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VOLUME 12, NUMBER 13, JULY 15th, 2004 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction Regatta Attracts Sailors for Racing and FunRegatta Time in Abaco Celebrates Its 29th Year of Bringing VisitorsRegatta Time in Abaco has just completed its 29th year with a series of five sailboat races over nine days. Cruising sailboats participated in races which began on July 3 off Green Turtle Cay and culminated on July 10 off Marsh Harbour. This event encourages the visiting boaters to enjoy family fun racing in friendly competitions while exploring the beautiful beaches and quaint towns of our island. The fleet moved through Central Abaco from Green Turtle Cay to Guana Cay, ManO-War, Hope Town ending with a final awards party in Marsh Harbour. Several local boats competed with the visitors including the two Abaco work boats, the Abaco Rage and Lonesome Dove. Other boats traveled here from Nassau to join the group. A total of 65 sailboats participated this year while many other boaters and shore-side visitors timed their visits to coincide with the Regatta, swelling numbers at the nightly parities. Shore accommodations were full and restaurants and bars were crowded as the fleet moved through the island. Lay days provided time for the crews to be ashore to explore and shop. Please see Regatta Page 2 With spinnakers filled out, the sailboats competing in Regatta Time in Abaco races make a colorful show. Two of the classes in the races are allowed to use these extra sails. For more photos and story see page 2. North Abaco Honors Outstanding CitizensBy Jennifer Hudson While Independence celebrations in Nassau were dampened by very wet weather, the 31st anniversary of Independence celebrations in Abaco on July 9th took place under beautiful clear skies and a large crowd gathered at Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour to mark this significant occasion. The evening began with the presentation of awards by Mr. Robert Sweeting, Member of Parliament for South Abaco, to youth groups in recognition of their various achievements and to a number of adults who have made a great contribution in leading the youth of our community. The singing of the National Anthem by Miss Keisha Adderley led into an Ecumenical Service during which ministers from several different churches took part in prayersCelebrating 30 Years of IndependenceIndependence Day in North Abaco was celebrated with a program to honor outstanding citizens. It was held at Ingraham Park in Coopers Town on July 10. Honored were six freedom fighters and community builders, seven youth leaders, four youth and five taxi and public transportation persons. These awardees are shown at right. Central Abaco held its independence celebration at midnight on July 9 at Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour. The program included a talent show, an ecumenical service and march past by the Royal Bahamas Police Force. Below are ASP Clarence Russell and Insp. Godfrey Ferguson flanking Sr. Administrator Alexander Williams prior to their inspecting the officers.Midnight Program Observes Independence Please see Independence Page 7

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Page 2 The Abaconian July 15, 2004 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour 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 pm Appetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKESThe 10-day event began with about 1000 people enjoying the hospitality of a Cheeseburger in Paradise Party on Fiddle Cay near Green Turtle Cay. A street party on Green Turtle Cay and one later in Marsh Harbour were popular as usual. Entertainment included live bands, Junkanoo and limbo contests. Other festivities were held at a various resorts which provided entertainment. The Regatta has several classes allowing for the range of differences in the cruising boats. The races are professionally conducted and include a mixture of Olympic triangular courses and round the island courses off Guana Cay and Hope Town. A generous number of awards were given out after the first race, the third race and the culminating race. These trophies were sculptures created by Pete Johnston of Johnston Studios in Little Harbour, mounted on mahogany plaques and are highly prized pieces of art. The Ministry of Tourism is the major sponsor of Regatta Time in Abaco. Other sponsors included Mt. Gay Rum, Gulfstream Airlines, Panama Jack and Budweiser. Regatta Committee members include Dave and Kathy Ralph, Annabelle Cross, Linda Leffler, Ann McFaden, Wynsome Ferguson and Coordinator Ruth Saunders. RegattaFrom Page 1 By Rebecca Burg Lightening silently streaked in the dark southern sky. The wind freshened, but over-Local Work Boats Compete in RegattaBy Stephanie Humblestone Crowds flocked to Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour on the night of July 7th to celebrate the race party and awards for the Guana Cay and Man-O-War races of this years annual 2004 Regatta Time in Abaco held on July 2-10 on Abacos tranquil waters. Cheers rang out with the announcement that Abacos pride and joy Bahamian sloops, the 28-foot Abaco Rage and the 21-foot Lonesome Dove sailed to first place victory in both races. The Rage skippered by Jeff Gale of the Parrot Cays, competed against 14 others in the Mother Tub Class 2 category in the 12.5 mile race off Guana Cay and the 8.8 mile race off Man-O-War. The Dove skippered by Chris Thompson of Hope Town, competed against 10 others in its category, the Mother Tub class 3 category in Guana and 11 in Man-O-War. The event, now in its 29th year, has become an annual ritual for many sailboats ranging from sleek racing machines and comfy multi-hulled cruisers to work boats like the Rage and Dove Cruisers come from as near as Florida to as far away as South Africa to not only participate in and enjoy the races but also the parties in Marsh Harbour and the offshore cays. With the business of sailing, awards and points over, the real partying began at Local BoatsFrom Page 16 head it was clear. The sparkling Sea of Abaco was graced with a gathering of sailboats tearing up the race course in intense but friendly competition. Taut sails flashed in the sun as powerful hulls, some weighing up to ten tons, delicately jostled for prime positions. Sometimes they bumped into each other in a flurry of wet spray, fluttering sails and rattling rigging. The first out of a total of five races, it was a dramatic and visually spectacular scene. Bahamian superstars Abaco Rage and the suave little 21-foot Lonesome Dove had pulled far ahead of their competitors in the large cruising class. Feisty and still hot for action, the two rakish sloops had a showdown with each other in the rush toward the finish line. Rage accelerated in a puff, a dozen crew clinging to her three pries, their salty bare feet skimming over the foaming water below. The 28-foot powerhouse bore down on Dove Rig bouncing, the smaller sloop swiftly tacked to escape Rages efforts to steal the wind. Suddenly, Rage twitched and her huge 65-foot mast swung as the mainsheet accidentally slipped. Several startled crew members slid into the sea. Ahead, Dove ran away. Unharmed, the soggy crew scrambled aboard and Rage quickly recovered. Thriving in the brisk wind, Rage plowed toward Dove The heat was on as the dynamic duo engaged each other in a grueling tacking duel. Battling for wind and position, the Bahamian sloops were side by side now. Rages longest pry brushed Doves mainsail. The smaller boat remained steady. Impish, Rage inched ahead, her pry sliding across Doves sail. Wind stolen, Dove struggled and tacked away. Rage tacked to cover but fell behind. Dove gained ground. Nearby, big cruiser Sponge Cake sashayed past, blocking Competition was keen between the two Abaco work boats as they sailed in the Regatta Time in Abaco series of races. The Abaco Rage was skippered by Jeff Gale of Parrot Cay while the Lonesome Dove was skippered by Chris Thompson. One of the boats is shown here a few feet ahead of another boat. Photo by Jay Down, M.D. During the Man-O-War race on July 7 the Duke of Topsail went through the fleet.Abaco Celebrates Sailing VictoriesCrossing Beach with limbo dancing demonstrated by Desmond Cartwright of Dundas Town, live music provided by local talent Stone McEwan and the Spring City Junkanoo Rockers. Carol Ewing of Miami, who has been Co-Chairman of the Race Committee with her husband Jon for the past several years, said, Weatherwise it has been awesome. This has been a wonderful Please see RTIA Page 16 Jim Henry and crew on the Rookey won the PHRF first place overall award. He is shown here accepting his trophy from Pete Johnston, the artist who created all the bronze sculptures which have been the trophies for many years.

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANY www.damianos.com EXCEPTIONAL LISTINGS SINCE 1945 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY BALI HAIInternet Ref. #2041Absolutely turnkeywaterfront 5,900 sq. ft. estateOverlooking Tahiti Beach4 bed 4.5 bathsOutdoor living & PoolCommercial kitchen12 seat Dining roomDock for 80 vessel & more$2,900,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY VILLAGE PROPERTYInternet Ref. #1969Commercial building may be converted to residentialCBS Structure: 780 sq Land: 2,977 sqViews of Hope Town harbour10,000 gallon cisternWalk to all amenities$289,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 MARSH HARBOUR 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: 242-366-0035 Fax: 242-366-0569 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 #8 with unobstructed view of the Sea of Abaco. Excellent building site. $299,000. Internet Ref. #2102CHEROKEE SOUNDNEAR WINDING BAY Private community, building sites with elevations up to 100, great ocean views, and small craft accommodation anddeep-sea fishing. 1 acre oceanfront lots $610,000. Lots from $145,000. Internet Ref. #2131TILLOO CAYTILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $75,000. 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Page 4 The Abaconian July 15, 2004 News of the CaysGreen Turtle CayBy Annabelle Cross Like most of Abaco, Green Turtle Cay is suffering from the lack of rain! We usually see the rains start at the end of May. But there was very little rain in May, so everyone waited anxiously for June. It always rains a lot in June! But June came and went without much rain. Here we are in July and still not much rain. We depend on rainfall to fill our cisterns. Fortunately, those whose cisterns are completely empty were able to buy water barged over from Abaco. Some persons have their own water makers, and they have been put to the test! But the trees and lawns have really suffered and the entire island looks brown and wilted. Some people say that if it stays dry we wont have a hurricane...others say its a sign of a busy hurricane season!School NewsSchool is out after a month of exams, graduations and parties. Congratulations to Emerson McIntosh and Alex Roberts who graduated from S.C. Bootle and to Roxanne McIntosh, Miquell Miller, Bruce Sawyer and Cori Sawyer who graduated from Forest Heights Academy. Miquell (Kelli) was the valedictorian of her class and received awards for her academic performance. She hopes to attend college in the fall. Fifteen students graduated from Amy Roberts Primary. They will attend school on Abaco this fall. Congratulations to Sonya Cooper, Karen Curry, Melissa Albury, Amber Newbold, Ashley Smith, Crystal Levarity, Kevanna McIntosh, Wendy Rutledge, Shanice Jones, Tyler Survance, Anthony Roberts, Randall Sawyer, M.J. Lowe, Oliver Bethell and Chamon McIntosh. Wendy Rutledge was the valedictorian of the class and Melissa Albury received an Exemplary Award presented by Mr. Munroe of Family Guardian Insurance. Four Tiny Turtles will begin their Primary School experience this fall. They are Christopher Lowe, Diana Lowe, Christian McIntosh and Kai Survance. Tiffany Roberts graduated from the University of Georgia in May with a bachelor of science degree in bio-chemistry. She will attend Emory University in the fall where she is enrolled in a PHD program in biochemistry. Tiffany is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy and the daughter of Bert and Martha Roberts.Sailing and HolidaysThe July 4th weekend was busy on Green Turtle Cay as the crowd arrived to begin the Regatta Time In Abaco race series. Because July 4th fell on a Sunday, the schedule was altered to have the first race on Saturday, July 3rd. The weekend kicked off with the annual Cheeseburger in Paradise Party at Fiddle Cay, sponsored by Bobb Henderson and Stranded Naked friends. The first race in the week long series was held on Saturday. After a day on the Sea of Abaco, a large crowd gathered at Settlement Point for the annual awards party sponsored by Bristol Cellars Companies. This year the crowd was entertained by our own Island Spice, Kevin McIntosh. There The graduates of the Tiny Turtles pre-school class of 2004 proudly show their cerificates. They are Kai Survance, Diana Lowe, Christopher Lowe and Christian Levarity. Pictured are the students from Amy Roberts Primary who received many art and physical education supplies from boaters that traveled here from Florida as part of the Edgewater Rendezvous group. They came to Green Turtle Cay with about 30 boats and approximately 90 people. They stayed in hotels, rental houses, rented golf carts, went out with the guides, ate in the restaurants and generally gave a boost to the economy of Abaco. The group is headed by Carl Fischer, who has been coming to Green Turtle Cay for over 50 years, and Peter Truslow, president of Edgewater Boats. They had several functions including a wonderful barbecue at the Jolly Roger Bar and Bistro at the Bluff House with great fun and dancing to the music of the Gully Roosters which the group looks forward to every year. Thanks, Edgewater, for thinking of the future of Green Turtle Cay by helping the school children of Amy Roberts Primary School. Please see Cays Page 5

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 Conch PearlGalleries, Ltd.FINE BAHAMIAN ART ANDJEWELRY Royal Harbour Village in Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0137 www.theconchpearl.com Aspecialist in preserving and teaching others about native plants and trees, Stephen works with already harvested Dogwood, Horseflesh, Madeira, Mahogony, and other local wood. Using a planer for smoothing and a lathe for shaping, each item is carefully hand sanded, waxed and rubbed to bring out the beauty of the wood. He inlays some pieces using gem stones in pleasing patterns and with a delightful use of colour. Stephens work is on display exclusively at Conch Pearl Galleries. Stop in and enjoy .Master of W ood Stephen Knowles 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 patronsLunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.mDinner 6 9 p.m. Mon Sat.Bar snacks wide variety 11:30 a.m. 9 p.mPicnic Menu 8 Large variety, order 24 hours aheadEmail: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comMusic by EstinJamin Jan Jamin Jan Jamin Jan Jamin Jan Jamin Janevery Wednesday & 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 was also a Junkanoo rush featuring our Junior Junkanoo group. A limbo dancer had the crowd stretching a few muscles as they tried to see how low can you go. The food booths were kept busy and the conch man was preparing fresh conch salad until late evening! On Sunday the crowd moved on to Guana Cay to enjoy more parties and prepare for the second race.Two WeddingsCongratulations to two couples who were married on GTC. Ashley Cash and Matthew Driggers were married on June 19th at the New Plymouth Gospel Chapel. Ashley and Matthew honeymooned at Atlantis. They will live in Georgia, where they are both students at Valdosta State University. More News of the CaysAshley is the daughter of Wade and Martha Cash. Sharon Wells and David Jones were married on July 10th at St. Peters Anglican Church. A reception was held at the Roosters Rest. After a cruise, they will live on GTC. Sharon is the daughter of Kola Wells and Fred Wells. David is the son of Lincoln and Ruth Jones. Softball Team Is ActiveGreen Turtle Cay has a junior softball team. Kevin Roberts coaches the Young Ts, a group of 12 boys between the ages of 11 and 16. They have won games against other Abaco teams and are excited about getting proper uniforms. With so many negative things to attract our young boys, it is wonderful to see these boys participate in sports. Thank you to Kevin for taking the time to work with these boys. And good luck to the team.IndependenceIndependence celebrations were low key this year. A flag raising ceremony was held on July 10th at Quincentennial Park. Because this years focus was on youth, it was young people conducting the service. A light breakfast was served following the service. But that is not to say there was a lack of activities on the independence weekend! Sharon and David Jones wedding was a community event and Pineapples and Sundowners provided great firework displays! On Monday, the public holiday, families enjoyed a quiet day at the beach or were a part of the community picnic on NoName Cay.Other Town NewsCongratulations to Joel and Bridget CaysFrom Page 4 The 2nd Annual Green Turtle Classic Billfish Tournament, hosted by the Bluff House Beach Hotel and Yacht Club, was held June 15 -19. The boat Uptick won with three released blue marlin and the Top Lady Angler was Heather Poole on the boat Wreckless Too Rascals came in with the biggest dolphin at 24.6 pounds. Great fun was had by all, and we look forward to the 3rd Annual Green Turtle Classic in 2005. Reckley on the birth of their third son, Jaden. Big brothers Joel Jr. and Javon were eager to welcome him home. With summer vacation, they have a lot of spare time to babysit! Sawyers Ice Cream Shop was taken down earlier this year to make room for a bigger building. The children were upset to see the ice cream shop taken to the dump, and Mr. Freddie was not a popular guy for breaking down the ice cream shop. But Mr. Freddie has worked really hard (along with a few helpers) to rebuild. Now it is ready to open. The little ice cream shop grew into an air conditioned restaurant and has been renamed Harveys Island Grill. Home made ice cream will be on the dessert menu! Good Please see Cays Page 17 The Geen Turtle Cay junior softball team under Coach Kevin Roberts is excited about winning against other Abaco teams. They are anticipating getting uniforms soon.

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Page 6 The Abaconian July 15, 2004Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderSchool Mini-FairA Mini-Fair was held on the school grounds on June 29. There were games and lots of prizes as well as lots of food. A new event at this fair was a competition between two ladies at a time who competed to see who could hammer a nail into a board faster. The nails didnt always go in straight, but some loud words of encouragement from the crowd made it all the more fun. There were balloons to be popped by darts, a hoopla to snare a prize and the peg board with lots of neat and useful prizes to win. For some reason the watermelon seed spitting contest didnt draw any participants and was soon forgotten. But all who came enjoyed the day and it was considered a success raising around $2,000 to put towards the new tile floor.A Really Big Yard SaleA group of ten women got together in Lee Pinders fenced in yard to have a community Yard Sale which they advertized as Junk-Ta-New through spots on Radio Abaco and posters put up around the island. There was lots of stuff, both old and new. It is amazing what we stash away in our upstairs, out in the garden shed or under the bed. It just keeps multiplying and multiplying. At first, its only one box, then two and before we know it we wonder where in the world all this stuff came from. Things we use once or never use at all, but too good to throw away. Needless to say, the heat was the worst thing we had to contend with that day. But everyone had a big umbrella to give them a little shade from the sweltering sun and thank goodness for a cool breeze. But, as hot as it was, the people kept coming and we all managed to get rid of a lot of S-T-U-F-F while at the same time making some extra spending money (so we can buy more stuff). I believe everyone who came went away feeling that had snagged a bargain. We didnt forget food either. Cherokees only restaurant, the Sand Bar, was closed that weekend so a couple of the girls prepared crab nrice to sell which sold out quickly. They also had hot wings, conch salad and the old standby, macaroni ncheese, with plenty of sweets and cold drinks too. It was a long, hot, tiresome day for all the sellers. But when everything was packed away, we agreed that we would do it again, just not too soon.Community Independence CelebrationCherokee was visited by the Scurvy Few motorcycle club over the long holiday weekend. After they had made a pit stop at the Sand Bar, the townspeople were favoured with a drive-thru. A couple of the local board members were out doing their part to help cook and serve free food at a barbecue held on July 12 in celebration of 31 years of Independence for The Bahamas. At one time they say there were well over 100 people who turned out for the birthday party given by the government and held under the almond tree in front of the W.W. Sands Community Center with plenty of food for everyone. For the most part the holiday was one without too much excitement. It was more camping, swimming, rest and relaxation in these dog days of summer.Crawfishing Season Draws NearOur settlement is probably no different than a hundred other small places in our islands as August 1st draws near and the fishermen prepare for the opening of crawfishing season. They are going over their fishing gear to make sure the broken items are replaced and making their final checklist to see that everything is in good working order. The boats are being put back on the trailers with a fresh coat of paint or a newly scraped bottom ready to be put back in the water. All summer long they have been out setting their habitats and marking their positions on their GPSs or Lorans in hopes that they will yield a record haul when the season finally does opens. Traditionally, their first trip is when they make their best catch, and they take great care to get everything ready. In the past, these have always been toughest times for the women and children who are left at home alone while the fishermen are away on their fishing trips. Even though the number of accidents are few and far between, Cherokee has lost some fishermen to the sea over the years, just like many other settlements. We have dedicated a monument to their memory that sits on the edge of the sea near the center of town. Our Lost Fishermens monument makes sure that none of us forgets them and marks their passing in marble since there are no gravestones for them in the cemetery. To add to the hazards of diving, crawfish season opens right in the middle of hurricane season, and storms always seem to be traveling during the first two months, August and September, to add to their dangers. Just before they head out on this first voyage, the community will hold a seaside service to bless the fisherman, pray for a bountiful catch and their safe reSouth Abaco News Please see South Page 7 Mr. and Mrs. Lucas Albury

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 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 Managerturn.A Celebration of Young LoveIn front of a host of friends and many family members, Ashley Neilly and Lucas Albury pledged their lives to each other in a beautiful church service on July 17th. Binding these two young people together in marriage was Vernon Malone, a long time personal friend of the family, at Epworth Methodist Chapel in Cherokee Sound to a packed house with standing room only for the late comers. The bride was a vision of loveliness in a white satin strapless gown holding a bouquet of the deepest darkest red roses of breathtaking beauty. The maid-of-honor, Mrs. Bonnie Albury, wore a deep maroon floor length gown and carried a contrasting bouquets of white flowers, as did the two bridesmaids, Kimberly Lowe and Erica Bethel. The groom and his best man, Grant Albury, and the groomsmen, Dexter Russell and Mikey Bethel, as well as the father of the bride, well-known local electrician, Larry Neilly, were all very handsome in their black tuxedos. The little flower girl, Shania Sawyer, ran directly to daddy and mommy when entering the church, but quickly realized her duty and went onto the stage to take her place, while ring bearer, Dylan Sawyer kept his cool. I do not want to leave out the attention and applause received by the mother of the bride, Norma Jean, as she was ushered to her seat. There were many family members and guests in attendance from The Current, Eleuthera, Nassau, and, of course, the home South Abaco News SouthFrom Page 6 of the groom, Man-O-War. Instead of the traditional rice to toss over the happy couple, guests received bubbles to float in the air. But a Cherokee wedding wouldnt be a wedding without the compelling sound of shotgun fire at the ceremonial finish. After the traditional photo-taking the wedding party members and close family gathered in the new W.W. Sands Community Center for the reception where they cut the cake and received congratulations. The remainder of the guests had a little help from the Texaco tent and the schoolyard almond tree to protect them from the afternoon sun. Ashley is the newest member of The Abaconian staff and Lucas works in his fathers family business on the Alburys Ferry Services. They make a very handsome couple, and we wish them a very long and happy married life together. and scripture readings. A letter from the Governor of The Bahamas, Her Excellency Dame Ivy Dumont, was read by Daniko Cleare. Rev. Carlton Dorsette, President of the Christian Council, delivered the sermon which he illustrated with several texts from the Bible and admonished fathers to, Train their children in the admonition of the Lord. There are three very important things that should be done for our youth, stressed Rev. Dorsette. Train our children to love the Lord through the Word of God. Teach them to love our nation and our neighbours; then crime will cease. Teach them to obey the laws of our land and to respect and obey all in authority over us and respect other peoples property. His final word to the youth of the nation was, God will bless you if you put Him first. IndependenceFrom Page 1 The Independence celebration in Central Abaco included a march past by the Royal Bahamas Police Force. Two trained dogs, now part of Abacos crime fighting crew, and three motorcycles to help with traffic problems were part of the ceremony. Uplifting musical items were presented by the Jesus Quartet and Mr. Kevin Sawyer while the young people of the Grace Gospel Band performed excellently throughout the evening. At 11.45 p.m. the Royal Bahamas Police Force made their dramatic entry with police officers from the entire Abaco Division performing a march past. Also in this impressive contingent were two Customs Officers and two police dogs. After a series of commands and drills Island Administrator, Mr. Alexander Williams was accompanied on an inspection of the guard. Three motorcycle police brought up the rear and the police launch made its way up the harbour to the park. At midnight the Bahamian flag was raised during the playing of the National Anthem and the celebrations reached its climax as fireworks shot into the air and everyone enjoyed an impressive firework display to mark yet another year of Independence. 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. Gold & Silver Jewellery, Bronze Sculpture & Nautical CuriosThe work of three generations of JohnstonsVisitors to our PP PP P ub & Galleryub & Gallery ub & Galleryub & Gallery ub & Gallery are always welcomeVisit Abacos largest and most diverse art gallery Chat with the sculptors and artist craftsmen Open 7 days a weekFF FF F ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until 18 miles South of Marsh Harbour, by road or boat Website: www.petespub.com e-mail: pete@petespub.com P.O. Box AB-20282, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 366-3503Make it a day excursion and have lunch at our beach front pub Pig Barbeque Saturday afternoon beginning at noon See the Foundary in operation on Thursdays

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Page 8 The Abaconian July 15, 2004The AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Stephanie Humblestone, Portia Jonsson, Isobel Sherman Contributors: Annabelle Cross, Rayallen Frederick,Candace Key, Mathew Janes, Liann Key Kaighin, Lee Pinder, James Richard,Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abacos most compete newspaperInquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,500 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $40.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface All About TownThe Editor Says . Regatta and Marine TourismBy Isobel ShermanPhenomenal GrowthEvery one has known for years that Abaco has been the fastest growing island in The Bahamas, particularly Central Abaco. Now the fastest growing group of persons in Central Abaco is Weight Watchers. Every Thursday evening members line up at St John the Baptist Parish Hall to weigh in and stay for the motivational meeting. Each week more persons join the group. Why? Because the Weight Watchers system of losing weight is safe, effective and easy to live with. It concentrates on portion By Jennifer Hudson August 3rd has been designated International Friendship Day, a time to recognize friends and their contributions to our lives. What better way to describe a friend than Websters New World Dictionarys definition as a supporter or sympathizer. True friendship is one of lifes greatest blessings and a person without friends is poor indeed. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out is another very apt description of friendship by the late Walter Winchell, who was onceAugust 3rd Is International Friendship DaySixty-five sailboats just spent nine days in central Abaco racing in the sound and relaxing in the various towns along the race route. When these races were started in 1976, our summer visitors were quite sparse, both air and sea arrivals. Our summer is now the envy of much of the Bahamas with record occupancies in most towns. The summer regatta can take credit for a fair share of this activity. The five races are conducted quietly from the publics viewpoint, usually too far away to be meaningful to shore-bound observers. From the shore sailboats can be seen in the distance but the event is generally not considered a spectator sport. The social activities, parties and ancillary events are open to the public and may be the only part of the event outsiders are aware of. The social activities are attended mostly by the boat crews and Regatta followers. The organizers get many calls from persons wanting dates and the event schedule to assist in planning their visit here. A substantial number of visitors in early July are Regatta enthusiasts who come for the parties and social events. Friends, wives and other family members accompany many of the race crews. Admittedly, many persons stay on the boats but a substantial number want shore accommodations with hot showers and air conditioning. A surge in revenues is seen in Green Turtle Cay, Guana Cay, Hope Town and Marsh Harbour as the fleet and its followers move through the area. The 65 entries is a real number but other statistics are harder to gauge. The Fiddle Cay party mid-day on July 1 drew somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,000 people judging by the food and drinks served. Attendance was a mixture of local residents and visiting boaters. That evening there were 70 80 large boats anchored outside the town of New Plymouth. That number climbed to about 90 the next evening. Some were anchored by choice while others found it necessary to anchor as the approximate 100 marina berths on Green Turtle Cay were full. This wave of boats and people moved down the island chain and finally settled in the Marsh Harbour area. Not everyone following the Regatta came by boat. Tourism statistics document a substantial increase in air arrivals as the event begins. Our 14 air carriers and two local air charter companies are hard pressed to keep up with the demand for seats. Early July visitor figures rival our booming March season. What this event contributes to our economy is anyones guess although it is acknowledged to be substantial. One of our liquor companies required six containers of merchandise for early July which is double their normal three containers. Figures as high as 1500 were suggested for the attendance at the Nippers Regatta party on Guana Cay. Although entries were about ten percent above last year, it is difficult to determine how many people the Regatta brings. They are on boats, in houses and hotels and are not even all in one town. A first this year was the inclusion of a Key West writer and photographer from Southwinds magazine. They raced and sailed, mingled with the contestants and moved with the fleet throughout the area. Articles and photos should appear in the coming months and should have a positive effect for the area. Although the races are the main attraction, there is a huge amount of family oriented publicity that can be generated for Abaco by this event. Boating events like this are just one of the many things that make our Abaco Sound so attractive. Green Turtle Cay recently hosted a Florida boating group of 90 people on 30 boats which was greatly beneficial to all areas of that towns economy. Statistics support the general belief that most of our summer traffic comes from Florida between the Florida Keys and Orlando. There are thousands of boats in this area, and we should be doing more to expose these people to Abaco. We have the perfect playground for them and their boats. A high percentage of the boats coming for our 14 fishing tournaments are also based in South Florida and Central Florida. They may fish out beyond the barrier islands but they come back to our marinas and towns for evening meals and shoreside rooms. We do not need to focus only on those interested on racing sailboats or fishing in our tournaments to keep our marinas and rooms full. Although racing sailboats and blue water fishing tournaments bring much positive publicity to our area, most of our boaters come for less structured activities. They come to enjoy our great beaches and beautiful waters. They enjoy their contacts with shop keepers in our towns. They appreciate the quiet towns with friendly people. They love the freedom to explore our area. We offer a variety of activities for water-oriented guests swimming, snorkeling, diving, skiing, whatever they want, whether close to civilization or at a remote location. Most boaters have lesser goals and our protected sound is perfect for them. Their only hurdle is conquering the 60-mile Gulf Stream. Once across, it is all in protected waters. The Fort Lauderdale office of the Ministry of Tourism organized boating flings from the Florida coast to various Bahamian destinations. One is scheduled into central Abaco in mid-July. there are more opportunities for this type of activity from Miami through Vero Beach. We should be working closer with them to encourage Florida boaters to come this way. Individually and collectively we should be doing more to entice these boating people to come with their boats and enjoy the Abaco experience. We offer a unique experience for boaters that we should be exploiting. size and wise, healthy food choices. It also allows members to urge each other in the battle of the bulge. Rewards are given for every five-pound loss, 10 percent loss of original body weight, losing 25 and 50 pounds and attaining a persons weight goal. Once a person has achieved his weight goal and maintained it for six weeks, he is eligible for lifetime member ship, which he can keep as long as he stays within two pounds of his weight goal. Already there are three lifetime members on Abaco. New leader Gier Williams keeps the meetings lively with her new slogans such as the ABCs which stands for All Bites Count. Weight Watchers allocate points for every food and dish. When you join, you are given how many points you can eat daily. As you lose, your points are adjusted. In addition, everyone has 35 flex points every week which they can use or not use. There are even extra points available when you exercise. There are many success stories that are ongoing at Weight Watchers.Dave Ralphdeemed Americas most powerful journalist. In the Bible the writer of Ecclesiastes describes friendship this way: Two are better than one, because they have good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow, but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, for he hath not another to help him up. Friends come in many different shapes, sizes and guises such as school friends, work colleagues and neighbours. But there are others whom you may not have thought of as friends in the same way but siblings, parents and spouses can also be best friends. So dont forget to celebrate them, too, on Friendship Day. Friendship Day occurs on the first Sunday of August, only once a year. While we should show appreciation to our friends all year long, why not do something extra special for a very good friend on this special day? A card or an email message could be sent or a phone call could be made. For somebody who would like to do a little more, flowers, chocolates or a nice homemade cake could be given or a friendship party hosted. The world would be a happier and more peaceful place if people all over the globe would reach out in friendship. For, to quote the late John Lennon, We all get by with a little help from our friends. By Jennifer Hudson Rev. Stephen Knowles, Pastor of Strong Tower Community Church, is the new President of the Abaco Christian Council following the July 13th elections. Rev. Roland Swain was the other nominee but failed to arrive until after the elections. Rev. Knowles was elected in a 14 to 4 vote. Also elected were Bishop Clifford Henfield, Vice President; Pastor Alex Archer, Secretary; and Rev. Lernis Cornish, Treasurer. Outgoing President, Rev. Carlton Dorsette, thanked the churches for supporting him in what had been a difficult task to keep the Council going. He thanked the Haitian ministers for their support. Only a few years ago, he said,these ministers were called atheists by the community. A number of vacant positions still remain which the new Council would like to fill with representatives from North and South Abaco.Abaco Christian Council Holds Elections

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address CitySt. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $40 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: FA 181 PMB 620, 8902 N Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Jul 04 Letters to the EditorA Heartfelt THANK YOU!Editor, About a month ago we experienced a tragic snorkeling accident on Great Guana Cay in which our good friend and relative Ken Sargent drowned. Needless to say, it was an extremely trying time for his wife Linda and the rest of the family members who were visiting with us. Although words cannot adequately convey our sincere appreciation and thanks to all who assisted and comforted us, we want all of you to know that you helped make a very difficult time a little easier. A special thanks to Larry, Mendy and Barbara, Bob and Gerry at Guana Seaside, David and Janet, Troy, Laura and the other wonderful Guana Fire and Rescue folks, who arrived faster than I ever thought possible. And Im sure there were others who assisted us that evening, but our memories are a little vague. Thank you to all of our Guana friends and neighbors who offered their help, comfort, and prayers. Again, a heartfelt thank you to you all. Bob and Carol Redman & FamilyTraffic Laws Should Apply to EveryoneDear Sir, Why is it the Haitian population can get away with anything they wish to do, or not do, while the police and local government simply turn a blind eye to it? I refer in particular to riding bicycles on the wrong side of the road, which is dangerous. I suggest it is on the increase but no attempt by the police to stop it. The other point is parking vehicles on the shoulder of the road at night between the freight dock and Crockett Drive. If a Bahamian parks in this manner, within a few days they would be contacted and made to stop or brought before the court. Why must a Haitian get away with it? The way I see things going it wont be long before matters are out of control. Lets do something before this happens. Sincerely, George R. Bethel By Jennifer Hudson At the installation banquet for new Rotary Club of Abaco board members on June 28th two outstanding persons were awarded Paul Harris medals. Rotarian, Dr. Denise Archer, was presented with hers during the evening but the other recipient, Mr. Haziel Albury, was unable to travel from Man-O-War Cay to receive his owing to ill health at the time. A group of Rotarians including Bill Schweizer, Hugh Cottis and JoAnn Bradley joined by founder member of the Rotary Club of Abaco, Marcel Albury, were delighted to visit Mr. Albury on Man-OWar Cay on July 13th to present him with his Paul Harris certificate and medal. Paul Harris was the Founder of Rotary International 100 years ago and the award which is presented in his name is to honour people who give of themselves for the good of others. Mr. Albury has dedicated himself to a life time of community service as school teacher, justice of the peace and in numerous other ways. He has recently allowed his photo and the story of his fight with polio to be placed on all the five gallon collection bottles in Rotarys efforts to eradicate this dreadful disease. The Lieutenant Governor of Rotary felt this to Mr. Haziel Albury was awarded a Paul Harris medal by the Rotary Club of Abaco for his outstanding contribution to his community. Since he was unable to travel to Marsh Harbour to receive it, several club members presented it to him in Man-O-War. He is shown in the center, surrounded by four others who have all received the honor. They are Mr. Marcel Albury, Mr. Bill Schweitzer, Mrs. Joann Bradley and Mr. Hugh Cottis. Mr. Haziel Albury Receives Rotary Honourbe an extremely generous deed. The receiving of this prestigious award will mean that $1000 will be donated in his name by the Rotary Club of Abaco to the Rotary International Foundation to be used either in its scholarship fund or for one of the clubs projects in developing countries. In presenting the award to Mr. Albury, Hugh Cottis stated, The Rotary Club of Abaco likes to reach out to honour people like you in the community and so from time to time presents this prestigious honour to non-Rotarians who have made noteworthy contributions. Other non Rotarians who are Paul Harris recipients are Lucien Stratton, founding father of Marsh Harbour; Bro. Bob Cornea for his work with Camp Abaco; WWII hero, Capt. Leonard Thompson and Dr. Davidson Hepburn, former Bahamian representative to the United Nations. After accepting his award, Mr. Albury replied, I am humbled by this great honour. Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Dont Drink and Drive

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Page 10 The Abaconian July 15, 2004 Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsBoaters Paradise still available on the pristine Sea of Abaco. All ocean front lots are under contract, however the Sea of Abaco still awaits with its perfect deep water dock on parcel 5, as well as the ideal island cottage. Parcel 4 is a magnificent lot, deep water for a dock, as well as beautiful property for a custom home or cottage. The best beach on Elbow Cay with its long winding white sand shores is just a short walk away. Beach access is provided to the north of parcel 3. Call today to schedule an appointment to view this one of a kind property on Elbow Cay.Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsLocated at One Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, BahamasContact Chris Thompson or Greg Roberts(242) 366-0216 phone (242) 366-0223 faxVisit our website for additional listings at www.elbow-cay.com Sea To Sea Estate Property This Property is Shown by Appointment Only and is Offered Exclusively by SOLDSOLD SOLD 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! 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$115 30lbs Chest FreezersSpecial forCrawfisherman Starting at $3995 Cu. ft 25 Cu ft.FirstCaribbean Bank on AbacoBy Portia Jonsson In July 2001 Barclays Bank PLC based in London and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (C.I.B.C.) based in Toronto announced their intention to combine their retail, corporate and offshore Caribbean operations to create FirstCaribbean International Bank a truly Caribbean bank with world class heritage. FirstCaribbean Bank is committed to building a Caribbean bank, giving it the resources necessary to invest in the future of the region and better serve its customers. Mr. Paul Bartlett, Manager of the FirstCaribbean Bank branch here on Abaco, said the Bank has looked at the operation in the Bahamas and how it can better serve the Bahamian market. A decision to make changes was made to revamp and consolidate to one branch with a full service counter. This will enable the waiting time to be reduced tremendously for deposits and the like. He advised that for the past year and a half the Barclays Bank branch and the CIBC branch have been operating with a skeleton staff in both locations. Renovations have been carried out at the CIBC branch in Marsh Harbour to conclude on August 27th and on August 30th FirstCaribbean Bank will open with all its staff in one location. FirstCaribbean International Bank will continue to service Green Turtle Cay, Hope Town and Man-O-War Cay agencies at the level they are accustomed to. Staff members will provide all the normal banking services with the exception of investment banking, several times a week at selected times. According to Mr. Bartlett, there has been an increase in demand from the cays for banking services. He explained that at first the agency was used mainly for the convenience of making deposits and withdrawals. However, in recent times the demand for services have widened, encompassing even lending. In the future Mr. Bartlett said that customers can look for new products and services that will be tailored to their lifestyles and their needs. FirstCaribbean International Bank is very excited about what their bank will bring to the people of The Bahamas. Presently a mortgage campaign, which began June 1st, is going on at the bank. Interest rates as low as 8 9percent for residential properties, which include duplex and triplex buildings, are being offered. Terms up to 35 years are available for those just starting out. Mr. Bartlett believes this mortgage campaign is a good product as it encourages Bahamians to own a piece of the rock.Medication Is PresentedBy Isobel Sherman On July 6 Chief Councillor for Central Abaco Cay Mills presented Nurse Brown medications that had been donated to the Miriam Cornish Clinic Dundas Town. The medication was presented on behalf of the Abaco Basketball Association and was made possible by a cash donation by Dr Daniel Wujack and his brother Paul on the sailboat Miss Bay A wide spectrum of medication including Lipitor, Augmentin, Zocor, Novolin and Lasix were purchased through Central Abaco NewsChief Councillor Cay Mills presented Nurse Brown with medicines for the Miriam Cornish Clinic in Dundas Town. These drugs were purchased with the funds donated by Dr. Daniel Wujack. Please see Central Page 11

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11Island Pharmacy. The people of Dundas Town are thankful to the Wujack brothers for making this kind donation so that the health care of the residents using the clinic will be enhanced by these medications. Mr. Mills said that Dr. Daniel and Mr. Paul Wujack were happy to help the people using the clinic because Abaco is a place they call home.Youth Helping the CommunityBy Isobel Sherman Cay Mills has used three young men this summer vacation to help beautify Central Abaco. In a two prong effort, one to help youth fill idle time in healthy ways and second to clean up the environment, Gerrard Simms, Donald Simms and Oneal Charlton have been busy this summer doing various clean up jobs. The grass has been mowed at Central Abaco Primary and at Abaco Central High including the section behind the second building at the high school. This area had been neglected for a very long time. The boys picked up all of the trash behind the high school as well as on the verges from Abaco Wholesale to Kipco on the S.C. Bootle Highway and along Forest Drive and Front Street in Dundas Town and Murphy Town. The yards at both government clinics were mowed and trash picked up. Mr. Mills would like to thank the boys for their work.Other ConcernsBy Isobel Sherman Chief Councillor Cay Mills made comments about two matters. The first matter is the lack of a proper playing field for the 750 students who attend Central Abaco Primary School. There is no proper place for them to play or have physical education. The other matter is the area by the conch stand in Dundas Town which has been dredged to allow fisherman to get their boats in and out of the water. The area is located across the street from the Dundas Town Church of God of Prophecy. A ramp gives fisherman easy access to putting their boats in the water and out of the water.Port Meets RequirementsBy Isobel Sherman As of July1 the Port of Marsh Harbour was in compliance with the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code. Defense Force officers are now securing the Port of Marsh Harbour. It was necessary to comply with this new code in order to keep all vessels visiting our port to be able to access other internatioal ports specifically ports in Florida. The Port Department said that all port facilities in the Bahamas met the deadline except for the port of Ocean Cay Bimini which is not operational at this time..Government Office RelocatesThe Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has relocated to the Port Administration building in Marsh Harbour. They are now at Facility Room 112.Bakery Opens Second LocationBy Portia Jonsson In early July Mrs. Deborah Basden, owner of Da Best Yet Bakery opened her second bakery business in the Barclays Bank Building to better serve her customers. The bakery, which is renowned for its white, raisin, wheat and coconut breads, also offers pastries, puddings, sandwiches, soft drinks, hot tea and coffee. Additionally, Da Best Yet Bakery will be serving breakfast specials like chicken souse, stew fish, boiled fish and stew conch real soon. Mrs. Basden has been baking bread since she was 10 years old and learned from her mother, who owned a restaurant at the time. She started her business at home in 10-foot x 10-foot room with one oven which could accommodate only five loaves of bread at a time. Now she can bake 40 loaves of bread at once, which normally takes about 30 minutes. In 2000 she opened her first bakery business in Dundas Town next to her home. Mrs. Basden plans to keep her former location open for business. Presently it is undergoing renovations to include a convenience store. Fresh baked breads will be sent to the Dundas Town store daily. Da Best Yet breads can be found at Solomons Supercentre, Price Right, M & R Food Store and Alvarez Brothers Food Store. Bakery hours are 7 a.m. 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and the telephone number is 367-3616. Anyone with a special baking recipe is More Central Abaco News Please see Central Page 18 A bush fire spread into a junk yard on Forest Drive which burned out many vehicles. The fire raged for several hours exploding fuel tanks and creating a huge plume of smoke. The exploding fuel tanks made it too dangerous for the fire department to extinguish although they were on duty with two trucks there wuntil it burned itself out. CentralFrom Page 10

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Page 12 The Abaconian July 15, 2004By Jennifer Hudson An afternoon of relaxation and fun was enjoyed by 27 sailing visitors to Marsh Harbour during the Regatta lay day on July 8th when 15 scouts, here for a week on the William H. Albury and 12 Regatta sailors participated in the second annual Regatta Time in Abaco Dinghy Clue Hunt Each participant received a Clue Bag containing nine clue sheets on each of which were photographs of a fairly well known location they were likely to have seen in the immediate Marsh Harbour area plus a map of Marsh Harbour. Once a participant had identified a location they then had to get there by dinghy and on foot and complete a challenge for points. Several of the tasks were quite challenging whereas others, such as dueling with water pistols with a pirate, were hilarious but all provided a great deal of fun. Contestants were allowed almost two hours to complete the Clue Hunt at the end of which they made their hot and wearySailors Enjoy Fun Dayway back to the Jib Room to have their points tallied and await the awards presentation. Everyone seemed to be thoroughly enjoying the event. The youngest, 12-yearold Stephen Simmons from Boca Raton, Florida, who was a Regatta participant on the boat Gusto with his grandparents, said, Im having a great time. In first place was Jerry Pennisi on Good Grief who very kindly donated his cash prize to the Wild Horses of Abaco Fund. In second place was John Ewing on the Regatta Committee boat Great Scott and in third place was Davey Hermick also on Great Scott The Special Guest Participant Award was given to the High Seas Adventure Scouts from Cincinnati, Ohio, aboard the William H. who were a great group of contestants. Special thanks are due to Linda and the staff of Marsh Harbour Marina and Ann Mc Faden of Merlins Marine Electronics, co-sponsors of the event, who look forward to seeing everyone again next year. At Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2278snappas@msn.com Open 11 am until. . 7 days a week Happy Hour Daily 5 7:30World Famous Grilled Food & CocktailsWild Wednesday Happy Hour 5 11 Major Credit Cards accepted Elbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and Property FLAMINGO VILLAS Fabulous Villas located at the mouth of Hope Town Harbour. These 2 bed/2 bath villas are beautifully furnished with West Indian decor throughout. A dip pool is shared and surrounded by open decking. Sold fully furnished, totally turnkey, rental history. Price:$1,870,000DORROS COVELot #18 hillside, ocean view, electric and telephone in place, ready to build $151,500 Lot #21 hilltop, Sea of Abaco and ocean views, private dock slip at Tahiti Beach Price:$233,000MARNIES LANDING Private marina community at the southern end of Elbow Cay offering acre lots with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Sea of Abaco, or both. Each lot comes with private dock slip at the marina, homesites staggered for optimal views. Starting at:$288,000CENTRELINE ROAD, central Elbow Cay three contingent lots, b/t 9-10 thousand sq. ft. each. Multi-zoned, residential or commercial, ideal spot for small business. Lots starting at $60,000 Call Greg Roberts for details.OCEAN FRONT LOTSPRISTINE OCEANFRONT PROPERTY, secluded, private North Elbow Cay. Lot #54 109 white sandy ocean front $495,000. Lot #53 121 white sandy ocean front $495,000. Combine both lots for incredible parcel of 1+ acres of ocean front. Call Greg Roberts for details and appointment to view.MARNIES LANDING Acre ocean front lot, dock slip in private marina included. Price:$695,000WHITE SOUND Ocean lot #23, perfect for single home or two villas, near marina, great surfing beach. $440,000. White Sound, 3 contiguous ocean lots with dock rights on White Sound Bay, sold as one parcel, or seperately. Price:each $440,000HOMES & LANDFamily Island SpecialistsChris Thompson(chris@hopetown.com)Greg Roberts(greg@hopetown.com)Ph: (242) 366-0216 www.elbow-cay.com Fax: (242) 366-0223Located on Lubbers Quarters Cay. Development faces the Sea of Abaco across from Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. Beautiful sunrises. Each homesite comes with a dock slip at the private marina. Great investment opportunity. Starting at:$89,000 LUBBERS QUARTERS Custom built 3 bed/2 bath island home. 2200+ sq. ft. one lot away from Atlantic, ideal rental or second home. Open floor plan, second floor master suite with ocean views, cable, phone, central a/c, offered exclusively, and shown by appt. only. Price: $1,756,0003+ acre private cay, undeveloped, accessed from Elbow Cay, located in White Sound, great elevation, deep water for dock, rare opportunity, serious inquiries only, shown by appointment.Price: $630,000 Price: $1,500,000 Custom Timber Peg ocean front home, views of Tilloo Cay and beyond. 3B/3B, spacious kitchen opento 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 CONTRACTBy Jennifer Hudson Effective July 1st all persons wishing to purchase tickets for travel on Bahamasair will no longer be able to do so from a travel agent. Tickets here on Abaco must now be purchased from the Bahamasair desk at the airport or in Nassau tickets may be purchased at one of the Bahamasair sales offices. On June 30th travel agents were informed by the Bahamasair board that effective July 1st their commission would be cut drastically. This resulted in all travel agents onTravel Agents No Longer Selling Bahamasair TicketsAbaco and most in Nassau deciding not to sell Bahamasair tickets as of July 5th. Whereas travel agents were earning six percent, the commission this has been cut to two percent for domestic travel (within the Bahamas) and four percent on international flights. Although Bahamasair management has said that some of the other airlines have cut their commission, I am told that this is not so and that all other airlines still pay six percent commission to the travel agents. Talks are underway between Mr. Basil Sands, Chairman of the Board of Bahamasair, Mr. Paul Major, General Manager, and the Travel Association of the Bahamas to try and resolve this issue but I am told by the travel agents that it is Mr. Majors position that he feels that Bahamasair does not need their services. The travel agents have said that they may be willing to consider reissuing tickets for a four percent commission fee but the first talk has not resulted in any decisions. When contacted, the Bahamasair staff at the Marsh Harbour airport said that they are finding this increased workload to be very stressful. The small number of staff on duty makes it very difficult for them to cope with the additional issuance of tickets. Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. there are two agents on duty but for the first and last flights of the day there is only one. These agents are only able to deal with the regular work of checking in passengers and the occasional ticket sale. The additional amount of business at the airport counter combined with cramped counter space has the potential not only to result in unrest among the agents but to cause considerable delays for passengers. The agents at the airport state that should Bahamasair stand their ground on this decision, then the Board should consider opening a sales office in Marsh Harbour.

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 LUXURYCONDOMINIUMS NowSellingonTreasureCay!BahamaBeachClubPhase5 3&4Bedroom/3BathLuxuryBeachfrontCondominiumsP.O.BoxAB22275 Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501 E-mail: Craig@bahamabeachclub.comBroker Participation Invitedwww.BahamaBeachClub.comFor more information, see your Real Estate Professional or contact: Craig H.Roberts, DeveloperToll Free 800-563-0014 One of the10Best Beaches in the WorldNational Geographic Visit Our On-Site Models Today! Phase1-4 SOLDOUT Private Gated CommunityTwo Freshwater Pools & SpaDesigner Interiors AvailableOptional Detached GaragesLocal Bank FinancingTerrific Rental Income potential Treasure Cay Resort Area Amenities include:Spectacular 31/2mile White Sand Beach150 slip Marina for Yachts to140 feet18 hole Championship Golf CourseTennis, Snorkeling & Scuba DivingRestaurants, Grocers & Duty Free ShoppingInternational Airport (6,500 foot runway) 3 &4Bedroom / 3 Bath Units 1,645 square feet(MOL)Pre-Construction Prices from $455,000 plus closing costs 3 & 4 Bedroom / 3 Bath Units 1645 square feet (MOL)Residences available from $550,000plus closing costs

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Page 14 The Abaconian July 15, 2004 A Quiet, Secluded Corner inTreasure CayHave a Boat?Tie Up & Step Ashore! A Slip comes Free With a Villa RentalA family owned propertyLuxury 2bdrm. villas on private waterfront property. Furnished with central air & 2 full baths. Deep water docks with gazebos Daily Weekly Monthly Compare Our Rates!www.brigantinebayvillas.comRentals: (850) 492 Villas: (242) 365Email: bbvbahamas@aol.com 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.com Restaurant Music by The Impact BandTuesday through Sunday Chinese Buf Chinese Buf Chinese Buf Chinese Buf Chinese Buf fet fet fet fet fet Weds night 6 10 pmRibs, chick Ribs, chick Ribs, chick Ribs, chick Ribs, chick en, fish BBQ en, fish BBQ en, fish BBQ en, fish BBQ en, fish BBQ Sat night 6 10 pmDaily Specials including Soup Bar Snacks Voodoo JuiceConch CrawlerHoward MassellesLocated at the Conch Inn Hotel & Marina Tel: (242) 367-4444 VHF Ch 16 Waterfront or Air conditioned dining Open 7 days / week 7 a.m. until... Breakfast 7:30 am to 1 1:30 am Lunch 11:30 am to 4 pm Dinner 6 pm to 10 pmWatch Boats & Sunset atConch Out Conch Out Conch Out Conch Out Conch OutWW WW W aterater aterater ater frfr frfr fr ont Baront Bar ont Baront Bar ont BarHome of the Conch Crawler & Voodoo drink 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.com367-3006Abacos Geology Is ComplexFriends of the Environment hosted a presentation on the geology and caves of Abaco by Professor John Mylroie of Mississippi State University. This was Mr. Mylroies first visit to Abaco but he has studied the geology of San Salvador extensively. He drove the length of the island from Hole-in-the-Wall to Crown Haven. He compared our fascinating hilly geology to Grand Bahamas flat terrain where the highest land features there are the speed bumps in Freeport. During his short visit he found our geology to be quite complex and promised to return for further studies. The Bahamas was described as situated in the middle of the North Atlantic Plate and therefore not subject to earthquakes which occur along plate boundaries. We are far from any fracture lines. The nearly 500-foot rise and fall of the ocean over millions of years has been a major factor in forming the Bahama Islands. Some theories are that the Bahamas lies on fragments from the North American Continent as the Atlantic Ocean formed. This happened over millions of years when the original Pangea land mass separated, forming the North American and the European continent with the Atlantic Ocean filling the new space in between. As the oceans fell, sand dunes formed from the calcium carbonate particles that form in our shallow waters. These sandlike particles wash up on beaches where wind blows them into dunes. Over time they solidify making the limestone hills we have today. Some islands, Bimini for instance, are a mixture of sand dune formation and reef accumulation. As the oceans rise, some of these dunes now become undersea shallow rises forming a base for coral reef formation. This ocean rise and fall explains the finding of shells and other sea fossils high above the present sea level. The formation of our seashore caves comes from the collected groundwater which floats on top of the salt water in the interior of the island. This lens of water is thicker in the middle and tapers to a thin profile on the edges of the island. There is a slight mixing of the salt and fresh water at the edges which has slightly more ability to dissolve the limestone. As rains add to the fresh water lens, the surplus water seeps out to the ocean at the edges of the island and caverns form at these exit points. Erosion at the seashore exposes the cave entrance. These are known as flank margin caves and a well known example of this is in Nassau at Cave Point. Many of our caves are still below the water level and can only be explored by experienced cave divers. Professor Mylroie accompanied his talk with graphs, photos and technical data projected on a screen for the approximate 20 persons attending the June 21 gathering. Refreshments were served after the presentation, giving Mr. Mylroie the opportunity to mingle with the guests and answer individual questions. Environmental NewsAbaconians Attend Biocomplexity MeetingMs. Pam Church, associated with the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey in Sandy Point, and Mrs. Candace Key, Principal of Hope Town School, were invited to attend the New York-based Museum of Natural History Bahamas Biocomplexity Project sponsored educational working group meeting in Nassau. The meeting was hosted by the Bahamas National Trust at its Retreat Headquarters. The day-long confab gathered together scientists and educators to identify and prioritize activities and ways to educate the general public about the museums five-year long Bahamas Biocomplexity Project and to sensitize and inform Bahamians about the importance of our marine environment. Scientists from this museum have traveled extensively throughout The Bahamas studying the health and wealth of our diverse marine environment. They are providing valuable data to the government, public and environmental groups about their findings. They recently visited the Hope Town School to explain all the scientific instruments used underwater to collect data. The results of this important, wide ranging study will help agencies in the Bahamas develop sustainable practices to ensure that our marine resources are here for generations to come. BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 Split Rocks. Sea of Abaco Acreage! "Lukkai", a commercially zoned offering, encompasses 15 acres of rolling hills and near-virgin forest. Situated between Treasure Cay and Treasure Cay International Airport, the property runs 650 feet on the Highway and boasts over 630 feet on the Sea of Abaco. Access roads, interior roads and paths, 30'x50' storage building. The high elevation affords lovely views. Perfect for a small resort or secluded estate. Hardshore for possible dockage. Well suited for Development or Buyer looking for privacy and seclusion. #8729 Realistically priced at $590,000Bahama Palm Shores. Priced to sell! Nice 10,000 s. f. home site in Section 2. Walk to gorgeous 8 Mile Beach! #6872 $15,000Scotland 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 Come check out ourE-Tec 60 HP with tiller handleJust in time for crawfish seasonFull range of reliable Johnson & advanced Evinrude motors & partsIn stock 2 250 hp at lower than U.S. PricesFactory trained mechanics and reliable serviceAsk about our Three Year Warranty PolicyDolphin MarineGreen Turtle Cay242-365-4262 Island MarineParrot Cay242-366-0282 Sea House MarineHope Town242-366-0023 Roberts marineGreen Turtle Cay242-365-4249OUTBOARD SHOPMarwsh Harbour 367-2703 email: outboardshop@abacoinet.com 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 The Department of Fisheries has been very active in enforcing the crawfish regulations. Several boats and several hundred pounds of crawfish have been confiscated already. Fisheries officials have provided this summary of rules to refresh everyones knowledge of the basic fishing regulations.ConchIt is prohibited to harvest or possess conch whose shell does not have a well formed lip.CrawfishIt is prohibited to harvest or possess crawfish during the annual closed season from April 1 to July 31. It is prohibited to harvest or possess crawfish with a carapace length smaller than 3 3/8 inches or a tail length smaller than 5 inches. Vessels must have a government permit to trap crawfish. It is prohibited to possess egg-bearing crawfish or to remove the eggs from berried females. Crawfish traps (unless otherwise approved) shall be wooden slat traps not more than three feet long, two feet wide and two feet high with slats not less than one inch apart.Scale FishIt is prohibited to capture bonefish with a net. It is prohibited to buy or sell bonefish. It is prohibited to capture grouper or rockfish weighing less than 3 pounds. Scale fish traps must have selfdestruct panels and minimum mesh sizes of 1 x 2 inches for rectangular wire mesh and 1 inches for hexagonal wire meshTurtlesIt is prohibited to capture or possess any Hawksbill turtle. It is prohibited to capture or possess any other species of turtle during the annual closed season from April 1 to July 31. The minimum harvestable size limit for green turtles is 24 inches back length and 30 inches back length for loggerhead turtles. It is prohibited to take or possess turtle eggs. All turtles captured must be landed whole.Stone CrabIt is prohibited to harvest or possess stone crab during the annual closed season from June 1 to October 15. The minimum harvestable claw length is 4 inches. The harvesting of female stone crabs is prohibited.General RulesIt is prohibited to use bleach or other poisons, firearms or explosives for fishing. It is prohibited to take corals or to capture or molest marine mammals. A permit is required to use air compressors for fishing and such use is restricted to the period August 1 to March 31 and to 30-60 foot water depth range. Penalties for breaking these regulations include a fine, imprisonment or both, plus forfeiture of any vessel or gear used.Bahamas Fisheries Regulations Summary Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerels Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort

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Page 16 The Abaconian July 15, 2004 Local Agent:Marsh Harbour Shipping Company P.O.Box AB 20777242-367-3341 Fax:242-367-4885 Ray Weatherford,Shelly Russell and John BethellThe BestConnectionto AbacoSaturday departure and Sunday arrival,ready for Monday pick-upFull Container Load Services including expanded area of equipment positioning throughout the southeast United StatesWe provide fenced and secure dockside storage and parking in Marsh HarbourConveniently located near Interstate 95 at 1489 Martin Luther King,Jr.Blvd.Riviera Beach,FL 561-844-8306Consistent and personal customer serviceLess-than-container load, Refrigerated and Consolidation Services Explore the Golden RGolden R Golden RGolden R Golden R eefeef eefeef eef and find a delightful array of resort-wear fashions, Abaco Gold jewellery and other fine gold jewelery to dazzle you, art prints, and many other souvenirs and gifts to take back home to remind you of your visit with us. Located in the heart of New Plymouth Green Turtle Cay on Parliament Street Tel: (242) 365-4511 STANDARD HARDWAREMarsh Harbour 242-367-2660, 2881, 2820 Fax 242-367-2645 Contractors Ask about our special price scheduleA full stock of electrical hardware for contractors and homeowners From inside to outside From roof to floor There's plenty more Inside our store Special homeowner pricing on major projects Doves wind. Pulling ahead, Rage triumphantly tore over the finish line. Still a champ, Lonesome Dove ended up winning first as well. The Bahamian sloops were grouped with the cruising class, which was divided into three sub-classes. Rage and Dove were in separate sub-classes. This intense racing action was the norm in the Abaco Sea as the popular Regatta Time in Abaco enjoyed its 29th year. From July 2nd all the way to the Bahamian Independence Day on the 10th, locals and visitors matched wits, shook their sails and partied well into the balmy tropical nights. The annual regatta is a boon to the Abaco economy and it attracts both serious racers and leisurely pleasure cruisers. Cruisers enjoy the organized social fun that the regatta brings while they vacation and explore the exotic beauty of Abaco. Thanks to the generosity of the Regattas sponsors, the hard work of race organizers and the race committee, the event was an unforgettable experience by all. Major Sponsors: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Mt. Gay Rum, Gulfstream Airlines. Hats off to organizers Dave and Kathy Ralph, Ruth Saunders, Barry Whiting, Wynsome Ferguson, Linda Leffler and Ann McFadden. The handsome trawler Great Scott with Carol and Jon Ewing and Jean Pinkus worked hard as the official race committee boat. Little Scott gleefully provided refreshing entertainment with his squirt gun when he could. There were more parties than races! one sailor cheerfully noted. He was right. The fun-loving Bobb Henderson and his volunteers again held a fantastic pre-race party on Fiddle Cay. The first post-race party at Settlement Point was generously hosted by William Brewer while a Junkanoo parade delighted all. Blue Water Grill entertained on the first lay day. The second post-race party took place at the scenic Nippers and Snappas was the site of the next lay day party. Junkanoo brought more local color to the third post-race party at Crossing Beach. The last lay day was a variety show with an enjoyable dinghy hunt, hula hoops and laughter at Snappas and a great party at Conch Inn for the evening. Harbours Edge was the scenic scene for the fourth post-race party in Hope Town. The Jib Room livened it up for the final party while that night, colorful fireworks celebrating Independence Day popped and whistled in the night sky. It was a brilliant conclusion to a memorable event. year. It has just got better and better with the Ministry of Tourisms involvement. They are really in the thick of it. Its great she enthused. RTIAFrom Page 2 Local BoatsFrom Page 2 Among the participants were familiar Nassau faces like Peter Christie of Nassau, owner of the 35-foot Hunter Balamena which placed 2nd out of seven in the Guana Cay race and Oliver Liddell sailing his 48foot Beneteau Blue Moon. In the Guana Cay race we were hampered by bad weather and had no wind under those thunderclouds. It was just one of those things, said racer Oliver Liddell. However, Blue Moon was still first across the finish line. The event, which has become an international attraction and a prestigious sailing race, began in 1976 with just a handful of Bahamians and second home owners who built a Class A work boat to participate in the Georgetown Exuma Regatta of 1975. Proceeds from the sale of the boat which was called Rough Waters and another called Abaco contributed to the Abaco Regatta Syndicate and the first Regatta Time in Abaco. Well known names were connected with the syndicate, such as Marcel Albury of Alburys Ferry Service, Hugh Cottis, Dave Gale and Percy Archer. For the past several years Dave Ralph, owner of The Abaconian, has become one of the key organizers on the Abaco end but more by default than choice. In the early days he was largely responsible for printing the Regatta Time in Abaco program which has become invaluable as a program of events. Although Dave is not a sailor, he has a wealth of stories about the Regatta. Uppermost is the memory of his daughter Anne sailing in the event when she was a teenager. Her local knowledge was very important to the crew, said Mr. Ralph, explaining that back then there were few participants who really knew these waters. Today Jon and Carol Ewing of Miami are the Race Committee co-chairmen while Ruth Saunders is coordinator of the event which moves through Abaco from Green Turtle Cay and Guana Cay to Man-O-War, Hope Town and Marsh Harbour. Other members of the Regatta Committee are Annabelle Cross, Linda Leffler, Barry Whiting, Wynsome Ferguson and Ann McFaden. Along with the Ministry of Tourism other key sponsors are Mount Gay Rum, Panama Jack, Bristol Cellars, Continental Airlines and Budweiser. A fully dressed boat motored into Marsh Harbour decorated with flags to celebrate the American Independence Day on July 5 and Bahamian Independence Day on July 10.

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17Luck to the Sawyer family in their new restaurant.Crawfish Season AgainIts almost time for the 2004-2005 crawfish season to begin. The local fishermen have begun preparations to go out on their first trip. Their habitats were set earlier in the year, and they hope to find them full. The police are also making their presence felt as they look for those persons who cant wait for August 1st to spear crawfish. It is a big job to police our open waters and we hope persons obey the law to avoid big fines, and possibly losing their boat! As we enjoy the long hot days of summer, we hope for some rain to cool things down and fill our cisterns. Even the older people in the community cant remember having such a dry June and July!David Bethell Wins Conservation AwardWith the help of local conservation organizations, the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund identified Conservation Heroes from five regions around the world. David Lionell Bethell of New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay was nominated by Reef Relief in the marine category and was chosen by a panel from Walt Disney World for one of the five global awards. Recognizing that conservation initiatives are only as successful as the people involved with the project; this program was created to support the efforts of local residents. To honor his work, the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund is presenting a cash award of $500 for Mr. Bethell and another $500 will be awarded to a community project of his choosing. The award was presented by Disney Cruise Line and Reef Relief on behalf of the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund. Mr. Bethell is Chairman of the New Plymouth Town Committee, a founding board member of the Architectural Preservation Foundation and a Justice of the Peace. He is a founding board member of the Green Turtle Cay Foundation and is currently its president. In 1999 Mr. Bethell enlisted Reef Relief to help establish a system of reef mooring buoys to protect the coral reefs of Green Turtle Cay from anchor damage. He helped organize a presentation from Reef Relief on the importance of protecting coral reefs, followed by a group discussion as to whether Green Turtle Cay should install mooring buoys. The local fishermen, boaters and others provided support for the idea and identified reefs that are candidates for the buoys. He organized a work party for the volunteers, who spliced lines for the mooring buoys and later organized and hosted a reception to celebrate the new buoy installations. Mr. Bethell has helped facilitate the delivery, storage and customs clearance of additional buoys and supplies to Green Turtle Cay for the buoy program, the coral survey and a new program to save stormdamaged corals. With the help of Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line Guests, the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund has supported more than 350 conservation projects totaling $7 million. To learn more about the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund please visit http://www.disneywildlifefund.com.Hope TownStudents Pay Tribute to Retired HeadmasterBy Candace Key Former students of retired Headmaster Patrick Bethel and his teacher wife, Margaret, paid tribute to them with an evening of reminiscing and celebration at Hope Town. The memorable occasion took place on the 50th anniversary of the Bethels tenure as teachers in that settlement. Students from many Bahamian islands, the U.S. and even the Cayman Islands anCaysFrom Page 5 More News of the Cays Elbow Cay residents are finally getting their roads paved. The company is beginning the paving process on the south end of the island and is working toward Hope Town. Alumni of the Hope Town School from the 1950s gathered for their 50th anniversary to honor their Headmaster, Mr. Patrick Bethel, and his wife, Margaret who taught with him. Mr. Bethel is shown calling roll after which he challenged them with difficult questionstypical of their school days. Please see Cays Page 18 Carefree travel begins with a travel insurance policy from J.S. Johnson.Choose from 3 levels of coverage for: Personal Accident Medical and Other Expenses Hospital Benefit Cancellation and Curtailment Personal Baggage Delayed Baggage Personal Money & Documents Personal Liability Hijack Legal Expenses Talk to our professionals today about the level of coverage you need.367-2688Bronze up to $100,000 for medical expenses Silver up to $250,000 for medical expenses Gold up to $500,000 for medical expensesNASSAU Collins Ave 322-2341 Thompson Blvd 325-8776 Mall at Marathon 393-6286367-2688Visit us online at www.jsjohnson.com 2003 ADWORKSDOVE PLAZA, MARSH HARBOUR FREEPOR T 242-352-7119

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Page 18 The Abaconian July 15, 2004 MAN-O-WAR HARDWAREInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD #1 LUMBERPlain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyFor Quotes or Information Call Walter Sweeting or Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-365-6011 Fax 365-6039 We monitor VHF Ch 69 Deliveries Arranged from Green Turtle Cay to Little HarbourAn Extensive Selection ofNon-CorrosiveHardwareBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless SteelHurricane ClipsBrass, Stainless & Monel Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250 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 swered the invitation from organizer, Mrs. Yvonne Key, for this memorable event. Mrs. Suzanne Bethel helped Mrs. Key with the events local coordination. Approximately 100 alumni, their spouses and families gathered at the historic 111year-old Hope Town School to begin the ceremony with a prayer and a roll call. Then followed a moment of silence for deceased students and family members. Everyone filed inside the school to marvel over the difference between its looks 50 years ago and today. Mr. Bethel began class by asking his students questions as he had done 50 years ago. He even had a tamarind switch cut just in case. Sixty-year-old brain cells strained to remember and recall answers to questions as onlookers chuckled. Mr. Bethel remarked how pleased he was that so many of his students had succeeded in life. He ran through a list of successful business owners and professionals that had once been his students in the school. He remarked it proved that a firm foundation obtained at school helps as you enter the working sphere. Following the question period, the graduates sang old school songs such as Little Drops of Water and Sang a Pretty Brooklet. Suzanne Bethel, herself a former teacher at Hope Town School, recited a poem from the Royal Reader. The group gathered pool side at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge for a sumptuous buffet dinner and more reminiscing. Mrs. Key acted as Mistress of Ceremonies during which more poems were read and stories of days gone by were retold under a starry sky with the murmur of ocean waves as background music and the camaraderie of good friends making it a perfect evening.Man-O-War CayAlbury Brothers Begins U.S. Production of 20 FooterAlbury Brothers Boats began producing the famed 20-foot center console model outboard in their U.S. production facility. The 20 footer has been in production on Man-O-War since 1990. Approximately 125 of these boats are on the water. The first U.S. built boat, powered with a Yamaha 150 h.p. completed her sea trials in June. She is owned by Mr. N. Campbell of Singer Island, Florida. The second and third 20 footers, built for a foreign owner, are in various stages of completion. Jeff Lichterman, President of Albury Brothers USA, said, We are delighted to be producing this esteemed model along with the 23 footer. The 20-foot boat has been a favorite of Bahamian crawfishermen and Abaco rental fleets for years, having amply demonstrated her ride, seaworthiness and low maintenance costs. CaysFrom Page 17 welcomed to take it in to the bakery and Mrs. Basden will be happy to bake it for you.New Bakery Has OpenedBy Isobel Sherman Chef Terrell Russell, who was the owner of the Flour House Bakery from 1993-1999, has returned with a new name for his business, The Back Street Caf and Bakery. Located in the building behind Memorial Plaza, Terrell is bringing all his skills to this new venture. Flour House started off on the water front and then moved to where Back Street Caf is now located. After closing Flour House Terell spent a few years in the U.S. with his wife and son. Returning to Abaco he has been the chef at Abaco Beach Resort. Terell trained at the Bahamas Hotel Training College in Freeport and is well known for his skills at pastry and baking. Back Street will be selling his breads, coconut, whole wheat, potato, 8-grain bread, French bread, herb bread and also bread for diabetics, which will be baked by special order only. In addition, there will be fresh cinnamon buns, doughnuts, rolls, hamburger rolls and hot dog rolls as well as cakes and pies. Terrell can provide that wedding cake or birthday cake as well. Back Street Caf and Bakery will be serving breakfast and lunch daily. Dinner will be served on Fridays and Saturdays only. Breakfast is served Monday Saturday from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. There are daily specials as well as menu selections. Also in the works are meals for weight watchers. Back Street employs two full time persons and one part time person as well as a cook. Terrell can cater for special events up to 250 persons. He will be selling his breads in local stores as well. Back Street Caf can be reached at 367-2782. Children from Central Abaco enjoyed Vacation Bible School at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town. The Bible school was well attended and the children enjoyed doing crafts along with singing, Bible stories and games. Central From Page 11 The Albury Brothers 20 foot is usually built to order and retails for $21,995. Albury Brothers Boats have been built for over 50 years by three generations of the Albury family and are now built on ManO-War and Riviera Beach, Florida.St. Andrews Methodist Church Summer Bible SchoolBy Jennifer Hudson Many children from Dundas Town and Murphy Town have been enjoying three weeks of learning and fun at summer Bible School during the month of July at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town. During the week beginning July 12th 31 young people from the United Methodist Church in Pensacola, Florida, were in Marsh Harbour to volunteer their help with Bible School and construction work. While 25 of the teenagers and six adults ran the Bible School, approximately eight others with two adult leaders worked on repairing and repainting a house for a senior citizen in Murphy Town and refurbishing the Mission House at St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town. News of the Bible School quickly spread Please see Central Page 19

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 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 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 Specialsand whereas on the first day 80 children attended, by the third day 123 were enrolled in the programme. The children, who were placed in four groups, enjoyed crafts, music, Bible stories and recreational games. These youngsters kept the teenagers on their toes but all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was the first visit of any of the volunteers to Abaco and they all expressed their pleasure in being in such a beautiful place amongst such friendly and helpful people. The second week of Bible School was organized by Rev. Carla Culmer, Pastor of St. Andrews Methodist Church, and Garrett Kemble, Youth Worker at St. James Methodist Church, while another group of young Methodists from Florida arrived to run the final week. CentralFrom Page 18 The Port Department in conjunction with the Royal Bahamas Defense Force conducted an evacuation drill on July 16 at the port facility in Marsh Harbour. This was a scehduled event. Although advance notice was given, it was carried out as though there was a real emergency. Later this year it will be repeated without advance notice to insure all parties understand their roles. Civilian and government personnel left the area for refuge in the nearby Seventh Day Adventist Church. The road was secured while fire and other personnel searched the port area for simulated threats. Security personnel, fire and police took part in this exercise.Port Holds Emergency DrillVacation Bible SchoolsBy Isobel Sherman The Church of Christ in Marsh Harbour is having a vacation Bible school from July 19-24 at the church in Marsh Harbour. Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel is having their vacation Bible school from July 19-24 at the church. VisitThe AbaconiansWebsite atwww.abaconian.com The Complete Paper All Classifieds Linked to Advertisers 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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FlowersDirector of Northern Region Imperial Life FinancialNew Vison Ministries, Marsh Harbour July 24, 2004 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. All Are Welcome Free AdmissionRefreshments will be servedImperial Life Financial 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.comHope Town SchoolSchool Holds Awards NightExcited students and their families gathered in anticipation at St. James Methodist Church for the awards. night for the 20032004 school year. The church soon filled to capacity and cameras were poised, ready to take pictures of proud award winners. Most of the major awards given are memorial in nature which allows the persons virtues to be memorialized and remembered. Most often a family member is present to describe the person in whose memory the award is given and to actually present the award. In many cases the family members giving the award are parents or grandparents of children presently attending the school, allowing that persons memory to live on. Memorial awards include the Gallup Awards for Academic Excellence, Improvement and Effort Dr. George Gallup began this award when he lived in Hope Town for winters. Then he and his wife Ophelia would present this award themselves. Dr. Gallup of the Gallup Poll fame is now deceased. Another award is given in the memory of Lev Cummings by his wife, Adelaide, who is herself a successful author and a gold medal Senior Olympian in tennis. The Elta Bethel Award was presented this year by his visiting grandson, Nicholas Malone. This award is given for ambition. The Reggie Malone Memorial Award is given to the Best All Around Senior Student in remembrance of a man who was talented in many areas. The Trudy Albury Citizenship Award is given to a child who exhibits the traits of compassion and helpfulness as the honoree did. Students making the Honour Roll are praised for the dedication to work. One much coveted award is not a memorial award but is given by former Hope Town Headmaster, Mr. Patrick Bethel, for perfect attendance. Each child at Hope Town School is special and each one receives an award. Its a long awaited night for students, teachers and proud parents. At the end of the program, the schools community volunteers, PTA officers ane teachers receive bumper stickers, presents, flowers and many thanks.End of Year Is Celebrated in StyleStudents, teachers and parents celebrated the end of the school year with an exciting education fun-filled day at Cracker Ps ResSchool Newstaurant on Lubbers Quarters. The restaurant is owned by Patrick and Linda Stewart. Coach Patrick is one of our much loved volunteer sports coach at school and the idea of a day with Coach Patrick, sports and hamburgers on the grill had everyone in high spirits. On the boat trip to Lubbers, Patrick passed out picture I.D. sheets and Cracker Ps visitor sheets to all. Then we began our educational tour up his newly completed nature walk. The children loved the recently built observatory tower on a rise of land that allowed them a great view of several of the Abaco islands. The next activity was Students of the Hope Town School are given memorial awards which remember virtues of deceased members of the community. Several of the recipients are shown here with the Hope Town teachers and Mrs. Peggy Gates. Mrs. Gates gave a citizenship award in memory of her mother, Mrs. Trudy Albury. Please see School Page 21 Coach Patrick Stewart explains to students, teachers and parents how to use the nature ID sheets before they began their nature walk on Lubbers Quarters. The school celebrated the end of their school year at Patricks Cracker Ps Restaurant. The nature walk and climbing the observation tower began a fun filled day for them that included swimming and volleyball on the beach. Hope Town school is proud of its corporate friends such as Cracker Ps for the interest they take in the students.

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 21 NOWOPEN !!! BUSINESS MACHINES COPIERS FAX MACHINES CALCULATORS CASH REGISTERS LASER PRINTERS COPIER & LASER PRINTER CARTRIDGE REFILLING RUBBERSTAMPS IMPRINTING TONER ANDMORE!!!! Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Tel: 367-5363 SchoolFrom Page 20 viewing Patricks newest venture beekeeping. He donned his bee-keeping outfit, gave the bees a bit of tranquilizing smoke, then took the hive apart to explain the art of how bees create honey. After volleyball, swimming, hamburgers, watermelon and birthday cake, everyone piled in boats to head back to Hope Town. Thanks to Coach Patrick and Linda for being a great friend of our school.Abaco Central HighSummer SchoolBy Isobel Sherman The Ministry of Education offered a month long summer school in English and math to eighth graders at Abaco Central High. Their English and math teachers recommended the students for the summer school. A total of 44 eighth graders are taking part in this program, which is voluntary for the students. Each day, Monday through Friday, they go to the Resource Center in Marsh Harbour and have one and a half hours of math and one and a half hours of English instruction. The idea is to increase their skills in these areas. Mrs. NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday More School NewsJackie Johnson is teaching math and Ms. Catherine Knowles is teaching English. Mrs. Curlene Lundy is overseeing the math summer program. A similar program is being conducted at S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town.A ReminderBy Isobel Sherman New and returning students to Abaco Central High must register for the new school year. New students must bring last report card, passport, National Insurance card and immunization card. Registration fee for new students is $150. Returning students must re-register and the fee is $100. The high school office is open from 9-12 noon on Monday Friday through the month of July and the first two weeks in August. The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool Conch Crawl restaurant and bar Dive Abaco! SCUBA / Snorkle CenterThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: themoorings@batelnet.bswww.conchinn.com Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. Were waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbours premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel station Tide North Bar Channel August 2004

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Page 22 The Abaconian July 15, 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.Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties34 hse + 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties30 + 365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key43 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hue 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general Abaco information http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http://www.abacos.com http://www.go-abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com + agents who have multiple cottages and houses By Jennifer Hudson From April through June each year the islands of Abaco welcome hundreds of boaters for a series of major fishing tournaments. The continual growth of these tournaments, which have been coming here annually for the past 31 years, along with positive press and media coverage makes for a large impact on tourism and provides a huge economic boost for businesses. Beginning with the smaller Sea Spray Fishing Tournament in Hope Town and the Bahamas White Marlin Open through to the Creme de la creme Bertram Hatteras Shootout and the prestigious five leg Bahamas Billfish Championships, they all play a part in bringing the tourist dollars here. While the Sea Spray tournament brought just ten boats to Hope Town, these boats brought 60 people with them who filled Sea Sprays five villas, the Abaco Inn and various rental homes. The Shoot Out normally brings 63 boats to Boat Harbour and, with each boat consuming approximately 2,000 gallons of fuel at a cost of $2.40 per gallon, this means a great boost to the gasolene retailers here. The Bahamas Billfish Championship brought in a total of 302 boats throughout all five legs: 1st leg Boat Harbour 62 boats, 2nd leg Spanish Cay 48 boats, 3rd leg Treasure Cay 50 boats, 4th leg Treasure Cay 58 boats and 5th leg Boat Harbour 84 boats. It is estimated by the BBC committee that approximately $20,000 per week per tourist per boat is spent on accommodation, air fare, fuel, groceries, entertainment, travel, liquor and other supplies. This pumps a whopping $6 million dollars into the Abaco community. The final leg alone with its 84 boats brought $1.682 million into Abaco. Entry fees are high; $5,000 for the Shoot Out and $1,500 for each of the BBC tournaments. A large proportion of this money makes its way into the Abaco economy as these funds are used to pay for the social events, award banquets at the end of each tournament and the championship rings which are designed and made by Abaco Gold which donates five percent of the money into the BBC Scholarship Fund. Normally, only the crews stay aboard the boats which means that boat owners, their families and friends are all accommodated in facilities within the communities of Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay and to a lesser degree, Hope Town. During the tournaments the Abaco Beach Resort was full to capacity and could not even accommodate all the visitors to Boat Harbour so other places such as Regattas and the Conch Inn benefitted. The tournament organizers and Mr. John Neophytou, Manager of the Great Abaco Beach Resort, stated that they try to minimize the number of functions at the resorts in order to spread the dollars throughout the community. Establishments such as Java, Sapodillys and Hummingbird enjoyed a marked increase in business during the tournaments and Abaco Gold and Iggy Biggy noticed an increase of shoppers during the tournaments with good spenders. During the final three tournaments in particular, many women and children accompany the fishermen as by that time schools in the U.S. are out for the summer. While the menfolk are out fishing, other family members make use of rental cars, mopeds, golf carts, boat rentals, beauty parlours, shops and restaurants within Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay while some make use of the ferries to visit Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay. Nippers especially is a great favourite of tournament participants. Extra employment is created for several local residents as during the tournaments additional staff is employed by the Abaco Beach Resort for this busy period. Mr. Neophytou stated that he employs between 10 and 20 extra full-time staff during this time. Others, such as boat washers, are hired by the boat owners to clean their boats. Much valuable exposure is gained for the Island of Abaco from these tournaments as they are widely advertised abroad. They are covered heavily by Billfishing Magazine and other major sportfishing publications. This years winner will be visiting Australia so news of Abaco will spread much further afield. The tournament organizers hope that next year an Australian team will come to Abaco to enter the tournaments. The Bahamas Billfish Championship also benefits young people of Abaco since in the year 2000 the Steering Committee instituted a scholarship programme which isFishing Tournaments Benefit Abacos Economyadministered by the Lyford Cay Foundation in Nassau to assist Bahamian students studying marine biology at college level. Just this year they added $60,000 to the fund. Several students are benefitting including Olivia Patterson of Hope Town, who is presently studying at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida, with the help of a BBC scholarship. Throughout its history the BBC has been a consistent supporter of billfish research. Biologists from the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Bahamas Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries have monitored the Championship as part of the recent billfish tournament sampling programme. In a major move towards conservation of the species, the BBC established size minimums for billfish that have significantly increased the number of billfish that are released during the series. One of the organizers of the BBC said that the fishing this year was unbelievable with record numbers of fish. The committee is concerned about pressure on the reefs around Abaco with so much fishing. In order to relieve some of that pressure they have decided to take the second leg to Harbour Island next year. Abaco has been the destination of choice for these tournaments for so many years as, according to one of the committee members for the Shoot Out. The fishing is the best in the entire Bahamas and tropical USA, and the resorts of Boat Harbour and Treasure Cay have the capacity to handle the 50 to 100 boats. Abaco has it all! Business Briefs Three New Shops OpenBy Portia Jonsson Marsh Harbour is consolidating its status as the commercial centre of Abaco as more and more retail outlets open. The latest are Island Girl Boutique, Island Care Wireless and In Fashion Kids Boutique. Island Girl Boutique, located near the entrance to Regattas of Abaco, opened on July 9th. The modern and beautifully decorated boutique, which is owned and operated by Ms. Kelly Albury with the assistance of her daughter,Raven, carries a large selection of Bahamian made handbags and shell work, clothing for the entire family including plus sizes, jewelry, hats, decorative accessories, swim wear, purses, sunglasses, shoes and much more. Store hours are 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru Saturday. On July 15th Island Care Wireless opened its doors. Located in the Barclays Bank Building, the store specializes in cell phones including Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony and accessories, DVD players, VCRs, televisions, X-Box, Playstation and Game Cub. Quikcell and pre-paid phone cards can be purchased at the store as well as wet packs for all boaters and fishermen, which keeps all their equipment safe and dry. Island Care Wireless is owned and operated by Mrs. Monica Adderley. Give the shop a call today at 367-0ICW (367-0429) or stop by during store hours 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. In Fashion Kids Boutique is where you will find fun looks for kids with ch ildrens clothing in infant to teen sizes. The childrens store opened in June and is situated in Suite 110 in Dove Plaza next to Island Pharmacy. Store hours are 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 9 a.m. 6 p.m. on Saturday.

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 23 Dive Shops Marsh HarbourDive Abaco...................................367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures................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 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 ............ 954-359-4191 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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JULY 15th, 2004 Students from Grade 5 and 6 at the Hope Town School accompanied by parents, friends and teacher, Mrs. Candace Key, went in search of the elusive best kept secret in The Bahamas. With help from Beryl Gibbs at Bahamasair, we were on our way to Inagua in no time flat! Although it is at the farthest end of our archipelago, the excitement we all felt made the flight seem short. We had planned this long awaited trip for several months and the moment was finally here. We were not in least deterred by comments such as Inagua? What? All those mosquitos and the heat . youll die! We were more enthusiastic about seeing the largest flock of flamingoes, wild donkeys, Bahamian parrots and birds of all types, historic buildings and the incredible Morton Salt Company than worrying about bugs and heat. Flying down the island chain to Matthew Town, Inagua, the pilot pointed out the islands as we passed. When we landed, a donkey was on the side of the runway and people met the plane selling coconut and pineapple pies our adventure had begun! We were met by our tour guide, Mr. Colin Ingraham, who apologized because he had been called away on an emergency. He left us in the hands of Mr. Jarvis Williams, who would be our tour guide for the three days were Please see Inagua Page 2Inagua Fascinates Hope Town StudentsHope Town School Discovers Bahamas Best Kept SecretThe wild donkeys of Inagua wander through Matthew Town and some even become pets. The Hope Town school children visiting Inagua for a school trip were fascinated by the donkeys and other wildlife that they encountered. They toured the Morton Salt Company plant, explored ruins and caves, visited the Defense Force Base and toured the lighthouse. Goombay Featured Spring City RockersBeautiful costumes, a fast beat and fancy dance steps make for a colorful Goombay festival. Shown above is Colin Curry of the Spring City Rockers who performed at the Goombay festival held on July 16. By Jennifer Hudson The crawfishing season which closes on March 31st each year does not reopen until August 1st in accordance with the laws of the Bahamas However, government officials have already found people illegally catching crawfish weeks before the season officially reopens. This last week six men in a 49-foot vessel were apprehended off Moores Island and charged with having fresh crawfish on board. They were also charged for having undersized crawfish, stone crabs and illegal diving equipment. The officials seized the boat as well as bringing charges against the men. Spanish Cay Resort was also fined for being in possession of 294 fresh crawfish. The government is very serious about violators and says that it will prosecute to the full extent of the law.Crawfish in July Means Heavy FinesDesmond Cartwright is one of the few limbo experts on Abaco. Here he has successfully completed another of his performances to the amazement of the crowd..Desmond Shows Limbo Technique Non Bahamians have a bag limit of six crawfish per person at any one time. No spearing can be done while in scuba gear. Powered spear guns are illegal but pole spears and Hawaiian slings are permitted while free diving.Remember These Fishing Regulations

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Page 2 B The Abaconian July 15, 2004there. Through Beryls sister, Mrs. Mortimer, we were able to rent two of the houses owned by Morton Salt. We dropped off our bags, grabbed our cameras and headed to have lunch. We soon discovered that Inagua has very few tourists and the restaurants often only open on weekends for the locals. We were surprised, too, that there was no fish or conch on the menus. They eat so much seafood there that when they do go out, they prefer chicken, mutton or whopper hamburgers. However, we found Genevas Cozy Corner and The Crystal Ruins restaurants, which opened wide their doors for us, caught fresh fish and conch for us and treated us like royalty. Their down home attitude about whatever you want in the restaurants was also evident everywhere we went. After one meal Chief Councillor Capt. Stevie Fox treated us to a lively history lesson. We couldnt keep the children still long and they were soon exploring a salina (salt marsh), marveling over how salt attached its crystals to rocks to expand. After a delicious lunch we set off in the comfortable 15-seat van for our tour. Inagua, home of approximately 1000 residents, is said to have the best laid out town in The Bahamas, Matthew Town. The name Inagua is a derivation of henagua, Spanish for where the waters are. We drove out of town past ruins of an old sisal mill and ruins of a beautiful old church that was now inhabited by a family of ospreys which had built their huge nest on its rafter top. It wasnt long until we came upon a flock of Bahamian parrots, noisily enjoying an afternoon snack of berries. They appear to be a bit larger and rounder than their Abaco cousins. Possible, its all the guineps they have been feasting on! These parrots nest in pine tree cavities instead of ground limestone cavities as our islands parrots do. We viewed some old wells no longer in use and passed ponds with turtles basking on rocks. Sea birds and shore birds abounded. The Morton Salt Company tour was fantastic! People such as Mr. Walter Ewings, Pastor Carl Farquarson, Scott Nixon, Debbie Farquarson and Maxine Ingraham dropped what they were doing and spent the afternoon with us. The children were shown how solar salt is produced, processed and graded. At this plant salt is graded for use by fisheries or industries, not the table salt which would require additional purification and processing. Basically, salt water is pumped into a 34,000 acre reservoir system and the 60 shallow salt reservoirs called crystalizers receive the brine. The process of constant sun and breeze from their location at the entrance of the Windward Passage makes this the ideal location for salt production. The salt grows to six inches deep by the process of evaporation and then is harvested once a year from March to June. We were fortunate to be able to watch this process. Road graders broke up the salt layer and pushed it into piles. A combine harvester scoops up the windrows of salt and shoots them into a 25-ton tractor trailer driving up and down the rows beside the harvester. The salt is then taken back to the plant and dumped into a hopper to be washed. It is sorted on a conveyor belt and set out in huge stockpiles 50 feet tall to await shipment. A stockpile can hole up to 240,000 tons of salt! The company generously donated a 10-pound salt crystal to our school and each child left with a souvenir bag or of each of the three grades of salt they produce. The salt may be used in water softeners, fisheries preserving, salt licks for animals or in industry. Again, we were gratified by the time everyone took to educate us. We walked through every office and met everyone and in every room we met someone with an Abaco connection! Debbie Farquarson gave us a wonderful history and geography lesson of Inagua, which is 45 miles long and 30 miles wide, while standing beside a wall-sized topographic map of Inagua. It seems that there were other settlements and people would travel by donkey from the more remote areas to Matthew Town. Once compulsory school attendance was begun, families moved down to Matthew Town for schooling and the other settlements died out. The majority of the island is a nature sanctuary managed by the Bahamas National Trust. Lake Windsor (also known as Lake Rosa) draws the most interest as the ancestral nesting grounds for the West Indian flamingos and thousands of other species of sea birds. A very interesting part of this solar salt production is the series of pumps that bring in tons of sea water and push it around the The students of the Hope Town School learned how salt was harvested on Inagua. They each brought back souvenir bags of each of the three grades of salt produced. Please see Inagua Page 3 InaguaFrom Page 1Students See Salt Harvesting Process

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 B 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 The more you buy, the more you save.Summer Savings Plan: the more you buy, the more you save.Turning up the volume on B I G savings on quarter, half & full cases, and balesFRESH PRODUCE CHOICE MEATS GROCERIES SUPPLIES EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR FAMOUS BRANDS DON MACKAY BLVD.MARSH HARBOUR,ABACO. (242) 367-2020/8 FAX:(242) 367-2242 OPEN MON-SAT 8 AM-5 PM Stock up on the savings for crawfish season & summer fun!salt reservoirs. The pumping system also pulls in fish, fish eggs and turtles which live the next few years of their life in the relatively safe water creeks which supply the salt ponds. Barracudas are an island favorite and considered absolutely safe to eat because they eat only fish eggs and small fish pulled in by the pumps, so do not carry the dreaded ciguatera fish poisoning. We saw U.S. Coast Guard and locals fishing at the pumps, definitely a different type of island fishing, you dont even need a boat! The donkeys are typically a nocturnal creature, preferring to graze in the cool evenings. We took a donkey tour at night and the children even took a turn at pump fishing. They were thrilled to see donkeys strolling through town with their foals! A few people keep donkeys as pets and it was very exciting to get to know Doris the donkey on an up-close and personal basis. Parrots and guinep trees caused an immediate stop wherever we were going and the parrots graciously shared the sweet round fruit with us. Our best ever tour guide, Jarvis, pulled into yards to ask about candy (homemade peppermints and benne cakes from Mrs. Hazel Henfields and peanut brittle) and other sweets for us including pies from Ms. Gloria Thompson. Suffice it to say, no one was ever hungry! We enjoyed meeting Ms. Cynthia Harris, who autographed copies of her book about Great Inagua. The Hope Town crowd was raring to go early the next morning. We took a beforebreakfast tour of the old salt ponds to view flamingos. Pink ribbons of colour were throughout the original salt pans that were long abandoned. When flocks would become airborne, it was a sight that took your breath away. The day was spent exploring bat caves, mangrove areas and more flamingo hang-outs. We spent a lazy afternoon swimming at some of the most beautiful pristine beaches we had ever seen. Their water is saltier than ours, and we all had fun bobbing and just relaxing. The tour of their light station was very interesting. Their lighthouse looks much like ours but is painted all white. On a clear night the mountains and lights of Cuba and Haiti are visible from the lighthouse or from ground level, both those neighouring island being only 40 miles from Inagua. A visit to the Defense Force Base was our final activity. We picked up the pies we ordered and sadly got ready to leave. It was one of the most exciting trips I have ever been on. We are planning another visit when the whales migrate by in March on their way to the calving grounds off the Dominican Republic. To all the wonderful people we met in Inagua, we say, Thanks, and dont change a thing for us! Oh and by the way, there were no mosquitos and the heat was worse on Abaco! I would highly recommend this trip as a must for all Bahamians and our visitors alike. Bahamasair has a great through fare, flight times are very compatible and you are on the ground touring by 11 that mornInaguaFrom Page 2Parrots, Sea Birds Abound in Wildlife Sancutary 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 ing. Youll find a friend and an adventure in every corner. Whether you are a history buff or a naturalist or even a person looking for somewhere different, Inagua is for everyone! We cannot wait to return. Tour guide Jarvis Williams became our good friend and has already sent us two boxes of guineps for the group. We highly recommend Colin Ingrahams Inagua Tours. This is a tip for everyone, young and old. I was pleased that not any child ever said, Im bored, I wish wed gone to Atlantis instead. Please contact Candace Key or Beryl Gibbs for further information about booking your adventure to Inagua. Yes, we believe Inagua is the Bahamas best kept secret. But she shared her people and secrets with us and we will share them with you.

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Page 4 B The Abaconian July 15, 2004 K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Repairs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury Owner/Manager The end of the Public dock seemed to be the favourite spot on Man-O-War on July 10th, 2004. Our gentle giant, Bronson Roberts, kept the enjoyment level at high alert for the crowd which gathered to take part in the swimming activities on that hot summer afternoon. Visitors and locals, young and old followed Bronson into the harbour as spectators gathered on surrounding docks and in the harbour in their boats. Every year the tradition of the slippery pole, a long pole hung off the end of the dock which challenges the most able and agile competitors to its end, is the main attraction and this year was no exception. The festivities began at 10 at the ball field, organized by Mr. and Mrs. Brian Albury, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Albury and many others. Foot races, tug-of-war and other events were concluded, then everyone moved to the public cock and Mr. Emerson and Miss Florries landing where the Texaco Tent was erected. Brian and Glenn and others had prepared all sorts of fun and games for the competitors and spectators, and a barbecue to the benefit of next years Independence Day had a successful turnout. Later in the evening awards were given out to the competitors and a tremendous display of fireworks was arranged by Mr. George Phillpot and others, much to the delight of onlookers. With two tired children, I left at 9 while Mr. Andy Albury and others assembled for a softball game which continued late into the night. In the words of some of the older sojers, it was such a pleasure to see the community together for a long day of celebrations and athletic activities. The community is grateful to those who worked so hard to put the event together.Man-O-War Celebrates IndependenceThis is the winning team of senior woman in the tug of war competition whch was popular at the Man-O-War independence celebration on July 10. A variety of games for young people provided entertainment at the Man-O-War independence celebration. The games were organized by Mr. and Mrs. Brian Albury, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Albury and others. 1. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B .E.C. Marsh Harbour, Administrative Office and Marsh Harbour Power Station (including bathrooms and kitchens). Services will be required five (5) days per week Monday Friday. 2. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C. Coopers Town Office. Services will be required two (2) days per week Tuesday and Thursday. 3. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C. Green Turtle Cay Office. Services will be required two (2) days per week Tuesday and Thursday. 4. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and up-keep of the Green Turtle Cay Power Station. 5. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C. Treasure Cay Office. Services will be required five (5) days per week Monday Friday. 6. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C. Hope Town Office and light landscaping & cleaning of the B.E.C. Hope Town grounds. Services will be required one (1) day per week (Wednesday) and twice per month for light lanscaping & cleaning of the grounds. 7. Proposals are requested for the cleaning, landscaping and up-keep of the following Bahamas Eelectricity Corporation stations or substations: Bahama Palm Shores sub-station Casuarina Point sub-station Cherokee sub-station Fox Town sub-station Green Turtle Cay sub-station (ferry dock location) Leisure Lee sub-station Marsh Harbour Managers residence Marsh Harbour Power Station Marsh Harbour Stores Compound Murphy/Dundas Town sub-station (across from Grace Baptist Church) O.P.S. sub-station (Opposite Island Breezes) Public Works Department (PWD) sub-station Treasure Cay sub-station Interested persons should present a monthly cost for cleaning the premises in writing, in a sealed envelope with the word "TENDER" clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. Bids should of sent to B.E.C. Marsh Harbour, Abaco, to the attention of Mr. Benjamin Beneby, Manager, B.E.C. Abaco on or before July 26, 2004 (5:00 p.m.).Bahamas Electricity Corporation Abaco OperationsCleaning and Landscaping Invitation For Proposals 2004-2005 The Corporation Reserves The Right To Reject Any Or All Proposals.

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 B ARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Freight Forwarding Transportation & Logistics Services Ship AgenciesFor More Information:Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasVisit our office on Front Street One Call Does It All By Stephanie Humblestone Rebecca Risberg of Lubbers Quarters is swimming every day and practicing chin-ups in preparation for life on board the 188-foot Barkentine-rigged Tall Ship Concordia the moving campus of sailing school at sea Class Afloat. In order to climb the mast you have to do chin-ups, said the diminutive, svelte 18-year-old who was awarded the 2004-5 Bahamas Scholarship. An Honour Roll student of Forest Heights Academy, Rebecca graduated this summer with an impressive GPA of 3.95 and First Place in English as well as an Honorable Mention in Marine Biology. Rebecca is quiet about her achievements and appears to take them in her stride. Her friend Ashley Sands had to remind her to include that she received the newly presented Award for the Most Outstanding Student in her class. My parents are really supportive and they frame all my awards and anything that is written about me, smiled Rebecca. Although she was born and brought up around the water and her transportation to and from school has always been by boat, Rebecca admits to being a little wary as well as excited about embarking on the year long-expedition which will take her through such exotic places as the Solomon Islands, the Seychelles, Madagascar, Namibia and Brazil. I wanted to go because I know it will be a great experience but I have never been away from home that long before, said Rebecca. However, she has traveled extensively in the United States, Canada and Europe. Rebecca was no stranger to the Class Afloat programme, offered by its Director Treasure Cay resident Terry Davies. Travis Spicer, Jason Wiltfang, Nikhil Shah, Neil Hingle and Andrew Wilhoyte are all former awardees of the scholarship and all from Forest Heights Academy. Over the past few years Rebecca had heard many of their tales of far-off places and their adventures at sea. Neil Hingle, her friend from nearby Hope Town (Class Afloat Graduate 20012) is now in his third year at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University studying Aeronautical Science. Neil said, Go for it, Becky! He kept encouraging me, she recalled. So I did and I am so pleased! On August 15 she will set sail with 50 students from around the world from Richmond, Canada, on the first four-month leg of her adventure. Prior to this she will spend a week on board ship doing sail training and familarising herself with her new home and new family. The Class Afloat programme has over 20 years of experience, a highly trained crew comprising Sr. Capt. Andrew Sraburzynski, two officers, two engineers, a bosun, a bosuns mate, a cook and a medical officer. There is a teaching faculty of seven, computers on board and a specially designed website, Sites Alive which records their route daily for parents, family, friends and teachers to follow. In the second semester the S/V Concordia which was built in 1992,will sail from Dar es Salaam around the east coast of Africa, across to South America and then down to Guadeloupe and the DoOut Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 Young Abaco Girl Receives Class Afloat Scholarship minican Republic. In May it will dock in its Radio Home Port of Nassau for three days before continuing its journey on to Quebec City via Norfolk Virginia and Burin Canada for graduation on June 28, 2005. By that time Rebecca will have forged friendships which will last a lifetime, have countless stories and anecdotes and albums brimming over with spectacular photographs.

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Page 6 B The Abaconian July 15, 2004 Reefs, Wrecks, Walls, Night Dives, Caves, Caverns, Blue Holes and More!242-367-2963Professional Full Service Dive CenterInstruction: Resort to Instructor Trainer Gear Sales, Rentals, Repairs, Air Fills, Nitrox Huge Variety of Sites, Personalized Guided Tours Universal Referral Location, NAUI Pro-Platinum Facilty Located at Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marsh Harbour, Abacowww.abacodiveadventures.comDivDiv DivDiv Div e the e the e the e the e the AdAd AdAd Ad vv vv v entures!entures! entures!entures! entures!Abaco Adventures By Liann Key Kaighin Fifteen sailors showed up on July 3, 2004, for the 14th Annual Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta held off Pelican Beach in Marsh Harbour. Ten entrants traveled via the fast ferry from Nassau, and five local sailors tried valiantly to defend the title won last year by Jim Kaighin of Little Orchard. The first race of the day saw sunny skies and a good breeze out of the east, enough wind for some sailors to have to put in their Jens rig. This allows lighter sailors to depower their sails and keep the boat upright in heavier conditions. The first race of the day was won by three-time world champion, Donnie Martinborough of Nassau. Even as the last boats were finishing the race, ominous thunder clouds were building to the west, and the remainder of the races had to be postponed. Sailors and spectators enjoyed the down time, snacking on lunch and sharing regatta memories. After the storm blew through, the balance of the races were begun at 3 p.m., and a total of five races were completed. Winds were much lighter than the morning race and had shifted to the west. Thankfully, it remained overcast as all those who forgot their sunscreen enjoyed the cooler skies. Donnie Martinborough was anything but cool though, as he won all five races. Trophies were presented onshore at the cabana at the end of racing. The Marsh Harbour Sailing Club must commend Amarylis Key for her most exquisite handmade ceramic flowers which were awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, top woman, and top junior sailors. The day was even more special as Mrs. Sadie Lowe, wife of Homer Lowe, was on hand to congratulate the trophy winners by presenting the prizes. In addition, the Marsh Harbour Sailing Club took the opportunity to present a special award of thanks to Hugh and Sylvia Cottis for their years of dedication in helping with race committee in past sunfish events. A sincere thanks to Dr. Paul and Mrs. Ann Gooding on board Horizons for running yet another memorable regatta for us, and to Ellen Hardy for her hard work with marks setting. Who needs Golds gym when you have 25 pound weights on course buoys? The Marsh Harbour Sailing Club continues to sail throughout the year with the RC Laser fleet. If you are interested in joining us in either the sunfish class or the RC Laser class, please feel free to give us a call on 367-3661. Race Results 1st Donnie Martinborough 2nd Jim Kaighin 3rd Robert Dunkley 4th Jody Lowe 5th Jimmie Lowe 6th Spencer Higgs, Top Junior 7th John Galloway 8th Lori Lowe, Top Woman A Sunfish regatta was held on July 3 at Pelican Beach in Marsh Harbour, the 14th Annual Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta. Skippers shown here are, l to r, Spencer Higgs, Jimmie Lowe, Thomas Phillips, Jim Kaighin, Donnie Martinborough and Jody Lowe all vying for position on their way to the first windward mark in the opening race.Sunfish Regatta Attracts Off Island Contestants Horizontal storage tanks Cone bottom Pick-up truck tanks Low profile tanks Vertical tanks POLYETHYLENE TANKS Also: pumps, bladders, softeners, RO systems, desalinators, DI systems, filters, etc. . Resilient Wont crack UV stabilized Better than F G No bad smell No bad taste Inexpensive Ships easily Many sizes Many Shapes Lots in stock Bulkhead fittings installed Distributors wantedADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INC. Indian Harbour Beach, FL Ph: 321-777-4909 Fax 321-773-8338 E-mail: info@advancedwater.com For prices call or E-mail NOW Ads inThe AbaconianBring ResultsSTCW CERTIFICATION FOR ALL LICENSE MASTERS, MATES & CREWMEMBERS Effective January 1 st 2005, no commercial vessel(s) will be allowed to operate within the territorial waters of the Abaco's unless all crew personnel have completed a Safety Course in the Standards of Training and Certification of Seafarers (STCW 95' amendment). Class "A" or "B" Boat Master's license will not be renewed until the applicant has successfully passed this program. This hands-on training will emphasize; a. First Aid & CPR techniques b. Basic fire-fighting & survival procedures c. Vessel safety & crowd control management measures. At present, this exercise is conducted by officers of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, in Nassau, under the auspices of The Bahamas Government. However, plans are in motion to have same conducted here in Abaco. Please contact the Port Department, Marsh Harbour for further details regarding this training. Sincerely Captain Cyril A. Roker PORT ADMINISTRATOR TO ALL COMMERCIAL BOAT OPERATORS QUALIFIED MATE REQUIRED ONBOARDEffective October 1 st 2004, all Commercial Boat Operators (i.e. Ferry boats, Dive boats, and Charter Fishing vessels), operating within the waters of Abaco and its chain of Islands will be required to have a competent Class "B" Licensed Mate onboard, in addition to the Masters of these vessels. Safe manning practices requires a minimum of two (2) personnel be onboard these vessels. The second persons responsibility will be to assist the Captain and care for the passengers traveling on these vessels, as well as maintaining a proper look-out. It is therefore the Port Department's responsibility to ensure that this procedure is carried out on all commercial vessels operating in the waters of the Abaco's. Any vessel found operating without a qualified Mate, after October 1 st 2004 will result in the revocation of the vessels license and subsequent prosecution. You may contact the Port Department in Marsh Harbour for further details regarding the examination for the licensing of these Mates. Your compliance regarding this matter is anticipated, as it will affect the operation of your particular operation(s) Sincerely Captain Cyril A. Roker PORT ADMINISTRATORTO ALL COMMERCIAL BOAT OPERATORS & BOAT MASTERS

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 B 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 person! Ask about our professional shopping service and let our friendly staff help with your shopping needs.Your Island Awaits! FLY CALYPSOAIR TOTHEABACOS Buy 10 roundtrips for $2,100 and receive 20 non-restricted and transferrable one way vouchers good for 1 year from the date of purchase and valid for any combination of West Palm/Ft. Lauderdale/Treasure Cay/Marsh Harbour destinations!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 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 840-9393 M/V Legacy c/o Heavy Lift Service Inc. 801 Avenue East Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Ph./Fax: (242) 393-4371 Western End Potters Cay Dock Nassau, New Providence Serving Marsh Harbour and the Cays with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach Departing Palm Beach twice monthly* Departing Nassau Every Tuesday Night Arriving Marsh Harbour Early Wednesday Morning Extended Services to Green Turtle Cay* For more information on the Palm Beach service Call Trinity Customs Brokerage (242) 367-4297 By Rayallan Fredericks The Boy Scouts from Troop Pack #4 had the chance to attend camp in the United States. Three boy scouts, Valdez Carey, Burnaro Parker and Rayallan Fredericks, accepted the offer and on July 11 left the Marsh Harbour Airport and were off to the U.S. The trip was financed by donations from the Rotary Club and the Boy Scouts parents. The boys are hoping to have an unforgettable experience and hope to be exposed to the atmosphere of other scouts. They also want to make new friends and benefit from this learning experience. They are leaving for approximately one week and they will be returning on July 17.Boy Scouts Go to U.S. Camp It is illegal to spear within 200 yards of any island or cay or within Fowl Cay Reef and Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park. If you see someone damaging the reef, breaking off pieces of coral or breaking the above rules and think they are doing so unintentionally, explain the rules to them. If you think they are doing so intentionally, call 242357-6706 or 242-365-8539 after 5 p.m. If you have access to a VHF radio, call any marina on Channel 16 to relay the violation to the proper authorities. It is up to each of us to protect Abacos environment. RegulationsFrom Page 1 New Weather Tool Is Expected for 2005By Isobel Sherman By the hurricane season of 2005 the Bahamas Meteorological Department will have a new high tech weather tool to aid in the predication of weather particularly hurricanes. A Doppler Weather radar system costing $1 million will be installed at Nassau International Airport. The Bahamas will be one of only four countries with this technology in the region. The Doppler will replace an older system, which was given to The Bahamas by the United States 25 years ago. The range of the new system will be 250 miles and this will allow the northwest and Central Bahamas to be covered.Support Citizens Against Crime 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! Under Contract

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Page 8 B The Abaconian July 15, 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 Electrical Contracting Single & 3 Phase Licenced Electricians Air Conditioning Refrigeration Supplies MARCUS BETHEL Located on Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTelephone: (242) 367-3186 e-mail: marcoac@batelnet.bs Caribbean constructorsSand & Quarry Cracker Dust Rock Local 3/8" 3/4" Rock Imported ditto Pea Rock Imported Concrete Blocks6"x 8"x 16" 8"x 8"x 16" Monday Friday 7 am 4 pmP.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2502Deliveries throughout Abaco It Pays toAdvertisein theAbaconianBy Stephanie Humblestone When Kay Politano and partner Tim Higgs of Abaco Dive Adventures describe their new dive operation, they enthuse about local diving sites, especially the hitherto little known ones which they have introduced to their patrons. When they went into business a year ago at the upscale Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour in Marsh Harbour, they decided that they would create something different, something other than packaged dive deals of commonly explored sites. As beautiful as they are, Tim knew that there were many other superior ones. Although Kay was an experienced diver, as a Floridian she was not as familiar with Abacos waters as Tim, who was born and brought up in Marsh Harbour. Kay described how he took her way beyond Guana Cay and Bakers Bay in the north to places of unparalleled beauty, to areas which they have now jointly named and which form part of their dive itinerary. Even if you are not a diver, their enthusiasm is infectious and their photographs and video footage awesome (according to Kay, the most frequently used word from a divers lips as he re-surfaces) This is a world accessible to many potential and experienced divers. However, there is an underwater world for which their bubbling enthusiasm and visual records will have to suffice and which most of us will never see Abacos labyrinth of underwater caverns and caves. Little known and little explored, this fragile environment with its clear waters and unique geological formations, majestic stalactites and stalagmites is a real fairy tale wonder. Last year Kay and Tim became qualified cave divers no mean feat as the training is vigorous. It is estimated that less than one per cent of the diving population possess the knowledge, attitude and judgment necessary to learn how to cave dive. So specialized is it that they brought a trainer from the Yucatan Peninsula. Kay and Tim recall how amazed their teacher was by Abacos caves which he likened in fragility and beauty to those in the Yucatan quite a compliment when one considers that the east coast of Mexicos Yucatan Peninsulas Riviera Maya is riddled with hundreds of cave entrances. During the Ice Age the water was so low that many of these passages were exposed to the air for hundreds and thousands of years. Hence millions upon millions of stalactites and stalagmites formed, creating underwater wonders such as The Taj Mahal and The Temple of Doom Nearer to home Central and North Florida have become the worlds leading cave diving destinations. Abaco has less than a handful of resident certified cave divers with Caveman Fred, a knowledgeable icon, being the most well known. Kay stresses certified as this is not an area of scuba to be toyed or experimented with. Before even entertaining taking divers into caves, whatever their professed experience, they are subjected to arduous tests. We like to see them in different environments like the blue holes because we have to make sure that their buoyancy is perfect, their fin kicks are perfect and also that they dont freak out in dark situations, said Kay. When it comes to leading a cave dive, Kay defers to Tim, who has an innate feel for the caves and an ability which she refers to as a great sense of direction. You fly through passages where crystallized stalactites and stalagmites meet in the centre, said Kay, describing chambers which are the size of a football field, 250 feet deep and 150 feet wide. Cave divers possess a high level of dive training. Typically students pursuing certification will have made at least 100 scuba dives over the past two years and at least 10-12 dives over the past six months prior to training. Their co-ordination has to be near perfect as they are required to weight themselves so they can hover motionless at safety-stop depth. They must also be able to execute a 360-degree helicopter turn with body and hands remaining motionless. Personal fitness can make the difference between life and death as there is virtually no space for error. The single most safety factor in open water diving is the possibility of making a controlled emergency swimming ascent (ESA) in the event of equipment malfunction and loss of breathing gas supply. With cave diving overhead obstructions prevent immediate re-surfacing, making this a potentially hazardous aspect of scuba diving. Because cave divers require specialised buoyancy control and superior propulsion techniques, they are by definition environmentally respectful divers. They have to be extremely sensitive; otherwise, the environment they are exploring can be obscured in a second. Tim explained how the water may be clear one moment and then the divers bubbles alone can release silt from the ceiling which may cloud the environment to six inch visibility and disorientate the diver. This, coupled with the absence of any artificial light, can be daunting and frightening to the novice. Kay and Tim would like to see Abaco as a cave diving destination. But they know it will, happily, always remain a limited and specialized one.Cave Diving Can Be New Niche Market for Tourism

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 B P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Phone: (242) 365-8061 Fax: ( 242) 365-8061Serving Abaco for 36 YEARS Ocean Front Lots Villas Beach Homes Apartments Condominiums Canal Lots Abacos Oldest, Most Experienced BrokerTREASURE CAY SPECIAL $1,200,000 GrossRemember, if you lived here youd be home now!Ask about Crossing Rocks Area156 Acres Ripe for Development William Bill Hertz 4 bedroom home on Ocean Blvd. Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13 15 17 Now AvailableCall for informationBy Stephanie Humblestone In a remote corner of Abaco sculptress Nathalie Brenac has found an outlet for her extraordinary talent. A year ago Pete Johnston took her on as an apprentice at his foundry in Little Harbour. Since then Nathalie has spent a few days every month at the studio working with and learning from Pete and assistant Richard. The remainder of the time she works from her Fort Lauderdale home where she lives with husband Etienne and three children. On her trips to Abaco she brings with her pieces she has sculpted in terra cotta or wax to be fired. I began sculpting about three years ago. I went twice a week to Mollie Potters classes where we worked in clay, said Nathalie, who was born in the Congo of French parents. After living in the Congo her family moved to France for her schooling and subsequently to the United States where she met her husband. It was only by chance that she stumbled on the studio in Little Harbour. Recognising her talent, Pete was receptive to her working in the studio. Nathalie says that she is constantly learning and looksJohsnton Studios Has New SculptorConsultant WantedTo develop and conductEnvironmental Teacher Workshopsfor Abaco in Spring 2005 Contact Friends of the Environment 367-2721 for further details forward to being able to spend more time in the future there. Examples of her work are on display in the Gallery next to Petes Pub. Her gift for contour is immediately striking and the beauty of her work speaks for itself. Especially unusual is her octopus. When asked about it, she says that she spent so much time swimming with octopi around her that she knows the markings very well. Another of her passions is scuba diving. I love nature and I love wide open spaces, said Nathalie, who recently returned from a trip to the Congo where she was inspired to sculpt a gorilla. This will be my next piece, she enthused Before giving her heart to sculpture, she was an artist I did commission work, large canvases in the trompe doeil style, she explained but sculpting is what she most enjoys. Nathalie works in wax and clay. She is shown here working on the head of a humpback whale. A lot of what she does is by feel. She copies very little and uses the minimum amount of tools. I do most of my work with my bare hands, she said, pointing to the head of a young woman which she did with neither reference nor tools.Murder Trial BeginsBy Isobel Sherman The trial of Sergio Penn, 19, charged with the 2002 murder of Canadian visitor, Maria Rose Mc Kenzie, began the first week of July in the Supreme Court in Freeport. Ms. Mc Kenzies body was found on a beach in Sandy Point with chop wounds to the head and wrist. Photo of Ms. Brenac is by Jay Down, MD 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 Tilloo Cay #1021 Two adjacent parcels with good draft just offshore and excellent elevations. Call for details.BEST BUYS IN ABACOLittle 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 Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of residential home sites with access to a spectacular 8 mile beach starting at $13,500.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.#1106 North End Hope Town Excellent building site on peaceful North End with possible sea views from a raised home.#1113 Great building lot two blocks from world famous Treasure Cay beach. $25,500 #1105 Bonefish Lodge Established and world famous bonefish lodge in Sandy Point offering 10 rooms, full kitchen and dining room for guests, spacious beach side patio and seconds to the best flats in Abaco. #1110 Hope Town Settlement Building known as Malone Estates & Lighthouse Liquors. Offers a 2 bedroom apartment upstairs with two retail units downstairs. Ideally situated and priced right.

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Page 10 B The Abaconian July 15, 2004 Great Fares, Friendly, Safe and Reliable Service.Check our website www.flyyellowairtaxi.comFrequent service to: Ft. Lauderdale West Palm Beach Charters Available to anywhere in The Bahamas and Florida Call: 1-888-YELLOW-4or Fax: 1-954-359-5324 with your request. 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 Once again Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour hosted a division of the World Billfish Series with a representation of six boats on July 4th. A total of four billfish were boated with two on the South Side one on Black Bart In second place overall was on Tangled In Blue Richard Chester boated a 732-pound blue marlin and was in first place for a few hours before being overtaken by an 1189-pound blue marlin captured in Bermuda. The World Billfish Series is a competition among winners of the major billfish tournaments held around the world. It is by invitation only and is a very prestigious event held simultaneously in 60 locations with seven divisions. With Sea N Double taking second place two years ago and Tangled In Blue winning second overall in 2004, it is just a matter of time before a World Champion is crowned right here at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour in The Bahamas. As late as July and into August large blue marlins are still being caught on a regular basis. This year has gone exceptionally well, and we continue to look forward to more tight lines and great stories in the months to come.Boat Harbour Hosts One of World Billfish Series BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!

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July 15, 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 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. #AB71UNDER CONTRACT Marsh 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 Great Abaco Club "Sea View" -2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 1,400 sq.ft of living space. Private Dock Slip. Superb views of the Sea of Abaco Fully Furnished and Equipped Good Rental Income Producer. # AB68 UNDER CONTRACT 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. 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.com07/15/04 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! Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Canal Front Building Sites #12 8,335 sq.ft. AB5012 A Large East Canal Parcel UNDER CONTRACT #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.

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Page 12 B The Abaconian July 15, 2004 P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020 Ms. 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 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax 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 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 WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES 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 across from 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 VACANT LOTS AVALABLE Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. 1 acre+/Beginning at $800,000 Canal Front beginning at $125,000 Golf Course / Interior beginning at $35,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD RememberingWe will always remember you, our sweet little Amber. You are safe with Jesus in the Upper Garden along with your mom, Renee, and grandmother, Agnes. Just beyond the river Jordan, Just across its chilling tide, Theres a land of life eternal, Thro its vales sweet waters glide. By the crystal river flowing Grows the tree of life so fair; Many loved ones wait our coming In the Upper Garden there.Redemption Songs No 866 By Portia Jonsson The Bahamian Idol Competition, which is the brainchild of Mr. Clayvon Duncombe, brought its show to Abaco during the evening of July 3rd. The event was held at Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour. Hundreds of persons turned out to cheer on the contestants and ultimately choose a winner. There were 12 contestants vying for the title of Abaco Idol. Contestants were required to perform two songs, one with music and the other without. After the first round, the judges selected the top five performers. This group was later reduced to two, Jamaal McDonald and Anderson Alcime, at which time the crowd had the final say. They were asked to applaud the loudest for the contestant who they felt ought be chosen as Abacos Bahamian Idol Winner. In the end, it was Anderson Alcime who reigned supreme. The audience felt his renditions of Hard to Say Goodbye and Dance with My Father earned him the win. Anderson Alcime is no stranger to the spotlight. He has been singing for nine years and gave his first performance at the age of nine when he was in 3rd grade. For the last three years he has been a member of the musical group Jes Us. Recently, he was elected one of the Most Outstanding Youth through the Ministry of Tourism program. It is Andersons dream to advance in the music industry and one day be an entertainer. He received $500 cash and prizes for being crowned Abaco Bahamian Idol Winner. Mr. Clayvon Duncombe said he plans to take the show to each Family Island and host a final show next year sometime between February and May featuring all the competition winners. For more information please phone (242) 559-7286.Alcime Will Compete at Bahamian Idol

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 BAbaco Real Estate AgencyAbacos Oldest and Most Experienced Real Estate AgencyLong Beach ABACO REAL ESTATE AGENCYP.O. Box AB-20404, Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Phone:(242) 367-2719 Fax:(242) 367-2359 See additional listings on our websiteRoyal Harbour Marsh Harbour Lot #26 consisting of 14,583 sq. ft. Offered at: $125,000 Escape Hatch Newly furnished and fully equipped 2 bed/ 2 bath condo unit at Regattas of Abaco. Offered at: $260,000 Dorros Cove Elbow Cay Lots #39 & #40 Offered as one parcel. Approx. 220 X 220 fabulous unobstructed ocean views. Offered at: $298,000. Will consider selling seperately for $165,000 Each 110 X 220 Marnies Landing Elbow Cay 15 Lots Acre with private boat slips from: $280,000 Marsh Harbour New exclusive listing near Crossing Beach/Ferry Dock 2 Acres Residential with 196 waterfront. Offered at: $599,000 Sugar Loaf Cay 2.6 Acres waterfront on Sugar Loaf Cay Lot #7A. Great investment. Offered at: $260,000 Bahama Palm Shores 3 Lots 80 x 125 SOLD Casuarina Point Residential lot 80 x 125 $15,000 Marsh Harbour 13,000 sq ft residential lot next to Chelseas Choice $33,500 Gross Guana Cay Only 6 lots remaining in 15 lot sub-division, selling fast. Offered from $120,000 Guana Cay 5 Direct beach front lotsstarting from $250,000T wo side by side lots, just across from beach. Each 80 x 125 $60,000 Eachwww.abacobahamas.com SUNRISE BAYA Private, Residential Community on the Sea of Abaco in the heart of Marsh Harbour Next door to Regattas of AbacoOnly 18 lots remainingSELLING FASTSUNRISE BAYLong BeachMarsh Harbour WaterfrontNew Exclusive Listing 23 lots available.8 Lots with unrestricted ocean view. Starting at $31,900 New Exclusive Listing Beautiful waterfront estateon the Sea of Abaco. 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, pool Must see $1,800,000 Scotland CayThree Quarter Acre on S W corner of Scotland Cay, white powder beach $695,000 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.comPhone 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.Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAIL One of the matriarchs of Abaco, Cynthia Smith passed away in Nassau on July 9th at the age of 76 years. Born in Marsh Harbour, one of ten children of Enid and Cleveland Hudson, she spent most of her life here on Abaco but reluctantly, owing to failing health, had to leave the place she loved so dearly to spend her last years in Nassau where she could be close to advanced medical care. Cynthia will be greatly missed by the community of Abaco as she was a generous community worker, always ready to assist those in need. During hurricanes she provided refuge in her home for boaters and opened her home for church services while Aldersgate Methodist Church, of which she was a member, was being built. There are many firsts to Cynthias credit. She was the first female to serve on a jury in Abaco, the first black librarian and the founder of the Abaco Businessmans Association in which she was the treasurer and the only woman. She was the recipient of an award from the Business and Professional Womens Association. Tourism was another field in which Cynthia assisted and she was very involved in the organization of the annual Regatta Time in Abaco. She loved to organize the Crossing Beach Fun Day on the lay day each year and, with the help of business houses in Marsh Harbour, she would arrange a great spread of Bahamian food for the sailors. Many people will remember Cynthia as an exceptional cook. She baked many a pie for the various charity bazaars and functions around town and delighted visitors and locals with her delicious down home food which she served in her restaurant, Cynthias Kitchen, by the stop light in Marsh Harbour. This establishment was featured in many international magazines and Cynthia was particularly excited when it appeared in Cosmopolitan Cynthia was pre-deceased by her husband Samuel Smith of Exuma and is survived by three sons; Gary Smith, Superintendent of Customs, and Ricardo in Abaco and Michael, former Member of Parliament for South Beach, and one daughter, Jennifer, in Nassau. She is also survived by brothers Dansbuary, John and David, sisters Valderine and Erenie, ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Ebenezer Methodist Church in Nassau on July 17th. Interment was in the Ebenezer cemetery in Nassau. A very large number of people attended the funeral service to pay their last respects and the family was particularly touched by the many friends who traveled from Marsh Harbour to share in the service. The funeral for Marie Alice McIntosh, 86, of Coopers Town was held on July 17 at the Church of God. Bishop Archilus Cooper officiated assisted by Deacon Jenson Edgecombe and Pastor Jollian McIntosh. Interment was in the Southside Cemetery in Coopers Town. She is survived by sons Walter, Fletcher, Leroy Jr., and Harrington; daughters Genevieve Russell and Arlene McIntosh; adopted daughters Celita Sawyer, Natalie Cooper and Freda McIntosh; adopted brother Joy Duncombe; brother-in-law Rollins McIntosh; son-in-law Jonathan Russell; daughters-in-law Alene, Celeste and Keva, grandchildren Pastor Jollian, Walter Jr., Danny, Carlton, Elvis, Michael, Ned, Priscilla, Marjorie, Philippa, Marissa, McArthur, Alexander, Kellie, Kristie, Audley, Jerry, Christopher, Tamika, Marietta, Clara, Emmanuel, Pheon, Judy, Karen, Marilyn and Quincy; granddaughtersin-law Coretta, Pevan, Vangie, Lavina, Tamara, Vivian, Terrece, Renae, Zermah and Macy; grandsons-in-law Garnet, Rico, Gordon, Rupert and Patrick; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews, God children and many other relatives and friends.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

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Page 14 B The Abaconian July 15, 2004 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 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. By James Richard Four S.C. Bootle students were part of the Governor-Generals Youth Awards annual BASE Expedition this past June/July. This year BASE was held on Inagua where 130 participants from all over the Bahamas hiked, camped and experienced the local culture of the southernmost Bahamian island. After traveling 36 hours by mail boat to Matthew Town, Inagua, the participants set up BASE camp at the Inagua All Age School. Here they completed First Aid Training, Water Safety Training and Land Navigation Courses. They were placed in small groups and together they mapped out the routes they would follow inside the Inagua National Park. Participants then left civilization and headed into the back of the bush. The Gold group hiked over 50 miles, the Silver groups covered over 40 miles and the Bronze covered 30 miles. Highlights of the journey included the Inagua lighthouse, Flamingo Camp on Long Cay and the Turtle Farm Research Station on the North Coast. As they hiked past Morton Salt they were allowed to fill Baggies and cups with salt from the salt piles that tower in the air. For many the wildlife was the highlight of the experience. Wild donkeys were seen every day, both in town and in the bush. Bahama parrots, white-crowned pigeons and flamingos were also spotted during the hike. Along the coast there were sightings of sharks, turtles, pelicans and many other shore birds. Michael McIntosh of Coopers Town was among a small group which completed an in-depth 5-day exploration based at Flamingo Park on Long Cay. Their purpose was to complete a detailed study of the birds which inhabit the area. They gained an incredible knowledge of bird taxonomy and survived salt and dust storms while camping in very primitive conditions. Stephen Mills of Crown Haven completed his Bronze level Expedition, while Crystal McIntosh and Dawneisha Rolle both of Coopers Town completed their Silver. Many new friends were made, and the participants learned to challenge themselves mentally and physically while working as part of a small group to complete their goal. Later this month S.C. Bootle student and GGYA Silver Award Holder, Joan Pinder, will leave for Grenada where she will spend three weeks as part of the annual Caribbean Expedition, CASC. She will be joining participants from Jamaica, Bermuda, Cayman, Guyana and Trinidad. While there Joan will complete her Gold Expedition, a Gold level Residential Project and many different courses including Disaster Training. We wish her all the best on her journey.Abaco Students Complete GG Requirements in Inagua A group of Abaco youth went to Inagua to complete some of their required work to qualify for a Governor Generals Youth Award. They are shown here as they explore the island. They are went on a back pack trip as one of the requirments to qualify for a Bronze, Silver or Gold award. 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 Prices are: ground floor $329,000 second floor $349,000 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

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 B Mailin Sands -mailin@mlrealty.net Ph# 242-367-2992 Fax# 242-367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ainsley Harrison ainsley@mlrealty.net Ph# 242-366-0424 Hope Town, Abaco, BahamasMarsh Harbour Office Hope Town Representative Marsh Harbour -#5150 Harbour front property on Pelican Shores. This fabulous parcel runs 172 on the harbour and consists of more than an acre of property. Features a 3 bed/3.5 bath house with covered carport. One of the larger parcels available in one of the most desired locations. $1,750,000 Marsh Harbour -#5106. Great opportunity for someone who is ready for a commercial venture. Established commercial complex. Currently features several retail st ores and two rental apartments. Ideally situated on the main tourist strip. FANTASTIC INVESTMENT Call today Man-O-War Cay -5082 SUNSPLASH-Island beauty property which consists of a main residence that features 2 beds/2 baths and a guest cottage with 2beds/2baths. Beachfront and views of the Bahamian sunrise. Extensive patios, large property, uniquely built and has a shared dock. This home does fantastic in the rental market. A jewel in the islands -$1,970,000___________________________________________________________Guana Cay -SUMMERWIND-#50382bed/2bath home with central A/C, screened porch, close walk to beach. Great rental potential through nearby resort, with right to use resorts amenities. Perfect for that vacation get-away .-$260,000 Marsh Harbour -#5078 Lovely wellkept home located in Pelican Shores. Much desired location. Glorious views, ceramic tile throughout, private dock, and private location.-Million dollar view listed at $940,000 Bahama Palm Shores -Fast growing subdivision, 25 minute drive South of Marsh Harbour. Access to pretty white beach. Lots selling fast. Call today! Hope Town -#5004-Charming 3/3 three story home with large master bedroom on second floor, walk-in closet, large TV room, situated in North End. Call for more info. Sandy Point -#5072 This 1 story home is located on a pretty powder white beach, property consists of 2 acres. Has 3 bed/2 baths, utility garage and boat house. Great area for bone fishing, and deep sea fishing .-$365,000 Long Beach # 5137 Vacant interior lot with elevations in nice growing subdivision. Has access to a gorgeous sandy beach on the turquoise Atlantic side. $55,000 Yellowwood -#0164 Vacant lot comprising of over 20,000sq.ft, close to Cherokee Sound and Little Harbour.UNDER CONTRACTMan-O-War -#0331-Elegant 3 bed/3 bath residence with 2b/2b guest quarters., 3,200 sq.ft wine cellar, hobby room, Corian countertops, well kept, views of the Atlantic$1,610,000 Marsh Harbour -#5105 Duplex available for sale. Each side features 2beds/1bath with open kitchen dining and living room. Furnished and well-kept. Dont delay!-$260,000 __________________________________ Man-O-War -vacant interior lot in town, close to amenities-$17,500 Man-O-War vacant interior lots, close to Atlantic Beach, and close to restaurants, grocery stores, etc. $120,000 Orchid Bay -Upscale development on lovely Guana Cay, features marina, tennis courts, and restaurant, lots selling fast. Dont miss out. Call today to get your piece of Paradise CasuarinaPoint -Vacant lot available in growing area. Close walk to beach. UNDER CONTRACT Pelican Shores -Elevated harbour front lots available, in one of a kind location. Call for prices. Long Beach -Beautiful area featuring gorgeous white beach. All lots approx. acre, and have beach access. Financing available. Call today. Sand Banks vacant property on main highway to Treasure Cay. Large parcels,and sea views. Bahama Coral Island -vacant property in Bahama Coral Island, financing available, Call for details. Treasure Cay -Canal Lots in desirable location, sea views, great buy-UNDER CONTRACT Boat Harbour Guana Cay -vacant water front property accessible by boat only, not much available in this areaUNDER CONTRACTwww.coldwellbankerbahamas.com High Rock -2 acres of lovely water front property in Marsh Harbour, rare find. Presents views of the surrounding Cays. Would make an ideal Estate property. Call today for more details.

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Page 16 B The Abaconian July 15, 2004 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. Fenced-in with electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet. $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 359-6658Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com 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 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 Green Turtle Cay home fully furnished, 2 bed/ 2 bath on 1.5 acre penninsula with deck overlooking Sea of Abaco. $2200 per month. 3654226 Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com Lubbers Quarters vacation rentals, secluded, privately owned coastal cottage, 15 min. boat ride from Marsh Harbour. www.abacoseaside.com Marsh Harbour hill top apartments, 2 bed/1 bath, central A/C, fully furnished. Call 3672951 or 366-0347 after 5 Treasure Cay, for sale or rent,. 3 bed 2 bath home on Ocean Blvd. Available Aug 1st. Call 365-8674 Classified Ads Bring Results Call 367-3202 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 Q CO Q CO Q CO Q CO Q UU UU U ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ARAR ARAR AR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE TT TT T OO OO O WNWN WNWN WN BB BB B AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AMILAMIL AMILAMIL AMIL Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET K & S K & S K & S K & S K & S AA AA A UTUT UTUT UT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICE L VICE L VICE L VICE L VICE L TDTD TDTD TD SOLSOL SOLSOL SOL OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER CENTERCENTER CENTERCENTER CENTER LL LL L OO OO O WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN TURTUR TURTUR TUR TLE CATLE CA TLE CATLE CA TLE CA YY YY Y Nassau and Bahama Islands Leading Newspaper ABAB ABAB AB AA AA A COCO COCO CORepairing: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 By Jennifer Hudson Looking for an excuse to go out and indulge yourself in a nice cool, creamy ice cream? Well, look no further because this is National Ice Cream month. July was first designated National Ice Cream Month as a time to honour Americas favouite sweet by the late President Ronald Reagan in 1984. National Ice Cream Day, which is the third Sunday of July, will fall on July 18th this year. President Reagan recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food which is enjoyed by a full 90 per cent of Americas population. I do not have any world figures but I would imagine that ice cream is definitely an international favourite (except perhaps for places like the North Pole or Siberia!). There are several theories as to the history of ice cream, one being that it originated in China about 22 B.C. when a concoction of milk and rice was packed in snow to harden while another credits Nero with mixing snow with fruit and honey. However, whatever its origin, ice cream is one of the most popular desserts in history. Not only does ice cream make a welcome treat during the summer heat but it can be a part of a nutritionally balanced menu. Because it is made from milk, it provides a good source of calcium which helps develop and maintain strong bones and helps reduce the risk of osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to become brittle and break with very little stress. TT TT T ropicalropical ropicalropical ropicalSelfSelf SelfSelf SelfStorageStorage StorageStorage Storage10 x 12 12 x 20 12 x 30Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 tropicalselfstorage@coralwave.com In order to make ice cream part of a healthy diet one should be aware of the fat content because if the ice cream is made with regular whole milk, it can be very high in fat which can considerably raise ones cholesterol level. A good choice would be to purchase either reduced fat (25 percent less fat than original), light fat (50 percent less than original), low fat or non fat (less than 0.5 gram of total fat per serving). Also one should be watchful of the serving size. Obviously, a threescoop giant cone or banana split covered with sprinkles is going to pile on the calories. In the United States the ice cream industry generates about $20 billion in annual sales, providing jobs for thousands of citizens. Here are a few interesting facts: Last year the U.S. produced 1.4 billion gallons of ice cream and related frozen desserts which averages 20 quarts per person. The top five individual flavours in the U.S. according to supermarket sales are: Vanilla (33 percent) Chocolate (19 percent) Nut/Caramel (seven percent) Neapolitan (five percent) and Strawberry (four percent). The U.S. leads the world in the annual production of ice cream with California producing the largest volume followed by Indiana, Texas and Pennsylvania. Mexico is the largest single market for U.S. frozen dessert exports followed by Japan, the U.K., Hong Kong and Canada. A sweet job which I can imagine would be considered a dream job by many ice cream lovers is that of ice cream taster. Yes, it is a real job and one held by John Harrison, taster for Edys Grand Ice Cream, who gets paid to eat ice cream every day! His taste buds are so important that they are insured for one million dollars. He has tasted more than 180 million gallons of ice cream. He approves or rejects every flavour and samples from each batch daily with a gold spoon as that has no aftertaste. However, there are drawbacks to his job; he cannot eat any spicy foods such as peppers or garlic, smoke, drink or use strong colognes. With the hot, humid days now upon us what better time could there be to take ones family or friends out to enjoy a nice cool ice cream together and to celebrate summer and celebrate life.Enjoy National Ice Cream Month

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE 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 #1 Houses and Land For SaleClassified Advertisements Property for Sale Lot on Great Guana Cay, located near Boat Harbour, on the highway. Size of lot 135 x 165. Asking price $150,000 nett Two lots on Sweetings Track. One located on the late Thomas Track, one located on Mrs. Venie Lowes Track. These lots are approx 100 x 100. Asking price $40,000 nett Two lots located a few hundred feet from Leisure Lees entrance on the highway. Lot No 3 size 119 x 375 deep. Asking price $65,000 net. Lot No 7 size 119 x 925 deep. Asking price $105,000 nett Approx four acres Turtle Rocks area. Asking $240,000 nett Lot on Russell Island (Spanish Wells). Size of lot 100 x 120. Asking price $110,000 nett House on Dickies Cay, Man-O-War, dock and boat lift (harbour side), approx 100 x 100. Call for price For all these properties call Sam Albury Phone 242-365-6058, Cell 242-477-5944 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 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: Jenco Building: located right in the heart of the thriving business district of Marsh Harbour, this commercial building provides almost 4,000 sq. ft. of rentable space. Currently configured as a light industrial workshop, retail space and food service operation, there are many possible applications for this establishment. The freehold properrty measures 100 x 200, has a clear title and offers adequate parking. The owner is motivated and the property is now offered at $459,900. Sandra Evans, BRI Multiple Listing Broker East Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 Fax: 242-367-2365sandra@abacorealtor.com www.abacorealtor.comPrivate line: 242-367-5576 Cell Phone: 242-357-6638 Residence: 242-367-2040 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 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 Friends of the family and corporate citizens of Marsh Harbour donated funds to assist Serena Hardy with her medical expenses. Mr. Paul Bartlett, Manager of First Caribbean International Bank, is shown presenting a cheque to her.Donation Will Toward Medical Expenses By Jennifer Hudson On my recent visit to the wonderful shell show at Cherokee I was surprised at the variety of sand dollars on display. Many people, both locals and tourists alike, enjoy shell collecting and find it a delight to discover a sand dollar or two to take home. Not everyone is aware of the interesting facts and story behind these delicate creatures. Sand dollars belong to the class of marine animals called Echinoids. They, like sea urchins, move around by spines in their body. If a sand dollar is found, alive it will appear to have a layer of very fine hair on its body; these are the spines. They are a very slow moving grazers that feed on disintegrating organic material found in their sand beds and they are usually found buried under a layer of sand. There are five types of sand dollar. 1.Flat round 2. Arrowhead, which is another flat variety 3. Sea biscuit which is the commonly found raised variety with a flower like pattern of five petals on top 4. Pancake, which has the same pattern on top but is more elongated 5. Sea gopher,.which is round like the sea biscuit but instead of a petal shape the pattern is straighter. There is an extremely popular legend about the birth and death of Jesus found in the sand dollar (flat round variety). It goes like this: On close examination you will see four nail holes and a fifth one made by a Romans spear. On one side is the Easter lily and inThe Story of the Sand Dollar Please see Sand Dollars Page 18 Preparations for the upcoming crawfishi season have been underway for some time. Fishermen have been setting condos as shown in this photo above.Crawfish Condos Are Readied for the Season

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Page 18 B The Abaconian July 15, 2004 its centre the star that appeared to the shepherds and led them from afar. Etched on the other side is the Christmas poinsettia. If you break the centre open, you will see five white doves waiting to spread goodwill and peace. One of the keys to cleaning a live sand dollar is also very often the least known. In order to get a sand dollar to bleach white, it is important first to soak it in fresh water. Change the water until it stays fairly clear. Then the sand dollar can be soaked in a weak solution of bleach and water for 5-10 minutes. Rinse and dry. Soaking in bleach for too long will cause the sand dollar to weaken and crumble. If they are still not white enough, the sun can bleach them the rest of the way. To preserve and harden your sand dollars simply mix together white glue and water in equal portions. With a sponge brush completely cover the sand dollars with the mixture and allow to dry thoroughly. They are then ready to use in craft projects or to adorn your shelves as the beautiful little ornaments they are. Sand DollarsFrom Page 17 Putting his money where his mouth is on his philosophy that Bahamians should always enjoy welcome, unimpeded access to the countrys beaches, developer Nick Miaoulis has built an inviting boardwalk from the public road over the mangroves fronting his 70-acre housing development to three gorgeous interconnecting beaches called The Three Sisters, located between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. I invite the residents of Marsh Harbour, Spring City, Dundas Town, and Murphy Town in particular to feel free to take the 15-minute drive out here and enjoy these beaches and the surrounding scenery, said Mr. Miaoulis, pointing out that there is only one tiny public beach in Marsh Harbour, the Crossing Beach. All I ask, he added, is that they take their trash with them when they leave and conduct themselves civilly while theyre here. I am marketing my property to Bahamians and international persons alike because I believe in diverse communities, Mr. Miaoulis said. Why shouldnt Bahamians also live in spacious, environmentally compatible surroundings instead of crowding on top of one another as we see in Nassau and are already seeing in parts of Abaco? he asked. The development, called Three Beaches at Fig Island, is protected from the sea by red mangroves thick with a variety of fish. It attracts birds such as woodpeckers, doves, coots, and egrets. Mr. Miaoulis encourages property owners to leave as much vegetation as possible when clearing to build. Several of the plots have been purchased, and some homes have been built and are occupied. Further information about The Three Beaches at Fig Island may be obtained at telephone 242-367-4117 or fax 242-367-4118 or by e-mailing bahamaneem@hotmail.com. A development at Turtle Rocks includes water front with three beaches. The developer, Mr. Nick Miaoulis, has constructed boardwalk over mangroves to give access tothe beach at Three Beaches at Fig Island.Three Beaches Is a New Development Fisheries Officer Carroll Laing is shown here with some of the crawfish which the Department of Fisheries confiscated for having been harvested before the August first season opening. The crawfish were sold to a fish house with the proceeds going to the treasuryCrawfish Were Confiscated Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the IslandRoad Safety Is Everyones Responsibility

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July 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 B Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat 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 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 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 89 Jeep Comanche work truck, A/C, CD, tool box. $3000 OBO Call 554-8779 or 3759635 92 Ford Explorer, A/C, CD, tape, runs good, $7800 OBO Phone 554-8779 or 375-9635 95 Ford Ranger Splash black, 5 speed manual transmission, A/C, Sony CD player and speakers, runs good. $6,800 Call Mikey 365-4237 h, 365-4033 w, 554-8683 cell 96 Kia 1.9 ltr. blue-green color, low mileage, excellent condition. $5200 Call 367-3202 or 367-0185 after 5 97 Suzuki Swift, needs engine. $1500 OBO Call 367-2347 2000 Nissan Altima, CD player, A/C, 44K miles, 17 rims, mint condition. $13,000 ONO 359-6336 2001 Chevy Cavalier, CD player, A/C, cherry red, low miles. $9500 ONO 359-6336 1997 200 HP Yamaha outboard, saltwater model, on Abaco, low hours. DUTY PAID. $2500 OBO Call 561-715-6603 Two 2003 SeaDoo GTI LE Waverunners. Brand new, never used, still in crates. Duty already paid. $7,500 each or $14,000 both. Can be seen in Marsh Harbour. (413) 467-1057 16 Malibu, 40 HP Mercury, like new, center console, Bimini top. $4900 ONO Call 3656138 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 28 Aluminum Hull Boat 20 mph. cruise, diesel power, sleeps 3, fridge, stove, bathroom, stereo, fish finder and lots more. New paint bottom and hull. Needs revovation below. $10,000 Call for more info 357-6717 days 365-6179 evenings 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 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 Computer, valued at $1000, loaded. Will sacrifice for $500. Call 367-2347 evenings 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. Bluff House Beach Hotel, Green Turtle Cay, is expanding! We are looking for administrative staff for our front office and marina, a contract gardener, maintenance worker, property cleaner and kitchen cleaner. Please apply to 3654247 tel. or 365-4248 fax Boston Whaler 17-19' reasonable condition, prefer w/Bimini top and trailer. 770-957-0986 or hamilton996@compuserve.com BOAT WANTED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 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 COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats SUNSHINE TRUCKINGFor all your trucking needs Authorized Trained Dealer for TyrFil The Worlds Foremost DeflationProof Tire SystemCall Now 367-4061 Fax 3668 For Industrial, Off-the-Road, Golf Cart, Wheelbarrow, Motorcycle, Car & Truck TiresAWS Abacom Wireless SystemCoconut TelegraphsDiesel Mechanic Wireless Internet Provider Mechanical/Electrical and Minor Boat Repairs Rohan SpicerP.O. Box AB 20078, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Mobile: 242-554-8188 Work: 242-367-3760 E-mail: bigboyzhome@hotmail.com________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantFinancial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training Specializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-320732 Island Gypsy sport fishing boat, 1987, 2 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, floaton trailer, maintained perfectly, kept in dry storage. $75,000 contact Johnny Bethel 3596551 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 COMMERCIAL SERVICES For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. Ads in the The Abaconian are now on the Internet at www.abaconian.com

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Page 20 B The Abaconian July 15, 2004 OPEN MON SAT, 8 AM 7 PM & SUN, 9 AM 2 PM 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 DONT FORGET TO STOCK UP FOR CRAWFISH SEASON ON AUGUST 1ST! COOL DOWN WITH HOT PRICES ON A/CS& FANS! From boat trips to family BBQs, make one stop for value on summer fun supplies. SUMMER FUNWhile supplies last see store for details.Stock up on groceries & supplies. Come in and check out our SAVINGS on great weekly specials! SCHOOLS OUT. VALUES IN.