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VOLUME 12, NUMBER 16, AUGUST 15th, 2004 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction Mr. Archie Nairn was guest speaker at a strategic planning meeting of the Ministry of Tourism held on August 11 in Marsh Harbour. His address was to update Abaco people on the status of the Marsh Harbour airport upgrade. Mr. Nairn announced that five airports in the Family Islands were going to be ceded to the Airport Authority which presently manages the New Providence airport. They are the airports at Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay, North Eleuthera, Exuma and San Salvador. He expected that will happen in three to four weeks. Presently, all Family Island airports are under Civil Aviation Authority. In a short time personnel will come to Abaco to get information and statistics for handing the airports over. The Airport Authority is an autonomous body which will make the management of the airport more efficient. The Authority has key personnel already in place. It conducts its own affairs and quickly puts into practice any decisions it makes. Mr. Nairn also announced that government will be putting in place a portable tower with air traffic controllers who will be highly trained. They will recruit people from Abaco to be trained but in the meantime controllers from Nassau will be assigned here. Mr. Nairn mentioned that last fall at a business outlook seminar he outlined several initiatives. Since that time the Minister of Transport and Aviation has named an ad hoc committee with the mandate to reviewing the state of affairs and to move ahead.Airport Improvements Must WaitAir Traffic Controllers Are Planned but No Terminal or Taxi Way Please see Airport Page 216 Cubans Landed at Sandy PointAn 18-foot fishing boat carried 16 Cubans from Cuba to The Bahamas, first to Andros then to Abaco on August 5. They will be questioned before Bahamian officials will decide their fate, either being allowed to go to the United States where they have re latives or being returned to Cuba. Photo by DianeClaridge By Jennifer Hudson Sixteen Cuban nationals, nine men, four women, two small children and a one-yearold baby, were discovered and taken into custody at Sandy Point on August 5th. The group had left Cuba at 8 p.m. the previous Monday to make the journey to the United States crammed into a small, unprofessionally made fishing boat just 18 feet long and four to five feet wide.Treasure Cays ManagementMr. Archie Nairn, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transportation and Aviation, was guest speaker at a strategic planning meeting of the Ministry of Tourism held in Marsh Harbour on August 11. He outlined the status of governments plans for the Marsh Harbour International Airport which is still in the preliminary planning stage. He is shown here with Ms. Angela Cleare, Director of Tourism for the Family Islands, and Mrs. Jeritzan Outten, Director of Tourism for Abaco. Please see Cubans Page 5 A check for $3000 was presented to Michael Rolle, Principal of the Coopers Town Primary School, by the Treasure Cay Managers Club. In a brief presentation on August 13 at the Treasure Cay Administration Office seven of Treasure Cay Resorts top staff made the donation along with $600 worth of books and other educational materials. Mr. Rolle plans to use the money to enhance the reading program at the school. The Managers Club was formed two years ago to interact between themselves and the larger community. They have assisted with schools, elderly and other social causes. This donation is specifically for text books and workbooks. Mr. Rolle, front left, accepts the check from Jos Konsten, General Manager and President of Treasure Cay Resort. Behind them are Mr. Cleveland Fox, Mr. Stedman McKenzie, Ms. Lavan McKenzie, Chairman of the Treasure Cay Town committee, Mr. Eric Collie, Chairman of the Coopers Town Committee, Mr. Marcellus Roberts and Ms. Paula Morley.No Decision on Airport Terminal Town Primary School Club Donates to Coopers

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Page 2 The Abaconian August 15, 2004 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 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 At a recent strategic planning meeting sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism Ms. Angela Cleare, Director of Tourism for the Family Islands, announced that Abaco leads the Family Islands in the number of air arrivals. Tourism figures for the first six months of this year showed a increase in air arrivals in the Family Islands of 20 percent. Abacos air arrivals are up by 10 percent. The visitor satisfaction level as high. Abaco gave its visitors an excellent experience. The Ministry of Tourisms mission is to make it easier to satisfy the visitors. It appears that investors, visitors and workers are all happy. The new exit surveys on the back of immigration cards which visitors fill out on departure are providing much informationNew Committee Will Study Airport ProblemsOne recommendation that was suggested that the airport be esthetically enhanced which would not require much money. Government will commit to half the expense to beautify the area. The committee will look at what is wrong with the current airport. One of the problems is that the terminal does not have adequate capacity. At present 16 airlines have counters there. Several plans have been proposed for a new terminal but none was acceptable. The committee will consider the recommendations of a land planning group which is making island-wide recommendations for several of the Family Islands. Several problems which will be considered include the fact that two international which can be tabulated to show satisfaction as well as pinpoint problems. The problem has been that many of the visitors are not completing the survey. Signs are now up in the airport terminal and tourism officials want local staff to encourage the visitors to fill them out. Mrs. Jeritzan Outten, Director of Tourism for Abaco, spoke about tourism on Abaco. Abaco has the largest marina in the country and has the most airports on Abaco are not economically practical. No decision has been made whether there will be one or two international airports. If there is only one, the location has not been suggested. Other problems of the present site of the Marsh Harbour airport include a limited amount of land available and the fact that Civil Aviation does not know what property it actually has in the area. The vital role that the airports have cannot be understated and this is extremely important for all of Abaco. Development on our island will demand a better facility. Mr. Nairn stressed the importance of tourism to our economy. It touches all phases of our economy and everyone must understand the goals and must support tourism. We must partnership with government and must work together. We are one people all working toward a common goal.Statistics Show Increases in Tourism TourismFrom Page 1 PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSNURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Rose Bushes Mums BasketsMonday Friday 9 5 Saturday 9 3 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh HarbourOrchids Beautiful Gifts Silk Flowers Bromeliads Flowering shrubs Pet Supplies RAIN has come plant your citrus tree now Enjoy your own oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes 3 gal.& 10 gal.pots Ms. Angela Cleare, Director of Tourism for the Family Islands, spoke at the recent strategic planning meeting held at Mangoes Restaurant. She is shown here on the left discussing specific Abaco problems with Mrs. Peggy Thompson and Mr. Ron Pagliaro. Please see Tourism Page 18

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August 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANY www.damianos.com EXCEPTIONAL LISTINGS SINCE 1945 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.comHOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAYVACANT HARBOUR PROPERTY A rare property offering waterfront lot in Hope Town with 40 ft. on the water and 90 feet to Well Lane, one of the most photographed areas of the settlement. Existing heritage home on the property known as La Concha has some salvage value. Purchase includes conceptual drawings for a 3b/3b home with guest cottage. Internet Ref. #2303. $750,000. Call Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 DORROS COVE Lot #13 with dock slip and Atlantic views. Walk to Tahiti Beach. $250,000. Internet Ref. #2344. HOPE TOWN POINT SUBDVISION Lot #33 near the ocean, minutes from bayside and dock access $149,000. Internet Ref. #1876. HOPE TOWN POINT SUBDIVISION Lot #54 least expensive buildable beachfront lot on Elbow Cay -$475,000. Internet Ref. #2279LUBBERS QUARTERS JACKS 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.TILLOO CAY TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting LOTS FOR SALE 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 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 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 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TWIN DOLPHIN POINTInternet Ref. #20722 elevated waterfront homesTotal of 8 beds 7 baths, 4 kitchens, and officePrivate 80 dock with 50 T and 9 ft. draftSmall beach & sunning areaLush 1.6 acre propertyGreat rental history, turnkeyCall For PricingJane Patterson: 242-366-0569 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 HONEYMOON VILLAInternet Ref. #22912b/2b Loyalist style cottage inthe village, 50 paces from sandy North End BeachProfessionally decorated & landscapedCentral a/c, outdoor hot tub,watermaker, generator & laundry roomBuilt in 2001Excellent rental historyKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 LISTINGS WANTED: Elbow Cay Guana Cay Treasure Cay Bahama Palm Shores Lots Lubbers Quarters & Tilloo CayWe have buyers!! MARSH HARBOUR IN THE HEART OF TOWNInternet Ref. #1707Investment opportunityCommercial building1,800 sq. ft. downstairs office/shop spaceTwo upstairs 1 bed 1 bath unfurnished apartmentsCentral A/CWalk-in trafficGreat rental history$440,000Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY C-DREAMSInternet Ref. #2424Very spacious 3b/3b home with ocean view in private North End Elbow Cay5 minutes to Hope Town2 minute walk to the most beautiful beach on the islandNewly built in 2000 with vaultedceilings, central a/c & garagePRICED TO SELLKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 at $75,000. One lot left with deep water for private dock $197,500. Int. Ref. #1836. TILLOO CAY SEA TO SEA 3 3/4 acres $650,000. Int. Ref. #1884NORTH ABACO NEW EXCLUSIVE LISTING WATERFRONT Large 110 x 200 lot with partially completed 40 x 36 home. Breathtaking ocean views overlooking Ambergris Cay and Bonefish Cay. Asking $120,000. Internet Ref. #2383 NEW EXCLUSIVE LISTING WATERFRONT Large 110 x 200 residential lot. $41,000. Internet Ref. #2384MARSH HARBOUR PELICAN SHORES Beautiful 200 x 255 harbour front lot with great sea views, ideal for dockage, 1.17 acre. $850,000. Internet Ref. #1460 GREAT ABACO CLUB Canal lot #8 with unobstructed view of the Sea of Abaco. Excellent building site. $299,000. Internet Ref. #2102 ROYAL HARBOUR Private gated community close to town,walking distance to all restaurants and shops. Harbour front. Capabilities of dock installation. Asking $305,000. Internet Ref. #1432 MULTI-FAMILY Elevated property close to town in a quiet area. A great buy at $38,000. Internet Ref. #1704 GREA T CISTERN (NORTH OF MARSH HARBOUR) Quiet residential area with 15 20 homes. Ready to build 32,014 sq. ft. lot. $47,000. Internet Ref. #2353CHEROKEE SOUND NEAR WINDING BAY Private community, lots with elevations up to 100, great ocean views, and small craft accommodation and deep-sea fishing. One acre oceanfront lots offered at $610,000. Lots from $145,000. Internet Ref. #2131. Call Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 BAHAMA PALM SHORES 20 MILES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #23222 bed 2.5 bath main houseWalking distance to beachWrap around verandahsDouble glazed quality windows1 bed 1 bath furnished rental cottage20 kw Generator100 ft. x 150 ft. property Donna Darville: 242-367-5046UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA CTCT CTCT CT 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 EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE 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 (Ref. #2427)Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY BALI HAIInternet Ref. #2041Absolutely turnkeywaterfront 5,900 sq. ft. estateOverlooking Tahiti Beach4 bed 4.5 bathsOutdoor living & PoolCommercial kitchen12 seat Dining roomDock for 80 vessel & more$2,900,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE NEW EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE NEW EXCLUSIVE YELLOW WOOD YELLOW WOOD YELLOW WOOD YELLOW WOOD YELLOW WOODInternet Ref. Near the Winding Bay developmentCozy 2 bed 1 bath cottage with room for expansionSpacious 1 acre lotSandy beaches just steps awayQuiet and Peaceful communityMotivated seller$$ $$ $ 130130 130130 130 ,000,000 ,000,000 ,000 CHEROKEE AREA Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 EXCLUSIVE 15 MILES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #21221,687 sq. ft. island home 3 bedroom 2 bathroomsCarportSeaviewsOpposite sandy beachA Fixer UpperNew Reduced Price Was $120,000 Now $100,000 CASUARINA POINT Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 EXCLUSIVE UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA CTCT CTCT CT NEW EXCLUSIVE

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Page 4 The Abaconian August 15, 2004 The more you buy, the more you save.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 8 AM-5 PM NEW Cash & Carry now open.Hundreds more items. Serious savings. Get more, for less: Quarter cases & half cases now available Meat & Produce Dry goods Sodas & juice drinks Cleaning supplies & much more! Get more for less Quarter cases & half cases now available New store hours: Mon-Sat 8am to 5pm

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August 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 JEWELRY PERFUMEOMEGAWATCHESCHINA, CRYSTAL, JEWELRY, WATCHES & RESORT WEAR FOR EVERY BUDGETTreasure Cay, Abaco Mon Sat 9 5 pm Closed for lunch 12 noon 1:30 pm Tel: (242) 365-8132 Diane Solomon Manager Barefoot Elegance22 Romantic Tropical Rooms nestled upon the sand dunes.ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INN2 miles south of Hope Town, Elbow CayFine dinning with breath-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) 366-0113On their journey towards what they had hoped would be a new life of freedom in America the Cubans made a stop at Andros for about five hours due to darkness and the proximity of rocks. Then on reaching Sandy Point about three persons came ashore to purchase more fuel and to enquire how much further they had to go to reach Miami while the rest remained in the boat off shore. Somebody reported the group to the police, and immigration officials were called to the scene and took them into custody. When the Cubans realised that their hopes of reaching the United States had been dashed, some of them broke down and cried. The refugees were taken to the Port Authority facility in Marsh Harbour by immigration officials where they were detained overnight. All were in good condition as they had plenty of food and water on the boat, and they were pleased at how well they were treated during their detention here. The group was flown into Nassau the following day where they will be further detained at the Detention Centre there until it is decided by officials whether they will be allowed to enter the United States as political refuges or will have to be returned to Cuba.. Mr. Jason Roberts, Chief Councillor for South Abaco, stationed at Sandy Point, said, The experience of seeing the desperation of these people seeking freedom was for me a life changing experience. CubansFrom Page1 The Cuban refugees rested on the beach at Sandy Point while waiting to be transported to Marsh Harbour where they spent the night before continuing to Nassau.Cubans Are Asking for Political Asylum in the StatesMaria Pinder, a Cuban married to Mark Roberts of Marsh Harbour was interrupter for the Cuban Nationals who came ashore at Sandy Point. The Cubans were pleased with the way everyone treated them and are hoping that they will be allowed to go to the States as political refugees. Boat Model byHartieAlburyRoyal Harbour Village in Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0137 www.theconchpearl.com This is a beautifully made model boat, in precise scale, of a Cherokee Sound fishing smack. Smacks like this were built in Cherokee by master builder Bennie Sawyer and were sailed in Abaco until the early 50s. Smacks are no longer built here but history is kept alive by two artists, Hartie Albury and Carroll Sawyer. Their smacks are one of a kind, built to scale and finished with authentic detail. Exclusively on Abaco at Conch Pearl Galleries

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Page 6 The Abaconian August 15, 2004 Air-conditioned water front dining or Drink and dine at the popular patio bar . .Phone: Restaurant 367-2366 Marina 242-367-4255 VHF Ch 16Dinghy dock for boating patronsLunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.mDinner 6 9 p.m. Mon Sat.Bar snacks wide variety 11:30 a.m. 9 p.mPicnic Menu 8 Large variety, order 24 hours aheadEmail: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comMusic by EstinJamin Jan Jamin Jan Jamin Jan Jamin Jan Jamin Janevery Wednesday & Saturday Monthly dockage Internet access Water, electricity, phones & cable TV on dockRestaurantwith Water Front TablesMarina and BoutiqueSunday 6 9 p.m. with Special Salad Bar and Grill Menu 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 Central Abaco NewsA truck going north on Tamarind Drive in Dundas Town lost control and slammed into the wall at Ocean View Park. The post of the basketball net stopped the truck. No one was hurt. The driver was unlicensed and the vehicle was not insured. Photo by Cay Mills Mr. Jackson McIntosh is shown here pouring a drink at a fund raising event for the All Abaco Regatta held at Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour on August 2. The All Abaco Regatta will be held in the waters off Green Turtle Cay on September 23-25.Last PerformanceBy Isobel Sherman Many persons were on hand on August 11 to see a movie one last time before RND Cinemas closed its door in Marsh Harbour. On the final night, a two for one night, the movie I Robot had a good audience. It also was a good movie. Personally, I think it is sad that the only healthy entertainment outlet particularly for our young people had to close its door. Goodbye RND as the saying goes it wasgood while it lasted. Remember to Subscribe toThe Abaconian

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August 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 At Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2278snappas@msn.com Open 11 am until. . 7 days a week Happy Hour Daily 5 7:30World Famous Grilled Food & CocktailsWild Wednesday Happy Hour 5 11 Major Credit Cards acceptedNew Ambulance for Trauma OneBy Jennifer Hudson The Trauma One Ambulance service is almost at the end of a nine-year, 24/7, uninterrupted ambulance service at no cost to the public. Founder and administrator of this service, Dan Wiltfang, is planning a tenth year of operation but says, I have struggled to keep the service going this last year, so another year will be extremely difficult without financial assistance from the public we serve. This ambulance service operates solely on donations and contributions. Eighty per cent of these donations is from tourists and second home owners with only a very small amount of the approximately 300 Abaco businesses contributing. Sizeable amounts, which are the major contributors in keeping this service on the road, come from just two very generous donors. Recently, while Dan was in the United States undergoing surgery for an injury resulting from his Trauma One work, he was pondering the uncertainty of a tenth year for the service when a replacement vehicle became available, at a fraction of its true value, from people who have helped out in the past. So, with the assistance of some very generous people, a tenth year became reality. This recently acquired ambulance is a newer, heavier, more powerful vehicle with an aluminum body which will combat rust and corrosion. It will be fully equipped as a Basic Life Support Unit. If adequate funding were available, the ambulance could be upgraded with further equipment to become an Advanced Life Support vehicle and volunteers could receive the additional training and certification necessary for this very desirable upgrade. Every week sees an average of three ambuMore Central Abaco Newslance calls, each with two or three volunteer personnel on board who leave their jobs for typically three hours at a time, exposing themselves to illness, injury and infection. Dan Wiltfang would like to convey his sincere thanks to the two very generous donors from Abaco and the people in Iowa who went out of their way to make this new ambulance possible for the people of Abaco. While his father was in hospital, Jason Wiltfang, who is studying in the U.S., completed all the paperwork so he and his father Trauma One, a volunteer ambulance service in Central Abaco, has been in continual service for almost nine years. This service is dependent entirely on donations. Shown above is Dan Wiltfang on the left, founder of the service, along with some of the volunteers who faithfully assist. They are Jason Wiltfang, John Pintard, Monique Strachan and Andrew Pinder. Please see Ambulance Page 18

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Page 8 The Abaconian August 15, 2004faster and heavier planes find the uneven surface of Marsh Harbours airport a definite challenge. The Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay airports face bureaucratic obstacles as community efforts to provide relief must be approved by obscure and multiple agencies. The Treasure Cay community and the Out Island Promotion Board have offered substantial assistance for the Treasure Cay airport to coax USAir to service the north of Abaco through the winter season. However, the permit and approval process may not be completed in time to satisfy USAir for this season. Everyone realizes that we have a major problem with the existing airport an obstacle to our developing tourism market. It appears that we are going to have to live with the existing facility for some time. A few relatively minor improvements would bring some relief to the situation.The AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Isobel Sherman Contributors: Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abacos most compete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,500 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $40.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface The Editor Says . No Quick Relief for MH Airport A follow-up to our Tourism Departments long range strategic planning sessions was hosted by Mangoes Restaurant on August 11 and featured Mr. Archie Nairn, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism. He told those present of current airport plans and brought news that two decisions have been made. Within a few weeks he expects that control of the airport management and responsibility for future needs will be given to the Airport Authority which was created to oversee operations at the Nassau International Airport. Mr. Nairn felt this is a good move as the authority can operate as an antonymous body with a budget and authority to make decisions. Management of five Family Island airports will be handed over to the Airport Authority with the Marsh Harbour airport being the first one. Mr. Nairn expects Airport Authority officials will be on Abaco within a month on a fact finding trip. A contract has either been let or is under consideration related to an aircraft control facility. At this time, it will probably be a portable, ground level facility, not a conventional tower. A permanent tower is impractical at this time as government has not decided whether the present airport is to be upgraded or if a new airport should be constructed from scratch. Reading between the lines it would seem that governments current thinking is that one international airport on each island is sufficient when considering the cost of current requirements of security, staffing, aircraft control, terminal facilities for ticketing and baggage handling, passenger comfort, automobile parking, traffic flow and other issues. The days are gone when a paved runway and a terminal building off to one side were sufficient. If government chooses to start over, the question is where should go? The immediate and easy answer is in the middle. That is an easy and logical choice but what constitutes the middle of Abaco is harder to define. A surveyor can determine the middle of the Abacos land mass but that is generally not important. Accommodating people is the name of the game and the demographic middle is important. This would be the middle based on the distribution of people. That brings up the question of whether visitor arrivals for a resort or town count heavier than voters in a quiet distant town. Our large resorts, hotels and larger developments will logically explain that they generate the revenues that provide the jobs, and they must have preferred access to this choice middle location. Added to these existing reasons for an airport location are several substantial developments now under consideration one on Guana Cay and a mega development somewhere to the south. These potential developments will exert their influence if a new airport is the choice. All sorts of reasons will be presented to justify different locations. The quickest solution is to upgrade what we have but that may not be the decision. However, what we have now is what we are going to live with for several more years, and it needs help immediately if it is going to support Abacos growth. Real estate sales have been setting records which will translate to more construction. All this will bring more arrivals to a system that is grossly burdened now. Mr. Nairn announced that an ad hoc advisory committee has been recently formed to make recommendations for the Marsh Harbour airport. It was interesting to note that no one from Abaco was mentioned as being on the committee. This new committee will wait to get the recommendations of a land planning study by a foreign company that government has hired. Abaco will be the third island being studied. This would appear to put any serious consideration of airport plans some time in the distant future, whether at the present location or a new site. Mr. Nairns only suggestion was for the business community to partner with government to landscape the area a suggestion that received a muted response. Presently, passengers boarding the 50 60 seat aircraft in Marsh Harbour are screened and go outside the terminal to await the aircrafts arrival. There is nowhere to sit and no shade so they stand in the sun for 30 45 minutes waiting for the plane to come and the arriving passengers to disembark. The procedure is most uncomfortable in either sunny or rainy weather. It is a wonder that our visitors return after experiencing this treatment Benches and a simple roof structure would improve the comfort level. Benches and another simple roof on the street side would help with overflow as passengers who check in with one of the 14 air carriers using the small terminal. Marsh Harbour is said to be the countrys second busiest airport in terms of aircraft activity. This activity takes place on a runway with no taxi strip which would allow a plane to get in position, leaving the runway clear. The runway is actually taken out of service while each aircraft uses it to taxi into position or to leave the runway after landing. A taxi way would allow planes to take off or land while others were getting into position for take-off or to clear the runway on landing. Pilots find that the rough and uneven runway gives their landing gear a workout. Several of the private jets arriving for the recent fishing tournaments in Marsh Harbour chose to land on Treasure Cays smoother runway and take the 30 minute drive to Marsh Harbour. The Passengers are cleared to embark on the larger airplanes at the Marsh Harbour airport well before their plane lands to allow time for the ticket agents and security staff to do all their work. However, this means that the passengers can be out in the sun (or rain) for 45 minutes waiting until the plane lands and disembarks the incoming passengers. This is an unacceptable way of treating our visitors.

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August 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 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 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday 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 Police Boat SinksBy Portia Jonsson After the torrential rainstorm nearing sundown on August 6th, the Abaco Police have found themselves without a patrol boat. The 36foot Manta, a confiscated drug boat from Nassau, filled up with rainwater and sank right across the street from the Police Station. According to Insp. Godfrey Ferguson, the boats hull was acquired earlier this year. It was then refurbished and restored here on Abaco, thanks to the generous donations and support of persons in the community. With the help of Yamaha, Mr. Kenny Long, police officers and other concerned citizens they were able to get the boat out of the water. Insp. Ferguson is certain the boat can be restored but not sure if the engines can be salvaged. All the boats electronics and wiring were destroyed and the marine radios and GPS were lost. He estimates the restoration of the boat, outfitted with three engines, to cost $ 56,000. It is hoped that the business community and citizens would come forward once again and contribute, replied Insp. Ferguson when asked who will fund this restoration. He pointed out that the vessels used in Nassau are new and given to the Police Force by the United States but the vessels in the Family Islands including Grand Bahama are confiscated vessels. He further added that because of Abacos size and area, the Police could easily use two boats. A much needed smaller boat would be able to go to areas where the water is shallow. This would allow the Police to be more efficient on the backside of Abaco. Terrential rain sank the Police boat in front of the Police Station in Marsh Harbour on August 6. The boat will require quite a bit of work to get it back into service. More Central Abaco NewsA Quiet, Secluded Corner inTreasure CayHave a Boat?Tie Up & Step Ashore! A Slip comes Free With a Villa RentalA family owned propertyLuxury 2bdrm. villas on private waterfront property. Furnished with central air & 2 full baths. Deep water docks with gazebos Daily Weekly Monthly Compare Our Rates!www.brigantinebayvillas.comRentals: (850) 492 Villas: (242) 365Email: bbvbahamas@aol.com Security Breach at Marsh Harbour International AirportBy Jennifer Hudson July 1st 2004 was the date by which increased security was to have been in effect at all ports of entry in The Bahamas. Strict new security measures were put into place at the Marsh Harbour Port Authority facility but one is left to wonder what, if any, additional security was put into place at Marsh Harbour International Airport. On August 4th there was a serious breach of security at the airport when a visitor walked through unlocked doors between two airline counters onto the runway and began beating on a Gulf Stream jet airplane with a fire extinguisher. The story began when taxi driver, Ms. Russell, drove the visitor as requested to the Treasure Cay airport. Once there he then asked Ms. Russell to take him instead to the Marsh Harbour airport. On arrival at the Marsh Harbour airport the visitor left the taxicab without paying and entered the terminal carrying only a book and a ticket; he had no baggage. He then exited to the runway through the unattended door and attempted to board a Gulf Stream jet while brandishing a fire extinguisher. Police arrived, subdued the man and took him into custody. He was later turned over to US authorities.

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By Jennifer Hudson June is bustin out all over, All over the meadow and the hill, begins the song from Rodgers and Hammersteins well loved musical, Carousel and it is a song which comes to my mind every time I drive alongside the pine forests these days. The pine forests certainly are bustin out all over! After the terrible fires which raged over such a widespread area of Abaco just a couple of months ago, the landscape underwent a dramatic transformation from the lush green colours of summer to a brown scene reminiscent of autumn (or fall) in the more northern climates. However, wonderful new growth has sprouted quickly from the shrubs in the undergrowth and the new young ferns are looking glorious in their vibrant emerald green mantle. I feel that it is well worth a drive to observe the refreshing beauty of this new growth. Fire stimulates flowering and regeneration by seeds of many species and all these new plants improve the food sources for wild life as they return to the ecosystem. The pine trees, too, are beginning to recover and new growth is sprouting from the buds at the tops of the trees. Mature Caribbean Pine are well adapted to fire and, fortunately, are rarely killed by the flames. Several characteristics of the species protect them such as thick protective bark that insulates the trees and high open branches that allow heat dispersal. Long needles enclose the young growing buds and protect them from burning so that new growth sprouts quickly. Juvenile pines are not as resistant as older trees and sadly are often killed but re-seeding takes place rapidly around the base of the adult trees. We hate to see the pine forests burn but low intensity fires act as a cleansing system for the pine forest. Hardwood trees have thin bark which offers little protection fromAbaco Hopes to Receive Extra Police Support SoonBy Jennifer Hudson Inspector Russell is looking in the very near future to deploy extra police officers throughout Abaco. These islands continue to grow, he said, and the population now stands at just under 15,000. There has been a large increase in both tourism and business development but unfortunately, with increased development, there comes an increase in crime. Presently, there are 42 regular police officers and a few reserve officers but Inspector Russell would like to see another 100 officers stationed here. Walkers Cay, Grand Cay and Moores Island each has one resident police officer but presently there are no officers stationed on Guana Cay, Scotland Cay, Spanish Cay or Great Sail Cay. The new officers, stated Inspector Russell, are likely to come from a pool of recruits who recently graduated in Freeport.Pine Forests Begin Their Recoveryfire. Small trees and shrubs may be killed outright or die back to the roots, thus clearing the land and making room for the Caribbean Pine to receive enough sunlight. The ashes from the fire add nutrients to the soil, improving growth of native plants and the newly burned land is quickly re-colonised by ferns, grasses, orchids and other wild flowers as we are now seeing. However, if fire occurs too often, it can be detrimental to the forest as areas of coppice do not have time to recover between fires. Random fires set by people can be extremely harmful, especially during the winter months when rainfall is low. The Caribbean Pine (Pinus Caribea var. bahamensis) is endemic to the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. It is slow growing on Abaco. The lumber is useful for wood products and rich in turpentine and resins. Historically, it was an important commercial tree in the Bahamas and commercial harvesting took place on Abaco as early as 1905 with the advent of the Abaco Lumber Company which operated here until the mill was moved to Grand Bahama in 1943 and harvesting continued there until 1959. The operation was sold to Owens Illinois of The Bahamas and later moved back to Abaco When driving by any of these recently burned areas, why not look closely and observe the wonder of the cycle and rebirth of the pine forest. Forest fires have become a real problem when they threaten improved property. However, they are necessary for the long-term health of the forests. Smoke from this fire closed the Marsh Harbour airport for several hours. Hints for Helping Our Environment Friends of the Environment PresentsPlant native species They resist disease They require less fertilizers They are adapted to our rainfall pattern They protect our beaches from erosion

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Page 14 The Abaconian August 15, 2004 TREASURE CAY SHOPPING CENTRE,ABACO (242) 365-8350 FAX:(242) 365-8352 OPEN MON-SAT 8AM 6PM AND SUN 9AM-1PMCome visit our newly renovated store. More products.Great service. More from our store. A BRAND NEW LOOK Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. JacksonvilleRegardless 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 Jacksonville Farewell to Youth WorkerBy Jennifer Hudson A large congregation of well wishers gathered at St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town on July 18th to bid a fond farewell to Garrett Kemble, who has been a youth worker stationed at the Mission House there for the past year. Garrett, whose home is in North Carolina, spent a year working with young people in Abaco before leaving for university in the fall to study for a degree in history. It is his desire after graduation to enter into some aspect of the Christian ministry. Garrett worked with the young people of St. Andrews Church in Dundas Town and the Epworth Chapel in Cherokee in addition to those of St. James in Hope Town. He established a strong bond with these young people through his leadership and various activities such as church lock-ins and group trips, one of which was to a youth rally at his home church in North Carolina. Many of these young people wrote moving poems to him which they read during his farewell service. Garrett was also an accomplished musician and gave guitar lessons to several of the young people. Rev. Carla Culmer, Pastor of the three Methodist Churches in which Garrett ministered, led the service and preached a very meaningful sermon encouraging him in his ministry and urging him to always be himself. Each of the three Methodist churches in which Garrett served presented him with a monetary gift to assist him with his studies. Light refreshments were served at a reception following the service to afford everyone an opportunity to speak with Garrett. A beach picnic was held on July 25th for the young people to say goodbye to their leader. A new youth worker is scheduled to arrive from Alabama on September 1st.Special Confirmation Service HeldBy Jennifer Hudson August 1st was both a sad day and a happy day for the Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church in Marsh Harbour. Sad because it was the last service Rev. David Stapleton would be leading before returning once more to his home in Norfolk, England. He has spent the last four months here, once again serving the church and volunteering his services at the Every Child Counts School. He will be greatly missed by both the church and the school. However, it was also a time for celebration as four young people were confirmed into the faith. Many friends and relatives of the young candidates swelled the congregation for this special service and some members and elders from the sister church, St. Andrews Presbyterian Kirk in Nassau traveled to Marsh Harbour for the occasion. Tara Key and Celisha Russell received the Sacrament of Baptism and then they, along with Jason Evans and Stephan Johnson were confirmed into the faith in a very moving service which was interspersed with several songs of dedication by the choir. This group of teenage candidates had been meeting over the past several months with Rev. Stapleton in a group called Koinonia for teaching, discussion and preparation. At the close of the service each new young member was offered the right hand of fellowship by the entire congregation. A joyful reception was held after the service at the home of Bill and Kathy Schweizer to say goodbye Rev. Stapleton and welcome the newest members of the Kirk of the Pines. Church NewsThe Kirk of the Pines held is first confirmation service on August 1. The young people who were confirmed were Jason Evans, Tara Key, Celisha Russell and Stephan Johnson. The service was also the last service for the minister, Rev. David Stapleton, who returned to his home in England. The newly elected President and Vice President of the Abaco Christian Council, Pastor Steven Knowles, right, and Bishop Clifford Henfield, left, paid a courtesy call on Chief Councillor Cay Mills. Pastor Knowles assured Mr. Mills that the Christian Council will work with Local Government in any area where there is a need. Some of the areas the Council is interested in developing include positive activities for the youth and helping in the areas of drugs, domestic violence and other social issues.

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August 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 Restaurant Music NightlyThe Impact BandFriday Saturday SundayJammin Jan ThursdayD J Clement Monday Ribs, chick Ribs, chick Ribs, chick Ribs, chick Ribs, chick en, fish BBQ en, fish BBQ en, fish BBQ en, fish BBQ en, fish BBQ Sat night 6 10 pmChickChick ChickChick Chick en Souse & Stew en Souse & Stew en Souse & Stew en Souse & Stew en Souse & Stew ed fished fish ed fished fish ed 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 pmCollege Fair Is ScheduledBy Isobel Sherman Plans are in full swing for Abaco Central High Schools College Fair which will be held on November 16 at New Vision Ministries. Over 70 colleges, universities, and technical and vocational schools have been invited to participate. Already ten schools have indicated they will be participating. Coming this year for the first time will be Savannah School of Art and Design, St. Marys University, Methodist College in North Carolina and Greensboro College.New Preschool Will OpenBy Isobel Sherman Teaching Children To Achieve Nursery and Preschool will be opening at Friendship Church School on September 6. Operated by Mrs. Marie Morley, the preschool will be following the A Beka Curriculum. Mrs. Morley will have a staff of trained preschool teachers and aids headed by Marie Rose. Persons wanting more information can contact Mrs. Morley at 367-2734 or 367-2554.Abaco Central HighReminders to Parents By Isobel Sherman All new students to Abaco Central High School should report to the school in full uniform on September 6 for orientation. Returning students will report in full uniform on September 7 and all students will report on September 8. Mrs. Nadeen Beneby, Senior Mistress, reminds parents who either have not picked up their childs report card or owe outstanding fees from the last school year to attend to these by September 1. Students who have outstanding fees or whose report card have not been picked up will not be allowed in school on September 6. The high school office is open on Monday Friday from 9-12. Students, be reminded that female students are not allowed extensions or weaves. No different colour of hair will be allowed. For male students no plaits Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas School Newsor Afros and hair should cut neatly and low. The rules for the girls hair were changed because the length of the extensions and weaves was previously too long. BEC will begin tree trimming to protect power lines. BEC cuts and trims for maximum protection to the electric lines during storm conditions. Please report any threatening trees or branches you are concerned about. Property owners are advised to trim their own trees if they have special trimming requirements. Be careful power lines are dangerous. BEC will offer assistance on request. Call our emergency numbers for assistance or to report problems.Phone 367-2727 367-2846 367-4667

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Page 16 The Abaconian August 15, 2004Related TipsShould a hurricane strike, with full cooperation from the public, BEC is confident of its ability to restore services promptly. Below are tips that should be taken seriously, in the event of passage of a hurricane: 1. Remove Television Antenna With extreme Care.Strong winds may cause it to come into contact with powerlines, and this can result in death or very serious injuries.2: Disconnect all electrical equipment in your house with the exception of a small lamp to alert you when the power is restored.3. Beware of fallen wires, particularly if they have fallen in puddles of water. Stay away from such puddles of water. Do not touch fallen or over-hanging wires of any kind under any circumstances. This could result in serious injuries. Report all downed lines. 4. Do not touch a tree or any object which is in contact with power lines, including trees.5. Please call the emergency telephone numbers or the police emergency numbers immediately to report a fire, sparking power lines or other life threatening situations. Otherwise, do not call BECs emergency numbers. Instead, listen to one of your local radio stations. 6. Do not touch a downed power line. If you see one, please report it to the Bahamas Electricity Corporations Emergency Department, phone 367-2727.7. If you need to dismantle a building that has an existing power supply, please contact BEC first.8. Do not atempt to cut trees which may have blown onto or near to power lines. Contact BEC to assist. Also, do not attempt to pick fruit from such trees, especially when they are wet. BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION, ABACOHURRICHURRIC HURRICHURRIC HURRIC ANEANE ANEANE ANE BEC Emergency numbers367-2727 367-2846 367-4667 Under storm conditions BEC will stand by on VHF radio Channel 16 Stay away from trees which are in contact with power lines. Bring these to our attention immediately. If you experience any unusual electrical conditions during a storm (unusual bright or dim lights, or fluctuating power) turn off appliances and electronic devices until normal service is restored. Turn off your main switch if storm conditions cause flooding inside your house. Stay out of water which may be in contact with electricity. During storm conditions BEC will endeavour to maintain the electricity supply for as long as possible. However, our main consideration is the protection of human life and the preservation of our operating plant.Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAILBy Portia Jonsson The summer holiday is nearing an end for hundreds of Abaco children and I am sure they would all like to make the upcoming school year a success. To help them succeed in school, parents need to be involved in their childrens learning. It is important to be involved early, and it is important to stay involved. Learning the skills for success takes place at home as well as at school. What does being involved in your childs education mean? There are many simple but amazingly productive techniques that influence your childs performance and behaviour at school and home. How many of the following statements are reflective of your involvement with your childs past academic experience? I know how much homework my child has each night. I review homework and check papers daily. I attend PTA and school board meetings. I spend one-on-one time with my child. I provide globes, dictionaries and other reference material at home. I attend extra-curricular activities. I meet with my childs teacher regularly. I make sure my child has a nutritious breakfast each day. I make sure my child gets enough sleep and daily exercise. I frequently praise my child for effort as well as achievement. If you answered yes to the majority of the statements above, congratulations! You are helping to give your child the A+ advantage. If you answered no to more than half, reconsider those areas and try to make improvements for your childs benefit. Whether your child is just starting kindergarten, entering the final year of high school or is somewhere in between, there are many good reasons and opportunities for you to volunteer at school. Its a great way to show your child that you take an interest in his or her education, and it sends a positive message that you consider school a worthwhile cause. Many schools now have to raise their own funds for activities and supplies that would once have been considered basic necessities. Parent volunteers are essential in helping to organize and chaperone these fund raising events as well as participate in other school activities. The school isnt the only one to reap the benefits of your involvement. By offering some of your time to the school and by interacting with teachers, administrators, and other parents on a regular basis, you can Congratulations to Ansano FlowersThe only student in Palm Beach County to have a perfect level 6 score on the FCAT exam. From Ruth, Oeisha, Jason, Destinee, Ernest & Margaret Parental Involvement Contributes to Childs Success in Schoolgain a first-hand understanding of you childs daily activities and some insight into the trends and fads of school life that will help you communicate with you child as he or she grows and changes. Even if you havent been involved in the past, its never too late to start; in fact, it may be more important than ever to get involved when you child reaches secondary school Children need and want their families to be involved in their lives. Looking to the future, employers will want employees who are willing to take on responsibility, learn new skills and effectively communicate with their co-workers. Helping our children be successful in school today can improve their success in the world of work tomorrow. Buckle Up... Its The Law! MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO

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August 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17Hope Town School Will Add Pre-SchoolBy Candace Key Officials from the Ministry of Education met with Hope Town School Principal, Mrs. Candance Key, to inspect the School and plan for the proposed pre-school. It was decided that the existing Learning Center will be used for the pre-school, but it will require the addition of bathrooms, an enclosed kitchen facility and a fenced play area with playground equipment. Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Mr. Creswell Stirrup, along with Senior Building Maintenance Supervisor, Mr. Daniel Robinson, Ministry of Works engineer, Mr. Belville Edwards and Abaco Curriculum Supervisor, Ms. Felamease Sawyer, talked with the schools PTA president, Mrs. Jane Patterson, and PTA member Mr. Steve Sweeting to propose a partnership arrangement. Everyone agreed to the idea as Hope Town School has enjoyed success with this type of venture in the past. The Ministry will bear most of the financial burden but the school will enlist parents and community members to be responsible for some areas of this exciting project. The 110-year old historic building has withstood many hurricanes and its enrolment of students is steadily growing. In order to accommodate the growth, it was decided to build an additional area for a principals office and storage. A few days following the visit of Mr. Stirrup, Mrs. Agatha Archer, Preschool Director for the Ministry of Education, also viewed the proposed area for the pre-school. She met with Principal Key to further plan for this much anticipated addition to the school. It is hoped that with the communitys partnership, the new preschool will be up and running by January 2005. The Ministry wishes to hire a teacher immediately to prepare for the opening. Interested, qualified teachers should contact Mrs. Key at 366-0059 or 3660279 for further information about the position. Further joint meetings will be held to finalize plans with the proposed start of construction time in September and completion time of January. News of the CaysThe community of Hope Town works in partnership with the government to improve their school. Volunteers will be doing much of the work to create a proper location for a preschool which will hopefully open in January 2005. Government will provide the funding. Meetings with school staff, PTA members and Ministry of Education officials are working out the details. Shown above are parent Steve Sweeting, Mr. Creswell Stirrup, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Ms. Felamease Sawyer, Curruculum Director for Abaco, Mr. Belville Edwards, Ministry of Works Engineer, and Mr. Daniel Robinson, Building Maintenance Supervisor. Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W September 2004 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EDT) 2 (EDT) 3 (EDT) 4 (EDT) 5 (EDT) 6 (EDT) 7 (EDT) 8 (EDT) 9 (EDT) 10 (EDT) 11 (EDT) 12 (EDT) 13 (EDT) 14 (EDT) 15 (EDT) 16 (EDT) 17 (EDT) 18 (EDT) 19 (EDT) 20 (EDT) 21 (EDT) 22 (EDT) 23 (EDT) 24 (EDT) 25 (EDT) 26 (EDT) 27 (EDT) 28 (EDT) 29 (EDT) 30 (EDT) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 4:28a 0.0 10:41a 3.3 4:57p 0.1 10:59p 3.0 5:07a 0.1 11:24a 3.2 5:44p 0.2 11:41p 2.8 5:46a 0.2 12:08p 3.2 6:32p 0.4 12:24a 2.6 6:26a 0.4 12:52p 3.0 7:21p 0.6 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 1:08a 2.5 7:09a 0.6 1:39p 2.9 8:14p 0.8 1:57a 2.3 7:56a 0.7 2:32p 2.8 9:12p 0.9 2:53a 2.2 8:51a 0.8 3:31p 2.7 10:13p 0.9 3:54a 2.2 9:52a 0.9 4:31p 2.8 11:11p 0.9 4:56a 2.3 10:53a 0.8 5:28p 2.8 12:03a 0.8 5:53a 2.4 11:50a 0.8 6:18p 2.9 12:48a 0.7 6:42a 2.6 12:42p 0.7 7:02p 3.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 1:28a 0.6 7:27a 2.8 1:29p 0.6 7:43p 3.1 2:05a 0.4 8:07a 3.0 2:13p 0.5 8:22p 3.2 2:40a 0.3 8:46a 3.1 2:56p 0.4 9:01p 3.2 3:14a 0.3 9:24a 3.3 3:38p 0.3 9:40p 3.2 3:50a 0.2 10:03a 3.4 4:22p 0.3 10:20p 3.1 4:27a 0.2 10:44a 3.4 5:08p 0.3 11:03p 3.0 5:07a 0.2 11:28a 3.4 5:57p 0.4 11:49p 2.8 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:51a 0.3 12:18p 3.4 6:53p 0.5 12:41a 2.7 6:42a 0.4 1:14p 3.3 7:55p 0.6 1:42a 2.5 7:42a 0.5 2:19p 3.2 9:05p 0.7 2:52a 2.4 8:52a 0.5 3:32p 3.1 10:16p 0.6 4:06a 2.5 10:08a 0.5 4:44p 3.1 11:22p 0.5 5:18a 2.6 11:21a 0.4 5:50p 3.2 12:19a 0.4 6:21a 2.8 12:26p 0.3 6:48p 3.2 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 1:10a 0.2 7:15a 3.1 1:24p 0.2 7:39p 3.3 1:55a 0.1 8:04a 3.2 2:16p 0.1 8:25p 3.2 2:36a 0.1 8:49a 3.4 3:04p 0.1 9:09p 3.2 3:16a 0.1 9:32a 3.4 3:50p 0.1 9:49p 3.1 3:53a 0.1 10:12a 3.4 4:33p 0.2 10:29p 2.9 Monthly High & Low High September 17, 10:44a 3.4 ft Low September 28, 2:36a 0.1 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows by Nobeltec Corporation. (503) 579-1414 www.tides.com 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 ChannelSeptember 2004 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats

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Page 18 The Abaconian August 15, 2004Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties34 hse + 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties30 + 365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana 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 Inn22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key43 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 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 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 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.fishing tournaments. It came out that Abaco contributed $30 million to the treasury last year from customs duties. It may be that Abaco contributes close to $100 million when considering all other taxes. Mrs. Outten would like to see the cruise passengers on the Disney cruise ships be exposed to more Bahamian culture. Six thousand passengers visit weekly but they all stay on Castaway Cay, eight miles from Sandy Point. Mrs. Outten mentioned that she feels that taxi fares are very high. TourismFrom Page 2 could drive the vehicle to West Palm Beach to be shipped. The bottom line, said Dan, is that although we now have a fully loaded, more up-to-date ambulance on Abaco, the Trauma One Service, which is of vital importance to the people of Abaco, is suffering financially and will be unable to continue unless it receives the full support of the whole community which it serves. AmbulanceFrom Page 7All About TownBy Isobel ShermanVicious Dog AttackIn Nassau this past week two boys ages 6 and 10 were in a neighbors yard with his permission when two pit bulls from another yard viciously attack them. Both boys required surgery as there were gouges out of their legs. Another neighbor fought off the dogs to save the boys lives. Now all of the talk shows in Nassau are asking for tighter controls on vicious dogs particularly pit bulls. Any dog, no matter what the breed, can bite but some breeds have a higher propensity to be dangerous and vicious. The pit bull is one of these. I am told the red nose pit bulls are especially dangerous. We have many pit bulls on Abaco. According to Molly Roberts of Abaco Animals Require Kindness, Abaco has a growing population of pit cakes which results when a pit bull is mated with a potcake. Owning a dog or any other animal is a responsibility. I do not understand the fascination with the pit bull except to say that their potential violence must appeal to some persons for reasons I cannot fathom. However, if these dogs are here, they need to be controlled. By that I mean they need to be behind a fence or restrained. Maybe with this latest incidence in Nassau legislation will be forthcoming. In the meantime we need to be on guard when we see a pit bull on the loose.Is the Economy Slow?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. BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!

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August 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 Dive Shops Marsh HarbourDive Abaco...................................367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures................367-2963Hope TownFroggies...................................... 366-0431Treasure CayTreasure Divers............................365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures.............365-8111Green Turtle CayBrendals Dive Center...................365-4411 Guana Cay Dive Guana...........365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............365-6013 Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4656 Donnies Boat Rentalss.....................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cass Carts........................................365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless noted Albury s Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 (M-F) 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm2 4 5:45 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 (M-Sat)1:30 pm 3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45 am10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 (min $40) Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 pmFare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $10 / $15 Children $5 / $8 Workmans special Mondays thru Fridays from Union Jack Dock Green T urtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) Round trip $12 Extra to some destinations Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for time Pinder s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLeans Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $40 one way $80 round trip Children half fare For information call Grand Bahama 353-3093 or Abaco 365-2356 Bus serves Freeport and McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Between Nassau & Sandy Point under 4 Hr.Friday & Sunday Lv Nassau 3:30 pm Lv Sandy Point 8 pm Adult fare $90 RT, $50 OW Call for rates on cars, trucks and cargo Call Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Islander Express public bus service between Marsh Harbour & Sandy Point For information call 366-4444 or 457-9958 Sandy Point Patrick Roberts .... 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ....... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ..... 366-4175 Links Adderly ....... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ..... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder ....... 366-2163 Jay Sawyer ......... 367-3941 Justin Sands ....... 367-3526 Terrance Davis .... 367-4464 Danny Sawyer ..... 367-3577 Man-O-War David Albury ........ 365-6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ...............366-2107 Junior Albury ............366-3058 Randy Sawyer .........366-2284 Hope Town Maitland Lowe .........366-0133 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh Pope McKenzie .......477-5894 Orthnell Russell .......365-0125 Alexander Rolle .......365-0120 Edward Rolle ...........365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer. .......365-4070 Jeff Survance ...........365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ...........365-4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Ginos ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Ginos ...............................$.............367-2002 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mackerals..........................................367-5932 Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Club Soliel.........................................366-0253 Harbours Edge..............$$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudys Place.................$$$.........366-0062 Sea Spray.......................$$ .........366-0065 Man-O-War Pavilion .............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................365-5175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Travellers Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Lauras Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant......$.............365-4625 New Plymouth Inn........$$$.............365-4161 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Roosters Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js...............................$.............366-4020 Nancys............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge..................366-4477 Everyone reads The AbaconianAbaco Chamber of Commerce367-5822 Fax 367-5823 abacochamber@abacoinet.com Area code 242 unless listed Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay Marina 75....F....353-1252 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............45......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes...................29 ......F....367-2366 Port of Call................24......F....367-2287 Abaco Yacht Haven....7..............367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................50......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats from U.S. can clear Customs at Walkers Cay, Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Kayak Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour.. 367-5358 Birding Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour..367-5358 Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour .......... 367-2936 Evening dinner cruise Dive Abaco Marsh H.367-2787 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0024 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0431 Air Lines Serving AbacoAir Florida Ft. Lauderdale .................................. 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale .............................. 367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau & W. Palm Beach ............. 367-2095 Bimini Island Air Ft Lauderdale .................. 954-938-8991 Calypso AirFt Laud & W Palm Bch ..............954-3594191 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ........................ 367-3415 Fla Coastal Airlines Vero B & Ft Lauderdale..... 367-0179 Island Express Ft Lauderdale ........................... 357-6684 Majors Air Service Freeport ............................... 367-4826 Southern Air Nassau .......................................... 367-2498 Twin Air Fort Lauderdale .................................... 365-8677 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch ...................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ............... 367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ..................... 954-359-0292 Local charter companies serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air .............................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-2089Please bring errors, omissions or corrections to our attention Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ...........$12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Govt dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyers Market..........$10 + $2 Govt Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house ...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house..................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City ..............................................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay ............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores.........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point ........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wallys & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................ $ 3 each Golden Harvest ........................................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Govt dock ........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance.....................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free Uncaged pets as people Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf boards $3.00 ea. Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star or Moxy................ $14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors ..................................$10 + $5 Sand Banks ..........................................................$20 + $5 Joes Creek ..........................................................$35 + $5 Black Wood ..........................................................$14 + $5 Fire Road .............................................................$25 + $5 Coopers T own.....................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour .....................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay .............................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope ......................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town ..............................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven ..........................$65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round T rip.................................. $85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour ....................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joes Cr eek......................................... $25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ..........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..................................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks ................................................... $7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 Waiting Time $12 Per Hour Emergency ServicesAmbulance Marsh Harbour Trauma One367-2911 Police Marsh Harbour367-2560 Fire Marsh Harbour367-2000 Fire Dundas Town367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope TownVHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay365-4133 Fire Man-O-War365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areasMarine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500, Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana 365-5178, Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town.........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay.....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town...............366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point.............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town.................................Rev 15Jul04

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VOLUME 12, NUMBER 16, AUGUST 15th, 2004Summers Third Goombay ReturnsHundreds were drawn to the Goombay Festival held at Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour on August 13. These displays of Bahamian culture are popular with visitors and residents alike. Booths provide a variety of Bahamian food and crafts. Straw work is displayed. The Rotary Club of Abaco organizes the bar for Tourism. Conch salad is made at one booth while at another partygoers can have their hair braided. This The New Wave Dancers are regular entertainers at the Goombay Festivals held during the summer on Abaco. The group comes over from Freeport and performs a variety of dances, each with elaborate costumes. The encourage audience participation and have a great rapport with the crowds. Everyone gets involved and enjoys the Bahamian beat of the music provided by DJ Antonio. The Ministry of Tourism organizes the Goombay Festivies each summer to give our visitors an experience of Bahamian culture. This year Goombay was held on four Friday nights. Later in the evening the Spring City Rockers Junkanoo group rushes to the beat of the cowbells and goat skin drums.Basketball Clinic Teaches Skills Administrator Knowles Leaves Farmers Study Banana DiseasesFarmers of Abaco had a one-day workshop to learn more about the two fungal diseases which are affecting banana plants here on Abaco as well as worldwide. Shown above are the two presenters, Mr. Everton Ambrose and Mr. Christopher Lubin, both from St. Lucia. They explained the system of spraying fungicides to keep the diseases under control. The workshop was sponsored by the Department of Agriculture and an international organization to assist farmers. Dont Miss the LastSummer Goombay FestivalAugust 27 Goombay Park, Marsh HarbourA going-away party was held in Coopers Town on August 16 to say farewell to Administrator Gary Knowles, who has been transferred to Fresh Creek, Andros. Taking his place will be Administrator Donald Cash, who has come to North Abaco from South Abaco. Shown above are four administrators, Mr. Roderick Bowe, who is posted in Sandy Point to take care of government matters of the South Abaco District and the Moores Island District, Mr. Alexander Williams, Sr. Administrator for the Central Abaco District and the Hope Town District, Mr. Cash and Mr. Knowles. Mr. Williams will be leaving Abaco shortly for Freeport. Eighteen banana farmers were given a hands-on lesson for identifying and suppressing the Black Sigatoka and Yellow Sigatoka disease which is decimating dessert banana crops worldwide. The workshop was organized by the Department of Agriculture and the Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). The IICA is an organization supported by all the countries of the Western Hemisphere and assists farmers and governments with problems by providing consultants and hands-on advice. Its representatives were on Abaco to discuss the major problem which is plaguing countries around the world which produce bananas. Bananas are the fourth most important food crop after wheat, corn and rice. The bananas which are a staple food in many countries are plantains and other vegetable-like fruit, not the sweet Please see Bananas Page 14 Please seeGoombay Page 17 A two-week basketball clinic was recently concluded in Dundas Town for younsters of Central Abaco. It gave the young people hands-on pointers to improve their techniques. Coaches from Grand Bahama were augmented by local volunteers.

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Page 2 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004 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 Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250 K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Repairs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury, Owner/Manager A Man Wearing Four HatsBy Jennifer Hudson Malcolm Spicer has four great loves: his wife, computers, soccer and darts. Born in England he did not take up the game of darts until he was posted as a teacher on Eleuthera, It was then that he got hooked on darts. In the administration of the dart world he has risen high. Currently he is holding four offices in different darts associations. On Abaco he is the Secretary of the Abaco Darts Association. He is President of the Bahamas Dart Association and Secretary General of Caribbean Darts Association. Finally, he has just begun his second two-year term as President of the World Darts Federation of Americas. The countries belonging to the World Darts Federation of Americas are United Sates, Canada, Bahamas, Bermuda, Turks and Calicos, Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Puerto Rico, Antigua and Belize. Mr. Spicer just returned from Fort Lauderdale where the second Americas Cup Tournament was held. As President Malcolm is responsible for all World Darts Federation business on this side of the world. Malcolm loves doing all of the work of each office he holds. He has been President of the Bahamas Dart Association for Sports News Please see Sports Page 13 15 years and admits this office takes up most of his time compared to the other offices he holds. Mr. Spicer is proud that he as a Bahamian holds such a high position in a world sporting organization. On Abaco as Secretary General the summer league has just begun. There are six dart teams on Abaco and they play at D&R Sports Bar or at Russells Sports Bar. The Bahamas Dart team has just finished second in the Caribbean Cup. No member of the team was from Abaco but Donald Burrows was the team manager. A fan of the soccer team, Manchester United in the United Kingdom, Mr. Spicer is also President of the Abaco Football League, which he is hoping will be able to resume playing this fall. There are four teams in the league, two from Marsh Harbour and two from Treasure Cay. The Abacom United Team was Bahamian Champions in 2000 and runner up in 2001. They did not play in 2003/04 due the playing filed being damaged by the carnival. Mr. Spicer is hoping that the field can be fixed for the upcoming soccer season.Basketball FeverBy Isobel Sherman The Abaco Basketball Association in conjunction with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture sponsored a Youth Basketball Fever, a two-week basketball clinic. The clinic was open to all boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 18.and was held at Ocean View Park in Dundas Town. Coach Norris Bain, coach of the Tabernacle Baptist High School Basketball Team in Freeport, conducted the clinic. Abacos Cordell Delancy assisted Coach Bain. The camp began on August 5th, delayed two days due to rainy weather. There were two sessions, ages 6-12 from 9-1 p.m. and ages 13-18 from 6 p.m. 8:30 p.m. After each evening session there was a short basketball game. Mr. Cay Mills, President of the Abaco Basketball Association, was responsible for the organization of the clinic.Body Builder WinsVerteran bodybuilder Arthur Elden competed in three competitions over a six-week period, the first in Freeport, Grand Bahama, the second in Nassau and the third in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The following are the results: Northern Bahamas Championship in Freeport on July 2, Masters Over 40 first place, Open Middleweight second place; Bahamas National Championship in Nassau on July 31Masters over 50 first place, Open Middleweight third place; Southern States Championship in Fort Lauderdale Masters Over 60, Middleweight first place. There was plenty of action during the basketball clinic held at Ocean View Park for the young people of Central Abaco. After learning skills, they practiced in short games which they all enjoyed playing. 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

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August 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 B More Sports News SportsFrom Page 12 Coach Norris Bain worked with the young people individually, teaching them the skills needed to play basketball competitively. The clinic was mostly drills, exercizes and ball handling techniques. They had short competitions and the event closed with several games. A basketball clinic was held for the youth of Central Abaco the first two weeks of August under the direction of a coach from Freeport. He was assisted by several from here. Rainy weather proved to be a problem but the youth learned many basics of the game. The younger students were instructed in the mornings while the older ones practiced at night.Hard Knox Competes in FloridaOn June 26 Marsh Harbours Hard Knox Vale Tudo team competed in the annual NAGA Pro Am competition in Fort Lauderdale. This is a submission wrestling competition in which some of the best submission artists in the world compete. There were teams there from Brazil, Russia, Venezuela, Canada and from all over the United States. The Abaco team consisted of instructor Jake Stortenbecker, who competed in the professional division but was unfortunately injured and could not continue competing, Charles Darville, who fought hard and placed 4th in two divisions, Thomas Key, who represented Abaco, Austin Koepp, who brought back a third place medal, and Keino Sands, who at one time had to fight five times in a row with no rest. He showed his heart and determination and brought back a second and third place trophy. Overall as a team Hard Knox tied for 13th place out of 20 places. Now that is extremely good considering most teams had at least two competitors in each weight class, and Hard Knox only had five in the whole of the competition. Mr. Jake is extremely proud of his kids because of their hard work and determination. They represented Abaco and the Bahamas extremely well. When you see these boys, give them the recognition they deserve. Mr. Jake thanks Mr. Henry Key because without him this trip would not have been possible. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Hard Knox team or you just want selfdefense classes, call Jake at work 367-2674 or home at night 367-5989. This team is not limited to just kids. Adults are welcome as well for an incredible work out. If you are interested in sponsoring Hard Knox Vale Tudo, we would greatly appreciate any help. The school is in need of new equipment. Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerels Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort

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Page 4 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004 Nathan Key Drive,Marsh Harbour,Abaco Tel:242-367-2601/2 Fax:242-367-2731 Open MonSat from 8:00 am:00 pm,Sun from 9:00 am:00 pmDont thebusmissMake one stop for all your back-to-school gear.BACK-TOSCHOOL GEAR:School supplies Lunch bags & Backpacks Select uniforms Lunchbox fillers & drinksWIN THE WORLDS LARGEST CRAYONPurchase any back to school supply and enter to win the WORLDS LARGEST CRAYON filled with Toys & School Supplies. See store for details. 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 Rotary Club Donates to Marine ResearchThe Rotary Club of Abaco, during its August 9 meeting, awarded $1,200 to the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey for support of its high school internship program. Receiving the cheque was Diane Claridge, Project Director, and Tanique Pratt, an eleventh grade student from Abaco Central High School who was a participating intern for the past six weeks. According to its website, the short term research goals of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey are to determine the occurrence, seasonality and abundance of marine mammals in The Bahamas. For species that are found to be resident to particular areas, the long term goals are to determine their life history parameters, population size and habitat requirements. Based in Sandy Point, they hope to characterize the marine mammal fauna of the Bahama Islands for scientific understanding and conservation purposes. Tanique delivered an interesting presentation, giving an overview of her experiences as an intern, including that while diving she was up close and personal with bottlenose dolphins as well as melon head, minke, blue, and sperm whales. She learned what they eat, how they eat what they do, dorsal fin identification and how to take samples of tissue The Rotary Club of Abaco donated $1200 to the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey to assist in their summer intern program. Diane Claridge, right, Project Director of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey, accepted the check from Kevin Sterling, President of the Rotary Club of Abaco. In the center is Tanique Pratt, who was the intern this summer. She gave an interesting presentation about her experiences and her desire now to become a marine biologist. from stranded dead and decaying whales. Eeeeww. She was so taken by what she learned that she has decided to become a marine biologist and hopes to get a scholarship to one of the nearby universities that offer a degree in that field. The Rotary Club of Abaco is proud to support the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey Internship Program for high school students from Abaco.Education Officer Challenged MembersOn August 16th the outgoing Superintendent of Education for the Abaco District, Mr. Hezekiah Dean, addressed members of the Rotary Club of Abaco about Literacy in The Bahamas and on Abaco from the perspectives of school children, adults and those for whom English is a second language. He challenged Rotarians to think about what is meant when someone is labeled as illiterate and to go beyond the obvious ability to read and write to include the broader spectrum of cultured and well read, to include critical thinking and appropriate social skills plus a basic knowledge of The Bahamas and its cultural norms. According to Mr. Dean, most citizens of The Bahamas are reading at the 5th grade level and writing at the 6th grade level. As background, he said that education in The Bahamas stems from the programs in place in Great Britian. The level of literacy in Great Club News Please see Rotary Page 5 Mr. Hezekiah Dean

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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 Britian in 2001 surpassed most other European countries and the United States and he was surprised to learn that the same educational problems facing The Bahamas are faced throughout the world. Mr. Dean went on to say that on Abaco reading has taken a back seat. In Great Britain parents spend four to six hours a week reading for pleasure. In addition they spend considerable time with their children doing homework and purchase books to help their children read. That is not the case here. Because few parents are pushing, the children are falling behind. He said, There is little support in the home to support what goes on in the schools. If there is no support, what is offered in school is lost. Mr. Dean said that we need to reach the Rotary From Page 4 The funeral for Leon Cornish 75, of Coopers Town was held on August 11 at the Church of God Cathedral. Bishop Archilaus Cooper officiated and interment was in the Public Cemetery in Coopers Town. He is survived by his children Carnetta Russell, Mildred Blatch, Vernal and JacobObituarObituar 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 iendsCornish, Erma Burrows and Theresa Murray; stepdaughter Bethsheba Pritchard; grandchildren Lynda Greene, Freda, Olivia, Candy, Michael and Bobby Blatch, Vanetta, Synovia, Vernon, Vadal and Lindsay Cornish, Antoinette Armstrong, Justin Rado and Jessica Hield, Omar Burrows, Calsey, Skipp, Jamal, Maley, Julian and Jasmine Cornish, Covan Saunders, Alphonso Parker, Faye McIntosh, Hencil, Addison, Shavina, Hamilton Jr. and Carrington Russell, Wellington Pritchard, Brittany, Ava, Rashida and Dario Marray; great-grandchildren; nephews the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Minister Leslie Cornish, Ejnar and Prince Cornish, Gifford Bootle, Ferris Hanna and Delgarno Newbold; nieces Estelle McKinney, Genevive McIntosh, Rosemary Murray and Queenie Newton; sons-in-law ASP Alexander Blatch, Hamilton Russell, Lindsay Burrows and Gordon Murray; stepson-in-law Wellington Pritchard; sister-in-law Laurie Cornish-Hanna; brothers-in-law Sherwin Laroda and Leon Pinder; daughters-in-law Marilyn and Janice Cornish; nephews-in-law Simpson McKinney, Godfrey Rolle, Ronald Murray and Anthony Newton; nieces-in-law Delores Ingraham, Ruth, Princess and Lurlean Cornish; grandsons-in-law Oswald Greene, Alvin Saunders and Anthony Armstrong; granddaughter-in-law Charmaine Parker; and many other relatives and friends. Ena Mae McIntosh Gardiner 50 of Fox Town passed away quietly on July 21. She was married to Gladwin Boss Gardiner and the couple had two sons and a daughter. Helen Russell, 94, passed away on July 23 in Crown Haven after an illness. She was married to Capt. Alfred Russell and the couple had eight children. They lived for many years at Cave Cay until a devastating hurricane force the government to move them to Crown Haven. She is survived by her sons Alfred Jr. and John Russell, daughters Joyce Rolle, Agnes Curry Mildred Thomas, Veronica Russell, Mary Albury and Myrtis Russell, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great, great grandchildren and great, great, great grandchild. She is mourned by the communities of Crown Haven and Fox Town. adults and help them improve reading and writing skills. He has a program, not yet fully implemented, with all the materials for training in adult literacy that he hopes his successor will be able to implement as he is leaving shortly for a new post in Nassau. He urged all Bahamians to reach out to those who speak Creole and Spanish and help them learn English. He concluded by saying that each of us has a duty to look at what we can do to help to help the children, perhaps with a parents forum and to help the adults with training, with literacy education and language skills. Mr. Dean will be missed and we all wish him much success with his new responsibilities.

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Page 6 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004 Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081 email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comAisle of Palm RealtyBrent Cartwright web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.com Please call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco Coral Point #1007 3/2 home poured to belt on 40' ridge overlooking the sea. 140'+ of waterfront and over 1.5 acres of land. Finish your dream home. Tilloo Cay #1021 Two adjacent parcels with good draft just offshore and excellent elevations. Call for details.BEST BUYS IN ABACOGuana Cay #1019 Two adjacent cottages each with 2/1.5 on two floors. Close to beach and harbour. Ideal rental homes. $200,000 each or $347,000 for both.Under ContractGuana Cay #1073 MOTIVATED AND JUST REDUCED 2/1 cottage in the settlement close to beach and harbour. Ideal location in this picturesque town. $169,900 Little Harbour #1086 NEW LISTING Endless ocean views from this modern two story home offering 2/2 with office, large game room with bar, open and covered patios, back up generator, beach and dock access. Great price at $564,000 Hope Towns BEST BUY #1003 Situated at rear of an extra large lot of 100' x 170', a turn key two story, two bed, two bath cottage on an elevation, with base storage capacity. Sea of Abaco views from second story porch. Suitable for owner occupation or rental. Also plans for main house available for front of property.Priced to sell at $399,500 Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of residential home sites with access to a spectacular 8 mile beach starting at $13,500. A vacant house on the highway near Leisure Lee was broken into during June but nothing appeared to have been taken. Death threats were made against a Spring City woman June 29 putting her in fear of her life. Two girls from Spring City became involved in an argument mid-afternoon June 29 at Dove Plaza in Marsh Harbour causing minor injuries to one of the girls. The Treasure Cay Primary School was broken into during the night of June 29. Nothing appeared to be missing. A CD player and six CDs valued at $320 were stolen from a car left for repairs June 29 at the Texaco Quality Starr station in Marsh Harbour. The Bellevue delivery truck in Marsh Harbour had all windows smashed and all four tires slashed while parked at the business during the night of June 29. A Marsh Harbour resident reported that his pickup truck got scorched while parked at his house during the night of June 29. A 12' X 12' tent valued at $175 was stolen July 1from the beach behind Royal Palm resort at Treasure Cay. A 27 inch television was stolen from a vacant Treasure Cay house during the week of June 25. A window was broken on a house on Nathan Key Drive in Marsh Harbour by a thrown rock sometime between June 29 and July 1. Eighteen boxes of lobster were confiscated when found on board the M/V Gurth Dean late in the afternoon July 1 while the vessel was in Coopers Town. A $140 cellphone was stolen by someone who broke into Lucayan Surveying at Dove Plaza in Marsh Harbour during the weekend of July 2. A $350 solar panel was stolen from the wild horse preserve north of Treasure Cay during the weekend of July 2. A vacant house in Treasure Cay had a window smashed during the night of July 4 and was entered. Nothing appeared to have been taken. A Coopers Town man reported a window was smashed on his car during the night of July 4 while it was parked at Treasure Cay. Damages are estimated to be $400. A vacant house in Treasure Cay was discovered to be broken into when an alarm alerted authorities July 5. Nothing appeared to have been taken. A man from Freeport and a man from Grand Cay were arrested in the vicinity of Triangle Rock in the afternoon of July 5 when found during the closed season with two stone crab bitters. The Auditor Generals office in B & L Plaza in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of July 7 but nothing appeared to have been taken. A Dundas Town woman had four tires slashed on a borrowed car while it was parked in front of her boyfriends house in Pigeon Peas during the night of July 7. Damages are estimated to be $180. A Murphy Town woman reported that about 8 p.m. on July 8 while at her residence a man she only knows by his first name approached her with a cutlass and attempted to chop her and threatened to kill her, putting her in fear for her life. A Murphy Town man was arrested and cautioned on July 8 because he made threats of death. A resident of the Mud was arrested on July 15 for having unlawful sexual intercourse. A resident of the Mud reported on July 15 that a man whose name he knew hit him on the back of his head with a cutlass. A woman resident of the Mud reported that on July 15 she and her husband had an argument and her husband punched her and threatened to kill her. A resident of the Mud was arrested on July 15 for causing harm and making death threats. A Murphy Town woman reported that on July 15 someone broke into her house. Nothing was discovered stolen. A Fisheries officer arrested a woman at Spanish Cay on July 15 for having 70 pounds of fresh crawfish during the closed season. Bellevue Business Depot in Marsh Harbour was broken into through a bathroom window on July 15 or 16. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. The Treasure Cay Service Station was broken into through a door on July 16 and an unknown amount of gasoline and oil was taken A Dundas Town man was assaulted on July 18 by a male known as Harry while he was at a night club in Marsh Harbour. Someone smashed the front glass door at AID in Marsh Harbour on July 17 or 18 and entered the building. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. An Eleutheran resident was arrested in Marsh Harbour on July 19 for shop breaking and stealing. A resident of the Mud in Marsh Harbour was arrested on July 16 for causing harm and threatening death. Abaco Stereo in Marsh Harbour was broken into on July 20 by someone smashing a showcase window. Two micro cassettes, two digital cameras, two portable CD players, two amplifiers and three CD car decks valued at $2742.95 were stolen. A resident of Pigeon Peas, Marsh Harbour, was arrested on July 19 for possession of dangerous drugs. A Spring City woman reported on July 10 that she was injured in her side by a Spring City man she knew while she was at a night club in Marsh Harbour.Police Crime Report Please see Police Page 7 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 LIGHTBOURN REALTY Chris Farrington BRI Office (242) 365-4695 Fax (242) 365-4697 Green Turtle Cay Office P.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Email: chris.f@batelnet.bswww.greenturtlerealestate.com#5101Waterfront beauty with pool in lovely Treasure Cay. Located on a sea walled lot with a commanding view of the sea of Abaco. Comprising of three bedrooms, two and one half bathrooms and over 1000 sq. ft. bonus area in upper floor area. This house is a must see. Reduced to $546,000. Motivated seller! #5135Two bedroom, two and one half bathroom vacation rental villa. Located in a resort setting, this villa comes complete with a deeded dock slip and many more amenities. Villa is completely furnished and in turn-key condition. Offered at $525,000 Beachfront/Canal front package. Located in beautiful Leisure Lee. Enjoy the lifestyle of living on the beach and having secure dockage for you boat. This is truly a boating persons dream come true. Price reserved by owner. Please call for details. Hurry, this wont last! Under Contract

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August 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 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 REVERSE OSMOSISSEA WATER DESALINATORS MAKE DRINKING WATER FROM SEAWATER Advanced Water Engineering, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of water treatment equipment including our REVERSE OSMOSIS. We are re-introducing our equipment to the Bahamas. Residential and small boat sizes from 100 to 20,000 gallons per day.Pricing starts at $2,300.00 We also stock: pumps membranes filters test kits cistern liners poly tanks cat pumps cat parts fittingsADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INCIndian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 Tel: (321) 777-4909 Fax: (321) 773-8338e-mail: info@advancedwater.com DISTRIBUTORS WANTED CALL OR E-MAIL FOR PRICESTwo brothers in Marsh Harbour had an argument on July 18 and one threatened to kill the other. He had a revolver. A resident of Pigeon Peas was threatened on July 21 by a man with a hand gun while he was in the vicinity of the government dock. A resident of the Mud was arrested on July 21 for threatening to kill someone. No weapon was found. A man was charged with vagrancy while he was near Royal Bank of Canada on July 22.. A resident of Pigeon Peas was arrested on July 22 for shop breaking and stealing. Two residents of the Mud were arrested for immigration irregularities on July 22. A Dundas Town resident was arrested on July 22 for shop breaking and stealing. A woman from Cove Estates had $50 stolen from her purse left in her truck while she was in Little Orchard. A resident of Dundas Town was arrested on July 24 on an outstanding New Providence warrant. A resident of Pigeon Peas was arrested on July 24 for possession of dangerous drugs. A visitor from Florida reported on July 23 that she accepted a ride from a couple in a truck when she was in the vicinity of Snappas Restaurant. They took her to a house where the female held her while the male had sex with her against her will. A resident of Crockett Drive was arrested on July 24 because of death threats he made. A resident of the Mud was arrested on July 24 for causing harm. Riviere and Associates was broken into on July 25 through the front door. Nothing was discovered stolen. A resident of Sand Banks was arrested on Don MacKay Boulevard on July 26 for immigration irregularities. Two visitors renting a house on Elbow Cay reported that $2000 was stolen between August 5 and 8. Two men from Coopers Town were involved in an argument with a group of young men near Conch Crawl Restaurant in Marsh Harbour. They were both stabbed and were later examined at the Coopers Town clinic. They were airlifted to Grand Bahama for further medical attention. A Coopers Town man was arrested there for carrying unlawful arms. A Murphy Town man reported that his girlfriend pulled a knife on him and tried to stab him during an argument they had on August 7. A Murphy Town woman was arrested on August 8 for assault with a dangerous instrument. A resident of Elbow Cay reported that a man he knew threw a stone with caused $500 damage to the front door and window of his PoliceFrom Page 6Police Crime Reporthouse. Spooners Department Store was broken into on August 10 by someone throwing a concrete block through a glass door. Nothing was discovered missing. A resident of Government Subdivision and a resident of the Mud were arrested for assault with a dangerous instrument. A resident of Fire Road reported on August 10 that three men that he knew blocked his vehicle in with a truck and started throwing stones at him. He was able to get In Marsh Harbor above the Chemist Shoppe 367-5510Childrens Childrens Childrens Childrens Childrens School Shoes School Shoes School Shoes School Shoes School ShoesNow HereFree Promotional Items with back-to-school purchases Abaco Shoe GalleryM F 9-5 Sat 9-6 Please see Police Page 9

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Page 8 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004 Great Fares, Friendly, Safe and Reliable Service.Check our website www.flyyellowairtaxi.comFrequent service to: Ft. Lauderdale West Palm Beach Charters Available to anywhere in The Bahamas and Florida Call: 1-888-YELLOW-4or Fax: 1-954-359-5324 with your request. 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.comBy Portia Jonsson The Department of Environmental Health Services has recently notified the general public that due to recent rains, there has been an increase in mosquito breeding. As a result, the Department (Vector Control Section) will be intensifying its fogging program throughout the islands. One of the most effective ways to control mosquito populations that transmit diseases is to reduce the number and types of mosquito breeding habitats in our community. Nothing else encourages mosquitoes breeding more than standing water to lay their eggs, which in the hottest part of summer can hatch into larvae within a week. To effectively reduce larval hatching everyone needs to check our property and neighborhood for potential mosquito breeding sites. Tires are especially notorious mosquito breeding sites. They should be properly discarded, covered or stacked in a shed or garage so that they cannot fill with water. If you have a tire swing, make a hole in the bottom of it to allow water to drain out. Flowerpots and garbage cans are found in every yard and can hold enough water to breed mosquitoes. Drain dishes under flowerpots every few days and after rainstorms or move them inside. Cover outdoor trash cans with tight-fitting lids. Wheelbarrows, tubs and wading pools should be stored upside down or under cover when not in use. Remember faucets and air conditioners can leak and form puddles that may provide mosquito breeding habitat. Eliminate any standing water in puddles. Fountains, birdbaths and water gardens can also provide ideal habitat for breeding mosquitoes. Replace water in birdbaths and fountains at least twice a week. Rain gutters need to be kept clean and maintained. Leaves and other debris can create pools of water and an ideal environment for mosquito larvae. The best control for mosquito breeding is to maintain a clean and sanitary environment. Therefore, the public is encouraged to maintain Clean, Green and Pristine surroundings.Mosquitoes Limit Breeding on Your Property 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

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August 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 B 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. 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 car port, 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, boathouse 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! Leslie PinderBy Isobel Sherman Every Thursday a group of ladies with a deep love of animals gathers at Wallys Restaurant for lunch. They come from Green Turtle Cay, Hope Town, Marsh Harbour and Man-O-War. In 1983 Candace Key started Friends of Abaco Animals in Hope Town. This organization places cat food in 18-20 different feeding stations on Elbow Cay and Boat Harbour daily. The group spays and neuters the animals and offer this service to anyone with a dog or cat as needed. The major fund raiser for buying the food is the Dorros Cove Art Show. Janie Thompson admits they deal mostly with cats but will find homes for cats, kittens and puppies as well. Janie estimates that 98 percent of all cats in Hope Town and at Boat Harbour have been spayed or neutered. In Marsh Harbour Project Potcake Rescue spays and neuters animals, rescuing animals and finding homes for them. That group, too, must raise funds which is done making and selling handcrafts. Also in Marsh Harbour Linda Giovani feeds many stray dogs, all of which have been spayed or neutered. She feeds them at several locations in central Marsh Harbour. Marianne Albury has Man-O-War Humane Society which feeds the wild cats in Man-O-War as well as spay and neutering both cats and dogs. At her store Marianne sells a potcake T-shirt for humans and dogs which funds her efforts. Karen McIntosh of Abaco Ceramics has designed a potcake ceramic mug and all proceeds from these go to animal organizations. In addition, Karen helps out with the strays on Green Turtle and is actively looking for assistance in this endeavor on Green Turtle. The ladies meet on Thursdays after dropping animals off at the veterinarians. Most animal adoptions come from second homeowners and boaters. Molly and Chris Roberts of Abaco Animals Require Kindness help in the spaying, neutering and adoptions many of which have been coordinated through the Buddy Dog organization. They have shipped many potcake puppies for adoption. These highly motivated caring people are doing a great service for Abaco. The only way to stop a burgeoning population of stray dogs and cats is through spay and neutering programs.Animal Rescue Ladies Meet TT TT T ropicalropical ropicalropical ropicalSelfSelf SelfSelf SelfStorageStorage StorageStorage Storage10 x 12 12 x 20 12 x 30Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 tropicalselfstorage@coralwave.com 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 away. A resident of Fire Road reported on August 10 that while he was in Coopers Town he was hit by a Ford Explorer which was driven by a man he knew. A woman from Coopers Town reported that on August 10 she was stopped by a man she knew who chopped at her vehicle with a cutlass causing damage to the windshield. A visitor on Easter Shores reported on August 11 that someone entered his home through an unlocked door and stole $69. A resident of Little Orchard reported on August 11 that someone stole speakers in his Jeep Cherokee while it was parked in front of Snappas Restaurant. They were valued at $200. PoliceFrom Page 7 AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the library. The AA group and the AlAnon group meet in the Treasure Cay Community Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

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Page 10 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004 P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020For Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. Francis Biney Primary Care Non-emergency House Calls Dr. Charles Johnson Ears, Nose, Throat August 19, 2004 Mr. Mike Morris Neuro Diagnostic Studies August 20, 2004 Mr. Christopher R. Monize Physical Therapist August 30, 2004 Dr. Kelvin Gipson Foot Doctor August 20, 2004 Ms. Kim Scriven Audiology Hearing aids, hearing testing August 20, 2004 Dr. Gregory Neil Plastic Surgeon August 21, 2004 Ms. Ava Thompson Child & Adolescent Psycologist August 21, 2004 Dr. Hubert Minnis Ob Gyn / Ultrasound August 21, 2004 Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist August 25, 2004 Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist August 28, 2004 Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner August 28, 2004 Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea August 26, 2004 Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist September 1, 2004 Dr. Jerome Lightbourne Pediatric Cardiologist September 3, 2004 Mr. Christopher R. Monize Physical Therapist September 3, 2004 Caribbean constructorsSand & Quarry Cracker Dust Rock Local 3/8" 3/4" Rock Imported ditto Pea Rock Imported Concrete Blocks6"x 8"x 16" 8"x 8"x 16" Monday Friday 7 am 4 pmP.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2502Deliveries throughout AbacoBy Jennifer Hudson With a new school year set to begin within a few weeks, now would be a good time to have your childs eyesight checked if you suspect that your child is having any kind of vision problems. A young child may not realise that his or her vision is not normal. Children growing up with poor vision are not aware of their problem as they have not experienced good vision. However, if your child has experienced any learning or behavioral problems at school, it could be because he is not able to see properly and this can cause inattentiveness and disruptive behaviour. Twenty-five percent of children between five and 12 years have vision deficiencies according to the American Public Health Association. These are warning signs to watch for: Consistently sitting too close to the television or holding a book too close Complaining of headaches or tired eyes Frequent eye rubbing Sensitivity to light Tilting the head to see better Squinting Closing one eye to watch television to see better Avoiding activities such as colouring or reading If your child exhibits any of these problems it is advisable to schedule an appointment with an eye doctor. There is an optical centre in Marsh Harbour and an eye specialist is now making regular visits to the Auskell Clinic. Farsightedness (hyperopia), nearsightedness (myopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), lazy eye (amblyopia) and astigmatism, which causes blurred vision, are all conditions which need to be corrected. Vision plays a crucial role in ones development and so identifying and correcting sight problems in children will enable them to develop appropriately, be better able to concentrate on their lessons and improve attentiveness and application to their work.Eye Problems Can Affect LearningAbaco Print Shop Flyers Tickets Brochures Certificates NCR Forms Photo Scanning Wedding/Funeral Programs FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Laminations Envelopes Menus Labels ...More Abaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Open 9am 5pm Mon. Fri.

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August 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 BElbow Cay Dorros Cove 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,500 sq.ft residence with 2 bedroom, 1 bath 1,100 sq.ft guest house. Southeastern point of island. Swimming Pool Private boat slip. Superb ocean and cay views. Furnished # AB112NEW PRICE $1,970,000. "Point of View" NEW PRICEMarsh 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 PRICEGreat 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 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 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 "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 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 Chris Plummer, BRI Assistant District ManagerEstate Agent Green Turtle CayTel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 Cell: (242) 554-9451 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.com VHF Channel 16Great Guana Cay Colonial plantation style 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath 3,900 sq.ft. home 450 sq.ft. dock house with screened porch. On an extremely private 3/4 acre point. 170 of deep water frontage with dock. Mature native landscaping Superb Sea of Abaco Views. #AB125 NEW LISTING $1,380.000 "Blueberry Hill" NEW LISTING 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.. Treasure Cay Brigantine Bay 6 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath 5,500 sq.ft. Canal-front home on two levels 100' Dock with 6' depth, Four car garage. Great family home or Corporate retreat. fully and tastefully Furnished. #AB120 NEW LISTING $2,290,000. NEW LISTING "Final Approach" 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.com08/15/04 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 AbacoMan-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 Eastern Shores "Endless Summer"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. 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 "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. Kathleen Albury, BRIEstate Agent Appraiser Elbow CayTel/Fax: (242) 366-0700 cell: (242 ) 477-5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.com Faron SawyerEstate Agent Marsh HarbourTel: (242) 367-5454 Cell: (242) 359 6981 e.mail: faron@hgchristie.com Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores 3 bedroom, 3 bath home 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment 1 1/2 Acres -private dock with boatlift Fabulous Views. The privacy of a private island with in town convenience. Furnished. #AB67$2,950,000 "Pelican Point"

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Page 12 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax SANDPIPER BEACH Point of View 3 bed/ 2 1/2 bath CBS split level open concept home with cathedral ceilings and skylights. Lower level including living/ dining/ kitchen/ den and master bedroom suite accesses large ocean-side deck with Beach Beach and more Beach. Upstairs bedrooms each with own entry and sun deck. $1722,000 CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above. $1,292,000 Another World This name gives you an idea of this special family island beach home. 5 bed/ 5 bath CBS house on world reknown Treasure Cay beach with many features/ extras including a van and golf cart. Areal MUST SEE $1,292,000 GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATES Safe Harbour Canal front with excellent elevation. Octagonal 825 sq. ft. garage / efficiency guest house with plans for main house. Dock with power in place. Must see. $405,000 Laguna brand new canal front, octagonal home,fully furnished, 3 bed/ 2 bath, modern open concept, living/dining/kitchen plus partially covered deck. Perfect island retreat for some lucky family $714,500 Seaductress / Harbours Edge Modern CBS 3bed/ 3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, 80 ft., full serviced dock, 2 car garage including two vehicles. Exceptional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate. MOTIVATED SELLER $1,200,000 WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES Sea Star built as a retirees dream house, this comfortable spacious home has 2 bed / 2 bath with cozy living/dining/kitchen. Also enclosed porch, carport, utility room. Lush garden w/ picket fence. Package shows lots of TLC. $370,000 Bahama Sunset Canal front two storey CBS home with 141 ft. water frontage with dock. Upper level has livingdiningkitchen den with mater suite and large covered deck. Downstairs 1 bed/ 1 bath/ living also large garage/ workshop. Unique property with fantastic sunset view as well as sunrise ocean view. $950,000Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it.For further details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.netMember ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 2 bed / 2 bath -24 ft. wide slip w/ 2 large docks, very special condo w/ many features MUST SEE$430,500 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 4 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip$224,000 Bldg 4 Downstairs end unit, 2 bed/ 2 bath w/boat slip $242,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 1 bed / 1 bath $113,000 OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Garden location 2 bed/ 2 bath, excellent condition $225,000 ROCK POINT Apartment four-plex, 2 storey CBS building, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath, living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. MUST SEE!$350,000 TREASURE HOUSES Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool / waterfall 2bed / 2 bath octagonal houses Front row Unit #1$425,000 Garden/ocean Unit #4$356,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other features Starting at $550,000 Plus 14% closing BRIGANTINE BAY ESTATES "Sea Cliff" newly completed 2 storey CBS home fully furnished. Living / dining / kitchen downstairs, bed rooms upstairs. Direct greenway access to Treasure Cay beach MOTIVATED SELLER $369,000 LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE Trident/Turquoise Seas You cannot be more on thebeach than in this special home. Offering 3 bed / 31/2 bath in the main house with detached garage /bed / bath / attic plus storage. Vast deck oceanside with widows walk. WOW! $2,520,000 Cross Winds Split level CBS home extra large lot 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! $984,000VACANT 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 By Lee Pinder As recently as this past March, Time Magazine in the Time Global Adviser section had a very informative and positive write up on our most popular street fare entitled Fried and Fabulous about what they called our love affair with the sea snails, or what I like to refer to as the incredible edible conch (pronounced konk). Of course, the magazine didnt mention Abaco specifically but listed it as the Bahamas own original fast food and compared it in flavor to the clam. Personally, I find it far superior, not only in size but also in beauty as well as taste. Actually, the word conch is a generic term and conchology is a branch of zoology that deals with shells. Many shells around the world are nicknamed conch, but the one we know in The Bahamas is the Strombus Gigas (queen conch). The family of queen conch includes five more members that share its domain. They are Strombus Goliath (the largest), Strombus Pugilis (fighting conch), Strombus Costatus (milk conch), Strombus Raininus (hawk wing) and Strombus Gallus (rooster-tail). The Casis Tuberosa (the king helmet) is mistakenly called King Conch and although its shell is beautiful, the shell is not edible. Carnivorous Mollusks, such as tulip, the helmet, the murex and the Florida Horse Conch are not true Strombus at all and prey upon the Queen. All these and many more beautiful shells were on display in the recent annual Seashell Exhibition held in Cherokee Sound on May 31, 2004. The conch are found throughout these islands and have reportedly been around for 65 million years. It is not only a favourite food of the residents but also a national symbol and found on the Coat of Arms for The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. It is slow moving, algae-eating, easy-to-catch but hard to clean, deliciously mild tasting shellfish (which some persons find they are allergic to) with a very beautiful, decorative and multi-faceted shell. Very few people are aware of the lovely pink pearls that are formed as an abnormal growth and are produced by the mantle of the animal as a protection against a foreign body or micro-organism that has deposited itself within the flesh of the conch. It then secretes layers of the same nacre that colour the lip, building up layers around the offending object thereby producing an often perfectly round and beautifully pink pearl. However, it may also be any shade of white, cream, orange or brown and not always perfectly round at all. It can be as large as a grape or not much bigger than a grain of sand. The pearls are similar to pearls in the South Pacific but they cannot be cultured like their oyster counter-parts. These unique and beautiful gifts from the sea often demand a very high selling price and are much coveted by designing collectors. During the Victorian era conch shells were shipped to Europe for carving into valuable ladies cameo brooches. Today local artisans use the pinkest portions of the conch shell to carve or cut out inexpensive costume jewelry which is very popular with the tourists as souvenirs. The conch shell is also used as a horn that will make a loud and melodious sound often used by the local fishermen to attract attention or call to one another or from vessel to vessel. Our love affair with the conch does not end with the shell. Bahamians enjoy many delicious and appetizing dishes prepared from the meat of the conch, sometimes referred to as hurricane ham or lambie. To remove the meat from the shell and prepare it is a learned art and best done by someone who is adept at it. To begin with, the animal is very strong and doesnt want to leave his home, so it is best if you know what you are doing. If you try to pull it out of the shell, you will find it almost impossible unless you know where to put a hole in the spiral end of the shell and insert a knife to cut the tendon loose. If you try smashing the shell, you could embed it with cracked pieces of shell that would make it inedible. Of course, when you watch the fishermen do it, it appears to be very easy indeed. But then comes the slopping which is a dirty job and again is a perfected skill which comes from experience. During the cleaning process the locals like to slip out the crystalline style (or conch pissle) and slurp down this clear protein rod from the conchs stomach that is believed to be a strong aphrodisiac thatl make you a mon! After you have removed the operculum (sometimes called the toenail or spur) attached to the foot, you remove the guts, eye stalks and proboscis leaving only the meat which can then be skinned for a more tender and less chewy meat. The mantle (or red) is edible and, in fact, is a preferred portion to be retained and eaten. Now that your conch is cleaned it can be eaten raw. The fisherman finds the conch in the shallow grassy areas and will clean his conch and wash it in salt water and eat it immediately, thereby saving the need toThe Incredible Edible Conch Please see Conch Page 18 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

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August 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 B P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Phone: (242) 365-8061 Fax: ( 242) 365-8061Serving Abaco for 36 YEARS Ocean Front Lots Villas Beach Homes Apartments Condominiums Canal Lots Abacos Oldest, Most Experienced BrokerTREASURE CAY SPECIAL $1,200,000 GrossRemember, if you lived here youd be home now!Ask about Crossing Rocks Area156 Acres Ripe for Development William Bill Hertz 4 bedroom home on Ocean Blvd. 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 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 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 Bahama Palm Shores Bahama Palm Shores. NEW! Secluded 4 bedroom, 2 bath residence directly across from lovely Eight Mile Bay. An expansive rooftop deck enjoys some of the best views in Abaco. With room to expand, this home the perfect pallet on which to paint your personal touches. Bahama Palm Shores is growing fast, residents are now enjoying high-speed wireless Internet and telephones will soon be run into the community. List #8928. $422,000.Bahama Palm Shores. UNDER CONTRACT Nice 10,000 s. f. home site in Section 2. Walk to gorgeous Eight Mile Beach! #6872 $15,000 Bahama Palm Shores. 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. Beach front home site, 1.5+ acres, 100' of beach, no rock. Property like this is disappearing fast! Act Now! #8842 Serious Inquiries Only $499,000 Lubbers Quarters. NEW! Abaco Ocean Club. 10,000+ s.f. home site on Marlin Way cul-de-sac. Close to marina. Priced to move. #7316 $45,000 Marsh Harbour. Great location near Boat Harbour entrance. Commercial or residential lot suitable for single family or duplex. #6251 $120,000 Split Rocks. UNDER OFFER! Sea of Abaco Acreage! 15 acres of rolling hills. High elevation. Perfect for a small resort or secluded estate. #8729 $590,000 S hort-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 informationBy Jennifer Hudson The Royal Bahamas Police Force needs recruits, stated Inspector Kevin Mortimer, Officer in Charge of the new recruitment exercise. Young men and women considering a first career or a change of career may want to consider becoming a police officer. At a meeting held recently in Marsh Harbour, interested young men and women were told of the opportunities awaiting them in the Police Force. More than 20 persons attended the meeting with a spirit of enthusiasm. A video was presented in which each division of the force showed examples of what its work entails. Ms. Kimber Cooper, a new recruit from Coopers Town now stationed in Marsh Harbour, gave a presentation entitled A Day in the Life of a Recruit which was well received. Inspector Russell stated that he was impressed with the quality of persons who turned out to the meeting, and he would like to see at least five male and five female recruits from amongst those people. Requirements for joining the force are: You must be a Bahamian between the age of 17 1/2 and 30 years. Men must be five feet eight inches or taller, women must be five feet four inches or taller. Candidates should possess five BGCSE passes at grade C or above, two of which must be English and maths. However, if the candidate does not possess the required BGCSE passes, he/she can sit an examination which is set by the Police Training College and is held three or four times per year. The exam consists of tests in mathematics, English, general knowledge and general intelligence. Candidates must be of good character and must not possess any criminal record. An interview will also be conducted. Abaconians have the chance to be in the second squad to be trained outside New Providence since a new training programme has now been instituted in Grand Bahama. Twenty six recruits passed from the first squad in Grand Bahama on July 23rd. One of those recruits is Ms. Cooper, who says, It is not just a mans job as many people seem to think, but it is any persons job. She has already decided that at the end of her first years contract she will definitely be signing on for five years. Once a police officer has completed his first year, the choice to sign on for five years is completely optional. Recruits receive $17,200 per annum while in training. When they have completed their training, the sum is raised to $18,000. The starting salary is increased according to academic qualifications and a person with an associate degree can begin at $20,000 per year. Inspector Ferguson stated that there are presently approximately 3500 police officers throughout the Bahamas from Grand Bahama to Inagua. The archipelagic nature of the Bahamas presents certain challenges and requires greater manpower. Inspector Ferguson, Recruiting Officer, advised, The Police Force provides an excellent career and offers the opportunity to serve ones country. It is a very challenging and exciting job in which you get to witness all facets of life. The training you receive prepares you for life. He invited any persons who may have missed the meeting and are interested in joining the force to stop in at the Police Station, as their doors are always open.Police Is Beginning a Recruitment Drive

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Page 14 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004 ... THE BATTERY WITH THE LIGHTNING BOLT OF LIFE!!!BATTERIES A/C Delco Marine Trojan Golf Cart 6 & 8V Truck/Tractor Diesel Marine Batteries Diesel Automotive Batteries Gel Batteries High Reserve Capacity Batteries UPS Computer Batteries WE DONT PR WE DONT PR WE DONT PR WE DONT PR WE DONT PR O-RAO-RA O-RAO-RA O-RA TETE TETE TE OUR WARRANTY OUR WARRANTY OUR WARRANTY OUR WARRANTY OUR WARRANTY (If an Epic Battery fails due to workmanship any time during that year, Epic would replace that battery free of charge!)Delivery Service AvailableFULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!Located in the Colina Building on Queen Elizabeth Dr. Ph: 367-3742 Fax: 367-0064Farmers on Abaco were informed about the destruction caused by two banana leaf diseases, Black Sigatoka and Yellow Sigatoka which are damaging banana crops around the world. Shown above, left to right, are the presenters: Mr. Gregory Rahming, Senior Chemist with the Department of Agriculture; Mr. Christopher Lubin, Consultant with the InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture; Ms. Alance Grant, Development Specialist with the IICA; Mr. Everton Ambrose, Consultatnt with IICA; and Mr. David Knowles, Agriculture Officer on Abaco A subscription to The Abaconianis your best way to keep up with the growth of Abaco. Get information on: Government projects Immigration policies Construction projects Resort & restaurant changes Road, airport & dock uipgrades Local Government decisions Community events Airline changes New business ventures Electric and phone policiesTwo Diseases Threaten Banana Productionbananas that many of us enjoy. The two diseases are affecting the dessert varieties of bananas to most and some of the staple bananas as well. The presentation began with an overview of the problems that these diseases are creating. This took place at Central Abaco Primary School on August 12. During the threehour presentation the farmers learned about the two related diseases, how the diseases spread, how to identify the symptoms at an early stage and effective control measures. Effective treatment hinges on early detection and identification and using appropriate chemicals during the different weather conditions. A variety of fungicides are recommended so the diseases do not develop an immunity to them. Safety measures while using and storing the chemicals was emphasized. The discussions were followed by a field trip to Pepperpot Farm south of Marsh Harbour. The agricultural experts felt that the diseases were not being controlled on Abaco properly. The new banana leaves can look healthy but if they are affected, they will show the symptoms of the diseases as they mature. By then it is difficult to control the diseases and it is usually hard to keep the plant alive long enough to produce bananas mature enough to harvest. The recommendation is to begin spraying fungicides when the leaves in the center of the plants are young and then follow up with a spraying regime on a regular schedule, using a suggested variety of chemicals. The chemicals are rotated to keep the fungi from building up a resistance to them. The new regime is quite costly. The chemicals are expensive and the additional cost of labour is significant. Ideally, the plants need to be sprayed every other week. If the infection is not under control, the spraying needs to be done weekly. The most effective way of using the chemicals is with a misting nozzle which covers the leaves with a finer spray. This is more effective in controlling the disease and is results in less runoff. The government is looking into the misting nozzles as they are quite expensive. The diseases are caused by a fungus spread by spores which are dispersed by the wind or by animals and people. The only control of the disease at this time is through spraying chemicals. The farmers on Abaco are still growing large quantities of bananas by a diligent spraying program, then shipping them to Nassau. At this time it is not known how the additional expense will affect the viability of growing bananas. Mr. Everton Ambrose of the InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, and Mr. Christopher Lubin of Ronwick, Inc. presented the information and gave the demonstrations. Accompanying these two men were Mr. Gregory Rahming, Sr., chemist with the Department of Agriculture, and Mr. Alance Grant, Development Specialist with the IICA. Abacos Agriculture Officer, Mr. David Knowles, assisted and facilitated the presentation. Research is underway in many countries around the world to develop new varieties of bananas which are resistant to the diseases. Many of the varieties which are vital to the diets of people in many areas of the world are not affected. The plants most susceptible are the dessert bananas which Bahamians favor. This is one of the most popular fruits in markets around the world and the production of this crop is vital to the economies of many countries. BananasFrom Page 1 Remember Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results Abaco 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: $265,000 New Subdivision Residential lots from $32,900 located between Winding Bay and Cherokee. Wonderful location at great prices. Atlantic view lots available. 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: SOLD 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 15 lots remainingSELLING FASTSUNRISE BAYLong BeachMarsh Harbour WaterfrontNew Exclusive Listing 23 lots available.8 Lots with unrestricted ocean view. 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August 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 B Mailin Sands -mailin@mlrealty.net Ph# 242-367-2992 Fax# 242-367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ainsley Harrison ainsley@mlrealty.net Ph# 242-366-0424 Hope Town, Abaco, BahamasMarsh Harbour Office Hope Town Representative Marsh Harbour -#5150 Harbour front property on Pelican Shores. Lovely 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. Much desired location$1,750,000 Marsh Harbour -#5106. Great opportunity. Established commercial complex. Currently features several retail stores and two rental apartments. Ideally situated on the main tourist strip. FANTASTIC INVESTMENT Call today Man-O-War Cay -5082 SUNSPLASHIsland beauty!Main residence features 2 beds/2 baths, guest cottage with 2beds/2baths. Direct beach frontage, has a shared dock on the harbour side. This home does fantastic in the rental market. Jewel in the islands -$1,970,000 Guana Cay -SUMMERWIND-#50382bed/2bath home with central A/C, 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 home located in Pelican Shores. Desired location. Glorious views, 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. 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. $55,000Yellowwood -#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-UNDER CONTRACT 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. SOLD 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 highw ay 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. Treasure Cay, Abaco-New Exclusives -Luxury Homes Luxury Home A, features 3 bedrooms/3.5baths, 12 ceilings,and custom made kitchen cabinets. Also features a study, and 2 car garage. $3,400,000 Luxury Home B, Features 4 bedrooms, 4.5baths, 14 ceilings, and custom made kitchen cabinets. Boasts of a study, and a 2 car garage. $3,700,000These two superbly built, luxury homes, feature the finest in craftsmanship. Beautiful and strong, these two Treasure Cay beauties are immaculate, beautifully decorated, and tastefully furnished. These homes are waiting on the buyer who want the very best in life. Precisely positioned on gorgeous beachfront property, both fine structures, demand the glorious view of the turquoise water, and powder white sandy beach. Nicely landscaped and brand new, they are awaiting their lucky owner! Dont delay and miss your opportunity to own A Perfect Paradise! CALL TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT

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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 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 Houses and Apartments For RentClassified Advertisements RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS 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 Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com Lubbers Quarters vacation rentals, secluded, privately owned coastal cottage, 15 min. boat ride from Marsh Harbour. www.abacoseaside.com Marsh Harbour hill top apartments, 2 bed/1 bath, central A/C, fully furnished. Call 3672951 or 366-0347 after 5 Marsh Harbour Cove Estates, 2 bed, 2 bath apt. Call 367-2446 Marsh Harbour 2 bed/ 1 bath, central A/C, fenced yard, fully furnished, ready to move in. Centrally located. Serious inquires only. Call 242-367-3295 after 5 p.m.By Jennifer Hudson During the past few years there have been progress and innovations at Batelco some of which include much clearer service, unlimited circuits, a much expanded cellular service and greatly improved maintenance. I thought it would be interesting to look back at the birth of telecommunications on Abaco and how the service reached the pinnacle it is at today. It would be difficult, I imagine, for the younger generation to comprehend life without several telephones in their house and a cellular in their pocket but instead having to travel perhaps several miles and then wait in line for hours sometimes in order to make a single short phone call. That is what it was like for their grand parents or maybe even their parents. Until the year 1920 there were no radio communications with Abaco at all. The first radio station was installed in Hope Town in 1920. This was a telegraph station and messages were sent using International Morse Code. The headquarters for government communications remained stationed in Hope Town until 1958. The second telegraph communication site was established in Marsh Harbour in 1924 on a site 300 feet west of the site of Port of Call Marina. The Post Office, library and telegraph office shared the same building which, two years later, was completely destroyed by the devastating 1926 Hurricane. The offices were then built on Soldier Road next to the cemetery where they remained for about fifteen years. They were in a dilapidated building which was demolished to make more room for the cemetery. In 1930 telegraph service was provided to the lumber operation at Normans Castle and also at Cornwall. Green Turtle Cay received its first telegraph station in 1925, Cherokee in 1930, Coopers Town in 1950 and Sandy Point in 1951. All these stations were still using the International Morse Code. The first telephone circuit came to Abaco in 1948 and the first telephone radio station was installed in Hope Town, which was the administrative center for mid-Abaco. This was quite a day for celebration as now it was possible for a person to actually make a telephone call. In order to make that call, though, one had to travel to the radio station and wait in line to use the one and only telephone. In 1950 a radio VHF system was installed between Hope Town, Marsh Harbour, ManO-War and Guana Cay. This meant that these towns were now connected to Hope Town by VHF which then had to pass through Nassau involving a long wait. In 1958 a VHF circuit was installed in Marsh Harbour enabling calls from Marsh Harbour to go directly to Nassau. However, making a call was not like making a call now. If someone wanted to call a person in Marsh Harbour, they would file the call in the morning in Nassau. When notification of the message arrived on Abaco, the radio operator would walk or cycle to find the recipient to let him know that a call was coming for them. They could make their way to the radio station to receive the call. The job of a radio operator was quite an arduous one as he had to work seven days a week traveling around to find the people to go to the station to receive their calls.. This all changed in 1964 when Page Communications from Washington, D.C., was awarded a contract to upgrade communications throughout the whole of the Bahamas. At this time four buildings were constructed in the Marsh Harbour area as a Forward Scatter System. The radio station was transferred from Soldier Road to its present site on Collins Avenue with twelve telephone circuits which was a big upgrade. There were now three booths but still in 1964 people had to go to the station to make calls. In 1965, just one year after Batelco had moved into its present office on Collins Avenue, Hurricane Betsy hit and destroyed such a vast amount of equipment that it took several weeks to recover telephone service. The first telephone installed in a home in Marsh Harbour was at the residence of Mr. Warren Albury, who was Manager of Batelco at the time. This phone was strictly for emergencies. The telephone station closed at 9 p.m. If there was an emergency during the night, Mr. Albury would have to leave the comfort of his home and go to find the person needed. The following year a manual telephone system was installed serving fifty subscribers. At last fifty customers actually had a telephone in their house so that they could make calls comfortably but all calls still had to go through an operator. The year 1970 saw the advent of a one-hundred-line automatic exchange which meant that one hundred subscribers were then able to dial locally in the Marsh Harbour area using aBatelco Has a Long History Please see Batelco Page 17

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August 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com 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 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 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 four digit number. In December 1974 a Telegraph Teletype System was installed in Marsh Harbour so that they were then able to give up the International Morse Code System. Also in that same year two public telephones were installed in Dundas Town and Murphy Town so that residents of those communities no longer had to travel into Marsh Harbour in order to make a call. In 1977 a 700-line Crossbar telephone system was installed for Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town. This installation took nine months to complete and provided service for 700 subscribers. The year 1980 was a major milestone with the advent of direct dialing facilities and also the first fax machine which was installed in Marsh Harbour. Another major undertaking occurred between 1985 and 1986 when a major digital telephone exchange was installed at Marsh Harbour, Moores Island, Sandy Point, Cherokee Sound, Hope Town, Man-O-War, Green Turtle Cay, Coopers Town and Fox Town. At the same time a microwave system was installed to tie all the systems together. In 1985 also high speed data circuits were installed to service the banking sector. Cell phones, which are so popular today, were first introduced to Abaco in 1988 when a cellular service was installed for the entire Abaco region. December 1993 was a momentous milestone for the people of Treasure Cay. Up until then there had been no telephones in homes there and the installation of a 2,000-line exchange made many residents very happy. In 1996 50 subscribers on Guana Cay received their first telephone system. Within the 46 years between 1950 and 1996 huge strides were made in the provision of telephone service to the residents of Abaco. Whereas in 1950 the number of telephones in service throughout the whole of Abaco was TEN, by 1996 the number had increased to over 5000. In 1996 there were 13 Batelco offices in Abaco but many of those have now been closed due to automation. Service was taken to Little Harbour last year and lines are presently going in for service into Bahama Palm Shores Until 1966 Batelco was a government department known as the Telecommunications Department and all employees were civil servants. However, in 1966 it became a government corporation with a chairman, general manager, board of directors and a minister. BatelcoFrom Page 16 be cooked, toxic if raw) Native plants are useful in many ways. If you wanted a plant source for salt, try the leaves of the black mangrove which exude salt. If you get a poisonwood rash, treat it gumelemi bark or leaves There are even a couple of plants which can be used as an insect repellent against mosquitoes. They are the fruit of the Black Mangrove and/or extract of the Jamaica Dogwood. An infusion of the bark and leaves of the gumelemi tree is effective in treating a fever. A variety of Bahamian plants can used for medicinal purposes. Abaco has many plants which have edible parts. How many can you name? The first few are easy but some of the others are not well known. Sea grapes Wild papaya Strangler figs Coconut Almond Coontie (underground stem or tuber, must be cleaned properly or is toxic) Saw palmetto (palm heart and fruit) Cabbage palm or sabal palm (palm heart and fruit) Prickly pear (Fruit and flesh) Lignum vitae (fruit, must be cooked) Black mangrove (Sprouting seeds, mustAbaco Native Plants Can Be Beneficial Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Islandsummer The New Wave Dancers from Freeport once again kept the audience involved, filling the stage with specatators who were turned into dancers themselves. Limbo contestants, trivia quizzes, GoombayFrom Page 1 Batelco Made Many Upgrades

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Page 18 B The Abaconian August 1, 2004 Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Firehouse CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service Center Harbours EdgeEmployment Opportunities AvailableFor the 2004/2005 Business Season Assistant Manager Kitchen Manager/Executive Chef Supervisor/Host/Hostess Short Order Cooks Kitchen Helpers Dishwashers All Applicants should meet the following minimum requirements: Bartenders Bar Backs Waiters/Waitress Busboys Maintenance Manager Maintenance Workers Please mail resumes to: Harbours Edge, Hope Town, Abaco, Attention: General Manager Bahamian citizens Honest and reliable Work in a tourist oriented business Work well in a team environment pack a lunch like most workmen. Or it can be scorched and marinated in sour orange or lime juice with local hot red peppers. It can be diced and served as a salad which usually includes tomato, onion, sweet pepper, and sometimes cabbage, celery or cucumber (or any variation of these fresh vegetables according to individual tastes). It needs to be well salted and again marinated in plenty of sour to let the flavours mingle. Conch salad is often prepared fresh from the ocean on the back of a fishermans truck who might have just pulled them from his crawl in the ocean (a holding pen where he collects his conch till he is ready to use them) or from a small vendors stall along the streets in many Bahamian settlements, but it can also be found on the menu in many restaurants all over The Bahamas. Many Abaconians fix a salad with ConchFrom Page 12 conch, whelks and curbs (two edible crustasians found on seaside rocks). Then there is conch chowder, similar in appearance to Manhattan clam chowder, but pleasantly different in taste, whereas some people make a white conch chowder reminiscent of New England clam chowder. It is made into a soup or boiled to make a souse. Our world-renowned (as evidenced by the aforementioned article in Time Magazine) conch fritters, which are served with a different and spicy dipping sauce are the happy hour appetizer of choice in many local bars. Conch is delicious steamed and stewed but is probably most often enjoyed fried when it is called cracked conch. A truly utilitarian animal, conch recipes and uses are seemingly endless. As you can see, this royal shellfish is much prized both by locals and visitors alike, so long live the Queen (Conch, that is!) By Isobel Sherman Amnesty International has launched a global campaign to Stop Violence Against Women. The international organization is stating that police need to be aware of their role in assisting victims of domestic violence. According to the United Nations International Human Rights Standards for Law Enforcement the rights of women are as follows; Women are entitled to equal enjoyment and protection of all human rights including political, economic, social, cultural and civil. Police shall be diligent in the investigation and making arrests for all acts of violence against women. Violence against women is a crime and shall be treated as such even when it occurs within a family. Arrested or detained women shall not be discriminated against. Women detainees shall be supervised and searched by female officers. Women detainees shall be separated from male detainees. Pregnant women or nursing mothers shall have special facilities in detention. In addition, law enforcement agencies shall not discriminate in the hiring, assigning, promoting or salary of female officers and sufficient numbers of females should be recruited to ensure the protection of female suspects, arrestees and detainees.Womens Rights Are Outlined

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August 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 BTwo 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 Pace Ship excellent condition, new paint job, 15 HP Mercury 4 stroke engine. $5000 OBO. Call 365-5189 24 Pursuit 2470 WA (walk around), 1998, includes Garmin GPS with map card, 20 gal fresh water tank, CD player, foul weather curtains, 1998 225 HP Yamaha (250 hrs.) duty paid. Price as is $35,000. Contact 365-4045 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 92 Ford Explorer, A/C, CD, tape, runs good, $7800 OBO Phone 554-8779 or 375-9635 95 Ford Ranger Splash black, 5 speed manual transmission, A/C, Sony CD player and speakers, runs good. $6,800 Call Mikey 365-4237 h, 365-4033 w, 554-8683 cell 96 CBR 600F3 low miles, high performance carbs and exhaust. make offer. Call Greg @ 477-5308 or 365-6002 after 6 pm 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 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 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 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, -0262 Forest Drive, Dundas TownWe guarantee service, price & your satisfaction MISCELLANEOUSWANTED: Beachcombing Stories for book research. I would like to hear about your interesting and unusual finds while beachcombing on Abaco. What, when and where. Please send your stories to me at kathy_nesbitt@hotmail.com or P.O. Box 87, Gilford, Ontario, Canada L0L1R0 SUNSHINE TRUCKINGFor all your trucking needs Authorized Trained Dealer for TyrFil The Worlds Foremost DeflationProof Tire SystemCall Now 367-4061 Fax 3668 For Industrial, Off-the-Road, Golf Cart, Wheelbarrow, Motorcycle, Car & Truck TiresAWS Abacom Wireless SystemCoconut TelegraphsDiesel Mechanic Wireless Internet Provider Mechanical/Electrical and Minor Boat Repairs Rohan SpicerP.O. Box AB 20078, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Mobile: 242-554-8188 Work: 242-367-3760 E-mail: bigboyzhome@hotmail.com________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantFinancial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training Specializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207 Island PharIsland Phar Island PharIsland Phar Island Phar macymacy macymacy macyPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 9 am 6:30 p.m. Sundays 9 am 12 noon Ph/Fax 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. 24 Super Boat with 200 HP Mercury outboard, 56+ mph. Clean and in good condition. Asking $17,500. Call Greg at 4775308 or 365-6002 after 6. 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 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 3654120 32 Endeavor Barnacle DUTY PAID, very good condition, Yanmar, A/C, ref, 1 KW generator, 10 sailing dinghy. Offered at $23,800 For more info call Don at 262-377-8418 38 Scarab, Bahamian registered, DUTY PAID, twin 502s, fresh water cooled gas engines w/ TRS outdrives. Many extras, float-on trailer, maintained perfectly, kept in dry storage. $75,000 contact Johnny Bethel 359-6551 or 365-5224 96 GMC Sierra extended cab, lots of extras, grill, etc. $14,000. 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 VEHICLES FOR SALE Your Ad Could Be Here Call 367-3202 Your Classified and Display Ads in The Abaconian Are Now on the Internet

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