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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 23, DECEMBER 1st, 2004 By Jennifer Hudson A large number of people from many churches on Abaco attended a heartwarming Service of Thanksgiving on November 26th at the Church of the Latter Rain inRecognition Was Given at Thanksgiving Service Please see Service Page 2 Many people were honored on November 26 for exceptional services that they provided at the time of the two hurricanes which hit Abaco in September and after the storms. The Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel presented the certificates. He is in the center and on his right is Chief Councillor Cay Mills, who received a plaque for his diligent work to restore his community. He was presented the plaqu e by a committee of Dundas Town citizens. Dundas Town. This service was organized by the Abaco Christian Council with the desire to bring people together to celebrate and give thanks to Almighty God for His protection throughout the two recent very destructive hurricanes and to honour those people who had assisted others throughout the storms. In his welcome, Pastor Alexander Archer reminded the congregation how thankful all on Abaco should be because, Since the hurricanes many trips have been made to the dump but not one to the graveyard. Dignitaries from Nassau bringing messages to the congregation were the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health, and Rev. Dr. William Thompson, President of the Bahamas Christian Council. Mr. Robert Sweeting, M.P. for South Abaco, also brought remarks. Other officials in attendance were Senior Island Administrator, Mr. Revis Rolle; and Deputy Island Administrator Neil Campbell; Ms. Christine Green of Environmental Health; Principal Green from Abaco Central High School; Gary Smith, Superintendent of Customs; Inspector Godfrey Ferguson of the Royal Bahamas Police Force; Mr. Rudolph Smith, District Education Superintendent: and Chief Councillors Cay Mills of Central Abaco and Ms Lillian Laing of Moores Island, and Councillor Glen Laing of Guana Cay. The Hon. Marcus Bethel took as the text for his very informative address the words of St. Paul, beginning I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances and ending, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. We can chose how we react to disas-Remembrance Day Is ObservedStudents Were Chosen as CaddiesThe first golf tournament at The Abaco Club at Winding Bay was held on November 19-20. Members and their guests were invited to play on the only tropical links type course in the world. Students from Abaco Central High School were chosen to be trained as caddies for the tournament. They are shown here in their uniforms. The Abaco Club hopes some of them will choose to become permanent employees after their graduation. See story on page 7Photo by Stone McEwan Abaco observed Remembrance Day on November 14. The uniformed youth organizations traditionally lead a parade through Marsh Harbour. But this year rain curtailed their activities. Instead, the marching band of Wesley College and a police contingent along with some bystanders congregated at the freight dock where a short ceremony honored the men and women who lost their lives in World Wars I and II fighting for freedom. Many Bahamians served in both wars but few are still living. Shown here is ASP Wayne Miller, officer in charge of Abaco, laying a wreath at the monument commemorating Bahamian Independence. Remembrance Day is observed on the second Sunday in November and has been commemorated since 1919. By Jennifer Hudson My home happens to overlook the route for shipping in and out of the Port of Marsh Harbour and I have noticed in recent weeks a dramatic increase in the amount of traffic on this route. The freight boats, the Legacy the Tropic Night and the Duke of Topsail, have been kept extremely busy coping with the greatly increased quantity of goods awaiting shipment into Abaco. They have not onlyCargo Doubles at Port Please see Freight Page 4

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Page 2 The Abaconian December 1, 2004 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour Jewellery Repair and DesignRoyal Harbour Village in Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0137 www.theconchpearl.com We offer the finest in repair service for rings, chains, bracelets, earrings and more in gold, silver, or platinum. Our prices are posted in the gallery and our turn around time is second to none. All work done on the premises by an expert jeweller/gemologist. We also will create a custom piece for you using your stones or ours, and your designs or ours. Appraisal services by appointment. 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 ter, said Dr. Bethel, Hope has more to commend it than despair. He recognized the fact that for many people it was like starting over to rebuild their homes and lives after the hurricanes, a prospect which can be overwhelming. Dr. Bethel spoke of the many ways in which Ministry of Health agencies activated plans for adequate preparation for emergencies before, during and after the hurricanes. These included the Disaster Awareness Commission, ensuring that the hospitals were well prepared, sending out doctors and nurses with extra supplies and monitoring the water quality and general sanitation. The island of Abaco is still being monitored, especially the Mud and Pigeon Pea, he said, and the sum of $30,000 has been spent on health related issues on Abaco not including clinics. Repairs to health facilities throughout the country will amount to $3.2 million of which $118,000 will be spent on Abaco. Five and a half million dollars in total has been expended throughout Abaco as indicated by the Department of Works and Utilities. Dr. Bethel expressed his Ministrys profound gratitude to the people of Abaco for their indomitable spirit, saying that this island is being repaired faster than any other in the Bahamas. He also stated the important fact that the total effect of the storms is generally not felt until a week or so afterwards; it is then that the trauma sets in. His Ministry provided post disaster psychological support, and he commended the organizers of this service for helping to heal the wounds. Dr. Bethel closed by saying, We have to rebuild our country and we can through Christ who strengthens us. In his remarks the Hon. Robert Sweeting, M.P. for South Abaco, remembered a comment made to him after Hurricane Floyd by then Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham which was, Disasters do good for a lot of people. Mr. Sweeting reiterated this fact, stating that people have been given millions of dollars since the storms and many have better homes now than they would have done without the disasters. He praised Rev. Sarone Kennedy and his wife for organizing all the relief centres during the hurricanes and asked Gods blessing as we seek to rebuild in Abaco. Speaker for the evening was the Rev. Dr. Thompson, who told the congregation that this was his fifth visit to Abaco since the hurricanes to bring encouragement to the people, and he had also sent in counseling teams. He quoted Isaiah in chapter 43, When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and went on to say God has a plan and despite the destruction He does have a plan for our lives. He is our refuge whatever has happened. He will not ServiceFrom Page 1Service Thanks God for Protectionallow us to go through the storms on our own. He hears us and will come to our rescue. Even though He allows trouble to come, He will be in the midst of the storm. Rev. Dr. Thompsons closing plea was for the churches of Abaco to come together under the one banner of God; different forms of worship do not matter. What is needed is for everyone to work together, love each other and walk together as one for the betterment of Abaco. Following these profound messages an awards ceremony was held to thank many of the people who laboured unselfishly among us throughout the hurricanes and, in many cases, continue to do so today. Awardees were introduced by Mr. Revis Rolle and certificates were presented by Dr. Marcus Bethel. The Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health on the right, presented Chief Councillor Cay Mills, left, for his efforts in restoring Dundas Town after two hurricanes. Please see Service Page 22 Mr. Gary Smith, Chief Customs Officer for Abaco, receives a certificate of honour for his service to the community after the two hurricanes. The Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel made the presentation.

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANY www.damianos.com EXCEPTIONAL LISTINGS SINCE 1945 MARSH HARBOUR Donna Darville Tel: 242-367-5046 Fax: 242-367-5045 donna@damianos.com HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CAY Kerry Sullivan Tel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 kerry@damianos.com ELBOW CAY PROPERTIES Jane Patterson Tel: 242-366-0035 Fax: 242-366-0569 jane@damianos.com LUBBERS QUARTERS & TILLOO CAY Laurie Schreiner Tel: 242-366-3143 Fax: 242-366-3143 laurie@damianos.comHOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAYHOPE TOWN POINT SUBDIVISION Lot #54 This sandy ocean fr ont lot is the least expensive buildable ocean front lot for sale on Elbow Cay. It is located almost at the tip of the northern end of Elbow Cay in an established quiet community. The lot has 120 feet of water frontage in a small cove, where the water stays protected, making this an excellent spot for swimming all year round. An excellent property for investment or to build your dream home. $475,000. Internet Ref. #2279 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.LUBBERS QUARTERS JACKS JUNGLE High elevation, waterfront and interior lots. Lush preserve surrounding many of the lots. Each lot comes with private slip at the dock. Starting at $80,000. Call Laurie Schreiner: (242) 366-3143. LUBBERS QUARTERS Waterfront lots starting at $140,000.TILLOO CAY TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $75,000. One lot left with deep water for private dock $197,500. Int. Ref. #1836. TILLOO CAY SEA TO SEA 3 3/4 acres $715,000. Int. Ref. #1884GUANA CAY BEACHFRONT LOT 100 x 150 $365,000. Internet Ref. #2446 BUILD YOUR VACATION HOME! 135 x 165 lot $145,000. Int. Ref. #2499 PROPERTIES FOR SALE HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY HONEYMOON VILLAInternet Ref. #22912b/2b Loyalist style cottage in the heart of Hope Town, 50 paces from sandy beachProfessionally decorated & landscapedCentral a/c, outdoor hot tub, watermaker, & laundry roomBuilt in 2001Excellent rental history$695,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 LISTINGS WANTED:Elbow CayGuana CayTreasure CayBahama Palm Shores LotsLubbers Quarters & Tilloo CayWe have buyers!! NORTH ABACO WATERFRONT Large 110 x 200 lot with partially completed 40 x 36 home. Breathtaking ocean views overlooking Ambergris Cay and Bonefish Cay. Asking $120,000. Internet Ref. #2383 Call Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 WATERFRONT Large 110 x 200 residential lot. $41,000. Internet Ref. #2384MARSH HARBOUR ROYAL HARBOUR Harbourfront lot in private gated community, close to town, restaurants and shops. Capabilities of dock installation. $305,000. Int. Ref. #1432 GREAT ABACO CLUB Canal lot #8 with unobstructed view of the Sea of Abaco. Excellent building site. $299,000. Internet Ref. #2102 NEW LISTING COMMERCIAL Located in town near the Government Dock, this 6,525 sq. ft. lot has great investment potential. $75,000. Internet Ref. #2513 MUL TI-FAMILY Elevated property close to town; quiet area. $38,000. Ref. #1704 GREAT CISTERN (NORTH OF MARSH HARBOUR) Quiet residential area with 15 20 homes. Ready to build 32,014 sq. ft. lot. $47,000. Internet Ref. #2353 30 MILES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOUR 30 Acre development with 1,000 ft. sandy beachfront. Beachfront lots from $70,000. Interior lots from $20,000. #2187 EXCLUSIVE RUSSVALE APARTMENTS Located near Boat Harbour six rental units. Asking price $770,000. Internet Ref. #1669CHEROKEE SOUND YELLOWWOOD AREA 11,250 sq. ft. lot with 80 elevations, breathtaking views of Winding Bay Beach & the Atlantic Ocean. $60,000. Internet Ref. #2113 NEAR WINDING BAY Private community, elevations up to 100, great ocean views, small craft accommodation, offshore deep-sea fishing. One acre oceanfront lots $610,000. Lots from $145,000. Internet Ref. #2131. Call Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 BAHAMA PALM SHORES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOURInternet Ref. #23222 bed 2.5 bath main houseWrap around verandahs1b/1b furnished rental cottage20 kw Generator100 ft. x 150 ft. propertyMINUTES WALK TO 8 MILE BEACHPRICE REDUCEDMOTIVATED SELLERNEW PRICE $355,000 Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 EXCLUSIVE HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY NOREASTER 1Internet Ref. #19452 bed 2 bath 1,000 sq.Great rental historySeaviews & steps away frombeautiful ocean beach spacious lotFurnished & dock access$425,000NOREASTER 2 (Ref. #2427)Fractional ownership forJane Patterson: 242-366-0569 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE 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 EXCLUSIVE HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TWIN DOLPHIN POINTInternet Ref. #20722 elevated waterfront homesTotal of 8 beds 7 baths, 4 kitchens, and officePrivate 80 dock with 50 Tand 9 ft. draftSmall beach & sunning areaLush 1.6 acre propertyGreat rental historyTurnkeyPRICE UPON INQUIRYJane Patterson: 242-366-0569 EXCLUSIVE HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY GAZEBO VILLASLocated on the most photographed street in the Village of Hope Town, Sea Villa and Palm Villa offer splendid views of the adjacent islands and Hope Towns historical candy cane lighthouse. Each unit is comprised of 2b/ 2b upstairs, and spacious living area downstairs. Outdoor living on the waters edge and close proximity to Hope Towns best beach, make the villas one of the islands best rentals. Fully furnished, professionally landscaped, full back up generator, water maker, and laundry house. Offered at $875,000 each. Internet Reference #2509 Call Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEW LISTING NEAR MAN O WAR CAY DICKIES CAYInternet Ref. #2288Traditional island retreat3 bed 3 ensuite bathsSpacious open floor planWarm polished pine interior with exposed beamsHardwood floors100 foot dock with 10,000 lb. boatlift, covered roof & electricity$1,275,000Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TILLOO CUTInternet Ref. #1671Dorros Cove Subdivision3 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 EXCLUSIVE HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TAMARIND HILLInternet Ref. #2518Beautiful 2b/ 2b home withone bedroom apartment and one acre of land in very private LucayosSubdivisionAwesome view of the Sea of AbacoCommunity dock steps awayFully landscaped and furnishedLarge storage shed & car port$1,200,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TAHITI HAIInternet Ref. #1640Dorros Cove SubdivisionNewly 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 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 EXCLUSIVE CHEROKEE MINUTES FROM WHITE SANDY BEACH!Internet Ref. #2246Secluded & cozy fairly new 2 bed 1 bath cottageOne acre prime propertyFully furnished w/ A/CDeeded beach accessElevations in area 100 ft. plusDeep-sea fishing nearbyMotivated seller$$ $$ $ 375375 375375 375 ,000,000 ,000,000 ,000Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY C-DREAMSInternet Ref. #2424Very spacious 3b/3b home with ocean view in private North End Elbow Cay5 minutes to Hope Town2 minute walk to the most beautiful beach on the islandNewly built in 2000 with vaulted ceilings, central a/c & garagePRICED TO SELL $500,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEW LISTING EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE 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

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Page 4 The Abaconian December 1, 2004 had to contend with the increased demand for building supplies as a result of the two recent hurricanes but have the added volume of Christmas stock being brought in by store owners. The Tropic Night and Duke of Topsail have each doubled the number of trips they make into Marsh Harbour per week to two while the Legacy which also provides extended service into Green Turtle Cay, is now arriving every week instead of every other week According to Mr. Gary Smith, Superintendent of Customs on November 21st all three boats were in port and offloaded a total of 2,300 tons of supplies. According to Mr. Smith, all warehouses in Florida are filled to capacity with goods waiting to be shipped to Abaco so this extended schedule will remain in effect for some time. Mr. Smith stated that, despite problems and inconveniences still being experienced at the Port Authority facility, the staff is facilitating as many persons as possible. There is still no BEC power at the facility and being solely on generator power limits their ability and slows down the proFreightFrom Page 1Shippers and Customs Handle Increased FreightBusinesses and individuals are rushing to import supplies and materials before the November 30 deadline for duty exemption for hurricane relief supplies. That storm repair freight along with increased merchandise for stores stocking Christmas inventory has more than doubled the amount of freight coming into the Port of Marsh Harbour. The normal freight boats are coming in twice per week instead of once and warehouses are full in West Palm Beach with freight for Abaco. cess. Staff is working without air conditioning and is remaining late into the night to cope with the workload. The warehouse is still leaking as a result of hurricane damage and so business is being conducted out of containers. The Customs Department is kept busy with the increasing demands at this time of year with all the Christmas stock arriving. In addition, there has been a marked rise inOpen DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed Sundaysthe number of pleasure craft arriving for the Thanksgiving weekend requiring clearance plus four cruise ships which arrived at Castaway Cay last week. The Customs Department, says Mr. Smith, though working under much pressure, is nevertheless doing its best to cope and facilitate customers as expeditiously as possible. Check The Abaconian on line atwww.abaconian.com Resort Features: Spectacular 3-mile beach Championship golf course Marina-view restaurant & bar Pool,tennis,watersports 150-slip full-service marina Diving,snorkeling & dive shop Boat rentals,charters & guides Hotel rooms,2 or 3 BR suites Treasure Cay Road (exit off Bootle Hwy) TREASURE CAYHOTEL RESORT & MARINA Hotel: 242-365-8801 Spinnaker Restaurant: 242-365-8469 Golf Course: 242-365-8045 Treasure Divers: 242-365-8465 www.treasurecay.com

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 YAMAHA 4 STROKE GAS AND ELECTRIC (48V)Its versatility allows it to serve a variety of uses.Introduces Prices starting from $7500.00 ContactAbaco Outboard Engines For Further Information242-367-2452 Duty Free Information Available GENERATORSStarting from $1100.00 GAS & DIESEL AVAILABLE

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Page 6 The Abaconian December 1, 2004 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 TV and DVD SALE Merry ChristmasWE HAVE MOVED TT TT T OO OO O AIRPORAIRPOR AIRPORAIRPOR AIRPOR TT TT TBy Richard E. Fawkes At a convivial, family-style Thanksgiving luncheon of the Abaco District of the Royal Bahamas Police Force in Marsh Harbour on November 26, Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson heaped high praises on Officer-in-Charge ASP Wayne Miller and exhorted his officers to become further entrenched in community policing. Community policing must be paralleled with the hard-nosed policing of challenging the criminals who would impose the code of the jungle, and take them out of the community, he said. He said ASP Miller introduced community policing to Nassau Village in New Providence, where drug dealers had tried to keep the police out by attempting to establish police no-go zones like they have done in parts of Jamaica. Not in The Bahamas, said the commissioner. There will not be any no-go area anywhere in The Bahamas where the police cannot go while I am Commissioner of Police. He was pleased with the work ASP Miller has been doing in Abaco since he came here at the end of September in promoting community policing and working with other agencies such as the administrators office. I sent ASP Miller here in the middle of the storm by helicopter, and he hit the ground running, he said, in reference to ASP Millers arrival here the day after Hurricane Jeanne, to replace Supt. Clarence Russell, who left for further training in England. Mr. Farquharson explained that community policing is about touching lives; of turning around those young men on the verge of committing crimes and directing them to go straight and return to good citizenship. He said that without forming a partnership with the community and other agencies, the police would be working against the community rather than in harmony with it. He pointed to the Farm Road Project in Nassau, where crime was reduced by 50 percent in three months and the gunfire at night ceased; and a similar project in a section of Freeport referred to as The Ghetto. Earlier in November in Los Angeles Commissioner Farquharson received a first place community policing international award on behalf of The Bahamas for the Freeport community policing project from the International Association of Chiefs of Police at their convention. Commissioner Farquharson, who is a member, said IACP has a membership of 19,000. There were 14,000 delegates at the convention, he said, and we were the only international police force to receive a community policing award. In May of last year The Bahamas received a similar award for the Farm Road Project from the 24-country Association of Carib-Commissioner Farquharson Addresses PoliceThe police held a Thanksgiving dinner on November 26 in Marsh Harbour. Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson spoke to the officers encouaging them to continue with community policing while still agressively fighting the criminal element. Please see Farquharson Page 22 2004-2005DateEventDecember 11, 2004Christmas Wine Tasting December 15, 2004 Gino D Comes to Abaco Inn December 24, 2004 Christmas Eve Buffet December 25, 2004 Annual Christmas Dinner March 13, 2005 Artists Luncheon March 27, 2005 Easter Dinner May 8, 2005 Mothers Day Dinner June 19, 2005 Fathers Day Dinner July 4, 2005 Fourth July Fiesta July 10, 2005 Bahamian Independence Day Please make the Abaco Inn a part of your future plansAbaco InnUpcoming Events Abaco InnWhite Sound Elbow Cay 242-366-0133 242-366-0113 e-mail info@abacoinn.com VHF Ch 16 Small boat dock available AbacoAbaco AbacoAbaco AbacoChristmas FChristmas F Christmas FChristmas F Christmas F estivalestival estivalestival estivalDecember 11th 12 noon 10 pm Memorial PlazaPLAN TO ATTEND Special Appearance bySanta Clauswith photo opportunityArt Work Christmas Crafts Window DecorationCompetition for BusinessesTaste of AbacoRestaurants will feature their specialty itemsToys for Totswith a Bouncing Castle and Hot DogsBoat Parade Fire Works

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 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.comBy Jennifer Hudson It was a picture perfect day for the Abaco Club of Winding Bays first golf tournament on November 20th. This tournament, which marked the first social event for the Club, provided an opportunity for camaraderie and a chance for members to experience this championship course. The Abaco Club, which will have its soft opening on December 23rd, 2004, already has 63 members, 20 of whom, along with their guests, participated in this pre-opening Member/ Guest Tournament. The players were able to enjoy a practice run the previous day as it was the first time any of them had seen this spectacular new course which received high praise recently from a cadre of top journalists for elite golfing magazines. The course, according to Mr. Henry Robinson, Director of Sales for Winding Bay who is an avid golfer, is visually stimulating and entirely different from any other course in The Bahamas or Caribbean. Most are flat but the Winding Bay course spans several different elevations with the 18th hole standing 50 feet above sea level. The reason for this, states Mr. Robinson, is that the course was built by a Scottish architect who built it to play like a Scottish links course. Links courses consist of natural dunes which have normally been formed by rough and stormy seas. The course at Winding Bays Abaco Club is unique in that it too is composed of dunes, giving it the distinction of being the worlds first tropical links golf course. Take away the sun, palms and turquoise waters, said Mr.Robinson, and one would think they were in Scotland. Course design was a collaboration between golf course architects Tom Mackenzie and Donald Steele. Mr. Mackenzie, who is a very fine golfer from Dornoch, Scotland, was on hand to play in the tournament. Peter Jacobsen, who has just won the senior U.S. Open for golfers over 50, was also slated to play but had to cancel owing to a back injury. The course, which would have been 100 percent completed had not the two major Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne caused setbacks, was nevertheless 90 percent ready. So as never to forget the eventful year the course was opened, the tournament every year will be called The Frances Jeanne Invitational. On Friday night a party was held at the beach bar for members and guests to become acquainted and on Saturday night an awards dinner was held under the tent at Boat Harbour when Peter de Savary was on hand to present crystal trophies to the winning golfer and runner up. Eighteen senior male students from Abaco Central High School were given the opportunity by Winding Bay to caddy for the golfers at the tournament. They received training before the event and the eight most promising students will be invited to remain with the Club, caddying on Saturdays untilAbaco Club Holds First Golf Tournamentthe end of the school year when they will be offered permanent employment as caddies. This was a wonderful experience for these young men and an excellent opportunity to see if they would like to make this a career after they graduate from school in June of this year. A Unisex SalonOfra Cosmetics Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza 367-3623 Advertise inThe Abaconian Were back with a full menu for EVENING DINNERTreat your staff to a Christmas Party at Mangoes.Wide selection of Christmas Party Menus available to suit all! Custom Menus to suit your requirements.RESTAURANT Outside Dinning Deck will be OPEN on December 11th for the Boat Parade. BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISSAPOINTMENT Open Daily except Sundays Dinner 6 9 pm Mon Sat Bar Snacks 6pm... until Use our temporary entrance through the boutiqueRestaurant Phone: 367-2366www.mangoesabaco.com Watch for our dinghy dock Marina will be open in spring of 2005 Gold & Silver Jewellery, Bronze Sculpture & Nautical CuriosThe work of three generations of JohnstonsVisitors to our PP PP P ub & Galleryub & Gallery ub & Galleryub & Gallery ub & Gallery are always welcomeVisit Abacos largest and most diverse art gallery Chat with the sculptors and artist craftsmen18 miles South of Marsh Harbour, by road or boatWebsite: www.petespub.com e-mail: pete@petespub.com P.O. Box AB-20282, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 366-3503Wild BoarWild Boar Wild BoarWild Boar Wild Boar BBQ Chick, BBQ Chick BBQ Chick, BBQ Chick BBQ Chick enen enen en On the beach in downtown Little Harbour Open Daily BBQ Every Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday beginning at noonPeas n Rice, Spiked Baked Beans, Potato Salad & Cole SlawLunch served daily from 11 am Reservations requested for dinner FF FF F riday riday riday riday riday Happy Hour 5Happy Hour 5 Happy Hour 5Happy Hour 5 Happy Hour 5 pm Untilpm Until pm Untilpm Until pm Until . .. . . .. . . .See a different part of Abaco and have lunch at our beach front pub Visit an operating Foundry on ThursdaysHoliday Events Party Dec. 4 Pot Luck Dinner Dec. 25 Surf & Turf Dinner New Years Eve

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Page 8 The Abaconian December 1, 2004 Dave RalphThe Editor Says . Recovery Is Well Underway Letters to the EditorThe 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, Mirella Santillo, Isobel Sherman Contributors: Richard Fawkes, Lee Pinder 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 Crossing Beach Traffic Problem Must Be AddressedDear Editor, Have you ever been down to the Crossing Beach at the same time that a ferry from Hope Town or Man-O-War is arriving? It is worse than downtown Nassau in rush hour! At 8:30 in the morning there are taxis, school buses, private cars both parked and coming to pick up people and several dozen children that do NOT understand the idea that it ISNT a good idea to dash across the road at full speed in front of a moving vehicle. The area is so congested that a larger vehicle like my truck cannot turn around because cars and taxis are parked two or three cars deep. I was forced to drive down into Eastern Shores and use someones driveway to turn around last week. The pick up area for the ferries is too small and as a result if you are there to pick up someone or something you are forced to simply STOP in the middle of the road, causing numerous angry drivers behind you to wait while you attend to your business. Parking for people that ride the ferry daily to Hope Town to work is so scarce that folks are forced to park their cars half way in the road along the fenced property at Crossing Beach. This in turn makes it very difficult and dangerous, if not impossible at times, for two larger vehicles to pass along the road. I suppose all of this is not any one persons or business fault. Its simply the growth of Abaco, but something has to be done. And soon! Or someones child will not make it home from school because a car has hit him. Or someone not paying attention will hit another car headon while trying to get to the ferry. I dont begin to imagine what it will cost or how long it will take to solve this problem, but it is a problem that must be solved and soon or the people of Abaco, or worse, a tourist, will suffer for it. Regards, Tara SandsThanks for AssistanceDear Editor, I was involved in a boating accident at Parrot Cay just outside Hope Town. As an update to the story of my unfortunate error in navigation on the evening of November Marsh Harbour is the entry point for twothirds or more of Abacos visitors. The arriving view from a taxi is nearly normal for those staying here or the majority who pass through on their way to other areas. For all practical purposes the business district has rebounded and is in full swing. Our shipping companies have doubled their freight runs. Some freight is backed up at the Marsh Harbour dock but the biggest backlog is still in Florida even with the freighters doubling up their schedules. Merchants are attempting to get their normal Christmas stock which always keeps our freighters full at this time of the year. Added to this are the demands of the construction industry attempting to get lumber, cement and other building materials needed for our reconstruction. Our restaurant capacity is almost normal with only Snappas totally out of service. Most restaurants on the cays are back to full capacity. Our trees and shrubs have sprouted greenery but close examination will show where branches and limbs were snapped off. Fortunately, it is not readily apparent. It will take the summer rains and time to see real improvements in the landscaping. The most obvious signs of the destruction in the Marsh Harbour area are the several marinas along the waterfront which either lost their docks or had them so badly disfigured as to make them unuseable. Even these are coming back to life with limited dockage which increases with each passing week. Christmas boating traffic is not as robust as March so boaters should find dockage somewhere in their favorite town. By March or April the marina situation should be nearly back to normal. Much of the boating waterfront is behind tall fences and buildings so much of this rebuilding is not readily visible. The marinas may find that rebuilding will allow them to use their seabed space more efficiently and gain slips in the same space. Most of the marinas grew piece-meal over the years and did not always use their leased space to best advantage. Debris can still be found in some vacant lots or in out-of-the-way places but the basic town areas have been cleaned up. The slowest recovery seems to be to government buildings. The two warehouses at the new freight dock lost doors and several pieces of roofing. These repairs require a multi-stage assessment and approval process within government. This procedure has not been expedited as was the assistance offered the homeowner. A remaining sign of the roof damage is noted generally with patches of shingles on many buildings that dont match the rest of the roof. Even where the same color was available, the repair stands out as being brighter against the other faded portions of the roof. There are many instances where the replaced shingles dont even make a close match. After enduring two hurricanes with winds in the 110 120 mile per hour range, most home owners found there were bigger things to worry about than a few mis-matched shingles. Some of the older roofs will be due for replacement in a few years and then may be re-shingled with a superior grade of roofing. Some buildings are getting a new roof now while the duty free exemption is in effect. Most of the roofs with the top grades of shingles came through very well as did most of the metal covered roofs. Perhaps incentives should be in place to encourage the use of better grades of roofing which have proven to be more storm resistant. Landscaping is another area government might consider for concessions. Augmenting or replacing damaged or dead plants will help restore the sub-tropical looks which are so desired by our visitors. Left to herself, Mother Nature will take time to repair the landscape. Attention should be given to repairing the landscape which is an important marketing component of the area. Judging from reports by persons who are familiar with Abaco and Grand Bahama, our recovery has been smoother and faster than that experienced by our neighbor to the west. Hurricane Floyd may have helped us this time around as many of Abacos less substantial buildings were destroyed and subsequent construction was to a higher standard. Abaco has a rich history of its town folk taking care of its problems and storm recovery is no exception. Abaco people have a take-charge attitude and frequently get a job done without waiting for others. Governments hand is less obtrusive here and the private sector plays a large part in area affairs. The settlements on the cays have a variety of self-help groups to keep their towns in order. Marsh Harbour would trail in this respect as it moves forward as being a city. It is losing the community feeling which is prevalent on the cays and in the smaller towns. Visible recovery is well underway and our Christmas season should be nearly normal. There is still much to be done behind the scenes which will be invisible to most people. Governments programs to foster recovery have been on track. The politicians have realized that physical recovery translates into employment and economic recovery. Resorts and rental house agents are reporting good reservations for the holiday season. Recovery on the street translates to recovery at the cash register. 4th this year, which I believe you did a story on, is it possible to say a few words of thanks in your paper to all those concerned in the rescue thereafter? I would like to say: To all those that were involved in the rescue of myself and two friends after my boat crash just outside Hope Town on the evening of November 4th, I would like to say a huge THANK YOU. Without all your efforts we would not have been able to do as well as we have subsequently done. I owe a debt of gratitude to the decision to fly me out to Palm Beach for medical attention and, of course, to those who kept Please see Letters Page 9

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address CitySt. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $40 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 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. Sep 04 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 Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Open 9 am 5 pm Mon. Fri.Traffic congestion at Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour has been an increasing problem. As more people commute back and forth to work, with many school children commuting and an increasing number of visitors, the traffic congestion is more than a nuisance, it is major accident waiting to happen. There does not seem to be an acceptable solution. By Portia Jonsson The Rotary Club of Abaco, under the leadership of president Kevin Sterling, sponsored and participated in a one day Community Diagnostic Reading Clinic on November 13th at St. Francis de Sales with the trained and certified clinical educators from Every Child Counts Learning Centre. The clinicians began a program of providing reading assessments to second grade children throughout Abaco which it plans to continue on a monthly basis. The goal of these community clinics is early identification of potential blocks to Counts to arrange a time for a free private evaluation. The main purpose of Rotarys collaboration with the community clinic is to provide a means for Abaco to screen all primary children so that physical, developmental or skills difficulties can be detected and remedied before they interfere with learning. A secondary goal is building capacity. Through these series of clinics, Rotary volunteers will be trained to provide vision and hearing screenings. Participants in Novembers Community Clinic guided by Sharon Kossack, Professor of Reading from Florida International University, included Rotarians Sandra Albury and Jo-Ann Bradley, Every Child Counts clinicians Louise Rose, Pamela Hepburn and Ellen Hardy, Diagnostic me conscious and who gave me vital first aid in Hope Town and in Marsh Harbour. I am now back in England with a wired jaw and without five teeth but getting slimmer by the day! I will be back on Abaco in the New Year and will endeavour to say thank you in person to all of you.. Once again, thank you all so much for giving your time to helping the local Abaco people and us visitors when we get into trouble on Abaco. Your work is much appreciated. Kind regards, James McAlpine LettersFrom Page 8 learning so intervention strategies can keep each child performing at grade level in order to have students remain in their home schools. Students were given full reading battery consisting of hearing evaluation, predictions of reading potential, assessments of word recognition, comprehension and if needed, pre-reading foundational skills. Parents were briefly informed of their childs performance immediately after the testing and will be provided with full reports, including tips for instruction within two weeks after the test. With the parents permission, a second report is sent to the childs school. This free reading evaluation has been provided upon request of school or family by Every Child Counts for over six years. If you have concerns about a student and would like a diagnosis to detect any difficulties, you should contact Every ChildRotary and Every Child Counts Hold Clinic Please see Clinic Page 22 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure Cay Open Monday Saturday 9 am 6 pmPh: 367-2180 Fax: 367-5241Major credit cards acceptedChristmas Sale!Dec. 13 18, 2004Buy Two & Get One FREE on wines & selected spirits

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Page 10 The Abaconian December 1, 2004 celebrate the wonderEverything you need is in store this holiday season.From early Christmas morning surprises & giggles to family dinners, make one stop at Solomons and your Christmas Shopping is done. Whats hot? Electronics, bed & bath, toys, toys & more toys!Nathan Key Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 242-367-2601/2 Fax: 242-367-2731 Open Mon-Thurs: 8am-7pm Fri &Sat: 8am-8pm Sun: 8am-2pm AVAILABLE HEREGift cards are sold in multiples of $25 and are good on any purchase in store. See store for details.

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 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 By Jennifer Hudson The new owners of Alburys Ferry have completed a successful takeover of the business despite the two very severe set backs presented by the major Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. They are to be greatly commended for their very thoughtful humanitarian gesture of providing free ferry service for a few days post hurricane to alleviate some of the burden faced by many at that time. Now it has become necessary for them to make some changes to their operation. Life in general has become more expensive for everyone in recent times and this fact has seriously impacted the ferry service. Unavoidable increases in outlay will affect the ferry service to the tune of one quarter of a million dollars a year, therefore necessitating an increase in ferry fares. The owners of the ferry service have done everything possible to impact least those who use it most and so the increase to the workers weekly pass will be small and no changes will come into effect until January 1st, 2005. Several major factors have been responsible for the increase in fares. Fuel costs have risen drastically. In the last week alone diesel prices rose by 30 cents per gallon, bringing the number of fuel increases since September 2002 to six. This signifies an overall increase in excess of 38 percent during that period which means an additional fuel outlay of $10,000 dollars a month. Insurance rates have skyrocketed both for medical and general insurance. Dockage insurance is now at an astronomical rate. Dockage fees in some cases have been tripled by the Port Department and some even raised from 90 cents per foot to $6 per foot, an increase of 700 percent. The cost of licenses for their captains and boat registration fees have also increased. New Port Authority regualtions require all commercial operators to have a second licensed and certified crew member on board all boats effective January 3rd. Training, which will entail one week for each employee, has been delayed due to the hurricanes which will mean that employees will have to take that time off work. Each employee must be paid by the ferry operators while in training and overtime will have to be paid to another employee to cover for the person in training. This training will cost the company $500 for each employee and this will cause an additional cost to Alburys Ferry of $20,000 per year. All ferry captains must undertake this training annually. Though very costly to the company, the training is supported 100 percent by the ferry owners. The training will cover three areas fire fighting, CPR and crowd control. Now for the good news. The additional crew members on the boats, in addition to being highly trained in safety, will relieve the baggage congestion when there are really high loads during the tourist season. The ferry owners have repaired the Union Jack Dock at their own expense to alleviate traffic congestion at the Conch Inn when all the workers to Guana Cay are in transit. A big plus will be more adequate parking and the relief in vehicular traffic congestion at the ferry dock when the owners have completed the renovations they are planning, again at their expense, to the government property there. Passengers will have the convenience of an expanded ferry schedule as several additional runs will come into effect January 1st. The last Guana Cay ferry of the day which has previously run only if there were sufficient passengers will become a definite. There will be additional evening ferries between Hope Town and Marsh Harbour, enabling residents to enjoy anAlburys Ferry Will Make Changesevening out and still be able to get home on a regular ferry that night. Depending on the success of those runs, it may be decided to do a late evening ferry for Guana Cay. There will be an additional 11:30 a.m. Sunday service to Man O War Cay. All boats will be modified to carry beverages for sale on board. Alburys Ferry, with a fleet of 10 boats, serves all the central part of Abaco with the largest of the fleet carrying 100 people. Costs for purchasing and maintaining these boats is high and operating costs continue to escalate. Located on Don MacKay Blvd Marsh Harbour, Abaco367-WOOD 9 6 6 3Bring in the New Year with new furniture from WOOD YOU!!HOLIDAY SCHEDULE Tuesday Friday 10 am 5pm Saturdays 10am 2pmClosed December 23rd until January 4, 2005 Happy Holidaysfrom all of us at WOOD YOU

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Page 12 The Abaconian December 1, 2004 ABACO HARDWAREHoliday Sale!BEGINNING 1ST DECEMBER, 2004UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST YOUR HARDWARE STORE WITH A WHOLE LOT MORE!!!!TT TT T ools,ools, ools,ools, ools, TT TT T oysoys oysoys oys , , Bicycles,Bicycles, Bicycles,Bicycles, Bicycles, Housewares Housewares Housewares Housewares HousewaresCheck out our line of Christmas Trees and Decorations Don MacKay Blvd Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 367-2170 Fax: 367-2928 Email:abacohdwe@batelnet.bs REFRIGERATOR GSS22IFP WW $1,179.00 RANGE JGSP23WEH WW $599.00 JGBP30WEH WW $759.00 HOUSEWARES All Housewares 25% off CIRCULAR SAW 5490KC SKIL 7-1/4" CIRCULAR SAW $79.99 EXTERIOR PAINT Ace Royal Semi-Gloss Latex Exterior Paint $25.99/gal White or Tinted INTERIOR PAINT Ace Royal Semi-Gloss Latex Interior Paint $23.99/gal White or Tinted

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Page 14 The Abaconian December 1, 2004 2004 ADWORKSSALES OFFICES: NASSAU, FREEPORT, ABACO & ELEUTHERA CORPORATE CENTRE: EAST BAY STREET, NASSAU P.O. BOX SS 6232 Reality Check. Weve got plans that provide savings and protection. So you can enjoy peace of mind today, knowing tomorrow is secure. think life insurance only benefits the ones you leave behind? C & A VC & A V C & A VC & A V C & A V ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft Drinks ariety Store & Soft DrinksTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNOW SELLINGNOW SELLING NOW SELLINGNOW SELLING NOW SELLING Gatorade V8 Splash Bluebird Smoothies Bottled Water Malts and Canned Sodashe called backBy Mirella Santillo Several issues were on the agenda for November 19, 2004: The follow up on the school reconstruction The garbage problem The rebuilding of the docks and moorings for the fishing boats The repair of the water tower Another issue to be subsequently addressed is the repair to the ZNS antenna which allows the residents to keep in contact with what is happening in the rest of The Bahamas. Grand Cay is located 42 miles directly north of Fox Town, 53 miles north of Grand Bahamas and 3.5 miles off Walkers Cay. Due to its location, the cays social administration is divided between Grand Bahamas and Abaco. Administrative matters are handled by the Northern District of Abaco and school, police and health issues are taken care of by Grand Bahamas. As we step on the dock, we realize how important the problems discussed today are by Administrator Donald Cash, Chief Councillor George A Russell and other council members. The amount of destruction from the two hurricanes of September is over powering. The tall water tower reservoir, which dominates the north shore of the island and was half full before the storms, was heavily dented by the strength of the winds. A lesson to be learnt before being confronted by another storm is to make sure the tower is full. As we walk through the streets of the settlement, we are shocked to see tumbled houses, roofs with gaping holes and debris every where. We meet school age children walking around. They explain that due to the damage to the classrooms, school days are being alternated for grades 7 and 8. A group of residents greets us as we walk and stop to chat with us. Among them is the mother of a brand new six-week-old baby boy born just after Hurricane Jeanne strolling with a friend and her daughter. They have received food, building supplies and are grateful that the telephone system was promptly restored; they said that power was also restored fairly quickly since it and the water are provided by nearby Walkers Cay. A back-up generator was brought on Grand Cay rapidly. Their main concern now is the repair of the tall antenna which brings them ZNS news. It has been inoperable since the hurricanes, and they feel cut off from the rest of the country. The satellite communication has been restored but is not the same. They want the home news. Further along the concrete path we arrive at the Grand Cay All Age School with an administrative office shaded by a huge, double trunk mahogany tree that is still standing in spite of quite a few missing branches. Children are in recess but the principal and teachers are having a meeting that they graciously interrupt to answer our questions and show us around the grounds and the classrooms. Mr. Suresh A. Seeran came to Grand Cay 10 yeas ago and has been the school principal for three years. There are eight teachers including himself and one administrative assistant. They take care of 108 students. The school was heavily damaged and several classrooms had to be closed down. Classes are now being held in the library and in the teachers meeting room. Donations from Fort Pierce, Florida, are being used to rebuild one area that should be ready by the end of December, enabling the seventh and eighth graders to resume full time school attendance. Moreover, the government has promised the construction of a separate building which will house a science laboratory and a computer laboratory. One of the teachers completely lost her house and the principals home sustained so much damage to the roof that he and his family had to leave the house during Hurricane Frances. They are lodged elsewhere until repairs are done. The school reopened on October 4 and most of the lost time has been regained. There was no mid-term break and school will be extended until December 21. The school focuses mainly on academics and certificates of achievement for social studies and religious studies for 2003 are proof of the efforts of the students and staff. After graduation 50 percent of the students go on to higher studies, most of them at The College of the Bahamas; a small percentage goes to the USA and the rest look for jobs in the community or on other islands. We resume our tour of the island and make a brief stop in the cemetery. The small plot peacefully nestled on top of a hill is the last resting place of a few families, maybe even the founders of the settlement. On the earliest graves time has erased the painted names, and it is hard to make out a name or a date. We barely see a Smith, who died in 1867. The area is still scattered with shingles and debris, but I am sure that when the living have been taken care of, time will be given to the departed. Besides the two hurricanes the community was plagued by the closing on November 1 of the Walkers Cay Resort which employed 80 people. Walkers Cay was owned by the Alplanalp family since the early 1960s and had been a constant source of income for a good part of the Grand Cays residents The storms have also impacted the lobster fishing which supports most of the economy of the island. Fishing can be very lucrative in normal times but due to loss of traps, boats and docks and the diminishing lobster population, it has not resumed to its fullest capacity. The only guest house on Grand Cay, Rosies, has been so badly damaged that it has not re-opened yet. This succession of disasters has left the inhabitants of Grand Cay in a tight mon-Grand Cays Economy Has Been Badly Hit Please see Grand Cay Page 15 The shore line of Grand Cay is a busy area when the economy is good. The town depends on Walkers Cay and crawfishing for employment. However, the resort on Walkers Cay closed on November 1, putting 80 people out of work. And the crawfishing has not been profitable this year because their boats and docks were damaged in Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne and crawfish are very scarce because of the storms.

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 2,3,4&5Bedroom BeachfrontRentalsTreasure Cay, Abaco, BahamasPhone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501www.BahamaBeachClub.comTollFreeReservations:800-563-0014 18HoleGolf Course,Tennis,BoatRentals, Scuba,IslandTours,Shopping&More!One of the10Best Beaches in the WorldNational Geographic LUXURYCONDOMINIUMS Tbh Is your realtor sent buyers fromWhos Who in International Real Estate? Call usPh: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.cometary situation making it nearly impossible for them to take advantage of the no duty policy temporary implemented by the government. They would greatly appreciate an extension that would allow them to save some money to buy what they need. Chief Councillor Russell thinks it will be a full year before the island comes back to what it used to be. Several officials have visited the island since Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. The Council and the residents are grateful for the help they have received from the government, including from former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, the foreign private donations and the hard work of Batelco and BEC employees. There is still tremendous recovery work to be done. Nine houses are being rebuilt; there is a staff of three helping with the cleaning, but the involved situation of the garbage disposal on the island makes it a tedious and expensive process. All the trash and refuse generated by the residents is usually transported by boat to another cay where it is disposed of. It has to be deposited at a certain location on the dock, then bagged and loaded to be shipped across to Well Cay. The amount of debris and trash tremendously increased due to the hurricanes and has not been processed yet.Hurricanes & Resort Closing Hurt Grand Cay B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdTel: 367-2798 Fax: 367-5098 The cemetery on Grand Cay has some very old graves. However, the weather has destroyed most of the lettering. The town is still reeling from the effects of the storm and has not been able to maintain their cemetery properly. Please see Grand Cay Page 22 Grand Cay residents enjoy a walk through town. The 7th and 8th grade students shown here are able to attend school only every other day because of damage which the school suffered from the storms. Grand CayFrom Page 15

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Page 16 The Abaconian December 1, 2004 For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.com Services include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Well stocked marine store Mechanical repairs Marine Store Products: Yanmar Engines & Generators Marine Paints & Accessories Repair & Resin Supplies Yanmar Parts & Service Bottom Paint & Solvents Stainless Steel Bolts etc. Cleaning Supplies Cutlass Bearings Fuel Dock Zincs Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat Lift Bottom blister repair Propeller repair Announcing Dental SpecialistsAgape FAgape F Agape FAgape F Agape F amilyamily amilyamily amily Dental Centre Dental Centre Dental Centre Dental Centre Dental CentreDr. Therese M. Bonamy & StaffP.O. Box AB 20676, Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 242-367-4355/54 Fax: 367-2193E-mail: agapedental@batelnet.bs Dr. Munir Rashad Dec. 3 Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeon (Wisdom teeth) Dr. Woodley Thompson Dec 9-10 Orthodontics (Braces) Dr. Antoine Clarke Dec 9-10 Periodontics (Gum disease & implants) Dr. Therese Bonamy (Full time) General Dentistry (Aesthetic, Restorative & ZOOM BLEACHING) Janet Ferguson RDH (Full time) Dental Hygienist Call today for an appointment All emergencies and walk-ins are welcome Proverbs 3:5-6 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 It Pays to AdvertiseMethodist Churches Hold Joint ServiceBy Jennifer Hudson On November 14th, Remembrance Sunday, the three Methodist churches of St. Andrews in Dundas Town, St. James in Hope Town and Epworth Chapel in Cherokee came together for a combined worship service. Rev. Carla Culmer, minister for all three churches, brings all her members together for fellowship in this way several times a year. The service was held at St. Andrews Church which was full to capacity with visitors from each of the other Methodist Churches and also from the Presbyterian Kirk of the Pines which enjoys a special bond with Rev. Carla and her churches. The service was led by Mr. Gary Smith of St. Andrews and Mr. Larry Neilly of Epworth with all the churches represented playing a part in the readings, prayers and choral renditions. An inspiring liturgical dance was performed by the St. Andrews Dance Troupe. Mrs. Eleanor Jorgensen, Mr. Emalin Sawyer and Mr. Vernon Malone, the three recent recipients of Methodist Service Awards, were recognized and at the close of the service three Candles of Remembrance were lit by representatives from each of the Methodist churches; one for Peace, one for Memories and one for Hope. After the singing of that great hymn by Isaac Watts, O God Our Help in Ages Past a time of fellowship was held in the church hall at which an abundant lunch, provided by the ladies of St. Andrews Church, was served.Church Celebrates 90th AnniversaryBy Isobel Sherman The week of November 15-21 the Church of God Cathedral in Coopers Town celebrated its 90th anniversary. Under the theme Keep the Faith Alive services were held nightly. Services were held nightly with guests speakers delivering the sermons. A gala awards banquet was held on Saturday evening at Touch of Class in Treasure Cay. Guest speaker for the evening was the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, Member of Parliament for North Abaco and former Prime Minister. During the banquet Mr. Ingraham gave a donation of $10,000 to the church which is in the process of building a larger edifice. Several long serving members of the church were honored at the banquet. PreChurch News Please see Church Page 22 The new building for the Church of God Cathedral in Coopers Town will be an outstanding edifice when it is completed. At the 90th anniversary of the founding of the church, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham made a generous donation toward the completion of the building which suffered damage from the two hurricanes in September. Construction is farther along thatn shown in this file photo. Authorized Distributor THE OUTBOARD SHOPMarsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 E-mail-outboardshop@abacoinet.com Full range of Johnson two stroke and four stroke Evinrude outboard engines from 2hp to 250hp at lower than US prices Up to three year warranty extensive parts inventory and factory trained mechanics Dry boat storageAssociated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Dolphin Marine Green Turtle Cay 242.365.4262 Island Marine Parrot Cay 242.366.0282 Roberts Marine Green Turle Cay 242.365.4249 Sea Horse Marine Hope Town 242.365.0023 Fishermans Marine Long Island 242.337.6226 Minns Watersports Exuma 242.336.2604 OBS Marine Freeport 242.352-9246

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 Hair, Body & Soul Unisex Salon Need a new look? Let us help! BarberingWaxingMassagesFacialsAcrylic NailsAirbrushingEar PiercingHair ExtensionsLonnette, Florence, Misty &CindyTuesday Saturday 9 am 6 pm Located on Crockett Drive next to K & S AutoTel: 367-0125 By Carol Garrisen, American Red Cross The Red Cross volunteers on Abaco spent their Thanksgiving in a very special way. Led by Barbara Johnson, the Red Cross leader for Abaco, the volunteers spent their Thanksgiving evening delivering tarpaulins and blankets to the residents of the Bahama Star Farm Treasure Cay. More commonly referred to as just the farm, the 120 Haitian families that live there are employed at the Bahamas Star citrus groves adjacent to the settlement. There was much excitement as the Red Cross vehicles pulled up in the darkness. (The residents are still living without electricity as a result of the last hurricane.) The volunteers were met by Katty Etienne, a resident of the farm. Katty has been assisting the Red Cross with their distributions and helping to ensure that the relief items are distributed fairly among the residents. Katty was born in the Bahamas and has lived on the farm her entire life. Both her parents immigrated from Haiti more than 20 years ago with the dream of helping their families back home and building a better future for themselves. Katty is a bright, young woman and a natural leader. These are qualities her supervisor must have recognized in her because when Barbara Johnson first came to the farm looking for a community representative that the Red Cross could work with, he directed Barbara to Katty. In addition to the three rolls of tarpaulin and the 125 blankets that the Red Cross delivered on Thanksgiving, the Red Cross distributed more than 100 food parcels to the residents of the farm. Many families are still recovering from the affects of Hurricane Jeanne. Water services only began working last week and even now the water is turned off after 5 p.m. The electricity is still not functioning and many homes are still in need of repair. Katty and her five-year old son braved the hurricane in their home rather than go to the already overcrowded shelter. She is thankful that she and her family survived without injury and the house sustained only minor damages. She and the other residents of the farm are also thankful to the Red Cross for their assistance and support during this holiday season. Red Cross Helps Hurricane Affected FamiliesThe residents of Bahama Star Farm were excited when Red Cross vehicles arrived with relief supplies. Here is Willard Cooper, a volunteer Red Cross worker, with some of the supplies. Mr. Cooper assisted with the delivery of tarpaulins and blankets on Thanksgiving evening. By Isobel Sherman Abaco Youth in Action held its first practice session of the season on November 13 at the field in Murphy Town. Over 100 youngsters ages 4-15 came to learn how to improve their skills and to play soccer. Coordinating the program is Linden and ElvaSoccer Training BeginsDavis assisted by soccer coaches Patrice Charles, Stretch Morley and Sophie Miller. On the first day the youngsters were split into age groups, Pee Wee, Junior and Senior groups. Skills in dribbling, passing and kicking were held. Abaco Youth in Action meets every Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon.

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Page 18 The Abaconian December 1, 2004 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 840-9393 M/V Legacy c/o Heavy Lift Service Inc. 801 Avenue East Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Ph./Fax: (242) 393-4371 Western End Potters Cay Dock Nassau, New Providence Serving Marsh Harbour and the Cays with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach Departing Palm Beach twice monthly* Departing Nassau Every Tuesday Night Arriving Marsh Harbour Early Wednesday Morning Extended Services to Green Turtle Cay* For more information on the Palm Beach service Call Trinity Customs Brokerage (242) 367-4297 By Richard E. Fawkes On a night when most people are preoccupied with their weekend entertainment, about 100 residents of Hope Town showed up at St. James Methodist Church on November 26 for what could only be described as an exemplary dialogue and problem-solving exercise between public officials and a community. By the end of the two-and-ahalf-hour town meeting conducted by Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson on the rising crime rate in the Elbow Cay town and what could be done about it, residents committed themselves to providing land, materials and labour to build a cottage that would be leased exclusively to the Royal Bahamas Police Force. Commissioner Farquharson steered the nights discussion toward what he called some practical things we have to do in Hope Town. I want two police officers here, he said to loud applause. I have the officers, he continued, but I need some place for them to live. Joking that he would stay until midnight and place everyone under close arrest, the commissioner said he did not want to leave Hope Town until he had resolved the problem of housing for his officers to provide a 24-hour presence. It was an issue he had been working on for three years, and it was about time it was resolved. Complaining that the current quarters available to Corporal Dino Durham, the officer assigned a month ago to Hope Town, and his family was so unsatisfactory that he would not allow his pet to live there, the commissioner told the residents, Its a disgrace. Thats where your police is living who must help you solve this crime problem. After a period of back-and-forth discussion among the residents about whether certain rental properties were available, resident Truman Major proposed that he could locate a piece of property on which a cottage could be built if other residents were willing to provide labour for construction. Chester Thompson, another resident, said he would head a committee to find the building supplies. Mr. Major said the community could stipulate that the cottage could be leased only by the police for a period of years. There was general agreement. Commissioner Farquharson said the police had a maintenance crew that could assist in the construction. He praised Mr. Major for his suggestion, noting the fact that he was a Long Island man. The commissioner grew up on Long Island. It emerged, as the town meeting addressed other issues, that there was considerable tension between the Bahamian and second-homeowner communities on the one hand and the Haitian immigrant community on the other. The residents discussed a growing drug use and distribution problem, particularly among the youth. The meeting was well attended by second-home owners, many of whom are Americans, and older Bahamian residents. But there were hardly any youth or residents of Haitian background in attendance. Just that morning, there was a stabbing incident at a construction site on the cay, allegedly involving two men of Haitian background one a resident of Hope Town and the other of Marsh Harbour. One man suffered a stab wound to the neck; the other hammer bruises to the head and shoulder. None of the mens wounds were deemed life-threatening, and they were both in police custody in Marsh Harbour waiting to be charged in magistrates court. Commissioner Farquharson advised that the young people of Haitian background in particular should not be excluded form discussions of community problems and resolutions. Those who knew no other country were especially vulnerable and confused about their status and future and did not need to be left on the outside. With respect to youth, the commissioner cautioned liquor licensees not to sell liquor to minors under 18 and blame it on tourism. Lots of things are blamed on tourism, he said. You stand to lose your liquor license for selling to minors. When Rudy Malone of the Hope Town Volunteer Fire Brigade asked Commissioner Farquharson for advice on how to deal with a tendency for large crowds to gather outside the clinic after an incident, saying he did not know if they were there to finish the job or to help, the commissioner said he would like to think they were there out of curiosity or to help, adding, Again, having uniformed officers present would be the best guarantee of how to handle the situation. In response to a residents report that there was a gang of youth harassing certain young women, the commissioner said, Tell me quietly who the leader is so Mr. Miller could mash that up. He was referring to ASP Wayne Miller, officer-in-charge, Abaco District. Several residents complained that there were a number of illegal Haitian workers who were behaving aggressively. The commissioner responded that first of all no one in Hope Town should be hiring any illegal immigrant as that was against Bahamian immigration law. He suggested that town residents should send a group to represent Hope Towns concerns over illegal immigration to a town meeting Immigration Minister Vincent Peet would be holding in Marsh Harbour later. The Commissioner came to Abaco that day expressly to respond to residents request for police assistance in stemming what they consider rising crime problems of assaults, burglaries and illegal drug usage and distribution. He attended a special police Thanksgiving luncheon in Marsh Harbour earlier in the day. He was accompanied from Nassau by Superintendent Raymond Gibson, commander of the Drug Enforcement Unit, and his staff officer, Inspector Stephen Adderley.Hope Town Will Build Police ResidenceCommissioner of Police Paul Farquharson held a meeting in Hope Town on November 26 to discuss crime on the island and housing for two officers. The residents are going to construct a building specifically for officers so the island can have constant police presence. Shown above are Lt. Allan Gibson, Commander of the Drug Enforcemen Uni, Commissioner of Police Paul Farquharson, Const. Dino Durham, policeman stationed in Hope Town, ASP Wayne Miller, Officer in Charge, Abaco.

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 HIGH-SPEEDWIRELESS INTERNET Out Island Inter .Net Bahama Palm Shores Cherokee Sound Fishers Bay Guana Cay Hope Town Leisure Lee Little Harbour Lynard Cay Lubbers Quarters Man-O-War Marsh Harbour Scotland Cay Tilloo Cay Winding Bay Treasure CayNow Available in:Wireless@abacoinet.com367-3006 A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery Servicing the Bahamas and South Florida Turbo Prop Service Available MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS (242) 367-2089 (242) 367-2613 (242) 367-2530 Call for Scheduling Committed to a Higher Standard in Aviation CHEROKEE AIRCHARTER SERVICE Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned GoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmBy Jennifer Hudson Mr. Jack Thompson, Disaster Management Coordinator for NEMA (National Emergency Management Agency) arrived in Marsh Harbour from Toronto, Canada, on October 6th in order to assist Abaco in getting back on its feet following the passage of the two serious Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. He states that ever since then there has been a large volume of supplies arriving here for distribution throughout the community keeping the shipping companies extremely busy In fact, the amount of goods arriving to date has more than tripled. Four freight boats of materials per week are arriving from abroad bringing very large shipments of lumber, plywood, wire mesh, cement, windows, doors, roofing materials and a host of other supplies necessary for home construction and repair. This house is for Doris Culmer of Murphy Town and she will be moving into it before Christmas. Ms. Culmers house is one of the first to be completed by government on Abaco which is building houses for elderly or need persons. Mr. Thompson is extremely pleased with the way in which the restoration project is progressing and stated that the last time figures were tallied on November 16th a total of 695 families had been assisted. Residents are being assisted in various ways. Some have been given vouchers, enabling them to obtain building supplies from the hardware stores while, in some cases, supplies have actually been delivered to the persons homes. The coordinator for the south had supplies trucked to Sandy Point and Crossing Rocks, a project which went very well and materials have been shipped to Moores Island on the M/V Gurth Dean where government is constructing eight new houses in addition to the repair work which is going on. Moores Island is doing well with its reconstruction programme, said Mr. Thompson, and this has provided much needed employment for that community since eight men are being employed to work on each house. There are thirty houses under construction throughout Abaco from Moores Island to Crown Haven and this process is going extremely well, according to Mr. Thompson, who says that the government is hoping to issue keys for some of these homes by Christmas. Two ladies who will receive a wonderful Christmas present are Doris Culmer and Ida Swain, both residents of Murphy Town who will be in their newly built and completely furnished homes in time for Christmas. Construction and painting of the house for Mrs. Culmer have already been completed on the outside with electric wiring installed and cabinets now being fitted inside. Work on the house for Ida Swain is not far behind. The contractors for these projects have been very hard working and faithful, said Mr. Thompson, though there have been other challenges, the main one being the supply issue. There has been a problem with getting supplies in regularly from overseas and contractors have been running out of certain items. This is due to the fact that Florida and the Caribbean are competing for supplies for their hurricane ravaged areas. Also contractors effecting hurricane repairs here are having to compete for supplies with some large companies which are heavily into the construction business. Despite set backs it is expected that many of the homes and repairs will be completed by the end of January. The government is assisting any elderly or infirm persons or others unable to afford the costs of labour by supplying local contractors to do the work. The biggest issue now, said Mr. Thompson, is the expiration date of November 30th as the last day for the importation of duty free goods. Since many people have asked for more time in which to bring in supplies which are still needed, Mr. Thompson has submitted a request to NEMA in Nassau which will invite the authorities to consider the matter and, hopefully, grant a further extension. When asked about reports of some persons misusing the duty free concession, Mr. Thompsons reply was, It is almost impossible to prevent unscrupulous persons from taking unfair advantage. But as long as the needy are benefitting, I am happy.Hurricane Restoration Progresses

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Page 20 The Abaconian December 1, 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 3650083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general Abaco information http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http://www.abacos.com http://www.go-abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com + agents who have multiple cottages and houses By Richard E. Fawkes Supt. Raymond Gibson, commander of the Drug Enforcement Unit, informed a town meeting on crime in Hope Town on November 26 that recently Haitian sloops have been used to transport drugs to The Bahamas. I dont want to single out any one group, Supt. Gibson said, but thats the way it is. That is what has been happening. Most of the Haitian sloops have been transporting drugs from Haiti to take advantage of the situation in Haiti and bringing drugs through The Bahamas. Supt. Gibson, who spoke at the invitation of Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson, gave a brief overview of the current processes by which drugs are trafficked through the archipelago to reach communities like Hope Town, where residents have been complaining about a rise in sale and use that have exacerbated the crime problem there. Commissioner Farquharson got a nod of agreement from residents that drugs were a big problem in Hope Town. What are we going to do about drugs in Hope Town? the commissioner asked. The answer to that is that we have to first take out the supplier; the crook. We believe that we are well on our way. Weve got five of the major kingpins behind bars. Commissioner Farquharson told his audience that the murder rate dropped from 74 in 2001 to 43 in 2002, after we deliberately took a view that we are going to go after the kingpins. So you see, he said, if you take them out, it brings peace and tranquillity to places like Hope Town, Green Turtle Cay, wherever it may be. But Im telling you, we have to pull together on that. Supt. Gibson said some of the drugs that have been turning up in communities like Hope Town are the payment to go-fast boat operators who help the smugglers from Colombia and Jamaica store their supplies on Bahamian islands and cays until it is safe to take them to the United States. Some of the drugs are used as payments, he explained. When the drugs get in their hands and they cant get it off to the United States because the heat is on, the pressure is on, then they try to sell it in the community. So what you see happening now is small amounts of drugs being sold in communities. He said it is a serious problem because the sale of drugs touches every family within that community. And its very, very important for us to work together. You cant sit by and just watch things happening and turn a blind eye to it. DEU Commander Says Haitian Boats Transport Drugs Report All Crimes Support the Police

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 21 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..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room............................ Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes............................. Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys.......................... Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys................................. Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mackerals..........................................367-5932 Hope Town Abaco Inn........................... Capn Jacks Club Soliel.........................................366-0253 Harbours Edge.................. H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudys Place.................$$$.........366-0062 Sea Spray.......................$$ .........366-0065 Man-O-War Pavilion ............................... Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay................................... Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Travellers Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club........................ Lauras Kitchen McIntoshs Restaurant......$.............365-4625 New Plymouth Inn........$$$.............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 22 The Abaconian December 1, 2004 Is your property featured onwww.CaribbeanRealEstateShowcase.comCall us Ph: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com First to be honoured was Mr. Cay Mills, Chief Councillor for Central Abaco, who was presented with the Humanitarian Award for outstanding dedication to the community. Certificates of Honour and Gallantry were awarded to representatives of many civil organizations which assisted during and after the hurricanes including the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Social Services, the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department, Radio Abaco, The Abaconian, BEC, Batelco, Customs, Red Cross, Environmental Health, the Defense Force, the Community of Spanish Wells and the Chief Councillors. After a vote of thanks to all who participated in this very uplifting service and the singing of the National Anthem, refreshments were served on the patio. ServiceFrom Page 2 bean Chiefs of Police of which Commissioner Farquharson is vice-president. As to ASP Millers future in Abaco, Commissioner Farquharson has been receiving many calls from Abaco in reference to the fact that the officer-in-charge was appointed for a three-month interim assignment, saying, Wayne Miller has been doing an excellent job. Will you allow him to stay? Commissioner Farquharson smiled and quipped, Well answer that tomorrow. Also attending the luncheon were Senior Central Abaco Administrator Revis Rolle and Mr. Gary Smith, head of Customs, Abaco. FarquharsonFrom Page 6 senting the awards was Bishop John Hume, National Overseer of the Church of God. The honorees were Ms. Mildred Russell, Ms. Miriam Murray, Sis. Armelda Nairn, Ms. Cleotha Edgecombe, Ms. Emerald Cooper, Ms. Ruthiemae McIntosh, Mr. Joseph Wright, Mr. Orlean Rolle, Ms. Louise Wright, Ms. Evelyn Russell, Ms. Isbella Rolle, Ms. Eleanor Bootle, Ms. Rosemae Sands, Mr. Hartman Cooper, Mr. Winfield McDonald, Ms. Vivian Cooper, Ms. Mary Cooper, Ms. Thelma Edgecombe, Ms. Erma Duncombe, Ms. Dorothy Adderley, Ms. Lavern Hanna, Ms. Estella Cooper, Mr. Alexander Duncombe and Dr. Kenneth Major Jr. The service on Sunday afternoon of November 21 brought the week of celebration to a close. Bishop A.W. Cooper read the history of the church, numerous visiting pastors brought remarks and National Overseer Dr. John Humes brought the message. The committee responsible for the planning of the week was Bishop Archilus Cooper, Pastor Hubert Edgecombe, Chairman Eric Collie, Committee chairmen Clayton McIntosh, Jackson McIntosh, Gersil Edgecombe and Kenneth Major Jr. ChurchFrom Page 14 Cold Beers Cubed Ice Huge Wine SelectionWeekly Specials Quantity DiscountsFree Delivery Friendly ServiceConveniently LocatedWe offer a large selection of bar accessories GET YOUR CHRISTMA GET YOUR CHRISTMA GET YOUR CHRISTMA GET YOUR CHRISTMA GET YOUR CHRISTMA S SPIRITSS SPIRITS S SPIRITSS SPIRITS S SPIRITS ORDER EARL ORDER EARL ORDER EARL ORDER EARL ORDER EARL Y!!!Y!!! Y!!!Y!!! Y!!! 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Rotarians registered students as they came in for testing, started students on writing and mathematics sub-tests, then learned how to administer physical vision and hearing screening. The next community clinic is planned for January 2005. with relatives, says Chief Councillor Russell and therefore have not emotionally suffered because of that. They are waiting patiently for a normal life to resume; theirs is a peaceful island where life is slow and socializing among friends and neighbors is a way of life. Residents would be happier if they could be more informed on storm happenings before and after so they can take safety measures and be reconnected to their homeland news via ZNS!

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 23 We, the new owners of Alburys Ferry, would like to thank both the local residents and tourists of Abaco for your continued patronage and support during our transistions over these very stormy past few months. As a result of the ever increasing costs of doing business (see Reasons) and in light of the fact that there has not been a fare increase since September 2002, we have found it necessary to increase our fares. Please be advised that after extensive research and in an effort to least affect the passengers that use our service the most, we have adjusted our rates as published. The good news is, that in conjunction with these rate increases, you will benefit from both, additional crew members on board the ferries and an expanded regular schedule, expanded services and additional navigation and safety equipment designed to better accomodate your travel requirements. Fuel has increased by almost 40% since September 2002.Port Department has mandated significant changes to both the number of crew members per vessel and the training required for each crew member.Increased cost of additional crew members.Dock fees, license and registration fees have more than doubled in recent months.Private docks leases have more than doubled since July 2004.Insurance rates have increased substantially and are estimated to group another 30-50% next year. All of the above plus various sundry items purchased in the course of doing business have increased our cost by approximately $250,000.00 per year versus the same time period in 2004.Effective January 1st, 2005 Marsh Harbour to Hope Town Daily7:15am*/9:00am/10:30am/12:15pm 2:00pm/3:30pm/4:00pm/5:45pm/ 9:00pm/10:45pm New Route*Except Sundays & HolidaysHope Town to Marsh Harbour Daily8:00am/9:45am/11:30am/1:30pm 3:00pm/4:00pm/5:00pm*/ 6:15pm/9:45pm/11:30pm New Routes*Except Sundays & HolidaysMarsh Harbour to Man-O-War Daily10:30am/12:15pm/2:30pm*/4:00pm 5:45pm*Except Sundays & HolidaysMan-O-War to Marsh Harbour Daily8:00am/11:30am/1:30pm/3:15pm**Except Sundays & HolidaysMarsh Harbour to Great Guana & Scotland Cay Daily6:45am*/10:30am/1:30pm 3:30pm/5:45pm New Full Time Route*Except Saturdays, Sundays & HolidaysGreat Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh Harbour Daily8:00am/11:30am/2:30pm 4:45pm/6:30pm New RouteREASONS FOR RATE INCREASE NEW REGULAR FERRY SCHEDULES REGULAR FERR Y FARESOne Way $15.00 / Same Round Day Trip $20.00 Kids (Age 6-11) Half price / Kids (Age 5-under) Free Frequent Traveler Card 5 Roundtrips for $70.00 Good for 2 weeks Workers Commuter Card 5 Roundtrips for $50.00 Good for 1 week Alburys Ferry ServiceAlburys Ferry ServiceP.O.Box AB20163, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas email: afs@batelnet.bs Ph: (242) 367-0290, Fax (242)367-0291P.O.Box AB20163, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas email: afs@batelnet.bs, Ph: (242) 367-0290, Fax (242)367-0291 TherTher TherTher Ther e and back...again e and back...again e and back...again e and back...again e and back...again One Way Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War Cay 1 -4 persons$90.005 or more$20.00 P.P. Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay 1 -4 persons$110.005 or more$25.00 P.P. Marsh Harbour to Great Guana Cay 1 -4 persons$125.005 or more$25.00 P.P. Any ferry leaving home before 7:00am or arriving home after 7:00pm, will be charged as follows: One Way Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War Cay 1 -4 persons$125.005 or more$25.00 P.P. One Way Marsh Harbour to Great Guana Cay 1 -4 persons$150.005 or more$30.00 P.P. Any ferry leaving home before 6:00am or arriving home after 10:00pm, will be charged $30.00 per half hour.Small Package & Excess Baggage (More than 3 bags per person)Small PackageBox / Envelope / Package / Luggage Drop Off/Pick Up/ Not requiring Signature $4.00per package. Alburys Ferry is not responsible for these items. First Class Package Box / Envelope / Package / Luggage / Requiring Signature $8.00per package. Captain or office attendent is held responsible and requires a signature at the dropoff point and waits for a signature at the pick-up point. CHAR TER RA TES

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VOLUME 12, NUMBER 23, DECEMBER 1st, 2004 New Visions Ministries held a service of thanksgiving and dedication on November 14. The service was the culminating event celebrating the tenth anniversary of the inception of the church. The tone of the service was one of joy and awe for what God had accomplished through them. They felt that God had blessed the church both spiritually and physically. They brought out that God has been faithful in good times and bad times and has guided them. The New Vision story began in June 1994 when Dave Lowe and Ted Pearce began a weekly Bible study. Dave and Ted had been good friends for many years, moved to Abaco from Nassau and had organized a Christian music ensemble that played in various churches. They initially worked with the youth. The youth group and the Bible study met in one of the shops of Abaco Shopping Centre. In September 1994 Ted and Dave were invited to play in the Treasure Cay Community Church and while there met Lareau and Evie Lindquist, a couple with Barnabas International which works with ministers and missionaries around the world. Mr. Lindquist encouraged them to begin a new church. Sunday morning services began in November 1994 in Abaco Shopping CentreNew Visions Celebrates 10 YearsChurch Has Grown from a Handful to HundredsNew Visions Ministries celebrated its tenth anniversary with several events on the week end of November 11-14. From just a few people with a vision to a large church with a building and vibrant youth work, they feel that God has really blessed them. On November 14 the celebration culminated in a joyous service which included the dedication of their building and grounds. Shown above are the four pastors of the church, Ted Pearce, Derek Benjamin, Brook Russell and Dave Lowe. Pastors Benjamin and Russell are full time pastors. Please see Dedication Page 22St. Francis Holds Bike-a-thonSt. Francis de Sales School in Marsh Harbour held its annual bike-a-thon, walk-a-thon to raise funds for the school. Later they had a small fair with games and food. See story on page 8 Christmas Fesitval Christmas Fesitval Christmas Fesitval Christmas Fesitval Christmas FesitvalMarsh Harbour December 11 12 Noon 10 p.m. Remember . .Doctor and Team Assess Stress in Haitian CommunitiesOn November 19 Dr. Nelson Clarke, Chief Psychiatrist for The Bahamas, took a team of his staff into the Pigeon Pea and Mud communities to talk with residents there. He is concerned about the stress which occurs after major adverse circumstances in peoples lives. In this case the two hurricanes in September were tramatic for many people. He handed out brochures on how to relieve stress. Ms. Rochell Basden, clinical psychologist, accompanied the group. ASP Miller, Police Chief for Abaco, along with several of his officers accompanied the team from Nassau. They are shown here with a Haitian barber in front of his barbaer shop. By Richard E. Fawkes The Miami Dolphins football teams owner, H. Wayne Huizenga, Jr., in response to a request by Central Abaco Chief Councillor Cay Mills for hurricane relief assistance, has donated a variety of supplies worth over $40,000 and made a pledge of $10,000 to assist in the renovation of the Ocean View Park basketball court in Dundas Town. In a letter to Mr. Mills Mr. Huizenga. writng as president of Huizenga holdings, Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida wrote, It is with pleasure that we are able to fulfill your request to help the residents of Abaco. Mr. Huizenga said his company will donate emergency medical supplies for theMiami Dolphins Owner Donates to Abacoclinic, 50 stoves and 50 sets of bedding, math and science books for grades K-6 at Central Abaco Primary School, 52 sets of primary school uniforms and a $10,000 matching pledge for renovation of the basketball court. A letter from Mr. Huizenga to Mr. Mills specifies that the $10,000 pledge is contingent and payable upon the association raising the remaining $30,000 needed to fully complete repair of this project. This pledge shall expire one year from today, November 3, 2005. The stoves are valued at $12,450, the Please see Donation Page 13

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Page 2 B The Abaconian December 1, 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 CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas By Richard E. Fawkes Perhaps it is his 27 years as a banker dealing with the hard facts of figures still asserting itself in Derek Benjamins communication style. Mr. Benjamin, pastor of New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour, speaks in a deliberate, matter-of-fact tone when talking about the vision of his church and his spiritual calling in a rich, bass voice unhurried and reasonable but conveying the depth of his unmistakable conviction. New Vision celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its founding on November 11-14 with a low-key banquet on Thursday, a concert on Friday night and a service of thanksgiving and dedication on Sunday afternoon. The dedication part of the events is for the spacious, multi-purpose auditorium and beautifully landscaped grounds over the hill from Don MacKay Boulevard into which the church moved in 2000. Pastor Benjamin credits fellow pastors David Lowe and Ted Pearce for founding New Vision in June of 1994. A written history of the church states, It all began with a weekly youth night which was well accepted as a place to go and hang out on Friday nights. In a very short time there was interest by many young adults to have a weekly Bible study because of a desire to know more about the Word of God in a comfortable setting. Tuesday was Horizon Interactive Bible Study and Friday CrossVenture Youth Night. Pastor Benjamin, who describes the church as a non-denominational evangelical church, said The vision that I see for New Vision is really for us to become a multicultural, multi-generational no matter what age; no matter what colour; no matter what background and to really have an effect in the community in which we serve. Its a community-minded church. Its certainly a church that wants to make a difference, and a church that wants to be representative of the culture that were in. In the ten years that New Vision has been in existence, Pastor Benjamin believes it has made a big difference in the lives of many persons who were in search of a church because of its relevance to contemporary society. He believes New Visions approach to worship has met the needs of many previous churchgoers or people who had not been attending church at all. A great number of the people in this congregation, he said, were un-churched people. They did not have a church home. They may have started in a church when they were young, but for whatever reasons, many of them were un-churched. New Vision with the kind of format that we bring and the kind of services that we produce is very contemporary in nature. The atmosphere is one of acceptance and relaxation. You come as you are. Many people like the casual attitude of the dress and certainly the contemporary nature of the service. That contemporary atmosphere is one of the things Pastor Benjamin said the church is thankful to God for in its anniversary cel-Church Boasts Music and Informal AtmosphereMusic is a very dominant part of New Visions worship services. The choir leads much of the singing. An informal, friendly atmosphere along with social events has attracted many to choose this church as their home church. Please see New Vision Page 3

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 B 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 Except Net Items Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 477-5292 375-8833 Great Guana Cay Mens, Womens & Childrens Wear T-Shirts Infants Clothing Household Items LuggageQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh HarbourMon Sat 8:30 am 5:30 pmTel: 367-2017 at Work at Play Weve Got Something for Everyone Weve Got Something for Everyoneebration, the theme of which is Fulfilling the Vision based on the words from Ezekiel 12, verse 23, The days are at hand and the effect of every vision. Elaborating on the contemporary atmosphere of the church to the times and relevant to the people, Pastor Benjamin said, What you find normally in cultures is that cultures have changes going on every five years. Churches lag behind in that. Theyre not adapting to a lot of the changes that occur at the same time in the community. And it was with a keen awareness of what was happening, what was relevant to a lot of people that we tried to meet those needs. And certainly if you look around at the prevailing churches today, I think you would see a switch from the traditional type of services to a more contemporary type of services. And those are the prevailing and the growing churches today. As to criticism that his approach to contemporary atmosphere might be pandering and looking too much like the world, Pastor Benjamin said, My yardstick for spiritual growth, for spiritual maturity or to tell if anything is spiritual is two things: Are you growing in your love for God, and are you growing in your love for the people He died for? And I think thats the centrality of what we should be doing. In fact, theyre the two greatest commandments to love God and to love others like yourself. Thats what Jesus said. Our message hasnt changed. The road to salvation is still the same. But its making things contemporary and relevant to the community in which we live. Pastor Benjamin thought that New Vision has had an impact on the community outside the walls through service. The church has a monthly distribution ministry that provides clothing and food to families in Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town, Murphy Town, Spring City, and Snake Cay. They have touched in excess of 50 families following the recent hurricanes with relief aid such as food vouchers. New Vision now has about 200 people attending service regularly on Sunday mornings, according to Pastor Benjamin, a significant increase from the 60 to 70 with which it started. He is proud of the churchs youth work, the most vibrant youth programme on the island, under the leadership of Brook Russell, the youth pastor. The Tuesday night Bible study and the Friday youth night, which started the church, are still active. The pastors say the Friday night event attract up to 85 teenagers from throughout the community at times. The youth programme includes overnight hiking trips, international youth camps in the summer, and in January sporting activities such as basketball will be added for ages 7 through 17. Pastor Benjamin was invited into the leadership of New Vision in 1995, about a year and a half after the church was founded, following his arrival in Abaco as manager of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Marsh Harbour branch. He became staff pastor in the summer of 2000. As to his transition from banking to full time ministry, Pastor Benjamin, who grew up in what he calls a strong Catholic household in Nassau of 12 children, said he always knew he would be in the ministry. He was in the ministry even while in banking, having been pastor the Bain Town Bible Church in Nassau for two years. I knew I was going to be fulltime in the New VisionFrom Page 2Church Attracts Many Youth Please see New Vision Page 21

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Page 4 B The Abaconian December 1, 2004 COMMERCIAL DOCKSPRIVATE DOCKSSEA WALL CONSTRUCTIONBOAT LIFTSDOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellualar: 357.6564 P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine ConstrConstr ConstrConstr Constr uctionuction uctionuction uction 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 By Portia Jonsson The Rotary Club of Abaco, under the leadership of president Kevin Sterling, sponsored and participated in a one day Community Diagnostic Reading Clinic on November 13th at St. Francis de Sales with the trained and certified clinical educators from Every Child Counts Learning Centre. The clinicians began a program of providing reading assessments to second grade children throughout Abaco which it plans to continue on a monthly basis. The goal of these community clinics is early identification of potential blocks to learning so intervention strategies can keep each child performing at grade level in order to have students remain in their home schools. Students were given full reading battery consisting of hearing evaluation, predictions of reading potential, assessments of word recognition, comprehension and if needed, pre-reading foundational skills. Parents were briefly informed of their childs performance immediately after the testing and will be provided with full reports, including tips for instruction within two weeks after the test. With the parents permission, a second report is sent to the childs school. This free reading evaluation has been provided upon request of school or family by Every Child Counts for over six years. If you have concerns about a student and would like a diagnosis to detect any difficulties, you should contact Every Child Counts to arrange a time for a free private evaluation. The main purpose of Rotarys collaboration with the community clinic is to provide a means for Abaco to screen all primary children so that physical, developmental or skills difficulties can be detected and remedied before they interfere with learning. A secondary goal is building capacity. Through these series of clinics, Rotary volunteers will be trained to provide vision and hearing screenings. Participants in Novembers Community Clinic guided by Sharon Kossack, Professor of Reading from Florida International University, included Rotarians Sandra Albury and Jo-Ann Bradley, Every Child Counts clinicians Louise Rose, Pamela Hepburn and Ellen Hardy, Diagnostic Educators-in-training Marsden Lawley, Melanie Maseda, Joyce Champaigne, Denise Gadsby, Miriam Fredericks, Tessa Pantene, Zenika Nairn, Ms. Johnson and Vicky Bootle. The screening battery for each child takes at least two hours to complete. Clinicians screened between 15 and 20 children that day while clinicians-in-training observed and simulated testing. Rotarians registered students as they came in for testing, started students on writing and mathematics sub-tests, then learned how to administer physical vision and hearing screening. The next community clinic is planned for January 2005.Rotary and Every Child Counts Hold Clinic

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 BBea's Nest offers 5 bed & 4 bath w/ numerous porches. Large open kitchen w/ adjacent family room w/ beautiful ocean views. Above the kitchen is a second storey loft that can be used as a home office. 2 beds are detached from the main house offering separate entries, perfect for visiting guests. Beautifully landscaped, includes a pool, cabana & spa tub. Marsh Harbour: (242) 367-0100 Cell: (242) 357-6819 Fax: (242) 367-0099 june@grahamrealestate.comNassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660 Beas Nest Man-O-War Cay #2166 Bahama Palm ShoresCall for an appointment today. To view all of our Bahamas Listings go to www.grahamrealestate.com June E. Russell, BRI$1,400,000.00EXCLUSIVE LISTINGS Peek-A-View Hope Town #2136 $868,000.00One of the finest homes on Elbow Cay & overlooking the beautiful crystal blue Atlantic Ocean. Centrally located on the island, 'Peek-a-View' is a great choice for a second or retiring home. The property is beautifully landscaped & the home is open & spacious. This 4 bed, 3 1/2 bath home has a large, open kitchen, Jacuzzi tub & his & her closets in the master suite. Located just 20 minutes from Marsh Harbour in beautiful Bahama Palm Shores is this great parcel of land. Just across the street is the beautiful eight mile beach. This property is approx. 22,000 sq. ft. & is the perfect spot for your island dream house. The community of Bahama Palm Shores offers second home owners & full-time residents a personal atmosphere. Bahama Palm Shores #2172 $156,000.00This magnificent property is comprised of three lots. A gorgeous 2 bed, 2 bath cottage w/ all new quality furniture, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, computer, television & new laundry facilities. The house also has new septic, cistern, IPE decking, & new hurricane windows.The entire house has also been re-roofed. Must be seen to truly appreciate all of its wonderful features. Clifford Sawyer House Hope Town #2147 $810,000.00 Turtle Rocks Marsh Harbour #2157 $1,200,000.00On 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. Master Suite has a veranda w/great views of the beach. Modern kitchen w/custom cabinetry, granite countertops & breakfast bar. Features include a wrap around porch & a beautiful Koi pond. Included in the sale price is 2 jet ski's, a 4-wheeler & a Suburban. Little Orchard Marsh Harbour #2167 $460,000.00This cozy little 3 bed, 2 bath home is located on 1 acre of prime waterfront property. Spacious living & dining, beautifully renovated & modern kitchen which features custom cabinetry & Corian countertops. Beautiful views of the Sea of Abaco & the neighbouring cays. The yard is landscaped & well maintained & features fruit bearing trees & other native plants. This 4 bed, 2 bath, ocean view home offers 1800 sq. ft. of air conditioned living space An ideal first home for the local Bahamian or second home for a seasonal resident. Approx. 850 ft. of decking around this Bahamian style wood framed home. Large open dining & living areas offer a beautiful backdrop for entertaining. Mature fruit trees & native foliage. A must see for any investor! Sweet Haven White Sound #2149 $402,000.00This offering consists of three consecutive lots on Banyan Tree Drive in beautiful Bahama Palm Shores. Priced to sell at a mere $89,000 you can build your home on one lot and keep two for future use or resale. Only a short walk from the beach, this property is an excellent buy. Call our office or make an appointment today. #2171 $89,000.00Located on Key Club road in Marsh Harbour is approx. 6.5 acres of prime real estate. This property is situated in a very quiet, residential area & faces the ocean with great views of the neighbouring cays. This spectacular lot has over 450 ft. of water frontage w/ 50 ft. elevations. This lot has great potential & could be used for a sub-division or commercial business. Commercial Acreage Marsh Harbour #2150 Call for Price

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Page 6 B The Abaconian December 1, 2004 Local Agent:Marsh Harbour Shipping Company P.O.Box AB 20777242-367-3341 Fax:242-367-4885 Ray Weatherford,Shelly Russell and John BethellThe BestConnectionto AbacoSaturday departure and Sunday arrival,ready for Monday pick-upFull Container Load Services including expanded area of equipment positioning throughout the southeast United StatesWe provide fenced and secure dockside storage and parking in Marsh HarbourConveniently located near Interstate 95 at 1489 Martin Luther King,Jr.Blvd.Riviera Beach,FL 561-844-8306Consistent and personal customer serviceLess-than-container load, Refrigerated and Consolidation Services Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optionalAbaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display Ceramic Granite Stone Procelain Vinyl Wood Affordable Reliable200-800 GPD SC Compact 1000-1500 GPD SC StandardSK WatermakersMarine, Residential, and Commercial Systems from 150 to 10,000 Gallons per Day Superior Warranty Coverage Highest Quality Components Wide Range of Options RO Parts & Supplies(772) 489-0 852www.skwatermakers.com4675 N. US 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34946Installation Available in Abaco by:PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town South Abaco News Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $110 $295 $645 26 Paramount $180 $450 $925 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderCondolencesOur deepest sympathies to the family of Viola Elliot Sawyer, nee Sands, who passed away after a long illness on November 24 at Sybils House where she had been residing for over two years. Married for over 60 years to her husband Benny, a well known local boat builder, they had five children together, all still living, 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister and many other family members and friends.A New and Welcome AdditionNew power line poles are being erected along the road into Cherokee. Many feel it is a long time coming and that there would have been much more building and development along the 11 miles of road into settlement, especially in the Yellowwood area where land owners have been patiently waiting for years to start construction if the power had come sooner. Hopefully, this more direct service will provide a more stable electrical supply to our area as our present lines now come across the bay from Casuarina. We often suffer interruptions due to boating accidents. We look forward now to a more constant and improved service from BEC.Cell Phone and Internet Service Still Not AvailableCell phones still do not work until you get near Marsh Harbour and Batelco cannot give a definite date when repairs to the tower will be made and this service is restored. In addition, some of their dial-up internet service is down. This is very hard on some persons who depend on the internet for rentals for cottages and bonefishing guides for their early 2005 bookings. Everyone fully understands the wide spread damage and destruction from the storms, but when your very survival depends on the internet services, not to mention your continued customer satisfaction hanging the balance, it is difficult to be patient. Let us hope that things will soon be back to normal.Doll Show Was a Great SuccessOn November 13 Cherokee held its second Doll Show. This time we included food and arts and craft stalls. It was a lovely sunny day and there was a good turn out of people from within town and other settlements as well. Little girls of today maybe dont play with dolls like their mothers and grandmothers before them, but there was certainly something for everyone in this show. We accumulated 135 different dolls from Sand Banks to Hope Town to put on display. But first and foremost, there were 45 complete Nativity scenes in keeping with the upcoming holiday season and, of course, our new Community Centers wide open facility certainly lends itself to a more impressive show, no matter what the subject is. Many persons said that they had heard so much about our first show and wanted to make sure that they didnt miss this one. We would again like to thank all those persons who lent us their lovely dolls and all the persons who worked so hard to bring the show together, but most of all we want to thank the public for supporting us. We do not as yet have a final figure for the amount of money raised but all proceeds from the show will go to the Cherokee Primary School and we will let you know what that is as soon as we know.Church Yard Gets a New FaceEpworth Methodist Church has a brand new fence to replace the one badly damaged by th storms. This new one has a plastic coating on the chain links to protect it from the elements. A large gate has been installed for emergency use in case of fire to one of the homes behind the church, something the old fencing lacked. There was also quite a bit of structural damage inside and out of the church due to the storms and those repairs are now being arranged.After the StormsOn the ocean side of the settlement there is still a lot of sand piled up on the seaboards. Some was pushed aside after the first storm by heavy equipment, thanks to Mike Lattimer on the hill. But more washed in with Jeanne and it will probably take quite a while for all the excess to be moved or washed back out to sea. The trees and foliage are sprouting out again and everything will probably be full and green again by Christmastime. There are several new roofs around and even some new siding on a few houses. However, the Sawyers home still has a gaping hole where their roof used to be and the Long Dock is still chopped off by what was the first set of steps. The settlement looks clean and well swept and we are attempting to get back to normal or as close to it as is humanely possible.Support Citizens Against Crime Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerels Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 BCherokee Doll Show.By Jennifer Hudson The Doll Show at Cherokee on November 13th presented a wonderland of escapism for the whole family while raising much needed funds for the Cherokee Sound School. Although the show was understandably more popular with the women and girls, even many menfolk found enjoyment in the whimsy and beauty of the many exhibits. The ever busy Lee Pinder did an excellent job of gathering together over 45 dolls and displaying them in the new community centre. Seventeen ladies from all over Abaco donated their treasures for the show which also included many beautiful nativity scenes. This was the second of two such shows, the first of which was held in 2002. When I first heard of the doll show, I wondered just how there could be enough dolls to make an interesting exhibition. I was totally amazed at the scope of what I saw. The variety of dolls was indeed surprising. The first section included very delicate collectors item porcelain and bisque dolls dressed in elegant fashions of the past with even two china dolls dating from the 1940s. Then there was a selection of bridal dolls with gowns beautifully crocheted by Betty Albury of Marsh Harbour. Whilst I was admiring these, Lee Pinder and Candace Key told me of a lady, Christine Malone, now deceased, who lived in Hope Town for many years and crocheted the most beautiful wedding gowns to order even though she had lost one arm. What a great achievement! There was a large assortment of world dolls representing the countries of Venezuela, Mexico, Cuba, the Ukraine, India, Scotland, Ireland, China, Japan, America (cowboy and Florida Seminole Indian) and a set of Russian Matryuska nesting dolls. The Venezuelan doll was particularly interesting as the clothes were made from banana leaves. The Japanese doll was given to the students of Hope Town School by a Japanese couple who taught them the ancient art of origami. On display were rag dolls, Bahamian straw dolls from Cat Island, humorous crocheted raffia dolls by Nadine Rolle of Coopers Town, various animal dolls, mop dollies, a fun and easy craft for children to do with a brand new mop, a stick doll, nursery rhyme and story book character dolls, paper dolls, two Frozen Charlottes and worry dolls from Guatemala. The tiny china Frozen Charlotte dolls were named after a little girl who froze to death in a blizzard circa 1890s. The paper dolls complete with costumes, though actually taken from recent magazines, depicted the paper dolls which were very popular during the Great Depression of the 1930s and 40s. At that time paper dolls were a playtime favourite with little girls because they were affordable. The colourful and minute worry dolls from Guatemala made from hairpins and thread were very interesting. According to More South Abaco Newslegend, Guatemalan children tell one worry to each doll when they go to bed at night and place the dolls under their pillow. In the morning the dolls have taken their worries away. (Perhaps we would do well to adopt this custom). Mrs. Pinder displayed four small dolls she had crafted depicting Abacos Virtuous Women Faith, Hope Charity and Grace. A central table displaying nativity scenes heralded the Advent Season. In addition to the more usual (and very beautiful) porcelain models from various countries, there was a paper scene, a crystal scene, a German musical box nativity in a glass dome which plays Christmas carols, a minute tableau modeled from terra cotta which appeared to be Mexican and a hand-carved olive wood scene from the Holy Land. A set of four exquisite Christmas glass balls hand painted by Jo-Ann Bradley, each depicting a different part of the Christmas story, was raffled to raise additional funds for the school. In the grounds outside the community The second annual Doll Show in Cherokee was once again a success. The money raised will go to the Cherokee Primary School for needed supplies. This show featured 45 nativity scenes. Please see South Page 22 Barbara Farnan #969, Interior Design Services /: 242.365.8836 /: 242.365.8836 /: 242.365.8836 /: 242.365.8836 /: 242.365.8836 561.282.6527 () 561.658.0536 (): @. : @. : @. : @. : @. 34 amazing home sites near Cherokee and Winding Bay! Get in now!web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comPlease call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco BEST BUYS IN ABACO1105 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. 1115 5 lots with amazing views and excellent elevations. All lots 1+/acre in size and underground utilities to come. 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 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. Tilloo Cay 1021 New Price Two elevated adjacent parcels with good draft just offshore. Reduced to $180,000 & $190,000. Bahama Palm Shores Seven lots exclusively listed starting at $15,000. Bahama Palm is HOT! HOT! HOT! 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 Email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.com Maria SilvesterBeautiful ocean view lots overlooking the unspoiled and pristine Watching Bay Beach and the azure blue Atlantic Ocean. Also available are interior lots with views of Cherokee Sound and the flats. Underground utilities and paved roads coming soon. This area of Abaco is one of the fastest growing locations with The Abaco Club at Winding Bay just one mile away. Lots start at $27,500

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Page 8 B The Abaconian December 1, 2004 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Ph: 242-367-2797 Fax: 242-367-2359@available GATORADEHERRSHERRS HERRSHERRS HERRS Ranch Flavored Tortilla ChipsSaddle up for some serious flavor! Herrs delicious new Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips deliver a hearty, bold ranch taste that you wont be able to get enough of. Viva La Ranch!WelchsIts a fact.Gatorade is the most researched sports drink on the planet. Which might explain why nothing refuels and replenishes better not water, not juice or soda, not other sports drinks. Its scientifically formulated to have the right taste, the right amount of carbs and no carbonation.Welchs Grape Juice has been a family favorite for more than six generations. Today, our classic purple grape juice has been joined by a wide variety of wholesome juices to please every taste. Theyre all made with the same attention to quality as the original The choice for great cola taste. Aquafina PEPSI Enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Aquafina. Our state of the art reverse osmosis purification system ensures consistently great tasting Aquafina in every bottle. 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.comSt. Francis de Sales SchoolSchool Holds Thanksgiving ActivitiesBy Portia Jonsson On November 26th St. Francis de Sales Catholic School held its annual Bike and Walk-a-thons. This day was also chosen by the schools administration and staff to observe World AIDS Day, which is recognized worldwide on December 1st. School principal, Mrs. Josephine Kumar said this was done to raise her students consciousness about AIDS. Many of the participants in the walk-a-thon donned Bahamas AIDS Foundation t-shirts and red ribbons in recognition of AIDS sufferers. The t-shirts were on sale for $5 and all of the proceeds will go to the AIDS Foundation. Mrs. Sandy Walker-Edwards, parent and Health and Family Life Coordinator, organized obtaining the ribbons. Grade 11 student, Elsie Bain and ninth grader Britney Archer will appear on Radio Abaco to discuss AIDS awareness in young people. Both students attended a recent Leadership Conference on AIDS in Nassau. The schools annual Thanksgiving Service was held at the church on Thanksgiving Day, November 25. Staff and students collected canned goods for the less fortunate. The Inter-Act Club, an youth organization of the Rotary Club at the school, will be responsible for the distribution to charitable organizations such as the Red Cross and Sybils House. During the Thanksgiving service parents who volunteered their valuable time after the hurricanes to help restore the school were recognized. Thanksgiving dinners, which included the usual holiday delights of turkey, ham and pumpkin pie, were sold by the schools PTA for $10. The monies raised from this will go towards resurfacing the schools yard with grass. The entire school body including the PreK class and parents participated in the Walk and Bike-a-thon. The Pre-K class went as far as Pine Woods Nursery while others as far as Spring City and beyond. Upon return to the school the students were treated to lunch, games and movies. Forest Heights AcademyA Hive of ActivityBy Jennifer Hudson Students of Forest Heights Academy are enjoying a host of extra-curricular activities to balance out their more serious academic studies. Principal, Mr. Paul Vernell, is proud to announce that plans are well under way for the school trip to London, England, in February of next year. Twenty two students from Grades 10, 11 and 12 accompanied by six adults will be traveling on Virgin Atlantic Airline from Miami to London where they will reside for one week in a hotel on the famous Hyde Park. The students will have transportation passes on the buses and underground train network (tube) and will also do a lot of walking to all the must see sights of Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and St. Pauls Cathedral, the Tower of London and Crown Jewels, the Commonwealth Institute, Madame Tussauds and the British Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. This is a very exciting venture for the school as, although trips have formerly been taken to Cuba, this is the first time such a major trip has been undertaken. I feel that this visit is important for our students since we are a part of the Commonwealth, said Mr. Vernell. On December 2nd a group of 22 students from the grade 9 Social Studies class will be traveling to Nassau for a one day field trip accompanied by Vice Principal, Mrs. Joy Chaplin. While there they will visit School NewsGovernment House, the Houses of Parliament, the National Art Gallery, the Slave Museum where a wreck of the slave ship Henrietta Marie is presently on display, the Pirates Museum and the Dig at Atlantis. Whilst most students will be returning the same evening, a few will remain for an extra day to experience the Dolphin Encounter. A Forest Heights American football team was formed three weeks ago which has already played two games in the inter-school league. They won the second game against Agape school. A Remembrance Day Service for the school was organized by the grade 10 history class. Contributions of food were brought in for the schools food drive and all foodstuffs will be donated to the Rotary Club of Abaco to be placed in the boxes that Rotary gives out each Christmas to the needy in the community. Everyone is invited to the schools Christmas programme which will be held on December 17th in the quadrangle from 11 to 12 noon. This year, in order to foster some Christmas spirit around the school and at the same time provide an opportunity for fun and working together, there will be a classroom door decorating competition which will be judged on December 17th Please see School Page 9 St. Francis de Sales School held a mini-fair on November 26 to raise much needed funds. There was a drawing for several prizes. Shhown above are a few of the winners of the drawing along with staff members. They are Principal Josephine Giraud Kumar, Teacher Barbara Johnson, Robyn Miller, Mikhail Russell, Teacher Kevin Sterling and Vice Principal Ismenette Riche. Face painting was a popular feature of the fair at St. Francis School.

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9 B Gallery & Frame Shop Tel: 367-4227 Abaco Glass Tel: 367-2442 More School NewsA slightly different system will be used for report cards this time which will be out on November 26th. Parent teacher interviews will take place on November 30th between 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Casting has already been completed and rehearsals are well under way for the Drama Clubs presentation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which is to take place in the Spring of 2005.SAT Exam DeadlineBy Isobel Sherman The deadline to apply for the December sitting of the SAT examination has passed but persons can get an application and take the exam on December 3 as a walk-in candidate. Mr Vernell, Principal of Forest Heights Academy, said persons could get an application from Forest Heights, fill it out and bring a bank money order or credit card number for $72 to the exam. The exam will be held on December 3 at Forest Heights Academy. The SAT exam is required before admission to many AmeriSchoolFrom Page 8 can colleges and universities. It should be pointed out that this is the last international sitting of the SAT as it is now. Beginning in March the new SAT exam will come on stream. More information on this new exam will be reported when it becomes available. One thing is known that the total possible score will rise from 1600 to 2400 and that an essay portion will be part of the new SAT.Abaco Central High SchoolCareers DayBy Jennifer Hudson Preparing for the Real World was the theme of Abaco Central High Schools two day Careers Programme which was held at the school on November 11th and 12th. Students from Grades 9 and 12 spent the two days attending a series of very interesting presentations by various speakers representing a large cross section of career opportunities in the community. Each of the eight sessions included four or five presentations and the students attended one of their choice from each session, thus giving them an insight into eight possible careers. Professions represented were: Education, Police, Carpentry, Electrician, Social Work, Civil Engineering, Agriculture and Fisheries, Batelco, Banking, Immigration, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Artist, Cosmetology, Insurance, Veterinarian, Customs, Tourism, National Insurance, Accounting, BEC, Pilot, Meteorology, Plumbing, Architecture, Defense Force, Broadcasting, Journalism, Food and Beverage, Water and Sewage, Port Authority, Nursing, Heavy Equipment, Dentistry, Computers and Winding Bay. Mr. Roger Kelty was on hand from the Lyford Cay Foundation, Nassau, to advise the students on how to obtain one of the Lyford Cay Scholarships. Some presentations, such as teaching and cosmetology, drew only girls while others such as electrician and heavy equipment drew only boys but most presentations were sought by both. The most popular and well attended career choices included the Defense Force, Food and Beverage, BEC, Cosmetology, Computers, Plumbing and Winding Bay. 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Page 10 B The Abaconian December 1, 2004 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 agement to caddy at the first golf tournament the Abaco Club will be hosting this month. Eight of the most promising will be given the opportunity to continue, said Mr. Mark Scott, Project Manager for The Abaco Club. The students were asked by ASP Miller, Police Chief on Abaco, during his presentation on police work how they felt at the prospect of leaving school and entering the world beyond. Some replied that they are scared while others said that they felt they are ready to accept the challenges. He advised the students that this is a very serious time for them; there is a lot of competition out there and they must work hard. The Careers Day Programme was organized by Mrs. Nadeen Beneby, Senior Mistress and Guidance Counselor, Ms. P. Fox and Ms. Racquel Cox. Mrs. Beneby expressed satisfaction at the success of the programme.Religious Knowledge MonthBy Isobel Sherman The Ministry of Education has declared the month of November as Religious Knowledge Education Month. To kick off the month a church service was held on November 14 at Abaco Youth Ministries. In keeping with this theme, the religious knowledge teachers at Abaco Central High held a essay contest and poster contest for seventh grade students and a special assembly on November 15. The theme was Grateful Hearts which was the theme for the Religious Knowledge Month. Winners in the poster contest were first place Chavano Musgrove, second place More School NewsAdena Dolce and third place Evelyn Gideon. Winners in the essay contest were first place Rocasta Desinor, second place Adrian Whylly and third place Luce Joseph.Anchor Club CooksBy Isobel Sherman The Anchor Club of Abaco Central High School treated the students and teachers of the Every Child Counts Program to a Thanksgiving dinner on November 25. The girls served 30 persons a full turkey dinner. The Anchor Clubs advisor is Phillipa Farrington, a teacher at Abaco Central High.Going to FreeportBy Isobel Sherman The basketball team of Abaco Central will be traveling to Freeport on November 23 to participate in the Tabernacle Thanksgiving Invitational Basketball Tournament. Coaches for Abaco Central are Charles Poitier and Kevin Rolle.Junior JunkanooBy Isobel Sherman There will be a Junior Junkanoo parade this year on December 18. There will be no formal competition but junior groups will rush. There will be no costumes.Give ThanksEvery year Abaco Central High School, like many other schools, holds a Thanksgiving assembly. The purpose is to give thanks for the blessings of the past year. This year this assembly took on a much more special meaning as virtually every member of the student body as well as staff was affected by Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. Also the school was extensively damaged in Hurricane Frances and 75 percent of the school is still without power Mrs. Michelle Bailey, Head of the Science Department organized the assembly with the theme taken from Psalms 106. Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever. Mrs. Bailey wrote on the program, In recent years we have adopted the month of November to celebrate harvest. Although we have close ties to our northern neighbors, our reasons for celebration are not linked to the 17th century pilgrims. Our culture and heritage lead us to strive to put God first in all things. At this time of year we give thanks to God for his many blessings. We are still recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. We offer special thanks for the comfort He has sent us in our time of need. The school choir, recorder group, hand bell group and instrumental group as well as the Junkanoo band gave performances. Guest speaker was Bishop Earl Campbell, Pastor of the Dundas Town Church of God and a frequent visitor on the school campus. Pastor Campbell spoke of how we need to give thanks to God. We have come through two hurricanes and We went to the dump many times but not to the grave Please see School Page 11 SchoolFrom Page 9

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 B LIGHTBOURN REALTYChris Farrington BRIOffice (242) 365-4695 Fax (242) 365-4697 Villa PashaLuxurious 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. Green Turtle Cay OfficeP.O. Box AB 22758, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Email: chris.f@batelnet.bsThis elegant beach front estate has everything one could ask for in a vacation home. Five well appointed bedrooms with an open living area overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and your very own private beach. The kitchen is fully equipped with every modern convenience. There is also a spa adjoining the master suite. This is truly an Island Paradise!!!The living room, where original oil paintings adorn 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, give you the coziness of a New England home. Careful craftsmanship and attention to detail describes this estate. Master bedroom suite with whirlpool bath. Four guest air conditioned bedrooms. Fully furnished house, fully equipped kitchen. An aerial view of the estate which overlooks the wide sandy beach. The house is complete with golf carts, bicycles and an outdoor bar-beque 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. . Modern fully equipped kitchen. All major appliances, including freezer. VHF Radio and high speed internet system. Offered at $2.4 million yard. For that we need to be thankful. Pastor Campbell urged the students to be an eagle for God and to always give God thanks. Canned goods donated by the students will be distributed to Department of Social Services, Sybils House, Rotary Club of Abaco and the Haitian community.Garbage Is a ProblemThe problem of garbage at the high school is becoming a serious one. Replacing the two large metal garbage containers is one wooden one that cannot hold the amount of garbage generated by a student body of over 500 students. As a result garbage is strewn all over the area of this new type bin.Long Bay SchoolBy Mirella Santillos In Everything Give Thanks! That is the title of the program for Thanksgiving, November 25, as Long Bay School celebrated its eighth annual Thanksgiving service. On that day all the school children are gathered in the Multipurpose Room to pray, read poetry and give thanks. The ceremony opened with Mrs. Peggy Sands singing the National Anthem, then the school song. Ms. Lizette Pubien, the Kindergarten teacher, read the opening prayer. Mrs. Keisha Fletcher gave the welcome speech. Mr. Ednall Collie, the Vice Principal, presented the speaker, Pastor Baillou. Students from each grade took part in the presentation, reading from the Scriptures, reciting poems, singing and performing in a play. After the ceremony a luncheon was served for parents, students and faculty. On each side of the podium, tables were covered with dry and canned food that will be distributed after the ceremony. These goods will be taken to deserving people in the community. What a better way to express thanks than to start at school age, not only by celebrating but also by sharing, and being aware of the more deserving around us. SchoolFrom Page 10Abaco Artists Show in NassauBy Isobel Sherman On the weekend of November 19 Jollification was held in Nassau. Sponsored by Bahamas National Trust, Jollification is a show in which artists from all over the Bahamas sell their arts and crafts. Representing Abaco at Jollification were Kim Roberts, Sherri Roberts and Marlene Mason. Kim said that the weekend was a success. She won a plaque for having the best decorated booth.Support Citizens Against Crime

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Thieves like the holidays as much as we do, but mostly because it is an opportunity to commit crime. The holiday season from Thanksgiving through New Years Day always promises to be a busy and exciting time for everyone. Lets make sure its a safe and happy season, too. It is an unfortunate fact of life that criminals sometimes prey upon holiday shoppers. Those who are careless or preoccupied make the easiest targets, so we all need to be careful and alert to keep from becoming victims of crime. I would like to share some tips with you to keep our holidays bright, cheery and safe for all. Dont display gifts where they can be seen from a window or doorway. Be extra careful to lock doors and windows when you leave the house, even if youre only gone for a few minutes. Always lock your vehicle and roll up the windows even at home, unless you park in your garage with the garage door down. Never leave valuables in plain sight in your vehicle. 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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 13 B P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020For Appointments Call 367-0020Ms. Kim Scriven Audiology Hearing aids, hearing testing December 3, 2004 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing December 4, 2004 Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist December 8, 2004 Dr. KJA Rodgers Opthalmologist Dr. Micheal Caplia Optometrist December 9, 2004 Dr. Micheal Caplia Optometrist December 10, 2004 Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound Technician December 11, 2004 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) December 11, 2004 Dr. Jon Bartlett Chiropractor December 11, 2004 Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist December 13, 2004 Dr. Ida Mae Hanna Dietician, Healthy Lifestyle December 13, 2004Dr. Richelle Knowles Dermatologist December 18, 2004 Dr. Hubert Minnis Ob Gyn / Ultrasound December 18, 2004 Dr. May Hestmo Hand and Orthopedic Surgeon December 18, 2004 mattress sets at $12, 500 and the books at $19,000, according to a letter to Palm Beach Steamship Company signed by Mr. Joseph DAmico, an assistant to Mr. Huizenga. Mr. Mills expects delivery of the relief supplies soon on the M/V Legacy I was humbled to see that after just one phone call, Mr. Mills said yesterday, Mr. Wayne Huizenga was willing to send his personal assistant, Mr. Joey Damico, to Abaco to get a list of what was needed and to give $10,000 to the kids of Abaco to help them get back to normal after the hurricanes by fixing their basketball court. Mr. Mills said he had made numerous calls to Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Mr. Neville Wisdom, to donate $30,000 that was in the annual All Abaco Regatta budget to the basketball court project but got no results. Mr. Mills alleges that Minister Wisdom took back the $30,000 after the regatta was cancelled because of the hurricanes. Mr. Mills also said he was not pleased with the pace of the government of Prime Minister Christies hurricane relief efforts in Abaco. As Chief Councillor, I am still getting complaints from a lot of people who are in need of relief assistance who are not getting help, he said, adding that he wanted to know what was happening to the $12 million in relief donations the government has received. Mr. Mills said the bedding and stoves will be distributed to needy residents in Dundas Town, Murphy Town, Marsh Harbour (including Pigeon Pea and The Mud) and Spring City. The Chief Councillor, who drives a taxi for a living, said he met Mr. Huizenga over a year ago when the Dolphins owner rented a house in Hope Town and hired him as his driver. DonationFrom Page 1 It Pays to Advertise Call 367-3202 to Advertise in The Abaconian

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Page 16 B The Abaconian December 1, 2004 ON GREEN TUR ON GREEN TUR ON GREEN TUR ON GREEN TUR ON GREEN TUR TLE CATLE CA TLE CATLE CA TLE CA YY YY Y :: :: : 1.46 acres on north end. 135 on Atlantic Ocean beach. $480,000 plus 7% to close 14 lots across from Atlantic Ocean with waterfront on Inner White Sound. acre and up. Starting at $78,650 Quiet waterfront on Black Sound. Excellent storm protection. 1.35 acres. 125 dock. Close to bonefish flats and Gillam Bay beach. $650,000 A jewel of a home with pool set high on a bluff overlooking the Sea of Abaco. One acre. Stunningly landscaped with wooden decks and walkways. Six building set in pod arrangement. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Wicker and rattan furniture. A/C throughout. Satellite TV. 1.98 million plus 7% to close acre near ocean beach and Coco Bay beach. High on ridge. Many fruit trees. B$85,000 Three acre lots within 5 minute walk of public dock, waterfront and Green Turtle Club $60-$70,000 each 2 bed 2 bath furnished home with view of ocean and Sea of Abaco. A/C throughout. W/D. Wrap around porch. Reef close enough to swim to. Many custom pieces. $575,000 plus 7% to close ONO North End: Stunning, furnished 3 bed 2 bath home with fireplace. 125 on Atlantic Ocean. 35 elevation. Commanding views of the ocean. Spacious screened-in porch. One acre. $1.32 million plus 7% to close Hilltop lot 200 by 300 offering views of the Sea of Abaco and Coco Bay. Large mature trees. B$360,000 Under construction: three 40 x 32 foot 2 bedroom 2 full bath cottages. 9 ft. ceilings. Landscaped. Central A/C Water maker. Ceiling fans throughout. Five minute walk to Coco Bay beach and 5 more minutes walk to ocean beach. B$ 375,000 gross A perfect site on White Sound. 2 bedroom 2 bath main house with deck and porch. Boathouse and 2 Whalers. Guest cottage with one bedroom and one bath. Waterfront on the Sea of Abaco. Only accessible by boat. Needs work. $660,000 ONO Four unit income producing building with views of Coco Bay and dock. $700,000 plus 7% to close. Two inland lots 1/3 acre each located within walking distance of Coco Bay Beach and Ocean Beach. Good elevation. B$90,000 each firm New! Spacious two bedroom two bath furnished home on the beach at beautiful Gillam Bay. Excellent rental history. Within one mile from historic New Plymouth and two miles from two major resorts. A/C in bedrroms. Full kitchen with separate dining room. Laundry room. 135 on beach. 19,735 sq. ft. of property. $960,000 gross New! 112 x 200 ocean front lot on north end of island. Outstanding ocean veiws. Reef is close enough to swim to. $495,000 plus 7% to close New! Prime water front commercial / residential location in the town of New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay. Site of take-away restaurant plus two bedrooms and two baths; kitchenette and great room. Private deck. Furnished two story building. Near public dock. Views of water from both floors. $320,000 plus 2% to close Two bedroom one bath basically furnished home with large deck and view of Coco Bay. Just steps away from beautiful Coco Bay Beach. 18,000 gallon rain water tank. Basement. Garage. Good elevation. 1/3 acre. B $398,000 firm MUNJACK CA MUNJACK CA MUNJACK CA MUNJACK CA MUNJACK CA YY YY Y :: :: : 1/4 acre on Atlantic Ocean. 125 frontage. $183,000 gross ABACO MAIN LAND: ABACO MAIN LAND: ABACO MAIN LAND: ABACO MAIN LAND: ABACO MAIN LAND: 100 x 200 on the Sea of Abaco. Near Fire Road. B$59,000 110 x 200 on Sea of Abaco. New nearly finished home 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom. Near Fire Road B$177,000 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT :: :: : Lot 11 Coco Bay $70,800 gross Lot 10 Coco Sound Tract $180,000 plus 7% to close Lot No. 4 Bight O Bay Beach $360,000 plus 7% to close Lot 9 Green Turtle Estates $45,000 plus 7% to close SOLD:SOLD: SOLD:SOLD: SOLD: The Beachhouse $1.85 million plus 7% to close Osprey Nest $957,500 gross Surcouf House $525,000 plus 7% Pirates Rest house $515,000 plus 7% to close Little Ambrigris Cay $965,000 pl. 14% Waterfront lot 7 in New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay Coady Point, Bluf f Harbour, Green Turtle CayOCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIES G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636Sales, Rentals and Property ManagementE-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.oceanblueproperties.comYour Very Own Abaco BarbMagnificent, accurately hand painted models of the Abaco Barb Stallion Capella will be available at the Christmas Bazaar on December 11th. Look for them at the WHOA (Wild Horses of Abaco Perservation Society) booth and later on at Buck a Book. Own your very own Abaco Barb Stallion and help the whole herd. Residents Are Recognized by PoliceCommissioner of Police Paul Farquharson held a community meeting in Hope Town on November 26. At that time he recognized several residents for their assistance to the police. Four of those were present. Shown above are ASP Wayne Miller, Police Chief for Abaco, Mr. Chris Pruitt, Mr. Farquson, Mrs. Carrie Cash, Mr. Chester Thompson, Mr. Ray Ketay and Mrs. Wanda Sweeting. The police feel that crime on Abaco can be reduced by communities working with them. They cannot do their work alone but need the publics support. Residents of Elbow Cay are working actively with the police to have more police presence to reduce ethnic clashes, drug availability and other challenges that the island faces. The police emphasize that they cannot do their job without the cooperation and assistance of the public. Marsh Harbour Rebuilds Its DocksConstruction continues on ducks at the marinas of Marsh harbour which were heavily damaged by the surge aoompanying Hurricane Jeanne. The high water lifted docks up and broke them up. Boat slips are available now and most reconstruction will be completed by the spring.

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 B Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van StrattonNN NN N ASSASS ASSASS ASS AA AA A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y LY L Y LY L Y L TD.TD. TD.TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY BB BB B AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS TT TT TGeneral Insurance Company Limited Bahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd.Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 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 242-367-2498 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. By Richard E. Fawkes As if to underscore the necessity of Police Commissioner Paul Farquharsons visit to Hope Town to discuss with that cays communitys rising crime statistics, two men were brought to the Marsh Harbour government clinic November 25 for injuries sustained during an altercation. They are both in police custody. According to ASP Wayne Miller, officein-charge of Abaco, a 34 year-old male resident of Hope Town and a 31-year-old male of The Mud, Marsh Harbour, were involved in an argument on a construction site in Hope Town that resulted in violence. The Marsh Harbour resident received a stab wound with a knife to his neck. The Hope Town resident suffered bruises by a hammer to the right shoulder and right side of his head as well as a knife cut a finger. Neither mans injury was deemed life-threatening. They will be charged in Magistrates Court, Marsh Harbour, on Monday. Commissioner Farquharson, who said at a police officers Thanksgiving luncheon on November 26, before receiving word of the mens condition, that he hoped neither one lost his life in the incident, was in town to meet with residents of Hope Town that night to discuss their concerns about crime. He was invited by members of the Hope Town community. There was another stabbing in Hope Town two weeks ago. There has also been an increase in burglaries, drug abuse and drug trafficking on the cay, which boasts a vibrant tourist and second-homeowners economy. ASP Miller and his staff have been holding meetings with the towns residents in the hope of establishing a strong community policing programme. A full-time police officer was recently assigned there.Two Injured in Daytime Stabbing in Hope TownAbaco Records First Traffic Fatality for 2004Abaco suffered its first traffic fatality for 2004 on November 14 when 28-yearold Lashane Jenko Gardiner was killed in a one car accident near Treasure Cay. The self-drive car spun out of control on a curve and hit a power pole. Also in the car was Mrs. Gardiners husband, Farino Gardiner and one-year-old son Zander. Neither was injured seriously. Apparently no one in the car was wearing seat belts. Contact: Chris Farrington, BRI P h. 242-365-4695 e-mailchris.f@batelnet.bsFeatured Properties This one of a kind estate offers an incredible waterfront panorama with sweeping waterfront views. Approximately 100' of water frontage and deep water dockage just minutes to the ocean. There is over 1.7 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. The property is perched on one of the highest elevations on the island, at its peak you can enjoy 360 degree views. The main residence comprises 3,076 square feet on two levels. This masterpiece has the highest quality workmanship with the finest finishes throughout including handmade built-in cabinetry constructed from the finest woods from around the world. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms including a guest bathroom, both on different levels, make up the main house which also includes a wrap around screened porch facing the harbour. The guest cottage is located at the foot of the dock with its own swimming pool. This building comprises over 1400 square feet and is two bedroom and two bathroom combining a living room/dining room/game room. There is a laundry and a screened porch. The estate is complete with its own standby generator and reverse osmosis system. There is a summer kitchen with a built in barbeque pit. Uncompromising quality describes this estate. Offered at $3,500,000. www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Turtle Landing Turtle Landing Turtle Landing Turtle Landing Turtle LandingMAKING REAL ESTATE REAL EASY

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Page 18 B The Abaconian December 1, 2004 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax SANDPIPER BEACH Point of View 3 bed/ 2 1/2 bath CBS split level open concept home with cathedral ceilings and skylights. Lower level including living/ dining/ kitchen/ den and master bedroom suite accesses large ocean-side deck with Beach Beach and more Beach. Upstairs bedrooms each with own entry and sun deck. $1722,000 CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD 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 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, w/ boat slip and storage shed $296,400 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 By Richard E. Fawkes In a major sting operation involving Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town, Murphy Town, Spring City and Hope Town police arrested seven persons November 21 for possession of dangerous drugs with the intention of using and with the intention of supplying, according to ASP Wayne Miller, Officer-in-Charge, Abaco. We want to send a clear message to the entire Abaco community, said ASP Miller, that the possession and trafficking of dangerous drugs will not be tolerated. ASP Miller said small amounts of cocaine were found, along with an appreciable amount of marijuana. The sting operation had been underway for quite some time. He did not care to specify exactly where in the Marsh Harbour area the arrests were made as investigations are ongoing. He did say that no one from Hope Town was among those arrested. Two men and a woman were arraigned in Magistrates Court in Marsh Harbour on November 22 as a result of the arrests the previous day. They were charged with possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply. They appeared before Magistrate Crawford McKee Eltoro Edwin Adderley, 29, of Dundas Town was charged with unlawful possession on November 21 of dangerous drugs (three grams of cocaine) with intent to supply another. Mr. Adderley pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the amount of $2000. He was ordered to appear for trial on January 27, 2005. Rosner Thervil, 30, and Chantel Smith, 26, both of Marsh Harbour, were charged with, being concerned together, unlawfully possessing on November 21 dangerous drugs (89 grams of marijuana) with intent to supply another. Mr. Thervil pleaded guilty to the possession charge, but not guilty to the intent to supply charge. Magistrate McKee denied bail to Mr. Thervil and ordered him remanded in custody until the trial on January 27. He said 89 grams was a significant amount, and the substantive charge of intent to supply still stood. Ms. Smith was granted bail in the amount of $3,000 and ordered to appear for trial on January 27. The three were arrested as part of a police sting operation in the area on November 21 during which seven persons were arrested. The other persons arrested were released without any charges being filed.Police Arrest Seven on Drug Charges; Three Are ArraignedNational Cultural Development CommissionBy Portia Jonsson Last year November Prime Minister of the Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, appointed the National Cultural Development Commission headed by Winston V. Saunders, Chairman, and Charles Carter, Co-chairman. Earlier this month a meeting was held at the Anglican Parish Hall to discuss and assist in an important national survey. The survey is designed to canvas wider public opinions, comments and feedback on issues of the introduction of a new Bahamian National Honours and Awards System, two public holidays and national dress. The National Honours and Awards in the survey names various titles for consideration such as Rt. Excellent reserved for National Heroes, Most Excellent, Order of the Bahamas, Order of Merit, Order of Distinction, Bahamas Services Awards, Decorations for Bravery, Bahamas Bravery Medal, Bahamas Service Medal of Honour and the Service Medal of Honour. Persons are asked to answer either yes or no and make recommendations and suggestions as they see fit. With regards to holidays, the renaming of the October 12th holiday, known as Discovery Day/Columbus Day heads the list. This holiday has been a hot topic with Bahamians for some time now. All developments, comments, recommendations and findings given to the National Cultural Commission will be put into a final report and submitted to the government of the Bahamas. For more information or a copy of the Commissions questionnaire contact The National Cultural Development Commission, Royal Victoria Gardens, P.O. Box N4464 Nassau, Bahamas or telephone (242) 323-3423/(242) 323-3446.Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Open 9 am 5 pm Mon. Fri.Raffle Tickets Event TicketsPlain, numbered or with stubs

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 B Mailin Sands -mailin@mlrealty.net Ph# 242-367-2992 Fax# 242-367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasMarsh Harbour Office Marsh Harbour#5150 Harbour front property on Pelican Shores. Lovely par cel 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. -$1,750,000 Guana CaySUMMERWIND-#50382bed/2bath home with central A/C, close walk to beach. Great rental potential through nearby resort, with right to use resorts amenities. Perfect for that vacation get-away .-$260,000 Marsh Harbour-#5105 Duplex available for sale. Each side 2beds/1bath with open floor plan Furnished and wellkept.!-$260,000 __________________________________ Man-O-War -vacant interior lot in town, close to amenities-$17,500UNDERCONTRACT Man-O-War vacant interior lots, close to Atlantic B each, and close to restaurants, grocery stores, etc. $120,000 Long BeachBeautiful 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 Islandvacant property in Bahama Coral Island, financing available, Call for details. Treasure CayCanal Lots in desirable location, sea views, great buyUNDERCONTRACT Boat Harbour Guana Cayvacant water front property accessible by boat only, not much available in this area-UNDER CONTRACT Cabbage Point5 acres parcels on the SC Bootle highway, financing available Call today for details Marsh HarbourVacant property on Key Club Road approx 0.7 acres, features elevations. $92,000 Treasure Cay, Abaco-New Exclusives -Luxury HomesLuxury 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 incraftsmanship. 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 #5203-Great GuanaCay-#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.$206,000 PRICED TO SELLNEWBahama 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. SOLDNEW 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. 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 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 EasyMarsh Harbour-# 5220-Large Parcel of property 100 X 270 with two concrete warehouses, would be ideal for certain commercial adventure. Property fenced in. Call today for more details.Dundas Town-#5222-Property situated in prime location running 135 on the waterfront. Fixer upper situated on property. Views of the harbour and Sea of Abaco. $125,000Sweetings Village-# 5224-Two bed/2bath 1400 sq ft island beauty, immaculate condition. Excellent elevation. Built in 2001 and has lovely views of the Sea of Abaco. $325,000 Sweetings Village# 5225-Brand new 2bed/2bath concrete residence. Elevated and comprises of approx 1000 sq ft. Also includes hobby room and outside decking, and has water views. $230,000.Marsh Harbour-#5219-Vacant properety comprises of approx 1.25 acres.Could serve as residential or commercial property. Call today for more details. NEW EXCLUSIVE NEW EXCLUSIVE PRICED REDUCED NEW EXCLUSIVE NEW EXCLUSIVE .GuanaCayTwo vacant lots side by side situated only a short distance from the settlement of GuanaCay. $144,000 each. Man-O-War -#5234-This home consist of 3bed/3 bath.. Modern kitchen, laundry room and living area. Features a dock with boat shed and a boat lift Call for more details.

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Page 20 B The Abaconian December 1, 2004 Well Done Drilling ServicesSpecializing inWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems: 350GPD to 200,000GPDExcavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles plantedTrenching: Trenching for underground utility services We serve all of Abaco including the caysCall us today for a free consultationMarsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@coralwave.com www.drillrig.i8.comWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote, Shell Bahamas Abacorequires the employment of an operator.Applicant must have some knowledge of software and computer skills. Applicant must also be willing to work varied hours and be able to handle marine activity. Please phone : 357-6696 or visit theShell Oil Depot at Murphy Town Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677BAHAMAS 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 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSGreat Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Green Turtle Cay home fully furnished, 2 bed/ 2 bath on 1.5 acre penninsula with deck overlooking Sea of Abaco. $2200 per month. 3654226 Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com Lubbers Quarters vacation rentals, secluded, privately owned coastal cottage, 15 min. boat ride from Marsh Harbour. www.abacoseaside.com Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Village, 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment. $800 Contact 3673965 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSWanted house with rent to own option in Marsh Harbour area. Affordable. Call 375HOUSE WANTED WITH OPTION TO BUY Island Property ManagementJulie Farrington & Leslie SawyerP.O. Box AB-22758 Green Turtle Cay Abaco Tel: (242) 365-4695 or 365-4047 email: ipmjulie@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/ipm Vacations Rentals By Jennifer Hudson The new law office of the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, Counsel and Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public, opened in Marsh Harbour on November 15th and is located at Town Centre, East Bay Street, upstairs in the Damianos building. Mr. Ingraham has been practicing law for the past 32 years and joined with Mr. Perry Christie in the early 1970s to form the law partnership of Christie and Ingraham, where they remained partners until Mr. Ingraham became Prime Minister in August of 1992. Six months after the 2002 elections in which the Hon. Perry Christie took over as Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Mr. Ingraham started a firm on Cable Beach specializing in commercial and corporate law. Mr. Ingraham stated the reason for his decision to open a law office on Abaco as a desire to better serve his clients saying, I am delighted to make available to Abaconians, residents, businesses and others on Abaco the benefit of my vast experience and knowledge in law and in government. Mr. Ingraham has been serving a number of Abaco clients in Nassau for some time and with Abacos economy doing so well he felt that this would be an ideal time to set up a practice here. The real estate market is very dynamic on Abaco and I will help to service it, stated Mr. Ingraham, who says that he has ensured full inter-connectivity between the phones and computers in his offices on both islands so that his clients on Abaco can call him in Nassau at his expense. Mr. Ingrahams personal assistant of 26 years was on Abaco for the first week to assist in the setting up of the office, but he expects to have a secretary and two additional full time employees here. He may bring in a law partner depending on the volume of business. This may be his second daughter, Kelli, as she will soon be joining his practice and may decide to join the Abaco office. Mr. Ingraham has agreed to make his office available at least one day a week to Ms. Ellie Campbell, a lawyer from Nassau, who already has clients on Abaco and who will handle domestic and family matters, administration of estates and other civil cases. Presently, Mr. Ingraham will be in office on Mondays and Tuesdays but he states, I will come as often as necessary, with a minimum of two days, as I intend to giveThe Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham Opens Law OfficeMr. Hubert Ingraham Please see Ingraham Page 21

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 21 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Cherokee Sound modest 2 bed 1 bath beach house. Furniture, appliances, dishes, tools, spare parts and small boat included. US $ 139,900 net, firm. Serious inquires please 434286-2584 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 Man-O-War 4 bedroom, 2 bath, living, kitchen, laundry, porch, etc. Rain water cisterns approx. 20,000 gal, 20 KW generator, house fully air conditioned, storage shed 20x 50, property 75x150. Price $590,000 net. or will sell just house on 75x75 $395,000 net Call 242-365-6058 or 242-477-5944 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 SALE MUST SELLINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY REAL ESTATE IN ABACOTreasure Cay Vacant land 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #65 BL #167 Dundas Town 1/2 acre, 2 storey 4 bed, 2 bath, family rm Lot #25 Murphy Town Incomplete duplex one unit completed comprising 2 bed, 1 bath 6,900 sq. ft. Lot #60 Murphy Town Vacant Land 11,277 sq. ft. Lot #78B Dundas Town Vacant Land 10,810 sq. ft. Lot # 21 Murphy Town Commercial building 6,500 sq. ft. Lot #70 Murphy Town Duplex 2 2 bed, 1 bath 11,232 sq. ft. Lot #78 Dundas Town L-shape apt. complex 3 2 bed, 1 bath units 9,000 sq. ft. Area for small shop Lot #18B Murphy Town 3 bed, 2 bath Newly repaired 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #67For condition of sale and any other information contact Ms. C.A. Cooper or Mr. B.D. Styles 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 #1Marsh Harbour 3 bed/2bath furnished home. Large yard w/fruit trees. $250,000. Call 3675503 or 357-6561 By Richard E. Fawkes A Bahamian father learned recently that his U.S. Marine corporal son was wounded sometime the previous week during the fierce fighting that was raging for almost two weeks in the Iraqi city of Fallujah. Jerome Eugene Hutcheson III, senior immigration officer in Abaco, said that his oldest son, Jerome Eugene Hutchison IV, called his mother, Sandra Hutcheson, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from Iraq to tell her of his condition. His wounds dont seem to be life-threatening, said the senior Mr. Hutcheson. He apparently suffered shrapnel wounds to his arm and shoulder when he and his buddies encountered a booby trap while on street patrol. Hes remaining in Iraq and will return to duty when he gets better. Three of his sons companions were killed in the blast. Corporal Hutcheson is on his second tour of duty in Iraq since August. He was part of the first units to invade Iraq in March of 2003 when the United States launched the war against Saddam Hussein. Corporal Hutcheson was in the region since February 2003 as part of the advance troops. Mr. Hutcheson said his son was in Iraq for nine months, then rotated out for a year. Mr. Hutcheson is proud of the service his son is performing in the United States Marine Corps. Hes doing his job just like Im doing my job here in The Bahamas as an immigration officer, he said. Mr. Hutcheson is more worried now that his son is facing guerrilla warfare where the enemy is hiding, than during the conventional war phase last year. He is more worried now that his son has been wounded and wished that all those people in The Bahamas who had formed prayer groups when the war started would continue to do so. The war is still going on and we need the prayers even more. I also want them to pray for the families of the soldiers killed, who gave their bodies to save my son. Another Bahamian with Abaco connections on active duty in Iraq with the United States forces Iraq is 21-year-old Charles Smith, Jr. of Casuarina Point. He was stationed in Iraq for nine months since early this year, but was home two weeks ago on a two-week leave to visit his parents Charles Smith, Sr. and Zelma Smith. Mrs. Smith said her son spent about 10 days with them and the remainder of his time with family in Miami, before returning to Texas to await further orders.Soldier Was Wounded in Iraq FOR SALEFOR SALE FOR SALEFOR SALE FOR SALE1 4560 John Deere Tractor 1 Discing Machine 1 Heavy Duty Mower Interested persons please send written bids to Bahamas Development Bank.All rights reserved to reject any or all bids. Avoid loading yourself down with packages. This will mark you as a good target to thieves and pickpockets. Instead, make several trips to your vehicle and place items in your trunk or other places out of view. Avoid paying with large amounts of cash, use cheques or credit cards whenever possible. Beware of strangers coming to your door. They may go door-to-door to collect charitable donations when no charity is involved. The holiday season is also a good time to form a Neighbourhood Crime Watch Program. This first line of defense against crime enhances security in our homes and the areas where our children play. It consists of good neighbours watching out for each other and making their neighbourhoods better and more secure places to live. In a neighbourhood watch area, neighbours are expected to call the police if they observe suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods. No one has to know that criminal activity is occurring; they should call the police if they even suspect a crime is in progress. It is better to stop a crime before it occurs than to make a report after a crime has occurred. By remembering simple safety tips and practicing common sense precautions, we can ensure that we have plenty to celebrate during this joyous time of year. With proper planning we can substantially increase the chances that our holiday season will be one of fond memories. Have a safe and happy holiday season! ViewpointFrom Page 12 ministry, he said. It was just a matter of when. When we saw the demands had started to increase, the numbers had started to increase, the Lord led upon my heart that this was the time. So it wasnt much of a strain or pull for me. It was almost a supernatural move when I knew the Lord was leading me. Pastor Benjamin and his wife Terry have four adult children and one grandchild. New VisionFrom Page 3 CJCJ CJCJ CJ s s s s s WW WW W elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop On the waterfront at the end of the Key Club Rd. Marsh Harbour Phones: 367-4011 or 367-4879 Fax: 367-4018 Custom Fabrication Decorative Security Bars Marine Items Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, Boat Trailers Fuel & Water Tanks Outboard Brackets Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Machine Shop Offering: Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Cylinder Head ResurfacingCustom Gates Made & InstalledAluminum, Stainless & Black Iron Welding Make a statement with your entrance-way Safeguard your home and family Enhance your property Recent back issues of The Abaconian are available on line at www.abaconian.com

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Page 22 B The Abaconian December 1, 2004 Port DepartmentPublic NoticeTO ALL COMMERCIAL BOAT OPERATORSRe: S.T.C.W. MARITINE TRAININGPlease be advised that the S.T.C. W. Maritime Training will begin January 10th, 2005. The trainign schedule is as follows: January 10th thru February 5th, 2005 Central District, Cherokee and the Cays. February 7th thru February 11th, 2005 Southern District, Moores Island, Castaway Cay and Crossing Rocks February 14th thru February 26th Northern District, Treasure Cay, Grand and Walkers Cay The deadline for certification is March 31st, 2005. Boat licenses will not be renewed unless you have a certificate of having completed this course. Captain Cyril A. Roker Port Administrator You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W AR GRAR GR AR GRAR GR AR GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER YY YY Y BB BB B UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL OOMOOM OOMOOM OOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA CYCY CYCY CY PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER Y STY ST Y STY ST Y ST OREORE OREORE ORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER VICE STVICE ST VICE STVICE ST VICE ST AA AA A TION TION TION TION TION TEXATEXA TEXATEXA TEXA CO Q CO Q CO Q CO Q CO Q UU UU U ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ARAR ARAR AR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR VERNONS GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE TT TT T OO OO O WNWN WNWN WN BB BB B AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AMILAMIL AMILAMIL AMIL Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET K & S K & S K & S K & S K & S AA AA A UTUT UTUT UT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICE L VICE L VICE L VICE L VICE L TDTD TDTD TD SOLSOL SOLSOL SOL OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER OMONS SUPER CENTERCENTER CENTERCENTER CENTER LL LL L OO OO O WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST WES FOOD ST ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN TURTUR TURTUR TUR TLE CATLE CA TLE CATLE CA TLE CA YY YY Y Nassau and Bahama Islands Leading Newspaper ABAB ABAB AB AA AA A COCO COCO CO B & D MarineAbacos Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items At the Traffic Light P.O. Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKIwith relaxed informal services. By the next year the group had grown to the point that they needed two bays. In 1995 Derek Benjamin moved to Marsh Harbour as manager of CIBC bank. He was invited to attend their Sunday service and he felt that he had found his home church. He soon joined the leadership and became their full time pastor in 2000. In September 1995 the New Vision Ministries group leased Crown Land and built a basketball and volley court, followed by a cabana where the church could have social events. They soon constructed a multipurpose building. By 1999 the shell of the building was complete and the members began doing interior work. An Easter concert was performed in the new building on Easter 2000. There was still work to be done in beautifying the parking lot and landscaping. The building was completed in April 2004 when a final finished floor was installed. In October 2003 Brooks Russell became a full time youth pastor The story of New Visions Ministries is one of faith, of two men being guided by God to launch out to begin a new church. Mr. Benjamin described it as two men with vision followed by the required work and effort to step out in faith. They have seen their congregation grow and mature in their spiritual lives. Mr. Lindquist was the guest speaker at the dedication service and spoke of how God called Moses to work for Him. He felt that Dave and Ted had said yes to God when God called them and he encouraged the church to move forward. He mentioned that God had made three promises to Moses which He gives to everyone who lives by faith. 1. Gods presence 2. Gods provision and 3. The promise of Gods power. He challenged the congregation to let God have what He has given us to use as He wishes. The church wants to continue being a multi-cultural and multi-generational church where everyone is welcome. DedicationFrom Page 1 centre the ladies of Cherokee Sound had set up a variety of stalls selling Christmas craft items and the always popular baked goods and conch fritters. Once again Cherokee Sound provided a most pleasant and educational afternoons enjoyment. SouthFrom Page 7 the Abaco office my full commitment. His aim is to establish a small business to give personalized service rather than a huge impersonal office, and a lawyer will be in office as many days as necessary to fulfill all my clients needs. Office staff will be available every day of the week to assist clients. The Representative for North Abaco also stated that next year he will be establishing constituency offices in Dundas Town, Coopers Town and Fox Town. Telephone numbers will be in the 2005 Directory. One employee will be in each office to deal with political matters. IngrahamFrom Page 20Abaco 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!Update on Little HarbourPetes Pub and Gallery in Little Harbour is now open. They held a fund raising auction at their Thanksgiving potluck dinner to benefit the Cherokee Primary School. They plan other parties which will also benefit the school. These include a party on December 4, a potluck dinner on Christmas and a New Years Eve surf and turf dinner. The Gallery is open daily and offers a variety of art work, bronze sculptures as well asart work in other media. Bronze castings are typically done on Thursdays and the public may watch. The Pub serves lunch daily and requests reservations for dinner. They can be contacted by VHF Ch. 16, Email or phone.Make Your Day by Giving to Others

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December 1, 2004 The Abaconian Page 23 B 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 18 Abaco fiberglass boat ready to go with 90 HP 4 stroke Mercury electric start w/ handle, Bimini top, battery, pump, etc. $13,500 Call 242-333-4770 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 23 Seacraft Spearfish 225 Merc. View at Lighthouse Marina $11,900 Call 367-3596 25 Grady White Sailfish cuddy cabin, walkaround, new bottom paint, powered by twin 225 HP Evinrude ram ficht engines, low hours. $48,000 OBO Call 367-2598 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 2001 Ford Ranger Edge automatic, 6 cylinder, tool box. $14,500 Call 365-4418 Looking for experienced waiter / waitress / bartender 20 years or older. Interested persons please contact Sea Spray Resort at 366-0065 Full time gardener wanted seeking someone for a 6 day week to work large parcel of land with main house. Clearing brush, planting, maintaining lawn. Contact Bess Lowe 365-4107 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 8:30 am 6 p.m. Sundays 9 am 12 Noon Ph/Fax 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. 25 Anna Capri, 200 Mercury, with cabin, VHF, AM/FM radio, 80 gal gas tank, stern bracket. $10,500 OBO Call Steve Sands at 3655176 Boat is in Guana 26 Sea Cat twin 130 HP 2004 Evinrudes 25 hrs. w/ warranty, trailer, VHF, fish finder, Garmin map GPS, outriggers, live bait well, fresh and salt water pumps. Asking $60,000 Ph 367-2289 26 2003 MercPanga w/200hp Merc EFI OB, VHF, depthfinder, ss prop, trim tabs, 2 anchors, all safety equip. A steal at $29,500 Call 3656008 29 Bristol sailboat, needs fiberglass work. $1500 Call 366-0444 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 36 Gulfstar Motor Yacht 1983, DUTY PAID. Major refit and repowered 1995. S/ DSL. Well maintained. $62,500 312-287-6524 or wagnercaesar@aol,com 36 Marine Trader Sedan with 120 HP Ford Leman engine, 8 KW Onan generator, new 18 cf frost clear fridge, new Bimini top, flying bridge, dual steering, etc. DUTY PAID. $55,000 Call 242-333-4770 36 Pearson Ketch slight hurricane damage to toe rail, life lines and mizzen mast. For sale as is at $21,000. Boat can be seen in Green Turtle Cay. Contact Jimmie Lowe 242-3579077 or Jody Lowe 365-4195Cornish Painting CoPainting Inside and Outside Pressure Cleaning Mildew Removal Varnish and Pickling Water proofing Pressure Washer for Rent Call 367-2773 Cell 559-9152 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 10 KW F.G. Wilson Generator, low hours, new water pump installed Oct 04. Excellent condition $5,500 OBO Call 365-6275 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Guardian Angel Security CompanySecuring Life and Property 24 Hr. Security Guards Body Guards Money Escort Mobile Patrol, etc. Servicing Abaco and the CaysP.O. Box AB 20156 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242-367-5187Souvenirs Cuban Cigars Casual Clothing T-Shirts Venus Swimwear Jewelry Childrens Clothing and lots more ...Located in Simmons Plaza next to Snack Shack Mon Sat 9 5 Phone: (242) 367-4822 Bs Sunrise NOTICEIsland Development, ticket agent for Bahamas Fast Ferry, has moved to building behind Marsh Harbour Electornics. Temporary tel number 357-6510 Legal Secretary NeededFor Abaco Law Firm specializing in Conveyancing. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years senior legal secretarial experience. Benefits include: Attractive Pension Plan Attractive Vacation Policy Limited Work Hours Very Attractive Remuneration commensurate with experience Please forward resumes via facsimile to: 242-367-2015 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

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Page 24 B The Abaconian December 1, 2004Northern Abaco Cays 30 acre, secluded, private island. Lush vegetation, beautiful wide, sloping beach, Fresh water well, a number of attractive building sites. Ideal for the discerning adventurer wishing a truly unique retreat #AB3666 NEW PRICE $750,000. "Joe's Cay" NEW PRICEMan-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 $925,000. "Lookout" 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" "Cornish Cay" Sea of Abaco 38 Acre private Island Great Beaches 2 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 $4,900,000 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,474 sq.ft. Canal Front Home Over 900 sq.ft. of Covered and Open porches and Decks. Two Car Garage. Private dock for 55' boat and 10,000 # Boat-lift for 25' boat. Fully Furnished and Equipped. #AB121$1,035,000 "Casa Sirena"Great Guana Cay Colonial plantation style 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath 3,900 sq.ft. home 450 sq.ft. dock house with screened porch. On an extremely private 3/4 acre point. 170 of deep water frontage with dock. Mature native landscaping Superb Sea of Abaco Views. #AB125 $1,380.000 "Blueberry Hill" "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 situated over 3/4 acre. 48 lay-along private dock.Beautifully furnished with great Sea of Abaco views. #AB124 $1,395,000. Elbow Cay Dorros Cove 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,500 sq.ft residence with 2 bedroom, 1 bath 1,100 sq.ft guest house. Southeastern point of island. Swimming Pool Private boat slip. Superb ocean and cay views. Furnished # AB112NEW PRICE $1,970,000. "Point of View" 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 $2,290,000. "Final Approach" Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates 5 Bedroom, 3 bath home set on over 1/2 Acre with 100' of Beach-front. Open decks for fabulous ocean views, elevation for Sea of Abaco Views. Fully furnished and equipped. #AB123 $1,379,000 "Surfside"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 "Lightbourn" Commercial Almost 2 Acres Prime Queen Elizabeth Drive Location, near stoplight 3,600 sq.ft. Store or warehouse. # AB AB99 $1,400,000. Marsh Harbour "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 Commercial over 1/3 Fenced Acre 2,160 sq.ft. Showroom/Office/ Warehouse Building Great for service business or wholesaler Good relocation property for businesses expanding into Abaco from Nassau or Freeport. AB110 $290,000. Derek A. Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Marsh Harbour Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6856 e.mail: dereklee@oii.net 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 16 HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" The Bahamas Oldest and most extensive real estate service Global Exposure Local Expertise Over eighty years of service Bahamas Largest Real Estate Data Base The largest number of luxury property listings in Abaco The most extensive geographically distributed and best trained active agent network in Abaco The most professional, best researched and produced marketing materials in the Bahamas Agents' own vessels for convenient access to all areas. HOMES The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES SALES RENTALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS Telephone: (242) 367 5454Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamase.mail: abaco@hgchristie.com12/01/04 Margot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.com John Cash, BRIBroker Treasure CayTel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 Cell: (242) 477-5056 e.mail: jic@oii.net VACANT LAND Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Canal Front Building Sites #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 CONTRACT Cabbage Cove 1/3 Acre Sea of Abaco Beachfront Building Sites Mid-way between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay # AB5142 $118,000. Great Guana Cay 5.9 Beautiful sea-to-sea acresSouth end of Great Guana Cay 395' of Ocean frontage. 160' of Sea of Abaco frontage. 245' of semi-private boat basin frontage. Good elevations for fabuolus ocean and sea views #AB5176 $2,950,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Area "Madiera Hill" 1.497 Acres 312' x 209' Waterfront access super views. # AB5143 $395,000. Green Turtle Cay "Coco Sound" 28 prime residential building sites between Coco Bay and White Sound from 1/4 1/2 acre # AB5090 from: $59,000.Sand Banks Creek One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90' of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of Treasure Cay Limited Number Available. # AB5069 from: $63,700. 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 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 "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 UNDER CONTRACT Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Drive -"Steiner House" 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 2,200 sq.ft. home on two levels upper level deck almost 1/2 Acre Good Sea of Abaco Views. Short stroll to beach. Great family home. fully Furnished. #AB116 $925,000.Sand Banks Creek "Dannie's Den" 2 bedroom, 2 bath new home + 80' Waterfront Almost 1 1/2 wooded acres. Private Dock # AB73 $355,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 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 $585,000. "Sea View"Sea of Abaco Private Island 300' from the Abaco mainland, near Leisure Lee 1.4 acres. Excellent elevation. 8' of water at western end. Fresh water electricity and cable near-by. Also called Lower Turtle Rock. #AB5147 $375,000. "Carrington Cay"