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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 13, JULY 1st, 2005 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 The students of the Every Child Counts school enjoyed a day of fun at the Abaco Club of Winding Bay. They were guests of Mr. Peter de Savary, owner of the development. The children enjoyed many activities at the new resort including the putting range, tennis and horseback riding. The highlight of the day was a magic show put on by Mr. Edward “Caligula” Richardson from Nassau. The day included a delicious lunch. The group is shown here along with Mr. Floyd Swain, general manager at the Abaco Club and organizer, Mr. de Savary, host, and Mrs. Lyn Major, founder of ECC and principal. On horse back, Ms. Tania Duncombe, club secretary, with students from the school. See story on page 14. Elections Set Local Govt. for Three YearsOnly Six Communities Required ElectionsAbaco Club Hosts ECC By Mirella Santillo After three months of social and educational work sponsored by the European Commission on Humanitarian Aid, the team responsible for the project is going back to Nassau. The program was to educate the immigrant communities of Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay for them to have a healthier environment. The project, headed by Dr. Zorene Curry, a lecturer at COB, consisted of two teams, ten people all together, divided between a health education team and a vector control team.Immigrants Complete Health Program Pathfinders Holds Reception Immigrant House Is DestroyedThe Hon. Shane Gibson, Minister of Housing, and the Hon. Melanie Griffin, Minister of Social Services, were present in the immigrant community of the Mud in Marsh Harbour on June 10 when an unoccupied house was knocked down. Residents of the area were hired to carry out the demolition. Government was wanting to send a message that expanding the community was not acceptable. While the Ministers were speaking, a truck from a local hardware store was delivering lumber to a nearby site where another house was under construction. Please see Health Program Page 4 Twelve additional students were awarded scholarships by the Pathfinders Scholarship Fund. They were hosted at a reception held at Abaco Beach Resort on June 12. As long as the students maintain good grades, Pathfinders supports them throughout the course of their studies. Shown above are, front row, Joan Pinder, Malisa Singh, Raenell Lowe and Veronica Nairn, In the back are Delvano McIntosh, Felicity Simms and Jamie Benjamin. The on on e the rigt Muquel Miller who received a scholarship last year. Those not present included Samantha Gaitor, Terrinique Pennerman, Raymonde Santil, Jesse Tador and Christina Basden. See story on page 5. By Jennifer Hudson While voter turnout on June 27th for the Local Government elections in Green Turtle Cay, Grand Cay and Moore’s Island was good, people were less enthusiastic on the mainland where, in the polling divisions of Murphy Town and Casuarina-Bahama Palm Shores turnout was low. The candidates in the Murphy Town constituency remained hopeful throughout the day that voters would show up after work just before the polls closed. This seemed to be the case as by 5 p.m. a small crowd had gathered outside the Abaco Central High School polling division and it was felt that, as local government elections go, it was a reasonable turnout though it showed the usual lack of interest. The day passed without incident except for a situation outside the Abaco Central High School where several of the candidates appeared to have formed a syndicate and were handing out flyers naming the five persons they wanted people to vote for. Twice some of the candidates had to be asked by the police to move away as they were too close to the polling station and were violating the rules set down by law. On the Please see Local Govt. Page 2

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Page 2 The Abaconian July 1, 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 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 Only Six Areas Held Local Govt. ElectionsAll seven members of the Murphy Town Committee were present for the swearing-in ceremony held on June 29 at the Magistrate’s Court in Marsh Harbour. They are, front row, Eugene Dawkins, Brent Brooks, Glen McDonald, Rockling Bootle and in the back row Gilbert Davis, Cubell Davis, Jr., and Jexell Tinker. Store Hours: 10 am 5 pm Monday Saturday • 11 am 3 pm Sunday Hope Town • Elbow Cay • Abaco • Tel: 366-0616Locally Printed T-Shirts • Bike & Surfboard Rentals Beach Wear & Gear • Bahamian Arts & Crafts • Island Gifts Sandals • Abaco Neem • Fuji & Panama Jack Products third occasion they were moved further away by Police Chief, ASP Wayne Miller, who told them, “I was being very lenient with them and they should have done their campaigning during the weeks prior to the election, not at the polling station.” When the votes were tallied at 6 p.m. indications were that taxi driver, Mrs. Karen Antonio, had won the seventh seat. However, the following morning she heard that two spoiled ballots had been discovered. After a recount the situation changed and the seat went to builder Brent Brooks. Mrs. Antonio, along with many others, especially the ladies, were disappointed as it was felt that a woman on the team would have been good for the township. As Mrs. Antonio said, “The guys had been neglecting some of the problems, garbage being one of them, which I had intended to take care of.” The successful candidates were sworn Local Govt.From Page 1 in by Island Administrator Revis Rolle at the courthouse at 10 a.m. two days later on June 29th. According to information, several persons were absent for the swearing in. All members of the Murphy Town Committee were present. Dundas Town had three members absent. Cay Mills was unable to attend; Faron Newbold was off the island; and George Cornish arrived late claiming he had not known about it and that his democratic rights had been denied him. Marsh Harbour had two members absent, Kandy Pinder and Chad Sawyer. Following the brief ceremony the new Town Committee members gathered to elect their members going to Council. The open voting went very smoothly with everybody amicably expressing their opinions. Results for Central District were: Murphy Town: Chairman, Cubell Davis, Jr.; Deputy Chairman, Jexell Tinker Dundas Town: Chairman, Augustine Williams; Deputy Chairman, Stephen Knowles; Council member Sonith Lockhart Marsh Harbour: Chairman, Yvonne Key; Deputy Chairman, Kimberley Roberts; Council members Dale Hill and Robert Claridge In its first meeting of their term of office the Central Abaco District elected Cubell Davis, Jr. as Chief Councillor and Yvonne Key as Deputy Chief Councillor. At their next meeting they will appoint the various boards. There was some dissent during the process from Glen McDonald who indicated publicly that he intended to resign as a result of some dissatisfaction about the appointments and left the courtroom. His resignation would only become official if a letter of resignation is received by the Administrator. In the case of a resignation, a decision will be made as to whether there will be an appointee or a by-election. Following the naming of the Chief Councillor, Deputy Chief Councillor, chairmen and their deputies all of the new local government members gathered outside the courtroom discussing their feelings and I was able to garner some of their opinions. Committee member for Spring City, Roger Delancy, remarked that he was disappointed that no one from Spring City would be going to Council, and he felt that it was not fair that his township had no representative on Council. Augustine Williams, Chairman for Dundas Town, was enthusiastic, “The new group which has been elected has a different spirit and is now capable of moving to Please see Local Govt. Page 24

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 3 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.comMARSH HARBOUR, LUBBERS QUARTERS & TILLOO CAYLaurie Schreiner Marsh Harbour Office: 242-367-5046 Lubbers Quarters: 242-366-3143 Cell: 242-359-6216 laurie@damianos.com BUILDING SITES DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANYEXCLUSIVE LISTINGSTILLOO CAY WATERFRONT LOT Beautiful building site with deep water for private dock in pristine area of Tilloo. Southern exposure facilitates fantastic views of the Sea of Abaco and protection from north winds making this a perfect retreat year round. Shared dock and swimming beach on Tilloo Beach, 5 minute walk to the Atlantic Ocean. Ref. #2426. Call Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 TILLOO BEACH SUB. Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $85,000. #1836. TILLOO CAY SEA TO SEA 3 3/4 acres $715,000. Inernett. Ref. #1884HOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAY WHITE SOUND Ocean lot 100 on the water x 300. $600,000. Ref. #2866. Call Kerry Sullivan. WHITE SOUND 1.034 acres with lisensed dock slip, excellent elevation, view of Atlantic and White Sound Harbour. $550,000. Listing # 2735 Call: Kerry Sullivan 242-366-0040. IN TOWN 97 ft. x 62 ft. lot for $200,000. #2806 Call Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 DORROS COVE Lot #13 with dock slip and Atlantic views. Walk to Tahiti Beach. $250,000. Internet Ref. #2344 NEW EXCLUSIVE Oceanview 105 ft. x 105 ft. lot in White Sound area of Elbow Cay. Asking price $175,000. #2648 Call Jane Patterson 242-366-0035 MARNIES LANDING High elevation lot with dock slip. Atlantic Ocean views. 100' along road and 200' facing East to oceanside. $275,000. Call Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143LUBBERS QUARTERS JACKS JUNGLE High elevation, waterfront and interior lots with lush native foliage. Private dock slip. From $80,000. Call Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143. LUBBERS QUARTERS Waterfront lots starting at $140,000. LUBBERS QUARTERS Interior lots starting from $52,500.GREEN TURTLE CAY NEAR THE BEACH Excellent 312 x 209 corner lot 100 feet from the beautiful Coco Bay Beach overlooking a peaceful harbour. Telephone and electrical utilities are easily accessible in this quiet residential neighbourhood. Perfect building site for a vacation home! Asking $350,000. Internet Ref. #2580 Call Stan Sawyer: 242-477-5821GUANA CAY BUILD YOUR VACATION HOME! 135 x 165 lot $145,000. Ref. #2499MARSH HARBOUR TWO LOTS Located in quiet neighbourhood, 100 x 200 lots each $55,000 or both lots for $100,000. #2623 Call Stan Sawyer: 242-477-5821 COMMERCIAL Located in town near the Government Dock, this 6,525 sq. ft. lot has great investment potential. $75,000. Internet Ref. #2513 PELICAN SHORES Waterfront lot, 8,000 sq. ft., beautiful sea views. $581,000. #2719SOUTH ABACO PINEHURST SUBDIVISION Four interior lots, nearby beach; 12,500 sq. ft. to 15,750 sq. ft. $13,000 each. Internet Ref. #2605OLE KERR ACREAGE BEACHFRONT ACREAGE Beautiful 9.210 acre parcel, near the beach and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Offered for sale at $180,000 Internet Ref. #2694CHEROKEE SOUND NEAR WINDING BAY One Acre hilltop Atlantic seaviews $220,000. HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY DEMWELLSŽInternet Ref. #18282 bed 2.5 bath island homeTwo storey with covered porch and balconySea of Abaco view from upper deckV-joint cypress wood interiorOpen living/dining roomsLush native foliageApproved plans for additional home on lot$420,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 TREASURE CAY Stan Sawyer Tel: 242-365-8198 Cell: 242-477-5821 stan@damianos.comwww.damianos.com HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY Fully furnished Loyalist style 2 bed 1 bath cottage with covered porch. Large lot with ocean view. Second floor framed out for Master suite or 1 bed studio with separate entrance. Ground floor storage. $360,000. Internet Ref. #2584 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 LUBBERS QUARTERS FLIP FLOPSŽ Private beach bungalow on lush tropical 1.19 acres. One bedroom one bath; will sleep 4. Airconditioned with many new upgrades. Beautiful sunset view. This one wont last! $425,000. Internet Ref. #1851 Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 MARSH HARBOUR APARTMENT BUILDINGSInternet Ref. #16693 Duplex Apartment Bldgs.Great location in townEach Duplex is comprised of two 2 bed 1 bath apts. 750 sq. ft. eachFurnished & A/CLandscaping/mature treesGreat Rental HistoryEach Duplex for sale at $300,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY GAZEBO VILLASŽInternet 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$1,490,000 for bothKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY RUDYS PLACE RESTAURANTŽInternet Ref. #2681Well established, fully licensed restaurant and barManagers house … 840 sq. ft.6 lots totaling 1.3 acresFabulous elevation with endless views of the Sea of Abaco, the lighthouse, and the Atlantic OceanDock accessExellent for further development$1,500,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040July 1, 2005 More Exclusive Listings in Section B Page 3 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TAHITI HAIŽInternet Ref. #1640Dorros Cove SubdivisionNewly renovated 4b/2bCentral A/CWrap around porchSea to sea viewsSeparate gardeners apt.1/2 Acre propertyPrivate dock slipNear Tahiti Beach$895,000 FIRMKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY LADY BUG LOFTŽInternet Ref. #1975Overlooking Tahiti Beach3 bed 2 bath 1600 sq. ft. two storey island home2nd floor loft with fabulous views of Sea of AbacoWrap around deckCentral A/CSpacious 21,113 sq. ft. lotPrivate dock slip$920,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 BAHAMA PALM SHORES SECTION ONEInternet Ref. #2753Charming duplex2 bed 1 bath downstairs1 bed 1 bath upstairsSecond floor balconyAttached GarageSpacious 15,000 sq. ft. lotSandy beach nearbyPeaceful environment with native Bahama parrot habitat$250,000 Laurie Schreiner: 242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY WINDOVERŽInternet Ref. #2638Island Style 3 bed 2.5 bathCovered verandahsExtended decks & GazeboGreat views of the Atlantic Ocean & Sea of AbacoCentral A/CHome on two lots, with beautiful gardens10 KW diesel generator & more$1,400,000 Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 LUBBERS QUARTERS HOTEL RESORTInternet Ref. #2644Own a business in paradise!4 Fully equipped furnished homes on six lots240 feet of sandy beachfront200 foot dock/Four 20 boatsBackup generatorLush tropical gardens, Tiki huts, two cabanas & moreEstablished turn-key operation$2,900,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 LUBBERS QUARTERS OCEANVIEW COTTAGEŽInternet Ref. #2849Secluded 2b/2b hillside home50 ft. above sea-level with Spectacular sea viewsFrench doors opening onto screened, wrap around porchEnergy efficient Solar powered home with propane appliancesHardwood floors & Italian tiles$512,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 NEW LISTING LONG BEACH OCEANFRONT HOMEInternet Ref. #281630 miles south of Marsh Hbr.Spacious 4 bed 2.5 bathSuperior construction designed to hurricane standards with 12 foot in-ground piers, 4 supporting piers & 18 inch concrete foundationExcellent elevation with panoramic oceanviewsHardwood floors & more$649,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-367-5046 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY SWEET HAVENŽInternet Ref. #2825White Sound4b/2b, 1,800 sq. ft. built as a duplex easy to convert backExcellent rental potentialNew Bermuda roofOcean viewWrap around deckLarge yard, no zoningGood elevation$360,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY SILVER PLUMEŽInternet Ref. #2649Spectacular ocean viewsIsland Style elevated home2 bedrooms 2 bathsCozy V-joint wood interiorTiled floorsWrap around deck with views of Hope Town lighthouse and the seaGround level outdoor shower$875,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 UNDER CONTRACTUNDER CONTRACT HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY HILL TOPŽInternet Ref. #2855Beautifully restored 3 bed 1 bath heritage homeDouble lot on highest elevation in Hope Town VillageOne block off the waterPanoramic views from 144 sq. ft. roof top gazeboLush tropical garden & very private outdoor living space$850,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY LAS OLASŽInternet Ref. #2871Oceanfront cottageNear the Sea Spray Resort2 bedrooms 1 bath950 sq. ft. living spaceTerracotta tiled floorsPanel wood interiorWrap around deckOcean views & surfNatural beauty & tranquility$875,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING

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Page 4 The Abaconian July 1, 2005Mrs. Charlene Bain was in charge of the health committee. She took time before leaving for New Providence to explain the project, its goals, how the teams went about achieving their goals and what remained to keep implementing the teachings they distributed through the three communities, The Mud, Pigeon Peas and Sand Banks. She said, “The project’s goal was to implement post disaster strategies to protect the health and well being of persons living in at-risk communities.” This was achieved by lectures and training to increase the knowledge and improve the skills of the residents of these three communities towards a healthier living environment. The health team comprised of Mrs. Bain, Ms. Pamela Bowe, senior health education officer, Dr. Albert Francois, medical consultant and adviser, also responsible for translation, and Ms. Annouch Armbrister, administrative support staff. The vector control team was headed by Mr. Andrew Thompson, Acting Director of the Department of Environmental Health in Nassau, Mr. Don Cornell and Mr. Charles Armbrister. Ms. Memose Daniels was a coordinator between the residents and the teams, helping to select participants for training in each communities. Before the program started, they invited 100 residents from the three communities to a meeting to inform them about the program. Factors contributing to vector as well as communicable diseases had to be taken into consideration. Open pits and wells were identified and the people responsible for them were asked to cover them with plywood and finish construction. Garbage receptacles were placed in each community, one dumpster in each Pigeon Peas and Sands Banks and two in The Mud. Forty-four persons Ph: 367-2077participated. Seventeen completed the three-day health course and nine completed the vector course; five more people were trained in health education and vector control. The project ended by leaving 17 people in charge of training more residents in each community, and two locals, one from the Health Department and one from the clinic, to monitor the continuation of the training on a weekly basis and to make sure that the teachings are being implemented. Asked if she felt the goals had been met, Mrs Bain answered, “Absolutely.” She thought the success of the operation was due to the fact that all the teaching material and most of the conversations were translated into Creole. The training was geared to develop self responsibility in keeping the environment clean, in seeking help when necessary and staying well. The $200,000 funding provided by The European Commission was divided between Abaco and Grand Bahama. Ms. Philabertha Carter was the funding administrator for the project and the Ministry of Health provided technical support for the implementation of the program. Health ProgramFrom Page 1 Opening Soon... Opening Soon... Opening Soon... Opening Soon... Opening Soon...THE TOP OF ABACO“The Best View of Marsh Harbour...Period!” Open 7 days a week Tel : (242) 367-4444Serving from 7:30 am until 10:00 pmLocated on Bay Street on the water front At The Conch Inn in Marsh HarbourServing Breakfast 7:30am 11:00am Lunch 11:00 am 5:00 pm Dinner 5:30 pm 10:00 pmLIVE ENTERTAINMENT 5 nights Wednesday & Saturday GARY McDONALD Thursday & Friday BROWN TIP Sunday CLINT SAWYER Come in an try our Conch Crawler and Voodoo Juice & check out our wine listSnacks Available ANY TIME until 10:00 pmHealth Concepts, Vector Control Were EmphasizedA four-month program to teach immigrants better health habits ended with a ceremony acknowledging those who had completed the course. The program stresses keeping a clean environment and vector control. Shown here is Ms. Philabertha Carter presenting a certificate to Mr. Andson Joseph. Mr. Joseph organized a major effort to remove derelict vehicles from the Mud and Pigeon Peas. He raised money and hired equipment to clean up debris which had been accumlating for many years.

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 5 Call242.367.2170abacohdwe@batelnet.bs A DECRAStone Coated Steel Roof can save you money and enhance the appearance of your project. DontRoofYour Project Without KnowingFacts!All The ABACO HARDWARE LIMITEDFire Safe Resists HAIL, Rated Class4 by Underwriters LaboratoriesA 50-Year LimitedWarranty 120 mph Wind Warranty Won't Crack or Break Tile, Shake or ShingleProfile Re-Roof over, Asphalt, Wood, Shingle or Shake Durable and Low Maintenance Light Weight 1‡2the Weight of Asphalt Shingles By Jennifer Hudson The Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship Committee hosted a reception at the Abaco Beach Resort on June 12 to honour this year’s scholarship recipients and the first graduating class. The Pathfinders Scholarship Foundation was organized several years ago by a group of Hope Town residents and businessmen with the goal of providing funds to assist deserving students of Abaco to obtain a college education and this year marks the fifth year of scholarship awards. New scholarship recipients were presented with certificates. They are Jamie Benjamin (Elementary Education); Malisa Singh ( Accounting); Raenell Lowe (Nursing); Veronica Nairn (Psychology); Joan Pinder (Culinary Arts); Felicity Simms (Secondary Education); Samantha Gaitor (Dental Hygiene); Terrinique Pennerman ( Financial Analyst); Raymonde Santil (Nursing); Jesse Tador (Accounting); Delvano McIntosh (Secondary Education); Christina Basden (Medicine). Mrs. Kathy Weldon, Administrator, spoke proudly of the all the students who had been selected since 2001 when the first scholarships were awarded. “We are very pleased and gratified that not one has disappointed us and most have exceeded expectations and criteria and we know that this year’s group will not disappoint us either. We try to really get to know the students through their applications and interviews to ascertain their goals, desire for education and that they are truly motivated to meet the challenges of college,” she told the parents present. “The recipients are selected on the basis of ability, motivation, maturity and financial need. Once selected, committee members counsel the students to prepare them for college life away from home.” “At the beginning of this year we were feeling gloomy as we were concerned about the ongoing support by businesses due to expenses from the hurricanes,” according to Chairman Mr. Jim Blumberg, who was especially concerned. But the rest of the committee advised waiting to see the result of the auction. The silent auction which was held at the Abaco Beach Hotel on March 19 far exceeded expectations through Mr. Blumberg’s exceptional powers of persuasion to get people to part with their money for this very worthy cause.” The amount raised enabled the committee to award 12 scholarships this year bringing the total awarded to date to 57. This year for the first time as part of the application process an essay was required and Mrs. Weldon commented, “The power of faith and family values jumped out.” She thanked the parents for what they have done for their children and also acknowledged the teachers present for the part they had played. She then introduced Mrs. Cathy Myers, who has joined the team as her assistant since the work load has now become so great. Students who have already begun their studies away or who have just graduated were invited to give a few words of advice to those who will be going away for the first time in September and Mrs. Weldon commented on how these young people had grown, not only physically, but in poise and confidence. Tavia Cornish, who graduated from Abaco Central High School and will soon be completing her degree in primary education at the College of the Bahamas, advised the students to “be dedicated, determined and remember the goals you went there to achieve.” Sandra Pinder, a graduate of Long Bay School and now an accounting major at Florida Memorial University, said that while she took some time to adapt, she now loves it there. What helped her to settle down and become comfortable was joining several clubs which is what she advises people going off to college to do. She also cautioned, “Be careful and wise about the friends you choose. There can be wolves in sheep’s clothing. Select friends with the same in-Reception Honors Scholarship Recipients Please see Pathfinders Page 26

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Page 6 The Abaconian July 1, 2005 P.O. Box AB-20070 • Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas Phone: (242) 267-2452 • Fax: (242) 367-2354

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Page 8 The Abaconian July 1, 2005The Editor Says . The Forming of Local Government Dave RalphLetters to the EditorThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Annabelle Cross, Leslie Kennedy, Lee Pinder, Anita Rolle Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abaco’s most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) 990 Old Dixie Hwy #14 Lake Park, FL 334037,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moore’s Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $40.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Save the Barbary HorsesTo the Editor: This letter of concern is being sent to the Board of Directors of wild horse.org in Marsh Harbour. We have been reading about the Barbary horses for about 25 years and sadly the news has not been very encouraging. As we recall there were about 40 of these magnificent animals. Over the years there have been a few foals but reproduction has been very poor for many years. While the efforts to save these extremely endangered horses are very admirable, they have not proved at all successful. The suggest we have is not at all new as it has been discussed in years past. Animal husbandry is a field with many experts in preserving breeds of special interest. There are several large organizations in the United States that are dedicated to special breeds of horses and maintaining purity of strains. We strongly feel that they would and could help our few Barbary horses. A few ideas that possibly cold be successful. 1. Artificial insemination (practiced widely throughout the world) before the mares are too old 2. Collecting semen from the stallions. It could be sold to be used with other similar breeds and produce income now. 3. If mares are not able to reproduce, then artificial insemination experts would be able to use frozen semen to breed back to the Barbary strain. It has been done when gene pools are limited with many species of animals. These horses are treasures of The Bahamas and the world and every avenue possible should be checked out in the immediate future before their numbers go from 40 118 to zero! We feel it’s time to ask for expert help from specialists in the field of breeding who have the knowledge, interest and organizational strength with funding to save the few horses left. Sincerely, Dan McCullyConcerned About Our EnvironmentDear Mr. Editor, We have a few concerns that we would like to share with you. One concern we have is our land crabs seem to be disappearing. This year, very few crabs have been seen in the Winding Bay area. After the last of rains, a few weeks ago; a few crabs were seen in the Yellow Wood area as far up as the last set of houses and a few on the Little Harbour road. But nowhere near as many as years before. Why? Another concern is the disappearance of conchs. In most of the places where conchs used to be, there are none to be found. People are taking the conches before they are adults and they are not having a chance to reproduce. We think that there should be more laws made to protect the conchs. Last year a man in our settlement sent in a proposal to start a conch farm. He has had no reply. Why? This would be a great thing to do to help save our conchs. Our last concern is the location of our Public Dump. Our dump is in the wrong place. It needs to be moved from by the sea. Pollution from the dump is going into our waters. This surely cannot be good for our sea life. We all need to get together and come up with some solutions. We need to save our animals before they are all on the endangered list or worse yet, extinct. Yours sincerely, Students of Cherokee Primary School CC:The Prime Minister of The Bahamas The Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries Friends of The Environment The elections are over and the next stage begins although in several districts persons remain to be appointed by the Minister as a result of insufficient persons nominating. The three District II Councils must now meet and appoint their statutory boards. These are the Councils of North, Central and South Abaco. In these larger districts, the work load is broken down with Council and Town Committee members issuing contracts and spending the money for their area maintenance. The three main Statutory Boards, Town Planning, Licensing and Port, then have the burden for reviewing and approving building permit applications, reviewing and issuing occupational licenses for buildings, making recommendations on issues related to the shore line and sea bed. Many of the issues considered by Port relate to the sea bed which is Crown Land and final decisions on Crown Land issues must come from Nassau. The Hotel Licensing Board members follow up on the annual inspection carried out by Nassau officials to see that any deficiencies are corrected. They must ensure that the monthly room tax is collected. The Tourism Board is an optional board which makes recommendations to Council and others on items to improve our tourism image. Road Traffic is the last board and is comprised of members from North, Central and South Abaco. They meet quarterly and deal with rental car franchises, taxiis, bus licences and other road traffic matters. The four District III Councils of Moore’s Island, Grand Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Hope Town function comprehensively with all council and statutory board responsibilities. The reasoning is that a single group in a smaller district can easily handle the communities affairs. Town Committee members and Council members receive a stipend for their services, whether a District II or III council member. Board members serving under a District II council are appointed volunteers serving without remuneration. Councils are given a budget and pay the bills for area maintenance. District II councils share their money with the towns which look after local town maintenance. Since the Council is made of Town Committee members, the sharing process works out fairly well. Boards get no money but make decisions affecting construction, parking, town growth and the use of buildings for commercial purposes such as a stores, restaurants or bars. We often report on items arising in the Central Abaco District and the Hope Town District Councils. These are the two most active districts in the Family Islands, yet they operate under the same rules as islands with less activity. Nine years have passed with locally elected persons looking after many of their town’s chores. Various suggestions have been made to the Department of Local Government for perceived improvements to The Act or the accompanying Regulations to make the system function smoother. The only change affecting Abaco has been the designation of Green Turtle Cay as a District III Council, pulling them out of the North Abaco District. That will make it much easier for those elected on Green Turtle Cay as they can now conduct their affairs while staying on home territory. Of all the Family Islands, central Abaco including the nearby cays has the largest and most diverse economy with • a rapidly expanding and healthy economy • the fastest growing population • the second busiest airport in the country based on aircraft traffic • the largest freight port handling over 2000 tons weekly • the two largest public schools with over 500 students in each • the largest dump and waste collection system • the two largest immigrant squatter settlements • a huge maritime tourism industry • a large and expanding base of supportive second homeowners • the highest rate of return visitors • a high level of real estate activity • a surging construction economy All of this combines to make the governing process much more complex than for districts with a slower economy, a static population or a slower paced tourism product. Although the districts here have what appears to be a substantial budgets, $1 million for Central Abaco, money is a constant problem in attempting to provide the necessary services to a growing and dynamic area. The addition of a professional town manager for the Central Abaco district would make the governing process much smoother. This would not take away any of the authority or stature of the Chief Councillor, the Council or the Town Committees. A manager would take orders from Council and free the Chief Councillor of many of the daily burdens of the position. A knowledgeable manager in the Local Government Office for the Central Abaco District would bridge the gap between The Act and the Regulations that govern the process and the elected persons who have volunteered their services but are not necessarily conversant with the rules they must abide by or any pending issues to be resolved. Someone familiar with proper contract issuance would either save money or at least ensure that government got its money’s worth for services being paid for. Local government has its problems and many persons are quite discouraged for several reasons. • a lack of adequate funding to maintain the towns • responsible for only basic maintenance such as garbage collection and road verge cleaning • a lack of concern for local issues by central government • many persons nominating appear to want the position only for the title and the prestige and are not committed to improving their towns • little or no funding available for capital improvements However, we have to realize that if we did not have local government in place, many decisions now made locally would have to be sent to Nassau for approval. Many of us can remember the frustrations of that process. Even though local government has its drawbacks, we must work to make it effective. It will always need to be adjusted to accommodate current conditions. Communities change and local government has to be able to change to fulfill its mandate. The boards have yet to be appointed and begin their work. While appointing members to these boards, the Councils must look into their communities and select individuals with knowledge, understanding and vision. The decisions made by the boards can impact a town’s character in subtle but disturbing ways if not done carefully.

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9 Why subscribeReceiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed on issues such as: • Rresort & hotel development • Improvements to roads, airport, docks, schools, etc. • Phone and electric company changes • Fishing, boating & sporting activities • Immigration, taxes or duty changes • Changes to laws and regulationsFeb 2005Order The Abaconian Today• Community events • New business ventures • Changes in airline service • Actions by local government Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $40 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy #14, Lake Park, FL 33403 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below ARAWAK AGENCYC U S T O M S B R O K E R S 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 AllŽ is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida.has opened it’s new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge and many other five star services. We handle all your aircraft ground handling service needs the way you want. CHEROKEE AVIATION Tel.# 242-367-0525 Fax.# 242-367-0526 VHF 122.80P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.comCHEROKEE AIR Tel.# 242-3673450 Fax.# 242-3673451P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : info@cherokeeair.comCherokee Air Cherokee AviationBy Jennifer Hudson. Summer is here, U.S. schools are closed so now is the time when the best community-minded and hardworking students think about dedicating some of their time to serving others. Sixteen students from Woodland University Church in Rock Hill, South Carolina, led by six adult leaders, did just that when they completed a week of community service on Abaco, June 5 -12. These young people, ranging in age from 13 to 19 years, used the fellowship hall of the St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town as their base and painted the outside of the hall as part of their service. Two other projects were the re-shingling of a Dundas Town resident’s roof and exterior repair work to a house at Casuarina Point which had been badly damaged during the hurricanes last year. The venture was carried out through Methodist Habitat which is a hurricane relief organization working through the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church. This is the Rock Hill Church’s third mission trip to Abaco so marks the third summer visit for some members of the group. Director of Youth Ministries, Karen Kluever, team leader for the group, was initially planning for the students to visit Mexico this summer. But when discussing it with the young people she said that they felt very strongly that they should come here since they said, “You are always talking to us about relationships; these are our friends and if ever they need us, it’s now after the hurricanes.” So it was decided to return to Abaco once more. The students worked hard all year to earn the money for the trip and fund raisers were held at the church. Team members paid for their airfare, lodging and supplies. They also hired two cooks to prepare meals for them and they declared, “The wonderful Bahamian food was a highlight of the trip.” The teenagers were up early each morning to be on the job by 8 o’clock, and they returned weary but satisfied to their base at 4.30 each afternoon. The youngsters said that, while the work was challenging and was new to many of them, they gained much experience in skills such as how to put up a wall, shingle a house and “hammer in all directions.” After the work day was over, they enjoyed cooling off by swimming at Mermaid Beach. They also visited a Blue Hole and spent their last day in Hope Town. The young people were effusive in their praise of the hospitality they had received from the people of Abaco. “The people were so incredibly gracious and friendly and took such good care of us, it makes you want to stay forever! This has been a life changing experience which brings out the best in people.” On Sunday morning the students split into two groups. While half led worship at St. Andrews in Dundas Town, the remainder went over to Hope Town to lead the service at St. James. When asked if they would come again, they chorused, “In a heartbeat!”Methodist Youth Do Volunteer Work Volunteer Methodist groups from the United States have worked on many projects on Abaco since Hurricane Floyd in 1999. This group of young people from South Carolina recently spent a week doing home repairs and painting. Here they are reshingling a roof. Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island

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Page 10 The Abaconian July 1, 2005 Albury’s Ferry ServiceEnjoy Dinner in Romantic Hope TownFerry $20 RT*Late trips Fri & Sat only Leave Crossing Beach 12:15 2:00 4:00 5:45 9:0010:45 Return from Hope Town 1:303:00 4:009:45 11:30P.O. Box AB 20163, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-367-0290 or 242-367-3147 • afs@batelnet.bs News of the CaysGreen Turtle CayBy Annabelle Cross It is hard to imagine any months busier than June and December and June 2005 has been no exception! There seems to be so much going on as the school year comes to a close and we prepare for local government elections.The Island Roots FestivalThe Second Annual Island Roots Heritage Festival was a huge success that brought many relatives and friends to Green Turtle Cay. After months of fund raising and planning, it was finally time to celebrate our heritage! Knowing that only a few months ago the festival site still showed signs of hurricane damage and only a week before there was no electricity or stage, it was quite a feeling of accomplishment as the committee gathered at the site on Friday morning! So many hours and so much work had gone into making the festival possible. The construction of the stage, though very simple and temporary, was quite an achievement. One week before, the committee had a plan, but NO building materials and not one stage builder among the group! A few telephone calls and on Saturday we had materials and a construction Please see Cays Page 11 Nine Tiny Turtles graduated from Pre-school on June 23 and will attend the Amy Roberts Primary School in Green Turtle Cay next school year. They are, back,Nathan Roberts, Denzell Johnson, Elias Cooper, William Phillips, Daniel Albury and in the front Samantha Sawyer, Leia Lowe, Katelyn Curry and Darenique Ford. Primary school students of the Amy Roberts All-age School of Green Turtle Cay recently paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame Ivy Dumont, Governor-General, at Government House. The students were accompanied by Mrs. Maria Schrack, a teacher, Mrs. Mandy Roberts and Mrs. Trinia Cooper, parents. The Governor-General is seated with the children. Standing from left are Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Schrack and Mrs. Cooper.

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 Gold & Silver Jewellery, Bronze Sculpture & Nautical CuriosThe work of three generations of JohnstonsVisitors to our P P P P P ub & Gallery ub & Gallery ub & Gallery ub & Gallery ub & Gallery are always welcomeVisit Abaco’s 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 F F F F F riday riday riday riday riday 5pm Until 5pm Until 5pm Until 5pm Until 5pm UntilSee a different part of Abaco and have lunch at our beach front pub More News of the Cayscrew. It was truly a day of many hands making light work. Lunch was served at the site, and it was back to work to put the finishing touches. It is times like this that remind us how blessed we are to live in this community. The Island Roots Heritage Festival is successful because of a close knit community, a hard working committee and the guidance of the Abaco Tourist Office. The committee is grateful to everyone who helped in any way and especially to those persons who can be called on at the last minute and they give freely of their time. Even though the committee members were totally exhausted, they met the week after to set the dates for the 2006 festival. So mark your calendar for May 5, 6 and 7, 2006. And comments and suggestions are welcome. One of the highlights of this festival was having it filmed to be aired on the ZNS program Native Stew. Derek Catalano and Sean Johnson spent two days filming and interviewing not just at the festival site, but all over town. When it aired the following Thursday, we all sat glued to the television. They did an excellent job, and the entire show was an advertisement for our community. In less than 30 minutes they highlighted the two days of the festival and the community.School NewsThe past weeks have been busy for students as they got closer to the long awaited summer break. It was also busy for the students of Tiny Turtle Preschool. Nine Tiny Turtles will be moving on to the Primary level of their education. They graduated in a ceremony on June 23rd. The sixth grade students of Amy Roberts Primary raised money all year long for their field trip to Nassau. Accompanied by their teacher, Mrs. Maria Schrack, the children visited Government House, met with Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Cynthia Pratt, as well as Governor General Dame Ivy Dumont, swam with dolphins, petted snakes and enjoyed Atlantis. A few weeks before the field trip, sixth grade students Symone Cooper and Felicia Survance were selected to travel to Nassau to take part in the Primary School Student of the Year Competition. Both girls were awarded medals for their participation. The North Abaco Youth Council held a banquet to honour the top students in North Abaco. Amy Roberts Primary’ students who received the awards were Kai Survance (grade 1), Rebecca Roberts (grade 2), Kenneth Roberts (grade 3), Amanda McIntosh (grade 4), Blair Johnson and Quitel Charlton (grade 5) and Felicia Survance (grade 6). Congratulations and keep up the good work! On June 24th the 12 students of 6th grade had their farewell ceremony at the Gospel Chapel. Graduating from primary school were Alicia Bodie, Fernando Curry, Symone Cooper, Rickie North, Tyece M cInCaysFrom Page 10 The graduating class of the Amy Roberts Primary School will be heading to the mainland for further schooling when school opens next September. Please see Cays Page 12 A Full Lunch MenuMon. Tues. Thurs. Fri. 11:30 am 2:30 pm Sat. 9 am 2:30 pm Evening Dinner 6 10 pm same daysClosed WednesdaysSunday Dinner 6 10 pm Come by for our Saturday morning snacks Bar snacks 6 pm... untilRestaurantLive Music all open days by Estin SawyerCuban Cigars & Island FashionsHarbour-side Dining on our water front deckRestaurant Phone : 367-2366www.mangoesabaco.comConvenient dinghy dock for boaters Marina docks being reconstructed Closed Independence Day

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Page 12 The Abaconian July 1, 2005 J & J ELECTRIC BILL 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 tosh, Javon Reckley, Dillon Roberts, Denton Sawyer, Heather Sawyer, Lori Sawyer, Nicholas Schrack and Felicia Survance. The guest speaker was Rev. Carla Culmer, who encouraged them to “walk tall.” On the honor roll were Tyece McIntosh, Heather Sawyer, Nicholas Schrack and Felicia Survane. Receiving an honourable mention was Symone Cooper. Felicia Survance was the class valedictorian and Heather Sawyer received the annual Exemplary Award. In September these students will join their older friends for a ferry and bus ride to continue their education. Moving up the education ladder, congratulations to Raenell Lowe, Michelle Lowe, Shavon McIntosh, Cordell Roberts and Christopher Rutledge, who graduated from Forest Heights Academy. Raenell graduated at the top of the class maintaining a GPA of 4.0, was on the Principal’s list and was the valedictorian. Raenell is the daughter of Ray and Bessie Lowe. She will be attending college in the fall. And congratulations to Cassie McIntosh and Joan Pinder who graduated from S.C. Bootle High School. Further up the ladder to congratulate, Ashley Cash Driggers, who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Valdosta State University. Ashley is the daughter of Wade and Martha Cash and a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Congratulations to Michelle Sawyer, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in communicative disorders from the University of Central Florida. Michelle will return to pursue a Master’s Degree. She is the daughter of Brian and Caroline Sawyer and a graduate of Forest Heights Academy.Other Town NewsThe We Care Foundation is a fairly new organization that was formed to raise funds to support the local clinic. Over the years the clinic has become rundown and the hurricanes did further damage. Renovations are being carried out on the building, but the foundation would like to do more. They would like to update and add medical supplies and equipment so they have been busy rasing funds. On June 11 they organized a Walk-AThon. More than 30 persons walked approximately seven miles. It was an overcast day with a gentle breeze and everyone was able to finish, raising funds for the clinic. Ten persons nominated for the five local government seats on Green Turtle Cay. Green Turtle Cay is now its own District and its members will form a Council that will be responsible for its own affairs. It will no longer be a part of the North Abaco District Council. The five former members (David Bethell, Kola Wells, Lonnie Lowe, Greg Curry and Floyd Johnson) all nominated for reelection along with Roswell Sawyer, Lincoln Jones, Donnie Outten, Christopher Farrington and Leonard Lowe. In an elections held on Monday, June 27th, the voters elected Greg Curry, Chris Farrington, Floyd Johnson, Lonnie Lowe and Roswell Sawyer. Green Turtle Cay is bustling with activity as we enjoy the summer. The 30th Annual Regatta Time In Abaco kicks off with the Cheeseburger in Paradise Party on Fiddle Cay on July 1 and then the first race and awards party on July 2nd. Then we will celebrate the Bahamas’ Independence on July 10th. The fishermen are beginning preparations for the start of the 2005-2006 crawfish season and hoping that the Fisheries Department and the Police are patrolling the waters to protect our resources. Enjoy the summer and stay safe! More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 11 Administrator for North Abaco, Mr. Donald Cash, presented honor students of North Abaco with trophies and awards in a ceremony. He is shown here with Amy Roberts Primary honourees. Missing is Felicia Survance, who was on a field trip. Ashley Cash Driggers graduated from Valdosta State University. Michelle Sawyer graduated from the University of Central Florida.

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13Water Front Living at Its WorstAbout 3 a.m. onthe morning of June 25 Tyler Roberts of Man-O-War Cay was going from Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War when his boat missed the channel, went over the sea wall and ended up smashing through the bedroom window of a rental cottage. The couple who were sleeping in the room were awakened covered with broken glass. Fortunately, no one was injured. B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdTel: 367-2798 Fax: 367-5098 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure CayOpen Monday Saturday : 9 am 6 pm Ph: 367-2180 / Fax : 367-5241 Blue SkyGALLERYOriginal Art !" Prints !" Framing Originals byLou Lihou Anne Ray Shula Raney Alvin Moss William Johnson Malcolm Rae Photography by Tuppy Local Artists Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Lori Thompson Shamsi Cartwright Located Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourTel: 367.0579 More News of the CaysGreen Turtle Cay residents held a walk-a-thon to raise money to benefit the clinic. They are shown here starting up the hill for the seven-mile walk.

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Page 14 The Abaconian July 1, 2005 Oceanfrontier Log CabinsRental and Vacation Club Memberships On Beautiful Guana Cay Beach Six two-bedroom cabins sleep six, queen size bed in loft, kitchenette, private deck, full bath, short walk to townRent by the day or weekCall now 888-541-1616 or 519-389-4846 Website: www.oceanfrontier.com E-mail: info@oceanfrontier.com NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayProvided by Stone McEwan of the Abaco Club The Abaco Club on Winding Bay hosted its second annual beach party for the faculty and students from Every Child Counts School in Marsh Harbour. ECC is the only school on Abaco for children with special needs. In April 2004 the school received its first invitation to the club. The invitation included a well planned fun day at the beach organized by Mr. Gladstone”Stone” McEwan, Minister of Fun at the club. Unbeknown to all at that time, the event was destined to become an historic one in the annals of the club. This unique group of adults and children became the first to have a beach party at the Abaco Club since its inception by Mr. Peter de Savary, the founder of the Abaco Club on Winding Bay. When Mr. de Savary, a philanthropist of immense generosity, discovered how much the children enjoyed themselves, he made certain that the school continues to have such a day. The future of ECC fun day was secured by a commitment from him to host the group of children at least once annually at the club. The second ECC fun day was held on June 15th. With the school closing for their summer vacation on June 17th, the timing was perfect for a beginning-of-summer party. The organizer of this year’s event was Mr. Floyd Swain, the general manager at the club, assisted by his supporting staff. An added fun event for the happy troupe that was not available at the previous party was the putting range at the club’s golf course. The resident golf pro, Mr. Kenny Gargiulo, aided by his assistant Keno Lightbourn, gave the children putting lessons. “Tennis anyone?” was the cry from the club’s tennis pro, Mr. Keith Greene, who has worked with the children on numerous occasions in the past. He invited all to the clay courts where many of the students participated. In short, the event was a memorable one for students and teachers alike. If one asked anyone who attended what was the highlight of the day, including the superb lunch that was prepared by the club’s international chef, Mr. Samuel Favella and his competent staff, all would concur that it was Mr. Edward “Caligula” Richardson, the magician, who was flown in from Nassau to entertain Mr. de Savary’s guests. Known on stage as Caligula, he is a Bahamian magician who is sometimes known as the Magic Man. Throughout his career he has preformed in many European countries, in a number of the top hotels and casinos in the United States and in all of the casinos in The Bahamas. He is presently performing at Atlantis on Paradise Island. The Magic Man mesmerized over 40 pairs of eyes with his slight-of-hand magic feats. His performance involved audience participation in most of his tricks and illusions. The children took turns being his assistant which brought smiles of glee to their astonished faces. At the closing of one of the most exciting days in the school year for the students, Mr. de Savary said, “I missed the first party but made certain not to miss this one.” He went on to say, “All children are dear to me, but this special group is more endeared because they require much more love and attention.” Mrs. Lyn Major, the school’s founder and principal said, “We cannot thank Mr. de Savary and all of his attentive staff enough for their generosity and hospitality. The children can now begin their summer vacations with happy memories that will enhance the anticipation of returning to school at the beginning of the new school year.”ECC Students Enjoyed Day at Abaco ClubAn American Embassy ReminderStarting December 31, 2005 it is expected that all US citizens returning to the Unites States will need to have a passport to reenter from The Bahamas. The US passport will be the primary travel document for all US citizens. The US Embassy recommends that all foreign nationals get a visa. Even if Bahamians do not regularly travel to the U.S., they may need it for medical reasons or in case of an emergency. Making arrangements for someone to be admitted without a visa is difficult and time consuming. Family members will not, under any circumstances, be allowed to accompany a person with a medical emergency without proper documents.

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Page 16 The Abaconian July 1, 2005 Wireless Coverage for Boaters Out Island Inter.Net• Marsh Harbour All marinas, main anchorage & Boat Harbour Marina Hope Town Harbour anchorage Man-O-War anchorage White Sound, Elbow Cay Lubbers anchorage Guana Cay main harbour anchorage Guana Cay Fishers Bay anchorage Treasure Cay Marina & anchorage Little Harbour Entire settlement and AnchorageWireless@abacoinet.com367-3006New now sign-up onlineOpen Daily Open Daily Open Daily Open Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til’ Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed SundaysBy Jennifer Hudson The Bahamas Billfish Championship has been held annually since 1973 and in this its 32nd year enjoyed record participation. This world class fishing tournament consisting of five legs spans the months of April through June and all legs except for the second, which was this year held in Harbour Island, are held on Abaco. The first leg was held in Marsh Harbour from April 17 22nd followed by tournaments in Harbour Island, Spanish Cay, Treasure Cay and ending with the Boat Harbour Tournament from June 19 24. Grand prize and title sponsor is Rolex with John Bull, Abaco Gold and the Abaco Club at Winding Bay among the many secondary sponsors. Seventy-nine boats participated in the final Boat Harbour Tournament with boats ranging in size from 42 feet to 80 feet. This number was up about 14 boats from last year. The increased participation, according to a press release, “is the result of enthusiasm for changes in the release categories and the increased minimum length for boated blue marlin.” Boats may enter any or all of the tournaments with cumulative points determining the champions. The only fish which are allowed to be boated are blue marlin and in order to be boated must be longer than 105 inches. All white marlin, sailfish and spearfish must be released. Each time there is a release the boat will call in to the recording team at Boat Harbour and the data is noted. They call in when they first have a fish on the line and then again when it is released. A photograph is taken of each catch and on arrival at Boat Harbour the memory chip from the camera is presented for recording and catches are verified using these time and date stamped digital images. Affidavits are also signed by all participants fishing on a team to further confirm that the fish was released in accordance with tournament rules. All lines are pulled in at four o’clock each day. Winners in the 2005 Boat Harbour Tournament were Reelin and Dealin in first place, Uno Mas second and Therapy third. All released the same number of fish so the winner was based on time. Reelin and Dealin was also the top release team. Overall Championship winners were Perfect Parts first place; Cerveza second and Fa La Me third. Top release team was Perfect Parts The Bahamas Billfish Tournament provides a significant contribution to Abaco’s economy each year and the committee estimates that during this prestigious tournament approximately $20,000 per week per tourist is spent on accommodation, air fare, fuel, groceries, entertainment, travel, liquor and other supplies. The entry fee alone for each of the tournaments is $1,500. Normally, while the crew stays on the boat, the owner and his wife (and family if they come) will stay in the hotel providing just about full occupancy for Abaco Beach Resort and sometimes even overflowing to other hotels. Registration takes place on Sunday in preparation for fishing on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday is Lay Day when the participants are free to explore the island and cays and patronize local businesses. The event committee plans only three social events on property during each tournament to encourage participants to frequent other restaurants in town. Sapodilly’s and the Jib Room benefit greatly during this time. Although the tournament lasts five days, typically the participants will stay 10 days to two weeks. The awards banquet is held in the pavilion on the Friday night when the chef of the Abaco Beach Hotel provides dinner for 350 persons and the bar staff are kept constantly busy. Mr. John Neophytou, Manager of the Abaco Beach Hotel and Boat Harbour, employs between 10 and 20 additional staff during the tournaments to service the increased demand. According to Mr. Al Behrendt, organizer of the event, the economic impact to the community represents about $1.5 million dollars per tournament. In addition to the championship prize of an expense paid trip to participate in the 2005 Riviera Lizard Island Black MarlinBahamas Billfish Championship Is Over Please see Tournaments Page 17 Overall winner of the Bahamas Billfish Championship was Allan Bir on Perfect Parts from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Mr. Bir is largest manufacturer of tungsten in the United States. He is presented here with a Rolex watch by Rick Hazlewood of John Bull. He and his crew will be given an all expense paid trip to compete in the 2005 Riviera Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic championship in Australia. He also received a two year lease on a new $40,000 Lincoln pick up truck which he gave to his crew.

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 17 Parrot PointSugar Loaf Cay only a few hundred yards from the Eastern Shores, Marsh Harbour US $4,000,000 grossExclusive Listing Viewing by Appointment onlyABACO REAL ESTATEP.O.Box AB-20404 • Marsh Harbour, Abaco,BahamasTel : (242) 367-2719 Fax : (242) 367-2359 www.abacobahamas.comContact Bill Thompson: 477-5712 Lil’ Bill Albury or Elaine Thompson “A one of a kind property”. Features 4.96 +/acres with 1/2 mile of water frontage. A private marina (100’ x 100’) with 278 lineal feet of dock space, 4 1/2 feet at low tide. Amenities include : Main house with storage 1580 sq. ft. Guest house 1000 sq. ft. Both fully furnished with screened porches, breathtaking views, beautifully landscaped, stand by generator / work shop (electricity and water from eastern shores), Dock House, Boat Ramp too many features to listMUST see to appreciate. Abaco FSC Abaco FSC Abaco FSC Abaco FSC Abaco FSCA Bahamian Financial Service Corporation Investment Fund Administration! ! ! Fund Formation and Licensure ! ! Articles of Association and Offering Memorandums! ! ! Shareholders registration, issuance and redemption of shares ! ! All accounting and administration including monthly financial statements, partner statements, and NAV calculations ! ! Government compliance Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider! ! ! International Business Companies (IBC’s) incorporation and registration ! ! Central Bank applications "! "! "! "! "! Registered agent services " " Custodial and local account administration "! "! "! "! "! Serve as director, nominee shareholder, officer, or local agent ! ! Government compliance Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting! ! ! Dedicated to e-commerce and client communication through the internet ! ! Data storage of all client documents (both hard and soft copies) ! ! Monthly, quarterly, or annual preparation of financial statements ! ! Bank reconciliations, Payroll, Accts Payable, and Accts ReceivableMemorial Plaza, Suite 202, P.O.Box AB-20763, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas Tel: 242-367-0220 Fax: 707-516-7765 Washers, Dryers Microwaves Stoves, Fridges Freezers Phones, Satellites Car Stereo System Stereos, Speakers WE NOW CARRY FLAT SCREEN TV’SEvery Day Great Low PricesA/C UNITS ON SALEAbaco Distributors Ltd. Ph : (242) 3672265 (242) 367-2128 Classic championship in Australia, the first place winner receives many other prizes including a Rolex watch from John Bull, and a specially designed tournament gold ring from Abaco Gold and Sand Dollar shop. The BBC committee instituted a scholarship programme in 2000 which is administered by the Lyford Cay Foundation in Nassau for Bahamian students who want to study abroad for degrees related to the marine industry. Between $75,000 and $100,000 per year is added to the endowed fund. Brenda Fletcher, assistant organizer, stressed the way in which the wives of tournament participants try to immerse themselves in activities within the community to help make a strong economic impact. “They spend a lot of money,” she says. “They also bring their jewelry over to Abaco to be reconditioned each year as the quality of workmanship here far exceeds what they can obtain back home and the service is all personalized.” This year, for the first time, the ladies were invited to a People To People luncheon organized specially for them by the Ministry of Tourism at which a silent auction raised funds for the humane societies of Abaco. The ladies said, “We were delighted to be able to assist this worthy cause.” Much valuable exposure is gained for Abaco from these tournaments as they are widely advertised abroad in Billfishing Magazine and other major sporting publications.Tournaments Make Major Economic Impact TournamentsFrom Page 16 Hints for Helping Our Environment• Recycle RebuildFriends of the Environment Presents Rethink Reduce Reuse

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Page 18 The Abaconian July 1, 2005 I have been searching the internet extensively the past month planning our vacation and I must tell you, your website is the nicest and most user friendly I have come across... thank youŽSubmitted by client of Waterways Boat Rentals to Samantha Sands www.waterwaysrentals.comvisit our clients sites:www.blueberryhilllanding.com www.waterwaysrentals.com www.schoonerslanding.com Live support Monday-Friday!(Just call for immediate assistance 8:30am-4:30pm)Free web hosting for 6 Months!(With all new websites)Search engine registration $99(Makes your site easy to find on the internet! Reg. $199)(203)389-3304outislands@underthepalms.com www.underthepalms.comSite changes & updates made within 24-hours!10 years in the out islands White Sound, Elbow Cay FULL SERVICE MARINA• 50 Deepwater Slips Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice Fresh Water Garbonzo Reef Bar WATERFRONT VILLAS One, two & three bedroom units On the ocean & harbour Full kitchen/air cond/sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : seasprayres@oii.net • www.seasprayresort.comBoat House Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House R R R R R es es es es es t t t t t aur aur aur aur aur ant ant ant ant antCome for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Stew Fish Chicken Souse Cornbeef & Grits Steam Sausage & Grits Remember Hope Town Marsh Harbour ferry service on Friday and Saturday nights Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery By Jennifer Hudson The second native plant fair entitled Native and Exotic Plants in The Bahamas was held at the Friends of the Environment office on June 11 and was well attended by plant lovers from as far as Treasure Cay, Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay. Presenter was Keith Bradley from the Institute of Regional Conservation, Miami, Florida, who has carried out studies in The Bahamas and is endeavouring to do even more work here. His aim was to increase the awareness of the differences between native and exotic species. “A native plant simply occurs in the right place within its original historic range. It grows naturally in its environment and has not been brought in by people,” said Mr. Bradley, while admitting how difficult it is to know what was here before Columbus as there are no historical records. “On the reverse side are the exotics which are plants which have been brought from somewhere else, either by people on purpose or even unwittingly as seeds on people’s shoes. The exotics have been introduced as landscape plants. While diversity is good, it is unfortunate as some species do just what they want and spread too rapidly,” explained Mr. Bradley. “For instance, the poinciana which is a native of Madagascar is considered a pest in Florida. The non-native trees can start to invade natural areas or farms. The schefflera or Queensland umbrella tree, while producing a beautiful inflorescence, is an example of a tree which grows very aggressively. The lantana (sage) plant is great for attracting butterflies but is one of the world’s worst pest plants. Some exotic plants such as the Australian pines (casuarinas) cause coastal erosion so we start losing our beaches. Exotic plants are continuously brought into The Bahamas.” Native plants have several advantages. Trees such as our national tree, the Lignum Vitae, are beautiful, slow growing and part of our national heritage. They are important to birds, butterflies and other natural wildlife. Cultivation is easier as they require less water and chemicals. The Bahamas has at least 120 plants that grow nowhere else in the world. Our unique plants include some species of orchids, Lucayan thoroughwort, wild pine and certain palms. Mr. Bradley urged Bahamians not to follow the Florida example of clearing pines. Only 1.8 percent of the original pine forests are now left in Florida due to their removal for uncontrolled development. Though the pines in Florida are a different species from the pines in The Bahamas, the difference is really small. They are, in fact, very closely related and cross pollination may have taken place but the Caribbean pine is better suited to conditions in The Bahamas. One of the questions asked at the end of the presentation was regarding plants being moved from island to island within The Bahamas. Mr. Bradley recommended that plants should remain on their specific islands where they will do best as there is a large climatic shift across The Baha mas. Informative flyers, which had been prepared by the Friends of the Environment on both native Bahamian plants and invasives, were available at the end of the meeting. People who attended were invited to select a native Bahamian plant to take home to plant in their garden with the request that they remove an invasive and plant the native in its place.Native Plants Were Featured at FairMr. Keith Bradley, a biologist who specializes in invasive species, was the presenter at a native plant fair organized by Friends of the Environment. He urged Abaconians to use native plants in their landscaping and not to clear pine trees from their property. Friends gave native plants to attendees hoping to encourage them to remove an invasive plant and replace it with a native plant. Shown here are David Knowles, a Friends’ director and Department of Agriculture officer for Abaco, Mr. Bradley, Anita Knowles, Friends’ director and Secretary, and Erin Pagliaro, Friends’ President.

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19 Boats equipped with:VHF • Bimini Top • Cooler Anchor & Lines • Compass Dive Ladder • Life Jackets Paddle • Flares • Flashlight Fire Extinguisher • First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously MaintainedOur Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26’ Paramount$1295 23’ Albury Bros$1015 22’ Boston Whaler$ 945 20’ Albury/Hydra$ 910 18’ Privateer$ 665 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 Marine ElectronicsCapt. Pat and Ann McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repair of: Web: www.merlinsmarine.com E-mail: merlin@abacoinet.com VHF CH 16 Mon Fri 8-5 F.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained Technician At the Jib Room. Marsh Harbour Marina Tel: 242-367-2163Fax 242-367-3388 SIMRAD By Portia Jonsson Summer is here, school is out and the question at hand is: What are you going to do with your kids? The biggest question is how to keep them safe and happy while you work away the summer months. Fortunately, there are a slew of wonderful programs for children of all ages this summer. The Assemblies of God will be staging its annual Bahamas Youth Camp at Camp Abaco. The Youth Camp is divided into three age groups: Junior Camp for ages 7-9 from July 4th-July 9th, the Intermediate Camp for ages 10-12 from July 11th-July 16th and the Teen Camp for ages 13 and up from July 18th-July 23rd. Special features will include quizzes, puppet shows, stories, inspiring services, camp choir, swimming, games, gospel films, skits, athletic events and great meals. For applications and more information call 366-3021 or 477-5144. Applications should be mailed to Camp Abaco, P.O. Box AB-20595, Marsh Harbour, Abaco. The CyberLearning Center is hosting a summer program at the school offering reading, mathematics, Spanish, music, high school math, arts and crafts, games and much more. The camp hours are either two half days sessions 9 a.m. 12 Noon, 1 p.m. 4 p.m. or a full day session 9 a.m. 4 p.m. There are six oneweek sessions that run from June 20th – July 29th. For more information please call 367-5757. Take a walk on the wild side with Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel’s Serengeti Trek during their one-week Vacation Bible School. The fun begins July 4thJuly 8th from 9:30 a.m. 12 Noon. The Bible school will feature crafts, games, puppets, music, snacks and lots of fun. Call Rich or Tica at 365-6418 for more information. Other churches like St. Andrews Methodist in Dundas Town and Church of Christ in Marsh Harbour also stage Bible schools during the summer holiday. Please check with them for more information and details concerning dates and times. For kids summertime is a time to relax, rest up and not worry about schoolwork. But that does not mean that reading cannot be a part of summertime fun. The Marsh Harbour Public Library will be open Mondays from 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. during the summer months.Summer Means Fun Programs for KidsMissing Plane Was Not Found Three Presumed DeadA search for a missing plane was initiated when the plane did not arrive in Fort Pierce, Florida, on June 18. The Piper Aztec was en route from Treasure Cay to Fort Pierce when it was lost to the radar at about 11 a.m. about 25 miles southeast of Vero Beach, Florida. Three persons were aboard the plane, Joseph Helseth, Paulette Helseth and Scott Sheline, all from Vero Beach. It is believed that they were visiting friends in Treasure Cay. The pilot of the plane radioed air traffic control in Miami that he would be flying low because of bad weather. The Coast Guard organized a search assisted by boats in the area looking for any sign of the missing plane. No debris or sign of life was found after a day of searching. Advertise in The Abaconian

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Page 20 The Abaconian July 1, 2005 CITIZENS AGAINST CRIMEKeeping your neighbourhood safe since 2001. We need your help to keep going. Donations can be sent to: Citizens Against Crime P.O.Box AB-20095 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas or call Randy Key at (242) 367-2674 By Jennifer Hudson The People to People program on Abaco hosted a luncheon and silent auction for spouses of participants in the Bahamas Billfish Championship Fishing Tournament. The Ministry of Tourism Abaco Office organized the event on June 23rd at Government House in Marsh Harbour. The aim of the event was to try to re-ignite the People to People programme, providing an opportunity for People to People volunteers and guests to mingle and at the same time raise funds for the humane societies of Abaco. The People to People programme was begun many years ago in Nassau and has been very successful, providing tea parties once a month for visitors at Government House and other opportunities for tourists to link up with Bahamians of similar interests who host them and provide a unique Bahamian experience for them. The programme was started on Abaco in 1992 and has an enrollment of 100 volunteers though only 35 are active. Dave and Kathy Ralph of the Abaconian were two of the very first volunteers having been in the original 20 to sign up. Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Director of the Ministry of Tourism’s Abaco office, was very pleased at the number of people who turned out for this first-time event on Abaco despite the inclement weather and looks forward to further such events. “We decided to hold this event at Government House,” said Ms. Outten, “since similar events are held at Government House in Nassau and this is a beautiful location with spectacular views.” Island Administrator Revis Rolle welcomed the guests and gave a short talk on Abaco. After making their bids on items in the silent auction which were donated by local artists and craftsmen, guests enjoyed a buffet luncheon donated by several Marsh Harbour restaurants. The visitors expressed their appreciation of the occasion saying how they enjoyed having the opportunity of meeting new people from the community while supporting a good cause. All proceeds went to the humane societies of Abaco to support them in their work of spaying and neutering. Humane society volunteers work on the mainland and the cays and encourage anyone who wants any animal spayed or neutered to contact either of the vets in Marsh Harbour. All a person needs to do is get their animal to the vet’s office and the charge will be taken care of by the humane Society. The Humane Societies are doing all they can to reduce the number of stray and unwanted animals and appeal to owners to have their animals fixed; it is the kindest thing to do. They also implore owners to be responsible and realize that when they accept an animal it becomes their responsibility for life. One does not abandon an animal after it has left that cute puppy or kitten stage because it looks less adorable. The Humane Societies wish to extend their thanks to the Ministry of Tourism, all who donated items for the auction, provided food or helped in any way.People to People Hosts LuncheonA reception was held at the Administrator’s home in Marsh Harbour for the spouses of the sportfishermen involved in the Bahamas Billfish Tournament at Boat Harbour. The party was held on June 23 and was hosted by the Ministry of Tourism through their People to People program and included a luncheon and a raffle of art work donated by local artists. Senior Administrator for Central Abaco, Mr. Revis Rolle, in the foreground, welcomed the guests. The money raised will be donated to the humane societies of Abaco. Support the Cancer SocietyDonate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop Call 367-3744 for info

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 21 Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. JacksonvilleRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 • Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP Jacksonville• Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderProgress ReportThe young people continue to have their volleyball games and sell hamburgers on the weekends trying to raise money for their Recreation Center. Please continue to support them whenever and however you can.Our “Long Dock”It seems work has again halted on the repairs to the Long Dock. What must it take for a few strong men to give a little of their time to help finish it so we can all enjoy it. We know most of you are working at fulltime jobs (and have been kept very busy since last year’s hurricanes), but even an hour during these long summer days or on a weekend would help immensely. Already there has been many hours of labour invested in its rebuilding and we wouldn’t want to loose it to another high water surge. The dock has been repaired with every one of the support pole being stabilized by cross pieces to insure added strength. It is felt that if it is not finished before rough seas occur with this present hurricane season that is already upon us, it will be weakened and possibly lost again. Donators have been very generous and have come from all over including local merchants, second-home owners, our fishermen, local government and many friends and family who feel a nostalgic connection to “Little Cherokee.” We could not finish the job without them, but the necessary materials are there. What we need now are strong arms to do the work.School NewsUpdate on Rock-A-Thon The student’s efforts at five hours of rocking realized $l,473 towards their planned trip to the Pineapple Festival, and we wish to thank all those who so generously sponsored the kids so that they could have this experience. June 10th was Fun Day The Stingrays won over the Marlins 206 points to 198 points. Competition included the egg and spoon race, three-legged race, sack race and wheelbarrow race as well as a watermeloneating contest and a water balloon toss. Ribbons were awarded to the winners and refreshments were served afterwards. The rivalry was fierce, but win or loose, everyone had a good time. Beach Party The annual beach party and sand castle contest was held on June 17 at the Long Dock. First Place for the Sand Castle Competition was won by Laceton Glynton and visitors Michael and Jeffery Pinder, who all won a hamburger at Ms. Diane’s Lunchroom. In Second Place were Cruz Turnquest and Tyler Albury and Third Place was won by Juliet Weatherford and Tyler Sawyer. Rules for building stipulated that they must use only things they find on the beach to enhance their sand castles. This day at the beach is something the children all look forward to with great expectations of the last day of the school year and the beginning of summer vacation just around the corner. New students next year will include Brandon Sands, Adrian Williams and Briana Sweeting. Older students leaving for Marsh Harbour schools include Chandi Lowe and Enisha Stubbs. Pineapple Festival A group of 28 persons had the opportunity to attend the annual Pineapple Festival in Eleuthera the first of this month. From all accounts everyone had a great time, but we thought you might like to hear about it from some of the students in their own words. Our Flight Over By 10-year-old Tyler Albury Some of the students from Cherokee Primary School went to Eleuthera on a field trip.We had to be at the airport at 10:30 to weigh in so that the pilots would know where to put us on the plane. While we were waiting for the planes to come, we were sampling their coffee and buying things to eat or drink. When the plane came, we all got our luggage and got on our planes. When we were going to take off, the pilot told all of us we had to fasten our seat belts. I got to be co-pilot. The pilot checked out his instrument panel and the plane started to go fast down the runway but the pilot was good. On the way we saw birds and trees and water. The flight was about an hour long. When we were getting ready to land, the trees seemed get bigger, then we hit the runway. The pilot turned off the engine and got out. The luggage men came and got the luggage. Then we waited for the other plane to come. We all went to the airport and got in the cars. Governors Harbour By 9-year-old Terence Albury On Eleuthera we stayed in Governors Harbour at a hotel called Quality Inn Cigatoo. The rooms were nice. They had air conditioners and television. The comforters on the bed had brightly colored flowers printed on them. On the side of the hotel there was a pool and a large tennis court. There was also a restaurant. Their breakfast was good. We had fun on the tennis court even though we only played once. I played with my friend William and Mr. Steven. William was getting all the balls that Mr. Steven was knocking of the court. We saw about 130 pigeons in one afternoon. I wished pigeon season was open and I had a gun. We visited Cupids Cay. This was where the first settlement at Governors Harbour was. There are many old buildSouth Abaco NewsThe Cherokee Sound Primary School crowned their 2005 Talent Night King and Queen. Shown here are Donovan Hepburn, Dre Hepburn, Juliet Weatherford and Dominique Chea. Please see South Page 25

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Page 22 The Abaconian July 1, 2005 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 Potter’s Cay Dock Nassau, New ProvidenceServing Marsh Harbour and the Cays with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach• Departing Palm Beach Weekly service* 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 New Agent Joins H.G. ChristieDerek Lee, Abaco District Managing Broker for H.G. Christie, Ltd. Real Estate, proudly announces that Mr. Neil Aberle has joined the company’s team as Estate Agent for Central Abaco and the cays. He has recently moved from Eleuthera where he has worked with H.G. Christie for the past two years. Mr. Aberle was born in Nassau and educated in The Bahamas and England. He attended Oxford University, graduating in 1989 with a degree in Philosophy and Psychology. After completing his education, he worked in London for almost two years before returning to his native Bahamas to start a publishing company, Aberland Publications Ltd., which he ran as publisher for over ten years. People in the NewsNeil Aberle In 2004 Mr. Aberle spearheaded the launch of H.G. Christie’s Harbour Island office, bringing the complement of out-island offices at that time to 11. His recent move to Abaco coincides with the opening of the Hope Town and Green Turtle Cay offices in June 2005, joining what is the most extensive and professional real estate team on Abaco. Mr. Aberle lives on Elbow Cay with his wife Rachael and their daughter Summer.Honor Students Receives ScholarshipAmanda Sawyer, a sophomore psychology major, was awarded a Reuther Scholarship at an Honors Convocation at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. She was one of four students to receive this scholarship. To earn this achievement Amanda had to maintain an outstanding academic record. She is the daughter of Trevor and Jennifer Sawyer of Cherokee Sound. The editor regrets that the wrong picture of Amanda was in the June 15 issue. She was named a President’s Scholar at Florida Sounthern College for maintaining a 4.0 GPA.Realtor Is HonouredGeorge Damianos of Damianos Realty Company in Nassau has been named among the top luxury specialists in the country by Unique Homes a magazine of luxury real estate. As a recipient of this honor he is featured in the Luxury Water Front Specialist section of the June/July 2005 issue of Unique Homes. Amanda SawyerSupport Citizens Against Crime Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Burns House with Mount Gay Rum & Corona Bristol Cellars, Burns House with Mount Gay Rum & Corona Bristol Cellars, Burns House with Mount Gay Rum & Corona Bristol Cellars, Burns House with Mount Gay Rum & Corona Bristol Cellars, Burns House with Mount Gay Rum & Corona Bristol Cellars, Continental Connection, Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club Continental Connection, Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club Continental Connection, Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club Continental Connection, Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club Continental Connection, Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club3 Race Fleets to accommodate every sailor PHRF Fleet • Light to medium displacement RTIA Fleet • Heavier displacement w/PHRF rating Mother Tub Fleet for Cruising Boats (We assign ratings) Multi Hull Fleet Celebrating 3oth AnniversaryRegatta Time In Abaco July 1-9th, 2005 Fri 1st12 Noon Cheesburgers in Paradise Beach Party at Fiddle Cay Fri 1stInitial Skipper’s Meeting 6 p.m. at Settlement Point, New Plymouth, GTC Sat 2ndRace 1 off Green Turtle Cay; Evening Street Party, Food & Awards for race 1 Sun 3rdLay Day Party at Blue Water Grill, Guana Cay Mon 4thRace 2 “Round-the-Islands” off Guana Cay; Evening party at Nipper’s, Live Music Tues 5thLay Day Optional tour to Pete’s Pub & Little Harbour, Party at Jib Room sponsored by Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club Wed 6thRace 3 off Man-O-War Cay, Crossing Beach Street Party and awards for races 2 & 3 Live music, RTIA benefit bar by Abaco Rotary Club, Food booths by Bahamian vendors, Junkanoo Thurs 7thLay Day Dinghy Hunt sponsored by Merlin’s Marine, Party at Conch Crawl Restaurant Fri 8thRace 4 “Round-the-Islands” to Hope Town, Party at Hope Town Harbour Lodge Sat 9thRace 5 off Marsh Harbour; Party, Awards for races 4 & 5 and Overall Final Awards at the Jib Room in Marsh Harbour

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23 Diamente Dental ClinicDr. J. Denise Archer D.D.S. Garnett Archer Mem. Blvd., Suite #6 P.O. Box AB 20579 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Website: www.diamantedental.com (appointments can be made online) Tel: 242-367-4968 • Fax: 242-367-3001 Emergency 242-554-8327 Email: dentalspecialistabaco@yahoo.com • Dr. Barry L. Russell July 22 of the Bahamas Orthodontic Center Orthodontics (Braces) • Dr. Kendal Major July 20 Periodontics (gum disease) Implants • Dr. J. Denise Archer Mondays Saturdays General Dentistry Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) available Boat Model byHartieAlburyRoyal Harbour Village in Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0137 www.theconchpearl.com This is a beautifully made model boat, in precise scale, of a Cherokee Sound fishing smack. Smacks like this were built in Cherokee by master builder Bennie Sawyer and were sailed in Abaco until the early 50's. Smacks are no longer built here but history is kept alive by two artists, Hartie Albury and Carroll Sawyer. Their smacks are one of a kind, built to scale and finished with authentic detail. Exclusively on Abaco at Conch Pearl Galleries The funeral for James Jimmy McBride 43, of Hard Bargin, Moore’s Island, was held on June 25th Soul Seeking Evangelistic of Churches International in Hard Bargin. Pastor Anthony Williams officiated assisted by Bishop Daron Sturrup Sr, Pastor Nixon and Pastor Preston Knowles. Interment was in the Bight Public Cemetery, Moore’s Island. He is survived by his wife, Betty Viola McBide; daughters Lakisha, Felecia and Jermeka McBride; sons Frisco and Cordero McBride; stepson Anthony Taylor; grandchildren Donimic Hield Jr and Frisco McBride Jr; sisters Ruthmae McBride, Bethsheda Mott and Renay Russell; brothers Alfred, Maxwell, Edroy, Utlas, Kingston, Earline McBride, Ednal Swain, Cardinal Gaitor and Percy McBride; uncles Richie and Kingsley McBride and Lawrence Swain; aunt Alice McBride; mother-in-law Doris Dawkins; aunts-in-law Doreen Williams and Pleasant Lee; uncle-in-law John Lee; sistersin-law Madine, McKell, Linda, Vernita, Winifred and Delores McBride, Margrete Swain, Dorothy Bryan, Brenda Lockhart, Charlene Bevins and Naomi Bain; brothersin-law Kevin Mott, Hank Russell, James Todd, Cyril Bullard and Calvin Dawkins; nephews Nigel, Jeremy, Alfred Jr, Kemeo, Romeo, Elroy, Raheem, Khadafy, Dencil, Kingston Jr, Kenton, James, Cardinal Jr, Shaquell, Gregory Jr, Cameron, Brandon, James, Fred, Jeffery, Micheal, Edward, Garnet, Quintein, Valentino, Bernadino, Curtis, Brent, Keith; nieces Eunitta, Eulissa, Kaynisha, Maxverna, Khadijah, Nicole, Sharanda, Royann, Zhane, Vanessa, Shatara, Ashley, Kavanti, Ebony, Thelia, Francheska, Hanknique, Doris, Deborah, Clemmy, Linda, Rochelle, Rita, Essie, Atlane, Beatrice, Anna, Judy, Monique, Charlotte, Kim Vandrea, Jessica, Tanya, Rose; grandnieces; grandnephews; cousins; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral of Clifton Rolle, 67, of Moores Island was held on June 25 in Nassau. Pastor Nixon Simms and Bishop Samuel Green officiated assisted by other ministers. Interment was in Nassau. He is survived by sons Israel, Arlington, Jarval, Mark and Ross Rolle and Pastor Nixon Simms; daughter Vivian Swain; grandchildren Ashley, Isranique and Isron Rolle, Angelique, Devon and D.J. Ferguson, Vivanique, Wendea, Alexis, Kenya, Keva, Kendrick, Kenstallon, Kamilah and Kaylor Simms, Shelton and Shanton Rolle; greatgrandson Joshua Simms; sister Henrietta Rolle; brothers Udie and Joshua “Baby” Rolle and Wilmore “Slater” Rolle; aunt Dorothy Miller; nieces Carolyn, Patricia, Andrea, Fontella, Angela, Etheria, Patronella, Gigi, Patricia, Lenora, Margaret and Michelle Rolle, Kenny Robinson, Dora Dianne and Anastacia Hanna, Phillipa Pinder, Carolyn Moxey, Deidre and Elizabeth Taylor, Linda Hepburn, Jacqueline Mitchell, Cheryl Lightbourne, Patrice Riley, Yolanda Hilton, Petrona Campbell, Shantel Dames, Pamela Jones, Shaneta Greaves, Deborah Richardson; nephews Rev. Paul Rolle, John, Henry, Charles, Curtis, Steven, Richard, Troy, Udie Jr., Stanford, Emerson, Milton, Willard Jr., Dereck, Michael, Keith and Craig Rolle and Philip Taylor; son-in-law Alexander Swain; daughters-in-law Jennifer Simms, Angela and Sheinque Rolle; sistersin-law Irene, Sheila, Theresa and Marjorie Rolle; brother-in-law Wilfred Taylor; godchildren Basil Stuart and Annie Darville and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Ena Mae Parker 54, of Murphy Town was held on June 18th at the Zion Baptist Cathedral in Murphy Town. Pastor John McIntosh officiated assisted by Bishop Neil C. Ellis. Internment was in the Murphy Town Cemetery. She is survived by her husband Jonathan Parker; children Kenneth Cornish, Shandlene and Jonette Parker; mother Christine Simms; grandchildren Kennisha, Sheoka, Raheem, Riveanna and Ken-Caminitti Cornish; daughter-in-law Juliette Cornish; sisters Eulamae Gomez, Christine Dean, Susan Knowles, Jacqueline Johnson, Gelita Lewis, Yvonne Rolle, Edith, Florina and Marilyn Simms; brothers Donald, Sherwood, John, Cyril and Jonathan Simms; aunts Marilyn Ingraham, Vernell Davis, Marjorie McDonald, Araminta and Bernice Simms; mother-in-law Inez Gaitor; sistersin-law Gennive, Leta, Agatha and Linda Simms, Dorothy Rolle, Patricia Rutherford, Maria Strachan, Carol and Sonia Parker; brothers-in-law Venable Gomez, Rev. Christopher Dean, Joseph Knowles, Franklyn Johnson, Alphonso Lewis, Timothy Rolle and Kenneth Parker; adopted children Dorothy Jones, Donna Pete, Dorothy Newbold, Delene Wilmott, Teshon Lockhart, Cornell Rolle and Chistopher Wallace; nieces; nephews; grandnieces; grandnephews; cousins and many other relatives and friends. Laura Rena Malone 86, of Nassau died at her residence on June 10. Her funeral was held in Nassau on June 17 with Pastor Allan R. Lee officiating. Interment was in Nassau. Mrs. Malone was predeceased by her husband William Berlin Malone and her grandson Bronson Malone. She is survived by son William Don Malone; daughter Laura Thelma Lowe; son-inlaw Paul Lowe; grandchildren Madonna Glatz, Merinda Leach and AmyBeth Lowe; grandsonsin-law Christopher Glatz and Gregory Leach; great-grandchildren Bronson and Madison Glatz; sister Enid Sands; and many other relatives and friends.Obituaries of Family and Friends

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Page 24 The Abaconian July 1, 2005 Elections were held in only six areas of Abaco. Nine people nominated on Grand Cay. Since their Council has five members, an elections was held there. The Grand Cay Council will be comprised of Roosevelt Curry, Doralyn Ann Rolle-Curry, Allison RolleHeild, George Russell and McGarrett Russell. The Hope Town District had only one town holding an election. Guana Cay had three persons nominate for one seat on the Council. The candidate with the most votes on Guana Cay was Glenn Laing. He will serve with Jeremy Sweeting from Man-OWar and Roy Cash from Hope Town. The the next level. We need guidance from God and participation from the wider community. We will go more to the community, try our best to involve the community in decision making and work in the community. Council will have to put the garbage problem at the forefront. I am sure something can be done. It will be given priority and I hope it will come to a quick resolution.” Cubell Davis, Jr., Chief Councillor, when asked how he felt about his new position remarked, “It has been a long time coming. I have waited patiently and worked my way up through the ranks first as Committee member, then Deputy Chairman and Chairman, then Deputy Chief Councillor and now this time as Chief Councillor. I have finally reached and felt that I should have been that person.” Regarding his goals, he stated that he would like to see better communication between government heads of department, Council and Administrator. “Also as Chief Councillor I will try my best before any decision is made to contact all or at least the majority of Councillors so that we can make the best decision for Central District.” When asked about areas he intends to work on, he mentioned firstly, the airport situation saying that he intends to work with government to better the airport situation. Secondly, he will tackle the problem of the Marsh Harbour garbage dump which is now used also by Hope Town, Man-O-War Cay and Guana Cay. He will work with government to see how best to correct the problem. Regarding the question put to him regarding the problem of garbage in Murphy Town, he will sit with the contractor to work out a deal for twice-a-week garbage collection instead of just once-a-week. He will also try to educate people how to manage their garbage and will work along with the Ministry of Health on this problem. He will try to put more money into the garbage contract so that garbage can be collected from Great Cistern now that the road has been paved. The statement by Yvonne Key, Deputy Chief Councillor, when asked her opinion on the outcome of the morning was, “Absolutely wonderful.” She is looking forward to working with Cubell “Star” Davis and feels that they will work well together. In fact, she is of the opinion that the 23 people elected to the three Town Committees “will all work together well and make an excellent team.” Leonard Knowles, one of the unsuccessful candidates in the Murphy Town constituency, was nevertheless at the courthouse for the swearing in ceremony and expressed his hope, “Now that the people have spoken, those who have been elected will have the ability and wherewithal to work for the benefit of their townships.” He said that it was unfortunate that people like himself and Joe Hudson did not get the opportunity to serve because they are, he felt, more qualified than any of the persons elected. “However, the people have spoken and we have to go along with that and hope that the people elected will work for the benefit of the townships. Abaco is one of the leading islands and so has to be an example to the rest. I hope they will keep that focus in their minds.” Minister of Local Government will be appointing two additional members from ManO-War and two more members from Hope Town to make up a Town Committee of seven members. The South Abaco District had only one areas which held elections. Casuarina Point/ Bahama Palm Shores had three nominate for two seats. The winners were Rex Albury and Anseln Woodside. The Moore’s Island District elected five members of their Council. The winners were Tommy Dames, Patricia Rebecca Knowles, Lillian Laing, Sherman Derick Stuart and Esther Williams.Local Govt. Begins Fourth TermElection Results Throughout Abaco Local Govt.From Page 2

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 25Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosie’s 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 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key43 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Schooner’s 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 Alesia’s 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 D’s 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 367-5333Moore’s IslandMoore’s Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeisha’s Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 3650083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walker’s CayWalker’s Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general Abaco information http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http://www.abacos.com http://www.go-abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com + agents who have multiple cottages and houses More South Abaco Newsings built from limestone. Gregory Town By 11-year-old William Pinder We arrived in Gregory Town on Friday evening for the Pineapple Festival. There was lots of bright lights and people talking and laughing. A dance group danced to Caribbean, African and modern music. I could smell spicy shish kabobs and barbequed chicken. They were selling pineapple cake and pineapple ice cream. People were selling souvenirs. We walked around, looked at things, ate food and played some games. We had a great time that night. Glass Window By 8-year-old Hayley Sands We went to the Glass Window Bridge It was very beautiful but a little weird. On one side there was an ocean – the Atlantic Ocean and on the other side the shallow water of the Caribbean Sea. The Atlantic Ocean looked almost black and you can tell it’s very deep, but the other side is a beautiful light blue. It was beautiful but a little weird. On the shallow side we saw a turtle under the Glass Window Bridge. We had so much fun. Chandi had a video camera and she had a video of the Glass Window. We rode over the bridge to get to the other side of Eleuthera. It was a little scary. I can imagine it must be scary there in a hurricane. We saw where the bridge had moved a little from the hurricanes we’ve had in the last few years. Harbour Island By 10-year-old Dominique Chea On our way to Harbour Island we passed through a lot of settlements. Some of them were Alice Town, Hatchet Bay, Gregory Town and Upper and Lower Bouge. We stopped in Gregory Town first because a lady was suppose to come and show us a pineapple field, but she never showed up to carry us. So we had more time in Harbour Island. We went on a ferry and it was called Sea Biscuit. It was a smooth ride. When we got there, we went to look for something to eat. We went to a restaurant but the prices were too high. So we went to check out another restaurant but their prices were even higher. So we ended up going to the first restaurant. It was called the Harbour Lounge. We ate and talked. Mr. Seven and Mr. Desmond rented some golf carts because it was too hot to walk all over where we had to go. First, we shopped at the Higg’s Family Tomb and we went in the Memorial Library. We passed by the Dunmore School. We saw horses on the way to the pink sand beaches. The beaches were very beautiful but not what I expected. I thought the sand would be pink, but it just looked like our sand back home in Abaco. But when I picked up a handful and looked at it, I could see there were many little pink grains of sand it in. There were lay-off chairs and places where you could go out of the rain or sun. There were people swimming and laying places in the sun. We had a wonderful time on Harbour Island. We want to go back again. Preacher’s Cave By 11-year-old Chandi Lowe We came back from Harbour Island and drove away from Three Islands Dock where we caught the ferry. We were going to Preacher’s Cave. It was a long drive before we got there. The road to Preacher’s Cave was rocky. Eleuthera has hills all over and this road went up and down. When we reached SouthFrom Page 21 Preacher’s Cave, there were sort of hills inside the cave. You could climb the hills in the cave. If you stand under a place in the cave where there were two holes at the top of the cave and you look up, it looks like binoculars. They named it binoculars view. Preacher’s Cave was the cave where William Sayle and the Eleutheran Adventurers stayed after their ship wrecked off Eleuthera. They lived in the cave until they were able to get help. When we came back from Preacher’s Cave we went to the Cliffs. The Cliffs were right on the sea. They were very high at certain sections. A few of us saw a medium-sized cave in the side of the Cliffs. We went in it and took some pictures. Some of the kids and adults went on the other side of the Cliffs. It looked like someone had driven a tractor through the Cliffs. At the end of the passage there was an underwater cave. We knew it was an underwater cave because the top of the cave stuck out from the water even in high tide. We all had fun at the Cliffs and we all wished we could go to Eleuthera to visit them again.Epworth Chapel PresentationsThe weekly non-denominational Kid’s Korner Bible Study and Fun Group held its semi-annual night on June 19th in Epworth Chapel. The children were awarded for perfect attendance and knowing their Bible verses and songs. They all celebrated afterwards with an ice cream social for the whole community. Back Street CafeChef Terell offers the finest in Bahamian cuisine as well as the occasional specialty night serving dishes from Europe, Mexico, and the Far East.Mouth watering pizza is the speciality of the house Friday and Saturday nights. Delicious baked goods are created on the premises. Breads, cakes, pastries, pies and beef patties are available for purchase. Home delivery in the Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town areas is available.Chef TerellFormerly Head Chef Abaco Beach HotelCall (242) 367-2782 for reservationsFlour House Catering ServiceAND April 15, 2005Open 7 Days a WeekServing Breakfast from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Lunch from ll:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dinner (Friday and Saturday Only) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday Brunch 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Students of the Cherokee Sound Primary School visited north Eleuthera on a recent school trip. They are shown here at Harbour Island. Help WantedLooking for lady with experience in sales and excellent customer service skills to be sales clerk / office assistant. Computer literacy and typing skills a must, knowledge of Microsoft Office programs a plus. Full time position, Monday through Friday 7:45 5:30 and alternate Saturdays 8-Noon. All applicants please bring in resume or send to: Fax 242-367-3469 or Email marcoac@batelnet.bs Appliance Centre P.O. Box AB 20192 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

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Page 26 The Abaconian July 1, 2005terests as yourself.” Benita Altidor, once a student at Abaco Central High School, now has an Associate degree in medical assisting from Keiser College, Florida, and is employed in Dr. Boyce’s office which she enjoys very much. Her advice is, “Be very disciplined, make friends and strive for the best.” Miquelle Miller, a graduate of Forest Heights Academy, is now at Dillard University in New Orleans studying biology with the goal of one day becoming a cardiologist and also doing research on genetics. She hopes that one day she will be able to help the Pathfinders Organization. She gives the sound advice to “make sure you know who you are and what you believe in as there are people with some strange ideas out there.” Many of the students thanked the Pathfinders Organization for “making their dreams come true.” They mentioned how grateful they have been for the emotional support given them. Not only has the committee helped them financially but has been there for them, always available to give advice and assistance. Sheree, one of the sponsors in the United States, was described by several of the students as “a very wonderful woman, a mother away from home.” Applications for the 2006-2007 academic year will be available for downloading in November 2005. Completed applications need to be received by Abaco Pathfinders no later than February 1st, 2006. Anyone wishing to make a donation may go to the Abaco Pathfinder’s website www.abacopathfinders.org for information. PathfindersFrom Page 5Pathfinders Held Reception P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020New at Auskell: Mammograms OfferedFor Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. Micheal Caplia Optometrist July 13 and 15, 2005 Dr. KJA Rodgers Opthalmologist July 14 15, 2005 Dr. Jerome Lightbourne Pediatric Cardiologist July 15, 2004 Dr. Gregory Neil Plastic Surgeon July 16, 2005 Dr. Richelle Knowles Dermatologist July 16, 2005 Dr. Ava Thompson Child & Adolescent Psycologist July 16, 2005 Ms. Darlene Cargill Clinical Psycologist, Adults July 16, 2005 Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist Ju;u 18, 2005 Dr. Hubert Minnis Ob Gyn / Ultrasound July 23, 2005 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) July 30, 2005 Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist July 30, 2005 Mrs. Christina Messara Physiotherapist Every Thursday For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.com Services include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5’ beam) Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJ’s Welding on site) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Well stocked marine store Mechanical repairs Marine Store Products: Yanmar Engines & Generators Marine Paints & Accessories Repair & Resin Supplies Yanmar Parts & Service Bottom Paint & Solvents Stainless Steel Bolts etc. Cleaning Supplies Cutlass Bearings Fuel Dock Zincs Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat Lift Bottom blister repair Propeller repair Are There Benefits to Hurricanes?Believe it or not there are benefits. Hurricanes play a very important role in preserving the heat balance that the earth maintains by transferring heat from the tropics to the poles. Local Agent:Marsh Harbour Shipping Company P.O.Box AB 20777242-367-3341 Fax:242-367-4885 Ray Weatherford,Shelly Russell and John BethellThe BestConnectionto AbacoSaturday departure and Sunday arrival,ready for Monday pick-upFull Container Load Services including expanded area of equipment positioning throughout the southeast United StatesWe provide fenced and secure dockside storage and parking in Marsh HarbourConveniently located near Interstate 95 at 1489 Martin Luther King,Jr.Blvd.Riviera Beach,FL 561-844-8306Consistent and personal customer serviceLess-than-container load, Refrigerated and Consolidation Services Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Open 9 am 5 pm Mon. Fri.Lonnie and Kurt Key landed this 108-pound wahoo along with Randy Key aboard their 34-foot Venture Changes n’ Lattitude on Friday, June 17.Local Fishermen Land a Big One

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 27 Dive Shops Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbour.........367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh H.367-2963 Froggies, Hope Town................... 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay....365-8465 Treasure C. Adventures................365-8111 Brendal’s Dive, Green T. Cay.......365-4411 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 Bargain Car Rentals..........................367-0500 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 Rich’s 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 Donnie’s 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 Cat’s 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 Cas’s Carts........................................365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Rich’s 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 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45 9+ 10:45+ Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:15 9:45+ 11:30+Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am 12:15 pm2:30* (M-Sat) 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* (M-Sat) 4:30 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45am‡ 10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30Same day fare Adult oneway $15 / Round Trip $20 Kids 6-11 half fare Free under 6‡ From Union Jack Dock Except holidays + Hope Town late trips Fri & Sat only 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 McLean’s Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLean’s Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $40 one way Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLean’s 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 or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 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 Jody Albury ......... 375-8068 Terrance Davis .... 367-4464 Buddy Pinder ....... 366-2163 Justin Sands ....... 367-3526 Danny Sawyer ..... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer ......... 367-3941Bonefish Guides Man-O-War David Albury ........ 365-6059 Cherokee 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 O’Donald 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.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Gino’s ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamie’s Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Pop’s Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodilly’s.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Cap’n Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Club Soliel.........................................366-0253 Harbour’s Edge............. $$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudy’s 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.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florence’s Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudson’s Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Traveller’s Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Laura’s Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntosh’s Restaurant......$.............365-4625 New Plymouth Inn........$$$.............365-4161 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Rooster’s Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big J’s...............................$.............366-4020 Nancy’s............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............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 Please bring errors, omissions or corrections to our attention Emergency ServicesPolice Marsh Harbour 367-2560 The following services are provided by volunteersFire 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 Cooper‘s 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 4 Mar 05Compliments of The Abaconian www.abaconian.com Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walker’s Cay Walker’s Cay Closed.. 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......Rebuilding......F....367-2366 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 can clear Customs at 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 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 .......................... 367-0169Major’s 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 .......................................... 367-2089 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 Gov’t dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer’s Market..........$10 + $2 Gov’t Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 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 Poin t........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally’s & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................$ 3 each Solomon’s Super Center ..........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov’t dock ........................$ 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 Resort ..............................................$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 Joe’s Creek.............................................................$40 + $6 Black Wood............................................................$16 + $5 Fire Road & Cooper’s Town...................................$35 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$50 + $5 Wood Cay...............................................................$55 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $60 + $5 Fox Town................................................................$65 + $5 Crown Have n..........................................................$70 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport ..........................................$70 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour............................. $60 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry or Blue Hole ...............$14 + $ 6 T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles.................................$20 + $5 T C Hotel to Joe’s Creek ........................................$30 + $6 T C Hotel to Moxey .................................................$14 + $5 T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club.................................$6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport.................. $70 + $10 Points of InterestAlbert Lowe Museum......................Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibitsGreen T Cay ....................................................Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden......... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum.......Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station..........................Hope Town

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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 13, JULY 1st, 2005 June Was a Time for GraduationsPre-schools Through High Schools Held CeremoniesMany graduations were held on Abaco during June. Pre-schools, primary school and high schools all honoured the students who will be going on to higher level schools next September. Some of the schools acquired caps and gowns for the graduates, making the ceremonies more meaningful. A variety of speakers urged students to develop their capabilities to the best of their abilities and to aim high with attainable goals. For many this graduations means attending school far from home, traveling by boat and bus. For all it marks new beginnings and broader friendships. See more about graduations beginning on page 4. The graduating class of Abaco Central High School sang I Believe I Can at their graduation which was held at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour on June 21. Sixteen keys to new houses were presented to individuals and families on June 10. Government is providing houses for many whose homes were badly damaged by the hurricanes of last September. Most of these new homes are in Spring City. Shown here is the Hon. Melanie Griffin, Minister of Social Services, presenting the key to Theresa and Scott Moss while the Hon. Shane Gibson, Minister of Housing, looks on. Some of the houses went to families who had previously lived on Snake Cay in homes originally built by Owens Illinois for staff. Over the years the houses have deteriorated badly. The John Bull store in Marsh Harbour has moved to a larger more luxurious building near the entrance to Abaco Beach Resort. It held an Open House on June 23 to introduce its new premises to the public. Several of the company’s officials were on hand to cut the ribbon. Shown here are Mr. Rick Hazlewood, Corporate Director, Ms. Sanchia Davis, manager of the watch division, Mr. Drayton Pilcher, Marsh Harbour store manager, and Ms. Stacey Dean, marketing. The new store is offering a wide selection of many high-end gifts and personal items.John Bull Holds Open HouseKeys to New Homes Are PresentedBy Mirella Santillo In a ceremony attended by the Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, and by several officials from Abaco and New Providence, students from three high schools were awarded for the best essays written on the theme Green Cities The competition was sponsored by the Department of Environmental Health in an effort to involve the younger generation in caring for the environment. Ms. Dolores Stubbs, an officer with the local office of Environmental Health, was the Master of Ceremony who first introduced Ms. Melany McKenzie, the first woman to join the DeAbaco Central is the largest high school in the Family Islands and had 63 graduates. The key note speaker for their ceremony was Ms. Terez Davis. See story on page 4.Students Awarded for Winning EssaysBy Portia Jonsson On June 10th 16 very happy and grateful residents from Snake Cay, South and North Abaco received the keys to their new homes built by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) during a Key Presentation Ceremony in Spring City. Mr. Neil Campbell, Coordinator of Please see Keys Page 2 Please see Awards Page 3 Goombay Festivals • Marsh Harbour July 15 and 29 August 12 and 26 By Jennifer Hudson On April 9th John Bull opened its attractive and expansive new store located opposite the entrance to the Abaco Beach Hotel and on June 24th invited the community to an Open House and cocktail reception. Many residents and visitors attended to enjoy the refreshments and music on the attractive patio but more importantly to browse the spacious new store and peruse its large variety of merchandise. The store has a very nice wide open feel with “mini departments” displaying the greatly expanded inventory of merchandise. A large watch department carries the labels of Cartier, Rolex, Breitley, Movado, TAGHeuer, Raymond Weil, Please see John Bull Page 3

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Page 2 B The Abaconian July 1, 2005 TRAILERS TO ACCOMMODATE BOATS UP TO 40’Abaco Outboard EnginesFor further information Tel: 242-367-2452 Fax: 242-367-2354 yamahaabaco@hotmail.comALUMINUM & GALVANIZED available!! Prices starting from$950.00Trailers IN STOCK & ready for DeliveryCONTINENTAL TRAILERSNEMA on Abaco, was proud to report that after Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne his agency assisted over 400 persons with the issuance of assistance vouchers and there was not a cay or settlement that was not visited. NEMA has employed 19 persons and another 300 persons by extension. Mr. Campbell told of the criticism his department received at times along with the praise. Accompanying the Hon. D. Shane Gibson, Minster of Housing and National Insurance, was the Minster of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie Griffin. Min. Griffin remarked that whenever there is an opportunity to see good out of misfortune, then it is a time to be joyful. She joined in commending the organization that put its shoulder to the wheel and brought this day to fruition. God is good, she said and thanked all the various agencies that took part. She advised that her government will not stop until all the work is done and no stone will be left unturned. Pleased to be in Spring City on this wonderful occasion Min. Gibson was truly elated to share in that special moment in time with the residents who received keys to their newly built houses. He said NEMA and his Ministry has been busy on Abaco presenting keys to residents in Moore’s Island, Cooper’s Town, Murphy Town, Green Turtle Cay and now they were continuing to keep their word and present 15 more keys to deserving Abaconians. Following the passage of Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne through The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, who has the responsibility for disasters and emergency matters, moved speedily to organize systems and mobilize persons to effect recovery and restoration of our communities in the shortest period of time. The Minister, sharing in the joy of the 15 additional families who in the months since the hurricanes have been living with friends and relatives because their homes were destroyed, said, “Today, their help has come.” He stated that government’s response has been swift and relentless, its resolve remains unchanged and what we are witnessing was evidence of a government determined to bring relief to hurting Bahamians, regardless of race, class or political persuasion. Seven of the residents who received keys were those who had to be relocated from Snake Cay following the hurricanes. They have been moved to Spring City where they are nearer to schools for their children and shopping areas for their basic living. Min. Gibson advised that in Spring City, the Snake Cay residents are away from the coastline that lent itself to easy destruction and almost complete annihilation of places they used to call home. These residents of Snake Cay have endured much hardship. They lived in circumstances without electricity and running water, but today they are enjoying the benefits of new roads, electricity and clean running water. They have a new place to call their own in Spring City and Min. Gibson is sure they can now proclaim, “It’s different now.” This housing program in Spring City has been developed at a cost of $393,000 to provide ownership and rental facilities on the following terms. Persons will be required to apply for a mortgage. Those who do not qualify will have to rent at a monthly cost of $200 for a two-bedroom house and $300 for a three-bedroom home. For disabled and/or needy persons, the cost will be $100 per month. In closing the Minister emphasized that the Ministry of Housing fully realizes the importance of a home as a basic necessity and so, in conjunction with NEMA, whose role in this venture is not to be underscored, he rejoiced with Abaco in this better way of life that was being restored. Their hurricane recovery efforts have been successful because they worked harmoniously together. Those persons who received keys to new homes were Sanday Dames, Rebecca McIntosh, Annie McIntosh, Carl Mills, Hermis Newbold, Ann Marshall, Beatrice Roberts, Vernita Rolle, Lisa Rolle, Roberta Russell, Therese Huyler-Dean, David Smith, Don and Annie Mills, Scott and Theresa Moss, Brenda Gideon and Alfred Watkins. In his brief remarks Mr. Gary Sawyer said he was truly touched by Snake Cay after the hurricanes. He clarified that his only interest and involvement in Snake Cay is to enhance the lives of persons who resided there. He advised that persons have tried to smear his character and names and stressed that he has no interest in the property at Snake Cay. He thanked the Minister and government for brining help and hope to the needy and not the greedy. Mr. Sawyer donated native plants to the residents to beauty their surroundings and a computer system for the new Urban Renewal Office to be opened shortly. Also in attendance was the Member of Parliament for South Abaco, Mr. Robert Sweeting, who remarked that he failed in his attempts to have persons moved from Snake Cay but congratulated everyone who played a part in this effort and accomplished this goal. As a token of appreciation the new homeowners presented the Minister with a cooler filled with fish and wild boar meat.16 More Residents Enjoy New Houses KeysFrom Page 1

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 3 Bpartment of Environmental Health Services. Ms. McKenzie said she was proud of the Abaco communities and the involvement of the students. “It gives me hope that we can still build a pristine environment.” Mrs. Alma Garraway introduced the key note speaker, Dr. Bethel, who said that it is important to involve the students in protecting the environment. Here in The Bahamas it is a source of health, economy and tourism. The goal of the ministry is to stimulate political attention and community action.” The ministry is trying to integrate more environmental protection into planning. He continued, “The message has to be taught at school, at home and even in church. When we damage the environment, we really hurt ourselves. We all have a vested interest in making sure we keep it clean and pristine.” The winner of the first place essay, Shoshanna Davis, read her essay. She wrote “the problems of pollution could be avoided if men were more careful. People have to be educated,” she said, “that if we do not care for the environment now, there will be nothing left for the future.” The three judges grading the essays were Mrs. Ruth Edgecombe, teacher at Abaco Central High, Mr. David Knowles, officer with the Department of Agriculture, and Mr. David Ralph, publisher of The Abaconian newspaper. Ms. Green, officer in charge with the Department of Environmental Health for Abaco, concluded the ceremony by thanking all the people who had helped with the program. The Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health, presented trophies to the winners of the essay competition sponsored by the Department of Environment Health. The topic was on Green Cities. the winner shown here was Shoshanna Davis, a student of Long Bay School. Essay Winner Receives Award AwardsFrom Page 1 Gucci, Seiko and Citizen. The Mont Blanc line offers wallets and pens for men while Kate Spade New York, Dooney and Bourke and the SAK offer designer purses for ladies. Also for the ladies the store carries the Estee Lauder, Clinique and Iman makeup lines. A very large selection of designer sunglasses offers styles for both men and women. There is a tantalizing array of gold, silver and pearl jewelry by Tiffany and Co. and David Yurman, and glass pendants by Lalique. Rounding out the impressive selection of merchandise are cameras, film, Samsonite luggage, cigars, crystal and a wide variety of cologne and gift sets for men and women. Mr. Rick Hazlewood, Corporate Director of John Bull, expressed his pleasure at welcoming so many people to the new store which he feels “has a nice welcoming feeling.” He is already very pleased with the ambience of the store but says that, “I still have a little more fine tuning to do.” “Building a storefront with Bahamian architecture was very important to us and we wanted a patio in front as a place where people can sit for a while and relax even if they do not come into the store,” he continued. He is delighted with the increased size of the premises as the previous location was far too small for displaying items. “The suggestion for a new and larger store actually came from the customers and staff,”said Mr. Hazelwood. Manager of the store is Drayton Pilcher assisted by Kathy O’Kelleher. John BullFrom Page 1 EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIES EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIESGeorge Damianos President Nassau: (242) 322-2305 Lyford Cay:(242) 362-4211 Marsh Harbour:(242) 367-5046 Hope Town:(242) 366-0040 Treasure Cay:(242) 477-5821 Elbow Cay Properties:(242) 366-0569 Lubbers Quarters Cay:(242) 366-3143 Eleuthera & Harbour Is:(242) 332-2820DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANY LTD. since 1945 www.damianos.comJuly 1, 2005 TREASURE CAY Mango House is a magical island haven, RIGHT ON THE BEACH Nestled in a tropical garden with coconut palms it features 3 bed rooms 2 baths, 2nd floor living dining and bedrooms opening to verandahs with sea views. Lis ten to the whisper of surrounding tall palms, and the lapping of the turquoise blue waters on to the shore. Relax in privacy at this unspoiled and unsurpassed loca tion. US$1,550,000. Ref. #2671 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 stan@damianos.com MARSH HARBOUR “Pelican Point” lies in a very pri vate cul-de-sac in Pelican Shores. The elevated property has 435 feet of waterfrontage and has 75 foot dock with 6,500 pound boat lift. The main house encom passes 2,900 sq. ft. with 3 bed rooms 3 baths and spacious deck with hot tub. It sits on a bluff with fantastic sea views. Garage and private one bedroom apartment US$1,690,000. Internet Ref #2769 Laurie Schreiner : (242)367-5046 laurie@damianos.com TREASURE CAY PRIME WATERFRONT COT TAGE DEVELOPMENT Ten acre property with 460 feet wa terfront, including a 120 foo t beach. Four cottages, each with two bedrooms, ensuite baths kitchen and living area. High quality, low maintenance materi als. On-site furniture, fixtures and Reverse Osmosis water system Development potential as a ma rina, resort or fishing lodge. Price upon inquiry. Internet Ref. #2407 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 stan@damianos.com HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “Surf Song” Clear aqua ocean and 125 feet of white powde r sand beach to be enjoyed at this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath beach house Located at the north end of Elbow Cay in Hope Town Point Subdivi sion. Spacious kitchen and open living room, dining rooms. Tropi cal landscaped grounds, centra l A/C, back up generator, garage and more. Offered for sale a t US$1,500,000. Ref. #2785 Jane Patterson: (242)366-0569 jane@damianos.com TREASURE CAY Casa Bella" Luxury 3 bed 3.5 bath beachfront home bordering white sand and crystal blue wa ter. Professionally decorated 5,200 sq. ft. of living space with 12' ceilings. Quality finishes in clude: custom cabinetry, Mono gram stainless steel appliances granite countertops, marble floors and designer furnishings. Study attached 2-car garage and more Offered at US$3,100,000 Internet Reference #2640 Kerry Sullivan: (242) 366-0040 kerry@damianos.com TREASURE CAY “The Blue House” Uniquely designed 4 bed 5 bath beach house on Treasure Cay Beach Great ocean views, maste r suite and bedroom/study, three bedroom suites with private baths; each bath has access to the outdoor deck. Hurricane shutters, 3 central A/C units open kitchen, cathedral ceiling in main living area and more Offered at US$2,090,000 Internet Reference #2086 Nick Damianos: (242) 322 2305 nick@damianos.com TREASURE CAY “Crosswinds” Four bed three bath 2,800 sq. ft. family home and apartment. Located in multi-millionaire neighbourhood. Solid CBS construction inside and out Family room, 2 central A/C’s, 2 generators, 2 fresh water wells and manicured garden. Apart ment with large bedroom and bath, living room and kitchen ; great rental history. Offered fo r sale at $820,000. Ref. #2516 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 stan@damianos.com TREASURE CAY “Windsong” Stylistic, cozy and very private beachfront resi dence. Island style three pod residence with centre pod com prising living, dining, kitchen and patio areas. Master suite pod with Jacuzzi bath takes advan tage of refreshing ocean views through sliding glass doors. Two guest bedrooms each with private baths in a separate pod. Lush tropical environment $1,550,000. Internet Ref. #2722 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 stan@damianos.com UNDER CONTRACT TREASURE CAY “Serenity House” is a modern 5,600 sq. ft. two story CBS home offering incredible ocean views from every room All floors are marble and ceil ings are open wood-beam in this four bedroom, four and a half bath, two car garage home. Designed by noted Bahamian Architect John Darville. Two fully land scaped lots with 290 ft oceanfront. US$3,900,000 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 stan@damianos.com

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Page 4 B The Abaconian July 1, 2005 EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR FAMOUS BRANDS € DON MACKAYBLVD.MARSH HARBOUR,ABACO. (242) 367-2020/8 FAX:(242) 367-2242 € OPEN MON-FRI 8:30AM-7PM &SAT:8:30AM-12NOON EVERYONE businesses offices families restaurants hotels schools churches YOU Get more for less MOREproducts, MOREsavings: MOREgroceries, meat, cleaning supplies & MORE in club packs & by the case You SAVE: We keep our costs down & sell in bulk packages so you pay less gets more for less School NewsAbaco Central High SchoolOur Time to ShineBy Portia Jonsson Under the theme Our Time To Shine 63 graduates of Abaco Central High School held their heads high with pride as they received their diplomas on June 21st at New Vision Ministries. Guest speaker for the evening was Ms. Terez Davis, who studied to be a teacher at the College of The Bahamas but said teaching was not for her and instead went into studying theatre. She is an actress, comedienne and director playwright for Conch Salad. Ms. Davis spoke to the graduating class about “their light” and compared it to lighting a candle and then blowing it out, ending life. She went on to tell them that if they lit a lantern and put God in it, then the light of life cannot be blown out. She told them that violence, sex before marriage and drugs are three things that will put out the light. Ms. Davis urged the Class of 2005 not to be involved in those activities. Also bringing remarks was school principal, Mr. Euthal Green who gave a report for the school year and spoke about persons having misconceptions about Abaco Central High. He invited these persons to come to the source and ask about the good things happening at the school. This year’s graduates were Allita Bain, Rashad Bain, Santino Bain, Jamescy Beauzile, Michael Bien-Aime, Lakita Bodie, Loretta Bootle, Elliot Burrows, Latora Burrows, Loretta Burrows, Javon Cambridge, Andrew Charles, Analdo Cooper, Khadijah Cooper, Tyshula Cunningham, Jeremy Davis, Samantha Davis, Travis Davis, Cordero Dean, Daio Dean, Dwight Dean, Britney Edgecombe, Karis Edgecombe, Chaqua Ferguson, Ashley Fox, Seaga Fox, Keven Gabriel, Kettelie Gedeus, Oral Gentles, Bernardo Green, Evelina Henfield, Sharkara Johnson, Dwayne Jones, Kristin Jones, Santonio Knowles, Jean Michel Louis, Nicole Louissaint, Denardo McIntosh, Adnardo Major, Robinson Maurancy, Neoshie McKinney, Sherrell McKinney, Daliesha Murray, Carl Nesbitt, Kareem Parker, Tanique Pratt, Shaniqua Reckley, Cardinal Rolle, Germanie Sanon, Torrianno Saunders, Edward Sawyer, Deon Smith, Louisdin St. Luc, Josephine St. Remy, Phylicia Stuart, Valentino Stuart, Chrishna Stubbs, Collin Swain, Kieshchelle Thurston, Elmanie Tido, Charles Walker and Litisha Woods. A group of 5th and 6th grade students from Fox Town Primary School took an educational field trip to New Providence during the month of March. Among the places of interest visited on the five-day trip were the House of Assembly and the Senate where they were given a lecture and tour by Mr. Maurice Tynes, Government House where they were addressed by the Governor General, Dame Ivy Dumont, Atlantis on Paradise Island, Ardastra Gardens, Adventure Learning Center and the Straw Market. The students were fortun ate to meet the Minister of Education, the Hon. Alfred Sears, who took time to speak with the group of 18 students and three chaper ones (Sheila Thomas, Yolanda Curry and Raffaleta Russell) about his book club and their future goals and dreams. They would like to especially thank Min. Sears and Mr. Sandy Sands for making their trip a most memorable one. They are already looking forward to next year. Photo and text provided by Yolanda Curry, 6th Grade Teacher Forest Heights AcademyPostscriptsBy Leslie Kennedy Another school year comes to an end as Forest Heights Academy turns the key after a year of many accomplishments. The school has been a flurry of activities up until its last day. After receiving the results of their final exams, the students were ready for some celebration. On June 15 a group of 80 students were treated to a day of fun and games at Camp Abaco. “Survivor Abaco” was a huge success as teams built model shelters, went on treasure hunts for puzzle pieces, conserved water in a sponge and bucket relay and finally were enlightened by a game of teacher trivia. It was a perfect day for the beach and Forest Heights would like to thank Bro. Bob for his hospitality. It was a wonderful conclusion to the school year. However, up until the last day, academic accomplishments were still being awarded. On June 19 the winners of the Environmental Essay Competition were honored by the Minister of Health and Environment, the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel. Seventh graders Julianne Sands and Avery Thompson were given prizes for Second and Third Places respectively for their essays on Green CitPlease see School Page 6

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 5 B Nassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660Showing Integrity Every DayThis lot is located in beautiful Leisure Lee, just 15 minutes north of Marsh Harbour. It is situated on a protected canal waterway, great for boating enthusiasts & nature lovers. It is approx. 9000 sq. ft. & is the perfect place to perch your dream home. This lot is in a great neighbourhood that is fast growing, so don't miss your opportunity to own your own little piece of paradise. Only minutes from Marsh Harbour & Elbow Cay, there are two 80 x 125 choice lots available. Identical in size & price, both lots can boast picturesque sunsets, & views of the Sea of Abaco. There is soon to be dockage close by. Roads are in great condition, & this desirable location is walking distance from the local restaurant. Tahiti Beach is a skiff ride across. Abaco Ocean Club Lubbers Quarters #2200 & #2201 $70,000.002 lots available each lot priced at Bahama Palm ShoresEXCLUSIVE 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 $780,000.00 Turtle Rocks Marsh Harbour #2176 $242,000.00Located just 15 minutes north of Marsh Harbour is this beautiful lot. With 100 feet of Sea-of-Abaco frontage & 125 feet on the main road you will be well secluded from the outside world. The entire property is 2.5 acres & can be sub-divided at a later date into no more that 5 1/2 acre lots. This is the last one available in this area, so call our office today for more details. 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 $89,000.002 blocks from this stunning sandy white beach and cystal Atlantic Ocean, walking distance. This lot is perfect for those who want their own little piece of paradise. It is located in the peaceful and quiet Bahama Palm Shores. Bahama Palm Shores #2134 $41,000.00Bahama 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 Elbow Cay #2175 $110,000.00Leisure Lee Marsh HarbourCall for an appointment today. To view all of our Bahamas Listings go to www.grahamrealestate.com Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0100 Cell: (242) 357-6819 Fax: (242) 367-0099 june@grahamrealestate.comJune E. Russell, BRIHope Town (242) 366-0601 Cell: (242) 554-9429 Fax: (242) 366-0602 patti@grahamrealestate.comPatti Love, Realtor

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Page 6 B The Abaconian July 1, 2005 ies It is also important to announce the Students of the Month for April and May. These were: Lower School, Julianne Sands and Kristen Hoard; and Upper School, Shantia Sands and Donna Albury. Congratulations to all in their fine efforts! Of course, as always, it was time to bid farewell to a wonderful group of students as graduation took place on June 15 at New Vision Ministries. The group was honoured with the presence of the Attorney General and Minister of Education, the Hon. Alfred Sears, as the keynote speaker. Salutatorian Charlotte Collins, welcomed the group of nearly 500 friends and family and Valedictorian Raenell Lowe addressed the students, reminding them to leave their “thumbprints” as they continue on through life. Principal Paul Vernal spoke of how important all of their skills are as they become the “emerging majority of our community.” Finally, the farewell speech from their Home Room Teacher, Ms. Renee Hoard, was an emotional one as she advised them to “enjoy the journey” on which they were about to embark. The much coveted yearly subject awards were presented at the Awards Ceremony on June 16 as students were praised for their accomplishments. Principal Vernal congratulated all for their efforts and sent them off to a safe and happy summer. Vice-Principal Joy Chaplin served as Mistress of Ceremony at both events injecting words of wisdom throughout the ceremonies. Ms. Chaplin, a consummate educator, has been at Forest Heights since its inception and has been a driving force through the years. This was to be her last graduation and awards ceremonies here at Forest Heights as staff, which added a bittersweet tone to both evenings. On Thursday evening Grade 11 made More School News SchoolFrom Page 4 Please see School Page 7 The two hurricanes last September had a very negative impact on schools. Much of the damage has still not been repaired. This is the roof of one of the buildings of the Eastern Campus of Abaco Central High School where technical and vocational classes are taught. Besides damage to the buildings, much equipment and many tools were destroyed. The graduating ceremony for the students of Forest Heights Academy took place at New Vision Ministries. Here the graduates are listening to the keynote speaker, the Hon. Alfred Sears, Minister of Education, who bragged on the fact that the school is second in achievement nationally on examination results. 5 1600 KW Standby Diesel Generators Your TV, refrigeration, water pump and air conditioning can operate during power outages. Minimize storm damage to your home. Our Lexan shutters protect your home. Make your own custom ply-wood shutters.Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar sh Harbour • Or sh Harbour • Or sh Harbour • Or sh Harbour • Or sh Harbour • Or der a der a der a der a der a t 367-2660 • 367-2881 • 367-2820 t 367-2660 • 367-2881 • 367-2820 t 367-2660 • 367-2881 • 367-2820 t 367-2660 • 367-2881 • 367-2820 t 367-2660 • 367-2881 • 367-2820 PAINT Transparent Storm Shuttersof bullet-proof LEXAN Full Storm Protection AND Daylight Don’t be in the dark Top quality & Performance Storm shutters are one of the most cost effective steps you can take to protect your home. Keep the wind and water outside while you are safe inside. Don’t wait until the last minute. Order custom shutters today!4000 Watt Gas GeneratorsNow in stockSpecial Purchase Special Price Be ReadyBuy NowStock up on tarps, flashlights, coolers and batteries. UseVisqueen plastic to protect furniture and bedding.June 2005

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BEAUTIFUL VIEWS. LANDSCAPED GARDEN WITH DOCK SLIP.$1,100,000 Hunkaloo13137 TILLOO DREAM1 1/3 ACRE WATERFRONT PROPERTY WITH 1 BED/1 BATH COTTAGE AT BACK OF PROPERTY WITH ALL AMENITIES,DOCKSLIP PERFECT TO STAY IN WHILE BUILDING WATERFRON HOME, DOCK SLIP.$600,000 13001 13003 LITTLE HARBOURON THE HARBOUR FRONT IN QUAINT LITTLE HARBOUR. EXTRAORDINARY VIEWS GREAT ELEVATIONS.STARTING AT $170,000 2818 CASUARINA POINTSPACIOUS BEACH FRONT, 4 BED AND 4 BATH. GORGEOUS VIEW OF BAY AND ATLANTIC OCEANOFFERED AT $580,000 Resort Location13088 THE SAND BAR at CHEROKEEHas excellent potential for expansion. 6+/acres of pristine water front property. Small villa and restaurant buildings. Spectacular views of ocean and sound. Deep sea fishing just off shore. $3,500,000. TREASURE CAY TWO ADJACENT LOTS ON GOLF COURSE. PRICED AT $43,000 EACH MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL ACREAGE. CALL FOR DETAILS. 27 WATER FRONT ACRES JUST NORTH OF LEISURE LEE $520,000. Schooner Bay two residential lots $15,000 each LOTS AVAILABLE IN CASUARINA POINT AND BAHAMA PALM SHORES. STARTING AT $19,000. CHEROKEE HILLTOP 100’ ELEVATION, BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEW, 4 LOTS. STARTING AT $166,000. 2836 BAHAMA PALM SHORES BEACH FRONT PROPERTY WITH GORGEOUS ATLANTIC VIEW. (16,800 SQ.FT) REDUCED PRICED AT $138,000. 13137 Tilloo Dream 13254 HARBOUR FRONTOn the harbour in Pelican Shores, this elegant, spacious, 5 bed,4.5 bath home is perfect for a family or corporate investor. Call for details.01/07/05 Beach Home13240 PELICAN SHORES HARBOUR FRONT200 +/feet of road and harbour frontage. This 3 bed, 3.5 bath with good elevation is situated on approximately 2 acres. Great potential for condominiums/ townhouses with private marina. $1,735,000. BEST VALUE IN ABACO 2840 ISLAND DREAM3.75 ACRE SEA-TO-SEA 2 BED/1.5 BATH COTTAGE (W/ APPROVED PLANS FOR MAIN HOUSE) PROTECTED BOAT BASIN W/ HORSESHOE DOCK. BRING YOUR YACHT. MOTIVATED SELLER!! $2,900,000 LOVELY 4 BED, 2 BATH CANAL FRONT HOME, SITE ON 120 FEET OF SEAWALLED PROPERTY. A BOATSMAN’S DREAM. COME RELAX WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!$750,00013312 CASUARINA POINT a very touching presentation as the entire class swarmed the stage to engulf the overwhelmed Ms. Chaplin. Earlier, Joy quipped that she has been either a student or teacher all her life, and in some respects this year’s graduation would be hers as well as she goes on to try her hand at other things in life. She will surely be a success at whatever she does, and she has truly left her “thumbprint” at Forest Heights Academy. We will ALL miss you, Joy! And now to you, the Graduating Class of 2005. With your last BGCSE written, and your prom dress and tuxedo put away with your memories, you have received that diploma you have worked so hard for all your lives. We say good luck, stay well and be the best you can be no matter what your endeavor. As for the rest of you, have a great summer and recharge those batteries. We shall see you on September 5th when we will begin our new academic year!Forest Heights GraduationBy Portia Jonsson June 15th will forever be memorable for 24 young graduates who made up the graduating Class of 2005 at Forest Heights Academy. It was a night filled with excitement, anticipation, nervousness, expectations and tears as they left their “home away from home” to venture out into uncharted waters. In his principal’s address to the graduates, Mr. Paul Vernall told them that although their formal education ended that night, he urged them to continue their education, continue to read and experience what music teaches through the language of sound. Mr. Vernall emphasized that to be truly educated one must be interested in others as well as oneself and the value of their education is still yet to be proved. Lastly, he told them that the day has arrived for them to use everything they have been taught. Home room teacher, Mrs. Renee Hoard, bade an inspiring, encouraging and heartfelt goodbye to her class of four years telling them that as they stand at a crossroad that night, they would be able to see an endless opportunity life has to offer. She challenged the graduates to aim high and shoot far and not to let fear cripple them and cause them to take the easiest path. Finally, Mrs. Hoard told them to somehow learn to enjoy More School News SchoolFrom Page 6 Please see School Page 8 Special Thanks to the Residents of Great Guana CayI, Glenn Carroll Laing of Great Guana Cay, would like to thank the residents of Great Guana Cay for their overwhelming support given to me in the Local Government election on June 27, 2005. As promised on June 30, 1999, and again in 2002, now you have shown me you have given me all you can at the polls. And once again I thank you for your continued support.

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Page 8 B The Abaconian July 1, 2005 !COMMERCIAL DOCKS!PRIVATE DOCKS!SEA WALL CONSTRUCTION!BOAT LIFTS!DOCK 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 Constr Constr Constr Constr Constr uction uction uction uction uction Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday • Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 477-5292 375-8833 Great Guana Cay the journey of life saying that some people never experience the peace and joy that God intended. “This life,” she said, “is not about the material things you have, it’s about who you are.” Keynote speaker for the evening was the Minister of Education, the Hon. Alfred Sears, who was honored to be there because in 17 years Forest Heights Academy has emerged as a beacon of learning. Forest Heights Academy is second in achievement nationally on the examination results. Fiftyfive per cent of their students achieved a C or better grade in five or more subjects in the BGCSE’s and 70 per cent achieved a C or better grade in five or more subjects in the BJC’s. Min. Sears told the graduates that he expects much from them in moving our country forward socially, economically, culturally and spiritually. He continued that the teachers have created a place of refuge and now the graduates are moving into a world with tremendous challenges and which require responsible decision making as they leave the safety of Forest Heights. Min. Sears added that the scholars are leaving Forest Heights and going into a world grappling with drugs and weapons. He came to echo that they must have the courage and boldness to dream of what this world can become. In closing he reminded them that perseverance is the key to success, to appreciate the strength in diversity and to have respect for everyone who makes up the Bahamian family. Valedictorian Raenell Lowe thanked the Lord and her parents for their love and encouragement. She thanked her teachers, friends and the class of 2005 saying, “We are the future and can make a difference in this world.” She encouraged them to show their individuality as they learn from others’ success and experiences. The Forest Heights Academy Class of More School News Please see School Page 9 SchoolFrom Page 7 During the graduation ceremony of Forest Heights Academy the Hon. Alfred Sears, Minister of Educaion, proudly presented Raenell Lowe, Valedictorian, with a certificate of achievement. The valedictorian, Delvano McIntosh and Salutatorian, Joan Pinder, of S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper’s Town pose with their principal, Mr. Leslie Rolle, after their graduation ceremony.

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9 B THE OUTBOARD SHOPMarsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 E-mail-outboardshop@abacoinet.comAssociated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Dolphin MarineGreen T urtle Cay 242.365.4262 Island MarineP arrot Cay 242.366.0282 Roberts MarineGreen Turtle Cay242.365.4249 Sea Horse MarineHope Town242.365.0023 Fishermans MarineL ong Island 242.337.6226 Minns Watersports Exuma 242.336.2604 Authorized Distributor Now In Stock Available 90 250 HP New Edition Now AvailableSixteenth Annual Edition includes updated colour nautical charts, 8 additional pages, new colour aerial photographs, a proven GPS waypoint system and progressive harbour entry photographs to provide expert guidance for novices or experienced mariners.Also Available direct from White Sound Press Voice: 386 423-7880 Fax 386 423-7557 Web: www.wspress.com email: orders@wspress.comStill Only $19.95Available at most marina stores and fine gift shops throughout Abaco. Wholesale distribution in Abaco by Abaco Treasures and Solomons Abaco. Retail in United States by West Marine, Boat US, Boater’s World, Cruising Guide Publications, and Bluewater Books and Charts. The Cruising Guide to Abaco2005 were Amy Albury, Ernest Albury, Margo Albury, Michael Bethel, Charlotte Collins, Corey Engle, Jessica Higgs, Krista Kelly, Akriza Kemp, Desirae Lowe, Michelle Lowe, Raenell Lowe, Stacy Lowe, Nathaniel Malone, Miranda McIntosh, Shavon McIntosh, Christopher O’Brien, Cordell Roberts, Christopher Rutledge, Shantia Sands, Jason Schaefer, Brandon Sweeting, Heather Weatherford and Phillip Zandali.S.C. Bootle High SchoolGraduationBy Mirella Santillo The graduation ceremony for S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper’s Town took place on June 22nd in the Church of God Cathedral in front of a packed audience. Ms. Terrece Bethel directed the ceremony and Head Boy and recipient of the Principal’s Award, Alexander Rolle, pronounced the welcome address. Head girl and Salutatorian, Joan Pinder, elaborated on the theme of this year graduation When you believe in success, failure is not an option. She said, “Success is a journey towards goals that should be defined. People never reach their goals because they do not define them.” Principal Leslie Rolle addressed the audience, going over the last school year’s challenges from hurricane damage to discipline problems. He explained that since the school had put in place the policy to require a minimum of 2.8 GPA average to receive a diploma, the percentage of passing students increased substantially. This year, out of a class 48, 42 students graduated. He congratulated two students, Endrico Armbrister, who came second in the national spelling bee, and Alexander Rolle, who deserved academic and athletic recognition. He announced that next year S.C. Bootle will be part of a pilot project that will teach students skills related to the tourism industry. Ms. Laura Davis introduced the Valedictorian, Delvano McIntosh, who was voted the most outstanding student in government schools for 2003 and 2005 and won a partial scholarship from Abaco More School News SchoolFrom Page 8 Pathfinder. Devano McIntosh spoke in a very confident manner saying that he owed his success to his faith in Jesus and thanked his parents for the encouragement they gave him. He continued, “It’s hard to say good bye, but we have to turn to reality. Seek higher education, stay focused, continue to learn and never compromise our values.” Mr. Longley, Deputy Director with the Ministry of Education, attended the graduation unexpectedly and addressed the parents reminding them to support their children education. He said, “You have to support the education of your children, make sure they go to school with all the tools they need.” He congratulated the teachers for working all year in adverse conditions because of the damages caused by the hurricanes and assured them that he would contact the Ministry of Works as soon as he was back in Nassau. He advised the students to set their goals and make decisions to achieve their potentials. “When the road get tough, do not give up,” he admonished. “Let’s strive all together to make a better life for these children.” Guest speaker, Pastor Derek Benjamin, was impressed by the achievements of this year’s graduates. He defined the word success. “Success is not what you get, but who you are. The road to success is paved with the stones of failure. You can make these stones stepping stones or stumbling stones.” He quoted famous men who made it by trying over and over in spite of previous failure. “Graduates, you are going to need determination and endurance, but don’t give up, endure.” Please see School Page 10

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Page 10 B The Abaconian July 1, 2005 “A Unisex Salon”Ofra Cosmetics • Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday • 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza • 367-3623 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 seven years of extensive and varied experience in real estate, both in the U.S. and the Bahamas, five 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. HGChristie.comP.O. Box AB 20777 Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367 5454 Fax: (242) 367 5452 Hope Town, Elbow Cay Tel: (242) 366 0700 Fax: (242) 366 0701 Cell: (242) 477 5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.comWhen you require a Real Estate Appraisal, please call: P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph. 242-367-4962 www.landandsearealty.com E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com or leslie@landandsearealty.com Leslie PinderPELICAN SHORES Fantastic parcel of land on the harbour, over 1 acre, very private area EXCLUSIVE Marsh Harbour 2 Bed, 1 Bath Home on large lot. Fully furnished. Old Ball park Rd. EXCULSIVE Asking $200,000 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 RENTALS Regattas of Abaco Condos For sale or rent by Day, Week or Month Regattas of Abaco 2 bed / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security. EXCLUSIVE $285,000 Pelican Shores elevated lot on the harbour. One of the last (Beautiful views) Lots available on Pelican Shores. Exclusive $450,000 High Rock elevated large 3 bed / 3 bath, excellent sea views, nicely furnished, 2 car carport, central air, 1.08 acres $1.150 Million EXCLUSIVE Don MacKay Blvd. 2 buildings on 2 1/2 acres 1.3 million Exclusive Treasure Cay Carleton Landing Condos on the canal Call for info. Bahama Palm Shores Three lots in section three UNDER CONTRACT Two lots in section two UNDER CONTRACT BAHAMA PALM SHORES -Section #3 Corner Lot. $25,000 Royal Harbour 4 Lots on the water SOLD Bahama Palm Shores 2 bed / 2 bath home on stilts, on 2 lots, furnished, central air, tool shed, stand by generator & much more. Call for Info Little Orchard Triplex Two, 1 bed, 1 bath apartments One, 2 bed, 2 bath apartment, central air, fully furnished Price $440,000 P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas www.landandsearealty.com E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com or leslie@landandsearealty.com T elephone : 242-367-4962 UNDER CONTRACTHigh 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 inquiryIf We Don’t Have It, We Will Find It!PRICE REDUCEDCentral Abaco PrimaryFifty-nine Students GraduateBy Portia Jonsson “One of my greatest moments is seeing a group of students reach this moment in time,” said Ms. Eunice Mills, principal of Central Abaco Primary during the school’s graduation ceremony held June 21st. This school year was met by many setbacks including the untimely death of a fellow teacher, Doris Hall and Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne, which caused lost time. Overall she believes the school year was a good one. She encouraged the students to seek out new friends and remember the friends they have already made. District Superintendent, Mr. Rudolph Smith, hastened to commend the principal, teachers and parents for the work done and the students for what they demonstrated so far. He wished them the best in their endeavors and urged the boys to work hard to excel like the girls, and the girls to help the boys. As guest speaker Pastor Samuel Cornish of Change Ministries called for the establishment of a public junior high school on Abaco that will cater to the age group of students just out of primary school. He told the students that as they move on it will not get easier but harder and urged them not to get involve in negative things. To the parents, Pastor Cornish advised that the things happening in our community concerning our children are not their fault and called for them to “buckle up their belts.” He encouraged the boys and girls to make the best of their remaining years in school and be the best they can be. The three important things he asked the graduating class to remember as the best way to succeed in life were God, family and education. Blair Drakes was named Valedictorian and Salutatorians were Lyndeisha Curry and Anneisha Jones.St. Francis de Sales SchoolAwards NightBy Mirella Santillo On June 17th a ceremony at St. Francis de Sales Church celebrated the end of the school year. Awards were handed out to the deserving students. The principal, Mrs. Josephine GiraudKumar, handed out the certificates to teachers who gave them out. More School News SchoolFrom Page 9 Please see School Page 11 Steiner House, Treasure Cay Road4 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath$890,000 Bahama Beach Club 2039, Deluxe Beach-front Condo 3 Bedroom 2 Bath $850,000 Galleon BayCanal Waterfront Homesite$303,000 Helen's Point, Galleon BayWaterfront 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Home, Sea of Abaco views $1,388,000 Galleon Bay RoadHomesite overlooking Treasure Cay Marina $405,000 Sand Banks HarbourUp to 10 Acres AvailablePrice upon request Graduates of St. Francis de Sales School in Marsh Harbour listen to the keynote speaker, Administrator Neil Campbell.

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 B ABACO HARDWARE Don MacKay Blvd, Marsh Harbour, AbacoTel: 367.2170 Fax: 367.2928 Doors & Windows Moldings & Millwork Pressure Treated & Dimensional Lumber Custom Cypress Builder’s Hardware Tools, Plumbing & Electrical items202 Old Dixie Highway Lake Park half mile from The Port of Palm Beach Call now 561-842-4666 Distributors for: CURRY’S FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front GraduationBy Mirella Santillo Sixteen students graduated from St. Francis de Sales Catholic School on June 15th. They received their diplomas at a ceremony that took place at St. Francis de Sales Church. Valedictorian Ashlea Archer gave a speech. “Graduation is not the end,” she said. “It is only a beginning. Life is a canvas with many pictures on it. Graduation is only one of them.” She thanked the her teachers, especially Mrs. Samantha Duverny and Mr. Simon, Mrs. GiraudKumar, Principal, her parents and friends, “You were always here for us. Thank you.” Salutatorian Shagerra Edgecombe introduced the guest speaker, Mr. Neil Campbell, Assistant Administrator for Central Abaco, who elaborated on the theme of this year graduation which was Victory is achievable once you believe He said, “On the day you were born, you became the gift of God to your parents.” He encouraged the parents to be loving, stating that “A child can be lost if he has not found a loving parent and a dedicated teacher.” He continued, “A teacher is a surrogate parent, who should never be afraid to approach the More School News SchoolFrom Page 10 Royal Harbour Marsh Harbour Lot #26 consisting of 14,583 sq.ft. Offered @ $150,000Sunrise BayMarsh HarbourHURRY ONLY 10 lots remaining Bahama Palm Shores 3 Lots 80’ x 125’ sq.ft. @ $25,000 each “New Exclusive” Lots 316 & 418 Long Beach $45,000 eachNEWEXCLUSIVE LISTING10.8 Acres Old Kerr Great Elevations $165,000GUANA CAYNEW EXCLUSIVEBRAND NEWFully furnished & equipped two story 3 bed, 2 bath, dock slip, panoramic views. Great rental potential (next door to Dolphin Beach) $1,150,000 SANDY POINTNEW EXCLUSIVE LISTING!2 beautiful beach front lots 90’ x 180’ $80,000 each “New Price”CROSSING BEACH AREA 3/4 Acre 138’ waterfront $365,000 2300 +/Sq. Ft. Building 10,500 sq. ft. Great LocationCALL FOR INFOMARSH HARBOURCOMMERCIAL Abaco Real Estate AgencyAbaco’s Oldest and Most Experienced Real Estate AgencyAbaco Real Estate AgencyContact Bill Thompson 477.5712 Lil Bill Albury or Elaine ThompsonP.O.Box AB-20404 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasPhone: (242) 367-2719 Fax: (242) 367-2359 www.abacobahamas.comEXCLUSIVEGreat Views, 3 bed with 2 1/2 bath house with 2 bed/bath cottage. Main House over 3,000 sq.ft. Furnished. Must see to appreciate.$695,000 grossGREAT CISTERN parents about their child.” He added that parents must take an active role in the education of their children. Administrator Campbell, who was once a teacher, compared “parents, teacher and a child to a triangle with equal sides and equal angles.” The two sides of parents and teacher are equal into supporting each other, they must work in harmony. The third side is the child. He advised the graduates to “remember the person you are today. The place you occupy today will not determine your destiny. You will change. But you must endure and identify your work in life. Set your plans and put them in action. You must believe in them. Graduates, you must live what you believe and live it each day.” Mr. Simon, 12th grade teacher, presented the students to Mrs. GiraudKumar, who gave the students their awards.Profile of a 2005 Graduate: Ashlea ArcherBy Mirella Santillo Sixteen students graduated this year from St. Francis de Sales Catholic School. So apart from being the Valedictorian with a GPA average of 4.0 points, what makes Ashlea Acher different from the other stuPlease see School Page 18

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Page 12 B The Abaconian July 1, 2005 By Jennifer Hudson “A piece of paradise” would aptly describe the stunning Abaco Club on Winding Bay. On a secluded area of 550 acres and two miles of powder white sand beach on the edge of a breathtaking bay, this exclusive tropical golf and sporting retreat has been developed, offering a one-of-a-kind vacation of peace and tranquility. From the moment guests are greeted on arrival via private jet or the club’s luxurious 12-seat turbo-prop aircraft, by PR representative, Stone McEwan, in the Abaco Club lounge at the club’s modern private terminal, service is second to none. The marketing staff including Kristen Cartwright pays close attention to every detail. Once at the club guests are greeted at the Welcome Centre with a “guest bag” which gives them all the information they need to help make their stay as active or leisurely as desired. I was recently invited to spend a day at the Abaco Club to experience its unique lifestyle and speak with all the people who work together to produce a seamless and enriching experience for its members and guests. On the beach I met with three first-time guests from Alabama who were almost at the end of a week’s stay and were glowing in their praise of the Abaco Club. They had all left behind very stressful jobs and said that the Abaco Club had provided a great hideaway and place to unwind. “The beach is without a doubt one of the prettiest we have ever seen and one of the beauties of the place is that it is so remote,” they enthused. They liked the fact that there are activities for all and while the men play golf the ladies can relax at the spa. These well travelled ladies said, “Of all the places we have ever been, these are the friendliest people we have ever seen.” If a lazy day at the beach is what is desired the courteous and friendly staff at the Beach Bar are always ready to serve a cool drink to guests relaxing on their loungers under a shady umbrella and light lunch is available. For those guests who, after enjoying a leisurely swim in the incredibly beautiful water of the sheltered bay, may want to try something a little more adventurous, the beach staff is well qualified to take guests scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, deep sea or bonefishing or snorkeling off a nearby reef to observe the myriad of fish and corals. All of the “beach boys” are trained life guards and offer sailing and surfing lessons. They will also organize an energetic game of beach volleyball or nerf football if desired. Their aim is “to introduce the guests to the full Bahamian flavour.” So in addition to taking them around to see the native Bahamian trees, learn their names and sample their fruits, they show them how to shuck a coconut and crack a conch. Family-oriented activities are highlighted and children’s programmes are also offered. All water sports activities are coordinated by Keith Greene, who is the club’s tennis pro. Mr. Greene assists the guests in warming up on the two all weather courts before a game with a “hitting lesson and drill of the day” which allows the guests to work on their shots. If anyone needs a playing partner, he obligingly pairs up guests. A short distance along the road in Yellow Wood is the club’s bonefishing and kayaking dock. While the bonefishermen go out with their guides and kayakers lei-The Abaco Club Offers a Very Special Lifestyl e Please see Abaco Club Page 13 The beautiful beach at the Abaco Club at Winding By is made even more comfortable with thatched shade umbrellas and relaxing beach chairs. Also provded for their guests are Sunfish, kayaks, floats and other beach toys. In the background on the headland is the clubhouse. An old fishermen’s hut has been preserved and left rustic inside just as the fishermen used it previously. It is a comfortable refuge from the sun. The landscaping makes it a quiet retreat.

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13 B Lubber’s Quarters Lots starting at $48,000 Lots with private dock slip starting at $89,000 Elbow Cay Adjacent to Aunt Pat’s Bay Subdivision This 1.034 acre lot with sea views is located on Elbow Cay, with rights to private dock slip available. One acre $550,000 Half acre also available for $295,000 Spencerville Lot 4 acre, elevated, residential lot. One of thefew lots still available under $100,000 on Elbow Cay. $85,000 “Southern Breeze” Lubbers Quarters 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Offers sea views, a beautiful patio, custom cabinetry, central air, a modern kitchen, and a 9,500 gallon cistern. Great rental history. Private dock slip available for purchase. $448,000 “Moon Shadow” Lubbers Quarters 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, this charming 1,600 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home sits on 4 acres. It enjoys spectacular views of the ocean and cays and 150 foot of dockage space including “T”. $1,200,000 “T amarind Hill” Elbow Cay 2b/2b w/one bedroom apartment plus 1 large unfinished studio/apartment on 1 acre of property. Located in very private Lucayos subdivision. Great view of Sea of Abaco. Plans approved for private dock slip. Fully furnished home and landscaped property w/large shade trees and mature fruit trees. large deck, car port and storage area. $1,200,000 Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas • 3758655 Mike Jones Sales Cell # 551-5545 mike@paradisebahamas.com Frank Knowles Sales Agent Cell # 375-8655 frank@paradisebahamas.comAeolian Stunning view of the mouth of Hope Town harbour and the Sea of Abaco. 100 feet of water front property, three bedroom, two bath rooms. Fully furnished and a great rental history. Asking $1,400,000 AffordableReliable200-800 GPD SC Compact1000-1500 GPD SC StandardSK WatermakersMarine, Residential, and Commercial Systems from 150 to 10,000 Gallons per Day Superior Warranty Coverage Highest Quality Components Wide Range of Options RO Parts & Supplies(772) 489-0852 www.skwatermakers.com4675 N. US 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34946Installation Available in Abaco by:PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town Sid’s Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 surely paddle around amongst the mangroves, landlubbers can enjoy the ambience of this peaceful little haven which is a favourite among many of the guests. Here an old fisherman’s cottage has been restored to look just as it would in day’s gone by and the rustic chairs placed around the cottage provide a relaxing spot for one to enjoy the peace and quiet and either gaze on the water or watch the butterflies flitting amongst the colourful flowers. Golf pro at the Abaco Club, Kenny Gargiulo, has high praise indeed for its Scottish-style tropical links championship golf course, the first of its kind. “It is marvelous not just for Abaco and the Caribbean but for the world,” he says. “It is a spectacular world class course, blending aesthetics with playability and is unique in its blending of beautiful Abaco weather with a Scottish links style setting. The course is very diverse; the wind changes frequently so that one can be playing a different type of golf course every day. Whilst very challenging, the course is accessible to all levels of players, which is a characteristic of a great golf course and there is also a marvelous practice facility.” Although Mr. Gargiulo says he has played in some very nice places, he admits, “I have never seen better than at the Abaco Club.” He also enjoys teaching and is always available for lessons A leisurely ride on horseback along the beach and back across the golf course is a wonderfully relaxing way to spend a couple of hours. The five Texas quarter horses, Cupid, Slim, Valley, Skip and his big brother Zack, were hand chosen by an equestrian expert in South Carolina to make sure that they are all sure footed and safe steeds for the guests to ride. “Children particularly enjoy going into the water on horseback where the horses swim with them on their backs,” says Abaco Club Secretary Tanya Duncombe, who is experienced in the care and management of horses and oversees the equestrian programme. All of these horses stay on property in an attractive barn just inside the club gate where a mosquito misting system continually takes care of the stalls and surrounding area. The fitness studio, with its state-of-theart equipment including exercise bikes, full body stretching machine, leg and chest presses, provides plenty of opportunity for guests wishing to keep in shape during their vacation. The fantastic views of the beach and bay through its windows help to take one’s mind off the rigours of the exercise and there is always the exquisite pool right outside to dive into afterwards. Just upstairs from the fitness studio is the tranquil Elemis European style spa run by Karen Rolle assisted by Sheryl Andrews where a relaxing massage, steam sauna or any one of the treatments with such exotic names as Lime and Ginger Salt Glow and Exotic Frangipani Body Nourish Wrap or Float are always a welcome treat. All one’s cares melt away in this calm retreat with its pampering treatments and soothing music. No day can go by without a good meal and exactly that awaits guests in the Clubhouse. While many guests opt for a light lunch at the Beach Bar, the casual dining area in the clubhouse offers a larger and more exotic menu for both lunch and dinner. Chef Samuel Favella hails from Hawaii and tropical accents permeate his menu as he achieves a balance between Asian and Bahamian cuisine. The chef is always happy to cater to any special preferences in his display kitchen while affable ‘mixologist’ Archie, welcomes guests with his winning smile. The octagonal clubhouse, which stands on a headland 65 feet above sea level, capturing cooling breezes, provides magnificent views from its balcony of the aquamarine bay in one direction and the deep blue ocean in the other. According to Mr. Julian Surget, Director of Food and Beverage, within 18 monthsDevelopment Is Well on Schedule Abaco ClubFrom Page 12 Please see Abaco Club Page 15 Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081Aisle of Palm RealtyBrent Cartwright web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comPlease call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco BEST BUYS IN ABACO1105 Bonefish Lodge located on the beach in Sandy Point with 10 rooms, large dining room and kitchen, just minutes to the flats. 1115 5 lots with amazing views and excellent elevations. All lots 1+/acre in size and underground utilities to come. Email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.com Maria Silvester Coral Point 1007 Two adjacent parcels of land approx. 1.5 acres each with 40' elevations and 130'+ of waterfront. One parcel is vacant, other has partially completed home of 3/2 Bahama Palm Shores Seven lots exclusively listed starting at $12,750. Bahama Palm is HOT! HOT! HOT! Guana Cay 1162 Sea to Sea property of 3.5 acres. Also interior lots with sea views available. Bahama Coral Island 1200Two adjacent parcels listed at $12,900 each. Lubbers Interior lot 200 feet from the beach on the west side. $59,900 Cherokee 1157 Abaco pine built home in the heart of the settlement. Offers one bed and bath with sleeping loft $125,750 Marsh Harbour Home 1180 2/2 home in Marsh Harbour. Entertainment room can be converted to third bedroom. Spacious and open, large fenced in yard. Great Abaco Club 1189 NEW LISTING 3 bedroom home on three floors. Pool, 100' dock, unbeatable views, lovely landscaping. A must see. Call today Under Contract Guana Cay 1136 half acre lot with great ocean views. A great buy!! 1208 Yellowwood Selection of lots available. Call today as this area sells fast.

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Page 14 B The Abaconian July 1, 2005 Chris Thompson Real Estate“Offering the Islands Most Exclusive Listings” One Purple Porpoise Place, Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas ph 242.366.0216 fax 242.366.0223 Chris ThompsonGreg Roberts* Private Islands Waterfront Homes and Land Investment Property Acreage Project/Property Management Complete Service from Sales to Construction ***** Exclusive Agents for Matt Lowe’s Cay ***** www.ChrisThompsonRealEstate.com HIGH HOPES Atlantic Ocean, North End Elbow Cay 3 bed 3 bed bath, large ocean side deck, excellent history $1,450,000FLAMINGO VILLASFabulous villas located at the mouth of Hope Town Harbour. Each 2 bed / 2 bath, incredible West Indian decor, open decking and shared pool. Excellent rental $865,000 each UNDER CONTRACTBLEST NESTHigh on ocean dune at North End. 3 bed / 3 bath (detached guest cottage) panoramic views, excellent rental history $ 1,725,000Exclusive Listings Hope Town Exclusive Listings Hope Town Exclusive Listings Hope Town Exclusive Listings Hope Town Exclusive Listings Hope TownLOTS 53 NORTH END Pristine ocean front property at the secluded north end $495,000MAGNUSON HOUSE quiet North End Elbow Cay, 3 bed/3 bath (detached master efficiency) overlooking white sandy beach, large wrap deck, sold fully furnished, great art work, boat, golf cart included $1,595,000 ATLANTIC HORIZONS Dorros Cove ocean front home, 3 bed/3 bath, pool, dock slip at Tahiti Beach, furnished, great rental history $1,500,000 SOLDCASA LUISA located one lot away from long sandy beach just south of Turtle Hill. Custom 3 bed/2 bath home, good rental history, turnkey $630,000 SEA TO SEA ESTATE PROPERTY PARCEL 4 last available lot on this lush estate property. On the Sea of Abaco, North End Elbow Cay, access to incredible beach, and perfect spot for a deep water dock $785,000 UNDER CONTRACTPARCELS 1, 2, 3 and 5 SOLDBREAKERS White Sound, great ocean front lot located on surfers dream, Garbonzo Beach. Great building site for single family home, or 2 villas, convenient location, walk to marina and restaurant $595,000 SWEPT AWAY perfect family home located one lot from the ocean in White Sound steps to restaurant and marina. 2 bedroom/2 baths, large open kitchen with pass-through dining bar. Fenced back yard, room to add pool or cottage $793,000 JOES CAY 3 acre private cay located in White Sound. Great elevations and surrounded by deep water perfect for dock $1,762,000 UNDER CONTRACT AUNT PATS BAY Rare opportunity, 5.18 acres located on the Sea of Abaco in White Sound. High elevation, white sand beach, deep water dockage. UNDER CONTRACT DORROS COVE 1/2 acre lots with Atlantic Views, seconds away from Tahiti Beach. Some with dock slip starting at $152,000 to $230,000 OCEAN HOUSE Just at the edge of historic Hope Town located on beautiful beach. 2 bed / 2 bath, large lot with room to expand, $1,300,000 SOLDMARNIES LANDINGPrivate waterfront community of 1/2 acre lots from the Sea of Abaco to the Atlantic Ocean, dock slip included starting at $388,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 15 B P.O.BoxAB22275 Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501 E-mail: Craig@bahamabeachclub.comBroker Participation Invitedwww.BahamaBeachClub.comFor more information, see your Real Estate Professional or contact: Toll Free 800-284-0382 "Best Beach in the Caribbean"Caribbean Travel &Life Magazine Visit Our On-Site Models Today! Phase1-4 SOLDOUT NowSellingonTreasureCay!BahamaBeachClub„Phase5 3&4Bedroom/3BathLuxuryBeachfrontCondominiums Private Gated CommunityTwo Freshwater Pools & SpaDesigner Interiors AvailableOptional Detached GaragesLocal Bank FinancingTerrific Rental Income potential Treasure Cay Resort Area Amenities include:Spectacular 31/2mile White Sand Beach150 slip Marina for Yachts to140 feet18 hole Championship Golf CourseTennis, Snorkeling & Scuba DivingRestaurants, Grocers & Duty Free ShoppingInternational Airport (6,500 foot runway)Residences from $701,250 plus closing costs a “Fine Dining” restaurant will be added and the present clubhouse will remain for casual dining. “Also in the pipeline are plans for intimate dinners on Sugar Cay, the tiny island in the bay, and champagne sunset horse rides along the beach.” Mr. Kristen Whyly, Director of Member Services, who has been in the hospitality industry most of his life, gaining experience in many different countries, holds the concierge position for the club, coordinating every department to ensure that members and guests at the Abaco Club are “well taken care of and have a good time.” Mr. Whyly endeavours to fulfill any requirements guests may have whether it be to stock a refrigerator in one of the cottages in preparation for their arrival or packing a picnic for them to take for a day out in the boat, a round of golf or their plane ride home. Mr. Peter de Savary is justifiably proud of the lifestyle he has created for his guests at the Abaco Club which has come up to every one of his expectations and he is pleased with the way in which everyone has interpreted the local character, embracing it in a subtle way. “The club delivers a five star environment while keeping a simple and rustic blend with an Abaco Island feel, “he says. Always on the lookout for that special extra touch, his latest innovation is for a little Bahamian thatched market stall to be placed near the Welcome Centre where guests can come each day to purchase fresh Abaco grown fruits and vegetables. Presently, 12 of the proposed 75 ocean front cottages have been completed and two of the 60 estate homes with full completion expected within five to six years. Mr. de Savary is an environmentalist who ensures that everything he does is compatible with the environment and community. No herbicides or fungicides are used on the golf course; it is watered with a mixture of sea water and fresh well water and this brackishness helps reduce disease and weeds. He is also a philanthropist “with a long term view of engendering community spirit and a vision for the club as a catalyst for the good of Abaco.” The nearby village of Cherokee has been a beneficiary in several ways. The line which brings water from 30 wells three and a half miles away has been extended to Cherokee and is available for residents to tap into, their ball park has been repaired, washrooms have been built at their beach access site and Cherokee residents were offered first opportunities for employment at the club. Many young people are benefitting from scholarships awarded by Mr. de Savary for study abroad and he expressed his delight at being able to provide a day of fun at Winding Bay recently for the special students of the Every Child Counts School. I soon discovered that at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay one leaves the cares of the world behind. It is like stepping into another realm where the serenity and beauty of the surroundings and the graciousness of the staff provide an experience which is second to none. The spectular pool and the view beyond is breathtaking. High on the headland, it has a commanding view of the entire Winding Bay area including Sugar Cay which provides protection for the lagoon and beach. Eventually, private dinners will be available on the cay for members to have a secluded private evening. Abaco Club Offers Seclusion with Impeccable Service Abaco ClubFrom Page 13 AGAPE FAMILY DENTAL CENTRECall today for an appointmentAll emergencies and walk-in are welcome!Proverbs 3:5-6Tel : 242-367-4355/4 Fax: 242-367-2193 P.O.Box AB 20676 Don MacKay Blvd.Email: agapedental @batelnet.bsThe Dental SpecialistsDr. Therese M. Bonamy (full time)General Dentistry (Aesthetic, Restorative & ZOOM (Bleaching)Dr. Munir Rashad (Jul 1)Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeon (Wisdom teeth)Dr. Antoine Clarke (Jul 21-22)Periodontics (Gum disease & implants)Dr. Woodley ThompsonOrthodontic (Braces) (Jul 14-15)Dental Hygiene Available

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Page 16 B The Abaconian July 1, 2005 Waterfront with Dock Situated in beautiful Black Sound. 1.5 acre lot with a 125 ft. dock Near beach and settlement. Under Contract! Treasure Cay #1322 Three bedroom two bath home near beaches and golf course. Fully furnished with all amenities. $265,000 Reduced! Historic Club & Inn #5077 Located in the heart of a story book Colonial village, this 150 year old landmark has been meticulously maintained in its original dcor. Consisting of 10 guest rooms, 40 seat restaurant, lounge, pool and patio. A rare find that will allow you to enjoy a lifestyle reminiscent of the old days. This once in a lifetime opportunity is offered at $1,780,000 Coco Bay Deep water lot with a dredged channel. Spectacular views of the bay, ideal for a future dock. $498,000 Beachfront Beautiful 1.5 acre plot located on a 2.5 mile white sandy beach. 100 ft. of frontage with elevations for magnificent views. $550,000 Beachfront acre lot located virtually on the Atlantic beach Sold! Black Sound – 2 acre deep water harbour side lot near settlement ideal for boaters. $910,000 Waterfront with Pool & Dock Three bedroom 2 1/ 2 bath located in beautiful White Sound, overlooking the Harbour. This new house is sure to be a pleaser. Offered at $1,100, 000Green Turtle Cay OfficeP.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Email: chris@mlrealty.net www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Big Bluff Two lots with panoramic views of White Sound and near to resorts and beaches. $180,000 Beach/Canal lot package Enjoy the best of two worlds, a beautiful sandy beach and a safe canal front lot for your boat. Located in Leisure Lee, these adjoining lots are a rare find for the person who loves living on the beach and boating. $600,000 Coco Bay Waterfront with DockBeautiful lot overlooking Coco Bay, has a deep water dredged channel and dock. Property is landscaped and ready to build. Offered at $ 482,000 Sold! White Sound One acre lots on White Sound with good elevations and magnificent views of the Harbour. Last two remaining lots on White Sound. $545,000 Coco Bay Good investment property located near Coco Bay. The property consists of 1.5 acres of elevated land with natural foliage. $325,000 Building Lots -1/4 acre and acre lots located near resort and beaches. Prices start at $59,000 SeatoSea with a Dock3.6 acre plot with over 135’ of beautiful beachfront extending to a protected bay with your own private dock. $1,320,000 New Three Bedroom Two Bath In quiet residential neighborhood. Near to beach and docking facilities. Large deck with swimming pool for those hot summer days. $665,000. Chris Farrington BRIOffice (242) 365-4695 Fax (242) 365-4697 UNDER CONTRACT BAHAMA PALM SHORES:Beach Front Parcel (Ref #337) Spacious 17,129 sq. ft., 124 foot sandy beach frontage on Atlantic Ocean, Spectacular ocean views $299,000. Ocean View Parcel (Ref #302) Oversized ocean view lot with 17,000 sq. ft., less than 100 from the beach, exceptional value for ocean view property $145,000.ELBOW CAY:Elevated Parcel (Ref #380) large 66,600 s/f 148 x 450 parcel located near lighthouse. Can be subdivided, natural vegetation, public dock access $586,000.LEISURE LEE:"Beach Reach" House/Canal Combo (Ref #249) 2,030 sq, ft. beach front 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Fully furnished, Immaculately maintained, panoramic sea views $599,000. (Ref #234) Located on a quiet deep water finger canal. 9,689 sq. ft. with 70 of waterfront, complete with seawall, dock and boat lift $145,000.TURTLE ROCKS:Turtles RockŽ (Ref #361) 3 bedroom 2.5 bath beach front home built in 2000 on 1.18 acres with 102 on the beach, very private area, fully furnished. $755,000. Ridgetop Home (Ref #123) 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 4,520 sq. ft. home on 5.84 acres, 2 car garage, large modern kitchen, Requires repairs and completion $375,000. GUANACAY:Two Commercial Lots (Ref#368) 2 adjoining lots, harbour front road location, across from the public dock, total frontage 161 feet, $245,000 each.BUSTICK BIGHT:Waterfront Acreage (Ref#381) 2.73 acres, featuring 900+ of water front on protected Bustick Bight, located just 6 miles north of Marsh Harbour, open zoning, ideal location $425,000.SPLIT ROCK:Waterfront Parcels (Ref#299) Large waterfront lot(s) in new Split RocksŽ subdivision. This prime property consists of 1.39 acres and features over 100 feet of frontage on the beautiful Sea of Abaco. Call for pricing. Prime Real Estate Listing Throughout Abaco TREASURE CAY:"Amnesia" (Ref #297) Elegant, fully furnished 4 bedroom, 3 bath canal front home, 3,000 sq. ft., newly built, superior construction, 60' dock, boat lift $1,275,000. "Brigantine Beach Condo" (Ref #369) 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath bath townhouse with ocean views just steps from the beach, furnished, rental history $458,000. "Casuarina Beach House" (Ref #350) Fabulous 2 storey 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath, fully furnished, plus efficiency, pool, 80' beach frontage, recently renovated $2,300,000. "Maison de Mer" (Ref #351) 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 storey "fixerupper" canal front home on Brigantine Bay, 86' canal frontage, docking facilities, 2 car garage $525,000. Canal Lot on Brigantine Bay (Ref #321) Oversized, cleared, 130' canal frontage, deep water $299,000. Canal Lot Package (Ref #396) Two adjoining canal lots sold together as a package for a total of 20,000 +/sq. ft. on Galleon Bay Drive and 168+ of bulkhead, cleared, possible ocean views $540,000. "Trident House" (Ref #317) Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully furnished beach front home, 3,500 square feet, sensational beach & ocean views, many extras $2,500,000. Sams LandingŽ (Ref #398) 3 bed/3 bath plus office area, 2,400 sq. ft. two story open concept canal front home with 102 of water frontage with dock and davits on Brigantine Bay. Fully furnished, central A/C, garage, unique glass front living area provides gorgeous 180 degree panoramic views. Call for pricing. Tigh-Na-MaraŽ (Ref #179) 7 bedroom 7.5 bath 3 storey Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Estate with freshwater pool, landscaping with mature coconut trees and privacy walls. 80 on the beach. Interior requires some renovations, materials on site. Pre-Renovation Price: $1,388,000.LITTLE HARBOUR:Waterfront Property (Ref #347) 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280' water frontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little Harbour, large natural cave. $910,000.SCOTLAND CAY:Waterfront Lot (Ref #319) Large lot with 125 feet on Sea of Abaco, Private island with air strip, elevations up to 50+/$400,000. We Exceed Client Expectations!www.abacoestateservices.comPlease contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco. Phone: (242) 365.8752Cell: (242) 357.6570 Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir Broker Members Bahamas Real Estate AssociationABACO ESTATE SERVICESREALESTATESALES VACATIONRENTALS15 June 2005 Rich’s Boat Rentals“Abaco’s Best Rental Fleet” At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21’ Paramount $150 $395 $695 26’ Paramount $200 $575 $995 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour The Bahamas has the greatest frequency of tropical storm activity in the entire Caribbean Basin, according to the Department of Meteorology in Nassau which has studied the history of hurricanes in The Bahamas over the past 150 years. Mr. Trevor Basden, Deputy Director of Meteorology, revealed that for the entire Caribbean Basin, which stretches from the Leeward and Windward Islands in the east to Hispaniola and Cuba in the west, The Bahama Islands have the greatest frequency of hurricanes. Even more disturbing to residents here is information that the Caribbean Hurricane Network has indicated that the hurricane capital of the Caribbean is Abaco with 18 severe hurricanes since 1851, which is an average of one hurricane every eight to nine years. Grand Bahama has seen the most hurricanes, 40, which averages of one every four years. This means that this country should always be on the alert for storms. It was no surprise to weathermen as to what happened during last year’s hurricane season in the Northern Bahamas as the greatest probability of The Bahamas being hit are those islands in the northwest sector of The Bahamas. Abaco and Grand Bahama are still in the recovery stage from last year’s storms but we need to take necessary precautions to minimize the impact of any hurricanes that might come our way this year. In the past the country has responded to hurricanes after they have taken place but the Department of Meteorology stresses that we must focus on risk management, preparation and disaster planning in place beforehand. The country needs to look at building codes and enforce them better. Individuals need to prepare better. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted 12 to 15 named storms, six to nine of which are expected to become hurricanes; three to nine major storms, meaning wind speeds of up to 111 mph or greater. However, noted professor Dr. William Gray has predicted 15 named storms, eight of which are expected to become hurricanes and four major storms. Both predictions have indicated a 39 percent increase in the possibility of hurricanes making landfall in the southeastern United States. This obviously means that the experts are expecting an increase in hurricane activities through The Bahamas.Bahamas Islands Are Most Impacted by HurricanesTuberculoses Has Been Found on AbacoTwo cases of tuberculosis have been confirmed on Abaco. The Department of Public Health is investigating the problem and has screened all contacts of the two persons who are from the Mud in Marsh Harbour. The screening includes skin tests and chest x-rays. If they find additional cases, they will be treated immediately. The Ministry of Health reminds the public that good hygiene, good nutrition and a clean environment can help to prevent the spread of disease.

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Page 18 B The Abaconian July 1, 2005 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 ... THE BATTERY WITH THE LIGHTNING BOLT OF LIFE!!!BA BA BA BA BA T T T T T TE TE TE TE TE R R R R R I I I I I E E E E E S S S S S!""" 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 HONOUR THE FULL WARRANTY PERIOD NOT PRO-RATED(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 Port DepartmentPublic NoticeTO ALL DOCK OWNERSBe advised that all dock licences expire June 30th, 2005. All dock owners are therefore reminded to submit an application to the Marsh Harbour Port Department Office at their earliest convenience. Captain Cyril A. Roker Port Administrator Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass Cut and Installed Screens Made and Repaired Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedYale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour on Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442dents? Is it her young age? Ashlea just turned 16, probably one of the youngest age for graduation. Or is it the fact that as early as 8 years old she was watching documentaries on open heart surgery? Or is that ever since then, she knew that she wanted to be a cardiographic surgeon and has been striving to reach that goal? The oldest of Rev. and Mrs. Emmet Archer’s children, Ashlea was born in Daytona Beach, Florida. Her mother, Mrs. Beverly Archer said that she talked to her babies as soon as they were conceived. And it shows, she said, “They are all excellent readers.” She added that she and her husband always praised the children and gave them constant encouragement and prayers. Ashlea who has been an “A” student throughout her school years, has been accepted at Harvard University, the University of Chicago and the University of South Florida. Because she is not yet 17, she could not enter either Harvard University or Chicago University until next year, but she can attend South Florida beginning in January to start pre-med training. Ashlea is impatient to go to college, so she will start in Florida and transfer later to one of the other two. In the meantime, she will be in Nassau for the summer and participate in a program at Doctor’s Hospital which will allow her to follow around the cardiographic surgeon and watch him perform open heart surgeries. “Life is a canvass with many pictures on it,” said Ashlea during her graduation address to the audience. “Visualize every pictures you want on the canvass.” Obviously, Ashlea has already visualized the pictures, and she is already painting them. Congratulations and good luck, Ashlea.Long Bay GraduationBy Mirella Santillo As Long Bay School celebrated its eighth graduation, the motto this year was Celebrating today, embracing tomorrow, the best is yet to come. There was definitely an atmosphere of celebration in the auditorium. By the time the students made their entrance, the room had filled with parents and friends. The ceremony celebrated both the sixth graders going into high school and the grade 12 students receiving their diplomas. The graduates of Grade 12 were Kezia Etienne, Valedictorian and recipient of the highest GPA Award, Donnell Adderley, Salutatorian, Syrena Hollingsworth, Julienne Riviere, Josette Knowles, award recipient for best comportment, and Chaz Deveaux. Mrs Jacqueline Collie, principal, explained the motto of Long Bay The wheel in a wheel with a dove, which means working in harmony. She encouraged the students to continue in their academic success and acknowledged the contribution of parents and teachers and friends who have helped the students and congratulated the graduates. Please see School Page 11 More School NewsThe graduates of Long Bay School were honoured for doing well during the ceremony held at the school. Keynote speaker was Pastor Rahming, who challenged the students. Please see School Page 23

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19 B Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Today’s CeramicsSouth America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. .We stock: Spacers • Caps • Trims • and Accessories Thin-set • Mastic • Grouts • Saws & Blades• Free estimates • Free delivery for larger orders • Special pricing for builders and contractors • Installation also optionalAbaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display• Ceramic • Granite • Stone • Procelain • Vinyl • Wood ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: New! 90’ beach front on gorgeous Bight O Bay on the Atlantic Ocean. .4 acre $500,000 plus 7% to close. ONO New! Furnished one bedroom one bath cottage located high on a ridge overlooking Ocean Beach where the reef is close enough to swim to. Spacious screened live-in porch. Outstanding views of the ocean. 30’ x 30’ garage and small shed on 18,800 sq. ft. of land. $580,000 (All closing costs included.) New! Two inland lots 8,500 sq. ft. and 9,000 sq. ft. respectively. Located near Green Turtle Club and a public dock. A short walk to Coco Bay and ocean beaches. B$46,000 (All closing costs included.) New! Family estate consisting of a two story furnished house on 1.67 acres with 120’ dock on Black Sound with 5’ draft at low tade; 2 vehicles; 3.9 acres on Gillam Bay beach with over 300’ of beach front and Gillam Bay House with four bedrooms; four baths and pool on 3/4 acre with 140’ of water front. Gillam Bay House has repairable hurricane damage. Details available to serious inquirers. $5.34 million (All closing costs in.) New! 90 feet of white sandy beach front on Coco Bay with elevations throughout of approximately thirty feet. 360 feet in depth running towards the Atlantic Ocean. Residential, 3/4 acre, located at north end of island near Coco Bay Cottages. Great for viewing the sunset and watching small boats sail by towards South Abaco. US 595,000 plus 7% to close New! 1854 sq. ft. lot with wood building located in the heart of New Plymouth. Just a short walk to Sea of Abaco & public dock. $72,000 plus 6% to close A jewel of a home with pool set high on a bluff overlooking the Sea of Abaco. One acre. Stunningly landscaped with wooden decks and walkways. Six buildings set in “pod” arrangement. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Wicker and rattan furniture. A/C throughout. Satellite TV. 1.98 million plus 7% to close Motivated Seller! Brand new two bedroom two full bath home located within five minutes walk of Coco Bay Beach and Ocean Beach. Central A/C. 40 x 32. Tile floors; porch and deck. Fully landscaped with white picket fence. 9 ft. high ceilings throughout. Centrally located near public dock; beaches and a major resort. Perfect for first time buyers or retirees! B325,000 gross New! Spacious two bedroom two bath furnished home on the beach at beautiful Gillam Bay. Excellent rental history. Within one mile from historic New Plymouth and two miles from two major resorts. A/C in bedrroms. Full kitchen with separate dining room. Laundry room. 135’ on beach. 19,735 sq. ft. of property. $775,000 gross New! Prime water front commercial / residential location in the town of New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay. Site of take-away restaurant plus two bedrooms and two baths; kitchenette and great room. Private deck. Furnished two story building. Near public dock. Views of water from both floors. $350,000 plus 2% to close A perfect site on White Sound. 2 bedroom 2 bath main house with deck and porch. Boathouse and 2 Whalers. Guest cottage with one bedroom and one bath. Waterfront on the Sea of Abaco. Only accessible by boat. $660,000 ONO Two bedroom one bath basically furnished home with large deck and view of Coco Bay. Just steps away from beautiful Coco Bay Beach. 18,000 gallon rain water tank. Basement. Garage. Good elevation. 1/3 acre. B $398,000 firm North End: Stunning, furnished 3 bed 2 bath home with fireplace. 125' on Atlantic Ocean. 35' elevation. Commanding views of the ocean. Spacious screened-in porch. One acre. $1.32 million plus 7% to close Four unit income producing building with views of Coco Bay and dock. $700,000 plus 7% to close. Two inland lots 1/3 acre each located within walking distance of Coco Bay Beach and Ocean Beach. Good elevation. B$90,000 each firm New! 112’ x 200’ ocean front lot on north end of island. Outstanding ocean veiws. Reef is close enough to swim to. $495,000 plus 7% to close MUNJACK CAY: 1/4 acre on Atlantic Ocean. 125' frontage. $183,000 gross SOLD: Lot 12 & 14 Coco Bay Tract Coady Point Lot 8 A Coco Bay UNDER CONTRACT: Treehouse No. 2 Seabreeze Cottage Lot 9 Coco Bay TractOCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER TIES TIES TIES TIES TIES G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 • Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636Sales, Rentals and Property ManagementE-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs • www.oceanblueproperties.com • 22 Styles • Factory direct • Easy to Install • Health Benefits • Add value to your property FREE Q FREE Q FREE Q FREE Q FREE Q UO UO UO UO UO TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q UO UO UO UO UO TE TE TE TE TE Chris Thompson Kathy O’Kelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 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) 367-4842Kiwanis Club Skips A Meal for ChildrenBy Anita Rolle Members of the Kiwanis Club of Great Abaco will skip a meal each day until June 30th and donate the cost to the Kiwanis International Foundation’s Children’s Fund. This is an annual international effort and funds raised by Kiwanis Clubs around the world will be dedicated to meeting the special needs of young children and promoting leadership development among youth. Kiwanis’ service slogan is Serving the Children of the World Club President Anastacia Seymour said that they raise funds Club News and sponsor projects to benefit the local children throughout the year, but the Kiwanis Skip-A-Meal Program is a special opportunity to join with thousands of Kiwanis Clubs and do something for children around the world. They, are working with UNICEF to eliminate iodine deficiency disorders, the world’s leading cause of mental retardation. Several businesses including several commercial banks have agreed to join with Kiwanis in this effort by allowing the club to place collection boxes in their establishment. The general public is invited to contribute by skipping a meal and leaving your contribution at the designated places. The Kiwanis Club of Great Abaco is one of over 8,000 Kiwanis Clubs in 94 countries. The Boat Harbour Billfish Blast and HMY along with individuals made generous donations to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department and Crash and Rescue. Shown above is Mr. John Neophytou on the right making the presentation to Colin Albury of Crash and Rescue and Michelle Key of the Marsh Harbour Fire Department. Each organization received $4195.BBC Donates to Volunteer Services

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Page 20 B The Abaconian July 1, 2005BRIGANTINE BAY “Dolphin” Very special canal front CBS home, 2bed / 2 bath with living/dining/kitchen opening on to a covered porch. Also garage/ utility room as well as dock and boat lift. MUST SEE $984,000 GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATES “Seaductress” / “Harbour’s Edge” Modern CBS 3bed/ 3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, detached 2 car garage Except ional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate. NEW PRICE $1,200,000 WINDWARD BEACH ROAD “Darnell House” REAL PACKAGE DEAL Canal front home fully furnished, vacant beach front lot, car / golf cart / 23’ boat. Well planned home has 3 bedrooms / 3 bath, including master suite with 2 guest bed rooms, den, open livingroom, dining, kitchen, utility room, screened-in porch on canal side, large garage and covered carporte/breezeway, landscaping with fenced section. MUST SEE $1,284,000 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax Treasure 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 Starting at $625,000 +14%closings 2. PALM BAY Townhouse units in protected harbour with boat slips Starting at $525,000 +14% closing 3. TREASURE LANDING Condo units on interior property with direct beach access $349,000 + 14% closing 4. THE COTTAGES Now the newest oceanfront development on Treasure Cay beach com prising individual luxury units Starting at $625,000 + 14% closing ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase II Marina side 2 bed / 2 bath -12 ft. wide slip. Special location, end unit, never rented $430,500 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 4 Upstairs end unit, 2 bed / 2 bath, totally redone, with boat slip, includes golf cart $492,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 2 bed / 2 bath, end unit, extra features, never rented $212,000 OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Pool side / garden location 2 bed / 2 bath $369,000 VACANT LOTS AVALABLE • Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. ocean front 1 acre+/Beginning at $875,000 • Canal Front Beginning at $264,500 • Golf Course / Interior Beginning at $40,000 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 $701,250 Plus 14% closing LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE “Trident”/”Turquoise Seas” You cannot be more “on the beach” than in this special home. Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow’s walk. WOW! $2,500,000 + 7.5% closing “Cross Winds” Split level CBS home extra large lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! $868,000 + 7.5% closing SANDPIPER BEACH “Idle Hour” Seeing is believing describes the many features of this special home on our beautiful beach. Living space 2750 sq. ft., garage 450 sq. ft. beach side porch 550 sq. ft. Master suite bedroom / bath plus 2 guestbedrooms / 2 baths, large living / kitchen / dining / family room. Many, many features. MUST SEE $2,400,000 SOLD SOLD By Mirella Santillo The Youth in Action youth have done very well in their sports this year. Although they got a late start due to the hurricanes last September, they have shown great improvement and have done well in competitions. On June 2-4 four basketball teams competed in the Hoytes tournament in Freeport. All teams did exceptionally well. The boys 14 and under, sponsored by Albury’s Ferry, won in their division by beating the Temple Christian’s team from Nassau by an astounding 36 to 13! They were voted the best team of the championship, and Lyndon Davis, Jr. was elected the MVP of the team. Another great victory was achieved by the girls 12 and under, who scored 14 to 9, winning their division. They were sponsored by Subway. The boys 16 and under got all the way to the finals where they were finally defeated by the St. Johns’ team from Grand Bahama.. They came back with impressive trophies. On June 18th the Youth in Action basketball team played three inter-team games here in town to show their sponsors how well they could play and thatYouth in Action Finishes SeasonFour teams of Youth in Action young people traveled to Freeport on a chartered Bahamasair flight to compete in the annual Hoytes Tournament. All teams did very well. The girls shown here are the under-12 basketball team which won their division. They are sponsored by Subway. They are proud to show off their tropies. The Youth in Action boys under-14 basketball team also did well, coming first in their division by defeating the Temple Christian’s team. This is the second year that they have won this tournament. They are sponsored by Albury’s Ferry Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOA BOA BOA BOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@coralwave.com www.drillrig.i8.comWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote, Please see Sports Page 22

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 21 B Mailin Sands mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.comPh# 242-367-2992 Fax# 242-367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20403 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas € Bahama Coral Island-vacant lot situat ed in subdivision. Elevated.-$40,000 € Long BeachBeautiful area featuring gorgeous white beach. All lots approx. acre, and have beach access. Financing available. Call today. € 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 acre 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 € Guana CayVacant lot situated only a short distance from the settlement.$144,000 Marsh Harbour-#5106. Great Opportunity. Established commercial complex. features several retail stores and two rental apartments. All currently rented. Ideally situated on main tourist strip. GREAT INVESTMENT www.coldwellbankerbahamas.comMarsh Harbour-# 5220-Large Parcel of property 100 X 270 with two concrete warehouses, would be ideal for certain commercial venture. 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 COLDWELL BANKER LIGHTBOURN REALTY UNDER CONTRACT Green Turtle Cay-#5191 Luxurious home located on a 2.5 mile sandy beach. Consisting of five bedrooms, four bathrooms with wrap around verandas. Careful craftsmanship and attention to detail describes this villa. Offered at $2,300,000 Green Turtle Cay-#5077 Historic 10 room Inn located in "Story Book" pretty New Plymouth. Consisting of 10 guest rooms 40 seat restaurant and bar,patio and swimming pool. Painstakingly restored to it's original Colonial condition. Offered at $1,780,000.Green Turtle Cay-#5282 Luxury Waterfront Estate with over 100' of frontage. Swimming pool, dock and guest cottage. Property is 1.7 acres of elevated land with panoramic views. Offered at $3,500,000 Chris Farrington, BRI Sales Associate Green Turtle Cay, Abaco (242) 365-4695 Business (242) 365-4697 Fax (242) 559-8800 Cell chris@coldwellbankerbahamas.com____________________________________________________________________ Great Harbour Cay-#2096-Charming 1B/1B house on elevated lot in the beautiful Barry Islands. This island home also features a 1B/1B guest cottage, and looks over the golf course and Ocean.-$230,000 Yellowwood-#5263-2B/2B cottage newly built. on large lot -100 x 150. Features a laundry room, outside patios, and a hobby room.central A/C, and all appliances are include. A MUST SEE!-$219,000 July, 1st 2005DundasTown-#5276 Incoming producing property, unfinished duplex on elevated lot. Can be finished to ones own taste. Situated on lot 100x128-$92,000. Call for more details.Treasure Cay-4 Canal lots on Galleon Bay featuring lovely views of the pretty Sea of Abaco. Please visit our new office location on Queen Elizabeth Drive, Next to the Fire Station.UNDERCONTRACT Lubbers-#0350 -vacant lot in Abaco Ocean Club. Comprises of 10,125 sq.ft. call today for more details. $70,000 UNDER CONTRACT SOLD Green Turtle Cay-#5347 This Island Paradise is a rare find for the discerning yachtsman that is looking for privacy and all the amenities the island has to offer. 2 bed/2bath home also has a private dock and dredged channel. Offered at $2,300,000.00

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Page 22 B The Abaconian July 1, 2005their victory in Grand Bahama was well deserved. After these friendly games each winning team received a trophy handed out by their respective sponsor. Youth in Action is a sport program for children 4 and over coached by Mr. and Mrs. Lyndon Davis and Mr. Ismael “Stretch” Morley, who started the program two years ago. Geared to develop sporting skills in children and keep them occupied during the weekends, it has been very successful with impressive enrolment and displaying enthusiasm from the participating children. The meets took place every Saturday mornings at Murphy Town Park from October to June. Teams were formed and participated in severalYouth in Action CompeteLyndon Davis, Jr. was honoured as the Most Valuable Player in the under 14 category at the Hoyte Basketball Tournament held in Freeport. He is being given a trophy by Mr. Doug Collins, a Hoytes Tournament Executive. SportsFrom Page 20 championships in soccer as well as in basketball, most of them held in Freeport. This year the baseball program was dropped because of damage to the field caused by the hurricanes, but Mrs. Davis said that they will definitely have it next season. The coaches were very proud of the results that their sustained efforts produced. Mrs. Davis said, “It was an excellent year, thanks to the parents allowing their kids to participate. I am proud of the kids being so well disciplined and look forward to the next year.”BodybuildingThe Grand Bahama Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship was held on June 5 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The competition included Master and Open Divisions in Bodybuilding and Height Divisions in Fitness. Veteran bodybuilder Arthur Elden competed in the Masters over 60 and in the Open Division Middleweight. Arthur placed first in the Masters and second in the Middleweight Division. Arthur’s next competition will be the Bahamas National Championship in Nassau on July 30 and the Southern sates Championship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on August 4. Treasure Cay Hotel Resort and Marina held its 22nd Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament on June 12-17. A qualifier for IGFA’s International Tournament of Champions and the World Sailfish Championship, this modified release tournament offered four days of fishing, parties, dinners and fun competitions. Renowned for its great food, camaraderie and events families can enjoy, the tournament raised funds for the Guy Harvey Research Foundation as wellTreasure Cay Holds Its 22nd Annual Billfish TournamentJune 18th was the last day of the Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament. That evening the festivities included the awarding of trophies to the winning teams. They were not the only one on the receiving end as the Treasure Cay Primary School was also on the list. The Principal, Mrs. Myrtis Russell, accepted a generous check of $4060 and cash donated by Mr. Robert Meister and the Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament. Mrs. Russell was very grateful since this year the school did not hold its usual fund raising fair because of the hurricanes. The money will go towards the purchase of work books and text books. as the Treasure Cay Primary School. A total of 42 boats competed. The winner was the sport fishing boat Domarlo, a 46-foot boat from West Palm Beach, Florida, owned by Doug MacDonald. His team released a blue marlin on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and caught at 501-pound blue marlin on Thursday. This was the boat that won first place last year also. Second place was won by Snooter and third place by Izzer During the four days of fishing a total of 45 billfish were caught with 41 being released. Only four were brought to the dock. The tournament also recognized the anglers who brought in record sized dolphin, wahoo and tuna. For the lay day activities on Wednesday Treasure Cay organized golfing activities and for the first time had a champagne brunch and property tour. The boaters were shown the new developments now underway. This proved to be popular and productive. The awards night was June 17 which included a dinner and party under a big tent. The evening included a presentation to the Treasure Cay Primary School. 20kw $8900 26kw $9600 EF2600D $1100 E5200$2690 EF6600$3695 EF12000$5995Abaco Outboard EnginesTel: 242-367-2452 Fax: 242-367-2354 yamahaabaco@hotmail.com

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23 B Aldersgate Methodist ChurchMarsh Harbour, Abaco Sunday Services: 11:00 a.m. Radio Ministry: Radio Abaco 93.5 FM Monday through Friday at 7:55 a.m. Minister The Reverend Charles A. Carey Congregational Board Chairman Brother Percival J. Archer Phone: 242-367-2009/2566 Fax: 367-5419 charlescarey@wesleycollegebahamas.org Catholic ChurchesSaturday Mass Treasure Cay 3:00 p.m. Bahamas Farm Chapel (Creole) 5:00 p.m. Saints Mary and Andrew ChurchSunday Mass Marsh Harbour & Hope Town 9:00 a.m. St. Francis de Sales Church 12:45 p.m. Jarrett Park (Hope Town) 5:00 p.m. St. Francis de Sales Church (Creole)Weddings and Funerals (by arrangement)Confession (before Mass or by appointment)Baptism (every Sunday before Mass or within Mass)Rev. Father Rogelio (Roger) P. Madrazo Parish Priest 242-367-2714 romad16@yahoo.com “Speaking where the Bible speaks; Silent where the Bible is silent.” Schedule of Services Sunday Bible Class10:00 a.m. Morning Worship11:00 a.m. Evening Worship7:00 p.m. Radio Abaco 93.5 FM5:00 p.m. Wednesday Devotion/Bible Class7:00 p.m.Church of ChristP.O. Box AB 20543 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 242-367-3496/366-2103quashie@coralwave.com Minister Jason G. Quashie Friendship Tabernacle ChurchPastor Silbert MillsSunday Church Services 11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Bible Study on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Youth Meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. P.O. Box AB 20513 Dundas Town Abaco 242-367-5848 Nursery Pre-School Day Care Teaching Children to Achieve 242-367-0295 Kirk o’ the Pines For information and help please ring an Elder at 367-3643, 367-4479-367-3477 or 367-2365 (Presbyterian) “Seek and Ye Shall Find” Sunday Mornings at NineWelcomeSaturday Morning Children’s Club at half past tenSaturday and Sunday at Forest Heights Academy (Don MacKay Blvd. near airport round-about)Thursday Evenings at six thirtyBible Study & Discussion Group (in varius homes) St. John-the-Baptist & St. Martin Anglican ChurchesSchedule of Services Sunday Holy EucharistEvening Prayer Marsh Hbr. Sandy Pt. 1st (ACW) 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.7:30 p.m. (Both) 2nd (CYM)11:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m.7:30 p.m. (Both) 3rd (AYA) 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.7:30 p.m. (Both) 4th (ACM)11:00 a.m. 7:30 p.m.7:30 p.m. (M.H.) 5th11:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m.7:30 p.m. (S.P.) Rector: Reverend Father Earl Hepburn 242-367-2518 (phone/fax) rectorysjb@yahoo.com Pastor& Mrs. Stephan N. Knowles And The Family ofStrong TowerCommunity Church Welcomes You! Please feel free to come and Worship with us INTERNAT I O N ALPh: 367-5411 E-mail: strongtower@coralwave.comWednesday Bible Study and prayerat 7:00 p.m. Sunday Worship Celebration at 10:45 a.m. Dundas Town Church of GodWhere Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord! Sunday Prayer Meeting6:00 a.m. Sunday School9:45 a.m. Morning Worship11:00 a.m. Evening Worship6:00 p.m. Weekdays (Prayer Meeting) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday5:00 a.m. Monday Night7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night F.T.H.7:00 p.m. Friday Youth Night7:00 p.m. Tuesday, ThursdayFamily Night For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457 or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565 Bishop Anthony Campbell242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 • Dtcog@coralwave.comJesus Saves We exist to: Reach, Develop, Train, Love and Send Grace Baptist ChurchSunday Worship 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Divine Worship 7:30 p.m. Evening Worship Every second and fourth Sunday 8:00 a.m. Morning Glory (no evening service) Tuesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Friday Evening Youth Night 7:30 p.m. Bishop Clifford and Minister Evelyn HenfieldYou are always welcome at GraceGrace Baptist Preschool Quality Christian education for children ages 2 1/2 5 years. Please call 242-367-5403 for Principal Mrs. Claudine Burrows or Secretary Ms. Lorraine Lewis to register. Bus service available. Phone242-367-2926 Fax 242-367-5403 Church Page Call 367-2677 if you would like your church listed here. New Vision Ministries(Non Demoninational)Our Mission “Turning people into devout followers of Jesus Christ ”Sunday Worship11:00 a.m. Sunday Kids’ Korner9:30 a.m. Tuesday Interactive Bible Study7:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Time12:10 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Friday Youth Night (high school & up)7:30 p.m. Pastors/Leaders Derek Benjamin Ted Pearce David Lowe Youth Pastor: Brooks Russell For Directions call 242-367-3324 derekbenjamin@coralwave.com www.nvministries.com Keynote speaker was Pastor Rahming who challenged the students. “Take full understanding of what you are doing today because of the results it will have on tomorrow. By embracing tomorrow, you will do better and greater things.” said Pastor Rahming. “You can become the Prime Minister, a teacher, a mechanic, a preacher like me, but whatever it is you do, you have to be the best at it. Keep improving your knowledge by reading books, newspapers, by listening to the radio, surfing the internet, talking with your parents, your friends and older people.” SchoolFrom Page 18 Kazia Etienne spoke. “I came to Long Bay in 2002, not by choice, but I stand here tonight at my very best, enriched by years of knowledge and training. Congratulations also to my fellow classmates. Secondary schooling might be over, but education continues. Fellow graduates, we are the elite of the next generation. You’ll pass this way but once, do it right.” Mrs. Collie gave each of the graduates a present and trophies were awarded by Vice Principal Mr. Ednal Collie, Pastor Rahming and Mr. Isaac Collie, Chairman of the School Board. Master of Ceremony for the evening was Mr. Garth Russell. By Mirella Santillo Located halfway between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, Three Beaches at Fig Tree Island is a 70-acre housing project developed by Mr. Nick Miaoulis. The large lots are located in a secluded forested area with access to three beautiful, secluded beaches separated from the development by a belt of very healthy mangroves. Being so close to the sea, the mangroves are bathed by the tides twice a day and are the home of a multitude of growing sea creatures. To spare the mangrove from being damaged by walking traffic, Mr. Miaoulis built a board walk so people could easily access the beaches. Close to completion last year, it was completely destroyed by the hurricanes. But the environmentally friendly developer started over again and is now completed. Although the development is private, the beaches are accessible to the public through a public road, and all are welcome providing they leave the place trash free.Three Beaches at Fig Tree Island

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Page 24 B The Abaconian July 1, 2005 Public NoticeThe public is hereby notified that Passerine at Abaco Holdings, Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club is desirous of carrying out commerical development on Crown, Treasury and private land in Great Guana Cay. Towards this end application has been tendered for approval of land use to the Department of Physical Planning, Ministry of Public Works, Nassau, on 8th June, 2005. Sr. Administrator Marsh Harbour Port DepartmentPublic NoticeDOCK ENCROACHMENTIt has been brought to this department’s attention that some property owners who have been granted a license to construct private docks on Abaco are constructing same at the extreme boundary of their property line, causing an infringement to their neighbour’s property. Be advised that the policy of the government of the Bahamas is that there is to be a 15-foot set back from each boundary of the extended property line. You are further advised that no dock is to be constructed unless approval has been granted by the Minister for Transport & Aviation. This department will deal with any such practices taking place on the island. Captain Cyril A. Roker Port Administrator CongratulationsAshley and Matthew DriggersFrom your parents Wade and Martha Cash Brother Adam and other relativeson yourFirst Anniversary CorrectionWe regret that our information about the parasailing company was inaccurate in the June 15 issue. The parasailing adventure available at the Sandy Point Regatta and Home Coming was offered by the Nairok Water Sports company owned by Ferard Nairn and Charles Roker of Sandy Point. They offer parasailing at Castaway Cay each day that a cruise boat is at the dock. By Jennifer Hudson The newly formed Art Guild of Abaco held its second luncheon meeting at the Jib Room on June 15th. Organizers of the Guild, Jo-Ann Bradley and Marlee Mason, are pleased to have the opportunity to create something from the ground floor up and that the concept of the Guild follows the desire of the Ministry of Tourism to develop arts and culture in Abaco. Topics for consideration at the meeting were: the development of a mission statement; organization; communications and activities. Chairperson of the Guild will be Jo-Ann Bradley with Mirella Santillo and Garnell Stuart as joint treasurers and Marlee Mason handling public relations. Membership in the Art Guild of Abaco will be open to all visual artists and fine craftsmen with a clear cultural connection to Abaco (the suggested criteria being a 90day minimum annual residency on Abaco with a local address). Visual arts and fine crafts are to include but not be limited to:Artists Are Forming Art Guildpaintings, collage, textile arts (quilting), weaving and basketry, sculpture, wood crafting, photography and fine jewellery. Performance art was originally to be included but after discussion it was decided that a separate Performance Guild would better meet the specific needs of musicians, actors, dancers and performers such as marching bands. Goals of the Guild will be to: • Advance art awareness throughout Abaco using local advertising in newspaper and radio, internet posting and word of mouth and use available media to bridge communications between members and interested persons. • Develop distribution outlets locally and nationally for sale of artwork. • Welcome membership from other clubs existing on Abaco whether active or not. • Develop purchasing power as a large group for supplies through local retailers. • Narrow the gap between professional and aspiring artists through mentoring or apprenticing and offering a scholarship to qualified art students. • Request active participation from art teachers and request established artists to volunteer to demonstrate their art at Central Abaco Primary School. • Develop a student chapter of the Art Guild in the future. At the next meeting a decision will be made to establish the amount of annual dues which will be required to cover administrative expenses and other costs such as workshops and sponsorship of local art shows and exhibitions. Monthly meetings will be held every second Wednesday of the month at 11.30 a.m. in the Jib room and any persons interested in becoming a member of the Art Guild of Abaco are invited to the next meeting on July 13th. Information about the Art Guild and minutes of its meetings will be posted on the website abacoexpressions.com which will be its regular vessel of communication.

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 25 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 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Houses and Land For Rent and For SaleClassified Advertisements BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Guana Cay brand new island apts. with harbour views, 2 bed/1 bath, full kitchens, TV, VCR. $900 / week, discount for extended stay. Reserve now for Regatta $200/day 3-day min. 904-9822762 Guana Cay brand new rental, 4 bed, deep water dock, privacy, plenty availability, 561-805-8673 nancycanary@hotmail.com Guana Cay long term rate, fully furnished, newly renovated, 1 bed and 2 bed rentals, TV, VCR, pool and sandy beach. Call Jerry, Guana Sunset Resort 365-5133 Ph. 242-367-3420 Cell 242-375-8465Realtors Ruth Albury Percy PinderLocated above theSand Dollar ShoppeP.O.Box AB 20473 Marsh Harbour, Abacowww.moskorealty.com RENTAL COMMERCIAL PROPERTYMarsh Harbour, commercial shop /office spaces available in Royal Harbour Village shops. Great location, high traffic area. Please call for details. 242-367-3262 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Island Property ManagementJulie Farrington & Leslie SawyerP.O. Box AB-22758 • Green Turtle Cay • Abaco Tel: (242) 365-4695 or 365-4047 email: ipmjulie@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/ipm Vacations Rentals Sea Grape Realty Victor R. Patterson Memorial Plaza P.O. Box AB 20123 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2749 E-mail: seagraperealty@hotmail.comElbow Cay:Interior lot with paved road, electric, telephone lines for $53,500 Best deal on Elbow Cay! Lot on Big Hill adjacent to Centerline Road, one of only a few left going fast! $125,000Lubbers Quarters:1/2 Acre House Lot on East Side! Deep water and utilities available. $298,000 Hillside acre with private dock slip and utilities. $145,000 LIVE YOUR DREAM ATEnjoy the life style you deserve . Luxury vacation rentals with private boat slips and all resort amenities in a gated community. Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 www.greatabacoclub.com Elbow Cay’s Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com GREAT GUANA CAY 3 COMMERCIAL WATER FRONT PROPERTIES -Beach Front Hotel/Condo +/-175’ beach frontage, +/6000 sq ft private dock -Guana Harbour Marina +/310’ water front, 24 slips dev opportunity -Beachfront Dev. Property in Settlement +/200’ beach frontage Complete details www.guanabeachfor sale.com (828) 242-1060 Hope Town Stunning views from attractive 3 bed/2 bath cottage with100’ of water front just outside the harbour. Central AC & 30+ rental weeks/year. (561) 202-8163. Lubbers 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, Sweetings Tract, 2B / 2B plus pool table room, fully furnished, tile & carpet, wood & Hardy board exterior, sheetrock & V-joint interior. Manicured lawn, fenced backyard. $250,000 gross. Contact Marcus @ 375-8248 or Tara @ 357-6842 Tilloo Cay charming hideaway, 1 br/ 2 ba cottage, safe haven, tucked in cove with dock. Panoramic view of ocean in all directions from top of hill. On approx. 3.75 accres, sea to sea. Generator, battery and solar powered. $2 million. Call 508-540-3240 or e-mail jvlvworthington@adelphia.net 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, Sweeting’s Tract 2 bed/ 1 bath. Call Amos at 367-3965 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com “The Best Service in Abaco” Homes • Property • Beach front Condos • Corporate Rentals www.abacorealtor.com Sandra Evans, BRI, CIPS (242) 367-2365 Bill Thorndycraft (242) 357-6638 Lambert Albury, owner of Froggies Out Island Adventure in Hope Town, was awarded for being an active PADI dive instructor for 30 years.Congratulations On June 16th the first grade class at Agape Christian School went on a field trip to Man-O-War Cay. They were accompanied by their teacher, Ms. Sarah Ann Weatherford, who resides there, and parents. While on Man-O-War, the children visited Albury’s Sail Shop, Ms. Sarah Ann’s home and the ice cream parlour. They enjoyed lunch at Hibiscus Cafe. Everyone had a wonderful time.First Graders Travel to Man-O-War Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center • Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Open 9 am 5 pm • Mon. Fri.

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Page 26 B The Abaconian July 1, 2005 You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNON’S GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMON’S SUPERCENTER LOWE’S FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper AB AB AB AB AB A A A A A CO CO CO CO CO is now accepting applications for new or renewal 1. Dive Compressors 2. Crawfish Trapping For the 2005-2006 Crawfish Season Please Remember: Dive compressor applicants applying for the first time must have dive certification. Application forms are available at the Department of Fisheries, Port Administration Building, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh Harbour. Department of Fisheries 13th June 2005 Public NoticeDepartment of FisheriesMarsh Harbour Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big 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 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 Island Phar Island Phar Island Phar Island Phar Island Phar macy macy macy macy 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. Business Service DirectoryGadites Maritime & Navigational Institution P.O.Box CB-13328 Nassau, Bahamas Tel/Fax: 242-362-4305 (home) Cell: 242-557-1617 Email:gaditesmaritime@hotmail.comInternational License Class “B” License Radar Observer Unlimited Bridge Resource Management COURSES COURSES COURSES COURSES COURSESClass “A” License Celestial Navigation Personal Survival Basic & Advanced Call 367-4585 or Fax 367-3091 Souvenirs • Cuban Cigars • Casual Clothing T-Shirts • Venus Swimwear • Jewelry Children’s Clothing and lots more ...Located in Simmon’s Plaza next to Snack Shack Mon Sat • 9 5 • Phone: (242) 367-4822 B’s Sunrise Guardian Angel Security CompanySecuring Life and Property 24 Hr. Security Guards Body Guards Money Escort Mobile Patrol, etc. Servicing Abaco and the CaysP.O. Box AB 20156 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242-367-5187 ABACO FENCING CO.“We make sure it’s secure” Best prices on all your fencing material & quality work that lasts • Call or fax 242-367-2277, Mobile 242-559-8273 PO Box AB20976, Marsh Harbour Email: abacofencing@hotmail.com Marsh HarbourElectronics& SatelliteAbaco Shopping Centre P.O. Box AB 20265 Ph: 367-5880 • Fax: 367-3538 Bargain Car RentalsThe Newest and Finest Car Rental Co. Low Rates • High Quality • ServiceBargain Parts FinderYour #1 store for Auto Parts (Windshields, Bumper, Lights, etc.) Delivery within 96 hrs. Call us today Ph: 367-0500 Next to Abaco Wholesale Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour For All Your Termite Problems CallAlbury’s Pest ControlSince 1979 Now Serving AbacoPh: 242-325-3643 Fax: 242-326-5730 Cell: 427-3651 Simon 557-2008 BillyGary EvansHOME IMPROVEMENTSSpecializing in Plumbing, Roofing, Carpentry, Painting & more....Tel: 551-4235 Accountant WantedLooking for lady accountant for office postion. Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs a must. Must be able to work on own initiative. Minimum of five years accounting experience required. Wanted Monday through Friday, working hours negotiable. All applicants please bring in resume or send to: Fax 242-367-3469 or Email marcoac@batelnet.bs Appliance Centre P.O. Box AB 20192 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasOut Island Law Firm Seeking Associateto join its busy office in Abaco and practice in the following areas: family law, criminal law and conveyancing. One to three years experience preferred but will consider a recent graduate. Enjoy practicing and living in the beautiful Abacos. Base salary, attractive bonus incentive, benefit plan, room for growth with many opportunities. Please forward resume in confidence to outislandlaw @ yahoo.com Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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July 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 27 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 COMMERCIAL SERVICES 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 Home & commercial maintenance, home appliance installation, service and repair, washing machines, dryers, etc. Ph. 551-5417 14' Edgewater 140CC, 2002 35 HP Johnson, Bimini, trailer, cover, DUTY PAID. $11,800, (242) 365-8397 Experienced Cook Bluff House Beach Hotel seeks an experienced cook to work in our Gourmet Clubhouse Restaurant. Live-out position only, but 10:30 p.m. charter ferry to main available. Please apply to Scott 365-4247 or Fax 3654248 Labourer wanted Abaturk Company. Call 4775101Full Time Help WantedFront Desk Clerk Duties include answering phone, serving fuel, taking reservations, operating cash register for gift store. Applicants must possess excellent customer service skills, proper phone etiquette, computer literate, and able to work six days a week. Hours are 8 am to 5 pm Tuesday thru Saunday. Monday off Kitchen Prep Cook Duties include preparing ingredients used to fulfill menu requirements. Applicants must be able to cook breakfast and lunch menu along with preparation duties and must maintain a clean work environment. Applicants should be self-motivated and be able to work un-supervised in a fast paced environment and able to work six days a week. Health certificate required. Hours are 8 am to 4 pm Wednesday thru Monday. Tuesday off. Interested person please apply in person at Sea Spray Resort. EMPLOYMENT PPORTUNITIES94 Honda Accord $6000 Ph: 366-3061 Kevin 98 Toyota Camry Cloth interior, CD player, power windows and locks, grey. Asking $12,500 Contact Chris Pinder at 375-8835 00 Dodge Dakota low miles, fully loaded, oneof-a-kind paint job. Serious inquiries only. 3596481 23’ Hurricane, 135 Mercury, great fishing/ dive boat or water taxi, VHF. $6500 OBO Ph: 502551-5760 e-mail: onebonefish@earthlink.net 24’ Rampage Cuddy Cabin 240 HP Yanmar diesel, 70 hrs. Excellent condition. DUTY PAID. Call Darvin Sands at 242-365-6007 days and 365-6093 nights 26’ Shamrock 2000 model w/330 PCM gasoline engine, Furuno color fish finder, Garmin 2006C color chart plotter, live bait well. DUTY PAID. $54,000 Green Turtle Cay 242 365-4042 28’ Baja Center Console 1990, w/ twin Yamaha 200 outboards, Garmin color chart nav, VHF, CD/radio, outriggers. Boat will arrive the Abacos July 1 and available for sale July 22 for $17,500. Call Jim Covington 843-814-5462 VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE EQUIPMENT FOR SALEForklift, Hyster S40XL 3-stage warehouse, used, well maintained, in use now. $10,000 OBO 367-2128 Call between 9-5 Want to buy a used 23' Albury Bros. center consol boat. E-Mail me at gletsos@letsos.com WANTED TO BUY BOAT MERCHANDISE FOR SALEElectric bread making machine like new. $25 Call 267-2677 P.C. includes Windows '98 w/many good programs, Canon Printer/Ans. Mach, Fax & Scanner w/add. ink cart. All in excl.working condition $300 OBO 366-2053 17’ Proline CC 1996, 2004 Yamaha 90 HP, nice run-about boat for the Sea of Abaco, includes trailer. DUTY PAID $10,900 OBO Call 305-451-5751 or 305-942-3597 20’ Shamrock cuddy cabin 220 HP V8 inboard, f/w cooled. Harding double axle trailer. DUTY PAID Boat kept in dry storage. $12,000 Call Dale 365-4359 or Bill 365-4319 22’ Atlantic Bay Skiff 8-foot beam, fiberglass, 350 MerCruiser inboard, center console, Bimini, VHF, depth sounder, US registered, fully found, DUTY PAID. Asking $16,500 OBO Call 367-2452 22’ Sailboat new Mercury 15 HP electric start outboard, zip stop mainsail, cover, 110 and 140% jibs, 3.5’ draft, new cushions, canvas covers, Bimini frame, anchor, battery, solar charger, DUTY PAID. $3900 Call 760-8311688 Congratulations!Nakita Darville & James Dietrichon your Engagement May 12th, 2005 Wedding date July 16th, 2005 From Mr. & Mrs. Raymond DarvilleParents PROFESSIONAL GOLF CAR CORP.19 Years of Selling ExperienceBest Selection of Cars and Parts in South Florida Call Paul at: 800-334-5058 ext. 208 or 561-433-2500 ext. 208 Fax: 561-433-2919 E-mail: pklayman@progolfcar.com 5385 Lake Worth Rd., Greenacres, FL 33463Free Delivery to the ports of West Palm Beach & Ft. Lauderdale Authorized DealerELECTRIC OR GAS NEW • USED REMANUFACTURED 2, 4, 6 & 8 PASSENGER LIFTED BOXES BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Check Outwww.abaconian.comThe Abaconian’s New Web SiteMost Recent Issue Archive Issues Maps Business Listings PicturesAbaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Letterheads Flyers Programs

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Page 28 B The Abaconian July 1, 2005 Scotland Cay "Summer Camp"300' of prime Ocean Beachfront. 2 Bedroom & Bunkroom, 2 Bath 1,300 sq.ft. home on two levels. Guest Cottage, "Playhouse" with Bar. Covered and open decks.Fabulous ocean views. #AB160 NEW LISTING $2,315,000. "Summer Camp" NEW LISTINGGreen Turtle Cay Coco Bay, 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 2,300 sq.ft. Water-front Home 4,800 sq.ft. of Decks. Recently completely Renovated. Over 1/4 Acre with 100' of bay front. Fabulous views. Private dock with dredged channel. #AB140 NEW LISTING $1,725,000 "Bay Lodge" NEW LISTINGGreat Guana Cay 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,686 sq.ft. Beach-Front Home 725 sq.ft. of Decks. Over 1/4 Acre with 80 of ocean front. Fabulous views. Deeded access to semi-private dock. Beautifully Furnished. Great Rental History. #AB142 $1,380,000 "Watch Hill"Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Unique 3 bedroom, 3 bath home 2,800 sq.ft. Living Space on 3 levels. Upper Level Decks Superb Views. On 2 Lots totalling 10,180 sq.ft. Swimming Pool. 100' of Private dockage. #AB149 NEW LISTING $1,750,000 "Jaffa" NEW LISTINGMan-O-War Cay 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,921 sq.ft. main beach-front residence. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 400 sq.ft. guest cabin. 1.189 well landscaped acres. Semi-private dock on harbour. Fantastic Ocean Views. # AB150 NEW LISTING $1,840,000 "Sunsplash" NEW LISTING Faron SawyerEstate Agent Marsh HarbourTel: (242) 367-5454 Cell: (242) 359 6981 e.mail: faron@hgchristie.com Kathleen Albury, BRIEstate Agent Appraiser Elbow CayTel/Fax: (242) 366-0700 cell: (242 ) 477-5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.com Bill JohnstonEstate Agent Marsh Harbour Little HarbourTel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6674 e.mail: abacobill@hotmail.com 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 Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores Duplex, Two, 2 Bedroom, 1 bath apartments. Lower 1,022 sq.ft, Upper 1,112 sq.ft. Air-conditioned, Upper decks with great Sea of Abaco views. On almost 1/2 Acre on the "Duck Pond". Private Dock. Good Rental History Great Investment #AB157 NEW LISTING $465,000 "Flower Garden" NEW LISTINGElbow Cay White Sound 7 Unit Apartment Building, Total of 3,800 sq.ft. Four 1 bedroom, 1 bath units and three 2 bedroom, 1 bath units. All fully Furnished Central A/CLaundry BuildingExcellent Rental History # AB156 NEW LISTING $925,000. NEW LISTING "Hope Town Apartments" Man-O-War Cay Charming, exquisite, traditional Bahamian home on over 1/4 acre corner lot. 1 bedroom, 1 bath in 1,047 sq.ft. Two screened porches. 249 sq.ft. Guest House with 1/2 bath and attached workshop. Crows nest for great 360 degree views. Private boat mooring. Furnished. #AB131 $395,000 "Sugar Apple" NEW PRICEScotland Cay 124' of of Atlantic Ocean Beach-front. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1,470 sq.ft. home with Central A/C. Over, 2,000 sq.ft. of covered and open patios and decks. 19,000 gals fresh water. Aux. Generator. Fabulous views. #AB161 NEW LISTING $1,100,000. "Casa Bueno" NEW LISTINGMarsh 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"VACANT LAND Lubbers Quarters 1.18 acres 144' of waterfront and beach. Facing west for fabulous sunsets, and Great Sea of Abaco views. Community Dock access. Close to Cracker Ps. One of the best Abaco waterfront land values #AB5189 NEW LISTING$125,750. 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 $73,000.Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Canal Front Building Site 5,207 sq.ft. dockage for 55 'Vessel and 25' runabout #AB5187 NEW LISTING $545,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Canal Front Building Sites #40 9,778 sq.ft. AB5155 Extra Large Corner Parcel UNDER CONTRACT#41 7,070 sq.ft. AB5156 Good Elevation Sea View UNDER CONTRACTSand 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. Elbow Cay 2 Two Storey Waterfront Homes. A total of 9 bedrooms, 8 baths in 4,000 sq.ft. Set up as four separate rental units with great history. About 1 1/2 Acres with 170' of Sea of Abaco frontage. Furnished. Fabulous views. Private dock. #AB141 Each Home Separately $975,000. The Complete Estate $1,925,000. "Twin Dolphin Point" NEW LISTING Neil G. AberleEstate Agent Marsh HarbourTel: (242) 367-5452 Cell: (242) 422-9331 e.mail: neil@hgchristie.com NEW AGENT! 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 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 se rvice Bahamas Largest Real Estate Data Base The largest number of luxury property listings in Abaco The most extensive geographically distributed and best tr ained active agent network in Abaco The most professional, best researched and produced marketing materials in the Bahamas Agents' own vessels for convenie nt 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.com7/1/05 Scotland Cay 162' of Sea of Abaco Frontage. 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath 2,150 sq.ft. home on two levels with Central A/C, 360 sq.ft. Shop, 260 sq.ft. Bar, 1,137 sq.ft. of covered and open decks. Fabulous views. Private Dock #AB158 NEW LISTING $1,545,000. "Samahab" NEW LISTINGMarsh Harbour, Central Cays and South AbacoMan-O-War Cay "Bien Choisi" 3/4 acre sea-to-sea. Elegant 1 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, 1,220 sq.ft., home. 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath guest house. 3,300 sq.ft. of decks and porches. Private Dock, Beach. Central A/C, Generator, watermaker Beautiful landscaping. #AB133 UNDER CONTRACT Man-O-War Cay "Ceylon's Isle/Rosewood" 3 + 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, Fully furnished and equipped. Superb Views. # AB111 $3,900,000 Man-O-War Cay "Utopis" 5 Bedroom, 4 bath, 3,000 sq.ft. home, 2,400 sq.ft of covered verandahs. set on over 1/3 Acre with 100' of Beach-front. Fabulous ocean views. Swimming Pool, Generator, Water-maker. Fully furnished. #AB138 $1,400,000Man-O-War Cay "Czanne" Ocean Beach-front. Superb, beautifully maintained, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath 3,300 sq.ft. home on two levels. Wrap-around covered and open decks. Fabulous ocean views. Central A/C, Generator. #AB134 $995,000.Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Robin's Nest" 3 bedroom, 2 bath home 1,487 sq.ft. 2 Lots totalling 11,895 sq.ft. Home on Lot 16 New Swimming pool on lot 17. 89' Layalong dock with great versatility in sizes of vessels. #AB136 UNDER CONTRACT Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Sea View" 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 1,400 sq.ft of living space. Private Dock Slip. Superb views of the Sea of Abaco Fully Furnished and Equipped Good Rental Income Producer. # AB68 S O L D Great Guana Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay and North AbacoScotland Cay "Green Door House" 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 1,815 sq.ft. home. 630 sq.ft of covered and open decks. Great Ocean Views. #AB162 NEW LISTING $635,000. 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.Turtle Rocks "Hidden Paradise" 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,200 sq.ft. Beach-Front Home Almost 1,600 sq.ft. of Covered wrap-around veranda. Over 2 acres with 100' of Sea of Abaco Beach-front. Fabulous views of the sea and outlying cays. Fully Furnished. #AB139 UNDER CONTRACTPRIVATE ISLANDSSea of Abaco "Cornish Cay" 38 Acre private Island Residence, Cottages, Tennis Court, Sea Plane Ramp, Many boat facilities, Solar Power and generators # AB 119 SOLD 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 $2,200,000.Sea of Abaco "Carrington Cay" 300' from the Abaco mainland, near Leisure Lee 1.4 acres. Excellent elevation. #AB5147 $375,000.