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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 20, OCTOBER 15th, 2004 Duty Exemption Rules Are AnnouncedGuaranteed Loans, Duty and Stamp Tax Exemptions Will Assist RecoveryMin. of Health Tours Haitian CommunitiesMoores Is. Hears About Govt. Assistance A Storm Landmark Is MovedMs. Sheila Greene, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Housing and National Insurance, visited South Abaco on October 14. She is shown here on the right with Mr. Jack Thompson, who was brought from Canada to oversee relief and recovery operations on Abaco. He is talking with Mrs. Lillian Laing, Chief Councillor of the Moores Island District. Mr. Thompson is presently serving as Deputy High Commissioner to Canada. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health, visited Abaco on October 9. He was concerned about the health hazards presented by the Haitian communities, particularly the Mud in Marsh Harbour. It was badly flooded by salt water along with sewerage, creating a situation which could have resulted in a serious disease outbreak. He was concerned with the health of the residents, an adequa te supply of drinking water and the general living condition of residents. He is shown here in the center accompanied by Mr. Jack Thompson, who is on Abaco to supervise government relief efforts. The lady is a resident of the Mud. By Richard E. Fawkes The Bahamas governments hurricane relief, recovery and reconstruction administration on Abaco will be led by Mr. Jack Thompson, Bahamas Deputy High Commissioner and Consul General to Canada, who was brought back to Abaco by Prime Minister Perry Christie expressly for that purpose. At a press conference at the Magistrates Court in Marsh Harbour on Please see Relief Page 17Recovery Administration Is Established Please see Thompson Page 2 The Bahamian government has put in place several programs to help hurricanedamaged islands recover. Foremost among governments policies to facilitate hurricane recovery on Abaco has been to bring Mr. Jack Thompson to Abaco from his position in Canada as Deputy High Commissioner and Council. Mr. Thompson will lead and coordinate the programs and facilitate their implementation on Abaco. He is not new to this as he held a similar post on Abaco after Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Meetings have been held in most Abaco communities to explain governments policies to assist restoring storm losses for residences and personal belongings restore the business community. All presentations had a similar message and included a period for questions and answers. The message was the same for each community. Government wants to facilitate the recovery of Abaco and is working hard to reduce or eliminate many of the bureaucratic obstacles to get individuals and businesses back on their feet. To this end Mr. Thompson was sent here to facilitate the recovery, recommend changes to government when necessary and assist individuals to avail themselves of the various aid programs. He is working hand-in-hand with other government agencies and departments to coordinate recovery and relief efforts. Mr. Thompsons office is being estabThis Mainship was left high and dry on the road in front of Sapodillys Restaurant by Hurricane Jeanne. It required a container stacker to move it to a barge so it could be taken to a repair yard. Abacays Freight Service removed the boat in less than one hour.

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Page 2 The Abaconian October 15, 2004 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour 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 Cay Management, Inc. Automatic irrigation systems from the ground down Landscape design and installation Sod installations Garden hardscape and architecture Complete hurricane shutter systems Ph: 367-3086 Fax: 367-2223 October 8, Mr. Thompson announced that his office in the Central Abaco administrators suite at Dove Plaza will function as a one-stop shop for processing applications for hurricane relief assistance, determining eligibility for the various categories of need such as the building of homes or providing of materials and labour at governments expense or facilitating government-backed bank loans. We are moving from the first level of response, declared Central Abaco Administrator Revis Rolle, who also participated in the press conference, of evaluating, analyzing and mitigating issues such as loss of property and providing immediate assistance of food, clothing and shelter to persons displaced to the second level of relief, recovery, and reconstruction. Referring to former North Abaco Administrator Jack Thompson, who was seconded from Canada by Prime Minister Christie because of the role he played in relief efforts here following Hurricane Floyd in 1999, Mr. Rolle said, The Prime Minister, in his wisdom, has recalled an experienced and knowledgeable man to lead the recovery programme. Mr. Thompsons office will work in conjunction with such government agencies as Bahamas Customs and the Department of Social Services to facilitate resolution of problems related to the customs exemption orders and the distribution of relief supplies. Mr. Thompson explained that while the three government administrators will be working closely with his office, one of the reasons for bringing him on board as the relief coordinator was to free the administrators to perform their other duties so as to restore normalcy to Abaco in the shortest time. It is most important now to do a social assessment of needs, Mr. Thompson said, house to house on Abaco from Grand Cay to Moores Island and present relief reports. He announced that a barge with government relief supplies should be arriving in Abaco shortly and that his office was responsible for securing and distributing those supplies which would include foodThompsonFrom Page 1 A press conference was held on October 8 to inform the public about governments plans for the recovery effort after two hurricanes brought extensive damage to Abaco. Mr. Jack Thompson was brought back to Abaco from Canada to supervise of the recovery efforts. Shown above are, left to right, Mr. Roderick Bowe, Administrator for South Abaco; Mr. Donald Cash, Administrator for North Abaco; Mr. Revis Rolle, Administrator for Central Abaco; and Mr. Jack Thompson, Deputy High Commissioner to Canada. 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 SuppliesAdd some colour and joy to your life with our beautiful flowering plants.New shipments arriving weeklystuffs, water and building materials. His office will coordinate the transporting of those supplies throughout Abaco, he explained. His office will keep a careful record of all those in need and appealed to anyone knowing of persons needing help to inform his office. No persons in need of food or clothing should go without, he said. Mr. Thompson is prepared to work full time around the clock to coordinate the recovery and reconstruction effort. He will be assisted by Mr. Neil Campbell, deputy administrator in Central Abaco, one other assistant coordinator yet to be appointed and a clerk. His office comes under the direction of the National Emergency Management Agency, which is under the umbrella of the Prime Ministers Office. Please see Thompson Page 20Jack Thompson Heads Recovery Effort

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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANY www.damianos.com EXCEPTIONAL LISTINGS SINCE 1945 MARSH HARBOUR Donna Darville Tel: 242-367-5046 Fax: 242-367-5045 donna@damianos.com HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CAY Kerry Sullivan Tel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 kerry@damianos.com ELBOW CAY PROPERTIES Jane Patterson Tel: 242-366-0035 Fax: 242-366-0569 jane@damianos.com LUBBERS QUARTERS & TILLOO CAY Laurie Schreiner Tel: 242-366-3143 Fax: 242-366-3143 laurie@damianos.comHOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAYVACANT HARBOUR PROPERTY A rare property offering waterfront lot in Hope Town with 40 ft. on the water and 90 feet to Well Lane, one of the most photographed areas of the settlement. Existing heritage home on the property known as La Concha has some salvage value. Purchase includes conceptual drawings for a 3b/3b home with guest cottage. Internet Ref. #2303. $750,000. Call Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 DORROS COVE Lot #13 with dock slip and Atlantic views. Walk to Tahiti Beach. $250,000. Internet Ref. #2344. HOPE TOWN POINT SUBDVISION Lot #33 near the ocean, minutes from bayside and dock access $149,000. Internet Ref. #1876. HOPE TOWN POINT SUBDIVISION Lot #54 least expensive buildable beachfront lot on Elbow Cay -$475,000. Internet Ref. #2279LUBBERS QUARTERS JACKS JUNGLE High elevation, waterfront and interior lots. 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 sandy 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 SELLKerry 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 1 10 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 1 10 x 200 residential lot. $41,000. 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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 for$225,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY BALI HAIInternet Ref. #2041Absolutely turnkey waterfront 5,900 sq. ft. estateOverlooking Tahiti Beach4 bed 4.5 bathsOutdoor living & PoolCommercial kitchen12 seat Dining roomDock for 80 vessel & more$2,900,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 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$130,000 CHEROKEE AREA Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 EXCLUSIVE NEW EXCLUSIVE 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 EXCLUSIVEUNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA CTCT CTCT CT NEAR TREASURE CAY BEAUTIFUL SEAVIEWS3 minutes from Treasure CayInternet Ref. #2115SPACIOUS 5.29 ACRE PROPERTY3 bed 2 bath home2,200 sq. ft. living spaceGreat views of Sea of Abaco & Green Turtle Cay in the distancePartially furnished$600,000Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 EXCLUSIVE 30 MILES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #218730 Acre beachfront developmentNear Crossing Rocks1,000 ft. sandy beachfront5 acre Wild Life Sanctuary1/2 Acre interior lots with beach access start at$20,000Beachfront 14,000 sq. ft. SOUTH ABACO Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 EXCLUSIVEOFF THE MARKET OFF THE MARKET OFF THE MARKET OFF THE MARKET OFF THE MARKET

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Page 4 The Abaconian October 15, 2004 JEWELRY PERFUMEOMEGAWATCHESCHINA, CRYSTAL, JEWELRY, WATCHES & RESORT WEAR FOR EVERY BUDGETTreasure Cay, Abaco Mon Sat 9 5 pm Closed for lunch 12 noon 1:30 pm Tel: (242) 365-8132 Diane Solomon Manager NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday Oceanfrontier Log CabinsRental and Vacation Club Memberships On Beautiful Guana Cay Beach Six two-bedroom cabins sleep six, queen size bed in loft, kitchenette, private deck, full bath, short walk to townRent by the day or weekCall now 888-541-1616 or 519-389-4846 Website: www.oceanfrontier.com E-mail: info@oceanfrontier.comMan-O-WarThe damage sustained along the waterfront at Man-O-War mirrored that of the shoreline between Eastern Shores and Pelican Shores and along the Main Harbour front in Marsh Harbour. This was a rather dramatic image of docks and boats thrown up on the shoreline. Many are overwhelmed by the scope of destruction that Mother Nature has wrought upon us. Hurricane force winds blew through the early morning hours from the north northwest as the full moon high tide approached. With the hint of dawn and as the winds began subsiding many ventured out into the storm. What we found was the highest water level ever seen in the harbours with much of the waterfront under water. Many docks failed the ultimate test as the wind-driven fetch combined with a surge of perhaps six feet lifted, and in some cases cast them whole upon the shore. The main harbour, which has fared many recent hurricanes well, seemed stripped of many of the moored vessels which ended up along the shoreline, many sustaining serious damage. In general, boats moored News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 5 Out Island Inter.NetAbacos High-SpeedWireless & Dial-up Internet ProviderWireless@abacoinet.com367-3006We would like to give a large thank you to BEC, Batelco, Water and Sewerage and Cable Bahamas for the amazing job they did after both hurricanes with helping Abaco regain normalcy. thank you again. God Bless You. Great Guana Cay had extensive flooding from Hurricane Jeanne. This is the road at the foot of the government dock. The submerged golf cart is in a parking area created next to the dock. Photo by Sylvan Bethel The government dock at Great Guana Cay looked like this during the eye of Hurricane Jeanne. The water was already going down. Photo by Sylvan Bethel

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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 Boat Model byHartieAlburyRoyal Harbour Village in Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0137 www.theconchpearl.com This is a beautifully made model boat, in precise scale, of a Cherokee Sound fishing smack. Smacks like this were built in Cherokee by master builder Bennie Sawyer and were sailed in Abaco until the early 50s. Smacks are no longer built here but history is kept alive by two artists, Hartie Albury and Carroll Sawyer. Their smacks are one of a kind, built to scale and finished with authentic detail. Exclusively on Abaco at Conch Pearl Galleries Restaurant Forget Your Stress Come Join Us for Lunch or Dinner WW WW W ee ee e rr rr r e Opene Open e Opene Open e OpenDaily Specials Lunch & DinnerMenu Changes Daily as We Recover Voodoo JuiceConch CrawlerHoward MassellesLocated at the Conch Inn Hotel & Marina Tel: (242) 367-4444 VHF Ch 16 Open 7 days a week 7 a.m. until... Breakfast 7:30 to 1 1:30 am Lunch 11:30 am to 4 pm Dinner 6 to 10 pm Early Bird Breakfast CafeShop #8 Colina Building Tel: 367-5310$2.99Bahamian Breakfast Sheep Tongue Souse, Chicken Souse Stewed Conch/Fish Boiled Fish Tuna, Corned Beef and Sausage with Grits along the harbour front fared well, but the knockout punch was felt by the seaside businesses along the harbours edge, which, almost without exception, were inundated. Amazing that nobody was hurt, said one visitor, and too true, as we waded around the shoreline and even got in boats during the eye which lingered over us for some three or four hours. As the east side of the eye approached and calls came over the VHF to take cover, we hunkered down for the second half. This was easier in some regards because it was now daylight but knowing the extent of the damage that the high water had brought, it was by no means reassuring. After the winds had subsided, we ventured out to view the extent of damage. The businesses that line the waterfront were the hardest hit. Many had floor inventory and equipment ruined by the salt water. Under the din of generators, the community quickly rebounded. Floyd was bad enough, but we are five years older this time, one resident reflected in passing. Already the barges were working to raise sunken boats as the images of destruction burned into our memory. All feel seasoned by the frequency of hurricanes these recent years. With the cooler weather of October upon us we regroup, repair and restore with our sights set on Christmas and happier times.Green Turtle CayBy Annabelle Cross September was the Month of the Hurricane! Our lives were completely dominated by hurricanes. We were either tracking (not daring to plan anything else), boarding up, riding one out or cleaning up! After Frances we watched Ivan, then we thought Jeanne More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 4 had passed us. The people who had seen Betsy turn back in 1965 knew that we had to watch Jeanne. Even though we all said it was hard to believe that we would be hit twice in one year, we knew it had happened in 1999 with Dennis, Floyd AND Irene! So just three weeks after Frances we prepared for a direct hit from a hurricane. Hurricane force winds and driving rain began in the early hours of Saturday, September 25. The electricity and phones were off, so the VHF was busy as persons reported back and forth. The tide was rising Please see Cays Page 6 The steeple of the Miracle Church of God in Green Turtle Cay was blown off and landed between buildings a distance away during Hurricane Jeanne.

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Page 6 The Abaconian October 15, 2004 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 Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit26 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously Maintained Our Customers Get Extra Attention Seasonal Special Rates:Take 35% off ALL Boat RntalsAugust 15 December 17, 2004 January 5 February 5, 2005 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com in town, flooding homes and businesses. For others, water was finding its way thru doors, windows and roofs. But it was comforting to hear familiar voices as you sat and waited, helplessly! By mid-morning the eye was passing over. This gave some a chance to go out and make adjustments and secure things blown about. The area around the basketball court was flooded with waist deep water! Small fish and jelly fish swam through yards! A huge walk-in freezer from McIntoshs Restaurant had floated off its platform and was now out near BEC! The crashing waves had washed away the deck and a wall at Sundowners. Boats had dragged their moorings and washed ashore! The surge had damaged or destroyed many docks! The relative calm of the eye lasted about two hours, then the wind and rain came roaring back. After the eye, the wind does not gradually intensify; it is sudden and dangerous. By late afternoon the winds had subsided enough for persons to go out and survey the damage. A building that had been there in the eye was now completely blown apart! A small section of the primary schools roof had started to blow off. The steeple fell off the Miracle Church of God. Streets and yards were filled with debris that had washed ashore in the surge. It was like a CaysFrom Page 5 More News of the Cayshuge lost and found. The electric and telephone lines that had been repaired or replaced the week before were tangled and hanging all over town. But once again no one had been injured or killed. We could all repair or replace what had been damaged or lost! Once again BECs employees must be commended for their hard work. They worked day and night to restore our power. Batelco employees had worked after Frances to restore our telephone and internet service. Much of what they had done was damaged by Jeanne. But in the weeks that have passed we have NOT seen any Batelco repair persons in our community. Many persons and businesses still have no telephones. For the resorts that are trying to reopen, the lack of communication is hurting their efforts! The local Batelco office can only pass the complaints along, but no repair persons are working to restore service. Cable Bahamas also seems to have forgotten that they have customers on Green Turtle Cay. Their cables and connection boxes are hanging all over town. But to date no repair persons have been to town. Calls (if youre lucky enough to have a working telephone!) to Cable Bahamas will only get the response that they have NO IDEA when the cable will be restored. Couldnt these two companies bring help from other islands not damaged by Jeanne to help restore service? While many persons have had their jobs affected by the hurricanes, it is the fishermen here that are facing a great loss. In what is usually the best fishing months of the season, they have been home with some had their boats damaged. They have not Please see Cays Page 7 The recently built shelter at the Treasure Cay ferry dock had major damage. The restaurant there lost part of its roof.

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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 Call242.367.2170abacohdwe@batelnet.bs A DECRAStone Coated Steel Roof can save you money and enhance the appearance of your project. DontRoofYour Project Without KnowingFacts!All The ABACO HARDWARE LIMITEDFire Safe Resists HAIL, Rated Class4 by Underwriters LaboratoriesA 50-Year LimitedWarranty 120 mph Wind Warranty Won't Crack or Break Tile, Shake or ShingleProfile Re-Roof over, Asphalt, Wood, Shingle or Shake Durable and Low Maintenance Light Weight 12the Weight of Asphalt Shingles been out on a fishing trip because the weather has kept the water very murky. For those who have gone out, they found that their habitats were washed away by the hurricanes. They will have to rebuild their habitats and start again. Hopefully, the Department of Fisheries will support them by policing the area to see that poaching isnt an added problem. Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, former Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for North Abaco, and Sen. Tommy Turnquest led a group to Green Turtle Cay to survey the damage caused by the hurricanes. They went on a walk-about through town, stopping to greet and chat with persons they met on the way. On October 12th a meeting was held to More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 6 discuss hurricane relief efforts and the role of NEMA on Abaco. Mr. Jack Thompson, Deputy High Commissioner to Canada, has returned to Abaco to head the relief effort here. Mr. Thompson is no stranger to Abaco and was here after Hurricane Floyd. Also Please see Cays Page 20 Our Lumber Yard Is Now OpenNew Merchandise Arriving WeeklyWe can facilitate getting your duty free materials Abaco Hardwareregrets any inconvenience our limited supply of building materials may have causedWe appreciate your patronageDon MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour Mon. Fri. 7 4 Sat. 7 12 Phone 242-367-2170 Fax 242-367-2928 The Sundowners Restaurant and Bar in Green Turtle Cay lost its deck and had major damage on the sea side of the building. Photo by Annabelle Cross

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Page 8 The Abaconian October 15, 2004 Dave RalphThe 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: Annabelle Cross, Richard Fawkes, Joan Pinder, Lee Pinder, Jim Richards, Mirille Santillo Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) 8902 N. Military Tr., 181 Palm Bch Grdns, FL 334107,500 copies Published twice monthly Free 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 . Time to Review Construction MethodsLetters to the Editor Dear Editor, First of all, I would like to thank you for allowing me the space in your newspaper to write this. The reason I am writing is because of all the complaints I have heard people making about BEC after the two recent storms. Okay, of course, when a hurricane is coming, the loss of electricity is expected. And we all know that just recently Abaco was hit by two major hurricanes back-to-back; Frances and Jeanne. I live in Cherokee; so after both storms we figured it would be a while before our electricity was restored. Just for the fact that we live so far away from Marsh Harbour. What made me angry was hearing the way people talked so badly about BEC. Yes, everyone has had an electricity bill that they thought was too high or a time when BEC didnt act so quickly, but no one had the right to bad mouth them this time. All of the people complaining that nothing was being done or it was taking too long should have just looked around. From the minute the storms were over, BEC trucks were out and men could be seen everywhere working. I, myself, was out with some workers along with my aunt and some others for Abaco had a 34-year reprieve from major hurricanes from Betsy in 1965 to Floyd in 1999. You can talk to folks who have gone through a hurricane, you can listen to the stories about flooding and destruction. However, nothing makes an lasting impression like a first-hand experience. No matter how comfortable and confident you are in your house or shelter, there is always an element of uncertainty. You begin to wonder about your safety and the integrity of the building as peak winds slam things against your house and strange noises come from the roof. Even residents on high ground are kept busy trying to stop the water from coming around doors and windows. Houses may be waterproof in normal rainstorms, but it is an exceptional residence that does not exhibit some leaks in 100 mile per hour horizontal rain. Doubts really enter ones mind when the water starts dripping through the ceiling. Something let go up on the roof. Is it just a few shingles or something more serious? For those on the coast and in low lying areas, a person questions his courage and alternate action is required when the water begins to rise in the house. Is it safe to get up on the table or counter or should you risk evacuating through the rising water and howling winds. These are just a few of the emotions many Abaconians recently experienced. Most people can be thankful that their house survived with only superficial problems. In traveling through communities on Abaco we have noticed that many buildings that had extensive damage showed faulty or marginal construction. It is a fact that better constructed buildings will withstand hurricane force winds better. One critical element is to properly tie the various parts of a building together. The walls need to be securely fastened to the foundation and the roof needs to be securely fastened to the walls. Many damaged buildings had roof sections ripped off or walls blown down, still intact. If the various sections had been tied together securely, much of the damage could have been reduced. Hurricane clips correctly installed, foundation bolts, proper amounts of rebar steel correctly located in concrete columns and beams will prove to be effective. Many buildings that suffered extensive damage were not built as the code required. Maybe for economy reasons builders skipped some of the details or perhaps correct methods were not understood. But it is obvious that many of the buildings failed had not been built properly. Some government buildings, particularly schools, sustained major damage. Taxpayers are being burdened with expensive repairs. Perhaps if the original construction were inspected more critically or if original specifications were more explicit, we would have experienced less damage. Besides the high cost of reconstruction, our childrens education is being compromised. This would be a good time for the Department of Works and their building inspectors to review their inspection program. It might be an appropriate time to educate builders on storm resistant construction methods and materials. The Bahamas has issued a a new building code which is available for $125 at the Government Publications Office in Nassau. We suspect that there may be only one copy on Abaco in the District Engineers office. Government should consider a simple handout or perhaps several workshops explaining the techniques and theory of hurricaneresistant construction. Only electricians are presently required to pass a proficiency exam and then must be licensed annually. Builders are only required to know how to hold a hammer, it is the homeowner who decides if they are holding it correctly. This would be an excellent time to host construction seminars and explain some of the relevant points required by the revised code. It would be a good time for contractors to explain techniques or materials they found to be particularly storm resistant. It is obvious that newer and better construction has a higher survival rate. For the most part the houses that failed were older buildings. Roofs that failed were a mixture of old and new. It is apparent that the more expensive 30, 40 and 50 year shingles and metal roofs were much better at resisting the hurricane force winds. The economy grade roofing shingles did not fare well. Shop keepers in concrete buildings who sealed their doors with foam caulking or duct tape and then installed shutters had less water damage than those who only applied shutters. Businesses in metal buildings had little defense as rising water flowed in through the corrugations at the foundation. As the communities are reconstructed, more attention must be paid to proper techniques and materials. Good construction has proved to lessen storm damages. five nights after Hurricane Jeanne. When the men finally stopped working, in hopes of getting everyone on before they left, it was well past midnight. 1 thought to myself for just how hard they worked, they are hardly ever shown appreciation. So, I cannot speak for the rest of Abaco but from Cherokee Sound, we would like to say thank you to all of the workers at BEC. And to let you know your hard work did not go unnoticed. Kimberly Lowe Cherokee Resident By Portia JonssonTo cope, people need to talk, listen and support Abaconians have survived Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Jeanne. But much of what we care about may not have survived. Many persons lost things of great value to them, irreplaceable things that represent their past and their familys heritage. In the face of these losses, distress and despair can grip a community. Temporary homelessness, damaged personal items, lost crops and an uncertain future can weigh heavily on survivors. When people experience loss, they also experience grief. Grief is as human as growing up and growing old. Understanding the stages of grief, giving into them and going through them is key to getting past the disaster and into a fulfilling future. The most common coping tools are our abilities to listen, talk and support one another. In the middle of crisis, remember to: Let people give you a hand. It can make a critical difference between coping and suffering. Take care of your physical and emotional needs. Eat balanced meals, get enoughViewpointPicking up the Pieces After a Disaster Please see Viewpoint Page 21

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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address CitySt. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $40 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 8902 N Military Trail, 181 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. 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Fawkes Mr. Jack Thompson, coordinator of the governments hurricane recovery programme in Abaco, declared on October 8 at a news conference in Marsh Harbour that the -year-old widow or the single mother with six children whose home may have been destroyed or badly damaged in the recent hurricanes could expect their homes to be rebuilt or repaired at public expense. Senior citizens, he explained, are another example of persons who may receive such assistance. But, Mr. Thompson elaborated, there were other persons who were in a position to help themselves, who just needed a little push. The government-backed loan program of up to $50,000 at the commercial banks was put in place for just such persons, he said. Mr. Thompson was attempting to clarify the kind of criteria his office would use to determine who would receive free government aid and who would benefit from the loan programme. These two areas of relief are in addition to Customs Declaration of Exigency Order No. 3 for Abaco, in effect from September 3rd to November 30, which allows duty free exemptions on such items as building materials, clothing, electrical materials, household furniture and appliances, medical supplies, plumbing materials, foodstuffs and water, among others. The Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie has also promulgated Declaration of Exigency Order No. 5, which grants duty relief for hotels and touristic attractions licensed under the Hotels Act. That order will be in effect until December 31. Mr. Thompson attempted to dispel a rumour that the government was lending relief money instead of passing it on freely to those in need of recovery assistance. The government has been using that money to purchase relief supplies, he explained. The loan programme is through the banks, he said. Coordinator Thompson said a relief supply barge with building materials, foodstuffs, clothing, and water was expected soon on Abaco. His office would secureDuty Exemptions and Loans Explainedthose materials and, based upon the needs assessment they were conducting with the aid of the Department of Social Services, would be distributing those supplies accordingly. The building and repair phase of the reconstruction programme, according to Mr. Thompson, would get underway as soon as supplies arrive and contractors are identified and selected. Mr. Thompson has opened an office in Dove Plaza, Marsh Harbour, to assist around the clock with hurricane relief. By Richard E. Fawkes Mr. Lester Curry, a manager at Price Right Food Store, announced on October 8 in Marsh Harbour that his staff was already adjusting prices to reflect the duty free status of foodstuffs and water under the hurricane relief Declaration of Exigency Order No. 3, issued by the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie, and effective from September 3 through November 30. Mr. Curry was speaking at a press conference called by the governments coordinator for hurricane recovery and reconstruction on Abaco, Mr. Jack Thompson. Also at that meeting was Abaco Hardware CEO Daren Albury, who announced that his company was also adjusting prices according to the exemption order on building materials. Price Right and Abaco Hardware, along with Standard Hardware, have been contributing to the hurricane recovery efforts by helping to facilitate the availability of supplies under the exigency orders and relieving the burden on persons who cannot travel or have their own goods shipped, by dropping their prices to reflect the exemptions on goods they are now importing. In the case of the hardware stores, exempted goods in include batteries, building materials, electrical materials, plumbing supplies, water pumps, tools, and chainsaws. The order also allows duty-free importation of emergency communications equipment, generators, and motor vehicles, but these items must be specifically applied for to the Minister of Finance, through Mr. Thompsons office. The food stores are able to bring in duty free disposable paper goods such as hand towels, plates, spoons, forks, and cups. Other items covered under the exigency order in include clothing and footwear, household furniture, appliances, and utensils; medical supplies; and storage containers for water and garbage. In response to a question at the press conference about possible abuse by storing up exempted goods for later sale, Chief Customs officer for Abaco, Mr. Gary Smith, said he had every confidence in the integrity of the merchants. Mr. Albury informed the meeting that there was a 10to 12-week wait for shipment of 20-year shingles, which he does not recommend because they seemed to have suffered the worse from the hurricanes. On 30-, 40and 50-year shingles, the wait was 10 to 14 days. He suggested to Mr. Thompson and his colleagues that, in their recommendations to the government of preventative measures for the future, they lower the duty on metal roofing, presently at about 50 percent but which promises the best protection in hurricanes.Merchants Assist in Delivery of Duty Free Goods Please see Exemptions Page 20

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Page 10 The Abaconian October 15, 2004 BUY NOW & SAVE BUY NOW & SAVE BUY NOW & SAVE BUY NOW & SAVE BUY NOW & SAVE15 % OFFENTIRE STOCK Starts October 1st 2004When youve got to paint it right the first time!Marsh Harbour Abaco Shopping Centre Don MacKay Blvd 367-2271 Open 7:30am 4:30pm Monday SaturdayE-mail: paintplcabaco@coralwave.com Relief EffortsBy Isobel Sherman Cay Mills, Chief Councilor for the Central Abaco District, has announced that an account has been established at Commonwealth Bank, Marsh Harbour Branch, for donations for hurricane relief in Central Abaco. Persons wishing to contribute can make contributions to the Central Abaco Disaster Committee, account number 4457214, during normal banking hours. Mr. Dashwell Flowers, Manager of Imperial Life Insurance, and the Marsh Harbour staff of Imperial Life presented a cheque for hurricane relief to Chief Councillor Cay Mills. The money enabled him to get a boat to take supplies to Moores Island and to assist the elderly living in Dundas Town and Murphy Town.Places to LiveBy Isobel Sherman Apartments in Central Abaco were always at a premium; but now there is a real shortage of apartments. Many persons lost their homes in Frances and Jeanne or their homes were damaged so much that the only way they could be repaired was by moving out of them during repairs. Now apartments do not stay vacant for very long.ShortagesBy Isobel Sherman Shoppers must expect that there may be shortages of certain groceries at the grocery stores. The main reason being that we get our supplies from Florida which has been hit by four hurricanes this season and many suppliers have been damaged. Since Jeanne there had been a shortage of eggs in Florida because Hurricane Charley damaged the distribution center for eggs in Florida on the west coast of Florida. In addition there is a shortage of batteries, especially size D. I have been told that some suppliers in Florida have told their clients here in Abaco, Florida first before we sell to you.Garbage Pick Up ResumesBy Isobel Sherman Garbage has not been picked up in Dundas Town and Murphy Town since Hurricane Jeanne. When I inquired at the Local Government Office, I was told that the truck is broken down and is needing a part from the States. On October 12 Chief Councillor Cay Mills said that garbage pickup would begin that day. There are overflowing garbage cans in Dundas Town and Murphy Town. Central Abaco NewsExcept Net Items Please see Central Page 14 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 20% OFF ALL A/C UNITSGreat Low Prices EverydayWE HAVE MOVED TT TT T OO OO O AIRPORAIRPOR AIRPORAIRPOR AIRPOR TT TT TMr. Dashwell Flowers, Director of Operations for the Northern Branch of Imperial Life Financial donated to the local hurricane relief fund. He is presenting the check to Mr. Cay Mills, Chief Councillor of the Central Abaco District. The group are, left to right, Mr. Anselan Woodside, Ms. Oeisha Roberts, Mr. Mills, Mr. Flowers, Mrs. Beryl Norris, Mr. Perry Thomas, Mr. Jackson McIntosh.

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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 YAMAHA 4 STOKE GAS AND ELECTRIC (48V)Its versatility allows it to serve a variety of uses. Prices starting from $7500ContactAbaco Outboard Engines For Further Information242-367-2452 Duty Free Information Available GENERATORS Starting from $1100 GAS AND DIESEL AVAILABLE

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Page 14 The Abaconian October 15, 2004 Quiet, Secluded Corner inTreasure CayHave a Boat?Tie Up & Step Ashore! A Slip comes Free With a Villa RentalA family owned propertyLuxury 2bdrm. villas on private waterfront property. Furnished with central air & 2 full baths. Deep water docks with gazebos Daily Weekly Monthly Compare Our Rates!www.brigantinebayvillas.comRentals: (850) 492 Villas: (242) 365Email: bbvbahamas@aol.com FiresBy Isobel Sherman Cay Mills, Chief Councillor for Central Abaco and Chairman of the Dundas Town Town Committee, burned three piles of hurricane debris along the shoreline of Dundas Town at sundown on October 11. Fire engines from Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department were called to the scenes by the police and concerned residents. Most of the debris was branches and limbs and fallen trees from Hurricane Jeanne. Dundas Town and Murphy Town had all the debris from Hurricane Frances disposed of before Hurricane Jeanne hit.Tennis, Anyone?By Isobel Sherman For persons who want to learn tennis or improve their tennis skills, lessons are now available for both adults and children. Tennis Unlimited, formerly operating in Freeport, has come to Marsh Harbour. Keith Greene of Tennis Unlimited is offering afternoon lessons from 3:30 till 5 p.m. at the courts at Forest Heights Academy. Price of the lessons is $10. Calling Mr. Green at 367-5757 to can make arrangements.New Courier ServiceCyber Courier Service located in the Cyber Learning Center is a new courier service on Abaco offering pick up of packages in the US and shipping them here. A U.S. address for mail as well as U.S. post More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 10 The Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, views a house destroyed in the Mud. It was one of only a few houses that were destroyed. However, most houses in the community were flooded with four to six feet of water, destroying much personal property. Dr. Bethel visited the area in his concern for the welfare of the residents. boxes are offered as well as a catalog ordering service and bill paying service. Mr. Keith Greene is the manager of the new service.Missing DogBy Isobel Sherman Hubie is his name and he is the only black toy poodle in Murphy Town. A week ago Hubie disappeared from his home where he resides with Michael and Kurlene Lundy, his owners. Anyone seeing this friendly black poodle is asked to contact the Lundys.Abaco Youth in ActionBy Isobel Sherman Abaco Youth in Action will resume on November 6 at the track in Murphy Town. Boys and Girls from ages 4-14 are all welcome. The first sport will be soccer. Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne delayed the start of this great sports program for Abaco Youth.Mangoes Will Reopen in StagesBy Isobel Sherman Mangoes Marina, Restaurant and Boutique was damaged badly by Hurricane Jeanne. The docks in the marina were destroyed and damage was done to the open Please see Central Page 16

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October 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15and forth and would allow fish to spawn in the mangroves on the south side. The causeway has resulted in a sharp decline in fishing resources in the area. In a meeting on October 4 in Marsh Harbour, the Prime 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.bsCome and see our Freon 22$115 30lbsSale5000 BTU A/C $19910 30% offAppliancesCheck Out Our Large Selection of Appliances 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 Abaco Print ShopFor all yourBusiness StationeryBusiness Stationery Business StationeryBusiness Stationery Business Stationery Envelopes Letterheads Business Cards NCR Forms Duplicate, Triplicate with numbering, perforated Single Forms Personalized Scratch Pads Brochures Fliers Offering Full Color Printing & Logo Design3 5 Business Days for production Abaco Shopping Center Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 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 More North Abaco Newscut by water action. There has been talk of replacing the causeway with a bridge large culvert which would allow water to flow freely between the north and the south. This would give fishermen the ability to go back This was Medius Edgecombes gas station in Coopers Town. The gas tanks floated away during Frances. Now his dock and gas pumps are all gone. NorthFrom Page 14 A home in Fire Road was blown off its foundation. The Prime Minister was greatly affected by the amount of damage he saw. Please see North Page 16

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Page 16 The Abaconian October 15, 2004 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 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 Lunch 11:30 3 p.m. Dinner 6 9 p.m. Bar 11 a.m. Until . Monday Saturday Marsh Harbour ISLAND BAR & LOOKOUTHalloweenHalloween HalloweenHalloween Halloween Costume Par Costume Par Costume Par Costume Par Costume Par tyty tyty tyJoin Us at Fun Prizes MusicSaturday, October 30th, 6 p.m. until . .dining area and bar. According to Chef and Manager Nick Doyle, the indoor restaurant and boutique will reopen on November 5. The bar will be inside and entrance to the dining room will be through the boutique. The kitchen and boutique did not have any damage. In December the outdoor part of the restaurant will be open for business and the marina is expected to be in full operation by April 2005. Mangoes received a substantial amount of damage in 1999 by Hurricane Floyd. CentralFrom Page 14New Nursery Stock Is ArrivingBy Jennifer Hudson Pinewoods Nursery received its share of damage meted out by the two hurricanes as plants were blown over and the area flooded. All their annuals were lost but the other plants are expected to recover within six months. In order to cater to the needs of their customers who will be replanting their gardens to replace the plants which they lost, Randy and Emily Key are trying to restock as quickly as possible and have placed a large order with their suppliers. Many palms have been ordered including Alexander and Christmas Palms. Also on order are large quantities of hibiscus, bougainvillea and oleander. The immigrant community of the Mud in Marsh Harbour was flooded by Hurricane Jeanne with four to six feet of water in the houses, ruining personal belongings. After the storm the residents dried mattresses, clothing and other personal effects by putting them on the roofs, on boards above the standing water and on any other surface. Shown here are clothes drying on the roof. In the foreground is Jeffrey Victor, a Bahamian of Haitian descent who is a frequent spokesman for the Haitian community. More Central Abaco NewsThe road on Eastern Shores of Marsh Harbour was badly damaged in Huricane Jeanne. Sea walls were destroyed all along the road and the waves caused serious erosion, threatening even more sections of the road.

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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 Caribbean Marine ConstructionDock Building SpecialistCommercial Docks Private Docks Sea Wall Construction Boat Lifts Dock Demolition and RemovalPhone Office 367-4842 Cell 357-6564 P.O. Box AB 20757, Marsh Harbour 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 lished in Dove Plaza in Marsh Harbour and a second office will be established in Coopers Town to facilitate recovery in North Abaco. A telephone hot-line is being put in place and will be staffed from 8 a.m. 10 p.m. Originally, it was announced that those with insurance on their houses would not be eligible for duty free materials. However, on receiving many complaints that the insurance settlements were not sufficient to complete the repairs, government rescinded that order so that duty free materials may be utilized for every residence with storm damages. Note that the duty free exemption is to reconstruct that which was lost or damaged but not to expand or renovate undamaged areas. It was expressed that government wished that all repairs be a higher building standard to minimize future problems. Hotels and other touristic businesses have access to specific customs duty relief and should contact the Director of Tourism for Abaco or Customs for assistance. Many of the temporary benefits for tourism businesses expire on December 31 although these could be extended on application. Farmers and fishermen have access to other relief measures and should contact the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. It is believed that most of the crawfish traps and condos were destroyed and there are programs to assist with the replacement of these items. Donations for recovery efforts on Abaco are exempt from duties but must be documented and channeled through appropriate agencies. Documentation in all cases is required as government wants statistics on donated items at the end of the exercise. Several Marsh Harbour businesses are working with government and offering some merchandise at duty free prices to qualified buyers. Several that are mentioned repeatedly are Abaco Hardware, Standard Hardware, Marco Appliances and Bellas Furniture. Obtaining construction materials by both businesses and individuals has been complicated due to the widespread destruction throughout the Caribbean, Florida and the Louisiana Mississippi Gulf Coast. Plywood, roofing materials and generators have been in high demand throughout the region and are subsequently difficult to locate in meaningful quantities. It was suggested that businesses write for concessions to replace business equipment lost or damaged which are not specifically covered in the existing programs. Again, the intent is to get the business community restored which will bring the area back and maintain employment. Four relief measures have been devised with different degrees of assistance. First is the duty free program. This can us used by qualified individuals making purchases abroad or through cooperating merchants on Abaco. Second is a government guaranteed loan program available through the commercial banks. A maximum of $50,000 for residences and $75,000 for businesses is available. Residential loans may extend to 20 years and carry an interest rate of prime. Business loans may extend to ten years and are charged prime plus one percent. Third is government assistance to those unable to provide for themselves. A variety of assistance will be offered. Some may need only materials and can provide the necessary labour. Others may need labour provided. Those in this category may be the aged, widows, single mothers with a large family, disabled persons and other hardship instances. Finally, there will be a few instances where it is necessary for government to build an entire residence to replace either a demolished building or a building deemed structurally unsound where the resident is unable reconstruct their residence. Automobiles flooded or damaged may be replaced with duty exemptions on application. However, allowance is for the value of the damaged vehicle only, not the entire value of the replacement. Also Customs, the Treasury and the Road Traffic Department will keep a registry of condemned vehicles and these will not be allowed to be licensed or returned to service. Condemned vehicles must be junked. Vehicle upgrades are allowed but the exemption will be based on the condemned vehicles value. Application must be made for this exemption with a statement by a mechanic attesting to the damage. It is accepted that flooded vehicles may be operational now but are expected to give problems as corrosion affects wiring, body parts and other elements. Residential housing is the primary concern of the efforts directed by Mr. Thompson. Programs are available for businesses and Mr. Thompson and his team will work with the business community to take advantage of these programs. Schools, roads, public docks and other public facilities are being looked after by the Ministry of Works and other agencies. There is no provision for relief for damaged apartments or rental units. Questions arose about assisting churches which were damaged but there is nothing specifically directed to this. There are general provisions for churches to get duty concessions on application, and it was suggested those concerned contact Customs for more information. Churches that were official shelters and suffered structural damages may be eligible for assistance. There was frequent reference to those qualified . .. Some of the provisions require a signed statement of damage although it was emphasized that this is not being strinReliefFrom Page 1Community Meetings Spell Out Relief Programs Please see Relief Page 22

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Page 18 The Abaconian October 15, 2004 Service between Freeport and Marsh HarbourAbaco visitors can take advantage of a one-day Casino Excursion to Freeport or an overnight package. Package options include air fare, ground transportation and hotel accommodation. Call for Charter and Group rates.For more information call 242-367-4826 Marsh Harbour Ph 242-352-5778 Fax 242-351-5693 Freeport Email: majorsair@coralwave.com Majors Air Service Flight Schedule Days Leave Freeport Arrive Marsh Harbour Leave Marsh Harbour Arrive Freeport 8:45 a.m. Thursdays thru Mondays Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7 a.m. 4 p.m. 7 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 4:45 p.m. 7:45 a.m. 8 a.m. 5 p.m. 8 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 5:45 p.m. K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Repairs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury, Owner/Manager Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderMaking It Through the StormYour nerves are raw and on edge, your stomach is turning somersaults and your imagination is working overtime will we make it through the storm. We live in the tropics where hurricane season comes around every June and by now we should be used to it, but were not. Damages from storms past warned us of what to expect. Provisions are bought and stored, loose objects and possible flying missiles are tucked away or tied down and shutters are put into place. We know the drill. But, how can any of us ever be ready for the unknown. The wind blows and howls, the rain beats a constant tattoo at our doors and windows. Every now and then theres a loud scraping or rattling something crashes onto the roof, what can it be? Hour after hour it keeps up. You keep thinking will it ever end. Our eyes are glued to the television sets and the Weather Channel or we pull up a weather forecast on our computers for as long as the electricity and on-line service survives. Then we dust off the old CB radios or VHF radios and hope our cell phone cards wont run out. We call ourselves individuals and jealously guard our independence, but its times like these we realize what it is to be alone and crave contact with other human beings. But we ride it out alone. When the officials say we should EVACUATE, MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND or LEAVE THE IMMEDIATE AREA, what should we do? We dont want to leave our homes. Maybe, just maybe, if worst comes to worse, if we are hit with the storm (and no one seems to know that until it happens), we just might be able to mop up the water that seeped in under the door or forced its way in around the windows, we can remove treasured photos away from a leak in the roof or salvage a family South Abaco News Please see South Page 19 The Long Dock, a well known landmark in Cherokee Sound, was demolished by Hurricane Jeanne. Cherokee residents rebuilt the dock after Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and have the work to do all over again now. The dock is a well loved gathering place for the town people. Photo by Danielle Lowe The top section of the Batelco tower in Cherokee Sound fell on the house of Mr. and Mrs. Martie Sawyer. The tower pieces have now been removed and reconstruction is underway. Fortunately, no one was injured. The remnants of the tower are in the foreground.

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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 NOTICEThe Rt. Hon. Hubert A. IngrahamCounsel and Attorney-atLaw Notary PublicAnnouncesThe Opening of His Law Officeon Monday, 1st November, 2004 East Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20864 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-0300/1/2 Fax: (242) 367-0302 E-mail address: ingrahamlaw@coralwave.com Flights and charters available on the safest, most reliable new service to The Abacos. Service from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) and West Palm Beach (PBI) to Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Charters available anywhere! CalypsoClub our frequent flyer program, offers luggage allowances up to 60lbs. per person! Ask about our professional shopping service and let our friendly staff help with your shopping needs.Your Island Awaits! FLY CALYPSOAIR TOTHEABACOS Buy 10 roundtrips for $2,100 and receive 20 non-restricted and transferrable one way vouchers good for 1 year from the date of purchase and valid for any combination of West Palm/Ft. Lauderdale/Treasure Cay/Marsh Harbour destinations!GETHOOKEDCLUBFARESASLOWAS$105! Daily Flights and Charters Serving South Florida, The Bahamas and The Caribbean. Calypso AirGreat Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $150!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $150!* www.calypsoair.comIn Marsh Harbour:242-367-0140In Treasure Cay:242-365-8660* Bahamian departure tax not included. 2004 CALYPSOAIR/CLINE. ABACO041504 Daily Flights and Charters Serving South Florida, The Bahamas and The Caribbean.Calypso AirGreat Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $150!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $150!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!*Great Low Rates Roundtrip From $235!* Ticketing Provided by: Exclusive Ticketing Agent for Calypso Airlines Exclusive Ticketing Agent for Calypso Airlines heirloom from possible destruction. Yes, many of us stayed right where we were hoping for the best and we made it through another hurricane. After it passed, like bears coming out of hibernation, we struggled to get the swollen doors open and shaded our eyes from the still flying sand and driving rain to view our immediate surroundings. There is still no sunshine, just bright and glaring light, wreckage and debris everywhere. Standing water in the yard, broken branches and completely bare bushes and devastation. Having just come through Hurricane Frances, there wasnt much left unscathed, but if possible, this one was worse, at least, according to most of the people you talk to say Hurricane Jeanne left her mark. No one could have suspected at the beginning of the season that two such terrible storms would hit our area, one right after More South Abaco News SouthFrom Page 18 the other and just a couple of weeks apart or to wreck such havoc on us, Frances hitting us on one side and Jeanne coming back to slam us on the other. There are 95 houses in our little settlement and everyone received some sort of damage, some minor, some major and Cherokee received its fair share of damage from both storms. But, as we look around to some of the other places, we have to be thankful it wasnt any worse. We are also thankful for all the workmen who put in many extra hours to get our various services back up and running so quickly after Frances and not really getting a good chance to rest before they had to be right back out there to do it all over again after Jeanne. Thanks also to all the good Samaritans who lent a helping hand to friends and sometimes strangers, too, in their time of need. And we must be patient when we look to South Florida for supplies because they have their own problems right now as well. As in the past, most of us will pick-up the pieces of our lives and move on. This hurricane season has so far been one for the record books and its like waiting for the other shoe to drop cause its not over yet. Moores Island has a park in The Bight where the town people congregate. Fund raising events are held here as well as other events. The stalls there were badly damaged. Second Doll Show PlannedAnother Doll Show is being planned for November 13 in Cherokee at the community center. Please see South Page XXXXXXX2 CocoBeachBar-Opendailyeveryafternoon TreasureCayMarina-OPEN Hotel:(242)-365-8801SpinnakerRestaurant:242-365-8469 GolfCourse:242-365-8045TreasureDivers:242-365-8465 Ms. Sheila Greene, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Housing and National Insurance, held meetings in Moores Island, Cherokee Sound and Sandy Point on October 14. She explained the programs the government is offering the residents of Abaco and other Bahamian islands which were hit by Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in September to assist with their recovery. The crowd in Sandy Point was very attentive and after the talks were able to have all their questions answered. In the foreground is Ms. Brunell Clarke, principal of the J.A. Pinder Primary School in Sandy Point.

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Page 20 The Abaconian October 15, 2004 MAN-O-WAR HARDWAREInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD #1 LUMBERPlain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyFor Quotes or Information Call Walter Sweeting or Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-365-6011 Fax 365-6039 We monitor VHF Ch 69 Deliveries Arranged from Green Turtle Cay to Little HarbourAn Extensive Selection ofNon-CorrosiveHardwareBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless SteelHurricane ClipsBrass, Stainless & Monel 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 Designed for the do-it-yourselfer Reduced Labor Costs Simple Assembly Purchase Finishes locally Save $$$ 3-5 times stronger than 2x6 construction High Insulation Factor R38 Equivalence Flexible Layouts Our plans or yours Shell installation available! SAVE 50 60% ON ENERGY BILLS SAVE 50 60% ON ENERGY BILLS SAVE 50 60% ON ENERGY BILLS SAVE 50 60% ON ENERGY BILLS SAVE 50 60% ON ENERGY BILLS CALL 367-0076SAVETHOUSANDS By building your own home with SIP(Structural Insulated Panels) BAHAMA PANEL HOMESEntire home can be completed in as little as 4-6 weeks Home shell can be assembled in less than a week ThompsonFrom Page 2 The reason for the press conference, according to Mr. Thompson and Administrator Rolle, was to ensure that accurate information goes out to the public about the governments relief, recovery, and reconstruction work. They promised future press briefings to update the media and the public about their progress. CaysFrom Page 7 at the meeting were Chief Councillor for the North Abaco District Steve Pedican, Island Administrator Mr. Donald Cash, Customs Officer in Charge of Abaco, Mr. Gary Smith, Mr. Gibbs of the Ministry of Housing and Town Committee Chairman David Bethell. Mr. Thompson explained the purpose of NEMA and the necessary procedures to obtain relief supplies. Mr. Smith explained the new duty and stamp tax free concessions, the necessary procedures and those qualifying for duty free goods. The meeting was well attended, and everyone had a chance to voice their concerns and have their questions answered. A lot of people were eager to greet Mr. Thompson and welcome him back to Abaco! September and October are usually quiet months on Green Turtle Cay. After two destructive hurricanes there are many businesses that will be using this time to make repairs. But for the information of those who are planning a visit, things are for the most part back to normal. Stores are stocked again, most of the restaurants are open, school is back in session and we are enjoying some of the most beautiful weather of 2004! The trees left standing are even turning green again! And the sun did not set permanently for Sundowners. They are open for business, as they continue to make repairs and improvements! The Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee is planning its second annual Guy Fawkes Family Night on November 5th. Conch chowder, burgers, desserts and soft drinks will be on sale. The highlight of the event will be the Guy Competition and burning of the guys. Last years Guy Fawkes Night revived a tradition that was almost forgotten. The response and attendance surprised even the organizers. The children had no idea what to expect and they were thrilled. Centuries ago on November 5th Guy Fawkes had conspired to blow up the British Parliament. He was arrested and hanged for treason. As a tradition on November 5th (Bonfire Night) effigies of Guy Fawkes are burned on a big bonfire. The funds from this event will be used for the 2005 Island Roots Heritage Festival scheduled for April 29, 30 and May 1. Because of all the water left standing after the hurricane, mosquitoes became a big problem. They were everywhere, even during the hottest part of the day. The Environmental Health Department fogged the island to get rid of the mosquitoes. Now its up to us to try and keep our surroundings clean and be sure there are no water-filled ExemptionsFrom Page 9 Central Abaco Administrator Revis Rolle said that in order to speed up the recovery for businesses, his office was facilitating joint meetings among the local licensing, town planning and port authorities to approve applications for re-building of docks and business establishments. This is so they may resume their operations and hire workers, thereby jump-starting the badly damaged economy, Any applications which need to be referred to Nassau for final approval would also be expedited. With respect to small businesses for which duty exemptions may not be enough to help them recover, Mr. Rolle said such entities would be able to benefit from the government-guaranteed loans. In response to an impassioned plea from South Abaco Administrator Roderick Bowe on behalf of fishermen from Cherokee Sound, Crossing Rocks, Sandy Point, and Moores Island, who lost their crawfish traps, officials at the meeting generally agreed that the duty exemptions and guaranteed loan would enable those entrepreneurs to replace their gear. ProgramsFrom Page 15 rate in interest will not exceed the prime rate the loan must be repaid withing 20 years Commercial loans have a maximum of $75,000 the rate of interest will not exceed prime plus one percent the loan must be repaid within 10 years The application must be submitted to the bank chosen by the applicant. That bank will submit it to the Ministry of Finance within the next nine months. The banks have the application forms. The forms must include estimates of the costs of repairs and the reason for needing the loan. The estimates must be approved by the Administrator in the district where the work will be done. containers around our yards. Mrs. Merlee Key died in Georgia. Because of her failing health, she was not able to live on her own but loved to visit her home on Green Turtle Cay. She is survived by her sisters and their spouses Betty and Emory Lowe, Iris and Joe Powers and Elaine and Johnny Lowe, sister-in-law Minnie Lowe, uncle Floyd Lowe and many other relatives and friends. Our local police officer, Mr. Johnson, left us in August. He was transferred to Moores Island. His wife was a teacher at our school but is now at the school in Moores Island. Our new officer is Mr. Ferguson, who is very friendly and outgoing. Like Mr. Johnson, he has been helping out at the school with physical education. We welcome Mr. Ferguson and hope he wont have to work too hard here on Green Turtle Cay! We have had our first cold front. Hopefully, this means the water is getting cooler, and we wont be tracking any more hurricanes this season. Maybe we can take our shutters down in time to put up our Christmas lights! Check out The Abaconian online atwww.abaconian.com

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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 21sleep, talk about your feelings and listen to others. Be patient with one another. Roller coaster emotions and sudden mood changes are a natural response. Dont overlook the feelings of children. Reassure them, making sure they understand they are not responsible for the problems you face. Focus on the big picture. Dont expect things to instantly restore themselves. Remember that a support network is Viewpoint From Page 8 By Jennifer Hudson Any persons owning a truck were pressed into service after the hurricanes and, indeed, were kept extremely busy with endless trips to the public dump in order to deal with the huge amount of resulting debris. Not only were there hundreds of downed trees and truckloads of vegetation to be cleared but also mountains of roof shingles and pile after pile of sodden carpet and furniture. One waste management company, Bahamas Waste, reported working many extra hours trying to cope with the amount of work. They own 12 dumpsters which they leased out at a charge of $75 each for delivery and $125 for collection when full. Persons were required to fill the dumpster themselves and then call for collection. Since the company has only one truck and one driver, he was kept extremely busy working very long hours. The business places serviced by Bahamas Waste are Batelco, Yamaha, Standard Hardware, the Juice Plant, Winding Bay and Great Abaco Beach Hotel. Other businesses and home owners had to use other companies such as E and D Waste or Emmette Archer. Many people are fortunate to possess their own trucks so were able to take care of their refuse themselves while others relied on a little help from their friends. Storm Debris Keeps Trucks BusyWaste removal businesses were kept very busy carrying off all the debris left from two hurricanes. Show here is one of the Bahamas Waste trucks at the Marsh Harbour dump. essential. Talk and listen to family members, neighbors and friends. Show by words and actions that you care. Even small, kind deeds will mean a lot to others. We all have survived a disaster. That does not mean our lives are over or that we do not deserve to be happy again. We must get back to doing things we enjoy with our friends and family. Re-establish the routines of our lives. Make commitments and keep them. By Portia Jonsson Every school morning I drop my daughter at Agape Christian School. My drive takes me past two other schools, St. Francis de Sales and Forest Heights Academy. It is amazing to note how many vehicles pass these schools with speeds no lower than 45 miles per hour and some even go at higher speeds than that. I am certain the same is true on Forest Drive near Central Abaco Primary, Long Bay and Abaco Central High Schools.ViewpointSlow Down School Is in SessionSpeeding near schools can seriously affect the safety of our school children. Although school zone signs with a 20 mph limit have been posted near schools, drivers just ignore them. It would be interesting to hear the excuses these drivers give for not slowing down and losing maybe a couple of minutes of their daily routine. Its easy to forget what its like to be a kid. But motorists, especially when theyre in school zones, always need to remember how children think and act around traffic. Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W November 2004 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EST) 2 (EST) 3 (EST) 4 (EST) 5 (EST) 6 (EST) 7 (EST) 8 (EST) 9 (EST) 10 (EST) 11 (EST) 12 (EST) 13 (EST) 14 (EST) 15 (EST) 16 (EST) 17 (EST) 18 (EST) 19 (EST) 20 (EST) 21 (EST) 22 (EST) 23 (EST) 24 (EST) 25 (EST) 26 (EST) 27 (EST) 28 (EST) 29 (EST) 30 (EST) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 4:11a 0.5 10:37a 3.0 5:13p 0.6 10:58p 2.4 4:52a 0.6 11:19a 2.9 5:58p 0.7 11:43p 2.3 5:38a 0.7 12:05p 2.7 6:48p 0.8 12:35a 2.2 6:30a 0.8 12:56p 2.7 7:40p 0.8 1:33a 2.2 7:31a 0.9 1:52p 2.6 8:33p 0.8 2:33a 2.3 8:35a 0.9 2:49p 2.6 9:23p 0.7 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 3:30a 2.5 9:38a 0.8 3:45p 2.7 10:09p 0.5 4:23a 2.7 10:36a 0.6 4:37p 2.7 10:54p 0.4 5:11a 3.0 11:30a 0.4 5:27p 2.8 11:37p 0.2 5:57a 3.2 12:20p 0.2 6:15p 2.8 12:20a 0.0 6:43a 3.4 1:10p 0.1 7:03p 2.8 1:04a -0.1 7:29a 3.5 1:59p 0.0 7:50p 2.8 1:50a -0.2 8:16a 3.6 2:48p -0.1 8:39p 2.8 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 2:38a -0.2 9:05a 3.6 3:40p 0.0 9:30p 2.7 3:28a -0.1 9:58a 3.5 4:34p 0.0 10:24p 2.6 4:23a -0.1 10:53a 3.3 5:31p 0.1 11:23p 2.5 5:23a 0.1 11:53a 3.1 6:31p 0.2 12:27a 2.4 6:29a 0.2 12:56p 2.9 7:32p 0.2 1:36a 2.5 7:41a 0.3 2:03p 2.8 8:33p 0.2 2:44a 2.5 8:53a 0.3 3:08p 2.6 9:30p 0.1 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 3:48a 2.7 10:01a 0.3 4:08p 2.6 10:23p 0.1 4:45a 2.8 11:02a 0.2 5:03p 2.5 11:10p 0.0 5:35a 2.9 11:56a 0.1 5:52p 2.5 11:54p 0.0 6:21a 3.0 12:44p 0.1 6:37p 2.5 12:35a 0.0 7:03a 3.1 1:28p 0.1 7:18p 2.4 1:14a 0.0 7:42a 3.1 2:09p 0.1 7:57p 2.4 1:52a 0.0 8:20a 3.0 2:49p 0.1 8:36p 2.4 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 2:30a 0.1 8:57a 3.0 3:28p 0.2 9:13p 2.3 3:08a 0.2 9:34a 2.9 4:07p 0.3 9:52p 2.2 3:46a 0.3 10:11a 2.8 4:46p 0.4 10:32p 2.2 Monthly High & Low High November 13, 8:16a 3.6 ft Low November 14, 2:38a -0.2 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows by Nobeltec Corporation. (503) 579-1414 www.tides.com The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool Conch Crawl restaurant and bar Dive Abaco! SCUBA / Snorkle CenterThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: themoorings@batelnet.bswww.conchinn.com Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. Were waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbours premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel station Tide North Bar ChannelNovember 2004 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran

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Page 22 The Abaconian October 15, 2004Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties34 hse + 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties30 + 365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort6 units 365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key43 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general Abaco information http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http://www.abacos.com http://www.go-abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com + agents who have multiple cottages and houses MOTHERWELL BRIDGE BHICAM ROOF TRUSS COMPANYContractors, Homeowners, DevelopersGet your roof trusses custom designed and manufactured in our new state-of-the-art Truss Factory in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Our team of licenced structural engineers and trained U.S. based roof truss manufacturers will provide you with unique roofing options at competitive pricing.Call us today for a FREE Quotation 359-5698, 375-1186 & 357-5145Receive 15% off if your roof damage was due to the ravages of Hurricane Frances MOTHERWELLBRIDGE After having two storms hit our area, it was felt everyone was just a little bit too busy to cope with setting up a doll exhibition on Discovery Day as originally planned. With electricity and phone service being unavailable and Radio Abaco out of commission, we could not get the word out in time. We are still looking for additional dolls to exhibit in the show Barbie dolls, rag dolls, dolls from foreign countries, any kind of dolls. Our first show in December 2002 was very successful, and, of course, we hope to make this one even better. Many persons who came to the first show expressed a desire to be included in our next one, if we did it again. Therefore, if you have just one treasured heirloom or beloved keepsake or a whole collection of dolls, we would love to add them to our show. There is still time. Just get in touch with Lee Pinder, Peggy Albury or Joanne Bradley. In our first show we featured the teddy bear dolls to commemorate their 100th birthday celebration as well as a rather impressive display of clown dolls and angels. In this show we hope to be able to highlight nativity scenes or creches, which are a favourite Christmastime household display. Manger scenes having been around for hundreds of years, but dolls in general have been around for over 5000 years in play and decorations, education, advertizing and commemoration, not to mention just being some little girls best friend. Cherokee Primary School will be planning a fun day for the children with games and competition on that same day. Proceeds from the Doll Show will go to the school to clear up some remaining bills left when the new cement tile floor was installed this past summer. To increase public interest and try to enSouthFrom Page 19From Tropical ....To Transitional ....To Traditional DesignIn Home Consultation Space Planning Full Scope of Interior ServicesAlso offering:- Furniture Accessories Fabric Draperies BedspreadsShipping/Delivery/Landed & Installed on Site Interior Designer License #969 Over 20 years experience Interior Design ServicesBarbara Farnan, IIDA(242) 365-8836 Tel/Fax or (561) 282-6527 Email: blf@oii.net tice more folks to come out for the day, there will be arts and craft stalls and lots of food and drinks too. We hope to see you there.Welcome to the New TeacherCherokee Primary School has a new teacher, Ms. Frances Hepburn. She is a native Abaconian and is teaching the lower classes. We are glad to have her with us and hope that she will be happy in Cherokee.Wreckage RemovedThe Batelco tower wreckage has been removed from atop the Sawyers home and attempts are being made to return full phone service back to the citizens of Cherokee.Food Store Is Still on a GeneratorCherokee Food Store had no hurricane damage and has kept us well supplied through both storms, but has not been hooked up to BEC as yet. The store is still using its own generator. gently verified at this time. If it later comes out that fraud is involved, these statements may come into play. Qualified means those suffering a hurricane-related loss. These relief measures are not a blanket exemption for everyone to build, expand or remodel where no damage occurred. To avoid blatant abuses, Customs will be monitoring the mail boat and the Fast Ferry to ensure supplies are not being brought in here, then forwarded elsewhere as happened after Hurricane Floyd. It is not required that a broker be used to take advantage of the duty free benefits. However, forms must be properly filled out and presented. Customs will not prepare the documents but may assist with instructions on how the forms are prepared. A core group traveled the length of Abaco bringing residents details on the variReliefFrom Page 17 AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the library.The AA group and the AlAnon group meet in the Treasure Cay Community Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. ous relief measures available. A core group consisted of Mr. Thompson; Mr. Neil Campbell, Assistant Administrator for Central Abaco and temporarily assigned to work with Mr. Thompson; Mr. Gary Smith, Chief Customs Officer for Abaco; and Mr. Richard Gibbs, local Housing Officer. This group was accompanied in North Abaco by Mr. Shane Gibson, Minister of Housing and National Insurance, and in South Abaco by Ms. Sheila Green, Permanent Secretary to that ministry. Various other department heads and aids often accompanied the group. The Administrators for North, Central and South Abaco were included in their respective districts.

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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 23 Dive Shops Marsh HarbourDive Abaco...................................367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures................367-2963Hope TownFroggies...................................... 366-0431Treasure CayTreasure Divers............................365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures.............365-8111Green Turtle CayBrendals Dive Center...................365-4411 Guana Cay Dive Guana...........365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............365-6013 Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4656 Donnies Boat Rentalss.....................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cass Carts........................................365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless noted Albury s Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 (M-F) 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm2 4 5:45 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 (M-Sat)1:30 pm 3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45 am10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 (min $40) Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 pmFare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $10 / $15 Children $5 / $8 Workmans special Mondays thru Fridays from Union Jack Dock Green T urtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) Round trip $12 Extra to some destinations Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for time Pinder s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLeans Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $40 one way $80 round trip Children half fare For information call Grand Bahama 353-3093 or Abaco 365-2356 Bus serves Freeport and McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Between Nassau & Sandy Point under 4 Hr. Friday & Sunday Lv Nassau 3:30 pm Lv Sandy Point 8 pm 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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Page 24 The Abaconian October 15, 2004 HURRICANE INSURANCEYou Can Be Blown Away By a HurricaneOr you can rest easy knowing INSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED, INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTSNASSAU Rosetta Street P O Box SS 6283 Ph (242) 394-5555 Fax (242) 323-6520 FREEPORT Pioneers Way P O Box 42541 Ph (242) 352-7421 Fax (2420 352-2857 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Queen Elizabeth Dr P O Box AB 20666 Ph (242) 367-4204 Fax (242) 367-4206 ELEUTHERA Queens Highway PO Box EL 25190 Ph (242) 332-2862 Fax (242) 332-2863that you have excellent insurance coverageNobody does it better Big Winner ashore on Marsh Harbours Front Street Pelican Shore, Marsh Harbour Hurricane Floyd September 1999 Tiki Hut, Marsh Harbour waterfront Abaco Wholesale, Marsh Harbour Email: imbabaco@coralwave.com

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VOLUME 12, NUMBER 20, OCTOBER 15th, 2004 Set Clocks Back One Hour October 31Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. on October 31. Set your clocks back one hour either at bedtime on Saturday evening, October 30 or on Sunday morning, October 31.Pine Woods Beautifies TownQueen Elizabeth Drive is now more attractive since Pine Woods Nursery began a beautification program. For several months we have enjoyed hanging baskets with flowering plants along with attractive banners which the hurricanes destroyed. Now they are planting oleanders which will add color. This is an example of a good corporate citizen. The Hon. Shane Gibson, Minister of Housing and National Insurance, shown here in the center, held a meeting in Marsh Harbour on October 10. He discussed the various programs which the government is offering to help Abaco get back to normal. On the left is Mr. Revis Rolle, Senior Administrator for the Central Abaco District, and on the left is Mr. Gary Smith, Chief Customs Officer for Abaco.Min. Gibson Discusses Ho usingMarsh Harbour Cleans Up WaterfrontReconstruction Is Underway to Be Prepared for Winter SeasonThe Tourist Strip along Marsh Harbours waterfront was badly damaged. All the docks at the marinas were destroyed. Just a few days later big equipment began cleaning it all up preparatory to rebuilding. This scene shows the waterfront from Mangoes Marina and Restaurant on the left over to Harbour View Marina on the right. The Mainship can still be seen on the road in front of Sapodillys Restaurant. By Mirella Santillo The Monday after Hurricane Jeanne all Marsh Harbour waterfront business owners and operators were already removing wood structures, gas tanks, poles and other miscellaneous debris littering streets and private properties. For the next few days, fallen trees were being cut and disposed off. The whole town became a beehive of activity. The sound of chain saws buzzing in the air and trucks overflowing with fronds, trees and debris carried their loads to the dump. After the water receded from the streets, flooded shops emptied their wares on the sidewalks, offering salvageable items discounted or free for grabs. Three weeks later, mid-October, the town of Marsh Harbour has nearly regained an orderly look. Tangles of trees and shrubs still have to be removed from several locations and vacant lots cleared for the town to look clean. When the big boat left high and dry in front of Sapodillys Restaurant was finally removed, things seemed to be back to normal. Behind this appearance of normality and in spite of peoples diligence to pick up and start again, most of the restaurants, shops and marinas catering to visitors and locals on Queen Elizabeth Drive are still closed or only partly opened, leaving a lot of employees without a job. After cutting the famed dilly tree among 26 others, Sapodillys re-opened on October 2 for partial service barbecue only until the kitchen damaged by a fallen tree during Frances was repaired. On October 7th regulars resumed their full patronage and it is a comforting sight to see the terrace occupied again as you drive by. Wallys Restaurant and Mangoes Restaurant are preparing for their scheduled re-opening at the beginning of November. Wallys replaced the awning of the outside eating area with a permanent roofed structure and is aiming for a November 1st re-opening. Mangoes is repairing docks and decks heavily damaged by Jeanne and hopes to open the inside dining room on November 6. The only bar offering waterfront libations right now is the Conch Crawl. The restaurant is still under repair. The deck has to be completely redone and no official date has been mentioned yet. Some of the docks at The Moorings marina are back in place and one of the gas pump is functioning, but they are being temporarily held up by lack of materials. The rooms at the Conch Inn were heavily water damaged and are under active renovation. Concept, the convenience store at the Conch Inn, also suffered a lot of water damage; repairs are under way and although not officially opened, they will be happy to help you with whatever is avail-Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbours Damage Was MinimalAbaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour continues to operate as normal despite the effects due to the impacts of Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. The Resort is doingResorts Give Status Reportsits utmost to provide superior services and accommodations to our guests and do business as usual in light of the damages sustained throughout our various communities. Please see Waterfront Page 14 Please see Resorts Page 17

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Page 2 B The Abaconian October 15, 2004 Horizontal storage tanks Cone bottom Pick-up truck tanksLow profile tanks Vertical tanks POLYETHYLENE TANKS Also: pumps, bladders, softeners, RO systems, desalinators, DI systems, filters, etc. . Resilient Wont crack UV stabilized Better than F G No bad smell No bad taste Inexpensive Ships easily Many sizes Many Shapes Lots in stock Bulkhead fittings installed Distributors wantedADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INC. Indian Harbour Beach, FL Ph: 321-777-4909 Fax 321-773-8338 E-mail: info@advancedwater.com For prices call or E-mail NOW Abaco Tug & TransportTug & Barge Work Available for Charters Sand & Rock Deliveries Container & Building Material DeliveriesMarine Construction & DevelopmentBoulders Dock & Sea Wall Construction Hi Tide Boat Lifts Dredging Excavation Land Clearing Trenching Drilling BlastingOn the waterfront at the end of the Key Club Road P.O. Box AB20285, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 367-5205 / 367-5206 Fax 367-4018 Ready Mix Concrete Prices start at $110.00 per yd. Free DeliveryROCK $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 People in the NewsNew Island Administrator ArrivesBy Jennifer Hudson Welcome to Mr. Revis Relasqez Rolle, who took up office as Senior Island Administrator for Abaco on September 16. Mr. Rolle brings a wealth of experience to his new post having previously served in at least six government ministries. He comes to Abaco after a posting of almost four years in Inagua and, prior to that, three years in Fresh Creek, Andros. Mr. Rolle expressed excitement at being on Abaco because of the greater diversity of activities and more expansive economy. However, he says that he will still be dealing with the same social issues affecting a developing community. Hailing from Cat Island, Mr. Rolle trained as a teacher and remained in that profession until 1994. During that time he became a Principal in both the family islands and New Providence, then Superintendent with postings on Andros, Grand Bahama and Bimini. Upon leaving the educational field, he went into the public service as First Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Health and became National Disaster Coordinator for that ministry. This training stood him in good stead for the onslaught of Hurricane Jeanne just a one week after taking up his posting on Abaco. For a period of eighteen months Mr. Rolle worked on institutional strengthening at the Princess Margaret Hospital and was responsible for instituting the University of the West Indies Medical Programme for fourth year medical students to complete their residency there. He has also worked in the Ministry of Finance and Foreign Affairs. Mr. Rolle holds certification in Education and Public Administration and Business and Health Services Administration. He is currently enrolled in an LLB programme from the University of London and is pursuing doctoral studies from Kennedy Western University in addition to representing a programme for the Institute of Professional Managers which he teaches and hopes to institute here in Abaco. He hopes that managers and aspiring managers will want to avail themselves of this course. This qualification is recognized worldwide and so participants will be able to become part of a network. During his time here Mr. Rolle says, I hope to be of real assistance to Abaco. He sees Abaco in terms of tourism as a magnet standing out by itself in the Caribbean region. Tourism drives its economy and its economic footing is well grounded. Mr. Rolle will strive to provide leadership along with the community leaders, the business community, local government and civic organizations and foresees Abaco being quickly catapulted to be the second city of the Bahamas. Over the next 100 days Mr. Rolle will be doing assessments. He appeals to the business community that when they receive a survey form from him after meeting with him they will assist him by gathering the necessary data. This will be handed over to a professional city planner to put the data together to determine land use and types of businesses for people living on Abaco, The Bahamas and the world. He is desirous of creating a citizenry of the world with everything at ones fingertips which can only be done by working together. Abaco must be prepared and must groom people for the future. They must keep one step ahead and. in the case of the Winding Bay DevelopAdministrator Rolle ment, there must be artisans trained for working at the resort before it is ready to open. Mr. Rolle ended by saying, I am excited for the new challenges I will meet here on Abaco.New Police Chief ArrivesBy Portia Jonsson On September 26th, one day after Hurricane Jeanne passed through Abaco, the new Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr. Wayne Miller, arrived on the island by helicopter. Mr. Miller said as soon as his feet hit the ground, he was off and running. ASP Miller is a 24-year veteran with the Royal Bahamas Police Force, having joined the force in August 1980. His initial post was the Police Band where he spent some time. While there he studied law through the University of Wolverhampton in England. His studies in law piqued his interest, and he was then transferred into general policing, where he worked in the newly formed Zero Tolerance Unit in the inner cities of Nassau. This unit is the brainchild of the former Commissioner of Police, B.K. Bonamy. Mr. Miller worked in this unit for quite some time in the Southern and Northeastern divisions of New Providence. Please see People Page 3 ASP Miller Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081Aisle of Palm RealtyBrent Cartwright web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comPlease 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. Email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.com Maria Silvester Coral Point 1007 Two adjacent parcels of land approx. 1.5 acres each with 40' elevations and 130'+ of waterfront. One parcel is vacant, other has partially completed home of 3/2 Regattas 1002 BEST BUY Unfurnished ground floor unit in building 2 with two beds and two baths. Brand new accordion hurricane shutters just installed. $171,500 Tilloo Cay 1021 Two adjacent waterfront parcels with great elevation and good draft to the shoreline Hope Town 1106 North End vacant lot just one lot from the Sea of Abaco. Yellowwood 1133 1.17 acre lot between Cherokee and Winding Bay Guana Cay 1117 & 1118 One cottage of 2/1 and one home of 3/2 on spectacular beachfront near town. Both homes have great rental history.

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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 B ... THE BATTERY WITH THE LIGHTNING BOLT OF LIFE!!!BATTERIES A/C Delco Marine Trojan Golf Cart 6 & 8V Truck/Tractor Diesel Marine Batteries Diesel Automotive Batteries Gel Batteries High Reserve Capacity Batteries UPS Computer Batteries WE DONT PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY(If an Epic Battery fails due to workmanship any time during that year, Epic would replace that battery free of charge!)Delivery Service AvailableFULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!Located in the Colina Building on Queen Elizabeth Dr. Ph: 367-3742 Fax: 367-0064 Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 242-367-2020/8 Fax: 242-367-2242 Open MonFri from 8:30 am5:00 pm, Sat from 8:00 am1:00 pmQuarter, half and full cases and bales. Cash & carry and wholesale bulk buying means you always get more, for less at Abaco Wholesale.fresh produce &meat, groceries, supplies, household items & more! NEW CASH & CARRY NOW OPEN & Cash and Carry Because of his great desire to become a lawyer, and after completion of his studies, he was transferred to the prosecutorial section of the Police Force. He gained great experience and exposure in criminal matters and the application of criminal law while serving in this post. This position opened a whole wide area for him and he spent over two years there. Asst. Supt. Miller was then invited by Commissioner of Police, Mr. Paul Farquharson, to serve as his Staff Officer. He was the youngest Staff Officer to serve in this post. He was exposed to police management on a wider scale and police administration duties. This area of work gave him an appreciation of how the machinery of administration worked in its entirety in the Royal Bahamas Police Force. He truly enjoyed this job and greatly benefitted from it. During the three years there he received two promotions of Inspector and Assistant Superintendent. He was given the opportunity to attend the premier police training facility in England, Bramshill Police Training College. From there he went on to Leicester University where he obtained a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice, Police Management and Leadership. Upon returning home to Nassau in 2003 he was stationed at the East Street South Police Station as the 2nd Officer in Charge and was responsible for implementing a number of community outreach programs. He established several community crime watch schemes, a community relations PeopleFrom Page 2 project in Nassau Village, Hope After Dope program, community band and other successful crime prevention initiatives throughout the division. Mr. Miller is a member of the Nassau Village Community Council. Since arriving on the island, Mr. Miller has established a community relations program. It is his desire to place a police presence in Hope Town and to this end a town meeting is scheduled for that community on October 20th. Mr. Miller is passionate about crime prevention and believes an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Mr. Miller advises all residents to put in place preventive crime measures and not solely rely on the justice system.New Pastor at Seventh Day Adventist ChurchBy Portia Jonsson On August 1st Pastor Leonardo Rahming took over the pastoral role at the Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Adventist, South Abaco Seventh Day Adventist, North Abaco Seventh Day Adventist and Salem Seventh Day Adventist Churches here on Abaco with a total of 410 members. Pastor Rahming is no stranger to the island as he has spent several summers here. During the last five years he has led churches in Nassau, Grand Bahama and Turks and Caicos. He is a native of Nassau and a graduate of Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica with a Bachelors of Arts Degree. Fluent in English, French and Creole, he said his goal is to help individuals prepare for the coming of Jesus through understanding the truth as it is in the Word of God. More People in the News Remember to Buckle UpBy Isobel Sherman Hurricane Frances generated 44 million dollars worth of claims on Abaco. Mr. Robin Hardy, coordinator of the Bahamas General Insurance Association, gave this amount. This represents the total value of claims by all insurance companies doing business on Abaco. It is felt that Hurricane Jeanne produced about half the amount of claims as Hurricane Francis did. No comment was made about the possibility of premiums rising due to the very busy hurricane season.Frances Insurance Claims Totaled $44 Million

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Teacher Maria Rose said that large rocks came out of the sea behind the school. The central air conditioning unit was damaged and the fence was blown down in the playground section. Mrs. Rose said that before Hurricane Jeanne they had anchored and tied down the play ground equipment and as a result there was no damage to the equipment. The theme of this new school is Teaching Children to Achieve. The school has an enrollment of 15, children, eight of which are in the preschool section as well as a daycare for infants and toddlers under the age of 3. The school has eight computers which survived both hurricanes. Mrs. Rose is a qualified pre-schoolteacher and has a trained assistant. Plans are to expand the school next school year to include grade 1. Mrs. Louise Morley will be teaching that grade.World Teachers DayBy Isobel Sherman October 5 was World Teachers Day, proclaimed by the United Nations to recognize teachers throughout the world and to raise public awareness of the contribution teachers make. The Minister of Education, the Hon. Alfred Sears, applauded the teachers of The Bahamas and thanked them for their contributions especially since the beginning of this school year when Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne wrecked havoc on The Bahamas. Mr. Sears lauded all teachers in the Bahamas with special mention to the teachers in Grand Bahamas, Abaco, San Salvador, Berry islands and Northern Eluethera where the storms were especially harsh.Abaco Central HighSchool ResumesBy Isobel Sherman Abaco Central reopened school for the entire student body on October 4. Classes were held until noon on the October 4 and 5 and the school resumed a full day schedule of classes on October 6. The classrooms are still without electricity and some without ceilings but the roof has been made secure from further damage. A special protective adhesive covering was put on the roof until it can be shingled again. This covering will stop all leaking until the roof is shingled. It is the same type of covering that was used on the roofs in Winding Bay.National Heroes DayAbaco Central High held a special assembly on October 12 in honor of National Heroes Day. The Social Studies department under the direction of Ms. Raquel Cox organized the assembly. The program included recitations, biographies and dances. Mrs. Cox then had a National Heroes Day quiz where she would ask the students to identify a hero. The first one to get to the podium with the right answer was given a small prize. Guest speaker was Chief Councillor Cay Mills. who called on grade 12 students to be examples for the other students. Mr. Mills said, This is my school, this is where my heart is.... He urged the boys to take pride in themselves and dress neatly, not with ties down and shirts out. He told the students to try and be the best in everything you do and youll be surprised where you will go. Students were urged to look at the special bulletin board where there were several pictures of our national heroes including Mr. Paul Adderly, Dame Doris Johnson, Sir Milo Butler and Sir Lynden Pindling.School Needs Books and FurnitureMr. Cay Mills, Chief Councilor for Central Abaco, asked the teachers at Abaco Central High School to make a list of textbooks that were lost during the hurricanes by both the school and students, especially those in exam classes. Mr. Mills stated that Miami Dolphin owner Wayne Huizenga expressed an interest in donating some books to replace those lost as a result of the two hurricanes. Many students in the exam classes at Abaco Central High School lost their personal textbooks as a result of the two hurricanes. Any former student of Abaco Central High who has any of the BGCSE exam texts and would like to donate them or sell at a reasonable price is asked to bring the books to the school. Most of the attention had been on how time because of the hurricanes would be made up but nothing was ever said that even with class time made up but for grade 12 students who lost two years of notes and textbooks made up class time is only part of the solution. Once again there is a severe shortage of furniture at Abaco Central High. The hurricanes damaged many desks and the school already had a shortage of chairs. The Ministry of Education has been made aware of the furniture situation and hopefully some additional desks and chairs will be sent. In the meantime St John the Baptist Anglican Church has loaned some of its folding chairs for the school, to use.Collecting for GrenadaBy Isobel Sherman Students of Abaco Central High are bringing in pens, pencils and writing books to Senior Mistress Nadene Beneby. 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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 BRepresenting the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAIL Marsh Harbour 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 STANDARD HARDWAREMarsh Harbour 242-367-2660, 2881, 2820 Fax 242-367-2645 Contractors Ask about our special price scheduleA full stock of electrical hardware for contractors and homeowners From inside to outside From roof to floor There's plenty more Inside our store Special homeowner pricing on major projects William Percival Percy Weatherford was born on March 21, 1924, at Great Guana Cay to Stanley and Louise Weatherford. On September 24, 2004, he passed away after a long and fulfilled life. His warm friendship, love, respect and cheerful disposition will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The suneral service was held at Seaside Gospel Chapel with Bro. Gurth Roberts officiating assisted by Bro. Sylvon Bethel. Interment was in the Great Guana Cay public cemetery. A memorial service was held on Great Guana Cay on October 3, 2004. He is survived by Josephene, his devoted and loving wife of 56 years; sons Michael, Sidney and Robert Weatherford; daughter Debbie Malone; niece Kathy Sands; daughters-in-law Iantha and Pat Weatherford, Carol and Katherine; son-in-law Michael Malone; grandchildren Theresa (Ravnell) Grant, Neil (Sacha) and Melanie Weatherford, Mikell (Rosandi) Weatherford, Daniel Weatherford, Mikey Weatherford, Daniel Weatherford, Kristal and Rayanne Malone; great-grandchildren Tiffany Rankine, Kayla Grant, Jesse Weatherford, Kalina Weatherford and Alicia Nesbitt; sister Movena Malone; in-laws Junior and Theressa Sands, Leonard and Kathy Sands; and numerous other relatives, nieces, nephews and friends and Claris Baldwin. The funeral for John Uncle John Nesbitt, 83, of Coopers Town was held on October 9 at the Church of God Cathedral in Coopers Town. Bishop Henry Wright, assisted by Bishop Archilus Cooper and Rev. Clayton McIntosh officiated. Interment was in the Coopers Town Public Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Evangelist Carmen Nesbitt; sons Elisha and Jacob Nesbitt; stepsons Otis Palmer and Terry Frank; stepdaughters Aretha Huyler and Nelly Frank; grandsons Rickie, Carl, Chris, Don, Val, Max and Adrian Nesbitt; granddaughters Geraleen Nesbitt and Rev. Janean Hart; great-grandchildren; great-greatgrandchildren; stepgrandsons; step-granddaughters; many nieces and nephews; granddaughters-in-law Olevia and Carmie Wright; son-in-law Livingstone Huyler; granddaughters-in-law Jessica, Tina, Paulette, Lorraine and Judith Nesbitt; grandson-in-law Bishop Ervin Hart; and many other relatives and friends. 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 Obituaries of Family and FriendsViewpointSmall, Almost Forgotten PleasuresBy Jennifer Hudson The two recent devastating hurricanes have taken their toll on Abaco and its people. Everyone has had enough of mopping up, rebuilding and having to manage without electricity for a while and Intenet and phone service for a lot longer. How we have come to depend on these conveniences! When many of us were growing up, we had no televisions, telephones or Internet service in our homes. But nowadays we have become so used to these services that when they go off, we feel isolated and hard done by. We certainly dont like having to do without and quickly become irritated. I feel a great amount of admiration for people who grew up even without running water or electricity. However, perhaps there are one or two pleasures to be found in some deprivation (as long as it does not go on for too long!) When the lights are out, how peaceful and relaxing it can be to sit quietly in the glow of candlelight or gaze out at the stars. Then there is the pleasure of going to the mailbox and finding a letter from a friend in the once familiar but almost forgotten blue air mail envelope. Before I acquired my computer, I used to keep in contact with my friends by regularly sending them pages of long hand via snail mail and getting the same in return. Now we dash off frequent notes to each other which are there in an instant through cyberspace. This much quicker and simpler way of keeping in touch has many advantages. But how nice it is to be reminded of the slower old days by a nice fat blue envelope!

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Page 6 B The Abaconian October 15, 2004We proudly present students who are away at school in Nassau and abroad. They show a determination to better themselves, and we wish them all success in their various fields. We congratulate their parents and family members who are working hard and making sacrifices to give them the chance to further their education. There are more students which we have not listed here. We are need information about them and are asking you to let us know the details about them so we can include them next month. Adrian Albury is in his fourth year at Palm Beach Community College in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is studying computer programming. He has been awarded a scholarship from the Lyford Cay Foundation in Nassau. Adrian is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and is the son of Ricky Albury and Lisa Albury. Ashley Albury is in her last year at Palm Beach Community College in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is studying computer science and is on the Deans list. Ashley is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Albury. Albury, Clarence is in his second hear at the College of The Bahamas where he is studying economics and finance. Clarence is the grandson of Thelma Edgecombe of Coopers Town and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Megan Albury is a first year student at Southeastern College in Lakeland, Florida, where she is studying English and history. Megan is a graduate of Agape Christian School and is the daughter of Ralph and Donna Albury of Man-O-War. Jason Archer is attending New England Tech in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is studying air conditioning and refrigeration. Jason is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and is the son of Pastor Alexander and Brenda Archer of Dundas Town. Bianca Bethel is in her third and final year at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, where she is majoring in physical therapy with a minor in business administration. She took correspondence courses one summer to gain a semesters credits and took summer courses on campus for another semesters credits so she can graduate a year early. Bianca was salutatorian of her class when she graduated from Forest Heights Academy. She is the daughter of Will and Kim Bethel of Marsh Harbour. She continues to be a Presidents Scholar maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She is a member of the these honor societies: Phi Eta Sigma, Tri Beta and Omicron Delta Kappa. She is a leader and treasurer of Beyond, a campus ministry. Roger Bethell is in his third year at Palm Beach Community College in West Palm Beach, Florida. Roger graduated from Forest Heights Academy and is the son of David and Kathy Bethell of Green Turtle Cay. He works at the Echo Restaurant in the Breakers Hotel. He enjoys playing his guitar. Keora Brown is in her last year at Louisiana State University. Keora was Valedictorian of the Class of 2001. She received the Prime Time Foundation full scholarship as well as an Abaco Pathfinder scholarship and the Al Martin Science scholarship. She is majoring in business along with pre-law. Keora is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Augustine Williams of Dundas Town. Sherelle Carey is in her third year of college and is presently attending Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida. She is on a tennis scholarship from the college while she is majoring in forensic science. Sherelle is the daughter of Gwendolyn and Leroy Carey of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Valentino Carey has begun his second year at the College of The Bahamas where he is studying electronic engineering technology. He is the son of Rex and Velty Carey of Fox Town and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Ashley Marie Cash is in her fourth year at Valdosta State University majoring in early childhood education. She is on the National Deans List and has recently married. Ashley is the daughter of Wade and Martha Cash of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of Forest HeightsThese Students Are Away at School Please see Students Page 7 LIGHTBOURN REALTY Chris Farrington BRIOffice (242) 365-4695 Fax (242) 365-4697Green Turtle Cay OfficeP.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Email: chris.f@batelnet.bswww.greenturtlerealestate.comMaster bedroom suite with whirlpool bath. Four guest air conditioned bedrooms. Fully furnished house, fully equipped kitchen. An aerial view of the estate which the wide sandy beach. The house is complete with golf carts, bicycles and an outdoor bar-be-que grill. This is the front porch where you observe beautiful sunrises, or for the late riser, an outdoor breakfast overlooking the Atlantic and the beach just steps below. The living room is 20-foot by 32-foot with original oil paintings on the cypress hand laid walls. The marble floors take you back to the early colonial century while the cool rattan and dark mahogany furnishings, a functional fireplace, library and studio give you the coziness of a New England home. Custom made shutters and dormer windows, wrap around porches and gingerbread designs portray a colonial plantation look. This meticulously maintained estate is perched on a slight bluff with balmy sea breezesLuxurious home on Green Turtle Cay. Located on 2.5 miles of white sand beach. Impeccably detailed almost new Caribbean style villa. Wrap around veranda. Careful craftsmanship and attention to detail describes this estate. It takes its design from a plantation estate home in the Caribbean. 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 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Ph: 367-2077We are here to help you & take care of your needsNew Stock Arriving WeeklyWe appreciate your patronage and regret any recent inconvenience to our customers

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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 BAcademy. She is a member of the school choir. Tabitha Cash is a fourth year student at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, where she is studying business administration. She is on the Deans list Tabitha graduated from Forest Heights Academy and is the daughter of Maureen Koep of Marsh Harbour and Clark Cash of Casuarina Point. She received a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders. Dionne Coleby is in her third year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. She is majoring in elementary education. Dionne is the daughter of Ms. Joyce Coleby of Marsh Harbour. She graduated from Forest Heights Academy. Greer Coleby is in her fourht year at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. She is majoring in history. Greer is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy and is the daughter of Ms. Joyce Coleby, manager of Royal Bank in Marsh Harbour. Devito Cooper is in his first year at New England Tech in West Palm Beach, Florida. and is in a two-year program. He is studying air conditioning. He was on the Deans List last year. Devito is the son of Curtis and Andy Cooper of Treasure Cay and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Tavia Cornish is in her third year at the College of The Bahamas studying primary education. Tavia is the daughter of Maggie Cornish of Dundas Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She was top student in the BGCSE exam in Office Procedures in 2001. LaShondra Curry is in her first year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau, where she is studying hospitality and tourism management. LaShondra is the daughter of Debbie Symonette of Green Turtle Cay and Craig Curry of Nassau. She is a graduate of St. Francis de Sales School. Devaughan Edgecombe is in his third year at Palm Beach Atlantic College in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he is majoring in accounting. Devaughan is the son of Sara Dawkins of Murphy Town. He graduated from Abaco Central High School. Morgan Engle is in his second year of a two year program at Remington College in Tampa, Florida. He is studying computer networking and is working to be a Microsoft Certified System Engineer. Morgan is the son of Jane and Ron Engle of Hope Town and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Nicole Evans is in her second year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. Nicole is the daughter of Andrew and Linda Evans of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Alexis Gay is in her third year at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is studying accounting. She is maintaining a 4.0 PGA. Alexis is the daughter of Ancela and Wilfred Gay of Dundas Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She received a Business and Professional Womens Grant. Jessica Hall is in her fourth year at the University of California in Santa Cruz, California. She is studying psychology. Jessica is the daughter of Oswald Hall of Treasure Cay and Sue Bowers of California. She graduated from high school in Fresno, California, where she was in the gifted student program and maintained a 3.8 GPA. Demetrio FaMark Hepburn is in his first year at Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is studying architecture and building design. Demetrio is the son of Delrosa Hepburn of Dundas Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. 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Page 8 B The Abaconian October 15, 2004Darlene Higgs is in her fourth year at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. She is majoring in biology. Darlene is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rowan Higgs of Marsh Harbour and was Valedictorian when she graduated from Forest Heights Academy. She was awarded a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders. Neil Hingle is in his third year at EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He is studying aeronautical science. Neil is the son of Stephanie Humblestone of Hope Town and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. He spent the year after high school as a participant of the Class Afloat program. Robert Key is in his third year at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama. Robert is the son of Randy Key and Emily Key of Marsh Harbour. He is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Cutelle Mikula Knowles is in her second year at Campbell University in Beuires Creek, North Carolina. She is majoring in accounting. Cutelle is the daughter of Gloria Mikula of Treasure Cay. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy where she maintained a GPA of 3.4. Calea Laroda is in her fourth year attending the College of The Bahamas. She is maintaining a 3.0 GPA in her night classes. Calea is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School and is the daughter of Wendy and Clint Laroda of Treasure Cay. Erika Lowe is in her second year of college at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. She is studying psychology and education. Erika is the daughter of Scott and Merdie Lowe of Green Turtle Cay. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She received scholarships from Abaco Pathfinders and Bahamas Supermarkets Foundation. Abaco Print ShopFor all yourBusiness StationeryBusiness Stationery Business StationeryBusiness Stationery Business Stationery Envelopes Letterheads Business Cards NCR Forms Duplicate, Triplicate with numbering, perforated Single Forms Personalized Scratch Pads Brochures Fliers Offering Full Color Printing & Logo Design3 5 Business Days for production Abaco Shopping Center Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Jamal McIntosh is in his third year at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. He is studying music and education. Jamal graduated from Wesley College as valedictorian in 2002. He is the son of Roosevelt Rusty and Belinda McIntosh of Dundas Town. Tarvanti McDonald is in hie second year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. He is majoring in business administration. Tarvanti is the son of Yvonne Sanders and Matthew McDonald of Coopers Town and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. StudentsFrom Page 7 Please see Students Page 9 Drive SafelyWatch for School ChildrenA Variety of Careers Is Planned Available Now at Bellevue AbacoCUSTOMS DUTY CUSTOMS DUTY CUSTOMS DUTY CUSTOMS DUTY CUSTOMS DUTY BOOKBOOK BOOKBOOK BOOKThe Red Book for Serious Shoppers & EntrepreneursInside...the Customs Duty on... Food Infant Items Healthcare Products Clothing & Accessories Housewares Household Appliances School & Office Supplies (incl. Computers) Medical Equipment Entertainment Items (incl. musical instruments) Bicycles & Motorcycles Boats Motor Vehicles, Buses & Trucks Fuel Alcohol & Cigarettes Construction Material Agricultural Goods Duty-Free Goods List Investment Tax Concessions Family Island Development Concessions Concessions for Schools, Churches, etc. Areas Reserved for Bahamian and Foreign Investment Stamp Tax Rates Directory for Consumers & InvestorsWHATS YOUR DUTY % 2004/2005Betty RolleJeannie D. Gibson This booklet contains the current Customs Duty and Stamp Tax on essentials consumer and commercial goods, a complete list of dutyfree goods, and a directory of Bahamian overseas trade and diplomatic offices. The Guide to Imoport Taxes in The Bahamas P.O.Box N-1744 NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS (242) 325-7016 AND 392-3697

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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 B On 2.5 acres, this dream home is nestled on the far end of the property facing the beach. 2 bed suites each w/ private bath. The Master Suite has a veranda w/ great views of the beach. A modern kitchen w/ custom cabinetry, sleek granite countertops & breakfast bar. The living & dining areas lead out to a covered wrap around porch. A lovely feature is the beautiful Koi pond. Included in the sale price is 2 jet ski's, a 4wheeler & a Suburban. Bea's Nest offers 5 bed & 4 bath w/ numerous covered porches. Large open kitchen w/ adjacent family room w/ beautiful ocean views. Above the kitchen is a second story loft that can be used as a home office. Two of the bedrooms are detached from the main house offering separate entries, perfect for visiting guests that want a little privacy. The property is beautifully landscaped & includes a pool & cabana there is also a spa tub. Bea's Nest is completely turn key. 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 Turtle Rocks Marsh Harbour$1,200,000Beas Nest Man-O-War CayEXCLUSIVE$1,400,000EXCLUSIVETo 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.#2157 #2166 Ronnette McIntosh is in her third year at Success Training College in Freeport where she is studying early childhood education. Ronnette is the daughter of Enid and Rev. John McIntosh of Wood Cay and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School where she was on the honor roll. Teneil Mills is now attending the University of Buckingham in Buckingham, England,where she is studying for a bachelors degree in law. She received her associate degree at Bahamas Baptist College in Nassau. Teneil is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silbert Mills of Dundas Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Bernadette Jean Noel is in her third year at Clarke State College in Springfield, Ohio. She is studying to be a certified nurse assistant. Bernadette is from Hope Town. She received an Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship. She has been on the Deans list twice. Olivia Patterson is in her fourth year at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida, where she is majoring in marine biology and environmental studies. She is enjoying extracurricular activities of dance and archery. She earned extra credits by participating in a school sponsored trip to Australia. Olivia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Patterson of Hope Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She was awarded a partial scholarship from the Bahama Billfish Champion Scholarship Fund and another partial scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders. Kristen Pearce is in her third year at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, where she is studying pharmacology. Kristen is the daughter of Theodore and Rhonda Pearce of Marsh Harbour. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Theresa Pinder is in her third year at Louisiana State University in Baton Rogue, Louisiana. She is studying mass communication. Theresa is the daughter of Simeon Pinder and Theresa Pinder. She was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Forest Height Academy and was awarded a full scholarship by the Prime Time Foundation. James Rees is a third year student at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He is studying molecular biology and English with a minor in chemistry. James is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Rees of Casuarina Point. He graduated from Lincoln Park Academy in Fort Pearce, Florida. He is on a scholarship given by the school. Michelle Rees is in her second year at the Florida Institute of Technology where she is studying ocean engineering and minoring in aquaculture. Michelle is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Rees of Casuarina Point. She is a graduate of Lincoln Park Academy in Fort Pearce, Florida. She is on an academic scholarship. Alex Roberts is in a 14-month course working toward his Associate degree in computer animation. He is attending the Full Sail Real World Education School in Winter Park, Florida. Alex is the son of Phil and Kay Roberts & & & & & BAYVIEW FLEA MARKETFRIDAY & SATURDAY 9 am to 6 pm Oct 29 & 30 Food... 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Page 12 B The Abaconian October 15, 2004 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 of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Nicholas Roberts is in his last year at Durham College at Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, where he is studying photo journalism. Nicholas graduated from Forest Heights Academy and is the son of Scott and Susan Roberts of Green Turtle Cay. Marsha Sands is in her third year at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is majoring in secondary education and biology. Marsha is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darvin Sands of Man-OWar. She graduated from Forest Heights Academy with a GPA of 4.0. She received scholarships from Abaco Pathfinders and from the Lorraine Sands-Lee Scholarship Foundation. She has earned a Presidents Award for her good academics. Amanda Sawyer is in her third year at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta, Georgia. She is in a two-year program studying computer information systems and music. She is maintaining grades which keep her on the honor roll. Amanda is the daughter of Elmore Capt. Forty and Florence Sawyer of Treasure Cay. Megan Sawyer is in her first year at the Academy of Healing Arts in Lake Worth, Florida, studying massage therapy. She is the top student in her class. Megan graduated from Forest Heights Academy and is the daughter of Keith and Dale Sawyer of Green Turtle Cay. Erica Latoya Seymour is in her third year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. She is studying secondary education. Erica is the daughter of Ms. Val Cornish of Dundas Town. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Tecuma Sherman is in her fourth year at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is majoring in secondary education, specifically English language. Tecuma is the daughter of Mrs. Isobel Sherman of Dundas Town and and Mr. Eugene Sherman of Dundas Town. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She was awarded scholarships from Abaco Pathfinders and Lyford Cay. She received a Sailfish award and a Provosts scholarship from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Channa Toote is in her first year at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is studying residential design. Channa is the daughter of Churton and Desiree Toote of Dundas Town and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. StudentsFrom Page 9 Jason Wiltfang is in his third year of college and is attending the University of Iowa. He is studying journalism and anthropology. He is maintaining a GPA of 3.4, is a honors student and is a member of the National Honor Fraternity Phi Sigma Theta. Jason is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wiltfang of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. There are more students away which we were not able to get current information about. Phone service since the hurricanes has made it hard to communicate. But we would appreciate family members or friends calling us at 367-3202 or 367-2677 with the information. If you cannot call, send the information to us with someone coming to Marsh Harbour. We want to know what school the student is attending, where the school is, what year the student is in, who his parents are and their phone number. We would like a photo to include in the paper. Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Letterheads Flyers Programs Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe to The Abaconian TodayStudents Seek Expanded Knowledge Marsh HarbourPelican Shores Fantastic parcel of land on the harbour, Over 1 acre, Very private areaEXCLUSIVE $875,000 Little Orchard 3 Bed, 2 Bath fully furnished home with efficiency apartment Great neighbourhood for kids!EXCL USIVE $265,000.00 High Rock Beautiful home 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $510,000 Don MacKay Blvd. Large lot 1.5 acres, across from Abaco Wholesale EXCLUSIVE $335,000 Regattas of Abaco Condos For sale or rent by Day, Week or Month 2 bed / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security EXCLUSIVE Call for Info High Rock Beautiful waterfront home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of nicely landscaped property, swimming pool, fully furnished, boat house and dock, fantastic views EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry Don MacKay Boulevard 2 buildings on 2 acres Call for info Pelican Shores 3 bed / 3 bath home, fantastic sea views, tastefully furnished, central air, tiled driveway Price on inquiry High Rock waterfront home 3 bed / 2 bath, excellent sea views, partially furnished, 2 car garage, property 160 x 380 $750,000 Marsh Harbour rental home in Pelican Shores on the harbour, 3 bed / 3 bath, central air, very private area, large patio overlooking harbour, dock and dock house $3,500 per week Treasure Cay Carlton Landing Condos on the canalCall for info Bahama Palm Shores & Casuarina Point Lots available P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 367-4962 E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com Leslie PinderIf We Dont Have It, We Will Find It!HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home, very desirable area, fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Lubbers Quarters, 2 car carport, central air, beautifully landscaped lot, 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above sea levelEXCLUSIVE Price on inquiry LITTLE ORCHARD Triplex Two 1 bed / 1 bath apts, One 2 bed / 2 bath apt, all fully furnished, central air, good income EXCLUSIVE $380,000

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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 B 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 LOOKAbaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Centre Monday Friday 9am 5pm Ph: (242) 367-3202 Fax: (242) 367-32012005 Calendars 2005 Calendars 2005 Calendars 2005 Calendars 2005 CalendarsKey Rings, Pens, MugsPlastic Business CardsAdvertising Magnetic LabelsPP PP P ersonalized Christmas Car ersonalized Christmas Car ersonalized Christmas Car ersonalized Christmas Car ersonalized Christmas Car dsds dsds ds f f f f 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!One of the first relief organizations to assess the problems on Abaco and to bring in relief supplies was International Rescue which has branch organizations in 11 countries including The Bahamas. It is in the formative stages and at present had nine volunteers staffing positions in The Bahamas. It is formed to get relief supplies to the needy immediately after any disaster, even before governments can get organized. International Rescue flew a helicopter to Abaco the day after Hurricane Jeanne bringing the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham and a reporter. Mr. Ingraham was concerned about the welfare of his constituents in North Abaco and wanted to check with them personally. International Rescue contacted the Rotary Clubs in Nassau to donated relief supplies. Two days later the organization made an aerial assessment tour and sent a plane bringing relief supplies to Marsh Harbour, specifically the Mud. They brought with them Rotary Club members from Nassau who recruited Abaco Rotarians to assist. The supplies were donated by the Rotary Clubs, the Salvation Army and International Rescue. The plane was offloaded into Cherokee Airs hanger. That company provided space, manpower and security throughout. With no electricity, no land line phones and no cell phones, the crew had to take a taxi to find Kevin Sterling, President of the Rotary Club of Abaco. He recruited several Rotarians to assist, Peter and Jo-Ann Bradley and Bill Schweizer. The first plane load was delivered to St. Frances de Sales Church in Marsh Harbour which was a designated shelter. Ms. Barbara Johnson, Red Cross Leader on Abaco and in charge of that shelter, was relieved to receive the food as she had used her last three cans of ravioli that morning and was down to only 12 jars of baby food. The supplies included diapers, and personal hygiene items as well as food. Every item was shared out by the end of the evening. The next day International Rescue returned accompanied by Dr. Cates. They toured Pigeon Peas and the Mud. They estimated that about 5000 people were in bad shape. Sea water and raw sewage had mixed together and a trench that normally allowed drainage to the sea was blocked by debris. The threat of an outbreak of disease was serious. Many children had not had a drink of clean water or a meal in the past 24 hours. Houses and shelters were damaged and everything was wet.First Relief After Storm Came from Nassau They located a bull dozer and removed the blockage in the trench which allowed the salt water and raw sewage to flow to the harbour. The land was 90 percent drained by the end of the day. Dr. Graham Cates, a doctor from Nassau in liaison with a local doctor, was concerned about the threat of disease and felt that if the situation wasnt sorted out quickly there could be an epidemic. The next day several Rotarians transported food to the 7th Day Adventist Church for distribution for residents of the Pea and the Mud. Eight volunteers from International Rescue arrived to help with food preparation and service. They brought with them pots, a stove and LP gas and set up a kitchen in the church whose property abuts the edge of the Mud. Children of that area were served hot meals and a nutritious drink. An additional 200 children were provided with hot meals by parent volunteers who cooked and served at the St. Frances de Sales School property. Mr. Darren Adler of International Rescue gathered up approximately 175 children who were fed yogurt, white rice, corned beef and salad with clean water to drink. The water was donated by Chelseas Choice of Nassau. Other communities on Abaco were desperate for help in addition to residents of the Mud and Pigeon Pea. Rotarians and church volunteers took supplies to Coopers Town where a resident there directed them to needy persons. Cans of sterno were distributed so residents could have a hot meal. Later in the week a resident of Fox Town contacted Mr. Sterling to get food to distribute to residents of Fox Town. Mr. Adler On October 9 the Rotary Club of Abaco delivered $350 worth of school supplies to the children of Fox Town. Rotarians Bill Schweitzer and Marsden Lawley along with Marsdens wife, Melanie, traveled to the Little Abaco Island community that was particularly hard hit by Hurricanes Francis and Jeanne with boxes of composition books, pencils, rulers, and other basic supplies. They were warmly greeted at the Open Door Church by Patrice Russell, who assisted in organizing the event, and 68 children. Following hymns sung by the children and a gracious introduction by Lillian Wells, aRotarians Donate School Supplies to Fox Town Children Please see Rescue Page 17 Rotarians from Marsh Harbour delivered school supplies to children in the Fox Town School who were delighted with their composition books, pens and pencils. local teacher, Rotarian Schweitzer gave a presentation to the congregation encouraging service to others. Mrs. Russell presided over the distribution of the school supplies to the children.

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Page 14 B The Abaconian October 15, 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 Another World This name gives you an idea of this special family island beach home. 5 bed/ 5 bath CBShouse on world reknown Treasure Cay beach with many features/ extras including a van and golf cart. A real 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. $1,200,000 WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES Sea Star built as a retirees dream house, this comfortable spacious home has 2 bed / 2 bath with cozy living/dining/kitchen. Also enclosed porch, carport, utility room. Lush garden w/ picket fence. Package shows lots of TLC. $370,000 Bahama Sunset Canal front two storey CBS home with 141 ft. water frontage with dock. Upper level has livingdiningkitchen den with mater suite and large covered deck. Downstairs 1 bed/ 1 bath/ living also large garage/ workshop. Unique property with fantastic sunset view as well as sunrise ocean view. $950,000Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it.For further details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.netMember 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 TREASURE HOUSES Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool/waterfall 2 bed / 2 bath octagonal house, front row location with wrap-around deck oceanside $450,000 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 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 SOLDBy Portia Jonsson Protecting your health and safety are just as important after a hurricane as during a hurricane. Hurricanes leave a number of dangers behind. Ms. Christine Greene of the Department of Environmental Health offers some advice for preventing illness and injury and reducing mosquito breeding after a hurricane. Hurricanes are associated with lots of wind and rain which create debris, downed trees, downed power and communication lines and exposed nails. Hurricanes, especially if accompanied by a tidal surge or flooding, can contaminate the public water supply. The water may contain fecal material from overflowing sewage systems. Drinking contaminated water may cause illness. You cannot assume that the water is safe to drink. Safe water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene includes bottled, boiled or treated water. Food supplies and kitchenware require immediate attention after a storm. Thawed food can usually be eaten if it is still refrigerator cold or re-frozen if it still contains ice crystals. To be safe, remember, When in doubt, throw it out. Discard any food that has been at room temperature and any food that has an unusual odour, colour or texture. To prevent illness, disinfect and dry buildings and items in them. This will prevent growth of some bacteria, viruses, mold and mildew that can cause illness when you breathe them in. Bacteria or viruses may be left indoors by flood water while mold and mildew may grow indoors after the flood water has receded. Many building materials, furniture, carpet and other items that stay wet for more than 24 hours will grow mold. We are exposed to mold everyday, indoors and out, but mold contamination can be quite severe in a water-damaged building. The risk is greatest for people with allergies or asthma and for the very old or very young. Persons returning to their homes after a hurricane should clean their walls, floors and counter surfaces with bleach. All clothes and linen should be washed in hot water with some sort of disinfectant. Air-dry and spray with a disinfectant all items that can not be washed such as mattresses and furniture. Throw away all items touched by water that cannot be disinfected. Rain and flooding in hurricanes may lead to an increase in mosquito breeding One of the most effective ways to control mosquito populations is to reduce the mosquito breeding habitats in our community. Nothing else encourages mosquitoes breeding than standing water where they lay their eggs. Persons should maintain their premises free of all containers such as cans, bottles, tires, boats, derelict and abandoned vehicles, discarded appliances and any other receptacles that can hold water. Water stored for domestic purposes should be kept in containers with tight fitting lids or covered with a sheet or towel. Marinas, boat owners, boat storage yards and operators are required to take appropriate measures to ensure that boats and other vessels do not allow water to accumulate and create a breeding ground for mosquitoes. The Department of Environmental Health is presently carrying out larviciding and ground fogging throughout Abaco and the cays as a means of mosquito control. Ground fogging is subject to weather conditions and is used to kill the adult mosquito. If it is rainy or the winds are too high, vector officers cannot carry this out. The insecticide used for fogging is released as a mist, not a liquid concentration and should have no ill effect on humans. But beekeepers and other pet owners should take the necessary precautions to secure honeybees and pets as the insecticide may be toxic. Abaco is very large and has many ponds that are treated regularly by vector officers. Natural types of pesticides which resemble doughnuts and last for 30 days are used in these areas. This has been a challenge for the Department because access to these sites is limited. Without the use of a boat, officers can only treat as far out as they can get. In addition to the granules or doughnut-like pesticides, there are a mosquito fish. These eat the larva and some of the eggs as well. Additional staff from Nassau has been brought in to assist officers at the Department of Environmental Health along with another ground fogging machine. They have been going door to door throughout our communities to help residents check their properties and identify potential mosquito breeding sites. The best control for mosquito breeding is to maintain a clean and sanitary environment. Ground fogging is done between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and Midnight.Protect Yourself After a Hurricaneable while renovating. Only one of the three buildings at Iggy Biggy is open, but it offers great bargains. Unfortunately, Snappas, which was the most damaged of all, will not be back for a while. Harbour View Marina, host of Snappas, suffered intensive destruction of its docks, rammed by several boats during Jeannes tidal wave. On the other side of the harbour, the Jib Room is in the process of cleaning and remodeling their inside bar/dining area which was under four feet of water; their backin-business date has not been pinpointed yet. But their docks came through the storm with little damage. In spite of the destruction and dislocation, life goes on and rumors of a Halloween party are in the air! So, listen for confirmation on the grapevine and get your costumes ready! WaterfrontFrom Page 1

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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 B Mailin Sands -mailin@mlrealty.net Ph# 242-367-2992 Fax# 242-367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasMarsh Harbour Office 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. This prime piece of property is unique and rare. Could have a commercial venture possibility. Room for expansion Lots of potential. $1,750,000Guana 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 Man-O-War -#0331-Elegant 3 bed/3 bath residence., 3,200 sq.ft wine cellar, hobby room, Corian countertops, well kept, and views of the Atlantic$1,100,000Marsh Harbour -#5105 Duplex available for sale. Each side -2beds/1bath with open floor plan Furnished and well-kept.!-$260,000 __________________________________ Man-O-War -vacant interior lot in town, close to amenities-$17,500UNDER CONTRACT Man-O-War vacant interior lots, close to Atlantic Beach, and close to restaurants, grocery stores, etc. $120,000 CasuarinaPoint -Vacant lot available in growing area. Close walk to beach. SOLD Long Beach -Beautiful area featuring gorgeous white beach. All lots approx. acre, and have beach access. Financing available. Call today. Sand Banks vacant property on main highway to Treasure Cay. Large parcels,and sea views. Bahama Coral Island -vacant property in Bahama Coral Island, financing available, Call for details. Treasure Cay -Canal Lots in desirable location, sea views, great buyUNDER CONTRACT Boat Harbour Guana Cay -vacant water front property accessible by boat only, not much available in this areaUNDER CONTRACT Cabbage Point5 acres parcels on the SC Bootlehighway, financing available Call today for 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 Boat Harbour-Great Guana Cay#Vacant property featuring water on both sides. Accessible by boat only. THIS LOT WONT LAST LONG! $198,000 Marsh Harbour New Price#5205-4 bedroom 2bath house on Don Mackay Blvd. Prime area for a commercial venture. 26,513 sq. ft of property. Great central location.$230,000 CALL TODAYNEW NEW Bahama Palm Shores This fast growing area features vacant residential lots. All lots have access to a powder white sandy beach. These lots sell quickly. Call today before theyre gone. SOLDTreasure Cay-two lovely canal front lots have been sold. Call today for more details on whats still available.NEW PRICEMarsh Harbour -#5106. Great opportunity. Established commercial complex. Currently features several retail stores and two rental apartments. All currently rented. Ideally situated on the main tourist strip. FANTASTIC INVESTMENT Call today for more details on this fine offering. GuanaCay-# 02714bed,2bath over looking lovely Boat Harbour. Features 800 sq ft of outside deck, downstairs has a self contained apartment comprising of 2bed, 1bath.Offers a private dock. Great for renting .$699,000 Treasure Cay -Carleton Landing. A new development. Condos becoming available on the canal. Reserve yours today. Call for more details. GuanaCay -2bed/2bath that sits on + private landscape.135 of oceanfront by 280 deep. A public dock is a five minute walk away. Call fro more details.$1,185,000 Sandy Point -#5072-This 1 story home is located on a pretty powder white beach. This home consists of 3bed/2bath, utility garage and boat house. Great area for bone fishing, and deep sea fishing. Handling a real estate transaction can be a confusing and time consuming. YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATION. Call today to list your property. Sit back, relax and let us work for you!www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Making Real Estate Real EasyCell: 375-8278

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Page 16 B The Abaconian October 15, 2004 You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W AR GRAR GR AR GRAR GR AR GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER YY YY Y BB BB B UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL OOMOOM OOMOOM OOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA CYCY CYCY CY PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER Y STY ST Y STY ST Y ST OREORE OREORE ORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER VICE STVICE ST VICE STVICE ST VICE ST AA AA A TIONTION TIONTION TION TEXATEXA TEXATEXA TEXA CO QCO Q CO QCO Q CO Q UU UU U ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ARAR ARAR AR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE TT TT T OO OO O WNWN WNWN WN BB BB B AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AMILAMIL AMILAMIL AMIL Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET K & S K & S K & S K & S K & S AA AA A UTUT UTUT UT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICE LVICE L VICE LVICE L VICE L TDTD TDTD TD SOLSOL SOLSOL SOL OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER CENTERCENTER CENTERCENTER CENTER LL LL L OO OO O WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN TURTUR TURTUR TUR TLE CATLE CA TLE CATLE CA TLE CA YY YY Y Nassau and Bahama Islands Leading Newspaper ABAB ABAB AB AA AA A COCO COCO CO 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 242-367-3677BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Houses and Apartments For RentClassified Advertisements RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSGreat Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Great Guana Cay 3 bedroom luxury home with dock. Fabulous views. $2000 per week. Call Robert at 704-299-6954 or www.blacktipcove.com Green Turtle Cay home fully furnished, 2 bed/ 2 bath on 1.5 acre penninsula with deck overlooking Sea of Abaco. $2200 per month. 3654226 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 Your Ad Could Be Here Call 367-3202By Portia Jonsson There are many responsibilities that fall under the umbrella of the Department of Social Services. Among them are the management of supplies before, during and after a disaster, and identifying and arranging the transportation of individuals in need to shelters. The department makes recommendation to central government regarding the needs assessment of persons. During Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne the staff of the Department of Social Services went above and beyond the call of duty. They braved the storm to remove persons from their homes who earlier refused to leave and had signed a waiver to that effect. When the storm was upon them, these persons soon realized what a terrible mistake they made by refusing help. Chief Welfare Officer, Ms. Charlamae Fernander, said persons should heed the advice of others when asked to leave their homes because they not only put themselves at risk but also others. Roughly 30 persons throughout Abaco were transported to shelters during Hurricane Frances. Before hurricane Jeanne made landfall the department visited the previous evacuees and were informed that all but two of them had already made other arrangements to relocate. Prior to Hurricane Frances the department distributed supplies to the shelters at St. Frances de Sales Church, the Central Abaco Primary School and Sandy Point with the assistance of volunteers and the Bahamas Defense Force. Some of the items supplied included food, water, batteries, toilet tissue, drinks and cleaning products. These were purchased through the local resources of Social Services assisted by Love 97 FM. The Bahamas Defense Force has been instrumental in the shipment of food items and water to our island after the hurricanes. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has made similar shipments directly to Moores Island and Grand Cay during the week of September 29th. The day after the shipment arrived, items were bagged up and the parcels were distributed. Whereas most persons were appreciative, Ms. Fernander said some still complained. For record keeping purposes, recipients were asked to sign a form confirming receipt. Although there were rumors that persons in the north did not receive relief supplies, Ms. Fernander wishes to dispel these. Three containers went out, one to North Abaco, one to South Abaco and one to Central Abaco and were distributed by the staff of Social Services. Fishermen from Spanish Wells also made distributions. After Hurricane Frances the department carried out house-to-house assessments throughout the Abaco district. This process is mandated by government and is necessary to ensure that those genuinely in need of relief to rebuild their lives get it. After Hurricane Jeanne persons already assessed suffered greater damage. The government wished to step up the assessment process; therefore, two teams from the Department of Social Services in Nassau arrived on Abaco to assist in this process and distributions. The department has visited every community throughout Abaco and made radio announcements advising persons who have genuinely been affected by the storms and not yet assessed to go to their office. Today Social Services has assessed some 1,010 households on Abaco. By and large, Ms. Fernander feels that persons have been honest about their needs, but she has come across a few who have not been truthful. She advised that unlike previous disasters her department is getting help from many volunteers. If it were not for them, her job would be insurmountable. She would like them to know that the Department of Social Services is very appreciative and encourages their continued support.Social Services Helped Those in Need Congratulations!Mr. & Mrs. Clarington Andersonon your10th Anniversaryof Marital BlissFrom your: ABACO, ANDROS, NASSAU AND SOUTH FLORIDA FAMILIES ESPECIALLY YVETTE & GABRIELLEMay God Continue To Enrich Your Lives! May God Continue To Enrich Your Lives! May God Continue To Enrich Your Lives! May God Continue To Enrich Your Lives! May God Continue To Enrich Your Lives!

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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 B Port DepartmentPublic NoticeEffective January 1st, 2005, commercial vessel(s) carrying twelve (12) passengers or more will be required to have another crew member in addition to the Captain. (Note that additional crew need not hold a B Captains License.) ALL Captains and Crew members of any commercial crafts (i.e. ferry boats, dive boats, bonefish boats and cargo boats) must be S.T.C.W. certified by January 1st, 2005. You and your employees have the option of taking this course on Abaco. The Training Division of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force will commence the S.T.C.W. training on Abaco on October 11th, 2994. For further information regarding cost, time and location, contact the Port Department at 367-0038 or 367-2934. Your compliance in these matters is anticipated. Captain Cyril A. Roker Port Administrator 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 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE LIVE YOUR DREAM ATEnjoy the life style you deserve . Waterfront lots with private boat slips in a secure gated community starting at $325,000 Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 www.greatabacoclub.com Houses and Land For SaleClassified Advertisements 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: 242-367-2040 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALEMarsh Harbour 3 bed/2bath furnished home. Large yard w/fruit trees. $250,000. Call 3675503 or 357-6561 Marsh Harbour 1/2 acre lot in Sweeting Village. Guana Cay lot w/ high elevation within township. Call after 5 242-393-0966 MUST SELLINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY REAL ESTATE IN ABACOTreasure Cay Vacant land 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #65 BL #167 Dundas Town 1/2 acre, 2 storey 4 bed, 2 bath, family rm Lot #25 Murphy Town Incomplete duplex one unit completed comprising 2 bed, 1 bath 6,900 sq. ft. Lot #60 Murphy Town Vacant Land 11,277 sq. ft. Lot #78B Dundas Town Vacant Land 10,810 sq. ft. Lot # 21 Murphy Town Commercial building 6,500 sq. ft. Lot #70 Murphy Town Duplex 2 2 bed, 1 bath 11,232 sq. ft. Lot #78 Dundas Town L-shape apt. complex 3 2 bed, 1 bath units 9,000 sq. ft. Area for small shop Lot #18B Murphy Town 3 bed, 2 bath Newly repaired 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #67For condition of sale and any other information contact Ms. C.A. Cooper or Ms.T. Rolle at 367-2141.BIDS ONLYMurphy Town Duplex 2 bed, 1 bath and 1 bed efficiency 8900 sq. ft. Lot #68 Bahama Coral Island Vacant land 10,890 sq ft. Section #3 Block A Lot #1Man-O-War 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 Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 With initial reports indicating major and significant damages to dock structures all over Abaco, Boat Harbour is among the more fortunate marinas, along with the Jib Room, that remain fully operational. The AAA Diamond Rated restaurant, Anglers, is fully operational and serving its complete award winning menu, including the all new Saturday evening specials of Sushi and Oriental Cuisine. Our hotel has weathered the storms, and we are booking rooms, boat slips, meetings, events and more. Work is underway, and we are confidently announcing that all improvements, repairs and renovations will be completed by November 15th, 2004.Service Resumes at Treasure CayTreasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina reports that the Treasure Cay marina is operating with full service. Fuel, fresh water, ice and electricity are available. No advance reservations are necessary through the fall and winter months. The Treasure Cay golf course is open, the Coco Beach Bar is serving lunch and dinner. The Upper Deck Lounge in the Spinnaker Restaurant is offering beverage service from 5 to 10 p.m. on weekends complete with satellite television to provide international programming for patrons. In anticipation of the hotel opening dates on the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, value season rates are offered throughout the peak season from November 24/04-April 10/05.Marsh Harbour Marinas Rush To Prepare for SeasonBy Portia Jonsson After Hurricane Jeanne passed through Abaco, it was heartbreaking to witness the damage and devastation she left behind. The majority of the docks and marinas in the harbour of Marsh Harbour including Port of Call, Harbour View Marina, Mangoes and Conch Inn have been destroyed. The Moorings with a fleet of 32 charter yachts at its docks moved most of them to the canals in Leisure Lee. The hotel and marina faired pretty well during Hurricane Frances, sustaining water in the rooms, loss of trees and shrubbery and one partially submerged yacht. During Hurricane Jeanne it was much worse. All of the docks, office buildings, and workshop area have been lost. Two of the yachts ended up side by side on the marina property and water came in above the air-conditioning units in the rooms. Ms. Samantha Cornish, Operations Manager at the Moorings, Conch Inn Hotel and Marina said her company has not laid-off any staff member nor do they intend to during this difficult time. All staff members are assisting in the cleanup efforts and conducting maintenance on the charter yachts. of International Rescue praised the contributions of many including Rotarians in Nassau and on Abaco, Faron Sawyer of Cherokee Air, the 7th Day Adventist Church and St. Frances de Sales School. According to Ms. Cornish damages to the hotel and marina are in excess of $1 million. The ten hotel rooms will be renovated and new office buildings and docks will be constructed. A tentative date of November 1st is given for the charter of yachts but this date may have to be extended. It is hoped that dock slips will be ready to rent again by this date. During a hurricane it is the policy of the Conch Inn Hotel to have guests leave. If there are guests on charter yachts, their charter is terminated. A few staff members lost everything in the hurricanes. The company has provided relief supplies and everyone was able to benefit. The Moorings, Conch Inn Hotel and Marina are doing everything to assist their staff and help them get back on their feet.Resorts Are Preparing for Tourist Season Please see Rescue Page 13

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Page 18 B The Abaconian October 15, 2004 Abaco Tug & TransportTug & Barge Work Available for Charters Sand & Rock Deliveries Container & Building Material DeliveriesMarine Construction & DevelopmentBoulders Dock & Sea Wall Construction Hi Tide Boat Lifts Dredging Excavation Land Clearing Trenching Drilling BlastingOn the waterfront at the end of the Key Club Road P.O. Box AB20285, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 367-5205 / 367-5206 Fax 367-4018 By J. Richard and J. Pinder Joan Pinder, a Governor-Generals Award holder, recently represented Abaco and the Governor Generals Yourh Award program in Grenada. She traveled with several other Bahamian GGYA students and leaders to participate in the annual Caribbean Award Scheme Council held each year in a different Caribbean country. The Council 2004 was held from July 23rd August 12th and was attended by participants from 11 Caribbean countries along with Canada and the United Kingdom. Grenada is a 133 square mile country in the Southern tip of the Caribbean. It is known as the Isle of Spice because of the many spices that are grown there. According to Joan, the most striking physical features of Grenada are its mountains. While in Grenada, Joan had to complete a Gold Level Expedition on foot, which required her to conquer hiking several mountains, each thousands of feet above sea level. This was made more difficult by the fact that it was the rainy season, and the mud made it nearly impossible to walk. After five days of camping and hiking in the cold mountains, Joan was able to experience the Grenadian Carnival, and said it was an amazing site to see. There were crowds of people, costume parades, steel band performances and lots of dancing and soca music. Joan did an excellent job representing her country and the GGYA program in the Bahamas. She has now completed her Bronze and Silver Level qualifications and is well on her way to receiving her Gold award. Her stay in Grenada was an experience of a lifetime and was one she would never forget. Joan is a member of the GGYA unit at S.C. Bootle High School and is currently the Head Girl of that school. The Caribbean Award Scheme Council 2005 will be held in The Bahamas with participants coming from all over the Caribbean.S.C. Bootle Student Spends Three Weeks in GrenadaBahamian students participating the Governor Generals Youth Award scheme traveled to Grenada to fulfill some of the requirements for their awards. Joan Pinder, a student at S.C. Bootle High School, was working toward her Gold Award. Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone Devices Electronics Service Centerformerly Television Service Center In Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Fire House CornerTEL: 367-2830Come in for an estimate No charge if repairs are not practical

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October 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 B PUBLIC NOTICEINTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLLThe public is hereby advised that I, Faniesha Tianna Anita Archer of Dundas Town, Abaco, intend to change my name from Fanaisha Tianna Anita Archer to Faniesha Tianna Anita Archer. If there are any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O. Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.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 OBO Call 404869-7537 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 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 97 Ford F150 Lariat, extended cab, 3 door, white exterior, gray interior, 6 CD changer, tape deck, new speakers, excellent condition. Call 477-5679 or 554-9650 2000 Daewoo Tico car, standard shift, less than 7000 miles, excellent condition, complete with A/C, stereo, gray interior. Asking $5500 OBO Call Buddy @ 365-6152 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe excellent condition, red exterior, gray interior, new stero system. $20,000 OBO For more info call Debbie @ 365-6244 (H) or 365-6501 (W) 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 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service 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 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. 23 Seacraft Sportfish 225 Merc. View at Lighthouse Marina $11,900 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 25 Grady White Sailfish cuddy cabin, walkaround, new bottom paint, powered by twin 225 HP Evinrude ram ficht engines, low hours. $48,000 OBO Call 367-2598 27 Phoenix 1989, twin 200 HP Volvo diesel, outriggers, auto pilot, V-berth w/shower & toilet 100 sq ft fishing area, ready for charter. $32,000 Call 954-764-7145 or 954-770-7197 29 Bristol sailboat, needs fiberglass work. $1500 Call 366-0444 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 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 We Are Back!Island ExpressThe Airline of The Bahamas Daily Flights between Marsh Harbour and Ft. Lauderdale Treasure Cay and Ft. Lauderdale For Lauderdale and Marsh Harbour Fort Lauderdale and Treasure Cay Treasure Cay365-8697 Marsh Harbour367-0169, 559-8770 Ft. Lauderdale 954-359-0380 SUNSHINE TRUCKINGFor all your trucking needs Authorized Trained Dealer for TyrFil The Worlds Foremost DeflationProof Tire SystemCall Now 367-4061 Fax 3668 For Industrial, Off-the-Road, Golf Cart, Wheelbarrow, Motorcycle, Car & Truck Tires________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantFinancial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training Specializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207Cornish Painting CoPainting Inside and Outside Pressure Cleaning Mildew Removal Varnish and Pickling Water proofing Pressure Washer for Rent Call 367-2773 COMMERCIAL SERVICESWhite aluminum commercial shop door and frame, excellent condtion. $495. Commercial track lightning (9) 8 tracks, new, $30 each. 1 pr Polk book shelf speakers $95. 1 pr JBL book shelf speakers $95. 2 electric attic vent fans, new. $45 each. Contact Linda at Iggy Biggy 367-3596 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE M & M CM & M C M & M CM & M C M & M C ompany Ltd. ompany Ltd. ompany Ltd. ompany Ltd. ompany Ltd.SPECIALIZING IN:Wallpapering Painting Roofing Marble Tile Cleaning Presswash Masonry Carpentry Carpet Cleaning Call 367-2804 Classified Ads Bring Results Call 367-3202By Mirella Santillo Confronted by the force of the winds during a hurricane, we wonder while we are relatively safe in our boarded home, what happens to our feathered friends and other wildlife? In my wanderings after the storm, I found a wounded wild duckling that did not survive more than three days; a few dead birds were found here and there, and many people mentioned noticing fewer of the regular birds at the feeders and around the area. Mocking birds, woodpeckers, thrushes, finches and other small birds seemed to have disappeared for a while, but are slowly coming back. White crown pigeons were seen foraging for food on the ground. On the other hand, since the second storm, we have been blessed in central Abaco with the visit of an unusual guest: the Bahama parrot, whose habitat is further south in the wooded area of Hole-inthe-Wall and Sandy Point. Several sightings were reported: 22 in ManO-War Cay on October 9, 12 on Matt Lowes Cay on October 10, 18 in Marsh Harbour and one Joshuas Way on October 9. Mrs. Anita Knowles with Friends of the Environment mentioned seeing four in Bahamas Palm Shores, not an unusual occurrence, but looking for food on the ground, totally unheard of, since these birds feed on tree berries. David Knowles with the Ministry of Agriculture is of the opinion that the rarity of food and disruption of habitat has forced them out of their usual surroundings. Will that change be permanent? Is Central Abaco offering a similar or safer environment for these endangered birds? We can only watch to find out. There will be an official bird count in January at their usual location; we will report on the findings at that time. No other wild life seems to have been disrupted by the storms. The wild hogs feed on roots and dig in the ground for food so they would not be affected. There has not be any report of beached sea mammals; a few dead fish found in the seaweeds. Three dolphins were sighted along the coast north of Marsh Harbour two days after Jeanne.Wildlife Report

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Page 20 B The Abaconian October 15, 2004Elbow 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 $1,9 70,000. "Point of View" NEW PRICEMarsh Harbour Bustic Bay 8 Unit Bonefishing resort, with fifty seat Laz y Parrot Restaurantand Bar. Central Air conditioning. 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 Beachfront. Open decks for fabulous ocean views, elevation for Sea of Abaco Views. Fully furnished and equipped. #AB123 NEW LISTING $1,3 7 9 ,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 $ 9 25,000. "Lookout" NEW LISTING Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,4 7 4 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 $1,03 5,000 "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 9 00,000 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 4 50 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. 4 8 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 $2,29 0,000. 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, 2,4 78 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 $ 9 25,000.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 mark eting 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 J ohn 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-pri vate 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 # AB514 7 $ 3 75,000. 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 Q ueen Eliz abeth 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' Layalong 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 $29 0,000. 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"