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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 15, AUGUST 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 By Richard E. Fawkes Eight citizens who are willing to assist the police in improving their law enforcement capability throughout Abaco were sworn in as District Constables on July 25. The ceremony was presided over in Marsh Harbour by Assistant Administrator Neil Campbell in the presence of ASP Wayne Miller, Abaco’s officer-in-charge, and Insp. William Henry from Nassau, who oversees the National District Constable Programme. Insp. Henry oriented the volunteer Constables in their various duties and expectations and in principles of policing and the administration of justice at the community level. The volunteer constables, comprised of five women and three men, are from Crown Haven, Cooper’s Town, Dundas Town, Murphy Town, Man-O-War Cay, Casuarina Point, Cherokee Sound, and Crossing Rocks. Ms. Vashti Albury, an employee of BEC, volunteered because she wants a police presence in Cherokee Sound, her hometown, where the force is unable to assign an officer at this time. Her reasoning and expression of a sense of duty were dittoed by Mrs. Winifred Albury of Casuarina Point and Ms. Alice Williams of Crossing Rocks, both isoDistrict Police Constables Were Sworn inEight New Constables in Eight Communities Will Extend Police PresenceEight public-spirited citizens who volunteered to serve their respective communities as district constables took a course in po licing duties and principles and were sworn in on July 25 in Marsh Harbour. Pictured from left to right are Athena Mackey, Cooper’s Town; Clifford McDonald, Murphy Town; Vashti Albury, Cherokee Sound; Martin Johnson, Dundas Town; Insp. William Henry, National Coordinator of District Constables who conducted the training; Assistant Administrator Neil Campbell, who conducted th e swearing-in; ASP Wayne Miller, officer-in-charge, Abaco; Oleta Thomas, Crown Haven; Alice Williams, Crossing Rocks; George Phillpot, Man-O-War Cay; and Winifred Albury, Casuarina Point. Photo by Richard Fawkes By Richard E. Fawkes One catches a glimpse of the eternal innocence and beauty of childhood when 11year-old Connie Ferguson’s face lights up and her entire demeanour is animated by that youthful mixture of honest desire, joy and a tinge of conspiratorial defiance as she expresses her feelings about her new-found paradise — Sandy Point. “I don’t want toSandy Point Embraces Girl with Leukaemia Crawfish Season Opens Free Immunization Is Offered Please see Leukaemia Page 4 Please see Constables Page 13 A resident of The Mud is receiving a hepititis B shot. Two nurses from the Department of Public Health initiated a innoculation program on Abaco last month, providing free diphtheria/tetanus (D&T), measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and Hepatitis B innoculations. Although the turnout at the Marsh Harbour government clinic was poor, the group went to The Mud and set up their clinic under an almond tree. The residents of The Mud and Pigeon Pea responded better at that location. Please see story on page 15. Crawfish season officially opened on August 1 allowing many fishermen to once again go to sea to harvest the lucrative crawfish. Fishing is the second most important industry here and it is primarily crawfishing that are the mainstay of many families. Shown here is Capt. Stan. Albury, captain of the Leopard a crawfishing boat owned by Marsh Harbour Exporters and Importers, Abaco’s only crawfish processer. Crawfishermen are hoping for a better season this year than last year which was devastated by two hurricanes. Please see story on page 2

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Page 2 The Abaconian August 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 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday Oceanfrontier Log CabinsRental and Vacation Club Memberships On Beautiful Guana Cay Beach Six two-bedroom cabins sleep six, queen size bed in loft, kitchenette, private deck, full bath, short walk to townRent by the day or weekCall now 888-541-1616 or 519-389-4846 Website: www.oceanfrontier.com E-mail: info@oceanfrontier.comBy Mirella Santillo From Crown Haven to Sandy Point for the past several weeks every fisherman on Abaco has been preparing for the crawfish season, setting traps from “condos” to wooden traps and making sure the boats were seaworthy. In Crown Haven, fisherman O’Neil Rolle is impatient to get going. “This year I’ll go at sea on my own boat, an 18-foot Boston Whaler,” he explained, “and I’ll be back and forth every day, weather permitting. Last year I was on a larger boat, a 60-footer that held up to 20 people.” On such a large vessel the fishermen go as far as the West End banks or off Great Isaacs Cay, close to The Berry Islands. How much he will catch will most likely depends on the weather, he said. In Cedar Harbour Mr. Wilfred Curry has been ready to go since June. Crawfishing is his main source of income, and he will spend the season taking trips, sometimes for as long as two weeks, on his 51-foot boat carrying from seven to nine fishermen. “Mr. Curry has a thousand “condos,” 4-foot x 6-foot metal and lumber boxes that have been placed in different locations. “I usually go West of Walker’s Cay,” said Mr. Curry. “These traps can last as long as five to eight years,” he explained, “but I lost 80 percent of them in the hurricanes last year, so I had to do many trips to replace them. I am usually ready by May.” The crawfish will be hooked by divers and sold directly to buyers such as Marsh Harbour Importers and Exporters after each trip. While he is not at sea catching crawfish, Mr. Curry fishes around the Cedar Harbour area for grouper and conch. In Marsh Harbour Capt. Stan Albury had the Leopard ready by the last week of July. She has been laying at the dock of the Fish House that owns the boat. The engine is checked, tanks filled, the boat is stacked with groceries, toiletries and water for the crew of 15 and gasoline for the skiffs. The 100-foot Leopard was to leave Marsh Harbour on the 30th of July carrying on board several hundred pounds of ice that will be needed to keep the crawfish while at sea. Capt. Albury planned to take his ship and crew to the west side of Andros or the north side of Walkers Cay where traps are waiting to be harvested. The crawfish will be caught with spears or hooks. Since the boat won’t be back for a couple of weeks, Capt. Albury explained that the crawfish will be processed on board the ship. “Their heads will be removed and discarded, then the tail will be soaked for a few minutes in sodium bi-sulfate, then rinsed off and packaged in 40-pound bags before going in the freezer. All I am hoping for now is good weather,” said the captain as we part. Also in Marsh Harbour Mr. Kenneth Long has been changing his boat from line fishing to crawfishing. The lines were taken down and the boat prepared for diving. Like many other fishermen, he lost nearly all of his 300 habitats. Only 16 were left after the hurricanes so this year he will harvest 76 traps. “I go as far north as Whale Cay and as far south as Little Harbour, roughly 12 miles off shore,” he said. He is hoping that his habitats won’t be raided by tourists or sometimes other fisherman, but he said, “Bahamian fishermen usually respect each other.” He will catch crawfish until October 16th, the opening season for stone crabs which is his speciality. In Sandy Point Mr. Benjamin Pinder finished building his numbered traps but was late setting them up because of the number of traps lost in the hurricanes. But with his license in hand and his 16foot boat The Restored ready, he was looking forward to the season. He explained, “I found the boat at the dump after she had been condemned because of Hurricane Floyd, and I completely restored her,” hence the name. “I’ll go fishing every day except Sunday,” he said, “and I hope the price will go up or at least stay the same to offset the rise in the price of gasoline.” Mr. Pinder usually goes no more than two or three miles off shore and sells his catch locally.Fishermen Anticipate the Crawfish Season

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August 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 LISTINGSHOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAY! WHITE SOUND Ocean lot with100 feet on the water x 300 feet deep. A beautiful waterfront building site, on the Atlantic Ocean, just steps away from the public dock and sandy beach. Excellent elevation and lush natural vegetation. Offered at $600,000. Internet Reference #2866. Call Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 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: 242-366-3143TILLOO CAY! 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. #1884LUBBERS 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.LUBBERS QUARTERS! AOC Great building sites, one lot off the Sea of Abaco with access to public beach 300 feet away. These won’t last! Lot 82 AOC$1 18,000 Lot 83 AOC $106,000GUANA CAY! BUILD YOUR VACATION HOME! 135’ x 165’ lot $145,000. Ref. #2499GREEN 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: 242-4775821MARSH 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. #2719OLE 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. #2694BAHAMA PALM SHORES! SECTION THREE Block 14, Lot 20 $47,000. TREASURE CAY Stan Sawyer Tel: 242-365-8198 Cell: 242-477-5821 stan@damianos.comwww.damianos.com LUBBERS QUARTERS! “FLIP FLOPS” 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 BUILDINGS!Internet Ref. #1669!3 Duplex Apartment Bldgs.!Great location in town!Each Duplex is comprised of two 2 bed 1 bath apts. 750 sq. ft. each!Furnished & A/C!Landscaping/mature trees!Great Rental HistoryEach Duplex for sale at $300,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “GAZEBO VILLAS”!Internet Ref. #2509!Two Waterfront villas in Hope Town Village!Each with 2 bed 2 baths upstairs & spacious living areas downstairs!Short walk to white sand beach!Fully furnished, R/O water system!Back-up generator, laundry bldg.!Professionally landscaped!Excellent rental history$1,490,000 for bothKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “RUDY’S PLACE RESTAURANT”!Internet Ref. #2681!Well established, fully licensed restaurant and bar!Manager’s house – 840 sq. ft.!6 lots totaling 1.3 acres!Fabulous elevation with endless views of the Sea of Abaco, the lighthouse, and the Atlantic Ocean!Dock access!Exellent for further development$1,500,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040August 1, 2005 More Exclusive Listings in Section B Page 3 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “TAHITI HAI”!Internet Ref. #1640!Dorros Cove Subdivision!Newly renovated 4b/2b!Central A/C!Wrap around porch!Sea to sea views!Separate gardener’s apt.!1/2 Acre property!Private dock slip!Near Tahiti Beach$895,000 FIRMKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “LADY BUG LOFT”!Internet Ref. #1975!Overlooking Tahiti Beach!3 bed 2 bath 1600 sq. ft. two storey island home!2nd floor loft with fabulous views of Sea of Abaco!Wrap around deck!Central A/C!Spacious 21,113 sq. ft. lot!Private dock slip$920,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 BAHAMA PALM SHORES SECTION ONE!Internet Ref. #2753!Charming duplex!2 bed 1 bath downstairs!1 bed 1 bath upstairs!Second floor balcony!Attached Garage!Spacious 15,000 sq. ft. lot!Sandy beach nearby!Peaceful environment with native Bahama parrot habitat$250,000 Laurie Schreiner: 242-367-5046 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “WINDOVER”!Internet Ref. #2638!Island Style 3 bed 2.5 bath!Covered verandahs!Extended decks & Gazebo!Great views of the Atlantic Ocean & Sea of Abaco!Central A/C!Home on two lots, with beautiful gardens!10 KW diesel generator & more$1,400,000 Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 NEW LISTING LUBBERS QUARTERS HOTEL RESORT!Internet Ref. #2644!Own a business in paradise!!4 Fully equipped furnished homes on six lots!240 feet of sandy beachfront!200 foot dock/Four 20’ boats!Backup generator!Lush tropical gardens, Tiki huts, two cabanas & more!Established turn-key operation$2,900,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 LUBBERS QUARTERS “OCEANVIEW COTTAGE”!Internet Ref. #2849!Secluded 2b/2b hillside home!50 ft. above sea-level with Spectacular sea views!French doors opening onto screened, wrap around porch!Energy efficient Solar powered home with propane appliances!Hardwood floors & Italian tiles$512,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 NEW LISTING LONG BEACH OCEANFRONT HOME!Internet Ref. #2816!30 miles south of Marsh Hbr.!Spacious 4 bed 2.5 bath!Superior construction designed to hurricane standards with 12 foot in-ground piers, 4’ supporting piers & 18 inch concrete foundation!Excellent elevation with panoramic oceanviews!Hardwood floors & more$649,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-367-5046 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “SWEET HAVEN”!Internet Ref. #2825!White Sound!4b/2b, 1,800 sq. ft. built as a duplex easy to convert back!Excellent rental potential!New Bermuda roof!Ocean view!Wrap around deck!Large yard, no zoning!Good elevation$360,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “SILVER PLUME”!Internet Ref. #2649!Spectacular ocean views!Island Style elevated home!2 bedrooms 2 baths!Cozy V-joint wood interior!Tiled floors!Wrap around deck with views of Hope Town lighthouse and the sea!Ground level outdoor shower$875,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 UNDER CONTRACTHOPE 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 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “LAS OLAS”!Internet Ref. #2871!Oceanfront cottage!Near the Sea Spray Resort!2 bedrooms 1 bath!950 sq. ft. living space!Terracotta tiled floors!Panel wood interior!Wrap around deck!Ocean views & surf!Natural beauty & tranquility$875,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “HILL TOP”!Internet Ref. #2855!Beautifully restored 3 bed 1 bath heritage home!Double lot on highest elevation in Hope Town Village!One block off the water!Panoramic views from 144 sq. ft. roof top gazebo!Lush tropical garden & very private outdoor living space$850,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN HARBOUR “SWEETING’S LANDING”!Internet Ref. #2911!3b/2b harbour front home with additional water front lot kitty corner to the property!1300 square feet plus 2nd floor bonus space!Quality construction 7 years old!Covered & screened sitting porch!Excellent docking space!Nicely landscaped$1,800,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEW LISTING NEWUNDER CONTRACT

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Page 4 The Abaconian August 1, 2005 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 go back! I wish I could stay here forever.” Of course, wishing is what got Connie, who lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina, to this fishing village in the first place, where she has been enjoying three days of bone-fishing, deep-sea fishing and being feted by a community of children eager to make friends with her and of grown-ups wanting to pray for her. Connie’s trip to Abaco was made possible by the Outdoor Dream Foundation, an organization based in Anderson, South Carolina, that was founded to enable children, especially in the Southeast United States, who are battling life-threatening illnesses to experience outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. According to her mother, 37-year-old Pamela Ferguson, Connie was diagnosed with leukaemia over a year ago and has been receiving treatment, including chemotherapy, at the paediatric oncology unit at the Greenville Hospital in nearby Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville Hospital is one of the institutions with which the foundation has been working, according to Chuck Horne, who describes himself as a volunteer and facilitator, who accompanied Connie and Ms. Ferguson on the trip. Sterling Johnson also accompanied the group to film Connie’s experience for a documentary which is expected to air in the near future on WSBA TV in Spartanburg. According to a recent article in the online magazine Realtree.com, the Outdoor Dream Foundation was founded by “a very goodhearted southern gentleman by the name of Brad Jones” for children who “for some reason or another ... are dealt an immensely difficult hand in life” and simply cannot just “take in all that the great outdoor world has to offer” that most of us take for granted. Mr. Horne became involved in the foundation through football Hall-of-Famer Larry Csonka, whom he had once hosted in Argentina. Mr. Csonka is one of many celebrity sports volunteers who work with the foundation. Mr. Horne said that before Connie’s trip, the foundation had already taken over 30 children from the Southeast on trips, including to Alaska.Abaco is ideal for Bahamian fishing dreamAfter Connie requested a fishing trip to The Bahamas, Mr. Horne focused on Abaco because he and his wife had visited and fished in Treasure Cay a few years ago, and he thought Abaco would be an ideal location. Stanley White, proprietor of Pete and Gay Guest House in Sandy Point which specializes in bone-fishing and deep-sea fishing, said when Mr. Horne contacted him, he was quite moved to participate. “As a father of two daughters,” Mr. White said during a party Saturday evening he hosted at the guest house that was well attended by Sandy Point children and some parents, “I have some great fishing guides and I knew the community would welcome her.” Both Connie and her mother, who had never visited The Bahamas before, said they were thrilled by the blueness and clarity of the water. “The nearest beach is a fourhour drive,” Ms. Ferguson said, “and the water is nowhere near this pretty.” Bone-fish guide Perry Adderley took the group out Saturday on the Town Flats on the eastern side of Sandy Point. Mr. Horne said they spent a little time teaching her how to use a reel rod.”She caught a few; did some wading; even saw some small sharks nearby,” he chuckled. Ms. Ferguson, who did not fish, said she was amazed that Connie was able to spend six hours fishing (with a lunch break, of course). The only fishing they did in the Spartanburg area was something called brim fishing in the lakes. Patrick Roberts, another experienced guide, planned to take Connie and her team deep-sea fishing on Sunday near Castaway Cay, with a break for a picnic at a secluded beach. Ms. Ferguson said her daughter, “a very bright student” who begins middle school in September, is usually quiet and somewhat shy. She was delighted to see her dancing and mingling with many of her newfound friends at the party. Ms. Ferguson said they felt as though they were coming home to family as everyone was so warm and welcoming. Connie loves history and her two favourite figures are Harriet Tubman, the 19th century abolitionist who risked her life to free slaves on the “Underground Railway” and Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 sparked the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. “I write reports about them every year,” she said with pride, “because they believed Eleven-year-old Connie Ferguson of Spartanburg, South Carolina, who is battling leukaemia, had her wish come true to fish in The Bahamas by the Outdoor Dream Foundation. Seen here on the public dock in Sandy Point with Connie (third right) and her mother Pamela Ferguson (fifth right). The others are, left to right, Sterling Johnson, foundation’s videographer; Roderick Bowe, Administrator for South Abaco; Chuck Horne, foundation’s trip facilitator; Wynsome Ferguson (not related) of the Abaco Tourism office; and Stanley White, proprietor of Pete and Gay Guest House, which hosted Connie and her team.Sandy Point Hosts Leukaemia Victim LeukaemiaFrom Page 1 Please see Leukaemia Page 26 A Full Lunch MenuMon. Tues. Thurs. Fri. 11:30 am 2:30 pm Sat. 9 am 2:30 pm Evening Dinner 6 9 pm same daysClosed WednesdaysSunday Dinner 6 9 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

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 5 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 By Jennifer Hudson Five Abaconians were in Nassau recently to receive awards and perform at the National Arts Festival 2005 Prizewinners Concert. They had all placed first during the regional competition held at the Learning Resources Centre in Marsh Harbour in April. These local winners were then judged against entrants from throughout the entire Bahamas proving that they are the best in the Bahamas in their respective categories. Each year the National Arts Festival judges travel the length and breadth of the Bahamas listening to competitors from all over as the Festival is, as its name implies, a truly national event and engenders keen competition. Judges for the vocal classes were well known soprano Joanne Callendar and Director of the National Children’s Choir, Patricia Bazzard. Winner in the solo singing class for rural schools was 11-year-old Nevandria Rolle of Moore’s Island. Nevandria is the daughter of Ruthamae Rolle, Principal of the Moore’s Island School, who is herself an accomplished singer. Nevandria is a remarkable young lady who makes her mother very proud. In addition to her amazing singing talent, her academic performance is outstanding. Earlier in the year she was nominated for the Primary School Student of the Year award and received a medal and trophy at a ceremony at Government House in May. Since entering school in first grade Nevandria has remained on the Honour Roll every year and ended this academic year with a 3.70 grade point average. Kayshara Adderley, known for her unusual renderings of the National Anthem, won the Gospel Singing Class in the 15-yearold age group with her rendition of the well loved hymn Great is Thy Faithfulness Kayshara holds quite a record, this being the fifth year she has won her class, this time receiving a distinction. She is a student at Abaco Central High School and sings at many different functions having first begun singing in church at the age of seven. The Gospel Solo award for classical voice in the male category went to Basil Been while Anderson Alcime won in another gospel solo category with his very moving and heart felt rendition of My Anchor Holds These two gentlemen form part of the popular Jes’us Male a cappella group which, along with third member, Gentry Morris, won the Male Gospel Group Award.Abaconians Shine in the National Arts Festiva l All of the winners performed in two concerts in Nassau with the Jes’us group and Kayshara performing additionally at the National Pre-Independence celebration which was televised from Arawak Cay. Jes’us were asked to remain in Nassau to perform again at the Independence celebrations but was unable to do so owing to business necessitating their early return to Abaco. Abaco had five musicians who received awards at the National Arts Festival held in Nassau. These two hold two of the awards. Gentry Morris is holding the Male Gospel Group Award for the Jus’ us group and Basil Been is holding his Gospel Solo Award.Road Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7 P.O. Box AB-20070 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas Phone: (242) 267-2452 Fax: (242) 367-2354 Financing available throughFIRST CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK Call for details!

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Page 8 The Abaconian August 1, 2005Letters to the EditorThe Editor Says . On Choosing Budget Priorities Dave RalphThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Lindsey Delaplaine, Richard Fawkes, Lee Pinder 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 Concerned about the Abaco Barbary HorsesDear Mr. McCully and Others, Your concern and interest are deeply appreciated, and you and other concerned citizens may well hold the key to the horses’ survival into the future. All you mention and more has been “on the books” for years to help the horses survive and reproduce. Great progress has been made. Phase one of the preserve is complete, Phase two nearly so. In the year and a half the mares have been on the preserve, the obesity is gone and there has been NO lameness, two of the factors affecting reproduction. This in the face of many challenges: fires, hurricanes, thefts, horses with pre existing conditions, scant funding, a tiny work force. We are at the point now where detailed blood work and analysis of forage must be done to determine the next appropriate steps. We need baseline information about each horse’s health and nutritional needs. The stallions need to be tested for viability. We have a superb team of professionals available right now to implement needed programs indicated by the long overdue blood work. Many have already given unstintingly of time, services and funds. We have horse reproduction specialists, geneticists and others with experience in restoring exotic species standing by ready to help. There are NO mysteries. All the procedures you mention, and more, are possible. We could even, in fact, clone the entire herd. The question is not what to do, but how to afford to do it. Even so simple a procedure as giving the mares extra forage on clean farm grass is not free. And the availability and generosity of professionals is useless without infrastructure: housing, equipment, clinic, electricity, maintenance staff, transportation, board. Without these it is not possible for the professionals to do their work. Without steady funding, these needs cannot be met. We know what needs to be done, we have the people to do it. We need the tools to let them get on with their work. We need funding specialists. We need generous supporters. They will be the key to the horses’ survival. Sincerely, Melanie Rehor We are one month into local government’s fourth term and the largest district in the country hasn’t gotten underway yet. Summer vacations and a possible appeal contesting the procedure have kept the statutory boards from being formed. This in turn has kept building permits from being issued in the Central Abaco District. All applications for shop licenses are also on hold. Allowing previous boards to remain functional until the next boards are formed would allow continuity to the system without disruptive breaks. We have heard of challenges to the Hope Town District Council as two of the persons chosen by government to fill vacancies there were not believed to be registered in that district. To our knowledge the budgeted amounts allocated to the various local government districts have not been made public but funding is expected to be the same as last year. This may be acceptable for districts which have static economies. However, Central Abaco has a growing and vibrant economy as well as an acknowledged increase in our population. We will look at one example where creative thinking and a reallocation of financial resources may be necessary to take care of town requirements. This process may be required by all districts on Abaco. Twenty residents of Central Pines Subdivision recently met to lobby the Dundas Town Committee for garbage pick-up as required in the Local Government Act. The 22 residences now occupied there have not been included in the Dundas Town garbage collection since they began living there about a year ago. There are another 28 houses under construction in the subdivision. The chairman of the Dundas Town Committee is new to the system but was led to understand that no additional funds are being received which would imply that garbage collection will not be provided. However, residential garbage collection is a required service to be provided by local government. How Dundas Town resolves its garbage pickup is a problem for them to solve between the residents and their town committee members. Murphy Town has a similar challenge with the residents of Great Cistern who are requesting garbage collection. Previously the narrow rough road was the excuse for not providing trash collection to this area. However, the road was recently paved and the residents ther want regular garbage pickup. Marsh Harbour has its extra garbage to pickup. That town has to contend with the residential trash from the 3,000 to 6,000 residents living in The Mud and Pigeon Peas settlements. The Act requires town meetings between the committee and town residents to determine the needs and wants of the residents. Meetings have occasionally been held but rarely has the focus been on how to use the available money. Councillors and Town Committee members have usually allocated funds at their own discretion on the basis that they were elected to make these decisions. Dundas Town residents may decide that garbage collection is more important than other functions that are in the budget. The Town Committee would then have to decide how to reallocate their available funds to increase funding for some essential services while decreasing other expenses. There is a tendency to maintain existing service levels and complain that services cannot be expanded. It well may be that service “A” must be expanded at the expense of service “B”. Assuming that funding is not increased, each town committee will have to take a hard look at its budget and consider reorganizing their priorities. Many of our towns will have to go through similar exercises to decide what are essential services and what can be trimmed. Contracts will have to be examined carefully to see that the contracted job warrants the amount being paid or perhaps if the job requirements can be reduced with a corresponding reduction in cost. New sanitary land fill It is quite possible that by early next year, the new land fill inland from Snake Cay may be in operation and all garbage-related contracts on Abaco will have to be reviewed to accommodate this change. For Central Abaco it may mean that more money becomes available as the existing dump would no longer need to be maintained. This presently exceeds $60,000 per year. There is also the chance that there will be less money as existing contracts for collection are adjusted to compensate for the extra distance to the landfill. It has not yet been announced how this facility will be managed or which agency will be responsible for its maintenance. It is assumed that a new landfill management agency will be formed under the administration of Environmental Health or perhaps the Ministry of Works which would put the management expenses in the hands of central government. It will require a staff of several persons to operate heavy equipment, to ensure correct dumping and to staff the gate and collect the tipping fee. Small loads of household trash may be accepted free of charge but truck loads are expected to pay a fee which will require a collection system or a bookkeeping scheme of some sort. The last information on this landfill indicated it will process all trash island wide from Crown Haven to Sandy Point including Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay. These three island towns now ship their trash to the Central Abaco dump on the scheduled freight barges serving those towns. It is not clear how Green Turtle Cay fits into this arrangement as that town still has a disposal site on the cay. The collection, shipping and disposal of garbage and trash is a growing challenge for our communities. As Abaco continues to grow and expand, so does the garbage. Our booming construction industry and the expanding business community also generate increased amounts of trash. The two hurricanes last year caused further debris to go to the dump. Another burden comes from the Mud and Pigeon Peas communities which are just now being provided with commercial bins for garbage removal. Incidentally, the Mud and Pigeon Peas communities are to be commended for their efforts at cleaning up their settlements which are noticeably cleaner. This is due to the recent efforts of the Department of Environmental Health and several world health organizations, PAHOE, ECHO and others working with residents there. Five large community bins were donated and it now remains for local government to arrange for the routine removal of this trash. Our newly elected Town Committees and Councils will have to review their needs and priorities and attempt to match these with the available funds. Some town and area maintenance may have to be downsized. Perhaps the keepers of our budget in Nassau will respond to our dilemma and loosen the purse strings. It was recently stated by MP Sidney Stubbs that Abaco contributes $3.2 million a month to the Public Treasury. Abaco’s growth may require that a larger share is to be returned. By Jennifer Hudson This is the most prevalent time of year for rip tides or rip currents to occur. They are an often overlooked aspect of hurricanes and tropical storms. Although sometimes referred to as rip tides, they are not directly associated with tides but are strong seaward moving currents that circulate water back to sea after it is pushed ashore by waves. This causes a drag effect out to sea. The larger the surf the stronger the rip. They are formed by the powerful winds pushing water towards the shore when a strong storm is near. A tropical cyclone’s winds push waves up against the shore line even if they are hundreds of miles away, so rip tide warnings are often the first indication of a nearby hurricane. Rip currents are very dangerous as they can carry a weak or tired swimmer out into very deep water. Rip tides (rip currents) are so strong that trying to swim back to shore against the rip tide current will only tire you out and make it much more difficult for you to survive. Rip tides or currents are narrow enough that if you become caught in one you can swim parallel to the shore until the pull stops and so escape the current and then swim back to shore. Features which will alert you to the presence of a rip: • darker colour of sea, indicating deep water • murky water, caused by sand stirred up off the sea bed. • debris floating out to sea • a rippled look, when the water around is more or less calm • waves breaking further out on both sides of a rip. Ways to escape from a rip current: • if you are caught in a rip, don’t panic • if you are a strong swimmer, swim at an angle of 45 degrees across the rip current • if you are tired or inexperienced, ride it out from the beach and then swim parallel to the shore for 30 to 40 metres to where the waves are breaking and come straight back to shore • float with a rip current or undertow, don’t swim against it.Rip Tides Can Be Dangerous

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August 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 regulationsJun 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 By Mirella Santillo On July 5th Mr. George Cornish sent a letter to the Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry Christie, the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, Minister of Local Government, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, MP, and Mr. Revis Rolle, Senior Administrator for Central Abaco, appealing the results of local elections on the basis that he was not properly notified of the date and location of the swearing in. The local government elections were held on June 27th and the official count was verified the following day, June 28th. On June 29th the elected members were sworn in at the Administrator’s office. The news of the swearing in was announced on Radio Abaco on the morning of June 29th. Mr. Cornish claims that “none of the members of the Dundas Town Township Committee were informed of that first swearing in. They were told by people in the community.” Mr. Cornish, himself, was at work when he found out about the meeting and “could not leave work at that time.” Mr. Cornish thinks that the swearing in was intentionally rushed to prevent Mr. Cay Mills, who is awaiting trial, to be sworn in. “They knew Cay could not come,” he said. Mr. Cornish has five issues with the way the swearing in was effected: • The lack of proper notification • The impromptu election of Chairman and Deputy Chairman • The impromptu election of Councillors • Failure to administer proper oath of office • Illegal meeting placeLack of proper notification:Mr. Cornish said that he was elected unopposed for the third consecutive term. He had become accustomed to being notified in writing of the ceremony to administer the oath of office. “The Administrator opted to issue a notice over Radio Abaco, assuming that all members would be listening.” This was not the case.Impromptu Elections of Chairman and Deputy Chairman:Mr. Cornish referred to The Local Government Act in Section 8(1) The first sitting of each Town Committee shall be held no later than seven days from the first day of the month immediately following the election of Town Committee members. (2) Each Town Committee shall in its first sitting, after having taken the oath of office, proceed with the election (from among its members) of Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Town Committee It is the view of Mr. Cornish that the Administrator proceeded to conduct the procedures like a meeting of the committee and not a sitting of the committee.Impromptu Election of Councillors:Referring again to The Local Government Act, Section 11 (1) Mr Cornish quoted, The Councillors of a District shall, within two weeks of the date of their election, sit for the purpose of electing (from among themselves) the Chief and Deputy Chief Councillors “It would be incredible to have the Senior Island Administrator acting as an advisor to local councils and townships conclude the election of Chief and Deputy Chief Councillors within 30 minutes of their being sworn in to the Council.”Failure to administer proper oath of office:Again Mr. Cornish referred to the Local Government Act, Section 7, that states, Committee members elected in accordance with the provision of this act, shall take and subscribe the oath of office in the form stipulated in the fourth schedule before any Administrator, Senior Deputy Administrator, Deputy Administrator or Assistant Administrator He said, “During the administration of the oath of office, Senior Island Administrator Rolle invited committee members to raise their right hand clutching a Bible, requiring them to make a verbal oath or affirmation.” According to Mr Cornish, “The word ‘subscribe’ speaks of the issue of affixing one’s signature to each document described in the fourth schedule. Without following this procedure, Administrator Rolle has compromised the integrity of the entire administering of the oath of office.”Illegal meeting place:Mr. Cornish stated, “The nomination and election of presiding officers and councillors are to be held within the township to which they have been elected to serve.” Part 7, Section 36 of The Act states, Meetings of the committee shall be held at the committee’s office or at such other place as the committee may specify He expected that the election of Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Councillors for Dundas Town would be held at the regular meeting place, Central Abaco Primary School. The day he hand delivered the letter to the Administrator, Mr. Rolle offered to swear him in at that time, but Mr. Cornish declined. He also declined the offer of Administrator Campbell to swear him in on the morning of July 11th, the day of the official ceremony at Government House, on the basis that at that time, “I had been denied the right to be Deputy Chief Councillor by not being notified.” He said, “I have no doubt that if I had been present, I would be Deputy Chief Councillor.” He insisted, “A first sitting should have taken place after the election, before the swearing in. Before it was decided who was sitting on the Council, there should have been a two weeks interval.” Asked what were his goals, should he have been elected Deputy Chief Councillor, Mr. Cornish said that he would have contacted Central Government for more funding. Min. Gray told him that if government saw that the demands met the needs of the community, it would increase the funds. “You have to keep writing demands on behalf of the people, you have to leave a paper trail documenting your demands,” said Mr. Cornish. “Everybody is too focused on their area. Council members should represent the district and should address the needs of the whole community.” If his request is not taken into consideration, Mr. Cornish “will still continue to serve because the people of Dundas Town want me to.” However, he will not make a decision until the beginning of August at which time he hopes to hear from Mr. Ingraham, who is out of office until August 1st.Dundas Town Member Appeals Election Result Blue SkyGALLERYOriginal Art !" Prints !" Framing Originals byLou Lihou Anne Ray Malcolm Rae William Johnson Shula Raney Alvin Moss Photography by TuppyLocal Artists Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Lori Thompson Dion Lewis Located Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourTel: 367.0579

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Page 10 The Abaconian August 1, 2005White 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 TownHope TownH.G Christie Opening Benefits Taylor ParkBy Lindsey Delaplaine The H.G. Christie Real Estate Company, now in its 84th year of operation, recently opened two new offices in the Abaco region: one on Green Turtle Cay and one in Hope Town on Elbow Cay. The Hope Town office was officially launched on June 24 at an Open House attended by over 100 people from the communities of Marsh Harbour, Elbow Cay/ Hope Town, Freeport and Nassau. The office is located in the historic “Wee House” nestled in beside the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum. Wee House is estimated to be over 110 years old and is built from authentic Abaco pine. A professionally landscaped waterside park across the street from the office offers access from the harbour. With the lighthouse in the background, Manager Kathleen Albury has already received several requests to use the office’s park as a wedding location. Derek Lee, the District Manager for H.G. Christie Abaco, says, “Elbow Cay has been the star of the Abaco real estate market. We are very pleased to have found this location.” By restoring Family Island vintage buildings and repurposing them as offices, H.G. Christie hopes to do its part in preserving the rich heritage of the islands and in supporting the community. As a part of that commitment, Ms. Albury decided to use to the Open House as a venue to raise money for the Hope Town Association’s restoration of the Taylor Park softball field. According to Robbie Bethel, a sales agent for H.G. Christie, the Open House raised over $1,600 for the project. Currently, the Hope Town Association is in the process of weeding and plugging the land. They are waiting for wells to be dug so they can hook up the pumps, set up the irrigation system and sod the field. They are hopeful that all of that can be accomplished this summer. At the Green Turtle Cay opening, funds were raised for the local Community Clinic to assist in paying for treatment of patients in need of medical attention. John Christie, Vice President of Marketing for H.G. Christie commented, “We are building offices around The Bahamas with quaint design to help bring back the charm of the old Bahamas. What we wanted to accomplish on Green Turtle Cay and Hope Town first and foremost is that we would like to be part of the communities. The people that work here are from here, and together, we would like to grow and evolve as a part of the community. Our goal, along with helping people with their real estate needs, is to help the community to grow by assisting in various projects within the local communities like we doing here tonight.” Headquartered in Nassau, the H.G. Christie Company has a network of 12 offices, 35 estate agents and brokers and five appraisers throughout The Bahamas. The company was founded in 1922 by Sir Harold George Christie KT. C.B.E., and Frank News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 11 H.G. Christie Real Estate Company opened an office in Hope Town on June 24. The office is in one of the oldest houses in town that has been renovated to keep its original look. The opening was also a fund raising event with the proceeds benefitting Taylor Park. A new business in Hope Town is the Salty Sky’s Market which specializes in fresh seafood and produce. Holmes Christie, C.B.E.Public Buildings Get FaceliftBy Lindsey Delaplaine In some of their final acts as Council members, the Hope Town representatives ensured the capital projects they had planned were all underway. The Post Office, the Clinic, the Library and the public restrooms all received a much needed fresh coat of paint. The Council hired Leo’s Paint Agreement to do the work. The Council members also had the Jarrett Park fence fixed and re-tiled the Library floor which was old and had been damaged by flooding during the last hurricanes. The Council also plans on buying “No Parking” and speed limit signage and making town road repairs with the funding. The money for the repairs came from a $45,000 capital grant from Central Government in Nassau. The money was given Sapodilly’s will be closing for renovations from Monday August 15thfor three weeks. We will reopen on Monday Sept 5thfor regular business hours. Join us Saturday August 13th for our“Thank You Party”Free hors d’oeuvres & an open bar from 6:30 7:30 pm.Part proceeds from sales will be donated to Peter Albury’s Medical Relief Fund Open Mon Sat !" Lunch 11:30 3pm Dinner 6pm 9pmTel: 367-3498 Our Staff would like to thank all of our valued customers that have supportedus during the past year.

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 Open 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 Sundays More News of the Caysto the entire Council to be split between the three islands: Elbow Cay, Man-O-War and Guana Cay. The original budget request made to Nassau for capital funds was for $1 million for the three islands. Man-O-War has been using its portion of the funds for road repair, to construct a handicap access ramp to their Clinic and to create a new staging area for their town dump. They are working on creating a new park for the town. Once finished, the park will have a designated a swim area, grill facilities and cabanas. It will be located on the water on the same piece of public land that the dump is currently situated on although the two are a significant distance apart. Guana Cay is using its their portion of the money for road repairs.New Market OpensBy Lindsey Delaplaine Salty Sky’s Market opened in Hope Town on July 1st. Owners Ira Key and Beth Sweeting named the market after their young son, Skyler. They are specializing in fresh seafood and produce. Their seafood wares include a variety of fish, fresh conch and Bahamian stone crab claws. Although they say finding fresh fish can be challenging this time of the year, they keep the store stocked by buying from local fisherman, including Ira Key, who has his own charter boat, A Salt Weapon In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, the market features items like conch salad, smoked fish dip and bread pudding, many of which are made by Ms. Sweeting. She keeps recipes on hand for visitors who like to experiment with local seafood in their kitchens. “We’ve had a lot of people buying fresh conch,” Sweeting said. “They want to make some of the local recipes themselves.” Currently they are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoons although they have plans to expand their hours next season. “We’re slowly getting more business,” said Mr. Key, “more and more people are finding out about us.” For more information, you can reach Salty Sky at 366-0245.Man-O-War CaySchool Holds Science CampFriends of our school, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kulback, have hosted a science camp for our students this week. Mr. Bob has an engineering and diving background. He enthusiastically wants youth to understand their surroundings by knowing how and why things work. His goals are to teach the children about the properties of physical science. To keep the students fascinated with these properties, he has developed a program he calls Strange and Wonderful Science Mr. Bob has actively purchased many items for the school that he calls CaysFrom Page 10 “teaching toys.” These toys have generated much interest from our 15 young scientists who participated in the three-day program. We interviewed some of the participants on the last day to find out their favorite teaching toy or lesson. Giavanna Manni, age 6, and Felicity FitzGerald, age 10, liked learning about the gyroscopic forces by playing with a super cool gyro that can balance in any position while showing off an amazing and ever changing light show. Faith Malone, age 7, Allie Phillpot, age Please see Cays Page 12

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Page 12 The Abaconian August 1, 2005 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 (Aug 5)Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeon (Wisdom teeth)Dr. Antoine Clarke (Aug 11-12)Periodontics (Gum disease & implants)Dr. Woodley ThompsonOrthodontic (Braces) (Aug 18-19)Dental Hygiene Available 9, and Shauna McDonald, age 7, were impressed with the whirling movements of the candle-powered spinning angles that play chimes as they spin. The heat of the four candles is what makes them go. Timothy Sweeting, age 7, showed off his math knowledge playing with light and strike toy. Alton Janes, age 6, enjoyed helping Mr. Bob show off the abilities of the extreme gyroscope that is able to balance on a finger or a string. Zackery Albury, age 10, chose the unique hovercraft as the most awesome teaching toy. The students built and operated the Hover Racer on the classroom floor. Aaron Albury, age 8, and Will FitzGerald, age 12, enjoyed the Steel Builder car assembly project portion of the program. Each participating student assembled and bolted together a vehicle customized to their liking. Charles Bethel, age 8, and Camille Albury, age 6, loved the lessons demonstrating the assembly of electrical circuits. They helped build an electrically launched mini helicopter. Emilio Bethel, age 9, liked working with Mr. Bob with all of the projects and helping out with the younger students. He built a great mini car and Cartesian diver as well. Cathy Weatherford, age 9, and Katelyn Russell, age 6, chose assembling a clock as their best project. The students carefully followed directions and together were able to build a working clock with a pendulum. Andrew Janes, age 11, liked making the Cartesian divers in two liter bottles. He learned about positive and negative buoyancy from this experiment. Many of the students were able to build one and take it home with them. Andrew also served as a teacher’s assistant helping young students complete their experiments. Man-O-War students appreciate the efforts of Bob and Barbara. This was a great addition to the summer activities of our youth. We hope they’ll come back with more learning fun for our students. More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 11 Man-O-War always has a full day of activities to celebrate Independance. Shown here are the young people who won awards and certificates for their outstanding achievement in various games. The greasy pole competition is the annual highlight of the Man-O-War Independence celebration. As this picture shows, there is quite a battle for winning this event. Conch Cracking is one of the hotly contested competitions. This year the winner was Redith Sweeting. Shown here is Gary Sawyer demonstrating his skill. Other competitions include Nail Hammering won by Kevin Albury and Wood Sawing won by Dave Albury. TREASURE CAY SHOPPING CENTRE,ABACO (242) 365-8350 FAX:(242) 365-8352 OPEN MON-SAT 8AM … 6PM AND SUN 9AM-1PMCome visit our newly renovated store. More products.Great service. More from our store. A BRAND NEW LOOK

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13 In addition to the Back Street Cafe Chef Terell owns and operates the Flour House Catering Service out of the restaurant. This full service operation offers creative and delicious dishes for graduations, weddings, birthdays, and milestone celebrations. Outstanding food crafted to exacting standards, and excellent service are the hallmark set by Chef Terell. Chef TerellFormerly Head Chef Abaco Beach HotelOpen 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.Call (242) 367-2782 for reservations May 1, 2005Back Street CafeFlour House Catering ServiceAND lated mainland towns without resident officers, and Mr. George Phillpot from ManO-War Cay. Other constables sworn in included Ms. Athena Mackey, a guidance counselor at S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper’s Town; Mr. Clifford McDonald, a retired police officer in Murphy Town; Mr. Martin Johnson, a security firm operator in Dundas Town; and Ms. Oleta Thomas of Crown Haven. ASP Miller said there were six others ready to be sworn in, but bad weather prevented their coming to Marsh Harbour. He was pleased to be revitalizing the District Constable programme on Abaco because it allows the police to extend its reach throughout the island beyond its professional officConstablesFrom Page 1 ers’ capacity. “District Constables put a local face on policing; they are our ears and eyes in their communities,” he said, “and because they are respected members of their communities, I am sure they will be listened to.” District Constables are not allowed to carry weapons, ASP Miller explained, but will be supported to the fullest by the force. “They help to prevent crime and disorder, really,” he said, “and are part of our broader community policing programme.” Mr. Miller was especially pleased that Ms. Williams volunteered in Crossing Rocks and Mr. Phillpot in Man-O-War Cay. “We have a need for a police presence in both of those communities,” he said, “but are unable to put anybody there. Crossing Rocks comes under the jurisdiction of the police contingent in Sandy Point which is about 18 miles away. Ms. Williams is the township’s local government Chairperson and Deputy Chief Councillor for the South Abaco District. Unlike the police reserves, ASP Miller said, District Constables are not paid for their services. He is trying to shore up and strengthen the Abaco Reserves, which also form a vital function in effectively policing this large island. He said Supt. Richard Gardiner, who directs the Reserves nationally, was here two weeks ago to reinforce the local contingent in living up to the standards of duty and performance expected of them. “We rely heavily on our Reserves to help us police this island with 14-odd cays and 14 police stations,” ASP Miller said. HeConstables Represent Eight Communitiesreported that a recent recruitment effort for regular police officers netted 25 applicants. “Inspector Kevin Mortimer, head of the Police Training College on Grand Bahama, was here on Saturday to conduct the interviews,” he said, “and the results were quite promising.” ASP Miller was concerned, however, that not enough males are meeting the academic standards to qualify for admission. He said only five of the 25 applicants were male. “The females are working hard to meet the requirements, but the males are lagging behind,” he said. “We are considering implementing some academic programmes to encourage more males to come forward to apply to the service.” Check out The Abaconian’snew web site at www.abaconian.comPhotos • Maps Recent History

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Page 14 The Abaconian August 1, 2005 By Portia Jonsson On July 29th the Abaco Goombay Summer Festival, the premiere Bahamas street festival, broke from the norm and showcased the elements of the American and Haitian cultures celebrating the diverse heritages on Abaco in a dramatic one-night experience. The American performers included Brad Conner & Longshot Band and the Marco Polo Band. Brad Conner & Longshot Band from Fort Myers, Florida, is the 2005 Colgate Country Showdown winners. This five person high energy country rock band consists of Doug Stull, drum/percussion; John Martellini, bass player and vocals; Frank Mesich, lead guitar; Paul Mesich, lead vocal and rhythm guitar and Brad Conner, lead vocals and rhythm guitar. They have been performing top 40 covers and Nashville originals since 1991. Brad Conner has opened for many artists such as Blake Shelton, Travis Tritt and Little Texas. Haitian flags started waving as the All Star Haitian Band from Nassau took the stage performing tunes in Creole. Nearing the end of their performance the rains came down dispersing the crowd but as they say, “the show must go on.” Despite the wet weather many paraded in the rain taking part in the RARA. The RARA is an import cultural expression in the Haitian peasantry; the term applies to a type of music as well as to an orchestra and to a time of the year. It is about events essentially related toGoombay Festival Holds International Nigh t The Brad Conner & Longshot Band from Fort Myers, Florida, was highlighted during the American culture segment of the Goombay Festival held on July 29. The festival featured American and Haitian cultures. The All Star Haitian Band from Nassau provided Haitian music for the Goombay evening featuring the diverse cultures of Abaco. An exceptionally large crowd attended the Goombay Festival on July 29, the night that featured American and Haitian cultures that are influential on Abaco. the carnival and holy week. The RARA is the visible and official side of voodoo secrets societies, so it is closely tied to ritual practices of African origin. The word “rara” could be derived from a Yoruba term meaning “Noise Making.” Other Haitian performances were the Compa and Zouk dances by the Soley and Moon Girl Dancers. For a taste of Haiti, griot (fried pork), kremas, akasan, picklese and pinto beans with rice were on sale. Haitian paintings, flags, necklaces and videos were also displayed and available for purchase.

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Page 16 The Abaconian August 1, 2005 TRAILERS TO ACCOMODATE BOATS UP TO 40”Abaco Outboard EnginesTel: 242-367-2452 Fax: 242-367-2354 yamahaabaco@hotmail.comALUMINUM & GALVANIZED available!! Prices starting from$950.00Trailers IN STOCK & ready for DeliveryCONTINENTAL TRAILERS Financing available throughFIRST CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK Call for details! 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 By Portia Jonsson The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation in conjunction with the Administrator’s Office held a ten-day Handicraft “Straw” Training Program at the Central Abaco High School from July 18th – July 27th at a cost of $25 per person. Senior citizens were invited to participate in this program free of charge. This training program is designed to encourage and train persons to become selfemployed in the art of producing Bahamian-made handicraft products. It teaches the participants to plait, stitch, decorate and finish products to a high standard. Mrs. Myrtle Munroe, a renowned straw vendor from Nassau, was selected to conduct the training program because of her many years of experience and genuine willingness to impart her knowledge in the straw craft industry. She told her small class of ten that the demand is there by visitors for a taste of what is truly Bahamian. Advising that straw work is a unique art handed down from the Africans and the Arawak Indians who first inhabited our country, she said this program helps to preserve our culture, which she believes we are fast losing. Bahamian straw workers typically start their craft at an early age, learning at the feet of their mothers and grandmothers. If you take a close look at a straw product or plait, as it is known in The Bahamas, you will begin to understand the intricacies of the weaves that carry names such as peas ‘n rice, Bahama Mama, Jacob’s ladder, sour sop, pineapple and fish pot. The straw starts as a green leaf hand picked from a silver top tree, then stripped of its rough sides before it can be plaited. It is a time consuming process. Mrs. Munroe informed the group that the straw training program they were about to participate in was, in fact, a ten-week course but they would have to do it in ten days. During the ten days the participants were taught basic plaiting, hat making, concepts of drafting, designing, stitching, lining making and binding. The class also went on a field trip in Murphy Town near the Kipco area to gather and identify various tops such as palm, silver, pond, brittley and coconut palm. At the end of the program each participant was expected to complete one hat, one portfolio, one wallet, two handbags – one of which had to be a design of her own and the ability to plait four different types of plaits. Ms. Patrice Russell, who traveled all the way from Fox Town, said she was very pleased when she found out about this course offered by BAIC because she wanted to learn more about the art of straw work and perfect her craft. Since a little child she has been plaiting and because of this, she was able to assist some of the beginners in the class. The Handicraft Development, Marketing and Public Relations Department became operational with BAIC in 1999. It is responsible for the development of handicraft products and assists artisans and artists with the coordination of the production and marketing of handicrafts, gifts and souvenirs in The Bahamas and internationally. Its aims and objectives are to meet the needs of handicraft entrepreneurs who rely on art, crafts, souvenirs and gift production as a primary source of income, encourages unemployed persons to become future entrepreneurs and fosters the relationship between artisans and the environment and strengthens the network of artisans by encouraging the development of handicraft associations.BAIC Offered Ten-day Straw Training ProgramA group of very interested women attended the recent Straw Training Program offered by BAIC. The course was taught by Mrs. Myrtle Munroe from Nassau and included a field trip to procure a variety of palm leaves. Many different weaves were taught and a closing ceremony to be held soon will showcase the handicraft of the participants. Shown here are Lovely Reckley, left, and Kim Roberts, right working on stripping the straw so they can begin their plaits.

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About 25 houses have been completed and are already occupied with approximately another 60 currently under construction including ten which are being constructed by the Ministry of Housing. The average price of a lot in Central Pines is approximately $16,000 with prices ranging from $12,800 to $23,000. Mr. Richard Gibbs, Officer Manager for the Ministry of Housing on Abaco, said that though many Haitians had applied for land in Central Pines only 1.5 percent of the lots have been sold to Bahamian citizens of Haitians descent since land in the subdivisions can be sold only to Bahamian citizens. Haitians have been going into the office with “Belonger” status and travel documents but that is not sufficient for them to purchase land. A Bahamian passport must be produced. About 55 percent of the lots were sold to persons residing in Nassau and Grand Bahama, some of whom are not even Abaconians. There have been some complaints from residents in Central Pines about persons constructing apartment buildings but, according to Mr. Gibbs, “apartments are quite legal as long as they are no larger than a duplex. Owners are permitted to live in one half and rent out the other half. This information has been passed on to local government officials so that Town Planning cannot pass anything bigger than a duplex.” Some telephone lines are already in (though there are complaints about Batelco’s service) but many more lines are needed to supply the entire sub-division. Cable Bahamas will make its own decision about servicing the area. Plans are underway for a possible Phase Two spanning the area between the Central Abaco Primary School an M &R Food Store and bounded by Forest Drive and the S.C. Bootle Highway. The number of lots available will not be known until surveyors have been in and plotted the area. Phase One of the Sandy Point subdivision is already sold out. So far only one person is actually living in a home in the sub-division but quite a few other buildings are currently under construction. Telephone, electricity and water are already in for all lots. The 98 lots were all priced at $11,000 to $12,000. Lots in the Sandy Point subdivision have been sold mainly to persons residing in Nassau and Grand Bahama with links to Sandy Point. It is expected that Phase Two with 119 lots will get underway within three to four weeks. A subdivision which was opened in Cooper’s Town in the 1980’s was completely sold out. There are presently no plans for additional subdivisions in North Abaco. There is a possibility of new subdivisions in Crossing Rocks and Spring City but the Minister of Housing and National Insurance is awaiting approval from Crown Lands. Central Pines Home Owners Have Some Concerns The Central Pines Housing Development is a middle to upper income community and home owners are desirous of keeping up the standards. There are several issues presently concerning them which they want addressed. They recently held a home owners meeting with the possibility of forming a Community Association. The most pressing issue on the agenda was the problem of the public dump which is located very close to the subdivision and which permeates the area with an unbearable stench, flies and smoke. Another call was for garbage collection, but residents have been told that there is not enough money in the local government budget for garbage collection in that area. ASP Wayne Miller urged the residents to form a Crime Watch in their community. The meeting was chaired by Bernadette Harding and 17 residents signed a petition to have garbage collected. Another meeting will take place in two weeks when it is hoped there will be answers regarding the dump, garbage and plans for a community association.Lots Are Selling in Government Subdivision s

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Page 18 The Abaconian August 1, 2005 By Richard E. Fawkes The upscale Abaco Club on Winding Bay — which plays host to a highly discriminating clientele as club members, luxury homeowners and potential homeowners — greets and entertains its arriving and departing guests not at the ramshackle, overcrowded Marsh Harbour International Airport terminal, but a few hundred feet away at the its private VIP lounge at Cherokee Aviation’s FBO. FBO’s, or fixed base operators, have become an important factor in the increasingly competitive private aviation market. FBO’s offer amenities to private pilots and their passengers ranging from a variety of ramp services such as baggage handling to customs and immigration clearance, VIP and pilots’ lounges, concierge service and waiting rental vehicles to flight planning centres, refueling and hangar services. Abaco aviation entrepreneur Faron Sawyer, owner of Cherokee Aviation, had a chance to show off his entry into this dynamic market when he and his staff played host to a Ministry of Tourism-sponsored FBO group from Florida on a familiarization tour of Abaco yesterday. Mr. Sawyer, who began Cherokee Air charter service in 1987, opened the attractive 3,000 square-foot FBO facility, in which The Abaco Club has its 800-square-foot VIP lounge, in November 2004. “The private jets using our services have been amazing,” said Mr. Sawyer, himself a pilot. He said once the pilots sample Cherokee’s facilities, they return. “They are willing to pay more for the luxury services.” He did not intend for the FBO to compete with the public airport terminal, but it is turning out that way because of what Cherokee Aviation offers the private aviators. He advertises through a network of aviation companies throughout the United States and its own website. Among the services are a VIP and a pilot lounge, immigration and customs clearance on site, full line services, refueling, flight planning centre, baggage handling, tie downs, hangar space and parking. Operations manager Claude Sawyer heads a team of 19 employees between the FBO and the charter service, which has its own separate terminal nearby, also brand new. Cherokee Air operates a nine-seat turbinepowered Cessna Caravan and a five-seat Piper Aztec on services throughout The Bahamas and southeast Florida. As if to underscore the importance of Mr. Faron Sawyer’s vision in establishing the FBO on Abaco, a major private flight destination, the Ministry of Tourism is actively pursuing partnerships with FBO operators throughout the United States in an effort to increase The Bahamas’ share of the private aviation market. It was for this reason that Mr. Gregg Rolle, aviation specialist in the Ministry’s office in Plantation, Florida, organized the familiarization trip for Alexander Fabio, chief executive officer of Executive Aviation, an FBO at Miami’s Opa Locka Airport. Mr. Fabio’s FBO would benefit, of course, as a gateway to The Bahamas. Mr. Fabio, who brought six of his employees with him, said he seized the opportunity to come to The Bahamas with Mr. Rolle so that he and his staff could improve their knowledge of the destination and improve marketing with their nationwide clientele. The group had visited Freeport and Nassau earlier in the day. They were welcomed by Mrs. Kendy Anderson of the Ministry of Tourism’s Abaco office on behalf of Mrs. Jeritzen Outten, Abaco’s Tourism Director. The visitors were treated to refreshments at Cherokee Aviation and were taken on a tour of Hope Town before returning to Opa Locka. Alexander Fazio, chief executive officer of Executive Aviation in Miami, second right front, and six of his of his staff pose with Ministry of Tourism and Cherokee Aviation representatives in front of its FBO facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. The group was on a familiarization tour to enhance their promotion of The Bahamas as a private aviation destination. Left front is Kendy Anderson of the Abaco Tourism Office and Melinda Williams, right front, also of the Abaco Tourism Office, who helped host the group. Gregg Rolle, aviation specialist in the Ministry’s Plantation, Florida, office, extreme right back row, accompanied the group from Miami.Junkanoo Caf OpensBy Mirella Santillo Waiting for a plane at the Treasure Cay Airport or just needing a place to stop as you drive through the island, do not miss the Junkanoo Caf, located just across the Treasure Cay airport. The place is small and quaint, and the owner, Ms. Rosie Edgecombe, will great you with a smile. Colorfully decorated with Junkanoo artifacts recovered from numerous parades and brightly painted furniture, the Junkanoo Caf is welcoming and exudes island atmosphere. The fare is simple but good: sandwiches, homemade pastries, coffees, teas, soft drinks. The tables decorated with checker boards invite you to stay. The gift shop next door offers a variety of Abaco-made crafts and gift items. Junkanoo Caf is open six days a week, closed on Sunday.Miami FBO Was Hosted by Cherokee Aviation

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure CayOpen Monday Saturday : 9 am 6 pm Ph: 367-2180 / Fax : 367-5241 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 Mirella Santillo On July 14th Inspector Mortimer came to Marsh Harbour from Freeport, Grand Bahama, to bring two new police officers to ASP Wayne Miller. He was accompanied by the manager of the Department of Human Resources, Ms. Georgina Saunders. The trip was also the occasion to hold a radio talk show on Radio Abaco. ASP Miller, Insp. Mortimer, Ms. Saunders and a police officer discussed the requirements and the benefits of joining the Royal Bahamas Police Force. Mr. Mortimer said it is important for locals to join the force because it enables them to render quality service to the community where they grew up. Besides the talk show, application forms were distributed at the Marsh Harbour Police Station as well as the Cooper’s Town Police Station where Sgt. Johnson received several applications. Altogether, said Insp. Mortimer, approximately 20 people applied. The requirements are as follows: Recruits must be Bahamian between the ages of 18 and 30. They must have good character references and, of course, no criminal record. Women must be at least five feet four inches tall and the men five feet eight inches and be physically fit. They must undergo an extensive interview and pass an entrance exam. In lieu of the exam they must have at least five BGCSE’s with a C pass or above including mathematics and English. The next entrance exam will be held July 23rd at the Marsh Harbour Police Station. Recruits must have completed the application form before taking the examination. The results will be known six to eight weeks later. Mr. Mortimer hopes to recruit as many men and women as possible. Recruits will undergo a six-month training course on Grand Bahama after which they will be posted somewhere in The Bahamas. A post on Abaco is likely but not guaranteed.The Pilot Club of Central Abaco Summarizes AccomplishmentsProvided by the Pilot Club of Abaco Mr. Craig Cornish, President of the Pilot Club of Central Abaco 2004-2005 has made his final presentation for his fiscal year as President to the Central Abaco Primary School and the North Abaco Fire Department. Ms.Moxey has accepted a microwave on behalf of the Abaco Central Primary School in the absence of the principal. The microwave was one of the prizes won by Mr. Alan J. Sharpe, Project Manager of Coastline Construction and Development Company of Abaco during the Bahamas District Raffle, but, in turn, he requested that it be donated to the school on his behalf. Mr. Everette Bootle accepted a cash donation on behalf of the North Abaco Fire Department, which was part of the proceeds of the Annual Raffle held by the Pilot Club of Central Abaco. Mr. Cornish would like to take this opportunity to thank the Pilot Club of Abaco and the wider community of Central Abaco for their support during the past year. Club News Police Recruit Abaco Men and Women

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The three spent five days in the Sandy Point vicinity examining mangroves, particularly trying to locate the White Mangrove, “the forgotten one”as Dr Rathcke calls it. For many person a mangrove is one of these trees with hanging roots lining some of our shores and sometimes associated with mosquitoes. However, mangroves have a very important role in our environment. “It is a hatchery and a protected growing habitat for a multitude of sea creatures and it filters water and keeps the shore line from erosion,” explained Dr. Rathcke. This was not the first visit to The Bahamas for Dr. Rathcke and Ms. Bass, who had studied mangroves on San Salvador on previous occasions, but it was their first on Abaco In Sandy Point they found a lot of red mangroves, but also came upon a dwarf form of the tree, a bonsai mangrove. “It is not sure whether they are small because of habitat or because it is a dwarf species,” mentioned Dr Rathcke. Not much study has been done on mangroves, which makes the present findings even more important. It was originally believed that red, black and white mangroves grew in separate belts, but observations showed that they are intermingled on Abaco, growing close to the shore, confined to salt water areas. However, they do not need salt to grow. The subject of interest for this trip’s study, the white mangrove, is found in the neo-tropics regions and in West Africa. The three types of mangroves and buttonwood have quite a few similarities. The black and white species produce pneumatophores or breathing roots. Another particularity common to the three types and buttonwood is the location of nectar glands at the base of new leaves. These extra floral “nectaries “ attract ants and wasps which act as protectors, thus keeping away insects that could eat the plant. While looking closely at a mangrove’s leaf, one will also notice little pits along the edges. These pits are houses for the Domalia mite which lays its egg in them. The mites eat the eggs of small insects as well as fungal spores which could destroyed the mangrove’s leaves if allowed to survive. So it was noticed that the mangroves have their own specialized security systems. Buttonwood, together with the White Mangrove, is another complex plant comprising two forms. One type has a smooth shiny green leaf and the other a hairy, silvery one. It is really only one tree. Sometimes the two kind of leaves can be found on the same plant. To the layman eyes, except for the silver leaf buttonwood, these four trees look very similar. Most of the difference lies in their reproductive system. For example, the red mangrove produces hermaphrodite flowers which self pollinate and self fertilize, even before the flowers are opened. They do not need pollinators to produce fruits. The red mangrove is viviparous which means that the seeds germinate on the parent plant, producing embryonic roots that grow until they find soil. The normal offspring are green. However, a percentage of red and yellow mutant offsprings have been noticed but these usually die.. The black mangrove which is flowering now, also has hermaphrodite flowers, but it depends on pollinators, mainly butterflies, to produce fruits. This type of mangrove excretes salt through its leaves. As for the white mangrove, most flowers are hermaphrodite, comprising male and female reproductive system in one flower. Only these can produce fruits. But some trees have also male flowers that fall off after fathering through pollination as well as hermaphrodite ones. This system of male and hermaphrodite reproduction on the same plant is a very rare occurrence. Only nine species of plants and one of shrimp are known in the world with this unique reproductive system. Moreover, some trees produce only male flowers. So far only on San Salvador did the botanists find male white mangrove plants. On Abaco none has been found as yet. Dr Rathcke finished her presentation by talking about the buttonwood which also has a very complex reproductive system showing male plants with no fruits, female plantsBotanists Studied Mangroves on Abaco Please see Mangroves Page 26

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 21 Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van StrattonN N N N N ASS ASS ASS ASS ASS A A A A A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y L Y L Y L Y L Y L TD. TD. TD. TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY B B B B B AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS T T T T TGeneral Insurance Company Limited Bahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd.Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdT T T T T el: 36 el: 36 el: 36 el: 36 el: 36 7 7 7 7 7 .2 .2 .2 .2 .2 798 F 798 F 798 F 798 F 798 F ax: 36 ax: 36 ax: 36 ax: 36 ax: 36 7 7 7 7 7 .5098 .5098 .5098 .5098 .5098 By Mirella Santillo Sometime in 2003 Mrs. Glenda Knowles saw the necessity and the benefits of a bus service joining each end of Abaco to Marsh Harbour. Abaco would then be accessible by road and boat to Freeport via Crown Haven and the ferry service or to Nassau through Sandy Point and the fast ferry. By April 2004 the Abaco Express had been approved by the proper governmental authorities and after a few months of waiting for financing from the Bahamas Development Bank, the service linking Marsh Harbour to Crown Haven officially started on March 2005. The company owns two buses, each sitting 25 people. One leaves Marsh Harbour at 5 a.m. in time to catch the 7 a.m. ferry from Crown Haven to MacLean’s Town. It leaves Crown Haven at 9:30 a.m. to return to Marsh Harbour. The second bus leaves Marsh Harbour at 12:30 p.m., returning from Crown Haven at 5:30 p.m. The fares are very reasonable and allow residents of the northern settlements to visit their families or shop in Marsh Harbour, a commodity they could not afford before. Mrs. Knowles, who is a native of Marsh Harbour, has great dreams about her public bus service. “I would like to implement a service for workers. I would like to have a regular service to Sandy Point. Most of all I see public buses in the city of Marsh Harbour like in Nassau or Grand Bahama.” she said. “For this to happen Marsh Harbour needs the infrastructure: signs and shelters. There must be a transportation system in place with easements for the buses to pull on the side of the road. All these are already in place in the northern settlements.” she noted. “Supposedly the signs have already been sent to Abaco by request of the previous Administrator, Mr. Alexander Williams, but the Road Traffic DepartmentNew Bus Service Covers Central and North Abacohas not put them in place yet.” She sees the Great Abaco express as a service to the communities, a help to people who do not have a car and cannot afford a taxi fare. Since the beginning of the service, she has met people who had never left their settlements. At present, she is experimenting with the service to see where it is most needed. “Expansion will come,” she said, “but it will mean buying at least one more bus. I want to get established first and see the signs and the shelters put in place. I will fight for it, even if it takes me a year,” said Mrs. Knowles, “if only as a mean of shelter for pedestrians and a consideration for their safety. Local Government should deal with it because a public bus service is here to stay,” exclaimed Mrs. Knowles as we ended our interview. I took a trip on the great Abaco Express from Marsh Harbour to Crown Haven and back. It was a comfortable ride and Mrs. Knowles is a very experienced and safe driver. As we passed the settlements, she would divulge information pertaining to their history, their population and points of interest. The 63-mile ride to Crown Haven takes approximately one and a half hours. The Abaco Express, owned and operated by Mrs. Glenda Knowles, is a new bus service that travels between Marsh Harbour and Crown Haven. It connects with Pinder’s Ferry providing service between Crown Haven and MacLean’s Town, Grand Bahama. Out Island Inter.Net• Switch high-speed WIRELESS Internet Service Providers and receive 10 days service FREE! • Bring in this ad and sign up for 1 year of Dial-up Internet Service and get 2 months FREE! • Bring in 2 friends when you sign up and if they sign up for 1 year, you get 4 months FREE!Wireless@abacoinet.com 367-3006 or 367-3839• Call us or stop by our office for details on how you can sign up for one of our amazing services!High Speed, Reliable Internet Service OII Your Island Guide to the Internet Located in Marsh HarbourVHF 16 or 61www.abacoinet.com

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Page 22 The Abaconian August 1, 2005 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 Mirella Santillo Once more Mr. Dale Hill from Marsh Harbour and Mrs. Judy Albury from Casuarina Point went to Florida to represent the Bahamian colors. Mr. Hill participated in the Coca Cola Fort Lauderdale Triathlon on July 16th, consisting of a ten-mile bicycle race, a quarter-mile swim and a 1.9 mile run. Mr. Hill placed 8th in the over 40 category. Mrs. Albury was unable toLocal Athletes Compete in U.S. Triathlons participate in that event because of a flat tire on her bicycle just before the race started. However, she was ready for the Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy that took place on July 24th. On a hot steamy day with the thermometer registering 96 degrees, the two athletes raced over the Key Biscayne bridges, ran for three miles and swam a quarter of a mile. “Cycling was tough,” said Mrs. Albury, who placed 14th in the event; “The bridges were very high.” “But we were blessed with a dead calm sea in Miami,” said Mr. Hill, who had to swim in a very rough ocean the previous weekend. Mr. Hill placed fifth in the Key Biscayne Triathlon. The athletes were pleased with their performance and are getting ready for the Olympic Triathlon that will take place again in Miami in September. Dale Hill and Judy Albury recently competed in U.S. triathlons. They competed regularly when Abaco held annual triathlons. Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island Boaters Donate Supplies to the Amy Roberts SchoolDuring the 2005 Bahamas Rendezvous participants visited Amy Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay and donated classroom supplies and equipment like DVD players, globes, art supplies and laminators. The principal, Mrs. Anne Bootle, suspended class long enough for the Edgewater participants to meet the school children. Peter Truslow, President of Edgewater Powerboats, and Carl Fischer of Hontoon Marine jointly sponsor this annual trip. Mr. Fischer is a long time friend of Green Turtle Cay. The Rendezvous is an annual event which brings a fleet of powerboats to Green Turtle Cay. The students of the Amy Roberts Primary School were appreciative of all the school supplies that participants of the Bahamas Rendezvous brought to them. CRAWFISHERMEN’S SPECIAL5,200 BTU DAEWOO WINDOW A/C UNIT……...…..$199.00 8,000 BTU YORK WINDOW A/C UNIT………………$349.00 10,000 BTU YORK WINDOW A/C UNIT……...….......$399.00 12,000 BTU YORK WALL A/C UNIT……………….....$499.00 18,000 BTU YORK WALL A/C UNIT……………….....$649.00 25,000 BTU YORK WALL A/C UNIT……………….…$699.00 1.0 TON WHIRLPOOL MINI SPLIT UNIT.…..….…..$665.00 1.5 TON WHIRLPOOL MINI SPLIT UNIT……...….$1035.00 2.0 TON WHIRLPOOL MINI SPLIT UNIT………....$1269.00 Chest Freezers 5 CU FT …..…..$446.60 7 CU FT …..…..$471.20 10 CU FT ……$624.80 15 CU FT .……$848.80 25 CU FT……$1057.20FOR ALL YOUR OFFICE & SCHOOL SUPPLIES DON’T FORGET TO VISIT

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23 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 Ph: 367-2077 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 Ads inThe AbaconianBring ResultsBy Mirella Santillo Earlier this year Mr. Richard “Blue” Jones graciously agreed to meet me on Green Turtle Cay after his work day for a lesson on “bush medicine.” This ancient art of treating diseases and ailments with native plants was widely practiced in The Bahamas until two or three generations ago. It is still used often in some of the more remote settlements, but only a few people on the more populated islands have kept that knowledge. “God gave us all the remedies in nature, but we are rejecting them,” said Mr. Jones. The Bahamas abounds with medicinal plants, but the art of using them has been lost because of the readily available conventional medicines that do not have to be looked for, boiled or steeped. “There are plants for every ailment,” explained Mr. Jones. A few of his favorite are papaya, which leaves can be used as poultice for skin problems or cuts and the fruit and the seeds for intestinal problems; aloe which is a cleanser; lemon grass, also called fever grass, for its fever reducing properties. As we drove along the road stopping as he noticed something of interest, Mr. Jones, a native of Green Turtle Cay, told me that he became involved in bush medicine during his 20 year stay on Moore’s Island where he was a fisherman. There he was taught by the local midwife, the late Mrs. Carie Davis, who “delivered nearly everyone on Moore’s Island” and by the late Dr. Brown. Such was his interest that he filled up a notebook with all the information gathered and subsequently bought several books on natural medicine practiced through out the world. We stopped to pick twigs of pigeon plum, five fingers, strong back, to pull down love vine or uproot a shepherd’s needle or a buttercup weed. Each time I am told what the plant is good for. We walked along trails leading to the shore in search of Bay Lavender used as a nonmedicinal tea and Bay Cedar, which steeped is used as a mouth wash for gum problems. Along the way we came upon roosters comb, and Mr. Jones showed me the part of the flower that gave it its name. He concocts a fortifying drink with several plants boiled together, then mixed with sweet milk, since most of the medicinal plants are bitter. He drinks the brew regularly to keep a strong immune system. Mr. Jones mentioned, “Teas are non-bitter while medicinal brews usually are.” He makes a habit of going in the “bush” every couple of weeks so as not to forget what the plants look like. “If you stay away for awhile, it is easy to confuse one plant for another. Their foliage is so similar.” Mr. Jones likes to introduce people to bush medicine on a one-to-one basis. He thinks it is a knowledge that should be acquired slowly until it is mastered. Some parts of a plant can be beneficial while the rest of that same plant can be harmful, and only passed-on information and experience can teach that. He advises to take small doses of medicine at the beginning until the body get used to it. Another word of advice: never use an aluminum pot when boiling bush medicine. Mr. Jones is planning to go back to Moore’s Island in the near future to review what he already learnt and gather more information for this hobby that he plans to pass on to his daughter when she old enough to understand the relation between nature and the human body.Native Bush Medicine Plants Are Found on GTCAbaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center • Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Open 9 am 5 pm Mon. Fri.Raffle Tickets Event TicketsPlain, numbered or with stubs

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Page 24 The Abaconian August 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 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 By Jennifer Hudson Hundreds of children, ranging in age from 7 to 19 years have once again this year spent a fun-filled and inspirational week at Camp Abaco. Three camps, Junior, Intermediate and Teen, ran consecutively from July 4th to 23rd with most of the campers coming from Marsh Harbour, Nassau and Freeport though several teens attended this year from Long Island. Camp Abaco, which is operated by the Assemblies of God Church, is directed by Bro. Bob Cornea and his wife, Phyllis, assisted by camp coordinator, Jeff Key, and is “open to all regardless of race, colour or creed.” Many churches sponsor some of their less fortunate youth to these camps. Local volunteers from various churches in Marsh Harbour, in addition to the Assemblies of God, work in the kitchen and serve as counselors, assisted by teams from churches in the United States. Camp Abaco is located about three miles south of Marsh Harbour, situated on nine and a half acres on the beach and provides many outdoor activities such as basketball, volleyball, softball, shuffleboard, swimming, kayaking and fishing just off shore. Swimming is only allowed at designated times and under full supervision. Campers are taken on hikes, crab hunts and searches for wild boars (though one has never been caught!). Indoor activities revolve around Bible fun times and inspirational services. “The camp is Bible-oriented and the goal is to try to change these young people’s lives by teaching them to live by Biblical principles,” says Bro. Bob. “We are seeing wonderful results and many of the workers who voluntarily assist each summer are people whose lives have been changed at Camp Abaco. Many of the children are from broken homes so we are able to help and encourage them. We see a lot of rough teenagers coming here with no direction, but they leave with some direction; this is very Camp Abaco’s director, Bro. Bob Cornea, has worked with the youth of Abaco since 1971. Bro. Bob, his wife, Phyllis, and Mr. and Mrs. DeLoach began the camp at Boat Harbour before moving to its present site at Witch’s Point in 1973.Camp Abaco Is Operational Once Again Please see Camp Abaco Page 25 Sports, water activities and competitions are combined with spiritual teaching and counseling to give the campers a great time while developing principles to guide them for the rest of their lives.

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 25 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 exciting the way crime is these days.” The campers are taught to obey authority, not only at camp but towards their parents at home, police officers and others in the community. They are taught discipline and are expected to make their beds, sweep the cabins and mop the bathrooms each morning after which there is a cabin check with a small reward for occupants of the neatest cabin such as the privilege of being first in the lunch line. Care of the environment is also stressed with the campers being taught not to destroy lizards, birds or fish and to keep their surroundings clean by not littering. While I was speaking with Bro. Bob, a group of young children came to ask his advice on what to do with a baby bird fallen from its nest which they lovingly brought to him wrapped in some tissue. Each day begins with morning devotions led by a counselor before breakfast and then a service in the chapel after breakfast. Another chapel service is held each evening after which the campers enjoy special events until bed time at 10:30 p.m. The highlight of the week, looked forward to by all the campers, is the Thursday night banquet when the crowning of the camp king and queen takes place. The king and queen are elected by the campers from nominees put forward by each cabin. Campers treat this as a very special occasion; they dress up, sit at attractively decorated tables and are served by the staff. The Camp King and Queen are awarded a free trip to camp for the following year. Sports trophies are also awarded as are trophies for Campers of the Week which go to a boy and girl selected by the staff for courtesy, helpful-Thousands Have Attended Camp Abaco Camp AbacoFrom Page 24 Camp Abaco is located on the water so offers a variety of water sports. However, its great location makes it vulnerable during a hurricane. The camp has suffered great damage both in 1999 and 2004 from severe storms. Each time they have rebounded with better constructed buidings that will hopefully withstand the water and winds better. The location is ideal for group retreats and conferences for the remainder of the year when it is rented out to other groups. Camp AbacoFrom Page 26

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Page 26 The Abaconian August 1, 2005Area 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 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 365 -0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Wood 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.abaconian.com 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 Out 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. 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 all people should be free and equal no matter where they’re from.” She said she felt at home in Sandy Point and that people there are the same as people in Spartanburg, “only friendlier,” she added with a smile and an obvious mixture of truth and diplomacy. The Voices of Zion musical group serenaded the visitors with gospel and traditional calypso songs. Mother and daughter were also treated to a number of presents, including a straw basket made especially for Connie with her name stitched with raffia. Administrator Roderick Bowe presented the pair with a large Bahamian flag. Mr. Horne was pleased Connie was enjoying the trip so much and was accumulating such great life-long memories. He wanted to thank the people of Sandy Point for embracing the Fergusons so warmly and so meaningfully. To further illustrate how the community reacted out to Connie, he said he went to E and E Grocery to purchase a tooth brush. When he walked into the LeukaemiaFrom Page 4 with no fruits, as well as male plants with fruits and hermaphrodite flowers. The most common reproduction of the buttonwood, however, is a system in which some trees are female and some are male, probably pollinated by the wind or possibly ants. This has not been absolutely determined. The botanists planned to end their research by spending their last day on Abaco studying the mangroves of north Abaco with the hope of finding some male White Mangrove trees to determine if there was a common habitat factor with these trees and the ones found on San Salvador. MangrovesFrom Page 20 ness and politeness. Throughout the rest of the year Camp Abaco hosts school groups from The Bahamas and church family retreats with youth retreats now becoming very popular. Groups are at Camp Abaco on average two or three weeks out of every month during the off season. Trips are arranged for them to visit Green Turtle Cay, Little Harbour, Man-O-War Cay and Hope Town with, of course, a visit up the lighthouse. School groups normally consist of 50 to 60 students with four members of staff. Bro. Bob would like to lease additional land in order to expand the camp to include a multi-purpose building for use when the weather is hot, a new softball field and nature trails. One month ago the road into the camp, which had previously been full of potholes and difficult to navigate, received great improvements. Fill was brought in by the camp and spread by a local contractor so that now the smoother surface makes travel to and from the camp along that threemile road much easier and more pleasant. Camp Abaco has certainly seen its share of troubles from hurricanes. Much of the premises had to be totally rebuilt after the devastation of Hurricane Floyd in 1999 before the camp could reopen the following summer. Once again it was badly damaged last year by Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne and only reopened in mid-May. Part of the canteen was lost, the chapel was badly damaged and ceilings had to be replaced in ten of the rooms in the staff quarters. Voluntary work teams from churches in the United States helped with the rebuilding. Bro. Bob feels that certain alterations which have now been made will ensure that the buildings are in better shape for this hurricane season, though after the previous two bad experiences he is “on pins” for this season and will close the camp at the end of August, batten up and make all the necessary preparations with plans to reopen in October. Camp AbacoFrom Page 25 store, Shirley Saunders, the proprietor, asked him if he was with Connie. When he said yes, he recounted, she refused to accept his money. “Unbelievable!” he exclaimed. Following their arrival at Marsh Harbour International Airport on July 22, Mrs. Jeritzen Outten, Director of Tourism for Abaco, hosted the group at a luncheon at Great Abaco Beach Resort. They returned to South Carolina on July 25. 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

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August 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 Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. (Call for Holiday info.) Wednesday, Friday & Sunday Lv Sandy Point for Nassau 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 ......... 366-0234 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 24 Jul 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 Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden.............. Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum............Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station...............................Hope Town Walk to & swin onMermaid Reef off M Harbour Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road

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Crabs, Crabs Everywhere Eight Are Charged with Stolen Mako BoatCentral Pines Residents Voice ConcernsBy Portia Jonsson Central Pines Estates is Abaco’s fastest growing residential subdivision with 400 lots sold of which 22 homes have been built and another 28 are being constructed. To this end, residents of this area met at the Abaco Central Primary School on July 25th to vent their frustrations and concerns and find solutions to the problems that exist in their community. Chairing the meeting was Mrs. Bernadette Harding, who recently purchased a home in Central Pines. She opened the floor by discussing the lack of garbage collection. She advised that she contacted the former Chief Councillor for Central Abaco, Mr. Cay Mills, and learned that there is a budget problem and she was, therefore, bringing this to the attention of the Dundas Town Committee appealing for their help. Mr. Augustine Williams, Chairman of the Dundas Town Committee, responded to Mrs. Harding saying that his committee has not held its first meeting yet and recently learned the proposed budget put forth was not approved. He promised that whether or not the budget allowed, something would be done about the garbage collection and realizing their need for same, he would have to speak with the other members. Presently the residents are solely respon-Residents Are Working to Keep High StandardsResidents of Central Pines Estates, the newly opened government subdivision in Dundas Town, held a meeting with representatives of several governmental departments to voice complaints and to discuss their problems with officials. They are eager to maintai n high standards in their community and feel that they need services provided that are still lacking. This is the season for land crabs to be active. Several people sell them in Marsh Harbour including Shantell Watkins from Andros, who comes to Abaco just to bring crabs to sell. She’s been “crabbing” all her life and feels that they can provide a good living for a family. She was very comfortable with having this one on her shirt. When she reaches into the crate holding her crabs, she can come up with eight at a time. Please see story on page 20. By Jennifer Hudson Arriving at Baker’s Bay on any given day during the summer one may be surprised to suddenly see a group of young persons come into view wildly thrashing about in the sea, splashing like a bunch of overgrown toddlers. No, they are not “Spring breakers”Earthwatch Is Studying Fish Populations at Baker’s BayEight men were apprehended and later charged with stealing a 27-foot Mako from a dock in Marsh Harbour. They were picked up in Crown Haven on July 24. They are shown here at court in Marsh Harbour where they were charged on July 27. By Richard E. Fawkes Police in Crown Haven recovered an allegedly stolen go-fast boat and took into custody eight persons of Haitian background on July 24, according to ASP Wayne Miller, officer-in-charge of Abaco. The men were apparently en route to MacLean’s Town, Grand Bahama, about half an hour to 45 minutes west of Crown Haven. Up to late yesterday afternoon, immigration superintendent Spence Dorsett said his department was still investigating the Please see Police Page 21 Please see Central Pines Page 24 Please see Earthwatch Page 2 2005 Hurricane Guide Begins on page 6 VOLUME 13, NUMBER 15, AUGUST 1st, 2005

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Page 2 B The Abaconian August 1, 2005 Financing available throughFIRST CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK Call for details!20kw $8900 26kw $9600 EF2600D $1100 E5200$2690Abaco Outboard EnginesTel: 242-367-2452 Fax: 242-367-2354 yamahaabaco@hotmail.comEF6600$3695 EF12000$5995 having some wild fun but rather a group called Earthwatch, who are very serious about what they are doing. The Earthwatch Institute is an international non-profit organization which supports scientific field research worldwide to improve our understanding and management of the earth. Through the participation of volunteers in field research, Earthwatch helps scientists gather vital data that empowers individuals to act wisely as global citizens to promote a sustainable environment and has volunteer groups working on more than 130 expeditions in 47 countries. Earthwatch volunteers are not all scientists but are people from all walks of life who are interested in conservation and willing to pay their own way to assist with a project. An Earthwatch team is presently on Guana Cay to assist the developers of Baker’s Bay with environmental studies involving two branches; Research and Assessment and Monitoring. In addition to two principal expedition leaders, there are 24 people involved in this project at Baker’s Bay, two of whom are graduate students studying for their PhD’s in biology at the University of Miami. The rest of the group are Earthwatch volunteers mainly from Britain and the United States ranging in age from 17 to 50 and include students (one from the College of the Bahamas), bankers, teachers and an oil company worker who is involved in the environmental field back at her job in Scotland. Kate Semon, head graduate student, explained that the team was engaged in fish surveys to determine any change before, during and after development and described exactly what was happening. The process of seining was being utilised and firstly the large weighted fishing net was stretched out perpendicular to the shore line. Then the splashers moved in, thrashing forcefully in order to scare the fish into the net. At a given signal the persons holding the net moved in forming a C with the net and dragged it onto the beach. The fish were speedily and carefully transferred to large tubs of sea water; then the researchers quickly counted all the fish brought in, noted the species, took pictures of each fish and recorded length and weight. The numbers of very tiny fish could only be estimated. As soon as each fish had been recorded, it was immediately transferred back into the sea so that each fish was only out of its own natural environment for a minimal amount of time. The net would be brought in four times during one seining exercise and two seines were completed each day. Three sites were used; Baker’s Bay, Joe’s Creek and Guana Seaside and seining was done both at high and low tides. EarthwatchFrom Page 1Earthwatch Is Studying Fish PopulationsEarthwatch volunteers are studying fish populations in the Baker’s Bay area of Great Guana Cay. They chase the fish into nets to record species, number, length and weight before releasing them back into the water. They will be doing follow up studies to determine what effect the well monitored development has on the environment. After the fish are brought ashore, they are very quickly processed and photographed so they can be returned to the water as soon as possible. Typically, there will be three Earthwatch groups here during two months of summer and for three weeks in January. The same research has already been carried out on Andros near the hotels and the data collected in that highly impacted area will be compared with the underdeveloped area here. This is the second summer an Earthwatch group has been on Guana Cay Please see Earthwatch Page 3

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 3 B 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.comAugust 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 SOLD 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 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER OFFERlooking at seasonal fish and what fish use this area. The project has, in fact, been underway since March, 2004. It is felt that it is important for other surveys to be done on Abaco. All information is noted in an annual report and the data placed into a repository at the College of the Bahamas where there is now a Department for Environmental Studies. The Department of Fisheries welcomes this joint activity with the College of the Bahamas. This project was selected as one of the outstanding projects of Earthwatch last year and Baker’s Bay is being cited as a case study on best practices on small islands. Other Earthwatch studies in The Bahamas have been carried out on South Eleuthera for the fourth year, looking at the potential impacts of Cape Eleuthera; on Andros to study the coastal impacts from the United States Navy presence in the 40’s and 50’s and on Exuma where there is much new development to look at the coastal impact of the new Four Seasons Hotel. 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 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 ! ! 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But this raises concerns and so we are looking at new waysEffects of Development Will Be Determined Please see Earthwatch Page 27 EarthwatchFrom Page 2 The fish that are netted are measured, weighed and photographed before being put back into the water.

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Page 4 B The Abaconian August 1, 2005 By Jennifer Hudson A large congregation of church members and well wishers from churches throughout Abaco, Grand Bahama, Nassau and the United States gathered in the tastefully renovated sanctuary of Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town on July 29th to show their support for Min. Silbert Mills as he was installed as pastor of that church. Silbert Mills was born on Abaco to Bertram and the late Viola Mills. He grew up in Friendship Tabernacle Church where he had been dedicated as a young child, later serving as Youth Director and Sunday School Superintendent. Despite struggles and challenges which led to a broken fellowship for a while, he rededicated his life to the Lord in 1994 and has served faithfully ever since as Sunday School Leader, Praise and Worship Director and Lay Preacher. The installation service was held on the final night of the 44th Annual Bahamas Evangelical Churches Association Northern Convention which was held at the church from July 27th under the theme Walking in Holiness and ending with a Sunday morning service on July 31st. Rev. Kenneth Knowles, Pastor Emeritus of Friendship Tabernacle, in his introduction stated, “My mandate was to install a young man from the community who had elected to serve God as his Saviour.” In his prayer Pastor Ronald McIntosh, Senior Pastor of Friendship Mission Church, asked that “the Holy Spirit be with Pastor Mills in his journey of faith.” Before the delivery of the message Evangelist Mildred Callahan, a long time friend of Friendship Tabernacle from Lake Placid, Florida, gave a very emotional rendition of that great song, Blessed Assurance for Pastor Mills who, she felt “will need this song because working for people is something else.” In an introduction to his message Rev. Wilbur. S. Outten, Senior Pastor of Freeport Bible Church and General Superintendent of the Evangelical Churches Association, stated that his task was to give very practical reminders of what is required of leaders and took as his texts John 13 v. 1-20 and Matthew 20 v. 20-28. His topic, It’s about Towels, Not Titles illustrated Jesus’ basic principle that if you want to be great, you must become the servant of all. “Jesus gave a new norm for greatness. Greatness in the Kingdom is not measured by elite titles; the key to greatness is servanthood.” Rev. Outten listed five characteristics of service required of leaders. • Service must be sacrificial • Service must be sincere • Service that is not selective • Service that is simple • Service that is satisfying Instead of bringing a robe for the installation, Rev. Outten brought a towel as he wanted to remind Pastor Mills “what it is all about.” “Ministerial responsibility is a very sacred trust,” he stated and encouraged Pastor Mills to seek to be not just a good man but a good servant, urging him to seek out the 3,000 people in Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town, Murphy Town and Spring City who are not yet connected with any church. Following the Act of Installation by Rev. Wilbur Outten, Rev. Roland Swain, Superintendent Emeritus, gave the charge to the church, asking if they were prepared to fully support Min. Mills as their Pastor and receiving a reply in the affirmative. After the laying on of hands by Rev. Kenneth Knowles, Pastor Silbert Mills, now Senior Pastor of Friendship Tabernacle Church, was presented to the church by Pastor Wilbur Outten. In his response, Pastor Mills told of how, when he was a young boy, an elderly lady in the neighbourhood foretold that he would have great success in business and accumulate great wealth but later another elderly lady prophesied that he would one day become pastor of Friendship Tabernacle Church. He was unable to believe what she said at the time but now her prophecy has come true. Unfortunately, the service had to be curtailed due to an extended power outage and apologies were expressed to members of the clergy who were expecting to bringSilbert Mills Is Installed as Pastor greetings to the new pastor. Under the circumstances, Pastor Stephen Knowles, President of the Abaco Christian Council, as their Pastor and Mrs. Mills Please see Pastor Page 27 Island Dream PETER DUPUCH PETER DUPUCH PETER DUPUCH PETER DUPUCH PETER DUPUCH BRI CRS CIPS BROKER (242) 357-8001peter@eradupuch.comDONNA REES DONNA REES DONNA REES DONNA REES DONNA REES 242-366-3088 (h) MARSH HARBOUR & OUTER CAYSjamesanddonna@ erabahamas.comwww.erabahamas.comJAMES REES JAMES REES JAMES REES JAMES REES JAMES REES Tel: 242-366-3088 MARSH HAROUR & NORTH & SOUTH ABACOjamesanddonna@ erabahamas.com2809 GREEN TURTLE CAY 3.719 ACRES COCO BAY TO ATLANTIC OCEAN WITH DOCK AND DREDGED CHANNEL. $1,200,000.P.O.Box AB-20340 P.O.Box AB-20340 P.O.Box AB-20340 P.O.Box AB-20340 P.O.Box AB-20340 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Marsh Harbour, Abaco Marsh Harbour, Abaco Marsh Harbour, Abaco Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel. 242.FOR.SALE Tel. 242.FOR.SALE Tel. 242.FOR.SALE Tel. 242.FOR.SALE Tel. 242.FOR.SALE or 367-0288 or 367-0288 or 367-0288 or 367-0288 or 367-0288 Fax. 242.367.0289 Fax. 242.367.0289 Fax. 242.367.0289 Fax. 242.367.0289 Fax. 242.367.0289info@erabahamas.com info@erabahamas.com info@erabahamas.com info@erabahamas.com info@erabahamas.com DUPUCH REAL ESTATE 13151 HUNKALOO2 BED/2 BATH WITH GUEST COTTAGE ON 2 +/ACRES SEA-TO-SEA. 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.$600,0002840 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!!REDUCED PRICE $2,500,000 13001 13003 LITTLE HARBOUROn the habour front in quaint Little Harbour. Extraordinary views Great Elevations.STARTING AT $170,000 TREASURE CAY TWO ADJACENT LOTS ON GOLF COURSE. PRICED AT $35,000 EACH MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL ACREAGE. CALL FOR DETAILS. 27 ACRES JUST NORTH OF LEISURE LEE $520,000 LOTS AVAILABLE IN CASUARINA POINT AND BAHAMA PALM SHORES. STARTING AT $22,000. CHEROKEE HILLTOP 100’ ELEVATION, BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEW,4 LOTS. STARTING AT $149,000. 13137 Tilloo Dream13240 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. $1,500,000.BEST VALUE IN ABACO 13254 HARBOURFRONTOn the harbour in Pelican Shores, this elegant, spacious, 5 bed,4.5 bath home is perfect for a family or corporate invester. Call for details.01/08/05 13088 THE SAND BAR at CHEROKEEPotential for expansion. 6+/acres of pristine water front property. Small villa and restaurant buildings. Spectacular views of ocean and sound.$3,500,000. 13312 CASUARINA POINTLOVELY 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.$750,000 2818 CASUARINA POINTSPACIOUS BEACH FRONT, 4 BED AND 4 BATH. GORGEOUS VIEW OF BAY AND ATLANTIC OCEANOFFERED AT $580,000 Beach HomeREDUCED PRICE

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August 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 August 1, 2005 A Guide to Hurricane Preparation Recent Hurricane ActivityTropical storms and hurricanes are among nature’s most powerful forces because of their size and potential for destruction. The dangers of the storms are from the storm surge, powerful winds, tornadoes and torrential rains which can combine to be devastating. The past several years have seen more tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean than has been seen in previous years. The season is tied to a cycle of heating of the Atlantic Ocean, a cycle which normally lasts 25-30 years. Each recent year there have been more named storms and more intense storms. Some scientists believe that global warming is also affecting the strength and the duration of the hurricanes. We all remember that 2004 was one of the most devastating in recent history with two hurricanes making direct hits on Abaco while Florida suffered through four direct hits, one of which was a Category Four. Several islands of the Caribbean were badly hit, thousands died in Haiti. Granada and Grand Cayman were practically wiped out. Abaconians know only too well the history-changing power of hurricanes. Over the years Abaco has seen many violent storms that have taken many lives. Old timers speak of the severe hurricanes of the late 1920s and the 1930s which resulted in several settlements being relocated to safer areas. The residents of Cave Cay, Old Place, Cornish Town and Bluff Point were moved to Crown Haven, Dundas Town and Murphy Town. In the years between the late 1930s and late 1990s there were few storms of note. Many will remember Hurricane Betsy which was a very severe storm hitting Abaco in September 1965. However, with better forecasting and stronger construction methods people can prepare better with the result that there has been a marked reduction in the loss of life. As we move into the deadliest months of the hurricane season, August, September and October, we all remember 1999, five years ago, when Abaco was hit by three storms, First Hurricane Dennis in August dealt us a damage blow. But that was nothing compared to September 14 when Hurricane Floyd gave us a direct hit, causing millions of dollars of damage to our island, our beaches, our homes, our businesses, our boats, affecting every person on the island. Before we could even assess the damage, we were hit by Tropical Storm Irene, causing one death and producing many inches of rain. The last year Abaco had direct hits by two hurricanes, Frances and Jeanne, once again causing millions of dollars of damage. Many homes are still not repaired. But this year the Caribbean area has already had one of the busiest seasons on record. During July Hurricane Dennis hit the Florida panhandle causing as estimated $900 million in damage while Hurricane Emily struck Mexico twice with insurance claims of $950 million. Although we can do nothing to affect a hurricane’s path or intensity, we can all prepare. We stress with our reader that you use this section of the paper to be your guide to prepare in case we have another hit this year. Preparation needs to begin well ahead of any storm being predicted to affect Abaco.Hurricane InformationA hurricane is a tropical cyclone in which the winds move in a large spiral around its eye which has a calm, low pressure center. Hurricanes are born in the steamy summer environment of the tropics when rapidly evaporating ocean waters combine with strong wind currents. Several hundred miles wide and potentially packing winds of more than 100 mph, they can stir up more than a million cubic miles of atmosphere every second and produce enough energy to supply all the electrical needs of the United States for six months. The storms begin as areas of low pressure off the coast of Africa or anywhere in the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico. These storms blow counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. The whole system may be five to six miles high and can be 300-600 miles wide as it moves slowly westerly. In the western Pacific area they are called typhoons. Formation of a hurricane depends on many factors coming together. Warm humid air and warm water vapor supply its energy. There needs to be convection activity and vertical wind motion to take air from sea level to move it up through the system. The wind system must have the right amount of spin or twist which is pro-General Information and Origin of Hurricanes Please see Hurricanes Page 7 vided by the rotating earth. The center of the storm or eye may travel ten to fifteen miles per hour with the storm extending out from the center 150 to 200 miles. Inside the eye is calm and the skies may be clear. But that is deceptive because the wind on the other side of the eye blows in the opposite direction from the first part of the storm. If people do not understand when the eye of the hurricane is passing and they leave a secure location, they may be caught in deadly winds and torrential rain. A storm surge is a rise in sea level near the “eye” of the hurricane. As this nears land, it becomes a wall of water which is the greatest threat to life and property. Most hurricane-related deaths Because of the low pressure in the eye and the high winds, the ocean surface is raised. This arch of water can be as wide as 50 miles. As the storm approaches land this water can be raised up to 20 feet high which destroys buildings, erodes beaches and produces masssive floods. Since the mid 1990s there has been much more hurricane activity. These active seasons are expected to continue for the next 10 to 15 years. This is due to the higher than normal temperatures of the Atlantic Ocean. Although the hurricane season is officially from June 1 to November 30 each year, the peak of the season in terms of both number of hurricanes and intensity occurs in September and October. During this time most of the hurricanes are spawned in the Atlantic waters east of the Lesser ALSO OFFERING A WIDE ARRAY OF ART SUPPLIES, CRAYONS, MARKERS, COLORED PENCILS, PASTELS, MODELING CLAY, CHALK, WATERCOLORS, POSTER PAINTS, ART PADS, ETC. PENS, PENCILS, RULERS, NOTEBOOKS, FILLER SHEETS AND LOTS MORE....... ST. 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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7 B 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: 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 HurricanesFrom Page 6Hurricane Terms and Categories 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."Canal Lot #202"(Ref #233) Located on the main deep water canal, close proximity to waterways entrance, large 11,770 s/f lot with 125 of canal frontage. Includes dock pilings already installed. Water and power installed on the lot, telephone & DSL available, cleared. Price: $192,000."Canal Lot #203"(Ref #203) Prime canal front lot in growing waterfront residential community, located in the main deep water canal, just minutes from the Sea of Abaco and Treasure Cay Marina. 10,590 s/f with 121 of protected canal frontage, all utilities available. Price: $168,000.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. SOLD"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 "fixer-upper" 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 $365,000.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 $275,000 each or $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. Price: $978,000.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. New Price: $1,445,000."Harbours Edge"(Ref #191) 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,500 s/f harbour front home, 90 of bulkhead for dock with 8+/depth, waterfront views though large glass doors, open kitchen, interior decor includes hand painted tropical mural, 2 car garage, 1/3 acre lot with privacy walls, Mediterranean style pool, fully furnished. Price: $1,265,000.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 VACATIONRENTALSAugust 1st 2005 Antilles. Storms earlier in the season tend to be of minimal strength and frequently form in the Caribbean area.Hurricanes Pose Many Different HazardsA hurricane combines storm surge, powerful winds, tornadoes and torrential rains into a devastating combination.Storm Surge The storm surge is an abnormal rise in sea level 50 to 100 miles wide that sweeps across the coast near where the eye of the hurricane makes landfall. The surge of high water, topped by waves, is devastating. Along the immediate coast, the storm surge is the greatest threat to life and property. Most hurricane-related deaths are caused by drowning.Tornadoes Hurricanes can also produce tornadoes. This is not common at our latitude although it can happen. Even 100 miles north of our latitude tornadoes are more common.Winds Hurricane force winds, 74 mph or more, can destroy buildings and debris can become flying missiles. It is extremely important to secure your home and cover your windows before the storm.Heavy Rains Widespread torrential rains often in excess of 10 inches can produce destructive floods.Weather TermsWhen weather reports are given on television or radio, they use terms which we should be familiar with. • A tropical depression with winds up to 38 miles per hour • A tropical storm with winds up to 72 miles per hour • A hurricane with winds of 73 miles per hour or more The weathermen also rate the hurricanes in categories according to their potential to cause disaster. Category 1 Winds of 73 to 95 miles per hour. Damage may include flooding of low-lying coastal areas, small boats may be torn from their moorings in exposed anchorages. Category 2 Winds of 96 to 110 miles per hour. Damage will be moderate and may include flooding in low areas, cutting off access through low lying roads and some damage to roofing materials, windows and doors. Category 3 Winds of 111 to 130 miles per hour. Damage will be major and may include high water blocking inland roads, serious coastal flooding, destruction to small buildings. Category 4 Winds of 131 to 155 miles per hour. Damage will be severe and may include cutting off access roads, major damage to lower floors of buildings near shore because of flooding and battering of waves and debris, and collapse of roofs on many small buildings. Category 5 Winds of more than 155 miles per hour. Damage will be catastrophic and may include buildings collapsing, many roofs collapsing, extensive shattering of glass and windows, small buildings overturned and blown away.

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Page 8 B The Abaconian August 1, 2005 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 Aviation Washers, Dryers Microwaves Stoves, Fridges Freezers Phones, Satellites Car Stereo System Stereos, Speakers WE NOW CARRY FLAT SCREEN TV’SEvery Day Great Low PricesNew ArrivalsCoffee Makers Blenders Mixers IronsAbaco Distributors Ltd. Ph : (242) 367-2265 (242) 367-2128 Hurricane preparations must be started now to ensure that we are ready for any storm that threatens. The key to surviving is the preparations you make before hand. After a hurricane is predicted to come close, too many things need to be done in a short period of time and some things are sure to be forgotten or left undone. It is good to prepare now before a storm is predicted. If you wait until the last minute to purchase supplies, the lines may be long and store shelves may be empty, leaving you ill-prepared. The following suggestions are recommended.Early PreparationsThe most important preparation for home owners and business owners is to have shutters for all your windows and doors. They need to fit well and install quickly. If you use wood, you need at least 5/8 inch thick plywood. These shutters need to be made and fitted well before a storm is announced. But keep in mind that plywood is difficult to handle and install. Now is the time to check to see that shutters are in good condition and you have the necessary hardware for installing them. Other types of shutters include aluminum or steel panels. More expensive roll down shutter systems offer protection with little maintenance. If you need a ladder for installation, make sure you have one available. It is good to keep a supply of boards for last minute repairs. If you do not have shutters, now is the time to purchase or construct them. If you have a gabled roof, make sure that the gable is well braced. Also make sure that there is wood sheathing, either planks or plywood, behind the gabled end walls. A bead of good adhesive caulking along the joint of the beam and decking of your roof will greatly increase the strength of the roof. Entry doors are easily damaged by high winds. Bolt all doors with foot and head bolts with a minimum of 1-inch of the bolt length in use. Garage doors are quite vulnerable to high winds. In the United States about 80 percent of residential hurricane wind damage starts with wind entry through garage doors. Check the insurance on your house or business to be sure that the coverage is what you want. Check specifically if you are covered for flood damage, sewer backup and wind damage. See if you have “replacement cost coverage” or “actual cash value coverage.” With replacement cost coverage the insurance company will replace your home or possessions with exact replacements. If your policy is for actual cost value coverage, you will receive only the current depreciated value of your house or possessions. Collect all important documents which are irreplaceable or very important. These include insurance policies, ownership documents such as property deeds, titles of cars and boats. Remember birth certificates and passports and pictures you value and any other papers important to you. These should be kept in a plastic bag or container which can be sealed to be waterproof and kept with you. Make copies and keep the copies in another secure place. Remember to make copies of the items in your wallet, driver’s licenses, credit cards, etc. This is a good time to take pictures of rooms in your house which show your furnishings. Then have a camera and film on hand for recording damage for insurance claims purposes. These are excellent when dealing with insurance adjustors as proof of what you have lost. Early Preparation Is EssentialPlywood shutters can be very awkward to put up, especially if the wind has begun to blow. They need to be a minimum of 5/8-inch plywood which is heavy. They are bulky to store and deteriorate if not stored properly. However, they are the cheapest shutters and if installed correctly can protect your windows and interiors. 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 ON 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 Bahama Palm Shores EXPERTS!!! No one sells more Bahama Palm Shores lots than us. Call today for available lots and prices. Bahama Palm 1160 Section one home site w/ foundation started for 2/1 home. Finish to your liking. $35,500 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 1216 NEW EXCLUSIVE 3/2 home upstairs with 2/1 and 1/1 apartments downstairs. All units fully and tastefully furnished. A must see!! Call for more info. info. 1217 NEW EXCLUSIVE Two bedroom home centrally located in Marsh Harbour. Great price. Call for details. Bahama Coral Island 1200Two adjacent parcels listed at $12,900 each. 1218 NEW EXCLUSIVE Two story home in Bahama Palm Shores offering two beds along with detached one bedroom guest cottage. A GREAT BUY!!

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9 BRelated TipsShould a hurricane strike, with full cooperation from the public, BEC is confident of its ability to restore services promptly. Below are tips that should be taken seriously, in the event of passage of a hurricane: 1. Remove television antenna with extreme care. Strong winds may cause it to come into contact with powerlines, and this can result in death or very serious injuries.2: Disconnect all electrical equipment in your house with the exception of a small lamp to alert you when the power is restored.3. Beware of fallen wires, particularly if they have fallen in puddles of water. Stay away from such puddles of water. Do not touch fallen or overhanging wires of any kind under any circumstances. This could result in serious injuries. Report all downed lines.4. Do not touch a tree or any object which is in contact with power lines.5. Please call the emergency telephone numbers or the police emergency numbers immediately to report a fire, sparking power lines or other life threatening situations. 6. Do not touch a downed power line. If you see one, please report it to the Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s Emergency Department, phone 367-2727.7. If you need to dismantle a building that has an existing power supply, please contact BEC first to get power removed from it.8. Do not attempt to cut trees which may have blown onto or near power lines. Contact BEC to assist. Also, do not attempt to pick fruit from such trees, especially when they are wet. BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION, ABACOHURRIC HURRIC HURRIC HURRIC HURRIC ANE ANE ANE ANE ANE BEC Emergency numbers367-2727 367-2846 367-4667• Under storm conditions BEC may stand by on VHF radio Channel 16 • Stay away from trees which are in contact with power lines. Bring these to our attention immediately. • If you experience any unusual electrical conditions during a storm (unusually bright or dim lights, or fluctuating power), turn off appliances and electronic devices until normal service is restored. • Turn off your main switch if storm conditions cause flooding inside your house. Stay out of water which may be in contact with electricity. • During storm conditions BEC will endeavour to maintain the electricity supply for as long as possible. However, our main consideration is the protection of human life and the preservation of our operating plant. P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020New at Auskell: Mammograms OfferedFor Appointments Call 367-0020Mrs. Christina Messara Physiotherapist Every Thursday Dr. Daniel Johnson Foot Doctor August 2, 2005 Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist August 3, 2005 Mr. Christopher R. Monize Physical Therapist August 5, 2004 Ms. Kim Scriven Audiology Hearing aids, hearing testing August 5, 2005 Ms. Diane Davis Mammogram Radiographer Technologist August 6, 2005 Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner August 13, 2005 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing August 13, 2005 Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound Technician August 13, 2005 Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist August 17, 2005 Dr. Micheal Caplia Optometrist August 17, 18, 19, 2005 Dr. Ava Thompson Child & Adolescent Psycologist August 20, 2005 Dr. Richelle Knowles Dermatologist August 20, 2005 Dr. Hubert Minnis Ob Gyn / Ultrasound August 20, 2005 Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist August 23, 2005 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) August 27, 2005 156 Acres 3000 Feet of Beachfront Adjacent Crossing Rocks $3,000,000William Hertz Limited Tel. & Fax. 365-8061Madeira Park Plaza Suite 1 P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamas GeneratorsGas or diesel-powered generators can provide temporary power until BEC can be operational. Be sure to have fuel and oil on hand for the generator. Remember several precautions. Do not connect a portable generator to the building wiring. Plug appliances directly into the generator. Place the generator outdoors or in a well ventilated area. Do not forget to check the oil every time you add gas. Conserve fuel by alternating appliances. For example, refrigerators can be kept cool by supplying power for six to eight hours a day.Protect Your PropertyProtect your property the best you can. Remember that wind and water are potentially two very dangerous elements of any storm and your goal is to keep both these out of your house. Most damage to homes occurs when a window gets broken or doors blow in, allowing the wind to blow through. • Check your roof for loose shingles or tiles and make sure they are securely fastened down. Check for other repairs that need to be done. • Clean up your yard of debris that could be damaging in high winds. • Check around your house for dead or dying trees. Trim shrubbery to reduce damage to the plants. If tree limbs are potentially damaging to power lines, notify BEC to have their crew trim the branches. Do not attempt to do this yourself because of the danger of the live power lines. • Secure all outdoor furniture, garbage cans and objects outdoors.Get Necessary SuppliesBuy supplies early at the beginning of the season. These should include a battery-operated AM/FM radio with extra batteries, one flashlight with extra batteries for each person in your family, candles, kerosene lamps, water-proof matches, first aid kit. Be very careful with kerosene lamps and candles during a storm. If the wind blows something over with a flame, it could start a fire. You do not need to contend with a fire during a storm.Water Supply Is CriticalHave bottled water and extra water in clean containers enough for one week, allowing one gallon of water per person per day. If you use a bath tub or other container for water, clean thoroughly and rinse with bleach. Caulk or tape the drain of a tub so it will not leak. This water can be used for a variety of uses including flushing the toilet. A new garbage cans can be filled with water.Review Your Plans Early Many businesses suffered heavy damage from Hurricane Jeanne. Marsh Harbour businesses in particular suffered from flooding from the storm surge. Many business owners are now considering ways of keeping this damage to a minimum. Be sure to prepare your business as well as your homes for any threatening storms. If a storm threatens, secure your building and cover or move equipment or furniture to a secure area. Always protect your data with backup files. Make provisions for alternate power and communications. Make plans to work with limited cash and no water or power for two weeks. Store emergency supplies at the office. Protect your employees. Employee safety comes first. Consider providing shelter to employees and their families and help employees with supplies after the storm. Contact your customers and suppliers. Prepare a list of vendors to provide disaster recovery services. Review your insurance coverage. Appraise our business regularly. Take inventory, document equipment supplies and the workplace. Make copies of insurance policies and customer service and home numbers. After the storm use caution before entering your business. Check for power lines, gas leaks and structural damage. If any electrical equipment is wet, contact an electrician. Prepare information for insurance claims. Take pictures before cleanup.Protect Your Business Plan ahead

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Page 10 B The Abaconian August 1, 2005 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 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 Ballpark 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 PELICAN SHORES Duplex 1,200 sq.ft. each side. Furnished, central air, patios. EXCLUSIVE $450,000 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 SOLD Two lots in section two SOLD 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!PRICED REDUCEDThis hurricane season be prepared so a storm will not take you by surprise. Hopefully, you will not need to use these emergency items. After the hurricane season is over, you can use most of the items. Some can be kept until another year. We suggest that you cut this article out and keep it in a place where you can refer to it for help in preparing your house and family for the upcoming season.Food RequirementsIn anticipation of losing power and the use of your cooking gas, be sure your house is stocked with at least a week’s worth of foods that will remain edible without refrigeration or foods that will be consumed when opened. They could include the following: • Ready-to-eat canned goods like vegetables, soups, fish, meats, fruits and juices • Canned juices, milk, soup • Canned foods can be heated in the can but be sure to remove the label first. They can be eaten right out of the can. • Bread, crackers, cookies and other baked goods • Fruits and vegetables that will keep for several days without refrigeration • Peanut butter and jelly • Nuts, raisins and dried fruits • Evaporated, sweetened condensed milk or sterilized milk • Cheese and cheese spreads • Cereal • Instant drinks, coffee, tea, etc. • Snack food and other foods to give variety • Drinks which can keep such as sodas, canned or bottled juices, instant coffee. Some cheeses and fruits keep at room temperatures for several days. Choose foods that can be eaten at room temperature and do not require cooking. Put a can opener with these supplies. Keep on hand supplies such as paper plates, cups and plastic utensils, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, large plastic garbage bags, tin foil. Canned foods can be heated in the can but be sure to remove the label first. They can be eaten right out of the can.Other Supplies• Battery-operated AM/FM radio with extra batteries • Battery-operated flashlights with extra batteries, one flashlight per person • A camping stove or Sterno stove for heating food. Remember propane stoves and grills will give off fumes when used in closed rooms and may start fires or cause asphyxiation. Do not use these inside a building. • Chlorine bleach for disinfecting • Keep mosquito repellent and citronella candles handy. • Use ice chests for keeping food if ice is available. • Keep with you two weeks supply of prescription medicines and remember other medicines such as aspirin. • Invest in blue plastic tarpaulins and rolls of builders plastic (Visqueen) for covering furniture or damaged roofs, window repair • Duct tape • Caulking • Hammer and nailsPlan AheadKeep your car and boat gas tanks full. For boaters have a supply of 50/1 oil. Persons with a chain saw should ensure that the saw is operational and that a gallon of fuel is on hand. If you have a stand-by generator, check to see that it is operational and have a supply of fuel. Make arrangements for taking down any antennas on your roof. Find out where the hurricane shelters are in your community. See that your LP tank is filled if you use gas appliances.Do not forget• First aid kit • Medicines, prescription and other medicines such as aspirin • Baby diapers and handy wipes • Baby food, formula, disposable diapers, medicines and other necessary suppliesProtect Your PetsIf you have pets, remember to have a responsibility to care for them properly. Plan for a safe place for pets to stay during a storm. They should not be left outdoors. If you plan to go to a shelter, you will have to plan for somewhere safe for them to be during the storm. Have a two week supply of pet food Get supplies such as cat litter, trash bags, etc. that will be needed. All pets should have proper identification..Get Essential Suplies EarlyAdditional TipsA can of roofing tar and roll of heavy plastic could be priceless after a storm. A package of the new roofing felt, Water and Ice, to seal a roof might seem very expensive but could save your belongings if you have roof damage. If you lose roofing shingles, you can still save your furniture by covering everything with plastic sheeting Freeze as much water as you can prior to the storm If you rent, determine if you or your landlord will put up the shutters. Older AdultsSenior citizens are especially susceptible to the effects of severe weather. Those who live alone or are without the support of family or friends must take special precautions in the event of an emergency. People who are frail or disabled may need special assistance from family members, friends or social service agencies. Older adults who are also care givers may require outside assistance. If the elderly requires any medical equipment, arrangements should be made well before a storm for emergency service. Notify Social Services or the Police if you know of older residents that may need assistance.

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 B 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 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.comBoats are particularly vulnerable during a hurricane. Hauling them out of the water is best and putting them ashore in a protected place is ideal but not always possible. Tying them securely in heavy mangroves is an alternate method of securing a boat. No one should stay aboard a boat during a storm. If there are serious problems, there is no way to get to a protected shelter. Boats are expendable, human life is not. No one ever knows when another hurricane will affect Abaco. However, it could happen any year and the best way to ride out the storm is to be prepared. This gives you guidelines for last minute preparations. The better you are prepared, the better chances you have of coming through with minimum damage and the better you can cope with the problems afterwards. • Make the decision ahead of time as to where you plan to be during a storm. If your house is on low land or you feel it is not built securely, make plans to stay with friends or family in a well built home or go to a shelter. • Decide what room in your house you will use during the hurricane. It is best if you have an inside room with no windows. Put basic supplies in that room along with comfortable seating including pillows. If you have children, include games or other toys to entertain them • If you have elderly relatives, make sure they are somewhere safe and that someone is with them who can help them during the storm and afterwards. • Children need special reassurances. It is good to talk with them about their fears and answer their questions honestly. Give lots of verbal reassurances. • Gather clothing, bedding, toiletries, and flashlights that you will need for the duration of the storm. Have a battery-operated radio with fresh batteries. If you have a VHF radio, make sure it has its own power supply. • Make sure each person has sturdy shoes for protection after the storm for protection from debris.Review and Update Your InsuranceBefore a hurricane threatens, insurance industry representatives suggest that you do the following: Read your policy to see exactly what coverage you have. If you don’t understand, get your agent to explain it. Find out whether you have “guaranteed replacement cost” insurance which is what it would really cost to replace your home and the contents at current value. Or you may have “actual cash value” which is depreciated cost. Be aware that your homeowners policy does not cover flood damage. Know your insurance carrier and make sure that you have phone numbers for the company. Keep your policy in a safe place. If you rent, be aware that your landlord’s insurance does not cover your possessions. You need your own renters’ insurance. 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Page 12 B The Abaconian August 1, 2005 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. 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 Island Living Real Estate P.O. Box AB-20997 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: (242)367-2696 Fax: (242)367-5329www.islandlivingrealestate.com Elevated Waterfront, Lynard’s Cay UNDER CONTRACT $144,000 Listing#7393/4 acre on the Sea of Abaco, Atlantic seaviews and deep water for a dock. Short distance from Little Harbour and Cherokee.$145,000 Listing#28619,400 sf with 100 feet of beach frontage in a quiet and upcoming community. Miles of scenic tranquilityBeachfront Splendor, Long BeachSecuring Your BoatSecure your boat before a storm is close, either by hauling it up on land or if you leave your boat in the water, finding a secure place. The better alternative is to have your boat ashore, preferably in a very protected location. Arrange early to have your boat hauled as the boat yards are very busy with many boat owners wanting their boats hauled at the last minute. If you leave your boat in the water find a marina that will allow boats to be left at their docks or find a safe harbour. The best place, however, is tied securely in mangroves. It will require that you use long spring lines, leaving all lines with plenty of slack. Keep in mind that the storm surge can either be several feet higher or several feet lower than normal tide levels, even on mainland Abaco. Do not be caught struggling with you boat when hurricane force winds are already approaching. If you live on your boat, you are urged to get to a shelter. It is not safe to remain on your boat during a hurricane. Your life is more important that the safety of your boat. A boat on a trailer should be placed flat on the ground, lashed down and half filled with water. The trailer should also be lashed down. The outboard engine and gas tanks should be removed and secured. Make sure you have a secure supply of gas and oil for your boat after the hurricane is past if you are dependent on a boat for transportation. Shelter EssentialsEach community has designated shelters that will be opened before a storm, giving you adequate time to get there safely. Even if you do not plan to go to a shelter, you should keep in mind which buildings will be open in the event you need to get to a shelter. Remember, they do not supply you with food, drink, bedding or other supplies. If you plan to go to a safer place than your home during the storm, you should remember to take the following with you. • Your important papers such as insurance policies, birth certificates, passports, deeds, insurance policies in a sealed plastic bag • Quiet games for children, playing cards or dominoes • Extra clothing and shoes • Pillow and light blanket or sleeping bag. • Folding chair, lawn chair or cot • Any prescription drugs you may require • Supplies for any infants such as disposable diapers, formula, baby food • Take all necessary bedding as the shelters do not have pillows, blankets or bed rolls. • Take all necessary water and food that you and your group will need for several days. Storms are unpredictable and you do not know how long you will need to stay at the shelter. Shelters are not intended for long time use but only for the duration of the storm. If you have a badly damaged home, you will have to find alternate housing.Remember, shelters do not provide food and water.Last Minute Preparations Please see Hurricane Page 16 Last Minute PreparationsEveryone hopes that a hurricane will not affect Abaco but in the case that one does come close or even hit, we need to be prepared and know what we should do before the hurricane, during the height of the storm, and afterwards. This gives you some guidelines for last minute preparations and during the storm. The better prepared a family is, the better they can cope both during the hurricane and afterwards. • Make the decision well ahead of time as to where you plan to be during a storm. If your house is on low land or you feel it is not built securely, make plans to stay with friends or family in a well built home or go to a government shelter. • Put your car on high ground in a place where you can get to it after the storm. • If you have elderly relatives, make sure they are somewhere safe and that someone is with them who can help them during the storm and afterwards. • Pregnant women in the last month or at high risk should check with their doctors before the storm. Babies frequently arrive when the barometric pressure is low. • Children need special reassurances. It is good to talk with them about their fears and answer their questions honestly. Give lots of verbal reassurances. • Prior to the storm, turn your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings. Freeze water in plastic containers to help keep your foods cold during any power outages. • Gather clothing, bedding, toiletries, and flashlights that you will need for the duration of the storm. Have a battery-operated radio with fresh batteries. If you have a VHF radio, make sure it has its own power supply independent of household electricity.

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13 B Veracruz TampicoMexico Guatemala Honduras El Salvador Nicaragua BelizeMrida Brownsville Tegucigalpa Managua Colombia Costa Rica Venezuela PanamaCaracas San Jos Panama CityJamaica CubaKingston Havana Corpus Christi Houston Galveston Baton Rouge New Orleans Mobile Pensacola Tallahassee Orlando Tampa Key West Cape Canaveral Jacksonville Miami West Palm BeachNassauSavannahCharleston Wilmington Norfolk Washington, D.C. Philadelphia New York City BostonUnited States of AmericaBermudaCape Hatteras Nantucket Block IslandGuatemala City Belize City Cozumel Aruba Curacao Bonaire TrinidadTobagoGrenada St. Vincent St. Lucia Barbados Martinique Dominica Guadeloupe Antigua St. Kitts Nevis St. Maarten Virgin Islands Puerto Rico San Juan Santo DomingoDominican RepublicPort-au-PrinceHaitiTurks & CaicosCaribbean SeaGulf of MexicoThe BahamasHispaniola Atlantic City Cayman IslandsAtlantic OceanAbaco 95 90 85 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Pacific Ocean HURRICANE TRACKING MAP Map prepared courtesy of H.G. Christie, Ltd. 2004 D.A. Lee The AbaconianAbaco, Bahamas

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Page 14 B The Abaconian August 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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Page 16 B The Abaconian August 1, 2005 Local Agent:Marsh Harbour Shipping Company P.O.Box AB 20777242-367-3341 Fax:242-367-4885 Ray Weatherford,Shelly Russell and John BethellThe BestConnectionto AbacoSaturday departure and Sunday arrival,ready for Monday pick-upFull Container Load Services including expanded area of equipment positioning throughout the southeast United StatesWe provide fenced and secure dockside storage and parking in Marsh HarbourConveniently located near Interstate 95 at 1489 Martin Luther King,Jr.Blvd.Riviera Beach,FL 561-844-8306Consistent and personal customer serviceLess-than-container load, Refrigerated and Consolidation Services ... 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 Explore the Golden Reef and find a delightful array of resortwear fashions, Abaco Gold jewellery and other fine gold jewellery to dazzle you, art prints, and many other souvenirs and gifts to take back home to remind you of your visit with us. Located in the heart of New Plymouth Green Turtle Cay on Parliament Street Tel: (242) 365-4511 S t e i n e r H H o u s e T T r e a s u r e C C a y R R o a d 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA $ 8 9 0 5 0 0 B a h a m a B B e a c h C C l u b 2039, Deluxe Beach-front Condo 3 BR, 2 BA $ 8 5 0 0 0 0 G a l l e o n B B a y C C a n a l Waterfront Homesite $ 2 9 8 0 0 0 S a n d D D o l l a r 2BR, 2 BA Beach front condo, under renovation $ 4 6 2 5 0 0 H e l e n s P P o i n t G G a l l e o n B B a y Waterfront 4 BR, 3 BA Home, Sea of Abaco views $ 1 3 8 8 0 0 0 G a l l e o n B B a y R R o a d Homesite overlooking Treasure Cay Marina $ 4 0 5 0 0 0 S a n d B B a n k s H H a r b o u r Up to 10 Acres Available Price upon request T w i n P P a l m s B B r i g a n t i n e C C a n a l Home, 3 BR 2BA pool and dock $ 8 7 0 0 0 0 E a r l y L L i g h t R R o y a l P P o i n c i a n a 2 BR, 2BA Condo on Treasure Cay beach $ 6 9 5 0 0 0 A t l a n t i s 2 2 2 0 2 2 BR, 2 BA Condo with 25' wide boat slip, including boat lift $ 4 0 5 0 0 0 A t l a n t i s 2 2 2 0 3 2 BR, 2 BA Condo with 15' wide slip, shares private breezeway with 2202 $ 4 0 5 0 0 0 Emergency Shelter Locations for 2005North AbacoGrand Cay Shilo Baptist Church Grand Cay All Age School Administration Office Little Abaco New Hope Baptist Church Revival Time Pentecostal Church Ebenezer Baptist Church End Time Baptist Church Cooper’s Town St. Andrews Baptist Church Magistrates Court S.C. Bootle High School Treasure Cay Full Gospel Assembly Church Treasure Cay Community Center St. Simon by the Sea Church Green Turtle Cay Amy Roberts All Age School Magistrate’s CourtCentral AbacoDundas Town Central Abaco Primary School Marsh Harbour International Gospel Mission Marsh Harbour Church of Christ St. Francis Catholic Church St. Francis School Main Building St. Francis School K-3 Bilding St. Francis ECC Building St. Francis Primary School MH Seventh Day Adventist Church Murphy Town Abaco Central High School Great Guana Cay Great Guana Cay Public School Man-O-War Cay NOW Public School Hope Town Balcony Room Methodist Mission HouseSouth AbacoCherokee Sound Assemblies of God Methodist Church Cherokee Sound Primary School Crossing Rocks Public School Trevor’s Midway Restaurant Sandy Point Pete & Gay Geust House Oeisha’s Guest House Moore’s Island Moore’s Island All Age School Soul Seeking Ministry St. Matthew’s Baptist Church Moore’s Island Bonefish Camp All shelters may be used in the immediate aftermath of any storm or during a major non-storm emergency. Shelters will be periodically reviewed to insure continued or upgraded rating. • Make sure each person has sturdy shoes for protection after the storm for protection from debris. • Make plans which room your family will go to, preferably an inside room with no windows. • Prepare your tub for storing water. Clean it, then wipe it around with a solution of bleach and water, caulk or tape the drain to make it watertight and fill it with water. This water can be used only for washing and cleaning. A bucketful will flush the toilet. If you plan to go to a safer place than your home during the storm, you should remember to take the following with you. • Your important papers such as insurHurricaneFrom Page 13 Please see Hurricane Page 17

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 17 B HurricaneFrom Page 16 ance policies, birth certificates, passports, deeds, insurance policies in a sealed plastic bag • Quiet games for children, playing cards or dominoes • Extra clothing and shoes • Pillow and light blanket or sleeping bag. • Folding chair, lawn chair or cot • Any prescription drugs you may require During the StormStay in a safe place for the duration of the storm. Do not venture out until the storm is subsiding. If the eye of the storm passes over your area, the wind will lessen and there will be a lull which can last several minutes up to an hour. But then the storm will hit again with full force from the opposite direction. Leave your safe place only if you have an emergency. Keep listening to the radio to know where the storm is traveling and what it is like in your area. ZNS will be the best source of storm news. A VHF radio is excellent to keep you in touch with your neighbors but remember that high winds may destroy your VHF antenna, leaving you out of touch. Please see Hurricane Page 18 After a HurricaneThere are many precautions which people should follow after a hurricane has passed. If a hurricane passes directly over Abaco, the eye can be deceptively calm. It is the center of the hurricane and can take from a few minutes to pass to several hours depending on how fast the hurricane is moving and the size of the eye. The calm will suddenly end as the winds return from the opposite direction, possible with even greater force. The most intense winds blow closest to the eye and are strongest northeast of the eye. Do not go out until you are sure that the entire storm is past. When you do go outdoors, be extremely careful. Avoid downed or dangling utility wires. Be especially careful when cutting or clearing fallen trees. They may have power lines tangled in them Stay tuned to your radio for advice and instructions about emergency medical aid, other assistance and general information. Avoid driving. Roads will have debris which could puncture your tires. Do not add to the congestion of relief workers, supply trucks and law enforcement personnel. If you must leave your home or the shelter, keep your driving to a minimum. Do not sight see, especially at night. Supervise children at all times, especially if power lines are down. Use Caution After a Storm The heavy rains of Hurricane Frances flooded much of Abaco. Between Marsh Harbour and the sugar mill site the road was under water. This picture shows the high water outside Royal Bank in Marsh Harbour. But this water was not so damaging as it was fresh water, not salt water as was the case with Hurricane Jeanne. 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 $165,000 GUANA CAY NEW 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 POINT NEW 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 HARBOUR COMMERCIAL Abaco Real Estate Agency Abaco’s Oldest and Most Experienced Real Estate Agency Abaco Real Estate Agency Contact 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

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Page 18 B The Abaconian August 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 $1,265,000 + 7.5% closing 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 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 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts Sales Associate Everett Pinder(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 $541,000 +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 TREASURE HOUSES Ocean Front Development Comprising 12 Luxury Units with Lagoon Pool / Waterfall Unit #9 2 bed / 2 bath octagonal home. Completely redone with additional storage below and storm shutters $550,000 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 $450,000 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 $45,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 2 bed / 2 bath, end unit, extra features, never rented $212,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / onsite 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 HurricaneFrom Page 17 Be very careful in turning your electricity back on. If possible, let relatives and friends know that you are safe but keep all phone calls to a minimum. Find out if your water supply is safe before you use it. Until then, use only the water you have stored for the emergency. Let officials know if you or someone you know is injured and needs medical help. Keep receipts for all items you buy before the power is restored. Your insurance may cover the cost of emergency food and ice. Make temporary repairs such as covering holes in the roof, walls or windows. Take photographs of all damage before repairs are made. Always use proper safety equipment such as heavy gloves, safety goggles, heavy boots, long-sleeved shirts and long pants. Drink plenty of fluids. Lift with your legs, not with your back. Be extremely careful with a chain saw and always heed safety warnings. If there has been flooding, there is a po-Remember, you may be without power, water, food or other services we normally rely on. Residents must be prepared to be self-reliant for several weeks.Hurricane Names 2005ArleneHarveyOphelia BretIrenePhilippe CindyJoseRita DennisKatrinaStan EmilyLeeTammy FranklinMariaVince GertNateWilmaRecent Abaco HurricanesBetsy Sept 7, 1965 2 feet above normal Erin Aug 1, 1995 Bertha July 10, 1996 Bonnie Aug 24, 1998 Dennis Aug 27-28, 1999 Floyd Sept 14, 1999 Rainfall 3.5 inches surge was 10 feet in places Irene October 16, 1999 rainfall 7 inches Frances Sept. 3, 2004 19.42 inches Jeanne Sept 25, 2004 rainfall 3.25 inchesA Note to GardenersSalt in the atmosphere from a hurricane can quickly poison grass, shrubs, trees and ground covers that are not tolerant of it. Hose down plants right away after exposure to salt if you have water pressure. This could save valuable decorative plants. tential for bacterial contamination. Bacteria and lead to life threatening dehydration for people and their pets if they are untreated. Disinfect any faucet water you drink or use for cooking or cleaning. If you are not sure if the water is safe, bring water to a rolling boil for 10 minutes or use eight drops of chlorine beach per gallon or use water purification tablets. Let the water sit at least 10 minutes before using. Water you saved i clean containers before the storm will be fine for two to three weeks. To be sure, add two drops of chlorine per gallon before drinking. Hurricane Jeanne did major damage to the bridge connecting Little Abaco and Great Abaco Island washing out one lane of the causeway. The storm surge which caused this eroded away beaches and sand dunes all through Abaco.Post Storm Suggestions

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19 B Mailin Sands mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.comPh# 242-367-2992 Fax# 242-367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20403 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas 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. COLDWELL BANKER LIGHTBOURN REALTY SOLD 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. 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-#2096Charming 1B/1B house on elevated lot in the beautiful Barry Islands. Home also features a 1B/1B guest cottage, and looks over the golf course and Ocean. 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 August 1st, 2005Dundas Town-#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. Lubbers-#0350 -vacant lot in Abaco Ocean Club. Comprises of 10,125 sq.ft. call today for more details. $70,000 UNDER CONTRACTSOLD 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 Yellowwood-Fabulous elevated lot with breathtaking views of Winding Bay,and the Atlantic.$275,000UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGSMALL HOME, ACREAGE AND CANAL SLIP! Near Treasure Cay … Situated on 10 acres, this property has a private canal slip and a 1 bed/1bath home. Includes utility room, underground electricity and back up generator.The property is landscaped with fruit trees.Call for details. Yellowwood Cottage-#5027 partially completed 1bed/1 bath cottage on a 150x175lot. Close to Cherokee Sound and Little Harbour. $150,000.00 Yellowwood lot -#5429.25,500 sq.ft. lot in the quiet community of Yellowwood.Yellowwood is about a 30 minute drive from Marsh Harbour and next to The Abaco Club of Winding Bay. $54,000.00 Leisure Lee-3 bed, 3bath home in the quiet residential neighborhood of Leisure Lee. 1,600 sq.ft. of living space, features extensive wrap around screened in porch, and central A/C. All lots have beach access. $347,000.00 Treasure Cay-2 bed/2bath villa. Recent renovations include new appliances and furniture. US$195,00.00UNDER CONTRACTMarshHarbour. #5426. 2 bed/1bath concrete home on 110x140lot. Second bath and laundry being added. Detached 1bed/1bath apartment with kitchen and living area. $200,000.00 UNDER CONTRACT Green Turtle Cay-Pineapple Bluff-3 bed, 3.5 bath, 3,289 sq.ft. home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. $1,980,00.00 NEW LISTINGOrchid Bay-#5428-The only bay front lot available in Orchid Bay. Over acre, and runs more than 100 on the Sea of Abaco. Picturesque views! Call today! This wont last long.-$789,000Ready to sell? Looking to buy? Call us today! orPlease visit our new office location on Que en Elizabeth Drive, Next to the Fire Station.

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Page 20 B The Abaconian August 1, 2005 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 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 Lubber’s Quarters Lots starting at $48,000 Lots with private dock slip starting at $89,000Elbow 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 Spencerville Lot 4 acre, elevated, residential lot. One of the few 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”. $1,200,000Lubbers Quarters Vacant Lot w/ private dock and short walk to beach $52,000Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas • 375-8655 Mike Jones Sales Cell # 551-5545 mike@paradisebahamas.com Frank Knowles Sales Agent Cell # 375-8655 frank@paradisebahamas.com“Aeolian” 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 By Portia Jonsson Whether it’s crab and dough, crab and rice, baked crab, steamed crab, crab fritters, crab soup or whatever other else your taste buds call for, land crabs are very popular this time of year. Crab season on Abaco normally begins in May, but can start as early as April if there is heavy rainfall when the crabs take to the road – quite literally – on their journey from their burrows to the sea where they must go to lay their eggs. The Whiteland Coppice is often in close proximity to the sea and this makes it the preferred habitat of land crabs. The crabs dig roomy burrows in the limey soil. Four species of land crabs (in addition to the land hermit crab) are encountered in The Bahamas. Two types are found on Abaco: the Giant White Land crab (Cardisoma guanhumi) and the Black crab (Gecarcinus lateralis) and are important economically as they are caught and sold as food. For the most part, the land crab is a vegetarian crab which collects and eats leaves fruits and grasses collected near the vicinity of its burrow. However, these crabs will also eat insects, carrion and feces and are sometimes cannibalistic; thus it is functionally an omnivore. The preferential foods of the crabs are the leaves of red and white mangroves and the buttonwood tree. They feed throughout the day in shaded areas; however, if exposed to direct sunlight for prolonged periods, they prefer to feed at night. I recently met Shantell Watkins of Deep Creek, San Andros, who was on Abaco for three days for the sole purpose of selling the 50–60 dozen white crabs she brought with her. Shantell has been “crabbing,” she says, all her life and this is the way she makes her living. She said crabs provide a good income for a family and she believes, “If you take care of the crabs, they will take care of you.” Her crabs were sold at 3 for $10 or 3 for $12. Andros, famous of its large population of land crabs, Shantell said, “is crawling with crabs right now. You can just open your doors and let them come in.” But crabs are not the only ones overrunning the island this time of year. Other Family Islanders and visitors flock there to get their share. Slavery Wall is a favorite spot on Andros for the locals to catch crabs and “crabbing” can go on all night. Shantell says sometimes she leaves home around sunset and finishes just before dawn, returning home only to empty her sack. Shantell said it could be quite amusing watching a first timer catch a crab. She has seen it all, from persons running and screaming through the bushes to falling flat on their behinds. She recalled a gentlemanCrabs Are Active at This Seasonfrom Nassau who complained about the high price of her crabs and decided that he would get his crabs himself. By the end of the night, Shantell said, he was more than happy to pay her price. Many times persons are improperly dressed and ill equipped when going in search of crabs and Shantell suggests taking a flashlight, some sort of bug repellent and a croacker sack (for your catch) and wearing long sleeved tops and long pants. If you are new to it, she advises carrying a stick. When asked how many times she has been bitten, she answered, “More times than I can count.” This veteran crab catcher can hold eight crabs at one time and says there are many ways of picking them up like by the back, by the biter or by the three back fins. Pond crabs, which are caught in the ponds, are her favorite. Although they do not grow as big as white crabs their “fat” is always yellow like butter. Most people, she says, prefer white crabs because they are fatter and meatier but black crabs are sweeter. Land crabs are frequently for sale on the streets in Marsh Harbour at this time of year. These are crabs that Shantell Watkins brought from Andros to sell. Crabs are used in a variety of Bahamian dishes. Please see Crabs Page 21

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 21 BThree Phase ElectriciansNAMEBUSINESS NAMEADDRESSCITY/ISLANDPHONE Adderley, PatrickPatrick’s ElectricP.O. Box N-7487Nassau, Bahamas324-0641 Albury, WycliffeNu-Way Electric CompanyP.O. Box N-1877Nassau, Bahamas393-3558 Alleyne, LouisP.O. Box F-40854Nassau, Bahamas646-4984 Anderson, BerkleyLil Bert ElectricP.O. Box GT-2021Nassau, Bahamas357-8883 Antoine, Guy CharlesP.O. Box N-853Nassau, Bahamas341-0086 Archer, LeonardTaylor IndustriesP.O. Box N-4806Nassau, Bahamas322-8941 Archer, Leonard GerardTaylor IndustriesP.O. Box N-4806Nassau, Bahamas322-8941 Barnett Sr., PaulP.O. Box SS-5085Nassau, Bahamas323-4132 Barnett Jr., PaulP.O. Box SS-5085Nassau, Bahamas323-4132 Bartlett, ClarenceBartlett ElectricP.O. Box F-41026Free port, Grand Bah.375-0687 Bethel, MarcusMarco A/C & RefrigerationP.O. Box AB-20192Marsh Harbour, Abaco367-3186 Bodie, MeteorChannel Electric Service & RepairsP.O. Box GT-2021Nassau, Bahamas323-5478 Bostwick, KermitFlameless ElectricP.O. Box EE-17102Nassau, Bahamas457-4155 Bowe, DonaldFree port Elec. Circuits & Ind. Cont.P.O. Box F-44160Free port, Grand Bah.646-7333 Bowleg, NicholasP.O. Box GT-2717Nassau, Bahamas477-6525 Bullard, WilliamService ElectricP.O. Box N-8430Nassau, Bahamas361-4106 Burrows, LesterL.E.B Electrical ServicesP.O. Box SB-50082Nassau, Bahamas424-0430 Campbell, IshmaelCampbell’s Electric CompanyP.O. Box SS-5087Nassau, Bahamas393-6203 Campbell, Stanley Sr.Campbell’s Electric CompanyP.O. Box SS-5087Nassau, Bahamas393-6203 Cartwright, ClydeCarc’s Electrical ServicesP.O. Box N-3428Nassau, Bahamas341-5515 Collie, Stephen M.Colco Electric CompanyP.O. Box CB-13684Nassau; Bahamas393-4323 Curling, RicardoLil Carder ElectricP.O. Box N-9073Nassau, Bahamas357-9055 Edgecombe, FeltonP.O. Box FH-14391Nassau, Bahamas324-2423 Evans, Samuel K.P.O. Box EE-15220Nassau, Bahamas477-0218 Ferguson, AndrewA & T ElectricP.O. Box CB-12967Nassau, Bahamas392-1938 Fox, LivingstonFox Electrical EnterpriseP.O. Box N-4370Nassau, Bahamas328-1986 Galanis, Clifford N.Galanis Electrical ContractorsP.O. Box CB-11123Nassau, Bahamas327-6681 Gardiner, OswaldGardiner ElectricalP.O. BoxN-9621Nassau, Bahamas361-3857 Gibson, ArthurA G Electric CompanyP.O. Box N-8807Nassau, Bahamas393-8192 Greene, JohnP.O. Box N-10683Nassau, Bahamas341-4937 Hart, KennethP.O. Box CR-54723Nassau, Bahamas357-7385 Heastie, EugeneCommonwealth Elect. Contr.P.O. Box EE-15223Nassau, Bahamas364-2104 Hepburn, PaulP.G.A. ElectricP.O. Box N-8012Nassau, Bahamas356-7239 Hepburn, ShantellSupreme ElectricP.O. Box SN-50351Nassau, Bahamas328-0850 Hudson, LewisP.O. Box F-41846Free port, GB373-6610 Johnston, WilliamJ & J ElectricP.O. Box AB-20413Marsh Harbour, Abaco367-5145 Johnson, GeorgeP.O. Box N-8401Nassau, Bahamas323-4278 Johnson, TraceyT J’s Electrical CompanyP.O. Box SS-19924Nassau, Bahamas557-4190 King, GarnetP.O. Box N-1490Nassau, Bahamas324-1960 King, KendalP.O. Box CB-13585Nassau, Bahamas327-2262 Knowles, KenuthKenuth’s ElectricP.O. Box CB-13929Nassau, Bahamas341-5522 Laing, KennethP.O. Box F-44925Free port, GB374-7710 Lockhart, Alva C.L & L ElectricP.O. Box EX-29036George Town, Exuma336-2433 Mabon, IanTaylor IndustriesP.O. Box N-4806Nassau, Bahamas322-8941 Mabon, ThomasTaylor IndustriesP.O. Box N-4806Nassau, Bahamas322-8941 Martinborough, TimothyElectrical Services ContractorsP.O.Box EE-17105Nassau, Bahamas393-1079 McIntosh, ElijahP.O. Box EE-15850Nassau, Bahamas395-8179 McIntosh, PeterP.O. Box N-8804Nassau, Bahamas357-4011 McIntosh, SydneyP.O. Box F-44083Free port, Grand Bah.352-3760 McPhee, GodfreyMcPhee Electrical ContractingGeneral DeliveryMoss Town, Exuma345-0216 Miller, LottasonMiller Light & Electrical ServicesP.O. Box EE-17221Nassau, Bahamas364-7435 Pintard, John A.P.O. Box SS-5761Nassau, Bahamas361-4036 Pratt, KevinKAP Electrical ContractingP.O. Box CT-30304Cabbage Pt, Long Is.337-4024 Rahming, DrexelRahming’s ElectricalP.O. Box N-7418Nassau, Bahamas361-6554 Rolle, Levi P.O. Box F-41558Free port, GB352-6290 Russell, JeremyRussell’s ElectricP.O. Box EE-17010Nassau, Bahamas364-5993 Sands, GregoryNew Millenium ElectricP.O. Box N-8234Nassau, Bahamas361-3274 Storr, HenryHenry F Storr Electric Co. Ltd.P.O. Box N-945Nassau, Bahamas393-7777 Storr, StephenHenry F Storr Electric Co LtdP.O. Box N-945Nassau, Bahamas393-7777 Stuart, MarvinEagle Solutions LimitedP.O. Box CR-55440Nassau, Bahamas341-5085 Symonette, ChristopherInnovative Waves LimitedP.O. Box CB-12394Nassau, Bahamas392-8282 Thurston, PeterInfinity Electrical ContractingP.O. Box CR-54481Nassau, Bahamas341-7935 Turnquest RydellTurnquest Electrical InstallationP.O. Box EX-29232Queens Way, Exuma336-2293 Single Phase ElectriciansNAMEBUSINESS NAMEADDRESSCITY/ISLANDPHONE Albury, DenoNu-Way Electric Company Ltd.P.O. Box N-1877Nassau, Bahamas393-3558 Andrews, AnthonyGeneral DeliveryKemps s Bay, Andros369-5143 Bain, RyanP.O. Box SB-52145Nassau, Bahamas341-1959 Barrow, NeilGen-Tech ElectricP.O. Box FH-14569Nassau, Bahamas357-8204 Bethel, SamuelP.O. Box AB-20454Marsh Harbour, AB367-4949 Brown, AnthonP.O. Box FH-14075Nassau, Bahamas423-6858 Bowe, BrackstonElectric City & ApplianceP.O. Box CB-13076Nassau, Bahamas436-3226 Butler, YorickP.O. Box CB-13625Nassau, Bahamas477-1736 Cambridge, KevinP.O. Box 5148Gregory Town, EL557-7046 Clarke, JermaineSontech Electrical ServicesP.O. Box CR-54053Nassau, Bahamas557-8963 Cleare, WillardCleare’s ElectricP.O. Box 5896Nassau, Bahamas325-5792 Davis, OsborneSixteen Electrical ServicesP.O. Box CB-13096Nassau, Bahamas392-4062 Deleveaux, RaphaelP.O. Box N-8744Nassau, Bahamas341-5971 Ferguson, AndrewFerguson ElectricGeneral DeliveryFresh Creek, Andros525-7514 Ferguson, Otis B.Megan’s Global VisionP.O. Box AN-1991The Bluff, S. Andros357-2179 Forbes, ClintonProgressive ElectricalP.O. Box N-530Nassau, Bahamas394-2336 Fox, GeorgeFox Electrical EnterpriseP.O. Box N-4370Nassau, Bahamas328-1956 Gilbert, MichaelP.O. Box SB-52030Nassau, Bahamas392-8026 Greenslade, AlvinP.O. Box N-9595Nassau, Bahamas341-2854 Hall, DwightD.L.H. ElectricP.O. Box SB-50449Nassau, Bahamas457-1930 Johnson, AndersonPrecision Electric ServicesP.O. Box N-1169Nassau, Bahamas364-8567 Johnson, PhilipGuaranty Engineering & TechnicalP.O. Box N-3370Nassau, Bahamas357-7350 Johnson, WiltonJ’s Electrical ContractorsP.O. Box SS-6189Nassau, Bahamas395-6571 Jones, RobertGeoffrey Jones & Company Ltd.P.O. Box N-793Nassau, Bahamas322-2188 Key, HerbertDove PlazaP.O. Box AB-20458Marsh Harbour, AB367-2600 Knowles, EdwardFlameless Electrical Cont. Ltd.P.O. Box SS-5945Nassau, Bahamas338-8787 Mabon, AllanTaylor Industries LimitedP.O. Box N-4806Nassau, Bahamas322-8941 McQueen, DarvinGeneral DeliverySan Andros, Andros329-4316 Moree, BruceB.A.M. Electrical ServicesP.O. Box SS-6536Nassau, Bahamas359-2973 Moss, GladstoneStone ConstructionP.O. Box CR-56955Nassau, Bahamas424-0509 Munroe, Derek3-D Electrical ServicesP.O. Box CB-11994Nassau, Bahamas361-0870 Nixon, SamuelSam’s Electric Company Ltd.P.O. Box MT-569Matthew Town, IN339-1471 Roberts, Richard P.Roberts Electrical & PlumbingP.O. Box AB-22990Man-O-War Cay, AB365-6016 Rolle, BernardRolle’s Electrical Install. & RepairP.O. Box CB-13866Nassau, Bahamas364-0241 Rolle, SelvynPROLECP.O. Box N-7509Nassau, Bahamas341-8104 Rolle, WilfredWilly ‘s ElectricP.O. Box EE-16770Nassau, Bahamas361-8152 Russell, NeroP.O. Box SS-19546Nassau, Bahamas395-4662 Sands, GaryP.O. Box EL-26066Palmetto Point, EL332-1832 Storr, TerranceP.O. Box EE-17934Nassau, Bahamas394-9385 Stuart, CarlingtonP.O. Box AB-20053Dundas Town, Abaco375-8050 Taylor, MarlvinMarlvin’s ElectricalP.O. BoxN-10898Nassau, Bahamas525-0193 Wells, StephenNew Birth Electrical So.P.O. Box N-10494Nassau, Bahamas326-8293Restricted JourneymenNAMEADDRESSCITYIISLANDPHONE Albury, MorralCherokee Sound, Abaco366-2047 Bullard, JamesGeneral DeliveryCoopers Town, Abaco365-0593 Cates, MertlandP.O. Box 34Rock Sound, Eleuthera334-2260 Evans, RobertP.O. Box 23002Nicholl’s Town, Andros329-2662 Fox, WilliamP.O. Box F-41344Freeport, Grand Bahama352-8505 Hanna, RalphGeneral DeliveryBailey Town, Bimini347-2414 Johnson, CedricGeneral DeliveryTarpum Bay, Eleuthera334-4178 Lightbourne, EnochGeneral DeliveryEight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama348-3242 Pinder, Rev. LeonardP.O. Box F-43266Freeport, Grand Bahama373-1610 Roberts, WilliamP.O. Box F-41199Freeport, Grand Bahama352-6611 Rolle, KenP.O. Box MT-509Matthew Town, Inagua339-1300 Rolle, SamuelP.O. Box c/o N-1605Freeport, Grand Bahama352-6611 Swain, SalathielP.O. Box 20546Murphy Town, Abaco359-6191 Sweeting, EdwardP.O. Box c/o N-323Gregory Town, Eleuthera341-4642 List of AuthorizedElectrical Contractorsfor the Year Ending March 31, 2006 CrabsFrom Page 20 Shantell does not consider “crabbing” work but instead fun and encourages persons to take the little ones in the bush, too, so they can learn at an early age. Her sixyear-old daughter has been catching crabs since the age of 3. After leaving Abaco, Shantell was on her way to Grand Bahama to meet a shipment of crabs from Andros specially ordered for the Junkanoo festival being held there. If you are interested in placing an order for crabs, please contact Alfred Watkins at 3596447, Shantell Watkins at 565-1932 or the head office at 369-5026. PoliceFrom Page 1 status of the men, at least two of whom claimed to have been born in The Bahamas. ASP Miller, who said an arraignment was expected shortly, said some of the men gave Haiti as their address when they were apprehended. The 27-foot Mako boat, equipped with two 250-horsepower Yamaha outboard engines, was removed from Arawak Customs Brokerage’s dock on the Marsh Harbour waterfront sometime between 7 p.m. Saturday and 6:45 a.m. Sunday, according to Robert Nixon, Jr., dock master at Orchid Bay Yacht Club on Great Guana Cay, who owns it. Mr. Nixon docked the boat Saturday evening with the intention of transporting some employees to the job on Guana early Sunday but noticed the boat missing when he returned to the dock. He said after a search of the harbour area, he reported it stolen to the police. He learned from several people, as he was driving to Crown Haven, that the men had stopped along the coast to inquire of people who were out crabbing about how to get to Grand Bahama. He said the information was passed on to the police and somehow the men were persuaded to pull in at Crown Haven, where the police seized the boat and arrested them. ASP Miller was quite shocked over the incident and hopes it is not a new trend in criminal activity involving immigrants. ASP Miller also reported that police on Abaco were paying special attention to a spate of break-ins in the Marsh Harbour area, in the business district and in the Pelican Shores residential area. His officers are implementing a strategy to apprehend the culprits. He is appealing to the public to come forward with any information which may assist in the investigation.Road Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility

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Page 22 B The Abaconian August 1, 2005 1. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B .E.C. Marsh Harbour, Administrative Office and Marsh Harbour Power Station (including bathrooms and kitchens). Services will be required five (5) days per week Monday Friday. 2. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C. Green Turtle Cay Office. Services will be required two (2) days per week Tuesday and Thursday. 3. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and up-keep of the Green Turtle Cay Power Station. 4. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C. Treasure Cay Office. Services will be required five (5) days per week Monday Friday. 5. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C. Hope Town Office and light landscaping & cleaning of the B.E.C. Hope Town grounds. Services will be required one (1) day per week (Wednesday) and twice per month for light landscaping & cleaning of the grounds. 6. Proposals are requested for the cleaning, landscaping and up-keep of the following Bahamas Eelectricity Corporation stations or substations: • Bahama Palm Shores sub-station • Casuarina Point sub-station • Cherokee Sound sub-station • Fox Town sub-station • Green Turtle Cay sub-station (ferry dock location) • Leisure Lee sub-station • Marsh Harbour Manager’s residence • Marsh Harbour Power Station • Marsh Harbour Stores Compound • Murphy/Dundas Town sub-station (across from Grace Baptist Church) • O.P.S. sub-station (Opposite Island Breezes) • Public Works Department (PWD) sub-station location • Treasure Cay sub-station Interested persons should present a monthly cost for cleaning the premises in writing, in a sealed envelope with the word "TENDER" clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. Bids should of sent to B.E.C. Marsh Harbour, Abaco, to the attention of Mr. Benjamin R. Beneby, Manager, B.E.C. Abaco on or before August 19, 2005.Bahamas Electricity Corporation Abaco OperationsCleaning and Landscaping Invitation For Proposals 2004-2005 The Corporation Reserves The Right To Reject Any Or All Proposals. • 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 Congratulations!Nakita Darville & James Dietrichon your Engagement May 12th, 2005 Wedding date July 16th, 2005 From Mr. & Mrs. Raymond DarvilleParents Cherokee SoundBy Lee Pinder Constables Appointed As of now, and it is only a rumor since the community has not yet been notified, two Cherokee residents will be receiving training in Nassau to become local Constables. One of Cherokee’s last Constables almost 40 years ago was Mr. Stanley Bethel, and from stories passed down over the years, he was a man to be reckoned with. So, this can only be good news since these new Constables, like Mr. Stanley, will immediately be on hand to take complaints and uphold the law. Previously, we would have to wait for the police to come from Marsh Harbour or Sandy Point for the problem or disturbance to be properly handled, while others felt a Letter to the Editor of the local paper or a phone call into Radio Abaco might help to solve them. Other places on Abaco have had policemen, reservists or local constables stationed within their settlements for many years and some of our residents have discussed the need for an official local representative of the law for our community for a long time. South Abaco NewsGenealogy RecordsAs our old-timers pass on it becomes more and more difficult to obtain reliable names, dates and authentic information, and it is even more unlikely that your children will know what you know. Important statistics are lost with each new generation. Therefore, we are asking for your help in revising the genealogy records of any persons with Cherokee roots so that we might have a more complete record of Cherokee’s past. As many of you know, Roosevelt Pinder has recently visited Cherokee to up-date some of the family records in the new Genealogy Book. However, this is an on-going work in progress and any additions, changes or corrections you can remember or know about would be greatly appreciated. This is not an easy task and can only be revised and maintained with your help. So make some notes, jot down any information you may have to compare with others so that a true and complete picture can emerge.One More Roof RepairedMany have not yet been able to complete repairs incurred from last year’s hurricanes. But thankfully, our post office and library building as well as several private homes in Cherokee now have new roofs and are ready for the 2005 hurricane season. For those who have not yet made these repairs, I fear they will regret any further delays as we have already had a record number of potential storms headed our way.Visiting Minister for EpworthRetired Methodist Minister Rev. Diego Flores from New York will be holding services in Cherokee, Dundas and Hope Town for the month of August and filling in for vacationing Rev. Carla Culmer at Epworth Chapel. We look forward to meeting Rev. Flores and his wife and sincerely hope they enjoy their time on Abaco.Crawfishing Season OpensOur fishermen are out making their first trip of the year even though they lost most of their traps during last year’s hurricanes and have only been able to replace a small percentage of what they previously had farmed out With each new season it becomes more and more difficult for the professional fishermen to reap the benefits of their investments as there is more and more competition out there but the crawfish population stays about the same. Cherokee, like many of the other cays, will hold a seaside prayer service on Sunday evening, July31, praying that our fishermen return safely, for good weather conditions and that they bring home a bountiful catch.

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23 B 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 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. Church Page 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) 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 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 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 “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 Youth in Action Boys Go to Summer CampsBy Mirella Santillo Livinsgton Cornish, a 14-year-old student of Abaco Central High School who has trained with Youth in Action for the last three years when that program first started, went to Miami from July 10th to July 16th to attend a basketball camp held on the University of Miami campus. “We played games everyday,” said Livinsgton. “I learnt how to conduct myself on the court. I was told the rules of the games. I learnt offensive strategy, better ball handling and how to play as a team.” Livingston, who was part of a group of 60 children, (only two from Abaco and six from Grand Bahama) received two trophies at the end of the training, one for best defensive player and one for sportsmanship. Moreover, since he is also an honor roll student, he has been offered a scholarship by the Tabernacle Church to finish high Youth Activities school in Freeport where he will be coached in basketball by Mr. Noris Dean. Robin Lafrance, a 15-year-old student from Abaco Central High School and also a member of Youth in Action since the beginning, went to soccer camp in Freeport from July 3rd to the 9th. Robin stayed in a hotel next to the Rugby Park where the training took place. “We played every day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.” said Robin. “The teams were made of boys and girls and we played against each other. The training taught me how to play real soccer. I learnt how to dribble, to pass the ball and how to shoot.” The 10th grader was awarded MVP and proudly displayed his trophy. He will resume training with Youth In Action next fall.CAP Students Visit FloridaBy Portia Jonsson As a final get together and field trip for this year’s graduating class of Central Abaco Primary, 15 students visited Orlando, Florida, along with their teacher, Ms. Robertha Lindsay, and chaperones Felemease Sawyer, Santina Sawyer, Beatrice Moxey and Sharon Smith. On June 22nd the group left Abaco traveling from Crown Haven to McLeans Town, Grand Bahama, by Pinder’s Ferry. Upon arrival they were bused to the dock where they boarded the Discovery Sun for the seven-hour voyage to Fort Lauderdale. With the boat’s capacity to accommodate 400 persons, Ms. Moxey, vice principal of the school, said it was smooth sailing all the way and the children especially enjoyed the buffet. To pass the time and have a bit of fun student, Christy Evans entered the Miss Discovery contest and won the title. She received a coveted Discovery t-shirt. The group spent the night in Fort Lauderdale and drove to Orlando the following morning. They were met by the Ground Manager of Disney World and given the royal treatment. For more than ten hours they enjoyed all the thrills, magic and excitement that only Disney World can bring including the wonderful rides like It’s A Small World, Space Mountain and The Haunted House. The next day it was on to Wet and Wild and according to Ms. Moxey, it was very wild. Some of the kids went on the challenging 250-foot water slide drop called the Space Rocket but she was not so brave. From 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. they rode the waves on all the rides and had a blast. For some of the kids it was their first time leaving Abaco while for others it was a first time to the United States. Overall, Ms. Moxey said the trip was what she expected and more. For their teacher, Ms. Lindsay, it gave her a few more days to spend with the students she has taught since second grade.Cyber Learning Center’s Field Trip to the NorthMirella Santillo On July 22nd 17 students from the Cyber Learning Center, accompanied by four adults and the bus driver, Mrs. Glenda Knowles, went on a bus trip to the north part of Abaco to learn about the settlements and the points of interest along the 65 miles linking Marsh Harbour to Crown Haven, the northernmost settlement. The bus departed Marsh Harbour bathed by the rain of a tropical storm. A few miles out of the city, the bus driver, also tour guide for the day, mentioned an abandoned YouthFrom Page 25

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Page 24 B The Abaconian August 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 Well Done Drilling ServicesSpecializing inWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems: 350GPD to 200,000GPDExcavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles plantedTrenching: Trenching for underground utility services We serve all of Abaco including the caysCall us today for a free consultationMarsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS2004 IN THE SUPREME COURTFPOCLE/gen/53 BETWEEN ABACO BIG BIRD POULTRY FARM (BAHAMAS) LIMITED Plaintiff Vs, ROOSEVELT Pinder (also known as "Rudy Pinder") Defendant ORDER Before the Honourable Mr. Justice Stephen Isaacs UPON HEARING Mr. Charles W. Mackay Counsel for the Plaintiff. AND UPON READING the Affidavits of Caroljean Lowe, Kandy Pinder, Lance Pinder, Josue Altidor, Moise Toussaint and Rabin Fravil. AND UPON the said Plaintiff by their Counsel undertaking to abide by any order that the Court may make as to damages in case this Court shall hereafter be of the opinion. that the Defendant shall have sustained any by reason of this order which the Plaintiff ought to pay; IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: 1. That the Defendant whether by himself or by his servants or agents or otherwise howsoever be restrained from entering upon or remaining on any portion of tbc Plaintiff premises where its poultry and agricultural products are stored and also the business offices of the Plaintiff until after the trial of this matter or until further order. BY ORDER OF THE COURT REGISTRAR We are now taking applications for next season!! Positions: W W W W W aitress, aitress, aitress, aitress, aitress, Bartender Bartender Bartender Bartender Bartender Evening cooks, Evening cooks, Evening cooks, Evening cooks, Evening cooks, Office Clerk. Office Clerk. Office Clerk. Office Clerk. Office Clerk. Must have valid papers and work references!Call the Abaco Inn’s Office. Ph: 366-0133Motivated, Friendly and Hard Working People Need Apply! sible for transporting their household waste to the public dump and suggested having a large garbage container placed in a central location within the community for persons to dispose of their waste. Mr. Silbert Mills, former Chairman of the Dundas Town Committee, injected that Central Pines is growing fast and believes that the government did not realize how quickly it would grow. Back in 2001 when there were only three homes at the time, the previous authorities petitioned the government to allow for garbage collection for Central Pines in the budget. Just last year another appeal was made to Central Government but once again there was no response. Mr. Mills charged that Central Pines is not a part of the Dundas Township but is the responsibility of Central Abaco District Council. Another burning issue brought forth was the relocation of the public dump. One resident said when she purchased her property, she was assured that by the end of 2004 the dump would be relocated. The residents believe that the constant burning at the dump site poses a health hazard and invited Ms. Deloris Stubbs from the Department of Environmental Health to address those in attendance. Clarifying that Local Government is entirely responsible for the removal and disposal of household waste, Ms. Stubbs confirmed that her department shares the responsibility in terms of regulations, not funding. She advised that she is not sure when the proposed dump site, which will be in the Snake Cay area, will get underway. On hearing this, residents became boisterous saying they do not understand how the government sees fit to sell land and not take care of the other part of the package and amenities. Ms. Stubbs pointed out that by law each household is responsible for having a garbage receptacle in front of his property whether there is garbage collection or not and noted that she did not see any in front of the homes as she drove through Central Pines. Failure to comply with this law could result in a $1000 fine or nine months imprisonment. For a second offence the fine is increased to $5000 or twelve months in prison or both. The contract for the management of the Central Abaco public dump expired on June 30th, and it is anticipated that there will be another 60 days before another contract is issued. Other issues raised and discussed were indiscriminate dumping, heavy equipment parked in the subdivision, road signs, stray dogs, the lack of cable television, bad telephone service, no implementation of parks, no implementation of a community committee and a neighborhood crime watch. Addressing the establishment of a neighborhood crime watch program was ASP Wayne Miller. He congratulated the residents for a great start and advised them to put in the necessary parameters. Crime canCentral PinesFrom Page 1 not flourish in a community that cares, he said, and encouraged them not to wait until the horse is out of the gate to try to stop it. Residents of Central Pines plan to meet again on August 8th at which time a committee will be formed. All residents are invited and encouraged to come out to be involved in an effort to get things done.Residents Ask for Service for Central Pines

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August 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 25 B 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. 367-2442 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 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 Great Cistern 3 bed 2 1/2 bath, fully furnished, central A/C, access to private beach, paved road. Call 357-6932 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 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 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 Cistern 3 bed 2 1/2 bath, fully furnished, central A/C, access to private beach, paved road. Call 357-6932 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 Marsh Harbour, Government Sub. 2 bed, 1 bath, living & dining room, front room, wash room. Small apartment on the hill. House was built for a main house on top. Land 140 x 110 on road. $180,000 Call 367-4963, 367-41443, 559-9603 Guana Cay brand new rental, 4 bed, deep water dock, privacy, plenty availability, 561-8058673 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 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 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 Rentalswww.abacorealtor.comSandra Evans, BRI, CIPS (242) 367-2365 Bill Thorndycraft (242) 357-6638Tilloo 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 Treasure Cay area 6.5+ acres available on Sea of Abaco, cleared, boat ramp, two fresh water wells, highway frontage. Small marina a possibility. Road from highway to ocean. Property located between Treasure Cay airport and entrance to Treasure Cay. For information call 305-238-2459 NO BROKERS development, Abaco Heights, that was the site of a famous movie with actor George C. Scott, filmed in the 1960s. It is now completely overgrown with vegetation. The group made its first stop at the Treasure Cay Blue Hole where the children walked along the edge, watching people getting ready for a dive in the seemingly bottomless hole. The children were impressed and asked a lot of questions about it. As we passed Treasure Cay, Mrs. Knowles mentioned Carleton built in 1783 by the Loyalists, the first settlement of Abaco, abandoned soon after being settled. The Junkanoo Caf across from the Treasure Cay Airport was next. The children browsed in the gift shop, while the adults sampled home made pastries. The first settlement encountered after that was Black Wood, population 150; then we passed the second blue hole, just before Fire Road, a small village nearly touching Cooper’s Town, the largest town in the North, boasting 1900 persons. Home of our former Prime Minister, the Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Cooper’s Town is the seat of the Administrator’s office for the North, Mr. Donald Cash. Lunch took place at Cedar Harbour, a fishing community in Little Abaco. As we drove to Little Abaco, they learnt that at one time, Little Abaco and Great Abaco were separated by the sea until the bridge was built. Then it was Wood Cay, Mount Hope, Fox Town and Crown Haven. The combined population of these settlements is 500 people. All are fishing villages. As we reached Crown Haven the skies had cleared and the sun had finally made an appearance, but it was time to get back. The return trip was fast with only one stop along the way. As we approached Marsh Harbour, the downpour caught up with us as we regained home under a pelting rain. The children were a little confused about all the settlements as they were trying hard to remember their names. It was a lot of information to grasp in the course of a few hours, but the blue holes really got their imaginations going. YouthFrom Page 23 More Youth Activities Please see Youth Page 26Zinnia Miller Goes to Santo DomingoBy Mirella Santillo For St Francis de Sales 7th grader, Zinnia Miller, the 2004-2005 school year was an outstanding year, not only academically she made Honor Roll each term but also athletically. She played on the winning soccer and basketball teams with Youth in Action and distinguished herself in Field and Track meets. She was picked at the Central American and Caribbean Championship tryout in Freeport on June 10th -11th to represent The Bahamas in the 12 to 13 age category.

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Page 26 B The Abaconian August 1, 2005 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: 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 Abaco 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 MAGARIMS CONSTRUCTION CO.Licensed Contractor Large or Small JobsCall 357-6970 or 367-0246 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 Your Ad Could Be Here Call 367-2677 for more informationZinnia is presently enjoying a vacation in Freeport where her family is from, but “Abaco is now our home,” said Mrs. Sofia Miller, a mathematics teacher at Abaco Central High school. Zinnia’s dad, Mr. Robert Miller, works as a carpenter for a construction firm. Because of his work he does not have as much time as Mrs. Miller to accompany Zinnia on her trips, but he is very supportive. On July 1st and 2nd, accompanied by her mother and two coaches, Ms. Daphne Saunders from Freeport and Mr. Dexter Bodie from Nassau, Zinnia went to Santo Domingo to compete in the Central America and Caribbean Championship games. Sixteen countries were represented and there were two girls from each county in her age group. She was part of an eight-member Bahamian group comprising two teams of four boys and girls aged 10 and 11 and four boys and girls 12 to 13 years old. Zinnia placed third overall and took the gold medal for high jump. Although she did not place in shot putt and 60m hurdles, she received a bronze medal in long jump, in the 80m sprint and in the 1000m race. The 4x4 100m relay was won by both Bahamian teams. The overall gold medal went to The Bahamas with the most points. “Zinnia was always very athletic,” explained her mother, “But she did not start training seriously until last year.” She was noticed by Mrs. Elva Davis, one of the coaches for Youth in Action who started training her in field and track events. Mrs. Davis has great hopes for Zinnia, who she thinks is “a great athlete and very a disciplined and accomplished young girl. I am looking forward to continue training her next year. She’ll make Carifta.” she said. She praised the support of Zinnia’s parents, a feeling that is reciprocated, as Mrs. Miller told me, “Mrs. Davis is the reason why Zinnia is where she is today.” As for Zinnia, “She has very high goals” said her mother. “She wants to represent The Bahamas in the Olympics.” But for that she has to make Carifta first when she is 15, the minimum age, and get a scholarship. In the YouthFrom Page 25 meantime she is planning to participate in the Carib-Union games usually held in July. The date and the place for this year event has not been announced yet. Asked what her hopes are for her daughter, Mrs. Miller answered, “I hope that she continues achieving academically, that her training remains consistent and that, as she keeps moving up and achieving more success, she remembers that her strength comes from God.” Mrs. Miller continued, “She is a very pleasurable young girl, well mannered and very sociable.” The Millers have a younger daughter, 7-year-old Robin, who also trains with Mrs. Davis, hoping to follow her sister’s footsteps. Zinnia Miller More Youth Activities Drive SafelyDon’t Be an Abaco Fatality

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August 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 Labourer wanted Abaturk Company. Call 4775101 Full Time Help Wanted Front 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 Interested person please apply in person at Sea Spray Resort. Bahamian landscaping contracting firm looking to hire the following qualified personnel. Qualified parties MUST be willing to commute to job sites. Qualified parties please respond by faxing resume to 366-0701 or by calling 3660700 for more information. Competitive salaries and benefits. Landscape Foreman: must have qualifications and be able to read landscaping plans. Must be able to run and lead a crew and have some knowledge about native plants. Must have good communication, leadership skills and be well organized. Operator: must be able to drive various types of equipment: back-hoes, front end loaders, scissor lifts, tractors, etc. Qualifed operators must also be able to to run a crew. Back-up singers needed, a little experience required needed, ASAP Call 367-0500, 367-5691, 375-9162 EMPLOYMENT PPORTUNITIES92 Pontiac Sunbird GT Runs good, Needs minor repairs. Call 559-9366 94 Honda Accord $6000 Ph: 366-3061 Kevin 95 Dodge Caravan, new paint job, runs great, needs nimor repairs. $3500 Call 366-4233 or 359-6696 96 Lincoln Continental 4 door, 66,000 miles, power everything, leather, V-8, clean, $10,000 OBO Ph 366-0684 or 477-5877 Greg 98 Japanese Nissan Bluebird great for parts. $2500 Call 359-6696 or 366-4233 00 Dodge Dakota low miles, fully loaded, oneof-a-kind paint job. Serious inquiries only. 3596481 02 Ford Explorer fully loaded, leather interior, 3rd row seating, only 20,000 mi, 10 CD changer. $25,500 Call 357-6932 28’ Mako, 1987, 96’ 225 Ocean Runners, full tower, NEW Rupp riggers, Furuno depth recorder, split console. $22,500. Ph: 321-7954577 email: peter.zabinski@minacom 30' Island Hopper w/ 3208 diesel engine, dual GPS, VHF, carries 30 passengers. All safety equipment. Only burns 8 gal of diesel per hour. Great transport or dive charter boat. Call 4775807 for more info 32’ Island Gypsy Sportfish 175 Ford Lehman, 8 KW Westerbeke, air conditioned, etc. $44,000 Call 365-4120 34’ Sea Ray Sundance new Yanmar diesels and diesel gen. set. Everything new 2001-2002. Custom hard top, A/C, hot & cold running water, 10’ hard bottom dinghy 50’ Fiberglass hull, single 8V71, low hours since major, 8 kts. at 1700 rpm @ 4.3 gal./hr, Allison trans, 600 gal FrunoDiesel. 18 kw nor’Pro generator, Fruno radar, Rayathon radar, Fruno fish finder, DGPS Fruno Navigator, WAAS/GPS Standard Horizon chart plotter, Robinson auto pilot, Sea 222 side band radio, 3 VHF’s. Well equipped galley, Sat. TV, DVD, VCR, large aft deck, 500# boom lift. Large cargo hold, 2 freezers, icemaker, water maker, dive compressor, 15’ dinghy/ 2.5 Mercury. Call 242-477-5111 or 242-366-3504. Price negotiable. VEHICLES 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 Graduate from college of Charleston (S.C.) looking for sail boat, fair condition, that I can repair and live on. Limited funds. Call Sheftal at 1-912-927-1517 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 15 Passenger Van, Ford Econoline E350, cold dual A/C. $2000 Call 477-5682 Single Kayaks For Sale $600 each Call 4775682 3/4 size Refrigerator/ Freezer $500 Call 4775682 5piece dinette set wtih glass top $300 1 black entertainment centre $250 Good ccondition. Call 357-6836 13’ Malibu, recently refurbished, new 25 HP Mercury, electric start. Asking $5500 OBO Call 365-6383 nights or 366-0154 days 14' Edgewater 140CC, 2002 35 HP Johnson, Bimini, trailer, cover, DUTY PAID. $11,800, (242) 365-8397 19’ Rhodes 19 Sailboat, 1969, keel, 2 mains, 2 jibs, spinnaker, DUTY PAID, $2000, with 5 HP O/B $2500. 366-0154 225 HP Yamaha four stroke2002 model Under 250 hours Owner downsizing Excellent operating condition All controls, cables and gauges Replacement cost. approx. 18K For immediate sale $9950 firm Contact Classic Marine: Adam 366-0106 BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE20’ 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’ Laguna Sailboat w/pop top, new cushions, canvas covers and Bimini frame. New Mercury 15 HP electric start outboard, zip mainsail, cover, 110 & 140% jibs, anchor, battery, solar charger. DUTY PAID. Call 760-831-1688 to see boat in Marsh Harbour 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. $34,000 Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4042 or 601-310-2168 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 Buying? Selling?Need Qualified Help? A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201representative, expressed greetings from all. Referring to the unforeseen circumstances of the evening whereby the air conditioners had ceased to work followed by a power outage, Pastor Mills said that he would not let problems stand in the way of his ministry as he is used to challenges and well able to deal with difficult situations. Also in attendance was the Hon. Agatha Marcel, Parliamentary Secretary with the PastorFrom Page 4 to develop coastlines in order to accommodate tourism but at the same time minimizing the impacts.” Dr. Sealey says that a compromise has to be found; and she believes, that “there is a way to do it which will make the developer’s project better, EarthwatchFrom Page 3 Ministry of Tourism and Member of Parliament for South Beach, and Senior Island Administrator, Mr. Revis Rolle. at the same time putting into practice what we want.”A report is produced monthly for the BEST Commission. Project Co-Leader, Mr. Lester Flowers, will be responsible for the impact assessment and shoreline surveys and will map coastal development areas. He is Senior Lecturer in the Biology Faculty of the College of The Bahamas who believes that education is very important. “Individuals must take it upon themselves to be responsible and must see ecology as being an important issue.” Help Wanted Cooks Waitresses Dishwashers Bartenders Marsh Harbour Call 367-0158 Lv. Message

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Page 28 B The Abaconian August 1, 2005 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 Faron SawyerEstate Agent Marsh Harbour Scotland CayTel: (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 Robbie BethelSales Assistant Hope Town Elbow CayTel: (242) 366-0700 e.mail: robbie@hgchristie.comMan-O-War Cay 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 $1,400,000 "Utopia"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"Man-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 $1,840,000 "Sunsplash" Winding Bay Abaco Club Ocean-front 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath estate. 2,700 sq.ft. residence and 600 sq.fty guest house. Swimming Pool. Generator Over 2 acres of grounds. Fabulous views. Beautifully furnished #AB164 HX NEW LISTING $4,600,000. NEW LISTING "Walking Stick" Elbow 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 Ocean Beach-front. Superb, beautifully maintained, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath 3,300 sq.ft. home on two levels. Wraparound covered and open decks. Fabulous ocean views. Central A/C, Generator. #AB134 $995,000. "Czanne"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"Great 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 LISTINGScotland 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 LISTINGVACANT 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. #AB5189 UNDER CONTRACT 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. 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.com8/1/05 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 LISTINGGreat 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 CONTRACT Marsh 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 UNDER CONTRACT Man-O-War Cay "Sugar Apple" 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 views. #AB131 UNDER CONTRACT Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores "Flower Garden" 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. Great Investment #AB157 UNDER CONTRACT Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Casa Sirena" 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. #AB121UNDER CONTRACT Derek A. Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Marsh Harbour Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6856 e.mail: dereklee@oii.netChris AlburyEstate AgentMan-O-War Marina Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 365-6008 e.mail: calbury@hgchristie.com NEW AGENT! Bill JohnstonEstate Agent Marsh Harbour Little HarbourTel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6674 e.mail: abacobill@hotmail.com Neil G. AberleEstate Agent Marsh HarbourTel: (242) 367-5452 Cell: (242) 422-9331 e.mail: neil@hgchristie.com NEW AGENT! PRIVATE ISLANDSNorthern 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.