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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 13, JULY 1st, 2004 www.abaconian.com By Portia Jonsson The Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour is the place to be on the night of July 9th for the 31st Bahamas Independence Celebrations starting 10 p.m. A talent show and awards presentation is planned for the night followed by an ecumenical service beginning 10:45 p.m.-11:45 p.m. A ten minute March Past by the Royal Bahamas Police Force will follow this. Then at midnight the Bahamian flag will be raised and the evening will culminate with a display of fireworks.The Bahamas Prepares to Celebrate 31 YearsA group of 10 bonefishermen took the Ministry of Tourism course to become certified bonefish guides. The group shown above includes the guides and their instructors. They are, front, Justin Sands, Jay Sawyer, Kenrick Gardiner, Pedro Thurston, Danny Sawyer, back, Simon Bain (Presenter), Ricardo Burrows, Kirklyn McIntosh, Paul Pinder, Drexel McIntosh, Buddy Pinder, Benjamin Pratt (Ministry of Tourism Coordinator for Certification). Tangled In Blue won the 2004 Bahamas Billfish Championship and the Rolex Grand Prize. Capt. George Jousma utilized an expert captain and crew and the fishing talents of numerous yacht brokers to catch qualifying billfish in four of the five Championship tournaments this spring. The Tangled In Blue team caught an impressive 11 blue marlin and one white marlin throughout the series. That boat also captured the Top Release title. Second place went to The Recovery Room which was constantly threatening to overtake Tangled In Blue and was never more than two releases away from the lead. In third place was Rum Bum which earned many of its points at the Treasure Cay Championship. Finishing fourth overall was Double Dog which has done very well in previous tournaments. With their overall win of the Championship, Tangled In Blue was awarded the Rolex Grand Prize of a trip to Australia to represent the BBC at the Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic in October. Riviera Yachts, Australias leading yacht manufacturer, will host the winners in Brisbane and are providing a new 51-foot Riviera and crew for the use of the BBCs overall winner.BBC Ends Billfish Tournament SeasonAbaco Takes Lead in Hosting Fishing TournamentsBonefish Guides Are CertifiedThe captain and crew of Tangled In Blue, the Bahamas Billfish Championship overall winner, proudly accept their trophy from the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism, who was guest speaker for their final awards dinner.Fire Destroys House in the MudFire completely enveloped a house in the Mud area of Marsh Harbour in the late afteroon of June 24. Firemen on three trucks from the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department arrived quickly and were able to keep the fire from spreading to nearby residences. Please see Billfish Page 2

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Page 2 The Abaconian July 1, 2004 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour 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 bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKESTangled In Blue received many valuable honors during the awards dinner at the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina. These included a Rolex Submariner Chronometer, an Abaco Gold Championship ring, a bronze trophy and a SIMRAD Echosounder. The crew were awarded prizes also. The Hon. Obie Wilchombe, Minister of Tourism was the guest speaker and assisted in making the presentations. The Boat Harbour Championship concluded the 2004 Bahamas Billfish Championship and produced a fleet of 84 competitors and 98 qualified billfish caught during the four day tournament. The largest blue marlin caught during the Central Abaco Championship weighed in at 859 pounds. The Bahamas Billfish Championships 31st consecutive season was one for the record books. As word spread about the excellent fishing in the Bahamas this spring, tournament entries swelled resulting in a 12 percent increase in overall tournament participation. During the five tournament 2004 BBC series, a total of 400 qualified billfish were caught. Three hundred eight were blue marlin, 86 white marlin and 5 sailfish. All catches were verified using time and date stamped digital images and signed affidavits. The BBCs unique increasing minimum length has helped maintain a greater than 90 percent release rate for billfish during the series. Another record set during the 2004 BBC season took place when over $60,000 was raised toward the Bahamas Billfish Championship Scholarship Fund. Established in 2000, the BBC Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship providing Bahamian students the opportunity to pursue a degree in marine biology. The Scholarship Fund, administered by the Lyford Cay Foundation, has generated greater awareness in marine biology among Bahamian students. Since its inception, four scholarship recipients have attended colleges in the United States, Canada and The Bahamas as a result of the BBCs efforts.Fishing Tournaments Bring Big BenefitsBy Isobel Sherman The fifth leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship held June 20-24 at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour marks the end to the big fishing tournament season on Abaco. This year has been the year of the catch and releases as well as the boating of many blue marlins. I venture to say this was the best year for fishing in a long time. Anglers at most tournaments were happy as well as the tournament organizers at the amount of fish. It costs a good deal of money to participate in a tournament. There is the entry fee as well as the dockage, crew expense, food and supplies and most importantly fuel for the boat. Tournaments bring in money to Abaco as extra persons are hired for these events and thus employment is increased for the fishing season. Other areas such a boutiques gift shops and restaurants have a boost in business because of the tournaments. With the end of the Boat Harbour Championship on June 24 the Bahamas Billfish Championship 2004 comes to a close. It is well to remember that they also sponsor a scholarship for Bahamians to study marine biology. Now there are three persons on scholarship and one of them is Olivia Patterson of Hope Town. This year alone they raised approximately $60,000 for their scholarship fund. The scholarship is administered by Lyford Cay Foundation and is open to any Bahamian. Preference is given to applicants from Family Islands. BillfishFrom Page 1Tournaments Practice Catch and ReleaseEleuthera Fruit Comes to AbacoAriel Sawyer and her grandmother, Mrs. Julia Pinder, offer Eleutheran pineapples for sale in Marsh Harbour each week end and always have eager buyers for the delicious sweet treat.

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July 1, 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 turnkeywater front 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 sq 10,000 gallon cisternWalk to all amenities$289,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 MARSH HARBOUR Donna Darville Tel: 242-367-5046 Fax: 242-367-5045 donna@damianos.com HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CAY Kerry Sullivan Tel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 kerry@damianos.com ELBOW CAY PROPERTIES Jane Patterson Tel: 242-366-0569 Fax: 242-366-0035 jane@damianos.com LUBBERS QUARTERS & TILLOO CAY Laurie Schreiner Tel: 242-366-3143 Fax: 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. Internet Ref. #1836.SEA TO SEA 3 3/4 acres $650,000. Internet Ref. #1884 LOTS FOR SALE HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY NOREASTERInternet Ref. #1945Island Cottage2 bedrooms 2 bathsGreat rental history1,000 sq. ft. living spaceSeaviews & steps away from beautiful ocean beach spacious lotFurnished & dock access$425,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569HOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAYHOPE TOWN POINT SUBDIVISION Lot #54 least expensive buildable beachfront lot on Elbow Cay -$475,000. Internet Ref. #2279HOPE TOWN POINT SUBDVISION Lot #33 near the ocean, minutes from bayside and dock access $149,000. Internet Ref. #1876.LUCAYOS SUBDIVISION Water view with dock access $99,000. Internet Ref. #1971MARNIES LANDING Lot #3C with ocean view, dock slip & approved building plans $225,000. Internet Ref. #2280LUBBERS QUARTERSNEW EXCLUSIVE LISTING JACKS JUNGLE Lots available with high elevation, waterfront and interior lots. Lush preserve surrounding many of the lots. Each lot comes with private slip at the dock. Starting at $80,000. Call Laurie Schreiner at (242) 366-3143 for details.LUBBERS QUARTERS Waterfront lots starting at $140,000. HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY VILLAGE APARTMENTSInternet Ref. #2158Two story apartment building with 5 units inthe heart of the settlement3 units with 1 bed 1 bath2 units with 2 bed 1 bathSteady rental incomeVery good return on investmentBuilding needs TLC$300,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY CARISSA COTTAGEInternet Ref. #23082b/2b Loyalist style cottageLocated in Up-A-LongFantastic view of Hope Town HarbourProtected deep water dock spaceHardwood floorsExcellent rental history 32 to 34 weeks per year$750,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TILLOO CUTInternet Ref. #1671Dorros Cove Sub.3 bed 2 bath 1700 sq. ft. traditional island homeFireplace and A/CAlmost 1 acre landscapedPanoramic ocean viewPrivate dock slipFully furnishedExcellent valueReduced $878,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 15 MILES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #21221,687 sq. ft. island home3 bedroom 2 bathroomsCarportSeaviewsOpposite sandy beachA Fixer UpperNew Reduced Price Was $130,000 Now $120,000 CASUARINA POINT Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 GUANA CAY BEACH WATCHInternet Ref. #1949Sandy Beachfront3b/2b furnished homeOpen-plan living areaWrap-around deck, screened porch & observation deckOver 1 acre for estate or developmentGreat rental history$690,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 UNDER CONTRACT LUBBERS QUARTERS VILLA POINCIANAInternet Ref. #2307Waterfront 2 bed 1 bath 1,200 sq. ft. home50 feet of shorelineIndoor & outdoor showersOne acre plus propertyLush secluded settingFully furnishedPrivate DockExcellent rental history$720,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 NEW LISTING LUBBERS QUARTERS SOUTHERN BREEZEInternet Ref. #22073 bed 2 bath home200 ft. from the water600 sq.ft. on lower level for future expansionConvenient location to protected boat basinPrivate Dock SlipGreat Investment Opportunity$435,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY ARIEL VIEWInternet Ref. #18133 bed 2 bath home2,048 sq. living spaceCathedral ceilings & covered verandahsCentral A/COcean views/dock accessLandscapedFully furnishedMotivated seller$500,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 BAHAMA PALM SHORES 20 MILES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #23222 bed 2.5 bath main houseWrap around verandahsCozy pine interiorDouble glazed quality windows1 bed 1 bath furnished rental cottage20 kw Generator100 ft. x 150 ft. property$388,000 NEW LISTINGDonna Darville: 242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY CLUB SOLIELInternet Ref. #1369Charming waterfront resort320 ft. of harbour front1.75 acresTwo story hotel buildingRestaurantMarina: Deepwater with 13 dock slips, 7 controlling depth, 10 boat moorings nearbyStaff, utility buildings & more$1,950,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEAR TREASURE CAY BEAUTIFUL SEAVIEWS3 minutes from Treasure CayInternet Ref. #2115SPACIOUS 5.29 ACRE PROPERTY3 bed 2 bath home2,200 sq. ft. living spaceGreat views of Sea of Abaco & Green Turtle Cay in the distancePartially furnished$600,000Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 MARSH HARBOUR LITTLE ORCHARDInternet Ref. #1932Bahamian style 3 bedroom 2 bath home plus efficiency!Furnished80 ft. x 110 ft. lotLandscapedNice and quiet areaGreat buy$265,000Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 MARSH HARBOUR LITTLE ORCHARDInternet Ref. #17683 bed 2 bath home6,400 sq. ft. living spaceFurnished2-car carportBeautifully landscaped 46,690 sq. ft. propertyGreat harbour & seaviews & 360 degree views$1,150,000 Donna Darville: 242-367-5046

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Page 4 The Abaconian July 1, 2004 JEWELRY PERFUMEOMEGAWATCHESCHINA, CRYSTAL, JEWELRY, WATCHES & RESORT WEAR FOR EVERY BUDGETTreasure Cay, Abaco Mon Sat 9 5 pm Closed for lunch 12 noon 1:30 pm Tel: (242) 365-8132 Diane Solomon Manager 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-t aking 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) 366-0113Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderCondolencesMarinus Antoine Schuitemaker, 82 years old, passed away at his home early on June 19. Born in The Netherlands and later spending many years in Indonesia, he was proud of his Bahamian citizenship. Marinus and his wife, Margaret, moved to Cherokee almost 19 years ago. Prior to retiring to Abaco, he was caretaker of a small island off Grand Cay where his wife served as the government nurse. At that time they owned a small sailboat and enjoyed sailing around the other islands and cays of The Bahamas. He had some experience in electronics and was soon kept busy repairing all sorts of small appliances, videos and television sets for many of the local residents. He was a avid reader and always enjoyed a good novel. Another of his favourite pastimes was listening to the Big Band music of the 1930s and 40s on his radio. Always seeming to be in excellent health up until very recently, it has been a miss not to see him riding his bicycle or his daily walks with his wife around the settlement. He is gone but will not be forgotten. Burial services and internment were on June 19th at the Cherokee Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Margaret, one daughter Irene Doughty and her husband Evan of Charlotte, North Carolina, and one sister Nettie Rol residing in Holland. May he rest in peace.School NewsThe students had a very successful car wash on June 12 and they were able to take advantage of the Texaco tent which had been left up after another function as it helped to give them some much needed shade. There was a good turn-out and the school raised $210 towards their new tile floor. Headmistress Michelle Lowe says it was such a big success with most of the kids pitching in to help that they may have another one later on in the year.Drought Still Holding OutMaybe other parts of Abaco are getting rain, but we arent getting any of it here. Since April 29th we have experienced four days of rain totaling 1.18 inches. Over the same period last year we had over 12 inches of rain. Things cant get much dryer, at least, lets hope not.Summer VisitorsIn Cherokee when summer comes and school is out, thats when the visitors come, and this year is not an exception. Aunts and uncles, nephews and nieces, grandparents, grandchildren, cousins and friends. The temperature is H-O-T and the water is cool so everyone heads for the Long Dock at every high tide. Cherokee really is the place to be.Moores IslandThe students of the Moores Island All Age School have made outstanding records in sports competitions recently.Track Medals EarnedBy Coach Pastor Anthony Williams The Moores Island Exterminator Track Club traveled to Freeport, Grand Bahama, on June 3-6 where they participated in the Golden Eagles Track Classic. A team of 10 members included the following particiSouth Abaco NewsThis large amberjack was caught by Randy and Michael Sawyer of Cherokee Sound on June 6. It weighted 110 pounds and was 5.5 feet long, a real beauty. Please see South Page 5 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 beachfront pub By car Combine with a visit to historic Cherokee By boat Combine with a snorkle trip to nearby Pelican Cay Park

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5Stone McEwan and ThunderDont Touch It If You Cant Handle ItDJ Scar Face Hip Hop The Conch Crawl Presents Summer Nights under the Stars with the StarsRonnie Butler Concert July 17The Conch CrawlOpen seven days a week Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Tuesday night Italian anight All you can eat $14 per person Wednesday night Chinese buffet night all you can eat $19.50 per person Live music by the Impact Band Saturday night Buffet with chicken, fish or ribs for the low low price of only $16 per person Stone McEwan & Thunder every Thurs. Fri. Sat. and Sun. nights 8 p.m. to MidnightBurma RoadLooking Pretty and SmilingAge Aint Nothing but a NumberGates open 7 p.m. Show time 10 p.m. Admission $20 per personFree CDs for the first 10 couples Dinner for two for the lucky ticket Raffle drawing at midnightYou dont want to miss this one! Also appearingAll Your Favorite Songs A Unisex SalonOfra Cosmetics Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza 367-3623 pants: Under 17 boys Marcell Tousaint Under 13 boys Peron Davis and Antoin Davis Under 10 boys Elroy McBride Under 10 girls Jermeka McBride, Prestina Knowles, Alicia Ronard, Sasha Davis and Shandria Stuart Under 13 girls Franchester McBride They won a total of four medals SouthFrom Page 4 More South Abaco NewsUnder 13 girls 800 m silver medal won by Franchester McBride Under 13 boys 800 m Gold medal won by Antoin Davis Under 10 boys 100 m Bronze medal won by Elroy McBride Under 10 girls 4x100 Relay Silver medal Their coach, Pastor Anthony Williams, and the First Lady of Soul Seeking Ministry, Ms. Vera Williams, accompanied them.Junior Basketball Team CompetedBy Utlas McBride The Moores Island Stingray Basketball team traveled to the Berry Islands on April 28-30 where they played in a junior basketball tournament. It was a best of five games competition. The Stingrays won the championship with three games to one for the home team. Traveling with the eightmember team were head coach, Mr. Utlas McBride, and Assistant Coach, Mr. Deno Hield. Members of the team were Latario Swain, forward; Deangelo Pierrelousie; center; Dencil McBride, guard; Andrain Davis, guard; Roddeno Davis, small forward; Trevon Green, guard; Ramardo Knowles, forward; Delorenzo Simms, small forward. Latario Swain made 25 rebounds in four games and 18 block shots. Delorenzo Simms was named most valuable player. The team won five trophies plus the floating trophy during the Berry Island Youth Month. The Moores Island Stingray Basketball Team traveled to the Berry Islands where they won the best of five games competition. They are coached by Mr. Utlas McBride and assistant coach Mr. Deno Hield. The Abaconian Is on the InternetThe Abaconian is now online just the way you see it printed. It can be seen at www.abaconian.com. The site is not finished yet but readers can open the current issue as well as several back issues. We expect to put more back issues on the site in the future. All ads which have web sites and e-mail addresses are hyperlinked. Readers can click on the advertisers web address and go directly to their Internet site. The Abaconian is in PDF format and can be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader. If someone does not have that program, it can be downloaded by clicking on the home page to get the free program. For anyone with DSL or cable connections, the paper can be downloaded in less than a minute. Putting The Abaconian on the internet provides opportunities for our advertisers to expand their marketing to reach more potential customers. It will be a way for Abaco to be presented to an even greater number of potential visitors.

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Page 6 The Abaconian July 1, 2004 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 BLAST Central Abaco NewsDonations Help SchoolChief Councillor Cay Mills presented a donation of sports equipment to Every Child Counts School. The donation of basketballs, volleyballs and a volley ball net was made possible by Mr. W. D. Willert, President of Home Products in St Louis Missouri. Mr. Mills also presented a basketball, volleyball and volleyball net to Mr. Gary Smith, Superintendent of Customs, for use by the youth of St Andrews Methodist Church Dundas Town..Clinic Is AppreciatedThe Dundas Town Clinic has been doing a great service as persons eagerly come every Tuesday and Thursday. A nurse is on duty on Tuesdays and a doctor and nurse is on duty on Thursdays..Travel Agency OpensBy Isobel Sherman Sun and Fun Travel opened its doors officially on June 14. It is located next to the BAIC office in Marsh Harbour and is owned by Linda Simms of Murphy Town. It is possible to make arrangements for domestic and international travel with Sun and Fun. U.S. mailboxes are available as well as a cargo service bringing packages form the United States to Marsh Harbour. In addition, Sun and Fun is offering sightseeing tours of places on Abaco as well as deep-sea fishing and bone fishing. Tours must be booked a day in advance with a minimum of four persons and offers full day tours as well as half day tours. Ms. Simms said special travel packages would be available as well a group rates. Sun and Fun ravel can be contacted at367-0253.Accident Burns VictimBy Isobel Sherman In the afternoon of June 26 Charles Fernander, age 25, of Dundas Town was repairing a Cable Bahamas cable on a utility pole at Pinewood Nursery when he accidently made contact with a high voltage wire. Apparently the electrical path was from his elbow and out through his stomach. The shock knocked him from the ladder. He was rushed to the government clinic in Marsh Harbour and then airlifted to Nassau where he remains in critical condition. He has severe burns about his body from the shock. His recovery will be lengthy.Restaurant Is AwardedBy Isobel Sherman The American Automobile Association has awarded a Diamond Award for 2004 to the Hummingbird Restaurant in Marsh Harbour. Unbeknownst to the restaurant persons from the AAA had a meal at the restaurant. According to manager Barbara Simmons, the owners of the Hummingbird were surprised when the award was sent because they did not even know AAA had been into the restaurant. This is a prestigious award as members of the American Automobile Association will see the Hummingbird recommended as a place to eat when their members travel to Abaco as it will be listed in the travel releases prepared for AAA members. Barbara Simmons owns the Hummingbird along with Jim and Julie Cates. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch daily with dinner served every night except Tuesday. The Hummingbird is attracting residents and tourists alike with its good food and friendly and prompt service.New Airline PolicyBy Isobel Sherman As of July 5 all airline reservations in The Bahamas must be with a purchased ticket. Reservations cannot be made and a tacket purchased later. That means that, for example, if someone makes a reservation on July 5 to travel to fly on August 30 that person must pay for the ticket on July 5. A penalty must be paid for changing the ticket. There is a refund penalty if a refund for a ticket is requested. This policy will be in effect for all travel agencies in The Bahamas. According to a spokesperson at A & W Travel, persons who make reservations on some airlines in advance will now have to pay for the ticket the day they make the reservation.Bible SchoolBy Isobel Sherman Power Builders Vacation Bible School will be at Abaco Central High School on Monday through Friday each week through the month of July. Under the theme Value Seekers and Servant Leaders Phillipa Farrington will organize the school from 10 a.m 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided every day except Thursdays. Cost per child is $25 per week. The school is open to all children ages 9-13. Contact Ms. Farrington at 367-2334 or go to the school to register.Outboard Shop Captures Top AwardBy Portia Jonsson Earlier this year the Outboard Shop was awarded the 2003 Recognition Award for the Mr. Paul Wujack and Dr. Daniel Wujack have been quite generous in their donations to Central Abaco. Mr. Paul Wujack has previously donated funds from the W.J. Private Foundation for the repair of the Dundas Town Fire Truck. More recently Dr. Daniel Wujack donated $10,000 for medicines to stock the Mary Cornish Clinic in Dundas Town. The medicines should arrive later this month. Shown above are the brothers with Cay Mills, Chief Councillor for the Central Abaco District. Mr. Mills is currently seeking a donation of a EKG machine and an x-ray machine for the clinic. Please see Central Page 7

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 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 More Central Abaco NewsBest Performance in Evinrude and Johnson Outboard Engine Sales, Parts and Accessories Sales and Dealer Network in the Latin American and Caribbean region. The presentation was made at an awards ceremony held at the Bombardier Test Center in Stuart, Florida, and was accepted by Mr. John Robertshaw, owner of the Outboard Shop. Last year the Outboard Shop sold a total of 190 engines throughout Abaco and other islands including Grand Bahama, Long Island, Exuma and the Berry Islands. Depending on the engine size, the cost can range from $651 for a 3 hp engine up to $14,771 for a 250 hp engine. There are 96 different models available from 3 hp to 250 hp with 2 stroke, 4 stroke or direct injection. The Outboard Shop has been in business for over 20 years and currently employs three full time workers. The shop carries out minor repairs on boats, engine installation and repairs. Dolphin Marine is a sister shop in Green Turtle Cay. The Outboard Shop is also the proud recipient of the Best Sales Performance 2002 Award for Most Engines Sold.Churches Benefit from Generous VisitorSeveral churches in Dundas Town and Murphy Town received Fathers Day gifts from Cay Mills on behalf of W. D. Willert of Home Products of St Louis, Missouri. Bishop Henfield of Grace Baptists Church is shown here accepting a SURE cordless microphone as well a CFX 16 Sound reinforcement mixer. Pastor Alex Archer of Church of the Latterain in Dundas Town received a SURE cordless microphone. Pastor Junior Williams of Bethany Church in Murphy Town received a SURE cordless microphone and a CFX 16 sound reinforcement mixer with EFX. Mr. Mills said that Mr. Willert makes donations every two years to churches to aid in their ministries and in the words of Mr. Mills to attract more souls to Christ.Fitness Gym OpensBy Portia Jonsson Fitness Commitment Training Centre (Fitco) is now open for business. The fitness centre, located in the Memorial Plaza, opened its doors on June 1st under the new ownership of Mr. Randy Key. Fitco offers many different fitness equipment to target all your problem areas such as the cardio machine, treadmill, leg press, free weights and bar weights, vertical ab, vertical bench, lat pull, leg curl and leg extension. Membership prices are $5 for one-day drop in, $20 for the week and $59 for the month. There is also a one month student special of $35. Discounted memberships for three months, six months and one year are available as well. Gym hours are 6 a.m.-10 a.m. and 3 p.m.-8 p.m. CentralFrom Page 6 Monday to Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday.Business Hours ChangedBy Jennifer Hudson Please note that the Cancer Society Thrift AMood PainterSonia IsaacsRoyal Harbour Village in Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0137 www.theconchpearl.com Bold and alive colours typify Sonias work. As a mood painter, Sonia blends skill with versatility, making a statement by blending colours and textures to celebrate the diversity of the many cultures of the Bahamas. Sonia has a BAin Fine Arts from Art College in Boston, Massachusetts and is the first Bahamian woman to host a one-woman exhibition in the United States. Exclusively on Abaco at Conch Pearl GalleriesThe Outboard Shop in Marsh Harbour was honored for having the best sales of Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines in the Latin American and Caribbean area. Pictured are Calvin Pinder and Jason Lowe from the Outboard Shop proudly showing off their awards for Best Sales of Engines for the years 2002 and 2003. Store will be closing at 12 noon in future instead of 1 p.m. The store which is located at the Marsh Harbour Public Library will be open each Saturday from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. New selections of clothing and housewares can be found each week at bargain prices. Donations of items in good condition are welcomed and may be brought to the Thrift Store during opening hours or left at the Greater Abaco Dental Clinic on Don MacKay Boulevard. during weekly office hours. Your support is appreciated. Mr. Emory Curry took the oath of office as a Councillor representing the Marsh Harbour Town Committee to the Central Abaco Council. Officiating is Senior Administrator Mr. Alexander Williams. 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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Page 8 The Abaconian July 1, 2004 The Editor Says . Our Unmatched Abaco SoundThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Stephanie Humblestone, Portia Jonsson, Isobel Sherman Contributors: Utlas McBride, Lee Pinder, T.J. Stubbs, Anthony Williams Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abacos most compete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) FA181,PMB620 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 TownBy Isobel ShermanOn the WebWhen I have the time, I like to surf the web. I do not do it as often as I used to due to time limitations but for the fun I went online to Google search engine. Then I typed in Abaco, Bahamas, just to see how many sites for Abaco would be up in cyberspace. My curiosity had been peeked when Barbara Simmons of The Hummingbird Restaurant told me they would be having a web site and when I read the Abaconian was on the web. Before you read the next sentence of this article, why dont you make a mental guess of exactly how many sites in cyber space are Abaco, Bahamas. According to Google there are 99,800 sites for Abaco, Bahamas. I scrolled through some of the suggested sites and made a short list, a very short list, of web sites for Abaco, Bahamas. Here are just a few of the available sites on the web: www.oii.net/mowcam, www.abacolife.com, greenturtleclub.com, abacoresort.com, abacocharters.com, bahamasguide.com, abacovacations.com bahamasgateway.com/abaco, goabacos.com, abacoinfo.com, hopetown.com and abaco-bahamas.com. Believe me there are plenty of other sites up there about Abaco, Bahamas. Many hotels, cottages, boat rentals, dive operations, newspapers, magazines and businesses have web sites. Even Abaco Central High School has a web page. So this summer if you have some time and the luxury of air conditioning, go online and search the web for the Abaco, Bahamas, and see for yourself what is out there. Fifty six miles from Florida lies the shallow Little Bahama Bank extending from West End on Grand Bahama to Little Harbour on Abaco about 180 miles of protected cruising grounds. About 80 miles of this sound is snuggled between Abaco and its offshore barrier islands. It varies between three to five miles wide, 10 15 feet deep and sheltered between the main island of Abaco and the barrier islands. Added to the charm of our shallow water are the assorted settlements dotting the sound on Abaco and the barrier islands. Before we venture further, let us clarify the shallow water part. A quick glance at the color-coded charts in the Cruising Guide to Abaco shows very few areas less than one fathom or six feet deep and most of those are next to shore. Within this boating area there are very few hazardous reefs, shoals or rocks and these are well marked on the charts. Most navigation within this extended boating area is by eye once a basic course is set. People enjoy the water but at the end of the day it is comforting to be in a protected harbour, at a dock or in your house. Abaco abounds in snug harbours, marinas and waterfront properties with useful and protected dockage. The transplanted settlers arriving here in the late 1700s were quick to establish their settlements in locations with protected anchorages. Their decisions made over 200 years ago have stood the test of time and are thriving communities today. Those who live here do not think of the Abaco Sound as a playground but view it as a mild barrier between settlements. However, it is this sound that adds so much to the Abaco experience and lifestyle. To get to the settlements on the barrier islands you either take a scheduled ferry, use your own boat or use a rental boat. Using a boat or riding in someone elses boat becomes routine. How many places are there where using a boat is a routine experience. This boating appeal carries over to many of our second homeowners. Owning a boat here is far different from owning a boat most anywhere in the United States. A boat in the States is often an expensive status symbol sitting on a trailer in a driveway or perhaps on a rack in a distant boatyard. Actually using the boat there can become quite an exercise. Compare that to a boat docked here in front of your house ready to take you to lunch or dinner. It may be safe in a boat yard during the owners absence but is at his dock on his arrival. Now the status symbol becomes a necessity. It is estimated that Abaco has more rental boats than rental cars as many of the guests renting houses on the cays want the convenience and pleasure of having their own boat during their visit. Our trips to the States are expanded with a rental car. Our visitors here accomplish the same mobility with a boat. The boat is a necessity, not a luxury item. In another vein, we have more marinas, boat yards and storage yards than the other Bahamian islands. All these facilities owe their existence to the appeal of the Abaco Sound. The water brings the boats and boats require service. Stop and think about the number of waterfront restaurants scattered about Abaco. Some of them merely have a waterfront view while others provide dockage for their patrons. Our waterway wins again. Abaco has more annual fishing tournaments than any other island 14 at last count. The ardent fishermen are minutes from deep water fishing grounds from any marina in the area. Whether resident or visitor, their home dock or anchorage waits in sheltered waters only minutes away after a day at sea. The many fishing tournaments here provide an event for our upscale and affluent boaters to justify coming here from Florida enjoying their boat while getting the thrill of ocean sportfishing. A similar scenario is the Regatta Time in Abaco sailboat race series catering to sailboats instead of sport fishermen. The sound and the settlements host 60 or more sailboats which work their way through Central Abaco enjoying all we have to offer. Clubs and boating organizations use our area for group activities. It is safe for novices, provides diverse boating opportunities and is close to Florida. The Florida boat yards are building and selling boats faster than dockage can be found. Many Florida marinas are being bought and converted to condominiums, perhaps with a few dock slips for those willing to pay the price. This situation presents a wonderful growth area for us and the Bahamas in general. The Florida boating facilities are becoming saturated and Abaco is a natural expansion area for many of these boat owners. Being a boaters paradise does not mean long ocean passages for our visitors. We are only 8 12 hours from Florida by most power boats or two comfortable sailing days from the Florida coast. A bonus for the boaters is the one hour air connection between here and Florida allowing commuters to enjoy a slow pace with their boat while only an hour from their fast paced Florida lifestyle. We are at a disadvantage when it comes to accommodating the mega-yachts. Abaco has few places that could be developed for these huge boats but as yet there are no facilities to accommodate them. Snake Cay could be renovated and will accept 10 12 foot draft boats. The new channel into Marsh Harbours commercial dock will accommodate 12 feet at low water but there is presently no facility nearby to berth large pleasure boats. The Bahamas is selling sand, sun and sea. Most of the countrys islands can brag equally about their sun and sand. When it comes to selling the sea, Abaco has a distinct advantage. We offer protection, no ocean passages and minimal marine hazards. Nassau has casinos, beaches and the Atlantis resort. Freeport has beaches and casinos. The other Family Islands are further away and less developed than Abaco. Our beaches are as remote as any others, yet are only minutes from civilization. The Abaco Sound can not be matched and may be our greatest asset.Dave Ralph

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9Letters to the EditorReply to Sad in AbacoDear Sad in Abaco After serving on a board in Central Abaco for five years and recently as a Town Committee member, I have come to understand the inner workings of local government and its pros and cons. It has been both an eye opener and a privilege. I would like to see all responsible Bahamians each take a turn at volunteering (yes, volunteering) their time on a board so that everyone could understand that being a member does not constitute a one hour meeting once a month but countless hours of inspections, research and consultation and still without being able to please everyone. As for the approval of the replacement of a dock at the upper end of the Eastern Shore bay, approval was granted pending 1. proof of ownership 2. distance from the boundary 3. proof of stamp tax being paid. One of the main reasons people pay high prices for water front land is to provide docks for their renters and themselves. As you will notice 95 percent of the docks on Eastern Shores are on the southeast side of the peninsula for the simple reasons. 1. It is the more protected side in most wind conditions, therefore, less repair and replacement of the dock 2. By keeping all the docks on one side, we have preserved a wonderful, unobstructed view of all the cays and passages from Matt Lowes to Whale Cay 3. The many shallow bars and small shoals (habitats for conch, turbots and grunts) to remain undisturbed on the north side. The southeast side has a sandy bottom that is constantly changing and also a fairly busy boating channel I have been told what Abaco was like 50 years ago and I think we can all agree that Abaco and Abaconians have progressed by adapting to both progress and technology and still without change of character or integrity. We cannot please every individual but we try to do our best for the community as a whole. Dale Hill Chairman Port Authority Town Committee member Report to The AbaconianDear Friends, I would like to take this time to thank those individuals and companies who have donated to the Crime Watch program again this year. Particular mention and thanks to the Marsh Harbour Boat Parade for their donation of $2,500. I am hopeful that your donations and our efforts are not in vain, and the end result may be a life saved. Attached is a financial statement for the period March 2003 February 2004 for your review:Income:Donations: $16,156.00Expenses:Labour $12,600.00 Promotional material (Shirts) $730.00 Gas/Oil/Vehicle maintenance $3,811.00 Donation to M.H. Police Department $500.00 Net income (loss) for year ($1,485.00) Sincerely yours, Randy KeyCitizens Against CrimeEditors Note: Mr. Key and his committee are providing an excellent service to the community, helping to keep our crime rate down. We encourage the Central Abaco community to support the group with donations. By T.J. Stubbs I recently went to the final day of the Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament. It was a thrill! The idea to have a fishing tournament came about in 1984 by Ludwig Meister, owner of Treasure Cay Resort. At this time there was not a tournament anywhere on Abaco. Mr. Ludwig had a passion for fishing and helping to advance the economy of Treasure Cay. He started his own tournament with just five boats, two of which belonged to him. His passion and determination were the motivating force in what we now see 20 years later. After Mr. Meisters first tournament, the idea flourished and the number of participants grew each year. He then passed the torch to his son, Robert Meister in 1991 who took over the official duties of hosting the fishing tournaments. Robert Meister also has a passion for fishing and for advancing the economy. Now this year marked the 21st anniversary of the tournament. With the tournament growing steadily, I can honestly say that Treasure Cay will constantly remain on the map as one of premier game fishing destinations in the world. Mr. Robert Meister had this to say about the tournament, The excitement and expectations grow each year along with the tournament. When I asked him what he had meant by that, he laughed and his response was, Every year the energy and the vibes are totally different from that of the years past. As we continued to discuss the tournament and the success it has been having over the past 20 years, Mr. Miester credits much of the success to the staff as he does the participants. He continued, We have excellent staff and without them we could not run efficiently. Readers would like to know what impact this tournament has had on Treasure Cay and Abaco. In a very candid response he said, Look around at the mass movement of people throughout the settlement and the island who not only came for the tournament but also because of the beauty of the island. The tournament has boosted the economy by helping stores, car and golf cart rental companies and maid services. You can really say that during the fishing tournament season we have always seen a great economic increase. Every year the tournament host company makes great financial donations to charities such as Treasure Cay Primary School and BASRA. This tournament and its host company have been making financial support to charities of over $50,000 dollars as well as it gives many jobs to locals here in Abaco. Economy wise this tournament has not only exposed Treasure Cay but it has also helped the islands of Abaco by helping to boosts the economy throughout the island. The tournament produces a magazine that actually gives both local and international businesses exposure which inform visitors on what the island has to offer. It gives them a chance for dining at local restaurants and visiting some of the other local businesses. Mr. Robert Meister said that the only downside of the competition is There are not enough Bahamian participants. One of the reasons is that they have the opportunity to fish all year round compared to those who only come over for the tournament. He would like to expose some of the Bahamian fishing skills to the fishing tournaments. There has been only one Bahamian boat that has entered and that was about four years ago. As productive and successful as the tournaments have been over the years, Robert Meister said there are still someSpotlight Is on the Treasure Cay Billfish TournamentWhen in New Plymouth, dont miss the Capt. Roland Roberts House Environmental Center where the public is welcome Monday through Saturday to learn about coral reefs and the history of this classic restored 1840s Bahamian two-story house. The center is operated by volunteer docents and managed by Reef Relief, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting coral reefs. The Capt. Roland Roberts House Environmental Center features displays on the house before and after restoration, information about the Roberts family, a video classroom with displays on coral reefs, mangroves and sea grasses and a childrens activity room with the exhibits from the recent Science Fair held in cooperation with Amy Roberts School. It was organized by 6th grade teacher Maria Schreck and the exhibits cover topics such as recycling, ocean currents, conch, sea stars and shells. Upstairs is a marine library with displays on the Reef Mooring Buoy Program, the Coral Nursery at No-name Cay, coral polyps and tips for diving, boating and fishing. Reef Relief has installed and maintains a system of 18 buoys at popular local reefs that eliminate the need to drop anchor on the fragile coral. In early June Carter Sarrett, a high school student from Alpharetta, Georgia, interned with Reef Relief founder Craig Quirolo to inspect and replace all missing mooring buoys so that they would be available for summer boaters. Unfortunately, a few days later, five of the buoys were intentionally cut and are not available for use. It is against the law to molest the buoys which are the property of the New Plymouth Town Council and maintained by Reef Relief as a public service with the support of the Green Turtle Cay Foundation, West Marine Products, and Abaco Yacht Services. Katie Olds, a second-year student at Florida Atlantic University, is currently assisting Quirolo in an Abaco survey of elkhorn coral reefs. The survey is designed to determine the extent of this coral, which has recently been listed for inclusion on the Endangered Species List. Elkhorn grows only in the Caribbean and thrives in the shallow surge zone of the reef. Elkhorn populations in the Florida Keys have been decimated by a disease called white pox, associated with a common bacteria found in sewage. The study will determine if any Abaco corals are being infected with this or any other diseases. During the past year the team of docents who give tours of the facility have included Abaco residents Sally Anstey, Jackie Patrick, Martha Johnson and boaters Phyllis and Larry Livesey, Roger Bunker and Lana and Buddy Williams. Local resident Mandy Roberts created a beautiful sign for the entrance and many others have helped establish the popular facility. Pat Green donated an air conditioner and computer and Coralwave provides wireless internet services. During the summer months volunteers from the States donate their time to be docents for weeks at a time and are lodged in the original kitchen at the rear of the main house. Donnie and Heidi Golightly, Geoff Schrader, and Suzanne Van Port each scheduled several weeks as docents. Volunteers are always welcome. To get involved, visit the Capt. Roland Roberts House Environmental Center, call 242-3654014 or email reefrelief@bellsouth.net.Volunteers and Supporters Help Protect Abacos Coral Reefs Please see Tournament Page16 Why. .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. Phone and electric company changes Fishing, boating & sporting activities Immigration, taxes or duty changes Changes to laws and regulations Resort & hotel development Actions by local government Changes in airline service New business ventures Community eventsSubscribe TodayMay 2004Subscribe to The AbaconianName Address Address City St. Postal code +USA or E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 4 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface US$105 Austrailia Surface Mail to: FR181 PMB620, 8902 N Military Trail Palm Beach Garden, FL 33410 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below

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Page 10 The Abaconian July 1, 2004 ABACO ESTATE SERVICES REAL ESTATE SALES Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco TEL: 242-365-8752 E-mail: info@abacoestateservices.com Sales Team of Ed & Cindy NewellPlease contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco. TREASURE CAY:"Tigh-Na-Mara": Classic fully furnished 7 bedroom, 7.5 bath beachfront home, 3 storeys, 7,400 sq. ft. Pool and chipping green. Spectacular ocean views. O Offered at $ $1,550,000.BAHAMA PALM SHORES: "Seclusion": Newly built superior quality 1,820 sq. ft. home, tastefully furnished, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, garage, central A/C, outdoor Jacuzzi, many extras, close to beach. $ $339,000. LEISURE LEE:"Beach Reach": 2,030 sq, ft. beachfront 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Fully furnished,tastefully decorated. Immaculately maintained, panoramic sea views, many extras. O Offered at $699,000. Canalfront Home: 1,400 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, at end of finger canal, fully furnished, ceramic tiled, central A/C, Canal seawall and dock installed, close to sandy beach. $ $358,000. Canal Lot: Choice canal lot, fully sea-walled, dock, boat lift and utilities installed $ $145,000. Canal Lot: Excellent canal lot with 90' canal frontage on main waterway. $ $86,000. Beachfront Lots: in Leisure Lee/Joe's Creek, overlooking Sea of Abaco. S Starting at $240,000. Members Bahamas Real Estate Association www.abacoestateservices.com We Exceed Client Expectations! C & A VC & A V C & A VC & A V C & A V ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft DrinksTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNOW SELLINGNOW SELLING NOW SELLINGNOW SELLING NOW SELLING Gatorade V8 Splash Bluebird Smoothies Bottled Water Malts and Canned Sodasmade the cutGreat Guana CayThe contract has been signed for improving the government dock on Guana Cay. Work should commence within a month. The contract was awarded to Abaco Tug and Transport which will replace a few piling, put in new stringers and replace all the decking. The dock will be widened to 20 feet for its entire length. It is now 10 feet for most of its length with he portion close to shore widening out to 20 feet toward the end. Abaco Tug and Transport will also do necessary dredging to make the dock accessible for fright boats and ferry boats.Green Turtle CayWedding Bells RingThe wedding of Ashley Marie Cash and Matthew Brandon Driggers was celebrated on June 19 at New Plymouth Gospel Chapel in Green Turtle Cay. Ashley is the daughter of Wade and Martha Cash and sister of Adam of Green Turtle Cay. Matthew is the son of Jody and Alicia Driggers of Tarrytown, Georgia. Ashley is a 2000 graduate of Forest Heights Academy and is presently attending Valdosta State University in Georgia where she met her husband, Matthew, also a student there. His parents along with 25 of their family members and friends attended the wedding, visiting The Bahamas for the first time. Ashley was beautiful in a full length satin A-line strapless dress. She carried a bouquet of yellow and pink roses with stephanotis. Her maid-of-honour and three bridesmaids wore strapless tea-length satin dresses in periwinkle and carried bouquets of roses and hydrangeas, all bouquets adorned with miniature butterflies. Matthews dad Jody was best man and Brooke Buffngton, Ashleys and Matts college friend, was maid-of-honour. Matthews cousin Kyleigh was the flower girl and Ashleys two-year-old cousin Ethan was ring bearer. The moving ceremony was preformed by Ashleys Uncle Gurth Roberts and Evangelist Tom Roberts of Nassau. Included in the ceremony was the presentation to Matthew of his late Grandfather Puff Driggers cherished wedding band. A reception was held at the ocean front home on Green Turtle Cay owned by George and Molly Greene of Charleston, South Carolina. News of the CaysMrs. Carrie Cash of Hope Town has been teaching children how to swim for 19 years. This year she is offering lessons at the Hope Town Harbour Lodges pool two mornings a week. The one hour lessons begin at 9:45 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for $5 per lesson and will run through the end of July. Mrs. Cash, also in charge of the Hope Town community pool, said that competitive swimming between the schools and water aerobics will be held at the community pool as soon as it opens. Mrs. Jane Engel is assisting Mrs. Cash with the swimming lessons. Please see Cays Page 11 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Driggers Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsBoaters Paradise still available on the pristine Sea of Abaco. All ocean front lots are under contract, however the Sea of Abaco still awaits with its perfect deep water dock on parcel 5, as well as the ideal island cottage. Parcel 4 is a magnificent lot, deep water for a dock, as well as beautiful property for a custom home or cottage. The best beach on Elbow Cay with its long winding white sand shores is just a short walk away. Beach access is provided to the north of parcel 3. Call today to schedule an appointment to view this one of a kind property on Elbow Cay.Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsLocated at One Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, BahamasContact Chris Thompson or Greg Roberts(242) 366-0216 phone (242) 366-0223 faxVisit our website for additional listings at www.elbow-cay.com Sea To Sea Estate Property This Property is Shown by Appointment Only and is Offered Exclusively by SOLDSOLD SOLD

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 TEL: 242-365-8752 E-mail: info@abacoestateservices.comr TREASURE CAY:"Tigh-Na-Mara": Offered at$1,550,000.BAHAMA PALM SHORES: "Seclusion": $339,000. LEISURE LEE:"Beach Reach": Offered at $699,000. Canalfront Home: $358,000. Canal Lot: $145,000. Canal Lot: $86,000. Beachfront Lots: Starting at $240,000.t e www.abacoestateservices.com 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 Ashley and Matthew honeymooned at Atlantis on Paradise Island, Nassau. The Driggers will reside in Valdosta, Georgia, where they will finish their college studies.Plane Crash Claims Second Home OwnerA plane crash in Fort Lauderdale claimed the lives of two people and left another badly injured. They were returning to Florida from a trip to Green Turtle Cay. Mr. Paul Butler was piloting the plane when it crashed killing him and his sons girl friend. His son, Todd Butler is hospitalized in critical condition. Mr. Butler and his wife Gail Butler had recently purchased a home on Green Turtle Cay and had been coming to Abaco for many years.Hope TownAn Unusual Wedding CeremonyBy Jennifer Hudson More and more couples are coming to the shores of Abaco as their wedding destiCaysFrom Page 10 More News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 22 nation of choice and ceremonies range from large, formal church events to informal and intimate island-style gatherings on the beach. On June 28th a wedding ceremony took place in Hope Town which is probably a first for Abaco. Tushara Bindu Gude was joined in marriage to Michael Harrington in a Hindu ceremony in the garden of Ekali, a private residence facing the harbour. Officiating were Acharya, Srinivas Vedala, who performed the Hindu ceremony and J.P. Vernon Malone, who performed the Christian ceremony which together lasted approximately two hours. Prior to the ceremony the guests were entertained by violinist Jennifer Hudson playing songs specially selected by the bride and groom before the bride made her entrance to The Flower Song from Lakme by Delibes. The groom wore a traditional tuxedo while the bride wore a magnificent Indian sari heavily encrusted with beads and mirror work. The ceremony took place beneath a gazebo beautifully decorated with palms and floral arrangements by Mrs. Bonnie Hall of Hope Town Weddings who coordinated the event. The gazebo signified a pavilion, as a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony takes place in a tent like pavilion representing the universe. Throughout this intricate and symbolic ceremony involving fifteen stages, a curtain was held between the bride and groom by the brides brother and a member of the grooms family so that they were prevented from seeing each other until the sacred knot was tied. The brides father on giving away the bride requested the bridegroom to accept his daughter as his wife and to promise life long commitment and treat her as an equal partner in all walks of his life. At the actual moment of marriage, while the priest chanted hymns, the groom placed the red Sindhur (mark) on the brides forehead symbolizing wedlock. The curtain was then removed and the bridegroom tied a necklace of wedding medallions around the brides neck. They then poured rice on each others heads and exchanged garlands and the priest symbolically tied the ends of their upper garments together in a sacred knot. The bride and groom took seven steps around the symbolic fire. This step isOpen DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed Sundays MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Lots of room Self bailing Center consol OptiMax 1.5L 115 90 75 3.0L 200 225Combining the best of both the 2 and 4-stroke worlds, the new 1.5 liter OptiMax delivers low-emmissions technology with 2-stroke performance. Up to 45% better fuel economy. Lighter than 4-strokes See our new Mimsa fishermans hull avbailable in 14, 22 & 25 models A dry comfortable ride in 22 ft. with a 75hp or 90 hp engine.Special Pricing f Special Pricing f Special Pricing f Special Pricing f Special Pricing f or Fisher or Fisher or Fisher or Fisher or Fisher menmen menmen men22 ft. Mimsa powered by 115HP 4 stroke Full line ofDive Compressorsand parts Commonwealth Bank Financing Available

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Page 12 The Abaconian July 1, 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 Scheduled flights between: Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay to Ft. Pierce/Vero Beach Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay to Ft. Lauderdale More than 30 scheduled flights into Ft. Lauderdale International Airport and the Florida Treasure Coast from Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay. By Stephanie Humblestone It is costly and inconvenient to obtain a photo ID Bahamian drivers license now that Marsh Harbour and Coopers Town Road Traffic Departments no longer provide this service. Marsh Harbour is waiting for a printer to come from Nassau, the old one having given up the ghost about six months ago. Coopers Town has a computer but no printer and appears to have no plans to get one. A representative at Marsh Harbour Road Traffic stated that they are expecting a printer but not sure when. In the meantime an applicant may have his/her photograph taken, information logged on to the computer and name added to the page list and then dependent on load and dependent on when the printer comes the photo ID license will be issued in due course. For many students going away to colleges and universities this coming academic year these are too many dependents and due course is a bit too nebulous. To be on the safe side, some opt to go directly to Road Traffic in Nassau. Although the old fashioned Bahamian handwritten license is valid abroad, it is likely to be frowned on because it has no identifying photograph. It is an added concern which the departing student does not need. A return day trip to Nassau from Marsh Harbour on Bahamasair is $132. Added to this is a taxi fare from the Nassau airport to the Road Traffic Department on Thompson Boulevard. However, it does not stop there. A firsttime license holder must check in first at Road Traffic before being sent to another office to the north which verifies handwritten drivers licenses from the Family Islands. The two departments are not in walking distance, especially in the summer heat and humidity. Thus, another taxi is called for. From here it is back to Road Traffic building for the photograph to be taken. Already weary, hot, frustrated and upset by the seemingly endless flow of taxi charges, the photo ID license is issued for a fee of $50. Knowing the tardiness of bureaucratic offices, the traveler would more than likely have taken the early flight from Marsh Harbour and thus may have missed breakfast. Thompson Boulevard is not exactly overflowing with restaurants. This means another taxi downtown or out west which is another added expense. After brunch and a conservative $300No Photo IDs on Drivers Licences on Abaco Center Console with T-Top 2 Dive Platforms with Swim Ladder VHF Depth Finder Igloo Cooler 2 Anchors Full Safety Equipment Offers the Smooth and Ultra Dry Ride of the MERCPANGA HullP.O. Box AB-22995 Man-O-War Cay Abaco Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6008 Fax: (242) 365-6151 e-mail: mowmarina@hotmail.com later, it is time to take another taxi to the airport for the last flight home after an expensive and time consuming, but hopefully successful, exercise. 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.

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

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Page 14 The Abaconian July 1, 2004 CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front Regatta Time!Live MusicLive Music Open Monday Saturday Lunch 11:30am -3:00pm Dinner 6:00pm 9:00pm SapodillysSponsored by Bristol CellarsEvery Friday Happy Hour 2 for 1 Highballs FREE Fritters!Ph: 367-3498 VHF 16Wednesday July 7thRegatta PartyRegatta Party Regatta PartyRegatta Party Regatta Party8pm 10pmRum & Mixers $2.00 Rum & Mixers $2.00 Rum & Mixers $2.00 Rum & Mixers $2.00 Rum & Mixers $2.00Thursday July 8thParty goes on..... Party goes on..... Party goes on..... Party goes on..... Party goes on.....8pm 10pm$2.00 for House Drinks $2.00 for House Drinks $2.00 for House Drinks $2.00 for House Drinks $2.00 for House DrinksLive MusicStudent Receives ScholarshipErvin Joseph, Marsh Harbour, a member of the graduating class of Abaco Central received word that he has been awarded a Lyford Cay Scholarship for vocational training. Ervin, who was given the most improved student award, will be attending Miami Dade Community College in September. Also receiving a Lyford Cay scholarship is Mario Sawyer of Dundas Town who graduated in 2003 and is attending ATI Institute in Fort Lauderdale. School News Please see School Page 15Agape Christian SchoolGraduation and Prize GivingBy Isobel Sherman On June 18 Agape Christian School held its graduation for grade 6 and prize giving for grades 1-6. There were two separate programs that night with grades 1-3 having their own prize giving and grades 4-6 having their own. The following grade 6 student graduated Cassie Albury. Quentin Bastien, Spencer Bethel, Christine Chu, Robyn Calridge, Cheray Clarke, Kaila Curry, Ashley Hill, Africa Lowe, Wesley Lowe, James Sands, Balyne Saunders, Vaughn Toote and Cody Unjhem. The grade 6 teacher was Mrs. Farrah Cartwright. At both programmes prizes for given for outstanding grades and performance.Young Leader Is ChosenA young Bahamian from Abaco will be one of the 350 outstanding secondary school students from around the globe to attend the Global Young Leaders Conference. Sixteen-year-old Bradley Ramon Fox, the son of Bradley and Gardena Fox, has been invited to attend the gathering, to be held August 1 to August the 12, 2004, in Washington D.C. and New York City. Demonstrating leadership qualities, scholastic merits and through plain old hard work, Bradley has earned his well deserved spot among the other young aspiring leaders, affording him the opportunity to share with them his views on foreign aid, global warming, cooperative efforts in space, terrorism and human rights. He will have the opportunity to interact with key leaders and news makers with powerful influence over politics, finance, culture and diplomacy. The conference will provide students like Bradley to share his views with other students from around the world, to both study and resolve global conflicts, said Mike Lasday, executive of the Congressional Youth Council. Bradley graduated from St. Francis de Sales School in Marsh Harbour this spring, making the honor roll with a GPA between 2.5-2.99. First grade students of Agape Christian School toured the Marsh Harbour Post Office as their field trip before school closed. They are shown here listening to Mrs. Norma Delancy telling them how they handle the mail.

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 Sea Spray Resort & MarinaWhite Sound Elbow CayBahamian Independence July 12th, 2004 Seventh Annual ExtravaganzaMusic by DJ Sea Spray Raffle Independence T-Shirts for saleFUN For The KidsHair Braiding Freshwater Pool Crab Races Three-Legged Race Musical Chairs Treasure Hunt Hot Potatoes Apple Bobbing LUNCH From 11:00AM 3:00PM Come Join The FUNPh. 366-0065 or 366-0359 VHF 16 Limited Transportation Provided from Hope Town Coconut Duff Guava Duff Homemaid Pies Fresh Conch Salad Crawfish Salad Fried Fish Fried Chicken Stuffed Crawfish Cracked Conch Crab n Rice Peas n Rice Macaroni & Cheese Fried Plantain Coconut Bread Conch Fritters More School News SchoolFrom Page 14 The Abaco Club on Winding Bay is pleased to assist Bradley Fox with his expenses to attend the Global Young Leaders Conference this summer. Shown here is Ms. Shenique Tereaz Charlow presenting Bradley with a first class round trip ticket to the conference. Bradley hopes to walk away from the conference with a broader understanding of how Congress works, how different countries deals with issues and to bring all of his new found information and skills back to the Bahamas to enhance our existence.Forest Heights AcademyClass of 2004By Portia Jonsson June 16th will forever be memorable for 23 young graduates who made up the graduating Class of 2004 at Forest Heights Academy. It was a night filled with excitement, anticipation, nervousness, expectations and tears as they left their home away from home for the past six years to venture out into uncharted waters. For the first in the schools history there were two Valedictorians: Amy Key, who maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her high school years and Miquell Miller. Keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. James Hull, who told the graduating class that a long and exciting journey awaits them. He advised them that as they leave the doors of Forest Heights Academy with high hopes and aspirations, they must remember that we all have to make our own way in this world. He strongly suggested that they embark upon a career that they love and have a passion for. Dr. Hull encouraged the Class of 2004 to go out, have fun and let their actions demonstrate who they are. Finally, he admonished them to face all challenges with honour and courage and no matter where they are, they will be happy. Ms. Alana Carroll, home room teacher, bade a very emotional goodbye to her class of six years telling them that their big day had finally arrived. She asked them to remember the good times shared and the not so good times, too. Ms. Carroll further advised them that their lives are forever entwined for what they shared together. One chapter in their lives has closed and another one is about to open. You were born to shine and meant to shine, she added. There is power in each of you. In his principals address to the graduates, Mr. Paul Vernall told the graduates how proud he was of them. He told them that education is more than winning prizes and challenged them to take advantage of the world out there. Lastly, Mr. Vernall reminded them to have faith in themselves and others. Also bringing opening and closing remarks were the valedictorians. Both of them congratulated the achievements of their fellow graduates and thanked their parents and teachers for their continuous love, dedication and support. The Forest Heights Academy Class of 2004 were: Christoph Albury, Ovens Altidor, Claire Basden, Elise Bethel, Shane Cash, Destiny Cornish, Cleveland Dawkins, Christopher Eldon, Ron Kawalram, Amy Key, Tia Knowles, Roxanne McIntosh, Miquell Miller, Alexander Murray, Rebecca Risberg, Ashlee Russell, Cordero Russell, Mashanna Russell, Justine Sands, Ashley Sands, Amico Sawyer, Bruce Sawyer and Cori Sawyer. Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is Cherokee Please see School Page 22

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Page 16 The Abaconian July 1, 2004 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. Oceanfrontier Log CabinsRental and Vacation Club Memberships On Beautiful Guana Cay Beach Six two-bedroom cabins sleep six, queen size bed in loft, kitchenette, private deck, full bath, short walk to townRent by the day or weekCall now 888-541-1616 or 519-389-4846 Website: www.oceanfrontier.com E-mail: info@oceanfrontier.comLittle Abaco Bridge Is Under ConsiderationThe bridge or causeway connecting Great Abaco and Little Abaco has been under discussion for many years. The existing causeway has stopped to flow of water from the south to the north which has virtually killed the fishing on the north side of the causeway. The stock of fish on the north came North Abaco Newsfrom the mangrove areas on the south side of the island. A real bridge has been designed for that area and was tendered. However, it was later decided the cost was too great and now the design is being rethought with the goal to reduce the cost. The government spokesman we contacted thought a bridge allowing a free water flow would be under construction by the end of this year. The Treasure Cay Mini Market has been extensively renovated. The company has doubled the size of the store and has installed all new chill and frozen display cases. It is very clean, bright and inviting.Regatta Time in Abaco 2004Major Sponsors Ministry of Tourism, Mount Gay Rum Gulfstream AirlinesRace fleets & parties to accommodate every sailorPHRF Fleet Light to medium displacement RTIA Fleet heavier edisplacement w/PHRF rating Mother Tub Fleet for cruising boats (we assign ratings) Nulti-hull fleetFri July 2Beach Party at Fiddle Cay 12 Noon cheesburgers in Paradise Fri July 2Late Registration & Fax Payment Green Turtle Cay Settlement Point 4 6 p.m Fri July 2Initial Skippers meeting 6 p.m. Settle ment Point, Green Turtle Cay Sat July 3Race 1 off Green Turtle Cay Evening Street Party, Food, Entertainment & Awards Sun July 4Lay Day Fleet moves to Guana Cay Party at _______________ Mon July 5Race 2 Round the Islands off Guana Cay Evening party at Nippers, live music Tues July 6Lay Day Fleet moves into the Marsh Harbour area Party at Snappas Weds July 7Race 3 off Man-O-War Cay Crossing Beach party in Marsh Harbour, Race 2 & 3 awards Thur July 8Lay Day Party at Conch Crawl in Marsh Harbour Fri July 9Race 4 Round the Islands to Hope Town Party at Harbours Edge Sat July 10Race 5 off Marsh Harbour Final Awards at Jib Room in Marsh Harbour Raffle for tickets on Gulfstream AirlinesGo to WWW.RTIA.COM for more information & photos goals that he would like to work on for the immediate future such as more participating boats (not that they dont have a great turn out) both locally and internationally. There have been participants from Jamaica, Cayman Islands and even as far as Germany. They would like to offer new activities, market the tournament in new and different ways and would like to have more fund raising activities that would increase the contributions that made to charities. TournamentFrom Page 10

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 Announcing Dental SpecialistsAgape FAgape F Agape FAgape F Agape F amilyamily amilyamily amily Dental Centre Dental Centre Dental Centre Dental Centre Dental CentreDr. Therese M. Bonamy & StaffP.O. Box AB 20676, Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 242-367-4355/54 Fax: 367-2193E-mail: agapedental@batelnet.bs Dr. Munir Rashad July 2 Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeon (Wisdom teeth) Dr. Woodley Thompson July 8-9 Orthodontics (Braces) Dr. Antoine Clarke July 22-23 Periodontics (Gum disease & implants) Dr. Therese Bonamy (Full time) General Dentistry (Aesthetic, Restorative & ZOOM BLEACHING) Janet Ferguson RDH (Full time) Dental Hygienist Call today for an appointment All emergencies and walk-ins are welcome Proverbs 3:5-6 2004 ADWORKSSALES OFFICES: NASSAU, FREEPORT, ABACO & ELEUTHERA CORPORATE CENTRE: EAST BAY STREET, NASSAU P.O. BOX SS 6232 Reality Check. But affording it may be another matter. Talk to us about our attractive mortgage loans with terms that turn dreams into reality. Call us in Nassau at 242 393 1023 or in Freeport at 242 352 7233everyone plans to build a dream home Regatta Was for Remote Controlled SailboatsSix sailors gathered in the creek at the head of the harbour in Marsh Harbour on June 12 to hold a regatta for remote controlled sailboats. Phillip Hall dusted off his sailing boots and sailed well for a rookie. He had a 2nd in race 5 and brings many years of sailing experience with him. Winds were light and shifty out of the south. Jim Kaighin won 6 of the 8 races, so the race was for 2nd. Charlie Cooke beat Randy Key in the tie-breaker. For more information, contact Jim Kaighin at 367-3086. Winners with their scores First Place Jim Kaighin 8 Second Place Charlie Cooke18 Third Place Randy Key18 Fourth Place Dave Lowe26 Fifth Place Phillip Hall29 Sixth Place Duran Lowe37Outstanding Student Is NamedCharles 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 who he thinks has been Tough As Nails for the month. A student earns this position by earning the most Nails or points for the month. The students must memorize Bible verses, work hard, have a good attitude, show up as well as being on time, use technique properly and show improvement. Charles has done all of these things and more by assisting Mr. Jake with technique. The Hard Knox Vale Tudo team will be competing on June 26th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Each team member will be competing in at least two categories. Mr. Jake will be competing in the ProThe Marsh Harbour Sailing Club now sponsors remote contolled sail boat races. Shown above is the group competing on June 12. Hints for Helping Our Environment Conserve electricity by turning off lights, television sets and ceiling fans when no one is using them.Friends of the Environment Presents Sports Newsfessional division and fighting for a $500 cash prize. The team consists of Thomas Key, Austin Koepp, Keino Sands, Charles Darville and Jake Stortenbecker. Support of any kind is welcomed. If you want information about Hard Knox Vale Tudo and what it is about, call Mr. Jake at work 367-2674 or home 367-5989. There are classes for kids and adults. Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianRoad Safety Is Everyones Responsibility

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Page 18 The Abaconian July 1, 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 Services Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $110 $295 $645 26 Paramount $180 $450 $925 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 840-9393 M/V Legacy c/o Heavy Lift Service Inc. 801 Avenue East Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Ph./Fax: (242) 393-4371 Western End Potters Cay Dock Nassau, New Providence Serving Marsh Harbour and the Cays with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach Departing Palm Beach twice monthly* Departing Nassau Every Tuesday Night Arriving Marsh Harbour Early Wednesday Morning Extended Services to Green Turtle Cay* For more information on the Palm Beach service Call Trinity Customs Brokerage (242) 367-4297 B & D MarineAbacos Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items At the Traffic Light P.O. Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKIBy Portia Jonsson During the week of June 21-26 a number of Abaco fishermen and guides took part in The Bahamas Fly-Fishing Guide Certification Program held at Mangoes Restaurant. This program is a collaborative effort between stakeholders, Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute and the Ministry of Tourism. It is not designed to teach but to help guides improve the level of their sport and raise the standard of guiding in the Bahamas. In the 1980s the sport of fly-fishing began to grow and develop in the Bahamas. The Ministry of Tourism, therefore, came up with a program for local guides similar to the Bahamahost program. According to Mr. Benjamin Pratt, Coordinator of the Bahamas Fly-Fishing Guide Certification Program, the majority of visitors who come to the Bahamas to fish are over the age of 50 with high stressed jobs. In view of this, CPR and first-aid training have been added to the program. The week long program offered 12 courses including Business Ethic and Professionalism, Tourism and The Bahamian Economy, Boating Safety, Outboard Engine Maintenance, Knot Tying and Leader Construction, Fly Casting Technique and the History of Fly-Fishing. The Bahamian fly-casting technique is unique globally. It is the only technique that allows you to cast in calm and windy conditions. The Bahamas has the largest area of bonefish flats in the world. The emphasis in the fly-fishing industry is on salt-water destinations, which is great news for Bahamians. Bahamians could really benefit from the sport of fly-fishing and it is a great opportunity for them to expand. Mr. Prescott Smith, President of the Bahamas Sports Fishing and Conservation Association, said fly-fishing empowers local persons. More than 12,000 anglers visit Andros annually, making a major contribution to the economy. Fly-fishing is the only true hope for Bahamians to become stakeholders in our country. He added that the Fly-Fishing Guide Certification Program helps to build the confidence in Bahamians to move forward and earn a good living. It is the ultimate form of sustainable tourism. Mr. Smith was also concerned about the absence of stiff legislation addressing conservation. Prescott Smith is a fly fishing guide from Andros and very passionate about conservation and protection of natural resources in the Bahamas. He owns and operates the Stafford Creek Lodge in Stafford Creek, Andros. Mr. Benjamin Pratt is also a native of Andros and comes from a fishing family. He has worked with the Ministry of Tourism since 1987.Local Guides Complete Certification ProgramJack & Thelma Jack & Thelma Jack & Thelma Jack & Thelma Jack & ThelmaOn your50t50t 50t50t 50t h Wh W h Wh W h W edding Annivrsary edding Annivrsary edding Annivrsary edding Annivrsary edding AnnivrsaryWe Love You From Your Children & Family CongratulationsThe certification course offered by the Ministry of Tourism for bonefish guides consisted of lectures and technical training. Shown above is Jay Sawyer of Marsh Harbour demonstrating his skills as the course leaders and other bonefishermen look on.

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19Representing 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 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Ph: 242-367-2797 Fax: 242-367-2359@available GATORADEHERRSHERRS HERRSHERRS HERRS Ranch Flavored Tortilla ChipsSaddle up for some serious flavor! Herrs delicious new Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips deliver a hearty, bold ranch taste that you wont be able to get enough of. Viva La Ranch!WelchsIts a fact.Gatorade is the most researched sports drink on the planet. Which might explain why nothing refuels and replenishes better not water, not juice or soda, not other sports drinks. Its scientifically formulated to have the right taste, the right amount of carbs and no carbonation.Welchs Grape Juice has been a family favorite for more than six generations. Today, our classic purple grape juice has been joined by a wide variety of wholesome juices to please every taste. Theyre all made with the same attention to quality as the original The choice for great cola taste. Aquafina PEPSI Enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Aquafina. Our state of the art reverse osmosis purification system ensures consistently great tasting Aquafina in every bottle. formerly Triple J Marine ElectronicsFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repairs of: Xantrex, Balmar and others SIMRADRaymarineF.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained TechnicianNow Located atop The Jib Room at Marsh Harbour MarinaTel: (242) 367-2163 Fax:(242)367-3388 e-mail: merlin@abacoinet.com www.merlinsmarine.comMonitoring VHF CH16 Monday Friday 8am 5pm Local Government at Work Marsh Harbour Town Comm. 4 May 04 Committee members were led to believe that a letter was written to the Abaco Beach Hotel retracting earlier statements made by the Chief Councillor which suggested that the letter was a reflection of the Councils thoughts. Committee members were told that the Chief Councillor refused to sign the check paying for garbage collected at Crossing Beach. It was noted that the workers clean the Crossing Beach area on Sundays when parked cars are at a minimum. Only the Chief Councillor seems to be upset with the way the Crossing Beach area is managed. The Chairman for Marsh Harbour Town Committee personally pays the water bill for the restrooms there. The restrooms are open from 8 a.m. until sundown Mondays through Saturdays and are closed on Sundays. The restrooms were open on Sundays but taxis were found using the water to wash their taxis. Random vandalism was greater on Sundays when less people were present. For these reasons, the restrooms were closed on Sundays. The Administrator asked that the Committee consider opening them on Sunday as they are public facilities. The members agreed to consider opening the restrooms from 9 a.m. Noon. However, it was not agreed to give one or more keys to taxi drivers. New signs were considered for Cove Estates and Goombay Park. A letter was being drafted to the Prime Minister requesting duty concessions for the pavilion that is being donated. Questions were asked how shop licenses can be issued by Nassau, bypassing the local licensing authority as was done recently for a caf. Concerns were raised about a Spring City resident who is causing pollution within the settlement but the authorities are taking no action. The Administrator will be asked to comment. Committee members brought out that a Ministers report in 2002 stated that each town would be responsible for its own affairs. However, nothing to this effect has been done. Murphy Town Committee 14 May 2004 Bids for town garbage collection were opened at this short meeting. The four bids were for $30,000, $33,000, $34,000 and $35,000 for annual residential garbage collection. Committee members agreed to hold a closed meeting to discuss the mertits of each bidder as to capabilities, equipment, past performance and other criteria to assist in making their decision. They are not required to accept the lowest bid. Committee members were wanting to increase the collection from once to twice per seek throughout the town. The information given in the submitted bids was not clear as to scheduled service or equipment to be used. Marsh Harbour Town Comm 8 June 04 Emory Curry will replace Chad Sawyer on the Council effective in June 2004. This follows the strategy that the Committee made when they first formed in July 2002. A replacement for a Marsh Harbour representative on Town Planning was requested as a present members no longer attends meetings. Stray dogs were discussed and concerns that pit bulls were breeding with the native pot cakes. There were also concerns that there are pit bulls loose in the town. The stray dog situation may be improving as one pack of 42 dogs has dwindled to seven. An inquiry will be made to see if Animal Control in Nassau can offer any assistance or if any of the five animal support groups on Abaco have any suggestions. The appearance of golf carts on Marsh Harbours roads was found to be unacceptable to the Committee members. It was noted that they are appropriate in many small island towns. However, members felt that golf carts pose a hazard to traffic in Marsh Harbour. It was noted that carts were being rented in Marsh Harbour although the license for this operation is restricted to another settlement. It would be proper to rent the cart at the other location and for the renter to drive the 20 miles to Marsh Harbour. However, it is not allowed for the rental company to truck the carts to other locations. Please see Local Govt. Page 20 Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391

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Page 20 The Abaconian July 1, 2004 HIGH-SPEEDWIRELESS INTERNET Out Inter .Net Bahama Palm Shores Cherokee Sound Fishers Bay Guana Cay Hope Town Leisure Lee Little Harbour Lynard Cay Lubbers Quarters Man-O-War Marsh Harbour Scotland Cay Tilloo Cay Winding Bay Treasure CayNow Available in:Wireless@abacoinet.comGreen Turtlecoming next month367-3006 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 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optionalAbaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display Ceramic Granite Stone Procelain Vinyl Wood Local Government at WorkThe Administrator will be contacted as to further action. The Chairman announced that the developer of Faith Convention Center at the entrance to Sweetings Village will further beautify the area. When the budget is released in July, Council will be asked for funds to provide an additional garbage bin to serve Sweetings Village and several bins to serve the Mud and Pigeon Peas. Traditionally, the latter two settlements have not been provided with any garbage collection and deal with trash in a minimal manner. The population in the Pigeon Peas and the Mud was officially 1500 legal persons at the 2000 census. No illegal immigrants were found during the census. The population there is thought to actually be from two to five times that number. Dundas Town Committee 22 June 2004 Local Govt.From Page 19 An estimate of $95,000 was presented from Area Engineer John Schaeffer for a dock and gazebo at Ocean View Park in Dundas Town. An additional $30,000 was estimated for 150 feet of seawall for the same location. A request will be sent to Central Government for this. It was announced that Rotary will landscape the traffic circle at the junction of Crockett Drive and Forest Drive. Chairman Cay Mills was disturbed that Dundas Town was not well represented at a recent review of disaster preparations involving representatives from the U. S. Embassy. Sarone Kennedy from Casuarina Point was the lead person informing Embassy staff on town problems. Mr. Mills was concerned that those elected to represent Dundas Town were not consulted and the town needs were not properly represented. The Dundas Town fire engine was discovered to have a cracked head and repairs have been authorized. Chairman Mills brought members up to date on a $10,000 donation made to the Dundas Town Clinic for drugs. He was dismayed when it opened that no drugs were there and subsequently received the donation. He got a drug list from Dr. Swarma at the Government Clinic in Marsh Harbour and has a pharmacist friend in the States sending the medicines. He further stated that he had a contact in the States that sold medical supplies and he may get an examination chair, an X-ray machine and other medical equipment. He envisions expanding the clinic if all of these things materialize. Administrator Williams had advised Mr. Mills by letter requesting that he cease soliciting funds for government facilities. The Chairman was also dismayed that the Administrator sent him a letter, hand delivered by the police, requesting that he come to the Administrators office and sign checks. He advised Committee members that he did go to the office but wrote VOID across all checks presented for his signature as he was not going to be dictated to as to how to run his affairs as Chief Councillor. Mr. Mills was told by Administrator-inTraining Samuel Miller that he acted improperly for buying a lock for the high school, and a mop, bucket and bottled water for the new clinic in Dundas Town. He was told these items should be taken care Please see Local Govt. Page 21

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 21 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 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 Its the end of the season! Its the end of the season! Its the end of the season! Its the end of the season! Its the end of the season! Check out ourSizzling Check out ourSizzling Check out ourSizzling Check out ourSizzling Check out ourSizzlingSummer Sale Summer Sale Summer Sale Summer Sale Summer SaleRace fast! Live slow, monof by the respective agencies. Chairman Mills responded that the Administrators were being overly rigid in minor breaches of protocol and rather than spending his time criticizing, he should be helpful in educating members on the proper way to acquire mops, buckets and the like when needed for government facilities. Mr. Mills recently discovered that youth are being featured in Independence celebrations with basketball players being brought from Freeport. He objected that he is not being informed and since he is the President of the Abaco Basketball Association he should be involved in the planning. However, he is not being informed and the Administrator has taken charge of the entire Local Govt.From Page 20 Local Government at WorkIndependence leaving the Chief Councillor in the dark. Hotel Licensing 24 June 2004 A lack of a quorum had kept meetings from being held since March 17. Matters mainly related to follow-up visits by Board members to ensure deficiencies discovered during the February inspection visit by Nassau personnel were corrected. Chairman Sonnith Lockhart asked why rental houses were not taxed in the way hotels were taxed. It was explained that the present tax structure makes no provision for this although it is receiving attention in Nassau. It is expected that these properties will be assessed a tax or fee of some sort. The Chairman felt that Board members should receive a stipend for the time they spend attending meetings and inspecting hotel properties. Central Abaco Council 24 June 2004 The meeting began with Emory Curry of Spring City taking the oath of office. He replaced Council member Chad Sawyer. Chief Councillor Cay Mills wanted Eastern Shore residents to clean up their roadsides. Apparently they place yard trimmings on the vacant side of the roadway, causing an eyesore. A representative of the property owners will be contacted and advised against this practice. A personal matter between two members briefly interrupted the proceedings. Administrator Williams told members of a National Basketball Classic series for youth under 19 on July 5 7 with players coming from Freeport. Council members were asked to assist with expenses for this event which is part of the Independence Theme Celebrating Children. The end of the fiscal year is June 30 and members agreed to utilize any remaining funds for this independence function. Town Planning 28 June 2004 Members were advised of the speed bumps approved by the Marsh Harbour Town Committee. Several members thought that Town Planning should have been consulted on this. It was disclosed that matters of this nature come under the jurisdiction of Road Traffic. A 3300 square foot reception building for Cherokee Air was approved. This will be adjacent to their hanger at the Marsh Harbour airport. Member Michael Lundy brought out that the licensed and unlicensed architectural technicians on Abaco are forming an association and plan to lobby Nassau for expanded recognition. Abaco architectural technicians feel that the Architects Act is too restrictive and the Architectural Association that administers the licensing of architects does not recognize applications from qualified technicians. Some people feel that golf carts on Marsh Harbour roads are a traffic hazard.

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Page 22 The Abaconian July 1, 2004 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 Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is Cherokee 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 MenuNow Open for Sunday DinnerWaterside Garbonzo Reef Bar Open Daily at 11 a.m. Happy Hour 5-6 p.m. dailyWaterfront 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 SpecialsArea Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties34 hse + 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties30 + 365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Crystal Villas 7 villas 366-0522 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key43 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hue 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general Abaco information www.abacoinet.com www.abacoinfo.com www.abacos.com www.go-abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.com Min. of Tourism + agents who have multiple cottages and houses CaysFrom Page 11 thought to ensure life long friendship and felicity and is held to be the greatest idea within the marriage rituals. At the conclusion of the ceremony the bride and groom showered each other with yellow rice. While the priest recited hymns and blessings, the parents and guests showered the couple with rice for blessings and good wishes. After Mr. Malone had performed the Christian ceremony and the legalities according to the laws of The Bahamas, the couple left for their reception at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge in a balloon bedecked boat which lay waiting for them at the nearby dock. The couple returned to California after a weeks honeymoon in Hope Town. Forest Heights Academy Post ScriptsOn June 18th Forest Heights Academy closed its doors for the thirteenth summer after a week of celebration. It began on Wednesday with a welcome day of fun, food and games at Camp Abaco after a strenuous week of exams. Treasure hunts, sand-sculptures, basketball and swimming were among the events with great prizes donated by Abaco Petroleum and Kentucky Fried Chicken. After the fun came the ceremonies. They began that evening with Forest Heights tenth graduating class receiving their diplomas and tearful goodbyes. Valedictorians, Amy Key and Miquell Miller, greeted the group of over 400 family anal friends and gave them parting words of wisdom. This talented group even. entertained with an original piece of music saying goodbye to all, as home room teacher, Ms. Alana Carroll, appropriately challenged them to be fabulous. As this is the tenth anniversary of Forest Heights Academys first graduating class, Sonia Albury, one of the eight students, organized a homecoming dinner for SchoolFrom Page 15 the group which was held on June 25th at Wallys Restaurant. Hopefully, this will be the first of many more of these events. Then on Thursday night the rest of the school attended Awards Night to receive accolades and trophies for all of their achievements of the year. Once again, a crowd of over 300 parents, beaming with pride, were there to support their children. Both of these events were held at New Vision Ministries, so special thanks are due as it helped make both nights very successful. Before turning the key to complete the 2003-2004 academic year, we wish to thank staff, students and parents for all they have done to make this a wonderful year. The Administration will be open on August 30 with orientation for new students on September 3rd. Otherwise, we will see you all on September 6th. Have a great summer!Abaco Central High SchoolBy Isobel ShermanGifts from GraduatesThe Class of 2004 presented a commissioned wooden sculpture of a blue marlin as a gift to the school on the night of their graduation. The sculpture was created by Don Wood and is encased in a glass showcase. The blue marlin is the mascot of Abaco Central High and the sculpture will be displayed in the lobby area. The Grade 12 homeroom teachers led the class of 2004 in a very moving graduation ceremony. Mrs. Cox announced this past week that grade 12 would also be donating a photocopier to the school. This will be a welcomed addition to the school as the photocopier that is in place now is overworked and often in need of repair.School RegistrationBy Isobel Sherman Once again Abaco Central High School will be registering new and returning students from 912 noon Monday Friday at the high school office. The fee for new students is $150 and the fee for returning students is $100. Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 23 Dive Shops Marsh HarbourDive Abaco...................................367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive Center............367-2963Hope TownFroggies...................................... 366-0431Treasure CayTreasure Divers............................365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures.............365-8111Green Turtle CayBrendals Dive Center...................365-4411 Guana Cay Dive Guana...........365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............365-6013 Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4656 Donnies Boat Rentalss.....................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cass Carts........................................365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless noted Albury s Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 (M-F) 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm2 4 5:45 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 (M-Sat)1:30 pm 3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45 am10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 (min $40) Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 pmFare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $10 / $15 Children $5 / $8 Workmans special Mondays thru Fridays from Union Jack Dock Green T urtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) Round trip $12 Extra to some destinations Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for time Pinder s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLeans Town, Grand Bah. 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 Islander Express public bus service between Marsh Harbour & Sandy Point For information call 366-4444 or 457-9958 Email: gcrsunshine@hotmail.com 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 Rev 6Jun2004Abaco 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 Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour .......... 367-2936 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 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ...........$12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Govt dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyers Market..........$10 + $2 Govt Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house ...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house..................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City ..............................................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay ............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores.........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point ........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wallys & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................ $ 3 each Golden Harvest ........................................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Govt dock ........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance.....................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free Uncaged pets as people Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf boards $3.00 ea. Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star or Moxy................ $14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors ..................................$10 + $5 Sand Banks ..........................................................$20 + $5 Joes Creek ..........................................................$35 + $5 Black Wood ..........................................................$14 + $5 Fire Road .............................................................$25 + $5 Coopers T own.....................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour .....................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay .............................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope ......................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town ..............................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven ..........................$65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round T rip.................................. $85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour ....................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joes Cr eek......................................... $25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ..........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..................................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks ................................................... $7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 Waiting Time $12 Per Hour Emergency ServicesAmbulance Marsh Harbour Trauma One367-2911 Police Marsh Harbour367-2560 Fire Marsh Harbour367-2000 Fire Dundas Town367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope TownVHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay365-4133 Fire Man-O-War365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areasMarine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500, Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana 365-5178, Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town.........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay.....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town...............366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point.............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town.................................

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SECTION B, JULY 1st, 2004By Portia Jonsson The world famous Royal Bahamas Police Marching Band got the annual Abaco Goombay Summer Festival off to a roaring start on June 25th at the Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour. The theme of the summer festival this year is Groovin in Abaco and like it suggests, this was the mood of the crowd. Visitors and locals alike flocked to the park to soak up all the excitement, entertainment and flavour of Abaco. Following the spectacular performance and display by the Marching Band was the sounds of Abacos own, Stone McEwan and Thunder. This got everyone moving, grooving and dancing. Visitors had a chance to get their hands on the give-a-way gift bags during Abaco Trivia and meringue dance demonstration and contest. Other entertainment throughout the night included the Spring City Rockers Junkanoo group and the New Wave Dancers from Freeport, Grand Bahama, who performed a variety of native dance routines like the Abaco Grove, limbo and fire dance. Save the Abaco Spanish Barbs, native crafts, kayaking, kiddies corner and hairbraiding booths were set up as well as a kids favorite; the bouncing castle. A variety of all the usual Bahamian eats and treats like conch salad, conch fritters, baked crab, guava duff, fish and chicken dinners were on sale. Officially opening the festival was the Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, who described the Royal Bahamas Police Marching Band as the Pride of the Bahamas. Min. Wilchcombe told visitors that this Goombay festival is part of his Ministrys efforts to participate and make them feel like part of The Bahamas. He stated that we Bahamians are a proud people with a beautiful country. He congratulatedGoombay Summer Gets Underwaythe Abaco Tourist Office staff for a job well done. In closing, the Minister asked everyone to have a wonderful time for the next several weeks. The remaining dates for Goombay are July 16th and 30th and August 13th and 27th. See you there!American Officials Visit Abaco Moores Island Youth CompeteSixth grade students of the Amy Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay visited Nassau for their class trip. They are shown here with the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Cynthia Pratt at the airport in Nassau. The class, accompanied by their teacher, Mrs. Schrack, and several chaperones, spent four days in Nassau. They had a wonderful time and were able to tour several forts, the Governor Generals home, Dolphin Encounters and Ardastra Gardens and Zoo along with a fun packed day at Atlantis Resort. On their way home they spied the Deputy Prime Minister, and much to their delight she agreed to have a picture taken with them.Deputy Prime Minister Poses With StudentsUnited States Embassy Charge dAffaires Robert J. Witajewski on the right and Mr. Tom Hill of the Embassy staff visited Abaco to tour the Mud and Pigeon Pea areas of Marsh Harbour on June 9. They were accompanied by Odlies Paul, Edger Meme and Carlton Dorsette, all ministers in Central Abaco. Members of the Royal Bahamas Police Band entertained the crowds at the opening Goombay celebration held in Marsh Harbour on June 25. Dancing, trivia, games, limbo and plenty of Bahamian food showcased Bahamian culture. Moores Island young people have competed recently in several off island sporting events and have shown themselves to be very good athletes. Town people coach them and orgnaize these trips to expose the students to other communities, sometimes at their own expense. Shown here are Aleshia Ronard, Shanderia Stuart, Sasha Davis and Prestine Knowles, who competed in a track meet in Freeport the beginning of June. The Moores Island group won a total of four awards. One of a group of dancers from Freeport

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Page 2 B The Abaconian July 1, 2004 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 Jennifer Hudson In order to become fully compliant with the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) which was scheduled to take effect on July 1st, the Ministry of Transport has spent over $353,000 to acquire screening, security and communication equipment at docks in the Bahamas. The International Maritime Organization has set out guidelines for the ISPS code which is to ensure that all international transit points, whether they are docks or airports, are upgraded in accordance with universally accepted standards to prevent acts of terrorism. Failure to comply with this deadline would mean that any vessel visiting a non-complying port would be considered contaminated and not allowed to enter other ports. Transport Minister, Mrs. Glenys Hanna-Martin, stated that the international maritime consulting firm, ABS Consulting, was engaged at a cost of approximately $95,000 to assess the situation at the Prince George Dock and the MarshMarsh Harbours Port Is Compliant with ISPSHarbour port. When asked about preparations at the Marsh Harbour port, Captain Cyril Roker stated that the port had met all the newly required standards and was fully compliant with the ISPS code well before the July 1st deadline. Mr. Roker further stated that the Bahamas government had spent over $100,000 in readying the Marsh Harbour port to comply with the new code and anyone visiting the port facility after July 1st will notice several changes. All persons will be required to state their business and log in at reception on entering and to log out when leaving. Truck drivers requiring access beyond the building will be required to produce proper I.D. and paperwork. They will be issued a Port Department I.D. which must be turned in on the way out. Closed circuit television will be in operation. The storage area for empty containers going back to the U.S. will be monitored Cameras will scan outer harbour limits as well as ships that are in port. A 24-hour security watch will be in operation employing ten security officers. Seven members of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force arrived in Marsh Harbour on July 1st in order to implement a training exercise for security guards at the port in order to bring the standard of security up to a much higher level. This will be an ongoing training scheme whereby security officers will be able to stay abreast of new technology. The Port Authority is also responsible for Castaway Cay and additional security measures have also been implemented there. Captain Roker further mentioned that although it is not required by the ISPS code, a perimeter fence will be placed around the domestic cargo area to prevent pilferage and a 24-hour security watch will be put in place. Abaco residents continue to be assisted by church groups from the United States. Shown above is a group of high school and college students with leaders from the Beach United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, who spent a week here repairing and painting the house of Arima Bootle Smith shown on the left. Three groups have already come and two more are expected to assist needy residents. Volunteer Groups Help Needy Recycle Aluminum CansBins Located at Abaco Shopping Centre & Sea Star Car Rental

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 BBuy any two of these products and enter to win $1,000.00 Shopping Spree* Drawing will take place on Saturday, June 28, 2003. At these participating locations only: $1,000 Shopping Spree is making waves! Proud to be BahamianHAPPY INDEPENDENCE BAHAMASStock up on everything you need for Independence holiday fun at any one of our Abaco locations. All locations will be open regular hours on Saturday, July 10th &Sunday, July 11th and closed Monday, July 12th.

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Page 4 B The Abaconian July 1, 2004 TREASURE CAY SHOPPING CENTRE,ABACO (242) 365-8350 FAX:(242) 365-8352 OPEN MON-SAT 8AM 6PM AND SUN 9AM-1PMCome visit our newly renovated store. More products.Great service. More from our store. A BRAND NEW LOOK 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.bsBeat the Heat & Get Cool Window & W all Units 5,000 to 24,000 BTU Starting at $249Come in and see Freon 22$99 30lbs Chest FreezerSpecial forCrawfisherman Starting at $3995 Co. ft 25 Cu ft. Gallery & Frame Shop Tel: 367-4227 Abaco Glass Tel: 367-2442Service of ThanksgivingBy Jennifer Hudson The church family of Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town gathered on June 13th to say Thanks! to Rev. Kenneth and Sister Nathalie Knowles and to honour them As Gods Workers in the Vineyard, Dedicating Twenty Years for the Labour of Love The church was filled to capacity with members and friends wishing to show their appreciation. Glowing and heartfelt tributes were paid to the couple by the children of the Sunday school, the ladies ministry, the youth groups, Elder Emeritus William Bill Swain and former General Superintendent of the Bahamas Evangelical Churches, Pastor Elder Emeritus Bishop Rev. Roland Swain. Bishop Clifford Henfield, Pastor Derek Benjamin, Pastor Roland McIntosh and Rev. Carlton Dorsette brought remarks and thanks. Keynote speaker was Rev. Wilbur Outten whose theme was Transition taking as his text from the Book of Ecclesiastes, For everything there is a season. Presentations were made to the couple by several departments of the church expressing their gratitude in a tangible way for all that had been done for them by Pastor Knowles and his wife. Pastor Knowles was greatly moved by this outpouring of love. He is concerned that many people are now under the misconception that he is leaving the ministry. He would like to categorically state that he is NOT leaving the ministry but has instead been called into another phase of ministry. Pastor Knowles will be involved in the Family Life Ministry which is incorporated in the Empowered by the Holy Spirit Ministry and covers family life, counseling, discipleship and outreach. He has been Assistant Superintendent of the Bahamas Evangelical Churches Association for the past one and a half years and both posts will involve travel to other Family Islands. He wishes people to know that he will still be very involved in the life of Friendship Tabernacle, assisting with special events and conferences and will be preaching from time to time. He will also be responsible for the District Convention which will be held at Friendship Tabernacle on July 28 to August 2nd, 2004. Pastor Knowles is not only a preacher but also a teacher and marriage counselor. His wife, Nathalie, partners him in all these ministries and both hold a Master of Theology Degree from the Caribbean Ministerial Academy which is based in England. Three nights a week they can be found counseling families, some of whom arrived from other islands to receive their guidance. Pastor Kenneth and Sister Nathalie can be reached at 367-2724 or 375 3586.Friendship Tabernacle YouthBy Jennifer Hudson Friendship Tabernacle Church is known for its Summer Vacation Bible Schools with as many as 500 children attending each summer, several of whom travel here from other Family Islands. This summer, however, there will be no summer school as the youth will be traveling to Georgia during July to attend summer camps with their directors Emory and Beauthlyn Curry of the Youth Ministry. Church News Advertise in The Abaconian

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 B Carbonless Forms Office Stationery Flyers Certificates Tickets Brochures Photo Scanning Business Cards Envelopes Menus Labels Laminating Wedding Stationery Funeral Programmes Invitations Yearbooks Calendars Advertising Specialties and much more..... Need help with your print jobs?? We can help!! AbacoPrintShop Friendly & Professional Printing ServiceLocated in the Abaco Shopping Center Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Hair, Body & Soul Unisex Salon Need a new look? Let us help! BarberingWaxingMassagesFacialsAcrylic NailsAirbrushingEar PiercingHair ExtensionsLonnette, Florence, Misty &CindyTuesday Saturday 9 am 6 pm Located on Crockett Drive next to K & S AutoTel: 367-0125 By Jennifer Hudson July 23rd marked yet another milestone for the rapidly growing Auskell Clinic. During an afternoon ceremony attended by Dr. Daniel Johnson, Dr. Biney, members of the Marsh Harbour clinics, insurance companies and pharmacies, the new laboratory of the Auskell clinic was officially opened. Dr. Johnson demonstrated the features of the new lab and the capabilities of each new machine. Mrs. Angie Collie gave me a tour of this new facility and explained the function of each of the three impressive machines. The first is a CBC machine, CELLDYN 1700 which is a familiar item in labs throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean. This truly amazing machine completes a blood test within two minutes and produces a complete print out for the patient including graphs. Its sister machine, the IMX, performs the Alpha Feto Protein Test plus B12, Beta HCG, Hepatitis, Thyroid, Rubella, Insulin and fertility testing. The third machine, the Piccolo Test was first made by NASA in 1987 to accompany the astronauts into space to monitor their blood levels. It is a very lightweight, small and efficient machine which has incredible capabilities for its size. It takes just 13 minutes to accomplish 25 chemistry tests with a minimal amount of blood including lipid and hepatic panels, electrolytes, liver enzymes, glucose and cholesterol levels. This remarkable little machine is found on most cruise ships and was recommended by Nurse Siren of Auskell Clinic, who, having previously worked on a cruise ship, was very familiar with it. It has the advantage that in the event of a power failure it can be plugged into a car cigarette lighter. It is presently being used in the Iraq war. The manufacturing companies brought personnel to Abaco for three days to help the medical technicians at the Auskell Clinic learn how to operate the machines. Blood tests were run using the new equipment and the same serum was sent to the U.S. for the same tests to be run there. The results were identical so patients at the Auskell Clinic can rest assured that the quality of lab service they will get here is absolutely on a par with that in the U.S. Mr. Arnold Davis from Freeport will be at the clinic on Saturdays to run the IMX machine which is more complicated and four technologists from Nassau have expressed interest in joining the Auskell Clinic once it grows even further. The X-ray room has also now been completed and within a week or two a radiologist from Fort Myers will be able to X-ray all parts of the body and will be at the clinic on a part time basis. Mrs. Angie Collie is looking forward to obtaining a mammogram machine for the clinic at a future date. Another new addition very soon will be an eye clinic which will be conducted by Dr. John Rogers from Nassau once a month. Patients will be able not only to have their eyes tested but also be able to purchase the necessary eyeglasses as the clinic will have a franchise with the Pearle Vision Optical Centre of the U.S. They will carry an excellent line of sunglasses, eye wear cases and contact lens solutions and cases. Mrs. Collie and Dr. Johnson are indeed to be congratulated on their vision in opening this fine facility which has already grown unbelievably in the first nine months of operation. Twenty-two doctors now work on a part time basis at the clinic. Mrs. Collie says, I am always seeking new ways to improve the facilities and service as I want only the very best for the people of Abaco.Auskell Clinic Opens LaboratoryAuskell Advanced Medical Clinic has recently acquired several pieces of diagnostic equipment which will allow them to do a wide variety of laboratory tests. This service will be helpful for all clinics on Abaco, giving doctors quick results rather than sending away to labs in Nassau or Florida. Shown hare are Mrs. Gier Williams, medical lab technologist, Ms. Siren Davis, registered nurse, and Mrs. Angie Collie, co-founder of the clinic.

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Page 6 B The Abaconian July 1, 2004 Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Fridges Freezers Satellites TVs Stereos Phones Home Appliances Car Stereos/Amps Speakers Abaco Distributors Ltd. Ph: 242-367-2265 242-367-3042SALES SERVICES REPAIRS AND ACCESSORIES 5 cu ft chest freezer $369 15 cu ft. chest freezer $519 Other great savings Mens, Womens & Childrens Wear T-Shirts Infants Clothing Household Items LuggageQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh HarbourMon Sat 8:30 am 5:30 pmTel: 367-2017 at Work at Play Weve Got Something for Everyone Weve Got Something for EveryoneBetty Clark Long 86, passed away on June 6 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina after a brief illness. She was a long time second home resident of Man-O-War having maintained a home there since 1963. She was an artist who worked at the Walt Disney Studios helping to create the popular Disney characters. She was married to Marshall Long for 62 years. She is survived by her husband Marshall Long of North Palm Beach, sons Marshall Long Jr. of California, John C. Long III of Maryland and daughter Catherine Long of New Mexico along with seven grandchildren, one great-grandson, many other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers donate to the hospice of your choice. Oliver Edward Sawyer 61, passed away on June 18. His funeral was on June 23 at New Vision Ministries with Bros. Ted Pearce, David Caskey and Bob Cornea officiating. Interment was in the Marsh Harbour Cemetery. Mr. Sawyer lived his entire life in Marsh Harbour, working for Sea Breezes Limited, Marsh Harbour Power and Light and crawfishing. He opened his own business, E & D Waste Services, in 1986 which has continued to expand over the years. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Marilyn; daughters Audra Sawyer and Melinda Pinder; sons Darryl and Duane Sawyer; son-in-law Angus Pinder; daughters-in-law Leesa Sawyer and Shanna Thompson; grandsons Ashton Sawyer and Carlito Pinder; granddaughter Casiah Pinder; brothers-in-law Victor Russell, Carroll Albury, John Roberts, Walt Welgos, Vandel Albury, Percy Albury, Philip Albury, Glen Albury and Lonnie Albury; sisters-in-law Olga Russell, Bettee Albury, Linda Albury and Geanette Albury; nieces Ruby, Donna, Paulette, Heidi, Monica, Yvette, Kim, Tracey, Lauren, Lindsay, Keli, Laura, Dristi, Lonnette and Fallon; nephews Gurth, Elliott, Doug, Sean, Dilan, Shannon, Andrew, Lynn, Frankie, Larry Wayne; and many other relatives and friends. Cynthia Wright 62, passed away on June 21 at her home. Her funeral was held on July 4 at the Revival Time Pentecostal Church in Coopers Town. Bishop Tyrone Mills and Bishop Archilus Cooper officiated and and interment was in the Coopers Town Public Cemetery. She is survived by her husband Henry Wright; mother Elizabeth Lowe; son Elvis Wright; daughter Rosemary Edgecombe; son-in-law Johnly Edgecombe; adopted daughters Sherrilean Russell, Magnoa Rolle and Lynette Cooper; adopted sons the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, Ornel OC Cornish, Michael Bain and Franklin Lightbourne; sisters Ettamae Albury, Maggie Lowe and Terresa Murray; brothers Samuel Lowe,ObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar ies of Fies of F ies of Fies of F ies of F amilamil amilamil amil y and Fy and F y and Fy and F y and F rr rr r iendsiends iendsiends iends Mr. Eddie Sawyer Come check out our E-Tec 60 HP with tiller handle.Just in time for crawfish season. Full range of reliable Johnson & advanced Evinrude motors & partsIn stock 2 250 hp at lower than U.S. Prices Factory trained mechanics and reliable service Ask about our three year warranty policy Dolphin MarineGreen Turtle Cay242-365-4262 Island MarineParrot Cay242-366-0282 Sea House MarineHope Town242-366-0023 Roberts marineGreen Turtle Cay242-365-4249 Marsh Harbour Boat Yard Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat LiftServices include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Mechanical repairs Well stocked marine store (incorporating Triple J Marine Store)For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.com Othnell Lowe and Floyd Lowe; grandchildren Johnaleer, Romando, Johnesha Edgecombe, Quaneka and Kalin Wright; uncle Leroy Lowe; aunt Christina Cooper; sisters-in-law Rebecca McKenzie, Dorothy Sands, Mable Joseph, Mary Lowe, Shirley Lowe, Louise, Shirley and Willamae Wright; brothers-in-law Elder Joseph, Erskine Lofton, Minister Alfonso Wright, Gordon Murray, Glenroy Albury, Leroy Sands and Sonny Joseph; nieces; nephews, and many other family and friends. 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

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 B OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIES G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636Sales, Rentals and Property ManagementE-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www,oceanblueproperties.comON GREEN TURTLE CAY: New! 3/4 acre lot facing Atlantic Ocean beach. 112' x 290' north end. $625,000 plus 7% to close 1/46 acres on north end. 135' on Atlantic Ocean beach. $480,000 plus 7% to close 14 lots across from Atlantic Ocean with waterfront on Inner White Sound. acre and up. Starting at $78,650 Quiet waterfront on Black Sound. Excellent storm protection. 1.35 acres. 125' dock. Close to bonefish flats and Gillam Bay beach. $650,000 A jewel of a home with pool set high on a bluff overlooking the Sea of Abaco. One acre. Stunningly landscaped with wooden decks and walkways. Six building set in pod arrangement. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Wicker and rattan furniture. A/C throughout. Satellite TV. 1.98 million plus 7% to close acre near ocean beach and Coco Bay beach. High on ridge. Many fruit trees. B$85,000 Three acre lots within 5 minute walk of public dock, waterfront and Green Turtle Club $60-$70,000 each 2 bed 2 bath furnished home with view of ocean and Sea of Abaco. A/C throughout. W/D. Wrap around porch. Reef close enough to swim to. Many custom pieces. $575,000 plus 7% to close ONO North End: Stunning, furnished 3 bed 2 bath home with fireplace. 125' on Atlantic Ocean. 35' elevation. Commanding views of the ocean. Spacious screened-in porch. One acre. $1.32 million plus 7% to close New! Prime waterfront location in the town of New Plymouth at Long Dock. Water views. Two story furnished commercial site plus one bedroom and one bedroom one bath full apartment. $390,000 plus 2% Hilltop lot 200' by 300' offering views of the Sea of Abaco and Coco Bay. Large mature trees. B$360,000 Under construction: three 40 x 32 foot 2 bedroom 2 full bath cottages. 9 ft. ceilings. Landscaped. Central A/C Water maker. Ceiling fans throughout. Five minute walk to Coco Bay beach and 5 more minutes walk to ocean beach. B$ 360,000 gross A perfect site on White Sound. 2 bedroom 2 bath main house with deck and porch. Boathouse and 2 Whalers. Guest cottage with one bedroom and one bath. Waterfront on the Sea of Abaco. Only accessible by boat. Needs work. $660,000 ONO Four unit income producing building with views of Coco Bay and dock. $700,000 plus 7% to close. MUNJACK CAY: 1/4 acre on Atlantic Ocean. 125' frontage. $183,000 gross LITTLE AMBRIGRIS CAY: 9 acres. Dock site. Beach. High hill. $695,000 plus 14% closing costs. ABACO MAIN LAND: 100' x 200' on the Sea of Abaco. Near Fire Road. B$59,000 110' x 200' on Sea of Abaco. New nearly finished home 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom. Near Fire Road B$177,000 UNDER CONTRACT: The Beachhouse $1.85 million plus 7% to close Osprey Nest $957,500 gross Lot 11 Coco Bay $70,800 gross Surcouf House $525,000 plus 7% Pirates Rest Furnished house $515,000 plus 7% to close 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 Abaco Tug & TransportTug & Barge Work Available for Charters Sand & Rock Deliveries Container & Building Material DeliveriesMarine Construction & DevelopmentBoulders Dock & Sea Wall Construction Hi Tide Boat Lifts Dredging Excavation Land Clearing Trenching Drilling BlastingOn the waterfront at the end of the Key Club Road P.O. Box AB20285, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 367-5205 / 367-5206 Fax 367-4018 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 By Portia Jonsson Effective July 1st Mr. Don Cornish, former Manager of the Abaco Tourist Office, takes on the new role as District Manager at the Bahamas Tourist Office in Florida. The Abaco Tourist Office hosted a surprise farewell party for him at Mangoes Restaurant and Pool Bar on the evening on June 18th attended by many of his family, friends and department heads. They all wished him well in his new endeavours. Ms. Jeritzan Outten and staff of the Abaco Tourist Office extended best wishes to Don as he takes up his new position as District Manager. The staff of the Bahamas Tourism Office on Abaco organized a farewell party for Don Cornish to celebrate his leaving this office for the Tourism office in Florida. Shown here are Mrs. Jeritzan Outten, Director of Tourism for Abaco, Ms. Wynsome Ferguson, Mr. Cornish and Mrs. Kendi Anderson.Farewell Party Was Held for Don Cornish Road Safety Is Everyones Responsibility

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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. 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QFREE Q FREE QFREE Q FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TETE TETE TE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery New Officers Are InstalledBy Jennifer Hudson Installation of officers and board for the Rotary Club of Abaco 2004-2005 took place during an Installation Banquet on June 27th at the Abaco Beach Hotel. Outgoing President, Mrs. Jacquelyn Estevez, in her summation of her year in office, said, It has been a very challenging but successful year and much has been accomplished. Rotary members repainted huts and upgraded the park at Goombay Village, held a successful steak-out to aid Hugh Cottis medical fund, assisted with the Friends of the Environment beach clean up, raised enough money from the Christmas bell ringing to donate more than 80 bags of foodstuffs to the less fortunate, donated a $1,200 scholarship to the Bahamas Marine Mammal Centre for a student internship and assisted at many community events. The highlight of my year in office, stated Mrs. Estevez, was being able to assist a child at the Every Child Counts School who was unable to walk. Through funds raised by the Rotary Clubs Golf Tournament, a walker was purchased for him and he now almost dances around the school, she said. Eight new members joined the Rotary Club of Abaco during the year, four of whom are members of the incoming board. After a delicious meal during which dinner music was provided for the very appreciative audience by the Jesus vocal group and violinist Jennifer Hudson, Assistant District Governor, Richard McCombe, introduced guest speaker, Past District Governor, Mr. Barry Rassin. Mr. Rassin began by congratulating this wonderful club and expressed his pleasure at how visible Rotary is on the island of Abaco through their safety warning signs outside the schools and collection bottles for Polio Plus. Polio Plus is Rotary Internationals biggest ongoing project and has resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number of polio cases throughout the world. Mr. Rassin ended by saying; If everyone in the world were a Rotarian, there would be no world problems. The installation of 2004-2005 officers and board was performed by Mr. Richard McCombe. Officers are: President: Kevin Sterling, Treasurer: Steve Davis, Secretary: Sandra Albury, Sergeant at Arms: Joann Bradley, Vocational Service: Frederik Gottlieb, Club Service: Bryan Thompson, International Service: Peter Bradley, Community Service: Gentry Morris. Incoming President, Mr. Kevin Sterling, began his address by stating that, I accept this position as one of awesome responsibility and there is much to be done this year. His focus will be: Health concerns on Abaco, mainly cancer and AIDS Education and literacy. Assisted by the ECC School, Rotary will see that every first grader on Abaco will be screened to identify any difficulties in learning. Water management and conservation and the alleviation of poverty. The Family of Rotary integrating Rotarians with non-Rotarians to get others involved. Club News Outgoing President Jacquelyn Estevez is receiving a plaque thanking her for her year of service. Incoming President Kevin Sterling presented it while Past District Governor Barry Rassin looked on. Please see Clubs Page 9 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.bswww.greenturtlerealestate.com#5101Waterfront beauty with pool in lovely Treasure Cay. Located on a sea walled lot with a commanding view of the sea of Abaco. Comprising of three bedrooms, two and one half bathrooms and over 1000 sq. ft. bonus area in upper floor area. This house is a must see. Reduced to $546,000. Motivated seller! #5135Two bedroom, two and one half bathroom vacation rental villa. Located in a resort setting, this villa comes complete with a deeded dock slip and many more amenities. Villa is completely furnished and in turn-key condition. Offered at $525,000 Beachfront/Canal front package. Located in beautiful Leisure Lee. Enjoy the lifestyle of living on the beach and having secure dockage for you boat. This is truly a boating persons dream come true. Price reserved by owner. Please call for details. Hurry, this wont last!

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 B 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 Left The Pilot Club of Abaco thanks the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue organization for its dedicated efforts in responding to emergencies in and around Marsh Harbour. Shown above is Pilot President Zally Chu presenting a check of appreciation to Heath Higgs representing the fire department while Pilot member Joyce Mackey assists in the presentation. Club NewsMr. Sterling closed by saying, I intend that this centennial year will be one of continual growth for the club. Dr. Denise Archer and Mr. Haziel Albury received Paul Harris Fellowship awards. This indicates that $1000 was donated in her name to the Rotary Foundation.medals and Mrs. Jacqueline Estevez was presented with a plaque and past President pin. A Paul Harris award is the highest award that the Rotary Club has. It is given when a gift of $1000 is made to the Rotary Fund. Each new Paul Harris Fellow receives a commemorative certificate, a Paul Harris ClubsFrom Page 8 Ericas House Cleaning Lawn &House MaintenanceBook Keeping Arranged grocery pre-stocking Phone: (242) 367-5867 Cell: (242) 357-6932 Property Management Outgoing Pilot Club President, Mrs. Zallimoon Chu, is shown leading up to the installation of Mr. Craig Cornish as new President, the first male president in The Bahamas. Please see Clubs Page 13 Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@coralwave.comWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote,Dr. Denise Archer

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Page 10 B The Abaconian July 1, 2004 Elbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and Property FLAMINGO VILLAS Fabulous Villas located at the mouth of Hope Town Harbour. These 2 bed/2 bath villas are beautifully furnished with West Indian decor throughout. A dip pool is shared and surrounded by open decking. Sold fully furnished, totally turnkey, rental history. Price:$1,870,000DORROS COVELot #18 hillside, ocean view, electric and telephone in place, ready to build $151,500 Lot #21 hilltop, Sea of Abaco and ocean views, private dock slip at Tahiti Beach Price:$233,000MARNIES LANDING Private marina community at the sou Each lot comes with private dock slip at the marina, homesites staggered for optimal views. Starting at:$288,000CENTRELINE ROAD, central Elbow Cay three contingent lots, b/t 910 thousand sq. ft. each. Multi-zoned, residential or commercial, ideal spot for small business. Lots starting at $60,000 Call Greg Roberts for details.OCEAN FRONT LOTSPRISTINE OCEANFRONT PROPERTY, secluded, private North Elbow Cay. Lot #54 109 white sandy ocean front $495,000. Lot #53 121 white sandy ocean front $495,000. Combine both lots for incredible parcel of 1+ acres of ocean front. Call Greg Roberts for details and appointment to view.MARNIES LANDING Acre ocean front lot, dock slip in private marina included. Price:$695,000WHITE SOUND Ocean lot #23, perfect for single home or two villas, near marina, great surfing beach. $440,000. White Sound, 3 contiguous ocean lots with dock rights on White Sound Bay, sold as one parcel, or seperately. Price:each $440,000HOMES & LANDFamily Island SpecialistsChris Thompson(chris@hopetown.com)Greg Roberts(greg@hopetown.com)Ph: (242) 366-0216 www.elbow-cay.com Fax: (242) 366-0223Located on Lubbers Quarters Cay. Development faces the Sea of Abaco across from Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. Beautiful sunrises. Each homesite comes with a dock slip at the private marina. Great investment opportunity.Starting at: $89,000 LUBBERS QUARTERS Custom built 3 bed/2 bath island home. 2200+ sq. ft. one lot away from Atlantic, ideal rental or second home. Open floor plan, second floor master suite with ocean views, cable, phone, central a/c, offered exclusively, and shown by appt. only. Price: $1,756,0003+ acre private cay, undeveloped, accessed from Elbow Cay, located in White Sound, great elevation, deep water for dock, rare opportunity, serious inquiries only, shown by appointment.Price: $630,000 Price: $1,500,000Custom Timber Peg ocean front home, views of Tilloo Cay and beyond. 3B/3B, spacious kitchen open to great room, large wrap around deck with pool, and private dock slip at Tahiti Beach. Price: $1,550,000Pineapple Beach House Custom ocean front home on sandy beach, 4 b/3 b, open kitchen and great room on second floor w/ balconies for incredible views, completely furnished, freshwater pool. Detached garage offers additional 1bed/1 bath studio. Rental history available, great buy. Price: $1,300,000Incredible parcel of property with 2 bedroom, 2 bath home located on the Atlantic Ocean in historic Hope Town Settlement. 74 feet of ocean front on long white sandy shore. The house has open floor plan with large kitchen and great/dining room, vaulted ceilings, good rental history. ATLANTIC HORIZONS EAST VIEW JOES CAY CASA LUISA OCEAN HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE ELBOW CAY ELBOW CAY ELBOW CAELBOW CA ELBOW CAELBOW CA ELBOW CA Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMESUNDER CONTRACT 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. This is the season when our electric bills are at their biggest with air conditioners working constantly. However, there are ways that can reduce those bills. You should have your air conditioning system checked professionally each year and this should include checking the refrigerant, lubricating the motors, tightening belts and changing the filers. Maybe the coils need to be cleaned. Check your attic to make sure there is adequate ventilation. Your attic is the hottest place in the house. Keeping your attic ventilated will keep the rest of your home cooler and help your roof last longer. Your attic should have vents in the soffit as well as ridge vents along the top of your roof. Wind-driven turbines can substitute for ridge vents. Electric vent fans can help also. Attic insulation will keep the heat in the attic out of the rest of the house. You can test if heat is coming down into your house by feeling the ceiling on a hot afternoon. If it feels warm to the touch you need to install more insulation. If you have batt insulation, it has an R value which indicates how effective it is. It should have an Rvalue of at least 30. Wall insulation is also very important but is very expensive to install after a house is built. You need to seal your house. You can use up to 10 percent more air conditioning if there are cracks or gaps around windows and doors. Keep your doors and windows closed. Keep the air moving. Ceiling fans keep us cool by speeding evaporation of perspiration from our skin. A fan makes a 78degree room feel six degrees cooler. Fans work only on people and pets so turn the fan off when you leave the room. Turn up the thermostat. Raising your thermostat setting from 72 degrees to 78 degrees can reduce your cooling costs by as much as one-fourth. Each degree on your thermostat can cut your energy bill by three percent or more. Change the filter or clean the filter every other week. A dirty filter makes your air conditioner work harder to force air through the trapped dirt. A new filter saves energy and gives cleaner air. Keep your drapes and blinds closed. It is especially important to block the hot afternoon sun coming in through the west windows of your house. Reduce humidity in your house. Use bathroom and kitchen vent fans to take excess moisture out of the house. Finally, make sure your clothes dryer vents to the outside. Turn off lamps, television sets, and other heat-producing items when they are not in use. Use flourescent lights which create less heat than incandescent bulbs.Ways You Can Reduce Your Electric Bill CJCJ CJCJ CJ s s s s s WW WW W elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop On the waterfront at the end of Key Club Rd. Marsh Harbour Phones: 367-4011 or 367-4879 Fax: 367-4018 Custom Fabrication Decorative Security Bars Marine Items Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, Boat Trailers Fuel & Water Tanks Outboard Brackets Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Machine Shop Offering: Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Cylinder Head ResurfacingCustom T-tops Made & Fitted hereAluminum, Stainless & Black Iron Welding

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 BElbow 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 PRICEMan-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 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. 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. 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 $325,000. 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.com07/01/04 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 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" Treasure Cay Galleon Bay 4 Bedroom, 3 bath, 4,000 sq.ft. canal-front home with 1,280 sq.ft. of open and covered decks. On two parcels of land totaling over 3/4 acre. 48 layalong private dock. Beautifully furnished and landscaped with great Sea of Abaco views. #AB124 NEW LISTING $1,395,000.. NEW LISTING "B-Team" Kathleen Albury, BRIEstate Agent Appraiser Elbow CayTel/Fax: (242) 366-0700 cell: (242 ) 477-5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.com Chris Plummer, BRIEstate Agent Green Turtle CayTel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 Cell: (242) 554-9451 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.com VHF Channel 16 Margot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.com John Cash, BRIBroker Treasure CayTel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 Cell: (242) 477-5056 e.mail: jic@oii.net Derek A. Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Marsh Harbour Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6856 e.mail: dereklee@oii.net Faron SawyerEstate Agent Marsh HarbourTel: (242) 367-5454 Cell: (242) 359 6981 e.mail: faron@hgchristie.com NEW AGENT!

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Page 12 B The Abaconian July 1, 2004 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above. $1,292,000 Another World This name gives you an idea of this special family island beach home. 5 bed/ 5 bath CBS house on world reknown Treasure Cay beach with many features/ extras including a van and golf cart. Areal MUST SEE $1,292,000 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+/Beginning at $800,000 Canal Frontbeginning at $125,000 Golf Course / Interiorbeginning at $35,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Dr. Kelvin Gipson Foot Doctor July 16, 2004 P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020 Dr. Charles Johnson Ears, Nose, Throat July 8, 2004 Ms. Kim Scriven Audiology Hearing aids, hearing testing July 9, 2004 Dr. Gregory Neil Plastic Surgeon July 9, 2004 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing July 9, 2004 Mr. Christopher R. Monize Physical Therapist July 9, 2004 Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist July 14, 2004 Dr. Jerome Lightbourne Pediatric Cardiologist July 16, 2004 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) July 16, 2004 Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner July 17, 2004 Dr. Hubert Minnis Ob Gyn / Ultrasound July 17, 2004 Dr. May Hestmo Hand and Orthopedic Surgeon July 17, 2004 Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist July 19, 2004Dr. Ida Mae Hanna Dietician, Healthy Lifestyle July 19, 2004Ms. Ava Thompson Child & Adolescent Psycologist July 23, 2004 Mr. Christopher R. Monize Physical Therapist July 23, 2004 Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound Technician July 24, 2004 Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist July 28, 2004 Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist July 29, 2004For Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. Francis Biney Primary Care Non-emergency House Calls Dr. KJA Rodgers Opthalmologist Date Pending Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist July 31, 2004 Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 B Abaco Real Estate AgencyAbacos oldest and most experienced Real Estate Agency Long BeachABACO REAL ESTATE AGENCYP.O. Box AB-20404, Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Phone:(242) 367-2719 Fax:(242) 367-2359 See additional listings or on our websiteRoyal Harbour Marsh Harbour Lot #26 consisting of 14,583 sq. ft. Offered at: $117,000 Escape Hatch Newly furnished and fully equipped 2 bed/ 2 bath condo unit at Regattas of Abaco. Offered at: $260,000 Dorros Cove Elbow Cay Lots #39 & #40 Offered as one parcel. Approx. 220 X 220 fabulous unobstructed ocean views. Offered at: $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 $14,000 each Casuarina Point Residential lot 80 x 125 $15,000 Marsh Harbour 13,000 sq ft residential lot next to Chelseas Choice $33,500 Gross Guana Cay Only 6 lots remaining in 15 lot sub-division, selling fast. Offered from $120,000 Guana Cay 5 Direct beach front lotsstarting from $250,00030 min drive south of Marsh Harbour Subdivision has electricity, water & phone service 1. Interior lots with great views from $49,900 2. Side by side lots just across from the beach 80 x 125 each$57,000 eachwww.abacobahamas.com SUNRISE BAYA Private, Residential Community on the Sea of Abaco in the heart of Marsh Harbour Next door to Regattas of AbacoLots starting at B$117,000SELLING FASTSUNRISE BAYGuana Cay ocean front prime property, approx. 3.6 acres, secluded home surrounded by hundreds of coconut palms, 3 bed / 2 baths upstairs, efficiency and bath downstairs. Includes a newly upgraded gourmet kitchen, double oven Viking stove, refrigerated wine bar, huge Blue Bahia granitetopisland, stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher. Poured concrete house with 3/20,000 gallon cisterns. Approximately 258 feet on ocean and the bay, approx. 600 feet between ocean and bay. 175 foot dock, covered dock fishing area with a stepdown for swimming. Ocean waves perfect for surfing withtropical reefs beyond. House has a wrap-around porch with views in every direction. $1,395,000 Gross UNDER CONTRACT SOLD UNDER CONTRACT Kathleen Albury, BRI a professional Licensed Real Estate Appraiser who has performed work for most local financial institutions, many attorneys and private individuals. She also serves as Estate Agent with H.G. Christie, Ltd. with six years of extensive and varied experience in real estate, both in the U.S. and the Bahamas, four of these years in Abaco. She maintains licenses in both countries. She has completed many continuing education courses, having received her Bahamas Real Estate Institute designation, and can be considered one of the best trained realtors in Abaco. Kathleen serves all of Abaco and currently resides in Hope Town, Elbow Cay.When you require a Real Estate Appraisal, please call: HGChristie.comP.O. Box AB 20777 Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367 5454 Fax: (242) 367 5452 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.com BE PREPARED...For any kind of Power FailureYanmar Generator10.6 27.5. kVACummings Generator550 2250 kVA We also carry John Deere generators 16-310 kVA Deutz Generators 315-585 kVA STANDBY GENERATORS Starting at $9000 with authentic switch boxes Generating power solutions from 10-50,00 kVA For Home or Business We can supply the power Contact Randy Collins at 544-9279 E-mail: clyn@batelnet.bs Fellow pin and a medallion. According to a fellow Rotarian, someone sponsored Dr. Archer for the honor. The money will provide one well in India, two prosthetic limbs for children, four cataract surgeries on children and 4000 doses of polio vaccine. Dr archer is practicing dentistry in Marsh Harbour and is the proprietor of Diamante Dental. She has been very active in the Rotary Club and in working with young people through the Interact Club, an arm of the Rotary Club.Pilot ClubNew Officers Take OfficeThe Pilot Club of Abaco installed new officers in a ceremony on June 26 at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall in Dundas Town. Although Pilot International has had clubs in The Bahamas since 1821, no male has ever held the office of President. With the installation of Mr. Craig Cornish as President, the Abaco Club has made history. Other officers include President Elect Claudius Rolle, Treasurer Sharon Dorsette, Assistant Treasurer Enid White, Recording Secretary Adrienne Spicer, Director of The Pilot Club of Abaco under the Patronage of Pilot International, focuses on brainrelated disorders. The clubs aim is to assist anyone afflicted with brain-related problems and to promote BrainMinders education to the public. Amber Wilmore is a nine year old in our community who was injured as an infant. Her ongoing medical condition requires regular treatment which is very costly. The Pilot Cub of Abaco has been a constant supporter of Ambers medical bills and is once again contributing. Outgoing Pilot President, Mrs. Zallimoon Chu is presenting a check to Mrs. Elaine Martinborough, Ambers mother to assist with the medical expense. On the right is Pilot member Joyce Mackey. More Club NewsOutgoing Pilot President Mrs. Zallimoon Chu is presenting a check to Mrs. Lyn Major to assist with the Every Child Counts school in Marsh Harbour which works with children who cannot attend regular school. Operations Zallimoon Chu, Director of Projects Donnaree Cornish and Director of Youth Phillipa Farrington. The Pilot Club of Abaco has 23 members and sponsors three Anchor Clubs. The Anchor Clubs are for young people in grades 8-12 and are at St. Francis de Sales School, Forest Heights Academy and Abaco Central High School. These clubs meet weekly and do community service work. Clubs From PageRoad Safety Is Everyones Responsibility

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Page 14 B The Abaconian July 1, 2004 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. Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned and Rehubbed Aluminum Brass Stainless Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum SandblastingPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Ryans Architecture and Consultant on Stratton Drive in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the weekend of June 13. Nothing appeared to be missing. Six Yahama outboard power heads valued at $44,000 were stolen from four different boats in the Abaco Yacht Services Shipyard in Green Turtle Cay sometime during the June 11 weekend. A 27-foot blue Contender boat with two 2200 HP Yahama outboards was stolen during the week beginning June 5 from the Royal Palm Marina at Treasure Cay. A 20-foot outboard with three persons on board was run over by a freight barge on the morning of June 14. No one was injured in the incident which occurred between Marsh Harbour and Hope Town. A visitor drowned on June 15 while snorkeling off the north end of Guana Cay. A digital camera and a cell phone were stolen from an unattended car at Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour on June 17. A Sandy Point woman awoke during the night of June 18 to discover a man her house. She recognized him and the police later arrested the intruder. However, while at the police station, he assaulted the police officer and escaped. The Sandy Point man was later brought into custody. The L.C. Hull building on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of June 18. Nothing appeared to be missing. An Eastern Shore house in Marsh Harbour was broken into mid-day June 21and $3,000 in jewelry was stolen. A Spring City man was arrested on June 21 for stealing and house breaking. A customer of a nightclub in Dundas Town was assaulted on June 22 by a man he knew vaguely. An employee of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge reported on June 22 that someone had entered his room during the evening hours but nothing appeared to be missing. A van in Treasure Cay had a window smashed and a Sound DVD screen taken. An unsuccessful attempt was made to take a DVD player. This happened during the day of June 24. A woman outside her house in the Mud section of Marsh Harbour noticed smoke coming from one of her windows about 7 p.m. on June 24. The room was engulfed in flames and the entire house burned down. A Dundas Town woman was threatened with harm by her ex-boyfriend on June 24 while in a Marsh Harbour store. A young man from Moores Island was punched in the face about midnight while attending the Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour on June 25. He believed the assailant was from Spring City. A house in the Pigeon Peas section of Marsh Harbour was broken into during the evening of June 25. Stolen were a leather bag, two Haitian passports, two travel documents and $300 in cash. A Dundas Town woman attending Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour on June 25 was slapped in the face about 9 p.m. by a man from Spring City. A young man from Dundas Town was threatened by a man wielding a cutlass in the vicinity of Abaco Wholesale in Marsh Harbour on June 26. A Dundas Town man was arrested near Abaco Wholesale on June 26 for assault with a dangerous instrument. Had been identified earlier in an assault and a cutlass was found in his car. A cell phone was stolen from a car while parked at a residence in the Mud section of Marsh Harbour on June 26 just before dusk. The office of Rental Wheels in Marsh Harbour was broken into through a hole in the roof during the night of June 26 and a $600 video recorder was stolen. The A.B. Apostolic Church on Crockett Drive in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of June 26. An amplifier, DVD player and cordless microphone were stolen, valued at $1300. Bs Sunrise Souvenirs in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of June 26. Two boxes of cigars worth $81and $17 in coins were stolen.Police Crime Report 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.Split Rocks Sea of Abaco Acreage! "Lukkai", a commercially zoned offering, encompasses 15 acres of rolling hills and near-virgin forest. Situated between Treasure Cay and Treasure Cay International Airport, the property runs 650 feet on the Highway and boasts over 630 feet on the Sea of Abaco. Access roads, interior roads and paths, 30'x50' storage building. The high elevation affords lovely views. Perfect for a small resort or secluded estate. Hardshore for possible dockage. Well suited for Development or Buyer looking for privacy and seclusion. #8729 Ralistically priced at $590,000Bahama Palm Shores. Priced to sell! Nice 10,000 s. f. home site in Section 2. Walk to gorgeous 8 Mile Beach! #6872 $15,000Scotland Cay. Rare, UNDER CONTRACT! 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 $245,000Bahama Palm Shores. Priced to sell! Nice 10,000 s. f. home site in Section 2. Walk to gorgeous 8 Mile Beach! #6872 $15,000 Bahama Palm Shores. NEW! Two adjacent lots, Section IV, Casuarina Drive, 200' to beach. Clear sight-lines to Atlantic, build up for superb views! #3646 $41,000 each Guana Cay. Quaint 2/2 cottage, just steps to the beach. Vaulted ceilings, tile, screened porch, elevated deck, A/C, day dockage. Excellent rental record. #7900 $385,000 Guana Cay. NEW! Beach front home site, 1.5+ acres, 100' of beach, no rock. Property like this is disappearing fast! Act Now! #8842. Serious Inquiries Only $499,000 Lubbers Quarters. NEW! Abaco Ocean Club. 10,000+ s.f. home site on Marlin Way cul-de-sac. Close to marina. Priced to move. #7316.$45,000 Short-term Vacation Rentals Marsh Harbour. Enjoy convenient in-town location, right in the heart of it all, convenient to restaurants, marinas, ferries. All amenities within a short walk, select high-end, self-catering private condos. A/C, fully equipped for an unforgettable holiday. Two-night minimum stay. Call for further information. Your Key to Real Estate Sales & Appraisals In The Bahamas Serving The Bahamas for Over 50 YearsRoyal Harbour Village. Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance Visit our web site to view these properties and moreTel: 242-367-3262 Fax: 242-367-3260www.bahamasrealty.bs E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bs Select Properties Split Rocks

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 BLIGHTBOURN REALTYHope Town Representative Ainsley Harrison Hope 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, Bahamianbuilt furniture, close to town and includes a 2bed/1bath cottage. Watch the sunrise every morning from the extensive patios and enjoy the views of the turquoise Atlantic Ocean. Direct beach frontage. A rare and unique offering. $1,970,000 Marsh Harbour #5150 NEW LISTING Harbour front property on Pelican Shores Own this 172' of harbour front. 1+ acre of landscaped property with fruit trees. This home is approx: 3,000 sq ft. and consists of 3 beds 3 1/2 bath with a covered carport. Dont let this one slip by. Call now! $1,750,000 Marsh Harbour#5078 Pelican shores This lovely 2 bed/2 1/2 bath is in one of the most desired locations. This home features open living area, ceramic tile throughout, laundry room and a private dock. This home has gorgeous views of the Sea of Abaco. Fantastic Listing. $940,000. Man-O-War #0331 This elegant 3 bedroom, 3 bath island beauty comprises of 3,200 sq ft with all modern day features. Features include Corian counter tops, six burner stove, wine cellar and much more. Property includes guest cottage with a 2b/2b and ocean views as well. Only steps away from a white sandy beach. $1,610,000 Marsh Harbour #5106 Great opportunity investment. 5 octagonal wooden buildings comprises of 2,985 sq ft. These buildings are now currently being used for commercial ventures. There are two upstairs units that are 1bed/1bath apartments. This property is located on the main tourist strip. Fantastic investment. $640,000 Guana Cay Summerwind #5038 2b/2b home with central A/C, screened-in porch, adjacent to resort property. Great rental potential through the resort with rights to use the resorts amenities. Fantastic offer. $260,000 Guana Cay Guana Ridge House #0271 4bed/2bath home with a 2bed / 1bath apartment situated on a magnificent bluff presenting views of the Sea of Abaco. This home has a fantastic rental history. Also features a private dock. Dont delay. Call today! $699,000 Marsh Harbour #5105 Great investment. This duplex features 2 beds and 2 baths in each unit. Both features open living, kitchen and dining area. Furnished and well kept. $260,000 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 for prices. Hope Town This 3 story island home is only a few minutes walk from the beach. Offers views of the Sea of Abaco. This building is only 3 years old, and is in very good condition. $650,000. 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 Point #5072 This 1 1/2 story beach front residence sits on two acres of beautiful waterfront. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, kitchen/living and dinning room, utility, garage and boathouse. Great for deep sea or bonefishing, water sports or relaxation. Enjoy the white powder sandy beach with lots of room for expansion. Mailin Sands mailin@mlrealty.net Ph. (242) 367-2992 Fax (242) 367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasMarsh Harbour Office Yellowwood #0164 Vacant lot approx. 125' x 150' close to Cherokee Sound and Little Harbour $23,500. UNDER CONTRACT 5004 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. Call today.

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Page 16 B The Abaconian July 1, 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 Bustic Bight private, two bedroom apartments, fully furnished, on the water. $800 monthly. Call 365-0448 or 367-2445 Dundas Town 3 bed 2.5 bath, laundry, unfurnished. Call 242-324-8970 Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Houses and Apartments For RentClassified Advertisements RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT Island Property ManagementJulie Farrington & Leslie SawyerP.O. Box AB-22758 Green Turtle Cay Abaco Tel: (242) 365-4695 or 365-4047 email: ipmjulie@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/ipm Vacations Rentals RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSGreat Guana Cay 3 bedroom luxury home with dock. Fabulous views. $2000 per week. Call Robert at 704-299-6954 or www.blacktipcove.com Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com Marsh Harbour hill top apartments, 2 bed/1 bath, central A/C, fully furnished. Call 3672951 or 366-0347 after 5 Your Ad Could Be HereCall 367-3202 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 New Edition Now AvailableFifteenth Annual Edition includes updated colour nautical charts, 16 additional pages, new colour aerial photographs, a proven GPS waypoint system and progressive harbour entry photographs to provide expert guidance for novices or experienced mariners.Also Available direct from White Sound Press Voice: 386 423-7880 Fax 386 423-7557 Web: www.wspress.com email: orders@wspress.comStill Only $19.95Available at most marina stores and fine gift shops throughout Abaco. Wholesale distribution in Abaco by Abaco Treasures and Solomons Abaco. Retail in United States by West Marine, Boat US, Boaters World, Cruising Guide Publications, and Bluewater Books and Charts. 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.bsBy Portia Jonsson Domestic violence is a widespread problem and Abaco like other places faces a major challenge in an effort to put an end to it. In view of this, the Abaco Police in conjunction with Social Services held two nightly Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Seminars at the Central Abaco Primary School on June 23rd and 24th. Assistant Superintendent Clarence A. Russell, Officer in Charge Abaco District, in his address said for the past 16 months he has been in this district, he has become increasingly concerned by the significant number of reports on sexual offences and domestic violence throughout our community. In an effort to bring about awareness to the community and curtail this problem, ASP Russell spoke with Acting Commissioner John Rolle and asked for his assistance in sending a team of specialists to the island to educate and inform persons on the subject of domestic violence. This knowledgeable and capable team consisted of W/Sgt. Denise Rose and W/ Asst. Superintendent Elaine Sands of the Community Relations Sections, who discussed the dynamics of domestic violence and community partnership. Domestic violence or spouse abuse is physically or emotionally harmful acts between husbands and wives or between other individuals in intimate relationships. Domestic violence is sometimes referred to as intimate violence. It includes violence that occurs in dating and courtship relationships, between former spouses and between gay and lesbian partners. Abuse between intimate partners can take many forms. It may include emotional or verbal abuse, denial of access to resources or money, restraint of normal activities or freedom (including isolation from friends and family), sexual coercion or assault, threats to kill or to harm and physical intimidation or attacks. In extreme cases, domestic violence may result in the death of a partner. Domestic violence cuts across lines of race, nationality, language, culture, economics, sexual orientation, physical ability and religion to affect people from all walks of life. Domestic violence is serious wherever and whenever it happens. The Bahamas enacted The Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act in 1991 based on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) model legislation. The CARICOM model legislation on sexual offences and domestic violence was compiled in recognition of the fact that victims of such crimes were reluctant to report the matter to the police for a number of reasons. The nature of the offences made it difficult for individuals to speak about it, particularly when being threatened. Also, the stigma and trauma attached to the whole process, especially appearing in court to give evidence and the subsequent publishing of details in open court and the media, meant that many victims would choose instead to remain silent or try to settle out of court. Domestic murders in The Bahamas for the years 2000-2003 2000 74 murders 2001 45 murders 2002 52 murders 2003 50 murders According to a representative from the Inter-American Development Bank, domestic violence costs more than traffic accidents and cancer. No single factor explains why men and women assault and abuse their partners. The factors most closely related to spouse abuse are low self esteem economic pressure learnt behaviour peer group behaviour alcohol or substance abuse sexual difficulties society in the past condoned it batterer uses violence to solve problems and it works batterer gets what he/she wants. Ms. Charlamae Fernander and Ms. Michelle Collie from the Department of Social Services spoke on the role of their department and how it relates to children. The Department of Social Services main objective is to protect the rights of every child in the Bahamas. Domestic violence can affect children in many ways. Young people may witness terrible acts of violence against their parents or care givers. Some children may never see the violence, but they may feel the tension, hear the fighting, and see the injuries left behind. Young people may be physically injured themselves if they try to intervene to stop the violence. Children may be asked to call the police or to keep a family secret. No matter the details of a familys situation, children and young people bear the burden of domestic violence, too. Children react in many different ways to violence in their homes. Individual children may respond differently even within the same family. Some children may become violent themselves, while others may withdraw. Some may act out at home or at school, while others constantly try to actDomestic Violence Is on the Rise Please see Abuse Page 17

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Great Guana Cay, New Listing 324' on beautiful Atlantic Ocean. 1 l/2 Acres on paved road & electricity access. Protected elevation with breath taking turquoise waters and reefs. Fastest developing island in Bahamas. (813) 661-8317 or CRuth369@aol.com Lubbers Quarters beautiful home across from Tilloo Cut with 2 kings / 2baths / queen loft, gorgeous view, convenient location, private boat slip, central A/C, turn key, rental history. By owner 242-366-0266 www.abacohomeforsale.com 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 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE 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. Zoned commercial. $65,000 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 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 #1Man-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: 242-367-2040sandra@abacorealtor.com www.abacorealtor.com Houses and Land For SaleClassified Advertisements Affordable Reliable200-800 GPD SC Compact 1000-1500 GPD SC StandardSK WatermakersMarine, Residential, and Commercial Systems from 150 to 10,000 Gallons per Day Superior Warranty Coverage Highest Quality Components Wide Range of Options RO Parts & Supplies(772) 489-0852 www.skwatermakers.com4675 N. US 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34946Installation Available in Abaco by:PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town like the perfect child. In order to protect the children, we must first protect the victim. Victims of domestic violence experience both short-term and long-lasting effects. Physical injuries can range from bruises, cuts and burns to broken bones, stab wounds, miscarriages and death. Victims can experience depression and other psychological distress, eating disorders, and alcohol and substance abuse problems, and they are more likely than other people to contemplate or attempt suicide. In the past people sometimes blamed victims for failing to leave abusive relationships. However, research indicates that most victims are not passive in response to abuse. Victims call the police, they go to social workers, they flee to the homes of friends or parents and they fight back physically. However, there are many factors love, security, religious belief, children, shame, belief that victim will change and financial problems that prevent victims from leaving violent relationships. People who are dependent on their partners emotionally and economically learn to endure abuse and remain in unhealthy relationships. Women who believe that the end of a relationship or of a marriage represents a personal failure are less likely to leave abusive relationships. Domestic violence is a multifaceted task and cannot be dealt with in isolation. It is a community project. In the past, police officers as a whole felt it was more important to maintain unity of a relationship than to protect individuals. Criminal prosecutions were discouraged in favour of more conciliatory options. In the year 2000, the Royal Bahamas Police Force embarked upon a new training programme to minimize domestic violence. This training exercise is tailored to fit police officers and front line community workers. Its objectives are: To develop communicating, listening and negotiating skills To attend to the physical and safety needs of the victim To provide them with information on the whole cycle of domestic violence laws To equip them with the necessary skills to train members of their department To develop support systems for victims To see domestic violence as a crime. Intervention is key to resolving domestic violence. Intervention is an emergency measure intended to stop violence, restore peace and if necessary arrest persons in violation of the law. If you are a victim, remember: You are not alone It is not your fault Tell a friend, family member, pastor, social worker, police/court Get a protection order Help is available AbuseFrom Page 16 By Jennifer Hudson The month of July was named Operation Defective Vehicle by Police Superintendent in charge of traffic, Willard Cunningham, in an effort to reduce the number of road traffic accidents throughout The Bahamas. He specified that this operation extends from Grand Bahama in the north to Inagua in the south. Mr. Cunningham stated, If a vehicle is likely to cause injury or damage to persons or property, cause unnecessary noise, vibration, smoke or smell, then the driver will be guilty of an offense and fined accordingly. The Marsh Harbour Traffic Police warns that although July in particular was named Operation Defective Vehicle to draw special attention to this problem, they will be vigilant in prosecuting any driver whose vehicle is not in a road worthy state at any time during the year. People are advised to make sure that their vehicles are at all times properly road worthy in order to keep the roads safe. Remember, defective vehicles can cause accidents and by taking care the life you save may be your own. A spokesman from the Marsh Harbour Police Department stated that in the first six months of this year there have been in excess of 60 traffic accidents in Central Abaco alone though, fortunately, no fatalities.Operation Defective Vehicle

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Page 18 B The Abaconian July 1, 2004 For SaleILLUSON MINI 12S SAILS: Main Roller Jib Spinnaker CONTROLS: Back Stay Cunningham Traveler Both boats and all equipment in excellent condition Presently in dry storage on Guana Cay Easily moved anywhere Mooring system included Ready to go NOW OWNER: Toby Strong aka Red Jacket on Guana Cay PRICE $ 2500 For all (Duty Paid} Cost New $6500 Contact Toby at 1 207 244 7102 to make arrangements Email: tstrong@tenuryhall.com Match racing at an affordable price 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 TION TION TION TION TION TEXATEXA TEXATEXA TEXA CO QCO Q CO QCO 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 LVICE L VICE LVICE 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 COBy Portia Jonsson The wedding and honeymoon market is a $46 billion dollar industry with a replenishing market of 2.8 million weddings annually; June and August are the most popular months. The year round expenditure on wedding related items and services is in excess of $1.29 billion annually. The Destination Weddings market is one of the fastest growing specialty markets in the Travel and Tourism Industry today. Brides and grooms select The Bahamas for their wedding and honeymoon destination for the purpose of enjoying the islands; romantic scenery, warm sandy white beaches, tropical gardens, fine shopping, glamorous casinos and water sports. To this end the Abaco Tourist Office held a one-day training seminar for wedding planners and coordinators on June 24th. This seminar was the first stage for consultants to become qualified by the Bahamas Tourism Office in Wedding Planning. It also helps in getting them into the database as consultants for Abaco. These Wedding Ambassadors for Abaco and indeed the entire Bahamas, were given a wealth of knowledge by Mrs. Sabrina Huyler-Ramsey, Senior Executive Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist with the Bahamas Tourist Office in Plantation, Florida. While on the island, Mrs. Ramsey attended a destination wedding in Treasure Cay and visited a number of potential sites for destination weddings. Mrs. Ramsey supplied all those taking part in the seminar with a very useful and informative booklet covering a wide range of topics in the wedding planning business. She discussed and explained many of them including code of ethics, attire, checklist, fee structures, letter of agreement and con-Tourism Held Wedding Planning SeminarThe Ministry of Tourisms Abaco Office held a one day Wedding Planners and Coordinators Training Seminar on June 24th. Pictured front row: Kendi Anderson (Abaco Tourist Office), Anita Rolle, Margel Smith and Mrs. Sabrina Huyler-Ramsey (Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist). Second row: Kevie Thomas, Joan Baillou, Lana Sawyer, Regina Laroda, Memose Daniel, Tiffany Bethell-Daxon and Kristina Unhjem. Back row: Randy Curry Please see Seminar Page 19 Well Done Drilling ServicesSpecializing inWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems: 350GPD to 200,000GPDExcavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles plantedTrenching: Trenching for underground utility services We serve all of Abaco including the caysCall us today for a free consultationMarsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842

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July 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. 96 Kia 1.9 ltr. blue-green color, low mileage, excellent condition. $5200 Call 367-3202 or 367-0185 after 5 99 Explorer Sport 4x4 loaded. Leaving island. Special price $14,000. Call 367-2479 after 5 p.m. 2002 Daewoo Tico, less than 7000 miles, excellent cond. A/C, stereo, color white, interior gray. $6,500 Call 365-6152 Dock Ladder steps. For more info, contact Sam Albury at 365-6058 or 477-5944 1997 200 HP Yamaha outboard, saltwater model, on Abaco, low hours. DUTY PAID. $2500 OBO Call 561-715-6603 18,000 BTU 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. Boston Whaler 17-19' reasonable condition, prefer w/Bimini top and trailer. 770-957-0986 or hamilton996@compuserve.com 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 23 Seacraft Sportfish 225 Merc, view at Lighthouse Marina. $15,900 OBO Call 3673596 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 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. $45,000 FINAL REDUCTION Contact Jack Dant @ 912-832-5153 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOAT WANTED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Big CaBig Ca Big CaBig Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 SUPPLY DEPOTHotel, Restaurant & Commercial Supplies Over 1000 Items in Stock Blue Warehouse on S.C. Bootle Hwy. Ph:/Fax: (242) 367-2128 Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsDon MacKay Blvd. near Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Island PharIsland Phar Island PharIsland Phar Island Phar macymacy macymacy macyPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 9 am 6:30 pm Sundays 10 am 4 pm Ph/Fax 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. VEHICLES FOR SALE 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 COMMERCIAL SERVICES COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats tracts. Mrs. Ramsey said this seminar will help to jump start many of those interested in the destination wedding business and assure her that Abacos consultants are professional and work as a team. Coordinator with the Abaco Tourist Office, Mrs. Kendi Anderson, who saw the need to organize a group of local wedding planners, said she wants to know that quality service is delivered to our visitors and Abaco is kept number one. All those taking part in this seminar will receive certificates of participation. SeminarFrom Page 18 By Jennifer Hudson Several months ago an article appeared in The Abaconian in which I bewailed the bland appearance of downtown Marsh Harbour, especially the large amounts of uninteresting tarmac which are what greet people along Don MacKay Boulevard. Both tourists and residents comment on the lack of attractiveness of the down town area and I suggested that some potted plants either in hanging baskets or along the walkway would go a long way to enhancing the area. Although nothing has appeared there yet a great start has been made on Queen Elizabeth Drive. Appreciation is due to Mr. Randy Key, a very civic minded person, who has made a great contribution to the beautification of that area and which it would be very nice to see continued by other civic minded people in other areas. Anyone who has recently traveled from the traffic light to Spooners cannot help but notice the beautiful array of plants in a border outside Mr. Keys house and the hanging baskets he has placed on each of the lamp poles in that area. Thank you very much, Mr. Key, and how attractive Don MacKay Boulevard could look if business owners there would follow your example. Another very big improvement has taken place in the area leading from the Insurance Management building up towards the ferry dock. Thanks to Local Government with donations from the Marsh Harbour, Spring City Town Committee, Alburys Ferry, Abaco Beach Hotel and Marco Air Conditioning approximately 3,000 feet of side walk has been constructed at a cost of $21,000. This not only makes for a much neater appearance but more importantly it provides a safer environment for pedestrians.Viewpoint Great Improvements Your ad here would be seen on the Internet www.abaconian.com Look for yourself

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Page 20 B The Abaconian July 1, 2004 OPEN MON SAT, 8 AM 7 PM & SUN, 9 AM 2 PM Stock up on groceries & supplies. Come in and check out our SAVINGS on great weekly specials! 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 SCHOOLS OUT. VALUES IN. HOT PRICES ON FANS & A/C UNITS$299912 Lasko Stand Fan4601333520$349916 Lasko Desk fan4601335550$399916 Lasko Stand fan4601340280$469918 Lasko Stand fan4601340220$16615GE 5200 BTU A/C Unit84691100102 STAY COOLWhile supplies last see store for details.