NEW LISTING $1,379,000 "Surfside" 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" 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 PRICEMarsh 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, 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 $430,000Marsh 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 UNDER CONTRACTMarsh Harbour Commercial over 1/3 Fenced Acre 2,160 sq.ft. S howroom/Office/ Warehouse Building Great for service business or wholesaler Good relocation property for businesses expanding into Abaco from Nassau or Freeport. AB110 $290,000. 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 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 Marsh 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 CONTRACTCabbage 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. 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 $2,950,000. 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. 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. VACANT LAND 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.com06/15/04 Elbow Cay Dorros Cove 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,500 sq.ft residence with 2 bedroom, 1 bath 1,100 sq.ft guest house. Southeastern point of island. Swimming Pool Private boat slip. Superb ocean and cay views. Furnished # AB112NEW PRICE $1,970,000. "Point of View" NEW PRICE 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, studio dock house with two beds, kitchen and bath on 66' Private Dock. Furnished. #AB122 NEWLISTING $925,000. "Lookout" NEW LISTING Little Harbour 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 "Down the Way" NEW LISTING 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

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Page 12 B The Abaconian June 15, 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. Electrical Contracting Single & 3 Phase Licenced Electricians Air Conditioning Refrigeration Supplies MARCUS BETHEL Located on Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTelephone: (242) 367-3186 e-mail: marcoac@batelnet.bs Horizontal storage tanks Cone bottom Pick-up truck tanksLow profile tanks Vertical tanks POLYETHYLENE TANKS Also: pumps, bladders, softeners, RO systems, desalinators, DI systems, filters, etc. . Resilient Wont crack UV stabilized Better than F G No bad smell No bad taste Inexpensive Ships easily Many sizes Many Shapes Lots in stock Bulkhead fittings installed Distributors wantedADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INC. Indian Harbour Beach, FL Ph: 321-777-4909 Fax 321-773-8338 E-mail: info@advancedwater.com For prices call or E-mail NOW By Jennifer Hudson No one lives at Bluff Point any more and some people have never even heard of it but until 1940 several families called it home. One such person is Rev. Roland Swain. He is known by many as a taxi driver operating in Marsh Harbour, but the life he knew growing up was very different from his life today. Rev. Swain was born in 1926 to Lofton Swain and Melvina Simms in the settlement of Bluff Point which was located abreast of Treasure Cay but on the other side of Abaco. Bluff Point was an isolated little fishing village situated on land which jutted out into the sea and had to be reached by boat as there was no inland transportation. The population of Bluff Point occupied between 40 and 50 homes and earned their living by farming on the various cays, fishing, sponging or working at Normans Castle which was the sawmill after the operation in Wilson City closed down. One of the main resources was sponging. The men would go off for six to eight weeks, come home and clean the sponges which they would then take by boat into Nassau to sell since there was great demand for them there and they could get a good price for them.. Turtling, sharking and bonefishing in the sounds and creeks was also a means of livelihood. The sharks were taken to Green Turtle Cay where Mr. Harold Lowe was eager to buy them. It was a hard life for the women of Bluff Point who, apart from taking care of the house, children and cooking, also worked in the fields and went out fishing in tenfoot dinghies to catch whitening fish, brim and jack for their familys table. A few homes were lucky enough to possess a kerosene fridge and these home owners were able to make a little money by selling ice to the less fortunate home owners. It was apparently difficult to keep up with the demand for this commodity. At that time Green Turtle Cay was the headquarters for Abaco, being more built up than Hope Town and with plenty of stores. There was also a doctor living in Green Turtle Cay where the sick from Bluff Point had to be taken for medical attention since there was no clinic at the Point. It was a long and arduous journey for anyone seeking medical attention since they had to be taken by boat to the Sand Banks boat landing, then around Treasure Cay point by dinghy to Green Turtle Cay. When a rage was on, it was necessary to go by dinghy into the creek by the Catholic Church. A fire would then be lit in the road so that the people of Green Turtle Cay would see the smoke and send a more sturdy boat to transport the sick person to the doctor. Babies were delivered in Bluff Point by the midwife who resided there. There was a grant-in-aid school at Bluff Point where lessons were taught to the approximately 50 to 60 children by teacher Roland Reckley assisted by monitors. Often the children enjoyed learning their lessons outside under a big shade tree. After the devastating 1932 hurricane when the school was destroyed, classes were held in a wooden building erected on the site of the Baptist Church which was also destroyed. Later, a Brethren Church was built by Dr. Kendrick, an American missionary, who lived in Green Turtle Cay at that time. In the evenings the young people would play ball, race their home-made gumelemi boats in the bay, spin tops and shoot cotton tail lizards with their bows and arrows. All reading was done in the day since there was, of course, no electricity and kerosene was a precious commodity. Values were different in those days; strong emphasis was placed by the older people on teaching manners and discipline to the children. Children had less to distract them and so paid far more attention to their lessons and also helped their parents on their farms and in the boats. It was a family oriented time when, says Mr. Swain, all persons in the community lived like one family. There was no fighting and people shared with one another whether it was a good catch of fish or something off the land. They did have one police constable who operated a petty store though his services as a peace keeper were rather redundant in that close knit community. Rev. Swain now lives in Murphy Town along with the remaining living residents of Bluff Point and their off spring. The move from Bluff Point to Murphy Town came about after the devastating 1932 hurricane. The government representatives at that time thought it best to move the people from there as it was too isolated from any other communities and communication was very difficult. Government felt that if people were closer to Marsh Harbour it would be easier for everybody as far as transportation and receiving supplies from the mail boat. So between 1939 and 1940 the folks from Bluff Point in the North were brought to Murphy Town and each family was given five acres of land and a house measuring 10 feet by 20 feet. The government provided the supplies and the new home owners helped with the construction under a scheme whereby they worked for two shillings and six pence a day. When the house was completed, they made a payment of three pounds ten shillings to take ownership of the home. In order to decide which piece of land would go to which family and to save any squabbling, each family pulled a ticket for their lot number. These numbered lots can This is one of the original houses in Murphy Town. The residents of Bluff Point suffered extensive damage in the hurricane of 1932. Government made the decision to move them closer to Marsh Harbour. In 1939 and 1940 families were assisted with building materials to build these houses and were then granted five acres per family. The houses measured 10 feet by 20 feet. Most have been demolished by now or incorporated into larger homes.A Look at Days Gone by in Bluff PointRev. Roland Swain Please see Bluff Point Page 13

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June 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 Bstill be seen today in the Surveyors or Crown Lands Office. The land was a Crown Grant from the King of England and the title deeds bear the Kings name. Murphy Town was officially established in 1941 by the Governor of the Bahamas at that time, Governor George Murphy. A few of the original houses can still be seen in Murphy Town though the majority have been demolished and replaced by larger, more modern family homes. It must have been hard in many ways to leave ones home and familiar way of life in Bluff Point and, according to Rev. Swain, some people were loth at first to leave despite their very hard life there but in the end everyone relocated and settled happily in their new surroundings. About that time Mr. Crockett started paying people to work on his farm growing bananas, sugar cane and vegetables which provided employment for many of the new residents of Murphy Town. Then the S&M Farm and other vegetable farms came along providing even more work. Settling into a new life in Murphy Town caused the new residents to have to face a situation they had not had to deal with before. That is living alongside people whose skin was a different colour. In Bluff Point, all the residents were of the same complexion but in moving closer to Marsh Harbour they came up against a segregated line which made settling in rather more difficult, stated Rev. Swain. However, later the barriers began to be broken down. All agreed that it was a good decision the governor made to establish the community in Murphy Town and everyone soon realised that they were much better off. The young people of today would never manage in Bluff Point! ended Rev. Swain. Bluff PointFrom Page 12 CongratulationsWalker Wongborn April 30 in Nassau toBuela and Shannon Wongof Casuarina Point Tudo Awards Outstanding StudentCharles Darville has been awarded the Tough As Nails belt for the month of June. Mr. Jake Stortenbecker, the instructor at hard Knox Vale Tudo, awards the belt every month to the student whom he thinks has been Tough As Nails for that month. A student earns this position by earning the most Nails or points for the month. Students must memorize Bible verses, work hard, have a good attitude, show up as well as being on time, use techniques properly and show improvement. Charles has done all these and more by assisting Mr. Jake with techniques. The Hard Knox team will be competing on June 26 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Each team member will be competing in at least two categories. Mr. Jake will be competing in the Professional division and fighting for a $500 cash prize. The team consists of Thomas Key, Austin Koepp, Keino Sands, Charles Darville and Mr. Jake. If you would like to assist them, you can call Mr. Jake at work at 367-2674 or home 367-5989. Chief Councillor for the Central Abaco District, Mr. Cay Mills, presented sports equipment to Mr. Gary Smith, member of St. Andrews Methodist Church. The equipment was donated by second homeowner Mr. W.D. Willert of Home Products in St. Louis, Missouri. Jake Stortenbecker and Charles DarvilleSports Equipment Goes to Church People in the NewsThe Abaconian has moved to a new level with an Internet presence. Beginning with the May 15 issue, it became available online just as you see it printed on paper. The home page is a bit bland but that will improve with time. We felt it was more important to begin the process with the actual paper being on-line rather than working to get an attractive home page. A simple mouse-click on an advertisers web address will take you direct to their Internet site. To see for yourself go to: www.abaconian.com. Email addresses are linked starting with this issue, June 15, giving readers additional access to our advertisers. You will see the paper as a PDF file which opens on all computers using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader which is included on the home page for those who need it. The Abaconian will open in most web browsers without problems. It takes less than a minute to download 40 pages on a broadband DSL or cable connection. As time permits, back issues will be converted to a PDF format and be included. Later other relevant Abaco information may be appear. We feel that putting The Abaconian on the Internet will be beneficial to our island. It will give visitors and potential investors an insight into our lifestyle and our diverse communities.The Abaconian Is on the InternetAbaco 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: $120,000 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: $310,000. Will consider selling seperately for $165,000 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

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Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020For Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. Francis Biney Primary Care Every week Monday, Wednesday, Friday Non-emergency House Calls Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist June 16, 2004 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing June 19, 2004 Dr. Hubert Minnis Ob Gyn / Ultrasound June 19, 2004 Dr. May Hestmo Hand and Orthopedic Surgeon June 19, 2004Dr. Ida Mae Hanna Dietician, Healthy Lifestyle June 21, 2004Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist June 21, 2004 Ms. Kim Scriven Audiology Hearing aids, hearing testing May 23, 2004 Dr. Kelvin Gipson Foot Doctor June 25, 2004 Dr. Gregory Neil Plastic Surgeon June 26, 2004 Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist June 26, 2004 Ms. Ava Thompson Child & Adolescent Psycologist June 25, 2004 Dr. KJA Rodgers Opthalmologist Date Pending 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 $550,000 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 SOLD By Jennifer Hudson This year Abaco Air celebrates the milestone of its 30th anniversary and we take a look back at its progress from humble beginnings to the thriving company it is today. Abaco Air was first established in early 1974 by pilots Capt. Leonard Thompson and Gil Hensler. In January 1984 Andrew Kelly arrived on Abaco and took over the maintenance of Abaco Airs planes. About two years later Mr. Kelly and his wife Denise bought Abaco Air. A year after taking over the company, Mr. Kelly was able to hire a second pilot. During the early years of Abaco Air Capt. Thompsons clientele had been the wealthy Nassauvian visitors. But Mr. Kelly found it better to rely more on scheduled services, allowing people to purchase only one seat rather than chartering. Abaco Air now offers two scheduled flights every day to Nassau, two flights to Moores Island on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and flights to Eleuthera on Fridays and Saturdays. Frequent flyer bonuses are offered. Charter flights can still be booked but they do not play such a major role in the airlines operation. Now in the airlines 30th year three pilots, Shannon Wong, Edrick Symonette and Mr. Kelly himself fly the Abaco Air planes which consist of three British Islanders and two Aero Commander 500s, all twin engine aircraft. The Islanders carry nine passengers plus the pilot while the Aero Commanders carry six passengers plus the pilot. In 1998 the company moved into a new hanger with an office and reception area west of the Marsh Harbour terminal On looking back over his years of operation, Mr. Kelly remembers the struggle he had to procure land for his facility as the most difficult obstacle to overcome. It took him ten years of operating without a proper facility before he was able to obtain a lease for land from the Bahamian government. Andrews motto is Take it one day at a time Operating costs are high with not a large profit margin, he says, but continues, I do it because I like it. He is pleased with the progress he has made with Abaco Air in the past years and feels that he has come a long way since starting with $10,000 and an old Cessna 182 plane. It has been a lot of hard work, he says, especially trying to find people with enough confidence to lend money for this type of operation. Many people are wary of loaning money for aviation. He has built up a good clientele over the years. Finally, Mr. Kelly says that Abaco Air has an excellent safety record which gives his customers more confidence in flying.Abaco Air Celebrates 30 Years Ads inThe AbaconianAre on the Web

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June 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 B LIGHTBOURN REALTYHope Town Representative Ainsley HarrisonHope Town, Abaco Phone 242 366-0338 Email: ainsley@mlrealty.netMAKING REAL ESTATE REAL EASYwww.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Man-O-War Sunsplash #5082 2bed/2bath island home beauty on 1.189 acres. Features lots of privacy, Bahamian-built furniture, close to town and includes a 2 bed/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 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 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 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 Long Beach Vacant lots in lovely development. All lots have beach access. Starting at $30,000 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 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 Bahama Palm Shore Several lots available in fast growing area. All lots have beach access. Call for prices Sand Banks Several vacant lots available approx 1 acre, some waterfront, some interior with elevations. Motivated seller Call today for prices Fire Road North Abaco Starter home for sale, 1 bed, 1 bath, views of the sea. $30,000 Sandy P oint #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.Mailin Sands mailin@mlrealty.net Ph. (242) 367-2992 Fax (242) 367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour Office Yellowwood #0164 Vacant lot approx. 125' x 150' close to Cherokee Sound and Little Harbour $23,500. UNDER CONTRACT Long Beach #5137 Vacant interior lot approx. 1/4 acre. All lots have beach access. Dont delay, call today for more information. $55,000 Hope Town #5004 Charming 3/3 three story home, large master bedroom with walk-in closet on second floor presents sea views, large TV room. Situated in North End. 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Page 16 B The Abaconian June 15, 2004 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. Fenced-in with electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet. $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 359-6658Minimum 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 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT Houses and Apartments For RentClassified Advertisements Classified Ads Bring Results Call 367-3202Hope 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 You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W AR GRAR GR AR GRAR GR AR GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER YY YY Y BB BB B UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL OOMOOM OOMOOM OOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA CYCY CYCY CY PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER Y STY ST Y STY ST Y ST OREORE OREORE ORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER VICE STVICE ST VICE STVICE ST VICE ST AA AA A TIONTION TIONTION TION TEXATEXA TEXATEXA TEXA CO Q CO Q CO Q CO Q CO Q UU UU U ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ARAR ARAR AR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE TT TT T OO OO O WNWN WNWN WN BB BB B AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AMILAMIL AMILAMIL AMIL Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET K & S K & S K & S K & S K & S AA AA A UTUT UTUT UT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICE L VICE L VICE L VICE L VICE L TDTD TDTD TD SOLSOL SOLSOL SOL OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER CENTERCENTER CENTERCENTER CENTER LL LL L OO OO O WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN TURTUR TURTUR TUR TLE CATLE CA TLE CATLE CA TLE CA YY YY Y Nassau and Bahama Islands Leading Newspaper ABAB ABAB AB AA AA A COCO COCO CO Property for LeaseAvailable immediately for sub-lease approximately 1,235 square feet of floor space situate Solomon Mine building at Treasure Cay. Interested parties may contact the manager. BURNS HOUSE LIMITED MARSH HARBOUR as follows: Tel: 367-3712 Fax: 367-3713 e-mail bwhiting@burnshouse.com Bum reported a hook-up to the committee boat. At the call for Lines out of the water, the Rum Bum was still fighting its fish. Many of the 56-boat fleet were back at Treasure Cay Marina when the Rum Bum reported that they had a blue marlin in the boat. At the scales Rum Bums blue marlin weighed-in at 657 pounds. With 2257 points the Rum Bum team took First Place honors and with four blue marlin releases, they were also the Top Release Team. Team InFlight finished in second place and third place went to The Recovery Room During the Treasure Cay Championship, the 56 participating teams caught 74 qualified billfish. Sixty-four blue marlin, seven TournamentsFrom Page 1Fishing Tournments Draw the Big Boatswhite marlin and three sailfish were caught during the four days of fishing. All catches are verified using time and date stamped digital images. The Bahamas Billfish Championships Title Sponsor, Rolex, will present this years Rolex Grand Prize to the overall winner of the series at the conclusion of the Boat Harbour Championship on June 25. The winner will receive an expense paid, roundtrip to Australia to participate in the Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic. Throughout its history, the Championship has been a consistent supporter of billfish research and in 2000 established an endowed scholarship fund to assist Bahamian students in pursuing a degree in marine biology. The BBC Scholarship Fund is supported by voluntary financial contributions from anglers, BBC sponsors and the Bahamian business community. For 2004 contributions have exceeded $44,000.Tournaments 25th Anniversary Is CelebratedBy Isobel Sherman The Bertram Hatteras Shootout celebrated 25 years of their tournament held this year at the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour on May 18-22. Sixty-four boats, 39 Hatterases and 25 Bertrams participated in the three days of fishing. Started 25 years ago at Walkers Cay by the late Jim Schaeffer and Hutch Hutchenings, this tournament is prestigious as well as highly competitive between Hatteras anglers and Bertram anglers. Kaye Pearson and Hutch Hutchenings of Poseidon Adventure now organize the tournament. John Neophytou, Manager of Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour joined them The final catch and release statistics were 16 blue marlin caught and released, three white marlin and one sailfish. The winning boat of the tournament was a Hatteras, Ovation, which boated the largest fish in the tournament, a 613-pound blue marlin. In second place was another Hatteras, Hatterascal, and in third place was a Bertram, Sugar Bull.Top Release Team Won Central Abaco ChampionshipTangled in Blue a 57-foot Bertram, released five blue marlin during the Central Please see Tournament Page 17 Tangled in Blue was the first place winner in the Central Abaco Bahamas Billfish Championship held in Treasure Cay Bet-A-Buc brought in the largest fish of the Treausre Cay Billfish Tournament. Your rental house listed here would be on the Internet. www.abaconian.com

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June 15, 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 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE Houses and Land For SaleClassified Advertisements 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 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 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 Man-O-War ocean front home, 4 bedrooms 1 office, 4 bathrooms, fully furnished, generator, water maker, central air, pool, tiki bar, hot tub, 2 golf carts and more. Call Deborah Malone 365-6244 H or 365-6501 W. MUST SELL Marsh Harbour 3 bed/2bath furnished home. Large yard w/fruit trees. $250,000. Call 3675503 or 357-6561 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 Your friend and broker in AbacoTop ten reasons why we are your realtor of choice:1) Thorough, honest and efficient service 2) Highest level of real estate education 3) Member U.S. National Association of Realtors 4) Extensive legal and banking network 5) Shortest listing to selling time 6) Personally facilitates your closing day 7) Recommends only the top tradespeople 8) International marketing campaign 9) Easiest website to navigate! 10) Totally committed to all our valuable clients Featured listing: For the true connonsieur, 104 of superb and protected deep water dockage. Prestigious neighbourhood with access to private beach and Sea of Abaco view from high building envelope. 3/4 acre of wooded privacy and no association rules. Quality neighbours, in town and constantly changing harbour front scenery. Beautiful, pristine and secluded. Act now. $599,000 Sandra Evans, BRI Multiple Listing Broker East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 Fax: 242-367-2365 Private line: 242-367-5576 Cell Phone: 242-357-6638 Residence: 242-367-2040 sandra@abacoreator.com www.abacorealltor.com 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 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 #1Turtle Rocks 40 acres $8000 per acre. 910686-9612 Fishing Has Been GreatAbaco Championship to take First Place honors in that tournament held May 23-28. That boat took second place at the Spanish Cay Championship and first place at the Central Abaco Championship at Treasure Cay. Smooth Finish finished in second place, even boated a large blue marlin at 859 pounds. Reel Tight came in third with four blue marlin releases for the week. Bright Star combined a white marlin release with two blue marlin releases and a 516-pound blue boated for a fourth place finish. For the week the 47 teams caught 69 qualifying billfish. Blue marlin accounted for 56 while 12 white marlin and one sailfish were caught. All catches are verified using time and date stamped digital images. In addition to the 859-pound blue caught by Smooth Finish Great Escape landed a blue weighing 832 pounds and The Recovery Room boated a blue that weighed 711 pounds. The Allied Richard Bertram Marine Group and Bertram Yachts hosted the Central Abaco Championship. Next the Bahamas Billfish Championship anglers and teams will return to Treasure Cay Resort for Leg Four which runs June 6th through June 11th.Boat Harbour Hosts Billfish BlastBy Isobel Sherman Fifty-one boats fished this tournament held May 31-June 5. Carrying on the tradition of a fishing tournament having fun things to do on land after a day of fishing, the Billfish Blast has taken fun to a new level. Each evening was filled with land activities with TournamentsFrom Page 16 dinner having a different theme each night. Each boat fished three out of the possible four days and picked their own Lay Day and fishing was great during the entire tournament. Six of the seven marlin brought to the dock weighed more than the previous record of 512 pounds set fi ve years ago. The new Domarlo won the award for the top release team in the Treasure Cay Billfish Championship. Robert Meister, left, looks on as Carey Chen presents a trophy to Reid McLaughin, winner of the Junior Angler Award at the Treasure Cay Championship. Please see Tournament Page 18Your ad here would be on the Internet

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Page 18 B The Abaconian June 15, 2004 Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Firehouse CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service Center All these people are digging to benefit Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association, Abaco. The Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament planned a variety of activities on their lay day, June 16. One of these activities was a treasure hunt on the beach. Blocks of wood with numbers painted on them were buried in the sand. The numbers indicated the prize that the entrant had won such as a dinner for two or a magazine subscription, all of which had been donated. Those who wanted to enter had to buy a shovel for digging up the blocks and claim that prize. The money from buying the shovels was donated to BASRA and amounted to $2800 this year. TournamentsFrom Page 17 record is 770 pounds. Additionally 24 blue marlin were caught and released, five white marlin and 2 sailfish were caught and released. All catch and release fish had to be verified by digital cameras recording the date and time. The winner of the 2004 Boat Harbour Billfish Blast was Eva Marie Recovery Room took second place and Silver Lining came third. The weather was great, the fishing fantastic and the friendships unforgettable. Plans for the 2005 Billfish Blast are already underway.Treasure Cay Held Its 21st Billfish TournamentThe Treasure Cay Hotel Resort and Marina held its 21st Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament from June 13-18. Twentynine boats competed in this tournament which is a qualifier for IGFAs International Tournament of Champions, this modified release tournament offered four days of fishing, social parties, dinners, fun competitions, golf tournament, volleyball tournament and a Bahamian Arts and Crafts Fair on the Lay Day. Multiple awards are given for billfish. There are also awards for tuna, dolphin and wahoo. The Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament went digital. All tournament participants had to supply their own digital and or video camera. The cameras had to be able to provide on the photo the time and date that it was taken. If there was no picture or no time and date, then the boats did not receive points. Winner of this years tournament was Domarlo with second place going to Bet-aBuc and third place to Sugar Plumb. Trophies were also given to the Top Junior Angler and to several non-billfish entries. Registration of $1,700 per team included boat entry, dinners, cocktail parties, goody bags and a donation to the IGFA.. This tournament is renowned for its great food and camaraderie. Major sponsors included Texaco-Bahamas, Abaco Markets and Continental/Gulfstream International Airlines.Abaco Tournaments Lead the Country

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June 15, 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. 96 Kia 1.9 ltr. blue-green color, low mileage, excellent condition. Call 367-3202 or 367-0185 after 5 2002 Daewoo Tico, less than 7000 miles, elcellen cond. A/C, stereo, color white, interior gray. $6,500 Call 365-6152 2003 Yellow Sky Motor Bike $1900 Call 3672881 after 5 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, 40 HP Mercury, like new, center console, Bimini top. $5200 ONO Call 365-6138 20 Hydrasport DSC model with 225 Johnson outboard. Both in good condition. $6000 Call 366-0023 for information 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 31 Wellcraft Scarab, twin 200 HP Mercs. $15,000. Call Johnny, Scotland Cay 359-6551 32 Island Gypsy sport fishing boat, 1987, 2 x 25 HP Lehman, 8 KW Westerbeke generator, A/C, DUTY PAID. Asking $44,000. Call 365-4120 32 Endeavor Barnacle DUTY PAID, very good condition, Yanmar, A/C, ref, 1 KW generator, 10 sailing dinghy. Offered at 23,800 For more info call Don at 262-377-8418 32 Luhrs Asking $16,000 Call 365-6052 or 375-8737 18,000 BYU wall air conditioner, two years old, business required a larger unit. $300 Call 367-3202 4 seat dining set, glass top, wicker. $250 OBO 367-2881 after 5 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. 13 KW Lister diesel electric generating set. Low hours since major overhaul. Best offer. Ph. 357-6772 33 ft. Chris Craft 1974, partially renovated, very roomy, good fishing boat. No engine. DUTY PAID $12,000 OBO Call Grant @3596208 or 365-6629 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 38 Scarab Bahamian registered, DUTY PAID, twin 502s, fresh water cooled gas engines w/ TRS outdrives. Many extras, float-on trailer, maintained perfectly, kept in dry storage. $75,000 contact Johnny Bethel 359-6551 or 365-5224 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 Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats COMMERCIAL SERVICES EQUIPMENT FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SERVICES 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. SUNSHINE TRUCKINGFor all your trucking needs Authorized Trained Dealer for TyrFil The Worlds Foremost DeflationProof Tire SystemCall Now 367-4061 Fax 3668 For Industrial, Off-the-Road, Golf Cart, Wheelbarrow, Motorcycle, Car & Truck Tires SUPPLY DEPOTHotel, Restaurant & Commercial Supplies Over 1000 Items in Stock Blue Warehouse on S.C. Bootle Hwy. Ph:/Fax: (242) 367-2128 AWS Abacom Wireless SystemCoconut TelegraphsDiesel Mechanic Wireless Internet Provider Mechanical/Electrical and Minor Boat Repairs Rohan SpicerP.O. Box AB 20078, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Mobile: 242-554-8188 Work: 242-367-3760 E-mail: bigboyzhome@hotmail.com BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE MERCHANDISE FOR SALE BUSINESS FOR SALE Abaco Electric Motor & Generator RepairsRewind, Rebuild, Repair HP 200 HP All Types of Electric MotorsElectric Pumps, Generators, Power ToolsAir Compressor Repairs Sonith Lockhart 367-3273 Forest Drive, Dundas TownWe guarantee service, price & your satisfaction 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________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantFinancial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training Specializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207 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 Business for Sale Established Florist & Gift ShopPrime Location in Marsh Harbour Call 367-2262 or 367-4485 For more information Serious inquires only, please EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESClassified Ads Bring ResultsCall 367-3202 for Information See The Abaconian and these ads on linewww.abaconian.com

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Page 20 B The Abaconian June 15, 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