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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 13, NUMBER 2, JANUARY 15th, 2005 Citrus Canker Is Discovered on Abaco FarmBahama Star Farm Closes, Laying off 120 Please see Canker Page 2 The Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Local Government advises that citrus canker has been discovered at the Bahama Star Farm in North Abaco. The confirmation of the discovery has resulted in the suspension of fresh fruit shipments from Abaco and the closure of the farm. The Department of Agriculture is preparing take the necessary steps to contain and eradicate the area and to conduct a survey to determine the extent of spread. The citrus grove was abandoned by the American company which holds the lease. This has resulted in the immediate loss of jobs for the labourers, supervisory staff and office workers. Citrus Canker is a virulent and fatal bacterial disease of citrus trees. The disease affects all varieties of citrus plants but does not affect any other plants. The disease originated in Southeast Asia and has spread to many regions of the world. It has become endemic in many citrus producing countries and as a result has limited the sale of fresh fruit on the world market. The State of Florida is currently attempting to contain and eradicate citrus canker in several locations in the state. The disease affects leaves, young stems and fruit but is not harmful to humans. The Director of Agriculture, Simeon Pinder, urges that all Abaconians assist in limiting the spread of this disease so it can be eradicated. Do NOT go to the Bahama Star Farm in North Abaco. Do NOT take fruit as this could spreadMP Hubert Ingraham Hosted PartiesJunkanoo Entertains on Boxing Day Police Make Traffic CheckThe Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, MP for North Abaco, came to Abaco on January 3, the official New Years Day holiday, specifically to bring gifts for the children in his constituency. He personally gave toys out and the children enjoyed games and a variety of food. He is shown here in Treasure Cay enjoying seeing the reactions of the children to their new toys. On January 6 the police checked cars to see if their licenses and inspections were current. Shown here is Officer Larry Rolle stopping a car that had just arrived in Marsh Harbour from Little Harbour. They were cautioned because Mr. Rolle found propane tanks inside the car. This presents a problem for many people because the legal way of carrying propane tanks is in the open back of a pick-up truck. However, many people who use propane do not have pick-up trucks. If it is necessary to carry tanks in a car, leave the trunk open if the tank is there or leave all windows open if it is inside the car. Road Traffic had advised the police that several hundred vehicle renewals had not been done in December. This was an exercise to locate some of these unlicensed vehicles. Senior Junkanoo in Marsh Harbour was on December 27. See story on page 4.

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Page 2 The Abaconian January 15, 2005 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 CankerFrom Page 1 By Mirella Santillo As we approached the Bahama Star Farm in North Abaco, we passed several trucks loaded with furniture and personal belongings of people who were moving and relocating. Aretha Huyler, production supervisor, said that two days previously, on January 4th, she learned from an analysis report sent to Florida that the Bahamas Star Citrus Farm, planted with thousands of trees, was infected with a contagious organism rumored to be citrus canker. Subsequently, farm operations have officially ceased. Heavy equipment has been sent out of the country to avoid the possibility of theft. Absolutely no fruit or graft material may leave the farm. According to Ms. Huyler, any contact with infected trees could spread the disease, which at this point might still be contained at this location. A United States official from the Department of Agriculture visited the farm on January 4th and met with David Knowles, Officer with the Ministry of Agriculture on Abaco. Also present were Donald Cash, the Administrator for North Abaco, Simeon Pinder, the Director of Agriculture in Nassau, and a representative of Bahamas Immigration. No statement has been made yet by the Bahamian government. There will be an official press release by the Ministry of Agriculture to explain the findings after all the data has been analyzed. The 3,000-acre farm was not only the home of thousands of citrus trees, including white and pink grapefruit, four types of oranges, limes and lemons, but also was the heart of a settlement of Bahamian and Haitian workers, who had been employed there for several years, some for decades. Panic spread among these workers, especially the Haitians, at the announcement of the closing made January 5th. The Haitians did not want to believe that this was an Act of God, something that neither the owners or the managers could control. Their fear arose from the fact that most were waiting for their permit renewals, and they didnt know what was going to happen to them. At yesterdays pay check distribution, violence arose with some people throwing stones at the man handing out the money. Approximately 150 people were employed there. Twenty were Bahamian citizens, with another 130 Haitians who were either residents or had work permits. Altogether, including family members, there were over 300 people on site living in two settlements, one Haitian and one Bahamian. Katie Etienne is a spokeswoman for the Haitian community who was born on Abaco and speaks English fluently. She is petite, in her 20s, and a farm employee. She said, There is animosity against Haitians. They have to be helped. They have been working here a long time. It is not fair to send them back. She feels, Somebody should provide us with work and somewhere to live. But nothing has been mentioned as yet by either immigration officials or owners of the farm as to what isCanker Closes Treasure Cay Farm to happen to the Haitian workers. Nothing has been said either as to wether they will be sent away or allowed to stay on Abaco. Katie said, At the moment I am drawing a blank. I do not want to go to Marsh Harbour but I am hoping to find a job in the Treasure Cay area. Michel Fertil worked 30 years on the citrus farm. He has now been retired for three years, but the farm has been his only home since he moved to Abaco. He does Please see Bahama Star Page 22 Katie was a spokesperson for laid off workers. Aretha Huyler was production supervisor. One of the labourers of the Bahama Star Farm is shown here carrying some of her belongings, appearing to be leaving with a load of clothes. The camp had a deserted look. the disease to unaffected areas of Abaco. Do NOT take young trees to replant as you could be establishing the disease in a new area. If the disease can be contained to that one area, it is likely that it can be eliminated. For the long term benefit of all The Bahamas, you are urged to follow these directives. The disease can be spread by any part of the plant or fruit. The disease can be spread by several methods but moving infected plant material or fruit by humans is the most common method. PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSNURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Rose Bushes Mums Baskets Monday Friday 9 5 Saturday 9 3 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh Harbour Orchids Beautiful Gifts Silk Flowers Bromeliads Flowering shrubs Pet Supplies Brighten your house or office with a flowering orchid New stock of roses, orchids and other potted flowers

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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 3 www.damianos.com MARSH HARBOUR OFFICE 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.com BUILDING SITES EXCLUSIVE 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 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 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 for$225,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 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 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 & electricityReduced $1,100,000Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANY TREASURE CAY CHARMING FAMILY HOMEInternet Ref. #25573 bed 2 bath residence1,800 sq. ft. living spaceSunken living roomTwo central a/c unitsCable TV & laundry roomBeautiful enclosed landscaped 80 x 140 lot, large fruit treesAdjacent vacant 80 x 140 lot priced separately$265,000Stan Sawyer: 242-365-8198EXCLUSIVE LISTINGSHOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAYHOPE TOWN POINT SUBDIVISION Lot #54 This sandy ocean front lot is the least expensive buildable ocean front lot on Elbow Cay. Located almost at the tip of the northern end of Elbow Cay in an established quiet community. The lot has 120 feet of protected water frontage in a small cove, 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 NEW! LUCAYOS SUBDIVISION 1/4 acre lot with spectacular view of the Sea of Abaco and Hope Town Lighthouse. Shared Dock. $115,000. Internet Ref. #2588LUBBERS 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. LUBBERS QUARTERS Interior lots starting from $52,500.TILLOO CAY TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $85,000. 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. #2499GREEN TURTLE CAY NEAR THE BEACH Excellent 312 x 209 corner lot 100 from Coco Bay Beach. Utilities available. $350,000. Internet Ref. #2580 Call Stan Sawyer: 242-365-8198NORTH ABACO 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 MULTI-F AMILY 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. #2187CHEROKEE 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 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY Island style 2 bed 2.5 bath home. Two storey with covered porch & balcony. Cozy V-joint cypress interior, open living/dining rooms, rear wood deck. Community dock. Asking $420,000. #1828 Jane Patterson: 242-366-0035 LUBBER QUARTERS Charming fully furnished 2 bed 2 bath home. Central A/C and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Ground floor studio apartment with kitchen & bath. Located 200 from sandy beach. Asking $385,000. #2425 Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143NORTH 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. #2383 Donna Darville: 242-367-5046CHEROKEE Nestled in the hills, is this cozy 2 bed 1 bath cottage. Fully furnished, 10,000 gal. watertank. One acre of prime property. Deeded beach access, elevations in the area 100 plus. Motivated owners. $375,000. Ref. #2246 Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TOP OF THE WORLDInternet Ref. #2584Fully furnished Loyaliststyle 2 bed 2 bath cottage with covered porchLarge lot with ocean view2nd floor framed out for Master suite or 1 bed studio with separate entranceGround floor storage$360,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEAR MARSH HARBOUR SPACIOUS PROPERTYInternet Ref. #1292Elevated 3,047 sq. ft. home3 bedrooms 3 bathsPrivate courtyard entranceDouble garageEnclosed 1.4 acre propertyAttractive landscapingStorage buildingWas $255,000 ReducedReduced ReducedReduced Reduced $$ $$ $ 175175 175175 175 ,000,000 ,000,000 ,000 Motivated Seller Motivated Seller Motivated Seller Motivated Seller Motivated SellerDonna Darville: 242-367-5046 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 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 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY GAZEBO VILLASInternet Ref. #2509Two Waterfront villas in Hope Town VillageEach with 2 bed 2 baths upstairs & spacious living areas downstairsShort walk to white sand beachFully furnished, R/O water systemBack-up generator, laundry bldg.Professionally landscapedExcellent rental history$875,000 each VillaKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TAMARIND HILLInternet Ref. #2518Beautiful 2b/ 2b home with 1 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 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 HAPPY NEW YEAR!DAMIANOS REALTY ABACO NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGUNDER CONTRACT

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Page 4 The Abaconian January 15, 2005 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 B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdTel: 367-2798 Fax: 367-5098 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 After some ups and downs over the years, Junkanoo became more involved and organized, especially in Nassau, where influential businesses began to sponsor the groups. With financial help, more groups emerged and started competing against each other. Two major parades take place in Nassau, one on Boxing Day and the second at dawn on New Years Day. Prizes are awarded for the best music, best costume and best overall performance. Junkanoo is alive again on Abaco. After a dormant period, several settlements have created groups ready to entertain us during the Christmas season and summer Goombay celebrations. Before now, the only Junkanoo to be seen regularly was the Green Turtle Cay group that put on a show every New Years Day since the eighties. In the late 1980s Mr. Churton Toote came from Nassau to Dundas Town and founded the BEC Bunker C Boys. After that, group fell apart, Dundas Town and Murphy Town merged to create another group that performed for a while. Because of the lack of funds and prize money, the performers lost interest. However, because of the popularity of Junkanoo with tourists, in the year 2000 the government decided to subsidize registered Junkanoo groups for some their expenses by giving them an annual $2,000 stipend. Judging by the size of the crowd assembled on Don MacKay Boulevard on December 27, Junkanoo is an event not only popular with the tourists, but with the locals who crowded on the balconies of Dove Plaza and along the road in spite of a biting wind and a long delay in the performance. Only three groups participated this year, out of the seven groups registered. The parade started with the Dundas Town group, now called the Supreme Dancers, whose theme was The Abaco Native Warriors One of the organizers, Mr. Churton Toote was expecting a larger number of participants. He said, There was little time to practice this year. I am too involved with my job, which has became more demanding because of the hurricanes. For the first time in years, Murphy Town had a group performing. The Motown Shockers as they are known, started as a group at the beginning of 2004. Their theme was a Tribute to the Nations Preceded by two youths somersaulting their way along the street, they marched on, waving a multitude of colored and glittering flags representing countries of the world. The 30 initial rushers were joined by several others taken by the music and the beat. Former Saxon drummer, Mr. James Nottage from Nassau told me during a break, I just joinedMarsh Harbours Junkanoo Drew HundredsThe Murphy Town Motown Shockers rush began with two youths somersaulting their way down the street. One of the young drummers for the Dundas Town Supreme Dancers was emjoying his duties as he rushed with the group. Please see Junkanoo Page 6 You name it, we can do it!Your Friendly and Professional Printing ServiceAbaco Print Shop Abaco Print Shop Abaco Print Shop Abaco Print Shop Abaco Print ShopLocated in the Abaco Shopping Centre Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201Book Binding Yearbooks Photo Scanning Business Cards Laminating Certificates and much more . . Professional Graphic Services (Graphic Artist on Site) Carbonless Forms Envelopes Wedding Stationery Office Stationery Brochures Funeral Stationery Tickets Invitations Menus Calendars Labels Flyers

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Page 6 The Abaconian January 15, 2005 Resort Features: Spectacular 3-mile beach Championship golf course Marina-view restaurant & bar Pool,tennis,watersports 150-slip full-service marina Diving,snorkeling & dive shop Boat rentals,charters & guides Hotel rooms,2 or 3 BR suites Treasure Cay Road (exit off Bootle Hwy) TREASURE CAYHOTEL RESORT & MARINA Hotel: 242-365-8801 Spinnaker Restaurant: 242-365-8469 Golf Course: 242-365-8045 Treasure Divers: 242-365-8465 www.treasurecay.com Barefoot Elegance22 Romantic Tropical Rooms nestled upon the sand dunes.ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INN2 miles south of Hope Town, Elbow CayThe Abaco Inn and staff would like you to be a part of our upcoming Mardi Gras February 8, 2005 DJ Band 8 11 p.m. Party favors Annual Artist Luncheon & Craft Show March 19, 2005 MARK THESE DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR Keep an eye out for other events throughout the year. CALL FOR TRANSPORTATION Tel: (242) 366-0133/0333 fax: (242) 366-0414 www.abacoinn.netthe Murphy Town group yesterday afternoon. He is looking forward to performing with them this year. One of the groups organizers, Mr. Gilbert Davis, is very hopeful for 2005. Well start practicing immediately, he said, To be prepared in case of a hurricane. This year the major handicap was lack of preparation time. The group was awarded second prize and was given a lot of recognition by the judges for a first time performance. JunkanooFrom Page 4 The third and last performing group, the Spring City Rockers, were delayed because of a transportation problem. They had to use a flat bed truck to carry the floats and bulky costumes, but the show they put on was worth waiting for. The group of 65, dressed in colorful and elaborate attire for a Garden Party their theme for the show, entertained with Christmas music, Calypso music and popular song themes. Theirs was a complex band, comprising not only cow bells and drums, but also several trumpets and trombones. They danced well into the night after being awarded the first prize. The crowd enjoyed the parade in spite of the late start and the wait between the groups. They were disappointed that there were only three groups participating. The Sandy Point Earth Movers, the Blackwood Warriors and the Coopers Town LA Conquerors were expected, not only by the crowd, but also by the committee, as each had received the $2,000 seed money. The Green Turtle Cay Rockers had announced their nonparticipation in advance as they were preparing for their annual New Years Day show.The Motown ShockersBy Mirella Santillo There are seven registered Junkanoo groups on Abaco with four participating actively in parades. The seed The Spring City Rockers with a Garden Party theme had elaborate costumes, band instruments and played Junkanoo as well as other music. money provided by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture since 2000 has helped revive some groups and create new ones. One group, the Murphy Town Motown Shockers began at the beginning of 2004. Three years ago Mr. Lyndon Davis, Ms. Wynsome Ferguson and Mr. Colin Curry formed a Junkanoo committee in Marsh Harbour. They met at the old high school in Spring City and trained local people to judge the parades. Gilbert Davis was one of the trainees and after being a judge for a few times, decided to form his own group. Mr. Davis is not foreign to entertainment as he is the leader of the local band Impact. In January 2004 he and Mr. Ricardo Brown created the Motown Shockers. Mr. Davis says, The group did not receive their seed money until the beginning of December, making it difficult to get ready in time for the Boxing Day Parade. There was too little time to practice. In preparation for their next rush a shack is to be built this month next to Abaco Central High School. There are now approximately 30 people enrolled with the Motown Shockers, but he hopes to bring more participants into the group. As well as the other group leaders I spoke to, he is concerned about getting sponsors to help produce a better show. He tells me, Cow bells cost $130 a pair and drums start at $150. A shack is definitely needed as a place to make the costumes and keep the supplies. However, with the renewed interest of the community, the support of the Ministries of Tourism and of Youth, SportsThree of Seven Groups Competed in Marsh H.The groups competing in Marsh Harbour were the Spring City Rockers in first place followed by the Murphy Town Motown group and the Dundas Town Supreme Dancers pictured above. Evening DinnerFull Menu Nightly 6 9 pmClosed WednesdaysFine Dining on the WaterfrontAir conditioned Restaurant Phone: 367-2366 mangoesabaco.comBar snacks 6 pm . .until Use our new Dinghy Dock Marina will open in the spring of 2005RestaurantBoutique Entrancethrough ourNew stock now here! Please see Junaknoo Page 7

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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7 4 STROKE GAS AND ELECTRIC (48V)Its versatility allows it to serve a variety of uses.Introduces Prices starting from $7500.00 GENERATORSStarting from $1100.00GAS & DIESEL AVAILABLE Duty Free Information Available YAMAHAContactAbaco Outboard Engines For Further Information242-367-2452INTRODUCES and Culture to encourage events related to the Bahamian heritage, he feels secure that 2005 will be a great year for Junkanoo and for his newly formed group. Junkanoo From Page 6 By Portia Jonsson Are you among the millions who made one or more New Years resolutions this year? If so, how successful do you think you will be in actually achieving your goal? As the new year approaches, we tend to examine the past and look ahead to the future, often deciding that we need to do something differently lose weight, exercise more, find a way to be less stressed or quit some bad habit that weve acquired. We make a silent vow at the stroke of midnight on New Years to change ourselves for the better during the coming year. In most cases, we find our well-intentioned resolutions have been abandoned by the end of January. Why do we go to the trouble every year to commit to change, only to find ourselves settling back into our familiar ways within a few weeks? How did this get started and how can you make a resolution that really sticks? You may be wondering, Who started this resolution idea anyway? The roots of the New Years celebration and New Years resolution can be traced back to the Babylonians, over 4,000 years ago. But back then the celebration took place in March. So if you abandon your 2005 resolution by the end of January, you can always try again in March, in traditional Babylonian style! Most people who make and break New Years resolutions feel guilty. If you think about the definition of a New Years resolution, its easy to see why so many get left in the dust so quickly. A resolution is just a goal without a plan for achieving it. If youd really like to keep your New Years resolutions, there are some things you can do to increase your chances of success. Be specific By making your resolution specific you will increase your chances of achieving it. Be realistic At midnight on New Years Eve you may be feeling a false sense of confidence (depending on how much celebrating youve done up to that point). Develop a Plan Ive said earlier that many resolutions fail because they are simply goals without a plan. Regardless of your New Years resolution status, I wish you all a happy and prosperous 2005. For over 50 years Al-Anon has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. It is estimated that each alcoholic affects the lives of at least four other persons alcoholism is truly a family disease. No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affectedAl-Anon Supports Family and FriendsMaking and Keeping New Years Resolutionsby someone elses drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon fellowship. The Marsh Harbour Al-Anon Group meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Library. Or call 357-6511 for more information. One of the judges for the Junkanoo is assessing the performance of the Spring City Rockers.

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Page 8 The Abaconian January 15, 2005The 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: Lindsey Delaphaine, Richard Fawkes, Christine McCully, 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 Y ear) $40.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Dave RalphThe Editor Says . Agriculture Has Suffered a Major BlowIn the first decades of the 1900s the Abaco economy was dependent on lumbering, shark fishing, sponging and boat building. Most families lived precariously off the land and sea. Money was scarce. Over time these industries died out. Shipbuilding has survived but has changed to yacht maintenance. The original lumber operation completed its harvest in the early 1940s and moved to Grand Bahama, taking most of its workers with them. Commercial sponging came to a halt in the 1930s when the sponges were affected with a disease wiping out that segment of Abacos economy. Shark fishing was a smaller segment of the economy that endured into the early 1940s. This involved the skins and oil from the shark livers. Modern technology displaced shark fishing. In the early 1950s, Mr. Crockett arrived and opened a farm on the west of Abaco between the Marsh Harbour airport and Spring City. It later was owned and managed by the Scott and Mattson group of Fort Pierce. It grew tomatoes, pineapples and other crops on approximately 3,000 acres during its peak. Tourism is believed to have its beginnings in the late 1940s with the initial second homeowners buying land and building on Man-O-War Cay. The New Plymouth Inn was the first hotel to appear and was converted from a large home in the middle of town in 1954. New Hope began shortly after on Elbow Cay as an alcoholic rehabilitation center. It later became the Elbow Cay Club. A Yachtel opened in 1957 on Guana Cay which became the Guana Harbour Club. It did not survive Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The clients for these early hotels were either hardy souls on the few boats visiting or they came through Nassau on the seaplane. The opening of the Marsh Harbour airport in 1957 or 1958 allowed guests easier access to our small inns and hotels, and they grew because of easier access and increased exposure. Soon after the Marsh Harbour airport opened, the Hope Town Harbour Lodge opened. It was another converted residence. As small as these hotels were, they provided employment. Great Abaco Hotel opened in 1960 with 20 rooms which was a huge hotel then. The next year saw the opening of the White Sound Club on Elbow Cay which is now the Abaco Inn. The Treasure Cay hotel opened in 1961 about the same time of the Treasure Cay airport opened. There was no road between Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour at that time. The period from the mid 1950s thru 1961 laid the foundation for the Abaco we see today. The lumber industry returned to Abaco in 1959 with the arrival of the Owens Illinois pulpwood operation at Snake Cay which moved its operation from Grand Bahama. This was a continuation of the original Abaco Lumber company with Abaco roots and employees. The pulpwood operation left a huge network of quality roads linking towns that were previously days apart by sailing sloops. The 500 employees of the pulpwood operation gave Abaco a big boost with their weekly payroll. Some of this money was spent in the company store which was the biggest store on Abaco. Folks came by car and boat to get their first steady source of fresh milk and ice cream. A good bit of the company payroll migrated to the small shops in Marsh Harbour as employees had the choice of patronizing other shops. The company store was no longer the only game in town. The pulpwood operation moved its 500 employees to Andros in 1966. Their departure was offset by the sugar operation the company established on 20,000 acres of newly cleared land. This gave a big boost to the Cherokee settlement which was a traditional fishing village. Fishing was abandoned and boats were sold as men took good paying jobs at the mill. The men were with their families every night and had a weekly pay check. Those were good times. For a variety of reasons the sugar venture failed several years later and was a major blow to the Cherokee employees and the Abaco economy in general. However, the ten-year growth period from 1960 through 1970 had given the Central Abaco area a head start on self sufficiency. Second homeowners, rental houses and the small hotels were able to sustain the economy. Agriculture during the 1960s was an important element for Abaco. The S and M Farm which took the Crockett operation to a higher level was successful. This farm acreage was later absorbed into the Owens Illinois sugar project. During this time Edison Key and Morton Sawyer began farming in the Normans Castle in a joint effort with Gulf Western, west of the Treasure Cay airport. That is the farm recently operated by the Egan Company of Fort Pierce as the Bahama Star Farm, a citrus grove with 3,000 aces of citrus trees. Other large citrus operations are the Bahama Palm Groves 20 miles to the south and the recently revived B G Harmon groves south of Spring City. Farming has a rich history on Abaco and has generally been successful for the larger farms. It tends to be cyclical and at the mercy of weather conditions beyond our shores. Bad weather in the States is good news here, whereas a good year in Florida may cause commercial crops here to be dumped. Finding suitable labour can be challenging. Competition from Mexico and other low wage countries is hard to deal with. The most recent disaster was the apparent devastation of our citrus industry by the infestation of the citrus canker discovered in the Bahamas Star Farm groves. It was the farms in the 1960s that began utilizing the newly arrived Haitian refugees. They fit the model nicely of desirable farm help. They were not demanding of their living conditions and were grateful for whatever wages they could earn. It was not necessary to recruit labour as the Haitians just keep showing up looking for work. Their arrival coincided with the emerging Abaco economy which openings for their entry level work. It was during this farm expansion in 1963 or 1964 that the first Haitians began building their houses in the Pigeon Peas area. During this same period the lumbering operation altered its harvesting style somewhat and formed cutting crews predominately of Haitians. They were given company housing in the Campbell Town site not far from Snake Cay. References to Campbell Town are heard now when Haitian resettlement options are discussed. Following the announcement of the canker discovery on January 5, 2005, the Bahama Star Farm shut down in a matter of hours leaving 80 100 employees and their dependents wondering what the future holds for them. The employees are being allowed to remain in the company housing for the time being. Various government departments are now pondering this new dilemma. Initial government statements indicate the farm owners have abandoned the operation and the lease has reverted to government. The future of large scale citrus groves on Abaco is questionable while we wait for plant pathologists to make their surveys. However, without question, the citrus operation there is finished. The 3000 acres would be choice land for other agricultural crops as the canker only affects citrus. Agriculture has a future here as we have suitable land, a good water supply and agreeable weather. We lack the initiative, financial resources and expertise for large scale agriculture. Although Immigration authorities might disagree, we appear to have an abundant supply of farm labour. The Abaco economy fares well with tourism as the foundation. Small resorts and diverse ownership of the second home rental market keep the impact of failures to a minimum. Our diverse tourism base means no single resort or operation holds our future in their hands. While large operations are easier to showcase and brag about, the success of the community then hinges on the success of a single entity. Note the effects to area economies by the closure of the Treasure Cay hotel when it burned in 1961 and the effect to North Abaco employees the sugar mill in 1970 and the effect to Cherokee employees the second Treasure Cay Hotel displacing employees in 1992 Walkers Cay in 2004 displacing 180 from neighboring Grand Cay Bahama Star Farm in January 2005 displacing 80 or more employeesThis last farm closure will minimally affect the overall economy. However, it is a very sad ending for a successful farm stretching back for three decades. Unlike annual crops, citrus takes years for the trees to develop and produce commercial crops. It is tragic that a plant disease can shut down a successful farm operation in such a very short time. The threat posed by the citrus canker could destroy the commercial citrus production on Abaco for years.

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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9Letters to the Editor Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address CitySt. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $40 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 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 Passerine Development on Guana CayEd. Note: This letter was originally sent to the Tribune in response to a front page story and a letter in the Tribune concerning the proposed development on the north end of Guana Cay. Dear Editor, Your recent letter from Mr. Bonds (Saturday, 18 December) and front-page report (Monday, 20 December) refers to a residential development on the northern end of Guana Cay. Although I have no direct connection with this development, I have been privileged to see the plans and visit the cay twice this year, and I would like to reassure your readers and also anyone else exposed to some similar remarks about Passerine in other newspapers, that this development has followed all the correct procedures for safeguarding the environment, has held public meetings and has presented an EIA (Environment Impact Assessment) to the BEST Commission. I should add that government restricts the developers from promoting their own projects and therefore they cannot reply directly to these published criticisms. This northern section of Guana Cay is unoccupied at present but was previously used by Disney as a cruise ship destination which they subsequently abandoned for Gorda Cay. The remnants of this operation, which include a decaying jetty, a large number of service buildings and amenities onshore, and a dredged channel and island formed from the spoil heap, are all eyesores and existing blights on the environment. The 3.5 mile dredged channel was considered one of the biggest environmental disasters to reefs by reef biologist Dr. Judy Lang, who opposed its construction in 1988. Major disturbance to the Bakers Bay shoreline included the bulldozing of sand dunes which has resulted in massive casuarina invasion which is causing beach erosion, and unless checked will continue to destroyed native plants and caused shoreline retreat. The Passerine development intends to restore all these contaminated and disturbed areas and replant native vegetation. The channel and spoil island are not part of the development and this problem should be the focus of any save the reef effort. The spoil island continues to erode and destroy valuable fish habitats in the Sea of Abaco as well as increase sediment on the adjacent reefs. As far as the reefs are concerned there is absolutely nothing in the development that will impact them on either shore, and they have been surveyed for the first time and will continue to be monitored by a professional. The Joes Creek area of wetland is by no means as pristine as is suggested in the reports as Disney had impacted it as well as visiting yachtsmen who proliferate in the area. Unlike the many parts of Guana Cay that have already been haphazardly developed and which continue to damage the shoreline, this area has been the subject of close scrutiny, as part of it will be used for the proposed marina. The purpose of the marina is to provide boat slips for the residents who will not be permitted to build any shoreline structures including docks. As these are mainly small slips there are a relatively large number of them, but the marina itself will only cover about 33 acres. However, Passerine has negotiated an agreement with the government to the effect that a larger acreage (89 acres) will actually be preserved and managed by an independent trust, funded buy a levy on the residents, so that it will remain an area preserved and protected for research and recreation by all Bahamians and visitors. In addition to this some 16 acres of mangrove mediation will be undertaken, and the setback for residences will preserve a further 53 acres of dunes. In total there are 158 acres designated Eco area, some 25 percent of the total 600-acre development. The ignorance of those complaining about this development is particularly apparent when they complain that Passerine will increase the stress on utilities and waste management. The fact is that the other developments have not addressed the solid waste and sewage issues and Passerine has undertaken to build and operate a solid waste transfer station for the whole island. This will involve modern technology to sort the solid waste so that some 30 percent can be recycled as compost, glass, metal and paper can be separated, and the balance compacted for shipment off the island. Sewage will be treated in a central sewage plant similar to those in use in the Florida Cays. Similarly the remarks about doubling the islands population being doubled are way off. Passerine if fully settled would have some 450 homes, while the Guana Cay settlement has 250, Orchid Bay 300 planned, and Kent Smiths development 550 planned. I have had the opportunity to visit many developments in the Bahamas over the last 25 years and can frankly find nothing better than this development, which has a low housing density and has employed the most conservative measures to enhance and protect what is left of the natural environment. Most of this land is privately owned and can be sold for development to someone else if not to the Passerine developer. I have visited the other private developments that are at present building houses on Guana Cay and cover a much larger area that Passerine. Critics would do well to examine some of these properties now under construction, which from direct observation are clearing natural vegetation unnecessarily, replacing it with exotics including the invasive Scaveola, and undertaking alteration of the shoreline, no doubt without the knowledge or permission of the authorities. The well attended meeting in August, patronized mainly by native Abaconians, raised hardly any of these issues, and the matter of Joes Creek when explained was accepted with approval. Perhaps the mostly anonymous critics of this development would help their cause if they were to identify themselves and their specific interests and investment in Guana Cay, and approach the developer with constructive suggestions about their areas of concern. The people financing the Save the Guana Cay campaign include other expatriate developers on Guana Cay, not exactly working in the interest of the Bahamian people. Bahamians, and especially Abaconians, should not allow themselves to be misinformed by persons with unspecified agendas who use emotive rhetoric to stir up mistrust in a sound development that will enhance a beautiful island. Neil Sealey, Editor Bahamas Journal of ScienceAnother View of the Passerine ProjectDear Editor, As a relative newcomer to The Bahamas, I realize my opinion is unsolicited. However, so much controversy swirls around the development proposal for Guana Cay, I would ask to be allowed to add my thoughts to the mix. The Out Islands are truly unique and should be considered an endangered species to be protected from large scale destruction. The type of development proposed does nothing but destroy both physically and economically. An elite few will benefit. They will bring all their supplies with them. They will eat in their own restaurants, play their own golf course, shop their own stores, rent the company boat, use a private ferry service and the list goes on. If Bahamians are lucky they may get a token service job or get to do some gardening for the rich. The gift of Crown Land is also unacceptable. In Canada our government routinely sells mining and timber rights on Crown Land to massive corporations, leaving clear cut wastelands behind for the people to enjoy. The Out Islands are small, lets think small. Small resorts and private home rentals put big dollars in the pockets of local business. As an owner I know when a guest arrives and spends $1000 for accommodation that approximately 60 percent stays in the local economy. The guest spends another $1000 while on vacation, of which 100 percent stays in the local economy. When Joe Millionaire buys a lot in a gated community and buys his golf club membership and private slip at the private marina, the vast majority of the money goes into the pocket of the developer and back to the U.S. Maybe we should encourage a land swap. Move the development to the mainland where the damage will be less and the Out Islands can be preserved. At the very least a seemingly short sighted government should respect the opinions of the local residents who will most impacted. The rapid rise in real estate values due to this scale of development will force the Bahamian people off the land and leave future generations unable to afford a home in their own country. Big is not necessarily better. Thank you, Andrew Hill Thank You, Green Turtle CayDear Editor, On December 29th our children, now adults, Bo Koury and Alex Scott, were married on the beach below the Bluff House. The ceremony was stunning and the wedding was picture book perfect. Credit for making it possible goes to the Green Turtle Cay community. A group of about 70 dedicated folks made their way from various corners of the United States to participate in the event. We accept complete responsibility for the shortage of golf carts on the island during the holidays I think we rented them all, every last one. Local merchants and grocers were able to fulfill almost every wish for the assembled multitude. They fell all over themselves to make every last request a reality, delivering it to the door of each house with a smile and a thank you for the business. Try that in the States! There was not a dry eye at the wedding, nor a dry throat on the island. The crew spent so much time at Sundowners and Blue Bee Bar that they were almost furniture. The place became the home away of home for the crew and Miss Emilys Goombay Smash the theme drink of the wedding. The McIntosh Restaurant kept the mother of the bride well supplied with dinners and snacks for the roving crowds of hungry family and friends. The welcome from the business community was the talk of the wedding. There is business, and there is way beyond business to friendship, caring and hospitality. The Green Turtle business community crossed that line. Brendal and Mary Stevens hosted the wedding party on a rehearsal dinner converted into an afternoon beach party cruise. Professional to a fault, the event was perfect mix of island fun and food. The wedding formalities started with a unforgettable trip to Marsh Harbor in October to obtain a license. The process became even more daunting when the application forms referred to the lovely bride to be as a spinster. The staff ladies were just great, guiding the prospective newlyweds through two sets of forms because they got them all backwards the first time. We left, license in hand, with the best wishes of officials, staff and bystanders cheering us out the doors. The wedding itself came off without a hitch, in perfect island fashion no one showed up until three minutes before the appointed hour! The beach was lined with a conch shell and flower aisle for the bride. Rev. Johnny Lowe ran the ceremony with just right mixture of charm and legal bearing to make it all official. The Anglican Church girls choir was the crowning jewel Please see Letters Page 22

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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 Royal Harbour Village in Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0137 www.theconchpearl.com Bring in this ad and deduct $20.00 from the price posted to repair one piece of jewellery. As an example, the charge to size a mans 14k gold ring down one size is $20.00. With this ad the repair will be free. The charge to size a mans 14k gold ring up one size is $30.00. With this ad the repair will cost only $10.00. All types of jewellery repair are eligible, including fixing broken chains, soldering jump rings, retipping stones and pearl or bead restringing. Limit of One Coupon Per Person $20.00 Off the cost of repairing one piece of jewellery Repair Sale 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.Doctors have recommended several changes in his lifestyle to improve his health. He is to give up smoking, change to a low fat, low cholesterol diet, begin an aerobic exercise program and take medication to bring about improvement in his circulatory system. When Mr. Ingraham was on Abaco, he indicated that he was taking his doctors advice seriously and would be making the necessary changes to improve his heart and general health. He plans to take it easy for a little while. Doctors will monitor his health regularly. It is interesting to note that about ten years ago that he was instrumental in bringing the angioplasty procedure to the hospital. Special equipment was required along with foreign medical personnel to train local doctors in the procedure. The children of the Coopers Town area enjoyed a bouncing castle. IngrahamFrom Page 10 On the right is Mr. Ingraham with a boy from Central Abaco with his new toy truck. Below are children of Little Abaco crowded around the bouncing castle waiting for their turn.Mr. Ingrahams Visited One Week After Medical Problem Mr. Ingraham personally handed out toys in each of the communities of North Abaco. This little boy in Mount Hope is being helped to open his gift. The party there was for the children of Cedar Harbour, Wood Cay, Mount Hope, Crown Haven and Fox Town.

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Sea of Abaco acreage! 15 acres of rolling hills. High elevation. Perfect for a small resort or secluded estate. #8729 $590,000 By Portia Jonsson Lets look back at the news stories of 2004 to see which had the greatest impact. I have compiled a list of my choices for the top stories in Abaco for 2004. Bush Fires The month of March 2004 brought many bush fires that threatened the communities of Dundas Town, Murphy Town, Spring City, Casuarina Point, Bahamas Palm Shores, Bahamas Coral Island, Little Abaco, and Sweetings Village. The fires also threatened schools in Marsh Harbour. On March 8th a family of five lost their home and belongings due to a bush fire in Spring City. Body Discovered in Blue Hole On Good Friday last year the body of Jermaine Thompson was found floating in a Blue Hole off the S.C. Boodle Highway. The remains were discovered by tourists visiting the site. The body was wrapped in garbage bags, chained and secured to a concrete block. Island Roots Festival Green Turtle Cay invited persons to Come Celebrate Things Bahamian at their First Annual Island Roots Festival held May 7thth. The festival celebrated the revival of the sister City exchange programme between Green Turtle Cay and Key West. Plane Crash On May 27th a private Cessna Centurion plane carrying five persons from Florida crashed into the pine woods about 1000 feet off the runway at Marsh Harbour International Airport killing three. Goombay Summer Festival Groovin in Abaco was the theme of last years festival and the Royal Bahamas Police Marching Band got the festivities off to a roaring start on June 25th at the Goombay Park. Also providing entertainment were Abacos own Stone McEwan and Thunder, Spring City Rockers and the electrifying New Wave Dancers from Grand Bahama. Regatta Time in Abaco Regatta Time in Abaco completed its 29th year with a series of five sailboat races over 9 days. Cruising sailboats participated in races, which began on July 3rd off Green Turtle Cay and culminated on July 10th off Marsh Harbour. Hurricane Frances Hurricane Frances batters Abaco from Sandy Point to Crown Haven on September 3rd 4th. The category 3 storm traveled four miles per hour as it made its way up the back of Abaco with hurricane force winds for probably 30 hours as it traveled to Grand Bahama. The heavy rains caused massive flooding throughout the island. Hurricane Jeanne September 25th will long be remembered as the day Hurricane Jeanne passed through Abaco. The storm, moving about 14 miles per hour, crossed over Abaco with sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. Although leaving much damage in its path, there were no deaths or serious injuries. Parts of Marsh Harbour were flooded with three to five feet of salt water. Closed Grouper Season The Department of Fisheries announced an initial closed season for the Nassau Grouper throughout the Bahamas from January 1st31st, 2004. During this period the taking, landing, processing, selling and the offering of fresh grouper for sale was prohibited. A second closed season began December 15, 2004, and extended to February 15, 2005 Abaco Christmas Festival The first Annual Abaco Christmas Festival was staged on December 11th at the Memorial Plaza to provide Christmas cheer and a fun time for all. The festival showcased local arts and crafts as well as games, music, food and a good time. The Abaco Club at Winding Bay opened Phase I on December 24 with a restaurant, clubhouse, cottages and a five-star golf course.Top News Stories of 2004Two new 15-cubic-foot Hotpoint refrigerator/freezers, donated by the Rotary Club of Abaco, helped complete the kitchens of Murphy Town residents Ida Swain and Doris Calma. 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Community Policing has been working very effectively in Nassau for several years. On his arrival in Marsh Harbour, Assistant Superintendent of Police Wayne Miller decided to introduce a Community Relations Division here as he saw how it could greatly assist the needs of this community. The project began last September with the communities of Dundas Town, Murphy Town, Pigeon Pea, the Mud and the downtown business area of Marsh Harbour. In the new year the project will be expanded to encompass the area from Memorial Plaza into Pelican Shores and Eastern Shores. In charge of the Community Policing project is WPC Leisa Campbell, who has a friendly, outgoing personality ideally suited to the task of meeting with people and assessing their needs. She is assisted by Officer Higgs, who is also very approachable. These two police officers have been going door to door in the various communities since the programmes inception and have heard a variety of different concerns. They have been handing out questionnaires for individuals to complete which will give the Police some guidelines as to how they can more efficiently deal with problems in the various communities. These questionnaires are designed to ascertain peoples opinions on the attitude of the Police Station staff and the standard of service received and to get input from individuals on ways in which they feel improvements could be made such as additional staff, more privacy, more information or better decoration of the premises. Some of the concerns which have been voiced in Dundas Town and Murphy Town are for a larger police presence in the area, better garbage collection and a recreation centre in Murphy Town. In Pigeon Pea the focus has been on hurricane repairs as many of the residents have not known where to seek help from the various authorities. The community policing officers forward these concerns to the appropriate departments. The officers presented literature on safety tips to businesses and gave out pamphlets to holiday shoppers, especially women, on how to keep safe during the busy holiday season. WPC Campbell and Officer Higgs were joined by a few more police officers on their walkabouts during the Christmas season and ASP Miller joined the police officers on the beat. WPC Campbell was very pleased with the results of the extra policing and handing out of safety tips as she reported that there was a definite decrease in crime over the holiday period from the level which was previously experienced. It put persons on the alert,she said, and encouraged them to be more aware and not so laid back. Also she noticed that businesses had made a greater effort to secure their properties. Other leaflets have been prepared to assist persons with ideas for improving the safety of their homes and vehicles. Home owners are offered the following tips: Invest in solid doors and windows with good quality locks. Whenever you are going outside, lock the door and take the key with you, even if you are only stepping next door or out mowing the back yard. Dont put valuables where they can be seen from the window. Dont keep large amounts of cash or valuable jewelry around the house. Dont hide spare keys under the doormat or in a flower pot; thieves know all the good hiding places. Plant thorny bushes under all windows; trim back trees or shrubs near doors and windows to eliminate hiding places. Dont leave ladders outside and keep any tools that could be used to break into your house safely locked away in a garage or shed. Always double check that all doors and windows are properly locked at night. Engrave all valuables such as stereos, microwaves, video cameras with your drivers license number. Video tape the contents of your home. Keep the video and list of valuables in a safe place such as a safety deposit box. Tips for vehicle owners include the following: During the day park your vehicle in an area of clear surroundings. At night park in an area where there is proper lighting. After parking your vehicle, ensure that all windows and doors are properly locked. Before leaving your vehicle, ensure that all valuables, important documents or cash are removed from the vehicle. Leaving those items visible is an invitation for a thief to break into your vehicle. Be very careful with the persons you allow to clean or repair your vehicle; the keys could be duplicated for an easier method to steal the vehicle at a later date. A steering wheel club or alarm system are added security measures. Any persons needing assistance or experiencing problems in their community are asked to contact their local police station and any persons having any information concerning crime in their neighbourhood are asked to contact the Marsh Harbour Police Station at 367-2570 or 367-3437.Community Policing ProgramWorking Towards A Better CommunityASP Wayne Miller

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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 15 Is your property featured onwww.CaribbeanRealEstateShowcase.comCall us Ph: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com Linens 25% Off Xmas Decorations 50% Off Rugs 30% Off Toys 20% Off All Hardware 20% OffHurry while supplies lastCome take advantage of DUTY FREE items and our Hurricane clearance stockClosed for Inventory January 25 31 Open February 1, 2005 January 4 24, 2005Abaco HardwarePre-Inventory Blow-out SaleDon MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2170By Mirella Santillo January 2nd was a long day for bird watchers who took part in the yearly bird count for the Audubon Society which is celebrating its centennial this year. Fiftyfive thousand volunteers, from Canada to the West Indies, participated in a count, in defined areas between December 14th, 2004, to January 5th, 2005. It was still dark when we met at the Friends of the Environments office in Marsh Harbour at 6 a.m. Several of us, including Reginald Patterson, John Herald Bethel, David Knowles and others, were met there by Ron Pagliero, who was the organizer and the leader of our outing. We left Marsh Harbour around 6:30 a.m. and drove south to the Y located a few miles from of Sandy Point, where we met with the rest of the watchers. One of the drivers had to cope with a flat tire on the way, but within an hour all 22 participants had arrived. The group included Dr. Ethan Fried from the United States, Abaconians Woody Bracey, Anita and Steve Knowles, Nassuvians Tony Hepburn, Freddy Schaller and Predensa Moore. We were divided into four groups, one group less than last year, each with a grid to cover, starting south of Crossing Rock to the settlement of Sandy Point. My group was comprised of five people. They were Steve and Anita Knowles, well known in the community as environmentalists. Also Reginald Patterson and Predensa Moore. Ms. Moore said, I joined the ornithology group in Nassau in 1997. It is one of my vices or rather a passion! I am as excited now at the sight of a bird as I was eight years ago! Mr. Patterson, who was born in Nassau, is the son of the well known botanist and author Mr. Jack Patterson. He shares his late fathers interest for local flora and fauna, specially birds. Reg, as he is familiarly known among the residents of Marsh Harbour, moved to Abaco in 1968 and knows some of the best bird watching spots on our island, as well as the local and immigrant species. Our grid was the southernmost one, covering most of the logging roads on each side of the highway all the way to the village of Sandy Point. We saw numerous Cuban Emerald Hummingbirds and Bahamas Wood Stars. We spotted Black Faced Grass Quits, a Red Tailed Hawk, several Turkey Vultures and Yellow Throated Warblers. However, the highlight of the morning was a trip to the dump! Some people go to the dump to throw their trash away, some go there in the hopes of finding discarded treasures, but bird watchers go there to see birds. And many birds did we see. Swarms of beautiful green backed Bahama Swallows put on a show by sweeping back and forth in front and around us. One had to wonder who was watching whom. Red Winged Black Birds were abundant at the dump, and spotted there was a Palm Warbler and several Yellow Rumped Warblers. It was a very rewarding stop in spite of the smell. I had to leave my group at one p.m., but not before a well deserved lunch break that all of us enjoyed. The rest was welcome, and it was an occasion to get acquainted or reacquainted for some of us. We all met again in the evening in Marsh Harbour to record the final count from each group and discuss sightings of interest. A total of 1,078 birds belonging to 67 species were sighted. Only 34 Abaco Parrots were seen this year compared to 177 last year. However, they have been sighted in numbers in the Central Abaco area and, according to Ron Pagliero, will return to their breeding grounds in the spring. The count for the species was down by four, and down by more than 700 for the birds themselves. Considering that there was one less team and that one less grid was covered, it was a successful count. The hurricanes probably had an impact on our bird population as the number of resident birds was down. The most exciting sighting for Mr. Pagliero was the large number of Sandwich Terns, 49 of them. Over 100 Laughing Sea Gulls were also seen; all and all a very rewarding day for the bird watcher. The unusual sighting of an American Robin a few days later in the Marsh Harbour area was also commented on by several people. Tentative dates for next years count, which should take place in December, were mentioned and will be announced at a later date. The Abaco count usually follows those from Nassau and Andros. This is the 104th official count for the Audubon Society, and our count will be added to its records.Sixty-Seven Species Identified in Bird CountThis Cuban Emerald Hummingbird was resting when Ron Pagliaro took the photo during the bird count taken on January 2. Sometimes tragedy half a world away touches very close to home. Two natives of Sri Lanka and long-time residents of The Bahamas have spearheaded a drive to support those hardest hit by the tsunami which struck their homeland without warning on December 26th. They have set up an account where donations can be made to the Tsunami Relief for Sri Lanka account at the Bank of The Bahamas, account number 5265970. The money will be forwarded to the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society for effective deployment.Tsunami Relief Fund Is Set Up

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Page 16 The Abaconian January 15, 2005 Ed. Note: This is the assessment of ASP Clarence Russell on his transfer after having served on Abaco for almost two years. Two years ago come February 14th, 2005, I was transferred to the Abaco District of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas with a view of fulfilling a two-year commitment to serving the people of Abaco, in the presence of the Policy Team of the Royal Bahamas Police Force headed by the Commissioner of Police Mr. Paul Farquharson. That time has come to fruition. Since my arrival in this district much has transpired with regard to crime fighting and the reduction of the fear of crime which is often times associated and synonymous with the kind of growth and economic development currently being experienced on this island to include its many cays. To this end, my administration pro-actively took immediately to building upon the foundation laid down by my predecessor in a positive way, in re-enforcing our commitment to the task at hand while strengthening the bond between the police and the community we serve. For this and every other opportunity to have served, I say a heartfelt thank you to this community and the hard working officers of this district who all shared in our successes and stuck by me when we were challenged, from Crown Haven in the North to Sandy Point in the South on the mainland but also to include the cays from Grand Cay in the North to Disney Cay in the South. No man is an island and a team is only as strong as its weakest link. Just to name a few, the following noteworthy achievements were realized during this period: This Districts vehicular compliment grew tremendously. Our compliment of neighbourhood Police stations increased. Our community policing efforts were regenerated. Our weekly education of our public in law practices became a reality on Radio Abacos open line show Our biannual report to this nation became a reality. Our vehicular and motorcycle patrols became a reality of obvious noticeable consequence. Our districts downtown bicycle patrol became a reality, even among the cays. Our Police vessel patrol as mandated by the northern regions command became a reality with mandatory authorised monthly visits to the cays. The dog section of this district became a reality. The Police budget was increased for the first time in many years for the benefit of the public we served. The multi-agency approach to crime fighting became a reality. Private engagement funds became regularized in the district and returned for the first time since its inception. The Police welfare became a legal, democratic entity governed by an elected committee in accordance with governments force policy. Crime fighting and lawful raids when necessary became the norm in this District. Fairplay, morality and accountability became the watchword of this division which clearly had no room for corruption or unethical behavior. Internal discipline and accountability for officers actions was given priority. Divisional policy dictated and adopted a zero tolerance to any and all forms of discrimination. Police Reserve Supervisors got new office facilities for the purpose of conducting confidential, managerial functions for all Police Reserve staff. Our Police Station went within one year from being quite a mess to receiving the Ministry of Tourisms Cleanliness and Most Improved Governments Building Award prior to suffering both Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. Local Police stations where affordable, from Coopers Town in the North to Sandy Point in the South received basic computer infrastructural improvements. For this and so much more we stand proud. While we did not profess to be perfect in any way, it is the opinion of this writer that ours is a record upon which we may stand proud and suggestively, one which my successor may improve upon for the much deserving citizens of Abaco, Bahamas. History shall judge us accordingly, as it shall for those who came before us and all those whom shall serve behind us in the future. To all of you who have served this community from a policing and public safety perspective, we say a special Thank You on behalf of all those who served alongside me. As we encourage you to lend your support likewise to the new and vibrant administration of Assistant Superintendent Wayne Miller, your newly appointed commander in the Abaco Division of the Northern Region, Royal Bahamas Police Force. On behalf of my family and me we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Clarence A Russell 11, BBA., CM. 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Fawkes Before Hillary Rodham Clinton popularized the African proverb, It takes a village to raise a child or President George Bush promulgated his No Child Left Behind education legislation in the United States, Lyn Major made the slogan Every Child Counts a reality in the form of Abacos only institution for school students who cannot succeed in a mainstream classroom because of physical, neurological or cognitive disabilities. This alternative school, which is under the aegis of the Catholic Board of Education but receives no funding from that body, has an enrolment of 42 students ranging in age from three to 19. My husband and I adopted twin boys when they were three-and-a-half, said Mrs. Major, the schools founder and administrator. We soon discovered they had severe developmental challenges that would require special education. We realized that no special needs programme was available on Abaco. We received some help from a friend, Dr. Sharon Kossack of Florida International University (FIU) and other parents with similar needs. As a result, Every Child Counts came into being. Dr. Kossack, a professor of reading and literacy at FIU, is still on ECCs board of advisors and continues to assist the school in providing free professional, parent and volunteer training in the areas of reading diagnosis, targeted teaching and special needs recognition. ECC also provides free evaluations and recommendations for struggling students across Abaco, with funding from the Rotary Club, according to Mrs. Major. Every Child Counts which transitioned from part-time to full-time status five years ago, is able to accept students up to the age of 21. The school has a dynamic pre-vocational programme for the older students which includes a two-day per week on-thejob apprenticeship placement with various businesses in the community. Abaco business persons, according to Mrs. Major, have been quite helpful in launching and sustaining that programme by providing apprenticeship positions and job placements for young people who would otherwise not have the opportunity to obtain training or become productive wage earners. The school has a staff of ten. Four fulltime, including myself, a part-time vocational teacher, and four aides, Mrs. Major said. ECC requires a minimum budget of $170,000 per year, which comes mainly from foundation grants and individual donations. Fund raising takes up a great deal of time, she says. It costs $5,000 per student per year, she said, and the teachers take an enormous reduction in salary. Mrs. Major said tuition and materials are $1,460 per year per child, not including other fees such as medical and transportation. Most parents are not able to afford the tuition, she said, but no child is turned away for financial reasons. Instead, we seek persons of means to sponsor children, which, fortunately, we The 40-odd students of the Every Child Counts program are shown here with the staff. This school in Marsh Harbour draws students with special needs from all over Abaco. The school teaches the 3 Rs as well as real life skills. As the students get older and are able to cope with real life situations, they are put into work situations in local businesses where they are supervised. This is another step toward full responsibility for themselves. Every Child Counts Program Helps Special Studentshave been very successful at. We encourage parents to volunteer as a way of helping, which many of them have been doing diligently. Mrs. Major said the school receives a great deal of volunteer help both locally and internationally. The school recently added a vocational building to its main two-storey centre. The new facility was constructed last year by Youth on a Mission, a volunteer group from Vero Beach, Florida, along with local parents and other volunteers. A local businessman engaged his employees to work on the project. There was also a generous donation from another local individual to help build the unit. Abaco was not the only target for hurricanes in 2004. Category five Hurricane Ivan smashed through the Cayman Islands on September 11th and 12 leaving 80 percent of that three-island nations buildings either damaged or destroyed. The Barefoot Mans home, office and warehouse were part of the rubble left behind. But thats not stopping the popular shoeless minstrel from coming back to Abaco for the fifth Barefoot Man Nippers concert this March 6th. In fact, when George (Barefoot) Nowak saw what was left of his home after Ivan hit, the first thing he said, Theres a song there. He then wrote the calypso Ivan which became a fast hit in the Caymans. He has donated all proceeds from that recording to Caymans National Hurricane Relief Fund. Barefoots home away from home has always been Abaco. For the last 30 years he has come here to visit friends and family (his daughter lives on Green Turtle Cay) and, of course, delight in his favorite sport fishing for mutton snapper. Barefoots witty songs about Abaco are featured on his CD In the Bahamas which is a popular souvenir item in local gift shops and a regular feature on Radio Abaco. Last year every boat slip, cottage, golf cart and bar-stool were sold out on Guana Cay for The Barefoot Concert so its highly suggested to make your plans early. Barefoot Man will be backed by the duo Chuck and Barrie Quappe known as Sea n B and also featured will be popular Bahamian singer Stone McEwan. If you need more information, contact Johnny at Nippers, phone 365-5143.Nippers Will Host Barefoot Man Concert Are you ready for real wood furniture. Something that will last. Then look no further. 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Page 18 The Abaconian January 15, 2005 Richard E. Fawkes The Chief Councillor for the North Abaco District, Stephen Pedican, said he is disappointed that the central government has not yet rebuilt or repaired docks destroyed or badly damaged in the September hurricanes and is concerned that a stop-gap measure to shore up the Little Abaco causeway might become permanent. During an interview in Treasure Cay Mr. Pedican also urged improvements at the Treasure Cay International Airport and more consultation of the local district by government ministries in restoring normalcy to North Abacos infrastructure. He said government docks in fishing communities like Coopers Town, Mount Hope and Crown Haven were destroyed and have not yet been rebuilt. Local government, he explained, is responsible to minor repairs and upkeep of docks, but nothing on the scale of what the hurricanes made necessary. Mr. Pedican said the ferry service in Crown Haven has been able to use a little section of dock left there, and the Green Cay Ferry Service has repaired the passenger ramp at the Treasure Cay dock. The local fishermen cant use the docks to take care of or tie up their boats, he said. Its unsafe and a hazard for kids. If there are any tourists coming through our waters, they cant stop in at the docks for fuel or any assistance from the shops in the towns. Mr. Pedican said the causeway that connects Great Abaco to Little Abaco was recently repaired by Bahamas Hot Mix with boulders and fill to restore the second lane and shore it up. It needs to be replaced with a structure that would allow the free flow of water and fish to regenerate the mangrove ecology destroyed by the years of deprivation. Minister of Works and Utilities Bradley Roberts expressed his support for such ecological considerations when he visited the structure with Prime Minister Christie shortly after Hurricane Jeanne last year. Mr. Pedican said he hopes the temporary fix does not become permanent.A Little PoliticsMr. Pedican said that with respect to the issuing of contracts for post hurricane repairs, the local government district is somewhat out of the loop because of what he calls a little politics. Theres a little politics being played in there, he said. Im not concerned about it because I understand how it goes the government, the PLP have their generals in place, and the generals are the ones who are privy to whats taking place and whos getting contracts to do what. We only know when the work is started. Mr. Pedican does not consider this any kind of political discrimination, but that it would be good for local government officials to know what is going on. They were fortunate one time when the contractor saw fit to advise the Council that he had been given the contract to repair the schools. He said the only repair work that went through local government was the work done to the clinic in Coopers Town, when local government was asked by the Ministry of Health to assist in putting out tenders for the job. We were told what the scope of the work was and what was agreed on. So we were the eyes and the ears for the Ministry of Health. That wasnt done with anyone else, Mr. Pedican said. Mr. Pedican said although the central government does not have to go through local government to tender or award contracts, it is somewhat unusual for it not to do so, and that it is not the way it should be done. He has not had any word with any ministers or permanent secretaries about this issue, but addresses his concerns to the local administrator, Mr. Donald Cash, who would pass them on for him. His District Council submitted a request through the department of local government for assistance right after the hurricanes, but got no response. Right after the hurricane, the Administrator and I went through all the town-Chief Councillor, N. Abaco Docks Still Not Repaired Please see Pedican Page 19 Temporary repairs have been made to the bridge joining Great Abaco with Little Abaco. The road was badly eroded by the hurricanes in September and was reduced to a one way road. Bahama Hot Mix has put in boulders and fill, making it once again a two-way road. Government acknowledges the need to put into place a bridge which would allow water to flow. This would once again join the waters on the south where the fish nurseries are with the deeper water where mature fish are. This fishing area has been depleted as a result of the current causeway which was constructed in the 1960s. Allowing the free flowing of water will also mean that fishermen in small boats will have access to both sides.

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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19 Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. JacksonvilleRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP Jacksonville Early Bird Breakfast CafeShop #8 Colina Building Tel: 367-5310$2.99 Sheep Tongue Souse, Chicken Souse Stewed Conch/Fish Boiled Fish Tuna, Corned Beef or Sausage with GritsBahamianNow Serving LunchBreakfastships and spoke to the various chairmen. We took their concerns of what needed to be done. We have submitted amounts that we need to get everything back in order. To date we have not got back any response from any ministry with regard to what monies, if any, would be sent. Mr. Pedican said the North Abaco district did receive $6,000 for clean up, but that was a drop in the bucket. It came out to about a thousand dollars for each township. We had asked for $70, 000, he said.Airport a Major ConcernI am very much disappointed at what has happened to the airport down here, Mr. Pedican said concerning the Treasure Cay airport. With respect to the hurricane, he said the fencing, which was not constructed properly with the right material to begin with, was blown down and has not been repaired or replaced. Beyond that, he explained, the Treasure Cay airport is plagued with some of the same problems as those at the Marsh Harbour airport. The terminal building is inadequate for international and domestic needs. Security at the airport is a major issue. Customs and immigration areas are definitely inadequate; its like a little cubbyhole there. The airline booths are jammed in. Its really a shame to see people having to stand outside waiting for their flights to depart. Government is considering whether to build one major airport for Abaco rather than maintaining two. For this reason no major work has been done on either airport. One positive outcome of nothing having been done yet by the government is that the business houses here in the North, like Treasure Cay Limited, the Bahama Beach Club, Green Turtle Club, Bluff House have come together and formed a committee to look at what its going to take to improve the airport. They want to upgrade the Treasure Cay airport. They want to put in a new terminal for the international flights. They want to work along with the government in doing this. He said a group of international consultants working with the government has told them, however, that while the ideas to upgrade are well and good, the priority is bringing the airport into compliance with safety regulations as far as the United States government is concerned. Since then, just a week ago, we formed an airport committee to look into what it is going to take to bring Treasure Cay airport into compliance as far as security regulations are concerned, and also to upgrade the airport as far as a new terminal building is concerned. PedicanFrom Page 18N. Abaco Chief Councillor Speaks OutPriorities for Remainder of TermMr. Pedican, a native of Green Turtle Cay, has been in the hospitality business for over 25 years including eight years as golf course superintendent at Treasure Cay. He plans to run for a second term in local government elections in July as Chief Councillor. His priority is to see all of the hurricane repair work completed before his term ends. In addition to cleaning up and dock restoration, his list includes repairs to bus stops and public lavatories, and reorganization of the various garbage dumps. Mr. Pedican was also concerned about the damaged police station and quarters in Crown Haven where the officer in charge, Corp. Sullivan, is living in despicable conditions. Mr. Jack Thompson, the NEMA coordinator on Abaco, has provided materials for repairs and his district is ready to assist with its limited budget but is awaiting a response from the police department on what it is willing to provide. As to the future of local government in North Abaco, Mr. Pedican would like to see more participation in public meetings where people could voice their concerns and more interest in statutory boards. He is proud of the participation of residents in Little Abaco, who are much more active than residents in the rest of the district; he hopes the others will follow suit. Chief Councillor Steve Pedican US Embassy Has New Visa SectionBy Isobel Sherman The U.S. Embassy in Nassau will open a newly expanded and renovated Visa section in January. The section will have a large waiting room and more interviewing windows. Mr. Taylor stated the U.S. Embassy in Nassau is one of the few embassies in the world where visa applicants can walk in, be interviewed without an appointment and can usually receive their visa all in the same day. Out Island Inter.Net IHigh-Speed Wireless I nternet AccessMarsh Harbour, AbacoPhone: 367-3006 FAX: 367-3387Email: wireless@abacoinet.comOne month freeBring this ad and sign-up for 3 monthsGet a yearfor the price of ten months Limit one per customer Offer expires February 10, 2005

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Page 20 The Abaconian January 15, 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 craftsmen Open Every Day18 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) 366-3503On the beach in downtown Little HarbourHappy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour FF FF F riday riday riday riday riday 5pm Until5pm Until 5pm Until5pm Until 5pm UntilSee a different part of Abaco and have lunch at our beach front pub Port DepartmentPublic NoticeTO ALL COMMERCIAL BOAT OPERATORSRe: S.T.C.W. Maritime TrainingPlease be advised that the S.T.C.W. Maritime Training will begin January 10th, 2005. The training schedule is as follows: January 10th thru February 5, 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 Cay 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 K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Repairs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Shannon Albury, Owner/Manager Abaco businessman and building contractor Everette Archer, 63, died in Nassau after an illness. He had been ailing from throat and prostate cancer. His funeral service was held in Nassau on January 8. Interment was in Nassau. Mr. Archer owned a number of businesses on Abaco and New Providence, sharing residence in both places. His businesses in Abaco include Bustic Bight Resort and Liquor Store and Ds Guest House in the Marsh Harbour area. In Nassau, he owned Archer Brothers Liquor Store on Paradise Island and E and D Laundromat. A building contractor for many years, Mr. Archer owned Everette Archer Construction. At the time of his death, his company was contracted to repair Central Abaco Primary School in Dundas Town and the primary and secondary public schools in Coopers Town. The schools were damaged in the recent hurricanes. His son, Lynden, said the contracts will be completed according to schedule. Mr. Archer was a political activist. A stalwart Councillor of the governing Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), he was part of a delegation that included former PLP MP and Senator, Edison Key, who went to London to counter attempts by a delegation led by former MP Leonard Thompson to have Abaco remain a part of the United Kingdom when The Bahamas became independent. Mr. Archer is survived by his wife of 42 years, De-Anna, sons Lynden, Wayde, Richard, and Everette, Jr.; daughter Ernestine Archer Albury; 18 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Nigel Levi Mills 36, of Cedar Harbour was held on January 8 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Cedar Harbour. Rev. Samuel Mills officiated assisted by Rev. Edward Laroda and Rev. Clifford C. Smith. Interment was in the Cedar Harbour Public Cemetery. He is survived by his parents, Rev. Dr. Allan and Movena Mills; paternal mother Cynthia Brown; wife Florence; children Devon, Nado and Nigel Jr.; sisters Thea, Tamara and Terria Brown, Paulette Nesbitt, Katherine Lynden and Stephanie Fernander; brothers Darrin Culmer, Elton and Steve Smith; aunts Pearl, Viola Joycelyn and Lillian Wells, Cleom Jenive, Judie Storr, Lydia Kaderi, Monique and Michelle McIntosh, and Necola Smith; nephews Tanai, Tahj, Kentyn, Kahli and Darrin Jr.; nieces Tanae and Taleah; grandaunts, Geraldi Russell, Selreta Gaskin and Eliza McIntosh; granduncles Charlie Mills, Medius Edgecombe and Charles Jones; unclesin-law Rossvelt Wells, Darnell Storr and Wellington McIntosh; cousins Marvin, Ian, Sherease, Kishlene, Davinci, Kishon, Shonell, Cedron, Latherio, Allantino, Jennifer, Jasmine, Jaunette, Vanessa, Andre, Daveen, Roseann, Davaughn, Antonia, Nekia, Nicoya, Samuel Mills, Austin Mills, Michael Russell, Erma Duncombe, Virginia Pincer, Zelma Albury, Clifford III, Joseph and Benjamin Smith; godparents, Rev. Edward and Nelda Laroda; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Hortence Bootle 72, of Fire Road was held on January 8 at the New St. Andrews Baptist Church in Fire Road with Rev. Eulin McIntosh officiating. Interment was in the Public Cemetery in Fire Road. She is survived by her sister Rejoiner Rolle; daughters Judimae Neymour, Ruth Jones, Arlene Cornish, Althea Rolle, Claudine King, Ellanie Tenesaca and Daisy Ward; sons Basil Bootle, Freddie Ferguson, Anthony Armstrong and Joel Thompson; nieces and nephews; sons-inlaw Michael Neymour, Lincoln Jones,Obituaries of Family and FriendsEddison Cornish, Manuel Tenesaca and Harrison King; daughter-in-law Terry Armstrong; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Cleveland Eugene Albury of Cherokee Sound passed away on January 2 at the age of 86. The funeral was held on January 3 at the Assembly of God Church in Cherokee Sound. Bro. Bob Cornea officiated. Interment was in the Cherokee Public Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Bernicer; sons Morrell, Wayde and Ross; daughters-in-law Doreen, Jean and Sonia; grandchildren Richard, Bianca, Landon and S. Taylor; granddaughter-in-law Yizel. Check out The Abaconian online atwww.abaconian.com

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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 21 Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W November 2004 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EST) 2 (EST) 3 (EST) 4 (EST) 5 (EST) 6 (EST) 7 (EST) 8 (EST) 9 (EST) 10 (EST) 11 (EST) 12 (EST) 13 (EST) 14 (EST) 15 (EST) 16 (EST) 17 (EST) 18 (EST) 19 (EST) 20 (EST) 21 (EST) 22 (EST) 23 (EST) 24 (EST) 25 (EST) 26 (EST) 27 (EST) 28 (EST) 29 (EST) 30 (EST) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 4:11a 0.5 10:37a 3.0 5:13p 0.6 10:58p 2.4 4:52a 0.6 11:19a 2.9 5:58p 0.7 11:43p 2.3 5:38a 0.7 12:05p 2.7 6:48p 0.8 12:35a 2.2 6:30a 0.8 12:56p 2.7 7:40p 0.8 1:33a 2.2 7:31a 0.9 1:52p 2.6 8:33p 0.8 2:33a 2.3 8:35a 0.9 2:49p 2.6 9:23p 0.7 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 3:30a 2.5 9:38a 0.8 3:45p 2.7 10:09p 0.5 4:23a 2.7 10:36a 0.6 4:37p 2.7 10:54p 0.4 5:11a 3.0 11:30a 0.4 5:27p 2.8 11:37p 0.2 5:57a 3.2 12:20p 0.2 6:15p 2.8 12:20a 0.0 6:43a 3.4 1:10p 0.1 7:03p 2.8 1:04a -0.1 7:29a 3.5 1:59p 0.0 7:50p 2.8 1:50a -0.2 8:16a 3.6 2:48p -0.1 8:39p 2.8 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 2:38a -0.2 9:05a 3.6 3:40p 0.0 9:30p 2.7 3:28a -0.1 9:58a 3.5 4:34p 0.0 10:24p 2.6 4:23a -0.1 10:53a 3.3 5:31p 0.1 11:23p 2.5 5:23a 0.1 11:53a 3.1 6:31p 0.2 12:27a 2.4 6:29a 0.2 12:56p 2.9 7:32p 0.2 1:36a 2.5 7:41a 0.3 2:03p 2.8 8:33p 0.2 2:44a 2.5 8:53a 0.3 3:08p 2.6 9:30p 0.1 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 3:48a 2.7 10:01a 0.3 4:08p 2.6 10:23p 0.1 4:45a 2.8 11:02a 0.2 5:03p 2.5 11:10p 0.0 5:35a 2.9 11:56a 0.1 5:52p 2.5 11:54p 0.0 6:21a 3.0 12:44p 0.1 6:37p 2.5 12:35a 0.0 7:03a 3.1 1:28p 0.1 7:18p 2.4 1:14a 0.0 7:42a 3.1 2:09p 0.1 7:57p 2.4 1:52a 0.0 8:20a 3.0 2:49p 0.1 8:36p 2.4 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 2:30a 0.1 8:57a 3.0 3:28p 0.2 9:13p 2.3 3:08a 0.2 9:34a 2.9 4:07p 0.3 9:52p 2.2 3:46a 0.3 10:11a 2.8 4:46p 0.4 10:32p 2.2 Monthly High & Low High November 13, 8:16a 3.6 ft Low November 14, 2:38a -0.2 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows by Nobeltec Corporation. (503) 579-1414 www.tides.com The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool Conch Crawl restaurant and bar Dive Abaco! SCUBA / Snorkle CenterThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: themoorings@batelnet.bswww.conchinn.com Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. Were waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbours premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel station Tide North Bar ChannelFebruary 2005 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran By Isobel Sherman Since 9/11 the FAA and the United States government have implemented policies that pertain to airlines both foreign and U.S. flying in and out of the United States. These policies pertain to any airport in the U.S. and in the world, including our overcrowded Marsh Harbour International Airport. The regulations are not that difficult. It requires passengers who are traveling on an airline into the United Sates to check in two hours before departure time. This regulation has been in effect since 9/11 and yet it seems that many persons do not take the regulation seriously. On a recent investigative visit to Marsh Harbour International Airport I questioned some airline personnel on the regulation. Lawanda Bootle of Continental Gulfstream told me check-in is two hours before departure and the passenger manifest is closed 30 minutes prior to departure. It is faxes to the United States and it cannot be amended for late arrivals. I asked her if most passengers comply with this requirement, and she said yes. Marilyn Simms of Bahamasair told me that the airline must close the West Palm Beach flight 45 minutes prior to departure and must then fax the manifest to the United States. Ms. Simms stated that passengers are to check in by 9:20 a.m. for the West Palm Beach flight and need to be at the airport by 10:20 if they check in early, then leave the airport. There is a problem as many persons think they can come at 10:4511 a.m. to check in. The paperwork has to arrive in the United Sates 30 minutes before the plane departs from Marsh Harbour. Ms. Simms said that this is a very serious matter because if Bahamasair does not adhere to FAA regulations, the airline could be refused entry in to the United Sates at any destination they fly to. In addition, Ms. Simms stated they must search all luggage including carry-ons and must screen passengers with a hand held metal detector before they board the flight. She said all of this takes time. The rules for domestic flights are different. Ms. Simms said check in is one and a half hours before the flight leaves and the flight closes 30 minutes before departure to Nassau.Limited ParkingA visit to the Marsh Harbour International Airport between Christmas and New Years found new places for persons to park their cars. The airport parking lot was full to capacity as was the side next to the taxi hut. Now persons are parking their cars between the two roads which lead to Abaco Air and to Cherokee Air. Innovative persons actually were able to park three cars deep in such a way that no one was blocked in by another car. On one day during the Christmas holiday time there were 200 vehicles parked there. We all know that Marsh Harbour is in desperate need of a new airport and termi-New Policies Affect Air Travellersnal building. Maybe a parking lot could be constructed and persons would pay to park there. This could raise some money for the new airport, which is on the front burner to Abaconians and visitors alike, and either is on the very back burner or not on any burner at all by Central Government. Christmas in Little Harbour Residents of Little Harbour have their own tradition for Christmas. They all get together for a mid-day community Christmas dinner. Each family takes a dish and Petes Pub supplies the location and the drinks. It is a great time of friendship and celebration.

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Page 22 The Abaconian January 15, 2005Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties34 hse + 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties30 + 365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort6 units 365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key43 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort353-1252Wood 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 Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13 15 17 Now AvailableCall for information Horizontal storage tanks Cone bottom Pick-up truck tanksLow profile tanks Vertical tanks POLYETHYLENE TANKS Also: pumps, bladders, softeners, RO systems, desalinators, DI systems, filters, etc. . Resilient Wont crack UV stabilized Better than F G No bad smell No bad taste Inexpensive Ships easily Many sizes Many Shapes Lots in stock Bulkhead fittings installed Distributors wantedADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INC. Indian Harbour Beach, FL Ph: 321-777-4909 Fax 321-773-8338 E-mail: info@advancedwater.com For prices call or E-mail NOW in the ceremony. Married at last! Let the good times roll! The reception was in the hands of the Bluff House staff. A sit down dinner for 80 is no small undertaking, especially with the storm damage suffered and the repairs which were still underway until the last minute. None could remember a better Bahama StarFrom Page 2 LettersFrom Page 9 not know where to go. Jertha Pepe, a 43-year-old Haitian woman, was born in Port au Prince. She came by boat through Nassau and has worked on the farm for 21 years. She has a work permit which was in the process of being renewed. Jertha has one child who is now 24. She is very proud of him as he is a medical student at the University of Santo Domingo, thanks to the money that she has been sending him. She starts crying as she utters, No job, no money to send. Dont meal, more attentive service and warmer hospitality. We tip our collective hats to the Bluff House staff. A substantial portion of the income on Green Turtle comes from tourism, but that thought never crossed our minds. All our group felt welcomed by friends as friends. For the business end of things, our group spent a ton of money here and was happy to do so. The courteous treatment and warm hospitality from the community became a know what is going to happen. The Haitians farm workers were told that they and their families could stay in their houses for a week or two until further notice. According to Mr. Knowles, the finding of this disease is a potential disaster which impacts not only the lives of several hundred farm workers, but also may have a negative effect on the agricultural economy of our island. There are worries that several thousand grafted young trees have been stolen and have left the farm, possibly spreading the disease already. Mr. Knowles is very adamant about trying to avoid the spread of the alleged citrus canker. He is worried that people will try to harvest the fruits left and carry them out of the farm compound, thus spreading the disease. Adding insult to injury, stealing is also a concern. The production supervisor, Ms. Huyler mentioned the theft of a bus containing miscellaneous material and equipment by a 15-year-old boy. It has not yet been recovered. This is after the company recently invested thousands of dollars in fertilizing, hedging and trimming the grove to prepare the fruit trees for the Florida harvest. down payment on future prosperity, as every single guest expressed an intention to return. So, thank you Green Turtle Cay for making it magic! From the bride and groom: Alex and Bo Koury From the parents and alpha adults (who had more fun than anybody): Dr. Tom and Alexia Scott, Donna and Lee Becker, and Danielle Koury Robert KouryNew Haitian Community GrowsA new Haitian settlement is developing south of the Treasure Cay airport off the Bahama Star Farm road. The houses are well hidden in the pine trees. Several are being lived in, others are near completion and five others have foundations. Garden areas have been cleared and banana trees, pigeon peas, cassava and mango trees are already growing. According to one of the residents, the people building there are employed by businesses in Treasure Cay.

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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23 Dive Shops Marsh HarbourAbaco 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..............................365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals.......................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 between 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..477-5037 Pope McKenzie .......477-5894 Orthnell Russell .......365-0125 Alexander Rolle .......365-0120 Edward Rolle ...........365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer.. ......365-4070 Jeff Survance ...........365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ...........365-4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Ginos ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mackerals..........................................367-5932 Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Club Soliel.........................................366-0253 Harbours Edge............. $$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudys Place.................$$$.........366-0062 Sea Spray.......................$$ .........366-0065 Man-O-War Pavilion .............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Travellers Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Lauras Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant......$.............365-4625 New Plymouth Inn........$$$.............365-4161 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Roosters Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js...............................$.............366-4020 Nancys............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge..................366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian Abaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 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 .......................... 367-0169Majors 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 air charters 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 One 367-2911 Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500, Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana Cay 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 8 Dec 04Compliments of The Abaconian www.abaconian.com

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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 2, JANUARY 15th, 2005 Green Turtle Cay Celebrates JunkanooAbaco Club Celebrates Year EndThe Spring City Rockers Junkanoo group were part of the entertainment provided for those partying at the Abaco Club at Winding Bay at their New Years Eve party. The successful party was the first major event of the new development. The members and guests of the Abaco Club on Winding Bay christened their new clubhouse in an exciting Bahamian New Years Eve celebration that was filled with flamboyant international style. Hosting its first major event at the recently opened 520-acre members golf club and sporting retreat, founder and Chairman Peter de Savary ensured that members and guests were treated to a night of indigenous and international cuisine and drink accompanied by one hundred percent local Bahamian entertainment. About 80 people were in attendance and the combination of members, guests and specially invited guests combined to create a perfect ensemble for an incredible New Years Eve event. Special invitations were extended to Abacos government department heads. The celebration began with members Please see Abaco Club Page 19 Green Trutle Cay annually ushers in the New Year with a mid-say Junkanoo rush on January 1. The small community with its narrow streets is solidly packed for the festivity. The Junkanoo tradition has been carried on consistently in this town longer than any other town on Abaco. Please see Cays Page 2 By Mirella Santillo Junkanoo started a few hundred years ago in the days of slavery. There are several theories as to where the word Junkanoo came from. Was it from the French Linconnu (meaning the unknown) because of the masks worn during the parade or from the Scottish settlers stating, Junk enoo (junk enough) or, as a lot of Bahamians like to believe, that an African tribal chief, John Canoe, after becoming a slave, demanded the right to celebrate in the African tradition? Or perhaps it was named after a benevolent plantation owner, John Canoe, who granted his slaves that right so they could leave the plantation and rejoin their families to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with African music, dances and costumes. Whatever the origin, the tradition was carried on after emancipation. On Abaco Junkanoo has suffered many ups and downs because of a lack of sponsors and funds. Organizers had to buy instruments and costume materials with their own money; and with no prizes awarded, the participants lost interest except for the community of Green Turtle Cay. As far back as the older people can remember, there was a kind of celebration on New Years Day in New Plymouth. In the 1930s, according to Mrs. Ivy Roberts, curator of the Albert Lowe Museum, a celebration was called Old Skin, for the concept of getting rid of the Old to adopt the New. The celebration of Old Skin was Junkanoo Piece Is Wheeled Crowds Precede the Dancers

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Page 2 B The Abaconian January 15, 2005 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 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 replaced by the Bunce, The Bunce, wearing a scary costume or mask, was hidden in a wheelbarrow covered with a sack or a tarpaulin and wheeled through the streets by a group of participants. They would go door to door or among the crowd asking for money. When there was enough money, the Bunce would jump out of the wheelbarrow and scare the children or dance with spectators! Mr. James Saunders, resident of Green Turtle Cay, was one of the Bunce parades organizers there for 25 years and said that he had his turn in the wheelbarrow once! The money was usually used to buy candies or toys for the towns children. He and his wife remember when the Bunce was carried in a coffin on top of the wheelbarrow and how frightened people were when he jumped out! At that time costumes were very primitive with the men usually dressing up as women. Many years ago Junkanoo News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 1 It was a beautiful day for the Junkanoo rush in Green Turtle Cay. Many people worked to make the day a success. The event is held mid-day, letting the bright colors show. was added to the Bunce celebration. Two years later Junkanoo took over and Bunce aspect was minimized. Junkanoo on Green Turtle Cay always involved the whole community. Second home owners, residents and Bahamians all participated then, and still do now, in the making of costumes, putting on make-up and assisting with practice sessions. Returning tourists often plan their trip around that event. Karen McIntosh, the owner of Abaco Ceramics, is a junkanoo passionate. She said, When I moved to New Plymouth in 1971, the whole town was making its own parade; there would be a few people with drums and cow bells and the residents following in the streets. It was like a street party. Karen continued, When Corp. Smith came to Green Turtle Cay from Nassau in 1984, he brought the parade to the next level, introducing the making of elaborate costumes. Karens daughter, Jillian, who is now 23, has participated since she was five years old. That is the time when Karen started to really get involved with Junkanoo. Today Karen and Tanya Wells, another resident, make the girls costumes. Karen does the face make up and provides them with a place to practice. As the parade has become more elaborate, more funds are required to pay for fancier costumes and additional instruments for more participants. Fund raising throughout the year doesnt bring enough money, and she hopes that more people come forward with financial support. According to Floyd Johnson, the present leader of the Green Turtle Cay Rockers, it takes about $7,000 to $8,000 to produce a parade like the one which took place on January 1 in which over 60 people participated. Floyd says, This year they even saved money as they did not need people coming form Nassau or Eleuthera to help with the costumes. Floyd was responsible for making most of the mens costumes. Because of the popularity of the event, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Wayne Miller sent 20 officers to provide a police presence. Everyone had a good time and we were told that Mr. Miller enjoyed the parade incognito!Community NewsBy Annabelle Cross 2004 is now history! Looking back over the events of 2003, we realize that it was a For the first time, Mickey Mouse visited Green Turtle Cay. It ws a real surprise for the children of the Tiny Turtles Pre-school and for the students of the Amy Roberts Primary School. He is shown here is with the children of the Tiny Turtles School. year controlled by nature! For the first half of the year we had very little rainfall. The island looked all brown and wilted until July! The first day of the crawfishing season was windy and rainy, a big disappointment to those who look forward to this day for sport and to earn a living. Then all the tropical systems that formed took no time before developing into major hurricanes and seemed to have us in their path. When the children should have been going back to school, they were experiencing hurricane Frances. As we cleaned up from Frances we kept an eye on Ivan, a monster storm. Please see Cays Page 3

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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 3 B Sunrise BayA private, residential Community on the Sea of Abaco in the heart of Marsh Harbour.(Next Door to Regattas of Abaco) SELLING FASTOnly 14 Lots remainingABACO REAL ESTATEP.O.Box AB-20404 Marsh Harbour, Abaco,Bahamas Phone : (242) 367-2719 Fax : (242) 367-2359 www.abacobahamas.comRoyal Harbour Marsh Harbour Lot #26 consisting of 14,583 sq.ft. Offered @ $125,000 Dorros Cove Elbow Cay Lots #39 & #40, Offered as one parcel. Approx. 220 x 220 fabulous unobstructed ocen views, Offered @ $325,000 Bahama Palm Shores 3 Lots 80 x 125 sq.ft. @ $25,000 each Casuarina Point Residential Lot 80 x 125 sq.ft. @ $15,000 Guana Cay 5 direct beach front lots Starting from $250,000 Long Beach Exclusive Listing 12 Lots available @ $58,000NEW 2.6 Acre Waterfront Lot 7B $259,000212 ft Waterfront Adjoining Winding BayMarsh Harbour WaterfrontSugar Loaf CayNEW EXCLUSIVE LISTING! Beautiful waterfront estate on the Sea of Abaco. 5 Bed, 4 Bath, pool Must see $2,150,000 NEW EXCLUSIVE LISTING! 5 acre parcel, great elevations overlooking Winding Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Call for price. NEW EXCLUSIVEBahama Palm Shores Beachfront 100 Beachfront x 400+/deep $249,000Contact Bill Thompson 477-5712 P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020For Appointments Call 367-0020Flu Shots AvailableDr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing January 15, 2005 Dr. Gregory Neil Plastic Surgeon January 15, 2005 EEG Studies January 15, 2005 Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist January 19, 2005 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) January 21, 2005 Dr. Daniel Johnson Foot Doctor January 21, 2005 Ms. Kim Scriven Audiology Hearing aids, hearing testing January 21, 2005 Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner January 22, 2005 Ms. Ava Thompson Child & Adolescent Psycologist January 22, 2005 Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea January 27, 2005 More News of the CaysBut it was Jeanne that came back to hit us just three weeks after Frances. These hurricanes left Abaco once again rebuilding. But we can also count our blessings because no one was seriously hurt and no lives were lost! But there were other happy events that brought us together as a community. We celebrated our heritage at the Island Roots Heritage Festival in May and 31 years of Independence in July. We welcomed Towanna Curry, Stefan Charlton, Jayden Reckley, Makai Cash and Chastity Cooper into our community. Wedding bells rang for Matthew and Melinda Reckley, Matthew and Ashley Driggers, David and Sharon Jones and Christopher and Tracey Russell. And sadly we said goodbye to Chester Lowe, Merlee Key, Alan & Trudy Andrews, Anthony Adderley, Colyn Russell and Lloyd Sawyer.School NewsThe last weeks of 2004 were busy weeks as everyone prepared for the holidays. The closing date of school was extended to make up for days lost to Frances and Jeanne. But there were no Christmas exams to study for. The children of Amy Roberts Primary and Tiny Turtles Preschool were asked to come to school early on December 15th for a surprise. They had no idea what to expect. It was a chilly day and they all sat eagerly awaiting the surprise that Ms. Felamese Sawyer had brought. Along with Disney Cruise Lines, Ms. Sawyer had brought Mickey Mouse to their school! Mickey arrived to loud cheering and applause some crying, too! The children all lined up to have their picture taken with Mickey. It was a wonderful surprise and many thanks to Disney Cruise Lines for including our children.Holiday HappeningsChristmas was quiet on Green Turtle Cay, but the days following were busy as many visitors arrived to celebrate the New Year. 2005 came in to the sound of ringing bells, firecrackers and fireworks. The ferry was kept busy all New Years Day transporting people to enjoy the Junkanoo parade and all the food offered by vendors around town. Because of the hurricanes the Junkanoo committee lost about two months CaysFrom Page 2 All ages enjoy the rhythms of the Junkanoo beat, even the youngest. Kathleen Albury, BRI a professional Licensed Real Estate Appraiser who has performed work for most local financial institutions, many attorneys and private individuals. She also serves as Estate Agent with H.G. Christie, Ltd. with six years of extensive and varied experience in real estate, both in the U.S. and the Bahamas, four of these years in Abaco. She maintains licenses in both countries. She has completed many continuing education courses, having received her Bahamas Real Estate Institute designation, and can be considered one of the best trained realtors in Abaco. Kathleen serves all of Abaco and currently resides in Hope Town, Elbow Cay.When you require a Real Estate Appraisal, please call: HGChristie.comP.O. Box AB 20777 Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367 5454 Fax: (242) 367 5452 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.com Please see Cays Page 4 The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham is helping a little girl unwrap a Christmas present at a party he sponsored in Green Turtle Cay. Assisting him in the background is Floyd Lowe and Alex Sawyer.

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Page 4 B The Abaconian January 15, 2005 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 ServicesCorner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250and had to work overtime to get the costumes made and the parade organized. Their hard work paid off and the parade was a success. The costumes which depicted nature were beautiful. Visitors lined the street to watch and some followed the parade which ended at the basketball court with the appearance of the traditional Bunce character.Children Receive GiftsOn January 3rd the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, MP, sponsored a holiday party for the children. The children gathered at the basketball court and were treated to hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks and ice cream. The members of the volunteer fire department assisted with the food by doing all the grilling. Mr. Ingraham made an appearance during the party to present gifts to the children. He was looking healthy and relaxed just days after undergoing a surgical procedure. The little ones climbed onto his lap to receive and unwrap their gifts. A special thank you to Mr. Ingraham and all those who made the party possible.People in the NewsMr. Lloyd Sawyer died in Nassau on December 21st. His funeral was held on December 27, exactly five years after he suffered a stroke that left him disabled. The service was held at the New Plymouth Gospel Chapel. Mr. Sawyer is survived by his sister, brothers and their spouses: Lorna and Rev. Vernon Moses, Marcel and Myrtle Sawyer, Joe and Viola Sawyer and Peter and Laura Sawyer, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be remembered as a man who loved to tell jokes, fish and cook. When he approached you It took group work to replace the sign welcoming newcomers to Green Turtle Cay after it was blown down during the September storms. The volunteers replacing the signs and flagpole were Reggie Sawyer, Keith Sawyer, Thomas Sawyer, Curtis Curry, Junior Roberts, Edison Sawyer and Arnie Visnick. More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 3 AA and Al Anon MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the library. The AA group and the AlAnon group meet in the Treasure Cay Community Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. with a twinkle in his blue eyes, you knew there was a joke coming! He became friends to many of the persons who visited Green Turtle Cay and enjoyed taking them fishing, cooking for them and telling his stories. Lloyd will be missed by those who knew him. Congratulations to Brendal Stevens and Lynn Johnson on their nomination for Cacique awards. Brendal operates Brendals Dive Center and Lynn Johnson is the Manager of Green Turtle Yacht Club. Both Lynn and Brendal play an important part in tourism on our island. Good luck at the award ceremony which will be held in Freeport at the end of January. Now we move into 2005 and we all have our own plans and hopes for the new year. One hope that we all share is for a hurricane free year. But when we see the devastation caused by the tsunami in Asia, we can all count our blessings! Happy New Year to all. And congratulations to the editor and publisher on their nomination for a Cacique award!! Good luck!Hope Town RecoversBy Lindsey DelaplaineAbaco Inn Is Up and RunningAfter being closed for two and a half months due to hurricane damage, the Abaco Inn reopened in late November and is fully operational. John Head bought the Abaco Inn in 1999 just before Hurricane Floyd struck. Renovations for the Inn were already planned, but Floyd got the process jump-started with the destruction he caused. This fall Mr. Head also had planned to do some work on the Inn, a general facelift and a coat of new paint for the outside. Mother Nature had other plans. I didnt want these hurricanes, Mr. Head said with a rueful smile. I didnt want the last one, but I really didnt want these two. Hurricane Frances struck first from the ocean side. She filled the pool with sand, took out all of the ocean side landscaping, damaged roofs, the main building of the Inn, the ocean side rooms and flipped a deck Please see Cays Page 6 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 5 B Marsh Harbour: (242) 367-0100 Cell: (242) 357-6819 Fax: (242) 367-0099 june@grahamrealestate.comNassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660 Bahama Palm ShoresCall for an appointment today. To view all of our Bahamas Listings go to www.grahamrealestate.com June E. Russell, BRIEXCLUSIVE 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 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 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 PriceBahama Palm ShoresThis lot is located near Fry's Mangrove on Elbow Cay. It is situated between the Sea of Abaco & a creek making it an ideal location for nature lovers & boating enthusiasts. The property is approx. 41,000. sq. ft. & is just a few minutes from Hope Town. This is a great investment opportunity for those that want their own little piece of paradise. #2168 $144,000.00Beautiful Wooded Lot Marsh Harbour Located just off the Abaco Highway approx. 2 miles south of Leisure Lee is this great parcel of land. This prime beachfront listing offers 2.37 acres, featuring 104 ft frontage on the beautiful beach & 125 ft on the road. This lot also offers 30 foot elevations w/ magnificent views of the Sea of Abaco & the neighbouring cays. #2174 $195,000.00Turtle Rocks Marsh Harbour Bea'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. Beas Nest Man-O-War Cay #2166 $1,400,000.00

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Page 6 B The Abaconian January 15, 2005 STANDARD HARDWAREMarsh Harbour 242-367-2660, 2881, 2820 Fax 242-367-2645 Contractors Ask about our special price scheduleA full stock of electrical hardware for contractors and homeowners From inside to outside From roof to floor There's plenty more Inside our store Special homeowner pricing on major projects Explore the Golden Reef and find a delightful array of resortwear fashions, Abaco Gold jewellery and other fine gold jewellery to dazzle you, art prints, and many other souvenirs and gifts to take back home to remind you of your visit with us. Located in the heart of New Plymouth Green Turtle Cay on Parliament Street Tel: (242) 365-4511 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 More News of the Caysup on the kitchen. Mr. Head and the staff at the Inn tried to repair the roofs quickly, but due to lack of building supplies all they could do was cover the roofs with canvas in the face of Hurricane Jeanne. She struck on the Abaco Sound side making quick work of the canvas covers,: soaking the interiors of rooms, reeking havoc on the electrical systems and damaging the villas. When she left, she took the generator and the water maker with her. Whatever Frances didnt destroy, Jeanne did, said waitress Suzanne Sweeting. Mr. Head had 30-35 employees working on the Inn for 45 days to repair the damage to get the Inn up and running as quickly as possibly. It was able to reopen in time for the Thanksgiving holidays. It took a lot of work: the rooms have all been redone, the kitchen repaired, the deck around the pool shored up, the dining room re-tiled and a lot of new paint was applied. Although four people are still working to finish up details around the Inn, Mr. Head says everything looks good.Opening of Harbours Edge Is Still UnknownNo date has been set for the re-opening of Harbours Edge. Although the Edge had a successful New Years Eve opening of the bar, the entire kitchen area had to be redone, and they are still waiting for the kitchen equipment to be shipped before the Edge can reopen permanently. Owner Clay Wilhoye say he hopes the equipment will be shipped next week. Once it arrives, it will still be a few days to install the equipment and finish the work in the kitchen. The work on the new roof, new deck and deck roof has been completed. The entire interior of the Edge has also been Harbours Edge still has its characteristic look but a great amount of work has gone into repairing the damage that Hurricane Jeanne caused. Apparently the surge that came in the harbour built up in that corner of Hope Town harbour destroying the deck and interior of Harbours Edge while the wind did great damage to the roof. As soon as kitchen equipment arrives, the business can be fully functional once again. After a tremendous amount of work the Abaco Inn in White Sound, Elbow Cay, is once more completely open for business. The small resort with 22 rooms, a restaurant, bar and otehr amenities is beautifully situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Abaco Sound. It took a terrible beating from Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne but is now completely recovered. CaysFrom Page 4 remodeled; an expanded bar, a bright coat of paint and new equipment behind the bar all combine to make it look great. CongratulationsClarence A. Russell IISuperintendent of Police, Royal Bahamas Police Force On your successfully being awarded the Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Administration and Management (Distinction) The post graduate certificate in Criminal Justice and Police Management from Leicester University, England Your successful completion of the Bramshill International Senior Command Certified Course Bramshill Police College, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom From Your Wife Janet, the Kids Chevette, Kristina,Tenaj and Clarence III, your grandchild Torinique. Welcome home Honey/Daddy/Pappa We are so very proud of you and your achievements

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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7 B Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 DUPUCH REAL ESTATE PETER DUPUCH PETER DUPUCH PETER DUPUCH PETER DUPUCH PETER DUPUCHBRI CRS CIPS BROKER (242) 357-8001 peter@eradupuch.com DONNA REES DONNA REES DONNA REES DONNA REES DONNA REESTel: 242-366-3088 (home) MARSH HARBOUR & OUTER CAYS donna@eradupuch.com ERIKA FESZT RUSSELL ERIKA FESZT RUSSELL ERIKA FESZT RUSSELL ERIKA FESZT RUSSELL ERIKA FESZT RUSSELLTel: 242-366-0440 MARSH HARBOUR/HOPETOWN erika@eradupuch.com 2837 BAH. PALM SHORESTHIS LOVELY 3 BED, 2 BATH HOME IS WELL CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED. ENJOY CENTRAL AIR, CUSTOM CYPRESS CEILINGS, CERAMIC TILE AND SPACIOUS LIVING AREA. PRIVACY IS A PLUS WITH A WALL SURROUNDING THE PROPERTY. AFFORDABLY OFFERED AT $341,000. AFFORDABLY OFFERED AT $341,000. AFFORDABLY OFFERED AT $341,000. AFFORDABLY OFFERED AT $341,000. AFFORDABLY OFFERED AT $341,000. 2840 TILLOO CAY3 3/4 ACRES SEA TO SEA, COTTAGE, 2BED, 1 BATH, PROTECTED BOAT BASIN & DOCK, TURNKEY. PRICED AT $2,900,000. PRICED AT $2,900,000. PRICED AT $2,900,000. PRICED AT $2,900,000. PRICED AT $2,900,000. www.erabahamas.com Island Dream 2809 GREEN TURTLE CAY3.719 ACRES COCO BAY TO ATLANTIC OCEAN WITH DOCK AND DREDGED CHANNEL. PRICED AT $1,352,000. PRICED AT $1,352,000. PRICED AT $1,352,000. PRICED AT $1,352,000. PRICED AT $1,352,000.TREASURE CAYTWO ADJACENT LOTS ON GOLF COURSE. PRICED AT $35,000 EACH. PRICED AT $35,000 EACH. PRICED AT $35,000 EACH. PRICED AT $35,000 EACH. PRICED AT $35,000 EACH.MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL ACREAGE. CALL FOR DETAILS. ACREAGE JUST NORTH OF LEISURE LEE CALL FOR INFO. LOTS AVAILABLE IN CASUARINA POINT AND BAHAMA PALM SHORES. LUBBERS QUARTERS LOTS STARTING FROM $89,000 WITH DOCK SPACE. CHEROKEE HILLTOP100 ELEVATION, BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEW,4 LOTS. CALL FOR PRICING At the Stop Light At the Stop Light At the Stop Light At the Stop Light At the Stop Light Marsh Harbour,Abaco Marsh Harbour,Abaco Marsh Harbour,Abaco Marsh Harbour,Abaco Marsh Harbour,AbacoTel. 242.FOR.SALE Tel. 242.FOR.SALE Tel. 242.FOR.SALE Tel. 242.FOR.SALE Tel. 242.FOR.SALE or 367-0288 or 367-0288 or 367-0288 or 367-0288 or 367-0288 Fax. 242.367.0289 Fax. 242.367.0289 Fax. 242.367.0289 Fax. 242.367.0289 Fax. 242.367.0289info@erabahamas.com info@erabahamas.com info@erabahamas.com info@erabahamas.com info@erabahamas.comJAMES REES JAMES REES JAMES REES JAMES REES JAMES REESTel: 242-366-3088 (home) MARSH HAROUR & NORTH & SOUTH ABACO james@eradupuch.com 2818 CASUARINA POINTLOVELY BEACHFRONT GORGEOUS ATLANTIC VIEWS/FURNISHED/JACUZZI & GARDEN AREA. PRICED AT $694,000 PRICED AT $694,000 PRICED AT $694,000 PRICED AT $694,000 PRICED AT $694,000 .. .. .2937 BAH. PALM SHORESBEAUTIFULLY LARGE WOODED LOT NEXT TO ESTATE LOTS BUILD FOR VIEWS OF THE ATLANTIC. UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC AND PHONE.WHITE SOUND ELBOW CAY4 ONE BEDROOM AND 3 TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT COMPLEX. GOOD INCOME EARNER WAITING LIST FOR TENANTS. $925,000.$925,000. $925,000.$925,000. $925,000. Elbow Cay2836 BAH. PALM SHORESBEACHFRONT PROPERTY ON GORGEOUS ATLANTIC VIEW. (16,800 SQ.FT) REDUCED PRICED AT $138,000. PRICED AT $138,000. PRICED AT $138,000. PRICED AT $138,000. PRICED AT $138,000. Great Buy! Harbour Properties 13001 LITTLE HARBOURTWO ON THE HARBOUR PROPERTIES. ONE OF A KIND BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE ATLANTIC AND HARBOUR GREAT ELEVATIONS. INTERIOR LOTS AVAILABLE.CALL FOR DETAILS CALL FOR DETAILS CALL FOR DETAILS CALL FOR DETAILS CALL FOR DETAILSBy Portia Jonsson The Nat ural You located in the Colina Building, opened its doors on December 22nd just in time for Christmas. The Natural You specializes in health and beauty products such as Spirel Real for women, Spirel Gold for men, Spirel C highly recommended for children and Biosginreal, a natural energy supplement for men and women. Owner Pastor Stephen Knowles, President of the Abaco Christian Council, said this store came about because of his life changing experience with Spirulina found in Cuba two years ago. He wanted to share this product with persons here on Abaco. The health and beauty shop also carries natural Cuban honey, honey with royal jelly, honey and propolis candies and Bio3-Slim Body Tea. Assisting Pastor Knowles in the store is his wife, Judith Knowles, and you can reach them at telephone 3670538. Fine Dining Restaurant and Club Solid Gold is Abacos newest place for dining and dancing. Located near the airport on Don MacKay Boulevard., this 6500 square foot building took two years to complete. The restaurant and club opened for business on December 31st and December 17th respectively. Owner, Mr. Marcus Duncombe, said they would have opened sooner if there were not setbacks due to the two hurricanes. The atmosphere at the restaurant is casual but elegant and their specialty is Bahamian and American cuisine. The Fine Dining Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Club Solid Gold is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 9 p.m. until. Admission is $15 for men and $10 for women and no one under 18 years old is allowed. Thursday night is Ladies Night and all ladies are admitted free until 11 p.m. Ladies have a chance to win $100 if their name is pulled from the grab bag. Dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Scarface. The classy club features a VIP lounge, two bars, a stage, dance floor and many disco and spotlights. If you think you have what it takes, then why not perform at Karaoke Night on Sunday. The dress code for the club is relaxed but no tennis shoes, hats, flip flops or bare-feet are allowed. Proprietors Marcus and Val Duncombe have worked in the restaurant business for many years. They are also the owners of Dis We Style restaurant. Telephone them at 367-0544. On the S.C. Boodle Highway near the Bustic Bight Liquor Store is Smart Concrete Creations which specializes in concrete tables, benches, birdbaths, stepping-stones and more. All products are made on the premise. The concrete can be painted in various colours. Business hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. The business is owned by Ms. Justina Winder. Business Briefs Recycle Aluminum CansBins Located at Abaco Shopping Centre & near Solomons SuperCenterBy Portia Jonsson According to Faron and Claude Sawyer of Cherokee Air they have seen quite a increase of air traffic over this past holiday season. Cherokee Air Aviation Centre, located west beyond the Marsh Harbour International Airport terminal, had its first privately owned aircraft use its facility there on November 18th. Since then they have averaged 15 planes a day from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Mr. Claude Sawyer advised that on some days Cherokee Aviation serviced as many as 24 planes. The beautifully designed and decorated 3000 square foot aviation centre houses a VIP lounge for Winding Bay, Cherokee Aviation lounge, weather-room for pilots and Bahamas Customs and Immigration offices. The Abaco Club on Winding Bay rents a portion of the property and there has been interest by others who wish to use this facility. The 60 foot by 75 foot hanger is used to house Cherokee Airs two aircraft: a Cessna Caravan and a Piper Aztec. The company is in the process of expanding its ramp for parking.Flights Increase over Holiday Season

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Page 8 B The Abaconian January 15, 2005 ... THE BATTERY WITH THE LIGHTNING BOLT OF LIFE!!!BATTERIES A/C Delco Marine Trojan Golf Cart 6 & 8V Truck/Tractor Diesel Marine Batteries Diesel Automotive Batteries Gel Batteries High Reserve Capacity Batteries UPS Computer Batteries WE DONT PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY(If an Epic Battery fails due to workmanship any time during that year, Epic would replace that battery free of charge!)Delivery Service AvailableFULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!Located in the Colina Building on Queen Elizabeth Dr. Ph: 367-3742 Fax: 367-0064 TREASURE CAY SHOPPING CENTRE,ABACO (242) 365-8350 FAX:(242) 365-8352 OPEN MON-SAT 8AM 6PM AND SUN 9AM-1PMCome visit our newly renovated store. More products.Great service. More from our store. A BRAND NEW LOOK South Abaco NewsCherokee SoundBy Lee PinderQuite A ShowCherokee brought in the New Year with a really spectacular fireworks display that Im sure could be seen in nearby Yellow Wood, Casuarina Point, atop Cherokee Hill and maybe even Winding Bay and Little Harbour. Starting with the propping up of Guy Fawkes just before sunset (11 guys this year but in years past I have seen as many as 15) the evening started off with a real bang. Some of them are even given personal names such as Ben Laden, Fiddlestix or maybe even Lucifer. As the darkness sets in, the Guys are all set afire and the crowd patiently waits to see whose will burn the longest. Some may celebrate Guy Fawkes Day on November 5th each year, but traditionally it takes place in Cherokee on New Years Eve. No one seems to know just when it got started and goes back as far as most people can remember. Then comes the fireworks, and everyone was talking about how beautiful they were and what a great display they made in the night sky. We always seem to have a few tourists and visitors around this time of the year and, in fact, many make it a point to return every year just so they can experience this local happening. Some have come for the first time and this year they really had to admit it was quite a show. Before the evening is over, someone is bound to offer you a bowl of wild boar or chicken souse so you can see why a nice cold night really makes it a little more special, plus, it keeps the mosquitoes away. Youll see lots of people wandering about in the crowd that gathers at The Spit. Before the night is over, everyone has a real pain in the neck from staring upwards to watch the fantastic fireworks being fired off. Watch Night service at Epworth Chapel starts at 11 p.m. and gathers many of the faithful for the last church service of the year. Promptly at midnight our famous canon is set off to bring in the new year with a bang. The old year is past and a new one is before us and we are all hoping it will be a little better than the last one.CondolencesOur deepest sympathies to the family of Millicent Lucille Russell who passed away on December 31, 2004. Born in Cherokee to James Austin and Annis Gertrude McDonald on the November 26, 1924, Ms. Millie married Richard Russell of Hope Town and they lived most of their married life in Nassau. However, since losing her husband over 20 years ago, she returned to Cherokee with her daughter Annette where she has remained active in the community and her church until very recently when she required in-home help. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law as well as a host of other family, friends and neighbours who will definitely miss Millies cheerful disposition and bright outlook on life. May she rest in peace. In addition, Cherokee lost another son of the soil, Cleveland Eugene Albury, who passed away on January 2, 2005. Born October 20, 1928, to Louise and Roly Albury, he was adopted at a very young age by his Uncle Horrace and Aunt Francina. Like most local boys he became a fisherman, but years later returned to the land to take up the trade of carpentry and moved to Marsh Harbour. He is survived by his wife Bernicer and three sons Morrell, Wayde and Ross, three daughters-in-law, four grandchildren and many other family members and friends. His funeral was held at the local Assemblies of God Church where he was remembered fondly and was laid to rest in the Cherokee Cemetery. Our sincere sympathies to his family.A Big WinnerCherokee Food Fair held a local raffle for their customers over the holidays with an 7.5 cubic foot chest freezer as the big prize. The lucky winner was 10-year-old Tyler Albury, the eldest son of Evelyn and Terry Albury, a local construction worker and fisherman.Weather ChangesCool crisp sweater weather prevailed over the holidays and kept the fishermen on shore. But the winds have shifted and we are again experiencing balmy breezes and lovely warm sunshine. However, again we are plagued by no rain; for some reason the skies threaten, then the clouds just move out and around us. Since the hurricanes Cherokee has received only about five inches of rainfall where normally we should have received twice that amount. It has not been nearly enough to turn the lawns green again. The garden keeps progressing with a little extra help from the garden hose, though, and Ive never seen so many healthy lush tomatoes. And my herbs are taking over everything. We still need to be mindful of our water usage and try to be conservative. Hopefully, government will realize our urgent needs for water before it is too late and bring in the water lines that we have been promised since before the PLP took office. Fishermen Return to Their Traps After the storms the sea was too churned up and muddy for the fishermen to make a decent voyage. Every few days they sent Please see South Page 19

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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9 B Contact: Chris Farrington, BRI P h. 242-365-4695 e-mailchris.f@batelnet.bsFeatured PropertiesMAKINGREAL ESTATE REAL EASY 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 which comprises 3,076 square feet on two levels. This masterpiece has the highest quality workmanship with the finest finishes throughout including hand made 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 also is two bedroom and two bathroom combining a living room/ dining room/game room. There is also a laundry and a screened porch. The estate is complete with its own standby generator and reverse osmosis system. There is also a summer kitchen with a built in bar-b-que pit. Uncompromising quality describes this estate. Offered at $3,500,000. www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Turtle Landing Turtle Landing Turtle Landing Turtle Landing Turtle Landing CALLUS TODAY FOR QUOTES PH: 367-2891 FAX: 367-2892 Abacos cornerstone to construction. AIRCOMPRESSORAVAILABLE FOR RENTALReady Mix Concrete Prices start at $120.00 per yd. Free DeliveryROCK $33 ton (imported) 3/4 and pea rock SAND $35 ton (imported)Delivery from Treasure Cay to Bahama Palm ShoresVisit our modern facility on the Murphy Town water front beside Parkers Landing By Jennifer Hudson Capt. Cyril Roker, Officer in Charge of the Port Department in Marsh Harbour, was recently selected to attend a course on Port Management and Operations in Singapore. Twenty five places were being offered and information was sent out to 50 countries. The best qualified applicants were accepted and Capt. Roker was selected on the strength of his qualifications and achievements in the maritime field. He attended the two-week course from November 29th to December10th at a government owned training institute. PSA Singapore operates the worlds largest transshipment hub, handling about one fifth of the worlds total container transshipments and daily sailings are made to every major port in the world. Capt. Roker was very impressed with the way in which business was carried out at this major hub and described it as very advanced. PSA Singapores multi-purpose terminals provide a host of port-related logistics solutions, from warehousing and open storage facilities to value-adding services for a wide range of cargo types including containers, heavy equipment, project cargo, vehicles, steelworks, traditional bagged and palletised commodities. It is also a leader in applying technology to make operations even more efficient, speedy and seamless for users and at the same time cutting down on man-power and utilizing more skilled labour. The company lends all this expertise to assist small island development states in Port Operation and Management. To reach these high standards PSA Singapopre has faced many challenges and it is their aim to show other countries their way of dealing with the problems along the way in order to reach that level. The Bahamian government has plans in motion to develop a Port Authority within one year which would include Nassau and Marsh Harbour under one umbrella as they have done with Civil Aviation. This will be patterned after PSA Singapore.Update on Dock FeesCaptain Roker advises that there is no word from government at present to rescind the new dockage fees which were put in place last year and which have caused dissatisfaction among dock and marina owners.Port Director Took Course in Singapore Capt. Cyril Roker Mark Your Calendars Man-O-Wars Flea Market Will Be February 19 Walkway Is Still HazardousNearly four months after Hurricane Jeanne destroyed the boardwalk between Mangoes and Harbour View Marina, it still presents a danger to strangers at night. It has been barricaded with a rope at times helping to warn pedestrians of the hazard. It is in the tourist strip in Marsh Harbour which has heavy pedestrian traffic. Marsh HarbourLittle Orchard 3 Bed, 2 Bath fully furnished home with efficiency apartment Great neighbourhood for kids!EXCL USIVE $265,000.00 High Rock Beautiful home 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $510,000 Don MacKay Blvd. Large lot 1.5 acres, across from Abaco Wholesale EXCLUSIVE $335,000 Regattas of Abaco Condos For sale or rent by Day, Week or Month 2 bed / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security EXCLUSIVE Call for Info. High Rock Beautiful waterfront home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of nicely landscaped property, swimming pool, fully furnished, boat house and dock, fantastic views EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry Don MacKay Boulevard 2 buildings on 2 acres Call for info. Pelican Shores 3 bed / 3 bath home, fantastic sea views, tastefully furnished, central air, tiled driveway Price on inquiry High Rock waterfront home 3 bed / 2 bath, excellent sea views, partially furnished, 2 car garage, property 160 x 380 $750,000 Marsh Harbour rental home in Pelican Shores on the harbour, 3 bed / 3 bath, central air, very private area, large patio overlooking harbour, dock and dock house $3,500 per week Treasure Cay Carlton Landing Condos on the canalCall for info. Bahama Palm Shores 2 bed / 2 bath home on stilts, on 2 lots, furnished, C/air, tool shed, & much moreCall for Info. Bahama Palm Shores & Casuarina Point Lots available P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph. 242-367-4962 E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com Leslie PinderIf We Dont Have It, We Will Find It!HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home, very desirable area, fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Lubbers Quarters, 2 car carport, central air, beautifully landscaped lot, 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above sea levelEXCLUSIVE Price on inquiry LITTLE ORCHARD Triplex Two 1 bed / 1 bath apts, One 2 bed / 2 bath apt, all fully furnished, central air, good income EXCLUSIVE $380,000

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Page 10 B The Abaconian January 15, 2005 J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs Is your property being marketed tothe elite CyberStars(tm) network group of realtors?Call usPh: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.comBy Isobel Sherman During the week of December 6th Cay Mills, Chief Councillor for the Central Abaco District, took delivery of 50 stoves and 50 beds. The donation was the latest one from Wayne Huizengar Jr. to aid hurricane victims on Abaco. Mr. Huizengar is the owner of the Miami Dolphin football team. Previously, he donated $20,000 worth of textbooks to Central Abaco Primary School. Accompanying the donation was Mr. Joey Damico, Mr. Huizengars personal assistant.Bedding Is Donated to NeedyThe beds and stoves were distributed to persons residing in Dundas Town, Murphy Town, Spring City, Sandy Point, The Mud and Pigeon Peas. Mr. Mills stated he did his own investigation of who should receive the stoves or beds, and he asked the advice of the Social Services Department. Mr. Mills was once again very grateful to Mr. Huizengar for this generous gesture of helping persons in their time of need without regard to race, color or nationality. The donation of a load of stoves and beds arrived for the needy residents of Central Abaco. They were donated by Mr. Wayner Huizengar, Jr., owner of the Miami Dolphins. Congratulations to Clara Alcime Clara graduated from Barry University on December 19, 2004. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. In her last semester at Barry, she obtained a grade point average of 4.0 and graduated with honor of Summa Cum Laude and an overall GPA 3.92. Clara is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Chi honor societies. She is also a member of the Delta Sigma Pi International Business Fraternity and served as the Vice President of the Chapter Operations for the Mu Sigma Chapter. Best Wishes and Love from the Alcime Family By Portia Jonsson Around 6 p.m. on December 26th a wooden one-room house belonging to Roy Delancey of Old Town, Spring City, burned to the ground. At the time of the fire, Mr. Delancey was busy in the Junkanoo shack pasting costumes for the parade. By the time he was told about the house fire and arrived at his home, it was too late. The house was completely destroyed and there was nothing he could do. Roy lost everything including his musical instruments. He now lives with his father in Spring City. It has not been determined what caused the fire.Fire Destroys House over Christmas Chris Thompson Real Estate Chris Thompson Real Estate Chris Thompson Real Estate Chris Thompson Real Estate Chris Thompson Real EstateOffering the Islands Most Exclusive Listings One Purple Porpoise Place, Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas ph 242.366.0216 fax 242.366.0223 Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Greg Roberts Greg Roberts Greg Roberts Greg Roberts Greg Roberts* Private Islands Waterfront Homes and Land Investment Property Acerage Project/Property Management Complete Service from Sales to Construction ***** Exclusive Agents for Matt Lowes Cay ***** www.ChrisThompsonRealEstate.com

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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 B Margot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.com John Cash, BRI, CRSBroker Treasure CayTel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 Cell: (242) 477-5056 e.mail: jic@oii.net 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 Northern Abaco Cays 20 acre private island. 1,000' wide glorious lagooon with fabulous crescent beach. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Studio home, Cabana, protected dock-slipway 50 years remaining on a 99 year lease. #AB126 NEW LISTING $2,000,000. "Little Hog Cay" NEW LISTINGGreat Guana Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay and North AbacoGreat 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 $1,380.000Great Guana Cay "Plum Loco" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,228 sq.ft. home on almost 1/2 acre with 100' of beautiful beachfront. Furnished and fully equipped#AB97UNDER CONTRACT 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 SOLDTreasure 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. 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"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" "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. "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 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRA CTMan-O-War Cay Charming, exquisite, traditional Bahamian home on over 1/4 acre. 1 bedroom, 1 bath in 1,047 sq.ft. Two screened porches. 249 sq.ft. "Snore Box" with 1/2 bath and attached workshop. Crows nest for great ocean views. Private boat mooring. Furnished. #AB131 NEW LISTING $475,000. "Sugar Apple" NEW LISTINGTreasure Cay Immaculate 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1,000 sq.ft., elevated hexagonal villa. Two Decks provide fabulous beach and sea views. Swimming pool with waterfalls. Completely renovated and professionally decorated in 2002. Storage room in pedestal below. #AB132 NEW LISTING $537,500. NEW LISTING "Treasure House #2" 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"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 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.com1/15/05 VACANT LAND 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"Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,474 sq.ft. Canal Front Home Over 900 sq.ft. of 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 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"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 $1,750,000. "Point of View" NEW PRICEGreat 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 UNDER CONTRACT Green Turtle Cay North End Lot A. Pristine 135' of beach-front. 1.46 wooded acres. Good elevations. Minutes from clubs and town.#AB5182 NEW LISTING $550,000. Green Turtle Cay "Lot 60" 12,235 sq ft., almost 1/3 acre. between Coco Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. mature native landscape. and trees. Convenient to Green Club and beach Last parcel remaining in the area. #AB 5183 NEW LISTING $73,000.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 SOLDSand 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.

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Page 12 B The Abaconian January 15, 2005 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. Custom made shutters and dormer windows, wrap-around porches and gingerbread designs portray a colonial plantation look. This meticulously maintained estate is perched on a slight bluff with balmy sea breezes. Modern fully equipped kitchen. All major appliances, including freezer. VHF Radio and high speed internet system Offered at $2.4 million Are you building a new home in ABA Are you building a new home in ABA Are you building a new home in ABA Are you building a new home in ABA Are you building a new home in ABA CO? CO? CO? CO? CO?L e t P ROBUYERS INC. help I have over 10 years experience building fine custom homes in the Abacos... and now I am providing consultative and purchasing services to help keep costs in line and your project moving on time.CALL ME! I CAN SAVE YOU MONEY AND EASE YOUR STRESS! ANDREW CURR ANDREW CURR ANDREW CURR ANDREW CURR ANDREW CURR Y Y Y Y Y Ph: 561-207-6870 Fax: 561-626-5222 email: emacurry@man.comCentral Abaco Council 5 Oct 2004 Council met October 5 after a three month lapse from the last meeting on June 29. The primary business was to review the $639,440 budget allocated to Council for the 2004-2005 fiscal year. This amount does not include approximately $360,000 allocated to Dundas Town, Murphy Town and Marsh Harbour townships for their routine maintenance. Council members reviewed the amounts requested last spring for the various line items or cost centers without comment. Experience with the realities of two hurricanes may require some shifting of priorities. Maintenance of the dump is a major contract item normally running over $60,000 per year. Council is now three months into the new fiscal year but a contract for dump maintenance was not on the agenda and was not discussed. The dump becomes congested quickly with all the excess hurricane and construction debris being taken there. Councillor Carl Archer did ask that the Hope Town District contribute to the dump maintenance since garbage from Guana Cay, Man-O-War Cay and Elbow Cay make up a substantial part of the dump workload. Mention was made of the need to provide garbage collection of some sort for the Mud and Pigeon Peas settlements. Doorto-door collection would not be feasible but it was suggested that dumpsters or bulk containers could be positioned at several entrance points. No action was taken as there were no funds for this. Questions arose to the large outstanding amount due Abaco Hardware as requisitioned by Chief Councillor Mills. Councillor Yvonne Key asked for an audit of the large amount owed to Abaco Hardware as requisitioned by the Chief Councillor. Mr. Mills explained that in the absence of a functioning Council (it has not met since June 29) he was obliged to make decisions related to the protection and safety of Dundas Town and Murphy Town residents as a result of the two storms. Since the budget does not provide for this type of expense, it was suggested that the bills be sent to NEMA for settlement. Chief Councilor Mills objected to being given instructions from Mr. Gary Sawyer after the hurricane on various hurricanerelated issues. He has no authority within the local government framework and the Administrator was asked to look into this. A request was noted from the Airport Manager, Mr. Bobby Jones, for maintenance to the terminal building. The normal operating budget provides for $1,500 per month for airport maintenance, and it was felt this allowance should cover routine maintenance there. Routine maintenance at Abaco Central High School was felt to be neglected and Councillors wondered if they were getting their moneys worth from the maintenance man. Mrs. Key asked for Administrator Rolles assistance in getting the documents from Crown Lands related to the land where the donated pavilion is to be located. She has all other documents in order ready to accept the gift and has been waiting 18 months to resolve the land issue. Marsh H. Town Committee 12 Oct 2004 The last Marsh Harbour Town Committee meeting was over four months ago on May 4. Chairman Yvonne Key asked to see the letter from Council by Chief Councillor Cay Mills retracting a statement made on Local Government stationery that Council objected to conditions at Abaco Beach Resort. It was only Mr. Mills personal opinion and not a Council decision. The issue of golf carts in Marsh Harbour was brought up again with suggestions for new measures to control them. It was generally felt that the carts were not appropriate on the Marsh Harbour roads. Administrator Rolle suggested to Committee members that they look into forming partnerships with various businesses to improve the looks of Marsh Harbour. He noted the lack of plants, flowers and trees in much of the business section. Quotations will be requested to cut and remove the fallen trees at the Crossing Beach and NEMA will be asked to assist with this cost. Additional steps will be taken to eliminate loitering and drinking outside a prominent liquor store in Marsh Harbour in late afternoon and early evening. Further, the conditions of operation for the business will be reviewed when the license is renewed at the end of 2004. Combined Boards 20 Oct 04 Administrator Rolle convened a combined meeting of all the statutory boards to express governments desire to facilitate and expedite recovery of the business community. Mr. Rolle explained that it is the multitude of small businesses that make up the backbone of the economy. They may be small and inconspicuous but collectively they are very important. A complaint was heard from a member of the Licensing Board that license applications are frequently deferred due to inaction by either the Police, Works or Environmental Health as each of these agencies must give prior approval. 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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13 B 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 which is then inspected for various elements by the relevant agencies. When those agencies do not act in a timely manner, the applicant is obliged to continue paying rent for space they are hoping to move into with a business venture but which is not productive during this period of vacancy. Another board member asked for more meetings like this with all boards present to get a better feel for conditions. An example was given where Road Traffic may be having a problem with visibility at an intersection, then discovers that Town Planning approved a sign for that location. Mr. Rolle asked board members to work with him and the business community to improve the appearance of Marsh Harbour. He noted that the town is rather stark with pavement being the main landscaping element. Central Abaco Town Planning 25 Oct 04 Since the last meeting on July 29, twenty nine applications with a declared value of $2,743,784 have accumulated for approval. Most were of a residential nature and 16 were approved. Three were deferred for further information. Murphy Town Committee 27 Oct 04 A list of street names and corresponding signs was reviewed and approved. Another attempt will be made to get the signs from the Works Department in Nassau. Committee Chairman Cubel Davis, Jr., complained to Administrator Rolle that Dundas Town was getting much more attention and relief supplies through the efforts of Chief Councillor Cay Mills than Murphy Town. He felt that the Chief Councillor was using his position for the benefit of his Dundas Town constituents to the detriment of Murphy Town. Council 3 Nov 2004 The meeting opened with a request by Councillor Yvonne Key that all bills paid by Council since the beginning of this fiscal year, July 1, 2004, be presented at this meting for review. Chief Councillor Cay Mills had prepared a file with the invoices but asked to present them at the next Council meeting as he had not reviewed them and did not feel comfortable discussing them without reviewing them so he could make intelligent comments on them. A motion was made that the invoices be presented to Council members now. Chief Councillor Mills objected to this saying he was not a dictator but in his position as Chief Councillor it was his right to review the invoices before they were presented. The motion to table the invoices now was seconded. Mr. Mills objected to this dictatorial method of conducting the meeting. He took the the folder with the invoices and left the meeting. Deputy Chairman Cubel Davis, Jr., took the position as Chairman. Bids were opened for dump maintenance. They ranged from $42,000 to $132,000 annually. The bids were not consistent regarding the service they were providing. It was agreed that the present dump requirements far exceeded the work load in normal times and any contractor awarded the contract would not be expected to bring the dump to an acceptable level. The two recent hurricanes have created a huge amount of debris to be contended with. Additional debris is being generated by Winding Bay and Hope Towns new trash removal system which ends up in the Marsh Harbour dump. No decision was made on awarding the contract. More Local Government at Work Please see Local Govt. Page 17 Local Govt.From Page 12

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Page 14 B The Abaconian January 15, 2005Abaco Youth in ActionBy Isobel Sherman Once again the teams of Abaco Youth in Action were victorious over teams on Grand Bahama. Last year the boys teams in basketball and baseball traveled to Grand Bahama to participate in tournaments and came home winners. This year on December 17 an A and B team consisting of boys ages 15 and under traveled to Grand Bahama to participate in a soccer tournament. They have been practicing under the watchful eyes of Coach Patrice Charles every Saturday for over a month. According to Mrs. Elva Davis, who along with her husband Mr. Lynden Davis, began Abaco Youth in Action last year, both teams played extremely well. In her words: We killed Freeport. The first game was held on December 17th. The Grand Bahama Soccer All Stars were defeated by the Abaco Youth in Action A team 3-2. On December 18 games were played all day. These games were called a side since 9 players were on each team or side. Once again both A and B teams of Abaco Youth in Action dominated and took all of the games. On Saturday evening once again the Abaco Youth in Action A team went up against the Grand Bahama All Stars. This time in Mrs. Davis words, Abaco destroyed the Grand Bahama team. The score was a resounding 3-0. Mrs. Davis gave credit to the coaching of Coach Charles, who was unable to travel to Grand Bahama; but the boys carried out the skills they learned from Coach Charles to perfection.S.C. Bootle SportsBy Jim Richards It was a victorious win! The S.C. Bootle High School Dynamic Dolphins Boys Soccer Team defeated the Marlins of Abaco Central High School in a thrilling soccer match for the championship. S.C. Bootles own Wesley Dermesthene scored two goals, standing up to the meaning of the word dynamic. The Captain, Nelson Joseph, also played exceptionally well. The school is also proud of the girls team which placed second. A special thanks goes to our coaches, Mr. Scott and Mr. Jose. We are expecting big things from these teams in the year to come!Abaco School SoccerBy Isobel Sherman The first Abaco School Sports Association Championship Soccer games for both boys and girls were held on December 15. The Girls Soccer Team of Abaco Central High School played the girls team from S.C. Bootle High School from Coopers Town. The game was held in Treasure Cay. The Abaco Central girls won 3-0. This brought to a close the high school soccer season which involved competition between St. Frances de Sales School, S.C. Bootle and Abaco Central. On the next day the boys soccer team of Abaco Central played the team from S.C. Bootle for the Boys Soccer Championship. The Abaco Central boys won the right to the championship game after St. Frances de Sales forfeited their playoff game. The championship was won by S.C. Bootle with a score of 3-0. The coach of both S.C. Bootle teams was Agricultural Science teacher M. Scott and the coach of both Abaco Central High teams was physical education teacher, P. Charles.Body BuildingThe 2004 N/P.C. South Florida bodybuilding championships was held on November 27 in Hialeah, Florida. Veteran bodybuilder Arthur Elden was the winner of the masters over 60 heavyweight division and went on to win the masters over 60 overall title. This was the last competition for the year and Arthurs 47th year in the sport of bodybuilding. Boys soccer team of S.C. Bootle High School won the Abaco championship this year. Sports NewsGirls soccer team of S.C. Bootle High Schol did very well in the Abaco championship games coming in second. 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 ABACOSandy Point 1105 Bonefish Lodge located on the beach with 10 rooms, large dining room and kitchen, just minutes to the flats. Hope Town 1123 7 unit apartment complex in town. Four one bedroom and three two bedroom units. Always a waiting list of tenants. 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 Hope Town 1106 Vacant North End lot., just one lot from the Sound 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! 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. Listing 1115 Hope Town 1109 Two story building in the heart of town with 2 bedroom apartment upstairs and two commercial rental units downstairs. Liesure Lee 1138 Gorgeous corner canal lot with deep water and long views of the waterwayAlso 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 Yellowwood 1133 1.17 acre lot between Cherokee and Winding Bay

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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 15 B Mailin Sands -mailin@mlrealty.net Ph# 242-367-2992 Fax# 242-367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour#5150 Harbour front property on Pelican Shores. Lovely parcel runs 172 on the harbour and consists of more than an acre of property. Features a 3 bed/3.5 bath house with covered carport. This prime piece of property is unique and rare. Could have a commercial venture possibility. Room for expansion Lots of potential. -$1,750,000 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-$17,500-SOLD Man-O-War vacant interior lots, close to Atlantic Beach, 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 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.GuanaCayTwo vacant lots side by side situated only a short distance from the settlement of GuanaCay. $144,000 each. 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 SELLNEWSOLDNEW 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.www.coldwellbankerbahamas.comMarsh Harbour-# 5220Large 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. $125,000 Sweetings 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 $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 Man-O-War, DickiesCay -#5234This 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. HAPPY NEW YEARFROM COLDWELL BANKER LIGHTBOURN REALTYNew Exclusive UNDER CONTRACT GuanaCay, BoatHarbour-Vacant property featuring water on both sides.Accessibleby boat only.SOLD

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Page 16 B The Abaconian January 15, 2005 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 stsorage 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 AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERA TIONElectrical Contracting Residential & Commercial Electrical Wiring Licenced Single and 3 Phase Electricians Sales, Service and InstallationDon MacKay Blvd. Marsh HarbourPh: (242) 367-3186 Fax: (242) 367-3469Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAILBy Richard E. Fawkes Chief Councillor for the Central Abaco District, Cay Mills, has two items on the top of his agenda for the New Year. He is working for a new Marsh Harbour airport and the integration of persons living in the Haitian immigrant communities of Pigeon Pea and The Mud into the broader society. If the central government can spend $2 million to promote bringing visitors to Abaco, why cant they spend a million to make them comfortable when they arrive and leave? he asked rhetorically in an interview at the busy Marsh Harbour International Airport. This location is too congested, the Chief Councillor said, adding, when youre taking passengers into town around 3 oclock, you run into the school traffic up and down this road. It is also a flood area. We cant do anything about that. So why not find a location where there is no flooding, and where there is room for future expansion, rather than patching this one up all the time? Mr. Mills, who is critical of what he calls central governments lack of proper concern for Abaco, said he was embarrassed when a team of airport consultants visited the island from the United States a couple of weeks ago at the invitation of the government, but that they could not meet with local officials because the Minister of Transport and Aviation, the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, and Permanent Secretary Archie Nairn could not come to Abaco to participate. With respect to The Mud and Pigeon Pea communities, Mr. Mills wants quicker action of facilitating resettlement of their residents in the wider communities than the pace at which it is currently being done. In a recent town meeting in Marsh Harbour, the Minister of Labour and Immigration, the Hon. Vincent Peet, said he was committed to sorting out the status of legal and illegal residents, and working with the Ministry of Housing to help those legally eligible obtain housing in areas such as the Central Pines subdivision in Dundas Town. Mr. Mills said he, too, is opposed to moving the residents to other ethnic communities, but supports facilitating their moving into locations such as Central Pines with the broader Bahamian community. One of my concerns in allowing the illegal housing to continue, Mr. Mills said, is a trend by some Bahamians to build in violation of the building codes saying, If the Haitians can build as they please, why cant we? This is totally unacceptable behaviour for Bahamians because we must uphold the legal process and standards of our country. But the government must also understand that the longer it takes to resettle the illegal communities and stop the illegal building, it opens up the society to this kind of lawless thinking. Mr. Mills also complained that he was having great difficulty communicating with the Minister of Local Government, the Hon. V. Alfred Grey, and his permanent secretary for consultations on issues facing his district. Every time I put through a call to the ministry, Mr. Mills said, I am told the minister or the permanent secretary is unavailable and will get back to me, but that never happens. The Chief Councillor was displeased with the $6,000 the Central Abaco area received from central government for hurricane clean-up. That area includes MarshChief Councillor Mills Wants New Airport Please see Mills Page 18

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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 17 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com 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 Rent and 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 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 #1BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com 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 Guana Cay brand new island apts. with harbour views, 2 bed/1 bath, full kitchens, TV, VCR. $1000 / week. 242-365-5082 or 904-982-2762 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 APARTMENTSLubbers Quarters beaut iful home across from Tilloo Cut with 2 kings / 2 baths / queen loft. Gorgeous view, convenient location, private boat slip, central A/C, turn key, rental history. By owner 242-366-0266 www.abacohomeforsale.com Marsh Harbour 3 bed/2bath newly refurbished home on high ground. New roof, tongue and groove cypress on interior walls and ceilings, 20 x 40 cement porch/patio. Over one acre fenced with fruit orchard of grapefruit, orange, tangerine and lime trees. Well and city water. This tropical paradise a steal at $250,000. Call 367-5503 or 357-6561 Marsh Harbour, Govt Sub 3 bed 2 1/2 bath, 2100 sq. ft. 1 bed efficiency on bottom floor, garage. For more information contact Clarice Roberts 367-3131 W 367-5354 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) 367-4842Payment to a Council employee was discussed as his monthly pay has been withheld by the Chief Councillor while a group of young men had been hired at $500 per month without Council approval. Money was withheld for any further payment and the youth were terminated. A new woman had been hired by the Chief Councillor without Councils knowledge to assist in the Council office. This arrangement was terminated. It was discovered that a used pickup truck had been purchased in the spring with Council funds for $3500 without Council approval or general knowledge. High school students were driving it recently when it was involved in a minor accident at the dump. Councillors agreed that it should be shared by the three townships as needed and the truck be parked at the Administrators office each night. It was recently discovered that an unauthorized fee was being charged for approving and stamping plans after being recommended by Town Planning. Council decided to empower the Council secretary to stamp plans for approval without charges beyond the normal published permit schedule. Local Govt.From Page 13 The results are as follows: Open division: 1st: Cullen(Kiwi House) 2nd: Andrew Wilhoyte 3rd: Christine McCully 4th: Jeff Gale 5th: Christian Wilhoyte Novice Division: 1st: Connor GottliebBASA Hosts Boxing Day Surfing Jamboree On December 26th at around noon BASA held its last surf contest for 2004 with a turn out of about 15 competitors to entertain a large crowd of spectators on the beach just to the north of the Abaco Inn. The surf break known as Hamburgers was an ideal location for southwest offshore winds to enhance a nice performance 2 to3-foot wave. 2nd: Ben Patterson 3rd: James Boyce Notice: Bahamian Surfing Team Trials for the 2005 Pan American Surfing Games will be held on January 23rd, weather permitting. For detailed info please call 366-0309 or 366-0290

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January 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19 B1999 Jet Ski, Yamaha 750, like new. $5000 Call 366-0251 15 Boston Whaler 75 HP Mercury. $11,000. Call 366-0251 17 Proline CC 1996, w/ 2004 Yamaha 90 HP, nice run about boat for the Sea of Abaco, includes trailer. DUTY PAID $12,500 22 Catalina sailboat 8.5 HP Mercury, good condition, 4 sails. $3500 Call 366-0180 23 The finest example of Man-O-War boat building. The hull is Bahamian mahagony, glassed over and lovingly maintained. Heavy, fast and very seakindly. 100+ gallon fuel tank and low hour Yahama. $40,000 OBO Call 404869-7537 23 Mako w/ 1999 200 HP Yamaha, brand new GPS and VHF, Bimini top, new cushions and bottom paint. $12,000 Call 477-5807 24 Pursuit 2470 WA (walk around) 1998, includes Garmin GPS with map card, 20 gal fresh water tank, CD player, foul weather curtains, 1998 225 HP Yamaha (250 hrs.). DUTY PAID. Price as is $35,000 Contact 3654045 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 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 COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & BoatsFor all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service 25 Grady White Sailfish cuddy cabin, walkaround, new bottom paint, powered by twin 225 HP Evinrude ram ficht engines, low hours. $48,000 OBO Call 367-2598 25 Steiger Craft 200 HP Evinrude, Bimini, trim tabs, 120 gal gas tank. $24,500 ONO Call 365-6128 days, 365-6059 nights 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. $1000 Also 17 Mako, good condition, (no engine). $800 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 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 365-4195 38 C&C Landfall, 1981, Recent Awlgrip, new canvas, recent Sobstad jib with a foam luff, Harkin roller-furling headstay, Yanmar 30 HP diesel, H&C water, propane stove/oven, refrig.Treasure Cay. $49,000 Ph. 242-3658467Cornish 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 SERVICES Guardian Angel Security CompanySecuring Life and Property 24 Hr. Security Guards Body Guards Money Escort Mobile Patrol, etc.P.O. Box AB 20156 Tel 242-367-5187 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE2 mini split air conditioners 2 1/2 tons, 2 compressors 1 2 1/2 ton 1 1 1/2 ton. All package for $1600. Call 365-6128 days 365-6059 nights Smart Body Oils, designer and traditional perfume oils, long lasting, handy pocket/purse size, mens and womens fragrances. Try one today. Tel 367-3520 or 559-8538 Bluff House Beach Hotel on Green Turtle Cay is currently seeking experienced restaurant cooks, kitchen help, servers and bartenders for the upcoming seaason. We are offering competitive wages as well as newly renovated staff quarters for live-in positions and a clean fun working environment. We also have a late night ferry run available for those who cannot live in. Wages are based on experience. Please phone 365-4247 or apply in person at the Bluff House between 10 am and 3 pm daily with your resume and references at the Jolly Roger Bar & Bistro. Ocean Frontier Limited seeks an on-site sales manager for Ocean Frontier Vacation Club. Experience in sales and training sales staff is essential. Successful candidate will be required to relocate to Guana Cay. Please forward C.V. to Mr. Andrew Hill. RR #1. Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada Phone contact 1-519-389-4846 SUNSHINE TRUCKINGFor all your trucking needs Authorized Trained Dealer for TyrFil The Worlds Foremost DeflationProof Tire SystemCall Now 367-4061 Fax 3668 For Industrial, Off-the-Road, Golf Cart, Wheelbarrow, Motorcycle, Car & Truck Tires________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantFinancial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training Specializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207 EMPLOYMENT PPORTUNITIES 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. and guests cheerfully dining and mingling through the first hour of the event. Executive Chief, Mr. Sam Favella, and Operations Manager, Ms. Tania Duncombe, planned an exquisite menu. Appetizers included caviar with buckwheat blinis and crme friache, assorted tappas served on crispy bruschetta bread and sushi. In addition, fresh grilled shrimp, lobster, vegetable and steak kebobs were featured, and guests delighted in the traditional Bahamian fare which included conch salad, cracked lobster and sweet plantain. The gorgeous dessert table boasted mouth watering white and dark chocolate minimousse, fresh chocolate-covered strawberries, assorted mini Crme Brulee and many more delicious delicacies. Ms. Claire Basden, receptionist for The Abaco Club, graced the stage and serenaded all with her stunning rendition of the Bahamian National Anthem. Her performance was such that the crowd demanded an encore. Abaco ClubFrom Page 1 out scout planes to overlook the fishing grounds and waited for the seas to settle down. Some tried to make a trip but had to return because of the poor diving conditions. Therefore, most of our fishermen have been doing their diving close to home and have managed to gather in some newly relocated spiney lobster that must have come in out of the deep. But now with the change in weather, the water is clearing the men have taken off again to their regular fishing grounds. From August 1 through the end of the year is when they have their best fishing trips, so they are getting a pretty late start to their normal fishing schedule SouthFrom Page 8 this season. And although most of their traps will have been lost or up-ended from the storms, let us hope they will still have a bountiful catch. Art Heck of Delton, Michigan, passed away at a hospital during a routine medical procedure. A long time visitor, he and his wife Phyllis spent several months on Abaco each year. Art first came to Cherokee in the 1950s when Colyn Rees ran a fishing camp and he returned year after year to visit with the many friends he had made. Being an avid fisherman, he was always trying to catch the big one. About 20 years ago the Hecks purchased a second home in Casuarina Point and often entertained guest from back home in the United States. They always enjoyed the time they spent here. Although he had lived for many years in Michigan, he was born in Wilard, Ohio, and was returned there for burial. Always ready with a new joke to tell you and a big bear hug greeting, he will be sorely missed by his many friends in Cherokee. May he rest in peace.

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