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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 24, DECEMBER 15th, 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 Christmas Festival Attracted ThousandsAbaco Came Together to Prepare for the Christmas SeasonThe Royal Bhamas Police Force Marching Band entertained the Christmas Festival goers. They performed marching maneuvers in the afternoon, then the Pops Banc performed a program that night. Music groups performed throughout the entire time the festiva l was open. Many activities were available to entertain the crowds that came despite several showers.PM Attends PLP BanquetThe Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister, was the keynote speaker at an induction ceremony on December 3 naming 140 Abaconians to the Progressive Liberal Party Council. The banquet was held at Abaco Beach Resort and was attended by about 400 persons. See story on page 2. Five shops at the entrance to Abaco Beach Resort held a Christmas Block Party on December 9. Shoppers could browse for Christmas presents and see the newest jewelry, clothing, art work, perfume and upscale crafts offered. The wide variety of merchandise guaranteed that everyone was pleased. The mahogany marlin shown above was sold at Conch Pearl Gallery for several thousand dollars. Additonal photos on page 24.Block Party Appealed to ShoppersThe Cabinet Office has announced that the Christmas and Boxing Day holidays will be observed on Monday, December 26, andHoliday Dates Are AnnouncedTuesday, December 27, 2005. The Cabinet Office also announced that New Years Day will be observed on January 2, 2006 The Christmas Festival held in Marsh Harbour on December 10 was a great success despite showers throughout the day. They did not dampen the festive spirit of the event. This second annual fair was again held across from Memorial Plaza and combined several groups coming together to create a day of fun, relaxation and a chance to see friends from other communities. One of the highlights was a performance of the Royal Bahamas Police Marching Band. This popular group executed their fancy maneuvers while playing Christmas music. Their pop band played again during the evening. Following in their footsteps was the Abaco Marching Band. This group of youth has been practicing only two months, yet they performed very well under the direction of Abacos police chief, ASP Wayne Miller. Toys for Tots, an annual program of the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club, collects gifts for needy children. The group held its parade, escorted by the police motorcycle with its siren on, accompanied by a fire truck with a horn blowing to bring attention to its Toys for Tots efforts. The Scurvy Few also served the biggest hamburgers in town ones that required at least two napkins to cope with. Santa took time to visit the Festival and allowed children to have the photographs Please see Festival Page 6


Page 2 The Abaconian December 15, 2005 Bahamas Address:P.O. Box AB20737 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2091 242-367-3341 Fax: 242-367-2235 242-367-4885 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.comU.S. Delivery Address:Gulfstream Lines/Heavy Lift Services 801 Avenue E Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Tel: 561-840-9393 Fax: 561-863-3451 Contact: John Gilson Joint Venture ofUnited Abaco Shipping Co.&Marsh Harbour Shipping Co.* Weekly sailings from West Palm Beach and Nassau. NEW Warehouse outside of Port Security Area. When Shipping to Abaco RememberABACO SHIPPINGRELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE General Cargo, 20' & 40' Dry and Refrigerated Containers, Drive on Ramps, Special Charters to the Cays. M/V TRITON EXPRESS M/V DUKE OF TOPSAILABACOSHIPPINGABACOSHIPPING HGChristie.com Derek Lee, BRI Abaco District Managing BrokerMarsh Harbour (242)367-5454 Chris Plummer, BRI Assistant District Manager Estate AgentGreen Turtle Cay (242) 365-4052 Kathleen Albury, BRI Estate Agent AppraiserElbow Cay (242) 366-0700 Neil AberleEstate Agent Marketing SpecialistMarsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Chris AlburyEstate Agent Marine SpecialistMan-O-War Cay (242) 365-6008 Faron SawyerEstate Agent Transportation SpecialistAbaco (242) 367-3450 Bill JohnstonEstate Agent Utility SpecialistLittle Harbour (242) 367-5454 Robbie BethelSales Assistant Photography SpecialistHope Town (242) 366-0700 Silbert MillsSales Assistant Media SpecialistAbaco (242) 367-5454 Retta ThomasOffice Manager Support ServicesMarsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Why appoint a Managing Broker?SECURITY a managing broker or brokerage company will keep the keys to the property in a locked office. The Broker can also accompany o n all showings which allows the owner to have complete confidence in who views their house. PRE-QUALIFY PROSPECTS … The managing broker will pre-qualify all prospective purchasers to ensure that all showings will be to quality prospects. Our purchasers will be ready, willing, and able to buy. FLEXIBILITY A managing Broker gives the owner flexibility to be in or out of the country. The owner can come and go as they please with n o worry about their house being shown. This can also allow for the owners to be out of the country for closing. ADVERTISING The managing broker or brokerage assumes all costs of advertising. The owner does not have to put out their own money. HASSLE FREE … The managing broker is there to arrange all of the details. They will handle everything from the showing, other agents' or pu rchasers' questions, negotiations, the deposit, writing contracts, and seeing it through to the closing. Why select H.G. Christie?Personnel The largest and most widely distributed network of trained professional agents in Abaco. Our agents have a fifty years of exp erience collectively. Hours 24/7/365. Agents are ready, willing and able to assist at anytime, day, night, weekends, holidays. Team Our agents work together as a team sharing information, properties and prospects. Multiple Agents More than one agent will meet with you, and inspect your property at the time of listing to share ideas and give you a second individual with whom to work. Presentation The best researched and produced marketing materials in the Bahamas, if not internationally. Broker Relationships We make the greatest effort of any agency to expose your property to all other local and many national brokers. Transportation All of our agents have access to vessels so we can avoid the inconvenience of reliance on ferry schedules. Database The largest and most extensive Real Estate Database in the Bahamas. Exposure Our network offices and our association with Christie's Great Estates offers the greatest possible exposure, locally, nationall y and internationally. Real Estate Knowledge H.G. Christie agents are committed and dedicated to continuing education and are willing to better themselves for the benefi t of their clients and customers. Abaco Knowledge The wide range of our agents' background and interests allows them to accurately answer most questions. If we don't know, we will research and find an answer. For an appointment, call our team of professionals: See our Display Ad on the Back Cover of Section "B"DO YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR PROPERTY? Let H.G. Christie be your Managing Broker! The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES The Progressive Liberal Party held a banquet to commemorate the induction of 140 Stalwart Councillors. This event was to honor their many faithful party members who have been committed over the years to the PLP goals and aspirations and have worked tirelessly for the party. The banquet was held on December 3 at the Pavilion at Abaco Beach Resort with about 400 in attendance. The keynote speaker, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister and the Party Chairman, addressed the group. He spoke about the indomitable spirit of the people of Abaco who are able to overcome whatever obstacles they encounter. He urged the group to continue to believe in the expanding economy. He expects to be the prime minister for the next seven years and will work to keep the economy growing. He enjoys coming to Abaco and takes pride in watching the surging growth that cannot be held back. Mr. Christie is amazed that wherever he goes abroad, someone knows Abaco on an intimate basis. He is fascinated that the whole world knows about Abaco. Mr. Christie emphasized that the infrastructure must keep pace with the growing economy. He mentioned that the 100 lot subdivision in Sandy Point is completely sold out and his government must consider a new section. He mentioned the Marsh Harbour airport and said that a team would begin geophysical studies on December 8. A Design Build team would be arriving on Abaco on December 12 and bids for paving the runway would be accepted a few days after that. A taxiway will be constructed to relieve the confusion at the airport now when planes must use the runway for a taxiway. All international airports must be upgraded with security measures by January 2006, and his government is working to meet that deadline. Special security must be in place which applies to the Treasure Cay airport also. Improvements to the Marsh Harbour airport will be a joint venture to be issued on December 12 on a design-build basis with construction due to begin in January 2006. Both the Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay airports will be assessed and studies made with a goal of finding a site midway be-PLP Honours Stalwart CouncillorsThe Rt. Hon. Perry Christie discusses the Stalwart Councillor banquet program with Ruth Flowers, secretary to the Senior Administrator. The banquet was held on December 3. Please see Christie Page 4


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 3 Damianos Sothebys International RealtySIRbahamas.com Marsh Harbour Office: t 242.367.5046 f 242.367.5045Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. HOPE TOWNKerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 f 242.366.0164 kerry.sullivan@sothebysrealty.comELBOW CAYJane Patterson t 242.366.0035 f 242.366.0569 jane.patterson@sothebysrealty.comMARSH HARBOURLaurie Schreiner Marsh Harbour Office: 242.367.5046 Lubbers Quarters: 242.366.3143 Cell: 242.359.6216 laurie.schreiner@sothebysrealty.comTREASURE CAYStan Sawyer t 242.365.8198 c 242.477.5821 stan.sawyer@sothebysrealty.com HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY OCEANFRONT ELBOW ROOMŽ Home with 3 master suites. 100 linear feet on the ocean and deeded dock slip in Marnies Landing. Expansive outdoor living area with swimming pool. Great rental history & more. $2,175,000. #2989 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY SEA VIEWS SASSE DOLPHINŽ Two bed two bath home in Dorros Cove Subdivision on half acre hilltop lot. Central A/C and 400 sq. ft. detached garage. New 30 KW generator, licensed dock slip and more. $1,100,000. #2987 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY SEA VIEWS WINDOVERŽ Tranquil gardens surround this immaculate 3 bed 2.5 bath home on 2 lots with exquisite views of the Sea of Abaco & surrounding cays. Ver andahs, upper deck gazebo & more. $1,400,000. #2638 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569 BAHAMA PALM SHORES BEACHFRONT Beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 bath home sits on just over 1 acre with 100 feet of oceanfront. Solid CBS construction, sprinkler system for the landscaping, 15 KW generator and air-conditioned bedrooms. $1,050,000. #2853. Laurie Schreiner: 242.366.3143 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Charming duplex in Section One of this peaceful community. Two bed one bath unit downstairs and a one bed one bath unit upstairs. Second floor balcony, attached garage and spacious 15,000 sq. ft. lot. $250,000. #2753 Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY BIG POINT Beachfront pr operty with 90 feet on the Atlantic Ocean, just south of a scenic rock cliff with oceanfront cave. US$725,000. #2969 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 WHITE SOUND Ocean lot with 100 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. $600,000. #2866. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 BUTTONWOOD High elevation 107 ft. x 149 ft. lot with Sea of Abaco views. $183,000. #3000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 LUBBERS QUARTERS WATERFRONT LOTS from $140,000. INTERIOR LOTS from $52,500. AOC GREAT BUILDING SITES One lot off the Sea of Abaco with access to public beach 300 feet away. LOT 82 AOC $118,000 LOT 83 AOC $106,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 TILLOO CAY TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $85,000. #1836. MARSH HARBOUR TWO LOTS Quiet neighbourhood, 100 ft. x 200 ft. lots each $55,000 or both lots for $100,000. #2623 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. #2513 PELICAN SHORES Waterfront lot, 8,000 sq. ft., beautiful sea views. $581,000. #2719 LITTLE HARBOUR Beautifully elevated building site with panoramic views. 52 feet of waterfront on Hurricane Hole (entrance to the harbour). 50 ft. of water in the pond very protected for docking. Access by water or by road. US$280,000. #2990 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 OLE KERR ACREAGE BEACHFRONT ACREAGE Beautiful 9.210 acre parcel, near the beach and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. $180,000. #2694 BAHAMA PALM SHORES SECTION THREE Block 14, Lot 20 $47,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 GUANA CAY Build your vacation home! 135 ft. x 165 ft. lot $145,000. #2499 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY BEACHFRONT SURF SONGŽ Clear aqua ocean and 125 feet of white sand beach at this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath beach house. Garage generator & more. Located in North Elbow Cay in Hope Town Point Subdivision. US$1,500,000. #2785 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY WATERFRONT GAZEBO VILLASŽ Two villas in Hope Town Village. Each with 2 bed 2 baths upstairs and spacious living areas downstairs. Fully furnished and professionally landscaped grounds. Excellent rental history. $1,490,000 for both. #2509 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY SEA VIEWS LADY BUG LOFTŽ Overlooking Tahiti Beach is this two storey 3 bed 2 bath 1,600 sq. ft. island home. Wrap around deck, 2nd floor loft with Sea of Abaco views, central A/C and 1/2 acre lot. Private dock slip. $920,000. #1975 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY SEA VIEWS HILL TOPŽ 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 rooftop gazebo. Lush garden & outdoor living space. $850,000. #2855 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY HARBOURFRONTSWEETINGS LANDINGŽ 3 bed 2 bath 1,300 sq. ft. + bonus second floor space. Additional waterfront lot kitty corner to the property, excellent docking space. Nicely landscaped. US$1,800,000. #2911. Kerry Sullivan, 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY OCEANFRONT LAS OLASŽ Cottage near the Sea Spray Resort with 2 bedrooms 1 bath. Wrap around deck, terracotta tiled floors & panel wood interior. Enjoy the surrounding natural beauty, ocean views & surf. $875,000. #2871 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY NEAR THE BEACH NOREASTERŽ Lovely 2 bed 2 bath cottage, on a spacious lot steps from a lovely ocean beach. Furnished, dock access. $400,000. #1945 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569 PARROTS PERCHŽ Fractional ownership for $225,000. #2427 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 UNDER CONTRACT HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY BEACHFRONT Loyalist 2 bed 1 bath cottage. Atlantic Ocean views, hardwood floors, screened-in porch with seaviews. Lush tropical 5,000 sq. ft. lot. The town of Hope Town is just steps away. Great rental history. $690,000. #2967 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569 UNDER CONTRACT LUBBERS QUARTERS SEA VIEWS OCEANVIEW COTTAGEŽ Secluded, hillside 2 bed 2 bath home, 50 feet above sea-level. Spectacular views, French doors, screened wrap around porch. Energy efficient Solar powered home with propane appliances. $512,000. #2849 Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 MARSH HARBOUR WATERFRONTPELICAN POINTŽ Very private cul-de-sac. The elevated property has 435 feet of waterfrontage, and 75 foot dock with 6,500 pound boat lift. Three bed 3 bath 2,900 sq. ft. main house with spacious deck & more. US$1,690,000. #2769 Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY RUDYS PLACE RESTAURANTŽ Well established, fully licensed restaurant and bar. 1728 sq. ft. air conditioned, 1/4 acre main road lot with dock access. Restaurant equipment and furniture included. Excellent business opportunity. $325,000 firm. #2681 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 MARSH HARBOUR Great investment opportunity! 3 duplexes -2 bed 1 bath, 750 sq. ft. each side, furnished and air-conditioned. Separate furnished one bed cottage. Attractive landscaped grounds with mature shade trees. $300,000 each duplex. #1669 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY OCEAN VIEWS SWEET HAVENŽ Four bed 2 bath home in White Sound, built as a duplex easy to convert back. Good elevation, large yard, no zoning. New Bermuda roof and wrap around deck. Excellent rental potential. $375,000. Internet Ref. #2825 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 UNDER CONTRACT NEW PRICE UNDER CONTRACT


Page 4 The Abaconian December 15, 2005 Join us on Saturday, December 24, 2005 Seating will be from 6:00pm 9:00pm A Delicious Five Course Meal A Delicious Five Course Meal A Delicious Five Course Meal A Delicious Five Course Meal A Delicious Five Course MealAppetizer Appetizer Appetizer Appetizer Appetizer Vol au Vents Vol au Vents Vol au Vents Vol au Vents Vol au Vents puff pastry shell filled with shrimp & mushrooms in creamy white wine sauce. Soup Soup Soup Soup Soup Corn & Tuna Bisque Corn & Tuna Bisque Corn & Tuna Bisque Corn & Tuna Bisque Corn & Tuna Bisque with croutons Salad Salad Salad Salad Salad Lodge Salad Lodge Salad Lodge Salad Lodge Salad Lodge Salad made with mixed greens, peas poached in merlot, gorgonzola, candied walnuts with a mango dressing Main Course Main Course Main Course Main Course Main Course Prime Rib au Jus Prime Rib au Jus Prime Rib au Jus Prime Rib au Jus Prime Rib au Jus cooked as you like it with Julienne vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes & horseradish sauce Cornish Game Hen Cornish Game Hen Cornish Game Hen Cornish Game Hen Cornish Game Hen stuffed with savory almond stuffing, asparagus tips, garlic mashed potatoes Honey Crusted Honey Crusted Honey Crusted Honey Crusted Honey Crusted Rack of Lamb with mint sauce, Julienne vegetables & garlic mashed potatoes. Lobster Thermador Lobster Thermador Lobster Thermador Lobster Thermador Lobster Thermador A Delicious 8oz native lobster tail, sweet bell peppers, Bermuda onions, white wine and spices baked in the shell, asparagus tips and mushroom rice. Dessert Dessert Dessert Dessert Dessert Mince Pie l Apple Pie & Ice Cream Lodge Rum CakeAbove served with Ice-Cream $2.00 extra$50.00 Per Person $50.00 Per Person $50.00 Per Person $50.00 Per Person $50.00 Per Person l l l l l Children 6-12 $15.00 Children 6-12 $15.00 Children 6-12 $15.00 Children 6-12 $15.00 Children 6-12 $15.00 l l l l l Under 6 free Under 6 free Under 6 free Under 6 free Under 6 freeReservations Required : Phone #366-0095 VHF Channel 16from The Hope Town Harbour LodgeMerry Christmas Located at waterfront on Marsh Harbour strip Marsh Harbour, AbacoOpen 11 am until 7 days a weekHapp Happ Happ Happ Happ y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y y y y yPhone: (242) 367-2278 tween the two for a new airport. He announced that the Abaco Club on Winding Bay is planning a $160 million expansion with the Ritz Carlton hotel chain which will create 400 new jobs. Mr. Christie is satisfied with the Baker’s Bay project which presently employs 158 Bahamian, either directly or through contract work. All these projects will give Abaco a giant step forward. He is quite pleased that Abaco people have demonstrated that they have the capacity to make things happen. But he added that Abaco has social and immigration problems which must be faced. The churches and the business community must work together to find solutions. The ideas and suggestions recently presented by the Minister of Works musty be enacted on. At the end of November he met with onethird of the free world leaders in Malta where many topics were discussed including worldwide immigration problems were discussed. However, The Bahamas is particularly vulnerable as the native population here of 300,000 could easily be overwhelmed by millions of Haitians wanting to escape poverty and oppression. He felt that increased U.S. border security causes more Haitians to be driven to The Bahamas. We must not allow ourselves to be overrun by foreign immigrants. He plans to move resolutely to ensure the integrity of the country’s borders. Bahamians must be able to enjoy and benefit from the fruits of their labours and must control those advocating instability. He charged Abaconians with getting the youth in line. We cannot continue to let eight-year-olds fight with knives. This cannot continue. We must have zero tolerance to violence in schools. The Prime Minister is comfortable doing what is right with the support of people like those present who put him in as the country’s leader. Even if he is defeated, he will be comfortable in knowing that he has done the right thing for The Bahamas. He was proud of the diverse representation of the group at the banquet. He told the group that he is considering many investments which would put billions of dollars into the economy. Mr. Christie mentioned the opposition FNM party only once when he told of the 700 low cost houses that the FNM built in five years versus more than 1400 houses built by the PLP in just three years. Accompanying Mr. Christie was the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, and Mr. Raynard Rigby, the National Chairman of the PLP. Mr. Gary Sawyer, National General Council Representative for the South Abaco Constituency, introduced Mr. Christie. During the induction ceremony, each recipient received a medallion and certificate affirming their loyalty to the party. ChristieFrom Page 2 The day after the PLP banquet in Marsh Harbour on December 3, Prime Minister Perry Christie was hosted by Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club on Great Guana Cay. He enjoyed breakfast there and later experienced a back massage. He obviously enjoyed the relaxing treatment. Remember to Buckle UpPM Speaks About Abaco’s Projects


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Page 6 The Abaconian December 15, 2005 Christmas Evening MenuDecember 25th 2005 Seating: 6;00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 Your Four Course Dinner Will Include the Following… Soup Roasted Tomato with Fontana cheese pot stickers Your Freshly Tossed Salad Is Offered with… Mixed field greens with feta cheese, grapes, and spicy pecans with our house dressing Entrees Dijonaise Crusted Rack Lamb Oven roasted New Zealand lamb in a Thyme and Mint Jus with whipped potatoes With sweet butter chives cream sauce and fresh vegetables Chef Davies Jambalaya Pasta Linguini with grilled chicken, shrimp, sausage, Chicken, green and red peppers, in a light tomato sauce Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus Choice Standing Rib Roasted to Perfection in its own Natural Juices, served with whipped potatoes & a sweet butter chives Cream sauce with steamed buttered baby carrots & asparagus Baked Shrimp & Crab Stuffed Grouper Filet Fresh local grouper filet stuffed with crab and shrimp and finished with a lemon Cream sauce served herb rice pilaf with sliced almonds & steamed buttered baby carrots and asparagus Desserts White Chocolate Bread Pudding with brandy sauce & vanilla cream Lemon Crepes with Rum sauce Coffee or Tea Price per Person $42.50 Plus 18% service charge Happy Christmas From The Abaco Inn & StaffCall for reservations and information @ 366-0133 or VHF 16 or email abacoinninfo@abacoinn.comtaken with him while they told him of their wishes for Christmas. Other activities for the children included a bouncing castle, face painting, cotton candy and many games. One of the interesting features of the Festival was the wide variety of vendors selling arts and craft items and Christmas gifts. Several of the vendors’ booths showcased Abaco-produced crafts, lovely items all made on Abaco. These included boat models made by Andy Albury and a variety of items made from native woods created by Steve Knowles. Two ladies in Central Abaco, Lovely Reckley and Linda Simms, produce high quality straw work and gift items. Corel Sands had a booth full of quilted gifts, crocheted items and an assortment of ornaments and trinkets. Tuppy Weatherford had a variety of her excellent photographs with many of Abaco parrots. Cathy Laing had a display of Christmas table decorations. Other booths offered fancy food items attractively packaged ready for giving, jewelry, Christmas ornaments and a variety of gift items to entice the shoppers. Food tents were scattered offering a variety of dinners, sweets, even home made ice cream. For several hours the Abaco Club on Winding Bay gave out Christmas stockings to the children that were filled with candy and goodies. Throughout the day various music group performed. Soloists, quartets, bell ringers, praise dancers, school groups all brought the Christmas spirit through their music. The Abaco Police Community Youth Marching Band performed for the first time at the Christmas Festival held in Marsh Harbour on December 10. About 40 youth demonstrated their musical abilities after only a couple of months’ practice. Their goal is to rival the Royal Bahamas Police Marching Band. FestivalFrom Page 1Festival Offered a Variety of Activities The Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club paraded through Central Abaco escorted by the police and a volunteer fire department truck. The club organizes a Toys for Tots program to collect new toys to give to needy children throughout Abaco. The Abaco Club on Winding Bay gave out Christmas stockings filled with candy and goodies to the lucky children enjoying the Christmas Festival. Please see Festival Page 9 Saturday December 31st, 2005 Served 6:00pm to 9:30pmStartersLobster Bisque Classic Caesar Salad with Applewood smoked baconEntreesYour choice of one of the following: Roasted Pork Loin topped with fresh mango & pineapple salsa Prime Rib cooked to your liking and served with horseradish cream Baked Hog Snapper stuffed with crabmeat and spinach and topped with creamy garlic sauce Frenched Rack of Lamb with mint jelly Chicken Breast stuffed with goat cheese, sundried tomatoes and basil topped with roasted red pepper sauce The above entrees served with your choice of: Garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato or wild rice pilaf and vegetable medleyDessertFruit Cake with brandy rum sauce Guava Duff l Key Lime Pie Coffee or Tea Party Favours and One glass of Champagne $70.00 per person gratuity not includedLIVE MUSIC l Reservations suggested Ph : 367-3498New Year’s New Year’s New Year’s New Year’s New Year’s Eve Dinner Eve Dinner Eve Dinner Eve Dinner Eve Dinner


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7 ABACO OUTBOARD ENGINESFor further information Tel: 242-367-2452 Fax: 242-367-2354 yamahaabaco@hotmail.com DENYO GENERATORS 25 -$14,500 45 -$19,500 60 -$22,000 75 -$24,500 YAMAHA GENERATORS EF2600 -$799 EF4000 -$1,699 EF5200 -$1,999 EF6600 -$2,995ABACO OUTBOARD ENGINES Tel: 242-367-2452 Fax: 242-367-2354yamahaabaco@hotmail.com Super Specials while supplies lastUntil Dec 31st. 2005


Page 8 The Abaconian December 15, 2005 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: Mary Balzac, Samantha Evans, Sue Holloway, Lee Pinder, Nicholas Roberts 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 SGCR Does Not Speak for AllDear Editor, In light of the ongoing controversy of Guana Cay’s Bakers Bay development we want to say the following. The lawsuit against the government of the Bahamas is NOT being brought on by “the people of Guana Cay” as Save Guana Cay Reef Association keeps saying. It is only the supporters within SGCR. We haven’t given these people our money or our support. Most of those involved in SGCR are not citizens of the Bahamas. We are upset that time and time again, their lawyer, their statements, the newspapers say “the residents of Guana Cay are vehemently against the Bakers Bay development.” This is not the case. We are embarrassed by the bullying tactics of SGCR even so far as telling our Member of Parliament Robert Sweeting, to his face, that “he is not welcome on the island.” There have been many more unsavory tactics carried out by these people. We are tired of the ugliness. We are upset that Bahamian men have been laid off at Christmastime because this continues. We are upset that people mistake our quiet, hardworking ways as people that need saving from this development and then appoint themselves to speak for us as “the people of Guana Cay.” We are upset that Discovery Land Company thinks the we are all hostile neighbors when we are not. Indeed many of us already have good working relationships with their people who have been very fine people to deal with. We look forward to a full time doctor here on the island for us, a community clinic for us and other items they have offered us. A couple years back, a petition went around the island asking if we were for or against development at Bakers. Of course, none of us wanted it developed, but it has happened. While we think that the project is big and is something that takes a little getting used to, we would like to say that the project is the best we could have hoped for and the Discovery Land Company people are the best we could have hoped for, too. We think they will be good neighbors and we look forward to a bright future for Guana Cay. We cannot sign our names because we do not want any more conflict. It is time for healing. Guana ResidentsWhat About Spring City?Dear Editor, For years now Spring City has been forgotten. Who cares about Spring City is what I want to know. I am from Spring City and I want to live there again. But the government does not care about us. Yes, the young men and women who grew up in Spring City who are now adults The reason why I say this is because every time you ask a local government representative or anyone in government who works with land and housing you get the same answer. “I don’t know!” This is a big problem. I know lots of my friends who moved out of Spring City but never really wanted to move. But they had to because there is no land for us. The children at Spring City who are now grown up, we have to move to Marsh Harbour, Murphy Town or Dundas Town. I am not knocking these other communities but people want to live where they are froThe Editor Says . Changes Come with Persistencem. Around Abaco you see subdivisions going up everywhere. Sandy Point has a subdivision for the Sandy Point people, Crossing Rocks has adequate land prepared for all their people and future children which I think is great for those communities. I know the new subdivision was created for people in the Central Abaco area which was great on the government’s behalf. I am not knocking any government whether it is the FNM or PLP. I’m just saying Spring City people want to live in Spring City. We are and always have been a close-knit family-like community and not giving us our own subdivision, we are forced to move from the community we love so much. So our cry and plea is for our own subdivision. It doesn’t have to be 400 lots or 200 lots but enough for us, the young Spring Citians who are now men and women. I’ve talked to lots of other Spring City people that want to live in Spring City or be able to buy land there. And that’s our cry and plea so please, government, don’t forget us so we won’t forget you in this coming election. We want a subdivision! A Spring CityCritical of the FNMTo the Abaconian Please allow me a space in your letter section. In listening to the FNM rally last night by way of Radio Abaco, I was greatly disturbed to say the least. I don’t understand how men in this Bahamas can be so childish in this serious time in which we live. These are men who are seeking for power to run our country. What a shame! I will continue to support the PLP. “All the Way” In fact, how I see it, “It is the only way.” We don’t have men and women in the PLP acting in this manner. I don’t know how the Hon. Prime Minister, Mr. Christie, got it all together with such a nice team of ladies and gentlemen. Some of the nicest people in our country. We are a blest people. I was hurt and ashamed the way that the rally was conducted last night. They had not a good word to say about the achievements of this PLP government. I thought the FNM came to Abaco to deliver. They delivered a bunch of junk. Just want to remind ourselves and for those who did not hear it over Radio Abaco. !. The first minister who spoke I always thought to be a pretty nice gentleman. The most he had to say was that all this government could do was lie, lie, lie and that they had done nothing. Now he knows if ever he told one that was one then. He sounded like a stuck record in my ears. 2. Another former minister said all he heard from the PLP convention was cursing. I spent three days at the PLP convention and I don’t recall hearing any cursing. Maybe this minister got the conventions mixed up where they were so close together. (No wonder he lost in the 2002 election.) 3. Another gentleman spoke about all the crippled people brought in from Grand Bahama in wheelchairs. To my knowledge I only saw three wheelchairs in the convention unless they were there before I got there on Thursday. He said all you could see coming off Bahamasair on Grand Bahama after the convention was wheelchairs. The few Please see Letters Page 26The Editor Says . The Season to Be ThankfulLetters to the EditorThis past year has seen many disasters throughout the world. The day after Christmas last year saw one of the greatest disaster in our life time the tsunami that took hundreds of thousands of lives and left catastrophic desolation in many countries bordering the Indian Ocean. Earlier this year an earthquake in Pakistan killed thousands and left hundreds of thousands without homes and food in a mountainous area. Officials are predicting that hundreds of thousands could die this winter from exposure to the cold and without food. Then we will not soon forget the hurricane season, the worst since weathermen have been keeping track of the storms. How can we ever forget the names Katrina, Rita or Wilma. But there have been many other disasters which mankind has brought on itself. Every time we turn on the television there have been acts of terrorism. Terrorism has been felt in more and more areas of the world. The war in Iraq continues, leaving millions in that country in turmoil. The value of a human life has been forgotten in the fenzy of religious fervor gone amok. We on Abaco have so much to be thankful for as we escaped any major problem. Besides avoiding any natural or manmade disruptions to our lives, we have a great lifestyle going. Our lives are comfortable, our businesses are doing very well. The reservations for the upcoming season at our resorts and rental homes are very good. Anyone wanting to work can find a good job. With the two major developments underway and a limited number in the workforce, employees are switching from one job to another, each time with a better paycheck. Our shops are full of appealing merchandise and our lives are full of promise. Christmas is a time that we should give special thanks to our God for our good fortune. So many times when our lives are good, we forget to be thankful. Sometimes we turn to our faith only when we have problems in our lives. People forget so quickly the good things in their lives. But let us resolve to be thankful at this holiday season. Let us forget the bustle of life around us and quietly approach the manger in Bethlehem. As we worship the newborn King, let us truly be thankful for the privilege of living in a country that allows us the freedom to make what we want of our lives. There are so many other blessings in our lives family, friends, the freedom to live our lives the way we want the list goes on. Above all let us come to worship the Baby, the one who came into the world with one purpose in mind, to give His life for us. We take so much for granted, but let us resolve this Christmas to be thankful for the greatest gift the world has ever known, the Baby born in the humblest of circumstances. If we truly worship, we will be able to better live our lives. We will reach out to others in need. We will appreciate our fellow man and have respect for him. If we truly love our neighbour as ourselves, we will work to resolve our differences, we will build a community that has a strong foundation. Let us work together to make our great island even better than it is now. It will take all of us working in unison.Keeping Politics in PerspectiveWe are privileged to live in a democratic country. It is a privilege that few in this world enjoy. However, along with this privilege come responsibilities. The freedoms which we enjoy mean that each individual has to be in control of himself. One of the privileges that we enjoy is that of free elections. Like many democratic countries, The Bahamas has two major parties. In many ways their platforms are similar. Many of their supporters are strong in extolling the policies of their party while knocking the opposition. Many times their feelings are so strong that it causes rifts within communities and even within families. This was very evident after the 2002 election and in some communities it is still evident. We are now hearing rumbles of pre-election talk even though the election is months away. But already the rhetoric is heating up. It is fine to support the political party of your choice. And the politicians need vocal, forceful supporters. However, we have to keep in mind that each person has a right to his own beliefs. This is one of the basic tenets of a democracy. And we must respect the viewpoints of others. Democracies are based on respect: respect for the law, respect of others and their beliefs and respect of property. It is a lack of respect that brings anarchy. As the political fires heat up, get involved, promote the candidate of your choice but keep in mind that everyone else has the right to his own opinion.


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9 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 Appetizer Appetizer Appetizer Appetizer Appetizer Duck Liver pate with port wine served with petit toast points. Soup Soup Soup Soup Soup Portabello & Bree Soup A delicious combination of tastes topped with herbed croutons Salad Salad Salad Salad Salad Mixed greens with a peat poached in merlot, candid walnuts, gorgonzola, crumbled bacon with a mango dressing. Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Timbales Timbales Timbales Timbales Timbales smoked salmon filled with salmon mousse & topped with creme fres and caviar Sorbet Sorbet Sorbet Sorbet Sorbet Watermelon sorbet to cleanse your palet Entree Entree Entree Entree Entree Filet Oskars A delicious filet topped with asparagus, lobster & bearnaise sauce accompanied with baby carrots & Duchess Potato with white cheddar cheese & scallions. Dessert Dessert Dessert Dessert Dessert Triple Cappuccino Mousse Cheese Cheese Cheese Cheese Cheese A selection of 3 cheese, crackers & fruit Petit Fours Petit Fours Petit Fours Petit Fours Petit Fours Strawberries dipped in chocolate Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee Freshly ground Colombian coffee $150.00 per person Gratuity includedFor your enjoymentStart your evening with champage & hor’s d’oeuvres before your dinner reservation in Ray’s Place Lounge, Cash Bar. Enjoy a delicious dinner in the Upper Terrace Dining Room, The Deck or Pation Noise Makers & Party FavorsHappy New Year 2006 Happy New Year 2006 Happy New Year 2006 Happy New Year 2006 Happy New Year 2006Reservations Required Phone #366-0095 VHF Channel 16Complementary champagne toast at midnightWatch the fireworks display at midnight in the harbour, from the Lodge Join the New Year’s Eve Tradition in Hope Town, the Junkanoo Rush which will go through town and up to the Lodge after midnight. Have a wonderful evening.Order The Abaconian Today Jun 2005Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ 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: P.O. Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribeReceiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed on issues such as: • Resort & 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 regulations • Community events • New business ventures • Changes in airline service • Actions by local government The atmosphere was one of relaxed enjoyment and attracted thousands throughout the day and evening. As some arrived, other left, with some returned more than once. The official opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, who wished everyone well for the season. It was a fitting occasion to publicly acknowledge the great strides that Abaco has made. The Hope Town School bellringers were one of the groups which performed at the Christmas Festival on December 10. The Royal Bahamas Police Marching Band performed in the afternoon, then the Pops band performed that night. Showers during the day threatened and occasionally dampened the festival site. Santa Claus visited the Christmas Festival and listened to the boys and girls giving him their wishes for Christmas. For the children who missed Santa’s visit, there were many other games and activities that they could enjoy. Later in the evening there was a spectacular fireworks show thanks to the generosity of Gary Sawyer. Wynsome Ferguson and Brenda Sawyer were the coordinators for the event. FestivalFrom Page 6Festival Showed Abaco at Its Best


Page 10 The Abaconian December 15, 2005 Visit us online at www.jsjohnson.com 2005 ADWORKSABACO242-367-2688 € Exuma 242-336-2420 € Freeport 242-352-7119 NASSAU Collins Ave 322-2341 € Thompson Blvd 325-8776 € Mall at Marathon 393-6286 Our Comprehensive Private Car Policy protects your No Claims Discount for qualifying drivers.Youll enjoy peace of mind, knowing that when you claim up to $10,000, your No-Claims Discount will not be reduced. Our No Fault Benefit protects you if an accident is not your fault. Well provide for a rental car up to $500 and waive your deductible up to $500. It even provides free Personal Accident Benefit up to $5,000. So call one of our agents today.Standard Cover Includes:Driving other cars not belonging to or hired by you. Medical expenses up to $150 per person. Personal belongings in your car up to $200 in any one occurrence. Protection and removal of your vehicle after a loss up to $150. Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderGrass For The Ball FieldThe Abaco Club at Winding Bay has put new grass clippings onto our ball field and rolled it out for smoothness and together with these recent rains should do a lot to anchor the new grass and give it a good start. By the time spring rolls around the field should be in stable condition and ready for the first ball game of the season. Our thanks to The Abaco Club for its generosity in helping us to re-establish our Ball Field which has long been neglected.New Public ToiletsThe new public toilets are open now and located just behind the Library/Post Office. Large signs have been posted letting visitors know their whereabouts.Antiques RoadshowThe Antiques Roadshow, a program found on the Public Broadcasting Stations in the U.S., has quite a following and the show always has such interesting antiques that turn up in someone’s attic or closet. We can’t possibly compete with their high quality or range of items to choose from, but we are going to attempt it in our own small way. We are trusting on you the readers to spread the word, to encourage friends and neighbours to bring that old sewing machine or maybe some of grandma’s china out of the cupboard, some old coins or an unusual and unique piece of jewelry that was passed down to you from a family member who said she got it from a member of the Royal Family and has cherished it all her life. No item is too small or seemingly insignificant. Our Antiques Roadshow will be on December 29th from 11 a.m. till 6 p.m. with a program that will include our four antique appraisers and a storyteller talking about growing up in Cherokee. There will also be some old-time games and competitions reminiscent of bygone years, even a Maypole dance. Our hope is to take you back to another time and another place in history. Friends of the Environment is interested in setting up a Historical Register that it hopes will keep a recorded history of resources here on Abaco. Members of the South Abaco News Please see South Page 29 Goofy came to visit the students of Cherokee Primary School on December 7 and brought each of the children a little Christmas present. Everyone wanted to have his picture taken with the popular cartoon character. Some were even a little shy. But most couldn’t believe their eyes and were thrilled with the opportunity to meet one of Mickey’s best friends. Shown here are, left to right, Tyler Sawyer, Alpheneauasia Kemp, Donovan Hepburn, Brandon Sands, Brianna Sweeting, Tiffany Albury and Juliet Weatherford Merry Christmas to all from Staff Merry Christmas to all from Staff Merry Christmas to all from Staff Merry Christmas to all from Staff Merry Christmas to all from Staff at Iggy Biggy BoutiquesStop in and check out what’s new! Stop in and check out what’s new! Stop in and check out what’s new! Stop in and check out what’s new! Stop in and check out what’s new! As always we bring you fresh exciting ideas for your Christmas List this Holiday Season! HO!! HO!! HO!! HO!! HO!! HO!! HO!! HO!! HO!! HO!! HO!! HO!! HO!! HO!! HO!!


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 ‘‘ ‘‘ ‘Tis the season... Tis the season... Tis the season... Tis the season... Tis the season......and we have all the ...and we have all the ...and we have all the ...and we have all the ...and we have all the decorations you need to decorations you need to decorations you need to decorations you need to decorations you need to make your season bright! make your season bright! make your season bright! make your season bright! make your season bright!Located on Don MacKay Blvd. MARSH HARBOUR Tel: (242) 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichol’s Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780 May this joyous season bring you.... Success, good times, happiness & More opportunities to work together!The Management & Staff A & W Travel Service Located in Marsh Harbour Ph: 367-3006 Fax: 367-3387 bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm • Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKES




December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13 Join Us forNew Year’s Eve!!Limbo, Rake n Scrap, Live Music, Dancing & Great food. LUNCH 11: 30 2:30 DINNER 6:00 9:00 CLOSED ON WEDNESDAYCall Now for Your Christmas Parties!!NOW OPEN!!! Burned Area Will Be Grassed and FencedThis aerial view of the Mud area of Marsh Harbour shows the burned out area where a fire destroyed about 60 houses on November 17. The area is outlined in black. Looking carefully one can see that the houses are densely situated and few roads access the area. The burned-out area had no roads leading directiy to that section. Several recommendations made by central government are under consideration. Lights are proposed as well as some access roads. But some houses will have to be relocated. Clean up of the bur ned area began and when it is complete, that section will be fenced to preclude rebuilding in that area. Government is wanting to s top further construction but finds that difficult. Central government has asked for local recommendations for locating a low cost s ubdivision for Bahamians. Many of the immigrants qualify for status under Bahamian law but they have experienced difficulty in having thei r papers processed. This photo was taken by Claude Sawyer of Cherokee Air. The Jib Room Restaurant New Year’s Eve Dinner PartyParty Favors Dancing Music Open for Lunch Wed Sat 11:30 2:30Call 367-2700 VHF Ch 16Home of the best Babyback ribs & One Pound Steaks Dinner nights Wed & Sat Only 7 p.m. Reservations Prime Rib & Lobster Dinners Midnight Champagne Toast $45 per personStarts 8 p.m. Yacht Club & Subscribe to The Abaconianto Keep up with Abaco News


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December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 15 I am pleased to once again extend very warm wishes for a blessed Christmas to the residents and visitors of my island home, Abaco, as we prepare to commemorate and celebrate Christmas. This year, I am pleased to extend these greetings as both Member of Parliament for North Abaco and as the recently elected Leader of the Free National Movement. Christmas is a special time of year for Christians everywhere; in Abaco, as in so many communities around The Bahamas, we use this season to gather with family and friends and to welcome those who may be away from their own homes into our homes and hearts. Some of our communities have been particularly hard hit by misfortune; we remember those still recovering from the ill effects of last year's hurricanes whose difficulties have been compounded by the impact of Wilma this year in Grand Cay. And, we remember those displaced by fire in The Mud where the continued inadequate response to conditions in one of our poorest communities creates strains upon residents and indeed on the wider community. Generosity of spirit and friendship typifies Abaconians and so I hope that once again this year many of us will use the season to share with friends and neighbours and also with the less fortunate. I take this opportunity to thank the many individual and businesses who continue to respond positively throughout the year to those in need. Your untiring support and contribution of time and money for worthy causes are inspiring to us all. And, I thank those in government service, in the uniform branches, in our schools, in our clinics, in social services and in the wider administrative and technical public service for their continued efforts to serve the Bahamian people here in Abaco. I also take this opportunity to especially thank the many Abaconians and residents of Abaco who have supported me throughout my political career and who have once again rallied to my side in recent months as I was drafted to return to leadership of the Free National Movement. With your support we will prepare our Party to return to leadership in Government where it will remain our sole purpose to make a better Bahamas for all, but most especially for our children who embody our future. On behalf of the Free National Movement, my family and myself, I am pleased to wish you a blessed, peaceful and safe Christmas, and the joy that only Christ can bring.Rt. Hon. Hubert A. IngrahamLeader of the Opposition December, 2005


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December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 17 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 Thompson Greg 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 Detached bedrooms, office, gym and library all feature ocean vistas, and a central pool with open decking. Generator, watermaker, dockage, lush landscaping. Excellent rental potential. View by appointment only $4,470,000.BLEST NESTHigh on ocean dune at North End. 3 bed / 3 bath (detached guest cottage) panoramic views, excellent rental history $1,525,000Exclusive Listings Exclusive Listings Exclusive Listings Exclusive Listings Exclusive ListingsCONCH QUEST Ocean front villa, 2 bedroom, 1 bath wth room to expand. Open deck overlooks excellent surfing location. Just steps from marina and restaurant, rental history available. $795,000 .SEA TO SEA ESTATE PROPERTY PARCEL4 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 PARCEL 4 UNDER CONTRACT PARCELS 1, 2, 3 and 5 SOLDBREAKERS Ideal ocean and interior lot on surfers dream, Garbonzo Beach. Perfect for single family homes or villas, and just steps away from restaurants and marina facilities. Ocean front lot $499,000 and interior lot with beach access $249,000JOES CAY 3 acre private cay located in White Sound. Great elevations and surrounded by deep water perfect for dock $1,762,000 UNDER CONTRACTAUNT PATS BAY Rare opportunity, 5.18 acres located on the Sea of Abaco in White Sound. High elevation, white sand beach, deep water dockage SOLDMARNIES LANDING Ocean Front Lots, private marina community, convenants permit main house and guest cottage on these large dock slip included: Lot #2 $895,000 Lot #6 $770,000 UNDER CONTRACTJACKS JUNGLE Lubbers Quarters Cay consists of 2 parcels, waterfront lot over 1/2 acre $240,000, and interior lot over 1 acre $120,000. Deeded dock slips for each lot included.Lubbers Quarters lots #113 & #115Interior lots with easy access to public dockage, utilities in place, ideal location for island style cottages. Each lot priced at $59,500.WHITE SOUND Rare Ocean front find in White Sound, large lot with Dock on White Sound Bay. 150’ on the ocean and White Sound Bay, 129’ on North Boundary, and 94’ on South Boundary. Ideal spot to build second home, or income producing rental $899,000.MARNIES LANDINGPrivate waterfront community of 1/2 acre lots from the Sea of Abaco to the Atlantic Ocean, dock slip included starting at $600,000. HIGH HOPESAtlantic Ocean, North End Elbow Cay 3 bed 3 bed bath, large ocean side deck, excellent history $1,450,000.MOMMA’S MARLINTurnkey ocean front home 4 bedroom, 2 bath, large open deck, great rental history $850,000. UNDER CONTRACT MAGNUSON HOUSEQuiet 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 Unique ocean front property, turnkey, with all ammenities. Main house features large open kitchen with dinning and living areas, surround deck with unlimited views of the Sea of Abaco and Atlantic Ocean.THIRD SUNRISE


Page 18 The Abaconian December 15, 2005 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA• 50 Deepwater Slips Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice Fresh Water Garbonzo Reef Bar WATERFRONT VILLAS One, two & three bedroom units On the ocean & harbour Full kitchen/air cond/sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : seasprayres@oii.net • www.seasprayresort.comBoat House Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House R R R R R es es es es es t t t t t aur aur aur aur aur ant ant ant ant antCome for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Stew Fish Chicken Souse Cornbeef & Grits Steam Sausage & Grits Remember Hope Town Marsh Harbour ferry service on Friday and Saturday nights Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town By Portia Jonsson The D estination Weddings market is one of the fastest growing specialty markets in the Travel and Tourism Industry today. Brides and grooms select The Bahamas for their wedding and honeymoon destination for the purpose of enjoying the islands, romantic scenery, warm sandy white beaches and water sports. According to Modern Bride, destination weddings now account for ten percent of the total number of weddings in the United States, over 230,000 weddings each year. The average number of guests attending destination weddings tops 46. In an effort to expand Abaco’s promising growth in recent years as an attractive wedding and honeymoon destination, the Ministry of Tourism hosted The Abaco Bridal Extravaganza, its first bridal trade show, on December 1st and 2nd at the Abaco Beach Resort. This event brought together local promoters of international weddings in Abaco including resorts and wedding planners as well as travel agents, travel writers and bridal magazine representatives from throughout North America. The trade-show also included exhibits from local service providers and other promoters along with workshops on various aspects of wedding and honeymoon planning and promotion. The extravaganza introduced the Abaco Signature Wedding A Wedding in a Conch Shell in a bridal fashion show during the first evening featuring the creative designs of local seamstress, Margel Smith. Director of Tourism, Ms. Jeritzan Outten, said travel to Abaco to celebrate nuptials has recently accelerated and her office is happy to report that the size of wedding parties ranges from the individual couple to over 150 persons. International guest speaker, Mrs. Lois Pearce, Master Bridal Consultant and Director of Ethnic Diversity, spoke directly about marketing to other cultures and special wedding customs and traditions for specific ethnic cultures. Did you know that in certain cultures the choice of a particular color is very significant at a wedding? The color black is associated with death in China and Eastern India and yellow is a lucky color in India while in Mexico it represents death and signifies youth and humor in England. Mexicans consider red offensive, Indians consider it lucky and Koreans only write a person’s name in red at the time of their death. Blue is the color of warning in Hong Kong and brown is a funeral color in Persia. Second guest speaker, Ms. Janet Albury, Certified Wedding Specialist, covered the importance of becoming a certified wedding planner and planning a destination wedding. Attendants also heard from Mr. Tyrone Sawyer of DesCasual bridal fashions created by Marsh Harbour seamstress, Mrs. Margel Smith, were featured at a bridal fashion show. This was one of the features of the Abaco Bridal Extravaganza organized by the Ministry of Tourism and held at Abaco Beach Resort on December 1-2..Abaco Bridal Extravaganza Is StagedMany Abaco persons assisted the Ministry of Tourism staff in hosting wedding planners who came for the Bridal Extravaganza. Shown above are Judy Johnston, Janet Albury from Freeport and Randy Curry. Please see Bridal Page 30


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Page 20 The Abaconian December 15, 2005 ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYM/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL AND M/V TRITON EXPRESSReliable, Dependable and Personalized ServiceOn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091 or 367-3341 • Fax (242) 367-2235 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com In USA call Gulfstream Lines/Heavy Lift Services 801 Avenue E, Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Ph: 561-840-9393 • Fax: 561-863-3451 We wish all of our valued customersA Very Merry Christmas & A Wonderful New Year!Hope TownJunior Sailing Takes Delivery of Sailing DinghiesBy Sue Holloway November 29th was an exciting day for Hope Town Junior Sailing. In less than a year a dream has become reality with the delivery of six Optimist Sailing Dinghies. Optimist dinghies are a 7-1/2 foot fiberglass boat with one sail and positive flotation. These sailboats are currently sailed and raced in over 110 countries by over 150,000 young people. At the Athens Olympics 60 percent of the skippers and 70 percent of the medal-winning skippers were former Optimist sailors. The program that the Hope Town Sailing Club is setting up hopes to encourage the young people of the community to learn and enjoy the traditional Bahamian skill of sailing. Other communities in the Bahamas, Nassau and Long Island, have similar programs and Green Turtle Cay has some boats and an interest in starting a program. So there will be opportunity for inter-island competition as the boys and girls improve. The purchase and delivery of these sailboats was achieved due to the hard work and generosity of many people. Donations from local individuals and businesses, second-home owners and boaters made it possible to order six sailboats in this first year. Two Optimists already on the island, donated by individuals in the past, bring the fleet to eight. Services were donated by Tropical Shipping with transportation from the Port of Palm Beach to Marsh Harbour and Frederick’s Agency for Customs Brokerage service, drastically reducing the expense of delivery. McLaughlin Boat Works, the manufacturer, gave a generous discount for this startup program and sent along many free spare parts. In addition, Bahamas Sailing Association in Nassau assisted with advice and support right from the beginning of the project. Regular instruction will begin in January with an experienced Head Instructor and volunteer aides. For more information contact a member of the Hope Town Junior Sailing Organizing Committee: Monica Cook, Kitty Donnan, Ron Engle, Paul Gooding, Sue Holloway, Harold Malone, Doug Moody or Jane Patterson.Alex Findlater Honors His AncestorBy Mary Balzac On March 25th, 1836, Capt. John Findlater ordered his crew to hurry their 13 passengers on board the 166-ton brig, James Laurie bound for Liverpool, England. There looked to be a storm brewing, and he wanted to set sail out of Nassau harbour into deep water clear of the islands before the storm hit. As quoted in Alex Findlater’s book, Findlaters, The Story of a Dublin Merchant Family 1774-2001, an 1836 obituary from the Nassau Royal Gazette reads as follows: “The early part of the 25th of March last was somewhat squally and threatening; but Captain Findlater being anxious to get out of the harbour without delay, as the wind was fast veering to the westward, which might detain the vessel in port for several days, the passengers, with their luggage, hurried on board, and the bar was passed, only a few minutes before the wind had come round to northwest…The weather throughout the night was wild and stormy, News of the CaysAlex Findlater, left, with his good friends, Caroline and John Hamilton, visited Hope Town recently to see the area where the brig James Laurie was ship wrecked off the Abaco coast. The ship was captained by Mr. Findlater’s ancestor, Capt. John Findlater, who perished along with all the crew and 13 passengers. He came to honor the memory of his great-greatgrandfather. The Hope Town Sailing Club recently purchased six Optimist sailing dinghies to add to the two already on Elbow Cay. These will be used to start a program for teaching sailing techniques to the Hope Town youth. Club members are unpacking them on their arrival in Hope Town. Please see Cays Page 21


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 21 J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) • CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs and in the morning fears were expressed for the safety of the James Laurie ; and these fears were, some days afterwards, increased by several articles which had been on board being found on the shores of Abaco. No less than thirteen passengers, besides the master and crew, were hurried into eternity, it must be presumed, in a very short time after their departure from hence, who, it is reasonable to believe, perished that night or the day after.” Some of the passengers mentioned in the article titled Melancholy Shipwreck and Loss of Life were the Hon. William V. Munnings, a native of England who had been involved in the governance of The Bahamas for 30 years, and his wife taking with her two of her grandchildren, daughters of the then Chief Justice, Mr. Lees. Also on board was Mrs. Kitson, a recently widowed resident of the island traveling to Liverpool with her three children. The article does not show names of the other five passengers. Capt. Findlater, age 34, left a wife and four children in Liverpool, England. His wife died within the year, and the children were raised by the Irish branch of the family with his son, John, later entering the Findlater business enterprises. In the days of Capt. John, Findlaters conveyed general merchandise including rum and sugar as well as passengers across the Atlantic. Recently, Alex Findlater, retired managing director of Findlaters and author of the well researched history of his celebrated merchant family in Ireland and great-great grandson of Capt. John Findlater, was on Abaco and relaxed at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. He came expressly to honor his ancestor lost at sea so long ago somewhere off Abaco. The next morning Alex, with his good friends, Caroline and John Hamilton, stood ankle deep in white sand in the gentle Atlantic surf, a soft breeze whispering off the turquoise sea, to honor the memory of Capt. John Findlater this 170 years after the tragic loss of the James Laurie with all aboard somewhere off Abaco. Alex poured rum into the sea that claimed his great-great grandfather and stood back, hat to heart, eyes closed, appeasing the spirit of his ancestor with a few private words. They will be returning to Hope Town next March after participating in a bonefishing tournament on Andros.New By-election Will Be HeldBy Nicholas Roberts Green Turtle Cay will be holding a byelection for local government on December 13, when it will be decided who will take the place of the late Roswell Sawyer on the council. There are two candidates for the position on the board; Maxwell McIntosh and Donnie Adderly, both well known Green Turtle Cay natives. They both express a desire to better Green Turtle Cay. “I have a few issues that I want to deal with,” says Mr. McIntosh, a construction worker on the cay. “As a people and as a community, we must come together to face these issues and any others that rise on the cay, and we as the governing body must promote that. I want to reach out more to the young people on the island, involve them more in the community.” Mr. Adderly, a well-known electrician on the island, echoes those sentiments and puts forth a few more of his own issues and opinions about Green Turtle Cay. “I love this island,” he says, “and I believe that we should never give up on trying to make it better, if we want to badly enough. One of the issues I would address is the problem of our descendants – our children, grandchildren, young people – having to pay high prices to buy land here. This is their home, and it’s not fair to them to have to pay that More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 20 Pluto, Disney’s character dog, recently visited the Amy Roberts Primary School in Green Turtle Cay. He captivated the children some of whom pose here with him on the steps of their school. Please see Cays Page 22 Mr. Gary Sawyer, along with Party Stalwarts, Members and supporters of the Progressive Liberal Party in the South Abaco Constituency would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and A Healthy & Prosperous New Year! May we remember the true meaning of Christmas and not forget that it is more Blessed to Give than to Receive. Gary Martin Sawyer NCG Member South Abaco


Page 22 The Abaconian December 15, 2005 Open Monday Saturday : 9 am 6 pm Ph: 367-2180 / F Ph: 367-2180 / F Ph: 367-2180 / F Ph: 367-2180 / F Ph: 367-2180 / F ax : 367-5241 ax : 367-5241 ax : 367-5241 ax : 367-5241 ax : 367-5241Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure Cay 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 Maintained35% off all rentals through February 11 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 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 kind of money because most of them simply don’t have it to spend.” Another thing that Mr. Adderly will adMore News of the Caysdress, should he be elected, is equality. He believes that something built for recreation on public property, such as a dock on a beach, should be open for enjoyment by everyone, Bahamian or otherwise. CaysFrom Page 21 Both men say that they believe that the voters, who know them and their work and reputations on Green Turtle Cay, will go by that knowledge to vote for whom they think will do the better job. By this time next week, we will have a new member on the local government in GTC. It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming months, as the new member begins to contribute suggestions and opinions on matters on the island.New Subdivision Will Start in 2006By Nicholas Roberts As someone who grew up on Green Turtle Cay, it has been fascinating to watch this little island grow to be the ideal tropical vacation for thousands of tourists from all over the world. Some of these visitors find Green Turtle Cay so much like to their liking that they decide to acquire or build homes here and become a part of the community or make plans to do so in retirement. The old “Turtle” will add another piece to its shell when construction begins on the Leeward Yacht Club subdivision, which hopefully will be this month. Headed by developer Douglas A. Poland, the new project will include 22 homes built on two parcels of land along the shore of Black Sound Harbour, considered to be one of the most secure anchorages on Abaco. Seven homes will face the harbour, while the remaining 15 will be in the surrounding property. The project will include a 40-slip dock, the outer face of which can accommodate boats up to 120 feet long, and the inner Mr. Douglas A. Poland stands by the sign announcing that a new subdivision is underway on Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay. The development will include 38 house lots and a 40slip marina. Please see Cays Page 30


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23 Counsel & Attorneys Notaries Public Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr ederik F ederik F ederik F ederik F ederik F Gottlieb and Co. Gottlieb and Co. Gottlieb and Co. Gottlieb and Co. Gottlieb and Co. 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Page 24 The Abaconian December 15, 2005 Come in and see our new stock and arrivalsof Appliances, Furniture, Toys and much more...NEW ARRIVALSCustomers are intrigued by a new line of Bahamian coins enameled into very attractive pendants that are offered at Wrackers in Marsh Harbour. Shoppers enjoyed the leisurely browsing during the Block Party on December 9. By Portia Jonsson It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas during Wrackers, John Bull, Abaco Gold and Conch Pearl’s Christmas Block Party held December 9th. Holiday shoppers strolled from store to store enjoying good cheer and the night’s festivities including a Junkanoo rush-out along the main street and eats and drinks at every stop. Patrons were able to browse and shop two of the newest stores in the Royal Harbour Village, Fine Living Home Collection and Russell’s Fashions. Fine Living Home Collection, owned and operated by Ms. Colette Bootle and located next to Java Coffee House, opened its doors just minutes before the block party started. Fine Living specializes in exquisite importedBlock Party Attracts Shopperswicker, rattan and bamboo handmade furniture and accessories. There is an array of quilts, dinnerware, baskets, rugs and candles. Store hours are 10 a.m.6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, closed on Wednesday and 10 a.m.6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Stop by or give them call at 367-0329. Two doors from Conch Pearl is Russell’s Fashions specializing in ladies, men and children clothing as well as gift baskets, shoes, handbags, hats and costume jewelry. This store, too, opened right in time for the Christmas party. Regular store hours are 8:30 a.m.5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.3 p.m. Saturday. During this Christmas season the store hours are 8:30 a.m. 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Andrew Pinder at Sand Dollar Shoppe is discussing jewelry with shoppers at the Block Party. Shoppers enjoyed going from shop to shop seeing new merchandise and looking for gifts. John Bull is enjoying its first year in its new building across from the entrance to Abaco Beach Resort. With a greatly enlarged building it is able to display much more merchandise. Even the little eyes peering over the display case are intrigued with the merchandise.


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Page 26 The Abaconian December 15, 2005wheelchairs and persons could have been carried in a small plane like Cherokee Air. No need for a big plane like Bahamasair. 4. Another minister with a stuck record kept saying: Roll them out. Roll them out. Roll them out. He said this so many times in his speech it made me sick. I told my wife that I know when he falls asleep tonight he will talk in his sleep and you guess what he will be saying. My guess that what he will be saying is this: Roll them out. Roll them out. Roll them out. The FNM might roll the ship if they get it all together before time for election. But not near enough to roll them out. This PLP ship is a big ship. It can hold every Bahamian who wants to come on board. And have room left. 5. Another former minister who thought he was going to be leader of the FNM said that they are going to win this election but it won’t be easy. Let’s give him credit. The Bible tells us anything divided can’t stand. Right now there are plenty former FNM supporters confused with so much shifting around. Anther gentleman called the Hon. Prime Minister, Mr. Perry Christie, an idiot and also a jerk. Mr. Webster’s dictionary declares an idiot: 1. an utterly stupid foolish person 2. in a former classification of mental retardation. A jerk: a contemptibly naive or a stupid person. I might as well tell the world this hurt Arlene and myself very very much. Many of your readers might have known my father. He was very hard of hearing but to keep in touch with our country and the world. He would always read the Tribune and the Guardian whenever he was able to get them. We, our family, always said that after he was finished reading them, there was not anything left in them for us. One evening approximately 15 years ago after reading the papers, he looked up at us and this is what he said. “I’ve been reading much about this man, Mr. Christie, a smart man. He should be the prime minister of The Bahamas.” My father did not live long enough to see him become prime minister but his seven children did. As far as I know we are all happy to have him as our prime minister. It is so wonderful to have a prime minister who is a born again child of God and doing his best for our country. As he has said many times, he’d rather tell the truth and lose that to lie and win. We can also say the same about our deputy prime minister. She is a child of God. As she said in convention, someone accused her of talking about God too much. You know what was the answer to that. “I’ll talk about God until I die.” 7. Now the former prime minister had a lot of negative things to say about the PLP. He said that they discontinued the Bahamasair flight into Treasure Cay, but he failed to tell you the rest of the story. The reason being because it was not profitable as were some of the other islands. Why didn’t he tell them of the new motto for Bahamasair. Here it is: If you want to go on Bahamasair you’d better be there. Unlike the old motto: If you’ve time to spare, fly Bahamasair. I had a big laugh when he said everything was in place for the new airport to begin in May 2002. Hog wash! I don’t know who is stupid enough to believe that. Bologna! Don’t we all know that if they intended doing the airport before going out of power in May 2002, the airport would have been started at least by Jan 2002. Tell that to someone who doesn’t have any sense. It’s always best to tell the truth. The Bible says the truth will set you free. At the rally there was not a good thing said about the PLP and their achievements. They did not have the guts to name one. Shame on you. But the record speaks for itself. This government has done a lot in just three and a half short years. Right now we are rated as number one in the Caribbean. You can’t get better than that. Who wants to go back to the UBP days. Not me. I want the best for my children and grandchildren. The best way for this is to support the PLP Too many of us have been told from way back that PLP is a dirty word. It speaks for itself Progressive Liberal Party. This is what we want. We want progress. I thank God every day for the Prime Minister and his team. Thanks for the space in your paper. God willing, I’ll be back. Yours sincerely, Samuel D. Albury LettersFrom Page 8 It is a special pleasure for me to once again extend very warm wishes for a blessed Christmas to Bahamians everywhere as we prepare to commemorate and celebrate Christmas. This year, I am pleased to extend these greetings as the recently elected Leader of the Free National Movement. Christmas is a special time of year for Christians everywhere; a time when family and friends gather and when many of us welcome those who are alone into our homes and hearts. This generosity of spirit is very much a part of our Bahamian character and so I hope that once again this year many of us will use the season to share with friends and neighbours and also with the less fortunate. As was the case last year, we are reminded again this year of those in our community who are victims of hurricanes and other disasters. Some of our communities have been particularly hard hit by misfortune. We in the Free National Movement are especially conscious of the terrible impact of Hurricane Wilma upon many families in West Grand Bahama; an impact which only compounds the damage inflicted on Grand Bahama last year by Hurricanes Francis and Jeanne, and from which so many have not recovered. We are especially pained that the relief offered has been insufficient to relieve the growing number of unemployed in Grand Bahama. In Abaco, we are pained by the continued inadequate response to the conditions prevailing in our poorest communities in the Mud and Pigeon Pea, and of resulting increased strain on the wider community. The stresses and demands of modern living continue to inflict unacceptable costs on our communities around the country. Our country continues to be marred by an unacceptably high incidence of traffic fatalities, domestic violence, and murder. In the midst of challenges we are reminded to be grateful for what we have and to remember to give thanks to God for His many blessings. I take this opportunity on behalf of the Free National Movement to recognize and thank the many in our communities, both private enterprise and individual donors, who respond to tragedies by opening their hearts, their homes and their wallets in support of those impacted by disaster. I thank especially all those individuals, businesses and non-government organizations who continue to give time and financial resources to national charities and non-profit organizations dedicated to the care of orphaned and abandoned children, the aged, the victims of disasters, the sick and the shut-ins. That response continues to be generous and for this we must all be grateful. The Free National Movement extends special thanks to all those in the public and government service who continue to give good service. I am especially conscious of those who will work during the season so that others of us may enjoy the holidays, members of our police and defence forces, of the fire brigade and of the prison service as well as our police reservists. And we express thanks to the other branches of the uniformed service, the staff of customs and immigration, road traffic, civil aviation and the port departments. And, we recognize the dedication of doctors, nurses, health care workers, social service workers and assistants who labour to improve the well-being of people throughout our land. To public officers generally, we remain in your debt; we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the service you render to all. To teachers, teachers aides and support staff of all government, church and privately operated schools, I voice the thanks and appreciation of my Party. On behalf of the Free National Movement, my family and myself, I am pleased to wish you a blessed, peaceful and safe Christmas, and the joy that only Christ can bring.


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 27 First AnnualHope Town Chili Cook-Of f Tuesday 27th December 11.30am – 2.30pm Jarrett Park, Hope TownForget the turkey and come and sample the offerings of Abaco’s finest Chili cooks and vote for your favourite. All welcome, fun for the whole family. Ferries depart Marsh Harbour : 09.00am 10.30am, 12.15pm Return to Marsh Harbour : 1.30pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm If you are interested in signing up for the competition, please see our website http:// www.hopetownfirerescue.com/chili.html Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage • Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina • Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13’ 15’ 17’ Now AvailableCall for information New Year’s Eve2006You are cordially invited to an unforgettableNew Year’s Eve Celebrationat Abaco Beach Resort & Boat HarbourLive Entertainment by KB, Terez Hepburn & Colyn McDonald December 31st, 2005 7:00pm Gourmet Fusion of Bahamian, Italian, Chinese & French Cusine Buffet includes home made pastas, soups, orientalstir fry, savory chicken, prime rib, salads, potatoes, french cheeses, puddings, cheesecakes, guava duff and more! Exotic cocktails, Champagne, Party Favors $125.00 per person Tickets on sale starting December 1st. You are cordially invited to an unforgettableNew Year’s Eve Celebrationat Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Abaco Beach Resort & Boat HarbourLive Entertainment by KB, Terez Hepburn & Colyn McDonald December 31st, 2005 7:00pm Gourmet Fusion of Bahamian, Italian, Chinese & French Cusine Buffet includes home made pastas, soups, orientalstir fry, savory chicken, prime rib, salads, potatoes, french cheeses, puddings, cheesecakes, guava duff and more! Exotic cocktails, Champagne, Party Favors $125.00 per person Tickets on sale starting December 1st. Call for your reservation : 367-2158 Ext. 6003 By Jennifer Hudson Two pioneers of nursing on Abaco were honoured at a luncheon in Nassau along with several other “outstanding nurses who have been deemed trailblazers in the healthcare system in general and the nursing profession in particular within the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.” Minister of Health, the Hon. Marcus Bethel, referred to these care givers as “Bahamian Florence Nightingales who often laboured under great difficulties with limited resources.” Nurse and midwife, Shirley Saunders of Sandy Point, holds the distinction of being the first nurse in the Bahamas to study and establish Family Planning Services in The Bahamas and was the first nurse to study Family Life and Adolescent Fertility and Behaviour. She was also a participant in the first Community Health Nursing Programme in The Bahamas. Nurse Barbara Reckley earned a certificate in General Nursing, Psychiatry and Midwifery and obtained a Teaching Certificate in Teaching Methods, London, England. She trained as a Community Health Nurse and worked as the only nurse in the Marsh Harbour community delivering babies and caring for emergencies from 1973 until her retirement.Two of Abaco’s Nurses Are Honoured Remember Junior Junkanoo December 17 5 p.m. Marsh Harbour


Page 28 The Abaconian December 15, 2005 By Jennifer Hudson There are several stories about the origin of the Christmas tree, but one of the nicest, I think, is the legend of the pine tree, which goes like this. When the holy family was pursued by Herod’s soldiers, many plants offered them shelter. One such plant was the pine tree. When Mary was too weary to travel any longer, the family stopped at the edge of a forest to rest. A gnarled old pine which had grown hollow with his years invited them to rest within its trunk, then it closed its branches down and kept them safe until soldiers had passed. Upon leaving, the Christ child blessed the pine and the imprint of his little hand was left for ever in the tree’s fruit a pine cone. If a cone is cut lengthwise the hand may still be seen. German and English immigrants brought the Christmas tree to America. Fruits, nuts, flowers and lighted candles adorned the first Christmas trees, but only the strongest trees could support the weight without drooping; thus, German glass blowers began producing lightweight glass balls to replace heavier, natural decorations. These lights and decorations were symbols of the joy and light of Christmas. The star that tops the tree is symbolic of the “star in the east”. The Advent wreath is a Lutheran custom that originated in Eastern Germany. The wreath is round as a symbol of God’s eternity and mercy of which every season of Advent is the new reminder; it is made of evergreens to symbolise God’s everlastingness and our immortality. Green is also the church’s colour of hope and new life. Four candles, which represent penance, sorrow, longing expectation and the hope and coming joy are placed within to represent the four weeks of Advent. Wreaths are an ancient symbol of victory and symbolise the “fulfilment of time” in the coming of Christ and the glory of His birth. Customs and dates for Christmas gift giving vary from country to country, as do the supposed donors of the gifts. Depending upon the country the gifts are allegedly delivered by elves, angels, the Christ child and even by Jesus’ camel. They are provided by the three kings or wise men or by St Nicolas or his derivative, Santa Claus. When the Dutch settled what was to become New York, they brought with them an annually reappearing St. Nicholas or, as they called him, Sinterklaas. From there his name was altered to Santa Claus. In Brussels it is a custom to give living gifts such as birds, pets, flowers. In the West Indies it is the custom to exchange or give hospitality, service or talent. Material gifts are not exchanged. The song The 12 Days of Christmas is actually at catechism song. Between the years 1558 and 1829 English Catholics were not permitted to practise their faith openly. Without regular mass, sacraments or catechism lessons from the priest there was little parents could do to help their children learn and remember all of their faith. This song was created to keep the Catholic faith in their lives, even though hidden for the time. Instead of referring to a suitor, the true love in the song refers to God himself. The “me” who receives the presents symbolises every baptised person. A partridge in a pear tree is Jesus Christ. A mother partridge will feign injury to decoy predators from her helpless nestlings. The children hearing this song would know that and would understand the parallel between the acts of a mother bird and the sacrifice of Christ. The other symbols contain the following symbolism: 2 turtle doves– the Old and New Testaments 3 French hens– faith, hope and charity 4 calling birds – the four Gospels 5 golden rings – the first five books of the Old Testament, which gives the history of man’s fall from grace 6 geese a laying – the six days of creation 7 swans a swimming – 7 gifts of the from the Staff & Management ofThanking our loyal customers for their loyalty & support in 2005 and we look forward to serving you in 2006.Holy Spirit 8 maids a milking – the eight Beatitudes 9 ladies dancing – 9 choirs of angels 10 lords a leaping – the 10 Commandments 11 pipers piping – the 11 faithful Apostles 12 drummers drumming – the 12 points of belief in the Apostles’ creed. It is believed that the first modern author of this interesting historical tidbit was Fr. Hal Stockert, based on casual references to the song found in letters from the 16th 17th centuries.Christmas Traditions and Their Origins


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 29 Earn up to 50%, Your Products at Reduced Prices Free Training, Work Your Own Hours, BenefitsJoin the #1 Beauty Company AvonAVONDellane ‘Creola’ Kelly: 559-9885, Marsha Butler: 559-9461 Deseree Saunders: 367-4721 Do You Need Money?For More Information Call : Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 group will be looking to our residents for assistance in this endeavour. In addition, we will have Cherokee’s genealogy records to trace your family tree. We are planning an exhibition of some of Cherokee’s local antiques and treasured keepsakes and hopefully some other antiques from around Abaco that our visiting appraisers can value. Authentic island food, a beer and wine bar, baked goods, plus arts and craft stalls will be available. A silent auction and a mystery item that we want you to “Guess What It Is?” will keep your SouthFrom Page 10 interest. For the tourists as well as the residents of Cherokee, live music and a Junkanoo parade will be presented for your entertainment pleasure. Tourism has arranged for special taxi service from Crossing Beach or from any of the Marsh Harbour hotels for the tourists, and we suggest you call them at 3673067 to make your own personal travel arrangements. This event is another first for Abaco as well as Cherokee, and we are hoping for a good turnout and a very enjoyable day for all who attend. So come out, join in the fun, participate in the games and visit with some old friends and make some new ones. Proceeds from the event will be in aid of the Cherokee Primary School for its new window fund as well as their general repairs fund.Merry Christmas & Happy New YearHere we are at the end of another year for which there has been many changes on our islands. If you are a frequent Abaco visitor, a second-home owner or this is your first time here, The Abaconian newspaper is a vital addition to our community. It tells us what has happened and often informs us of what is to come. It is a record keeper and our best form of recorded history, a More South Abaco Newsservice all small newspapers have provided in their communities over the years. I’m proud to call Kathy and Dave Ralph my friends and deem it a pleasure to have written for this paper over the years. Here’s wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – and I’ll see you in 2006. Drive SafelyDon’t Be an Abaco Fatality The Moorings Yacht Charters• The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms on the harbour front Curly Tails restaurant and bar on the waterfront Dive Abaco a complete dive facilityThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: themoorings@batelnet.bswww.conchinn.com Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you.The Conch Inn Marina Full service docks with power Cable TV connections underway Texaco fuel station Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W January 2006 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EST) 2 (EST) 3 (EST) 4 (EST) 5 (EST) 6 (EST) 7 (EST) 8 (EST) 9 (EST) 10 (EST) 11 (EST) 12 (EST) 13 (EST) 14 (EST) 15 (EST) 16 (EST) 17 (EST) 18 (EST) 19 (EST) 20 (EST) 21 (EST) 22 (EST) 23 (EST) 24 (EST) 25 (EST) 26 (EST) 27 (EST) 28 (EST) 29 (EST) 30 (EST) 31 (EST) -1.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 2:26a -0.5 8:54a 3.2 3:25p -0.4 9:18p 2.5 3:20a -0.5 9:44a 3.1 4:13p -0.5 10:11p 2.5 4:15a -0.5 10:35a 3.0 5:01p -0.5 11:05p 2.6 5:13a -0.4 11:27a 2.8 5:50p -0.4 12:01a 2.6 6:13a -0.3 12:21p 2.5 6:41p -0.4 1:00a 2.6 7:18a -0.1 1:18p 2.3 7:34p -0.3 2:01a 2.6 8:24a 0.0 2:18p 2.1 8:30p -0.2 -1.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 3:04a 2.6 9:32a 0.0 3:21p 2.0 9:27p -0.2 4:06a 2.6 10:36a 0.0 4:22p 1.9 10:24p -0.2 5:05a 2.6 11:36a 0.0 5:20p 1.9 11:19p -0.2 6:00a 2.6 12:29p 0.0 6:13p 1.9 12:11a -0.2 6:49a 2.7 1:16p -0.1 7:01p 2.0 12:58a -0.2 7:33a 2.7 1:59p -0.1 7:45p 2.0 1:43a -0.2 8:13a 2.7 2:38p -0.1 8:26p 2.1 -1.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 2:24a -0.2 8:50a 2.6 3:15p -0.1 9:05p 2.1 3:05a -0.1 9:25a 2.6 3:49p -0.1 9:43p 2.2 3:44a 0.0 9:59a 2.5 4:22p 0.0 10:20p 2.2 4:23a 0.1 10:33a 2.4 4:54p 0.0 10:57p 2.2 5:04a 0.2 11:08a 2.3 5:27p 0.1 11:35p 2.2 5:47a 0.3 11:46a 2.2 6:02p 0.1 12:17a 2.2 6:34a 0.3 12:28p 2.1 6:42p 0.1 -1.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 1:03a 2.3 7:29a 0.4 1:18p 2.0 7:28p 0.1 1:57a 2.3 8:30a 0.4 2:15p 1.9 8:22p 0.1 2:57a 2.4 9:37a 0.4 3:18p 1.9 9:22p 0.0 4:01a 2.5 10:42a 0.2 4:22p 1.9 10:25p -0.1 5:03a 2.7 11:42a 0.1 5:25p 2.0 11:26p -0.2 6:02a 2.9 12:37p -0.1 6:23p 2.2 12:25a -0.4 6:57a 3.0 1:27p -0.3 7:18p 2.4 -1.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 1:21a -0.6 7:49a 3.1 2:15p -0.5 8:11p 2.6 2:16a -0.7 8:39a 3.1 3:02p -0.6 9:02p 2.7 3:10a -0.7 9:28a 3.1 3:48p -0.7 9:53p 2.8 Monthly High & Low High January 1, 8:54a 3.2 ft Low January 31, 3:10a -0.7 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows’ by Nobeltec Corporation. 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Page 30 The Abaconian December 15, 2005 CITIZENS AGAINST CRIMEKeeping your neighbourhood safe since 2001. We need your help to keep going. Donations can be sent to: Citizens Against Crime P.O.Box AB-20095 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas or call Randy Key at (242) 367-2674 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseIsland-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Casuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse366-2053Grand CayRosie’s Place352-5458GreenIsland Properties +34 hse365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties +30365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Donna Sands +12 hse365-5195 Guana Beach Resort6 units365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott365-5106 Harbour View Haven365-5028 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 Sea Shore Villas365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn22 rm366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop +53 hse366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm366 0095 Hope T Hideaways +63 hse366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages +3 hse366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas366-0065 Tanny Key +43 hse366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse366-3121Hotels and House Rental AgentsMan-O-WarIsland Home Rentals +8 hse365-6048 Schooner’s Landing 5 condos365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms367-2158 Abaco Real Estate +6 hse367-2719 Alesia’s 3 rms367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms367-4000 D’s Guest House6 rms 3367-3980 Great Abaco Club + 12 hse367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic367-2227Moore’s IslandMoore’s Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeisha’s Resort366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort14 rm366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing 10 rm366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm365-8111 Island Dreams + 45 hse365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms365-8801Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Informationhttp://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 with multiple cottages and houses Rev. 29 Aug 05tination Airlift and Mr. Whitney Bain of The Abaco Club on Winding Bay. The Extravaganza ended with a tour of the Treasure Cay Beach Resort and Marina and a reception at the Coco Beach Bar. This event was a huge success and provided a wealth of knowledge to persons interested in the destination wedding business. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all and next year’s show promises to be bigger and better. Hats off to Mrs. Kendy Anderson, Coordinator of the Abaco Extravaganza, for a job well done! BridalFrom Page 18 slips will accommodate fishing boats up to 70 feet long. The dock will be available for residents of the subdivision and for transient boaters. In addition, the subdivision will be landscaped and will include a park with jogging trails and rest areas. A self-made successful businessman, Mr. Poland, a native of Alberta, Canada, spent 35 years in the engineering business in Canada, the USA, Asia, and South America. He has developed two secondhome subdivisions in North Carolina. The Polands first became interested in Green Turtle Cay in 1991 when they brought Escape one of GTC’s many rental homes. They spent the next year restoring and repairing it while at the same time they acquired Osprey’s Nest and the Beach House on Gilliam Bay. Most recently, in 2001, they purchased and restored the former home of late businessman Joseph Moses from its state of disrepair following severe damage from Hurricane Floyd in 1999. This newest project has been approved through the appropriate authorities in Nassau, and now the only issue pending approval is if the subdivision will be considered privately owned or Bahamian installment. If classified as private, it would fall entirely on the owners of the homes and Mr. Poland to maintain it; however, if classified as Bahamian, then some of the maintenance responsibility would be shared by government workers. Construction on the first house may start as early as this month with mid-tolate summer given as a completion date. According to Mr. Poland, the completion of the entire project depends on the demand for it; as of this writing, two businessmen from Nassau and two from the US have already expressed interest in securing a piece of the land. Unlike most of the new homes going up on the “Turtle’s” back, this newest piece of the shell will blend in with most of the old. The houses in the project will be constructed in the same Revival style of older houses on the island built by the Loyalists back in the 18th and 19th centuries. “This project will be an asset to Green Turtle,” Mr. Poland says. “I think it’s important that we not lose our heritage, which makes up so much of this island’s appeal. Frankly, I don’t think there’s enough effort being made to make sure that doesn’t happen.” The designs for the new homes will include three themes: The Loyalist, the Victorian Cottage and the Bahama House. These designs have come full circle from their origins: the style is based upon houses built on Green Turtle in the 18th century. In the middle of the 19th century, some of these homes were carried to Key West, piece by piece, in schooners and then re-assembled there. They still stand today, garnering attention from the many tourists who visit every year. Homeowners have the option of choosing other designs and floor plans besides the ones described above. Advertising for the new subdivision, so far, has not been widespread except on the website on the project, www.lifeontheleeside.com In closing, Mr. Poland said, “The type of people I’m trying to attract, and hope I do, are people who come to Green Turtle Cay to enjoy the natural beauty of the island. They will be surrounded by it in this new project.” CaysFrom Page 22


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 31 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 Brendals 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 Richs Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals.......................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cass Carts........................................365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless noted Albury s Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 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 McLeans Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. ahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119 Wednesday, Friday & Sunday Lv Sandy Point for Nassau Adults $90 RT, $50 OW Islander Express Bus M Harbour & Sandy Point -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. The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165 Lv Marsh H. 5 am & 12:30 pm, connect with ferry to Grand Bahama & bus to Freeport Lv Crown Haven 9:30 am & 5:30 pm bringing ferry passengers to Marsh Harbour From Freeport take cruise ship to Ft. Lauderdale or ferry to West Palm Beach 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 ODonald McIntosh..477-5037 Pope McKenzie ....... 477-5894 Orthnell Russell ....... 365-0125 Alexander Rolle ....... 365-0120 Edward Rolle ........... 365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer ........ 365-4070 Jeff Survance ........... 365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ........... 365-4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Ginos ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mother Merles................$$ Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Harbours Edge............. $$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudys Place.................$$$.........366-0062 Sea Spray.......................$$ .........366-0065 Man-O-War Pavilion .............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar....................365-6501 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Travellers Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Lauras Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant......$.............365-4625 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Roosters Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js...............................$.............366-4020 Nancys............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 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 & corrections to our attention Emergency ServicesPolice Marsh Harbour 367-2560 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town.........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay.....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town...............366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point.............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town.................................Rev 29 Nov 05Compliments of The Abaconian www.abaconian.com Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers 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 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 B, Ft La ud.......... 367-2095 Calypso AirFt Laud & W Palm Bch ............ 954-359-4191 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ........................ 367-3415 Fla Coastal Airlines Vero B & Ft Lauderdale..... 367-0179 Island Express Ft Lauderdale .......................... 367-0169Majors Air Service Freeport ............................... 367-4826 Southern Air Nassau .......................................... 367-2498 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ...................... 367-0140 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch ...................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ............... 367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Laude rdale........ .... ......... 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 Govt dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyers Market..........$10 + $2 Govt Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta ......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house..................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City........................... ...................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores.........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Poin t........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wallys & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................$ 3 each Solomons Super Center ..........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Govt dock ........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance.....................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free Uncaged pets as people Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf boards $3.00 ea. Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective July 2004Treasure Cay 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 Joes Creek.............................................................$40 + $6 Black Wood............................................................$16 + $5 Fire Road & Coopers Town...................................$35 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$50 + $5 Wood Cay...............................................................$55 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $60 + $5 Fox Town................................................................$65 + $5 Crown 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 Joes 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, swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harbour Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road Open Nights OnlyTo Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-4733779) from West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-O-War or Guana Cay


Page 32 The Abaconian December 15, 2005 To Our Valued Customers: To Our Valued Customers: To Our Valued Customers: To Our Valued Customers: To Our Valued Customers: We would like to thank you for your patronage over the past year and look forward to continuing to serve you with the same professionalism and dedication in the New Year. We wish you a very Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas season and aHappy Happy Happy Happy Happy and Prosperous New Year! Prosperous New Year! Prosperous New Year! Prosperous New Year! Prosperous New Year! INSURANCE MANAGEMENT (BAHAMAS) LIMITEDROBERT N. PINDER AND STAFFABACO BRANCHINSURANCE MANAGEMENT (BAHAMAS) LIMITEDINSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTSNassau Office Rosetta Street P.O. Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 325-2831 Telex: INSURMAN 20456 Fax: (242) 323-6520 Freeport Office P.O. Box F-2541 Pioneers Way Tel: (242) 352-7421 Telex: SUNALLCO 30061 Fax: (242) 352-2857 Eleuthera Office Queens Highway Governors Harbour Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863 Abaco Office P.O. Box AB-20666 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206Exuma Office Queen Highway, George Town Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305


VOLUME 13, NUMBER 24, DECEMBER 15th, 2005 Disney Characters Visit Abaco SchoolsBoth Goofy and Pluto visited the Every Child Counts school in Marsh Harbour. The students there are special ones who cannot cope with a normal classroom situation. The children were excited and happy to pose for their picture with the characters. Scho ols in North Abaco were visited for the first time by Disney characters.Hubert Ingraham Leads FNM Rally Fishermen Voice Their ThoughtsThe Department of Fisheries sent Senior Officer Gilford Lloyd on a fact-finding mission to hear complaints and suggestions from Abaco’s fishermen. About 25 fishermen attended and described the problems they are facing and gave possible solutions from their viewpoint. In the background are local fisheries officers Leon Pinder, Carroll Laing and Wayne Cornish.Official Hears From Abaco FishermenFact Finding Trip Seeks Solutions to ProblemsThe Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham MP By Jennifer Hudson Inclement weather on December 8 did nothing to dampen the spirits of the large crowd which gathered in the Abaco Shopping Plaza for the FNM rally under the banner Restoration 2007 Supporters were eager to welcome their returned leader and other delegates amidst a sea of red shirts and red, white and blue waving pom-poms. A huge welcome was given to the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, newly re-elected party leader, who looked extremely happy to be back saying, “I am here tonight not as a local lawyer or representative for North Abaco but as leader of the FNM; together we can complete what has to be done. Our party is united, and all Bahamians have a role to play, whether they are white, black, Haitian, male or female. I will work to restore faith and confidence in our country.” Mr. Ingraham spoke of a long list of achievements under the FNM government throughout The Bahamas and particularly improvements to clinics and major roads on Abaco, contrasting this to the way the PLP have wasted money on such things as huge ceremonies for the opening of the oneroom police station in Crown Haven and the clinic in Dundas Town. He also referred to the recent firing of the C.E.O. for Batelco, Mr.Michael Symonette, and proposed firing of Mr. McCarthy from the National Insurance Board to illustrate how the PLP government does not let people do what they are paid to do. He spoke at length on the situation at the Marsh Harbour International Arport. Before he left office in 1992, a new airport had been designed and a bidder had been selected. Ten thousand dollars had already been spent for a deposit on the steel frame. However, when the PLP did not continue with the airport project, the deposit was lost. Mr. Ingraham Please see Rally Page 2 Approximately 20 area fishermen met with a representative from the Fisheries Department in Nassau. This was a fact-finding mission to get first hand information from those in the industry on the problems and possible solutions. Fisheries Officer Gilford Lloyd introduced the topics and noted the responses. The response from those present was orderly with a few spirited outbursts. Mr. Lloyd began by stating that compressor permits are expected to be issued on Abaco in the near future. He asked the fishermen for their help in identifying persons and boats breaking the law. Specific information to identify boats and the location of the offense would be welcome. Enforcement of Bahamian fishing laws extends to Florida as officials there cooperate with Bahamians when vessels are identified and found. Abaco has a greater range of challenges for the Department of Fisheries than any other Bahamian Islands. It has more marinas, more rental boats and more yachting visitors scattered over a larger distance than any of the other islands. Those present were unanimous that the fishing laws must be changed with more protection for the fishermen. Their view of protection relates to the unfair competition they face from those visiting here. One suggestion was to delay the opening of crawfishing by visitors by two or four weeks after it opens for Bahamians. This would allow the commercial fishermen to empty their condos without competition by visitors. Other suggestions were to delay the open season date to September first to give the female crawfish time to lay their eggs as many are still egg bearing during August. A September opening date would eliminate most crawfishing by visitors as there are few here then. Some fishermen wanted the crawfish harvesting banned altogether to foreigners as is the case in most other countries. They felt that any loss of visitors due to restrictive rules on crawfish or fishing in general would not materially affect tourism figures. A question was asked if tourism suffered in the Florida Keys because visitors are not allowed to catch crawfish. The fishermen felt neglected by government because other occupations are protected against foreigners but the fishermen are given no consideration. Foreigners can fish with an inexpensive fishing license, but our laws are very restrictive about foreigners working in almost any other occupation. Part FisheriesFrom Page 4


Page 2 B The Abaconian December 15, 2005 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.comP.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 13359 CHEROKEE HOMECUTE 3 BEDROOM /1 BATH COTTAGE, IMMACULATELY KEPT & VERY COMFORTABLE OFFICEAT $166,000 TREASURE CAY TWO ADJACENT LOTS ON GOLF COURSE. PRICED AT $42,000 EACH .MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL ACREAGE. CALL FOR DETAILS LOTS AVAILABLE IN CASUARINA POINT AND BAHAMA PALM SHORES STARTING AT $25,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORESBEACH LOT STARTING AT $110,00 REGATTA TIME SHARE FOR SALE STARTING AT $6,000 REGATTAS CONDO UNIT $290,000CHEROKEE HILLTOP 100’ ELEVATION, BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEW, 3 LOTS. STARTING AT $189,000. CHEROKEE SAND BAR LOTS STARTING AT $169,000. 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.12/15/05 13088 THE SAND BAR at CHEROKEEPotential for expansion. 2+/acres of pristine water front property. Small villa and restaurant buildings. Spectacular views of ocean and sound. $2,455,000.SAND BAR LOTS $169,000. 2818 CASUARINA POINTSPACIOUS BEACH FRONT, 4 BED AND 4 BATH. GORGEOUS VIEW OF BAY AND ATLANTIC OCEANOFFERED AT $695,000 2840 TILLO CAY3.75 ACRE SEA-TO-SEA 2 BED/1.5 BATH COTTAGE PROTECTED BOAT BASIN W/ HORSESHOE DOCK. BRING YOUR YACHT. MOTIVATED SELLER!!REDUCED PRICE $1,85 0,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORESLOVELY ISLAND STYLE 3 BED,2 BATH BEACHFRONT HOME. 20’ ON 100’ GORGEOUS BEACH FRONT. COME & RELAX!! OFFERED AT $580,000 13240 PELICAN SHORESTHIS 3 BED, 3.5 BATH HOME IS SITUATED ON 2 ACRES. POTENTIAL FOR CONDO/TOWNHOUSES WITH 3035 CHEROKEEHILLTOPEXTRAORDINARY OVEANVIEW PROPERTY. PRIVATE AREA. 1/2 ACRE LOTS AVAILABLE STARTING AT $189,000.TWO NICE BUILDING LOTS IN SECLUDED DEVELOPMENT. GREAT INVESTMENT. SOLD 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 13001 13003 LITTLE HARBOURON THE HABOUR FRONT IN QUAINT LITTLE HARBOUR. EXTRAORDINARY VIEWS GREAT ELEVATIONS.STARTING AT $170,0002809 ATLANTIC OCEAN PARCEL WITH BREATH-TAKING BEACH, VERY PRIVATE COCO BAY PARCEL WITH DOCK AND DREGED CHANNEL $750,000 UNDER CONTRACTHappy Holiday from Era Dupuch Real Estate Family described the design as being state-of-the-art. He mentioned his annoyance that daily flights to Treasure Cay had been stopped under the PLP government. However, he vowed to change that when his new government takes over office. Regarding the very serious situation in the Mud and Pigeon Pea, Mr. Ingraham said that there is no easy solution. What is required is good planning and strong leadership. Three ways in which this can be achieved are 1) prevent further construction 2) stop illegalThousands Showed Support for New Party Leader RallyFrom Page 1 Despite rainy weather the crowd responded well to the leaders of the FNM party at a rally held at Abaco Shopping Centre on December 8. This was the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham’s first official visit back to Abaco since being made the party leader at the FNM convention in November. Party supporters from all over Abaco cheered to see him back in a leadership role. immigrants 3) apply strict observance to immigration laws. Mr. Ingraham called Mr. Edison Key to the podium, saying how happy he was to have Mr. Key in the FNM party. Mr. Key responded by saying that it took him only two months to realise that he was in the wrong place after the last election, but he knows that he is in the right place now. The Hon. Brent Symonnette, newly elected deputy leader, told the crowd that this nation is at a crossroads and asked, “Do you want a new decisive leadership or more of the same?” Several times he had the crowd chanting his new catchphrase, “Roll them out, roll them out.” After a rousing welcome from the crowd, Mr. Tommy Turnquest vowed to remain faithful, committed and ready to serve. He praised Robert Sweeting, representative for South Abaco, saying that he is owed a great debt of gratitude for service not only to Abaco but the whole of The Bahamas. Mr. Sweeting was also thanked by Frederik Gottlieb for the fantastic job he has done in representing the people all the years. “It is not an easy task, and I am sorry he will not be representing us again.” Mr. Sweeting said that although he had tried to step aside last election circumstances did not allow it to happen. He is proud to be a part of this organisation and proud of the people of Abaco for electing him on three different occasions. “I am pleased and honoured to have served under the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham. He is the kind of prime minister we need in our country today.” Also addressing the gathering were Loretta Butler Turner, Carl Bethel, Dion Foulkes, Alvin Smith and Ms. Bethel, daughter of Everette Bootle of Cooper’s Town, all of whom expressed the underlying theme of unity. Also travelling as part of the contingent were Johnlee Ferguson, Italia Johnson, Alvin Russell, Frank Watson, Neko Grant and others from Nassau and Grand Bahama.. The rally was broadcast live on Radio Abaco by Silbert Mills and on Love 97 by Mike Smith, from Nassau. The Marsh Harbour Volunteeer Fire Department has dug the foundation for a fire station on Pole Line Drive and is hoping to have it poured by the end of the year. The building is ordered and the members are eager to get it erected. The building will have a maintenance pit to ease engine work.Fire Station Foundation Is Dug


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 3 B Nassau: 242.322.2305 Lyford Cay:242.362.4211 Marsh Harbour:242.367.5046 Hope To wn:242.366.0163 Treasure Cay:242.477.5821 Elbow Cay Properties:242.366.0569 Lubbers Quarters Cay:242.366.3143 Eleuthera & Harbour Is:242.332.2820Damianos Sothebys International RealtySIRbahamas.com Head Office, Nassau: t 242.322.2305 f 242.322.2033Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. George Damianos, CRS, CIPSgeorge.damianos@sothebysrealty.com TREASURE CAY BEACHFRONT SEAGRAPESŽ World famous location. Beautiful residence with awesome ocean views. Professionally decorated featuring 3 bedrooms 3.5 baths, open concept kitchen, dining & living rooms ideal for entertaining. $3,500,000. #2887 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY BEACHFRONT CASA BELLAŽ Luxury 3 bed 3.5 bath home bordering white sand and crystal blue water. Professionally decorated 5,200 sq. ft. of living space with 12 foot ceilings. Marble floors, granite countertops and more. US$3,100,000. #2640 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 TREASURE CAY BEACHFRONT CASTLE ROCKŽ Nestled amid palm trees and tropical foliage is this 4 bed 4 bath home with heated fresh water swimming pool. Panoramic vistas at this world famous location. Excellent rental history. US$1,550,000. #3029 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY WATER VIEWS CROSSWINDSŽ Four bed 3 bath 2,800 sq. ft. family home and apartment. Located in multi-millionaire neighbour-hood. Family room, 2 central A/Cs, 2 generators, 2 fresh water wells and garden. $820,000. #2516 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY SEA VIEWS HILLTOP ESTATESŽ Hilltop 3 bed 2 bath home located 60 feet above sea level with scenic views. The five acre property features hundreds of fruit bearing trees, hillside cottage and double carport. $650,000. #2115 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY WATERFRONTPrime development. T en acre property with 460 feet waterfront, including a 120 foot beach. Four 2 bed 2 bath fully equipped cottages. Development potential as a marina, resort or fishing lodge. Price upon request. #2407 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY BEACHFRONT SANDY SHORESŽ Beautifully laid out 3 bed 2.5 bath family home. This two storey home features an elevator and spacious living areas. Enjoy panoramic 360 degree views and serene ambience. $1,700,000. #2934 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 SUGAR LOAF CAY WATERFRONT Parrot PointŽ Private island ambience at this 5.97 acre property with private harbour, marina with 300 lineal feet of dockage and electricity, main house, cottage, B.E.C. power, generator and ample fresh water. $4,000,000. #1669 George Damianos: 242.362.4211 TREASURE CAY BEACHFRONT SERENITY HOUSEŽ Modern 5,600 sq. ft. two storey 4 bedroom 4.5 bath CBS home. Incredible views from every room. Designed by noted Bahamian Architect John Darville. Two landscaped lots with 290 ft. oceanfront. US$4,900,000. #1660 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 SeaBreeze lumber yard after Hurricane Betsy Sept. 1965 Present site of Standard Hardware lumber yard Photo courtesy of David Cartwright The mail boat Stede Bonnett sits hard aground in Marsh Harbour after riding out Hurricane Betsy in Sept. 1965. Photo courtesy of David Cartwright


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Page 6 B The Abaconian December 15, 2005 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 NEW PRICE $175,000 High Rock Beautiful home 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $710,000 Pelican Shores Duplex 1,200 sq.ft. each side. Furnished, central air, patios. EXCLUSIVE $450,000 Regattas of Abaco Condos For sale or rent by Day, Week or Month Regattas of Abaco 2 bed upstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security. $275,000 SOLD1 MORE AVAILABLE $290,000 Call for Info Pelican Shores elevated lot on the harbour. One of the last (Beautiful views) Lots available on Pelican Shores. Exclusive $485,000 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. Pelican Shores Large Lot on the Harbour. Can be made into two lots. Call for Info 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 Murphy Town Lots for sale approx. 90 x 100 $36,000 each Forest Drive & Crocket Drive Two lots for sale. Call for info. SOLDHigh Rock Beautiful waterfront home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of nicely landscaped property, swimming pool, fully furnished, boat house and dock, fantastic views EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas www.landandsearealty.com Telephone : 242-367-4962E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com or leslie@landandsearealty.comIf We Dont Have It, We Will Find It! K & S Auto Service Crockett Drive & Don MacKay BoulevardMarsh Harbour, Abaco phone 367-2655 Percy Albury, Owner / Manager Sorry we do not service vehicles up on the roof-top Happy HolidaysProvided by GladstoneStoneMcEwan The Abaco Club on Winding Bay has recently hosted three major sporting events. Each event attracted some of the top professional athletes in their prospective sport. November once again saw the pilgrimage of members and guests to attend and participate in the second annual FrancesJeanne II golf tournament. The event was a huge success. It made it possible for the Abaco Club to once again, provide 40 young men from the Abaco Central High School with well paying jobs as caddies. Mr. Billy Andrade, a top PGA golf professional, was in house at the Abaco Club just prior to the golfing event. He is the third esteemed world-rated certified golfer, who has visited the Abaco Club and played the Scottish-styled golf course in the past three months. It was just recently that Mr. Ernie Els and his family stayed at the club. The Els expressed immense satisfaction with the entire facility. Then weeks prior to the Els visit, Mr. Len Mattiace and his family did the same. Golf is not the only game in town at Winding Bay. Tennis is riding high as a favourite sport with members and guests. The Abaco Club courts are quickly becoming a desired venue for the game by some of the best players globally. The Bahamas own Mr. Mark Knowles, one-half of the worlds male doubles tennis champions, and Britains number one tennis player, Mr. Tim Henman, hosted an exhibition clinic at the Abaco Club in late November and invited many of the local children. The clinic attracted locals and in-house players alike. They all were ecstatic to have Mark and Tim as mentors. Also taking place that weekend was the interviewing of Mr. Peter de Savary, the Chairman of the Abaco Club, by Bloomberg Television. Its shows are about the most exquisite properties on the planet and successful business persons the world over. This equates to more mega advertising and exposure for Abaco and The Bahamas. Mark Knowles was so impressed with the facilities that he decided to include the Abaco Club in his Tennis Pro Am Tournaments. The Abaco Club held its first Tennis Pro Am Tournament on December 1st concluding on the 2nd. In attendance was the world male doubles champions, Mr. Knowles and Mr. Nestor. They were both accompanied by their wives, Mrs. Dawn Knowles and Mrs. Natasha Nestor. Ms. Nicole Vaidisova, who emerged as Wimbledons newest rising star in 2005 and is rated number 15 among the female tennis players in the world, was also in attendance. Her coach, Mr. Ales Kodat, and her two brothers, Oliver and Tobias, accompanied her. Mrs. Vicky Knowles, Marks mother, and Mr. Peter Andrews, were also present. The pros elated the spectators and non professionals alike with their brilliance on the courts, further advancing the tennis clinic. The top winner in the Pro Am was Mr. Buzzy Buetenbach. He barely edged out Mr. Rod Naupin in the final game tie breaker. Third place went to Mr. Jimmy Latter and The Abaco Club held a tennis clinic for local children. Coaching them was Mr. Bobby Russell, Activities Director at the Club; Mr. Tim Henman, Britains number one player; and Mr. Mark Knowles, well known Bahamian tennis player. They are shown here with some of the children. Abaco Club Hosts Tennis and Golf Tournaments Please see Abaco Club Page 27 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 ABACO1115 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 Bahama Palm Shores Bahama Palm Shores EXPERTS!!! No one sells more Bahama Palm Shores lots than us. Call today for available lots and prices. 1218 NEW EXCLUSIVE Two story home in Bahama Palm Shores offering two beds along with detached one bedroom guest cottage. A GREAT BUY!! Guana Beach House 1117 two bedroom beach house on beautiful beach perched on high dune. Great views. Excellent rental 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. Yellowwood hillside 1208 Hillside lot with great views of Cherokee and the mainland beaches and ocean looking south and views of Winding Bay. 1226 Royal Harbour waterfront Ideal protected dockage in Marsh Harbour. Close to town, all underground utilities. Yellowwood oceanfront 1221 0,000+ square foot oceanfront lot with spectacular views of Watching Bay. Over 120' of oceanfront 1 Nov 051 234 Beach Walk is a 3/2 home in the settlement of Guana Cay. Just steps to the beach. Call Today Under Contract Tilloo Sea to Sea 1107 Great new price on over 3 acres of bay and oceanfront land. Unlimited possibilities.


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7 B Nassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660Showing Integrity Every DayIncredible hilltop home named for the ancient Tamarind tree that stands proudly surrounded by the breezey wraparound verandah. Beautiful, fully furnished 2 bed 2 bath home with one bedroom apartment and one acre of land in very private Lucayos Subdivision. Awesome view of the Sea of Abaco. Community dock steps away. 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 $70,0002 lots available each lot priced atNEW LISTING! Long BeachEXCLUSIVE LISTINGS Peek-A-View' Hope Town #2136 $868,000One 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 $156,000Breathtaking views await you once you are standing upon this lovely 10,000 square foot hill top property in Long Beach. Lot # 370 is a corner lot with great elevation and views of the open Atlantic Ocean. Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood about 30 minutes south of Marsh Harbour with quality neighbours to entertain once you build your dream home. Long Beach #2205 $89,000 Buttonwood #1849 $143,000This lovely, elevated lot overlooks the Sea of Abaco and is located in the quiet Buttonwood subdivision. Only a 10 minute walk to the settlement of White Sound and the beach, this lot is an excellent spot to build a cottage or rental home surrounded by native foliage. The community dock is just down the hill from the property. Gorgeous, 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath secluded home situated beachfront on the shores of Long Beach, minutes from Marsh Harbour. This picture book 2 story beach house is newly constructed, never lived in move in and decorate to your own taste. Excellent construction Hardy panel siding and hurricane resistant windows. #2221 $549,900Beautiful home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Private dock permit already approved. Ideal family hideaway w/ private water access. 2 of the 4 beds have private quarters & baths. Ideal for entertaining, there is a bar set into the living room & a cosy fireplace to enjoy on those cooler tropical evenings. Wraparound decks are the perfect spot to enjoy the ocean view. West Wind' Buttonwood #1852 $1,500,000This 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 $144,000Beautiful Wooded Lot Elbow Cay #2175 $1,200,000Tamarind Hill White SoundCall 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


Page 8 B The Abaconian December 15, 2005 Wants to thank all our customers for their loyalty and support over the past year. We wish you all A Merry Christmas & A Healthy & Prosperous New Year. School NewsCentral Abaco PrimaryBook Donation Will Benefit Grade One StudentsBy Portia Jonsson On November 17th Ms. Clare Symonette, Area Manager with Harcourt International, visited Abaco to personally deliver and introduce grade one teachers to the Harcourt Trophies Books purchased by the Ministry of Education with the generous donation of $20,000 from Bakers Bay. These reading books will be implemented in the schools in January 2006. Harcourt International develops, publishes and markets exemplary textbooks and related instructional materials for school and home use for students in Pre-K through sixth grade. Trophies is a developmental reading/language arts program. Explicit phonics instructions, direct reading instruction; guided reading strategies, phonetic awareness instruction; systematic, intervention strategies; integrated language arts components and state-of-the-art assessment tools ensure every student successfully learns to read. The teachers were very excited about the new books and can hardly wait to begin using them in the classrooms.Abaco Cetnral High SchoolNew Computers Are DonatedBy Gladstone ”Stone”McEwan “We are overwhelmed by the gifts. Since being devastated by the fire a few months ago, The Abaco Club on Winding Bay is the second organization to contribute assistance. The first was the Bahamas Union of Teachers,” said Mr. Euthal Green, the principal at Abaco Central High School, when the school was presented with two new computers by the Abaco Club with partial assistance coming from Mr. Malcolm Spicer, owner of Abacom Computer Services in Marsh Harbour. “This is the type of corporate spirit we need to see more of on Abaco,” Mr. Spicer said. He further went on to say, “I taught at this school for 12 years and can relate to not having efficient tools to effectively educate the children. This is a great example the Abaco Club has displayed by taking the varied interest it has in the local communities.” This was the second consecutive year the school has rendered assistance to the Abaco Club by allowing some of the male students to become caddies for a weekend during one of its annual golf tournaments. “The involvement of the young men was the brain child of Mr. Peter de Savary, Chairman of the Abaco Club on Winding Bay,” said Mr. Floyd Swain, General Manager at the Abaco Club. “I myself am an Abaconian and appreciate all that the good club is doing on Abaco. I wish there had been persons such First grade teachers of Central Abaco Primary School attended a learning session presented by Ms. Clare Symonette of Harcourt International. She was introducing a new set of reading books for grade one students that were purchased with the generous donation of $20,000 by the Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club. Two computers were donated by the Abaco Club on Winding Bay to Abaco Central High School. Mr. Malcolm Spicer of Abacom supplied the computers. Mr. Floyd Swain, General Manager, presented the computers to Mr. Euthal Green, Principal, who was much appreciative. Shown here are Stone McEwan, Mr. Green, Mr. Swain, Mr. Spicer and Rev. Stephen Knowles, President of the PTA. Please see School Page 10


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9 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 INVESTMENTwww.coldwellbankerbahamas.comDundas 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. Yellowwood-Large waterfront lot available. Comprising 37,368 sq.ft of property, this parcel commands endless ocean views and runs 184 on the Atlantic.-$275,000 COLDWELL BANKER LIGHTBOURN REALTY Green Turtle Cay-#5191 Luxurious home located on a 2.5 mile sandy beach. Consists 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. Comprising 10 guest rooms 40 seat restaurant and bar, patio and swimming pool. Painstakingly restored to its 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____________________________________________________________________ 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 Dec. 15th 2005Dundas Town-#5276 Income producing property, unfinished duplex on elevated lot. Situated on lot 100x128-$92,000. Call for more details. Lubbers-#0350 -vacant lot in Abaco Ocean Club. Comprises 10,125 sq.ft. call today for more details. $70,000UNDER CONTRACT Green Turtle Cay-#5347 This island paradise is a rare find for the discerning yachtsman who 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 $2,300,000.00NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGSand Banks Near Treasure Cay -5432 10acres of property with a 1bed/1bath home features a canal and dock. Great bonefishing! Property has lots of potential, Call today. Yellowwood Cottage-#5027 partially completed 1bed/1 bath cottage on a 150x175lot. Near to Cherokee Sound. $150,000.00 Leisure Lee-#5366-3 bed, 3bath home in quiet neighborhood. 1,600 sq.ft. living space, extensive wrap around screened in porch and central A/C. All lots have beach access. $347,000.00Yellowwood-Vacant property features elevations and views of Cherokee Sound. This 33,690 sq.ft. lot is a great location for a home.-$82,000 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.-$705,000Ready to sell? Looking to buy? Call us today! orPlease visit our new office location on Queen Elizabeth Drive, Next to the Fire Station. Man-O-War Cay # 5439 2 bed/2 bath home in immaculate condition, 1,280 sq. ft. Features generator, tool shed and wrap around covered porch. Furnished and awaiting its new owner-$399,000. Man-O-War Cay-#5451-Two, 2bed/2bath cottages on 16,000 sq. ft. of waterfront property. Features 60,000 gallon rain water cistern, generator house and 15KW generator. Post card pretty view. $1,100,000.00 Call today!Marsh Harbour-List#5464-2bed/ 2 bath home in SweetingsVillage. Furnished, central A/C, hobby room and outside patio space. Call now! $250,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGManjackCay-10 acres of property with beautiful beachfront at both ends. Protected anchorage on west side. Close to Green Turtle Cay.$2,000,000Man-O-War-#5475-Vacant property from sea to sea on Eastern Harbour. Total of 160 of waterfront. Rare offer. $830,500 Call now! NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGUNDER CONTRACT Man-O-War Cay # 5509 3 bed/3bath, two story home. Short distance to the Atlantic Ocean. Features an upstairs loft, 17.5 KW generator, several outdoor patios, basement, manicured lawn. $750,000.00NEW LISTING Long Beach-#5520 Long Beach is a 40 minute drive from Marsh Harbour. Lot 115 is a corner lot and in size. $55,000.00NEW LISTINGGreen Turtle CayHave A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Page 10 B The Abaconian December 15, 2005 as him around during my school days on Abaco.” Apart from the young men receiving adequate compensation for their services as caddies, they also unknowingly gave something back to the school. This came in the form of a commitment that was made to the school by Mr. Mark Scott, Project Director for the Abaco Club, and Stone McEwan, Public Relations Officer, to Mr. Green to provide the computers as an extension of good will for allowing the students to participate. Pastor Steven Knowles, the school’s PTA president said, “This is a wonderful gesture by the Abaco Club and Abacom; they are much needed because the computer plays a pivotal role in today’s world and education. I also can say with all certainty that all of the parents and students are more than grateful.”Students Attend a Conclave in NassauBy Portia Jonsson Eleventh grade student Tajah Deveaux and tenth grader Brittany Taylor of Abaco Central High participated in an intense three-day Adolescent Health Conclave sponsored by the Ministry of Health, the DeMore School News SchoolFrom Page 8 partment of Public Health and the Pan American Health Organization in Nassau on November 14th – 16th. The conclave’s overall goal was to raise awareness about complex issues surrounding the adolescents in The Bahamas as well as provide participants with specific intervention skills. It brought together almost 100 students from schools throughout The Bahamas including Eleuthera, North Andros, San Salvador, Acklins, Exuma, Long Island, Grand Bahama, Crooked Island and Rum Cay. Ms. Samantha Evans, Guidance Counselor at the school, accompanied the students and said it was very encouraging for her to know that she had the full support of their parents. The girls’ parents felt it was a God’s send and blessing for their daughters to be exposed to positive events. Ms. Evans saw this opportunity for the students as an extension of their training as peer counselors and a way for them to interact with other positive teens in The Bahamas. During the conclave Tajah gave a preKathleen 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: Please see School Page 11 Pluto, Disney’ dog character, made a surprise stop at Agape Christian School on December 8th to the delight of students in grades Kindergarten 3 through six. Pluto posed for photos with the kids in each classroom and handed out small toys to all the boys and girls. Accompanying Pluto was Ms. Felemease Sawyer of the Ministry of Education and Disney staff members. Disney characters visited schools in North, Central and South Abaco including St. Francis de Sales, Central Abaco Primary and Every Child Counts. Pluto is pictured with grade six students at Agape Christian School.


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 BBRIGANTINE 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! $400,000 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 $556,000 +12% 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. MOTIVATED SELLER $406,000 OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Pool side / garden location 2 bed / 2 bath $369,000 VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE • Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. ocean front/ Sand Piper Bch. Beginning at $875,000 • Canal Front Beginning at $264,500 • Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded Beginning at $175,000 • 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 $783,500 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 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 If you’d like to buy or sell a piece of property,Call Uncle BillMadeira Park Plaza Suite1l l l l l P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamas email : wfhertz@cocotels.netWilliam Hertz Limited l l l l l Tel. & Fax. 365-8061 More School News SchoolFrom Page 10 Please see School Page 13 sentation of the influences students are faced with in schools. She spoke in terms that young persons understand and proved to the audience that she is a leader in training. Ms. Evans selected the girls because they present themselves well and would interact and mingle. She hopes other activities come up so that more students can participate. Because of Tajah and Brittany’s participation in the conclave, they will become ambassadors and share the knowledge.Forest Heights AcademyOutside the ClassroomNow that Forest Heights students have successfully settled into their studies, extra curricular activities are in full swing. The yearly District Spelling Bees displayed a wide array of excellent spellers from all over Abaco. Forest Heights competitors were as follows: 7 grade students: Dawnishka Morley and Anneisha Jones; 8


Page 12 B The Abaconian December 15, 2005 the perfect gift. For anyone. Anytime. Anywhere. the gift cardAny Amount! $25.00 $1,000.00Anywhere!Gift cards are available from and redeemable at any Solomon's or Cost Right locationsanywhere in The Bahamas & Turks & Caicos.Anytime!Your gift card never expires and you don't have to spend it all at once: the balance will remain on your card until spent.Anything!Redeem gift cards on anything in any of our 8 locations: Groceries, electronics, clothing, toys, housewares & more!Your Choice:Offers, terms & conditions apply to the gift cards available from and redeemable at Abaco Markets Solomons and Cost Right loc ations only. The gift card has no value until activated with purchase. Gift cards cannot be returned, exchanged or redeemed for cash. Gift cards cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or damaged. Perfect for Christmas gifts and bonusesfor employees,customers & associatesEmail giftcards@abacomarkets.com or call 1.242.325.2122 for more information Early Shopping Made Easy It's the gift that's "always just right"!SOLOMON'S, Queens Highway (Across from Kent Motors), Freeport, Mon-Sat: 8am-8pm & Sun: 8am-noon THOMPSONS WHOLESALE, Milton Street, Freeport, Mon-Sat: 8am-6pm, SOLOMON'S SUPERCENTER, Nathan Key Drive, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Mon-Thur: 8am-7pm, Fri & Sat: 8am-8pm, Sun: 8am-2pm SOLOMON'S TREASURE CAY (formerly Treasure Cay Mini-Mart), Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Mon-Sat: 8am-6pm & Sun: 9am-1pm COST RIGHT (formerly Abaco Wholesale), Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Mon-Sat: 8am-6pm, Credit cards accepted SOLOMONS SUPERCENTRE, Old Trail Road, Nassau, Mon…Sat: 8am9 pm & Sun 7am-12noon, Credit Cards accepted COST RIGHT, Town Centre Mall, Nassau, Mon…Fri: 9am-9pm & Sat 8am-9pm, Credit Cards accepted COST RIGHT, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, Open 7 days a week: 8am-9pm, Pizzeria hours: Sun-Thurs: 10am-11pm, Fri & Sat: 10am-mid night, Credit Cards accepted


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13 B Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, Abaco B & D MarineAbaco’s Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products• Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items• At the Traffic Light • P.O. Box AB 20461 • Marsh Harbour • Abaco • Tel: 242-367-2622 • Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKI SUZUKI SUZUKI SUZUKI SUZUKI Aba Aba Aba Aba Aba co R co R co R co R co R eal Estat eal Estat eal Estat eal Estat eal Estat e Agency e Agency e Agency e Agency e Agency Abaco Real Estate AgencyAbaco’s Oldest and Most Experienced Real Estate Agency“ EXCLUSIVE LISTING”GUANA CAY BEACH FRONT300 yards NE of Nippers Large 105’ x 300+’ building site HURRY $550,000 SANDY POINT BEACHFRONT2 Beautiful Lots $89,900 each or $165,000 for bothSUNRISE BAYMarsh Harbour Only 10 lots remaining From $142,000OLD KERRJust South of Bahama Palm Shores 10.8 acres Great Elevations $165,000LONG BEACHLots 316 & 418 $48,000BAHAMA PALM SHORES2 lots $27,500 eachMARSH HARBOURCommercial Lot Near Spooners Dept Store $150,000ABACO REAL ESTATEP.O.Box AB-20404 Marsh Harbour, Abaco,BahamasPhone : (242) 367-2719 Fax : (242) 367-2359 • www.abacobahamas.comContact Bill Thompson 477-5712 Lil Bill Albury or Elaine Thompson MARSH HARBOURCOMMERCIAL2300 +/sq. ft. Building 10,500 sq.ft. property GREAT LOCATION Call for information CROSSING BEACH AREAMarsh Harbour 3/4 acre 138’ waterfront $365,000REGATTAS OF ABACOUNIT 307 2/2 Beautifully furnished GREAT BUY $276,000YELLOWWOOD, CHEROKEE1.17 Acres Great Views of Winding Bay & Atlantic $300,000BUSTIC BAY2 1/2 Acre Lots each with 100 ft Waterfront. 10 minutes to Marsh Harbour $89,000 eachORCHID BAY, GUANA CAY1.07 Acre waterfront Lot 144 on Sea of Abaco $849,000LEISURE LEEInterior Lots from $34,800DORROS COVEElbow Cay Lot#39 With private boat slip $250,000UNDER CONTRACTgrade students: Avery Thompson and Shannon Marino Albury; and 9 grader students: Taj Anderson and Steffan Curry. All More School Newsworked very hard and made a good showing with Taj coming in Second Place in the 9th Grade District Competition. Several different clubs have been very busy since September. A new unit of the SchoolFrom Page 11 Governor General’s Youth Award currently has over 20 participants being led by Upper School Science teacher, Mr. Jim Richard. To receive their awards, the young people must complete a two-day, 15-mile Adventure Journey, perform community service, develop a skill and participate in scheduled physical recreation over a threemonth period. The GGYA has already taken a trip to Cross Harbour where they studied mangrove ecology and did a beach clean up. Meanwhile, the Anchor Club has regrouped with 24 four students. The major goal of their club is to serve their communities, beginning with projects such as collecting bags of clothing for the victims of Hurricane Wilma on Grand Bahama and Grand Cay, providing Thanksgiving desserts for the students at ECC and serving at the Pilot Club’s barbeque. Their advisor is History and Social Studies teacher, Mrs. Leazona Richard. In addition, the Drama Club began its 8th year with auditions for the spring play, Tales from the Bookstore Mrs. Richard has joined Mrs. Leslie Kennedy as co-director. St. Francis de Sales School in Marsh Harbour held a school spelling bee. The winners shown here are, front row: Melik Moultrie, Chandra Mackey, Mona Burrows, Natalia Sawyer, back row: Brittaney McDonald, Alia Diehl, Fieasha Johnson and Tourissa Pierre. Please see School Page 25


Page 14 B The Abaconian December 15, 2005 Bahamas Address:P.O. Box AB20737 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2091 242-367-3341 Fax: 242-367-2235 242-367-4885 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.comU.S. Delivery Address:Gulfstream Lines/Heavy Lift Services 801 Avenue E. Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Tel: 561-840-9393 Fax: 561-863-3451 Contact: John Gilson Joint Venture ofUnited Abaco Shipping Co.&Marsh Harbour Shipping Co.* Weekly sailings from West Palm Beach and Nassau. NEW Warehouse outside of Port Security Area. When Shipping to Abaco RememberABACO SHIPPINGRELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE General Cargo, 20' & 40' Dry and Refrigerated Containers, Drive on Ramps, Special Charters to the Cays. M/V TRITON EXPRESS M/V DUKE OF TOPSAILABACOSHIPPINGABACOSHIPPING VAN STRATTON INSURANCE AGENCYwishes you and yours A Blessed Holiday SeasonMerry Christmas & Happy New Year!Awana Club Attracts YouthBy Sandra G. Elden A pproved W orkmen A re N ot A shamed The name Awana is an acronym taken from 2nd Timothy 2:15, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” It is a ministry of Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel. They average about 100 youth ages five to 11 in attendance now and are planning for some exciting things to happen in the New Year. On Tuesdays during the school year from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. they meet for a challenging time of skills and fun. The time is divided into three segments, Bible Time, Handbook and Awards, half hour each with the last segment playing Awana games. They also have special nights like Pajama Night and Funny Hat Night. Boys and girls ages five to seven are called Sparks. The next groups of girls and boys ages eight to 11 are called T & T (Truth and Training). Troy Albury is the Commander of the club accompanied by three Directors, Leah Pinder, Farrah Cartwright and Andy Stratton along with about 25 Leaders. The games are formed in the unique Awana circle and the girls and boys are divided into four groups who wear the Awana colours, red, blue, green and yellow. Throughout the year they compete against each other and the winning team will earn the Marvin Higgs Memorial Floating Trophy. The winning team will have their name on it and will give them bragging rights for the year. Focusing on Bible Time, they have singing and counseling within that segment. They learn memory verses and have a good foundation of the Gospel and Bible truths. Within the Handbook they have eight sections on lessons based on the Bible and will complete them within the year. Early in the year there are plans for a gymnasium to be built on the site in which the Awana group are excitedly looking forward to. Youth Club NewsAwana Club members are shown here with their leaders at the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel. They meet weekly for recreation and devotions. Please see Youth Page 15


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 15 B LEISURE LEE:Rocks CleftŽ(Ref #466) Fully furnished, topsider home, 3 bedroom, 3 bath with 2,600 s/f on 2 levels located on peninsula with 360 degree waterfront views, canal front dockage for 100+ yacht, boat ramp, lots of amenitites includes vehicle and boat. Price: $986,000.LITTLE HARBOUR:Waterfront PropertyŽ(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.NORTH ABACO:Waterfront LotŽ(Ref #431) Large waterfront lot includes 20,000+ sq.ft with 110 ft of waterfront on the Sea of Abaco. Deep water access, views of Spanish Cay just 3 miles south of Coopers Town. All utilities accessible. $114,500.REDUCEDBAHAMA PALM SHORES:Beach Front ParcelŽ(Ref #337) Spacious 17,129 sq. ft., 124 foot sandy beach frontage on Atlantic Ocean, Spectacular ocean views $299,000.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 HomeŽ(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 LotsŽ(Ref#368) 2 adjoining lots, harbour front road location, across from the public dock, total frontage 161 feet, $245,000 each.BUSTICK BIGHT: Waterfront AcreageŽ(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 ParcelsŽ(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.MARSH HARBOUR:Great Abaco Club Canal LotŽ(Ref#440) Choice cleared lot ready for construction in highly desireable gated community, dockage potential for 55 vessel plus 26 runabout, location provides great rental home possibilities and use of all resort amenities. Limited number of lots available in this community! Price $499,000. Prime Real Estate Listing Throughout Abaco TREASURE CAY:"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."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."Beachfront Vacant Lot"(Ref #462) 1.82 acre cleared lot with 144 of prime beach frontage, located on prestigious Ocean Blvd, all utilities available, limited beach lots available in this area. Price $1,550,00."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."Four Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #454) Luxurious fully furnished 4 bedroom, 3 bath two level waterfront condominium overlooking both Treasure Cay Marina and poolside. Large kitchen for entertaining, master suite overlooks marina with sitting area and balcony. Price $485,000."Brigantine Beach Condo"(Ref #369) 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath bath townhouse with ocean views just steps from the beach, furnished, rental history $458,000.Canal Lot on Brigantine Bay(Ref #321) Oversized, cleared, 130' canal frontage, deep water $365,000."Two Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #454) 2 bedroom, 1 bath fully furnished, two level poolside unit within view of Treasure Cay Marina and just a 5 minute walk from the Treasure Cay Beach. Can be combined with listing #455 to make a 3 bed/2bath with open living area. Price $317,900."One Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #455) 1 bed, 1 bath fully furnished ground floor poolside unit. Mariners Cove offers pool, tennis courts, laundry facilities, on site management, good rental potential. Price $200,000.Canal Lot PackageŽ(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. Residential Inland LotŽ(Ref #442) Choice residential lot on paved Flamingo Drive, located just one block from Ocean Blvd. 10,000 s/f & 80 on the road. All utilities are available at the property boundary, including TV & DSL. Price $45,000. 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 VACATIONRENTALS15th Dec, 2005 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 New Vision’s Cross Venture Youth GroupBy Sandra G. Elden Cross Venture Youth Group at New Vision Ministries is marching ahead. They average about 65 to 70 young people whose ages range from 11 to 18. Chris Pinder is the Youth Pastor and in charge of the group with about ten rotating volunteers that help with the group. They meet Friday nights 7:30 to 9:30 and have a variety of games, ping pong, checkers, four square, volley ball and others. On special occasions there are scavenger hunts, movie nights and center court basketball. They organize wet nights involving balloons, hay rides, medieval dress up and play jousting. Time is spent discussing and sharing different topics. There is also Bible Study time on Wednesday evening 7:30pm to 9:30 and they are hoping to begin focusing on a Praise Band in the New Year. There is also a group called Adventure Seekers with about 15 boys who go camping and hiking. On one of their trips, they went hiking to Cross Harbour and hiked to a blue hole, which was about five miles away. An exciting trip is being planned for July 7th that will involve ten days at a Christian camp in Tennessee at Doe River Gorge. There is certainly plenty for young people to get involved with! In the New Year they are hoping to have the Police and Fire Department come and give talks and insight about their community efforts. In the future much needed space will be provided for volunteers that will teach music, sewing, carpentry, arts and crafts and more. The young people will be encouraged to produce their own short films in a very creative way. Ground is being prepared at the back of New Vision and will be part of a ball field that the young people are excitedly looking forward to. Keep up the good work New Vision! More Youth Club News Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerel’s Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Tuesdays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort YouthFrom Page 14


Page 16 B The Abaconian December 15, 2005 We thank our valued customers for their loyalty and support throughout the year. We wish them, and their families, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We thank our valued customers for their loyalty and support throughout the year. We wish them, and their families, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. MARSH HARBOURP. O. Box AB-20404 Stratton DriveTEL(242) 367-2549FAX(242) 367-3075HOPE TOWNHope Town HideawaysTEL366-0224TREASURE CAYTreasure Cay Shopping CentreTEL365-8650GREEN TURTLE CAYIsland Property Management OfficeTEL365-4465GUANA CAYNext to Guana Grocery Storeabacoinsurance@coralwave.com


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 17 B #8928. Secluded 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Located directly across the lane from Eight Mile Bay and its gorgeous beach. Rooftop deck enjoys some of the best views in the area. Room to expand and put your personal touch to this promising home. $422,000BAHAMA PALM SHORES #9297: Bordering the Sea of Abaco with the Atlantic Ocean to the east, this expansive parcel boasts 77 fabulous acres, including high elevations, a pond, dense native coppice, numerous coconut palm trees and pristine white sand beaches. Serious inquiries only, please.LYNYARD CAY#9510: Greenland Bay. Gorgeous, unspoiled beach front, dazzling white sand, rolling grassland interior. Parcels encompass 100 to 200 feet on the beach, depth of +/300’. 30 miles south of Marsh Harbour. Only one parcel may be sold in each instance; the entire acerage is not offered a whole. Starting at $ 120,000. GREENLAND BAY#9770: Leisure Lee. Lovely, oversized wooded home site containing 18,204 sq. ft. Inland location, road-to-road site with possible views of canal system and the Sea of Abaco if buyer “builds up”. A greenway borders one boundary making the site secluded and private. $68,500. LEISURE LEE #9492. Lovely homesite in secluded Bahama Coral island; just 10 minutes north of Marsh Harbour. Elevated and just across from natural wildlife area and 5 minutes to the secluded beach area. Great views if “built up”! Buy now for the future! $21,000.BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND #9486: Rare homesite located on the secluded peninsula of Eastern Shores. Property runs sea-to-sea, 70' on the protected “Creek”, western boundry runs 120', eastern boundary 133'. Serious inquiries only, please.EASTERN SHORES #10066. NEW! “Out There”. Island cottage situated on 1 acre, spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Sea of Abaco. Carefully deisgned encompassing 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and wide open plan living area. Open beam ceilings, spacious screened and open deck. Tile floors, tongue & groove cypress walls/ceilings. Includes 6800kw Honda generator, ample rainwater cisterns, golf cart. Direct access to beaches and soon to be built dock on Sea of Abaco. Offered fully furnished. $514,000. #9073. NEW! Almost new! Nicely elevated cottage overlooks the Sea of Abaco and catches every tropical breeze. Two bedrooms, 2 baths, hobby room, laundry nook, home is wired for generator power. Tiled living areas, carpeted bedrooms. Sturdy cement construction, tongue and groove ceilings. The perfect first home or retirement cottage! Move in condition! $230,000.#9092: Modern triplex with efficiency apartment. Well-built, solid concrete construction, tile floors. Spacious back yard. Convenient to Government Primary school and all amenities. Nice quiet culde-sac location. Fully furnished, this won’t last long! $285,000. DUNDAS TOWN #9601. Building site situated in Anchorage Estates, the perfect location for a small multi-family project. Located adjacent to the round-about, this 14,000 sq.ft. lot is zoned muti-family and could be developed for a small boutique style resort. $69,500.TREASURE CAY #9323. Just built and never lived in! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, nicely detailed with arched interior doorways, tile and modern fully equipped kitchen. The perfect starter home for a young family. Near Government high school and all conveniences of town living. $150,000.MURPHY TOWN #3646: Two nice side-by-side home sites just 300 feet from Eight Mile Bay Beach. Good elevation, cleared and ready to build. Buy both for a generous building envelope and ‘build up’ for Atlantic Ocean views and breezes. $41,000 each. #9939. Lovely wooded home site located in the secluded community of Bahama Palm Shores. The site is situated within 300 ft of the gorgeous 8 Mile Bay and its sugar sand beach! Build up for views and breeze. Priced to sell! $38,000.BAHAMA PALM SHORES #9934. “Southwind”. One of the first homes built on the lovely peninsula of Pelican Shores. Encompassing just under one acre of land, fronting on Duck Pond. Comprised of 2 bedroom/2 bath, den/library, open living and dining area and galley style kitchen. Included is a guest cottage, pool, enclosed 12Kw generator and dock. A promising property with superior land value and great potential for the discerning, imaginative buyer. SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY PLEASE.PELICAN SHORES#9935. Lovely home site of approximately 10,000 sq.ft with high elevation and views of the sea on the west of Abaco and the South side. Conveniently located just 3 miles north of Marsh Harbour. $35,000. REDUCED! UNDER CONTRACT! REDUCED! UNDER CONTRACT!BAHAMA PALM SHORESUNDER CONTRACT!BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND GUANA CAY SWEETINGS VILLAGE


Page 18 B The Abaconian December 15, 2005 OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER TIES TIES TIES TIES TIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 • Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636 E-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs • www.oceanblueproperties.comSales, Rentals and Property ManagementON GREEN TURTLE CAY: New listing! Family estate located on Gillam Bay and Black Sound consisting of one two story furnished house with three bedrooms; three baths; two kitchens and two living areas. Sits on rise of land with spectacular views of both Gillam Bay and Black Sound. 1.67 acres. Two vehicles. 2 car garage. Caretaker’s cottage with one bedroom and one bath. House has 120' dock on Black Sound in hurricane sheltered waters. 3.9 acres of property with 340' of beachfront on Gillam Bay. Estate can be sold as two parcels. $1.99 million for 2 story house. $3 million for beachfrout parcel. Viewing by appointment only. New listing! 118 feet of beachfront on north end of Bight O Bay. 174' deep. 1/3 acre. Gorgeous beach cove lot with stunning views of Atlantic Ocean. $620,000 (all closing costs included) New listing! 12,500 sq. ft. inland lot. Within walking distance of GT Club; Coco Bay Beach and Ocean Beach. Electrical supply nearby. $100,000 (all closing costs in.) New listing! Two newly constructed three bedroom, two bath 40x36 furnished cottages plus porch on approximately one-half acre of land each on the Atlantic Ocean beach on the north end of the island. “Conch Shell” and “Conch Pearl” are landscaped and feature an 18’ vaulted living room ceiling; 9,000 gallon rain water tank; and a ground floor store room for golf cart storage. Use of shared private dock on Coco Bay included. Dock has 4 1/2 ft. draft at low tide. Just 75 yards off shore is an incredible snorkeling reef. Amenities include: Central A/C; W/D; hand painted cabinets by local artist; and storm shutters. $1.55 million each (closing costs included) New listing! 90' of beachfront on south end of Bight O Bay. 560' deep. One acre of spectacular white sandy beach. $840,000 (all closing costs in) New listing! Waterfront lot on Bay. Dock to be decked over with 10' draft protected during storms. A few steps and you are on Coco Bay Beach. Outstanding water views. 12,000 sq. ft. $650,000 plus 7% to close. New listing! Two 3/4 acre lots each with 112' of beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean. Short walking distance to great diving reef within 75 yards of shore. Exquisite ocean views. Quiet residential area. Ten minutes to a major resort. Each $625,000 plus 7% to close. For the discerning buyer seeking privacy and a secluded location. Two bedroom three bath furnished Bahamian style home overlooking Bluff Harbour and the Sea of Abaco. Good elevation. 30,000 gallon cistern. Dock with sling on Bluff Harbour. 2 acres with over 1,000 feet of shoreline. Gazebo to watch the sunsets. $3 million gross. Four unit furnished income-producing building with views of Coco Bay and use of shared private dock. $700,000 plus 7% to close. Three bedroom two bath newly constructed home in residential area overlooking green space and pond. Jacuzzi. A/C throughout. Fully fitted out kitchen. Vaulted ceilings throughout. Large decks. Screened porch. Landscaped. 1/4 acre. Close to town and within walking distance of Ocean beach. B$660,000 North End: Stunning three bedroom two bath home block construction home with fireplace. Outstanding views of Atlantic Ocean. 35' high elevation. Spacious screened in porch. One acre. 125' on ocean. $1.32 million plus 7% to close. Under Contract: Wood building on lot in New Plymouth Deck House Lot 8A and 9 Coco Bay prime water front residential Gillam Bay House Lots H1 and H2 Sold: Getzaway Cottage Gillam Bay About 7:30 a.m. November 6 a Dundas Town man went into his room-mate’s bedroom, called his name, Lionel McSweeney, but got no answer. Police and a doctor were called and he was pronounced dead. He was known to have a heart condition and an autopsy will be preformed on the 38-yearold man. A search warrant to a resident’s house in the Pigeon Peas on November 7 about dusk found a large assortment of grocery items. He was arrested and charged with Breach of the Shop License Act. The SC Bootle High School was broken into during the night of November 9. Burglers stole $1500 worth of computers, cash and softball equipment apparently by using a missing door key. A Blackwood woman reported on November 9 someone forged her name on a letter using her name to request a taxi plate which was registered in her name. A man was arrested on Grand Cay on November 9 for being in possession of prohibited fishing apparatus, exceeding the bag limit for conch and for commercial fishing. He was released on $3,000 bail pending a court appearance in Cooper’s Town. Two young people from Cooper’s Town were arrested on November 11 about 10:30 p.m. when found with a 16-inch cutlass and a 6-inch dagger under the front seat of their car. They were charged with unlawfully carrying arms. A Spring City woman was assaulted in a night club on Don MacKay Boulevard when a young man threw a drink in her face. This happened about 1 a.m. on Saturday, November 12. A Dundas Town woman was assaulted while driving with her boyfriend in the area of the Treasure Cay airport on November 13 about 6 p.m. A Grand Cay man was arrested on November 13 about 10 p.m. for possession of marijuana. A resident of the Bahama Beach Club in Treasure Cay had her apartment entered in the afternoon of November 13. Stolen was a bag containing $60, a cell phone, credit cards and a U.S. passport. Island Development in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of November 11 and a burglar stole $550 in cash. The Abaco Bookkeeping Service in Memorial Plaza was broken into during the weekend of November 11. One or more burglars stole the safe valued at $400 and containing $1705 cash. The safe was later found opened about a block away in the bushes. An apartment on Forest Drive in Murphy Town was broken into during the day of November 14 while he was away from his residence. Stolen were a 24-inch television and a DVD player of $225 total value. A woman living in the Mud was arrested on November 14 for causing $500 in damages in Alvarez Convenience Store on Crockett Drive A truck parked for repairs at the AID building in Marsh Harbour was broken into sometime between November 10 and 15. A stereo system was stolen. A Dundas Town man was arrested on November 15 for assaulting a woman. A 12-foot dinghy with a 15 HP Mercury engine was reported missing sometime between November 12 and 15 from the Hope Town Sailing Club dock. A 27-year-old male resident of Government Subdivision in Marsh Harbour was arrested on November 15 with regard to having sex with a minor five months ago. Two Dundas Town men were arrested on November 16 about midnight in Sandy Point when found in possession of two pounds of marijuana A search warrant for a house in Dundas Town on November 16 disclosed seven bags of marijuana in a garbage can in the kitchen. This resulted in the arrest of two men and one woman. The Wil Dou Liquor Store on Bay Street in Marsh Harbour was broken into sometime during the night of November 19. An assortment of liquor and cash were taken. The son of a Murphy Town woman was assaulted by five Haitian males while at a fast food shop in Marsh Harbour at noon on November 19. He received a wound to his forehead. A resident of Cherokee was arrested at dusk on November 20 while at the ferry dock in Marsh Harbour for using obscene language and for disorderly behaviour to the annoyance of a ferry boat captain. Approximately fifty cellular phones valued at $12,000 were stolen from a Freeport man while staying in Crown Haven. This happened between 5 and 8 pm by a burglar on November 18. A suspect was named. A burglar broke into the Elico Bank in the Loyalist Plaza, ex Barclay’s building, in Marsh Harbour during the night of November 20 and stole $850. A generator valued at $3300 was stolen by a burglar during a night break-in on November 21 from Master Marine and Cycle on Bay Street in Marsh Harbour. The Back Street Caf in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of November 22. A Cooper’s Town man was arrested on November 23 after being found the previous day fondling his mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. A vehicle check by the Marsh Harbour traffic light on November 24 at 5 pm rePlease see Police Page 19Police Crime Report


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19 BRepresenting the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAILCorner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250 sulted in 13 persons found with traffic offences. A resident of the Mud was arrested for shop breaking on November 24 while in the vicinity of the Batelco building. The BEC office in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the weekend of November 25 although nothing appeared to have been taken. A 27-foot Concept sport fishing boat powered with a 250 HP Mercury was impounded when found off Murphy Town. The serial number had been removed. Customs seized the boat pending clarification of the duty. The men were from Nassau and Freeport. Investigations are continuing as it is suspected the boat may have been stolen.. A three-bedroom house in Fox Town was destroyed by fire on November 28. A bucket brigade was unable to contain the blaze which was believed to have started by a trash fire behind the house. A 13-year-old boy was treated at the Government Clinic November 29 for a stab wound in his back. This led to another 13 year old boy being arrested. A burglar stole $200 after breaking into the Bahama Family Market during the night of November 29. A burglar entered the Back Street Caf in Marsh Harbour by breaking through the roof during the night of November 29. Nothing appeared to have been taken. A resident of the downtown section of Marsh Harbour had her house broken into during the afternoon of December 3 by a PoliceFrom Page 18Police Crime Report con’t Hope Town Abaco, Bahamas375-8655Mike Jones Sales Cell # 551-5545 mike@paradisebahamas.com Frank Knowles Sales Agent Cell # 375-8655 frank@paradisebahamas.com burglar who stole two watches. While in Marsh Harbour in the early evening of December 3, a Cooper’s Town man was punched in the back, face and arm by a resident of Spring City. The residence of a second home-owner in Treasure Cay was broken into sometime after November 16. The caretaker reported the incident but found nothing missing. Burglars stole two cases of motor oil worth $711.56 and 126.4 gallons of gasoline from the Treasure Cay gas station during the night of December 3 AA and Al Anon MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the library. The AA group and the AlAnon group meet in the Treasure Cay Community Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Please call 357-6511 for additional information.


Page 20 B The Abaconian December 15, 2005 Club Operations AccountantResponsibilities will include: • Setting up the accounts, including accounts payable, bank accounts and general ledgers. • Producing monthly reports in a timely manner. Ability to work on own initiative is important. Experience with Jonas accounting program would be an advantage. Qualified CPA is a prerequisite. Salary and benefits will be in based on experience and will include health benefits. Applications can be directed to: Indira Edwards Director, Human Resource and Training P.O. Box AB20766 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Or iedwards@bakersbayclub.com Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club is a $500 million project under development on Great Guana Cay. It includes 381 residential homes, a 70-acre environmental preserve, a 180-slip marina, a championship golf course and a 70-room luxury hotel. As part of our commitment to employ 200 Bahamians on our project we are seeking qualified Bahamians to apply for the position of: GENERAL CONTRA GENERAL CONTRA GENERAL CONTRA GENERAL CONTRA GENERAL CONTRA CT CT CT CT CT ORS & ORS & ORS & ORS & ORS & CONSTR CONSTR CONSTR CONSTR CONSTR UCTION MAN UCTION MAN UCTION MAN UCTION MAN UCTION MAN A A A A A GEMENT GEMENT GEMENT GEMENT GEMENTProfessional care of all building needs from start to finish We currently have job openings in Abaco for: Skilled Masons, Carpenters & Steel Fixers A minimum of three years experience required Contact Mr. Bernard Haynes at (242) 557 2550 for job applicationsCavalier Abaco Office:(242) 367 0664Contact Niels Wiethuchter or Tom Wallace for more informationCavalier Construction Company Ltd. Crawford Street P.O. Box N-8170 Nassau, Bahamas www.cavalierbahamas.comBuilding The Bahamas since 1956! By Portia Jonsson. This holiday season don’t let the spirit of giving lull you into giving into crime. Thieves like the holidays as much as we do, but mostly because it is an opportunity to commit crime. The holiday season from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day always promises to be a busy and exciting time for everyone. Let’s make sure it’s a safe and happy season, too. It is an unfortunate fact of life that criminals sometimes prey upon holiday shoppers. Those who are careless or preoccupied make the easiest targets, so we all need to be careful and alert to keep from becoming victims of crime. I would like to share some tips with you to keep our holidays bright, cheery and safe for all. Don’t display gifts where they can be seen from a window or doorway. Be extra careful to lock doors and windows when you leave the house, even if you’re only gone for a few minutes. Always lock your vehicle and roll up the windows even at home unless you park in your garage with the garage door down. Never leave valuables in plain sight in your vehicle. If you’re going to be out of town, leave a vehicle in your driveway. If you are leaving town for a few days, plan to give your home a lived-in look while you are gone. Leave radios on in different rooms of your home; purchase timers for lights and set them to go off randomly during hours of darkness. Have a trusted neighbor keep a watch on your house. Even if you are only away from home for an evening, turn on lights and a radio or television so it looks like someone is home. Consider using a cable secured to your home or a ground anchor to secure valuable Christmas lawn ornaments and decorations. Avoid loading yourself down with packages. This will mark you as a good target to thieves. Instead make several trips to your vehicle and place items in your trunk or other places out of view. Avoid paying with large amounts of cash, use cheques or credit cards whenever possible. Beware of strangers coming to your door. They may go door-to-door to collect charitable donations when no charity is involved. The holiday season is a good time to form a Neighborhood Crime Watch Program. This first line of defense against crime enhances security in our homes and the areas where our children play. It consists of good neighbors watching out for each other and making their neighborhoods better and more secure places to live. In a neighborhood watch area, neighbors are expected to call the police if they observe suspicious activity in their neighborhoods. No one has to know that criminal activity is occurring, they should call the police if they even suspect a crime is in progress. It is better to stop a crime before it occurs than to make a report after a crime has occurred. By remembering simple safety tips and practicing common sense precautions, we can ensure that we have plenty to celebrate during this joyous time of year. With proper planning we can substantially increase the chances that our holiday season will be one of fond memories. Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!Don’t Give Thieves a Christmas Gift An Appeal for the Marsh Harbour LibraryThe Marsh Harbour Community Library is appealing to the public for wall mounted shelving appropriate for hold books. This can be new or used. Contact Yvonne Key at 367-3623.


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Page 22 B The Abaconian December 15, 2005 to The Community of AbacoFrom Management & Staff ofAUSKELL Advanced Medical ClinicHappy HolidaysThe funeral for Denis Ernest Absolu, 70, of Marsh Harbour was held on December 3 at the Friendship Creole Baptist Church in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Antoine Joseph assisted by Pastor Edgar Geffard officiated and interment will follow in the Public Cemetery. He is survived by his son Jean Robert Absolu; adopted son Filador; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Estilla Faustin, 47, of Marsh Harbour was held at the International Mission Gospel Church in Marsh Harbour on December 2nd. Rev. Robinson Weatherford officiated and interment in the Public Cemetery. She is survived by her sons Makinson, Sergot Faustin and Jamison Arty; sisters Medilia, Yslande and Kathly Faustin; brother Altes Faustin; nephew Dereichemond Arty; nieces Cilianne Jacques and Denise Arty and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Gretel Curry 68, of Crown Haven was held at St. Anne’s Anglican Church in Crown Haven on December 3rd. Fr. Dwight Rolle officiated assisted by Canon Ivor Ottrey and Fr. Fequel LaPlante. Interment was in the Crown Haven Public Cemetery. She is survived by her husband Ednal Curry; children Elvis, Michael, Lloyd and Glenn Curry, Curlene Russell, Caroline Major, Dianna Bain, Joycelyn Rolle and Rosalie Maxceant; adopted children Nicole Rolle and Torey Forbes; daughters-in-law Berthamae, Debbie and Laura Curry; sons-in-law Joseph Russell, Paul Major, Brad Bain, Donald Rolle, Marc Maxceant and Romeo Rolle; grandchildren Monineka, Mellisa, Gretal (Annie), Nina, Elvis Jr., Ashley, Elveris, Kevin, Julica, Eliazer, Levis, Elvardo, Kadisha, Melanie, Keno, Winter, Tishka, Stephanio, Stevio, Keisha, Meka, C.J., Stevonna, McGuyver, Regina, Kera, Shannay, Micha, Colton, Kathronia and Kareem Pinder, Kimiley, Paul Jr. and Lamusica Major, Vantaisha Collie, Annastacia Gelin, Uganda, Stacy, Tracy, Dustin and Angel Russell, Alicia Rashad, Januree and Aaliyah Bain, Gabriella, Donald, Faith Miracle Ciara Rolle; grandson-in-law Leslie Gelin; sister Gertrude Smith; sisters-in-law Verdella Butler, Maude Russell and Alma Curry; nieces and nephews Betty, Rachel, Calvin and Edwin McIntosh, Pastor Ronnie McIntosh, Vera Renzer, Joseph Harrison and Butler and Gloria Bain; grandnieces and nephews; cousins; god children; and many other relatives and friends. William Davis Lee 70, passed away at his home on Man-O-War on December 3 after a very long illness. He was a second home owner from Harwich, Massachusetts. His father and uncle are believed to be the first second homeowners on Abaco when they built a home here in 1948 The funeral for Kenneth Nathaniel “Pa” Hanchell, 80, of Spring City was held on December 10 at the First Assembly of God in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Keith Evans officiated, assisted by other ministers. Interment was in the Spring City Public Cemetery. He is survived by his children Ruthmae Thagene, Cladius Hanchell, Kenneth Hanchell Jr, Olga Robinson, Japhus Hanchell and Fairbell Hanchell; grandchildren Paula, Henry, Paul and Tiffany Theagene, Kately Bovery, Nora Trembley and LaVaughn Stubbs, Adrian, Emmerson, Claudia and Briano Hanchell, KeShawn Hanchell, Shandra, Shyann, Wenchester, Indeo and Troy Robinson, Sonia and Ashley Stuart and Laron Brown; great-grandchildren Candace and Michel Trembley, Tyreke Evans, Shaquou, Henrick and Henrinique Theagene and Payton and Paige Stubbs, Dontae, Shakeem and Emmerson Hanchell, Iri and Rashad; daughters-inlaw Deborah and Carlene Hanchell; sonin-law Lou Robinson; sister-in-law Pearlene Robinson and Mable Taylor; brother-in-law Japhus Harvey; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Cetis Edgecombe Sr. 68, formerly of Dundas Town was held on Grand Bahama. Interment was also on Grand Bahama. He is survived by his wife Monica Edgecombe; sons and their wives Philip and Lorraine, Cetis Jr, James and Jacob Edgecombe; daughters and their husbands, Sandra and Ray Laing, Evelyn and David Nesbitte, Juilette and Joseph Thomas and Joanne Edgecombe; adopted daughter Deeann Lotmore; grandchildren Caroline, Robyn, Jacob Jr, Felicia and Phillippa Edgecombe, Chadwick, Channen and Chelsea Laing, Natisha (Alisee) David Jr and Daavia Nesbitt, D’angelo, Justin, Julian and Jovaughn Thomas; great-grand daughter Jasmine; brothers Marcus, Anthony and George Edgecombe; sisters Louise Crumbie and Kathleen Garvey; sisters-in-law Anna and Helen Lewis, lsabell Russell, Rosalie Miller and Ethel Edgecombe; brother-inlaw Welbon Miller; aunt Peggy Adderley; nephews; nieces and many other relatives and friends. Obituaries of Family and Friends Dieuner Toussaint aka “Gee” November 2005


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Evans Part one of a two part series Abstinence means waiting to choose the right person, time and place to have sex. A decision to abstain may be for one day or for years. There are many reasons to be abstinent. Only you can decide what’s right for you. If you feel that now is not the time for you to have a sexual relationship, that’s a good enough reason. Abstaining has many benefits. Besides preventing unwanted pregnancies and STD’s, you can abstain because of religious convictions or because you do not feel emotionally ready. Sex can affect your feelings in powerful ways. Waiting until you are ready to deal with these strong feelings can prevent you from getting hurt. It can also give you time to get to know your partner better and develop a trusting relationship. If you have already had a sexual relationship in the past, this doesn’t mean that every new relationship with the opposite sex has to become sexual. 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Even though the advice shared by others may be good and useful, remember that at the end of the day your decision is most important. If you have decided that abstaining is the best thing for you, you need to think about what you need to do to ensure that you do not slip or give into temptation if you do. You may have to make some adjustments in your life so that you do not compromise your position at anytime. Here are a few simple tips to consider: 1) Be clear about your decision to abstain. 2) When dating, meet your partner in a public place, in a group or in a well lit area. 3) If you’re feeling pressured speak up. If your date is serious about you (sincere), he will respect your decision. 4) Respect your partner. He may have boundaries of his own.Straight Talk with Sam . Teens and Dating5) Remain in control. Do not drink or use drugs. They will impair your judgment. If you decide to drink, you need to protect yourself so that you do not become a victim of date rape. Abstaining doesn’t mean that you stop being a sexual being. Sexual intercourse is one way to express affection and sexuality. You may find that abstaining helps you to get in touch with your feminine or masculine side more fully so that when you do decide to take on a partner, you will be more prepared. Choosing to abstain will help you to find more creative ways to get close to your partner and to show affection. It is not a necessity. It is a choice a choice that only you can make. You decide how precious your jewels are and whether they are worth guarding or giving away. Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties • New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 • Fax 242-366-0434


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Page 26 B The Abaconian December 15, 2005Cars with Junk Titles Are Arriving on Abaco Please see Junk Titles Page 27 A Red Cross container from Nassau arrived in Marsh Harbour November 26 with over $10,000 worth of relief supplies for recent fire victims. Included were 500 food parcels, 170 blankets, pampers, baby food and sanitary kits. Abaco Central High School students assisted in unloading and repackaging the various items as part of their community service requirement. The following day the items were given about 5 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist church parking lot which is close to the Mud settlement. Students from Long Bay School assisted Barbara Johnson, local Red Cross Group Leader, with the distribution.Red Cross Distributes Relief Supplies By Mirella Santillo Insurance Agents and Road Traffic Authorities are concerned about the number of cars coming on the island with junk titles. These cars have been deemed unfit to be on the road in the United States but are being purchased and brought here for parts. “However, once here,” she explained, “instead of being used to that effect, they are rebuilt and put back on the road. Some have been in a serious accident, some have been written off after being in a flood or in a fire.” A consumer warning published jointly by the Bahamas Motor Dealers Association, The Bahamas General Insurance Association and the Clearing Banks Committee relating to these vehicles stated, “These rebuilt vehicles are generally unsafe. Since they have been structurally compromised, they may fall apart. . If a deal seems too good to be true, be cautious or you could be sorry. . These vehicles are unsafe and have a very low resale value.” “The caution,” explained Mrs. Albury, “refers to possible danger. If the chassis has been bent or damaged the real value of the car, less affluent people may buy it because they think it is a bargain. People get a loan and come to insure their new vehicle only to find out that the insurance company will not insure the car or in some rare cases will offer only third party which is unacceptable for a bank loan,” she added. None of the insurance agents I contacted will knowingly insure cars with a junk title. Mr. Michael Knowles, Manager of J.S. Johnson Insurance Company, stated, “Whether or not the junk title is the result of hurricane damage or a total in an accident, once a vehicle has been pronounced unfit to be on the road, we will not insure it.” Mr. Robert Pinder with Insurance Management shared the same opinion, “Are these cars really road worthy, once fixed,” he questioned? Do we really want them on our roads?” Mrs. April Stratton, owner of Van Stratton Insurance Agency, feels, “These vehicles should be stopped at the port when they arrive with such title.” Once a used car owner requests insurance coverage from one of the local companies for a vehicle that had just been brought in from the U.S., every insurance company on Abaco will run a check on the vehicle through Car Fax, a service that will disclose the previous history of that car. If there is a recorded defect on its title, insurance may be refused or third party might be offered subject to the car being inspected by a reliable engineer. Such an engineer, Mr. Rowan Humes, employed by Bahamas First, visits Marsh Harbour once a month to inspect newly landed vehicles. “We inspect all the cars we insure,” said Mrs. Albury, “whether they have a good title or Abaco ExpressProviding U.S. Mail and Parcel ServiceBetween West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour Call for Details 242-367-3450 • 561-689-1010 www.cherokeeair.com


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Page 28 B The Abaconian December 15, 2005 NippersBar and GrillAlso known as Tranquility Beach Resorts LimitedCOMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2005/COM/COM 0032 IN THE SUPREME COURT COMMERCIAL DIVISION THE MATTER OF TRANQUILITY BEACH RESORTS LIMITED AND IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES ACT, CHAPTER 308 OF THE STATUTE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS NOTICE OF ADVERTISEMENT OF PETITION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Petition for the Winding-up of the above-named Company, TRANQUILITY BEACH RESORTS LIMITED, by the Supreme Court was on the 27th day of May, 2005 presented to the said Court by RANDY WALTER ALBURY of Guana Cay, Abaco, The Bahamas. AND that the said Petition is directed to be heard before The Honorable Justice Mrs. Vera Watkins of the Supreme Court sitting at Court No. 3, 2nd Floor, Supreme Court Building, Bank Lane, Nassau, Bahamas on Monday, the 23rd of January, 2006 at 10.30 in the forenoon; and any Creditor or Contributory of the said Company desirous to support or oppose the making of an Order on the said Petition may appear at the time of hearing in person or by his Counsel for that purpose; and a copy of the Petition will be furnished by the undersigned to any Creditor or Contributory of the said Company requiring such copy. SignedCallenders & Co. One Millars Court P.O. Box N-7117 Nassau, Bahamas Attn: Cheryl D. Cartwright Attorneys for the Petitioner, Randy Walter Albury Telephone: (242) 322-2511 NOTE: Any person who intends to appear on the hearing of the said Petition must serve on or send by post to the above-named notice in writing of his intention so to do. The notice must state the name and address of the person, or, if a firm, the name and address of the firm, and must be signed by the person or firm:, or his or their solicitor (if any), and must be served or, if posted, must he sent by post in sufficient time to reach the abovenamed not later than 4 o’clock in the afternoon of the 22nd day of January, 2006. By Richard E. Fawkes Samantha V. Evans pursues what she considers to be the mission of educators throughout The Bahamas today — “We must reclaim our schools!” — with a combination of compassion for students, creative teaching methods, clear expectations, unequivocal discipline that requires acceptance of responsibility for individual behaviour and an abundant supply energy. “I try to provide a safe environment in which students feel free to express themselves, to voice their concerns in a respectful manner,” Ms. Evans said of the life skills classes she conducts with students in grades nine through 12, “and where I can teach them factual things to help them get rid of the myths and false information they conduct themselves by, especially with regard to sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases.” Ms. Evans, who holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in psychology and educational leadership from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, chose to take on the extra load of teaching classes, rather than just having students come to her in her office, so that she can be able to interact more directly with them on a more regular basis. “I had to think long and hard before accepting this posting in Abaco,” Ms. Evans, mother of a six-year-old daughter and a nine-year-old son, said of her being asked by the Ministry of Education to come here in September as guidance counsellor. “I had only lived in cities before, in Nassau and Atlanta. I had also heard a number of negative things about Abaco Central High, about fights and ethnic conflicts between Bahamian students and students of Haitian background. But then, I decided to come and give it a try.” Ms. Evans said coming from her perspective in Nassau, the school is not all that large and that the classes are not as big as those in the city, which she finds to be positive attributes. She found that students have a lot of bottled and pent-up frustrations because they do not feel able or have not been taught or encouraged to express themselves freely and positively. “I have found here on Abaco that adults, and this includes parents and teachers, can be very vindictive toward young people, which can make them shut down or resort to negative, rebellious behaviour,” she observed. “I believe teachers should see themselves as advocates of students. When they come to school, they should bring a perspective which allows them to leave their personal problems at home and focus primarily on the needs of their students. This is not to say there aren’t many excellent examples of this kind of dedication at Abaco Central. “I also believe teachers should always be conscious of themselves as role models for students, including in the way they dress and comport themselves, and in their demonstration of the professionalism for which they are trying to prepare their students when they enter the work world. Teachers have a responsibility to continue to upgrade their skills and to keep abreast of changes in the areas in which they are teaching, with or without the support of the Ministry of Education, so as to expose their students to the latest developments in the professions.” Before her full-time assignment here on Abaco, Ms. Evans worked part-time for the last two years with the Ministry of Education at Garvin Tynes and Sir Gerald Cash primary schools in Nassau. She also taught for a year as part of an intervention team at a middle school in Atlanta. Since her return home, she worked full-time for six years in the corporate world as a human resources manager, which she said proved to be a tremendous asset as it enabled her to better understand the kind of professional standards and training students will have to measure up to when they enter the work world. Her life skills classes also include sessions on preparing for college, job success, and social skills acquisition. “I have very high expectations of them and work them hard,” Ms. Evans said. “At first the students, especially the young men, would complain that they had never been given so much work and assignments to do, but now they’re coming around and meeting the challenge.” Please see Counsellor Page 31New Guidance Counsellor Is Students’ AdvocateWhen she first arrived on campus, Ms. Evans encountered some resistance, especially from a group of girls. “There was some sassiness,” she said, “some rolling of the eyes that seemed to say, ‘Who do you think you are?’ Not so much from the guys, although some of them did try their bopping into class late. But they have come around to seeing what I am about and that I will not let them get away with negative behaviour.” She said her life skills classes also focus on teaching how to discuss and disagree, respect other points of view and cultural or ethnic differences, and how to resolve conflicts peacefully. Ms. Evans said her teaching is informed by her beliefs as a Christian. “I try to teach based on God’s way of doing things,” she explained. “I utilize Scripture and try to challenge the students to appreciate that God has a plan for each one of them, and that they should respect themselves as such and try to live according to that plan. A lot of Ms. Ssmantha Evans


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Please call for details. 242-367-3262 BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Black Wood, private, 2 bedroom apts, fully furnished on teh water. $800 monthly, First and last month’s rent & security deposti required. CAll 365-0448 or367-2445 Guana Cay 2 bed apt. $1500/ mo, no pets. Also new vacation rental $900/ wk. Call for details. 904-982-2762 Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com Houses and Land For Rent and For SaleClassified Advertisements RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS 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 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALECherokee Yellow Wood, vacant property in view of Cherokee Sound and overlooking Winding Bay. 13,478 sq. ft. Call 366-2005 for more details $100,000 Dundas Town apartment, near Grace Baptist Church, hilltop, fully furnished, 6 bedrooms, split level triplex, air conditioned rooms. For sale by owner. Asking $350,000. Call 365-0448 or 392-1335. David Henfield or John Stuart 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 Little Exuma 8 1/4 acre lots. Package price $80,000 (net) or 2 side by side lots for $25,000 (net). Call 1-242-365-8674 Little Harbour 1/2 acre building site, high elevation, good ocean view, walk to Pete’s Pub. Best deal in Little Harbour, $145,000 net. Call owner 970-562-3868. Little Harbour Fantastic panoramic views, High elevation, harbor waterfront plus waterfront in pond for protected small boat docking. 3B/2B home beautifully furnished and landscaped. By owner 242 366-3509. Lubbers Quarters Waterfront property and/or beach cottage. Pretty 2bed/bath cottage on 72 ft.private beach front with private dock, electricity. Vacant water front lots with private dock. Brokers protected. Please call 242 366 0347 or email: conch@ctinternet.com Lubbers Quarters Eastside beachfront lot, 1 acre, with dock and electric. $525,000.00. 242375-8313. info@watercolourscottages.com PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALETilloo 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. Call 508-5403240 or e-mail jvlvworthington@adelphia.net Just South of Treasure Cay Beautiful parcels of land available. Mostly high land. From the hill you can see Treasure Cay & Guana Cay. Property runs from highway to sea. Electricity and cable on highway. 8 + acres. Possibility of putting in 30’ road (1500 ft) and 30 lots approx. 120 x 100. You do the math. $400,000 net. Interested? Call 356-7848 or evenings 324-1328 RENTAL COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Homes Property Beachfront Condos Corporate Rentals Sandra Evans, BRI, CIPS (242) 367-0365 Bill Thorndycraft (242) 357-6638 www.AbacoAgent.comGreat value on the water. 100’ of waterfront with dock. New build, two story, 3/2 home with deck, conservatory and game room. $399,000. Wonderful family home. Newly built, 10 foot ceilings, borders conservation land, 3/2 with master en-suite. Very convenient to everything. $205,000. Best kept secret in Abaco! Stylish and substantial 3/2 home. 139’ of Sea of Abaco frontage with 40’ dock. Scenic and unspoiled neighbourhood. $575,000. Best Value on the beach! Classic beach house, 2/2 with two screened sleeping porches and Atlantic Ocean deck. Fireplace and generator. $459,900. One acre of waterfront at a great price Secluded yet near all amenities. Cleared building envelope, 106’ Sea of Abaco frontage plus boat ramp. $125,000. Perfect beach cottage Casual and easy to maintain. 2/2, loads of charm, great Sea to Sea views and access. New everything plus rental history. $345,000. Beachfront in private community. Two adjacent one acre properties. Protective covenants, beautiful waterfront, easy access to everything. $208,500. each www.abaconian.com Check it out for photos, history and maps


Page 30 B The Abaconian December 15, 2005 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 Directory 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 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 Amelia Airways, Inc.Based in South Florida Serving Florida, the Keys, The Bahamas and other destinations throughout the US and CaribbeanPhone # 954-491-4942 Fax# 954-489-9126Fly with Us on Your Schedule ________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantSpecializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207Financial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training GIACO & CO. Gary ClarkeWest of Forest Drive Ph:(242) 367-4560 Cell :(242) 456-5291We sell steel already put together for construction needs. We also do burgular bars.Specializing in Bending Fabrication of Rebar for Foundation Decks, Columns and Belt Course. Well Drilling ServicesServicing All of AbacoAndrew MajorMarsh Harbour Abaco, BahamasTel: 551-7375 DRA NAGE SOLUTIONS Church Listing 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 MinistriesOur Mission “Turning people into devout followers ofSunday 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. Pastors/Leaders Derek Benjamin Ted Pearce David Lowe For Directions call 242-367-3324 derekbenjamin@coralwave.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 SendBy Mirella Santillo On December 3 Hair Express held its second annual hair show at St John’s Parish Hall. In front of a packed audience, 52 young ladies performed musical steps and dances, group by group, while showing the hair styles that had been two days into the making. Salon owner and hair stylist, Taka Russell, worked through the night of Friday to Saturday to have the models ready. The salon had the use of two rooms, compliments of the Bustic Bight Motel, one of the show’s sponsors, where Taka and another stylist created their masterpieces. Woven through natural hair with colorful yarn, ribbons or synthetic hair, hairdos included such exotic names as Twister, Pink Peacock, Morning Glory, Yellow Hoops, Christmas Curls, Cotton Candy, Pink Panther, Sassy Loops and Caribbean Puff. The girls ranged from eight to 20 years of age. Most of them are students of local schools: Agape Christian School, Long Bay, St. Francis de Sales, Central Abaco Primary and Abaco Central High School. The show started with groups of six or seven girls performing dances, showing casual wear clothes, singing solos or performing step dances and, of course, exhibited their hairdos. The evening passed quickly under the watchful eyes of parents and a few police officers. Conch frit-Hair Express Hosts Hair ShowThese attractive girls modeled fancy hair styles for the Hair Express Hair Show held at the Anglican Parish Hall on December 9. These creative hair styles were showcased at the Hair Express Hair Show. These girls were pleased to be chosen as models. ters, soft drinks and beer were available. Ms. Russell was pleased with the outcome of the evening which was intended to promote her business. She mentioned that part of the proceeds from the function will be donated to the Hurricane Relief Fund, to help the victims of Hurricane Wilma on Grand Bahama and Grand Cay. Local business people helped with the decorations and donated the door prizes.


December 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 31 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 Forklift, Hyster S40XL 3-stage warehouse, used, well maintained, in use now. $10,000 OBO 367-2128 Call between 9-5 Glass security show case 20 x 31.5 x 72 $250. Call 367-2442 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service Full Time Help Wanted Looking for a full time night time bartender Interested persons please call 242-366-0065 DAMIANOS REALTY CO. LTD Is seeking to hire Licensed Real Estate Agents and Apprentices in its Marsh Harbour, Abaco, office. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to join an established growing company. Visit our website www.damianos.com to learn more about our company or contact Mr. George Damianos at 242-362-4211 email: george@damianos.com. Handy Man / Laboror Needed. Call 365-8730 10’ fiberglass dinghy, 8 HP Yamaha. $1200 Contact Donnie’s Boat Rentals. 365-4119 or 3654173 10.5 foot boat, fiberglass dory. $275. Call 3672442 16.5’ Malibu 1984, w/ 2003 50 HP Mercury (3 hrs). w/ trailer. $6950. Can be seen at National Marine. See Royce or call 242-367-2326 or 367-5960 17’ Flats boat w/50 HP w/trailer w/bonefishing equipment (rods, reels, etc.) $10,500 O.N.O. Call for info 554-8471 17’ Boston Whaler Montauk 2003, 90 HP Mercury/Yamaha 4 stroke, Bimini, VHF, depth sounder, GPS, swim platform. Full Sunbrella cover used 90 hours, in storage. Contact Keith or Blake Albury, MOW 242-365-6006 17’ Key West Boat with Yamaha engine & trailer. $12,000.00. Call 366-2853 between 5:00pm 9:00pm. 20’ Bimini top. 125 Mercury NEW $8000. Call 367-2884 10:00am 6:00pm 25’ Grady White Sports Fish twin “90” 200 HP Evinrudes, all effects, 2 VHF, Live Well, Depth Sounder, Out riggers, fully found. At Dolphin Marine, GT. Ph: J. McAllister Fl. 561799-9426. or 242-365-8420 $15,000, OBO. 25’ Irwin Sailboat 1976 w/mooring rights in Hope Town harbour. Abaco registered in good condition. 8 HP Johnson outboard, sails & many extras. Dry Stored @ Edwins Yard 2 Man-OWar Cay. Price: $10,000. Call 365-6007 / 3660204 or owner 011-3496-584-3141 (Spain). 26’ Monza w/ twin 225 HP Optimax, VHF, chart plotter, fish finder, depth finder, fresh water shower. Call 367-4576 Hrs. 8-5. 28’ Mako, 1987, 96’ 225 Ocean Runners, full tower, NEW Rupp riggers, Furuno depth recorder, split console. $19,000. MUST MOVE Ph: 321-795-4577 email: peter.zabinski@mina.com BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SERVICES EQUIPMENT FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT PPORTUNITIES VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE MERCHANDISE FOR SALE32’ Island Gypsy Sportfish 175 Ford Lehman, 8 KW Westerbeke, air conditioned, etc. $44,000 Call 365-4120 34’ Catalina 1988 shoal draft sailboat DUTY PAID 27 HP Yanmar, 12 v. refrig, many upgrades. Lying Abacos. $51,500 Call 828-6690828 Fax 828-664-1710 35’ Houseboat Cost $4,000. Contact Donnie’s Boat Rental 365-4119 or 4173 37’ Hatteras w/twin 671 Detroil diesel engines 190 HP each. 300 gal watermaker, 8 KW generator, 2 central A/C units, fridge, stove, microwave, icemaker. Appraised in 2003 for $148,000. Asking $65,000 OBO. MUST SELL. Call 242-366-0342 38’ Bertram, classic 1964, flybridge, sedan cruiser, repowered with twin Cummins 555 diesel engines in 1990, low hours, galley up, 8 KW Yanmar diesel generator, solid overbuilt fiberglass hull, sleeps, 6, head with shower. Bahamian registry. $39,000 USD. Must sell, owner will consider all serious offers. Boat at Abaco Yacht Services, Green Turtle Cay. Call 242365-4033, fax 242-365-4216, email ays@oii.net 38’ Gulfstar Trawler 1983 with 6 cyl Perkins Diesel. Asking $45,000 Tel: 242-366-0351 or 407-384-7301 WANTED TO RENT A BOATGraduate from College of Charleston (S.C.) looking for sail boat, fair condition, that can be repaired and lived on. Limited funds. Call Sheftall @ 912-927-1517. BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats88 Fiberglass Chevy Bus $5000.00. Call 3662853 between 5:00pm 9:00pm. 89 Honda Civic Wagon, excellent condition, A/C. $3200 OBO Call 365-8935 90 Lincoln Continental, low miles on rebuilt engine. Great condtion. $5500 Call 365-4655 91 GMC Jimmy Brand new paint job & serviced on Nov 8th, 2005. $4500 OBO Call 4775422 or 801-413-2864. 94 Dodge Ram 1500, $10,000. Call 366-2853 between 5:00pm 9:00pm. 00 Dodge Dakota low miles, fully loaded, includes headers, exhaust, supercharger, full leather, one of a kind paint job. Call 359-6481. First $19,000 takes it. NEW BUSINESSOpening December 12, 2005, Kids Will Be Kids Day Care, ages 5 months and up 8:30 .m. until 5 p.m. Located behind Memorial Plaza. Contact Alanna Thompson PETS FOR SALETrailer Home fully furnished. $25,000.00. Call 366-2853 between 5:00pm 9:00pm. TRAILERS FOR SALE Great Christmas gift, great household pet. Four Shi-tzu puppies 8 weeksold. Contact Shanda at 359-6224the students attend church and see themselves as Christians, but are ashamed to admit it because of peer pressure. I try to encourage them to be proud of who they are and what they believe and not to hide it.” She said working with parents on Abaco is an even greater challenge than in Nassau. She said parents need to be educated about their role in the education and upbringing of their children, of the value of seeing education as the vital tool it is for their children’s success in life and their involvement as parents as necessary for their children’s success in education. In addition to her classroom and individual counselling activities, Ms. Evans learns a lot about the students by visiting them in their various groupings during lunch. “The quiet boy who acts like an angel in class could very well be one who is active in the gangs,” she said, acknowledging what she has learned about the various neighbourhood gangs that students join. She CounsellorFrom Page 28 said parents, teachers and administrators must be sensitive to the way students who cannot communicate with adults gravitate toward gangs for affirmation and advice, usually bad advice. “I get to see how a lot of the big boys make puppets out of the younger boys who are looking for role models,” she said. Ms. Evans consults regularly with Principal Euthal Green on her observations and discusses ideas with him on improving the situation. One activity the school approved was an all-day event on November 25 designed to highlight some of the challenges and expose students to expert advice. The school brought in professionals from Nassau that day to address such issues as safety in the schools and the psychological effects of deviant behaviour on Bahamian teenagers. A former gang leader from Nassau, who was once on death row for murder but whose sentence was commuted, addressed the students in an effort to give them a strong understanding of the true dangers of gangs and violent crime. Students engaged in peer teaching and make cultural presentations on that day. For a treat while you are visiting Man-O-War make sure you check out Island Treats on the waterfront. George Malone and Junea Sweeting can serve you light meals, confectionary items and ice cream for take-out. Picnic tables are close byIce Cream Specialities Are Served at MOW’s Island Treats


Page 32 B The Abaconian December 15, 2005 Dickies Cay 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 3,360 sq.ft. home. set on almost 1 Acre sea-to-sea on Man-O-War Harbour. Private, protected deep water dock. Auxiliary Generator. Wonderful Harbour Views. Offered fully Furnished # AS10693 NEW LISTING $2,000,000 "Viking" NEW LISTING 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"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" Man-O-War Cay 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,270 sq.ft. home. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 400 sq.ft. guest house with full kitchen. Separate workshop with crows nest for great views set on .373 acre in the southeast area of the settlement. # AS10585 NEW LISTING $650,000 "Golden Palms" NEW LISTINGElbow Cay Buttonwood Bay -2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 1,056 sq.ft home on 1/3 acre Over 600 sq.ft. of Covered verandahs and deck. Excellent design and use of space. Convenient location. Great View. Furnished # AB88 NEW LISTING $399,500. NEW LISTING "demwells" 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 $1,750,000 "Jaffa"Great Guana Cay 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,150 sq.ft residence and 760 sq.ft. of covered porch on upper floor, 1 bedroom 1 bath, 490 sq.ft apartment on ground floor plus large workshop. Great Ocean Views. near settlement # AS10689 NEW LISTING $635,000. "Junkanoo Splash" NEW LISTINGElbow Cay Dorros Cove 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,500 sq.ft residence with 2 bedroom, 1 bath 1,100 sq.ft guest house. Southeastern point of island. Swimming Pool Private boat slip. Superb ocean and cay views. Furnished # AB112 NEW LISTING $1,750,000. "Point of View" NEW LISTINGGreat Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates 5 Bedroom, 3 bath home set on over 1/2 Acre with 100' of Beach-front. Open decks for fabulous ocean views, elevation for Sea of Abaco Views. Fully furnished and equipped. #AB123 NEW LISTING $1,425,000 "Surfside" 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. Fabulous Ocean views. #AB161 $1,100,000. "Casa Bueno"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 $1,545,000. "Samahab"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 $2,315,000. "Summer Camp"Great Guana Cay -Dolphin Beach Estates 4 Bedroom, 4 bath, 2,100 sq.ft. home. 670 sq.ft of raised decks Sited on one half acre. Central Air Great Ocean and Sea of Abaco Views. Beach and Dock Access. Furnished. #AS11731 NEW LISTING $838,000. "Pura Vida" 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 $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"Elbow Cay Hope Town 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,300 sq.ft residence with 630 sq.ft. of open decks. Land with91' of harbour entrance frontage -Excellet views of the lighthouse and Sea of Abaco. Great Rental History. Furnished # AS10565 NEW LISTING $1,190,000. "Aeolian" NEW LISTINGMan-O-War Cay 4 Bedroom, 2 bath, 1,536 sq.ft. home, 440 sq.ft of covered verandah. set on a 6,469 sq.ft. parcel in the northwest-central area of the Man-O-War Settlement Auxiliary Generator, Fully furnished and equipped. #MW1001XH NEW LISTING $575,000. "Cragamo" NEW LISTINGElbow Cay White Sound 7 Unit Apartment Building, Total of 3,800 sq.ft. Four 1 bedroom, 1 bath units and three 2 bedroom, 1 bath units. All fully Furnished Central A/CLaundry BuildingExcellent Rental History # AB156 $925,000. "Hope Town Apartments" 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.com12/15/05 VACANT LAND 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. PRIVATE ISLANDSSea of Abaco "Carrington Cay" 300' from the Abaco mainland, near Leisure Lee 1.4 acres. Excellent elevation. #AB5147 $375,000. Meet our Abaco Team of Agents and discover Why you need a Managing Broker in our H.G. Christie Ad on Page 2 of the first section. Elbow Cay "Twin Dolphin Point" Unique Estate 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. Completely Furnished. Fabulous Sea of Abaco Views. Private dock. A fun property for living your dream or for investment. #AB141 Each Home Separately $975,000. The Complete Estate $1,925,000. "Twin Dolphin Point"Scotland Cay "Green Door" 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 1,815 sq.ft. home. 630 sq.ft of covered and open decks. Sited on two lots for a total of 1.04 Acres.Central Air, 2 Golf Carts. Auxiliary Generator Great Ocean Views. Fully Furnished #AB162 $635,000.