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PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction VOLUME 12, NUMBER 17, SEPTEMBER 1st, 2004Guana Cay Project Is ExplainedPasserine Development Is Awaiting Government Approval Please see Guana Project Page 2 About 40 Guana Cay persons turned out on August 20 to get firsthand information on the Passerine Project proposed for the north-west end of Guana Cay. The project would include the 585 acres now owned by Mr. Meister and incorporate over 100 acres of wetlands situated between the project and Guana Seaside Village which presently defines the far end of Guana Cays developed area. Leading the presentation was Mr. Baltron Bethel, Chairman of the Hotel Corporation of the Bahamas and a previous Minister of Tourism. He assured those present that no decision had been made by government. He told of governments strong environmental concerns, and he wants all developers to respect those concerns. He concluded by saying, What is good for Abaco is good for all The Bahamas. Mr. John Head, owner of the Abaco Inn and a principal in the development, and attorney Frederik Gottlieb assisted in showing the residents how all of Guana Cay would benefit from the development. A projector displayed photographs and architects renditions of the project and showed in detail the anticipated land uses the development would include. Questions were answered during and after the formal presentation by Mr. John Mannelly, Jr., Mr. Steve Adelson and Mr. Joey Arenson, who are partners in the development and are principals in Bullock, Mannelly Partners. The mood of the residents was one of Residents of Guana Cay were presented with concepts of the Passerine Project proposed for the northwest end of their cay. Government officials along with the developers had a variety of drawings and posters to explain their project. Residents were a ble to ask questions and discuss the project during and after the meeting. Shown above are Mr. Junior Sands, Mrs. Theresa Sands, Mr s. Donna Sands and Mr. Balton Bethel, Chairman of the Hotel Corporation. Bahama Palm Shores and Casuarina Point now have an additional fire truck. A visitor to the area saw the need for a second truck during the extensive fires this past spring and put the word out in Central Florida of their need for a truck. Lake County donated the truck which needed extensive work. Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Brown had the work done and worked with Mrs. and Mrs. Rex Albury to get the truck to Abaco. Shown here is Mr. Brown presenting the keys to Bro. Bob Cornea, Fire Chief of the Bahama Palm Shores and Casuarina Point Volunteer Fire Service. The residents are appreciative of everyones efforts including Arawak Agency, Tropical Shipping and Customs officials.Fire Truck Arrives for CasuarinaWetlands Meeting Brings ControversyMarsh Harbour residents objected strenuously to ideas of wetland legislation. They were vocal at a meeting suggesting that the wetlands needed to be regulated. Shown here are presenter, Ms. Casuarina McKinney of the BEST Commission, Mr. Percy Albury, Mr. Sydney Albury and Mr. Philip Albury. See story on page 17 Abaco Business Outlook SeminarSeptember 22 See Page 10 for Details

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Page 2 The Abaconian September 1, 2004 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour 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 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 unanimous rejection at the beginning of the meeting but appeared to be one of subdued acceptance by the end of the evening. Specific points of concern by the Guana Cay residents were addressed with a public beach location being a major concern. It was originally proposed to be on the Atlantic beach but it was obvious a public area on Bakers Bay was preferred. The latest word is that this request is being accommodated. Mr. Gottlieb told of his initial skepticism but has since embraced the concept as now presented. He brought out the point that Mr. Meister or a subsequent owner of the land has every right to develop it within the confines of accepted land planning regulations. An earlier plan contemplated by Mr. Meister was shown indicating a very high density project with all wetlands converted into usable lots on dredged waterways. The proposed Pasterine project leaves much of the wetlands and includes a marina for property owners in an area behind the mangroves. Dredging would be required but state-of-the-art silt control measures would minimize collateral damage to nearby mangroves or other marine assets. Mr. Gottlieb asked those present to realize that development is inevitable, and this proposal has many benefits for Guana Cay. He felt the proposed project was well designed using only 30 percent of the land for residential use with the rest being used or left as open spaces. Several of the developers proposals are innovative and new for Abaco. They are dedicating three acres of beachfront land for public use. They are proposing a garbage collection system and a public freight dock which will benefit the entire island of Guana Cay. They are willing to build a community center for local government use including a clinic, a fire station, a public meeting room and other community purposes. An interesting proposal is to form a foundation for owning and managing 5,000 feet of coastal land and six acres of mangrove wetland. The foundation would be governed by The Bahamas National Trust, Friends of the Environment and the University of Miami. Restrictive building setbacks relative to the coastal area is another innovative first for Abaco. Buildings would not be permitted on the dune crest but would be about 50 feet behind the dune crest. There were two setbacks specified depending on whether the beach was low or high energy. Rather than detail the presentation, we are including the entire project outline as given by the Passerine Project developers beginning on page 4.Guana Residents Hear Project Plans Guana CayFrom Page 1 Great Guana Cay residents were interested in the presentation by government officials and developers of the proposed project for Bakers Bay. Although it will bring major changes to the northeast end of the island, it will offer many benefits for the residents of the island. The developer is offering to construct an administration building for the community. Shown above is a suggested conceptual building which could house a clinic, a fire house, meeting room, local government office and police station. The developer will build it to suit the wishes of the town. Road Safety Is Everyones Responsibility

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September 1, 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. Private slip at the dock included. Prices start 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 at $75,000. One lot left with deep water for private dock $197,500. Int. Ref. #1836. 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 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 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY HONEYMOON VILLAInternet Ref. #22912b/2b Loyalist style cottage in the village, 50 paces from andy North End BeachProfessionally decorated & landscapedCentral a/c, outdoor hot tub, watermaker, generator & laundry roomBuilt in 2001Excellent rental history$695,000Kerry 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 vaulted ceilings, central a/c & garagePRICED TO SELL$500,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 TILLOO CAY SEA TO SEA 3 3/4 acres $650,000. Int. Ref. #1884GUANA CAY NEW LISTING BEACHFRONT LOT 100 x 150 $365,000. Int. Ref. #2446NORTH 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 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 YELLOWWOOD AREA 11,250 sq. ft. lot with 80 elevations, breathtaking views of Winding Bay Beach & the Atlantic Ocean. $60,000. Internet Ref. #2113 NEAR WINDING BAY Private community, lots with elevations up to 100 feet, great ocean views, small craft accommodation and offshore 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 SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #23222 bed 2.5 bath main houseWrap around verandahs1b/1b furnished rental cottage20 kw Generator100 ft. x 150 ft. propertyMINUTES WALK TO 8-MILE BEACHPRICE REDUCEDMOTIVATED SELLER 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 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)Fractional ownership forJane Patterson: 242-366-0569 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY BALI HAIInternet Ref. #2041Absolutely turnkeywater front 5,900 sq. ft. estateOverlooking Tahiti Beach4 bed 4.5 bathsOutdoor living & PoolCommercial kitchen12 seat Dining roomDock for 80 vessel & more$2,900,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE NEW 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 PRICEWas $120,000 CASUARINA POINT Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 EXCLUSIVE NEW EXCLUSIVE TREASURE CAY NEAR THE BEACHInternet Ref. #20703 bed 2 bath homeFurnished3 minute walk to the famous powder sand Treasure Cay BeachSpacious tropical landscaped lotSpacious 90 ft. x 140ft. property$220,000Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 LUBBERS QUARTERS TURNKEY HOME & APT.Internet Ref. #2425Charming 2 bed 2 bath fully furnished homeStainless steel kitchen appliances & central A/CGround floor studio apt. with built-in sofas, beds, kitchen & bathLush tropical flora200 from sandy beach$385,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 NEW EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE

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Page 4 The Abaconian September 1, 2004 2004 ADWORKSSALES OFFICES: NASSAU, FREEPORT, ABACO & ELEUTHERA CORPORATE CENTRE: EAST BAY STREET, NASSAU P.O. BOX SS 6232 Reality Check. With BahamaHealth you can. Weve got health plans with flexible options that suit your individual needs. Call for information on individual and group coverage. think you cant get a health plan as individual as you? Passerine at Abaco Great Guana CayLegend A Beach club B Hotel villas C Clubhouse D Golf maintenance E Par 72 golf course F Water storage pond G Beachfront villas H Villas I Mangrove mediation area J Village residential K Marina village L Marina M Island villas N Overlook villas O Preservation area P Sand flats Q Future residential R Logistics area Conceptional Site Plan A work in progress The Passerine at Abaco development was discussed at a public meeting on Guana Cay on August 20. The project was described by Mr. Steve Adelson and Mr. Joey Arenson. The following are the details as they were given by the developers. The proposed project will occupy approximately 585 acres of land and will have only 385 home sites and a small, unobtrusive 75-bedroom inn comprised of 25 villa units, each with three bedrooms. The residential units and the inn will impact less than 30 percent of the property. The proposed development has a 240slip marina. The slips will primarily be for use or for sale to the communitys residents but the Marina Village, the commercial center of the marina, will be accessible to the public. The Marina Village will house the inn, a small general store and a bar and grill. It is our desire to have local Guana Cay residents run the general store, bar and grill and there will be a weekly market place for the Guana Cay merchants. The Marina Village will be designed to reflect the history and culture of The Bahamas and will be a place for all residents to come and enjoy. The marina, which will connect to our community sewer system, will eliminate the need for each ocean front resident to have a dock in front of his or her property. There will be only three docks along the entire length of Bakers Bay, two of which are for use by all Great Guana Cay residents. One will be a beach park/preserve area dock and another will be a logistics and employee commuting dock. The third dock will serve our proposed communitys beach club. The golf course will be a private, 18hole golf course that will provide limited access to local residents for charity events and island social activities. The course will be designed and built with the environment in mind. A salt tolerant grass that requires little or no fertilizers or pesticides will be used on the golf course. All applications of fertilizers and pesticides will be safe for the environment and biodegradable. We will keep a natural, vegetated buffer around the golf course and, as further protection, use catch basins to filter all runoff prior to it going into the ocean. We will build and operate a state-of-the art sewer, water and garbage disposal system that will not impact any of the local systems. Moreover, the refuse transfer area that the project proposes to build will be for the use of all Guana Cay residents. As mentioned in our presentation, we propose to build a Guana Cay Community Center and dedicate ownership of that facility to the community. The design and uses for this Community Center will be completed using local input. All beaches on the property will remain accessible by boat as mandated by Bahamian law. Further, the proposed development will have a public beach park, accessible by boat and golf carts on a beautiful piece of sand beach front. The park will have restrooms hooked up to our sewer system along with picnic areas, camp sites and a gazebo shelter. The location of the public beach park in our current plan is, in fact, located on aGuana Cay Project Is Presentedbeautiful piece of privately owned property with a sandy shore. We have walked the site and confirmed its location. However, based on the feedback from the meeting,, the community desire is to have a beach park on the Bakers Bay side of the property. We want to relocate the public beach park on a privately owned site on the south side of the island.. The beach park as proposed was not rocky. Nonetheless, in light of the issues raised by the community at the meeting, we are relocating the beach park to a sandy beach location on private land on the south side. We will provide at our cost boat and cart access, restroom facilities, camp sites and a gazebo. The rendering of the Community Center is very conceptual and was meant to demonstrate a commitment to provide the facilities rather than dictate the style. It is our intention to gather local input for design, use and ultimate location of this building. The sewage treatment plant is more than one mile away from the Joes Creek area and all of Joes Creek will be preserved and remained undisturbed forever. The fire station will not be built within our community but rather on government land closest to the settlement and will be for use by all Guana Cay. If further study reveals that there is a superior location to the one currently proposed that better serves the needs of all, we will be happy to locate in that mutually agreed upon location. As discussed above, everyone is welcome to eat and dine in the Marina Village. In fact, it is our desire that these eating and dining venues within the Marina Village will be leased to and operated by local Bahamians. The residents of our proposed community will purchase groceries from the existing Guana Harbour Grocery, the general store in the Marina Village (hopefully operated by local island merchants) or in Marsh Harbour, depending on the needs of Please see Guana Cay Page 6

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Page 6 The Abaconian September 1, 2004 AMood PainterSonia IsaacsRoyal Harbour Village in Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0137 www.theconchpearl.com Bold and alive colours typify Sonias work. As a mood painter, Sonia blends skill with versatility, making a statement by blending colours and textures to celebrate the diversity of the many cultures of the Bahamas. Sonia has a BAin Fine Arts from Art College in Boston, Massachusetts and is the first Bahamian woman to host a one-woman exhibition in the United States. Exclusively on Abaco at Conch Pearl Galleries Air-conditioned water front dining or Drink and dine at the popular patio bar . .Phone: Restaurant 367-2366 Marina 242-367-4255 VHF Ch 16Dinghy dock for boating patronsLunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.mDinner 6 9 p.m. Mon Sat.Bar snacks wide variety 11:30 a.m. 9 p.mPicnic Menu 8 Large variety, order 24 hours aheadEmail: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comMusic by EstinJamin Jan Jamin Jan Jamin Jan Jamin Jan Jamin Janevery Wednesday & Saturday Monthly dockage Internet access Water, electricity, phones & cable TV on dockRestaurantwith Water Front TablesMarina and Boutique A Unisex SalonOfra Cosmetics Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza 367-3623 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 dining 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 calendar of events throughout the season CALL FOR TRANSPORTATION Tel: (242) 366-0133/0333 fax: (242) 366-0113the resident. Ecological and environmental sensitivity are a key element to the success of our business. Respecting the environment and the surrounding ecosystem using indigenous landscaping, we can create communities that take on the local flair and communities that feel natural, as if they had been there for many years. This is what our potential residents are seeking. It is extremely important for us to understand the sentiments of the Guana Cay residents as our single most important objective in undertaking the proposed development is to be good neighbors to the entire Guana Cay community and to demonstrate that we have an open-door policy with the residents. Discovery Land Company has a long and successful track record of creating high quality and environmentally sensitive residential communities across North America. We have always made it a number one priority to become an integral part of the existing community and to respect and preserve the local culture and history.Specific Topics Discussed at the Guana Cay Public Meeting1. Garbage We want it to be clear that we will build a refuse transfer station for use by the entire Guana Cay community. This transfer station will allow for the most modern techniques in sorting and compacting refuse. Once compacted, the refuse will be barged off Guana Cay via the public access dock that we would also build for the benefit of the entire Guana Cay. From there, the refuse will be handled in the same way that the Bahamian government handles all its refuse. 2. Beach Access It was apparent from the meeting that preserving beach access for Guana Cay residents is a key issue. First, it is important to note that we are proposing to build a public beach park on our private land within the community. Based on input from the meeting, we are moving the location of the public beach park as shown on our current plan from the Atlantic side to the Sea of Abaco side. This public beach park will have golf cart parking, restrooms, a gazebo, and will be accessible via the beach and via the roads. If approved, we will be selling property up to the high-tide watermark, as permitted by Bahamian law. Further, as required by Bahamian law, beyond the high-tide mark, the beaches remain public and will be accessible via the water and the roads of our community. You will not see any NO TRESPASSING signs put up by the developer on the beach. 3. Golf Course We fully understand the sensitivity of the reef system to harmful fertilizers. As such, we are taking extensive measures to ensure no run-off occurs. These measures include: (i) using salt-tolerant grass on the golf course that requires minimal fertilization, (ii) using organic and biodegradable fertilizers to treat the grass, (iii) maintaining a natural vegetated buffer along the golf hole corridors to prevent runoff, and (iv) using catch-basins in the drainage system to further catch any run-off. It might make you feel better to know that we have golf courses in other locales that are as environmentally sensitive as Guana Cay and we have been recognized by independent environmental agencies for having the most environmentally sensitive practices in place. 4. Fire Station The uses in the Community Center (among them were fire, police, customs, medical clinic and others) were merely proposals and initial ideas. If approved, we would build the Community Center and dedicate ownership to the community. We intend that the uses of that building would be designed with local resident input. We would be happy to support the local fire and rescue teams with a financial donation or equipment. Guana CayFrom Page 4Guana Cay Will Benefit from Development It Pays toAdvertise

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September 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed Sundays 5 1600 KW Standby Diesel Generators Your TV, refrigeration, water pump and air conditioning can operate during power outages. Be prepared and minimize storm damage to your home. Our Lexan shutters protect your home while letting the light in. Stock up on flashlights, batteries, coolers and tarps.A weather-proof lantern makes an inexpensive and effective light at night. Our plywood and tools allow you to make your own custom shutters. Get rope to secure boats & lawn chairs.MarMar MarMar Mar sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or der ader a der ader a der a t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 PAINT Transparent Storm Shuttersof bullet-proof LEXAN Full Storm Protection AND Daylight Dont be in the dark Top quality & Performance Storm shutters are one of the most cost effective steps you can take to protect your home. Keep the wind and water outside while you are safe inside. Dont wait until the last minute. Order custom shutters today! Restaurant Come Join Us for Fine Food Music Dancing Nightly Partying Live Music 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 pmThe proposed development for Great Guana Cay plans to set aside acreage for a preserve in perpetuity. This is a new concept for developers on Abaco and perhaps in The Bahamas. Following is the proposal as outlined by the developer.Mission StatementThe Great Guana Cay Foundation will be established for the express purpose of learning more about the impact of tourism development on the islands of the Bahamas and disseminating that information to residents and visitors alike for the continued preservation of island environments. People from around the world are drawn to The Bahamas for their mystique, beauty and solitude of an island vacation or retreat. The Bahamas is a small country in terms of population size (only 303,000 in the 2000 census), but vast in terms of geographic extent. The Bahamas includes most of a massive carbonate rock archipelago in the western Atlantic, with some 1700 islands and cays that spread over six degrees of latitude. The Bahamas is a very special place in terms of natural history, with a unique attraction to tourists throughout the world. Some people wish to make the Bahamas their second home, and for these people the adjustment to the reality of living on an island may be challenging. Developers strive to meet the desires and expectations of the tourist market; some obvious expectations being beautiful beaches, clear turquoise waters with abundant sea life and a range of amenities for outdoor recreation as well as indoor comfort. The pressures of development to meet and exceed market expectations often bring environmental stress to small, fragile island ecologies. Sadly, The Bahamas is no different from the wider Caribbean and South Florida in experiencing locally catastrophic loss of animals and plants in the wake of episodic development. Environmental degradation usually involves land conservation and land reclamation, specifically mangrove destruction and loss of dune structure and vegetation. The need for planned and managed tourism development in the Out Islands is critical to the economic development of the country; the planning must emphasize a call for better development models and innovations specific to small islands. The political climate surrounding new developments in The Bahamas has become confrontational, with a poorly understood governmental process and approval combined with a lack of capacity on the part of development companies to understand and work with the unique environmental conditions of small islands.Specifics of the PreserveThe project will provide over 70 acres of public access preserve land that will remain undisturbed, in its natural state, for use of all island residents in perpetuity. This includes the two creek areas that include the Joes Creek system. The preserve will be managed by a foundation set up by the developers. The Great Guana Cay Foundation concept will be made up of a consortium of vested institutions and businesses, with an initial gift from Bullock, Mannelly Partners of both land within the northern Guana Cay development project and an initial endowment fund. The assets of the Foundation Will Preserve Joes Creek Wetlands Please see Preserve Page 9

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Page 8 The Abaconian September 1, 2004The AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Isobel Sherman Contributors: Candace Key, 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 . Local Government Is Suffering the Doldrums During past summers there was a rush during August to get schools ready for the September opening. Local government is responsible for most school maintenance but their funding is not always available until mid-July or later. The Central Abaco Council has not met since the budget figures were released in early July. Two of the largest government schools in the Family Islands are about to open and funding for school maintenance has not been discussed. Summer is a good time to handle school maintenance as the buildings are empty and there are no students to be disrupted by workmen. However, summer coincides with the closing on one fiscal year and the initiation of a new accounting year. Neither has the allocation of funding for the four Central Abaco district towns been ratified. Perhaps we have entered a new era in local government with these matters being decided off the record in a back room somewhere. Central government has not helped with local governance either. Administrators are being transferred just as a new budget year begins. We are confidant that any Administrator assigned here will know the rules of the game. However, it takes a while to become familiar with the playing field and the other members on the team. Perhaps there is logic to a new man beginning with a new budget year but it would seem that continuity would be better served to switch administrators when the system is running smoothly and can continue for a while on its own inertia. A stumbling block to the Central Abaco Councils function was the much heralded but delayed re-assignment of Administrator Alexander Williams. This left the departing administrator in the awkward position of either holding a final meeting to discuss the budget allocation or allow a delay, requiring the new man to begin his tenure with the initial budget meeting. Hope Town did manage to squeeze in one Council meeting during the final weeks of Administrator Williams tour here. They found that their allocated funding for garbage collection, storage and removal came up short of the amount necessary. Elbow Cay has a new garbage handling system which is reported to be well accepted by the residents. However, the cost of operating the new system is greater than the amount allocated Hope Town for this purpose. Contractors either must accept lower payments, reduce the service they provide or the service must be curtailed next spring when funds run out. The Central Abaco Council will face a similar shortfall as overall funding for this year is identical to last year. However, the expenses for each town are increasing. One of the Central Abaco Councils first order of business is to study their budgets and decide if the allocations to the towns remain the same as last year or if funds must be shifted for new priorities. The Marsh Harbour Town Committee hoped to begin a trash removal program of some sort for the 2,000 3,000 residents living in the Pigeon Peas and Mud immigrant residential areas. Whether funding will be available for this remains to be seen. Granted that they are squatting on either Key Tract or government land but some effort should be made to remove the garbage generated by several thousand people living in the center of Marsh Harbour. No provision for trash removal has been made for these two communities in the past. Interest in local government of Central Abaco seems to be waning as the third term of local government enters its final and third year. The various statutory boards frequently do not meet for lack of a quorum. Town Planning has worked reasonably well but has frequently had to wait up to an hour trying to locate an errant member to make a quorum. Administrator Williams is now in Freeport and his replacement has, at this moment, not arrived but is expected soon. Council has not met for two months and a hurricane appears to be headed our way. As well as getting a new administrator, Central Abaco is getting a new principal for Abaco Central High School and a new Superintendent of the entire Abaco school system No doubt replacements are on the way but starting off with new people as a major hurricane rattles the system does not allow for the best start to a school year. This is while government stresses that a good education is a requirement for success in the new world order. Bringing the high school facilities up to acceptable standards for the 500 plus students entering each fall has always been a challenge and a storm preceding schools opening will add to the burdens. Whether Hurricane Francis will further disrupt our local and central government operation or cause it to come together as a functional group remains to be seen.Dave RalphAir pollution is a great problem in the world today, causing many health and environmental problems. Unfortunately, people have come to accept this in large cities where there are huge factories spewing out dirty smoke and heavy duty traffic doing the same thing along the major highways. However, on an island such as Abaco where there is no industrialization and few heavy vehicles one would expect the air to be clean and healthy. Hundreds of visitors come here each year for the beautiful clear water and pristine beaches, seeking to get away from the pollution of their daily lives. They expect on such a beautiful island that the air would be fresh and clean but can we really offer them this luxury? The answer, I am afraid, is that the air here on Abaco is not as clean and healthy as one might expect. The disgusting emissions from many vehicles on our roads are polluting the environment for residents and tourists alike. A few days ago I was driving behind a tanker truck and a public utilities company vehicle. The exhaust from both vehicles left much to be desired. When the utility company van accelerated to overtake the truck in front, it spewed so much black smoke in the direction of my windshield that I was almost enveloped. I have never before seen so much dirt emitted from one small van. I am very concerned about the cleanliness of the environment and hate to see this happening all too often on our roads. Public utility vehicles are very bad offenders. This black smoke that is emitted from vehicles is formed mainly by particles of carbon and hydrocarbon that are not burnt during combustion. Many undesirable compounds are emitted, some of which are carcinogenic. In cities suffering from high levels of pollution many health problems can result such as eye irritations, coughs, headaches, asthma, respiratory and cardiac problems. Though we do not have the severe problems of industrialized areas here, it is still important for us to keep our air as clean and healthy as possible. The black smoke one sees coming out of the exhaust is from an engine which is in a bad state of repair. Malfunctioning of the ignition, fuel supply or fuel injection all increase the consumption of fuel and the emission of pollutants. One wonders whether the utility companies and owners of heavy goods vehicles ever have their vehicles checked. They would be making a valuable contribution to the community if they would have their vehicles regularly overhauled to see that they are maintained in excellent running condition. Let us keep our island clean and healthy.ViewpointLet Us Keep Our Air Free of Pollution

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September 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address CitySt. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $40 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: FA 181 PMB 620, 8902 N Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Oct 01 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Ph: 242-367-2797 Fax: 242-367-2359@available GATORADEHERRSHERRS HERRSHERRS HERRS Ranch Flavored Tortilla ChipsSaddle up for some serious flavor! Herrs delicious new Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips deliver a hearty, bold ranch taste that you wont be able to get enough of. Viva La Ranch!WelchsIts a fact.Gatorade is the most researched sports drink on the planet. Which might explain why nothing refuels and replenishes better not water, not juice or soda, not other sports drinks. Its scientifically formulated to have the right taste, the right amount of carbs and no carbonation.Welchs Grape Juice has been a family favorite for more than six generations. Today, our classic purple grape juice has been joined by a wide variety of wholesome juices to please every taste. Theyre all made with the same attention to quality as the original The choice for great cola taste. Aquafina PEPSI Enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Aquafina. Our state of the art reverse osmosis purification system ensures consistently great tasting Aquafina in every bottle. Announcing Dental SpecialistsAgape FAgape F Agape FAgape F Agape F amilyamily amilyamily amily Dental Centre Dental Centre Dental Centre Dental Centre Dental CentreDr. Therese M. Bonamy & StaffP.O. Box AB 20676, Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 242-367-4355/54 Fax: 367-2193E-mail: agapedental@batelnet.bs Dr. Munir Rashad Sept. 3 Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeon (Wisdom teeth) Dr. Woodley Thompson Sept. 9-10 Orthodontics (Braces) Dr. Antoine Clarke Sept 16-17 Periodontics (Gum disease & implants) Dr. Therese Bonamy (Full time) General Dentistry (Aesthetic, Restorative & ZOOM BLEACHING) Janet Ferguson RDH (Full time) Dental Hygienist Call today for an appointment All emergencies and walk-ins are welcome Proverbs 3:5-6 Foundation will include the conservation area and a visitor/outdoor recreational facility on Great Guana Cay. The Foundation has a mandate to develop a selfsupporting outdoor recreation and education program for property owners and their families as well as for Abaconian residents. The Foundation must raise funds to support long term environmental research, outreach and education programs for Bahamian schools and archiving and dissemination of long-term ecological monitoring of Great Guana Cay environs. There is a clear need for leadership in the development community to make the planning, discussion, implementation and results transparent to the public as a living classroom in compatible development. What are appropriate construction methods? How can marinas be constructed to minimize long-term ecological damage or water quality degradation? These are not purely academic questions, but critical to both the long-term economic viability of a development project as well as the environmental health of island systems. Specifically, the Great Guana Cay Foundation mission is to use the development on Guana Cay as a case study for compatible development to provide special educational and outreach opportunities for expatiate residents, local Bahamians and the wider community of scientists and policy makers. The Foundation will work in cooperation with Bullock, Mannelly Partners to build a rare partnership of environmental, education and economic interests in small island developments.ObjectivesThe Great Guana Cay Foundation will function as a consortium of academic institutions, environmental groups, development interests, local residents and educators. The Foundation will take responsibility for three important objectives: 1. The Foundation will be tasked with creating a living history of the island, and maintaining a dynamic information system on the ecology and physical environment of Great Guana Cay before, during and after development. 2.The Foundation will be tasked with the maintenance and management of the conservation areas within the development including mangroves, beaches and coastline buffer zones. 3. The Foundation will be tasked with promoting and facilitating interactions between scientists involved with long-term environmental research and monitoring in the environs with outreach and educational programs for island residents and Bahamians. PreserveFrom Page 7Foundation Structure and AssetsThe Great Guana Cay Foundation will be in the unique position to offer spatial and temporal comparison of landscapes that are natural and highly altered. The Foundation will have the By Portia Jonsson Its school time again! School children are probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that summer is over. Some kids feel nervous or a little scared on the first day of school because of all the new things: new teachers, new friends, and maybe even a new school. Luckily, these new worries only stick around for a little while. Im sure that most parents agree that when we were in school things seemed less complicated and less stressful. However, we have to face this present-day reality and offer our children as much love and support through their school years. This is important at the beginning of the school year, particularly if your children are attending a new school for the first time. There are many ways parents can help to make going to school easier for their children: Remind your child that he is not alone in feeling anxious during the first day of school. Before school starts, ensure that all the paperwork has been done in order to avoid any confusion and extra stress during the first day of school. When appropriate, perhaps you can drive or walk your child to school and pick him/her up on the first day. Make sure that your child has had his/ her annual medical check-up. Make sure that you make the proper arrangements with school authorities if your child needs to take medication at school. If your child has any allergies, make sure that the school is aware of them and is prepared for any allergic reactions. When your child is starting the year at a new school, parents should recognize that their child might need extra support. Talk to your child about his thoughts and fears about the new school. Its also a good idea to visit the school with your child before classes begin. Looking into the new classroom and meeting the new teacher in advance will help make the first official day of school easier. By recognizing that school is stressful to most children, parents can continually support their children and keep an open dialogue on any school-related issue with their child. Knowing that we, as parents are on their side is reassuring to our children. On a final note, what I find works well is that children are reassured when they discover that their parents went through school and survived! Its always a good idea to share your school experiences with them too!Viewpoint . Going Back to Schoolmanagement responsibility over a coastal mangrove creek system as well as a coastal buffer zone around the development. In addition to the conservation areas within the development community, there are a number of nearby marine reserves, protected areas and national parks.Foundation Will Study Visitor Influence on Wetlands

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Page 10 The Abaconian September 1, 2004 Resort Features: Spectacular 3-mile beach Championship golf course Marina-view restaurant & bar Pool,tennis,watersports 150-slip full-service marina Diving,snorkeling & dive shop Boat rentals,charters & guides Hotel rooms,2 or 3 BR suites Treasure Cay Road (exit off Bootle Hwy) TREASURE CAYHOTEL RESORT & MARINA Hotel: 242-365-8801 Spinnaker Restaurant: 242-365-8469 Golf Course: 242-365-8045 Treasure Divers: 242-365-8465 www.treasurecay.com The Min. of Transport and Aviation, the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, said on August 25 that the $1.35-million upgrades ongoing at the Exuma International Airport in Moss Town, Exuma, will ensure that the facility meets world standards. What you see here now at Exuma International Airport will be the prototype for airports nationwide in this country, as it relates to security, personnel and crash fire rescue services, Minister HannaMartin said. The upgrades to the facility include a new arrivals terminal, a newly-renovated departure terminal with screening equipment, close-circuit television system and a sterile departure area for screened passengers. Ten security officers and six additional firemen, who were all trained by the Civil Aviation Department, were recently hired. A newly-acquired crash fire rescue truck, a T-1500 Osh Kosh vehicle, was also purchased at a cost of about $125,000. Mrs. Hanna-Martin pointed out some works in progress, such as the conveyor belts, new canopies for the arrival areas, repair of the fire station and installation of signage. Additionally, there is landscaping going on and that is being done by the Beautification Committee, she said. These are Exuma residents and I want to take this opportunity to commend them for taking ownership of this airport. I think this is a fine example of community responsibility. The committee, she added, will display local artists in the airport, position planters inside and around the terminals and install a sound system to play Bahamian music throughout the facility. She reminded residents that the committee will need their support in fund raising for their projects. Minister Hanna-Martin said she is excited about the airport being certified for night flights by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) because the economic opportunity that that opens for Exuma is just untold. She announced that the airport will be transferred to The Airport Authority, which is responsible for the Nassau International Airport. This is being done to ensure that in the management and operation of this airport that the highest standards will be maintained, Minister Hanna-Martin said. The Civil Aviation Department will still be responsible for all regulatory matters; but we are seeking to maximize the economic selfsustainabilty of this airport. Minister Hanna-Martin said the focus on the Exuma International Airport is now being brought to others throughout the country, with Marsh Harbour, Abaco, at the top of the list. This government is committed to orderly development of our islands and to ensuring the maximum quality of life for Bahamians everywhere and that is not just for today; but for generations to come, she said. Mrs. Hanna-Martin told the airports employees that this is an important place in the scheme of things in the country.$1.35 Million Upgrade Is Underway at Exuma International Airport After a successful launch last year, organizers have announced the date for the upcoming second annual Abaco Business Outlook seminar. Under the theme Building on Diversity this years conference is slated to be held on September 22nd at Abaco Beach Resort. Co-organizers of the event are the Abaco Chamber of Commerce and the Nassaubased marketing firm, The Counsellors Ltd. According to the Chamber president, Mr. Michael Albury, This organization and the Abaco community as a whole are more than pleased with The Counsellors continued commitment to hosting an event of this magnitude once again on their island. Abacos growth and contribution to the Bahamian economy cannot be overlooked and so its only logical that we continue to expand our roster of conference sites to include this island which is definitely on the move, said Ms. Joan Albury, President of The Counsellors. Speakers at the September conference include a cadre of professionals from various fields throughout the country. Attendees will hear from the Hon Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism Building on Diversity ; Michael Albury Welcome Address; Glen Pritchard of Tropic Seafood Fisheries Opportunities & Challenges ; Felix Stubbs of IBM Technology, Communication & Information ; Art Sands, 1st V.P., Abaco Chamber of Commerce, Abaco Outlook ; Dale McHardy, Manager, Bahamas Development Bank Economic Diversity & Strength Through Small Business; John Bethel of Tropical Shipping The Shipping Industry: Indicator of Economic Growth ; Mark Scott, general manager of The Abaco Club of Winding Bay Report on the Resort Development ; and Alfred Stewart, Chairman of the Social Security Reform Commission Social Security Reform The wide array of speakers and topics certainly reflects the seminars theme of Building on Diversity , said Joan Albury. Abaco is blessed with a diverse economy whether agriculture, fisheries or tourism, and the purpose of the seminar is to showcase the various different opportunities available for the growth of individual businesses, the islands economy and the country as a whole. Were extremely excited to return to Abaco, she further added. The reception we received last year was overwhelming and numerous attendees, including local high school students, thanked us for bringing such an informative and timely programme directly to them. The Business Outlook seminars began 13 years ago in New Providence, with this years Nassau edition drawing hundreds in January. The sixth annual Grand Bahama edition of the seminar was held in March. Persons wishing to register for the upcoming Business Outlook seminar in Abaco can contact The Counsellors Ltd., tel: 242322-7505-6, or the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, tel: 242-367-5822, for details, or register online at www.tclevents.com.Business Outlook Seminar Will Return to Abaco Road Safety Is Everyones Responsibility

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September 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 SchoolSchool SchoolSchool School UniforUnifor UniforUnifor Unifor msms msms msSchool Bags & Luggage Clothing for the Entire Family Household ItemsQueen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourPhone 367-2017 Mon Sat 8:30 5:30Spooners FAMILY DEPARTMENT STORE NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayCherokee SoundBy Lee PinderAfternoon ShowersOther parts of Abaco have gotten plenty of rain, but here in Cherokee we seem to suffer more than other places both from being too near the ocean and from the lack of rainfall, especially since the first of the year. However, we have had rain just recently. Just four weeks ago almost all the lawns in town were so brown and dry that it was thought they could never be rejuvenated, but you would never believe it to look at them now. Now the thunderstorms are visiting us nearly every afternoon and trees are sprouted new leaves, flowers have brand new blossoms and the lawns are once again the greenest green possible. Even though there is a shortage of sweet water in the settlement, many have tried to water just enough to keep things alive, but there is nothing like a little rainfall. While we are having these frequent showers, it is a good time to cultivate your garden so that you will have a good crop of tomatoes by Christmas so get busy. Brandon and sister Rachel Claire Sands South Abaco NewsNewcomer In TownRachel Claire, the first daughter of Timothy and Julie Sands, was born in Nassau on July 16th. Mother and daughter are doing just fine and big brother Brandon, 3 years old, is beaming and visibly proud of his brand new baby sister. Summer Comes To An EndA summer school was held for preschoolers as well as the incoming first graders over the holidays and proved to be very successful. Thanks to Michelle Lowe and Joann Bradley for giving up their holiday to teach the kids. Leaving Cherokee All-Age Elementary this year to attend 7th grades classes in Marsh Harbour will be Kaitlyn Albury, Lance Bethel and Colton Albury. Lance was not due to move on until next term, but he sat for the entrance exams at St. Francis de Sales and passed so he will be skipping a grade. Good work, Lance! New first grade students this year include Tiffany Albury, Donovan Hepburn and Joshua Albury. Michelle Lowe will be returning as principal plus a new teacher who is yet to be named by the Education Superintendent. She will be replacing Diane Sutherland, who has returned to Canada. In addition, the new tile floor will be finished just in time for the fall semester. Thanks to the communitys support and several fund raisers throughout the past year, there was enough money in the kitty to pay for this project. Ms. Lowe would again like to thank the parents, family and friends for their help. Everyone agrees the new floor gives the old building a brand new look.Sandy Point Girl DrownsThe body of Teneka Bain was found floating under a dock in Sandy Point on August 25. The-ten-year-old girl had been living with her grandfather in Sandy Point for four years along with her five-yearold sister, Chancy. The two girls had been swimming by the Fishermans Dock along with their uncle, Wayde Bain. Mr. Bain had warned Teneka not to swim in deep water and had taken Chancy ashore. However, Teneka apparently dived under a boat near the dock and did not resurface. Her body was found 15 minutes later under a dock. Her body was taken to the Sandy Point clinic where the nurse performed CPR and other emergency procedures. She did not respond and was pronounced dead. Her body was flown to Nassau.

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Page 12 The Abaconian September 1, 2004 By Portia Jonsson This summer five young students, all with a keen interest in marine science, interned at the Department of Fisheries in Nassau in an eight weeks program. During this period they participated in two research projects which they hope will have profound effects on Bahamian fisheries. On August 17th the students together with Ms. Tamica Rahming, Fisheries Officer in the Public Education, Research and Conservation Unit, traveled to Abaco to conduct surveys, collect basic fisheries data, make presentations to various communities and distribute materials relative to the rules and regulations governing fisheries in The Bahamas and marine conservation. Dimitri Quant is a 10th grade student in high school in Nassau and was the youngest of the group. He is interested in marine biology and photography. He believes that a no-take season similar to that of crawfish should be placed on conch because there are too many Bahamians taking juvenile conchs. Shanishka Bain is going into her third year at Beloit College in Wisconsin and studying biochemistry. She is passionate about educating Bahamians on the importance of marine reserves and the effects of over-fishing. Another third year collegiate is Nadia Lockhart who is studying marine biology at the College of The Bahamas. She is confident the lessons learned during her internship at the Department of Fisheries would help her as she works towards becoming a marine biologist. First year student Zhivago McPhee is studying environmental engineering at the College of The Bahamas. He is an artist with sketches and cartoon drawings of marine scenes which will be turned into posters and used by the Department of Fisheries, not only in The Bahamas but worldwide. The last member of this ambitious group was Ian smith, a 12th high school grade student in Nassau. He is an aspiring marine biologist and one of the four students who are scuba certified. The groups research projects focused on snappers and conch. The snapper research entailed identifying species immaturely taken and identifying ones that are threatened. During the research project it was discovered that the immature mutton snapper is caught most compared to yellow tail and lane snappers and is also endangered. The research on the conch focused on implementing a closed season for the conch similar to that of the crawfish. The group would like to recommend having specific measurements of the thickness of the conchs flare lip. The groups findings will be presented at the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Meeting in Florida later this year. Fisheries Officer, Ms. Tamica Rahming, would like to see this program expand to include Abaco. Far too often persons go off to school, get a degree but do not apply it and do not have ground experience. Ms. Rahming added that this internship program helps to build confidence, community skills and prepares the students for making presentations. She advised that this was the first year for the program in this capacity and admits that she did not have this opportunity when she was in college. It is therefore her desire to make this program available to every Bahamian. During the groups two-day stay on the island they visited Fox Town, Cherokee Sound, Sandy Point and Hope Town conducting meetings, surveys and distributing pertinent information. Ms. Rahming said the communities that did not come out missed something good.Young Marine Scientists Visit AbacoA group of high school and college young people interned with the Department of Fisheries in Nassau this past summer. They visited Abaco to do surveys, research and made presentations to several groups. They were accompanied by Ms. Tamica Rahming, Fisheries Officer. They are, left to right, Ian Smith, Nadia Lockhart, Dimitri Quant, Shanishka Bain, Ms. Rahming and Zhivago McPhee. The Abaconian is now on the Internet at We Can Do It All!Church Programs Wedding Invitations Souvenir Booklets Full Color BorchuresAbaco Print ShopPhone 367-3202 Abaco Shopping Center Marsh Harbour

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September 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 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. Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $110 $295 $645 26 Paramount $180 $450 $925 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour Carleton Masonic Lodge Raises Money for Victims of Hurricane CharleyThe Carleton Masonic Lodge held a fund raising cook-out in Marsh Harbour on August 21 to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Charley on the west coast of Florida. They will send the money to a sister lodge in Boynton Beach, Florida, which sent supplies here after Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Mr. Jimmy Williams is the Worshipful Master of the Lodge. Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island For ALL Your Business StationeryLetterheadsEnvelopesBusiness CardsAbaco Print ShopPhone 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Abaco Shopping Center Marsh Harbour ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INN Bahamas Electricity Corporation Abaco Operations Abaco Print Shop Marsh Harbour 367-3202 Sea Star Car Rentals 367-4887 Abaco Glass and Gallery 367-2442

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Page 14 The Abaconian September 1, 2004 White Sound, Elbow CayBoat House Restaurant Boat House Restaurant Boat House Restaurant Boat House Restaurant Boat House RestaurantCome for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Childrens Menu Saturday Breakfast Includes Chicken Souse and Stew Fish We Have Special Off-season Marina and Villa Rates!We Will Be Open All Year! 7 Days a Week!Come Try Our Special Off-season Menu Aug. 30 to Nov. 15Waterfront VillasOne, two & three bedroom units On the ocean & harbour All with Full Kitchen/Air Cond/Sat TVFull Service Marina50 Deepwater Slips Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice Fresh Water Pool Garbonzo Reef Bar For local transportation to Sea Spray Call VHF 16 or 366-0065 E-mail: seasprayres@oii.com www.seasprayresort.com 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 Bahamians everywhere should feel proud of the way their country was represented at a Save the Chesapeake Bay charity ball and auction that was held in the gardens of the home of Mr. Peter de Savary on August 7 at Newport, Rhode Island. Mr. de Savary is the developer of the Abaco Club on Winding Bay. Over 100 talented Bahamian ambassadors marched, sang, danced and preformed their way into the hearts of all in attendance. A variety of Bahamian vendors served various tropical drinks, a cigar roller made cigars to order and an ice sculptured bar served Bacardi rums and liquors. Terell Russell, a chef from Abaco, made delicious conch fritters while the guests waited, a steel drum performer and a Cuban band performed. All combinedThe Bahamas Goes to Rhode Islandthey gave everyone the sights, smells and sounds of the Caribbean. Opening the entertainment for the Bahamian-themed night was the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band. Although rain interrupted their routine, their performance brought thundering applause from all the spectators. The 40-member Colors Junkanoo group in their beautiful costumes rushed down the path with horns blowing, cowbells ringing and rums pounding. Fire dancers and a limbo act were included in the entertainment. A large group of Bahamians including members of the Royal Bahamas Police Band, entertainers, singers, Junkanoo dancers, chefs and Tourism officers entertained at a charity ball in Rhode Island at the home of Mr. Peter de Savary, developer of Winding Bay. The successful evening was a great way of showcasing Bahamian talent. Shown above is the Police Band marching into the party area. This is the record of rainfall in the Little Orchard area of Marsh Harbour JanuaryUnavailable February3.98 inches March0.26 inches April1.50 inches May0.35 inches June0.94 inches July 6.07 inches August 8.38 i nches (Aug. 24) The drought we experienced earlier this summer was the worst on record since 1965. From late February we had no heavy rain until July 13 when 2.84 inches fell. We thank Mr. Reginald Patterson for sharing this record with us. He has faithfully kept records for many years. Drive SafelyWatch for School ChildrenRainfall Record for 2004 Hints for Helping Our Environment Reuse the bags that you get from the grocery stores.Friends of the Environment Presents

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September 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 2,3,4&5Bedroom BeachfrontRentalsTreasure Cay, Abaco, BahamasPhone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501www.BahamaBeachClub.comTollFreeReservations:800-563-0014 18HoleGolf Course,Tennis,BoatRentals, Scuba,IslandTours,Shopping&More!One of the10Best Beaches in the WorldNational Geographic LUXURYCONDOMINIUMS Tbh By Portia Jonsson When the students of Every Child Counts Learning Centre return to school this year, they will be presented with class material generated on the computer and internet. Mr. Marsden Lawley, teacher at the school said this connection would mean a broader perspective for the students and access to the worlds library. Each student will be responsible for establishing a web page in their area of interest to present to others. Mr. Lawley advised that the key to all this is having a motivational medium for students to refine their reading and writing skills. He added that the children will also be able to learn about other cultures in the worldEvery Child Counts Is Now on the Internetapart from whats outside their door. Providing this generous gift and service free of charge is Mr. Chris Claridge and Ms. Tara Hingle of OutIsland Internet. Mr. Claridge is very conscious of the importance of providing quality education to students on Abaco. Being able to provide this service free of charge to schools throughout Abaco is his way of giving back to the community. He said that Every Child Counts is the first in the line of schools to get this high speed wireless service. For more information on getting your school hooked up, please contact Mr. Chris Claridge at the OutIsland Internet office. Standing around the Multi Media Internet Centre is Mr. Marsden Lawley, teacher, Mrs. Lyn Major, Director of Every Child Counts, and Mr. Chris Claridge of Out-Island Internet. The internet will be used for science presentations, social studies and student projects. Out-Island Internet donated the wireless equipment and desk for the work station and is providing internet service free of charge.

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Page 16 The Abaconian September 1, 2004 Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO MERCPANGA & MIMSA BOATSThe Minister of Health and Environmental Services, the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, said on August 13 that wetlands play important ecological, sociological and economic roles in The Bahamas. He said that the role of wetlands in maintaining the countrys freshwater reserves is not fully appreciated. For The Bahamas the functions of wetlands are tied to the environment and economic sectors such as flood control, groundwater replenishment, shoreline stabilization and storm protection, sediment and nutrient retention, climate change, migration, water purification, reservoirs of biodiversity and recreation and tourism, Minister Bethel said at a press conference on the National Wetlands Policy. He said The Bahamas is blessed with an abundance of creeks and wetlands. Bahamian waters also provide safe passage for many of the big migrating game fish. The wetlands are important nurseries for such nationally important marine species as conch, grouper and lobster, Min. Bethel said. Wetlands are also important for breeding for the nations most popular game bird, the white crowned pigeon and an important nesting area for endangered bird species such as the West Indian tree duck and the pink flamingo. He said that the Marls of Abaco that stretch almost to Grand Bahama, feed the Little Bahama Bank and it is an important and unique biological ecosystem, just like Andros. (Marl is a crumbly mixture of clays, calcium and magnesium carbonates, and remnants of shells that is rich enough to be used as a fertilizer for limedeficient soils.) The Government, recognizing the value of the wetlands, became a member of the Ramsar Convention in 1997, and under that Convention it has several important obligations, Minister Bethel said. The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands is an inter-governmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. There are presently 140 countries party to the Convention with 1,374 wetland sites, totaling 121.4 million hectares. The Conventions mission is the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local, regional and national actions and international cooperation as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world. Unfortunately, like most countries around the world, Min. Bethel said, The Bahamas too is experiencing a rapid loss in the quality and numbers of its wetlands. Many Bahamians and foreigners who come to our shores, are still uninformed of the significance of wetland ecosystems to our livelihoods. As a result there is a persistent problem with pollution and irresponsible development which often has detrimental effects on the health of these systems, he said. We in The Bahamas need to recognize that wetland ecosystems are a part of our natural wealth and human wealth. The government, Min. Bethel said, is consciously trying to improve the image and knowledge of wetlands in partnership with private interested citizenry. In an attempt to further the process, however, the National Wetlands Committee under a grant provided by the Ramsar Convention is starting the national consultative process for the development of a National Wetlands Policy, Min. Bethel said. Public consultation will take place on the following islands: Abaco, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama, San Salvador, Andros, Long Island and New Providence. As Minister of Health, with overall responsibility for the environment, I urge and encourage the public to actively participate in these consultations to ensure that their concerns are included in the formulation and publication of this policy.Importance of Wetlands Is Not Fully Appreciated Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 Presenters Casuarina McKinney and John Bowleg on the left listened to the opinions of local residents after a meeting to discuss proposed legislation regulating the use of wetlands. They are joined here by David Knowles, Department of Agriculture officer for Abaco, in the background, Mrs. Steve Albury and Mr. Floyd Sawyer on the right. The residents were strongly against legislation which would limit their access to the wetlands. They defended their use of airboats and pointed out benefits that they felt the airboats brought to the wetlands. 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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September 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 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 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 Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is Cherokee HIGH-SPEEDWIRELESS INTERNET Out Island Inter .Net Bahama Palm Shores Cherokee Sound Fishers Bay Guana Cay Hope Town Leisure Lee Little Harbour Lynard Cay Lubbers Quarters Man-O-War Marsh Harbour Scotland Cay Tilloo Cay Winding Bay Treasure CayNow Available in:Wireless@abacoinet.com367-3006Legislation is being considered and is expected to be enacted related to the preservation or use of wetlands. Public meetings are being held throughout the Bahamas to get diverse opinions on the subject. The first of these Family Island meetings was held in the Marsh Harbour Court Room on August 19. Approximately 30 persons from Marsh Harbour and nearby communities attended with most being quite vocal. Conducting the presentation was Mr. John Bowleg, Chairman of the Wetlands Commission, and Ms. Casuarina McKinney of BREEF, both from Nassau. The role of the commission at this time is to gather public opinion on wetlands related to recreational and commercial uses, issues concerning development, water management and collection, preservation and other concerns. Community input throughout The Bahamas will be noted, summarized and taken into consideration for the preparation of wetlands policy and subsequent legislation. The meeting got off to a boisterous start when Mr. Bowleg asked for suggestions related to wetlands. The first suggestion was that he go back to Nassau since the Abaco swamps were in good hands already. Next, he was told by Percy Albury and echoed by Sidney Albury that, we dont want or need Nassau to tell us what to do. Floyd Sawyer reinforced the mood by asking what we are protecting the wetlands from. Ms. McKinney explained that one element is to ensure a water flow into the remote wetland areas and gave the bridge connecting Little Abaco to Abaco as an example. In fact, government has recognized that a large culvert or bridge of some type is needed there to restore the vitality to the marine nurseries on the south side which has been denied access to the spawning fish in the open water to the north by the causeway. Members of the audience were quite vocal and adamant that any legislation banning airboats would be resisted. Examples were given where the airboat trails or roads have been beneficial to water flow and have provided additional feeding areas to wading birds. Ms. McKinney noted that it seemed unanimous that maintaining water flow into the coastal wetlands is a vital concern to be addressed in any coastal development. We have no say, shouted a voice in the back of the room. Nassau does as it wants. I have noticed in my 16 years here that the mangroves are cut back gradually every year, said George Phillpot, a Man-O-War resident. Government has allowed much of the destruction but the mangroves must be protected, he said. Stagnant wetlands breed mosquitoes, and it was said that the airboat roads allow water flow into many of these areas in the marls, reducing the mosquito population. Again it was asked of Mr. Bowled and Ms. McKinney, What damage do the airboats do to the wetlands? This is just an attempt by government to eliminate airboats. Mr. Bowleg conceded he was not a bird expert but said it was possible the airboats impacted on migratory birds. Again the statement was made that government had no business telling residents where airboats are banned. Examples were given by the audience where government allowed fresh or brackish marshes to be opened to the sea for development for example, the canal at the Great Abaco Club and the canal network on Grand Bahama Island. Both of these have allowed salt water intrusion into the land to the detriment of the ground water. The Marsh Harbour dump was another example where a wetland was taken for a dump site and is still being used, pushing ashes and debris further into the marsh. Destruction has been fostered by government but now they want to restrict us, chimed a voice from the back.Wetlands Legislation Is Debated Please see Wetlands Page 20

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Page 18 The Abaconian September 1, 2004 Local Agent:Marsh Harbour Shipping Company P.O.Box AB 20777242-367-3341 Fax:242-367-4885 Ray Weatherford,Shelly Russell and John BethellThe BestConnectionto AbacoSaturday departure and Sunday arrival,ready for Monday pick-upFull Container Load Services including expanded area of equipment positioning throughout the southeast United StatesWe provide fenced and secure dockside storage and parking in Marsh HarbourConveniently located near Interstate 95 at 1489 Martin Luther King,Jr.Blvd.Riviera Beach,FL 561-844-8306Consistent and personal customer serviceLess-than-container load, Refrigerated and Consolidation Services 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 BIKESAbaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Open 9 am 5 pm Mon. Fri.Raffle Tickets Event TicketsPlain, numbered or with stubsAmerican citizens over the age of eighteen residing in The Bahamas are eligible to vote in Novembers Presidential Elections in the United States, even if they have never voted in the U.S. before. To register and vote from abroad, American citizens must submit a request for an absentee ballot to the voting registrar in their most recent place of residence in the United States. The voting registrar will then send a ballot directly to the American citizen for completion, usually requiring that it be returned by Election Day or shortly thereafter. An estimated six million Americans overseas will be eligible to vote by absentee ballot in this election cycle. The American Citizen Services section at the embassy has a simple, postcardsize ballot request form that can be used by voters from all 50 states. Embassy The United States Embassy has announced a change in the process of issuing non-immigrant visas. The schedule for non-immigrant visa applications will remain 8 11 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. Applicants for immigrant visas may submit documentation Monday through Thursday from 8 -11 a.m. Immigrant visa interviews will be scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Applicants will receive their passports with the visas between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. It is advised that applicants arrive at the Embassy after 9 a.m. for quicker processing of their visas. With this change to a two-step process, individuals will submit their applications, be interviewed and leave the Embassy, a process that should take less than half an hour. Prior to leaving, applicants will be issued a receipt and can return to the Embassy in the afternoon to pick up their passports, a process that should take approximately ten minutes. As a part of the change, someone other than the applicant can pick up the passport as long as they bring the receipt. According to Embassy officials, this newly enforced two-step process is de-Two Notices from the Embassy of the United Statessigned to maintain a high level of customer service while the Embassy begins renovations to the Consular Section. The renovation is designed to create an improved customer service atmosphere for both immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants. Renovation of the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy on Queen Street will begin in September and is scheduled for completion this December. Beginning September 6, 2004, the American Citizen Services unit will be open from 1 -4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. 12 noon on Friday. All routine activities including passport applications, consular reports of birth abroad and notarial services should be conducted during these hours. staff can help potential voters fill out and submit their request forms in accordance with their districts specific rules. The deadlines vary, but some states require request forms to be received at least sixty days before the election. Potential voters are therefore urged to submit their absentee ballot requests by early September. Absentee ballot request forms are available at the embassy during regular business hours. For more information, please contact the American Citizen Services section at 322-1181 or via email at acsn@state.gov. Additional voting information is available online through the Federal Voting Assistance Program at www.fvap.gov. Make your voice heard: register and vote.Changes in Applying for a US Visa U.S. Citizens, Make Your Vote Count SubscribersPlease send your E-mail address to davralph@batelnet.bs for renewal notices Buckle Up... Its the Law!

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September 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 C & A VC & A V C & A VC & A V C & A V ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft DrinksTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNOW SELLINGNOW SELLING NOW SELLINGNOW SELLING NOW SELLING Gatorade V8 Splash Bluebird Smoothies Bottled Water Malts and Canned SodasFarewell Party Was Held for Administrator WilliamsMr. Alexander Williams, Senior Administrator for the Central Abaco District and the Hope Town District, has been transferred to Freeport, Grand Bahama. A farewell party was held in his honour on August 25 at the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour. He was presented with several gifts in appreciation of his services here. Although the electricity was off for most of the celebration, those atttending enjoyed the party. Shown above are Mr. Gary Sawyer, Mr. Richard Gibbs, Mr. Williams, Mr. Michael Albury and Mrs. Jeritzan Outten. CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front By Isobel Sherman The Abaco Disaster Preparedness Committee held its first meeting on Hurricane Frances on August 30 in Marsh Harbour. Chief Councilor Cay Mills gave brief remarks and then the meeting was turned over to the disaster preparedness chairman, Mr. Silbert mills. Basically the meeting was to disseminate information from the different persons in charge of the various areas in a disaster. Mr. Mills pointed out very strongly that hurricane Frances is a very dangerous hurricane and coming on the waning full moon makes it even more dangerous. He compared it to Hurricane Floyd. The various agencies, BEC, Batelco, Social Services, the Fire Department, Water and Sewerage, ZNS, Police, Defense Force and shelter management made their reports. Since Hurricane Frances is a category four storm, only four shelters in Marsh Harbour area are safe. They are Central Abaco Primary School. Church of Christ in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Central High School, the third block and St Frances de Sales Church. The Command Center will be located at Central Abaco Primary and will be operational from September 1. An additional team of Defense Force officers are being dispatched to Abaco and will be in place before the storm hits. The next meeting will be September 1.Disaster Preparedness Committee Meets

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Page 20 The Abaconian September 1, 2004 For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.com Services include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Well stocked marine store Mechanical repairs Marine Store Products: Yanmar Engines & Generators Marine Paints & Accessories Repair & Resin Supplies Yanmar Parts & Service Bottom Paint & Solvents Stainless Steel Bolts etc. Cleaning Supplies Cutlass Bearings Fuel Dock Zincs Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat Lift Bottom blister repair Propeller repair 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 Percy Albury did not want government enacting more laws restricting what people can do. Ms. McKinney noted that government has recognized its errors in this regard and is taking steps to rectify dump locations. Another complaint was that the rental boats used by tourists cause far more wetland damage than natives. Furthermore, the proposed fisheries preserve in Old Robinsons Bight would exclude Bahamians from using and enjoying one of the last accessible native marine areas. A common theme from many of those present was that natives should have their say in any wetland policy, not the foreigners who come here and want to restrict access and change everything. It was then suggested that Abaco Outback, which charges visitors for trips into some of these marsh and mangrove areas, may be financing this effort to preserve their business. Further negative comments were made about the environmentalists who write articles in The Abaconian against airboats. Mr. Bowleg and Ms McKinney attempted to refocus the meeting, and it was agreed that water flow needed to be re-established at the bridge at Little Abaco and on the Cherokee Road. Road fill at Stink Pond north of Murphy Town and at the Lake City swash just south of the Casuarina Point road were two other locations where restored water flow under the roadway might be beneficial. It was generally conceded that the dumps in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay should be moved from the wetland fringe to more suitable areas. Ms. Dianne Claridge said all Abaco dumps should be relocated. The proposed development at Bakers Bay on Guana Cay was another project brought up by the audience which will impact heavily on a wetland area and which needs close monitoring. One in the audience, believed to be a foreigner, said that if rules are not put in place, we stand to become like the Florida Keys with rampant development, pollution and few natural areas for fisheries nurseries. The two speakers were then reminded that our success with attracting boaters was a major cause of harbour and reef pollution from their holding tanks. Mr. Lonnie Albury brought out the recurring theme, Government will do as it wants and our concerns dont matter. The audience felt is a wetland policy was necessary, it should be established by Abaco natives. They felt more control needed to be exercised on dredging operations and outflow from harbour-front restaurants which have outflow pipes directly into the harbour. Questions were asked why the pumpout station scheduled for the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour was eliminated during construction of the port facility. The harbours of Hope Town and Marsh Harbour were both felt to be seriously polluted. A trench was suggested for the head of Marsh Harbour leading to the other side in the vicinity of Boat Harbour which would allow water circulation and improve water quality in the harbour. Someone in the audience said that the thousands of residents of the Mud contribute to water and harbour pollution. The area is a filled-in swamp close to the coast and sanitary practices are non-existent with sewerage runoff migrating to the harbour. Ms. McKinney was asked why government is not making any effort to address this situation which is a far larger problem for Abaco than trying to restrict airboats. The Bahamas National Trust was then criticized for its attempts to stop fishermen from using compressors for fishing. Prominent environmentalists in Hope Town were singled out for their stand against airboats and restrictive measures in the coastal areas. Michael Albury, President of Friends of the Environment, attempted to explain that the proposed legislation was in our best interests and not directed against airboats. He was then attacked verbally for lobbying for environmental causes and notifying environmental persons to attend this type of gathering and lobby for more restrictive measures. He was faulted for not informing the general community about these issues so they could counter the environmentalists. It was emphasized again by residents attending that the wetlands posed less of a problem than the Mud, dumps and junkyards, and government would be better advised and more appreciated to address these problems. Ms. McKinney thanked everyone for their spirited comments and asked for written suggestions to the BEST commission in Nassau which is compiling a report for government on the wetlands issue. Interested persons can go on the Internet to: www.best.org for further information or to send comments or suggestions. This present interest by government and the public consultation process, which Abaco had the first meeting, was funded by a small grant from RAMSAR awarded to the Bahamas for wetland study and subsequent legislation. The Bahamas signed onto the RAMSAR Convention in 1997. The name comes from the city in Iran where a convention was held in 1975 on conservation and use of wetlands world-wide. Another public meeting will be held sometime in September on this topic. WetlandsFrom Page 17Wetlands Debate Is HeatedBahamian Hotels Maintain Hurricane Cancellation PolicyBahamian hotels have policies in place to facilitate the comfort of their guests. When a hurricane approaches those hotels that belong to the Hotel Association have a Hurricane Cancellation Policy. This policy gives the vacationer a choice of using deposits or payments they have made toward a future stay at the same property in The Bahamas, or in the event that the vacationer cannot travel to The Bahamas at all, it provides the vacationer with a full refund. Although it is not mandatory that all hotels adopt the Hurricane Cancellation Policy, the properties are encouraged to adopt it. Furthermore, they encourages hotels to be considerate in respect to hotel rates in cases in which guests must stay in the country beyond their original date of departure. The Hotel Cancellation Policy is designed to facilitate the comfort of guests as well as to protect the reputation of hotels and the destination of The Bahamas. Drive SafelyWatch for School Children

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September 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 21 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 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 Hair, Body & Soul Unisex Salon Need a new look? Let us help! BarberingWaxingMassagesFacialsAcrylic NailsAirbrushingEar PiercingHair ExtensionsLonnette, Florence, Misty &CindyTuesday Saturday 9 am 6 pm Located on Crockett Drive next to K & S AutoTel: 367-0125 Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 Great Guana CayFirst Caribbean Merges Two Abaco BanksMr. Paul Bartlett, Abaco Branch Manager, and Ms. Kasha Frank, Branch Ambassador, is welcoming customers at the newly renovated FirstCaribbean International Bank in Marsh Harbour. Barclays Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in The Bahamas and the Caribbean have been in the process of merging for the past couple of years into the FirstCaribbean International Bank. There has not been much change for their customers on Abaco until August 30. The landmark Barclays Bank at the traffic light in Marsh Harbour closed its door for the last time on August 27. The CIBC building was renovated to accommodate the changes. Now all customers of those two banks will be doing their banking business at the CIBC bank building. Annabell Bain, 76, passed away on August 20 in Sandy Point. She is survived by sons Hilton, Anthony and Leon Bain; stepson Edward Bain; daughters Naomi Dames, Allardise Culmer, Victoria Butler and Rozelda Clarke; sisters Mary White, Ismae Seymour and Dorothy Dean; brother James Davis; grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.Obituaries of Family and Friends By Jennifer Hudson The first Sunday after Labour Day in the United States (which happens this year to be September 12th) is observed by millions as Grandparents Day. What a lovely tradition it is to honour grandparents and to help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer. I think this would be a lovely tradition to adopt here in The Bahamas. The first Grandparents Day was proclaimed in West Virginia in 1973 and was initiated by a West Virginia housewife, Marian McQuade, mother of 15 children and grandmother of 40. In 1978 President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation proclaiming it National Grandparents Day. The monthViewpointHonour Grandparents on September 12thof September was chosen to signify the autumn years of life. This would be a perfect time to enhance communication between the generations and to encourage patience, understanding and appreciation for the elderly. Family get togethers and picnics could be arranged and family albums could be looked at together. Grandparents could pass on talents to their grandchildren such as cooking, quilting and music and tell some very interesting stories to keep the past alive. It would be an excellent time to delight shut-ins with a visit and remember older people unable to be with their families with a phone call or a card. All Abaco RegattaSeptember 23-25 Regatta Village Treasure Cay Ferry Dock

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Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKIDr. Kathleen Sealey from University of Miami, Florida, spoke at a science conference on marine environment mapping. She emphasized that islands are very vulnerable and particularly small islands. The area she was concerned about is the coast bordering the sea. Island ecologies are much less diverse and can suffer much more extensively from a variety of circumstances. The size of the island makes a big difference as the smaller the island the more easily its ecological balance can be affected. Island coasts are particularly vulnerable. Wind storms, extinction of some species and new species all influence an islands ecology. Hurricanes greatly impact the natural communities. The islands in Caribbean are diverse with the larger islands having more diversity. The Bahamas is unique as the Bahama Bank has 10 times more shallow water than land. It is unique, being the only area in the Caribbean with an extensive bank area. Changes in islands ecologies are frequently permanent. Human interference such as overfishing results in depleting of a species to the point that the species can never come back. The loss of habitat or a change in the quality of habitat can make permanent changes. Human activities such as clearing land or allowing runoff into the coastal environment can stress an area. Dr. Sealey talked about four ways that humans bring about changes. 1 Humans change and physically restructure their environment. This is done by dredging and filling. Dredging canals increases property values but is very bad for the environment. 2 Land is used in destructive ways. This includes the loss of vegetation, dumping and sand mining. 3 Land cover is changed and vegetation is replaced. 4 Invasive species are brought in such as scavola and casuarina. Loss of species, loss of abundance, loss of production, loss of plant diversity all impact diversity at the coastal areas of the islands. Offshore in the coastal area algae provides food for fish and young juveniles. Nursery habitats are very important in life story of the fish we use. More studies are needed to recognize problems and make changes to better protect the environment. Everything we use on land eventually goes into the sea. For example, septic systems with soak-aways are fine for low density areas but can be a disaster for areas of high density populations and can bring about long term environmental changes. We need to make the regulations necessary to protect the environment while still allowing development. It is our environment which attracts the developments adding to our prosperity.Island Coastal Areas Are Vulnerable Two Potcakes Are Adopted in the StatesKeith and Melinda Rogers of Marsh Harbour found themselves with eight potcake puppies that had been rescued from being drowned. They are keeping them until homes can be found for them in the States. Penny Haglund of Missoula, Montana, heard about the puppies while vacationing here and agreed to take one back with her. She ended up choosing two puppies that she wanted to adopt. On August 27 Midget and Peaches left with her and her daughter Nakia for their new life in Montana. The Rogers want to thank the many people who assisted in the puppy logistics of getting them to their new home. Other puppies are available for adoption. Call 367-5871 for information.

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September 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 23 Dive Shops Marsh HarbourDive Abaco...................................367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures................367-2963Hope TownFroggies...................................... 366-0431Treasure CayTreasure Divers............................365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures.............365-8111Green Turtle CayBrendals Dive Center...................365-4411 Guana Cay Dive Guana...........365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............365-6013 Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, 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 Adults $90 RT, $50 OW Cars, trucks and cargo Call Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Islander Express Bus between Marsh Harbour & Sandy Point -For information call 366-4444 or 457-9958 Enovahs Bus Service Hourly bus through Murphy Town, Dundas Town & Marsh Harbour to Ferry dock. Spring City early morning & late afternoon. 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.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Ginos ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.................Closed Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room..............Closed...Aug 25 Nov 1 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes..................Closed... Sept 6 Nov 6 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys............... Closed Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys Closed ...Sept 4 Nov 1 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mackerals..........................................367-5932 Hope Town Abaco Inn Closed Sept 7 Oct 14 Capn Jacks Closed Club Soliel.........................................366-0253 Harbours Edge..................Closed to Oct 25 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudys Place.................$$$.........366-0062 Sea Spray.......................$$ .........366-0065 Man-O-War Pavilion....................Closed Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay..........................Closed until Oct Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Travellers Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club...............Closed Sept Lauras Kitchen Closed Oct mid-Nov McIntoshs Restaurant......$.............365-4625 New Plymouth Inn........$$$.............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 www.abacochamber.org Abaco area code 242 unless listed otherwise 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 Airlines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ....... 367-2266 Air 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: Effective July 2004Treasure Cay Resor t..............................................$18 + $5 Madeira Park ..........................................................$12 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock.....................................$6 + $4 Moxy .......................................................................$16 + $5 Bahamas Star farm ................................................$20 + $5 Sand Banks ............................................................$22 + $5 Joes Creek .............................................................$40 + $6 Black Wood............................................................ $16 + $5 Fire Road & Coopers Town...................................$35 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$50 + $5 Wood Cay ...............................................................$55 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $60 + $5 Fox Town................................................................$65 + $5 Crown Haven ..........................................................$70 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport ..........................................$70 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour............................. $60 + $10 T Cay Hotel to G Turtle Ferry or Blue Hole...........$14 + $ 6 T Cay Hotel to Marles .............................................$20 + $5 T C Hotel to Joes Creek ........................................$30 + $6 T C Hotel to Moxey .................................................$14 + $5 T Cay Hotel to Banyan Bch Club.............................$6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport.................. $70 + $10 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 1 Sep 04

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The Winding Bay Development Is on TargetVOLUME 12, NUMBER 17, SEPTEMBER 1st, 2004 Developers of the upscale Abaco Club on Winding Bay are extremely pleased with its progress and say that it is right on target for its New Years Eve, 2004, grand opening. According to Project Director, Mark Scott, sales have even exceeded expectations and in view of this an additional 20 hotel rooms have been added to the original plan. I had my first look at the Abaco Club very recently when I was treated to a tour of the property by Mr. Scott and I was extremely impressed both by its beauty and its amenities. On entering the property guests will immediately find themselves at the reception building where, upon checking in, their vehicles will be valet parked in the main car park. They will proceed to their accommodation by golf cart which will be the only form of transportation allowed on the property. Sand roads were originally considered for their natural look; but for more comfortable driving the developers decided to put in hard gravel surface roads. The property has been thoughtfully landscaped using all of the original native underbrush vegetation which has been charmingly interspersed Please see Olympics Page 14Grand Opening Will Be On December 31, 2004The Abaco Club of Winding Bay, located on a picture perfect beach, is constructing buildings which add to the tropical paradise feeling. Water sports are inviting with equipment conveniently on the beach. In the distance are the club house and spa under construction. Several two and three bedroom cottages are under construction just beyond. Seventy cottages will be scattered around the club house. The golf course is nearing completion and horses are due for the stable soon.Bahamians Win Medals at the OlympicsGoombay Festival Holds Last EventOn August 24 Tonique Williams Darling won the womens 400 meter gold medal in the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. It was the Bahamas national anthem that rang out as she stood proudly on the podium. Her nearest competitor was Mexican Ana Guevara, who came in .15 seconds behind her. Ms. Guevara had been unbeaten in competitions during the past three years. Ms. Darlings time for the 400 was 49.41 seconds. Bahamian Tonique Williams Darling was jubilant when she won the gold medal in the womens 400 meter competition at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Debbie Ferguson is shown in competition in the womens 200 meter in which she won a bronze medal in the Olympics last month. Christine Amertil was also in the 400 meter race but came in seventh place. There to watch her come in with the winning time were her husband, Dennis Darling; her mother, Debbie Williams; Members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band entertained the crowds at the final Goombay program for this year. They did their fancy marching before switching over to their pop band music. The New Wave Dancers and the Spring City Rockers provided continuous entertainment as the crowds enjoyed Bahamian food and dancing. See story on page 6. Please see Abaco Club Page 2 Mark Your CalendarChristmas BazaarMarsh Harbour December 20

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Page 2 B The Abaconian September 1, 2004 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 with 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. 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.with native flowering plants which attract myriads of butterflies. All native vegetation which had to be removed for the development has been re-situated on site. Construction is well under way on the 70 cottages to be built for sale and rental. All top quality materials are being used in the construction of these houses and care has been taken to use materials which will blend well into the landscape. All sidings are cedar, decks are of Ipe, South American mahogany, and roofs are copper tile. Inside, the same high quality and workmanship abounds. All kitchen and bathroom counter tops are of granite and the floor tiles have been imported from Italy. Each home is well appointed with high quality appliances and an outdoor barbeque grill. The largest cottages are three bedroom, three bath while the smaller cottages have two bedrooms and two baths. All homes are situated with an uninterrupted view of the incredibly beautiful bay and beach. In addition to the 70 cottages being built by the Abaco Club, there are an additional 60 lots designated for private owners, 42 of which have already been sold. The first two houses are under construction and it is expected that six will be well underway by Christmas. All lots were originally selling for $1million but are now fetching between $1.75 million and $3.5 million dollars. Also under construction is a large circular clubhouse which will offer superb amenities for relaxation in a very informal atmosphere. In addition to a bar, dining areaConstruction at Abaco Club Is ProgressingTwo of the people who are making it all happen at The Abaco Club at Winding Bay are shown here. Mr. Mark Aitken on the left is in charge of the 18-hole golf course which is well underway for a major golf tournament planned for November. On the right is Mark Scott, Project Director, who oversees the construction of the cottages, club house and other resort amenities. The club house and cottages are high above Winding Bay, each with a beautiful view of the idyllic beach and bay. They are placed so the views are not obstructed. The cottages will be sold, then turned over to a management team for rental. One of the most beautiful beaches on Abaco, Winding Bay will be shared by many highend investors who are buying the beach front property. Two houses are under construction in the distance. Lots have sold well and Mr. Peter de Savary has already begun Phase II, well before the scheduled time. and open kitchen, there will be an adjoining spa featuring sauna and steam rooms, four beauty treatment rooms and exercise rooms for yoga and Pilates. A swimming pool is in the plans. Beach lovers will delight in the large expanse of white sandy beach which is equipped with lounges, thatched beach umbrellas and a beach bar and grill. A large variety of Hobie Cats, canoes and paddle boats are on hand for the more energetic guests. Close by are changing rooms, showPlease see Abaco Club Page 4 Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Fridges Freezers Phones Satellites Car Stereos/Amps Stereos TVs Speakers Home Appliances Abaco Distributors Ltd. Ph: 242-367-2265 242-367-3042SALES SERVICES REPAIRS AND ACCESSORIES HOT! HOT!Cool Down with Air Conditioners Starting at $244Great Low Prices Everyday

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September 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 B 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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Page 4 B The Abaconian September 1, 2004 J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs Island Power Solutions Life as it should not stop when there is a power loss. Generators from 6 to 600kw Special Model 600GMAX 6kw Price:$6995(Delivered) Contact Steve Pedican Ph: 359-6411 or 365-8770Need an alternate Power Source? ers and the Golf Pro shop. Rising alongside the beach is the 18-hole golf course which is judged to be one of the most spectacularly located golf courses in the entire Caribbean region. An unusual feature, I am told, is the placement of a putting green and driving range adjacent to the first hole tee for warm ups. The golf The 18th hole on the top of the ridge has a spectacular view of the ocean on one side and and the buildings of the Abaco Club of Winding Bayon the other side. The golf course is a links course, the only one in the tropics. A links course disturbs the environment less than typical golf courses. The developer has left much natural vegetation and is using native plants to a great extent in landscaping. Seventy twoand three-bedroom cottages are planned and several are nearing completion. The cottages are being built with low maintenance materials and all include amenities such as hot tubs.They are sited so each house overlooks a great view. Abaco ClubFrom Page 2 course is maintained by a very experienced head greens keeper, Mark Aitken from Scotland, and has been planned with an advanced drainage system which provides a 30 minute recovery, even after torrential rain. The greens crew begin mowing at 5 a.m. every day. Six Texas quarter horses are in the United States waiting to be shipped here to take up residence in their newly built stables at the Abaco Club. These steeds will be available to take guests on treks along the beautiful beach. The site of the Abaco Club is presently a hive of activity with between 250 and 300 workers employed on any given day. Ninety-five percent of these employees are Bahamian. Once the Club is open, it is expected that there will be a permanent staff of approximately 250, 98 percent of whom will be Bahamian. All staff will be trained as first aiders and six or eight will receive additional training as First Responders, bringing them almost on a par with para-First Phase Will Be Complete in December 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 information Please see Abaco Club Page 5Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Centre Monday Friday 9am 5pm Ph: (242) 367-3202 Fax: (242) 367-32012005 Calendars 2005 Calendars 2005 Calendars 2005 Calendars 2005 CalendarsPlastic Business CardsAdvertising Magnetic LabelsPP PP P ersonalized Christmas Car ersonalized Christmas Car ersonalized Christmas Car ersonalized Christmas Car ersonalized Christmas Car dsds dsds ds ff ff f or Your Business or Your Business or Your Business or Your Business or Your BusinessT-Shirts, Caps, Mouse Pads Promotional Items! Come in and see our Catalogs! Key Rings, Pens, Mugs

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September 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 B 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 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 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QFREE Q FREE QFREE Q FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TETE TETE TE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optionalAbaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display Ceramic Granite Stone Procelain Vinyl Wood medics. The Club will have its own fire engine and mobile first aid unit (ambulance) on site. Telephone, cable and power conduits are presently being installed and are expected to be in the ground within a couple of weeks. Bahamas Electricity Corporation has been busy for some time installing new poles and Abaco ClubFrom Page 4 wires along the Cherokee Road and electricity is expected to reach the site by October. Switching on will probably take place in November. A sewer treatment plant will be on site for the 70 cottages on the hill and garbage collection will be handled by Bahamas Waste. Everything is looking good for the first expected guests to take up residence in early December. 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 Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of Abaco

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Page 6 B The Abaconian September 1, 2004 ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: New! 3/4 acre ocean front parcel on the Atlantic Ocean.112' x 290' Owner will deed in access to Coco Bay Beach. Parcel is located just steps away from pristine diving reef that you can swim to.$625,000 plus 7% to close 1.46 acres on north end. 135' on Atlantic Ocean beach. $480,000 plus 7% to close 14 lots across from Atlantic Ocean with waterfront on Inner White Sound. acre and up. Starting at $78,650 Quiet waterfront on Black Sound. Excellent storm protection. 1.35 acres. 125' dock. Close to bonefish flats and Gillam Bay beach. $650,000 A jewel of a home with pool set high on a bluff overlooking the Sea of Abaco. One acre. Stunningly landscaped with wooden decks and walkways. Six building set in pod arrangement. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Wicker and rattan furniture. A/C throughout. Satellite TV. 1.98 million plus 7% to close acre near ocean beach and Coco Bay beach. High on ridge. Many fruit trees. B$85,000 Three acre lots within 5 minute walk of public dock, waterfront and Green Turtle Club $60-$70,000 each 2 bed 2 bath furnished home with view of ocean and Sea of Abaco. A/C throughout. W/D. Wrap around porch. Reef close enough to swim to. Many custom pieces. $575,000 plus 7% to close ONO North End: Stunning, furnished 3 bed 2 bath home with fireplace. 125' on Atlantic Ocean. 35' elevation. Commanding views of the ocean. Spacious screened-in porch. One acre. $1.32 million plus 7% to close New! Prime waterfront location in the town of New Plymouth at Long Dock. Water views. Two story furnished commercial site plus one bedroom and one bedroom one bath full apartment. $390,000 plus 2% Hilltop lot 200' by 300' offering views of the Sea of Abaco and Coco Bay. Large mature trees. B$360,000 Under construction: three 40 x 32 foot 2 bedroom 2 full bath cottages. 9 ft. ceilings. Landscaped. Central A/C Water maker. Ceiling fans throughout. Five minute walk to Coco Bay beach and 5 more minutes walk to ocean beach. B$ 375,000 gross A perfect site on White Sound. 2 bedroom 2 bath main house with deck and porch. Boathouse and 2 Whalers. Guest cottage with one bedroom and one bath. Waterfront on the Sea of Abaco. Only accessible by boat. Needs work. $660,000 ONO Four unit income producing building with views of Coco Bay and dock. $700,000 plus 7% to close. MUNJACK CAY: 1/4 acre on Atlantic Ocean. 125' frontage. $183,000 gross ABACO MAIN LAND: 100' x 200' on the Sea of Abaco. Near Fire Road. B$59,000 110' x 200' on Sea of Abaco. New nearly finished home 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom. Near Fire Road B$177,000 UNDER CONTRACT: Lot 11 Coco Bay $70,800 gross Pirates Rest house $515,000 plus 7% to close Lot 10 Coco Sound Tract $180,000 plus 7% to close Lot No. 4 Bight O Bay Beach $360,000 plus 7% to close Lot 9 Green Turtle Estates $45,000 plus 7% to close Little Ambrigris Cay $695,000 pl. 14% SOLD: The Beachhouse $1.85 million plus 7% to close Osprey Nest $957,500 gross Surcouf House $525,000 plus 7% Starfish Villa, Turtle Point, Green Turtle CayOCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIES G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636Sales, Rentals and Property ManagementE-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.oceanblueproperties.com Caribbean constructorsSand & Quarry Cracker Dust Rock Local 3/8" 3/4" Rock Imported ditto Pea Rock Imported Concrete Blocks6"x 8"x 16" 8"x 8"x 16" Monday Friday 7 am 4 pmP.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2502Deliveries throughout Abaco By Portia Jonsson Goombay Summer came to en end on August 27th at the Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour. For the past month visitors and locals flocked to the park to soak up a taste of Bahamian culture, sample the native dishes or just simply enjoy a summer night under the stars. But for many, it was the performance of the New Wave Dancers that reeled them in. This young dance group from Freeport, Grand Bahama, energized, electrified and excited the crowd. It was hard to take your eyes off them once they took the stage. The New Wave Dancer group is the brainchild of Choreographer Jullion Collie. After returning from college in 1996, Mr. Collie and his aunt, Ms. Roslyn Collie, opened a dance studio in Freeport, the Bahamas Dance Theatre. When the dance studio began, there were 45 students enrolled. Today, there are 300 dance students with the New Wave Dancers as their most advanced group. They have performed at various functions throughout Grand Bahama and traveled to the Turks Island a few months ago. According to Mr. Collie his dance studio teaches a little of everything includingGoombay Entertains HundredsAugust 27 was the date of the last Goombay Festival for this year. Once again crowds enjoyed the variety of entertainment along with the Bahamian food and booths offering a selection of Bahamian crafts. Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour has proved to be an ideal site for this celebration. Please see Goombay Page 7 The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band again performed at the Goombay Festival on August 27. Their elaborate marching maneuvres are always greatly appreciated. Some of them have formed a pop band which is much more informal and always get the audience on their dancing feet. 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 BEST BUYS IN ABACO1109 Two story building in the heart of Hope Town with 2 bedroom apartment upstairs and two commercial rental units downstairs. 1105 Bonefish Lodge located on the beach in Sandy Point with 10 rooms, large dining room and kitchen, just minutes to the flats. 1123 7 unit apartment complex in Hope Town. Four one bedroom and three two bedroom units. Always a waiting list of tenants. 1003 Two bedroom, two bath cottage on 17,000 square foot lot with approved plans for a main home. Turn key. Dockage & views. 1115 5 lots with amazing views and excellent elevations. All lots 1+/acre in size and underground utilities to come. Coral Point Large elevated lot with partially completed home. Tilloo Cay Two waterfront parcels with great elevations and good draft to shoreline. Little Harbour Best ocean views on Abaco from this 2 story home with two bedrooms, two baths & large game/ entertainment room North End, Hope Town Vacant lot in quiet area, close to beautiful beach, ready for building. Guana Cay Two adjacent beach front homes. One offers 2/1 and the other 3/2. Guana Cay Vacant beach front parcel on high bluff and amazing views. GREAT PRICE!!

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September 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 B 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 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. Appliance Centre AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION Electrical and Appliance Sales & Service We have a complete line of Installation Supplies & Accessories Full Warranty on all Equipment & AppliancesLocated on Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTelephone: (242) 367-3186 e-mail: marcoac@batelnet.bsBeat the Heat & Get Cool Come and see our Freon 22$115 30lbsChest FreezersSpecial forCrawfisherman Starting at $3995 cu. ft 25 cu ft.End of SummerSale5000 BTU A/Cs $199 5000 BTU A/Cs $199 5000 BTU A/Cs $199 5000 BTU A/Cs $199 5000 BTU A/Cs $19910 30% offAppliances New Wave Dancers Electrify CrowdBahamian, Latin, African, Hip Hop, Limbo, Fire Dancing, Tap Dance and Ballet. The dance studio is opened to the young and the young at heart with its oldest dance member at 54. During the groups 40 minutes performance at the Goombay Summer festival, they carried out a variety of seven to eight dance routines, which takes two to three weeks to perfect. Mr. Collie advised that the costumes are fitted to the dance routine. Traveling to Abaco was no easy task for the dance troop. After taking a one-hour bus ride from Freeport to McCleans Town in Grand Bahama, the group then went by ferry to Crown Haven, Abaco, to begin their one hour and fifteen minutes drive to Marsh Harbour. This was followed the next morning by an early departure. This long GoombayFrom Page 6 and exhausting trip did not appear to affect the groups performance at all. They are definitely first class performers. Mr. Collie believes the experience in traveling to another Family Island to perform has been a good one for the dancers and looks forward to many more years of being a part of Goombay Summer Festival. The marching Royal Bahamas Police Force Band is always very exciting to watch as they go through their elaborate marching maneuvres. The band is popular and travels extensively as good ambassadors of The Bahamas. Drive SafelyDont Be an Abaco Fatality

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Page 8 B The Abaconian September 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 WE DONT PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTYLocated in the Colina Building on Queen Elizabeth Dr. Ph: 367-3742 Fax: 367-0064 Automotive Batteries Gel Batteries High Reserve Capacity Batteries UPS Computer Batteries(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! Come check out ourE-Tec 60 HP with tiller handleJust in time for crawfish seasonFull range of reliable Johnson & advanced Evinrude motors & partsIn stock 2 250 hp at lower than U.S. PricesFactory trained mechanics and reliable serviceAsk about our Three Year Warranty PolicyDolphin MarineGreen Turtle Cay242-365-4262 Island MarineParrot Cay242-366-0282 Sea Horse MarineHope Town242-366-0023 Roberts MarineGreen Turtle Cay242-365-4249OUTBOARD SHOPMarsh Harbour 367-2703 email: outboardshop@abacoinet.comBy Jennifer Hudson Mr. Bob Ferguson lives in an attractive old pine house in Spring City which actually had a history before its Spring City days for once upon a time it stood in Pine Ridge, Grand Bahama. This house is one of several which was put on a barge and shipped across to Abaco when the pulp wood operation moved here from Grand Bahama. In 1959 the Owens Illinois logging operation moved to Snake Cay from Riding Point, Grand Bahama. All the wood by that time had been cut on Grand Bahama so the company came to Abaco for the abundance of pine on this island. Thus, Spring City became settled and grew up in three sections. Firstly, there was Old Town which consisted of the houses transported from The Gap at Riding Point. The Gap, on the northern coast of Grand Bahama, was the residential area for the employees of Owens Illinois of The Bahamas. Many of the houses there were moved from Pine Ridge. About seven or eight of these houses can still be seen in excellent condition today along one of the settlements streets. Next was White Town where the middle level management lived. Since these people were white Bahamians, this is how that particular area derived its name. Lastly, came New Town which is the area where the newly built wood houses stand today built for the people recruited from abroad to run the sugar mill when it came into operation. The top level managers for the pulp wood operation did not reside in Spring City but lived in the houses on Snake Cay and Casuarina Point. In mid-December of 1959 the river side-wheel paddle ship named the Robert Fulton was towed to Snake Cay from Riding Point, Grand Bahama. Before arriving on Grand Bahama in 1956, it had been converted into a store, a school, a clinic, offices and apartments. The doctor for the clinic was Dr. Ejnar Gottleib, who resided on the Fulton before moving into his home in Marsh Harbour. The children of the residents of Snake Cay attended school there while the Spring City children attended school in Lake City. Another settlement, Lake City, came into existence at this time about 13 miles south of Spring City. This was much larger than Spring City and housed most of the pulpwood workers. Most of the lumber company workers who lived there were Turks Islanders while the BahamianThe Early Days in Spring City and Lake CityThis is one of the houses in Spring City which was built in Pine Ridge on Grand Bahama, was moved to The Gap on the eastern end of Grand Bahama and was finally moved to Spring City in 1959. Some of the houses were built of pine lumber which is very dense. Please see Spring City Page 9 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

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September 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 B Gallery & Frame Shop Tel: 367-4227 Abaco Glass Tel: 367-2442 Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@coralwave.comWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote,workers lived in Spring City, Dundas Town and Murphy Town. Lake City had an All Age Government School which survived Hurricane Betsy and provided safe shelter for the residents. Interestingly, this school building was later removed from its site in Lake City and became the library at the old St. Francis de Sales School. The Ministry of Education opened the first high school on Abaco in 1972 in three adjoining buildings in Spring City before the school was moved to its present campus in Murphy Town in 1984. The building still stands but now houses a small shop and Collins Bar Room. Lake City and Spring City both had a Pentecostal church for which Brother Spring CityFrom Page 8 A government school and a Pentacostal church in Lake City were both important places where the residents of that community could get together to socialize. The church, the building with the steeple, was later moved to the campus of St. Francis de Sales School in Marsh Harbour where it served as a library. Swain, a Turks Islander, was minister. Lake City also sported a small bar and club which were run by Bob Ferguson who is now a shoe mender in Spring City. CJCJ CJCJ CJ s s s s s WW WW W elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop On the waterfront at the end of Key Club Rd. Marsh Harbour Phones: 367-4011 or 367-4879 Fax: 367-4018 Custom Fabrication Decorative Security Bars Marine Items Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, Boat Trailers Fuel & Water Tanks Outboard Brackets Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Machine Shop Offering: Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Cylinder Head ResurfacingCustom Stair & Porch Rails Made & InstalledAluminum, Stainless & Black Iron Welding About two miles from Snake Cay was another small settlement called Campbell Town which housed the Haitian workers.

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Page 10 B The Abaconian September 1, 2004 PELICAN SHORESThis fantastic parcel of land on the harbour is over 1 acre Very Private Area $875,000.00LITTLE ORCHARD3 Bed, 2 Bath fully furnished home with efficiency apartment Great neighbourhood for kids! $265,000.00DON MACKAY BLVDLarge Lot (1.5 acres) with building across from Abaco Wholesale $335,000.00 HIGH ROCKBeautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home furnished, 2,000 sq.ft. central air family room $510,000.00HIGH ROCK 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home, Very desirable area Fantastic views of Marsh Habour, Lubbers Quaters Hope Town, central air, furnished, 2 car carport Lot 1.08 acres, 50 ft above sea levelPrice Upon InquiryLITTLE ORCHARDTriplex 2 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartments 1 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Apartment All fully furnished, central air, good income!$380,000.00HIGH ROCKWaterfront Home 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath partially furnished, 2 car garage, central air Excellent sea views Property 160 x 380$750,000.00REGATTAS OF ABACOCondos for sale and rental Daily, weekly and monthly 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security, central airCall for InformationHIGH ROCKLovely home on the waterfront 4 Bedroom 4 Bathrooms on 2 acres of nicely landscaped property, swimming pool, fully furnished, Boat house & dock, fantastic views, 2 car garage and much morePrice Upon InquiryEXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVEDON MACKAY BLVD2 Buildings on 2 .5 acres of Property in Center of TownPrice Upon Inquiry TREASURE CAYCARLETON LANDING Reserve your Condo on the canal on Galleon Bay NOW! Call for Info P.O.Box AB-21027 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 242-367-4962 Email:lesliepinder@hotmail.com PELICAN SHORESCharming 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home on the water tastefully furnished central air, tiled driveway, 2 car garage Beautifully landscaped with underground sprinkler systemPrice Upon InquiryBAHAMA PALM SHORESLots Available E X C L U S I V ERENTALSIF WE DONT HAVE IT, WE WILL FIND IT! Leslie Pinder MARSH HARBOURCondos on the hill 2 Bed, 2 Bath $165,000.00CASUARINA POINT4 Bedroom, 4 Bath on the Beach Central Air, Private Getaway $1,650.00 per weekPELICAN SHORESHome on the harbour 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Central Air, Large Patio overlooking harbour, dock and dock house Very private $3,500.00 per week

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September 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 BElbow Cay Dorros Cove 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,500 sq.ft residence with 2 bedroom, 1 bath 1,100 sq.ft guest house. Southeastern point of island. Swimming Pool Private boat slip. Superb ocean and cay views. Furnished # AB112NEW PRICE $1,970,000. "Point of View" NEW 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 September 1, 2004 This 4 bed, 2 bath, ocean view home offers 1800 sq. ft. of air conditioned living space & would make an ideal first home for the local Bahamian or a low maintenance second home for a seasonal resident. There is approx. 850 ft. of open decking around this Bahamian style wood framed home. Large open dining & living areas offer a beautiful backdrop for entertaining guests. The property has mature fruit trees & native foliage. This is a must see for any investor! Located on Key Club road in Marsh Harbour is approx. 6.5 acres of prime real estate. This property is situated in a very quiet, residential area & faces the ocean with great views of the neighbouring cays. This spectacular lot has over 450 ft. of water frontage w/ 50 ft. elevations. This lot has great potential & could be used for a sub-division or commercial business. 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 Sweet Haven White Sound$402,000.00Commercial Acreage Marsh HarbourEXCLUSIVECall for PriceEXCLUSIVETo 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.#2149 #2150 A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery By Candace Key Its gone forever. Its once wide-spread, leafy boughs are now mere sticks of dead wood trucked away as refuse. Our oldest community citizen who is 83 told me the tree was huge when she was a child. The 100-year-old once proud, lofty cork tree withstood many severe hurricanes,Viewpoint . On the Death of a Treedroughts and diseases to fall to a chainsaw in a matter of hours. The sounds of the machete chops and chainsaw killing the tree made me physically ill that day. I kept thinking of the beauty and usefulness of the tree which would be no more. In its place would be the rental second home for a foreign investor. An environmental friend and I quickly E mailed the purchaser of the property to plead for the tree to be spared for future generations of Bahamians to enjoy. The return Email tersely stated, The cesspit to our planned rental cottage wont fit the tree must go. I tried to reason with the real estate agent who sold the property. We checked the tree is not on the endangered list; it must go, was the reply of the agent who told me a couple of years ago that he was keeping his assets liquid so when our community became too crowded, they would move! My point of reasoning was the fact that we just cannot build on every 50-foot wide piece of property. I was then told the property was only 34 feet wide! Comments such as: That wouldnt have happened in our town we have strict tree ordinances. No big tree would ever be touched, the comment from a frequent visitor who is a Nature Conservancy director was When I came in the harbour, my eye immediately went to the spot the tree was what a shame. It changes the whole view of your harbour. Your town council should have stopped that happening. Other commented. It happened so fast! It was there one day and when I came into town a couple of days, later, it was gone! According to the purPlease see Viewpoint Page 13 The wheelbarrow marks the spot where a once proud 100-year-old cork tree stood. The tree was removed to accommodate a cesspit for a rental cottage. The writer suggests that real estate agents and contractors work with purchasers of property to ensure eco-sensitive and sustainable designed construction. Ph: 367-2077

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September 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 BAbaco Real Estate AgencyAbacos Oldest and Most Experienced Real Estate AgencyLong Beach ABACO REAL ESTATE AGENCYP.O. Box AB-20404, Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Phone:(242) 367-2719 Fax:(242) 367-2359 See additional listings on our websiteRoyal Harbour Marsh Harbour Lot #26 consisting of 14,583 sq. ft. Offered at: $125,000 Escape Hatch Newly furnished and fully equipped 2 bed/ 2 bath condo unit at Regattas of Abaco. Offered at: $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. Starting at $31,900 New Exclusive Listing Beautiful waterfront estateon the Sea of Abaco. 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, pool Must see $2,150,000Sugar Loaf CayNEW 2.6 Acre Waterfront Lot 7B $229,000 formerly Triple J Marine ElectronicsFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repairs of: Xantrex, Balmar and others SIMRADRaymarineF.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained TechnicianNow Located atop The Jib Room at Marsh Harbour MarinaTel: (242) 367-2163 Fax:(242)367-3388 e-mail: merlin@abacoinet.com www.merlinsmarine.comMonitoring VHF CH16 Monday Friday 8am 5pm 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 Spanish ClassesLearn Spanish and Speak Spanish Classes Start September 14 10 Weeks $10 per class Tuesdays and Thursdays Call Ms. Adderley Ph. 367-7182 or 367-2334 Ready Mix Concrete Prices start at $110.00 per yd. Free DeliveryROCK $31 ton (imported) 3/4 and pea rock SAND $33 ton (imported)Delivery from Treasure Cay to Bahama Palm ShoresVisit our modern facility on the Murphy Town water front beside Parkers Landing CALLUS TODAY FOR QUOTES PH: 367-2891 FAX: 367-2892 Abacos cornerstone to construction. AIRCOMPRESSORAVAILABLE FOR RENTAL ViewpointFrom Page 12 chaser of the property, he received the comment Its time the tree went. I believe the death of this one tree opens a lot of serious concerns about the future of our fragile, unique community. Our island is five miles long and less than a mile wide. We are located on a major migrational corridor for many species of birds that depend on our large trees for food, protection and rest on their monumental trips each year. Each tree we lose means less help for these creatures. That particular tree was known as the Parliament Steps Tree. It shaded several generations of elders as they sat on the Parliament Steps discussing and contemplating life in general. Even the real estate salesperson admitted he rushed to get into a parking spot that was shaded by the tree. A part of our culture heritage is gone. It is a scientific fact that trees draw rain. Their chemical emissions mixing with atmospheric gasses attract rain clouds. This year in particular we suffered an extended drought period. It was frustrating at observe rain in the larger, more heavily wooded Marsh Harbour area while we were still dry as a bone. Every tree we destroy pushes our already small cay farther way from rain attractions. Dare I mention the attraction of a beautifully wooded lot versus an additional rental cottage on a bare lot that well no doubt be relandscaped with bought bushes and flowers. I would like to make several personal suggestions. Friends of the Environment produces a well thought-out brochure on building in The Bahamas. It outlines sound environmental sustainable practices for people who purchase property and wish to build on our special spot on the earth. It would be appropriate for real estate agents to pass these brochures on to prospective buyers in order for them to understand that while they are welcome to purchase property, we request that follow environmentally sound practices for building. I believe more ordinances should be passed by individual settlements to safeguard their natural surroundings. In turn, I believe more open town meetings where important topics affecting the way our settlements will look or be affected should be discussed. Thus avoiding unfortunate after the fact situations. Of special note would be situations where there are requests for a natural vegetation (large tree, mangroves) or historical quaint buildings to be destroyed or demolished. We enjoy the success we have because of our natural quaint, quiet and historical uniqueness. All of this can be lost in a blink of our eye we should not take it for granted. WE MUST LEARN TO WORK WITH NATURE and not make nature lose. Design your home around the property you purchase. Some pieces of land are simply too small or difficult to reach to be built on. Respect our natural heritage and design. Its EVERYONES RESPONSIBILITY. Please remember We do not own this environment, we are only borrowing it from future generations. What kind of natural and historical legacy are we leaving? Ericas House Cleaning Lawn &House MaintenanceBook Keeping Arranged grocery pre-stocking Phone: (242) 367-5867 Cell: (242) 357-6932 Property Management

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Page 14 B The Abaconian September 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 homewith 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 NEW! NEW! NEW!Call for more information and prices 1. CARLETON LANDING Newest opportunity canal front condo and cottage units with available boat slips 2. PALM BAY Townhouse units in protected harbour with boat slips 3. TREASURE LANDING Condo units on interior property with direct beach access 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 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other features Starting at $550,000 Plus 14% closing BRIGANTINE BAY ESTATES "Sea Cliff" newly completed 2 storey CBS home fully furnished. Living / dining / kitchen downstairs, bed rooms upstairs. Direct greenway access to Treasure Cay beach MOTIVATED SELLER $369,000 LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE Trident/Turquoise Seas You cannot be more on thebeach than in this special home. Offering 3 bed / 31/2 bath in the main house with detached garage /bed / bath / attic plus storage. Vast deck oceanside with widows walk. WOW! $2,520,000 Cross Winds Split level CBS home extra large lot acrossfrom 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1 bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! $984,000 VACANT LOTS AVALABLE Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. 1 acre+/Beginning at $800,000 Canal Front Beginning at $125,000 Golf Course / Interior Beginning at $35,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Neville Wisdom; and the Bahamas Olympic Association President, Mr. Arlington Buller. Min. Wisdom held a luncheon in her honor on August 25 when she was showered with gifts. This was only the second time in Olympic history that the Bahamian national anthem was played. The first time was in 2000 when the Golden Girls, Pauline Davis Thompson, Chandra Sturrup, Eldece Clarke Lewis, Debbie Ferguson and Savetheda Fynes, won the gold in Sydney, Australia, in the womens 4 x 100 relay race. Ms. Darling has been coached by an American, Steve Riddick, in Virginia.A Bronze Medal for a BahamianAnother Bahamian received a medal. Debbie Ferguson won a bronze medal in the womens 200 on August 25. She did this despite being put in lane 8, one of the slower lanes on the track. This was Ms. Ferguson third Olympic medal. She was one of the Golden Girls in 2000 which won gold. That same year she came in third in the womens 200 meter. Ms. Ferguson has worked hard for the past eight years. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and credits coach Amy Beem for preparing her for this event. Other Bahamians have done very well in competitions with four girls coming in fourth in the womens relay.Previous MedalsThe first Bahamian to earn an Olympic medal in track and field was Frank Rutherford, who won a bronze medal in 1992. In addition to the gold medal in the womens relay, Pauline Davis Thompson won a bronze medal in Sydney in 2000 in the womens 200 meter race. It is interesting to note that The Bahamas leads in the world at the 2004 Athens Olympics if one considers the medals won per capita. With a population of about 300,000 and with Bahamians winning two medals, that comes out to a medal for every 150,000 people, the best record in the world. OlympicsFrom Page 1Hurricane Frances Is ComingPreparations are underway throughout Abaco in anticipation of Hurricane Frances. These scenes are typical as Abaco buttons up.

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September 1, 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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Page 16 B The Abaconian September 1, 2004Let ABACO NEEM Productshelp you maintain a healthy lifestyleNeem Leaf TeaSoothes and calms while helping to eliminate body toxins.Neem Leaf CapsulesHelp fortify immune system to fight off viral and bacterial attacks.Neem Leaf ExtractIdeal for internal or external use for various health maintenance issues.Neem Leaf SalveExcellent for skin rashes or broken skin, and muscle or joint pains.Neem Oil ExtractAnti-microbial that disinfects while healing cuts, scrapes, etc.Neem SoapAnti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal in several exciting fragrances.Neem Hand & Body Lotion A non-greasy moisturizer quickly absorbed to give dry skin a silky feel .Neem Shampoo & Body WashHelps restore scalp, promotes healthy hair growth; a soothing cleanser.Neem Insect RepellentNon-toxic and highly effective in repelling insect pests. All lovingly made in a chemical-free environment from the seeds and leaves of the medicinal NEEM TREE, organically grown in beautiful Abaco Bahamian farming with a vision!Stop by the Abaco Neem ShopDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour: Mon Fri: 9 5; Sat: 10 4 Or visit one of the following Abaco outlets: Island Pharmacy Marsh Harbour Seashore Villas Great Guana Cay Albury's Harbour Store Man-O-War Cay Solomon's Super Center Marsh Harbour Bahama Wave Beauty Salon Man-O-War Cay Native Creation's Gift Shop Green Turtle CayABACO NEEM" NEEM:NEEM: NEEM:NEEM: NEEM: to help the body heal"Tel. (242)367-4117; Fax (242)367-4118 www.abaconeem.com; e-mail: info@abaconeem.com P.O. Box AB-20317, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Well Done Drilling ServicesSpecializing inWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems: 350GPD to 200,000GPDExcavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles plantedTrenching: Trenching for underground utility services We serve all of Abaco including the caysCall us today for a free consultationMarsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. Fenced-in with electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet. $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 359-6658 Store space available in old Western Auto bldg, Don Mackay Blvd, 4500 sq ft., very reasonably priced. Call 367-2442 days or 367-2052 nights. Ask for John PinderMinimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Great Guana Cay 3 bedroom luxury home with dock. Fabulous views. $2000 per week. Call Robert at 704-299-6954 or www.blacktipcove.com Houses and Apartments For RentClassified Advertisements RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS 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. Island Property ManagementJulie Farrington & Leslie SawyerP.O. Box AB-22758 Green Turtle Cay Abaco Tel: (242) 365-4695 or 365-4047 email: ipmjulie@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/ipm Vacations Rentals By Lee Pinder Whether you are a second-home resident or a frequent visitor of The Bahamas or Abaco, in particular, you undoubtedly have come upon a conch vender in the streets or at the oceans edge mesmerizing their customers and onlookers with their quick and effortless handiwork. It might be compared to a visit to a Kobi Steak House that specializes in meals prepared by experienced chefs who work with lightening fast speed on a hot tabletop griddle while you look on with mouth watering expectations. You may experience this same excitement while watching The Conch Man. They may be working off the back of their truck or from a small stand set up by the side of the road. With quick and experienced movements they prepare your conch salad while you watch and wait. It looks easy, doesnt it? You can hardly find a fresher or more delicious meal, and it will seem like you have eaten a meal, for conch is very satisfying and filling. Also you will quickly learn that conch is probably the best loved seafood of all the islanders. Conch can be a snack, a fast food, a warm and tasty comfort food or a culinary delight as well as a staple of Bahamians and many visitors alike. If you have the courage to try it raw, you will immediately fall in love with its mild and unfamiliar taste; and when it is cooked, some like it even more. It isnt very often that you will meet someone that after first trying it doesnt like conch, unless, of course, they are allergic to shellfish. Not easy to spot, the conch is found near the shore on the white grassy bottoms in 15 to 40 feet of water. In Bahamian waters it is illegal to catch the immature rounders or juvenile conch. The lip of the shell must be wide and well defined in order to be taken. They are an amazing creature and they begin life as a microscopic egg in a sack form-Conch Is a Very Versatile Food Please see Conch Page 17 A conch vendor on the side of the road is a common sight in many Bahamian towns. Each one has his own way of making a delicious snack that is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. This vendor was at a recent Goombay Festival.

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September 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 B Affordable Reliable200-800 GPD SC Compact 1000-1500 GPD SC StandardSK WatermakersMarine, Residential, and Commercial Systems from 150 to 10,000 Gallons per Day Superior Warranty Coverage Highest Quality Components Wide Range of Options RO Parts & Supplies(772) 489-0852 www.skwatermakers.com4675 N. US 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34946Installation Available in Abaco by:PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town 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 Cherokee in Yellowwood, 1280 sq. ft., 2 bed/ 2 bath, central A/C, 12 KW Onan generator, all major appliances. Ph 242-366-2065, 4775291 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, Under Contract 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 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & 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 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 Your concierge realtor on AbacoSandra Evans, BRI Multiple Listing Broker Bill Thorndycraft, Sales Agent 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: 242-367-2040Great Values!Commercial building on 1/2 acre of prime real estate. Fully leased, well maintained, includes large fabrication shop, retail, office and food service bays. Sufficient parking, clear title, central location. $459,900 Beautiful and impeccably maintained home. Spacious and bright, newer kitchen and baths, wonderful garden with large terrace. Quiet, friendly and safe neighbourhood. 15,000 square feet of property. $279,000Man-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 ing a tiny shell that will bury itself deep in the sand in order to reach its full growth in anywhere from one and a half to two years. Raw, it can be eaten right out of the sea and straight from the shell when the fisherman cleans the meat in the saltwater (which to some is all the seasoning ever needed). Of course, the freshest conch should be still moving and when eaten raw is said to be an effective aphrodisiac and reportedly will give you a strong back. It is fascinating to watch a skilled fishermen take up the mossy shell, hold it loosely in his left hand and sharply apply his conch breaker (which can be anything from a large knife to a small hatchet or even a heavy homemade tool with a hacking edge) to an area around the third or fourth largest spiral. He breaks a slit one to two inches long in the end of the shell in order to insert his knife and cut away the tendon that tightly binds the creature to his (or her, because marine biologists have discovered that they are bisexual) shell. Once cleaned and skinned (as most people prefer) the meat is ready to cut up or dice for a salad, grinding (in an old fashioned meat grinder) to make chowder or fritters or bruising (with a heavy mallet to break down the muscle and tenderize the meat) for steaming, stewing, sousing or cracking (a local term indicating the conch is deep fried) or thinly slicing cross-wise so that it can be grilled on the stove-top or barbeque. From one end of The Bahamas to the other literally thousands of pounds of conch are consumed daily in a variety of different ways. Scorched: Raw conch sometimes left on the spur (or toenail) and scored with a knife in a checkerboard fashion or scored and cut into bite-sized chunks and left to marinate in sour, hot pepper and chopped raw onion and eaten as a fast food seaside snack or while out in the ocean on a boat and a real favourite of the true connoisseur. Salad: Sliced and diced into small pieces (sometimes as small as a grain of rice or in pieces as large as a quarter) and added to diced raw vegetables and marinated in sour. Vegetables may include onion, sweet pepper, celery, cucumber, cabbage and hot peppers or any combination of these. Whether it is served in a fine china dish in a big restaurant or a plain Styrofoam cup, it is an experience not to be missed. Many locals like it with a side of mashed potatoes or cooked sweet potato. Just recently I even found raw carrot, pimento and jalapeno peppers in a conch salad, but these are definitely foreign additives, (something fancy restaurant chefs conjure up to make their special recipes an in-house special) not usually found in a true Bahamian conch salad. The sour marinade could be old sour, sour orange, lemon or lime juice and often may include regular orange juice as well as cut up pieces of the fruit segments (to tame down the bitiness of the sour). There is no oil or vinegar or even any herbs in a true Bahamian conch salad, these are other ingredient often incorporated by new-comers or non-Bahamians and can actually take away from that fresh conch experience. Our famous Conch Fritters: There are many types of fritters listed in the cookbooks, and everyone has his own special recipes usually made by grinding the raw conch with onion, sweet pepper and hot pepper and adding it to a batter of flour, tomato paste, hot peppers, salt and water. The batter is dropped by the spoonful into hot oil for frying. A good cook will know just when to remove the fritter to make sure that it is crispy on the outside yet cooked through and served hot with a highly spiced sauce for dipping. You can find Bahamian Conch Fritters from New Orleans to New York and from Hong Kong to Paris. They are world renowned and a familiar appetizer anywhere good food is served. Soups and Chowders: Sometimes put through a grinder and sometimes cut and diced, it makes wonderful soups and chowders. Putting all the other ingredients in the pot to cook and simmer till done can give the best flavour by adding your couch only 15 to 20 minutes before you are ready to serve (and also to save the conch meat from turning dark) for the freshest most delicious pottage. Souse: Prepared in the same way someone would prepare chicken, pigs feet or wild boar souse, conch will give a uniquely different taste. Again, according to your own preference the conch can be scored and cut into small bite-size pieces or bruised and cut into chunks. Cooked with spices and hot peppers and seasoned with lots of lime juice this is a favourite local morning after hangover remedy. Smothering and Steaming: Comfort food of The Bahamas, smothers and steams are prepared with many varieties of meat, conch being just one of them. A smother is a when the conch is sliced and bruised (or beaten) and covered with a thick layer of tomatoes, onions and herbs with very little liquid and cooked down allowing the flavours to mingle and served as a main entree. Steamed conch is prepared in the same way but with much more liquid or sauce and usually served over white rice. Stewing: Another Bahamian comfort food, stews are done by making a brown roux of flour and tomato paste and slowly adding liquid to make a thick gravy. The conch is then sliced and bruised and placed in the gravy to cook, often with sweet potatoes, white potatoes and carrots or pumpkin and served with a dumpling or big light dough. Cracked Conch: The conch is bruised and dipped in an egg wash and then in a seasoned flour or cracker meal mixture and quickly fried in hot oil and served as a main entree. Delicious by itself, but often served with tartar sauce or hot chili sauce, ketchup or hot sauce. Grilled or Barbequed Conch: Simply cleaned, sliced and quickly cooked (a couple of minutes on each side) on a hot griddle or over barbeque coals. Note: Conch does not necessarily become more tender by cooking, but will, in fact, become more chewy and rubbery by over-cooking. So be a vigilant cook. This is a basic introduction and a few suggestions and ways of preparing conch. I am sure, once you discover the many uses of conch, you will develop some favourite recipes all your own. Bon Appetit! ConchFrom Page 16Conch Is Popular in Many Different Ways

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Page 18 B The Abaconian September 1, 2004 NOTICEIN THE ESTATE OF JEROME BURROWS, SR. late of the Settlement of Sandy Point in the Island of Abaco one of the Islands in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.Notice is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand against the above Estate are required to send their names, addresses, and particulars of the same certified in writing to the undersigned on or before 30th August, 2004 and if required, to prove such debts or claims, or in default be excluded from any distribution; after the above date the assets will be distributed having regard only to the proved debts or claims or which the Executor shall have had notice. And notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or before the 30th August, 2004.L.C. Hull & CO.Attorneys for the Executor P.O. 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As I stood in a high class store (Abaco Gold) trying to help my wife choose her 30th anniversary gift, my daughter approached me and told me she wasnt feeling well. I told her to go sit down but for some reason watched as she walked away. She wobbled left and I leaned right. Then to my complete astonishment she passed out cold, face first into a display of hand painted pottery and glass. As she exploded into the glass, I just couldnt believe my eyes. From nowhere an angel appeared. I mean an angel. A beautiful lady approached as I dragged my daughters limp body off a pile off glass. My 12 year olds elbow was almost sliced off. This angel told me shed be right back, and sure enough she returned five minutes later to drive us all to Dr. Mark Binard at Abaco Family Medicine. The doctor was cool and his assistants were great. Police Receive Community HelpAbaco Block and Concrete Company donated the concrete for the base for a generator at the Police Station in Marsh Harbour. The pad was poured on September 1. The generator will give the station back-up power for emergencies. Unfortunately, it was not in time for any disruption of power during the Hurricane Frances crisis. As Dr. Binard wove my daughters elbow back together with 13 stitches, his assistants kept her spirits high and her parents calm. Before we knew it, Mrs. Pinder from Abaco Gold showed up and waited until we were finished to drive us back to where we started. She insisted that we wouldnt have to pay for any of the damage which I am sure was extensive. My heartfelt thanks to everyone at Abaco Gold, especially Sherri Pinder, for their concern and generosity. My thanks to everyone at Dr. Binards office, not only for the medical assistance but for the personal attention they afforded us. And finally, my infinite thanks to an angel I still dont know; she disappeared into the mist. You know who you are and you know what an important impact you had on the situation that Saturday morning. Thank you all. You have perpetuated the friendly aura of Abaco. Pat, Shelly, Brian and Brooke BugniThanks for Everyones Help Abaco Inn Barefoot EleganceNow taking Applicationsfor next season!!Waiters, Bartenders, Evening Cooks, Office. Must have valid work papers and work references! Call 366-0133Looking for motivated and hard working persons!!Earn top cash and flexible hours!

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September 1, 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 The finest example of Man-O-War boat building. The hull is Bahamian mahagony, glassed over and lovingly maintained. Heavy, fast and ver seakindly. 100+ gallon fuel tank and low hour Yahama. $50,000 Call 404-8697537 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 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. 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, $7350 OBO Phone 554-8779 or 375-9635 95 Motorbike 535 LC, excellent condition, spare tire, oil filter, helmet and carburetor. $3500 Call Buddy 365-6152 96 CBR 600F3 low miles, high performance carbs and exhaust. make offer. Call Greg @ 477-5308 or 365-6002 after 6 pm 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 2000 Daewoo Tico car, standard shift, less than 7000 miles, excellent condition, complete with A/C, stereo, gray interior. Asking $6500 OBO Call Buddy @ 365-6152 2002 Honda Civic EX, white, lots of extras. $19,500 Call 367-4005 7 a.m. 7 p.m. 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 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 L0L1R0AWS 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 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. 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 25 Steiger Craft 200 HP Evinrude, Bimini, trim tabs, 120 gal gas tank $24,500 ONO Boat lift, used, Call for more information 2 mini split air conditioners 2.5 ton 2 compressors 12.5 ton 11.5 ton all package for $1800 Call 365-6128 days, 365-6059 nights 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 Guardian Angel Security CompanySecuring Life and Property 24 Hr. Security Guards Body Guards Money Escort Mobile Patrol, etc. Servicing Abaco and the CaysP.O. Box AB 20156 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242-367-5187Souvenirs Cuban Cigars Casual Clothing T-Shirts Venus Swimwear Jewelry Childrens Clothing and lots more ...Located in Simmons Plaza next to Snack Shack Mon Sat 9 5 Phone: (242) 367-4822 Bs Sunrise Your Classified and Display Ads Are Now on the Internet at www.abaconian.com

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