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VOLUME 12, NUMBER 15, AUGUST 1st, 2004 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction Crawfish Season Opens with RainAlburys Ferry Has New OwnersMarsh Harbour Will Be Base for 45-Year-Old CompanyBy Jennifer Hudson As of July 10, 2004, Alburys Ferry Service Limited in its entirety has been sold to Mr. Scott Albury of Freeport, Grand Bahama. Although a Freeport resident, Mr. Alburys Marsh Harbour roots go back six generations, and he looks forward to one day making Marsh Harbour his permanent home. The ferry fleet consists of ten boats, the two largest of which are each capable of carrying 109 passengers. The others have varying lesser capacities down to the smallest with a capacity of 35. Mr. Albury intends to continue normal ferry operations with no immediate changes, including no immediate rate increases. His business background is in corporate aviation, and he intends to use this aviation background in helping this well established public transportation company improve and expand on its existing operations. Safety will be one of his prime concerns and new regulations being proposed by the Port Authority will be put into effect as soon as they are mandated. One of the companys former owners, Ralph Albury of Man-O-War Cay, will be staying on to assist Scott in this endeavour. Further, Mr. Barry Albury, who has been with the comPlease see Alburys Ferry Page 2Paving Continues on Hope Town RoadsBy Stephanie Humblestone A pay loader began leveling the ground outside of the Hope Town Post Office in preparation for the re-paving of 3.1 miles of road stretching south to the Sea Spray Resort in White Sound. The team is preparing the ground for the quarry fill which was to arrive by barge the following day. Subsequently, the surface will be rolled and compacted prior to the pouring of the Please see Cays Page 4 Alburys Ferry Service has been sold to a Freeport man, Mr. Scott Albury. The ferry service is one of the oldest businesses on Abaco, begun in 1959 when the Marsh Harbour International Airport opened with regularly scheduled flights. The family-owned business has been a very reliable service, providing indispensable service between the cays and the mainland with well maintained boats and competent captains. The company is noted for being very punctual and provided service 365 days a week, closing only when hurric ane winds would have made it dangerous. Shown here is a typical view at Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour with Donnie X one of their two boats capable of carrying over 100 passengers, and the smallest ferry in their fleet with a capacity of 35 people. Tearing up the paving in front of the Hope Town Post Office is good news for the residents of Elbow Cay. The cay is finally having the main roads paved with a hot mix asphalt. The contract for the paving was awarded four months ago to Cleares Heavy Equipment/ Caribbean. Gavin Russell and Dane Stratten took 197 pounds of crawfish tails to the Marsh Harbour Exporters and Importers fish house on the opening day of the crawfish season, August 1. These were the first fishermen to come in and they will split $1,674.50 between them with the opening price of $8.50 per pound. Many fishermen were not able to be out early that day because of thunderstorms and rain. By closing time eleven boats had brought crawfish with the average catch being just over 100 pounds. One of the ferry drivers saw 15 boats fishing in the triangle between Hope Town, Man-O-War and Sugar Loaf Cay. He also saw many boats in that same area the day before but could not tell if they were merely observing or were fishing. The Bahamas has been chosen as the site of a proposed mega resort. Moon Bahamas will be the worlds largest, most spectacular and most expensive resort and real estate development. The RJH Holdings company proposes building this huge project in the shallow waters just north of Grand Bahama Island after studying many sites around the world. The company has already signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Grand Bahama Port Authority. The government of The Bahamas is presentlyMega Resort Is Proposed for Grand Bahama Please see Moon Bahamas Page 5

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Page 2 The Abaconian August 1, 2004 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKES 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 Barefoot Elegance22 Romantic Tropical Rooms nestled upon the sand dunes.ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INN2 miles south of Hope Town, Elbow CayFine dinning with breath-taking panoramic views from our terrace enhances our delicious menu of fresh daily catches and homemade delicacies. Stop by and relax with a cool tropical beverage, our friendly staff are waiting to serve you. Keep an eye on our calander of events throughout the season CALL FOR TRANSPORTATION Tel: (242) 366-0133/0333 fax: (242) 366-0113pany since 1998, will be assuming the position of General Manager. This combination of backgrounds and experience is designed and implemented for the purpose of taking this ferry company, founded early in 1959 by Mr. Marcel Albury and family of Man-O-War Cay, into the new and expanding opportunities of the future. Over the coming months the new Alburys Ferry Service team will be implementing changes designed to better serve the community at large. Some of these changes will include: A new ticketing system to help ease congestion during the boarding process and alleviate change problems. Expanded routes designed to better serve the residents and guests of the cays. New advertising opportunities on the ferries for local businesses. Parking has for years been a serious concern, and this problem has now been exacerbated even further by the cordoning off of a private piece of land by its owner where cars once parked. Mr. Albury is very cognizant of this problem and states that he will be working with the appropriate authorities to work out a solution as soon as possible. New expanded office hours at the Crossing Beach office will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the entire ferry business will be conducted from the Marsh Harbour office. Two former garages attached to the office have been redesigned into a comfortable customer service area and board room. Mr. Scott Albury hopes to have an opportunity to meet with any interested persons who might have constructive suggestions that will help the company better serve the community. He has orchestrated the takeover of the ferry service during the summer months in order that all will be fully prepared for the onset of the major tourist season in November. Alburys FerryFrom Page 1New Rules and New Owners Challenge FerriesThe Alburys Ferry Service was started to provide transportation for people in the cays to be able to get to the Marsh Harbour International Airport. The owners did not realize then that their service would be expanded for carrying construction workmen daily to the cays. This photo shows nearly 100 workmen traveling at 7 a.m. to Guana Cay and Scotland Cay. The ferry service has been critical to the economic development of Abaco. The original owners of Alburys Ferry never envisioned that their ferries would be contributing to the education of Abacos youth by transporting children daily to schools on the mainland. These children travel back and forth from Guana Cay.

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANY www.damianos.com EXCEPTIONAL LISTINGS SINCE 1945 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY BALI HAIInternet Ref. #2041Absolutely turnkey waterfront 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 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. One lot left with deep water for private dock $197,500. Internet Ref. #1836.SEA TO SEA 3 3/4 acres $650,000. Internet Ref. #1884 LOTS FOR SALEHOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAYNEW LISTING DORROS COVE Lot #13 with dock slip and Atlantic views. $250,000.HOPE TOWN POINT SUBDIVISION Lot #54 least expensive buildable beachfront lot on Elbow Cay -$475,000. Internet Ref. #2279HOPE TOWN POINT SUBDVISION Lot #33 near the ocean, minutes from bayside and dock access $149,000. Internet Ref. #1876.LUCAYOS SUB. Water view with dock access $99,000. Ref. #1971MARNIES LANDING Lot #3C with ocean view, dock slip & approved building plans $225,000. Internet Ref. #2280LUBBERS QUARTERSJACKS JUNGLE High elevation, waterfront and interior lots. Lush preserve surrounding many of the lots. Each lot comes with private slip at the dock. Starting at $80,000. Call Laurie Schreiner: (242) 366-3143.LUBBERS QUARTERS Waterfront lots starting at $140,000. HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY VILLAGE APARTMENTSInternet Ref. #2158Two story apartment building with 5 units inthe heart of the settlement3 units with 1 bed 1 bath2 units with 2 bed 1 bathSteady rental incomeVery good return on investmentBuilding needs TLC$300,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY CARISSA COTTAGEInternet Ref. #23082b/2b Loyalist style cottageLocated in Up-A-LongFantastic view of Hope Town HarbourProtected deep water dock spaceHardwood floorsExcellent rental history 32 to 34 weeks per year$750,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TILLOO CUTInternet Ref. #1671Dorros Cove Sub.3 bed 2 bath 1700 sq. ft. traditional island homeFireplace and A/CAlmost 1 acre landscapedPanoramic ocean viewPrivate dock slipFully furnishedExcellent valueReduced $878,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 15 MILES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #21221,687 sq. ft. island home3 bedroom 2 bathroomsCarportSeaviewsOpposite sandy beachA Fixer UpperNew Reduced Price Was $130,000 Now $120,000 CASUARINA POINT Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY ARIEL VIEWInternet Ref. #18133 bed 2 bath home2,048 sq. living spaceCathedral ceilings & covered verandahsCentral A/COcean views/dock accessLandscapedFully furnishedMotivated seller$500,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 BAHAMA PALM SHORES 20 MILES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #23222 bed 2.5 bath main houseWrap around verandahsCozy pine interiorDouble glazed quality windows1 bed 1 bath furnished rental cottage20 kw Generator100 ft. x 150 ft. property$388,000 NEW LISTINGDonna Darville: 242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY CLUB SOLIELInternet Ref. #1369Charming waterfront resort320 ft. of harbour front1.75 acresTwo story hotel buildingRestaurantMarina: Deepwater with 13 dock slips, 7 controlling depth, 10 boat moorings nearbyStaff, utility buildings & more$1,950,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEAR TREASURE CAY BEAUTIFUL SEAVIEWS3 minutes from Treasure CayInternet Ref. #2115SPACIOUS 5.29 ACRE PROPERTY3 bed 2 bath home2,200 sq. ft. living spaceGreat views of Sea of Abaco & Green Turtle Cay in the distancePartially furnished$600,000Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 MARSH HARBOUR LITTLE ORCHARDInternet Ref. #1932Bahamian style 3 bedroom 2 bath home plus efficiency!Furnished80 ft. x 110 ft. lotLandscapedNice and quiet areaGreat buy$265,000Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 MARSH HARBOUR LITTLE ORCHARDInternet Ref. #17683 bed 2 bath home6,400 sq. ft. living spaceFurnished2-car carportBeautifully landscaped 46,690 sq. ft. propertyGreat harbour & seaviews & 360 degree views$1,150,000 Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TWIN DOLPHIN POINTInternet Ref. #20722 elevated waterfront homesTotal of 8 beds 7 baths, 4 kitchens, and officePrivate 80 dock with 50 Tand 9 ft. draftSmall beach & sunning areaLush 1.6 acre propertyGreat rental history, turnkeyCall For PricingJane Patterson: 242-366-0569 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY DEMWELLSInternet Ref. #18282 bed 2.5 bath island homeTwo storey with covered porch and balconyCozy interior with V-joint cypress woodOpen living/dining roomsElevated wood deck at the rear great for BBQLush native foliage$399,500Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 LUBBERS QUARTERS VILLA POINCIANAInternet Ref. #2307Waterfront 2 bed 1 bath 1,200 sq. ft. home125 feet of shorelineIndoor & outdoor showersOne acre plus propertyLush secluded settingFully furnishedPrivate DockExcellent rental history$720,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY NOREASTER 1Internet Ref. #19452 bed 2 bath 1,000 sq.Great rental historySeaviews & steps away from beautiful ocean beach spacious lotFurnished & dock access$425,000NOREASTER 2 Fractional ownership for$225,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TAHITI HAIInternet Ref. #1640Dorros Cove Sub.Newly renovated 4b/2bCentral A/CWrap around porchSea to sea viewsSeparate gardeners apt.1/2 Acre & dock accessNear Tahiti BeachPrice Reduced $895,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY LIME TREE VILLAInternet Ref. #2092Lovely 2 bed 2 bath homeSleeping loft over living areaFully equipped kitchen mile south of settlementProtected position at the top of barrier sand dunesWell-protected bulkhead & land on Nigh Creek for dockage$1,500,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT

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Page 4 The Abaconian August 1, 2004 Gold & Silver Jewellery, Bronze Sculpture & Nautical CuriosThe work of three generations of JohnstonsAcquire a piece of fine art for your family to enjoy now and in the future Open 7 days a week FF 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 Until13 miles South of Marsh Harbour, by road or boat Website: www.petespubandgallery.com e-mail: pete@petespub.com P.O. Box AB-20282, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 366-3503 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 Petes Pub & Gallerys Umpteenth Annual Naked Dinghy Boat RacesAdult Party August 6 Lots of Fun News of the Cayshot mix asphalt. It was on this very spot that Minister of Works and Roads, the Hon. Bradley Roberts, signed the $585,000 contract just over four months ago for Elbow Cays roads to be repaired with Nassau-based Cleares Heavy Equipment/Caribbean. It was here too that crowds gathered to witness the signing. Since then the once pot-holed ridden roads, or trails through the bush as they became known, of the cay have been ripped, scarified and graded. The asphalt has been removed, organic materials taken up, pot holes filled and conditions on the roads surface improved temporarily to avoid accidents. Working to government specifications, the work crew of 14, among them five locals, laid a six-inch deep base on the section which runs from the post office to Bandito Point while they worked on the stretch from the Sea Spray Resort in White Sound to Dorros Cove in the extreme south of the island. This now completed, the focus is on the section from the post office south which will eventually join the Sea Spray Resort road. On the town stretch one half of the road will be blocked off while the other is being worked on and then that part will be opened when completed. We hope to finish this in about three weeks, said Trevor Cleare, who reported that everything is going well and that they CaysFrom Page 1 are on target with the project. Mr. Cleare stated that the local people of Hope Town have been very cooperative. We were praying for rain at one time, added Mr. Cleare, who estimated that they had bought about 10,000 gallons of water so far from the White Sound company of Professional Services. We will use that and approximately half as much again, said Mr. Cleare. During the holiday break and while regulatory samples of the asphalted sections were tested every 3/4 of mile some private side roads in the vicinity of the restaurant Rudys Place were re-paved. We had to wait for results of testing which all went well so we tried to accommodate some of the local residents, reported Mr. Cleare. Originally the roads were simply to be sanded and sealed, but this was felt to be inadequate in the long term as traffic along the main road which is known as Queens Highway is increasing along with the economic expansion of the small cay. The use of asphalt was made possible by contributions from the local community, among them many second home owners who lent support by securing the balance of Sebastian Uebrig and Kirsten Sardaker of Boynton Beach, Florida, exchanged wedding vows under sunny skies in a beach setting at the Bluff House on Green Turtle Cay on July 31. Sebastians parents are Jurgen and Ingeborg Uebrig, long time residents of Treasure Cay. The newly constructed shelter for Green Turtle Ferry passengers is an attractive gazebo. It is located at the Green Turtle Ferry dock near Treasure Cay airport $285,000 remaining after governments pledge of $300,000. Cleares Heavy Equipment/Caribbean has the contract for repairing and re-paving the roads on other Family Islands, having just completed those on Guana Cay. We are a mobile crew, said on-site worker Jimmy Cleare.Green Turtle Cay Please see Cays Page 5 Sea Spr Sea Spr Sea Spr Sea Spr Sea Spr aa aa a y Ry R y Ry R y R esoresor esoresor esor tt tt tHopetown, Elbow Cay Boat House Restaurant Boat House Restaurant Boat House Restaurant Boat House Restaurant Boat House RestaurantCome for Breakfast Lunch or Dinner Childrens MenuWaterside Garbonzo Reef Bar Open Daily at 11 a.m.Bahamian Buffet Monday NightWaterfront VillasOne & two bedroom units On the ocean & harbour All with Full Kitchen/Air Cond/Sat TVFull Service Marina50 Deepwater Slips Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice Visit us April 20 24 for our Annual Family Fishing Tournament For local transportation to Sea SprayCall VHF 16 or 366-0065 E-mail: seasprayres@oii.com www.seasprayresort.com Restaurant Music NightlyThe Impact BandFriday Saturday SundayJammin Jan ThursdayD J Clement Monday Ribs, chicken, fish BBQ Ribs, chicken, fish BBQ Ribs, chicken, fish BBQ Ribs, chicken, fish BBQ Ribs, chicken, fish BBQ Sat night 6 10 pmChicken Souse & Stewed fish Chicken Souse & Stewed fish Chicken Souse & Stewed fish Chicken Souse & Stewed fish Chicken Souse & Stewed fish Sat & SunDaily Specials Lunch & DinnerDinner includes Soup & Salad Happy hour daily 4-7pm Beer $3.50 Mixed drinks $3 & $4 Wine $4 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 pm

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit26 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously Maintained Our Customers Get Extra Attention Seasonal Special Rates:Take 35% off ALL Boat RntalsAugust 15 December 17, 2004 January 5 February 5, 2005 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 reviewing the proposal. For the next few months the company will be completing highly detailed feasibility studies which will be presented to the Ministry of Financial Services and Investments. In addition, capital funding, corporate partnering and brand leveraging will be completed. Current estimated costs for Moon Bahamas is US $4.5 billion. Estimated revenue from vacation / fractional ownership and real estate sales is US $33A Reception Will Celebrate Reef ProtectionThe public is welcome to a reception on August 6 from 6 p.m. at the Captain Roland Roberts House Environmental Center in New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay. The event is being organized to celebrate another year of protecting Green Turtle Cays coral reefs through the reef mooring buoy program, the coral survey and operation of the Captain Roland Roberts House Environmental Center by the nonprofit coral reef conservation organization Reef Relief. During the reception, Green Turtle Cay resident David L. Bethell will be honored for his recent selection as a Disney Wildlife Conservation Hero. He was nominated by Reef Relief and selected by the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund. There will be a silent auction, refreshments and opportunities to get involved in coral reef protection projects. For more information, contact Reef Relief at www.reefrelief.org, email to: reef@bellsouth.net or call (242) 365-4014. billion. When Moon Bahamas is completed in 2010, it will be the worlds largest, most expensive, most exclusive and most spectacular resort and real estate development. The project is a tribute to earths closest celestial partner and as such is built on an enormous scale. MOON Bahamas will comprise of five manmade islands which will house the worlds largest casino, the worlds largest and tallest hotel with 12,000 suites, multiple resort attractions including extravagant entertainment facilities, ten cruise ship terminals, 50 of the worlds best restaurants with their star chefs, the worlds largest resort wine cellar, the worlds largest mega yacht marina, aquatic center, 22,000 condominiums, a huge convention centre and sports facilities which will include four PGA golf courses. Moon Bahamas is designed to live in harmony with nature and will include one of the worlds largest artificial coral reefs. If you are interested in additional information, view their web-site at www.moonbahamas.com. Moon BahamasFrom Page 1Proposed Development Will Affect All Northern BahamasThe architects concept of Moon Bahamas shows a large central island surrounded by four other islands. All proposed islands will be man-made off the northern shore of Grand Bahama near Freeport and is only 65 miles from Florida. There will be 88 spheres each of which will contain 250 upscale condominiums, each with 5000 square feet. The hotel will accommodate a record number of visitors in 12,000. If the proposal becomes reality, Abaco will be affected. Thousands of people and hundreds of boats will spillover to explore the Sea of Abaco and will discover the quiet delights of our island. CaysFrom Page 4 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 ResortAbaco HardwareFisherFisher FisherFisher Fisher men Stock up Now on Our men Stock up Now on Our men Stock up Now on Our men Stock up Now on Our men Stock up Now on Our Complete Line of Fishing Supplies Complete Line of Fishing Supplies Complete Line of Fishing Supplies Complete Line of Fishing Supplies Complete Line of Fishing Supplies Masks, Fins & Spears Trap Building Materials Coolers and Freezers Large Stock of Wet Suits Many Styles & SizesDon MacKay Boulevard, Marsh HarbourMonday Friday 7 am 4 pm Sat. 7 am Noon Phone 242-367-2170

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Page 6 The Abaconian August 1, 2004 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Lots of room Self bailing Center consol Priced affordable for crawfishermen OptiMax 1.5L 115 90 75 3.0L 200 225Combining the best of both the 2 and 4-stroke worlds, the new 1.5 liter OptiMax delivers lowemmissions technology with 2-stroke performance. Up to 45% better fuel economy. Lighter than 4-strokes See our new Mimsa fishermans hull avbailable in 14, 22 & 25 models A dry comfortable ride in 22 ft. with a 75hp or 90 hp engine.Special Pricing f Special Pricing f Special Pricing f Special Pricing f Special Pricing f or Fisher or Fisher or Fisher or Fisher or Fisher menmen menmen men22 ft. Mimsa powered by 115HP 4 stroke Full line ofDive Compressorsand parts Commonwealth Bank Financing AvailableMERCURY No. 1 on the water North Abaco NewsTreasure CayClean Up Campaign UnderwayBy Portia Jonsson Since coming into office two years ago, the Treasure Cay Town Committee has made great strides in beautifying, improving and cleaning up the Treasure Cay community. On July 28th Mrs. Lavan McKenzie, Chairman of the Treasure Cay Town Committee, and Mr. Eric Collie, Deputy Chief Councillor for North Abaco, organized the first in a series of clean up campaigns set for this year in Treasure Cay. Last year the Committee staged several other clean up campaigns in the removal of abandoned cars in the area. Since then they have continued their work on improving the area. Garbage collections have been extended from the Treasure Cay airport to the Sandbanks area twice a week, Mondays and Fridays. A bathroom facility with proper fencing has been constructed next to the Treasure Cay Primary School. This is a first in the history of Local Government for North Abaco. Road signs indicating directions and mileage to various places have been erected at the entrance of Treasure Cay and the bus stop. Trees, oleanders and azaleas have also been planted in this area and throughout the community. The bonefish campsite just outside Treasure Cay has had a facelift. The road leading into the campsite has been widened and graded. Persons can now drive their vehicles safely in and out of this area without fear of damage to their cars. Mrs. McKenzie said plans have been made to put garbage facilities in this area, therefore extending the garbage collection to include the campsite. A boat ramp to accommodate boaters is planned. Mrs. McKenzie pointed out that persons can now feel safe while riding through Madeira Park at night because of the street lighting installed there and at the entrance of Treasure Cay. The basketball court has been upgraded with proper lighting and bleachers. The Treasure Cay Town Committee does not plan to stop there and Mrs. McKenzie promises that there is still more to come. She says that plans are underway for a playground within the Treasure Cay Primary school zone. No Dumping signs in both English and Creole will be erected along the S.C. Bootle Highway. She said that the Committee has taken the initial steps and laid the foundation. She emphasized that Local Government does not have an attractive budget and they have done as much as the budget has allowed. She stressed that it takes the full support of the community and businesses to accomplish these undertakings. She added that persons have made great efforts to clean up their surroundings, but it is disappointing that some still continue to do illegal dumping. She urges persons to bring any information on illegal dumping forward, which will be kept strictly confidential. Mrs. McKenzie emphasized that the Town Committee is not concerned about what happened in the past. She wants to know that when they leave office people can see what was done. The Treasure Cay Town Committee is not concerned about getting any praise or glory; they are all about doing the peoples business.New Residential Club Breaks GroundBy Jennifer Hudson The first phase of development for Carleton Landing, a new upscale residential development, is now under construction in Treasure Cay. This new residential club is being developed by Hillview Properties Ltd., spearheaded by Mr. Ian Fair The Treasure Cay Town Committee assisted by Treasure Cay Limited is working to clean up that area of the island. They have cleaned the Sand Banks area and continue to remove trash and beautify the area. They are frustrated that the public is careless about disposing of garbage and plead with people to dispose of garbage properly. Please see North Page 7

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August 1, 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 ManagerOpen DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed Sundays More North Abaco Newsand leading Bahamian architect, John Darville. The name Carleton Landing was selected in recognition of the Loyalists who arrived on Abaco on two sailing boats from New York in September,1783. They established the first settlement on Abaco at the northern end of Treasure Cay which they named Carleton in honour of Sir Guy Carleton, the Governor of New York who had organized their move to The Bahamas. Carleton Landing, located in a sheltered harbour close to beach and golf course, will offer five single family cottages and 32 carriage house units situated in blocks of four, all of which offer three bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, main living areas with canal or garden views, large covered verandahs and top-of-the-line fixtures and amenities. This residential club is situated on a NorthFrom Page 6 peninsular site surrounded by protected waters and offers an optional boat slip for each property. Other site features include a swimming pool, tennis court, landscaped parks and optional golf cart and car garages. The developers are of the opinion that Carleton Landing, with its prime location, high quality, distinctiveness and excellent on-site amenities is destined to become the premier residential club in the region.Taxi Driver Is CommendedThe Ministry of Tourism commended taxi driver Wenzel McBride for his outstanding service. A passenger wrote the Ministry extoling Mr. McBrides assistance with lost luggage and other problems the visitor had experienced. Mr. McBride was presented with a certificate of appreciation by the Ministry and a reception was held in his honor in the Tourism office in Marsh Harbour. Shown above with Mr. McBride are Tourism officials Mrs. Kendi Anderson, Mrs. Zeritzan Outten, Director of Tourism on Abaco, and Ms. Wynsome Ferguson presenting the certificate to Mr. McBride. Road Safety Is Everyones Responsibility The Abaconian is now on the Internet at www.abaconian.com 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 Boutique C & A VC & A V C & A VC & A V C & A V ariety Store & Soft ariety Store & Soft ariety Store & Soft ariety Store & Soft ariety Store & Soft DrinksDrinks DrinksDrinks DrinksTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNOW SELLING NOW SELLING NOW SELLING NOW SELLING NOW SELLING Gatorade V8 Splash Bluebird Smoothies Bottled Water Malts and Canned Sodashe called back

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Page 8 The Abaconian August 1, 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: Rayallan Fredericks, Candice Key, Lee Pinder, Peter J. Roberts Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abacos most compete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) Box 181 8902 N. Military Trail Palm Bch. Gdns FL 33410 7,500 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $40.00 USA $50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface All About TownThe Editor Says . Will We Ride on Freeports GrowthIsobel ShermanThe Problem of RatsTo paraphrase the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner Rats, rats everywhere and not many are dead. It seems everywhere I travel this summer I see rats bold rats. In fact, one came boldly up to my feet the other day. They can be seen running everywhere in every neighborhood and community. I opened my classroom door in June and saw a rat sitting on the microwave. Every screen on the back windows had a hole eaten into it by a rat. They were coming and going as they please. One of my friends told me the rats do not eat garbage that is in plastic. Poison is available from Environmental Health. Maybe the population of rats has increased because the population of cats is way down. Whatever the reason, it is a problem that must be addressed because these rats are bold.A Need for Additional ParkingThis is not the first time this subject has been written about and, unfortunately, it will park their cars somewhere where there is parking and take the bus to and from the ferry dock. Another solution I have heard is to move the ferry dock. Where it would move to I do not know but some feel more parking would be available if the dock was moved. However, persons have to remember that the ferry company owns the ferry dock. However, a solution to parking needs to be found. I know I wanted to take a day trip last week and did not go because there was no place to park my car. I intend to take a taxi when I want to take a day trip again. It will be expensive, but at least, I will be able to visit my friend. The Central Abaco Council, Marsh Harbour Town Committee and whoever else, please begin to solve this problem because it is only going to get worse. After all, even though many tourists go to the cays, some of us mainland residents would also like to go occasionally. not be the last time either. There is a very serious problem with parking at the ferry dock in Marsh Harbour. In fact, for a resident of the mainland on Abaco to be able to take the ferry to any of the cays, the wise choice is to have someone drop them off at the ferry dock or the Moorings depending on which cay you are visiting. There is not adequate parking for vehicles and the situation has worsened at Crossing Beach with closing off the property that many persons were parking their cars on. Now I realize this strip of land is privately owned and I really have no problem with the persons not wanting cars on their property. However, the situation is so bad now that one has to think twice before attempting a trip to the cays. It is time the powers that be do something about this situation, even if the solution means that a fee must be paid. Another solution would be for the public buses to make trips to the Crossing Beach at least twice a day. That means that residents could Several issues ago we noted substantial economic and social changes Abaco will experience in the next few years from growth within Abaco. Recent news that a six-year $4.5 billion resort project is proposed for the north shore of Grand Bahama will cause our economy to expand at an even faster rate. [See the story on page one.] The initial press release for this project was vague on details but they did give a few statistics that could be expanded upon. In a peak period there could be as many as 100,000 guests and employees at the resort. The source for that figure is 12,000 hotel suites and 22,000 condominiums. Then add passengers from the ten cruise ship terminals and persons on boats in the worlds largest marina. A round number for guests at full occupancy periods could be more than 70,000. If these hotel and condo guests arrive uniformly throughout the week, ten thousand persons would arrive daily through Grand Bahamas terminals. That requires a lot of air and marine capacity and ground handling facilities. This will require additional ferry, hydrofoil or Hovercraft service to Freeport from the Florida coast, only 70 miles away. Under our present transportation system, a thousand or more cabs would be required to service these arrivals. That does not seem practical so a monorail or other mass transit system might be used to move guests to the resort. If the project comes to maturity, the electrical requirements will be massive and this may make it easier for government to accept a Liquid Natural Gas facility on or near Grand Bahama. Natural gas is a very clean fuel and would be a logical energy choice. A potable water supply will be another issue for engineers and hydrologists to solve. It is not likely that Grand Bahama has the capacity or wants to assign their island as a water catchment area for a new resort. Liquid Natural Gas might be a logical energy source for a desalination plant. Then there are the thousands of employees needed to construct and service the resort. Emerald Bay on Exuma is still trying to round out their staff requirements. The employment opportunities will be enormous at this new facility. Government, the Grand Bahama Port Authority and Bahamian society in general will face huge challenges in housing, immigration policies, education facilities, health services, police, security issues and other civil amenities. The Abaconian tries to focus on Abaco events and issues. So what is the connection to a Grand Bahama resort? The scope of the resort will require publicity on a world-wide basis which will benefit the entire country. Abaco is well positioned to serve those interested in The Bahamas but wanting a less structured lifestyle. The press release claims they will have the worlds largest marina. Will their boaters be satisfied to sit in a resort marina on the north shore of Grand Bahama or will the Abaco Sound beckon them? Like an alluring mermaid on the horizon, our off-shore cays will appeal to many in boats. Between now and their anticipated opening in the year 2010, the mythical bridge between Abaco and Grand Bahama will be reconsidered. In a $4.5 billion budget a bridge would just be pocket change. There are varying opinions on the value or need for a bridge. Some feel a bridge would give Abaco people more options for an improved life style, while others feel that an increase in incoming traffic would be a detriment to our casual living. Since we the nearest neighbour to Grand Bahama, we will be affected to some degree, possibly for the worse but probably for the better depending on our outlook. Once the construction begins, our proximity will bring additional interest and exposure to Abaco. The magnitude of the project will keep the politicians in speech material for years. By the same token, environmentalists will complain for an equal number of years. Fishermen, whose grounds are being usurped, will holler and complain. But in the final analysis the politicians will meet behind closed doors and decide whether it is allowed and under what conditions. The Grand Bahama Port Authority apparently has jurisdiction over the proposed site and has given their preliminary approval. At this initial stage it would appear to be too large a prize for politicians to refuse.An Act to regulate Non Governmental OrganizationsOn another note all service clubs, museum and historic organizations, animal welfare groups, youth groups, volunteer fire departments and other non-governmental groups should look into the NGO legislation being considered by government. As explained to a small group at a recent presentation, registration and compliance will be voluntary and not required. The obvious question is why bother to register or give input on the proposal? Funding, partnerships and technical assistance from government or international organizations may be more readily available to groups complying with the Act. For instance, it might be possible for volunteer fire departments to get more concessions for trucks and equipment than now allowed. Volunteer organizations such as these provide valuable services to the community and are acknowledged to get more for their dollar than equivalent government organizations. It is to governments advantage that most volunteer groups are encouraged to continue their good works through tax breaks, concessions and other incentives. Historic and cultural organizations might be able to get additional tax concessions or incentives which would encourage businesses to make cash donations. An example was given of a country giving a $15,000 tax deduction for $10,000 donated to a recognized organization. This Act may give qualifying organizations access to international funding. Existing and future groups operating to their own satisfaction regarding funding and operational procedures could continue without registering. The intent is to make volunteer organizations that register more transparent and accountable so government and international donors are assured their funding or assistance was well used. The BEST Commission is asking for input and suggests interested groups look at the draft legislation on the BEST Commissions web site www.best.bs, then send comments and suggestions to mail@best.bs It is in your organizations best interests that a representative attend the next meeting which has not yet been announced. Suggestions may be sent to the BEST Commission by e-mail. By the end of September all recommendations will be submitted to government and further public input will not be considered.Dave RalphBy Portia Jonsson What happened? Here I was, all involved in drinking iced tea on the porch and watching my children play on the swing when I started thinking about back-to-school shopping. Talk about a tailspin back to earth! I suddenly realized that its only a few short weeks until schools open their doors again. Parents will be crowding the stores looking for glue and pencils and backpacks and notebooks and . Whew! What a job that can be. You dont have to be one of that crowd, though, even if you have kids heading back to school. Every school and every class has a list of things needed for the coming year. They dont vary that much and you know the basics of what you child will need anyway. A pencil is a pencil! Whether getting a child ready for school is a new experience for you, or youre into your last child going to college, needs shouldnt come as surprises. Get a list together as soon as you can and carry it with you every time you shop. It makes more sense to buy a little here and a little there when you find good prices than to run out and buy everything you need all at one time. Being in control of your money means always being on top of every thing that comes along. Getting ready for back to school time is one of those things, so plan ahead and begin to work your plan. Now. Before its too late. Saving on Back to School Expenses

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9Letters to the Editor Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address 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, 8902 N Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Oct 01 Church Building Deserves AssistanceDear Editor, When cruising in the vicinity of Coopers Town, I noticed what looked like a black pyramid-shaped roof. So yesterday when I stopped in Coopers Town to buy some bread and a pie, I walked up to investigate what it was. What a surprise! The structure under construction is a new church. The surprising part was both its size, it is huge for a community the size of Coopers Town, and also its unusual and impressive design. The main chapel has a soaring roof several stories high supported by huge wooden beams with a tongue and groove v joint roof deck. Unfortunately, construction has stopped before the roofing was installed and water has stained some of the beams and interior roof deck (i.e. ceiling). At this point the damage appears to be only cosmetic. But if allowed to continue through another rainy season, structural deterioration will most likely begin and that would be shameful, not to mention very expensive to repair. I assume lack of funds was the reason construction was stopped. This is too important and imposing a structure to allow this damage to occur. All of the many church groups on Abaco, or in the nation, should contribute the needed money (as gifts or loans) to complete the roof. Then if it takes years to finish the church, the large initial investment already made will be protected. I feel strongly enough about the urgency of this to pledge $1000 towards the completion of the roof (contact information is available) and invite a local church and community leaders to contact me. I urge your readers to make the time to visit this amazing facility and do what they can to help prevent further damage to Gods house. Stanley Huddleston Aboard JunkanooBEC Deserves CreditDear Editor, Please allow me a little space in your paper. Just about a week or so ago I tuned into Radio Abaco and heard a part of the show or topic, I suppose you would call it. It was about BEC and all its failures. Let me say right here no matter where one may go, there will be power failures. I was in Palm Beach Lakes Inn just a few weeks ago and the power went off. Then I went to Spanish Well the power went off. I think the reason for a lot of power failures in these islands is because of the underwater cables being run over by boats and, of course, bad weather helps break the lines, etc. But one must realize how much growth there is on Abaco, especially in the summer months. I personally think BEC should be commended for the service we get. Im sure they are doing their best to keep electricity restored as soon as there is a problem. There are so many people who criticize instead of being thankful. I remember when we did not have any electricity at all. Yes, we do have power cuts at times. I have to say this, Ive just completed a house on Dickies Cay which I started in 2002, first of all using a jack hammer to dig a cistern, septic tank and built a 3,000 square foot house. Not one time in those two years did I plug in a tool that I did not have power. I think this is great. I think we all should give BEC a little more credit than we do. There is one thing that bugs me with BEC and also Batelco. That is when you go to their office pay a bill, first of all, you cant see through the glass. And second, a short stump of a man like me instead of talking or seeing through the hole on the top, I have to talk through the bottom where the money is taken. What is the reason for this dark glass? I like to see the beautiful ladies on the inside, at least we get to see their beautiful hands and fingernails. I guess we ought to be thankful for this. Ever time I go to one of these holes, it reminds me of two things. First, it reminds me of when I used to go crawfishing looking in the holes for them Second, it reminds me of what one man told me. One time he was in West Palm Beach and one night he went to a show. This place had glass in front of the counter with holes in it. If you wanted to see what was inside these holes, it would cost you 50c. So this man paid the 50c and put his head in the hole. And what you say, a clamp came about his neck and he could not pull his head back. Now there is more to this story. I leave that right there. If you want, you can figure the rest of the story. So I aint putting my head in no hole in a glass window whether it be BEC, Batelco or even National Insurance. NO WAY! Now that Im retired and have some spare time, maybe Ill be writing about the things I hear and see, if all goes well and life lasts. Trust Im not boring you, the reader, too much. Thanks very much, Yours sincerely, Samuel D. AlburyDoes Not Feel WelcomeDear Editor, I found your addresses in the ad for RTIA in Southwinds June issue. I have been unable to find any information on this years regatta and your listed web site (www.rtia.net ) is not operational. What happened at the 2004 regatta? Was the regatta canceled? In the past I have visited the Bahamas three to four times per year, usually spending $2,000 to $3,000 per month. I usually sailed a threeto five-month winter cruise to the Exumas/Jumentos and several short trips for races from Miami to Bimini and/ or West End. I have also spent about a month on Abaco to include travel time and racing for RTIA. At the old rate of $100 per entry, the yearly total of $300 or $400 was not a major financial consideration. At the new rate of $300 per entry, three or four trips to the Bahamas could cost up to $1,200. More important than elevating the cost of entry to a financial concern is the issue of how the increase was handled by your government and how it makes potential cruisers feel. I no longer feel welcomed in your islands. I will be cruising Florida and the U.S. east coast to the Chesapeake for the foreseeable future, at least until the Bahamian government comes to its senses or is changed by the people. Depending on future circumstances, I may do one cruise to the Bahamas every three years and decide on the location (Abacos or Exumas) and timing (summer-Abacos / RTIA or winterExumas) in the fall of this year for cruising in 2005. Please place me on your email list for information about RTIA and cruising so I may be kept up to date regarding news about the Bahamas. Regards, Roger and Kathy Strube S/V Millennium Dragon Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is Cherokee

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Page 10 The Abaconian August 1, 2004 Elbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and Property FLAMINGO VILLAS Fabulous Villas located at the mouth of Hope Town Harbour. These 2 bed/2 bath villas are beautifully furnished with West Indian decor throughout. A dip pool is shared and surrounded by open decking. Sold fully furnished, totally turnkey, rental history. Price:$1,870,000DORROS COVELot #18 hillside, ocean view, electric and telephone in place, ready to build $151,500 Lot #21 hilltop, Sea of Abaco and ocean views, private dock slip at Tahiti Beach Price:$233,000MARNIES LANDING Private marina community at the sou Each lot comes with private dock slip at the marina, homesites staggered for optimal views. Starting at:$288,000CENTRELINE ROAD, central Elbow Cay three contingent lots, b/t 9-10 thousand sq. ft. each. Multi-zoned, residential or commercial, ideal spot for small business. Lots starting at $60,000 Call Greg Roberts for details.OCEAN FRONT LOTSPRISTINE OCEANFRONT PROPERTY, secluded, private North Elbow Cay. Lot #54 109 white sandy ocean front $495,000. Lot #53 121 white sandy ocean front $495,000. Combine both lots for incredible parcel of 1+ acres of ocean front. Call Greg Roberts for details and appointment to view.MARNIES LANDING Acre ocean front lot, dock slip in private marina included. Price:$695,000WHITE SOUND Ocean lot #23, perfect for single home or two villas, near marina, great surfing beach. $440,000. White Sound, 3 contiguous ocean lots with dock rights on White Sound Bay, sold as one parcel, or seperately. Price:each $440,000HOMES & LANDFamily Island SpecialistsChris Thompson(chris@hopetown.com)Greg Roberts(greg@hopetown.com)Ph: (242) 366-0216 www.elbow-cay.com Fax: (242) 366-0223Located on Lubbers Quarters Cay. Development faces the Sea of Abaco across from Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. Beautiful sunrises. Each homesite comes with a dock slip at the private marina. Great investment opportunity. Starting at:$89,000 LUBBERS QUARTERS Custom built 3 bed/2 bath island home. 2200+ sq. ft. one lot away from Atlantic, ideal rental or second home. Open floor plan, second floor master suite with ocean views, cable, phone, central a/c, offered exclusively, and shown by appt. only. Price: $1,756,0003+ acre private cay, undeveloped, accessed from Elbow Cay, located in White Sound, great elevation, deep water for dock, rare opportunity, serious inquiries only, shown by appointment.Price: $630,000 Price: $1,500,000 Custom Timber Peg ocean front home, views of Tilloo Cay and beyond. 3B/3B, spacious kitchen open to great room, large wrap around deck with pool, and private dock slip at Tahiti Beach. Price: $1,550,000Pineapple Beach House Custom ocean front home on sandy beach, 4 b/3 b, open kitchen and great room on second floor w/ balconies for incredible views, completely furnished, freshwater pool. Detached garage offers additional 1bed/1 bath studio. Rental history available, great buy. Price: $1,300,000Incredible parcel of property with 2 bedroom, 2 bath home located on the Atlantic Ocean in historic Hope Town Settlement. 74 feet of ocean front on long white sandy shore. The house has open floor plan with large kitchen and great/dining room, vaulted ceilings, good rental history. ATLANTIC HORIZONS EAST VIEW JOES CAY CASA LUISA OCEAN HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE ELBOW CAY ELBOW CAY ELBOW CAELBOW CA ELBOW CAELBOW CA ELBOW CA Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMESUNDER CONTRACT 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. Central Abaco NewsCamp Abaco Provides Year Round FunBy Portia Jonsson When one thinks of Camp Abaco the first thing that comes to mind is its summer camp program. But Camp Abaco offers more than just summer camp. Camp Abaco, which started in 1971, moved to its present site in 1973 and comprises 9 acres. In the beginning there were only tents but later a cafeteria and dorms were added. Camp Abaco now operates year round including the winter months when various school groups from other islands to conduct field trips as part of their curriculum. These groups tour different locations throughout Abaco such as Little Harbour and Treasure Cay to study plant, bird and fish life. Weekend church retreats and school picnics are staged at the Camp. In May of this year, 60 pastors and ministers from all over the islands held a retreat there. During Hurricane Floyd in 1999 Camp Abaco lost nine buildings. It took six months to rebuild the Camp during its massive rebuilding program. It took lots of volunteer help in assisting and donations from the local community to accomplish this task. Presently, there are three cabins for boys sleeping 22 campers each and four cabins for girls sleeping 18 campers each. A church, cafeteria, kitchen and tuck-shop are also on the premises. Camp Abaco is self sufficient with its own generator and water supply. When I visited the camp during the week of July 12th-17th, there were 127 campers between the ages 10-12 enjoying the weeklong activities and a total of 40 volunteer staff. Bro. Bob Cornea, Director of Camp Abaco, said the staff is made up of parents, pastors wives and lay persons from churches throughout The Bahamas and the United States. There were 21 persons who made up the ministry and counseling team from the United States. Bro. Bob informed me that not all of the campers were from Abaco but included other islands such as Eleuthera, Grand Bahama, Bimini and Long Island. Bro. Bob advised that over the past 30 years thousands of children have passed through Camp Abaco. Since January this year, he said over 1000 boys and girls have visited the camp. He added that summer camp at Camp Abaco has a positive impact in the lives of young people. Camp Abaco held three Youth Camps during this summer for children age 7 and up. Some of the special features during these week-long sessions included quizzes, puppet Please see Central Page 11 Camp Abaco has been working with Abaco youth for more than 20 years. Summer camps, retreats, week-end field trips and conferences use the facility, finding the atmosphere conducive to serious studies along with the beach location suitable for land and water sports. Bro. Bob Cornea has very faithfully committed his life to developing the camp to enrich the lives of our youth, both physically and spiritually.

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 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 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 CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front shows, stories, inspiring services, camp choir, swimming, games, gospel films, skits, wiener roasts, athletic events and great meals.New Sub-Division Lots Are Selling WellBy Jennifer Hudson Almost half the lots in Abacos newest private sub-division have already been sold and of the 39 original lots only 16 are still available. Sunrise Bay is being developed by the Midland Holdings Company owned by Chad Sawyer and associates, who purchased the land five years ago. In 2002 the company obtained government approval for a sub-division and thus began the development of the area behind Regattas in Marsh Harbour. All home sites are for single family residences and there will be no duplexes in what will be an upscale gated community. All underground utilities are in place and fire hydrants have been installed. Six houses are presently under construction with some only one month away from CentralFrom Page 10 completion and each street is attractively signposted. The whole area is nicely wooded and several of the home sites boast spectacular sea views. The beach area is reserved for all property owners and a green space has been designated for a playground. Sales enquiries are being handled by Bill Thompson at Abaco Real Estate.Ticket Sales ResumedBy Isobel Sherman Travel agencies in Abaco have begun to sell tickets for Bahamasair once again. Though the matter of the commission is still be negotiated in Nassau by Bahamas officials and officers of the Bahamas Travel Agency Association, travel agencies in More Central Abaco NewsCamp Abacos tranquil location at Witchs Point, a few miles south of Marsh Harbour, includes a beach suitable for swimming and water sports. Over the years the camp has constructed permanent buildings and sporting facilities which are popular with young people. Please see Central Page 22

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Page 12 The Abaconian August 1, 2004 J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs A Unisex SalonOfra Cosmetics Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza 367-3623 The funeral for Oscar Enoch Archer 85, formerly of Green Turtle Cay, was held in Nassau and interment was in Nassau. He is survived by his children Sidney Cambridge, Glenn Archer and Alexina Medley; grandchildren Sythela, Sidney Jr., Brandon Archer and Kristina Medley; great-grandchildren Kelli DeGregory, Simone, Nia, Sidney III and Christine Cambridge; brother Leroy Archer, daughters-in-law Thelma Cambridge and Desiree Archer; son-in-law Jerome Medley; granddaughters-in-law Denine and Mirielle Cambridge; sisters-in-law Belle, Esther and Viola Archer, Maude Heastie, Patricia, Sylvia and Joan Treco and Melanie Christie; brothers-in-law Harry and Richard Treco, Charles Christie and Nathan Johnson; nieces Brenda Sands, Delores Adderley, Beverley Mortimer, Sharon Wilson, Leria McKenzie, Hartrice, Freanzer and Vanessa Archer; nephews Keith, Godfrey, Leroy Jr., Hartley, Spencer, Brudanell, Kevin, Keith and Sheldon Archer and Dion Thompson; cousins Dorothy Roberts, Mamie Astwood, Helena Dorsette, Louis Hanchell, Rosamund Williams, Gerald, Rev. Anthony, Pedro II and Dr. Patrick Roberts, Flora Robinson, Basil Huyler and McDonald Gooding; and many other relatives and friends. Agnes Young 91, passed away on July 7. She was born on Green Turtle Cay but lived most of her life on Eleuthera and later Nassau. She is sruvived by her chldren, grandchildren, great-grand children and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Ena Mae McIntosh Gardiner, 50, was held at Zion Baptist Church in Fox Town on July 31. Officiating was Rev. John Russell and Rev. John McIntosh. Interment was in the Fox Town Public Cemetery. Mrs. Gardiner was from Fox Town but had been residing on Grand Cay. She is survived by her husband Gladwin Boss Gardiner; sons Farino Gardiner and Valdez Gardener; daughters Anisha Gardiner and Tammy Bassett; parents Rev. Merlin and Mrs. Millie McIntosh; adopted parents Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Pratt; sisters Merria Edgecombe, Judymae Russell, Louise, Tayalia and Lavanda McIntosh; daughter-in-law Lashane Gardiner; grandchildren Gladina, Latoya, Shanon and Zander Gardiner and Rocheasha Fox; aunts Mary and Mary Ellen McIntosh, Isolene Thomas, Leanza and Doris Thompson, Evelyn Russell and Minerva Symonette; uncles Leroy Cottman, Capt. Roland, Reginald, Wilfred and Leanethe McIntosh and Elijah Mills; brothers-in-law Fred, Gerold and Peter Gardiner, Eric Cephas, Ronald Russell, Ashwell Hield, Lermon McIntosh, Gersil Edgecombe and Nat Wallace; sisters-in-law Intia and Ruthmae McIntosh, Justin Hanna, Fredrica Wallace, Maxine Cephas, Ruth Hield, Fredrica, Paula, Laura and Carrie Gardiner and Carrie Rolle; cousins Birdie, Patricia, Deloris, Joycelyn and Jeremiah McIntosh, Shana Armbrister, Netta and Lowell Russell, Eleanor Bowleg, Joan Ellis, Cecile Horton, Tony King, Lowell Russell, Rena, Zelma, Lisa, Tellis, Clifford, Herbert Jr. Ali, Willimae, Muriel, Debbie, Alice and Millie Symonette, Rita Thompson, Perry Thomas and family, Carlton Thomas and family and Howard Russell family; nieces; nephews; grandnieces; grandnephews; god brothers; godchildren; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Helen Eleanor Louise Russell, 94, of Crown Haven was held at St. Annes Anglican Church in Crown Haven on July 31. Father Dwight H.L. Rolle officiated. Interment was in the Crown Haven Public Cemetery. She is survived by sons Alfred Jr. and John Russell; daughters Joyce Rolle, Agnes Curry, Mildred Thomas, Veronica Russell, Mary Albury and Myrtis Russell; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great, great-grand children and great, great, great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Anna Russell; sons-in-law Nathan Rolle, Hayward Thomas Sr, Rev. John Russell and Myer Albury Sr.; sistersin-law Alice White and Evelyn Russell; brother-in-law Philip Russell; nieces; nephews 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 AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

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Page 14 The Abaconian August 1, 2004 Gallery & Frame Shop Tel: 367-4227 Abaco Glass Tel: 367-2442 This photo shows Alex Wilmore astride a horse at the 320 Ranch in Big Sky, Montana. Four Abaco Boy Scouts were the guests of Pete and Joy Funston, who also own a home on Eastern Shores. The Scouts enjoyed white water rafting, climbing waterfalls, going to an IMAX presentation on the Lewis and Clark expedition as well as visiting the Museum of the Rocky Mountains to inspect dinosaur skeletons. Other highlights included going to Yellowstone Park to see the wildlife and Old Faithful erupting, viewing bears and wolves in a special habitat and attending the Gallatin County Fair. Also very significant was a visit to the Missoula, Montana, Smoke Jumper School which teaches fire fighters to parachute out of airplanes to fight forest fires. The boys joined with the Salmon, Idaho, 4-H group, with whom they are pen pals, for a day at the Sacagawea Center which commemorates the female Indian guide on Lewis and Clarks journey of discovery. The Scouts joined with the Scout Troop from Salmon to hike 10 miles of the historic trail. Swimming in several rivers, eating army issue Meals Ready to Eat and hiking through two miles of caverns completed the exciting adventure. This trip was made possible through the generosity of a prominent local business family and funds the Scouts earned. Scouts Return from U.S. CampBy Rayallan Fredericks On July 17th the three scouts of troop pack #4 returned from their extraordinary one-week adventure at Camp Tanah Keeta, a summer camp in Florida. They departed from Abaco on July 11th with great hopes of exciting adventures at the camp. The smiles on their faces as they arrived at the Marsh Harbour airport displayed their excitement to be home as well as the adventurous week they enjoyed at Camp Tanah Keeta. The scouts, Burnaro Parker, Valdez Carey and Rayallan Fredericks, told how they arrived at the camp on July 11th where they were introduced to the staff. They were shown their dormitories and introduced to their roommates. Afterwards they had a short period of time to get acquainted with the area. The camp was hosting its only venturing week of the summer which allows scouts to be involved in exciting activities and study a one-week course of their choice. There were 13 scouts at the camp. The three scouts from troop pack #4 quickly made friends and this made everything a whole lot easier for them. The basic schedule of the venturing week is: waking up at 6 a.m., exercising, assembly, eating breakfast, studying chosen course, assembly, eating lunch, studying chosen course, free time, assembly, eating dinner, group activity, free time, cracker barrel, free time and lights out. The campers had to wake up at 6 a.m., shower and get ready for the day. If the campers didnt wake up, they had to do push-ups or their bed would be carried outside so there would be nowhere for them to sleep. Afterwards, everyone had to exercise. Most of the persons got tired and wanted to go right back to bed. Next, came assembly, where everyone queued up and campers who had signed up to raise the flags had to march and perform the respected duty of raising the flag of the U.S., Tanah Keetas flag and the Scout Associations flag. The breakfast would then be blessed, and everyone would then head to the dinning hall to eat. Following a short digestion period everyone would go to his assigned area for the course Scouting News ScoutsFrom Page 15Four Scouts Visited Montana

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 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. Hair, Body & Soul Unisex Salon Need a new look? Let us help! BarberingWaxingMassagesFacialsAcrylic NailsAirbrushingEar PiercingHair ExtensionsLonnette, Florence, Misty &CindyTuesday Saturday 9 am 6 pm Located on Crockett Drive next to K & S AutoTel: 367-0125 that they had chosen. The courses to be chosen were Coping (working as a team to deal with obstacles) and Climbing (climbing a wall and repelling) or Lifeguarding (learning first aid and how to do rescues). Two of the three scouts, Burnaro Parker and Valdez Carey, chose coping and climbing while Rayallan Fredericks chose to do lifeguarding. Both of the courses were educational, adventurous and hard work. In coping and climbing, activities included about 10 persons balancing on a small piece of log, playing outdoor tag games, going through a man-made spider web without making it snap and climbing and repelling the wall. In the Life Guarding the campers had to swim two laps in a Junior Olympic Pool, learn rescues, learn first aid, row canoes and rowboat, snorkel, do three hours of practice life guarding. At the end of the week they took a test that evaluated their skills and showed if they are ready to be life guards. Lunch would then be eaten and everyone would get back to his or her courses. There was free time where the campers can do whatever they wanted. After that they would assemble and other volunteers would march and the flags would then be taken down. The dinner would be blessed and everyone would go to eat. Next, comes the time when everyone can participate in the group activity. These activities included basketball, dodge ball, volleyball, hiking and watching a movie. The Scouts from Abaco carried the Bahamas name with respect. They were known as The Bahama Guys and they got their title when the won the basketball competition. They also won the volleyball competition and placed third in the dodge ball competition. The campers had to hike for four miles or watch a movie entitled Cool Runnings There would then be a free time where you can do as you please. There would be a period of time where everyone would go to the dining hall for ice cream and other varieties of dessert and so called junk food. After their junk food enjoyment the campers would depart to their dorms where the campers would assemble on one porch and tell jokes, play games, converse with each other and do as much fun things together before the Colonel comes and say lights out. Everyone had to go to his or her dorms and turn lights out ready for bed. On the last day of camp there was a Triathlon. Anyone could have participated however only six persons entered. Participators had to swim eight laps (1/4 mile), run mile and bicycle mile. One scout from the Bahamas placed third. Also there was an award ceremony to honor the achievements of the campers. There was a badge for participation in activities, a badge for participation in raising and taking down the flags. Scout belts were presented to first, second and third place in the Triathlon. For the Coping and Climbing course the persons got belts with their position engraved on them. The life guarding candidates got their cards that proved that they are qualified and trained by a professional. They also receive a BSA badge. Later the Scouts said goodbye to their friend, tears were shed and everyone was sad to see their just-made friends leave. The Scouts from the Bahamas brought back memories that would that would last a lifetime. They had a great time, even better than they anticipated and hope that in the future they will have other opportunities to go to different and adventurous places. More Scouting News ScoutsFrom Page 14Split 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 $590,000Scotland 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 $245,000 NEW! Bahama Palm Shores secluded 4 bed / 2 bath residence. Ocean view Drive, directly across from georgeous Eight Mile Bay beach, Rooftop deck enjoys ocean views. room to expand. Put your finishing touch to this promising home. # 8928 $422,000Bahama 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. NEW! Beach front home site, 1.5+ acres, 100' of beach, no rock. Property like this is disappearing fast! Act Now! #8842. UNDER CONTRACT! CONTRACT! 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 UNDER CONTRACT! 2,3,4&5Bedroom BeachfrontRentalsTreasure Cay, Abaco, BahamasPhone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501www.BahamaBeachClub.comTollFreeReservations:800-563-0014 18HoleGolf Course,Tennis,BoatRentals, Scuba,IslandTours,Shopping&More!One of the10Best Beaches in the WorldNational Geographic LUXURYCONDOMINIUMS Tbh

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Page 16 The Abaconian August 1, 2004 Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $110 $295 $645 26 Paramount $180 $450 $925 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour Ericas House Cleaning Lawn &House MaintenanceBook Keeping Arranged grocery pre-stocking Phone: (242) 367-5867 Cell: (242) 357-6932 Property Management 2004 ADWORKSSALES OFFICES: NASSAU, FREEPORT, ABACO & ELEUTHERA CORPORATE CENTRE: EAST BAY STREET, NASSAU P.O. BOX SS 6232 think retirement is all play? Reality Check. It also means no more pay! Invest in a Family Guardian Annuity today for a more secure tomorrow. Start with just $500 and earn a 53/4%* interest rate. *current rateBy Peter J. Roberts The Bahamas DNA Project was launched in June to support genealogy research. The administrator, Peter J. Roberts, a Bahamian with heritage in Marsh Harbour, invites others with Bahamian ancestry to join. Potential participants qualify for this project if they are male and their fathers, fathers, fathers direct line is from the Bahamas, or if they are male or female and their mothers, mothers, mothers line is from the Bahamas. Early results of the project show that sharing the same surname is not a guarantee of relatedness. Peters family from Marsh Harbour enjoys a legend that his great-great grandfather and two brothers sailed from Belfast and shipwrecked on Abaco. Despite this tale, Peter continued to believe that all the Roberts families in the Bahamas shared a common ancestry back to about 1720. When Peter compared test results with another Roberts from Key West whose ancestry is from Harbour Island via Green Turtle Cay, they found they were unrelated. It turns out Peters closest matches to date have Belfast or Scottish heritage. Participation in this project offers additional benefits. It can help identify an unknown ancestor, such as Wyannie Malones husband. His male Malone descendants carry his Y-chromosome signature, which passes virtually unchanged from father to son. A match between two of his distant male Malone descendants will reveal his signature or haplotype. If his haplotype is a close match with other Malones with ancestry in South Carolina, then researchers would discover the family line that Wyannie married into. Y-chromosome testing can confirm traditional genealogy. For example, an 18th Century Abaconian, Gideon Lowe, is believed to have had two sons, Benjamin and Matthew. If tests of a male Lowe who descends from Benjamin and another who descends from Matthew provide a close match, then we would know this genealogy was correct and that there had not been a non-paternity event in those lines. This is a significant result since about three to six percent of people do not have the father they believe is their father. Any other Lowe who tests and is a close match to Gideons markers would confirm that he belongs to this same male line. This project can also identify or provide clues of early ancestral origin. To date, Celtic and Anglo-Saxon haplotypes have been identified for participants. Additional results may divulge other European ethnic groups such as Norse Viking or African groups such as Yoruba, Hausa, or Kongo. When applicable, the project will also test a participants direct female line through mtDNA, which passes virtually unchanged from a mother to her children. This test is less useful for genealogy purposes because mtDNA rarely changes. A perfect match with someone outside the project could indicate a common female ancestor within a couple hundred years or several thousand years ago. Because the match is with someone who shares a maternal ancestry in the Bahamas, however, there is a strong likelihood that the woman lived at some time since its settlement in the 1600s. The challenge lies in learning who that ancestor was because of the patrilineal changing of womens surnames with each generation. Although discovering a match with another surname may be a worry for some participants, they need not be concerned about their privacy. The small portion of the Y-chromosome under analysis contains no genes that relate to medical issues or that will be of interest to insurance companies. Likewise, the area of the mtDNA that is tested does not provide enough information from which to draw any conclusions regarding medical issues. The portion of the DNA tested provides a distinctive signature for a lineage rather than for an individual, so there is no risk of the data being applied as an identity test for forensic purposes. Participants will also remain anonymous on the project Web site; however, to further genealogical research, they are requested to identify their earliest known ancestor in the Bahamas as well as that ancestors descendants who have passed away. Collecting a DNA sample requires only a simple mouth swab; no blood or pain is involved. The cost of the male-line Y-chromosome test is US$169 and the female-line mtDNA test is US$239. Since close relatives should receive the same test results, they may choose to share the cost to test one family member. This is a non-profit project and provides no financial benefit to anyone other than the testing company. Googling for Bahamas DNA will provide a link to the Bahamas DNA Project. It can be reached directly at http:// home.comcast.net/~libpjr1/ bahamasdna.html. Additional information is available from Peter J. Roberts at peterebay@yahoo.com. Many of our early vital records for the Bahamas are incomplete or lacking altogether. DNA testing is one tool that can close those gaps and support genealogical research. In most cases testing will provide much needed confirmation and reinforcement of what we already know about the history of Bahamians. Having personal evidence of how your family line fits into our rich history can prove inspirational and quite rewarding.DNA Project Will Support Family HistoryA Bit of History Emancipation DayBy Isobel Sherman Emancipation Day is celebrated the first Monday in August. It commemorates the date in 1834 when England freed all slaves throughout their dominion. However, it took one week for the news to reach Fox Hill, which was where many of the slaves resided in New Providence. Fox Hill is approximately five miles from downtown Nassau. The community is proud of its heritage and each year they have a celebration which begins on August Monday and continues through the second Tuesday of every August because the news of freedom took one week to reach Fox Hill. On Fox Hill Day they have a huge celebration. The high point is the competition where persons attempt to climb a utility pole that has been greased. If they reach the top, they can claim the money on the top of the pole. It attracts thousands from throughout New Providence. August Monday is the last holiday before school begins and is a popular day for the beach. The next public holiday is Discovery Day in October. It Pays to Advertise

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 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.com367-3006 Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optionalAbaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display Ceramic Granite Stone Procelain Vinyl Wood Royal Bahamas Police Force Band, Stone McEwan, Colours Junkanoo Organization, limbo dancer Ivas Davis known on stage as Brachie, Ms. Daphane Brown, a young and talented singer from Abaco and members from the group Ambassah from Nassau will Several Abaconians will be in the group of entertainers who will perform in Rhode Island at a benefit social event at the home of Mr. Peter de Savary. The funds raised will benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Shown above are Stone McEwan, entertainer and organizer, Daphane Brown, singer, Mark Scott, project director and organizer, Wynsome Ferguson, Tourism representative and Terrell Russell, local chef.Bahamian Cultural Expedition Will Perform in Rhode Island By Isobel Sherman The Bahamas government is looking to stop the importation of wrecked cars. These cars cannot be repaired or rebuilt in the US but are sold for importation to other countries. These cars are repaired by persons here and sold. At the moment legislation is being drafted to make this practice illegal. The objective of the legislation is to safeguard the Bahamian consumer by not allowing these wrecks to be rebuilt and sold in the country. One does not have to go to Nassau to see theses wrecks coming in. Just drive past the Port of Marsh Harbour and look in the fence at the international side and you will see cars in various states of disrepair waiting to be claimed.Legislation May End Wrecks Being Importedperform in Newport, Rhode Island, on August 7. The venue for their performances is at one of the homes of Mr. Peter de Savary, the founder and chairman of The Abaco Club on Winding Bay. He is financing the expedition of Bahamian culture with the hope that it will entice those in attendance and others who have never visited the Bahamas to do so. In attendance will be the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, the Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Financial Services and Investments, the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson, and residents of Rhode Island. The event is a fund raiser for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to the protection of the estuary and the restoration of Chesapeake Bay. This is the second ball to be held. At the previous event $50,000 was raised. The targeted amount to be raised this year is $500,000. At $500 a seat, along with an auction of very high priced items, one can assume that the projected amount of funds will be raised. The contingent of about 120 talented Bahamians is scheduled to depart from Nassau on August 7, returning August 8, guaranteeing all in attendance a delightful and entertaining Bahamian night on Rhode Island. To further enhance the Bahamian-themed night, there will be many delicious Bahamian dishes for all to sample that will surely excite and stimulate their pallets, prepared by Mr. Terrell Russell, a local chef from Marsh Harbour. The Abaco Ministry of Tourism office will be represented by its administrative executive, Ms. Wynsome Ferguson. To top off a fine meal, those who smoke will have the opportunity to experience one of the best cigars in the world, rolled at the event by world famous Graycliff Cigar Company cigar rollers in Nassau. Stone McEwan, who is a part of the Winding Bay family, together with Mr. Mark Scott, the Project Director for Winding Bay, are the Bahamian organizers in The Bahamas for this event. Stone said that it is quite a challenge organizing the movement of so many people, and he is looking forward to exhibiting the enormous wealth of talent associated with the groups. PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSNURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Fertilizers Mulches MumsMonday Friday 9 5 Saturday 9 3 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh HarbourBaskets Orchids Beautiful Gifts Silk Flowers Bromeliads Flowering shrubs RAIN has come plant your citrus tree now Enjoy your own oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes 3 gal.& 10 gal.pots

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Page 18 The Abaconian August 1, 2004 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Ph: 242-367-2797 Fax: 242-367-2359@available GATORADEHERRSHERRS HERRSHERRS HERRS Ranch Flavored Tortilla ChipsSaddle up for some serious flavor! Herrs delicious new Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips deliver a hearty, bold ranch taste that you wont be able to get enough of. Viva La Ranch!WelchsIts a fact.Gatorade is the most researched sports drink on the planet. Which might explain why nothing refuels and replenishes better not water, not juice or soda, not other sports drinks. Its scientifically formulated to have the right taste, the right amount of carbs and no carbonation.Welchs Grape Juice has been a family favorite for more than six generations. Today, our classic purple grape juice has been joined by a wide variety of wholesome juices to please every taste. Theyre all made with the same attention to quality as the original The choice for great cola taste. Aquafina PEPSI Enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Aquafina. Our state of the art reverse osmosis purification system ensures consistently great tasting Aquafina in every bottle. Announcing Dental SpecialistsAgape FAgape F Agape FAgape F Agape F amilyamily amilyamily amily Dental Centre Dental Centre Dental Centre Dental Centre Dental CentreDr. Therese M. Bonamy & StaffP.O. Box AB 20676, Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 242-367-4355/54 Fax: 367-2193E-mail: agapedental@batelnet.bs Dr. Munir Rashad Aug. 6 Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeon (Wisdom teeth) Dr. Woodley Thompson Aug. 12-13 Orthodontics (Braces) Dr. Antoine Clarke Aug 19-20 Periodontics (Gum disease & implants) Dr. Therese Bonamy (Full time) General Dentistry (Aesthetic, Restorative & ZOOM BLEACHING) Janet Ferguson RDH (Full time) Dental Hygienist Call today for an appointment All emergencies and walk-ins are welcome Proverbs 3:5-6 School NewsMinistry of Education Held Summer SchoolBy Jennifer Hudson Last year the Ministry of Education implemented the Extended Learning Programme on Abaco at the Central Abaco Primary School. This programme was designed to provide additional help for students who were struggling to keep up during the school year and who had ended the year somewhat below the standard for their grade. Parents were approached and offered the opportunity of free help for their children and were pleased at this chance for their children to catch up before entering next grade. The programme began last year for grade five students only but this year it has been extended to include students of grade three. During the month of July 38 students from grade three and 25 from grade five attended classes from 9 to 12 oclock each day to receive instruction in reading and mathematics. The grade five students also had an additional grammar class. The teachers tutoring the students for grade three were Ms. Chervon Mackey, mathematics, and Mrs. Navidea Mills, reading, and for grade five were Mrs. Diane Williams, grammar, Mrs, Kayla Wallace, reading and Mrs. Delicia Morris, mathematics. The teachers were very positive in their comments regarding this new programme saying that this extra time working with the students in smaller groups had enabled them to give the more personalized instruction needed in order for the students to cope at their grade level next year and they had noted significant improvements.ReminderBy Isobel Sherman This is a reminder to college students and parents that Bahamasair has special college student airfares to West Palm Beach from Marsh Harbour. College fares are also available on Bahamasair flights from Nassau and Freeport. Students need to produce a valid student ID from their college and university. Fifth grade students received remedial instruction at the Resource Center in Marsh Harbour. The government is seeking ways of assisting students who are at risk of failing to achieve normal academic levels. This is the second year that the students of Central Abaco Primary School have been offered this program. This year for the first time on Abaco third grade at risk students were asked to attend a summer session to have additional work in reading and math. Teachers were pleased with the results. Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island Buckle Up... Its the Law! 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

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Page 20 The Abaconian August 1, 2004 Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391 ROOMS TO GOQuality Furniture Competitive Prices 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 formerly Triple J Marine ElectronicsFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repairs of: Xantrex, Balmar and others SIMRADRaymarineF.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained TechnicianNow Located atop The Jib Room at Marsh Harbour MarinaTel: (242) 367-2163 Fax:(242)367-3388 e-mail: merlin@abacoinet.com www.merlinsmarine.comMonitoring VHF CH16 Monday Friday 8am 5pm Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay By Jennifer Hudson A Town Meeting held in the Marsh Harbour Court House on July 26 to discuss the proposed Non-Governmental Organizations Act was, unfortunately, poorly attended. Almost all of the people present were representatives of an environmental organization, but other civic groups were conspicuous by their absence. This was a pity as the purpose of the meeting was to advise ALL Non Government Organizations of new proposed legislation which could be of immense benefit to all. The facilitators of this meeting are hoping that at the follow-up meeting representatives of the Pilot Club, Rotary Club, Kiwanis and other groups such as Scouts, youth groups, womens groups, and business organizations will avail themselves of the opportunity to learn more about accessing financial benefits and government concessions that may be available for their groups. The proposed legislation will provide a procedure for non-governmental groups to be identified, legitimized and operated within accepted guidelines. This can be of benefit to the organizations as it will open the way for some to qualify for consultive and financial resources both from the government and from outside organizations. However, it was pointed out that this will be on a voluntary basis. The meeting, which was chaired by Island Administrator, Mr. Alexander Williams, was facilitated by members of the BEST (Bahamas Environment Science and Technology ) Commission. Presentations were made by Ms. Rochelle Newbold with BEST in Nassau and Mr. Gordon Bispham from the United Nations in New York.Non Governmental Organizations in small countries are faced with the challenge of finding funding and resources. One of the ways in which this new legislation provides for NGOs is in identifying candidates for international funding. It will assist in regulating operations of NGOs, specifying minimum standards for NGOs and identifying candidates as representatives at international meetings. It will enable the NGOs to have access to more information. All private sector groups wishing to register with the United Nations must be recognized by the Bahamian government as an NGOs. The UN recognizes nine major groups: NGOs, womens groups, youth organizations, trade unions, business organizations, local governments, indigenous people, science and technology and academia. Gordon Bispham added that he would like to see these additional groups recognized: disabled, aging, education and media. A definition of an NGO is that it must: Have aims and mandates Be a non-profit organization or charity Be mostly voluntary Have aims and purposes which lead to the well being of society. The ultimate gain to NGOs is that they will be able to form partnerships in the delivery of services or accepting grants. They would be in a position to receive direct grants from government and foreign sources to receive tax exemptions and/or incentive packages. They would have access to a pool of resources. The Bahamas is one of the last Caribbean countries to put this type of legislation in place. The team stressed that organizations do not have to register as an NGOs but they would receive great benefits by doing so. Groups are entitled to remain as they are. A copy of the proposed draft has been posted on the BEST Commission website and may be accessed at www.best.bs and then clicking on Draft Legislation. The deadline for submitting comments and proposals is September 30th, 2004, when the recommendations received will be taken to the governmentTown Meeting Explains NGO Draft LegislationThe group from Nassau explaining the proposed legislation about NGOs is shown above. They are Ms. Quant, technical advisor, Mr. Gordon Bispham from the United Nations, Ms. Rochelle Newbold with the BEST Commission and Mr. Alexander Williams, Sr. Administrator. It Pays toAdvertise

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 21 B & D MarineAbacos Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items At the Traffic Light P.O. Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKIFish poisoning is a risk of eating certain reef fish. One of the fish most commonly associated with ciguatera fish poisoning is the barracuda. It is described by many as the sweetest fish to eat, but lurking in its body are toxins that are sending a number of Bahamians to hospitals or clinics throughout the country. The barracuda, a fish more feared than the shark in the water, is just as scary out of the water as it accounts for over 76 percent of the ciguatera fish poisonings in The Bahamas. According to Department of Public Health, there is an increase in the incidence of ciguatera poisoning. In a normal week we see just under four cases per week, said Dr. Mohammed Imana, epidemiologist. Now we are starting to see a gradual increase of seven to twelve cases in one week. Dr. Imana says the increase started in June. At this time of year we realize that a lot of people consume different types of fish, especially barracuda and we know that barracuda is implicated in ciguatera poisoning. Since there is no treatment for ciguatera poisoning, the only solution is prevention and the only way you can prevent it is not to eat the barracuda and to avoid eating big fish, he says. Tourists especially, says Dr. Imana, should know what they are buying and should ask what kind of fish they are being served. Ciguatera fish poisoning, says Dr. Imana, arises from consumption of any of the 400 specifies of tropical marine reef fish containing poleyther toxins. The at risk fish, he said, include barracuda, moray eels, red snapper, amber jack, surgeon fish and sea bass. Its epidemiology is complex and it is impossible to predict an outbreak. Ciguatoxins, said Dr. Imana, are stored in the guts of fish that have eaten the a parasitic organism on the coral rocks. Small fish feed on the algae, and, in keeping with the food chain, small fish are eaten by larger fish which are eaten by even larger fish. Larger fish like the Barracuda are in turn caught and eaten by humans. Ciguatoxin which accumulates through the food chain is not affected by cooking, he says. Therefore, when a ciguateric fish is consumed it will produce gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms. A person with ciguatera poisoning may have neurological, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal and/or psychological symptoms. Neurological symptoms are the most distressing, says Dr. Imana. They usually are varied and can last several months. They include tingling sensations or pins and needles in hands and feet, dizziness and faintness, headaches, dental pain (teeth feeling loose), a metallic taste in the mouth, and hot/cold temperature reversal. Psychological symptoms may include depression. Other symptoms may include pain in the muscle, muscle weakness and difficulty with walking. While persons with neurological and psychological symptoms may take up to several months to feel better, Dr. Imana says that gastrointestinal symptoms may last only a few days. Gastrointestinal symptoms may include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Physical findings are related to dehydration from gastrointestinal losses. Signs of shock may be present, he says. Dr. Imana says ciguatera fish poisoning occurs mostly among men. Ciguatera fish, he cautions, look taste and smell normal and detection of toxins in fish remains a problem, he said. The only means of avoiding the toxins is to avoid any fish that may contain the ciguatoxins, such as barracuda, amber jack, rock fish and other big fish, as the larger the fish the more likely they are to carry ciguatera. Flies landing or not landing on fish is not a safe determinant of whether the fish is poisonous or not, he noted.Fish Poisoning Is Increasing RiskRoad Safety Is Everyones Responsibility 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 ChannelAugust 2004

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Page 22 The Abaconian August 1, 2004 Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van StrattonNN NN N ASSASS ASSASS ASS AA AA A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y LY L Y LY L Y L TD.TD. TD.TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY BB BB B AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS TT TT TGeneral Insurance Company Limited Bahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd.Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties34 hse + 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties30 + 365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort6 units 365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Crystal Villas 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 hse 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 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 Mr. Craig P. Cornish, President, Donnaree Cornish, Project Director, and Mrs. Veronica Nairn, members of the Pilot Club of Central Abaco, joined more than 1,200 Pilot members from all over the world at the Pilot International Annual Convention. held in Jacksonville, Florida, July 1417, 2004. In addition to business meetings and workshops, convention attendees took part in the PIF Walk, a fund raising event held to increase awareness of brain injury and brain injury prevention. The walk was held along the St. Johns River. Proceeds from this event, a golf outing and a silent auction went to support the work of Pilot International Foundation in Club Newsthe areas of brain related research and education. Convention attendees also took part in a banquet and installation of Pilot International offices for 2004-2005. Members of Anchor Clubs, the youth divisions of Pilot International, took part in an onsite service project during the convention, collecting hundreds of books and stuffed animals for patients in a Jacksonville Childrens Hospital. Founded in 1921, Pilot International is a human service organization of volunteers working togther to improve the quality of life in communities throughout the world. The organizations service focus is helping persons with brain-related disorders and disabilities through education, volunteering and financial support. The Pilot International Foundation awards thousands of dollars annually in grants and scholarships to further education, research and programs that benefits those affected by neurological diseases and injuries to the brain. To learn more about the Pilot Club of Central Abaco contact President Craig Cornish at P.O. Box AB 20778, Marsh Harbour, Abaco. The President of Pilot Club of Central Abaco, Mr. Craig P. Cornish, is pictured with the 20042005 President of Pilot International, Maryann Filsoa-Frazer. Three members of the local club attended the Pilot International annual convention. Mr. Cornish is the first male president of any of the Pilot Clubs in The Bahamas. Local Pilot Club Members Attend International Convention CentralFrom Page 11 Abaco resumed selling tickets on Monday July 19. During the approximate two weeks when travel agencies in Abaco did not sell Bahamasair tickets extra strain was put on Bahamasair agents at the airport.RND Is Still OpenBy Isobel Sherman According to RND Cinemas Abaco, William Newbold, RND Cinema will remain open until at least August 11, 2004. Originally RND was slated to close the end of May and then the date was moved to July 28 and now it is August 11. Maybe there is still chance for the complex to remain open even if only on weekends. The All Abaco Regatta Committee AnnouncesThe 2004 Out Rage Us Regatta September 23-25 See You There

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August 1, 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, Cars.. 367-4643 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 Alburys 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 am 12:15 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 am 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45 (min $40) Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 pmFare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $10 / $15 Children $5 / $8 Workmans special Mondays thru Fridays from Union Jack Dock Green T urtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) Round trip $12 Extra to some destinations Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for time Pinder s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLeans Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $40 one way $80 round trip Children half fare For information call Grand Bahama 353-3093 or Abaco 365-2356 Bus serves Freeport and McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Between Nassau & Sandy Point under 4 Hr.Friday & Sunday Lv Nassau 3:30 pm Lv Sandy Point 8 pm Adult fare $90 RT, $50 OW Call for rates on cars, trucks and cargo Call Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Islander Express public bus service between Marsh Harbour & Sandy Point For information call 366-4444 or 457-9958 Email: gcrsunshine@hotmail.com Sandy Point Patrick Roberts .......3664286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows.366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain .........3664107 Floyd Burrows .......3664175 Links Adderly .........3664335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows .......3664233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder .........3662163 Jay Sawyer..........3673941 Justin Sands ..........3673526 Terrance Davis .......3674464 Danny Sawyer ......3673577 Man-O-War David Albury ..........3656059Bonefish 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 Service.10......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 Town ..................................................$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 Trip ...............................$85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour .................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joes Creek ......................................$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 One 367-2911 Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas T own 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areasMarine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500, Marsh Harbour 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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Page 24 The Abaconian August 1, 2004 FRESH 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 8AM-5PM Products shown may varysee store for details. Get more for less Now get 14cases &12cases at Abaco Wholesales NEW Cash & Carrysave bigSo-Dri Towel Big Roll,6 roll$549Joy Liquid,90oz$730Charmin bathroom tissue,24 roll$799Mahatma white rice,ex lg,20lb bag$875Del Monte W.K.Corn v/pack,11oz$1050Pepsi Sodas all flavors,12oz$1175CapriSun asst flavors $1295Kool-Aid jammers $1295Gain Detergent powder,ex lg,236oz$1659 6pk 24pk FrancoAmerican Spaghetti & Meatballs,7.25oz $995Dart Hinged Trays Large 3-Comp $122512pk 12pk 4/10pks 4/10pks case of 24 100 ct New store hours: Mon-Sat 8am to 5pmBlue Bird Apple juice, 11.5oz $1275case of 24

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AUGUST 1st, 2004Goombay Entertains Once AgainBy Jennifer Hudson Goombay Park was hopping once again on the last Friday in July as people gathered to groove the night away during the third fun-filled evening of the Abaco Goombay Summer Festival. Visitors and Abaconians alike were in festive mood as they enjoyed the exciting programme of events, the various booths, such as hair braiding, straw work and kiddies corner and the ever copious supplies of Bahamian food. This is an event for both young and old and the children present were obviously enjoying glowing in the dark as they delighted in their purchases of glow jewellery and sported their prettily decorated faces adorned by the face painter. Tourists happily took advantage of the opportunities to win some of the popular Ministry of Tourisms gift bags by showing off their flexibility and dance skills in the limbo and merengue dance competitions, and demonstrating their knowledge of Abaco in the Trivia Quiz. Ring Play Time, Jump In Dance and a Conga Line gave the visitors another chance to let their hair down. Shelly Austin, in her own inimitable style, did a wonderful job as M.C. for the evening. This Summer Festival Is Popular with Visitors and Residents Please see Goombay Page 3 Each summer the Ministry of Tourism sponsors Goombay Festival, a series of entertaining parties which showcase Bahamian culture. The events feature Bahamian dancing, music and food at its best. On July 30 Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour swayed to the music of the Royal Bahamas Police Band, the Spring City Rockers Junkanoo group, the New Wave Dancers and the Police Pop Band. Shown at right is a Junior Junkanoo participant. The Abaconian Is RecognizedA two-day conference was held in Nassau on July 27-28 to encourage media to emphasize to the public the need for conservation and preservation of the environment. The conference was sponsored by the Ministry of Education, the BEST Commission and the Bahamas National Trust and was funded by UNESCO. The Abaconian was recognized for its coverage of environmental topics and issues. David Ralph, publisher of this paper, is shown accepting an award from Dr. Davidson Hepburn, Bahamas repesentative to UNESCO. Photo by Dereck Smith Parrot Study Is ConcludingBy Portia Sherman For the past year and a half Ms. Caroline Stahala, a student of the North Carolina State University, has been on the island conducting radio tracking of the endangered Abaco parrot and monitoring the survival rate of the female and juvenile birds. The Ministry of Agriculture together with Friends of the Environment enlisted her help to carry out a parrot research program on Abaco in an effort to study the parrots, their population size, habitat and food preferences. The endangered Abaco parrot, which has the scientific name of Amazona leucocephala bahamensis (the whiteheaded Amazon parrot from the Bahamas), lives in the pine forest of South Abaco. Once abundant, it was found on most of the Bahama Islands but habitat destruction, capture of pets and hunting reduced its numbers. Similar problems plague other parrots in the West Indies and today the once common Abaco parrot is rare. Last month Ms. Stahala discussed with me some of her findings, her recommendations and the outlook for the future of these birds. With regard to her ecological study of the Abaco parrot, Ms. Stahala said that the most significant finding was the movement of the birds out the Bahamas National Park during their non-breeding season (which is about 2/3 of the year) into unprotected coppice areas. Ms. Stahala is concerned that the Abaco National Park is not large enough and recommends the need to look at expanding Please see Parrots Page 32004 Hurricane Guide Begins on page 5 The brightly colored Abaco parrot is unique in several ways and also very vulnerable. It is on the endangered species list and efforts are being made to protect the birds. A study is now being completed which will indicate the present status of the parrots. They are found in the pinelands and coppice of South Abaco but their range is much greater than previously thought. By Stephanie Humblestone Torrential rain did not deter Abacos fishermen from taking off at the crack of dawn on August 1st for the first day of the crawfish season at the end of which there were comments like average and up to par. What upset many was not the bad weather or the increased price of gas but the number of rental boats and large tourist vessels combing the seas for traps set by Abaconians. It is absolutely unfair, said one local who qualified that he was notCrawfishing Industry Feels Threatened Please see Crawfishing Page 20

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Page 2 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004 Flights and charters available on the safest, most reliable new service to The Abacos. Service from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) and West Palm Beach (PBI) to Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Charters available anywhere! CalypsoClub our frequent flyer program, offers luggage allowances up to 60lbs. per per son! Ask about our professional shopping service and let our friendly staff help with your shopping needs.Your Island Awaits! FLY CALYPSOAIR TOTHEABACOS Buy 10 roundtrips for $2,100 and receive 20 non-restricted and transferrable one way vouchers good for 1 year from the date of purchase and valid for any combination of West Palm/Ft. Lauderdale/Treasure Cay/Marsh Harbour destinations!GETHOOKEDCLUBFARESASLOWAS$105! Daily Flights and Charters Serving South Florida, The Bahamas and The Caribbean. Calypso AirGreat Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $150!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $150!* www.calypsoair.comIn Marsh Harbour:242-367-0140In Treasure Cay:242-365-8660* Bahamian departure tax not included. 2004 CALYPSOAIR/CLINE. ABACO041504 Daily Flights and Charters Serving South Florida, The Bahamas and The Caribbean.Calypso AirGreat Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $150!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $150!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!* Ticketing Provided by: Exclusive Ticketing Agent for Calypso Airlines Exclusive Ticketing Agent for Calypso Airlines By Stephanie Humblestone In what could only be described as an idyllic setting, Bahamian legend Ronnie Butler serenaded close to 200 guests under the stars on the terrace of the Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay on July 17. Swaying to the music and gyrating his hips, the veteran entertainer, who has been thrilling the Bahamian public for five decades, clearly demonstrated that Age Aint Nothing but a Number The talk of the town for weeks leading up to Butlers performance, many came from mainland Abaco as well as the surrounding cays to enjoy an uplifting hour of down-home classics by the musician who has been hailed as a Bahamian cultural icon. We had a quality crowd, said Richard Cook, General Manager of the upscale Abaco Inn whose terraced patios and decks overlook both the Sea of Abaco and the Atlantic Ocean. And we warmed up the audience with some old Eddie Minnis favorites, added Wilma Kemp, Special Events Coordinator. With the help of local DJs Christopher Lightbourne and Patrick Cash of Rock Around the Clock the audience was buzzing by the time Ronnie Butler took the stage. At 9.15 p.m. Ronnie Butler performed non-stop for one hour and the audience could not get enough of him. This is the second year running we have been fortunate to have him at the Abaco Inn and we hope it will be an annual event, added Mr. Cook. Smiling out at the audience and responding to requests, Mr. Butler attracted a large number of guests to the dance floor with catchy greats like Bahama Rock Look Wha Ya Do and Goin Back to the Islands From the early 50s Ronnie Butler has performed in such Nassau hot spots as The Rum Keg, Trade Winds and Ronnie Rebel Room. His career began by playing the maracas with a neighbourood Nassau group. Later he joined Alexanders Trio and then went on to perform with the renowned King Eric and His Knights and subsequently, he formed his own group, Ronnie and the Ramblers. His music is timeless, the lyrics reflecting all aspects of Bahamian life and culture, and he is enjoyed by audiences of all ages. This was never more apparent than at the Inn where young and not so young clapped, sang along with him and vied for space on the dance floor. After the performance Mr. Butler, in characteristic relaxed manner, mingled with the crowd and renewed old acquaintances who, like him, went a long way back in time. From humble origins Mr. Butler began by playing the maracas with a neighbourhood Nassau group. He has become not only one of the premiere entertainers in the Bahamas but he has also been applauded internationally with such songs as Goin Down Burma Road which recounts the hardships endured during the rush-out labourers strike of the 1940s. Ronnie Butler has received many awards over the years; he was acknowledged as one of the top five vocalists in The Bahamas by the Bahamas Guild of Artists Association, and earlier this year he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 8th Annual Cacique Awards held in Nassau. 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 Ronnie Butler Draws Large CrowdSinger / Entertainer Ronnie Butler The CyberLearning CenterMarsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel/Fax: (242) 367-5757 SUPPLIES WORKBOOKS FOR PRIMARY & HIGHSCHOOL STUDENTS SUPPLIES FORTEACHERS TEXTBOOKS SCHOOLSUPPLIES RESOURSE WORKBOOKS and much more........ CJCJ CJCJ CJ s s s s s WW WW W elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop On the waterfront at the end of Key Club Rd. Marsh Harbour Phones: 367-4011 or 367-4879 Fax: 367-4018 Custom Fabrication Decorative Security Bars Marine Items Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, Boat Trailers Fuel & Water Tanks Outboard Brackets Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Machine Shop Offering: Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Cylinder Head ResurfacingCustom Truck Bodies Made & InstalledAluminum, Stainless & Black Iron Welding

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 B 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: TREASURE CAY: "Tigh-Na-Mara": "Tigh-Na-Mara": Classic fully furnished 7 bedroom, 7.5 bath beachfront home, 3 storeys, 5,400 +sq. ft. Pool and chipping green. Spectacular ocean views. UNDER CONTRACTBAHAMA PALM SHORES 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. $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. Offered at $699,000. 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. $358,000. Canal Lot: Choice canal lot, fully sea-walled, dock, boat lift and utilities installed $145,000. $145,000. Canal Lot: Excellent canal lot with 90' canal frontage on main waterway. $86,000. $86,000. Beachfront Lots: in Leisure Lee/Joe's Creek, overlooking Sea of Abaco. Starting at $240,000. Starting at $240,000. Members Bahamas Real Estate Association www.abacoestateservices.com We Exceed Client Expectations! 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 SOLDthe park. The best way to physically increase the size of the park would be to include more coppice area. In addition to adding on, she recommends having satellite areas throughout Southern Abaco. Only then will it become a conservation unit. The parrot research program is still in the process of looking at the predator situation and environmentally acceptable methods to control it. Presently the predation rate is about 5 percent which is relatively low. Caroline will be traveling to Inagua next summer to study the genetics and breeding of the birds down there. She advised that the breeding habits of the birds there are much different from those here in Abaco. Once all this information from both islands is collected, the Bahamas National Trust, Bahamian government and other interested groups can make decisions based on translocation. The big picture is to create a third population. There are an estimated 1600 parrots and Ms. Stahala hopes this can continue. For right now, she says they are threatened and this should be of concern. The parrots need to be monitored. She advised that the population of the Puerto Rico parrot is just around 40 and the United States is conducting a re-introductory program there. She urges Bahamians to learn from this.Parrots Are Endangered ParrotsFrom Page 1 L. C. Hull & Co COUNSEL& ATTORNEYS NOTARIESPUBLICPublic Notice We wish to inform the public that our office will be closed on Friday, August 13th for our Firms Annual Staff Day.Our apologies for any inconveniences this may cause. GoombayFrom Page 1 The ever popular world famous Royal Bahamas Police Force Band entertained the crowds with its colourful display of lively music and intricate marching drills, complete with its dancing policeman who is always a crowd pleaser. Later in the evening, when party mode was in full swing, the Police Pop Band provided more spirited music for some energetic dancing. The very talented New Wave Dancers from Freeport gave an excellent performance and invited visitor participation. Four handsome young male visitors were invited to join the fire dancer on stage. They were terrific sports, performing all kinds of gyrations as instructed and the one deemed the most impressive was presented with a souvenir Goombay T shirt. The large colourfully fringed and feathered head pieces and exciting sounds of the cowbells and goat skin drums made the Spring City Rockers Junkanoo group a favourite with the crowd. Visitors mingled amongst the group moving to the beat and even some of the older generation were in there shaking a leg. The Junkanoo beat was in full swing as this wonderful evening came to a close. Many of the tourists present were return visitors who say that they come to Abaco time and time again because they enjoy it so much and they always come to Goombay as it is so much fun. There will be two more opportunities to enjoy Goombay this summer, August 13th and 27th so come along and join the fun. She believes everyone should go down to see these beautiful birds for themselves. She added that every Abaconian should be proud of this native treasure, which is the only Amazon parrot that nests on the ground. Caroline will be leaving Abaco the beginning of August to return to university. She will analyze all the information gathered here and put it into useable form. Initially, it will be published in the Science Publication, then passed to the National Trust and Friends of the Environment. Caroline would like to revisit Abaco to make a presentation to the people so everyone will know her findings. During her year and a half stay here Caroline found everyone friendly and has formed many friendships with people from the cays to Sandy Point. Besides studying the parrots, she conducted field trips and made numerous presentations to local school children educating them on the Abaco parrot. Bahamians and visitors alike must continue to be educated about the parrots, their rarity and predators. Most residents of Abaco are now aware of the problems faced by the Abaco parrot. But creative-minded people are still needed to come up with solutions for the problems these beautiful birds face. It Pays to Advertise

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Page 4 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004 SchoolSchool SchoolSchool School UniforUnifor UniforUnifor Unifor msms msms msSchool Bags & Luggage Clothing for the Entire Family Household ItemsQueen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourPhone 367-2017 Mon Sat 8:30 5:30Spooners FAMILY DEPARTMENT STORE Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@coralwave.comWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote, 5 1600 KW Standby Diesel Generators Your TV, refrigeration, water pump and air conditioning can operate during power outages. Be prepared and minimize storm damage to your home. Our Lexan shutters protect your home while letting the light in. Stock up on flashlights, batteries, coolers and tarps.A weather-proof lantern makes an inexpensive and effective light at night. Our plywood and tools allow you to make your own custom shutters. Get rope to secure boats & lawn chairs.MarMar MarMar Mar sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or der ader a der ader a der a t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 PAINT Transparent Storm Shuttersof bullet-proof LEXAN Full Storm Protection AND Daylight Dont be in the dark Top quality & Performance Storm shutters are one of the most cost effective steps you can take to protect your home. Keep the wind and water outside while you are safe inside. Dont wait until the last minute. Order custom shutters today!By Candace Key Mr. Dave Ralph, Editor of The Abaconian, Mr. Silbert Mills of Radio Abaco, Mrs. Candace Key, Principal of the Hope Town School and student Katie Joseph were all invited to attend a workshop titled Building Community Media Capacity for Environmental Stewardship which was held in Nassau. Attending the conference were many media houses, educators, environmentalists, representatives of non-governmental organizations, students from the College of The Bahamas and two students working on UNESCO projects. The two-day confab was sponsored by the Ministry of Education, the BEST Commission, the Bahamas National Trust and Bahamas Information Service. Funding for the educational program was provided through UNESCO. The purpose of the gathering was to demonstrate the importance of informing and educating the general populace about the importance of the conservation, preservation and restoration of our environment. Observing the state of the environment should be everyones interest as a healthy environment should be a societal issue. The environment is the very core of our survival. Stewardship of the environment involves all strata and ages of our society. The Minister of Education, the Hon. Alfred Sears, spoke on the role of the media as being teachers in the business of education. He stated that once we change the consciousness of how important the preservation and restoration of the environment is, what we tolerated before will not be permitted. The Minister shared his feelings that the environment is part of our fundamental rights, and it should be a fundamental offense to degrade it. He felt seminars such as this one increase awareness of how the protection of the environment should be a basic human policy. Our challenge, he said, is to integrate environmental policy into all agencies. He commended Mrs. Beverly Taylor of the Ministry of Education on the creation of the Bahamas Environmental Educational Project that educates students to effect intelligent change. Students should be made aware of the environmental importance so that theyAbaconians Attend Media ConferenceKatie Joseph from Hope Town proudly displays the certificate she received at a recent workshop promoting environmental issues with media personnel. She is explaining the display submitted by the Hope Town School to Mrs. Jocelyne Josiah, UNESCOs media advisor. Please see Workshop Page 5

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 B For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.com Services include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Well stocked marine store Mechanical repairs Marine Store Products: Yanmar Engines & Generators Marine Paints & Accessories Repair & Resin Supplies Yanmar Parts & Service Bottom Paint & Solvents Stainless Steel Bolts etc. Cleaning Supplies Cutlass Bearings Fuel Dock Zincs Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat Lift Bottom blister repair Propeller repair BE PREPARED...For any kind of Power FailureYanmar Generator10.6 27.5. kVACummings Generator550 2250 kVA We also carry John Deere generators 16-310 kVA Deutz Generators 315-585 kVA STANDBY GENERATORS Starting at $9000 with authentic switch boxes Generating power solutions from 10-50,00 kVA For Home or Business We can supply the power Contact Randy Collins at 544-9279 E-mail: clyn@batelnet.bs 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.may assume a confident attitude to take action in the protection of the environment. He noted that 60 percent of world productivity is attributed to science and technology; we must put more emphasis on this area of our education. The size of a country does not matter in this respect. Throughout the two days the fact that much of our education is obtained through journalists and how valuable they are in presenting environmental issues. They can raise our awareness and consciousness by their reporting. Their classroom is an entire nation. The role of photo journalists was stressed as they often are able to tell a story more eloquently. It was exciting for Dave Ralph of The Abaconian and Candace Key to be given crystal awards for their environmental reporting and activities. But even more importantly for people who realize the importance of our environments health, it was a time of fellowship and sharing techniques and ideas to further get the word out that without our environment we have nothing. WorkshopFrom Page 4 Principal of the Hope Town School, Mrs. Candace Key, and The Bahamas National Trust were honored for their environmental education programs. Mrs. Key is shown with her award with Mrs. Beverly Taylor, Assistant Director of Education for Science and Technology. Mrs. Taylor organized the workshop for media personnel to stress the importance of educating the public on environmental issues. Drive Safely Official School UniformsNOW IN STOCK! His & Her Jeans His & Her Jeans His & Her Jeans His & Her Jeans His & Her JeansAbaco Shopping Centre, Marsh Harbour 367-2011Abaco Central High Amy Roberts Central Abaco Primary Cherokee *Crossing Rocks Fox Town Great Guana Cay Man-O-War *Moores Island *S C Bootle High *St. Francis de Sales *Treasure CayDickies pants 28 42 (Cell phone pocket)Dickies work pants & matching shirts Dickies coveralls French Toast pants 4 46, kahki, navy & greenFrench Toast shirts 4 XLShirts white & blue L 3XLGirls skirts navy & kahki, blue & green plaid NOTICEIN THE ESTATE OF JEROME BURROWS, SR. late of the Settlement of Sandy Point in the Island of Abaco one of the Islands in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.Notice is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand against the above Estate are required to send their names, addresses, and particulars of the same certified in writing to the undersigned on or before 30th August, 2004 and if required, to prove such debts or claims, or in default be excluded from any distribution; after the above date the assets will be distributed having regard only to the proved debts or claims or which the Executor shall have had notice. And notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or before the 30th August, 2004.L.C. Hull & CO.Attorneys for the Executor P.O. Box AB 20415 Don MacKay Boulevard Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas

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Page 6 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004 Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned and Rehubbed Aluminum Brass Stainless Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum SandblastingPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Fridges Freezers Satellites TVs Stereos Phones Home Appliances Car Stereos/Amps Speakers Abaco Distributors Ltd. Ph: 242-367-2265 242-367-3042SALES SERVICES REPAIRS AND ACCESSORIES Microwave Special $87.25 Boat Speakers Crawfish Freezers Hurricane InformationThe past several years have seen more tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean than have been seen in previous years. The reason is tied to a cycle of heating of the Atlantic Ocean, a cycle which normally lasts 25 to 50 years. Each recent year there have been more named storms and more intense storms. Most of the intense storms of the past several years have not made landfall but historically one of every three major storms strikes land. This year forecasters are again predicting another above-normal hurricane season. Statistically, the more storms that take place in any year, the more landfalls there are likely to be. Hurricane expert Bill Gray of Colorado State University warns that there will be 10 times the damage from hurricanes during the next 35 years compared to the past 35 years. Abaco has been buffeted by several storms in recent years, the worst year being 1999. In that year Dennis brushed past in August followed by Hurricane Floyd in September 1999. That storm cost an estimated $90 million of damage, destroying more than 400 homes. That year finished with the edge of Hurricane Irene brushing Abaco in October which resulted in one death. Abaco residents are fully aware of just how damaging a hurricane can be.What Is a HuricaneA hurricane is a tropical cyclone in which the winds move in a large spiral around its eye which has a calm, low pressure center. Hurricanes are born in the steamy summer environment of the tropics when rapidly evaporating ocean waters combine with strong wind currents. Several hundred miles wide and potentially packing winds of more than 100 mph, they can stir up more than a million cubic miles of atmosphere every second and produce enough energy to supply all the electrical needs of the United States for six months. The storms begin as areas of low pressure off the coast of Africa or anywhere in the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico. These storms rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. The whole system may be five to six miles high and can be 300-600 miles wide as it moves slowly westerly. In the western Pacific area they are called typhoons. Formation of a hurricane depends on many factors coming together. Warm humid air and warm water vapor supply its energy. There needs to be convection activity and vertical wind motion to take air from sea level to move it up through the system. The wind system must have the right amount of spin or twist which is provided by the rotating earth. The center of the storm or eye may travel ten to fifteen miles per hour with damaging winds extending out from the center 150 to 200 miles. Inside the eye is calm and the skies may be clear. But that is deceptive because the wind on the other side of the eye blows in the opposite direction from the first part of the storm. If people do not understand when the eye of the hurricane is passing and they leave a secure location, they may be caught in deadly winds and torrential rain. A storm surge is a rise in sea level near the eye of the hurricane. As this surge nears land, it becomes a wall of water which is the greatest threat to life and property. Because of the low pressure in the eye and shallow water near land, the ocean surface is raised. This arch of water can be as wide as 50 miles. As the storm approaches land, this water can be raised up to 20 feet high which destroys buildings, erodes beaches and produces massive floods. Since the mid 1990s there has been much more hurricane activity. These active seasons are expected to continue for the next 10 to 15 years. This is due to the higher than normal temperatures of the Atlantic Ocean. Although the hurricane season is officially from June 1 to November 30 each year, the peak of the season in terms of A Guide to Hurricane Preparation General Information and Origin of Hurricanes Please see Hurricane Page 7

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 B 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 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 both number of hurricanes and intensity occurs in September and October. During this time most of the hurricanes are spawned in the Atlantic waters east of the Lesser Antilles. Storms earlier in the season tend to be of minimal strength and frequently form in the Caribbean area.Hurricanes Pose Many Different HazardsA hurricane combines storm surge, powerful winds, tornadoes and torrential rains into a devastating combination.Storm SurgeThe storm surge is an abnormal rise in sea level 50 to 100 miles wide that sweeps across the coast near where the eye of the hurricane makes landfall. The surge of high water combined with high waves, is devastating. Along the immediate coast, the storm surge is the greatest threat to life and property. Most hurricane-related deathes ae caused by drowning.WindsHurricane force winds, 74 mph or more, can destroy buildings, and debris can become flying missiles. It is extremely important to secure your home and cover your windows before the storm.Heavy RainsWidespread torrential rains often in excess of 10 inches can produce destructive floods.TornadoesHurricanes can also produce tornadoes. This is not common at our latitude although it can happen. Just 100 miles north of our latitude tornadoes are more common.It Is Time to PrepareThe fact that you are reading this article is a good start. It means that you know that it is once again time to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. It is time now to think through your plans. What will you do if a storm approaches? Do you have the supplies you might need? Should you leave your home? Where will you go if you do leave? Many on Abaco suffered through Floyd and that was an experience that no one wants to repeat. However, it can happen again. Preparation is the key to coming through a hurricane with the least amount of damage. Terms Indicate Wind SpeedWhen weather reports are given on television or radio, they use terms which we should be familiar with. A tropical depression with winds up to 38 miles per hour A tropical storm with winds up to 72 miles per hour A hurricane with winds of 73 miles per hour or more The weathermen also rate the hurricanes in categories according to their potential to cause disaster. Category 1. Winds of 73 to 95 miles per hour. Damage may include flooding of low-lying coastal areas, small boats may be torn from their moorings in exposed anchorages. Category 2. Winds of 96 to 110 miles per hour. Damage will be moderate and may include flooding in low areas, cutting off access through low lying roads and some damage to roofing materials, windows and doors. Category 3. Winds of 111 to 130 miles per hour. Damage will be major and may include high water blocking inland roads, serious coastal flooding, destruction to small buildings. Hazards, Terms and Categories Ready Mix Concrete Prices start at $110.00 per yd. Free DeliveryROCK $31 ton (imported) 3/4 and pea rock SAND $33 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. AIRCOMPRESSORAVAILABLE FOR RENTAL HurricaneFrom Page 6 You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W AR GRAR GR AR GRAR GR AR GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER YY YY Y BB BB B UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL OOMOOM OOMOOM OOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA CYCY CYCY CY PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER Y STY ST Y STY ST Y ST OREORE OREORE ORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER VICE STVICE ST VICE STVICE ST VICE ST AA AA A TION TION TION TION TION TEXATEXA TEXATEXA TEXA CO QCO Q CO QCO Q CO Q UU UU U ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ARAR ARAR AR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE TT TT T OO OO O WNWN WNWN WN BB BB B AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AMILAMIL AMILAMIL AMIL Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET K & S K & S K & S K & S K & S AA AA A UTUT UTUT UT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICE LVICE L VICE LVICE L VICE L TDTD TDTD TD SOLSOL SOLSOL SOL OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER CENTERCENTER CENTERCENTER CENTER LL LL L OO OO O WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN TURTUR TURTUR TUR TLE CATLE CA TLE CATLE CA TLE CA YY YY Y Nassau and Bahama Islands Leading Newspaper ABAB ABAB AB AA AA A COCO COCO COCategory 4 Winds of 131 to 155 miles per hour. Damage will be severe and may include cutting off access roads, major damage to lower floors of buildings near shore because of flooding and battering of waves and debris, and collapse of roofs on many small buildings. Category 5 Winds of more than 155 miles per hour. Damage will be catastrophic and may include buildings collapsing, many roofs collapsing, extensive shattering of glass and windows, small buildings overturned and blown away.

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Page 8 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004 Friends of the Environment Friends of the Environment Friends of the Environment Friends of the Environment Friends of the EnvironmentWill Present the FilmHanging in the BalanceThe Future of Fishing in The Bahamas 7 p.m. August 18, 2004 Friends Office above Dougs PlaceMarsh HarbourThe film was produced by the Caribbean Marine Research Center ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: New! 3/4 acre lot facing Atlantic Ocean beach. 112' x 290' north end. $625,000 plus 7% to close 1.46 acres on north end. 135' on Atlantic Ocean beach. $480,000 plus 7% to close 14 lots across from Atlantic Ocean with waterfront on Inner White Sound. acre and up. Starting at $78,650 Quiet waterfront on Black Sound. Excellent storm protection. 1.35 acres. 125' dock. Close to bonefish flats and Gillam Bay beach. $650,000 A jewel of a home with pool set high on a bluff overlooking the Sea of Abaco. One acre. Stunningly landscaped with wooden decks and walkways. Six building set in pod arrangement. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Wicker and rattan furniture. A/C throughout. Satellite TV. 1.98 million plus 7% to close acre near ocean beach and Coco Bay beach. High on ridge. Many fruit trees. B$85,000 Three acre lots within 5 minute walk of public dock, waterfront and Green Turtle Club $60-$70,000 each 2 bed 2 bath furnished home with view of ocean and Sea of Abaco. A/C throughout. W/D. Wrap around porch. Reef close enough to swim to. Many custom pieces. $575,000 plus 7% to close ONO North End: Stunning, furnished 3 bed 2 bath home with fireplace. 125' on Atlantic Ocean. 35' elevation. Commanding views of the ocean. Spacious screened-in porch. One acre. $1.32 million plus 7% to close New! Prime waterfront location in the town of New Plymouth at Long Dock. Water views. Two story furnished commercial site plus one bedroom and one bedroom one bath full apartment. $390,000 plus 2% Hilltop lot 200' by 300' offering views of the Sea of Abaco and Coco Bay. Large mature trees. B$360,000 Under construction: three 40 x 32 foot 2 bedroom 2 full bath cottages. 9 ft. ceilings. Landscaped. Central A/C Water maker. Ceiling fans throughout. Five minute walk to Coco Bay beach and 5 more minutes walk to ocean beach. B$ 375,000 gross A perfect site on White Sound. 2 bedroom 2 bath main house with deck and porch. Boathouse and 2 Whalers. Guest cottage with one bedroom and one bath. Waterfront on the Sea of Abaco. Only accessible by boat. Needs work. $660,000 ONO Four unit income producing building with views of Coco Bay and dock. $700,000 plus 7% to close. MUNJACK CAY: 1/4 acre on Atlantic Ocean. 125' frontage. $183,000 gross ABACO MAIN LAND: 100' x 200' on the Sea of Abaco. Near Fire Road. B$59,000 110' x 200' on Sea of Abaco. New nearly finished home 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom. Near Fire Road B$177,000 UNDER CONTRACT: Lot 11 Coco Bay $70,800 gross Pirates Rest house $515,000 plus 7% to close Lot 10 Coco Sound Tract $180,000 plus 7% to close Lot No. 4 Bight O Bay Beach $360,000 plus 7% to close Lot 9 Green Turtle Estates $45,000 plus 7% to close Little Ambrigris Cay $965,000 pl. 14% SOLD: The Beachhouse $1.85 million plus 7% to close Osprey Nest $957,500 gross Surcouf House $525,000 plus 7%OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIES G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636Sales, Rentals and Property ManagementE-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.oceanblueproperties.comHurricane season is here once again and preparations must be started now to ensure that we are ready for any storm that threatens. The key to surviving is the preparations you make before hand. After a hurricane is predicted to come close, too many things need to be done in a short period of time and some things are sure to be forgotten. It is good to prepare now before a storm is predicted. If you wait until the last minute to purchase supplies, the lines may be long and store shelves may be empty, leaving you ill-prepared. The following suggestions are recommended.Early PreparationsThe most important thing is shutters for all your windows and doors. They need to fit well and install quickly. If you use wood, you need at least 5/8 inch thick plywood. These shutters need to be made and fitted well before a storm is announced. However, plywood is difficult to handle and install. Other types of shutters include aluminum or steel panels. More expensive roll down shutter systems offer protection with little maintenance. If you need a ladder for installation, make sure you have one available. It is good to keep a supply of boards for last minute repairs. If you do not have shutters, now is the time to purchase or construct them. If you have a gabled roof, make sure that the gable is well braced. Also make sure that there is wood sheathing, either planks or plywood, behind the gabled end walls. A bead of good adhesive caulking along the joint of the beam and decking of your roof will greatly increase the strength of the roof. Entry doors are easily damaged by high winds. Bolt all doors with foot and head bolts with a minimum of 1-inch of the bolt length in use. Garage doors are quite vulnerable to high winds. In the United States about 80 percent of residential hurricane wind damage starts with wind entering through garage doors. Collect all important documents which are irreplaceable or very important. These include insurance policies, ownership documents such as property deeds, titles of cars and boats. Remember birth certificates, passports, pictures you value and any other papers important to you. These should be kept in a plastic bag or container which can be sealed to be waterproof and kept with you. Make copies and keep the copies in another secure place. Remember to make copies of the items in your wallet, drivers licenses, credit cards, etc. This is a good time to take pictures of rooms in your house which show your furnishings. Then have a camera and film on hand for recording damage for insurance claims purposes. These are excellent when dealing with insurance adjustors as proof of what you have lost.GeneratorsGas or diesel-powered generators can provide temporary power until BEC can be operational. Remember several precautions. Do not connect a portable generator to the building wiring. Plug appliances directly into the generator. Place the generator outdoors or in a well Early Preparation Is Essential Please see Hurricane Page 9 White Sound, Elbow Cay LIGHTBOURN REALTY Chris Farrington BRIOffice (242) 365-4695 Fax (242) 365-4697Green Turtle Cay OfficeP.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Email: chris.f@batelnet.bswww.greenturtlerealestate.comMaster bedroom suite with whirlpool bath. Four guest air conditioned bedrooms. Fully furnished house, fully equipped kitchen. An aerial view of the estate which the wide sandy beach. The house is complete with golf carts, bicycles and an outdoor bar-be-que grill. This is the front porch where you observe beautiful sunrises, or for the late riser, an outdoor breakfast overlooking the Atlantic and the beach just steps below. The living room is 20-foot by 32-foot with original oil paintings on the cypress hand laid walls. The marble floors take you back to the early colonial century while the cool rattan and dark mahogany furnishings, a functional fireplace, library and studio give you the coziness of a New England home. Custom made shutters and dormer windows, wrap around porches and gingerbread designs portray a colonial plantation look. This meticulously maintained estate is perched on a slight bluff with balmy sea breezesLuxurious home on Green Turtle Cay. Located on 2.5 miles of white sand beach. Impeccably detailed almost new Caribbean style villa. Wrap around veranda. Careful craftsmanship and attention to detail describes this estate. It takes its design from a plantation estate home in the Caribbean.

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 B What a BREA Broker Can Do For You. Why you should use a BREA Broker when selling or buying Real Estate.Top Dollar for Your Property..A BREA Broker knows real estate values. You deserve top dollar for your property. But, what is top dollar? It is not what the neighbor says. Or what the home down the street sold for. Its what your property can realistically bring in todays market. And thats what a BREA Broker is trained to do: Determine the fair market price of your property at the time you want to sell it.Theres a Prospect Awaiting Your Property..BREA Brokers work closely together to make available for you a qualified list of prescreened prospects.. When a BREA Broker brings a prospect to your home or property, they are not "lookers" .................... they are serious persons interested in buying.BREA Brokers Know the Territory..Their job is to know the territory in which you live. They are familiar with local building codes, location of schools, churches, shopping, transportation and other pertinent information that will be of importance to prospective buyers. This BREA Broker expertise goes a long way towards consummating a sale.A Third Party Unbiased View..Thats what is needed between buyer and seller. And thats what you get with a BREA Broker, who has no ties to the property an d can objectively answer all questions from the prospective buyer regarding the value and condition of your property.Marketing Expertise at No Extra Cost..BREA Brokers are experts in selling property. Thats their business. They know how to best market a particular piece of property in order to bring top dollar to you, the seller. They work closely together so that you benefit from a referral network that ensures your property will get the widest possible exposure.Make Your Home More Saleable..When it comes to suggestions on how to make your home more attractive.more sale-able to prospective buyers.your BREA Broker is the person to whom you should turn. His or her suggestions are based upon years of marketing experience gained by selling homes or properties similar to yours. This experience comes built-in with every BREA Broker.Assistance for the Buyer..A BREA Broker also serves the buyer after the sale is made. But in serving the needs of the buyer, the BREA Broker continues to serve the seller. Because of his or her knowledge of local financial institutions, a BREA Broker will aid the buyer in obtaining a mortgage, knows down payment requirements and will offer advice in other matters such as escrow payments, property taxes, closing costs and utility bills. Selling or Buying Real Estate....Use a Licenced BREA professional!Damianos Realty Donna Darville Marsh Harbour (242) 367 5046 Jane Patterson Elbow Cay (242) 366 -0569 Laurie Schreiner Lubbers Quarters (242) 366-3143 Kerry Sullivan Elbow Cay (242) 366-0040 Sandra Evans Real Estate Sales Marsh Harbour Sandra Evans Broker (242) 367-2365 Bill Thorndycraft (242) 367-2365 GIF Enterprises Treasure Cay Stafford Symonette Broker (242) 365 8097 Drexel Bootle (242) 365-8200 Graham Russell Real Estate June Russell Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0100 Abaco Area, Active, Bahamas Real Estate Association Licensed Brokers and Agents:Abaco Estate Services Leisure Lee Ed Newell (242) 365-8752 Cindy Newell (242) 365-8752 Abaco Real Estate Marsh Harbour Elaine Thompson Broker (242) 367-2719 Chad Sawyer Broker (242) 367-2719 Bill Albury (242) 367-2719 Jessica Pinder (242) 367-2719 Bill Thompson (242) 367 2719 Aisle of Palm Realty Marsh Harbour Brent Cartwright Broker (242) 367 0080 Maria Sylvester (242) 367 0080 Bahamas Realty Marsh Harbour Chris Roberts (242) 367-3262 Molly Roberts (242) 367-3262 Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty Chris Farrington -Broker Green Turtle Cay (242) 365-4695 Ainsley Harrison Elbow Cay (242) 366-0338 Mailin Sands Marsh Harbour (242) 367-2992 H.G. Christie Ltd. Derek Lee Broker Marsh Harbour (242) 367-4608 Kathleen Albury Elbow Cay (242) 366 0700 John Cash Broker Treasure Cay -(242) 365 8467 Bill Johnson Little Harbour (242) 357-6674 Margot Lee Man-O-War Cay (242) 365-6156 Chris Plummer Green Turtle Cay -(242) 365-4648 Faron Sawyer Marsh Harbour (242) 367-4608 Bill Hertz Real Estate Treasure Cay Bill Hertz Broker (242) 365-8061 Land and Sea Realty Marsh Harbour Leslie Pinder (242) 367-4962 Man-O-War Real Estate Man-O-War Cay Haziel Albury Broker (242) 365-6090 Ocean Blue Properties Green Turtle Cay Kathy Bethell Broker (242) 365 4234 Seagrape Realty Marsh Harbour Victor Patterson Broker (242) 367-2749 Chris Thompson Real Estate Elbow Cay Chris Thompson Broker (242) 366-0224 Greg Roberts (242) 366-0224 Treasure Cay Real Estate Treasure Cay Anne Albury Broker (242) 365-8538 Marcellus Roberts Broker (242) 365 8538 8/1/04 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 Sapienti A LOG CABINS Our lovely 2 bedroom exclusive log cabin located on secluded part of the island, near the lovely yachting community of Marsh Harbour and not far from the world famous Treasure Cay Beach.... and its only 2 minutes away from its own private beach. The sparkling turquoise waters, the blue sky, the warm breeze all over your body. You will never forget the beauty of this place as you relax in the peaceful surroundings. ITSWISETOVACATIONHERE!!!ONLY $ $ 195,000.00 For Information:Tel: (242) 367-0076Email: sapientia3abaco@aol.comThree Beaches, Abaco, BahamasFORSALEventilated area. Do not forget to check the oil every time you add gas. Conserve fuel by alternating appliances. For example refrigerators can be kept cool by supplying power for six to eight hours a day.Protect Your PropertyProtect your property the best you can. Remember that wind and water are potentially two very dangerous elements of any storm, and your goal is to keep both these out of your house. Most damage to homes occurs when a window gets broken or doors blow in, allowing the wind to blow through. Check your roof for loose shingles or tiles and make sure they are securely fastened down. Check for other repairs that need to be done. Clean up your yard of debris that could be damaging in high winds. Check around your house for dead or dying trees. Trim shrubbery to reduce damage to the plants. If tree limbs could potentially cause damaging to power lines, notify BEC to have its crew trim the branches. Do not attempt to do this yourself because of the danger of the live power lines. Secure all outdoor furniture, garbage cans and objects outdoors.Review and Update Your InsuranceCheck the insurance on your house or business to be sure that the coverage is what you want. Before a hurricane threatens, insurance industry representatives suggest that you do the following: Read your policy to see exactly what coverage you have. If you dont understand, get your agent to explain it. Check specifically if you are covered for flood damage, sewer backup and wind damage. Find out whether you have guaranteed replacement cost insurance which is what it would really cost to replace your home and the contents at current value. Or you may have actual cash value which is depreciated cost. If your policy is for actual cost value coverage, you will receive only the current depreciated value of your house or possessions. Be aware that your homeowners policy does not cover flood damage. Know your insurance carrier and make sure that you have phone numbers for the company. Keep your policy in a safe place. If you rent, be aware that your landords insurance does not cover your possessions. You need your own renters insurance. Remember when a hurricane watch or warning is announced it is too late to purchase or change insurance policies.Protect Your BusinessMany businesses suffered heavy damage from Hurricane Floyd. Preparing your business as well as your home will reduce the damage. If a storm threatens, secure your builing and cover or move equipment or furniture to a seure area. Always protect your data with backup files. Make provisions for alternate power and communications. Please see Hurricane Page 10 HuricaneFrom Page 8 Review Your Plans Early

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Page 10 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004 TREASURE CAY SHOPPING CENTRE,ABACO (242) 365-8350 FAX:(242) 365-8352 OPEN MON-SAT 8AM 6PM AND SUN 9AM-1PMCome visit our newly renovated store. More products.Great service. More from our store. A BRAND NEW LOOKPhone 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. Plan ahead. Make plans to work with limited cash and without water or power for two weeks. Store emergency supplies at the office. Protect your employees. Employee safety comes first. Consider providing shelter to employees and their families and helping employees with supplies after the storm. Contact your customers and suppliers. Prepare a list of vendors to provide disaster recovery services. Review your insurance coverage. Appraise your business regularly. Take inventory, document equipment supplies and the workplace. Make copies of inFront Street in Marsh Harbour surance policies and customer service and home numbers. After the storm use caution before entering your business. Check for power lines, gas leaks and structural damage. If any electrical equipment is wet, contact an electrician. Prepare information for insurance claims. Take pictures before cleanup.Get Necessary SuppliesBuy supplies early at the beginning of the season. These should include a batteryoperated AM/FM radio with extra batteries, one flashlight with extra batteries for each person in your family, candles, kerosene lamps, water-proof matches, first aid kit. Be very careful with kerosene lamps and candles during a storm. If the wind blows something over with a flame, it could start a fire. You do not need to contend with a fire during a storm.Water Supply Is CriticalHave bottled water and extra water in clean containers enough for one week, allowing one gallon of water per person per day. If you use a bath tub or other container for water, clean thoroughly and rinse with bleach. Caulk the drain of a tub so it will not leak. This water can be used for a variety of uses including flushing the toilet. Large new garbage cans can be filled with water.Food RequirementsIn anticipation of losing power and the use of your cooking gas, be sure your house is stocked with at least a weeks worth of foods that will remain edible without refrigeration or foods that will be consumed when opened. They could include the following: Ready-to-eat canned goods like vegetables, soups, fish, meats, fruits and juices Canned juices, milk, soup Bread, crackers, cookies and other baked goods Fruits and vegetables that will keep for several days without refrigeration Peanut butter and jelly Nuts, raisins and dried fruits Evaporated, sweetened condensed milk or sterilized milk Cheese and cheese spreads Cereal Instant drinks, coffee, tea, etc. Snack food and other foods for variety Drinks which can keep such as sodas, canned or bottled juices, instant coffee. Some cheeses and fruits keep at room temperatures for several days. Choose foods that can be eaten at room temperature and do not require cooking. Put a can opener with these supplies. Keep on hand supplies such as paper plates, cups and plastic utensils, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, large plastic garbage bags, tin foil. Canned foods can be heated in the can but be sure to remove the label first. They can be eaten right out of the can.Other Supplies Battery-operated AM/FM radio with extra batteries Battery-operated flashlights with extra batteries, one flashlight per person A camping stove or Sterno stove for heating food. Remember propane stoves and grills will give off fumes when used in closed rooms and may start fires or causeGet Essential Supplies Early HurricanesFrom Page 9 Please see Hurricane Page 11 Marine ElectronicsCapt. Pat and Ann McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repair of: Web: www.merlinsmarine.com E-mail: merlin@abacoinet.com VHF CH 16 Mon Fri 8-5 F.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained Technician At the Jib Room. Marsh Harbour Marina Tel: 242-367-2163Fax 242-367-3388 SIMRAD

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 B A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QFREE Q FREE QFREE Q FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TETE TETE TE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 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 Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081 email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comAisle of Palm RealtyBrent Cartwright web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.com Please call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco Coral Point #1007 3/2 home poured to belt on 40' ridge overlooking the sea. 140'+ of waterfront and over 1.5 acres of land. Finish your dream home. Tilloo Cay #1021 Two adjacent parcels with good draft just offshore and excellent elevations. Call for details.BEST BUYS IN ABACOGuana Cay #1019 Two adjacent cottages each with 2/1.5 on two floors. Close to beach and harbour. Ideal rental homes. $200,000 each or $347,000 for both.Under Contract Guana Cay #1073 MOTIVATED AND JUST REDUCED 2/1 cottage in the settlement close to beach and harbour. Ideal location in this picturesque town. $169,900 Little Harbour #1086 NEW LISTING Endless ocean views from this modern two story home offering 2/2 with office, large game room with bar, open and covered patios, back up generator, beach and dock access. Great price at $564,000 Hope Towns BEST BUY #1003 Situated at rear of an extra large lot of 100' x 170', a turn key two story, two bed, two bath cottage on an elevation, with base storage capacity. Sea of Abaco views from second story porch. Suitable for owner occupation or rental. Also plans for main house available for front of property. Priced to sell at $399,500 Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of residential home sites with access to a spectacular 8 mile beach starting at $13,500. Protect Your PetsPlan for a safe place for pets to stay during a storm. If you have pets, remember to have a responsibility to care for them properly. If you plan to go to a shelter, you will have to plan for somewhere safe for them to be during the storm. Have a two week supply of food Get supplies such as cat litter, trash bags, etc. that will be needed. All pets should have proper identification. asphyxiation. Do not use these inside a building. Chlorine bleach for disinfecting Keep mosquito repellent and citronella candles handy. Use ice chests for keeping food if ice is available. Keep with you two weeks supply of prescription medicines and remember other medicines such as aspirin. Baby diapers and handy wipes Baby food, formula, disposable diapers, medicines and other necessary supplies Invest in blue plastic tarpaulins and rolls of builders plastic (Visqueen) for covering furniture or damaged roofs, window repair First aid kit Caulking and duct tape Hammer and nailsPlan AheadKeep your car and boat gas tanks full. For boaters have a supply of 50/1 oil. Persons with a chain saw should ensure that the saw is operational and that a gallon of fuel is on hand. If you have a stand-by generator, check to see that it is operational and have a supply of fuel. Make arrangements for taking down any antennas on your roof. Find out where the hurricane shelters are in your community. See that your LP tank is filled if you use gas appliances. This hurricane season be prepared so a storm will not take you by surprise. Hopefully, you will not need to use these emergency items. After the hurricane season is over, you can use most of the items. Some can be kept until another year. Apartments Above Customs Office at Marsh Harbour dock Tips for PreparationA can of roofing tar and roll of heavy plastic could be priceless after a storm If you lose roofing shingles, you can still save your furniture. Freeze as much water as you can. If you rent, determine if you or your landlord will put up the shutters. Boxes of prepackaged damp cloths are handy after a storm.Last Minute Tasks and Pet Care HurricaneFrom Page 10 Keep Tuned to the Radio93.5FMRadio Abaco 810AMZNS Freeport 1540AMZNS Nassau

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 B NEW LISTING "B-Team" 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..Elbow Cay Dorros Cove 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,500 sq.ft residence with 2 bedroom, 1 bath 1,100 sq.ft guest house. Southeastern point of island. Swimming Pool Private boat slip. Superb ocean and cay views. Furnished # AB112NEW PRICE $1,970,000. "Point of View" NEW PRICETreasure Cay Brigantine Bay 6 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath 5,500 sq.ft. Canal-front home on two levels 100' Dock with 6' depth, Four car garage. Great family home or Corporate retreat. fully and tastefully Furnished. #AB120 NEW LISTING $2,290,000. NEW LISTING "Final Approach" Marsh Harbour Bustic Bay 8 Unit Bonefishing resort, with fifty seat Lazy Parrot Restaurantand Bar. Central Airconditioning. Fresh water swimming pool. Excellent investment opportunity. AB100 NEW PRICE $750,000 "Sunset Point Resort" NEW PRICEMarsh Harbour Eastern Shores 4 bedroom, 3 bath 2,700 sq.ft. Home. Private Dock with boat lift on the Sea of Abaco. Some of the most Fabulous Panoramic Views in Abaco. Across the road from Beach. fully Furnished. #AB118 $1,500,000. "Endless Summer" 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 # AB65 NEW LISTING $1,995,000 "Down the Way" NEW LISTING "Cornish Cay" Sea of Abaco 38 Acre private Island Great Beaches 1 bedroom, 1 bath residence, 2 Guest Cottages, Caretaker's Cottage, Barn, Tennis Court, Sea Plane Ramp, Boat Basin with Boat Lift, Boat Ramps, Breakwater protected Dock, Solar Power and generators # AB 119 NEW LISTING $4,900,000 NEW LISTING 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. #AB123 NEW LISTING $1,379,000 "Surfside" 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 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 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$749,000. Treasure Cay "Chameleon Bay" 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,478 sq.ft. Home. 150' of Treasure Cay Beachfront over 1 1/2 acres. # AB95 UNDER CONTRACTTreasure Cay "Son Burns" 4 bedroom 3 bath 2,160 sq.ft. home on two floors, 750 sq.ft. of open sundeck on upper level, 750 sq.ft. of porch on lower. almost 3/4 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock Fully Furnished. # AB72 $575,000.Treasure Cay "Honey's Home" 3 bedroom, 3 bath 1,600 sq.ft. home 2/3 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock with Boat Lift Great Views. # AB66 UNDER CONTRACT Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Drive -"Steiner House" 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 2,200 sq.ft. home on two levels upper level deck almost 1/2 Acre Good Sea of Abaco Views. Short stroll to beach. Great family home. fully Furnished. #AB116 $925,000.Sand Banks Creek "Dannie's Den" 2 bedroom, 2 bath new home + 80' Waterfront Almost 1 1/2 wooded acres. Private Dock # AB73 NEW PRICE $355,000. HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" The Bahamas Oldest and most extensive real estate service Global Exposure Local Expertise Over eighty years of service Bahamas Largest Real Estate Data Base The largest number of luxury property listings in Abaco The most extensive geographically distributed and best trained active agent network in Abaco The most professional, best researched and produced marketing materials in the Bahamas Agents' own vessels for convenient access to all areas. HOMES The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES SALES RENTALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS Telephone: (242) 367 5454Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamase.mail: abaco@hgchristie.com07/15/04 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 VACANT LAND 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. 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 $430,000.Man-O-War Cay "Ceylon's Isle/Rosewood" 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.Marsh 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$2,950,000 Marsh 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. Derek A. Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Marsh Harbour Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6856 e.mail: dereklee@oii.net Faron SawyerEstate Agent Marsh HarbourTel: (242) 367-5454 Cell: (242) 359 6981 e.mail: faron@hgchristie.com NEW AGENT!

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Page 14 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004Last Minute PreparationsNo one ever knows when another hurricane will affect Abaco. However, it could happen any year and the best way to ride out the storm is to be prepared. We have had several storms affect Abaco during the past few years. We need to know what to do before the height of the storm and afterwards. This gives you guidelines for last minute preparations. Many people realize now that the better prepared they are, the better chances they have of coming through with minimum damage and the better they can cope with the problems afterwards. 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 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 Make the decision ahead of time as to where you plan to be during a storm. If your house is on low land or you feel it is not built securely, make plans to stay with friends or family in a well built home or go to a shelter. If you have elderly relatives, make sure they are somewhere safe and that someone is with them who can help them during the storm and afterwards. Children need special reassurances. It is good to talk with them about their fears and answer their questions honestly. Give lots of verbal reassurances. Gather clothing, bedding, toiletries, and flashlights that you will need for the duration of the storm. Have a battery-operated radio with fresh batteries. If you have a VHF radio, make sure it has its own power supply. Make sure each person has sturdy shoes for protection after the storm for protection from debris. Last Minute PreparationsShelter EssentialsEach community has designated shelters that will be opened before a storm, giving you adequate time to get there safely. Even if you do not plan to go to a shelter, you should keep in mind which buildings will be open in the event you need to get to a shelter. Remember, they do not supply you with food, drink, bedding or other supplies. If you plan to go to a safer place than your home during the storm, you should remember to take the following with you. Your important papers such as insurance policies, birth certificates, passports, deeds, insurance policies in a sealed plastic bag Quiet games for children, playing cards or dominoes Extra clothing and shoes Pillow and light blanket or sleeping bag. Folding chair, lawn chair or cot Any prescription drugs you may require Supplies for any infants such as disposable diapers, formula, baby food Take all necessary bedding as the shelters do not have pillows, blankets or bed rolls. Take all necessary water and food that you and your group will need for several days. Storms are unpredictable and you do not know how long you will need to stay at the shelter. Pelican Shores, Marsh Harbour Scotland Cay

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 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.com Everyone hopes that a hurricane will not affect Abaco but in the case that one does come close or even hit, we need to be prepared and know what we should do before the hurricane, during the height of the storm, and afterwards. This article gives you some guidelines for last minute preparations and during the storm. The better prepared a family is, the better they can cope both during the hurricane and afterwards. Make the decision well ahead of time as to where you plan to be during a storm. If your house is on low land or you feel it is not built securely, make plans to stay with friends or family in a well built home or go to a government shelter. Put your car on high ground in a place where you can get to it after the storm. If you have elderly relatives, make sure they are somewhere safe and that someone is with them who can help them during the storm and afterwards. Pregnant women in the last month or at high risk should check with their doctors before the storm. Babies frequently arrive when the barometric pressure is low. Children need special reassurances. It is good to talk with them about their fears and answer their questions honestly. Give lots of verbal reassurances. Prior to the storm, turn your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings. Freeze water in plastic containers to help keep your foods cold during any power outages. Gather clothing, bedding, toiletries, and flashlights that you will need for the duration of the storm. Have a batteryoperated radio with fresh batteries. If you have a VHF radio, make sure it has its own power supply independent of household electricity. Make sure each person has sturdy shoes for protection after the storm for protection from debris. Make plans which room your family will go to, preferably an inside room with no windows. Prepare your tub for storing water. Clean it, then wipe it around with a solution of bleach and water, caulk or tape the drain to make it watertight and fill it with water. This water can be used only for washing and cleaning. A bucketful will flush the toilet. If you plan to go to a safer place than your home during the storm, you should remember to take the following with you. Your important papers such as insurance policies, birth certificates, passports, deeds, insurance policies in a sealed plastic bag Quiet games for children, playing cards or dominoes Extra clothing and shoes Pillow and light blanket or sleeping bag. Folding chair, lawn chair or cot Any prescription drugs you may requireOlder AdultsSenior citizens are especially susceptible to the effects of severe weather. Those who live alone or are without the support of family or friends must take special precautions in the event of an emergency. People who are frail or disabled may need special assistance from family members, friends or social service agencies. Older adults who are also care givers may require outside assistance.Remember These Tips If the elderly requires any medical equipment, arrangements should be made well before a storm for emergency service.During the StormStay in a safe place for the duration of the storm. Do not venture out until the storm is subsiding. If the eye ofNames of 2004 HurricanesAlexHermineOtto BonnieIvan Paula CharleyJeanne Richard DanielleKarlShary EarlLisaTomas FrancesMatthewVirginie GastonNicoleWalter Remember that you may be without power, water, food or other services we normally rely on. Residents must be prepared to be selfreliant for several weeks. Harbour front Marsh Harbourthe storm passes over your area, the wind will lessen and there will be a lull which can last several minutes up to an hour. But then the storm will hit again with full force from the opposite direction. Leave your safe place only if you have an emergency. Keep listening to the radio to know where the storm is traveling and what it is like in your area. ZNS will be the best source of storm news. A VHF radio is excellent to keep you in touch with your neighbors but remember that high winds may destroy your VHF antenna, leaving you out of touch.

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Page 16 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004 P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Phone: (242) 365-8061 Fax: ( 242) 365-8061Serving Abaco for 36 YEARS Ocean Front Lots Villas Beach Homes Apartments Condominiums Canal Lots Abacos Oldest, Most Experienced BrokerTREASURE CAY SPECIAL $1,200,000 GrossRemember, if you lived here youd be home now!Ask about Crossing Rocks Area156 Acres Ripe for Development William Bill Hertz 4 bedroom home on Ocean Blvd. Affordable Reliable200-800 GPD SC Compact 1000-1500 GPD SC StandardSK WatermakersMarine, Residential, and Commercial Systems from 150 to 10,000 Gallons per Day Superior Warranty Coverage Highest Quality Components Wide Range of Options RO Parts & Supplies(772) 489-0852 www.skwatermakers.com4675 N. US 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34946Installation Available in Abaco by:PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town 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 After a HurricaneThere are many precautions which people should follow after a hurricane has passed. If a hurricane passes directly over Abaco, the eye can be deceptively calm. It is the center of the hurricane and can take from a few minutes to pass to several hours depending on how fast the hurricane is moving and the size of the eye. The calm will suddenly end as the winds return from the opposite direction, possible with even greater force. The most intense winds blow closest to the eye and are strongest northeast of the eye. Do not go out until you are sure that the entire storm is past. When you do go outdoors, be extremely careful. Avoid downed or dangling utility wires. Be especially careful when cutting or clearing fallen trees. They may have power lines tangled in them Stay tuned to your radio for advice and instructions about emergency medical aid, other assistance and general information. Avoid driving. Roads will have debris which could puncture your tires. Do not add to the congestion of relief workers, supply trucks and law enforcement personnel. If you must leave your home or the shelter, keep your driving to a minimum. Do not sightsee, especially at night. Supervise children at all times, especially if power lines are down. Be very careful in turning your electricity back on. If possible, let relatives and friends know that you are safe but keep all phone calls to a minimum. Find out if your water supply is safe before you use it. Until then, use only the water you have stored for the emergency. Let officials know if you or someone you know is injured and needs medical help. Keep receipts for all items you buy before the power is restored. Your insurance may cover the cost of emergency food and ice. Make temporary repairs such as covering holes in the roof, walls or windows as soon as it is safe to be out. This will reduce the damge from the heavy rains which freuqently accompany a hurricane. Take photographs of all damage before repairs are made. Always use proper safety equipment such as heavy gloves, safety goggles, heavy boots, long-sleeved shirts and long pants. Drink plenty of fluids. Lift with your legs, not with your back. Be extremely careful with a chain saw and always heed safety warnings. If there has been flooding, there is a potential for bacterial contamination. Bacteria and lead to life threatening dehydration for people and their pets if they are un untreated.A Note to GardenersSalt in the atmosphere from a hurricane can quickly poison grass, shrubs, trees and ground covers that are not tolerant of it. Hose down plants right away after exposure to salt if you have water pressure. This could save valuable decorative plants. Disinfect any faucet water you drink or use for cooking or cleaning. If you are not sure if the water is safe, bring water to a rolling boil for 10 minutes or use eight drops of chlorine beach per gallon or use water purification tablets. Let the water sit at least 10 minutes before using. Water you saved i clean containers before the storm will be fine for two to three weeks. To be sure, add two drops of chlorine per gallon before drinking.Use Caution After a Storm Marsh HarbourPelican Shores lot On the harbour, very private area, over one acre EXCLUSIVE $875,000 Little Orchard 3 bed by 2 bath fully furnished home, great neighborhood for kids Exclusive $265,000 Don MacKay Boulevard Large lot 1.5 acres, across from Abaco Wholesale Don MacKay Boulevard 2 buildings on 2 acres Call for info High Rock Beautiful home 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 Sq. Ft. EXCLUSIVE $510,000 High Rock 3 bed / 3 bath home, very desirable area, fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Lubbers Quarters, 2 car carport, central air, beautifully landscaped lot, 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above sea level EXCLUSIVE Price on inquiry Little Orchard Triplex Two 1 bed / 1 bath apts, One 2 bed / 2 bath apt, all fully furnished, central air, good income EXCLUSIVE $380,000 Regattas of Abaco Condos For sale or rent by Day, Week or Month 2 bed / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security EXCLUSIVE Call for Info Pelican Shores 3 bed / 3 bath home, fantastic sea views, tastefully furnished, central air, tiled driveway Price on inquiry High Rock waterfront home 3 bed / 2 bath, excellent sea views, partially furnished, 2 car garage, property 160 x 380 $750,000 High Rock Beautiful waterfront home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of nicely landscaped property, swimming pool, fully furnished, boat house and dock, fantastic views EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry Marsh Harbour rental home in Pelican Shores on the harbour, 3 bed / 3 bath, central air, very private area, large patio overlooking harbour, dock and dock house $3,500 per week Treasure Cay Carlton Landing Condos on the canal Call for info Bahama Palm Shores & Casuarina Point lots available P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 367-4962 E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.comIf we dont have it, we will find it for you! 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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 B One of the finest homes on Elbow Cay & overlooking the beautiful crystal blue Atlantic Ocean. Centrally located on the island, 'Peek-a-View' is a great choice for a second or retiring home. The property is beautifully landscaped & the home is open & spacious. This 4 bed, 3 1/2 bath home has a large, open kitchen, Jacuzzi tub & his & her closets in the master suite. Peek-aView is being sold mostly furnished & is ready for immediate residency. This magnificent property is comprised of three lots. It is a gorgeous 2 bed, 2 bath cottage situated in the settlement of Hope Town. The house has all new quality furniture, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, computer, television & new laundry facilities. The house also has new septic, cistern, IPE decking, & new hurricane windows.The entire house has also been re-roofed. This house must be seen to truly appreciate all of its wonderful features & amenities. June E. Russell BRIOffice: (242) 367-0100 Cell: (242) 357-6819 Fax: (242) 367-0099 Email: june@grahamrealestate.com P.O. Box AB-20967 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasNassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660 Peek-A-View Hope Town$868,000.00Clifford Sawyer House Hope TownEXCLUSIVE$810,000.00EXCLUSIVETo view all of our Bahamas Listings go to www.grahamrealestate.com For an extensive and thorough look at the best properties that Abaco has to offer, call our Abaco office in Marsh Harbour. We will be happy to assist you in your search for a home in one of the finest & most beautiful communities in The Bahamas.Since it's inception in 1990, Graham Real Estate has distinguished itself as one of the premier real estate and rental firms for exclusive and luxurious real estate properties in The Bahamas.#2136 #2147 North AbacoGrand CayShilo Baptist Church Grand Cay All Age School Administration OfficeLittle AbacoNew Hope Baptist Church Revival Time Pentecostal Church Ebenezer Baptist Church End Time Baptist ChurchCoopers TownSt. Andrews Baptist Church Magistrates Court S.C. Bootle High SchoolTreasure CayFull Gospel Assembly Church Treasure Cay Community Center St. Simon by the Sea ChurchGreen Turtle CayAmy Roberts All Age School Magistrates CourtCentral AbacoDundas TownCentral Abaco Primary SchoolMarsh HarbourInternational Gospel Mission Marsh Harbour Church of Christ St. Francis Catholic Church St. Francis School Main Building St. Francis School K-3 Bilding St. Francis ECC Building St. Francis Primary School Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Adventist ChurchMurphy TownAbaco Central High SchoolGreat Guana CayGreat Guana Cay Public SchoolMan-O-War CayMOW Public SchoolHope TownBalcony Room Methodist Mission HouseSouth AbacoCherokee SoundAssemblies of God Methodist Church Cherokee Sound Primary SchoolCrossing RocksPublic School Trevors Midway RestaurantSandy PointPete & Gay Geust House Oeishas Guest HouseMoores IslandMoores Island All Age School Soul Seeking Ministry St. Matthews Baptist Church Moores Island Bonefish Camp All shelters may be used in the immediate aftermath of any storm or during a major non-storm emergency. Shelters will be periodically reviewed to insure continued or upgraded rating .Emergency Shelter Locations for 2004 By Jennifer Hudson Excitement mounts all over the world as the 2004 Olympic Games get set to begin on August 13th in Athens, Greece. This 16-day event will draw approximately 11,000 athletes for a total of 296 events in 28 different sports. The sport of womens wrestling has now received IOC approval so will be included for the first time this year. The 2004 Games are expected to cost well over $4.5 billion, which is far more than expected due to setbacks in preparation of several of the sites. All the sporting facilities and Olympic villages which have been constructed for the games as well as the whole city will have received a complete face lift. Greece is the smallest country ever to host the Olympic Games and is also the birthplace of the Olympics. The first games were held in Ancient Olympia (from whence they received their name) in 776 B.C. and began and ended with a foot race. Winners were presented with a sacred branch of a wild olive tree. At that time the games were not restricted to athletes but poets, artists, historians and orators also exhibited their skills. The games were held every four years until they were abolished by the Romans. The modern Olympics were estab-Olympic Excitement Buildslished in 1896 in Athens. The Sydney 2000 Games were hailed by many as the greatest of all time and the Barcelona Games of 1992 were also noteworthy not only for their fabulous spectacle but also the fact that not a single nation boycotted the games that year. Sadly, the 1992 Munich Games will remain in memory for the dreadful act of terrorism which resulted in the massacre of 11Israeli athletes. The Centennial Olympics in 1996 in Atlanta were also hit by tragedy and logistical problems. Greece is employing great vigilance to ensure the safety of the games during these times when fears of terrorism are on everyones mind. Security costs for this years event have swelled to a record breaking $1.5 billion. Forty-five thousand security personnel, including police, military persons, fire fighters and trained volunteers, have been engaged. At the request of Greece the United States will be sending 400 Special Forces soldiers to assist an elite Greek military unit to protect the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Let us hope that everyone in the world can put aside their differences and allow the athletes and spectators a time of peace to enjoy the games of the 28th Olympiad. My name is Lily. My five brothers and one sister and I were abandoned in Marsh Harbour when we were four weeks old. Now we are three months old I have been adopted by a loving family but my brothers and sisters need homes. You can adopt us by calling Marianne at 365-6082. We all have our shots and we will be spayed or neutered when we are old enough, courtesy of Man-O-War Humane Society. Puppies Need Homes

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Page 18 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax 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. $1722,000CASUARINA 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 $1,292,000GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATESSafe 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 $1,200,000WINDWARD BEACH ESTATESSea 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 PALMCanal 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$430,500ATLANTISCanal 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 $242,000MARINERS COVETownhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 1 bed / 1 bath $113,000OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISIONGarden location 2 bed/ 2 bath, excellent condition $225,000ROCK POINTApartment 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!$350,000TREASURE HOUSESOcean front luxury units with lagoon pool / waterfall 2bed / 2 bath octagonal houses Front row Unit #1$425,000 Garden/ocean Unit #4$356,000BAHAMA BEACH CLUBNew 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% closingBRIGANTINE 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 $369,000LEEWARD BEACH ESTATETrident/Turquoise Seas You cannot be more on thebeach than in this special home. Offering 3 bed / 31/2 bath in the main house with detached garage /bed / bath / attic plus storage. Vast deck oceanside with widows walk. WOW! $2,520,000 Cross Winds Split level CBS home extra large lot acrossfrom 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1 bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! $984,000SANDPIPER BEACH 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 By Jennifer HudsonMr. Abram Sawyer still goes off to work each day to his job at Solomons SuperCenter in Marsh Harbour and is justly proud of his 80 years of age. He hails from hardy stock and never in his younger days would he ever have envisaged anything like the huge air conditioned super store where he spends each day. Mr. Sawyer grew up in Old Place where the only store was a tiny petty shop where one could buy a few of the bare necessities of life. Old Place was located northwest of Marsh Harbour on the coast between Fire Road and Blackwood along with the settlements of South Side and Grape Tree. Inhabitants of those settlements would visit each other on foot as there was no means of transportation by road and the only way of visiting further afield was by boat around to Green Turtle Cay or a much longer journey to the U.S. The mailboat, bringing supplies from Nassau, was unable to get into Old Place so went only as far as Green Turtle Cay. Residents of Old Place would, therefore, have to travel to the cay for their supplies. Anything out of the ordinary such as furniture or clothing would be purchased from Florida during trips made there by the men in their fishing boats. During rough weather the mailboat could not pass Whale Cay. So then no grocery supplies arrived sometimes for two or three weeks. People had to make do with what they were able to raise themselves. Each family raised chickens for meat and eggs, goats for meat and milk, and hogs. Since there was no refrigeration, they would salt and dry the meat to preserve it. Fish was another staple in their diet which they would cure in the same way. Vegetables such as potatoes, corn, peas and cassava were grown mainly by the women who would sow and reap while their men folk went crawfishing and sponging. The women were also kept busy keeping house and cooking for their families in their outside kitchens and baking large quantities of bread in their rock ovens. As night fell, fires would be set all around the outside of the house to keep the mosquitoes away as there were no mosquito screens for the windows. The children of Old Place attended school in a one room school house after the larger school was destroyed by the disastrous 1932 hurricane. Mr. Sawyer and his wife, Cleola, who is also from Old Place, remember, in particular, two teachers Jacob Saunders of Old Place and Cecil McIntosh of Fire Road. In the 1932 hurricane not only the school was destroyed but also all of the fifteen to twenty homes. The residents of Old Place rebuilt smaller homes. Fortunately, no lives were lost in Old Place but some were lost on South Side due to a huge tidal wave which swept over the area; in those days people were not able to receive any warning of such impending disasters. After such widespread destruction, it was decided by the government to move the people of Old Place, South Side and GrapeTree to an area on the western border of Marsh Harbour where they would be in a more accessible area and could be assisted more easily in times of disaster. Thus the area now known as Dundas Town was first settled. Firstly, the men were brought from Old Place by Captain Sherwin Archer on the boat Arena so that they could begin clearing the land and assist in constructing new homes. Each couple was given five acres of land for which they paid the grand sum of five pounds (approximately eight dollars). On that land the Government built them a house measuring 10 feet by 20 feet as was also done for the people from Bluff Point in Murphy Town. Carpenters were brought over from Man-O-Abram Sawyers Memories of Old Place War Cay and Hope Town to assist with the building. Once the houses were completed Captain Archer then went back with the Arena to bring the women and children. By 1940 Dundas Town was well and truly established and took its name from the Governor of the Bahamas at that time. The wooden Methodist Church in Old Place was taken down in sections and taken to Dundas Town where it was reerected on the site where the new St. Andrews Methodist church now stands. The Baptist Church which stood in Old Place was left there. Cleola Smith left Old Place when she was 11 years of age with the rest of her family to reside in Dundas Town where she later married Abram Sawyer, also from Old Place. She remembers people leaving their former settlement quite happily as they l ooked forward to being able to move around more freely and have access to employment. Almost all of the original square foot houses have now been demolished or added to in order to provide more spacious accommodations. Abram and Cleola Sawyer reside in a modern, comfortable and convenient home such as they never could have envisioned growing up as children in Old Place. Abram Sawyer

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 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 20 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004 Well Done Drilling ServicesSpecializing inWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems: 350GPD to 200,000GPDExcavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles plantedTrenching: Trenching for underground utility services We serve all of Abaco including the caysCall us today for a free consultationMarsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. Fenced-in with electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet. $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 359-6658Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Great 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 Houses and Apartments For RentClassified Advertisements RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSHope 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 Marsh Harbour Cove Estates, 2 bed, 2 bath apt. Call 367-2446 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 Island Property ManagementJulie Farrington & Leslie SawyerP.O. Box AB-22758 Green Turtle Cay Abaco Tel: (242) 365-4695 or 365-4047 email: ipmjulie@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/ipm Vacations Rentals against foreigners being allowed the statutory six crawfish, but he felt that they sometimes blatantly abused this privilege. Reports of visitors boats of 30 feet and more in length, capitalizing on their high bridges to scan the Abaco waters for traps incensed local people whose livelihood depends on a successful crawfish season. Some were a little disappointed by the conspicuous absence of the police who had given the assurance that they would come down heavily on foreign poachers. A fisherman on the cays said, Some of our rock holes we have been setting traps in for the past 20 years. When foreigners plunder them, it is taking money out our pockets. He suggested that there could be two openings for the crawfish season one on August 1st for locals and one a week later for our visitors. This, he added, would be more fair. But resentment was not only targeted at non-Bahamians. Some locals went out one Crawfish From Page 1Fish poisoning is a risk of eating certain reef fish. One of the fish most commonly associated with ciguatera fish poisoning is the barracuda. It is described by many as the sweetest fish to eat, but lurking in its body are toxins that are sending a number of Bahamians to hospitals or clinics throughout the country. The barracuda, a fish more feared than the shark in the water, is just as scary out of the water as it accounts for over 76 percent of the ciguatera fish poisonings in The Bahamas. According to Department of Public Health, there is an increase in the incidence of ciguatera poisoning. In a normal week we see just under four cases per week, said Dr. Mohammed Imana, epidemiologist. Now we are starting to see a gradual increase of seven to twelve cases in one week. Dr. Imana says the increase started in June. At this time of year we realize that a lot of people consume different types of fish, especially barracuda and we know that barracuda is implicated in ciguatera poisoning. Since there is no treatment for ciguatera poisoning, the only solution is prevention and the only way you can prevent it is not to eat the barracuda and to avoid eating big fish, he says. Tourists especially, says Dr. Imana, should know what they are buying and should ask what kind of fish they are being served. Ciguatera fish poisoning, says Dr. Imana, arises from consumption of any of the 400 specifies of tropical marine reef fish containing poleyther toxins. The at risk fish, he said, include barracuda, moray eels, red snapper, amber jack, surgeon fish and sea bass. Its epidemiology is complex and it is impossible to predict an outbreak. Ciguatoxins, said Dr. Imana, are stored in the guts of fish that have eaten the a parasitic organism on the coral rocks. Small fish feed on the algae, and, in keeping with the food chain, small fish are eaten by larger fish which are eaten by even larger fish. Larger fish like the Barracuda are in turn caught and eaten by humans. Ciguatoxin which accumulates through the food chain is not affected by cooking, he says. Therefore, when a ciguateric fish is consumed, it will produce gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms. A person with ciguatera poisoning may have neurological, musculoskeletal,Fish Poisoning Is on the Increasegastrointestinal and/or psychological symptoms. Neurological symptoms are the most distressing, says Dr. Imana. They usually are varied and can last several months. They include tingling sensations or pins and needles in hands and feet, dizziness and faintness, headaches, dental pain (teeth feeling loose), a metallic taste in the mouth, and hot/cold temperature reversal. Psychological symptoms may include depression. Other symptoms may include pain in the muscle, muscle weakness and difficulty with walking. While persons with neurological and psychological symptoms may take up to several months to feel better, Dr. Imana says that gastrointestinal symptoms may last only a few days. Gastrointestinal symptoms may include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Physical findings are related to dehydration from gastrointestinal losses. Signs of shock may be present, he says. Dr. Imana says ciguatera fish poisoning occurs mostly among men. Ciguatera fish, he cautions, look taste and smell normal and detection of toxins in fish remains a problem, he said. The only means of avoiding the toxins is to avoid any fish that may contain the ciguatoxins, such as barracuda, amber jack, rock fish and other big fish, as the larger the fish the more likely they are to carry ciguatera. Flies landing or not landing on fish is not a safe determinant of whether the fish is poisonous or not, he noted. day before the opening of the season to furtively check traps, bringing catches back after dark. A Marsh Harbour fisherman said this is a common practice and easily detectable. You only have to take the water bucket and look in it and you can see where the black line from the trap was and how when it was pulled aside the grass is a different color underneath. He said that to add insult to injury the poachers leave antennas and discarded bits and pieces of the lobster behind floating in the water. The Department of Fisheries warned against trapping undersized crawfish and the use of unlicensed apparatus. Crawfish must be five and one-half inches in tail length and three and one-quarters in jacket length. When crawfish season ended on March 31st, the price per pound was $11. On day 2 of the crawfish season Marsh Harbour Importers and Exporters are buying at $8.50 a pound but smaller fish outlets are paying as high as $15.

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 21 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Great Guana Cay, New Listing 324' on beautiful Atlantic Ocean. 1 l/2 Acres on paved road & electricity access. Protected elevation with breath taking turquoise waters and reefs. Fastest developing island in Bahamas. (813) 661-8317 or CRuth369@aol.com Lubbers Quarters beautiful home across from Tilloo Cut with 2 kings / 2baths / queen loft, gorgeous view, convenient location, private boat slip, central A/C, turn key, rental history. By owner 242-366-0266 www.abacohomeforsale.com Man-O-War two beautiful wooded lots, one with guest housea and orchard. Roads in place; electric, phone, TV lines are underground. Also 16 fiberglass sloop. H. Thompson 3656060 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 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 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 concierge realtor on AbacoSandra 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 Man-O-War ocean front home, 4 bedrooms 1 office, 4 bathrooms, fully furnished, generator, water maker, central air, pool, tiki bar, hot tub, 2 golf carts and more. Call Deborah Malone 365-6244 H or 365-6501 W. MUST SELL LIVE YOUR DREAM ATEnjoy the life style you deserve . Waterfront lots with private boat slips in a secure gated community starting at $250,000 Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 www.greatabacoclub.com Scenes from Goombay FestivalLively music, flashy uniforms and elaborate marching maneuvers make the Royal Bahamas Police Band an exciting event. Here a drummer in full regalia keeps everyone in step with his drum. Above: Straw work and vendors selling other souvenir items are popular booths. Here a customer discusses price of a straw bag. Top left: Lydia Bodamer is shown applying face paint. Face painting is a very popular activity at many special events. Bottom left: Reserve officers were on duty at the Goombay Summer Festival on July 30. Officers shown are David Knowles and Marcellus Roberts. 2004 Christmas Bazaar Marsh HarbourNovember 20, 2004 Plan for your stall now Crafts Art Music Food Fun

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Page 22 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004Repairing: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 You name it, we can do it!Your Friendly and Professional Printing ServiceAbaco Print Shop Abaco Print Shop Abaco Print Shop Abaco Print Shop Abaco Print ShopLocated in the Abaco Shopping Centre Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201Book Binding Yearbooks Photo Scanning Business Cards Laminating Certificates and much more . . Professional Graphic Services (Graphic Artist on Site) Carbonless Forms Envelopes Wedding Stationery Office Stationery Brochures Funeral Stationery Tickets Invitations Menus Calendars Labels Flyers 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.comBy Jennifer Hudson The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band is greatly loved not only in The Bahamas but throughout the entire United States of America and across Europe. It is no wonder the band is so well loved and in such great demand as it brings a sense of pomp and pageantry to all occasions whether they are grand state functions or informal community gatherings. The smart white, black and red uniforms are always a dramatic and endearing sight. Abaconians look forward with delight to the several visits which the band makes to its shores each year. The band recently thrilled hundreds of visitors at the recent Island Heritage Festival in Green Turtle Cay and was here again for the first of the Goombay events in Marsh Harbour the end of June. A group was here performing again forward on July 9th in the Independence Day celebrations. Although people see the Police Band fairly frequently, very few know anything of its history or the work which goes on behind the scenes so I recently met with Supt. Sylvester George, Director of Music in charge of the band, to get an inside view. The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band has been in existence for over 100 years, dating back to 1893 when it was formed exclusively for police and state functions. The band began with just 16 police officers who were not full time musicians but were attached to various police stations throughout New Providence. They would occasionally come together as a band to rehearse weeks ahead in preparation for various engagements. Since then the band has developed to its present stage with a membership of 78 full time musicians and has become an integral part of the cultural life of the Bahamas. The first woman in the band was a flute student who joined right after her graduation from high school in 1984. Today there are nine women in the band. Musical qualifications required for joining the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band are a Grade Four certificate from either Trinity College of Music or The Royal Schools of Music or BGCSE Music Certificate. Students may also be accepted through an audition process. Band hopefuls must also possess a BGCSE certificate (minimum grade C) in Maths and English, must be in good health, be of good behaviour and have never been in any problems either in school or with the law. They are screened by the Special Intelligence Unit and spend two days of scrutiny in the Police College by a panel of psychologists and other professionals. Training has been intensified considerably during recent history which has resulted in a much stricter recruitment policy in order to maintain a high standard. All members of the band are fully trained police officers who are occasionally engaged in performing regular police duties. Students in school music programmes in New Providence who feel they may have an interest in joining the band are periodically taken as a group by their music teacher to observe the band in practice and actually play along with them. They are then assessed by the band and a report sent to their teacher. Marching drills are a large part of the attraction of the police band and they seem to be always coming up with new sequences. When asked about this, Inspector George explained that there is a committee whose job is to come up with ideas for changes and innovations. A dance has even been added to one of the sequences which is a great crowd pleaser and much in demand. Once a new idea has been formed, the bandsmen work through the moves without their instruments in order to memorize the sequence and work out any kinks. Then it is put to music. The two most important people in this, according to Inspector George, are the music arranger who will make sure the music fits and the drum major. The drum major is the very impressive looking figure who struts out in front of the marching band twirling the mace. Many people do not realize the very important role the drum major plays. He is completely in charge of the band while they are on parade performing their displays. The drum major uses his mace to give signals and commands to the musicians, whether it is to stop marching but continue playing, stop playing, proceed, turn or line up. All drum majors learn the basics but are then allowed to develop their own style which may be stately or stylish. The Bahamas government through the Ministry of Tourism has seen tremendous potential in the use of the band for tourism promotion. As a result the band has won international acclaim through its performances abroad. The band has been very instrumental in the promotion of Bahamian music locally and abroad and the demand for the band over the past years has grown so tremendously that it is sometimes faced with having to fulfill up to three engagements simultaneously. This has necessitated the band having a network of three entities, the Concert Band, Marching Band and Pop Band. June, July and August constitute the bands most challenging period. This frenzy of activity with phones constantly ringing and requests pouring in was evident during my visit to the Police Band Headquarters. Recently the band spent one week in New York on a massive tourism promotion exercise as part of Caribbean week as members of a large teamPolice Force Band Has Entertained for 111 Years

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August 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 23 B1997 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 17 Key West w/ 70 HP Yamaha, less than 200 hrs on engine. VHF, depth sounder, GPS, DUTY PAID. Ready to go. $7000 cash ony Call 367-2163 23 Seacraft Sportfish 225 Merc, view at Lighthouse Marina. $15,900 OBO Call 3673596 23 Pace Ship excellent condition, new paint job, 15 HP Mercury 4 stroke engine. $5000 OBO. Call 365-5189 25 Grady White Sailfish cuddy cabin, walkaround, new bottom paint, powered by twin 225 HP Evinrude ram ficht engines, low hours. $48,000 OBO Call 367-2598 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 Set of 18" Rims and Tires, Brand new, 5 hole universal. $1800. Call 365-5175 (w) or 3674500. Ask for Robbie 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 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 Big CaBig Ca Big CaBig Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 SUPPLY DEPOTHotel, Restaurant & Commercial Supplies Over 1000 Items in Stock Blue Warehouse on S.C. Bootle Hwy. Ph:/Fax: (242) 367-2128 Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs 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 27 Phoenix 1989, twin 200 HP Volvo diesel, outriggers, auto pilot, V-berth w/shower & toilet 100 sq ft fishing area, ready for charter. $32,000 Call 954-764-7145 or 954-770-7197 30 Grady White 306 Bimini, center console, open fish, twin 200 250 HP Yamaha outboards, GPS, auto pilot, telescoping outriggers, low hours. Docked at Boat Harbour. 242-359-6044 31 Wellcraft Scarab, twin 200 HP Mercs. $15,000. Call Johnny, Scotland Cay 359-6551 32 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. 242365-8467 COMMERCIAL SERVICESFor all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service Island Window and Door Repair, repairs to windows, doors, sliding doors, screens, etc. Call 367-5250 Guardian Angel Security CompanySecuring Life and Property 24 Hr. Security Guards Body Guards Money Escort Mobile Patrol, etc. Servicing Abaco and the CaysP.O. Box AB 20156 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242-367-5187 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, 2624Forest Drive, Dundas TownWe guarantee service, price & your satisfaction 95 Yamaha Motorbike 535 cc, in excellent condition, with spare tire and helmet. $3500, Call 367-2960 nights, 367-5250 days 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 GMC Sierra extended cab, lots of extras, grill, etc. $1400. 98 Ford Expedition, Eddie Bauer, fully loaded. $28,000. 2001 Honda Accord LX 5 speed, (standard shift). $17,500. Call 367-0106 10-4 or 357-6836 2003 Suzuki pick-up w/ 3000 miles. Delta tool box Like brand new. $11,500 Call 367-2163 VEHICLES FOR SALE organized by the Ministry of Tourism. The band maintained a very busy schedule and performed at many of the major landmarks in the city. As a highlight of their week they appeared on ABCs Good Morning, America with Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson as well as on Foxs television news programme Fox and Friends. About four or five times a year we have the privilege of seeing the world famous Royal Bahamas Police Force Band performing for us on Abaco.Youth Development ProgrammeInspector George expressed his hope that it may become possible in the not too distant future to begin a Youth Band Development programme on Abaco and a search is under way to find an officer to run this programme. This will be a part of the community policing programme in order to assist the young people in learning a new skill and making constructive use of their spare time. Such young men and women could eventually go on to become members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band.Band Travels Worldwide By Isobel Sherman Are things slow this summer in Abaco tourist wise and tourist related business wise? The answer depends on the location. Business has been are brisk and busy on the cays, especially Hope Town but in Marsh Harbour things have been slow. There have been tourists but it seems to many persons in business that they are not spending money. There could be many reasons for that. One is the slow down of spending in the United States by consumers. In fact, consumer spending for June declined in the United States. Another reasons could be that it is a Presidential election year in the United Sates and frequently people in the U.S. are more cautious in their spending in election years. The final reasons also could be the effects of the events of 9/11 on the traveling public. Whatever the reasons may be, let us hope for a brisk winter season.Viewpoint Is the Economy Slow? SOLD

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